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Trump, without evidence, cites Ukraine ties to ex-rival Clinton

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday blasted the investigation into alleged Russian meddling in last year's U.S. election and raised questions, without offering evidence, about Ukrainian support for his Democratic presidential rival.

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McCain to return for pivotal U.S. Senate vote on healthcare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain will return to the U.S. Capitol on Tuesday to play what could be a crucial role in salvaging Republican efforts to repeal Obamacare and keep their years-long pledge to unwind the 2010 healthcare overhaul.

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BRIEF-Capital City Bank Group reports second quarter 2017 results

* Capital City Bank Group Inc reports second quarter 2017 results

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House seen passing Russia sanctions bill limiting Trump's power

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives is expected to vote overwhelmingly on Tuesday for a bill that would slap new sanctions on Russia, Iran and North Korea, potentially complicating President Donald Trump's hopes of pursuing improved relations with Moscow.

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Russian banker who met Trump son-in-law not acting on our orders: Kremlin

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A senior Russian banker who met President Donald Trump's son-in-law, Jared Kushner, did not do so on the Kremlin's orders, a spokesman for Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Tuesday.

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Jefferies, BlueStar Indexes form Israeli market alliance

TEL AVIV, July 25 (Reuters) - Investment bank Jefferies LLC said on Tuesday it has entered into an alliance with BlueStar Indexes to distribute to its institutional and wealth management clients co-branded BlueStar market commentary on Israel's capital markets.

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Exclusive: Australia to accept first Central American refugees under U.S. deal - sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia will accept several dozen Central American refugees within the next few months, two sources familiar with the process told Reuters, the first transfers under a controversial refugee swap arrangement agreed with the United States.

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BRIEF-Softbank seeks multibillion-dollar stake in Uber- WSJ, citing sources

* Softbank seeks multibillion-dollar stake in Uber- WSJ, citing sources Source text : http://on.wsj.com/2gYLzhr Further company coverage:

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'We could use some more loyalty, I will tell you that,' the President tells a huge jamboree in West Virginia

President Donald Trump gave a speech Monday, starting off his remarks by saying he'd put aside the "fake news" and other issues in Washington while addressing the Boy Scouts of America 2017 National Scout Jamboree.

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Alphabet beats revenue forecast, but warns about rising costs

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc surpassed Wall Street expectations for quarterly revenue and earnings on Monday, but it said costs were rising faster than sales and warned that as more traffic and searches shift to mobile devices the expenses would remain high.

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Chinese shipbuilders tap rising cruise demand, rattle European rivals

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - European shipbuilders' dominance in the $117 billion passenger ship industry may come under threat as Chinese rivals move into the sector to tap booming local demand for cruise holidays.

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What happens to patients who stop taking statins?

Jonathan McDonagh, a 57-year-old computer consultant in Minneapolis, Minnesota, gave up on statins years ago.

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Israel to replace metal detectors in Jerusalem with less obtrusive surveillance

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel on Tuesday decided to remove metal detectors it had placed at the entrance to a holy site in Jerusalem's Old City with other, less obtrusive surveillance means, a cabinet statement said.

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BRIEF-First Bank reports Q2 earnings per share $0.15

* First Bank reports second quarter 2017 net income of $2.0 million, an increase of 38% from 2016

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Justin Bieber cancels rest of 'Purpose' tour without explanation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour citing "unforeseen circumstances" but gave no specific reasons.

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Trump pleads with Republicans to keep their promise, roll back Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump made a last-ditch plea to U.S. Senate Republicans on Monday to "do the right thing" and fulfill seven years of campaign promises to repeal and replace former President Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

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Congressman proposes ban on Trump hotels use by U.S. government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Democratic member of the U.S. House of Representatives proposed legislation on Monday to bar the U.S. government from renting rooms at President Donald Trump's hotels for official business.

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BRIEF-New Resource Bank reports Q2 earnings per share $0.07

* New Resource Bank reports profits increase in Q2 2017; earnings grow 28% quarter-over-quarter and 49% year-over-year

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Cal/OSHA, Chevron reach settlement for plan to improve safety at Chevron Richmond refinery​

July 24 (Reuters) - California Department of Industrial Relations:

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U.N. warns of escalation if no Jerusalem mosque solution by Friday

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Middle East envoy Nickolay Mladenov warned on Monday that a solution was needed by Friday to the Jerusalem mosque crisis, which he said threatens to have "potential catastrophic costs well beyond the walls of the Old City."

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Polish president halts justice reforms after days of protests

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish President Andrzej Duda unexpectedly announced on Monday he would veto two of three judicial reform bills passed by parliament that have triggered nationwide protests and raised EU and U.S. concerns about a politicization of the courts.

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Massachusetts cannot hold immigrants so U.S. can detain them: state top court

BOSTON (Reuters) - Massachusetts police do not have the authority to detain illegal immigrants solely to buy time for federal law enforcement officials to take them into custody, the state's top court ruled on Monday.

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Homeless man set sleeping West Virginia woman on fire: local media

(Reuters) - A homeless man was accused of setting on fire a woman who was also homeless while she slept on a front porch in West Virginia, leaving the victim in critical condition, local media reported on Monday.

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo announces Don Hayes as head of business banking for new Ohio & Western Pennsylvania region

* Wells Fargo announces Don Hayes as head of business banking for new Ohio & Western Pennsylvania region

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BRIEF-Summit State Bank reports net income for Q2 2017

* Summit state bank reports net income for second quarter 2017 and declaration of dividend

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Aqsa Mosque Dispute Strains Israeli-Jordanian Alliance

Jordan barred an Israeli Embassy security officer from leaving the country as Palestinians continued to protest Israeli security measures at the mosque.

