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  • FARGO, N.D.— The head of North Dakota's emergency management services says the state is prepared to respond to Dakota Access pipeline protesters who may need help during a winter storm or some other crisis. The government has ordered hundreds of protesters to leave the Oceti Sakowin, or Seven Council Fires camp, on federal land in southern North Dakota by Monday,...

  • For Apple and others, tin supply chain has ties to rebel-held Myanmar mine.

  • It's a freewheeling style that President-elect Donald Trump used to stop Carrier from shipping 800 jobs from an Indiana factory to Mexico. "It's a great tactical success," Bill Galston, a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, said of the Carrier announcement. Trump said the decision to preserve Carrier's factory jobs occurred after he had phoned the CEO of...

  • How a rebel Myanmar tin mine may up-end a global supply chain.

  • YANGON/ WASHINGTON, Nov 29- From a remote corner of northeastern Myanmar, an insurgent army sells tin ore to suppliers of some of the world's largest consumer companies. More than 500 companies, including leading brands such as smartphone maker Apple, coffee giant Starbucks and luxury jeweller Tiffany& Co, list among their suppliers Chinese-controlled firms...

  • ANKARA, Dec 3- Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday repeated his call for lower interest rates and said the government would take steps to ensure cheaper borrowing costs to promote consumption and economic growth. International investors have said Turkey needs more aggressive rate hikes to combat inflation and put a floor under the currency.

  • FRANKFURT, Dec 3- German semiconductor equipment maker Aixtron will explore with its Chinese suitor what can be salvaged of the planned takeover after a U.S. presidential order ruled the deal posed a national security risk, the company said on Saturday. President Barack Obama blocked China's Fujian Grand Chip Investment Fund from acquiring Aixtron's U.S....

  • BEIJING, Dec 3- Chinese insurance firms have significant risk management deficiencies, as they overly focus on asset management for profits and growth, a senior official at China's insurance watchdog said on Saturday. Vice chairman Chen Wenhui of the China Insurance Regulatory Commission said at a forum in Beijing that the insurance industry was "incorrect"...

  • BEIJING, Dec 3- China aims to increase direct funding for companies through financial instruments such as stocks by implementing a national investment standard, a senior official at the People's Bank of China said on Saturday. Fan told a forum in Beijing that China has a significant number of private investors with sufficient capital and the appetite for risk...

  • JOHANNESBURG, Dec 3- President Jacob Zuma moved to reassure foreign investors on Saturday after all three major rating agencies kept South Africa's investment-grade status, granting the scandal-prone leader a reprieve after prolonged political turmoil. S&P Global Ratings downgraded the local debt of Africa's most industrialized country by one notch on...

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic...

  • CANNON BALL, N.D., Dec 3- U.S. military veterans will meet with tribal leaders on Saturday as they continue to entrench themselves in a North Dakota camp where thousands of activists are protesting a multibillion-dollar pipeline project near a Native American reservation. Wesley Clark Jr, a writer whose father is retired U.S. Army General Wesley Clark, met with...

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, but blamed the self-ruled island Beijing claims as its own for the "petty" move. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic...

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S....

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S....

  • *China blames "petty action" on Taiwan. President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, the first such contact between the two sides in nearly four decades, but China dismissed the call as a "petty action" by the self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call with Taiwan's leadership was the first by a U.S....

  • President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, a call China dismissed as the "petty action" of a self-ruled island it claims as its own. The 10- minute telephone call was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China...

  • DUBAI, Dec 3- OPEC will meet non- OPEC countries to finalise a global oil limiting pact on Dec. 10 in Vienna, two sources told Reuters on Saturday. Two OPEC sources earlier said the meeting was due to take place in the Russian capital Moscow, but later said that plan had changed. OPEC agreed this week to reduce output by around 1.2 million barrels per day beginning in...

  • President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, but China, which considers the self-ruled island its own, said it was confident Washington's "one China" policy would not change. The 10- minute telephone call was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched...

  • President-elect Donald Trump spoke by phone on Friday with President Tsai Ing- wen of Taiwan, a move that is likely to infuriate China, which considers the self-ruled island its own, and complicate U.S. relations with Beijing. The conversation was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched...