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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.

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BRIEF-92nd common stock monthly dividend increase declared by Realty Income

* 92nd common stock monthly dividend increase declared by Realty Income

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Venezuelan journalists 'broadcast' live on buses to reach new viewers

CARACAS (Reuters) - Riding public transport armed with a wobbly TV-shaped cardboard frame and loud voices, a group of young Venezuelan activists have found a novel way to transmit news, in a country where space has shrunk for stories about hardship and protests.

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Mexico's Pemex says can restart Salina Cruz refinery operations

MEXICO CITY, June 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's state-owned oil firm Pemex said on Tuesday on Twitter that conditions are present to safely restart operations at its Salina Cruz refinery in the southern state of Oaxaca.

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Mexico's Pemex says suspends operations at Salina Cruz refinery

MEXICO CITY, June 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's state-owned oil firm Pemex said on Tuesday that heavy rains prompted it to suspend operations and evacuate personnel at its Salina Cruz refinery in the southern state of Oaxaca.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Pemex fined $20 mln for anti-competitive fuel practices

MEXICO CITY, June 12 (Reuters) - Mexico's antitrust watchdog has fined a division of state-owned oil company Pemex for failing to establish a competitive fuel market, the agency said on Monday.

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Storm Calvin forms off Mexico's Pacific coast, heads for land

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical storm Calvin formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Monday, bearing down on the southern states of Chiapas, Oaxaca and Guerrero where it could dump as much as 20 inches (51 cm) of rain, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said.

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Mexican authorities find 112 migrants huddled in back of truck

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican authorities discovered 112 migrants, including four babies, huddled alive in the back of a truck as it traveled along a highway in the country's south, the attorney general's office said on Sunday.

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Food shortages, threats, and political upheaval have made Venezuelans the top asylum seekers to the US

The decision to come to the United States wasn't an easy one. Carolina, a 33-year-old mother of three, said it was perhaps one of the toughest decisions of her life -- one taken after many sleepless nights in her Barquisimeto, Venezuela, apartment.

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Vast majority of Venezuelans reject plan for new constitution: poll

CARACAS (Reuters) - President Nicolas Maduro's plan to rewrite the constitution is opposed by 85 percent of Venezuelans, according to a survey by polling company Datanalisis carried out as protests calling for presidential elections grew increasingly intense.

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'Manspreading' banned in Madrid

Madrid's public buses will no longer allow men to spread their legs without regard to others' personal space.

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Shares of Mexico's Cemex up on higher share price target

MEXICO CITY, June 9 (Reuters) - Shares of Mexican construction company Cemex jumped on Friday as several banks increased share price targets for the firm.

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From Parthenon of banned books to pipe homes of refugees - documenta 14 kicks off

KASSEL, Germany (Reuters) - A life-sized model of the Greek Parthenon - covered in forbidden books donated from around the world - stands in central Kassel right where Nazis once burned banned books.

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'Manspreading' banned on Madrid buses

Along with signs for 'no smoking' or 'no littering,' commuters in Madrid will soon see a new unfamiliar one: No manspreading.

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Chinese exam authorities use facial recognition, drones to catch cheats

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese education authorities have gone high-tech to catch cheaters as millions of high-school students take their "gaokao", the annual university entrance exam seen as key to landing a lucrative white-collar job.

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Violence engulfs Venezuelan capital, teenage protester dies

CARACAS (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Venezuelan protester died in ferocious clashes between security forces and protesters in Caracas on Wednesday, taking the death toll from unrest since April to at least 66.

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Violence engulfs Venezuelan capital, teenager protester dies

CARACAS (Reuters) - A 17-year-old Venezuelan protester died in ferocious clashes between security forces and protesters in Caracas on Wednesday, taking the death toll from unrest since April to at least 66.

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Mexico's Banco de Bajio IPO about 4 times oversubscribed -sources

MEXICO CITY, June 7 (Reuters) - Mexican lender Banco del Bajio, due to debut on the local stock exchange on Thursday, will place its shares at the upper end of the planned price range, and demand for the stock is around four times oversubscribed, four market sources said on Wednesday.

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Venezuelan Exiles in Miami Turn to Public Shaming of Maduro Supporters

Outraged by conditions at home, many protesters have taken to face-to-face denunciations of backers of President Nicolás Maduro who are now living in the United States.

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Prison riot in Mexico's Tamaulipas state leaves four dead

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A prison riot has left three police officers and one security guard dead and another six people injured on Tuesday in the city of Victoria in the drug gang-ravaged, border state of Tamaulipas, authorities said.

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Soccer team banned over girl's appearance

A family in Nebraska says their 8-year-old daughter's team was banned from a soccer game because she looked "like a boy."

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U.S., Mexico nearing deal on sugar: Mexico's Guajardo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States and Mexico are close to announcing a deal on sugar trade, Mexican Minister of Economy Ildefonso Guajardo said ahead of a planned news conference on Tuesday after talks went into overtime this week.

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Pope to host Venezuelan bishops on June 8

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Venezuelan bishops will visit Pope Francis on Thursday as anti-government unrest continues unabated in the South American country, the Vatican said in a statement on Monday.

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Mexico's ruling party narrowly fends off leftist in major state election

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) limped to victory in a key state election on Sunday, according to an official preliminary projection of results that was quickly challenged by the leftist party seen beaten into second place.

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Banging on empty pots, Venezuelans protest food shortages

CARACAS (Reuters) - Banging empty pots and brandishing signs saying "only the government is growing fatter," Venezuelan activists in Caracas on Saturday protested food shortages in the crisis-stricken country.

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Afghan authorities lock down Kabul after protest clashes

KABUL (Reuters) - Streets in the center of the Afghan capital Kabul were closed on Saturday as authorities tried to prevent a repeat of a demonstration that degenerated into clashes between protesters and police and left four people dead.

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Tropical Storm Beatriz forms off Mexico's Pacific coast

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Tropical Storm Beatriz formed off Mexico's Pacific coast on Thursday, but it was not expected to gain much more strength before reaching land later in the day, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said.

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Venezuelan judge shot dead at barricade as unrest persists

CARACAS (Reuters) - Gunmen shot dead a Venezuelan judge at a street barricade in the latest fatality of two months of anti-government unrest that has seen at least 61 people killed, authorities said on Thursday.

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FINRA suspends ex-Morgan Stanley trader for Venezuelan bond deals

(Reuters) - The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA) said on Thursday it barred John Batista Bocchino, a former Morgan Stanley representative, for concealing around $190 million in Venezuelan bond trades from the firm, which had restricted such trading.

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'Wonder Woman' banned in Lebanon

"Wonder Woman" is set to hit the silver screen this weekend.

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UPDATE 2-Nomura bought controversial Venezuelan bonds at discount -sources

CARACAS/TOKYO, June 1 (Reuters) - Japanese investment bank Nomura Securities bought about $100 million worth of Venezuelan government bonds last week as part of the same transaction that has landed Goldman Sachs Group Inc in the middle of a political storm, two sources said on Thursday.

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Mexico's Hotel California owners reject the Eagles' trademark claims

(Reuters) - The owners of a Mexican hotel using the name Hotel California on Wednesday said a trademark infringement lawsuit by the Eagles, whose song "Hotel California" is arguably the band's most famous, should be dismissed.

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Mexico's top diplomat says Venezuela is no longer a democracy

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's top diplomat Luis Videgaray said on Tuesday that Venezuela is no longer a functioning democracy, one day before foreign ministers from across the Americas are due to meet to discuss the crisis gripping the South American country.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Alsea agrees to sell Grupo Axo stake to General Atlantic

MEXICO CITY, May 30 (Reuters) - Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with U.S. investment firm General Atlantic to sell its minority stake in Grupo Axo, a company that operates fashion brands.

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Mexico's Alsea agrees to sell Grupo Axo stake to General Atlantic

MEXICO CITY, May 30 (Reuters) - Mexican restaurant operator Alsea said on Tuesday it had reached an agreement with U.S. investment firm General Atlantic to sell its minority stake in Grupo Axo, a company that operates fashion brands.

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Venezuelan opposition condemns Goldman for $2.8 billion bond deal

CARACAS/NEW YORK (Reuters/IFR) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc 's statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of bonds for pennies on the dollar was dismissed by the country's opposition on Tuesday as an effort to "put lipstick on this pig."

