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Wimbledon trophy is instant hangover cure for Federer

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LONDON (Reuters) - Croaky and hung over, Roger Federer could barely recall where he had been as he celebrated until dawn, but he was soon smiling as that familiar warm feeling of waking up as Wimbledon champion seeped back into his mind on Monday morning. [Source]

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Weightlifting: Suleymanoglu, the 'Pocket Hercules', dies at 50

(Reuters) - Former Olympic and world weightlifting champion Naim Suleymanoglu, one of the sport's most successful athletes, has died aged 50 in a hospital in Istanbul, officials said on Saturday.

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Turkey's Erdogan rebuffs NATO apology over 'enemy poster'

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan on Saturday batted back an apology from the NATO military alliance after his name appeared on an "enemy poster" at a drill, saying such disrespectful behavior could not be so easily forgiven.

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RPT-Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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Golf: Koepka blitzes Phoenix to extend Dunlop lead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Defending champion Brooks Koepka will take a four-stroke lead into the final day of the Dunlop Phoenix Tournament after firing a sizzling seven-under-par 64 in the third round on Saturday.

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Gabriel comments

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments allegedly made by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

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

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

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Vietnam '67: The Women Who Covered Vietnam

There were dozens of female war correspondents and photographers. Today they are largely forgotten.

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Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.

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Cavs' Rose to miss up to three weeks with ankle sprain

(Reuters) - Cleveland Cavaliers guard Derrick Rose could be out for three more weeks as he treats a sprained left ankle, the team said on Friday.

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Accounting ‘Gimmicks’ in G.O.P.’s Tax Overhaul Mask Higher Cost, Deficit Hawks Say

Some experts say the tax cuts, if accurately accounted for, could translate into slower economic growth and bigger budget deficits in the long run.

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White House Memo: In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started

A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight.

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In Minnesota, Outrage and Sorrow Over Al Franken Allegations

Minnesotans reeled over the news that their senator had become the latest politician accused of mistreating women, though many stopped short of calling for his resignation.

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Park takes three-stroke lead at CME Group Tour Championship

(The Sports Xchange) - Park Sung-hyun put herself in position for a number of year-end honors with her performance on Friday.

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Pro-trade Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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

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

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Rookie Cook takes lead at RSM Classic

(Reuters) - PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook shot an eight-under-par 62 to take a one-stroke lead over Brian Gay in the second round of the RSM Classic on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3 million vehicles

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recalling about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing.

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Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Germany for consultation

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador in Germany for consultation over comments made by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during a joint news conference with his Lebanese counterpart, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

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Global banks flag concerns over U.S. Senate tax proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Global banks raised concerns on Friday over a provision in the U.S. Senate tax bill aimed at cracking down on tax avoidance by multinational corporations that they said could hurt the banking industry.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso up on NAFTA talks, uncertainty over U.S. tax cuts

(Updates prices) SAO PAULO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso firmed on Friday amid expectations that ongoing NAFTA talks in Mexico City would adopt a slightly more deliberative tone than in the past and focus on low-impact issues. The peso, up 0.64 percent on the day, was also lifted by a weaker dollar that sank on mounting uncertainty over major tax cuts sought by U.S. President Donald Trump and his Republican allies in Congress. Late on Thursday, Reuters reported that Canada is

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Patrick to race Daytona, Indy 500s before retiring

(Reuters) - Danica Patrick will drive in the Daytona and Indianapolis 500s next year before retiring, the world's most recognizable and successful female driver said on Friday.

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Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray has mutually agreed to end his relationship with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time, the British former world number one said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Goldman wins dismissal of lawsuit in U.S. over ties to Malaysia leader

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York brought by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to "curry favor" with Malaysia's prime minister.

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Goldman wins dismissal of lawsuit in U.S. over Malaysia ties

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc has won the dismissal of a $510 million lawsuit in New York by a private equity firm that accused the Wall Street bank of shortchanging it in a merger to curry favor with Malaysia's prime minister.

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Nigeria bobsledders on cusp of Olympic dream

(Reuters) - Nigeria may be within grasp of an historic first ever appearance in the winter Olympics, but the three members of the Super Eagles women's bobsleigh team have bigger goals than simply qualifying to race next year in Pyeongchang.

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UPDATE 8-Oil rises over 2 pct, but shows first weekly fall in six

* TransCanada's Keystone pipeline remains shut after leak (Updates with settlement price, CFTC data)

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Osmond, Fernandez lead after short program at France grand prix

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took the lead in the France grand prix with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short program on Friday as Spain's Javier Fernandez returned to winning ways with a season-best performance.

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German justice ministry urges ban on Kuwait Airways over Israel issue

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German government should revoke landing rights for Kuwait Airways given its ban on Israeli passengers, a senior Justice Department official said on Friday, saying such discrimination was intolerable.

