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Jailed Venezuelan mayor flees to Spain

The former mayor of Caracas -- who is a staunch opponent of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro -- was welcomed Saturday in Madrid after escaping house arrest.

Corruption (Institutional) nytimes.com

Mistrial Is Declared in Corruption Trial of Ex-Jail Officers’ Union Chief

The jurors in the federal case against Norman Seabrook, the former head of the New York City correction officers’ union, said they were deadlocked.

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Mistrial Is Declared in Corruption Trial of Senator Menendez

The decision in the case against the powerful New Jersey Democrat brings an inconclusive end to the first bribery trial of a sitting U.S. senator in decades.

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Rose McGowan surrenders to authorities

Actress Rose McGowan turned herself in to authorities in Loudoun County, Virginia, on Tuesday in response to an arrest warrant on charges of drug possession.

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Start-up at Mexico's top refinery has begun, still no output

MEXICO CITY, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex's biggest refinery has begun bringing plants back online following a prolonged stoppage caused by a major earthquake in September, a company spokesperson said on Tuesday.

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Volkswagen says offices of CFO, HR chief, chairman raided by tax authorities and prosecutors

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Prosecutors and tax authorities on Tuesday raided the offices of several senior officials of Volkswagen , the German car-maker said.

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London authorities failing people displaced by deadly fire: lawmaker

LONDON (Reuters) - Hundreds of people displaced by a fire that killed about 80 people in London in June are still living in hotels or friends' houses because of a failure by local authorities to rehouse them, the lawmaker representing the area said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Trez Capital says ‍Board declared special distribution of $0.838 per Class A share

* Says ‍Board of Directors has declared a special distribution of $9,998,254 or $0.838 per Class A share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Waco biker brawl case is declared a mistrial

A judge declared a mistrial Friday in the case of Jake Carrizal, a leader of the Bandidos motorcycle group who was charged with organizing the Twin Peaks biker brawl that left nine people dead in May 2015.

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Soccer: Marseille's Evra banned from European competition, leaving club

ZURICH (Reuters) - Olympique Marseille full-back Patrice Evra has been banned from European club football for the rest of the season, UEFA said on Friday, and is leaving the French Ligue 1 club by mutual consent as his career looks to set to come to an ignominious end.

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Mexico's Alpek says entered final talks over power plants sale

MEXICO CITY, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Mexico's Alpek said on Thursday that it had entered into a 60-day period with ContourGlobal to negotiate final agreements for potential sale of cogeneration power plants in Mexico. (Reporting by Mexico City Newsroom)

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U.S. blacklists 10 Venezuelans for corruption, undermining state vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday sanctioned 10 more Venezuelan officials, including several government ministers, who it said had helped Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro's attempts to undermine democratic rule in the country.

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U.S. Treasury to announce more sanctions on Venezuelan officials: WSJ

(Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department will announce more sanctions on Thursday against top Venezuelan officials, The Wall Street Journal reported, citing a U.S. Senate aide.

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Athletics: Kenya's Sumgong banned for four years for doping offense

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Olympic marathon champion Jemima Sumgong has been handed a four-year ban by Kenya's anti-doping agency (ADAK) after testing positive for the banned blood-booster erythropoietin (EPO), officials said on Tuesday.

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From Chilean refuge, Venezuelan congressional deputy defies president

CARACAS (Reuters) - From his refuge at the Chilean ambassador's home, Venezuela's deputy congressional leader has defended "civil disobedience" against President Nicolas Maduro and urged demoralized opponents to unite and oust him in a presidential vote.

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Russian skier banned for doping says his 'medal is clean'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian cross country skier Alexander Legkov says he will fight to clear his name after being sanctioned for doping at the 2014 Sochi Games and hit with a lifetime ban from the Olympics last week.

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Harvey Weinstein banned for life from TV Academy

Harvey Weinstein has been banned for life from yet another Hollywood organization.

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UPDATE 2-Tender to pick Mexico's new oil, gas marketer receives no bids

MEXICO CITY, Nov 6 (Reuters) - A tender to select an oil and gas marketer for the Mexican government's share of output under new exploration and production contracts received no bids by a Monday deadline, the country's oil regulator said.

