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Miami La Liga Match Scuppered by Spanish Court

Attempts to stage a Spanish La Liga match in Miami were foiled on Friday by a Madrid court which ruled the Villarreal v Atletico Madrid tie scheduled for December 6 cannot be played in the United States.

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Drogba Kicks Off 'Million Trees' Project in Ivory Coast

Football legend Didier Drogba helped launch a drive Friday to plant a million trees to halt deforestation in Ivory Coast.

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VW Group Names Markus Duesmann as New Audi Chief

Sprawling 12-brand German car giant Volkswagen said Friday Markus Duesmann would take the helm at high-end subsidiary Audi, also joining the group-wide executive board.

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Volkswagen Says to Invest 60 Billion Euros by 2024 in Cars of the Future

German car giant Volkswagen said Friday it would plough 60 billion euros ($66 billion) by 2024 into its switch to electric, hybrid and connected vehicles, as automakers around the world rev up electrification plans.

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Wall Street Opens on High Note amid Renewed Hope on Trade

U.S. stocks were upbeat at the open on Friday, amid new positive signs that Washington and Beijing are moving towards at least a partial deal to end the lingering trade conflict.

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GM Strike Takes Bite Out of U.S. Industry in October

The nationwide strike at General Motors walloped American industry last month, causing the biggest tumble in factory output in a year and a half, the Federal Reserve reported Friday.

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New Israel-Gaza Violence Tests Fragile Ceasefire

Israel launched fresh strikes against Islamic Jihad targets in Gaza early Friday in response to rocket fire, underscoring the fragility of a ceasefire agreed after an escalation that killed 34 Palestinians.

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Paris to Host Ukraine Summit with Putin, Zelensky on Dec 9

France will host a four-way summit in Paris on December 9 seeking to end the conflict in Ukraine, which will see Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Ukrainian counterpart Volodymyr Zelensky meet face-to-face for the first time, the French presidency said Friday.

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Anger, Guilt Stir Hong Kong's White Collar Rebels

Driven by anger at the authorities' response to massive protests - and guilt that the burden of defending democracy has fallen on the city's youth - a white collar rebellion is rippling out across Hong Kong.

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Trump Attacks U.S. Diplomat as She Testifies in Impeachment Probe

Marie Yovanovitch, the ousted U.S. ambassador to Ukraine, said Friday that a tweet by President Donald Trump attacking her while she testified before the House of Representatives impeachment inquiry was "very intimidating."

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