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Brazil's Kroton looks to expand overseas through acquisitions

SAO PAULO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Brazilian for-profit education company Kroton Educacional SA has begun studies to expand abroad via acquisitions and is also eyeing new domestic targets, the firm's chairman and senior executives said on Monday.


Mubadala has done 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of the Softbank fund

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Abu Dhabi's state investor, Mubadala [MUDEV.UL], has made 15 to 16 investments in Silicon Valley as part of a partnership with Softbank Group, deputy group CEO, Waleed al-Muhairi, told a conference in Abu Dhabi.

For the first time in US history, a road will likely be carved through a protected wilderness refuge

A wilderness refuge protected since the Eisenhower administration could have a road carved right through it

Indigenous People

Explore Bears Ears Through Indigenous Voices

Bears Ears National Monument is at the center of America’s public lands debate. Visit the area in 360 and hear from some of the people affected by the boundary change.


Dozens of Horses Killed as Fires Tear Through California

The horses died in two fires this week — and at least three people were injured — even as trainers and rescuers tried to save as many as they could.


High winds to hamper California firefighters through weekend

FARIA BEACH/LILAC, Calif. (Reuters) - Armies of firefighters on Friday battled an expanding front of Southern California wildfires that have raged for five days and destroyed at least 500 structures, with the gusty winds driving the conflagrations expected to continue into the weekend.


Britain, EU clinch Brexit 'breakthrough' with move to trade talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for arduous talks on future trade ties, easing immediate pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit.

California Today

California Today: California Today: Guiding L.A. Through a Crisis

Monday: Mayor Eric M. Garcetti responds to the wildfires, 747 Supertankers, Bay Area Firefighters and Xavier Becerra.


Britain and EU clinch Brexit 'breakthrough' with move to trade talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for arduous trade talks, easing immediate pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit.

Brexit breakthrough? Yes, but now the hard work begins

Suicides and Suicide Attempts

Sifting Through a Life After Suicide

In a documentary, a filmmaker sorts through the items her sister left behind to try to make sense of her life, and her death.


Silicon Valley meets 'Flash Boys' on new corporate listings program

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A new would-be stock exchange based in Silicon Valley is teaming up with IEX Group, the newest U.S. stock exchange and focus of author Michael Lewis's book, "Flash Boys: A Wall Street Revolt," on a corporate listings program, the company said on Thursday.


UPDATE 1-Telecoms group Orange aims to boost profit margins through to 2020 via networks investments

* Strategy contrasts with that of rival Altice (Recasts story, adds detail, background)


BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Bob Iger Likely To Stay At Company for Additional 2-3 Years If Deal With 21St Century Fox Goes Through- CNBC



BRIEF-Treasury Metals Increases Flow-Through Financing to C$4.25 mln



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

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

California fire tore through neighborhoods, razed homes

Burning with extreme speed and ferocity, a flurry of wildfires torched more than 65,000 acres in Southern California, as firefighters struggled to control the simultaneous infernos.


BRIEF-Preferred Apartment Communities To Acquire Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center Through Subsidiary



After Africa trip, France's Macron breaks 50 percent popularity rating

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rose above 50 percent for the first time since he was elected in May with people approving of the way he defends the country's interests abroad, a poll showed on Tuesday.


House to vote Wednesday on bill to fund gov't through Dec 22

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives will vote on Wednesday on a bill to fund the federal government through Dec. 22, the head of the House Rules Committee told reporters on Tuesday.


Buy sterling on a 'Brexit breakthrough'? Not yet, say investors

LONDON (Reuters) - Sterling investors remain hesitant about chasing the rallying pound higher even as the British government said it was close to an agreement with the European Union on how to move Brexit talks onto trade next year.

European Sovereign Debt Crisis (2010- )

Eurogroup, Looking Past Period of Crisis, Picks New Leader From Portugal

The selection of Mario Centeno reflects a shift by the Eurogroup, which has grappled with the near-constant collapse of the euro in recent years.

Computers and the Internet

Where Silicon Valley Is Going to Get in Touch With Its Soul

The Esalen Institute, a storied hippie hotel in Big Sur, Calif., has reopened with a mission to help technologists who discover that “inside they’re hurting.”

Travel and Vacations

In Haiti, Tracing a Paradise Lost

The U.N. says the country is now stable, and tourism is growing. But the former vacation paradise still has a faded beauty.


Pope says his defense of Rohingya got through in Myanmar

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Saturday defended his strategy of avoiding the term "Rohingya" in Myanmar, saying he believed he got his message across to both the civilian and military leadership without shutting down dialogue.


Pope ends sensitive trip to Asia after seeking Rohingya forgiveness

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended a diplomatically tricky trip to Asia on Saturday, seeking the forgiveness of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Myanmar.


