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German SPD leader implores party to back coalition talks with Merkel

BONN (Reuters) - Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz made an impassioned appeal to his party on Sunday to give the go-ahead for formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, a move that would bring Germany a step closer to a stable government.

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Tunisian forces kill top aide of Al Qaeda leader in Maghreb: official

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian security forces have killed a top aide of Abu Musab Abdul Wadud, the leader of Al Qaeda in the Islamic Maghreb (AQIM), an official source told Reuters on Saturday.

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German SPD leaders upbeat as biggest branch backs coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Saturday they were confident the party would approve the start of formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives at a special congress.

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McDonald to succeed Adams as Sinn Fein leader

BELFAST (Reuters) - Mary Lou McDonald will succeed Gerry Adams as Sinn Fein leader, the party said on Saturday, completing a generational shift for the Irish nationalist party.

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Senate Leaders Speak After Government Shuts Down

Shortly after midnight, Senators Mitch McConnell and Chuck Schumer made statements blaming the opposing party for failing to reach an agreement to fund the government.

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Cambodia's detained opposition leader rejects new opposition movement

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha has declined to join a new movement, founded by prominent exiles following a ban on the main opposition party, his lawyer said on Saturday.

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Landry halfway PGA Tour leader as Rahm falls one behind

(Reuters) - Jon Rahm missed a five-foot birdie putt to end the second round one stroke behind leader Andrew Landry at the CareerBuilder Challenge in Palm Springs on Friday.

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BRIEF-Viacom CEO Robert Bakish's 2017 Total Compensation Was $20.3 Mln

* VIACOM INC - CEO ROBERT M. BAKISH 'S 2017 TOTAL COMPENSATION WAS $20.3 MILLION - SEC FILING‍​

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Planned Parenthood leader: Women are America's unstoppable force

One year ago, I took a flight from Miami to Washington, hoping to arrive in time for the Women's March the next morning. Our flight attendant leaned over to me and asked, "Do you think it's going to make any difference, this march?" She wore a pin commemorating her 20 years of airline service, and I could hear the skepticism in her voice. I understood her uncertainty -- was the anger and passion shared by so many women across America in the wake of the 2016 presidential election enough to inspire real change?

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UPDATE 1-Former Catalan leader says he can rule from abroad, Madrid says no

MADRID, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he could be re-elected as the region's president and rule remotely from his self-imposed exile in Brussels, but the Spanish government said it would not let that happen.

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Former FBI Director James Comey to teach ethical leadership class

Former FBI Director James Comey will teach a course on ethical leadership at William and Mary beginning in the fall, according to an article on the Virginia college's website.

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No reason why I can't rule Catalonia remotely, former leader says

MADRID, Jan 19 (Reuters) - The sacked former leader of Catalonia said on Friday he was perfectly eligible to be re-elected as regional president and there was no reason why he couldn't rule the Spanish region remotely from self-imposed exile in Brussels.

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Exclusive: Rohingya refugee leaders draw up demands ahead of repatriation

(Reuters) - Rohingya leaders in a Bangladesh refugee camp have drawn up a list of demands they want Myanmar to meet before authorities begin sending back hundreds of thousands in a repatriation process expected to begin next week and last for two years.

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REFILE-UPDATE 4-Xerox-Fujifilm deal should have been changed long ago -Icahn

* Icahn says current Xerox management incapable of renegotiation

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 3-Xerox-Fujifilm deal should have been changed long ago -Icahn

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn has called for the termination or renegotiation of Xerox Corp's long-running photocopier joint venture with Fujifilm Holdings , reiterating demands for a change of leadership at Xerox.

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New Zealand’s Leader, Jacinda Ardern, Says She Is Pregnant

Jacinda Ardern, 37, who became New Zealand’s prime minister in October, said she expected to give birth in June and then take six weeks of parental leave.

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UPDATE 3-Xerox-Fujifilm deal should have been changed long ago -Icahn

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn has called for the termination or renegotiation of Xerox Corp's long-running photocopier joint venture with Fujifilm Holdings , reiterating demands for a change of leadership at Xerox.

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GOP leaders promise to whip hard-line immigration bill

Conservative House members say they got a promise from leadership to pursue a separate hard-line Republican-only immigration bill in exchange for their votes to pass government funding Thursday night -- a measure that several Republicans doubt could pass the House, let alone the Senate.

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Opioid crisis should've been OUR problem

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African U.N. envoys suggest Trump meet leaders in Ethiopia after 'shithole' remark

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - African U.N. envoys suggested on Thursday that U.S. President Donald Trump meet with African leaders in Ethiopia this month after he was reported to have described some immigrants from Africa and Haiti as coming from "shithole" countries.

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BRIEF-Mellanox Technologies Reports Q4 Non-GAAP Earnings of $0.82/Share

* MELLANOX ACHIEVES RECORD QUARTERLY AND ANNUAL REVENUES; FORECASTS STRONG 2018

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Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett killed in U.S. helicopter crash

(Reuters) - Exiled Zimbabwe opposition leader Roy Bennett and four other people were killed in a helicopter crash in a remote northern part of the U.S. state of New Mexico, officials and his political party said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Lite Access Technologies Provides Comment On Carillion, UK Operations Update

* LITE ACCESS TECHNOLOGIES PROVIDES COMMENT ON CARILLION AND UK OPERATIONS UPDATE

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Xerox-Fujifilm deal should have been changed long ago: Icahn

(Reuters) - Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn called on Thursday for the termination or renegotiation of Xerox Corp's long-running joint venture with Fujifilm Holdings reiterating demands for a change of leadership at Xerox.