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Move over, Indiana Jones: Meet the physicists

Indiana Jones is forever imprinted in our collective consciousness as a quintessential tomb raider. With a jaunty fedora and a leather whip, he careens across the Egyptian desert, discovering long-lost ancient secrets. Everybody knows how it works.

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Businesses' tax break for harassment settlements could end soon

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S. dollar, Wall St fall with tax overhaul in focus

* Wall St off, weighed by tax uncertainty ahead of Thanksgiving

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U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of three million vehicles

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing.

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U.S. rejects Ford petition to delay recall of 3 million vehicles

WASHINGTON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The U.S. National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said on Friday it was rejecting a petition by Ford Motor Co to delay recall of about 3 million vehicles with potentially defective air bag inflators to conduct additional testing.

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Bryan brothers exit ATP Finals after surprise loss

LONDON (Reuters) - Four-times ATP Finals doubles champions Bob and Mike Bryan bowed out of the tournament after a surprise 6-4 6-4 defeat by alternates Oliver Marach and Mate Pavic on Friday.

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Osmond leads after short program at France grand prix

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond took the lead in the France grand prix with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short program on Friday.

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German watchdog drops inquiry into HNA, Qatar over Deutsche Bank -source

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

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UPDATE 7-Oil rises over 2 pct, still set for first weekly fall in 6

* Russia seen to be hesitating over extending global output curbs

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Brazil speaker says pension overhaul in danger if left until 2018

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The Brazilian government's plan to overhaul the costly pension system will be in trouble if it does not clear the lower house of Congress this year, and it still lacks the votes needed for approval, the Speaker Rodrigo Maia said on Friday.

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Wall Street slips on worries over tax plan's progress

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes were under pressure on Friday as investors were skeptical about the Republicans' efforts to pass the tax bill.

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US STOCKS-Wall St slips on worries over tax plan's progress

* Twenty-First Century Fox jumps on signs of takeover interest

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Federer awaits after Goffin completes unusual semi-final cast

LONDON (Reuters) - At the start of the year there would have been long odds on Jack Sock, Grigor Dimitrov and David Goffin all earning enough points to qualify for the ATP Finals, let alone reaching the last four.

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A Big N.F.L. Game Comes to Mexico City. These Guys Have it Covered.

The podcast Primero y Diez, or First and 10, exemplifies the passion for American football in Mexico and the kind of fans the league is cultivating.

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BRIEF-DISCOVERY STOCKHOLDERS APPROVES SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS

* DISCOVERY COMMUNICATIONS SAYS STOCKHOLDERS APPROVED SERIES C COMMON STOCK ISSUANCE TO SCRIPPS NETWORKS SHAREHOLDERS AS CONSIDERATION FOR MERGER Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mC5OUT) Further company coverage:

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Tax Fight Gets Personal as Senators Spar Over Bill

A daylong debate over taxes devolved into an angry shouting match as Senators Orrin Hatch and Sherrod Brown sparred over whether the bill favored the rich.

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Figure skating: Osmond leads after short program at France grand prix

GRENOBLE, France (Reuters) - Canada's Kaetlyn Osmond on Friday took the lead at the second to last qualifying event for the grand prix final next month with a crowd-pleasing but flawed short program.

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Fox shares rise on signs of more takeover interest

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares were up 3 percent in trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

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Finnish police rap deputy minister for hiding in car boot in government crisis

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finnish police reprimanded a man for traveling in a car boot to hide his meeting with Prime Minister Juha Sipila during a government crisis last summer, saying this was breach of the traffic code.

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Turkey pulls troops out of NATO exercise over 'enemy' list

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey is pulling 40 soldiers out of a NATO exercise in Norway, President Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday, after his name appeared in a list of enemies on a poster at the drill, an incident that drew an apology from both the military alliance and Oslo.

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Tennis: Time up for Thiem as Goffin reaches semi-finals

LONDON (Reuters) - David Goffin recovered from a slow start to beat Austrian Dominic Thiem 6-4 6-1 on Friday and set up a last-four clash with Roger Federer at the ATP Finals.

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Trump invites a new round of scrutiny over past sexual harassment accusations levied against him

President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

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Golf: Fleetwood shoots 65 to retake pole in the Race to Dubai

(Reuters) - Tommy Fleetwood regained control in the Race to Dubai, rebounding from his poor first round to shoot a seven-under-par 65 and also power back into the hunt for the DP World Tour Championship title on Friday.

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See Earth change over the past 20 years

NASA has released a timelapse video representing life on Earth over the past 20 years. It was created using data compiled from satellites.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as energy stocks recover; heading for weekly loss

TORONTO, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Friday as higher oil prices helped its heavyweight energy sector recover from sharp losses earlier in the week.

