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China's ruling Communist Party expels former Gansu party boss for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has expelled a former party boss of northwestern Gansu province from the Communist Party, the country's anti-graft agency said on Friday, after an investigation showed he received bribes and was involved in "superstitious activities".

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METALS--Shanghai, London metals skid on North Korea tensions, China credit jitters

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Metals in Shanghai and London fell on Friday as investors slashed risk given escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and ongoing jitters about China debt after a ratings downgrade. "Metals have had quite a rally in the past few months and have done so much faster than fundamentals would suggest they should," said analyst Amy Li of National Australia Bank in Melbourne. A combination of fa

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Jose weakens into post-tropical cyclone off New England: NHC

(Reuters) - Jose, previously a tropical cyclone, has weakened into a post-tropical storm off the southeastern coast of New England in the United States, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

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U.S. issues fuel waiver for diesel in Florida after Hurricane Irma

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Thursday it had approved an emergency fuel waiver for diesel in Florida for the response effort to Hurricane Irma.

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Arkansas one step from ban on controversial herbicide next summer

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Arkansas on Thursday moved just one step away from barring sprayings next summer of an herbicide linked to widespread U.S. crop damage, setting the stage for a potential legal showdown between the state and chemical maker Monsanto Co.

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U.S. Commerce chief: U.S. content falling in Mexican, Canadian imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said on Thursday a new study by his department shows that U.S. value-added content is declining for manufactured goods imported from Mexico and Canada, arguing that this required tougher rules of origin in the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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METALS-Shanghai metals skid on North Korea tensions, China credit jitters

MELBOURNE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Metals soured in Shanghai and London on Friday as investors slashed risk given escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and ongoing jitters about China debt.

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Mexico focuses on 10 buildings in search for quake survivors, 273 dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.

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Hurricane Maria devastates Puerto Rico, heads for Turks and Caicos

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria destroyed buildings and knocked out power across Puerto Rico before flooding parts of the Dominican Republic and then regaining some of its strength as it approached the Turks and Caicos Islands and southeastern Bahamas on Thursday night.

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Asia stocks edge lower, focus turns to China markets after ratings cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Friday but showed signs of steadying as the dust began to settle after the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy statement, while investors looked to see how Chinese financial markets would react to a downgrade on the nation's credit rating.

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REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge lower, focus turns to China markets after ratings cut

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index down 0.1 pct, Nikkei slips 0.15 pct

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Mexico focuses search for quake survivors on 10 buildings; 273 dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers swarmed over rubble with shovels and picks on Thursday in a frantic search for survivors two days after Mexico's deadliest earthquake in a generation, focusing on 10 collapsed buildings where people may still be alive.

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China's small factories fear 'rail Armageddon' with orders to ditch trucks

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country's clogged rail network as Beijing curbs the use of diesel trucks in an effort to tackle air pollution.

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RPT-Russia set to pipe more oil to China, stepping up race with Saudis

BEIJING/MOSCOW, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese oil refineries are gearing up to receive more Russian oil transported through an expanded Siberian pipeline network from January, likely cementing Russia's position as China's largest oil supplier in a close race with Saudi Arabia.

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EPA trains employees on leaks, presentation shows

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Employees of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency received training this week to prevent leaks to the media of classified and sensitive information as part of a White House-directed crackdown across federal agencies to stamp out leaks, according to a slide presentation seen on Thursday by Reuters.

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NHL: Kings top Canucks in first NHL game in China

(The Sports Xchange) - Tanner Pearson scored two goals in an exhibition game, which would typically be no gigantic feat.

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Puerto Rico, St. Croix devastated by powerful Hurricane Maria

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria caused flooding in the Dominican Republic as it brushed past the country on Thursday after destroying buildings and knocking out power across the U.S. territories of Puerto Rico and St. Croix.

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Conservative Chile presidential candidate calls for all-renewable grid

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chilean presidential candidate Sebastian Piñera, who is leading in the polls for this November's elections, pledged on Thursday to move the South American country toward a fully renewable electricity grid by 2040.

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Mexico rescuers in race to find trapped survivors 48 hours after quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds on Thursday to extract survivors including school children and five Taiwanese factory workers trapped beneath collapsed buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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Hurricane Maria floods Dominican Republic, Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic as it grazed past on Thursday and dumped more heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.

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Motor racing: China, Bahrain may swap places on 2018 F1 calendar

GROVE, England (Reuters) - Formula One is confident China will have a race next season but the grand prix in Shanghai may end up swapping dates with Bahrain, commercial managing director Sean Bratches said on Thursday.

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President praises China for taking action to limit financial transactions with Kim Jong Un's regime

President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions on North Korea Thursday, saying the executive action would target individuals and companies that engage in finance and trade with the isolated communist nation.

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Trump thanks China for 'unexpected' move

President Donald Trump warns financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea.

