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Explainer: Britain's Lords sharpen knives for EU exit laws, but can they block Brexit?

LONDON (Reuters) - Legislation to end Britain's European Union membership begins months of debate in the upper house of parliament this month and is likely to be given a rough ride by largely pro-EU lawmakers.

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Figure skating: Don't write off Britain's chances, says Cousins

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's 1980 Olympic figure skating champion Robin Cousins says he will be 'freaking out' in the commentary box when ice dancing duo Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland perform in Pyeongchang.

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Britain's Princess Eugenie to marry long-term boyfriend

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Princess Eugenie has got engaged to her long-term boyfriend Jack Brooksbank, Buckingham Palace said on Monday, with the pair set to marry later this year.

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'Three Billboards' biggest winner at female-flavored SAG awards

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark comedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" won three prizes at the Screen Actors Guild (SAG) awards on Sunday in a ceremony marked by women and their stories amid the sexual misconduct scandal that has swept Hollywood.

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UPDATE 4-'Three Billboards' biggest winner at female-flavored SAG awards

* Color returns to red carpet (Adds quotes, other awards, background, paragraphs 11-22)

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China's enduring love of steam trains

A steam locomotive winding through a mountainous landscape is an unforgettable sight.

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Stock-focused hedge funds post biggest gains among top performers

BOSTON (Reuters) - Hedge funds managers who bet on stocks scored some of the industry's biggest gains in 2017, when equity markets galloped past a series of critical milestones, according to a new list of the top 20 all-time performers.

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Michigan State Trustee Asks President to Resign Over Nassar Scandal

Breaking ranks with the board, the trustee said new leadership would “allow the healing process to begin” after a former university doctor pleaded guilty to sex abuse.

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Biggest Tests for Novak Djokovic’s New Serve Await in Australia

Changing your service technique in your prime is never easy, and success relies on commitment, say some players who have done it, like Maria Sharapova.

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'Nouvelle cuisine' pioneer Bocuse dies at 91

PARIS (Reuters) - Paul Bocuse, one of France's most celebrated chefs, has died at the age of 91, the interior minister said on Saturday.

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Paul Bocuse: legendary chef of chefs

PARIS (Reuters) - Paul Bocuse, who died on Saturday aged 91, combined a passion for food and women with a nose for self-publicity that brought him fame and fortune far beyond his native France.

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German SPD leaders upbeat as biggest branch backs coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Saturday they were confident the party would approve the start of formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives at a special congress.

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Baltic index falls, capesizes post biggest weekly drop in 2 years

Jan 19 (Reuters) - The Baltic Exchange's main sea freight index fell on Friday and continued to linger around five month lows as the capesize segment recorded its biggest weekly percentage decline in two years.

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Amazon HQ2: Here are some of the biggest snubs

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Vows: For Love of Country, and Each Other

Captains Daniel Hall and Vincent Franchino, both active-duty Apache helicopter pilots, are married at West Point.

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Let's build a bridge to Europe after we Brexit, Britain's Boris Johnson suggests

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's most prominent campaigner for leaving the European Union, Boris Johnson, has suggested building a giant bridge across the English Channel to France after Brexit, The Daily Telegraph reported.

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Modern Love: The Bike That Saved My Life

Saddled with a run-down house, a faltering marriage and a vanishing bank account, a woman takes to her two-wheeler.

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With wedding on a plane, Pope Francis reclaims love from its emoji status

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Eni launches world's biggest industrial supercomputer

MILAN (Reuters) - Italian oil and gas group Eni said on Thursday it had installed new capacity at its supercomputing centre near Milan to create the world's most powerful industrial computer.

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World's biggest underwater cave found

A group of divers in Mexico have discovered what experts believe is the biggest flooded cave on the planet.

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U.S. investors' love affair with bonds unshaken by rising yields

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors stampeded into bonds and world stocks during the latest week, ignoring warning signs about stretched prices, according to the Investment Company Institute...

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Opinion: Love and Washington don't mix

I do not believe love is the answer. I want to. But love, American style, is the kind of love I can live without. Like everything else in our culture, love has become politicized.

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UPDATE 1-Slovenian banks reduce bad loans to 4.4 pct of total loans

LJUBLJANA, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Slovenian banks reduced loans on which repayment was delayed by 90 days or more to 1.5 billion euros ($1.83 billion) in November, representing 4.4 percent of all loans, down from 4.6 percent the previous month, the central bank said on Wednesday.

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Keep going to work, Britain's May tells public service employees at Carillion

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May urged workers employed by failed services and construction company Carillion for public service contracts to keep going to work confident that they will be paid.

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Melrose offers to buy Britain's GKN for $10.2 bln

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Turnaround specialists Melrose on Wednesday made a firm offer to buy GKN for 430.1 pence per share or 7.4 billion pounds ($10.18 billion) after meeting its shareholders, adding pressure on the British engineering company to accept the deal.

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World's biggest flooded cave found in Mexico, explorers say

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A group of divers has connected two underwater caverns in eastern Mexico to reveal what is believed to be the biggest flooded cave on the planet, a discovery that could help...

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CORRECTED-Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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Soccer-Man United overhaul Spanish pair as Europe's biggest earners

ZURICH, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Manchester United enjoyed the biggest revenue of any European club in the last financial year after a 32 percent increase propelled them above Real Madrid and Barcelona, UEFA said in an annual report published on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Britain's RBS pulled plug on Carillion days before collapse

LONDON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Carillion collapsed only days after Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS), one of the British group's main lenders, tightened the terms of its funding, court documents show.

