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7 White Helmets rescuers killed in Syria

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Seven members of the White Helmets rescue group were shot dead Saturday by unidentified gunmen who stormed the volunteers' office in northwestern Syria, the group and opposition activists said. [Source]

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Noble Group to sell oil liquids business to Vitol, flags big third quarter loss

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Struggling commodities trader Noble Group agreed to sell its Americas-focused oil liquids business to Vitol for about $580 million as part of a debt-cutting strategy, and warned of a big loss for its third quarter.

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Noble Group to sell oil liquids business to Vitol for $580 million

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Struggling Noble Group agreed to sell its Americas-focused oil liquids business to Vitol for about $580 million, as part of its strategy to shrink its businesses to cut debt.

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How media pressure leads to White House action

"This is where media questioning matters." Olivia Nuzzi, Brian Karem, and John Kirby speak with Brian Stelter about how persistent questions from journalists shape President Trump's response to issues. The most recent example: an ambush in Niger.

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Top Senate Republican, White House, aim for tax bill by year-end

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. Senate Republican and the White House budget director said on Sunday they hoped for action on a Republican tax reform package by the end of the year, while keeping their options open on how to pay for sweeping tax cuts.

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Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus's coup in buying a $6 billion Canadian jetliner project for a dollar stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised questions over how smoothly it can implement the deal.

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REFILE-Airbus turmoil overshadows bid to rescue CSeries

PARIS, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Airbus's coup in buying a $6 billion Canadian jetliner project for a dollar stunned investors and took the spotlight off a growing ethics row last week, but internal disarray has raised questions over how smoothly it can implement the deal.

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Roadside bomb kills seven outside Somali capital Mogadishu

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - A roadside bomb killed at least seven people on Sunday - mostly women farmers - in an area outside the Somali capital dominated by Islamist insurgents who have defied public protests to end years of violence, residents and the army said.

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U.S.-backed militias seize key oil field in east Syria: SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they captured a major oil field in Deir al-Zor province on Sunday, pressing their offensive against Islamic State fighters in eastern Syria.

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Trump defends tweets as key to White House victory

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended his regular use of social media, especially Twitter, and said he may not have won the White House without it.

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Israel says it will intensify response to Syrian fire

JERUSALEM/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the Syrian war that has repeatedly spilled over the border.

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Kremlin says Putin, Erdogan discuss Syria in phone call

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed an upcoming meeting of the Astana process on the Syrian conflict in the Kazakh capital in late October, the Kremlin said on Saturday.

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Israel says will intensify response to Syrian fire

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Five projectiles from Syria set off air raid sirens in Israeli towns on Saturday, prompting the Israeli military to say it would step up its response to stray fire from the civil war that has repeatedly spilled over the border.

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BRIEF-Geo Group Inc files for potential mixed shelf offering

* Geo Group Inc files for potential mixed shelf offering; size not disclosed Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yD0Md5) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-At Home Group files for offering of up to 50.6 mln shares of common stock by selling stockholders

* At Home Group Inc files for offering of up to 50.6 million shares of common stock by the selling stockholders - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2hTftkm) Further company coverage:

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Three charged in shooting after white nationalist's Florida speech

(Reuters) - A Texas man who shot at protesters after a white nationalist's speech at the University of Florida and two brothers who urged him to "kill them" have been charged with attempted homicide, police said on Friday.

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Yellen lunches with White House adviser Cohn, day after Trump interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen returned to the White House on Friday to have lunch with President Donald Trump's top economic adviser, Gary Cohn, a White House official said, describing the meeting as "nothing out of the ordinary."

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White House stands by Trump, Kelly's comments

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders says that it is unfortunate that President Donald Trump and White House chief of staff John Kelly's comments following the Niger ambush were misunderstood.

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Russia-U.S. Diplomatic Dispute Could Endanger Syria Investigation

The two sides appear headed for a United Nations showdown over a panel investigating who was behind a deadly sarin attack in Syria last April.

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Raqqa to be part of 'federal Syria', U.S.-backed militia says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its political future to Kurdish-led autonomy plans for northern Syria.

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BRIEF-Manpowergroup reports Q3 EPS of $2.04

* Q3 earnings per share view $1.97 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Raqqa to be part of decentralized Syria, say Kurdish-led militia

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Raqqa will be part of a decentralized federal Syria now the city has been freed from Islamic State, the U.S.-backed militias that captured it said on Friday, tying its future to Kurdish-led plans to set up autonomous regions in the north.

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White and male: broader bureaucracy mirrors Trump cabinet's profile

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When Donald Trump faced criticism from advocacy groups for not including more women and minorities in his cabinet last January, the incoming administration promised that the lower rungs of the bureaucracy would ultimately look more diverse.

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BRIEF-CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.68

* CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP, INC. REPORTS THIRD QUARTER NET INCOME OF $348 MILLION AND DILUTED EPS OF $0.68

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Raqqa to be part of decentralized Syria, U.S.-backed SDF says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian city of Raqqa and surrounding province will be part of a decentralized federal Syria, the U.S.-backed Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF) militia that captured the city from Islamic State (IS) said on Friday.

