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North Korea threat on agenda when South Korean foreign minister visits Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister will visit Japan this week to meet her Japanese counterpart, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, with Seoul and Tokyo seeking to boost cooperation over the handling of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

Rep. won't seek re-election after accusations

Democratic Rep. Ruben Kihuen has announced he won't run for re-election amid a House Ethics Committee investigation into allegations that he sexually harassed two women.

Trump lets off steam on a cloudy Friday in DC

Even presidents aren't immune to some holiday stress. With a bruising week nearly over, President Donald Trump sought to let off steam Friday.


On Pro Basketball: An N.B.A. Team in Mexico City: How Realistic Is That?

Smog, traffic, security concerns — all are issues the league is assessing. But there are lots of reasons to think it might move aggressively into Mexico.


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Russia's Aksakov: Promsvyazbank rescue won't affect other banks

MOSCOW, Dec 15 (Reuters) - The Russian banking sector will not be affected by the central bank's decision to bail out Promsvyazbank, the country's 10th largest lender by assets, TASS news agency cited the head of the Russian banking association as saying on Friday.


Team New Zealand boss endorses America's Cup preferred base venue

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - The choice of venue for the next America's Cup regatta in Auckland has been endorsed by Team New Zealand boss Grant Dalton.

UN official who visited N. Korea warns of accidental conflict

A UN official who just returned from several days speaking with North Korean officials in Pyongyang has told CNN that he is "really worried about an accidental move toward conflict."


Brazil's Neoenergia seen delaying IPO, shareholders won't reduce price -sources

SAO PAULO, Dec 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian utility Neoenergia SA is expected to decide for the postponement of its initial public offering, two sources with knowledge of the matter said on Thursday.

Social media won't win the suburban vote

A century ago, the philosopher John Dewey coined the term "social endosmosis" to describe an ideal democracy, made up of many parts dependent on each other. He warned of the dangers of a community whose interests limit "full interaction with other groups, so that its prevailing purpose is the protection of what it has got, instead of reorganization and progress through wider relationships. ... isolation makes for rigidity and formal institutionalizing of life, for static and selfish ideals within the group."

Omarosa explains White House exit on 'GMA'

The day after news broke about her departure from the Trump administration, Omarosa Manigault Newman appeared on "Good Morning America" to tell her side of the story.

Rep. Blake Farenthold won't seek re-election, source says

Rep. Blake Farenthold, who's under fire for accusations of sexual harassment, is not planning to run for re-election, a Republican source familiar with situation told CNN on Thursday.


Google Brain co-founder teams with Foxconn to bring AI to factories

(Reuters) - Andrew Ng, co-founder of some of Alphabet Inc -owned Google's most prominent artificial intelligence projects, on Thursday launches a new venture with iPhone assembler Foxconn to bring AI and so-called machine learning onto the factory floor.


Online shopping won't grow forever, says Unibail boss creating malls giant

SYDNEY/PARIS (Reuters) - Online shopping has its limits and physical stores will never go out of fashion, says the CEO of Unibail-Rodamco which is betting $16 billion on buying Westfield to create a global mall giant.

Pence's visit to Israel delayed

US Vice President Mike Pence has delayed his upcoming visit to Israel for several days, spokespeople for the Speaker of the Israeli Parliament and Foreign Ministry told CNN on Thursday.


Putin says Russia won't be dragged into new arms race with U.S.A.

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia would pay proper attention to the development of its army and navy, but it would not be dragged into a new arms race with the United States.


Zimbabwe ex-leader Mugabe visits Singapore hospital: sources

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwe president Robert Mugabe visited a hospital in Singapore this week apparently for medical checks, his first trip outside his country since he was ousted from office last month, sources in Singapore said on Thursday.


China angered as U.S. considers navy visits to Taiwan

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China accused the United States on Thursday of interfering in its internal affairs and said it had lodged a complaint after U.S. President Donald Trump signed into law an act laying the groundwork for possible U.S. navy visits to self-ruled Taiwan.


NFL-Cardinals' coach unsure if running back Peterson will play again this season

(Reuters) - Arizona Cardinals coach Bruce Arians says he has "no idea" whether veteran running back Adrian Peterson will play again this season.


Obamacare sign-ups gain steam as 2018 deadline nears

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 1.07 million consumers selected 2018 Obamacare individual insurance plans on the website during the week ended Dec. 9, the U.S. government reported on Wednesday, indicating a pick up in the pace of enrollment as the Dec. 15 deadline nears.


U.N. envoy urges Security Council to visit Myanmar, Bangladesh

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A top U.N. official recounted to the Security Council on Tuesday "heartbreaking and horrific accounts of sexual atrocities" by Myanmar soldiers against Rohingya Muslim women, urging the body to visit the region and demand an end to attacks on civilians.