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UPDATE 2-Xerox-Fujifilm deal should have been changed long ago -Icahn

Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hedge fund investor Carl Icahn called on Thursday for the termination or renegotiation of Xerox Corp's long-running joint venture with Fujifilm Holdings reiterating demands for a change of leadership at Xerox.

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Egypt, Ethiopia leaders say Nile dam must not ruin relations

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi pledged on Thursday not to let differences over a dam Ethiopia is building on the Nile river ruin relations with Addis Ababa.

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BRIEF-Honeywell Supplies United Airlines With Cockpit Technologies For New Boeing 737 Max Airplanes

* HONEYWELL SUPPLIES UNITED AIRLINES WITH COCKPIT TECHNOLOGIES FOR NEW BOEING 737 MAX AIRPLANES

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California Today: California Today: Can a New Leader Deliver High-Speed Rail?

Thursday: A change at the top of the High-Speed Rail Authority, Apple’s huge tax payment, lucky escapes in Montecito, Silicon Valley’s foreign workers and finally tech bus attacks.

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Russian police search St Petersburg HQ of opposition leader Navalny

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian police searched the campaign headquarters of opposition leader Alexei Navalny in St Petersburg on Thursday ahead of a presidential election on March 18, a video feed streamed live to the Internet by Navalny's supporters showed.

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Hong Kong pro-independence protest leader appears in court for 'rioting'

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A young protest leader calling for Hong Kong's independence from China appeared in court on the rare charge of rioting on Thursday as two co-defendants failed to show up, the latest case highlighting a new generation of opposition to Chinese rule.

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As a new day dawns in DC, it's still unclear if Republican leaders have enough support to keep the government open

House Republican leaders are moving toward a vote Thursday to avoid a shutdown, but as a new day dawns in Washington, it's still unclear if GOP leaders have enough support to keep the government open.

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WH official: Trump has been 'pretty clear' about what it will take for DACA deal

Amid confusion in Washington over what kind of immigration bill President Donald Trump would sign, White House deputy press secretary Raj Shah told CNN's Chris Cuomo on Wednesday that the President has made his priorities clear.

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Not clear what Trump will support on immigration: Senate leader

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Republican in the U.S. Senate said on Wednesday he was waiting to find out what President Donald Trump would support in terms of immigration legislation before devoting floor time to any bill.

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Taliban leader approved Islamabad meeting on Afghan peace talks: sources

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

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BRIEF-CLAL Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd Reports 5.04 pct Passive Stake In Ormat Technologies As Of Jan. 7, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS 5.04 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC AS OF JANUARY 7, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2mCQZye)

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As Catalan parliament meets, some call for fugitive ex-leader to rule by Skype

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's parliament met on Wednesday in a first step toward forming a new government dominated by the question of whether sacked former leader Carles Puigdemont can return as president and continue his push for independence from Spain.

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How to party like a world leader

Park the Porsche. Secure the yacht.

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North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics but Japan sees little to applaud

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North's "charm offensive".

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North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics but Japan sees little to celebrate

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North's "charm offensive".

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Microsoft tops Thomson Reuters top 100 global tech leaders list

Jan 17 (Reuters - Thomson Reuters Corp on Wednesday published its debut "Top 100 Global Technology Leaders" list with Microsoft Corp in the no. 1 spot, followed by chipmaker Intel Corp and network gear maker Cisco Systems Inc.

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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" street occupations.

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Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in divided town of Mitrovica

PRISTINA/BELGRADE (Reuters) - Kosovo Serb leader Oliver Ivanovic, who was standing trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead on Tuesday in what Serbia called an act of terrorism.

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Iran's leader accuses Saudis of 'treason' against Muslims

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused Saudi rulers on Tuesday of committing "treason" against Muslims by aligning themselves with the United States and Israel.

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BRIEF-Eurofins North America Food Division Announces Successful Purchase Of Craft Technologies

* EUROFINS NORTH AMERICA FOOD DIVISION ANNOUNCES SUCCESSFUL PURCHASE OF CRAFT TECHNOLOGIES, INC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom:)

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So You’ve Been Asked to Be a Bridesmaid. Now What?

Being a bridesmaid is a role loaded with expectation and emotion, and it can be tricky to navigate. Here’s how to pull it off.

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Oliver Ivanovic, Kosovo Serb Leader Accused of War Crimes, Is Killed

The leader of the Citizens’ Initiative Party was shot outside the party’s offices in Mitrovica, a northern city that is sharply divided along ethnic lines.

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Kosovo Serb leader shot dead in northern town

PRISTINA (Reuters) - A Kosovan Serb leader, Oliver Ivanovic, who was awaiting trial over the killings of ethnic Albanians during the 1998-99 war, was shot dead outside his party office in the northern town of Mitrovica on Tuesday, a state prosecutor said.

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BRIEF-D-Box Technologies Announces Appointment Of Jean-René Halde As Chairman

* D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC. ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JEAN-RENÉ HALDE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Dear President Trump: Churchill would have been a climate leader

There could be no starker illustration of the profound differences that exist between Washington and London -- despite alignment on many other issues -- than comments this week by our two leaders on climate change and the environment.

