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Trump: I should have left UCLA players in China jail

President Donald Trump on Sunday shot back at Lavar Ball, the father of one of the UCLA basketball players arrested in China, for belittling the President's role in the students' release.

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Trump says he should have left UCLA players in jail in China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Twitter on Sunday he should have left in jail the three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting after the father of one of the players questioned Trump's role in their release.

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Fifteen dead in food aid stampede in Morocco: ministry

RABAT (Reuters) - Fifteen people were killed and five more injured when a stampede broke out in the Moroccan town of Sidi Boulaalam on Sunday as food aid was being distributed in a market, the Interior Ministry said.

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Strong earthquake strikes east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean 42 miles (67 km) east-northeast of Tadine in New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.

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China pledges another three years of 'toilet revolution' to boost tourism

BEIJING (Reuters) - China announced on Sunday plans to build and upgrade 64,000 public toilets between 2018 to 2020 as part of its "toilet revolution" aimed at boosting tourism and lifting the...

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.4 strikes near New Caledonia: USGS

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

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China military sets up website to report leaks, fake news

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military on Sunday launched a website inviting the public to report leaks and fake news, as well as illegal online activities by military personnel, the latest step in a push to ensure Communist Party control over the internet.

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Driverless cars set for UK budget boost: finance ministry

LONDON (Reuters) - British finance minister Philip Hammond's budget statement this week will include measures to encourage the development of driverless and electric cars, artificial intelligence and telecommunications, the finance ministry said on Sunday.

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Trump's delay on importing heads of hunted elephants surprises administration staff

President Donald Trump's move late Friday night to postpone a decision to allow the import of elephant hunting trophies from two African countries came as a surprise not only to interest groups, but also the US Fish and Wildlife Service employees who oversaw the proposed change in policy, a source with knowledge of the agency's process told CNN.

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China wants Bangladesh, Myanmar to solve Rohingya crisis bilaterally

DHAKA (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday urged Bangladesh and Myanmar resolve the Rohingya crisis through bilateral negotiations instead of an international initiative.

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In China, an Education in Dating

A new type of coach teaches courtship in a country where the one-child policy left a deficit of women and where flirting remains relatively new.

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UPDATE 2-SouthGobi Resources says CEO arrested in China

* Aminbuhe arrested on Oct. 11, detained in Rizhao - SouthGobi

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

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China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

BEIJING, Nov 18 (Reuters) - China Citic Bank Corp and search engine giant Baidu Inc launched on Saturday a direct banking joint venture, dubbed AiBank, to capitalise on China's rapidly growing fintech sector.

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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons.

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Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

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

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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Friday he is putting a decision to allow imports of elephant trophies on hold until he can "review all conservation facts."

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For Now, Trump to Keep Ban on Importing Elephant Trophies

The president reversed his own administration’s decision in an evening tweet, prohibiting trophies of killed elephants from being brought into the country.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes southern China: USGS

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

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Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Neb. (Reuters) - A major oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota helped push U.S. crude prices higher on Friday, while fueling opposition to another pipeline project by owner TransCanada Corp that faces a crunch decision in Nebraska next week.

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North Korea says China envoy stressed stance to 'develop traditional relations': KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said China's special envoy arrived in Pyongyang on Friday, and met with high-ranking North Korean official Choe Ryong Hae, the North's official KCNA news agency said on Saturday.

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White House seeks $44 billion hurricane aid, far short of requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those hurt by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands, far short of the aid some officials have called for.

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German justice ministry urges ban on Kuwait Airways over Israel issue

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable.

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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White House seeks $44 billion in hurricane aid from U.S. Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House on Friday said it had asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by the recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the U.S. Virgin Islands.

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

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

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South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - Canadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota as officials in Nebraska mulled whether to approve another pipeline proposed by the company.

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White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Friday it had it asked Congress for $44 billion in supplemental disaster assistance to help those affected by recent hurricanes that hit Puerto Rico, Texas, Florida and the Virgin Islands.

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China fills part of U.S. void on climate without dominating talks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - China has filled some of the void on climate change leadership left by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to quit the 2015 Paris climate pact by curbing its own greenhouse emissions and it has done so without seeking to dominate the talks, delegates said.

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Nations keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations made progress toward keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw.

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Electric cars not ready for mass production yet: Toyota chairman to Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Battery-powered cars are not ready for mass production yet, the chairman of Japan's Toyota Motor Corp told a German magazine, adding that he did not see U.S. electric vehicle pioneer Tesla as a role model.

