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Saudi sovereign fund plans cinema venture with AMC Entertainment

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

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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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BRIEF-Ashford Hospitality Prime Board Authorizes Repurchase Of Up To $50 Mln Of Common Stock

* ASHFORD HOSPITALITY PRIME SAYS BOARD GRANTED A REPURCHASE AUTHORIZATION TO ACQUIRE SHARES OF COMMON STOCK OF UP TO $50 MILLION- SEC FILING

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Diplomat blasts Tillerson in stinging resignation letter

A rising star at the State Department has written a blistering resignation letter to Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, saying that under his leadership, the agency's influence has withered and morale among staff has plummeted, in part because of the "stinging disrespect" shown by the Trump administration.

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Exclusive: Detained Saudi billionaire al-Sanea seeks to end debt dispute

DUBAI (Reuters) - A detained Saudi billionaire who led the collapsed Saad Group is seeking to repay part of a multi-billion dollar debt to creditors under a deal that could allow his release, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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Poland's Morawiecki sworn in as new prime minister

WARSAW (Reuters) - Polish Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki was sworn in by President Andrzej Duda as the country's new prime minister on Monday, replacing Beata Szydlo, who became a Deputy Prime minister.

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BRIEF-Bloomin' Brands Says Chris Sullivan Gave Notice Of Resignation From Board

* BLOOMIN' BRANDS - ON DEC 6,CHRIS T. SULLIVAN GAVE NOTICE OF RESIGNATION FROM BOARD; ON SULLIVAN’S RESIGNATION, BOARD REDUCED SIZE TO 7 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jOzTN7) Further company coverage:

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Iran foreign minister defends missile program, asks European support

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran's foreign minister on Monday defended its ballistic missile program and urged European countries not to be influenced by U.S. President Donald Trump's confrontational policy towards Tehran.

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BRIEF-Christodoro Says Resigning From Xerox Board Due To Belief Board To Make Decisions With Which He Disagrees

* JONATHAN CHRISTODORO SAYS IT NOW APPEARS THAT THE XEROX BOARD WILL MAKE DECISIONS AND TAKE XEROX IN A "DIRECTION WITH WHICH I STRONGLY DISAGREE"

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Kuwait replaces oil and finance ministers: state news agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kuwait replaced its oil and finance ministers in a cabinet reshuffle on Monday, state news agency KUNA reported.

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Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year cinema ban

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Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

The move was seen as part of a drive by Prince Mohammed bin Salman in a broad campaign to transform Saudi society.

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Situation on Korean Peninsula risks moving into 'hot phase': Ifax cites Russian foreign minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The situation on the Korean Peninsula risks to move into a "hot phase", Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov warned on Monday, the Interfax news agency reported.

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Saudi Arabia says cinemas will be allowed from early 2018

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia said on Monday that public cinemas would be allowed in the conservative kingdom and the first cinemas were likely to open early next year.

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Two senators call for Trump's resignation over sexual assault, harassment allegations

Two Democratic senators called for President Donald Trump's resignation over the weekend, citing the multiple accusations from women of sexual harassment and assault against him.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Major markets rise, led by Saudi and Egypt

* Saudi continues bounce from chart support, volume very high

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Bangladesh minister says wants to 'wipe out' Manila bank for heist role

DHAKA (Reuters) - Bangladesh's finance minister said late on Saturday he wanted to "wipe out" a Philippines bank that was used to channel $81 million stolen from the Bangladeshi central bank's account with the Federal Reserve Bank of New York last year.

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U.N. says missiles fired at Saudi Arabia have 'common origin'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - United Nations officials have found that missiles fired at Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels appear to have a "common origin," but they are still investigating U.S. and Saudi claims that Iran supplied them, according to a confidential report.

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Iraq Prime Minister Declares Victory Over ISIS

Haider al-Abadi said, “Our forces fully control the Iraqi-Syrian border,” but analysts warned that it did not mean the end of the Islamic State threat.

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Russia fully compliant nuclear missile treaty: deputy foreign minister

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is fully committed to the 1987 Intermediate-Range Nuclear Forces Treaty and plans to continue complying with it, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov said on Saturday.

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

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

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Britons can change terms of Brexit to diverge from EU: pro-Brexit minister Gove

LONDON (Reuters) - British voters will be able to change the terms of the country's relationship with the European Union after leaving the bloc if they don't like the final Brexit deal, senior cabinet minister and pro-Brexit lawmaker Michael Gove said on Saturday.

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UK foreign minister arrives in Iran to lobby for jailed aid worker

DUBAI (Reuters) - British Foreign Minister Boris Johnson arrived on Saturday in Iran, where he is expected to lobby his Iranian counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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Saudi Arabia Disputes That Crown Prince Bought ‘Salvator Mundi’

Its embassy in Washington said the crown prince merely acted as an “intermediary purchaser” for Abu Dhabi. American officials say otherwise.

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In push for Yemen aid, U.S. warned Saudis of threats in Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has warned Saudi Arabia that concern in Congress over the humanitarian situation in Yemen could constrain U.S. assistance, as it pushed Riyadh to allow greater access for humanitarian aid, a U.S. official said on Friday.

