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China's ruling Communist Party expels former Gansu party boss for graft

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has expelled a former party boss of northwestern Gansu province from the Communist Party, the country's anti-graft agency said on Friday, after an investigation showed he received bribes and was involved in "superstitious activities".

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METALS--Shanghai, London metals skid on North Korea tensions, China credit jitters

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Metals in Shanghai and London fell on Friday as investors slashed risk given escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and ongoing jitters about China debt after a ratings downgrade. "Metals have had quite a rally in the past few months and have done so much faster than fundamentals would suggest they should," said analyst Amy Li of National Australia Bank in Melbourne. A combination of fa

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METALS-Shanghai metals skid on North Korea tensions, China credit jitters

MELBOURNE, Sept 22 (Reuters) - Metals soured in Shanghai and London on Friday as investors slashed risk given escalating tensions on the Korean peninsula and ongoing jitters about China debt.

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Democratic senators prepare bill to deal with online political advertising

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Asia stocks edge lower, focus turns to China markets after ratings cut

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Friday but showed signs of steadying as the dust began to settle after the Federal Reserve's hawkish policy statement, while investors looked to see how Chinese financial markets would react to a downgrade on the nation's credit rating.

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REFILE-GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks edge lower, focus turns to China markets after ratings cut

* MSCI Asia-Pacific index down 0.1 pct, Nikkei slips 0.15 pct

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China's small factories fear 'rail Armageddon' with orders to ditch trucks

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thousands of small factories in China, making everything from steel to chemicals, are scrambling for access to the country's clogged rail network as Beijing curbs the use of diesel trucks in an effort to tackle air pollution.

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RPT-Russia set to pipe more oil to China, stepping up race with Saudis

BEIJING/MOSCOW, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese oil refineries are gearing up to receive more Russian oil transported through an expanded Siberian pipeline network from January, likely cementing Russia's position as China's largest oil supplier in a close race with Saudi Arabia.

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U.S. taxable bond funds attract $7 billion in a week: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Taxable-bond funds based in the United States inhaled $7 billion during the latest week, adding to an already strong year for debt, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on...

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NHL: Kings top Canucks in first NHL game in China

(The Sports Xchange) - Tanner Pearson scored two goals in an exhibition game, which would typically be no gigantic feat.

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BRIEF-Western Asset Mortgage Capital estimates its book value per share was about $10.97

* Western Asset Mortgage Capital Corp - company estimates that its book value per share, as of August 31, 2017, was approximately $10.97​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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State funding changes in spotlight in Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican leaders sought to nail down the final votes needed to pass what U.S. Vice President Mike Pence on Thursday called their "last best chance" to repeal Obamacare while a new analysis underscored how Democratic-leaning states stand to lose large amounts of federal funding under the legislation.

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Opinion: 6 things you better know about latest health care bill

Just when we thought that the Senate was ready to move on to a bipartisan effort to stabilize health insurance markets, Senate Republicans have decided to take one more run at passing a strictly partisan measure to repeal and replace Obamacare over Democratic opposition.

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Exclusive: Turkey to deploy troops inside Syria's Idlib - Erdogan

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan told Reuters in an interview on Thursday that Turkey will deploy troops in Syria's northern Idlib region as part of a "de-escalation" agreement brokered by Russia last month.

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Motor racing: China, Bahrain may swap places on 2018 F1 calendar

GROVE, England (Reuters) - Formula One is confident China will have a race next season but the grand prix in Shanghai may end up swapping dates with Bahrain, commercial managing director Sean Bratches said on Thursday.

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Maryland proposes $9 billion plan to relieve traffic congestion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Maryland Governor Larry Hogan proposed on Thursday an ambitious $9 billion public-private partnership to add new traffic lanes around the traffic-clogged U.S. capital region and assume control of a highway operated by the federal government.

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President praises China for taking action to limit financial transactions with Kim Jong Un's regime

President Donald Trump announced a new set of sanctions on North Korea Thursday, saying the executive action would target individuals and companies that engage in finance and trade with the isolated communist nation.

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Ukraine President says Trump shares vision on 'new level' of defense cooperation

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukraine's Petro Poroshenko met U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday and said afterwards that they had a shared vision on a "new level" of defense cooperation, but not whether this included the U.S. provision of defensive weapons to Ukraine.

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Analysis: This GOP bill could spawn 50 new health care debates

The catchphrase underpinning the latest last-ditch Republican push to overhaul Obamacare is "flexibility."

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Review: Advantage, Bobby, but Game, Set, Match, Billie Jean in ‘Battle of the Sexes’

Emma Stone plays Billie Jean King and Steve Carell plays Bobby Riggs in a movie about the 1973 tennis match that became a referendum on equality.

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Trump thanks China for 'unexpected' move

President Donald Trump warns financial institutions that facilitate trade with North Korea.

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Daimler to invest $1 billion in Alabama plant, create over 600 jobs

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Daimler said it will invest $1 billion to expand its U.S.-based Mercedes-Benz plant in Alabama to start building electric sport-utility vehicles there from about 2020.

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Trump says GOP's health bill protects pre-existing conditions. Here's the truth

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Death toll from Hurricane Maria rises as storm heads north

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Deadly Hurricane Maria flooded parts of the Dominican Republic on Thursday and continued to dump heavy rain on the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico after destroying buildings and knocking out power to the entire island.