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China's connection to the Zimbabwe 'coup'

A visit by Zimbabwean army commander Constantino Chiwenga to China would not normally be seen as unusual, given Beijing's status as Zimbabwe's largest foreign investor and longtime ally.

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Three Yemen cities run out of clean water due to lack of fuel for pumps: ICRC

GENEVA (Reuters) - Three cities in Yemen have run out of clean water because a blockade by a Saudi-led coalition has cut imports of fuel needed for pumping and sanitation, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) said on Friday.

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After ditching Taiwan, China says Panama will get the help it needs

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will provide Panama with whatever help it needs after the Central American country ditched long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan in June, a senior Chinese diplomat said on Friday after talks between the two countries' presidents.

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate $15 trillion asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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Flat tyre? China bike sharing boom shows signs of strain

SHANGHAI, Nov 17 (Reuters) - China's bike sharing bubble is showing signs of strain, after the country's third largest firm said it was going under.

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank on Friday issued sweeping guidelines to tighten rules on asset management business, the latest step by Beijing to fend off systemic risks in the country's...

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China's central bank tightens guidelines on asset management products

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank issued on Friday draft guidelines to tighten regulations on financial institutions' asset management business, a key component of the country's rampantly...

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China faces waste hangover after Singles' Day buying binge

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Singles' Day online discount sales bonanza on Saturday saw bargain-hungry buyers spend over $38 billion, flooding the postal and courier businesses with around 331 million packages - and leaving an estimated 160,000 tonnes of packaging waste.

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BRIEF-Medical Australia says court approved ICU Medical's offer to buy co

* Federal Court of Australia approves scheme of arrangement under which ICU Medical Inc to buy all shares on issue in MLA​

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GM's Cadillac expects China sales to jump 60 percent in 2017

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors' Cadillac luxury brand expects its China sales to surge 60 percent in 2017, faster than it had projected at the start of the year, on strong demand from younger buyers, the brand's country chief said.

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AUTOSHOW-GM's Cadillac expects China sales to jump 60 pct in 2017

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING, Nov 17 (Reuters) - General Motors' Cadillac luxury brand expects its China sales to surge 60 percent in 2017, faster than it had projected at the start of the year, on strong demand from younger buyers, the brand's country chief said.

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China's average air quality worsens in October on the year

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Average air quality in 338 Chinese cities worsened in October, the environment ministry said on Friday, despite the launch of a six-month winter campaign to cut emissions in northern regions.

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Daimler to invest $755 million in China for electric car, battery production: executive

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - Germany's Daimler AG plans to invest 5 billion yuan ($755 million) in China for factory capacity to manufacture electric cars and the batteries that power them, part of an effort to help its Mercedes-Benz and Smart brands comply with the country's green car production and sales quotas.

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Turkey's Erdogan says wants Akkuyu nuclear plant foundations laid by end-November: papers

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan wants the foundations to be laid for the Akkuyu nuclear plant in southern Turkey by the end of this month, Yeni Safak and other newspapers cited him as telling reporters during a visit to Qatar.

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Glowing profile cracks door open on private life of China's Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A workaholic keen swimmer with an extensive knowledge of foreign literature -- China's state news agency Xinhua on Friday cracked open the door to President Xi Jinping's private life in an unusual and glowing profile.

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China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

Fans of Italy’s A.C. Milan greeted its new owner as a savior. Today, as the debt-burdened team bleeds money, questions swirl around its new benefactor.

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Japan health ministry to water down proposal on restaurant smoking: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's health ministry is likely to drastically water down a proposal restricting smoking in restaurants, media said on Friday, a move that risks Tokyo becoming one of the unhealthiest hosts of the Olympic Games hosts in years.

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China minister warns against seduction of values by Western nations

BEIJING (Reuters) - Western countries are trying to push their culture and political values onto others, seducing them into abandoning their own, China's propaganda chief warned on Friday, saying the country must follow its own path.

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Toyota to consider selling locally-developed EVs in China

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp will consider selling in China all-electric battery car models developed by its two local joint ventures, the automaker said on Friday in a press release.

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METALS-Nickel prices drop on worries China steel demand is losing its shine

SYDNEY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Shanghai nickel prices fell on Friday on worries about growth in Chinese steel markets, with the sector heading into a low consumption period over winter.

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Nissan's Infiniti to start producing new SUV in China next year

BEIJING (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co's premium brand Infiniti will start producing a new crossover SUV in China next year, using existing manufacturing capacity in the northeastern city of Dalian. 

