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P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle

(Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company.

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UPDATE 1-P&G appoints Peltz to board despite losing proxy battle

Dec 15 (Reuters) - Procter & Gamble Co said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company.

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Trump is reshaping the judiciary at a frenetic pace, despite the ABA calling some nominees unqualified

Under normal circumstances, confirmation hearings for district court judges aren't headline grabbers.  

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Missouri issues first fines over misuse of farm chemical in 2016

CHICAGO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Missouri has issued its first fines over the misuse of a farm chemical in 2016 that went on to be linked in different formulations to widespread U.S. crop damage this year, the state said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-French tech firm Atos to pursue Gemalto despite rebuff

* Shares in both companies fall, Atos by more (Adds Quandt family rejection, union leaders reaction, details, background)

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Despite parliament defeat, Britain's May on course to deliver Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May said on Thursday she was on course to deliver Brexit and a new partnership with the European Union, shrugging off a parliamentary defeat that could weaken her hand as the decisive phase of talks begins.

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Trump’s E.P.A. Chemical Safety Nominee Withdraws

The nominee, Michael L. Dourson, had faced criticism on several fronts for his ties to the chemical industry.

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Nominee for EPA chemical safety withdraws: Bloomberg

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former chemical industry consultant nominated by the Trump administration to head the Environmental Protection Agency's chemical safety and pollution prevention office has withdrawn his nomination, Bloomberg reported on Wednesday.

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U.S. agency to vote on net neutrality rules despite outcry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Internet service providers clashed with Democrats and celebrities like "Star Wars" actor Mark Hamill ahead of a vote on the Trump administration's plan to revoke net neutrality rules barring the blocking or slowing of internet traffic.

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Despite Tillerson overture, White House says not right time for North Korea talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.

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White House says not right time for North Korea talks, despite Tillerson overture

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - No negotiations can be held with North Korea until it improves its behavior, a White House official said on Wednesday, raising questions about U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson's offer to begin talks with Pyongyang anytime and without pre-conditions.

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VW bank expects profit rise in 2017 despite diesel scandal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The financial arm of German carmaker Volkswagen said on Wednesday that it expects a rise in operating profit in 2017, despite a diesel scandal that has rocked the industry.

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BRIEF-J B Chemicals & Pharma Gets U.S. FDA Nod For Supplementary ANDA For Atenolol Tablets

* SAYS CO GETS SUPPLEMENTARY ANDA APPROVAL BY US FDA FOR ATENOLOL TABLETS

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Latest fire in Chinese capital kills five despite safety blitz

BEIJING (Reuters) - A fire in a southern neighborhood of the Chinese capital, Beijing, early on Wednesday killed five people, the government said, just weeks after another deadly blaze in the city prompted a crackdown against migrant workers.

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Minnesota joins U.S. states limiting controversial farm chemical

CHICAGO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Minnesota became the latest U.S. state on Tuesday to restrict controversial weed killers made by Monsanto Co and BASF SE that were linked to widespread crop damage, while Arkansas took a step back from imposing new limits.

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South China chemical producer halts ammonia output as gas crisis deepens

BEIJING (Reuters) - A major Chinese chemical producer based in the southern province of Yunnan said it has halted production of synthetic ammonia and urea due to natural gas shortages as China's winter heating crisis deepens.

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U.S. transit agencies cautious on electric buses despite bold forecasts

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Communities across the United States are looking to replace their dirty diesel buses, ushering in what some analysts predict will be a boom in electric fleets.

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China video game craze drives booming e-sports market

WUHU, China/SHANGHAI, Dec 12 (Reuters) - In an industrial park on the edge of Shanghai, a dozen Chinese teenagers are taking a break from battling digital armies to focus on their yoga.

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

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Canada province pushes on with mega dam project despite opposition

(Reuters) - British Columbia said on Monday it would push ahead with a C$10.7 billion ($8.32 billion) hydroelectric dam project approved by the western Canadian province's previous government, provoking an angry response from a political partner and threats of court cases from indigenous groups.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Canada province pushes on with mega dam project despite opposition

Dec 11 (Reuters) - British Columbia said on Monday it would push ahead with a C$10.7 billion ($8.32 billion) hydroelectric dam project approved by the western Canadian province's previous government, provoking an angry response from a political partner and threats of court cases from indigenous groups.

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Kids continue to die in window-blind accidents, despite safety warnings

(Reuters Health) - Even though window coverings have been recognized for decades as a safety hazard to children, injuries from blinds and shades still send many kids to the emergency room each year, a U.S. study suggests.

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Chemicals distribution group Azelis considers 2018 IPO -sources

MADRID/FRANKFURT, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Belgium-based chemicals distribution group Azelis is considering a 2018 stock market listing as its private equity owner seeks to benefit from high sector valuations, sources close to the matter said.

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Monsanto offers cash to U.S. farmers who use controversial chemical

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co will give cash back to U.S. farmers who buy a weed killer that has been linked to widespread crop damage, offering an incentive to apply its product even as regulators in several U.S. states weigh restrictions on its use.

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Israel Chemicals sells stake in desalination firm IDE for $167 mln

JERUSALEM, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Israel Chemicals (ICL) said on Sunday it completed a sale of its 50 percent holding in water desalination firm IDE Technologies for $167 million.

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Alabama, Despite History of Unruly Politics, Has ‘Never Seen Anything Like This’

The wild and ugly campaign for Senate, fraught with incendiary comments and molestation claims, has left even veterans of the state’s politics searching for parallels.

