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Defense chief Mattis in Asia, will discuss North Korea crisis with allies

CLARK FREEPORT ZONE, Philippines (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said he would talk with Asian allies about North Korea and the crisis caused by Pyongyang's "reckless" provocations, as he kicked off a week-long trip to the region on Monday to meet defense chiefs in the Philippines.

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Suicide bomber kills 13 others in northeast Nigerian city: police official

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - A suicide bomber killed 13 other people in the northeast Nigerian city of Maiduguri on Sunday, a police official said, the deadliest attack in over a month as the conflict with Boko Haram stretches into its ninth year.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Ted Cruz: A Pressure Point for North Korea

The regime in Pyongyang has long sponsored terrorism. American policy should once again reflect that reality.

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North Korea's illicit dealings in Africa

Heroes' Acre looms on a hill overlooking Windhoek, Namibia's tidy capital.

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Slovenian President Pahor fails to win majority, faces runoff

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Slovenian President Borut Pahor will face a second-round election on Nov. 12 after he fell short of a majority in Sunday's first round, as he tries to win a second five-year mandate.

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Putin critic Navalny, freed from jail, resumes presidential campaign

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny held a political rally on Sunday, hours after being released from jail and pledged to continue his presidential campaign despite the authorities saying he is ineligible to stand.

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A Presidential Bellwether Is Still Waiting to Start Winning Under Trump

Voters in Indiana’s Vigo County have an almost unerring record in choosing the winning presidential candidate, and now many would like to see President Trump change his tone.

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Zimbabwean President out as goodwill ambassador after outcry

Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe may be one of the longest-serving leaders, but his stint as a goodwill ambassador was anything but.

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Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

(Reuters) - South Korean Ji Eun-hee lifted her first LPGA title in eight years with an emphatic six-stroke victory at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship on Sunday.

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Golf: FedExCup champion Thomas wins CJ Cup in Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Justin Thomas birdied the second extra hole of a playoff against Marc Leishman to win the PGA Tour's $9.25 million CJ Cup at the Nine Bridges Golf Club on Jeju island on Sunday.

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Polls open as Slovenian president runs for his second mandate

LJUBLJANA (Reuters) - Polls opened in the Slovenian presidential election on Sunday with incumbent President Borut Pahor running for his second five-year mandate against eight other candidates.

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South Korea's president says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue to phase out nuclear-generated electricity, following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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South Korea's Moon says will continue phasing out nuclear power

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's President Moon Jae-in said on Sunday the government will continue phasing out nuclear-generated electricity following a public opinion survey that dealt a blow to his plans to do so.

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Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter says would travel to North Korea: NYT

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help diffuse rising tensions, The New York Times reported on its website on Sunday.

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For some Chinese dissidents, party congress means a paid 'vacation'

BEIJING (Reuters) - Hu Jia, a well-known Chinese dissident who lives in Beijing, says he had hoped to go to the southeastern city of Xiamen for his government-sponsored holiday, but state security officials said no.

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Ex-Presidents and Trump Show Unity at Hurricane Benefit Concert

The concert is part of a fund-raising campaign, One America Appeal, aimed at assisting hurricane recovery efforts.

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News Analysis: Political Guardrails Gone, a President’s Somber Duty Skids Into Spectacle

The weeklong feud between President Trump and a Democratic congresswoman after a soldier’s death might never have happened had either side followed convention.

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N.A.A.C.P., Seeking a New Voice, Names Derrick Johnson as President

With a pair of major announcements on Saturday, the century-old organization moved to reclaim its role as the nation’s pre-eminent voice on civil rights.

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Trump family breaks with presidential pet tradition

He campaigned and won vowing to shake up Washington. Now, President Donald Trump is again breaking with tradition on a more personal matter: keeping a pet at the White House.

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Nikki Haley: This is why the President is sending me to Africa

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Five former US presidents to appear at hurricane relief concert

It'll be a rare joint appearance of five members of an exclusive club.

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas refused to be thrown off his game by a double bogey midway through the third round of the $9.25 million CJ Cup in South Korea on Saturday, carding a battling 70 to set the pace with Scott Brown at the Nine Bridges course on Jeju island.

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Steve Bannon delivers blistering attack on former President George W. Bush

Steve Bannon delivered a blistering attack on former President George W. Bush during an address at the California GOP Convention Friday night, questioning his intelligence and whether the former President understood the speech that he delivered this week.

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Graft probe into Mexico president's ally poses tricky challenge ahead of elections

MEXICO CITY, Oct 20 (Reuters) - With a tight general election looming next year, Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto faces a tough choice on whether to pursue a graft probe involving a prominent ally and Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht.

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Op-Ed Columnist: America’s Best University President

Robert Zimmer, head of the University of Chicago, makes the educator’s case for free speech.

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Trump expected to pressure China's Xi to rein in North Korea: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is expected to pressure China's president when they meet next month in Beijing to do more to rein in North Korea out of a belief that Xi Jinping's consolidation of power should give him more authority to do so.