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Pope, in Chile, expresses 'pain and shame' over Church sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" on Tuesday over a sexual abuse scandal in the Catholic Church in Chile, seeking forgiveness for a crisis that has scarred its credibility and left many faithful sceptical of reform.

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Pope expresses 'pain and shame' over Chile sex abuse scandal

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis expressed his "pain and shame" over Chile's sexual abuse scandal on Tuesday in his first comments in the country on a crisis that has scarred the Roman Catholic Church's credibility.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Can a Jew Love France?

The country my family continues to dream of no longer exists for people like us. Maybe it never did.

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These are the texts people sent to loved ones during the Hawaii missile alert

Hawaiian residents and vacationers spent 38 horrific minutes preparing for an incoming ballistic missile and possible death on Saturday, until the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency corrected a false alarm message.

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UPDATE 6-Britain's Carillion collapses after banks pull the plug

* Carillion won state contracts since July profit warning (Adds industry reaction, detail)

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U.S. automakers bet on diesel trucks after VW scandal

DETROIT (Reuters) - U.S. automakers are unveiling new diesel pickup trucks even as diesel sales have fallen sharply since Volkswagen AG's 2015 diesel emissions scandal.

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Britain's Carillion collapses after banks pull the plug

LONDON (Reuters) - Carillion collapsed on Monday when its banks pulled the plug, triggering Britain's biggest corporate failure in a decade and forcing the government to step in to guarantee public services from school meals to road works.

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UPDATE 5-Britain's Carillion collapses after banks pull the plug

* Carillion won state contracts since July profit warning (Adds background)

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Britain's Carillion collapses, forcing government to step in

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Carillion collapsed on Monday after its banks lost faith in the construction and services company, throwing hundreds of major projects into doubt and forcing the government to step in to guarantee vital public services.

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UPDATE 3-Britain's Carillion collapses, forcing government to step in

* PM May's government under pressure over fate of Carillion (Adds reaction, background)

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UPDATE 2-Britain's Carillion collapses as banks refuse to lend it any more money

* PM May's government under pressure over fate of Carillion (Adds details)

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UPDATE 1-After emissions scandal, VW on U.S. comeback trail with all-new Jetta

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen launched an all-new Jetta compact car, its biggest seller in America, at the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday as it looks to revive sales in the world's second-largest auto market and move on from the emissions scandal that has tarnished its reputation over the past few years.

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Missouri’s Combative Governor, Deep in Scandal, Puts on the Charm

Eric Greitens has found himself politically isolated after reports of an extramarital affair tarnished his image.

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Review: Risk-Taking New Opera Tells a Tragic 1950s Gay Love Story

In “Fellow Travelers,” a story of persecuted gay love during the 1950s, the composer Gregory Spears demonstrates how to be original.

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Rep. Mia Love, the first Haitian-American elected to Congress, told CNN: 'I can't defend the indefensible'

Republican Rep. Mia Love deplored President Donald Trump for reportedly criticizing immigrants coming to the United States from what he called "shithole countries."

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Mia love: I am the American dream

Rep. Mia Love (R-UT) shares her family's experience emigrating from Haiti, which give her an opportunity to be the first Haitian-American elected to the US Congress.

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RPT-U.S. 'socially screened' funds draw second-biggest inflows ever

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - U.S. investors poured $4.7 billion into so-called socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in 2017, the category's second-biggest annual inflow ever, with managers pointing to Trump administration policies as a reason for the move.

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After emissions scandal, Volkswagen on U.S. comeback trail with all-new Jetta

DETROIT (Reuters) - Volkswagen will launch an all-new Jetta compact car, its biggest seller in America, at the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday as the German carmaker looks to revive sales in the world's second-largest auto market and move on from the emissions scandal that has tarnished its reputation over the past few years.

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After emissions scandal, VW on U.S. comeback trail with all-new Jetta

DETROIT, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Volkswagen will launch an all-new Jetta compact car, its biggest seller in America, at the Detroit Auto Show on Sunday as the German carmaker looks to revive sales in the world's second-largest auto market and move on from the emissions scandal that has tarnished its reputation over the past few years.

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U.S. 'socially screened' funds draw second-biggest inflows ever

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. investors poured $4.7 billion into so-called socially responsible mutual funds and exchange-traded funds in 2017, the category's second-biggest annual inflow ever, with...

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Tapper: You know who loved Trump's comments?

CNN's Jake Tapper compares reactions to President's Trump "shithole countries" remarks following the President's tweeted denial.

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UPDATE 5-Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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Edgar Ray Killen, convicted in 'Mississippi Burning' killings, dead at 92

(Reuters) - Edgar Ray Killen, the preacher and Ku Klux Klansman convicted and sent to prison more than 40 years after he plotted the 1964 slayings of three civil rights activists in the "Mississippi Burning" case, died on Thursday night at the age of 92, Mississippi correction officials said.

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Wells Fargo sees no end yet to sales scandal costs, gets tax boost

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is not certain it has fully uncovered and fixed all problems related to a long-running sales scandal that has hurt the bank's reputation and sideswiped its efforts to cut costs, Chief Executive Tim Sloan said on Friday.

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On the Runway: Is the Fashion Wearables Love Affair Over?

Judging by the Consumer Electronics Show, the answer may be yes.

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Modern Love: For Best Hookup Results, Use Your Words, O.K.?