Sen. Gillibrand: It was intended to silence me. It won't

Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY) responds to President Trump's tweet saying the senator "would do anything" for campaign money.


BRIEF-International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Says The Kroger Master Agreement Has Concluded


Hey, President Trump, you should definitely come to visit London

Dear President Donald Trump, I've heard some rumors in the British media that you're considering a trip over to the United Kingdom.

United States International Relations

Talk of Trump Visit Tests U.K.’s ‘Special Relationship’

The American ambassador in London said he hoped a planned trip by President Trump would go ahead despite vocal opposition.


Thai PM says no trade with North Korea, ahead of U.S. envoy's visit

BANGKOK (Reuters) - No trade takes place between Thailand and North Korea, Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday, ahead of an expected visit by a U.S. envoy seeking to step up pressure on North Korea over its weapons programs.

Nunes cleared but won't run Russia probe

Rep. Mike Conaway said Monday that he would continue running the House's Russia investigation even though the chairman of the House Intelligence Committee has been cleared by an ethics inquiry that had prevented him from running the probe.

1 sentence explains Trump's view of presidency

In this terrific New York Times piece on Donald Trump in the White House, one line stood out to me as absolutely critical to understanding how the 45th President of the United States approaches the job.

Mueller, Robert S III

Op-Ed Contributor: Why Team Trump Needs to Lay Off the Mueller Probe

If it goes to the question of impeachment, Congress will need help.

Soon, you won't have to sign to use an Amex card

Putin orders withdrawal of Russian troops in visit to Syrian base

Russian President Vladimir Putin ordered a partial withdrawal of Russian troops from Syria during a visit to the war-torn country on Monday.


Bahraini civil society group under pressure after Israel visit

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Bahraini civil society group has defended sending a delegation to Israel as a gesture of tolerance and coexistence, state news agency BNA has reported, after news of the visit sparked wide anger on social media.

Pence and Abbas won't meet, vice president's office confirms

Vice President Mike Pence's office confirmed Sunday that Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet with Pence during his upcoming trip to the Middle East following the Trump administration's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.


Egypt to sign contracts for nuclear power plant during Putin's visit: sources

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will sign contracts with Moscow during Russian President Vladimir Putin's visit to Cairo on Monday for the country's first nuclear power plant, three senior sources told Reuters on Sunday.

After a rare North Korea visit, a UN envoy warns that tensions on the peninsula must be resolved quickly

Trump stays on message during controversial civil rights museum visit

President Donald Trump honored civil rights heroes and local officials during remarks at the opening of a civil rights museum in Mississippi on Saturday, staying on message despite recent criticisms of his appearance there.


Palestinians to snub Pence during visit over Jerusalem move

CAIRO/GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas will not meet U.S. Vice President Mike Pence during Pence's visit to the region this month, in a snub over the U.S. recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital, the Palestinian Foreign Minister said on Saturday.

Civil rights leaders blast Trump's visit to civil rights museum

Just ahead of the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, leaders from the civil rights movement and the local community blasted President Donald Trump's attendance as an affront to the spirit of the event.


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.


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.


Ohio plan to sue MLS owner over team move likely to fail: experts

CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Ohio's threatened lawsuit to prevent a Major League Soccer (MLS) team from leaving the state is unlikely to be successful in court, legal experts say.


Apple's Ive returns to helm of design teams

(Reuters) - Apple Inc Chief Design Officer Jony Ive is returning to day-to-day management of the company's design teams after handing off managerial duties two years ago to focus on other projects, Apple told Reuters on Friday.


Ex-Penn State coach Sandusky's son sentenced for child sex crimes

(Reuters) - The adopted son of Jerry Sandusky, the former Penn State University assistant football coach convicted of sexually abusing young boys, was sentenced on Friday to serve up to seven years in prison for child sex crimes, a court official said.


Golden State Warriors’ Go-to Guy Doesn’t Play a Minute

Laundry, luggage, logistics ... there are 48 minutes in an N.B.A. game and about 20 hours in Eric Housen’s workday as he guides the team from one city to the next.


UPDATE 1-Trump says fines against Wells Fargo won't be dropped - Twitter

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump took aim at the country's third-largest bank on Friday tweeting that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo & Co could be "substantially increased" amid an on-going sales scandal.

United States Economy

Economic View: An Economist Explains: How to Sort Facts From Fictions

Numbers are not always reliable, and politics get in the way. Here is advice from an expert on the most solid sources for tracking the economic debate.


Trump says fines against Wells Fargo won't be dropped: Twitter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo & Co will not be dropped and could be "substantially increased."


