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O.J. Simpson to seek parole

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O.J. Simpson will go before a parole board in a hearing to decide whether he can be released from prison. CNN's Paul Vercammen reports. [Source]

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CORRECTED-Shiekh Shoes owner says retailer seeks financing to avoid bankruptcy

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. sneaker seller Shiekh Shoes LLC is searching for financing to avoid bankruptcy, its owner Shiekh Ellahi said on Friday, as increasing online competition has caused major upheaval for brick-and-mortar retail chains.

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Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention center in Papua New Guinea.

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Shiekh Shoes owner says retailer seeks financing to avoid bankruptcy

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. sneaker seller Shiekh Shoes LLC is searching for financing to avoid bankruptcy, its owner Shiekh Ellahi said on Friday, as increasing online competition has caused major upheaval for brick-and-mortar retail chains.

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Mueller seeking interview with publicist who set up Russian-Trump Jr. meeting

Special counsel Robert Mueller is in talks with the attorney for the British publicist who set up the 2016 Trump Tower meeting between Donald Trump Jr. and a Russian lawyer, according to a source familiar with the matter.

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With Big Spill to Clean, Pipeline Owner Seeks Keystone XL Approval

TransCanada, which began to mop up 210,000 gallons of oil in South Dakota, will ask Nebraska regulators to approve a Keystone XL project on Monday.

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Affinion seeks to sell AD&D unit to cut debt -sources

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Affinion Group Holdings Inc, a U.S. provider of loyalty programs and insurance products, is exploring a sale of its accidental death and dismemberment (AD&D) business as it seeks to trim its debt pile, people familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Patrick to race Daytona, Indy 500s before retiring

(Reuters) - Danica Patrick will drive in the Daytona and Indianapolis 500s next year before retiring, the world's most recognizable and successful female driver said on Friday.

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Senate committee seeks more info on Kushner

Senate Judiciary Chairman Chuck Grassley and ranking member Dianne Feinstein sent a letter requesting more information on President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser Jared Kushner related to his security clearance and questions over whether the Trump campaign colluded with Russia in the 2016 election.

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BRIEF-Petro Vista completes announces management and board change

* Petro Vista completes announces management and board change

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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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UPDATE 4-J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart climb aboard Tesla's electric truck

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Friday got high-profile orders from Wal-Mart Stores Inc and fleet operator J.B. Hunt for its future electric truck, but would-be customers indicated they are giving the big rig a try, not buying in volume.

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How this 'Simpsons' character pushed stereotypes

Comedian Hari Kondabolu is taking on Apu, the Indian convenience store owner on "The Simpsons." He explains how the character has reinforced negative stereotypes about Indians for decades.

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Cuban businesswomen seek Rubio meeting as U.S. policy bites

HAVANA (Reuters) - An association of Cuban businesswomen has asked to meet with Republican Senator Marco Rubio of Florida to explain the impact on the country's nascent private sector of rolling back a detente in U.S. relations.

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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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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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UPDATE 3-J.B. Hunt, Wal-Mart climb aboard Tesla's electric truck

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc and big truck fleet operator J.B. Hunt Transport Services Inc said on Friday they will order Tesla Inc's electric semi trucks, boosting the Silicon Valley automaker's effort to expand its reach beyond luxury cars and solar energy systems.

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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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Argentine submarine goes missing with 44 crew members on board: navy

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine military submarine with 44 crew members on board was missing at sea on Friday, prompting a massive search to locate the vessel which may have suffered a communication error, a navy spokesman said.

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Kremlin says not yet known if Putin will seek re-election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov said on Friday it was not yet known if Russian President Vladimir Putin will run for re-election when his term ends next year.

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Board of Brazil's Light approves 100 mln reais in debentures

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Light's board approved the issuance of 100 million reais ($30.54 million) in debentures with a term of two years for its subsidiary Light Energia, the Brazilian utility said early on Friday.

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Volkswagen board discusses 70 billion euro spending plan: source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Volkswagen's supervisory board is discussing a five-year spending plan totaling more than 70 billion euros ($82.5 billion) to further transform the group into a leader in electric cars, a person familiar with the talks told Reuters.

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White House plans to seek another $45 billion in U.S. hurricane aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House plans to ask the U.S. Congress on Friday for about $45 billion in additional aid for disaster relief to cover damage from hurricanes that struck Puerto Rico, Texas and Florida and other disaster damage, a congressional aide said on late Thursday.

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Lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

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U.S. lawmakers seek more information from Trump son-in-law Kushner in Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jared Kushner's lawyer failed to give the Senate Judiciary Committee a document President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior adviser received about a "Russian backdoor overture and dinner invite," the committee's leaders said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Sanjiv Yajnik joins CBRE Group board of directors

* Sanjiv Yajnik joins CBRE Group, Inc. board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Accelerate Diagnostics says ‍on Nov 14, board increased its size to 8 members​

* Accelerate Diagnostics says ‍on Nov 14, board increased size of board to 8 members​ - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2iocMIO] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cotiviti appoints Halsey Wise to board of directors

* Cotiviti Holdings Inc - ‍Wise's appointment expands board to 10 directors​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. Congress to seek new tax incentives for Puerto Rico rebuilding

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Thursday he wants to craft changes to a just-passed tax overhaul bill to provide "additional tax incentives" that would help Puerto Ricans recover from Hurricane Maria.

