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Op-Ed Columnist: Steve Mnuchin Pulls a Paul Ryan

A Treasury report on tax cuts that’s a sick joke, but very much in the modern G.O.P. tradition.

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BRIEF-Amc Entertainment Holdings Signed Non-Binding Memorandum Of Understanding With Public Investment Fund Of Saudi Arabia

* AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC - SIGNED NON-BINDING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND OF SAUDI ARABIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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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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BRIEF-Gain Capital Announces Monthly Metrics For November 2017

* RETAIL SEGMENT OTC TRADING VOLUME FOR NOV 2017 WAS $207 BILLION, DOWN 19.5 PERCENT

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Putin orders 'significant part' of Russian forces in Syria to withdraw

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin ordered "a significant part" of Russia's military contingent in Syria to start withdrawing on Monday, saying Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State in just over two years.

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Putin orders Russian forces to start pulling out of Syria

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin on Monday ordered Russian forces in Syria to start withdrawing, saying that after a two year military campaign, Moscow and Damascus had achieved their mission of destroying Islamic State.

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Nokia's COO quits after eight months in the job

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Nokia said its chief operating officer will leave the telecom network equipment maker, which is struggling in the face of a shrinking market and tough competition, after just eight months in the job.

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UPDATE 1-Nokia's COO quits after eight months in the job

HELSINKI, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Nokia said its chief operating officer will leave the telecom network equipment maker, which is struggling in the face of a shrinking market and tough competition, after just eight months in the job.

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

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

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Op-Ed Columnist: Susan Collins and the Duping of Centrists

And your health care may suffer for it.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Leave the Johnson Amendment Alone

Charities and churches shouldn’t be involved in political campaigns.

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Honduras tribunal says partial vote recount shows same result

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' electoral tribunal said on Sunday that a partial recount of votes from the disputed presidential election showed broadly the same result as previously, giving the lead to current President Juan Orlando Hernandez.

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Iraq is 'totally liberated' from Islamic State: Iraqi armed forces

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq has been "totally liberated" from Islamic State, the Iraqi armed forces announced in a statement on Saturday.

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Sterling hits six-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

LONDON (Reuters) - A breakthrough in Brexit negotiations pushed sterling to a six-month high against the euro on Friday and added momentum to an upswing in world stocks underpinned by strong economic news from China and Japan.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Sterling hits 6-month high, stocks up as Brexit deal adds to Asian cheer

* European stocks surge 0.9 pct, following Asian stocks higher

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They Fled Boko Haram, Only to Be Raped by Nigeria’s Security Forces

Thousands of women and girls have endured Boko Haram’s sexual violence. But Nigerian security forces have also preyed on the people they are assigned to protect.

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‘No Two Are Exactly the Same’: How the Heisman Trophy Is Made

The Heisman Trophy is made via an elaborate process by MTM Recognition, in Oklahoma, whose workers are eager to see Baker Mayfield bring one back to the state on Saturday.

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Los Angeles, Al Franken, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Pentagon wants 12 month procurement time for major weapons programs, official

Dec 7 (Reuters) - The Pentagon's acquisition chief said on Wednesday she wants to cut the time for major procurements to 12 months from an average of 2.5 years, speaking during a congressional hearing on the reorganization of the Defense Department's procurement system.

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In less than a month, the onetime 'SNL' talent went from presidential prospect to brink of unemployment

Al Franken's fall from Democratic party grace, and a perch where he stood among its most popular figures, came abruptly, a confounding plunge -- and to many Democrats, a stinging betrayal -- following his long and meticulous ascent from "Saturday Night Live" comedian to national politics.

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Orange's boss Richard promises investors more of the same

PARIS/LONDON (Reuters) - Orange's boss Stephane Richard told investors on Thursday he will stick with plans to invest heavily in upgrading networks rather than content as he bids for a third term to lead France's biggest telecoms operator.

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Singing as Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

The Australian Parliament celebrated with singing and flags after it voted to legalize same-sex marriage.

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Australia celebrates 'day for love' as it allows same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia became the 26th nation to legalize same-sex marriage on Thursday, prompting cheers and singing from a packed parliament public gallery in a country where some states ruled homosexual acts to be illegal until just 20 years ago.

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Australia legalizes same-sex marriage

Australia's parliament voted to legalize same-sex marriage Thursday after years of political jockeying and fierce public debate.

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Asia shares creep above 2-month lows, but growth, U.S. policy risks weigh

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered above two-month lows on Thursday as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off although softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors cautious.

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Australia Makes Same-Sex Marriage Legal

Just three weeks after a national referendum showed strong support for gay marriage, Parliament followed the public’s lead.

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Asia shares hover near 2-month low as growth, U.S. policy risks weigh

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered near two-month lows on Thursday as softer oil and copper prices and uncertainty over U.S. policy kept many investors on the sidelines, even as some high-tech bellwethers bounced back after a searing sell-off.