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Domestic problems preceded Texas church rampage, authorities say

SUTHERLAND SPRINGS, Texas (Reuters) - A man court-martialed by the U.S. Air Force on charges of assaulting his then-wife and child had sent threatening messages to his mother-in-law who sometimes attended the rural Texas church where he fatally shot 26 people, officials said on Monday.

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Cambodian PM tells opposition to defect or face being banned from politics

PNHOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Saturday called on lawmakers from the main opposition party to defect ahead of a court ruling on whether to dissolve it, saying they could be banned from politics for five years if they left it too late.

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Authorities increase marathon security

Federal, state and local law enforcement agencies are ramping up security for the TCS New York City Marathon that is set to go on as planned in the wake of the worst terrorist attack to hit the city since September 11, 2001.

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Authorities increase security for New York marathon

Federal, state, and local law enforcement agencies are ramping up security for the TCS New York City Marathon that is set to go on as planned Sunday in the wake of the worst terrorist attack to hit the city since September 11, 2001.

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UPDATE 3-Pemex makes Mexico's biggest onshore oil find in 15 years

MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex has made its biggest onshore oil discovery in 15 years with a find in the eastern state of Veracruz, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday.

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UPDATE 2-Pemex makes Mexico's biggest onshore oil find in 15 years -president

MEXICO CITY, Nov 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's national oil company Pemex has made its biggest onshore oil discovery in fifteen years with a find in the eastern state of Veracruz, President Enrique Pena Nieto said on Friday.

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CORRECTED-Threats to NAFTA cast doubt over Mexico's oil tenders, investment

MEXICO CITY, Nov 2 (Reuters) - Uncertainty about the fate of the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) and investor protections it guarantees could crimp future investment in Mexico's oil industry, including a high-stakes January deepwater auction.

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U.S. authorities identify six Russian officials in DNC hack: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has gathered enough evidence to charge six members of the Russian government in the hacking of Democratic National Committee computers before the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Wall Street Journal reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the investigation.

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Russian Authorities Investigate 14-Year-Old Model’s Death

Vlada Dzyuba, a teenager from Perm, was working in China on a three-month contract when she died.

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Two Russian athletes banned for life over Sochi 2014 Games doping

BERLIN (Reuters) - Russia's cross country gold medalist Alexander Legkov and fellow countryman Evgeniy Belov were banned for life from the Olympics on Wednesday over doping at the Sochi 2014 winter Games, the International Olympic Committee said.

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Deadly attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said.

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Deadly Halloween attack in New York branded 'terrorism' by authorities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An Uzbek immigrant accused of killing eight people in New York City by driving a rental truck down a riverfront bike path on Tuesday appeared to have acted alone, but the Halloween Day attack had all the hallmarks of terrorism, authorities said.

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Mexico's Puebla state implements stricter rules for Uber, Cabify

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the central Mexican state of Puebla approved new rules on Tuesday aimed at better vetting and monitoring rideshare drivers working for companies like Uber and Cabify after the recent murders of two female college students.

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REFILE-Mexico's Puebla state implements stricter rules for Uber, Cabify

MEXICO CITY, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Lawmakers in the central Mexican state of Puebla approved new rules on Tuesday aimed at better vetting and monitoring rideshare drivers working for companies like Uber and Cabify after the recent murders of two female college students.

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Iraqi authorities gain first foothold at Kurdish frontier with Turkey

ANKARA/BAGHDAD/ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi troops deployed on Tuesday at one of the main land crossings with Turkey, gaining a foothold at the Kurdish-held frontier for the first time in decades and imposing one of Baghdad's central demands on the Kurds.

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Kurdish-led authorities in north Syria invited to Moscow-backed congress, official says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Russia has invited the Kurdish-led authorities in northern Syria to its proposed congress of Syria's various ethnic groups, a senior Kurdish official told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Deadly virus outbreak declared in Uganda

An outbreak of contagious and deadly Marburg virus disease in the Kween district of eastern Uganda was declared by the nation's Ministry of Health on October 19.

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Iraqi authorities take control of main border crossing with Turkey: customs official

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi authorities took control of the main land crossing with Turkey, in the Kurdish area of Fish-Khabur, a customs official said on Tuesday.

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Major Venezuelan opposition parties to boycott local polls

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three of Venezuela's largest opposition parties vowed on Monday to boycott mayoral polls later this year in protest at an election system they say is biased in favor of President Nicolas Maduro's ruling socialists.

