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GLOBAL MARKETS-European stocks close higher; Brent dips after hitting $65

* Dollar gains as Fed expected to raise rates (Updates to Europe close, adds commentary)

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U.S., European stock markets climb ahead of Fed meeting; oil hits peak

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Major U.S. and European stock indexes advanced on Tuesday, ahead of a meeting of U.S. Federal Reserve policymakers, while oil prices reached $65 per barrel earlier in the day for the first time since mid-2015.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-U.S., European stock markets climb ahead of Fed meeting; oil hits peak

* Dollar gains as Fed expected to raise rates (Updates to U.S. trading open; changes byline, dateline, previously LONDON)

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BRIEF-Envirostar Declares Special Cash Dividend Of $0.12 Per Share

* ENVIROSTAR DECLARES SPECIAL CASH DIVIDEND – A 20% INCREASE OVER 2016

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BRIEF-Morien Adopts Dividend Policy And Announces First Dividend

* MORIEN RESOURCES CORP - BOARD HAS APPROVED IMPLEMENTATION OF A DIVIDEND POLICY, DECLARED AN INAUGURAL DIVIDEND OF CAD $0.005 PER COMMON SHARE

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European property giant makes $16 billion bet on U.S. shopping malls

SYDNEY/MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Unibail-Rodamco, Europe's biggest property group, has agreed to buy shopping mall owner Westfield Corp for $16 billion, marking the biggest takeover of an Australian company and a shift in global retail property to counter online shopping.

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BRIEF-Portola Provides Update On European Marketing Authorization Application For Betrixaban

* PORTOLA PHARMACEUTICALS PROVIDES UPDATE ON EUROPEAN MARKETING AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION FOR BETRIXABAN

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Be careful, murdered Iranian activist's daughter tells European exiles

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The daughter of an Iranian Arab activist killed in the Netherlands last month linked his death to political conflict in the Middle East, and warned other exiles in Europe to be on their guard.

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BRIEF-Autoliv declares dividend of 60 cents/share for Q1 2018​

* AUTOLIV DECLARES DIVIDEND AND SETS DATE FOR SHAREHOLDER AGM

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BRIEF-Ventas Increases Fourth Quarter 2017 Dividend

* VENTAS INC - BOARD RAISED COMPANY'S Q4 2017 DIVIDEND BY 2 PERCENT TO $0.79 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Boeing lifts dividend by 20 percent, sets new $18 billion share buyback

(Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Monday it would raise its quarterly dividend by 20 percent and replace its existing share repurchase program with a new $18 billion authorization.

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BRIEF-Lilly Announces 8 Percent Dividend Increase

* ELI LILLY AND CO - DIVIDEND FOR Q1 WILL BE $0.5625 PER SHARE ON OUTSTANDING COMMON STOCK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Akayed Ullah, 27, had a 'low-tech' explosive device attached to his body, according to NYPD commissioner

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Fearing the Worst, China Plans Refugee Camps on North Korean Border

A Chinese county has a blueprint in place if a crisis in North Korea results in thousands of refugees crossing the border.

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Iran foreign minister defends missile program, asks European support

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Monday defended its ballistic missile program and urged European countries not to be influenced by U.S. President Donald Trump's confrontational policy towards Tehran.

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Putin’s Re-election Is Assured. Let the Succession Fight Begin.

The March 2018 presidential election in Russia is a sideshow to the real battle: determining what comes after President Putin’s next term ends in 2024.

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Britain committed to no hard Irish border, whatever outcome of Brexit talks - Davis

LONDON, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Britain intends to prevent a hard border in Ireland after leaving the European Union whatever the outcome of talks with the bloc, UK's Brexit minister said on Monday, saying comments that this was not legally enforceable were taken out of context.

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U.S.-backed Syrian forces, Iraqi army coordinate at border: SDF

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S.-backed militias in Syria said they have set up a joint military center with the Iraqi army to protect their common border region after ousting Islamic State.

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France to push for European financial transactions tax

PARIS (Reuters) - France will push for an European financial transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers said in a joint statement.

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Britain offered 'statement of intent' on Irish border to unlock talks: Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Brexit minister David Davis described the government's pledge to prevent any return to a hard border with Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union as "a statement of intent" rather than a legally binding move.

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Lebanon's Hariri denounces Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary's visit to border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by Hezbollah fighters, a video released on Saturday showed, in a show of Iranian influence that Lebanon's prime minister called illegal.

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Iraqi Shi'ite militia leader visits Lebanese-Israeli border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The head of an Iran-backed Iraqi Shi'ite militia has visited Lebanon's border with Israel accompanied by allies from the Lebanese group Hezbollah, a video released on Saturday showed.

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BRIEF-Liberty Property Trust Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.40 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.40 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Golf: Former European Ryder Cup player Horton dies, aged 76

(Reuters) - Tommy Horton, a two-times Ryder Cup player and a stalwart of the European Tour, has died at the age of 76.

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He isn't campaigning for Moore in Alabama but is having a rally in Pensacola, 25 miles from the border

President Donald Trump isn't campaigning for Roy Moore in Alabama -- but he's holding a campaign-style rally just 25 miles from the state line ahead of Tuesday's special election.

