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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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UPDATE 2-SouthGobi Resources says CEO arrested in China

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

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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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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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Pro-trade Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso up on NAFTA talks, uncertainty over U.S. tax cuts

(Updates prices) SAO PAULO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso firmed on Friday amid expectations that ongoing NAFTA talks in Mexico City would adopt a slightly more deliberative tone than in the past and focus on low-impact issues. The peso, up 0.64 percent on the day, was also lifted by a weaker dollar that sank on mounting uncertainty over major tax cuts sought by U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress. Late on Thursday, Reuters reported that Canada is

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North Korea, Al Franken, Leonids: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.3 strikes southern China: USGS

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

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

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

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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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South Carolina ex-cop faces December sentencing for motorist's shooting

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - A white former South Carolina police officer filmed as he fatally shot an unarmed black motorist in the back two years ago will be sentenced on Dec. 4 on a federal civil rights charge, court officials said on Friday.

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

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

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UPDATE 2-South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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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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Surgery Reveals North Korean Defector Is Riddled With Parasitic Worms

South Korean doctors operating on an injured North Korean soldier found parasitic worms crawling in his dietary tract, a symptom of poor hygiene and nutrition.

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South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

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

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UPDATE 1-South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska Nov 17 (Reuters) - C anadian heavy crude prices and TransCanada Corp shares slid on Friday, the day after the Keystone pipeline spilled 5,000 barrels of oil in South Dakota as officials in Nebraska mulled whether to approve another pipeline proposed by the company.

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

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

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Financial firms stall settlement talks amid U.S. consumer watchdog upheaval

* Prospect of Trump appointee puts firms on enforcement front foot

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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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With ticket to Olympics, North Korean skating pair are 'a rough diamond'

WARSAW (Reuters) - When the Canadian coach Bruno Marcotte started working with a pair of Olympics-qualified North Korean figure skaters, he did not expect much warmth from them.

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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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Merkel's conservatives offer Greens compromise to salvage talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners resumed talks on Friday after all-night negotiations failed to produce a breakthrough, with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives saying they would compromise further on climate change policies to secure a deal.

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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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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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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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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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BRIEF-Southgobi Resources H shares on trading halt pending announcement on chairman

* Trading in shares of co halted pending announcement on Aminbuhe, chairman of board of directors of company​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Southgobi Resources H shares on trading halt

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German coalition talks miss deadline; parties still at odds

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to forge a three-way ruling coalition could stretch into the weekend after the parties missed Merkel's Thursday deadline and failed to reach agreement on key issues such as migration and finances.

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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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Toshiba says not in talks to with any company over PC unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Friday it had not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc.

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German coalition talks flounder as disagreements persist

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to forge a three-way ruling coalition dragged into the wee hours of Friday, with some participants warning that differences on climate, migration and finances could still cause the talks to collapse.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba says not in talks to with any company over PC unit sale

* Toshiba says not in talks with any individual company over sale

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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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Comcast Said to Be in Talks to Buy 21st Century Fox Assets

The cable giant is discussing acquiring the Fox movie studio, the FX network, regional sports channels and a vast overseas TV distribution business.

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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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U.S. says Sudan commits to severing North Korea ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sudan committed on Thursday to severing all trade and military ties with North Korea, the U.S. State Department said, as Washington seeks to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

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

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

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Comcast in talks to buy 21st Century Fox

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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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Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.

Buried in an emergency funding request to Congress lie hints of new ways to confront Pyongyang, like cyberweapons and armed drones.

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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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Toshiba in talks to sell PC operations to Asus: Nikkei‍​

(Reuters) - Japanese conglomerate Toshiba Corp has entered into negotiations to sell its personal computer operations to Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc, the Nikkei reported on Friday.

