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BRIEF-Agios Pharmaceuticals Presents New Safety Data From Study on Leukemia Drug

* PRESENTS NEW SAFETY DATA FROM PHASE 1 EXPANSION STUDY EVALUATING ORAL IVOSIDENIB IN PATIENTS WITH R/R AML AND IDH1 MUTATION

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

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

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Mexican retail group says November same-store sales rose 5.4 pct

MEXICO CITY, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Mexico's retail association said on Monday that sales at stores open for at least a year rose by 5.4 percent in November, compared to the same month a year earlier.

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Medical lab trade group sues over U.S. reimbursement cuts

Dec 11 (Reuters) - A U.S. trade association representing medical laboratories filed a lawsuit on Monday challenging a new reimbursement system used by the federal government that it said would reduce how much Medicare pays for labs by about $670 million in 2018.

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Chemicals distribution group Azelis considers 2018 IPO -sources

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

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BRIEF-Bristow Group Says Overall Liquidity Increases To About $496 Mln

* BRISTOW GROUP INC SAYS AS OF DECEMBER 8, 2017, OVERALL LIQUIDITY OF COMPANY INCREASED TO APPROXIMATELY $496 MILLION - SEC FILING

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Exclusive: Hong Kong fund tells Toshiba that chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the $18 billion sale of its chip unit to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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Seeking to extend martial law in Philippine south, Duterte says militants regrouping

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte on Monday asked Congress to extend martial law on the southern island of Mindanao for a year, arguing that Islamist militants have been regrouping since a five-month urban conflict ended there in October.

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Hong Kong activist fund tells Toshiba chip unit sale to Bain group not necessary

TOKYO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - A Hong Kong-based activist investor in Toshiba Corp has told the embattled conglomerate that the $18 billion sale of its chip unit sale to a Bain Capital-led group is no longer necessary after its recent capital injection, according to a letter seen by Reuters.

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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.

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Nobel peace laureate group urges nuclear powers to adopt ban-the-bomb treaty

OSLO (Reuters) - The leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday urged nuclear nations to adopt a United Nations treaty banning atomic weapons in order to prevent "the end of us".

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Nobel peace laureate group tells U.S., North Korea to negotiate

OSLO (Reuters) - A survivor of the Hiroshima atomic bombing and the leader of the group that won this year's Nobel Peace Prize on Saturday urged the United States and North Korea to tone down their rhetoric and negotiate together to avoid a nuclear strike.

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Terrorist Groups Vow Bloodshed over Jerusalem Decision. ISIS? Less So.

From Mali to Afghanistan, jihadists promised to retaliate over the decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. But ISIS took aim, instead, at them.

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Drug industry group sues to stop California drug price law

Dec 8 (Reuters) - The trade group representing U.S. drugmakers on Friday said it has a filed a lawsuit to stop California from implementing a law aimed at reining in prescription drug prices.

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BRIEF-CIT Group Inc Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering

* CIT GROUP INC FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2y8rsAP) Further company coverage:

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Supplements Claiming to Ease Opioid Addiction Come Under Scrutiny

Advocacy groups and the F.D.A. have warned that companies are capitalizing on the epidemic by offering unproven remedies.

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BRIEF-Destination Xl Group Entered Into Letter Agreement With Prescott Group Capital Management

* DESTINATION XL GROUP - ON DEC 6, CO ENTERED INTO LETTER AGREEMENT WITH PRESCOTT GROUP CAPITAL MANAGEMENT L.L.C. & AFFILIATES & THEIR ASSOCIATES

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BRIEF-Edgepoint Investment Group Reports 10.6 Pct Passive Stake In Novelion Therapeutics

* EDGEPOINT INVESTMENT GROUP INC REPORTS 10.6 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NOVELION THERAPEUTICS INC AS OF NOVEMBER 30 - SEC FILING Source text : http://bit.ly/2yOFk6N Further company coverage:

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HNA looks to float Swiss Gategroup early next year -sources

FRANKFURT/ZURICH, Dec 8 (Reuters) - China's HNA Group, which has started selling off assets to allay liquidity concerns, is pushing for a flotation of its Swiss airline caterer Gategroup Holding early next year, people close to the matter said.

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BRIEF-Barnes Group Says ‍Elected Richard Hipple As Independent Director

* BARNES GROUP - ‍ELECTED RICHARD J. HIPPLE AS INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR OF CO; HIPPLE'S ELECTION INCREASES BOARD MEMBERSHIP TO TWELVE DIRECTORS - SEC FILING​ Source text - http://bit.ly/2AJ9v0n Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Farrow Elected To WEC Energy Group Board Of Directors

* FARROW ELECTED TO WEC ENERGY GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wec Energy Group Announces Plan To Increase Dividend

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

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BRIEF-Reko International Group Reports Qtrly Basic EPS Of $0.04

* REKO INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC - QTRLY BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.04

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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)

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ICL sells fire safety, oil additives units for $1 bln to SK Capital

TEL AVIV, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Israel Chemicals (ICL) said it has agreed to sell its fire safety and oil additives units to SK Capital for about $1 billion.

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BRIEF-At Home Group Prices Secondary Offering Of 5 Mln Shares At $24.5 Per Share

* AT HOME ANNOUNCES PRICING OF SECONDARY PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

Buerkle, Ann Marie nytimes.com

Trump Pick to Head Consumer Safety Board Is Seen as Too Close to Industries

Ann Marie Buerkle, a commissioner poised to run the federal agency, has rarely voted for a mandatory recall, a maximum fine, or a tougher safety standard.