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News Analysis: How Russia Cheats

Russia’s election meddling and its Olympic doping are at the heart of President Putin’s effort to recapture his country’s past.

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BRIEF-Graco Announces 3-For-1 Stock Split And Increases Quarterly Dividend By 10.4 Percent

* GRACO ANNOUNCES 3-FOR-1 STOCK SPLIT AND INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 10.4 PERCENT

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United in friendship, divided by DACA

Like the board games they love playing together, Aldo Mendoza and Anthony Paz say their US citizenship status is dictated by chance. And they have no choice but to play the hands they've been dealt.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Trumpocalypse: The End Game

Our once bright and shiny democracy may be going down the drain before the holidays are out.

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Brexit Irish border deal possible within hours

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free-trade talks with the European Union.

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Brexit border deal possible in 'hours' as talks go down to the wire

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free trade talks with the European Union.

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BRIEF-Wec Energy Group Announces Plan To Increase Dividend

* WEC ENERGY GROUP INC - ‍PLANNING TO RAISE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND ON COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK TO 55.25 CENTS PER SHARE IN Q1 OF 2018​

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BRIEF-Brandywine Realty Trust increases quarterly dividend by 12.5 pct

* BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST INCREASES COMMON QUARTERLY DIVIDEND BY 12.5% AND CONFIRMS FOURTH QUARTER 2017 EARNINGS RELEASE AND CONFERENCE CALL

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BRIEF-Verizon Communications Sets Quarterly Dividend Of $0.59 Per Share

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.59 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Hasbro Sets Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.57/Share

* SETS QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.57 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Philip Morris International Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend Of $1.07 Per Share

* PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC. DECLARES REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $1.07 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Column: U.S. Republicans sharpen knives for retirement program cuts

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Traditionally, U.S. politicians avoid talking about cutting Social Security and Medicare close to election time.

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Sharp to seek all-Japan OLED alliance to counter South Korea's Samsung, LG

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp will ask the government to help it form an alliance with rival Japan Display Inc in OLED technology to better compete with South Korean makers, its chief executive said on Thursday.

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Trump Jr. Won’t Provide Details of a Call With His Father

Donald Trump Jr. claimed that his conversation with the president was protected under lawyer-client privilege because lawyers for both men were on the call.

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FBI eyes brothers in possible attack on Border Patrol agents

The FBI is investigating two brothers as "persons of interest" in a possible attack two weeks ago that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another seriously injured near Van Horn, Texas.

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House Votes to Sharply Expand Concealed-Carry Gun Rights

The House easily passed legislation requiring each state to recognize another state’s concealed-carry gun permit. But the bill faces doubt in the Senate.

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Uber's top European dealmaker to step down from role

(Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's top European dealmaker is stepping down from his role, the latest in a series of management changes at the ride-hailing service.

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Canada's swipe at Boeing jets could open way for European rivals

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canada's decision to shun Boeing Co jets could open the way for European rivals seeking to supply new fighters, assuming the government can sort out major procurement challenges, three sources familiar with the matter said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Stryker declares $0.47 per share quarterly dividend

* STRYKER INCREASES DIVIDEND 11%, DECLARING A $0.47 PER SHARE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Uber's top European dealmaker to step down - FT

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Uber's top dealmaker in Europe, Fraser Robinson, is leaving the company, the Financial Times reported, citing a company-wide email.

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BRIEF-Canadian General Investments Declares A Special Dividend of $0.04/Share

* CANADIAN GENERAL INVESTMENTS, LIMITED DECLARES A SPECIAL DIVIDEND ON COMMON SHARES

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Ireland open to adding to border text but clock ticking

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland is open to adding to a tentative Irish border agreement that collapsed on Monday but movement will be needed by the end of the week if Brexit talks are to move onto the next phase this year, the country's European Affairs Minister said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Johnson Controls Announces Increased Quarterly Dividend

* JOHNSON CONTROLS INTERNATIONAL -APPROVED REGULAR QTRLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.26/COMMON SHARE, WHICH IS $0.01 CENT INCREASE OVER PREVIOUS QTRLY DIVIDEND Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Newmont targets dividend boost by at least 50 pct in 2018

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Newmont Mining Corp said on Wednesday that it plans to boost its dividend by at least 50 percent in 2018, based on balance sheet improvements and the performance of its gold mines.

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BRIEF-Deere & Co announces quarterly dividend

* SETS REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.60PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Fred's pulls dividend, says exploring options for some assets

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Discount store operator Fred's Inc canceled its quarterly cash dividend on Wednesday, and said it was exploring alternatives for its real estate and specialty pharmacy business.

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Bomb blast kills nine people in Pakistan, near Afghan border

MIRANSHAH, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb rigged to a motorcycle exploded in a militant-plagued part of northwest Pakistan near the Afghan border, killing nine people, officials said on Wednesday, the latest violence in a recent rise in attacks in the nuclear-armed country.