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Vacationing in the United States? Be Warned, Some Countries Say

Mass shootings, potential terrorist attacks and natural disasters lead to a spate of new travel advisories.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: agency

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, declaring that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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The fight over Trump's comments to a Gold Star family shows fundamental break with all Presidents before him

On Thursday night, following a day of back-and-forth over who said what in a phone call between the President of the United States and a military widow, President Donald Trump tweeted this: "The Fake News is going crazy with wacky Congresswoman Wilson(D), who was SECRETLY on a very personal call, and gave a total lie on content!"

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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of North America slowdown

(Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd and Baker Hughes , the world's top two oilfield services firms, warned on Friday of a slowdown in North America and a challenging year ahead as crude oil prices stay volatile.

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Having nuclear weapons 'matter of life and death' for North Korea: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Pyongyang does not plan to hold any talks with Washington about its nuclear program, a senior North Korean diplomat said on Friday, saying that possessing nuclear weapons was a matter of life and death for North Korea, the RIA news agency reported.

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Schlumberger warns of moderating North American activity

(Reuters) - Schlumberger Ltd posted a bigger quarterly profit on Friday as its North American business continues to be helped by strong shale drilling, but the oilfield services giant said that investments in the region was moderating.

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Zuma spokesman dismisses reports South African deputy president may be sacked

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African President Jacob Zuma's spokesman said on Friday there was no basis for reports that the country's leader would axe his deputy Cyril Ramaphosa, speculation about which has weighed on the currency and bonds.

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Russia says continues dialogue with Washington on North Korea, Iran: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow and Washington are continuing a dialogue on North Korea and the future of the international deal on Iran's nuclear program, RIA news agency cited Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Friday.

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Chevron approves new tech investment to raise output at North Sea field

Oct 20 (Reuters) - U.S. oil major Chevron has approved an investment to increase output from its Captain oilfield by using a new water-injection technology for the first time in the North Sea, the company said on Friday.

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South Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean public support for nuclear power on Friday sucker punched a government policy to steer the country away from nuclear-generated electricity as Seoul said it would bow to a demand to resume construction of two new reactors.

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UPDATE 3-S.Koreans' support for nuclear projects deals blow to government energy plan

* KEPCO jumps nearly 6 pct after survey results announced (Recasts, adds comments)

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EU opens investigation into Chinese e-bike imports

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission on Friday launched an investigation into the import of electronic bikes (e-bikes) from China after European producers complained that they are being sold at excessively low prices with the help of unfair subsidies.

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Chinese city confirms Xinfa aluminum capacity cut

BEIJING (Reuters) - Xinfa Group, one of China's top aluminum producers, will have to close 381,900 tonnes per year of smelting capacity this winter, its home city of Liaocheng confirmed on Friday.

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Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

SEOUL (Reuters) - A top Korean golf official resigned on Friday after a rules controversy at a domestic tournament saw penalties issued then rescinded, players threaten to withdraw, and all first-round scores at the KB Financial Star Championship scrubbed.

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Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov urged world powers on Friday to get behind a joint Russian-Chinese roadmap for settling the crisis over North Korea's weapons program.

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South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents

The decision to restart two stalled projects reverses a campaign promise by President Moon Jae-in and disappoints supporters seeking a phaseout of nuclear power.

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

In an open letter addressed to parliaments in a number of countries, North Korea has declared itself a "full-fledged nuclear power" and accuses US President Donald Trump of "trying to drive the world into a horrible nuclear disaster."

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Attack on workers at key Pakistan port for Chinese project; 26 hurt

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Unidentified men threw a grenade into a laborers' hostel in the Pakistani port of Gwadar wounding 26 of them, police said on Friday, in an attack likely to raise concern about security for the Pakistani section of China's "Belt and Road" initiative.

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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry stressed the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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Go-go going as Chinese women fuel Thai tourism boom

BANGKOK (Reuters) - For decades since the Vietnam war, the scantily clad dancers in the go-go bars of Bangkok's Patpong red-light district have been the face of Thailand's tourism industry.

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UPDATE 2-S.Korea survey backs restarting construction of 2 nuclear reactors

* Shares of KEPCO jump nearly 6 pct after announcement (Adds analyst comments, background)

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Amid South Korea freeze, China says cultural exchanges take the temperature

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cultural exchanges between countries need to consider the "temperature" of popular opinion and how people feel about each other, a senior Chinese official said on Friday, amid a freeze in cultural ties with South Korea over an anti-missile system.

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In return to campaign trail, former President calls on Americans to reject 'politics of fear'

Former President Barack Obama returned the campaign trail Thursday with a warning about the current state of politics in America.

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean government-organized committee is recommending Seoul resume the stalled construction of two new nuclear reactors after an opinion survey it set up found nearly 60 percent of respondents said they were in favor of the move.

