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Here's what's next for NAFTA talks

Buckle up: Negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico are trying to rewrite NAFTA by the end of the year. That won't be easy.

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NAFTA negotiators wrap up first round of talks: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Sunday wrapped up the first round of talks to revamp the 23-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement, a U.S. official said.

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U.S. did not detail request for auto rules of origin at NAFTA talks: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the opening NAFTA session of talks, the United States did not give precise details of how much it wanted to boost North American content for autos, a source directly familiar with the negotiations said on Saturday.

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A Deal Breaker for Trump’s Supporters? Nope. Not This Time, Either.

It was a week of turmoil, but it seemed to prove an immutable rule of the Trump presidency: People see what they want to see, even if others see something very different.

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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

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Judge rejects bid by Polanski's 1977 rape victim to end case

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

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LA judge rejects bid by Polanski's rape victim to have case dismissed

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A Los Angeles judge on Friday rejected a request by the woman who was raped by director Roman Polanski 40 years ago to have the criminal case against him dismissed.

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Mueller's Russia probe: Nothing is unrelated

In recent weeks, there has been a lot of discussion about the scope of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's mandate and whether he has crossed some imaginary red line that President Donald Trump appears to have drawn.

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Carl Icahn Quits as a Special Adviser to President Trump

The billionaire investor’s views on environmental regulations had raised criticism from Democratic lawmakers.

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Kenyan opposition files case at Supreme Court challenging election results

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya's opposition coalition went to the Supreme Court late on Friday to challenge the results of a presidential election which it says was rigged.

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BRIEF-Retractable Technologies says court dismissed co's case against Becton, Dickinson and Co​

* On August 17, judge issued court's final judgment regarding RTI's suit against Becton, Dickinson and Co​

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White House lawyer Cobb predicts quick end to Mueller probe

(Reuters) - The White House lawyer brought in to deal with special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 election said he believed the focus of the probe was "narrow" and the aspects related to President Donald Trump should be completed before the end of the year.

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Why do you hate me? A brown woman talks to a former white nationalist

Everybody's writing about white nationalists. But nobody's asking them the things I really want to know, as a woman of color and a mom of two kids. I reached out to Arno Michaelis, a former activist in the white power movement, to better understand how their world might affect mine. He is the author of "My Life After Hate" and details his journey in this CNN Opinion piece. Our phone conversation, lightly edited for flow, is below.

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SEC drops case against ex-JPMorgan traders over 'London Whale'

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The top U.S. securities regulator on Friday dropped its civil lawsuit accusing two former JPMorgan Chase & Co traders of trying to hide some of the bank's $6.2 billion of losses tied to the 2012 "London Whale" scandal.

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What Robert E. Lee Wrote to The Times About Slavery in 1858

The man who would become a Confederate general wanted to correct an article about freeing the slaves on his family’s estate.

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German gov't not involved in Air Berlin talks - economy ministry

BERLIN, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The German government is not involved in talks on the sale of insolvent German airline Air Berlin's assets, an Economy Ministry spokesman said on Friday, adding there was also no deadline for the companies to seal a deal.

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The Case Some Executives Made for Sticking With Trump

As the president’s advisory councils were disbanding, a few corporate chieftains made a case in terms of business self-interest, patriotism and pragmatism.

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Barcelona, Charlottesville, Robert E. Lee: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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On sidelines of trade talks, businesses tout NAFTA's benefits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steps away from this week's NAFTA trade negotiations, business unified in hopes of sending a singular message: do no harm.

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How Do Trump’s Black Friends Feel? It’s Complicated

As questions of racism increasingly dog the president, his past, from dating a biracial model to efforts to hang out publicly with African-American celebrities, paints a complex picture.

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Uber wins U.S. court appeal to push price-fixing case to arbitration

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] on Thursday won a victory in its effort to keep unhappy customers from suing in court, persuading a federal appeals court to send a Connecticut passenger's price-fixing case against the ride-service company into arbitration.

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Robert E. Lee Statue Is Defaced at Duke

The statue, one of 10 at the entryway of Duke Chapel, had scuff marks where it had been struck near the left eye. Part of the nose was also damaged.

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Settlement Reached in C.I.A. Torture Case

A lawsuit against two psychologists who helped devise the C.I.A.’s brutal interrogation program was an unusual effort to demand accountability for tactics adopted after Sept. 11.

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Trump ‘Sad’ Over Removal of ‘Our Beautiful Statues’

On Twitter, the president echoes a refrain of white supremacist groups that oppose the removal of Confederate monuments.

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U.N. hopes for Syria peace talks in October/November

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Nations hopes for "serious negotiation" between the government and a still-to-be-formed unified Syrian opposition in October or November, the U.N. Special Envoy Staffan de Mistura said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: China's CEFC in early talks to buy Rosneft stake - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - CEFC China Energy, which has grown from a niche oil trader to a sprawling energy conglomerate, is in talks to acquire a stake in Russian state oil giant Rosneft , three people with direct knowledge of the discussions said.

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UPDATE 1-Sixt CEO hints at car-sharing merger talks between BMW and Daimler

* Sixt says in past it had not received offers for DriveNow stake

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Sixt CEO hints at car-sharing merger talks between BMW and Daimler

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German carmakers Daimler and BMW may be in talks to combine their car-sharing services Car2Go and DriveNow, Sixt chief executive Erich Sixt, whose company owns part of DriveNow, hinted on Thursday.