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20 percent chance of cyclone across southwest and central Caribbean sea: NHC

(Reuters) - An elongated area of low pressure from southwest to northeast across the southwestern and central Caribbean Sea has a 20 percent chance of turning into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

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High School Teams Head to China, Mixing Basketball and Business

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

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White House says elephant trophy decision not yet finalized

(Reuters) - The White House on Thursday said it had not yet finalized a decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring the endangered animals home as trophies, a move that had outraged U.S. conservation groups.

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

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

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Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

(Reuters) - Conservation groups on Thursday decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

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Trump elephant trophy-hunting move sparks stampede of outrage

(Reuters) - Conservation groups decried U.S. President Donald Trump's decision this week to allow trophy hunters who kill elephants in two African countries to bring home the endangered animals' tusks or other body parts as trophies.

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Poland aims to sign global climate deal amendment this year

WARSAW (Reuters) - Coal-reliant Poland aims to ratify an amendment to the Kyoto Protocol on carbon emissions this year, making it possible for the European Union to back the pact unanimously, the country's environment ministry said on Thursday.

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Nineteen nations say they'll use more bioenergy to slow climate change

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - China and 18 other nations representing half the world's population said on Thursday they planned to increase the use of wood and other plant matter from sustainable sources to generate energy as part of efforts to limit climate change.

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Climate change denial or indifference are 'perverse attitudes': pope

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Denying climate change or being indifferent to its effects are "perverse attitudes" that block research and dialogue aimed at protecting the future of the planet, Pope Francis said on Thursday.

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Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Top cocoa producer Ivory Coast will launch an operation to expel thousands of illegal farmers from the Goin-Debe forest reserve, the West African nation's largest, a government spokesman said on Thursday.

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Hong Kong IPO surge challenges New York in battle for China listings

HONG KONG (Reuters) - It's not often Hong Kong can boast hotter initial public offerings than New York, but some recent deals and a potential pipeline of big Chinese tech floats suggest a shift in the balance between the two fundraising rivals.

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U.S. jobless claims unexpectedly rise; import prices up modestly

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits unexpectedly rose last week in part as a backlog of applications from Puerto Rico continued to be processed, but the underlying trend pointed to tightening labor market conditions.

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Trump acknowledges thanks from UCLA players released from China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday acknowledged the thanks he received from three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China for shoplifting and were released after he raised the case with his Chinese counterpart.

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China cyber watchdog rejects censorship critics, says internet must be 'orderly'

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's top cyber authority on Thursday rejected a recent report ranking it last out of 65 countries for press freedom, saying the internet must be "orderly" and the international community should join it in addressing fake news and other cyber issues.

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Ships will be 'unseaworthy' if miss sulfur emission rule: IMO

LONDON (Reuters) - Ships which do not meet cuts to the amount of sulfur they can burn in their engines risk being declared "unseaworthy", the International Maritime Organization (IMO) said on Thursday.

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Twenty countries join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Twenty countries and two U.S. states have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, environment ministers said on Thursday.

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India tells top utility to mix crop residue with coal to reduce New Delhi smog

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India directed its largest utility NTPC Ltd to blend crop residue with coal at its power plants, in a bid to reduce stubble burning on agricultural lands which is clouding New Delhi with smog.

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BRIEF-Bridge Bancorp says State Charter approved Bridgehampton National Bank to become BNB Bank

* Bridge Bancorp Inc - ‍approval of application filed by Bridgehampton National Bank with New York State Department of Financial Services

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China's Xi speaks with Saudi king: state media

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping spoke with Saudi Arabia's King Salman by telephone on Thursday, Chinese state media reported.

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VW's $12 billion plan for electric cars in China

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At least 15 states join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - At least 15 countries have joined an international alliance to phase out coal from power generation before 2030, delegates at U.N. climate talks in Bonn said on Thursday.

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China pushes Hong Kong not to 'shirk duty' to enact contentious security law

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Chinese official admonished Hong Kong on Thursday for failing to introduce a national security law, ramping up pressure on the former British colony to enact the contentious Article 23 that critics say will further choke its freedoms.

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Visit an Austrian Village, Replicated in China

Enter Hallstatt, Austria, a small town in the Alps, and its replica in southern China in 360 video. Explore the towns’ more-than-similar architectural features.

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Few banks seen queuing for China's red carpet invite

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China stunned the finance world last week when it unveiled plans to allow foreign control of its financial institutions. Few bankers thought their long-held dream of better access to the world's largest banking market was within reach.

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'We're praying' - Officials say India will not act on smog this year

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - As pollution level climbed to 12 times above the recommended limit this week in India's capital, government officials said they knew what was needed to control the smoky haze, but nothing would be done, at least this year.

