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North Korean women suffer discrimination, rape, malnutrition: U.N.

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korean women are deprived of education and job opportunities and are often subjected to violence at home and sexual assault in the workplace, a United Nations human rights panel said on Monday.

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Oil eases as traders and investors grow edgy ahead of OPEC

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil eased on Monday, as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting next week, when the exporter group is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.

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U.S. consular office in Zurich evacuated: Blick newspaper

ZURICH (Reuters) - A United States consular office in the Swiss financial capital Zurich was evacuated on Monday when staff found a suspicious package in the entrance, the Blick newspaper reported, citing staff from the facility.

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Olympics: In Yuna's absence, Koreans holding out for a Pyeongchang hero

SEOUL (Reuters) - A year after her dazzling gold medal-winning performance at the Vancouver Games, figure skater Kim Yuna delivered an impassioned speech to the International Olympic Committee that helped sway the vote to bring the 2018 Winter Games to South Korea.

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South Korea fears further missile advances by North this year in threat to U.S.

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea may conduct additional missile tests this year to polish up its long-range missile technology and ramp up the threat against the United States, South Korea's spy agency said on Monday, adding that it was monitoring developments closely.

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North Korea may have ICBM capable of reaching U.S. this year, says South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's spy agency said on Monday it is possible North Korea can develop an intercontinental ballistic missile capable of reaching the U.S. mainland this year and that it is monitoring developments closely.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 20

Nov 20 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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China's Chongqing renews attacks on former disgraced leaders

BEIJING (Reuters) - The government of the southwestern Chinese city of Chongqing renewed its attacks on two of its disgraced former leaders on Monday, saying one had set up an "independent kingdom" while the other was a lazy deceiver.

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Fox News defends Hannity amid calls for ad boycott

Fox News is standing by host Sean Hannity amid an advertiser boycott campaign.

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Franken won't resign, staffer tells newspaper

Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken has no intention of stepping down, a Franken staffer told the Star Tribune on Saturday.

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Strong earthquake strikes east-northeast of Tadine, New Caledonia: USGS

(Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.6 struck in the Pacific Ocean 42 miles (67 km) east-northeast of Tadine in New Caledonia's Loyalty Islands, the U.S. Geological Survey said on Sunday.

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Grace Notes: Studying Fake News About Voltaire, Spread by Voltaire Himself

A professor says that the 18th-century French satirist lied about his date of birth not to hide a scandal, but to create one.

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Alabama's biggest newspapers urge voters to 'reject Roy Moore'

The three biggest newspapers in Alabama have a message for their readers: "Stand for Decency, Reject Roy Moore."

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South Korea confirms H5N6 bird flu at duck farm, raises bird flu alert level

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea on Sunday said it had confirmed an outbreak of highly pathogenic H5N6 bird flu at a duck farm in the south west of the country and raised its bird flu alert level to the highest ranking.

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Protests follow CNN report on slave trade

CNN's investigation into modern-day slavery in Libya sparks anger outside the Libyan embassy in Paris.

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China military sets up website to report leaks, fake news

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's military on Sunday launched a website inviting the public to report leaks and fake news, as well as illegal online activities by military personnel, the latest step in a push to ensure Communist Party control over the internet.

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Gerry Adams: Face of IRA who helped cement Northern Ireland peace

DUBLIN (Reuters) - As the public face of the Irish Republican Army during its bombing campaigns, then peacemaker and mainstream politician, Gerry Adams has been a defining figure of Northern Ireland's 50-year journey from sectarian torment to relative stability.

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Editorial: The Trump Administration Is Making War on Diplomacy

Rex Tillerson, ill suited as secretary of state, is dismantling his department to fit his limited ambitions.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

News Analysis: When the Right Pushes Fake Jews

“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.

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RPT-Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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China says will work with North Korea to boost ties as envoy visits

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Traditional friendship between China and North Korea represents "valuable wealth" for their people, China said after its special envoy met a high-ranking North Korean official, but there was no mention of the crisis over North Korea's weapons.

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Pro-trade Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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Pro-trade U.S. Republicans get nervous that NAFTA talks could fail

MEXICO CITY, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Pro-trade Republicans in the U.S. Congress are growing worried that U.S. President Donald Trump may try to quit the NAFTA free trade deal entirely rather than negotiate a compromise that preserves its core benefits.

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North Korea, Al Franken, Leonids: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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North Korea says China envoy stressed stance to 'develop traditional relations': KCNA

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said China's special envoy arrived in Pyongyang on Friday, and met with high-ranking North Korean official Choe Ryong Hae, the North's official KCNA news agency said on Saturday.

