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German industry bloc says hard Brexit risk remains

The risk of a disorderly Brexit will remain even after Britain leaves the European Union (EU) this week, Germany's powerful BDI industry association said on Tuesday, urging both sides to aim for a basic trade agreement by the end of the year.

Young climate activist fears words not action at Davos

Isabelle Axelsson is one of the youngest delegates at Davos, where the 19-year-old, dressed in Dr. Martens boots and dungarees, and her fellow climate activists are calling on the world leaders to do more to tackle climate change.

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China virus toll passes 130 as U.S. weighs flight ban

The death toll from a new coronavirus in China rose sharply to 132 on Wednesday with nearly 1,500 new cases, heaping pressure on Beijing to control the disease as U.S. officials said the White House was weighing whether to suspend all flights to the country.