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

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

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

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

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Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys skeptical

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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UK criticizes Muslim Brotherhood, defends Western policy

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

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines Reports November Traffic

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

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Indonesia fights 'extraordinary' diphtheria outbreak that has killed 32

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesian health authorities will launch an immunization drive next week to contain a sharp rise in cases of diphtheria, which has killed at least 32 people, including many children, in the world's fourth most populous country this year.

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

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

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Displaced by mining, Peru villagers spurn shiny new town

NUEVA FUERABAMBA, Peru (Reuters) - This remote town in Peru's southern Andes was supposed to serve as a model for how companies can help communities uprooted by mining.

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Bitcoin to start futures trading, stoking Wild West worries

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

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INSIGHT-Displaced by mining, Peru villagers spurn shiny new town

NUEVA FUERABAMBA, Peru Dec 7 (Reuters) - This remote town in Peru's southern Andes was supposed to serve as a model for how companies can help communities uprooted by mining.

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India's Modi fights to protect home base in election

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi was in the final phase of campaigning on Thursday to retain power in his home state and stave off the most serious challenge yet from a combined opposition.

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

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

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'Westworld' resumes production after wildfire delay

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

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

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

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

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

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BRIEF-WestJet Investor Day Provides Targets For 2018-2020

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

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

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

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

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

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6-year-old writes scathing letter to Santa

Santa gets lots of letters, but none like this one. A 6-year old writes, "I know your notty list is emty. And your good list is emty. And your life is emty." CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

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Sen. Jeff Flake writes a check to Democrat opposing Roy Moore with the message, 'Country over Party'

Republican Sen. Jeff Flake, who's been adamantly opposed to Republican Alabama Senate hopeful Roy Moore, posted a photo Tuesday of a check with his signature on it that was addressed to Moore's Democratic rival, Doug Jones.

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

* WESTLAKE CHEMICAL PARTNERS LP INCREASES CAPACITY OF REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY

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

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

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

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

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

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Hancock Jaffe Laboratories Inc :

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OPEC oil output falls in November to lowest since May

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

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Racist Tweets. My Growing Patriotism.

The upside to him attacking outspoken black people? We can fight back and declare what America really stands for.

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

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

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Trump's fired campaign manager writes book

In a new book to be released Tuesday, Corey Lewandowski, who was fired as Trump's campaign manager during the election, and David Bossie, another top aide, detail what it was like to work with Trump when he was running for President.

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

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

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

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

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Cyclone batters southwestern India coast killing 14, many missing

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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Toshiba, Western Digital to settle dispute: Bloomberg

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

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Toshiba, Western Digital to settle dispute - Bloomberg

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

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

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

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Bodenholm and Westray reveal media stock shorts on changing viewers

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

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Malta, Where the West Was Born

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

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China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

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

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

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

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

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

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West Africa population planners battle to woo Muslim hearts

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

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

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

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For Westerners Imprisoned in Iran, New Signs of a Deal

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

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Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

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

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Westmoreland CEO Kevin Paprzycki Stepping Down

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

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Amazon vs. Walmart: The rest of retail fights for crumbs

Shares of Macy's, JCPenney, Sears and many other traditional retail giants have plunged this year due to weak sales. But Amazon and Walmart are thriving -- online and in brick-and-mortar. That should continue throughout the holidays.

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

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

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

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

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Quake magnitude 5.1 strikes southwest Turkey

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

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BRIEF-WestJet introduces WestJet Link

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

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

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

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Go, fish! Indonesian village shows how to clean up waterways

YOGYAKARTA, Indonesia (Reuters) - Scores of bright orange-colored fish dart about in the clean waterways flowing through Indonesia's lush-green village of Wukirsari, in the ancient city of Yogyakarta.

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Forty human traffickers arrested, 500 people rescued in West Africa

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

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UPDATE 1-MOVES-HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves

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

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MOVES-HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves

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

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HSBC investment banker Westerman leaves bank

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

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

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

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

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

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Quake magnitude 5.0 strikes southwest Turkey

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

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BRIEF-Westar Energy, Great Plains Energy shareholders approve merger

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

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

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

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

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

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In rural Belarus, villagers prefer hard work to city smoke

KHRAPKOVO, Belarus (Reuters) - Just a few hours drive from the Belarussian capital of Minsk, many villagers still live off the land - planting, harvesting and pickling crops according to the season...

