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East Libyan commander Haftar says will listen to 'will of free Libyan people'

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan military commander Khalifa Haftar, whose forces control parts of the country, said on Sunday he would listen to the "will of free Libyan people", in the strongest indication so far that he might run in elections expected next year.

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UPDATE 1-Votorantim Energia, Canada pension board form JV to invest in power

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) and Brazil's Votorantim Group's energy unit Votorantim Energia have formed a joint venture that will buy two operational wind parks in northeastern Brazil, they said.

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German police raid locations linked to Islamist militants

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police investigating four people suspected of planning an Islamist-motivated attack raided nine locations in Berlin and the eastern state of Saxony Anhalt on Thursday, prosecutors said.

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EU's new eastern leaders stick to guns on refugees

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The new prime ministers of Poland and the Czech Republic vowed not to give any ground on the divisive issue of hosting refugees as they arrived in Brussels on Thursday for their first summit of European Union leaders.

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Multiple earthquakes hit southeastern Iran: USGS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's southeastern province of Kerman was hit by multiple strong quakes on Tuesday and Wednesday, injuring at least 18 people and damaging some 20 houses, state media reported.

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Magnitude 6.0 aftershock quake hits Kerman, Iran -USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 6.0 quake hit eastern Iran near the city of Kerman on Wednesday, just hours after it was shaken by a magnitude 5.9 temblor, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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BRIEF-Transeastern Power Trust Announces $40 Mln Private Placement Offering, Debt Recapitalization

* TRANSEASTERN POWER TRUST ANNOUNCES $40 MILLION PRIVATE PLACEMENT OFFERING, DEBT RECAPITALIZATION AND PROPOSED CHANGE OF NAME TO BLOCKCHAIN POWER TRUST

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Taiwan's Far Eastern International fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's financial regulator said on Tuesday it had fined Far Eastern International Bank T$8 million ($266,524) due to deficiencies related to its SWIFT system hacking incident.

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Taiwan's Far Eastern Int'l fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's financial regulator said on Tuesday it had fined Far Eastern International Bank T$8 million ($266,524) due to deficiencies related to its SWIFT system hacking incident.

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Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said.

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Fourteen peacekeepers, five Congo soldiers, killed in Congo attack: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Suspected militiamen killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers in an attack on a United Nations base in eastern Congo on Thursday night, the U.N. mission said on Friday.

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14 UN peacekeepers killed in Congo attack

At least 14 United Nations peacekeepers were killed and 40 others were wounded in an attack in the Democratic Republic of Congo, according to two UN officials. The incident took place in North Kivu, located in the eastern part of the country.

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'Large number' of peacekeepers killed and wounded in Congo: U.N. official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - A "large number" of U.N. peacekeepers were killed or wounded in an attack in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo's North Kivu province late on Thursday, a senior U.N. official said on Twitter on Friday.

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Alibaba redraws retail fault lines with bricks-and-mortar push

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - In a small village shop near the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, store owner Lu Qiwei uses his smartphone to place orders to refill stocks of instant noodles, rice and drinks.

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Ukraine - biggest obstacle to normal Russia ties, says Tillerson

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States would "badly" like to lift sanctions against Russia but will not do so until Moscow has pulled its forces out of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, calling that the main obstacle to normal ties.

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Tillerson says Ukraine is biggest obstacle to normal Russia ties

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States would "badly" like to lift sanctions against Russia but will not do so until Moscow has pulled its forces out of eastern Ukraine and Crimea, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Thursday, calling that the main obstacle to normal ties.

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UPDATE 1-Belarus arrests suspected ringleader of global cyber crime network

AMSTERDAM/LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - One of Eastern Europe's most prolific cyber criminals has been arrested in a joint operation involving Belarus, Germany and the United States that aimed to dismantle a vast computer network used to carry out financial scams, officials said on Tuesday.

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Pakistani peace activist reported missing, police say

Karachi, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani peace activist has been reported missing over the weekend from eastern city of Lahore, police and one of his friends said on Tuesday.

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Syrian, Russian jets bomb residential areas in eastern Ghouta: witnesses, monitor

AMMAN (Reuters) - Jets believed to be Syrian and Russian struck heavily crowded residential areas in a besieged rebel enclave near Damascus, killing at least 27 people and injuring dozens in the third week of a stepped-up assault, residents, aid workers and a war monitor said on Monday.

