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  • PARIS, Oct 22- Airbus's coup in buying a $6 billion Canadian jetliner project for a dollar stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised questions over how smoothly it can implement the deal. Chief Executive Tom Enders has urged staff to keep calm in the face of French reports describing payments to...

  • President Trump to visit Japan Nov. 5-7. TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, exit polls showed, bolstering his clout and potentially reenergising a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. A hefty win raises the likelihood that Abe, who took office in...

  • President Trump to visit Japan Nov. 5-7. TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big win in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, potentially reenergising a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party- led coalition was set to win 311 seats,...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition was on track for a big win in Sunday's election, media exit polls showed, potentially reenergising a push towards his cherished goal of revising the post-war, pacifist constitution. Abe's Liberal Democratic Party- led coalition was set to win 311 seats, keeping its two-thirds "super majority" in...

  • TOKYO, Oct 22- Toyota Motor Corp will suspend operations at all of its assembly plants in Japan, including those of its subsidiaries, from Monday morning as a precautionary measure as a powerful typhoon approaches Japan's mainland, a spokesman said.

  • BEIJING, Oct 22- China's property sales will slow in the fourth quarter but prices will remain stable, the housing minister said on Sunday, as more signs emerge that the country's nearly two-year housing boom has peaked. Real estate, which directly effects many other business sectors, is a crucial driver for China's economy but also poses significant policy...

  • KNOXVILLE, Tenn.— Authorities in Tennessee say a Norfolk Southern train derailed in Knoxville, sending rail cars carrying shipping containers off the tracks, with some of them plowing into buildings. The News-Sentinel in Knoxville reported police tweeted that 50 cars derailed, and at least two buildings were damaged. A spokeswoman for Norfolk Southern told...

  • *10.97 mln new jobs created in China from Jan-Sept- ministry. BEIJING, Oct 22- China's unemployment rate has hit its lowest point in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, but employment still face challenges as the economy pushes ahead with structural reforms, China's labour ministry said on Sunday. "We need to create 15 million jobs per year," Yin...

  • SYDNEY, Oct 22- New Zealand's participation in the Trans-Pacific Partnership has encountered an obstacle with incoming Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern insisting she will push for changes to the agreement due to be finalised next month. After President Donald Trump withdrew the United States from TPP early this year, the group has 11 members.

  • *10.97 mln new jobs created in China from Jan-Sept- ministry. The ministry of human resources and social security said in a statement on Sunday that 10.97 million new jobs had been created in China from January to September this year, a growth of 300,000 compared with the previous year. Despite being ahead of schedule, Yin Weimin, head of the ministry, told reporters...

  • BEIJING, Oct 22- China needs to create jobs for 15 million people every year and will maintain support for entrepreneurship to help achieve this, the country's labour minister said on Sunday. The overall pressure on employment is still very large, head of China's ministry of human resources and social security, Yin Weimin, told reporters, singling out recent...

  • BEIJING, Oct 22- China's unemployment rate has hit its lowest rate in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, the ministry of human resources and social security said in a statement on Sunday. From January to September this year, 10.97 million new jobs have been created in China, a growth of 300,000 compared with the previous year, the ministry said in...

  • *Female participation in workforce at record high. SYDNEY, Oct 22- Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year. New jobs rose 2.7 percent in the year to August, the latest quarterly figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show, much faster...

  • *Female participation in workforce at record high. SYDNEY, Oct 22- Women coming into Australia's workforce provide the answer to an economic puzzle that analysts and policymakers alike have been struggling to solve this year. New jobs rose 2.7 percent in the year to August, the latest quarterly figures from the Australian Bureau of Statistics show, much faster...

  • YASUNI PARK, Ecuador, Oct 21- The manager of state oil company Petroamazonas defended Ecuadors plans to expand exploitation of major oil reserves in one of the world's most species-diverse rainforests, saying it will ensure minimum environmental impact and use appropriate technology. Ecuador expects to raise revenues of about $2.4 billion annually as of...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday. "In its latest diatribe against Bill O'Reilly, the Times printed leaked information...

  • PORT ARANSAS, Texas— The U.S. Coast Guard searched for two missing crew members on Saturday from a crude oil-bearing barge that caught fire off the Texas coast. Coast Guard spokeswoman Jennae Steinmiller says that emergency responders are also working to contain the spread of oil, which had reached the shoreline of Mustang Island, a barrier island in the Gulf of...

  • The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed by email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell...

  • NEW YORK, Oct 21- Bill O'Reilly, the Fox News commentator forced to resign in April, agreed to a $32 million sexual harassment settlement in January, and the network's parent knew about the deal when it gave him a new contract the next month, the New York Times reported on Saturday. Wiehl had agreed were confidential and not disclosed to the company, "21st Century Fox...

  • The Department of Homeland Security and Federal Bureau of Investigation warned in a report distributed via email late on Friday that the nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries have been targeted along with government entities in attacks dating back to at least May. Department of Homeland Security spokesman Scott McConnell...