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Chainsaw attacker targets insurer in Swiss rampage, still on run

SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland (Reuters) - A chainsaw-wielding loner who mostly lived in the woods stormed into an insurance office in a Swiss town on Monday, wounding two members of staff and three other people before fleeing, police said.

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BRIEF-Northwest Bancshares Inc. says Q2 earnings per share $0.30

* Northwest Bancshares Inc. Announces second quarter 2017 earnings and quarterly dividend

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In nod to Hollywood, Italian bank robbers don Trump masks for heists

ROME (Reuters) - Italian police said on Monday they had arrested two brothers suspected of robbing dozens of cash machines while wearing masks of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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West Virginia orders Energy Transfer to stop work on Rover pipeline

(Reuters) - West Virginia environmental regulators ordered Energy Transfer Partners LP to stop work on the Rover natural gas pipeline in the state due to alleged water and waste management violations of its permit.

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BRIEF-WestJet announces Vancouver service to Huatulco

* Westjet Airlines Ltd- ‍Announced new non-stop weekly service between Vancouver and Huatulco, Mexico, effective October 29, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX dragged lower by banks, energy shares stem decline

OTTAWA, July 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index fell broadly on Monday, dragged lower by declines in shares of the country's biggest banks, as well as a retreat in gold miners and retailers.

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Chinese jets intercept U.S. surveillance plane: U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two Chinese fighter jets intercepted a U.S. Navy surveillance plan over the East China Sea over the weekend, with one coming within about 300 feet (91 meters) of the American aircraft, two U.S. officials told Reuters on Monday.

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Israel cites self-defense in Amman embassy shooting

JERUSALEM/AMMAN (Reuters) - An Israeli embassy security guard shot dead a Jordanian who stabbed him with a screwdriver in the Amman mission compound in an incident in which a Jordanian bystander was also killed, Israel said on Monday.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Banks push Qatar higher, Mobily's loss dampens Saudi

DUBAI, July 24 (Reuters) - Banks pushed Qatar's stock market higher on Monday while Saudi Arabia's market edged down as telecommunications firm Mobily plunged in the wake of a bigger-than-expected quarterly loss.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls in broad retreat led by big banks

TORONTO, July 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened lower on Monday, hurt by slips for some of its biggest banks and gold miners and a broad retreat in consumer names.

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What's the issue with metal detectors in Jerusalem?

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - For 10 days, Jerusalem has been in the grip of the worst bloodshed for years over Israel's decision to install metal detectors at the entrance to the Old City's holy compound.

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Trump's son-in-law Kushner says 'I did not collude' with foreign government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's son-in-law and senior White House adviser Jared Kushner said on Monday that he "did not collude" with Russia and had roughly four meetings with Russian officials during the 2016 campaign and presidential transition.

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Arrested driver of truck that held nine bodies due in court in Texas

SAN ANTONIO (Reuters) - The driver of a truck in which at least nine men were found dead alongside dozens suffering in sweltering conditions in San Antonio, Texas was expected to appear in court on Monday, over what authorities called a case of ruthless human trafficking.

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European banks struggle to solve toxic shipping debt problem

LONDON (Reuters) - Dutch shipowner Vroon is finding talks with banks tough going as it tries to navigate a way out of a long slump in the shipping industry. But it is not an easy time for the lenders either.

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Car bomb in Afghan capital kills at least 24: Kabul officials

KABUL (Reuters) - A suicide attacker detonated a car bomb in the western part of Kabul on Monday, killing at least 24 people and wounding 40, and the death toll could rise, an Interior Ministry spokesman in the Afghan capital said.

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Grab, Uber's SEAsia rival, to raise $2.5 billion from Didi, SoftBank, others

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Grab, Uber Technologies Inc's biggest ride-hailing competitor in Southeast Asia, said it expects to raise $2.5 billion in its latest financing round that will help bolster its leading position in the region and grow its payments platform.

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Asian shares slip as risk appetite ebbs, dollar sulks

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Monday as demand for riskier assets ebbed after their recent strong gains, while the European Central Bank's apparent equanimity at the euro's two-year highs left the dollar languishing.

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California crews hold wildfire in check, letting more residents go home

(Reuters) - California authorities battling a massive wildfire near Yosemite National Park lifted evacuation orders on Sunday for more local residents but said firefighters may need almost two more weeks to contain the blaze fully.

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Cuba’s top U.S. negotiator named to new post

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba has reassigned the woman who led two years of intense negotiation with the United States under the detente worked out by former U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban leader Raul Castro, state media said on Sunday.

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One Jordanian killed, one Israeli wounded at Israeli embassy in Jordan: police

AMMAN (Reuters) - One Jordanian was killed and two people were wounded, including an Israeli, in a shooting incident on Sunday in a building within the Israeli embassy complex in Jordan's capital Amman, a police statement said.

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White House says open to legislation toughening Russia sanctions

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Sunday it was open to legislation toughening sanctions on Russia as momentum increased in the U.S. Congress for stronger action against Moscow.

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Maduro says Venezuela vote going ahead despite 'imperial' threat

CARACAS (Reuters) - Defying pressure from abroad and at home, Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said on Sunday that an election would go ahead next weekend for a controversial new congress his foes say will institutionalize dictatorship.

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One dead in shooting incident at Israeli embassy in Jordan: security source

AMMAN (Reuters) - At least one person was killed on Sunday in a shooting incident at the Israeli embassy in the Jordanian capital Amman, a Jordanian security source said.

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American Spieth emerges from epic duel to win British Open

SOUTHPORT, England (Reuters) - Jordan Spieth survived a roller-coaster final round at the British Open to emerge with his third major title, beating fellow American Matt Kuchar by three strokes in a thrilling duel at Royal Birkdale on Sunday.

