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Wife of Ex-Nissan Boss Ghosn Seeks Trump Help

The wife of ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn on Monday reached out to US President Donald Trump, asking him to press Japan at upcoming talks about "fair trial conditions".

Carlos Ghosn is awaiting trial in Japan over charges of under-reporting his salary for years while at Nissan and using company funds for personal expenses. The 65-year-old denies the accusations.

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Boeing's Embattled Chief Faces Tough Crowd at Paris Air Show

Boeing CEO Dennis Muilenburg will have his work cut out for him at the Paris Air Show this week as he tries to reassure airlines and industry partners over the fate of its flagship 737 MAX plane, indefinitely grounded after two fatal crashes.

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The 'Richest Black Nation': Papua New Guinea Sets Audacious Goal

Papua New Guinea's new prime minister has an ambitious -- cynics would say far-fetched -- objective of turning one of the world's poorest countries into the "richest black nation" on earth in just a decade.

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From Apples to Almonds, India Hikes Tariffs on U.S. Goods

India on Sunday imposed higher tariffs on 28 items imported from the US, in retaliation to Washington's recent withdrawal of trade privileges for New Delhi.

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Heavy Toll for French Farms and Vineyards after Brutal Hailstorm

Farmers in southeast France counted the costs from lost harvests on Sunday after a fierce storm battered the region with hail the size of ping-pong balls, decimating orchards and vineyards just as the summer season was kicking into high gear.

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MBS Says Saudi Arabia Committed to Aramco IPO

Saudi Arabia remains committed to selling shares in national oil conglomerate Aramco through an initial public offering but only at the right time, Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman has said.

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Turkey Hits Out at Moody's after Credit Rating Cut

Turkey on Saturday lambasted Moody's ratings agency after it cut Ankara's credit rating further into junk territory, saying the downgrade raised concerns over the institution's "objectivity and impartiality".

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Middle East Attack Jolts Oil-Import Dependent Asia

The blasts detonated far from the bustling megacities of Asia, but the attack this week on two tankers in the strategic Strait of Hormuz hits at the heart of the region's oil import-dependent economies.

While the violence only directly jolted two countries in the region — one of the targeted ships was operated by a Tokyo-based company, a nearby South Korean-operated vessel helped rescue sailors — it will unnerve major economies throughout Asia.

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Russian Central Bank Cuts Key Rate

Russia's central bank on Friday cut its main interest rate for the first time since March 2018 amid slowing economic growth and inflation in a widely-anticipated move.

The Bank of Russia lowered its key rate from 7.75 percent to 7.50 percent and said there could be another rate cut soon.

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Oil Prices Surge after US Reports Tankers Attacked

Oil prices soared Thursday after the US Navy reported two tankers had been attacked in the Gulf of Oman, fanning geopolitical concerns in the crude-rich region.

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