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BRIEF-Vermilion Energy Announces Acquisition Of Oil Assets In Southeast Saskatchewan And Southwest Manitoba

* VERMILION ENERGY INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF OIL ASSETS IN SOUTHEAST SASKATCHEWAN AND SOUTHWEST MANITOBA

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In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn east toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union.

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Magnitude 7.3 earthquake hits 124 km southwest of Puquio, Peru: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake with a magnitude of 7.3 struck about 124 km southwest of Puquio, Peru, on Sunday, the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS) said.

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Czechs pick between east-looking Zeman and pro-western challengers in presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs wrap up voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to oust the incumbent Milos Zeman, whose inclination toward far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China have split public opinion.

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The latest storm will cover the Midwest in ice and snow

The storm system that brought much-needed rain but deadly mudflows to southern California has swept through the Southern Plains and is now making a significant impact with rain, sleet and snow in the East.

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China's imports from North Korea plummet in December, lowest for four years

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's imports from North Korea plunged in December to their lowest level in dollar terms since at least the start of 2014, with trade curbed by U.N. sanctions aimed at persuading North Korea to abandon its ballistic missile and nuclear weapons programs.

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Western taste for bamboo art is transforming an ancient tradition

When Japan opened up to the world in the middle of the 19th century, Western merchant ships were quick to return home with exotic art from the once reclusive nation. The private galleries and curiosity shops of London and Paris were flooded with Japanese woodblock prints, calligraphy and ceramics.

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Food riots grip western Venezuela, mob reportedly slaughters cattle in field

SAN CRISTOBAL/BARINAS, Venezuela (Reuters) - Hungry mobs ransacked a food collection center, and a supermarket in Venezuela's western Andean state of Merida on Thursday and reportedly even slaughtered cattle grazing in a field as unrest over food shortages spread through the country.

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BRIEF-WestJet Says Three New Vice-Presidents Will Join Senior Leadership Team

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - THREE NEW VICE-PRESIDENTS WILL BE JOINING SENIOR LEADERSHIP TEAM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-First Midwest Bancorp Increases Minimum Pay Rate To $15 For Hourly Employees

* FIRST MIDWEST BANCORP INC - INCREASE IN MINIMUM PAY RATE TO $15 FOR HOURLY EMPLOYEES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Walmart wage hike may show wage pressures building for lowest paid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Walmart's tit-for-tat minimum wage battle with Target, ratcheting to $11 an hour for the least experienced workers with likely pressure to move higher, may signal broader gains...

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Two Palestinians killed in clashes with Israeli troops in Gaza, West Bank

GAZA (Reuters) - Two Palestinian youths were shot dead by Israeli troops during clashes on Thursday in the Gaza Strip and the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Palestinian medical sources and witnesses said.

Whites nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: ‘The Lowest White Man’

For white supremacy to thrive, the lowest white man must be exalted above those who are black.

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Earthquake of magnitude 5.6 strikes western Iran: TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran’s western province of Kermanshah was hit by a strong earthquake on Thursday, state TV reported.

European Commission nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Battle Line for Western Values Runs Through Poland

If the European Union confronts the populist, nationalist government in Warsaw, it can prove that it stands for something.

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Magnitude 4.7 earthquake hits western Iran: local media

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A magnitude 4.7 earthquake hit western Iran on Wednesday evening, according to Mizan, the official website of the Iranian judiciary.

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Trump struggles to staff West Wing

White House aides have been told to make a decision before the end of January whether they intend to leave the administration or stay through the November midterm elections, an official said, a deadline intended to help bring a sense of order to an anticipated staffing exodus.

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Israeli dead in suspected West Bank Palestinian shooting attack

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A suspected Palestinian gunman killed an Israeli motorist in a shooting in the occupied West Bank on Tuesday, Israeli military and medical officials said.

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Israel to approve hundreds of new settler homes in West Bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel will approve construction of hundreds of new settlement homes in the occupied West Bank, Israeli Defence Minister Avigdor Lieberman said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Westlake Chemical Appoints New Directors To Its Board

* WESTLAKE CHEMICAL APPOINTS NEW DIRECTORS TO ITS BOARD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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'Fire and Fury' author: 25th Amendment brought up 'all the time' in West Wing

Michael Wolff, the author of a new exposé on President Donald Trump's first year in office, claims the 25th Amendment -- which addresses the transition of powers if a president is unable to execute his responsibilities -- was frequently discussed within the President's close orbit.

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Michael Wolff: 25th Amendment discussed in West Wing

CNN's Brian Stelter and Carl Bernstein discuss President Donald Trump's fitness after "Fire and Fury" author Michael Wolff told NBC's Chuck Todd people in the West Wing have brought up the 25th Amendment in conversation.

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Over 20 hurt as magnitude 5.1 quake jolts western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit western Iran on Saturday, injuring 21 people, state television reported.

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Eight hurt as magnitude 5.1 quake hits western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit western Iran on Saturday, injuring eight people, according to early reports on state television.

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Magnitude 5.1 quake hits western Iran, no damage reported

DUBAI (Reuters) - A magnitude 5.1 earthquake hit western Iran on Saturday, but there were no immediate reports of damage or casualties, the regional governor said.

