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China urges quicker launch of pollution source survey

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BEIJING (Reuters) - China is urging local authorities to speed up the launch of the country's second nationwide general survey of pollution source by establishing local investigation institutes by the end of July, showed a document published by Ministry of Environmental Protection on Monday. [Source]

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In China, an Education in Dating

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

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UPDATE 2-SouthGobi Resources says CEO arrested in China

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

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Freeport evacuating Indonesian mine worker families after shootings - sources

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

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

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

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China Citic, Baidu launch direct bank in fintech push

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

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

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

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Strong earthquake rattles Tibet but only minor damage reported

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

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Trump halts decision to allow elephant trophy imports after uproar

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

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Kushner testified he did not recall any campaign WikiLeaks contact, source says

White House senior adviser Jared Kushner told congressional Russia investigators that he did not communicate with WikiLeaks and did not recall anyone on the Trump campaign who had, a source with knowledge of his testimony told CNN.

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators -source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co announced on Friday it fired its head of consumer lending, a move that people familiar with the matter said was because he disparaged a bank regulator to a fired employee.

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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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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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Nordic Capital, KKR vying for Sandvik's U.S. unit Hyperion -sources

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Buyout firms Nordic Capital and KKR & Co are competing to acquire Hyperion, a U.S. manufacturer of metal cutting and drilling equipment owned by Swedish engineering company Sandvik AB, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Keystone pipeline spill pushes oil higher, fuels TransCanada opponents

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE 2-BlackBerry COO resigns to deal with family issues -source

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard has resigned from the Canadian software company, effective Dec. 1, to help family members deal with health issues, a person familiar with the plans told Reuters on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-BlackBerry COO Beard resigns to deal with family health issues -source

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard has resigned from the Canadian software company, effective Dec. 1, to help family members deal with health issues, a person familiar with the plans told Reuters on Friday.

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Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators: source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co fired Franklin Codel, its head of consumer lending, over a conversation he had with a former employee about compensation in which he disparaged U.S....

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UPDATE 4-Wells Fargo consumer lending head axed after disparaging regulators -source

NEW YORK/WASHINGTON Nov 17 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co fired Franklin Codel, its head of consumer lending, over a conversation he had with a former employee about compensation in which he disparaged U.S. regulators, a person familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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BlackBerry COO Beard resigns to deal with family health issues -source

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd Chief Operating Officer Marty Beard has resigned from the Canadian software company, effective Dec. 1, to help family members deal with health issues, a person familiar with the plans told Reuters 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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German watchdog drops inquiry into HNA, Qatar over Deutsche Bank -source

FRANKFURT, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Germany's financial watchdog will take no action after ending an investigation into whether China's HNA and Qatar's royal family were working together on their investments in Deutsche Bank, a person familiar with the matter said.

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Saudi Kingdom Holding plans to sell two hotels in Beirut - sources

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding plans to sell its stakes in the Moevenpick Hotel and Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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

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

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

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

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South Dakota pipeline spill hits TransCanada shares, Canada crude price

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

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White House seeks another $44 billion in hurricane aid

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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China's connection to the Zimbabwe 'coup'

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

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Apple pushes launch of HomePod smart speaker to early 2018

(Reuters) - Apple Inc has pushed the launch of its HomePod smart speaker to early next year from December, the company said on Friday.

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Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection Monday to stay listed-sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate to remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.

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Exclusive: Toshiba set to OK $5 billion injection on Monday to stay listed - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp will decide on Monday to raise some $5 billion from overseas investors, allowing the troubled conglomerate remain a publicly traded company even if the sale of a key business is delayed, two people with direct knowledge of the process said.

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BRIEF-Amgen launches Enbrel Mini with Autotouch in U.S.

* Amgen launches the Enbrel Mini single-dose prefilled cartridge with autotouch reusable autoinjector that is ergonomically designed for patients

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

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

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BRIEF-Emerita Resources announces $3 mln private placement

* Emerita Resources Corp - ‍Announces $3 million private placement at a price per unit of $0.10​

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

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

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

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

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Flat tyre? China bike sharing boom shows signs of strain

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

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China sets sweeping new rules to regulate asset management products

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

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

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

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China's central bank tightens guidelines on asset management products

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

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

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

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Iraqi forces launch operation to liberate last ISIS-held town

Iraqi forces have begun a large-scale operation to liberate the town of Rawa from ISIS, one of the militant group's last footholds in the country.

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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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China faces waste hangover after Singles' Day buying binge

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

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BRIEF-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

* Trading in shares of co will be halted at 1:00 p.m​ on 17 nov Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Turkey hunts 42 university staff in post-coup crackdown: source

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish police have launched operations to track down 42 university staff from Istanbul's Marmara University who are alleged to have links to last year's failed coup attempt, a police source said on Friday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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China minister warns against seduction of values by Western nations

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

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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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Philadelphia moves one step closer to return of local control of public schools

HARRISBURG, Pennsylvania (Reuters) - Philadelphia's School Reform Commission (SRC) voted Thursday night to begin steps to dissolve itself, paving the way for a return to city control for the nation’s 8th largest school district after 16 years.