Trump says fines against Wells Fargo won't be dropped - Twitter

WASHINGTON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday that government fines and penalties against Wells Fargo & Co will not be dropped and could be "substantially increased."


Iran's defense minister to visit Russia soon: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami plans to visit Russia soon, the RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing a source at the Iranian defense ministry.

Tillerson: Jerusalem embassy move probably won't happen this year or next

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Friday that moving the US Embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem "is not something that is going to happen this year, probably not next year."


UPDATE 2-China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, won't sell assets "blindly"

* Group exec says dismisses concerns about "liquidity crisis"


British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

Politics and Government

Erdogan, on Landmark Visit to Greece, Sets Diplomacy Aside

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan quickly deflated hopes for improved ties during the first official trip to the country by a Turkish head of state in 65 years.


HSBC beefs up Asia research team with 15 new hires in China

HONG KONG (Reuters) - HSBC said on Friday that it had expanded its Asian research team by hiring 15 analysts following the launch of HSBC Qianhai Securities, the first Chinese securities joint venture to be majority-owned by a foreign bank.


U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years for child pornography

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation.


MOVES-James Moir appointed to Jupiter UK equities team

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Jupiter Asset Management has appointed James Moir as equities analyst to its UK Growth Strategy.


Greece and Turkey trade barbs as Erdogan visits Athens

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greece and Turkey squared up over old disputes on Thursday during a state visit to Athens by President Tayyip Erdogan that quickly descended into verbal sparring over a list of historical grievances.


U.S. gymnastics team doctor sentenced to 60 years on child pornography charges

(Reuters) - A federal judge on Thursday sentenced Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor accused of sexually assaulting gymnasts, to 60 years in prison on federal child pornography charges that grew out of a sex abuse investigation, local media reported.


Pelosi says Democrats won't back short-term funding bill in Thursday vote

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi said on Thursday her party would not support a short-term government funding bill being brought up for a vote later in the day because it did not include any key Democratic priorities.


Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - (In this version of the Nov. 28 story IOTA corrects partners in the project to remove reference to Cisco in headline and first paragraph and Huawei in fifth paragraph, include Microsoft in headline and text. IOTA clarified that the error was due to the fact that it co-founded the Trusted IoT Alliance with Cisco.)

Ex-Fox News host won't rule out Senate run

Former Fox News anchor Gretchen Carlson declined Thursday to rule out a run for the US Senate, telling CNN's Poppy Harlow and John Berman that she's been asked to run in her home state of Connecticut.


CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Microsoft, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK, Nov 28 (Reuters) - IOTA, an open-source blockchain network, has teamed up with some of the biggest global corporate names led by Microsoft, Volkswagen and Samsung Group to launch what is aimed to be a secure marketplace for data, IOTA co-founder David Sønstebø said on Tuesday.


Konta appoints Joyce as new coach

(Reuters) - British world number nine Johanna Konta has named American Michael Joyce as her new coach for the 2018 season following her split from Belgian Wim Fisette in October.

As flames roar nearby, museum says it won't move priceless art collection

The J. Paul Getty Center's extensive art collection will stay put even as wildfires blaze not far from the famed Los Angeles museum, according to Ron Hartwig, vice president of communications at the Getty Trust.

Trump Jr. won't tell lawmakers what he and President discussed about Trump Tower meeting with Russians

Donald Trump Jr. would not tell House investigators Wednesday what he and his father discussed after reports surfaced about a June 2016 meeting he had in Trump Tower, citing attorney-client privilege.


Toronto Blue Jays owner Rogers considers selling team

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in an effort to generate cash that could be used in its core business, the company's chief financial officer said.


UPDATE 2-Toronto Blue Jays owner Rogers considers selling team

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canadian telecom company Rogers Communications Inc is considering selling the Toronto Blue Jays Major League Baseball team in an effort to generate cash that could be used in its core business, the company's chief financial officer said.

A wedding cake won't heal religious differences

Lindsey Vonn: I won't be representing Trump

A number of US athletes have spoken out against Donald Trump during his presidency -- and skier Lindsey Vonn has become the latest to have her say.

Lindsey Vonn: I won't represent Trump

In an interview with CNN's Christina MacFarlane, Skier Lindsey Vonn says she hopes to represent the people of the US at the 2018 Winter Olympics but not President Donald Trump.


Game on for F1 teams in virtual future

HORLEY, England (Reuters) - Grand prix teams could be racing each other in the virtual world as well as the real one next season, and fighting to sign up the hottest gamer talent, as Formula One wakes to the power of eSports.


Tillerson to visit Africa in first quarter of 2018: adviser

RAMSTEIN AIR BASE, Germany (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson is planning a trip to Africa in the first three months of next year, a senior aide said on Wednesday, amid speculation how long Tillerson might stay in the job.