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

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

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China says 'dual suspension' proposal still best for North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday a "dual suspension" proposal to handle North Korea was still the best option, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had rejected a "freeze for freeze" agreement.

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China's banking regulator plans to tighten shareholder rules

BEIJING/SHANGHAI, Nov 16 (Reuters) - China's banking regulator on Thursday published draft rules that increase scrutiny over the relationship between commercial lenders and their shareholders, the latest in a slew of measures taken by Beijing to bolster supervision of its financial system.

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China, Philippines agree to avoid force in South China Sea dispute

BEIJING/MANILA (Reuters) - China and the Philippines have agreed to avoid force to resolve their differences over the South China Sea, according to a joint statement issued on Thursday by China at the end of a visit to Manila by Chinese Premier Li Keqiang.

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Seeing U.S. in Retreat Under Trump, Japan and China Move to Mend Ties

With President Trump creating unease in Asia, two longtime adversaries inch toward a possible rapprochement that reflects a shifting power balance.

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US to allow imports of elephant trophies from Zimbabwe, Zambia

US authorities will remove restrictions on importing African elephant trophies from Zimbabwe and Zambia.

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Volkswagen Group earmarking $11.8 billion to develop, build China electric cars

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen Group plans to spend 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) by 2025 to develop and manufacture so-called new-energy vehicles (NEVs), the group's China chief Jochem Heizmann told Reuters on Thursday.

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Senior China minister says some officials practice sorcery

BEIJING (Reuters) - Some top Chinese officials are guilty of practicing sorcery and would rather believe in gurus and Western concepts of democracy than the Communist Party, a senior minister wrote on Thursday, warning of the danger they presented to its survival.

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China's Yixin Group rises 32 percent in Hong Kong debut

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in Yixin Group Ltd , China's largest online car retailer, gained as much as 32 percent on their trading debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, benefiting from rising enthusiasm for technology stocks in the Asian financial hub.

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Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Software maker Oracle Corp is backing bipartisan legislation that aims to toughen foreign investment rules amid increasing concern over Chinese efforts to buy U.S. high-tech companies, according to a letter seen by Reuters on Wednesday.

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

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

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U.S. biofuels policy contributes to global warming: study

(Reuters) - U.S. renewable fuel mandates are contributing to global warming, boosting carbon emissions as farmers turn carbon-rich areas like wetlands and forests into cropland to grow corn, soy and wheat for biofuels production, a study presented on Wednesday said.

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UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three UCLA basketball players who had been detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting admitted on Wednesday that they stole items from three stores, and they thanked U.S. President Donald Trump for his help in winning their release.

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

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

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U.C.L.A. Suspends 3 Players; They Admitted to Shoplifting in China

LiAngelo Ball, Cody Riley and Jalen Hill, detained in China for shoplifting, were released after President Trump interceded with President Xi Jinping.

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UCLA players arrested in China are suspended

(Breaking news update, posted at 2:43 p.m. ET)

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U.S. Senate panel advances quest for oil in Arctic refuge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drilling in a vast Alaskan wildlife refuge moved a step closer to reality on Wednesday after the U.S. Senate energy and natural resources panel voted 13-10 to open part of the reserve coveted by conservationists.

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Exclusive: Britain, Canada ally to boost support for global coal phase-out

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Britain and Canada will urge nations at U.N. climate talks on Thursday to join them in a global alliance to phase out coal, a letter seen by Reuters shows, defying U.S. lobbying in favor of the fossil fuel at the same event.

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after Trump quits

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to combat global warming after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement.

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At least 15 dead in flash floods on Greek coast

MANDRA, Greece (Reuters) - Flash floods killed at least 15 people, made scores homeless and destroyed infrastructure in Greece on Wednesday after a raging torrent inundated two coastal towns west of Athens following a night of heavy rain.

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METALS-Base metals slide as China data hints at slowdown

* GRAPHIC-2017 asset returns: http://tmsnrt.rs/2jvdmXl (Updates with official midday prices)

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Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

LINCOLN, Nebraska/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Opponents of TransCanada's Keystone XL pipeline have launched a last-minute public relations blitz before Nebraska regulators weigh in on its route next week in the last big regulatory hurdle for the long-delayed project.

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after US pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany and France promised to limit the use of coal on Wednesday and urged more global action to limit climate change after U.S. President Donald Trump pulled out of the 2015 Paris agreement.

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Flash floods kill at least 10 in downpour near Athens

MANDRA, Greece (Reuters) - At least 10 people died in flash floods in Greece on Wednesday in the most deadly such incident in recent years when a torrent of red mud swept through towns west of the capital Athens after heavy rain, authorities said.