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Syrian Kurdish leader hopes new force will counter threats from Turkey, Damascus

QAMISHLI, Syria (Reuters) - Kurdish-led regions of Syria are looking to a new U.S.-backed border force to protect them in the face of growing threats from Turkey and Damascus, a senior Kurdish politician told Reuters.

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Madrid to keep ruling Catalonia if exiled ex-leader reelected: PM

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain will continue to rule the regional administration of Catalonia directly from Madrid in the event that its self-exiled former leader Carles Puigdemont is chosen as president by the Catalan parliament, Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday.

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Madrid to keep direct rule of Catalonia if former leader reelected: PM

MADRID (Reuters) - Madrid will continue to run Catalonia's government if sacked former leader Carles Puigdemont is voted regional president by the Catalan parliament while in self-imposed exile in Brussels, Spain's Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy said on Monday.

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Hawaii has been preparing for missile attack, now its credibility is under fire

Hawaii has taken emergency preparedness very seriously.

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German SPD leaders aim to improve on coalition deal with Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leading members of Germany's Social Democrats vowed on Sunday to press for improvements to a coalition blueprint they have agreed with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, seeking to win over skeptical party members who can torpedo the agreement.

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South Africa's ANC leader says issue of Zuma's future "will be dealt with": eNCA

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The new leader of South Africa's ruling African National Congress (ANC) party, Cyril Ramaphosa, said in an interview broadcast on Sunday that the issue of whether President Jacob Zuma should step down "will be dealt with."

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Scottish leader says will look at independence vote by end of year

LONDON (Reuters) - Scottish leader Nicola Sturgeon said on Sunday she would be able to make a judgment on whether to hold a second referendum on Scottish independence by the end of this year after a shape of a deal between Britain and the European Union becomes clear.

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Nigerian Shi'ite leader, rumored dead, makes first public appearance in two years

ABUJA (Reuters) - The leader of Nigeria's Shi'ite Muslim sect, rumored to have died in detention, made his first public appearance in two years on Saturday, after police arrested dozens of members of the group during protests calling for his release this week.

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South Africa to target investment, graft under new ANC leader

EAST LONDON, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa wants to attract foreign investors to help it kick-start economic growth and eradicate poverty and will crack down on corruption, the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturday.

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South Africa 'open for investment', new ANC leader Ramaphosa says

EAST LONDON, South Africa (Reuters) - South Africa is open for investment and wants to offer policy certainty as it seeks to increase economic growth and eradicate poverty, the new leader of the ruling African National Congress said on Saturday.

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U.S. consumer watchdog official takes leadership fight to appeals court

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An official who hopes to lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on Friday took her fight to a U.S. appeals court, urging it to oust President Donald Trump's pick for the...

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Where Has This Treat Been All Your Life? Canada

With its flaky pastry, caramelized crust and bracingly sweet filling, the butter tart has it all.

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Jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition makes first court appearance in 14 months

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition on Friday made his first public appearance since his arrest 14 months ago, standing before an Istanbul court on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan.

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Fugitive former leader cannot rule Catalonia from abroad says Madrid

MADRID (Reuters) - The Spanish government dismissed outright on Friday the possibility of former Catalan leader Carles Puigdemont ruling the region from self-imposed exile in Brussels, and said Madrid would contest any attempt to do so in the courts.

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BRIEF-Generation Investment Management Reports 5 Pct Passsive Stake In Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. As Of Jan 2

* GENERATION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLP REPORTS A 5 PERCENT PASSSIVE STAKE IN SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V. AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mwrdwy) Further company coverage:

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Syrian war will drag into next decade: senior Kurdish leader

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Russian-led effort to end the war in Syria will fail and the conflict looks set to extend into the next decade, a top Syrian Kurdish politician told Reuters in an interview.

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BRIEF-UQM Technologies Receives Follow-On Order From Dannar For Mobile Power Station Utility Vehicle

* UQM TECHNOLOGIES RECEIVES FOLLOW-ON ORDER FROM DANNAR FOR MOBILE POWER STATION UTILITY VEHICLE (MPS) POWERED BY UQM ELECTRIC DRIVE SYSTEMS

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BRIEF-Berry Global Announces Board Of Directors Leadership Change

* BERRY GLOBAL ANNOUNCES BOARD OF DIRECTORS LEADERSHIP CHANGE

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Tunisia arrests another 150 including opposition leaders over unrest

TUNIS (Reuters) - Tunisian authorities arrested another 150 people including local opposition leaders over unrest against price and tax rises that prompted troop deployments to restive towns, and activists called for renewed rallies at the weekend.

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BRIEF-Nokia Cuts 80 Technologies Unit Jobs In Finland‍​

* SAYS TO CUT 80 JOBS IN FINLAND‍​ Source text in Finnish: [https://www.nokia.com/fi_fi/uutiset/tiedotteet/2018/01/12/nokian-yhteistoimintaneuvottelut-paatokseen ] Further company coverage: (Helsinki Newsroom)

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Investigate an Accused Ally? New York Senate’s Republican Leader Says No

An accusation against Jeffrey D. Klein, a powerful senator, marks Albany’s biggest sexual harassment scandal in years. But despite anger, there are few options to investigate.

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

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

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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-Dynasil Announces Submission Of Xcede Technologies' Application For First-In-Human Clinical Trial

* DYNASIL ANNOUNCES SUBMISSION OF XCEDE TECHNOLOGIES' APPLICATION FOR FIRST-IN-HUMAN CLINICAL TRIAL

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White House says immigration deal has not been reached

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday that an immigration deal to protect young immigrants from deportation had not been reached, contradicting the office of Republican Senator Jeff Flake, who said earlier on Thursday that an agreement had been secured.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Why Malaysia’s Opposition Picked an Old Foe as Its New Leader

Could Mahathir Mohamad dismantle the system he helped build during his previous decades in power?