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.


Wall Street hiking corporate profit forecasts on tax cut expectations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wall Street forecasters have been hiking their outlooks for 2018 corporate profits on rising expectations that the proposed U.S. tax overhaul, championed by President Donald Trump, will pass, giving a boost to companies' bottom lines.


Venezuela government and foes resume talks, breakthrough unlikely

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition began a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.


Pope uses word 'Rohingya' in public for first time on Asia trip

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday used the word "Rohingya" for the first time during his current trip to Asia to refer to refugees who have fled in large numbers from violence in Myanmar.


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.


Breaking Through Categories and Conventions at BAM

Drawing, weaving, monologues — Suzanne Bocanegra turns traditions into surreal delights at the Brooklyn Academy of Music.

Travel and Vacations

The Getaway: Sending Out an SOS: The Rise of Travel Security Apps

Safety apps aim to offer assurance on the road.

Travel and Vacations

New Seven Wonders in 360: Chichén Itzá

An ancient Maya city that eventually became part of the Maya-Toltec civilization.

Senate Ethics Committee looking into Franken

The Senate Ethics Committee has begun looking into the allegations against Sen. Al Franken, according to a statement from the committee issued Thursday.

Fashion and Apparel

10 Polaroids: Marco Zanini Captures His Italian Trip — in Polaroids

The designer for Santoni documents his excursion to Italy's Marche region exclusively for T.


Russia's Gushchina fails 2012 dope test; already stripped of medals

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian sprinter Yulia Gushchina, who has previously been stripped of three relay medals won in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics after team mates were banned for doping, has also been disqualified from the London Games after testing positive, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.


Venezuela's Maduro strips rival of U.N. post amid corruption purge: sources

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representative to the United Nations in New York, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.


Taco truck halts GM autonomous car's cruise through city streets

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A self-driving General Motors Co Bolt slowly drove more than two miles through crowded San Francisco streets in its media debut on Tuesday, but double-parked cars and orange traffic cones tripped up the computer driver, and a taco truck stumped the machine.


North Korea says 'breakthrough' puts U.S. mainland within range of nuclear weapons

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea said it successfully tested a new intercontinental ballistic missile on Wednesday in a "breakthrough" that puts the U.S. mainland within range of its nuclear weapons whose warheads could withstand re-entry to the Earth's atmosphere.


BMW looking for partners to develop electric small cars

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Germany's BMW AG is talking with other automakers "around the world" to try to find partners to lower the cost of electrifying its future Mini small cars, management board member Peter Schwarzenbauer told Reuters.


Pope calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic conflicts and communal strife.


UPDATE 1-Codelco CEO seeks to learn about lithium mining on China trip

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Chief Executive Officer of Chilean state copper company Codelco, Nelson Pizarro, will visit research institutes in China to learn about lithium extraction on his current trip to Asia, he said on Wednesday.


Codelco CEO seeks to learn about lithium mining on China trip

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Chief Executive Officer of Chilean state copper company Codelco, Nelson Pizarro, will visit research institutes in China to learn about lithium extraction on his current trip in Asia, he said on the sidelines of a conference on Wednesday.


BRIEF-Advanced Emissions Solutions Delivered Notice That Co's 401(K) Plan Will Be "Blacked Out" To Effect Any Transaction In Co's Stock Through Plan Accounts



BRIEF-Centripetal Networks says Court Rules In Favor Of Co In Patent Infrigement Lawsuit


Obama to meet with China's Xi on 3-country trip

Former President Barack Obama embarks Tuesday on an five-day trip to China, India and France, where he will meet with many of his former counterparts, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama's spokeswoman told CNN.


SEC looking at fixed-income markets with 'greater focus': Clayton

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission Chairman Jay Clayton said on Tuesday that the SEC has formed a group to examine fixed-income markets with the goal of protecting retail...


Turkey-backed rebels in Syria put IS jihadists through rehab

MAREA, Syria/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Shaven-headed former jihadists filled a classroom in northern Syria as a Muslim cleric taught them a more moderate form of Islam than the version they had imposed in Islamic State's self-proclaimed caliphate.


UPDATE 1-TransCanada says EBITDA to grow at 10 percent through 2020

Nov 28 (Reuters) - TransCanada Corp said it expects comparable earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA) to grow at an average rate of about 10 percent through 2020.

Travel and Vacations

In the South and North, New (and Vital) Civil Rights Trails

African-American history is the subject of new museums, memorials and routes like the US Civil Rights Trail.

Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honor

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of an award by the British city of Oxford, where she went to university, for her handling of the Rohingya crisis.