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Sanya Journal: Welcome to China’s Florida: Sun, Sand and Retired Snowbirds

Rising incomes allow China’s growing numbers of aging people to become snowbirds in the south — enjoying life post-retirement in a way previous generations never imagined.

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Special Counsel Mueller filing shows Manafort drafted Ukraine op-ed despite gag order

WASHINGTON (Reuters on Friday ) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller late on Friday unveiled a trove of evidence against President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort to convince a judge that he violated a gag order by ghost-writing an article to bolster his public image.

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Despite furor over Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with U.S. peace efforts

BEIRUT/RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia pulled no punches when it condemned President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But Palestinian officials say Riyadh has also been working for weeks behind the scenes to press them to support a nascent U.S. peace plan.

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City of London sticks to Brexit plans despite progress

LONDON (Reuters) - London's financial industry welcomed progress on a divorce deal with the European Union on Friday but said it saw little reason to alter preparations for when Britain leaves the EU.

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UPDATE 2-City of London sticks to Brexit plans despite progress

* Barclays' McFarlane says key questions still open (Adds comment, detail)

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Israel allows Jerusalem mosque access despite Palestinian 'day of rage'

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israeli police preparing for a Palestinian "day of rage" increased their presence in Jerusalem on Friday but set no extra restrictions on access for worshippers at the flashpoint Al Aqsa Mosque, saying they had no indication of unrest there.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

A Comeback for the Gateway Drug Theory?

As marijuana legalization and the opioid epidemic sweep across the country, new research is breathing fresh life into the perennial debate.

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BRIEF-Mitsui Chemicals Agro And BASF Sign Commercialization Agreement For Broflanilide

* MITSUI CHEMICALS AGRO, INC. (MCAG) AND BASF SIGN COMMERCIALIZATION AGREEMENT FOR NEW INSECTICIDE WITH IRAC NOVEL MODE OF ACTION

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Alaskan oil lease sale brings few bids despite vast territory offered

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Dec 6 (Reuters) - An oil-and-gas lease sale that raised concerns with environmentalists due to the vast amount of acres offered in Arctic Alaska drew few bids on Wednesday, government officials said.

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100,000 Rohingya refugees to be relocated despite outcry

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Inside China’s Big Tech Conference, New Ways to Track Citizens

The technologies for tracking citizens, and their wide acceptance in China, were on display at the World Internet Conference.

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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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U.S. investors overweight in stocks despite market fears: study

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Three out of four U.S. investors age 40 and older worry about a correction that will eventually end the long-running bull market in stocks, yet most refuse to head for the exits.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Behind China’s Attempt to Ease the Rohingya Crisis

Myanmar’s ethnic-cleansing generals will be able to retreat deeper into China’s orbit, unburdened by any fears of being held accountable.

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Honduran vote count tilts toward incumbent despite protests over suspected fraud

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Electoral authorities in Honduras seemed poised to hand the president a second term on Monday even after tens of thousands took to the streets in the biggest protests yet over suspected vote count fraud since last week's disputed election.

China nytimes.com

China’s A.I. Advances Help Its Tech Industry, and State Security

Global car brands and Chinese authorities alike embrace iFlyTek’s voice recognition know-how, illustrating the dystopian possibilities behind the technology.

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Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite row: foreign minister

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on Dec. 5 and 6, Qatar's foreign minister told reporters on Sunday, despite a deep dispute within the group.

Censorship nytimes.com

China’s Top Ideologue Calls for Tight Control of Internet

Speaking to an audience that included the heads of Apple and Google, Wang Huning said China should be free to govern, and censor, its internet.

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Zunic storms clear despite late lapse at Australian PGA

(Reuters) - Jordan Zunic fired 11 birdies in 16 holes on his way to matching the course record with an eight-under 64 before a late lapse left him three shots clear after the third round of the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday.

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Russia investigation 'wearing' on White House, despite spin

President Donald Trump, who was already incensed by the idea that his accomplishments weren't getting the credit they deserve, grew more worried on Friday after news broke that Michael Flynn, his former national security adviser and longtime campaign aide, pleaded guilty for lying to the FBI.

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Fear of missing out keeps investors in stocks despite risks

NEW YORK, (Reuters) - Wall Street's fear of missing out on a relentless rally appears to be trumping rising political risk in a high-stakes December in Washington.

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China’s Next Potential Boom Spot: The Places People Overlook

New highways and trains and changes in farming are opening up the country’s poorer cities and rural areas, long laggards amid China’s torrid growth.

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No hike in Argentine defense spending despite sub tragedy: senator

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Argentina will not increase defense spending, despite the loss of a submarine with 44 crew aboard that has sparked criticism of the state of its armed forces, a close ally of President Mauricio Macri said on Friday.

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House intel panel advances NSA spying bill despite privacy objections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. House panel on Friday approved legislation that would renew the National Security Agency’s warrantless internet surveillance program, despite objections from the technology sector and civil liberties groups over inadequate privacy protection.

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UPDATE 1-Akzo Nobel shareholders approve chemicals split

AMSTERDAM, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Akzo Nobel gained shareholder approval on Thursday to spin off its 10 billion euro ($11.9 billion) chemicals division as part of plans to placate investors after the Dutch paintmaker rejected a takeover offer from rival PPG Industries.