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As a white nationalist speaks, a bell tolls for peace

As white supremacist leader Richard Spencer prepared to take the stage at the University of Florida, a concert of bells rang through campus leaving a poignant message of unity.

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Pakistan militant group finds likely replacement after U.S. drone strike kills leader

PESHAWAR, Pakistan (Reuters) - Senior militant commander Asad Afridi has emerged as the favorite to become the new leader of a deadly Pakistani Taliban faction, militant sources said on Friday, days after a U.S. drone strike killed the group's chief.

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China hires 10 banks including Citigroup, HSBC for $2 bln sovereign bond issue

HONG KONG, Oct 20 (Reuters) - China has hired 10 banks including Agricultural Bank of China Bank of Communications, and Citigroup for its $2 billion dollar-denominated sovereign bond issue, according to an internal bank memo seen by Reuters on Friday.

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BRIEF-‍Qualcomm Technologies and SenseTime Group announce plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence and machine learning for future mobile, IoT products​

* Co,SenseTime Group announce plans to collaborate on artificial intelligence and machine learning for future mobile, IoT products​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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82 kids are rescued in sex-trafficking crackdown

Two sisters, one 5 years old and the other 3 months old, were rescued in Denver by undercover agents during this year's FBI-led sting operation against sex traffickers, officials said.

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BRIEF-Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements with Baic Group and King Long

* Baidu signs strategic partnership agreements with Baic Group and King Long to accelerate autonomous driving

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Protesters to white nationalist speaker at University of Florida: 'Go home Nazis'

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" as a white nationalist gave a speech on Thursday at the University of Florida, where hundreds of police set up barricades and separated supporters and demonstrators to guard against violence.

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As ISIS’ Role in Syria Wanes, Other Conflicts Take the Stage

The Syrian war did not begin or end with the Islamic State. Who will control the cities and territories where ISIS was evicted is an open question.

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White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A senior White House aide said on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump would demand steps toward repealing Obamacare in any healthcare legislation, comments that cast doubt on the prospects for a short-term bill to shore up insurance markets.

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UPDATE 5-White House says rollback of Obamacare must be part of short-term fix

* Senate leaders have not committed to holding a vote (Updates with new comments from White House)

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What does White House call mean to the family of a fallen soldier?

It's one of the most heart-wrenching and somber functions of a commander in chief: calling or writing the grieving family of a fallen soldier.

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White nationalist heckled at University of Florida speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Protesters shouted "Go home Nazis" at a white nationalist at the University of Florida on Thursday, disrupting his speech at the campus that erected barricades and deployed hundreds of police officers to guard against violence.

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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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Protesters denounce white nationalist's speech at Florida university

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Several hundred protesters marched at the University of Florida on Thursday to denounce a speech by a white nationalist, saying his white supremacy message had no place on the campus that was filled with police and barricades to guard against unrest.

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Bush: White supremacy is 'blasphemy'

Former President George W. Bush condemned bigotry and white supremacy Thursday morning while endorsing policies that run counter to those supported by President Donald Trump.

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State to Review Women’s Complaints About Branding in Secretive Group

In other fallout, a doctor who is accused of showing violent images to women as part of a study for the group has resigned from an Albany hospital.

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Bush: White supremacy is blasphemy

Former President George W. Bush delivers a speech on divisiveness in US politics.

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Florida college braces for protests over white nationalist's speech

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police officers wearing bulletproof vests were deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday to guard against unrest over a speech by a white nationalist that was expected to draw thousands in protest.

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Senator McCain suggests subpoena to make White House cyber aide testify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Senator John McCain suggested on Thursday that a powerful congressional committee he controls may consider issuing a subpoena in order to make the White House's top cyber security official testify.

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MOVES-Fisch, Sycomore, Sanne Group

Oct 19 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Thursday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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U.S.-backed forces in Syria holding foreign Islamic State leaders

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria have detained senior foreign Islamic State leaders in months of fighting for Raqqa, but it is not yet clear if they will be repatriated after facing trial, a spokesman said on Thursday.

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France criticizes Russian stance on Syria toxic gas probe

PARIS (Reuters) - France criticized Russia on Thursday for calling into question an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Obama hits campaign trail for first time since leaving White House

(Reuters) - Former President Barack Obama returns to the campaign trail on Thursday for the first time since he left the White House, venturing out to support Democrats in two governor's races that could offer a clue about the national mood before next year's midterm elections.

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Florida police brace for protests with speech by white nationalist

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (Reuters) - Hundreds of police will be deployed at the University of Florida on Thursday as thousands are poised to protest a speech by an avowed white nationalist, an event that prompted the governor to declare a state of emergency in preparation for possible violence.

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UF braces for white supremacist speech, protests

The University of Florida in Gainesville is bracing for a day of protests Thursday when white supremacist Richard Spencer arrives to deliver a speech on his racist views on campus.

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White House seeks to explain unreleased Niger statement

It's not clear why it took President Donald Trump 12 days to publicly comment on the deaths of US troops killed in an ambush in Niger, but it wasn't for lack of effort from some White House officials.

