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Singapore slings? Taking on Alibaba, Amazon launches Prime Now in the city state

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant's push into populous Southeast Asia and its first head-on battle with its Chinese rival, Alibaba Group Holding.

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BRIEF-XL Group Q2 earnings per share $1.14

* Q2 earnings per share view $0.88 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Kite Realty Group Trust Q2 adjusted FFO per share $0.54

* Kite Realty Group Trust reports second quarter 2017 operating results

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Christmas comes early for zoo polar bears with snow in July

RANUA, Finland (Reuters) - A group of polar bears in a zoo in Lapland in northern Finland got an early wintry treat in the summer heat when truckloads of snow were delivered to the Ranua wildlife park on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-CME to offer repo-backed futures and options

July 26 (Reuters) - The CME Group said on Wednesday that it will develop futures and options based on the repurchase agreement market, after a bank committee in June selected a benchmark repo rate to be used as an alternative to Libor in derivatives transactions.

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Hezbollah says nearing victory in battle at Lebanon-Syria border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The leader of Lebanon's Hezbollah said on Wednesday that the group was close to scoring a "very big military victory" in the battle against militants along the Syrian-Lebanese border.

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UPDATE 3-Alaska Air quarterly profit jumps 13.8 pct, helped by Virgin America

July 26 (Reuters) - Alaska Air Group Inc on Wednesday posted a 13.8 percent rise in quarterly profit, helped in part by the December 2016 acquisition of former rival Virgin America.

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Judge rules against ex-Goldman employee in Fed leak case

July 26 (Reuters) - An administrative judge has recommended that a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc managing director be banned from the industry for distributing confidential U.S. Federal Reserve documents within the bank to advise his clients.

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CME to offer repo-backed futures and options

July 26 (Reuters) - The CME Group said on Wednesday that it will develop futures and options based on the repurchase agreement market, after a bank committee in June selected a benchmark repo rate to be used as an alternative to Libor in derivatives transactions.

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Exclusive: Group of nations urge U.N. Security Council to take action to ensure access for Syrian aid

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States, Saudi Arabia, Britain, France and other nations are demanding the U.N. Security Council takes action to ensure aid convoys reach millions of needy Syrians as violence diminishes, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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LIVE UPDATES: 'I'm a real friend,' Trump told LGBT group in '16

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BRIEF-Sito Mobile issues statement in response to Singer Group’s 13D/A filing

* Sito Mobile issues statement in response to Singer Group’S 13D/A filing

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Qatar says new terror list is "disappointing surprise"

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar said on Wednesday a decision by four Arab states to add 18 groups and individuals allegedly linked to Doha to their "terrorist" lists was "a disappointing surprise" and that it was doing all it could to fight extremism.

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Sessions' supporters stand up for attorney general

He's been called beleaguered, not tough enough and weak -- all by his boss, the President of the United States. It's safe to say Attorney General Jeff Sessions isn't having a great couple of weeks. However, a wide range of conservative party leaders and groups are defending the former Alabama senator following the onslaught of attacks from President Donald Trump.

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Tencent-backed Meituan-Dianping plans aggressive investment in offline retail

BEIJING, July 26 (Reuters) - China's largest provider of on-demand services Meituan-Dianping, backed by Tencent Holdings Group Ltd, said it planned to invest heavily in offline retail services in a strategy that will pitch it directly against China's top e-commerce firms.

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UPDATE 1-GlaxoSmithKline's new boss streamlines drug research

LONDON, July 26 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new Chief Executive Emma Walmsley announced plans on Wednesday to streamline drug research in a bid to improve returns in the group's core pharmaceuticals business.

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GlaxoSmithKline's new boss streamlines drug research

LONDON (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline's new Chief Executive Emma Walmsley announced plans on Wednesday to streamline drug research in a bid to improve returns in the group's core pharmaceuticals business.

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BRIEF-Microsoft India announces launch of Microsoft Kaizala

Source text - Microsoft India today announced the launch of Microsoft Kaizala, a mobile-only product designed for large group communications and work management. Microsoft Kaizala makes it simple for organizations to seamlessly communicate, collaborate and complete tasks, bringing together desktop users and mobile-only users who may be within or outside their organizations. Microsoft India also announced the launch of its enterprise version, Kaizala Pro that allows organizations to have full adm

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BRIEF-Noble Group updates on proposed disposal of remaining North American Gas And Power Business

* Proposed disposal of noble group's remaining north american gas and power business

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Accorhotels beefs up luxury rental 'onefinestay' brand to fight Airbnb

PARIS (Reuters) - AccorHotels will re-group three of its luxury home-rental divisions under its 'onefinestay' brand, as the French hotelier steps up efforts to counter the challenge of Airbnb and other online booking services.

