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METALS-London copper climbs as China reaffirms growth target

MELBOURNE, Oct 23 (Reuters) - London copper climbed on Monday alongside other metals, after Chinese authorities reaffirmed that the country's economy was on track to achieve the official target of 6.5 percent growth this year. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper rose by 0.4 percent to $6,982 a tonne by 0119 GMT, after closing little changed in the previous session, when it posted its fourth straight weekly gain. LME copper prices reached $7,177 a tonne last

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London introduces charge on most polluting vehicles

LONDON (Reuters) - London introduced a charge on the oldest and most polluting vehicles on Monday to try to improve air quality in the British capital, the city's mayor, Sadiq Khan, said.

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Cardinals' Palmer breaks arm, may be out for rest of season

(The Sports Xchange) - Arizona Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer suffered a broken left arm in Sunday's loss to the Los Angeles Rams at Twickenham Stadium in London.

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UK police end armed hostage-taking at English leisure complex: BBC

LONDON (Reuters) - British police ended an armed hostage siege on Sunday, the BBC reported, saying there were no casualties after a gunman took two staff members hostage at a bowling alley in a leisure complex in central England.

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UK police rule out terrorism at leisure complex incident

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday they were dealing with an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, central England, that was not connected to "any terrorist activity" after reports that a gunman had taken two staff members hostage at a bowling alley.

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Incident in central England not connected to 'terrorist activity': police

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday that an "ongoing incident" at a leisure complex in central England was not connected to "any terrorist activity".

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UK police dealing with 'ongoing incident' at leisure complex, reports of gunman

LONDON (Reuters) - British police said on Sunday they were dealing with an "ongoing incident" at a leisure park in Nuneaton, central England, telling people to avoid the area.

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Mugabe removed as WHO goodwill envoy after outrage

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has been removed as a goodwill ambassador, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Sunday following outrage among Western donors and rights groups at the appointment.

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UK PM May readying concessions on welfare reform - Sunday Telegraph

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is on the verge of making concessions around a key welfare reform that has angered opposition parties as well as members of her own Conservatives, the Sunday Telegraph reported.

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Last post: Titanic victim's letter sells for record $166,000

LONDON (Reuters) - A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for 126,000 pounds ($166,000), a record price for correspondence from...

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Critics urge WHO to reverse choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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Critics urge WHO to reverse 'wrong' choice of Mugabe as goodwill envoy

GENEVA/LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) should overturn its decision to appoint of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe as a goodwill ambassador, global health leaders said on Saturday, describing the move as unjustifiable and wrong.

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Nestle CEO praised by Third Point but hedge fund still wants more

LONDON/BOSTON (Reuters) - Nine months into leading the world's biggest packaged food company, Nestle SA Chief Executive Mark Schneider got a tentative thumbs-up from a prominent investor, who praised his early steps on Friday but said there was more work to be done.

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Tennis: Muguruza is WTA's Player of the Year

LONDON (Reuters) - Spain's Garbine Muguruza has been named the Women's Tennis Association's (WTA) Player of the Year after reaching number one in the rankings and winning Wimbledon.

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UPDATE 7-Oil prices flat; weak U.S. demand offsets Mideast tensions

* Global refiners import U.S. oil to make up for OPEC cuts (New throughout, updates prices and market activity; new byline, changes dateline, previously LONDON)

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'If all goes well...' Titanic victim's letter expected to sell for thousands

LONDON (Reuters) - A hand-written letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic is expected to fetch up to £80,000 ($105,000) at auction on Saturday.

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London the starting line as Adidas laces up robotic shoe run

LONDON (Reuters) - Adidas has launched the first of six planned city-themed running shoe models in London as it capitalizes on its first Speedfactory, which it has opened in Germany and equipped with time-saving robotics.

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Paris or London? International Collectors Now Have to Choose

The timing of the FIAC and Frieze art fairs means that few visitors can accommodate both. How do savvy buyers choose?