Putin says he won't tell Russian athletes to boycott the Games

Russia will "seriously analyze" the decision to ban the Russian Olympic team from the 2018 Winter Olympics in PyeongChang next February before deciding on its response to Tuesday's ruling by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).


Putin says Russia won't prevent athletes from competing in Pyeongchang

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they wanted to, damping down calls from some Russians for a boycott of the Games.


Putin says Russia won't prevent athletes from competing in Pyeongchang - agencies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Wednesday that Russia would not prevent its athletes from competing at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Olympics if they so desired.


BRIEF-Bank Of Nova Scotia- Announced Partnerships With Viola Group And Team8



Greece, Turkey seek closer ties with Erdogan visit, but no quick fixes

ATHENS/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayip Erdogan will make a historic visit to Greece this week, a sign that relations between the two countries are improving, although a long list of grievances remains on both sides.

Civil Rights Movement (1954-68)

With Trump Visit, Protest May Follow Opening of Civil Rights Museum

With the announcement that President Trump would attend the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum, veteran activists debated how to respond.

Woman in 'Access Hollywood' video: That tape won't define me

My name is Arianne Zucker. Yes, I am the girl in the "Access Hollywood" video that caused huge controversy last October during the presidential campaign.

Trump's planned visit to civil rights museum called an affront to the movement

President Donald Trump will travel to Jackson, Mississippi, Saturday for the opening of the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum.


U.N. official's visit to North Korea sparks hope of mediation role

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope could spark a U.N.-led effort to defuse rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

Melania Trump and Karen Pence to visit Texas storm victims

On Wednesday morning, first lady Melania Trump will make a return visit to Texas, accompanied by second lady Karen Pence, according to the White House.

United States International Relations

Tillerson, Visiting Europe, Gets Cold Shoulder

The chilly reception given to the secretary of state in Brussels reflected concerns about President Trump’s positions on Jerusalem and Iran.


Rangers extend reign as NHL's most valuable team-Forbes

(Reuters) - The New York Rangers, worth $1.5 billion, are the most valuable franchise in the National Hockey League for a third consecutive year, according to the annual list published by business magazine Forbes on Tuesday.

Mueller team has spent $3M on Russia probe

The federal government spent nearly $7 million investigating Russian meddling in the presidential election between May and September, the Justice Department announced Tuesday.

Tweets and comments about the Russia probe from the White House and Trump's legal team backfired


UPDATE 1-YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to identify inappropriate content as the company responds to criticism over extremist, violent and disturbing videos and comments.


Curry exits Warriors' win with ankle injury, X-rays negative

(Reuters) - Stephen Curry suffered a right ankle injury in the closing stages of Golden State's win over New Orleans on Monday and left the arena on crutches, but later X-rays cleared him of any damage. Curry hurt the ankle when he lunged for a steal and turned the ankle awkwardly with just over a minute remaining in the game.


YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to review and remove violent or extremist content on the video platform.

Senior UN official to visit North Korea

A senior United Nations official will visit North Korea this week to meet with officials there and discuss "issues of mutual interest and concern," according to the UN.


U.N. rights team warns Mexico of 'crisis' in journalists' safety

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Monday the Mexican government is struggling to keep journalists safe and prosecute their oppressors, after officials toured regions of the country that are among the most dangerous in the world for reporters.

Mueller team says ex-Trump campaign chief worked on an op-ed with a Russian linked to Russian intelligence

Former Trump campaign chairman Paul Manafort was ghostwriting an op-ed while out on bail last month with a Russian who has ties to the Russian intelligence service, Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Muller's team said Monday.


Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.


Gymnastics: British body suspends men's coach Van Hoof

LONDON (Reuters) - British Gymnastics has suspended top men's coach Eddie van Hoof pending an independent investigation into allegations of misconduct.


Giants Fire Coach Ben McAdoo and General Manager Jerry Reese

The Giants are a dismal 2-10 after Sunday’s 24-17 loss to the Raiders. Only the hapless Browns, at 0-12, have a worse record.


NFL: Giants fire coach McAdoo, GM Reese

(The Sports Xchange) - The New York Giants fired second-year head coach Ben McAdoo in a housecleaning on Monday morning, less than a week after the benching of quarterback Eli Manning created a backlash from fans.

Ad: Students 'won't feel like you're in China'


With Algeria's future uncertain, Macron unlikely to dwell on past during visit

PARIS/ALGIERS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron is likely to use a visit to Algeria on Wednesday to look to the future and turn the page on the colonial past, but stop short of apologizing for his country's actions as some demand.


'Expats go home': Amsterdam's visitor boom angers locals

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch politicians gave each other high-fives when they won a contest to host the European Medicines Agency last month, but not everyone in the capital is celebrating the...

