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Dimitrov downs Kyrgios for biggest career title

(Reuters) - Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov clinched the biggest win of his career when he beat Nick Kyrgios 6-3 7-5 in the final of the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.

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United States beat Europe to retain Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - The United States beat Europe by five points to retain the Solheim Cup in Iowa on Sunday as the Americans continued their near invincibility on home soil.

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Muguruza thumps Halep in straight sets in Cincinnati final

(Reuters) - Spanish fourth seed Garbine Muguruza played flawlessly to crush Simona Halep 6-1 6-0 in a one-sided women's final at the Cincinnati Open on Sunday.

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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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Athletics: Farah wins his farewell track race in Britain

BIRMINGHAM, England (Reuters) - Mo Farah brought down the curtain on his peerless track career in Britain by winning his farewell race on home soil on an emotional afternoon at the Birmingham Grand Prix Diamond League meeting on Sunday.

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Qatar to build World Cup stadium shaped like Arabian cap

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatar will build a stadium shaped like an Arabian skull cap for the 2022 World Cup, organizers said on Sunday, as the Gulf state moves ahead with preparations for the tournament despite a diplomatic rift with its neighbors.

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Russian court rejects Siemens' plea to seize its turbines in Crimea

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Moscow court has rejected a request by Siemens to seize its gas turbines, which have turned up in Crimea contrary to EU sanctions, and to ban their installation ahead of preliminary hearings next month, the court's ruling showed on Sunday.

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Abu Dhabi signs with GE and Spain's TSK for Oman's first big wind farm

DUBAI, Aug 20 (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi renewable energy company Masdar has signed a contract with General Electric and Spain's TSK to build Oman's first large-scale wind farm in Dhofar, United Arab Emirates state news agency WAM reported on Sunday.

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Cycling: Meares coach West dies aged 57

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gary West, the coach who guided Anna Meares to gold at the 2012 London Olympics, has died at the age of 57, Cycling Australia said on Sunday.

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Nadal returns to Brisbane to open 2018 season

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Rafa Nadal, who will return to the top of the world rankings for the first time in three years on Monday, announced on Sunday that he would be opening his 18th season as a professional at the Brisbane International in January.

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Golf: Stenson leads by one in Greensboro, Love three back

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Swede Henrik Stenson remained patient before reeling off three consecutive birdies to earn a one-shot lead after the third round at the Wyndham Championship on Saturday.

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Dimitrov beats Isner to reach first Masters 1000 final

(Reuters) - Seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov reached his first Masters 1000 final after squeezing past John Isner 7-6(4) 7-6(10) in a last-four contest at the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

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Syrian army pounds rebel areas near Damascus after Russian brokered truce

AMMAN (Reuters) - Syrian jets and artillery struck rebel-held eastern Damascus suburbs on Saturday a day after a Russian sponsored ceasefire with a rebel group agreed a halt of fighting in the last opposition enclave in the capital, rebels and witnesses said.

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Muguruza beats Pliskova, advances to Cincinnati final

(Reuters) - Fourth seed Garbine Muguruza beat top seed Karolina Pliskova 6-3 6-2 in the semi-final of the Cincinnati Open in Ohio on Saturday.

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U.S. remain three points ahead of Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - American Cristie Kerr made history as the United States retained a three-point lead at the Solheim Cup when they split the morning foursomes matches against Europe on day two in Iowa on Saturday.

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Froome off to positive start in Vuelta as BMC win team time trial

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Chris Froome's bid to win the Vuelta a Espana for the first time got off to a strong start as the Briton's Team Sky came fourth in the team time trial in stage one on Saturday in Nimes, which was won by BMC Racing.

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Lethal United hit four again, Liverpool scrape first win

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester United netted four goals for the second consecutive week in the Premier League to rout Swansea City 4-0 on Saturday and ensure their highest-scoring start to a season for 110 years.

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Trump, first lady will not attend Kennedy Center Honors: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and first lady Melania Trump will not attend the Kennedy Center Honors in December, the White House announced on Saturday, after several honorees said they would boycott a White House reception before the show.

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Russian Knife Attacker Stabs and Wounds at Least 7 in Siberia

The police shot and killed the assailant in the Russian city of Surgut, said the authorities, who gave no initial indication of a terror connection.

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UPDATE 1-Zambia restores full power supply to First Quantum mines

LUSAKA, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Zambia has restored full electricity supply to the mines of First Quantum Minerals , the ministries of finance and energy said on Saturday, after reducing power to the mines earlier this week in a dispute over new, higher prices.

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Solar eclipse presents first major test of power grid in renewable era

HOUSTON, Aug 19 (Reuters) - As Monday's total solar eclipse sweeps from Oregon to South Carolina, U.S. electric power and grid operators will be glued to their monitoring systems in what for them represents the biggest test of the renewable energy era.

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Zambia restores full power supply to First Quantum mines

JOHANNESBURG, Aug 19 (Reuters) - Zambia has restored full electricity supply to the mines of First Quantum Minerals , the ministries of finance and energy said on Saturday, after reducing power to the mines earlier this week.

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Eight stabbed in Russian city, police shoot man dead: agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Eight people were injured in a knife attack in the Siberian city of Surgut, the local office of the Russian law enforcement committee said in a statement published on its website.

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Olympic champion Schooling apologizes to Malaysians

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Singapore's Olympic champion Joseph Schooling has apologized to Malaysians for saying he was going to teach their swimmers a lesson at the South East Asian Games, which open on Saturday in Kuala Lumpur.

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Pastor first to quit Trump's evangelical advisory board

A New York City megachurch pastor became the first religious leader to step down from President Trump's evangelical advisory board.

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Ormsby blitzes back nine for Fiji lead

(Reuters) - Australia's Wade Ormsby tore up the back nine with five birdies to take a one-stroke lead at the end of the third round of the Fiji International at Sigatoka on Saturday.

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Granderson heads to Dodgers for post-season push

(Reuters) - The Los Angeles Dodgers bolstered their World Series aspirations by acquiring veteran outfielder Curtis Granderson in a trade with the New York Mets on Friday.

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Seventh Australian senator referred to High Court as citizenship crisis deepens

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A crisis engulfing Australia's parliament has widened after a key independent senator became the seventh parliamentarian referred to the High Court to determine if his dual citizenship makes him ineligible to sit in parliament.

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Pujols ties Sosa for most homers by foreign-born player

(Reuters) - Albert Pujols hit the 609th home run of his career on Friday which tied him with Sammy Sosa for the most homers by a foreign-born player.

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Senator McCain completes first round of radiation and chemotherapy

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator John McCain, the 2008 Republican presidential nominee who was diagnosed with brain cancer in July, has completed his first round of radiation and chemotherapy, his daughter said on Friday.

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Nationals' Scherzer placed on disabled list with sore neck

(Reuters) - Washington Nationals leading pitcher Max Scherzer was scratched from his scheduled start against the San Diego Padres on Friday night with a sore neck.

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Pastor first to quit Trump advisory board

Pastor A.R. Bernard is the first religious leader to resign from President Donald Trump's Evangelical Advisory Board.

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McIlroy plans to defend FedExCup title: report

(Reuters) - Rory McIlroy plans to play again this year after suggesting last week that he might not compete again in 2017 to aid his recovery from a back muscle injury, according to his management group.

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Golf: At home Simpson halfway co-leader at Greensboro

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Webb Simpson recovered from two consecutive bogeys to join fellow American Ryan Armour in the lead on 13-under par after the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Muguruza outlasts Kuznetsova, next faces Pliskova in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Fourth-seeded Spaniard Garbine Muguruza won a lengthy battle against Svetlana Kuznetsova of Russia 6-2 5-7 7-5 on a hot and windy day to reach the Cincinnati Open semi-finals on Friday.

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Nadal sets up Kyrgios quarter-final in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Top-seeded Spaniard Rafael Nadal defeated fellow countryman Albert Ramos-Vinolas in straight sets on Friday to set up a mouth-watering quarter-final against Australian Nick Kyrgios.

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Brazil police seek charges for alleged World Cup stadium graft

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Federal Police have called for the indictment of 21 people, including two ex-governors of the capital Brasilia, for allegedly overcharging 559 million reais ($178 million) in the renovation of the stadium used in the 2014 World Cup.

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Golf: Under-pressure Ogilvy fires up late to make Greensboro cut

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Geoff Ogilvy, his Tour card for next year on the line, responded by producing a strong finish to the second round at the Wyndham Championship on Friday.

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Golf: Underdogs Europe seize early one-point lead in Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Underdogs Europe won the last two Solheim Cup matches in the opening foursomes session to take a 2-1/2 to 1-1/2 lead over the United States on Friday in the biennial tournament at the Des Moines Golf & Country Club in Iowa.

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Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time, from balloons

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States, providing the public with sky-high views as the moon blocks the sun.

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BRIEF-Third bidder places $9.3 bln bid for Oncor, higher than Berkshire Hathaway's $9 bln bid- CNBC, citing DJ

* Third bidder has emerged for Oncor, placing higher $9.3 billion bid than Berkshire Hathaway's $9 billion bid- CNBC, citing DJ

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The high-profile exits since Trump took office

Two communications directors, the acting attorney general and the FBI director have been among high-profile exits from the Trump administration.

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Tennis: Stosur withdraws from U.S. Open with injured hand

(Reuters) - Former U.S. Open champion Samantha Stosur of Australia has withdrawn from the tournament with an injured right hand, organizers said on Friday.

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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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Olympics: British aerial skier Wallace suffers head injury in training crash

(Reuters) - British aerial skier Lloyd Wallace has sustained a serious head injury after a training accident and is in hospital in Switzerland, the International Ski Federation and British Ski and Snowboard (BSS) said.

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BRIEF-Shake Shack Inc says licensee to open first restaurant in Mainland China by 2019​

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Russian triple-jumper Pyatykh gets four-year ban: CAS

ZURICH (Reuters) - The Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS) has imposed a four-year ban on Russian triple-jumper Anna Pyatykh for violating rules on prohibited substances, the tribunal said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Rayonier Advanced Materials enters first restatement agreement to amend and restate credit agreement

* On Aug 17 co entered first restatement agreement to amend and restate credit agreement, dated as of June 24, 2014​

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BRIEF-Howard Bancorp says deal ‍agreement contains termination rights for co, First Mariner

* Howard Bancorp says deal ‍agreement contains termination rights for co, First Mariner - SEC filing

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Hend eyes Presidents Cup audition at Fiji International

(Reuters) - Australia's Scott Hend put his hand up for Presidents Cup selection after firing a six-under-par 66 to grab a share of the lead after the second round of the Fiji International on Friday.

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Cyclist Perkins gets nod from Putin for Russia switch

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Shane Perkins has been given the green light to attain Russian citizenship by President Vladimir Putin, paving the way for the twice world champion to represent his new country at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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NFL player charged with beating sister's boyfriend

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - An Oakland Raiders cornerback who prosecutors say beat and stomped on his sister's boyfriend was charged on Thursday with assault and battery.

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China's Lenovo sinks to loss on higher costs, sluggish PC market; outlook challenging

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd posted a first-quarter loss on Friday citing higher costs and slower growth in the personal computer market, and said the outlook was challenging due to supply constraints.

