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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck in the Pacific Ocean, 74 kilometers (46 miles) east of the Loyalty Islands, New Caledonia, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said on Sunday.

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Defiant Hun Sen tells U.S. to cut all aid to Cambodia

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen challenged the United States on Sunday to cut all aid after it announced it was ending funding for a general election next year in response to the dissolution of the main opposition party, media reported.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Large U.S. farm study finds no cancer link to Monsanto weedkiller

LONDON, Nov 9 (Reuters) - A large long-term study on the use of the big-selling weedkiller glyphosate by agricultural workers in the United States has found no firm link between exposure to the pesticide and cancer, scientists said on Thursday.

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Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

BEIJING (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck a remote part of Tibet on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said, but there were no immediate reports of significant damage or injuries.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes southern China: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.3 struck southern China near the Indian border on Saturday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Venezuela's crude sales to the U.S. rose in Oct but remained low

HOUSTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude exports to the United States recovered in October from the previous month but were still the third lowest in 2017, according to Thomson Reuters trade flows data.

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BRIEF-UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

* UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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U.S. plans to allow contentious elephant trophy imports from Zimbabwe

(Reuters) - Hunters who kill elephants in Zimbabwe can now bring trophies of their hunt back to the United States under a new rule proposed by the Trump administration that outraged animal activists just a day after the White House said the decision was not yet final.

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One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

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1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North amid nuclear crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

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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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South Korea, U.S. reaffirm need for peaceful resolution of North Korea problem

SEOUL (Reuters) - The nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States held bilateral talks on Friday and addressed measures to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue peacefully and diplomatically, the South's foreign ministry said.

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Cambodia faces international action after banning opposition

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States promised "concrete steps" against Cambodia and the European Union raised a threat to vital trade preferences after the main opposition party was banned ahead of elections.

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High School Teams Head to China, Mixing Basketball and Business

Eager to market themselves and their players, three United States high schools are likely to face added scrutiny at a tournament in Beijing next month after three U.C.L.A. players were arrested in China.

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UPDATE 2-IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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More than 200 arrested in U.S. crackdown on MS-13 gang

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 200 alleged members and associates of the violent Mara Salvatrucha gang, better known as MS-13, have been arrested in a crackdown across the United States, federal officials said on Thursday.

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Alabama G.O.P. Says It Stands Behind Roy Moore

Despite allegations of sexual misconduct against Roy S. Moore, the Alabama Republican Party intends to stick by its nominee for a United States Senate seat.

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Trump adviser says past U.S. emissions a 'distraction' in fixing climate

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Many nations' view that the United States should do more to fight climate change because it is the biggest historical emitter is a "distraction" from technological innovation, an adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday.

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OSCE watchdog slams Unites States, Russia for "foreign agent" media laws

VIENNA (Reuters) - The OSCE's media watchdog said on Thursday moves by the United States and Russia to force some foreign media to register as "foreign agents" were unacceptable and dangerous.

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Paraguayan judge authorizes extradition of ex-Conmebol president

ASUNCION (Reuters) - A Paraguayan judge authorized on Thursday the extradition of the former president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Nicolas Leoz to the United States, where he faces bribery accusations in a corruption investigation into world football executives.

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Mattis sees opportunity for talks if North Korea halts missile tests, development

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday there could be an opportunity for talks between North Korea and the United States if Pyongyang stopped testing and developing its nuclear and missile programs.

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IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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UPDATE 1-IBM urged to avoid working on 'extreme vetting' of U.S. immigrants

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to declare that it will not develop technology to help the Trump administration carry out a proposal to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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UPDATE 2-EU, US close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission will grant equivalent status to trading venues in the United States and Switzerland provided EU member states agree, draft documents seen by Reuters said.

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T-Mobile US to propose significant share buyback

BARCELONA (Reuters) - T-Mobile US will propose a "significant" share buyback that could start in December, CFO Braxton Carter said on Thursday, a sign that the third biggest carrier in the United States is confident in its outlook after the collapse of a merger with Sprint Corp.

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UPDATE 1-EU, US close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission has adopted decisions to grant equivalence status to trading venues in the United States and Switzerland, draft documents seen by Reuters said.

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T-Mobile to roll out U.S. 5G network by 2020

BARCELONA (Reuters) - T-Mobile US, the third-largest U.S. mobile operator, will roll out its fifth-generation network across the United States by 2020, Chief Technology Officer Neville Ray said on Thursday.

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China denounces U.S. call to register Chinese journalists as agents

BEIJING (Reuters) - China denounced on Thursday a U.S. congressional commission that accused its state media of involvement in spying and propaganda and called for their staff in the United States to be registered as foreign agents.

