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President Mugabe stuns Zimbabwe by defying pressure to resign

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe stunned Zimbabwe on Sunday by making no mention of resignation in a television address, defying his own ZANU-PF party, which had sacked him hours earlier, and hundreds of thousands of protesters who had already hailed his downfall.

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Mugabe defies demands to quit as Zimbabwe's leader after party fires him

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe on Sunday defied his own ZANU-PF party and hundreds of thousands of protesters demanding his resignation by pledging in a television address to preside over the party's next congress in December.

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Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Tuesday: Hariri's office

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Tuesday to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Hariri's office said on Sunday.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe defies expectations of immediate resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe defied expectations he would resign on Sunday, pledging to preside over a ZANU-PF congress next month even though the ruling party had removed him as its leader hours earlier.

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German parties at impasse as deadline passes with no deal

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners appeared to have reached an impasse over immigration policy as a self-imposed Sunday evening deadline for agreeing the outlines of a government programme passed with no deal.

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New Orleans's first female mayor to lead city during its 300th anniversary

(Reuters) - A New Orleans City Council member who launched a political career after helping her neighborhood recover from Hurricane Katrina was elected as the city's first female mayor this weekend in a runoff that pitted her against another woman.

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Stormy weather complicates search for missing Argentine submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A storm on Sunday complicated the search for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic, as authorities worked to verify that recent satellite calls, which raised hopes of finding the 44 crew members alive, came from the vessel.

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Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

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Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday: leader in Future Movement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Monday, a leader in Hariri's Future Movement said.

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Israeli police resume interview of Netanyahu in corruption probe

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police officers on Sunday questioned Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu for the sixth time in a corruption probe, Israeli media reported.

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Mugabe given until noon Monday to quit as President of Zimbabwe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party fired Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and gave the 93-year-old less than 24 hours to quit as head of state or face impeachment, an attempt to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power after a de facto coup.

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Bangladesh says it's in talks with Myanmar on Rohingya repatriation deal

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh is in negotiations with Myanmar aimed at a deal to repatriate Rohingya refugees and Dhaka's foreign minister will address the matter at talks in Myanmar this week, the Bangladeshi foreign ministry said on Sunday.

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German parties at 'pain threshold' on immigration in coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners appeared to be stalled over the thorny issue of immigration policy on Sunday despite inching closer to agreement on other major sticking points including climate policy.

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New Orleans elects first woman mayor

New Orleans voters elected LaToya Cantrell as mayor Saturday, making her the first woman to hold that position in the city's 300-year history.

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Satellite signals give hope to search for missing Argentine submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A search and rescue operation for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members aboard reached its third day on Sunday, after failed satellite calls likely from the vessel raised hopes the crew are alive.

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'Miracle worker' a step closer to sainthood

A priest known as "Detroit's miracle worker" is one step closer to possible sainthood after being beatified by the Catholic Church.

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Syrian army, allies take back Albu Kamal from Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies took complete control over Albu Kamal, Islamic State's last significant town in Syria, a military news service run by Hezbollah said on Sunday.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party expels Mugabe: war vets head

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe was dismissed as leader of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday in a move to force a peaceful end to his 37 years in power following a de facto military coup.

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Mugabe fired as ruling party leader: ZANU-PF sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe President Robert Mugabe was fired as leader of the ruling ZANU-PF party on Sunday and replaced by Emmerson Mnangagwa, the deputy he sacked this month, sources at a special ZANU-PF meeting to decide Mugabe's fate told Reuters.

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Britain to submit 'Brexit bill' proposal before December EU meeting

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will submit its proposals on how to settle its financial obligations to the European Union before an EU Council meeting next month, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Sunday.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party to expel Mugabe, war vets head says

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party will dismiss 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe as its leader on Sunday and kick him out, stripping its ruler for the last 37 years of one of his final vestiges of authority, the head of the liberation war veterans said.

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Argentina: Missing sub called out 7 times

The crew of a missing Argentine military submarine tried contacting naval bases seven times, Argentina's Defense Ministry said.

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Cook leads by three as he chases first PGA victory

(Reuters) - Rookie Austin Cook edged closer to his maiden PGA Tour title after firing a third-round four-under-par 66 for a three-stroke lead at the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, on Saturday.