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Ban on Teflon Chemical Tied to Fewer Low-Weight Babies

Researchers estimate that 118,009 low-weight births were prevented from 2003 to 2014, resulting in $13.7 billion in savings.

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METALS-Base metals sour despite better-than-expected China PMI

MELBOURNE, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Base metals sagged on Thursday in line with a retreat in Asian stocks, shrugging off encouraging manufacturing reports from China and Japan as investors locked in profits ahead of year end. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was down 0.3 percent at $6,737 a tonne, as of 0210 GMT. Earlier in the session, it hit $6730.50 a tonne, the weakest since Nov. 17. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper slipped 1.2 percent to 52,530 yuan ($7,9

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Rebel area near Damascus hit by heavy shelling despite two-day truce

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Dozens of mortar bombs landed on the last major rebel stronghold near the Syrian capital Damascus on Wednesday, a war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday, despite a 48 hour truce proposed by Russia to coincide with the start of peace talks in Geneva.

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GCC summit to go ahead despite Qatar row, diplomats say

KUWAIT (Reuters) - An annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state will convene in Kuwait on Dec. 5 and 6, Gulf officials said on Wednesday, despite an ongoing dispute between some members of group.

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YouTube sharpens how it recommends videos despite fears of isolating users

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Google's YouTube has updated its recommendation feature to spotlight videos users are likely to find the most gratifying, brushing aside concerns that such an approach can...

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U.S. general sees no change in Pakistan behavior despite Trump tough line

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top U.S. general in Afghanistan said on Tuesday that he had not seen a change in Pakistan's support for militants so far, despite President Donald Trump taking a tougher line against Islamabad.

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BRIEF-‍Grace Licenses Unipol PP Process Technology To Sinochem Quanzhou Petrochemical In China​

* ‍GRACE LICENSES UNIPOL® PP PROCESS TECHNOLOGY TO SINOCHEM QUANZHOU PETROCHEMICAL CO., LTD. IN CHINA​

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CSX train carrying harmful chemicals derails in Florida

(Reuters) - A CSX Corp freight train carrying hazardous molten sulfur derailed in central Florida on Monday, prompting authorities to tell residents to stay indoors for several hours, company officials said.

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BRIEF-Bazaarvoice agrees to be bought by Marlin Equity Partners

* BAZAARVOICE, INC. ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO BE ACQUIRED BY MARLIN EQUITY PARTNERS

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Kremlin says head of Chechnya to remain despite talk of quitting

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Monday that Ramzan Kadyrov, the outspoken leader of Russia's republic of Chechnya, would remain in his post despite comments he made about the possibility of standing down.

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Exclusive: Exxon Mobil chief revamps refining, chemical operations - spokeswoman

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp Chief Executive Darren Woods is reorganizing the company's refining and chemical operations, part of a push to boost profits amid volatile oil and natural gas prices, a spokeswoman said.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: China’s Trojan Train Into Hong Kong

An innocuous-seeming railway project connecting Hong Kong to the Chinese mainland is a not-so-covert attack on the city’s political autonomy.

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Incumbent strong as Hondurans go to polls, despite power grab claims

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Hondurans head to the ballot box on Sunday for a presidential election and many expect the current U.S.-friendly leader to win a divisive second term, eight years after he supported a coup to remove a previous president who flirted with re-election.

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Figure skating: Chen wins Skate America gold despite shaky free skate

(Reuters) - American Nathan Chen overcame his worst free skate in more than a year to win gold at Skate America in Lake Placid, New York on Saturday.

Vietnam War nytimes.com

Vietnam '67: Vietnam: The Chemical War

American forces dropped thousands of gallons of tear gas, defoliants and other weapons during the conflict.

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Merkel looks secure for now despite coalition chaos

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives are rallying around her despite the failure of talks to form a three-way ruling coalition, buying her time in office and putting the onus on her Social Democrat rivals to break Germany's political impasse.

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Summit on euro zone future in December still on despite no German government: Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A summit of euro zone leaders will go ahead as planned in the middle of December, the chairman of European Union leaders said on Wednesday, dispelling speculation it might be postponed because of the collapse of German coalition talks.

Comedy and Humor nytimes.com

On Comedy: Comedy Is Booming. I Can’t Wait for the Bust.

Our critic says comedy feels stagnant right now, dominated by the same stars. It’s time to make room for up-and-comers.

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Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore's Democratic opponent to win.

Hazardous and Toxic Substances nytimes.com

Fixes: After Flint, Helping Doctors Recognize Chemical Exposure

Few of the 80,000 chemicals registered for use have been tested for safety. Educating medical students on their effects is essential.

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Shareholders urge TransCanada to back Keystone XL despite risk

CALGARY, Alberta, Nov 21 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp should push ahead with an $8 billion Keystone XL pipeline expansion after the state of Nebraska on Monday approved a route that would raise the cost of the controversial project, some shareholders said. The approval quashed the last regulatory hurdle for the nearly decade-old project, but the Nebraska Public Service Commission denied TransCanada's preferred route. That opened the door to potential delays and emboldened activists who said they

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After U.N. veto, Russia moves against chemical weapons watchdog

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - After blocking U.N. Security Council action against Syria, Russia has proposed changing the rules for inspectors at the world's chemical weapons body in The Hague, a move Western diplomats and experts said would undermine its work.

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World stocks steady despite German worries, Turkish lira hits all-time low

LONDON (Reuters) - World stocks rose on Tuesday, recovering losses after the collapse of German coalition talks -- and Chancellor Angela Merkel's signal that new elections may follow -- had earlier weighed on markets.