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METALS-London copper mired near two-month low as China demand growth cools

MELBOURNE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - London copper edged up on Thursday but was still not far two-month lows amid signs that growth in China's property and power sectors, both major copper consumers, is tapering into the year end. FUNDAMENTALS * London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $6,571.50 a tonne by 0209 GMT, after closing little changed in the previous session. Prices on Tuesday fell to $6,507.50, the weakest since Oct. 10. Shanghai Futures Exchange copper

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Asia shares hover near two-month low as growth, U.S. policy risks sap sentiment

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares held close to a two-month low on Thursday as softer oil and copper as well as U.S. policy uncertainty kept sentiment in check, while high-tech stocks struggled to recover after a searing sell-off.

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BRIEF-Broadcom Says Expect Proposed Qualcomm Deal Will Be Completed Within About 12 Months Following Signing Of Definitive Agreement

* BROADCOM CFO - EXPECT THAT PROPOSED QUALCOMM TRANSACTION WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN ABOUT 12 MONTHS FOLLOWING SIGNING OF DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT - CONF CALL‍​

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Economic Scene: Tax Plan Aims to Slay a Reagan Target: The Government Beast

By denying deductions for state and local taxes, the Republicans seek to force high-tax states run by Democrats to capitulate.

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Couple aims to wed in every country with same-sex marriage

They've been married four times -- to each other.

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Nigeria replaces commander in fight against Boko Haram after six months: sources

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Nigeria is replacing the military commander of the fight against Boko Haram after half a year following a string of insurgency attacks despite years of official claims the group has almost been defeated, military sources said on Wednesday.

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Israeli Prime Minister reinforces bond with US

After the announcement that President Trump will recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu says the alliance with US is "irreplaceable."

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Op-Ed Columnist: Living With the Republican Tax Plan

A disappointing bill that could be worse.

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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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Nikkei in worst fall for 8 1/2 months, Middle East concerns weigh

* Investors rush to take profits after break of 25-day average

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Asia stocks hit 2-month low as risk sentiment sours broadly

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped across the board on Wednesday as various factors including weaker metals prices and monetary policy concerns in China soured investor risk sentiment.

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Conyers resigned today. But he still doesn't get it.

Facing mounting claims of sexual harassment and increasing pressure from Democratic leaders, Michigan Rep. John Conyers announced that he is resigning the Detroit-area seat he's held since 1964.

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Mueller's Russia probe cost $3.2 million in first four months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million in the first four and a half months of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed in a report on Tuesday.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Copper falls to two-month low; tech stocks rebound

* Dollar gains for second day on U.S. tax reform hopes (Updates with afternoon trading)

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METALS-Copper price sinks to two-month low as dollar firms, inventories rise

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, dollar, trader comment) By Zandi Shabalala LONDON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - The price of copper fell to its lowest level in two months on Tuesday as inventories rose and the dollar largely held onto gains made in the previous session on hopes of U.S. tax cuts. Benchmark copper had slipped 3.6 percent to $6,580 per tonne by 1527 GMT, after touching its lowest level since Oct. 5 at $6,655.10. It was on track for its biggest

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Myanmar forces may be guilty of genocide against Rohingya, U.N. says

GENEVA (Reuters) - Myanmar's security forces may be guilty of genocide against the Rohingya Muslim minority, the United Nations' top human rights official said on Tuesday, adding that more were fleeing despite an agreement between Myanmar and Bangladesh to send them home.

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Supreme Court hears same-sex marriage cake case

The Supreme Court will take up one of the most momentous cases of the term on Tuesday as it considers arguments from a Colorado baker who refused to make a cake to celebrate a same-sex couple's marriage because he believes that God designed marriage to be between a man and a woman.

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Austrian court rules same-sex couples can marry from 2019

Austria's top court has ruled that same-sex couples can get married from 2019, declaring a previous law discriminatory.

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Wildfire forces thousands to flee homes north of Los Angeles

(Reuters) - A rapidly growing wildfire in the foothills north of Los Angeles threatened thousands of homes on Tuesday, forcing nearby residents to evacuate after causing at least one death and power outages throughout the area, officials said.

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Austria's supreme court paves way for same-sex marriage from 2019

VIENNA (Reuters) - Same-sex couples will be allowed to get married in Austria from 2019, the country's supreme court ruled on Tuesday, saying a current law to the contrary violated the principle of...

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Op-Ed Columnist: No Wonder Millennials Hate Capitalism

A generation maligned as entitled whiners will be particularly hard hit by the Republicans’ wretched tax bill.

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WaPo: Woman shares card she says Moore signed

Debbie Wesson Gibson, a woman who says she knew Alabama GOP Senate candidate Roy Moore when she was 17 years old, shares a signed card taped to her senior yearbook, according to the Washington Post.

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How New Yorkers Would Lose Under the Republican Tax Bill

The legislation could send home prices tumbling, increase the region’s tax burden, and make it harder for local governments to pay for infrastructure.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans Are Coming for Your Benefits

They never cared about deficits, but will gladly use them as an excuse to take away aid for those who need it.

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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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UPDATE 1-Uber joins forces with global public transport association

BRUSSELS, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Ride-hailing app Uber said on Monday it was joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in, although North America's largest public transit union said there was no place for the U.S. company.

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Gay Australian Politician Proposes During Same-Sex Marriage Debate

The marriage proposal came as a bill legalizing same-sex unions made its way through the final stages of passage in Parliament.

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Uber joins forces with global public transport association

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ride-hailing app Uber [UBER.UL] said on Monday it was joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in.