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'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiations in Mexico to update NAFTA have not made much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact but the current round of talks are progressing with civility, a well-placed source said on Saturday.

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Zimbabwe's ruling party set to sack Mugabe, sources say

HARARE (Reuters) - The leaders of Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to approve the dismissal of President Robert Mugabe, the only leader the southern African nation has known since independence 37 years ago, two party sources have said.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: How First-Generation College Students Do Thanksgiving Break

My classmates practically booked their flights home during the first week of class. I’d never even heard of green bean casserole.

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'No fireworks' at NAFTA talks, but few signs of progress: source

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiators at high stakes talks to update NAFTA have so far kept their tempers but are not making much progress on tough U.S. demands that could sink the 1994 trade pact, a well-placed source said on Saturday.

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Party set to sack Mugabe, Zimbabweans celebrate expected downfall

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling party will dismiss President Robert Mugabe on Sunday and reinstate Emmerson Mnangagwa, the vice-president he fired, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday, as ecstatic crowds celebrated the expected downfall.

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When Unpaid Student Loan Bills Mean You Can No Longer Work

Twenty states suspend people’s professional or driver’s licenses if they fall behind on loan payments, according to records obtained by The New York Times.

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Party set to sack Mugabe, sources say, as Zimbabweans march on residence

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's ruling ZANU-PF party will meet on Sunday to dismiss President Robert Mugabe and reinstate the vice-president he dismissed, Emmerson Mnangagwa, two party sources told Reuters on Saturday.

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After Macron meeting, Hariri says will clarify position in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanon's prime minister this month while in Saudi Arabia, said on Saturday he would clarify his position when he returns to Beirut next week.

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Zimbabwe protesters begin marching towards Mugabe residence

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabweans celebrating the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe began marching towards his residence in the capital Harare on Saturday, live television pictures showed, as the country prepared to oust its leader of the last 37 years.

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Ecstatic Zimbabweans celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

HARARE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

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UPDATE 1-Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings

* Grasberg is world's second largest copper mine by volume (Adds Freeport's comment)

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Egypt-Gaza border opens under PA control for first time in a decade

GAZA (Reuters) - The Egypt-Gaza border opened under control of the Western-backed Palestinian Authority for the first time since 2007 on Saturday, raising residents' hopes for easier passage in and out of the impoverished enclave.

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For the First Family of Pleasure Products, Toys Are Us

Once sold in seedy bookstores, sex toys are now a chic, “Made in America” business, instilling customers with brand loyalty.

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Ecstatic Zimbabweans flood Harare to celebrate expected Mugabe downfall

HARARE (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, singing, dancing and hugging soldiers in an extraordinary outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe, their leader of the last 37 years.

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Lebanon's Hariri arrives in Paris for talks with Macron

PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri arrived in Paris on Saturday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron, a statement from Hariri's press office said.

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Zimbabweans celebrate expected fall of Mugabe on Harare streets

HARARE (Reuters) - Thousands of Zimbabweans flooded the streets of Harare on Saturday, waving national flags and singing and dancing in an outpouring of elation at the expected fall of President Robert Mugabe.

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Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings - sources

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 18 (Reuters) - U.S. miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc is evacuating spouses and children of workers from its giant Indonesian copper mine after a string of shootings in the area raised security concerns, company sources said.

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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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Syria toxic gas inquiry to end after Russia again blocks U.N. renewal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - An international investigation into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria will end on Friday after Russia blocked for the third time in a month attempts at the United Nations to renew the inquiry, which Moscow has slammed as flawed.

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U.S. Navy crew grounded after pilot draws penis in the sky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. Navy air crew was grounded on Friday after using their advanced fighter jet to draw a giant image of a penis in the sky with the exhaust, officials said.

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The N.H.L. Needed 100 Portraits. So Tony Harris Got to Work.

For its 100th anniversary, the N.H.L. commissioned an Ottawa artist to paint all of the players voted as the top 100 in the league’s history.

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Russia casts 11th U.N. Syria veto, again blocking inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Pentagon discloses data on sexual assault reports on military bases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. military on Friday disclosed for the first time base-by-base data on sexual assault reports, showing a higher number of reports at big military installations like Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia as well as overseas hubs like South Korea.

