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World markets see red over mounting trade fears

World markets see red over mounting trade fears

Business
World markets have seen red after Donald Trump downplayed the chances of reaching a deal to end the US-China trade war before the need of the year.Shares either side of the Atlantic fell after the US president signalled an agreement may have to wait until after the race for the White House in November 2020. Investors had been hoping the US and China would end trade tensions, which have strained ties between the world's two biggest economies since 2017 when Mr Trump took office. ...
Jay Park finds re-inspiration to keep going through world tour

Jay Park finds re-inspiration to keep going through world tour

Entertainment
Nov. 29 (UPI) -- A few months shy of the first anniversary of his English-language EP under the entertainment agency Roc Nation, Korean-American singer and rapper Jay Park unexpectedly announced via Twitter he would retire in a few years. Fans were puzzled, but the stir calmed down a bit a month later when he announced his first world tour, Sexy 4eva. After more than a decade active in South Korea, Park would embark on his first solo tour throughout Asia, Europe, North America and Oceania. Through several interviews and tweets, Park expressed unease about the tour before hitting the road. "I was worried. Some people tour every year. Me, I don't do that. I've only toured with AOMG," the 32-year-old Seattleite told UPI in a phone interview after finishing rehearsals for his sold-out New Yo...
Manchester City group becomes most valuable in world at $5bn

Manchester City group becomes most valuable in world at $5bn

Business
Manchester City's owner is selling a $ 500m stake to a US investment firm in a deal that that makes it the most valuable sports group in the world - worth nearly $ 5bn.Silver Lake is buying just over 10% of the Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group, setting a record $ 4.8bn valuation for the Premier League club's owner. CFG owns stakes in seven football clubs around the world. Image: The club is owned by the Abu Dhabi-controlled City Football Group The group said none of its existing shareholders were selling equity stakes as part of the Silver Lake deal.Manchester City are currently in third place in the Premier League, and have qualified for the Champions League final 16. ...

Most distant world ever explored gets new name: Arrokoth

Technology
The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: ArrokothBy MARCIA DUNN AP Aerospace WriterNovember 12, 2019, 9:13 PM1 min read The most distant world ever explored 4 billion miles away finally has an official name: Arrokoth. NASA said Tuesday that means "sky" in the language of the Native American Powhatan people. NASA's New Horizons spacecraft flew past the snowman-shaped Arrokoth on New Year's Day, 3 ½ years after exploring Pluto. At the time, this small icy world 1 billion miles (1.6 billion kilometers) beyond Pluto was nicknamed Ultima Thule given its vast distance from us. Lead scientist Alan Stern says the new name "reflects the inspiration of looking to the skies." The Powhatan and New Horizons have regional ties. The spacecraft is operated fr