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Sixers' Embiid thriving in role as likeable villain

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Philadelphia 76ers forward Joel Embiid has positioned himself as the NBA's most charming villain: trash-talking, tweeting, and smiling his way to his own brand of entertaining dominance.

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With ticket to Olympics, North Korean skating pair are 'a rough diamond'

WARSAW (Reuters) - When the Canadian coach Bruno Marcotte started working with a pair of Olympics-qualified North Korean figure skaters, he did not expect much warmth from them.

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Russia says humiliating to go to Olympics without flag: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's deputy prime minister Vitaly Mutko said that it would be unacceptable and humiliating for Russia to take part in the Winter Olympics in South Korea without the national flag and anthem, RIA news agency reported on Friday.

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Fox shares jump on signs of more takeover interest

(Reuters) - Twenty-First Century Fox Inc shares jumped 8 percent in premarket trading on Friday after sources said both Comcast Corp and Verizon Communications Inc were also interested in buying parts of its studio and TV operations.

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Dem senator: Clinton should have resigned over Lewinsky affair

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand believes that former President Bill Clinton should have resigned in light of the Lewinsky affair.

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METALS-Nickel gains capped by caution over high inventories

* Copper, nickel set to end week lower (Adds official prices)

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Volkswagen to spend over $40 billion on electric and self-driving cars

WOLFSBURG, Germany (Reuters) - Volkswagen's leaders on Friday approved a five-year spending plan that aims to further the German automaker's goal of transforming itself into a leading force in electric cars.

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One in three U.S. adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season: Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

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Wiggins to swap pedals for oars at indoor championships

LONDON (Reuters) - Retired cycling champion Bradley Wiggins is to turn his sights on a new sporting challenge when he competes in next month's British Rowing Indoor Championships in London.

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1 in 3 adults to avoid talking politics over holiday season

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans will sit down next week for what has become a holiday tradition in the United States: tiptoeing through a turkey dinner without mentioning the president.

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Egypt orders suspected Libyan militant, 14 others be held over desert attack

CAIRO (Reuters) - The Egyptian public prosecutor ordered that a suspected Libyan militant and 14 others be held for 15 days pending an investigation of their role in a deadly attack in Egypt's western desert last month, state news MENA reported on Friday.

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Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies.

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Ford to invest over 750 million euros in Valencia plant

MADRID (Reuters) - U.S. car manufacturer Ford announced on Friday it would invest more than 750 million euros ($885 million) in its Spanish plant in the eastern region of Valencia to produce the new model of its Kuga SUV.

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On Washington: Days of Shrugging Off Sexual Misconduct at the Capitol May Be Over

Lawmakers see a possible turning point against inappropriate behavior that has been tolerated on Capitol Hill because of political power.

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EU watchdog tightens grip over use of foreign credit ratings

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The European Union's markets watchdog has tightened its grip over the use of credit ratings compiled outside the bloc in a taste of what the "Big Three" ratings agencies in London face after Brexit.

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U.S. car maker Ford to invest over 750 mln euros in Valencia plant

MADRID, Nov 17 (Reuters) - U.S. car manufacturer Ford announced on Friday it would invest more than 750 million euros ($885 million) in its Spanish plant in the eastern region of Valencia to produce the new model of its Kuga SUV.

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Ukraine MP: acting governor in running for cbank chief - IFX Ukraine

KIEV, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The acting governor of Ukraine's central bank, Yakiv Smoliy, and the head of Raiffeisen bank's Ukrainian unit Volodymyr Lavrenchuk are being considered for the role of central bank governor, Interfax Ukraine reported lawmaker Ihor Kononenko as saying on Friday.

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UPDATE 6-Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

* Other global rating agencies unlikely to follow suit - economist (Adds finmin comments, upgrades for banks, graphic)

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China faces waste hangover after Singles' Day buying binge

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

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Celtics rally to beat Warriors for 14th straight victory

(The Sports Xchange) - A media type suggested to Steph Curry that Golden State will be returning to Boston's TD Garden again this season.

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Japanese regulators raid Airbnb over suspected antitrust practices

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese fair trade regulators raided last month the offices of Airbnb Inc over suspected violations of antitrust laws, the home rental site said on Friday, denying any wrongdoing.

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Kerber appoints Fissette as new coach

(Reuters) - Former world number one Angelique Kerber is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing campaign with the announcement that Belgian Wim Fisette will replace Torben Beltz as her coach in 2018, the German said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Moody's upgrades issuer ratings of 5 Indian non-financial corporates following sovereign upgrade

* MOODY'S UPGRADES ISSUER RATINGS OF 5 INDIAN NON-FINANCIAL CORPORATES FOLLOWING SOVEREIGN UPGRADE

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UPDATE 5-Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

* Other global rating agencies unlikely to follow suit - economist (Adds other agencies' ratings, political reaction, markets)

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Valhalla to host 2024 PGA Championship

(Reuters) - The 2024 PGA Championship will be held at the Valhalla course in Louisville, Kentucky, the PGA of America announced on Thursday.

