• Swiss reject proposal to deport foreigners convicted of crimes
  • Foxcomm, Sharp trying to salvage $6 billion merger deal

Here are highlights of the top breaking-news stories from around the world on Sunday:

Within just a few hours’ time, Republican presidential front-runner Donald Trump declined to repudiate the backing of a leading U.S. white supremacist, unapologetically retweeted quotes from Mussolini, and said the judge overseeing a lawsuit against his Trump University is a Hispanic out to get him over his stances on Mexico and illegal immigration.

Meanwhile, one of his two principal opponents says Trump will be unstoppable on his quest for the nomination if he dominates Tuesday’s Super Tuesday primaries.

Middle Eastern markets opened the week strongly on hints that China is open to more monetary stimulus.

Countries in the Gulf Cooperation Council are facing $94 billion in debt in the next two years that they may struggle to finance, HSBC’s chief economist said.

"Gods of Egypt" is shaping up as the first movie bomb of 2016, meaning more trouble ahead for Lions Gate Entertainment Corp.

Swiss voters rejected a referendum that called for the deportation of foreigners convicted of crimes. Voter turnout was the highest for a Swiss plebiscite in more than 20 years.

Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, the closely held German drugmaker, is in talks with AbbVie Inc. about a significant partnership that could help the companies expand their cancer treatment businesses.

Foxconn and Sharp may be looking at alternative terms to salvage their proposed $6 billion deal.

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