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Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias push towards Idlib province

AMMAN (Reuters) - The Syrian army and Iranian-backed militias backed by Russian air power stepped up a military campaign against rebels in eastern Hama province in a push towards the rebel stronghold of Idlib province in northwestern Syria, rebels and witnesses said.

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Mediaset hopes truce with Vivendi to come with content deal with Telecom Italia: media

MILAN (Reuters) - Mediaset's chief executive said he hoped the shared interest over TV content with Telecom Italia (TIM) could pave the way to a truce with France's Vivendi , speaking in a interview published late on Sunday.

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Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pushing a plan to build a road through the protected Izembek Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Critics say it's a dangerous precedent.

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Golf: Sharma in command as weather pushes Joburg Open into Monday

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - India’s Shubhankar Sharma remained on course for his maiden European Tour victory as lightning, rain and hail forced the Joburg Open into a Monday finish.

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France to push for European financial transactions tax

PARIS (Reuters) - France will push for an European financial transactions tax to fund the fight against climate change, four French government ministers said in a joint statement.

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Argentina blocks two activists from entry on eve of WTO meeting

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Argentina blocked two European activists from entering the country on the eve of the World Trade Organization's ministerial meeting in Buenos Aires, the two told a local radio program on Saturday.

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Opinion: Palestinians’ Dashed Hopes for Jerusalem

A West Bank demonstration may have been a mild beginning to a sustained violent expression by Palestinians.

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Czech PM designate: EU should not push us over migrants - paper

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The designated Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis said that the European Union should not push Czechs over their refusal to shelter asylum-seekers, because it could strengthen extremist parties in the country.

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Liberal Activists to Democrats: Protect Young Immigrants or Shut Down Government

Democrats want a deal to shield young undocumented immigrants from deportation, but liberal activists question their party’s willingness to provoke a shutdown.

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Russian operatives tried to contact Hope Hicks, NYT reports

Russian operatives tried to correspond with adviser Hope Hicks multiple times after Donald Trump's 2016 election victory, prompting the FBI to caution Hicks, people familiar with the events told The New York Times.

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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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James Levine Will Not Face Criminal Charges in Illinois

Officials said that even if they could prove a man’s accusation that Mr. Levine sexually abused him in 1986, he was at what was then the age of consent.

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SEC to delay mutual fund disclosures in cybersecurity push

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission said on Friday it would delay new submissions of portfolio data by mutual funds, as the regulator beefs up its cybersecurity.

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F.B.I. Warned Hope Hicks About Emails From Russian Operatives

Top counterintelligence agents met with Ms. Hicks, one of President Trump’s closest advisers, to urge caution about Russian outreach efforts.

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UPDATE 1-TIM expands high end broadband offerings in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Brazilian telecoms provider TIM Participacoes SA launched an expansion of its fiber-to-the-home service outside the country's two biggest cities on Friday, adding to competition for Brazil's high-end broadband customers.

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

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

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Lloyd's of London pushes ahead with Brexit plans

LONDON (Reuters) - Lloyd's of London [SOLYD.UL] will press ahead with plans to establish a foothold in the European Union regardless of progress in EU divorce talks that industry groups said was welcome but did little to dispel uncertainty.

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UPDATE 1-Lloyd's of London pushes ahead with Brexit plans

* TheCityUK says time running out (Recasts, adds industry comment)

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Bosnian museum of wartime childhood aims to go global, wins top prize

SARAJEVO (Reuters) - In just a year, a small Bosnian museum dedicated to the experience of growing up during the Balkan wars has opened its doors, won a best European museum prize and decided to go...

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Airbnb pushes back on Singapore's tough home rental rules

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Short-term home rental service Airbnb on Friday called Singapore's regulatory framework "untenable" as authorities said they planned to hold discussions with home-sharing platforms and resident groups soon on how such accommodation may be allowed.

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

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

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UPDATE 2-China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, won't sell assets "blindly"

* Group exec says dismisses concerns about "liquidity crisis"

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Falcons stop Saints to keep division hopes alive

(The Sports Xchange) - Atlanta linebacker Deion Jones intercepted a Drew Brees pass in the end zone with less than two minutes remaining to preserve the NFC South champion Falcons' 20-17 victory over the New Orleans Saints on Thursday.

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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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UPDATE 1-China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, wont sell assets "blindly"

* HNA's leverage, ownership under scrutiny after $50 bln in deals (Adds quotes and comments from HNA executive)

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Ex-Governor’s Run Gives Democrats a Bit More Hope of Retaking the Senate

Former Gov. Phil Bredesen will run for the seat being vacated by Senator Bob Corker, giving Democrats a mathematical but narrow path to the majority.