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern region from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir al-Zor's eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern area from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday it had fully captured Deir al-Zor's eastern countryside from Islamic State with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia.

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Syrian Kurdish YPG says seized eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from IS

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Kurdish forces and their Arab allies fully captured the eastern Deir al-Zor countryside from Islamic State, with the help of both the U.S.-led coalition and Russia, the Kurdish YPG militia said on Sunday.

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Quake hits southeast Iran, destroys homes; no fatalities reported

ANKARA (Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.0 struck southeastern Iran on Friday, injuring at least 42 people and destroying several homes in an area where most people live in villages of mud-walled homes. State media said no deaths had been reported.

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At North Korean hub in China, uncertainty looms for Pyongyang-backed businesses

SHENYANG, China (Reuters) - North Korean-owned businesses such as the Chilbosan Hotel in Shenyang, the biggest city in northeastern China, face an uncertain future as United Nations sanctions against Pyongyang-owned overseas businesses loom.

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New Seven Wonders in 360: Machu Picchu

The Incan settlement nestled 2,430 meters above sea level in the eastern Andes mountains.

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After drought, monster storm threatens Australia's wheat crop

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Heavy rains in eastern Australia forecast to intensify over the weekend are threatening to wipe out or damage up to 4 million tonnes of wheat due to be harvested shortly, forecasters said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Transeastern Power Trust Reports Third Quarter 2017 Results

* TRANSEASTERN POWER TRUST REPORTS THIRD QUARTER 2017 RESULTS

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Non-drop shop: Christmas tree farmer prepares for seasonal rush

COLCHESTER, England (Reuters) - With Christmas around the corner, Wick Farm in Colchester, eastern England, is gearing up by harvesting its crop of fir trees.

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Truce near Damascus mostly being observed before Syria talks begin

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Russian-proposed ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta area of Syria has been widely observed, a war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday, as a delegation from Damascus arrived in Geneva to join peace talks there.

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China's government accuses four cities of air pollution failures

BEIJING (Reuters) - Four cities in China's northeastern province Heilongjiang were accused by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of increasing air pollution due to administrative failures.

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Why this chicken costs a fortune

A tiny town in eastern France may seem a long way to travel for a plate of chicken, but it's worth it.

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Big blast in China's Ningbo city kills at least two, police investigate cause

BEIJING (Reuters) - A powerful blast on Sunday morning in China's eastern Zhejiang province brought down buildings and killed two people while injuring many others, state media reported, while police said the cause had still to be determined.

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Many injured by blast in China's eastern Ningbo city, cause unknown

BEIJING (Reuters) - A powerful blast on Sunday morning in China's eastern Zhejiang province brought down buildings and injured many people, state media reported, while police said the cause had still to be determined.

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Factory blast in China's eastern Ningbo city, casualties feared

BEIJING (Reuters) - An explosion on Sunday morning in a factory in China's eastern Zhejiang province has caused casualties, but the numbers were not immediately known, the official Xinhua news agency reported, citing local authorities and witnesses.

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Cleveland Shooting Kills One Boy, and Five Others Are Wounded

The police said they were looking for an unknown number of suspects who “fired shots and took off running” in the southeastern part of the city.

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Three U.N. peacekeepers, one Malian soldier killed in joint operation

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Three United Nations peacekeepers and one Malian soldier were killed and several others were wounded on Friday in an attack by unidentified assailants in northeastern Mali, the U.N. mission there said.

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BRIEF-Reliance Industries ‍closes sale of assets in Marcellus shale play of north-eastern and central Pennsylvania​

* Closes sale of its assets in Marcellus shale play of north-eastern and central Pennsylvania​

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Peugeot-owner to use Opel site to assemble engines-Les Echos

PARIS (Reuters) - Peugeot-owner PSA will use an existing Opel site in eastern Europe to assemble 200,000 petrol engines instead of building new capacity on its own site in Slovakia as initially planned, Les Echos newspapers said on Thursday.

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Peugeot-owner to use Opel site to assemble engines

PARIS (Reuters) - Peugeot-owner PSA will use an existing Opel site in eastern Europe to assemble 200,000 petrol engines instead of building new capacity on its own site in Slovakia as initially planned, Les Echos newspapers said on Thursday.

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For Puerto Ricans, a bittersweet holiday

San Juan, Puerto Rico (CNN) -- On the southeastern coast of this island, where Hurricane Maria made landfall two months ago, the waves of the Caribbean lash the crumbling foundation of Jose Morales' battered seaside home.