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply on China demand jitters

(Adds analyst comment, updates prices) BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent on Wednesday, tracking a steep drop on the LME as investors wound in profits on concerns China could see a weaker first half of next year. Analysts said besides a rise in copper inventories, the selloff was fuelled by concerns about liquidity tightness in China towards the year-end, amid a government-led deleveraging push, and slowing investment in the country's power sector, a ke

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METALS-Shanghai copper prices fall sharply, track losses in London

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Shanghai copper fell more than 3 percent in early trade on Wednesday, tracking London prices which the session before saw their biggest drop since July, 2015. FUNDAMENTALS * SHFE COPPER: The most-traded Shanghai Futures Exchange copper contract was down 3.2 percent at 51,350 yuan ($7,758.44) a tonne at 0158 GMT, on course for its biggest one-day fall since November, 2016. * LME COPPER: Three-month copper on the London Metal Exchange was trading up

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UPDATE 1-Emerging market fund flows turn sharply negative in late November -IIF

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investor fund flows to emerging markets, which have been enjoying a boom for most of this year, turned sharply negative in late November, with equities particularly hard hit, a bank lobbying institution that tabulates flows data said on Tuesday.

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Emerging market fund flows turn sharply negative in late November -IIF

NEW YORK, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Investor fund flows to emerging markets, which have been enjoying a boom for most of this year, turned sharply negative in late November, with equities particularly hard hit, a bank lobbying institution that tabulates flows data said on Tuesday.

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Review: With ‘Dark,’ Netflix Delivers Science Fiction With European Roots

The streaming service’s first German production plays like a slower, artsier, more complicated take on “Stranger Things.”

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While U.S. Senate pushes Alaska wildlife refuge drilling, industry looks elsewhere

(Reuters) - Even as the U.S. Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west, where industry proponents hope a coming sale of 10 million acres of land will revitalize the state's sagging crude production.

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UPDATE 2-European shares slip in cyclical-defensive tug of war

* Investors reach for consumer staples, utilities (Adds closing prices)

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Reckoning on Sexual Misconduct Divides Women Over How Harsh Judgment Must Be

As allegations of men’s misbehavior fuel a broader conversation, a zero-tolerance attitude has evolved into discussions about what is acceptable, due process and generational differences.

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BRIEF-The Hanover Insurance Group Increases Quarterly Dividend To $0.54 Per Common Share

* THE HANOVER INSURANCE GROUP, INC. INCREASES QUARTERLY DIVIDEND TO $0.54 PER COMMON SHARE

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StanChart says exploring opening new European office

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Standard Chartered is exploring setting up a new office in Europe to help its expansion in the region, a spokesman for the bank said on Tuesday.

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The Conversation: Is Trump Crazy Like a Fox or Plain Old Crazy?

The president’s behavior has got people wondering.

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UPDATE 1-European shares slip in cyclical-defensive tug of war

* Investors reach for consumer staples, utilities (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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European shares steady as tech-financials rotation continues

LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - European shares see-sawed on Tuesday with sectors strongly diverging as a rotation from tech stocks into financials, bolstered by the U.S. tax bill, gathered pace.

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BRIEF-Warburg Pincus Announces Sale Of Majority Stake In INEA To Macquarie European Infrastructure Fund 5

* WARBURG PINCUS LLC SAYS FUNDS AFFILIATED WITH FIRM AGREED TO SELL THEIR MAJORITY STAKE IN INEA TO MACQUARIE EUROPEAN INFRASTRUCTURE FUND 5 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com ;)

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Manafort Associate Has Russian Intelligence Ties, Court Document Says

In the document, the special counsel cited an op-ed article drafted by Paul Manafort and his Russia-linked associate to shape public opinion about consulting work in Ukraine.

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BRIEF-Mastercard Board Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of 25 Cents Per Share​

* MASTERCARD - ‍BOARD HAS DECLARED A QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF 25 CENTS PER SHARE, A 14 PERCENT INCREASE OVER PREVIOUS DIVIDEND OF 22 CENTS PER SHARE​

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Op-Ed Contributors: Don’t Prosecute Trump. Impeach Him.

There is no case for obstruction of justice, but there is a constitutional tool for ousting a corrupt president.

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Editorial: Yes, the President Can Obstruct Justice

Also: Why lie if you’ve done nothing wrong?

Child Abuse and Neglect nytimes.com

In Sex Abuse Cases, an Expiration Date is Often Attached

As prep schools increasingly confront past sexual misconduct, they often use laws limiting when a lawsuit can be filed to avoid paying victims.

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Irish border row thwarts May bid to clinch Brexit trade deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May failed to clinch a deal on Monday to open talks on post-Brexit free trade with the European Union after a tentative deal with Dublin to keep EU rules in Northern Ireland angered her allies in Belfast.

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Why the Irish border impacts Brexit

CNN looks at the complex history of the Irish border, and why it's playing such a crucial role in Brexit negotiations.

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UPDATE 1-Vale to use cash flow to pay dividends, reduce debt -CEO

RIO DE JANEIRO, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Brazil's Vale, the world's top iron ore producer, will use cash flow, which could reach $14 billion or $15 billion this year, to cut debt and pay dividends, Chief Executive Officer Fabio Schvartsman said on Monday.