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RPT-Wall St Week Ahead-Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet

NEW YORK, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.

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Despite Menendez mistrial, corruption cases aren't dead

Twelve jurors in New Jersey couldn't reach consensus in the federal corruption trial of Democratic Sen. Bob Menendez after 11 weeks together, but it took only minutes for some outside the courtroom to form unanimous agreement as to why.

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Governments keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Almost 200 nations kept a 2015 global agreement to tackle climate change on track on Saturday after marathon talks overshadowed by U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to pull out.

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Russia blocks bid to briefly extend Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia vetoed on Friday a Japanese-drafted U.N. Security Council resolution to extend by one month an international inquiry into who is to blame for chemical weapons attacks in Syria, just a day after Moscow blocked a U.S. push to renew the investigation.

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Despite Amazon, brick stores are not dead yet

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Just in time for the Black Friday kick-off to holiday season shopping, stock market investors have been handed tools to bet on the decline of brick-and-mortar retail.

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Nations keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations made progress toward keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw.

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China’s Soccer Push Puts a Storied Team Under Murky Ownership

Fans of Italy’s A.C. Milan greeted its new owner as a savior. Today, as the debt-burdened team bleeds money, questions swirl around its new benefactor.

Syria nytimes.com

In U.N. Showdown, Russian Veto Kills Syria Chemical Arms Panel

It was the 10th time Russia had used its veto power to protect the Syrian government in the nearly seven-year-old war.

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Russia vetoes UN resolution on chemical weapons probe in Syria

Russia vetoed a United Nations Security Council resolution on Thursday that would have renewed a mandate for the independent group investigating chemical weapons attacks in Syria.

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Kids still get codeine after surgeries despite safety warnings

(Reuters Health) - Even after warnings from doctors and drug regulators about the dangers of opioids for children, 1 in 20 kids still get codeine after two common childhood surgeries, a U.S. study suggests.

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Trump urges U.N. council to renew Syria chemical arms inquiry

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday urged all members of the U.N. Security Council to back the renewal of the international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, saying it was needed to prevent President Bashar al-Assad from using the arms.

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Viacom beats revenue estimates despite distribution headwinds

(Reuters) - Viacom Inc , owner of MTV, Comedy Central and Paramount, reported mixed quarterly results Thursday as higher-than-expected revenue in its film unit and improved domestic ad sales offset lower revenue from U.S. cable TV operators and online distributors.

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Asia shares gain despite Wall St. weakness, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off Wall Street losses and a lackluster start to rally on Thursday, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares gain despite Wall St weakness, dollar edges higher

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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Children prescribed codeine, despite warnings

Codeine prescriptions for children who have had their tonsils and adenoids removed have decreased since the Food and Drug Administration began requiring a black box warning on the products four years ago, according to a new report from the American Academy of Pediatrics. However, some children continue to be prescribed codeine, and other opioid prescriptions for children have continued to rise since then.

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Asia shares gain despite Wall St. slip, dollar edges higher

TOKYO/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares shrugged off a lackluster start and pushed higher, while the dollar edged up as investors priced in more U.S. rate hikes after upbeat economic data.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia shares gain despite Wall St slip, dollar edges higher

* Nikkei rallies on bargain-hunting after 6-day losing streak

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Republicans press U.S.-Russia uranium deal probe despite no wrongdoing findings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican lawmakers are pressing forward with an investigation into the 2010 sale of a Canadian uranium company, which owned 20 percent of U.S. uranium supplies, to a Russian government firm, despite five congressional inquiries having found no evidence of wrongdoing.

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Despite EU caution, France pursues tough line on Iran missile program

PARIS (Reuters) - France said on Wednesday it wanted an "uncompromising" dialogue with Iran about its ballistic missile program and a possible negotiation over the issue separate from Tehran's 2015 nuclear deal with world powers.

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Ohio death row inmate to face execution despite illness

(Reuters) - A 69-year-old Ohio death row inmate who faked paralysis to escape from custody and commit murder is due to be put to death on Wednesday despite his argument that he is too sick.

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Japan's PM says North Korea still developing missiles despite launch pause

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said an almost two-month pause in North Korean missile tests was no indication that it had halted its weapons development, insisting it was too early for any talks with the regime.

PersonalFinance reuters.com

Most millennials seen worse off than parents despite aptitude: study

ZURICH (Reuters) - Most millennials will struggle to earn more money and find better jobs than their parents despite being more highly trained, according to a study by Credit Suisse.

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Russia, U.S. stalemate over Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia said on Monday it was talking to the United States about the U.N. Security Council renewing an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, but Washington countered that Moscow had refused to engage on a U.S.-drafted resolution.

Propaganda nytimes.com

Behind the Scenes, Communist Strategist Presses China’s Rise

Wang Huning, a close adviser to Chinese leader Xi Jinping, has brought a steadiness of vision and purpose to China’s rivalry with the United States.

Midterm Elections (2018) nytimes.com

Despite Recent Wins for Democrats, Gerrymanders Dim Hopes for 2018

Partisan redistricting and increasingly restrictive voting laws will make next year’s midterm elections uphill battles for Democrats.

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U.S. signals caution to Saudis despite shared concern about Iran

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite President Donald Trump's full-throated support for Saudi Arabia, the United States appears to be signaling a desire for Riyadh to take a more cautious approach in its regional power struggle with Iran, experts say.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Editorial: The Insanity of Taxpayer-Funded Addiction

The answer to the opioids crisis surely isn’t to pay Big Pharma to sell more pills.

