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Ukraine President says Trump backs U.N. deployment along border with Russia

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko on Thursday said U.S. President Donald Trump had expressed his support for the deployment of U.N. peacekeepers across Ukraine's eastern conflict zone and along its whole border with Russia.

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Syrian army fights IS in Deir al-Zor as U.S.-backed forces loom

DEIR AL-ZOR, Syria (Reuters) - The Syrian army field commander standing by the Euphrates River predicted that Islamic State militants would very soon be "purged" from its opposite bank.

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Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, which it said on Thursday had already happened twice.

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UPDATE 2-Eldorado backs down on threat to halt Greek investment, for now

* Athens seeks solution via arbitration. (Releads with Eldorado decision to postpone investment freeze)

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Cycling: Lappartient unseats Cookson as global cycling chief

BERGEN, Norway (Reuters) - France's David Lappartient won a landslide victory as he was elected International Cycling Union (UCI) president on Thursday, replacing incumbent Brian Cookson, who was seen to have failed to restore the sport's credibility in his only term.

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption fight

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

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Russia warns U.S. it will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, something it said had already happened twice.

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Alibaba-backed Best seeks last-mile logistics growth after IPO -CEO

HONG KONG, Sept 21 (Reuters) - China's Best Inc, flush with $450 million from a U.S. initial public offering (IPO), is broadening its scope in so-called last-mile logistics in China as a key strand of its growth strategy, its chief executive told Reuters.

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Australian women go pro on back of investment boom

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Lisa De Vanna once had to wash her sports bras in the sinks of cheap hotels to save money but the footballer is now relishing the good times as a surge of investment transforms women's professional sport in Australia.

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As Congo refugees pour over border, Angola's backing for Kabila in doubt

DUNDO, Angola (Reuters) - Captured by militia and accused of being married to a Congolese government official, Kimpanga Caro could smell the fire she was told would be used to burn her decapitated head to ash.

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Distrustful U.S. allies force spy agency to back down in encryption row

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An international group of cryptography experts has forced the U.S. National Security Agency to back down over two data encryption techniques it wanted set as global industry standards, reflecting deep mistrust among close U.S. allies.

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Trilobites: Sea Turtles Appear to Be Bouncing Back Around the World

Researchers analyzed all existing public data of sea turtle nesting sites around the world and found a tale of “cautionary optimism.”

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Democrats seek disclosure after Russia-backed political ads

(Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday urged the Federal Election Commission to require transparency for social media advertising after Russians bought U.S. political ads on Facebook Inc in an alleged attempt to influence the 2016 elections.

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UPDATE 1-Ackman asks ADP's retail investors to back him in new video

BOSTON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman on Wednesday spoke to Main Street stockholders, asking this less affluent but hugely influential group to help him win a proxy contest at human resources outsourcing company Automatic Data Processing Inc.

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UPDATE 2-Eurowings wins union backing to speed up hiring amid Air Berlin turbulence

* Air Berlin creditors to discuss carve-up on Thursday (Adds sources on remaining Air Berlin long-haul flights, Berliner Zeitung report)

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Ackman asks ADP's retail investors to back him in new video

BOSTON (Reuters) - Billionaire hedge fund manager William Ackman on Wednesday spoke to Main Street stockholders, asking this less affluent but hugely influential group to help him win a proxy contest...

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Alibaba-backed Best jumps in debut after slashing IPO price

(Reuters) - Shares of Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, jumped in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company slashed its expected pricing range to stoke investor interest.

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba-backed Best jumps in debut after slashing IPO price

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Shares of Best Inc, a Chinese logistics firm backed by Alibaba Group Holding Ltd, jumped in their market debut on Wednesday, a day after the company slashed its expected pricing range to stoke investor interest.

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Eurowings wins union backing to speed up hiring amid Air Berlin turbulence

BERLIN (Reuters) - Lufthansa budget unit Eurowings has agreed a deal with the Verdi union that will allow it to hire new cabin crew at short notice from rivals such as bankrupt Air Berlin .

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The Lonely Road Back From a Very Public Injury

Manchester City midfielder Ilkay Gundogan had braced himself for the worst when he went down with a torn A.C.L. last December. Now he just had to face it.

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U.S.-backed SDF says Raqqa campaign in final stages

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) said on Wednesday its campaign to capture Raqqa from Islamic State (IS) was in its final stages and its fighters had seized 80 percent of the city.

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Commonwealth Games: 2022 deadline looms with Birmingham in box seat

LONDON (Reuters) - Potential candidate cities for the 2022 Commonwealth Games have until the end of the month to submit details of intent with Britain's Birmingham seen to be in pole position as organizers continue the search for a new host.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 million in IPO after slashing terms

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese logistics firm Best Inc priced its U.S. initial public offering at the bottom of expectations, raising $450 million after it revised terms of the deal to cope with tepid investor demand.

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UPDATE 2-Alibaba-backed Best Inc raises $450 mln in IPO after slashing terms

* Biggest U.S. IPO by Chinese firm since ZTO October listing (Adds IPO pricing, Best declined to comment)

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Alibaba-backed Best raises $450 mln after pricing US IPO at bottom-IFR

HONG KONG, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Chinese logistics firm Best Inc priced its U.S. initial public offering (IPO) at $10 per share, raising $450 million, IFR reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the deal.

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UPDATE 1-Progress Software pushes back against activist demands

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Progress Software Corp said on Tuesday that it would not follow activist investor Praesidium Investment Management's demands to replace the chairman of its board or buy a privately held company pitched by the hedge fund.

