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U.S. workforce shortages bolster case for Fed rate hikes

LINCOLNSHIRE, Ill. (Reuters) - HydraForce Inc is going to almost desperate lengths, including offering to bus in out-of-town workers, to find the muscle it needs to meet growing demand for hydraulic valves from its three factories north of Chicago.

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Trump goes to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special House election

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania on Thursday to show his backing for the Republican candidate in a special congressional election where Democrats are hoping to score another upset victory in Trump-friendly territory.

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Letters: ‘I Voted for Donald Trump, and I Regret It’

Two readers express their disappointment in his presidency.

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North Korea Olympic officials in Switzerland ahead of IOC talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean Olympic officials arrived in Switzerland on Thursday ahead of weekend talks at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to finalize Pyongyang's participation in the Winter Games in South Korea next month.

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Tillerson to visit Europe next week for talks on Iran, Syria: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will travel to Europe next week, stopping in London and Paris for talks on Iran and Syria before heading on to Davos, Switzerland, for the World Economic Forum and then to Warsaw, the State Department said on Thursday.

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Venezuela talks off in row over fugitive ex-policeman's death

CARACAS (Reuters) - Talks between Venezuela's government and the opposition coalition foundered on Thursday after the opposition denied providing information that led to the death of a rogue former policeman and six other anti-government militants.

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Trump flies to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a critical loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump is wading back into congressional politics on Thursday when he travels to western Pennsylvania to signal his backing for the party's candidate in a special election.

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Trump muddles talks on government funding ahead of House vote on shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump complicated Republican efforts on Thursday to reach agreement on a temporary extension of government funding to avert a shutdown, blasting a plan to entice Democrats by funding a children's health insurance program.

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Nassar says his case is a 'media circus'

Serial sexual abuser Larry Nassar accused the judge presiding over his case of conducting a "four-day sentencing media circus" for her own benefit, he wrote in a letter read aloud in court on Thursday

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California abuse case sparks calls for home-schooling oversight

(Reuters) - Lawmakers and advocacy groups are calling for more oversight of home-schooling after a California couple using this method of education was charged with torturing their 13 children.

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Oil specialist Westbeck to launch electric vehicle hedge fund

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil-focused hedge fund firm Westbeck Capital will enter new territory next month with an equities fund designed to tap into growing excitement over electric vehicles, according to...

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Trump Denies Changing His Position on Border Wall

In an early morning tweet, President Trump contradicted his chief of staff and said his position on building a wall between the United States and Mexico had not “evolved.”

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South Africa's Ramaphosa talks tough on state graft, signals departure from Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa on Thursday welcomed moves taken by prosecutors against companies accused of corruption and said the ruling party would impose the policy certainty needed to attract investment to the country.

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Aziz Ansari Case Sparks Conversation About Consent

A sexual-misconduct allegation against the comedian Aziz Ansari adds a new dimension to discussions of dating norms and consent.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Donald Trump Gets His Sanity Grades

Relax, this man knows his camels.

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Sex Abuse Case Shadows Pope Francis’ Visit to Peru

Prosecutors say that Luis Fernando Figari, who led a powerful all-male Catholic organization, perpetrated sexual and physical abuse. He moved to Rome in 2015.

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Trump looks to boost Republican in Pennsylvania special election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a disastrous loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump will again wade into congressional politics on Thursday when he travels to western Pennsylvania to signal support for the Republican candidate in a special election there.

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Judge doubles as therapist in Larry Nassar case

As a teenager, Amanda Cormier loved music. She would sing in musicals and choirs and be endlessly creative as she wrote songs on the guitar, she said.

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Case raises questions about home school regulation

David Turpin, administrator and principal of a Southern California private school operated out of his home, gave it an inviting name: Sandcastle Day School.

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Trump on shutdown talks: 'Working on it'

President Donald Trump promised that his administration is "working on it" as he faced a flurry of questions Wednesday about discussions to reach an immigration deal and fund the government.

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With eye on Brexit talks, May to deepen security ties with France

LONDON/PARIS (Reuters) - Britain and France will agree on Thursday to deepen security cooperation, a move which Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win her goodwill in talks on leaving the European Union.

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Letters: ‘Vision, Chutzpah and Some Testosterone’

A year into Trump’s presidency, we asked his voters for a progress report.

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'Jersey Shore' star Sorrentino to plead guilty in tax case

(Reuters) - Former reality TV celebrity Michael "The Situation" Sorrentino is expected to plead guilty in a tax evasion case where U.S. prosecutors accused him and his brother of hiding millions of dollars he made while starring in the MTV series "Jersey Shore."

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Brazilians rush to get yellow fever vaccinations amid fatal cases

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazilians lined up for hours to get yellow fever vaccinations in Brazil's largest states, alarmed by the increase in the number of fatal cases of infection and a warning from the World Health Organization to tourists visiting parts of the country.