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Russia says will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, which it said on Thursday had already happened twice.

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Innogy to spend 1.2 billion euro on e-mobility, solar, glass fibre

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Innogy, Germany's largest energy group by market value, will spend up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.4 billion) on e-mobility, photovoltaics and glass fibre networks by 2019, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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Iran nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated: Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's president said on Thursday its nuclear accord with world powers cannot be renegotiated, after the Trump administration warned it was weighing whether the deal signed by its predecessor served U.S. security interests.

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BRIEF-Orbital ATK launches PATRIOT Target Vehicle for missile defense test

* Orbital ATK successfully launches PATRIOT Target Vehicle for missile defense test Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Iran nuclear deal cannot be renegotiated: president Rouhani

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Thursday the nuclear deal between the Islamic Republic and six world powers cannot be renegotiated.

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Innogy to spend 1.2 billion euro on e-mobility, solar, glass fiber

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Innogy, Germany's largest energy group by market value, will spend up to 1.2 billion euros ($1.43 billion) in e-mobility, photovoltaics and glass fiber networks by 2019, it said in a statement on Thursday.

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North Korea says sanctions threaten survival of its children

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea told a U.N. rights panel that international sanctions imposed on it over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs would endanger the survival of North Korean children.

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Special Report: More power and a quiet exit for Taser’s best-selling product

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - The X26 is in a class by itself.

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Carlyle targets first-close of new Asia buyout fund at over $4 billion: sources

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Carlyle Group is targeting the first closing of a new Asia buyout fund within the next couple of months at over $4 billion, three people familiar with the matter said, bulking up in a region that has become a key market for global funds.

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BRIEF-Toshiba "disappointed" by Western Digital's initiation of additional arbitration

* Toshiba issues statement regarding request for arbitration filed by Western Digital's Sandisk concerning investment in Toshiba's fab 6​

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The 1 big reason health care bill could pass

When it comes to the Graham-Cassidy health care bill, there is one thing Republicans agree on right now: It's their last shot to repeal and replace Obamacare.

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S&P Downgrades China’s Debt, Citing a Surge in Lending

The firm’s move, spurred by a borrowing spree that it said threatens the world’s No. 2 economy, comes just before a sensitive Communist Party meeting.

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Public Health: The G.O.P. Bill Forces States to Build Health Systems From Scratch. That’s Hard.

Every state would need to make political choices and build brand-new systems in only two years. Remember what happened with HealthCare.gov?

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Russia warns U.S. it will target U.S.-backed fighters in Syria if provoked

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia said on Thursday it had warned the United States it would target areas in Syria where U.S. special forces and U.S.-backed militia were operating if its own forces came under fire from them, something it said had already happened twice.

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From new tax office, Catalonia hopes to grab billions from Madrid

BARCELONA (Reuters) - In a glass building overlooking Barcelona's port, empty desks and computers wait for new workers of Catalonia's tax agency.

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Mexico searches for earthquake survivors against increasing odds

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescuers labored against long odds into the dawn on Thursday to save a 12-year-old schoolgirl and untold other survivors who may be trapped beneath crumpled buildings in central Mexico following the country's deadliest earthquake in 32 years.

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Toshiba, keen to seal $18 billion chips sale, wrestles with last-minute delays

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp is locked in last minute discussions over "key issues" with the would-be buyers of its $18 billion memory chip business led by U.S. private equity firm Bain, potentially delaying a formal agreement on the sale.

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Google bets anew on smartphones, pays $1.1 billion for HTC's Pixel division

TAIPEI/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion for the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones - its second major foray into phone hardware after an earlier costly failure.

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China's Baidu launches $1.5 billion autonomous driving fund

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

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China's Baidu launches $1.5 bln autonomous driving fund

BEIJING, Sept 21 (Reuters) - Chinese search engine Baidu Inc announced a 10 billion yuan ($1.52 billion) autonomous driving fund on Thursday as part of a wider plan to speed up its technical development and compete with U.S. rivals.

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China says 'good preparations' should be made for Trump's visit

BEIJING (Reuters) - "Good preparations" should be made by China and the United States to ensure that U.S. President Donald Trump's visit to China later this year is a success, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi told U.S. Vice President Mike Pence.

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Kimmel continues fight with Sen. Cassidy over new health care bill

Jimmy Kimmel was ready for the second round of his fight with U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying on Wednesday night that the senator "either doesn't understand his own bill or he lied to me."

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BRIEF-HTC to continue to expand Vive platform, Google plans investments in Taiwan

* HTC's Vive platform will actively continue to expand - Chairwoman Cher Wang

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BYD chief expects all vehicles to be electric in China by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - The head of Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country to be electric or hybrid by 2030, a more aggressive timeframe than even Europe, as Beijing pushes ahead on a longer-term plan to shift away from petrol-engine cars.

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South Korea approves aid to North Korea, North calls Trump 'barking dog'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea approved a plan on Thursday to send $8 million worth of aid to North Korea, as China warned the crisis on the Korean peninsula was getting more serious by the day and the war of words between Pyongyang and Washington continued.