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Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Likely to Increase Trade Deficit

President Trump wants to cut taxes and reduce the nation’s trade deficit, two goals that stand in direct conflict with each other.

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BRIEF-UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

* UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Surgery Reveals North Korean Defector Is Riddled With Parasitic Worms

South Korean doctors operating on an injured North Korean soldier found parasitic worms crawling in his dietary tract, a symptom of poor hygiene and nutrition.

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With ticket to Olympics, North Korean skating pair are 'a rough diamond'

WARSAW (Reuters) - When the Canadian coach Bruno Marcotte started working with a pair of Olympics-qualified North Korean figure skaters, he did not expect much warmth from them.

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Exclusive: North Korea rules out negotiations on nuclear weapons

GENEVA (Reuters) - North Korea on Friday ruled out negotiations with Washington as long as joint U.S-South Korea military exercises continue, and said that Pyongyang's atomic weapons program would remain as a deterrent against a U.S. nuclear threat.

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North Korea amid nuclear crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

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U.S. envoy says no communication, no signal from North amid nuclear crisis

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and the United States agreed on Friday to keep working for a peaceful end to the North Korean nuclear crisis, but a U.S. envoy said it was difficult to gauge the reclusive North's intentions as there has been "no signal".

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Injured defector's parasites and diet hint at hard life in North Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - Parasitic worms found in a North Korean soldier, critically injured during a desperate defection, highlight nutrition and hygiene problems that experts say have plagued the isolated country for decades.

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Trump discussed free trade pact with Japan's Abe, U.S. envoy says

TOKYO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump discussed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said on Friday, contradicting Japanese officials who had said such talks never took place.

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South Korea, U.S. reaffirm need for peaceful resolution of North Korea problem

SEOUL (Reuters) - The nuclear envoys of South Korea and the United States held bilateral talks on Friday and addressed measures to resolve the North Korean nuclear issue peacefully and diplomatically, the South's foreign ministry said.

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Images suggest North Korea 'aggressive' work on ballistic missile submarine: institute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Satellite images taken this month of a North Korean naval shipyard indicate Pyongyang is pursuing an "aggressive schedule" to build its first operational ballistic missile submarine, a U.S. institute reported on Thursday.

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UPDATE 3-Venezuela ruled in default by trade group after bond payment delays

CARACAS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Venezuela's cash-strapped leftist government has defaulted on sovereign debt and bonds issued by state oil firm PDVSA after failing to make timely payments, a New York-based derivatives group ruled on Thursday.

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U.S. says Sudan commits to severing North Korea ties

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sudan committed on Thursday to severing all trade and military ties with North Korea, the U.S. State Department said, as Washington seeks to isolate Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile programs.

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Downing North Korean Missiles Is Hard. So the U.S. Is Experimenting.

Buried in an emergency funding request to Congress lie hints of new ways to confront Pyongyang, like cyberweapons and armed drones.

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* Stubhub renews partnership with Major League Baseball to continue as the official fan to fan ticket marketplace of mlb.com and MLB clubs

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Trump to announce terrorism list decision on North Korea next week: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will announce his decision next week on whether to put North Korea on a U.S. list of state sponsors of terrorism, the White House said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-U.S. Department of Energy approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Hydroelectric Transmission Project​

* ‍U.S. Department of Energy approves Presidential Permit for Northern Pass Hydroelectric Transmission Project​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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OSCE watchdog slams Unites States, Russia for "foreign agent" media laws

VIENNA (Reuters) - The OSCE's media watchdog said on Thursday moves by the United States and Russia to force some foreign media to register as "foreign agents" were unacceptable and dangerous.

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Mattis sees opportunity for talks if North Korea halts missile tests, development

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday there could be an opportunity for talks between North Korea and the United States if Pyongyang stopped testing and developing its nuclear and missile programs.

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BRIEF-Liberty Media Chairman Malone says had 4 approaches for Charter - CNBC

* LIBERTY MEDIA CHAIRMAN JOHN MALONE SAYS HAD 4 APPROACHES FOR CHARTER - CNBC

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Russia names nine U.S.-backed news outlets likely to be labeled 'foreign agents'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia on Thursday named nine U.S. government-sponsored news outlets likely to be labeled "foreign agents" under a new law that is being rushed through parliament in response to what Moscow says is unacceptable U.S. pressure on Russian media.

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BRIEF-Newstrike Resources discusses business combination with CanniMed

* Newstrike Resources says it previously entered exclusivity agreement, is in discussions with CanniMed regarding potential business combination transaction​

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A Star on Washington’s Ice With a No. 1 Fan at the Kremlin

Alexander Ovechkin’s play for the Capitals has made him a cherished import, but his ties to Russia and President Vladimir V. Putin have raised eyebrows.

