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Russian magnate Deripaska to quit roles at his two biggest firms

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian billionaire Oleg Deripaska plans to step down as the president of the two companies he controls, aluminum giant Rusal and En+ Group , two sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Trump open to improving background checks, spokesman says

President Donald Trump "is supportive of efforts to improve the federal background check system" for gun purchases, a White House spokesman said Monday, less than a week after the Florida school shooting that killed 17 people.

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Iran plane crash site found, state media says

Iranian investigators have located the site of Sunday's plane crash that killed all 65 people on board, state TV reported Monday.

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Colombia coal output down slightly in 2017 to 89.4 million tonnes

BOGOTA, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Colombia, the world's fifth-largest exporter of coal, produced 89.4 million tonnes in 2017, down 1.2 percent from output the year before, the Energy and Mining Ministry said in a statement on Monday.

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Deutsche Bank to cut at least 250 investment banking jobs -source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank is cutting at least 250 investment banking jobs in locations including London and the United States, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters, adding that the figure could rise to as many as 500.

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UPDATE 1-Fibria confirms talks with Suzano over 'alternative strategies' -filing

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Brazilian pulpmaker Fibria Celulose SA said Suzano Papel e Celulose SA representatives have contacted its controlling shareholders to discuss "alternative strategies" for the companies, according to a securities filing on Monday.

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Survivors tell politicians: Your responses to shooting are 'pathetic'

Two survivors of the Parkland, Florida, school shooting slammed politicians' responses to the massacre, calling them "disgusting" and "pathetic" in a Monday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day."

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UPDATE 2-Brazil's BB Seguridade shares fall after profit miss

SAO PAULO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Shares in Brazilian insurance holding company BB Seguridade opened sharply lower after its fourth-quarter profit missed estimates as lower interest rates and a fall in premiums written dragged on its results.

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Cruz's host family speaks out in first interview

Nikolas Cruz's host family speaks to ABC News about the alleged Florida school shooter.

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World stocks extend global recovery, set for sixth day of gains

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks were set for a sixth session of gains on Monday, extending a recovery from a selloff sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Oxfam Says Workers in Haiti Threatened Witness to Misconduct

After revelations about prostitution, the charity released its 2011 investigative report containing more accusations against staff members.

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Students who survived the Florida shooting say they can no longer endure inaction after gun violence

Anthony Borges, 15, was shot five times during the mass shooting at his high school, according to the Broward County Sheriff's Office.

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BRIEF-Caterpillar Announces Officer Appointment

* ITS BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPOINTED TONY FASSINO A COMPANY VICE PRESIDENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Celanese Appoints Scott Richardson As Chief Financial Officer

* CELANESE APPOINTS SCOTT RICHARDSON AS CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Opinion: Trump should read this every day

The Washington Post reported this month that President Donald Trump "rarely if ever" reads the classified intelligence briefing he gets each morning, in a break with presidential tradition.

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Fergie's sultry National Anthem surprises NBA fans

Singer Fergie delivered a sultry rendition of the National Anthem at the star-studded NBA All-Star Game, which took many by surprise.

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Best photos from the British film awards

See photos from the 2018 BAFTA film awards. "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won five statues.

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She was charged $17,850 for a urine test

Urine testing for patients with chronic pain has grown explosively amid the opioid epidemic. It costs billions of dollars annually and has raised concerns that some labs and doctors run urine tests needlessly or charge exorbitant rates to boost profits.

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Tears of joy as Bubba wins for first time since 2016

It was quite a weekend for golfer Bubba Watson.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

How Unwitting Americans Encountered Russian Operatives Online

With imperfect English and tireless posting on Facebook and Twitter, Russian trolls summoned Americans to rallies, praised Donald J. Trump and played on political divisions.

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BRIEF-Worthington Industries Extends Existing $500 Mln Revolving Credit Facility

* WORTHINGTON INDUSTRIES EXTENDS EXISTING $500 MILLION REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

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BRIEF-Funrise And Hasbro Extend Licensing Relationship For Tonka Brand

* FUNRISE INC SAYS CO AND HASBRO ANNOUNCE THEY HAVE EXTENDED THEIR LICENSING RELATIONSHIP FOR TONKA BRAND

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Linde to pay advance '18 div to lay ground for Praxair merger

FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - German industrial gases group Linde proposed a combined dividend of 7.00 euros ($8.68) share for 2017 and - as advance payment - for parts of 2018 to reconcile its dividend payment pattern with that of prospective merger partner Praxair.

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Siemens, Bombardier considered for Thai airport rail contract - FAZ

FRANKFURT, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Thailand's province of Phuket is in talks with Siemens and Bombardier over a contract to supply a rail connection to the airport, German daily Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung (FAZ) reported.

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Kremlin dismisses US election indictment

The Russian government denied Monday that it had interfered in the 2016 US election campaign in the Kremlin's first remarks since 13 Russian nationals were indicted Friday on charges of conspiring to defraud the US.

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Israel's energy minister says gas deal to boost Israel-Egypt ties

JERUSALEM, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Israeli Energy Minister Yuval Steinitz said on Monday that natural gas export deals worth $15 billion signed with Egypt will strengthen bilateral ties.

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American Is Charged With Stealing Terra-Cotta Warrior’s Thumb

Michael Rohana was attending an event at the Franklin Institute in Philadelphia when he entered a closed exhibition room and vandalized the 2,000-year-old statue, the authorities say.