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BRIEF-Alcentra Capital says ‍board has expanded open-market stock repurchase program

* Says ‍board of directors has expanded its open-market stock repurchase program by $2.5 million to $5.0 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-POSTMEDIA ANNOUNCES CHANGES TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS

* ‍ANNOUNCED APPOINTMENT OF PAUL GODFREY AS EXECUTIVE CHAIRMAN, IN ADDITION TO HIS ROLE AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-EU, US close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission will grant equivalent status to trading venues in the United States and Switzerland provided EU member states agree, draft documents seen by Reuters said.

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UPDATE 1-EU, US close to deal on stock exchanges before MIFID II deadline

BRUSSELS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The European Commission has adopted decisions to grant equivalence status to trading venues in the United States and Switzerland, draft documents seen by Reuters said.

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BRIEF-Macrogenics names Jay Siegel to its board of directors

* Macrogenics names Jay Siegel to its board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Northern California Gunman Killed Wife Before Shooting Spree

The death toll climbed to six in the rampage north of Sacramento.

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BRIEF-SHOTSPOTTER SAYS WILLIAM J. BRATTON JOINS CO’S BOARD

* SHOTSPOTTER INC - ‍ADDITION OF BRATTON INCREASES BOARD TO SEVEN MEMBERS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-New Concept Energy says number of board members reduced to four

* New Concept Energy says ‍following James​ Huffstickler's resignation, number of members of board of directors was reduced to four - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2AI2UQU) Further company coverage:

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U.S. tax deductions: Grab them before they disappear

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Exclusive: Carlyle seeks to raise $1 billion for new energy fund - sources

LONDON (Reuters) - Carlyle Group , the world's largest private equity firm, is raising $1 billion for a new fund to invest in oil and gas outside the United States as a stronger outlook for oil prices rekindles investor appetite, banking sources told Reuters.

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Companies learn the hard way: Think before you tweet

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Court adjourns appeal hearing for U.S. extradition of Russian cyber crime suspect

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece's Supreme Court adjourned an appeal hearing on Wednesday for the extradition to the United States of a Russian suspected of masterminding a $4 billion bitcoin laundering ring.

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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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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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Judge rejects ex-Subway pitchman Jared Fogle's request for new hearing

(Reuters) - A judge has rejected the latest request from Jared Fogle, the imprisoned former pitchman for fast-food chain Subway, to reconsider his case two years after he pleaded guilty to child pornography and sex with minors charges.

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BRIEF-Boardwalk REIT Q3 FFO per share c$0.53

* Boardwalk REIT announces third quarter financial results, a long-term strategic plan focused on nav growth, and change to monthly distribution beginning in 2018

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Newtown families seek to hold gun maker accountable in Connecticut court

HARTFORD, Conn. (Reuters) - A lawyer for families who lost loved ones in the 2012 Sandy Hook school shooting told Connecticut's highest court on Tuesday that Remington Outdoor Co [FREDM.UL] should be held responsible because its military-themed marketing was designed to appeal to young men like killer Adam Lanza.

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U.S. safety board criticizes Amtrak 'weak safety culture' after fatal crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board criticized Amtrak's safety record on Tuesday at a hearing on a fatal 2016 crash and said the railroad failed to use critical safety equipment that could have prevented the incident.

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BRIEF-MIDDLEBY SAYS ‍ON NOV 7, BOARD TERMINATED CO'S EXISTING SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

* MIDDLEBY- ‍ON NOV 7, BOARD OF DIRECTORS RESOLVED TO TERMINATE CO'S EXISTING SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM, EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY​

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BRIEF-KINDER MORGAN CANADA FILES REQUEST WITH THE NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD

* KINDER MORGAN CANADA LTD - CO'S ‍SUBSIDIARY, TRANS MOUNTAIN, FILED A REQUEST TO NATIONAL ENERGY BOARD FURTHER TO ITS MOTION OF OCTOBER 29, 2017​

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Republican Senator Paul to seek Senate tax plan changes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Senator Rand Paul on Tuesday said he will seek changes to the Senate's tax cut bill to add a provision to repeal Obamacare's requirement that Americans pay a penalty if they do not obtain health insurance as well as scale back its elimination of a federal deduction for state and local taxes.

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Adam Driver’s Nonprofit Seeks Soldiers for the Stage

Arts in the Armed Forces, founded by the actor and veteran Adam Driver, will grant $10,000 to a playwright who has served in the military.

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Jeff Sessions, sexual harassment and the President's power to launch nukes will be focus of 3 hearings today

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BRIEF-Delta Partners to nominate slate of directors to Good Times Restaurant board

* Delta Partners Lp says co, REIT Redux Partners delivered letter to Good Times Restaurant providing notice that they will nominate slate of directors

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BRIEF-Impax Laboratories says board of co amended and restated bylaws of co

* Impax Laboratories says ‍on and effective Nov 10, 2017, board of co amended and restated bylaws of company - SEC filing

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House lawmakers hold hearing on sexual harassment in Congress

House lawmakers on Tuesday will review the chamber's sexual harassment policies in the wake of sweeping allegations of sexual misconduct and harassment that have rocked powerful institutions and industries across the country.

