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A member of the Australian parliament surprised his partner when he proposed to him during a debate over same-sex marriage. CNN's Rosemary Church has more. [Source]

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China's top paper says Australian media reports are racist

BEIJING (Reuters) - Australian media reports on Chinese interference in Australia are racist and paranoid, China's top newspaper said on Monday, stepping up a war of words over concerns in Australia about Chinese influence in the country.

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13th dismembered foot found on beach

A man walking his dog on a British Columbia beach this week made a grisly discovery: A foot in a shoe, along with part of a lower leg. Adding to the mystery is that it is the 13th foot to wash up on the Canadian province's coastline over the past decade.

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Lobbyists Ask for Votes. Some Lawmakers Want Much More.

In state legislatures, women lobbyists whose jobs depend on access and influence are especially vulnerable to sexual harassment.

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Polish parliament, defying EU, approves judiciary overhaul

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish lawmakers approved an overhaul of the judiciary on Friday, giving parliament de facto control over the selection of judges in defiance of the European Union.

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The Polish Parliament Reshapes Courts, Drawing Criticism

Critics say the new legislation threatens judicial independence, and is little different from similar measures that were rejected last summer.

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Polish lower house of parliament approves Supreme Court overhaul

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's lower house of parliament approved changes to the country's Supreme Court on Friday, a key part of a planned judiciary overhaul criticized by the European Union as contrary to democratic standards.

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Russian speaker says lawmakers should shun Olympics if no national flag: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers should not attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics to support athletes unless they are competing under the Russian flag, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as saying on Friday.

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Aide tries to refocus tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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Trump rally first test in Democrats' search for payoff from lawmaker purge

Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore won't join Donald Trump at the President's Florida rally Friday night just 25 miles from the Yellowhammer State border.

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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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Rep. Franks to resign after staff members' complaints of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Black lawmakers skip civil rights museum opening over Trump's attendance

Reps. John Lewis and Bennie Thompson will not be attending the Mississippi Civil Rights Museum opening because President Trump will be making an appearance, which Rep. Lewis said was insulting to the civil rights activists being honored.

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Kuznetsova out of Australian Open with wrist injury

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Russia's world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova will miss next month's Australian Open as she recovers from wrist surgery, organizers confirmed on Friday.

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Rep. Franks resigns after staff members complain of harassment

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Trent Franks said on Thursday he would resign after two female staffers complained that he had discussed surrogacy with them.

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Oracle's Safra Catz among two new members named to Disney board

(Reuters) - Media company Walt Disney Co on Thursday named Oracle Corp's chief executive, Safra Catz, and her counterpart at Illumina Inc , Francis A. deSouza, to its board.

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Aide tries to refocus U.S. tax debate after Trump's corporate rate remark

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's weekend remark about a scaled-back tax cut for corporations sparked behind-the-scenes debate in the U.S. Congress, with a White House aide trying on Thursday to minimize the impact of the president's comment.

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Analysis: WH says the election ended debate on Trump's treatment of women. Not exactly.

On Thursday afternoon, White House press secretary Sarah Sanders was asked about Al Franken's description of President Donald Trump as "a man who has bragged on tape about his history of sexual assault."

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EPA chief says public climate debate may be launched in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, Administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency unwinds Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

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Morgan Stanley fires former lawmaker for misconduct

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has fired former U.S. Democratic lawmaker Harold Ford, Jr., a managing director at the Wall Street bank, for inappropriate conduct, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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Ronaldo's fifth Ballon d'Or reignites eternal debate with Messi

PARIS (Reuters) - Cristiano Ronaldo collected his joint-record fifth Ballon d'Or on Thursday in Paris in the middle of his worst domestic season for Real Madrid, but with a deserved reputation for delivering on the biggest stage of all and when it matters most.

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Morgan Stanley fires former U.S. lawmaker for misconduct

NEW YORK, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley has fired former U.S. Democratic lawmaker Harold Ford, Jr., a managing director at the Wall Street bank, for inappropriate conduct, a spokeswoman said on Thursday.

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EPA chief says may launch public climate debate in January

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency could launch a public debate about climate change as soon as January, administrator Scott Pruitt said on Thursday, as the agency continued to unwind Obama-era initiatives to fight global warming.

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U.S. lawmakers propose ban on arbitration of sexual misconduct claims

(Reuters) - A bipartisan group of U.S. lawmakers has introduced a bill that would ban agreements to keep sexual harassment and discrimination claims out of court, amid a wave of sexual misconduct allegations against powerful men.

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Remembering 1941 Pearl Harbor attack

America pauses on December 7 to remember the 1941 attack on Pearl Harbor that led the US into World War II.

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Lawmakers press FBI on alleged bias in Clinton, Trump cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican chairman of the House Judiciary Committee lambasted the FBI on Thursday over how it handled an investigation into Hillary Clinton's use of a private email server, and questioned whether Justice Department officials gave her preferential treatment over President Donald Trump.