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UPDATE 1-China's Lenovo sinks to loss on higher costs, sluggish PC market; outlook challenging

HONG KONG, Aug 18 (Reuters) - Chinese personal computer maker Lenovo Group Ltd posted a first-quarter loss on Friday citing higher costs and slower growth in the personal computer market, and said the outlook was challenging due to supply constraints.

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Mayweather on putting legacy on the line: 'It's worth it'

(Reuters) - With his superfight against Conor McGregor a little over a week away, Floyd Mayweather struck a reflective tone on Thursday as he discussed the risk of coming out of retirement for a massive payday.

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Wie benched for morning matches as Europe go with rookie Hall

(Reuters) - Nine-time veteran Cristie Kerr and long-hitting Lexi Thompson will lead off for the United States against Europe's Mel Reid and Charley Hull when the 15th Solheim Cup starts in Iowa on Friday.

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Pacquiao versus Horn rematch likely confirmed soon, says Arum

(Reuters) - Manny Pacquiao promoter Bob Arum is "optimistic" a rematch between his fighter and Jeff Horn will be confirmed in the next few days, he told Reuters on Thursday.

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Every, driving yips cured, leads Stenson by one in Greensboro

(Reuters) - Matt Every, on the mend after a case of the driving yips so bad he said it would have driven many to quit, made a perfect start on his way to the first-round lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

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Wisconsin Foxconn bill clears first legislative chamber

Aug 17 (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled Wisconsin State Assembly voted 59-30 on Thursday to approve a bill that paves the way for a $3 billion incentives package for a proposed liquid-crystal display plant by Taiwan's Foxconn.

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Father, son 9/11 first responders die months apart

They were father and son. They were first responders on September 11, 2001, and now, their recent deaths are being tied to their heroism on that horrific day, more than 15 years later.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. high-yield fund withdrawals largest since March -Lipper

(Adds details on mutual fund, ETF flows and market, analyst and investor quotes, table, byline) By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Investors recoiled during a turbulent week for markets, pulling the most cash from high-yield bond funds since March and billions more from stock funds, Lipper data for U.S.-based funds showed on Thursday. Those high-yield "junk" bond mutual funds and exchange-traded funds posted $2.2 billion in withdrawals, while stock fund outflows sank t

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Durant won't go to White House to visit Trump

(The Sports Xchange) - If the Golden State Warriors are invited to White House, Kevin Durant said he will not visit with President Donald Trump to celebrate the team's 2017 championship.

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Dimitrov beats Del Potro for first time to reach Cincinnati quarters

(Reuters) - Grigor Dimitrov beat big-hitting Argentine Juan Martin del Potro for the first time in six career attempts to book a place in the last eight at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.

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U.S. high-yield funds post largest outflows since March: Lipper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Investors pulled the most money from high-yield bond funds since March, withdrawing $2.2 billion during the latest week, according to Lipper on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Biostage ‍enters securities purchase agreement with First Pecos

* Biostage Inc - ‍entered into a securities purchase agreement effective as of August 11, 2017 with First Pecos - SEC filing​

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Halep has top spot in her sights with Cincinnati win

(Reuters) - Romanian second seed Simona Halep stayed on track for a tilt at the world number one spot with a 6-4 6-3 third-round win over Anastasija Sevastova at the Cincinnati Open on Thursday.

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At Senator Menendez’s Trial, Stakes Are High for Democrats

If Senator Robert Menendez, a Democrat, is convicted by early January, his replacement is likely to be a Republican, which could affect the health care bill.

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Canada's Shapovalov upbeat ahead of U.S Open qualifying

(Reuters) - Canadian Denis Shapovalov took the tennis world by storm last week with a run to the semi-finals in Montreal that included a win over Rafa Nadal and the teenage sensation is now eager to replicate that success on a much bigger stage.

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Las Ramblas: First terror attack in Spain for years

Spanish police say they are treating a deadly van ramming in Barcelona as a terror attack -- a revelation that is likely to come as a shock to a country that has largely been spared the assaults that have hit its neighbors in recent years.

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METALS-Copper, aluminium slip from multi-year highs on profit-taking

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX barely higher as bank gains offset slips in miners

TORONTO, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher on Thursday, as declines in mining stocks partly offset gains for several heavyweight banks and a jump in shares of Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc.

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Bolt reveals injury details and rounds on doubters

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt delivered a rebuke those who questioned whether he really suffered an injury in his farewell race at the World Athletics Championships by revealing details of his hamstring tear on Thursday.

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Azarenka could miss U.S. Open due to custody battle

(Reuters) - Two-time grand slam winner Victoria Azarenka said on Thursday she may withdraw from the U.S. Open as she is unwilling to part with her son during legal proceedings to separate from her former partner.

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Cycling: Former Olympic champion Sanchez fails doping test

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Spain's former Olympic champion Samuel Sanchez has been suspended with immediate effect after testing positive for banned growth hormones, cycling's governing body said on Thursday.

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Fredericks' temporary ban upheld by IAAF tribunal

BERLIN (Reuters) - An athletics disciplinary tribunal upheld on Thursday a ban on former Namibian sprinter and IAAF Council member Frankie Fredericks pending an investigation into potential ethics violations.

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UPDATE 1-Britain's Asda reports first sales growth in three years

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Asda, the British supermarket arm of Wal-Mart, the world's largest retailer, on Thursday reported its first underlying sales growth for three years, helped by food price inflation and very weak comparative numbers last year.

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Turner to launch sports streaming service in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turner Broadcasting System plans to launch a standalone sports streaming service for consumers in 2018, the Time Warner Inc unit said on Thursday.