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Deep sleep: Even jellyfish need their slumber

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Even a jellyfish -- one of Earth's first and most ancient animals -- needs its sleep.

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North Korea says sanctions block imports of athletes' gear

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea has protested to three international sporting federations that requests to buy sports equipment for its athletes were being denied due to U.S.-led sanctions, letters obtained by Reuters on Thursday showed.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to halt delivery of UK-bound VW diesel cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop the delivery of more than 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany while others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

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Mexico rescuers labor against time to find trapped quake survivors

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds on Thursday to find survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years, as the search for a 12-year-old schoolgirl that transfixed the nation faced complications.

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Mexico races to save 12-year-old girl as quake toll hits 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against the odds as dawn broke on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and other possible survivors trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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New York noise, a top gripe for man, now a risk for endangered whales

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Noise in New York has always grated on people and now, with the cacophony engulfing surrounding waters, it is threatening the city's newly discovered neighbors: endangered whales.

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Maria drenches Dominican Republic after hammering Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria lashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds and headed northwest in the Caribbean on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to the entire island.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to stop UK-bound "toxic" VW diesel cars

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship arriving in Britain on Thursday to stop a consignment of over 1,000 Volkswagen cars from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in anti-diesel protests.

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Greenpeace boards ship in bid to stop UK-bound shipment of "toxic" Volkswagen diesels

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace activists boarded a ship on its way to Britain on Thursday in an attempt to stop a consignment of Volkswagen diesel cars being imported from Germany whilst others sought to immobilize vehicles at a port in a protest against emission levels.

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Greenpeace boards ship in clean-air protest to stop import of Volkswagen diesel cars to UK

LONDON (Reuters) - Greenpeace said on Thursday anti-pollution activists had boarded a ship in the Thames Estuary containing Volkswagen diesel cars being imported into Britain in an attempt to force the vessel to return to Germany.

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S&P Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending

The firm’s move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world’s No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.

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Hurricane Maria lashes Dominican Republic after direct hit on Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria thrashed parts of the Dominican Republic with heavy rain and high winds as it passed off its east coast on Thursday after making a direct hit on Puerto Rico that caused severe flooding and cut power to almost all the island.

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China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

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China's Baidu launches $1.5 bln autonomous driving fund

BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

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China says 'good preparations' should be made for Trump's visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - "Good preparations" should be made by China and the United States to ensure that U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to China later this year is a success, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

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Mexicans race to save schoolgirl buried by quake; death toll at 237

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers raced against the clock on Wednesday to save a 12-year-old girl trapped beneath a collapsed school and reach other possible survivors buried in rubble in central Mexico following the country's most deadly earthquake in three decades.

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Platts plans to publish U.S. crude prices in Asia as imports rise

SINGAPORE, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Oil pricing agency S&P Global Platts said on Thursday it planned to publish U.S. crude prices during the Asia market close from December after U.S. exports to the region rose.

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Storm Maria brings fear, pain and shock to Puerto Ricans

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Miguel Cruz awoke to the descent of Hurricane Maria on his home on Wednesday morning when the massive storm peeled off most of the roof, sent his belongings flying in all directions, but left intact an icon of Jesus hanging above his bed.

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BYD chief expects all vehicles to be electric in China by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - The head of Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country to be electric or hybrid by 2030, a more aggressive timeframe than even Europe, as Beijing pushes ahead on a longer-term plan to shift away from petrol-engine cars.

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BYD expects all vehicles in China to be completely electrified by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country, including private vehicles, to be completely electrified by 2030.

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China top graft buster says corruption fight 'world class hard'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fixing the corruption problem in China's ruling Communist Party is "world class hard" and the battle will never end, the country's top graft-buster told Singapore's prime minister in a rare meeting with a visiting foreign leader.

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Hurricane Maria clobbers Puerto Rico, plunges island into darkness

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the strongest storm to strike Puerto Rico in nearly 90 years, carved a path of destruction through the U.S. territory on Wednesday, causing severe flooding and plunging the island into darkness as the storm's death toll in the Caribbean rose to at least 10.

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China to halt new projects in pollution 'red zones'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will halt major projects in regions with high levels of pollution, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday, underscoring an environmental crackdown that is starting to hit business around the country.

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Mexico rescuers work into night to save trapped girl as quake toll tops 230

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican rescuers on Wednesday labored for a second night amid the rubble to save possible survivors of the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation, including a girl trapped under a school in Mexico City, as the death toll exceeded 230.

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Magnitude 6.4 quake strikes Vanuatu in Pacific : USGS

(Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Vanuatu's Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, but caused no damage, the U.S. Geological Survey and local authorities said.

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NHC says weakened Maria could regain major hurricane status

(Reuters) - Maria, which weakened into a Category 2 hurricane on Wednesday, could regain major hurricane status by Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said in its latest advisory.