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Dems favor impeaching Trump. So why did Democratic lawmakers oppose it?

We're still a long, long way from starting to even kinda, sorta think about impeachment.

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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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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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General Electric proposes 1,400 jobs cuts in Switzerland‍​

ZURICH, Dec 7 (Reuters) - General Electric announced plans on Thursday to axe around a third of its Swiss workforce as the industrial conglomerate responds to a sharp fall in demand for fossil fuel power equipment.

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Art Review: Arshile Gorky’s Art of Bliss Remembered

An exhibition of his late art shows Gorky dreaming about — and trying to recover — his Armenian childhood.

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Thai police arrest Hells Angels gang members

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai police have arrested four members of a Hells Angels biker gang accused of drug crimes, violence and posing a threat to society, the Tourist Police said on Thursday.

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

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

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Democratic lawmakers question Kushner on New York property: letter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A group of Democratic lawmakers on Wednesday wrote to Jared Kushner, U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law and adviser, asking whether in his talks with foreign officials he had ever discussed financing for a deeply indebted Kushner Companies property in Manhattan.

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Exclusive: EU parliament details UK concessions on rights

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain will guarantee rights for as yet unborn children who join EU parents after Brexit and accept EU judges' rulings on such rights, according to a draft European Parliament resolution seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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Editorial: Let’s Limit the Term-Limit Debate

New York City voters have made clear over the years that two terms are enough for city officials, but City Council members are considering a third.

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State lawmaker calls colleague gay for touching him

A Pennsylvania lawmaker is under fire after insinuating that a fellow state representative was gay for touching his arm during a committee meeting.

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Lawmaker called out for heterosexual rant

Conservative Pennsylvania state representative Daryl Metcalfe proclaimed his heterosexuality during a committee meeting after being touched on the arm by a male colleague.

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Trump warns of government shutdown threat ahead of meeting with lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday again raised the possibility of a U.S. government shutdown by week's end - blaming Democrats for that possible outcome - one day before he is due to host Republican and Democratic congressional leaders for talks on a spending bill.

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FDA proposes drug development guidance for rare pediatric diseases

(Reuters) - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a draft guidance on Wednesday to simplify the procedure of developing drugs for rare pediatric disorders, such as Gaucher's disease, by eliminating the need for certain trials and minimizing patient enrollment.

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Russian lawmakers vote to bar entry to reporters of U.S. media

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The State Duma lower house of Russia's parliament voted on Wednesday to bar correspondents of U.S. mass media, including The Voice of America and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, from attending its sessions, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Australian citizenship threatens government with nine more MPs in doubt

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia faces a series of by-elections that could topple the government, which trails in opinion polls and has lost its slender majority, in a bizarre citizenship crisis that has engulfed both sides of parliament.

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Australian watchdog takes GlaxoSmithKline, Novartis units to court

(Reuters) - The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) on Wednesday said it is taking local units of GlaxoSmithKline and Swiss healthcare company Novartis to court over false or misleading representations in the marketing of pain relief products.

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Honduras opposition proposes election recount or run-off

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The Honduran opposition battling President Juan Orlando Hernandez over a disputed presidential election proposed on Tuesday that a run-off be held if authorities would not recount the entire vote.

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'Responsible' investor group toughens code on global members

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

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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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House Republican tax chief says lawmakers want AMT repeal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The chief Republican tax writer in the U.S. House of Representatives said on Tuesday that House Republicans want tax legislation to eliminate the corporate and individual alternative minimum taxes.

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Moderate GOP lawmakers push Ryan on DACA

Moderate Republicans in Congress are seeking to lead on a possible solution for young undocumented immigrants, as a group on Tuesday pushed their leadership to reach a deal by the end of the year.

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Nigerian lawmakers vote to investigate suspension of SEC boss

ABUJA, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Nigeria's lower house of parliament passed a motion on Tuesday to investigate the suspension of the Securities and Exchange Commission's chief by the finance minister.

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Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Australian arm took its first orders on Tuesday, ending the suspense over its opening date and sending retail stocks higher amid complaints of limited product range and uncompetitive prices on the U.S. e-commerce platform.

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Amazon’s Australian Launch Brings Excitement, Dread and Defiance

The retail giant launched with a modest product offering, seeking to steal a piece of Australia’s retail sector.

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UPDATE 2-Australian retailers rally as Amazon gets cool reception

* Retail stocks rise after months of Amazon worries (Recasts throughout)

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Macau suspends pro-democracy lawmaker as critics protest

HONG KONG, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Macau has suspended a pro-democracy lawmaker for alleged "disobedience" after he took to the street instead of staying on a sidewalk during a protest, as activists warn suppression of civil rights is growing in the China-ruled gambling hub.

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Lawmaker comments on Flynn deputy's testimony

Rep. Adam Schiff (D-CA) responds to reports that former Trump transition official KT McFarland and incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn discussed his communications with Russia during the presidential transition process.