How physical desire, fake flattery and a vanishing act can make casual sex anything but casual.

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An Ending for a Love Story

Kenneth and Peter were together for 59 years, a rarity in their world. And when Peter died, Kenneth was ready for that last Champagne and caviar.

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U.S. biggest source of illegal foreign guns in Brazil: report

BRASILIA (Reuters) - The United States is the largest source of guns entering Brazil that end up in the hands of armed bandits and drug traffickers, according to a Brazilian Federal Police report seen by Reuters.

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At Vietnam's biggest corruption trial, some skeptical views

HANOI/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Vietnam is gripped by its highest profile corruption trial in memory, but some spectators are questioning whether the Communist Party elite in the dock were charged because of infighting in the ruling class or a crackdown on abuse of office.

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'Farce' - no new start for Britain's May with reshuffle

LONDON (Reuters) - A government reshuffle by British Prime Minister Theresa May was dismissed even by some of her allies on Tuesday as a failure that one said left her attempt to reassert her authority in "smoke and wreckage".

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Boeing delivers 763 jets in 2017, topping Airbus as biggest planemaker

NEW YORK, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Boeing Co said on Tuesday it delivered 763 jetliners in 2017, likely retaining the title of the world's biggest plane maker compared with European rival Airbus SE.

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UPDATE 5-Singapore uncovers large oil heist at Shell's biggest refinery

* Police say 17 arrested in connection with oil theft; 11 charged

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'The Shape of Water' leads nominations for Britain's BAFTA awards

LONDON (Reuters) - Guillermo del Toro's fantasy "The Shape of Water" leads the field for next month’s British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) awards after securing 12 nominations on Tuesday.

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Singapore uncovers large oil heist at Shell's biggest refinery

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Eleven men were charged in a Singapore court on Tuesday in connection with a large-scale oil theft at Shell's biggest refinery, while police said they were investigating six other men arrested in a weekend raid.

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UPDATE 4-Singapore uncovers large oil heist at Shell's biggest refinery

* Shell expects "short delay" in operations due to case (Adds detail of charges)

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Wanting a new start, Britain's May changes leadership team

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May named an ally to run the ruling Conservatives and promoted younger ministers on Monday to try to give her divided party and government a new start after a year marred by an ill-judged election, rows over Brexit and scandals.

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UK's Prince William's daughter Charlotte starts nursery school

LONDON (Reuters) - Princess Charlotte, the daughter of Britain's Prince William and wife Kate, began her first day at nursery school near the couple's London home, Kensington Palace, on Monday.

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Hoping for a new start, Britain's May appoints new Conservative Party head

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May named a new head of the ruling Conservatives on Monday in a reshuffle aimed at handing her government a new start after months of divisions over Brexit, scandals and an ill-judged election.

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Hoping to reset agenda, Britain's May appoints new Conservative Party chairman

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May named immigration minister Brandon Lewis chairman of her Conservative Party on Monday at the start of a reshuffle she hopes will re-energize an agenda hurt by divisions over Brexit and an ill-judged election.

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Britain's Ormerod ready to take off for snowboarding gold

LONDON (Reuters) - She stands little more than five feet tall in her boots but when Katie Ormerod takes off on a snowboard she looks every inch a candidate to win Britain's first Olympic gold medal on snow.

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Britain's May clear she wants Brexit deal that works for UK: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May has been clear she wants to negotiate a Brexit deal that works for the whole of the United Kingdom and does not believe it is time for a second referendum on independence for Scotland, her spokesman said on Monday.

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'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Dark drama "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" was the big winner with four Golden Globes awards on Sunday on a night marked by scathing jokes about sexual harassment and passionate odes to those breaking their silence.

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UPDATE 5-'Three Billboards' wins big as Golden Globes power through sex scandal

* Women unite by wearing black gowns (Recasts at end of show, adds quotes)

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Black gowns, sex scandal jokes mark Golden Globe awards show

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers on Sunday tackled head-on the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled Hollywood, pulling no punches with a series of barbed jokes about powerful men and the women who are standing up to them.

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UPDATE 3-Black gowns, sex scandal jokes mark Golden Globe awards show

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers on Sunday tackled head-on the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled Hollywood, pulling no punches with a series of barbed jokes about powerful men and the women who are standing up to them.

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Seth Meyers rips into Hollywood sex scandal at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers kicked off Hollywood's first major awards show of 2018 with a series of barbed jokes about the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled the entertainment industry, and the emergence of women as a powerful force in show business.

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The Befana Market, a Beloved Roman Tradition, Is Imperiled

Italian families have long made pilgrimages to the Piazza Navona over the holidays, but the kid-magnet event has been wounded by politics, poor quality and delays.

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UPDATE 2-Seth Meyers rips into Hollywood sex scandal at Golden Globes

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - Golden Globe host Seth Meyers kicked off Hollywood's first major awards show of 2018 with a series of barbed jokes about the sexual misconduct scandal that has roiled the entertainment industry, and the emergence of women as a powerful force in show business.

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Golden Globes a sea of black as Hollywood marks sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The Golden Globes kicked off Hollywood's countdown to the Oscars on Sunday with the normally colorful red carpet transformed into a sea of black gowns as stars showed solidarity with victims of sexual harassment after a scandal that has roiled show business.