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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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BRIEF-Capital Southwest increases credit facility to $180 mln

* Capital Southwest increases credit facility to $180 million

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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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Trump to announce terrorism list decision on North Korea next week: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision next week on whether to put North Korea on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-U.S. Department of Energy approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Hydroelectric Transmission Project​

* ‍U.S. Department of Energy approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Hydroelectric Transmission Project​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-TransCanada responds to oil leak in Amherst, South Dakota

* Safely shut down keystone pipeline at about 6 a.m. CST after drop in pressure was detected in operating system resulting from an oil leak

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A More Conciliatory Tone on Climate from the U.S. at Global Talks

In a brief address at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, a State Department official mentions climate change and not coal, drawing (polite) applause.

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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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Mattis sees opportunity for talks if North Korea halts missile tests, development

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday there could be an opportunity for talks between North Korea and the United States if Pyongyang stopped testing and developing its nuclear and missile programs.

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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-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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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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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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Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea, the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties under toughening U.N. sanctions over its weapons program, a customs notice obtained on Thursday showed.

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

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

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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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Chinese envoy heads to North Korea for rare talks

A senior Chinese diplomat will travel to North Korea on Friday as a "special envoy" of Chinese president Xi Jinping amid growing pressure on Pyongyang to curtail its nuclear and missile program.

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Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns.

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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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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.

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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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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.

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BRIEF-South State Corp & Park Sterling Corp merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​

* South State Corporation and Park Sterling Corporation merger receives regulatory and shareholder approval​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Northern California shooting death toll reaches five after wife's body found

(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Northview Apartment REIT announces $197 mln strategic acquisition of 1,250 units in key growth markets

* Northview Apartment REIT announces $197 million strategic acquisition of 1,250 units in key growth markets Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Trump: We must denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said that during his trip to South Korea one of the topics of conversation was how to isolate North Korea and its weapons.

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Death toll in Northern California rises to five after wife's body found

(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

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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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Northern California Gunman Killed Wife Before Shooting Spree

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

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South Korea party leader says U.S. must not strike North Korea without Seoul's consent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump should "under no circumstances" take military action against North Korea without the consent of the government in Seoul, the chairwoman of South Korea's ruling party, Choo Mi-ae, said on Wednesday.

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The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives

Over 20 years, hundreds of performers have joined the show in cities around the globe. These are some of their stories — laced with hope, tragedy, homesickness and triumph.

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Cards Against Humanity buys land on Mexico border to stump Trump's wall plan

Cards Against Humanity, an irreverent card game company known for its attention-seeking pranks, says it bought land on the U.S.-Mexico border to block President Trump from building his wall.

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Inside the Truce Village Where a North Korean Soldier Defected

It’s the only spot in the DMZ where soldiers from the North and South stand just feet from one another. It’s also one of the few where someone could make a break for it.

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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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South Korea postpones university exam after rare earthquake

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

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How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments.

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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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Fifteen bullet-ridden kidnap victims found in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police on Wednesday found 15 bullet-ridden bodies of kidnap victims near the border with Iran, a favored route for human traffickers taking workers illegally to Europe.

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North Korean Soccer Talent Tests Defenses and Sanctions

Some government officials in Italy wonder if a group of North Korean soccer players there are free from the control of their government.

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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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North Korea defector 'stabilized' after second surgery: South Korean surgeon

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash over the border to South Korea this week stabilized on Wednesday after a second round of surgery, a doctor treating him said.

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South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude quake

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

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North Korean defector begs China to free his family

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

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Swiss woman abducted in Sudan's Darfur region freed: North Darfur official

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have freed a Swiss humanitarian worker who was abducted in Darfur last month, the deputy governor of North Darfur, Mohamed Barima, told Reuters on Wednesday.

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North Korea's Kim trades missiles for tractors during testing lull

SEOUL (Reuters) - After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.

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Senior Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea as envoy of Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea from Friday as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, although it did not say he was planning to discuss North Korea's nuclear and ballistic programs.