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U.S. calls on Saudi coalition to open Yemeni ports to aid

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government on Friday called on the Saudi-led military coalition to facilitate the free flow of humanitarian aid to all of Yemen's ports and through Sana'a airport, the White House said in a statement.

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Congressman Franks says resigning immediately

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Representative Trent Franks on Friday announced that he would resign from Congress effective immediately, instead of the Jan. 31 date he previously had set, following the announcement of a probe into accusations of sexual harassment.

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Despite furor over Jerusalem move, Saudis seen on board with U.S. peace efforts

BEIRUT/RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia pulled no punches when it condemned President Donald Trump's move to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel. But Palestinian officials say Riyadh has also been working for weeks behind the scenes to press them to support a nascent U.S. peace plan.

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Iran's defense minister to visit Russia soon: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Iranian Defence Minister Amir Hatami plans to visit Russia soon, the RIA news agency reported on Friday, citing a source at the Iranian defense ministry.

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British foreign minister to visit Iran, lobby for jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will travel to Iran on Saturday to lobby counterpart Mohammad Javad Zarif for the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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Major powers to push Saudis, Iran to stop interfering in Lebanon

PARIS (Reuters) - Major powers will try to shore up Lebanon's stability on Friday by pushing Saudi Arabia and Iran to stop interfering in its politics, and urging Hezbollah to rein in its regional activities, diplomats said.

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Analysis: Rep. Trent Franks' absolutely bizarre resignation letter

Republican Rep. Trent Franks of Arizona announced Thursday night that is is resigning from Congress after being informed that the House Ethics Committee had opened an investigation into allegations of sexual harassment from two female former staffers.

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Saudi Crown Prince Was Behind Record Bid for a Leonardo

Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman worked through a friend to buy Leonardo da Vinci’s “Salvator Mundi” for a record $450.3 million, officials say.

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S.E. Cupp slams resignation speech

HLN's S.E. Cupp responds to Sen. Al Franken's resignation speech on the Senate floor, saying his entire speech was self-serving.

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White House says it believes Saudi Arabia will open Yemen port

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it believed that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open after President Donald Trump urged Riyadh to lift a blockade to let humanitarian aid reach the Yemeni people.

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Cillizza: Franken's totally unapologetic resignation

Two things were clear after Al Franken finished his speech on the Senate floor just after noon on Thursday:

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White House says it believes Saudi Arabia to allow a Yemeni port to open

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House said on Thursday it had reason to believe that Saudi Arabia would allow a blocked port in Yemen to open.

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Analysis: Senate landscape shifts again with his resignation

As the calendar nears 2018, the battle for control of the Senate is shifting in all sorts of unexpected ways -- changes driven primarily by bad behavior but also a national political environment heavily colored by President Donald Trump's widespread unpopularity.

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Saudi-backed fighters capture coastal area in Yemen from Houthis

DUBAI (Reuters) - A Western-backed Saudi-led coalition scored its first major gains in Yemen since former President Ali Abdullah Saleh was killed on Monday when local fighters captured an area on the Red Sea coast from Houthi rebels, residents said on Thursday.

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The Daily: Listen to ‘The Daily’: Arab Anger and Resignation Over Jerusalem

The Palestinian issue seems to no longer be at the top of the agenda for many Arab leaders. Also, what it’s like to visit the Saudi crown prince.

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev: I am victim of 'monstrous set up'

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of taking a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin, told a court on Thursday he was the victim of "a monstrous and cruel provocation."

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UPDATE 1-Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev: I am victim of 'monstrous set up'

MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of taking a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin, told a court on Thursday he was the victim of "a monstrous and cruel provocation."

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev tells court he is victim of 'monstrous setup'

MOSCOW, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of taking a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin, told a court on Thursday he was the victim of "a monstrous and cruel provocation."

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Britons who join Islamic State should be hunted and killed: defence minister

LONDON (Reuters) - Britons who have joined the Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq should be hunted down and killed, Britain's new defence minister said.

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The Mysterious Buyer of the $450 Million Leonardo da Vinci? A Saudi Prince

The prince bought the “Salvator Mundi,” a portrait of Christ, according to documents reviewed by The New York Times.

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Trump asks Saudi Arabia to allow immediate aid to Yemen

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump called for Saudi Arabia on Wednesday to immediately allow humanitarian aid to reach people in Yemen, suggesting Washington had run out patience with a Saudi-led blockade that has been condemned by human rights groups.

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Franken's future in Senate uncertain amid calls for resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Half of Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member Senator Al Franken of Minnesota to resign after new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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One quarter of Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - More than a quarter of Democrats in the U.S. Senate on Wednesday called for fellow party member Al Franken, the Senator from Minnesota, to resign after new allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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At least 10 Democratic senators call for Franken's resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - At least 10 U.S. Democratic senators on Wednesday called for fellow Democrat Al Franken to resign in light of allegations of sexual misconduct against him.