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Pelicans' Cousins ejected for elbowing Westbrook

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

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

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

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Uber fights proposed rule in Mexico's Cancun barring cash fares

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc, which has been facing a wave of regulations in Latin America, is fighting proposed rules in Cancun that the ride-hailing service says could drive it out of the top Mexican beach resort.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Western Digital announces prepayment of €874 mln of Euro term B loans

* Western Digital announces prepayment of €874 mln of Euro term B loans

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BRIEF-GREEN PLAINS SAYS ‍ON NOV 16, UNIT ENTERED AMENDMENT TO CREDIT FACILITY LED BY BANK OF THE WEST

* GREEN PLAINS - ‍ON NOV 16, UNIT ENTERED AMENDMENT TO ITS SENIOR SECURED ASSET-BASED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY WITH GROUP OF LENDERS LED BY BANK OF THE WEST

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport copper mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

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Mladic still a hero in dying home village

BOZANOVICI, Bosnia (Reuters) - The sign nailed to a tree marking one of the few paved roads bears the name of the village's favorite son: "General Mladic Street".

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Indonesia evacuates villagers after shootings near Freeport mine

JAKARTA/TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Indonesia on Friday began evacuating villages that authorities said had been occupied by armed separatists after a string of shootings near the giant Grasberg copper mine operated by Freeport McMoRan Inc in the eastern province of Papua.

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China minister warns against seduction of values by Western nations

BEIJING (Reuters) - Western countries are trying to push their culture and political values onto others, seducing them into abandoning their own, China's propaganda chief warned on Friday, saying the country must follow its own path.

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BRIEF-Western Investment Company of Canada says ‍LOI establishes purchase price for agrifood processor at about $25.5 mln

* The Western Investment Company of Canada signs a letter of intent to acquire an agrifood processor

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20 percent chance of cyclone across southwest and central Caribbean sea: NHC

(Reuters) - An elongated area of low pressure from southwest to northeast across the southwestern and central Caribbean Sea has a 20 percent chance of turning into a cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Capital Southwest increases credit facility to $180 mln

* Capital Southwest increases credit facility to $180 million

Austria nytimes.com

Visit an Austrian Village, Replicated in China

Enter Hallstatt, Austria, a small town in the Alps, and its replica in southern China in 360 video. Explore the towns’ more-than-similar architectural features.

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Roy Moore writes an open letter to Sean Hannity

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BRIEF-MidWestOne Financial Group's CFO Katie Lorenson resigned on November 14

* On Nov 14, 2017, Katie A. Lorenson announced her resignation as CFO of co, effective on Dec 7, 2017 - SEC filing​

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Inside the Truce Village Where a North Korean Soldier Defected

It’s the only spot in the DMZ where soldiers from the North and South stand just feet from one another. It’s also one of the few where someone could make a break for it.

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Kim Kardashian West confirms sex of baby

Turns out all that pink at Kim Kardashian West's baby shower was a major hint.

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China villagers hail first gas-fired heat for winter, but balk at higher bills

BEIJING (Reuters) - For 53-year-old Wang Ying, a resident of a rural village near Beijing, clean-burning fuel to take the chill off winter has finally arrived, but it comes at a higher cost.

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Fifteen bullet-ridden kidnap victims found in southwest Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - Pakistani police on Wednesday found 15 bullet-ridden bodies of kidnap victims near the border with Iran, a favored route for human traffickers taking workers illegally to Europe.

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BRIEF-NEW JERSEY RESOURCES ‍NAMES STEPHEN WESTHOVEN EXECUTIVE VP AND COO​

* NEW JERSEY RESOURCES CORP - ‍NAMED STEPHEN WESTHOVEN EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CHIEF OPERATING OFFICER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Get to know Abu Dhabi's newest cultural monument

In a city full of skyscrapers, the Louvre Abu Dhabi is a striking addition. Built on its own man-made island, the museum's centerpiece dome -- 180 meters wide and weighing almost as much as the Eiffel Tower -- is visible for miles.

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Canada's WestJet expects first labor contract with pilots after 2018

MONTREAL, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Canada's WestJet Airlines said on Tuesday he doesn't expect the carrier to reach its first labor contract with pilots in 2018.