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UPDATE 1-Venezuelan opposition condemns Goldman for $2.8 bln bond deal

CARACAS/NEW YORK, May 30 (Reuters/IFR) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's statement that it never transacted directly with the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro when it bought $2.8 billion of bonds for pennies on the dollar was dismissed by the country's opposition on Tuesday as an effort to "put lipstick on this pig."

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Venezuelans are outraged at Goldman Sachs

Venezuelans are furious with Goldman Sachs for buying the country's government bonds last week, which critics say gives a lifeline to an incompetent government that is starving its people.

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Morocco authorities arrest 20 after clashes in north - agency

RABAT (Reuters) - Moroccan authorities have arrested 20 people following violent clashes between police and protesters in the northern city of Al-Hoceima on Friday evening, the local prosecutor said on Saturday.

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Five decapitated bodies found in Mexico's Veracruz state

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican police found on Friday the decapitated bodies of five people with apparent signs of torture in the Gulf Coast state of Veracruz, which has long been ravaged by drug smugglers and human traffickers.

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News Analysis: Leaks: A Uniquely American Way of Annoying the Authorities

Is there something particularly American about leaking? Some national allergy to protecting government secrets? Yes, in fact, there is.

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Asian Kenyans Seek to Be Declared a ‘Tribe’ of Their Own

Kenyans of Indian and Pakistani descent, many of whose forebears helped build the nation, want to become the country’s 44th official ethnic group.

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Mexico's Bimbo enters India with 65 pct stake in Ready Roti

MEXICO CITY, May 25 (Reuters) - Mexican breadmaker Grupo Bimbo said on Thursday it has entered the Indian market through a joint venture to acquire 65 percent of shares in Indian's Ready Roti India Private Limited.

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German prosecutor says is in touch with U.S. authorities on Daimler

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German prosecutors, who searched Daimler's offices this week as part of an investigation into diesel pollution, are talking to U.S. authorities, the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

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German prosecutor probing Daimler says is in touch with U.S. authorities

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German authorities involved in raiding Daimler's offices as part of a probe into diesel pollution are talking to authorities in the United States, the Stuttgart public prosecutor's office said on Wednesday.

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Mexico's ruling party battles leftist nemesis in key state vote

ECAPTEPEC, Mexico (Reuters) - Nine decades of rule by President Enrique Pena Nieto's Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) in Mexico's most populous state are hanging in the balance in an election that could batter its hopes of keeping power nationally in 2018.

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Mexico's AHMSA shuts down mine over union conflict

MEXICO CITY, May 23 (Reuters) - Altos Hornos de Mexico (AHMSA), one of the country's largest steelmakers, said on Tuesday it had shut down definitively an iron ore mine in the northern state of Durango because of ongoing problems with the union.

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Venezuelans are top US asylum seekers

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UPDATE 1-Chile's Ripley and Mexico's Liverpool cancel merger

SANTIAGO, May 19 (Reuters) - The planned acquisition of Chilean retailer Ripley by Mexican high-end department store chain Liverpool has been scrapped, Ripley said in a regulatory filing late Friday.

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Chile's Ripley, Mexico's Liverpool cancel merger -regulatory filing

SANTIAGO, May 19 (Reuters) - Chilean retailer Ripley said in a regulatory filing late Friday that its planned acquisition by Mexican high-end department store chain Liverpool has been scrapped.

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Tillerson faults US for Mexico's drug trade

If there was a single theme to emerge from today's second go at joint Cabinet-level meetings with the Mexican government, it came across stunningly loud and clear: That the real heart of Mexico's ongoing, bloody battle with hard drug production, organized crime and murder lies firmly in the United States.

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Venezuelan president compares treatment of officials abroad to Nazi persecution

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has likened the harassment of government officials and their families outside of Venezuela to the treatment of Jews under the Nazis.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa ditches plans to buy U.S. operations

MEXICO CITY, May 16 (Reuters) - Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa , the world's largest Coke bottler, said on Tuesday it has abandoned plans to acquire certain territories in the United States after thorough analysis and negotiations with The Coca Cola Company.

