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IMF's Christine Lagarde goes on trial in France

Former French finance minister cites "state's interest" in approving $425m payment to businessman Bernard Tapie in 2008.

Christine Lagarde

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China 'blocks' Mongolia border after Dalai Lama visit

Mongolia says hundreds of trucks stuck at the border after move seen as a response to Dalai Lama's visit to Ulaanbaatar.

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Apple deflects blame after iPhones catch fire in China

Tech giant says tests show that "external physical damage" caused number of handsets to undergo spontaneous combustion.

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Trump wants to cancel Boeing's Air Force One contract

"Costs are out of control," says US president-elect who wants to cancel "ridiculous" order on new planes.

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India's Narendra Modi defends clampdown on cash economy

While PM has been praised for his intentions, he is facing flak from political opponents and prominent economists.

Narendra Modi

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Oil prices surge as OPEC reaches production deal

Oil price jumps to $50 as OPEC members agree to cut production by 1.2 million barrels per day from January 2017.

Sada, Qatar's energy minister

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OPEC seeks to nail down oil output cut in Vienna

OPEC members are meeting in Vienna in an attempt to stabilise the global market by cutting oil output.

oil production

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US sees largest protests calling for $15 minimum wage

Hundreds arrested after "Fight for $15" rallies take place in cities and at some airports across the United States.

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Some 1,700 flights cancelled as Lufthansa pilots strike

The German airline slashes hundreds of flights after failing to block latest strike with temporary court injunction.

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Taliban offer 'security' for copper, gas projects

Armed group behind much of the violence over the past 15 years, frightening off investors despite its vast resources.

Mes Aynak

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