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UPDATE 1-Fortescue Metals ends Western Australia power supply agreement with TransAlta

* Says talks with TransAlta didn't reach satisfactory outcome

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Children reported burned in Myanmar village

Discarded and left for dead, Mumtaz says she found herself on top of a mound of charred, entangled bodies.

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Chinese Village Keeps Alive a Tradition of Indigo Dyeing

In Dali, where nearly every family grows its own rice and indigo, “having a loom is just as important as having a cow.”

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Indonesia delivers supplies to villages after Papua rebels' threat to Freeport

JAKARTA, Nov 12 (Reuters) - Authorities in Indonesia's eastern province of Papua are delivering food and aid to villages where security forces say an armed rebel group has blocked residents' movement, as police and military surround the area, a police official said on Sunday.

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Indonesian forces prepare to storm Papua villages held by rebels

JAKARTA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Indonesian security forces in the eastern province of Papua are preparing to storm five villages that they say are being held by an armed rebel group, police officials said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Western Investment Company Of Canada appoints Stacey Cross as CFO

* The Western Investment Company Of Canada Ltd announces CFO transition

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In China's 'democracy village', no one wants to talk any more

WUKAN, China (Reuters) - Surveillance cameras peer at residents from every major street corner. Informants are everywhere, villagers say. And more than a dozen villagers are languishing in prison or detention.

Labor and Jobs nytimes.com

Chinese-Owned Factory in Ohio Fights Off Unionization Plan

Workers at the Fuyao Glass factory in Moraine overwhelmingly rejected the union proposal in a key test of how Chinese companies deal with labor relations.

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BRIEF-New York REIT to sell property at 333 West 34(th) Street for $255 million

* New York REIT, Inc. enters into contract to sell its 333 west 34th street property

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BRIEF-Western Potash, City of Regina renegotiate water supply agreement

* Co's unit, City of Regina agreed to revised commercial terms for treated wastewater supply for co's proposed milestone potash project​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Bomb kills three, including senior police official, in restive southwestern Pakistan

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb killed a senior Pakistani police official on his way to work and two others on Thursday in the restive southwestern province of Baluchistan, an official said.

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In message to Russia, Western powers demand U.N. extend Syria toxic gas inquiry

PARIS (Reuters) - Major Western powers appeared ready for a showdown with Russia at the U.N. Security Council after demanding on Wednesday the renewal of he mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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BRIEF-Northwestern Corp says on November 6, 2017, co issued and sold $250 mln principal amount of co's Montana first mortgage bonds

* Northwestern Corp - ‍on November 6, 2017, co issued and sold $250 million principal amount of company's Montana first mortgage bonds - SEC filing​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2iHnhGa) Further company coverage:

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Character Study: A West Village Warrior Fights, and Writes, On

Otis Kidwell Burger, 93, holds a Sunday evening poetry salon in her homey West Village townhouse, where she has lived for nearly 60 years.

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Short on boots and backing, West Africa force faces uphill battle

SEVARE, Mali (Reuters) - Snipers from a new West African force lie prone on a rooftop in central Mali, scanning the horizon for Islamist militants who have infiltrated this sparsely populated region south of the Sahara and made it a launchpad for deadly attacks.

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BRIEF-West High Yield terminates agreement to sell mining assets

* West High Yield terminates agreement to sell mining assets after purchaser fails to pay deposit

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Egypt Western Desert attack exposes front outside Sinai

CAIRO (Reuters) - A deadly attack on the police in Egypt's Western Desert claimed by a new militant group risks opening up another front for security forces far beyond the remote northern Sinai, where they have battled a stubborn Islamic State insurgency since 2014.

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BRIEF-Westlake Chemical Corp reports Q3 earnings per share $1.61

* Westlake Chemical Corporation announces record third quarter 2017 earnings

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Indonesia governor cracks down on bloody dog-boar fights

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Authorities in Indonesia's West Java province have called a halt to contests pitting dogs against wild boars, following media coverage of the bloody spectacle and pressure by animal rights activists, the provincial governor's spokesman said on Tuesday.

