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BRIEF-‍African Gold Group Announces Termination Of Negotiations With Hummingbird Resources

* ‍AFRICAN GOLD GROUP ANNOUNCES TERMINATION OF NEGOTIATIONS WITH HUMMINGBIRD RESOURCES AND IS EVALUATING ALL LEGAL RIGHTS AND REMEDIES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Tillerson overture to North Korea: U.S. ready to talk without pre-conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal.

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Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be about giving up its nuclear arsenal.

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U.S.'s Tillerson, in new overture to North Korea, says ready to talk without pre-conditions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered on Tuesday to begin talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, appearing to back away from U.S. demands that Pyongyang must first accept that any negotiations would have to be based on North Korean nuclear disarmament.

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Senators say effort to protect 'Dreamers' making progress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday.

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'DACA' bill to help young immigrants nearing Senate deal: Senator Flake

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan push in the Senate to protect undocumented people who immigrated to the United States as children is gaining momentum as lawmakers try to wrap up negotiations this month, Republican Senator Jeff Flake said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Says The Kroger Master Agreement Has Concluded

* INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS - AFTER 7 MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS THE KROGER MASTER AGREEMENT, INCLUDING 5 LOCAL UNION SUPPLEMENTS CONCLUDED

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Brexit allows EU to get serious about defense

The theatrics surrounding the Brexit negotiations have caused many to pay little attention to something far more important when considering the future of Europe: the formal launch of the EU's "permanent structured cooperation" in defense.

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Germany's VDMA sees UK engineering market stagnating under Brexit

FRANKFURT, Dec 12 (Reuters) - German engineering association VDMA expects the British market to stagnate next year as manufacturers hold off investments in factory equipment while they wait for a degree of clarity in Brexit negotiations.

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WTO losing focus, must rethink development: U.S. trade chief

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.

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Lighthizer says WTO losing focus, must rethink development

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's trade chief said on Monday that the World Trade Organization is losing its focus on trade negotiations in favor of litigation and needed to rethink how it defines developing economies.

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Norway's Liberal Party seeks to join government

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Liberal Party will launch formal negotiations to join the right-wing cabinet of Prime Minister Erna Solberg, it said on Saturday, although the government would still be ruling in a minority even if the small centrist group is included.

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Brexit deal helps U.S. futures bounce

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Friday, helped by gains for global stock markets after Britain secured EU agreement to move on from the first-round of Brexit negotiations.

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US STOCKS-Brexit deal helps U.S. futures bounce

Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a higher opening for Wall Street on Friday, helped by gains for global stock markets after Britain secured EU agreement to move on from the first-round of Brexit negotiations.

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Sterling hits six-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

LONDON (Reuters) - A breakthrough in Brexit negotiations pushed sterling to a six-month high against the euro on Friday and added momentum to an upswing in world stocks underpinned by strong economic news from China and Japan.

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Britain and EU reach deal to move Brexit talks forward

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Friday enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain and that a second phase of negotiations should begin, ending an impasse over the status of the Irish border.

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House Passes Two-Week Stopgap Bill to Keep Government Funded

Faced with a Friday deadline to pass a government funding measure, the House passed on Thursday a two-week fix to buy more time for negotiations.

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Stock futures sluggish; eyes on tax bill talks and General Electric

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a dull opening on Thursday with technology stocks holding on to their modest gains as traders focus on progress in tax bill negotiations and General Electric's job-cut plan.

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Senate votes to pursue tax bill negotiations with House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Republican voiced optimism that congressional negotiators will reach a deal on a sweeping tax overhaul ahead of a Dec. 22 deadline, as senators voted on Wednesday to begin talks with the House to bridge differences between their rival bills.

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Senate poised for vote on tax bill negotiations with House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A top U.S. Senate Republican voiced optimism that congressional negotiators will reach a deal on a sweeping tax overhaul ahead of a Dec. 22 deadline, as senators prepared to vote on Wednesday to authorize talks with the House to bridge differences between their rival bills.