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Amazon Prime Video now available on Apple TV

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc and Apple Inc have partnered to bring the Amazon Prime Video app to Apple TV in over 100 countries, the companies said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Amazon's ‍Prime Video App Available On Apple TV 4K

* SAYS PRIME VIDEO APP IS AVAILABLE ON APPLE TV 4K AND PREVIOUS GENERATIONS OF APPLE TV​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Czech president appoints Andrej Babis as new prime minister

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech billionaire businessman Andrej Babis was appointed prime minister on Wednesday after his ANO party came first in an October election, and he must now focus on securing parliamentary backing for a minority administration.

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Plot to Kill U.K. Prime Minister Foiled, Court Hears

Prosecutors described a plan to bomb Theresa May’s offices and residence on Downing Street and then to stab her to death.

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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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Saudi Aramco awards U.S. General Dynamics offshore security contract

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has awarded a contract to the local subsidiary of U.S. company General Dynamics as the state oil giant aims to increase security at its offshore facilities, Saudi Aramco said on Wednesday.

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Zimbabwe court again postpones former finance minister's bail hearing

ZIMBABWE (Reuters) - A Zimbabwean court has postponed to Thursday the bail hearing of former finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who is facing charges of corruption dating back two decades.

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Saudi-led coalition intensifies Yemen air strikes after Saleh's death

ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition intensified air strikes on Yemen early on Wednesday as the armed Houthi movement tightened its grip on the capital after it killed former president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who switched sides in the civil war.

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Amazon launches subscription-based Prime service in Singapore

SINGAPORE, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday launched its subscription-based Prime service in Singapore that provides access to fast shipping, streaming and gaming, intensifying competition with incumbent rival Alibaba-backed Lazada in Southeast Asia.

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BRIEF-Amazon Launches Amazon Prime In Singapore

* ‍CUSTOMERS IN SINGAPORE CAN JOIN PRIME AT AN INTRODUCTORY PROMOTIONAL PRICE OF S$2.99 PER MONTH​

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BRIEF-Terra Firma Capital Corp Announces Resignation Of Director

* TERRA FIRMA CAPITAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES RESIGNATION OF DIRECTOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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It’s Official: Lebanese Prime Minister Not Resigning After All

What happens in Saudi Arabia stays in Saudi Arabia, including the short-lived surprise resignation of Prime Minister Saad Hariri of Lebanon.

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Saudi says most people detained in anti-corruption sweep have settled

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's public prosecutor said on Tuesday most of the people detained in a sweeping anti-corruption campaign launched last month have agreed to settlements to avoid prosecution.

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Lebanon's Hariri rescinds resignation, drawing line under crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday, drawing a line under a month-long crisis triggered when he announced from Riyadh that he was stepping down and remained outside Lebanon for weeks.

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Lebanon's PM rescinds resignation as government agrees deal

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri rescinded his resignation on Tuesday and said all members of the government had agreed to stay out of conflicts in Arab countries.

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Shire in deal to develop a new way to administer hemophilia drug

(Reuters) - Shire Plc said on Tuesday it had partnered with a California-based company to develop a new way to administer a drug to treat hemophilia A.

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Poland's PiS may sack PM Szydlo, replace with finance minister: sources

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party may replace Prime Minister Beata Szydlo next week with Finance Minister Mateusz Morawiecki as part of a long-expected government reshuffle, four sources told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Exiled son of slain Yemen ex-leader calls for revenge: Saudi-owned TV

ADEN/DUBAI (Reuters) - The son of Yemen's ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh has called for revenge against the armed Houthi movement that killed the veteran leader after he switched sides in the civil war, Saudi-owned al-Ekbariya TV reported on Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia hopes U.S. will not recognize Jerusalem as capital of Israel

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has expressed hope the United States would not recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel and warned such a decision would have serious implications, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday.

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Saudi has completed main wave of arrests in anti-graft purge, minister says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has completed the main wave of arrests in its sweeping crackdown on corruption and is preparing to channel billions of dollars of seized funds into economic development projects, a Saudi minister said on Monday.

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Slain Yemen ex-leader's son calls for revenge: Saudi-owned TV

SANAA/DUBAI (Reuters) - The son of Yemeni ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, who was killed by the armed Houthi movement after switching sides in the civil war, called for revenge against the Iran-aligned group on Tuesday, Saudi-owned al-Ekbariya TV quoted him as saying.

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New Zealand foreign minister praises China ties, damps fears of protectionism

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will develop a close relationship with China, Foreign Minister Winston Peters said on Tuesday, putting to rest fears that his protectionist campaign rhetoric would fuel tension with a key trading partner.

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

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

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Saudis pledge $100 million to African anti-jihadist force: Mali

DAKAR (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has pledged $100 million to a new regional military force battling jihadist groups in West Africa's Sahel region, force member Mali said on Monday.

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Ireland expects Apple back tax in escrow account in first quarter, 2018: minister

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland expects iPhone maker Apple to start paying up to 13 billion euros ($15.4 billion) in back taxes into an escrow account in the first quarter of 2018, the finance minister said on Monday.

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Saudi Arabian exchange enlists Nasdaq to turbocharge technology

DUBAI, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's Stock Exchange said on Monday it has hired U.S. group Nasdaq to replace its 16-year-old registry, depository and settlement infrastructure as it tackles challenges including the forthcoming listing of Saudi Aramco.