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Google to acquire HTC's Pixel smartphone division in $1.1 billion deal

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google said it would pay $1.1 billion in cash to acquire the division at Taiwan's HTC Corp that develops the U.S. firm's Pixel smartphones, its latest push into hardware manufacturing.

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BYD expects all vehicles in China to be completely electrified by 2030

SHENZHEN (Reuters) - Chinese automaker BYD Co Ltd expects all vehicles in the country, including private vehicles, to be completely electrified by 2030.

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Google Is Buying HTC’s Smartphone Expertise for $1.1 Billion

The deal bolsters Google’s ability to build mobile hardware and joins two companies already working together on one of Google’s upcoming Pixel phones.

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North Korea's foreign minister calls Trump's U.N. address 'sound of dog barking'

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho called U.S. President Donald Trump's address to the United Nations "the sound of a dog barking", brushing aside Trump's remarks that the United States may be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea.

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Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for $1.1 billion

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google will acquire part of Taiwanese smartphone maker HTC's smartphone operations for $1.1 billion, the companies said in a joint statement on Thursday.

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China top graft buster says corruption fight 'world class hard'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Fixing the corruption problem in China's ruling Communist Party is "world class hard" and the battle will never end, the country's top graft-buster told Singapore's prime minister in a rare meeting with a visiting foreign leader.

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Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 billion : source

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is set to announce a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp's smartphone operations for about $1 billion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

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Republicans plan healthcare vote; Obama and TV host denounce bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering."

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Google to buy part of HTC's smartphone operations for around $1 billion: source

HONG KONG/TAIPEI (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is set to announce a deal to acquire part of Taiwanese firm HTC Corp's smartphone operations for about $1 billion, a source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

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U.S. weighs whether to stay in Iran nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it is weighing whether the Iranian nuclear deal serves its security interests even as Iran said it did not expect Washington to abandon the agreement.

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Islamists lure youngsters in the Philippines with payments, promise of paradise

MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - When he saw his commander holding the severed head of one of his neighbors, teenage Islamist fighter Jalil knew it was time to escape from Marawi City.

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UPDATE 2-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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China to halt new projects in pollution 'red zones'

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China will halt major projects in regions with high levels of pollution, the official Xinhua news agency reported late on Wednesday, underscoring an environmental crackdown that is starting to hit business around the country.

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Report: Manafort offered to brief Russian billionaire on election

President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort offered to brief a Russian billionaire on the election two weeks before Trump accepted the nomination, people familiar with the discussions told The Washington Post.

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Insurers Come Out Swinging Against New Republican Health Care Bill

The health insurance industry, which has been cautious about previous bills to repeal the Affordable Care Act, came out sharply against the latest version.

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Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Western Digital takes legal step to stop Toshiba memory investment

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp filed its latest legal action against joint-venture chip partner Toshiba Corp for moving to invest in a new flash memory production line without its help, the U.S. company said on Wednesday.

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Trump campaign manager Manafort offered to brief Russian billionaire during 2016 race: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Paul Manafort, President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, offered to provide briefings to a Russian billionaire with close ties to the Kremlin on the status of the 2016 U.S. presidential election less than two weeks before Trump accepted the Republican nomination, the Washington Post reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Western Digital’s SanDisk units initiate new arbitration proceedings against Toshiba

* Western digital’s SanDisk subsidiaries initiate new arbitration proceedings against Toshiba in the ICC international court of arbitration

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Tax breaks cost New York $1.2 billion in financial year 2017, half went to film industry

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York state lost $1.2 billion of revenues from corporate tax breaks in fiscal 2017, with at least half of the total going to the film industry, a Washington watchdog group said on Wednesday.

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Republicans plan healthcare vote, Obama and TV host denounce bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senate Republicans announced plans to vote next week on their latest bid to scuttle Obamacare even as a popular comedian who has become part of the U.S. healthcare debate denounced the bill and former President Barack Obama on Wednesday warned of "real human suffering."

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Bill Gates: Sorry about Control-Alt-Delete

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Why Bill and Melinda Gates are spending a lot of time in Washington

Bill and Melinda Gates want to keep foreign aid flowing from Washington. But with a president that believes in "America First," they're fighting an uphill battle.

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In rare public speech, Obama decries Republican healthcare bill

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama used a rare public appearance on Wednesday to question Republicans' latest effort to repeal his signature healthcare law, saying it would inflict "real human suffering" on Americans.

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Ai Wei-Wei critical of China at opening of Swiss exhibit

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Ai Wei-Wei denounced China's crackdown on lawyers and free speech on Wednesday but saw little hope that the upcoming Communist Party Congress would lead to more freedoms.

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Iran says it does not expect U.S. to leave nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the Iran nuclear deal and said it did not expect the United States to abandon it despite President Donald Trump's fierce criticism.

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Republicans Defend Health Bill Against Another Adversary: Jimmy Kimmel

“I wish he understood completely,” Senator Bill Cassidy, one of the bill’s co-authors, said of Mr. Kimmel, who has been a frequent critic of G.O.P. health legislation.

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U.S. home sales hit 12-month low, Harvey weighs on Houston

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a persistent shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers.