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Congress sets sights on federal cryptocurrency rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jolted by the global investment craze over bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies, U.S. lawmakers are moving to consider new rules that could impose stricter federal oversight on the emerging asset class, several top lawmakers told Reuters.

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Russia looms large as U.S. election officials prep for 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ten months before the United States votes in its first major election since the 2016 presidential contest, U.S. state election officials huddled in Washington this weekend to swap strategies on dealing with an uninvited guest: Russia.

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Indonesia raises aviation warnings after Sumatra volcano emits ash cloud

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday raised flight warnings around the Mount Sinabung volcano on Sumatra island to their highest level after it sent a towering plume of ash more than 7 kilometers (4.4 miles) into the air, its biggest eruption this year.

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Trump slams 'insecure' Oprah

President Donald Trump described Oprah Winfrey as "very insecure" and accused her of "biased and slanted" after an interview on CBS's "60 Minutes" that addressed his presidency.

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The 22nd-Largest Team at the Olympics: Zamboni Drivers

Recruited primarily from Canada and the United States, they take a particular pride in making sure the ice is just right. The Olympics “are not a place to train people.”

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Singapore competition agency to look closer at Uber tie-up with ComfortDelGro

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's competition commission said on Monday it plans to do further in-depth assessment of the tie-up between the city-state's top taxi operator, ComfortDelGro, and Uber [UBER.UL], after an initial review.

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Kremlin says charges over U.S. election tampering prove nothing

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that U.S. charges against 13 Russians and three Russian companies accused of meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election campaign contained zero proof of Russian state involvement.

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Donald Trump, Florida, N.B.A. All-Star Game: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Poland spares forest to win EU favor, but damage already done

BIALOWIEZA, Poland (Reuters) - When Poland sought to ease tensions with the European Union by declaring a halt to logging in the ancient Bialowieza forest, it did not announce how many trees it had already cut down.

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Op-Ed Contributors: A Better Way to Protect Mueller

Robert Bork, criticized for his role in the Saturday Night Massacre, also made sure the president couldn’t easily fire another special prosecutor.

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Swastikas drawn on Polish embassy in Israel

Poland's embassy in Tel Aviv was daubed with swastikas on Sunday, a day after Polish Prime Minister Mateusz Morawiecki caused outrage by claiming Jews were among the perpetrators of the Holocaust.

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The Fall Games

New York Times photographers capture the exact moment when Olympians’ hopes crash.

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The New Health Care: How Dental Inequality Hurts Americans

Lack of dental care through Medicaid not only harms people’s health, but has negative economic implications as well.

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White House Memo: White House Seeks to Move On From Abuse Scandal. But What Did It Learn?

A better-not-to-know approach in the White House allowed the Rob Porter problem to fester and raises questions about whether officials are capable of creating a better system.

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The C.E.O. Who Stood Up to President Trump: Ken Frazier Speaks Out

The head of Merck quit Mr. Trump’s business council after racial violence in Virginia, saying “as a matter of my own personal conscience, I could not remain.”

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Red Bull launch new F1 car with temporary livery

LONDON (Reuters) - Red Bull became the first of Formula One's top three teams to lift the covers off their new-look car on Monday, a week before pre-season testing starts in Spain, but kept some secrets under wraps.

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Thai ex-PM Thaksin calls for party unity ahead of promised election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Fugitive former Thai Prime Minister Thaksin Shinawatra met lawmakers from his Puea Thai Party in Hong Kong where he called for party unity ahead of an approaching general election, party members said on Monday.

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Fire damages Tibet's hallowed temple

Fire appears to have engulfed the gilded roof of Tibetan Buddhism's holiest temple, though details on the extent of the damage are scarce even two days later.

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Malawi cholera cases pass 500, eight people dead

BLANTYRE (Reuters) - Cholera cases in Malawi have tripled and four more people have died, the Ministry of Health said on Monday, a month after the spread of the disease from Zambia was thought to have been contained.

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Russian Doping Case Rocks Olympic Curling

A Russian may lose his bronze medal after failing a doping test in a sport not accustomed to such high-profile cases, but one that is physically demanding.

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Alibaba, Tencent rally troops amid $10 billion retail battle

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's tech giants Alibaba Group Holding Ltd and Tencent Holdings Ltd , worth a combined $1 trillion, are on a retail investment binge, forcing merchants to choose sides amid a battle for shoppers' digital wallets.

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Pro-Assad militias to enter Syria's Afrin: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Militias allied to the Syrian government will enter the Afrin region within hours, state media reported on Monday, after a reported deal to help Kurdish forces repel a Turkish assault.

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Cambodia discovers nest of critically endangered 'royal turtles'

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Wildlife experts in Cambodia have discovered a nest with 16 eggs built by the nearly extinct "royal turtle", in the first such discovery this year, the non-profit Wildlife Conservation (WCS) Society said on Monday.

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Ice Hockey: U.S. women ease past Finland into final

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The U.S. cruised into their third straight women's Olympic ice hockey final on Monday, shutting down Finland 5-0 in the semis with two goals by Dani Cameranesi and a shutout from goaltender Maddie Rooney.

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BRIEF-Comfortdelgro-Uber Proposed JV Enters Second Phase Of Competition Commission Review

* COMFORTDELGRO-UBER PROPOSED JOINT VENTURE TO ENTER PHASE 2 OF COMPETITION COMMISSION'S DELIBERATION

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After Fighting for His Life, a Freestyle Skier Is Ready for Some Luck

Torin Yater-Wallace, a 22-year-old from Colorado, has spent much of the last few years recovering from a devastating run of injuries and other health woes.