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Germany must act now to stop re-run of refugee crisis, Merkel rival says

AACHEN, Germany (Reuters) - Germany needs to take action now to prevent a re-run of 2015, when some 890,000 migrants arrived in the country, Chancellor Angela Merkel's Social Democrat challenger for a September election told Reuters on Sunday.

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Spain looks at selling more of Bankia, economy minister says

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - Spain will explore the possibility of selling a further stake in state-owned Bankia later this year, Economy Minister Luis de Guindos said in an interview with Spanish newspaper ABC on Sunday.

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Headstrong Renzi struggles to find political touch as Italian vote nears

ROME (Reuters) - Matteo Renzi is struggling to regain the political initiative after a disastrous spell during which he lost his job as prime minister and his party fractured.

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Eight found dead in Texas truck in suspected human trafficking

SAN ANTONIO, Texas (Reuters) - Eight people believed to be illegal immigrants being smuggled into the United States were found dead inside a sweltering 18-wheeler trailer parked behind a Walmart store in San Antonio, Texas, early on Sunday, authorities said.

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Britain needs transitional deal with EU, to end before next election: minister

LONDON (Reuters) - British trade minister Liam Fox said on Sunday that he backed a transition agreement to smooth Britain's departure from the European Union, but it would have to come to an end before the next election due in 2022.

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Israel says Jerusalem mosque metal detectors to stay, may be reduced

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will not remove metal detectors whose installation outside a major Jerusalem mosque has triggered the bloodiest confrontations with the Palestinians in years, but could eventually reduce their use, Israeli officials said on Sunday.

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Syrian warplanes strike near Damascus despite ceasefire: Syrian Observatory

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes in the Eastern Ghouta area east of Damascus on Sunday, a day after the Syrian military declared a cessation of hostilities in the area, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Firefighters gain on California wildfire, some evacuees return

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A wildfire in central California was contained enough on Saturday for authorities to consider allowing more people back to their houses, a day after evacuation orders were lifted for a gold rush era town that was previously threatened.

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Calls for UN meeting as clashes continue in Jerusalem and West Bank

Clashes between Palestinian protesters and Israeli security forces broke out again across Jerusalem and the West Bank on Saturday, with the mood tremendously intense around Jerusalem's Old City.

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U.S. lawmakers reach deal on Russia sanctions bill, creating limits for Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republicans and Democrats have reached agreement on legislation that allows new sanctions against Russia, Iran and North Korea, leading congressional Democrats said on Saturday, in a bill that would limit any potential effort by President Donald Trump to try to lift sanctions against Moscow.

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Israel raids home of Palestinian attacker in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel sent extra troops into the occupied West Bank on Saturday and raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis on Friday, the military said.

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Free Iranian citizens, Iran tells U.S. in response to Trump

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran demanded on Saturday that the United States release Iranians detained there, a day after U.S. president Donald Trump called on the Islamic Republic to release three U.S. citizens.

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World Bank orders Argentina to pay $320 million over seized airline: newspaper

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - The World Bank's arbitration tribunal has ordered Argentina to pay $320 million plus interest and legal fees to Spanish travel group Marsans for expropriating its airline Aerolineas Argentinas SA in 2008, a local newspaper reported on Saturday.

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Trump talks pardons amid probes of Russia role in U.S. election

NORFOLK, Va. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took to Twitter on Saturday declaring that he has "complete power to pardon," as his administration continued to be bogged down by ongoing investigations of possible ties between his 2016 campaign and Russia.

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U.S. Army sergeant indicted in Hawaii on charges of trying to help Islamic State

(Reuters) - A U.S. Army sergeant stationed in Hawaii has been indicted on charges of trying to provide material support to Islamic State, allowing the case to move to a federal trial without a preliminary hearing, officials said on Saturday.

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Iran announces new missile production line: state media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran announced the launch of a new missile production line on Saturday, according to state media, against a backdrop of tension between the United States and Tehran.

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UPDATE 1-Brazil's Triunfo clinches $673 mln restructuring with banks

BOGOTA, July 22 (Reuters) - TPI Triunfo Participações & Investimentos SA and a pool of about 20 banks have agreed on terms to restructure 2.113 billion real ($672.6 million) of debt, giving the Brazilian infrastructure firm a lifeline to finalize projects and downsize gradually.

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Backing Qatar, Erdogan may have little room to maneuver in Gulf visit

ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan heads to the Gulf this weekend in an attempt to patch up the rift between Qatar and its neighbors, but the firm Qatari ally may find himself with little room to maneuver as a mediator.

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Four German women who joined Islamic State detained in Iraq: report

BERLIN (Reuters) - Four German women, including a 16-year-old girl, who joined Islamic State in recent years are being held in an Iraqi prison and receiving consular assistance, Der Spiegel magazine reported on Saturday.

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Hungary to support Poland amid European 'inquisition': PM Orban

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Saturday that Budapest would fight to defend Poland as the European Union threatens Warsaw with sanctions over its plans to extend government control over its courts.

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Britain's May to stay as PM until at least 2020, close ally predicts

LONDON (Reuters) - British transport minister Chris Grayling, one of Prime Minister Theresa May's closest cabinet colleagues, has predicted she will remain in the job until at least 2020 and could even fight another national election.

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Israeli forces raid home of Palestinian attacker, arrest brother

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli security forces on Saturday raided the home of the Palestinian attacker who stabbed to death three Israelis and restricted movement for Palestinians from his West Bank village, the military said.

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Iraqi bridge is sole link for Mosul residents rebuilding lives

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - On a pontoon bridge connecting East and West Mosul, residents of a city shattered by the battle to expel Islamic State cross back and forth trying to rebuild their lives from the rubble.