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UPDATE 1-Golden Globes a sea of black as Hollywood marks sex scandal

LOS ANGELES, Jan 7 (Reuters) - The Golden Globes kicked off Hollywood's countdown to the Oscars on Sunday with the normally colorful red carpet transformed into a sea of black gowns as stars showed solidarity with victims of sexual harassment after a scandal that has roiled show business.

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Outside Iran’s Most Notorious Prison, Calls for Loved Ones to Be Freed

More than 500 people have been arrested in Tehran during the recent protests, and the families and friends of prisoners have gathered outside Evin Prison to call for their release.

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French pop star France Gall dies at 70

PARIS (Reuters) - Singer France Gall, whose hits -- including a Eurovision triumph with Serge Gainsbourg -- made her an icon of French pop music, has died aged 70.

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Britain's May to change government ministers soon, senior figures reported to be safe

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she would announce changes to her ministerial team soon, with media reports saying her foreign, finance, interior and Brexit ministers would keep their jobs in a reshuffle starting on Monday.

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John Young, 'most experienced' U.S. astronaut, dies at 87

(Reuters) - U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon in 1972 and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during a career that made him the only person to fly with three NASA space programs, has died at age 87, officials said on Saturday.

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U.S. astronaut John Young dies at age 87: NASA

(Reuters) - Veteran U.S. astronaut John Young, who walked on the moon and even smuggled a corned beef sandwich into orbit during one of his six missions in space, has died at age 87, NASA said on Saturday.

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To Get a Loved One’s Face, a Lifelike Mask in Return

NYU surgeons hope a 3-D printed reproduction will encourage people to donate the faces of dying family members for use as transplants.

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A Good Appetite: A Weeknight Dish for Lovers of Non-Fishy Fish

This quickly braised cod in butter and wine is practically defined by its simplicity and speed.

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Brazil's Eletrobras hires Hogan Lovells to resolve U.S. class action lawsuits

SAO PAULO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-owned power holding Centrais Elétricas Brasileiras SA has hired law firm Hogan Lovells to "resolve class action lawsuits" in the U.S., according to a note published on Friday on the official government gazette.

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UPDATE 1-Banking crisis adviser named as head of Britain's finance watchdog

* New chair faces navigating watchdog through Brexit (Adds reaction, background)

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UPDATE 1-UK new car sales record biggest drop since 2009

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling 5.7 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday.

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Singapore fines five electronics firms $14.7 million in biggest anti-competition penalty

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore on Friday fined five electronics parts makers a total of S$19.5 million ($14.7 million) for price-fixing and other cartel activities, the biggest anti-competition penalty in the city-state, the Competition Commission of Singapore (CCS) said.

Disabilities nytimes.com

Modern Love: How 30 Blocks Became 30 Years

A teenager in a wheelchair forges an unlikely but enduring relationship with the young woman hired to care for his infant half brother.

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5 of the biggest data breaches

On Thursday, credit-reporting company Equifax disclosed that they had experienced a major data breach, affecting up to 143 million people. The company joins Yahoo, Myspace, Target, LinkedIn and more on the list of largest data breaches in history.

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Editorial: Making Art Lovers Pay

The Metropolitan Museum of Art is dropping its “suggested” admission for out-of-staters, in favor of a mandatory set of fees.

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UK new car sales record biggest drop since 2009

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - British new car sales recorded their biggest drop since 2009 last year, falling by more than 5 percent due to uncertainty over potential new diesel charges and weakening consumer confidence since Brexit, an industry body said on Friday.

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Hip hop and R&B surpass rock as biggest U.S. music genre

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hip hop and R&B surpassed rock for the first time in 2017 as the biggest music genre in the United States, but British artist Ed Sheeran's romantic pop album "Divide" was the year's biggest single draw, according to a Nielsen Music report.

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Brexit is far from Europe's biggest problem

The original East bloc was the swath of countries cutting through Cold War Europe's middle -- from Poland to Bulgaria -- that endured four decades of Soviet-imposed communist rule.

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Party or not? Golden Globes proves test for Hollywood sex scandal

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - The red carpet is rolling out, the champagne is on ice and the statuettes are about to be handed over.

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U.S. private sector adds 250,000 jobs in December, biggest rise since March

(Reuters) - U.S. private employers added 250,000 jobs in December, marking the biggest monthly increase since March, a report by ADP Research Institute showed on Thursday.

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Council leader calls for beggars to be removed before UK royal wedding

LONDON (Reuters) - Beggars need to be cleared by police from the streets of Windsor before the wedding of Prince Harry to girlfriend Meghan Markle because their "detritus" is presenting the picturesque English town in a poor light, the local council leader has said.

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Europe's biggest private biotech company raises $270 mln

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Europe's largest privately held biotech company, Germany-based BioNTech, has raised $270 million to support its work in developing personalised immunotherapies for cancer, ahead of an expected eventual stock market flotation.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Learning to Love Nehru

I used to think India’s first prime minister was embarrassingly westernized. Now I see that he was one of our great thinkers.

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'Scandal,' 'How to Get Away with Murder' crossover coming

Annalise Keating and Olivia Pope are women who have blazed their own paths, but those paths are now going to collide.

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Britain's open to foreign investment, trade minister Fox tells China

BEIJING (Reuters) - British trade minister Liam Fox said on Wednesday that London would continue to welcome foreign investment, after a U.S. panel rejected a Chinese acquisition of a U.S. money transfer company on national security concerns.

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Critic’s Notebook: Scandals Keep Breaking, but Restaurateurs Have Yet to Own Up

The silence from chefs and owners has been deafening, but they need to admit and address the sexual predation that seems endemic to the business.