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Singapore Refining Company completes new gasoline clean fuels facility

* Singapore Refining Company said on Monday that it has completed a new $500 million gasoline clean fuels facility and cogeneration plant at its Jurong Island refinery

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Poland's coal imports from U.S. rose five-fold in 2017

WARSAW, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Poland's coal imports from the United States jumped five-fold last year to 839,000 tonnes due to shortages on the domestic market, data from the state-run ARP agency, which monitors the Polish coal market, showed.

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Ice Hockey: Women's tournament to grow by two for Beijing Games

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The women's ice hockey tournament at the 2022 Beijing Winter Games will expand from eight to 10 teams, the head of the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) said on Monday.

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Hundreds of creatures hidden in Mona Lisa

Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" is one of the world's most reproduced and reinterpreted paintings -- but no one has done it quite like Japanese artist Keita Sagaki.

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BRIEF-Unicredit Enters Into Collaboration With Alibaba.com

* SAYS HAS ENTERED INTO A COLLABORATION TO SUPPORT ITALIAN EXPORTERS WITH ALIBABA.COM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Philippines says suspect Islamist militant recruiter arrested

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine security forces have arrested a foreigner suspected of recruiting domestic fighters for pro-Islamic State militant groups, including an alliance that occupied a southern city for five months last year, police said on Monday.

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South Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on government to help workers

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday General Motors Co's (GM) decision to shut down a factory south of Seoul will hurt that region, and called upon his administration to take measures to boost economic activity there.

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Alpine skiing: Frenchman Faivre kicked out of Games for lack of team spirit

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - French Alpine skier Mathieu Faivre, the boyfriend of Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin, has been sent home from the Games after saying he did not care about medals won by his team mates and was only concerned with his own success.

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Ice hockey: Unified Korean team could be Beijing-bound

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - The prospect of seeing a unified Korean women's ice hockey team return to action at the 2022 Winter Olympics would be welcomed by International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF), who believe it would keep alive the message of peace and hope.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea's Moon bemoans GM plant closure move, calls on govt to help workers

* Moon asks govt for job measures to offset GM plant shutdown move

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Iraqi court sentences Turkish woman to death for joining IS

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi court has sentenced a Turkish woman to death by hanging for joining Islamic State, a spokesman for the criminal court in Baghdad said in a statement on Monday.

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Premier of tiny Saarland new secretary general of Merkel's CDU: paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - Annegret Kramp-Karrenbauer, premier in the tiny western state of Saarland, is to take over as secretary general of Chancellor Angela Merkel's Christian Democratic Union (CDU), the daily Sueddeutsche Zeitung reported on Monday.

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Iran continues search for missing plane, no wreckage found yet

LONDON, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Iranian rescue teams were still trying to locate the wreckage of a plane on Monday a day after it crashed with 65 people on board, as glacial temperatures and mountainous terrain hampered their search.

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ExxonMobil acquires 2.5 pct stake in the BTC oil pipeline

BAKU, Feb 19 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major ExxonMobil has acquired 2.5 percent stake in the Azeri Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan (BTC) pipeline from CIECO, a subsidary of Itochu, an ExxonMobil official said on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-AstraZeneca's immunotherapy drug wins key lung cancer approval

* Rival BMS, Merck, Roche drugs approved for later disease (Adds shares, analyst reaction)

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What to Do With a Day Off

Step one: Give yourself permission to actually take the day off.

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BRIEF-Morphosys And Galapagos Present Results From Phase 1 Study With Mor106

* SAID ON SATURDAY MORPHOSYS AND GALAPAGOS PRESENT RESULTS FROM A PHASE 1 STUDY WITH MOR106 IN ATOPIC DERMATITIS AS LATE-BREAKING ABSTRACT

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Trump blasts Oprah over 60 Minutes episode

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blasted media mogul Oprah Winfrey on Twitter on Sunday night over a segment on CBS's 60 Minutes program and again said he hoped she would face him as an opponent in the 2020 presidential race.

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Iran, Deeply Embedded in Syria, Expands ‘Axis of Resistance’

Iran is training thousands of militiamen in Syria and deploying drones and precision weapons. Its goal, say analysts: a united front in any war with Israel.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn joins other top names in shunning team event

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - The Alpine skiing team event looks like lacking in star quality when it makes its Olympic debut in Pyeongchang this week after Lindsey Vonn became the latest high-profile athlete to say she probably won't be taking part.

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Duchess opts for green as black dresses sweep awards event

The Duchess of Cambridge's outfit at the British Academy of Film and Television Arts awards Sunday may have contained a subtle nod of solidarity to those speaking out on gender issues.

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Marches are being planned around the US to pressure Congress to pass gun reform and make schools safer

As survivors of Wednesday's school shooting demand that it be the last such massacre, marches are being planned around the country to amplify the students' message that action must be taken to end gun violence.

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Quake shakes Mexicans out of bed, alarms sound in capital

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake struck southern Mexico early on Monday, sending frightened residents into the streets as seismic alarms echoed across the capital, although there were no immediate reports of damage.

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India's federal investigators close bank branch at heart of fraud

MUMBAI/NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian investigators closed down a branch of a state-run bank that is at the heart of a $1.77 billion fraud and questioned more of its employees as they probed the biggest scam in the country's banking history, police sources said on Monday.