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Rival Factions Battle for Control in Eastern Ukraine

With armored vehicles on streets, civilians fled a showdown between rival Moscow-backed political leaders in the breakaway Luhansk region.

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Besieged Syrians eating trash, fainting from hunger: U.N. survey

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash, fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days, the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesday.

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Soccer - Bono stands firm as Toronto hold Columbus in first leg

(Reuters) - Toronto FC missed the attacking prowess of banned strikers Jozy Altidore and Sebastian Giovinco on Tuesday but a solid display from goalkeeper Alex Bono helped secure a 0-0 draw with Columbus in the first leg of their MLS Eastern Conference final in Ohio.

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30 people killed in attack on cattle herders in northeast Nigeria: police official

BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Unidentified attackers killed more than 30 cattle herders in the northeastern Nigerian state of Adamawa, a police spokesman said on Tuesday.

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Suicide bomber kills 50 in Nigeria in deadliest attack this year

YOLA, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday, the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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Suicide bomber kills at least 50 in northeastern Nigeria

YOLA/BAUCHI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed at least 50 people at a mosque in northeastern Nigeria on Tuesday in the biggest mass killing this year in a region facing an insurgency by Islamist militant group Boko Haram.

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MOVES-Citi names Iqtidar head of CEEMEA M&A

LONDON, Nov 20 (IFR) - Citigroup has named Omar Iqtidar as head of mergers and acquisitions for the central and eastern Europe, Middle East and Africa region.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Geopolitics weigh on region, UK sukuk ruling hits Dana Gas

DUBAI, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Middle Eastern stock markets generally fell on Sunday, weighed down by geopolitics and concern about Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption crackdown, while Dana Gas shares sank in Abu Dhabi because of a British High Court ruling on its Islamic bonds.

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IS car bomb kills 20 in eastern Syria: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An Islamic State car bomb killed 20 people and injured 30 others at a site where displaced families are located in eastern Syria near the city of Deir al-Zor, Syria's SANA state news agency reported on Friday.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

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Ford to invest over 750 million euros in Valencia plant

MADRID (Reuters) - U.S. car manufacturer Ford announced on Friday it would invest more than 750 million euros ($885 million) in its Spanish plant in the eastern region of Valencia to produce the new model of its Kuga SUV.

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U.S. car maker Ford to invest over 750 mln euros in Valencia plant

MADRID, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. car manufacturer Ford announced on Friday it would invest more than 750 million euros ($885 million) in its Spanish plant in the eastern region of Valencia to produce the new model of its Kuga SUV.

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Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

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Nissan's Infiniti to start producing new SUV in China next year

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti will start producing a new crossover SUV in China next year, using existing manufacturing capacity in the northeastern city of Dalian. 

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Trump wants UCLA players to thank him for their freedom

Think about this: You've just spent nearly two weeks halfway around the world. You've spent most of the last 24 hours on a plane. Your body clock is somewhere between 12-14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. You are 71 years old.

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Plane crash in Russia's far east kills six: report

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Six people were killed when a small plane crashed in Russia's far eastern region of Khabarovsk early on Wednesday, Russian news agencies said.

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Indonesian police officer killed in shooting near Freeport mine

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 15 (Reuters) - An Indonesian police officer was killed and a second wounded after being shot in an area near Freeport-McMoRan Inc's giant Grasberg copper mine in the eastern province of Papua, a police spokesman said.

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VW likely to back electric car assembly at east German plant: sources

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen's leaders will on Friday probably approve more investment in a plant in eastern Germany to ramp up production of electric cars there, sources said, as the carmaker strives to create a mass market for zero-emission vehicles.

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Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

TIMIKA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc closed the main access road to its giant copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident.

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Earthquake Kills Over 100 at Iran-Iraq Border

The 7.3 magnitude quake, which was centered in eastern Iraq, killed at least 61 people in Iran, according to an Iranian official.

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A New Fashion Hub? Eastern Europe

Young designers in countries like Poland, Hungary and Romania are finding success at home.

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Indonesia delivers supplies to villages after Papua rebels' threat to Freeport

JAKARTA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Authorities in Indonesia's eastern province of Papua are delivering food and aid to villages where security forces say an armed rebel group has blocked residents' movement, as police and military surround the area, a police official said on Sunday.