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Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray has mutually agreed to end his relationship with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time, the British former world number one said on Friday.

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UPDATE 8-Oil rises over 2 pct, but shows first weekly fall in six

* TransCanada's Keystone pipeline remains shut after leak (Updates with settlement price, CFTC data)

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BRIEF-First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank

* First Horizon and Capital Bank agree to sell 2 branches to Apex Bank Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Caesars Entertainment says units ‍ are each extending early payment deadline, withdrawal time and expiration date for their cash tender offers​

* Caesars Entertainment Corp - units ‍ are each extending early payment deadline, withdrawal time and expiration date for their cash tender offers​

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Trump starts paying his own legal bills on Russia probe -attorneys

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has begun paying his own legal bills related to the Russia investigation and will no longer cover the costs using political donations to his reelection campaign or the Republican Party, his attorneys confirmed on Friday.

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Art Review: The Comedic Beauty of Laura Owens’s Work

At the Whitney, this artist’s superb midcareer survey and catalog highlight her art, life and times — and a world of possibility for painting.

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Florida Democratic Party chief resigns after women say he made them uneasy

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - The chairman of the Florida Democratic Party resigned and apologized on Friday after being accused of creating an uncomfortable work environment for women by making suggestive comments and leering at them.

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BRIEF-Players Network enters confidential settlement with Comcast

* Says recently entered confidential settlement with Comcast, resulting in termination of litigation with Comcast described in co's filings‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zQJryd) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 7-Oil rises over 2 pct, still set for first weekly fall in 6

* Russia seen to be hesitating over extending global output curbs

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BRIEF-DISCOVERY STOCKHOLDERS APPROVES SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS

* DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS SAYS STOCKHOLDERS APPROVED SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS SHAREHOLDERS AS CONSIDERATION FOR MERGER Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mC5OUT) Further company coverage:

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Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

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U.S. housing starts vault to one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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BRIEF-Apple says need a little more time before HomePod is ready for customers

* Apple says need a little more time before HomePod is ready for co's customers

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Tennis: Time up for Thiem as Goffin reaches semi-finals

LONDON (Reuters) - David Goffin recovered from a slow start to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-1 on Friday and set up a last-four clash with Roger Federer at the ATP Finals.

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Trump invites a new round of scrutiny over past sexual harassment accusations levied against him

President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

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About New York: In the Best of Times, the Worst of Rides

New York is booming with jobs and new residents, yet the number of people taking the subway has fallen, as a system burdened by debt and bad management fails.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe digs in heels as ruling party moves to depose him

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.

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BRIEF-Bombardier recruits to fill positions for completion work on Global 7000 aircraft​

* Says ‍actively recruiting to fill about 1,000 new positions in Montréal over next 18 months for completion work on its Global 7000 aircraft​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 5-Oil climbs, but still set for first weekly fall in six

* Russia seen to be hesitating over extending global output curbs

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BRIEF-Lumos Networks completes sale to EQT Infrastructure

* Lumos Networks completes sale to EQT Infrastructure Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. housing starts hit one-year high; permits increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding jumped to a one-year high in October likely as disruptions caused by recent hurricanes in the South faded and communities in the region started replacing houses damaged by flooding.

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A first lady's ambition cut short

Grace Mugabe had the world at her feet, a national airline at her disposal for shopping jaunts around the world, where she stayed at luxury hotels without a care for the staggering cost. Her husband Robert Mugabe was president, and she was inching ever closer to assuming the reins of power once the 93-year-old was ready to relinquish them.

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Exclusive: North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe appears in public for first time since army took charge

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe appeared in public on Friday for the first time since the army took charge this week, as the ruling party made plans to force him to step down after more than three decades in power.

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

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

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Fork talk lifts bitcoin to all-time high near $8,000

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit an all-time high just below $8,000 on Friday, on talk that a software upgrade whose suspension sent the cryptocurrency into a tailspin at the end of last week was, after all, going ahead within hours.

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Special Report: Ivanka Trump and the fugitive from Panama

By Ned Parker, Stephen Grey, Stefanie Eschenbacher, Roman Anin, Brad Brooks and Christine Murray

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Mob boss and mass murderer Riina dies of natural causes

ROME (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter of a century in jail.