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Hurricane Maria hammers Puerto Rico, causes wide destruction

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria rampaged across Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in nearly 90 years, causing major flooding, damaging homes and knocking out power to the whole island after killing at least nine people in the Caribbean.

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Analysis: Why passing the Republican health care bill could harm Republicans politically

Senate Republicans continue to sound optimistic about their chances of passing their last, last-ditch attempt to repeal and replace Obamacare before their window to do so closes at the end of the month. (I'm more skeptical.)

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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion from Uber for one trade secret: lawyer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion from Uber for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars, a lawyer for Uber said on Wednesday.

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Graham says U.S. Senate to consider healthcare bill next week: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Senator Lindsey Graham said on Wednesday the Senate would take up the Obamacare replacement bill he co-sponsored next week, an NBC reporter said on Twitter.

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Waymo seeking $2.6 billion for one trade secret against Uber

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - An Uber [UBER.UL] lawyer on Wednesday said Alphabet Inc's Waymo unit is seeking about $2.6 billion for the alleged theft of one of several trade secrets in a lawsuit over self-driving cars.

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Iran says it will not be the first to violate nuclear deal

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Iran vowed on Wednesday not to be the first nation to violate the 2015 Iran nuclear deal.

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Emma Stone honed dance skills to play tennis great Billie Jean King

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Emma Stone admits she's never been a sports player, so when she was asked to play former world tennis No. 1 Billie Jean King in the movie "Battle of the Sexes," the Oscar-winning actress approached it from a different direction - dancing.

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Indian billionaire Agarwal to buy bigger stake in Anglo American

LONDON, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Volcan Investments, the family trust of diversified miner Vedanta on Thursday said it was increasing its stake in Anglo American.

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U.S. expects Madoff $4 billion fund payout to start this year

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government expects this year to begin payouts from a $4 billion fund for Bernard Madoff's victims, ending their nearly nine-year wait to begin recouping losses from his...

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Trump made decision on Iran nuclear deal but does not reveal it

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday that he had made his decision on whether or not the United States will remain in a 2015 nuclear accord between Iran and world powers, but he declined to reveal it.

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Rescuers in harrowing school search as Mexico quake toll hits 225

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rescue workers scrabbled through piles of rubble on Wednesday in a harrowing search for dozens of children feared buried under a Mexico City school, among hundreds of buildings destroyed by the country's most lethal earthquake in a generation.

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U.S. existing home sales fall to 12-month low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. home resales fell to their lowest in a year in August as Hurricane Harvey depressed activity in Houston and a perennial shortage of properties on the market sidelined buyers.

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Fed conflicted by weak U.S. inflation, global economic rebound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caught between a lull in U.S. inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly.

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Toshiba to sell chip unit to Bain Capital-led group for $18 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp agreed on Wednesday to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.

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Late-night TV show host Kimmel blasts senator over healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Television talk show host Jimmy Kimmel called out a Republican U.S. senator pushing the party's latest healthcare overhaul plan, saying the lawmaker had "lied right to my face" about efforts to scrap Obamacare by backing a measure that would strip coverage from many Americans.

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Public Health: Obamacare Repeal Bill Offers Both Enormous Flexibility and Uncertainty

States would be given money to establish their own health policies, and it’s hard to know who would remain covered and how.

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Sen. Cassidy insists bill will cover more people

Sen. Bill Cassidy (R-LA) defends the Graham-Cassidy healthcare bill, saying more people will receive affordable coverage and those with pre-existing conditions will be protected.

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Powerful Hurricane Maria makes landfall on Puerto Rico

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (Reuters) - Hurricane Maria roared ashore in Puerto Rico on Wednesday as the strongest storm to hit the U.S. territory in about 90 years after lashing the U.S. Virgin Islands and devastating a string of tiny Caribbean islands, killing at least one person.

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Trump endorses latest Republican bill to dismantle Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday threw his weight behind congressional Republicans' latest bill to dismantle Obamacare and called on party senators to vote for the healthcare overhaul.

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Toshiba says seals $18 billion deal to sell chip unit to Bain Capital group

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toshiba Corp said on Wednesday it has agreed to sell its prized semiconductor business to a group led by U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital LP, a key step in keeping the struggling Japanese conglomerate listed on the Tokyo exchange.

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Belarus plays down Western fears of aggression stirred by joint war games with Russia

BORISOV FIRING RANGE, Belarus (Reuters) - Belarus said on Wednesday the West had no reason to fear attack by its close ally Russia or that Moscow could leave behind forces after war games it is holding with Minsk for a possible occupation of Western neighbors.

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Special Report: The garage science behind the stun gun that changed policing

SCOTTSDALE, Arizona (Reuters) - When Rick Smith launched his supercharged stun gun in 1999, his startup had produced two failed products, several years of losses and a load of debt.

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Exclusive: From Russia with fuel - North Korean ships may be undermining sanctions

MOSCOW (Reuters) - At least eight North Korean ships that left Russia with a cargo of fuel this year headed for their homeland despite declaring other destinations, a ploy that U.S. officials say is often used to undermine sanctions.