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Trump ex-aide Bannon agrees to Mueller probe interview, avoiding grand jury

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former White House strategist Steve Bannon has reached agreement with U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller to be interviewed by Mueller's investigators rather than appearing before a grand jury, a source familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Taliban leader approved Islamabad meeting on Afghan peace talks: sources

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A delegation approved by the Taliban's supreme leader visited the Pakistani capital this week for exploratory talks on restarting peace negotiations to end Afghanistan's 16-year war, two senior officials in the movement said.

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Bannon Agrees to Cooperate With Mueller Inquiry

Stephen K. Bannon, the president’s former chief strategist, will be interviewed by investigators for the special counsel rather than go in front of a grand jury.

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Bannon will do interview with special counsel, avoiding grand jury for now

Steve Bannon has struck a deal with special counsel Robert Mueller's team and will be interviewed by prosecutors instead of testifying before the grand jury, two people familiar with the process told CNN. He is expected to cooperate with the special counsel, the sources said.

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U.N. mediator invites Syria, opposition to Vienna talks next week

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations Special Envoy for Syria said on Wednesday he had invited the Syrian government and opposition to a special meeting to be held next week in Vienna, Austria.

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BRIEF-Dentsply Sirona Says ‍CEO Appointment Donald Casey Jr. Will Be Paid An Annual Base Salary Of $925,000​

* DENTSPLY SIRONA SAYS ‍CEO APPOINTMENT DONALD M. CASEY JR. WILL BE PAID AN ANNUAL BASE SALARY OF $925,000​ - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mHy2KG) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Vale could be 'natural' owner for Samarco, in talks with BHP -director

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Brazil's Vale is in talks with Anglo American BHP Billiton Plc on options for their joint venture Samarco, and it may be easier for Vale to resolve that miner's problems as sole owner, a director of the Brazilian mining company said on Wednesday.

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Top German Social Democrats urge party to back coalition talks with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading German Social Democrats (SPD) urged delegates on Tuesday to back coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and warned that shunning another tie-up would further damage the party's already dire ratings.

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Vale could be a 'natural' owner for Samarco; in talks with BHP -director

SAO PAULO, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Miner Vale SA is in talks with BHP Billiton Plc on options for their Brazilian joint venture Samarco, and Vale could be a 'natural' owner of the project, a director of the Brazilian mining company said on Wednesday.

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Gerrymandering case reaches Pennsylvania court with stakes for 2018 election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's high court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether the state's congressional districts were illegally drawn to benefit Republican lawmakers, a case that could have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.

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The Next Hurdle for a Healthy Trump? Getting Some Exercise

Washington often holds the mantle of the fittest city in the United States. It is now home to a president who has no interest in exercise.

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Thai court drops royal insult case over ancient king

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's military court on Wednesday dropped the prosecution of an 85-year-old academic who had been accused of royal insult for questioning the truth of a 17th century elephant-back battle, he and his lawyer said.

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The Awl and The Hairpin, Eccentric Showcases for Writers, Are Shutting Down

The Awl’s publisher said “a steady decline in direct sales” was to blame. For years, the websites featured intelligent writing on eclectic subjects.

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DACA talks back to starting line after Trump meeting

After months of frenzied negotiations, talks on Capitol Hill on immigration policy were suddenly muted Tuesday, as lawmakers returned faced the continued controversy of over President Donald Trump's vulgar remarks and the looming threat of a government shutdown.

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Mueller probe would continue during a government shutdown

The special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller would be able to continue, even if the federal government shuts down over an impasse on the budget.

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Rio Tinto says U.S. SEC fraud case should be dismissed

NEW YORK, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Rio Tinto Plc on Tuesday said a U.S. regulator's lawsuit accusing the big Anglo-Australian mining company of fraud for overstating the value of Mozambique coal assets it had bought in 2011 should be dismissed.

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Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYTimes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe of alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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History suggests Trump avoiding interview with Mueller is unlikely

If special counsel Robert Mueller wants to talk to the President, there's not much Donald Trump's team can do to stop him, if history is any guide. Past presidents' legal teams have always lost when they tried to avoid testifying or turning over documents in criminal investigations.

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Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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California-Trump administration fuel-efficiency talks intensify

DETROIT, Jan 16 (Reuters) - California and the Trump administration will hold a series of new talks over fuel efficiency rules as the auto industry still hopes for a deal to retain nationwide requirements.

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Aside from Trump limelight, Davos discreetly pushes peace talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will hog the limelight at the World Economic Forum (WEF) in Davos next week, but behind the scenes some of the world's leading diplomats will be working on some of humanity's knottiest conflicts.

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Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

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Special counsel subpoenas former Trump aide Bannon: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Russia and Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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NYT: Mueller subpoenas Bannon in Russia probe

Special counsel Robert Mueller subpoenaed former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon last week, The New York Times reported Tuesday.

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Ex-Trump adviser Bannon subpoenaed in special counsel Russia probe

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steve Bannon, a former top adviser to U.S. President Donald Trump, has been subpoenaed to testify before a grand jury as part of a special counsel's probe into alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the New York Times reported on Tuesday.