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Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

WARSAW/LONDON (Reuters) - "Whenever you need energy, just give us a call," U.S. President Donald Trump said on a visit to Poland in the summer. Now, with winter setting in, Warsaw is taking him up on the offer.

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EU ministers to look at climate deal amendment options without Poland: sources

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - The EU may need to find a way to ratify the global agreement that governs cuts in greenhouse gas emissions over the next three years without Poland, whose widespread use of coal to generate power may scupper its involvement, EU sources said.

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South Korea postpones university exam after rare earthquake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea postponed its annual university entrance exam by a week on Wednesday after a rare earthquake rattled the country, shaking buildings and causing damage but no deaths.

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BRIEF-ChinaNet Online Holdings Q3 loss per share $0.17 from continuing operations

* ChinaNet Online Holdings reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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Senate panel set to advance quest for oil in Arctic refuge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Oil drilling in a vast Alaskan wildlife refuge could move a step closer to reality on Wednesday as a Senate panel votes to open part of the reserve coveted by conservationists.

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Green bond deals hit record $100 billion in year to date: data

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Global green bond deals will top the $100 billion mark on Thursday and hit a new record, putting them on track to reach $130 billion by the end of the year, data from the Climate Bonds Initiative (CBI) showed.

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Climate action by China, India to offset Trump: study

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Global warming is likely to be slightly less severe than previously expected thanks to stronger climate policies by China and India that will offset less U.S. action under President Donald Trump, a study showed on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-China Green Agriculture says‍ expects revenue of $58 mln to $65 mln in Q2 2018

* China Green Agriculture Inc says‍ expects revenue of $58 million to $65 million in Q2 2018 - SEC filing

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China villagers hail first gas-fired heat for winter, but balk at higher bills

BEIJING (Reuters) - For 53-year-old Wang Ying, a resident of a rural village near Beijing, clean-burning fuel to take the chill off winter has finally arrived, but it comes at a higher cost.

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At least five die in flash floods near Athens: fire brigade

ATHENS (Reuters) - At least five people died on Wednesday after a sudden downpour overnight in towns near Athens flooded roads and trapped residents in their homes and cars.

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Philippines' Duterte lauds China's help at 'crucial moment' in Marawi battle

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Wednesday heaped praise on visiting Chinese Premier Li Keqiang for what he said was China's "critical" role in expediting the end of a five-month war with Islamist insurgents in a Philippine town.

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India advances launch of Euro-VI fuels for smog-hit Delhi

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India advanced the rollout of cleaner Euro-VI compliant fuels in Delhi by two years on Wednesday to reduce high pollution levels in the capital city.

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Red or dead: China shoot-em-up video game plays up socialist values

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - A popular Chinese video game, which involves battling other players with a variety of weapons, is showing off its red credentials after recent criticism by regulators of violent games in the world's biggest gaming market.

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At least two die as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing at least two people, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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

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

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One dead as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing one woman, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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UPDATE 2-Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 mln

* Cardinal Health put business up for sale due to rule changes

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South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - A rare earthquake of magnitude 5.4 rattled South Korea on Wednesday, its second most powerful quake on record, shaking buildings but causing no major damage or injuries.

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North Korean defector begs China to free his family

A North Korean defector is begging the Chinese government to free his wife and son after they were detained by Chinese authorities while attempting to flee from North Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

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Downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded a town near Athens on Wednesday, trapping people in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 million from Tencent

BEIJING (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 mln from Tencent

BEIJING, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Maoyan, one of China's biggest online ticketing platforms, on Wednesday said it has secured 1 billion yuan ($150.82 million) in funding from internet giant Tencent Holdings Ltd, valuing the company at 20 billion yuan.

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China pig herd shrinks further in October: agriculture ministry

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's pig herd shrank in October by the most in close to two years, said the agriculture ministry on Wednesday, amid a crackdown on farm pollution that has forced hundreds of thousands of farms to close in the past year.

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UPDATE 1-Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 mln

* Cardinal Health put business up for sale due to rule changes

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China says Catalonia situation shows Taiwan independence effort doomed to fail

BEIJING (Reuters) - The failure of Catalonia's effort to declare independence shows that Taiwan independence is also doomed to fail as national unity is paramount for all countries, a Chinese official said on Wednesday.

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Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 million

(Reuters) - State-owned Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to acquire Cardinal Health Inc's China business, one of the nation's largest drug distributors, for $557 million.