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Steelers go airborne to soar over Titans

(The Sports Xchange) - Tennessee Titans defensive coordinator Dick LeBeau schemes to make opposing offenses "one-dimensional". It was his mantra through 16 seasons as a Pittsburgh Steelers defensive coach.

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UPDATE 4-Moody's gives Modi a boost by raising India's sovereign bond rating

* Indian markets rally on the rating change (Add details, context)

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Former number one Donald in hospital after heart scare

(Reuters) - Former world number one Luke Donald was admitted to a Georgia hospital after feeling prolonged chests pains, the English golfer said in a social media post on Thursday.

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Tax overhaul drama moves to Senate as House approves its bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans took important steps on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s, with the House of Representatives approving a broad package of tax cuts, and a Senate panel advancing its own version of the legislation sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump.

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Kirk takes lead as Snedeker makes strong return from injury

(Reuters) - Former champion Chris Kirk took the first-round lead at the RSM Classic in coastal Georgia on Thursday, as two-times American Ryder Cup member Brandt Snedeker made a solid comeback after a long injury absence.

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Toshiba says not in talks to with any company over PC unit sale

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Friday it had not entered into talks with any company to sell its personal computer business, denying media reports that it was in negotiations to sell the unit to Taiwan's Asustek Computer Inc.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba says not in talks to with any company over PC unit sale

* Toshiba says not in talks with any individual company over sale

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A Leonardo Sold for $450 Million. What Else Could You Buy?

Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” painting is already spoken for, but here are a few things you could also afford for that price tag.

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Tax overhaul drama moves to U.S. Senate as House approves its bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans took an important step on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s as the House of Representatives approved a broad package of tax cuts sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump.

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DHS head of community outreach resigns over past comments on black people, Islam

Rev. Jamie Johnson resigned Thursday as the head of faith-based and neighborhood partnerships at the Department of Homeland Security after a CNN KFile report revealed inflammatory past comments he made about the black community and Islam.

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Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

It was a remarkable statement from a senator who enthusiastically backed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid last year but has been deeply involved in efforts to curb sexual abuse and harassment.

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Smith, Chien share CME Group lead

(The Sports Xchange) - Sarah Jane Smith and Peiyun Chien posted 6-under 66s Thursday in the first round of the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla.

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Astros Altuve, Marlins slugger Stanton win MVP awards

(Reuters) - Jose Altuve of the World Series champion Houston Astros won the American League MVP award on Thursday while Marlins Giancarlo Stanton slugged his way to the National League honor.

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McCain warns Trump over staffing Pentagon with industry insiders

WASHINGTON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Senator John McCain warned President Donald Trump on Thursday against nominating any more defense industry insiders to top Pentagon posts, as his committee questioned an executive from Lockheed Martin Corp about potential conflicts of interest.

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Sock stuns Zverev to prolong London adventure, Federer rolls on

LONDON (Reuters) - Jack Sock became the first American to reach the last four of the ATP Finals for 10 years when he stunned world number three Alexander Zverev in a firecracker of a match on Thursday.

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Owners rebuke Jones for detrimental conduct

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones has been informed by other NFL owners via letter that he is engaging in "conduct detrimental to the league's best interests," the New York Times reported on Thursday.

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Sudan's Bashir says would support state governor in 2020 president vote

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese President Omar Hassan al-Bashir said on Thursday he would support the governor of the country's Gezira state in 2020 presidential elections if Mohamed Tahir Ayala decided to stand.

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U.S. House of Representatives approves tax overhaul, fight shifts to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. lawmakers on Thursday took an important step toward the biggest tax code overhaul since the 1980s as the House of Representatives approved a broad package of tax cuts sought by President Donald Trump.

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Traditional banks should help govern fintech: Fed's Brainard

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Traditional lenders should demand that online financial companies protect consumer privacy and money interests, Federal Reserve Governor Lael Brainard said on Thursday.

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Rafael Nadal wins defamation case over doping claims

A French tribunal on Thursday ordered a former minister of health and sports to pay tennis star Rafael Nadal $11,800 in damages for accusing him of doping.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks, dollar rise as U.S. House OKs tax overhaul

* Graphic: World FX rates in 2017 http://tmsnrt.rs/2egbfVh (Adds U.S. House passage of tax overhaul)

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BRIEF-‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat Recreational Off-Highway Vehicles Recalled Due to Fire Hazard

* ‍U.S. CPSC says Arctic Cat recalled about 300 recreational off-highway vehicles & 3,000 winch accessory kits due to fire hazard​

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Qualcomm could win EU approval for NXP by end of year: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc may win European Union approval for its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV by the end of the year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Qualcomm could win EU approval for NXP by end of year - Bbg

Nov 16 (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm Inc may win European Union approval for its bid to acquire NXP Semiconductors NV by the end of the year, Bloomberg reported on Thursday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Newly discovered exoplanet could support life

Newly discovered exoplanet Ross 128 b is only 11 light years away.  Astronomers found it using a planet hunting instrument called HARPS at the European Southern Observatory in Chile, and say that the temperate world could potentially support life. 