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As China's Year of the Dog begins, imperial Pekingese breed is scarce

BEIJING (Reuters) - For centuries, owning the flat-faced Pekingese dog was a luxury to be enjoyed only by China's royal family.

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Asian shares extend global recovery as volatility subsides

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares gained on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that was sparked by fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Figure skating: Wardrobe malfunction affects ice dancers

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - French ice dancer Gabriella Papadakis on Monday was hit by a wardrobe malfunction in her costume at the start of her Olympic short dance program that threatened to bring the whole thing down.

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Oxfam releases internal 2011 report into Haiti prostitution claims

Oxfam has for the first time publicly released its internal report into the 2011 Haiti prostitution scandal which has badly damaged the British charity's reputation around the world.

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LeBron James triumphant in a new NBA All-Star Game format

A team led by LeBron James prevailed against a squad headed by rival Stephen Curry on Sunday night, 148-145, in the league's first player-drafted NBA All-Star Game.

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Carnival probes security personnel's response to brawl in South Pacific cruise

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Carnival Corp , the world's largest cruise operator, said on Monday it was investigating the response of its security personnel to a brawl that broke out on one of its South Pacific cruises that resulted in 23 passengers being removed.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Attacking the ‘Woke’ Black Vote

The Russia indictment shows that black folks had unwanted hands on their backs, nudging them toward apathy.

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Australian lawmaker's online gun picture post sparks police review

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian federal police were on Monday investigating a social media post by a government lawmaker that showed him aiming a gun and taunting left-wing green supporters.

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Europe Edition: Russia, Benjamin Netanyahu, Turkey: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Figure skating: Record-breaking Virtue, Moir dance into first place

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Canada's Tessa Virtue and Scott Moir made a perfect start in their bid to add another Olympic medal to the four they already possess by breaking their own short program world record to skate clear of the field on Monday.

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Alpine skiing: Venier sets women's downhill pace with Goggia, Vonn on her tail

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Stephanie Venier set the fastest time in second training for the women's downhill at the Winter Olympics on Monday but race favorites Sofia Goggia and Lindsey Vonn were close behind.

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Tools of Trump’s Fixer: Payouts, Intimidation and the Tabloids

Beyond facilitating a $130,000 payment to silence a porn star, Donald Trump’s lawyer spent years making aggressive behind-the-scenes efforts to protect him.

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Great photos from the All-Star Game

See photos from the 2018 NBA All-Star Game, which is taking place in Los Angeles.

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Alpine skiing: Vonn to defy online 'bullies'

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Abuse on social media would not silence Lindsey Vonn from voicing her own personal political opinions or stop her from engaging with her fans online, the American has said.

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India's federal investigator seals PNB branch at heart of fraud: state TV

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's federal police has sealed the Mumbai branch of Punjab National Bank at the center of a $1.77 billion loan fraud involving billionaire jeweler Nirav Modi, state television said on Monday.

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Mexico identifies remains as belonging to missing federal agents

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican attorney general's office said on Sunday that human remains found last week belong to two federal agents from its organized crime unit who were last seen in an online video earlier this month that appeared to show their kidnapping.

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Bemused curlers ask 'why would anyone dope in our sport?'

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Of all the questions surrounding reports of a Russian curler's alleged doping infraction at the Pyeongchang Olympics the biggest is; why?

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Russian team in shock over Games doping scandal

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - A Russian Olympic medalist has left the Pyeongchang Winter Games on suspicion of doping, a team official said on Monday, in a scandal that has shocked his teammates and could imperil Russia's efforts to regain full Olympic status.

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In Search of Lost Time in Europe’s Sanatoriums

The facilities created a culture of escapism that persisted even as the world around them changed forever.

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At Daytona, Austin Dillon and Darrell Wallace Jr. Break Through Behind Familiar Numbers

Driving the well-known No. 3 and No. 43 cars, Dillon and Wallace finished in the top two spots in a race that was packed with tantalizing story lines.

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For timing of Aramco IPO, watch forward oil price curve

LONDON (Reuters) - It's the burning question in the oil industry: when will Saudi Arabia pull the trigger on the Aramco stock market listing?

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Domain steady in slipping property market, shares rise

* Domain posts 12.5 pct revenue rise in stalled property market

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China to impose annual fishing ban in Yellow River from 2018: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will ban fishing in the Yellow River, or Huanghe, between April 1 and June 30 every year starting from 2018, state-owned media Xinhua reported on Monday, citing a statement from the Ministry of Agriculture.

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Air New Zealand warns of flight disruptions as Cyclone Gita bears down

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Air New Zealand warned on Monday flights in and out of New Zealand faced major disruptions this week due to Cyclone Gita, set to hit the country on Tuesday, and encouraged passengers to defer traveling.

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Freestyle skiing: Sharpe sets pace in halfpipe qualifying

PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Cassie Sharpe laid down the two highest-scoring runs of the competition as the Canadian topped the qualifying standings for the ski halfpipe final on Monday.

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Morning News Call - India, February 19

(Debt and currency markets are closed on Monday, February 19 for Shivaji Jayanti.) To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_02192018.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 10:00 am: Tata Steel MD T.V. Narendran, Tata Consultancy Services HR Head D.P. Nambiar, Hindustan Unilever E

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Students plan protests, Washington march, to demand gun control after mass shooting

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by the deadliest high school shooting in U.S. history, students mobilized across the country on Sunday to organize rallies and a national walkout in support of stronger gun laws, challenging politicians they say have failed to protect them.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Inside the Russian Troll Factory: Zombies and a Breakneck Pace

Ex-employees of the Internet Research Agency, which was indicted last week over meddling in the 2016 election, described their often bizarre work lives.