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Robert Caro and Carnegie Hall: Revisiting the ’60s

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

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BRIEF-Orbit Technologies Says Ended 2017 With Orders In Dec Worth Over US$20 Mln

* ENDED 2017 WITH ORDERS IN DECEMBER WORTH OVER US$20 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Opinion: What the leadership of Germany's Merkel will look like without Merkelism

Amid all of the uncertainty of Germany's laborious search for a new government, the one certainty is that, in the end, Angela Merkel will be Chancellor again.

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BRIEF-China Gold International says Ore Processing Capacity At Jiama Mine Has Been Increased To 28,000 Tonnes Per Day From Previous Capacity Of 6,000 TPD​

Jan 11 (Reuters) - China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd:

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BRIEF-DST Systems To Pay SS&C Technologies Termination Fee Of $165 Mln, If Deal Terminated Under Some Circumstances,

* DST SYSTEMS SAYS IF DEAL TERMINATED UNDER SOME CIRCUMSTANCES, CO TO PAY SS&C TECHNOLOGIES TERMINATION FEE OF $165 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2qUc7FF) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Endo International says No Proceedings Have Currently Been Initiated Against EPI As Result Of Subpoena

* ENDO INTERNATIONAL - TO ENDO'S KNOWLEDGE, NO PROCEEDINGS HAVE CURRENTLY BEEN INITIATED AGAINST EPI AS A RESULT OF SUBPOENA - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2EveQag) Further company coverage:

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

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

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US military leader threatens ISIS with death by shovel

The top enlisted leader in the US military has issued a stark and graphic warning to all remaining ISIS fighters: Surrender or face a violent death at the hands of coalition forces, who will carry out the task using anything from bombs to entrenchment shovels.

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Pro-independence parties to back former Catalan leader as regional head

MADRID (Reuters) - The two main pro-independence parties in the Spanish region of Catalonia have agreed to back former leader Carles Puigdemont as candidate for regional head, raising the likelihood of a renewed push for a split from Spain this year.

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How Much Has ‘Climate Change’ Been Scrubbed From Federal Websites? A Lot.

A new study found that the Trump administration has systematically removed, altered or played down references to climate change on federal websites.

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South Korea’s Leader Credits Trump for North Korea Talks

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Akamai Technologies Said To Be Working With Morgan Stanley On Strategic Review‍​ - CNBC, Citing A Report

* AKAMAI TECHNOLOGIES INC IS SAID TO BE WORKING WITH MORGAN STANLEY ON A STRATEGIC REVIEW‍​ - CNBC, CITING A REPORT Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com )

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Ex-Catalan President Artur Mas steps down as leader of separatist party

MADRID (Reuters) - Former Catalan president Artur Mas said on Tuesday he would step down as head of his separatist political party to pave the way for new leaders of Catalonia's independence movement after reports of internal divisions.

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Iran’s Leader Calls Trump ‘Psychotic’ and Warns of Revenge

The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed the U.S. for instigating recent protests in Iran and vowed to retaliate for the ‘‘damage’’ caused.

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Iran has foiled plot to use protests to overthrow system, leader says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran has foiled attempts by its foreign enemies to turn legitimate protests into an insurgency to overthrow the Islamic Republic, supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Tyler Technologies Signs Agreement With Superior Court Of California, County Of San Diego

* TYLER TECHNOLOGIES INC - SIGNED AN AGREEMENT WITH SUPERIOR COURT OF CALIFORNIA, COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO; AGREEMENT VALUED AT $8 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Zimbabwe's opposition faces rocky road to election as leader mulls exit

HARARE (Reuters) - If Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai were to stand down - as he has hinted - the party he founded would face immediate instability and could even split, handing a gift to new President Emmerson Mnangagwa in an election this year.

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Exclusive: Amplats reaches deal with South African tribal leader in community fund row

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - A South African tribal leader has agreed to a more transparent structure for a 175 million rand ($14 million) community trust funded by Anglo American Platinum (Amplats), a move that aims to curb unrest around the firm's most profitable mine.

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BRIEF-TAT Technologies subsidiary, Limco Airepair signs 2 year agreement with Korean Air

* TAT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED 2-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH KOREAN AIR TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO) FOR AIRCRAFT HEAT EXCHANGERS, VALUED AT UP TO $2M IN TOTAL REVENUE

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Bulletin Board: Our Obits Editor Addresses Coverage of the Former Mormon Leader Thomas Monson

William McDonald responds to readers who criticized how we described the former head of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

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Wanting a new start, Britain's May changes leadership team

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May named an ally to run the ruling Conservatives and promoted younger ministers on Monday to try to give her divided party and government a new start after a year marred by an ill-judged election, rows over Brexit and scandals.

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BRIEF-Tomtom ‍Extends Collaboration With Qualcomm Technologies On New Localisation Technologies For Autonomous Driving​

* ‍EXTENDS COLLABORATION WITH QUALCOMM TECHNOLOGIES ON NEW LOCALISATION TECHNOLOGIES FOR AUTONOMOUS DRIVING​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2mcNJdD Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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New leader of South Africa's ANC calls for unity as rift over Zuma widens

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - The new leader of South Africa's African National Congress (ANC) Cyril Ramaphosa called for unity on Monday as factions within the party become increasingly divided over the future of President Jacob Zuma.