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East meets West as Louvre Abu Dhabi opens in the Gulf

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi opens its Louvre museum on Saturday, positioning itself as a city of cultural tourism with a display of hundreds of works that it hopes will draw visitors from around the world.

Louvre Abu Dhabi nytimes.com

Louvre Abu Dhabi, a Cultural Cornerstone Where East Meets West

The Emirates’ aim: to promote the capital as a tolerant global city, and its flagship museum, opening this week, as a bridge between civilizations.

Meditation nytimes.com

The Stone: Buddhism Is More ‘Western’ Than You Think

It’s not a minor league philosophy of riddles and koans. And it can withstand logical scrutiny.

Local Government nytimes.com

An Upscale Hamlet Weighs Whether to Be a Village (or Not to Be)

The hamlet of Edgemont, N.Y., is seeking to become an incorporated village, citing land use decisions and costly settlements by the Town of Greenburgh.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Poised for West Coast Dominance, Democrats Eye Grand Agenda

A special election in Washington State could give Democrats a free hand to enact liberal policies, including on climate, across the entire West Coast.

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BRIEF-Western Uranium Corp ‍terminates binding letter of intent to purchase Graysill Property

* Western Uranium Corp - ‍terminated binding letter of intent to purchase Graysill Property from Pacific Gold & Royalty Corp

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BRIEF-West High Yield clarifies agreement to sell mining assets

* West High Yield Resources Ltd - ‍Gryphon Enterprises does not have financial resources to complete proposed deal without third party funding​

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BRIEF-Gulfport Energy Corp appoints Paul Westerman to its board of directors

* Gulfport Energy Corporation appoints Paul Westerman to its board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Northwestern sees ‍2018 earnings to be in range of $3.35 to $3.50 per share

* Northwestern Corp says ‍reaffirming co's 2017 adjusted non-GAAP earnings guidance of $3.30 to $3.45​ - SEC filing

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BRIEF-NATIONAL WESTERN LIFE GROUP Q3 OPER EARNINGS PER SHARE $5.79 EXCLUDING ITEMS

* NATIONAL WESTERN LIFE GROUP, INC. ANNOUNCES 2017 THIRD QUARTER EARNINGS

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Israeli military says ready to protect Druze village in Syria

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli military said on Friday it was ready to protect the Druze village of Hader on the Syrian side of the Golan Heights in light of escalation in the fighting in the area between Syrian factions.

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Serbian foreign minister rejects U.S. call to choose between Russia and the West

BELGRADE (Reuters) - Serbia wants to maintain its delicate balancing act between Russia and the West, its foreign minister said on Thursday, dismissing U.S. calls for it to pick a side.

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BRIEF-Great-West Lifeco reports Q3 EPS of C$0.587

* Great-West Lifeco reports third quarter 2017 net earnings of $581 million, including losses of $175 million related to Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria

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Pingyao Journal: China’s Newest Film Festival Tests the Limits of Independence

The question hovers over a weeklong festival in Pingyao: Can you create and showcase independent films in a country that frowns on independence, much less dissent?

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At West Bank tea party, artist Banksy offers royal 'apology' for Balfour Declaration

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - British street artist Banksy has offered a royal "apology" engraved on Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank for Britain's endorsement a century ago of the establishment of a Jewish homeland in Palestine.

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BRIEF-Western Digital sets quarterly cash dividend of $0.50per share

* Sets quarterly cash dividend of $0.50per share Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

China nytimes.com

Leading Western Publisher Bows to Chinese Censorship

Springer Nature, one of the world’s largest academic publishers, was the latest company to acknowledge acquiescing to Chinese demands to limit free speech.

cnn.com

Why radical Uzbeks are attacking the West

As American counter-terrorism officials piece together the planning behind Tuesday's terrorist attack in Manhattan and possible connections between the Uzbek perpetrator and ISIS, the spotlight has fallen on the roles that Uzbekistan and Central Asia have played as recruitment bases and launch pads for transnational terrorist groups.

Music nytimes.com

Broadway’s Comic Chameleon Writes a Heartfelt New Tune

Known for brassy musicals like “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” David Yazbek is also a dark solo act. Now, with “The Band’s Visit,” his different personas come together.