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BRIEF-Linde advances partnership with Wanhua Chemical Group

* Linde further advances its partnership with Wanhua Chemical Group with an additional investment of eur 108 million in china

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Life after debt? Macquarie's junk lending unit sputters

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Macquarie Group, Australia's leading investment bank, has a hole to fill.

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UPDATE 1-Compass' revenue rises 3.9 pct on growth in United States

July 26 - Compass Group Plc, the world's biggest catering firm, reported a 3.9 percent rise in quarterly revenue, driven by strong growth in the United States.

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Cops recommend charges for teens who taunted drowning man

A Florida police department is recommending charges for a group of teenagers who taunted a drowning man as they recorded his death.

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Compass posts 3.9 pct rise in organic revenue on strength in U.S.

July 26 - Compass Group Plc, the world's biggest catering firm, reported a 3.9 percent rise in quarterly organic revenue, helped by strong growth in the United States.

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U.S. firm Global Eagle says $416 mln pact with China's HNA fails to pass regulator

HONG KONG, July 26 (Reuters) - U.S.-based Global Eagle Entertainment Inc said a $416 million investment pact made last year with a unit of Chinese conglomerate HNA Group Co Ltd has been called off after failing to receive regulatory approval.

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Trump pledges U.S. aid to help Lebanon against Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help.

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U.S. judge refuses to halt New York nuclear power plant subsidies

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - A federal judge on Tuesday dismissed a lawsuit by energy companies and trade groups to stop New York Governor Andrew Cuomo from providing billions of dollars in subsidies to prop up struggling nuclear power plants in the state.

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BRIEF-‍First Financial Bancorp, Mainsource Financial Group to merge

* Press release - top-performing Midwest community banking organizations announce agreement to merge

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Two more German women identified among group held in Iraq: source

BERLIN (Reuters) - A total of four German citizens are among a group of women who were captured by Iraqi forces in the Iraqi city of Mosul last week, a foreign ministry source said on Tuesday.

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Macquarie taps advisers for up to $4.5 bln Puget Energy stake sale -sources

July 25 (Reuters) - Macquarie Group has chosen Moelis & Co and its own investment banking arm to advise on the sale of its 42 percent stake in Washington utility Puget Energy, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Italy seeks 'code of conduct' for charity ships as death toll rises

ROME (Reuters) - The Italian government on Tuesday threatened to shut humanitarian groups that operate migrant rescue ships in the Mediterranean out of the country's ports if they do not sign a "code of conduct".

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Trump says U.S. aid to Lebanon can help fight Islamic State

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday praised Lebanon's efforts to guard its borders to prevent Islamic State and other militant groups from gaining a foothold inside their country and promised continued American help.

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Arab states add groups, people to terror lists in Qatar row

DUBAI (Reuters) - Four Arab countries have added 18 more groups and individuals that they say are linked to Qatar to their "terrorist" lists, Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, further escalating a row with Doha that has stoked regional tensions.

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Boy Scouts, in Spotlight After Trump’s Speech, Say They Are ‘Wholly Nonpartisan’

The group tried to distance itself from a speech by President Trump that was laced with political attacks and enraged many parents and former Scouts.

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UPDATE 2-9mobile asks Citi, Standard Bank to find new investors - source

LAGOS, July 25 (Reuters) - 9mobile, the mobile operator formerly known as Etisalat Nigeria, has appointed Citigroup and Standard Bank to find an investor to buy into the firm and three companies have shown interest, a banking source close to the deal said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Deutsche Bank hires Eri Kakuta for Financial Institutions Group

* Deutsche Bank hires Eri Kakuta for Financial Institutions Group

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UPDATE 3-PulteGroup trims margin forecast on discounts, higher lumber prices

July 25 (Reuters) - PulteGroup Inc cut its full-year gross margin forecast, mainly due to increased discounting in its Pulte brand amid increased competition and higher lumber prices following wildfires in Canada.

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MOVES-Deutsche Bank hires Goldman FIG banker Kakuta: memo

July 25 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG has hired Goldman Sachs Group Inc financials banker Eri Kakuta, according to an internal memo on Tuesday.

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Rescue ship collects 13 bodies from migrant boat off Libyan coast

ROME (Reuters) - A humanitarian rescue ship on Tuesday found 13 dead bodies on a rubber boat off the coast of Libya that was carrying more than 160 migrants, charity group Proactiva Open Arms said.