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U.S. energy chief says to start negotiations on nuclear pact with Riyadh

ADU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is interested in reaching a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Washington, the U.S. government's energy chief said on Wednesday, a step which would allow American companies to participate in the kingdom's civil nuclear program.

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Congress tax negotiators may have final bill before Dec. 22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress may be able to wrap up tax negotiations before Dec. 22 and send a final bill to President Donald Trump, Republican Senator John Cornyn said on Wednesday.

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Britain has not yet decided on final Brexit aims: Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday that the government had not yet decided what it wants from a final Brexit agreement with the European Union because it is still waiting to clear preliminary negotiations with Brussels.

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Irish PM says can pick up Brexit talks in new year if deal not possible

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Brexit negotiations can move to phase two next week only on the basis of the tentative Irish border agreement which collapsed on Monday, otherwise talks to break through the impasse will resume in the new year, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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Assad's delegation stays away from Syria peace talks

GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Talks on ending the six-year war in Syria resumed on Wednesday with no sign of President Bashar al-Assad's delegation returning to the negotiations in Geneva after they walked out last week.

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RPT-Global factors weigh against Bolivia in gas contract negotiations

SANTA CRUZ, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Bolivia's declining natural gas reserves, rising global supplies and more flexible sale terms in the international market all count against South America's top gas exporter as it negotiates contracts with Brazil and Argentina, its two biggest customers.

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Why the Irish border impacts Brexit

CNN looks at the complex history of the Irish border, and why it's playing such a crucial role in Brexit negotiations.

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Irish minister sees progress on border issue but no agreement with UK yet

LONDON (Reuters) - Negotiations over future border arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit have made progress but there is no agreement yet, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday.

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Recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital is a dangerous gambit

Having worked at the State Department on Arab-Israeli negotiations for the better part of a quarter century, I came up with more than my fair share of half-baked ideas.

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Op-Ed Contributor: To Stop North Korea, Act Like Israel

Negotiations and sanctions haven’t stopped the Kim regime. Financial warfare of the kind the Jewish state has waged against Hamas might.

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U.S. quits talks on global migration pact over sovereignty clash

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has quit negotiations on a voluntary pact to deal with migration because the global approach to the issue was "simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty," said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

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Senate Republicans lock up votes to pass tax bill: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans said on Friday they had gathered the votes needed to pass a sweeping tax overhaul, after last-minute negotiations to ease some senators' concerns about the bill's impact on the federal deficit, healthcare and property taxes.

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Senate Republicans pin down votes to pass tax bill: McConnell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republicans said on Friday they had enough support to pass a sweeping tax overhaul later in the day, after last-minute negotiations to ease some senators' concerns about its impact on the federal deficit, healthcare and property taxes.

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Trump’s Red Line Is Holding Up Tax Cuts

Insistence on a 20 percent corporate tax rate is slowing negotiations for a final deal in the Senate.

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German SPD, conservatives argue over repatriation of Syrian refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) and Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives argued on Wednesday about repatriating Syrian refugees accused of crimes, a potential foretaste of coalition negotiations on immigration.

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Opposition wants Russian pressure for Syria deal within six months

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months, the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesday.

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Pound up as Britain coughs up, Bitcoin rockets

LONDON (Reuters) - Signs of progress with U.S. tax cuts and Europe's Brexit negotiations brought fresh highs for world stocks on Wednesday, while bitcoin topped $10,000 in a frenzy for cryptocurrencies.

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Honduran election still unresolved, after TV star poised to win

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The result of Honduras' presidential election was in limbo on Tuesday, with diplomatic sources saying closed-door negotiations were holding up the announcement of a winner despite clear signs that a gregarious TV host was on course for a surprise victory.

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UK and EU agree Brexit divorce bill: UK newspapers

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the EU have reached agreement on a Brexit divorce bill which is likely to finally total around 50 billion euros, British newspapers reported on Tuesday, potentially heralding a breakthrough in the negotiations.

