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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' mostly finds its force with critics

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Star Wars: The Last Jedi" won warm reviews from most critics on Tuesday, a day before the latest installment in the sci-fi saga begins hitting movie theaters worldwide in what is projected to be the biggest-grossing movie of 2017.

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German soldier accused of planning to kill politicians, frame refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German soldier was charged on Tuesday with plotting to kill senior politicians because of their support for refugees and trying to make it look like asylum seekers carried out the murders.

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Partial power-share can end German political dilemma, some in SPD say

BERLIN (Reuters) - Wary of renewing a coalition with conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, Germany's Social Democrats are instead contemplating a so-called "cooperation" arrangement that would see them agree on a minimal program but leave contested matters up for debate.

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Trump denies accusations of sexual misconduct, attacks Democrats

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he did not know the women who have accused him of sexual misconduct and alleged their claims were a political attack pushed by Democrats, rejecting renewed calls to look into his behavior.

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German watchdog recalls VW Touaregs over defeat devices

HAMBURG/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog on Tuesday announced a recall of Volkswagen's flagship European sport-utility vehicles (SUV) with 3-litre diesel engines after detecting two illicit emissions control devices in the models.

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Trump Blames Democrats for ‘False Accusations’ From Women

“Unable to show any collusion with Russia,” the president says, and accuses Democrats of fabricating stories of sexual misconduct.

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Trump dismisses accusations of sexual misconduct as 'fake news'

President Donald Trump dismissed allegations of sexual misconduct on Tuesday, alleging the claims against him were an invention by Democrats who are unable to prove his campaign colluded with Russia to meddle in the 2016 election.

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German watchdog orders recall of 57,600 VW Touareg SUVs

HAMBURG (Reuters) - Germany's KBA automotive watchdog said it has ordered Volkswagen to recall 57,600 diesel models of its Touareg sport-utility vehicle (SUV) after detecting two illicit emission-control devices in tests.

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German pilots union steps up pressure on Ryanair with strike call

BERLIN (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said strike action at Ryanair was possible in Germany, as of now, as staff join pilots in other countries in pushing for better conditions at the Irish budget carrier.

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Major Cineworld investor 'uncomfortable' with debt for Regal deal

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the biggest shareholders in Cineworld has expressed concern about the company's $3.6 billion takeover of bigger U.S. rival Regal Entertainment, saying it is uncomfortable with the debt the British business will take on to finance the deal.

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Adorable or deplorable? Porgs stir debate in 'Star Wars' galaxy

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Furry, wide-eyed and winged critters called Porgs are invading the "Star Wars" galaxy, and Walt Disney Co hopes they will soon be roosting under fans' Christmas trees.

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German pilots union calls for strikes at Ryanair in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - German pilots' union Vereinigung Cockpit said strike action at Ryanair was possible in Germany, as of now, as staff join pilots in other countries in pushing for better conditions at the Irish budget carrier.

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Germany's VDMA sees UK engineering market stagnating under Brexit

FRANKFURT, Dec 12 (Reuters) - German engineering association VDMA expects the British market to stagnate next year as manufacturers hold off investments in factory equipment while they wait for a degree of clarity in Brexit negotiations.

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Saudi sovereign fund plans cinema venture with AMC Entertainment

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's main sovereign wealth fund said it planned to enter the cinema business with major U.S.-based movie exhibition company AMC Entertainment Holdings, as the conservative kingdom lifts a 35-year-old ban on cinemas.

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Opinion: What Haley can do about Trump harassment accusations

On Sunday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voiced her support for the many women who have publicly accused men of sexual assault -- including her boss, the President of the United States.

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Several Women Repeat Accusations of Sexual Misconduct by Trump

The women said they hoped to be taken more seriously after a torrent of allegations that have toppled the careers of men in the news media, business and politics.

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Germany Accuses of China of Using LinkedIn to Recruit Informants

A top German intelligence agency said that more than its 10,000 citizens were targeted, including lawmakers and government employees.

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'Shape of Water' leads Globes nominees; risk-takers rewarded

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood's long awards season began to take shape on Monday with Golden Globe nominations that rewarded risk-taking and shone a spotlight on veterans and newcomers alike.

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Chef Batali exits company, TV show after sex harassment accusations

Dec 11 (Reuters) - Celebrity chef Mario Batali said on Monday that he has stepped away from his restaurant company and ABC said it asked him to step aside as co-host of a daytime food and talk show after he was accused of sexual harassment in a report by an online food trade publication.

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'Shape of Water' leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, heading a list of dramas and comedies on issues ranging from press freedom, war, racism and the many aspects of love.

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Germany favours Eurofighter as it seeks to replace Tornado

BERLIN, Dec 11 (Reuters) - The German Defence Ministry said on Monday that the European fighter jet was in poll position to replace its Tornado jets, which it wants to phase out starting in 2025.

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Fantasy romance 'Shape of Water' leads 2018 Golden Globe nods

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" led the nominations for the 2018 Golden Globes on Monday, landing seven nods, including for best drama film, director and actress Sally Hawkins.