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German parties see momentum in coalition talks despite lingering divisions

BERLIN (Reuters) - German parties cited progress on Friday after three weeks of talks about a three-way coalition, with their leaders due to thrash out remaining differences over transport and climate on Sunday.

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U.S. Senate confirms top EPA air quality official despite concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday 49-47 to confirm a top air quality official at the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns raised by lawmakers over his industry ties.

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Consumers sign up for Obamacare 2018 individual plans despite uncertainty

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Consumer sign-ups for Obamacare individual insurance plans were more than 600,000 during the first week of enrollment for 2018, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday, a positive sign for insurers who take part in the healthcare program that Republicans are trying to undo.

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Senate confirms top EPA air quality official despite concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday 49-47 to confirm a top air quality official at the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns raised by lawmakers over his industry ties.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains: U.S.

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

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Britain, Russia clash over Syria at chemical weapons body

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Britain accused Russia on Thursday of carrying out a "thinly veiled political attack" against the head of the world's chemical weapons watchdog, escalating a row over the body's investigation into toxic attacks in Syria.

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Despite NATO pledge to increase Afghan support, troop shortfall remains

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - NATO's pledge to send more troops to Afghanistan still falls short of commitments, U.S. commanders said on Thursday, concerned that fewer reinforcements could threaten the already precarious security situation in the country.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Despite Trump’s Pleas, China’s Online Opioid Bazaar Is Booming

China’s sprawling chemical industry is weakly regulated and riddled with illicit activity. Ending its role in the U.S. drug epidemic will be difficult.

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BRIEF-Air Products and Chemicals ‍signs agreement with Yankuang group for $3.5 bln coal-to-syngas production facility in China​

* Signs investment cooperation agreement with yankuang group for $3.5 billion coal-to-syngas production facility in China​

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Maine governor says he will not expand Medicaid despite vote

(Reuters) - Maine Governor Paul LePage said on Wednesday he would not carry out an expansion of the state's Medicaid program under Obamacare that was approved by voters unless it was fully funded by the legislature, calling it "ruinous" for the state's budget.

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France, Britain, U.S, Germany demand U.N. extend mandate on Syria chemical probe

PARIS (Reuters) - France, Britain, the U.S. and Germany called on the U.N. Security Council to renew the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons' attacks in Syria, and urged for a strong signal to ensure those responsible were held accountable.

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Russia opposes U.S. draft U.N. resolution on Syria chemical probe extension: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia opposes a draft U.N. resolution to extend the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, the RIA news agency quoted Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov as saying on Wednesday.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Peru and Japan Meet in Midtown, at the Sprawling Sen Sakana

A sleek new restaurant specializes in a hybrid cuisine that many New Yorkers know only from Nobu.

China nytimes.com

China’s Technology Ambitions Could Upset the Global Trade Order

China is gleaning know-how from foreign firms, willing or otherwise, to build the industries of the future, in an effort that worries companies and Washington.

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Uber bullish on Africa despite opposition from local taxi firms

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - Ride-hailing service Uber Technologies Inc. [UBER.UL] is growing rapidly in sub-Saharan Africa and considering moves into more markets, despite sometimes violent opposition from metered taxi drivers, a senior executive said on Tuesday.

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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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U.N. warns of heat as climate talks seek action despite Trump

BONN (Reuters) - This year will be among the three hottest on record, the United Nations said on Monday, as almost 200 countries started talks in Germany to bolster a global climate accord that the United States plans to quit.

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Saudi's Al-Tayyar says work continues despite board member reportedly detained

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Nov 6 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Al Tayyar Travel said on Monday that its business was continuing despite media reports that one of its non-executive board members had been detained.

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Runners stay the course, despite last week's terror attack

Runners showed up on Sunday morning to race in the TCS New York City Marathon, which went ahead as planned despite last week's terror attack -- the worst in the city since September 11, 2001.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Opinion: Let’s Open Up About Addiction and Recovery

Anonymity is still crucial for many people who are recovering from substance abuse, but there is a lot to be said for talking about it.

National Anthems nytimes.com

Jail Time for Disrespecting China’s Anthem Jumps From 15 Days to 3 Years

China’s latest efforts to instill reverence for its national anthem may be met with vigorous protest in Hong Kong.

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Once Formidable, Taiwan’s Military Now Overshadowed by China’s

Beijing’s rapid modernization of its armed forces — and uncertainty over America’s commitment — has tilted the military balance against the island.

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Taiwan president visits U.S. territory of Guam despite Chinese ire

HAGATNA, Guam (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen arrived on the U.S. Pacific island of Guam on Friday on her way back from visiting Taipei's diplomatic allies in the Pacific, a trip that caused strong objections from China, which claims Taiwan as its own.

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U.S. draft U.N. resolution seeks extension of Syria chemical probe

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has circulated a draft U.N. Security Council resolution that would extend by two years the mandate of an international inquiry into chemical weapons attacks in Syria, after Russia vetoed an extension last week.

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Russia tells U.S.: Unacceptable to politicize chemical weapons inspections in Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov told U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson by phone on Thursday it was unacceptable to politicize the work of chemical weapons inspectors in Syria, Russia's foreign ministry said.