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Athletics: Coleman world record highlights U.S. indoor champs

(Reuters) - Christian Coleman made sure the world record was his this time.

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Go inside one of China's largest factories

For centuries, fireworks have been used to mark major events around the world: the births of nations, weddings, birthdays, funerals and New Year's celebrations.

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Nikkei rises to 1-1/2-week high, exporters and big-caps gain

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose to a 1-1/2-week high on Monday morning as exporters took advantage of a pullback in the yen, while market heavyweights such as Fanuc and Fast Retailing helped boost the benchmark index.

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METALS-LME copper slips as dollar gains in holiday-thinned trade

MELBOURNE, Feb 19 (Reuters) - London metals started the week lower on Monday as a resurgent dollar dragged down prices from one-month highs hit the session before and the Lunar New Year holidays reduced liquidity. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper had slipped by 0.6 percent to $7,189 a tonne by 0104 GMT, erasing small gains from the previous session when prices hit the highest since Jan. 15 at $7,253. Volumes were exceptionally light across the complex with

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Russian medalist leaves Games amid doping probe: official

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Russian curling medalist Alexander Krushelnitsky has left the Olympic village and surrendered his accreditation after being suspected of testing positive for a banned substance, a Russian Olympic delegation official said on Monday.

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PRECIOUS-Gold prices inch up on weaker dollar

Feb 19 (Reuters) - Gold prices edged up on Monday on a softer U.S. dollar and as investors bought the yellow metal as a hedge against inflation. FUNDAMENTALS * Spot gold rose 0.2 percent to $1,350.51 an ounce at 0120 GMT. It hit a three-week high oft $1,361.76 on Friday. * The metal rose 2.4 percent last week, its best weekly gain since the week ended Sept. 1. * U.S. gold futures slipped 0.2 percent to $1,353.10 per ounce. * The dollar index , w

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Editorial: Trump’s ‘Best People’ and Their Dubious Ethics

There are so many scandals in this administration that many aren’t getting the attention they deserve.

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BRIEF-Algae.Tec Enters Commercial Supply & Collaboration Deal With Seachem Laboratories Inc

* ENTERS EXCLUSIVE COMMERCIAL SUPPLY & COLLABORATION DEAL WITH SEACHEM LABORATORIES INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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GOP donor won't give until candidates support gun legislation

A top Republican donor vowed on Saturday to stop cutting checks for candidates and political groups that do not support a ban on assault weapons.

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Little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor launches presidential bid

CARACAS (Reuters) - A little-known Venezuelan evangelical pastor on Sunday launched his candidacy for the upcoming presidential election, an illustration of the growing religious influence in Latin American politics.

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Finding a Lock of George Washington’s Hair, and a Link to American History

A librarian going through a book at Union College in Schenectady, N.Y., found a thin envelope that may add to the odd history of a founding father’s hair.

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Asian shares extend global recovery, volatility subsides

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked up on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares extend global recovery, volatility subsides

TOKYO, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Asian shares ticked up on Monday, joining a global recovery for equity markets as sentiment improved gradually from a recent shakeout that stemmed from fears of creeping inflation and higher borrowing costs.

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Uber Eats driver suspected of killing customer

An Uber Eats driver is suspected of shooting and killing a customer Saturday night in Atlanta, police said.

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Trump tweet angers survivors

Students who survived the Parkland, Florida, shooting laid into President Donald Trump after he linked the FBI's failure to follow up on a report about the school shooter and the resources expended on the Russia investigation.

Movies nytimes.com

Time’s Up Descends on Baftas as ‘Three Billboards’ Wins 5 Awards

“Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri” was celebrated at the ceremony, the British equivalent of the Oscars, as sexual harassment was roundly protested.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

Cultured Traveler: Retracing America’s Musical Canvas

In the 3-D film “America’s Musical Journey,” the singer-songwriter Aloe Blacc takes viewers on an exuberant exploration of the country’s creative roots.

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The South Korean training ground for assassins

CNN's Ivan Watson gets an inside look at Silmido Island in South Korea, which was used as a training ground for assassins.

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Motor racing: Dillon wins crash-marred Dayton 500

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Field Level Media) - Austin Dillon saw his opportunity and took it to win the 60th running of the Daytona 500 on Sunday at Daytona International Speedway.

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Athletics: Coleman breaks world record in 60 metres, runs 6.34 seconds

(Reuters) - World silver medallist Christian Coleman broke the world record in the 60 metres when he ran 6.34 seconds at the U.S. indoor national championships in Albuquerque, New Mexico on Sunday.

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BRIEF-Droneshield Updates on Certification Of Droneshield LLC

* UNITED STATES DEFENSE LOGISTICS AGENCY CERTIFIED DRONESHIELD LLC UNDER UNITED STATES / CANADA JOINT CERTIFICATION PROGRAM DD2345 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'Three Billboards' leads the pack at politically edged BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the biggest winner at the BAFTA Film Awards, held in London on Sunday, an event which saw the campaign for women's rights in the entertainment industry take center stage.

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Lego builds foundations in China classrooms as old markets slow

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Danish toymaker Lego is hoping to build a following with Chinese parents by promoting its place in the classroom as well as the toy box.