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Japan's Mitsuhashi banned for life from tennis for match-fixing

(Reuters) - Japanese tennis player Junn Mitsuhashi has been banned for life and fined $50,000 after being found guilty of match-fixing and betting offences, the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

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Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa ditches plans to buy U.S. operations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa , the world's largest Coke bottler, said on Tuesday it has abandoned plans to acquire certain territories in the United States after thorough analysis and negotiations with The Coca Cola Company .

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Reporter on Mexico's drug wars killed

Mexican journalist Javier Valdez Cárdenas, who reported extensively on drug trafficking, was killed on Monday in Sinaloa, officials said. He is the fifth journalist to be killed in Mexico this year.

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WRAPUP 2-Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

* Asia companies, govts report minor disruptions from cyberattack

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Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

SINGAPORE/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Asian governments and businesses reported some disruptions from the WannaCry ransomware worm on Monday but cybersecurity experts warned of a wider impact as more employees turned on their computers and checked e-mails.

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WRAPUP 1-Some businesses in Asia disrupted by cyber attack, authorities brace for more

* Asia companies, govts report minor disruptions from cyberattack

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Venezuelan pensioners face off with police in latest unrest

CARACAS (Reuters) - Elderly Venezuelan protesters on Friday threw punches and yelled curses at riot police blocking the latest in six weeks of demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's socialist government.

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'Grey death': The powerful street drug that's puzzling authorities and killing users

A new drug called "grey death" has been linked to a handful of lethal overdoses in the South -- but no one knows exactly what's in it or where it's coming from.

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Mexico's Cemex to widen U.S. distribution network to meet demand

MEXICO CITY, May 11 (Reuters) - Mexican cement maker Cemex is expanding in Southern California to meet increased demand with a distribution terminal in Los Angeles served by rail and a new aggregate loading system for a quarry in Victorville, the company said on Thursday.

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Gunmen kill activist who searched for Mexico's disappeared: authorities

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Armed gunmen shot and killed a prominent Mexican activist dedicated to searching for "disappeared" persons in the violent northern state of Tamaulipas, authorities said on Thursday.

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Venezuelan protesters block embassy center in Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) - Dozens of protesters against Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro massed outside a cultural center in Madrid on Thursday evening as the country's ambassador to Spain, who was stuck inside, decried what he called a "kidnapping" by demonstrators.

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Weightlifting: Oregon coach banned 12 years for doping sanction

(Reuters) - Weightlifting coach Michael Gingras has accepted a 12-year ban for prohibited doping conduct, the U.S. Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Corporate Office Properties Trust says declared a qtrly dividend of $0.275 per share

* Corporate Office Properties Trust says declared a quarterly dividend of $0.275 per common share of beneficial interest for Q2 of 2017

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Venezuelan crude sales to the U.S. bounced in April

HOUSTON, May 10 (Reuters) - Venezuelan crude sales to the United States recovered in April compared to previous months to reach 741,000 barrels per day (bpd), its highest level since November, due to a larger supply of diluted and upgraded oil, according to Thomson Reuters trade flows data.

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TABLE-Mexico's Pemex sets June Maya price for international buyers

MEXICO CITY, May 10 (Reuters) - Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex revised its June term pricing formulas for crude oil shipped to international buyers, the company said on Wednesday. The following table lists the adjustments to price constants in the Americas, the U.S. West Coast, Europe and the Far East: DESTINATION MAY CONSTANT JUNE CONSTANT ---------------- ---------------- --------------- AMERICAS Maya

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Banned from Eurovision, Russian singer performs in Crimea

SEVASTOPOL, Crimea (Reuters) - Russian singer Yulia Samoylova has sung her Eurovision entry "Flame is burning" in Crimea as part of celebrations to mark the Soviet Union's victory over Nazi Germany, an act of defiance after host Ukraine barred her from the competition.

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Venezuelans prepare fecal cocktails to throw at security forces

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition protests on Wednesday may be the messiest in a six-week wave of unrest as demonstrators prepare to throw feces at security forces, adding to the customary rocks, petrol bombs and tear gas.