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China says 'dual suspension' proposal still best for North Korea

BEIJING (Reuters) - China said on Thursday a "dual suspension" proposal to handle North Korea was still the best option, after U.S. President Donald Trump said he and Chinese President Xi Jinping had rejected a "freeze for freeze" agreement.

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Singapore suspends trade relations with North Korea

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore has suspended trade relations with North Korea, the latest of Pyongyang's major trade partners to cut commercial ties under toughening U.N. sanctions over its weapons program, a customs notice obtained on Thursday showed.

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Britain preparing to transfer 400 million pounds to Iran - Telegraph newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain is preparing to transfer over 400 million pounds ($527 million) to Iran as it seeks the release of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker, The Telegraph newspaper reported, citing unidentified British sources.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 16

Nov 16 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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U.S. Pacific Commander: Military-backed diplomacy needed to deal with North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Admiral Harry Harris, head of the U.S. military's Pacific Command, told Japanese Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera on Thursday that diplomacy backed by military power was necessary to deal with North Korea's missile and nuclear development.

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Chinese envoy heads to North Korea for rare talks

A senior Chinese diplomat will travel to North Korea on Friday as a "special envoy" of Chinese president Xi Jinping amid growing pressure on Pyongyang to curtail its nuclear and missile program.

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Fear and loathing in South Korea as university exam postponed by quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean test-takers expressed confusion and dejection on Thursday as the country's highly competitive annual university entrance exam, called a "life assignment exam" by some, was postponed a week for the first time ever due to safety concerns.

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In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip abroad, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news.

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Northern California shooting death toll reaches five after wife's body found

(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

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Fox News host diverges from network

After weeks of Sean Hannity and Tucker Carlson pushing for an investigation into Hillary Clinton's involvement on the Uranium One deal, their Fox News colleague Shepard Smith dismantled the story.

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BRIEF-Northview Apartment REIT announces $197 mln strategic acquisition of 1,250 units in key growth markets

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Trump: We must denuclearize North Korea

President Donald Trump said that during his trip to South Korea one of the topics of conversation was how to isolate North Korea and its weapons.

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Death toll in Northern California rises to five after wife's body found

(Reuters) - The death toll in a shooting spree in rural Northern California rose to five after police discovered the body of the gunman's wife hidden in the couple's house, an assistant sheriff said on Wednesday.

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Northern California Gunman Killed Wife Before Shooting Spree

The death toll climbed to six in the rampage north of Sacramento.

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Turkey asks U.S. about jailed trader: foreign ministry sources

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkey has sent a note to U.S. authorities inquiring about the condition of gold trader Reza Zarrab, held in the United States awaiting trial on charges of evading U.S. sanctions on Iran, Turkish Foreign Ministry sources said on Wednesday.

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Under Trump, Banking Watchdog Trades Its Bite for a Tamer Stance

A change in course has made the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, which oversees the nation’s biggest banks, part of a campaign to roll back regulations.

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South Korea party leader says U.S. must not strike North Korea without Seoul's consent

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump should "under no circumstances" take military action against North Korea without the consent of the government in Seoul, the chairwoman of South Korea's ruling party, Choo Mi-ae, said on Wednesday.

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U.S. House members oppose Trump administration auto trade rules proposal

WASHINGTON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of more than 70 members of the U.S. House of Representatives urged the Trump administration on Wednesday not to boost current production requirements on vehicle content for autos produced in the region under the North American Free Trade Agreement.

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Russia May Make All Outside News Media Register as ‘Foreign Agents’

The measure is said to be a response to a U.S. requirement imposed on the state-owned RT television network, but it is far broader in scope.

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Fox News anchor fact-checks his own network on Clinton, uranium deal

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* Unitedhealth - ‍introduced Navigate4Me, to offer people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans personalized concierge services​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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N. Korea warns Trump will 'pay dearly'

US President Donald Trump may claim he would never insult Kim Jong Un, but North Korea clearly thinks differently.

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South Korea postpones university exam after rare earthquake

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea postponed its annual university entrance exam by a week on Wednesday after a rare earthquake rattled the country, shaking buildings and causing damage but no deaths.

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How North Korea is hacking companies and governments

The U.S. government has revealed new details about two viruses it says North Korea is using to attack companies and governments.

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North Korean Soccer Talent Tests Defenses and Sanctions

Some government officials in Italy wonder if a group of North Korean soccer players there are free from the control of their government.

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North Korea defector 'stabilized' after second surgery: South Korean surgeon

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash over the border to South Korea this week stabilized on Wednesday after a second round of surgery, a doctor treating him said.