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Magnitude 6.4 quake hits Vanuatu in Pacific :USGS

(Reuters) - A strong earthquake of magnitude 6.4 struck Vanuatu's Erromango island in the Pacific Ocean on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Hurricane Maria brings destruction, heavy floods to Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, bringing widespread flooding and knocking out power across the island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.

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Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ai Wei-Wei denounced China's crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms.

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Tusk-smuggling case ends in prison for Canadian ex-mountie :U.S. judge

(Reuters) - A retried Royal Canadian Mounted Police officer was sentenced on Wednesday by a U.S. judge to five years and two months in prison, after pleading guilty to 10 money laundering charges related to a scheme to smuggle Arctic narwhal tusks.

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California cities sue big oil firms over climate change

(Reuters) - California cities San Francisco and Oakland filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change, according to public documents.

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Rescuers get closer to trapped girl as Mexico quake toll passes 220

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school in Mexico City on Wednesday, offering a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 224 people.

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San Francisco, Oakland sue oil firms alleging climate change costs

(Reuters) - California cities, San Francisco and Oakland, said they filed separate lawsuits against five oil companies on Wednesday seeking billions of dollars to protect against rising sea levels they blamed on climate change.

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Hurricane Maria blasts Puerto Rico, kills at least nine in Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, turning streets into debris-laden rivers, damaging buildings and cutting power, after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.

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NHC says 40 percent chance of cyclone east of Leeward Islands

(Reuters) - A low pressure area located about 1000 miles east of the Leeward Islands has become less organized and now has a 40 percent chance of becoming a tropical cyclone in the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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Rescuers in desperate search for girl as Mexico quake toll hits 225

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers frantically worked to dig a young girl out from under the rubble of a partially collapsed school on Wednesday, a small glimmer of hope amid devastation from a major earthquake that killed at least 225 people across central Mexico.

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Hurricane Maria blasts Puerto Rico with high winds and flooding

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, downing power to most of the island, flooding some areas and ripping windows out in the capital, San Juan.

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Denmark launches global alliance for action on climate change

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - A U.S.-based global alliance to speed up efforts to tackle climate change, whose participants inaugural host country Denmark said represented more than a quarter of the world economy, will be launched on Wednesday.

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It's a boy! Belgian zoo delighted at Asian elephant's birth

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A healthy male Asian elephant was born at a Belgian zoo on Tuesday in what keepers say is welcome news for their breeding program after the death of a calf last year.

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Hurricane Maria slams Puerto Rico with high rains, storm surge

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria slammed into Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, ripping windows from their fixtures and sending debris hurtling through the streets as it approached the capital, San Juan.

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Rescuers search rubble of school as Mexican quake toll hits 217

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through rubble as dawn broke on Wednesday, searching for dozens of children feared buried beneath a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

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Desperate night search in Mexico school, other ruins as quake deaths pass 200

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate rescue workers scrabbled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, one of hundreds of buildings wrecked by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

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China-Russia wide-body C929 jet to rely on western suppliers for systems

* China-Russia C929 JV will involve more work by Chinese suppliers

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BRIEF-NACCO Industries says co, unit of co, approved separation agreement, tax allocation agreement, transition services agreement​

* NACCO Industries says ‍on Sept 18, co, unit of co, approved separation agreement, tax allocation agreement, transition services agreement​ - SEC filing Source text : (http://bit.ly/2hi2dpm) Further company coverage:

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Germany to miss EU green energy goal: study

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany will miss a European Union renewable energy target by a wider margin than previously predicted, a study showed on Wednesday.

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New diesel cars no better for environment than petrol cars: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - New diesel cars do not produce less of the environmentally damaging carbon dioxide than petrol cars, a group of newspapers cited the German Transport Ministry as saying on Wednesday, in a potential further headache for the auto sector.

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BRIEF-Tintri says board approved restructuring, reduction in force plan of a little more than 10 pct of co's global workforce

* Tintri - on September 18, 2017, board approved restructuring, reduction in force plan of a little more than 10 percent of co's global workforce - SEC filing

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At least 10 dead, 92 missing in eastern Congo floods: local official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.

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Battering smaller islands, powerful Hurricane Maria barrels toward Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and headed toward Puerto Rico, set to be the strongest storm to hit the island in about 90 years.

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Battering smaller islands, powerful Hurricane Maria now barrels toward Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and headed toward Puerto Rico, set to be the strongest storm to hit the island in about 90 years.

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Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim

A story of China from 1989 to 2008, seen through the eyes of its avant-garde artists.

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Powerful Hurricane Maria lashes St. Croix, takes aim at Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, battered the U.S. Virgin Island of St. Croix on Wednesday and was headed to Puerto Rico with catastrophic winds and dangerous storm surges.

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Desperate night search for children in Mexico school ruins after quake

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Desperate parents and rescue workers pulled through rubble in a floodlit search on Wednesday for dozens of young children feared buried under a Mexico City school destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

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Philippine lawmakers defer decision on appointment of environment minister

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine lawmakers on Wednesday said they would hold more hearings before deciding whether to confirm the appointment of the country's environment minister, although some said they were likely to approve the step.