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Nadal wins damages of 12,000 euros over doping slur

LONDON (Reuters) - World number one Rafael Nadal was awarded 12,000 euros ($14,000) damages on Thursday after a French court found in his favor over comments made by the country's former Sports Minister.

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Judge overturns rape conviction, frees man after 45 years in prison

After nearly 46 years in a Louisiana prison, Wilbert Jones became a free man Wednesday after a judge overturned his conviction in a 1971 rape case.

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House of Representatives approves tax overhaul, shifts fight to Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives approved a broad package of tax cuts affecting businesses, individuals and families on Thursday, moving Republicans and President Donald Trump an important step closer to the biggest tax code overhaul in a generation.

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Elephant lovers outraged by Trump move on trophy-hunting

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

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'Veep' delayed over Louis-Dreyfus' health

Production on the seventh and final season of HBO's "Veep" has been postponed as star Julia Louis-Dreyfus continues treatment for breast cancer.

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UPDATE 2-Recovery rally for European stocks leaves oil sector behind

* Energy stocks fall after Norway wealth fund proposes oil stocks exit

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Paraguayan judge authorizes extradition of ex-Conmebol president

ASUNCION (Reuters) - A Paraguayan judge authorized on Thursday the extradition of the former president of the South American Football Confederation (Conmebol) Nicolas Leoz to the United States, where he faces bribery accusations in a corruption investigation into world football executives.

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With Big Gift and Tighter Oversight, the Met Gains Solid Ground

Coming off a tumultuous year, the museum is reducing its deficit and aiming to increase transparency. An $80 million donation helps.

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No let-up from Federer as he stays perfect in London

LONDON (Reuters) - Roger Federer went through round-robin play at the ATP Finals undefeated for the 10th time as he returned to haunt Marin Cilic with a 6-7(5) 6-4 6-1 win at the O2 Arena on Thursday.

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'No cash, Carney?' Bank of England Governor unable to find wallet

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Bank of England Governor Mark Carney appeared unable to find his wallet on Thursday while attending a central bank event to promote public understanding of economics.

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Hartley and Gasly to race for Toro Rosso in 2018

LONDON (Reuters) - New Zealander Brendon Hartley and French driver Pierre Gasly will race for Toro Rosso next season, the Red Bull-owned Formula One team said on Thursday.

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Wall Street recovers on strong Wal-Mart, Cisco earnings

(Reuters) - U.S. stock indexes recovered from two days of losses on Thursday after technology stocks got a boost from Cisco results and Wal-Mart soared to a record high.

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Exclusive: CONCACAF agrees to launch new Nations League

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

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Rose takes route 66 in Race to Dubai

(Reuters) - Justin Rose struck an early blow in the Race to Dubai by trouncing his playing partner Tommy Fleetwood as the two went head to head in the season-defining DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday.

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London theater uncovers more Kevin Spacey allegations

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Special Report: Twice burned - How Mt. Gox's bitcoin customers could lose again

TOKYO (Reuters) - When Mt. Gox, the world's largest bitcoin trading exchange, collapsed in early 2014, more than 24,000 customers around the world lost access to hundreds of millions of dollars' worth of cryptocurrency and cash.

Republican Party nytimes.com

Republican Tax Plans Put Corporations Over People

There are tough choices at the heart of the Republicans tax bills speeding through Congress, and they make clear the party values deep and lasting tax cuts for corporations above all else.

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Allyson Felix eyes Tokyo 400m gold as final farewell

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - American sprinter Allyson Felix, the most decorated woman in Olympic and world championship history, is eyeing a final shot at the one major medal to elude her – Olympic 400 meters gold.

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Czech police end investigation into Kvitova stabbing case

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech police have ended their investigation into a knife attack on twice Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova last year that forced her off the court for five months this season.

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Uber's London license appeal could take years: Mayor Khan

LONDON (Reuters) - Uber's [UBER.UL] appeal process against a decision by London's transport regulator to strip the taxi app of its operating license in the British capital could take years, the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan said on Thursday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Recovery rally for European stocks as cyclicals make a comeback

* European benchmarks' 2017 performance http://reut.rs/2A1JRV7

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House Is Poised to Pass Tax Bill in Major Step Toward Overhaul

Tax overhaul still faces significant obstacles, as Republicans seek to align the legislation that is expected to pass the House with a version from the Senate.