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Britain confident of moving to second phase in Brexit talks by October

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is confident it will make "sufficient progress" in negotiations with the European Union by October to move to the next phase of the talks, its Brexit department said on Thursday.

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NAFTA talks must include discussion on fintech: Mexican negotiator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) must include a discussion of new financial services, a Mexican negotiator said on Wednesday, singling out so-called fintech companies rapidly gaining ground in the region.

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Robert E. Lee's great-great grandson OK with statues coming down

The great-great grandson of Gen. Robert E. Lee condemned last weekend's violence in Charlottesville, Virginia and said it might be "appropriate" for Confederate statues to be exhibited in a museum.

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Trump Dumps Another Tradition: Moral Authority

When President Trump refused to unequivocally denounce white supremacists on Tuesday, he stepped away from what U.S. presidents have seen as crucial to their job: setting a moral course for the nation.

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Special probation for prisoners with mental illness cuts recidivism

(Reuters Health) - Every year, an estimated 2 million people diagnosed with mental illness are jailed in the U.S., and soon after they’re released, many wind up behind bars again.

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U.N. chief: Venezuela gov't, opposition talks needed to solve crisis

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Wednesday that Venezuela's government and opposition needed to talk and compromise to solve the country's political crisis.

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DJ in Taylor Swift case says he's innocent

For six days inside of a downtown Denver courtroom, David Mueller sat facing the jury of eight people that would ultimately rule that he assaulted and battered one of the biggest names in music: Taylor Swift.

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Trump’s Council of C.E.O.s in Disarray Following Remarks on Protest

The president’s Strategic and Policy Forum, led by Stephen A. Schwarzman, appeared on the verge of disbanding.

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U.S. talks tough as NAFTA negotiations get under way

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday laid down a tough line for modernizing the North American Free Trade Agreement, demanding major changes to the pact that would reduce U.S. trade deficits with Mexico and Canada and increase U.S. content for autos.

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Iran's military chief in rare visit to Turkey for Syria talks

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish and Iranian military leaders held talks on Wednesday over cooperation in the Syrian conflict and counter-terrorism, officials said, during a rare visit to NATO-member Turkey by the Islamic Republic's military chief of staff.

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As NAFTA talks begin, Trump's 'America First' agenda looms large

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - As the United States, Canada and Mexico kick off negotiations on Wednesday to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement, the biggest uncertainty is whether a deal can pass President Donald Trump's "America First" test.

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With no U.S.-Canada deal, lumber talks to run parallel to NAFTA

WASHINGTON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The United States and Canada have failed to settle a festering trade dispute on softwood lumber ahead of talks to modernize the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA), but will keep the lumber negotiations on a separate, parallel track, officials from both countries said.

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Texas 'bathroom bill' dies in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear to have died on Tuesday as the House adjourned and ended its special legislative session.

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Brazil's Oi, regulator hold confidential talks on Tuesday

BRASILIA, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Brazilian telecoms regulator Anatel met with representatives of phone carrier Oi and mediators on Tuesday for confidential talks, Anatel said in a statement on Tuesday, amid Oi's protracted bankruptcy process.

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Tech companies ramp up NAFTA lobbying on eve of trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Technology companies, such as Microsoft and Cisco Systems have ramped up lobbying ahead of talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, looking to avoid any future restrictions on cloud storage and to promote an international pact to eliminate technology goods tariffs.

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Blackstone ends talks for NSO Group stake that prompted protest: sources

(Reuters) - Blackstone Group has pulled out of discussions to buy part of Israeli mobile surveillance software maker NSO Group, according to people familiar with the talks that had been criticized by digital privacy activists.

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Canada PM Trudeau eyeing Mexico trip in October amid NAFTA talks

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau is considering a trip to Mexico in October to meet with Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto, his office said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Shipbuilder Huntington Ingalls to pay $9.2 mln over false claims case

WASHINGTON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - Defense contractor Huntington Ingalls Industries Inc will pay $9.2 million to settle civil charges that it violated the False Claims Act by overbilling for labor on U.S. Navy and Coast Guard ships, the U.S. Justice Department said Tuesday.

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NAFTA negotiators aim for 'ambitious' first round of talks: U.S. official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an ambitious first round of trade talks, a senior U.S. official said on Tuesday, as the countries try to fast-track a deal to modernize the pact by early next year.

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NAFTA negotiators aiming for 'ambitious' first round of talks: USTR official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Negotiators from Canada, Mexico and the United States are aiming for an ambitious first round of NAFTA talks starting on Wednesday, a senior U.S. trade official said on Tuesday, as the countries work to wrap up negotiations by early next year.

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Trump Shares, Then Deletes, Twitter Post of Train Hitting Cartoon Person Covered by CNN Logo

Days after a driver rammed into a crowd in Charlottesville, Va., the president retweets a cartoon attacking the news media.

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Texas 'bathroom bills' stall in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed after moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills and hundreds of businesses opposed them.

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Canadian lumber producers hit by BMO downgrade as NAFTA talks loom

TORONTO (Reuters) - Shares of Canadian lumber producers slumped on Monday after BMO Capital Markets downgraded much of the sector on concerns that punitive U.S. duties, a stronger Canadian dollar and ongoing litigation would hurt the sector.