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UPDATE 2-LKQ to buy German car parts retailer Stahlgruber in $1.8 bln deal

* LKQ to fund acquisition with debt offers, share exchange (Adds valuation, details)

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LKQ to buy German car parts retailer Stahlgruber in $1.77 bln deal

Dec 11 (Reuters) - U.S. auto parts retailer LKQ Corp said on Monday it would buy German peer Stahlgruber for about 1.5 billion euros ($1.77 billion) to expand in Europe.

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Singer Neil Young's model trains fetch nearly $300,000 at auction

(Reuters) - Singer-songwriter Neil Young's extensive collection of model trains have fetched nearly $300,000 at auction, along with classic cars and musical equipment owned by the 72-year-old folk-rock icon.

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Box Office: 'Coco' Wins as 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Waits in the Wings

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - With anticipation building for "Star Wars: The Last Jedi," Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" handily won its third straight crown at a moderate North American box office with $18.3 million at 3,748 sites.

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Former British celebrity publicist Max Clifford dies in prison

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's best-known publicist, Max Clifford, died on Sunday after collapsing in prison, where he was serving an eight-year sentence for indecently assaulting teenage girls in the 1970s and 1980s.

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'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' premieres with tribute to late Carrie Fisher

Los Angeles (Reuters) - The galaxy far, far away was brought to life in downtown Los Angeles on Saturday for the world premiere of “Star Wars: The Last Jedi” where the anticipated first screening was dedicated to the franchise’s late star, Carrie Fisher.

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VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany: Welt am Sonntag

BERLIN (Reuters) - Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States this week for his role in the German carmaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing sources close to Schmidt.

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VW executive convicted in U.S. may seek transfer to Germany - Welt am Sonntag

BERLIN, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt, convicted in the United States this week for his role in the German carmaker's emissions scandal, may ask to serve his prison sentence in Germany, German weekly Welt am Sonntag reported, citing sources close to Schmidt.

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German conservatives reject 'United States of Europe' ahead of coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a "United States of Europe" put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition.

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As coalition talks loom, German conservatives reject SPD's Europe idea

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a United States of Europe put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition.

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Germany's Gabriel denies report he is eyeing finance minister post

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Saturday denied a report that said the Social Democrat, whose party has agreed to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a coalition, was eyeing the post of finance minister.

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Thousands mourn rock idol Hallyday at Paris memorial

PARIS (Reuters) - Thousands of people lined the streets of Paris on Saturday as a convoy of 700 Harley Davidson motorcycles escorted the white coffin of late French rock and roll giant Johnny Hallyday to a memorial service attended by French stars and politicians.

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Farenthold should resign if misconduct accusations true: senior House Republican

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Cathy McMorris Rodgers, the fourth-ranking Republican in the House of Representatives, on Friday told Fox News Channel that fellow Republican Representative Blake Farenthold should resign if an ethics investigation finds that sexual misconduct accusations against him have merit.

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Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning

Former President Barack Obama referenced Nazi Germany while cautioning voters to "tend to this garden of democracy" during an event at the Economic Club of Chicago.

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Abu Dhabi to acquire Leonardo da Vinci's 'Salvator Mundi': Christie's

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - New-York based Christie's auction house said on Friday Abu Dhabi's Department of Culture and Tourism was acquiring Leonardo da Vinci's portrait of Christ, "Salvator Mundi," a painting that sold for $450.3 million.

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Obama invokes Nazi Germany in warning about today's politics

Former President Barack Obama urged voters this week to stay engaged in democracy, warning that complacency was responsible for the rise of Nazi Germany.

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'X-Men' film director Bryan Singer sued for alleged sexual assault

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Brian Singer, the director of the film series "X-Men", has been sued for allegedly sexually assaulting a 17-year-old boy in 2003, according to a lawsuit filed in King County Superior Court in Washington state.

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Trial over 'Love Parade' deaths begins in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Ten people went on trial in Germany on Friday for alleged failures in planning the "Love Parade" music festival in 2010 when 21 people were killed and more than 650 injured in a stampede.

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Germany's SPD says talks with Merkel's conservatives to start Wednesday

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Friday her party would start exploratory talks on Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a coalition, a move that could end the political impasse in Europe's largest economy.

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Actor Geoffrey Rush sues Australian newspaper over 'inappropriate behavior' report

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian actor Geoffrey Rush said on Friday he had filed a defamation lawsuit against Sydney's Daily Telegraph newspaper after it published a report about a complaint alleging inappropriate conduct.

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James Levine Denies ‘Unfounded’ Sexual Abuse Accusations

The Metropolitan Opera’s music director emeritus makes his first public comment since four men accused him of abusing them when they were teenagers or his students.

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Are Earthlings alone? Half of humans believe in alien life

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Nearly half of humans believe in alien life and want to make contact, a survey in 24 countries has found, in what researchers said helps to explain the lasting popularity of the "Star Wars" franchise 40 years after the first movie was screened.

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'Wonder Woman,' 'The Post' among AFI's movies of the year

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Press freedom movie "The Post," gay romance "Call Me By Your Name," World War Two film "Dunkirk" and superhero movie "Wonder Woman" were among 10 films of the year chosen by the American Film Institute (AFI) on Thursday, in a list likely to be echoed at Hollywood's high-profile awards shows next year.