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Opinion: Pros/cons if Trump talks to Mueller

The Washington Post reported last week that special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office will likely seek an interview with the President. Trump indicated he might be willing to be interviewed by Mueller's team, but more recently, he said, "We'll see what happens."

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Bannon Is Subpoenaed in Mueller’s Russia Investigation

The move marks the first time the special counsel is known to have used a grand jury subpoena to seek information from a member of President Trump’s inner circle.

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Trump Comments, Infuriating Africans, May Set Back U.S. Interests

Experts fear that the president’s about remarks “shithole countries” could set back United States interests in the world’s fastest-growing continent.

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UPDATE 2-HSH Nordbank suitors J.C. Flowers and Cerberus to begin exclusive talks

* Bid topped 700 mln euros -source (Adds detail on consortium)

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BRIEF-Bombardier Specialized Aircraft Says Conair Group Purchased Six Q400 Aircraft

* BOMBARDIER AND CONAIR ANNOUNCE PURCHASE AGREEMENT FOR SIX Q400 AIRCRAFT FOR CONVERSION INTO Q400 MULTIROLE AIRTANKERS‍​

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Baghdad reports 'atmosphere of trust' in talks with Kurdistan region

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's central government said "an atmosphere of trust" marked talks held on Monday with the semi-autonomous Kurdistan region to resolve a conflict that triggered armed clashes in October.

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UPDATE 1-HSH Nordbank suitors J.C. Flowers and Cerberus to begin exclusive talks

* Bid topped 700 mln euros -source (Adds detail on bid, rivals)

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U.S. diplomat has talks Pakistan amid tension over Trump 'deceit' tweet

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat had talks in Pakistan on Monday following an outcry over President Donald Trump's accusation that the nuclear-armed South Asian state had engaged in "lies and deceit" as a U.S. ally in the war in neighboring Afghanistan.

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J.C. Flowers, Cerberus enter exclusive talks over HSH Nordbank buy-sources

BERLIN/FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The state owners of Germany's HSH Nordbank on Monday granted prospective buyers J.C. Flowers and Cerberus exclusivity as long-running attempts to privatise the ailing bank near conclusion, two people close to the matter said.

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BMW optimistic on favorable outcome to NAFTA talks

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW is optimistic Washington's drive to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will result in a deal that benefits the German carmaker, it said on Monday.

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BMW optimistic on favourable outcome to NAFTA talks

FRANKFURT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - BMW is optimistic Washington's drive to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) will result in a deal that benefits the German carmaker, it said on Monday.

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Canada's RNC Minerals in talks to fund battery material mine

TORONTO, Jan 15 (Reuters) - RNC Minerals is in talks with commodity traders, mine operators and financiers to help secure $1 billion to build the world's biggest nickel and cobalt project next year, the Canadian miner said.

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Sidebar: A Case for Math, Not ‘Gobbledygook,’ in Judging Partisan Voting Maps

If courts are to combat voting districts warped by politics, a judge wrote, they must take account of advances in social science.

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Koreas agree to hold Olympics talks on Wednesday, Seoul says

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea agreed to hold working talks on Wednesday on the North sending athletes to next month's Winter Olympics in the South, Seoul's unification ministry said, as months-long tensions over the North's weapons programs ease.

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North Korea requests talks on Olympics with South on Jan. 17: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has requested working talks on sending its athletes to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics be held on Jan. 17 at the truce village of Panmunjom, the South's unification ministry said in a mobile text message.

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‘I’m Not a Racist,’ Trump Says in Denying Vulgar Comment

“I’m not a racist. I’m the least racist person you will ever interview, that I can tell you,” President Trump said in Florida.

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Colombia's ELN rebels must halt attacks, restart talks: U.N.

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's ELN rebel group must cease attacks and re-start peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid renewed violence after the end of a ceasefire between the two sides.

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A DACA Question: Should Judges Use Local Cases to Halt National Orders?

When a federal judge in California ordered a stop to a key plank of President Trump’s immigration agenda, he revived a debate over the impartiality of the judiciary.

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UPDATE 2-Carillion holds survival talks under close UK government watch

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Carillion held further emergency funding talks on Sunday as the British government said it hoped that the struggling construction and services company's partners will find the cash it needs to stay in business.

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Afghans Say Talks With Taliban Are Underway; Insurgents Deny It

A private television station showed images from informal meetings that began in Turkey over the weekend between Afghan officials and insurgents.

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Airbus in talks on 70-80 million euro deal to end German probe: paper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Airbus is in talks with German prosecutors to end an investigation into the sale of Eurofighter jets to Austria in exchange for a settlement of between 70 million and 80 million euros ($85 million to $98 million), a German newspaper reported.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal to address the country's political and economic crisis.

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Airbus says in talks to end German Eurofighter investigation

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus said on Saturday it was in talks with Munich prosecutors that could lead to the termination of their investigation into alleged corruption in the sale of Eurofighter combat jets to Austria in 2003.