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Motor racing: Force India count the cost of success

LONDON (Reuters) - Force India are enjoying their highest-scoring Formula One season, the team punching above their weight to secure fourth place in the constructors' championship for the second year in a row.

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UPDATE 1-Recovery rally for European stocks as cyclicals make a comeback

* European benchmarks' 2017 performance http://reut.rs/2A1JRV7 (Updates prices, adds quotes, detail)

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Recovery rally for European stocks as cyclicals make a comeback

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - European shares enjoyed a recovery on Thursday, snapping their longest losing streak since October 2016 as the cyclicals sectors which had driven a market-wide sell-off made a comeback.

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Golf: Co-leader Koepka makes solid start to title defense in Japan

(Reuters) - Defending Dunlop Phoenix Tournament champion Brooks Koepka quickly stamped his authority on the challengers to his title with a six-under-par 65 to tie South Korean Lee Sang-hee for the first-round lead in Miyazaki, Japan on Thursday.

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WADA rules Russia 'non-compliant' in Winter Games blow

SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country's hopes of being cleared to compete at February's Winter Olympics.

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UPDATE 5-Australia's Santos shares soar after spurns $7.2 bln takeover approach

* Private equity-backed Harbour lines up A$11 bln bid - report

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Republican governors say they were jarred by Democrats' easy victory in the Virginia race last week

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WADA says Russia still 'non-compliant' with anti-doping code

SEOUL (Reuters) - The World Anti-Doping Agency said on Thursday that Russia remains "non-compliant" with its Code, dealing a major blow to the country's hopes of being cleared for the Winter Olympics in February.

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India's Modi remains overwhelmingly popular, says Pew poll

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Nearly nine out of 10 Indians hold a favorable opinion of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and more than two-thirds are satisfied with the direction he is taking the country, a Pew survey has found, two years before he heads into a general election.

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Record number of Americans forecast to travel over Thanksgiving weekend: AAA

(Reuters) - Travelers will hit the roads, rails and skies this Thanksgiving holiday in their largest numbers in more than a decade, lured by cheap plane tickets and a growing economy, the nation's largest motor advocacy group said.

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UPDATE 4-Australia's Santos spurns $7.2 bln takeover approach

* Private equity-backed Harbour lines up A$11 bln bid - report (Recasts with Santos rejecting bid)

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Nats' Scherzer, Indians' Kluber win Cy Young Awards

(Reuters) - Washington Nationals ace Max Scherzer won his second consecutive Cy Young Award as the National League's top pitcher on Wednesday while Corey Kluber of the Cleveland Indians took home American League honors.

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

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

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Argentina lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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UPDATE 3-Australia's Santos target of proposed $8 bln takeover bid -report

* Bid tipped around A$11 bln, 21 pct premium to last trade-AFR

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Editorial: Mr. Trump Casts a Shadow Over the AT&T-Time Warner Deal

He politicizes everything he touches, so unless his appointees act with utmost integrity they will be tainted as his henchmen.

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Senate candidate's attorney demands accuser hand over inscription for verification by experts

Former Judge Roy Moore continues to deny allegations of sexual abuse against him, his attorney Phillip L. Jauregui said at a news conference Wednesday, during which he attempted to cast doubt on the story of one of Moore's accusers.

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Tezos organizers hit with second lawsuit over cryptocurrency fundraiser

(Reuters) - A second lawsuit was filed this week against the organizers of cybercurrency technology project Tezos, an initiative that raised $232 million to issue a cryptocurrency that does not exist and fund development of a transaction system that has no clear end date.

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Cowboys' Elliott withdraws appeal, will serve ban

(The Sports Xchange) - Dallas Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott has withdrawn his appeal of his six-game suspension for violating the league's personal conduct policy, his agents announced in a statement on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 2-Australia's Santos target of proposed $8 bln takeover bid -report

* Bid tipped around A$11 bln, 21 pct premium to last trade-AFR

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Iranians Are Outraged Over Shoddy Construction in Earthquake Zone

The largest hospital in the earthquake zone nearly collapsed. Iran’s president wants to investigate.

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Televisa, Globo paid FIFA bribes for 2026/2030 World Cup rights: trial witness

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A prosecution witness in the corruption trial of three former soccer officials testified on Wednesday that Mexico's Grupo Televisa and Brazil's Globo took part in a $15 million bribe to a FIFA executive to secure media rights to the 2026 and 2030 World Cup tournaments.

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More worries in Congress over cuts at U.S. State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two senior U.S. senators asked Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Wednesday to explain "questionable management practices" at his department that they believe are weakening the country's diplomatic power, adding to a chorus of concern in Congress.

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Santos target of proposed investor takeover bid-report

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.

