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Mexico's Pemex says gasoline, diesel supplies guaranteed

MEXICO CITY, Sept 20 (Reuters) - Mexico's state oil company Pemex said in a statement on Wednesday that its installations suffered no significant damage from an earthquake on Tuesday, adding that all its operations were normal.

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Spanish police raid Catalan government to halt banned referendum

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish police raided Catalan government offices and arrested officials on Wednesday to halt a banned referendum on independence, an action the regional president said meant Madrid had effectively taken over his administration.

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What Mexico's earthquake means for California

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Seismologist: What caused Mexico's latest earthquake

Another deadly earthquake struck deep under Mexico.

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Mexico's Puebla state revokes Cabify permit after woman's death

MEXICO CITY, Sept 18 (Reuters) - The central Mexican state of Puebla said on Monday it had revoked the operating license of ride-hailing firm Cabify after one of its drivers was arrested on suspicion of murdering a female passenger.

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Iraqi authorities confirm relocating Islamic State families to new site north of Mosul

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The Iraqi authorities on Monday confirmed having relocated about 1,400 foreign wives and children of suspected Islamic State militants to a new site north of Mosul, dismissing the concern of aid organizations who were not warned about the move.

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Norma weakens to tropical storm as it nears Mexico's Baja peninsula

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Norma weakened to a tropical storm on Saturday afternoon as it approached the southernmost reaches of Mexico's Baja California peninsula, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Police: Tube incident declared terror event

London's transport body shut down part of an underground train line, because of what police are now declaring a terror incident at Parsons Green Tube station, in the capital's southwest.

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Hurricane Max makes landfall on Mexico's touristy Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Max, a Category 1 hurricane, touched down on Mexico's west coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, bearing down on a region popular with tourists that includes resorts like Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

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BRIEF-Nucor Corp says ‍declared regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3775 per share

* Says ‍declared regular quarterly cash dividend of $0.3775 per share on Nucor's common stock​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Hurricane Max heads toward Mexico's touristy Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Max, a Category 1 hurricane, churned toward Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said, bearing down on a region popular with tourists that includes resorts like Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

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Mexico's view of the US hits record low

After a period of goodwill during the Obama years, the views of Mexicans toward the United States are souring.

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Hurricane Max churns toward Mexico's touristy Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Max became a Category 1 hurricane on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said, moving toward Mexico's tourist-heavy Pacific coast and bearing down on a region that includes resorts like Acapulco, Zihuatanejo and Ixtapa.

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Tropical storm Max forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm Max formed on Wednesday off Mexico's Pacific coast, but it was not expected to gain much strength before making landfall near the resort of Acapulco on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Authorities are evacuating about 100 patients from the South Florida home in a region without power after Irma

At least two people have died at a nursing home in Hollywood, Florida, Broward County Mayor Barbara Sharief said Wednesday. She said she did not have any details about the causes of death, and that authorities are investigating. Firefighters are helping evacuate about 100 people from the nursing home. CNN affiliate WPLG reported that the home's air-conditioning had been out since Hurricane Irma struck Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Pemex says refinery electrical system damaged by quake

MEXICO CITY, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday that it soon expects to repair turbogenerators damaged at its refinery near the epicenter of last week's massive earthquake.

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Mexico's Pemex says refinery electrical system damaged by quake

MEXICO CITY, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Tuesday that electrical systems at its refinery near the epicenter of last week's massive earthquake were damaged, but it expects to repair them shortly.

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Irma knocks out power to about 7.3 million: authorities

(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 7.3 million homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in Florida, according to state officials and local electric utilities.

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UPDATE 3-Irma knocks out power to about 7.3 million -authorities

Sept 11 (Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 7.3 million homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in Florida, according to state officials and local electric utilities.

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Irma knocks out power to nearly 6.5 million: authorities

(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 6.5 million homes and businesses in the U.S. Southeast, mostly in Florida, according to state officials and local electric utilities.

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Irma knocks out power to nearly 6 million: authorities

(Reuters) - Hurricane Irma knocked out power to about 5.8 million homes and businesses in Florida, even as the storm weakened as it crept up the state's west coast, according to state officials and local electric utilities.

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Hurricane Katia slams into Mexico's Veracruz state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Katia made landfall on Friday near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Hurricane Katia makes landfall in Mexico's Veracruz state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Katia made landfall on Friday near the working-class beach resort of Tecolutla in the state of Veracruz on the Mexican Gulf coast, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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North Korea-U.S. tensions are not Mexico's business: diplomat

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - North Korea's ambassador to Mexico on Friday said its tensions with the United States were not Mexico City's business after President Enrique Pena Nieto ordered that he leave the country in protest over Pyongyang's nuclear tests.

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Mexico's strongest quake in 85 years kills dozens in the poor south

JUCHITAN, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 60 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings and forced mass evacuations in the poor southern states of Oaxaca and Chiapas, triggering alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

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At least 58 die in Mexico's strongest quake in 85 years

JUCHITAN, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 58 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia, with most fatalities in the picturesque state of Oaxaca.

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At least 36 die in Mexico's strongest quake in 85 years

JUCHITAN, Mexico (Reuters) - At least 36 people died when the most powerful earthquake to hit Mexico in over eight decades tore through buildings, forced mass evacuations and triggered alerts as far away as Southeast Asia.

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Banned pesticides from illegal pot farms seep into California water

SACRAMENTO, California (Reuters) - Toxic chemicals from illegal marijuana farms hidden deep in California's forests are showing up in rivers and streams that feed the state's water supply, prompting fears that humans and animals may be at risk, data reviewed by Reuters show.

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BRIEF-Valmont Industries declared a quarterly dividend of 37.5 cents per share

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Venezuelan opposition pins hopes on elections as protests falter

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition is shifting its focus to forthcoming state elections as protests aimed at ousting President Nicolas Maduro have subsided following the installation of an all-powerful, pro-government legislative body.