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Attorney General Sessions steps up anti-'sanctuary' rhetoric after setbacks

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions stepped up the Trump administration's critique of so-called sanctuary cities on Tuesday, saying local and state policies to limit cooperation with immigration enforcement are a criminal's "best friend."

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UK backs Opdivo for lung cancer after Bristol-Myers cuts price

LONDON (Reuters) - Bristol-Myers Squibb's immunotherapy drug Opdivo has been recommended for some patients with lung cancer by Britain's healthcare cost watchdog NICE after the drugmaker agreed a discounted price.

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Bannon orders Breitbart to step up negative coverage of Trump'-backed candidate

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , people familiar with the deal said.

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back to favoring Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , just days after saying it was leaning toward a rival bid including a South Korean chipmaker, people familiar with the deal said in the latest in a series of twists for the critical deal.

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Illinois' unpaid bill backlog hits a record $16 billion

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' pile of unpaid bills topped $16 billion for the first time as the state deals with the fallout of an unprecedented two straight fiscal years without complete budgets, the state comptroller's office reported on Tuesday.

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Alibaba-backed Best Inc cuts expected price range for U.S. IPO

(Reuters) - Alibaba Group-backed Chinese logistics firm Best Inc on Tuesday slashed the expected price range of its U.S. initial public offering, one day before its market debut, suggesting tepid investor enthusiasm.

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UPDATE 1-Alibaba-backed Best Inc cuts expected price range for U.S. IPO

Sept 19 (Reuters) - Alibaba Group-backed Chinese logistics firm Best Inc on Tuesday slashed the expected price range of its U.S. initial public offering, one day before its market debut, suggesting tepid investor enthusiasm.

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Taking back control? Britain's May to make high-stakes Brexit speech

LONDON (Reuters) - After months of Brexit talks that have made little progress and deepened rifts in her party, British Prime Minister Theresa May will try this week to put the negotiations on track and reassert her authority.

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Billionaire Ratcliffe seeks British backing for Defender-style 4x4

LONDON (Reuters) - An off-roader modeled on Land Rover's classic Defender could be rolling off British production lines if the owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos can win government backing for it.

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Energy firms back EU plan for CO2 cap on power subsidies

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A group of energy firms has backed a disputed plan by EU regulators to attach emissions limits to subsidies for providing back-up power capacity to avert blackouts.

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Golf: Money no motivator for laid-back Leishman, says coach

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Marc Leishman's dominant BMW Championship victory has put him in the frame for the FedExCup's $10 million bonus but the Australian would prize the validation of beating the world's best much more than the money, his long-time coach has said.

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Norway's $1 trillion wealth fund backs Linde-Praxair combination

OSLO, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Norway's sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, supports the planned merger of German industrial gases group Linde and U.S. peer Praxair , it said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Ahold Delhaize provides share buyback update

* Has repurchased 1.05 million of Ahold Delhaize shares in period from September 11, 2017 up to & including September 15, 2017

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U.S. hedge fund seeks Sina board seats, pushes for sale to Weibo

* US fund seeks two directors in Chinese media company's board

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Obamacare repeal came back with a fury

Republican senators couldn't escape the question as they shuffled to the Senate floor for votes Monday night. Would they support the Graham-Cassidy bill, perhaps their last chance to overhaul Obamacare?

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Alibaba-backed logistics firm Best slashes proposed U.S. IPO: IFR

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group , slashed its proposed U.S. initial public offering after receiving tepid response from investors to its initial valuation, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the deal.

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Alibaba-backed logistics firm Best slashes proposed US IPO-IFR

HONG KONG, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, slashed its proposed U.S. initial public offering after receiving tepid response from investors to its initial valuation, IFR reported on Tuesday, citing people close to the deal.

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It could be a tough sell to get Murkowski to back the bill

Sen. Lisa Murkowski could determine the fate of the Republican Party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.

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Creditors back CBS's bid for Australia's Ten Network

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Creditors of Australia's embattled Ten Network Holdings Ltd on Tuesday agreed to a A$209.7 million ($167 million) buyout from CBS Corp , effectively ending a battle for control between the U.S. broadcasting giant and Lachlan Murdoch.

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UPDATE 2-Creditors back CBS's bid for Australia's Ten Network

* Rival bidders set to appeal earlier court loss - Sky News (Recasts with result of creditors meeting)

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UPDATE 1-Microsoft's Hotmail, Outlook.com services back up after outage

FRANKFURT, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Microsoft Corp said its free email services Outlook.com and Hotmail, which suffered an outage across Europe on Monday, were back up.

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Trump Jr. requests scaling back his Secret Service detail

Donald Trump Jr. is seeking to scale back his Secret Service protection, four sources familiar with Trump Jr.'s Secret Service protection confirmed Monday.

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Senate backs massive increase in military spending

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate passed its version of a $700 billion defense policy bill on Monday, backing President Donald Trump's desire for a bigger, stronger military but setting the stage for a battle over government spending levels later this year.

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Brazil's Triunfo to buy back up to 6.5 pct of outstanding stock

SAO PAULO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - TPI Triunfo Participações e Investimentos SA, the debt-laden Brazilian infrastructure firm in the middle of a out-of-court workout, plans to buy back up to 6.5 percent of outstanding stock to stem a 15 percent price decline over the past six months.