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3,000 form chain of light against far right in Austrian government

VIENNA (Reuters) - At least 3,000 people formed a chain of light in Vienna on Wednesday to protest against the formation of a government that includes the far-right Freedom Party.

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Harvey Weinstein, movie studios sued over alleged sexual misconduct in class action suit

(Reuters) - A second actress has filed an anonymous case claiming she was sexually harassed by movie producer Harvey Weinstein and has also asked for class action status against Weinstein and the two companies he co-founded in a lawsuit on Wednesday.

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Sublime Dimitrov thrashes Goffin to reach semis

LONDON (Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov stopped listening to the Roger Federer comparisons years ago but produced tennis the Swiss maestro would have been proud of to destroy David Goffin and reach the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto, U.S. farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.

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Argentine lawyer named in FIFA trial commits suicide: police

BUENOS AIRES/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former Argentine lawyer for a government-run soccer television program ran in front of a Buenos Aires train and committed suicide late on Tuesday, hours after being accused in a New York court of receiving bribes, police said.

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Celtics finding ways to thrive in face of adversity

(Reuters) - The Boston Celtics' hopes of making a run at an NBA title were considered to be over when one of their top players went down in the season opener, but the resilient group have not let adversity change their intentions.

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U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has approached 18 state attorneys general to try to win their support for an antitrust lawsuit to block pay TV and wireless powerhouse AT&T Inc's $85.4 billion deal to buy media and entertainment company Time Warner Inc, a person briefed on the matter said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. government approaches 18 states to fight AT&T-Time Warner deal

* Deal is a political flashpoint amid Trump's CNN criticism (Adds source saying no states have yet joined, Justice Department track record in merger challenges, share prices)

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Australia's Santos target of proposed investor takeover bid-report

SYDNEY, Nov 16 (Reuters) - A consortium of global energy investors has approached Australian oil and gas major Santos Ltd with a proposal for an all-cash takeover worth A$11 billion ($8.34 billion), media reported on Thursday.

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UCLA players apologize for shoplifting in China, thank Trump

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

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Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco

ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura has left his role as Italy's national team coach, the country's football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the side failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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Head of Afghan election body sacked, raising doubts over 2018 ballots

KABUL (Reuters) - Afghan President Ashraf Ghani sacked the chairman of the country's Independent Election Commission on Wednesday, raising doubts over whether parliamentary and council ballots scheduled for next year will take place as planned.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Senators Clash Over Last Minute Changes to Tax Bill

Democrats attacked Republicans for proposing a repeal of the Affordable Care Act’s individual mandate as part of their tax overhaul.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Hedge funds bet on reinsurance recovery

LONDON (Reuters) - Hedge funds bought reinsurance stocks in the third quarter after prices tumbled on widespread losses after multiple hurricanes in North America, filings showed on Wednesday.

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Carter appears at CAS to appeal against doping test

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Jamaican sprinter Nesta Carter appeared at sport's highest tribunal on Wednesday to appeal against a positive doping test which cost his team mate Usain Bolt one of his nine Olympic gold medals.

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Ventura parts company with Italy after World Cup fiasco: Soccer Federation

ROME (Reuters) - Gian Piero Ventura is no longer Italy's soccer coach, the Italian football federation (FIGC) said on Wednesday, two days after the national team failed to qualify for the 2018 World Cup.

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Astellas faces U.S. probe over patient assistance charity support

BOSTON (Reuters) - Astellas Pharma Inc has become the latest company to reveal it has become the subject of a U.S. probe into drugmakers' financial support of charities offering assistance to Medicare patients seeking help to cover out-of-pocket drug costs.

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Tennis: Dimitrov thrashes Goffin to reach semi-finals

LONDON (Reuters) - Bulgaria's Grigor Dimitrov outclassed Belgium's David Goffin 6-0 6-2 to race into the semi-finals of the ATP Finals on Wednesday.

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Against the clock, German parties haggle over immigration, euro budget

BERLIN (Reuters) - With just one day left to conclude exploratory talks on forming a new coalition government, German parties were still far apart on Wednesday on the hot issue of immigration and the future governance of the euro zone.

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UK Anti-Doping closes Team Sky, Wiggins 'mystery package' probe

LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) has closed its Team Sky "mystery package" investigation and will not be making any charges, it said on Wednesday.

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Soccer: Maradona - I want another go at coaching Argentina

(Reuters) - Diego Maradona criticized the faltering Argentina team on Wednesday and appealed for another chance at managing the national side.

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Rugby: France named surprise host of 2023 Rugby World Cup

LONDON (Reuters) - France will host the 2023 Rugby World Cup in a huge surprise after the Council of the sport's governing body went against the recommendations of an extensive evaluation report in a secret ballot on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Copper One announces the settlement of litigation with Quebec government

* Copper One announces the settlement of litigation with the Quebec government over the Riviere Dore project

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UPDATE 2-Dutch court rejects government's Groningen gas production plan

THE HAGUE, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The highest Dutch administrative court has rejected the government's plan to cap production at a major gas field that has caused damaging earthquakes, saying it might be possible to cut output further without endangering supplies.