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Cycling: Kittel swaps Belgium's Quick-Step for Katusha Alpecin

(Reuters) - German sprinter Marcel Kittel has left Belgium's Quick-Step Floors and signed a two-year deal with Swiss cycling team Katusha Alpecin.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks, FX sail higher as dollar licks Fed wounds

LONDON, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks sailed higher for a second day and many currencies firmed on Thursday after diminishing U.S. interest rate prospects and political upheaval in Washington hurt the dollar while choppy commodity prices cast a shadow over some markets.

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New Zealand's Pearce takes one-shot lead in Fiji

(Reuters) - New Zealand's Daniel Pearce roared up the leaderboard with a scintillating start on his back nine to card a six-under 66 for a one-shot lead after the first round of the Fiji International on Thursday.

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Writer: Interview highlights Bannon's arrogance

Robert Kuttner of The American Prospect talks about his interview with Steve Bannon, saying Donald Trump's chief strategist's claim that he didn't know he was being interviewed isn't believable.

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Lighter gloves spell quick end of Mayweather, says McGregor

(Reuters) - Mixed martial arts champion Conor McGregor is happy about the switch to lighter gloves for his Aug. 26 fight against undefeated boxer Floyd Mayweather and says his opponent will now struggle to make it past the second round.

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Meet the world's highest outdoor whisky bar

Does whisky taste better at higher altitudes?

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Republicans offer few tax plan details at high-profile event

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. (Reuters) - Republican tax writers from the U.S. House of Representatives promoted their legislative goals at a special gathering in California on Wednesday, but offered few new details about provisions that may end up in their long-sought overhaul plan.

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Dominant Madrid crush Barcelona to win Super Cup

(Reuters) - Real Madrid won the Spanish Super Cup for the 10th time with a 2-0 win over rivals Barcelona at a joyous Santiago Bernabeu on Wednesday to complete a 5-1 aggregate victory.

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Kisner licks PGA wounds, regroups for Wyndham Championship

GREENSBORO, North Carolina (Reuters) - Kevin Kisner has had little time to wallow in disappointment after last week's PGA Championship and will return to action at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.

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Dimitrov sets up last-16 clash with Del Potro

(Reuters) - Bulgarian seventh seed Grigor Dimitrov beat Feliciano Lopez 7-6(5) 6-4 at the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday to set up a last-16 clash with Juan Martin Del Potro.

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Venus upset by Australian qualifier in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Ninth seed Venus Williams was upset 6-3 2-6 6-2 by Australian qualifier Ashleigh Barty in the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Wednesday, hampering the American's U.S. Open preparations.

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DRW to buy RGM in latest deal among high-speed trading firms

NEW YORK, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Proprietary trading firm DRW Holdings on Wednesday said it agreed to buy RGM Advisors, in the latest example of consolidation among high-frequency trading (HFT) firms, which have struggled remain profitable amid rising costs and low market volatility.

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Judy Murray tells of long battle to tennis success

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish coach Judy Murray, a driving force in British tennis and mother of world number one Andy and Wimbledon mixed doubles champion Jamie, has shaped the two most successful players Britain has produced in decades.

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South Africa's Pistorius allowed out of prison for grandmother's funeral

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Oscar Pistorius, the South African Paralympic gold medalist serving a six-year jail term for murdering his girlfriend, was allowed out of prison on Wednesday to attend his maternal grandmother's funeral, correctional services said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Georgia Power says first steam generator has been placed at Vogtle nuclear expansion

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Emma Stone ascends to top of Forbes' highest-paid actresses

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Fresh off winning her first Oscar, actress Emma Stone ousted Jennifer Lawrence on Wednesday to claim the top spot on Forbes' 2017 list of the world's highest-paid actresses.

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UPDATE 1-Russian watchdog says Schlumberger-Eurasia Drilling deal "has big problems"

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The acquisition of a 51 percent stake in Russia's Eurasia Drilling Co (EDC) by U.S. oilfield services giant Schlumberger "has big problems" in the current political situation, the head of Russia's competition watchdog said on Wednesday.

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Neo-Nazi website returns with Russian help

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Soccer: Ronaldo loses appeal against five-match ban after pushing ref

MADRID (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo lost his appeal to the Spanish football federation of his five-match ban for pushing a referee after being sent off in the Spanish Super Cup first leg.

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Golf: Matthew to replace injured Pettersen for Europe at Solheim Cup

(Reuters) - Scotland's Catriona Matthew will replace injured Suzann Pettersen in Europe's Solheim Cup team at Des Moines Golf and Country Club in West Des Moines, captain Annika Sorenstam said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Investors Title board increases quarterly dividend to $0.40/share

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Japan's Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist, his manager said on Wednesday.

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Russian-Germans in focus amid fears of Moscow propaganda

PFORZHEIM, Germany (Reuters) - German political parties campaigning for elections next month are competing to attract 2 million voters with roots in the former Soviet Union, amid concerns that Russian propaganda could sway votes in the community.

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US STOCKS-Wall St opens higher; investors eye Fed minutes

* Indexes up: Dow 0.21 pct, S&P 0.19 pct, Nasdaq 0.18 pct (Updates to open)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX opens higher as financials, energy stocks lead

TORONTO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose at the open on Wednesday in broad-based gains led by financials, while energy stocks were buoyed by firmer crude oil prices.

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Cycling: Preview: Froome Tour/Vuelta double

PARIS (Reuters) - The Vuelta is where everything started for Chris Froome and it could well be where he moves closer to the greatest grand tour riders as the Tour de France champion attempts a unique double in the modern era.

