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Trump cancels US delegation's trip to Davos over government shutdown


The White House has announced that the US will not send a delegation to next week's World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland. It's the latest in a series of high-profile cancellations - French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May are also skipping the summit as they grapple with domestic issues. Plus, Nissan and Mitsubishi say ousted former boss Carlos Ghosn "improperly" received nearly €8 million in compensation from a joint venture set up in 2017.

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