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Boris Johnson Gets Back in the Brexit Game

With an inflammatory essay, he has injected himself into the debate over how to leave the E.U. — and possibly devised an intricate route to the top.

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Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, near U.S.-backed forces

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group said, increasing their presence in an area where U.S.-backed militias have also advanced.

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Syrian army sends more troops across Euphrates, close to U.S.-backed forces

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian troops crossed to the eastern side of the Euphrates river in Deir al-Zor on Monday, state media and a monitoring group reported, increasing their presence in an area where U.S.-backed forces have also advanced.

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A look back at the most memorable moments at the UN

All eyes are on New York City as leaders from around the world convene at the United Nations for the 72nd session of the UN General Assembly. While President Donald Trump's first appearance and address -- which UN ambassador Nikki Haley has said "slaps the right people" and "hugs the right people"-- will certainly make news, the annual geopolitical gathering has a long history of headline grabbing moments.

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UPDATE 3-Euro crisis over, Portugal's investment-grade comeback cuts bond yields

* Portugal leads European shares to six-week high (Updates prices)

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UPDATE 2-Euro crisis over, Portugal's investment grade comeback cuts bond yields

* S&P 1st of big three ratings agencies to lift Portugal back

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Airbus hits back against Austria in Eurofighter row

VIENNA (Reuters) - Airbus has filed a legal submission to Austrian prosecutors denying any wrongdoing in response to allegations of fraud and wilful deception linked to a $2 billion fighter deal.

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In Fashion, the Beauty (and Challenge) of Looking Back

Designers at top houses often find great inspiration in the archives. But is the history stifling?

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Red Bull roll back the years with Singapore form

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Red Bull rekindled memories of their pomp at the Singapore Grand Prix, but team driver Daniel Ricciardo doesn't expect a three-way tussle for the Formula One world championship just yet.

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The Holocaust Museum Sought Lessons on Syria. What It Got Was a Political Backlash.

The Holocaust Museum has found itself in the middle of a fraught debate over the Obama administration’s legacy in Syria after withdrawing research.

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Britain's Boris Johnson accused of Brexit 'backseat driving'

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's foreign minister Boris Johnson was accused by cabinet colleagues on Sunday of "backseat driving" on Brexit after setting out his own vision of the country's future outside the European Union.

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Trump hits back at Clinton, with a golf ball, on Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday retweeted a doctored video of himself taking a golf swing and hitting former Democratic presidential rival Hillary Clinton, who then stumbles as she boards a plane.

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Russia rejects allegation it bombed U.S.-backed fighters in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Russian Defence Ministry on Sunday denied it had bombed U.S.-backed militias in Syria, saying its planes only targeted Islamic State militants and that it had warned the United States well in advance of its operational plans.

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Trump and Bannon back opposing candidates in Senate primary runoff

President Donald Trump announced Saturday night that he will head to Alabama next weekend to support Republican Sen. Luther Strange in his Senate primary runoff against former state Supreme Court Chief Justice Roy Moore.

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Russians fire on US-backed rebels in Syria

A Russian strike wounded members of the US-backed Syrian Democratic Forces, the anti-ISIS coalition said Saturday. The strike occurred as both Russian and coalition forces converged on the former ISIS stronghold of Deir Ezzor.

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Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield.

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Florida Keys residents trickle back to warning of new crisis

Florida Keys residents will be allowed to return home this weekend to assess damage to their properties caused by Hurricane Irma. However, officials said they are worried a new crisis could emerge when homeowners find their neighborhoods have no fuel, power, running water and other basic services.

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Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria: SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield.

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Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in eastern Syria - SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Deir al-Zor province, a flashpoint in an increasingly complex battlefield.

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Jets strike U.S.-backed forces in Syrian border zone: SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they came under attack on Saturday from Russian jets and Syrian government forces in Syria's Deir al-Zor border province, a focus of an increasingly complex conflict.

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Air strikes hit U.S.-backed militia in Syria's Deir al-Zor - SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government or Russian air strikes targeted U.S.-backed Syrian militias in Deir al-Zor province at dawn on Saturday, a militia official told Reuters.

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RPT-Ahead of Brexit, tax perks tempt Italian bankers back to la dolce vita

LONDON/MILAN, Sept 15 (Reuters) - Italian financiers who handle some of their country's biggest deals out of London are moving to Milan, lured by bumper tax breaks at a time of deep uncertainty about Brexit, sources familiar with the plans said.

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Defense for Brazil's Temer asks Supreme Court to send back new charges

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Lawyers defending Brazilian President Michel Temer on Friday asked Supreme Court Justice Edson Fachin to send back to the prosecutor's general office the new graft charges that were presented against Temer on Thursday.

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DOJ scaling back police reform program

The Justice Department announced Friday that it is significantly scaling back a program created during the Obama administration to help reform police departments after controversial incidents such as police-involved shootings.

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Back to Saturn? Five Missions Proposed to Follow Cassini

Although NASA does not have yet a follow-up mission to Saturn on its schedule, scientists are dreaming up ideas for one.

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say will not let government forces cross Euphrates

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, their commander said on Friday, but Russia said army units had already done so near the city of Deir al-Zor.

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters say will not let govt forces cross Euphrates

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, their commander said on Friday, but Russia said army units had already done so near the city of Deir al-Zor.

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Iraq's Kurdish parliament backs Sept 25 independence referendum

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - The parliament of Iraq's autonomous Kurdistan region approved a plan to hold a referendum on independence on Sept. 25, ignoring Iraqi, Iranian and Turkish opposition as well as U.S and Western concern that the vote could cause new conflicts in the region.