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Alibaba redraws retail fault lines with bricks-and-mortar push

HANGZHOU, China (Reuters) - In a small village shop near the eastern Chinese city of Hangzhou, store owner Lu Qiwei uses his smartphone to place orders to refill stocks of instant noodles, rice and drinks.

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Walmex expands Wi-Fi in Mexican stores, pushing online shopping

MEXICO CITY, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Wal-Mart de Mexico said on Thursday that it will install Wi-Fi throughout all but one of its chains in Mexico by next summer, in an attempt to collect user data and drive online sales by familiarizing shoppers with technology.

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UPDATE 2-Dover to spin off upstream energy businesses after Loeb push

* Dover to record $60 mln-$65 mln in restructuring costs (Adds background, details about the spin off, shares)

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Childhood cancer survivors have more blood pressure problems

(Reuters Health) - More than one in 12 adult survivors of childhood cancers may have undiagnosed high blood pressure, a U.S. study suggests.

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Libya says pushing to be removed from Trump travel ban list

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libya's internationally recognized government has appealed to the United States to drop or ease a travel ban imposed on its citizens by U.S. President Donald Trump, the Foreign Ministry said on Thursday.

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Exclusive: U.N. watchdogs call for probe of Taser assaults in U.S. jails

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week.

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BRIEF-Jetblue Expands In Worcester With Daily New York-JFK Nonstop Flights

* JETBLUE, LARGEST AIRLINE IN MASSACHUSETTS, EXPANDS IN WORCESTER WITH DAILY NEW YORK-JFK NONSTOP FLIGHTS

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BlackBerry, Qualcomm expand partnership to connected automotive

(Reuters) - BlackBerry Ltd and Qualcomm Inc are expanding their partnership to tap the fast-growing connected automotive market, the companies said on Thursday.

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China scales back northern gas push to avert heating crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing scaled back its plan to convert northern cities to cleaner fuel this winter after provinces warned of gas shortages, residents struggled to keep warm and reports of freezing classrooms deepened concerns about a heating crisis.

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China eases northern gas push to avert heating crisis

BEIJING (Reuters) - Beijing has eased a push to convert northern cities to gas or electric heating this winter, after two provinces warned of gas shortages and reports of freezing classrooms deepened concerns about a winter heating crisis, local media said on Thursday.

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Indonesian ride-hailing firm Go-Jek to expand to Philippines in 2018

SINGAPORE, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Indonesia motorbike-hailing startup Go-Jek plans to set up operations in the Philippines in early 2018, with other Southeast Asian countries to follow later that year, the company's chief technology officer said on Thursday.

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A New Push to Expand New York’s Childhood Sex Assault Law

Activists hope this will be the year that New York changes its limits on how long victims of child sex abuse have to sue their attackers.

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Rian Johnson expanding 'Star Wars' for new trilogy

LOS ANGELES, Dec 6 (Reuters) - As "Star Wars" fans gear up for "The Last Jedi," the anticipated next installment in the Skywalker series, its star and writer-director shed some light on how the franchise was mapping a future beyond the beloved characters.

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BRIEF-Freddie Mac Further Expands STACR Program With SHRP Series

* STACR 2017-HRP1 HAS A REFERENCE POOL OF SINGLE-FAMILY MORTGAGES WITH AN UNPAID PRINCIPAL BALANCE OF APPROXIMATELY $15 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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House Votes to Sharply Expand Concealed-Carry Gun Rights

The House easily passed legislation requiring each state to recognize another state’s concealed-carry gun permit. But the bill faces doubt in the Senate.

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Tech recovers, but not enough to push Wall St higher

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 fell a tiny bit on Wednesday, with Microsoft and other technology stocks making modest gains but not quite offsetting losses in energy shares after oil prices dropped more than 2 percent.

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Trump Jr. told investigators he communicated with Hope Hicks, not his father, about Trump Tower response

Donald Trump Jr. told House investigators that did not communicate directly with his father when confronted with news reports about his June 2016 Trump Tower meeting, according to multiple sources with knowledge of his testimony.

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UPDATE 2-Britain pushes back date for provisional findings on Sky-Fox deal

LONDON, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Britain's competition watchdog will give its initial verdict on Rupert Murdoch's bid to buy Sky next month, later than expected, due to the vast number of responses it has received on the deal.