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Dangerous cold grips Northeast and Midwest

High winds are making already frigid temperatures even more miserable across the Northeast and Midwest on Saturday.

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EXPLAINER-Toshiba after the Westinghouse sale

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A $4.6 billion deal announced on Thursday to sell bankrupt U.S. nuclear plant maker Westinghouse Electric Co LLC will help its owner Toshiba Corp move a step closer to rebuilding its finances and focusing on smaller but more stable businesses.

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Southwest Airlines to pay $15 million to settle price collusion lawsuit

(Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity.

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UPDATE 1-Southwest Airlines to pay $15 mln to settle price collusion lawsuit

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity.

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REFILE-Southwest Airlines to pay $15 mln to settle price collusion lawsuit

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity.

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Obiang, Son net scorchers as Spurs draw with West Ham

(Reuters) - - Tottenham Hotspur endured a night of frustration against London rivals West Ham United but were spared a shock defeat as Son Heung-min salvaged a 1-1 draw with a stunning late equalizer at Wembley on Thursday.

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Southwest Airlines to pay $15 mln to settle price collusion lawsuit

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Inc agreed to pay $15 million to settle nationwide antitrust litigation by passengers who accused the four largest U.S. carriers of conspiring to raise fares by reducing seating capacity.

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UPDATE 4-Brookfield Business Partners to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 bln

Jan 4 (Reuters) - A subsidiary of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc plans to acquire Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the bankrupt nuclear services company owned by Toshiba Corp, for $4.6 billion.

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Son rescues point for Spurs against West Ham

(Reuters) - - Son Heung-min's superb equalizer rescued a point for Tottenham Hotspur as they drew 1-1 with West Ham United in the Premier League derby at Wembley on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-Brookfield Business Partners to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 bln

Jan 4 (Reuters) - A subsidiary of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc plans to acquire Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the bankrupt nuclear services company owned by Toshiba Corp, for $4.6 billion.

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 million

(Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Western Union settles New York money laundering probe for $60 mln

Jan 4 (Reuters) - Western Union Co will pay $60 million to resolve allegations that it failed for more than a decade to maintain a program to deter and report transactions involving suspected criminal fraud and money laundering, New York’s financial regulator said on Thursday.

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Brookfield Business Partners to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 billion

(Reuters) - An affiliate of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management Inc plans to acquire Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the bankrupt nuclear services company owned by Toshiba Corp , for $4.6 billion.

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UPDATE 1-Brookfield Business Partners to buy Westinghouse for $4.6 bln

Jan 4 (Reuters) - An affiliate of Canada's Brookfield Asset Management said on Thursday it would acquire Westinghouse Electric Co LLC, the bankrupt nuclear services company owned by Toshiba Corp, for $4.6 billion.

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Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

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BRIEF-Southwest Georgia Financial Announces CFO Retirement

* SAYS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF GEORGE R. KIRKLAND, CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER OF CO - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CCp0JO) Further company coverage:

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Storm Eleanor causes flood damage on Ireland's west coast

GALWAY (Reuters) - Homes and business on Ireland's west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

(Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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UPDATE 1-American Airlines, Southwest employees to get tax bill bonus

Jan 2 (Reuters) - U.S. airlines American Airlines Group Inc and Southwest Airlines Co said on Tuesday that they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent U.S. tax bill.

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American Airlines, Southwest employees to get bonus after tax reform

(Reuters) - No. 1 U.S. airline American Airlines Group Inc and peer Southwest Airlines Co on Tuesday said they would give their employees a $1,000 bonus in light of the recent tax reform bill.

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines Expects To Record About $105 Mln In Expenses During Q4 2017

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO - EXPECTS TO RECORD ABOUT $105 MILLION IN EXPENSES DURING Q4 2017 RELATED TO TAX REFORM LEGISLATION, SOME OTHER Q4 2017 ITEMS

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Saint West hospitalized for pneumonia

Kim Kardashian-West revealed on Tuesday that her two-year-old son, Saint West, spent a few nights at a hospital battling pneumonia.

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BRIEF-U.S. CPSC says Western Gas Recalls To Inspect Propane Gas Due To Fire, Burn Hazards

* U.S. CONSUMER PRODUCT SAFETY COMMISSION - WESTERN GAS RECALLS ABOUT 45.7 MILLION GALLONS OF PROPANE (LP) GAS DUE TO FIRE, BURN HAZARDS​; NO INURIES REPORTED Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Storm cuts power to 65,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 65,000 households in western France and is moving south, power grid company Enedis said on Monday.

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Storm cuts power to 40,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 40,000 households in the Brittany region of western France, power grid company Enedis said in a statement on Monday.

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U.S. citizens among 10 dead in southwest Mexico car crash

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Several U.S. citizens were among 10 people who died in a car crash and subsequent fire on the southwestern coast of Mexico near tourist hot spot Acapulco, the U.S. State Department said on Sunday.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, E.Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

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Street protests hit Tehran, 2 demonstrators reported killed in western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Street protests hit Iran for a third day running on Saturday, spreading to the capital Tehran with crowds confronting police and attacking some state buildings, and a social media report said two demonstrators had been shot dead in a provincial town.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - A fresh jolt of arctic air will usher in the new year for much of the United States this weekend, bringing record cold temperatures on New Year's Day to cities in the Midwest and East Coast, forecasters said on Saturday.