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Security tight at Kenya court ahead of hearing on election challenges

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Supreme Court prepared on Tuesday to review petitions challenging President Uhuru Kenyatta's victory in last month's presidential election, in what may be the last chance for legal scrutiny of the vote.

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Lawmakers, US allies seek assurance that Trump won't rashly launch nuclear strike

A decades-old presidential authority to use nuclear weapons is suddenly coming into question as US allies and some lawmakers from both parties want the Trump administration to assure them that President Donald Trump cannot rashly launch a nuclear strike, according to multiple sources.

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Trump was for leaks before he was president

Trump was enthusiastic about WikiLeaks' hacks during the 2016 campaign. After taking office, his administration has been less complimentary about leaks.

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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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Honduras accuses Australia of spying by drone before playoff

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Honduras accused Australia of spying on their training sessions with a drone on Monday, as tensions heated up ahead of Wednesday's decisive World Cup playoff match.

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The last thing JFK signed in the Oval before he was assassinated

It's a black and white portrait photograph of John F. Kennedy. Underneath it, a handwritten message:

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FEATURE-Argentina seeks to overtake Chile in South America lithium race

CAUCHARI OLAROZ, Argentina, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The giant pools of turquoise water in the mountainous deserts of northwest Argentina shimmer in the sunlight like oases and for lithium miners like Australia's Orocobre Ltd, that is exactly what they are.

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House Democrats seek probe of FCC chairman's treatment of Sinclair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two U.S. House Democrats on Monday asked the Federal Communications Commission inspector general to probe whether FCC Chairman Ajit Pai was biased in favor of Sinclair Broadcast Group, which is seeking approval of a $3.9 billion acquisition of Tribune Media Co.

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UPDATE 3-Seeking to dodge default, Venezuela hosts creditors

CARACAS, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Venezuela's socialist government welcomed scores of creditors on Monday for talks intended to renegotiate a crippling foreign debt and avert a default that could compound the once-prosperous OPEC nation's economic crisis.

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Sam Smith scores first top spot on Billboard 200

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sam Smith's "The Thrill of it All" scored the British singer's first No. 1 spot on the Billboard 200 album chart, edging out new releases by Maroon 5 and Blake Shelton, according to data from Nielsen SoundScan on Monday,

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BRIEF-Humana elects Karen Desalvo to board of directors

* Humana Inc - ‍Desalvo's election brings number of Humana directors to 12​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Holocaust victim's family brought together by pendant found beneath death camp floorboards

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Dozens of relatives from three continents lay a brass plaque in the pavement in Frankfurt on Monday, in memory of a Jewish schoolgirl who perished in the Holocaust and whose...

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BRIEF-Imex Systems announces addition to its board

* Imex Systems Inc announces addition to the board achieving listing compliance Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing new order

DUBAI (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before state-owned Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president said on Monday.

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AIRSHOW-Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing new order

* Emirates dashes Airbus's hopes for A350 order (Adds Airbus declines to comment, background)

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PNG threatens to forcibly remove asylum seekers from abandoned Australian detention center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention center without food or running water.

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S.Korean workers seek assurances over Opel shift to Europe

SEOUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Opel's plan to shift car production from South Korea to Europe fueled concerns among workers about a sharp fall in output at General Motors' South Korean unit, which is already grappling with slumping sales.

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AIRSHOW-Dubai wants guarantee on A380 output before placing A380 order

DUBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Dubai wants a guarantee that Airbus will keep production of the A380 superjumbo open for at least 10 years before Emirates places a new order for the world's largest jetliner, the airline's president told Reuters on Monday.

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Questerre seeks output growth as Q3 net loss widens

OSLO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Canadian oil and gas firm Questerre said in its Q3 earnings report:

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UPDATE 3-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that allows a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and which would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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UPDATE 2-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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Papua New Guinea to begin forcible removal of asylum seekers from detention center

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea Immigration Minister Petrus Thomas said authorities would take steps on Monday to forcibly remove around 450 men who remain in an abandoned Australian detention center without food or running water.

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Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's [UBER.UL] warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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UPDATE 1-Uber board strikes agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO/NEW YORK, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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Uber board has struck an agreement to pave way for SoftBank investment

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technolgies Inc's [UBER.UL] warring board members have struck a peace deal that would allow a multibillion-dollar investment by SoftBank Group Corp to proceed, and would resolve a legal battle between former Chief Executive Travis Kalanick and a prominent shareholder.

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AIRSHOW-Flydubai seeks bids for potential 175-jet order -sources

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Budget carrier flydubai is in contact with Airbus and Boeing about a potential new order for up to 175 passenger jets, industry sources said on Sunday.

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Asylum-seekers get 24-hour reprieve from Papua New Guinea camp eviction

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea will delay by at least 24 hours a plan to forcibly evict hundreds of men from an abandoned Australian detention center, three asylum seekers said on Saturday.