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IOC hopeful of late surge for Pyeongchang tickets

LAUSANNE, Switzerland (Reuters) - Pyeongchang 2018 daily ticket sales have tripled since the start of the Olympic torch relay in South Korea last month with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) hopeful of 90 percent of them being sold by the start of the Winter Games on Feb. 9.

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Britain pushes back date for provisional findings on Sky-Fox deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator will publish its provisional findings on Rupert Murdoch's planned takeover of Sky next month, later than expected, but the overall timing of the review should remain unchanged.

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SPD leader promises to push Germany to embrace Macron

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

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Britain pushes back date for provisional findings in Sky-Fox deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's competition regulator will publish its provisional findings into the planned takeover of pay-TV group Sky by Rupert Murdoch's Fox in January and not December as originally planned, it said on Wednesday.

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Netanyahu says Israel expanding Middle East ties, but not with Iran

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel is expanding ties throughout the Middle East but not with Iran, Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Wednesday, accusing his country's arch-foe of trying to dominate the region.

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U.N. official's visit to North Korea sparks hope of mediation role

UNITED NATIONS/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - United Nations political affairs chief Jeffrey Feltman arrived in North Korea on Tuesday for a rare visit that some analysts and diplomats hope could spark a U.N.-led effort to defuse rising tensions over Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programs.

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Venezuela's U.N. envoy says he was pushed out by Maduro

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's powerful former oil czar Rafael Ramirez said on Tuesday he resigned from his job as U.N. envoy on orders of the president, a sign of growing rifts in the Socialist Party once firmly united under late leader Hugo Chavez.

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While U.S. Senate pushes Alaska wildlife refuge drilling, industry looks elsewhere

(Reuters) - Even as the U.S. Senate moves to allow oil drilling in Alaska's Arctic National Wildlife Refuge (ANWR), the real action is 150 miles (241 km) west, where industry proponents hope a coming sale of 10 million acres of land will revitalize the state's sagging crude production.

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Moderate GOP lawmakers push Ryan on DACA

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

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BRIEF-Breitbart News Network To Expand Radio Programming On SiriusXM

* SIRIUSXM HOLDINGS SAYS BREITBART NEWS NETWORK TO EXPAND ITS RADIO PROGRAMMING ON SIRIUSXM

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‘Where My Activists At?’ Inside the First Teen Vogue Summit

Who needs a fusty old print magazine when you have Elaine Welteroth and Hillary Clinton in the flesh — am I right, ladies?

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In China gas push, one-size doesn't fit all as CNOOC hires tankers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Local authorities in China should not use a one-size-fits-all approach to implement the country's push to heat millions of homes with natural gas this winter, the official English language paper China Daily said in an editorial 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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UPDATE 2-Ford ramps up electric vehicle push in China amid slowing sales

* China pushing market towards new-energy vehicles (Adds pictures to media information)

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Ford ramps up electric vehicle push in China amid slowing sales

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co will launch 50 new vehicles in China by 2025, including 15 electrified vehicles, the U.S. firm said at an event in Shanghai on Tuesday, as it looks to rev up sales growth in the market and shift towards cleaner electric cars.

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UPDATE 1-Ford ramps up electric vehicle push in China amid slowing sales

* China pushing market towards new-energy vehicles (Adds details, executive comments)

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BRIEF-Nasdaq Copenhagen expands benchmark index to 25 stocks from 20

* ‍NASDAQ COPENHAGEN INTRODUCES C25 AS NEW LEADING INDEX FOR DANISH EQUITY MARKET​

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UPDATE 1-YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to identify inappropriate content as the company responds to criticism over extremist, violent and disturbing videos and comments.

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With China's push on gas heating, one-size doesn't fit all, says China Daily

BEIJING (Reuters) - Local authorities in China should not use a one-size-fits-all approach to implement the country's push to heat millions of homes with natural gas this winter, the official English language paper China Daily said in an editorial on Tuesday.

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YouTube to expand teams reviewing extremist content

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's YouTube said on Monday it plans to add more people next year to review and remove violent or extremist content on the video platform.