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Mexico's 2016 murder tally exceeds those of many countries at war: study

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico had the second-highest number of murders last year among countries considered in "armed conflict," more than Iraq and Afghanistan, according to a report published on Tuesday that dealt a blow to President Enrique Pena Nieto's efforts to end a deadly drug war.

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Man plays violin in midst of Venezuelan protest

People are crowded into the streets around Caracas' Plaza Jose Marti. Smoke billows through the air and tear gas canisters hit the pavement. It has become a familiar scene in Caracas, where protesters have been demonstrating for weeks against a government they believe is slowly becoming a dictatorship.

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French authorities move to clear out refugee camp in Paris

PARIS (Reuters) - French authorities are working to clear out a refugee camp in northeast Paris, the police said on Tuesday, with local media reports estimating that the site housed around a thousand mostly African and Afghan migrants.

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These states have banned sanctuary cities

Texas isn't the first state to ban sanctuary cities. And it might not be the last.

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Mexico's Walmex says same-store sales rise 10.2 pct in April

MEXICO CITY, May 8 (Reuters) - Mexico's biggest retailer, Wal-Mart de Mexico, said on Monday sales at its Mexican stores that have been open at least a year rose 10.2 percent in April compared to the same month last year.

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Wife: Jailed Venezuelan opposition leader says 'we can't stop'

Imprisoned Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez called on demonstrators to keep alive the mass protests against President Nicolas Maduro's government, his wife told reporters.

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Cycling: Authorities ordered to pay Heras compensation after appeal fails

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spanish authorities must pay former cyclist Roberto Heras 725,000 euros ($794,000) in compensation for an overturned positive doping test after Spain's Supreme Court rejected their appeal, a court filing said on Monday.

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Roses in hand, Venezuelan women protesters face security forces

CARACAS (Reuters) - Dressed in white and chanting "Liberty!", tens of thousands of women opposed to Venezuela's socialist President Nicolas Maduro marched on Saturday, proffering roses to security forces who blocked their way.

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Gadgets banned by some schools

Some schools in Minnesota and Massachusetts have banned fidget spinners, the colorful device is advertised as concentration tools, but some teachers believe otherwise.

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Mexico's Pemex says March crude oil exports hit record low

MEXICO CITY, May 5 (Reuters) - Mexican national oil company Pemex said on Friday that March crude exports fell to a record low of just above 1 million barrels per day (bpd), while oil output for the month also dipped.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's America Movil gets approval to buy spectrum from Grupo MVS

MEXICO CITY, May 4 (Reuters) - Mexican billionaire Carlos Slim's America Movil has received a green light from the telecoms regulator IFT to buy rights to 60 megahertz of spectrum from Grupo MVS, the telecoms giant said on Thursday.

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Uber Faces Federal Inquiry Over Use of Greyball Tool to Evade Authorities

The inquiry concerns Uber’s use of a software tool called Greyball, which helped identify and evade officials trying to clamp down on the ride-hailing service.

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Exclusive: Uber faces criminal probe over software used to evade authorities

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has begun a criminal investigation into Uber Technologies Inc's use of a software tool that helped its drivers evade local transportation regulators, two sources familiar with the situation said.

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Gustavo Dudamel Tells Venezuelan Government ‘Enough Is Enough’

The star conductor issued his strongest statement yet about the crisis in his native country after a young musician was reportedly killed in street protests.

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Venezuelan opposition leader denies rumors he's hospitalized

Venezuelan opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez has a message from prison: he is alive and well.

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BRIEF-Materion Corporation declared Q2 dividend of $0.10/shr, a 5 pct increase

* Materion Corp - declared a Q2 2017 dividend of $0.10 per share of common stock, an increase of $0.005 per share, or approximately 5% Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Mexico's Elektra reports near quadrupling of Q1 profit

MEXICO CITY, May 2 (Reuters) - Mexican retail and banking company Grupo Elektra reported a 289 percent year-on-year rise in its net profit for the first quarter, when its share price more than doubled.

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Shootout leaves eight dead near Mexico's Los Cabos tourist hub

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A shootout near the Mexican beach resort of Los Cabos early on Monday between suspected gang members and navy forces has left eight dead, including one soldier.