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Petals and confetti shower stage at La Scala opening

MILAN (Reuters) - Rose petals, flowers and golden confetti showered the stage of the rarely-performed Italian opera 'Andrea Chenier' at La Scala's season premiere on Thursday.

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J.K. Rowling defends Johnny Depp casting in next 'Fantastic Beasts'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling on Thursday defended the decision to cast Johnny Depp in the next "Fantastic Beasts" movie after a backlash from fans unhappy about the circumstances of the actor's recent divorce.

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German SPD backs talks with Merkel after impassioned Europe speech

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Thursday to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government after their leader made an impassioned plea for a free hand to work for a social "United States of Europe".

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UPDATE 4-German SPD backs talks with Merkel after impassioned Europe speech

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

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Oscar body adopts conduct code as Hollywood reacts to harassment issue

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Academy of Motion Pictures, the body that chooses the Oscars, has adopted a code of conduct and warned members it reserves the right to expel any who flout the new rules.

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UPDATE 3-German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

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Pop star Ed Sheeran receives honor from Britain's Prince Charles

LONDON (Reuters) - Grammy-winning singer Ed Sheeran received an MBE - a British state honor - for services to music and charity from Prince Charles in a ceremony at Buckingham Palace on Thursday.

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Alpine skiing: German teenager dies after Lake Louise crash

(Reuters) - German teenager Max Burkhart has died of injuries sustained in a crash during a Nor Am Cup race in Lake Louise, Alpine Canada said in statement.

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German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) urged his party on Thursday to push for the creation of a "United States of Europe" and keep open the option of helping Chancellor Angela Merkel form a new government.

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UPDATE 2-German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

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Allison Janney puts her spin on ice-skating scandal in 'I, Tonya'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The stars aligned for Allison Janney when she dressed up in a cheap fur coat, perched a parakeet on her shoulder, and chain-smoked and swore through figure-skating movie "I, Tonya."

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Lewandowski, anchor spar over Moore accusations

Former Trump campaign manager Corey Lewandowski argues President Trump was right to endorse Roy Moore because there is no definitive proof behind the accusations against him.

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German SPD leader urges members to back coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) on Thursday asked party members to give the green light for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to find a way out of the political impasse and leave all government options on the table.

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German SPD leader takes aim at U.S. tech giants

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) took aim at U.S. technology firms Apple, Facebook and Google on Thursday, saying a strong Europe was needed to make sure they stick to the rules.

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GE proposes to cut 1,600 jobs in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - General Electric said it plans to cut around 1,600 jobs in Germany as it shrinks its troubled power generation business.

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Netflix for Jazz? Quincy Jones’s Qwest TV Takes Concerts and Films Digital

The jazz impresario’s latest project will offer high-definition streaming of jazz concerts and documentaries.

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Top German conservative embraces Macron's EU proposals

BERLIN (Reuters) - The premier of Germany's most populous state has become the most senior member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc to throw his weight behind French President Emmanuel Macron's proposals for deepening and reforming the European Union.

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Sean Combs leads four black artists as world's highest paid musicians

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs was ranked the world's highest-paid musician on Wednesday in an annual list that saw black artists take the top four spots.

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For ‘Transparent,’ Accusations Against Jeffrey Tambor Burst an Idealistic Bubble

The staff of the acclaimed Amazon series believed it had created a special workplace. Then harassment accusations pierced the idealism.

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German prosecutors begin initial inquiry into BMW diesel emission allegations

MUNICH (Reuters) - Munich prosecutors have opened a preliminary inquiry into allegations made this week by Germany's main environmental lobby group that a BMW diesel model is fitted with engine software capable of cheating on emissions tests.

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France mourns death of "French Elvis" Johnny Hallyday

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France, surviving drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than 50 years.

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Time magazine names #MeToo 'silence breakers' as person of the year

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Time magazine has named the social movement aimed at raising awareness about sexual harassment and assault, epitomized by the #MeToo social media hashtag, as the most influential "person" in 2017, the publication announced on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-German cartel office approves Airbus deal to buy C-Series

* APPROVES AIRBUS ACQUISITION OF BOMBARDIER'S C-SERIES JETLINER PROGRAMME

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SPD leader promises to push Germany to embrace Macron

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will do everything in their power to ensure that Berlin embraces the European ideas of French President Emmanuel Macron, SPD leader Martin Schulz said on Wednesday.

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French mourn death of 'French Elvis' Johnny Hallyday

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France, surviving drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years.

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easyJet takes on Lufthansa with German domestic routes

BERLIN (Reuters) - Britain's easyJet will start competing with Lufthansa's airlines on domestic German routes from Berlin next month, following its planned takeover of parts of insolvent Air Berlin, it said on Wednesday.

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Johnny Hallyday, 'French Elvis', dies at 74 after cancer

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, whose death at 74 was announced by his wife and the French president on Wednesday, was a rock and roll giant in his native France and survived drug use, family strife and near-death episodes to strut the stage for more than fifty years.

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In Era of Trump, Germany Seeks a Stronger Role Abroad

The acting foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, calls for a bolder foreign policy role for Berlin, as Germans say they worry more about the U.S. than North Korea or Iran.