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BRIEF-FXCM Group Reports Customer Trading Volume Of $218 Billion In November

* FXCM GROUP SAYS CUSTOMER TRADING VOLUME OF $218 BILLION IN NOVEMBER 2017, 14% HIGHER THAN OCTOBER

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Citigroup sees 'high teens' percentage decline in fourth-quarter markets revenue

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc fourth-quarter markets revenue is on track to be down by a "high-teens" percentage from a year earlier, Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach said on Wednesday.

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Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents: Canadian group

TORONTO/TEL AVIV (Reuters) - Surveillance software from Israeli defense contractor Elbit Systems Ltd was used in an espionage campaign targeting Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation, a Canadian research institute said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Israeli firm's spyware used against Ethiopian dissidents -Canadian group

TORONTO/TEL AVIV, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Surveillance software from Israeli defence contractor Elbit Systems Ltd was used in an espionage campaign targeting Ethiopian dissidents living outside the East African nation, a Canadian research institute said on Wednesday.

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Ardian gets bids for French engineering group Fives - sources

FRANKFURT, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Buyout group Ardian has received binding bids for its stake in Fives, which may value the French engineering group at about 1.5 billion euros ($1.8 billion), people close to the matter said.

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BRIEF-Iconix Brand Group Sees Q3 Shr Loss From Cont Ops Of $0.10

* ICONIX BRAND GROUP - EXPECTS (NOT REPORTS) Q3 LOSS PER SHARE FROM CONTINUING OPERATIONS $0.10

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

* BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA- ANNOUNCED PARTNERSHIPS WITH TWO ISRAELI TECHNOLOGY COS, VIOLA GROUP AND TEAM8 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Halperin and Rose accusers form support group

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UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.

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Growing length of U.S. freight trains in federal crosshairs after crashes: GAO

SEATTLE (Reuters) - The investigative arm of the U.S. Congress is launching a probe into the safety of increasingly long freight trains being operated by CSX Corp , Union Pacific Corp and other major U.S. railroads to boost profitability, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) said.

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Conservative Groups Seeking Support for Tax Cuts Find It a Hard Sell

Groups like the Koch-funded Americans for Prosperity are trying to convince ordinary Americans that this is good for them too.

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BRIEF-Glaxosmithkline Says ‍New Data From Phase III Clinical Study Supports Safety And Efficacy

* ‍NEW DATA FROM A PHASE III CLINICAL STUDY SUPPORTS SAFETY AND EFFICACY OF SHINGRIX IN PREVENTING SHINGLES​

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China's HNA Group to sell overseas property, dispose non-core assets - 21st Century Business Herald

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - HNA Group Co Ltd's Chief Executive Officer Adam Tan said the aviation-to-financial services conglomerate is negotiating to sell overseas real estate as part of a strategic streamlining, according to an interview published by 21st Century Business Herald.

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BRIEF-Revenue And Chery Holding Group Enter JV For Manufacturing Of Specialty Vehicles In China

* REVENUE AND CHINA-BASED CHERY HOLDING GROUP ENTER JOINT VENTURE FOR THE MANUFACTURING OF SPECIALTY VEHICLES IN CHINA

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'Responsible' investor group toughens code on global members

BOSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A UN supported group pushing for "responsible" investment said it has adopted tougher rules aimed at making fund managers deliver on pledges to pay attention to environmental, social and governance (ESG) issues.

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BRIEF-TMX Group Says Transactions For All TMX Equities Marketplaces In Nov Was 20.7 Million

* TMX GROUP LTD - TRANSACTIONS FOR ALL TMX EQUITIES MARKETPLACES IN NOV WAS 20.7 MILLION VERSUS 23.7 MILLION

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U.S. oil industry group launches voluntary program to cut methane

WASHINGTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The American Petroleum Institute on Tuesday launched a voluntary program to cut emissions of the greenhouse gas methane from oil and gas operations, a move environmentalists said was not strong enough to adequately protect the climate.

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

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

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BRIEF-Laurentian Bank Financial Group Reports Q4 Adjusted Earnings Per Share C$1.63

* Q4 REVENUE C$268 MILLION VERSUS I/B/E/S VIEW C$258.3 MILLION

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Asian dolphins a step closer to extinction: group

TOKYO (Reuters) - The International Union for Conservation of Nature said on Tuesday it had changed the status of the Irrawaddy dolphin and finless porpoise, both living in Asian waters, to "endangered" from "vulnerable", meaning they are closer to extinction.

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Growing wildfire threatens hundreds of homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire, stoked by strong wind gusts, in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened hundreds of homes on Monday and forced nearby residents and students at a small college to evacuate, fire and school officials said.

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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.

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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.

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Green groups sue over monument changes

A group of environmental and conservation groups sued President Donald Trump and Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke in federal court on Monday, alleging that Trump did not have the authority to dramatically shrink Utah's Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.

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BRIEF-Triumph Group Says To Combine Precision Components With Aerospace Structures

* TRIUMPH GROUP INC - TRIUMPH GROUP TO COMBINE PRECISION COMPONENTS WITH AEROSPACE STRUCTURES

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BRIEF-Ascena Retail Group Says Q1 Same Store Sales Fell 5 Pct

* ASCENA RETAIL GROUP INC REPORTS FIRST QUARTER RESULTS AND PROVIDES GUIDANCE FOR SECOND QUARTER OF FISCAL 2018; FIRST QUARTER GAAP EPS OF $0.03; NON-GAAP ADJUSTED EPS OF $0.11; COMPARABLE SALES DOWN 5 PCT

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GOP's next goal: Shred the social safety net

The Republican tax bill and its aftermath prove two things about our politics today. First, no matter how much they might insist otherwise, Republicans consistently prioritize the economic advantage and security of big business and the very wealthy at the expense of middle- and low-income Americans. And, second, no matter how much he might insist otherwise, Donald Trump is in perfect lockstep with the core of the Republican economic agenda.

