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Oil Briefly Reaches $70 as Buoyant Global Economy Bolsters Demand

Tensions in Iran, record-breaking cold weather in the United States and a year of production cuts have contributed to higher prices, and they could go higher still.

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Kazakhstan oil output to rise 1 pct in 2018 to 87 mln T - energy ministry

MOSCOW, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan will increase its oil and gas concentrate production in 2018 by 1 percent to 87 million tonnes, compared to 86.2 million tonnes the previous year, its energy ministry told Reuters on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-USA Compression Partners To Buy Compression Business From Energy Transfer Partners

* USA COMPRESSION PARTNERS TO ACQUIRE COMPRESSION BUSINESS FROM ENERGY TRANSFER PARTNERS

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BRIEF-Daqo New Energy Appoints Longgen Zhang As CEO

* DAQO NEW ENERGY APPOINTS LONGGEN ZHANG AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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BRIEF-Obsidian Energy reports FY 2017 production of 31,700 BOE/D

* OBSIDIAN ENERGY ANNOUNCES FULL YEAR 2017 PRODUCTION ABOVE GUIDANCE & PROVIDES OPERATIONAL UPDATE

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As Shutdown Talk Rises, Trump’s Immigration Words Pose Risks for Both Parties

The fight over President Trump’s vulgar comment is exposing divisions in both parties, raising the risk of a government shutdown with unknown political consequences.

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BRIEF-Razor Energy Corp Announces Increased Term Loan Facility

* RAZOR ENERGY CORP. ANNOUNCES CONSOLIDATION ACQUISITION IN THE KAYBOB AREA OF WEST CENTRAL ALBERTA AND INCREASED TERM LOAN FACILITY

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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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BRIEF-Spark Energy Announces Buyout Of Verde Earnout Obligations

* SPARK ENERGY- CO, VERDE ENERGY USA TO TERMINATE EARNOUT PROVISIONS OF PURCHASE.SALE DEAL IN WHICH CO ACQUIRED VERDE'S OPERATING UNITS IN JULY 2017​

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BRIEF-Alliant Energy Declares Quarterly Common Stock Dividend

* ORATION DECLARES QUARTERLY COMMON STOCK DIVIDEND; ANNOUNCES REDEMPTION OF SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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BRIEF-‍SPI Energy Establishes Blockchain-Based Infrastructure Application Division​

* ‍SPI ENERGY CO., LTD. ESTABLISHES BLOCKCHAIN-BASED INFRASTRUCTURE APPLICATION DIVISION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tamarack Valley Energy Announces 2018 Guidance And Q4 Results

* TAMARACK VALLEY ENERGY LTD. ANNOUNCES 2018 GUIDANCE, OPERATIONAL UPDATE AND RECORD FOURTH QUARTER 2017 PRODUCTION

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Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

(Paragraph 6 of this JAN. 12 story has been corrected after HSBC said the Andurand Commodities Fund gained 2.2 pct in 2017, instead of losing 4.47 pct)

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CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-UPDATE 1-Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

HOUSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he had closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund after health and financial upsets, the latest oil-focused fund to report setbacks.

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Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election, in alliance with Iran-backed group

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced he would stand for re-election on May 12 at the head of a cross-sectarian bloc, and received the support of a powerful Shi'ite group close to Iran.

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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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Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister.

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China to step up banking oversight in 'arduous' fight on financial risks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will step up oversight in the banking sector this year to reduce financial risks, the country's banking regulator said, stressing that long-term efforts would be needed to control banking sector chaos.

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BRIEF-Surge Energy Announces Pricing Of $700 Mln Of Its 7.5 Pct Senior Notes

* SURGE ENERGY ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $700.0 MILLION OF ITS 7.500% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Make security strategy include climate again, lawmakers urge Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of more than 100 bipartisan lawmakers in the U.S. House urged President Donald Trump on Friday to reconsider the omission of climate change from his administration's national security strategy, saying it is a step backward on science.

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UPDATE 1-Legendary U.S. investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund after setbacks

HOUSTON, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he had closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund after health and financial upsets, the latest oil-focused fund to report setbacks.

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BRIEF-WEC Energy Group Increases Number Of Directors On Its Board To 14

* WEC ENERGY GROUP INC - ON JAN 10, 2018, BOARD INCREASED NUMBER OF DIRECTORS CONSTITUTING THE BOARD FROM 13 TO 14 Source text : [http://bit.ly/2qXSfl4] Further company coverage:

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Legendary investor Boone Pickens closes energy hedge fund amid setbacks

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Legendary investor T. Boone Pickens said on Friday he has closed his Dallas-based energy hedge fund amid health and financial setbacks.