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Australian lawmaker proposes to same-sex partner on floor of parliament

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - An Australian conservative politician on Monday proposed to his long-term partner on the floor of parliament, ahead of the expected passage of a measure for same sex couples to marry.

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Commander of Taliban 'special forces' killed in Afghanistan: officials

KABUL (Reuters) - The commander of the Taliban's "special forces" branch, known as the "Red Unit," was killed last week in Helmand province by Afghan forces, according to Afghanistan's main intelligence agency.

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Honduran army enforces curfew after vote count stalls

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran security forces fanned out on Saturday to enforce a curfew as sporadic demonstrations continued over a contested presidential election that triggered violent protests that have killed at least three people.

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Tax Bill Offers Last-Minute Breaks for Developers, Banks and Oil Industry

In Senate Republicans’ mad dash to rewrite the tax code, lawmakers added loopholes for the wealthy and tightened deductions for middle-income workers.

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Honduran army enforces curfew while vote count stalls

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

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Few Hurdles Left, G.O.P. Is Confident Tax Cuts Will Be Signed This Month

The same forces that rocketed the House and Senate tax measures to passage appear likely to bond Republicans as they work to hash out the differences.

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Two dead as Honduran army enforces curfew while vote count stalls

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

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Police arrest woman in Tanzania over video of same-sex kiss

DAR ES SALAAM (Reuters) - Police in Tanzania have arrested a woman after a video clip showing her kissing and embracing another woman at a party was widely shared online, a senior official said.

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Honduras awaits presidential vote count as army enforces curfew

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras enforced a curfew on Saturday while still mired in chaos over a contested presidential election that has triggered looting and protests in which at least one person has died.

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Honduran army enforces curfew to stem violence after delayed vote count

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras suspended the right to free movement on Friday, imposing a dusk-to-dawn curfew and giving the army and police extended powers after looting and protests triggered by a contested election killed at least one person.

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

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

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Who Gains From the Tax Plan? Economists Face Off

Republican leaders say their proposals will fuel investment and job creation. Critics say that the rich are the beneficiaries and that debt will weigh on growth. We asked two economists, one from each side, to make their cases.

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The G.O.P. Tax Plan Can Be Confusing. Here’s Help Deciphering It.

You don’t need to be an expert in tax policy to get caught up on what the far-reaching proposal could mean.

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Dueling Tax Plans: Here’s What the Senate and House Have to Resolve

The Senate is poised to pass its tax bill but it still needs to be reconciled with the House-passed legislation, which differs in some significant ways from the Senate plan.

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Live Briefing: Senate Weighs Changes to Tax Bill on the Same Day They Could Vote

Republicans are moving closer to a final vote on their tax overhaul, but they still needed to make revisions in order to win over reluctant lawmakers.

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Trump’s Red Line Is Holding Up Tax Cuts

Insistence on a 20 percent corporate tax rate is slowing negotiations for a final deal in the Senate.

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Nissan's Japan car sales slide for second month after compliance scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co's sales of domestic passenger cars fell by almost half in November - its second straight month of slides in the wake of a compliance scandal and its first since it resumed production of cars for the home market.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Republicans’ Tax Lies Show the Rot Spreads Wide and Runs Deep

Bad faith touches every aspect of the G.O.P.’s sales pitch to ram a bill through.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX up most in 2 months as energy stocks rally

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index had its biggest one-day gain in more than two months on Thursday, with energy shares rallying as OPEC members extended output cuts and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce rising after forecast-busting earnings.

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After Lauer, the morning show 'family' will never be the same

Nothing in television news approaches the morning shows for (manufactured) intimacy.

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemeni missile, second in a month

DUBAI (Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's armed Houthi group at Saudi Arabia was shot down on Thursday near the south-western city of Khamis Mushait, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya channel reported.

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BRIEF-Kraken Reports Revenues For Three Months Ended September 30, 2017 Were $1.6 Mln

* KRAKEN ROBOTICS INC- REVENUES FOR THREE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017 WERE $1.6 MILLION COMPARED TO $0.9 MILLION

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Lucky 13? Stocks score longest run of monthly gains on record

LONDON (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday whether the longest global equity bull run in living memory might be starting to splutter.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Lucky 13? Stocks score longest run of monthly gains on record

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - A dive in high-flying U.S. tech stocks on worries their boom may have peaked left investors wondering on Thursday whether the longest global equity bull run in living memory might be starting to splutter.

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Editorial: The Senate is Rushing to Pass Its Tax Bill Because It Stinks

This is no way to handle a complex piece of legislation, and the Republicans must know it.

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Opposition wants Russian pressure for Syria deal within six months

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's opposition wants Russia and other states to put pressure on President Bashar al-Assad to engage in peace talks in Geneva to produce a political solution within six months, the chief of its delegation said at the start of negotiations on Wednesday.

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Same-sex marriage bill clears Australia's Senate

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's upper house Senate on Wednesday passed a measure to legalize same-sex marriage, perhaps as soon as next week, after lawmakers dismissed a conservative push to allow religious objectors to refuse service to same-sex couples.