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French rocker Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 after battle with cancer

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, a singer known as the "French Elvis" whose cowboy swagger and gravelly voice helped popularize rock 'n roll in his country, has died at 74 after a battle with cancer, the office of the French president said on Wednesday.

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French singer Johnny Hallyday dies at 74 after battle with cancer

PARIS (Reuters) - Johnny Hallyday, a singer known as the "French Elvis" who helped popularize rock 'n roll in his country, has died at 74 after a battle with cancer, the office of the French president said on Wednesday.

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Senior lawmaker Conyers leaves U.S. Congress after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped down on Tuesday after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, the first member of Congress to leave his seat during a wave of high-profile harassment allegations.

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Comedian John Oliver confronts Dustin Hoffman about sexual harassment claim

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Comedian John Oliver confronted Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman on stage about a sexual harassment accusation, offering an audience in New York on Monday a rare glimpse of a powerful man facing live questions about such an allegation.

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German trains collide near Duesseldorf, several people injured

BERLIN (Reuters) - Several people were injured in a train crash on Tuesday near the German city of Duesseldorf, fire department and police spokesmen said.

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NBC's 'Today' show ratings jump after Lauer firing

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Ratings for NBC's "Today" show rose last week after the network announced it had fired longtime co-host Matt Lauer following an allegation of inappropriate sexual behavior, according to Nielsen data released on Tuesday.

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Conyers leaving Congress after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, stepped down on Tuesday after multiple accusations of sexual misconduct, the first member of Congress to leave his seat during a wave of high-profile harassment allegations.

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Congressman Conyers retires after harassment accusations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democrat John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, announced his retirement on Tuesday, amid accusations of sexual harassment, and endorsed his son to take his place in Congress.

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U.S. congressman Conyers to retire after harassment accusations: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - John Conyers, the longest serving member of the U.S. House of Representatives, will announce on Tuesday he does not plan to run for re-election, U.S. media said following accusations of sexual harassment against the Michigan Democrat.

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Congressman Conyers to retire after harassment accusations: reports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. congressman John Conyers, the longest serving member of the House of Representatives, will announce on Tuesday he does not plan to run for re-election, U.S. media said following accusations of sexual harassment against the Michigan Democrat.

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As Harassment Accusations Multiply, a Question: Who Stays and Who Goes?

Some lawmakers charged with sexual harassment face intense pressure to resign. Others find more tolerance. There seems to be no rhyme or reason to the responses.

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German police make raids linked to G20 riots in Hamburg

BERLIN (Reuters) - Police conducted dawn raids across Germany on Tuesday as part of investigations into violent clashes between anti-capitalist protesters and officers in the port of Hamburg at the Group of 20 leaders summit in July.

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Germans see Trump as bigger problem than North Korea or Russia

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germans see U.S. President Donald Trump as a bigger challenge for German foreign policy than authoritarian leaders in North Korea, Russia or Turkey, according to a survey by the Koerber Foundation.

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GOP political arm will send money to Alabama where Roy Moore vies for Senate amid accusations

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Krefeld Journal: The German Amateurs Who Discovered ‘Insect Armageddon’

Keeping meticulous records over decades, the Krefeld Entomological Society documented a 75 percent decline in bug populations that shocked the world.

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On foreign policy, lets stop waiting for U.S. decisions, German minister says

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel will on Tuesday urge his country to become more assertive on foreign policy issues and less dependent on the United States, according to excerpts of a speech he is due to give, cited by the newspaper Sueddeutsche Zeitung.

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Taylor Swift spends third week atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift held onto her throne atop the weekly U.S. Billboard 200 album chart for a third consecutive week on Monday.

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Final 'House of Cards' season to focus on Robin Wright after Spacey exit

(Reuters) - The final season of Netflix's political drama "House of Cards" will focus on Robin Wright's first female president character and will start production in 2018, following a hiatus after the exit of star Kevin Spacey, the company said on Monday.

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'Prairie Home Companion' to be renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

(Corrects Dec. 3 story headline and paragraphs 1, 2, 4 to show "A Prairie Home Companion" has not been renamed "Town Hall," a new name has not been chosen)

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Investors line up for Germany's Techem, which could fetch $5 bln -sources

* Ista sale multiple gives almost 4 bln euro enterprise value

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Bill O’Reilly Is Sued by Woman Who Settled Over Harassment Accusations

Bill O’Reilly has said harassment allegations that led to his ouster at Fox News have no merit. One woman says that violates the conditions of their settlement.

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German police check more suspicious parcels after Potsdam explosive package

BERLIN (Reuters) - German police on Monday investigated further suspicious mail packages found around the country as they tried to catch an extortionist who sent a defective parcel bomb to a pharmacy in the city of Potsdam last week.

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German SPD to start talks with Merkel next week if members agree

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Monday he would launch talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government next week if members of his center-left party gave him the green light at a congress this weekend.

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Bollywood matinee idol Shashi Kapoor dies at 79

MUMBAI (Reuters) - Veteran actor Shashi Kapoor, a Bollywood matinee idol who starred in over 100 films, died in Mumbai on Monday. He was 79 and had been battling a kidney ailment.