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Futures higher ahead of Fed minutes

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of the minutes on the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting, which will offer clues on the future path of interest rate hikes.

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US STOCKS-Futures higher ahead of Fed minutes

Aug 16 (Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Wednesday ahead of the minutes on the Federal Reserve's July policy meeting, which will offer clues on the future path of interest rate hikes.

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Target posts higher quarterly comp sales after a year of declines

(Reuters) - Target Corp reported a 1.3 percent rise in quarterly comparable sales, after a year of declines, helped by higher customer visits to its stores and website.

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UK's biggest warship HMS Queen Elizabeth sails into home port for first time

Portsmouth (Reuters) - Britain's most advanced and biggest warship, the 65,000-tonne aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, berthed for the first time at its home port of Portsmouth on Tuesday.

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METALS-Zinc hits highest in a decade on China construction spend

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BRIEF-Enzo Biochem says federal judge in a U.S. Court has entered an order in action entitled Enzo Life Sciences v. Abbott Laboratories ​

* Enzo Biochem says ‍a federal judge in a U.S. Court has entered an order in action entitled Enzo Life Sciences, Inc. v. Abbott Laboratories - sec filing​

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging Europe muscles higher as GDP readings smash forecasts

LONDON, Aug 16 (Reuters) - The Czech crown and Polish zloty jumped on Wednesday after strong economic growth data smashed forecasts, while emerging market stocks rose to a one-week high as tensions between North Korea and the United States eased.

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Serena eyes 'outrageous' Australian Open return

(Reuters) - Serena Williams aims to defend her Australian Open title next year, the American saying the rapid return to action would only give her around three months to prepare after giving birth to her first child.

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In Ukraine, a Malware Expert Who Could Blow the Whistle on Russian Hacking

For the first time, an actual witness has emerged in the hack of the Democratic National Committee, and he has been interviewed by the F.B.I.

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Bacsinszky out of U.S. Open with hand injury

(Reuters) - Switzerland's Timea Bacsinszky has withdrawn from the U.S. Open due to a lingering hand injury, the world number 24 has said.

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Russian Railways keeps plans to order additional trains from Siemens: Russian agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Railways on Wednesday said it was keeping plans to order additional trains from Siemens despite a row between Russia and the German firm over sanctions violations, Russian news agencies reported.

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Russian Railways keeps plans to order additional trains from Siemens - Russian agencies

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Russian Railways on Wednesday said it was keeping plans to order additional trains from Siemens despite a row between Russia and the German firm over sanctions violations, Russian news agencies reported.

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UPDATE 1-Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev says charges against him "fabricated"

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in court on Wednesday that the charges in the bribery case against him were fabricated and accused Igor Sechin, the chief executive of oil giant Rosneft, and the FSB security service, of carrying out a "provocation."

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Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev says charges against him 'fabricated'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in court on Wednesday that the charges in the bribery case against him were fabricated and accused Igor Sechin, the chief executive of oil giant Rosneft, and the FSB security service of carrying out a "provocation."

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Russian ex-economy minister Ulyukayev says charges against him "fabricated"

MOSCOW, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Russia's former economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev said in court on Wednesday that the charges in the bribery case against him were fabricated and accused Igor Sechin, the chief executive of oil giant Rosneft, and the FSB security service of carrying out a "provocation."

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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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Golf: Bae swaps firing range for driving range ahead of return

SEOUL (Reuters) - Bae Sang-moon took his first steps back into civilian life on Wednesday after completing his mandatory stint in the South Korean military and the two-time PGA Tour winner is eager to get his golfing career back on track.

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METALS-London zinc hits highest in a decade on China construction spend

(Adds zinc high, comments, details) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - London zinc hit its highest in almost a decade on Wednesday, as Chinese infrastructure demand that has fed a rally in steel prices for months spills into markets for steelmaking raw materials. The rally in zinc, used for galvanising steel, comes as China steps up plans to develop infrastructure while capacity cuts in its steel industry reform boost prices, said analyst Daniel Hynes of ANZ in Sydney

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METALS-London zinc edges towards decade-high on back of steel price rally

MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - London zinc was edging towards its highest in a decade on Wednesday, boosted as a months-long rally in steel prices also pushes up markets for steelmaking raw materials.

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Woodside says expects first Wheatstone LNG cargo in Sept

MELBOURNE, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Woodside Petroleum expects the first cargo from the Wheatstone liquefied natural gas project in September, Chief Executive Peter Coleman said on Wednesday.

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

New Citizens Hold Their Heads High, 102 Floors Above New York

Thirty immigrants were sworn in atop One World Trade Center, in a ceremony that featured a speech by the former U.S. attorney Preet Bharara.

Theater nytimes.com

Brantley in Britain: Regressing in London With Meat Loaf and Adrian Mole

Stage adaptations of “Bat Out of Hell” and “The Secret Diary of Adrian Mole, Aged 13¾” allow the middle-aged to retreat to the age of innocence.

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USADA bans Goodwin but 49ers receiver says has quit long jump

(Reuters) - Former long jumper Marquise Goodwin, who is now a wide receiver for the San Francsico 49ers, was handed a one-year ban by USADA on Tuesday for not providing his whereabouts for drug testing but the NFL player said he no longer competes in athletics.

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Some jobs tied to higher risk of rheumatoid arthritis

(Reuters Health) - Workers exposed to airborne toxins may have an elevated risk of developing rheumatoid arthritis, an immune system disorder that causes debilitating swelling and pain in the joints, a Swedish study suggests.

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Trump: I wanted to know the facts first

While giving a statement on infrastructure from Trump Tower in New York City, President Trump says he was late to condemn white supremacist groups because he wanted to make sure, unlike most politicians, he was "correct."