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Russian Twitter accounts promoted Brexit ahead of EU referendum: Times newspaper

LONDON (Reuters) - Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last year's referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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Russian Twitter accounts promoted Brexit ahead of EU referendum - Times newspaper

LONDON, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Russian Twitter accounts posted almost 45,000 messages about Brexit in the 48 hours around last year's referendum in an attempt to sow discord during the vote on whether to leave the European Union, the Times newspaper reported on Wednesday.

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South Korea rattled by rare 5.4-magnitude quake

SEOUL (Reuters) - A rare earthquake of magnitude 5.4 rattled South Korea on Wednesday, its second most powerful quake on record, shaking buildings but causing no major damage or injuries.

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North Korean defector begs China to free his family

A North Korean defector is begging the Chinese government to free his wife and son after they were detained by Chinese authorities while attempting to flee from North Korea. CNN's Paula Hancocks reports.

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Swiss woman abducted in Sudan's Darfur region freed: North Darfur official

KHARTOUM (Reuters) - Sudanese authorities have freed a Swiss humanitarian worker who was abducted in Darfur last month, the deputy governor of North Darfur, Mohamed Barima, told Reuters on Wednesday.

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North Korea's Kim trades missiles for tractors during testing lull

SEOUL (Reuters) - After a summer filled with flaming rockets and an earth-shaking nuclear blast, North Korea's state media is portraying Kim Jong Un as a leader who has temporarily traded weapons for workshops.

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Senior Chinese diplomat to visit North Korea as envoy of Xi

BEIJING (Reuters) - A senior Chinese diplomat will visit North Korea from Friday as a special envoy of Chinese President Xi Jinping, Beijing said, although it did not say he was planning to discuss North Korea's nuclear and ballistic programs.

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Special envoy for Chinese President Xi to visit North Korea: Xinhua

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping's special envoy will visit North Korea from Nov. 17, China's official Xinhua news agency said on Wednesday.

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North Korea defector undergoes second surgery, South Korean hospital says

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier who suffered critical gunshot wounds during a defection dash this week over the border with South Korea was being operated upon for a second time early on Wednesday, the hospital treating him said.

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South Korea detects no unusual activity at border where North Korean defected

SEOUL (Reuters) - No unusual activity has been detected at the border with North Korea where a North Korean soldier defected this week, South Korea's Unification Ministry said on Wednesday.

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Op-Ed Columnist: This is How Grown-Ups Deal With Putin

Britain’s prime minister delivered a tough message to the Kremlin, while Trump babbled about Putin’s sincerity in denying cyberattacks.

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Gunman kills four in Northern California shooting spree

(Reuters) - A gunman carrying a semi-automatic weapon and two handguns opened fire at multiple locations across a small Northern California community on Tuesday, killing four people before he was slain by police.

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U.S. government shares technical details on North Korean hacking campaign

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Tuesday issued a technical alert about cyber attacks it said are sponsored by the North Korean government that have targeted the aerospace, telecommunications and financial industries since 2016.

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North Korea decision on Olympics participation seen as last minute: South Korea official

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Organizers of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang, South Korea, expect long-time adversary North Korea to hold off for as long as possible on deciding whether to participate in the Games, South Korea's top sports official said on Tuesday.

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At Least 4 Killed in Shooting in Northern California

The police said there were at least seven separate shooting scenes in or near Rancho Tehama Reserve, and two children were among the wounded.

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BRIEF-Jana Partners takes sole share stake in UnitedHealth, dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant

* Jana Partners LLC takes sole share stake of 227,730 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc - SEC filing

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Restaurant Review: This May Be the Best Beef at Any Korean BBQ in New York

Cote, a new restaurant in the Flatiron district, styles itself as a steakhouse, with dry-aged beef and a nicely priced menu option.

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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.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump Shatters Longstanding Norms by Pressing for Clinton Investigation

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his deputy authorizes a new investigation of Hillary Clinton, it would undermine standards that have been in place since Watergate.

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North Korea nuclear arsenal too developed to destroy quickly, says Moon

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for reclusive North Korea to destroy its nuclear arsenal quickly, even if wanted to, given its weapons programs were so developed.

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South Korea's Moon says unlikely for North Korea to completely denuclearize in a short time

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Tuesday it would not be easy for North Korea to completely destroy its nuclear weapons in a short time considering the state of its arsenal.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump’s Mixed Messages Fail to Reassure Asian Allies

The president’s marathon trip left many unsure about America’s staying power and fed a growing sense that China drives the region’s agenda.

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A Jeweler in Canada’s Far North

Visit Aayuraa Studio in Northern Canada and listen to its founder, Mathew Nuqingaq, who was named to the Order of Canada, talk about the stories of the jewelry he makes.

