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U.S. panel urges regulators to monitor financial innovation risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. regulatory panel on Thursday called for watchdogs to closely monitor risks created by financial innovation, warning that "fintech" and virtual currencies such as bitcoin threaten to disrupt the traditional financial services industry.

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Acosta: Sanders threatened my access over Gillibrand question

CNN's Jim Acosta says White House press secretary Sarah Sanders told him if he asked a question of President Trump at a bill signing, she couldn't promise he would be "allowed into a pool spray again."

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Denmark's government at risk in row with nationalists over Syrian refugees

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Demands from the nationalist Danish People's Party (DF) that Syrian refugees be sent home as soon as possible are threatening to bring down the country's centre-right minority government.

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California wildfire rages, threatens communities

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - Crews battling a massive wind-driven California wildfire that has torched nearly 1,000 buildings and charred an area larger than New York City on Monday struggled to protect communities menaced by flames along the state's scenic coastline.

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Congo mines say revised code threatens industry's future

DAKAR, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Mining companies in Democratic Republic of Congo said on Monday that proposed changes to the mining code adopted by the lower house of parliament last week would do lasting damage to investment in Africa's top copper producer.

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Ohio plan to sue MLS owner over team move likely to fail: experts

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's threatened lawsuit to prevent a Major League Soccer (MLS) team from leaving the state is unlikely to be successful in court, legal experts say.

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Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights due to winter storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Delta Air Lines has canceled more than 600 flights due to inclement weather at its Atlanta hub, the carrier said on Friday, as a winter storm travels towards the northeast, threatening more cancellations and delays.

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The Polish Parliament Reshapes Courts, Drawing Criticism

Critics say the new legislation threatens judicial independence, and is little different from similar measures that were rejected last summer.

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Special Report: How Monsanto's GM cotton sowed trouble in Africa

BOBO-DIOULASSO, Burkina Faso (Reuters) - In 2000, farmers in Burkina Faso, Africa's top cotton grower, were desperate. Their cotton fetched top prices because its high-quality fiber lent a luxurious sheen to clothing and bedsheets. But pests – bollworms – were threatening the crop.

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Fleeing the California Wildfires: What to Take and When to Evacuate

When wildfires threaten, be prepared to leave at a moment’s notice, officials say. Here are some suggestions on how to get ready for such an emergency.

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Gold trader Zarrab says he was threatened in jail for cooperating with U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Turkish-Iranian gold trader testifying for U.S. prosecutors in a criminal trial involving sanctions against Iran said on Thursday that he was removed from a New York federal jail after another inmate threatened to kill him for cooperating with authorities.

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Wildfire burns homes, winery in L.A.'s posh Bel-Air neighborhood

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wind-whipped wildfire raged on Wednesday into a wealthy Southern California neighborhood, destroying at least four homes, threatening dozens more and scorching a building at a winery owned by billionaire media mogul Rupert Murdoch.

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Argentine drought threatens to wallop late-planted corn and soy

CHIVILCOY, Argentina (Reuters) - Juan Graneros does not remember the last time he saw rain fall on the soy and corn fields he leases in Argentina's bread-basket province of Buenos Aires, and he and fellow farmers are starting to doubt they can recover investments made in this year's crops.

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California fires force evacuation in exclusive L.A. area

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Southern California wildfires raged into an affluent Los Angeles neighborhood on Wednesday, forcing evacuations, threatening multibillion-dollar homes and temporarily shutting a major highway.

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More than 1,000 firefighters battle California inferno

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - More than 1,000 firefighters battled an unrelenting wildfire on Wednesday that threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, the biggest of several uncontrolled Southern California blazes fanned by intensifying dry Santa Ana winds.

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Defying warnings of new conflict, Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime U.S. policy and potentially threatening regional stability.

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Trump to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital, defying warnings of unrest

WASHINGTON/JERUSALEM (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce on Wednesday that the United States recognizes Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and will move its embassy there, breaking with longtime U.S. policy and potentially threatening regional stability.

