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Catalonia (Spain) nytimes.com

News Analysis: In Catalonia Crisis, Shared Blame for ‘a Difficult and Undesirable Situation’

Catalan separatists have flouted Spain’s Constitution, but Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy has also allowed the conflict to spin dangerously out of control.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: America’s Forever Wars

How many foreign entanglements will the public tolerate, and why is Congress AWOL from this debate?

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SoFi held sale talks, but bidders balked at $8 billion price: newspaper

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price...

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

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

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

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

United States International Relations nytimes.com

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

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

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North Korea's illicit dealings in Africa

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

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SoFi held sale talks, but bidders balked at $8 bln price -newspaper

NEW YORK, Oct 22 (Reuters) - Social Finance Inc discussed a potential sale earlier this year, including with financial services company Charles Schwab Corp, but the talks fell apart over the $8 billion price the online lender sought, the Financial Times reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

Museums nytimes.com

The Newseum Is Increasingly Relevant, but Can It Survive?

The institution that celebrates journalism is now reckoning with years of financial deficits, partly caused by a news industry in turmoil.

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Ex-Fox News anchor speaks out

Bill O'Reilly paid $32 million to a Fox News colleague who threatened to sue him for alleged sexual misconduct, according to a new report from the New York Times. O'Reilly's spokesperson denied the reporting saying the Times "maliciously smeared" O'Reilly.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Officials Fear Closing of U.S. Lab Combating Biological Threats

The Trump administration has proposed closing the National Urban Security Technology Laboratory as part of larger cuts it envisions for the Department of Homeland Security.

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Thomas prevails in playoff to win CJ Cup in Korea

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

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Korean Ji ends eight-year LPGA title drought in Taiwan

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

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Golf: FedExCup champion Thomas wins CJ Cup in Korea

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

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

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

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

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

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Henkel may make U.S. acquisitions: CEO in newspaper

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - German consumer goods group Henkel may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.

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Henkel may make U.S. acquistions - CEO in newspaper

FRANKFURT, Oct 21 (Reuters) - German consumer goods group Henkel may further expand its business in the United States via acquisitions, Chief Executive Hans van Bylen told Welt am Sonntag in an interview.

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

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

Education (K-12) nytimes.com

Letters: Teenagers’ View of the News

We asked high school students to react to a recent Times article and got over 1,000 responses. Here are 20 of our favorites.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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Trump renews attack on 'wacky' congresswoman

President Donald Trump on Saturday continued lashing out at the Democratic congresswoman who offered a critical account of his conversation with the widow of a fallen US soldier, calling the congresswoman "wacky."

Environmental Protection Agency nytimes.com

The E.P.A.’s Top 10 Toxic Threats, and Industry’s Pushback

The Environmental Protection Agency published a list of potential threats it would evaluate first under a new law. Interest groups are lining up in opposition.

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Thomas battles back in Korea, shares lead with Brown

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

New York Times nytimes.com

Readers React: Military Members and Their Families Respond to John Kelly’s News Conference

Despite the common connection, their reactions to Mr. Kelly’s speech were anything but unanimous: Some deplored his defense of the administration, while others insisted he was speaking as a true military man.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Diplomatic Memo: For Nikki Haley, an Establishment Tutorial in Statecraft

At a panel discussion, former secretaries of state Condoleezza Rice and Madeleine K. Albright coached President Trump’s ambassador to the United Nations.

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

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

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Russia's Kasatkina, Germany's Goerges reach Kremlin Cup final

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Daria Kasatkina and Julia Goerges of Germany will meet in the final of the Kremlin Cup after defeating their semi-final opponents in Moscow on Friday.

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

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

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Germany will await prosecution "ok" before delivering Israeli subs - Spiegel

BERLIN, Oct 20 (Reuters) - Germany will wait for Israeli prosecutors to conclude all investigations in a corruption scandal involving Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu before delivering three submarines in a $2 billion defence deal, German magazine Der Spiegel reported.

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Schlumberger, Baker Hughes warn of North America slowdown

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

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

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

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Why this city is the Versailles of Germany

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Schlumberger warns of moderating North American activity

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Golf: Korean women's scores scrubbed after controversial ruling

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

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Moscow seeks support for Russia-Chinese roadmap on North Korea

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

Nuclear Energy nytimes.com

South Korea Will Resume Reactor Work, Defying Nuclear Opponents

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

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Australia receives 'unprecedented' letter from North Korea

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

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South Korea stresses safety of Pyeongchang Olympics to diplomats, companies

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

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Tennis: Hopeful Eight seek starring role in Singapore showdown

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - All eight women competing at the WTA Finals will go into the tournament believing they have a genuine chance of finishing the season on a high note when round-robin play starts on Sunday without a clear favorite for the title.