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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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Environmentalists say they'll try to sue German, EU authorities over glyphosate

VIENNA (Reuters) - Environmentalist groups said on Monday that Germany and the European Union had broken the rules when assessing the safety of the weed-killer glyphosate and that they would try to bring legal actions against the institutes involved.

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France, Germany want Iran to reverse ballistic missile program

PARIS (Reuters) - France and Germany agree that Iran must reverse its ballistic missile program and end its "hegemonic temptations" across the Middle east, the French foreign minister said on Monday.

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Germany's SPD lay out position for talks with Merkel

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) agreed on Monday to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government that could end political deadlock in Europe's largest economy.

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President tweets his support for the Alabama GOP Senate candidate facing accusations of sexual abuse

President Donald Trump fully endorsed Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore on Twitter Monday morning.

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Billy Bush: It was Trump's voice on "Access Hollywood" tape

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Former NBC television host Billy Bush accused U.S. President Donald Trump of "indulging in some revisionist history" for reportedly telling allies it was not his voice making lewd remarks as the men waited to film a segment for "Access Hollywood" in 2005.

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New York Met opera suspends conductor on sexual misconduct allegations

(Reuters) - New York's Metropolitan Opera on Sunday suspended its relationship with former long-time music director, the acclaimed conductor James Levine, as it investigates several allegations of sexual misconduct.

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Met Opera Suspends James Levine After New Sexual Abuse Accusations

The company is investigating its revered conductor after three men came forward with accusations that he abused them when they were teenagers.

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'Prairie Home Companion' renamed after Garrison Keillor's firing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "A Prairie Home Companion," the U.S. radio variety show that Garrison Keillor presented for decades until his retirement last year, has been renamed "Town Hall," days after the raconteur was accused of sexual misconduct.

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Box office: 'Coco' repeats as box office winner with $26.1 million

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's animated comedy "Coco" easily repeated as the winner of the North American box office with a solid $26.1 million at 3,987 locations during a moderate weekend.

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German police say Potsdam explosive package not 'terrorism'

BERLIN (Reuters) - German authorities investigating the delivery of a package containing powerful firecrackers, wires and nails to a pharmacy near a Christmas market in the city of Potsdam said on Sunday it was criminal activity rather than "terrorism."

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Germany's far-right AfD chooses nationalist as co-leader

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Members of the anti-immigrant Alternative for Germany (AfD) party elected a right-wing nationalist to be their co-leader on Saturday, signaling a possible toughening of tone before regional votes next year.

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Police clear protesters as Germany's far-right AfD picks new leaders

HANOVER, Germany (Reuters) - Riot police fired water canon at protesters blocking a road outside an Alternative for Germany (AfD) congress on Saturday, as members of the far-right party gathered inside preparing to pick new leaders.

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Napoleon feted in Czech reenactment of Battle of Austerlitz

(Reuters) - Cannons roared and horses' hooves pounded across the battlefield on which French Emperor Napoleon Bonaparte won one of his most famous victories as hundreds of people took part in a weekend reenactment of the Battle of Austerlitz.

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German police secure nail-filled package found near Christmas market

POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - German police on Friday secured a device full of wires and nails found near an outdoor Christmas market in the city of Potsdam, but could not establish whether it had contained explosives.

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Nestle, Stada prepare rival bids for Germany's Merck consumer health: sources

LONDON/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Swiss food giant Nestle and the private equity owners of German drug firm Stada are both preparing tentative bids for Merck KgaA's consumer health unit, several sources told Reuters.

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Coalition with Merkel not automatic, all options open: Germany's SPD

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Friday he ruled out no option for forming a new government but stressed that a re-run of the outgoing "grand coalition" with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives was not a done deal.

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German police secure nail-filled package found near Potsdam market

POTSDAM, Germany (Reuters) - Experts on Friday made safe a device filled with nails that was delivered to a pharmacy near an outdoor Christmas market in the German city of Potsdam near Berlin, local police and security officials said.

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Russia to kick off soccer World Cup against Saudis, Germany face Mexico

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Hosts Russia will kick off next year's World Cup finals versus Saudi Arabia in Moscow and defending champions Germany will start against Mexico after Friday's draw threw up some mouthwatering clashes.

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UPDATE 1-Germany removes Tesla from subsidies list as too pricey

* Tesla denies this, says drivers can buy no-frills version (Recasts, adds Tesla response, background on subsidy programme)

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Germany removes Tesla from subsidies list as too pricey

BERLIN, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A German government agency has removed Tesla's Model S from the list of electric cars eligible for subsidies because it is not available in a version that falls within a 60,000 euro ($71,448) price limit.

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UPDATE 1-VW truck boss urges Germany to resolve political deadlock

* Sector needs clear rules from government, regulators (Adds detail)

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The Neediest Cases Fund: After Fleeing Anti-Semitism in Russia, Finding Hope and a Home in the U.S.

“I am American,” said Anatoliy Krongauz, who came to the United States with his family after surviving the Holocaust and facing continued discrimination.