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Asian shares subdued as tech blues offset U.S. tax cut hopes

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian shares were subdued on Tuesday as investors' rotation out of technology shares took the toll on some of the region's tech heavyweights although hopes of a major tax cut in the United States underpinned risk sentiment.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares subdued as tech blues offset U.S. tax cut hopes

* Investors rotate to banks and other beneficiaries of lower tax

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BRIEF-Ecolab Expands U.S. Pest Elimination Business

* ECOLAB INC - PURCHASE OF THREE U.S. PEST SERVICES BUSINESSES THAT PROVIDE SPECIALIZED CAPABILITIES IN FOOD STORAGE

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With new plan, Swiss pin anti-extremism hopes on prevention

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland released a national plan on Monday to prevent violent extremism, including training teachers and coaches to recognize warning signs and re-integrating people who have already been radicalized.

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UK pushing to include Bitcoin under money-laundering rules

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain wants to increase regulation of Bitcoin and other digital currencies by expanding the reach of European Union anti-money-laundering rules that force traders to disclose their identities and report suspicious activity.

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G.O.P. Pushes to Avoid Government Shutdown, but the Path Is Tricky

A two-week stopgap measure would provide more time to negotiate, but obstacles loom on both sides of the aisle as lawmakers push their own priorities.

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Brock Turner Is Appealing His Sexual Assault Conviction

The former Stanford student, who served three months of a six-month sentence after being convicted of felony sexual assault, is seeking a retrial.

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Ex-Stanford swimmer appeals sexual assault conviction

(Reuters) - A former Stanford University swimmer found guilty of sexual assault in California has appealed his conviction after serving a sentence that many condemned as an example of how the justice system fails to take such crimes seriously enough.

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Weightlifting: U.S. hope Cummings flops, South Korean Won wins 69kg gold

ANAHEIM (Reuters) - The United States’ long wait for a men’s weightlifting World Championships medal goes on after their big hope, teenager Clarence ‘CJ’ Cummings, failed to register a total on Friday.

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Wall Street falls on Russia probe, but tax hopes soften blow

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Friday after an ABC News report that President Donald Trump's former national security adviser was prepared to testify that before taking office Trump had directed him to make contact with Russians.

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In a push upmarket, Wells Fargo gives top brokers raises in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co is giving its top brokers and advisory teams as much as a $40,000 raise next year in a broad strategy to go after wealthier clients, company executives said Friday.

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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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U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

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Turkey hopes gold trader Zarrab will 'turn back from mistake', PM says

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said on Friday he hoped a gold trader cooperating with U.S. prosecutors in the trial of a Turkish banker will "turn back from his mistake", saying the Iran sanctions-related case targeted Turkey and its economy.

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TechnipFMC-led consortium to expand Bahrain refinery

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia/SEOUL Dec 1 (Reuters) - State-run Bahrain Petroleum Co (Bapco) has awarded a consortium led by UK-based TechnipFMC a contract to expand Bahrain's only oil refinery, sources close to the matter told Reuters on Friday.

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Exclusive: Tezos founders push for legal bailout from Swiss foundation

NEW YORK/ZURICH (Reuters) - The couple behind the embattled Tezos cryptocurrency tech project wants the Swiss-based Tezos Foundation to cover their costs for lawsuits accusing them of fraud related to an online fundraiser it ran, people familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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RBS axes further 259 British branches as expands e-banking

LONDON (Reuters) - British state-owned Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) said on Friday it will close 259 branches and cut 680 jobs as it reduces costs and encourages customers to use online and mobile services.

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

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

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Asian manufacturing expands further, but China remains a risk

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Asia's major manufacturing economies saw their fastest expansion in factory activity in years last month, driven by robust demand for electronics and firming the case for central banks in the region to shift to tighter monetary policy next year.

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GLOBAL ECONOMY-Asian manufacturing expands further, but China remains a risk

* Broad economic strength may see tighter Asian monetary policy

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Argentine Navy Gives Up Hope of Finding Submarine Crew Alive

More than two weeks after the San Juan vanished, the navy said its rescue mission has become a search for the remains of the vessel.

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FBI has shown no evidence of assault in border agent's death

Less than a day after a Border Patrol agent died and another was badly injured in a November 18 incident in West Texas, President Donald Trump tweeted that "We will seek out and bring to justice those responsible. We will, and must, build the Wall!"

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Libyan PM Sarraj hopes for easing of arms embargo

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Libyan Prime Minister Fayez al-Sarraj said on Thursday that he was hopeful that a U.N.-imposed arms embargo would be partially lifted against some branches of the country's military.

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Climate activists delay U.S. gas pipeline approvals: regulator

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - National environmental groups waging legal battles against energy projects are delaying approval of U.S. natural gas pipelines, a top federal energy regulator said on Thursday.