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

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

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 20

Oct 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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

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

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South Korea survey backs restarting construction of two nuclear reactors

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

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

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

Banking and Financial Institutions nytimes.com

A Boom in Credit Cards: Great News for Banks, Less So Consumers

Card debt has soared to record levels, generating big profits for banks but leaving some people with unmanageable payments.

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US preparing for North Korea's 'final step'

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

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

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

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Ending Iran nuclear deal would worsen North Korea situation: Kerry

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

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Facebook to launch news subscription feature, some big names opt out

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Thursday it has signed up 10 news publishers including the Washington Post and The Economist to take part in a trial that gives its mobile app users access to a limited number of articles a month and then the option to subscribe via the publishers' own websites.

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

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

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Germany says worried about new generation of Islamic State recruits

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's domestic intelligence agency said on Thursday that minors returning from war zones in Syria and Iraq could grow into a new generation of recruits in Germany for the Islamic State group.

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Germany's FDP, Greens try to find common ground at first talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - A first meeting between Germany's pro-business Free Democrats (FDP) and the Greens about joining a coalition led by conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel focused on finding out common points of agreement, FDP General Secretary Nicola Beer said on Thursday.

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

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

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Fewer migrants entitled to join family in Germany: study

BERLIN (Reuters) - The number of foreigners who qualify to join loved ones granted asylum in Germany is much smaller than government estimates, a study showed on Thursday, potentially removing an obstacle in

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Golf: Thomas surges clear as PGA Tour makes Korea debut

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

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

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

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Study: Insect populations in Germany decline 75%

A new scientific study has found "dramatic" and "alarming" declines in insect populations in areas in Germany, which researchers say could have far-reaching consequences for the world's crop production and natural ecosystems.

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

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

Transgender and Transsexuals nytimes.com

Deal on North Carolina Bathroom Law Would Expand Transgender Protections

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

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Settlement proposed in North Carolina transgender bathroom lawsuit

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

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Proposed settlement reached in North Carolina's transgender bathroom lawsuit

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

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ACLU, North Carolina governor reach agreement in transgender bathroom lawsuit

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

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

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

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

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

Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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Trump's tweets lead to bad news coverage, study shows

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

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

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

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

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'Fake news!': Ireland rebukes Trump over corporate tax claim

DUBLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that he had heard Ireland was going to cut its already low corporate tax rate is "fake news", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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"Fake news!": Ireland rebukes Trump over corporate tax claim

DUBLIN, Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's assertion that he had heard Ireland was going to cut its already low corporate tax rate is "fake news", Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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Judicial nominee invoked Nazi Germany in describing treatment of Christians in US

President Donald Trump's nominee for a federal judgeship in Texas invoked religious crackdowns by the Nazis in Germany and other totalitarian regimes to describe the treatment of Christians in the US during three interviews in 2013 and 2014.

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Ford to recall about 1.3 million vehicles in North America

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

Samsung C&T Corp nytimes.com

Samsung Is Under Scrutiny Again as South Korean Police Raid Offices

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

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Eli Lilly to collaborate with Germany's CureVac on cancer vaccines

Oct 18 (Reuters) - U.S. drugmaker Eli Lilly and Co said on Wednesday it will collaborate with CureVac AG on development of up to five immunotherapy cancer vaccines using the German company's messenger RNA (mRNA) technology.

Terrorism nytimes.com

News Analysis: After the Caliphate, What’s Next for ISIS? ISIS 2.0, Experts Say

With the fall of its capital and loss of territory, the Islamic State may be reeling but not vanquished.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

In Italian Schools, Reading, Writing and Recognizing Fake News

A new program, aided by companies like Facebook, will aim to teach students how to recognize and stop the sharing of fake news and conspiracy theories.

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Seoul considers unilateral sanctions against North Korea

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

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

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

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

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

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Swiss man stands trial in Germany on spying charges

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A Swiss man accused of spying on a German tax authority to find out how it obtained details of secret Swiss bank accounts set up by Germans to avoid tax is due in court on Wednesday for the start of his trial on espionage charges.

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

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

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

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

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

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

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

Book News: George Saunders Wins the Man Booker Prize for ‘Lincoln in the Bardo’

Mr. Saunders is the second consecutive American writer to win the Man Booker Prize.

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

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

Theater nytimes.com

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

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

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ISIS arrests: How many are from travel ban countries?