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Unrelenting California wildfire threatens thousands of homes

VENTURA, Calif. (Reuters) - An unrelenting wildfire fanned by hot, dry Santa Ana winds threatened more than 12,000 homes in and around Ventura, California, on Wednesday, forcing thousands of people to race for safety.

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Australian citizenship threatens government with nine more MPs in doubt

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia faces a series of by-elections that could topple the government, which trails in opinion polls and has lost its slender majority, in a bizarre citizenship crisis that has engulfed both sides of parliament.

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U.S. rejects federal protection for white-tailed prairie dogs

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The white-tailed prairie dog will not be declared an endangered or threatened species after the U.S. government deemed on Tuesday there was no danger despite declines in its population from human development and disease.

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UPDATE 3-Canada's Trudeau says will keep exploring trade deal with China

BEIJING, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canada's trade minister extended his stay in Beijing on Tuesday in a bid to salvage early talks on a free trade agreement with China, but Canada faces tough choices after the United States threatened to pull out of NAFTA.

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Warnings mount over Trump's Jerusalem declaration, Turkey sees 'red line'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Turkey threatened on Tuesday to cut diplomatic ties with Israel if U.S. President Donald Trump recognizes Jerusalem as the Israeli capital, joining a mounting chorus of voices saying the move would unleash turmoil.

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Thousands flee wildfire in Ventura County, north of Los Angeles

VENTURA COUNTY, Calif. (Reuters) - A rapidly spreading wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Wildfire forces thousands to flee homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Fast-moving wildfire threatens homes near L.A.

Pushed by powerful Santa Ana winds, a Southern California fire spread with explosive speed, forcing hundreds to evacuate.

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UPDATE 2-Canada's Trudeau says will keep exploring trade deal with China

BEIJING, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Canada will continue to explore a free trade agreement with China, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said, as it weighs its options after the United States threatened to pull out of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

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Growing wildfire threatens hundreds of homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire, stoked by strong wind gusts, in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened hundreds of homes on Monday and forced nearby residents and students at a small college to evacuate, fire and school officials said.

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CIA chief Pompeo says he warned Iran's Soleimani over Iraq aggression

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. (Reuters) - U.S. Central Intelligence Agency Director Mike Pompeo said on Saturday he sent a letter to Iranian Major General Qassem Soleimani and Iranian leaders expressing concern regarding Iran's increasingly threatening behavior in Iraq.

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Op-Ed Contributor: The Treasures of Chaco Canyon Are Threatened by Drilling

One of the nation’s most significant cultural sites could be at risk from planned oil and gas extraction nearby.

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Indivior drug to fight opioid addiction approved by U.S. FDA

(Reuters) - Indivior's experimental drug to help fight America's growing opioid addiction crisis was approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration late on Thursday, boosting its sales prospects as competitors threaten revenues from an older product.

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Toshiba, Western Digital nearing deal over chip unit sale dispute: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp are close to settling a legal dispute that has threatened to become a major stumbling block in the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its $18 billion semiconductor unit, media reported.

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After drought, monster storm threatens Australia's wheat crop

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

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UPDATE 1-U.S. trial threatens funding for Turkey's dollar-dependent banks

* Deputy PM promises do whatever necessary if banks affected (Updates Wednesday report with U.S. court case)

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Insecticide resistance spreads in Africa, threatens malaria progress

LONDON (Reuters) - The largest genetic study of mosquitoes has found their ability to resist insecticides is evolving rapidly and spreading across Africa, putting millions of people at higher risk of contracting malaria.

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Casino-Ocado deal could push Carrefour into Amazon's arms

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Carrefour could be under pressure to do a deal with the likes of Amazon , after a deal between its French rival and a British online specialist threatened to leave it trailing behind in e-commerce.

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Sumo: Grand champion Harumafuji retires over assault incident

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumo grand champion Harumafuji announced he would retire on Wednesday to take responsibility for injuring a junior wrestler in an incident that has threatened to taint the image of Japan's national sport just as it was regaining popularity.

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U.S. threatens South Sudan action, Russia warns against U.N. measures

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States threatened on Tuesday to take further action against the South Sudan government if it does not end violence and allow United Nations peacekeepers to do their job, but U.N. sanctions are unlikely as Russia has warned against such a move.

