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HONG KONG: Most Asian markets rose Monday, tracking fresh records on Wall Street following forecast-busting US jobs data, as investors eyed the Federal Reserve’s latest policy meeting later this week. US data on Friday showed 228,000 jobs were created last month and unemployment held at a 17-year low, reinforcing the…

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NEW YORK: Bitcoin began trading on its first major global exchange Sunday, in a milestone for the controversial digital currency that has surged to record highs this year, exciting some investors while leaving others nervous of a bubble. Trading on a futures contract began at 6pm (2300 GMT) on the…

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PARIS: French baby-milk maker Lactalis and health authorities have ordered a major international product recall because of fears of salmonella contamination following 26 cases of children falling sick in France. Company spokesman Michel Nalet told AFP “nearly 7,000 tonnes” of production may have been contaminated, but the company is unable…

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BRUSSELS, Belgium: The European Commission and the British government let out an audible sigh of relief on reaching a deal on Brexit divorce terms. Yet numerous questions remain over Friday’s initial agreement, even before the talks enter a new phase at a December 14-15 Brussels summit. The terms agreed on…

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WASHINGTON: America’s media giants have seen this movie before: Big Tech enters an industry with piles of cash and new ways of doing business, devastating the competition. That’s why Big Media are scrambling for partnerships and tie-ups to bolster their content arsenal in the face of a well-funded onslaught from…

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LOS ANGELES: The Boston Celtics notched a satisfying win in Detroit on Sunday (Monday in Manila), handing the slumping Pistons their sixth straight NBA defeat just two weeks after losing to them in Boston. Al Horford led the way with 18 points, nine rebounds and six assists. Kyrie Irving added…

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BRISBANE, Australia: English challenger Gary Corcoran has claimed Australian World Boxing Organization welterweight champion Jeff Horn is a “dirty” fighter ahead of their title bout in Brisbane on Wednesday. In an extraordinary media conference Monday, Corcoran’s camp provided a laptop presentation to indicate that Horn led with his head and…

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BRISBANE, Australia: Australia will play Germany in the opening round of the Davis Cup World Group on hard court in Brisbane in February, organizers said Monday (Tuesday in Manila). The tie is expected to pit two of the world’s leading young players against each other—Australia’s Nick Kyrgios and Germany’s Alexander…

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LOS ANGELES: The Philadelphia Eagles clinched the NFC East divisional crown with a roller coaster NFL victory over the Los Angeles Rams on Sunday (Monday in Manila) but saw quarterback Carson Wentz exit early with a knee injury. Wentz threw for 291 yards and four touchdowns before limping off in…

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