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Ten people die after car crash in southwest Mexico

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Ten people died and two were injured in a car crash and fire on the southwestern Mexican coast near the tourist hot spot of Acapulco, the nation's civil protection agency said on Saturday.

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Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

TORONTO (Reuters) - Some 36,000 homes and businesses in British Columbia lost power due to ice storms in western Canada on Saturday, and workers rushed to restore service before nightfall as forecasters predicted extremely cold temperatures across the nation.

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The UK's newest knights are ...

The Beatles drummer Ringo Starr and BeeGees co-founder Barry Gibb have been awarded knighthoods by Britain's Queen Elizabeth in her 2018 New Year honors list.

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Speculators cut net short dollar bets to lowest since November -CFTC, Reuters

NEW YORK, Dec 29 (Reuters) - Speculators reduced their net short U.S. dollar bets earlier this week to their lowest level since mid-November, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday.

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Protests rally in western Iran, some demonstrators detained in Tehran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian police dispersed anti-government protesters in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, the Fars semi-official news agency said, as protests spread to Tehran and apparently several other cities a day after rallies in the northeast.

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BRIEF-West Bancorp Says Reduction Of Corporate Tax Rates Will Cause Co's Deferred Tax Asset To Be Revalued

* WEST BANCORPORATION SAYS REDUCTION OF CORPORATE TAX RATES WILL CAUSE CO'S DEFERRED TAX ASSET TO BE REVALUED - SEC FILING

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Riot police break up anti-government protest in western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, a day after similar protests in the country's northeast, the semi-official news agency Fars reported.

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China's Huawei flags slowest revenue growth in four years

HONG KONG (Reuters) - China's Huawei Technologies Co Ltd expects 2017 revenue to rise 15 percent to 600 billion yuan ($92.08 billion), its rotating chief executive, Ken Hu, said in a New Year's message to staff posted on its official WeChat account on Friday.

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Land of the freeze: arctic wave hits U.S. Midwest, Northeast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest grappled with a post-Christmas deep freeze on Thursday, with temperatures expected to plunge as low as minus 20 degrees F (minus 29 C) in North Dakota as forecasters warned that the harsh winter weather could usher in the New Year.

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Ex-White House lawyer: Rooney does not belong in Congress

Richard Painter, former White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, slams Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney for his comments calling for a purge of the FBI.

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Israel wants to build 'Trump station' near Western Wall

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel wants to name a train station after Donald Trump to thank him for recognizing Jerusalem as its capital, but the site of the planned building could be as divisive as the U.S. president's declaration.

China nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: China Is Pushing Its Luck With the West

What might first appear to be signs of Beijing’s rising power are proving to be strategic missteps for Beijing.

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BRIEF-Park West Asset Management Reports 9.8 Pct Passive Stake In Upland Software Inc

* PARK WEST ASSET MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 9.8 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN UPLAND SOFTWARE INC AS OF DEC 14 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2lettqH) Further company coverage:

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Northeast states sue EPA over air pollution from Midwest

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Eight northeastern states said on Tuesday they sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to force it to impose more stringent controls on a group of mostly Midwestern states whose air pollution they claim is being blown in their direction.

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NYC on pace to record lowest murder tally in decades

Despite enduring its deadliest terror attack since 9/11, New York City is on pace to record its lowest murder total in decades.

Horses nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Hard Truth About the West’s Wild Horse Problem

The population has exploded. Animals are starving. Government efforts to fix the problem have failed. We need to cull the herds.

Border Barriers nytimes.com

Mystery in West Texas: How Did a Border Patrol Agent Die?

A month after one border agent was killed and another seriously injured, investigators still do not know if they were attacked or hurt in an accident.

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BRIEF-Transport Canada Suspends West Wind Aviation's Air Operator Certificate

* TRANSPORT CANADA SUSPENDS WEST WIND AVIATION'S AIR OPERATOR CERTIFICATE

West, Cornel nytimes.com

Past Debates Echo in Split Between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

There was no Twitter to fan the flames when W.E.B. Du Bois sparred with Booker T. Washington and Malcolm X argued with Martin Luther King Jr.

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Peru's currency and stocks surge after president thwarts ouster

LIMA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Peru's sol currency and stock index surged on Friday after Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski unexpectedly thwarted a bid in Congress to force him from office over his past business ties with a company at the center of a graft scandal.

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U.S. consumer spending rises more than expected; savings lowest since 2008

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. consumer spending accelerated in November amid an increase in demand for recreational goods and utilities, but the strong pace of consumption is unlikely to be sustained as savings dropped to their lowest level in more than nine years.

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No rain relief seen for South Africa's drought-striken southwest - weather service

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's drought-stricken southwest, where the city of Cape Town is located, faces severe water shortages and is still expected to experience higher average temperatures and periodic hot spells, the weather service said on Friday.