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BRIEF-NanoString Technologies cuts 30 jobs; sees FY 2017 revenue between $113 mln-$115 mln

* NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES SAYS ‍PRODUCT AND SERVICE REVENUE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $72 MILLION, VERSUS PRIOR GUIDANCE OF $68 TO $71 MILLION​

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Grand slam breakthrough beckons for Next Gen leader Zverev

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - With Masters Series trophies, 'Big Four' scalps and an appearance at the ATP Tour Finals before his 21st birthday, grand slam success is seen as a matter of when, not if, for German wunderkind Alex Zverev.

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Editorial: New York Leaders Are Failing Its Subway Riders

As construction companies and labor unions drove up costs, watchdogs — including governors and lawmakers — have done too little to stop it.

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BRIEF-Department 13 International Says Co & Raytheon To Work Together To Provide Counter-Drone Technologies

* CO & RAYTHEON TEAM TO PROVIDE COUNTER-DRONE TECHNOLOGIES TO GLOBAL DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Norway's Labour Party deputy leader resigns over harassment allegations

OSLO (Reuters) - The deputy head of Norway's main opposition Labour Party said on Sunday he was resigning following accusations of sexual harassment.

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Student killed, opposition leader detained as bread protests grip Sudan

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Protests over rising bread prices broke out across Sudan on Sunday, leading to the death of a student and the arrest of a prominent opposition leader as authorities confiscated newspapers and looked to clamp down on growing unrest.

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Sudan bread protests spread, opposition leader detained

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Protests over rising bread prices broke out in Sudan's capital and spread across cities to the south on Sunday, witnesses said, as authorities arrested a prominent opposition leader and confiscated newspapers in a drive to curb growing unrest.

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Cameroon separatist leader taken into custody in Nigeria: sources

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - A leading member of a separatist movement in Cameroon has been taken into custody in the capital of neighboring Nigeria with his aides, sources and secessionists said on Saturday.

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Trump on Russia investigation: We've been open

President Trump is asked whether he's still willing to meet with special counsel Robert Mueller's team over the Russia investigation, and answers "there's been no collusion."

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Trump, meeting with Republican leaders, says welfare reform may have to wait

CAMP DAVID, Md. (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Republican congressional leaders said after talks on Saturday that they would make an election-year push this year for an immigration overhaul and infrastructure spending but that welfare reform may have to wait for later.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Tapes Reveal Egyptian Leaders’ Tacit Acceptance of Jerusalem Move

While Egypt denounced President Trump’s decision, an Egyptian intelligence officer coached talk show hosts to persuade their listeners to accept it.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Back at It Again: German Leaders Try to Form a Government

Immigration, health care and European unity are among the sticking points as Chancellor Angela Merkel works to build a coalition.

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It's been one hell of a 2018

FACT: It's January 5, 2018.

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Golf: Johnson puts leaders on short leash, one shot behind

(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson offered a reminder that he is still the world number one as he moved within one stroke of second-round leaders Marc Leishman and Brian Harman at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Friday.

Computers and the Internet nytimes.com

Without Naming Trump, Twitter Says It Won’t Block World Leaders

Twitter said on Friday that prohibiting a world leader from posting on the platform “would hide important information people should be able to see and debate.”

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Iran stages pro-government rallies, cleric urges punishment for protest leaders

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied across Iran on Friday, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and accusing arch-enemy the United States of instigating the biggest anti-government protests for nearly a decade, state TV reported.

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Trump meets Republican leaders to set strategy for 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following a tumultuous start to 2018, President Donald Trump and top Republicans began a two-day retreat in Maryland on Friday to lay out legislative priorities for the year and discuss strategy for pivotal November congressional elections.

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Twitter says world leaders like Trump have special status

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

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BRIEF-Syncordia Technologies And Healthcare Solutions Announces Signing Of A Debt Term Sheet For Up To $16.5 Million

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Syncordia Technologies And Healthcare Solutions Corp:

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Fresh from Bannon feud, Trump meets Republican leaders to plot 2018 strategy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Following a disruptive start to 2018, President Donald Trump will huddle with top Republicans on a two-day retreat starting on Friday to lay out legislative priorities for the year and discuss a strategy for pivotal November congressional elections.

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Iran stages pro-government rallies, cleric urges firm punishment for protest leaders

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied across Iran on Friday, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and accusing arch enemy the United States of instigating the largest anti-government protests in nearly a decade, state TV reported.

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Spain's Supreme Court orders Catalan separatist leader Junqueras to remain jailed

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court on Friday ordered that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras remain in custody after over two months in prison for his role in the Spanish region's independence movement.

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New year same as old for first-round leader Leishman

(Reuters) - Marc Leishman rang in the new year much the same way that he ended the old, with a sizzling performance that earned him the first-round lead at the Sentry Tournament of Champions in Hawaii on Thursday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Led by the Mercers, Bannon’s Allies Abandon Him

Stephen K. Bannon’s provocative remarks about President Trump and his family, and Mr. Trump’s angry response, further alienated some of Mr. Bannon’s most important backers.

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BRIEF-Adverum Biotechnologies Provides 2018 Outlook

* ADVERUM BIOTECHNOLOGIES INC - ADVERUM'S CASH, CASH EQUIVALENTS AND MARKETABLE SECURITIES WERE $186.6 MILLION AS OF SEPTEMBER 30, 2017.