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BRIEF-Southgobi Resources qtrly loss per share $0.04

* SOUTHGOBI - ‍HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT FOR FINANCE LEASE ON NEW WASH PLANT FACILITY BUT WILL NEED FINANCING TO COMPLETE THERMAL COAL PROCESSING ​

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Special envoy for Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea from Nov. 17, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

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North Korea defector undergoes second surgery, South Korean hospital says

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash this week over the border with South Korea was being operated upon for a second time early on Wednesday, the hospital treating him said.

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South Korea detects no unusual activity at border where North Korean defected

SEOUL (Reuters) - No unusual activity has been detected at the border with North Korea where a North Korean soldier defected this week, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Tuesday marked the first-ever Run For Office Day. Here's what that means.

Election night brought historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates across the US in the few states holding 2017 contests.

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After U.S. visit, South Sudan's Kiir orders unhindered aid access

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - South Sudan's President Salva Kiir has ordered that humanitarian aid convoys be allowed to move freely, unhindered and unimpeded around the country, two weeks after the United States said it had lost trust in his government and threatened to pull support.

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Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

(Reuters) - A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police.

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U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016.

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North Korea decision on Olympics participation seen as last minute: South Korea official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, expect long-time adversary North Korea to hold off for as long as possible on deciding whether to participate in the Games, South Korea's top sports official said on Tuesday.

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At Least 4 Killed in Shooting in Northern California

The police said there were at least seven separate shooting scenes in or near Rancho Tehama Reserve, and two children were among the wounded.

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Iraqi PM says 'will not wait forever' to take action on border areas

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said on Tuesday he would take action soon over border areas under Kurdish control, but would regain them without violence.

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Canada's WestJet expects first labor contract with pilots after 2018

MONTREAL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Canada's WestJet Airlines said on Tuesday he doesn't expect the carrier to reach its first labor contract with pilots in 2018.

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Rohingya Muslims risk lives to cross border

Every day, hundreds of Rohingya Muslims try to cross the river between Myanmar and Bangladesh. Many do not survive the journey. CNN's Clarissa ward reports.

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BRIEF-Norfolk Southern announces expiration of early exchange period of exchange offers

* Norfolk Southern announces expiration of early exchange period of previously announced exchange offers and increase in aggregate principal amount of new notes to be issued to $750,000,000

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How one state could become the first with no abortion clinics

Dona Wells vividly remembers when abortions were illegal. When women had little choice after their contraceptive failed.

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Japan's PM says North Korea still developing missiles despite launch pause

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said an almost two-month pause in North Korean missile tests was no indication that it had halted its weapons development, insisting it was too early for any talks with the regime.

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Trump heads home with 'America First' ringing in Asian ears

MANILA (Reuters) - As Air Force One took off from Manila on Tuesday at the end of the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than quarter of a century, at least two of the region's leaders had good reason to feel satisfied.

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North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, says Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for reclusive North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal quickly, even if wanted to, given its weapons programs were so developed.

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First Amendment case may become proxy for abortion rights at Supreme Court

In announcing plans to take up a challenge to California law that requires anti-abortion pregnancy centers to post information about low-cost abortion services, the Supreme Court will return to familiar yet rocky ground pitting speech rights against abortion rights. Such cases turning on the First Amendment sometimes become proxies for the larger, enduring fight over a woman's right to end a pregnancy.

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South Korea's Moon says unlikely for North Korea to completely denuclearize in a short time

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for North Korea to completely destroy its nuclear weapons in a short time considering the state of its arsenal.

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China premier says will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation

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

Jewels and Jewelry nytimes.com

A Jeweler in Canada’s Far North

Visit Aayuraa Studio in Northern Canada and listen to its founder, Mathew Nuqingaq, who was named to the Order of Canada, talk about the stories of the jewelry he makes.