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BRIEF-Primeline Energy Holdings Granted Interim Injunction Against CNOOC and CCL

* PRIMELINE ENERGY HOLDINGS - GRANTED INTERIM INJUNCTION RELATED TO ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS ENGAGED IN AGAINST CHINA NATIONAL OFFSHORE OIL & CNOOC CHINA LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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Aryzta seeks to right North American ops, strategy with new hires

ZURICH, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Swiss-Irish bakery company Aryzta on Friday named new North America and strategy chiefs as it tackles problems in the United States, where issues with undocumented workers and a failed retail strategy prompted a $1 billion loss.

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Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.

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BRIEF-Elanco Announces Addition Of New North America And Global Strategy Senior Executive

* ELANCO ANNOUNCES ADDITION OF NEW NORTH AMERICA AND GLOBAL STRATEGY SENIOR EXECUTIVE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-EV Energy Partners Announces Listing Transfer To Nasdaq Capital Market

* EV ENERGY PARTNERS ANNOUNCES LISTING TRANSFER TO NASDAQ CAPITAL MARKET

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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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GLOBAL MARKETS-Brent hits $70/bbl before retreating; equities rise with energy

* Brent oil hits $70/bbl during session, highest since Nov 2014 (Updates with U.S. markets' closing levels)

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Berkshire energy unit names CEO to replace potential Buffett successor

(Reuters) - Berkshire Hathaway Inc's energy unit on Thursday named William Fehrman as its new chief executive to replace Gregory Abel, who was promoted a day earlier to oversee more Berkshire units, and potentially succeed Warren Buffett.

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BRIEF-General Dynamics Awarded U.S. Army Medical Command Regional Training Contract

* GENERAL DYNAMICS AWARDED U.S. ARMY MEDICAL COMMAND REGIONAL TRAINING CONTRACT

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Wall Street higher on gains in energy, industrial stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday as a jump in oil prices lifted energy stocks to their best day in more than a week and upbeat forecast from No. 2 U.S. carrier Delta Air Lines boosted other airline stocks.

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US STOCKS-Wall St higher on gains in energy, industrial stocks

* U.S. crude jumps above $64/barrel, tagging along energy stocks

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Wall Street climbs on gains in energy stocks

(Reuters) - U.S. stocks rose on Thursday with a broad-based rally across sectors as speculation over China halting U.S. bond purchases eased and investors focused on quarterly earnings reports and higher oil prices.

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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-Chinanet Online Holdings Appoints Zhongyi Liu As Chief Strategy Officer For Blockchain, Business Development

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS APPOINTS ZHONGYI LIU AS CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER FOR BLOCKCHAIN AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Senate to discuss bitcoin risks with top markets regulators: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will next month hold a hearing with the country's top markets regulators to discuss the risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Patterson-UTI Energy Prices $525 Mln Senior Notes Offering

* PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $525 MILLION OFFERING OF 3.95% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tsakos Energy Navigation Announces The Sale And Leaseback Of Two Suezmax Tankers

* TSAKOS ENERGY NAVIGATION ANNOUNCES THE SALE AND LEASEBACK OF TWO SUEZMAX TANKERS

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BRIEF-Hotchkis & Wiley Capital Management Reports 10.49 Pct Passive Stake In Energy XXI Gulf Coast

* HOTCHKIS & WILEY CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC REPORTS 10.49 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ENERGY XXI GULF COAST AS ON DEC 31, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FlmUMf) Further company coverage:

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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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BRIEF-CGX Energy announces resignation of Chief Executive Dewi Jones

* SAYS ‍IT HAS ACCEPTED MR. DEWI JONES' RESIGNATION AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER OF COMPANY, EFFECTIVE JANUARY 8, 2018​

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BRIEF-Transglobe Energy says ‍Randy Neely promoted to president, Edward Ok appointed CFO​

* TRANSGLOBE ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL BUDGET AND MANAGEMENT PROMOTIONS

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Icahn demands shake-up at U.S. shale producer SandRidge Energy

(Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's biggest shareholder, Carl Icahn, called on Tuesday for the replacement of two directors and the removal of a poison pill barring individual shareholders from accumulating more than 10 percent of the U.S. shale producer's stock.

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UPDATE 3-Icahn demands shake-up at U.S. shale producer SandRidge Energy

Jan 9 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's biggest shareholder, Carl Icahn, called on Tuesday for the replacement of two directors and the removal of a poison pill barring individual shareholders from accumulating more than 10 percent of the U.S. shale producer's stock.