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Editorial: The White House Sees Only Dollar Signs in the Arctic

With subterfuge and an ear for those who can gain financially, the administration pushes to drill oil and mine gold in fragile areas.

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UPDATE 8-White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

* Democrat Schumer blasts Trump's shifting stances (Adds detail from court hearing in third to last paragraph)

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BRIEF-CME Group and Japan Exchange Group enter into agreement to launch Japanese YEN-denominated topix futures contract on CME ‍​

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White House says Trump's check to military family has been sent

That was the message from the White House on Wednesday after the father of a slain U.S. Army sergeant said a generous offer from President Donald Trump had not materialized.

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Exclusive: White House to nominate Simons, Phillips, Chopra to FTC - White House official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House will nominate Joseph Simons, Noah Phillips and Rohit Chopra to the Federal Trade Commission, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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Fed to step-up focus on payment security with study, working groups: Fed's Powell

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping-up its focus on payment security as the industry reaches a "critical juncture" driven by new technologies, Federal Reserve board governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday.

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Fed to step-up focus on payment security with study, working groups -Fed's Powell

WASHINGTON, Oct 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Reserve is stepping-up its focus on payment security as the industry reaches a "critical juncture" driven by new technologies, Federal Reserve board governor Jerome Powell said on Wednesday.

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A Trove of Yiddish Artifacts Rescued From the Nazis, and Oblivion

Hidden in a church basement and forgotten, the books and documents recently discovered provide sharp new insights into Jewish life and literature.

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Trump, Puerto Rico governor to discuss hurricane aid at White House

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Puerto Rico Governor Ricardo Rossello are due to meet at the White House on Thursday to discuss rebuilding efforts after Hurricane Maria devastated the island a month ago, the White House said.

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Syrian militant group releases video of leader apparently uninjured

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Two weeks after Russia said it had critically injured the leader of the Tahrir al-Sham militant group in Syria, an undated video was published on Wednesday, purporting to show its leader Abu Mohamad al-Golani, apparently in good health.

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White House says Trump opposes Senate's bipartisan Obamacare deal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers suffered major setbacks on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and senior Republicans speaking out against it.

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Trump to announce Fed chair decision in 'coming days': White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision on who will be the chair of the Federal Reserve in the "coming days," White House spokeswoman Sarah Sanders said on Wednesday.

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Trump says he has proof his version of call to widow is accurate. White House says others were in the room

White House press secretary Sarah Sanders said Wednesday there is no recording of President Donald Trump's call with Myeshia Johnson, the widow of Sgt. La David Johnson, who was among the four soldiers killed in Niger.

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White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan deal from two U.S. senators to stabilize Obamacare by restoring subsidies to health insurers ran into trouble on Wednesday with the White House saying President Donald Trump now opposes it and a senior Senate Republican saying it has stalled.

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UPDATE 5-White House says Trump opposes bipartisan Senate deal on Obamacare

* Democrat Schumer blasts Trump's shifting stances (Adds Senator Thune comments, action by Democratic attorneys general)

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Some children's GPS watches have security flaws: EU consumer group

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Some smartwatches for children sold in Europe pose security risks, including potentially allowing hackers to take control of and track a watch, the EU's main consumer lobby said on Wednesday, following a new report by one of its members.

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U.S., Russia set for likely U.N. row over Syria toxic gas inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States said on Wednesday it would push the United Nations Security Council to renew within days an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, setting the stage for a likely showdown with Russia.

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UPDATE 3-Assurant enters Asia-Pacific with $1.9 bln Warranty Group deal

* Warranty provides extended warranty contracts on consumer goods (Adds link to Breakingviews item)

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Russian, Israeli leaders discuss Iran nuclear program, Syria, Iraq

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin had a telephone conversation with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu to discuss the Iran nuclear program, the Kremlin said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-EMC Insurance Group Inc. announces estimate for third quarter catastrophe and storm losses

* EMC Insurance Group Inc. announces estimate for third quarter catastrophe and storm losses, and third quarter earnings call and access information

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BRIEF-Assurant to acquire the Warranty Group in transaction valued at $2.5 billion

* Assurant to acquire the Warranty Group in transaction valued at $2.5 Billion

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Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rams police truck, kills seven

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A Pakistani Taliban suicide bomber rammed a car into a police truck in the southwestern city of Quetta on Wednesday, killing at least seven people, police said.

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Inside a Secretive Group Where Women Are Branded

A self-help organization in Albany called Nxivm has begun to unravel as members reveal disturbing practices and fears of blackmail.

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White House won't say if staffers have chartered planes

The White House has declined to answer a House committee's questions about whether members of President Donald Trump's staff have chartered private or military aircraft, practices that have landed other members of the Trump administration in hot water.

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Market strategist Marc Faber: 'Thank God white people populated America, and not the blacks'

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White man charged with hate crime in black Army officer's murder in Maryland

(Reuters) - A white man was indicted on a hate crime charge on Tuesday in the stabbing death of a newly commissioned black U.S. Army officer on the University of Maryland campus in May, a county prosecutor said.