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Defecting North Korean soldier critical after escape in hail of bullets

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier is expected to survive critical wounds he received when his old comrades fired a hail of bullets at him as he made a defection dash to South Korea, the South's government and military said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Kremlin tells companies to deliver good news

The Russian leadership has told major companies to supply it with news stories that put its stewardship of the country in a positive light, according to documents seen by Reuters.

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China calls for advancing free trade talks with South Korea, Japan

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Premier Li Keqiang called on Tuesday for advancing free trade agreement talks between China, Japan and South Korea, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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Nikkei ends flat after choppy trade; tech shares rise

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average ended little changed on Tuesday in choppy trade, with semiconductor equipment makers attracting buyers while Mizuho Financial Group fell on downbeat earnings.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 14

Nov 14 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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Defecting North Korean soldier in critical condition, U.N. investigating

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South has undergone several surgical procedures and is in a critical condition, South Korea's government and military said on Tuesday, with doctors expecting to save him.

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Top U.S. negotiator arrives in South Korea amid hopes for easing tensions

SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States' top negotiator with North Korea arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, a visit that comes as hopes rise for an easing of tensions on the peninsula in the wake of U.S. President Donald Trump's visit and a lull in missile testing.

Refugees and Displaced Persons nytimes.com

German Newspaper Catalogs 33,293 Who Died Trying to Enter Europe

Der Tagesspiegel’s list, covering a period from 1993 to 2017, is a monument in print to asylum seekers, refugees and migrants.

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Morning News Call - India, November 14

To access the newsletter, click on the link: http://share.thomsonreuters.com/assets/newsletters/Indiamorning/MNC_IN_11142017.pdf If you would like to receive this newsletter via email, please register at: https://forms.thomsonreuters.com/india-morning/ FACTORS TO WATCH 09:00 am: Science Minister Harsh Vardhan to inaugurate India-Canada Technology Summit in New Delhi. 10:00 am: Road Minister Nitin Gadkari to inspect NH-24 in New Delhi. 10:00 am: Heavy Indust

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Defecting North Korean soldier shot several times after abandoning escape car

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier shot while defecting to the South on Monday was racing towards the border in a car when a wheel came loose, forcing him to escape on foot under fire from North Korean soldiers, the South Korean government and military said.

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Nikkei edges up in choppy trade; tech shares gain

TOKYO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up on Tuesday morning in choppy trade, with semiconductor equipment makers attracting buyers, while Mizuho Financial Group fell on dismal earnings.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: President Trump’s Thing for Thugs

The degree to which he grovels before some of the world’s most unsavory leaders hurts U.S. credibility and influence.

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North Korean soldier who defected to South was shot by several North Korean soldiers: U.N

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier who defected to the South on Monday was shot by several North Korean soldiers while making his way over the inter-Korean border, the United Nations Command said on Tuesday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Susan Rice: Trump Is Making China Great Again

The president’s grand trip failed to produce meaningful concessions from China on trade and if anything strengthened Beijing’s hand in Asia.

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Review: A ‘Fake News’ Opera on the Streets of Los Angeles

Annie Gosfield’s “War of the Worlds,” based on Orson Welles’s radio play, sprawled across the city in Yuval Sharon’s staging for the Los Angeles Philharmonic.

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Air strikes kill 29 in market in northern Syria: monitoring group

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights war monitoring group said on Monday that air strikes on a market had killed at least 29 people in a rebel-held area of northwest Syria.

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MOVES-Wells Fargo, Prudential, Credit Suisse, Northern Trust, FTI Consulting

Nov 13 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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UPDATE 3-AB InBev replaces North America chief to stem sales slide

* U.S. beer in decline for a decade (Adds CEO comments, bullet points)

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At U.N., North Korea says U.S. to blame for 'worst ever situation'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea complained to the United Nations on Monday about joint military exercises by the United State and South Korea, describing it as "the worst ever situation" because U.S. nuclear war equipment had been deployed ready to strike.

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MOVES-FTI names Leslie Moeller as chairman of North and South America

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Business advisory firm FTI Consulting Inc named Leslie Moeller as chairman of North and South America, effective immediately.

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MOVES-Wells Fargo Securities, Northern Trust Asset Management, Credit Suisse

Nov 13 (Reuters) - The following financial services industry appointments were announced on Monday. To inform us of other job changes, email moves@thomsonreuters.com.

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AB InBev replaces North America chief to stem sales slide

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The world's biggest brewer, Anheuser-Busch InBev , is replacing the head of its North America business to stem a slide in sales in its largest market.