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Venezuelan President Maduro will not go to U.N. rights forum

GENEVA (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro will not address the U.N. Human Rights Council next week, contrary to what had been announced, the United Nations and his country's diplomatic mission said on Tuesday.

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Venezuelan President Maduro to address U.N. Human Rights Council

GENEVA (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro, accused of trampling on human rights and democracy in Venezuela, is expected to address the opening day of a three-week U.N. Human Rights Council session on Sept. 11.

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UPDATE 3-NAFTA negotiators seek to enshrine Mexico's energy reforms

MEXICO CITY, Sept 2 (Reuters) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are zeroing in on ways to enshrine Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's sweeping energy reforms into a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's chief negotiator said on Saturday.

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NAFTA negotiators seek to enshrine Mexico's energy reforms

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - U.S., Canadian and Mexican negotiators are zeroing in on ways to enshrine Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto's sweeping energy reforms into a modernized North American Free Trade Agreement, Mexico's chief negotiator said on Saturday.

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Tropical Storm Lidia leaves seven dead in Mexico's Baja California peninsula

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Lidia's death toll rose to at least seven people, including two children, as the storm doused various states in Mexico with heavy rain on Saturday and left a severe trail of damage in the Baja California peninsula, authorities said.

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Laughing in crisis, Venezuelan acts out dissident Ortega's tale

CARACAS (Reuters) - Laughing at their own tribulations, Venezuelan theatergoers have been enjoying a new satire about a senior official who broke with President Nicolas Maduro and fled the socialist-ruled country in a boat.

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At least three dead as Lidia slams Mexico's Los Cabos tourist hub

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - At least three people died after torrential rain from Tropical Storm Lidia provoked major flooding around Mexico's popular Los Cabos beach resort on Friday, authorities said.

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Mexico's Mexichem says several units declare force majeure due to Harvey impact

MEXICO CITY, Sept 1 (Reuters) - Mexican chemicals and plastic pipe maker Mexichem said on Friday that several of its units have declared force majeure due to interruptions of supply of PVC resins following damages provoked by Hurricane Harvey.

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Former Venezuelan prosecutor meets Mexican attorney general

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Venezuela's former chief prosecutor Luisa Ortega met Mexico's attorney general on Thursday, a Mexican official said, weeks after she fled her homeland accusing Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of involvement in corruption.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico's peso slips ahead of second NAFTA negotiation round

(Updates with final data) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Aug 31 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso fell on Thursday amid threats by U.S. President Donald Trump to abandon the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) in the run-up to a second round of talks to update the accord. The currency slipped nearly 1 percent against the dollar, a day before negotiators meet in Mexico City on Friday to try and advance reworking the 23-year-old deal. "The foreign exchange market is awaiting the s

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Ex-Pakistan leader declared fugitive in Bhutto murder case

A court in Pakistan on Thursday named Pervez Musharraf, the country's former President and army chief, a fugitive from justice in the assassination of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto, who was killed while campaigning in 2007.

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Tropical Storm Lidia nears Mexico's Baja California

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Lidia neared the southern tip of Mexico's Baja peninsula on Thursday but was not projected to reach hurricane strength, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Thursday.

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Pakistan court acquits five in Benazir Bhutto murder case, Musharraf declared absconder

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani anti-terrorism court on Thursday acquitted five people in the killing of former Prime Minister Benazir Bhutto and declared ex-military leader Pervez Musharraf an "absconder", state Pakistan Television reported.

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Tropical Storm Lidia forms south of Mexico's Baja California

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Lidia formed in the Pacific Ocean some 180 miles (290 kilometers) southeast of the tip of Mexico's Baja California state, threatening to become a hurricane in coming days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's next deepwater oil joint venture seen requiring $10.7 bln

MEXICO CITY, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A coveted deepwater oil project that Mexico's state oil company Pemex wants to develop with a partner will require some $10.7 billion in investment and could eventually add 174,000 barrels of new output per day, a senior regulator said on Wednesday.

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Mexico's next deepwater oil joint venture seen requiring $10.7 bln

MEXICO CITY, Aug 30 (Reuters) - A coveted deepwater oil project that Mexico's state oil company Pemex wants to develop with a partner will require some $10.7 billion in investment and could eventually add 174,000 barrels of new output per day, a senior regulator said on Wednesday.

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Mexico's Bimbo to invest $129 mln in Mexico City distribution hub

MEXICO CITY, Aug 29 (Reuters) - Mexican breadmaker Bimbo on Tuesday said in a filing with the Mexican stock exchange that it would invest 2.3 billion pesos ($129 million) in a new distribution center in Mexico City. ($1 = 17.8653 Mexican pesos) (Reporting by Veronica Gomez)

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Colombia protests what it says was Venezuelan military incursion over border

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia has sent a letter of protest to Venezuela after it said security forces from the socialist country crossed the border into the Colombian province of La Guajira over the weekend, two government sources said on Monday.

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Mexico's Pemex says fuel supply guaranteed despite Harvey

MEXICO CITY, Aug 28 (Reuters) - State-owned oil company Pemex said on Monday that Mexico's gasoline and diesel supplies were "guaranteed" despite Tropical Storm Harvey, which has forced the closure of Texan refineries that supply Latin American markets.

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Venezuelan army, civil militias hold exercises after Trump threat

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after U.S. President Donald Trump warned that a "military option" was on the table for the crisis-hit country.

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Venezuelan army and militias hold exercises after U.S. threat

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela held nationwide armed forces exercises on Saturday, calling on civilians to join reserve units to defend against a possible attack after U.S. President Donald Trump warned of a "military option" for the crisis-hit country.