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South Korea to stress safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign ministry will stress the Pyeongchang Olympics will be safe from North Korean provocations in a briefing to diplomats and executives at foreign companies in the country on Friday, as concerns persist over tensions with the North.

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Motor racing: Hopkirk replaces Warwick as BRDC president

LONDON (Reuters) - Former Monte Carlo rally winner Paddy Hopkirk has been elected president of the British Racing Drivers' Club that owns Silverstone circuit, the BRDC said.

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

CIA Director Mike Pompeo said the United States has to act as if North Korea is on the verge of being able to strike it with a missile and act accordingly -- and that President Donald Trump is ready to do so.

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North Korea warns threats a 'big miscalculation' in letter to Australia lawmakers

SYDNEY (Reuters) - North Korea has sent a letter to Australia's parliament, warning it is a nuclear power and will not be cowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's threats to destroy it, according to a copy of the letter published in an Australian newspaper on Friday.

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump risks driving Iran toward nuclear proliferation and worsening a standoff with North Korea if Washington ends a nuclear deal with Iran, former Secretary of State John Kerry said on Thursday.

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White House chief of staff says he advised President on what to say and was 'stunned' by the criticism

White House chief of staff John Kelly said Thursday he advised President Donald Trump on what to say before he called the families of the four fallen soldiers who died during an ambush in Niger.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Xi Jinping, Catalonia, North Korea: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Soccer star Weah to face vice president in Liberian presidential run-off

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah won the first round of Liberia's presidential election with 38.4 percent of the vote, 10 points ahead of Vice President Joseph Boakai who will face him in a run-off next month, the electoral commission said on Thursday.

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Key ISIS Operative in Philippines ‘Taken’ in Gunfight, President Says

Mahmud Ahmad had acted as a link to the group’s central command in Syria, helping funnel money and foreign fighters who ransacked a city in the south.

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Conservative Republican tries to derail reappointment of Fed's Yellen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A member of the U.S. House of Representatives' Freedom Caucus is mounting a campaign to kill any chance of a second term for Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen, the latest sign conservative Republicans want a fresh face at the helm of the central bank.

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BRIEF-MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL

* MARRIOTT INTERNATIONAL APPOINTS RENA REISS EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND GENERAL COUNSEL Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Concurrent Computer deploys Zephyr Transcode in Asia, Europe and North America​

* Concurrent Computer Corp - Zephyr Transcode, is now deployed with customers in Asia, Europe and North America​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Chinese artist recreates Van Gogh self-portraits

Zeng Fanzhi is perhaps one of China's best-known painters. He is also one of its savvy interlocutors and most knowledgeable connoisseurs.

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U.S. carrier patrols off Korean peninsula in warning to Pyongyang

ABOARD USS RONALD REAGAN, Sea of Japan (Reuters) - The USS Ronald Reagan, a 100,000-ton nuclear powered aircraft carrier, patrolled in waters east of the Korean peninsula on Thursday, in a show of sea and air power designed to warn off North Korea from any military action.

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New York Today: New York Today: From North Korea to New York

Wednesday: Defectors talk about their new lives in New York, a discussion on how to tackle climate change, and an exhibition of North Korean art.

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Olympics: Champions League winner Park to be first South Korean to carry Games flame

ATHENS (Reuters) - Champions League winner Park Ji-sung will be the first South Korean to carry the flame for the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics after the torch lighting ceremony in Olympia next week, the Greek Olympic committee said on Thursday.

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Kenya president snubs vote crisis meeting, presses ahead with campaign

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta snubbed a crisis meeting called by the chairman of the election board for Thursday, saying he would instead spend the day campaigning for next week's presidential vote re-run.

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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

SEOUL (Reuters) - Justin Thomas made a slow start to the PGA Tour's CJ Cup in South Korea on Thursday with a bogey at his opening hole but the FedExCup champion soon caught fire, carding seven birdies and a pair of eagles in a nine-under round of 63 to lead the way.

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'Nowhere to hide': North Korean missiles spur anxiety in Japan fishing town

ERIMO, Japan (Reuters) - Ever since North Korea lobbed two missiles far above this windswept fishing town on Japan's northern island of Hokkaido, seaweed farmer Mitsuyo Kawamura says she's been on edge.

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South Korea's Naver invests further 100 mln euros in French tech fund

PARIS, Oct 19 (Reuters) - South Korea's Naver Corp is investing a further 100 million euros ($118 million) in French technology fund K-Fund I, marking the latest sign of international interest in the French start-up technology scene, which is vying to rival London.

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Deal on North Carolina Bathroom Law Would Expand Transgender Protections

Gov. Roy Cooper and transgender rights advocates said they had drawn up a settlement on the state’s longstanding bathroom dispute.

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Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

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Fallen Troops’ Families Tell of Meeting Presidents: Sympathy and Sometimes Discomfort

President Trump’s condolence call to the widow of a slain soldier was outside the usual range of encounters with presidents, wounded service members and families of those killed said.