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Dallas firefighter shot, authorities say

A gunman shot a member of the Dallas Fire-Rescue Department Monday, according to a tweet from the city's police department.

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Venezuelan leader's foes, supporters hold rival May Day marches

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelans poured onto the streets on Monday in rival May Day marches as the opposition began a second month of anti-government protests and red-shirted supporters rallied behind socialist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Russian authorities deploy riot police in Moscow ahead of opposition protest

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hundreds of riot police deployed in central Moscow on Saturday ahead of an opposition protest calling for President Vladimir Putin not to run for what would be his fourth presidential term next year.

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Venezuelan opposition activists march to Leopoldo Lopez' jail

LOS TEQUES, Venezuela (Reuters) - Hundreds of activists marched on Friday to the hilltop jail of Venezuela's best-known detained opposition leader Leopoldo Lopez in the latest of a month of protests against the socialist government.

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Mexico's Bimbo enters Africa market with Morocco acquisition

MEXICO CITY, April 27 (Reuters) - Mexican breadmaker Grupo Bimbo said on Thursday it has entered the African market with the purchase of Adghal, a Morocco-based producer of baked goods.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Pemex approves new deep water Gulf joint venture

MEXICO CITY, April 27 (Reuters) - The board of Mexico's state-owned oil company Pemex on Thursday approved its second-ever deep water joint venture covering the Nobilis-Maximino block in the country's territorial Gulf waters.

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Guns banned from Trump's NRA speech

The US Secret Service said Thursday attendees at President Donald Trump's speech Friday at the National Rifle Association's annual meetings in Atlanta will have to leave their firearms outside.

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Venezuelans entering Colombia must get migrant card

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Venezuelans who regularly cross into Colombia to work, study or shop must apply for a special migratory card to ease their passage, the Colombian government said on Thursday.

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'End the injustice!': Plea by Venezuelan official's son stirs nation

CARACAS (Reuters) - The son of Venezuela's pro-government human rights ombudsman has surprised the crisis-struck nation by publicly calling on his father to end "injustice" amid major protests against the leftist administration.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Cemex quarterly profit jumps ten-fold on asset sales

MEXICO CITY, April 27 (Reuters) - Mexican cement producer Cemex significantly beat analyst expectations on Thursday with a nearly ten-fold spike in first-quarter net profit, driven mostly by asset sales.

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Russian intelligence ship sinks off Turkey's Black Sea coast: authorities

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Russian naval intelligence ship sank off Turkey's Black Sea coast after colliding with a vessel carrying livestock on Thursday and all 78 personnel on board were evacuated, Turkey's coastal safety authority said.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Televisa sees 1st-qtr profit surge on forex gains

MEXICO CITY, April 26 (Reuters) - Mexican broadcaster Grupo Televisa's first-quarter profit jumped on Wednesday, rising 125 percent compared with the same quarter last year, largely thanks to currency fluctuations.

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Swedish authorities says bird flu found at hen farm

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - An outbreak of H5N8 bird flu has been detected at a hen farm near the town of Nykoping in eastern Sweden, the country's board of agriculture said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Mexico's Alfa Q1 net profit up 22 pct, below expectations

MEXICO CITY, April 24 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa posted a 22 percent rise in its first-quarter net profit on Monday, falling short of market expectations during a period of high volatility for the peso currency at the start of Donald Trump's administration.

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BRIEF-Delek Logistics Partners declared its quarterly cash distribution for Q1

* Declared its quarterly cash distribution for Q1 2017 of $0.69 per limited partner unit

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Venezuelan opposition seeks new strategy as unrest enters fourth week

CARACAS (Reuters) - Barricading roads with trash and even bathtubs, small groups of protesters held "sit-ins" around Venezuela on Monday in an effort to maintain momentum as anti-government unrest entered a fourth week.

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56-year-old who played Joanie on 'Happy Days' found unresponsive, authorities say

Actress Erin Moran, best known for her kid sister role in the '70s sitcom "Happy Days," has died. Authorities in Indiana found her body Saturday afternoon after getting a 911 call at 4:07 p.m. for "an unresponsive female," the Harrison County Sheriff's Department said. She was 56.