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Scaramucci quits advisory post at Massachusetts school after lawsuit threat

BOSTON (Reuters) - Former White House spokesman Anthony Scaramucci resigned his advisory position at a Massachusetts university following a dust-up in which he threatened to sue the school's student newspaper, Tufts University officials said on Tuesday.

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Irish deputy PM resigns, averting election threat

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland's scandal-hit deputy prime minister resigned on Tuesday, averting a government collapse and potential snap election that had threatened to complicate Brexit talks next month between Britain and the European Union.

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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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METALS-Shanghai nickel tumbles on doubts over steel demand

SYDNEY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel futures tumbled more than 2 percent in early trade on Tuesday as reforms in China threaten steel-intensive infrastructure projects.

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Op-Ed Contributors: Dismantling the Foreign Service

The Trump administration’s proposed deep budget cuts to the State Department and failure to fill key diplomatic posts threaten the country’s security.

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University delays talk by ex-White House official after lawsuit threat

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts university delayed a planned talk on Monday by Anthony Scaramucci, who had a brief and tumultuous stint as White House spokesman, after he threatened to sue its student newspaper over a critical column.

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Iran warns it would increase missile range if threatened by Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - The deputy head of Iran’s Revolutionary Guards warned Europe that if it threatens Tehran, the Guards will increase the range of missiles to above 2,000 kilometers, the Fars news agency reported on Saturday.

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Opinion: A Gold Rush in Salmon Country

Thanks to Trump, a mining project that threatened fish is back in play.

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Avatars can help schizophrenia patients control threatening voices

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - - An experimental therapy for people with schizophrenia that brings them face to face with a computer avatar representing the tormenting voices in their heads has proved promising in early stage trials.

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Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday

MILAN (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, while they are also striking at six warehouses in Germany, threatening to disrupt one of the year's busiest shopping days.

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Workers at Amazon's main Italian site to hold first strike on Black Friday

MILAN (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, threatening to disrupt one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

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REFILE-Workers at Amazon's main Italian site to hold first strike on Black Friday

MILAN, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, threatening to disrupt one of the busiest shopping days of the year.

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Jerusalem Journal: Border Homes, in Jerusalem but Not, Face an Existential Deadline

The quarter’s quirky status made it a boomtown, but a planned road threatens drive people out of their homes.

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Analysis: Roy Moore is using Trump's playbook -- and Trump is helping him

Roy Moore is threatening to sue his accusers. Roy Moore is threatening to sue the news outlets reporting on their allegations. Roy Moore says he doesn't care what the Republican establishment wants him to do.

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U.S. calls Myanmar moves against Rohingya 'ethnic cleansing'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday called the Myanmar military operation against the Rohingya population "ethnic cleansing" and threatened targeted sanctions against those responsible for what it called "horrendous atrocities."

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Ex-New York prison guards found guilty of charges over 2013 beating

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two former New York state jail guards were found guilty by a Manhattan jury on Tuesday of federal charges related to the 2013 beating of an inmate who suffered life-threatening injuries, prosecutors announced.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' hack

Nov 21 (Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian national with hacking into cable TV network HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

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U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policies

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws by discriminating against Asian-American applicants.

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Justice Department pushes Harvard on admissions policies

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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UPDATE 1-Justice Department pushes Harvard on admissions policies

BOSTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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U.S. prosecutors charge Iranian in 'Game of Thrones' hack

(Reuters) - U.S. prosecutors have charged an Iranian-based hacker with penetrating the network of cable TV provider HBO and stealing episodes and plot summaries for unaired programs including "Game of Thrones," then threatening to release the data unless he was paid $6 million.

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Turkey has not seen data on fugitive Raqqa fighters, officials say

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has not been given crucial data to help identify Islamic State militants who fled their former stronghold in Raqqa last month and may have slipped out of Syria to threaten Turkish or Western targets, Turkish officials said.

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U.S. threatens to sue Harvard over admissions policy probe

BOSTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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Philippines' Duterte threatens to close mines that support rebels

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday threatened to shut down any mine that supports Maoist rebels waging a protracted guerrilla war to overthrow the government.