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Pershing Square says ADP CEO misled board on talks with hedge fund

(Reuters) - Activist investor Pershing Square Capital Management LP said on Monday the chief executive of Automatic Data Processing Inc had "unfairly characterized" their interactions in an effort to make the hedge fund's requests "appear unreasonable".

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Trump on Charlottesville: ‘Racism Is Evil’

After blaming violence from protests on “many sides” in Charlottesville, Va., on Saturday, President Trump condemned the K.K.K., neo-Nazis and white supremacists during a White House speech on Monday.

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SpaceX to launch special cargo to space station

When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Texas 'bathroom' bills stalled in special legislative session

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - Texas measures to restrict access for transgender people to bathrooms in schools and public buildings appear doomed this week after hundreds of businesses stood in opposition and moderate Republican powerbrokers blocked the bills.

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Yemen records 500,000 cholera cases, nearly 2,000 deaths: WHO

GENEVA (Reuters) - More than half a million people in Yemen have been infected with cholera since the epidemic began four months ago and 1,975 people have died, the World Health Organization (WHO) said on Monday.

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Trump's NAFTA autos goals to collide with industry as talks start

WASHINGTON, Aug 14 (Reuters) - The Trump administration has set a collision course with the auto industry as it launches renegotiations of the 23-year-old NAFTA trade pact this week, aiming to shrink a growing trade deficit with Mexico and tighten the rules of origin for cars and parts.

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China's Fosun says unit bidding for U.S. speciality drugmaker Arbor

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A unit of Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group's pharmaceutical business on Monday said it is bidding for a stake in U.S. speciality drugmaker Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC.

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China's Fosun says unit bidding for US speciality drugmaker Arbor

HONG KONG, Aug 14 (Reuters) - A unit of Chinese conglomerate Fosun Group's pharmaceutical business on Monday said it is bidding for a stake in U.S. speciality drugmaker Arbor Pharmaceuticals LLC.

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How a Conservative TV Giant Is Ridding Itself of Regulation

The Sinclair Broadcast Group and the Trump administration’s F.C.C. chief see eye-to-eye on the need to unleash television. Both are reaping big rewards.

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Moscow army games showcase might

In a muddy field in a suburb west of Moscow, military personnel take part in tank warfare, fire artillery and dogfight in state-of-the-art fighter jets.

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NAFTA talks to begin Wednesday

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Britain says Brexit talks should move to next phase, as ministers show unity

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain said on Sunday that it wants talks with the EU to move on to the next phase, as it set out details of the future relationship it envisages with the bloc and senior ministers presented a united approach to negotiations.

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Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials: NYT

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, the New York Times reported on Saturday.

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Mueller Is Said to Seek Interviews With West Wing in Russia Case

Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel, is said to be in talks about interviewing current and former senior officials, including Reince Priebus, the recently ousted chief of staff.

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Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters: report

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran is holding talks with European planemaker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions.

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UPDATE 1-Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters - report

DUBAI, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Iran is holding talks with European planemaker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions.

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Iran in talks to buy 48 Airbus helicopters - report

DUBAI, Aug 12 (Reuters) - Iran is holding talks with European planemaker Airbus to buy 48 helicopters for civilian use, an Iranian official was on Saturday quoted as saying, as Iran continues its shopping spree of Western aircraft after the lifting of sanctions.

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Trump Tower, a Home for Celebrities and Charlatans

Michael Jackson lived in Donald J. Trump’s gleaming Midtown edifice. So have gamblers, a disgraced dictator, a Ponzi schemer and a stock huckster.

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Kuwait says arrests 12 convicted in 2015 Iran spy case

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwaiti authorities have arrested 12 people convicted in absentia of spying for Iran and Lebanese Shi'ite Muslim group Hezbollah, the Interior Ministry said on Saturday.

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Trump Alarms Venezuela With Talk of a ‘Military Option’

President Trump’s remarks late Friday about the chaos in Venezuela prompted the defense minister to accuse him of “supreme extremism.”

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Judge Drops Complaint Aimed at Taylor Swift in Groping Case Brought by D.J.

The judge in Denver ruled that a radio host who said the singer had falsely accused him of groping had not produced sufficient evidence to continue the case.

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UPDATE 1-Lockheed Martin wins $8 bln U.S. special forces contract

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp has won an $8 billion U.S. defense contract for global logistics support services for special operations forces, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Pacific Special Acquisition shareholders approve proposed business combination with Borqs International

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Lockheed Martin wins $8 billion U.S. special forces contract: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded an $8 billion contract for global logistics support services for U.S. special operations forces, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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Lockheed Martin wins $8 bln U.S. special forces contract -Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Aug 11 (Reuters) - Lockheed Martin Corp has been awarded an $8 billion contract for global logistics support services for U.S. special operations forces, the Pentagon said on Friday. (Reporting by Eric Beech; Editing by Tim Ahmann)

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BRIEF-Robert Schacter reports a 16.7 percent passive stake in Achieve Life Sciences as of Aug 1

* Robert Schacter reports a 16.7 percent passive stake in Achieve Life Sciences Inc as of August 1, 2017 - SEC filing‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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News Analysis: Combative Trump Pulls His Punches for One Man: Putin

The Russian leader ordered the United States to cut its staff in the country, and President Trump thanked him.