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Playlist: The Playlist: Eminem Reflects, Sturgill Simpson Busks and 11 More New Songs

Elvis Costello releases a new track, Betty Davis brings the "F.U.N.K.," and more songs that caught our critics' attention this week.

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BRIEF-Trez Capital says ‍Board declared special distribution of $0.838 per Class A share

* Says ‍Board of Directors has declared a special distribution of $9,998,254 or $0.838 per Class A share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Deckers Brands​ announces board actions to resolve Marcato lawsuit

* Deckers announces board action to address and resolve Marcato lawsuit

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Bikram yoga guru seeks bankruptcy in wake of harassment claims

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Bikram Choudhury Yoga Inc, the studio that popularized doing yoga in sauna heat, has filed for U.S. Chapter 11 bankruptcy, dogged by $16.7 million in legal judgments and numerous lawsuits and allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Sam Rockwell grapples with race and anger in 'Three Billboards'

LOS ANGELES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - As a San Francisco native, Sam Rockwell says he doesn't know why he gets offered roles to play "a lot of rednecks and country guys," but he's taking the opportunity to try to understand complex, unlovable male characters.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. safety board to probe self-driving shuttle crash in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Federal transportation safety officials headed to Las Vegas on Friday to investigate a collision this week between a self-driving shuttle bus on its first day of service and a truck, which was blamed on human error.

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BRIEF-William Fatt steps down from Canadian Pacific's board

* William Fatt steps down from Canadian Pacific's board of directors

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BRIEF-BIG ROCK BREWERY APPOINTS​ ‍MICHAEL KOHUT AS NEW CHAIR OF BOARD

* NEW CHAIR NAMED TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS AT BIG ROCK BREWERY INC.

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U.S. safety board to probe self-driving shuttle crash in Las Vegas

WASHINGTON, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Transportation Safety Board said it was sending a team to Las Vegas to investigate a collision this week between a self-driving shuttle bus and a truck that was blamed on human error.

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You Love ‘The Simpsons’? Then Let’s Talk About Apu

The documentary “The Problem With Apu” examines how the stereotypical depiction of the Kwik-E-Mart owner on “The Simpsons” affected a generation of Indian actors.

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BRIEF-ASSURANT BOARD OF DIRECTORS APPROVES 6% DIVIDEND INCREASE

* ‍RAISES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY $0.03 TO $0.56 PER COMMON SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Amazon seeks staff in European insurance push

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is expanding its nascent European product insurance business, according to recent job adverts, which industry watchers say could signal the start of broader ambitions in insurance.

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BRIEF-Consolidated Tomoka appoints Chris Haga to its board

* Consolidated-Tomoka Land Co - ‍ Expects increase in size of its board to eight members resulting from Chris Haga's appointment will be temporary​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ireland says still 'a way to go' before agreement on Irish issues in Brexit talks

DUBLIN (Reuters) - There is a still "a way to go" in negotiations between Britain and the European Union before enough progress on Irish issues has been made to move on to the next phase of Brexit talks, Ireland's foreign minister said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Norway's wealth fund seeks better currency market deal for clients

OSLO, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund, the world's largest, on Friday called for more transparency in global foreign exchange markets to cut the cost of transactions and make them more efficient.

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BRIEF-EMC Insurance Group amends by-laws and increases board size

* Says ‍on Nov 6, 2017, with Robert L. Howe leaving the board in May​, Co's board amended by-laws to increase the size from 5-6 directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Virginia Republican Goodlatte will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Bob Goodlatte, the Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee, said on Thursday he will not seek re-election next year.

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Airbus CEO has board's confidence: French finance minister

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus CEO Tom Enders has the board's confidence to handle a crisis over sales practices, French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said, without saying whether he himself still had confidence in Enders.

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More LGBTQ characters on TV than ever before

While TV is doing better than it ever has in terms of LGBTQ representation, there's still room for improvement.

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Review: On Violence and the Pain of Others in ‘Three Billboards’

A ferocious Frances McDormand plays a grieving mother seeking justice in Martin McDonagh’s movie, which mixes tears and tragedy with corrosive laughs.

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Hearing aid maker William Demant trusts in hearing quality, not smart features

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - William Demant, the world's second largest hearing aid maker, said it would continue to focus on products that provide hearing quality rather than smart features, after it sold fewer devices than expected in the third quarter.

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UK's May to appoint new aid minister, seeking to maintain delicate Brexit balance

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is expected to appoint a new aid minister on Thursday following a resignation which has left her with the difficult task of finding the right person to maintain fragile unity in a cabinet divided over Brexit.

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BRIEF-Aegon Q3 income before tax up at 618 million euros, above consensus

* Q3 RETURN ON EQUITY 8.9 PERCENT VERSUS 7.7 PERCENT YEAR AGO‍​

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Catalan parliament speaker to appear before Spain's Supreme Court

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalan parliament's speaker and five lawmakers will appear before Spain's Supreme Court in Madrid on Thursday to answer charges of rebellion and sedition for their roles in staging a banned referendum on Catalonia's independence last month.

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Papua New Guinea starts dismantling detention camp, threatens forcible evict of asylum seekers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea began dismantling a shuttered Australian-run immigration detention center on Thursday and warned it will use force if necessary to evict nearly 600 men if they refuse to leave within two days, according to a notice posted at the camp.