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Toyota to consider selling locally-developed EVs in China

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

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

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

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

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

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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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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, 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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High School Teams Head to China, Mixing Basketball and Business

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

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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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White House says elephant trophy decision not yet finalized

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

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

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

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Meredith approaches Time again with Koch brothers backing: source

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

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Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

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

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Trump elephant trophy-hunting move sparks stampede of outrage

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

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Poland aims to sign global climate deal amendment this year

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

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BRIEF-MDU RESOURCES INCREASES QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND TO 19.75 CENTS/SHARE

* ‍INCREASED CO'S QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND TO 19.75 CENTS PER SHARE; PREVIOUS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND WAS 19.25 CENTS/SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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

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

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

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

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Swiss bank to launch bitcoin futures to allow betting against cryptocurrency

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss bank Vontobel said it will start trading Switzerland's first two mini futures to short bitcoin on Friday, giving investors a tool to bet against the value of the volatile cryptocurrency or to hedge bitcoin positions.

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BRIEF-Broadcaster CME: Croatia's watchdog stops sale of local subsidiary

* Says Croatia's watchdog has not approved CME's planned sale of its local subsidiary Nova TV

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Exclusive: CONCACAF agrees to launch new Nations League

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - CONCACAF's governing council has agreed to launch a new Nations League tournament, for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean, president Victor Montagliani told Reuters on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK, the companies said on Thursday.

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Ivory Coast to expel cocoa farmers from largest forest reserve

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Newstrike Resources discusses business combination with CanniMed

* Newstrike Resources says it previously entered exclusivity agreement, is in discussions with CanniMed regarding potential business combination transaction​

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Trump acknowledges thanks from UCLA players released from China

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

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Daimler launches Tel Aviv hub for auto technologies

TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Daimler opened on Thursday a Mercedes-Benz research and development center in Tel Aviv, one of a growing number of multinational firms seeking to tap into Israel's auto technology expertise as the industry moves towards self-driving cars.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Amex launches blockchain-based business payments using Ripple

LONDON (Reuters) - American Express has introduced instant blockchain-based payments using Ripple, a fintech start-up, for U.S. corporate customers sending funds to UK-based businesses that bank with Santander UK , the companies said on Thursday.

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Twenty countries join global alliance to phase out coal by 2030

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

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

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

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Fire hits Freeport Indonesia port facility in Papua - company sources

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A fire has broken out at the main port used by copper miner Freeport-McMoRan Inc in Papua, Indonesia, on Thursday night, company sources said.

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China's Xi speaks with Saudi king: state media

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Visit an Austrian Village, Replicated in China

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

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Few banks seen queuing for China's red carpet invite

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

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

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

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

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

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UPDATE 1-Iliad posts higher quarterly sales as it prepares Italian launch

* Launch in Italy scheduled for end 2017/early 2018 (Changes media slug, recasts and adds CFO comments on Italy)

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

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

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China's banking regulator plans to tighten shareholder rules

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

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

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

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

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

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ASML CFO: Buying own shares at current prices, will launch new programme in Jan

BARCELONA, Nov 16 (Reuters) - The finance chief of Dutch semiconductor equipment supplier ASML said on Thursday the company was currently buying back its own shares and expected to announce an new buyback programme in January.

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Brexit deters some international staff from London tech firms - survey

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

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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.

Abe, Shinzo nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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Senior China minister says some officials practice sorcery

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

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

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

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FCC plans to vote to overturn U.S. net neutrality rules in December: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission is set to unveil plans next week for a final vote to reverse a landmark 2015 net neutrality order barring the blocking or slowing of web content, two people briefed on the plans said.

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Editorial: The Senate Questions the President’s Power to Launch Nukes

Mr. Trump has brought on himself this examination of his authority to order the launch of the world’s most deadly weapons.

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Trump dossier made without paid sources, firm says

The ex-British intelligence agent who authored the opposition research dossier on President Donald Trump and Russia did not pay the sources he used to compile the document, Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson testified to congressional Russia investigators, multiple sources familiar with the matter told CNN.

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Oracle backs tougher foreign investment bills aimed at China

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

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Exclusive: Mattel snubs Hasbro's latest acquisition approach - sources

(Reuters) - Mattel Inc has rebuffed Hasbro Inc's latest takeover approach, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday, casting uncertainty over the potential combination of the world's two largest toy companies.

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

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

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

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

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Bombardier plans hiring spree for business jet program: sources

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Bombardier Inc expects to hire around 1,000 workers in Montreal over 18 months, as the Canadian plane and train maker ramps up production of its new Global 7000 business jet, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

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

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

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

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

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

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UCLA players arrested in China are suspended

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

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Lockheed's CH-53K helicopter to make global debut at Berlin air show: sources

BERLIN (Reuters) - The U.S. military has approved Lockheed Martin Corp's new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter to fly at the Berlin air show next April, according to two sources familiar with the program.

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

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

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Lockheed's CH-53K helicopter to make global debut at Berlin air show-sources

BERLIN, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The U.S. military has approved Lockheed Martin Corp's new CH-53K heavy-lift helicopter to fly at the Berlin air show next April, according to two sources familiar with the programme.