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Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 226, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 226.

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China calls on countries to stick to Paris climate accord goals

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the international community to stick to Paris climate accord goals and unswervingly work together to tackle climate change, the official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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Eerie calm hangs over Puerto Rican capital before storm

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Streets usually abuzz with diners, shoppers, and traffic stood silent, shuttered and empty in the center of San Juan on Tuesday as the Puerto Rican capital prepared for the onslaught of a massive hurricane the following morning.

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Heavy rains batter Mumbai yet again; air, rail traffic hit

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Heavy rains battered India's financial hub for the second time in weeks causing massive disruption at the country's second busiest airport and forcing authorities to shut down schools and colleges.

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U.S. nuclear reactors face uphill challenge, despite lower emissions

(Reuters) - The U.S. nuclear power industry is facing an uphill battle to hang onto its share of the country's electricity production, with some projecting a worst-case scenario where half of the nation's 99 nuclear reactors could shut over the next couple of decades.

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China offers support for strife-torn Venezuela at United Nations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.

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Strong quake near Mexico City kills almost 150, rescuers dig through collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue crews and ordinary citizens searched through rubble for survivors as night fell on Tuesday on battered cities in central Mexico, including the capital, where the death toll from a major earthquake grew to at least 149.

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Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push

TIANJIN (Reuters) - Airbus SE on Wednesday opened its Chinese completion plant for A330 jets, with hopes that an increased presence in the world's fastest growing aviation market would help boost demand for the firm's profitable but ageing wide-body jets.

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It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai

The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.

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Strong quake near Mexico City kills at least 149

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 149 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors.

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Jose weakens to tropical storm, to bring rip currents to U.S. East Coast: NHC

(Reuters) - Jose, previously a hurricane, has weakened into a tropical storm, but is still likely to bring dangerous surf and rip currents along the U.S. East Coast for several more days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

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China's Xi demands 'strong hands' to maintain stability ahead of Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - Stability is an absolute principle that needs to be dealt with using "strong hands", Chinese President Xi Jinping has told security officials ahead of next month's key Congress of the ruling Communist Party.

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Magnitude 6.1 earthquake strikes south of New Zealand: USGS

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An undersea earthquake with a magnitude of 6.1 magnitude struck in the remote Southern Ocean south of New Zealand on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Strong quake near Mexico City kills more than 138

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 138 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers scoured frantically under the rubble of ruins for survivors.

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Strong quake near Mexico City kills more than 134

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least 134 people died when a powerful earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched rubble frantically for survivors.

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More than 100 dead in major earthquake near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 119 people in several states and toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital where rescuers searched frantically for survivors under the rubble.

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EPA labs across U.S. face consolidation as budget cuts loom

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency is consolidating research and testing laboratories to cut costs, sparking criticism the move will undercut its ability to respond to regional disasters such as Hurricane Harvey.

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Hurricane Maria bears down on St. Croix, Puerto Rico after trashing Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to hit the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and bore down menacingly on the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the tiny island nation of Dominica.

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Major earthquake hits near Mexico City, dozens dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, toppling dozens of buildings in the heavily populated capital and killing at least 49 people nearby.

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Major earthquake hits near Mexico City, at least four dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least four people and trapping more in buildings that had collapsed or caught fire, officials said.

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Monsoon rains paralyze air, street traffic in Mumbai

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Torrential rains lashed India's financial hub Mumbai for the second time in weeks on Tuesday, flooding low-lying areas and paralyzing traffic at the country's second busiest airport after a plane overshot the runway.

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Hurricane Maria targets St. Croix and Puerto Rico after ripping up Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second maximum-strength storm to rage over the Caribbean this month, killed at least one person in Guadeloupe and barreled toward the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after devastating the small island nation of Dominica.

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Strong 7.1 quake hits Mexico, people trapped in collapsed buildings

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.1 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, collapsing buildings and trapping an unknown number of people.

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Nine elephants accidentally electrocuted in Botswana

Gaborone (Reuters) - Nine elephants were electrocuted in central Botswana in a freak accident near the village of Dukwi.

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Strong 7.4 quake hits Mexico on anniversary of deadly 1985 tremor

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A 7.4 magnitude earthquake hit Mexico on Tuesday, shaking buildings in the capital of Mexico City and sending people fleeing into the street.

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Pounding Caribbean, Hurricane Maria rips off an 'avalanche of roofs' in Dominica

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria caused "mind boggling damage," ripping off roofs across the small island of Dominica before pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month.

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'Avalanche of roofs' in Dominica as Hurricane Maria lashes Caribbean

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria caused "mind boggling damage," ripping off roofs across the small island of Dominica before pushing on toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday as the second top-strength storm to lash the Caribbean this month.