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Senate panel sets November 28 confirmation hearing for Fed chair nominee Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Banking Committee will hold a confirmation hearing for Jerome Powell, President Donald Trump's nominee for chairman of the Federal Reserve Bank, on Nov. 28, the committee said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Wisconsin board clears way for $3 billion Foxconn deal

(Reuters) - Wisconsin's economic development agency on Wednesday approved a $3 billion incentives package for Taiwan-based Foxconn to build a massive liquid-crystal display plant in the state, Governor Scott Walker said.

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Retired pitcher Roy Halladay's plane flew low before crash: NTSB

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Witnesses reported that retired baseball star Roy Halladay maneuvered his plane at low altitude before the aircraft crashed off the coast of central Florida, killing him, a federal official said on Wednesday.

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Retired pitcher Roy Halladay's plane flew low before crash

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (Reuters) - Witnesses reported that retired baseball star Roy Halladay maneuvered his plane at low altitude before the aircraft's crash off the coast of central Florida that killed him, a federal official said on Wednesday.

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U.S. Said to Seek Sale of CNN or DirecTV in AT&T-Time Warner Deal

The demands from the Justice Department set up a potential battle over the fate of the pending $85.4 billion deal.

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Emerging nations urge rich to kick-start climate pact before 2020

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Emerging nations pressed developed countries on Wednesday to step up cuts in greenhouse gas emissions by 2020 to kick-start the Paris climate agreement, saying the rich were wrongly focused on 2030 goals.

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Exclusive: Takata creditors seek $30 billion, far more than it can pay - court filing

TOKYO (Reuters) - Creditors of bankrupt Takata Corp say the parts maker owes them more than $30 billion after the automotive industry's biggest recall over its faulty air bags - many times more than the company can repay, a court filing seen by Reuters shows.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

A Miracle on the Pacific, 53 Years Before Sully Landed on the Hudson

Pan Am Flight 6 from Honolulu to San Francisco developed engine trouble. Too late to turn back, the airliner landed in the ocean and all 31 aboard survived.

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Typhoon Damrey kills 106 in Vietnam, reservoirs brimming before APEC summit

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnam's deadliest storm this year, Typhoon Damrey, has killed 106 people, while dozens of dangerously full reservoirs release water as the southeast Asian nation prepares to host a regional summit.

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Texas gunman not welcomed at church before shooting

Devin Kelley walked into a Texas church turning joyous prayers into screams of terror as he killed more than 20 people, including an unborn child.

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RPT-UPDATE 1-EU's Vestager seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

LISBON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - European Union regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.

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Airbus knew of software vulnerability before A400M crash

PARIS/SEVILLE (Reuters) - Airbus and European safety authorities were warned in late 2014 of a software vulnerability in the A400M military plane that was similar to a weakness that contributed to a fatal crash seven months later, Spanish investigators have found.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump, in China, Seeks Help Over a Nuclear North Korea

He will ask President Xi Jinping for sanctions to punish the North’s nuclear ambitions. But China may hesitate to move against an old, if troublesome, ally.

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Born before 22 weeks, premature baby is now thriving

A preterm baby born at 21 weeks and four days is now a healthy 3-year-old girl with no impairments, doctors say. Her case sheds light on a controversial question in neonatal medicine: when should it be recommended to resuscitate a preterm baby, or not?

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UCLA basketball players arrested in China a day before Trump's visit: reports

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Three UCLA men's basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting on Tuesday, a day ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's first official visit there, according to several media reports.

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UPDATE 1-UCLA basketball players arrested in China a day before Trump's visit - reports

SHANGHAI, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Three UCLA men's basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting on Tuesday, a day ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's first official visit there, according to several media reports.

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UCLA basketball players arrested in China a day before Trump visit: reports

(Reuters) - Three UCLA men's basketball players were arrested in China for shoplifting on Tuesday, a day ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's first official visit there, according to several media reports.

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Senator seeks explanation for career U.S. prosecutor's abrupt resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic Senator said on Tuesday he wants answers from top Justice Department officials about why a career prosecutor was asked to resign days before a special counsel unveiled the first criminal charges in an investigation into Russia's role in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Former U.S. Homeland Security officials back nominee ahead of hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of dozens of former U.S. Homeland Security officials sent letters supporting the nomination of Kirstjen Nielsen as the new head of the department ahead of her confirmation hearing on Wednesday by the Senate Homeland Security Committee.

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Puerto Rico board, governor take power struggle to Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federally appointed oversight board that manages Puerto Rico's finances asked Congress on Tuesday for backing in its fight with the island's governor over who should take charge of limping efforts to restore electric power after Hurricane Maria.

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WHO seeks new director for cancer agency facing U.S. scrutiny

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization (WHO) is seeking a new leader for its France-based cancer research agency to replace the current director, Chris Wild, from January 2019.

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Sweden seeks to buy $1 billion U.S. Patriot air defense missile system

STOCKHOLM/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sweden will start negotiations on a $1.2 billion Raytheon Co Patriot air defense missile system, as interest in missile defense systems strengthens amid heightened regional tensions and ballistic missile technology improves globally.