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

Great Britain Withdrawal from EU (Brexit) nytimes.com

For Theresa May, the Brexit News Only Gets Worse

Things have gotten so bad that European Union officials are considering offering positive tidbits, if only to help her fend off cabinet hard-liners.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Daydreaming in Germany

A violent storm erupts in a world “on the cusp of avoidable disaster.”

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Incoming Teva Pharm CEO Schultz to start by month end -newspaper

JERUSALEM, Oct 17 (Reuters) - Kare Schultz will start his new post as chief executive of Israel's Teva Pharmaceutical Industries by the end of October, the Calcalist financial newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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U.S. renews call for Cambodia to release opposition leader from prison

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - The United States renewed a call for Cambodia's government to release the country's main opposition leader Kem Sokha from prison, after parliament voted to change election laws that would re-distribute his party's seats if it was dissolved.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Under Mr. Trump, America Surrenders

By backing out of international commitments, he is ceding the future to the powers he claims to be protecting Americans from.

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Airbus, Bombardier deal "incredibly significant news" - N.Ireland's DUP

BELFAST, Oct 17 (Reuters) - The leader of the Northern Irish party propping up Britain's minority government said Airbus SE's acquisition of a majority stake in Bombardier Inc's C-Series passenger jet program was "incredibly significant news" for Belfast.

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Hong Kong: Where North Korea launders its money?

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

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

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

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North Korea likely behind Taiwan SWIFT cyber heist: BAE

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

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

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

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U.S. nursing home chain faces landlord showdown over default

CHICAGO, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The fate of one of the largest U.S. nursing home operators, HCR ManorCare, will reach a critical court deadline on Thursday in a battle over months of unpaid rent, a growing problem in an industry where eviction would put thousands of elderly out on the street.

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

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

To Kill the President (Book) nytimes.com

Book News: Is Trump Imitating Fiction? Or Is Fiction Imitating Trump?

A new thriller, “To Kill the President,” has readers calling the author Nostradamus.

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Two Turkish soldiers killed in northern Iraq: military statement

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

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

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

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Russia's Putin signs decree imposing restrictions on North Korea

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

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

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

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Fires in Portugal and Northern Spain Kill at Least 30 People

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

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Newsmaker: Malaysian teacher seen as new 'emir' of pro-Islamic State militants

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - The battlefield deaths of two leaders of an Islamic State alliance in the southern Philippines could thrust a Malaysian who trained at an Al-Qaeda camp in Afghanistan as the militant group's new regional "emir", experts and officials say.

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

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

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

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

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Nine dead as wildfires ravage northern Portugal, Spain

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

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Russia condemns North Korea nuclear tests: agencies

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

Gates of the Arctic National Park (Alaska) nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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Spain-Germany bond yield spread widens as Catalonia deadline nears

LONDON, Oct 16 (Reuters) - The gap between Spanish and German 10-year borrowing costs widened in early trade on Monday as uncertainty mounted over Catalonia's bid for independence ahead of a key deadline.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

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

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

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South Korea police seek arrest warrant for Hanjin Group chief

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

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Oct 16

Oct 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Decoding Dress in North Korea

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

Shortages nytimes.com

California Fires Leave Many Homeless Where Housing Was Already Scarce

A state that was struggling with slow construction, soaring prices and rents now must find accommodation for thousands of evacuees from scorched zones.

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Two people die in fires in northwestern Spain

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

North Korea nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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Germany's Merkel suffers state vote setback as coalition talks loom

BERLIN/HANOVER (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) defeated Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday, a setback for the chancellor as she prepares for tricky coalition talks at the national level this week.

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

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

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

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

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RPT-Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Germany's Social Democrats beat Merkel's conservatives in state vote

BERLIN, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) beat Angela Merkel's conservatives in a vote in the northern state of Lower Saxony on Sunday in a setback to the chancellor as she prepares for tricky three-way coalition talks at the national level this week.

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Tillerson: Trump isn't seeking war with North Korea

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

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

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

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Britain, Germany committed to Iran nuclear deal: May's office

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and Germany agreed on Sunday they remained committed to the nuclear deal with Iran after a U.S. decision to decertify the agreement, a spokeswoman said after a call between Prime Minister Theresa May and German Chancellor Angela Merkel.

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CNN uncovers North Korea smuggling scheme

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

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

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

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North Korea: Trump a 'strangler of peace'

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

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Turkish army expands deployment in Syria's northwest: rebels

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

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North Korea revives threat to launch missiles toward Guam

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

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

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

Immigration and Emigration nytimes.com

News Analysis: The Survivor’s Guilt of a New American Citizen

I no longer live in the shadows, but the fate of my fellow Dreamers is uncertain.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Why I Went to North Korea

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

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Danger of war, Germany warns after Trump's move on Iran nuclear deal

BERLIN (Reuters) - If the United States terminates the Iran nuclear deal or reimposes sanctions on Tehran it could result in Iran developing nuclear weapons and raise the danger of war close to Europe, Germany's foreign minister said on Saturday.