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Macron convinced Trump will see U.S. interests lie inside Paris climate deal

NEW YORK (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron said on Tuesday he continued to talk to U.S. leader Donald Trump about re-entering the Paris climate pact but that there was no scope for a renegotiation of the existing terms.

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German union, car group seek government support for electric shift

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany's biggest union and its car industry association urged politicians on Tuesday to help with a shift to electric vehicles and not force a phasing out the combustion engine.

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CORRECTED-App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behaviour in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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Airbus looks to China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing.

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After Irma, special oxygen masks helped Florida pets breathe easier

(Reuters) - Soon after millions of Floridians lost power in the wake of Hurricane Irma last week, firefighters in the city of Titusville responded to an emergency call at a home where a gasoline-powered generator had been running in an attached garage.

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Airbus eyes China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 of Airbus SE's A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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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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Hurricane Jose to begin weakening on Wednesday: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Jose will begin gradually weakening on Wednesday but is likely to produce dangerous surf and rip currents along the east coast of the United States for several more days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Tuesday.

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Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Airbus SE's China head Eric Chen on Tuesday said the French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo.

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Germany must not end combustion engine era like UK: Foreign Minister

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany must not phase out combustion engine cars as Britain is doing, Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said on Tuesday in the wake of an emissions scandal that has damaged the reputation of the country's powerful carmakers.

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BHP pressed to quit Australian mining lobby over climate views

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - BHP on Tuesday urged shareholders to vote down a resolution aimed at getting the mining giant to quit Australia's top mining lobby group, but said it will separately review its membership of industry bodies.

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Quiet energy revolution underway in Japan as dozens of towns go off the grid

TOKYO/HIGASHI MATSUSHIMA, JAPAN (Reuters) - A northern Japanese city's efforts to rebuild its electric power system after the 2011 earthquake and tsunami mark a quiet shift away from the country's old utility model toward self-reliant, local generation and transmission.

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EU confirms reduced import duties for Argentine biodiesel

BRUSSELS, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The European Union will lower import duties on Argentine biodiesel following a World Trade Organization ruling against initial measures in place, it said on Tuesday.

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Hurricane Maria pummels Dominica, barrels toward U.S. Virgin Islands

PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria, the second major storm to hit the Caribbean this month, crept toward the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico on Tuesday after it ripped through the small island nation of Dominica, causing widespread devastation.

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China's highest-profile fugitive assailed by businessman who says he was framed for crimes

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit.

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Hurricane Maria to approach Virgin Islands by Tuesday night: NHC

(Reuters) - The eye of Category 5 hurricane Maria is moving over the Caribbean island of Dominica and is expected to approach the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico by Tuesday night and Wednesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

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Category 5 Hurricane Maria makes landfall in Dominica: NHC

(Reuters) - Maria made landfall on the Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday night as a dangerous Category 5 hurricane, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Hurricane Maria pummels small Caribbean island of Dominica as Category 5 storm

PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year plowed into the small Caribbean island of Dominica on Monday as a rare, Category 5 storm and will likely bring its roof-ripping winds, torrential rain and pounding surf later in the week to the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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METALS-London copper, zinc climb on China economy prospects

MELBOURNE, Sept 19 (Reuters) - London copper and zinc climbed on Tuesday on signs that a cooling property market in top consumer China was not derailing economic growth in the world's top metals consumer.

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Panama's president says switching China ties not 'checkbook diplomacy'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Panama's decision to ditch long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan and switch recognition to China had nothing to do with "checkbook diplomacy", its president has told Chinese state television.

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Maria intensifies to rare Category 5 hurricane in Caribbean

PONCE, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, strengthened into a rare Category 5 storm, as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico.

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Hurricane Maria now a top Category 5 storm: U.S. Hurricane Center

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria strengthened into a potentially catastrophic Category 5 hurricane at the top of the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale as it swept across the Caribbean on Monday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Trump adviser says without new terms, U.S. still leaving climate pact

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at a United Nations meeting on Monday that the United States stood by its plans to abandon the Paris climate pact unless there is a renegotiation more favorable to Washington, a step for which the international community has little appetite.

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Hurricane Maria gathers more strength on course through eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

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China-based Qudian Inc files for IPO

Sept 18 (Reuters) - China-based online credit provider Qudian Inc said on Monday it has filed for an initial public offering of up to $750 million of class A ordinary shares represented by American Depository Shares (ADSs), according to an SEC filing.

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Maria strengthens into dangerous Category 4 hurricane: U.S. NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria has intensified into an extremely dangerous Category 4 hurricane on the five-step Saffir-Simpson wind scale and is expected to strengthen further, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Monday.

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In lawsuit, Sierra Club claims U.S. EPA violates information access law

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Sierra Club sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency in federal court on Monday over what it says is the regulator's failure to respond to information and records requests under transparency laws, court papers show.

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Strengthening Hurricane Maria rages through eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month.