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

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

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Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies.

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Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources

(Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.

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In the Garden: Time to Put the Garden to Bed?

Come spring, you may regret all the gardening you didn’t do in November. Unless doing nothing is actually a better option.

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Mafia boss and mass murderer Riina dies in jail

ROME (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the Sicilian Mafia's most powerful boss of the 20th century who was convicted for ordering dozens of murders, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter of a century in jail.

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'There's no going back,' Zimbabwe's party tells Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) - Leaders of Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe's party are making plans to force him from office if the 93-year-old leader resists pressure from the army to quit, a senior party source said on Friday.

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Saudi Arabia striking deals with people detained in anti-graft purge: sources

(Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Ireland not ready to let Brexit talks move to stage 2: minister

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is not ready to allow talks on Britain's withdrawal from the European Union to move to the second phase next month, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Tuesday.

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Cambodia faces U.S., EU action after banning opposition

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States stopped election support for Cambodia with a promise of more "concrete steps" and the European Union threatened vital trade preferences after the main opposition party to Prime Minister Hun Sen was banned.

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Mafia boss Riina 'the Beast' dies of natural causes

MILAN (Reuters) - Salvatore "Toto" Riina, the most powerful and feared Sicilian Mafia boss of the 20th century, died of natural causes early on Friday after almost a quarter century in jail, Italy's Justice Ministry said.

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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

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Trump discussed free trade pact with Japan's Abe, U.S. envoy says

TOKYO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump discussed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said on Friday, contradicting Japanese officials who had said such talks never took place.

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

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

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Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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UPDATE 4-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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Images suggest North Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine: institute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. institute reported on Thursday.

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Saudi Arabia's first rapper

Qusai Kheder wants to create a musical revolution in Saudi Arabia.

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Tax overhaul drama moves to U.S. Senate as House approves its bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans took an important step on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s as the House of Representatives approved a broad package of tax cuts sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 3-Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets -sources

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both expressed interest in acquiring a significant part of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's assets, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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Liberals, don't waste your time trying to defend Franken

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Common Sense: With AT&T and Time Warner, Battle Lines Form for an Epic Antitrust Case

The Justice Department is favoring divestiture, meaning CNN might have to go. But experts say many concerns can be addressed with “conduct remedies.”

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Comcast, Verizon approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: sources

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc have both approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc to express interest in buying Fox assets that were the subject of recent talks between Fox and Walt Disney Co, two people familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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

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

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Comcast approached Twenty-First Century Fox to buy some assets: source

(Reuters) - Comcast Corp has approached Twenty-First Century Fox Inc, expressing interest in the same assets that Walt Disney Co had approached Fox for recently, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Comcast has approached Twenty-First Century Fox to express acquisition interest- CNBC, citing DJ‍​

* Comcast has approached 21st Century Fox to express acquisition interest- CNBC, citing DJ‍​

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Corruption trial of Senator Menendez ends in mistrial

(Reuters) - The corruption trial of New Jersey's Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges.

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BRIEF-Epicore Bionetworks posts Q1 EPS of $0.014

* Epicore Bionetworks Inc reports results for Q1 fiscal year 2018 for the quarter ended 30 september 2017, in us dollars

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Endo unit cleared of liability in first testosterone replacement trial

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A federal jury in Chicago said on Thursday that Endo International's Auxilium unit was not responsible for the heart attack a man suffered while using the company's testosterone replacement drug Testim.

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Meredith approaches Time again with Koch brothers backing: source

(Reuters) - Meredith Corp is in talks again to buy Time Inc in a potential deal backed by billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch, a source familiar with the situation told Reuters on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said it had hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

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U.S. House of Representatives approves tax package, shifts fight to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a package of tax cuts affecting businesses, individuals and families on Thursday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump an important step closer to the biggest tax code overhaul in a generation.

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Corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Menendez ends in mistrial

(Reuters) - The corruption trial of Democratic U.S. Senator Bob Menendez ended in a mistrial on Thursday, after the jury said it was hopelessly deadlocked on bribery, fraud and other charges.