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Proposed settlement reached in North Carolina's transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a settlement agreement filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Russian Socialite Enters Race to Challenge President Putin

Ksenia Sobchak, a TV journalist who has long paraded her glamorous life on social media, says she will be the voice of Russians without one.

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Chile presidential hopeful Pinera vows to double economic growth

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chile's conservative presidential candidate Sebastian Pinera on Wednesday promised to double economic growth and by 2025 make the country the first in Latin American to achieve "developed nation" status.

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ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. (Reuters) - Transgender people would be allowed to use public restrooms in North Carolina that match their gender identity under a consent decree filed on Wednesday that aims to resolve the federal lawsuit over the state's widely criticized bathroom law.

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Ford to recall 1.34 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall 1.34 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

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EU leaders to call for end to North Korea's weapons program: draft

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union leaders will demand on Thursday that North Korea end its nuclear and ballistic weapons program, according to the draft final statement of an EU summit.

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In North Carolina, Republicans Stung by Court Rulings Aim to Change the Judges

Sweeping changes include introducing partisan ballots to judges’ races, the first state to do so in almost a century.

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Trump tries to sell tax reform to Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump intensified his efforts to sell Democrats on his tax reform plan on Wednesday even as Senate Republicans edged closer to passing a budget measure that would push forward a tax bill without Democratic support.

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One dead at protest against extending Ugandan president's rule

KAMPALA (Reuters) - At least one person died as police fired bullets and teargas to disperse a crowd of opposition supporters rallying on Wednesday against plans to extend Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni's rule.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe -reports

(Adds McDonald's comment in 4th paragraph) SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the

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'Russia's version of Paris Hilton' announces presidential bid

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian TV personality Ksenia Sobchak said on Wednesday she planned to run in a presidential election next year, offering liberal voters unhappy with Kremlin rule someone to get behind, but will little prospect she will win.

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Ford to recall about 1.3 million trucks in North America for door latch fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co said on Wednesday it would recall about 1.3 million 2015-17 Ford F-150 and 2017 Ford Super Duty trucks in North America to add water shields to side door latches at a cost of $267 million.

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Chinese fintech firm Qudian impresses in U.S. market debut

(Reuters) - Shares of Qudian Inc rose as much as 48 percent in their market debut on Wednesday, valuing the online micro-credit firm at about $11.67 billion in the biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese company this year.

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Trump's unpresidential fight over the death of a soldier

President Donald Trump's phone call Tuesday to the widow of a Green Beret killed in action in Niger has, somehow, turned into a she said/he said situation.

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

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

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Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America

The No.2 U.S. automaker said the safety recall is due to frozen door latch or a bent or kinked actuation cable in the affected vehicles, that may result in a door not opening or closing.

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Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

Two months after a scion of the conglomerate’s controlling family was sent to prison, investigators were looking into an alleged misappropriation of company funds.

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Europeans making deals with Chinese buyers want to see money up front

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - European dealmakers who sell companies and real estate to Chinese investors are increasingly asking them to pay deposits upfront, after China clamped down on capital outflows, according to bankers and lawyers.

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UPDATE 2-Qudian raises $900 mln in biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese fintech firm

* Firm would have market value of about $7.9 bln at IPO price (Changes sourcing on IPO pricing)

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Seoul considers unilateral sanctions against North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is considering levying its own sanctions on North Korea as the isolated state ramps up tension with its missile and nuclear provocations, the South's vice foreign minister said on Wednesday, but no decision had been made yet.

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Kenyan election official flees country ahead of presidential poll

NAIROBI (Reuters) - A top Kenyan election commissioner has quit and fled the country a week before a re-run of the presidential vote, citing political intimidation and saying the election would be a "mockery" of democracy.

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McDonald's South Korea office raided in burger probe: reports

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said.

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McDonald's S.Korea office raided in burger probe - reports

SEOUL, Oct 18 (Reuters) - South Korean investigators raided the Seoul office of McDonald's Corp on Wednesday, following a series of complaints that children fell ill after eating hamburger patties alleged to have been undercooked, Yonhap News Agency and other media said. The Seoul central district prosecutors' office confiscated some documents and evidence at the office and three other companies, including an ingredient supplier, the reports said. A spokeswoman at the offi

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UPDATE 1-Qudian raises $900 mln in biggest U.S. listing by a Chinese fintech firm

* IPO priced at $24/share, above $19-$22 marketing range-sources

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China's President Xi says will continue years-long war on smog

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will keep up its years-long battle against smog to ensure "blue skies" and promote a "revolution" in clean energy, President Xi Jinping said on Wednesday at the opening ceremony of a key Communist Party congress.

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The President told the widow of a fallen soldier that 'he knew what he signed up for,' according to Rep. Frederica Wilson

President Donald Trump told the widow of a US serviceman killed in the ambush in Niger that "he knew what he signed up for ... but when it happens it hurts," according to Rep. Frederica Wilson.