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News Analysis: Promise the Moon? Easy for Trump. But Now Comes the Reckoning.

On issues like health care and Iran, President Trump’s language has not been matched by action, raising questions about whether his base will be satisfied by partial steps.

Colleges and Universities nytimes.com

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

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

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

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

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Germany's FDP does not expect coalition to form before Christmas

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of the pro-business Free Democrat (FDP) party that is likely to be a partner in Chancellor Angela Merkel's new government said in a magazine interview he did not expect the coalition to form before the end of the year.

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

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

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The C.I.A.’s Fake News Campaign

Russia’s election-hacking wasn’t the first time someone manipulated American news media for political ends.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Some Urgent Questions About Turkey

Given Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s hostility, removing American nuclear weapons from Turkey must be an option.

Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (2010) nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump Adopts Obama Approach While Seeking to Undo a Legacy

Like his predecessor, President Trump has grown frustrated with Congress and as a result has turned to executive power to advance a stalled agenda.

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Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week: Mercury News

(Reuters) - Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc fired between 400 and 700 employees this week, including engineers, managers and factory workers, Mercury News reported on Friday, citing interviews with former and current employees.

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Tesla fired hundreds of employees in past week -Mercury News

Oct 13 (Reuters) - Luxury electric vehicle maker Tesla Inc fired between 400 and 700 employees this week, including engineers, managers and factory workers, Mercury News reported on Friday, citing interviews with former and current employees.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

European Leaders Condemn Trump’s Decision on Iran

Russia, China and most of Europe have voiced alarm at the prospect of President Trump’s undermining the 2015 deal with Iran.

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

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

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University of North Carolina dodges penalty after sham-course probe

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

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'Great News' proved great at predicting the news

Thursday's episode of NBC's "Great News" hit on a subject that has re-emerged as a top-of-mind issue in Hollywood and elsewhere after allegations of sexual harassment against movie mogul Harvey Weinstein first came to light one week ago.

Surveillance of Citizens by Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Xi Jinping and China’s New Era of Glory

Many of the Chinese president’s aggressive plans are underpinned by an idealistic view that China’s 200-year eclipse is ending.

Social Media nytimes.com

Social Media Guidelines for The Times Newsroom

Social media plays a vital role in our journalism. But we also need to make sure that we are engaging responsibly.

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No violations found in University of North Carolina sham-class probe: NCAA

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

College Athletics nytimes.com

North Carolina Receives No Punishment From N.C.A.A. for Academic Scandal

The academic fraud case involved fake classes that U.N.C. athletes were steered into over two decades.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

North Korea Renews Guam Threat Ahead of Joint Naval Exercise

The North warned that a planned drill by the United States and South Korea would compel a “military counteraction.”

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Germany, France, Austria say internal EU border checks still needed

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union's free-travel zone still needs the temporary border controls set up by some countries in recent years, ministers from Germany, France and Austria said on Friday, citing the continued terrorist threat.

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Golf: Yin two clear in Korea, major champions hot on her heels

SEOUL (Reuters) - American Angel Yin carded a seven-under-par 65 to lead the LPGA's KEB Hana Bank Championship on 11-under after the second round on Friday, with South Koreans Chun In-gee, Park Sung-hyun and Ko Jin-young in hot pursuit two shots back.

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Amazon to open new distribution center in north west England

LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon said on Friday it planned to open a new fulfillment center in Bolton, north west England, in 2018 and will begin recruiting 1,200 permanent jobs in the latest expansion in Britain.

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Amazon to open new distribution centre in north west England

LONDON, Oct 13 (Reuters) - Amazon said on Friday it planned to open a new fulfillment centre in Bolton, north west England, in 2018 and will begin recruiting 1,200 permanent jobs in the latest expansion in Britain.

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Former friend Malaysia halts all imports from North Korea, data shows

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Malaysia, which until recently had been one of Pyongyang's closest friends, has halted all imports from North Korea, as part of global efforts to cut off funding over its nuclear and missile programs.

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South Korea expects arms, shale gas on U.S. agenda in trade talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's trade minister Kim Hyun-chong said on Friday the United States may demand that Seoul guarantees it will step up arms purchases and imports of U.S. shale gas if the two countries renegotiate a free trade agreement.