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Republican Victory May Rest Once Again With McCain, This Time on Taxes

After sinking his party’s hopes of repealing the Affordable Care Act earlier this year, the Republican from Arizona may hold the fate of a tax overhaul in his hands.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa opens three-month amnesty window for return of stolen funds

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new President Emmerson Mnangagwa has opened a three-month amnesty window for the return of public funds illegally stashed abroad by individuals and companies, he said on Tuesday.

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Egypt security forces kill 11 suspected militants in raid

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian security forces have killed 11 suspected militants in a shootout near the Sinai, the interior ministry said on Tuesday, just days after more than 300 people were killed in an attack on a mosque in North Sinai.

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Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

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A senior State official leaves after just three months

A senior State Department official appointed by the Trump administration is leaving the agency after just three months on the job, CNN has learned.

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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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Op-Ed Columnist: The Biggest Tax Scam in History

Republicans try to create a safe space for political double talk.

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BRIEF-Enerjex Resources Says Alpha Capital Anstalt Signed Binding Commitment Letter With Co

* ENERJEX RESOURCES-ON NOV 21, ALPHA CAPITAL ANSTALT SIGNED BINDING COMMITMENT LETTER WITH CO RELATED TO DEAL WITH AG EAGLE AERIAL SYSTEMS - SEC FILING

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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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Asia stocks hit by China, South Korea weakness, euro at 2-month high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks surrendered early modest gains and retreated from a decade high on Monday, weighed by weakness in the Chinese and South Korean markets, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.

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Asia stocks slip as China, South Korea weakness weigh, euro hits two-month high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks gave back earlier modest gains and fell back from a decade high on Monday, weighed by weakness in the Chinese and South Korean markets, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.

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Asia stocks slip as China, South Korea weakness weigh, euro hits 2-month high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks gave back earlier modest gains and fell back from a decade high on Monday, weighed by weakness in the Chinese and South Korean markets, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.

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METALS-Copper hits 1-month top above $7,000 on steady demand

MELBOURNE, Nov 27 (Reuters) - London copper touched a one-month high above $7,000 a tonne on Monday, amid signs of resilience in China's industrial sector that suggested a cooling, but still healthy, appetite for metals. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper hit $7,024 a tonne, its highest in a month, and is on track for a 26 percent annual gain, which would be its biggest since 2010. The metal eased to be flat at $7,005 a tonne by 0146 GMT, still holding a ha

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Asian stocks hover near decade peak, euro reaches two-month high

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks hovered near a decade high on Monday as a robust business outlook continued to support investor risk appetite, while the euro reached a two-month top against the dollar.

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BRIEF-ADYA LOSS PER SHARE $‍0.00​ FOR 3 MONTHS ENDED SEPT 30

* ADYA ANNOUNCES RESULTS FOR THE THREE AND NINE MONTHS ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

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WRAPUP 3-Late buying supports China stocks after worst day in months

SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Chinese stocks ended a choppy day little changed on Friday after suffering their biggest selloff in months the previous session, reflecting a clash between bulls and bears over the implications of fresh government steps to reduce financial risks.

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The ex-Olympian's sentence was more than doubled to 13 years and 5 months for his girlfriend's murder in 2013

A high court in South Africa increased Oscar Pistorius' prison sentence Friday to 13 years and five months for the murder of his girlfriend, Reeva Steenkamp.

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WRAPUP 2-China stocks extend losses after worst day in months

SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Chinese stocks slipped further on Friday after the biggest selloff in months the previous day, with fresh government steps to reduce financial risks and a rout in the bond market sapping investors' confidence.

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Asian shares off 10-year peak, China hits three-month low

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while mainland Chinese shares dropped to three-month lows after big falls the previous day on concerns about fresh government steps to curb financial risks and an ongoing rout in the Chinese bond market.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares off 10-year peak, China hits 3-month low

TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Asian shares hovered below their 10-year peak on Friday while mainland Chinese shares dropped to three-month lows after big falls the previous day on concerns about fresh government steps to curb financial risks and an ongoing rout in the Chinese bond market.

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WRAPUP 1-China stocks wobble after worst day in months

SHANGHAI, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Chinese stocks wobbled in volatile trade on Friday morning as investors grappled with the biggest selloff in months the previous day, with fresh government steps to curb financial risks and a rout in the bond market sapping confidence.

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BRIEF-GoldMoney signed non-binding LOI to launch GoldMoney China

* Signed non-binding LOI formalizing JV framework whereby co, Taojinyn, Zhaojin mining will launch, operate local version of co in China​

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Deal on Rohingya Repatriation Inches Forward, but Hurdles Remain

An announcement by Myanmar and Bangladesh brings a vague commitment to return migrants who fled death and destruction in a military crackdown.

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Amazon starts Australian trial after months of hype

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm began an order-taking trial on Thursday, giving life to the hype which has preceded its arrival in the world's No. 12 economy and weighed on the shares of the brick-and-mortar retail sector.

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

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

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Ex-WellCare general counsel gets six months in U.S. prison

(Reuters) - A former general counsel of insurer WellCare Health Plans Inc was sentenced on Wednesday to six months in prison for making a false statement to Florida's Medicaid program as part of what prosecutors called a sophisticated healthcare fraud scheme.