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BRIEF-BML Investment Partners L.P Reports A 5.1 Percent Passive Stake In Zais Group As Of Nov 22

* BML INVESTMENT PARTNERS L.P REPORTS A 5.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ZAIS GROUP HOLDINGS AS OF NOVEMBER 22, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : [ID:http://bit.ly/2nqBugr] Further company coverage:

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Trouble mounts for Sanofi dengue vaccine over safety concerns

(Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Monday it hopes to review safety data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine this month, while the Philippines ordered an investigation of its now suspended massive immunization program after the French drugmaker said it could actually worsen the disease in some cases.

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WRAPUP 1-Trouble mounts for Sanofi dengue vaccine over safety concerns

Dec 4 (Reuters) - The World Health Organization said on Monday it hopes to review safety data on Sanofi's dengue vaccine this month, while the Philippines ordered an investigation of its now suspended massive immunization program after the French drugmaker said it could actually worsen the disease in some cases.

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Carvana raises cash without scrutiny

Dec 4 (IFR) - Fast-growing used car retailer Carvana raised US$100m through the private sale of convertible preferred securities on Monday, a deal that allowed the listed company to avert public scrutiny.

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BRIEF-Newmark Group Sees IPO Of 30 Mln Shares Of Class A Common Stock Priced Between $19 And $22 Per Share

* NEWMARK GROUP INC SEES IPO OF 30.0 MILLION SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $19 AND $22 PER SHARE - SEC FILING​

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BRIEF-Seven Stars Cloud Announces 20% Purchase Of BBD Digital Capital Group

* SEVEN STARS CLOUD ANNOUNCES 20% PURCHASE OF BBD DIGITAL CAPITAL GROUP LTD.

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Canada's Aurora Cannabis boosts stake in Australia-based Cann Group

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canada's Aurora Cannabis Inc said on Monday it increased its stake in Australia-based Cann Group Ltd to 22.9 percent from 19.9 percent, its latest move to expand in the cannabis industry.

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Canadian auto sales could hit 2 mln in 2017- industry group

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Canadian auto sales dipped 1.2 percent in November from last year but could hit the two million milestone for the first time, according to data released by an automotive industry research firm.

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Nordic Capital agreed to buy German nursing home group Alloheim -sources

FRANKFURT, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Buyout group Nordic Capital has agreed to buy Alloheim, one of Germany's top three nursing home operators, for about 1.1 billion euros ($1.3 billion) including debt, sources close to the matter said.

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Nine charged over links to banned Turkish group detained pending trial

ATHENS (Reuters) - A Greek court on Monday ordered the detention of nine Turkish citizens pending trial for terrorism-related offences, including links to a banned militant group behind a series of suicide bombings in Turkey.

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BRIEF-CME Group Average Daily Volume in Nov. Up 21 Percent from Oct.

* CME GROUP REACHED AVERAGE DAILY VOLUME OF 18 MILLION CONTRACTS IN NOVEMBER 2017, UP 21 PERCENT FROM OCTOBER

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BRIEF-LSC Communications Awarded Multi-Year Print Agreement With Bauer Media Group USA

* LSC COMMUNICATIONS AWARDED MULTI-YEAR PRINT AGREEMENT WITH BAUER MEDIA GROUP USA

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UPDATE 1-Euro zone yields higher on U.S. tax plan as key Eurogroup meeting looms

* Euro zone yields 3 to 5 bps higher as tax plan finally passes

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UK's Pendragon to sell U.S. Motor Group business

LONDON (Reuters) - British car dealership Pendragon is to sell its U.S Motor Group business after concluding a strategic review following a profit warning, it said on Monday.

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Pendragon to sell U.S. Motor Group business

LONDON (Reuters) - British car dealership Pendragon is to sell its U.S Motor Group business after concluding a strategic review, it said on Monday.

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UK's Pendragon to sell U.S. Motor Group business​

LONDON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - British car dealership Pendragon is to sell its U.S Motor Group business after concluding a strategic review, it said on Monday.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Trump’s Racist Tweets. My Growing Patriotism.

The upside to him attacking outspoken black people? We can fight back and declare what America really stands for.

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UPDATE 1-Yemen's Houthi group says fires missile toward Abu Dhabi nuclear reactor

DUBAI, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Yemen's Houthi group has fired a cruise missile towards a nuclear power plant in Abu Dhabi in the United Arab Emirates, the group's television service reported on its website on Sunday, without providing any evidence.

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Cambodian PM pulls back on threat to shut rights group founded by rival

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen has pulled back from a threat to close a human rights group founded by the detained opposition leader Kem Sokha, a pro-government website said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Protea Biosciences Group Says Board Determined It Will Be Required To File Voluntary Petition For Reorganization Under Chapter 11

* PROTEA BIOSCIENCES GROUP INC - ON NOV 30, BOARD OF CO DETERMINED IT WILL BE REQUIRED TO FILE VOLUNTARY PETITION FOR REORGANIZATION UNDER CHAPTER 11

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World Cup favorites spared tough groups in Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The favorites to win next year's World Cup in Russia were given a fairly straightforward path to the last 16 with the coaches of Germany, Brazil, France, Argentina and Spain among those likely to feel relaxed after Friday's draw.

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One dead, scores hurt in growing protests over delayed Honduran vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - At least one protester died and more than 20 people were injured as demonstrations mounted in Honduras after a delayed presidential vote count sparked unrest amid opposition accusations of electoral fraud.