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Irish deputy PM agrees to resign, easing election threat

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's scandal-hit deputy prime minister resigned on Tuesday in a move that is likely to avert a government collapse and snap election that could have threatened crucial Brexit negotiations between Britain and the European Union.

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Syrian opposition picks chief negotiator ahead of new Geneva talks

RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week.

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U.S. backs Saudi 'first step' in addressing Yemen crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday welcomed a "first step" by Saudi Arabia to allow humanitarian aid to reach Yemen and called for negotiations on the country's conflict.

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May calls on EU to move with Britain to open Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May repeated her wish on Friday to make a joint move with the European Union to open negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal.

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Philippines' Duterte ditches peace process with Maoist rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte has terminated the on-again, off-again peace talks with Maoist-led rebels as hostilities have continued despite the negotiations, the president's spokesman said on Friday.

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Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal: sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Primero extends revolving credit facility to facilitate negotiations

* PRIMERO EXTENDS REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY TO FACILITATE NEGOTIATIONS

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Merkel's critics will miss her when she's gone

In her own words, it was a day for "deep reflection." Angela Merkel was nothing if not diplomatic when she met the press early on Monday morning after her coalition negotiations had broken down with the Free Democrats and the Greens.

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Canada, Mexico to rebuff U.S. over NAFTA goals as talks bog down

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico will rebuff the United States over its demand for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules, top officials said on Monday as negotiations to renew the treaty bogged down with only a few months to go.

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UPDATE 3-Canada, Mexico to rebuff U.S. over NAFTA goals as talks bog down

MEXICO CITY, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Canada and Mexico will rebuff the United States over its demand for tougher NAFTA automotive content rules, top officials said on Monday as negotiations to renew the treaty bogged down with only a few months to go.

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Head of Syrian opposition's HNC resigns: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of the Syrian opposition's High Negotiations Committee, Riad Hijab, resigned on Monday after a nearly two-year term.

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Trump Returns North Korea to List of State Sponsors of Terrorism

North Korea had been removed from the list under the George W. Bush administration in an attempt to salvage negotiations for a nuclear deal.

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BRIEF-Liquor Stores Na says ‍selling its 15 liquor barn retail stores in Kentucky

* Liquor Stores Na says ‍selling its 15 liquor barn retail stores in Kentucky & entering into negotiations to sell its 51% interest in Birchfield ventures

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Israel's Cellcom, Partner in talks to build fiber optic network

JERUSALEM, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Israel's largest mobile operator, Cellcom , said on Monday it was in negotiations with rival operator Partner Communications to cooperate in building a nationwide fiber optic network.

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Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

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Obamacare mandate in U.S. Senate tax plan not bargaining chip: Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Sunday the repeal of the Obamacare individual healthcare mandate was not a bargaining chip in negotiations over the Senate tax legislation.

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Bangladesh says it's in talks with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation deal

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh is in negotiations with Myanmar aimed at a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and Dhaka's foreign minister will address the matter at talks in Myanmar this week, the Bangladeshi foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, a well-placed source said on Saturday.

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Palestinians say they won't be blackmailed by U.S. move to close PLO office

RAMALLAH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Palestinian officials expressed surprise on Saturday at a U.S. decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington unless the group enters peace negotiations with Israel, and said they would not surrender to blackmail.

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China wants Bangladesh, Myanmar to solve Rohingya crisis bilaterally

DHAKA (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral negotiations instead of an international initiative.

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Nearly 2,000 Siemens employees protest against job cuts

BERLIN (Reuters) - Siemens employees protested in various German cities on Friday against the company's proposal to cut 6,900 jobs, which a senior Siemens official said could be revised after negotiations with the union.

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Exclusive: North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

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Merkel's conservatives offer Greens compromise to salvage talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners resumed talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives saying they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.

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Toshiba says not in talks to with any company over PC unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Friday it had not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc.