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

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

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


Merkel's Bavarian ally Seehofer won't run again as candidate for state premier: CSU's Ferber

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Christian Social Union (CSU), the Bavarian sister party of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives, Horst Seehofer, will not run again as candidate for state premier in a regional election next year, a senior CSU member told NDR broadcaster on Monday.


South Africa's rand weaker as ruling party's succession race gathers steam, stocks firmer

JOHANNESBURG, Dec 4 (Reuters) - South Africa's rand weakened early on Monday as the leadership race for the new leader of the ruling African National Congress gathered momentum, with the largest voting bloc expected to signal its preferred candidate this week.

McConnell: There won't be a shutdown

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Sunday that he is confident there will not be a government shutdown over partisan disagreements about immigration issues when funding runs out at the end of the week.

Pope explains why he didn't use the word 'Rohingyas' in Myanmar

After a week of taking some heat for not calling the Rohingya refugees by name in Myanmar, Pope Francis explained his controversial decision on Saturday, saying that he did not want to risk shutting down dialogue with the country's leaders.

Opinion: No matter what Flynn says, Trump family won't go to jail

When Michael Flynn walked into a federal courthouse in Washington and entered into a plea and cooperation deal, some people thought this marked the beginning of the end for Donald Trump's presidency. Could Flynn be the man to take down this President, and maybe even send him to jail?

Missing teen found safe with soccer coach

A Florida teenager who was reported missing Sunday was found safe about 1,000 miles away in New York with a 27-year-old soccer coach, who was taken into custody, according to the Columbia County, Florida Sheriff's Office.


Motor racing: Leclerc joins Ericsson at Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team

ARESE, Italy (Reuters) - Formula Two champion Charles Leclerc will move up to Formula One with Alfa Romeo-backed Sauber next season while Marcus Ericcson stays in the lineup despite the Swede failing to score a point in 2017.


UPDATE 2-Motor racing-Leclerc joins Ericsson at Alfa Romeo Sauber F1 team

* Announcement made at Alfa Romeo launch (Adds Giovinazzi to be reserve driver, quotes, details)


Italy financial police visit Gucci's offices in tax probe: source

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian tax police have visited the offices of fashion company Gucci for fiscal checks as part of an investigation by Milan prosecutors into suspected tax evasion, a senior source with direct knowledge of the matter said on Saturday.


Pope visits Bangladesh orphans on last day of trip headlined by Rohingya crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis visited a home in Dhaka founded by Mother Teresa for orphans, unwed mothers and destitute elderly on Saturday as he wrapped up his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.


Durant tossed from Warriors' win over Magic

(Reuters) - Golden State's Kevin Durant became the latest high-profile player to be ejected from a game when he was thrown out of the Warriors' 133-112 win over the Orlando Magic on Friday.

Prince Harry and Meghan's first royal visit

Hundreds lined the streets to see Prince Harry and Meghan Markle arrive for their first royal engagement.

Did Trump team plan to reward Russians for election meddling?


On Pro Basketball: The All-Star Who Ended Ugly Streaks for the Warriors and the Knicks

David Lee, 34, unexpectedly announced his retirement from the N.B.A. last month. He took a ring and some extraordinary memories with him.

Flynn, Michael T

Documents Reveal New Details on What Trump Team Knew About Flynn’s Calls With Russia’s Ambassador

The documents made public on Friday show that the transition team knew that Mr. Flynn was going to be discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak.

Beyoncé, Ed Sheeran team up for 'Perfect' duet

Congratulations, Beyoncé and Ed Sheeran, for creating the new go-to first dance song for newlyweds everywhere.


North Korea won't disarm, says Russian delegation to Pyongyang: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers who visited Pyongyang said North Korea was not prepared to disarm, and while it did not want nuclear war it is morally ready for it, Russia's RIA news agency reported.

Trump won't campaign for Moore in Alabama, but he'll hold a rally really close

President Donald Trump will hold a campaign-style rally in Pensacola, Florida, next Friday -- just 25 miles from the Alabama border and days before the Alabama special election for US Senate.


Wall Street gains, Dow tops 24,000 as tax bill gains steam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The S&P closed at a record high and the Dow Jones Industrial Average broke above the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday as investors gained confidence that the Republican party's push for a U.S. tax overhaul would succeed.

Missing Florida girl spotted with soccer coach

Caitlyn Frisina's parents discovered their 17-year-old daughter was missing from their Florida home Sunday morning. Now, police are tracking Frisina and a 27-year-old soccer coach across multiple states.


Djokovic adds Stepanek to coaching team

(Reuters) - Former world number one Novak Djokovic has brought Czech Radek Stepanek into his coaching team, the Serb said on Instagram on Thursday.