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BRIEF-SM Energy Announces Agreement To Sell 112,200 Acre Leasehold In The Powder River Basin For $500 Million

* PRESS RELEASE - SM ENERGY ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO SELL 112,200 ACRE LEASEHOLD IN THE POWDER RIVER BASIN FOR $500 MILLION

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steady as energy stocks gain, materials fall

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended flat on Tuesday, as shares of energy and marijuana producers rose and a real estate trust surged on a buyout offer, balancing a dip in the materials group which was pressured by a drop in gold prices.

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BRIEF-Nustar Energy LP Announces Open Season For Expansion Of Co’s Permian Crude System

* NUSTAR ENERGY LP SAYS OPEN SEASON COMMENCES ON JANUARY 9, 2018 AT NOON CST AND WILL EXTEND FOR AT LEAST 30 DAYS

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX near flat as energy shares rise, gold miners slip

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index seesawed on Monday as higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while the materials group was pressured by a drop in gold prices.

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Energy group Ineos to challenge Scotland's ban on fracking

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Energy group Ineos is seeking a judicial review of the Scottish government's ban on onshore unconventional oil and gas development in Scotland, known as "fracking".

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BRIEF-Azure Power - Won 200 Megawatt Solar Power Project Through Auction Conducted By Solar Energy Corp Of India

* AZURE POWER - WON 200 MEGAWATT SOLAR POWER PROJECT THROUGH AUCTION CONDUCTED BY SOLAR ENERGY CORPORATION OF INDIA

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BRIEF-Nine Energy Service Inc Sees IPO Of Up To 7 Mln Shares

* NINE ENERGY SERVICE INC SEES IPO OF UP TO 7.0 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $20.00 AND $23.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Blackbird Energy says capital obligations in first half of 2018 will be limited​

* BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC SAYS ‍CAPITAL OBLIGATIONS IN FIRST HALF OF 2018 WILL BE LIMITED​

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U.S. energy regulator rejects plan to aid coal, nuclear

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. power grid regulator on Monday rejected a directive by Energy Secretary Rick Perry to prop up aging coal and nuclear power plants, but said it had embarked on a new plan to determine whether the power grid is reliable.

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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-Daqo New Energy Announces Departure Of CEO

* DAQO NEW ENERGY CORP - ‍GONGDA YAO WILL STEP DOWN AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER​

Subways nytimes.com

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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Iraq to export Kirkuk oil to Iran before end-January: Iraqi oil minister

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq will start exporting oil from the northern Kirkuk fields to Iran before the end of January, Iraqi Oil Minister Jabar al-Luaibi told reporters on Sunday in Baghdad.

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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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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.

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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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BRIEF-US Energy Says Co Entered Common Stock Sales Agreement With Northland Securities

* US ENERGY CORP - ‍ON JAN. 5, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT WITH NORTHLAND SECURITIES, INC - SEC FILING​

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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-Hallador Energy Reports Additional 2018, 2019 Coal Sales Contracts

* HALLADOR ENERGY COMPANY REPORTS ADDITIONAL 2018 AND 2019 COAL SALES CONTRACTS

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Canada exchange asks pot firms to disclose risks on U.S. operations

TORONTO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A small Canadian stock exchange said on Friday it has asked marijuana companies to provide details on risks they face from any U.S. operations in the wake of a Trump administration move to boost enforcement of anti-cannabis laws.

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BRIEF-Eversource Energy Files Preliminary Prospectus Supplement Related To A Potential Two-Part Senior Notes Offering

* EVERSOURCE ENERGY FILES PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT RELATED TO A POTENTIAL TWO-PART SENIOR NOTES OFFERING OF UP TO $650 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Ed0k7d) Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

* Philadelphia Energy Solutions, the largest U.S. East Coast refiner, cut rates due to the severe weather.

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.89 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.89 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Is Trump's North Korea strategy working?

Kim Jong Un, to general surprise, announced in his New Year's Day speech that he was prepared to "melt the frozen north-south relations," to allow contacts with South Koreans and to discuss North Korean participation in the Winter Olympics to be held in February in South Korea.

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Frigid weather sends heating prices soaring as energy usage spikes

NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm in the U.S. Northeast brought plunging temperatures on Friday, driving regional natural gas prices to all-time highs, disrupting refinery operations and causing electrical outages.

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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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Can't please everyone: Trump energy policy riles competing sectors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - When the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump proposed new subsidies for coal and nuclear plants, it seemed like an obvious way to deliver on campaign promises to boost the nation's energy industry.