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Mexico to offer license contracts in next Round Three onshore oil tender

MEXICO CITY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The next tender in Mexico's Round Three oil auction will offer license contracts for the onshore areas due to be offered, the country's energy regulator said after voting on an Energy Ministry proposal on Thursday.

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U.S. Congress poised for first vote on tax cut plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.

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FDA backs Roche's Gazyva in first-line follicular lymphoma

ZURICH (Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Thursday expanded approvals for Roche's Gazyva to include previously untreated follicular lymphoma, bolstering the Swiss drugmaker's efforts to strengthen its portfolio of blood cancer medicines.

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Ex-Trump lawyer to defend AT&T-Time Warner merger

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T Inc said it had hired media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli, whose clients have included U.S. President Donald Trump, to defend its acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc if the government sues to block the deal.

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AT&T continues to believe Time Warner deal will close - CFO

NEW YORK, Nov 16 (Reuters) - AT&T Inc still thinks its $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc will close, its chief financial officer said on Thursday.

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U.S. industrial output surges as hurricane-related disruptions fade

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. industrial production recorded its biggest increase in six months in October as the drag from hurricane-related disruptions unwound, but the underlying growth trend in output at the nation's factories, mines and utility plants remained moderate.

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With Big Gift and Tighter Oversight, the Met Gains Solid Ground

Coming off a tumultuous year, the museum is reducing its deficit and aiming to increase transparency. An $80 million donation helps.

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Deal to Bolster Gun Background Checks Is Reached by Senators

After a Texas gunman secured firearms despite a domestic assault conviction, senators from both parties move to bolster the gun background check system.

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AT&T hires ex-Trump lawyer to defend possible Time Warner deal lawsuit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - AT&T said on Thursday it had hired prominent media lawyer Daniel Petrocelli to serve as lead trial counsel if the U.S. Justice Department files a lawsuit to block the No. 2 U.S. wireless company's acquisition of media and entertainment company Time Warner .

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

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

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

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

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Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's president said on Thursday he hoped the crisis over Saad al-Hariri's resignation as prime minister and stay in Saudi Arabia would soon end with Hariri visiting France.

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UPDATE 1-Goldman CEO Blankfein says many want "confirming vote" on Brexit

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein said on Thursday that many people want Britain to have a "confirming vote" on whether to leave the European Union.

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Mugabe under house arrest resists army pressure to quit

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and is refusing to quit after a military coup, but pressure is mounting on the 93-year-old former guerrilla to accept offers of a graceful exit, sources said on Thursday.

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Congress prepares for first vote on tax cut plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress approached a major test on Thursday of its ability to enact sweeping tax cuts, as lawmakers prepared for their first full-scale vote on tax legislation.

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BRIEF-Shell and AT&T sign global networking agreement

* AT&T Inc says ‍co & Shell have signed an agreement for provision of managed communications and network integration services for Shell globally​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit, sources say

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler and balking at mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup, sources said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx completes patients dosing in first cohort of phase 1/2 study of DTX301

* Ultragenyx announces completion of patient dosing in first cohort of phase 1/2 clinical study of dtx301 gene therapy in ornithine transcarbamylase (OTC) deficiency

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Special Report: Twice burned - How Mt. Gox's bitcoin customers could lose again

TOKYO (Reuters) - When Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and cash.

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Exclusive: Secret witness in Senate Clinton probe is ex-lobbyist for Russian firm

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans say their investigation of Hillary Clinton’s role in approving a deal to sell U.S. uranium mines to a Russian company hinges in part on the testimony of a secret informant in a bribery and extortion scheme inside the same company.

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Merkel, facing long night, says German coalition talks can work

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German coalition government "can work", Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday ahead of a long night of negotiations at which she must forge a three-way alliance or risk seeing her 12-year stint in power come to an end.

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Suicide bomb attack near Afghan political gathering kills nine

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide bomb attack in the Afghan capital on Thursday near a gathering of supporters of an influential regional leader killed at least nine people and wounded many, the interior ministry said.

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PM May's spokesman says report UK will raise Brexit bill offer is speculation

LONDON (Reuters) - A newspaper report that British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to offer up to 20 billion pounds ($26 billion) more to the European Union as part of Brexit divorce bill is speculation, her spokesman said on Thursday.