Wall Street up, Dow tops 24,000 as tax bill gains steam

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow Jones Industrial Average broke the 24,000 mark for the first time on Thursday and other Wall Street indexes rallied on increasing indications the Republican party's push for a U.S. tax overhaul may get enough support to pass.

After nude photo reveal, lawmaker says he won't run again

Joe Barton, the Republican Texas congressman who found himself in hot water after a nude photo of him surfaced online, will not seek re-election, Barton's office confirmed to CNN Thursday.

United States International Relations

U.K. Outcry at Trump’s Tweets Reopens Fight Over State Visit

Lawmakers responded angrily after the president shared videos from a British far-right group, then rebuked Prime Minister Theresa May.

Jerry Springer won't run for Ohio governor

Jerry Springer will not run for governor of Ohio in 2018, he announced Thursday on his podcast.


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.

Laws won't solve our fake news problems

RT -- the Kremlin-funded news channel formerly known as "Russia Today," frequently cited as a central gear in Russia's propaganda machine -- is nothing if not colorful. The network is known for declaring the Boston Marathon bombings a government plot, publicly shaming its own journalists if they dare defy the Kremlin line and for featuring American commentators known for conspiracy-mongering.

Trump seeks big win as GOP tax measure gains steam

The Republican Party finally has the wind at its back on tax reform.

Obama and Kimmel team up to fight AIDS

Former President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance on Jimmy Kimmel's fundraising special to encourage his viewers to fight against AIDS.

Robert Mueller's team asked Trump's son-in-law about Michael Flynn, sources say

Jared Kushner met earlier this month with Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team as part of the investigation into Russia's meddling in the election, according to two people familiar with the meeting.

Robots and Robotics

Afghan Girls’ Robotics Team Overcomes Setbacks to Win Contest in Europe

Members of the team were thrust into the spotlight this summer when they were briefly denied visas to attend a competition in Washington.


U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to additional sexual conduct charges

(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to additional counts of criminal sexual conduct for assaulting girls under the guise of medical treatment, Michigan Attorney General Bill Schuette said.

Trump, Donald J

Live Briefing: Senate Tax Overhaul Gains Steam as Floor Debate Awaits

After a Senate panel approved the tax rewrite on Tuesday, the full Senate could vote to begin debate on taxes as early as Wednesday afternoon.


Trump to visit Utah next week, expected to announce monument decision

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump is set to visit Utah on Monday and is expected to announce his decision on whether to reduce the size of two national monuments where drilling and mining are banned, an administration official said on Tuesday.

Judge won't block Trump's pick for watchdog agency

A federal judge hearing the case over who rightfully can lead the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau on an acting basis Tuesday denied a request to block President Donald Trump from installing Mick Mulvaney as acting director.


Blockchain network IOTA teams up with Cisco, Volkswagen, others on data marketplace

NEW YORK (Reuters) - IOTA, an open-source blockchain network, has teamed up with some of the biggest global corporate names led by Cisco Systems Inc, Volkswagen AG, and Samsung Group to launch what is aimed to be a secure marketplace for data, IOTA co-founder David Sønstebø said on Tuesday.


German broadcasters won't air ex-Pink Floyd frontman's concerts over anti-Semitism accusations

BERLIN (Reuters) - German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by British ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, citing what they call "accusations of anti-Semitism against him".

Democratic leaders won't attend budget meeting after President tweets it likely wouldn't result in a deal

Democratic leaders announced Tuesday that they will not attend a previously scheduled meeting with President Donald Trump after the President tweeted Tuesday morning that the meeting likely wouldn't result in a deal about funding the government.


RBC Investor & Treasury Services expands product management team

(Reuters) - RBC Investor & Treasury Services, a unit of Royal Bank of Canada, appointed Annette Niebuhr as managing director, network management within its product management team.


ABB, HPE team up on industrial IT project

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss group ABB and Hewlett Packard Enterprise (HPE) have agreed a strategic partnership that combines their technologies to let customers harness industrial data to increase the efficiency and flexibility of operations.


Syrian government team to arrive in Geneva for peace talks on Wednesday

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday, a day later than expected, to attend peace talks being held there this week, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

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Live Briefing: Trump to Visit Capitol as G.O.P. Leaders Hunt for Votes on Tax Bill

Republican leaders are hoping to push their bill through the Senate by the end of the week, but they still need to win over a number of concerned lawmakers.


Siemens, Airbus, Rolls-Royce team up on hybrid-electric propulsion

(Reuters) - Airbus , Rolls-Royce and Siemens have come together to develop a hybrid electric engine as the race intensifies to advance battery technology and electric motors to lower flying costs and move away from fossil fuels.