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Hillary Clinton says U.S. threats of war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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Hillary Clinton says threats to start war with North Korea 'dangerous, short-sighted'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Former U.S. presidential candidate Hillary Clinton said on Wednesday that "cavalier" threats to start war on the Korean peninsula are "dangerous and short-sighted", urging the United States to get all parties to the negotiating table.

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N. Korea: War may begin 'at any moment'

Brian Todd reports on a North Korean ambassador's warning, that nuclear war could break out "at any moment."

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In dispute over slain troops, the President pits himself against a favorite foil: Obama

When President Donald Trump on Monday suggested his predecessor had failed to contact the families of fallen American troops, it was less a bombshell and more a twist in what has become one of his presidency's ongoing subplots.

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Art Review: Lauren Greenfield Tries to Capture the Meaning of Money

In “Generation Wealth,” the photographer shows that she can satirize her subjects. But does she give insight into why we live the way we do?

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Review: Warming Up to the Frozen North in ‘Alaxsxa / Alaska’

Ping Chong creates a deceptively warm multimedia production about a very cold place.

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BRIEF-Kroger announces retirement of Central division president Katie Wolfram

* Kroger announces retirement of Katie Wolfram and names new leadership for the Central and QFC divisions

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ISIS arrests: How many are from travel ban countries?

They called it the "US Project." Their goal, allegedly, was to carry out an ISIS terror attack on New York during Ramadan that would "show them what they hadn't seen in 2001."

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U.S. indicts major Chinese traffickers for selling fentanyl online

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making illegal versions of fentanyl and selling the highly addictive drug to Americans over the internet and through international mail.

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Britain summons Chinese ambassador after UK activist denied Hong Kong entry

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Tuesday it had summoned the Chinese ambassador in recent days to express its concern that a British rights activist was denied entry to Hong Kong last week.

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REFILE-COLUMN-DOJ: Trump tweets are not presidential actions. Except when they are. - Frankel

NEW YORK, Oct 16 (Reuters) - President Donald Trump has more than 40 million followers at @realdonaldtrump, the Twitter account he started in 2009 and has used to such consequential effect during and after the presidential campaign.

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U.S. indicts two Chinese in major fentanyl trafficking case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice said on Tuesday it has indicted two major Chinese drug traffickers on charges of making and selling highly addictive fentanyl to Americans over the internet.

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Obama aides slam Trump over claim about past presidents, fallen soldiers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Aides to former U.S. President Barack Obama fired back on Tuesday as criticism mounted over President Donald Trump's claim that past U.S. presidents did not contact family members of soldiers who died in combat during their time in the White House.

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Microsoft tries again with Surface Book line

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Wanda vice president quits amid government crackdown on offshore investment

BEIJING (Reuters) - Dalian Wanda’s senior vice president, Jack Gao, has resigned from the Chinese conglomerate, sources close to the company said.

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A young Chinese rebel feels the pull of family ties

CHENGDU, China (Reuters) - Her stepfather was dying from pulmonary heart disease in an intensive care unit on the other side of the country and Zheng Yue had to rush to the airport to catch a flight to see him.

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As the President tries to undo Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are seeking national injunctions

As the Trump administration seeks to obliterate Obama-era policies, progressive lawyers are racing to court asking for an extreme form of relief, urging judges to reach deep into their judicial tool kits and issue national -- even global -- injunctions.

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WRAPUP 2-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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Iraqi forces take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil in Kirkuk

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces completed an operation to take control of all oil fields operated by state-owned North Oil Company in the Kirkuk region on Tuesday, a senior military officer said.

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Philippine president declares Marawi liberated as battle goes on

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte declared the southern city of Marawi liberated from pro-Islamic State militants on Tuesday, although a military spokesman said 20-30 rebels were still fighting it out and were holding about 20 hostages.

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Philippine president declares Marawi City liberated from militants

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Tuesday declared Marawi City liberated from pro-Islamic State militants who have held the heart of the city for 148 days, media and a government minister said.

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Kenya's deputy president says ok if election board meets opposition demands

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's Deputy President William Ruto said on Tuesday there would be no problem if the election board agrees to meet a raft of demands made by the opposition ahead of a repeat presidential vote on Oct. 26.

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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REFILE-WRAPUP 1-U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with N.Korea

* U.S. Deputy Sec of State sees eventual possibility of talks

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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks North Korea

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.

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U.S. not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea: deputy secretary of state

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday.

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The Tennessee senator says his harsh critique of the President has 'been building for some time'

He called the White House "an adult day care center." He suggested President Donald Trump was setting the nation on a course to "World War III." And he said Trump "concerns me," adding that the President was treating the office "like a reality show."

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Hillary Clinton, the N.F.L., Roy Moore and Other Asides From the President

President Trump, during a news conference, touched on topics as wide-ranging as disaster relief, the special counsel and assault allegations.