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How Dylan O'Brien got back on his feet after accident

In his new film "American Assassin," Dylan O'Brien plays Mitch Rapp, a Jason Bourne-like operative whose tragic backstory and trauma fuels him as he uses his deadly abilities to hunt down bad guys.

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Public Health: Buried Inside Bernie Sanders’s Bill: A Fallback Plan

The bill envisions a wholesale transformation of the U.S. health system, but it also considers more modest reforms to smooth the transition.

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U.S.-backed Syrian fighters set red line for Assad in Syria's east

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias will not let government forces cross the Euphrates River in their bid to recover eastern Syria, setting a red line for President Bashar al-Assad as both sides converge on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor, their commander said.

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Ahead of Brexit, tax perks tempt Italian bankers back to la dolce vita

LONDON/MILAN (Reuters) - Italian financiers who handle some of their country's biggest deals out of London are moving to Milan, lured by bumper tax breaks at a time of deep uncertainty about Brexit, sources familiar with the plans said.

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Motor racing: Sainz signing leaves Palmer and Kubica looking for seats

LONDON (Reuters) - Carlos Sainz hailed a new chapter in his Formula One career on Friday, after Renault announced he would race for them in 2018, while Britain's Jolyon Palmer and Poland's Robert Kubica must seek seats elsewhere.

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European panel backs Janssen's psoriasis drug

(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended the approval of Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen's drug, guselkumab, for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults.

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UPDATE 1-European panel backs Janssen's psoriasis drug

Sept 15 (Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended the approval of Johnson & Johnson unit Janssen's drug, guselkumab, for the treatment of plaque psoriasis in adults.

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Tesaro's ovarian cancer drug gets EU agency backing

(Reuters) - A European Medicines Agency (EMA) panel recommended the approval of Tesaro Inc's key drug, niraparib, for the treatment of recurrent ovarian cancer.

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Angry Birds is targeting a $1B IPO

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Angry Birds maker Rovio moves forward with $1 billion IPO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd set a price range on Friday for its planned listing that would value the maker of "Angry Birds" at up to $1.1 billion, well below potential values cited in media reports.

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Angry Birds maker Rovio sets price range for $1 billion IPO

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish mobile games and animation studio Rovio Entertainment Ltd on Friday set the initial price range for its planned IPO which would value the company at around 1 billion dollars.

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Jason Day carries old back, new caddie to first-round 64 at BMW

(Reuters) - Jason Day had a new caddie to carry his clubs but was stuck with the same old troublesome back in the opening round of the BMW Championship on Thursday.

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Cycling: Embarrassed Australia backflip on world championship selections

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Cycling Australia has been forced into an embarrassing backflip over selections for next week's road world championships in Norway after drawing criticism for failing to fill its quota of women riders.

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Facebook-backed group to help fund 'Dreamer' application fees

Sept 14 (Reuters) - FWD.us, a pro-immigration group co-founded by Facebook Inc Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg, is raising funds to help undocumented immigrants brought to the United States as children reapply for a program that shields them from deportation.

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Golf: Day carries old back, new caddie to first-round 64 at BMW

(Reuters) - Jason Day had a new caddie to carry his clubs but was stuck with the same old troublesome back in the opening round of the BMW Championship on Thursday.

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Federal Judge Urges Trump Administration to Push Back DACA Deadline

The White House has set a deadline of Oct. 5 for immigrants to reapply for protected status under DACA. A Brooklyn judge said the deadline was too soon.

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Twyla Tharp’s Back Pages, With Chapters to Come

Ms. Tharp pulls from her past — “Raggedy Dances,” “As Time Goes By,” early minimalist works — to fuel her present in three fall programs.

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Catalan independence campaign kicks off as Barcelona gives backing

TARRAGONA, Spain (Reuters) - The Catalonian government on Thursday launched its official campaign for an independence referendum, which Madrid has declared illegal, buoyed by the support of the capital Barcelona.

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Carrie Fisher's annotated 'Empire Strikes Back' script up for auction

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Carrie Fisher's hand-annotated script for her "Star Wars: The Empire Strikes Back" movie is expected to fetch up to $50,000 at an auction next month of her personal property.

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U.S.-backed forces not planning on entering Deir al-Zor city

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias fighting Islamic State are not planning to enter the city of Deir al-Zor in eastern Syria, a U.S. military spokesman said on Thursday, reducing the chances of the American allies coming face to face with Syrian government forces.

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BRIEF-T-Mobile executive says looking at stock buybacks as a unique opportunity

* T-Mobile executive says looking at stock buybacks as a unique opportunity - Goldman Sachs conf Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bon-Ton Stores Inc announces $18.9 million sale-leaseback agreement

* Bon-Ton Stores Inc announces $18.9 million sale-leaseback agreement

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‘Will & Grace’ Is Back. Will Its Portrait of Gay Life Hold Up?

The groundbreaking NBC sitcom helped normalize gay characters in the 1990s. But its sharp-edged humor and stereotypes may feel out of step in the identity politics age.