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Saudi warplanes strike Houthis as alliances shift in Yemen war

SANAA (Reuters) - Saudi-led coalition warplanes struck at Houthi militia positions in Yemen's capital Sanaa for a second day on Monday in support of ex-president Ali Abdullah Saleh, a former Houthi ally who has now renounced his alliance with the Iranian-backed group.

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Russian prosecutors seek 10 years in jail for ex-economy minister -agencies

MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Russian prosecutors on Monday sought a sentence of 10 years in jail for ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, on trial on charges of extorting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief Igor Sechin, Russian news agencies reported.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. firms invited to bid for Saudi nuclear plants

* Competition likely from Russia, France, China, South Korea (Adds quotes, details, context)

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Irish minister sees progress on border issue but no agreement with UK yet

LONDON (Reuters) - Negotiations over future border arrangements between the United Kingdom and the Republic of Ireland after Brexit have made progress but there is no agreement yet, Ireland's European Affairs Minister Helen McEntee said on Monday.

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Ministers Look to Revive Martin Luther King’s 1968 Poverty Campaign

Religious leaders hope protests and civil disobedience can force the issue of poverty back onto the national agenda at a time when attention is focused mainly on the middle class.

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Qatari emir to attend Gulf summit despite row: foreign minister

DOHA (Reuters) - Qatari Emir Sheikh Tamim bin Hamad al-Thani will attend the annual summit of Gulf Arab heads of state in Kuwait on Dec. 5 and 6, Qatar's foreign minister told reporters on Sunday, despite a deep dispute within the group.

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Saudi-led air strikes support Yemen's Saleh as he shifts against Houthis

ADEN (Reuters) - A Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Yemen's capital, Sanaa, local media said, lending support to former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh after he signaled he was abandoning his support of the Iran-aligned Houthis - a shift that could pave the way to end three years of war.

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Saudi-led air strikes back Yemen's Saleh in Houthi clashes

ADEN (Reuters) - The Saudi-led coalition launched air strikes on Yemen's capital Sanaa overnight on Sunday, local media said, lending support to loyalists of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh after he signaled a strategy shift that could pave the way to end the war.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Yemen helps Saudi rise for eighth day, Qatar rebounds on FX

* Saudi market also buoyed by easing concern about graft probe

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Saudi-led coalition provides air support for Yemen's Saleh

ADEN (Reuters) - Aircraft from the Saudi-led coalition bombed Houthi positions in Sanaa overnight on Sunday, residents and local media said, aiming to shore up supporters of former Yemeni president Ali Abdullah Saleh as they battle the Iran-aligned Houthi group.

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RPT-Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

* Healthcare, grains, postal, electricity suffer snags -sources

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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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Israel may adjust corporate tax after U.S. slash - finance minister

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel may have to make adjustments to its corporate tax rate, Finance Minister Moshe Kahlon said on Saturday in response to a tax slash approved by the U.S. Senate.

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Yemen's Saleh says ready for 'new page' with Saudi-led coalition

ADEN (Reuters) - Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a "new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa drops education minister after public outcry

(Reuters) - Zimbabwe's new president Emmerson Mnangagwa dropped his education minister, a day after reappointing him to a cabinet which gave top posts to senior military officials in what was widely seen as a reward for the army's role in the removal of his predecessor, Robert Mugabe.

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Yemen's Saleh ready for 'new page' with Saudi-led coalition as clashes rage

ADEN (Reuters) - Former Yemeni President Ali Abdullah Saleh said on Saturday he was ready for a "new page" in relations with the Saudi-led coalition fighting in Yemen if it stopped attacks on his country.

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Kosovo PM removed from international arrest warrant: minister

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Kosovo’s Prime Minister Ramush Haradinaj was removed from an international arrest warrant issued by Serbia, lifting an obstacle to him travelling outside the country, the justice minister said on Friday.

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

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

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Canadian minister pushing for Calgary bid to hold Winter Games again: CBC

(Reuters) - Canada's minister of sport is pushing for Calgary to bid for the 2026 Winter Olympics and said the legacy from the last time the western Canadian city hosted the Games was worth it, according to a CBC report on Friday.

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Egyptian billionaire denounces Saudi corruption crackdown

ROME (Reuters) - Egyptian billionaire businessman Naguib Sawiris condemned on Friday a crackdown on graft in Saudi Arabia, saying the purge had undermined the rule of law in the Kingdom and would deter investment.

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REFILE-Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

* Healthcare, grains, postal, electricity suffer snags -sources

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Anglican Minister Urges Prayers for Prince George to Be Gay

The Very Rev. Kelvin Holdsworth said that the church might accept same-sex marriage if the prince, now 4, one day found the love of “a fine young gentleman.”

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Sale of the century? $300-billion Saudi state sell-off moves slowly

DUBAI/RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's $300-billion privatization program was billed as the sale of the century when Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman unveiled his plan to great fanfare. Nineteen months later, it is moving at a snail's pace, bankers, investors and analysts familiar with the process say.