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Shanghai Pharma buys U.S. Cardinal Health's China business for $557 mln

Nov 15 (Reuters) - State-owned Shanghai Pharmaceuticals Holding Co has agreed to acquire Cardinal Health Inc's China business, one of the nation's largest drug distributors, for $557 million.

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

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

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

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

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Student-athletes accused of shoplifting in China arrive back in US

Three UCLA basketball players accused of shoplifting in China last week returned to Los Angeles on Tuesday.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: China Could Sell Trump the Brooklyn Bridge

The president got played in his trade talks in Beijing last week.

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Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt quest for Arctic refuge oil

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

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BRIEF-Cardinal Health to sell its china business to Shanghai Pharma for $1.2 bln‍​

* Cardinal health signs definitive agreement to sell its china business to Shanghai Pharma

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Apple leads way in tracing cobalt from Congo, Microsoft lags: Amnesty

LONDON (Reuters) - Apple is leading the way in tracing cobalt used in its electronics to ensure the metal has not been mined by children in Democratic Republic of Congo while Microsoft is lagging, Amnesty International said.

China nytimes.com

Why China Wants to Lead on Climate, but Clings to Coal (for Now)

Emissions are rising in China. Still, it’s on track to meet the commitments it made under the Paris climate accord.

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China's top climate official rules out carbon futures, tax: media

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top climate official has ruled out any immediate introduction of carbon futures as well as a carbon tax to help the country finance efforts to cut climate-warming greenhouse gases, the official China News Service reported late on Tuesday.

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European insurers lead U.S. rivals in coal exit: campaign group

LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers have pulled $20 billion out of coal investments, but most are European and none of the top nine U.S. insurers has taken "meaningful action", campaign group Unfriend Coal said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-China Finance Online reports Q3 2017 results

* China Finance Online reports third quarter and first nine months of 2017 unaudited financial results

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Jane Goodall urges U.S. Senate to halt push to drill in Arctic refuge

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - British primatologist Jane Goodall sent a letter to every U.S. senator on Tuesday urging them to oppose a push in the U.S. Congress to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge, a region environmentalists say is one of the world's last paradises.

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Turkey 'appalled' by U.S. stance on IS withdrawal from Raqqa: ministry

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey on Tuesday said it was appalled by the approach of the U.S. Department of Defense towards an agreement between the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia and Islamic State to withdraw Islamic State militants from the Syrian city of Raqqa.

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

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

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Syria formally joins Paris climate agreement: U.N.

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

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

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

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Iran quake survivors complain of slow aid effort, battle freezing cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Exhausted and exposed to freezing cold, survivors of a weekend earthquake in western Iran begged authorities for food and shelter on Tuesday, saying aid was slow to reach them.

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Germany, Britain inject $153 million in Amazon climate change fight

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Germany and Britain will provide a combined $153 million to expand programs to fight climate change and deforestation in the Amazon rainforest, according to a statement from the Brazilian government on Tuesday.

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Norway environmental lawsuit says Arctic oil plan violates constitution

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's plan for Arctic oil exploration is unconstitutional because it violates the right to a healthy environment, a lawyer for Greenpeace and the Nature and Youth environmental group told an Oslo court on Tuesday.

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VW likely to back electric car assembly at east German plant: sources

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Volkswagen's leaders will on Friday probably approve more investment in a plant in eastern Germany to ramp up production of electric cars there, sources said, as the carmaker strives to create a mass market for zero-emission vehicles.

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

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

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German growth surprise lifts euro as China subdues Asia

LONDON (Reuters) - Strong German economic growth data drove the euro to a three-week high and its biggest rise in a month on Tuesday, though it dented European stocks again as they shuffled back to a two-month low.

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Greece declares island in state of emergency after storm hits

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece declared a state of emergency on the island of Symi on Tuesday after a sudden downpour swept cars into the sea, damaged homes and cut off electricity and water supplies.

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Iran ends quake rescue operations, hungry survivors battle cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iranian officials said there was little chance of finding more survivors from the earthquake that shook parts of western Iran on Sunday, killing at least 450 people, and rescue operations had now been called off, state television said on Tuesday.

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China's renewable energy wastage targets may be hard to meet this winter: NEA

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's target to "effectively alleviate" renewable power waste remains under pressure despite Beijing's progress in boosting renewable energy consumption in the first three quarters of the year, the National Energy Administration (NEA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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African-Americans taking brunt of oil industry pollution: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - African-Americans face a disproportionate risk of health problems from pollution caused by the oil and gas industry, and the situation could worsen as President Donald Trump dismantles environmental regulations, according to a report issued on Tuesday by a pair of advocacy groups.