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'Hamilton' takes center stage in London's West End

LONDON (Reuters) - They may have been casting off the yoke of British rule, but the cast of Broadway smash "Hamilton" nonetheless received a rapturous reception from a star-studded, 1,500-strong audience at the show's official opening night in London on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Western Investment Company Of Canada To Acquire 75% Interest In Ocean Sales Group Ltd

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Western Investment Company Of Canada Ltd :

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Opinion: The tradition behind the feud between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

The recent contretemps between Harvard University professor Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award-winning author and the nation's most prominent journalist writing about race, has black social media riveted and continues to spark national controversy.

Movies nytimes.com

Review: ‘Hostiles’ Grapples With the Contradictions of the Western

An Army captain escorts an old enemy and a young widow from New Mexico to Montana in Scott Cooper’s violent modern horse opera.

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BRIEF-Western Gas Partners Extends Commodity Price Swap Agreements With Anadarko Petroleum

* WESTERN GAS PARTNERS - EXTENDED COMMODITY PRICE SWAP AGREEMENTS WITH ANADARKO PETROLEUM FOR DJ BASIN COMPLEX & MGR ASSETS THROUGH DEC 31, 2018

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BRIEF-Eguana Enters Into $3 Mln Growth Loan Agreement With Western Technology Investment

* EGUANA ENTERS INTO US$3 MILLION GROWTH LOAN AGREEMENT WITH WESTERN TECHNOLOGY INVESTMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Facing ouster, Peruvian president seeks support of regional body

LIMA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - As Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski faces a congressional vote this week that could remove him from office over allegations of graft, he has sought to enlist the support of the Organization of American States.

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Australia's Westpac to sell Hastings' UK, U.S. business to Northill

Dec 20 (Reuters) - Westpac Banking Corp said on Wednesday its unit, Hastings Management Pty, will sell its international businesses managed out of the United Kingdom and United States to London-based asset manager Northill Capital.

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BRIEF-Westrock Says CEO Steven Voorhees' FY 2017 Total Compensation Was $11.4 Mln Versus $10.7 Mln In 2016

* WESTROCK CO SAYS CEO STEVEN VOORHEES' FY 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $11.4 MILLION VERSUS $10.7 MILLION IN 2016 - SEC FILING Source text: (v) Further company coverage:

Social Media nytimes.com

Ta-Nehisi Coates Deletes Twitter Account Amid Feud With Cornel West

Mr. West, a fierce critic of President Obama from the left, called Mr. Coates “the neoliberal face of the black freedom struggle.” Twitter wasn’t happy.

Rottentomatoes.com nytimes.com

‘The Last Jedi’ and You: What Fans Think of the Newest Chapter

Critics loved the movie. Fans? Less so. We asked you to explain the divide.

Bribery and Kickbacks nytimes.com

Peru’s President Faces Possible Ouster Over Links to Odebrecht

Lawmakers called President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski “morally handicapped” and set the stage for a vote that could lead to his removal.

Vervoordt, Axel nytimes.com

Disused Distillery Becomes the Antwerp Art Scene’s Newest, Biggest Thing

The Kanaal complex designed by the art dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt reinforces the Belgian city’s resurgence as a cultural hub.

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Britain says West must defend undersea cables from Russian navy

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and its NATO allies must defend deep sea cables against a potentially catastrophic attack by the Russia navy that could disrupt trillions of dollars in financial transactions, the head of Britain's armed forces warned.

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Southwest Airlines would use tax savings on planes, share buybacks

NEW YORK, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Southwest Airlines Co would use savings from a potential cut to the U.S. corporate tax rate to buy new planes and fund share buybacks, Chief Executive Gary Kelly said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Teresa Elder Joins WideOpenWest As CEO

* WIDEOPENWEST INC- AUTHORIZED A STOCK REPURCHASE PROGRAM, COMMENCING IMMEDIATELY, TO REPURCHASE AN AGGREGATE OF $50 MILLION OF COMMON STOCK

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BRIEF-Western Alliance Bancorp Says Ken Vecchione Will Be Promoted To CEO In Q1 2018

* WESTERN ALLIANCE BANCORPORATION DETAILS TIMING FOR CEO ROLE TRANSITION IN 2018

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U.S. court removes creditor hurdle to a Westinghouse bankruptcy plan

WILMINGTON, Del. (Reuters) - A U.S. judge shot down on Wednesday a request by creditors of Westinghouse Electric Co LLC for a bigger role in the nuclear technology company's bankruptcy just days after its parent company Toshiba Corp proposed a restructuring plan.

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BRIEF-WestJet Reports November Traffic Up 12.1 Percent Year Over Year

* ‍REVENUE PASSENGER MILES (RPMS), OR TRAFFIC, INCREASED 12.1 PER CENT YEAR OVER YEAR IN NOVEMBER​

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Westfield $16 billion Unibail-Rodamco sale rings the bell on retail's next chapter

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For investors in Australia's Westfield Corp , its $16 billion sale to European property giant Unibail-Rodamco may mark a turning point for a mall industry under pressure to reinvent itself amid fierce online competition.