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BRIEF-Fiera Capital To Acquire Management Of City National Rochdale Fast-Growing Emerging Markets Fund

* FIERA CAPITAL TO ACQUIRE MANAGEMENT OF CITY NATIONAL ROCHDALE FAST-GROWING EMERGING MARKETS FUND

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CME Group to launch bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 18

(Reuters) - CME Group Inc on Friday said it will launch its bitcoin futures contract on Dec. 18 to provide a regulated trading platform for the cryptocurrency futures market.

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BRIEF-TCW Group Says Nippon Life To Acquire 24.75 Pct Stake In Co From Carlyle Group

* NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY TO MAKE STRATEGIC INVESTMENT IN TCW GROUP

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Lebanon choked by burning garbage, rights group says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - People and municipalities have resorted to burning garbage in Lebanon as a result of government mismanagement and it may badly damage the health of nearby residents, Human Rights Watch said on Friday.

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Honduran protesters, police clash in growing election crisis

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran police fired tear gas at rock-hurling protesters on Thursday after a widely criticized presidential election that has still to produce a clear winner stretched into its fourth day of vote counting.

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Tapper: Trump recklessly pushed out extremist group videos

CNN's Jake Tapper comments on the anti-Muslim videos that President Trump retweeted.

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Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal, Slovakia bid for Eurogroup chair

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Finance ministers from Latvia, Luxembourg, Portugal and Slovakia bid on Thursday to replace Jeroen Dijsselbloem as the head of the euro zone finance ministers, the Eurogroup, before a vote next week among the 19 countries sharing the euro.

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BRIEF-Purepoint Uranium Group Raises Ceiling For Private Placement

* PUREPOINT URANIUM GROUP INC. RAISES CEILING FOR PRIVATE PLACEMENT

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BRIEF-Trisura Group To Acquire 40% Interest In Canadian Unit

* TRISURA GROUP ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE 40% MANAGEMENT INTEREST IN CANADIAN SUBSIDIARY

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BRIEF-TD Bank Group Q4 EPS C$1.42

* TD BANK GROUP REPORTS FOURTH QUARTER AND FISCAL 2017 RESULTS

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 1-France's Altran to buy US group Aricent for $2 bln

Nov 30 (Reuters) - French technology consultancy company Altran Technologies is to buy U.S. design and engineering services firm Aricent from a group of investors led by KKR for a total enterprise value of 1.7 billion euros ($2.0 billion).

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CORRECTED-France's Altran to buy engineering services firm Aricent from KKR-led group

Nov 30 (Reuters) - French technology consultancy company Altran Technologies said on Thursday it would buy design and engineering services firm Aricent from group of investors led by KKR for a total enterprise value of 1.7 billion euros ($2 billion).

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France's Altran to buy engineering services firm Aricent from KKR-led group

Nov 30 (Reuters) - French technology consultancy company Altran Technologies said on Thursday it would buy design and engineering services firm Aricent from group of investors led by KKR for a total enterprise value of 1.7 billion euros ($1.19 billion).

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BRIEF-Herbalife Nutrition and Tasly Holding Group to form HT Innovations LP in the U.S. as joint venture

* HERBALIFE NUTRITION AND TASLY HOLDING GROUP TO FORM HT INNOVATIONS LP IN THE UNITED STATES AS A JOINT VENTURE

Fringe Groups and Movements nytimes.com

British Far-Right Group Exults Over Attention From Trump

Britain First, which believes that white Christian civilization is under threat from Islam, had been marginal. Now it has gotten an unexpected lift from the White House.

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BRIEF-Alibaba Group Announces Pricing Of Offering Of Us$7.0 Billion Of Senior Unsecured Notes

* ALIBABA GROUP ANNOUNCES PRICING OF OFFERING OF US$7.0 BILLION OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES

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Facebook suspends ability to target ads by excluding racial groups

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday it was temporarily disabling the ability of advertisers on its social network to exclude racial groups from the intended audience of ads while it studies how the feature could be used to discriminate.

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BRIEF-Movado Group Says ‍Entered Into An Amended And Restated License Agreement With Ferrari S.P.A.

* MOVADO GROUP SAYS ‍ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH FERRARI S.P.A. - SEC FILING​

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BRIEF-T. Rowe Price Group CFO Kenneth Moreland Reports Open Market Sale Of 15,082 Shares Of Co's Common Stock On Nov 28

* T. ROWE PRICE GROUP CFO KENNETH MORELAND REPORTS OPEN MARKET SALE OF 15,082 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON NOV 28 AT AVERAGE PRICE $99.44PER SHARE - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2jxqzMD) Further company coverage:

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What we know about the far-right group retweeted by the President

The Twitter account of US President Donald Trump on Wednesday retweeted three inflammatory videos posted by the deputy leader of the UK far-right group Britain First. Here's what we know about it.

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BRIEF-Ikang Healthcare Group Extends Shareholder Rights Plan

* IKANG HEALTHCARE GROUP, INC. EXTENDS SHAREHOLDER RIGHTS PLAN

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Greece charges nine over links to banned Turkish group

ATHENS (Reuters) - Nine Turkish citizens were charged in Greece with terrorism-related offences on Wednesday, accused of hoarding explosives and of links to an outlawed militant organization responsible for suicide bombings in Turkey.

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UPDATE 1-Asian groups vie for stake in southern Brazil railroad -source

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Japan's Mitsubishi Group and Sumitomo Corp are vying for a stake in a railroad owned by Brazil's Rumo SA, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Asian groups vie for stake in southern Brazil railroad -paper

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Japan's Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Corp are vying for a stake in a railroad owned by Rumo SA, Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Chorus Aviation - ‍Agreements To Purchase Two New Bombardier Q400 Aircraft And Lease Them To Ethiopian Airlines Group​

* CHORUS AVIATION INC - ‍AGREEMENTS TO PURCHASE TWO NEW BOMBARDIER Q400 AIRCRAFT AND LEASE THEM TO ETHIOPIAN AIRLINES GROUP​

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Investment group Eurazeo to buy stake in private equity firm Rhone

PARIS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - French investment company Eurazeo has agreed to buy a 30 percent stake in Rhone, a private equity firm set up by former Goldman Sachs and Lazard bankers, in a deal which Eurazeo said would boost its earnings.