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New Pacific trade deal could leave US playing catchup

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BRIEF-United Technologies says ‍issued EUR 750 mln of floating rate notes due 2019​

* United Technologies says ‍issued EUR 750 million of floating rate notes due 2019​ - SEC filing

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BRIEF-WisdomTree to acquire $18 bln European exchange-traded commodity, currency and short-and-leveraged business from ETF securities

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EU wants feedback on impact of fake news to help draft strategy

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is seeking feedback on the impact of fake news as part of a move to help the bloc's 500 million citizens assess news sources and make sure that social platforms such as Facebook live up to their responsibilities.

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North Korean Soldier Shot by Own Troops as He Defects to the South

The North Korean was found alive by South Korean troops and taken to a hospital.

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South Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

SEOUL (Reuters) - A South Korean actress is promoting cosmetics on China's biggest online mall, in a subtle sign of easing diplomatic tension that has seen once-ubiquitous South Korean celebrities vanish from Chinese marketing campaigns.

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S.Korea celebrity appears in Chinese ad in subtle sign of thawing diplomatic tension

* S.Korean actress promotes cosmetics on Alibaba's Taobao mall

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North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, defects to South

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, South Korea said.

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North Korean soldier is shot while defecting

A North Korean soldier was shot by his former comrades while defecting to South Korea across the demilitarized zone, Seoul's Joint Chiefs of Staff said in a statement Monday.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump Lauds ‘Great Relationship’ With Duterte in Manila

The leaders met in a friendly session on the sidelines of a summit meeting in the Philippines.

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North Korean soldier, shot and wounded, 'defects to South'

SEOUL (Reuters) - A North Korean soldier defected to the South on Monday after being shot and wounded by the North Korean military, the South Korean military said.

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S.Korean workers seek assurances over Opel shift to Europe

SEOUL, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Opel's plan to shift car production from South Korea to Europe fueled concerns among workers about a sharp fall in output at General Motors' South Korean unit, which is already grappling with slumping sales.

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Trump vaunts trade progress, red carpets on 'fruitful' Asia trip

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had made significant progress on trade issues during a fruitful trip across Asia that saw governments roll out red carpets "like nobody has ever seen".

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Trump meets Japan, Australia leaders, discusses trade, North Korea threat

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump raised North Korea's missile tests during talks on Monday with the prime ministers of Japan and Australia, and said "a lot" of progress had been made in negotiations on trade.

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United resumes Newark-Delhi flights after halt due to poor air quality

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - United Airlines on Sunday resumed flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, according to the airline's website, after suspending the service temporarily over concerns about poor air quality in the Indian capital.

Hannity, Sean nytimes.com

Media Memo: A Rightward Tilt and Big Ratings at Fox News

The network’s prime time hosts, who gave Roy Moore the benefit of the doubt over sexual misconduct allegations, have been drawing viewers after a slump.

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BRIEF-Resmed updates on United Kingdom case with Fisher & Paykel​

* Ruling has no impact on Resmed's commercial operations in UK​

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Trump’s Trade Policy Is Lifting Exports. Of Canadian Lobster.

How overseas markets opened to a remote Nova Scotian factory, giving it an edge over competitors in Maine.

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SNL gets tough on Roy Moore, Fox News defends him

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United halts Newark-Delhi flights on poor air quality

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines has temporary suspended flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, on poor air quality concerns in the Indian capital, according to a company spokesman on Sunday.

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Swiss scrape into soccer World Cup with 0-0 draw against Northern Ireland

BASEL (Reuters) - Switzerland scraped into next year's World Cup, their fourth finals in a row, after being held to a goalless draw at home by a valiant and workmanlike Northern Ireland who came desperately close to forcing extra-time on Sunday.

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United States battle past Belarus to win 18th Fed Cup

MINSK (Reuters) - The United States put in a battling performance to beat hosts Belarus 3-2 on Sunday and win a record-extending 18th Fed Cup title, their first in 17 years.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Saudi Arabia, Manila: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Duterte Warms to Trump, but Keeps His Focus on China

The leader of the Philippines is “talking as friends” with the American president, but his long-term goal is a closer relationship with the Chinese.

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Trump says North Korea's Kim insulted him by calling him 'old'

HANOI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in a tweet on Sunday that North Korean leader Kim Jong Un had insulted him by calling him "old" and said he would never call Kim "short and fat."

United States International Relations nytimes.com

News Analysis: Trump to Asia: Unite on North Korea, but Go It Alone on Trade

Reconciling the contradictory messages to the region may determine the near-term fate of the United States as a Pacific power.