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China names acting mayor for city of Tianjin after bribery scandal

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has named an acting mayor for northern city of Tianjin, state media said on Tuesday, months after the mayor was jailed for corruption.

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The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

Families have turned the side of a warehouse facing a federal jail in Brooklyn into a message board for their imprisoned relatives.

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Erica Garner, activist daughter of New York chokehold victim, dies at 27

(Reuters) - Erica Garner, the daughter of a New York man whose death during an attempted arrest helped spark the “Black Lives Matter” movement against police brutality, died on Saturday, a posting on her official Twitter account showed.

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Grief consumes loved ones of NY apartment fire victims

Fernando Batiz says he's "just numb" after the deadly fire that claimed the lives of 12 people in a Bronx apartment building.

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Around 6,000 Swiss VW owners seek damages in emissions scandal

ZURICH (Reuters) - Swiss consumer protection organization SKS has filed a claim with the Zurich commercial court on behalf of some 6,000 car owners seeking damages from Volkswagen AG and Swiss car dealer AMAG related to the "Dieselgate" emissions scandal.

Movies nytimes.com

The Little Tramp and the Refugees Who Loved, Then Loathed Him

At a film club for young women who have escaped bleak lives, Charlie Chaplin’s silents offered an escape. Then they learned about his offscreen life.

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South Africa's top court rules parliament failed to hold Zuma to account over scandal

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's Constitutional Court ruled on Friday that parliament had failed to hold President Jacob Zuma to account over a scandal related to state-funded upgrades to his home, and must launch proceedings that could remove him from office.

Celibacy nytimes.com

Modern Love: Love Calls, and So Does the Priesthood

On a subway platform, she shared a New Year’s Eve kiss with a man planning to be a priest. Could it go any further?

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Shanghai cautions on products from scandal-hit Kobe Steel, tightens checks

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Shanghai has issued a warning on the safety of metal products manufactured by scandal-hit Japanese firm Kobe Steel Ltd and strengthened scrutiny measures, state-owned Xinhua News Agency reported, citing the city's inspection body.

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Veteran male rock'n'roll acts had biggest 2017 world tours

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Veteran, white male rock stars raked in the most cash from world tours in 2017, according to an annual list released on Thursday, while the highest-ranked women - Celine Dion and Lady Gaga - failed to make the top 10.

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See How the Met Built ‘Tosca,’ Its Biggest Production of the Season

The Metropolitan Opera's army of artisans has been working for a year to bring 19th-century Rome to life in a new production of Puccini's “Tosca.”

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Review: In ‘Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein,’ a Monster to Love

The dancer Robert Fairchild’s creature has a delicate, disarming beauty in Ensemble for the Romantic Century’s ambitious but awkward production.

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Biggest withdrawal in four months hits U.S. domestic stock funds: ICI

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped domestic equities with the most selling in four months, using the proceeds to buy cheaper stocks abroad that could thrive in a global economic...

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Biggest withdrawal in 4 months hits U.S. domestic stock funds -ICI

By Trevor Hunnicutt NEW YORK, Dec 27 (Reuters) - U.S. fund investors walloped domestic equities with the most selling in four months, using the proceeds to buy cheaper stocks abroad that could thrive in a global economic expansion, Investment Company Institute (ICI) data showed on Wednesday. Nearly $9.6 billion tumbled out of funds focused on U.S. stocks during the week ended Dec. 20, the most in any week since August, while their counterparts focused outside the country took in $8 b

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

Modern Love: 10 Ways to Love Better

This year’s most-read Modern Love columns delivered unexpected kernels of wisdom.

businessNews reuters.com

Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-GRAPHIC-India challenges China as world's biggest LPG importer

SINGAPORE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts consumption.

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GRAPHIC-India challenges China as world's biggest LPG importer

SINGAPORE, Dec 27 (Reuters) - India is set to surpass China as the biggest importer of liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) this month as a drive to replace wood and animal dung fires for cooking boosts consumption.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

On the Road for Work and Finding Love

Some time-crunched business travelers find matchmaking services can be an efficient way to meet like-minded singles.

cnn.com

Miss America CEO resigns after scandal

Sam Haskell, chief executive officer of the Miss America Organization, was suspended after a report revealed purported emails from him, board members and others disparaging pageant contestants, the organization said in a statement.

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Politifact: The biggest lie of 2017 is ...

Politifact Editor Angie Holan explains why President Trump's claim that Russia did not interfere in the 2016 US presidential election was selected as their "Lie of the Year."

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Top Miss America officials resign over email scandal

Three leaders of the Miss America Organization resigned Saturday, two days after a report revealed purported emails from them and other employees disparaging pageant contestants.

Winfrey, Oprah nytimes.com

The White Internet’s Love Affair With Digital Blackface

All across the internet, white people feel empowered to play around with black identity.