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Venus overpowers Riske at Cincinnati Masters

(Reuters) - Ninth-seeded Venus Williams used her powerful serve and pinpoint shot making to defeat fellow American Alison Riske 6-2 6-0 in the first round of the Cincinnati Masters on Tuesday.

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Del Potro, Kyrgios advance, Raonic withdraws in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Juan Martin del Potro and Nick Kyrgios took positive steps in their U.S. Open preparation by ousting seeded opponents to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday.

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Raonic latest to withdraw from Cincinnati tournament

(The Sports Xchange) - Milos Raonic withdrew from the Western & Southern Cincinnati Open tennis tournament, pulling out on Tuesday due to a wrist injury.

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BRIEF-The China Fund responds to City of London Investment Group letter

* China Fund says it had sent a response to letter that City of London Investment Group PLC had attached to its August 10, 2017 form 13D filing​

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Tennis:Last two years have taken heavy toll on Murray, says mum Judy

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - The last two years on the relentless ATP Tour have taken their toll on Andy Murray, the three times grand slam champion's mum Judy told Reuters.

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Body builder dies eating high-protein diet

Meegan Hefford, a 25-year-old bodybuilder, was found unconscious on June 19 in her Mandurah, Western Australia, apartment, according to CNN affiliate Australia News 7. Days later, Hefford was pronounced dead. Only after her death did her family learn that Hefford, the mother of a 7-year-old daughter and a 5-year-old son, had a rare genetic disorder that prevented her body from properly metabolizing her high-protein diet.

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Neymar becomes goodwill ambassador for world's disabled

GENEVA (Reuters) - Neymar, fresh from his first win with Paris St. Germain and his world-record signing for the club, became a goodwill ambassador for Handicap International on Tuesday, pledging to work for millions who are "less visible" but deserve equality.

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Sharapova awarded main draw wildcard at U.S. Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Maria Sharapova will make her first grand slam appearance in over 18 months after she was awarded a main draw wildcard for the upcoming U.S. Open, the tournament organisers confirmed on 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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Lack of sleep tied to higher risk of diabetes in kids

Reuters Health - Children who don’t get enough sleep may be more likely to develop diabetes than kids who typically get enough shuteye, a UK study suggests.

Grenfell Tower Fire (June, 2017) nytimes.com

London Inferno Inquiry Will Scrutinize How Officials Dealt With Complaints of Fire Risk

At least 80 people died in the blaze at Grenfell Tower, and local authorities were accused of having ignored warnings from the tenants.

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U.S. longer-dated bond net shorts hit five-week high -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Aug 15 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who are bearish on longer-dated U.S. Treasuries over those who are bullish on them grew to its highest in five weeks, JPMorgan's latest client survey showed on Tuesday. Benchmark Treasury yields fell to six-week lows last week due to safe-haven buying spurred by fears of an imminent military showdown between the United States and North Korea over the latter's goal to target the U.S. mainland with nuclear weapons. Since the weekend,

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Americans' debt level notches a new record high

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Americans' debt level notched another record high in the second quarter, after having earlier in the year surpassed its pre-crisis peak, on the back of modest rises in mortgage, auto and credit card debt, where delinquencies jumped.

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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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Cycling: Landa joins Movistar from Team Sky

(Reuters) - Spanish rider Mikel Landa has left Team Sky and signed a two-year contract with rivals Movistar, the team's general manager said on Tuesday.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tensions ease

Aug 15 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened slightly higher on Tuesday on improving risk appetite as fears of conflict between North Korea and the United States receded.

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Futures higher as North Korea tensions fade

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Tuesday as North Korea's leader delayed a decision on firing missiles towards the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, pointing to receding tensions between the United States and North Korea.

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U.S. sanctions hit Russian hopes of a 'Trump bump' for investment

MOSCOW (Reuters) - New U.S. sanctions on Moscow have forced Russian business chiefs to accept that Donald Trump's rise to power is not about to produce a "Trump Bump" in foreign investment.

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Olympics: More than 2,000 mascot applications received for Tokyo

(Reuters) - A total of 2,042 mascot designs have been received for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics after a competition launched earlier this month invited Japanese residents to submit their proposals, Games organizers said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Financials and Danone help European shares edge higher, commodities weigh

* Commodity-related stocks weigh (Adds detail, updates prices)

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London's Holborn underground station closed in fire alert

LONDON (Reuters) - London's Holborn underground train station was closed on Tuesday as the emergency services responded to a fire alert and reports of smoke, the transport operator said.

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BRIEF-First International Bank of Israel reports Q2 net earnings of NIS 151 mln

* First International Bank of Israel announces second quarter 2017 results

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Financials and Danone help European shares edge higher

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - European shares rose in early deals on Tuesday, recovering further ground as geopolitical tensions eased in holiday-thinned trading.

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Taiwan says on high alert after recent Chinese air force drills

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's military is on a high state of alert following three straight days of drills by the Chinese air force near to the self-ruled island which Beijing claims as its own, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said on Tuesday.

Fires and Firefighters nytimes.com

Losing London: Grenfell Tower Fire Shows Double Standard at Work in One London District

Councilors in London’s Kensington and Chelsea borough, home to some of the city’s wealthiest and poorest residents, are accused of catering to the wealthy and ignoring the poor.

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Querrey leads old guard into second round at Cincinnati

(Reuters) - American 15th seed Sam Querrey cruised into the second round of the Cincinnati Open with a routine 6-3 6-0 win over compatriot Stefan Kozlov on Monday on a day when the old guard dominated the younger players.