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CEE MARKETS-Budapest bucks European stocks rally on Richter plunge

* Richter falls as EMA starts review of its Esmya drug * PKN Orlen rebound reverses Warsaw stock index decline * Zloty firms, Polish rate-setters may voice worry over CPI * Romanian 10-year bond sale draws solid demand after yield rise (Adds Romanian government bond auction, rebound of Warsaw stocks) By Sandor Peto and Radu-Sorin Marinas BUDAPEST/Bucharest, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Budapest stocks eased on Monday, dragged down by a sell-off in drugmaker Richter , now under inv

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UK agrees to 'regulatory alignment' on both sides of Irish border

DUBLIN/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain agreed on Monday to keep Northern Ireland in "regulatory alignment" with the European Union after Brexit, Irish government sources said, raising hopes Prime Minister Theresa May can strike a deal in Brussels to start free trade talks.

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BRIEF-Alexandria Real Estate Equities Declares Quarterly Cash Dividend Of 90 Cents Per Common Share

* ALEXANDRIA REAL ESTATE EQUITIES, INC. DECLARES QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF 90 CENTS PER COMMON SHARE UP 4 CENTS, OR 5 PERCENT, OVER 3Q17 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Op-Ed Contributors: Why the Trump Team Should Fear the Logan Act

The potential hammer at the heart of the Michael Flynn plea.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. tax bill delivers shot in the arm for European shares

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - European stocks rallied strongly on Monday after the U.S. Senate passed a tax package delivering significant fiscal stimulus, which investors had anticipated would give extra legs to the bull run in equity markets.

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Irish minister sees progress on border issue but no agreement with UK yet

LONDON (Reuters) - Negotiations over future border arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit have made progress but there is no agreement yet, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday.

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U.S. tax bill delivers shot in the arm for European shares

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - European stocks rallied strongly on Monday after the U.S. Senate passed a tax package delivering significant fiscal stimulus, which investors have been anticipating would give extra legs to the bull run in equity markets.

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Denmark's Alk Abello suspends dividend to support North America investment

(Reuters) - Danish pharma company Alk Abello said on Monday it would invest 1 billion Danish crowns ($159 million) in its North America business, a move that is expected put a lid on earnings and revenue growth in the near term.

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Town at center of Brexit tug-of-war fears border changes

Tucked away in the rolling hills of County Armagh in Northern Ireland lies a quiet village called Middletown. Its name couldn't be more apt. That's because Middletown stands amid a Brexit tug-of-war.

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Alabama women divided on Moore

Republican women are divided on Roy Moore in the Alabama Senate race following sexual abuse allegations against Moore.

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Ireland says unclear if EU, UK can agree wording on border issue by Monday

DUBLIN (Reuters) - It is not yet clear if Britain and the European Union will be able to agree on written assurances to avoid a hard Northern Ireland border in time for a Monday deadline, Ireland's foreign minister Simon Coveney said on Sunday.

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European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says

PARIS (Reuters) - France won't let the official base of the European Union's parliament be moved from Strasbourg to Brussels, the country's European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Sunday.

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Honduran army enforces curfew while vote count stalls

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran security forces fanned out on Saturday to enforce a curfew that emptied streets after a contested presidential election triggered looting and violent protests that have left at least three people dead.

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Two dead as Honduran army enforces curfew while vote count stalls

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Two people died as Honduran security forces clashed with demonstrators and fanned out to enforce a curfew, officials said on Saturday, after a contested presidential election triggered looting and protests.

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Trump Says He Fired Michael Flynn ‘Because He Lied’ to F.B.I.

President Trump’s tweet was the first time he had said the firing was not solely related to Mr. Flynn’s false statements to Vice President Mike Pence.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Heroin in Soups and Lollipops: How Drug Cartels Evade Border Security

Even as the United States spends billions of dollars along the Mexican border, traffickers are exploiting weaknesses elsewhere, shipping parcels by mail, by air and on Amtrak.

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Mueller Removed Top F.B.I. Agent Over Possible Anti-Trump Texts

The special counsel had a top agent removed from his inquiry after the Justice Department’s inspector general began examining whether the agent sent texts expressing political views.

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White House Memo: Flynn’s Guilty Plea Looms Over a White House on the Verge of a Tax Cut Success

The plea raised uncomfortable questions about what the former national security adviser might be telling the special counsel, Robert S. Mueller III.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Writing at the Speed of Trump’s Scandals

In which a columnist attempts to keep up with White House news.

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BRIEF-Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund ‍announces regular monthly dividend on common stock of $.20 per share​

* ‍ANNOUNCED ITS REGULAR MONTHLY DIVIDEND ON ITS COMMON STOCK OF $.20 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Northland Power says qtrly dividends on series 3 shares for Dec 31,2017-Dec 30, 2022 to be paid at annual rate Of 5.08 pct​

* NORTHLAND POWER - ‍FIXED QUARTERLY DIVIDENDS ON SERIES 3 SHARES FOR PERIOD DECEMBER 31,2017-DECEMBER 30, 22 WILL BE PAID AT ANNUAL RATE OF 5.08%​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Op-Ed Contributors: After Flynn, Are Kushner and Don Jr. Next?

The Flynn deal opens the door to charges against the president’s inner circle — and his family.

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What Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea Means in Mueller’s Russia Probe

President Trump’s former national security adviser admitted lying to the F.B.I. What is notable is what he was not charged with.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Michael Flynn’s Guilty Plea: 10 Key Takeaways

Impeachment just became a lot more likely.