Atwal backs young Asia team for EurAsia Cup

(Reuters) - Indian duo SSP Chawrasia and Anirban Lahiri were named alongside current Asian Tour Order of Merit leader Gavin Green in a young Asian team led by Arjun Atwal for January's EurAsia Cup against Europe.


NBA: Grizzlies ditch head coach Fizdale after eight straight losses

(The Sports Xchange) - The Memphis Grizzlies fired coach David Fizdale on Monday and named J.B. Bickerstaff as the interim head coach.


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.


Turkish PM says EU confused since Brexit, needs to revisit Turkey's future place

LONDON (Reuters) - The European Union is "entirely confused" since Britain voted to leave the bloc and it needs to revisit its vision for enlargement and Turkey's place in that, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Monday.

Flynn lawyers cut off talks with Trump team

Source: Lawyers for Michael Flynn stopped talking with Trump's legal team. Could it signal a big move in the Russia probe? CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.


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

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

Tax Credits, Deductions and Exemptions

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.


'Ashamed' Franken says he won't quit Senate over groping accusations

(Reuters) - U.S. Senator Al Franken, trying to salvage his political career, said on Sunday he does not plan to resign but called himself "embarrassed and ashamed" by his behavior toward women who have accused him of groping or inappropriately touching them.

Warriors coach explains why team won't visit the White House

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Liberty offer to cushion revenue blow for F1 teams

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Commercial rights holder Liberty Media has offered Formula One teams cash advances to cushion the blow of reduced revenues caused by increased investment in the sport, Red Bull team boss Christian Horner said on Friday.

State Department won't send a high-level delegation to support Ivanka Trump's global summit trip, officials say

Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House.

NBA coach calls out Trump for attacks

Golden State Warriors head coach Steve Kerr calls President Trump's comments on former NFL player Colin Kaepernick and other NFL athletes divisive and angry.


Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.


Flynn's lawyers end communication with Trump team, signaling cooperation with Mueller: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump’s former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.


U.N. rights team to visit Mexico after journalist murders

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United Nations said on Thursday a group of experts on freedom of expression will visit Mexico at the end of November to assess the safety of journalists in the country, one of the most dangerous in the world for reporters.


Alonso launches his own eSport team

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Double world champion Fernando Alonso has become the first Formula One driver to launch his own eSport virtual racing team.

Trump celebrates economy at Coast Guard visit

The President and first lady met with Coast Guard members and their families to thank them at the Coast Guard Station Lake Worth.

Trump visits Coast Guard for Thanksgiving

President Trump and first lady Melania Trump visit a US Coast Guard station in Riviera Beach, Florida.


Pope faces diplomatic dilemma in Myanmar visit

VATICAN CITY (Reuters) - Pope Francis visits Myanmar next week, a delicate trip for the world's most senior Christian to a majority Buddhist country accused by Washington of the "ethnic cleansing" of Muslim Rohingya people.


U.S. strikes on Taliban opium labs won't work, say Afghan farmers

LASHKAR GAH, Afghanistan/KABUL (Reuters) - As U.S. and Afghan forces pound Taliban drug factories this week, farmers in the country's largest opium producing-province and narcotics experts say the strategy just repeats previous failed efforts to stamp out the trade.


U.N.'s de Mistura to visit Moscow on Friday: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - U.N. special envoy on Syria Staffan de Mistura will visit Moscow on Friday, RIA news agency reported on Thursday, citing Russian Deputy Foreign Minister Gennady Gatilov.

NFL teams are turning to mindfulness

As football coaches keep players ready through the season, they work to perfect tackles, improve running games and make sure everyone knows all the plays by heart.

Lawyer says Rep. Conyers did not harass women, won't resign

An attorney for embattled Rep. John Conyers told CNN on Wednesday that the Michigan Democrat will not resign as he faces an investigation by the House Ethics Committee over allegations that he sexually harassed and discriminated against members of his staff.


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

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

Rashida Jones explains 'Toy Story 4' departure

Rashida Jones is denying a report by The Hollywood Reporter that she left "Toy Story 4," along with writing partner Will McCormack, because of an unwanted advance by Disney animation chief and Pixar co-founder John Lasseter.

Space and Astronomy

Out There: An Interstellar Visitor Both Familiar and Alien

Astronomers offer new details about Oumuamua, a probable asteroid arriving from beyond the solar system and leaving in a big hurry.


U.S. team doctor Nassar pleads guilty to criminal sexual conduct in Michigan court

(Reuters) - Larry Nassar, the former USA Gymnastics team doctor, pleaded guilty in a Michigan court on Wednesday to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct.

