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Oil extends gain on Opec+ output reduction pact, Libya field outage

Oil in London extended gains near $62 a barrel on prospects for a shrinking glut as the Opec+ group agreed to curb output and...

Church renovation lifts Christmas spirit in Bethlehem

BETHLEHEM, West Bank—A historic renovation of the Church of the Nativity is lifting spirits in the biblical town of Bethlehem ahead of Christmas, offering...

150 countries support UN migration pact

MARRAKECH, Morocco  —Top UN officials and government leaders from about 150 countries are uniting around an agreement on migration, while finding themselves on the...

China warns of ‘grave consequences’ if detained Huawei exec not released

BEIJING—China summoned the Canadian ambassador to protest the detention of a top executive of leading Chinese tech giant Huawei, calling it “unreasonable, unconscionable, and...

Mahathir faces first big rally as thousands meet in Kuala...

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad faced his biggest rally since taking power in May, as opposition parties led thousands of ethnic Malays in Kuala...

Protesters march as UN climate talks hit fossil fuel snag

KATOWICE, Poland—Thousands of people from around the world marched on Saturday through the southern Polish city that’s hosting this year’s  United Nations (UN) climate...

US plays catch-up for an edge in quantum computers

SAN FRANCISCO—The world’s leading technology companies, from Google to Alibaba in China, are racing to build the first quantum computer, a machine that would...

Trump weaponizes uncertainty in trade war, and finds its limits

President Donald J. Trump has used tariffs as one of his most powerful tools for fighting his trade wars, but he’s also wielding leverage...

Hong Kong fears Trump will trigger end to special trading status

Hong Kong business groups are starting to worry the Trump administration will open the door to ending the financial hub’s preferential trade status, rendering...

Documents show Facebook used user data as competitive weapon

Internal Facebook documents released by a UK parliamentary committee offer the clearest evidence yet that the social network has used its enormous trove of...

Lion Air seen scrapping orders on Boeing remarks

Lion Mentari Airlines’s owner threatened to cancel $22 billion in aircraft orders from Boeing Co., saying the planemaker’s response to an accident report for...

U.S. pursued Huawei CFO’s arrest despite risk to trade talks with...

THE Trump administration arranged the arrest of Huawei Technologies Co.’s chief financial officer aware of potential blow-back in trade talks with Beijing but intent on...

China demands Canada release Huawei executive

BEIJING—China on Thursday demanded Canada release a Huawei Technologies executive who was arrested in a case that adds to technology tensions with Washington and...

Donald Trump odd man out as presidents assemble for George H....

WASHINGTON—There was no mistaking the odd man out. The Washington funeral service for former President George H.W. Bush served as a rare reunion of the...

Opec grapples for output cut deal to lift price in defiance of...

Organization of the Petroleum Exporting (Opec) Countries  meets in Vienna on the verge of an oil production cut that would defy US President Donald...

China swings to trade action as ‘Tariff Man’ Trump continues to ratchet...

China swung into action to start delivering on the trade commitments that led to its weekend truce with the United States, even as uncertainty...

White House intensifies confusion and fear on US-China trade truce

WASHINGTON—The Trump administration raised doubts on Tuesday about the substance of a US-China trade cease-fire, contributing to a broad stock market plunge and intensifying...

Oil halts advance as al-Falih says Opec deal remains unresolved

Oil retreated after the biggest two-day gain since June as investors grapple with doubts over whether  the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec)...

Expectations low as Yemen’s warring parties meet for talks

CAIRO—Yemen’s warring parties will meet in Sweden this week for another attempt at talks aimed at halting their catastrophic three-year-old war, but there are...

Malaysian fugitive financier, 4 others face new 1MDB charges

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia—Malaysian police said on Wednesday that they have filed new criminal charges against fugitive financier Low Taek Jho and four others over...