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Despite Manafort's three passports, his attorneys say he's not a flight risk

Paul Manafort shouldn't be held under house arrest, his attorneys argued in a court filing Thursday.

Movies nytimes.com

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?

Alibaba Group Holding Ltd nytimes.com

Alibaba’s Earnings Jump as China’s Online Shopping Boom Continues

The e-commerce giant posted strong results for its most recent quarter but still faces challenges that include growing outside of its core business.

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White House slams Russia over veto on Syria chemical weapons probe

(Reuters) - The White House admonished Russia on Wednesday after it vetoed a United Nations plan to continue an ongoing investigation that recently found Syria killed dozens of people with chemical weapons and implored the international body to renew the probe.

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Monsanto halts launch of chemical after users complain of rashes

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Monsanto Co put on hold the launch of a chemical designed to be applied to crop seeds on Wednesday following reports it causes rashes on people, in the latest instance of complaints about a company product that was approved by U.S. environmental regulators.

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Exuberant and defiant, New Yorkers flock to Halloween parade despite attack

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Thousands of merry-makers, many dressed in elaborate Halloween costumes, paraded through lower Manhattan on Tuesday, undeterred by the attack that unfolded just hours earlier when a driver mowed down dozens of people on a bike path a few blocks away.

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Exclusive: U.S. pursues direct diplomacy with North Korea despite Trump rejection

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is quietly pursuing direct diplomacy with North Korea, a senior State Department official said on Tuesday, despite U.S. President Donald Trump's public assertion that such talks are a waste of time.

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U.S. welcomes China, South Korea bid to improve ties despite anti-missile dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department welcomed a decision by China and South Korea on Tuesday to resume normal ties after a year-long standoff over a decision by Seoul and Washington to deploy a missile defense system to counter North Korea's nuclear program.

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RPT-Canyon Bridge says aims to complete Imagination deal despite insider trading case

LONDON, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Private equity firm Canyon Bridge said on Tuesday it remained focused on completing its proposed 550 million-pound ($730 million) acquisition of British chipmaker Imagination Technologies and the deal would not be jeopardised by insider trading charges against Canyon's founder Benjamin Chow.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi soft despite SABIC beat, Emaar drags down Dubai

DUBAI, Oct 30 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock market was soft on Monday despite strong earnings at Saudi Basic Industries Corp (SABIC), while Emaar Properties dragged down Dubai's index.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Troubling Turn in Afghan War: Taliban Profits Soar by Making Heroin

The Taliban have begun refining opium on their own, rather than exporting the raw ingredients, giving the militants even less reason to negotiate.

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Hamilton takes fourth title despite collision

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton became Britain's first four-times Formula One world champion at the Mexican Grand Prix on Sunday despite enduring his worst race of the season.

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UPDATE 1-Taiwan president arrives in Hawaii despite Chinese objections

HONOLULU, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen landed in Honolulu on Saturday en route to the island's diplomatic allies among Pacific nations and set off for a visit to a Pearl Harbor memorial, despite strong objections to the visit from China.

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Taiwan president arrives in Hawaii despite Chinese objections

HONOLULU, Oct 28 (Reuters) - Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen landed in Honolulu on Saturday en route to the island's diplomatic allies among Pacific nations and is expected to visit a Pearl Harbor memorial, despite strong objections to the visit from China.

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Iceland's ruling Independence Party remains the biggest despite setback

REYKJAVIK (Reuters) - Despite a setback Iceland's ruling center-right Independence Party took an early lead in a parliamentary vote on Saturday, followed by the Left-Green opposition party.

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Big role for U.S. at climate talks despite withdrawal from Paris deal

OSLO/LONDON (Reuters) - The United States will play a big role at global talks next month on shaping the Paris agreement on climate change, to the dismay of some nations that want Washington sidelined because of President Donald Trump's plan to withdraw from the deal.

Biological and Chemical Warfare nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: North Korea and the Threat of Chemical Warfare

Pyongyang’s chemical weapons pose a grave risk to South Korea and to regional stability.

cnn.com

US economy posts impressive growth despite hurricanes

United States Economy nytimes.com

U.S. Economy Grew at 3% Rate in 3rd Quarter, Despite Storms

Economists initially expected that Hurricanes Harvey and Irma would deal a blow to the country’s steady growth.

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Exxon's third-quarter profit beats expectations despite Harvey dent

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil Corp , the world's largest publicly traded oil producer, posted a higher-than-expected quarterly profit on Friday as higher crude and natural gas prices more than offset the effects of a major hurricane on U.S. operations.

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Russia undermining action against chemical weapons, says UK, citing Syria 'cover up'

LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Friday accused Russia of trying to hide the use of sarin gas by Syrian president Bashar al-Assad's government, and said Moscow's behavior was undermining the consensus against chemical weapons.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

The Facts on America's Opioid Epidemic

It’s the deadliest drug crisis in American history. It kills about 90 Americans every day. Here are answers to some key questions about the crisis.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Republican Rebels, and China’s Leader

President Trump seems to be facing a congressional revolt. But what is really happening? And Xi Jinping consolidates his power.

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Amgen quarterly profit tops expectations despite sales decline

(Reuters) - Amgen Inc reported higher-than-expected third quarter profit on Wednesday as lower research and other costs and improved operating margins helped offset sales declines in some of its biggest established products.