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Toshiba in talks to sell PC operations to Asus: Nikkei‍​

(Reuters) - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp has entered into negotiations to sell its personal computer operations to Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

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Merkel, facing long night, says German coalition talks can work

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German coalition government "can work", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday ahead of a long night of negotiations at which she must forge a three-way alliance or risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

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Merkel allies talk tough ahead of crunch coalition negotiations

BERLIN (Reuters) - Allies of German Chancellor Angela Merkel said they would not agree a coalition at any price ahead of crunch talks on Thursday at which she must forge a three-way alliance or else risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

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EU parliament's Brexit negotiator: 'Not so pessimistic' about reaching deal

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain must quickly solve major issues in Brexit negotiations such as finances and citizens' rights but there is a good chance a deal can be reached, European Parliament negotiator Guy Verhofstadt was quoted as saying.

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Jerry Jones Is Scolded for ‘Antics’ in Letter From Fellow Owners

The letter condemned Jones, the Cowboys’ owner, for “conduct detrimental to the league” because of his efforts to derail negotiations to extend the commissioner’s contract.

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Iraq's Kurdistan says to respect court decision banning secession

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi Kurdish authorities said on Tuesday they would accept a court decision prohibiting the region from seceding, signaling a new phase in efforts to restart stalled negotiations over its future.

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AT&T, Verizon strike tower agreement in effort to diversify vendors

NEW YORK (Reuters) - AT&T Inc and Verizon Communications Inc said on Monday they have agreed to lease hundreds of new cell towers from owner and operator Tillman Infrastructure, a move they hope will give them more leverage in negotiations with major U.S. tower vendors.

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Greens hold out on climate in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Environmental policy dominated negotiations on forming a new German coalition on Friday, as the Greens pushed their would-be partners for a quicker exit from coal power.

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BRIEF-ABF Freight announces negotiations start date with Teamsters

* ABF, Teamsters national freight industry negotiating committee have agreed to exchange initial proposals on December 18 and 19, 2017​

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Trump meets Japan, Australia leaders, discusses trade, North Korea threat

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raised North Korea's missile tests during talks on Monday with the prime ministers of Japan and Australia, and said "a lot" of progress had been made in negotiations on trade.

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In 'Fiji-on-the-Rhine', islanders stress climate risks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Fiji has turned a tiny part of Germany into a tropical Pacific island as it leads global negotiations on climate change, securing a stage for islanders' worries about rising sea levels.

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Ireland says still 'a way to go' before agreement on Irish issues in Brexit talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - There is a still "a way to go" in negotiations between Britain and the European Union before enough progress on Irish issues has been made to move on to the next phase of Brexit talks, Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday.

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Sterling struggles as political headwinds grow; data eyed

LONDON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Sterling consolidated losses on Friday as political uncertainty around the progress of negotiations over Britain's departure from the European Union continued to weigh on the currency.

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EU parliament's Brexit negotiator: 'major issues' unresolved on citizens' rights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - "Major issues" must still be resolved on safeguarding citizens' rights after Brexit, the European Parliament's negotiator Guy Verhofstadt said on Wednesday, the eve of another round of divorce negotiations between London and Brussels.

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Sweden seeks to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

STOCKHOLM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally.

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Sweden seeks to buy $1 bln U.S. Patriot air defence missile system

STOCKHOLM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Sweden will start negotiations with a view to buying U.S. company Raytheon's Patriot air defence missile system, the Swedish Government said on Tuesday.

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Merkel wants progress in coalition talks in 10 days

BERLIN (Reuters) - Immigration and climate policy are the most contentious issues in exploratory negotiations between three parties seeking to form Germany's next government, Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Monday, adding that she wants proper talks to start in 10 days.

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UK says Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month killed, three others released

LONDON (Reuters) - A Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month has been killed with three others released after negotiations, Britain's Foreign Office said on Monday.

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Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month killed, three others released: UK Foreign Office

LONDON (Reuters) - A Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month has been killed with three others released after negotiations, Britain's Foreign Office said on Monday.