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Mexico's ICA says filed pre-packaged bankruptcy plan

MEXICO CITY, Aug 25 (Reuters) - Mexican construction company ICA said late on Friday it and its subsidiaries had filed a pre-packaged bankruptcy plan that had been subscribed to by the majority of its creditors.

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Trump prohibits dealings in new Venezuelan government, PDVSA debt

WASHINGTON, Aug 25 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed an executive order prohibiting dealings in certain Venezuelan public sector debt on to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to halt its "tyranny," the White House the White house said on Friday.

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Macau enlists Chinese army as authorities struggle with typhoon fallout

MACAU (Reuters) - Chinese People's Liberation Army troops were deployed onto the streets of Macau on Friday to help clean up in the aftermath of a devastating typhoon and amid mounting criticism authorities were unprepared for the severity of the storm.

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UPDATE 1-Macau enlists Chinese army as authorities struggle with typhoon fallout

* Public calls for Macau leader to resign (Adds details of Chinese troops, residents quotes)

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UPDATE 1-Crude oil production at Mexico's Pemex hits 22-year low

MEXICO CITY, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Monthly crude production from Mexican national oil company Pemex fell below 2 million barrels per day in July for the first time in more than two decades, according to company data released on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Russia's Rosneft allocates four months of Venezuelan oil -traders

HOUSTON, Aug 23 (Reuters) - Russian oil firm Rosneft has struck deals with several buyers for almost its entire quota of Venezuelan crude for the remainder of the year, traders told Reuters on Wednesday, the first time it has conducted such a large sale of the OPEC member's oil.

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Panama says to demand visas from Venezuelans, slams Maduro

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama's government said on Tuesday that from October Venezuelans wishing to enter the country would need a visa, accusing the administration of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro of undermining democracy at home and security abroad.

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UPDATE 1-Venezuelan oil company PDVSA blasts 'financial blockade'

CARACAS, Aug 18 (Reuters) - A U.S.-led "blockade" has hurt Venezuelan state oil company PDVSA's capacity to undertake routine financial transactions, and forced it to rely on political allies like China and Russia, the company's president said on Friday.

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Exclusive: Mexico's top diplomat visits Cuba to seek help on Venezuela crisis

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's foreign minister is in Havana hoping to persuade Cuba, one of Venezuela's top allies, to help resolve the tense political situation in the beleaguered South American nation, according to a senior Mexican official briefed about the trip.

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Norway authorities stop Greenpeace protests at Arctic well

OSLO (Reuters) - Norwegian coast guards stopped Greenpeace from protesting at a site of the country's northernmost exploration well drilled by Statoil, the environmentalist group said on Thursday.

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Mexico's Cotemar sees $200 mln investment in oil projects by 2018

MEXICO CITY, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Mexican oilfield services provider Cotemar plans to invest at least $200 million in two oil projects by the end of 2018 as it starts to operate fields on its own, a move made possible by sweeping energy reforms, the firm's top executive said in an interview.

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Thirty-seven inmates killed in government raid on Venezuelan prison

PUERTO ORDAZ, Venezuela (Reuters) - Thirty-seven inmates were killed during an overnight raid by government security forces on a prison in Venezuela's southern jungle state of Amazonas, the governor said on Wednesday.

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Mexico's top court gives Slim's America Movil victory in telecom battle

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Mexican Supreme Court on Wednesday found unanimously that billionaire Carlos Slim's telecommunications company America Movil should not be barred by law from charging its rivals interconnection fees, a setback to a sweeping reform intended to curb the firm's dominance.

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Venezuelan protesting violinist released by authorities

CARACAS (Reuters) - A young violin player who became a symbol of anti-government protests in Venezuela was released on Tuesday after three weeks in detention, according to the country's chief prosecutor.

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Mexico's president denies campaign received funds from Odebrecht bribes

MEXICO CITY, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Mexico's president's office on Tuesday rejected allegations that bribes by Brazilian builder Odebrecht were funneled into the 2012 campaign of President Enrique Pena Nieto.

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Pence speaks of 'peaceable' Venezuelan solution

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence said in Buenos Aires on Tuesday he was confident about reaching a "peaceable" solution for Venezuela through economic and diplomatic pressure on the country's president, Nicolas Maduro.

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Oil traders expect Asia to import more Venezuelan crude if U.S. sanctions kick in

* China, Russia to get priority for Venezuelan oil if U.S. sanctions hit

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Olympics: Ireland's Rio ticket agent was front for banned seller, says report

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The agent at the center of an alleged scheme to illegally pass Ireland's tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics to touts was "not genuine" and was used to hide the involvement of banned ticket reseller THG, a Irish government report said on Monday.

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Venezuelan sanctions without diplomacy will fail

Despite condemnation from 40 countries and even the Pope, Venezuela's ruling party installed its new assembly last weekend. Choosing as its head former Foreign Minister Delcy Rodriguez, a loyal follower of President Nicolas Maduro, the assembly focused on efforts to stifle any dissent, beginning deliberations to undermine the opposition controlled legislature and restructure the government.

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State of Emergency Declared in Charlottesville After Protests Turn Violent

Protests of a plan to remove a statue of a Confederate general led to clashes that left several injured.

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Storms disrupt Beijing flights, authorities warn of flash floods, landslides

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world's largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

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Storms disrupt Beijing flights, authorities warn of flash flooding, landslides

BEIJING (Reuters) - Thunderstorms lashed Beijing on Saturday, disrupting hundreds of flights at one of the world's largest airports, while authorities warned that rain and wind could cause landslides in the area where a 7.0-magnitude earthquake struck this week.

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Peru expels Venezuelan ambassador to protest constituent assembly

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru has decided to expel Venezuela's ambassador to Peru after Caracas sent an "unacceptable" response to a new Western Hemisphere group's condemnation of the country's new legislative superbody, Peru's foreign affairs ministry said Friday.