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Uhuru Kenyatta Is Declared Winner of Kenya’s Repeat Election

Mr. Kenyatta also won a vote in August that was nullified by the Supreme Court, but the new balloting was met by confusion and mistrust.

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Gurriel banned five games in 2018 for racist gesture

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Houston's Yuli Gurriel will not miss any World Series games for the racist gesture he made toward Dodgers' Japanese pitcher Yu Darvish but will serve a five-game ban next season, Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred said on Saturday.

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Crude oil output from Mexico's Pemex falls 18 pct in September

MEXICO CITY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Mexican national oil company Pemex reported on Friday that September crude production fell 18 percent from the same month last year, marking three consecutive months with oil output coming in below 2 million barrels per day.

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Spain arrests four former Venezuelan officials for U.S. probe

MADRID/CARACAS (Reuters) - Spanish authorities arrested a former Venezuelan deputy minister and three former executives at Venezuelan state companies for alleged links to money laundering and international corruption, Spain's Civil Guard said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Baker Hughes, a GE company declared a cash dividend of $0.18/share of Class A common stock​

* Baker Hughes a GE Co - Board of Directors declared a cash dividend of $0.18 per share of Class A common stock​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 2-Mexico's Pemex posts $5.6 bln loss in quarter on lower output

MEXICO CITY, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Mexico's Pemex reported a narrower loss in the third quarter on Friday, but results for the state-run oil company were weighed down by a sharp slump in crude output.

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BRIEF-Union Bankshares Corp says ‍declared quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share

* Union Bankshares Corp says ‍declared quarterly dividend of $0.21 per share a $0.01 increase, or 5 pct, from prior quarter Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Authorities arrest suspect wanted for killing two men at Grambling State

(Reuters) - A suspect was arrested on Thursday for the shooting death of two men at Grambling State University in Louisiana, the local sheriff said.

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UPDATE 3-Venezuelan, state oil firm bonds drop over payment concerns

CARACAS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Bonds issued by Venezuela and state oil firm PDVSA dropped sharply on Thursday amid concern that cash-flow problems and regulatory hurdles may leave PDVSA unable to make more than $2 billion in payments coming due over the next week.

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UPDATE 2-Venezuelan, state oil firm bonds drop over payment concerns

CARACAS, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Bonds issued by Venezuela and state oil firm PDVSA dropped sharply on Thursday amid concerns cash-flow problems and regulatory hurdles may leave PDVSA unable to make more than $2 billion in payments coming due over the next week.

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Venezuelan anti-Maduro governor sacked, opposition in chaos

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - The newly-elected opposition governor of Venezuela's western Zulia state was dismissed on Thursday by the pro-government local state legislature, an aide said, adding to disarray among foes of the ruling socialists.

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Venezuelan opposition governor sacked: aide

MARACAIBO, Venezuela (Reuters) - The newly-elected opposition governor of Venezuela's western Zulia state was dismissed on Thursday by the pro-government local state legislature, an aide said.

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Mexico's Banorte values Interacciones deal at 26.6 bln pesos - presentation

MEXICO CITY, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Financiero Banorte sees the total value of its deal to buy smaller peer Grupo Financiero Interacciones is 26.557 billion pesos ($1.40 billion), the group said in an investor presentation obtained by Reuters on Thursday.

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Jewish leader urges Italian sports authorities to fight anti-Semitism

ROME (Reuters) - Italian sports authorities must do more to root out anti-Semitism in stadiums and apply sanctions against offending fans, the head of the country's Jewish communities said on Thursday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: I Prosecuted Terrorists for President Bush. Now My Family in Iran May Be Banned From Visiting.

My family’s accomplishments have not shielded us from the indiscriminate damage of President Trump’s travel ban.

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BRIEF-Exxonmobil says ‍declared cash dividend of $0.77 per share on common stock

* Says ‍declared a cash dividend of $0.77 per share on common stock, payable on Dec 11 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Former official of Argentina's Fernandez turns himself in to authorities -media

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Julio De Vido, an ex-minister who served in former Argentine President Cristina Fernandez's government, turned himself in to authorities on Wednesday after he was stripped of immunity from arrest, local media reported.

