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News Daily: May meets EU leaders for Brexit talks and Macron’s offer to protesters

If you want to get this briefing by email, sign-up here Image copyright Reuters Brexit: May meets EU leaders in effort to save deal Not today, then. But Theresa May’s decision to delay the Commons vote on whether to accept her Brexit deal with the EU doesn’t mean things have gone quiet. The prime minister is travelling to some of Europe’s capitals to meet leaders, including Germany’s Angela Merkel, having said she needs “further assurances” on the Northern Ireland backstop issue before attempting to gain the backing of MPs. European…

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Kudlow says does not see Huawei issue spilling into trade talks with China: CNBC

(Reuters) – White House economic adviser Larry Kudlow told CNBC on Friday that he does not see the recent controversy surrounding China’s Huawei Technologies Co Ltd spilling into the trade talks between the United States and China. Huawei Chief Financial Officer Meng Wanzhou, who is under arrest in Canada, is set to appear in a Vancouver court on Friday for a bail hearing as she awaits possible extradition to the United States. Kudlow said Huawei had been warned for “quite some time” about violations on Iran sanctions, but added he…

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White House adviser: U.S.-China trade talks, Huawei arrest are separate

White House trade advisor Peter Navarro looks on as U.S. President Donald Trump participates in a roundtable discussion about trade in Duluth, Minnesota, U.S. June 20, 2018. REUTERS/Jonathan Ernst WASHINGTON (Reuters) – White House trade adviser Peter Navarro on Friday said that the U.S. -China trade truce and the recent arrest of a top Huawei Technologies Co Ltd executive “are two separate events,” calling the timing of events a coincidence. Navarro, in an interview on CNN, also said if the United States and China could not come to an agreement…

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Grab in talks to invest $100 million in Indian hotels startup Oyo: ET

FILE PHOTO: A man walks past a Grab office in Singapore March 26, 2018. REUTERS/Edgar Su (Reuters) – Singapore-based ride hailing firm Grab is in advanced talks to invest $100 million in Indian hotel-reservations startup Oyo, the Economic Times reported on Monday, citing two people briefed on the matter. Grab is expected to close the deal in the next few days, the report bit.ly/2KOtHkz said. The proposed investment is part of Oyo’s ongoing $1 billion funding round and will be made through A1 Holdings Inc, an entity controlled by Grab,…

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WADA holds talks in Moscow on lab data deadline

MOSCOW (Reuters) – A World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) delegation held talks with Russian officials and visited a suspended Moscow anti-doping laboratory on Wednesday as it waits for Russia to meet a year-end deadline to hand over laboratory data. FILE PHOTO: A sign is on display outside the office of Russian Anti-Doping Agency (RUSADA) in Moscow, Russia September 20, 2018. Picture taken with a fish eye lens. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov Russia’s anti-doping agency, RUSADA, was suspended in November 2015 after a WADA-commissioned report found evidence of widespread, state-sponsored doping in Russian athletics.…

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Ukraine-Russia sea clash: Trump says may cancel G20 Putin talks

Image copyright AFP Image caption Some of the detained Ukrainians have appeared in court in Crimea US President Donald Trump says he may cancel a meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin following a maritime clash between Russia and Ukraine. Mr Trump told the Washington Post he was waiting for a “full report” after Russian ships fired on and seized three Ukrainian boats on Sunday. The two leaders are due to meet on the sidelines of the G20 summit in Buenos Aires later this week. Meanwhile, the US has urged European…

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Trump talks tough to China before G20 meeting

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump says he is likely to go ahead with an increase on tariffs currently imposed on Chinese goods at the start of 2019. The comments to the Wall Street Journal come as he is expected to meet China’s Xi Jinping on the sidelines of this week’s G20 summit. Mr Trump also said he would hit the rest of Chinese imports to the US with tariffs if talks did not go well. Tariffs on the $200bn of Chinese goods are due to rise to…

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Report: Fultz trade topic of 76ers-Cavs talks

FILE PHOTO – Nov 14, 2018; Orlando, FL, USA; Philadelphia 76ers guard Markelle Fultz (20) drives around Orlando Magic guard Jerian Grant (22) during the second half at Amway Center. Mandatory Credit: Reinhold Matay-USA TODAY Sports 76ers guard Markelle Fultz is the subject of trade talks between Philadelphia and the Cleveland Cavaliers, according to reports. Fultz is currently idle while awaiting a visit with a shoulder specialist but has lost ground in the rotation to T.J. McConnell, who is serving as the primary backup point guard to Ben Simmons. Fultz,…

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Exclusive: Logitech in talks to acquire headphone maker Plantronics – sources

(Reuters) – Logitech International SA, a Swiss manufacturer of keyboards and webcams, is in discussions to acquire Plantronics Inc, a U.S. maker of Bluetooth earpieces and gaming headsets, people familiar with the matter said on Friday. FILE PHOTO – Chief Executive Bracken Darrell of the computer peripherals maker Logitech addresses the company’s annual news conference in Zurich, Switzerland April 26, 2017. REUTERS/Arnd Wiegmann The deal would be by far Logitech’s largest acquisition and would illustrate the company’s push to diversify its business. It would come as Logitech and Plantronics seek…

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Virgin Atlantic in talks to rescue Flybe

Image copyright Getty Images Flybe and Virgin Atlantic have confirmed they are in talks about a sale or closer alliance. The move comes after cash-strapped Flybe put itself up for sale earlier this month. The Exeter-based regional airline said that Virgin was “one of the parties” it has been in discussions with. Last month, Flybe warned its full-year losses would be £22m, blaming falling consumer demand, a weaker pound and higher fuel costs. Confirming the talks, Flybe added that there was no certainty that an offer would be made by…

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