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Caribbean faces another major hurricane as Maria bears down

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - A string of eastern Caribbean islands faced their second major storm of the month on Monday as Hurricane Maria barreled toward them with 120 mile-per-hour (195 kph) winds, heavy rains and dangerous storm surges.

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Florida's insured losses from Irma total nearly $2 billion to date

(Reuters) - Florida policyholders so far have filed nearly $2 billion in claims to insurers for damage from Hurricane Irma, the state's insurance regulator said on Monday.

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Maria becomes major hurricane, powers through Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared toward the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second major storm this month.

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Trump adviser says U.S. still leaving Paris climate pact

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday that the United States stands by its plans to abandon the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation favorable to Washington, a step for which the international community has little appetite.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-ChemChina gave up Pirelli control to show its market friendly face - Pirelli CEO

MILAN, Sept 18 (Reuters) - State-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) will give up control of Pirelli as part of the Italian tyremaker's return to the bourse to show Beijing has a market friendly approach to investments in Europe, Pirelli's chief executive said on Monday.

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Hurricane Maria gains strength, bears down on Caribbean islands

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria picked up strength and roared towards the Leeward Islands on Monday on a track that could whip several eastern Caribbean islands with their second powerful storm this month.

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At U.N., Trump adviser says U.S. still leaving Paris climate pact

NEW YORK (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's top economic adviser said at the United Nations on Monday the United States had not changed its plans to withdraw from the Paris climate pact without a renegotiation favorable to Washington, with little appetite for such a step in the international community.

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Merkel silent on finance ministry speculation at Schaeuble's birthday bash

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel lauded her veteran finance minister Wolfgang Schaeuble at a birthday party in his honor on Monday, as a potential coalition partner laid claim to his ministry as their price for keeping her in power.

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China to amend party constitution at October congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party is expected to amend its constitution at a key party congress next month, state media said on Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping aims to enshrine his guiding ideological doctrine in the charter.

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Kuwait tackles another offshore oil spill: state news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Major oil exporter Kuwait is dealing with another crude oil spill off its southern coast, state news agency KUNA said on Monday, the latest in a series of unexplained leaks in the Gulf Arab state in recent months.

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China Communist Party complains about 'fabricated' Twitter account

BEIJING (Reuters) - The youth wing of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday said it had complained to social network Twitter about a fake account set up in its name that has tweeted sarcastic comments about the Communist Party.

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China Communist Party complains about "fabricated" Twitter account

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The youth wing of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday said it had complained to social network Twitter about a fake account set up in its name that has tweeted sarcastic comments about the Communist Party.

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China plans four-month crackdown to protect foreign investors' intellectual property rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry on Monday uneveiled a four-month crackdown, running from September until the end of 2017, to protect the intellectual property rights of companies with foreign investors.

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Tropical Depression Lee to weaken into remnant low off Cape Verde: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical Depression Lee is expected to degenerate into a remnant low over the Atlantic by Monday night, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Jose expected to remain a hurricane through Tuesday: NHC

(Reuters) - Jose is seen weakening over the next couple of days but is still expected to retain its hurricane strength through Tuesday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-China welcomes EU decision on solar panel import prices

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday a European Union move to reduce the minimum price imposed on imported Chinese solar panels as a "positive step" and that it hoped that duties would end as soon as possible.

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China expresses concern over EU push to curb foreign takeovers

BEIJING (Reuters) - China expressed concern on Monday over a proposal by European Commission chief Jean-Claude Juncker to limit its ability to buy up European companies in the infrastructure, hi-tech manufacturing and energy industries.

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China's Commerce Ministry says EU solar panel decision is a "positive step"

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday that the European Union's decision to lower the minimum price for imported Chinese solar panels is a "positive step" for market normalization.

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France plans new incentives to phase out polluting vehicles

PARIS (Reuters) - The French government is planning a series of new incentives and taxes to phase out polluting vehicles and to boost energy-saving insulation in houses, the environment minister said.

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Chinese capital plans full ban on older diesel trucks

(Reuters) - China's capital Beijing plans to ban all diesel trucks from the city with an emission standard of "national 3" from Sept. 21, 2019, state media reported on Monday that cites a government document.

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Late summer rains, private food supplies limit impact of North Korea drought

SEOUL (Reuters) - Late summer rains and the growing importance of privately produced crops mean North Korea will likely avoid acute food shortages this year despite earlier fears of drought and mounting international sanctions, defectors and experts say.

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China, Russia begin naval drills near North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Russia began naval drills near North Korea on Monday amid continuing tensions over the isolated state's nuclear ambitions and ahead of a United Nations General Assembly meeting this week, where North Korea is likely to loom large.