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Exclusive: Yemen rebel missiles fired at Saudi Arabia appear Iranian - U.N.

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Remnants of four ballistic missiles fired into Saudi Arabia by Yemen's Houthi rebels this year appear to have been designed and manufactured by Riyadh's regional rival Iran, a confidential report by United Nations sanctions monitors said, bolstering a push by the United States to punish the Tehran government.

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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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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Prime Minister, Tell Trump He’s Not Welcome in Britain

The president’s endorsement of a fringe far-right group undermines our country — and the special relationship.

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Attorney: Resignation sure the hell isn't up to Pelosi

Rep. John Conyers' attorney delivers a statement to media about sexual harassment allegations against the lawmaker.

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Conyers hospitalized as top House Democrat calls for his resignation

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Democratic leader Nancy Pelosi on Thursday called on Democratic Representative John Conyers to resign, saying sexual harassment allegations against him were serious and credible, and that "zero tolerance means consequences for everyone."

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House Democratic leader calls for his resignation

House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi says Rep. John Conyers should resign after recent allegations of sexual harassment.

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Venezuela arrests ex-oil minister and ex-PDVSA head: sources

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuelan authorities detained former Oil Minister Eulogio del Pino and former state oil company PDVSA [PDVSA.UL] president Nelson Martinez overnight as a part of a broad anti-corruption probe, two sources told Reuters on Thursday.

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Italy would like to clinch Alitalia deal before elections - minister

ROME, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Italy's government would like to strike a deal on the sale of struggling carrier Alitalia before national elections due by May, but will not be pressured to do it at any cost, Industry Minister Carlo Calenda told RAI state radio on Thursday.

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Iceland's Left-Green opposition leader to become new prime minister

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Iceland's opposition leader Katrin Jakobsdottir will become the country's new prime minister, after her Left-Green Movement on Wednesday agreed to form a coalition government, state broadcaster RUV reported.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week - statement

ROME (Reuters) - Lebanese Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri indicated on Wednesday that he might withdraw his resignation next week, saying matters were "positive" and he would rescind his decision if they remained so, a statement from his press office said.

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Lebanon's Hariri signals may withdraw resignation next week: statement

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday that matters were "positive" and if that continued, he would withdraw his resignation next week, a statement from his press office said.

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Trump to host Libyan Prime Minister Sarraj at White House on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will host Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj at the White House on Friday for talks on counterterrorism cooperation and ways to expand bilateral engagement, the White House in a statement on Wednesday.

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Trump is betting everything in the Middle East on the Saudi Crown Prince

Donald J. Trump is not abiding by a central tenet of international diplomacy -- choose your friends wisely, particularly in the Middle East.

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Joining NATO would help Finland's security but unlikely for now: finance minister

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Joining NATO would improve Finland's security but is unlikely to happen any time soon because of a lack of wider support, Finance Minister Petteri Orpo said on Wednesday.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi firm after settlements in corruption probe, Qatar climbs

* Number of bank accounts frozen in Saudi probe falling -banker

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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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Senior Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement: official

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an "acceptable settlement agreement" with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

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Saudi prince freed in $1 billion settlement agreement: official

DUBAI (Reuters) - Senior Saudi Prince Miteb bin Abdullah, once seen as a leading contender to the throne, was freed after reaching an "acceptable settlement agreement" with authorities paying more than $1 billion, a Saudi official said on Wednesday.

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Rouhani says Saudis call Iran an enemy to conceal defeat in region

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Tuesday that Saudi Arabia presents Iran as an enemy because it wants to cover up its defeats in the region.

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Saudis call Iran an enemy to conceal defeat in region, Iranian president says

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia presents Iran as an enemy because it wants to cover up its defeats in the region, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said in a live interview Tuesday broadcast on state TV.

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Saudi Arabia Releases Senior Prince Arrested in Anti-Corruption Purge

The kingdom released Prince Mutaib bin Abdullah, the former head of the National Guard, a sign it is moving to resolve corruption charges.

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

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

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DealBook: A Prince’s Uncertain Fate Deepens Mystery in Saudi Arabia

The arrest of Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, the country’s most prominent investor, has caused unease among Western businessmen wary of the lack of transparency.

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Mexico finance minister resigns to seek presidency for ruling party

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister resigned on Monday to seek the 2018 presidential nomination of the ruling party, anticipating a major break with tradition as it seeks outside help to clean up its tarnished image and stay in office for another six years.

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Mexico finance minister Meade resigns to run for presidency

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister Jose Antonio Meade stepped down on Monday to seek the 2018 presidential nomination for the ruling party, which hopes his honest reputation will help counter the taint of corruption that has blighted its record in power.

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Former Zimbabwe finance minister Chombo to be held in custody until trial

HARARE (Reuters) - Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, charged with three counts of corruption in offences that allegedly took place two decades ago, was denied bail on Monday and will be detained in custody until his case is heard on Dec 8.

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Mexico's finance minister Meade resigns as presidential race looms

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico's finance minister, Jose Antonio Meade, stepped down on Monday amid speculation the veteran technocrat will run for president in next year's election under the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) banner.

