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A pessimistic population means 'Yellow Vest' protests could become more mainstream, new survey warns

France has seen over the last two months repeated street and violent protests – a scenario that could become more mainstream worldwide, the Edelman Trust Barometer Report warned Sunday.

US calls on Russia to destroy new missile system

The U.S. has called on Russia to destroy a new cruise missile system which it said constituted a "direct violation" of the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces (INF) Treaty.

Europe should stand up and compete, not blame China

The German trade surplus is stifling the economic growth in the rest of Europe, Michael Ivanovitch writes.

WhatsApp tightens its cap on the number of times you can forward a message to fight 'misinformation'

WhatsApp's initial cap on message forwarding came after the spread of rumors led to several killings in India.

Russia opens civil proceedings against Facebook and Twitter

Russia's communication watchdog opened administrative proceedings against Facebook and Twitter for failing to comply with local data laws.

Hong Kong's port has fallen behind rivals. Industry experts say it needs to be more competitive

Hong Kong's once world-beating port needs to raise its game or risk falling further behind competitors in Shanghai, Singapore and elsewhere, industry experts say.

The effect of geopolitics on global growth worries me most, WEF president says

The impact of tumultuous geopolitical affairs on global growth is one of the biggest concerns for the president of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Religion and economy will take center stage as Indonesia's president seeks re-election, experts say

The economy and religion will likely take center stage as Indonesian President Joko Widodo seeks re-election, experts told CNBC.

It's not time to discuss new capital ties with Renault: Nissan CEO

Nissan CEO Hirota Saikawa said on Monday that he had not heard directly about a reported French proposal to integrate the Japanese carmaker's management with Renault, adding that it was not the time

Japan has started process of importing Iranian oil, according to Tehran

Japan has started the process of importing Iranian oil, which was suspended due to U.S. sanctions, the governor of Iran's central bank said on Monday.

Tax cuts could be the 'front line' of China's fight against slowing growth, experts say

Tax cuts in China could be the center of Beijing's fiscal fight against an economic slowdown amid an ongoing trade spat with the U.S., experts said.

British Prime Minister May to reveal her 'Plan B' for Brexit

U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May is due to lay out a 'Plan B' for Brexit to lawmakers on Monday

The number of births in China hit its lowest level since 1961

China on Monday reported that there were 15.23 million births in 2018 — the lowest since 1961 when 11.87 million births were reported, according to data on financial services firm Wind Info.

Huawei launches a PR offensive — but it may face a 'literally impossible' task

A Huawei board member said the company is committing to being more transparent for "the foreseeable future."

Millions of Chinese tourists are spurring the growth of mobile pay overseas

In just a few years, mobile pay has become so ingrained in the lives of Chinese people that they are driving stores in overseas tourist destinations to adopt the technology.

As Chinese stocks rally, here's why Tencent is flashing a major buy signal

Chinese stocks are on fire, and one of those names is flashing a major buy signal.

China's economy grew 6.6% in 2018, the lowest pace in 28 years

China posted highly anticipated growth figures for 2018 on Monday amid a trade dispute with the U.S., its largest trading partner.

Erdogan to Trump: Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij

Turkey is ready to take over security in Syria's Manbij, where four U.S. citizens died in an Islamic State-claimed bombing last week, the Turkish presidency said.

Barclays-backed online lender MarketInvoice gets $72 million in funding

MarketInvoice lets SMEs sell their unpaid invoices through an online platform to gain access to working capital loans.

These are the top 10 LGBT-inclusive employers in the UK right now

The most-inclusive employer is an international law firm.