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UPDATE 2-China's Fosun Pharma to buy smaller stake in India's Gland Pharma for $1.1 bln

* Deal no longer needs Indian govt nod, seen closing in 2 weeks

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UPDATE 2-China home price growth cools further in August as curbs bear down

* Aug home prices continue to moderate but no signs of sharp drop

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China will step up supervision of overseas investment risks - insurance regulator

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will strengthen its supervision of overseas investment risks and capital flows from insurance funds, the insurance regulator said on Monday, adding that it will urge companies to improve their risk monitoring systems.

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Hurricane Maria expected to strengthen near Leeward Islands: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Maria is expected to intensify as it moves near the Leeward Islands, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Sunday.

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GM, China JV to recall over 2.5 million vehicles over airbags: watchdog

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - General Motors and its joint venture in China, Shanghai GM, will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles due to faulty airbag inflators, China's top quality watchdog as said.

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GM, China JV to recall over 2.5 mln vehicles over airbags - watchdog

SHANGHAI, Sept 18 (Reuters) - General Motors and its joint venture in China, Shanghai GM, will recall more than 2.5 million vehicles due to faulty airbag inflators, China's top quality watchdog as said.

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Hurricane Maria threatens weary Caribbean with more destruction

(Reuters) - A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane on Sunday and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night.

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Weary Caribbean eyes second hurricane as many weeks

(Reuters) - A second powerful storm in as many weeks was bearing down on a string of battered Caribbean islands on Sunday, with forecasters saying that Maria had strengthened into a hurricane and would intensify before hitting the Leeward Islands on Monday night.

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Storm kills eight in Romania, damage hits Serbia, Croatia

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A strong storm killed eight people and injured at least 67 in western Romania on Sunday as winds of up to 100 kph (over 60 mph) also brought destruction to parts of Serbia and Croatia, officials said.

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Storms tear through western Romania, five dead, dozens injured

BUCHAREST (Reuters) - A strong storm tore through western Romania on Sunday, killing five people and injuring dozens as it snapped trees, ripped off roofs and smashed into road signs, emergency services officials said.

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Tillerson says U.S. could stay in Paris climate accord

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States could remain in the Paris climate accord under the right conditions, Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

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Earthquake hits off Papua New Guinea

LONDON (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.9 earthquake hit off the coast of Papua New Guinea in the early hours of Monday local time, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center said.

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Caribbean braces again as Maria could become hurricane on Sunday

(Reuters) - Tropical Storm Maria was expected to reach hurricane status later on Sunday, and hurricane watches were in effect for several Caribbean islands, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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Chinese capital bans winter construction to improve air quality

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing will suspend construction of major public projects in the city this winter in an effort to improve the capital's notorious air quality, official media said on Sunday, citing the municipal commission of housing and urban-rural development.

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Protesters set to rally against Australia's biggest coal project

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Environmental activists are due to start a week of protests on Sunday against a major coal mining project they say will damage Australia's Great Barrier Reef and contribute to global warming.

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Weaker Typhoon Talim disrupts transport in southwestern Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Southwestern parts of Japan faced flight cancellations, train disruptions and felled power lines on Sunday as Typhoon Talim, now a tropical storm, made landfall on the southern island of Kyushu and brought heavy rains and high winds.

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UPDATE 2-China's Zhongwang, Aleris extend merger deadline amid US probe

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Zhongwang USA, an investment firm backed by a Chinese aluminium tycoon, and its acquisition target Aleris Corp have decided to extend a deadline to complete their merger by two weeks, according to representatives of the two companies.

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Real Madrid adds lustre to China's wannabe 'Orlando' tourist hub

HENGQIN, China (Reuters) - Just a stone's throw across a narrow waterway from the world's largest gambling hub Macau, a former oyster farming island is being transformed into China's newest tourism haven.

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Hurricane Jose staying off U.S. East Coast as Storm Maria forms

(Reuters) - Hurricane Jose is expected to pass east of the North Carolina coast on Monday and remain off the U.S. East Coast from Virginia to New England, while Tropical Storm Maria formed and is forecast to become a hurricane early next week, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

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U.S. attends meeting on Paris climate accord, still plans to withdraw

MONTREAL (Reuters) - The United States attended a Saturday meeting of ministers from more than 30 of the nations that signed the Paris climate-change agreement, though the White House issued a statement saying it will stick with plans to pull out of the deal.

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U.N. provides Cuba with food aid after Irma rips up coast

HAVANA (Reuters) - The United Nations' World Food Programme said on Saturday it was launching a $5.7 million operation in Cuba to help feed nearly 700,000 people in areas most affected by Hurricane Irma.

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After Irma ravages Havana, city highlights housing replacement drive

HAVANA (Reuters) - After Hurricane Irma wrought havoc on Havana's decrepit buildings and killed four in building collapses there, city authorities held a rare media briefing to stress they were prioritizing solving the capital's longstanding housing needs.

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Norma weakens to tropical storm as it nears Mexico's Baja peninsula

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Norma weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon as it approached the southernmost reaches of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Nations meet in Montreal to discuss progress on climate-change deal

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Officials from more than 30 nations that signed onto a 2015 landmark pact to fight climate change gathered in Montreal on Saturday, their first meeting since the United States last month gave formal notice it would pull out of the Paris agreement.