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BRIEF-Nissan Motor Chairman Ghosn Could Be Questioned By Japanese Authorities Over Ongoing Vehicle Inspection Scandal - Nikkei

* NISSAN MOTOR CHAIRMAN CARLOS GHOSN COULD BE QUESTIONED BY JAPANESE AUTHORITIES OVER ONGOING VEHICLE INSPECTION SCANDAL - NIKKEI Source text (s.nikkei.com/2C2gkLX) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Clover Partners' Mike Shafir Intends To Nominate 2 Persons For Election As Directors Of Coastway Bancorp

* CLOVER PARTNERS L.P. - MIKE SHAFIR INTENDS TO NOMINATE 2 PERSONS FOR ELECTION AS DIRECTORS OF COASTWAY BANCORP AT 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

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EMERGING MARKETS-Mexico peso hits 9-month low on corruption scandal, U.S. tax plan

By Bruno Federowski and Miguel Gutierrez BRASILIA, Dec 22 (Reuters) - The Mexican peso hit a nine-month low on Friday, battered by a U.S. tax overhaul and domestic corruption scandals that boost a leftist front-runner's chances in next year's elections. U.S. President Donald Trump signed sweeping tax legislation into law on Friday, slashing the U.S. corporate rate to 21 percent from 35 percent beginning on Jan. 1. The bill has prompted worries in Mexico that the country could los

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips, but heading for biggest weekly gain in months

TORONTO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Friday but was on track for its sharpest weekly gain in almost three months.

companyNews reuters.com

CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips, but on track for biggest weekly gain since Sept

TORONTO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped in early trade on Friday, with financial and energy stocks pulling back as bond yields and oil prices retreated.

businessNews reuters.com

Wall Street opens flat; Nike among biggest drags

(Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Friday, with gains in financial stocks offsetting losses in Nike and technology shares.

companyNews reuters.com

US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Wall St opens flat; Nike among biggest drags

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Wall Street opened little changed on Friday, with gains in financial stocks offsetting losses in Nike and technology shares.

cnn.com

10 gifts for design lovers

With the festive season in full swing, CNN Style takes a look at some of the year's best ornaments and accessories for design lovers.

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Why kids love 'fascist' cartoons

Parents like to see themselves as purveyors of possibility. We want our children to inhabit a world in which identities are both mutable and equal, and imagination and empathy reign supreme!

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EMERGING MARKETS-Emerging stocks set for biggest weekly gain since mid-Oct

LONDON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Emerging stocks tracked developed equity markets higher on Friday and were set for the biggest weekly rise since October, while most emerging currencies were also finishing the week on a high against the dollar.

Christmas nytimes.com

Modern Love: Shooing Carolers Away for a Love That Stays

As Christmas nears, a young woman hospitalized with pediatric leukemia basks in a new romance even as her health fails.

worldNews reuters.com

Britain's 'Madame Brexit' tells Poland: Your constitution is your own matter

WARSAW (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May gave Poland a rare dose of big power support on Thursday by saying that its constitution was its own affair, a sharply different tone to that of the European Union which has scolded Warsaw over judicial reforms.

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Britain's digital banks: profitable or just popular?

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - British app-based bank Monzo and others like it want to make money by allowing other firms access to their customers rather than lending to them, but this is an untested path to profitability.

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Slovenia to sell its two largest state banks in 2019

LJUBLJANA, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Slovenia plans to sell its two largest banks -- state-owned Nova Ljubljanska Banka (NLB) and Abanka -- in 2019, Finance Minister Mateja Vranicar Erman told a news conference on Thursday.

cnn.com

British PM fires political ally over porn scandal

British Prime Minister Theresa May has fired her closest political ally after he admitted lying over the presence of pornography on a computer in his parliamentary office.

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British PM May forces her deputy to resign over pornography scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May forced her most senior minister, Damian Green, to resign after an internal investigation found he had made misleading comments about pornography on computers in his parliamentary office.

cnn.com

Trump victory leads to GOP lovefest

Getting shot is "a helluva way to lose weight," says President Trump. CNN's Jeanne Moos has odd moments at the GOP tax love fest.

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PM May forces her own deputy to resign after pornography scandal

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May forced her most senior minister, Damian Green, to resign on Wednesday after an internal investigation found that he had made misleading comments about pornography found on computers in his parliamentary office.

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Britain's May will allow Brexit delay in exceptional circumstances

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May said on Wednesday she would permit a delay to Britain's departure from the European Union in exceptional circumstances, bowing to criticism from her own party over the government's plan to fix the exit date in law.

healthNews reuters.com

Republican U.S. tax bill deals biggest blow yet to Obamacare

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans delivered their biggest blow yet to Obamacare in their tax overhaul that won final congressional approval on Wednesday, and delayed until 2018 consideration of legislation that could help mitigate some of the damage to the 2010 law.

sportsNews reuters.com

Olympics: IOC sanctions Slovenian from Vancouver Games re-tests

BERLIN (Reuters) - Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin was sanctioned by the International Olympic Committee on Wednesday after re-tests of samples showed she had used banned substances during the 2010 Vancouver winter Olympics.

cnn.com

Ex-Cardinal Bernard Law, symbol of Catholic Church sex abuse scandal, is dead

Bernard Law, the former Boston cardinal who resigned in disgrace during the church sex abuse scandal, has died, the Vatican has confirmed.

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Cardinal Bernard Law, forced to resign over sex-abuse scandal, dies: media

(Reuters) - Cardinal Bernard Law, who was forced to resign in 2002 as archbishop of Boston over a sex-abuse scandal after a two-decade reign as one of the highest-ranking Catholic officials in the United States, has died, news media reported.

Law, Bernard F nytimes.com

Bernard Law, Powerful Cardinal Disgraced by Priest Abuse Scandal, Dies at 86

Cardinal Bernard F. Law’s stature as archbishop of Boston and America’s senior Roman Catholic prelate was shattered in 2002 after revelations that he had protected child molesters for years.