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Trump tax reform hopes boost dollar, stocks, bond yields

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated that the "Trumpflation trade" could be back in play, after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

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Blacklisted by Brazil, Dublin funds find new ways to invest

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Brazil has provided investors with some of the best returns in the world this year but investment funds based in Ireland have been forced to adopt new strategies to get their money's worth.

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Former Rio Tinto CFO Elliott resigns from Britain's Takeover Panel

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Rio Tinto chief financial officer Guy Elliott has stepped down from Britain's Takeover Panel following fraud charges brought by the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) related to his time at the miner.

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Cycling: Doctor at center of 'jiffy bag' probe resigns due to ill health

LONDON (Reuters) - The British Cycling doctor at the center of Team Sky's "jiffy bag" saga has resigned due to ill health, the organization said in a statement on Friday.

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EMERGING MARKETS-U.S. tax plans cast shadow over emerging FX, stocks gain

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Progress in U.S. tax reform plans lifted emerging stocks on Friday, but a stronger dollar and higher U.S. Treasury yields scuppered currencies, which looked set for daily and weekly losses.

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U.S. tax reform move boosts dollar, stocks, bond yields

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated on the return of the "Trumpflation trade", after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. tax reform move boosts dollar, stocks, bond yields

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - European stocks, the dollar and bond yields climbed on Friday as investors speculated on the return of the "Trumpflation trade", after the U.S. Senate approved a budget blueprint that paves the way for tax cuts.

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UK business minister travels to Canada for talks on Bombardier deal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Business Secretary Greg Clark will hold talks in Canada on Friday to discuss Airbus SE's plans to buy a majority stake in Bombardier's C-Series jetliner program aimed at helping it avoid high U.S. import tariffs.

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METALS-Nickel hits 6-week high as steel rallies in China

SYDNEY/MANILA, Oct 20 (Reuters) - London nickel futures jumped to a six-week high on Friday, supported by a rally in Chinese steel prices as investors looked to more production curbs in the world's top steel producer.

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UPDATE 1-Acacia seeks clarification on Barrick-Tanzania deal

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gold miner Acacia Mining said on Friday it would need to approve a deal struck by majority owner Barrick Gold and the Tanzanian government and that it sought further clarification on the agreement.

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Ericsson, Volvo propel European stocks as Spain lags

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - European shares rose in early deals on Friday, recovering some losses as well-received earnings reports boosted shares in Volvo and Ericsson, though political malaise held back Spanish stocks.

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Acacia Mining cuts Q3 spending on Tanzania export ban

LONDON, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Gold miner Acacia Mining said on Friday it had cut spending by 33 percent in the third quarter of the year compared with a year ago as it adapted to the ban on its gold and copper exports in Tanzania.

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METALS-Copper firmer, on track for fourth weekly rise

SYDNEY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - London copper nudged higher on Friday as some investors beefed up positions following overnight losses, and remained on track to post its fourth weekly rise even after retreating from three-year highs.

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Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

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Britain seeks new ways to detect explosives in airports

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain launched a fund on Friday to support new technology to screen hand-luggage in airports in a bid to detect concealed explosives without passengers having to remove electrical items from their bags.

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Study links pollution to millions of deaths worldwide

LONDON (Reuters) - Pollution is killing millions of people worldwide, mostly through the diseases it causes including heart conditions, strokes and lung cancer, according to a large international study.

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Tennis: Berdych, Kyrgios cut seasons short due to injuries

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych and Australian Nick Kyrgios are the latest leading players to end their seasons early due to injury problems, they said on Thursday.

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Chevron suspends drilling activity in Kurdistan

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Chevron has temporarily suspended oil and gas drilling activity in Iraqi Kurdistan, the company said on Thursday, in the latest setback to the region following recent unrest.

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UPDATE 2-US and UK regulators probe banks' ties to S.Africa's Gupta case

JOHANNESBURG/LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Regulators in the United States and Britain are looking into links between South Africa's Gupta family, the country's government, and banks they may have used to move money amid an escalating graft probe.