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President's approval rating for how he handled hurricanes dropped 20% after Maria hit, poll shows

President Donald Trump's approval rating for handling the federal government's response to recent hurricanes has dropped 20 points in the aftermath of Hurricane Maria, according to a new CNN poll conducted by SSRS.

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President Trump's mysterious absence from conservative talk radio

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Hong Kong: Where North Korea launders its money?

Easey Commercial Building is an unassuming mid-rise office tower on Hennessy Road, an artery that runs through Hong Kong's busy Wan Chai district. The structure sits among scenery that's classic Hong Kong: bright lights, tall buildings, people rushing about.

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UPDATE 1-North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist -BAE

TORONTO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system.

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Six times President Trump denied collusion

In the face of ongoing scrutiny over interference in the 2016 election, Donald Trump has strongly denied any ties or collusion with Russia.

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Woman accusing Trump of misconduct subpoenas presidential campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A woman who has said that U.S. President Donald Trump groped her during a 2007 meeting has subpoenaed his presidential campaign for any documents concerning similar allegations, according to a subpoena filed in New York State Supreme Court.

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BRIEF-Empire Industries announces rights offering

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North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

TORONTO (Reuters) - Cyber-security firm BAE Systems Plc said on Monday it believes the North Korean Lazarus hacking group is likely responsible for a recent cyber heist in Taiwan, the latest in a string of hacks targeting the global SWIFT messaging system.

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President blames Cuba for 'sonic attacks' on Americans

President Donald Trump said Monday that he does "believe Cuba is responsible" for the mysterious attacks that sickened at least 22 US diplomats and family members in Havana.

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President says he's not considering firing Robert Mueller, who leads investigation into Russia meddling

President Donald Trump said Monday he was not considering firing the Justice Department's special counsel leading the investigation into Russian interference in last year's election.

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BRIEF-U.S. Department of State issues Presidential permit to Enbridge Energy to increase oil and other hydrocarbons' transport

* U.S. Department of State says a Presidential permit has been issued to enbridge energy

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North Korea warns states: Don't join any U.S. action and you're safe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea warned countries at the United Nations on Monday in a statement: don't join the United States in military action against the Asian state and you will be safe from retaliation.

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Syrian refugees should return to calmer areas: Lebanon president

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon can no longer handle vast numbers of Syrian refugees, its president said on Monday, urging world powers to help them return to the calmer parts of their war-torn homeland.

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Critic of Rwanda's president asks for freedom in court

KIGALI (Reuters) - A critic of Rwandan President Paul Kagame asked him to free her and her detained mother and sister as she stood in court on Monday charged with forgery and inciting insurrection.

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N. Korea rejects diplomacy with US for now, source says

A North Korean official reaffirmed Pyongyang's commitment to developing a long-range intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching "all the way to the East coast of the mainland US," on Monday, telling CNN that the rogue nation is currently not interested in diplomacy with the US until it achieves that goal.

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Two Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq: military statement

ANKARA (Reuters) - Two Turkish soldiers were killed on Monday in northern Iraq by an improvised explosive device, the Turkish Armed Forces said in a statement.

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Significant gaps remain in bid to restore Northern Irish power-sharing: UK PM May's office

LONDON (Reuters) - Significant gaps still remain between parties attempting to restore Northern Ireland's power-sharing administration, British Prime Minister Theresa May's office said on Monday after she spoke with Irish counterpart Leo Varadkar.

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Bowe Bergdahl, Called a ‘Traitor’ by President Trump, Pleads Guilty

Sergeant Bergdahl left his Afghanistan post in 2009 and was held captive by the Taliban for about five years. He was released in 2014 in a prisoner swap.

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Russia's Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Monday signed a decree imposing restrictions on North Korea in order to comply with a United Nations Security Council resolution.

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Pharma and medtech industries prepare for hard Brexit

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - Drugmakers and medical devices companies are drawing up plans to protect supply chains in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a trade deal, and some small service businesses are already relocating to stay inside the bloc.

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Ukraine goes to WTO over Russian ban on booze, presidential sweets

KIEV/GENEVA (Reuters) - Ukraine has filed a World Trade Organization complaint challenging Russian trade restrictions on beer, vodka, juice, wallpaper and a product close to President Petro Poroshenko's heart: confectionery.

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Commentators unravel 'totally weird' NFL for Chinese fans

BEIJING (Reuters) - As the Denver Broncos prepared to battle the New York Giants on Sunday Night Football, China's top NFL announcers were going through their own pre-game rituals.

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Trump to visit Asia Nov. 3-14, focus on North Korea, alliances

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will travel to Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Hawaii between Nov. 3-14, the White House said on Monday, amid rising tensions over North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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Fires in Portugal and Northern Spain Kill at Least 30 People

Forest fires are sweeping across Portugal and northern Spain, fanned by strong winds caused by Hurricane Ophelia.

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EU vows to save Iran deal, fears for North Korea mediation

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union vowed on Monday to defend a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers and urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions after President Donald Trump chose not to certify Tehran's compliance with the accord.