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Australian new vehicle sales notch a record November-industry

SYDNEY, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Australian new vehicle sales posted a second consecutive month of solid gains in November, with strong demand in the commercial sector pointing to a continued pick up in business spending.

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BRIEF-Vital Therapies Appoints Russell J. Cox As Chief Executive Officer And Board Member

* VITAL THERAPIES APPOINTS RUSSELL J. COX AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER AND BOARD MEMBER EFFECTIVE JANUARY 3, 2018

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Trump administration proposes rollback of tip-pooling rule

(Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Labor on Monday proposed eliminating an Obama administration rule that allowed restaurant employees to keep their tips instead of being forced to share them with non-tipped workers, saying the rule had contributed to pay disparities between servers and other staff like cooks and dishwashers.

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Scottish lawmakers to pressure RBS to stop branch closures

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - Scottish lawmakers will debate a motion calling for Royal Bank of Scotland to halt planned cuts to its branch network, which opponents say will damage the remote communities they are meant to serve.

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BRIEF-Nucor Reduces Size Of Board To Eight Members​

* NUCOR CORP SAYS ‍COMPANY WILL REDUCE SIZE OF BOARD TO EIGHT MEMBERS​ - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2BHgpBx) Further company coverage:

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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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Broadcom Proposes Unseating Qualcomm Board as Takeover Fight Escalates

Broadcom proposed replacing Qualcomm’s entire board as it tries to move ahead with a $105 billion bid for the mobile chip maker.

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REFILE-Broadcom plans to nominate 11 members to Qualcomm's board

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd said on Monday it planned to nominate a slate of 11 independent members to the board of U.S. semiconductor firm Qualcomm Inc.

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Broadcom plans to nominate 11 members to Qualcomm's board

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd said on Monday it planned to nominate a slate of 11 independent members to the board of U.S. semiconductor firm Qualcomm Inc.

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Spain's Supreme Court refuses bail for former Catalonia cabinet members

MADRID (Reuters) - Former Catalonian vice-president Oriol Junqueras, former cabinet member Joaquim Forn and two leaders of civic groups ANC and Omnium Cultural, faced with charges of sedition, have been refused bail, Spain's Supreme Court said on Monday.

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Lawmaker proposes during floor debate

A member of the Australian parliament surprised his partner when he proposed to him during a debate over same-sex marriage. CNN's Rosemary Church has more.

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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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Bounce for Australian PM as voters tire of leadership roundabout

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Embattled Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull received an unexpected boost from an opinion poll on Monday that showed voters want their leaders to govern for their full terms rather than the revolving door that has marked Australian politics.

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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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Trump tweets about Russia probe spark warnings from lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A series of tweets by U.S. President Donald Trump about the investigation into contacts between his 2016 campaign and Russia prompted concerns on Sunday among both Democratic and Republican lawmakers, with Republican Senator Lindsey Graham saying Trump could be wading into "peril" by commenting on the probe.

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Jared Kushner Calls Mideast Peace ‘Achievable’ as Jerusalem Debate Simmers

At a Middle East policy conference, Mr. Kushner said he was optimistic, despite tension over President Trump’s reported plans to recognize Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

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European parliament not moving from Strasbourg, France says

PARIS (Reuters) - France won't let the official base of the European Union's parliament be moved from Strasbourg to Brussels, the country's European affairs minister Nathalie Loiseau said on Sunday.

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Embattled Australian PM says he will lead government to next election

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's embattled conservative Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull has shaken off speculation about the security of his leadership, declaring on Sunday he will lead his coalition government into the next election in 2019.

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Smith beats Zunic in Australian PGA sudden-death playoff

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cameron Smith clinched the Australian PGA Championship title after beating Jordan Zunic on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff at Royal Pines Resort on the Gold Coast on Sunday.

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Australian former deputy prime minister returns to parliament

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Australia's former Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce will return to parliament after he won an essential by-election for his seat, just over a month after he was kicked out over a dual citizenship crisis that cost the conservative coalition government its majority.

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Two Russian lawmakers dismiss Flynn's guilty plea

Two prominent Russian politicians dismissed news that Michael Flynn pleaded guilty to lying to the FBI, with one saying the former national security adviser is a scapegoat in an attack against President Donald Trump.

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Zunic storms clear despite late lapse at Australian PGA

(Reuters) - Jordan Zunic fired 11 birdies in 16 holes on his way to matching the course record with an eight-under 64 before a late lapse left him three shots clear after the third round of the Australian PGA Championship on Saturday.

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Taxpayers Paid $84,000 to End Sex Harassment Claim Against Texas Lawmaker

Rep. Blake Farenthold, Republican of Texas, settled a sexual harassment suit for $84,000, one of six House settlements funded by taxpayers since 2013.

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Senate intel panel's top Democrat: Lawmakers will want talk to Kushner again

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Senate intelligence panel's top Democrat on Friday said lawmakers will want to again interview U.S. President Donald Trump's son-in-law turned White House adviser Jared Kushner in the wake of former adviser Michael Flynn's guilty plea as part of the U.S. special counsel's investigation.