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BRIEF-Nucor Says Sets Regular Quarterly Cash Dividend Of $0.38 per Share

* SETS REGULAR QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.38PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Michael Flynn Expected to Plead Guilty to Lying to the F.B.I.

The guilty plea by President Trump’s former national security adviser would be an indication that he is cooperating with the special counsel investigation.

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BRIEF-National Bank Increases The Dividend Of Its Common Shares

* NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA - ‍BOARD DECLARED INCREASE OF DIVIDEND ON COMMON SHARES FROM $0.58 TO $0.60 PER COMMON SHARE FOR QUARTER ENDING JAN 31, 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Ireland's Coveney says breakthrough on Brexit border issue 'doable' by Dec. summit

DUBLIN (Reuters) - A breakthrough on the issue of the border between Ireland and Northern Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union is "doable" before the EU summit on Dec. 14, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.

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Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

LONDON (Reuters) - European shares traded lower on Friday despite strong euro zone factory data, after a delay to a keenly awaited U.S. tax reform bill dented Asian trading and curbed appetite for the dollar.

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GLOBAL MARKETS- Markets ignore best European factory data in 17 years

* European PMI data show busiest factories in more than 17 years

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European stocks dip as financials wilt on U.S. tax bill disappointment

LONDON, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Europe's financial stocks wilted after a delayed vote on tax reform in the U.S. deflated a rally in the sector, driving regional benchmarks to start December with a dip.

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Nikkei rises for 3rd day; Sharp soars

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average rose for a third straight day on Friday, led by oil, steel and machinery stocks, while Sharp Corp soared after it announced a return to the bourse's main board.

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Nikkei edges down in choppy trade; Sharp soars

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged down on Friday morning, trimming earlier gains in choppy trade and led lower by real estate stocks, though Sharp Corp soared after it announced a return to the bourse's main board.

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Trump Pressed Top Republicans to End Senate Russia Inquiry

President Trump told Senators Mitch McConnell, Richard Burr and others that he wanted an inquiry into Russian interference in the election to come to a close.

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FBI has shown no evidence of assault in border agent's death

Less than a day after a Border Patrol agent died and another was badly injured in a November 18 incident in West Texas, President Donald Trump tweeted that "We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!"

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BRIEF-Raymond James Financial - ‍ On Nov 29, Declared Quarterly Cash Dividend On Shares Of Its Common Stock Of $0.25Per Share, Up 13.6 Percent From Previous Quarter​

* RAYMOND JAMES FINANCIAL - ‍ ON NOV 29, DECLARED QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND ON SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK OF $0.25PER SHARE, UP 13.6 PERCENT FROM PREVIOUS QUARTER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Seeking Russian Presidency, Socialite Hits the Campaign Trail

Ksenia Sobchak, a television journalist and opposition candidate, opened a campaign office and vowed to stir a “national discussion about what is wrong with Russia.”

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UPDATE 2-Profit taking saps European shares in November after "memorable" gains

* Tech under pressure as Apple worries hit Dialog (Recasts, adds details, closing prices)

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BRIEF-United-Guardian announces regular and special dividends

* SAYS ‍DECLARED A SEMI-ANNUAL DIVIDEND OF $0.50/SHARE AND SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF ADDITIONAL $0.50 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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NFL's Rooney Rule seen as a way to greater diversity in European coaching

EINDHOVEN, Netherlands (Reuters) - The NFL's Rooney Rule could be a way of bringing greater racial and ethnic diversity to European soccer coaching, campaigners said, as a new survey confirmed that it remains a white, male preserve.

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Ireland says it needs significantly more clarity from UK on Brexit border

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Ireland will need "significantly more clarity" from the British government on the future of the Northern Ireland border before it will allow Brexit talks to move onto the next phase, Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Thursday.

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

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Self-Destruction of American Democracy

Forget Russia for a minute and look where Trump is taking us.

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UPDATE 1-Financials help European shares shrug off tech tumble, OPEC anticipation

* OPEC anticipation weighs on oil majors (ADVISORY- Follow European and UK stock markets in real time on the Reuters Live Markets blog on Eikon, see cpurl://apps.cp./cms/?pageId=livemarkets)

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Tech tumble, OPEC anticipation cap gains for European shares

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Euro zone stocks made modest gains on Thursday while Britain's FTSE 100 slipped again as sterling climbed, with oil majors teetering as investors eyed the OPEC meeting later in the day, and tech the biggest weight as worries of a peak spread to Europe.

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UPDATE 1-Cromwell European REIT debuts at offer price in Singapore

* REIT comprises office, logistics, retail assets in Europe (Adds data on exchange listings, details of Cromwell IPO)

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

Comedian Is Subpoenaed in Inquiry on Russia Meddling

Randy Credico, a longtime outsider in New York State politics, has been identified as the link between WikiLeaks and Roger J. Stone Jr., a longtime associate of the president.

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

Mueller’s Prosecutors Are Said to Have Interviewed Jared Kushner on Russia Meeting

The brief interview focused on a meeting attended by a Russian ambassador and the incoming national security adviser, Michael Flynn, according to a person briefed on the investigation.