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US investigators believe a company financed by Putin's 'chef' financed a group that spread fake news last year

Yevgeny Prigozhin is a Russian oligarch dubbed "chef" to President Vladimir Putin by the Russian press. In 2002, he served caviar and truffles to President George W. Bush during a summit in St. Petersburg. Before that, he renovated a boat that became the city's most exclusive restaurant.

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BRIEF-Payments Canada, Bank Of Canada, TMX Group announce collaboration

* Payments canada - Co, Bank Of Canada, TMX Group announced collaboration to experiment with integrated securities, payment settlement platform

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BRIEF-CALIAN GROUP ‍AWARDS CONTRACT BY DCT DELTA GMBH

* ‍awarded a contract by dct delta gmbh, based in bodman, germany​

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Islamic State defeated in its Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had defeated Islamic State in its former capital Raqqa on Tuesday, raising their flags over the jihadist group's last footholds in the city after a four-month battle.

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Islamic State defeated in their Syrian capital Raqqa

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias raised a flag inside Raqqa stadium on Tuesday, a Reuters witness said, as a four-month battle to take Islamic State's Syrian capital came to an end.

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UPDATE 1-HNA Group to invest $7.6 bln in tourism, digital transformation

BEIJING, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Chinese aviation to financial services conglomerate HNA Group Co Ltd will invest 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion) to promote tourism and digital transformation, a senior company official said on Tuesday.

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Islamic State cleared from Syria's Raqqa: monitoring group

RAQQA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias have completely taken Syria's Raqqa from Islamic State, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Dixie Group announces reorganization of the commercial business

* Announces reorganization of the commercial business under David Hobbs

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BRIEF-China Lodging Group reports preliminary Q3 results for hotel operations

* Announces its preliminary results for hotel operation in the third quarter of 2017

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HNA Group to invest $7.6 billion in tourism, digital transformation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's HNA Group Co Ltd [HNAIRC.UL] plans to invest 50 billion yuan ($7.6 billion) in tourism and digital transformation, a company executive said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 2-Troubled education group Pearson nudges profit forecast higher​

* Helped by cost cuts, rental and digital offerings (Adds CEO comments, detail, background)

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Afghan schools closing due to violence, undermining gains in educating girls, says rights group

KABUL (Reuters) - Spreading violence in Afghanistan is forcing many schools to close, undermining fragile gains in education for young girls in a war-ravaged country where millions of girls have never been to school, said a Human Rights Watch report released on Tuesday.

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Iraqi-backed Yazidi group takes over Sinjar after Kurdish pullout: residents

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - An Iraqi Yazidi group affiliated with Iraq's Shi'ite-led Popular Mobilisation took full control on Tuesday of the Yazidi city of Sinjar, in the north west of the country, residents told Reuters.

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Florida governor declares emergency before white nationalist's speech

(Reuters) - Florida Governor Rick Scott declared a state of emergency on Monday ahead of a speech by a white nationalist leader later this week at the University of Florida, in order to free up resources to prepare for possible violence.

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UPDATE 2-Lufthansa, easyJet among seven bidders for ailing Alitalia

* Lufthansa, easyJet bid only for parts of airline (Recasts after Alitalia, easyJet statements, adds analysts, context)

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BRIEF-Argo Group provides preliminary Q3 estimates for natural catastrophes and other property losses

* Argo Group provides preliminary estimates for natural catastrophes and other property losses during its 2017 third quarter

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BRIEF-Hain Celestial Group Inc says CEO Irwin Simon‍​'s FY 2017 total compensation was $5.0 million ‍​

* Hain Celestial Group Inc says CEO Irwin Simon‍​'s fy 2017 total compensation was $5.0 million versus $4.6 million in FY 2016 ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ymM50e) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Golden Ocean Group starts equity offering

* Golden Ocean Group Ltd - ‍commenced an equity offering for issue of new common shares of company for gross proceeds of about $66 million​

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BRIEF-Rosetta Stone says board unanimously voted to increase size to seven members​

* Rosetta Stone Inc - ‍board of directors of co unanimously voted to increase size of its board by one seat to seven members​ - SEC filing Source: (http://bit.ly/2gecQt7) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Golden Ocean Group acquires 2 modern capesize vessels

* GOGL - acquisition of two modern capesize vessels and termination of waiver restrictions

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MOVES-Bentham IMF, RenCap Securities, Crayhill Capital Management, Macquarie Group

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Trump, McConnell show Republican unity at White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Senate Majority leader Mitch McConnell tried to move past the tensions that followed the collapse of the healthcare reform effort on Monday with a show of unity that focused on tax reform and other items on the Republican agenda.

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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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EPA head seeks to avoid settlements with green groups

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency issued a directive to his agency on Monday seeking to end the practice of settling lawsuits with environmental groups behind closed doors, saying the groups have had too much influence on regulation.

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BRIEF-TMX group and Shenzhen Stock Exchange sign Memorandum of Understanding

* TMX Group and Shenzhen Stock Exchange sign Memorandum of Understanding

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Weinstein Company Agrees to a Rescue Investment From Colony Capital

The Weinstein Company, reeling from scandals surrounding Harvey Weinstein, said on Monday that it had agreed to a financial lifeline from Colony Capital.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Democracy Is Possible in Syria. My Friend Knew How.