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BRIEF-Centerpoint Energy Announces Five-Year Capital Investment Plan

* CENTERPOINT ENERGY ANNOUNCES FIVE-YEAR CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN

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BRIEF-Scana Says If Merger Terminated Co Required To Pay Dominion Energy Termination Fee Of $240 Mln

* SCANA SAYS IF MERGER TERMINATED UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES CO REQUIRED TO PAY DOMINION ENERGY TERMINATION FEE OF $240 MILLION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Sempra Energy prices 23.4 mln shares of its common stock at $107 per share​

* ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERINGS OF COMMON STOCK AND MANDATORY CONVERTIBLE PREFERRED STOCK

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UPDATE 4-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 3-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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UPDATE 2-'Bomb cyclone' hits U.S. East Coast energy, power supply

NEW YORK/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A severe winter storm froze pipes and disrupted services at refineries on the U.S. Atlantic coast on Thursday, sending fuel prices higher as heavy snowfall and high winds caused electricity outages for almost 80,000 homes and businesses.

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U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator will hold two meetings to discuss the procedure and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures, it said on Thursday, amid rising concerns over the risks bitcoin poses to the financial system.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

* Securities regulators also warn over bitcoin fraudsters (Adds SEC statement, details and context)

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BRIEF-Caesarstone Enters Settlement Agreement Related To Occupational Risks With Silica Dust

* CAESARSTONE SAYS ENTERED SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT TO THE CLAIM FILED AGAINST IT IN APRIL 2014 RELATED TO OCCUPATIONAL RISKS WITH SILICA DUST- SEC FILING

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Tesla Model 3 delay raises cashflow risks, but analysts upbeat

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc shares fell as much as 3.6 percent on Thursday, setting the company up to lose nearly $1.9 billion in market value after it pushed back a production target for its much-anticipated Model 3 sedan yet again.

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BRIEF-Consumers Energy Starts Operations Of Cross Winds Energy Park II In Michigan's Thumb

* CONSUMERS ENERGY STARTS OPERATIONS OF CROSS WINDS® ENERGY PARK II IN MICHIGAN'S THUMB

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BRIEF-Suncor Energy Says Q4 2017 Oil Sands Operations Produced About 447,000 Barrels Per Day

* SUNCOR ENERGY INC - UPSTREAM PRODUCTION OF 736,000 BARRELS OF OIL EQUIVALENT PER DAY (BOE/D) IN Q4, WHICH IS IN LINE WITH RECORD PRODUCTION FROM Q3

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BRIEF-CNX Resources Acquires Noble Energy's General Partner Interest In Cone Midstream Partners Lp

* CNX RESOURCES CORPORATION ACQUIRES NOBLE ENERGY'S GENERAL PARTNER INTEREST IN CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP; BOARD APPROVES AMENDED GAS GATHERING AGREEMENT WITH CNX; CONE MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP RENAMED CNX MIDSTREAM PARTNERS LP (NYSE: CNXM); CNXM WILL HOST CO

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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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Deep Freeze in U.S. Creates Heating Squeeze for Homeowners and Utilities

Heating-oil providers are working overtime and power generators are switching from natural gas to coal and petroleum as bitter temperatures grip much of the country.

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Gulfport names Noble Energy executive as operations chief

HOUSTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - U.S. shale oil and gas producer Gulfport Energy Corp has recruited Noble Energy Inc's head of Texas operations to serve as its next chief operating officer, a key role as Gulfport aims to rebound from the commodity price bust.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana, assume failed nuclear project costs

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $7.9 billion, offering the utility a way out of dealing with unhappy customers and federal investigations following a failed nuclear project.

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BRIEF-Cub Energy Points To Renewed Incentives To Invest In Growing Ukraine's Natural Gas Resources​

* CUB ENERGY- ‍REDUCED ROYALTY RATE OF 12% COUPLED WITH AN 18% CORPORATE TAX RATE AND HIGH NATURAL GAS PRICE ENVIRONMENT PROVIDES RENEWED INCENTIVE TO INVEST IN GROWING UKRAINE'S NATURAL GAS RESOURCES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Column: OPEC's focus on stocks risks prices overshooting - Kemp

LONDON (Reuters) - The Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) is sticking doggedly to its plan to cut commercial oil inventories down to the five-year average to rebalance the oil...

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $14.6 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy troubled utility Scana Corp in an all-stock deal worth about $14.6 billion, including debt.

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Dominion Energy to buy Scana Corp in $7.9 billion deal

(Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Wednesday it would buy Scana Corp in an all-stock deal that values the electric utility company at about $7.9 billion.

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U.S. judge orders government to release Iraqis or grant bond hearings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered the government on Tuesday to either release Iraqi immigrants it arrested last year or grant them bond hearings, in the latest judicial curb on the Trump administration's efforts to tighten U.S. immigration.