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Chess federation vows 'huge effort' to include Israelis in Saudi-hosted match

ATHENS (Reuters) - The World Chess Federation (FIDE) is undertaking a "huge effort" to include Israeli players in a speed chess championship hosted by Saudi Arabia next month, the federation said on Monday.

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Ex-Russian minister says he thought bag with $2 million cash was gift of alcohol

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of extorting a bribe, told a court on Monday he thought a bag holding $2 million in cash which he took from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin held a gift of expensive alcohol.

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Ex-Russian minister says he thought bag with $2 mln cash was gift of alcohol

MOSCOW, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev, accused of extorting a bribe, told a court on Monday he thought a bag holding $2 million in cash which he took from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin held a gift of expensive alcohol.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Jordan cement deal helps Saudi shares but region moves little

DUBAI, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's stock index edged higher on Monday after Al Jouf Cement and Saudi Industrial Export Co announced an export deal with Jordan, but the region as a whole traded in small ranges, lacking fresh stimulus.

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Berlusconi suggests Italian general could be next prime minister

ROME (Reuters) - Silvio Berlusconi has suggested a Carabinieri (military police) general could be Italy's next prime minister if his center bloc wins national elections slated for early 2018.

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Mexico finance minister to resign as presidency race looms: sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican finance minister Jose Antonio Meade will step down on Monday, two people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, as the ruling Institutional Revolutionary Party (PRI) gears up to pick its candidate for the 2018 presidential election.

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Pakistan law minister resigns after blasphemy protests

Pakistan's Law Minister Zahid Hamid has resigned after days of protest rocked the country over accusations of blasphemy in amended parliamentary laws.

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Tehran’s Turn: The New patriots: Long Divided, Iran Unites Against Trump and Saudis in a Nationalist Fervor

Once sneering and cynical about the government, middle-class, reform-minded Iranians are now backing their hard-line leaders amid a surge in patriotism.

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Foreigners still net sellers of Saudi stocks in wake of corruption crackdown

DUBAI, Nov 26 (Reuters) - Foreign investors were net sellers of Saudi Arabian equities for a third straight week after authorities launched a major crackdown on corruption, but by a smaller margin than in the previous week, exchange data showed on Sunday.

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Egypt attack to spur on Saudi-backed Muslim military alliance: crown prince

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman said on Sunday an attack on an Egyptian mosque that killed more than 300 worshippers would galvanize an Islamic military coalition that aimed to counter "terrorism and extremism".

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Saudi rises after prince reassures on crackdown, Gulf mostly sluggish

* SABB Takaful surges after Saudi British Bank completes stake buy

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Lebanon’s Vanishing Prime Minister Is Back at Work. Now What?

Saad Hariri, absent for three weeks and seemingly forced to resign by Saudi Arabia, is faced with an intractable clash of Saudi and Iranian interests.

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Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister Chombo faces corruption charges

HARARE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, among those detained by the military before Robert Mugabe resigned as president, was charged on Saturday with corruption, including trying to defraud the central bank in 2004.

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Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister Chombo in court over corruption charges

HARARE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, among those detained by the military when it seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned, was charged on Saturday with three counts of corruption in offences that allegedly occurred more than a decade ago.

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How a mutual enemy is changing Israeli and Saudi relations

The two former spymasters sat an arm's length apart. Both appeared calm and relaxed, neither suspicious of the other. Occasionally, they laughed with the crowd gathered at a synagogue in New York's Upper East Side.

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Lebanon's Jumblatt calls for Saudi-Iranian discussions

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Saturday called on Saudi Arabia to enter dialogue with Iran and said that the Kingdom’s modernization plans could not work while Riyadh was engaged in a war in Yemen.

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French minister 'shocked' by job cuts at Nestle's Galderma unit

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday he was particularly "shocked" by Nestle's plans to cut up to 450 jobs at its Galderma skin-health research plant in the south of France as the plant benefited from a research tax credit.

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French minister believes banks had 'good reasons' to close National Front accounts

PARIS (Reuters) - French Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Saturday he believed the banks that closed the accounts of far-right National Front leader Marine Le Pen and her party had good reasons to do so.

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Ousted Zimbabwe finance minister Chombo in court to face corruption charges

HARARE (Reuters) - Former Zimbabwe finance minister Ignatius Chombo, who was among those detained by the military when they seized power before Robert Mugabe resigned this week, appeared in court on Saturday to face corruption charges, his lawyer said.

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Castro meets North Korea minister amid hope Cuba can defuse tensions

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban President Raul Castro met with North Korean Foreign Minister Ri Yong Ho on Friday amid hopes the Communist-run island might be able to convince its Asian ally to avert a showdown with the United States.

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Oi CEO resignation does not raise Brazil intervention risk -gov't source

BRASILIA, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The resignation of the chief executive of Brazilian telecoms company Oi SA caught the government by surprise, but it does not make government intervention more likely, a government source said.

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Brazil carrier Oi chief executive offers resignation -sources

SAO PAULO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Brazilian telecommunications firm Oi SA, Marco Schroeder, has tendered his resignation, three sources with knowledge of the situation told Reuters on Friday.