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BRIEF-Prodways launches first PA6-12T material

* LAUNCH OF FIRST PA6-12T PLASTIC MATERIAL FOR 3D PRINTING USING SELECTIVE LASER SINTERING‍​

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Defecting North Korean soldier critical after escape in hail of bullets

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier is expected to survive critical wounds he received when his old comrades fired a hail of bullets at him as he made a defection dash to South Korea, the South's government and military said on Tuesday.

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

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

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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UPDATE 1-Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure

NEW DELHI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South has undergone several surgical procedures and is in a critical condition, South Korea's government and military said on Tuesday, with doctors expecting to save him.

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Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing.

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

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

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Defecting North Korean soldier shot several times after abandoning escape car

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South on Monday was racing towards the border in a car when a wheel came loose, forcing him to escape on foot under fire from North Korean soldiers, the South Korean government and military said.

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

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

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North Korean soldier who defected to South was shot by several North Korean soldiers: U.N

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier who defected to the South on Monday was shot by several North Korean soldiers while making his way over the inter-Korean border, the United Nations Command said on Tuesday.

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FDA approves first drug in U.S. with digital ingestion tracking

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration said on Monday that it had approved Otsuka Pharmaceutical Co Ltd's Abilify MyCite, the first drug with a digital ingestion tracking system to be approved in the United States.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Protesters Jeer as Trump Team Promotes Coal at U.N. Climate Talks

The Trump administration’s debut at the United Nations climate conference in Bonn, Germany, was met with heckling, noisy protest and harsh questions.

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Yale Professors Race Google and IBM to the First Quantum Computer

Robert Schoelkopf helped create technology that promises to deliver the machines of tomorrow at Google and IBM. Now, he is giving them some competition.

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Roy Moore would be first senator expelled in 155 years

On Monday afternoon, Colorado Sen. Cory Gardner said the Senate should vote to expel Roy Moore in the increasingly-unlikely event the Alabama Republican nominee wins a special election on December 12.

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First Barbie with hijab revealed

Mattel released its new Barbie doll at the Glamour Women of the Year Summit. It's modeled after Ibtihaj Muhammad, the bronze medal-winning U.S. Olympic fencer.

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BRIEF-Wesbanco says First Sentry Bancshares to pay co termination fee of $3 million upon merger agreement termination

* Wesbanco - If merger agreement with First Sentry Bancshares terminated, First Sentry may be obligated to pay co termination fee of $3 million - SEC Filing Source text: [http://bit.ly/2zFKH7d] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Healthsouth Corp says ‍continues to expect full-year 2017 net operating revenues of $3,900 million to $3,950 million​

* Healthsouth Corp says ‍continues to expect full-year 2017 net operating revenues of $3,900 million to $3,950 million​ - SEC Filing

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Bombardier in talks with EgyptAir for $1.1 billion CSeries deal: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Canadian plane-and-train-maker Bombardier Inc  is in advanced talks with EgyptAir over a potential $1.1 billion order for CSeries jets, Bloomberg reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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

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

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South Africa's Zuma again denounces "monopoly" white economic power

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma reiterated a call on Monday for radical reforms to shift the balance of "monopoly" economic power away from whites who dominated under apartheid, saying without such change blacks would stay poor for a long time.

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New Barbie wears hijab for the first time

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Ghana opens talks with Exxon on deepwater drilling contract -deputy energy minister

ACCRA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Ghana has opened talks with Exxon Mobil Corp to allow the U.S. oil firm to undertake deepwater exploration off the West African nation's coast, a deputy energy minister said on Monday.

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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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Air strikes kill 29 in market in northern Syria: monitoring group

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Monday that air strikes on a market had killed at least 29 people in a rebel-held area of northwest Syria.

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First U.S. trial opens in FIFA corruption probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Lawyers defending three former soccer officials at trial on U.S. corruption charges strove to distance their clients from a scandal that has engulfed the sport as they delivered opening statements to jurors on Monday.