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BRIEF-Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Provides Unaudited Balance Sheet Information As Of Dec. 31

* TORTOISE PIPELINE & ENERGY FUND, INC. PROVIDES UNAUDITED BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION AND ASSET COVERAGE RATIO UPDATE AS OF DEC. 31, 2017 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Says Co's Net Asset Value Was $152.2 Mln As Of Dec. 31

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Tortoise Power And Energy Infrastructure Fund Inc:

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BRIEF-Strata-X Energy Says Pre-Empted Third Party Offer To Buy Out Magnum Power And Gas's 25 Pct Interest In Serowe CSG Project

* STRATA-X ENERGY - CO HAS PRE-EMPTED A THIRD PARTY OFFER TO BUY OUT MAGNUM POWER AND GAS'S 25% INTEREST IN SEROWE COAL SEAM GAS PROJECT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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BRIEF-Rgs Energy Says Prices $1.8 Mln Common Stock And Warrant Financing

* RGS ENERGY SAYS PRICES $1.8 MILLION COMMON STOCK AND WARRANT FINANCING

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as miners gains offset by banks, energy stocks

TORONTO, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index opened little changed on Tuesday, helped by gold miners and marijuana companies while financial stocks and energy companies weighed.

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BRIEF-Bengal Energy Announces Executive Appointment

* MATTHEW MOORMAN ‍APPOINTED CFO EFFECTIVE JAN 2, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-NGL Energy Partners Expects To Close Previously Announced $200 Mln Sale Of Certain Retail Propane Assets To DCC LPG On March 31, 2018

* NGL ENERGY PARTNERS LP PROVIDES UPDATE ON DEBT REDUCTION AND INTEREST SAVINGS

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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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Iran re-opens border crossings with Iraqi Kurdistan region

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran re-opened two crossings with the Iraqi Kurdistan region on Tuesday that it had closed after a referendum in favor of independence in the Kurdish area, Iran's semi-official ISNA news agency reported.

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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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BRIEF-Mid-Con Energy Partners Enters Into Amendment To Certain Credit Agreement

* MID-CON ENERGY PARTNERS SAYS ON DEC 22, CO, LENDERS, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO CERTAIN CREDIT AGREEMENT, DATED AS OF DEC 20, 2011 - SEC FILING

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South Korea finalizes energy plan to boost renewable power generation

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has finalised a power supply plan that aims to make renewables the country's fuel of choice for power generation for the next 15 years, its energy ministry said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Pricing Of Debt Tender Offer

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES EARLY TENDER DATE RESULTS AND PRICING OF DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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BRIEF-Yorktown Energy Partners Reports 5.6 Pct Passive Stake In Kimbell Royalty Partners

* YORKTOWN ENERGY PARTNERS X, L.P REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KIMBELL ROYALTY PARTNERS LP AS OF DEC. 4, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2pS3YB0) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Florida Seeks Storm Cost Recovery For Hurricane Irma

* DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA SEEKS STORM COST RECOVERY FOR HURRICANE IRMA

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BRIEF-Vaalco Energy Provides Operational Update

* VAALCO ENERGY INC - ON DECEMBER 24, ELECTRICAL SUBMERSIBLE PUMP IN SOUTH TCHIBALA 1-HB WELL FAILED, AND WELL HAS BEEN TEMPORARILY SHUT-IN

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX steadies below record high; energy shares rise

TORONTO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed on Thursday, hovering near a record high, as energy and marijuana company shares added to Wednesday's gains, offsetting losses for the industrial group.

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BRIEF-Berkshire Hathaway Energy Announces Increase Of Maximum Tender Amount In Debt Tender Offer And Consent Solicitation

* BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY ENERGY ANNOUNCES INCREASE OF MAXIMUM TENDER AMOUNT IN DEBT TENDER OFFER AND CONSENT SOLICITATION

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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.

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With new gas deals, Egypt closes in on energy hub goal

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt is set to inaugurate a new wharf for natural gas and petroleum product tankers on the Gulf of Suez in the coming days, another step in its plan to become a regional energy hub.

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BRIEF-ClearStream Energy enters into refinancing agreement with Canso Investment

* CLEARSTREAM ENERGY SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES REFINANCING TRANSACTION

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Taiwan president says China military causing regional instability

TAIPEI (Reuters) - China's frequent military activity is causing regional instability, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday, adding that the island's forces have been keeping a close eye on what they are up to.

Oil (Petroleum) and Gasoline nytimes.com

Once a Cash Cow, Venezuela’s Oil Company Now Verges on Collapse

The deepening troubles threaten to further destabilize a nation facing a dire recession and unbridled crime, as well as food and medicine shortages.