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Telecom Italia management shake-up fuels Vivendi's ambitions

MILAN/PARIS (Reuters) - France's Vivendi has tightened its grip on Telecom Italia by removing its CEO Flavio Cattaneo and paving the way for a joint venture between its own pay-TV Canal+ and the Italian group, in a boost to the French firm's ambitions to become a southern European media powerhouse.

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BRIEF-Pultegroup expects to deliver 5,400-5,600 homes in Q3

* Lumber tariffs, forest fires in Canadian province to put pressure on H2 - conf call Further company coverage:

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Iran-linked cyber spies use simple yet effective hacks: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - A cyber spying group with links to Iran and active for the past four years is targeting countries including Israel, Saudi Arabia, Germany and the United States, security researchers said on Tuesday.

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Gang offering $1 million bounty for Colombia's FARC rebel leaders: lawyer

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A criminal gang is offering bounties of $1 million to assassins who kill leaders from Colombia's Marxist FARC rebel group, a lawyer for the guerrillas said on Tuesday, as the group prepares to take seats in Congress as part of a peace deal.

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British TV personality Edmonds demands $392 million compensation for Lloyds HBOS' unit fraud

LONDON (Reuters) - British TV presenter and former disc jockey Noel Edmonds has more than quadrupled the damages he is seeking from Lloyds Banking Group to 300 million pounds ($392 million) as he steps up a 12-year demand for compensation.

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U.S. electric industry knew of climate threat decades ago: report

(Reuters) - The U.S. electric industry knew as far back as 1968 that burning fossil fuels might cause global warming, but cast doubt on the science of climate change and ramped up coal use for decades afterward, an environmental watchdog group said on Tuesday.

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U.S. senators seek ban on pesticide chlorpyrifos

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of Democratic senators hope to ban a pesticide the U.S. government has greenlighted for use, according to a bill unveiled on Tuesday in a challenge to Republican President Donald Trump's push to loosen environmental regulations.

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Syria says U.S. halting aid to rebels is step toward ending war

DAMASCUS (Reuters) - Syria views a U.S. decision to halt CIA support to rebel groups fighting to topple President Bashar al-Assad as a "start" toward ending the six-year conflict, a government minister told Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-Ad company Interpublic misses profit, revenue estimates

July 25 (Reuters) - U.S. advertising company Interpublic Group on Tuesday reported lower-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue, hurt by tepid client spending.

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BRIEF-Capital City Bank Group reports second quarter 2017 results

* Capital City Bank Group Inc reports second quarter 2017 results

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Uber ties up with AXA for drivers' accident cover in France

PARIS (Reuters) - Uber and insurance group AXA have joined forces in France to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service after it faced criticism over their treatment.

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BRIEF-PulteGroup Q2 adjusted earnings per share $0.47

* Pultegroup inc - qtrly ‍home sale revenues increased 12% to $2.0 billion​

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U.S. homebuilder PulteGroup's revenue rises 12 pct

July 25 (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilder PulteGroup Inc on Tuesday reported a 12.3 percent rise in quarterly revenue as it sold more homes at higher average prices, benefiting from a robust housing market.

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MOVES-Credit Suisse appoints senior adviser to German IBCM coverage team

July 25 (Reuters) - Credit Suisse Group AG appointed Wolfgang Dehen as a senior adviser to the German investment banking and capital markets (IBCM) coverage team.

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China's HNA taps Goldman for planned Pactera U.S. IPO: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - HNA Group, the Chinese airline-to-banking conglomerate, has tapped investment bank Goldman Sachs to list Pactera, the Beijing-based IT outsourcing firm it bought from private equity firm Blackstone, sources familiar with the matter said.

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China's HNA taps Goldman for planned Pactera U.S. IPO - sources

HONG KONG, July 25 (Reuters) - HNA Group, the Chinese airline-to-banking conglomerate, has tapped investment bank Goldman Sachs to list Pactera, the Beijing-based IT outsourcing firm it bought from private equity firm Blackstone, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Future Unclear for Veterans Choice Program After House Bill Falters

A Republican plan that diverted funds to the program and did not allocate additional funds for in-house V.A. care galvanized opposition groups.

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BRIEF-Renault teams with Microsoft and VISEO on digital car maintenance book prototype‍​

* GROUPE RENAULT TEAMS WITH MICROSOFT AND VISEO TO CREATE DIGITAL CAR MAINTENANCE BOOK PROTOTYPE‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2tyhsz5 Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom:)

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BRIEF-New Oriental says Q4 revenue is $486.4 million

July 25 (Reuters) - New Oriental Education & Technology Group Inc

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Japan's Mizuho chooses Frankfurt for post-Brexit EU hub

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group said it would set up a subsidiary in Frankfurt, the latest Japanese bank to choose the German city as its new base in the European Union as Britain...