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Venezuela systematically abused foes in 2017 protests: rights groups

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela "systematically" abused anti-government protesters this year, two rights groups said on Wednesday, including through beatings, firing tear gas canisters in closed areas and forcing detainees to eat food tainted with excrement.

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NATO sees growing Russia, China challenge; higher risk of war

BERLIN (Reuters) - China's growing military strength and a resurgent Russia will pose growing challenges to the trans-Atlantic alliance in coming years, and NATO's moves to bolster its capabilities could trigger a new Cold War-style arms race, a NATO report said.

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BRIEF-Regal Entertainment ‍Confirmed That It Is Currently Engaged In Discussions With Cineworld Group About A Possible All-Cash Acquisition​

* REGAL ENTERTAINMENT GROUP - ‍CONFIRMED THAT IT IS CURRENTLY ENGAGED IN DISCUSSIONS WITH CINEWORLD GROUP PLC ABOUT A POSSIBLE ALL-CASH ACQUISITION​

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BRIEF-China Lodging Group Reports Q3 Earnings Per Share RMB 1.62

* CHINA LODGING GROUP, LIMITED REPORTS THIRD QUARTER OF 2017 RESULTS

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UPDATE 2-HNA considers listing Gategroup shares on Swiss exchange

ZURICH, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group, which is disposing of assets after a debt-fuelled buying spree, is now considering a public listing for its Swiss airline caterer Gategroup Holding, the subsidiary said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-JMP Group Announces Full Redemption Of 7.25% Senior Notes Due 2021

* JMP GROUP ANNOUNCES FULL REDEMPTION OF 7.25% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2021

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HNA considers listing Gategroup shares on Swiss exchange

ZURICH, Nov 28 (Reuters) - HNA Group Chairman Adam Tan is mulling a public offering and listing in Switzerland of shares in the Chinese conglomerate's Swiss airline caterer Gategroup Holding AG, the subsidiary said on Tuesday.

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Dark web drug market growing rapidly in Europe: report

LISBON (Reuters) - The illegal drug trade on the dark web is growing rapidly, despite authorities shutting down major market sites like AlphaBay, as crime gangs diversify and seek new clients online, a report by two European Union agencies warned on Tuesday.

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Ad group WPP in talks with client Ford to extend partnership

LONDON (Reuters) - WPP said on Tuesday Ford Motor Company , a major client, had informed it of its intention to carry on working with the world's biggest advertising agency for a new period of time beginning in 2018, lifting its shares.

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BRIEF-Vemanti Group Makes Invests In Bitcoin And Cryptocurrencies

* VEMANTI GROUP- MADE INVESTMENT INTO CRYPTOCURRENCY STARTING WITH HOLDINGS IN BITCOIN, ETHEREUM, AND LITECOIN AS PART OF OVERALL CORPORATE STRATEGY ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Greek police raids find explosives, nine held over links to banned Turkish group

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek police found bomb-making equipment and detonators in raids in Athens on Tuesday and were questioning nine people over suspected links to a banned militant group in Turkey ahead of an expected visit by Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan next week.

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Europe's HIV epidemic growing at alarming rate, WHO warns

LONDON (Reuters) - The number of people newly diagnosed with HIV in Europe reached its highest level in 2016 since records began, showing the region's epidemic growing "at an alarming pace", health officials said on Tuesday.

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China partly lifts ban on group tours to South Korea, online curbs stay

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - China will allow travel agencies in Beijing and Shandong to partly resume sales of group tours to South Korea, in a sign of thawing relations between the nations that have been locked in a year-long diplomatic standoff.

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‘Ghost Guns,’ Homemade and Untraceable, Face Growing Scrutiny

A gun safety group founded by Gabrielle Giffords is trying to shut down websites that sell materials to build homemade weapons.

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Backlash as Beijing fire safety blitz forces exodus of city's underclass

BEIJING (Reuters) - In Xinjiancun, a ramshackle village of migrant workers on the far southern fringe of Beijing, demolition machinery tears into buildings as residents drag out the last of their belongings under the gaze of police and security staff.

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BRIEF-CME Group Says Effective Nov 21, Co Entered New ‍Revolving Credit Facility - SEC Filing

* CME GROUP SAYS‍ EFFECTIVE NOV. 21, CO ENTERED INTO NEW MULTI-CURRENCY REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY - SEC FILING​

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BRIEF-CME Group Says Co Entered Into A New Multi-Currency Revolving Credit Facility

* CME GROUP INC - ‍ EFFECTIVE AS OF NOVEMBER 2, CO ENTERED INTO A NEW MULTI-CURRENCY REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY - SEC FILING​

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BRIEF-EMC Insurance Group CEO ‍Bruce Kelley​ sells 13,503 shares of co's common stock on Nov 22

* EMC INSURANCE GROUP INC CEO ‍BRUCE KELLEY​ REPORTS SALE OF 13,503 SHARES OF CO'S COMMON STOCK ON NOV 22 AT $30.31 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2zvniUW) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Canada House Wellness Group reports extension of closing date for convertible debenture unit financing

* CANADA HOUSE WELLNESS GROUP ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF CLOSING DATE FOR CONVERTIBLE DEBENTURE UNIT FINANCING Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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EU Parliament chief asks Poland to ensure MEPs' safety after far-right protest

WARSAW (Reuters) - The president of the European Parliament said on Monday he would ask Poland's prime minister to ensure the security of Polish members of the assembly after a far-right protest staged a symbolic hanging of the politicians.