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UPDATE 6-Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3 billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp was one of the largest attempted by a Chinese-backed firm in the U.S. microchip sector and was the first announced deal fo

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Asia stocks step back from decade high as China posts rare data miss

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks inched down from 10-year highs on Thursday following a burst of Chinese data which was largely weaker than markets expected, while the dollar held steady ahead of U.S. inflation data due later in the day.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks step back from decade high as China posts rare data miss

* China factory output, fixed-asset investment short of forecasts

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Exclusive: Billionaire founder fights back for control of Japan's Universal

TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Nearly three months after his ouster from the board at Universal Entertainment Corp , billionaire Kazuo Okada is fighting back to try to regain control of the $2.2 billion Japanese gaming group.

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BRIEF-Ballard Power Systems achieves order backlog of $263.5 million as of June 30, 2017

* Says achieved an order backlog of $263.5 million as of June 30(th), 2017

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Trump Administration Punishes Countries That Refuse to Take Back Deported Citizens

Visa sanctions were imposed on Cambodia, Eritrea, Guinea and Sierra Leone.

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Trump Blocks China-Backed Bid to Buy U.S. Chip Maker

The rare move by the White House to block a deal for Lattice Semiconductor could signal more aggressive scrutiny of China’s deal-making ambitions.

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UPDATE 4-Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3-billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp was one of the largest attempted by a Chinese-backed firm in the U.S. microchip sector and was the first announced deal fo

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Amber Tamblyn fires back at James Woods

Actress Amber Tamblyn is fighting back against James Woods in an open letter, days after the actor denied her claim that he once tried to make an advance toward her when she was an underage up-and-comer.

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U.S. wireless carriers dial back discounts on new iPhones

(Reuters) - U.S. consumers who want Apple Inc's newest iPhones, including its most expensive model yet, the iPhone X, may find fewer deals as wireless carriers are less willing to offer subsidies on devices in a saturated market.

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Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

(Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications.

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UPDATE 3-Trump bars Chinese-backed firm from buying U.S. chipmaker Lattice

Sept 13 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump blocked a Chinese-backed private equity firm from buying a U.S.-based chipmaker on Wednesday, sending a clear signal to Beijing that Washington will oppose takeover deals that involve technologies with potential military applications. Canyon Bridge Capital Partners' planned $1.3-billion acquisition of Lattice Semiconductor Corp was one of the largest attempted by a Chinese-backed firm in the U.S. microchip sector and was the first announced deal fo

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Dahlan, Muhammad nytimes.com

In Gaza Reconciliation Effort, Palestinian Politician Seeks a Comeback

A program to give $50,000 to families of those killed in fighting between the main Palestinian factions is a bold gambit for its organizer, Muhammad Dahlan.

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Largest U.S. university endowment funds pull back on ETF exposure

NEW YORK, Sept 13 (Reuters) - The largest U.S. college endowment funds are pulling back their holdings of exchange-traded funds even as they invest more money in passive strategies overall, a move that may help bolster traditional mutual fund managers at a time when ETF providers like BlackRock Inc are seeing the majority of investor inflows.

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Florida airports won't be back to normal for days

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A Senate Republcan leader backs Trump's call for Senate to ditch the filibuster

The number two House Republican leader made a fresh push Wednesday for Senate Republicans to change rules to make it easier to break filibusters of spending bills, echoing a similar call from President Donald Trump for the Senate to set aside long-held precedent that requires at least 60 votes for major legislation to pass.

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EU lawmakers back including forest absorption to balance CO2 emissions

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Parliament backed a proposal on Wednesday under which EU countries would balance out their carbon dioxide emissions with absorption of greenhouse gases by forests and agricultural land.

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Trucking industry, Navistar back U.S. self-driving legislation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. trucking trade group and truck maker Navistar International Corp urged a U.S. Senate panel on Wednesday to include self-driving commercial trucks in proposed legislation intended to speed autonomous vehicles to market.

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Hurricane Jose's strange path may loop it back to US

Hurricane Jose, sitting out in the Atlantic on Wednesday, is expected to make a slow clockwise rotation over the next 36 to 48 hours that could bring it closer to the US and the Bahamas.

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Kremlin pledges police to take on extremists angry over film about tsar's affair

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that attacks and threats ahead of the release of a new film about a love affair between a young ballerina and Russia's last tsar were unacceptable and that the police would not tolerate any extremist behavior.

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VW wants European industry to back push for EV battery cells

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen wants industrial players in Germany and Europe to help shoulder the costs for battery technology needed to power carmakers' electric-vehicle offerings, the head of its core autos division said.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Asian tech pullback knocks emerging stocks off 3-yr high

LONDON, Sept 13 (Reuters) - A pullback in the shares of Apple component suppliers in Asia knocked emerging equities off a three-year high on Wednesday, but China's yuan steadied after three days of losses.

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UPDATE 2-Pemex expects Salina Cruz refinery to be back online in 3-4 weeks

MEXICO CITY, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex expects Salina Cruz refinery, the country's largest, to be up and running in three or four weeks once it has repaired the electrical system damaged by an earthquake last week.

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Seattle mayor resigns in face of latest sexual abuse accusations

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray resigned on Tuesday after months of accusations that he committed child sexual abuse in the 1970s and 1980s.

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Seattle mayor resigns after fifth child sex-abuse allegation

Seattle Mayor Ed Murray announced his resignation Tuesday, hours after new sexual abuse allegations surfaced against the embattled mayor. Murray denied the allegations, as he has in the past. He said he was resigning effective 5 p.m. Wednesday so his "personal issues" would not interfere with the administration of city government.

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Seattle mayor, facing sexual abuse allegations, says he will resign

SEATTLE (Reuters) - Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, facing allegations of sexual abuse, said on Tuesday that he would resign as mayor effective 5 p.m. on Wednesday.