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Britain says no link between 400 million pound debt owed to Iran and jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday there was no link between a 400 million pound ($528 million) debt owed to Iran and the fate of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker.

Telephones and Telecommunications nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why the AT&T-Time Warner Merger Makes Sense

The proposal will not hurt competition or consumers. The Justice Department has no solid antitrust reasons to block it.

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

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

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China 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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Lebanon's Hariri to fly to Paris within 48 hours: source close to Hariri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri is expected to leave Saudi Arabia for France within 48 hours, before flying home to Beirut to officially submit his resignation as Lebanese prime minister, a source close to Hariri told Reuters on Thursday.

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Angelina Jolie condemns sexual violence against Rohingya women refugees

DHAKA (Reuters) - Filmstar Angelina Jolie has condemned sexual violence inflicted on Rohingya women in Myanmar's Rakhine State, where a military counter-insurgency operation has sent hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslim refugees across the border to Bangladesh.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resisting army pressure to quit: senior source

HARARE (Reuters) - President Robert Mugabe is insisting he remains Zimbabwe's only legitimate ruler, an intelligence source said on Thursday, and is resisting mediation by a Catholic priest to allow the 93-year-old former guerrilla a graceful exit after a military coup.

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British PM May preparing to raise Brexit divorce bill offer: Sun

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is preparing to offer up to 20 billion pounds ($26 billion) more to the European Union as part of a Brexit divorce bill, the Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Enjoyor signs framework agreement with Alibaba Cloud

Nov 16 (Reuters) - Enjoyor Co Ltd * Says it signs framework agreement with Alibaba Cloud Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2ALLXFg Further company coverage: (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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EU parliament's Brexit negotiator: 'Not so pessimistic' about reaching deal

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union and Britain must quickly solve major issues in Brexit negotiations such as finances and citizens' rights but there is a good chance a deal can be reached, European Parliament negotiator Guy Verhofstadt was quoted as saying.

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Britain preparing to transfer 400 million pounds to Iran - Telegraph newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources.

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Brexit deters some international staff from London tech firms - survey

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - One in three tech companies in London have seen talks with potential international hires fall through due to Britain's decision to leave the European Union, according to a survey from industry body Tech London Advocates.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 16

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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U.S. Pacific Commander: Military-backed diplomacy needed to deal with North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. military's Pacific Command, told Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on Thursday that diplomacy backed by military power was necessary to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear development.

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Human Rights Watch accuses Myanmar military of widespread rape

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Human Rights Watch accused Myanmar security forces on Thursday of committing widespread rape against women and girls as part of a campaign of ethnic cleansing during the past three months against Rohingya Muslims in the country's Rakhine state.

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Meredith, Time Inc restart deal talks with Koch brothers' support: NYT

(Reuters) - Time Inc is in talks with Meredith Corp again to sell itself in a potential deal backed by billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch, the New York Times reported.

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13 dead in flash floods around Greece's capital

The death toll from flash floods that have devastated areas around the Greek capital Athens has hit 13, according to the region's fire department.

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Meredith, Time Inc restart deal talks with Koch brothers' support -NYT

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Time Inc is in talks with Meredith Corp again to sell itself in a potential deal backed by billionaire brothers Charles Koch and David Koch, the New York Times reported.

Koch, David H nytimes.com

Koch Brothers Said to Back Time Inc. Deal Talks With Meredith

The billionaire Koch brothers are said to have tentatively agreed to support the publisher Meredith’s offer with an equity injection of more than $500 million.

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BRIEF-Koch brothers said to back Time Inc deal talks with Meredith- NYT, citing sources‍​

* Koch brothers said to back time inc deal talks with meredith - NYT, citing sources‍​ Source text : http://nyti.ms/2iZYcqu Further company coverage:

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Zimbabwe on knife's edge after military seizes power

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe was on a knife's edge on Thursday after the military seized power in what it dubbed a targeted operation against "criminals" in the entourage of President Robert Mugabe, who has ruled the southern African nation for almost four decades.

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The world's first 'space nation' takes flight

The world's first "space nation" has taken flight.