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BRIEF-MB Financial ‍declared cash dividend of $0.21 per share payable on December 29, 2017​

* ‍DECLARED A CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.21 PER SHARE PAYABLE ON DECEMBER 29, 2017​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Microsoft Sets Quarterly Dividend Of $0.42/Share

* SETS QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $0.42 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Britain nears deal with EU in Irish border Brexit talks: The Times

(Reuters) - Britain is close to a deal over the Northern Ireland border, after British officials made proposals this week to avoid a "hard border" in Ireland, according to Thursday's edition of The Times newspaper.

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Smartphone pics may be sharp enough for dermatology diagnosis

(Reuters Health) - With a few exceptions, a dermatologist was just as accurate in diagnosing children’s skin conditions from smartphone photos taken by parents as the doctors who saw the kids in person, a small U.S. study found.

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Bubble trouble? Bitcoin tops $11,000, but fades after sharp rally

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin zoomed past $11,000 to hit a record high for the sixth day in a row on Wednesday after gaining more than $1,000 in just 12 hours, stoking concerns that a rapidly swelling bubble could be set to burst in spectacular fashion.

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She lost 115 pounds while Instagram watched

Watch how Morgan Bartley's weight loss journey inspired many on Instagram.

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Winter weather could stress power grids in several European countries

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sustained cold spells and low generation availability could cause problems for electricity networks in several European countries this winter although most are well prepared, a power network lobby said on Wednesday.

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EU's Barnier: No agreement yet on Brexit bill, Irish border

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said on Wednesday there were still differences for London and Brussels to overcome on Britain's divorce bill, the Irish border and citizens rights.

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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...

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

Op-Ed Contributor: When Politics Is Criminalized

Corruption should be prosecuted. But malleable criminal laws are being used to go after political rivals, and that is dangerous to democracy.

Fallon, Jimmy nytimes.com

A Sharp Decline for Jimmy Fallon’s ‘Tonight Show’

The latest ratings show that viewers are tuning out NBC’s fun-and-games approach and flocking to the politically engaged Stephen Colbert and Jimmy Kimmel.

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Millions of insecure gadgets exposed in European cities: report

LONDON (Reuters) - A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said.

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Millions of insecure gadgets exposed in European cities –report

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - A year after a wave of denial-of-service attacks knocked out major websites around the world, millions of unsecured printers, network gear and webcams remain undefended against attack across major European cities, a report published on Tuesday said.

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Shell signals return to pure cash dividend, focus on renewables

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell will return to paying pure cash dividends and step up its investment in cleaner energy as it turns a corner after more than two years of cost cuts and disposals prompted by weak oil prices.

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Shell calls end to austerity with return to full dividend

LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell on Tuesday canceled an austerity dividend policy as the oil and gas company boosted its cash generation forecasts, drawing a line under three years of oil price turmoil.

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BRIEF-Shell ‍Cancels Scrip Dividend Programme

* ‍CANCELS ITS SCRIP DIVIDEND PROGRAMME WITH EFFECT FROM Q4 2017 INTERIM DIVIDEND​

Magazines nytimes.com

What Time Inc.’s Glory Days Looked Like, While an Uncertain Future Awaits

The nearly century-old company must turn to its new owner to chart a path for its future — one perhaps not built on the iconic photography and longform journalism that helped it become a household name.

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

Op-Ed Columnist: Odds Are, Russia Owns Trump

There is ample evidence the president is not working for America first.

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BRIEF-Gaming Partners International Announces Special Dividend

* GAMING PARTNERS INTERNATIONAL - ‍BOARD AUTHORIZED A SPECIAL CASH DIVIDEND OF $0.12 PER COMMON SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Border patrol agent's death still a mystery

More than a week after border patrol agent Rogelio Martinez was mortally wounded -- and days after his burial -- Martinez's family still has no idea how he died.

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European Games to include new mixed gender team event in 2019

(Reuters) - European Athletics is poised to spearhead the charge for radical change in the sport with organizers having unveiled a new mixed gender team competition to be introduced at the second edition of the European Games in 2019.

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Trump calls Sen. Warren 'Pocahontas' while talking to Navajo code talkers

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellations uncertain.

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Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain.

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U.S. Supreme Court divided over legality of patent reviews

WASHINGTON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - U.S. Supreme Court justices on Monday appeared divided over whether a federal agency's in-house process for challenging patents violates the constitutional rights of patent owners, leaving the fate of a system that has led to a high rate of patent cancellation uncertain.

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BRIEF-Consolidated Water Co raises quarterly dividend

* ‍BOARD OF DIRECTORS HAS APPROVED A QUARTERLY CASH DIVIDEND INCREASE TO $0.085 PER SHARE FROM $0.075 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-European Medicines Agency Accepts Titan's Marketing Application For Probuphine

* EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY ACCEPTS TITAN PHARMACEUTICALS' MARKETING AUTHORIZATION APPLICATION FOR PROBUPHINE®

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement on Sunday.

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Balderton Capital completes new $375 mln European technology fund

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Balderton Capital has closed to new investors a new, $375 million fund dedicated to European technology start-ups, marking one of the year's largest such capital raisings in the region, the company said on Monday.