Why getting rid of Conyers won't be easy

Former team USA doctor pleads guilty

Larry Nassar, the former acclaimed USA Gymnastics team doctor who is accused of sexually assaulting dozens women and girls, pleaded guilty to seven counts of first-degree criminal sexual conduct in a Michigan court on Wednesday.

This GOP congressman won't support Moore

Republican representative Leonard Lance during a Wednesday morning appearance on CNN's "New Day" supported the women who have come forward with allegations against Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore.


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.


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.

Meet the first interstellar visitor to our solar system

On October 19, the Pan-STARRS 1 telescope in Hawaii spotted something strange zooming through our solar system. It turned out to be a visitor from beyond our solar system, and it's unlike anything astronomers have seen before.


FIA returns entry fee paid by defunct Manor F1 team

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One's governing body has returned the entry fee paid a year ago by the now-defunct Manor team, the International Automobile Federation (FIA) said on Monday.

Mueller team set to interview WH officials

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.


Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Tuesday: Hariri's office

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister in a televised broadcast from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Tuesday to meet Egyptian President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi, Hariri's office said on Sunday.

Zelizer: What Trump won't tweet

You're not going to read this in a tweet from President Donald Trump; but it can be said in a Twitter-length post: The free press is not an optional part of our democracy, it is an integral part of it. Without it, our political system can never be its best.


Lebanon's Hariri to visit Egypt on Monday: leader in Future Movement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who announced his resignation as Lebanese prime minister from Saudi Arabia on Nov. 4, will visit Egypt on Monday, a leader in Hariri's Future Movement said.


Soccer: Colombian match postponed after team bus attacked

BOGOTA (Reuters) - A Colombian soccer match between Junior and Deportivo Pasto was postponed on Saturday after the visitors' bus was attacked, leaving a player and two members of the backroom staff injured, the league said.


Motor racing: Alonso to test with Toyota endurance team in Bahrain

(Reuters) - The prospect of Fernando Alonso racing for Toyota at Le Mans this year moved a step closer after the Japanese manufacturer said he would test with them in Bahrain on Sunday.


Palestinians say they won't be blackmailed by U.S. move to close PLO office

RAMALLAH/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Palestinian officials expressed surprise on Saturday at a U.S. decision to close the Palestine Liberation Organization office in Washington unless the group enters peace negotiations with Israel, and said they would not surrender to blackmail.


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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N.C.A.A. Champs Visit the White House

Eighteen teams, from several sports, met with President Trump on Friday.


Murray splits with coach Lendl for second time

LONDON (Reuters) - Andy Murray has mutually agreed to end his relationship with coach Ivan Lendl for a second time, the British former world number one said on Friday.


Alpine visitors should know the signs of acute mountain sickness

(Reuters Health) - Going quickly from low altitude to high altitude can cause headache, fatigue and nausea, the American Medical Association warns in a new publication directed at travelers.


Celtics rally to beat Warriors for 14th straight victory

(The Sports Xchange) - A media type suggested to Steph Curry that Golden State will be returning to Boston's TD Garden again this season.


Kerber appoints Fissette as new coach

(Reuters) - Former world number one Angelique Kerber is hoping to bounce back from a disappointing campaign with the announcement that Belgian Wim Fisette will replace Torben Beltz as her coach in 2018, the German said on Thursday.


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

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


High School Teams Head to China, Mixing Basketball and Business

Eager to market themselves and their players, three United States high schools are likely to face added scrutiny at a tournament in Beijing next month after three U.C.L.A. players were arrested in China.

Law and Legislation

Live Briefing: As House Prepares to Vote on Tax Bill, Trump Visits Capitol Hill and an Analysis Shows Tax Increases for Low-Income Taxpayers

The House is expected to approve a $1.5 trillion tax cut, though several New Jersey and New York Republicans may join Democrats in opposing the bill.


Lebanese president hopes Hariri visit to France will end crisis

BEIRUT/PARIS (Reuters) - Lebanon's president said on Thursday he hoped the crisis over Saad al-Hariri's resignation as prime minister and stay in Saudi Arabia would soon end with Hariri visiting France.


New Quay Journal: A Cliff-Edge Town Visited by Poets, Dolphins — and Octopuses

Octopuses and giant barrel jellyfish come and go in a town where Wales’s best-known alcoholic drank. The dolphins seem to be staying, so far.


On Pro Basketball: Remember When the Warriors Stunk? These Guys Had a Front-Row Seat

Before Golden State rose to the pinnacle of the N.B.A., members of the franchise’s broadcast crew gave themselves pep talks through many wretched seasons.


Visit an Austrian Village, Replicated in China

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

Prison ball: Meet the San Quentin Warriors

The unlikely connection between the Golden State Warriors and a prison basketball team

Where NBA team names came from

Fascinating stories behind NBA team names.