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Russian envoy overheard saying he discussed campaign with Sessions: Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Russia's ambassador to Washington was overheard by U.S. spy agencies telling his bosses that he had discussed campaign-related matters, including issues important to Moscow, with Jeff Sessions during the 2016 presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday, citing current and former U.S. officials.

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Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan to pay $148 million to end yen Libor cases in U.S.

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co have agreed to pay a combined $148 million to end private U.S. antitrust litigation claiming they conspired with other banks to manipulate the yen Libor and Euroyen Tibor benchmark interest rates.

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Deutsche Bank, JPMorgan to pay $148 mln to end yen Libor cases in U.S.

NEW YORK, July 21 (Reuters) - Deutsche Bank AG and JPMorgan Chase & Co have agreed to pay a combined $148 million to end private U.S. antitrust litigation claiming they conspired with other banks to manipulate the yen Libor and Euroyen Tibor benchmark interest rates.

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Trump warns of 'serious consequences' unless Iran releases detained Americans: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face "new and serious consequences" unless all unjustly detained American citizens are released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday.

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BRIEF-First Savings Financial Group,First National Bank of Odon sign acquisition agreement

* First Savings Financial Group Inc and the First National Bank of Odon sign definitive acquisition agreement

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Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem's holiest site.

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Exclusive: U.S. immigration raids to target teenaged suspected gang members

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. immigration agents are planning nationwide raids next week to arrest, among others, teenagers who entered the country without guardians and are suspected gang members, in a widening of President Donald Trump's crackdown on illegal immigrants.

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BRIEF-TrustCo Bank Corp Q2 earnings per share $0.127

* TrustCo announces 17% increase in second quarter 2017 earnings

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Palestinians suspend official contacts with Israel: president

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas on Friday ordered the suspension of all official contact with Israel until it removed new security measures at a Jerusalem holy site.

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Qatar's ruler: it is time to resolve differences through talks

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar's ruling emir said on Friday that it was time for negotiations to resolve differences between Doha and four Arab states which have severed diplomatic ties with it.

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Venezuela opposition congress names alternative Supreme Court judges

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's opposition-led congress on Friday appointed alternative judges to the country's Supreme Court, whose current pro-government members have been a bedrock of support for leftist President Nicolas Maduro.

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Digital wealth manager Flynt gets Swiss banking license

ZURICH (Reuters) - Digital wealth management start-up Flynt has received a banking license from Swiss finance watchdog FINMA, it said on Friday, representing a first for a Swiss financial technology...

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Sean Spicer resigns as Trump seeks to repair public image

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House spokesman Sean Spicer resigned on Friday, ending a brief and turbulent tenure that made him a household name, amid further upheaval within President Donald Trump's inner circle.

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Special counsel asks White House to save Trump Jr., Russian meeting documents

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating possible collusion between President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign and Russia has asked White House officials to preserve any records of a meeting last year between the president's son and a Russian lawyer, according to a source with knowledge of the request.

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Iran skips opportunity to upset nuclear deal over U.S. sanctions: sources

VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran decided on Friday for the second time since January not to upset its nuclear pact with six world powers, two informed sources said, despite public statements by Tehran accusing the United States of violating the deal.

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Transgender activists tell Texas Senate to ditch bathroom bill

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Transgender activists told a Texas Senate panel on Friday to scrap legislation that would limit bathroom access for transgender people, saying it was discriminatory and would place them at greater risk of being assaulted.

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BRIEF-Bank of Commerce Holdings reports Q2 earnings per share $0.15

* Net interest income increased $958,000 to $10.2 million for Q2 of 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-French banks pledge 1,000 post-Brexit jobs in Paris

PARIS, July 21 (Reuters) - French bankers pledged to create 1,000 jobs in Paris as part of a plan to shift their operations out of London once Britain leaves the European Union, following a meeting with France's finance minister, Bruno Le Maire.

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Burundi relying on U.S. police to find missing robotics teenagers: official

(Reuters) - Burundi is counting on U.S. law enforcement officials to find six teenagers who went missing after a robotics competition in Washington, an official with the East African country's embassy said on Friday.

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Turkey seeks to cool row with Germany as Berlin reviews arms requests

BERLIN (Reuters) - Turkey's economy minister sought to calm rising tensions with Germany on Friday as Berlin said it was reviewing all applications for arms projects from Ankara.

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Carlyle affiliate to buy 26 pct in State Bank of India credit cards JVs

July 21 (Reuters) - An affiliate of buyout firm Carlyle will buy a 26 percent stake in each of two credit card joint ventures of State Bank of India, the top Indian lender said on Friday.

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Bank of America picks Dublin as EU hub post Brexit

LONDON (Reuters) - Bank of America has become the first Wall Street bank to pick Dublin to be its new base for its European Union operations as Britain prepares to leave the bloc, the firm said in a statement on Friday.

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BRIEF-Georgia Power and Westinghouse and Wectec enters into an amendment and restatement of services agreement

* Georgia Power- ‍on July 20, co and Westinghouse and Wectec entered into an amendment and restatement of services agreement dated June 9, 2017​

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GE profit falls 59 percent; cash flow up in quarter

(Reuters) - General Electric Co's profit fell nearly 60 percent in the second quarter, largely due to the sale of its appliances business, but cash flow rose, sales topped expectations and its shares were slightly lower.

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Trump's legal team spokesman resigns amid reported shake-up

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's outside legal team spokesman has resigned amid media reports the team is being reorganized as investigations continue into alleged Russian meddling in the U.S. election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign.