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Brazil signs agreement for system to speed up imports of agrochemicals

SAO PAULO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Brazil's Agriculture Ministry has signed an agreement for use of a system of the national revenue service that will speed up imports of products used in agriculture, such as agrochemicals and fertilizers, through the Port of Santos, Brazil's busiest, according to a statement on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Lyondell weighs building $2 billion chemical plant -media report

HOUSTON, Oct 25 (Reuters) - LyondellBasell Industries is considering building a new chemical plant that would cost $2 billion, the Houston Chronicle reported on Wednesday.

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Saudi Aramco, SABIC receive bids for oil-to-chemicals project

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco and Saudi Basic Industries Corp have received project management consultancy bids for a planned joint venture oil-to-chemicals project, industry sources said.

Communist Party of China nytimes.com

China’s ‘Chairman of Everything’: Behind Xi Jinping’s Many Titles

Mr. Xi has used a bureaucrat’s savvy to cement his control, inventing titles and institutions.

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Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential 'game changer' EV battery

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's solid-state battery technology under development could be a "game changer" for pure electric vehicles, but that does not mean the automaker is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles, a company executive said.

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AUTOSHOW-Toyota: Committed to hydrogen cars despite potential "game changer" EV battery

TOKYO, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Toyota Motor Corp's solid-state battery technology under development could be a "game changer" for pure electric vehicles, but that does not mean the automaker is moving away from hydrogen-powered fuel cell vehicles, a company executive said.

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U.S. condemns Russia veto of probe into Syria chemical weapons use

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is "very disappointed" that Russia on Tuesday cast a veto at the United Nations Security Council against renewing a mandate to continue an investigation into who was responsible for the use of chemical weapons during Syria's civil war.

The Daily nytimes.com

The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Toxic Chemicals at the E.P.A.

A story of regulatory policy changes under President Trump, as told by the shifting powers of two women.

China nytimes.com

China’s Entrepreneurs Squirm Under Xi’s Tightening Grip

The Communist Party increasingly asserts its authority over business leaders, weakening their drive to invest and eroding confidence in the country.

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U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump: survey

OSLO (Reuters) - U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump's plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

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U.S. companies act on climate despite Trump - survey

OSLO, Oct 24 (Reuters) - U.S. companies are still among the most ambitious in setting targets to combat global warming despite President Donald Trump's plans to quit the 195-nation Paris climate agreement, a 2017 survey showed on Tuesday.

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Despite controversy, Venezuelan opposition governors sworn in

CARACAS (Reuters) - Four of five Venezuelan opposition governors broke with their coalition's official position on Monday to swear themselves in before a pro-government legislative superbody, authorities said.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

As China’s Xi Jinping Unveils New Leaders, Will He Include an Heir?

If no successors-in-waiting appear, that would raise speculation that Mr. Xi may try to keep power in some form after his second five-year term as president ends.

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RPT-Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

* GRAPHIC-Cryptocurrencies: http://tmsnrt.rs/2gWgyLc?eikon=true

China nytimes.com

China’s New Antipollution Push Could Cool Its Growth Engine

Chinese officials face tough choices as they move to clean up skies and rivers, an effort that some say could put downward pressure on the economy.

Drug Abuse and Traffic nytimes.com

Scenes From a D.E.A. Drug Raid Gone Wrong

This surveillance footage, which is being published for the first time, shows what happened in 2012 when four civilians were killed during a drug interdiction operation carried out by the D.E.A. and local law enforcement. Mattathias Schwartz, a journalist working with ProPublica, narrates as two boats collide and gunfire erupts.

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Despite apology, Indonesia asks why U.S. blocked military chief's travel

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia on Monday said it had made "urgent" requests for an explanation why the United States barred its military chief from traveling to the U.S., as anger simmered in the world's largest Muslim-majority country over the diplomatic incident.

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BRIEF-Formosa Petrochemical's unit FG LA LLC acquires land in the U.S. for $34.65 mln

* Says its unit FG LA LLC acquires land in Louisiana in U.S. for $34.65 million

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Big money stays away from booming bitcoin

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin is booming, digital currency hedge funds are sprouting at the rate of two a week and the value of all cryptocurrencies has surged tenfold this year to more than $170 billion.

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BRIEF-Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello establishes new company in Taiwan

* Mitsui Chemicals says wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsui Chemicals Tohcello, to establish co in Taiwan to manufacture and sell tape for semiconductor manufacturing Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

China nytimes.com

Xi Jinping Pushes China’s Global Rise Despite Friction and Fear

Mr. Xi has enjoyed remarkable success expanding Chinese global influence, benefiting from President Trump’s election. But he is also facing pushback to his assertive approach to foreign policy.

cnn.com

Indonesia's top general denied US entry despite high-profile invite

The chief of Indonesia's military was denied entry to the United States on Saturday, despite having an invitation from US General Joseph F. Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Hazardous and Toxic Substances nytimes.com

TRUMP RULES: Why Is the E.P.A. Soft on Toxic Chemicals? An Industry Insider Gets Her Way

A scientist who worked for the chemical industry now dictates policy on hazardous chemicals. Within the E.P.A., there is fear that public health is at risk.

Xi Jinping nytimes.com

In China’s Coal Capital, Xi Jinping’s Dream Remains Elusive

Mr. Xi has promised a new “China dream” of prosperity. But in the nation’s hinterlands, locals say there’s a stark disconnect between the bright promises and their hardscrabble reality.

cnn.com

US bans 5 chemicals in children's toys

Children's toys and child care products will soon have fewer chemicals in them. The US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) voted Wednesday to ban five kinds of phthalate chemicals from these products. The vote was 3 to 2 in favor of the restrictions.