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Cycling: Australian former Olympic champion Wooldridge dies

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian cyclist Stephen Wooldridge, a former Olympic and world champion, has died at the age of 39.

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Keys beats Vandeweghe again in Cincinnati

(Reuters) - Madison Keys beat fellow American CoCo Vandeweghe for the second time in eight days with a 6-4 3-6 6-3 victory on Monday to reach the second round of the Cincinnati Open.

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Woods had five drugs in system at time of DUI arrest: report

(Reuters) - Former world number one golfer Tiger Woods had five different drugs in his system when he was arrested on suspicion of driving under the influence in May, according to an ESPN report on Monday.

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BRIEF-Prometic reports 2017 second quarter highlights and financial results

* Prometic reports 2017 second quarter highlights and financial results

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Matsuyama announces marriage and fatherhood, surprising Japan

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Hideki Matsuyama announced on Monday that he has been married since January and is now a father, news which caught Japanese media and fans by surprise.

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Golf: Winning one major is a great year, says Spieth

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - A major season that began with the Masters favorite falling down stairs ended with one of the game’s best young players capturing the PGA Championship, a reminder of the ephemeral nature of the most unpredictable of sports.

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NFL player sits out national anthem to protest Virginia violence

(Reuters) - Seattle Seahawks player Michael Bennett remained seated during the playing of the U.S. national anthem before a pre-season National Football League game to protest deadly violence at a white supremacist rally in Virginia over the weekend, his team said.

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Gavrilova hangs on to defeat Mladenovic at Cincinnati Open

(Reuters) - Australian Daria Gavrilova shook off an uncertain second set to defeat France's Kristina Mladenovic 6-0 7-6(6) on Monday at the Cincinnati Open.

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Olympics: Ireland's Rio ticket agent was front for banned seller, says report

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The agent at the center of an alleged scheme to illegally pass Ireland's tickets for the 2016 Rio Olympics to touts was "not genuine" and was used to hide the involvement of banned ticket reseller THG, a Irish government report said on Monday.

Eclipses nytimes.com

An Eclipse Chaser’s Guide to Your First Eclipse

The coming solar eclipse will be a wondrous sight — if you get into viewing position in time, the clouds cooperate and you’re ready to have your mind blown.

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U.S. hedge funds circle high-flying tech stocks in second-quarter: SEC filings

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund managers were active in the FAANG group of high-flying tech stocks in the second quarter, with Third Point increasing its stake in two of the companies and Omega Advisors trimming stakes in three, regulatory filings showed.

Demonstrations, Protests and Riots nytimes.com

Trump Is Set to Make First Trip Back to His Manhattan Home

After a white nationalist protest in Virginia erupted into violence over the weekend, concerns have escalated over what Mr. Trump’s arrival in New York might provoke.

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U.S. hedge funds circle high-flying tech stocks in Q2 -SEC filings

NEW YORK, Aug 14 (Reuters) - U.S. hedge fund managers were active in the FAANG group of high-flying tech stocks in the second quarter, with Third Point increasing its stake in two of the companies and Omega Advisors trimming stakes in three, regulatory filings showed.

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Novum completes first sale of imported diesel to Mexican retailer

MEXICO CITY, Aug 14 (Reuters) - U.S.-based trading firm Novum Energy has completed its first sale of imported ultra-low sulfur diesel to a fuel retailer based in Mexico, the company said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Bombardier delivers its first learjet 75 aircraft to a Brazilian customer

* Bombardier delivers its first learjet 75 aircraft to a Brazilian customer

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Tennis: Federer's pullout from Cincinnati hands number one spot to Nadal

(Reuters) - Roger Federer has pulled out of the Cincinnati Open with a back injury, meaning Rafa Nadal will be the new world number one in next week's rankings.

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Soccer: Ronaldo hit with five-match ban after shoving referee

(Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo was banned for five matches for pushing the referee after he was shown a red card against Barcelona in Real Madrid's 3-1 Spanish Super Cup first leg victory on Sunday, the Spanish Football Federation (RFEF) said on Monday.

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London's Big Ben to fall silent for 4 years

Big Ben will fall silent next week for four years as "major conservation works" are carried out on the tower which houses the bell, UK Parliament announced Monday.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens higher as North Korea tension eases

Aug 14 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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Futures higher as North Korea tensions ease slightly

(Reuters) - U.S. stock index futures were higher on Monday as tensions on the Korean peninsula eased slightly after key U.S. officials played down the risk of an imminent war with North Korea.

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Golf: American Schubert wins U.S. Amateur

(Reuters) - American Sophia Schubert won the U.S. Amateur Championship on Sunday, beating Albane Valenzuela of Switzerland 6&5 in the 36-hole final at San Diego Country Club in southern California.

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Nishikori skips Cincinnati Masters due to injury

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori has become the latest top 10 player to pull out of this week's Cincinnati Masters after the world number nine withdrew from the U.S. Open warmup event due to pain from a long-standing right wrist injury.

Television nytimes.com

Game of Thrones: ‘Game of Thrones’ Season 7, Episode 5: High Drama and New Arrivals

That was quite the hour of soapy intrigue and revelation on “Game of Thrones” on Sunday.

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METALS-London metals mixed after disappointing China factory report

(Adds comment, detail, updates prices) By Melanie Burton MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - London copper was little changed on Monday, holding below recent two-year peaks on a weaker dollar, as analysts flagged prospects of a correction given August's strong price gains and disappointing factory activity from China. China's factory output grew 6.4 percent in July from a year earlier, while fixed-asset investment expanded 8.3 percent in the first seven months, both below economists' fore

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Athletics: Golden London run has triumphant Pearson eyeing Tokyo

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's Sally Pearson will reward herself with "volumes" of greasy food after winning her second 100 meters hurdles world championship but plans to keep herself in top shape in the long-term for a tilt at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics.