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Indonesian forces prepare to storm Papua villages held by rebels

JAKARTA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Indonesian security forces in the eastern province of Papua are preparing to storm five villages that they say are being held by an armed rebel group, police officials said on Saturday.

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Indonesia's army plans tough response to separatists threatening mine

JAKARTA, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Indonesia's military is ready to take tough measures, if needed, to combat separatists who, it said, were holding civilian hostages in villages in the eastern province of Papua, but will pursue dialogue first.

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East Congo militiamen go on trial for raping children

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Eighteen people, including a provincial lawmaker, went on trial in eastern Congo on Thursday for the rapes of dozens of children, victims' rights activists said.

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East Libyan forces make new push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces on Thursday expelled Islamist fighters from one of their last strongholds in the country's second-largest city of Benghazi, military officials said.

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Syrian army, allies take last Islamic State bastion in Syria: army statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have taken Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last major stronghold in Syria, and are now fighting the last remaining IS pockets in the country's eastern desert, the army's general command said on Thursday.

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Pence pays tribute to fallen and heroes from Texas massacre

FLORESVILLE, Texas (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence traveled on Wednesday to rural southeastern Texas, where he paid tribute to the victims and heroes from a church massacre that stands as the deadliest gun violence ever committed in a U.S. place of worship.

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Labor of love French chateau on market for $30 million

MENARS, France (Reuters) - A vast 18th-century chateau on the banks of France's River Loire is likely to be sold for just a fraction of the amount a Middle Eastern businessman, inspired by his...

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OSCE sees increase in ceasefire violations in east Ukraine

BERLIN (Reuters) - An international security organization called on both sides in eastern Ukraine's conflict to pull back tanks and other heavy weapons, after five people were injured and a nine-year-old child was killed over the weekend.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks at 6-year high, Saudi fallout hits Middle East

LONDON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks kept a rally on track on Monday, scaling six-year highs, but Middle Eastern bourses reeled from fallout from an anti-graft purge in Saudi Arabia's among business and political elite.

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BRIEF-EASTERN CO Q3 2017 ADJUSTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.36‍​

* EASTERN CO SAYS ‍SALES FOR Q3 2017 WERE $56.0 MILLION, COMPARED TO $33.5 MILLION FOR SAME PERIOD IN 2016​ - SEC FILING

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Toronto and Columbus advance to MLS Eastern final

(Reuters) - Top-seeded Toronto FC advanced to Major League Soccer's Eastern Conference final on the away goals rule despite losing 1-0 to the New York Red Bulls in a tempestuous home leg of their semi-final on Sunday.

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Toronto beat Red Bulls over two legs to reach MLS Eastern final

(Reuters) - Toronto FC paid a heavy price while advancing on Sunday to the Major League Soccer Eastern Conference final.

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Congo forces clash with renegade colonel in eastern city of Bukavu

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Gunfire and explosions from heavy weapons erupted in Congo's eastern city of Bukavu on Sunday, witnesses said, as Congolese troops clashed with those loyal to a renegade colonel.

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Car bomb explosion kills, injures dozens in Syria's Deir al-Zor: SANA

CAIRO (Reuters) - A suicide car bomb exploded on Saturday in Syria's eastern city of Deir al-Zor, killing and injuring dozens, the Syrian state news agency SANA reported.

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Clocks Turn Back Sunday, but Some States Wish They Wouldn’t

Lawmakers in several New England states, tired of turning the clocks back, want to leave Eastern Standard Time and join the Atlantic Standard time zone.

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UPDATE 3-Pemex makes Mexico's biggest onshore oil find in 15 years

MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex has made its biggest onshore oil discovery in 15 years with a find in the eastern state of Veracruz, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday.

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Bergen: Justice served in Bergdahl's case

The case of Bowe Bergdahl, who deserted his US military outpost in eastern Afghanistan in 2009 and was then captured by the Taliban, stirs strong emotions.

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UPDATE 2-Pemex makes Mexico's biggest onshore oil find in 15 years -president

MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex has made its biggest onshore oil discovery in fifteen years with a find in the eastern state of Veracruz, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday.

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US launches first airstrikes against ISIS in Somalia

The United States conducted two separate airstrikes targeting ISIS militants in northeastern Somalia for the first time on Friday, US Africa Command said in a statement.