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'Mad dog' anti-Trump leaflets, suspected floated in from North Korea, turn up in Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) - Propaganda fliers presumed to be from North Korea and calling U.S. President Donald Trump a "mad dog" have turned up across central Seoul, including near the presidential Blue House, according to posts on social media and people who found them.

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Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

LISBON/MADRID (Reuters) - At least nine people died as hundreds of wildfires ravaged northern Spain and Portugal, scorching farmland and forcing the evacuation of towns and villages, authorities said on Monday.

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Russia condemns North Korea nuclear tests: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Moscow condemns North Korea's nuclear tests and calls on North Korea and the international community to comply with all U.N. resolutions, Russian news agencies quoted the speaker of the Russian parliament's upper house as saying on Monday.

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Trilobites: It’s One of North America’s Quietest Places. Along Came a Bear.

When scientists salvaged recordings from a remote spot in a national park in Alaska, they heard footsteps, sniffs, huffs, a series of crunches, then silence.

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Jockeying for cash: North Korea allows racetrack gambling as sanctions bite

SEOUL (Reuters) - Punters in North Korea who once risked three years hard labor for gambling are now able to bet on local horse races as the isolated country scrambles to unearth new sources of hard currency amid intensifying international sanctions.

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U.S. Military to Begin Drills to Evacuate Americans From South Korea

The military’s plan to practice evacuating noncombatants from South Korea comes amid heightened tensions with North Korea.

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South Korea police seek arrest warrant for Hanjin Group chief

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean police are seeking an arrest warrant for Cho Yang-ho, chairman of Hanjin Group, the parent of Korean Air Lines Co Ltd, on charges of breach of trust following their probe into construction work at his house, a police official said on Monday.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Decoding Dress in North Korea

Uniformity may be the rule, but there are signs that personal expression has not been entirely crushed.

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A Bot That Makes Trump’s Tweets Presidential

Twitter bots are winning fans by formatting President Trump’s posts to look like official statements, or tracking the accounts he and his inner circle follow.

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Two people die in fires in northwestern Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - Two people have died in a wave of fires that are ravaging different parts of Spain's northwestern Galicia region, a Civil Guard spokeswoman said on Sunday.

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The World Once Laughed at North Korean Cyberpower. No More.

While the world is fixated on its nuclear missiles, North Korea has also developed a cyberattack program that is stealing millions and unleashing havoc.

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Macron urges the French to value success, rejects 'president of rich' tag

PARIS (Reuters) - President Emmanuel Macron on Sunday said he was a president of all French, dismissing opponents' criticisms that his policies favor the rich and said his countrymen should adopt a more positive attitude toward success.

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Sen. Paul on golfing with Trump: The President never loses

Sen. Rand Paul (R-KY) told reporters President Donald Trump emerged the victor from their golf outing, and tax reform was a topic of discussion.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Mogadishu, Iran, North Korea: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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Secretary of State Tillerson will try to ease tension with North Korea despite saber-rattling from Trump and Kim

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday his diplomatic efforts will continue as long as they possibly can despite the saber-rattling on both sides of the Pacific.

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Ex-soccer star Weah headed for presidential run-off in Liberia

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah was all but guaranteed a spot in a presidential run-off in Liberia after the elections commission said on Sunday he was leading a first round of voting with 39 percent of votes.

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Haley: Don't let Iran become 'next North Korea'

US ambassador Nikki Haley said Sunday the Trump administration's approach to the Iran deal is aimed at avoiding another situation like in North Korea.

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Tillerson: Trump isn't seeking war with North Korea

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson says diplomatic talks between the United States and North Korea will continue until "the first bomb drops."

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U.S. diplomacy with North Korea to continue until 'first bomb drops': Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Sunday that President Donald Trump had instructed him to continue diplomatic efforts to calm rising tensions with North Korea, saying "those diplomatic efforts will continue until the first bomb drops."

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CNN uncovers North Korea smuggling scheme

CNN's Matt Rivers travels to northeast China to see if UN sanctions against North Korea are being enforced.

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North Korea not ready to hold talks with South Korea in Russia: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Politicians from North and South Korea will not hold direct talks in Russia on Monday about Pyongyang's nuclear and missile program despite attending the same event, Russian news agencies said on Sunday.

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North Korea: Trump a 'strangler of peace'

North Korea continued its harsh anti-US rhetoric Sunday, calling President Donald Trump a "war merchant and strangler of peace."

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Trump says he spoke to US territory's 'president' -- which is him

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech even though he is technically their President.

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Turkish army expands deployment in Syria's northwest: rebels

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Turkish army is expanding its deployment in northwest Syria with the goal of encircling a Kurdish enclave and reining in Russian strikes in the Idlib border province under a deal to reduce clashes, rebels and witnesses said on Sunday.

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North Korea revives threat to launch missiles toward Guam

North Korean state media on Friday renewed a threat to launch missiles toward the US territory of Guam, warning that "reckless moves" by the US would compel Pyongyang to take action.