Mehmet Aksoy died helping to build a free society in a region that sorely needs one. Now I’m sharing his final call to action.

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Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in Nairobi after elections: rights groups

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police killed at least 33 people in the capital during a crackdown following elections in August, Amnesty International and Human Rights Watch said on Monday.

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White House pitches corporate tax cut as win for workers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration said in an analysis released on Monday that middle-class Americans would see incomes eventually rise more than $4,000 if President Donald Trump's corporate tax cuts were enacted, seeking to counter Democratic criticisms that its tax proposals overwhelmingly benefit the rich.

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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.

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Why Bannon could have more influence on Trump from outside the White House

Golf diplomacy, a key assist for Nancy Pelosi, big questions about what the White House would accept in a bipartisan health care deal and behind-the-curtain details of President Trump's relationship with former chief strategist Stephen Bannon: it's all a part of our "Inside Politics" forecast, where you get a taste of tomorrow's news today.

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Final assault starts on Syria's Raqqa as some Islamic State fighters quit

AIN ISSA, Syria (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias said they had launched their final assault on Syria's Raqqa on Sunday after a convoy of Islamic State fighters left the city, leaving only a hardcore of jihadists to mount a last stand.

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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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Syrian Islamic State fighters evacuate Raqqa city: SDF

AIN ISSA, SYRIA (Reuters) - A group of Islamic State fighters evacuated the Syrian city of Raqqa overnight, taking civilians with them as human shields, a militia spokesman told Reuters on Sunday.

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Group that presents Academy Awards expels movie mogul over allegations of sex assault and harassment

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U.S.-backed SDF to let Syrian Islamic State fighters leave Raqqa

AIN ISSA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian Islamic State fighters are set to abandon Raqqa in a withdrawal agreed with U.S.-backed Syrian militias that have them surrounded, a militia spokesman said on Saturday, as the jihadists' defeat in their former Syrian capital edged closer.

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ISIS setbacks reported in Syria

ISIS is said to have suffered key setbacks in Syria, with US-led coalition forces grabbing more turf in the terror group's self-declared capital of Raqqa and the Syrian military seizing a key eastern city.

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Islamic State faces imminent Raqqa defeat, Syrian YPG says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Islamic State is on the verge of defeat in Syria's Raqqa and the city may finally be cleared of the jihadists on Saturday or Sunday, the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia said on Saturday.

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Activists say dozens of busses enter Syria's Raqqa as battle with IS nears end

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of busses entered Syria's Islamic State-held Raqqa city overnight, an activist group with sources in Raqqa said on Saturday.

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Ex-White House Chief of Staff Is Interviewed by Special Counsel

Reince Priebus, who was fired in July, was the first senior administration official known to have been questioned by Robert Mueller’s investigators.

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WHO says attack on Syria vaccine store leaves children at risk

LONDON (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Friday it had received reports of an attack on medical facilities in eastern Syria that had destroyed a store containing more than 130,000 vaccine doses against measles and polio.

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Green groups criticize Trump pick for White House environmental policy post

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Green groups on Friday slammed U.S. President Donald Trump for choosing a nominee for White House environmental panel who wrote in an opinion article last year that carbon dioxide is not a pollutant.

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Russia questions future of Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday questioned the work and future of an inquiry into who is to blame for toxic gas attacks in Syria and said it would decide whether to support extending the mandate after investigators submit their next report to U.N. Security Council.

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What now for the girls of war-torn Syria?

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Pakistan's hostage rescue hailed, but tensions with U.S. remain

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - The freeing of a hostage U.S.-Canadian family by Pakistan's army has been hailed by officials as a positive step in mending ties between Washington and Islamabad, but those hoping fresh start in their fraught relationship seem likely to be disappointed.

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Syrian fighter pilot on trial for espionage in Turkey returns to Syria

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - A Syrian fighter pilot who was detained after crashing in southern Turkey in March has returned to Syria after a Turkish court released him on Friday, Syrian TV reported.

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Jay Pharoah on ‘White Famous,’ Culture Gaps and His Grandmother’s Meatloaf

The “Saturday Night Live” alumnus plays a rising comic courting a new level of fame in this show business satire on Showtime.

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BRIEF-K2M Group Holdings enters into an amendment to senior secured credit facilities credit agreement

* K2M Group Holdings - ‍entered into an amendment to co's senior secured credit facilities credit agreement, dated as of October 29, 2012​ - Sec filing

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Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey's military has begun setting up observation posts in northwest Syria's Idlib province, its General Staff said on Friday, part of a deployment that appears partly aimed at containing a Kurdish militia.

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How a Seed Bank, Almost Lost in Syria’s War, Could Help Feed a Warming Planet

A plant conservationist from Syria and his colleagues are safeguarding seeds that might be crucial when more parts of the world become as hot and arid as the Middle East.

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Turkish forces set up positions in Syria's Idlib-rebel

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish forces that entered Syria's Idlib province late on Thursday have started setting up observation positions that appear aimed at containing a Kurdish militia, a senior rebel involved in the operation said early on Friday.