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Sumo: Japan's national sport wrestles with latest act of violence

FUKUOKA/TOKYO, Japan - (Reuters) - A probe into an assault by a sumo grand champion against a junior wrestler threatens to stain the image of Japan's ancient national sport just as its popularity was recovering from previous scandals and a shrinking fan base.

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Failing Subway Threatens New York’s Financial Future, M.T.A. Chief Says

Joseph J. Lhota, the chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, said in an interview that he wants to instill wholesale change in how the subways are managed.

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RPT-From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel's "dealers' lounge" that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses.

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Northern Ireland Is Sinking Into a ‘Profound Crisis’

A nearly yearlong standoff has paralyzed its institutions and is threatening a 1998 treaty that largely ended three decades of fighting.

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From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel's "dealers' lounge" that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses.

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US threatens to close Palestinian office in D.C.

The Trump administration put the Palestinian Liberation Organization on notice Friday that it will close the group's office in Washington if the Palestinians don't get serious about peace talks with Israel, State Department officials said.

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Opinion: Do we love our guns more than we love our children?

When I was 12, in the sixth grade in El Cerrito, California, one of my classmates brought a gun to school. She was a bright fellow student -- flamboyant, funny, sometimes moody -- occasionally in trouble, fun to play kickball with. I still remember her throaty laugh. I also remember the awful day while we stood on the play yard, as she pulled a gun out of her backpack and pointed it at a group of sixth-grade girls, threatening to shoot.

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Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more "concrete steps" and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned.

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Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition ahead of elections

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States promised "concrete steps" against Cambodia and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the Cambodian Supreme Court banned the main opposition party ahead of elections at the request of Prime Minister Hun Sen.

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School cancels Muslim speaker after community backlash

What was intended to be an educational presentation about Islam turned into a controversy when threatening comments prompted school officials to cancel the event.

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Pro-ISIS group threatens Vatican

A pro-ISIS group released a propaganda poster designed as a threat to the Vatican on Christmas. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Opinion: Roy Moore case spotlights a risk to young girls

People are looking in shocked disgust at the defenders of Roy Moore. How can so many Alabamans throw their support behind Moore, the Republican nominee for a United States Senate seat there, who is accused of pursuing or sexually abusing teens -- including a 14 year-old -- back when he was in his 30s? Moore denies the allegations, and is threatening to sue the Washington Post, where the report appeared last week.

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Venezuela wins Russia and China backing as it says it is honoring debt

MOSCOW/CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela won easier debt terms from Russia and got a vote of confidence from China on Wednesday, as the oil-rich country said it had starting making interest payments on bonds after a delay that had threatened to trigger a default.

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Conservation by killing? Documentary asks if commerce can save threatened species

LONDON (Reuters) - Could a hunter's bullet be a tool in helping save Africa's endangered species from extinction? The question is one of the many complex ethical dilemmas raised by "Trophy", a documentary that examines whether commerce can help wildlife conservation.

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After U.S. visit, South Sudan's Kiir orders unhindered aid access

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered that humanitarian aid convoys be allowed to move freely, unhindered and unimpeded around the country, two weeks after the United States said it had lost trust in his government and threatened to pull support.

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UPDATE 1-Norway environmental lawsuit says Arctic oil plan violates constitution

* Suit threatens oil exploration off Norway -Attorney General

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Zimbabwe ruling party youth wing accuses army chief of subverting constitution

HARARE (Reuters) - The youth wing of Zimbabwe's ruling party accused the military chief on Tuesday of subverting the constitution for threatening to intervene after President Robert Mugabe plunged the country into political crisis by sacking his vice president last week.

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Copenhagen airport says Turkey's Atlasglobal threatened, close some gates

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Authorities at Copenhagen airport said they closed nine gates on Monday after being informed by police of a threat against all of Turkish airline Atlasglobal's European planes.

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Moore threatens to sue Washington Post over report

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says he will sue the Washington Post over its report alleging he pursued sexual relationships with teenagers -- including a 14-year-old -- when he was in his 30s.