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Philippines' Duterte says will never visit 'lousy' United States

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte hit back on Friday at U.S. lawmakers opposed to the prospect of his visiting the White House, saying he would never go to the United States, which he called a "lousy" country.

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BRIEF-Tesoro Corp's representatives delivered proposal to chairman conflicts committee of board of general partner of Western Refining Logistics LP ‍​

* Tesoro Corp -on July 20 co's representatives delivered proposal to chairman conflicts committee of board of general partner of Western Refining Logistics LP ‍​

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French banks could create 1,000 jobs in Paris post-Brexit: lobby

PARIS (Reuters) - French banks could shift about 1,000 jobs currently based in London to Paris to keep staff in the European Union after Britain exits the EU, said the French Banking Federation.

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Merkel may win election, but lose her finance minister

SASBACHWALDEN, Germany (Reuters) - Wolfgang Schaeuble has won his parliamentary seat a dozen times, survived an attempt on his life and guided Angela Merkel through the euro zone crisis. Now, the German chancellor may have to sacrifice him to secure a coalition deal.

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Tour operators say U.S. to ban citizens from travel to North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Two tourist agencies that operate tours to North Korea said on Friday the U.S. government will soon ban its citizens from traveling to the North.

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Jerusalem on alert as religious tensions rise over holy site

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel bolstered security in the Old City of Jerusalem on Friday and prepared for possible clashes with Muslim worshippers after Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu decided metal detectors at a sensitive holy site would not be removed.

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Nikkei edges down as steelmakers hit by profit taking, Yaskawa soars

* Dollar-yen impact limited on Japan stocks longer-term - analyst

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Surviving Tiananmen 'Gentlemen' mum on Chinese Nobel laureate's death

BEIJING (Reuters) - Liu Xiaobo was one of the "Four Gentlemen" of Tiananmen Square, the group that staged a hunger strike in the final days of the 1989 pro-democracy protests in China and tried to hold off tanks and troops moving in to crush the student-led movement.

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BRIEF-US Dataworks says sold its business assets to unit of Bankers Bancorp Of Oklahoma

* US Dataworks Inc says as part of its chapter 11 plan, company sold its business assets to a subsidiary of Bankers Bancorp Of Oklahoma, Inc Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Linkin Park singer Chester Bennington dead in apparent suicide: coroner

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Chester Bennington, the lead singer of Linkin Park, was found dead on Thursday of apparent suicide a week before the California alt-rock band was due to embark on a U.S. tour.

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Strong quake off Turkish and Greek coasts kills two, injures 20

ATHENS/ANKARA (Reuters) - A powerful earthquake of magnitude 6.7 killed two people when it struck near major Turkish and Greek tourist destinations in the Aegean Sea early on Friday, Turkish and Greek officials said.

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U.S. Reopens Harley Settlement, Cutting Funds for Pollution Reduction Plan

The Trump administration took $3 million off the motorcycle maker’s fine in a pollution case, applying a new policy barring benefits to third parties.

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BRIEF-Washingtonfirst Bankshares Q2 core earnings per share $0.42

* Washingtonfirst Bankshares Inc reports 21% increase in net income and 29% increase in core net income for the second quarter 2017

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BRIEF-Iberiabank Corporation Q2 earnings per share $0.99

* Q2 earnings per share view $1.12 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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BRIEF-Western Alliance Bancorp qtrly earnings per share $0.76

* Net interest income was $192.7 million in Q2 2017, increase of $29.1 million Source text: (http://bit.ly/2uGBXwW) Further company coverage:

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U.S. general says allies worry Russian war game may be 'Trojan horse'

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. allies in eastern Europe and Ukraine are worried that Russia's planned war games in September could be a "Trojan horse" aimed at leaving behind military equipment brought into Belarus, the U.S. Army's top general in Europe said on Thursday.

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Microsoft profit beats expectations on strong cloud demand

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly profit and revenue on Thursday, helped by strong performance in its fast-growing cloud business.

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BRIEF-American National Bankshares Q2 earnings per share $0.49

* American National Bankshares Inc reports second quarter 2017 earnings

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Israeli Aid Gives an Unexpected ‘Glimmer of Hope’ for Syrians

Israel has been sending in truckloads of supplies and treating thousands of sick and wounded Syrians, denting its reputation in Syria as “the devil who wants to kill us.”

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U.S. fines Exxon Mobil over Russia sanctions violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury Department on Thursday said it was fining global oil company Exxon Mobil Corp $2 million for violating sanctions on Russia in May 2014.

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U.S. rule on class-action suits against banks under fire in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in the U.S. Congress are moving quickly to try to eliminate a new regulation that bars financial firms from forcing consumers into arbitration to settle disputes...

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O.J. Simpson makes case for freedom before Nevada parole board

CARSON CITY, Nev. (Reuters) - A state parole board in Nevada convened on Thursday morning to consider O.J. Simpson's bid for freedom after nine years in prison for a botched armed robbery of his own sports memorabilia in a Las Vegas hotel room.

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Citigroup, Deutsche Bank beef up Frankfurt presence in Brexit response

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Two global banks, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank , are beefing up their presence in Frankfurt to deal with the impact of Britain leaving the European Union.

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UPDATE 2-Citigroup, Deutsche Bank beef up Frankfurt presence in Brexit response

LONDON/FRANKFURT, July 20 (Reuters) - Two global banks, Citigroup and Deutsche Bank, are beefing up their presence in Frankfurt to deal with the impact of Britain leaving the European Union.

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Family of Australian woman killed by Minneapolis police hires lawyer -media

MINNEAPOLIS (Reuters) - The family of the Australian woman fatally shot by a Minneapolis police officer has hired an attorney who represented another police shooting victim in the state, local media reported on Thursday.