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U.S. oil rig count up in Nov, first monthly build since July -Baker Hughes

By Scott DiSavino Nov 22 (Reuters) - U.S. energy companies this week added oil rigs, with the monthly rig count rising for the first time since July as crude prices traded near their highest levels since the summer of 2015. Drillers added nine oil rigs in the week to Nov. 22, bringing the total count up to 747, General Electric Co's Baker Hughes energy services firm said in its closely followed report on Wednesday. Baker Hughes released the rig count

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South Korea, China to hold summit next month to mend ties

(Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in will visit Beijing next month for a summit with China's Xi Jinping as the two countries seek to mend ties frayed by a year-long spat over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, Seoul's foreign ministry said on Thursday.

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Mexico suffers deadliest month on record, 2017 set be worst year

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - There were more murders in October in Mexico than in any month over at least 20 years, according to official data, in the latest grim milestone in 2017, a year on course to register the highest homicide tally since modern records began.

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Man charged with terrorism, murder in last month's New York truck attack

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A federal grand jury on Tuesday indicted Sayfullo Saipov on terrorism and murder charges stemming from last month's truck attack in Lower Manhattan that killed eight people, the U.S. Justice Department said in a statement.

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New judge assigned to US lawsuit against AT&T-Time Warner deal

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Justice's lawsuit aimed at stopping AT&T Inc from buying movie and TV show provider Time Warner Inc will be heard by District Court Judge Richard Leon, according to a court filing on Tuesday.

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Dollar Tree reports better-than-expected same-store sales

Nov 21 (Reuters) - Dollar Tree Inc, the biggest U.S. dollar-store chain operator, on Tuesday reported third-quarter comparable store sales that beat Wall Street estimates, helped by higher customer traffic and spending at its stores.

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New Puerto Rico utility head, same old challenges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New leadership at Puerto Rico's beleaguered electric utility may not be sufficient to compensate for missteps following Hurricane Maria that led to delayed work, recurrent blackouts and more than $500 million in contracts with untested companies now under federal investigation.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Lies, Incoherence and Rage on Tax Cuts

Con men get really angry when someone points out their con.

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DUP says Northern Ireland will leave EU on same terms as rest of UK

BELFAST (Reuters) - The head of the Democratic Unionist Party on Monday said Northern Ireland would leave the European Union on the same terms as the rest of the United Kingdom, rebuffing an Irish suggestion that the region remain subject to some EU rules.

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U.S., Afghan forces strike opium factories to curb Taliban funds

KABUL (Reuters) - U.S. and Afghan forces have launched joint attacks on Taliban opium factories to try to curb the insurgent group's economic lifeline, officials from both countries said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Emerald Health Therapeutics says Sandy Pratt resigned as CFO

* Emerald Health Therapeutics appoints Robert C. Hill, CPA, CA as chief financial officer and promotes Cheryl Evans, CPA, CA to vice president finance

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PRECIOUS-Gold slips on stronger dollar, but still near one-month high

* German politics boost dollar against euro * Prospect of higher U.S. rates creates headwind for gold * Norilsk to boost palladium purchases from central bank (Recasts, adds comment, adds London dateline) By Pratima Desai Nov 20 (Reuters) - Gold slipped on Monday as the dollar rose, but prices still held near the one-month highs hit last week as political and economic uncertainty in the United States dominated sentiment. Spot gold was down 0.2 percent at $1,291.6

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Oil markets tepid ahead of OPEC meeting at month-end

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Oil markets were tepid on Monday as traders were reluctant to take on big new positions ahead of an OPEC meeting at the end of the month, when the producer club is expected to decide whether to continue output cuts aimed at propping up prices.

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Airbus faces tricky hurdles over stalled A380 Emirates deal

DUBAI (Reuters) - A preliminary deal to sell 36 A380s to Emirates blew up in an Airbus hospitality chalet moments before the Gulf carrier was expected to shower $30 billion on the planemaker and its U.S. rival Boeing at the start of last week's Dubai Airshow.

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BRIEF-Crown Point announces operating and financial results for three and nine months ended september 30, 2017​

* Says estimates total of $9.8 million of capital expenditures for Q4 2017 and fiscal 2018 ​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

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UPDATE 2-South Dakota pipeline spill will take months to clean up

CALGARY, Alberta/LINCOLN, Nebraska, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The crude oil spill on the Keystone pipeline in South Dakota will take months to clean up, a state official said on Friday, just days before Nebraska was due to decide on another pipeline project by the owner, TransCanada Corp.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Trump’s Tax Cuts Are Likely to Increase Trade Deficit

President Trump wants to cut taxes and reduce the nation’s trade deficit, two goals that stand in direct conflict with each other.

Penguins nytimes.com

Trilobites: Same Oceans, Similar Prey, Two Very Different Necks

Biologists studied cormorants and penguins that hunt fish in frigid seas and found that cormorants save energy by only moving their necks when seizing prey.

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Dem senator: Clinton should have resigned over Lewinsky affair

New York Democratic Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand believes that former President Bill Clinton should have resigned in light of the Lewinsky affair.

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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, signaling the complete defeat of the group's self-proclaimed caliphate.

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Iraqi forces recapture last Islamic State-held town of Rawa: statement

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq forces captured the border town of Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic State control, on Friday, the Iraqi military said in a statement.