Bribery and Kickbacks nytimes.com

Peru President Could Be Biggest Figure Yet to Fall in Latin America Graft Scandal

The president, Pedro-Pablo Kuczynski, will have an hour on Thursday to defend himself when impeachment proceedings open.

worldNews reuters.com

Britain's Brexit rebels offer compromise on latest EU exit laws row

LONDON (Reuters) - British lawmakers who inflicted defeat on Prime Minister Theresa May last week in parliament over Brexit have signaled a possible compromise to avoid another row on Wednesday when legislation taking Britain out of the EU is debated.

businessNews reuters.com

House approves biggest tax overhaul in 30 years; Senate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping, debt-financed tax legislation on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate, where lawmakers were due to take up the package later in the evening.

politicsNews reuters.com

U.S. House approves biggest tax overhaul in 30 years; Senate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping, debt-financed tax legislation on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate, where lawmakers were due to take up the package later in the evening.

politicsNews reuters.com

House approves biggest tax overhaul in 30 years, Senate next

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. House of Representatives approved sweeping, debt-financed tax legislation on Tuesday, sending the bill to the Senate, where lawmakers were due to take up the package later in the evening.

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UPDATE 3-Britain's new 3 billion pound warship has a leak

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest ever warship, the new 3.1 billion pound ($4.2 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday.

cnn.com

Olive Garden is still a hit with pasta lovers

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Arrested Myanmar reporters: Two book lovers dedicated to their craft

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - In many ways Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, symbolize their country's emergence after decades of isolation - both from modest, provincial backgrounds, they worked hard to pursue careers that would have been impossible in the junta era into which they were born.

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Arrested Myanmar reporters: Two book lovers dedicated to the truth

YANGON/BANGKOK (Reuters) - In many ways Wa Lone and Kyaw Soe Oo, two Reuters journalists arrested in Myanmar, symbolize their country's emergence after decades of isolation - both from modest, provincial backgrounds, they worked hard to pursue careers that would have been impossible in the junta era into which they were born.

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UPDATE 2-Britain's new 3 billion pound warship has a leak

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest ever warship, the new 3.1 billion pound ($4.2 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday.

politicsNews reuters.com

Congress poised to approve biggest tax overhaul in 30 years

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Republican-controlled U.S. Congress will begin voting on Tuesday on the biggest overhaul of the U.S. tax system in more than 30 years, with little standing in the way of the party's first major legislative triumph under President Donald Trump.

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UPDATE 1-Britain's new 3 billion pound warship has a leak

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest ever warship, the new 3.1 billion pound ($4.2 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday.

businessNews reuters.com

Subaru vows to bolster training, compliance after inspection scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Subaru Corp vowed to improve oversight of its final inspections after revealing uncertified staff carried out tests of new cars for the domestic market for decades, the latest in a slew of scandals to rock Japan's manufacturing industry.

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Britain's new 3 billion pound warship has a leak

LONDON, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest ever warship, the new 3.1 billion pound ($4.2 billion) aircraft carrier HMS Queen Elizabeth, has a leak and needs repairs, the Ministry of Defence (MoD) said on Tuesday.

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Nikkei falls as Maglev contract scandal takes toll on construction stocks

TOKYO, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks eased on Tuesday in choppy trade as construction shares extended a punishing sell-off as some of the firms were embroiled in a bid-rigging scandal.

businessNews reuters.com

Singapore issues more financial bans related to 1MDB scandal

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore's central bank on Tuesday said it had permanently barred Yeo Jiawei, a former wealth manager of Swiss bank BSI involved in breaches related to Malaysia's 1MDB fund, from managing financial services firms and advisory activities.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: A Political Scandal’s Trauma, Seen From the Inside

Nicholas Montemarano’s new novel, “The Senator’s Children,” is about a family weathering the fallout of a scandal like the one that derailed the presidential aspirations of John Edwards.

worldNews reuters.com

South Africa's ANC votes to elect leader to replace scandal-ridden Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC delegates started voting early on Monday to elect a leader to succeed President Jacob Zuma as head of a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but has faced scandals and corruption allegations.

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Gunmen assassinate mayor of Libya's biggest port city

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Gunmen fatally shot the mayor of Libya's third-largest city, Misrata, late on Sunday, ambushing his car inside the city, security officials said.

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South Africa's ANC set to elect leader to replace scandal-ridden Zuma

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ANC is set to elect a successor to President Jacob Zuma in a leadership vote by a party that has ruled since the end of apartheid but lost its luster in a welter of scandal and corruption allegations.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

Beyond Boko Haram’s Reach, Love and Feminism Flourish

In a part of Nigeria where militants treat women like property, many are pushing back, partying all night and expecting husbands who do the dishes.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Real Russia Scandal

It’s not just what they did to us. It’s our leader’s sympathy with a dictator.

Surgery and Surgeons nytimes.com

Voices: Learning to Accept (if Not Love) My Scar

More than three decades after my cancer surgery, I still hesitate when someone asks, “What’s up with your scar?”

cnn.com

America has a love/hate relationship with Sarah Sanders

Sarah Sanders is teaching us a thing or two about the definition of confounding. As in, bewildering, astonishing, baffling, perplexing, mystifying or -- just plain confusing.

Vervoordt, Axel nytimes.com

Disused Distillery Becomes the Antwerp Art Scene’s Newest, Biggest Thing

The Kanaal complex designed by the art dealer and interior designer Axel Vervoordt reinforces the Belgian city’s resurgence as a cultural hub.