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The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

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Why Alabamians might go for Moore even if believing accusations

The panel joins Jake Tapper to discuss the Roy Moore race and the likelihood that he can still win despite the allegations against him.

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Germany's Social Democrats refuse to jump into bed with Merkel quickly

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrat Foreign Minister said his party would not be quick to agree to another grand coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives as party leaders met with the president in a bid to end the country's political deadlock.

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Actor Jim Nabors, TV's 'Gomer Pyle' of 1960s, dies at 87

(Reuters) - Actor Jim Nabors, whose portrayal of the grinning country bumpkin Gomer Pyle on the 1960s television hit "The Andy Griffith Show" belied a classic baritone singing voice, died on Thursday at the age of 87, his website said.

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Longest-serving House Democrat will not be pressured to resign over harassment accusations, attorney says

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Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Music producer Russell Simmons said on Thursday he was stepping down from his fashion and production businesses after a screenwriter said in a column in the Hollywood Reporter that Simmons sexually assaulted her in 1991.

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Matt Lauer apologizes after 'Today' firing as more women come forward

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Today" show host Matt Lauer apologized for what he called his "troubling flaws" in a statement read aloud on the popular NBC morning show on Thursday, a day after the network fired him, citing inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Matt Lauer apologizes, says he's 'soul searching' after 'Today' show firing

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Matt Lauer apologized and said he was "soul searching" in a statement read out on NBC's "Today" show on Tuesday, a day after he was fired from his role as co-host of the popular morning show for what the network said was inappropriate sexual behavior.

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Sundance works to make film festival safer amid Hollywood sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Sundance Film Festival organizers say they are working with law enforcement to make the annual independent film showcase in January a safer place in the wake of sexual harassment accusations sweeping Hollywood.

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Franco-German fighter jet project likely to be opened to other countries

BERLIN (Reuters) - A Franco-German program to develop a European fighter jet will likely be widened to include other countries to lower costs, officials with the German defense ministry and Europe's Airbus said on Wednesday.

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U.S. radio host Keillor fired over accusation of improper behavior

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the long-running folksy variety show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

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Director says reshoots 'already done' for 'All the Money in the World'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Movie director Ridley Scott says he is confident of finishing reshoots on "All the Money in the World" in time for its planned December release after a scramble to replace actor Kevin Spacey because of sexual misconduct allegations.

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German SPD, conservatives argue over repatriation of Syrian refugees

BERLIN (Reuters) - Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) and Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives argued on Wednesday about repatriating Syrian refugees accused of crimes, a potential foretaste of coalition negotiations on immigration.

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U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor fired over claim of improper behavior

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran U.S. radio host Garrison Keillor, creator of the folksy show "A Prairie Home Companion," has been fired over an accusation of inappropriate behavior, Minnesota Public Radio said on Wednesday.

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Conyers should resign if accusations are 'founded': No. 2 House Democrat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Steny Hoyer, the No. 2 Democrat in the U.S. House of Representatives, said on Wednesday that Democratic representative John Conyers should resign if the sexual harassment allegations against him are found to be true.

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NBC News fires 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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German court rules 'bookkeeper of Auschwitz' fit to go to jail

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court ruled on Wednesday that a 96-year-old German known as the "bookkeeper of Auschwitz" was fit to go to prison, rejecting his plea for the sentence to be suspended.

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NBC News says it fired 'Today' co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving what it called a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network said on Wednesday.

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Cristiano Ronaldo climbs Instagram ranks, Selena Gomez most-followed

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Portuguese soccer star Cristiano Ronaldo muscled his way into Instagram's top-followed ranks this year as he documented his career and growing family, but pop star Selena Gomez still reigned supreme on the social media platform.

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NBC News says it fired 'Today' Show co-host Matt Lauer for sexual misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - NBC News fired popular "Today" show host Matt Lauer after receiving a detailed complaint from a colleague about inappropriate sexual behavior in the workplace, the network announced on Wednesday.

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Europe will pay the price for Germany's paralysis

Germany's current political limbo is not a tragedy for Germany. Its stale democracy could use a good shaking up, which is exactly what's been happening since the national vote in September. Germans are once again talking politics and hashing out political differences.

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Weinstein accuser seeks to set legal precedent with sex trafficking law

(Reuters) - The lawyer representing Harvey Weinstein's latest accuser is attempting to set legal precedent by contending Weinstein's actions overseas make him liable for civil damages under a criminal law against sex trafficking, five legal experts said.

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Cineworld in talks to acquire Regal Entertainment for $3.6 billion

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks to acquire U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group for approximately $3.6 billion in cash, Regal said on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Cineworld in talks with Regal Entertainment about merger - sources

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks with U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group about a potential merger, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Spielberg's 'The Post' aimed at people 'starving for the truth'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's new movie "The Post" may be set in 1971 but its theme about press freedom is all about today.

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

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

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Germany clears $1.19 billion in diesel pollution funds for cities

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's federal government on Tuesday released 1 billion euros ($1.19 billion) of promised funding to help municipalities tackle diesel pollution but environmentalists doubt the move will help avert bans of polluting vehicles.

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Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.