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BRIEF-Capital Southwest Says Net Proceeds Of Increased Public Offering Will Be About $48.5 Mln

* CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORPORATION PRICES AN INCREASED PUBLIC OFFERING OF $50,000,000 - 5.95% NOTES DUE 2022

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UPDATE 2-Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

* Western Digital drops effort to stop the chip sale to Bain group

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Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

(Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital end chip dispute; joint investment to resume

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and its chip business partner Western Digital Corp agreed to settle a long-running dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its chip unit, the companies said in a statement, removing a key obstacle to the deal.

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BRIEF-The North West Company Q3 Shr C$0.42

* THE NORTH WEST COMPANY INC. ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS AND A QUARTERLY DIVIDEND

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Nonfiction: Are the American West’s Wildfires Inevitable?

Michael Kodas’s “Megafire” and Edward Struzik’s “Firestorm” analyse the misguided history and dire results of America’s wildfire management policy.

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Europe's Unibail bids $16 billion for Westfield to counter online threat

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE/PARIS (Reuters) - Europe's biggest property firm Unibail-Rodamco is to buy U.S. and UK mall operator Westfield Corp for $16 billion, a defensive move to create a global leader in a sector grappling with the online shopping challenge led by Amazon .

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BRIEF-Capital Southwest Announces Offering Of Notes

* CAPITAL SOUTHWEST CORP- TO USE NET PROCEEDS FROM OFFERING TO REPAY OUTSTANDING INDEBTEDNESS UNDER EXISTING CREDIT FACILITY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Europe's Unibail-Rodamco bids $16 billion for Westfield in global shift

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to counter online shopping.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 4-France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 bln for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE Dec 12 (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

Mergers, Acquisitions and Divestitures nytimes.com

Westfield, Owner of World Trade Center Mall, to Be Sold for $15.7 Billion

Unibail-Rodamco is set to acquire Westfield, owner of the Garden State Plaza in New Jersey and the shopping center at One World Trade Center, among others.

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BRIEF-‍Bombardier Says Won Rolling Stock And Maintenance Contracts For West Midlands Trains Franchise In UK​

* ‍BOMBARDIER WINS ROLLING STOCK AND MAINTENANCE CONTRACTS FOR WEST MIDLANDS TRAINS FRANCHISE IN UK​

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday.

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France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $15.7 billion, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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UPDATE 4-France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $15.7 bln for Australia's Westfield

* Westfield owns 35 shopping centres in UK, U.S. (Adds Frank and Peter Lowy comments, analyst comments)

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UPDATE 3-France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $24.7 bln for Australia's Westfield

* Westfield owns 35 shopping centres in UK, U.S. (Adds analyst comment, retail background)

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France's Unibail-Rodamco bids $24.7 billion for Australia's Westfield

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $24.7 billion including debt, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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RPT-Unibail-Rodamco agrees to buy Australia's Westfield for $24.7 bln including debt

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco SE has agreed to acquire Australian mall owner Westfield Corp for $24.7 billion including debt, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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Unibail-Rodamco agrees to buy Australia's Westfield for $24.7 bln including debt

SYDNEY, Dec 12 (Reuters) - France's Unibail-Rodamco SE has agreed to acquire Australian mall owner Westfield Corp for $24.7 billion including debt, in what would be the biggest takeover of an Australian company on record.

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BRIEF-Toshiba Says Has Not Reached Agreement Now With Western Digital On Ending Legal Dispute

* TOSHIBA SAYS HAS NOT REACHED AGREEMENT NOW WITH WESTERN DIGITAL ON ENDING LEGAL DISPUTE Further company coverage: (Reporting By Chris Gallagher)

Trees and Shrubs nytimes.com

With Climate Change, Tree Die-Offs May Spread in the West

Forests will be decimated as trees become less resilient to drought and higher temperatures, new data suggest.

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BRIEF-Skywest Reports Combined November Traffic For Skywest Airlines And Expressjet Airlines

* SKYWEST, INC. REPORTS COMBINED NOVEMBER 2017 TRAFFIC FOR SKYWEST AIRLINES AND EXPRESSJET AIRLINES

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Austria to drop impending smoking ban, bucking Western trend

VIENNA (Reuters) - While much of the West has barred smoking in restaurants and bars, Austria's impending ban is set to be stubbed out.

sportsNews reuters.com

Yankees confirm slugger Stanton as newest Bronx Bomber

(Reuters) - Slugger Giancarlo Stanton is officially a New York Yankee, the Major League Baseball team confirming on Monday they had obtained the reigning National League most valuable player in a trade with the Miami Marlins.

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BRIEF-Phillips 66, Enbridge Announce Open Season For West Texas Crude Oil Pipeline System

* PHILLIPS 66 AND ENBRIDGE ANNOUNCE OPEN SEASON FOR WEST TEXAS CRUDE OIL PIPELINE SYSTEM

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Anti-Trump protests wane in Jerusalem, West Bank; flare in Beirut

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Palestinian protests waned in the occupied West Bank and in the Gaza Strip on Sunday while violence flared near the U.S. embassy in Beirut over U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys skeptical

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced scepticism about its willingness to engage.