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UPDATE 1-In blow to Britain, Goldman CEO says to spend more time in Frankfurt

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein is planning to spend a lot more time in Frankfurt, he said on Thursday, as the Wall Street bank pushes ahead with plans to make the German city a major base after Britain leaves the European Union.

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London will remain leading financial centre - PM May's spokesman

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London will remain the world's leading financial centre, a spokesman for British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday when asked about comments by Goldman Sachs chief executive Lloyd Blankfein.

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In glyphosate review, WHO cancer agency edited out 'non-carcinogenic' findings

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization's cancer agency dismissed and edited findings from a draft of its review of the weedkiller glyphosate that were at odds with its final conclusion that the chemical probably causes cancer.

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Just relax, Europe's tech leader SAP tells investors, fourth quarter will be dynamite

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology stock, predicted a "dynamite" fourth quarter for its cloud computing business, helping its shares erase losses after third-quarter results fell short of market expectations.

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Tennis: Berdych cuts season short with back problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Czech Tomas Berdych is the latest player to end his season early after announcing he would miss tournaments in Vienna and Paris because of a back injury.

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Refining capacity might fall short of demand after 2020 -Varo CEO

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Global oil refining capacity might not meet demand for oil products after 2020 as consumption continues to grow, boosting profit margins, Roger Brown, chief executive of European refiner Varo Energy, said on Thursday.

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Stocks stumble off all-time highs, kiwi takes a dive

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves about Spain.

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Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, opening a trial that could see the former leader jailed.

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London Theater Reviews: Brexit Britain Through the Lens of a Russian Master

Mike Bartlett’s “Albion” riffs on Chekhov to give a fresh view of modern-day England, but a French play in a new translation proves suffocating.

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Unilever sales disappoint as competition bites big brands

LONDON (Reuters) - Unilever reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales, losing market share to smaller competitors and dampening hopes that an aborted takeover offer from Kraft Heinz would spark a swift improvement.

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UPDATE 1-UK Q3 retail sales growth weakest in 4 years as inflation bites

* UK Q3 retail sales +1.5 pct yy, lowest since Q2 2013 * ONS and economists cite drag from higher inflation * Sterling hits one-week low against U.S. dollar * BoE Nov rate rise still seen likely, doubts for 2018 (Adds market and economist reaction) By David Milliken and Alistair Smout LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British retail sales slowed unexpectedly sharply in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013 and suggesting consumer demand rem

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AIG UK underwrites M&A policy using Islamic principles

Oct 19 (Reuters) - AIG UK said on Thursday it had underwritten its first sharia-compliant warranty and indemnity policy out of London's M&A insurance market, as the city looks to Islamic finance to help bring new business.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks fall to 1-week low as China growth slows

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Slower Chinese growth crimped investor appetite for emerging market stocks on Thursday, which hit a one-week low after heavy losses in Asia spread to Europe, but currencies such as the rand and lira snapped a three-day losing streak.

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World stocks stumble after all-time high, kiwi takes a dive

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks set a fresh record high before stalling in Europe on Thursday, as the longest winning streak for Japanese stocks since 1998 and the first close above 23,000 for Wall Street's Dow index helped to offset nerves in Spain.

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Nawaz Sharif, Ousted Pakistani Leader, Is Indicted in Corruption Case

The charges against the former prime minister stem from his family’s ownership of expensive residential property in London.

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RPT-UK annual retail sales growth slows to weakest since 2013 in Q3

(Repeats with no changes to text) LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British retail sales suffered an unexpectedly sharp slowdown in September, dragging quarterly growth to its weakest annual rate since 2013, suggesting consumer demand remains uncertain as the Bank of England nears its first rate rise in a decade. Retail sales volumes fell 0.8 percent in September, the Office for National Statistics said on Thursday, reversing a jump in August and undershooting all ec

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StanChart closed accounts linked to S.Africa's Gupta family in 2014

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered closed some bank accounts linked to the Gupta family in South Africa in 2014, a spokeswoman for the bank said on Thursday.