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Iraqi forces launch operation to liberate last ISIS-held town

Iraqi forces have begun a large-scale operation to liberate the town of Rawa from ISIS, one of the militant group's last footholds in the country.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Senate Plan Would Raise Taxes on the Poor, a Report Says

The nonpartisan congressional Joint Committee on Taxation said an amended Senate tax bill would effectively raise taxes on low-income Americans by 2021.

Presidential Election of 2016 nytimes.com

Gillibrand Says Bill Clinton Should Have Resigned Over Lewinsky Affair

It was a remarkable statement from a senator who enthusiastically backed Hillary Clinton’s presidential bid last year but has been deeply involved in efforts to curb sexual abuse and harassment.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Editorial: A Tax-Cut Bill to Make Scrooge McDuck Proud

Republicans have made clear where their values lie. Well-heeled campaign funders matter. Middle-class families don’t.

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Same-sex marriage may be law in Australia by early December

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australian lawmakers on Thursday vowed to push through laws legalizing same-sex marriage by early December, after a national survey found the majority of Australians favored the move.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso tumbles to eight-month low on NAFTA worries

MEXICO CITY, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Mexico's peso sank to an eight-month low on Wednesday, hurt by concerns that the latest round of talks to overhaul the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) would fail to make much headway in the face of tough U.S. demands. Mexico's peso was down by as much as 0.9 percent, touching its weakest level since mid-March, before closing 0.31 percent weaker. Lower level negotiators from the United States, Canada and Mexico started a fifth round of NAFTA

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Libyan forces hit Islamic State camp with air strike: commander

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - East Libyan forces said they launched air strikes against suspected Islamic State militants on Wednesday south of the jihadist group's former stronghold of Sirte.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Rohingya, Zimbabwe, Same-Sex Marriage: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Petrobras CEO to discuss refining partnership with CNPC CEO this month

NEW YORK, Nov 15 (Reuters) - Petrobras Chief Executive Officer Pedro Parente said he will meet this month with the CEO of China National Petroleum Corp in Brazil to discuss the details of their partnership to build a refinery complex in Rio de Janeiro.

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Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, U.S. government health officials said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

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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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Nearly 1.5 million people signed up for Obamacare plans so far: CMS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than 800,000 people signed up for Obamacare individual health insurance plans in the second week of open enrollment, the U.S. Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services said on Wednesday, bringing the total number of sign-ups to nearly 1.5 million so far.

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Foxconn's third quarter profit tumbles after iPhone X production hurdles

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn reported a 39 percent slide in quarterly profit, far worse than expected, as the assembler of Apple Inc products saw margins squeezed by production bottlenecks for the iPhone X.

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UPDATE 3-Foxconn's Q3 profit tumbles after iPhone X production hurdles

* Q4 expected to see recovery on iPhone ramp-up - analysts (Recasts, add milestones for profit declines)

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BRIEF-‍Sensetime says signed strategic investment agreement with Qualcomm

* SIGNED STRATEGIC INVESTMENT AGREEMENT WITH QUALCOMM INCORPORATED , WHICH IS PENDING CLOSING​

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Rainbow celebrations as Australians vote for same-sex marriage

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians have voted overwhelmingly for same-sex marriage, paving the way for legislation by the end of 2017 and sparking rainbow celebrations on Wednesday, with people wearing wedding dresses and sequined suits and declaring "our love is real".

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Foxconn's third quarter profit slides below estimates after iPhone X production hurdles

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's Foxconn , the world's largest contract electronics manufacturer, saw quarterly profit slide 39 percent - a result far below estimates and widely attributed to production issues for Apple Inc's iPhone X.

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UPDATE 2-Foxconn's Q3 profit slides below estimates after iPhone X production hurdles

* Q4 expected to see recovery on iPhone ramp-up - analyst (Recasts and adds analyst comment)

cnn.com

8 weeks, 1 question: Australia's same-sex marriage survey

Like many Australians, Melissa Chomel wants to marry the person she loves.

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Australians overwhelmingly support same-sex marriage, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australians voted overwhelmingly in favor of same-sex marriage in a national survey, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions and sparking colorful celebrations on Wednesday.

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Australians vote an overwhelming 'yes' to same-sex marriage

Australia has said "yes" to legalizing same-sex marriage after a controversial two-month long national postal survey.

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Where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world

Australia has voted to legalize same-sex marriage. Here's where rights stand on same-sex marriage around the world.

Same-Sex Marriage, Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships nytimes.com

Australia Votes ‘Yes’ on Same-Sex Marriage, Clearing Path for Legalization

“They voted ‘yes’ for fairness, they voted ‘yes’ for commitment, they voted ‘yes’ for love,” said Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull. The final decision is up to Parliament.

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Australians support same-sex marriage in survey, paving way for legislation

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The majority of Australians support same-sex marriage, a national survey showed on Wednesday, paving the way for legislation to make the country the 26th nation to formalize the unions by the end of the year.

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EU forces Russia to abort Nord Stream-2 by trying to regulate it - Ifax cites PM

MOSCOW, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Russian Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Tuesday that the European Union's attempts to regulate Nord Stream-2 gas pipeline project "looks like" an attempt to force Russia to abandon it, Interfax news agency reported.