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Big U.S. banks in last-ditch push on regulatory relief bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Wall Street banks and big regional lenders are scrambling to secure changes to a U.S. Senate bill easing rules on smaller banks ahead of a key lawmaker meeting next week, several bank lobbyists told Reuters.

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Tapper: Trump recklessly pushed out extremist group videos

CNN's Jake Tapper comments on the anti-Muslim videos that President Trump retweeted.

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BRIEF-Bridgetex Pipeline To Further Expand, Launches Supplemental Open Season For Additional Capacity

* BRIDGETEX PIPELINE TO FURTHER EXPAND, LAUNCHES SUPPLEMENTAL OPEN SEASON FOR ADDITIONAL CAPACITY

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Sorry, or Not: How Men Accused of Sexual Misconduct React

Powerful men continue to be accused of sexual harassment and assaults, and have been responding by accepting, hedging or dodging the allegations.

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Niger Approves Armed U.S. Drone Flights, Expanding Pentagon’s Role in Africa

The Pentagon has received permission to put precision-guided bombs and missiles on drones in Niger. The drones would increase the military’s ability to go after extremists in West Africa.

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BRIEF-Principal to Expand Real Estate Investment Capabilities

* PRINCIPAL FINANCIAL GROUP INC - ‍ PRINCIPAL GLOBAL INVESTORS WILL ASSUME OWNERSHIP OF INTERNOS GLOBAL INVESTORS SUBJECT TO REGULATORY APPROVAL​

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Brazil's Oi hopes to advance in talks to settle regulatory debts

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Oi SA, the Brazilian telephone carrier operating under bankruptcy court protection, hopes to advance in talks with the country's solicitor general (AGU) on an agreement to repay the company's regulatory debts, chief executive Eurico Teles Neto said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Mastercard to expand technology hub in New York City

* MASTERCARD SAYS WILL NEARLY TRIPLE ITS WORK FORCE THROUGH CREATION OF OVER 470 JOBS BY 2024

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Music producer Russell Simmons steps down after sex assault claim

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

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Russell Simmons steps down from his companies after sexual assault allegation

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China pushing billions into Iranian economy as Western firms stall

ROME/ANKARA, Nov 30 (Reuters) - China is financing billions of dollars worth of Chinese-led projects in Iran, making deep inroads into the economy while European competitors struggle to find banks willing to fund their ambitions, Iranian government and industry officials said.

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New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers announced the launch of two big studies in Africa on Thursday to test a new HIV vaccine and a long-acting injectable drug, fuelling hopes for better ways to protect against the virus that causes AIDS.

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UPDATE 1-New vaccine, long-acting drug trials buoy hopes in HIV fight

* Projects backed by U.S. NIH and Gates foundation (Adds details on new drug trial)

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Hopes for HIV vaccine buoyed by start of second big trial

LONDON, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Scientists announced the launch of another large HIV vaccine efficacy study on Thursday, fuelling hopes for a protective shot against the virus that causes AIDS, despite past disappointments.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Is North Korea’s Nuclear Test a Sign of Hope?

With his nuclear ambitions apparently realized, Kim Jong-un may now be willing to negotiate.

Courts and the Judiciary nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Conservatives Should Oppose Expanding the Federal Courts

A proposal to create hundreds of new judgeships to undo President Barack Obama’s judicial legacy is wrongheaded and based on false assumptions.

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Egyptian presidential hopeful says barred from travel from UAE

DUBAI (Reuters) - Former Egyptian Prime Minister Ahmed Shafiq, who told Reuters on Wednesday he intended to run in the presidential election early next year, told pan-Arab TV channel Al Jazeera that the United Arab Emirates had barred him from traveling.

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This startup hopes you'll host a holiday party

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U.S. expands leniency for companies that disclose foreign bribery

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department will extend greater leniency to companies that voluntarily alert authorities when they learn employees have paid bribes to foreign officials.

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Norway police uncover 150 cases of sex assault in remote region

More than 150 cases of alleged sexual assault have been uncovered in a remote region in northern Norway, according to a police report published Tuesday.

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S&P, Dow open higher on tax bill hopes

(Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow opened higher on Wednesday, fueled by optimism following progress on U.S. tax legislation and hints of lighter regulation in the banking sector.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-S&P, Dow open higher on tax bill hopes

Nov 29 (Reuters) - The S&P and the Dow opened higher on Wednesday, fueled by optimism following progress on U.S. tax legislation and hints of lighter regulation in the banking sector.