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California Today: California Today: Tax Proposals Threaten Lower-Income Housing

Monday: Credits and bonds that developers rely on may be reduced, Gov. Jerry Brown the globe-trotter, and the tepid return of La Niña.

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PNG threatens to forcibly remove asylum seekers from abandoned Australian detention center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention center without food or running water.

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UK Stocks-Factors to watch on Nov 13

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Britain's FTSE 100 index is seen opening up 33 points at 7,465.6 on Monday, according to financial bookmakers. * UNILEVER: Unilever's Dutch Works Council is threatening to call for strike action across global factories if potential buyers of its margarine business don’t agree to protect jobs and pension guarantees, The Telegraph reported on Saturday. * RYANAIR: Ryanair is to increase the number of pilots it employs directly and hire more staff to respond to

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Texas shooter's ex-wife: 'Demons ... hatred' consumed him

The first wife of the Texas church shooter described him as a menacing and abusive man who constantly threatened her and her family with death.

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Australian MP resigns over dual nationality in new blow for government

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's citizenship crisis has taken a new twist as another member of parliament resigned on Saturday, threatening the narrow majority of Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull's ruling coalition.

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Cowboys owner says Elliott case not cause of Goodell rift

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said the reason he is threatening to sue the NFL are issues surrounding extending commissioner Roger Goodell's contract, not the suspension of star running back Ezekiel Elliott.

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Indonesia's army plans tough response to separatists threatening mine

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

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Scientists replace skin of 'butterfly child' with rare genetic disease

For the first time, doctors were able to treat a child who had a life-threatening rare genetic skin disease through a transplant of skin grown using genetically modified stem cells.

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Some leave remote Australian-run asylum detention center as deadline and crisis loom

SYDNEY (Reuters) - About 20 asylum seekers left an abandoned Australian-run detention center in remote Papua New Guinea on Friday, leaving hundreds threatened with forcible eviction within days amid an immigration standoff that has blighted Australia for years.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains: U.S.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

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South Africa controls armyworm pest in maize crops

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has managed to control an outbreak of fall armyworm pests, which were first detected in January and mainly threatened maize crops, the agriculture minister said on Thursday.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

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South Africa controls outbreak of armyworm pest threatening maize crops -minister

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa has managed to control an outbreak of fall armyworm pests, first detected in January and which threatened mainly maize crops, the agriculture minister said on Thursday.

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Global stocks stutter as longest winning run in 14 years looms

LONDON (Reuters) - Another impressive record for world stocks was hanging in the balance on Thursday, as a late blow-out in Japan and a subdued start in Europe threatened to spoil the longest winning streak for MSCI's global index since 2003.

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Teacher tells student: I might be the one to put a bullet in your head

A Georgia high school teacher threatened a 17-year-old student, telling him "somebody is going to put a bullet right through your head ... it might be me."

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Papua New Guinea starts dismantling detention camp, threatens forcible evict of asylum seekers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea began dismantling a shuttered Australian-run immigration detention center on Thursday and warned it will use force if necessary to evict nearly 600 men if they refuse to leave within two days, according to a notice posted at the camp.

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Jerry Jones Is Said to Hire David Boies to Block Roger Goodell’s Contract

The owner of the Cowboys is threatening to sue the N.F.L and several owners over efforts to extend Goodell’s contract, according to people within the league.

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Suburbs Rebel Against Trump, Threatening Republicans in Congress

Suburban areas appear to be in open revolt against President Trump, with a coalition of educated whites and minorities shunning Republican candidates.

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Fast-growing cyber crime threatens financial sector: Europol

LISBON (Reuters) - The "remorseless" growth of cyber crime is leading to 4,000 ransom attacks a day and gangs' technological capability now threatens critical parts of the financial sector, the head of Europol said on Wednesday.

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White House condemns missile attacks on Saudi by Yemen's Houthis

BEIJING (Reuters) - The White House on Wednesday condemned missile attacks by Yemen's Houthi militias on Saudi Arabia, saying they threatened the region's security and undermined efforts to halt the conflict.