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Kurdish YPG militia aims to conquer Syrian region, not fighting IS: minister

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Recent developments in Syria's Raqqa show that the Kurdish YPG militia, backed by the United States, is more concerned about capturing territory than fighting Islamic State, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in a speech on Thursday.

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In Reversal, Immigration Agency Will Consider Delayed DACA Requests

The United States Citizenship and Immigration Services agency is allowing applicants whose renewal permits were rejected because of mail delays to resubmit their paperwork.

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Mexico bristles at U.S. proposal that would benefit AT&T in NAFTA

MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Mexico shot down a proposal by the United States to include provisions in the North America Free Trade Agreement that would benefit AT&T Inc, Mexico's Economy Minister Ildefonso Guajardo said on Wednesday.

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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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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso tumbles to eight-month low on NAFTA worries

MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso sank to an eight-month low on Wednesday, hurt by concerns that the latest round of talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would fail to make much headway in the face of tough U.S. demands. Mexico's peso was down by as much as 0.9 percent, touching its weakest level since mid-March, before closing 0.31 percent weaker. Lower level negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico started a fifth round of NAFTA

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Turkey asks U.S. about jailed trader: foreign ministry sources

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has sent a note to U.S. authorities inquiring about the condition of gold trader Reza Zarrab, held in the United States awaiting trial on charges of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Turkish Foreign Ministry sources said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Teva announces prescription copay savings program for generic Gleevec tablets in the U.S.

* Teva announces prescription copay savings program for generic Gleevec® tablets in the United States Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Exclusive: Carlyle seeks to raise $1 billion for new energy fund - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Carlyle Group , the world's largest private equity firm, is raising $1 billion for a new fund to invest in oil and gas outside the United States as a stronger outlook for oil prices rekindles investor appetite, banking sources told Reuters.

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Court adjourns appeal hearing for U.S. extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of masterminding a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

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UPDATE 5-UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

MANILA/LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

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U.S. Congress urged to require Chinese journalists to register as agents

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A report to the U.S. Congress released on Wednesday accused Chinese state media entities of involvement in spying and propaganda and said their staff in the United States should be required to register as foreign agents.

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Investor group warns U.S. farm antibiotic policy lagging

LOS ANGELES, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind Europe in the fight to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat production and experts are warning of the possibility of dangerous drug-resistant "superbug" infections as a result, according to a new report on Tuesday.

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UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

MANILA/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

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UPDATE 4-UCLA players in Los Angeles after Trump seeks help from China's Xi

MANILA/LOS ANGELES, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting arrived back in the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

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Teenager McKennie scores debut goal as U.S. hold Portugal

LISBON (Reuters) - Teenager Weston McKennie scored on his debut for the United States as they held Portugal to a 1-1 draw on Tuesday in their first match since failing to qualify for the World Cup.

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Firefox opts for Google as default search in U.S., surprising Yahoo

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google reclaimed on Tuesday its spot as the default search engine on Mozilla Corp's Firefox Internet browser in the United States and other regions as the browser maker stunned Verizon Communication Inc's Yahoo by canceling their deal.

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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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Russia's Defense Ministry to investigate wrong photos used on Syria statement

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's Defense Ministry said on Tuesday an employee had attached the wrong photos to a statement accusing the United States of providing de-facto air cover for Islamic State in Syria after the mistake was spotted online.

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Syria formally joins Paris climate agreement: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Syria has formally jointed the 2015 Paris deal aimed at slowing climate change, the United Nations said on Tuesday, leaving the United States as the only country opposed to the pact.

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UPDATE 3-UCLA players depart China after Trump asked for Xi's help

MANILA/SHANGHAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were headed back to the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

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Volkswagen agrees to pay $69 million to settle New Jersey emissions suits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG confirmed on Tuesday it has agreed to pay $69 million to settle New Jersey state diesel emissions claims, one of the last major outstanding diesel legal issues the German automaker faces in the United States.

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UPDATE 1-Volkswagen agrees to pay $69 mln to settle New Jersey emissions suits

WASHINGTON, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG confirmed on Tuesday it has agreed to pay $69 million to settle New Jersey state diesel emissions claims, one of the last major outstanding diesel legal issues the German automaker faces in the United States.

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Opinion: Why does Putin hate me?

Three weeks ago, as I was planning a trip to the United States, Vladimir Putin placed me on Interpol's most wanted list. That meant I risked arrest at any international border and that as a UK citizen it also meant my US visa was automatically revoked.