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Special Report: Vladimir's Venezuela - Leveraging loans to Caracas, Moscow snaps up oil assets

Caracas/Houston (Reuters) - Venezuela’s unraveling socialist government is increasingly turning to ally Russia for the cash and credit it needs to survive – and offering prized state-owned oil assets in return, sources familiar with the negotiations told Reuters.

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Lithuanian court upholds extradition of man to U.S. in $100 million fraud case

VILNIUS (Reuters) - Lithuania's top appeals court on Friday upheld a decision to extradite to the United States a Lithuanian man accused of defrauding Facebook and Google out of more than $100 million.

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Innogy CEO talks down European utility M&A prospects

FRANKFURT, Aug 11 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Innogy , Germany's largest energy group, on Friday dismissed talk of new, large-scale consolidation in the European utility sector, saying recent media reports about the matter were fuelled by fee-hungry banks.

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India in talks with Myanmar, Bangladesh to deport 40,000 Rohingya

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India is in talks with Bangladesh and Myanmar about its plan to deport around 40,000 Rohingya Muslims it says are living in the country illegally, a government spokesman said on Friday, with state governments told to form task forces for the purpose.

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Trump Says He Has Not Considered Firing Mueller, Contradicting Himself

The president has privately told friends that he has weighed whether to dismiss Robert S. Mueller III, the special counsel.

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Firing Mueller would be a catastrophic mistake

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Exclusive: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S. - sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

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Trump Plans to Declare Opioid Epidemic a National Emergency

The declaration would help direct more financial resources and attention to the drug problem in communities across the country.

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Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.: sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

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Trump says he has not thought about firing Russia probe special counsel

BEDMINSTER, N.J. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he has not given any thought to the possibility of firing special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia.

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Trump says he has no plans to fire Mueller

President Donald Trump told reporters on Thursday that he hasn't given firing special counsel Robert Mueller any thought, despite people close to him telling reporters that the President is considering firing the man investigating Russian meddling in the 2016 election.

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Exclusive: Amazon in talks to offer event ticketing in U.S.- sources

NEW YORK/SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc is seeking to partner with U.S. venue owners to sell event tickets, four sources have told Reuters, a move that could loosen Ticketmaster's powerful grip on the lucrative ticketing business.

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UPDATE 3-VW Group, Tata end talks on emerging markets tie-up

* Tata AMP platform cost risks led to end of talks -VW source

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UK fraud office expects decision on GSK, Rolls-Royce cases next year

LONDON (Reuters) - The UK Serious Fraud Office (SFO) said on Thursday it expects to decide next year whether it will file criminal charges in bribery investigations related to drugs giant GlaxoSmithKline and aero engine company Rolls-Royce .

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Mexican official says migration, security at stake in NAFTA talks: report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico could pull back on cooperation in migration and security matters if the United States walks away from talks to renegotiate the North American Free Trade Agreement, the Mexican economy minister said in a newspaper report published on Thursday.

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Dutch police make arrests in contaminated eggs case

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch police arrested two suspects on Thursday as part of an investigation into the illegal use of a potentially harmful insecticide in the poultry industry, the Dutch prosecution service said.

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VW Group, Tata cooperation talks have been ended 'amicably': source

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Cooperation talks between Germany's Volkswagen Group and India's Tata Motors about joint development of a cheap car for emerging markets, have been ended amicably, a Volkswagen Group source said on Thursday.

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Mitch McConnell’s ‘Excessive Expectations’ Comment Draws Trump’s Ire

The president lashed out at the Senate leader over health bill failures, perhaps the most potent evidence yet that he is willing to train fire on allies.

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Is Trump Deploying the ‘Madman Theory’ with North Korea?

When President Trump says the U.S. would hit North Korea with “fire and fury,” he could be borrowing a strategy from Richard Nixon.

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Robert Mueller team details millions in ethics disclosures

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller and key members of his team revealed millions of dollars of financial holdings and previous legal work for companies that could figure into their investigation of President Donald Trump's campaign, according to financial disclosures released Tuesday.

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Cillizza: Manafort raid shows Mueller means business

President Donald Trump has a lot to say about the ongoing special counsel investigation into Russian meddling into the 2016 campaign.

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Birchbox in talks with retailers including Walmart for sale: Recode

(Reuters) - Online cosmetics retailer Birchbox has discussed a potential sale with several retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc, tech news website Recode reported on Wednesday.

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Trump’s Threat to North Korea Was Improvised

His aides assumed that he would be asked about North Korea during an appearance tied to his opioid meeting, but Mr. Trump had not told them what he would say.

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Manafort’s Home Searched as Part of Mueller Inquiry

The F.B.I. searched the home of Paul Manafort, President Trump’s former campaign manager, as part of the special investigation on Russia.

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Birchbox in talks with retailers including Walmart for sale-Recode

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Online cosmetics retailer Birchbox has discussed a potential sale with several retailers including Wal-Mart Stores Inc, tech news website Recode reported on Wednesday.

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Cash-strapped Zimbabwe plans $1 billion Robert Mugabe university

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's cash-strapped government plans to build a $1 billion university named after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe, the higher education minister said on Wednesday, a move that was quickly criticized by the opposition as a waste of resources.

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Berlin threatens action in Vietnam kidnap case as demand not met

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany said on Wednesday it was considering what steps to take after Vietnam failed to respond to its demand to return a former oil executive believed by Berlin to have been kidnapped by Vietnamese agents.