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China-Russia wide-body C929 jet to rely on western suppliers for systems

* China-Russia C929 JV will involve more work by Chinese suppliers

Kimmel, Jimmy nytimes.com

Best of Late Night: Jimmy Kimmel Accuses G.O.P. Senator Behind Health Bill of Lying

Senator Bill Cassidy had promoted what he called the Jimmy Kimmel test, but Mr. Kimmel said that Mr. Cassidy’s own policies didn’t adhere to it.

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BRIEF-Walker & Dunlop closes $1.9 billion acquisition financing for Greystar

* Walker & Dunlop closes $1.9 billion acquisition financing for Greystar Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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At least 10 dead, 92 missing in eastern Congo floods: local official

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - At least 10 people have died and another 92 are missing in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo due to flooding after torrential rains caused a river to overflow its banks, a local official said on Wednesday.

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Where the Wild Things Are: China’s Art Dreamers at the Guggenheim

A story of China from 1989 to 2008, seen through the eyes of its avant-garde artists.

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Fed conflicted by tepid U.S. inflation, global economic rebound

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Caught between a lull in U.S. inflation and a stronger global economy, the Federal Reserve is expected on Wednesday to signal whether it will raise interest rates for a third time this year or back off until prices rise more briskly.

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China calls on countries to stick to Paris climate accord goals

BEIJING (Reuters) - China called on the international community to stick to Paris climate accord goals and unswervingly work together to tackle climate change, the official news agency Xinhua reported on Wednesday, citing Foreign Minister Wang Yi.

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The real work on health care bill is underway

Republican senators departed Washington Tuesday with the fate of their last-ditch proposal to overhaul the Affordable Care Act still hanging in the balance.

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How $5 billion of debt caught up with Toys 'R' Us

(Reuters) - Toys "R" Us Inc has been making $400 million in interest payments on its debt every year, largely due to its $6.6 billion leveraged buyout in 2005. This week, it succumbed to its debt burden, leading to the biggest bankruptcy of a U.S. retailer since that of Kmart in 2004.

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China offers support for strife-torn Venezuela at United Nations

BEIJING (Reuters) - China believes that the Venezuelan government and people can resolve their problems within a legal framework and maintain national stability, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his Venezuelan counterpart at the United Nations.

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Jimmy Kimmel on health care bill: Sen. Cassidy lied 'right to my face'

Jimmy Kimmel didn't pull any punches when it came to the Senate's new health care bill and U.S. Sen. Bill Cassidy, saying that Cassidy lied "right to my face."

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi denies going 'soft' on military

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi has rejected a suggestion she is soft on the military, which the United Nations has accused of ethnic cleansing, saying her relationship with the generals was normal and her objective was national reconciliation.

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Airbus opens China A330 plant amid market push

TIANJIN (Reuters) - Airbus SE on Wednesday opened its Chinese completion plant for A330 jets, with hopes that an increased presence in the world's fastest growing aviation market would help boost demand for the firm's profitable but ageing wide-body jets.

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It's been called the 'Hawaii of China,' but it may be the new Dubai

The dancing begins almost as soon as the sun sets on Sanya, in southern Hainan.

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Oil rises after Iraq signals possible OPEC cut extension

TOKYO (Reuters) - Oil prices rose on Wednesday after Iraq's oil minister said OPEC and other crude producers were considering extending or even deepening a supply cut to curb a global glut, while a report showed a smaller-than-expected increase in U.S. inventories.

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China's Xi demands 'strong hands' to maintain stability ahead of Congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - Stability is an absolute principle that needs to be dealt with using "strong hands", Chinese President Xi Jinping has told security officials ahead of next month's key Congress of the ruling Communist Party.

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Trump's U.N. speech shows nationalist instincts firmly intact

Among the many signals that Donald Trump sent in his speech to the United Nations on Tuesday, one was especially clear: former chief strategist Steve Bannon's White House departure has not muted the president's "America First" foreign policy instincts.

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Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 million

(Reuters) - Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe.

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Taiwanese electric scooter maker Gogoro raises $300 mln

Sept 20 (Reuters) - Taiwan's Gogoro said it raised $300 million from investors including Singapore's Temasek and Japan's Sumitomo Corporation, helping it further expand the market of its electric scooters with battery swapping technology in Europe.

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Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his re-election campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, two people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Bill O'Reilly defends himself in 'Today' interview

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu took aim at Iran in his speech to more than 190 nations in the UN General Assembly, but the Israeli leader was clearly tailoring his message for one man: President Donald Trump.

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After protests, St. Louis mayor says address racism

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - The legacies of racism, not only the violent protests that gripped St. Louis after a white former police officer was acquitted of murdering a black man, must be addressed, the city's mayor said on Tuesday.

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Suu Kyi silence on Myanmar ethnic cleansing charge draws cool response

NAYPYITAW, Myanmar/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi on Tuesday condemned rights abuses in Rakhine state and said violators would be punished, but she did not address U.N. accusations of ethnic cleansing, drawing cool international responses and calls for action to help minority Muslims.

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Dozens dead as major earthquake strikes near Mexico City

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A major earthquake of magnitude 7.1 struck central Mexico on Tuesday, killing at least 60 people in several states, toppling buildings in the heavily populated capital and forcing thousands of people into the streets in panic.

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If threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea, Trump vows

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."