Trump Panama hotel owners trying to strip president's name -report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama City are trying to strip the president's name from the building and remove his company from management, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

Pickup truck slams through gym wall

Security cameras were rolling when a truck plowed through a wall at Real Fitness Gym in Playa del Rey, California.

Travel and Vacations

Footsteps: Rubén Darío’s Nicaragua

Across the country where he was born more than 150 years ago, the poet who breathed new life into the Spanish language is honored and remembered.


German domestic spy agency hits out at Silicon Valley

BERLIN, Nov 27 (Reuters) - The head of Germany's domestic intelligence agency accused U.S. tech giants like Facebook on Monday of failing to take enough responsibility for content on their sites, undermining democracy by not distinguishing between fact and opinion.


Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of conducting "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people.


BRIEF-Ctrip And Big Bus Tours Signs Strategic Agreement

* CTRIP AND BIG BUS TOURS SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( )


Bubble or breakthrough? Bitcoin keeps central bankers on edge

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Central bankers say the success of bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies is just a bubble.


Pope begins Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world's most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of "ethnic cleansing" its Muslim Rohingya people.


Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope's diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of Catholics gathered in Yangon on Monday after journeys by train and bus, excited to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who begins a trip to Myanmar fraught with diplomatic risk over its treatment of the minority Muslim Rohingya people.

Trump could be on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course

President Donald Trump could be on track to spend as much as triple the time former President Barack Obama did on the golf course in his first year in office -- and to play more than former President George W. Bush did in eight years in office.

Travel and Vacations

Check In: In Busy Rome, a Hotel That’s an Oasis

The NH Collection Palazzo Cinquecento is comfortable and calm — and close to the bustling Termini Station. But cost-cutting measures are noticeable.


James has another triple-double as Cavs win seventh straight

(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James changed shoes at halftime on Friday night. Then, he turned the game in the Cleveland Cavaliers' favor in the second half.

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.

Travel and Vacations

Looking for the Sublime? It’s in This Swiss Valley.

A hiking trip through a glacial ravine crowded with waterfalls and enclosed by sheer cliff faces is just about as breathtaking as it sounds.

Travel and Vacations

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.


Chile lithium miner SQM says legal dispute could linger through 2018

SANTIAGO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Chilean lithium and fertilizer producer Sociedad Quimica Y Minera (SQM) said on Thursday its ongoing legal dispute with Chilean authorities over royalty payments may not be resolved until the end of 2018.


Hamilton mourns end of good-looking era for F1

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - Formula One faces an uglier future after Sunday's season-ending Abu Dhabi Grand Prix with the 'halo' head protection device due to be introduced in 2018, four times world champion Lewis Hamilton said on Thursday.


BRIEF-Pennymac financial says co through two of its controlled subsidiaries entered into a master repurchase agreement​

* Pennymac Financial Services Inc - ‍On November 17, co through two of its controlled subsidiaries entered into a master repurchase agreement​


UK to seek to cut plastic waste through tax system, charges: Hammond

LONDON (Reuters) - The British government will look into ways to reduce plastic waste through the tax system and charges on single-use plastic items, finance minister Philip Hammond said on Wednesday during his budget speech to parliament.

Documents show involvement of Zinke's wife on official trip

A batch of documents reveal frustration among staffers at the Department of Interior over coordinating travel for Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife on an official trip, creating another headache for an administration that's already been criticized for its handling of Cabinet secretary travel.


BRIEF-MDU Resources Group says ‍announced capital expenditure forecast for 2018 through 2022​

* MDU Resources Group Inc - ‍announced capital expenditure forecast for 2018 through 2022​

United States Politics and Government

The Conversation: Thirteen Ways of Looking at a Sex Scandal

From Bill Clinton to Roy Moore all the way back to Thomas Jefferson.

Travel and Vacations

Travel Tips: 5 Rules for a Really Good Trip With the Kids

Tips include: Let everyone pick an activity, figure out child care in advance, determine the accommodations that best suit your family.


Rosneft CEO Sechin to miss Ulyukayev's trial due to business trip - agencies

MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Russia's oil major Rosneft, Igor Sechin, will miss ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev's trial on Wednesday, where he was due to appear as a witness, because of a business trip, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.


BRIEF-Hugo Games raised about nok 44 mln through private placement

* Hugo games-raised about nok 44 million in gross proceeds through private placement of 92.6 million new shares at subscription price equivalent of nok 0.48​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Travel and Vacations

Detroit: The Most Exciting City in America?

How a 21st century Detroit navigates the dangers of regeneration is a particularly poignant question on the 50th anniversary of the 1967 Detroit race riots.