Power Failures and Blackouts nytimes.com

Why Getting the Power Back On in Florida Could Take Weeks

Irma has left up to 15 million people in Florida without electricity. Restoring service could be the most complex operation of its kind in United States history.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac prices $550 million multifamily K-Deal backed by Sky Apartments

* Freddie Mac prices $550 million multifamily K-Deal backed by Sky Apartments, largest residential tower in U.S.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. official backs voluntary rules for self-driving cars

ANN ARBOR, Mich., Sept 12 (Reuters) - U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao on Tuesday defended her department's decision to use voluntary guidelines instead of enforceable rules to regulate self-driving cars, saying a flexible approach was best for an emerging technology.

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U.S. incomes, poverty rate bounce back to pre-recession levels in 2016

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. poverty rate fell for the second straight year in 2016 while median income rose to an all-time high of $59,000 as the economy made up ground lost during the 2007-2009 recession, federal government data released on Tuesday showed.

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Nintendo's mini console is coming back

Nintendo's NES Classic Edition is back by popular demand.

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South African court ruling delivers setback to Zuma, allies

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's President Jacob Zuma suffered a setback on Tuesday when a court ruled that the election of a faction loyal to him in his home province two years ago was invalid.

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Hezbollah declares Syria victory, Russia says much of country won back

BEIRUT/MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Lebanese Shi'ite group Hezbollah has declared victory in the Syrian war while Russia said government forces had driven militants from 85 percent of the country where President Bashar al-Assad's rule seemed in danger two years ago.

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Philippine Congress backs annual budget of just $20 for agency probing drugs war

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers allied with President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday voted to allocate an annual budget of just 1,000 pesos ($19.66) to the Commission on Human Rights, a public body investigating Duterte's bloody war on drugs.

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PSA may move production of electric vehicle components back in-house

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - French carmaker PSA is considering moving the production of electric vehicle components back to within the company, a PSA director told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Skype co-founder's fund Atomico backs Worlds Adrift games maker

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - British games maker Bossa Studios on Tuesday said it has raised $10 million in a funding round led by European venture capital firm Atomico, ahead of the launch of the company's pirate-themed multiplayer online title, Worlds Adrift.

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U.S. Gulf refiners rumble back to life, piece by piece

HOUSTON, Sept 12 (Reuters) - U.S. refineries are restarting after Hurricane Harvey forced them to shut down two weeks ago, raising the risk of fires and explosions that could prolong fuel supply disruption as plants simultaneously reheat units and reactivate catalysts.

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UK lawmakers back EU withdrawal bill at second reading

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers on Tuesday voted in favor of legislation to sever political, financial and legal ties with the European Union at its second reading, allowing the bill to move to the next stage of the parliamentary process.

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Republican attempt to deflect Trump-Russia probes could backfire: sources

(Reuters) - Republican lawmaker Devin Nunes' investigation into whether Obama administration officials used classified intelligence reports to discredit Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team could backfire on the congressman - and the president, sources familiar with the reports said.

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Republican attempt to deflect Trump-Russia probes could backfire -sources

(Reuters) - Republican lawmaker Devin Nunes' investigation into whether Obama administration officials used classified intelligence reports to discredit Donald Trump's 2016 campaign team could backfire on the congressman - and the president, sources familiar with the reports said.

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#ExpressiveAsians fires back at whitewashing

Social media is not happy about a quote regarding Asian American actors not being expressive enough.

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BRIEF-Delta says its teams decided to cancel about 800 flights on Sept 11‍​

* Delta teams in the airline’s operations and customer center have decided to cancel about 800 flights Monday ‍​

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks hit new 3-year high as N.Korea holds back

LONDON, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks pushed to a new three-year high on Monday after nuclear-armed North Korea held back on stoking tensions further at the weekend while China's yuan slipped off 16-month peaks after measures to stem its recent strength.

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Guatemala Congress panel backs ending president's immunity over probe

GUATEMALA CITY (Reuters) - A Guatemalan congressional committee on Sunday recommended that President Jimmy Morales lose his immunity from prosecution to face a probe into suspected campaign financing irregularities, paving the way for a full vote in Congress in the coming days.

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Guardia Sanframondi Journal: Religious Rite Takes Hamlet Back in Time Every Seven Years

An ancient Catholic procession featuring hooded faithful and parades attracts thousand of tourists to a village in Italy’s south.

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Syria army, U.S.-backed forces converge on Islamic State in separate offensives

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government forces and U.S.-backed militias converged on Islamic State in separate offensives against the militants in the eastern Syrian province of Deir al-Zor on Sunday.

Hurricane Irma (2017) nytimes.com

Weather Channel Goes Into Overdrive Covering Back-to-Back Hurricanes

In the network’s Atlanta newsroom, there is free pizza, lots of energy and scant mention of climate change.

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US-backed forces move on ISIS

US-backed forces in Syria said Saturday they were launching an offensive against ISIS in the eastern city of Deir Ezzor.

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U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army advance separately on Islamic State in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still holds in oil-rich areas near the Iraqi border.

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U.S.-backed forces, Syrian army advance separately on IS in Deir al-Zor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias and the Syrian army advanced in separate offensives against Islamic State in eastern Syria on Saturday, piling pressure on shrinking territory the group still holds in oil-rich areas near the Iraqi border.

Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017) nytimes.com

Frustrated Survivors of Grenfell Fire Ask, ‘When Will We Get Our Lives Back?’

Almost three months after the deadly inferno in a London high-rise, only 24 of 158 households have permanent housing, and the outrage is growing at the slow pace of finding them new homes.

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U.S.-backed SDF launches operation in Syria's Deir al-Zor: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Syrian militias have launched an operation against Islamic State in the north of Deir al-Zor province, a statement said on Saturday.

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Brandon Maxwell goes back to basics with denim-filled collection

(Reuters) - Fashion designer Brandon Maxwell used denim for the first time ever as he showcased a classic American style in bold colors with a hint of nostalgia for his Spring/Summer 2018 collection at an offsite venue of New York Fashion Week: The Shows.

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Anderson battles back to reach maiden grand slam final

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Big-serving South African Kevin Anderson battled back to defeat 12th seeded Spaniard Pablo Carreno Busta 4-6 7-5 6-3 6-4 and punch his ticket to his first grand slam final at the U.S. Open on Friday.

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Galena settles U.S. kickback charges related to opioid drug

(Reuters) - Galena Biopharma Inc will pay more than $7.55 million to resolve charges it paid kickbacks to doctors to induce them to prescribe its opioid-based pain medication Abstral to patients, the U.S. Department of Justice said on Friday.

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U.S.-backed SDF to announce operation in Syria's Deir al-Zor - SDF official

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces are set to announce an operation against Islamic State in the north of Deir al-Zor province, a senior SDF official told Reuters on Friday.

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California university system sues Trump over roll back of 'dreamers' program

(Reuters) - A former top security official who helped put in place a program protecting people brought to the United States illegally as children, is suing the Trump White House as head of the University of California system over plans to roll back the policy.

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Catholic bishops strike back at Bannon

There's a common saying in Catholic charity circles: We don't help people because they're Catholic, we help them because we are.

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BRIEF-S&P says Amazon's search for a second home could be positive for both Seattle and chosen city

* S&P says Amazon's search for a second home could be positive for both Seattle and the chosen city

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Stronger euro continues to hold back European shares

LONDON, Sept 8 (Reuters) - European shares opened lower on Friday across all major bourses and sectors, failing to get support from rather quiet trading sessions in Asia and Wall Street, and as the euro's rally continues to hurt appetite for regional stocks.

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Trump admin backs baker who wouldn't make cake for same-sex couple

The Trump administration is backing a Colorado baker who refused to create a cake for the wedding of a same-sex couple.

Clinton, Hillary Rodham nytimes.com

Hillary Clinton, in Book, Regrets Not Striking Back at James Comey

The regret is one of a catalog of mistakes — large and small — that Mrs. Clinton lists in the election post-mortem “What Happened.”

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U.S. firm backing ether-based ETF says to refile listing application

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. firm behind an effort to start an exchange-traded fund based on the cryptocurrency ether said on Thursday it planned to refile an application to list the security on...

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Monsanto fights back against Arkansas limits on herbicide

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co pushed Arkansas authorities on Thursday to reject a proposed April 15 cut-off date next year for sprayings of the agricultural herbicide dicamba, which has been linked to crop damage across the U.S. farm belt.

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Twitter to brief Congress on possible Russia-backed ads: U.S. senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is expected to brief U.S. congressional investigators soon on whether Russia used its advertising platform to promote divisive social and political messages during the 2016 election, Senator Mark Warner said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Twitter to brief Congress on possible Russia-backed ads -U.S. senator

WASHINGTON, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc is expected to brief U.S. congressional investigators soon on whether Russia used its advertising platform to promote divisive social and political messages during the 2016 election, Senator Mark Warner said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-LME to slash some fees to win back volumes as rivals circle

* Makes changes ahead of launch of rival trading platform (Adds quote, details)

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Former CIA director Petraeus joins KKR backed security firm

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Former United States CIA Director David Petraeus said Thursday he has joined the board of a large cybersecurity company controlled by investment firm Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR & Co. LP), taking his most prominent role in the private sector.

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Special Report: How Honda lost its mojo - and the mission to get it back

TOKYO (Reuters) - The driver punched the air as his red and white Honda McLaren roared over the finish line. It was Suzuka, Japan, 1988, and Ayrton Senna had just become Formula One world champion for the first time. The McLaren racing team and its engine maker, Honda Motor , were unstoppable that year, their drivers winning all but one of the 16 grand prix races.

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Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $930 million U.S. IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group , is launching a U.S. IPO that is seeking about $930 million to fund an expansion of its supply chain network, develop new technology and open more convenience stores.

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UPDATE 2-Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $930 mln U.S. IPO

* IPO pricing set for Sept 19, debut set for following day (Adds initial IPO size, Best express delivery market share, Alibaba stake)

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UPDATE 1-Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $932 mln U.S. IPO

* IPO pricing set for Sept 19, debut set for following day (Writes through with details of the offering)

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Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $932 million U.S. IPO

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, has launched an up to $932 million initial public offering, seeking funds to expand its logistics and supply chain network, develop new technology and open more of its convenience stores.

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Chinese logistics firm Best, backed by Alibaba, launches $932 mln U.S. IPO

HONG KONG, Sept 7 (Reuters) - Best Inc, a Chinese logistics company backed by Alibaba Group, has launched an up to $932 million initial public offering, seeking funds to expand its logistics and supply chain network, develop new technology and open more of its convenience stores.