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Britain's Prince Harry and Meghan Markle to marry on May 19

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Prince Harry and his American fiancée, Meghan Markle, will marry on Saturday May 19, Kensington Palace said.

sportsNews reuters.com

Bedene to switch allegiance from Britain back to Slovenia

LONDON (Reuters) - World number 49 Aljaz Bedene has finally given up on representing his adopted country Britain and will switch allegiance back to his native Slovenia next year.

worldNews reuters.com

Peru's Kuczynski says will not resign over Odebrecht scandal

LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski said late on Thursday that he would not resign over a scandal involving payments that Brazilian builder Odebrecht paid a decade ago to a company he controlled while holding public office.

Marriages nytimes.com

Modern Love: Getting Married Is Better Than Dying, Right?

She was gravely ill. He had a job with health insurance. Nothing like tying the knot on the way to the hospital to make someone believe in love.

peopleNews reuters.com

Three more women accuse Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct: Variety report

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Three more women have accused Oscar-winning actor Dustin Hoffman of sexual misconduct, Hollywood trade publication Variety reported on Thursday, bringing to six the number of people accusing him of impropriety decades ago.

businessNews reuters.com

Wiese resigns as Steinhoff chairman in wake of accounting scandal

BERLIN/JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African tycoon Christo Wiese resigned on Thursday as chairman of Steinhoff , the latest setback for the retail group in the throes of an accounting scandal.

worldNews reuters.com

Despite parliament defeat, Britain's May on course to deliver Brexit

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May said on Thursday she was on course to deliver Brexit and a new partnership with the European Union, shrugging off a parliamentary defeat that could weaken her hand as the decisive phase of talks begins.

lifestyleMolt reuters.com

Red-suited frontman for Finland's Santa village calls for Christmas love

ROVANIEMI, Finland (Reuters) - A red-suited frontman for Santa Claus village in Lapland has asked people to "share the compassion and the love of Christmas" this year.

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After defeat at home, Britain's May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase on Thursday, just hours after an embarrassing parliamentary defeat at home that weakens her hand.

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Britain's Bunzl sees 15 pct revenue growth on North America boost

Dec 14 (Reuters) - British business supplies distributor Bunzl Plc forecast an about 15 percent rise in full-year group revenue, helped by new business wins in North America.

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Britain's May urges EU leaders to move on with Brexit talks

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to approve an agreement to move Brexit talks on to a second phase on Thursday, describing it as a fair deal that offers a good base for a discussion of future ties.

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

Ajit Pai Nears His Biggest Win With Net Neutrality Repeal

Erasing the Obama-era internet rules on Thursday would help secure Mr. Pai’s reputation as one of the most efficient F.C.C. leaders in decades.

Two Thousand Seventeen nytimes.com

Tech Fix: The Biggest Tech Failures and Successes of 2017

Epic failures this year exposed your personal data to hackers, wasted your money on unnecessary or ethically dubious products and fed you misinformation.

worldNews reuters.com

Britain's May defeated in parliament over Brexit blueprint

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May's government was defeated on Wednesday, when lawmakers forced through changes to its Brexit blueprint that ministers said could endanger Britain's departure from the European Union.

RealReal Inc nytimes.com

Critical Shopper: Why You Should Love Secondhand Fashion Now

The RealReal, the luxury consignment site, has opened its first store.

businessNews reuters.com

VW bank expects profit rise in 2017 despite diesel scandal

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The financial arm of German carmaker Volkswagen said on Wednesday that it expects a rise in operating profit in 2017, despite a diesel scandal that has rocked the industry.

Elections, Senate nytimes.com

Many G.O.P. Blunders Put Seat at Risk, Even Before Scandal

Republicans made a lengthy list of errors, giving Democrats an opening well before Roy Moore was accused of sexual misbehavior.

environmentNews reuters.com

Brazil beefs up agribusiness governance after meatpacker scandal

BRASILIA (Reuters) - Brazil's Ministry of Agriculture launched a program on Tuesday to ensure farmers comply with anti-corruption, environmental and child labor laws, after a highly publicized meatpacking scandal raised doubts about the country's food products.

businessNews reuters.com

PepsiCo makes biggest public pre-order of Tesla Semis: 100 trucks

SEATTLE (Reuters) - PepsiCo Inc has reserved 100 of Tesla Inc's new electric Semi trucks, the largest-known order of the big rig, as the maker of Mountain Dew soda and Doritos chips seeks to reduce fuel costs and fleet emissions, a company executive said on Tuesday.

United States Economy nytimes.com

Economic Scene: Tax Plan’s Biggest Cuts Could Be in Living Standards

Cutting taxes is mostly an exercise in slicing the economic pie a different way, not making it bigger, with gains for a few offset by losses for many.

cnn.com

'Love overcoming fear': What nominees are saying

Some lucky people woke up Monday morning to news that they had been nominated for a Golden Globe award.

environmentNews reuters.com

India government favors petcoke import ban, U.S. would be biggest loser

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India's government is in favor of banning imports of petroleum coke on environmental grounds, according to a government affidavit filed with the country's top court, which could be a big blow to U.S. refiners who export heavily to the country.

Taj Mahal nytimes.com

Editorial: Hate Smears India’s Symbol of Love, the Taj Mahal

Powerful Hindu extremists are so obsessed with demonizing Muslims that they are deprecating the nation’s unifying cultural treasure.