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Canadian groups seek to overturn Quebec ban on Muslim veil

TORONTO (Reuters) - Two Canadian groups on Tuesday asked a court to overturn a new Quebec law that bans observant Muslim women from wearing a full-face veil when providing or receiving government services.

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Swap Kevin James for Kevin Spacey? TV's pulled switcheroos before

Imagine Kevin James as Frank Underwood on "House of Cards."

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Puerto Rico board asks Congress for backing in fight with governor

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The federally appointed oversight board that manages Puerto Rico's finances asked Congress for support on Tuesday in its fight with the island's governor over who should take charge of halting efforts to restore electric power after Hurricane Maria.

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Sweden seeks to buy $1 bln U.S. Patriot air defence missile system

STOCKHOLM, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Sweden will start negotiations with a view to buying U.S. company Raytheon's Patriot air defence missile system, the Swedish Government said on Tuesday.

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EU's Vestager seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

LISBON (Reuters) - European Union regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-EU's Vestager seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

LISBON, Nov 7 (Reuters) - European Union regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.

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House Republicans seek U.S. tax vote next week; Fitch warns on deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans plan to put a bill to overhaul the U.S. tax system to a vote in the House of Representatives next week, a senior lawmaker said on Tuesday as a top ratings agency predicted the tax cuts would clear Congress but balloon the federal deficit.

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At the Met Opera, a Note So High, It’s Never Been Sung Before

It’s an A above high C — the equivalent of a pole vault to the sun. Few performers can hit it, but it’s a requirement in “The Exterminating Angel.”

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EU's Vestager says seeking details on Apple's recent tax set-up

LISBON (Reuters) - EU regulators have asked iPhone maker Apple for details of its recent tax structure following last year's order to pay back taxes of up to 13 billion euros ($15 billion) to Ireland, Europe's anti-trust chief said on Tuesday.

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EU at impasse before final push to clinch carbon market reform

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU negotiators are split over the uses of a new clean technology fund ahead of talks on carbon market reforms on Wednesday, with the bloc keen for a deal this week to show leadership at U.N. climate talks in Bonn.

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Key Trump ally to appear before House panel

Congressional investigators will have a chance Tuesday to question one of President Donald Trump's closest confidants and longtime associates, providing an opportunity for lawmakers to potentially learn more about the Trump campaign's contacts with Russians and Trump's links to Kremlin-friendly interests in his business career.

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BRIEF-Women In Bio announces that Alpna Seth joins Bio-Techne's board

* Women In Bio announces that Alpna Seth joins Bio-Techne's board of directors Source text for Eikon:

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BRIEF-Seaworld appoints Scott Ross to board of directors

* Seaworld announces appointment of Scott Ross to board of directors

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China's Xiaomi seeks to reignite global push with Spain launch

BEIJING, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Chinese smartphone maker Xiaomi Inc launched sales in Spain on Tuesday, its first foray into Western Europe as it revs up a stalled global push into other developed markets around Europe and the United States.

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Qatar Airways seeks to create a virtual mega carrier with deals: CEO

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Qatar Airways wants to create a virtual mega-carrier that will give it economies of scale in negotiating fuel and operations, as it expands investments in other airlines, its chief executive said on Tuesday.

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Custos seeks Johnston Press shareholder meeting for board shake-up

(Reuters) - Newspaper publisher Johnston Press Plc said it received a letter from its biggest shareholder and activist investor Custos Group, demanding a shareholder meeting for the removal of...

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Egypt's Sisi says he will not seek a third term: CNBC

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi‮‮ ‬‬will not seek a third term in office, he said in an interview with CNBC, adding that he does not intend to change the constitution and its provision of a two-term presidential limit.

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Vietnam turns on taps at dangerously brimming reservoirs days before APEC summit

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Vietnam released water from seven dangerously full reservoirs on Tuesday, just days before a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders and after a typhoon killed nearly 70 people.

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Lawmaker erupts at tax reform hearing

The House Ways and Means Committee began its work on a massive tax overhaul, but the day quickly devolved into a partisan food fight, with Democrats claiming Republicans were rushing their bill in an effort to score political points.

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Transforming historic courtyard homes: Before and after

A visit to Pingyao feels like walking through a time capsule.

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Texas church shooter threatened mother-in-law before rampage: official

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man court-martialed by the U.S. Air Force on charges of assaulting his wife and child sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law who sometimes attended the rural Texas church where he fatally shot 26 people, officials said on Monday.

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The church: Video shows service a week before shooting

Footage posted to YouTube shows members of the First Baptist Church in Sutherland Springs, Texas, worshipping on October 29, one week before a gunman opened fire on the church, killing 26 and wounding 20.

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Kenny Chesney's live album scores No.1 on Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country star Kenny Chesney took the top spot on the Billboard 200 album chart on Monday with his new live album, while releases by pop singer Kelly Clarkson and rapper Chris Brown debuted in the top three.

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U.N. warns of heat as climate talks seek action despite Trump

BONN (Reuters) - This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said on Monday, as almost 200 countries started talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit.