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Asia-Pacific leaders say to fight 'unfair trade' in nod to Trump

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address "unfair trade practices" and "market distorting subsidies" in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump's efforts to reshape the global trade landscape.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Trans-Pacific Trade Partners Are Moving On, Without the U.S.

As President Trump dismissed global trade talks, the other members of the Trans-Pacific Partnership revived a major multinational agreement that would include American allies.

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North Korea lashes out at Trump, says he 'begged for war'

North Korea lashed out at US President Donald Trump again Saturday, describing him as a "destroyer" who "begged for nuclear war" during his tour of Asia.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Trump to Asia: Unite on North Korea, but Go It Alone on Trade

Reconciling the contradictory messages to the region may determine the near-term fate of the United States as a Pacific power.

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North Korea says Trump begged for a war during his Asia trip

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's first trip to Asia showed he was a "destroyer" and he had begged for war on the Korean peninsula.

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Trans-Pacific trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last-minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.

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TPP trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.

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TPP countries agree to move ahead with trade pact without U.S.

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have reached an agreement to push ahead with the trade pact without the United States, by suspending some provisions from the original deal, Vietnamese and Japanese officials said on Saturday.

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EXCLUSIVE-Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO -sources

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Defector: Sanctions may cost N. Korea

President Trump slams the North Korean leader, and Secretary of State Tillerson says intel indicates sanctions are working. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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Senate candidate says news report, including alleged sexual contact with 14-year-old, is 'completely false'

Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore says the allegations of sexual misconduct against him are "completely false."

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BRIEF-TimkenSteel, United Steelworkers reach second tentative agreement for new four-year contract

* TimkenSteel, United Steelworkers reach second tentative agreement for new four-year contract

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TPP countries agree to keep trade deal alive, much work remains

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Members of the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) agreed to continue working on the proposed trade deal despite early Canadian resistance in talks that had raised new doubts about its survival, officials said.

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TPP countries salvage agreement to keep trade deal alive

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) have agreed on steps to move ahead with the trade deal despite resistance from Canada at talks in Vietnam that had put new doubts over its survival, officials said.

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Coca-Cola mulls withdrawing Argentina investment -newspaper

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 10 (Reuters) - Coca-Cola Co may withdraw part of a $1 billion investment in Argentina due to concerns over a government proposal to raise taxes on soft drinks, newspaper El Cronista reported on Friday.

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It's so bad, United has stopped flying there

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-News Corp profit beats on digital real estate unit strength

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by a tight control on expenses and growth in revenue across all its businesses.

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TPP trade pact in disarray as Canada holds up talks

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Efforts to revive the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal foundered on Friday when Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau failed to show up for a meeting to agree a path forward without the United States.

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Japan's biggest warship to drill with U.S. carriers near Korean peninsula

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would send one of its two big helicopter carriers, the largest warship in its fleet, along with two escorts to join three U.S. aircraft carriers for exercises in waters close to the Korean peninsula.

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United States discussing sale of F-35s to partner nations, U.S. official says in UAE

DUBAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The United States is in talks to sell F35 fighter jets to partner nations, a senior U.S. military official said during a visit to the United Arab Emirates, without giving details.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

Trump Pitches ‘America First’ Trade Policy at Asia-Pacific Summit

The president sent a strikingly hostile message to leaders at the APEC forum in Vietnam, many of whom once had high hopes for an American-led trade pact.

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Abe says agreed with Putin to implement U.N. sanctions on North Korea

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that he had agreed with Russian President Vladimir Putin to implement United Nations sanctions on North Korea strictly.

Abortion nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Facebook Is Ignoring Anti-Abortion Fake News

The social media platform has become a hub for rampant misinformation on reproductive rights.

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He issued a stern rebuke of trade practices he says harmed US workers but blamed his US predecessors

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South Korea to hold summit with China on Saturday: Blue House

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean president Moon Jae-in will hold a summit with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping on Saturday, South Korea's presidential office said in a statement on Friday.

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Trump brings tough trade message in vision for Asia

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal policies.

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South Korea says it will join U.S. aircraft carrier drill November 11-14

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea will join three U.S. aircraft carrier strike groups in a joint drill scheduled for Nov. 11 to 14, the South's military said on Friday.

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Trump sets out strong trade message at Asia-Pacific meeting

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump set out a strong message on trade at a meeting of Asia-Pacific countries in Vietnam on Friday, saying the United States could no longer tolerate chronic trade abuses and would insist on fair and equal trade policies.

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Japan PM Abe says welcomes broad agreement on TPP trade deal

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that he welcomed a broad agreement reached at a ministerial meeting on the TPP trade deal, a written statement by the Japanese government said.