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Talks are only way for India, China to end standoff, Dalai Lama says

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India and China will have to resolve their prolonged military standoff in a remote Himalayan region through talks, the Dalai Lama said on Wednesday, ruling out the chance of war because it would be destructive to both parties.

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Disney pays at least $177 million to settle 'pink slime' case: filing

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co paid $177 million, in addition to insurance recoveries, to settle the closely watched "pink slime" defamation case against its ABC network by Beef Products Inc., a quarterly financial report shows.

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Disney pays at least $177 million to settle 'pink slime' case - filing

Aug 9 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co paid $177 million, in addition to insurance recoveries, to settle the closely watched "pink slime" defamation case against its ABC network by Beef Products Inc., a quarterly financial report shows.

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'El Chapo' Guzman hires John Gotti Jr's lawyer in U.S. case

(Reuters) - Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman, the captured leader of Mexico's Sinaloa drug cartel, has hired a New York lawyer best known for successfully defending the son of convicted mafia boss John Gotti to represent him in his U.S. criminal case.

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BRIEF-Third Point Reinsurance Ltd says Robert Bredahl appointed as ceo of co(USA) - SEC Filing

* Third Point Reinsurance Ltd says ‍effective as of aug 3, j. Robert Bredahl appointed as ceo of Third Point Reinsurance (Usa) Ltd​ - SEC Filing

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U.S. asks judge to dismiss Toyota acceleration case as monitoring ends

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice on Tuesday asked a federal judge to dismiss a criminal charge against Toyota Motor Corp after the Japanese automaker completed three years of monitoring as part of a $1.2 billion settlement over claims of sudden unintended acceleration in its vehicles.

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Trump administration's Africa policy in focus at AGOA trade talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - With the Trump administration's trade agenda focused on reining in China and renegotiating the North American Free Trade agreement, Africa has barely appeared on the radar screen.

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EU asks top court to speed up case against Poland over logging

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union's executive arm has asked the European Court of Justice to speed up a case against Poland over logging in its ancient forest, which has continued despite an order by the bloc's top court to stop immediately, an official said.

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BRIEF-Eros International Media says not privy to talks Eros International may be having with potential buyers

* Eros international media clarifies on news item, "Eros Group in talks with Apple to sell its content library of movies and music"

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Poll shows 61 percent of British voters disapprove of May's handling of Brexit talks

LONDON (Reuters) - An ORB opinion poll published on Monday showed that 61 percent of British voters disapprove of Prime Minister Theresa May's handling of the Brexit negotiations.

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India's Eros in early talks with Apple, others to sell content library: source

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Indian movie production house Eros Group is in preliminary talks with Apple and other major content distributors to sell its entire content library of films and music, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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India's Eros in early talks with Apple, others to sell content library - source

MUMBAI, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Indian movie production house Eros Group is in preliminary talks with Apple and other major content distributors to sell its entire content library of films and music, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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BRIEF-IMF Bentham announces conditional settlement of US Case 36

* Announces conditional settlement of US Case 36 funded in United States

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Panama sends envoys to China for first talks since establishing ties

PANAMA CITY (Reuters) - Panama's government will send a delegation of senior security and trade officials to China for talks beginning on Tuesday, the first such diplomatic mission since the two nations established relations nearly two months ago.

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BRIEF-Toshiba auditor in talks towards signing off on last FY results by issuing 'opinion with qualification' - Jiji

* Toshiba auditor in talks towards signing off on last FY results by issuing 'opinion with qualification' - Jiji Press Further coverage: (Reporting By Chris Gallagher)

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BRIEF-Eros group in talks with apple to sell its content library of movies and music for around $1 bln - ET

* Eros group in talks with apple to sell its content library of movies and music for around $1 billion - ET, citing sources Source: http://bit.ly/2vvq0ei Further company coverage:

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Warburg Pincus-backed ESR in talks to buy Singapore's Sabana REIT-sources

SINGAPORE, Aug 7 (Reuters) - Warburg Pincus-backed e-Shang Redwood (ESR) is in advanced talks to buy struggling Sabana Shariah Compliant Industrial REIT, sources familiar with the process said, in a likely first consolidation step in Singapore's $3.5 billion mid-cap industrial trusts sector.

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Opinion: Mueller's probe is going too far

Last month, when President Donald Trump was asked by The New York Times if special counsel Robert Mueller would be crossing a line if he started investigating the finances of Trump and his family, the President said, "I think that's a violation. Look, this is about Russia."

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Tillerson, Russia's Lavrov hold talks in Manila: Interfax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov began talks on the sidelines of an Association of Southeast Asian Nations forum in Manila, Russia's Interfax news agency reported on Sunday.

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Mueller, Trump, Russia: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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China says sanctions needed for North Korea but talks crucial

MANILA (Reuters) - China's foreign minister said on Sunday new U.N. Security Council sanctions on North Korea were an appropriate response to a series of recent missile tests but talks were necessary to resolve an issue now at a critical juncture.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

Judge Drops Rape Case Against U.S.C. Student, Citing Video Evidence

Citing video of an intoxicated woman leading the student into her dorm, a judge said it was a “very strong indication” she had initiated the encounter.

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Kislyak: 'No secrets' in talks with Flynn

Russia's former ambassador to the US said Saturday that his conversations with Michael Flynn were only about "simple things" with "no secrets."