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Puerto Rico oversight board, PREPA to testify at House hearing Tuesday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives' Natural Resources committee, citing concerns about power contracts in the wake of Hurricane Maria, is set to hear testimony on Tuesday from Puerto Rico's oversight board and the territory's bankrupt power utility, PREPA.

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Texas Gunman Led Troubled Life Before Church Shooting

Devin Patrick Kelley, a former member of the United States Air Force, had been jailed for domestic abuse, kicked out of the military and charged with animal cruelty.

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BRIEF-Allstate Corp president joins H&R Block board of directors

* H & r Block Inc - announces ‍election of Matthew Winter, president of Allstate Corp, to serve on co's board of directors, effective on November 3​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Strongbow Exploration says ‍Ronald Netolitzky has decided to step down from board of directors​

* Strongbow Exploration Inc - ‍Ronald Netolitzky has decided to step down from board of directors​

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Wooing Trump, Xi Jinping Seeks Great Power Status for China

Mr. Xi, the most powerful Chinese leader in decades, wants the United States to share global leadership with China as equals.

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Giving: Want to Help? Do Your Research Before You Donate

Experts on giving say that it’s important to find a charity with a clear mission, treat your donations like an investment and follow your passion.

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Novartis seeks European approval for cell therapy Kymriah

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis has submitted its cell therapy Kymriah for European approval in two forms of blood cancer, seeking to expand the use of a new treatment it hopes will eventually become a $1 billion-a-year seller.

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Novartis seeks European approval of cell therapy Kymriah

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss drugmaker Novartis said on Monday it submitted an application for its cell therapy Kymriah to be approved in Europe for two forms of blood cancer.

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Saudi's Al-Tayyar says work continues despite board member reportedly detained

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel said on Monday that its business was continuing despite media reports that one of its non-executive board members had been detained.

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Trump seeks better economic ties with Tokyo, says 'Japan has been winning' on trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that he would discuss how to improve economic ties between America and Japan, saying that "Japan has been winning" on trade in recent decades.

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South Korea imposes sanctions on 18 North Koreans, a day before Trump visit

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea imposed unilateral sanctions on 18 North Koreans on Monday, barring any financial transactions between those sanctioned and any South Koreans, as part of international efforts to dry up Pyongyang's illegal cash flows.

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Venezuela opposition leader Guevara seeks refuge in Chile ambassador's home

CARACAS (Reuters) - Prominent Venezuelan lawmaker Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean ambassador's residence in Caracas amid fears he could be jailed, a development that leaves the ailing opposition with even fewer leaders to take on leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Toyota seeks more investments in Israeli auto tech, robotics

TEL AVIV, Nov 5 (Reuters) - Japan's Toyota Motor Corp is seeking more investments in Israeli robotics and vehicle technologies after its venture arm led a $14 million investment in Intuition Robotics in July.

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Venezuela opposition leader Guevara seeks refuge in Chile ambassador's residence

CARACAS/SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Prominent Venezuelan opposition lawmaker Freddy Guevara has sought refuge in the Chilean ambassador's residence in Caracas after authorities sought to remove his congressional immunity so that he could be tried for instigating violence.

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Australia turns down NZ offer to take asylum seekers barricaded inside camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia turned down on Sunday an offer to take 150 asylum seekers being held in an Australian-run detention center in Papua New Guinea, where U.N. officials have warned a humanitarian emergency is unfolding.

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Trump makes unexpected stop before Asia trip

Before departing on a trip to Asia, President Trump made an unannounced stop at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach, a property he licensed his name to and does not own, according to the hotel's website.

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Germany seeks to calm Poland's outrage over minister's call for 'resistance'

BERLIN/WARSAW (Reuters) - Germany on Saturday sought to defuse a diplomatic row with Poland, saying a call by the German defense minister to support a "democratic resistance" in the neighboring country had been taken out of context.

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An Embattled North Carolina Seeks to Outrun a Law’s Bitter Legacy

Seven months after North Carolina repealed H.B. 2, which restricted restroom access for transgender people, the state is still grappling with the law’s fallout.

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Monsanto asks Arkansas to ban herbicide critic from regulatory hearing

CHICAGO, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co has asked Arkansas to block a member of a state regulatory body from participating in a hearing next week that could ban a weed killer linked to crop damage, saying he is biased, the company's latest attempt to defend the product.

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U.S. court orders Benghazi attack suspect held for hearing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A man seized by U.S. forces in Libya and accused of involvement in an attack that killed the U.S. ambassador in Benghazi in 2012 made his first appearance in federal court on Friday in Washington, where he was ordered held until a hearing next week.

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BRIEF-Gulfport Energy Corp appoints Paul Westerman to its board of directors

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BRIEF-Arch Capital says on Nov 2, Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately

* Arch Capital Group-on Nov 2 Kewsong Lee, notified his resignation to board effective immediately after his promotion to co-CEO at Carlyle Group Lp Source text (http://bit.ly/2Ai9JZJ) Further company coverage:

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Republicans seek special counsel's removal from Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Republican U.S. lawmakers called on Friday for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, the latest in a series of conservatives' criticisms of the FBI and Justice Department during the probe of how Moscow may have influenced the campaign.