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AIRSHOW-Dubai's Emirates says it could order more Boeing 787s on same terms

DUBAI, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Emirates has the flexibility to order more Boeing 787s under the same commercial terms as its deal announced on Sunday, the airline's president Tim Clark said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Ballard Power Systems says it ‍signed ‍development agreement with Siemens AG

* SIGNED AGREEMENT WITH SIEMENS AG FOR DEVELOPMENT OF ZERO-EMISSION FUEL CELL ENGINE TO FOR SIEMENS' MIREO LIGHT RAIL TRAIN​

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RPT-BRIEF-Pratt & Whitney Canada says signed fleet management program contract with Abu Dhabi Aviation​

* SIGNED A 20-YEAR FLEET MANAGEMEN PROGRAM CONTRACT WITH ABU DHABI AVIATION​

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Republican Class Warfare: The Next Generation

The G.O.P. tax bills look like attempts to entrench a hereditary plutocracy.

cnn.com

The last thing JFK signed in the Oval before he was assassinated

It's a black and white portrait photograph of John F. Kennedy. Underneath it, a handwritten message:

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Mexico retail group says Oct same-store sales rose 2.1 pct

MEXICO CITY, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Mexico's retail association said on Monday that sales at stores open for at least a year rose by 2.1 percent in October, compared to the same month a year earlier.

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Lebanon's Hariri shackled by bigger outside forces

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Nothing so encapsulated the political shackles in which Saad al-Hariri has operated as Lebanon's prime minister as the way he resigned in a televised statement made from Saudi Arabia.

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Sesame Street goes global to teach kids about money

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Translating money messages to 100 million kids around the world is not a feat for ordinary humans - you need monsters.

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UK PM May wants to agree outline Brexit transition in next few months

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May wants to agree the broad outline of a transition deal with the European Union for after Brexit in the next few months, her spokesman said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Rhi Magnesita says 2017 earnings growth to follow nine-month trend

* Rhi Magnesita CEO says full-year earnings growth will follow nine-month trend Further company coverage:

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METALS-London copper stays above one-month low on steady demand

MELBOURNE, Nov 13 (Reuters) - London copper rose on Monday from one month lows hit last week, as demand remained steady and the dollar wallowed below its peaks from last week. FUNDAMENTALS * COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper edged up by 0.3 percent to $6,807 a tonne by 0148 GMT, reversing small losses from the previous session. Prices last week fell to the weakest in around a month at $6,761.50 a tonne. * SHFE COPPER: Shanghai Futures Exchange copper was steady at 53,50

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BRIEF-Scout Security says signed deal with U.S. alarm monitoring provider

* Signed deal with cops monitoring to resell Scout's recently announced diy product suite to its network of alarm dealers​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-MoUs signed during Trump visit to Vietnam

Nov 12 (Reuters) - Hanoi - Memorandums of Understanding on gas development, transport, aircraft engine purchase and support signed during U.S. President Donald Trump visit to Vietnam (Reporting by Mai Nguyen)

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Egyptian forces destroy arms smugglers' vehicles on Libya border

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egyptian military jets destroyed 10 vehicles carrying weapons, ammunition and smuggled goods near the country's western desert border with Libya, the army said on Saturday.

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Cameroon separatist attacks kill four security forces: government

YAOUNDE (Reuters) - Separatists from Cameroon's Anglophone region have killed four security forces in several attacks over the past few days, the government said on Saturday, an unprecedented violent turn to a movement that risks morphing into a full blown insurgency.

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Soldier dad surprises girls after 10 months

A soldier who was deployed almost 10 months returned home to Baltimore and surprises his two daughters at their school.

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Indonesian forces prepare to storm Papua villages held by rebels

JAKARTA, Nov 11 (Reuters) - Indonesian security forces in the eastern province of Papua are preparing to storm five villages that they say are being held by an armed rebel group, police officials said on Saturday.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last town in Islamic State control

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control, leaving the group's self-proclaimed caliphate on the verge of complete defeat.

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Iraqi forces launch offensive to recapture last Islamic State-held district of Rawa

ERBIL, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces launched an offensive on Saturday to capture Rawa, the last remaining town under Islamic-State control.

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J.C. Penney same-store sales rose double what Wall Street expected

(Reuters) - Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc reported an increase in third-quarter same-store sales that was twice what analysts expected, sending its shares up 15 percent in premarket trading on Friday.

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BRIEF-GAIN Capital Holdings Inc announces monthly metrics for October 2017

* GAIN Capital Holdings Inc announces monthly metrics for October 2017

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BRIEF-T. Rowe Price Group reports preliminary month-end assets under management for Oct

* T. Rowe Price Group reports preliminary month-end assets under management for October 2017

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J.C. Penney's same-store sales come in above its estimates

Nov 10 (Reuters) - Department store chain J.C. Penney Co Inc reported same-store sales above its estimates, helped by an overhaul of women's apparel and higher demand for home goods and Sephora beauty products.

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Yemen set to run out of fuel and vaccine in a month: UNICEF

GENEVA (Reuters) - Yemen's stocks of fuel will last until the end of November and stocks of vaccines run out in one month if a Saudi-led military coalition does not allow aid into Hodeidah port and the Sanaa airport, UNICEF's representative in the country said on Friday.