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After sanctions, Tillerson may find Russia talks an uphill climb

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has the unenviable task of exploring U.S.-Russian cooperation following Washington's latest sanctions on Russia and Moscow's expulsion of U.S. diplomats.

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'No secrets' in talks with Flynn, Kislyak says

Russia's former ambassador to the United States said Saturday that his conversations with Michael Flynn -- who was forced to resign as US national security adviser amid a controversy over those talks -- were only about "simple things" with "no secrets."

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Russia's Kislyak: talks with Trump's ex-security aide 'absolutely transparent'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former ambassador to Washington, Sergei Kislyak, said on Saturday his conversations with former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn had been transparent and focused on matters of U.S.-Russia cooperation.

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Report: Mueller seeks details from WH on Flynn lobbying for Turkish businessman

Federal investigators are examining whether former national security adviser Michael Flynn was secretly paid by the Turkish government to lobby against a critic of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, according to a report from The New York Times.

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Special counsel Mueller asks White House for Flynn documents: New York Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Investigators working for U.S. special counsel Robert Mueller, who is investigating whether President Donald Trump's 2016 campaign colluded with Russia, have asked the White House for documents related to his former national security adviser Michael Flynn, the New York Times reported on Friday.

Washington (DC) nytimes.com

Mueller Seeks White House Documents on Flynn

Investigators have also questioned witnesses about whether Michael T. Flynn was secretly paid by the Turkish government in the final months of the 2016 presidential campaign.

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BRIEF-TPG Specialty co-CEO Michael Fishman intends to step down

* TPG Specialty Lending-on Aug. 3, 2017, co announced Michael Fishman intends to step down from his position as co-CEO of co on or about Dec. 31, 2017

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CORRECTED-Eldorado, Chile's Empresas Copec talks end over price, sources say

SAO PAULO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Talks between Chile's Empresas Copec SA COP.SN and J&F Investimentos SA over Brazilian pulpmaker Eldorado Brasil SA have collapsed as the end of an exclusivity period approached and price disagreements remained, three sources with direct knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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U.S. to Join Climate Talks Despite Planned Withdrawal From Paris Accord

The U.S. will notify the U.N. on Friday of its intent to withdraw from the Paris agreement, but will take part in climate negotiations later this year.

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Court overturns Indiana death sentence in 'stun belt' case

(Reuters) - A federal appeals court on Friday threw out the death sentence for a man forced to wear a "stun belt" during the penalty phase of his trial for a 1996 triple murder in Indiana.

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Court Rejects a Murder Conviction and Sentences in Blackwater Case

A federal appeals court tossed out sentences and a verdict stemming from a shooting in Baghdad in 2007 that left 31 Iraqi civilians dead or wounded.

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House Republicans build case for contempt charges against Consumer Finance Director Cordray

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican staff members in the U.S. House of Representatives are arguing that Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Director Richard Cordray could be held in contempt of Congress for refusing to respond sufficiently to congressional subpoenas.

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Volkswagen executive pleads guilty in U.S. emissions cheating case

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit in connection with a massive diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion.

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Ireland floats special EU-UK customs union as way to break Brexit logjam

BELFAST (Reuters) - Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar called on Friday for the European Union and Britain to find "unique solutions" to their Brexit logjam, including a bespoke customs union.

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Volkswagen executive pleads guilty in U.S. diesel emissions case

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen AG executive Oliver Schmidt pleaded guilty on Friday in U.S. District Court in Detroit in connection with a massive diesel emissions scandal that has cost the German automaker as much as $25 billion.

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BRIEF-Calumet Specialty Products Partners Q2 sales $1.03 bln

* Calumet specialty products partners, l.p. Reports second quarter 2017 results

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Netanyahu's former aide turns state's witness in bribery case

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A former top aide to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will testify on behalf of state prosecutors in two graft cases in which the Israeli prime minister has been questioned as a suspect, a Justice Ministry source said on Friday.

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Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, ‘The Dark Tower’: Your Friday Briefing

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

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BRIEF-Saudi Aramco in talks to buy Petrochina refinery stake- WSJ, citing sources

* Saudi Aramco is in talks to buy Petrochina refinery stake- WSJ, citing sources

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, Robert Mueller, Russia: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Ex-intel chief warns Trump: Firing Mueller 'would be Watergate in slow motion'

After a CNN report that special counsel Robert Mueller is looking into President Donald Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russia, crossing what Trump himself called a red line, James Clapper, the former director of national intelligence, warned Trump on Thursday night that firing Mueller could have damaging consequences for both Trump and the country.

Mueller, Robert S III nytimes.com

Mueller Issuing Subpoenas Through Washington Grand Jury

At least some of the subpoenas were related to Michael T. Flynn, the former national security adviser, but whether any related to other Trump campaign members was unclear.

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Susan Collins: Trump 'can't set red lines for Bob Mueller'

Sen. Susan Collins, a member of the Senate Select Committee on Intelligence, argued that President Donald Trump was not immune to an investigation into his financial dealings by Justice Department special counsel Robert Mueller.

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Exclusive: China in talks to sell electricity to Myanmar amid warming ties

YANGON (Reuters) - Energy-hungry Myanmar is in initial talks to buy electricity from China, according to officials and documents reviewed by Reuters, in the latest sign of warming ties with Beijing under leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Senators propose legislation to protect special counsel from Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican and Democratic senators introduced two pieces of legislation on Thursday seeking to block President Donald Trump from firing the special counsel probing his ties to Russia, as Congress increasingly seeks to assert its authority on policy.