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Casino-Ocado deal could push Carrefour into Amazon's arms

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Carrefour could be under pressure to do a deal with the likes of Amazon , after a deal between its French rival and a British online specialist threatened to leave it trailing behind in e-commerce.

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Tax bill hopes pull futures higher

(Reuters) - Wall Street indexes were set to climb at opening on Wednesday after progress on a U.S. tax bill and talk of deregulation in the banking sector pushed stocks to record levels.

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US STOCKS-Tax bill hopes pull futures higher

Nov 29 (Reuters) - Wall Street indexes were set to climb at opening on Wednesday after progress on a U.S. tax bill and talk of deregulation in the banking sector pushed stocks to record levels.

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Exclusive: Daimler rebuffs Geely offer to buy stake; Geely still hopeful of a deal - sources

HONG KONG/BEIJING (Reuters) - Daimler AG has turned down an offer from China's Geely to take a stake of up to 5 percent via a discounted share placement, as the German automaker has long been reluctant to see existing shareholdings diluted, sources with knowledge of the talks said.

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UPDATE 2-India's Jet, Air France-KLM expand ties in potential challenge to Etihad

* Potential challenge to Jet shareholder Etihad (Adds details, quotes, analyst comment)

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Sumo: Grand champion Harumafuji retires over assault incident

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumo grand champion Harumafuji announced he would retire on Wednesday to take responsibility for injuring a junior wrestler in an incident that has threatened to taint the image of Japan's national sport just as it was regaining popularity.

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Mexico ruling party hopeful attacks rival's 'hunger for power'

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - A newly unveiled presidential contender for Mexico's ruling party attacked his main leftist rival on Tuesday, accusing him of being obsessed by power, afraid of debate and unable to tackle corruption when he held public office.

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Sumo: Grand champion Harumafuji to retire over assault incident

TOKYO (Reuters) - Grand champion Harumafuji has informed Japan's sumo association of his intention to retire, an association spokesman said on Wednesday, after his assault of a junior wrestler tainted the image of the national sport just as it was regaining popularity.

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BRIEF-Accenture Says Expanding Amazon Web Services Capabilities To Help Enterprises Better Leverage Cloud To Increase Operational Efficiency​

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Sumo: Grand champion Harumafuji to retire over assault incident - media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumo grand champion Harumafuji will retire from the ring following his assault against a junior wrestler, an incident that has tainted the image of Japan's national sport just as it was regaining popularity, media reported on Wednesday.

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About New York: Pushing New Yorkers Beyond the End of the Line

Transit has been a boon for real estate, but a bust for riders who can’t afford rising rents near subways, and must endure hourslong commutes to work.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall St, dollar up on U.S. policy hopes; sterling swings

* Wall Street hits fresh records despite N. Korea missile nerves

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Woods hopes to be a winner in another comeback

(Reuters) - Tiger Woods makes another return to competitive golf this week and despite 10 months on the sidelines recovering from a fourth back surgery, the 14-time major winner's goal remains the same -- to win.

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RBC Investor & Treasury Services expands product management team

(Reuters) - RBC Investor & Treasury Services, a unit of Royal Bank of Canada, appointed Annette Niebuhr as managing director, network management within its product management team.

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Activists say Poland breaches EU laws on logging in ancient forest

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland has repeatedly breached a European Union court ruling banning logging in the Bialowieza forest, a UNESCO World Heritage site, environmentalists said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-CarMax Expands Commercial Relationship With RepairPal

* CARMAX SAYS ‍IS EXPANDING ITS COMMERCIAL RELATIONSHIP WITH REPAIRPAL, A PROVIDER OF AUTO SERVICE AND REPAIR VIA A NETWORK OF REPAIRPAL CERTIFIED SHOPS​

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

She Accused a Moroccan Pop Star of Rape. Online, She Was Vilified.

A young Frenchwoman has made an internet plea to clear her name and counter threats, opening a debate about sexual assault in the Arab world.

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Text-message ‘blast’ can expand access to surgical services

(Reuters Health) - Dozens of patients in Zimbabwe undergoing cleft lip and palate surgery had first learned about the opportunity from an SMS text to their phones, a small study found.

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Trump plumps for tax bill, analysts say it expands deficit

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump summoned Senate Republican tax-writers to the White House on Monday to urge passage of a sweeping tax bill that congressional fiscal analysts said separately would balloon the federal budget deficit by $1.4 trillion over a decade.

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Israel pushes on with law seen protecting PM under criminal probe

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - The Israeli parliament voted on Monday in favor of a draft law barring police from publicizing its conclusions in criminal probes -- legislation seen as shielding Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who is under investigation for corruption.