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Pakistani anti-corruption court indicts ousted PM Sharif and daughter

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani anti-corruption court on Thursday indicted ousted Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and his daughter over allegations linked to ownership of London properties, pressing charges over accusations that could see the former leader jailed.

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HomeServe steps up U.S. push with Dominion Energy deal

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - British home repairs provider HomeServe is stepping up its expansion in the United States by buying Dominion Energy's home services unit, which has 500,000 customers across 16 states.

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SAP profits miss forecasts as cloud shift inflates costs

FRANKFURT/LONDON (Reuters) - SAP , Europe's most valuable technology company, missed market expectations for third-quarter profit as it invested heavily to shift business customers into cloud computing.

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UPDATE 1-Unilever blames poor weather for slowing growth

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Unilever reported lower-than-expected third-quarter sales, blaming recent storms in the United States and poor weather for weak ice cream sales in Europe.

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UPDATE 1-LSE CEO Rolet to step down by end of 2018

Oct 19 (Reuters) - London Stock Exchange Group Plc said on Thursday that chief executive Xavier Rolet will leave the bourse operator by the end of December 2018, just under a decade after he took the helm at the firm.

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Unilever blames poor weather for slowing growth

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Consumer goods maker Unilever reported a 2.6 percent rise in underlying third-quarter sales on Thursday, blaming poor weather in Europe and natural disasters in the Americas.

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China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead

LONDON/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Investors are betting on China's potential to feed the global pharmaceutical pipeline, putting a multi-billion-dollar price tag on a handful of stocks, even as the country struggles to close a huge R&D gap with the West.

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INSIGHT-China biotech's 'coming out party' masks long road ahead

LONDON/SHANGHAI, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Investors are betting on China's potential to feed the global pharmaceutical pipeline, putting a multi-billion-dollar price tag on a handful of stocks, even as the country struggles to close a huge R&D gap with the West.

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South Korea's Naver invests further 100 mln euros in French tech fund

PARIS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's Naver Corp is investing a further 100 million euros ($118 million) in French technology fund K-Fund I, marking the latest sign of international interest in the French start-up technology scene, which is vying to rival London.

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METALS-Copper holds steady after in-line China economic report

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London copper held steady on Thursday after in-line economic readings out of China signalled some moderation in growth. China's economic growth slowed slightly as expected in the third quarter as the government's efforts to rein in the property market and debt risks tempered activity in the world's second-largest economy. "China's data was in line with expectations, so it's not surprising tha

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METALS-Copper marks time ahead of China reports

MELBOURNE, Oct 19 (Reuters) - London copper marked time on Thursday amid prospects of better demand and ahead of a slew of economic readings out of China that were expected to signal a slowdown in economic growth. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was barely changed at $6,982 a tonne by 0136 GMT, having closed a tad softer in the previous session. A close below the $7,000 watermark may trigger a technical consolidation. LME copper hit

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Ed Sheeran 'bruised and broken' after accident, tour uncertain

LONDON (Reuters) - Singer Ed Sheeran said he was "a bit bruised and broken" on Wednesday as he recovered from a bicycle accident that left him with a broken wrist, elbow and rib and led to the cancellation of shows on the Asia leg of his tour.

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UK lawmakers vent anger at PM May's fragile government over welfare reform

LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers from Britain's ruling Conservative Party vented their anger on Wednesday against Prime Minister Theresa May's pursuit of welfare reforms, reinforcing doubts about her authority over a party divided by Brexit.

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Tech firms improve cooperation on extremism but more needed, U.S. security chief says

LONDON (Reuters) - Technology firms have improved cooperation with the authorities in tackling online militant material but still must act quicker to remove propaganda fuelling a rise in homegrown extremism, acting U.S. Homeland Security Secretary Elaine Duke said on Wednesday.