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Exclusive: Trump using campaign, RNC funds to pay legal bills from Russia probe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is using money donated to his reelection campaign and the Republican National Committee to pay for his lawyers in the probe of alleged Russian interference in the U.S. election, according to two people familiar with the matter.

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Santorum: Rand Paul is wrong on health care bill

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Doctor: GOP health bill is wolf in sheep's clothing

There's perhaps no clearer snapshot of the disconnect in D.C. than a week in which a small group of Democratic senators comes out swinging for a single-payer healthcare system, only to be blindsided by the news that a far larger pool of Republican senators are coalescing around yet another effort -- the disastrous Graham-Cassidy bill -- to repeal and replace the Affordable Care Act.

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Bill O'Reilly calls Fox firing 'political and financial hit job'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Popular former Fox News host Bill O'Reilly, who was fired over allegations of sexual harassment, said on Tuesday he was the victim of a "political and financial hit job" and that he had never mistreated anyone in his 42-year career.

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Trump vows if threatened to 'totally destroy' North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump escalated his standoff with North Korea over its nuclear challenge on Tuesday, threatening to "totally destroy" the country of 26 million people and mocking its leader, Kim Jong Un, as a "rocket man."

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back towards Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , people familiar with the deal said.

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Kimmel: New GOP health care bill fails 'Kimmel Test'

Comedian Jimmy Kimmel tweeted a Washington Post editorial on Monday that argued the Senate's new health care bill fails the "Kimmel Test" -- a reference to the comedian's emotional late-night monologue about how the Affordable Care Act carried protections that helped save his son from a congenital heart defect.

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Exclusive: Toshiba flips back to favoring Western Digital group for chip unit sale - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp is shifting back toward selling its prized semiconductor unit to a group backed by joint venture partner Western Digital Corp , just days after saying it was leaning toward a rival bid including a South Korean chipmaker, people familiar with the deal said in the latest in a series of twists for the critical deal.

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WH official: Trump would sign Graham-Cassidy repeal bill

President Donald Trump would sign the Graham-Cassidy bill if the legislation to repeal Obamacare makes it to his desk, an administration official told CNN Tuesday.

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Black cops in St. Louis stuck between public, fellow officers

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - During a peaceful protest moments before St. Louis would erupt into three nights of racially charged riots, five people confronted a black police officer alone in his Jeep.

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Corelogic estimates Hurricane Irma property damage at $42.5-$65 billion

(Reuters) - Analytics firm Corelogic on Tuesday estimated total insured and uninsured losses from damage to properties from Hurricane Irma at $42.5-$65 billion.

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U.S. homebuilding weakens again, hurricanes muddy outlook

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by persistent weakness in the volatile multifamily home segment.

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Trump says if threatened, U.S. will 'totally destroy' North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday vowed to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.

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Illinois' unpaid bill backlog hits a record $16 billion

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois' pile of unpaid bills topped $16 billion for the first time as the state deals with the fallout of an unprecedented two straight fiscal years without complete budgets, the state comptroller's office reported on Tuesday.

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At U.N., Trump says U.S. may have to 'totally destroy' North Korea

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned on Tuesday that the United States will be forced to "totally destroy" North Korea unless Pyongyang backs down from its nuclear challenge, mocking North Korean leader Kim Jong Un as a "rocket man" on a suicide mission.

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U.S. Senate's McConnell urges quick action on Obamacare repeal bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Tuesday urged quick action on a recently introduced bill to repeal Obamacare and said it had a lot of support.

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Trump to single out North Korea, Iran in first speech at U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he considers the top global challenge.

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U.S. housing starts fall for second straight month; outlook murky

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. homebuilding fell for a second straight month in August as a rebound in the construction of single-family houses was offset by persistent weakness in the volatile multifamily home segment.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but silent on army role

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military.

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U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's defense minister.

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CORRECTED-App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT, Sept 19 (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behaviour in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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St. Louis mayor to meet with protesters after nights of violence

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Activists in St. Louis plan to voice their concerns directly to the mayor on Tuesday over the acquittal of a white policeman who shot a black man to death, a verdict that sparked four night of violent protest.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine, but rights groups critical

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday human rights violations in Rakhine state and said violators would be brought to book, but she did not address U.N. accusations of a campaign of ethnic cleansing by the military.

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Billionaire Ratcliffe seeks British backing for Defender-style 4x4

LONDON (Reuters) - An off-roader modeled on Land Rover's classic Defender could be rolling off British production lines if the owner of petrochemicals giant Ineos can win government backing for it.

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Airbus looks to China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 Airbus A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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China, Singapore look to put difficulties behind them

BEIJING (Reuters) - China and Singapore on Tuesday sought to put recent difficulties in their relationship over Taiwan and the disputed South China Sea behind them as Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong began a trip to Beijing.

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Airbus eyes China for A380 jumbo amid sluggish global sales

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese airlines could need between 60 and 100 of Airbus SE's A380 jets over the next five or so years as passenger traffic grows, the plane maker's China head said on Tuesday, amid rising questions over future demand for the super jumbo.

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App Annie's new product offers insight into consumer trends in China

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The pioneer of mobile app analytics, App Annie, on Tuesday said it has begun tracking Android app usage in China, a landmark for understanding consumer behavior in the world's top smartphone market, which increasingly sets the pace for global trends.