Venezuela nytimes.com

Tired of Regional Critics, Venezuela Looks to Russia and China

Once a regional heavyweight, Venezuela is losing allies in its region, causing it to deepen its dependence on China and Russia.

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Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. stocks were little changed on Wednesday, as gains in the technology sector offset losses in energy and helped keep major indexes nearly flat.

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US STOCKS-Wall Street little changed as tech offsets energy

* Tesla down on KeyBanc's lowered estimate for Model 3 deliveries

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US STOCKS-Wall St little changed; oil drop weighs on energy shares

* Indexes up: Dow 0.02 pct, S&P 0.06, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Updates to open)

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX climbs on rally in energy, metal mining shares

TORONTO, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher on Wednesday as a recent rally in commodity prices helped boost the shares of energy and metal mining companies.

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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-Digital Power Corp Adds Co-Locations To Deployment Strategy For Digital Miners

* DIGITAL POWER CORP. ADDS CO-LOCATIONS TO DEPLOYMENT STRATEGY FOR DIGITAL MINERS

Football nytimes.com

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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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.

cnn.com

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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BRIEF-C&J Energy Services Files For Resale Of 4.4 Mln Shares

* C&J ENERGY SERVICES FILES FOR RESALE OF 4.4 MILLION SHARES OF CO TO BE SOLD BY SELLING STOCKHOLDERS - SEC FILING Source: (http://bit.ly/2BRliZk) Further company coverage:

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Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitaries deploy to Syrian border

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary groups have deployed to the frontier to back up border guard forces who came under fire from within Syria over the past three days, one of their commanders said on Friday.

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As energy markets evolve, blockchain powers up

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Energy startups have been using blockchain to power electricity sharing in microgrid trials from Texas to Tasmania for a year or so.

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North Korea says new Trump security strategy seeks 'total subordination of whole world'

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security strategy unveiled this week is a "criminal document" that seeks the "total subordination of the whole world to the interests of the U.S.," North Korea's foreign ministry said on Friday.

Secession and Independence Movements nytimes.com

In Blow to Spanish Unity, Catalan Separatists Keep Majority in Regional Vote

Separatist parties won a narrow majority in Catalan after the Spanish government called the election in an attempt to resolve the constitutional crisis.

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

Editorial: Forget the Strategy Paper. Watch What He Does.

President Trump’s first security strategy statement says many of the right things, but the administration’s actions tell a different story.

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BRIEF-Strad Energy Services Says Approved 2018 Capital Expenditure Program Of $8 Mln

* STRAD ENERGY SERVICES ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURE PROGRAM AND UPDATE TO ITS NORMAL COURSE ISSUER BID

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains as energy, bank stocks gain, BlackBerry pulls back

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended slightly higher on Thursday, boosted by energy companies as well as gains among big banks and some miners, while BlackBerry Ltd pulled back after a sharp jump.

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Energy and financials power Wall Street's rise

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday, boosted by bank and energy stocks as investors bet on more economically sensitive sectors.

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Wall Street climbs, fueled by energy and financials

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The three main U.S. stock indexes rose on Thursday as bank and energy stocks climbed and on a continuing boost from the U.S. tax overhaul passed by Congress earlier this week.

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Miss Iraq 'disappointed' in Iraqi government after selfie blowback

When Sarah Idan posted a selfie on Instagram with her new friend at the Miss Universe pageant, she certainly didn't expect to spark an international incident.

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Pentagon strategy document will not include climate change: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Climate change will not be included in an important Pentagon strategy document set to be unveiled in January, the No. 2 official at the U.S. Defense Department said on Thursday.

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Argentina low-cost airlines eye regional routes next year

BUENOS AIRES, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Argentina-based low-cost airlines will begin international flights to Latin American capitals next year as part of their investment plans following the opening of the country's once-restricted skies, executives from three companies told Reuters.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks weigh with lower oil prices

TORONTO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Thursday, weighed by energy stocks as oil prices fell.

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OPEC starts working on oil supply cut exit strategy: sources

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - OPEC has started working on plans for an exit strategy from its deal to cut supplies with non-member producers, two OPEC sources said, a sign that an eventual winding down of the deal is coming onto producers' radar, at least in theory.