New York Times Neediest Cases Fund

The Neediest Cases Fund: Even Her Shopping Trips Require a Chaperone, So She Makes Them Last

Alice Brunn, 79, lost her vision in her 60s and can’t leave home unattended. When her son takes her out, she plans several stops along the way.

These deals are happening now through Cyber Monday


Bitcoin hits record high after smashing through $8,000 for first time

LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin hit a new record high on Monday after smashing through the $8,000 level for the first time over the weekend, marking an almost 50 percent climb in just eight days.


BRIEF-First Guaranty ‍enters distribution deal to sell through Sandler O'neill, shares par value $1 per share​

* First Guaranty says ‍entered into distribution deal to sell through Sandler O'Neill, shares of common stock, par value $1.00 per share - SEC filing​ Source text: ( Further company coverage:

Venture Capital

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

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

Harar (Ethiopia)

Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the more exciting places to visit in the world right now: An attractive mix of ancient tradition and rapid modernization.

Gang members seek new lives through writing


A New ‘She’s Gotta Have It’: Spike Lee’s Feminist Breakthrough

Critics have long noted Mr. Lee’s “woman problem.” But in his new Netflix series, based on his 1986 film, he has created his most nuanced female character yet.


Pass-through businesses to see cuts under tax plan: Steven Mnuchin

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The majority of small businesses and non-corporate enterprises known as "pass-throughs" would see a significant tax cut under the Republican tax plan, U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said on Friday.


BRIEF-Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA

* Celgene Corp and bluebird bio announce bb2121 anti-BCMA CAR-T cell therapy has been granted Breakthrough Therapy designation from FDA and prime eligibility from EMA for relapsed and refractory multiple myeloma


Republican senator: Tax plan needs more relief for pass-through businesses

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A Republican senator who has publicly opposed the current draft of the Senate tax reform plan said on Thursday he wants to see more tax relief for pass-through businesses, like partnerships, because he sees them as the source of U.S. economic growth.


Europe approves GlaxoSmithKline's new triple lung drug

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Europe has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, which the group hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of older drug Advair.


BlackBerry shifts patent strategy through outsourcing deal

TORONTO (Reuters) - Canada's BlackBerry Ltd announced the outsourcing of a significant part of its patent licensing efforts on Wednesday to a unit of the U.S.-based Marconi Group.


UPDATE 1-BlackBerry shifts patent strategy through outsourcing deal

TORONTO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Canada's BlackBerry Ltd announced the outsourcing of a significant part of its patent licensing efforts on Wednesday to a unit of the U.S.-based Marconi Group.


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

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

President paints his trip through Asia as a huge success that restored US standing in the world

President Donald Trump, fresh off a five-country swing through Asia, sought Wednesday to cast his first 10 months on the world stage as an unmitigated success, claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the US's standing in the world.

United States Politics and Government

Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

In midday remarks from the White House, President Trump is expected to declare that “America is Back” as he sums up a year of action on the world stage.

Trump touts 'respect' he saw on Asia trip

Travel and Vacations

Overnight in Walmart Parking Lots: Silence, Solace and Refuge

Walmart’s practice of letting people populate many of its parking lots has made the retail giant’s stores a reliable destination and a place where an informal culture emerges before and after dark.


Immigrant workers in U.S. have tripled risk for heat-related death

(Reuters Health) - Compared to U.S. citizens, immigrants have more than three times the risk of dying from heat-related illness - with the majority of deaths occurring in just three states, according to a recent study.


Trump skips East Asia summit plenary, but says trip was a success

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delays, but he said his marathon trip to the region had been a success.


Silicon Valley blasts Senate proposal to tax startup options

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - A proposal by the U.S. Senate to change the way shares in startup companies are taxed incited panic and dread in Silicon Valley on Monday, with startup founders and investors warning of nothing less than the demise of their industry should the proposal become law.


Sessions looking into special counsel for Clinton issues: media reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions has asked Justice Department prosecutors to decide if a special counsel should be appointed to investigate certain Republican concerns, including alleged wrongdoing by the Clinton Foundation and the sale of a uranium company to Russia, according to media reports on Monday.


Misfiring Italy fail to reach World Cup as Sweden go through

MILAN (Reuters) - Italy failed to qualify for the World Cup for the first time in 60 years after being held to a 0-0 draw at home to Sweden, who booked a place at next year's tournament in Russia with a 1-0 aggregate win on Monday. The Swedes survived wave after wave of Italian attacks in the second leg of their European playoff tie on a night of unremitting tension and drama at a disbelieving San Siro. Four-times champions Italy, who had not missed the World Cup since the 1958 finals in S

Computers and the Internet

Foiling Cyberspies on Business Trips

Intellectual property theft is not new, but it’s more widespread, experts say, thanks to tiny cameras and microphones or compromised Wi-Fi networks.