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President Uhuru Kenyatta Is Declared Victor of Kenyan Election

Mr. Kenyatta won a contest marred by allegations of vote-rigging and the killing of a top election official.

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BRIEF-Ashland Global Holdings declared force majeure in Europe on 1.4 BDO, THF and formaldehyde

* Declared a force majeure in europe on 1.4 butanediol (BDO), tetrahydrofuran (THF) and formaldehyde

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Prison fight leaves nine dead in Mexico's border city

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A fight in the Mexican prison of Reynosa has left at least nine inmates dead and 11 injured in the country's latest outbreak of violence, the government of Tamaulipas border state said in a statement on Thursday.

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Ousted Venezuelan prosecutor says she fears for her life, will keep fighting

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's ousted chief prosecutor said on Thursday she fears for her life and is on the run, but will keep fighting for democracy and freedom in the country after being fired by a controversial new legislative superbody.

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Cooking gas shortages force Venezuelans to turn to firewood

PUERTO ORDAZ/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Venezuelan homemaker Carmen Rondon lives in the country with the world's largest oil reserves, but has spent weeks cooking with firewood due to a chronic shortage of home cooking gas - leaving her hoarse from breathing smoke.

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Mexico's ruling party moves toward allowing outsider presidential candidate

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) took a key step on Wednesday toward allowing non-party members, such as Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade, to run for president in next year's election.

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U.S. sanctions eight more Venezuelan officials, including Chavez brother

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration on Wednesday imposed sanctions on eight more Venezuelan officials, including the brother of late socialist leader Hugo Chavez, to punish them for their roles in President Nicolas Maduro’s creation of a new legislative superbody, U.S. officials said.

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Venezuelan fugitive mayor calls for resistance to Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan mayor on the run to avoid jail for allowing anti-government protests in his Caracas district called for the opposition to keep resisting leftist President Nicolas Maduro, whose powers are being expanded by a new legislative superbody.

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Storm Franklin expected to hit Mexico's east coast as hurricane: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical storm Franklin has gained in strength and is expected to develop into a hurricane later on Wednesday, hitting Mexico's eastern Veracruz state as a hurricane on Wednesday night or early on Thursday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Bomb threat suspect in Israel offered services on dark web: U.S. authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Israeli teenager accused of a wave of bomb threats against dozens of Jewish community centers advertised his services on a now-shuttered online black market, offering to threaten any school for $30, according to U.S. authorities.

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Missing Marines Declared Dead and Identities Released Days After Aircraft is Found

Officials suspended the search for the missing Marines early Sunday morning, about 11 hours after their hybrid aircraft, an MV-22 Osprey, entered the water.

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UPDATE 1-Tropical Storm Franklin takes aim at Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

MEXICO CITY, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Franklin churned toward the tourist hubs along Mexico's Caribbean coast on Monday, and is expected to strike the east coast of the Yucatan Peninsula just south of major resorts, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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Tropical Storm Franklin takes aim at Mexico's Yucatan peninsula

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Franklin churned toward the tourist hubs along Mexico's Caribbean coast on Monday, and is expected to strike the Yucatan Peninsula Tuesday just south of major resorts, according to the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC).

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Mexico's ruling PRI weighs loosening party rules to open presidential field

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The head of Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) said on Monday that the PRI's method for choosing its presidential candidate needs a shakeup, ahead of a key gathering this week when PRI members will decide on changing the rules.

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Venezuelan men in military uniform say launching uprising: video

CARACAS (Reuters) - A video circulating on Sunday showed group of men in military uniform saying they were launching an uprising in the city of Valencia to restore democracy in Venezuela.

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Venezuelan chief prosecutor's office blocked by security forces

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces took up positions outside the office of the country's chief prosecutor on Saturday, a day after the government inaugurated a new legislative body that the prosecutor said was fraudulently elected.

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Vicente Fox still fiery over border wall

Former president of Mexico, Vicente Fox, reiterated his colorful language about Mexico not paying for President Trump's proposed border wall.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil J&F Investimentos agrees to sell Vigor to Mexico's Lala

SAO PAULO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's holding company J&F Investimentos SA said it signed an agreement to sell dairy company Vigor Alimentos SA to Mexico's Grupo Lala SAB de CV.

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Brazil J&F Investimentos agrees to sell Vigor to Mexico's Lala

SAO PAULO, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Brazil's holding company J&F Investimentos SA said it signed an agreement to sell dairy company Vigor Alimentos SA to Mexico's Grupo Lala SAB de CV.

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Kidd Creole Thought Man He Stabbed Was Making a Sexual Advance on Him, Authorities Say

The founding member of Grandmaster Flash and the Furious Five was held without bail in the fatal stabbing of the homeless man in Manhattan.

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Jamaican authorities back Russia's failed attempt to have doping ban lifted

London (Reuters) - Jamaican athletics authorities are in the firing line once again after voting in favor of a bid to lift Russia's ban from international competition for doping.

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Canadian authorities open Montreal's Olympic Stadium to house asylum seekers

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian health authorities and aid workers are using an Olympic stadium to shelter asylum seekers as a growing number of people walk into the country from the United States.

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Exclusive: Venezuelan vote data casts doubt on turnout at Sunday poll

CARACAS (Reuters) - Only 3.7 million people had voted by 5.30 p.m. in Venezuela's controversial Constitutional Assembly election on Sunday, according to internal electoral council data reviewed by Reuters, casting doubt on the 8.1 million people authorities said had voted that day.