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BRIEF-Fat Brands Begins To Execute On International Expansion Strategy, To Expand In Japan

* FAT BRANDS BEGINS TO EXECUTE ON INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION STRATEGY: SETS SIGHTS ON JAPAN; ANNOUNCES CO-BRANDED FATBURGER AND BUFFALO’S EXPRESS RESTAURANT WITH FATBAR IN TOKYO'S SHIBUYA DISTRICT

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BRIEF-Mexco Energy Announces Sale Of Acreage, Further Developments‍​

* MEXCO ENERGY CORPORATION ANNOUNCES SALE OF ACREAGE AND FURTHER DEVELOPMENTS‍​

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LPC: Zenith Energy US shelves M&A loan

NEW YORK, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Midstream company Zenith Energy US Logistics Holdings has pulled a US$450m leveraged loan from syndication as investors were reluctant to jump into a credit exposed to unresolved contingencies from an arbitration case and an expiring contract that could adversely impact cash flow, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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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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Opposition groups quit Iraqi Kurdish government

SULAIMANIYA, Iraq (Reuters) - Leading Kurdish opposition movement Gorran has withdrawn its ministers from Iraq's semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) and its member Yousif Mohamed has resigned as parliament speaker, party sources told Reuters on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Petroteq Energy Says ‍Subsidiary Petrobloq Announces Membership In Hyperledger​

* PETROTEQ ENERGY INC SAYS ‍ SUBSIDIARY PETROBLOQ ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP IN HYPERLEDGER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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BRIEF-Transglobe Energy Corporation Announces Q4 2017 Operations Update

* ‍ANNUAL 2017 AVERAGE PRODUCTION IS TRENDING TO 15.4 MBOEPD, A 27% INCREASE OVER 2016​

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BRIEF-Canacol Energy Sells Interest In Ecuador Oil Consortium For Cash Proceeds Of $36.4 Million

* SELLS INTEREST IN ECUADOR OIL CONSORTIUM FOR CASH PROCEEDS OF US$ 36.4 MILLION

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BRIEF-ALJ Regional Holdings Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.37

* ALJ REGIONAL HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES EARNINGS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

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EU reaches deal on energy standards for buildings

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union on Tuesday backed new rules on energy standards for all new public buildings in the 28-country bloc and improvements for existing buildings, which account for over a third of EU greenhouse gas and emissions.

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UPDATE 1-Dominion Energy denies LNG contract renegotiations

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Tuesday it had no plans to renegotiate any of its liquefied natural gas sales contracts, a day after India's oil minister said state-owned gas processor GAIL (India) Ltd was renegotiating deals with Dominion and another U.S. producer.

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BRIEF-Linn Energy Announces Sale Of Certain Properties For $122 Mln

* LINN ENERGY ANNOUNCES SALE OF ITS OKLAHOMA WATERFLOOD AND TEXAS PANHANDLE PROPERTIES FOR $122 MILLION

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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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Dominion Energy denies LNG contract renegotiations

Dec 19 (Reuters) - Dominion Energy Inc said on Tuesday it has no plans to renegotiate any of its liquefied natural gas sales contracts, a day after India's oil minister said Indian gas firm GAIL (India) Ltd was renegotiating its deal with the U.S. firm.

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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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Three killed, 80 wounded in protests in Iraqi Kurdish town: local officials

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Three people were killed and 80 wounded during protests in the Iraqi Kurdish town of Ranya on Tuesday, local government officials said.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX up with banks, energy stocks; Great Canadian Gaming jumps

TORONTO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in morning trade on Tuesday, boosted by gains among its biggest banks and other financial stocks, while Great Canadian Gaming Corp surged after it won a contract to operate facilities in the Toronto region.

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BRIEF-China Recycling Energy Secures Contract With Shanghai Electric And Fujian Tongyong

* CHINA RECYCLING ENERGY ANNOUNCES ENERGY STORAGE DEVELOPMENT COOPERATION CONTRACT WITH SHANGHAI ELECTRIC AND FUJIAN TONGYONG Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Yingli Green Energy Reports Q3 Adjusted Non-GAAP Net Loss Per ADS $2.7​

* YINGLI GREEN ENERGY HOLDING - RAISES 2017 FULL YEAR PV MODULE SHIPMENTS GUIDANCE TO 2.8 GW - 2.9 GW

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Democrats have a new Southern strategy

With Doug Jones' upset victory in last week's Alabama US Senate race, Democrats are solidifying a new model for rebuilding their tattered competitiveness in the South.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s National Security Strategy Is a Farce

“It’s impossible to know what the United States position is,” says a European ambassador. The administration has no policy. It has outbursts.

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Kremlin dismisses Trump's 'imperialist' security strategy

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin dismissed U.S. President Donald Trump's new national security strategy as imperialist on Tuesday, but welcomed Washington's willingness to cooperate in some areas.

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White House adviser: Can't say Trump read every word of new strategy

National Security Council spokesman Michael Anton talks about President Trump's "America First" national security strategy.