McConnell looking at options, including write-ins

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell tells reporters he believes the sexual misconduct allegations leveled against Alabama Republican Senate nominee Roy Moore.


BRIEF-Ohio Valley Banc Corp files for non-timely 10-Q

* Ohio Valley Banc Corp files for non-timely 10-Q - SEC filing Source text ( Further company coverage:

Travel and Vacations

When New York City Was a (Literal) Battlefield

With old maps in one hand and Google Maps in the other, the author Russell Shorto roams across the city’s five boroughs, searching for remnants of the American Revolution.


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

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

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Contributor: On Trump’s Trip to China

Is the American president ceding global leadership to China?


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

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

Fugitive American polygamist caught in Mexico linked to triple murder

An American polygamist accused of child sex crimes in Arizona was caught after nearly 15 years on the run when Mexican authorities linked him to a triple homicide.

Travel and Vacations

Footsteps: Charlie Chaplin, at Home in Switzerland

Was it the peace and quiet? Or the lenient Swiss tax code? From 1953 until 1977, the silent film star lived on the Swiss Riviera in a house that recently opened as a museum.


Australian hotelier Meriton manipulated TripAdvisor ratings - court

SYDNEY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Australian hotel operator owned by billionaire Harry Triguboff deliberately withheld unhappy customers' details from travel review site TripAdvisor to avoid bad reviews, a court found on Friday.

The President's former security chief testifies that he turned down the offer during a trip to Moscow

President Donald Trump's long-time confidante Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump's hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony.


Putin says U.S. looking to stir trouble at upcoming Russian presidential vote: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States of wanting to stir trouble at Russia's presidential elections in retaliation for alleged Russian meddling in the 2016 U.S. presidential vote, RIA Novosti news agency reported on Thursday.

Cars, food, and sports fans: Tailgating through the years

Cars, food, and sports fans: A history of tailgating


Mattis looking at ways to bring Russia into compliance with arms control treaty

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said on Thursday he had discussed Russia's violation of an arms control treaty with his NATO counterparts and they were looking at how to bring Moscow into compliance with it.


UPDATE 1-Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.

New TripAdvisor feature aims to flag sexual assault concerns


Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.


Sky-high stock market has investors looking to commodities

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A growing number of investors are plowing money into commodities, seeking to diversify their holdings on gnawing concerns about a stock market correction as equities scale new highs almost daily.

Computers and the Internet

WITH...JARON LANIER: Soothsayer in the Hills Sees Silicon Valley’s Sinister Side

His house and his new book, “Dawn of the New Everything,” are both crammed full of strange and mesmerizing stuff.

Travel and Vacations

Lessons in Stillness From One of the Quietest Places on Earth

In the wilderness of Washington State’s Hoh Rain Forest, a poet searches for the rare peace that true silence can offer.


BRIEF-Cartier Resources announces $4 mln bought deal flow-through private placement and $2 mln common share private placement

* Cartier Resources announces $4.0 million bought deal flow-through private placement and $2.0 million common share private placement


Running Through the Heart of Navajo

The Canyon de Chelly Ultra on the Navajo reservation tests hearts, minds and legs on a treacherous, 34-mile path up 1,000 feet, to finish “in beauty.”


China's Xi fetes Trump on first day of Beijing trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for U.S President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China's emperors.

Men's health gets the Silicon Valley treatment


BRIEF-Tamarack Valley Energy reports Q3 FFO ‍$0.15​ per share

* Tamarack Valley Energy Ltd. announces record 2017 third quarter results and increased 2017 capital

Marine One (Helicopter)

DMZ Memo: Shrouded in Secrecy, Trump’s DMZ Trip Is Foiled by Fog

Behind the scenes with President Trump as he tried and failed to make a surprise visit to one of the world’s most dangerous borders.


Fog forces Trump to abandon DMZ trip in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to make an unannounced visit to the heavily fortified border separating North and South Korea was aborted on Wednesday after dense fog prevented his helicopter from landing, officials said.

CIA director looking into DNC hack theory

CIA Director Mike Pompeo met with an advocate of a conspiracy theory claiming that the theft of DNC emails came from a DNC employee, not Russia. Pompeo's move reportedly came at President Trump's request.


Review: A Triple Bill at the Royal Ballet Comes Up Two-Thirds Short

Three choreographers tackle the question of “what is ballet?” Only Twyla Tharp seems to know the answer.

Travel and Vacations

Personal Journeys: In Rural Japan, Lifting a Shrine and Building a Friendship

The heavy portable shrine is known as the mikoshi. I was invited to help carry it in a local festival. It was a strenuous lesson in community.