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German minister's vote on weed-killer should not happen again: Merkel

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Tuesday said she regretted a conservative minister's vote in favor of an EU proposal to extend the use of a weed-killer against the wishes of a cabinet colleague, adding such incident should not happen again.

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German Mayor Who Welcomed Refugees Is Stabbed by Angry Resident

Andreas Hollstein, who won plaudits for taking in extra asylum seekers, was wounded in the neck, but he vowed not to alter his policy of openness.

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Quarter of German firms see digital threat to survival

BERLIN (Reuters) - A quarter of German companies are worried that their survival is endangered by digitalization, while a large majority want the next German government to make the topic a priority, a survey showed on Tuesday.

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German cities call on Merkel to release diesel pollution funds

BERLIN (Reuters) - German cities will call on the government to immediately release 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion) of promised funding to cut diesel pollution and help them avert a potential ban on diesel vehicles.

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AC/DC rock legend Malcolm Young remembered at private funeral

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian rock legend and AC/DC co-founder Malcolm Young was remembered at a private funeral in Sydney on Tuesday attended by family, friends and fellow musicians.

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British actress sues Harvey Weinstein in New York alleging sex trafficking

(Reuters) - An aspiring British actress sued Harvey Weinstein in New York federal court on Monday accusing the movie producer of sex trafficking by inviting her to a hotel room in France and sexually assaulting her.

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Roy Moore compares accusations against him to Russia probe

Senate candidate Roy Moore said at a campaign event Monday that the sexual allegations he faces are "completely false" and "malicious," and said he doesn't know any of the women levying them.

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Taylor Swift's 'Reputation' reigns atop Billboard 200 chart

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Taylor Swift ruled at the top of the U.S. Billboard 200 album chart on Monday as her latest release "Reputation" easily beat off new entries from country music stars Tim McGraw and Garth Brooks.

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Talk show host Seth Meyers to host 2018 Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Late night talk show host Seth Meyers will host the 2018 Golden Globe movie and television awards ceremony in January, organizers said on Monday.

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Germany's Christmas markets open under tight security a year after attack

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Christmas markets opened on Monday at the start of the holiday season, with security staff on hand and concrete barriers to protect shoppers, nearly a year after an Islamist militant killed 12 people by driving a truck into crowds.

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Founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstores convicted, children jailed

STUTTGART (Reuters) - The founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstore chain got a suspended sentence and his two children got jail terms on Monday for taking money from the company before its collapse.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

After Tumultuous Week, Germany’s Politics Look to the Familiar

Leaders of the German chancellor’s conservative party say a coalition with the Social Democrats would provide more stability than a minority government.

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Germany swings EU vote in favor of weed-killer glyphosate

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Germany defeated its key EU ally France in a very tight vote on Monday to clear the use of weed-killer glyphosate for the next five years after a heated debate over whether it causes cancer.

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UPDATE 2-Germany swings EU vote in favour of weed-killer glyphosate

* German environment minister wanted abstention again (Adds reactions, internal division in Germany)

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Founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstore convicted, children jailed

STUTTGART (Reuters) - The founder of Germany's failed Schlecker drugstore chain got a suspended sentence and his two children got jail terms on Monday for offences relating to the company's collapse.

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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.

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Merkel presses cautious SPD over joining new German coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel piled pressure on Monday on the Social Democrats (SPD) to rejoin a "grand coalition" with her conservatives, arguing that the European Union and the wider world urgently needed a stable German government in place.

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Founder of collapsed German drugstore chain Schlecker gets suspended prison term

STUTTGART (Reuters) - The founding family behind German drugstore chain Schlecker, whose 2,800 stores closed in 2012, were sentenced over the company's collapse by a German court on Monday.

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Germany may need constitutional change to allow it to strike back at hackers

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany may need to change its constitution to allow it to strike back at hackers who target private computer networks and it hopes to complete any legal reforms next year, a top Interior Ministry official said on Monday.

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Europe, global environment mean Germany needs stable government, Merkel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs a stable government as soon as possible in order to respond to proposals for reforming the European Union and to deal with an uncertain global environment, Chancellor Angela Merkel told a news conference on Monday.

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German government talks likely a month away, Merkel ally says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats (SPD) may not begin until next year, a top official in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp said, potentially prolonging the uncertainty in Europe's largest economy.

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Europe Edition: Yemen, Germany, Ireland: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Merkel's CDU agrees to pursue grand coalition in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Leaders of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party agreed on Sunday to pursue a "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats (SPD) to break the political deadlock in Europe's biggest economy.

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

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

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Box Office: 'Coco' Beats 'Justice League' Over Holiday Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - Disney-Pixar's "Coco" handily won the Thanksgiving holiday box office over the second weekend of Warner Bros.-DC Entertainment's "Justice League," with $71.2 million at 3,987 North American sites during the Wednesday-Sunday period.

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Bavaria boss backs SPD tie-up as consensus grows for German grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Bavaria's conservatives threw his weight behind an alliance with Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) on Sunday, adding to momentum for a new 'grand coalition' to break the political deadlock in Europe's biggest economy.

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Germany's Merkel vows to get government in place quickly

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Saturday she aimed to get a government in place as quickly as possible after she was left scrambling to find a way to govern when three-way coalition talks collapsed last Sunday.