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Suspect held after first court appearance in fatal Kansas 'swatting' case

(Reuters) - A California man accused of making a hoax call that led police in Kansas to kill an unarmed man was in a Wichita jail on Saturday after his first court appearance in the "swatting" case, local media reported.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to hold working-level talks at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom on Jan. 15, South Korea's unification ministry said in a statement on Saturday.

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South Korea and North Korea to hold working-level talks on January 15: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea and South Korea have agreed to have working-level talks on Jan. 15 at the Tongil Pavilion on the North Korean side of the truce village of Panmunjom, news agency Yonhap reported.

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South Korea says North Korea suggested talks to send performance group to winter olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's unification ministry said on Saturday that North Korea has proposed working-level talks on the prospects of sending its performance 'art' group to the winter olympics held in the South.

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Editorial: Donald Trump Flushes Away America’s Reputation

No useful answers on immigration will come from a bigoted president with warp view of the world, and his nation’s principles.

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Venezuela government, opposition resume talks in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders resumed talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday, seeking to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the OPEC country.

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News Analysis: A President Who Fans, Rather Than Douses, the Nation’s Racial Fires

After his latest incendiary comments, the president’s critics say there is no doubt he is a racist. The White House calls such suggestions “insulting.”

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Trump Administration Wants More Control Over U.S. Lands for Border Wall

“This should set off all kinds of red flags,” said one advocate, fearing the land grab will violate civil liberties. Others say it will harm the environment.

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Mueller to request May 14 trial date for Manafort and associate: court filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel in the Russia probe Robert Mueller will request a trial date of May 14 for Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort and Manafort's associate Richard Gates, Mueller said in a court filing in U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia Friday.

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Klansman convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' case dies in prison

A Klansman found guilty for his role in the 1964 Freedom Summer killings of three civil rights workers has died in prison, according to the Mississippi Department of Corrections.

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HSH Nordbank may pick bidder for exclusive talks next week -sources

BERLIN, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The state owners of Germany's HSH Nordbank may decide to enter exclusive negotiations with one of the remaining bidders for the bank next week as the long-running privatisation process nears conclusion, two people close to the matter said.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Time to Say It: Trump Is a Racist

We can’t know what’s in his heart. We can accurately describe his behavior.

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South Korea proposes talks on North Korea's participation in winter Olympics

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has proposed holding working-level talks with North Korea on the latter's participation in the winter Olympics set for next month, the south's unification ministry said on Friday.

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Indonesia in talks with Rio Tinto for Freeport acquisition - official

* Indonesia holding talks with Rio Tinto in connection with Freeport Indonesia (PT-FI) acquisition, unable to disclose details yet, PT Inalum CEO Budi Gunadi Sadikin said on Friday

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Twenty-one hours and counting: German coalition talks drag on

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats (SPD) worked through the night on Thursday to resolve differences on taxes, migration and other issues blocking formation of a new "grand coalition" government.

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German coalition talks drag on, president warns Europe at stake

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party grouping and Social Democrats (SPD) toiled deep into the night on Thursday to overcome differences on tax cuts and other issues that threatened to block a new "grand coalition" government.

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Korea talks ease war fears in Washington, but for how long?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month's Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States - at least for now.

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Trump Boasts of ‘Very Good Relationship’ With North Korean Leader

The president’s rosy description of his relationship with Kim Jong-un, the North Korean leader, was a jarring reversal in tone after months of the two leaders trading taunts.

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UPDATE 3-Canada talks tough on trade as endgame on NAFTA talks nears

LONDON, Ontario, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Canada is talking tough with the United States, stressing its determination to push back against what it says are unfair trade practices ahead of crucial talks to revamp the tri-nation North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Trump: I'll use NAFTA talks to make Mexico pay for the wall

President Donald Trump signaled Thursday that he is willing, if necessary, to use the NAFTA negotiations to make good on his promise for that Mexico will pay for a border wall.

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Europe at stake in German coalition talks: president tells negotiators

BERLIN (Reuters) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday reminded would-be coalition partners about the high stakes involved - and their responsibility for Europe - as negotiators worked through a tough final evening of talks about forming a new government.

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Trump allies urge him not to talk to Mueller

Close advisers and friends of President Donald Trump are warning him not to sit for an interview with special counsel Robert Mueller, with some expressing skepticism that there would be any circumstance in which it makes sense to voluntarily submit to an interview, according to multiple sources familiar with the ongoing discussions.

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Robert Caro and Carnegie Hall: Revisiting the ’60s

Known for his multivolume biography of Lyndon B. Johnson, Mr. Caro helped inspire a citywide cultural festival organized by Carnegie Hall.

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Texas Illegally Excluded Thousands From Special Education, Federal Officials Say

A state “target” meant to limit the number of students receiving special education services violated federal law, regulators said in a letter ordering the state to make amends.