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MOVES-Wells Fargo, Prudential, Credit Suisse, Northern Trust, FTI Consulting

Nov 13 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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UPDATE 3-AB InBev replaces North America chief to stem sales slide

* U.S. beer in decline for a decade (Adds CEO comments, bullet points)

Earthquakes nytimes.com

Deadly Earthquake Hits Iran-Iraq Border

A 7.3-magnitude earthquake struck the area Sunday evening. More than 400 are dead and thousands injured.

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

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

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Dems: Feds taking steps to seize border land

Although approval for a new border wall has yet to come, the Trump administration has taken subtle steps to be able to seize land to build one, including by restarting litigation that has laid dormant for years against landowners, according to a new report from Senate Democrats.

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure: sources

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for 'worst ever situation'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as "the worst ever situation" because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike.

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Uber's South Asia policy chief quits in latest senior departure - sources

NEW DELHI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Uber's chief of policy for India and South Asia has quit, two sources familiar with the matter said on Monday, in the latest high-level departure at the online taxi company.

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UPDATE 2-South Africa's Eskom not insolvent but facing cashflow trouble

* Company says has enough stocks to weather strike (Adds Eskom says financially afloat, strike, details)

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AIRSHOW-India's Jet Airways in "serious talks" for 75 more Boeing 737 Max planes

DUBAI, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Indian airline Jet Airways is in "serious discussions" about ordering a further 75 Boeing 737 Max aircraft, having already ordered 75, chairman and founder Naresh Goyal told Reuters at the Dubai Airshow on Monday.

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Greens hold out on climate in German coalition talks

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

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Activists to appeal new South African nuclear plant decision

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

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MOVES-FTI names Leslie Moeller as chairman of North and South America

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc named Leslie Moeller as chairman of North and South America, effective immediately.

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MOVES-Wells Fargo Securities, Northern Trust Asset Management, Credit Suisse

Nov 13 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Supreme Court takes up First Amendment challenge to California abortion law

The Supreme Court agreed on Monday to take up a First Amendment challenge to a California law that requires licensed pregnancy centers to disseminate information about the availability of state run programs that provide abortions.

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AB InBev replaces North America chief to stem sales slide

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The world's biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev , is replacing the head of its North America business to stem a slide in sales in its largest market.

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Lyft to drive into Canada in first international foray

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc said on Monday it would launch its service in Toronto, marking the first international expansion for the U.S.-based rival of Uber Technologies Inc.

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A first look inside the site of the Texas mass shooting

The same day that the First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held its first service since a gunman opened fire on parishioners last week, killing 25 people and an unborn child, residents and visitors got to see how the church had been turned into a memorial.

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North Korean Soldier Shot by Own Troops as He Defects to the South

The North Korean was found alive by South Korean troops and taken to a hospital.

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South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns.

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North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.

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Southeast Asia not taking South China Sea thaw for granted: summit draft

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.

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North Korean soldier is shot while defecting

A North Korean soldier was shot by his former comrades while defecting to South Korea across the demilitarized zone, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Monday.

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Earthquake rocks border area between Iraq, Iran

More than 200 people are dead and 1,700 injured after a powerful 7.3 magnitude earthquake struck the border region between Iran and Iraq.

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North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, 'defects to South'

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, the South Korean military said.

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Iran-Iraq Earthquake Kills More Than 200 Near Border

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, Iran’s supreme leader, urged rescuers to keep looking for survivors after a 7.3 magnitude earthquake near the western border.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Remembrance Day, Climate Talks: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Trump meets Japan, Australia leaders, discusses trade, North Korea threat

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raised North Korea's missile tests during talks on Monday with the prime ministers of Japan and Australia, and said "a lot" of progress had been made in negotiations on trade.

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Japan's JERA imports first LNG cargo shipped from Chevron's Wheatstone site

TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's JERA Co, the fuel-buying joint venture of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, said it received the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo shipped from Chevron's Wheatstone project in Australia.

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Southeast Asian nations not taking South China Sea thaw for granted: draft

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.