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Six bodies found buried in ditch outside Mexico's Acapulco

ACAPULCO (Reuters) - The remains of at least six bodies were found in a ditch on Saturday just outside the seaside resort of Acapulco in Guerrero, Mexico's bloodiest state, an official said.

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Mourning declared after scores of troops die in Afghan base attack

MAZAR-I-SHARIF/KABUL, Afghanistan (Reuters) - President Ashraf Ghani declared a national day of mourning after scores of soldiers were killed by Taliban fighters disguised as fellow soldiers, in the deadliest attack of its kind on an Afghan military base.

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Death toll in Venezuelan protests reaches nine

CARACAS (Reuters) - A man was killed in a protest in the Venezuelan capital on Thursday night, an official said on Friday, marking the ninth death in a wave of sometimes violent demonstrations against President Nicolas Maduro's government.

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BRIEF-Walgreens Boots Alliance declared regular quarterly dividend of $0.375/shr

* Walgreens Boots Alliance says quarterly dividend increased year-over-year by 4.2 percent to $0.375 per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Venezuelan opposition protests again against Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.

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Vietnam authorities try to end hostage standoff

HANOI (Reuters) - Authorities in Vietnam's capital promised on Thursday to review the use of land at the center of a dispute with protesters who have held 20 officials hostage for five days, local media said.

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Venezuelan opposition plans more protests against Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition called for renewed nationwide protests on Thursday to pressure the government of President Nicolas Maduro to hold elections and improve a collapsing economy, a day after three people were killed in similar demonstrations.

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GM ceases Venezuelan operations after asset seizure

April 19 (Reuters) - General Motors Co said on Wednesday that it is ceasing its Venezuelan operations after its assets in the country were seized by public authorities.

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At Least 3 Die Amid Clashes as Protesters Swarm Venezuelan Cities

President Nicolás Maduro ordered forces into the streets, defying international calls to allow protests, but the rallies showed a sustained movement may be forming against him.

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Why Venezuelans are protesting

Turmoil in Venezuela has been exacerbated in recent weeks. CNN's Rafael Romo explains the events that led to violent protests across the country.

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Ukrainian biathlete, banned for meldonium, wins CAS reprieve

ZURICH (Reuters) - A Ukrainian biathlete who tested positive in 2016 for the banned drug meldonium had her one-year ban lifted on Wednesday by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

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Mexico's Bimbo plans expansion in China, Asia, Middle East - executive

MEXICO CITY, April 19 (Reuters) - Mexican breadmaker Grupo Bimbo plans to grow in China in the short term with acquisitions, while also expanding its presence in the rest of Asia and entering Middle Eastern markets, the company's food business chief said on Wednesday.

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Venezuelan opposition marches against Maduro; student killed

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan security forces fired tear gas as demonstrators staged what they billed as the "mother of all marches" against President Nicolas Maduro on Wednesday, and a student caught up in a clash died after being shot in the head.

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Mexico's antitrust regulator probes public debt intermediaries

MEXICO CITY, April 19 (Reuters) - Mexican competition regulator Cofece said on Wednesday that it was investigating possible antitrust practices in the auctions of public debt instruments issued by the federal government.

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Convicted killer and ex-New England Patriots star was found hanged in prison cell, authorities say

Aaron Hernandez, the former New England Patriots star who was convicted of murder, was found hanged Wednesday morning in the Massachusetts prison where he was serving a life sentence, officials said.

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Venezuelan opposition to hold 'mother of all marches' against Maduro

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition says it will stage the "mother of all marches" on Wednesday, accusing President Nicolas Maduro of resorting to dictatorial measures to quash popular outrage over a deepening economic crisis.

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Detained opposition activists say Venezuela authorities tortured them

CARACAS (Reuters) - A Venezuelan court has ordered the continued detention of two young opposition activists who say they were tortured until they incriminated opposition leaders in a plot to destabilize the government of President Nicolas Maduro.

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Baseball: Pirates All-Star Marte banned 80 games for PEDs

(Reuters) - Pittsburgh Pirates All-Star outfielder Starling Marte has been banned 80 games for violating Major League Baseball's policy against performance-enhancing drugs, the league said on Tuesday.