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5 things to know about Trump's national security strategy

President Donald Trump unveiled his administration's national security strategy on Monday, outlining the foundation and priorities that will drive US foreign policy during his time in office.

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EU governments agree renewable energy targets for 2030

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - European Union environment and energy ministers on Monday agreed renewable energy targets for 2030 ahead of negotiations next year with the European Parliament, which has called for more ambitious green energy goals.

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Trump strategy document says Russia meddles in domestic affairs worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration said on Monday that Russia interferes in the domestic political affairs of countries globally, but stopped short of accusing Moscow of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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UPDATE 4-Trump strategy document says Russia meddles in domestic affairs worldwide

WASHINGTON, Dec 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration said on Monday that Russia interferes in the domestic political affairs of countries globally, but stopped short of accusing Moscow of meddling in the 2016 U.S. election.

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Can Trump make his security strategy match his Twitter feed?

Over the past few weeks, National Security Advisor Lieutenant General H.R. McMaster has been preparing myriad audiences for the rollout of President Trump's first national security strategy. I was invited to a telephone conference with a few other general officers last week to listen to the abbreviated outline and share some thoughts.

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Powerful Afghan regional leader ousted as political picture clouds

KABUL (Reuters) - One of Afghanistan's most powerful regional politicians was ousted as governor of the northern province of Balkh on Monday, setting up a confrontation that adds to the uncertainty around President Ashraf Ghani's Western-backed government.

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Trump's new strategy: Russia is an actual threat

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BRIEF-Nextview To Acquire Lithium X Energy Corp

* LITHIUM X ENERGY CORP - DEAL FOR CASH OFFER OF $2.61 PER SHARE

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BRIEF-Oronova Energy Terminates Acquisition In Guatemala

* ORONOVA ENERGY INC - HAS WITHDRAWN PRIVATE PLACEMENT FINANCING ANNOUNCED ON JUNE 20, 2017 FOR UP TO TOTAL GROSS PROCEEDS OF C$45 MILLION

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BRIEF-Nexus Energy Services Announces Bitcoin Implementation To Its Oil Business

* NEXUS ENERGY SERVICES, INC. ANNOUNCES BITCOIN IMPLEMENTATION TO ITS OIL BUSINESS

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Cyril Ramaphosa Wins A.N.C. Leadership Battle in South Africa

The wealthy businessman and former Mandela protégé is now in position to succeed Jacob Zuma as president of the country.

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Trump strategy document singles out Russia as bad actor globally

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's administration named Russia on Monday as a bad actor on the world stage in a policy document that offers a sober analysis of Moscow as a rival despite Trump's own bid for warmer ties with President Vladimir Putin.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX up in broad rally; banks, energy stocks, Valeant lead

TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index jumped in early trade on Monday in a broad rally led by big banks and energy stocks as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which said it was bringing an eye treatment to market.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX jumps, led by banks, energy stocks, Valeant

TORONTO, Dec 18 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index gained in a broad rally in early trade on Monday, led by big banks and energy companies as well as Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc, which said it was bringing an eye treatment to market.

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Trump in strategy document to cite China, Russia as competitors

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will declare that China and Russia are competitors seeking to challenge U.S. power and erode its security and prosperity, in a national security strategy he will lay out in a speech on Monday.

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

Trump National Security Strategy Sees U.S. Confronting China and Russia

The strategy the president plans to outline Monday is at odds with his often-warm relations with the leaders of China and Russia.

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BRIEF-Serinus Energy Says On Dec. 18 Incident Occured At Moftinu 1001 Well

* SERINUS ENERGY- ‍DURING ROUTINE OPERATION TO PREPARE MOFTINU 1001 WELL FOR FUTURE PRODUCTION, AN UNEXPECTED GAS RELEASE OCCURRED AND SUBSEQUENTLY IGNITED​

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U.S. renewable energy industry relieved as Republicans keep tax credits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. renewable energy industry expressed relief after a compromise Republican tax bill released late on Friday preserved key tax credits that had been at risk of being removed, but it raised concerns about a provision that may threaten investment in the sector.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Opinion: The Risks of Traveling While Queer

Many people love long car trips. For my girlfriend and me, they’re full of danger.

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BRIEF-Alliant Energy Corp Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering; Size Not Disclosed

* ALLIANT ENERGY CORP FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: [ID: http://bit.ly/2jYvF5S Further company coverage:

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BP, Once a Renewables Leader, Bets $200 Million on Solar

The energy giant is returning to a business it backed away from after the costly and reputation-tarnishing Gulf of Mexico oil spill.