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Momentum grows for another grand coalition in Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) will likely approve a renewed coalition with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives if party leaders present a convincing proposal, a member of the party's executive leadership said on Saturday.

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Hugh Jackman on 'Logan': 'It's time to leave the party'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "I know Aussies are not known for leaving the party at the right time but (after) 17 years, it's time to leave the party," Hugh Jackman quipped as he discussed his last time playing X-Men superhero Wolverine in this year's gritty action hit "Logan."

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Consensus? No, Thanks. German Politics Suddenly Get Messy.

The breakdown of coalition talks may signal the end of the country’s postwar tradition of compromise. Not everyone thinks that’s a bad thing.

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German president summons grand coalition partners for talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) appeared close to dropping their opposition to renewing cooperation with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, with a planned summit between the two camps seemingly offering a way out of a political impasse.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Germany Embraces a Third Gender. What’s Next?

The country has taken a big step forward, but its politicized gender wars could lead to a backlash.

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UPDATE 1-What political crisis? German business morale hits record high

* SPD readiness to talk could unlock political impasse (Recasts with detail, background)

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Germany's SPD says open to coalition talks with other parties

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) are ready to hold talks with other parties on breaking political deadlock created by Chancellor Angela Merkel's failure to form a coalition government, a senior member of the center-left party said.

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Backlash among German MPs against parliamentary Twitter ban

BERLIN, Nov 23 (Reuters) - German lawmakers have protested after Wolfgang Schaeuble, the new president of the Bundestag, announced a ban on sending tweets from inside the parliament chamber.

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

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

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Germany reports outbreak of mild bird flu on farm: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Germany has reported an outbreak of low pathogenic H5N2 bird flu on a farm in the Lower Saxony region in the north of the country, the Paris-based World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Thursday.

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Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday

MILAN (Reuters) - Workers at Amazon's main distribution hub in Italy are planning their first ever strike for Friday, trade unions said, while they are also striking at six warehouses in Germany, threatening to disrupt one of the year's busiest shopping days.

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UPDATE 1-Workers at Amazon's main Italian hub, German warehouses strike on Black Friday

* Workers in Germany also announce Black Friday walkouts (Adds strike in Germany)

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Holocaust memorial built outside home of far-right German politician

Political activists built a replica of Berlin's Holocaust Memorial outside the home of a far-right German politician to protest his call for Germany to stop feeling guilty about Nazi atrocities.

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Merkel ally urges Social Democrats to consider new German 'grand coalition'

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) should reconsider their opposition to joining a new "grand coalition" with Angela Merkel's conservatives because Europe needs a stable government in Berlin, a senior ally of the chancellor said on Thursday.

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ITC to probe Caterpillar patent allegations against German firms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission said on Wednesday it had launched an investigation into allegations that German manufacturers Wirtgen GmbH and Joseph Voegele AG infringe on patents held by Caterpillar Inc .

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Backstreet Boy Nick Carter denies 2002 rape allegation

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Backstreet Boy singer Nick Carter on Wednesday denied an allegation that he raped a teen pop singer 15 years ago, saying he was "shocked and saddened" by the accusation.

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Summit on euro zone future in December still on despite no German government: Tusk

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - A summit of euro zone leaders will go ahead as planned in the middle of December, the chairman of European Union leaders said on Wednesday, dispelling speculation it might be postponed because of the collapse of German coalition talks.

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PayPal purchase protection doesn't shield from lawsuits: German court

KARLSRUHE, Germany (Reuters) - Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that PayPal's purchase protection scheme does not shield customers from being sued for the price of items they bought online even if PayPal had granted them a refund.

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PayPal purchase protection doesn't shield from lawsuits - German court

KARLSRUHE, Germany, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Germany's highest court ruled on Wednesday that PayPal's purchase protection scheme does not shield customers from being sued for the price of items they bought online even if PayPal had granted them a refund.

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First love, gay love, take center stage in 'Call Me By Your Name'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Call Me By Your Name" became a landmark for gay romantic fiction when it was first published in 2007, but the makers of a new movie version say it will appeal to anyone who enjoys a good love story.

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German Social Democrats face pressure over coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) faced pressure on Wednesday to consider offering coalition talks to Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to settle the worst political crisis in modern German history.

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German cyber agency calls for authority to hack back: Spiegel

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Germany spy agencies should have the authority to digitally strike back against cyber criminals, the president of Germany's new cyber security agency Zitis told Der Spiegel newsmagazine.

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German artists build Holocaust memorial near far-right leader's home

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German political art group on Wednesday said it had built a pared-down version of Berlin's Holocaust memorial near the home of a far-right politician who sparked outrage by suggesting history books should more focus on German World War Two victims.

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Some German Social Democrats question rejection of grand coalition

BERLIN (Reuters) - A group of Social Democrat (SPD) deputies is questioning their party's rejection of a renewed 'grand coalition' with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to resolve Germany's worst political crisis of modern times, according to Bild newspaper.

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Editorial: Ms. Merkel Struggles to Hold Germany Together

Her failure to form a governing coalition could lead to new elections amid a growing threat from the right.