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White House says it can't lawfully pay Obamacare subsidies

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will stop payments worth billions of dollars to health insurers to subsidize low-income Americans, the White House said on Thursday, a move health insurers have warned will cause chaos in insurance markets and a spike in premiums.

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White House chief of staff: Americans should be concerned about North Korea

White House Chief of Staff John Kelly said Thursday that Americans should be concerned about North Korea's ability to reach the United States with an intercontinental ballistic missile, cryptically telling reporters that if the threat grows "beyond where it is today, well, let's hope that diplomacy works."

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White House says Trump will stop subsidies that helped lower-income Americans buy health insurance

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California woman rescues horses, yaks and cows from deadly wildfires

(Reuters) - The acrid smell of smoke borne on hurricane-strength winds greeted horse trainer Rebecca Cushman before dawn, her phone ringing repeatedly as people frantically sought help saving their animals from California's deadly wildfires.

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Editorial: A Disaster in the White House for Puerto Rico

It’s only three weeks since the island was devastated by hurricanes, but the president can’t be bothered with it anymore.

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BRIEF-REV Group says secondary offering of 10 mln common shares priced at $27.25 per share

* REV Group, Inc. announces pricing of secondary offering of common stock

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White House chief of staff not quitting, says job is not to control Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House chief of staff John Kelly slapped down rumors that he was about to resign or be fired and said on Thursday his push to bring more order to the West Wing does not extend to controlling President Donald Trump or his social media habits.

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Watch Live: Times Journalists on Covering the Trump White House

Dean Baquet, the executive editor of The New York Times, joins the White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker in a TimesTalk about covering President Trump. The Times’s media columnist, Jim Rutenberg, will moderate.

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First Turkish military convoy enters Syria's Idlib

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A first convoy of the military operation that Turkey is carrying out in Syria's Idlib province crossed into the area late on Thursday, two rebels and a witness said.

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21st Century Fox Pressed by Investment Group to Overhaul Board

The CtW Investment Group said the company’s directors had failed to effectively address the “longtime ethics crisis” at Fox News in a way that put 21st Century Fox at risk.

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Opinion: White Nationalism Is the Real Threat to the West. Not Islam.

The rise of the far-right could destroy the liberal societies that we know and love.

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Man beaten by white supremacists in Charlottesville is arrested

In an incident captured on video and widely shared online, a black man was beaten by several white attackers in a parking garage during August's rally by white supremacists in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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U.S. energy head: Nuclear power rescue helps national security

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. energy secretary defended his plan to reward nuclear plants with incentives against criticism it would manipulate markets by telling a congressional hearing on Thursday that a strong domestic nuclear industry boosted national security.

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U.S. white nationalists sued over Virginia protest violence

(Reuters) - Eleven people have sued white nationalists whose rally in Charlottesville, Virginia, turned deadly this summer, saying they suffered emotional and physical trauma from protesters' threats and violence.

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White House chief of staff says he is not so frustrated he wants to leave

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - White House chief of staff John Kelly told reporters on Thursday he was not so frustrated in his job that he was considering leaving, tamping down reports about tension in the West Wing.

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White House 'committed' to Puerto Rico relief after Trump criticism

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that it was "committed" to disaster relief in Puerto Rico after President Donald Trump said government response teams could not stay in the U.S. territory "forever."

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In schools and hospitals, Turkey carves north Syria role

AL-BAB, Syria/BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Children returning to school in the northern Syrian city of al-Bab were handed a new textbook this term: "Türkçe Öğreniyorum" - "I am learning Turkish".

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Trump hinted at rescue last night, said it's a sign world respects US again

During a speech in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, President Donald Trump hinted to the Taliban's release of a US-Canadian family.

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Pakistan army rescues kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and three children

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's army said on Thursday it had rescued a kidnapped U.S.-Canadian couple and their three children after receiving intelligence from the United States, nearly five years after the couple was abducted in Afghanistan.

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Family held hostage by Taliban rescued after 5 years

An American woman, her Canadian husband and their three children have been freed from captivity by Pakistani security forces, nearly five years after being taken hostage by the Taliban in Afghanistan.

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Tight leash on costs helps Citigroup trump Wall Street view

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc's quarterly profit and revenue beat Wall Street expectations as the bank kept a tight lid on costs, booked a gain from an asset sale and saw strength in equity underwriting.

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BRIEF-Citigroup reports qtrly rev $18.17 bln vs $17.76 bln

* Qtrly earnings per share $1.42; qtrly revenue $18.17 billion versus $17.76 billion

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Citigroup profit rises on asset sale gain, lower costs

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc reported a higher quarterly profit as it kept costs lower, recorded a large gain from an asset sale and had a smaller-than-expected decline in trading revenue.

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U.S. Tillerson assures Washington's only goal in Syria is fighting IS: TASS cites Lavrov

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has given assurances that Washington's only goal in Syria is fighting Islamic State, the TASS news agency cited Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov as saying on Thursday.

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Pakistan rescues Canadian, American couple and their three children from 'terrorist custody'

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistani troops have rescued a Canadian man, his American wife and their three children from "terrorist custody" following a tip from U.S. intelligence agencies, the army said on Thursday.