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U.S. carries out strikes against Islamic State in Somalia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States carried out two airstrikes targeting Islamic State militants in northeastern Somalia, the U.S. military said on Friday, believed to be the first such strikes against the militant group in the country.

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Jobs Report: Anticipating a Recovery After Storms

The latest figures on hiring and employment come out at 8:30 a.m. Eastern Time. Economists are expecting to see hiring recovered last month after a hurricane-driven slowdown in September.

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Syria declares victory over Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government declared victory over Islamic State in the eastern city of Deir al-Zor on Friday, a big blow to the jihadists as their last stronghold in Syria crumbles.

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Syrian government says it retakes Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government regained complete control over the eastern city of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State, a Syrian military source and state television reported on Friday.

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Syrian army takes full control of Deir al-Zor from Islamic State: observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took full control of Deir al-Zor city in eastern Syria from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Thursday.

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Nutella-maker Ferrero seeks to crack Turkish grip on hazelnuts

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Chocolate makers' dependence on hazelnuts from a single major producer, Turkey, has sent Italy's Ferrero SpA searching for new suppliers to satisfy consumer cravings, from eastern Canada to Chile and Australia.

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Apple X factor: China buyers rapt by new iPhone, but will they buy?

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Gu Xiaomeng, a 24-year-old primary school teacher in the eastern Chinese city of Suzhou, says she's excited about the new iPhone X, set to go on sale on Friday. The challenge for Apple Inc is to persuade her to actually buy one.

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Rare protest in junta-ruled Thailand after mourning chaos

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Authorities in Thailand's southeastern Chonburi province braced for more demonstrations on Wednesday after hundreds of furious residents gathered a day earlier in a rare protest to complain about bureaucratic incompetence.

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Crew take control of playoff after Callens red card

(Reuters) - Columbus Crew took full advantage of playing with an extra man to score three second-half goals on the way to a 4-1 victory over New York City FC in the first leg of their Major League Soccer Eastern Conference semi-final showdown on Tuesday. Trailing 1-0, New York City defender Alexander Callens was shown a red card in the 52nd minute after a video review showed he had elbowed Justin Meram in the face, and the home side spared no mercy to seize control of the contest. Columbus

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Assad sets sights on Kurdish areas, risking new Syria conflict

BEIRUT (Reuters) - With Islamic State near defeat in Syria, Damascus is setting its sights on territory held by Kurdish-led forces including eastern oil fields, risking a new confrontation that could draw the United States in more deeply and complicate Russian diplomacy.

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Deadly virus outbreak declared in Uganda

An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation's Ministry of Health on October 19.

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Indonesian police kill two 'terrorists' on eastern island

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian counter-terrorism police killed two militants suspected of having links with a pro-Islamic State network in a shootout on the eastern island of Sumbawa, officials said on Tuesday.

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At least 15 killed in air strikes in eastern Libya: medical source, witness

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - At least 15 people including women and children were killed in air strikes on eastern Libyan city of Derna late on Monday, a medical source and a witness said.

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Convoy rolls into Damascus suburbs with aid for 40,000: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - A convoy from the United Nations and Syrian Arab Red Crescent entered towns in the besieged Damascus suburb of eastern Ghouta on Monday, bringing aid to 40,000 people for the first time since June 2016, the United Nations said.

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Libyan forces order investigation into bodies found near Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The head of the eastern-based Libyan National Army ordered an investigation on Saturday into the case of 36 unidentified bodies found near Benghazi two days earlier.

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U.S. hopes for more from Russia after Crimean prisoners freed

KIEV (Reuters) - The release of two Crimean Tatars from Russian custody this week was a good sign and hopefully means Russia will take positive steps in eastern Ukraine as well, the U.S. special envoy to the Ukraine peace talks said on Saturday.

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Dozens of unidentified bodies found near Libyan city of Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - The bodies of 37 unidentified people have been found near the eastern Libyan city of Benghazi, security sources said on Friday.

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U.N. rights chief decries hunger in Syrian siege, demands aid access

GENEVA (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus is "an outrage" and parties to the conflict must allow food and medicine to reach at least 350,000 trapped Syrians, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said on Friday.

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U.N.'s Zeid decries hunger in Syrian siege, demands aid access

GENEVA (Reuters) - The humanitarian situation in the besieged eastern suburbs of Damascus is an outrage and parties to the conflict must allow food and medicine to reach at least 350,000 trapped Syrians, U.N. human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al-Hussein said on Friday.