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Venezuela's oil sales to U.S. fell in Nov to lowest level since 2003

HOUSTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Venezuela's crude oil exports to the United States fell in November to their lowest level since January 2003, when a strike knocked down the country's output, due to sanctions and a steep production decline, according to Reuters data.

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture: Moody's

(Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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BRIEF-WestRock Sees Fiscal 2018 Revenue Of At Least $16.3 Billion

* REITERATED FISCAL 2018 GUIDANCE FOR REVENUE OF AT LEAST $16.3 BILLION, ADJUSTED SEGMENT EBITDA OF MORE THAN $2.8 BILLION

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WestJet to gain market share with Delta joint venture -Moody's

Dec 8 (Reuters) - WestJet Airlines Ltd's joint venture with Delta Air Lines Inc will put the Canadian air carrier in a stronger position to gain market share, credit rating agency Moody's Investors Service said.

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BRIEF-Westmoreland Resource Partners Appoints Michael Hutchinson As Interim Chief Executive Officer

* WESTMORELAND RESOURCE PARTNERS LP SAYS ON DEC 5, BOARD APPOINTED MICHAEL HUTCHINSON TO SERVE AS INTERIM CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER - SEC FILING Source text - http://bit.ly/2kChp5Y Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-SNC-Lavalin Awarded Contract On The WestConnex M4 Project

* SNC-LAVALIN GROUP INC - WESTCONNEX M4 PROJECT WILL COMMENCE IN DECEMBER 2017 & IS EXPECTED TO BE COMPLETED IN JULY 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the Japanese firm's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit and aim to have a final agreement in place next week, sources familiar with the matter said.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital aiming to settle chip dispute next week -sources

* Both sides aiming for final agreement by next week -sources

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Toshiba, Western Digital agree in principle to settle chip dispute: sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and business partner Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit, sources with direct knowledge of the talks said.

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Toshiba, Western Digital agree in principle to settle chip dispute -sources

TOKYO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and business partner Western Digital Corp have agreed in principle to settle a dispute over the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its $18 billion chip unit, sources with direct knowledge of the talks said.

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UK criticizes Muslim Brotherhood, defends Western policy

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign secretary Boris Johnson singled out the Muslim Brotherhood and its associates for criticism on Thursday in a speech calling for a renewed western diplomatic push in the Middle East to tackle Islamic extremism.

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines Reports November Traffic

* SOUTHWEST AIRLINES CO - NOVEMBER 2017 LOAD FACTOR FOR MONTH OF NOVEMBER WAS 85.8 PERCENT, COMPARED WITH 85.1 PERCENT IN NOVEMBER 2016

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BRIEF-Western Forest Products To Acquire Processing And Distribution Centre In Arlington, Washington

* WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS TO ACQUIRE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON

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Bitcoin to start futures trading, stoking Wild West worries

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fans are salivating over the potential of long-awaited legitimacy for the cyptocurrency when futures trading launches this weekend, but experts worry the risks associated with bitcoin's Wild West-like nature could overshadow the debut.

Nobel Prizes nytimes.com

Right-Wing Populist Is Blocked From Joining Nobel Peace Prize Committee

The politician, Carl I. Hagen, opposes immigration and Islam, denies climate change and supports President Trump.

Jazz nytimes.com

Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

The jazz impresario’s latest project will offer high-definition streaming of jazz concerts and documentaries.

cnn.com

'Westworld' resumes production after wildfire delay

HBO's "Westworld" is set to resume production on its second season after shutting down operations on Monday due to concern over wildfire activity in the vicinity of the show's set.

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U.S. asks officials to defer travel to Israel, West Bank to December 20

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department issued a cable to all its diplomatic posts worldwide on Wednesday asking its officials to defer non-essential travel to Israel, Jerusalem and the West Bank until Dec. 20 according to a copy of the cable seen by Reuters.

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UPDATE 3-Canada's WestJet to partner with Delta, grow fleet by 2020

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd on Wednesday announced a joint venture with Delta Air Lines to boost trans-border flights and said it expects to nearly double the number of aircraft owned by the carrier by 2020 as it target both cost-conscious passengers and higher-paying customers.

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BRIEF-WestJet Investor Day Provides Targets For 2018-2020

* WESTJET AIRLINES LTD - IS TARGETING AN ANNUAL OPERATING MARGIN OF BETWEEN 10 PER CENT AND 12 PER CENT IN 2018 TO 2020

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U.S. entrepreneur bets on new Silicon Valley in west France

PARIS, Dec 6 (Reuters) - When Rob Spiro left San Francisco to settle in France with his wife and kid in 2016, the family chose a mid-sized city on France's west coast over Paris' burgeoning start-up scene.

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Exclusive: Baupost expected to make quick profit in Westinghouse bankruptcy- sources

(Reuters) - Hedge funds led by the Baupost Group LLC are poised to score a $170 million profit in less than three months from a bet tied to Toshiba Corp's bankrupt nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric Corp, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Westlake Chemical Partners Lp Increases Capacity Of Revolving Credit Facility

* WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP INCREASES CAPACITY OF REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

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Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites: officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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UPDATE 1--Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites - officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif. Dec 5 (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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BRIEF-Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Adds Westpark Capital And Viewtrade Securities To Underwriters To IPO‍​

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Inc :

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OPEC oil output falls in November to lowest since May

LONDON (Reuters) - OPEC oil output fell in November by 300,000 barrels per day (bpd) to its lowest since May, a Reuters survey found, pressured by a drop in Angolan and Iraqi exports, strong compliance with a supply cut deal and involunary declines.