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Exclusive: Venezuelan oil supply to Phillips 66 falls amid quality issues

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's supply of heavy crude to U.S. independent refiner Phillips 66 has dropped by more than two-thirds this year in part due to quality problems, and the company has cancelled at least one cargo in recent months, according to sources from state-run oil company PDVSA.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Lala could seal Vigor purchase on Thursday

SAO PAULO, Aug 1 (Reuters) - The board of Mexican dairy producer Grupo Lala SAB de CV will decide on Aug. 3 on a bid to buy control of Vigor Alimentos SA, after a commitment to buy the Brazilian producer of yoghurt and fresh cheese was reached earlier on Tuesday.

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Cuba denounces international plot to silence Venezuelan people

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba praised on Monday the election in Venezuela of a new legislative superbody and denounced what it called an international plot to suppress the will of the Venezuelan people in the wake of U.S. sanctions on its key ally.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Lala values Brazil's Vigor at $1.8 bln -source

SAO PAULO, July 31 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Lala SAB de CV is close to acquiring Brazilian dairy company Fábrica de Produtos Alimentícios Vigor SA, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

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Mexico's Lala offers $1.8 bln for Brazil's Vigor -source

SAO PAULO, July 31 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Lala SAB de CV is close to acquiring Brazilian dairy company Fábrica de Produtos Alimentícios Vigor SA, a person with knowledge of the matter said on Monday.

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U.S. targets Venezuelan President Maduro for sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government will designate Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Monday for sanctions for undermining democracy, in response to Sunday's election of a legislative superbody that Washington denounced as a "sham" vote, several sources said.

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UPDATE 1-Chinese authorities ask Anbang to sell overseas assets-Bloomberg

HONG KONG, July 31 (Reuters) - China has asked Anbang Insurance Group, whose chairman was detained last month, to sell its overseas assets, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing unnamed sources.

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Explosion rocks Venezuelan police officers

Ahead of a controversial vote that could allow President Nicolás Maduro to replace Venezuela's current legislative body, Venezuelan security forces faced off with opposition throughout the day.

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UPDATE 2-Venezuelan opposition promises new tactics after Sunday's vote

CARACAS, July 29 (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition said it is ready to change tactics in its bid to bring down President Nicolas Maduro after Sunday's election of a legislative super-body that they say is designed to tighten the socialist's already strong hold on power.

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Venezuelans brace for unrest, stockpile food ahead of Sunday vote

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan protesters blocked streets on Saturday in a last-ditch effort to derail the election of a legislative super-body that opponents of President Nicolas Maduro say will give the socialist leader a stranglehold on power.

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Athletics: Ethiopian Bayo banned after attacking coach

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - Ethiopian steeplechaser Chala Bayo has been banned for two years after he attacked and punched his coach on learning that he was not selected in the squad for next month's world championships.

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Venezuelans take to the streets despite protest ban

Mass demonstrations are expected in the Venezuelan capital of Caracas on Friday, the same day a government ban on protests goes into effect.

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Mexico's Navy says seven seamen suspected of kidnapping

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Navy said on Thursday that seven seamen have been detained and handed over to local judicial authorities for their alleged involvement in kidnapping.

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Nine bodies found outside home in Mexico's Nuevo Laredo

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The bodies of five women and four men were found piled up in front of a house in the Mexican city of Nuevo Laredo on the border with Texas, local authorities said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Mexico's Pemex posts profit for third straight quarter

MEXICO CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Mexico's state run oil company, Pemex, on Thursday reported a 32.8 billion peso ($1.8 billion) second-quarter profit, helped by higher sales and lower financial costs.

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Mexico's Grupo Mexico posts 60 percent jump in Q2 net profit

MEXICO CITY, July 27 (Reuters) - Mexican mining, rail and infrastructure company Grupo Mexico on Thursday reported a 60 percent year-on-year increase in its net profit in the second quarter.

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Venezuelans launch 2-day strike

Thousands of Venezuelans are rallying against President Nicolas Maduro's regime, and now the United States is joining them.

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WRAPUP 6-U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials, one killed in anti-Maduro strike

WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Venezuela, July 26 (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

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BRIEF-Archrock says board declared dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock

* Board of directors declared dividend of $0.12 per share of common stock, a rate of $0.48 per share on an annualized basis Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials as pressure builds on Maduro

WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior Venezuelan officials as the country's opposition launched a two-day strike on Wednesday, heaping pressure on unpopular President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

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Exclusive: U.S. sanctions Venezuelan officials to pressure Maduro - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration imposed sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

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Trump says transgender people will be banned from U.S. military

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Wednesday he would not permit transgender people to serve in the U.S. military, citing "tremendous medical costs and disruption," an action condemned by critics as "raw prejudice" and a political stunt.

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Exclusive: U.S. sanctions 13 senior Venezuelan officials - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is imposing sanctions on 13 senior officials of Venezuela's government, military and state oil company PDVSA on Wednesday, U.S. officials said, seeking to ratchet up pressure on President Nicolas Maduro to scrap plans for a controversial new congress.

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BRIEF-Retail Properties of America declared Q3 dividend for its 7 pct Series A cumulative redeemable preferred stock at $0.4375 per share

* Declared third quarter dividend for its 7.00% Series A cumulative redeemable preferred stock at $0.4375 per share

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Femsa Q2 profit falls, dragging down shares

MEXICO CITY, July 25 (Reuters) - Shares in Mexican bottler and retailer Fomento Economico Mexicano (Femsa) fell on Tuesday after it reported a drop in quarterly profits hurt by rising costs.

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BRIEF-Sotherly Hotels says co has declared qtrly cash dividend of $0.11 per common share of beneficial interest

* Sotherly Hotels - board of directors has authorized and co has declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.11 per common share of beneficial interest

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Mexico's Pemex says $5 bln bond deal covers needs through 2018

MEXICO CITY, July 24 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex said on Monday that recent bond placements totaling about $5 billion would cover its minimum financing needs through the end of 2018.