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Britain's May calls on lawmakers to back bill, move closer to Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May called on parliament to support legislation to sever political, financial and legal ties with the European Union, a step toward Brexit the opposition says it will challenge.

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Anthem cuts back Obamacare coverage in Kentucky

NEW YORK, Sept 6 (Reuters) - U.S. health insurer Anthem Inc said on Wednesday that it will offer Obamacare plans in only about half of the counties in Kentucky next year, after covering the whole state in 2017.

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Trump backs Democrats on debt limit in rare bipartisan deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump, siding with Democrats over fellow Republicans, reached a deal with congressional leaders of both parties to extend the U.S. debt limit until Dec. 15 as well as avoid a government shutdown and provide disaster relief.

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Wall St. bounces back as energy, financials lead

(Reuters) - Wall Street climbed on Wednesday, fueled by energy and financial shares and helped by news of an agreement to extend the debt limit, as stocks bounced back modestly from a day-earlier selloff.

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Oracle backs online human trafficking bill, breaking with tech industry

WASHINGTON, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Cloud services company Oracle Corp on Wednesday backed a bipartisan proposal in the U.S. Congress that would make it easier to penalize operators of websites that facilitate online sex trafficking.

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Sanders on Clinton's criticism: 'Look forward and not backward'

Vermont Independent Sen. Bernie Sanders on Wednesday shrugged off criticism made by his former presidential primary challenger Hillary Clinton in her new book about the 2016 election, saying that he's instead focused on new issues.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘It’ Brings Back Stephen King’s Killer Clown

This new, updated adaptation follows a bunch of kids on the trail of an evil force.

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Congressional Democrats back Harvey aid with three-month debt limit increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Democratic leaders on Wednesday said they would support an effort to tie government financial relief in the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey to a three-month extension of the nation's debt limit.

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BRIEF-Scotiabank says Canadian mortgage market backdrop improved

* Scotiabank ceo says backdrop for canadian mortgage market better today than 18 months ago Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Matt Scuffham)

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German state CDU backs automotive outsider as next VW CEO

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The man forecast to become premier of the German state of Lower Saxony, Volkswagen's second-biggest shareholder, says someone from outside the car industry should succeed chief executive Matthias Mueller when his contract expires in 2020.

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EU's top court refers Intel antitrust case back to lower court

LUXEMBOURG, Sept 6 (Reuters) - Europe's top court on Wednesday told a lower court to re-examine U.S. chipmaker Intel's appeal against a 1.06-billion-euro ($1.3 billion) EU antitrust fine.

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BRIEF-Shell looks to invest $1 bln to back Mexican expansion plan

* ‍ON TUESDAY OPENED ITS FIRST SERVICE STATION IN MEXICO, WITH MORE SITES DUE TO START PROVIDING FUELS AND RETAIL SERVICES OVER NEXT FEW MONTHS​

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BRIEF-Russia's MTS to buy back up to 20 bln rbls of own shares

* MTS plans to repurchase up to 20 billion roubles, seen as equivalent to $345.7 million, of its own shares;

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Kvitova out of U.S. Open but back on the big stage

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Petra Kvitova took solace from the plentiful evidence that she able to battle with the best again despite bowing out of the U.S. Open after a quarter-final loss to Venus Williams on Tuesday.

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Dreamers fight back: We won't be 'thrown back into the shadows'

Protesters rallied Tuesday against the Trump administration's plan to end a program that protects young undocumented immigrants from deportation.

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Gen. Robert E. Lee descendant leaves pulpit after backlash from MTV speech

A descendant of Gen. Robert E. Lee has stepped down as pastor of his North Carolina church after facing blowback from parishioners and others for his comments denouncing racism and lauding the Black Lives Matter movement.

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Texas coast crawls back to work, school as Harvey cleanup continues

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston residents on Tuesday picked up the pace of their recovery from Hurricane Harvey, returning to schools and offices to help get the nation's fourth largest city and its vital shipping and oil industries back on track.

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Delta cuts passenger unit revenue forecast, shares drop

(Reuters) - Delta Air Lines Inc on Tuesday cut its forecast for passenger unit revenue, a closely watched performance metric, for the current quarter due to slower than anticipated recovery in fares for last-minute flights.

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Analysis: Congress is back! Here are 10 major problems it faces.

Republican members of Congress slinked off to their home districts last month having failed to make good on their seven-year-long pledge to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act. President Donald Trump spent August vacationing in New Jersey while taking intermittent breaks to -- among other things -- attack Republican senators for a variety of reasons.

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'Angry Birds' maker Rovio plans IPO to spur growth, M&A

HELSINKI (Reuters) - "Angry Birds" maker Rovio Entertainment Ltd is moving ahead with a long-awaited initial public offering to help fund new games and deals in a consolidating industry, it said on Tuesday.

Stocks and Bonds nytimes.com

An ‘Angry Birds’ Empire: Games, Toys, Movies and Now an I.P.O.

The listing by the Finnish game maker Rovio would consist of stock from its main shareholder and others, as well as a $36 million share offering.

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Don't leave Saudi-backed commission to probe Yemen abuses, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations must take over responsibility for investigating rights violations in Yemen's civil war as the country's government is not up to the job, the global body's human rights office said.

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"Angry Birds" maker Rovio plans IPO to boost growth

HELSINKI (Reuters) - The maker of hit mobile phone game "Angry Birds" is planning an initial public offering to raise around 30 million euros ($36 million) and potentially use its shares to make acquisitions.