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Earthquake Kills Over 100 at Iran-Iraq Border

The 7.3 magnitude quake, which was centered in eastern Iraq, killed at least 61 people in Iran, according to an Iranian official.

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First look inside Texas church after shooting

A memorial inside the Texas church where 26 people were shot and killed includes chairs placed where each victim was found and audio recordings of the victims' voices. CNN's Kaylee Hartung describes the scene.

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Earthquake hits Iraq near border with Iran, several killed in both countries

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - At least four people died in Iraq and several were killed across the border in Iran on Sunday when a strong earthquake hit the region, officials and state media in the two countries said.

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U.N. evacuates first group of refugees from Libya to Niger

TUNIS (Reuters) - A group of 25 refugees have been evacuated from Libya to Niger to have resettlement claims processed, in the first operation of its kind from the North African country, the United Nations said on Sunday.

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Venezuela's Maduro dismisses default possibility on eve of debt talks

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday the country would never default on its debt, a day before debt talks with creditors that will be overseen by two officials under sanction by the United States.

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Swiss scrape into soccer World Cup with 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland

BASEL (Reuters) - Switzerland scraped into next year's World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday.

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq-Iran border area, six killed in Iran

BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - A strong earthquake hit large parts of northern Iraq and the capital Baghdad on Sunday, and also caused damage in villages across the border in Iran where state TV said at least six people had been killed.

Kurds nytimes.com

With Iraqi-Kurdish Talks Stalled, Phone Diplomacy Averts New Clashes

Informal talks continue amid public acrimony, but the precise roles of some of the participants are elusive. So is a breakthrough.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Manila: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Texas church holds first service since mass shooting

The congregation of First Baptist Church of Sutherland Springs held a service on Sunday, one week after a gunman opened fire in the church, killing 25 people and an unborn child in the deadliest mass shooting in Texas history.

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Merkel urges compromises as coalition talks enter final stretch

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sunday urged party leaders negotiating a tricky three-way coalition government to show more willingness to compromise, as support for her conservative bloc plunged to the lowest level in more than six years.

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AIRSHOW-Bombardier in talks to reshuffle Delta CSeries deliveries

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc is in talks to reshuffle Delta Air Line CSeries delivery slots with other customers in case a trade dispute holds up the U.S. carrier's order, a senior executive said on Sunday.

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AIRSHOW-Russia, UAE in early talks to build civil aircraft – Rostec CEO

DUBAI, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Russia has initiated preliminary talks with the United Arab Emirates for joint production of a civil aircraft in the Gulf state, the head of Russia's state-owned defence company said on Sunday.

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Britain won't offer a new figure on Brexit bill to unlock talks: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell out its approach to the final bill to unblock talks.

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Support for Merkel's conservatives falls to 6-yr low ahead of crunch coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Support for Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives has fallen to the lowest level in more than six years, according to a poll on Sunday, as they prepare for more talks on a coalition deal with the environmentalist Greens and a pro-business party.

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No figure on cost of Brexit offered to unlock talks, British minister says

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain will not offer a figure or a formula for how much it believes it owes the European Union, Brexit minister David Davis said on Sunday, after the EU demanded that London spell out its approach to the final bill to unblock talks.

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South Africa's opposition asks court to force disclosure of Zuma's legal costs

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's main opposition party said on Sunday it had asked the High Court to force President Jacob Zuma to disclose how much the state has spent on legal fees to fight corruption allegations against him.

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U.S. to promote 'universal access' to fossil fuels at climate talks

WASHINGTON, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The United States hopes to promote wider use of fossil fuels at a global meeting on climate change next week, a White House official said, reflecting the gaping divide between Washington and the rest of the world on the issue of global warming.

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Trump lands in Philippines, offers to mediate on South China Sea

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump landed in the Philippines on Sunday for a summit of Southeast and East Asian nations, hours after offering to mediate on competing claims to the South China Sea that have long stoked tensions in the region.