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Lawmakers say panel investigating Conyers not known for speed

The House ethics committee launched last week an investigation into Michigan Democratic Rep. John Conyers after allegations surfaced from multiple women that he sexually harassed them.

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California Today: California Today: Remembering the Victims of the Ghost Ship Fire

Friday: Ghost Ship anniversary, Kate Steinle verdict, Salinas Valley four decades later.

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Russian parliament to discuss ban on access for U.S. media: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers are to discuss a proposal to bar representatives of U.S. media organizations from accessing the lower house of parliament, RIA news agency quoted the chair of one of the chamber's committees as saying.

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Leishman, Bland take lead at Australian PGA as Scott bows out

(Reuters) - Marc Leishman and Adam Bland carved out a two-stroke lead at the top of the leaderboard after the second round of the Australian PGA Championship on Friday as former winner Adam Scott's campaign came to an end.

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Revered Australian TV Figure Feels Ripples of Weinstein Scandal

Allegations against Don Burke, a longtime star, open a debate about the “bloke” culture of masculinity in Australia.

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Former Catalan cabinet members to appear before Supreme Court

MADRID (Reuters) - Eight former Catalan cabinet members currently in custody awaiting trial will appear before the Supreme Court on Friday, after requesting their release ahead of a regional election Dec. 21 in the wake of a disputed independence referendum.

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UPDATE 2-Australian delivery software startup inks Amazon, Yum deals; shares leap

* Expects over 250 mln deliveries a year through Yum deal (Recasts; adds investor comment, company background)

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This case sparked a sanctuary city debate

The murder case for Kate Steinle, a 32-year-old who was allegedly shot by undocumented immigrant Juan Francisco Lopez-Sanchez, is going to trial. CNN's Dan Simon reports on the case that brought sanctuary cities to the forefront and inspired new legislation.

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Verdict reached in case that lit national immigration debate

The jury has reached a verdict in the trial of Jose Ines Garcia Zarate, a Mexican citizen and undocumented immigrant charged in the 2015 killing of Kate Steinle in San Francisco. The case became a political lightning rod in the debate over immigration policy.

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GOP lawmakers huddle on Senate floor

Lawmakers vote on the Senate floor to determine whether the GOP tax reform bill will be sent back to the finance committee. CNN's Phil Mattingly reports as the voting continues.

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Deficit worries roil Senate debate on tax bill, leaders scramble for votes

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A sweeping Republican tax bill would not boost the U.S. economy enough to offset a large deficit expansion that the measure would trigger, congressional analysts said on Thursday, as the Senate moved toward a decisive vote.

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

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

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In warning to Ankara, EU cuts funds for Turkey's membership bid

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Union is set to cut up to 175 million euros for Turkey in 2018 that are linked to Ankara's stalled bid to join the bloc and could block some 3.5 billion euros in development loans earmarked for the country, lawmakers and diplomats said.

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Senate set to debate tax plan

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Live Briefing: Republican Tax Overhaul Heads to the Senate Floor for Debate

With the Senate debate on taxes set, Republicans were still discussing revisions to their plan to address the concerns of a number of members.

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Garcia starts well as locals dominate Australian PGA

(Reuters) - U.S. Masters Champion Sergio Garcia carded a bogey-free, five-under-par 67 at the Australian PGA Championships in Queensland on Thursday to trail local pair Jordan Zunic and Adam Bland by a single stroke after the opening round.

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30 Years Later, Gay Man’s Fall From Australian Cliff Is Ruled a Hate Crime

The 1988 death of Scott Johnson, an American mathematician, was initially ruled a suicide. But it later emerged that gangs had been pushing gay men to their deaths.

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REFILE-Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.

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BRIEF-Zecotek Proposes to Extend Warrants

* ZECOTEK PHOTONICS INC- IT PROPOSES TO AMEND TERMS OF 3.1 MILLION WARRANTS ISSUED TO SUBSCRIBERS IN A PRIVATE PLACEMENT WHICH CLOSED ON DECEMBER 15, 2015​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Back to black? Australian industry prepares for possible summer power cuts

MELBOURNE/SYDNEY, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Some of Australia's biggest power users, including mining giant BHP, are taking steps to curb the impact of any repeat of crippling blackouts that hit last summer, worried about a grid that increasingly relies on wind power and old coal-fired plants.

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House bill aims to identify lawmakers in sex harassment cases

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A bipartisan group of lawmakers in the U.S. House of Representatives on Wednesday introduced legislation requiring the disclosure of sexual harassment case settlements involving members of Congress and their staffers.

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Opinion: Women will remember who voted for this

Tax plans can be hard to decipher, but with each passing day, women and moms across the country understand more clearly how the GOP tax plans — both the US Senate and the House versions -- will affect their families and our economy.

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Senate Votes to Begin Debate on Tax Overhaul

With the Senate on track for a final vote later this week, Republican leaders were still working to secure the votes they need to pass their tax rewrite.

