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Oil steadies as Chinese economy offsets trade optimism   -24%

Oil prices steadied on Friday as sluggish economic growth in China, the world's biggest crude importer, raised concerns over fuel demand and countered optimism from the signing of a China-U.S. trade deal.

Exclusive: Volkswagen to buy 20% of Chinese battery maker Guoxuan amid electric push - sources   -6%

Volkswagen AG is set to take a 20% stake in Chinese electric vehicle battery maker Guoxuan High-tech Co Ltd, two sources told Reuters, as the German firm accelerates its electric push into the world's largest auto market.

Amazon promises to create 1m jobs in India as Jeff Bezos trip descends into PR nightmare  

World's richest person is dubbed an 'economic terrorist' as anti-Amazon protests and criticisms from officials overshadow three-day visit

World football stadium quiz! Can you name these 25 famous grounds and cities from across the globe?   33%

We trawled through Google Maps to find a different view of some of the world's most iconic football grounds, stretching from Scandinavia to Brazil

Google finally getting rid of third-party cookies in Chrome   55%

World's most popular web browser follows Firefox and Safari in privacy-protecting measure

US stops listing China as a currency manipulator, raising hopes of end to trade war  

Phase one of a trade deal to be signed this week, with hopes it will form basis of comprehensive agreement between world's two largest economies

Conductor Paavo Jrvi: 'Beethoven is no fake star'   45%

Paavo Järvi, one of the world's most sought-after conductors, will again perform all nine Beethoven symphonies in 2020, the composer's anniversary year. In a DW interview, he explains why Beethoven remains so relevant.

Australian bushfires: The canary building the coal mine   10%

The world's biggest exporter of coal is engulfed in flames and Aussies are taking to the streets demanding action. Could this summer be the turning point for a notorious climate offender?

China's economic growth hits 30-year low   -12%

The world's second largest economy has seen weak domestic demand amid a trade war with the US.

The world's biggest food company is now making vegan sausages   13%

Nestlé is adding vegan sausages to its lineup of imitation meat products, as the world's largest food company moves to secure its position in the booming market for plant-based foods.

World's most expensive wine tastes like this   1%

At $40,000 a bottle, winemaker Royal Tokaji says its Essencia 2008 is the world's most expensive vintage. But is this Hungarian "liquid gold," usually served by the spoonful, worth the money?

Global trade tensions, BlackRock commits to climate | Business Panel  

Our weekend business panel discusses the tentative trade deal between the U.S. and China and the announcement that BlackRock, the world's largest asset manager, will make climate change central to its investment decisions.

BlackRock's climate-friendly shift shows activism can work: Don Pittis   3%

Climate concessions by BlackRock, the world's largest investment management firm, proves that big business can be swayed by public outrage.

Australia firefighters save world's only rare dinosaur trees   5%

Specialist firefighters have saved the world's last remaining wild stand of a prehistoric tree from wildfires that razed forests west of Sydney, officials said Thursday.

Investment giant's move toward sustainability offers hope for climate activism: Don Pittis   3%

Climate concessions by BlackRock, the world's largest investment management firm, proves that big business can be swayed by public outrage.

Paris's Louvre reopens after museum blocked by strikers   28%

The Louvre in Paris, the world's most visited museum, reopened on Saturday after being shut down by workers striking over government plans to overhaul France's pension system.

US and China sign phase one trade deal, ending dramatic 18-month tit-for-tat  

The United States and China signed an initial trade deal on Wednesday that will roll back some tariffs and boost Chinese purchases of U.S. products, defusing an 18-month row between the world's two largest economies but leaving a number of sore spots unresolved.

US drops China 'currency manipulator' label as relations thaw  

The United States has removed China from a list of countries it deems "currency manipulators", a day ahead of the signature of a "phase one" trade deal between the world's two largest economies. US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said China had made "enforceable commitments" on its management of the yuan. Also today, we look at how the French transport strikes have caused major damage to the rail freight industry.