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions nytimes.com

How a $250 Break for Teachers Explains a House-Senate Divide on Taxes

House Republicans, seeking to clean up the tax code and expand tax rate cuts, voted to eliminate a deduction for teacher spending. The Senate bill would double it.

Iran nytimes.com

Tehran’s Turn: The New patriots: Long Divided, Iran Unites Against Trump and Saudis in a Nationalist Fervor

Once sneering and cynical about the government, middle-class, reform-minded Iranians are now backing their hard-line leaders amid a surge in patriotism.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressman John Conyers is stepping down as ranking Democratic lawmaker of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement Sunday.

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Ireland will block Brexit talks unless border issue agreed

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's EU commissioner said Dublin would "continue to play tough" over its threat to veto talks about trade after Brexit unless Britain provided guarantees over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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UPDATE 1-Iraq offers nine oil and gas blocks for exploration near Iran, Kuwait borders

BAGHDAD, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Iraq will invite foreign energy firms to bid for the exploration and development of nine new oil and gas blocks bordering Iran and Kuwait, the oil ministry said in a statement on Sunday.

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Golf: Ormsby charges to first European Tour title in Hong Kong

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Australian Wade Ormsby won his maiden European Tour title with a two-under-par 68 in the final round of the Hong Kong Open on Sunday after Rafa Cabrera-Bello bogeyed the 18th to blow his chance of forcing a playoff.

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15-year old detained near border in missing grandmother's car

A Florida teenager whom police want to question in connection with the suspected death of his grandmother was detained Friday by US agents near the border with Canada, officials said.

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Black Friday shoppers spent 17% more this year, while in-store foot traffic dipped slightly

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Florida teen held at Canadian border after body found

(Reuters) - A Florida teen was detained in western New York after he tried to cross the U.S.-Canada border late on Friday, as police sought to question him after they discovered what they believe is the body of his grandmother, U.S. border patrol agents said on Saturday.

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Memorial to be held for Border Patrol agent

A memorial service will be held Saturday for Border Patrol agent Rogelio Martinez as questions linger over his death after suffering injuries last week in southwest Texas.

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UPDATE 2-European shares snap two-week losing streak as DAX gains

* Italian banks lead financials (Adds detail, closing prices)

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CEE MARKETS-Polish bank stocks retreat on new dividend rules

* Warsaw bank stocks ease as Poland regulates dividends * Romanian PM slams central bank for letting leu weaken * Leu drifts off record lows for now, pressure may return (Recasts with new rules on bank dividends from regulator) By Sandor Peto and Bartosz Chmielewski BUDAPEST/WARSAW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Polish bank stocks retreated on Friday from 2-1/2 year highs after KNF, the country's financial market regulator set new leverage rules which may limit bank's dividend payment

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Travel Tips: How to Get the Most Out of Farmers’ Markets While Traveling

Some tips from the acclaimed chef Alain Ducasse. First up: arrive early.

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UPDATE 1-European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

* Italian banks lead financials (Recasts, adds details and quotes, updates prices)

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Border without doctors? South Koreans urge more funding for trauma care after defector drama

SEOUL (Reuters) - A defector’s treatment for critical injuries suffered during a dramatic dash from North Korea has highlighted a shortage of South Korean trauma doctors and again underscored Seoul's lack of preparedness in the event of hostilities with Pyongyang.

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North Korea replaces soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier defected last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in the defector's rescue.

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European shares set to snap 2-week losing streak as consumer stocks buoyant

LONDON, Nov 24 (Reuters) - European shares edged higher in early deals on Friday, underpinned by gains among heavyweight consumer goods firms as the pan-European STOXX 600 index was set to snap a two-week losing streak.

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North Korea sacks soldiers, South Korea awards medals after defector's border dash

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea has reportedly replaced guards and fortified a section of its border with South Korea where a North Korean soldier staged a daring defection last week, while South Korean and U.S. soldiers have been decorated for their role in his rescue.

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

Why Putin’s Foes Deplore U.S. Fixation on Election Meddling

“Enough already!” one critic of President Vladimir V. Putin said, worried that the accusations were helping the Kremlin polish the president’s image as a master strategist.

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

A Split From Trump Indicates That Flynn Is Moving to Cooperate With Mueller

Lawyers for Michael T. Flynn, President Trump’s former national security adviser, are said to have terminated an information-sharing agreement with the president’s legal team.

Television nytimes.com

With ‘Dark,’ a German Netflix Series, Streaming Crosses a New Border

While the new show may have elements of Netflix’s “Stranger Things” and “The OA,” its creators say it’s uniquely German.

Russia nytimes.com

A Radiation Cloud, and a Mystery, From Russia

The release of a nuclear isotope traced to an area in the Ural Mountains was harmless, but Moscow’s reticence to release data has spurred fears of future cover-ups.

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More work to be done on Irish border in Brexit talks- May's spokesman

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union have made progress on settling the status of the border with EU member Ireland, but there is more work to be done, a spokesman for Prime Minister Theresa May said on Thursday.