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Soccer: FA under fire from MPs after apologies to women players

LONDON (Reuters) - The Football Association made a public apology to England women's soccer internationals Eniola Aluko and Drew Spence on Wednesday for comments that were "discriminatory on grounds of race" made to them by former manager Mark Sampson.

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Kremlin oil major piles up investments in Iraq's Kurdistan amid crisis

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Russian state oil major Rosneft has agreed to invest $400 million in five oil blocks in Iraqi Kurdistan, increasing Moscow's exposure to the semi-autonomous region despite a major spike in tensions with the central government in Baghdad.

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Cryptocurrency hedge funds top 100 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds that trade cryptocurrencies reached over 100 for the first time, according to new data from fintech research house Autonomous NEXT, of which more than three-quarters launched in 2017.

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Harry Potter exhibition blends wizardry with history

LONDON (Reuters) - A new exhibition celebrating the 20th anniversary of the first Harry Potter book's publication is offering 'muggles' with an interest in magic the chance to view rare memorabilia, combined with historic artifacts referenced in the popular series.

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EU's Tusk proposes opening internal preparations of next phase of Brexit talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Council President Donald Tusk on Wednesday noted promising progress in Brexit talks and said he would propose to 27 EU leaders to open internal preparations for the second phase of negotiations about ties between London and the bloc after Britain leaves in March, 2019.

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Ex-Lloyds bank bosses used "spin and puff" in HBOS deal, court told

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Former bosses of Lloyds Banking Group used "spin and sales puff" to win over investors and secure a "disastrous" acquisition of rival HBOS during the credit crisis, a lawyer for thousands of shareholders told London's High Court on Wedesday.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. shale oil industry to see wave of investment -Total CEO

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. shale industry will see another wave of investment as producers are betting strongly against a fall in oil prices, the chief executive of Total said on Wednesday.

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CORRECTED-Ex-divs to take 1.6 points off FTSE 100 on Oct.19

(Corrects to show FTSE 250 also had companies going ex-dividend) LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following FTSE 100 companies will go ex-dividend on Thursday, after which investors will no longer qualify for the latest dividend payout. According to Reuters calculations at current market prices, the effect of the resulting adjustment to prices by market-makers would take 1.55 points off the index. COMPANY (RIC) DIVIDEND STOCK OPTION IMPACT

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BP eyes smaller renewable investments to avoid repeating losses

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is focusing on smaller investments in renewable energy to avoid large losses in the sector like those it suffered earlier in the decade, Chief Executive Bob Dudley said on Wednesday.

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Europeans making deals with Chinese buyers want to see money up front

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - European dealmakers who sell companies and real estate to Chinese investors are increasingly asking them to pay deposits upfront, after China clamped down on capital outflows, according to bankers and lawyers.

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Russian politicians fail to see funny side of 'Death of Stalin'

LONDON (Reuters) - British satirist Armando Iannucci has won critical praise in Britain for his latest film - a darkly comic look at the power struggle to succeed Joseph Stalin - but in Russia not all politicians share the joke.

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Billionaire Branson targeted in $5 million scam 'straight out of le Carre'

LONDON (Reuters) - Richard Branson, billionaire founder of the Virgin group, has revealed he was targeted by a fraudster posing as Britain's defense minister who tried to get him to contribute $5 million to a supposed secret ransom payment.

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EMERGING MARKETS-China stocks hit 26-mth high, Mexican peso rebounds

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - China's stocks hit a 26-month high on Wednesday as a twice-a-decade Communist Party congress began with promises to boost the economy.

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METALS-London copper edges down; China congress in focus

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - London copper on Wednesday eased from three-year highs hit earlier in the week, but was supported by solid demand-growth expectations, with markets looking to policy announcements from China's Communist Party Congress. "China's underlying demand for copper remains stable and solid," said Hong Kong-based broker Argonaut Securities. There has been stable demand from China's power sector, and st

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European shares rise as Q3 earnings roll in

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - European shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday as a flurry of fresh third-quarter results came in, though politics kept Spanish equities in negative territory.