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Wall Street Journal: Mueller launches grand jury

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has launched a grand jury in his investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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Mueller is on the money trail

Federal investigators exploring whether Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russian spies have seized on Trump and his associates' financial ties to Russia as one of the most fertile avenues for moving their probe forward, according to people familiar with the investigation.

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Mueller impanels Washington grand jury in Russia probe: Wall Street Journal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has impaneled a grand jury in Washington to investigate allegations of Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections, the Wall Street Journal said on Thursday, citing two unnamed people familiar with the matter.

Text Messaging nytimes.com

Michelle Carter Is Sentenced to 15 Months in Texting Suicide Case

The case raised questions about whether Ms. Carter was responsible for Conrad Roy III’s death when she was far from the scene and did not provide a weapon.

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Israeli court sees possible graft charges in cases involving Netanyahu

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli court said on Thursday that two police investigations in which Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has been questioned could result in corruption charges, and that prosecutors were in talks with one of his former top aides.

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U.S. may soon expand U.N. talks on North Korea sanctions, signaling China deal: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States could shortly broaden talks on a push for stronger United Nations sanctions on North Korea to include all 15 Security Council members, signaling a likely deal with China on new measures, diplomats said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Aeterna Zentaris files claim against former CEO, former general counsel

* Aeterna Zentaris commences legal action against David Dodd and Philip Theodore

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Transcripts Show How Contentious Trump’s Calls Were With Mexican and Australian Leaders

The exchanges turned so sharp that Mr. Trump said talking to President Vladimir V. Putin of Russia was more pleasant.

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Senators push bill to protect Mueller

Support is gathering behind a bipartisan push to protect special counsel Robert Mueller from potentially being fired by President Donald Trump.

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Woman in Massachusetts teen texting suicide case to be sentenced

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts woman could be sentenced to up to 20 years in prison on Thursday for goading her teenage boyfriend into suicide with a series of text messages in 2014.

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Woman could get 20 years today in texting suicide case

Michelle Carter's own words helped seal her involuntary manslaughter conviction in the suicide of her boyfriend Conrad Roy III.

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BRIEF-Deutsche Telekom says waiting to see results of U.S. merger talks

Aug 3 (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom Chief Financial Officer says

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Invesco in talks to acquire Guggenheim ETF business -source

NEW YORK, Aug 3 (Reuters) - Invesco Ltd is in discussions to acquire part of the investment management business of Guggenheim Partners LLC, including its exchange-traded funds (ETF) business, according to a person familiar with the matter.

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U.S. court puts Metlife 'too big to fail' case on indefinite pause

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday decided to put the federal government's appeal in a lawsuit involving MetLife Inc. on indefinite pause to allow time for Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin to finish reviewing how the government determines non-bank financial institutions like the insurer are "too big to fail."

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Hansa Medical drug allows kidney transplantation in tough cases

LONDON (Reuters) - An experimental drug from Sweden's Hansa Medical has allowed doctors to perform successful kidney transplants in 24 out of 25 patients with a particularly high risk of organ rejection, researchers said on Wednesday.

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Major U.S. transgender case remanded after student graduates

(Reuters) - A U.S. appeals court on Wednesday returned a major transgender rights case to a lower court to determine whether it is still valid because the plaintiff, a student suing his school district, has graduated from high school.

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Exclusive: Hasbro ends talks to buy Lions Gate Entertainment - sources

(Reuters) - Hasbro Inc, the maker of games ranging from Monopoly to foam Nerf balls, has ended talks to acquire U.S. movie studio and entertainment company Lions Gate Entertainment Corp, people familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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Exclusive: Blackstone in talks to sell stake in camera maker Leica - sources

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Buyout group Blackstone is speaking with potential buyers of its 45 percent stake in iconic high-end camera and sport optics maker Leica, people close to the matter said.

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Exclusive: Hasbro ends talks to buy entertainment company Lionsgate - sources

(Reuters) - U.S toymaker Hasbro Inc has ended talks to acquire U.S. movie studio and entertainment company Lionsgate Entertainment Corp , people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Signs Russian Sanctions Into Law

The president signed legislation on Wednesday imposing sanctions on Russia and limiting his own authority to lift them.

Global Warming nytimes.com

Nations Will Start Talks to Protect Fish of the High Seas

After years of plunder, countries will begin treaty talks at the United Nations to create marine reserves in international waters.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Baltimore Drops Dozens of Cases After Video Casts Doubt on Officers

The cases relied on testimony from officers seen in a video that appeared to show one of them planting evidence at a crime scene.

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China's LeEco says in talks with China Construction Bank to resolve loan repayment

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Chinese tech conglomerate LeEco is in the midst of paying back an overdue loan and discussing repayments of a larger, upcoming due loan with China Construction Bank, the company said in a statement responding to media reports on Wednesday.

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Case thrown out against former Thai PM Somchai in rare win for anti-junta camp

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A Thai court on Wednesday dismissed a case against former prime minister Somchai Wongsawat, a brother-in-law of deposed former prime minister Thaksin Shinawatra, in a rare victory for the pro-Thaksin, anti-junta movement.