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Trump's blast of Sessions has 'chilling' effect inside West Wing

For President Donald Trump, loyalty in Washington is a one-way street.

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Two Nigerian banks say do not owe government money

LAGOS, July 20 (Reuters) - Nigeria's United Bank for Africa said it has paid the government all the money due to it, its spokesman said on Thursday.

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White House deregulation push clears out hundreds of proposed rules

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said Thursday it had withdrawn or removed from active consideration more than 800 proposed regulations that were never finalized during the Obama administration as it works to shrink the federal government's regulatory footprint.

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Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Thursday brushed off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from the Justice Department's Russia investigation, saying he loved his job and planned to continue serving.

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BRIEF-Westamerica Bancorporation reports Q2 earnings per share $0.60

* Westamerica Bancorporation reports second quarter 2017 financial results

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Banks hope to keep staff in London if soft Brexit deal struck

LONDON (Reuters) - Banks which are shifting operations to avoid disruption once Britain leaves the European Union hope only a handful of people will eventually have to leave London, industry sources say.

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BRIEF-American River Bankshares Q2 earnings per share $0.20

* American River Bankshares reports second quarter 2017 results

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U.S. weekly jobless claims fall to near five-month low

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The number of Americans filing for unemployment benefits fell more than expected last week, touching its lowest level in nearly five months, suggesting strong job gains that should continue to underpin economic growth.

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One in eight people who voted for Trump having second thoughts - Reuters/Ipsos poll

NEW YORK (Reuters) - About one in eight people who voted for President Donald Trump said they are not sure they would do so again after witnessing Trump's tumultuous first six months in office, according to a Reuters/Ipsos poll of 2016 voters.

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BRIEF-Exelixis announces settlement of dispute with Genentech

* Exelixis announces settlement of dispute with Genentech regarding companies’ collaboration agreement for Cobimetinib

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Parents of kidnapped U.S. journalist Tice renew plea for release

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The parents of a U.S. journalist kidnapped in Syria nearly five years ago issued a new plea for his release on Thursday.

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Exclusive: U.S. bank card companies to seek licenses to operate in China in months

HONG KONG (Reuters) - U.S.-based payment card companies, including American Express , MasterCard and Visa , are preparing to submit license requests to operate in China within months, according to three people with direct knowledge of the matter.

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Myanmar sees insurgents behind Rohingya killings in northwest

MAUNG HNA MA, Myanmar (Reuters) - In the middle of the night on July 4, more than a dozen masked men, dressed head-to-toe in black, surrounded Abdu Sulwon's home in northwestern Myanmar. His widow says that was the last time she saw him alive.

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BRIEF-East West Bancorp reports its financial results for the Q2 2017

* East West Bancorp reports net income for second quarter 2017 of $118.3 million and diluted earnings per share of $0.81

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Aurora, Colorado marks five-year anniversary of theater massacre

AURORA, Col. (Reuters) - A somber crowd marked the fifth anniversary early on Thursday of a shooting rampage at a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado that left 12 people dead and 70 injured.

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Kremlin calls idea Trump and Putin had undisclosed G20 meeting absurd

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin believes it is "absolutely absurd" to describe an informal meeting at the G20 summit between U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin as secret or undisclosed, Russian news agencies reported on Thursday.

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After Mosul, Islamic State digs in for guerrilla warfare

MOSUL (Reuters) - Islamic State militants began reinventing themselves months before U.S.-backed Iraqi forces ended their three-year reign of terror in Mosul, putting aside the dream of a modern-day caliphate and preparing the ground for a different fight.

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Nikkei rides global rally but banks underperform

TOKYO, July 20 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks rose on Thursday, with investor sentiment staying bright after record highs on Wall Street.

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Russia, U.S. duel at U.N. over whether North Korea fired long-range missile

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States and Russia are waging rival campaigns at the United Nations Security Council over the type of ballistic missile fired by North Korea earlier this month as the U.S. pushes to impose stronger sanctions on Pyongyang over the test.

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House panel approves budget measure that advances tax reform

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-led U.S. House of Representatives took a new step toward tax reform legislation on Wednesday by approving a fiscal 2018 budget resolution that would allow the Senate to pass a sweeping tax code overhaul without Democratic support.

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UPDATE 1-Ex-Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty in U.S. offshore tax case

July 19 (Reuters) - A former Credit Suisse Group AG banker from Switzerland pleaded guilty on Wednesday to participating in a wide-ranging scheme to help Americans hide millions of dollars in offshore accounts to evade U.S. taxes.

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Video appears to show Baltimore police planting drugs: public defender

(Reuters) - A body camera video appears to show a Baltimore police officer planting drugs in order to arrest a man for illegal possession, the Maryland Office of the Public Defender said on Wednesday.

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Senator McCain diagnosed with aggressive brain cancer

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee known for political independence during more than three decades in the Senate, has been diagnosed with an aggressive form of brain cancer, his office said on Wednesday.

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Former Credit Suisse banker pleads guilty to U.S. fraud charges

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Swiss citizen pleaded guilty on Wednesday to conspiring to help U.S. taxpayers evade taxes from 2002 through 2011 while she headed a team of bankers in Zurich for Credit Suisse AG , the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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Big German Bank, Key to Trump’s Finances, Faces New Scrutiny

Regulators are reviewing loans from Deutsche Bank, which is also expecting to have to share information with the authorities investigating campaign ties to Russia.