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Astra and Merck win speedy review for Lynparza in breast cancer

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators have granted a priority review to AstraZeneca's ovarian cancer drug Lynparza as a treatment for breast cancer, putting it on track for potential approval in the new disease area during the first quarter of 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Flybe warns on first-half profit, blames higher maintenance costs

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - British regional airline Flybe warned on Wednesday that first-half profit would be lower than expected, blaming higher costs related to aircraft maintenance.

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METALS-London copper climbs on robust demand; China leadership meet in focus

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Oct 18 (Reuters) - London copper climbed on Wednesday, supported by healthy demand growth expectations and relief from a stronger dollar, while markets looked ahead to policy announcements from China's Communist Party conference. "China's underlying demand for copper remains stable and solid," said Hong Kong-based broker Argonaut Securities. There has been stable demand from China's power sector, and strong dem

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UK lawmakers say Amazon, eBay not doing enough to combat VAT fraud

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - A UK parliamentary report has criticised Amazon and eBay for not doing enough to prevent tax fraud on their online market places and recommended the government hold the online giants accountable for tax lost to evaders.

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Travel company TUI plans extra flight capacity after Monarch failure

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - Europe's largest tour operator TUI is putting on extra flights to make up for capacity lost after this month's collapse of Monarch, TUI's UK and Ireland boss said on Wednesday.

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UBS asks London investment bankers - Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt?

LONDON/ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS asked staff whether they would prefer to relocate to Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt after Britain leaves the European Union in a survey sent to its investment bankers on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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UBS asks London investment bankers: Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt?

LONDON/ZURICH, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Swiss bank UBS asked staff whether they would prefer to relocate to Amsterdam, Madrid or Frankfurt after Britain leaves the European Union in a survey sent to its investment bankers on Tuesday, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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British spy chief says Islamist militants can execute deadly attack plans in just days

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Britain faces the most acute threat ever from Islamist militants seeking to inflict mass attacks, often with spontaneous plots that take just days to bring to execution, the head of the MI5 domestic intelligence agency said on Tuesday.

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Motor racing: Usain Bolt to put Hamilton under starter's orders

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt, the "world's fastest man", will be putting Formula One title favorite Lewis Hamilton under starter's orders for what could be a decisive U.S. Grand Prix this weekend.

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Britain summons Chinese ambassador after UK activist denied Hong Kong entry

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador in recent days to express its concern that a British rights activist was denied entry to Hong Kong last week.

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UK's Prince William and wife Kate say baby expected in April

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince William and his wife Kate confirmed on Tuesday that their third child will be born next April.

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London Art Auction for Grenfell Fire Survivors Raises $2.5 Million

Leading artists donated pieces for sale at Sotheby’s, including Tracey Emin, Antony Gormley and Wolfgang Tillmans.

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Earnings and commodities keep stocks bulls happy

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks stayed near record highs on Tuesday, as a flurry of U.S. earnings and a rally in commodity markets helped underpin one of the most durable bull runs of recent history.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Earnings and commodities keep stocks bulls happy

LONDON, Oct 17 (Reuters) - World stocks stayed near record highs on Tuesday, as a flurry of U.S. earnings and a rally in commodity markets helped underpin one of the most durable bull runs of recent history.

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Uber loses another senior figure as European policy chief quits

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's European policy chief Christopher Burghardt is quitting to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint, the companies said on Tuesday, becoming latest senior figure to leave the taxi app.

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Uber loses another senior figure as European policy chief quits: FT

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's European policy chief Christopher Burghardt has quit to join the electric vehicle charging network company Chargepoint, the latest senior figure to leave the taxi app, the Financial Times reported on Tuesday.

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Powell likely next Fed chief, though Yellen best suited: economists

LONDON (Reuters) - Jerome Powell likely will be the next Federal Reserve chairman, according to a slim majority of economists in a Reuters poll - but most of them said current Fed Chair Janet Yellen would be the best option.