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Netherlands wins its seventh world solar car challenge in Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The Netherlands claimed a seventh World Solar Challenge title on Thursday after its solar-powered car drove the length of Australia in a little over 37 hours.

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British jihadi 'White Widow' killed by U.S. drone: Sun report

LONDON (Reuters) - Sally Jones, a British jihadi who recruited online for the Islamic State group, has been killed in Syria by a U.S. drone along with her 12-year-old son, The Sun newspaper reported on Thursday.

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Syrian army battles Islamic State in al-Mayadin town: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian army and its allies have captured areas of Islamic State-held al-Mayadin in eastern Syria, a Hezbollah-run military news outlet reported on Thursday, in an advance into the jihadist group's main urban base of operations in Syria.

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BRIEF-Fugro divests non-core trenching and cable laying business to Global Marine Group

* FUGRO DIVESTS NON-CORE TRENCHING AND CABLE LAYING BUSINESS TO GLOBAL MARINE GROUP‍​

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White House nominates AccuWeather CEO to head climate agency

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday nominated the chief executive of AccuWeather Inc to head the government's meteorological agency that monitors the climate and issues daily weather forecasts.

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Lotte Group aims to sell Lotte Mart stores in China by year-end -exec

SEOUL, Oct 12 (Reuters) - South Korea's Lotte Group aims to sell its Lotte Mart stores in China by the end of this year, an executive said on Thursday, adding that several companies have expressed interest in the troubled assets.

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Mantra Group accepts Accor's $920 mln bid

* Merged group to have about 11 pct of Australian market-IBISWorld

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Trump nominates White House aide for homeland security post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, who as top aide to his White House chief of staff has sought to instill order in Trump's team, to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Salisbury Bancorp's CFO Donald E. White resigns

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Trump to name White House aide to homeland security post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, who as top aide to his White House chief of staff has sought to instill order in Trump's team, to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, the White House said in a statement on Wednesday.

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A rare white artist speaks out for his black fans

Thank you, Eminem, for your video stomp of President Donald Trump at the BET Awards. Somebody needed to say aloud the things black people have been saying to each other or muttering under our breath in frustration -- that "taking a knee" was never about disrespecting the flag or the military.

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BRIEF-XL Group ‍says preliminary estimate of losses relating to hurricanes about $1.33 bln

* Xl group announces preliminary loss estimates related to third quarter 2017 natural catastrophes

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MOVES- Venbrook Group, Harvest Global, Pine River Capital, Credit Suisse

Oct 11 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Wednesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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What Is It Like to Cover the Trump White House? Submit Your Questions

White House correspondents Maggie Haberman and Peter Baker will talk with Dean Baquet, our executive editor, on Thursday about covering the Trump administration.

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Trump to name White House aide to homeland security post: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump was expected to nominate Kirstjen Nielsen, who as top aide to his White House chief of staff has sought to instill order in Trump's team, to lead the U.S. Department of Homeland Security, a White House official said on Wednesday.

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White House Aide Is Selected to Run Homeland Security Department

President Trump’s choice, Kirstjen Nielsen, is at top aide to his chief of staff, John F. Kelly. Some White House aides had chafed at her regimented style.

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Sexual allegations cost powerful men their jobs. But not the White House

It took years for the stories to emerge, but when they did, Harvey Weinstein lost his job at the company that bears his name.

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The Cubs’ Secret to Success? Group Hugs

Wrigley Field is known as The Friendly Confines and the Cubs, with their pregame bonding ritual, seem to have become the friendliest of teams.

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Eurogroup head Dijsselbloem to leave Dutch politics

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Outgoing Dutch Finance Minister and Eurogroup head Jeroen Dijsselbloem will leave national politics when a new government takes office in approximately two weeks, he wrote in a letter on Wednesday.

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How a businessman struck a deal with Islamic State to help Assad feed Syrians

RAQQA/DUBAI (Reuters) - While Syrian President Bashar al-Assad was accusing the West of turning a blind eye to Islamic State smuggling, a member of his parliament was quietly doing business with the group, farmers and administrators in the militants' former stronghold said.

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BRIEF-Alibaba Group says to invest over $15 bln in R&D over next 3 years

* Alibaba group holding - ‍announced launch of global research program, alibaba damo academy, designed to increase technological collaboration worldwide​

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Trump to announce broad Iran strategy this week: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will make an announcement this week on an "overall Iran strategy," including whether to decertify the international deal curbing Tehran's nuclear program, the White House said on Tuesday.

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Mexico retail group says Sept same-store sales rose 5.6 pct

MEXICO CITY, Oct 10 (Reuters) - Mexico's retailers' association on Tuesday said that sales at stores open for at least a year rose 5.6 percent in September, compared to the same month a year earlier.