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Turkey's publication of U.S. troop locations poses risk, Pentagon says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The publication by Turkey's state-run news agency of the locations of what appeared to be U.S. military posts in Syria puts American forces in danger, and the United States has complained to Turkey, a NATO ally, the Pentagon said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Farmers Capital Bank's Q2 earnings per share $0.60

* Farmers Capital Bank Corporation announces second quarter earnings

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CORRECTED-U.S. hotels bank on loyalty programs in push for direct booking

July 18 (Reuters) - Hotel loyalty programs have helped U.S. chains such as Hyatt, Hilton and Marriott score more bookings on their own websites, luring customers from online travel agents that had seen commissions balloon to an estimated $3.5 billion a year.

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AmEx profit dips as it splurges on customer rewards

(Reuters) - American Express Co's profit declined 33 percent in the second quarter, hurt partly by higher expenses, as the card company spent heavily on rewards to woo customers amid intense competition from big U.S. banks.

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California wildfire explodes in size as blazes scorch U.S. West

MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A wildfire that has forced thousands of Californians to flee their homes exploded in size on Wednesday, threatening a picturesque gold rush town outside Yosemite National Park as dozens of fires scorched the U.S. West.

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BRIEF-Union Bankshares reports Q2 earnings per share $0.50

* Union Bankshares announces second quarter ended June 30, 2017 earnings and quarterly dividend payment

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Exclusive: U.S., Canada, Mexico agree on fast-paced NAFTA talks - sources

MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) - U.S., Mexican and Canadian officials have agreed to an aggressive timetable to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), sources said, aiming to conclude early next year to avoid Mexico’s 2018 presidential elections.

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Brain raises $114 mln in funding, led by SoftBank Vision Fund

July 19 (Reuters) - Brain Corp, which develops technology used in robots, said on Wednesday it raised $114 million in Series C funding, led by SoftBank Vision Fund.

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U.S. top court rejects Trump bid to include grandparents in travel ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court rejected on Wednesday a bid by President Donald Trump to include grandparents and other relatives in his travel ban on people from six Muslim-majority countries.

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California wildfire almost doubles in size as blazes torch U.S. West

MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A fast-growing California wildfire has forced about 5,000 residents from their homes and nearly doubled in size as about four dozen major blazes scorch the U.S. West, authorities said on Wednesday.

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Trump urges Senate Republicans to keep trying on healthcare bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump pushed Senate Republicans on Wednesday to take another stab at repealing or overhauling Obamacare, calling all 52 Republican senators to the White House to urge them to keep their campaign promises and find a new healthcare approach.

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New banking regulator defends agency effort to regulate fintech

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The new head of a U.S. banking regulatory agency on Wednesday defended his predecessor's efforts to explore granting special federal charters to startup online lenders.

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Trump presses fraud concerns as vote panel meets amid criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump pressed his unproven claims of voter fraud on Wednesday at the first meeting of a commission he created to study the issue, and implied states that didn't share voter data with the panel had something to hide.

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Police seek man seen near Minneapolis police shooting of Australian

(Reuters) - Minnesota investigators are searching for a man spotted near the scene of the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by a Minneapolis police officer, hoping he may shed light on the still murky circumstances of the killing.

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BRIEF-Elmira Savings Bank Q2 earnings per share $0.28

* Qtrly net interest income $4.2 million versus $4.1 million Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Alpha Natural Resources announces agreement to transfer certain assets in West Virginia

* says has entered into an Asset Purchase Agreement with Lexington Coal Co (LCC) to convey real and personal properties located in Kentucky, Illinois, Tennessee and West Virginia

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UPDATE 1-U.S. appeals court voids Libor convictions of ex-Rabobank traders

NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Wednesday overturned the convictions of two former London traders in what had been the U.S. Department of Justice's first criminal trial stemming from the worldwide probe into the manipulation of the interest rate benchmark known as Libor.

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Addiction and intrigue: Inside the Saudi palace coup

(Reuters) - On Tuesday June 21 Mohammed bin Nayef, a powerful figure in Saudi Arabia's security apparatus for the past two decades and the next in line to the throne, was summoned to meet King Salman bin Abdulaziz on the fourth floor of the royal palace in Mecca.

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Slovenian banks' balance sheet assets up in May

LJUBLJANA, July 19 (Reuters) - Joint balance sheet assets of Slovenian banks rose by 1.5 percent year-on-year in May, up for the third month in a row, four years after the country narrowly avoided an international bailout for its banks.

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U.S. appeals court voids Libor convictions of ex-Rabobank traders

NEW YORK, July 19 (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday overturned the convictions of two former Rabobank traders in the first U.S. criminal appeal related to worldwide probes into the manipulation of the interest rate benchmark known as Libor.

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In camps and ruins, Mosul civilians' ordeal is far from over

MOSUL, Iraq (Reuters) - The battle for Mosul is all but over after nine months of devastating urban warfare between government forces and Islamic State militants, but Iraqi civilians are suffering in a humanitarian crisis of monumental scale.

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Morgan Stanley claims another trading victory over rival Goldman Sachs

(Reuters) - Morgan Stanley beat Wall Street's profit expectations on Wednesday, reporting gains across most of its businesses and producing more trading revenue than rival Goldman Sachs Group Inc, a rare feat.

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Bank of England opens up payments systems to spur fintech

LONDON (Reuters) - The Bank of England has widened access to Britain's interbank payments system to increase competition from new fintech firms in the financial system, where the "Big Four" high street banks have long dominated.

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Thousands evacuated central California, wildfires burn across U.S. West

MARIPOSA, Calif. (Reuters) - A 25,000-acre wildfire in central California, one of three dozen major blazes burning across the U.S. West, threatened hundreds of homes and businesses on Wednesday after forcing the evacuation of about 5,000 residents.