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BRIEF-Alibaba Group Announces Proposed Offering Of Senior Unsecured Notes

* ALIBABA GROUP ANNOUNCES PROPOSED OFFERING OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES

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Pakistani Islamist group to call off nationwide protests after govt backs down

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani hardline Islamist group on Monday said it would call off nationwide protests after the government agreed to its demands and the law minister resigned, following weekend clashes between its supporters and police that paralysed major cities.

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Pakistani Islamist group to call off protests in capital after government deal

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani Islamist group whose supporters clashed with the police over the weekend is to call off its weeks-long protest after the government agreed to its demands and the law minister resigned, its spokesman said on Monday.

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RPT-WH Group woos Chinese eaters with spicy pork, sticky rice sausages

LUOHE/ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov 27 (Reuters) - WH Group , the world's top pork producer, is adding new varieties of packaged foods to counter slowing Chinese pork demand and woo the expanding middle class of the world's most populous nation that is embracing a wider diet of meats.

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WH Group woos Chinese eaters with spicy pork, sticky rice sausages

LUOHE/ZHENGZHOU, China, Nov 27 (Reuters) - WH Group , the world's top pork producer, is adding new varieties of packaged foods to counter slowing Chinese pork demand and woo the expanding middle class of the world's most populous nation that is embracing a wider diet of meats.

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Cambodia's Hun Sen calls for closure of rights group founded by rival

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Cambodian Prime Minister Hun Sen on Sunday called for the closure of one of the country's main human rights groups because it was founded by detained opposition leader Kem Sokha.

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BRIEF-Swiss takeover board says EY to probe gategroup deal after 'untrue' disclosures

* Swiss takeover board says information about hna aviation (hong kong) air catering holding co., ltd., as disclosed in the gate group offer prospectus dated 20 may 2016 is partially untrue or incomplete

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BRIEF-Pele Mountain announces termination of LOI with Enirgi Group

* Pele Mountain announces termination of LOI with Enirgi Group and appointment of new interim CEO/president

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Stressed out parents less likely to cook homemade meals

(Reuters Health) - On days when parents feel stressed or depressed, kids are less likely to get homemade food for dinner, a U.S. study suggests.

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Shipping group CMA CGM powers ahead, founder retires

PARIS, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Shipping company CMA CGM reported another quarterly rise in sales and profit on Friday, helped by improving freight rates after a prolonged sector downturn that sparked large-scale consolidation.

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BRIEF-TMX Group provides update regarding regulatory engagement

* ‍CDS continues to work with CSA, exchanges to clarify matter regarding clearing of securities of issuers with marijuana-related activities in U.S.​

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BRIEF-THE STARS GROUP SELLS ITS SECURITIES OF NYX GAMING GROUP TO SCIENTIFIC GAMES

* PRESS RELEASE - THE STARS GROUP ANNOUNCES THE SALE OF ITS SECURITIES OF NYX GAMING GROUP TO SCIENTIFIC GAMES

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Rights groups say outside monitors needed for Rohingya return to Myanmar

YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups called on Friday for international agencies to be allowed to monitor the planned repatriation of hundreds of thousands Rohingya Muslim from Bangladesh to the homes they fled in Myanmar during the past three months.

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BRIEF-Scientific Games acquires securities of NYX Gaming Group

* ACQUIRED OWNERSHIP OF 27.3 MILLION ORDINARY SHARES OF NYX GAMING, 3.5 MILLION WARRANTS TO ACQUIRE ORDINARY SHARES OF NYX

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Mugabe granted immunity, assured of safety in Zimbabwe: sources

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe was granted immunity from prosecution and assured that his safety would be protected in his home country as part of a deal that led to his resignation, sources close to the negotiations said on Thursday.

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How former child soldiers for the militant group can go back to leading normal lives

The cigarette dangling from Khalil's lips gives him the air of teenage rebellion generally reserved for boys his age. But Khalil's rebellion is darker than most.

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BRIEF-Dentsu Aegis Network announces acquisition of Oxyma Group

* ‍Dentsu Aegis Network says has signed a definitive agreement to acquire Oxyma Group​

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BRIEF-‍SeaFort Capital subscribes for 6.8 mln shares in capital of Distinct Infrastructure Group

* Subscribed for 6.8 million shares in capital of Distinct Infrastructure in connection with private placement completed by Distinct on Nov 21​

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Biker groups flourish in post-Gaddafi Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Donning leather and helmets (sometimes), they roar along Libya's hair-raising, potholed roads on carefully polished Harley Davidsons and Kawasakis.

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BRIEF-AECOM awarded program management contract from China's Elite Global Group

* Awarded program management contract from China's Elite Global Group Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ACORN INTERNATIONAL ENTERS COOPERATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WITH CACHET HOTEL GROUP

* ACORN INTERNATIONAL INC - ‍ ENTERED INTO A STRATEGIC COOPERATION FRAMEWORK AGREEMENT WITH CACHET HOTEL GROUP LIMITED ​

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Democrats, advocacy groups launch blitz of ads attacking tax plan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The tax overhaul pushed by President Donald Trump and fellow Republicans is prompting a slew of attack ads by Democrats and progressive groups that say the legislation would lavish benefits on corporations and the rich, while harming the middle class.

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Polish civic groups urge parliament to stop work on judiciary overhaul

WARSAW (Reuters) - Proposals to overhaul Poland's judiciary which will be debated by parliament on Wednesday would end the country's status as a democratic state of law, more than two dozen civic society organizations said, urging lawmakers to stop work on the bills.