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Ukraine rebel region's security minister says he is new leader

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The security minister of Ukraine's pro-Russian rebel region of Luhansk said on Friday he was taking over power from regional chief Igor Plotnitsky, who days earlier had said he was facing an attempted armed coup to force him out.

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U.S. backs Saudi 'first step' in addressing Yemen crisis

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday welcomed a "first step" by Saudi Arabia to allow humanitarian aid to reach Yemen and called for negotiations on the country's conflict.

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Iran says Saudi Crown Prince's behavior 'immature, weak-minded': state TV

ANKARA (Reuters) - Iran said on Thursday that Saudi Arabia's crown prince was discredited internationally by his "immature" behavior, state television reported, after Mohammed bin Salman called Iran's Supreme Leader "the new Hitler of the Middle East".

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BRIEF-GENTEX SAYS ON NOV 20 DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION

* GENTEX - ‍ON NOV 20, DIRECTOR PETER HOEKSTRA SENT CO LETTER OF RESIGNATION IN CONJUNCTION WITH HIS APPOINTMENT AS U.S. AMBASSADOR TO NETHERLANDS​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A4gGRe) Further company coverage:

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'Wiping out' extremist ideology is my mission: head of Saudi-based Muslim body

PARIS (Reuters) - The head of a Saudi-based organization that for decades was charged with spreading the strict Wahhabi school of Islam around the world has said those times were over and his focus now was aimed at annihilating extremist ideology.

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Lebanon's Jumblatt criticizes Saudi over Hariri

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Top Lebanese Druze politician Walid Jumblatt on Friday criticized the way Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri had been treated by "some Saudi circles", the first time he has appeared to direct blame at Riyadh over Hariri's resignation this month.

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Saudi Crown Prince calls Iran leader 'new Hitler': NYT

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's powerful Crown Prince called the Supreme Leader of Iran "the new Hitler of the Middle East" in an interview with the New York Times published on Thursday, sharply escalating the war of words between the arch-rivals.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Saudi Arabia’s Arab Spring, at Last

The crown prince has big plans to bring back a level of tolerance to a society that was once a moderate

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Peru's prime minister skeptical about bill to expand anti-graft rules

LIMA (Reuters) - The government of Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski will likely object to a bill passed by Congress that aims to expand new anti-graft restrictions to Grana y Montero and other local partners of Brazilian builder Odebrecht [ODBES.UL], the prime minister said Thursday.

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Party backing Irish government calls for deputy prime minister to resign

DUBLIN (Reuters) - The party propping up the Irish government called on Thursday for the deputy prime minister to resign over her handling of a legal case involving a police whistleblower, a move that raises questions about the future of the government.

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UPDATE 1-Chad's President Deby sacks finance minister - decree

N'DJAMENA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby has sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye, a government decree showed.

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Chad's President Deby sacks finance minister - decree

N'DJAMENA, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Chad's President Idriss Deby has sacked Finance Minister Christian Georges Diguimbaye, a government decree showed.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe granted immunity as part of resignation deal: sources

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

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BRIEF-Primero extends revolving credit facility to facilitate negotiations

* PRIMERO EXTENDS REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY TO FACILITATE NEGOTIATIONS

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Saudi Arabia agrees to buy $7 billion in precision munitions from U.S. firms: sources

(Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has agreed to buy about $7 billion worth of precision guided munitions from U.S. defense contractors, sources familiar with the matter said, a deal that some lawmakers may object to over American weapons having contributed to civilian deaths in the Saudi campaign in Yemen.

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U.S. pressed Saudis to ease Yemen blockade: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson asked Saudi Arabia to ease its blockade of Yemen, two sources said, just days before the Saudi-led military coalition announced on Wednesday it would let aid flow through the Yemeni port of Hodeidah and allow U.N. flights to the capital.

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Saudi-led coalition to reopen Yemen's Hodeidah port, Sanaa airport for aid

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Saudi-led military coalition fighting Houthi rebels in Yemen said on Wednesday it would allow humanitarian aid access through Yemen's port of Hodeidah and United Nations flights to the capital Sanaa, more than two weeks after blockading the country.

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Pakistan's Finance Minister Dar relieved after taking sick leave: media

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's Finance Minister Ishaq Dar has been relieved of his portfolio as he is taking time off with sick leave, local media reported on Wednesday, following weeks of speculation about Dar's future in the wake of corruption proceedings against him.

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U.K. Finance Minister Seeks to Placate Angry Young Voters

With Brexit looming large, more-affordable housing featured prominently as Philip Hammond presented his budget to Parliament.

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Saudi Arabia to issue 1st tourist visas in 2018

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Saudi Arabia wants to attract more tourists

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Saad Hariri Steps Back From Resignation in Lebanon

The prime minister caused a shock when he appeared in Saudi Arabia and vowed to quit. He now says he will stay in his post to allow for political dialogue.

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Lebanon's PM Hariri shelves resignation, easing crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday shelved his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a crisis that had deepened tensions around the Middle East.