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Tropical Storm Lee forms in Atlantic Ocean: NHC

(Reuters) - A weather system about 655 miles (1,055 km) west-southwest of the Cabo Verde islands has strengthened to become Tropical Storm Lee, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

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Hurricane Jose's center seen staying off U.S. East Coast: NHC

(Reuters) - Hurricane Jose's center is forecast to pass well east of the North Caroline coast on Monday and to remain offshore from Virginia to New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 1-China's Zhongwang, Aleris extend merger deadline amid smuggling claims

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Zhongwang USA, an investment firm backed by a Chinese aluminium tycoon, and its acquisition target Aleris Corp have decided to extend a deadline to complete their merger by two weeks, according to representatives of the two companies.

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Protest seeks shutdown of Atlantic salmon farms in Washington state

(Reuters) - Activists in Washington state plan to launch a protest flotilla on Saturday in the Pacific Ocean's Puget Sound over the accidental release of tens of thousands of farm-raised Atlantic salmon that they say threaten dwindling stocks of wild fish.

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Tropical storm warning issued for southern Baja California

(Reuters) - A tropical storm warning was issued on Saturday for the southern Baja California peninsula as Hurricane Norma churns in the Pacific Ocean, the National Hurricane Center said.

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Simone Rocha on the Importance of Comfortable Shoes

Other secrets from inside her all-female studio include how she creates a collection and what her father taught her.

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Weakening Typhoon Talim brings heavy rain to southwestern Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Southwestern parts of Japan were bracing on Saturday for further heavy rain and high winds as Typhoon Talim moved closer to the country's main islands, having forced the evacuation of more than 200,000 people in China earlier this week.

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China's Zhongwang, Aleris extend merger deadline amid smuggling claims

BEIJING, Sept 16 (Reuters) - Chinese-owned aluminium firm Zhongwang USA and its acquisition target Aleris Corp have decided to extend a deadline to complete their merger by two weeks, according to representatives of the two companies.

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Storm Norma becomes hurricane in Pacific off Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Storm Norma became a hurricane on Friday evening as it barreled towards the southernmost reaches of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Jose strengthens to hurricane again, goes up off East Coast: NHC

(Reuters) - Jose regained hurricane strength in the Atlantic Ocean on Friday and might possibly threaten New York and New England, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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NHC says 70 percent chance of tropical storm near Windward islands

(Reuters) - A tropical wave about 1,100 miles (1,770 km) east of the Windward islands has a 70 percent chance of tropical storm formation in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Friday.

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Norway's Scatec Solar in talks to boost Iran's solar power

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Scatec Solar is in talks to build its first solar power plants in Iran, its chief executive told Reuters, joining a wave of foreign energy firms looking to invest in the oil major.

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What crackdown? Expect more China deals, bankers say

SINGAPORE, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China will remain a major source of deals as local firms invest overseas and foreign companies put money into the world's second-largest economy, despite a government crackdown on splashy acquisitions, bankers and investors said.

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Oil and chemical spills from Hurricane Harvey big, but dwarfed by Katrina

NEW YORK/BOSTON (Reuters) - More than 22,000 barrels of oil, refined fuels and chemicals spilled at sites across Texas in the wake of Hurricane Harvey, along with millions of cubic feet of natural gas and hundreds of tons of other toxic substances, a Reuters review of company reports to the U.S. Coast Guard shows.

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Trade Imbalance: The Minuscule Importance of Manufacturing in Far-Right Politics

In both the United States and Europe, far-right voters are far more likely to express concerns about immigration and race than trade.

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Storm Jose likely to strengthen into hurricane: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Jose is expected to strengthen into a hurricane later on Friday, bringing "high surfs and life threatening rip currents" along sections of the United States east coast, the National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Typhoon tears across Vietnam, skirting key coffee region

HA TINH, Vietnam (Reuters) - Typhoon Doksuri tore a destructive path across central Vietnam on Friday, flooding hundreds of thousands of homes, whipping off roofs and knocking out power in the country's most powerful storm in years.

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China green car pivot will need state support, GM chief says

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's big push towards new-energy vehicles (NEV) will require government backing to win over consumers, Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co, said on Friday, amid broader industry concerns over tough NEV quotas in the market.

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China green car pivot will need state support, GM chief says

SHANGHAI, Sept 15 (Reuters) - China's big push towards new-energy vehicles (NEV) will require government backing to win over consumers, Mary Barra, chief executive of General Motors Co , said on Friday, amid broader industry concerns over tough NEV quotas in the market.

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China body calls digital tokens risky, two bitcoin platforms to shut

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A senior executive at China's state-backed internet finance body said on Friday "stateless" digital tokens such as bitcoin posed risks as they could be used for illegal actions, and rules are needed to support the development of "legal" digital currencies.