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Players debate NFL's proposed $100 million donation

(The Sports Xchange) - The NFL proposed joining with its players in a bid to spur social justice change, although not all players are on board with the proposal.

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U.S. lawmaker says House intel panel near consensus on NSA spy program

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee are close to an agreement on how to overhaul a controversial National Security Agency surveillance program and hope to complete legislation soon, the top Democrat on the panel said on Wednesday.

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Ala. lawmaker: Roy Moore accuser forged yearbook inscription

Alabama Rep. Mo Brooks said Tuesday that a woman who accused Republican nominee for US Senate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her when she was 16 is "clearly a liar."

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Uber lawyer says ex-CEO, board members told of letter kept from Waymo lawsuit

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Uber Technologies Inc's former chief executive and some board members knew of a letter a U.S. judge has said was withheld from a high-stakes lawsuit, an attorney for the company testified on Wednesday.

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S.I. Newhouse Jr., Remembered: ‘Eager, Never Jaded’

At a memorial for Condé Nast’s former chairman, tearful speakers and raucous anecdotes.

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Senate to vote Wednesday on opening debate on tax bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will vote later Wednesday on whether to begin debate on a Republican tax bill, Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell told the chamber.

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Senate to vote on motion to proceed on tax bill: lawmaker

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate is expected to vote on a motion to proceed on a Republican tax bill on Wednesday, a Republican lawmaker said, an action that could allow the chamber to vote on whether to adopt the tax-cut legislation as early as Thursday.

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UK lawmakers condemn Trump for retweeting anti-Muslim videos from far-right party

WASHINGTON/LONDON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Wednesday posted anti-Islam videos on Twitter that had originally been published by a leader of a fringe, far-right British party who was convicted earlier this month of abusing a Muslim woman.

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

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

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Danish divers find arm assumed to be that of dismembered journalist: police

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Divers searching waters near Copenhagen found a second arm on Wednesday that police said probably belonged to Swedish journalist Kim Wall, who died in August on board a Danish inventor's submarine.

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Amazon offers tickets to early 'Jumanji' screenings for Prime members

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday said members of its shopping club Prime could purchase tickets to an early screening of Sony Pictures' "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" in more than 1,000 U.S. cinemas, in its latest move to court subscribers.

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Serena, Kuznetsova uncertain of playing Australian Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Serena Williams has yet to make a decision about her participation at the Australian Open, while world number 12 Svetlana Kuznetsova is also a doubt for the first grand slam of 2018 after undergoing wrist surgery.

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Senators to face off tonight in CNN tax debate

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Black caucus members urge U.S. Representative Conyers to resign: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Some of Democratic U.S. Representative John Conyers' colleagues in the Congressional Black Caucus (CBC) are pressing the 88-year-old lawmaker to resign amid sexual harassment allegations against him, two senior House Democratic aides said on Tuesday.

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Senators to face off in CNN tax debate

While Congress continues to push for tax reform, senators from across the aisle will debate Tuesday evening over their respective visions for the future of the US tax code.

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Fraternity members plead guilty, get probation in hazing death

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - More than a dozen former members of a New York fraternity chapter pleaded guilty on Tuesday to reduced charges and were sentenced to probation in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during an initiation ritual in Pennsylvania's Pocono Mountains.

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Some Black Caucus members in talks with Conyers, urging him to resign

Several Congressional Black Caucus members are in talks to get veteran Rep. John Conyers to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct, several Democratic sources told CNN on Tuesday.

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Air Force Failed to Report Dozens of Convicted Service Members to Gun Database

A review by the military has found several dozen cases where it failed to report serious criminal convictions to the federal gun background-check databases.

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FCC Chairman Pai proposes rolling back net neutrality rules by three years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Federal Communications Commission's chairman said on Tuesday he is proposing rolling back "net neutrality" rules to where they were three years ago, a move he says will not damage online access, as critics have argued.

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Fraternity members accused in hazing death return to Pennsylvania court

STROUDSBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - More than a dozen former members of a New York fraternity returned to a Pennsylvania court on Tuesday to face charges in the 2013 hazing death of a Baruch College freshman during an initiation ritual in the state's Pocono Mountains.

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Difficult migration debate looms as African and EU leaders meet

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - European leaders under pressure from a far-right revival at home hope to avoid a difficult debate about immigration when they meet their African counterparts in Ivory Coast from Wednesday.

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Senior Saudi prince Miteb freed from detention: family members

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, a former National Guard head once seen as a contender to the throne, has been freed after more than three weeks in detention, according to Twitter messages by royal family members on Tuesday.

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Senior Saudi prince Miteb freed after weeks in detention: family member

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a contender to the throne, has been freed after more than three weeks in detention, a royal family member said on Tuesday on social media.

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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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California lawmaker resigns after media report of sexual harassment

SACRAMENTO, Calif. (Reuters) - California lawmaker Raul Bocanegra resigned from the state assembly on Monday, a week after local media reported that six women had accused him of sexual harassment, while denying any criminal wrongdoing.