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Sprint and T-Mobile end merger negotiations

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Sprint Corp and T-Mobile USA Inc said on Saturday that they officially broke off merger negotiations, ending months of back-and-forth talks that would have created the third-biggest U.S. wireless provider.

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UPDATE 1-Sprint and T-Mobile end merger negotiations

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Sprint Corp and T-Mobile USA Inc said on Saturday that they officially broke off merger negotiations, ending months of back-and-forth talks that would have created the third-biggest U.S. wireless provider.

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Israel's Netanyahu expresses hope for US peace push in Middle East

LONDON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he hoped a U.S. peace initiative would work and praised President Donald Trump for taking a fresh approach to bringing the Israelis and Palestinians back to negotiations.

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Israel's Netanyahu expresses hope for U.S. peace push in Middle East

LONDON (Reuters) - Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Friday he hoped a U.S. peace initiative will work and praised President Donald Trump for taking a fresh approach to bringing the Israelis and Palestinians back to negotiations.

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EU's Barnier is ready to speed up Brexit negotiations

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Tuesday that he was ready to speed up negotiations with Great Britain.

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UPDATE 1-Japan's SoftBank calling off talks to merge Sprint, T-Mobile - Nikkei

Oct 30 (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is planning to break off negotiations on a merger between subsidiary Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc due to a failure to agree on ownership of the combined company, Nikkei reported on Monday.

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Ireland preparing for all Brexit eventualities: minister

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is making contingency plans for any unwanted outcomes from the Brexit negotiations, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.

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Western Digital will not drop merger objections in Toshiba talks: CEO

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp on Thursday refused demands from Toshiba Corp that it drop a set of legal rights it believes would allow the company to block Toshiba's $18 billion sale of its memory chip unit to SK Hynix as part of negotiations over a joint chip investment between Toshiba and Western Digital.

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Western Digital will not drop merger objections over Toshiba investment: CEO

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp on Thursday refused demands from Toshiba Corp that it drop a set of legal rights it believes would allow the company to block Toshiba's $18 billion sale to SK Hynix as part of negotiations over a joint chip investment between Toshiba and Western Digital.

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Western Digital will not drop merger objections over Toshiba investment -CEO

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp on Thursday refused demands from Toshiba Corp that it drop a set of legal rights it believes would allow the company to block Toshiba's $18 billion sale to SK Hynix as part of negotiations over a joint chip investment between Toshiba and Western Digital.

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UK parliament expected to vote on Brexit deal by late 2018 or early 2019: Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will vote on whether to accept the government's deal on exiting the European Union by December 2018 or January 2019 if negotiations with Brussels progress as anticipated, Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday.

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Trump says wants to protect 401ks but could negotiate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he wants to protect 401 (k) retirement savings accounts but that it is possible they could end up as part of congressional negotiations over tax cuts.

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Trump's war with a GOP senator reignited ahead of his visit to the Hill

President Donald Trump ripped Sen. Bob Corker on Tuesday morning after the Tennessee Republican criticized the President's involvement in Capitol Hill tax negotiations.

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UK PM May says she is 'ambitious and positive' about Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday she was "ambitious and positive" about the country's future and its negotiations to leave the European Union, describing the talks as being conducted in a "constructive spirit".

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EU calls leak of May-Juncker talks a smear

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission said a newspaper report that Jean-Claude Juncker had disparaged Theresa May's "despondent" demeanor after a dinner last week was a deliberate smear intended to disrupt Brexit negotiations.

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UPDATE 3-Kansas City Southern overcomes hurricane to beat on revenue

Oct 20 (Reuters) - Regional U.S. railroad Kansas City Southern posted a better-than expected quarterly profit on Friday despite disruptions from Hurricane Harvey but may be impacted by the NAFTA negotiations as more than a quarter of its revenue comes from shipments between Mexico and the United States.

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Britain's May wins Brexit reprieve, faces tough weeks ahead

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May won a modest reprieve in stalled Brexit talks on Friday, with European Union leaders signaling their readiness to move the negotiations forward in the coming months.