BRIEF-Rosetta Stone expands reach through new Amazon Alexa skill

* Rosetta Stone expands reach through new Amazon Alexa skill Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


BRIEF-‍Samsung Electronics America says Galaxy S8 active now available through Sprint and T-Mobile in Meteor Gray starting this month​

* ‍Samsung Electronics America says Samsung Galaxy S8 active will now be available through Sprint and T-Mobile in Meteor Gray starting this month​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:


JPMorgan sees more Saudi firms looking at overseas listings after Aramco

ABU DHABI (Reuters) - JPMorgan is in early talks with Saudi Arabian companies about overseas listings, its investment bank chief said, raising the possibility that more firms could join oil giant Saudi Aramco in seeking an international flotation.


Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for UAE trip

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a political crisis on Saturday by declaring his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has traveled to the UAE, Saudi-owned media said on Tuesday.


Former Trump adviser Page met Russian officials in 2016 Moscow trips

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to U.S. lawmakers that he met with a Russian deputy prime minister on two trips to Moscow in 2016 and consulted with senior Trump campaign staff about one visit.


Mobile bank N26 sees customers tripling within two years: CEO

LONDON (Reuters) - The smartphone-based bank N26 expects to peel away 5 to 10 percent of retail customers from established banks in its core continental European market in the next two to three years, its chief executive told Reuters.

Where to indulge your inner geek in Silicon Valley

He is set to begin a 13-day trek through Asia that he hopes will divert from political controversy at home

Trump makes unexpected stop before Asia trip

Before departing on a trip to Asia, President Trump made an unannounced stop at the Trump International Hotel Waikiki Beach, a property he licensed his name to and does not own, according to the hotel's website.

Colleges and Universities

Swelling College Endowments Tempt Lawmakers Looking for Tax Dollars

House Republicans are proposing a 1.4 percent tax on wealthier colleges’ investment income to help pay for broad cuts.

Carter Page met with Russian official during 2016 trip to Moscow

Carter Page met with Russian Deputy Prime Minister Arkady Dvorkovich while in Moscow in July 2016, the former foreign policy adviser to Donald Trump's campaign confirmed to CNN on Friday.


Trump, dogged at home, begins longest presidential Asia trip in years

HONOLULU (Reuters) - President Donald Trump arrived in Hawaii on Friday as he set out on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis.

Travel and Vacations

Puerto Rico on Her Mind: How to Help a Stricken Island Called Home

Many loyal visitors to the Caribbean, including this writer, plan to travel to their island getaways, eager to help out, if only with their tourism dollars.

Education (K-12)

Education Disrupted: Inside Silicon Valley’s Playbook for Wooing School Superintendents

Tech firms are deploying sophisticated marketing techniques to try to sell their wares into America’s classrooms.

United States International Relations

Trump’s Grueling Asia Trip: 5 Nations, 12 Days

Mr. Trump will meet Pacific Rim leaders in the Philippines on Nov. 14 in the longest tour of Asia by a president since 1991.


Trump, dogged at home, heads on longest presidential Asia trip in years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Beset by challenges at home, President Donald Trump on Friday embarks on the longest trip to Asia by an American president in more than a quarter century, looking for help to pressure North Korea to stand down from a nuclear crisis.

TripAdvisor Apologizes for Deleting Review Detailing Rape at Mexican Resort

The website said it had restored a review reporting a sexual assault at a Mexican hotel and introduced a way to warn travelers of similar episodes.

Ex-Trump aide testifies he told Jeff Sessions about Russia trip

Former Trump foreign policy adviser Carter Page privately testified Thursday that he mentioned to Jeff Sessions he was traveling to Russia during the 2016 presidential campaign — as new questions emerge about the attorney general's comments to Congress about Russia and the Trump campaign.


UPDATE 7-'Nonchalant' suspect arrested after Colorado Walmart triple-slaying

THORNTON, Colo., Nov 2 (Reuters) - Police in Colorado on Thursday captured a man accused of walking calmly into a suburban Denver Walmart and fatally shooting three people at random before driving away.

Social Media

Op-Ed Contributor: Silicon Valley Can’t Destroy Democracy Without Our Help

With Russian meddling making headlines, it’s trendy to bash social media companies. Instead, we should look in the mirror.


'Nonchalant' suspect arrested after Colorado Walmart triple-slaying

THORNTON, Colo. (Reuters) - Police in Colorado on Thursday captured a man who they had said calmly walked into a suburban Denver Walmart and fatally shot three people at random before driving away.


Trump to press for end to North Korea nuclear program on Asia trip: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump will use his trip to Asia to emphasize that North Korea's pursuit of nuclear weapons is a "dead end" and to urge countries with influence over Pyongyang to pressure it to denuclearize, the White House said on Thursday.