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Golf: Bubba joins Palmer, Hogan as three-times Los Angeles winner

(Reuters) - Bubba Watson acknowledged he had thoughts of retirement last year after a form slump but they were put on hold after his two-stroke victory at the Genesis Open in Los Angeles on Sunday.

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Eyes wide shut: the $1.8 billion Indian bank fraud that went unnoticed

By Krishna N. Das, Aditya Kalra, Devidutta Tripathy and Tom Lasseter

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Bitcoin Thieves Threaten Real Violence for Virtual Currencies

Criminals have been going after big holders of Bitcoin and Ether, taking advantage of the ease with which vast virtual currency riches can be transferred.

environmentNews reuters.com

Oaxaca requests aid after strong Mexico quake damages 1,000 homes

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's southern state of Oaxaca requested federal emergency funds on Sunday to supply food, shelter and health services in more than 30 municipalities battered by last week's powerful quake in a region still reeling from temblors in September.

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Japan's Mizuho sees pickup in U.S. M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

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Trump says FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe, draws criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S presidential election, drawing sharp criticism for saying an excessive focus on Russia led investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly school shooting in Florida.

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'Three Billboards' takes top BAFTA

Director Martin McDonagh's bleak drama about a mother's quest for answers about her daughter's murder struck a nerve with British Academy of Film and Television Arts voters.

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How assassination plot ended in mutiny

They were supposed to be a top-secret assassination squad tasked with attacking the residence of North Korea's then-leader Kim Il Sung.

Poland nytimes.com

Swastikas Discovered at Polish Embassy in Israel After ‘Jewish Perpetrators’ Comment

The obscene graffiti followed a remark by the Polish prime minister defending a new law criminalizing suggestions that Poland was a perpetrator of the Holocaust.

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Motor racing: Patrick crashes out as her NASCAR career ends

DAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Reuters) - For Danica Patrick, it was a proud but sad ending to her NASCAR career.

Federal Budget (US) nytimes.com

Spending Bill Sets Path to Fix a Looming Pension Crisis

The sprawling agreement to boost government spending quietly included a step toward defusing what could be a financial time bomb for 1.5 million retirees.

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Oxfam says Haiti director admitted using prostitutes

LONDON (Reuters) - Oxfam's country director in Haiti admitted to using prostitutes at his residence during a relief mission before resigning in 2011, according to an internal investigation into allegations of sexual misconduct released by the charity on Monday.

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Chanel, Farfetch pair up for digital push at fashion label's stores

PARIS (Reuters) - French couture house Chanel has taken a minority stake in London-based online retailer Farfetch, the companies said on Monday, as part of a tie-up to develop digital services such as chats to connect the label's clients with store assistants.

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BRIEF-Samsung Engineering wins $1.03 bln order to build oil refining plant

* Says awarded 1.1 trillion won ($1.03 billion) contract to build an oil refining plant in Oman

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Netanyahu blasts media 'witch hunt' as police announce new investigation

In a pre-emptive strike, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu blamed media "pressure" for a new police investigation, less than a week after police said they had enough evidence to indict the Israeli leader for corruption in two separate cases.

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See the full list of BAFTA winners

The 71st British Academy Film Awards were presented Sunday.

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German carmakers in a spin ahead of diesel ban ruling

FRANKFURT/BERLIN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - A court will decide on Thursday whether German cities can ban heavily polluting cars, potentially wiping hundreds of millions of euros off the value of diesel cars on the country's roads.

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Global dividends hit record of $1.25 trln in 2017, more to come

MILAN, Feb 19 (Reuters) - Global dividends rose 7.7 percent to an all-time high of $1.25 trillion (1 trillion euros) last year boosted by a buoyant world economy and rising corporate confidence, Janus Henderson said on Monday, predicting another record year ahead.

Cruz, Nikolas nytimes.com

Family Who Took Florida Suspect In: ‘We Just Didn’t Know’

When the Snead family invited Nikolas Cruz to live with them, they said, they knew he was troubled and owned guns, but had no inkling of the deadly violence to come.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: Did George Washington Predict Donald Trump?

In an era of disunity, partisanship and allegations of Russian election meddling, the first president’s farewell address seems prescient.

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Rick Gates will plead guilty to fraud-related charges in the next few days, the LA Times reports

Former Trump presidential campaign aide Rick Gates has agreed to testify against former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort and will plead guilty to fraud related charges, according to the Los Angeles Times.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Whatever Trump Is Hiding Is Hurting All of Us Now

He either believes Putin’s denials, or more likely, is afraid of what the Russians have on him.

worldNews reuters.com

Sudan releases political prisoners from Khartoum jails

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities said on Sunday they would release more than 80 political prisoners from jails in the capital Khartoum, a week after the African country appointed a new security chief.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

The Interpreter: Russian Meddling Was a Drop in an Ocean of American-made Discord

It does not take much to get Americans to turn against one another. Partisan polarization was well underway before Moscow got involved.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Austal Wins US$15 Mln Contract For Guided Missile Frigate FFG(X) Concept Design

* AWARDED US$15 MILLION DOLLAR FIXED PRICE CONTRACT FOR GUIDED MISSILE FRIGATE FFG(X) CONCEPT DESIGN

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Student survivors of Florida shooting slam Trump over FBI tweets

PARKLAND, Fla (Reuters) - Student survivors of the deadliest-ever shooting at a U.S. high school reacted angrily on Sunday after U.S. President Donald Trump said the FBI may have been too distracted with a Russia probe to follow leads that could have prevented the massacre.