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

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

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Ousted Hong Kong lawmakers ordered to pay hefty expense bills

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Four Hong Kong pro-democracy lawmakers who were ousted from the legislature this year condemned on Monday as "political persecution" a demand that they pay back hundreds of thousands of dollars in expenses.

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Australian police cut chains from immigration protesters at PM's residence

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian police on Monday used metal cutters to remove five protesters who had chained themselves to the gate of the prime minister's official residence over the treatment of asylum seekers detained in Papua New Guinea.

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Queensland result leaves Australian PM closer to edge

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The loss of a state election in Queensland has stepped up pressure on Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull, who risks losing control of parliament at a by-election next month.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative John Conyers is stepping down as senior Democrat on the House of Representatives Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement on Sunday.

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In Tax Debate, Gift to Religious Right Could Be Bargaining Chip

Conservative Christian leaders are edging toward a once-improbable victory, having quietly worked for years to repeal a ban on political activity by churches.

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Speaker's arrest puts Indonesia parliament in graft spotlight, again

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Implicated in five corruption scandals since the 1990s but never convicted, the speaker of Indonesia's parliament Setya Novanto is a political survivor.

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Rep. Conyers steps down from committee while lawmakers probe harassment claims

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressman John Conyers is stepping down as ranking Democratic lawmaker of the U.S. House Judiciary Committee, while lawmakers investigate allegations of sexual harassment against him, Conyers said in an emailed statement Sunday.

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Michigan Democrat resigns as ranking House Judiciary Committee member amid sexual harassment probe

Rep. John Conyers, D-Michigan, has stepped down as ranking member of House Judiciary Committee amid a congressional investigation into sexual harassment and workplace abuse allegations by his former staffers.

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Golf: Stunned Davis wins Australian Open after Day blows up

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Cameron Davis stunned even himself by shooting a seven-under-par 64 to win the 102nd Australian Open by a stroke on Sunday after overnight leader Jason Day's title charge ended in a mid-round collapse.

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Golf: Unheralded Davis wins Australian Open after Day blow-up

SYDNEY (Reuters) - World number 1,494 Cameron Davis shot a stunning seven-under-par 64 to win the Australian Open by a stroke on Sunday after compatriot and overnight leader Jason Day's title charge ended in a mid-round collapse.

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Golf: Day to take one-shot lead into final day of Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Jason Day will take a one-stroke lead into the final day of the Australian Open after firing up on the back nine and shooting a third-round two-under 69 in tricky conditions on Saturday.

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Argentina permits new soybean seed as EU debates weed-killer glyphosate

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Argentina authorized on Friday the use of genetically modified soybean seeds resistant to herbicides other than glyphosate, as the European Union (EU) debates whether to extend the license of weed-killers containing the ingredient.

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Ukraine's promise of EU membership remains elusive

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU leaders offered Ukraine closer ties on Friday at a summit meant to cement Kiev's ties with the West, but they declined to promise that the country could one day join the bloc.

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From Atari (Remember It?), a New Console With Old Games

The Flashback, a top seller at Dollar General, is squeezing lots of nostalgia out of a retro product this holiday shopping season.

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Debate stifled in Cambodia as crackdown spreads fear

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - "We speak our mind", says the website of a group of young Cambodians who have met at weekends for the past six years to discuss politics over mugs of coffee.

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Herbert leads Day by one shot at Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A charging Jason Day drilled a birdie putt just wide of the 18th hole and had to settle for second place behind young compatriot Lucas Herbert at the halfway stage of the Australian Open on Friday.

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Nepal to elect new parliament after years of instability

KATHMANDU, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Nepalis vote on Sunday to choose a new parliament and seven state assemblies hoping to end years of fickle coalitions and complete a tumultuous transition, more than a decade after the end of a civil war.

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Tomic offered spot in Australian Open wild card playoff

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic has been offered the chance to win a wild card for January's Australian Open in a 16-man playoff in Melbourne next month but has not said whether he will take up the place, organizers said on Friday.

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Papua New Guinean police return to evict asylum-seekers from Australian-run camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinean police returned to a shuttered Australian-run detention complex early on Friday, marking the second day of a major operation to clear out more than 300 asylum-seekers refusing to leave, two of the men told Reuters.

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PNG police return to evict asylum-seekers from Australian-run camp

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinean police returned to a shuttered Australian-run detention complex early on Friday, marking the second day of a major operation to clear out more than 300 asylum-seekers refusing to leave, two of the men told Reuters.

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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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EU lawmakers back exports control on spying technology

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU lawmakers overwhelmingly backed plans on Thursday to control exports of devices to intercept mobile phone calls, hack computers or circumvent passwords that could be used by foreign states to suppress political opponents or activists.

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An increasingly desperate search continues a week on in hopes of finding the Argentine vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out

An increasingly desperate search for a missing Argentine submarine continued Thursday as the clock runs down on hopes of finding the vessel's 44 crew members before their air supply runs out.