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In medical first, doctors attempt to edit a living patient's DNA

A man may soon be forever free of the previously incurable disease he was born with 44 years ago. On Monday, in a medical first, Brian Madeux received an experimental in-body gene-editing treatment intended to cure him of Mucopolysaccharidoses II, known as MPS II or Hunter syndrome, a rare disorder that causes progressive damage to the body's cells.

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

Signs of Russian Meddling in Brexit Referendum

Researchers have found evidence that Russian-language or Kremlin-linked Twitter accounts pushed divisive messages in British politics, too.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump Casts a Shadow Over the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

He politicizes everything he touches, so unless his appointees act with utmost integrity they will be tainted as his henchmen.

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In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip abroad, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news.

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Fox News host diverges from network

After weeks of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson pushing for an investigation into Hillary Clinton's involvement on the Uranium One deal, their Fox News colleague Shepard Smith dismantled the story.

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Britain's May weathers new challenges on Brexit plan, more to come

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May withstood new attempts to force concessions on her blueprint for leaving the European Union on Wednesday, the second day of a parliamentary debate that is deepening divisions over Brexit.

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Washington state AG's office confirms Justice Department circulating AT&T Time Warner complaint

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington state attorney general's office acknowledged on Wednesday that it was reviewing a draft complaint being circulated by the U.S. Justice Department regarding AT&T's plan to buy Time Warner , confirming that the Justice Department has drawn up a complaint.

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BRIEF-First Round Capital sells 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14

* First Round Capital IV, L.P. reports open market sale of 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z3PySl) Further company coverage:

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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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

In midday remarks from the White House, President Trump is expected to declare that “America is Back” as he sums up a year of action on the world stage.

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Roy Moore's attorney invokes MSNBC host's cultural 'background'

An attorney for Roy Moore on Wednesday compared Moore's dating habits to arranged marriage and suggested that MSNBC host Ali Velshi's "background" would help him understand Moore's "process."

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U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

* Deal is a political flashpoint amid Trump's CNN criticism (Adds source saying no states have yet joined, Justice Department track record in merger challenges, share prices)

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change nytimes.com

At U.N. Climate Conference, Treading Lightly Around the Americans

Delegates at climate talks in Bonn are keeping their opinions to themselves about President Trump’s vow to withdraw from the Paris climate accord.

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Some states reluctant to join DOJ against AT&T-Time Warner deal

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BRIEF-BARINGTON/HILCO ACQUISITION CORP FILES FOR NON-TIMELY 10-Q

* BARINGTON/HILCO ACQUISITION CORP FILES FOR NON-TIMELY 10-Q - SEC FILING​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A0QTcG) Further company coverage:

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Merkel's EU ally says more confident about resolving Brexit problems

LONDON (Reuters) - Manfred Weber, a leading lawmaker in the European Parliament, said on Wednesday he was more confident about Britain and the European Union ironing out difficulties in the Brexit talks.

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Zimbabwe's army seizes power, Mugabe confined but "safe"

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power on Wednesday saying it was holding President Robert Mugabe and his family safe while targeting "criminals" in the entourage of the man who has ruled the nation since independence 37 years ago.

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UK's Johnson vows no stone unturned to free aid worker jailed in Iran

LONDON (Reuters) - Foreign minister Boris Johnson said Britain would appeal to Iran on humanitarian grounds to free a jailed aid worker but expressed reservations that granting her diplomatic protection would help secure her release, her husband said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. Justice Dept. approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal -source

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general to try to win their support for a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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U.S. core inflation pushes higher; retail sales rise

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Underlying U.S. consumer prices increased in October on the back of a pickup in rents and healthcare costs, bolstering the view that a recent disinflationary trend worrying the Federal Reserve probably had ended.

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8 awesome ways to do Vail year-round

With loads of epic powder-filled trails and seven legendary back bowls spanning seven miles, Vail consistently ranks as one of the best skiing and snowboarding destinations in North America.

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Fox News anchor fact-checks his own network on Clinton, uranium deal

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Justice Department approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general in a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Justice Dept. approaches states to block AT&T-Time Warner deal -source

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached state attorneys general in a bid to block telecommunications powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc , a person briefed on the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Analysis: Sessions tiptoes around questions of basic democratic norms

One day, President Trump calls the US justice system a "laughingstock." The next day he wants it used to investigate his 2016 election opponent Hillary Clinton. He appears to hold unparalleled disregard for the independence of the US justice system.