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Wider Image: Mexico's indigenous Muslims in Maya heartland

SAN CRISTOBAL DE LAS CASAS, Mexico (Reuters) - A trip to Mexico's indigenous Maya heartland showed me how a vibrant Muslim community had sprung up in this predominantly Roman Catholic country.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa reports 39 percent jump in profit

MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa , the world's largest Coke bottler, said on Wednesday its third-quarter net profit surged 39.2 percent from the year-earlier period, as sales increased.

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Profit jumps 39 percent at Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa

MEXICO CITY, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Mexico's Coca-Cola Femsa , the world's largest Coke bottler, said on Wednesday it posted a third quarter net profit of 3.15 billion pesos ($173.4 million), a 39.2 percent increase over the year earlier quarter, as sales jumped.

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Venezuelan opposition disarray heaps pain on protesters

CARACAS/SAN CRISTOBAL, Venezuela (Reuters) - With some nursing wounds, others jailed and many heading abroad, Venezuela's young opposition supporters are demoralized by the ruling socialists' shock election win this month, after prolonged protests failed to oust President Nicolas Maduro.

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BRIEF-W. R. Grace & Co says ‍declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share​

* W. R. Grace & Co - ‍declared a quarterly cash dividend of $0.21 per share​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Former world champion Bingham banned for betting offences

LONDON (Reuters) - Former world snooker champion Stuart Bingham has been banned for six months for infringing betting rules over a 12-year period, the World Professional Billiards and Snooker Association (WPBSA) said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Egypt authorities challenge Reuters on casualties in western desert attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have accused Reuters and the BBC of "inaccurate coverage" of clashes in the western desert between security forces and armed militants in which police officers and conscripts were killed on Friday.

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Despite controversy, Venezuelan opposition governors sworn in

CARACAS (Reuters) - Four of five Venezuelan opposition governors broke with their coalition's official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said.

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Is Janet Jackson banned from the Super Bowl?

Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) nytimes.com

As Mattis Arrives in Philippines, Mop-Up in Marawi Is Declared Over

Jim Mattis, the United States defense secretary, said the Philippines had sent a “very necessary message” to militants in the war-torn southern city.

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Laptops could be banned from checked bags

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Mexico's Banorte reports 25 pct rise in Q3 profit

MEXICO CITY, Oct 19 (Reuters) - Mexico's Grupo Financiero Banorte, which owns one of the country's largest banks, said on Thursday its net profit was 25 percent higher in the third quarter.

Communist Party of China nytimes.com

Guiyang Journal: Forget Marx and Mao. Chinese City Honors Once-Banned Confucian.

Guiyang has built a museum and park to Wang Yangming, a 16th-century philosopher at the center of a propaganda drive by China’s leader, Xi Jinping.

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Mexico's Pemex fires warehouse workers for oil theft

MEXICO CITY, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Petroleos Mexicanos (Pemex) said on Tuesday it would rescind contracts held by several workers at a warehouse and distribution center in the central state of Guanajuato as part of a strategy to combat oil theft.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Philippine City Declared ‘Liberated’ From Terrorists After Months of Fighting

President Rodrigo Duterte of the Philippines declared Marawi free from “terrorist influence” on Tuesday after two militant leaders were killed a day earlier.

Venezuela nytimes.com

Venezuelan Opposition Denounces Latest Vote as Ruling Party Makes Gains

The results, with pro-government candidates winning a majority of state races, shocked many and raised new questions about the integrity of the nation’s electoral system.

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Mexico's Alfa cuts 2017 guidance to $2 bln, down from $2.15 bln

MEXICO CITY, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Mexican conglomerate Alfa on Monday cut its guidance for 2017 earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to $2 billion, down from a previous forecast of $2.15 billion. (Reporting by Noe Torres and Sheky Espejo)

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U.S. condemns Venezuelan elections as neither free nor fair

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Monday condemned Venezuela's weekend gubernatorial elections as neither free nor fair and vowed to use its economic and diplomatic power to support Venezuelans in restoring democracy in the oil-exporting nation.

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Mexico's FinMin says NAFTA uncertainty hitting peso

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's Finance Minister Jose Antonio Meade said on Monday that the peso's recent depreciation reflects uncertainty about the NAFTA renegotiation process and questions about how quickly the U.S. Federal Reserve will normalize rates.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Catalonia’s Leader, Facing Deadline, Won’t Say if Region Declared Independence

In a letter, Carles Puigdemont asked the Spanish prime minister to negotiate a solution to the separatist conflict.

