Renault board did not consider replacing Ghosn: interim chairman

FILE PHOTO: Carlos Ghosn attends the Paris Auto Show, in Paris, France, October 1, 2018. REUTERS/Regis Duvignau/File Photo PARIS (Reuters) – Renault’s (RENA.PA) board did not consider replacing Chief Executive Carlos Ghosn when it met on Thursday, interim chairman Philippe Lagayette said in a statement issued by the carmaker. Lagayette “refutes the press rumors reporting differences within the board of ...

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Brexit: How could another referendum on leaving the EU work?

Image copyright Getty Images The former prime minister Tony Blair has renewed his call for another referendum – if there is no parliamentary majority for any one Brexit outcome. “Parliament’s gridlocked, Parliament can’t decide and therefore we’ve got to go back to the British people to decide”, the former Labour leader told Radio 4’s Today programme. Labour’s official position is ...

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China says to halt additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars from Jan. 1

FILE PHOTO – Cars are seen in a parking lot in Palm Springs, California, U.S. on April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019, the country’s finance ministry said on Friday, following a truce in a trade war between the world’s ...

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Kosovo approves new army despite Serb opposition, NATO criticism

PRISTINA (Reuters) – Kosovo’s parliament voted on Friday to create a 5,000-strong standing army, a week after Serbia’s premier suggested the move could provoke military intervention by Belgrade. Kosovo’s President Hashim Thaci attends a ceremony of security forces a day before parliament’s vote on whether to form a national army, in Pristina, Kosovo, December 13, 2018. REUTERS/Laura Hasani The move, ...

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Strasbourg Christmas market reopens after attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption The Strasbourg Christmas market is one of Europe’s busiest The Christmas market in the French city of Strasbourg is due to reopen on Friday morning, after the attack carried out by a gunman on Tuesday evening. Cherif Chekatt was killed on Thursday by police on a city street after he opened fire on officers. Three ...

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China says to suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made cars from January 1

FILE PHOTO – Cars are seen in a parking lot in Palm Springs, California, U.S. on April 13, 2015. REUTERS/Lucy Nicholson/File Photo BEIJING (Reuters) – China’s finance ministry said on Friday it will suspend additional tariffs on U.S.-made vehicles and auto parts for three months starting Jan. 1, 2019. The government will suspend 25 percent tariffs on 144 U.S. vehicle ...

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