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Liquid-filled iPhone cases recalled

Nearly 275,000 iPhone cases that contain glitter suspended in liquid are being recalled after reports of leakage that caused burns and skin irritation.

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Trump Administration Is Said to Prepare Broad Trade Case Against China

The inquiry, focused on alleged intellectual property violations, marks a shift in policy toward Beijing after President Trump had emphasized greater cooperation.

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Exclusive: Former Justice Department official joins Mueller team

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former U.S. Justice Department official has become the latest lawyer to join special counsel Robert Mueller's team investigating Russia's interference in the 2016 presidential election, a spokesman for the team confirmed.

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U.S. judges allow public to see records in MetLife 'too big to fail' case

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The public may soon be able to delve into how a U.S. District Court judge came to rule that MetLife Inc is not "too big to fail," after three appeals judges on Tuesday decided many records in the case should be unsealed.

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New York ticket broker pleads not guilty in 'Hamilton' Ponzi case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A New York man has pleaded not guilty to wire fraud after being accused of running a $70 million Ponzi scheme involving the fake resale of tickets to premium events such as the Super Bowl, the U.S. Open tennis tournament and the Broadway smash "Hamilton."

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Mexico sets out NAFTA goals ahead of re-negotiation talks: document

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico has set out its goals for the upcoming renegotiation of NAFTA, according to a document seen by Reuters on Tuesday, prioritizing free access for goods and services, greater labor market integration and a strengthening of energy security.

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Russia in talks with Asian investors on Sovcomflot sell-off -RIA

MOSCOW, Aug 1 (Reuters) - Russia is in talks with Asian investors on the privatisation of state shipping company Sovcomflot, the RIA news agency cited Russian First Deputy Prime Minister Igor Shuvalov as saying on Tuesday.

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BP in talks with electric carmakers on service station chargers

LONDON (Reuters) - BP is in talks with electric vehicle makers on partnering to offer battery re-charging docks at its global network of fuel service stations as it seeks to benefit from the move away from diesel and petrol cars, Chief Executive Bob Dudley told Reuters on Tuesday.

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North Carolina given deadline to draw new maps in gerrymandering case

North Carolina does not have to hold special elections ahead of its 2018 spring legislative session, a panel of three federal judges ruled in a gerrymandering case.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Federal Jail in Brooklyn Faces a String of Sexual Assault Cases

The Metropolitan Detention Center has relatively few female inmates. Yet it accounts for a disproportionate number of sexual assault cases involving them.

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SoftBank in talks to invest in India's Flipkart through fund - sources

MUMBAI/BENGALURU, Aug 1 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group is still in talks to invest in India's Flipkart - despite the collapse of discussions to fold a smaller rival into India's largest e-commerce site - but it would do so through its Vision Fund, according to sources familiar with the matter.

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Thailand's former PM Yingluck to deliver closing remarks in criminal case

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thailand's former prime minister Yingluck Shinawatra called for justice as she arrived in court on Tuesday to deliver a closing statement in a criminal case against her in which she is accused of negligence in her handling of a multi-billion dollar rice-buying scheme.

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Pennsylvania man pleads guilty to gun charges in Holland Tunnel case

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A Pennsylvania man arrested last June on the New Jersey side of the Holland Tunnel with an arsenal of guns in his truck pleaded guilty to two weapons-related charges in a deal with prosecutors, his attorney said on Monday.

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Niger Delta leaders threaten to pull out of peace talks if demands not met by November 1

ABUJA (Reuters) - Prominent community leaders in Nigeria's restive Niger Delta oil hub threatened on Monday to pull out of peace talks with the government unless their demands were met by Nov. 1.

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Veteran Hong Kong democracy activist found not guilty in donation case

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court on Monday cleared a pro-democracy activist and former lawmaker of misconduct while in public office for allegedly failing to declare a HK$250,000 ($32,015) donation from a media tycoon.

Ginsburg, Ruth Bader nytimes.com

Sidebar: On Justice Ginsburg’s Summer Docket: Blunt Talk on Big Cases

The most outspoken member of the Supreme Court avoided talking about President Trump, a subject that caused her grief last year, but remained candid in discussing the court.

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Banco Popular says in exclusive talks with Blackstone

MADRID, July 31 (Reuters) - Spain's Banco Popular said on Monday it had entered into exclusive talks with U.S. asset management fund Blackstone Group over the sale of a majority stake in its property portfolio, confirming an earlier report in online newspaper Vozpopuli.

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U.S. says time for China to act on North Korea, Japan's Abe talks to Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and agreed on the need for further action on North Korea just hours after the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said the United States is "done talking about North Korea".

vis-photo nytimes.com

Russia Showcases Global Ambitions With Military Parades, One in Syria

Navy Day events in St. Petersburg, which President Vladimir V. Putin oversaw, and in Syria were efforts to demonstrate growing military might.

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Suspected diphtheria cases up in crisis-stricken Venezuela, data suggests

CARACAS (Reuters) - Diphtheria, a serious bacterial infection that is fatal in 5 to 10 percent of cases, appears to still be spreading in Venezuela amid unsanitary living conditions and shortages of basic medicines, rarely available data suggested this week.

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Baltimore dismisses 34 cases

More than 30 cases involving three Baltimore police officers who are the subjects of an evidence-planting investigation have been dismissed or are set to be dismissed, the Baltimore City State's Attorney said Friday.