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Thomas wins PGA Championship for first major title

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Justin Thomas capped off a major season that belonged to an aggressive new breed of fearless young Americans when he stormed to a two-stroke victory at the PGA Championship on Sunday.

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METALS-London metals bide time ahead of China industrial report

MELBOURNE, Aug 14 (Reuters) - London copper and aluminium rose on Monday, holding near recent two-year peaks on a weaker dollar, while markets looked to China industrial data due later for signals on demand strength in the world's top metals consumer. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged up 0.3 percent to $6,430 a tonne by 0116 GMT, after closing slightly softer on Friday. Prices hit the highest in more than 2-1/2 years on Aug. 9 at $6,515 a tonne. * Shanghai

PGA Championship nytimes.com

Justin Thomas Wins the P.G.A. Championship, His First Major Title

Thomas, 24, shot an eight-under-par 276 for the victory.

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Ronaldo hogs headlines as Real beat Barca 3-1 in Clasico

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo scored a sensational goal and was then sent off for a combination of his provocative celebration and for diving as Real Madrid beat Barcelona 3-1 in an explosive Spanish Super Cup first leg on Sunday.

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Bolt vows 'never again' after emotional London farewell

LONDON (Reuters) - Usain Bolt took an emotional final bow on the track at the end of the World Championships in London on Sunday before declaring that, definitely and definitively, there was no way he would ever return to sprinting.

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Federer stunned by Zverev in Montreal final

(Reuters) - German fourth seed Alexander Zverev upset Roger Federer 6-3 6-4 in the Rogers Cup final in Montreal on Sunday to join the Swiss right-hander as the most trophy-laden player on the ATP Tour this year with five titles.

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Athletics: Trinidad deny U.S. seventh successive 4x400 world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Trinidad and Tobago denied United States a seventh successive world 4x400 meters relay title when Lalonde Gordon overhauled Fred Kerley on the final straight to win a breathtaking final at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday.

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Athletics: Manangoi brings 1,500m joy for Kenya as Kiprop flops

LONDON (Reuters) - Asbel Kiprop failed in his bid for a fourth consecutive 1,500 meters gold medal at the World Championships on Sunday - but Kenya still celebrated a dazzling one-two with new champion Elijah Manangoi leading home his friend Timothy Cheruiyot.

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U.S. reclaim 4x400m title, more injury woe for Jamaica

LONDON (Reuters) - Olympic champions the United States reclaimed their women’s 4x400m relay world title as Jamaica suffered more injury heartbreak in the World Championships final on Sunday.

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Athletics: Barshim sails to dominant world high jump gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Qatar's Mutaz Essa Barshim secured the global high jump title his talent has promised for so long when he completed a faultless series in the World Championships on Sunday, culminating in a winning leap of 2.35 metres.

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Athletics: Perkovic dominates discus to clinch second world title

LONDON (Reuters) - Double Olympic champion Sandra Perkovic eased her way to a second world discus title after being the only athlete to throw over 70 meters at the World Championships on Sunday.

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Golf: Kisner seeks major glory at receptive Quail Hollow

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Overnight leader Kevin Kisner set off for what could be a riveting finish to the PGA Championship on Sunday as early starters said a Quail Hollow layout that had been mostly challenging all week was there for the taking.

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Semenya takes another 800m title in her stride

LONDON (Reuters) - Caster Semenya claimed another global title when she won the world 800 meters gold while seemingly barely taking a breath on Sunday, biding her time before surging clear to record one minute 55.16 seconds, the fastest time in the world this year.

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Svitolina dumps Wozniacki to clinch Toronto title

TORONTO (Reuters) - Ukrainian Elina Svitolina capped a remarkable week in Toronto by beating Dane Caroline Wozniacki 6-4 6-0 at the Rogers Cup on Sunday to capture her tour-leading fifth title of the season.

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Obiri wins 5,000 meters with astonishing last lap

LONDON (Reuters) - Kenyan Hellen Obiri produced an astonishing last lap to break Almaz Ayana's resistance, win the 5,000 meters at the World Athletics Championships and claim her first major title on Sunday.

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Coe bemoans Bolt's 'devastating moment'

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe said he felt huge sympathy for Usain Bolt after the Jamaican pulled up with a hamstring problem during his final event on Saturday, but believes the great sprinter's departure will open the door for new talent to shine.

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Athletics: Farah says British media trying to destroy his achievements

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Olympic and world champion Mo Farah said the British media were trying to destroy his achievements and repeated that he was a clean athlete during an emotional outburst on Sunday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

White House Acts to Stem Fallout From Trump’s First Charlottesville Remarks

The White House, under siege over President Trump’s initial comments, on Sunday condemned “white supremacists” for inciting violence that left a woman dead.

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Athletics: Colombian pride as Arevalo takes gold in men's 20km walk

LONDON (Reuters) - Eider Arevalo won Colombia’s first gold of the World Championships on Sunday by triumphing in the men’s 20 kilometer walk.

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Dovizioso edged Marquez to claim victory in Austria

(Reuters) - Ducati's Andrea Dovizioso held off MotoGP points leader Marc Marquez to claim his third victory of the season at the Austrian Grand Prix on Sunday.

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Athletics: Yang takes 20km walk gold in dramatic finish on Mall

LONDON (Reuters) - Yang Jiayu raced to gold in a thrilling finish to the 20km walk at the World Athletics Championships on Sunday but her compatriot Lyu Xiuzhi learned she had been dramatically disqualified when meters away from winning the bronze medal.