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Photo shows smashed truck near New York's West Side Highway

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BRIEF-‍Loblaw Companies says co, George Weston confirmed they are aware of an industry-wide investigation by the competition bureau​

* ‍Loblaw Companies - co, George Weston confirmed that they are aware of an industry-wide investigation by the competition bureau​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Gasoline flows away from New York Harbor as Midwest prices soar

NEW YORK, Oct 31 (Reuters) - U.S. East Coast refiners are sending gasoline barrels to western Pennsylvania instead of the New York Harbor market, compounding an unusual tightness in an area that helps set prices for the nation.

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BRIEF-Village Bank and Trust Financial reports Q3 EPS of $0.11‍​

* Qtrly net interest income before provision for loan losses $3.7 million versus $3.4 mln‍​ Source text : [http://bit.ly/2zVvWMm] Further company coverage:

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WestJet 3rd-qtr profit rises on record passenger travel

Oct 31 (Reuters) - Canada's WestJet Airlines Ltd reported a 19 percent increase in third-quarter profit as it flew a record number of passengers in the period.

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Australia's Westpac was a lead actor in rates rigging, regulator tells court

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian corporate regulator accused Westpac Banking Corp of playing a leading role in the widespread manipulation of an important financial trading rate as it took the country's No. 2 lender to court on Tuesday.

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Suspected Boko Haram raid kills at least 10 in Cameroon village

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram militants killed at least 10 villagers in northern Cameroon on Sunday night in what army and local officials said was revenge for attacks by Cameroon's army.

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Sounders, Whitecaps play scoreless draw in West semi-final

(Reuters) - Defending champions Seattle Sounders played out a goalless draw against host Vancouver Whitecaps in the first leg of the Western Conference semi-final of the Major League Soccer on Sunday.

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Trump and Netanyahu share a kiss on West Bank wall mural

BETHLEHEM, West Bank (Reuters) - Another Donald Trump mural believed to be the work of Australian graffiti artist Lushsux has popped up on Israel's barrier in the occupied West Bank, this time depicting the U.S. president sharing a kiss with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

United States National Anthem Protests (2016- ) nytimes.com

The Battle-Scarred West Wing Veteran Scripting the N.F.L.’s Anthem Message

Joe Lockhart was at the center of the storm during the Clinton impeachment. Now he finds himself comfortably in the thick of debate over players’ kneeling during the anthem.

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UPDATE 1-Uber hires Pepsi's Tony West as new chief legal officer

SAN FRANCISCO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc said on Friday it hired a new chief legal officer to guide the company through its many legal quandaries, filling one of the crucial vacancies in its leadership.

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Uber hires Pepsi's Tony West as new chief legal officer

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] said on Friday it hired a new general counsel to help guide the company through its many legal quandaries, filling one of the key vacancies in its leadership.

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Tropical storm warnings issued for western Cuba, northwestern Bahamas: NHC

(Reuters) - Tropical storm warnings have been issued for western Cuba and northwestern Bahamas, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday, as an area of low pressure over the northwest Caribbean Sea is expected to strengthen into a tropical cyclone.

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Tropical cyclone seen likely over northwest Caribbean: NHC

(Reuters) - A broad area of low pressure over the northwest Caribbean Sea has an 80 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone by Saturday, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Western Troy appoints Rex Loesby as Chairman

* Says appoints Stephen Dunn as a new director, Rex Loesby as Chairman, and Melvyn Williams as Chair Of The Audit Committee Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Westrock declares quarterly dividend of $0.43/share

* Westrock increases its dividend 7.5% to new annualized rate of $1.72 per share

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BRIEF-COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES REPORTS Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.18

* COMMUNITY WEST BANCSHARES EARNS $1.6 MILLION IN 3Q17; HIGHLIGHTED BY 20% LOAN GROWTH AND 32% NON-INTEREST DEMAND DEPOSIT GROWTH YOY; DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.04 PER SHARE

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Blast hits train in southwestern Pakistan; at least 6 hurt

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - At least six people were wounded on Friday when a bomb went off along railway tracks in southwestern Pakistan, halting train service in the region, security and railways officials said.

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NHC says 60 percent chance of cyclone over northwestern Caribbean Sea

(Reuters) - A trough of low pressure over the northwestern Caribbean Sea has a 60 percent chance of strengthening into a tropical cyclone over the next two days, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Friday.