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Moinian Group seeks up to $500 mln in EB-5 funds for New York project

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Developer Moinian Group said on Friday that it's seeking $250 million to $500 million in investment through the U.S. EB-5 immigrant program to help fund a 2 million square foot tower going up in Manhattan's burgeoning Hudson Yards district.

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U.S. Republicans seek special counsel's removal from Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three Republican U.S. lawmakers called on Friday for Robert Mueller to resign as special counsel investigating Russia and the 2016 U.S. election, the latest in a series of conservatives' criticisms of the FBI and Justice Department during the probe of how Moscow may have influenced the campaign.

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'Walking Dead' zombie game seeks Pokemon-style success

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish game studio Next Games said on Friday it will launch a new augmented reality smartphone game in the coming months based on AMC Networks' hit TV show "Walking Dead".

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South African prosecutors say Pistorius sentence 'shockingly lenient', seek appeal

BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa's state prosecutors told the Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA) on Friday the six-year sentence for murder handed to Paralympic gold medalist Oscar Pistorius was "shockingly lenient" and asked for the right to launch an appeal.

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BRIEF-XENIA HOTELS APPOINTS VERBAAS TO ADDITIONAL ROLE OF CHAIRMAN OF BOARD

* XENIA HOTELS & RESORTS ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF MARCEL VERBAAS TO ADDITIONAL ROLE OF CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD

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UPDATE 1-Kevin Spacey seeks treatment after sexual misconduct claims -representatives

LOS ANGELES, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment, according to his representatives, following allegations of sexual misconduct that have forced a halt in production of his Netflix show "House of Cards" and a social media backlash.

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U.S. draft U.N. resolution seeks extension of Syria chemical probe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would extend by two years the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, after Russia vetoed an extension last week.

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Republicans debut tax bill, Trump seeks first win

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. House of Representatives unveiled a tax bill on Thursday that would cost $1.51 trillion and deliver deep tax cuts as promised by President Donald Trump, setting off a race in Congress to give him his first major legislative win.

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UPDATE 8-U.S. Republicans debut tax bill, Trump seeks first win

* Bill would cut in half mortgage interest deduction (Adds cost of tax cuts, details of bill)

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

Spanish Judge Jails 8 Catalan Separatists Before Trial

In all, Spain’s attorney general is seeking to prosecute 20 Catalan separatists, including Carles Puigdemont, the former leader of Catalonia.

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BRIEF-UPS board announces quarterly dividend

* UPS - ‍declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.83 per share on all outstanding class A and class B shares​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Brain training games may help older adults with hearing loss

(Reuters Health) - Hearing-impaired adults who play computer games designed to improve audio skills may have an easier time understanding conversations in a noisy room, a small experiment suggests.

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Nutella-maker Ferrero seeks to crack Turkish grip on hazelnuts

WINNIPEG, Manitoba, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Chocolate makers' dependence on hazelnuts from a single major producer, Turkey, has sent Italy's Ferrero SpA searching for new suppliers to satisfy consumer cravings, from eastern Canada to Chile and Australia.

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BRIEF-Canada PM pleased softwood tariffs lower than they were before

Canada PM says pleased U.S. softwood duties were not as bad as they were before, still a burden to Canadian industry

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Kevin Spacey seeks treatment after sexual misconduct claims: representatives

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Oscar-winning actor Kevin Spacey is seeking unspecified treatment, according to his representatives, following allegations of sexual misconduct that have forced a halt in production of his Netflix show "House of Cards" and a social media backlash.

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Croatia opposition seeks government no-confidence vote on Agrokor handling

ZAGREB (Reuters) - Croatia's opposition parties on Thursday demanded a no-confidence vote in the government over its handling of a crisis at the country's largest company, Agrokor, but analysts said the ruling coalition would likely survive.

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Spanish prosecutor seeks arrest of ousted Catalan leader

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's state prosecutor sought a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, now in Belgium, after he failed to appear at a High Court hearing on Thursday.

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U.S. lawmakers seek 'well-rounded biofuels policies'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group in the U.S. House of Representatives has called on the Environmental Protection Agency to recognize "the significant pitfalls and costs" of renewable fuel standards in its future rulemaking and enact "well-rounded" biofuel policies.

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Spain likely to seek arrest of ousted Catalan leader, top judge says

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish courts are likely to issue a European arrest warrant for former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont after he failed to appear at a Spanish court hearing on Thursday, Spain's top judge said.

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Hearing aid maker GN Store Nord suffers as rivals catch up

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Shares in GN Store Nord fell more than 5 percent on Thursday as slightly weaker-than-expected quarterly revenue stoked fears that rivals are catching up with its technology.

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Germany records surge in refugees as Merkel seeks new migrant policy

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of people seeking refuge in Germany has more than doubled in the last two years to 1.6 million, with most fleeing Syria, Afghanistan and Iraq, the Federal Statistics Office said on Thursday.

Spanish Language nytimes.com

Seeking a Voice, via a Bilingual M.F.A., in Writing and in Life

In a program at the University of Texas at El Paso, students from both sides of the border write and speak in English, Spanish and Spanglish.