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Opinion: Remember our troops today

This Thanksgiving, it is not enough just to thank our troops for their service. Let's take time to think about them, their families and the wars this nation is asking them to fight.

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from December 4

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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UK's Brexit withdrawal bill to be debated from Dec. 4

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will debate the Brexit withdrawal bill on Dec. 4, and on a further four days in the month, the leader of the House of Commons said on Thursday.

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Davis soars, Day lurks, Spieth falters in Australian wind

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Young local Cameron Davis upstaged Jordan Spieth and Jason Day by shooting an eight-under-par 63 in benign morning conditions for a two-shot lead after the first round of the Australian Open on Thursday.

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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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Cambodian opposition's parliament seats reallocated to smaller parties after ban

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - Parliamentary seats held by Cambodia's recently banned opposition party were reallocated on Thursday to smaller parties that had failed to win any seats in the last election, the National Election Committee said.

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PNG police enter abandoned Australian-run detention camp: refugees

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Papua New Guinea (PNG) police have entered an abandoned Australian-run detention camp seeking to get some 380 asylum-seekers who have barricaded themselves in there to leave, two of men told Reuters on Thursday.

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One Game to Remember. Just One.

These six men are members of an exclusive group: They played only one N.F.L. game. They are proud of the distinction — and haunted by it.

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Kremlin: we'll spare no effort to defend lawmaker Kerimov detained in France

MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday that Moscow would do everything in its power to defend the lawful interests of Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov arrested by French police at Nice airport on Monday in connection with a tax evasion case.

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Polish civic groups urge parliament to stop work on judiciary overhaul

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

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Day, Spieth ready to resume rivalry at Australian Open

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Jason Day is desperate to add the Australian Open title to his career honor roll and would love nothing better than to do it after going swing-for-swing with Jordan Spieth in the final round this week.

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday: sources

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for doing business in the world No. 12 economy.

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UPDATE 2-Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday -sources

* Australian retailers told to begin taking orders from Thursday

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Ninth Australian lawmaker quits as citizenship crisis widens

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A ninth Australian lawmaker quit parliament on Wednesday after discovering she was a dual national, the latest casualty in a widening constitutional crisis that has already cost the government its majority.

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to be ready to take orders on Nov. 23, according to a retailer, the first time the global retail juggernaut has given a start date for sales in a country.

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UPDATE 1-Amazon tells Australian retailers to prepare for orders from Thursday

* Australian retailers told to begin taking orders from Thursday

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Amazon tells Australian retailers to get ready to take orders from Thursday

SYDNEY, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Global retail juggernaut Amazon.com Inc has told its Australian sellers to prepare to begin shipping product on Nov. 23, a retailer told Reuters on Wednesday, the first time it has given a start date for the country.

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Rep. Speier: Conyers wasn't one of the lawmakers I said were harassers

Last week, Rep. Jackie Speier said that she knew of two sitting members of Congress who have "engaged in sexual harassment." But the California Democrat on Tuesday said that Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan, who is now facing allegations, was not one of the people she had referenced.

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Accusations leveled at Democratic lawmaker prompt investigation

The House Ethics Committee has opened an investigation into circumstances surrounding sexual harassment accusations leveled at Democratic Rep. John Conyers of Michigan. Conyers has denied any wrongdoing. CNN's Sunlen Serfaty reports.

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Creative sector scores win in EU Parliament copyright vote

BRUSSELS, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Commercial TV broadcasters, football leagues and film producers scored a win on Tuesday when European Union lawmakers watered down a copyright reform aimed at making more TV shows and films available online across borders.

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He’s a Member of Congress. The Kremlin Likes Him So Much It Gave Him a Code Name

Representative Dana Rohrabacher, Republican of California, has laughed off suggestions that he is a Russian asset. But investigators are calling.

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Canada proposes health warnings, child-proof packs for legal pot sales

OTTAWA (Reuters) - The Canadian government proposed on Tuesday mandatory health warnings and child-proof packaging as well as a licensing regime for all cannabis products in legislation ahead of the July 2018 legalization of recreational marijuana.

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UPDATE 2-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday asked the agency to review rules capping television station ownership, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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UPDATE 3-Russian lawmaker Kerimov detained by French police in tax evasion case

NICE, France, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov was arrested by French police at Nice airport on Monday evening in connection with a tax evasion case, an official at the French prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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Russian lawmaker Kerimov detained by French police in tax evasion case

NICE, France (Reuters) - Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov was arrested by French police at Nice airport on Monday evening in connection with a tax evasion case, an official at the French prosecutor's office said on Tuesday.

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FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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UPDATE 1-FCC head proposes review of U.S. TV station ownership cap

WASHINGTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The head of the Federal Communications Commission on Tuesday proposed that the U.S. agency vote next month to reconsider rules preventing a company from owning stations serving more than 39 percent of households with a television, a move that could speed consolidation in the industry.