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BRIEF-USA Technologies Announces Expanded Agreement With Jackson Brothers Of The South

* JACKSON BROTHERS OF THE SOUTH EXPANDS RELATIONSHIP WITH USA TECHNOLOGIES TO GO 100% CASHLESS

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BRIEF-Spark Therapeutics Announces Addition Of Robert J. Perez To Board

* SPARK THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF ROBERT J. PEREZ TO BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Orasure Technologies Announces Management Succession Plan

* ORASURE TECHNOLOGIES INC - BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPOINTED STEPHEN S. TANG, AS CO'S NEW PRESIDENT AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER, EFFECTIVE AS OF APRIL 1

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Council leader calls for beggars to be removed before UK royal wedding

LONDON (Reuters) - Beggars need to be cleared by police from the streets of Windsor before the wedding of Prince Harry to girlfriend Meghan Markle because their "detritus" is presenting the picturesque English town in a poor light, the local council leader has said.

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Republican leaders say do not hold defense hostage to immigration

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House and U.S. Republican congressional leaders, speaking after talks with Democrats, said on Wednesday lawmakers should not hold funding for defense "hostage" to immigration policy.

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Trump's ex-campaign manager Manafort sues Special Counsel Robert Mueller

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort sued Robert Mueller on Wednesday, alleging that the special counsel's wide-ranging investigation into possible collusion between the Trump campaign and Russia exceeded his legal authority and needed to be reined in.

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North Korean leader orders border hotline with South Korea reopened on Wednesday

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korean leader Kim Jong Un has given an order to open a long-closed border hotline with South Korea at 0630 GMT on Wednesday for talks, an unidentified North Korean official announced in a televised statement.

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Here's what Trump has been tweeting about on his first work day of 2018

President Donald Trump spent much of his first morning back at the White House Tuesday sending out a flurry of tweets that took aim at Democrats, Iran, Huma Abedin and the new publisher of The New York Times.

Mann, Robert nytimes.com

Robert Mann, a Founder of the Juilliard Quartet, Dies at 97

With their prodigious technique, vast musicality and muscular playing, Mr. Mann and his colleagues helped renew America’s passion for chamber music.

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Ballet Leaders Allowed Peter Martins to Act With Impunity, Dancers Say

Current and former dancers and executives at New York City Ballet say that some leaders were enamored with or fearful of Mr. Martins.

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Dean: Nixon might have survived Watergate if there had been Fox News

Although he does not foresee a quick end to the special counsel probe into Russian election meddling and aides to President Donald Trump, former White House counsel John Dean noted that the modern media landscape may prevent it from lasting as long as the Watergate investigation, which he said stretched on for 928 days.

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Iran's leader blames enemies for deadly unrest, U.S. calls that 'nonsense'

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused the country's enemies on Tuesday of being behind days of street unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21.

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Iran's leader blames enemies for unrest as death toll rises

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's supreme leader accused the country's enemies on Tuesday of stirring unrest, as the death toll from anti-government demonstrations rose to 21.

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New York Ballet leader retires after claims of sexual, physical abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Longtime New York City Ballet chief Peter Martins said on Monday he was retiring from the prestigious dance company and from the American School of Ballet, where he is chairman of faculty, after allegations of sexual harassment and verbal and physical abuse of dancers.

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BRIEF-Amazon Been In Talks With Several Companies Including P&G, Clorox About Letting Them Promote Products On Its Echo Devices - CNBC‍​

* AMAZON HAS BEEN IN TALKS WITH SEVERAL COMPANIES INCLUDING P&G AND CLOROX ABOUT LETTING THEM PROMOTE PRODUCTS ON ITS ECHO DEVICES - CNBC, CITING SOURCES ‍​ Further company coverage:

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Analysis: Trump has averaged more than 5 falsehoods a day since he's been president

President Donald Trump has broken lots and lots of norms during his first 347 days as President. But none are as flagrant or as important as his casual relationship with the truth and utter lack of regard for being factual.

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Moldova leader pans "shameful" court decision to suspend his powers

KIEV (Reuters) - Moldovan President Igor Dodon on Tuesday rejected a decision by the country's constitutional court to suspend his powers temporarily due to a wrangle between him and the pro-Western government over ministerial appointments.

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Iran's leader says enemies have stirred unrest in country

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Leader on Tuesday accused enemies of the Islamic Republic of stirring unrest across the country as a crackdown intensified against anti-government demonstrations that began last week.

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Iran's Supreme Leader blames 'enemies' for protests

Iran's Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei blamed Iran's "enemies" on Tuesday for stirring up unrest in the country, as the death toll from days of anti-government protests climbed to 21.

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BRIEF-DPW Holdings' Subsidiary Coolisys Technologies Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Enertec

* DPW HOLDINGS’ SUBSIDIARY COOLISYS TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ENERTEC

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Iran’s Supreme Leader Blames ‘Enemies’ for Deadly Protests

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei did not specify which individuals or countries might be behind the demonstrations in the capital and beyond.

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BRIEF-Arrow accelerates IoT leadership position with eInfochips acquisition

* ARROW ACCELERATES IOT LEADERSHIP POSITION WITH EINFOCHIPS ACQUISITION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Flying in 2017 was safer than it's ever been

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Norway Labour Party's deputy leader suspended over harassment allegations

OSLO (Reuters) - The deputy head of Norway's top opposition Labour Party has temporarily stepped down from his leadership post following accusations of sexual harassment, the party said on Monday.