Olympic Games nytimes.com

Sports of The Times: Scott Hamilton Was Demoted as an Olympic Broadcaster. Don’t Feel Sorry for Him.

Hamilton is taking a back seat to the new guard of figure skating analysts, Tara Lipinski and Johnny Weir, and his competitive career and protracted battles with cancer have taught him plenty about getting up after a fall.

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Not seen in Pyeongchang: NHL players or wooden sticks

GANGNEUNG, South Korea (Reuters) - Twenty-four years ago, the last time the Olympic men's ice hockey tournament was played without NHL players, Peter Forsberg won gold for Sweden in dramatic fashion, beating Canadian goalie Corey Hirsch in the sudden-death round of a shoot out.

News and News Media nytimes.com

Dzongsar Monastery Journal: A Dance for Tibetan New Year, Then 17 Hours in Custody

When a uniformed police officer showed up at the monastery, a reporting trip to write about Tibetan traditions turned into something else.

Fact Check nytimes.com

Fact Check: Trump Falsely Claims, ‘I Never Said Russia Did Not Meddle’

Here are eight times President Trump has rejected or otherwise doubted that Moscow had a role in interfering with the 2016 presidential election.

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Trump: FBI missed signs on Florida shooting due to Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump attacked the FBI and lawmakers probing suspected Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election and said an excessive focus on Russia led federal investigators to miss signs that could have prevented a deadly mass shooting at a Florida high school.

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They took him in after his adoptive mom died and knew he was depressed. They didn't see a massacre coming.

The family that took in Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz said they knew he was lonely, depressed and a bit odd but saw no warning signs of a coming massacre.

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23 passengers removed from cruise ship after brawls

Authorities have removed 23 passengers from a Carnival Cruise Line ship in Australia after a series of brawls, New South Wales police and Carnival said in statements.

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Surveillance video shows gunman after shooting

New surveillance shows the suspect in the Florida school massacre walking down the street moments after the shooting. CNN's Martin Savidge reports.

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Japan's Mizuho sees pickup in US M&A lending after tax cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Mizuho Financial Group Inc sees a pickup in overseas lending after a slowdown last year in the United States, where a recently enacted corporate tax cut is widely expected to spur mergers and acquisitions (M&As).

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Asia and Australia Edition: Iran, Russia, Olympics: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Stunned by massacre, U.S. students demand tighter gun controls

PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Stunned by last week's bloodiest high school shooting in U.S. history, students across the country were mobilizing on Sunday for stronger gun laws, while Florida officials contemplated when to reopen their badly shaken school.

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Stars join forces with activists on BAFTA awards red carpet

LONDON (Reuters) - Women's rights activists walked the red carpet with some of British cinema's biggest female stars at the BAFTA film awards on Sunday, the latest salvo in a campaign against sexual harassment in the entertainment industry.

Movies nytimes.com

‘Black Panther’ Smashes Box Office Records and Hollywood Myths

“Black Panther” arrived to a record-setting $218 million in Presidents’ Day weekend ticket sales in North America and a global total of $387 million.

cnn.com

Let's value our children like the treasure they are

The day after the horrific massacre in Parkland, Florida, as I entered my high-rise office, it dawned on me that the building's lobby has six guards, several armed, and that I have to swipe my key card at three checkpoints to reach my office. Later that day, I visited my bank and quickly noticed two armed guards, plus additional security cameras.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

As Victims Are Mourned in Florida, a Search for Solace, and Action

Funerals and worship services after the shooting in Parkland, Fla., saw grief expressed in anguish, fury and a call to faith. “Our world is broken,” one pastor said, “but Jesus is not.”

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Opinion: For Mueller, this is only the beginning

Special counsel Robert Mueller's indictment against 13 Russian individuals and three Russian entities marks a major turning point in his investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election.

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Jittery U.S. bond market braces for supply wave

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bond investors, who have been on edge over signs of growing inflation and a possibly more aggressive Federal Reserve, will have their work cut out for them as the U.S. government seeks to sell $258 billion worth of debt this coming week.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Don’t Let My Classmates’ Deaths Be in Vain

I am a freshman at the high school where 17 people were killed. If you have a heart, you need to advocate for change so this never happens again.

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Kvitova beats Muguruza in Qatar final to get back into top 10

(Reuters) - Twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova stormed back into the world's top 10 for the first time since being stabbed just over two years ago when she beat Spain's Garbine Muguruza in the Qatar Open final on Sunday for her second title of the season.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

For Taiwanese, Tests of Loyalty to China Bring Trouble in Workplace

Chinese employers in Australia, mirroring Beijing’s strong-arm tactics, have fired workers who do not recognize Taiwan as part of China.

School Shootings and Armed Attacks nytimes.com

For Parents of Shooting Victims, a Support Network That Keeps Growing

Those who have lost children in earlier tragedies will reach out to the newest grieving parents to console, advise and often recruit them to the gun control cause.

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Bill Gates says he should pay 'significantly higher' taxes

Microsoft founder and billionaire Bill Gates says he should pay more in taxes and that the government should require other superwealthy people like him to contribute "significantly higher" amounts.

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'Bad guy' Russia emerges as central player in Western diplomacy

MUNICH (Reuters) - European and U.S. officials divided over U.S. President Donald Trump's foreign policy found common cause this weekend in decrying what they say is Russia's covert campaign to undermine Western democracies.

Ethiopia nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributors: A Placeholder Prime Minister Departs. What Comes Next?

