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  • MEXICO CITY, Jan 20- Mexico's president said on Friday he wanted to strengthen relations with his new U.S. counterpart Donald Trump, whose threats and barbs against the country raised fears of a major economic crisis, and battered its currency. The White House website said on Friday that Trump was committed to renegotiating the North American Free Trade...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday for suspected involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to her impeachment. South Korea has been gripped by crisis for months, and Park could become the first democratically...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday for suspected involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to her impeachment. Seoul Central District Court said on Saturday in a text message to reporters that minister Cho was...

  • Jan 20, MEXICO CITY/ CARACAS- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday asked central bank head Nelson Merentes to step down, two sources close to the matter told Reuters. Venezuela's central bank and Information Ministry did not immediately respond to a request for comment. Long seen as a pragmatic figure, Merentes, who completed a PhD. in mathematics in...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korean prosecutors arrested the culture minister on Saturday for suspected involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists, writers and entertainers critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to her impeachment. Seoul District Court said on Saturday in a text message to reporters that minister Cho was arrested...

  • Jan 20- A Toronto court has rejected a bid by Ecuadorian villagers to enforce a judgment in their home country against Chevron Canada Ltd, ruling the subsidiary is not liable for parent Chevron Corp, the U.S. oil major said on Friday. But the company has no assets in Ecuador, and the villagers have been suing it in the United States, Canada, Brazil and Argentina to...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. A White House statement issued soon after Trump's inauguration said the United States would also "crack down on those nations that violate...

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- The new U.S. administration of President Donald Trump said on Friday its trade strategy to protect American jobs would start with withdrawal from the 12- nation Trans-Pacific Partnership trade pact. A White House statement issued soon after Trump's inauguration said the United States would also "crack down on those nations that violate...

  • Jan 20, CARACAS- Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has asked central bank head Nelson Merentes to step down, a source linked to the government and a source close to the central bank said on Friday night.

  • VENEZUELA PRESIDENT HAS ASKED CENTRAL BANK HEAD NELSON MERENTES TO STEP DOWN- SOURCES.

  • SAN FRANCISCO, Jan 20- California released new measures to fight climate change within minutes of Donald Trump being sworn in as U.S. president on Friday, signaling the state's commitment to be the nation's environmental steward under an administration that has questioned the reality of global warming. California officials said it was a coincidence that the...

  • Secretary-General Ban Ki- moon on charges that he engaged in a bribery scheme to carry out the sale of a Vietnamese building complex, a U.S. prosecutor said on Friday. Attorney Daniel Noble said that a request had been made for the arrest of Ban Ki- sang, who was an executive at South Korean construction firm Keangnam Enterprises Co Ltd.. Ban Ki- sang could not be...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korea's culture minister was arrested on Saturday, suspected of involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to the president's impeachment. Cho Yoon- sun is the first sitting minister ever to be arrested, the special prosecutor's team said. Seoul District Court said on...

  • SEOUL, Jan 21- South Korea's culture minister was arrested on Saturday suspected of involvement in drawing up a blacklist of artists critical of President Park Geun-hye amid a graft scandal that led to the president's impeachment by parliament. Cho Yoon- sun is the first sitting minister ever to be arrested, the special prosecutor's team, which had applied for...

  • Jan 20- Apple Inc filed a $1 billion lawsuit against supplier Qualcomm Inc on Friday, days after the U.S. government accused the chip maker of resorting to anticompetitive tactics to maintain a monopoly over key semiconductors in mobile phones. In the lawsuit filed in U.S. District Court for the Southern District of California, Apple accused Qualcomm of...

  • ROCKVILLE, Md. _ Supernus Pharmaceuticals Inc. on Friday reported third-quarter profit of $61.8 million. Three analysts surveyed by Zacks expected $60.1 million. Access a Zacks stock report on SUPN at https://www.zacks.com/ap/SUPN.

  • BUDAPEST- Hungarian National Bank Governor Gyorgy Matolcsy, Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban and Bank of China Ltd Chairman Guoli Tian are scheduled to attend 4th "Lamfalussy" memorial conference- 0800 GMT. LONDON- Czech Central Bank board member Vojtech Benda to attend "ING Client Breakfast" in London. WASHINGTON- Mexican Foreign Minister Luis Videgaray...

  • Jan 21- For other diaries, please see: Top Economic Events Polling unit diary Today in Washington Political and general news. DATE TIME COUNTRY AMOUNT AUCTION DETAILS. 23- Jan Norway Auction of Treasury bills 23- Jan Belgium OLO Auction 24- Jan United States Sale of 2- year notes 24- Jan Japan Auction of 40- year government bonds 24- Jan Spain Auction of 3- and 9-...

  • BRUSSELS- ECB Board Member Peter Praet delivers a speech at "European Pillar of Social Rights Conference", organised by European Commission in Brussels- 1315 GMT. COPENHAGEN- Norges Bank Deputy Governor Egil Matsen gives a speech at a "Seminar on active ownership in pension funds" arranged by Pension Research Centre and Copenhagen Economics- 1410 GMT.