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Detained Cambodian opposition leader calls for free and fair vote

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodia's detained opposition leader Kem Sokha called for free and fair elections in the Southeast Asian country in a New Year's message on Monday.

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A visual that shows just how many Rohingya villages have been burned

(Reuters) - In the four months since the Myanmar military began a crackdown after Rohingya militants attacked an army base and police posts on Aug. 25, around 655,000 members of the stateless Muslim minority have fled the western state of Rakhine and crossed into neighboring Bangladesh.

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Zakaria: Trump has resigned the US as world's leader

CNN's Fareed Zakaria examines the US role in the world one year into the Trump administration.

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Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned of a tough crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the most audacious challenges to its clerical leadership since nationwide pro-reform unrest jolted the Islamist theocracy in 2009.

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Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country's leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution.

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Former Catalan leader urges Spain to accept secessionist election win

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday urged Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to accept the results of a Dec. 21 local election which gave a slim majority to parties favoring a split of the northeastern region from Spain.

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Russian supreme court approves ban against opposition leader Navalny from 2018 presidential election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed an appeal by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision by the country's central election commission to bar him from taking part in next year's presidential election.

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BRIEF-Critical Outcome Technologies Reports Q2 Loss Per Share Of C$0.11

* CRITICAL OUTCOME TECHNOLOGIES REPORTS FISCAL 2018 SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL AND OPERATING RESULTS

Chefs nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Action Bronson, the Leader of the Most Joyously Disorienting Show on Late Night

“The Untitled Action Bronson Show” is not quite a talk show, not quite a cooking show, not quite a variety show. But it somehow all works.

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It's been 100 days, and still Puerto Ricans are without power

It has been three months since Hurricane Maria hit Puerto Rico, and many residents still do not have power. CNN's Leyla Santiago reports.

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Special Report: China's leaders fret over debts lurking in shadow banking system

SHANGHAI/BEIJING/HONG KONG (Reuters) - In March 2013, retired chemical company employee Anne Xing, her older sister and their husbands visited a China Everbright Bank branch on the outskirts of Shanghai. A private wealth manager at the bank had a special deal to offer them.

Evacuations and Evacuees nytimes.com

Assad Must Go, Says Turkey’s Leader, Seeking Leverage as War Winds Down

The denunciation appeared to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s effort to remind Russia, Syria’s most powerful ally, that it cannot dictate the country’s postwar future alone.

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BRIEF-Drone Delivery Canada Corp Has Been Accepted For Listing On TSX Venture Exchange As A Tier 1 Issuer​

* DRONE DELIVERY CANADA CORP - ‍COMPANY HAS BEEN ACCEPTED FOR LISTING ON TSX VENTURE EXCHANGE AS A TIER 1 ISSUER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russian opposition leader Navalny calls for election boycott rally

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he was organising a nationwide rally on Jan. 28 to support his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election.

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Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.

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North Korean defectors may have been exposed to radiation, says South

SEOUL (Reuters) - At least four defectors from North Korea have shown signs of radiation exposure, the South Korean government said on Wednesday, although researchers could not confirm if they were was related to Pyongyang's nuclear weapons program.

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Obama urges 'leaders' not to split society with online biases

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their own biases.

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BRIEF-Partner Communications Says Tamir Amar Has Been Appointed CFO

* PARTNER COMMUNICATIONS ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF A NEW CHIEF FINANCIAL OFFICER

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Mark Kelly: 2017 has been an unequivocal disaster for the future of the planet

In 2001, I flew my first flight into space aboard Space Shuttle Endeavour. Roughly a decade later, I commanded that same space shuttle on its final flight. That trip was my fourth journey -- and at least for now, my final one -- from this planet into space.

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BRIEF-Hubbell To Acquire Aclara Technologies For About $1.1 Bln

* SAYS ‍ENTERED DEAL TO ACQUIRE ACLARA TECHNOLOGIES FOR ABOUT $1.1 BILLION IN AN ALL-CASH TRANSACTION​

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Otherworldly: From ‘Frankenstein’ to Nora Roberts in 200 Years

New releases in speculative fiction include a viral dystopia, a fantasy kingdom ruled by magic, a lesbian pulp noir satire and a classic revisited.

Dancing nytimes.com

Robert Fairchild: From God to Monster (and Choreographer)

Mr. Fairchild is playing Frankenstein’s monster — and making choreography that reveals the monster’s inner life.

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Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori; foes take to streets

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, triggering Christmas Eve street clashes as protesters denounced the decision as part of a crude political deal.

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Peru president pardons ex-leader Fujimori; foes call for protests

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, clearing him of convictions for human rights crimes and graft before completion of a 25-year prison sentence.

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Sports of The Times: Navy Kicker Turns Last-Second Loss into a Lesson in Leadership

The kicker, Bennett Moehring, missed a last-second field goal against Army, but the poise he showed afterward is his true defining moment.

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Peru's president pardons ex-leader Fujimori, citing his health

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori late on Sunday, clearing him of convictions for human rights crimes and graft before completion of a 25-year prison sentence.

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UPDATE 2-Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails

Dec 23 (Reuters) - The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant and other leaders with the group resigned on Saturday after a report this week alleging that emails he had sent were derogatory toward past winners.

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Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails

(Reuters) - The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant and other leaders with the group resigned on Saturday after a report this week alleging that emails he had sent were derogatory toward past winners.