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House could pass tax reform if Senate adds health mandate repeal: Ryan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives could vote to pass a tax reform bill that also repeals the Obamacare health insurance mandate if the Senate includes the provision in its final version of the plan, U.S. House Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday.

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Formula E will leave Britain if no Brexit deal, says CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - The London-based Formula E electric car racing series will leave Britain if Brexit goes ahead without a deal on tax and employment, Spanish chief executive Alejandro Agag said on Wednesday.

Radiation nytimes.com

A Radioactive Cloud Wafts Over Europe, With Russia as Chief Suspect

High levels of a substance called ruthenium 106 detected over the Continent have prompted concern about a possible cover-up by Moscow.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Robert Mugabe Under House Arrest as Rule Over Zimbabwe Teeters

The nearly 40-year reign of one of Africa’s last liberation leaders appeared to be coming to a close as tanks were deployed in the streets of the capital.

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BRIEF-Discover Financial credit card delinquency rate 1.69% at Oct end - SEC filing ‍​

* Discover Financial Services - credit card delinquency rate 1.69 percent at October end versus 1.64 percent at September end - SEC filing ‍​

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Why We’re Still Fighting Over the Health Care Mandate

To some, it’s government overreach; to others, benevolent technocratic necessity.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

In Zimbabwe Crisis, Is Mugabe’s Reign Over?

Robert Mugabe, Zimbabwe’s 93-year-old president who has ruled for almost four decades, has been put under house arrest by the military.

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Jedinak hat-trick sends Australia to World Cup soccer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Captain Mile Jedinak led the way with a second-half hat-trick as Australia brushed aside Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to secure a place at next year's World Cup finals.

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UK Anti-Doping closes Team Sky 'mystery package' probe

LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Anti-Doping agency (UKAD) has closed its Team Sky "mystery package" investigation and will not be making any charges, it said on Wednesday.

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How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments.

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Monsanto, U.S. farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.

cnn.com

Newly discovered nearby planet could support life

You may want to get used to the name Ross 128 b. The newly discovered exoplanet is the second-closest found to our solar system, only 11 light-years away. And it could support life.

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Australia beat Honduras 3-1 to qualify for World Cup soccer

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia beat Honduras 3-1 in the second leg of their intercontinental playoff on Wednesday to qualify for next year's World Cup in Russia.

Moore, Roy S nytimes.com

Could a Democrat Actually Win a Senate Seat in Alabama? Precedents Are Few, but Telling

The Roy Moore race tests the limits of what might be the most Republican state in the country.

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Dutch court rejects government's Groningen gas production plan

AMSTERDAM, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The highest Dutch court on Wednesday rejected a government plan to cap production at the Groningen gas field for the next five years, ordering it to review its decision within 12 months.

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Russia has done 'everything possible' for RUSADA reinstatement: minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian sports minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Wednesday the country has done everything in its power to have its anti-doping agency (RUSADA) reinstated after it was suspended over allegations of state-sponsored doping.

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Golf: Murray apologizes for questioning Champions Tour relevance

(Reuters) - PGA Tour player Grayson Murray has apologized for questioning the relevance of the 50-and-over Champions Tour.

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Delgado confident Murray is tracking back to best

(Reuters) - Former world number one Andy Murray has had no adverse reaction to his recent charity game against Roger Federer and assistant coach Jamie Delgado is confident he will be able to get back to his best after a hip injury brought an early end to his season.

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

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

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Golf: Garcia leaning toward Callaway after split with TaylorMade

(Reuters) - U.S. Masters champion Sergio Garcia will use a new ball and clubs at this week's DP World Tour Championship in Dubai after parting company with the TaylorMade equipment company.

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Beijing hits brakes on subway boom over debt concerns

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China has hit the brakes on subway projects in at least three cities and Beijing is asking others to slow down their plans, local governments and media have reported, indicating concerns over high debt from city-level infrastructure spending.

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Aronimink to host 2020 Women's PGA, 2027 PGA Championship

(Reuters) - Aronimink Golf Club in Pennsylvania will host the 2027 PGA Championship and the Women's PGA Championship in 2020, the PGA of America said on Tuesday.

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

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

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

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

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

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

‘I Am Alive’: Survivors of Iran Earthquake Mourn as Government Scrambles to Help

A New York Times correspondent visited villages in western Iran near the epicenter of Sunday night’s earthquake.

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Twins' Molitor named AL Manager of the Year

(The Sports Xchange) - Minnesota Twins manager Paul Molitor was named the American League Manager of the Year on Tuesday.