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CORRECTED-Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

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European shares slip on Thanksgiving Thursday, Centrica crashes

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - European shares tumbled on Thursday, tracking more timid Wall Street trading as volumes thinned out for the Thanksgiving holiday, with British stocks leading losses as energy firm Centrica plummeted after results.

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Iraqi forces launch operation to clear desert bordering Syria of Islamic State

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an operation on Thursday to clear the desert bordering Syria of Islamic State, a final campaign to rid Iraq of the militant group, the military said in a statement.

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Canada data shows 10 percent of Haitian border crossers get refugee status

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada has granted refugee status to about 10 percent of the 298 Haitian border crossers whose applications have been processed this year, according to government data released on Wednesday.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Jerusalem Journal: Border Homes, in Jerusalem but Not, Face an Existential Deadline

The quarter’s quirky status made it a boomtown, but a planned road threatens drive people out of their homes.

cnn.com

Mother of Border Patrol agent struggles to understand son's death

Rogelio Martinez was always one to follow the rules. So when he saw an opportunity to become a US Border Patrol agent, he joined to help enforce the law, said his mother, Elvia Martinez.

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Cop shoots robbers while holding his son

An off-duty police officer in Brazil shot two robbers at a pharmacy while holding his son in one arm.

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BRIEF-Canadian Pacific declared quarterly dividend of $0.5625 per share

* Board of directors declared a quarterly dividend of $0.5625 per share on outstanding common shares​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +91 806 749 1136)

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Exxon joins European oil firms in initiative to limit emissions

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Exxon Mobil joined European peers including Royal Dutch Shell and Total in a new initiative to find ways to reduce potent emissions in their rapidly growing natural gas operations.

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BRIEF-Autoliv confirms conclusion of specific part of ongoing investigation with the European Commission

* Confirms conclusion of specific part of ongoing investigation with the European Commission

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UPDATE 1-China's CEFC, Penta team up for Time Warner's Central European Media - sources

PRAGUE/LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Chinese energy and investment group CEFC has teamed up with Czech-Slovak financial group Penta Investments to buy Time Warner's Central European Media Enterprises, three sources familiar with the matter said.

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Italy's Berlusconi takes fight against ban from office to European court

STRASBOURG, France (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi argued on Wednesday at the European Court of Human Rights against his ban from holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for prime minister at Italy's election early next year.

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China's CEFC, Penta team up for Time Warner's Central European Media - sources

PRAGUE/LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Chinese energy and investment group CEFC has teamed up with Czech-Slovak financial group Penta Investments to buy Time Warner's Central European Media Enterprises, three sources familiar with the matter said.

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European shares edge higher, take a breather after global rally

LONDON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - European shares opened slightly higher on Wednesday, losing some of the momentum that pushed stocks in Asia and on Wall Street to new highs overnight on continued faith in synchronised economic growth around the world.

Korean War nytimes.com

North Korean Troops Violated Truce While Chasing Defector, U.N. Command Says

The United Nations Command accused North Korean troops of violating the armistice by firing weapons and crossing the border to chase a defector.

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Italy's Berlusconi contests ban from office to European court

ROME (Reuters) - Lawyers for Silvio Berlusconi will argue on Wednesday to the European Court of Human Rights against his ban on holding public office, hoping for a green light that will allow him to run for premier at Italy's election early next year.

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Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to renew his call for a border wall.

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Colombia protests Venezuelan military crossing border

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia sent a letter to the Venezuelan foreign ministry on Tuesday protesting the incursion of a military helicopter and troops from that nation over the border, the latest in a series of similar incidents that have drawn criticism from Colombia.

cnn.com

Questions over death of Border Patrol agent

Details remain scant in what the FBI describes as a "tragic incident" that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another in serious condition.

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BRIEF-Sharpspring files prospectus supplement related to resale of 2 mln shares of co's common stock by selling security holder

* Sharpspring Inc files prospectus supplement related to resale of 2 million shares of co's common stock by selling security holder - sec filing‍​ Source text -(http://bit.ly/2hPFoxq) Further company coverage:

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U.S. border officials violated court orders on travel ban: watchdog

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Department of Homeland Security violated two court orders in the days after U.S. President Donald Trump issued a temporary travel ban on citizens of seven Muslim-majority countries, according to the department's watchdog.

cnn.com

Analysis: How the computer revolution is deepening our divide

Add the computer and communications revolution to the list of fundamental changes that are widening the political divide between red and blue America.

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Border Patrol agents in Texas had traumatic head injuries

Details remain scant in what the FBI describes as a "tragic incident" that left one Border Patrol agent dead and another in serious condition.

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UPDATE 1-European shares reverse early losses, DAX immune to political worries

* Aggreko, Melrose among biggest fallers (Adds more stocks, quote)

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Lebanon army chief calls for readiness at Israel border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army chief urged his soldiers on Tuesday to stand fully ready at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy".

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Lebanon army chief asks troops for readiness at Israel border

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's army chief urged "full readiness" at the southern border to face the "threats of the Israeli enemy and its violations," the army said in a tweet on Tuesday.

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METALS-China aluminium prices drop sharply amid signs of robust global output

SYDNEY, Nov 21 (Reuters) - China aluminium futures fell sharply on Tuesday to their lowest in more than three months, dragged down by signs of robust global production.