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Analysis: Sessions sure looks like he is taking orders from Trump

On November 2, in a radio interview, President Donald Trump said this: "The saddest thing is that because I'm the President of the United States, I am not supposed to be involved with the Justice Department. I am not supposed to be involved with the FBI."

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UCLA players depart China after Trump asked for Xi's help

MANILA/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting were headed back to the United States on Tuesday after U.S. President Donald Trump said he had sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case.

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Russia says U.S. providing cover for Islamic State in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The United States is providing de-facto cover for Islamic State units in Syria and only pretending to fight terrorism in the Middle East, the Russian Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

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Janssen drops U.S. lawsuit against Samsung Bioepis' Remicade copy

SEOUL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - A unit of healthcare conglomerate Johnson & Johnson has dropped a lawsuit it filed to block a copy of its rheumatoid arthritis drug Remicade produced by South Korea's Samsung Bioepis Co Ltd from being sold in the United States.

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Asian leaders banked on flattery, and it worked

President Donald Trump completed his lengthy five-country trip through Asia on Tuesday, putting the cap on a nearly two-week jaunt that saw the President begin to remake the United States' position in the world, while looking to usher consensus around confronting North Korea.

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Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing.

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Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.

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Russia, China, others boycott U.S. meeting at U.N. on Venezuela

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia, China, Egypt and Bolivia boycotted an informal public United Nations Security Council meeting on Venezuela on Monday organized by the United States, saying the 15-member body should not be involved in the situation.

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PRECIOUS-Gold prices steady as dollar holds up on higher U.S. bond yields

Nov 14 (Reuters) - Gold prices were little changed early on Tuesday, with the dollar supported by higher U.S. Treasury yields and Asian stocks down amid uncertainty over tax reforms in the United States. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold was nearly unchanged at $1,277.39 per ounce at 0001 GMT. * U.S. gold futures for December delivery slipped 0.1 percent to $1,277.60. * The dollar got support from higher U.S. Treasury yields in ear

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FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States.

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Appeals Court Partly Reinstates Trump’s New Travel Ban

A federal appeals court in San Francisco said a ban on entry from six countries could go into effect for people with no ties to the United States.

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Appeals court lets Trump travel ban go partially into effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump's latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States.

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Roku hits record high on Philips licensing deal

(Reuters) - Roku Inc's shares surged nearly 43 percent to a record high on Monday after the streaming device maker said it signed a licensing deal that would put its technology on Philips-branded televisions in the United States this year.

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Roku hits record high on licensing deal for Philips-branded TVs

(Reuters) - Roku Inc's shares surged nearly 43 percent to a record high on Monday after the streaming device maker said it signed a licensing deal that would put its technology on Philips-branded televisions in the United States this year.

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Roku hits record high on licensing deal for Phillips-branded TVs

(Reuters) - Roku Inc's shares surged nearly 43 percent to a record high on Monday after the streaming device maker said it signed a licensing deal that would put its technology on Philips-branded televisions in the United States this year.

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Russia's RT America registers as 'foreign agent' in U.S.

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Kremlin-backed television station RT America registered Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said and the Department of Justice confirmed later in the day.

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U.S. court lets Trump travel ban go partially into effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let President Donald Trump's latest travel ban go partially into effect, ruling the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries with no connections to the United States.

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U.S. hate crimes rise for second straight year: FBI

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of hate crimes committed in the United States rose in 2016 for the second consecutive year, with African-Americans, Jews and Muslims targeted in many of the incidents, the FBI said on Monday in an annual report.

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Russia's RT America registers as 'foreign agent' in USA: editor

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - RT America, the U.S. arm of the Kremlin-backed TV station RT, has registered with the U.S. Department of Justice as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said on Monday.

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U.S. court allows part of Trump travel ban to go into effect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court in California on Monday let part of President Donald Trump's latest travel ban go into effect, ruling that the government can bar entry of people from six Muslim-majority countries if they have no connections to the United States.

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Russia's RT registers as 'foreign agent' in USA: editor

MOSCOW (Reuters) - RT America, the U.S. arm of the Kremlin-backed TV station RT, has registered as a "foreign agent" in the United States, the outlet's editor in chief said on Monday.

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U.S. launches media fund for Hungary to aid press freedom

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it would fund rural media outlets in Hungary to help train and equip journalists in defense of an independent media it sees subject to growing pressure and intimidation.

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Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China’s Rise

Wang Huning, a close adviser to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, has brought a steadiness of vision and purpose to China’s rivalry with the United States.