U.S. top diplomat to visit Asia as part of Trump trip: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Japan, South Korea, China, Vietnam, the Philippines and Myanmar as part of President Donald Trump's trip to Asia starting on Friday, the Department of State said on Thursday.


Goldman's Blankfein is only major financial firm CEO to join Trump on China trip

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc Chief Executive Lloyd Blankfein will visit China as part of a business delegation in November at the same time as U.S. President Donald Trump, a Goldman spokesman confirmed.


TripAdvisor to offer Takeaway's food delivery in Europe

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - TripAdvisor users will be able to order meal deliveries in nine European countries under a deal with Dutch online food delivery company

companyNews announces partnership with Tripadvisor‍​

* ANNOUNCES PARTNERSHIP WITH TRIPADVISOR‍​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)


GSK gets boost for early cancer hopes with breakthrough status

LONDON, Nov 2 (Reuters) - GlaxoSmithKline received a boost for its oncology research on Thursday when an experimental drug for blood cancer received a "breakthrough" designation from U.S. regulators.


BRIEF-GSK says BCMA receives FDA breakthrough therapy designation and orphan drug designation


Russia probe raises the stakes on Trump's Asia trip

President Donald Trump spent hours isolated in the third-floor residence of the White House for two straight mornings this week, agonizing over developments in the Russia investigation, as aides scrambled to reschedule some briefings to prepare him for the most complicated foreign trip of his presidency.

Opinion: Asia trip is an opportunity for Trump

Presidential trips can be a strong policy instrument when wielded correctly. But when poorly planned or executed, time abroad can result in irrevocable blows to US national security.

Starbucks holiday cups through the years


BRIEF-Imperial looking at ways to increase Kearl production to 240,000 bpd

* Says identified ways to increase production at Kearl oil sands mine to 240,000 bpd over next two years

Travel and Vacations

Road Trip: How I Rolled on the Crescent: New York to New Orleans by Rail

Just about everyone, it seems, wants to take a long train trip. Here’s what it’s really like, from roomette to dining car (plus a delay or three).


Wal-Mart triples online items, lowers prices as holiday season kicks in

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Wal-Mart Stores Inc is planning to boost sales and fend off rivals this holiday season by doubling down on incentives for shoppers who buy online and those who visit its stores.


Trump will not visit DMZ during Asia trip: official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will not go to the heavily fortified demilitarized zone (DMZ) on the border of North Korea and South Korea during his Asia trip, a senior administration official said on Tuesday.


Libyan coast guard intercepts nearly 300 migrants east of Tripoli

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's coastguard intercepted 299 migrants from sub-Saharan African countries on two rubber boats east of Tripoli on Thursday, officials said.

Stelter: Trump has a fog machine. Journalists have to see through it


Older patients having a heart attack often delay hospital trip

(Reuters Health) - A significant proportion of older people having heart attacks put off going to a hospital, a recent study found.


Trump says he is not looking to phase in corporate tax cut

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he was not looking for the corporate tax rate reduction that the White House is seeks to be phased in over time.

Musburger, Brent

You Are Looking Live at Brent Musburger in the Casino

The former football broadcaster is betting heavily that his family-owned streaming site will be a hit with gamblers obeying “the guys in the desert.”


Kremlin: Syria, oil high on Putin's agenda on trip to Iran on Wed

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin will discuss the Syria crisis and energy cooperation with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani and Iran's top authority supreme leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei when he visits Tehran on Wednesday, the Kremlin said on Tuesday.


DoorDash opens Silicon Valley home for 'virtual' restaurants

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - After helping customers bypass dining rooms, food delivery company DoorDash is giving chefs the option to do the same with delivery-only "virtual" restaurants run out of its new commissary in Silicon Valley.


Samsung Electronics third-quarter profit nearly triples to new record

SEOUL (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd said on Tuesday it will pay dividends of about 29 trillion won in the 2018-2020 period as it reported record operating profit for the three months through September, lifted by its largest-ever memory chip earnings.


UPDATE 1-Samsung Elec Q3 profit nearly triples to new record

* Says to pay 29 trln won in dividends in 2018-2020 (Adds Samsung statement, background)


Samsung Elec Q3 profit nearly triples to new record

SEOUL, Oct 31 (Reuters) - Samsung Electronics Co Ltd on Tuesday said income from memory chips helped it book record quarterly profit for the three months through September, as the South Korean tech firm reported earnings that matched its earlier guidance.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates

Russian Influence Reached 126 Million Through Facebook Alone

Facebook and Google disclosed more about the scope of Russian agents’ use of their platforms in the 2016 election as they prepare for hearings before Congress.