In Ethiopia, continued authoritarianism in the face of fierce and determined protests will be futile.

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Five killed in attack on church in Russia's Dagestan: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man in Russia's southern province of Dagestan shot into a crowd leaving a church on Sunday, killing five people and injuring at least five others, Russian news agencies reported, citing the local health ministry.

Murders, Attempted Murders and Homicides nytimes.com

Out of Prison, Fiancée in Kayak Case Says, ‘I’m Not Heartless’

Nearly three years after her arrest in the drowning death of her fiancé, Angelika Graswald speaks publicly about the case that drew widespread attention.

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Are our elections in danger?

Election security has come under scrutiny over the last year -- and deservedly so. The 2016 election opened our eyes to how new technologies we rushed to purchase after the butterfly ballots and hanging chads of the 2000 election created new vulnerabilities hard to imagine at the time.

Environmental Protection Agency nytimes.com

E.P.A. Chief Pruitt Postpones Trip to Israel Amid Scrutiny of High-Priced Travel

The trip, which already had been postponed once before, was intended to focus on water issues. The agency declined to give a reason for the delay.

Public Broadcasting nytimes.com

What Makes Public Radio ‘Very Personal’ Magnifies Its #MeToo Cases

Public broadcasting, which fosters an intimate relationship with its listeners and counts on their donations, is scrambling after the ouster of prominent figures over allegations of misbehavior.

scienceNews reuters.com

Israeli scientists complete mock Mars mission in Negev desert

RAMON CRATER, Israel (Reuters) - A team of six Israeli researchers on Sunday ended a four-day Mars habitat experiment in Israel's Negev desert where they simulated living conditions on the Red Planet, Israel's Science and Technology Ministry said.

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Wilde's struggle has echoes in some countries today, says "Happy Prince" director Everett

BERLIN (Reuters) - British actor Rupert Everett said his Berlinale entry about the exile of Irish playwright Oscar Wilde in the 1890s was an expression of homosexuals' tragedy which is still present in some parts of the world today.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: U.S. Revives Concerns About European Defense Plans, Rattling NATO Allies

After pressing European nations to spend more on their security, Americans now worry that their projects could weaken the Atlantic alliance and block U.S. defense contractors from deals.

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Walkout planned to protest gun violence

Women's March organizers are encouraging students, teachers and their allies to walk out of schools on March 14 to protest gun violence.

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EPA chief postpones trip after reports of expensive travel

Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt has postponed a planned visit to Israel following criticism for taking expensive flights on the taxpayer dollar, an EPA spokesperson confirmed to CNN.

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Sen. apologizes to former staffer's ex-wives

The ex-wives of Rob Porter, a White House aide who recently resigned over domestic abuse allegations, say they have received letters of apology from Porter's old boss, Republican Sen. Orrin Hatch of Utah, who previously defended his former staffer as a "decent man."

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SpaceX to test high-speed internet project

Middle East and Africa Migrant Crisis nytimes.com

How the E.U.’s Migrant Crisis Reached the Streets of Brussels

Sudanese migrants are increasingly visible in Brussels, around train stations, in public squares and parks, sometimes sleeping in the streets.

cnn.com

Opinion: 'Black Panther' inspires more than African Americans

The box-office success of "Black Panther" gives me hope that one day my minority group, Arab Americans and Muslims, will see a superhero from our community on the big screen.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Russian Athlete May Lose Olympic Medal After Failed Doping Test

A Russian curler who won a bronze medal in Pyeongchang has failed a preliminary doping test, complicating Russia’s efforts to move past a vast, state-backed cheating scheme.

worldNews reuters.com

Turkey denies allegation of chemical attack in Syria

MUNICH (Reuters) - Turkey never used chemical weapons in its operations in Syria, and takes the utmost care of civilians, its foreign minister said, after Syrian Kurdish forces and a monitoring group accused it of carrying out a gas attack in Syria's Afrin region.

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Analysis: Trump's Russia delusion bubbles over

President Donald Trump has long been obsessed with the idea that the investigation into Russia's meddling in the 2016 election is really nothing more than a political scheme to rob him of the credit he so rightly deserves for winning that race. Over the last 24 hours, however, that obsession has been tuned up a notch, with Trump unleashing a series of bitter tweets attacking even his own top advisers and agencies for their alleged complicity in this narrative.

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Stelter debunks pro-Trump media talking points

After Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein announced indictments of Russians in US election meddling, CNN's Brian Stelter says pro-Trump media outlets are being dishonest in their talking points.

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Skiers caught in Swiss avalanche rescued: police

VIENNA (Reuters) - Two skiers who were caught in an avalanche in Switzerland near the border with France have been rescued with only minor injuries, police in the canton of Valais said on Sunday.

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Hungary's Orban calls for global anti-migrant alliance with eye on 2018 elections

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian leader Viktor Orban called on Sunday for a global alliance against migration as his right-wing populist Fidesz party began campaigning for an April 8 election in which it is expected to win a third consecutive landslide victory.

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Federer cruises past Dimitrov to claim Rotterdam title

(Reuters) - Roger Federer celebrated his return to the top of the world rankings with his second title of the season, swatting aside Grigor Dimitrov 6-2 6-2 in the final of the ABN AMRO World Tournament in Rotterdam on Sunday.

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Leading SPD mayors back coalition with Merkel, poll shows

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading Social Democrat (SPD) mayors favor joining a coalition government with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a poll showed on Sunday, boosting the prospects of the center-left party backing the alliance in a ballot starting this week.