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BRIEF-Global Logistic Properties says Bank Of America Corp raised deemed interest in Co

* Says Bank Of America Corp increased deemed interest in Co to 11.22 percent from 10.99 percent Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bank Of America files final term sheet related to its $2.5 billion offering

* Bank Of America files final term sheet related to its $2.5 billion offering of 2.369Ppct fixed/floating rate senior notes, due July 2021 Source text: (http://bit.ly/2tFjSeO) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bank Of America files final term sheet related to its offering of $1 billion floating rate senior notes

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UPDATE 1-Northern Trust to set up EU bank in Luxembourg ahead of Brexit

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - Asset management company Northern Trust will set up a European Union banking base in Luxembourg following Britain's decision last year to leave the bloc, the body promoting the Grand Duchy as a financial centre said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Signature Bank Q2 earnings per share $0.26

* Q2 earnings per share view $2.21 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Northern Trust to set up EU bank in Luxembourg ahead of Brexit

LONDON, July 19 (Reuters) - Asset management company Northern Trust will set up a European Union banking base in Luxembourg following Britain's decision to leave the bloc, the body promoting the Grand Duchy as a financial centre said on Wednesday.

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Toshiba says it again is blocking Western Digital access to chip JV

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital Corp to data at their memory chip joint venture, intensifying its dispute with the U.S. firm over the Japanese company's planned sale of the chip business.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba says it again is blocking Western Digital access to chip JV

TOKYO, July 19 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital Corp to data at their memory chip joint venture, intensifying its dispute with the U.S. firm over the Japanese company's planned sale of the chip business.

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BRIEF-Western Digital says SanDisk to file opposition brief with court of appeal in coming days

* Western Digital says court of appeal issued temporary stay based only on brief submitted by Toshiba, and without consideration of SanDisk's opposition filing

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BRIEF-Italy's bad loan group doBank says greenshoe option fully exercised

* says greenshoe option has been fully exercised, stake placed on the market now totalling 47.7 percent Further company coverage: (Reporting by Milan newsroom)

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Toshiba says resumed blocking Western Digital access to chip JV

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said it resumed blocking access by Western Digital Corp to data at their memory chip joint venture, amid a feud over the Japanese company's planned auction of the chip business.

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BRIEF-Moody's comments on Australian banks following APRA's announcement of higher capital requirements

* Moody's comments on Australian banks following APRA's announcement of higher capital requirements

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North Korea conducts public executions for theft, watching South Korea media: report

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea carries out public executions on river banks and at school grounds and marketplaces for charges such as stealing copper from factory machines, distributing media from South Korea and prostitution, a report issued on Wednesday said.

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Minnesota mystery: Why were cameras off during police shooting?

(Reuters) - Amid public outrage over the fatal shooting of an Australian woman by Minneapolis police, the most persistent question was why officers did not turn on body cameras that could have captured what happened.

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Students Are the Newest U.S. Weapon Against Terrorist Recruitment

The Department of Homeland Security is giving college students funding to develop social media campaigns and other tools to counter recruitment by groups like the Islamic State.

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Trump, Putin held a second, undisclosed meeting at G20 summit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin held a second, previously undisclosed conversation during a dinner for G20 leaders at a summit earlier this month in Germany, a White House official confirmed on Tuesday.

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One wildfire-hit community in Western Canada able to return home

VANCOUVER (Reuters) - Residents of one British Columbia town would be allowed to return home on Tuesday as wildfires that forced them to flee 11 days ago receded in parts of the Western Canadian province, emergency officials said.

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Palestinian worshippers hurt in clash with Israeli police in Jerusalem

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Several Palestinians were injured, at least one seriously, when they clashed with police near Jerusalem's Noble Sanctuary-Temple Mount compound after Muslim evening prayers on Tuesday, according to Palestinian medical officials.

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BRIEF-Williams Partners' northwest pipeline seeks FERC approval for North Seattle lateral upgrade project ‍​

* Williams Partners' northwest pipeline seeks FERC approval for North Seattle lateral upgrade project ‍​

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BRIEF-TD Bank Group to issue NVCC subordinated debentures

* Announced a domestic public offering of $1.5 billion of medium term notes constituting subordinated indebtedness of bank

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U.S. banks pay up for big deposits as consumers get pennies

(Reuters) - Big U.S. banks are starting to pay corporations, financial firms and rich people more to hold on to their deposits, but ordinary consumers will have to wait longer to see more than a few pennies for every $100 they stash in their accounts.

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Trump Jr., ex-campaign head given nod to testify in Congress: Senator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's eldest son and his former campaign chairman have been given approval by a U.S. special counsel to testify publicly to Congress as part of investigations into Russian meddling in the 2016 election, the top Democrat on the Senate Judiciary Committee said on Tuesday.

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

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

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Americans want U.S. goods, but not willing to pay more: Reuters/Ipsos poll

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Americans say they love U.S.-made goods. They are less enthusiastic, however, about paying a premium for them.

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Goldman execs scrutinize bond trading after revenue nosedives

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc's management team is looking for ways to revive the bank's bond trading business and drum up more revenue from existing clients who have lately become less profitable for the bank.

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U.N. seeks to dissuade West African migrants from heading to Libya

GENEVA (Reuters) - West Africa migrants and asylum-seekers must be dissuaded from going to Libya, the main point of departure for Europe but where they often face abuse and detention at the hands of traffickers, the United Nations said on Tuesday.

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Europe slides on Ericsson slump, souring bank mood

LONDON, July 18 (Reuters) - European shares fell on Tuesday after disappointing Ericsson and Lufthansa earnings, while scaled-back expectations of monetary tightening by major central banks dented financial stocks.

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US STOCKS-Banks drag S&P, Dow lower; Netflix caps Nasdaq losses

* Dow down 0.46 pct, S&P off 0.14 pct, Nasdaq up 0.07 pct (Adds details, changes comment, updates prices)