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BRIEF-Scientific Games acquires ordinary shares of NYX Gaming Group

* Scientific Games acquires ordinary shares of NYX Gaming Group

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Interior secretary's wife under scrutiny for travel

Documents reveal frustration among staffers at the Department of Interior over coordinating travel for Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife on an official trip. CNN's Tom Foreman reports.

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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​

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BRIEF-Distinct Infrastructure Group acquires Crown Utilities

* Distinct Infrastructure Group acquires Crown Utilities, increases RBC facility to $50m and closes $10m equity financing

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Just one password? Swiss groups plan single online identity

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss consumers will be able to use a single digital identity to buy online products and services under a project unveiled on Tuesday by nine big companies.

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Airbus A350-1000 jetliner granted safety certification by U.S., EU watchdogs

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus said on Tuesday the largest member of its A350 long-range jetliner family, the A350-1000, had received safety certification from European and U.S. regulators.

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Exclusive: Westinghouse discussing group bid for Saudi nuclear tender - sources

RIYADH/PARIS (Reuters) - Toshiba-owned Westinghouse is in talks with other U.S-based companies to form a consortium to bid in a multi-billion-dollar tender for two nuclear power reactors in Saudi Arabia, three industry sources said.

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Border Agent’s Death Highlights Growing Risk of Remote Patrols

The F.B.I. is investigating the possible attack on two border officers in the Texas desert, which killed one and came amid a rise in assaults on agents.

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UPDATE 1-Fluor's work on Puerto Rico power project halted over safety issue

Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday it temporarily halted Fluor Corp's work under its Puerto Rico power restoration contract over safety concerns and expects the work to resume on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-‍Qliro Group sells Health And Sports Nutrition Group to Orkla​

* Qliro group ab says ‍enterprise value of HSNG in transaction is sek 360 million on a cash and debt free basis and with a normalized working capital​

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Fluor's work on Puerto Rico power project halted over safety issue

Nov 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said on Monday it temporarily halted Fluor Corp's work under its Puerto Rico power restoration contract over safety concerns and expects the work to resume on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-JMP Group announces pricing of senior notes

* Says unit priced an underwritten public offering of $50.0 million aggregate principal amount of 7.25% senior notes due 2027​

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BRIEF-THE CARLYLE GROUP TO ACQUIRE BENEFITMALL

* CARLYLE GROUP LP - ‍HAS AGREED TO ACQUIRE BENEFITMALL FROM AN INVESTOR GROUP LED BY AUSTIN VENTURES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pepper Group says Federal Court Of Australia​ has approved acquisition by Red Hot Australia Bidco

* ‍Scheme of arrangement approved by Federal Court of Australia

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BRIEF-Noble Group announces entry into an investment agreement

* Unit ‍had on 16 November 2017 entered into an investment agreement with Mkango Resources Limited​

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Golf: Ariya uses birdie to claim CME Group Tour title

(The Sports Xchange) - Thailand's Ariya Jutanugarn sank a 25-foot birdie putt on the last hole to capture the CME Group Tour Championship by one shot on Sunday in Naples, Florida.

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BRIEF-Alibaba Group, Auchan Retail and Ruentex form new retail strategic alliance​

* ‍ALIBABA GROUP, AUCHAN RETAIL AND RUENTEX FORM NEW RETAIL STRATEGIC ALLIANCE​

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German parties regroup for last-ditch coalition push

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners met on Saturday for a last-ditch round of weekend talks aimed at finding common ground in the divisive fields of climate and migration policy, in the hope of staving off a possible early election.

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Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's main medical association called on Saturday for the government to allow independent doctors and other health experts to help more than 400 asylum seekers languishing inside a recently closed detention center in Papua New Guinea.

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Park takes three-stroke lead at CME Group Tour Championship

(The Sports Xchange) - Park Sung-hyun put herself in position for a number of year-end honors with her performance on Friday.

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BRIEF-Public Service Enterprise Group Inc files for potential mixed shelf offering

* Public Service Enterprise Group Inc files for potential mixed shelf offering - SEC filing‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2zQI3eK) Further company coverage:

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Trump invites a new round of scrutiny over past sexual harassment accusations levied against him

President Donald Trump, who has largely stayed mum on the allegations of sexual misconduct against Alabama Senate Republican candidate Roy Moore, blasted Democratic Sen. Al Franken Thursday night after a woman said he groped and kissed her without her consent.

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A Word With: Alia Shawkat on Growing Up and Gaining Control

Ms. Shawkat talks about her three series — “Search Party,” “Transparent” and “Arrested Development” — as well as why sexual harassment in Hollywood feels like her personal war.

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BRIEF-Alaska Air Group says Oct 2017 rpms was 4.37 bln, up 11.0 pct

* Alaska Air Group Inc - ‍October 2017 rpms was 4.37 billion, up 11.0 percent

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Toshiba says not considering separate investment in chip unit by Bain group member

TOKYO (Reuters) - Toshiba Corp said on Friday it was not considering accepting any separate investment in its memory chip unit by a member of a Bain Capital-led consortium that has agreed to buy the prized business for $18 billion.

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

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

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Smith, Chien share CME Group lead

(The Sports Xchange) - Sarah Jane Smith and Peiyun Chien posted 6-under 66s Thursday in the first round of the LPGA's season-ending CME Group Tour Championship in Naples, Fla.