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MOVES- Investec, Houlihan Lokey, Citigroup

Oct 10 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Tuesday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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Turkish PM says Idlib operation aims to prevent migrant wave from Syria

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's military operations in Syria's rebel-held province of Idlib aim to prevent a wave of migration into Turkey, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-REV Group sees fiscal 2018 revenue in range of $2.4 to $2.7 bln​

* REV Group Inc says ‍expects full-year fiscal 2018 revenue to be in range of $2.4 to $2.7 billion​ - SEC filing

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Russia accuses U.S. of pretending to fight Islamic State in Syria, Iraq

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia accused the United States on Tuesday of pretending to fight Islamic State and of deliberately reducing its air strikes in Iraq to allow the group's militants to stream into Syria to slow the Russian-backed advance of the Syrian army.

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‘Trump White House’ Reality Show Recap: An Ex-Wife Claims First Lady Title

Melania Trump’s East Wing lashed out at President Trump’s first wife, Ivana, on Monday for jokingly referring to herself as first lady.

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After White House Issues Demands, Hopes for an Immigration Deal Dim

President Trump’s list of hard-line immigration measures revealed an unspoken truth: Optimism for a bipartisan deal to protect “Dreamers” was likely misplaced.

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Far right wants Austria to join group of anti-immigrant states

VIENNA (Reuters) - The far right Freedom Party (FPO), set to become kingmaker after elections on Oct. 15, wants Austria to join the Visegrad Group of central and east European states opposed to immigration.

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BRIEF-Los Angeles Times Media Group names Lewis D'Vorkin as Editor-In-Chief

* Says named Lewis D'Vorkin as editor-in-chief and Mickie Rosen as president​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Injuries on stairs occur in all age groups and abilities

(Reuters Health) - More than 1 million Americans injure themselves on stairs each year, according to a study in the American Journal of Emergency Medicine.

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NFL coach resigns after video shows him snorting white substance

Miami Dolphins offensive line coach Chris Foerster has quit his position after a video was released on social media showing him snorting a white powdery substance.

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BRIEF-Avis Budget renews and expands partnership with International Airlines Group

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DSW investor group rejects Linde-Praxair merger offer

BERLIN (Reuters) - German investors' association DSW recommended on Monday that shareholders in industrial gases group Linde not tender their shares in an exchange offer for its planned $80 billion merger with U.S. peer Praxair .

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Dove faces PR disaster over ad that showed black woman turning white

LONDON (Reuters) - A social media outcry over an advertisement for Dove body wash which showed a black woman removing her top to reveal a white woman has escalated into a public relations disaster for the Unilever brand.

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BRIEF-22nd Century Group announces $54 mln common stock only registered direct offering

* 22nd Century Group Inc announces $54 million common stock only registered direct offering

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Iran promises 'crushing' response if U.S. designates Guards a terrorist group

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran promised on Monday to give a "crushing" response if the United States designated its elite Revolutionary Guards as a terrorist group.

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UPDATE 1-French fashion group SMCP to price IPO at 20-25 euros/share

* SMCP enterprise value of 1.9-2.2 bln euros (Adds detail and background)

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Militants attack checkpoint in Somalia's Puntland, seven dead

BOSASO, Somalia (Reuters) - Islamist al Shabaab militants attacked a checkpoint in Somalia's semi-autonomous Puntland region, killing at least seven people in the early hours of Monday, police said.

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Telecoms and cable group Altice strikes debt refinancing deal

PARIS, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Altice, the acquisitive telecoms and cable group founded by billionaire Patrick Drahi, announced on Monday a debt refinancing deal which it said would lead to cost savings on interest payments and extend its debt maturity.

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Bob Corker may be right about Donald Trump's White House

In the end, Donald Trump finally pushed Sen. Bob Corker to the point of exasperation, frustration and exhaustion felt by vast numbers of Americans who despair of the President's behavior. "It's a shame the White House has become an adult day care center," tweeted Corker, referring to his fellow Republican as if he needs constant minding. "Someone obviously missed their shift this morning."

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For Deal on ‘Dreamers,’ White House Will Demand Crackdown on Child Border Crossers

President Trump will demand curbs on children from Central America and a boost in border security before he agrees to a “Dreamers” deal for legal status.

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Hezbollah leader says U.S. actions aiding Islamic State in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Hezbollah leader Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah said on Sunday that the United States was serving the interests of Islamic State by preventing the Syrian army and its allies advancing in some areas of eastern Syria.

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Turkish army surveys Syria's Idlib before deployment: sources

AMMAN/BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Turkish army reconnaissance team visited Syria's Idlib province on Sunday, a senior Syrian rebel said, before a planned deployment by Turkish-backed rebels to try to bolster a deal to reduce warfare in northwest Syria.

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Charlottesville mayor slams white supremacists for rally

Officials in Virginia denounced white supremacist Richard Spencer and dozens of his supporters who held another rally holding tiki torches in Charlottesville on Saturday night.

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White nationalists return to Charlottesville for torch-lit protest

(Reuters) - White nationalists briefly rallied on Saturday in Charlottesville, Virginia, where violent clashes in August led to the death of a woman who was run down by a car.

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Turkish military vehicles enter Syria's Idlib: sources

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkish military vehicles entered Syria's Idlib province on Sunday under escort from the Tahrir al-Sham jihadist alliance, a resident of the Syria-Turkey border area and a local rebel said.