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

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

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after Trump quits

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

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At least 15 dead in flash floods on Greek coast

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

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METALS-Base metals slide as China data hints at slowdown

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

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Keystone XL opponents make last-gasp effort in Nebraska

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

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

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

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France, Germany urge more action on climate after US pullout

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

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UPDATE 3-Loblaw ties up with Instacart to launch home deliveries

Nov 15 (Reuters) - Canadian grocery and pharmacy chain Loblaw Cos Ltd said on Wednesday it is tying up with San Francisco-based Instacart to offer home delivery service in Toronto and Vancouver, as it tries to carve out more market share in a brutal retail sector.

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

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

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

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

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Flash floods kill at least 10 in downpour near Athens

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

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Poland turns to fossil fuel soulmate Trump as coal output flags

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

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

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

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South Korea postpones university exam after rare earthquake

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

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

* ChinaNet Online Holdings reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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Senate panel set to advance quest for oil in Arctic refuge

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

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

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

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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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Exclusive: Amazon scraps bundled video service - sources

NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has scrapped plans to launch an online streaming service bundling popular U.S. broadcast and cable networks because it believes it cannot make enough money on such a service, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Climate action by China, India to offset Trump: study

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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One dead as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

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

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

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

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UPDATE 1-Flydubai nears deal to order 175 Boeing 737 MAX: sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Boeing Co. is close to securing an order from flydubai, the Middle East discount airline, for 175 narrow body jets, according to people familiar with the matter.

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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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Flydubai near deal to order 175 boeing 737 MAX - sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Dubai-based budget carrier, flydubai, is nearing a deal to order 175 Boeing 737 MAX jets, sources familiar with the matter said. The airline, flydubai, is expected to hold a news conference at Dubai Airshow at 1200 UAE time (0800 GMT).

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North Korean defector begs China to free his family

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

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Downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

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

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AerCap near deals to supply Airbus and Boeing jets to EgyptAir -sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Leasing company AerCap is nearing deals to supply Airbus and Boeing jets to EgyptAir, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Zimbabwe army launches takeover against 'criminals' around Mugabe, says president 'safe'

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

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U.S. investor nears record 400-jet Airbus order: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Airline pioneer Bill Franke looked set to place a historic $40 billion order for around 400 Airbus A320 jets, shaking up the low-cost industry and turning the annual race between Airbus and Boeing for plane orders on its head.

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AIRSHOW-U.S. investor nears record 400-jet Airbus order - sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Airline pioneer Bill Franke looked set to place a historic $40 billion order for around 400 Airbus A320 jets, shaking up the low-cost industry and turning the annual race between Airbus and Boeing for plane orders on its head.

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 million from Tencent

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

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China ticketing platform Maoyan raises $150 mln from Tencent

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

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China pig herd shrinks further in October: agriculture ministry

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

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

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

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AIRSHOW-Indigo Partners nears deal for 400 Airbus jets -sources

* Airbus had lagged Boeing in orders this year (Recasts, adds details)

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China says Catalonia situation shows Taiwan independence effort doomed to fail

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

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

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

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Airbus nears deal to sell around 400 jets to Indigo Partners: sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Airbus SE is close to agreeing a blockbuster order worth more than $40 billion at list prices to sell around 400 aircraft to U.S.-based investment fund Indigo Partners, founded by low-cost airline pioneer Bill Franke, two sources said.

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

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

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AIRSHOW-Airbus nears deal to sell around 400 jets to Indigo Partners - sources

DUBAI, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Airbus SE is close to agreeing a blockbuster order worth more than $40 billion at list prices to sell around 400 aircraft to U.S.-based investment fund Indigo Partners, founded by low-cost airline pioneer Bill Franke, two sources said.

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Trump administration to release rules on disclosing cyber flaws: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is expected to publicly release on Wednesday its rules for deciding whether to disclose cyber security flaws or keep them secret, a national security official told Reuters.

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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.

cnn.com

8 weeks, 1 question: Australia's same-sex marriage survey

Like many Australians, Melissa Chomel wants to marry the person she loves.

cnn.com

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

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

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

China nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Storm Resources reports qtrly shr $0.01

* Storm Resources Ltd. ("Storm" or the "company") is pleased to announce its financial and operating results for the three and nine months ended September 30, 2017

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

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

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

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

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Australians support same-sex marriage in survey, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, a national survey showed on Wednesday, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions by the end of the year.

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BRIEF-China Finance Online reports Q3 2017 results

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

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

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

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USITC says launches probe of allegations of patent infringement by Apple

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Tuesday it had launched an investigation into allegations of patent infringement by Apple Inc on various devices.

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Five dead in California shooting spree that ended at school: local media

(Reuters) - Five people died in a shooting spree on Tuesday that ended at a school in a remote area of rural Northern California and some children were among the wounded, according to officials and local media.

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Canada launches NAFTA challenge against U.S. lumber duties

OTTAWA, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday launched a NAFTA trade challenge against the U.S. Commerce Department's decision earlier this month to impose duties on Canadian softwood lumber exports, the foreign ministry in Ottawa said in a statement.