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Pelosi: A president's words weigh a ton

In an interview with CNN's David Axelrod, House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi says that the President's words raise serious concerns among US allies.

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Pelosi: Trump doesn't understand a president's words 'weigh a ton'

House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi said some of President Donald Trump's more inflammatory remarks have not only "raised eyebrows," but have also raised concerns among US allies as to whether he's serious about the military action he has threatened.

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Northern Ireland's DUP concerned over UK finance minister Hammond: newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - A small Northern Irish party which is keeping Britain's government in power has concerns over finance minister Philip Hammond, saying he is causing unnecessary division over Brexit, the Sunday Telegraph reported, citing sources in the party.

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Pro-Russia candidates set pace as Kyrgyzstan chooses new president

BISHKEK (Reuters) - Kyrgyzstan votes on Sunday in a presidential election with no candidate expected to win outright and observers predicting a close runoff between two pro-Russian candidates, one of whom is backed by the outgoing leader.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Why I Went to North Korea

When war may be looming, it’s critical that journalists go out and report.

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Soccer star Weah and VP Boakai near Liberia presidential run-off

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberian former soccer star George Weah and Vice President Joseph Boakai were comfortably ahead in partial presidential election results announced on Saturday, and look set to contest a run-off next month.

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On College Basketball: At North Carolina, a Sigh of Relief and a New Championship Banner

At the Tar Heels’ annual men’s basketball tip-off event, a favorable ruling from the N.C.A.A.is subtext but no longer a concern.

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Ex president of Vatican hospital convicted of abuse of office

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - The former president of a Vatican-owned hospital in Rome on Saturday was convicted of abuse of office for diverting nearly half a million dollars of funds to renovate a top cardinal's luxury apartment.

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Russian Senate head to discuss nuclear program with North, South Korea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A senior official in the Russian parliament will discuss North Korea's missile and nuclear program in separate talks with parliamentarians from Seoul and Pyongyang on Monday, TASS news agency said.

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Yemen's ex-president Saleh stable after Russian medics operate

DUBAI (Reuters) - Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has had a successful operation at a Sanaa hospital after a Russian medical team was flown in to perform it, government sources said on Saturday.

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Cyprus president to seek second five-year term in Jan '18 vote

NICOSIA (Reuters) - Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said on Saturday he planned to seek a second five-year term in elections scheduled for January 2018, pledging to pick up the pace of reunification talks which collapsed in acrimony in mid-2017.

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Why a New York Court Case Has Rattled Turkey’s President

The Turkish government has dismissed telephone recordings as fabrications concocted by treasonous adversaries. But United States prosecutors have taken a different view.

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Golf: South Korea's Ko leads by two, Park eyes No.1 spot

INCHEON, South Korea (Reuters) - South Korea's Ko Jin-young delivered a sparkling six-under-par 66 in the third round of the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on Saturday to move two shots clear of compatriots Park Sung-hyun and Chun In-gee at the SKY72 Golf and Resort in Incheon.

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Trump says he spoke to US Virgin Islands' 'president' -- which is him

President Donald Trump accidentally referred to the US Virgin Islands' governor as their President during a speech Friday -- even though he is technically their President.

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Saudi Aramco in stake sale talks with Chinese investor -sources

* Saudis studying stake sale offer from Chinese investor - sources

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Saudi Aramco in stake sale talks with Chinese investor: sources

DUBAI/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco is considering the sale of a stake to a Chinese investor as plans for its highly-anticipated international public offering are pushed beyond its 2018 target, sources familiar with the matter said on Friday.

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Two Chinese firms bidding for Chicago Exchange withdraw - WSJ

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Two Chinese investors, vying for a piece of the Chicago Stock Exchange, withdrew in the past two weeks, after the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission sought more details from the participants about their bid, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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BRIEF-Pacific Gas and Electric says liability associated with Northern California wildfires unknown

* Unknown whether Pacific Gas and Electric Company would have any liability associated with Northern California​ wildfires

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University of North Carolina dodges penalty after sham-course probe

(Reuters) - The National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) said on Friday it "could not conclude academic violations" at the University of North Carolina, which had been accused of running sham classes for years for some of its scholarship athletes.

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METALS-Nickel hits one-month high on bets of looming Chinese output cuts

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Nickel prices hit a one-month high on Friday on concerns China might order further output cuts as it ramps up efforts to clean its skies, while aluminium gave back gains after rising on news a Chinese city had ordered capacity reductions.

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President Trump to decertify Iran nuclear deal in major shift in U.S. policy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will strike a blow against the 2015 Iran nuclear agreement in defiance of international support for it on Friday, choosing not to certify that Tehran is complying with the deal in a major reversal of U.S. policy.

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Soccer star and VP maintain early leads in Liberia presidential results

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah maintained his lead over Vice President Joseph Boakai as more provisional results from Liberia's presidential election were announced on Friday.