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Coffee recalled for undeclared Viagra-like ingredient

A Texas-based coffee company voluntarily recalled coffee containing an ingredient similar to what's in the erectile dysfunction drug Viagra, the US Food and Drug Administration announced. After an FDA laboratory confirmed the presence of desmethyl carbodenafil in the grounds, Bestherbs Coffee LLC recalled all New Kopi Jantan Tradisional Natural Herbs Coffee.

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Justin Bieber banned from playing Beijing

Justin Bieber won't be hitting the stage in Beijing anytime soon.

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Mexico's Bimbo agrees to buy U.S. baker East Balt for $650 mln

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (Reuters) - Mexican breadmaker Bimbo said on Thursday it agreed to buy U.S. firm East Balt Bakeries for $650 million.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Elektra posts second-quarter profit after year-ago loss

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (Reuters) - Mexican retail and banking company Grupo Elektra on Thursday reported a net profit of 7.1 billion pesos ($393.4 million) in the second quarter, boosted by higher sales, an improved loan portfolio and a big payoff from derivative bets.

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Mexico's Elektra posts second-quarter profit after year-ago loss

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (Reuters) - Mexican retail and banking company Grupo Elektra on Thursday reported a net profit of 7.1 billion pesos ($393.4 million) in the second quarter, boosted by higher sales and an improved loan portfolio.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Banorte 2nd-qtr net profit jumps 23 pct on broad growth

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Financiero Banorte, one of the country's largest banks by assets, on Thursday reported a 23 percent rise in second-quarter net profit, propelled by growth across its divisions.

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Mexico's Banorte reports 23 pct rise in 2nd-qtr net profit

MEXICO CITY, July 20 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Financiero Banorte, one of the country's largest banks by assets, on Thursday reported a 23 percent rise in second-quarter net profit.

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'Despacito' banned in Malaysia

Malaysian officials say the first Spanish-language smash hit since the Macarena is inappropriate for children because of sexual references.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico's peso cheered by improved credit outlook

(Recasts headline and lead paragraph on Mexico credit outlook, NAFTA talks, updates prices) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, July 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso hit a new high following an improved credit outlook for the country and a Reuters report detailing an aggressive timetable for trade talks between Mexico, the United States and Canada, before shedding gains later on Wednesday. Overnight, the currency traded at 17.45 pesos per U.S. dollar, the highest level since May 2016, before

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Mexico's Cemex signs $4.05 bln in credit lines to refinance debt

MEXICO CITY, July 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's Cemex, one of the world's largest cement producers, has signed $4.05 billion in new credit lines with 20 different institutions, the company said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Chemical Financial Corp ‍declared a quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share

* Chemical Financial Corp - ‍Declared a quarterly dividend of $0.28 per share, representing a $0.01 per share increase​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2tgL2cc] Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Northern Trust says declared quarterly cash dividend of $0.42 per share

* Northern trust announces increased quarterly dividend and stock repurchase authorization

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Authorities: Daughter killed for dating Muslim

An Israeli-Christian man is accused of stabbing his teenage daughter to death because, authorities say, he didn't approve of her relationship with a Muslim man.

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U.S. prepares sanctions against senior Venezuelan officials: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is preparing sanctions against several senior Venezuelan officials, including the country's defense minister and a ruling party leader, for alleged human rights violations and could announce the measures as early as Tuesday, U.S. officials said.

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Virginia deputies fatally shoot driver after threat: authorities

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Deputy sheriffs in Virginia shot and killed a motorist who posed a deadly threat to them during a late-night traffic stop, authorities said on Tuesday, and state police were investigating.

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Mexico's Vicente Fox banned from Venezuela

Venezuelan authorities have declared former Mexican President Vicente Fox a "persona non grata" and banned him from ever returning to the country.

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Venezuelans reject constitutional rewrite in non-binding referendum

Millions of Venezuelans have voted to reject President Nicolas Maduro's controversial plans to rewrite the country's constitution.

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Venezuelans Vote on Measures Devised to Weaken Maduro

Organizers hope that a large turnout and a lopsided result will widen rifts within President Nicolás Maduro’s governing party and deepen the government’s international isolation.

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Russian Olympic bobsledder banned for whereabouts violation

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic bobsledder Nadezhda Paleeva has been banned for two years for a violation of anti-doping whereabouts rules, Russia's national anti-doping agency RUSADA said.

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GM's judgment day: How two Venezuelan car dealers seized an auto factory

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's government has seized assets from dozens of foreign corporations in nationalizations by the late President Hugo Chavez and the embattled current government of Nicolas Maduro.

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Mexico's Axtel to sell towers to American Tower for $56 mln

MEXICO CITY, July 11 (Reuters) - Mexico's Axtel, the telephone unit of conglomerate Alfa, on Tuesday said it had reached a deal to sell towers to a subsidiary of American Tower Corp for $56 million.

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Mexico's Pemex axes $100 million contract with Odebrecht

MEXICO CITY, July 11 (Reuters) - Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex said in a filing on Tuesday it canceled a 1.8-billion peso ($100-million) contract with Odebrecht SA, a Brazilian engineering company that has admitted paying bribes in a dozen countries in recent years.

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Authorities investigating explosion at Air Force center in Oklahoma

(Reuters) - Authorities on Tuesday were investigating an explosion outside a U.S. Air Force recruitment center in northeast Oklahoma, local media reported.

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Authorities search for 4 missing men

Four young men in Pennsylvania disappeared last week in a baffling series of events that have authorities suspecting foul play.

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Mexico's Televisa posts 2.6-percent increase in 2-qtr net profit

MEXICO CITY, July 10 (Reuters) - Mexican media company Grupo Televisa posted a second-quarter net profit of 1.453 billion pesos ($80.1 million), up 2.6 percent from a year earlier, the company said on Monday.