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U.S. consumer prices edge up; retail sales unexpectedly increase

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. consumer prices barely rose in October as the boost to gasoline prices from hurricane-related disruptions to Gulf Coast oil refineries was unwound, but rising rents and healthcare costs pointed to a gradual buildup of underlying inflation.

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Formula E will leave Britain if no Brexit deal, says CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - The London-based Formula E electric car racing series will leave Britain if Brexit goes ahead without a deal on tax and employment, Spanish chief executive Alejandro Agag said on Wednesday.

Philosophy nytimes.com

First Words: Is ‘Loyalty’ a Virtue? In the Trump Era, It’s Complicated.

The last two years in American politics have revealed our very different senses of loyalty, from its purpose to its objects.

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UPDATE 1-JPMorgan says fears Brexit day upheaval if UK clearing houses cut off

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Financial markets face Brexit day upheaval if clearing houses in Britain are abruptly cut off from continental customers, a senior JPMorgan bank official said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Pensare Acquisition Corp files for non-timely 10-Q

* Pensare Acquisition Corp files for non-timely 10-Q - SEC Filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z468lc) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Eleven Biotherapeutics files for non timely 10-Q

* Eleven biotherapeutics inc files for non timely 10-Q - Sec Filing‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zZDGkA) Further company coverage:

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Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

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UK has reservations about diplomatic protection for jailed aid worker in Iran, husband says

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has reservations about granting diplomatic protection to an Iranian-British aid worker jailed in Iran, her husband said on Wednesday.

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How does your child's screen time measure up?

It's not unusual for children to sulk or throw a tantrum when parents demand they switch off the television or put down the phone, but for parents, what's on that screen -- or how long a child has been staring at it -- is the bigger worry.

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Special Report: How a defrocked judge became the chief legal enforcer for Maduro's Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - Last March, Chief Justice Maikel Moreno shocked Venezuela when his Supreme Court nullified the powers of the National Assembly and transferred them to the 32-judge tribunal.

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BRIEF-Digital Power Corp files for non timely 10-Q

* Digital Power Corp files for non timely 10-Q - SEC filing‍​ Source text : (http://bit.ly/2yH1BB9) Further company coverage:

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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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Lebanon president says Saudi holds Hariri, calls it aggression: reports

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday that Saudi Arabia had detained Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, the first time he had said so publicly, and called it an act of aggression against Lebanon.

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Zimbabwe's army seizes power, targets 'criminals' around Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's military seized power early on Wednesday targeting "criminals" around President Robert Mugabe but gave assurances on national television that the 93-year-old leader and his family were "safe and sound".

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Short of time to form coalition, German parties still apart on migration

BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties meet on Wednesday on the hot issue of immigration with sides divided on whether to limit migrant numbers and with only one day left to conclude exploratory talks for forming a new coalition government.

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LSE Group lobbies for U.S support in Brexit clearing battle

* Brexit divorce could see euro-clearing forced out of London

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BRIEF-First International Bank Q3 net earnings NIS 203 mln, up 58.6 pct

* ‍Net earnings in q3 increased by 58.6% in comparison to q3 last year and amounted to NIS 203 million​

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Tillerson, in Myanmar, calls for credible probe of atrocities

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called on Wednesday for a credible investigation into reports of human rights abuses against Rohingya Muslims committed by Myanmar's security forces after a meeting with it civilian and military leaders.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senators Warner and Corker to Speak With The Times on Withering Bipartisanship

In an era where comity is fleeting and the art of the deal appears closed for business, some senators are lamenting the sunset of bipartisanship.

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Lebanon president: nothing justifies Hariri absence, consider him detained

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michel Aoun said on Wednesday nothing justified Saad al-Hariri's continued absence from Lebanon and therefore he should be considered detained in Saudi Arabia.

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Volkswagen says works council payments legal, after raids

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen said it had obeyed the law in the payment of its works council chief, Bernd Osterloh, whose office was raided on Tuesday along with those of its chairman, finance chief and head of personnel.