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Southwest, Microsoft, Apple could benefit from tax plan - Barron's

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Tax cuts that passed the Senate early on Saturday could bolster the shares of Southwest Airlines , Apple, Microsoft and Alphabet , according to a report in financial publication Barron's.

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Exclusive: Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites - officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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Exclusive - Pentagon evaluating U.S. West Coast missile defense sites: officials

SIMI VALLEY, Calif (Reuters) - The U.S. agency tasked with protecting the country from missile attacks is scouting the West Coast for places to deploy new anti-missile defenses, two Congressmen said on Saturday, as North Korea's missile tests raise concerns about how the United States would defend itself from an attack.

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Cyclone batters southwestern India coast killing 14, many missing

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Cyclone Ockhi barrelled into the Lakshwadeep islands in southwestern India on Saturday after drenching the neighboring states of Kerala and Tamil Nadu, claiming so far around 14 lives with many fishermen still feared trapped at sea.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Tillerson Calls Reports of White House Ouster ‘Laughable’

Secretary of State Rex W. Tillerson has been dogged for months by rumors he would resign but said any White House plan for him to resign was “laughable.”

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Toshiba, Western Digital nearing deal over chip unit sale dispute: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp are close to settling a legal dispute that has threatened to become a major stumbling block in the embattled Japanese conglomerate's plans to sell its $18 billion semiconductor unit, media reported.

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UPDATE 1-Toshiba, Western Digital nearing deal over chip unit sale dispute - media

* Toshiba's shares up 1.8 pct (Recasts with additional report from Jiji news agency)

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BRIEF-Toshiba: Always Open For Settlement With Western Digital, But Nothing Concrete Decided Yet

* ALWAYS OPEN FOR SETTLEMENT WITH WESTERN DIGITAL, BUT NOTHING CONCRETE DECIDED YET Further company coverage: (Reporting by Sam Nussey)

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Toshiba, Western Digital to settle dispute: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp are said to be close to settling their legal dispute, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

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Toshiba, Western Digital to settle dispute - Bloomberg

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp and Western Digital Corp are said to be close to settling their legal dispute, Bloomberg reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Toshiba Near Resolution To Dispute With Western Digital - Bloomberg, Citing Sources

* TOSHIBA NEAR RESOLUTION TO DISPUTE WITH WESTERN DIGITAL - BLOOMBERG, CITING SOURCES Source text: https://bloom.bg/2ke8GGP Further company coverage:

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

LONDON (Reuters) - European hedge funds Bodenholm Capital and Westray Capital Management revealed they had taken short selling positions on some media companies, bets that their stock prices will...

Malta nytimes.com

Malta, Where the West Was Born

The country has been home to the Phoenicians, the Greeks, the Romans and the Ottomans — which might explain the allure of this Mediterranean gem.

Pompeo, Mike nytimes.com

White House Plans Tillerson Ouster From State Dept., to Be Replaced by Pompeo, Within Weeks

A transition plan developed by John F. Kelly, the White House chief of staff, would install Mike Pompeo, the C.I.A. director, as secretary of state, officials said.

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China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

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Israeli settler kills Palestinian in West Bank in what army calls response to rock-throwing

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli settler shot and killed a Palestinian man in the occupied West Bank on Thursday, in what the Israeli army said was a response to an attack by Palestinians throwing rocks, which Palestinians denied.

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BRIEF-NTN Buzztime Inc Enters Into Amended And Restated Loan And Security Agreement With East West Bank

* NTN BUZZTIME INC - ‍ON NOV 29, CO ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH EAST WEST BANK - SEC FILING​

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West Africa population planners battle to woo Muslim hearts

DAKAR/LIBORE, Niger (Reuters) - Mabingue Ngom, the head of the U.N. Population Fund in West Africa, knows that if he wants to cut birth rates he can't ignore religion.

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BRIEF-Allied Announces Sale Of Non-Core Assets In Western Canada

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust:

Iran nytimes.com

For Westerners Imprisoned in Iran, New Signs of a Deal

A prisoner swap and the repayment of a $500 million debt could free Americans and a Briton jailed on charges of spying and sedition.

cnn.com

Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

Most past presidents probably wouldn't say anything publicly about the bombshell firing Wednesday morning of NBC's Matt Lauer for "inappropriate sexual behavior." And, if they did say something, it would be along the lines of "Even the highest profile among us are not and should not be immune from being punished for these sorts of unacceptable behaviors."

cnn.com

There's a security flaw in Mac's newest OS

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BRIEF-‍West Face Confirms Draft Statement of Claim was Provided to Home Capital​

* ‍WEST FACE CAPITAL SAYS REVIEWED PRESS RELEASE ISSUED BY HOME CAPITAL AND CONFIRMS A DRAFT STATEMENT OF CLAIM WAS PROVIDED TO HOME CAPITAL​

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BRIEF-Westmoreland CEO Kevin Paprzycki Stepping Down

* WESTMORELAND ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE LEADERSHIP CHANGES; KEVIN PAPRZYCKI STEPPING DOWN AS CEO

cnn.com

Roy Moore's Alabama court ouster rooted in credibility questions

President Donald Trump and Alabama's Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore have put Moore's veracity and character on the line. Last year, so did a special Alabama court that removed him from office.