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METALS-Copper holds above 1-month low as weaker dollar lifts metals

(Adds Shanghai closing prices, updates London prices) MELBOURNE/BEIJING, Nov 10 (Reuters) - London Metal Exchange copper held above one-month lows on Friday as a weaker dollar broadly lifted base metals, although it remained on track for a weekly loss. "Copper prices will continue to trade sideways over the coming weeks as a stronger U.S. dollar outlook and weakening Chinese imports of refined copper weigh on prices," said BMI Research in a report. "High-frequency indicators such as

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Common Sense: A Tax Loophole for the Rich That Just Won’t Die

Despite President Trump’s campaign promises and populist fury, carried interest survives in the House Republican plan for a tax overhaul.

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East Libyan forces make new push to end Islamist resistance in Benghazi

BENGHAZI, Libya (Reuters) - Eastern Libyan forces on Thursday expelled Islamist fighters from one of their last strongholds in the country's second-largest city of Benghazi, military officials said.

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U.S. says 601,462 people signed up for Obamacare plans in week one

NEW YORK (Reuters) - More than 600,000 people, including 137,322 new consumers, signed up for Obamacare individual insurance plans for next year in the 39 states that use the federal website HealthCare.gov during the first week of enrollment, a U.S. health agency said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-RAYTHEON AND SAAB PARTNER TO DEVELOP NEW WEAPONS FOR INFANTRY FORCES

* RAYTHEON - ‍ INITIALLY, CO, SAAB WILL UPGRADE THE CARL-GUSTAF RELOADABLE SHOULDER-LAUNCHED WEAPON SYSTEM ​

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Mozambique to approve Anadarko's gas field plan this month - minister

MAPUTO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Mozambique will approve Anadarko's development plan for an offshore gas field this month, an important step in the U.S. firm's Liquefied Natural Gas project, energy minister Letícia Klemens said on Thursday.

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Texas and Florida carry out executions on same day

(Reuters) - Texas put to death a Mexican national on Wednesday for the kidnap, rape and murder of his cousin, and Florida on the same day put to death a 53-year-old man for a 1991 double-murder, officials said.

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METALS-London copper holds above 1-month low in thin trade

MELBOURNE, Nov 9 (Reuters) - London copper was barely changed on Thursday, holding above a one-month low touched in the previous session, with light turnover suggesting bargain hunters were awaiting lower prices. FUNDAMENTALS * LME COPPER: London Metal Exchange copper was flat at $6,856 a tonne by 0127 GMT, holding a small 0.4 percent gain from the previous session. LME copper slipped to $6,780 a tonne on Wednesday which was the lowest since Oct. 11. Volumes were very light

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UCLA basketball players arrested in China could stay for months: ESPN

(Reuters) - The three UCLA men's basketball players arrested in China for allegedly shoplifting a day before U.S. President Donald Trump's visit cannot leave their hotel until the end of the legal process, which could last months, ESPN reported on Wednesday.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Ending Medical Tax Break Could Be a ‘Gut Punch’ to the Middle Class

The tax deduction on medical expenses helps millions of Americans cope with high health care costs. The Republican tax proposal would eliminate it.

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Wendy's same-restaurant sales miss estimates

(Reuters) - U.S. burger chain Wendy's Co on Wednesday reported a smaller-than-expected rise in third-quarter sales at established restaurants in North America, as hurricanes hit traffic at restaurants in Florida and Texas

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Fog forces Trump to abandon DMZ trip in South Korea

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

Marine One (Helicopter) nytimes.com

Fog Forces Trump to Cancel Visit to DMZ Separating 2 Koreas

On the second day of his visit to South Korea, President Trump tried to make a surprise visit to the demilitarized zone, but dense fog forced his helicopter to turn back.

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Assad adviser says Turkish, U.S. forces 'illegal invaders' in Syria

BEIRUT (Reuters) - U.S. and Turkish troops are "illegal invader" forces on Syrian territory and Syria will "deal with" them, a top adviser to President Bashar al-Assad said on Tuesday.

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

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

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Uber, rival apps join forces in Brazil to stem tide of regulation

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL] has formed an unprecedented alliance in Brazil with other ride-hailing services, including its main local rival 99, to win public support to block regulation threatening the way they do business in a booming market.

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'Open Sesame:' Lobbyists cheer warmer welcome in Trump White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - During the eight years of the Obama administration, business lobbyists often found the gates to the White House closed tight.

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BRIEF-Imex Systems' ‍Daniel Crandall has resigned as CFO

* ‍Daniel Crandall has resigned as Chief Financial Officer and Martin Bernholtz and Pradeep Sood have resigned as directors​

Income Tax nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump, Gillespie and the Same Old Party

Trumpism has taken over the G.O.P. because the party was mostly there already.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

The Conversation: The Violence That Never Sleeps

The mass killings in Texas and New York help us see what we value in common, but where is our sense of community the rest of the time?

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UK says Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month killed, three others released

LONDON (Reuters) - A Briton kidnapped in Nigeria last month has been killed with three others released after negotiations, Britain's Foreign Office said on Monday.