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PRESS DIGEST-New York Times business news - Nov 10

Nov 10 (Reuters) - The following are the top stories on the New York Times business pages. Reuters has not verified these stories and does not vouch for their accuracy.

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News Analysis: A Middle-Class Tax Cut? It Depends Who and Where You Are

With details evolving, uncertainty remains, but House and Senate Republican proposals are unfavorable to those in high-cost states that are Democratic bastions.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

In Danang, Vietnam, Trump Will Make a Friendlier American Landing

Once a vital American war base, the city is host to an APEC summit where Vietnam will reaffirm warmer ties with the United States and seek help with China.

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South Korea says will provide financial support for Kaesong firms

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea has decided to provide additional financial support for companies that formerly operated at the now shut-down Kaesong industrial complex inside North Korea, the Ministry of Unification said on Friday.

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News Corp profit beats on digital real estate unit strength

(Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by a tight control on expenses and growth in revenue across all its businesses.

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UPDATE 2-News Corp profit beats on digital real estate unit strength

Nov 9 (Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a better-than-expected quarterly profit on Thursday, driven by a tight control on expenses and growth in revenue across all its businesses.

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News Corp posts first-quarter profit on lower expenses

(Reuters) - Wall Street Journal owner News Corp reported a quarterly profit on Thursday, compared with a year-ago loss, driven by a tight control on expenses amid a decline in print advertising sales.

News and News Media nytimes.com

News Shared on Twitter Can Drive the Conversation, Study Finds

Several dozen news outlets participated in a new study, which finds that even a few stories can substantially increase discussion about a topic on Twitter.

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Dazzling Northern Lights display illuminates Finnish skies

(Reuters) - A spectacular multicolored display of the Northern Lights danced across the sky over Finland this week.

Trump, Donald J nytimes.com

Trump Promotes Deals in China, but Hints at Long Trade Fight Ahead

Washington and Beijing are preparing to tackle thorny trade issues that went unaddressed by a meeting that stressed cooperation and muted rhetoric.

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BRIEF-UNITED-GUARDIAN INC REPORTS QTRLY EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.24

* UNITED-GUARDIAN INC QTRLY NET SALES $3.2 MILLION VERSUS $3.5 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Northern California's wine country needs you to visit

The wine is flowing again at Steve Ledson's ornate castle winery in Sonoma County.

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BRIEF-Wowio acquires land to be developed into low cost housing in Northern California

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Trump has compared China's trade practices to rape and theft, but now he is praising them

Outside the Great Hall of the People here on Thursday, President Donald Trump watched with an unmistakable air of satisfaction as cordons of Chinese troops marched stiff-legged in his honor, an eight-cannon salute preceding their parade.

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'A simple war maniac': North Koreans sound off after Trump

US President Donald Trump had already flown to China by the time ordinary North Koreans heard he'd addressed South Korea's National Assembly.

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Newspaper editor wants to arm reporters

A spike in violence against journalists has led the editor of the most prominent opposition newspaper in Russia to say he'll arm his staff with non-lethal weapons. CNN's Fred Pleitgen has more.

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China approves interbank bond derivatives trade for overseas investors

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's central bank said on Thursday that foreign investors would be permitted to trade in bond derivatives in the country's interbank market.

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D.Telekom CEO: T-Mobile US can stand alone but open to consolidation

FRANKFURT, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges said its T-Mobile US unit was ideally positioned for an independent future after the failure of merger talks with Sprint Corp, but left the door open to consolidation.

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REFILE-UPDATE 7-In Beijing, Trump presses China on North Korea and trade

* Xi says China-US relations at historical new starting point

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US and China are seeing 'certain signs' that sanctions against North Korea are impacting its economy

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South Korea says to fine BMW, Mercedes, Porsche units on emission rules breach

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on units of automakers BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violation of emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.

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S.Korea says to fine BMW, Mercedes, Porsche units on emission rules breach

SEOUL, Nov 9 (Reuters) - South Korea plans to impose a combined fine of 70.3 billion won ($63.1 million) on units of automakers BMW AG, Mercedes-Benz and Porsche citing violation of emission rules, the environment ministry said on Thursday.

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North Korea rips Trump for 'filthy rhetoric'

North Korea 's state newspaper fires back after President Donald Trump addressed the South Korean National Assembly in Seoul. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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Trump's $250 billion China 'miracle' adds gloss to 'off-kilter' trade

BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - President Donald Trump can return to the United States claiming to have snagged over $250 billion in deals from his maiden trip to Beijing. Whether those deals live up to the lofty price tag is another question altogether.

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UPDATE 7-In Beijing, Trump presses China on North Korea and trade

* Xi says China-US relations at historical new starting point