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Lebanon PM puts resignation on hold

Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri announced Wednesday he was putting his resignation on hold, more than two weeks after he shocked the country by saying he was stepping down.

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Lebanon's Hariri suspends resignation as PM, easing crisis

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri on Wednesday suspended his decision to resign as prime minister at the request of President Michel Aoun to allow for dialogue, easing a major political crisis.

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Lebanon's Hariri says to hold off resignation as PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Saad al-Hariri said on Wednesday he would hold off presenting his resignation as prime minister in response to a request from President Michel Aoun to allow more dialogue.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return to the country after Mugabe's resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's Emmerson Mnangagwa is set to return to the country on Wednesday and should be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe after nearly four decades in power, a senior ruling party official said.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa to return home after Mugabe resignation

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former vice president, Emmerson Mnangagwa, who is expected to be sworn in as president following the resignation of Robert Mugabe, will return home on Wednesday, a ruling party ZANU-PF official said.

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BRIEF-Lion One Metals ‍Fiji's Minister of Mines approved grant of new Navilawa Special Prospecting Licence​

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Philippines minister to keep open pit mining ban as Duterte rejects call to lift it

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Environment and Natural Resources Secretary Roy Cimatu said on Wednesday he would keep a ban on open pit mining after President Rodrigo Duterte rejected a recommendation by a government panel to reverse it.

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After a Mysterious Odyssey, Lebanon’s Prime Minister Is Home

Many questions remain, including whether he will make his resignation official or rescind it, and whether Saudi Arabia had pressed him to resign.

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Hariri returns to Lebanon for first time since resigning as PM

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri landed in Beirut on Tuesday, his media office said, returning home for the first time since he resigned as Lebanon's prime minister in a broadcast from Saudi Arabia and plunged his country into political crisis,

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U.S. warns citizens against risks of travel to Saudi Arabia

DUBAI (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department on Tuesday warned citizens to "consider the risks" when traveling to Saudi Arabia due to militant threats and the threat of ballistic missile attacks on civilians by rebels in Yemen.

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Jubilation erupts in the streets following the resignation of President Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe has resigned, the speaker of the country's Parliament said, bringing an end to his 37 years of rule.

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UPDATE 1-Total risks entire Iran investment if it pulls out of project - Iran minister

* Potential new U.S. sanctions create uncertainty (Adds Total comment)

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Exclusive: Selling Saudi Arabia's grain mills proves a grind for investors

DUBAI (Reuters) - An unwieldy sale process and onerous ownership rules are discouraging some potential investors from bidding for Saudi Arabia's state-owned grain mills, sources close to the firms say, in a potential snag for the kingdom's economic reforms.

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Denmark to ramp up cyber security efforts: defense minister

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark intends to invest to boost efforts to prevent cyber attacks in a strategy to be presented early next year, its defense minister said on Tuesday.

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

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

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UK Brexit minister says EU agreement likely, but UK ready for no deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Brexit minister David Davis said on Tuesday that reaching a deal with the European Union was the most likely outcome of talks, but added that the British government was prepared for no agreement with the bloc.

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UPDATE 2-Rosneft's Sechin to miss hearing at ex-minister corruption trial - media

* Sechin, former minister in rival Kremlin factions (Add detail on an event in West Siberia, quotes, background)

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Saudi Arabia Squeezes Detainees as It Tries to Seize Assets

Saudi Arabia’s efforts to get princes and businessmen detained on corruption charges to hand over their assets raises legal concerns abroad.

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PM May meets senior ministers to discuss Brexit divorce bill offer

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May met with senior members of her ministerial team on Monday to discuss their response to European Union demands for more detail on how much Britain is willing to pay as part of its Brexit divorce package.

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Qatari foreign minister calls out Saudi Arabia over 'drama and discord'

Qatar's chief diplomat warned of "dark ages" in the Middle East on Monday, calling out neighboring states for perpetuating "drama and discord" as part of a "dangerous game of power."

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USA's Tillerson and Saudi crown prince discuss terrorism by phone

RIYADH (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson called Saudi Arabia's Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman on Monday to discuss regional security, Saudi state news agency SPA reported.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

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Saudi agency says country targeted in cyber spying campaign

LONDON/RIYADH, Nov 20 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian security officials said on Monday that the country had been targeted as part of a wide-ranging cyber espionage campaign observed since February against five Middle East nations as well as several countries outside the region.

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BRIEF-Canada energy minister: Keystone has secured all required approvals

* Canada energy minister says with Nebraska decision, Keystone XL pipeline "has now secured all the required approvals in both Canada and the U.S"

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Exclusive: Saudi prince detention holds up loan to investment firm - sources

DUBAI (Reuters) - Kingdom Holding's plan to borrow money to fund new investments has stalled because owner Prince Alwaleed bin Talal has been detained in Saudi Arabia's anti-corruption crackdown, according to four banking sources familiar with the matter.

Coups D'Etat and Attempted Coups D'Etat nytimes.com

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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Zimbabwe's Mugabe clings to power but resignation letter reported to be ready

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has agreed to stand down after 37 years in power, CNN reported on Monday, after he avoided any mention of resignation in a rambling national address on Sunday night.