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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares cheered by Sino-.U.S. trade progress

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SYDNEY (Reuters) – Asian share markets pushed higher on Monday as signs of progress in the Sino-U.S. trade standoff whetted risk appetites, while pressuring safe-haven bonds and the yen. FILE PHOTO: A woman points to an electronic board showing stock prices as she poses in front of the board after the New Year opening ceremony Read More

ConocoPhillips agrees to sell Australian assets to Santos for $1.39 billion

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Energy company ConocoPhillips (COP.N) said on Monday it had agreed to sell most of its Australian assets to rival Santos Ltd (STO.AX) for $1.39 billion, with the deal expected to close in the first quarter of 2020. The U.S. company said it was selling its stakes in the Darwin LNG plant, which Read More

ConocoPhillips sells northern Australia assets to Santos for $1.39 billion

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MELBOURNE (Reuters) – ConocoPhillips (COP.N) has agreed to sell its northern Australian business to its partner Santos Ltd (STO.AX) for $1.39 billion, in a deal that will boost the Australian oil and gas group’s output by 25%. FILE PHOTO: Logos of ConocoPhillips are seen in its booth at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the Read More

Santos to buy ConocoPhillips northern Australia business for $1.39 billion

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FILE PHOTO: Logos of ConocoPhillips are seen in its booth at Gastech, the world’s biggest expo for the gas industry, in Chiba, Japan, April 4, 2017. REUTERS/Toru Hanai/File Photo (Reuters) – Australian oil and gas producer Santos Ltd (STO.AX) on Monday said it would acquire the northern Australia business of ConocoPhillips (COP.N), the world’s largest Read More

Kate Middleton fires loyal aide after return from honeymoon amid split from Prince Harry, Meghan Markle

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The Duchess of Cambridge has made one of her most loyal aides redundant. Sophie Agnew, 32, worked for Kate Middleton for seven years and the lay-off is said to have left her friends and family shocked. The timing of the redundancy is said to have confused palace insiders with one source revealing that Sophie had Read More

Neighbours creator Reg Watson dies aged 93

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The creator of the popular Australian television show Neighbours, Reg Watson, has died aged 93. The show announced his death on Friday evening. Neighbours, set on the fictional Ramsay Street, is Australia’s all-time longest running drama and is due to celebrate its 35th year in 2020. Executive producer of the show, Jason Herbison, described Mr Read More

FAA must ramp up staffing to oversee airplane certification after 737 MAX: panel

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WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Federal Aviation Administration had insufficient personnel to oversee the certification of new Boeing airplanes and should make significant reforms in how it approves new airplanes, an international aviation panel said Friday. FILE PHOTO: An aerial photo shows Boeing 737 MAX aircraft at Boeing facilities at the Grant County International Airport Read More

‘Girls Do Porn’ bosses hit with criminal sex trafficking charges amid ‘coercion’ allegations

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Federal prosecutors have hit the owners and two employees of the popular adult website GirlsDoPorn with sex trafficking charges as women say they were lied to and coerced into shooting sex scenes. At least 22 women who were featured on the site have sued the owners, alleging that the pornographers lured them to locations under Read More

Liam Hemsworth moves on from Miley Cyrus with ‘Dynasty’ actress

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Liam Hemsworth is taking a piece of advice from exMiley Cyrus when it comes to their very public breakup: the best way to get over it is to move on with someone new. The Australian actor was spotted in New York City Thursday walking hand-in-hand with 22-year-old actress Maddison Brown, Page Six reported, citing TMZ Read More

How much crude oil does plastic production really consume?

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The advantages of plastics over alternatives—cost and durability—will continue to drive demand for it even as governments around the world clamp down on single-use plastics. Many social media users had a field day recently when Greta Thunbergtweeted a picture in which the 16-year-old activist was snacking on food in plastic packaging. Activists against the oil industry, Read More