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UPDATE 3-Strike threat looms as labour talks start in Germany

* Germany is Europe's economic powerhouse (Adds comments after talks, opinion poll)

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Grain glut leaves U.S. farmers facing losses from specialty corn

CHICAGO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - U.S. farmers who sought to boost revenues by planting corn used to make tortillas may be forced sell their crops at a loss to makers of ethanol or animal feed because of a glut of what typically is a human food-grade product.

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UPDATE 2-Strike threat looms as labour talks get under way in Germany

* Union IG Metall has threatened 24-hour strikes (Changes dateline, adds comment by company CEO)

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Robots Can’t Vote, but They Helped Elect Trump

The areas of the country with the largest robot work forces gave the president an unanticipated advantage in the Electoral College.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Wolff Eats Its Own

“Fire and Fury” does spectacular damage to Trump’s opposition.

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China's Xi supports progress in inter-Korean talks: South Korea's Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Thursday welcomed recent progress in inter-Korean talks during a phone call with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Moon's office said.

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UPDATE 3-Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

JAKARTA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.

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Merkel sees 'tough day' in crunch German coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said her conservatives still had high hurdles to clear in Thursday's talks on forming a coalition with Social Democrats (SPD) pressing for accelerated European integration.

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German SPD leader says still 'big hurdles' to clear in coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democrat (SPD) leader Martin Schulz said on Thursday his party had found common ground with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives in many areas but there were still "big hurdles" to clear before they could agree to join a governing coalition.

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UPDATE 1-Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

JAKARTA, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc over the Grasberg copper mine by June, although divestment issues are still unresolved, a mining ministry official said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Strike threat looms as labour talks get under way in Germany

* Union IG Metall has threatened 24-hour strikes (Recasts, adds comments by head of Gesamtmetall)

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Indonesia hopes to finalise Freeport contract talks by June

* Indonesia hopes to finalise contract talks with Freeport McMoRan Inc by June this year, said Coal and Minerals Director General Bambang Gatot

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Photocopier pioneer Xerox in talks for deal with Japan's Fujifilm: WSJ

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp , under pressure to find new growth sources amid shrinking demand for its printer and copier business, is in talks for a deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings that could include a change in control of Xerox, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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UPDATE 2-Photocopier pioneer Xerox in talks for deal with Japan's Fujifilm -WSJ

* Activist investor Carl Icahn has called for new leadership at Xerox

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Kellyanne Conway: 'Nobody here talks about Hillary Clinton'

Kellyanne Conway claimed Wednesday evening that while many cannot get over the 2016 presidential election, the White House does not talk about Hillary Clinton.

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More cases reported in deadly US E. coli outbreak

Federal health officials reported seven additional cases of E. coli illness Wednesday in a deadly E. coli outbreak that has now struck 15 US states.

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Xerox in talks for deal with Fujifilm: WSJ

(Reuters) - Printer manufacturer Xerox Corp is talks to do a major deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings Corp that may or may not include a change in control of Xerox, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-Xerox in talks for deal with Fujifilm -WSJ

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Printer manufacturer Xerox Corp is in talks to do a deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings Corp that could include a change in control of Xerox, the Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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REFILE-Xerox in talks for deal with Fujifilm- WSJ

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Printer manufacturer Xerox Corp is talks to do a major deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings Corp that may or may not include a change in control of Xerox, The Wall Street Journal reported on Wednesday citing people familiar with the matter.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Caution: Entering Trump’s Mind

Half of him is feeling very bipartisan these days.

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UPDATE 2-Caisse boss says U.S. NAFTA pullout would lead to more talks

* Caisse CEO says Canada "not baby seal waiting to be slaughtered"

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Canada Attacks U.S. Tariffs by Taking Case to World Trade Organization

A sweeping challenge to the Trump administration’s “America First” policies could add to tensions already frayed by Nafta negotiations.

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UPDATE 1-Caisse boss says U.S. NAFTA pullout would lead to more talks

TORONTO, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Caisse de Depot et Placement du Quebec's chief executive said he believes that if U.S. President Donald Trump abandons the North American Free Trade Agreement with Canada and Mexico, the United States would then negotiate a new deal with Canada.

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Trump, on possibility of North Korea talks, says: 'Who knows where it leads?'

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after the first intra-Korean talks in over two years that the United States was willing to speak to North Korea "under the right circumstances," although it was far from clear whether this would pay dividends.

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Trump, of possibility of North Korea talks, says: 'Who knows where it leads?'

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Wednesday after the first intra-Korean talks in over two years that the United States was willing to speak to North Korea "under the right circumstances," although it was far from clear whether this would pay dividends.

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Trump Renews Pledge to ‘Take a Strong Look’ at Libel Laws

At a cabinet meeting, the return of the president as press critic, after his legal maneuvers against BuzzFeed and the publisher of Michael Wolff’s book.

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Canada takes U.S. to WTO, U.S. says case helps China

GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade complaint against the United States, the World Trade Organization said on Wednesday, in a dispute that Washington said would damage Canada's own interests and play into China's hands.