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Australian Open to feature 25-second shot-clocks

LONDON (Reuters) - Players will have an additional five seconds between points at next year's Australian Open but time-wasters will have nowhere to hide thanks to the introduction of shot-clocks.

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U.S. Congress members decry 'ethnic cleansing' in Myanmar; Suu Kyi doubts allegations

YANGON/NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Members of the U.S. Congress said on Tuesday operations carried out against the Rohingya Muslims in Myanmar had "all the hallmarks" of ethnic cleansing, while the country's leader Aung San Suu Kyi expressed doubts about allegations of rights abuses.

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Zimbabwe's parliament starts impeachment process against Mugabe

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's parliament began an impeachment process against President Robert Mugabe on Tuesday that looks set to bring his domination of a country he has ruled since independence nearly four decades ago to an ignominious end.

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Myanmar operation against Rohingya has 'hallmarks of ethnic cleansing', U.S. Congress members say

YANGON (Reuters) - Members of U.S. Congress said on Tuesday they were disturbed by the harsh response of Myanmar's security forces to attacks by militants in August which they said bore "all the hallmarks of ethnic cleansing" against the Rohingya Muslim minority.

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11 members of Hells Angels indicted

Eleven members of the Hells Angels motorcycle gang have been accused of a range of crimes related to murder, assault, maiming, racketeering conspiracy and witness intimidation, according to an indictment that was unsealed Monday.

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Detained Catalan government members say they accept Madrid's control

MADRID (Reuters) - Two former members of the Catalan government held in custody over their roles in Catalonia's banned independence drive have asked to be released from custody after accepting Madrid's control of the region, according to appeals published on Monday.

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Remembering Azzedine Alaïa: The Designer Who Took Time

Almost alone in today’s fashion industry, he understood the value of time to the creative mind and the struggle it took to follow his own direction.

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Mugabe Ignores Resignation Deadline, Putting Pressure on Parliament

Zimbabwe’s president has shown the negotiating skills that have kept him in power for 37 years. His likely successor has not yet appeared in public.

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Where are 'Manson Family' members now?

Charles Manson's followers were young and zealously committed.

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Indonesia parliament speaker taken into custody by anti-graft agency

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's parliament speaker Setya Novanto has been taken into custody by the country's anti-corruption agency after being arrested over his alleged role in causing state losses of $170 million linked to a national electronic identity card scheme.

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Ohio Lawmaker Who Backed Family Values Resigns Over ‘Inappropriate Behavior’

State Rep. Wesley Goodman supported family values and “natural marriage” but resigned after an “inappropriate interaction” in his office.

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From Our Readers: ‘I Remember the Joy’: Readers Reflect on Life Under Mugabe and Hopes for the Future

We asked Zimbabweans and people who used to live there about life during President Robert G. Mugabe’s tenure, and what they hope will change.

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Trump Stirs Sexual Misconduct Debate

By criticizing Senator Al Franken for inappropriate behavior, President Trump has reignited the debate around his own alleged misconduct.

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Australian medical group wants access to Manus Island asylum seekers

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

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Franken Case Sets Off Debate Over Line Between Abuse and a Mistake

Politicians and comedians were left trying to assess the line between predatory behavior and an inexcusable mistake as calls mounted for Senator Al Franken to resign.

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Lawmakers push to end 'hush money' deduction in tax fight

During a week where Congress is examining its own policies regarding sexual harassment settlements, one lawmaker wants to use Republicans' plans to overhaul the US tax code to eliminate a loophole for corporations to deduct expenses related to such settlements.

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White House Memo: In Mocking Franken Over Claims of Sexual Misconduct, Trump Joins a Debate He Started

A typical politician with President Trump’s history would stay far away from discussing someone else’s behavior lest it dredge his own back into the spotlight.

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Debate at the FIFA Trial: Witness Tampering or Itchy Skin?

Prosecutors argued that two apparent throat-slitting gestures made by a defendant were an attempt to intimidate. A defense lawyer said his client had to scratch his neck.

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Gang members seek new lives through writing

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Republican calls 'bullcrap' on Democrat during tax debate

The Senate finance committee advanced Republicans' plans to overhaul the tax system on Thursday night, but not without a fiery argument between senators just minutes before the vote.

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Argentine submarine goes missing with 44 crew members on board: navy

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - An Argentine military submarine with 44 crew members on board was missing at sea on Friday, prompting a massive search to locate the vessel which may have suffered a communication error, a navy spokesman said.

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UPDATE 1-Ukraine lawmaker: several candidates for central bank chief

KIEV, Nov 17 (Reuters) - The acting governor of Ukraine's central bank, Yakiv Smoliy, and the head of Raiffeisen Bank's local unit are among candidates for the role of central bank governor, Interfax Ukraine quoted lawmaker Ihor Kononenko as saying on Friday.

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Musicians remember Lil Peep

Rapper Lil Peep, an emerging voice on the hip hop scene and a YouTube star, has died at the age of 21, police and a business associate confirmed to CNN.