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Iran's Guards flex muscle in Middle East despite Trump warning

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A week after U.S. President Donald Trump delivered a blistering speech about Iran's Revolutionary Guards, the most powerful military and economic force in the Islamic Republic has shown it has no intention of curbing its activities in the Middle East.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

China’s Party Congress Brings Crackdown on Critics, Nightclubs and Airbnb

Extremely tight security during an important Communist Party meeting reflects President Xi Jinping’s vision of an all-powerful government.

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Russia's Putin accuses U.S. of failing nuclear, chemical weapons treaties obligations

SOCHI, Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday accused Washington of not fulfilling its obligations under nuclear and chemical weapons treaties.

cnn.com

Air France, Lufthansa are booming while rivals go bust

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South Africa commits to shale gas despite adverse court ruling

CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - South Africa's mineral resources minister said on Thursday the government remains committed to shale gas exploration despite a court order revoking fracking regulations that pushes back plans to award the first exploration licenses by 2019.

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Iran's Guards say missile program will accelerate despite pressure

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday its ballistic missile program would accelerate despite U.S. and European Union pressure to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

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Iran's Guards say missile programme will accelerate despite pressure

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards (IRGC) said on Thursday its ballistic missile programme would accelerate despite U.S. and European Union pressure to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

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Iran's Guards say missile program will accelerate despite pressure: agency

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran's elite Islamic Revolutionary Guards said on Thursday that the country's ballistic missile program would accelerate despite pressure from the United States and European Union to suspend it, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported.

China nytimes.com

China’s Reform Hopefuls Watch for Names. Only One May Matter.

A leadership shuffle in the Communist Party could hint at its commitment to an economic overhaul, but Xi Jinping’s growing power may hinder that effort.

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BRIEF-KMG Chemical prices upsized offering of 3 mln shares for gross proceeds of about $162 mln

* KMG announces upsizing and pricing of common stock offering

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NFL policy on anthem kneeling unchanged, despite Trump rebuke

NEW YORK (Reuters) - National Football League officials weighed the fervor of players protesting racism against U.S. President Donald Trump's anger at their autumn meeting on Tuesday with supporters of the players kneeling outside in solidarity.

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Boeing says Bombardier CSeries jets may face hefty duties despite Airbus deal

MONTREAL/TOULOUSE, France (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday that Bombardier Inc's CSeries jets could still be hit with high U.S. import duties, even if they are assembled in Alabama through an industry-changing deal with Airbus.

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BRIEF-KMG Chemicals announces common stock offering

* KMG Chemicals Inc - says offering 2.60 million common shares

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EU defends Iran deal despite Trump, appeals to U.S. Congress

LUXEMBOURG (Reuters) - The European Union on Monday reaffirmed its support for a 2015 nuclear deal between Iran and world powers despite sharp criticism of the accord by President Donald Trump, and it urged U.S. lawmakers not to reimpose sanctions on Tehran.

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Japan ruling bloc heads for big election win despite voter distaste for PM Abe: poll

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling coalition is on track for a big win in Sunday's general election - even though almost half the country's voters don't want him to keep his job, a media survey showed on Monday.

cnn.com

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

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

cnn.com

Despite public criticism, Trump and McConnell will meet Monday

President Donald Trump and Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell spoke by phone on Saturday, Don Stewart, McConnell's spokesman, confirmed to CNN.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Fraud Scandals Sap China’s Dream of Becoming a Science Superpower

Fraudulent research and faked peer reviews have led to a humiliating setback for China’s goal of becoming a global leader in scientific research.

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Olympics: U.S. eager for Winter Games despite L.A. 2028 commitment

(Reuters) - U.S. Olympic officials are eager to see the Winter Games return to the country in 2026 or 2030 even though doing so would create challenges for Los Angeles as it prepares to host the Summer Games in 2028.

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Despite deaths, German military eyes recruitment bump from new reality show

BERLIN (Reuters) - The German military, buoyed by 45 million views of its previous social media reality show "The Recruits", is to launch a new show on Monday that shows the lives of eight soldiers serving in U.N. peacekeeping mission in Mali.

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Russia questions future of Syria chemical weapons inquiry

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Russia on Friday questioned the work and future of an inquiry into who is to blame for toxic gas attacks in Syria and said it would decide whether to support extending the mandate after investigators submit their next report to U.N. Security Council.

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Ivascyn's Pimco Income fund surpasses $100 billion despite fee hike: sources

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Pimco Income Fund (PIMIX), widely seen by investors and analysts as Pacific Investment Management’s new flagship fund, surpassed $100 billion in assets under management this...

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UPDATE 2-Ivascyn's Pimco Income fund surpasses $100 bln despite fee hike –sources

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Pimco Income Fund (PIMIX), widely seen by investors and analysts as Pacific Investment Management’s new flagship fund, surpassed $100 billion in assets under management this week, even as fees were hiked on Oct. 2, two sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

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Ivascyn's Pimco Income fund surpasses $100 bln despite fee raise –sources

NEW YORK, Oct 13 (Reuters) - The Pimco Income Fund (PIMIX), widely seen by investors and analysts as Pacific Investment Management’s new flagship fund, surpassed $100 billion in assets under management this week in spite of increasing management fees set on October 2, two sources familiar with the matter said Friday.

Surveillance of Citizens by Government nytimes.com

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

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