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U.S. pumpkin growers toast nontraditional demand for fruit

CHICAGO (Reuters) - U.S. farmers are cheering a bumper crop of pumpkins this year, due to dry weather, and celebrating a year-round boost in demand aided by new avenues of growth in such products as flavored coffee and pet food.

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China premier says will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will firmly safeguard freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday at a regional summit in Manila, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Quick German coal exit would endanger power supply security: RWE

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German coal-biased utility RWE on Tuesday warned of a quick exit from coal power to further reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions, which the Green Party is demanding in talks to form a new coalition government.

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German growth surprise lifts Europe as China subdues Asia

LONDON (Reuters) - Strong German economic growth data drove the euro to a three-week high on Tuesday and gave European stocks a lift after five days of falls put them at a two-month low.

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China's foreign ownership cap change may stir interest in smaller banks: Fitch

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing's landmark move to ease or remove limits on foreign ownership in China's financial sector will likely stoke acquisition interest in smaller banks, Fitch Ratings said.

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China's foreign ownership cap change may stir interest in smaller banks - Fitch

BEIJING, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Beijing's landmark move to ease or remove limits on foreign ownership in China's financial sector will likely stoke acquisition interest in smaller banks, Fitch Ratings said.

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Amazon sells off China cloud assets as tough new rules bite

BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is selling off the hardware from its public cloud business in China, amid tightening regulation over online data that is creating a hurdle for technology firms operating in the world's second-largest economy.

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China says 24 out of 28 cities fail to meet October smog target

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Only four of 28 northern Chinese cities met their air quality targets in October, official data showed on Tuesday, raising questions about the country's ability to reduce the smog that typically develops during the winter.

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Trump asked for Xi's help in UCLA players' shoplifting case in China

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, and said he hoped they could come home soon.

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UPDATE 1-Trump asked for Xi's help in UCLA players' shoplifting case in China

MANILA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday he sought the help of Chinese President Xi Jinping in the case of three UCLA basketball players detained in China on suspicion of shoplifting last week, and said he hoped they could come home soon.

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METALS-Shanghai nickel retreats on lacklustre China data

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Chinese nickel futures on Tuesday pulled back, after leading most metals higher earlier in the session, following data from China which pointed to moderating growth over the next few quarters.

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Trump asked China's president to help with 3 arrested athletes

US President Donald Trump said he personally asked Chinese President Xi Jinping to help in the case of three American college basketball players accused of shoplifting last week.

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China's carbon market waiting for government approval: media

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's long-awaited nationwide carbon trading market has completed preparation work and is waiting for the green light from authorities, the Shanghai Securities News reported on Tuesday, citing China's top climate official Xie Zhenhua.

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Iran ends quake rescue operations as hungry survivors battle the cold

ANKARA (Reuters) - Rescue operations have ended in areas of Iran hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands, state television reported on Tuesday, as many survivors, in need of food and water, battled the cold.

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China calls for advancing free trade talks with South Korea, Japan

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for advancing free trade agreement talks between China, Japan and South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Indonesian volunteers save six beached whales

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian volunteers managed to save six whales beached on the northern tip of Sumatra but four died, a conservation official said on Tuesday.

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Asia stocks subdued as China data disappoints

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks put in a subdued performance on Tuesday as Chinese economic data disappointed and investors pondered whether a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might be a harbinger of a future slowdown there.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks subdued as China data disappoints

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks put in a subdued performance on Tuesday as Chinese economic data disappointed and investors pondered whether a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might be a harbinger of a future slowdown there.

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Amazon to sell China cloud services unit in $300 million deal

BEIJING (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Chinese partner, Beijing Sinnet Technology Co., said it would purchase Amazon's Chinese web services business for up to 2 billion yuan ($301 million), ending the U.S. firm's cloud-computing business in the country.

Mental Health and Disorders nytimes.com

First Digital Pill Approved to Worries About Biomedical ‘Big Brother’

The medicine, an antipsychotic drug, has a sensor that will show doctors whether and when patients are taking it. Other medicines will follow, experts say.

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Asia stocks muted as China data disappoints

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks faltered on Tuesday as Chinese economic data disappointed and investors pondered whether a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might ultimately be a harbinger of a slowdown there.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks muted as China data disappoints

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks faltered on Tuesday as Chinese economic data disappointed and investors pondered whether a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might ultimately be a harbinger of a slowdown there.