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University delays talk by ex-White House official after lawsuit threat

BOSTON (Reuters) - A Massachusetts university delayed a planned talk on Monday by Anthony Scaramucci, who had a brief and tumultuous stint as White House spokesman, after he threatened to sue its student newspaper over a critical column.

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BNP Paribas to step up cross-selling with U.S. Bank of the West

PARIS (Reuters) - France's biggest bank BNP Paribas said on Monday its corporate and institutional bank (CIB) unit in the United States would extend its mergers and acquisitions services for corporate clients of its U.S. retail unit Bank of the West.

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Myanmar's Suu Kyi to visit China amid Western criticism over Rohingya exodus

YANGON (Reuters) - Myanmar's civilian leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, will soon visit Beijing, state media said on Monday, as the southeast Asian nation appears to draw closer to its northern neighbor, China, amid global criticism over an exodus of Rohingya refugees.

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Quake magnitude 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.1 hit southwest Turkey at 2149 GMT on Friday, Turkey's Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute said.

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BRIEF-WestJet introduces WestJet Link

* WestJet Airlines Ltd - Introduced WestJet Link, a new regional air service operating under a capacity purchase agreement with Pacific Coastal Airlines​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Colombian ex-presidents to back joint right-wing 2018 ticket

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Two former Colombian presidents will back a joint right-wing ticket in elections next year, they said on Friday, focusing their platform on objections to the peace deal signed with the Marxist FARC rebels.

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In western Moscow, Putin allies lose an election but cling to power

MOSCOW (Reuters) - More than 10 weeks after losing a local council election in western Moscow, Vladimir Putin's party is clinging to power there - by fair means or foul.

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Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa

PARIS (Reuters) - Forty people were arrested and 500 people rescued after a swoop on human trafficking across West Africa, international police organization Interpol said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-MOVES-HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Matthew Westerman, HSBC's co-head of global banking, is leaving the British bank, less than two years after his high-profile arrival from Goldman Sachs.

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MOVES-HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves

LONDON, Nov 23 (IFR) - Matthew Westerman, HSBC's co-head of global banking, is leaving the British bank, less than two years after his high-profile arrival from Goldman Sachs.

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HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves bank

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - One of HSBC's most senior investment bankers, Matthew Westerman, is leaving the bank immediately, an internal memo seen by Reuters showed on Thursday.

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As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset

MOSCOW (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year's tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

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BRIEF-Aldershot acquires Gold Tenement near Mt. Magnet, Western Australia

* Aldershot acquires Gold Tenement near Mt. Magnet, Western Australia Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Quake magnitude 5.0 strikes southwest Turkey

LONDON (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 5.0 hit southwest Turkey at 2022 GMT on Wednesday, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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BRIEF-Westar Energy, Great Plains Energy shareholders approve merger

* Great Plains Energy and Westar Energy shareholders approve merger at special shareholder meetings

Television nytimes.com

Review: Netflix’s ‘Godless,’ a Western With a Little Bit of Everything

A new Netflix mini-series stars Jeff Daniels and Michelle Dockery in a story of revenge, religion and a frontier town populated almost entirely by women.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender - sources

RIYADH/PARIS (Reuters) - Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.

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Pelicans' Cousins ejected for elbowing Westbrook

(Reuters) - New Orleans Pelicans' DeMarcus Cousins was ejected on Monday for striking Oklahoma City Russell Westbrook with an elbow.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Whatever Happened to Trump’s Populist Agenda?

He won the election because voters want something different than policies like the establishment Republican tax plan.

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BRIEF-Park West Asset Management reports 12.3 pct stake in PLx Pharma

* Park West Asset Management Llc reports 12.3 percent stake in PLx Pharma Inc ‍​as of November 20 - SEC filing

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: ‘Little House on the Prairie’ and the Truth About the American West

A new biography of Laura Ingalls Wilder “refreshes and revitalizes” our understanding of westward expansion, pioneer life and the literature that mythologized it.

Venture Capital nytimes.com

As Silicon Valley Gets ‘Crazy,’ Midwest Beckons Tech Investors

Funding and start-ups are concentrated on the coasts, especially in California. But there are signs of an entrepreneurial awakening in the heartland, where talent is rich but prices aren’t.

cnn.com

Zimbabweans call for Mugabe's ouster after military intervention

Zimbabweans took to the streets of Harare on Saturday to demand the resignation of Robert Mugabe four days after a military takeover in the southern African nation.

Dancing nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: East Side, West Side: Lighting the Way, Darkly

Two new works by the choreographers Marjani Forté-Saunders and Gillian Walsh make dramatic use of the Manhattan spaces in which they are performed.