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Pro-ISIS group threatens Vatican

A pro-ISIS group released a propaganda poster designed as a threat to the Vatican on Christmas. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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BRIEF-Sanjiv Yajnik joins CBRE Group board of directors

* Sanjiv Yajnik joins CBRE Group, Inc. board of directors Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Kids still get codeine after surgeries despite safety warnings

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

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BRIEF-Enssolutions Group announces third quarter financial results

* Enssolutions group announces third quarter financial results

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U.S. House members join growing congressional concern about State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A chorus of concern in the U.S. Congress over the potential national security threat of State Department staff cuts grew on Thursday when every Democrat on the House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee signed a letter asking for a briefing.

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Rights groups pressure IBM to renounce interest in Trump's 'extreme vetting'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of rights groups launched an online petition on Thursday urging IBM Corp to renounce a Trump administration proposal to use technology to identify people for visa denial and deportation from the United States.

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UPDATE 1-Electrolux sees main home appliances markets growing in 2018

STOCKHOLM, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Sweden's Electrolux expects its main home appliances markets to grow next year, with raw material costs rising at a slower pace than in 2017, it said on Thursday.

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Telecoms group Iliad posts higher Q3 sales as subscriber base grows

PARIS, Nov 16 (Reuters) - French telecoms group Iliad - in fierce competition with bigger rivals such as Orange and Bouygues - posted higher third quarter revenues as it won more subscribers.

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BRIEF-Strauss Group reports Q3 earnings per share of NIS 1.09​

* Qtrly ‍strong organic sales growth, excluding foreign exchange effects, was 8.3%​

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Volkswagen Group earmarking $11.8 billion to develop, build China electric cars

GUANGZHOU/BEIJING (Reuters) - Volkswagen Group plans to spend 10 billion euros ($11.8 billion) by 2025 to develop and manufacture so-called new-energy vehicles (NEVs), the group's China chief Jochem Heizmann told Reuters on Thursday.

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China's Yixin Group rises 32 percent in Hong Kong debut

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Shares in Yixin Group Ltd , China's largest online car retailer, gained as much as 32 percent on their trading debut in Hong Kong on Thursday, benefiting from rising enthusiasm for technology stocks in the Asian financial hub.

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UPDATE 1-Monsanto, U.S. farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.

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BRIEF-Citigroup credit card delinquency, charge-off rates for October

* Citigroup Inc - Credit card charge-offs 2.38 percent in October versus 2.44 percent in September - SEC filing

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BRIEF-U.S. FDA provides new drug safety communication on Takeda's gout drug

* U.S. FDA says preliminary results from a safety clinical trial show increased risk of heart-related death with Febuxostat (Uloric) versus Allopurinol

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BRIEF-CALIAN GROUP Q4 DILUTED EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.56

* CALIAN GROUP LTD - ‍EXPECT REVENUES FOR FISCAL 2018 TO BE IN RANGE OF $290 MILLION TO $310 MILLION​

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BRIEF-Smiths Group says ‍unit receives $7.1 mln order

* Says ‍unit receives order for vehicle scanning technologies from U.S. Customs and border protection totaling $7.1 million​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-MidWestOne Financial Group's CFO Katie Lorenson resigned on November 14

* On Nov 14, 2017, Katie A. Lorenson announced her resignation as CFO of co, effective on Dec 7, 2017 - SEC filing​

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Monsanto, U.S. farm groups sue California over glyphosate warnings

CHICAGO, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Monsanto Co and U.S. farm groups sued California on Wednesday to stop the state from requiring cancer warnings on products containing the widely used weed killer glyphosate, which the company sells to farmers to apply to its genetically engineered crops.

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LSE Group lobbies for U.S support in Brexit clearing battle

* Brexit divorce could see euro-clearing forced out of London

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A Growing Call to Limit Lawyers’ Donations to Prosecutors

After criticism in cases that involved the Trumps and Harvey Weinstein, the Manhattan district attorney says it’s time to limit contributions from defense lawyers.

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BRIEF-SKW Stahl-Metallurgie says Luxfer to acquire ESM Group's specialty metals business

* SAID ON TUESDAY LUXFER ENTERS INTO AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ESM GROUP'S SPECIALTY METALS BUSINESS

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Investor group warns U.S. farm antibiotic policy lagging

LOS ANGELES, Nov 15 (Reuters) - The United States is falling behind Europe in the fight to curb the overuse and misuse of antibiotics in meat production and experts are warning of the possibility of dangerous drug-resistant "superbug" infections as a result, according to a new report on Tuesday.

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European insurers lead U.S. rivals in coal exit: campaign group

LONDON (Reuters) - Insurers have pulled $20 billion out of coal investments, but most are European and none of the top nine U.S. insurers has taken "meaningful action", campaign group Unfriend Coal said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Zayo Group files for potential mixed shelf offering

* Zayo Group Holdings Inc files for potential mixed shelf offering; size not disclosed - SEC filing ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2yDb78l) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-One Horizon Group Inc qtrly ‍diluted net loss per share - continuing operations $0.07​

* One Horizon Group Inc qtrly ‍diluted net loss per share - continuing operations $0.07​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2hwOeQw) Further company coverage:

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U.S. safety board criticizes Amtrak 'weak safety culture' after fatal crash

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. National Transportation Safety Board criticized Amtrak's safety record on Tuesday at a hearing on a fatal 2016 crash and said the railroad failed to use critical safety equipment that could have prevented the incident.

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BRIEF-NYX Gaming Group reports third quarter 2017 results

* Qtrly ‍revenue of $58.5 million, up 7.7 percent year-over-year​

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Rights groups dismiss Myanmar army's self-exoneration of atrocities

YANGON (Reuters) - Human rights groups poured scorn on Tuesday on a Myanmar military investigation into alleged atrocities against Rohingya Muslims, branding it a "whitewash" and calling for U.N. and independent investigators to be allowed into the country.