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UPDATE 3-Canada takes U.S. to WTO, U.S. says case helps China

* United States has 60 days to respond (Adds comment from Canadian foreign minister)

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Trump, of possibility of talks with North Korea, says: 'Who knows where it leads?'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday welcomed the possibility of U.S. talks with North Korea but said it was far from clear whether they would pay dividends.

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Analysis: Trump faces press amid reports Mueller may question him

For the first time since November -- in Vietnam! -- President Trump will talk to the full White House press corps today. He'll be alongside the Norwegian Prime Minister Erna Solberg and, if tradition holds, the politicians will each take two questions from both the US and foreign press.

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Special Report: How courts help companies keep sexual misconduct under cover

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Cristina Chen-Oster, a senior salesperson in Goldman Sachs’s convertible bonds department, was a few years out of MIT when a male colleague pinned her against a wall, kissed her, groped her and tried to engage in a sexual act, she said in a lawsuit in federal court. After reporting the incident to her boss, the lawsuit alleged, she missed out on pay and promotions while her accused attacker steadily rose through the ranks.

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IOC to host talks on North Korean participation on January 20

LAUSANNE (Reuters) - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) will host talks on Jan. 20 to discuss details about North Korea's participation at next month's Winter Olympics in neighboring South Korea, such as flags and the number of athletes.

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Trump says U.S. open to talks with North Korea: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told Moon Jae-in, the leader of South Korea, that the United States is open to talks with North Korea "at the appropriate time, under the right circumstances," the White House said on Wednesday.

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6 Dramatic Moments in Trump’s Unusual Immigration Session

The West Wing met The Apprentice when President Trump presided over a meeting, later broadcast on television, of lawmakers from both parties debating immigration policy in the cabinet room.

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Trump says open to talks with North Korea: Seoul statement

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in on Wednesday he is open to talking with North Korea, the South's presidential office said after the two leaders spoke by telephone.

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U.S. Supreme Court hears Ohio voter purge case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court returned to the issue of voting rights on Wednesday as the justices began hearing arguments over whether Ohio's policy of purging infrequent voters from its registration rolls disenfranchises thousands of people and violates federal law.

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UPDATE 2-German union IG Metall threatens all-out strikes ahead of wage talks

* Regional talks in Baden-Wuerttemberg due on Thursday (Recasts, adds comments by IG Metall chief, IG BCE union, Deutsche Post wage demand)

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Sears raises $100 mln in funding, in talks with lenders for better debt terms

Jan 10 (Reuters) - Struggling retailer Sears Holding Corp said on Wednesday it raised $100 million in funding and was in talks with lenders to improve the terms on its more than $1 billion of non-first lien debt, sending its shares up 5 percent in premarket trading.

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Supreme Court to hear Ohio voter roll case

The Supreme Court on Wednesday is set to hear a case concerning whether Ohio's method of removing names from its voter rolls violates federal law.

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German Social Democrats wary as coalition talks enter crunch stage

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Social Democrats sounded downbeat about their coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Wednesday, a day before both camps decide whether they want to move to formal negotiations on establishing a new government.

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Turkey says all court cases of coup participants to be concluded by year-end

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish courts will have ruled on all cases of suspects who allegedly took part in failed coup attempt by the end of this year, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-German union IG Metall to step up strike action ahead of wage talks

* Regional talks in Baden-Wuerttemberg due on Thursday (Adds details on Wednesday's strikes, background)

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Japan reports first suspected bird flu case in poultry this winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country's first bird flu outbreak in poultry this winter.

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German union IG Metall to step up strike action ahead of wage talks

FRANKFURT, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Powerful German union IG Metall said it would step up industrial action ahead of a round of negotiations with employers as it pushes for higher wages and the right to shorter hours for 3.9 million German workers.

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South Korea’s Leader Credits Trump for North Korea Talks

President Moon Jae-in warned North Korea about sanctions if it resumed weapons tests, while crediting President Trump with forcing it to the table.

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South Korea credits Trump's pressure as key to reviving talks with North

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South Korea's Moon says Trump deserves 'big' credit for North Korea talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in credited U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday for helping to spark the first inter-Korean talks in more than two years, and warned that Pyongyang would face stronger sanctions if provocations continued.

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WRAPUP 6-U.S. hails Korea talks, despite North's rejection of denuclearisation

* Pyongyang makes 'strong complaint' when denuclearisation raised

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DNA Helps New York Police Solve Infamous 1994 Rape Case

Detectives identified a suspect, who is serving life in prison, for a rape in Prospect Park that drew widespread attention and even figured in a Broadway play.

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Trump talks about wall during WH meeting

President Trump said that his promised border wall will not be 2,000 continuous miles of wall, but that the US does need a wall for "a fairly good portion" of the US-Mexican border.