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Latest North Korea earthquake a sign of instability at nuclear test site-experts

SEOUL (Reuters) - A series of tremors and landslides near North Korea's nuclear test base likely mean the country's sixth and largest blast has destabilized the region, and the Punggye-ri nuclear site may not be used for much longer to test nuclear weapons, experts say.

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

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

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Two North Carolina prison employees killed during escape attempt

(Reuters) - Two employees at a North Carolina prison were killed on Thursday, during an escape attempt that involved fires set in the facility, but no inmate broke out, officials said.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

News Analysis: Hands Tied by Old Hope, Diplomats in Myanmar Stay Silent

As the humanitarian crisis for Rohingya Muslims worsens, envoys are reluctant to criticize Aung San Suu Kyi even though they seem to have been frozen out.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Tech Giants, Once Seen as Saviors, Are Now Viewed as Threats

American tech companies positioned themselves as entities that brought positive change by connecting people and spreading information. Perceptions are shifting.

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North Carolina prison on lockdown, several employees injured

(Reuters) - An escape attempt at a North Carolina prison in which fires were set left several employees injured on Thursday, and the facility was placed on lockdown, officials said.

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Small quake rattles North Korea nuclear testing grounds, not manmade: South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - A small earthquake rattled the area near North Korea's nuclear testing field but it did not appear to be manmade, South Korea's weather agency said on Friday, the latest to be observed after the North conducted its sixth and biggest nuclear test in early September.

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Former leader of Germany's far-right kicks off new 'Blue Party'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Frauke Petry, the former co-leader of the far right Alternative for Germany (AfD), will unveil her new "Blue Party" on Friday, promising a "reasonable conservative" agenda that would appeal to a broad base of Germans, she told a newspaper group.

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Employees hurt, fires set in attempted escape at North Carolina prison

(Reuters) - Police rushed to a North Carolina prison on Thursday after fires were set and several of the facility's employees were injured during an attempted escape, officials said.

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India: A nation of many extremes

In CNN reporter Moni Basu's home country of India, there's a wide gap between the rich and poor, educated and uneducated. Will India's divided present lead to turbulent future?

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Trump's Iran plans driving EU toward Russia and China: Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's expected move to "de-certify" the international nuclear deal with Iran is driving a wedge between Europe and the United States and bringing Europeans closer to Russia and China, Germany said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Verizon extends data relief for customers in areas impacted by Northern California wildfires

* Verizon says ‍is extending its initial data relief offer for customers impacted by wildfires in Northern California by three days, through October 15 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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In schools and hospitals, Turkey carves north Syria role

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

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. Trump, I Live in South Korea, and You’re Scaring Me

The president is playing a dangerous game of one-upmanship that puts everyone who lives on the Korean Peninsula in peril.

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How a homemade tool helped North Korea's missile program

SEOUL, (Reuters) - In 2009, a pop video from North Korea celebrated a new national hero - one that outside experts would later realize was at the heart of the secretive state's banned nuclear and missile programs.

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BRIEF-Sky ind director Gilbert "pretty confident" events at Fox News won't affect CMA review

* Independent director Martin Gilbert "pretty confident" events at Fox News won't affect CMA review of Fox-Sky deal - AGM Further company coverage: (London Newsroom)

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Inside North Korea

The U.S. sees North Korea as a hostile nation that is dangerously deluded and ready for war. But how does North Korea see the U.S.?

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Golf: Super rookie Park shares lead in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Women's Open champion Park Sung-hyun closed with a pair of birdies to join Minjee Lee and Kim Min-sun at the top of the leaderboard on six-under par after the first round of the LPGA's $2 million KEB Hana Bank Championship in Incheon on Thursday.

Mines and Mining nytimes.com

Feature: In Northern Minnesota, Two Economies Square Off: Mining vs. Wilderness

Proposed mines near the Boundary Waters have become the latest front in the fight over who gets to profit from America’s natural resources.

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Firefighters work tirelessly as blazes scorching Northern California's wine country are nowhere near containment

The flames are spreading fast, the firefighters are stretched thin and the blazes rampaging through Northern California's wine country are nowhere near containment.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Scary Strategy on North Korea

A war with Pyongyang could kill one million on the first day.

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Four other suspects in killing of North Korean Kim Jong Nam named in court

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Four suspects charged with two women accused of killing the estranged half-brother of North Korea's leader were identified for the first time in a Malaysian court on Thursday. 

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Asked to explain 'calm before the storm' remark, Trump talks North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday appeared to confirm he had North Korea in mind last week when he described a gathering of military leaders as "the calm before the storm."