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Netanyahu signals Israel will act with free hand in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Monday he has told the United States and Russia that Israel will continue to take action across the Syrian frontier according to its security needs, even as the two powers try to build up a ceasefire.

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Schiff: One thing Mike Pence and I agreed on

The United States must defend journalists, who are under the greatest threat when governments or violent nonstate actors believe they can target them with impunity, US Rep. Adam Schiff says.

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Erdogan says those who see no military solution in Syria should pull troops out

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday that those who do not believe in a military solution in Syria should pull their troops out, after Russia and the United States said no military solution was possible in Syria.

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Taiwan tells U.S. it does not want to cause trouble in Taiwan Strait

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has assured the United States it has no intention of causing trouble in the Taiwan Strait, the self-ruled island's envoy to a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders said on Monday.

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Oil markets firm on Middle East tensions, but US drilling caps gains

SINGAPORE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Oil markets opened the week cautiously on Monday amid ongoing tensions in the Middle East and after a rising rig count in the United States suggested producers there are preparing to increase output.

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BRIEF-Pacific Drilling files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy

* co and certain units have filed petitions for chapter 11 in United States bankruptcy court for Southern District of New York​

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Venezuela's Maduro dismisses default possibility on eve of debt talks

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday the country would never default on its debt, a day before debt talks with creditors that will be overseen by two officials under sanction by the United States.

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United States battle past Belarus to win 18th Fed Cup

MINSK (Reuters) - The United States put in a battling performance to beat hosts Belarus 3-2 on Sunday and win a record-extending 18th Fed Cup title, their first in 17 years.

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Sasnovich downs Stephens to draw Belarus level in final

MINSK (Reuters) - Aliaksandra Sasnovich came from behind to beat U.S. Open champion Sloane Stephens 4-6 6-1 8-6 and draw Belarus level at 2-2 with the United States in the Fed Cup final on Sunday, forcing a deciding doubles encounter.

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Short track: U.S. sets men's 5,000m relay world record in Shanghai

(Reuters) - The United States set a short track world record of 6:29.052 in the men's 5,000 meter relay at a World Cup event in Shanghai on Sunday, beating the previous record set by Canada in Calgary in 2012 by more than a second.

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U.S. on brink of Fed Cup glory as Vandeweghe downs Sabalekna

MINSK (Reuters) - The United States moved one win away from winning the Fed Cup final after Coco Vandeweghe turned in another calm display to beat Belarus's world number 78 Aryna Sabalenka 7-6(5) 6-1 on Sunday.

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Israel signals free hand in Syria as U.S., Russia expand truce

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel signaled on Sunday that it would keep up military strikes across its frontier with Syria to prevent any encroachment by Iranian-allied forces, even as the United States and Russia try to build up a ceasefire in the area.

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As Saudi Arabia limits U.S. crude shipments, Iraq steps in

NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's efforts to reduce a worldwide crude supply glut by cutting shipments to the United States means others are now filling in, most notably Iraq, in a trend that is set to accelerate in coming months.

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U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the world on the issue of global warming.

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U.S. signals caution to Saudis despite shared concern about Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite President Donald Trump's full-throated support for Saudi Arabia, the United States appears to be signaling a desire for Riyadh to take a more cautious approach in its regional power struggle with Iran, experts say.

Global Warming nytimes.com

A Shadow Delegation Stalks the Official U.S. Team at Climate Talks

Al Gore, Jerry Brown and Michael R. Bloomberg are in Bonn, Germany, telling other countries that the United States is still serious about climate change.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump to Asia: Unite on North Korea, but Go It Alone on Trade

Reconciling the contradictory messages to the region may determine the near-term fate of the United States as a Pacific power.

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Vandeweghe keeps her cool against Sasnovich to give U.S. 1-0 lead

MINSK (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe survived a late attack of nerves in an otherwise composed performance to beat Aliaksandra Sasnovich 6-4 6-4 and give the United States a 1-0 lead in the Fed Cup final against Belarus on Saturday.

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UCLA players quizzed over alleged shoplifting to remain in China: ESPN

(Reuters) - Three UCLA men's basketball players detained in China over allegations of shoplifting this week will not be on the team's return flight to the United States on Saturday, ESPN reported.

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UCLA players quizzed over alleged shoplifting to remain in China -ESPN

Nov 11 (Reuters) - Three UCLA men's basketball players detained in China over allegations of shoplifting this week will not be on the team's return flight to the United States on Saturday, ESPN reported.

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Trump to Asia: Unite on North Korea, but Go It Alone on Trade

Reconciling the contradictory messages to the region may determine the near-term fate of the United States as a Pacific power.

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Trans-Pacific trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last-minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.