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Russian, Venezuelan leaders discuss cooperation, energy projects: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and his Venezuelan counterpart Nicolas Maduro discussed by telephone cooperation between the two countries, including implementation of projects in the energy sector, the Kremlin said in a statement on Monday.

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Leopoldo López, Venezuelan Political Prisoner, Is Released to House Arrest

The surprise release of the opposition leader came after years of political negotiations.

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Exclusive: At least 123 Venezuelan soldiers detained since protests - documents

CARACAS (Reuters) - At least 123 members of Venezuela's armed forces have been detained since anti-government unrest began in April on charges ranging from treason and rebellion to theft and desertion, according to military documents seen by Reuters.

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Mexico's America Movil details argument in telecom dispute

MEXICO CITY, July 5 (Reuters) - Billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil argued on Wednesday against rules brought in by an overhaul of the country's telecommunications industry, saying in a statement they were unfair and had led to a loss of its business rights.

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Venezuelan copter attacker vows to fight on; lawmakers beaten

CARACAS (Reuters) - The Venezuelan police officer who staged a helicopter attack on government buildings in Caracas last week appeared in an internet video on Wednesday vowing to continue fighting for the "liberation" of his country.

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Venezuelan helicopter pilot appears in video, vows to keep fighting

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan police officer Oscar Perez, who staged a helicopter attack on government buildings in Caracas last week, appeared in an internet video early on Wednesday vowing to continue fighting for the "liberation" of his country.

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Venezuelan mothers fight for survival

Coming across the border from Venezuela to Colombia, people have been forced to abandon their country as they search for any means of survival. It's a meltdown fueled by the highest inflation rate in the world, ongoing unrest and violent street protests.

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Exclusive: Mexico's Pemex sees October selection of refinery coking plant partner - sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex plans to choose a partner at the end of October to finish the development and operate a $2 billion coking plant at its Tula refinery, government and Pemex sources told Reuters.

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Venezuelans cross into Colombia for the basics

One Venezuelan woman tells CNN's Leyla Santiago they are 'dying from starvation,' so she crosses into Colombia to find food.

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Nineteen dead after shootouts with police in Mexico's Sinaloa state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Nineteen people were killed in Mexico's northern state of Sinaloa late on Friday in a run of related shootouts between police and gunmen, state authorities said.

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'Turn yourself in' authorities plead in road rage killing

Bianca Nikol Roberson had just left a mall where she'd been shopping for new clothes for college with her family.

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Goldman Sachs sells $300 mln of controversial Venezuelan bonds-WSJ

June 30 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's asset management arm has sold at least $300 million of the Venezuelan bonds it acquired in a purchase in May, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Televisa says court ruled against Office Depot on Roku ban

MEXICO CITY, June 30 (Reuters) - A cable operator belonging to Mexico's largest television network said on Friday it won court rulings against requests by Office Depot and Radio Shack to resume sales of Roku video streaming devices after another court banned them.

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BRIEF-Goldman Sachs sells at least $300 mln of controversial Venezuelan bonds to hedge funds - CNBC, citing DJ

* Goldman Sachs sells at least $300 million of controversial Venezuelan bonds to hedge funds at slight premium - CNBC, citing DJ

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Mexico's Televisa says court ruled against Office Depot on Roku ban

MEXICO CITY, June 30 (Reuters) - A cable operator belonging to Mexico's largest television network said on Friday it won court rulings against requests by Office Depot and Radio Shack to resume sales of Roku video streaming devices.

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Pens, lipstick, opium among banned items at China's Hong Kong military base

HONG KONG (Reuters) - For the thousands of Chinese soldiers stationed in Hong Kong, the pen, it appears, is mightier than the sword.

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Field studies fuel dispute over whether banned pesticides harm bees

LONDON (Reuters) - Two major studies into how bees are affected by a group of pesticides banned in Europe gave mixed results on Thursday, fuelling a row over whether the chemicals, called neonicotinoids, are safe.

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Iraqi forces capture historic Mosul mosque where Islamic State declared 'caliphate': military

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured on Thursday the wrecked historic mosque of Mosul in which Islamic State proclaimed its self-styled "caliphate" three years ago, an Iraqi military statement said.

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A day in the life of Venezuelans

A daily struggle has become the new normal for Venezuelans. Economic and political turmoil regularly send thousands into the streets to protest, both for and against the government of President Nicolas Maduro, sometimes with deadly results.

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After Helicopter Attack, Venezuelans Ask, What Was That About?

If the assault on government buildings was meant as a call to arms, it instead bewildered Venezuelans who have been protesting the government for months.

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Mexico's Sigma buys Peru-based meat, dairy producer SUPEMSA

MEXICO CITY, June 28 (Reuters) - Mexico's Sigma Alimentos, a unit of conglomerate Alfa, said on Wednesday that it has acquired Sociedad Suizo Peruana de Embutidos (SUPEMSA), a firm which produces and sells cold meat and dairy products in Peru, for an undisclosed amount.

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Authorities confirm bird flu case in southern Belgium

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgian health authorities said they confirmed a case of bird flu in southern Belgium concerning the highly contagious H5N8 virus, and established a 3 kilometer perimeter around the area where the transport of birds and eggs was forbidden.

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The six countries banned by Trump

Do you know why people are leaving the six countries that President Trump banned from traveling to the US?

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Hurricane Dora forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Hurricane Dora formed off the western coast of Mexico in the Pacific Ocean on Monday, but it was expected to slow and remain offshore, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Criminal gangs kill 11 in Mexico's Veracruz state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Eleven people were killed in Mexico's Veracruz state by criminal gangs on Saturday, including four children and the head of the state's federal police and two other federal police officers, Governor Miguel Angel Yunes said.

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Slain Venezuelan protester's father appeals to 'friend' Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - A man describing himself as a former boss and friend of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro on Friday urged an investigation into the killing of his son in anti-government unrest convulsing the OPEC nation for nearly three months.