Venezuela nytimes.com

Venezuelans Vote Peacefully, if Not Hopefully

Some thought their votes might not matter, or even be counted. But opponents of President Nicolás Maduro turned out for regional elections anyway.

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Authorities capture Ohio man suspected in quadruple murders

(Reuters) - An Ohio man has been arrested in connection with the shooting deaths of four people in a rural area of the state this week after an extensive manhunt, the local sheriff said on Friday.

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Russian authorities agree to regulate crypto-currency market

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian authorities have agreed to regulate the crypto-currency market, Finance Minister Anton Siluanov said on Wednesday, cited by TASS news agency.

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Iran says U.S. would aid terrorism if it declared Revolutionary Guards terrorists

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday that the United States would be "joining the terrorists' camp" if it chose to designate its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) a terrorist organization.

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Iran says US would aid terrorism if it declared Revolutionary Guards terrorists

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran said on Tuesday that the United States would be "joining the terrorists' camp" if it chose to designate its elite Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) a terrorist organization.

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After bloodshed, Venezuelan government and foes battle for votes

BARINAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Tirelessly traversing the lethargic plains of Venezuela, a brother of former leader Hugo Chavez and an ally of a famous opposition detainee vie for votes.

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Authorities dive into the Las Vegas shooter's computers, high-rolling lifestyle and finances to find an answer

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Trump says Mexico's president called to thank him for quake aid

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Irish jockey Gibbons banned for positive test, sample switch

(Reuters) - Irish jockey Graham Gibbons has been banned for two-and-a-half years after failing a drugs test and attempting to swap urine samples with another rider, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said on Thursday.

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Authorities probe Las Vegas gunman's weapons stockpiling

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - The Las Vegas gunman who killed 58 people and himself in the deadliest mass shooting in modern U.S. history stockpiled weapons and ammunition over decades, and meticulously planned the attack, authorities believe.

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UPDATE 1-Mexico's Pemex gains two new partners for onshore tie-ups

MEXICO CITY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - Two foreign oil companies on Wednesday won the rights to partner with Mexico's oil company Pemex on two onshore blocks, a first since landmark energy reform, while a third offshore area received no bids.

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No bidders for tie-up in Mexico's Ayin-Batsil offshore oil field

MEXICO CITY, Oct 4 (Reuters) - There were no bidders in an auction to partner with Mexican national oil company Pemex on its offshore Ayin-Batsil project, the industry regulator said on Wednesday, in a setback for the opening of the country's energy sector to private capital.

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Goldman Sachs former banker banned from U.S. securities industry

Oct 3 (Reuters) - Wall Street's self-regulator said on Tuesday it has barred a former Goldman Sachs Group Inc senior banker, Tim Leissner, from the U.S. securities industry because he failed to cooperate with the regulator's investigation of alleged money-laundering connected with a Malaysian sovereign wealth fund.

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Tennis: Spanish player banned for eight months for betting offences

LONDON (Reuters) - Spanish tennis player Samuel Ribeiro Navarrete has been given an eight-month ban and fined $1,000 for "betting-related corruption offences", the Tennis Integrity Unit (TIU) said on Tuesday.

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Tennis: Britain's Evans banned for one year over failed doping test

(Reuters) - Briton Dan Evans has been banned for one year after testing positive for cocaine, the International Tennis Federation (ITF) said on Tuesday.

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Catalans defy Spain, turn out for banned independence vote

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Thousands of Catalans gathered at designated polling stations on Sunday morning as they sought to defy Spanish authorities by voting in a banned independence referendum that has raised fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region.

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Catalans queue early to vote in referendum banned by Spain

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalans started to form queues early on Sunday morning as they sought to defy Spanish authorities by voting in a banned independence referendum that has raised fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region.

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Catalans form pre-dawn queues to vote in banned referendum

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalans started to form queues early on Sunday morning as they sought to defy Spanish authorities by voting in a banned independence referendum that has raised fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region.

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Catalans prepare to defy Madrid in banned independence vote

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of Catalans are expected to defy Spanish authorities and attempt to vote in a banned independence referendum on Sunday, raising fears of unrest in the wealthy northeastern region.