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Exclusive: U.S. defense firms want control over tech in Make-in-India plan

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. defense firms offering to set up production lines in India to win deals worth billions of dollars want stronger assurances they won't have to part with proprietary technology, according to a business lobby group's letter to India's defense minister.

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Health Bill Tests a Signature Senate Bond: John McCain and Lindsey Graham

The bill to repeal the Affordable Care Act bears the name of Mr. Graham, but Mr. McCain, who helped sink an earlier repeal attempt, has remained undecided.

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Airbus expects China airlines to need 60-100 A380s over 5 years

BEIJING, Sept 19 (Reuters) - Airbus SE's China head Eric Chen on Tuesday said the French plane maker expects Chinese airlines to need between 60-100 of its A380 jets over the next five years, amid question marks over future global demand for the superjumbo.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns abuses in Rakhine but rights groups skeptical

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns rights abuse, decries suffering in Rakhine

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned on Tuesday any human rights violations in troubled Rakhine State and said anyone responsible would face the law, and that she felt deeply for the suffering of everyone caught up in the conflict there.

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China's highest-profile fugitive assailed by businessman who says he was framed for crimes

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's highest profile fugitive, exiled billionaire Guo Wengui, is under attack from a former business partner who claims Guo got him framed for crimes he says he did not commit.

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Hong Kong leader demands end of independence talk, warns ties with Beijing at risk

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong's leader urged an immediate end to independence debates in the Chinese-ruled global financial hub on Tuesday, warning that the issue was harming the city's relationship with Beijing's Communist Party leaders.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi condemns all rights violations in Rakhine State

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi condemned all human rights violations on Tuesday and said anyone responsible for abuses in troubled Rakhine State would face the law.

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It could be a tough sell to get Murkowski to back the bill

Sen. Lisa Murkowski could determine the fate of the Republican Party's last-ditch effort to repeal Obamacare.

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In first speech at U.N., Trump to single out North Korea, Iran

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will urge United Nations member states on Tuesday to turn up the pressure on North Korea to give up its nuclear weapons, using his maiden speech to the world body to address what he considers the top global challenge.

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Exclusive: Bangladesh PM says expects no help from Trump on refugees fleeing Myanmar

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bangladesh Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina said she spoke to U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday about Rohingya Muslims flooding into her country from Myanmar, but she expects no help from him as he has made clear how he feels about refugees.

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METALS-London copper, zinc climb on China economy prospects

MELBOURNE, Sept 19 (Reuters) - London copper and zinc climbed on Tuesday on signs that a cooling property market in top consumer China was not derailing economic growth in the world's top metals consumer.

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Anti-Assad nations say no to Syria reconstruction until political process on track

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The United States, Britain and other countries opposed to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad will not support the reconstruction of the country until there is a political transition "away from Assad," British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Monday.

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Panama's president says switching China ties not 'checkbook diplomacy'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Panama's decision to ditch long-standing ties with self-ruled Taiwan and switch recognition to China had nothing to do with "checkbook diplomacy", its president has told Chinese state television.

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What's in the latest Obamacare repeal bill?

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Bunge issues $1 billion of debt to fund Loders deal

CHICAGO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - U.S. grains trader Bunge Ltd issued $1 billion of debt to replace a credit line financing a $946 million investment in a Malaysian palm oil company on Monday.

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St. Louis police probe whether officers chanted, 'Whose streets? Our streets'

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - St. Louis police are investigating whether some of its officers chanted, "Whose streets? Our streets" during protests by people upset over the acquittal of a white former policeman who killed a black man.

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Hurricane Maria gathers more strength on course through eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - The fourth major Atlantic hurricane of the year, Maria, gathered strength on Monday as it churned through the eastern Caribbean, bearing down on the tiny island nation of Dominica while on a likely collision course with the U.S. territory of Puerto Rico.

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China-based Qudian Inc files for IPO

Sept 18 (Reuters) - China-based online credit provider Qudian Inc said on Monday it has filed for an initial public offering of up to $750 million of class A ordinary shares represented by American Depository Shares (ADSs), according to an SEC filing.

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Many GOPers undecided on health care bill

Senate Republicans are coming back to Washington Monday night to find a new effort to revamp Obamacare is in full swing. And many of the key votes say they're undecided.

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Mattis hints at military options on North Korea but offers no details

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis hinted on Monday about the existence of military options on North Korea that might spare Seoul from a brutal counterattack but declined to say what kind of options he was talking about or whether they involved the use of lethal force.

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Country music singer Thomas Rhett debuts atop Billboard chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Country singer Thomas Rhett's latest album debuted at the top of the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday, leading six new entries in the top 10.

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Strengthening Hurricane Maria rages through eastern Caribbean

BRIDGETOWN, Barbados (Reuters) - A rapidly strengthening Hurricane Maria barreled towards the eastern Caribbean islands with 125 mile-per-hour (200 kph) winds on Monday, threatening the region with its second major storm this month.

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St. Louis protests enter fourth day in wake of ex-cop's acquittal

ST. LOUIS (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of downtown St. Louis on Monday after three nights of arrests and scuffles with police during demonstrations against the acquittal of a former police officer for killing a black man in 2011.