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South China Sea code of conduct talks to be 'stabilizer' for region: China premier

MANILA (Reuters) - China's agreement to begin discussions with the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN) on the fine print of a code of conduct framework for the disputed South China Sea will be a "stabilizer" for the region, Chinese Premier Li Keqiang said.

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

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

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Asia stocks shaky before China data, ponder yield curve

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian stocks wobbled on Tuesday as investors awaited developments in U.S. tax reform efforts, while contemplating if a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might ultimately be a harbinger of an economic slowdown there.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks shaky before China data, ponder yield curve

SYDNEY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Asian stocks wobbled on Tuesday as investors awaited developments in U.S. tax reform efforts, while contemplating if a marked flattening in the U.S. yield curve might ultimately be a harbinger of an economic slowdown there.

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Iran ends rescue operations, battles to shelter quake survivors: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday that rescue operations have ended in areas hit by a powerful weekend earthquake that killed at least 450 people and injured thousands of others, state television reported.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice: Trump Is Making China Great Again

The president’s grand trip failed to produce meaningful concessions from China on trade and if anything strengthened Beijing’s hand in Asia.

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Senate reaches deal to cut number of systemically important banks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. senators said on Monday they had reached a tentative deal to cut the number of banks labeled systemically risky, in a major step forward for efforts to roll back regulations enacted following the 2008 financial crisis.

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Protesters disrupt U.S. pro-coal event at U.N. climate talks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Protesters disrupted a pro-coal presentation by U.S. President Donald Trump's administration at climate change talks in Germany on Monday where almost 200 nations are trying to shift the world economy off fossil fuels.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 450

ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Thousands of homeless Iranians huddled against the cold late on Monday, a day after at least 450 people were killed in Iran's deadliest earthquake in more than a decade, state TV said.

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Protesters interrupt U.S. pro-coal event at U.N. climate talks

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Protesters interrupted a U.S. event to promote fossil fuels and nuclear power at 200-nation climate talks on Monday, saying the world should instead shift to renewable energies under the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

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German court gives initial backing to hear climate activist's suit against RWE

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court on Monday gave its initial backing to hearing a lawsuit by a climate activist suing energy utility RWE for its role in causing climate change, in a test case other environmentalists will be watching closely.

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Hydrogen could deliver one fifth of world carbon cuts by 2050: industry group

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Increasing the use of hydrogen in power, transport, heat and industry could deliver around one fifth of the total carbon emissions cuts needed to limit global warming to safe levels by mid-century, a report by the Hydrogen Council said on Monday.

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Greens hold out on climate in German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Environmental policy dominated negotiations on forming a new German coalition on Friday, as the Greens pushed their would-be partners for a quicker exit from coal power.

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Activists to appeal new South African nuclear plant decision

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Greenpeace Africa and other NGOs intend to appeal against South Africa's decision to grant an environmental permit for a new 4,000 megawatt nuclear plant close to Cape Town, the activists said on Monday.

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China's JD.com swings to third-quarter profit, lifting shares

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's second biggest e-commerce company, JD.com, reported an unexpected profit in the third quarter, though it lost about 100 merchants to fierce competition in the run-up to this month's Singles' Day shopping extravaganza.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 400

ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - More than 400 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country, state media said on Monday, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well.

Propaganda nytimes.com

Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China’s Rise

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

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BRIEF-CGG says the general meeting of shareholders has approved the financial restructuring plan

* CGG: The general meeting of shareholders has approved the financial restructuring plan

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German parties divided on speed of coal power reduction

BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties discussing a possible coalition government are divided over how fast Europe's largest economy should switch to greener sources of energy, a document on emissions policy seen by Reuters showed on Monday.

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Seeking to slow climate change, lawsuits look to the constitution

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Climate activists will argue in an Oslo court this week that Norway's plans for Arctic oil exploration are unconstitutional, in an emerging branch of law where plaintiffs are trying to enlist a nation's founding principles to limit warming.

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China's JD.com sees stock jump after swing to third-quarter profit

(Reuters) - JD.com, China's second largest e-commerce firm, saw its stock jump 7 percent in after hours trading on Monday after it reported better-than-expected income for the quarter ended in Sept. 30, due to strong sales.

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Indonesians rush to save beached sperm whales

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian officials and fishermen on Monday were trying to save a pod of 12 huge sperm whales that washed up on a beach at the northern tip of Sumatra island, a conservationist said.

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China aims to stop renewable energy being wasted by 2020

BEIJING (Reuters) - China aims to prevent power generated by its renewable energy sector being wasted by 2020, the country's National Energy Administration (NEA) said on Monday.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300

BAGHDAD/ANKARA (Reuters) - More than 300 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday, state media said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well.