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Uber ties up with AXA for workers' accident cover in France

PARIS (Reuters) - Uber and insurance group AXA on Tuesday announced a partnership to offer accident cover for drivers who work for the ride hailing service in France.

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Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

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RPT-Citigroup hosts investors for first time since the financial crisis

NEW YORK, July 25 (Reuters) - For the first time since receiving three government bailouts during the 2007-2009 financial crisis, Citigroup Inc on Tuesday is holding a day-long conference for investors, marking another step in the recovery of what was once the biggest U.S. bank.

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Australian currency brokerage says Shanghai staff freed, aiding police

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - An Australian currency brokerage said three staff members in Shanghai, who were being held against their will by a group of investors that intruded into its offices last week, had been released and were now helping with a local police investigation.

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VW chief raps Porsche labor boss in Heilbronner Stimme interview

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller strongly criticized Porsche's labor chief in German daily Heilbronner Stimme on Tuesday over public remarks about Audi's management, in a sign of growing tensions within the automotive group.

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VW chief raps Porsche labour boss in Heilbronner Stimme interview

BERLIN, July 25 (Reuters) - Volkswagen CEO Matthias Mueller strongly criticised Porsche's labour chief in German daily Heilbronner Stimme on Tuesday over public remarks about Audi's management, in a sign of growing tensions within the automotive group.

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BRIEF-Mullen Group reports Q2 earnings per share C$0.19

* Mullen Group Ltd. reports second quarter financial results including record trucking/logistics segment revenue

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Qualcomm accuses tech group of 'misdirecting' trade regulators

(Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc fired back in its case against Apple Inc on Monday, accusing its critics of waging a "coordinated effort aimed at misdirecting" trade regulators.

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Exclusive: Goldman Sachs retreats from ETF lead market making

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is pulling back substantially from trading that helps backstop the fast-growing use of U.S. exchange-traded funds, giving smaller firms an opportunity to grab market share.

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Carlyle seeks $15 billion for its seventh U.S. buyout fund: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Private equity firm Carlyle Group LP is looking to raise $15 billion for its next U.S. buyout fund, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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State prosecutors sue EPA over chemical safety rule delay

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A group of 11 Democratic state prosecutors sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency on Monday to force it to implement rules designed to prevent chemical spills and other industrial accidents at facilities such as refineries and fertilizer plants, according to a federal court filing.

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BRIEF-Blue Harbour Group comments on acquisition of WebMD

* Shareholder of WebMD owning approximately 9% of common shares commented on WebMD's agreement to be acquired by KKR & Co LLP​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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Rights group calls for probe into Libyan forces after execution video shown

CAIRO (Reuters) - Libya officials should investigate and dismiss forces involved in atrocities, a human rights group said on Monday, after a video appeared on social media purportedly showing a military unit executing 20 suspected militants.

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MOVES-Citi names UBS exec as head of EMEA diversified industrials

July 24 (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc named Heiko Horn as the head of diversified industrials within the industrials group for Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and as the head of investment banking for Switzerland, an internal memo showed.

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UK's SFO says opens investigation into Rio Tinto Group

LONDON, July 24 (Reuters) - Britain's anti-fraud regulator said it has opened an investigation into how the miner Rio Tinto conducted business in the Republic of Guinea.

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Campaign group Avaaz calls on EU to block Bayer's Monsanto deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Online campaigns group Avaaz has called on European Union antitrust regulators to block Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, saying it would hurt innovation and competition and push up prices.

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UPDATE 1-Campaign group Avaaz calls on EU to block Bayer's Monsanto deal

BRUSSELS, July 24 (Reuters) - Online campaigns group Avaaz has called on European Union antitrust regulators to block Bayer's purchase of Monsanto, saying it would hurt innovation and competition and push up prices.

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MOVES--Vanguard names BlackRock's Juan Manuel Hernandez as Mexico head

July 24 (Reuters) - Vanguard Group, the world's largest mutual fund manager, on Monday appointed BlackRock Inc's Juan Manuel Hernandez to spearhead its business in Mexico.

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Luxottica on track with targets and Essilor deal after steady H1

MILAN, July 24 (Reuters) - Italian eyewear group Luxottica is on track to meet full-year targets and win regulatory approval for its planned merger with France's Essilor, it said on Monday, after its first-half underlying operating profit came in just ahead of forecasts.

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BRIEF-AT&T to build global network for Omnicom Group

* Global Omnicom/AT&T network strategy will utilize AT&T flexware, AT&T netbond for cloud and AT&T threat manager Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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India arrests Kashmir separatists for terror funding

SRINAGAR, India (Reuters) - India's federal counter-terrorism agency arrested seven members of Kashmir's main separatist alliance on Monday on charges of receiving funds from Pakistan-based militant groups to wage attacks, the agency said, the first such case against the group.