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LPC: Northrop Grumman scores biggest US defense acquisition loan in 6 years

NEW YORK, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Global defense and security systems company Northrop Grumman is backing its US$9.2bn purchase of aerospace and defense technology company Orbital ATK with an US$8.5bn bridge loan, the largest loan for an acquisition by an investment-grade company in the sector in six years.

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U.S. cracks down on debt collection of private student loans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Consumer Financial Protection Bureau said on Monday it had ordered National Collegiate Student Loan Trusts and their debt collector, Transworld Systems, Inc to pay at least $21.6 million in penalties and restitution for illegally filing debt collection lawsuits.

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Florida's insured losses from Irma total nearly $2 billion to date

(Reuters) - Florida policyholders so far have filed nearly $2 billion in claims to insurers for damage from Hurricane Irma, the state's insurance regulator said on Monday.

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Putin watches as Russia intensifies war games that have rattled West

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin observed Russia's biggest war games in years on Monday, watching as his forces successfully repelled an imaginary enemy and launched a tank-led counter offensive, part of an exercise that has rattled the West.

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Democrats push for full analysis of latest Republican healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress on Monday called for the Congressional Budget Office to conduct a full analysis of Republicans' latest healthcare bill aimed at repealing and replacing Obamacare, not just a slimmer budgetary analysis.

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In first visit, Trump urges reform so U.N. can meet full potential

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump criticized the United Nations for bloated bureaucracy and mismanagement on his first visit on Monday to U.N. headquarters, calling for "truly bold reforms" so it could be a greater force for world peace.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-ChemChina gave up Pirelli control to show its market friendly face - Pirelli CEO

MILAN, Sept 18 (Reuters) - State-owned China National Chemical Corp (ChemChina) will give up control of Pirelli as part of the Italian tyremaker's return to the bourse to show Beijing has a market friendly approach to investments in Europe, Pirelli's chief executive said on Monday.

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Interior chief urges action at 10 U.S. monuments: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of Department of the Interior called for changes to 10 U.S. monuments that would lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining, and shrink the footprints of at least four of the sites, the Washington Post reported.

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Putin to watch parachute drop, part of war games that have rattled West

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin arrived at a remote army training ground on Monday to watch a military parachute drop, part of Russia's biggest war games since 2013 that have the West looking on nervously.

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Exclusive: 10,000 UK finance jobs affected in Brexit's first wave - Reuters survey

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe's single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in international finance.

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U.S. and Iran argue over inspections at nuclear watchdog meeting

VIENNA (Reuters) - The United States and Iran quarreled over how Tehran's nuclear activities should be policed at a meeting of the U.N. nuclear watchdog on Monday, in a row sparked last month by Washington's call for wider inspections.

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Reuters survey: 10,000 UK finance jobs affected in Brexit's first wave

LONDON (Reuters) - Around 10,000 finance jobs will be shifted out of Britain or created overseas in the next few years if the UK is denied access to Europe's single market, according to a Reuters survey of firms employing the bulk of workers in international finance.

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U.S. Interior chief seeks changes at 10 U.S. monuments: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Department of the Interior urged President Donald Trump to lift restrictions on activities such as logging and mining in or to shrink the footprints of 10 national monuments, according to the Washington Post.

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China to amend party constitution at October congress

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's ruling Communist Party is expected to amend its constitution at a key party congress next month, state media said on Monday, in a sign that President Xi Jinping aims to enshrine his guiding ideological doctrine in the charter.

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Flynn's family sets up legal defense fund

The family of former Trump administration national security adviser Michael Flynn has set up a legal defense fund to defray expenses connected to the investigations into Russian election meddling.

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China Communist Party complains about 'fabricated' Twitter account

BEIJING (Reuters) - The youth wing of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday said it had complained to social network Twitter about a fake account set up in its name that has tweeted sarcastic comments about the Communist Party.

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Northrop Grumman to buy missile maker Orbital for $7.8 billion

(Reuters) - U.S. defense contractor Northrop Grumman Corp said on Monday it would buy missile and rocket maker Orbital ATK Inc for about $7.8 billion in cash, with plans to establish a new, fourth business sector.

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China Communist Party complains about "fabricated" Twitter account

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The youth wing of China's ruling Communist Party on Monday said it had complained to social network Twitter about a fake account set up in its name that has tweeted sarcastic comments about the Communist Party.

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BRIEF-Northrop Grumman to acquire Orbital ATK for $9.2 billion

* Northrop Grumman Corp - ‍deal expected to be accretive to EPS and FCF per share in first full year​

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Why you should care about this bill

The Senate is set to move forward with its version of the annual defense policy bill known as the National Defense Authorization Act -- marking the latest step for a key piece of legislation that has been passed by Congress for 55 straight years.

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China plans four-month crackdown to protect foreign investors' intellectual property rights

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry on Monday uneveiled a four-month crackdown, running from September until the end of 2017, to protect the intellectual property rights of companies with foreign investors.

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UPDATE 1-China welcomes EU decision on solar panel import prices

BEIJING, Sept 18 (Reuters) - China's Ministry of Commerce said on Monday a European Union move to reduce the minimum price imposed on imported Chinese solar panels as a "positive step" and that it hoped that duties would end as soon as possible.