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BRIEF-Esterline Technologies Names Stephen Nolan To Succeed Robert George As CFO

* ESTERLINE NAMES STEPHEN NOLAN TO SUCCEED ROBERT GEORGE AS THE COMPANY’S CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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U.S. hails Korea talks, despite North's rejection of denuclearization

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North and South Korea held their first talks in more than two years on Tuesday and Washington hailed them as a good first step in solving the crisis over the North's nuclear missile program, even though Pyongyang said it would not discuss weapons that were only aimed at the United States.

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North Korea tells South it will not discuss nuclear arms in future talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said after its first talks with South Korea in more than two years that it would not discuss its nuclear weapons with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States, not its "brethren" in South Korea.

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North Korea says it will not discuss nuclear arms in talks with South

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it would not discuss its nuclear weapons in coming talks with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States, not its "brethren" in South Korea.

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Talks with rebels in no-man's land as Russia eyes post-war role in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian rebels under siege near Damascus have resorted to talks with the government's ally Russia, sometimes meeting in no-man's land, as they seek to hang on to their enclave.

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U.S. case against banker is 'political coup attempt': Turkey's Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday condemned a U.S. sanctions-busting case against a Turkish bank executive as a "political coup attempt" and a joint effort by the CIA and FBI to undermine Ankara.

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In rare inter-Korean talks, North pledges 'invaluable' gift

SEOUL (Reuters) - The last North Korean to cross this heavily militarized border was shot by his own comrades, and barely escaped with his life.

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North Korea to send team to Winter Games, South to consider easing bans after talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said during rare talks with the South on Tuesday it will send a delegation to the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in South Korea next month and Seoul said it was prepared to lift some sanctions temporarily to facilitate the visit if needed.

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BRIEF-Intel partners with BMW, Nissan, Saic Motor, Volkswagen, Paramount Pictures, Ferrari North America to showcase power of data at CES

* INTEL PARTNERS WITH BMW, NISSAN, SAIC MOTOR, VOLKSWAGEN, PARAMOUNT PICTURES, FERRARI NORTH AMERICA TO SHOWCASE POWER OF DATA AT CES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Former Hong Kong Official Pleads Not Guilty in Africa Bribery Case

Patrick Ho is accused of trying to bribe Chad’s president and Uganda’s foreign minister in exchange for oil rights for a Chinese energy company.

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North and South Korea Begin First Direct Talks in Years

The two Koreas will discuss Kim Jong-un’s offer to send an Olympic delegation, but they may also touch on broader issues, reducing nuclear tensions.

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Mueller Is Said to Likely Seek to Interview Trump

White House officials viewed it as a sign the special counsel’s inquiry was nearly over. But it touched off discussions about the perils of the president sitting for an interview.

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North, South Korea begin talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea kicked off their first formal talks in more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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North and South Korea begin rare talks

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North and South Korea about to begin rare talks

After more than a year of mounting tensions on the Korean Peninsula, we might finally be seeing something different.

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Op-Ed Columnist: The Worst and the Dumbest

Given what Trump is doing to our government, it’s a good thing he’s a very stable genius.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics help break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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North, South Korea to hold talks as Winter Olympics helps break ice

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold their first formal talks for more than two years on Tuesday, brought together by sport to discuss how the North's athletes can attend next month's Winter Olympics in the South despite simmering fears of conflict.

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The President's lawyers are discussing how to limit the scope of what the special counsel can ask

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Trump team expects Mueller interview request

Lawyers for President Donald Trump are anticipating a request for the President to talk to special counsel Robert Mueller and are discussing how to define the parameters of any interview, according to sources with knowledge of the matter.

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Republicans can't avoid Trump's wall promises in DACA talks

It's the campaign promise that Republicans just can't shake.

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Judge ends case over standoff in Nevada land dispute

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A federal judge on Monday threw out a criminal case against a Nevada rancher and three other men over a 2014 militia standoff with federal agents, saying prosecutors had repeatedly withheld evidence from the defense.

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Trump could be interviewed in Special Counsel probe within weeks: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the U.S. leader as part of its Russia probe, and one could take place within weeks, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Judge ends case over armed standoff in Nevada land dispute

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed the criminal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on charges stemming from an armed 2014 standoff with federal law enforcement officers over a cattle grazing rights dispute.

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Charges Against Bundys in Ranch Standoff Case Are Dismissed

A federal judge said that the government’s missteps in withholding evidence against the three Bundy family members were so grave that the indictment against them would be dismissed.

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Judge ends case over armed standoff in Nevada grazing dispute

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - A U.S. judge on Monday dismissed the criminal case against Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy and three other men on charges stemming from an armed 2014 standoff with federal law enforcement officers over a cattle grazing rights dispute.

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Death Penalty Case Heard by Racist Juror Is Reopened by Supreme Court

In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court ruled that a juror’s racist statements required an appeals court to reconsider a death row inmate’s case.

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Myanmar journalists ask government for details of Reuters reporters' case

YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar reporters asked the government on Monday for details about the arrest of two Reuters journalists last month, arguing that the case could have implications for the ability of journalists to do their jobs, two members of the group said.