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India's antitrust regulator approves $23 bln Vodafone India-Idea deal

MUMBAI, July 24 (Reuters) - India's antitrust regulator has approved the merger of Vodafone Group Plc's Indian unit with Idea Cellular, a lawyer representing Vodafone in the matter said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Dais signs multi-year supply agreement with The Haier Group

* Dais signs multi-year supply agreement with The Haier Group

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Florida to Pay Legal Fees in Case That Kept Doctors From Discussing Guns

A group of doctors in Florida sued over a 2011 state law that restricted medical providers from discussing guns and firearm safety with patients.

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BRIEF-ManpowerGroup Q2 earnings per share $1.72

* ManpowerGroup reports 2nd quarter and first half 2017 results

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After $50 billion deal spree, China's HNA sets out to clear ownership questions

(Reuters) - Privately-owned conglomerate HNA Group, one of China's most aggressive dealmakers, is shaking up its shareholding structure with a new, charitable foundation, part of efforts to quash long-standing concerns over its ownership.

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Turkish journalists go on trial accused of waging 'asymmetric war'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Seventeen employees of a Turkish opposition newspaper went on trial on Monday accused of supporting a terrorist group, a case seen by government critics as a further sign that freedom of expression is under attack.

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Hezbollah wages multi-pronged attack on militants at Syrian border: media unit

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Hezbollah launched attacks against Sunni jihadist militants on Monday as part of an offensive to drive them from their last foothold along the Syria-Lebanon border, a military media unit of the group said.

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Telecom Italia CEO says Vivendi plan to appoint new executive triggered clashes

MILAN (Reuters) - One of the reasons Telecom Italia's (TIM) CEO Flavio Cattaneo fell out with the phone group's top shareholder Vivendi was the French company's plan to appoint a managing director at his side, daily La Repubblica said on Monday.

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Malaysia's CIMB to partner Alipay for mobile payment platform

KUALA LUMPUR, July 24 (Reuters) - CIMB Group Holdings Bhd , Malaysia's second-biggest bank, on Monday said its subsidiary will form an equity joint venture with Ant Financial Services Group, the parent of Alipay, to provide mobile wallet and related financial services.

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EPA chief spent almost half of spring in home state of Oklahoma

(Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, was in his home state of Oklahoma on at least 43 of the 92 days of March, April and May, according to copies of his travel records obtained by the Environmental Integrity Project watchdog group and reviewed by Reuters.

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Scott Pruitt Spent Much of Early Months at E.P.A. Traveling Home, Report Says

The agency’s new chief spent 43 of 92 days from March through May in Oklahoma or traveling to or from the state, a watchdog group found.

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Beijing police on manhunt after deadly hit-and-run: Xinhua

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Beijing police are hunting for a man suspected of stabbing five people and then ploughing into a group of nine others with a van, killing one and injuring eight, the official Xinhua news agency reported.

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BRIEF-IOT Group receives expressions of interest from U.S. retailers to stock Rova

* received expressions of interest from a number of large us retailers to stock Rova. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Blackstone in talks to buy 40 pct of Israel cyber firm NSO -report

TEL AVIV, July 23 (Reuters) - Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to pay $400 million for 40 percent of privately held Israeli firm NSO Group, a maker of spyware for mobile devices, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday.

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'I just want to go home', says German girl who joined IS: media

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German teenager who joined Islamic State is now being held in detention in Iraq and says she regrets joining the jihadist group and just wants to come home to her family, media reported on Sunday.

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Jihadist group consolidates control of Idlib province: rebels

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jihadists linked to a former al Qaeda affiliate consolidated their grip over large parts of the northwestern province of Idlib on Sunday after their main rival evacuated a major border crossing with Turkey, rebels and residents said.

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Supreme Court ruling leads to offensive trademark requests

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A small group of companies and individuals are looking to register racially charged words and symbols for their products, including the N-word and a swastika, based on a U.S. Supreme Court decision on trademarks last month.

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Mali confirms arrest of key jihadist near Timbuktu

BAMAKO (Reuters) - Malian and French troops have arrested a close associate of a preacher whose jihadist group has claimed dozens of attacks against Western and Malian targets, Mali's security minister said on Sunday.

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Blackstone in talks to buy 40 percent of Israel cyber firm NSO: report

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Blackstone Group is in advanced talks to acquire 40 percent of Israeli cyber firm NSO Group for $400 million, Israel's Calcalist business newspaper reported on Sunday.