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U.S. top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court dealt a setback on Monday to gun rights proponents including the National Rifle Association, refusing to hear a challenge to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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Williams hope Kubica can tick all the right boxes

LONDON (Reuters) - Williams are hoping Robert Kubica ticks all the right boxes in Abu Dhabi testing this week as the Pole moves closer to an astonishing Formula One comeback with the former world champions.

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Top court spurns challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which has avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

Theater nytimes.com

Critic’s Notebook: Why Plays About Sexual Assault Are Too Murky for Our Own Good

He-said, she-said ambiguities are certainly dramatic. But they also ignore hard truths that we need to hear right now.

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Facebook to expand artificial intelligence to help prevent suicide

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Facebook Inc will expand its pattern recognition software to other countries after successful tests in the U.S. to detect users with suicidal intent, the world's largest social media network said on Monday.

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Top court rejects challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which has avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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U.S. top court rejects challenge to Maryland assault weapons ban

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court, which had avoided major gun cases for seven years, on Monday declined to hear a challenge backed by the National Rifle Association to Maryland's 2013 state ban on assault weapons enacted after a Connecticut school massacre.

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Branson says he does not recall alleged sexual assault

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UPDATE 1-Kazakhstan hopes for Karachaganak gas field deal by year-end

ASTANA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan hopes to settle a dispute with global energy companies developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field in the coming weeks, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev told reporters on Monday.

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Kazakhstan hopes for Karachaganak deal by year-end

ASTANA, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Kazakhstan hopes to settle a dispute with global energy majors developing the Karachaganak gas condensate field in the coming weeks, Energy Minister Kanat Bozumbayev told reporters on Monday.

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AstraZeneca steps up China push with new drug joint venture

LONDON (Reuters) - Drugmaker AstraZeneca plans to turbo-charge its already substantial Chinese business through a new drug development joint venture with a state-backed private equity fund.

Philanthropy nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Congress’ Assault on Charities

Proposals being considered would make it hard for these important organizations to do their work.

cnn.com

Hope Hicks: A witness to Trump's rise

It took Hope Hicks seven years to go from college graduate to White House communications director.

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What to watch: Trump's final tax reform push

Trump's tax reform push, court changes, the CFPB controversy, sex harassment conversations on the Hill, and CHIP's future--it's all on Inside Politics.

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Syrian government push for Damascus rebel enclave kills at least 23

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An intensifying push by the Syrian government and allied forces to take the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus killed at least 23 people on Sunday and injured many, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Syrian government push for Damascus rebel enclave kills at least 19

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An intensifying push by the Syrian government and allied forces to take the last major rebel stronghold near the capital Damascus killed at least 19 people on Sunday and injured many, the Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said.

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Argentina faces 'hope and hopelessness' in submarine search

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - No sign of the Argentine submarine lost in the South Atlantic since Nov. 15 has been found despite a massive international search effort, while families of the 44 crew members face the increasing likelihood that their loved ones will never return.

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India’s Gay Rights Activists Seize Momentum After Landmark Ruling

A Supreme Court decision that citizens have a constitutional right to privacy is seen as a crucial advance in the fight against a law criminalizing sex between men.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Diplomats Sound the Alarm as They Are Pushed Out in Droves

A State Department exodus marks a new stage in the broken and increasingly contentious relationship between Rex W. Tillerson and much of his work force.

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Hope fades after 9 days of searching for Argentine submarine

BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - Families of the 44 crew members of a missing Argentine submarine gave up hope and went home on Friday after days of waiting at the sub's Mar del Plata naval base, saddened and angered by evidence that the vessel may have exploded.

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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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Belgium's Davis Cup hopes boosted as Goffin shines

LILLE, France (Reuters) - Belgium's chances of claiming a maiden Davis Cup title against hosts France remained intact after Friday's opening singles, in which David Goffin made a huge impression, were tied 1-1.

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Portugal's Sonae to expand cybersecurity business with deals

LISBON (Reuters) - Portugal's retail-focused conglomerate Sonae plans to buy more cybersecurity firms as it builds a portfolio in Portugal, Spain, the United States and Germany, a company official said.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Opinion: When Sexual Assault Victims Are Charged With Lying

Across the country, police have prosecuted women for false reports that turned out to be true.