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Western Digital forecasts quarterly revenue below estimates

(Reuters) - Data-storage device maker Western Digital Corp on Thursday forecast current-quarter revenue below analysts' estimates, and said it would not agree to partner Toshiba's terms to participate in a new chip production unit.

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Western Digital will not drop merger objections in Toshiba talks: CEO

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp on Thursday refused demands from Toshiba Corp that it drop a set of legal rights it believes would allow the company to block Toshiba's $18 billion sale of its memory chip unit to SK Hynix as part of negotiations over a joint chip investment between Toshiba and Western Digital.

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Western Digital will not drop merger objections over Toshiba investment: CEO

(Reuters) - Western Digital Corp on Thursday refused demands from Toshiba Corp that it drop a set of legal rights it believes would allow the company to block Toshiba's $18 billion sale to SK Hynix as part of negotiations over a joint chip investment between Toshiba and Western Digital.

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Western Digital will not drop merger objections over Toshiba investment -CEO

Oct 26 (Reuters) - Western Digital Corp on Thursday refused demands from Toshiba Corp that it drop a set of legal rights it believes would allow the company to block Toshiba's $18 billion sale to SK Hynix as part of negotiations over a joint chip investment between Toshiba and Western Digital.

Biological and Chemical Warfare nytimes.com

U.N. Investigative Panel Says Syria Used Sarin on Village

The finding was likely to be disputed by Russia and could lead to a new fight over whether the panel has been politicized and should be disbanded.

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Western Digital revenue beats estimates

(Reuters) - Data-storage device maker Western Digital Corp reported better-than-expected quarterly revenue on demand for its memory chips from smartphone makers and datacenter operators.

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BRIEF-Southwest Airlines says Q4 yield environment appears to be improved

* Yield environment for Q4 appears to be improved compared to‍​ Q3 - CEO on conf call

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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Southwest revenue misses estimate on lower fares

Oct 26 (Reuters) - U.S. airline Southwest Airlines Co's revenue for the third quarter fell short of analysts' estimates as it joined other budget carriers in reporting a drop in average fares amid intensifying competition.

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BRIEF-West Bancorporation Q3 earnings per share $0.39

* West Bancorporation Inc - qtrly net interest income after provision for loan losses $15 million versus $14.5 mln‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2iDKzAr) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-West reports Q3 earnings per share of $0.67

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.53 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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NHC says 20 percent chance of cyclone over western Caribbean Sea

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located over the western Caribbean Sea has 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Southwest reports third quarter profit

* Q3 earnings per share view $0.87 -- Thomson Reuters I/B/E/S

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Iraq launches military operation to recapture western border region

(Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider Al-Abadi announced early on Thursday an offensive to recapture the western border region of al-Qaim and Rawa, close to the Syrian border, from the Islamic State militant group.

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BRIEF-Western Energy Services Corp reports qtrly loss per share $0.16

* Western Energy Services Corp releases third quarter 2017 financial and operating results

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NHC says 20 pct chance of cyclone over western Caribbean Sea

(Reuters) - A low pressure system located over the western Caribbean Sea has 20 percent chance of developing into a tropical cyclone in the next 48 hours, the U.S. National Hurricane Center (NHC) said on Wednesday.

cnn.com

Unexpected fossil find rewrites history of humanity

When researchers published findings in June of the earliest Homo sapiens fossils ever discovered, the scientific community was abuzz.

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BRIEF-Western New England Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share $0.13

* Western New England Bancorp Inc reports results for three and nine months ended September 30, 2017 and declares quarterly cash dividend

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BRIEF-SOUTHWEST GEORGIA FINANCIAL REPORTS Q3 EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.37

* Southwest georgia financial corporation reports 2017 third quarter results

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Our Pastime Goes West

Tuesday: Why New York lost its place as the home of baseball talent, shows at the Swedish Cottage Marionette Theatre, and MetroCard memories.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Is the Czech Republic Turning on the West?

The European Union has failed to integrate many former Communist states. But their leaders deserve blame, too.

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Egypt authorities challenge Reuters on casualties in western desert attack

LONDON (Reuters) - Egyptian authorities have accused Reuters and the BBC of "inaccurate coverage" of clashes in the western desert between security forces and armed militants in which police officers and conscripts were killed on Friday.