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Mueller's team, lawyers discuss possible Trump interview: NBC

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Preliminary discussions are under way for Special Counsel Robert Mueller to potentially interview U.S. President Donald Trump as part of the probe of alleged Russian interference in the 2016 election, NBC News reported on Monday.

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Strong Economies Lift Presidents. Trump Seems an Exception.

His approval ratings reflect political weakness despite good news on several fronts.

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Starr: Mueller must look Trump in the eye

Kenneth Starr, a former independent prosecutor who investigated President Clinton, says it is "probable" and "appropriate" for special counsel Robert Mueller to hold a face-to-face interview with President Trump.

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As Trump Appeals to Farmers, Some of His Policies Don’t

The president will cast himself as a friend to farmers in a speech on Monday, but his position on trade and some parts of the new tax law threaten to undercut their interests.

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Cornered Merkel upbeat as starts government talks with center-left

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could agree to join forces as they embarked on five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

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Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was "optimistic" going into exploratory talks with the Social Democrats (SPD), whose leader Martin Schulz said his party would not draw any red lines at the start of discussions.

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Cornered Merkel launches talks with SPD in bid to secure fourth term

BERLIN (Reuters) - More than three months after a German election, Chancellor Angela Merkel is still scrambling to form a new government and will on Sunday launch a five-day attempt to persuade the Social Democrats (SPD) to join a coalition with her conservatives.

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Trump appears to say he'd meet with Mueller's team

President Donald Trump appeared to say Saturday he's still willing to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller's team over the Russia investigation during an exchange with reporters at Camp David, adding there's been "no collusion."

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‘Everything I’ve Done Is 100 Percent Proper,’ Trump Says of Russia Inquiry

Mr. Trump again insisted that he was not under investigation by the special counsel, adding that “there’s been no collusion, there’s been no crime.”

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UK's Carillion speeding up rescue talks with banks: Sky News

(Reuters) - British building and services company Carillion is due to hold emergency meetings with its bankers in the coming days as it speeds up its search for a financial rescue plan, Sky News reported on Saturday.

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Trump Defends His Mental Capacity, Calling Himself a ‘Genius’

Mr. Trump, seeming to respond to revelations in a new book, issued an extraordinary defense of his fitness for office.

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UPDATE 2-U.S.-Korea trade talks pit pickup trucks against nuclear threat

WASHINGTON/SEOUL, Jan 5 (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea on Friday completed the first round of review talks on a bilateral trade deal with Washington saying there was "much work to do" to reach a new pact.

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U.S.-Korea trade talks pit pickup trucks against nuclear threat

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States and South Korea completed the first round of talks on reviewing a bilateral trade deal on Friday with Washington saying there was "much work to do" to reach a new agreement.

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Alex Trebek talks about brain surgery

Jeopardy! host, Alex Trebek, suffered a subdural hematoma during a fall two months ago.

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Democrats, Republicans trade barbs in tense immigration talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Months of bipartisan negotiations in the U.S. Senate over the fate of young, undocumented immigrants known as 'Dreamers' turned angry on Friday, with the lead Democratic negotiator blasting the White House for making "hardline anti-immigrant" demands.

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Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Twitter Inc on Friday reiterated its stance that accounts belonging to world leaders have special status on the social media network, pushing back against users who have called on the company to banish U.S. President Donald Trump.

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Senator Durbin blasts Trump for 'anti-immigrant' moves in 'Dreamer' talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senator Dick Durbin, the lead Democratic negotiator on legislation to protect at least 700,000 young, undocumented immigrants from deportation, on Friday blasted "hardline anti-immigrant" demands from the White House including the construction of a southwestern border wall.

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After a Tragedy, Making the Case for Costa Rica

The tragedy of the crash is particularly difficult to reconcile with the remarkable beauty of Costa Rica — a place I wouldn’t hesitate to return to.

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France's Macron urges respect of rule of law in talks with Erdogan

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron told his Turkish counterpart on Friday that democratic countries had to respect the rule of law in their fight against terrorism as he voiced concerns about the fate of students, teachers and journalists in the country.

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Ex-ethics chief: WH counsel 'is a cancer'

A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics on Friday called White House counsel Don McGahn "a cancer who has done much to undermine anticorruption mechanisms in this country" following an explosive report published in The New York Times.

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Ex-ethics chief: WH counsel is a cancer

A former director of the US Office of Government Ethics on Friday called White House counsel Don McGahn "a cancer who has done much to undermine anti-corruption mechanisms in this country" following an explosive report published in The New York Times.

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Airbus in talks to sell at least 100 jets to China: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus is in talks to sell 100 or more jetliners to China during a visit by French President Emmanuel Macron to Beijing next week, people familiar with the negotiations said.

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North Korea agrees to talks after U.S., South Korea postpone military drills

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea agreed on Friday to hold official talks with the South next week, the first in more than two years, hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a military exercise amid a standoff over the North's nuclear and missile programs.