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UPDATE 1-Miss America CEO, other leaders resign after report of derogatory emails

Dec 23 (Reuters) - The head of the organization that stages the Miss America beauty pageant and other leaders with the group resigned on Saturday after a report this week alleging that emails he had sent were derogatory toward past winners.

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Steelers cut all-time sacks leader Harrison

(The Sports Xchange) - The Pittsburgh Steelers released James Harrison, the franchise's all-time sack leader, on Saturday to make room for the return of right tackle Marcus Gilbert.

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Peru opposition leader skeptical president's victory will last

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski's political troubles will likely continue despite his surprise victory over a bid in Congress to oust him this week, a key opposition leader said on Saturday, citing ongoing graft probes and opposing demands from allies.

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How world leaders fared in a turbulent year

It has been a turbulent year for many leaders across the globe, and while some benefited from 2017's geopolitical twists and turns, others suffered a series of setbacks.

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Let me come back, Catalan leader tells Spain

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Catalonia's separatist leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday called on the Spanish government to allow him to return to Spain in time for the opening session of the Catalan parliament by January 23 so that he can become the region's next president.

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Senate leader McConnell sees a more collegial 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell on Friday said a shifting landscape will lead him to work with Democrats on immigration and financial regulation early in the new year, following a year of acrimony and partisan legislation.

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Uzbek leader says he will curb power of state security service

TASHKENT (Reuters) - Uzbek president Shavkat Mirziyoyev said on Friday he would reform the Central Asian nation's state security service, adding that its power had become excessive under his predecessor Islam Karimov.

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BRIEF-RenaissanceRe Announces Estimated Impact Of U.S. Tax Bill

* RENAISSANCERE HOLDINGS - ESTIMATES THAT ECONOMIC IMPACT OF U.S. TAX BILL TO CO WILL BE MINIMAL

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Hong Kong leader says she won't blindly obey Beijing's orders

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said she would not blindly obey the orders of Communist Party leaders in Beijing, while admitting the government has no way to suppress skyrocketing prices in one of the most expensive property markets in the world.

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After Reuters arrests, some Myanmar reporters fear 'it could've been me'

YANGON (Reuters) - Some human rights advocates say press freedom is under attack in Myanmar, even though decades of rule by a junta that tightly controlled the media has given way to a government led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

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

Op-Ed Contributors: The Four Threats to Robert Mueller

Trump may be holding off from firing the special counsel. That doesn’t mean he’s safe.

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South Africa's new ANC leader Ramaphosa aims to fight corruption

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Cyril Ramaphosa, the new leader of South Africa's governing ANC party, said on Thursday he aims to stamp out corruption and pursue a policy of "radical economic transformation" that will speed up expropriation of land without compensation.

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

U.S. Punishes Chechen Leader in New Sanctions Against Russians

Sanctions could be a sign the Trump administration is heightening pressure on some Russians despite a more accommodating tone with President Vladimir V. Putin.

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U.S. sanctions Chechen leader, four others under Magnitsky Act

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Wednesday sanctioned five individuals, including the head of Russia's Chechnya republic, for alleged human rights abuses.

Theater nytimes.com

Robert O’Hara Thinks ‘Men Are Stupid.’ His New Play Shows Just How.

In “Mankind,” the playwright imagines a world in which women are extinct. “You have to go for the throat,” he says.

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Afghanistan political turmoil deepens as regional leader ousted

KABUL (Reuters) - One of the main parties behind Afghanistan's Western-backed government warned President Ashraf Ghani that it could withdraw its support unless he reversed the dismissal of one of its most powerful regional governors this week.

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Philippine leader declares unilateral ceasefire for Christmas

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has declared a 10-day unilateral ceasefire with communist rebels to allow Filipinos to celebrate a "stress-free" Christmas season, two weeks after peace talks with the insurgents were formally scrapped.

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Former Mexican drug cartel leader extradited to U.S.: Justice Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An alleged former leader of a Mexican drug cartel has been extradited to the United States to face drug conspiracy charges, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Michelin Group Appoints New Leadership Team for North America

* MICHELIN SAYS HAS NAMED SCOTT CLARK AS NEXT CHAIRMAN AND PRESIDENT OF MICHELIN NORTH AMERICA, EFFECTIVE JAN 1, 2018 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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United Technologies resolves U.S. counterfeit parts probe for $1 million

(Reuters) - United Technologies Corp will pay $1.06 million to resolve claims that a company it indirectly owned falsely certified that counterfeit parts incorporated into U.S. Army helicopter engines were authentic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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United Technologies resolves U.S. counterfeit parts probe for $1 mln

Dec 19 (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp will pay $1.06 million to resolve claims that a company it indirectly owned falsely certified that counterfeit parts incorporated into U.S. Army helicopter engines were authentic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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House Democratic leaders urging 'no' vote on spending bill: CNN reporter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Tuesday that House Democratic leaders are asking their rank-and-file members to vote against a stopgap government funding bill, according to a CNN reporter on Twitter.

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Ramaphosa's 'poisoned chalice': new ANC leader may struggle to reform South Africa

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - When Cyril Ramaphosa won the tight vote to become the new leader of the African National Congress on Monday after years of near-misses, his loyal supporters jumped to their feet, pumping their fists and cheering.

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The day the GOP has been seeking: Voting begins today on plan

When it comes to the GOP tax plan, Republicans have the votes. Period.