Taxation nytimes.com

Tax Cuts Are Coming. So Are the Fights About Paying for Them.

Cutting taxes isn’t hard. Paying for them is. Republicans are running into a math problem as they try to change longstanding tax preferences in their $1.5 trillion tax rewrite.

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BRIEF-ONEOK announces west Texas LPG system expansion into the Delaware basin

* ONEOK announces west Texas LPG system expansion into the Delaware basin Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pacwest Bancorp completes merger with CU Bancorp

* Pacwest Bancorp announces the completion of its merger with CU Bancorp Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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U.S. Midwest oil refiners boost output, cut region's dependence on Gulf Coast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. refineries from Ohio to Minnesota are capitalizing on access to cheap crude from Western Canada and North Dakota oilfields, helping their region break a historic dependence on fuel from the Gulf Coast while redrawing oil trade maps.

cnn.com

Firm behind Trump dossier fights subpoena

Fusion GPS, the intelligence firm behind the controversial Trump dossier, asked a federal court on Friday to stop its bank from turning over financial records subpoenaed by the House intelligence committee.

Classical Music nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Not Just ‘West Side Story’: Celebrating Bernstein’s Symphonies

In honor of Leonard Bernstein’s centennial, the New York Philharmonic is revisiting his three symphonies, which were often criticized in his lifetime.

Documentary Films and Programs nytimes.com

Sean Penn Fights With Netflix Over El Chapo Documentary

Lawyers for the actor warned Netflix it would be responsible if Mr. Penn was harmed because of the series, which examines his 2015 meeting with a wanted drug dealer.

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BRIEF-Western Alliance Bancorp reports qtrly earnings per share of $0.79

* ‍Net interest income was $201.6 million in Q3 2017, an increase of $8.8 million from $192.7 million in Q2 2017​

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BRIEF-Westwood Holdings says ‍on Oct 13, Westwood, AGF investments entered into settlement relating to previously disclosed litigation between parties

* Westwood Holdings Group - ‍on Oct 13, Westwood, AGF investments entered into a settlement relating to previously disclosed litigation between parties​

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BRIEF-Westamerica Bancorporation reports Q3 earnings $0.57/shr

* Westamerica Bancorporation reports third quarter 2017 financial results

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Ukraine passes long-delayed health reforms praised by West

KIEV (Reuters) - Ukrainian lawmakers voted through a long-delayed overhaul of the health system on Thursday that the state's Western backers say will raise standards and tackle a culture of bribe-taking in surgeries and hospitals.

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AIG UK underwrites M&A policy using Islamic principles

Oct 19 (Reuters) - AIG UK said on Thursday it had underwritten its first sharia-compliant warranty and indemnity policy out of London's M&A insurance market, as the city looks to Islamic finance to help bring new business.

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Australia's Westpac to refund 200,000 customers for missed benefits

(Reuters) - Australia's Westpac Banking Corp said on Thursday it will pay refunds to about 200,000 customers who should have received cash benefits, as the country's lenders seek to ease concerns about their governance after a series of scandals.

cnn.com

Obama's 2015 advice to Kanye West

President Barack Obama jokes about Kanye West running for Speaker of the House, then he offers advice to the rapper on running for president.

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Pakistan blast kills at least six in southwestern city

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - An explosion ripped through a police truck on Wednesday to kill at least six people in Pakistan's southwestern city of Quetta, police said.

environmentNews reuters.com

Bloody spectacle: Indonesian villages pit wild boars against dogs

CIKAWAO, Indonesia (Reuters) - A gory fight to the death between snarling dogs and captured wild boars.

cnn.com

The West cannot afford to give up on Turkey

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BRIEF-PacWest Bancorp reports Q3 earnings per share of $0.84

* PacWest Bancorp announces results for the third quarter 2017

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

'Vanishing village' looks to Japan's LDP for survival

NANMOKU, Japan (Reuters) - Chikara Imai, 73, is quick to dismiss the new parties in Sunday's national election in Japan, saying old ties with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party is...

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Newest outpost for U.S. crude exports: India

NEW YORK/NEW DELHI, Oct 17 (Reuters) - India is set to emerge as a key market for American crude exports in coming months, as refineries in that country are ramping up "test" purchases of U.S. grades to diversify their imports.