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With cameras banned, CNN sends sketch artist to White House briefing

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Second mistrial declared in killing of black man by ex-Cincinnati cop

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - For the second time, a mistrial was declared in the murder trial of a white former University of Cincinnati police officer who fatally shot a black motorist during a traffic stop.

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Mistrial Declared in Shooting of Black Driver by Cincinnati Officer

It was a second hung jury for Ray Tensing, the ex-officer charged in the death of Samuel DuBose during a botched traffic stop in 2015 in Cincinnati.

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China's authorities tighten noose around online video content

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing has shut down online video services of three popular Chinese media sites in a swift action that unleashed financial shockwaves and posed a firm warning to the country's online video industry: clean up, or close down.

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UPDATE 1-China's authorities tighten noose around online video content

* Analysts say internet companies can adjust to new rules (Recasts, adds context, analyst comment, user comments)

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Venezuelan troops fire on protesters at airbase, one killed

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters attacking the perimeter of an airbase and a demonstrator was killed, bringing renewed scrutiny of the force used to control riots that have killed at least 76 people.

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Mexico's Pemex sees restart of Salina Cruz refinery on July 30

MEXICO CITY, June 22 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil producer Pemex said on Thursday that it expects to restart operations on July 30 at Salina Cruz, its largest oil refinery, after it was hit last week hit by flooding and subsequent fire that forced a shutdown of the plant.

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Venezuelan troops fire on protesters; one killed

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan troops on Thursday fired what appeared to be rubber bullets at protesters as they attacked the perimeter of an airbase, and a demonstrator was killed, bringing the death toll to at least 76 in unrest since April.

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China's authorities tighten noose around online video, audio content

SINGAPORE, June 22 (Reuters) - China has told three major web portals to shut down their video and audio streaming services, saying they carry politically-related material that breaks state rules and social commentary which incites negative opinions.

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Mexico's Supreme Court rules in spat related to telecom reform

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Supreme Court ruled on Wednesday in a spat over interconnection rates paid between telecommunications firm America Movil and rivals that touches on a bigger case related to an antitrust reform the company is fighting.

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Islamic State blows up historic Mosul mosque where it declared 'caliphate'

MOSUL/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Islamic State militants on Wednesday blew up the Grand al-Nuri Mosque of Mosul and its famous leaning minaret, Iraq's military said in a statement, as Iraqi forces seeking to expel the group from the city closed in on the site.

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Mosque where ISIS caliphate declared blown up

The Grand al-Nuri Mosque in Mosul, Iraq, where ISIS's leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi declared the creation of a "caliphate" has been blown up. But as CNN's Hala Gorani and Arwa Damon report, there are conflicting accusations over who is responsible.

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Three Russian runners banned for four years after Beijing retests

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Three Russian runners whose samples from the 2008 Beijing Olympics tested positive for a banned steroid have been handed four-year suspensions after retests, Russia's athletics federation said on Wednesday.

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Iraqi forces advance on Mosul mosque where IS declared caliphate

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - U.S.-backed Iraqi forces said they began a push on Wednesday toward the mosque of Mosul, where Islamic State declared a self-styled caliphate three years ago.

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Man Charged With Killing Muslim Teenager Entered United States Illegally, Authorities Say

Darwin Martinez Torres, who is accused of killing Nabra Hassanen on Sunday in Virginia, is from El Salvador, Immigration and Customs Enforcement said.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Pemex to up gasoline imports after refinery fire -source

MEXICO CITY, June 20 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil producer Pemex will import additional gasoline after a major fire last week at its largest refinery that halted production, a company source said on Tuesday.

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Mexico's Pemex to up gasoline imports after refinery fire - source

MEXICO CITY, June 20 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil producer Pemex will import additional gasoline after a major fire last week at its largest refinery that halted production, a company source said on Tuesday.

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Venezuelan crisis takes center stage at OAS meeting in Mexico

CANCUN, Mexico (Reuters) - Governments from across the Americas on Tuesday chastised Venezuela's socialist leadership for its handling of a political and economic crisis, prompting the OPEC nation's foreign minister to brand the critics as the "lapdogs of imperialism."

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From paintings to flash protests, Venezuelan artists raise voices

CARACAS (Reuters) - Deploying poems, paintings and posters, opposition-minded artists in Venezuela are expanding their anti-government protests, offering a peaceful alternative to the violent political unrest costing at least 73 lives in two months.

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North Korea accuses U.S. authorities of 'mugging' its diplomats at NY airport

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea accused U.S. authorities on Sunday of "mugging" its diplomats at the John F. Kennedy airport in New York, forcibly confiscating a diplomatic package which it said raised questions about the city as the seat of the United Nations.

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Mistrial declared in Cosby sex assault case after days of deliberations

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania prosecutors vowed to retry comedian Bill Cosby on sexual assault charges after a jury on Saturday failed to render a unanimous verdict despite 52 hours of deliberations.

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Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex assault case but retrial planned

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sexual assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict, but prosecutors said they would retry Cosby and he still faces a slew of civil lawsuits.

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Mistrial declared in Cosby criminal trial

A county judge has declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's criminal trial after a jury remained deadlocked after 52 hours of deliberation. CNN's Brynn Gingras reports.

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Mistrial declared in Bill Cosby sex assault case as jury deadlocks

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania judge on Saturday declared a mistrial in Bill Cosby's sex assault case after the jury said it could not reach a verdict, but prosecutors said they will retry Cosby.

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Two fugitives from U.S. state of Georgia captured: authorities

(Reuters) - Two inmates who are accused of shooting to death a pair of armed guards during an escape from a prison bus in Georgia were captured on Thursday in Tennessee, Georgia officials said on Twitter.