Opinion: Manafort charges will send shivers through White House

The unsealing Monday of the first indictments arising from Robert Mueller's investigation provides many valuable hints regarding the future direction of the special counsel's probe.

Travel and Vacations

10 Places That Define New York City, Reimagined

Grand Central would have been demolished. Washington Square Park was going to be a freeway. A tour of New York landmarks, and a meditation on what could have been.


Explorer: Up Close With the Tribes of Ethiopia’s Imperiled Omo Valley

Both dams and overtourism threaten the Omo Valley. But a sustainable travel initiative offers an intimate experience with local peoples.


BRIEF-Cherokee says ‍Cerberus agreed will not exercise rights under Cerberus credit facility solely with respect to events of default through Nov 10

* Cherokee says ‍Cerberus agreed will not exercise rights under cerberus credit facility solely with respect to events of default through Nov 10 - SEC Filing

Books and Literature

Nonfiction: The War of Independence, Seen Through Six Sets of Eyes

Russell Shorto’s “Revolution Song” recounts the stories of individual lives that intersected with our nation’s battle against enemies at home and abroad.

World Series

Dodgers 6, Astros 2 | Series is tied, 2-2: Cody Bellinger Breaks Through, Leading the Dodgers Past the Astros

Bellinger, a rookie, had struggled through the first three games of the World Series with no hits in 13 at-bats, but his two doubles made all the difference in Game 4.

Travel and Vacations

5 Bargain Destinations for Fall Travel

Looking for a fall destination? Here are a few spots that might prove to be great deals this season.

Politics and Government

Op-Ed Columnist: Communism Through Rose-Colored Glasses

Why can’t the left condemn this evil as it does its historical equivalents?


REFILE-UPDATE 3-Ahead of Trump trip, China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan president in

* China sees Taiwan as most sensitive, important issue with U.S.


Ahead of Trump trip, China urges U.S. not to allow Taiwan president in

BEIJING/TAIPEI (Reuters) - China urged the United States on Friday not to permit Taiwan's president to travel through U.S. territory en route to the island's diplomatic allies in the Pacific, a sensitive visit shortly ahead of U.S. President Donald Trump's trip to Beijing.


Federer not hanging around as he races through in Basel

BASEL, Switzerland (Reuters) - Top seed Roger Federer needed less than an hour to dispatch Benoit Paire 6-1 6-3 and reach the quarter-finals of the Swiss Indoors tournament on Thursday -- treating his home fans to another masterclass.


BRIEF-Marathon Petroleum sees Q4 total throughput of 1,925‍​ MBPD

* Marathon Petroleum Corp sees Q4 total throughput of 1,925‍​ MBPD - presentation Further company coverage:


Taiwan president calls for breakthrough in cross-straits relations

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan and China need to drop historical baggage to seek a breakthrough in cross-straits relations, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said in her first public comments since China's ruling Communist Party unveiled a new leadership line-up.


Trump declines to say if he will visit Korean DMZ on Asia trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say on Wednesday whether he will visit the Korean Peninsula's demilitarized zone during an upcoming Asia tour.

South Africa

Frugal Traveler: A Meditative Train Ride Through South Africa

A 26-hour ride from Johannesburg to Cape Town paired perfectly with emotional visits to Joburg and Soweto.


Ryan says Republican tax plan must speed through choppy waters: Reuters interview

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said on Wednesday that a sweeping Republican tax-cut plan is entering its toughest phase yet as lobbyists swarm Congress to try to protect valuable tax breaks.


Trump declines to say whether will visit Korean DMZ on Asia trip

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump declined to say on Wednesday whether he will visit the Korean Peninsula's demilitarized zone during an upcoming Asia tour.


BRIEF-ViewRay raises aggregate gross proceeds of about $50 mln through sale of stock in direct registered offering.​

* ViewRay Inc -‍ raised aggregate gross proceeds of about $50 million through issuance and sale of 8.4 million shares of its stock in direct registered offering.​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Everyone is looking for peace

Anthony Bourdain learns more about a changed Sri Lanka. Watch new episodes of 'Parts Unknown' Sundays at 9PM ET/PT on CNN.


BRIEF-Broadcaster CME: deleveraging a focus through end of next year

* co-CEO says new guidance means could end 2017 with oibda at $162-165 million

Poetry and Poets

Footsteps: Chasing the Spirit of a Fractured Spain Through García Lorca

The powerful voice of the Spanish poet and playwright Federico García Lorca is still one that binds this nation in the midst of its current struggles.

Bill O'Reilly: Horrible what I went through

Bill O'Reilly is going on the offensive to defend himself after the latest bombshell about sexual harassment allegations against him. His former Fox News colleague Megyn Kelly isn't having it. CNN's Brian Stelter has more.