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Saudi authorities pursue Twitter user over women's driving threat

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor issued an arrest warrant on Saturday for a Twitter user who called for anyone who supports women driving to be killed, days after a royal decree ended a long-time ban on women taking the wheel.

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Turkey's Erdogan says Iraqi Kurdish authorities "will pay price" for vote

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday Iraqi Kurdish authorities would pay the price for an independence referendum which was widely opposed by foreign powers.

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Spanish police occupy Catalan tech hub before banned vote

MADRID (Reuters) - Spanish police have occupied the Catalan government's communications hub on the eve of a banned independence referendum which Madrid is attempting to thwart, the regional authority said on Saturday.

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One million unvaccinated Venezuelan kids vulnerable in measles outbreak: doctors

CARACAS (Reuters) - Around 1 million unvaccinated Venezuelan children are susceptible to measles, a highly contagious disease that has re-emerged in the crisis-stricken South American nation, a group of doctors estimated on Friday.

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Venezuelan leader blasts Rajoy, mocks Trump

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro railed at two of his main international critics on Wednesday, chiding Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy for "meddling" and mocking U.S. President Donald Trump for geographical ignorance.

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Mexico's Pemex sees Salina Cruz refinery restart 3rd week October

MEXICO CITY, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex said on Wednesday that it expected its Salina Cruz refinery, the country's largest, to resume operations by the third week of October, after a series of natural disasters kept the facility offline.

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UPDATE 1-U.S.-based Axalta halts Venezuelan operations, cites 'political situation'

CARACAS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. paint manufacturer Axalta Coating Systems has halted production in Venezuela because of the country's "economic and political situation" and has laid off its workers, according to employees and a company statement.

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U.S. paint maker Axalta halts Venezuelan operations -company, employees

CARACAS, Sept 26 (Reuters) - U.S. paint manufacturer Axalta Coating System has halted production in Venezuela due to the South American country's "political and economic situation" and is laying off its workers, the company and employees said on Tuesday. (Reporting by Corina Pons; Editing by Paul Simao)

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White House: We have not declared war on NK

The White House responds to North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho's accusation of US President Donald Trump declaring war on North Korea.

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Philippine authorities investigate shooting near president's residence

MANILA (Reuters) - A shooting incident took place on Tuesday close to the Manila residence of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte, but an official from the presidential palace said Duterte was not there at the time.

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WRAPUP 7-North Korea says U.S. 'declared war,' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

* North Korea suggestion that war declared 'absurd' -White House

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North Korea says U.S. 'declared war,' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

NEW YORK/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space.

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Mexico's Pemex reports bomb threat at headquarters, evacuates area

MEXICO CITY, Sept 25 (Reuters) - Mexican national oil company Pemex said on Monday it has received at bomb threat at its Mexico City headquarters which has triggered a preventative evacuation of employees while checks are being conducted. (Reporting by David Alire Garcia)

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North Korea says U.S. 'declared war' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

UNITED NATIONS/BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's foreign minister said on Monday that President Donald Trump had declared war on North Korea and that Pyongyang reserves the right to take countermeasures, including shooting down U.S. bombers even if they are not in its air space.

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WRAPUP 4-North Korea says U.S. 'declared war' warns it could shoot down U.S. bombers

* China calls for calm amid shrill rhetoric from U.S., N. Korea

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Authorities arrest person with guns near White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Secret Service arrested a person with firearms near the White House on Sunday morning, the agency said in a statement on Monday.

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Winner of 'dirtiest race in history' Alptekin banned for life: Anadolu

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Asli Cakir Alptekin, who won Olympic gold at London 2012 before being stripped of the title, has been banned for life by the Turkish Athletics Federation for a third doping offense, state-run Anadolu news agency have reported.

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Thai authorities close in on Yingluck's escape accomplices

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai authorities are closing in on the people who helped former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra flee the country last month, Thai Deputy Prime Minister Prawit Wongsuwan said on Friday.

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Catalan leader presses on with banned vote on split from Spain

MADRID/BARCELONA (Reuters) - The Catalan regional leader on Thursday said he would press on with an Oct. 1 referendum on a split from Spain, flouting a court ban, as tens of thousands gathered for a second day on the streets of Barcelona demanding the right to vote.

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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

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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.