"The U.S. Treasury Department on Monday renewed a license allowing Chevron, the last U.S. operating energy company in Venezuela, to continue drilling in the country for another three months through Jan. 22."
"Japanese Emperor Naruhito is poised to officially proclaim his enthronement on Tuesday in a centuries-old ceremony attended by dignitaries, including heads of state and other royals, from more than 180 countries."
"The Trump administration on Monday proposed taking DNA samples from immigrants detained by U.S. authorities, raising privacy concerns especially for asylum-seekers and minor offenders whose genetic information would go into an FBI database."
"Iraqi Kurdish President Nechirvan Barzani said on Monday that the United States pulling out of Syria was "undesirable" but that the semi-autonomous region appreciated the U.S. historical role in protecting it."
"Democrats in the U.S. House of Representatives on Monday blocked a Republican effort to censure House Intelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff over statements he has made related to an impeachment investigation of President Donald Trump."
"Bombardier on Monday unveiled its revamped Liberty Learjet 75 corporate plane, betting that extra legroom and a lower price tag would help the Canadian company beat back competition from Embraer SA's market leading model."
"Banco Santander said on Monday it had agreed to sell Santander Bancorp, the Spanish lender's retail and commercial banking franchise in Puerto Rico, to FirstBank Puerto Rico in a deal valued at $1.1 billion."
"South Africa's cash-strapped state power firm Eskom said on Monday it had filed court papers in a bid to recover 207 million rand ($14 million) in connection with contracts it alleged were improperly awarded to Deloitte Consulting in 2016."
"China and the United States have achieved some progress in their trade talks, Vice Foreign Minister Le Yucheng said on Tuesday, and any problem could be resolved as long as both sides respected each other."
"Signs that the U.S. and China were making progress in efforts to resolve their trade dispute supported both the dollar and trade-exposed Asian currencies on Tuesday, while the Canadian dollar rose as voters went to the polls in a closely-fought election."
"A Massachusetts judge on Monday declined to immediately halt a ban on the sale of vaping products adopted after an outbreak of e-cigarette-related lung injuries, but he said the state must redo the ban and get public comment this time."
"U.S. lawmakers kept up their push on Monday to impose sanctions on Turkey if it does not end its offensive in northeastern Syria, and a leading Kurdish politician called on President Donald Trump to stop the "ethnic cleansing" of her people."
"Mexico sent in special forces troops on Monday to patrol a northern city in the wake of a cartel assault that freed Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's son in a hail of bullets, and also won a U.S. promise to help stop gun-smuggling at their shared border."
"Asian share markets made guarded gains on Tuesday amid cheery chatter about the chance of a Sino-U.S. trade deal, while investors were sanguine yet another vote on Brexit would still avert a hard exit for the UK."
"A bitter dispute between South Korea and former colonist Japan has flared up, with Japanese clothing brand Uniqlo facing a consumer backlash after a new ad by the company was criticized as mocking victims of wartime forced labor and brothel workers."
"Canada's Liberal Party is set to form a minority government after Monday's federal election, the Canadian Broadcasting Corp projected. That means Prime Minister Justin Trudeau will have to rely on support from other parties to govern."
"South Korea's economy continued to grow in the third quarter but at a slower pace than in the second, when government spending lifted the pace following a contraction in January-March, a Reuters poll found on Tuesday."
"Bolivia's electoral board released new data late on Monday that showed President Evo Morales had enough votes to win the hotly contested election, sparking allegations of fraud from the opposition and angry clashes in the streets."
"Novartis on Tuesday boosted its full-year targets, as sales of medicines including psoriasis drug Cosentyx and gene therapy Zolgensma helped the Swiss drugmaker surpass analysts' third-quarter expectations."
"A Quebec separatist party that softened its demands for independence reaped the reward on Monday, mounting a remarkable comeback in Canada's election that helped deprive Prime Minister Justin Trudeau of a majority."
"Prime Minister Boris Johnson faces two pivotal votes in parliament on Tuesday that will decide if he can deliver on his promise to lead the United Kingdom out of the European Union in nine days time."
"The European Union should become the leading market for deployment of 5G mobile networks and its developments because it is key for enhancing the bloc's competitiveness, according to draft presidency conclusions seen by Reuters."
"China, the world's top coal buyer, is on track to boost imports of the fuel by more than 10% this year, traders and analysts said on Tuesday, countering earlier expectations that shipments would be capped by Beijing at the same level as 2018."
"The European Council president said on Tuesday that London's request for an extension of its deadline for divorce from the EU should be taken seriously, and the bloc's other members would never take a decision that forces Britain out with no deal."