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France's Le Drian says China is 'well placed to push' North Korea to talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has leverage to persuade North Korea to go back to talks over its nuclear ambitions, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday, after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

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Hope fades as search for Argentine submarine enters ninth day

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina (Reuters) - Hopes diminished that the 44 crew members on a Argentine submarine missing for nine days would be found alive after evidence pointed to the possibility that it had exploded and because it only had a seven-day supply of oxygen.

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Nikkei recoups losses on hopes BOJ will buy more ETFs, Mitsubishi Materials dives

TOKYO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei recouped early losses and ended slightly higher on Friday as expectations that the Bank Of Japan would buy more exchange-traded funds offset drops in automakers.

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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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METALS-Weaker dollar pushes copper to fifth day of gains

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates with closing prices)

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Merkel ally calls Russia's new Syrian peace push "height of cynicism"

BERLIN (Reuters) - A top member of Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Thursday dismissed Russian President Vladimir Putin's push to host a new Syrian peace process with the backing of Iran and Turkey, calling it "the height of cynicism."

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METALS-Weaker dollar pushes copper towards fifth day of gains

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates prices, recasts, adds comment)

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

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

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METALS-China doubts push copper towards first fall in five days

* LME/ShFE arb: http://bit.ly/2wZSAEz (Updates throughout, moves dateline from Beijing)

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EMERGING MARKETS-China tumble pushes emerging stocks lower, lira firms

LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - A tumble in Chinese and Hong Kong shares after recent surges pushed emerging equities lower on Thursday, though Turkey's lira firmed for a second day against the weak dollar, helped partly by comments from an adviser to the Turkish president.

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Casey's Ryder Cup hopes receive EurAsia boost

(Reuters) - European Team captain Thomas Bjorn tapped into Paul Casey's vast match play experience on Thursday in naming the Englishman as one of his two wildcard selections for January's EurAsia Cup against hosts Asia.

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As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset

MOSCOW (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year's tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

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UPDATE 2-Brazil pushes back decision on Bayer-Monsanto tie-up

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazilian antitrust agency Cade on Wednesday extended its deadline to review the takeover of Monsanto Co by Bayer AG by 90 days to late March, potentially spoiling plans to wrap up the $66 billion tie-up by the end of the year.

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Sub crew's families 'should not lose hope'

The bad news: A missing Argentine submarine could be running low on air Wednesday. The good news: The weather is optimal for the multinational search, and if the sub is anywhere near its last known location, it likely hasn't sunk to its "crush depth."

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Putin wins backing from Iran, Turkey for new Syria peace push

SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin won the backing of Turkey and Iran on Wednesday to host a Syrian peace congress, taking the central role in a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war all but won by Moscow's ally, President Bashar al-Assad.

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Putin hosts Iran, Turkey leaders in major new Syria diplomacy push

SOCHI, Russia/RIYADH (Reuters) - Russia's Vladimir Putin hosted the presidents of Turkey and Iran to discuss Syria on Wednesday, launching a major diplomatic push to finally end a civil war that has been all but won by the government of President Bashar al-Assad.

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BRIEF-Anaconda Mining Inc expands the Argyle discovery

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China says hopes South Korea continues to appropriately handle THAAD issue

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told his South Korean counterpart Kang Kyung-wha on Wednesday that Beijing hopes Seoul continues to appropriately handle their dispute over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, state media said.

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Japan's first solar auction pushes prices down by nearly a quarter

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan's first auction for contracts to provide solar electricity pushed prices down by nearly a quarter from a previous system, but the cheapest bid was still more than eight times a record-low achieved recently in overseas markets, government data shows.

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Late charge pushes Lakers past Bulls

(The Sports Xchange) - Kentavious Caldwell-Pope scored 11 of his 21 points in the closing minutes as the Los Angeles Lakers rallied from a 19-point, second-half deficit to defeat the Chicago Bulls 103-94 on Tuesday at Staples Center.

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NAFTA talks hit wall as Mexico, Canada push back on U.S. demands

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The United States, Mexico and Canada failed to resolve any major differences in a fifth round of talks to rework the NAFTA trade deal, drawing a swift complaint from the Trump administration on Tuesday that the lack of progress could doom the process.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Bumped From Home to Home, Then ‘Pushed’ Into College

Mariama Toe became “a master of packing my stuff” in her youth, which included a stint in foster care. But the support of a mother figure has emboldened her to go to college.

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Death of Border Patrol agent in Texas may have been assault: FBI

AUSTIN, Texas (Reuters) - A U.S. Border Patrol agent who died while patrolling a remote part of West Texas may have been assaulted, the Federal Bureau of Investigation said on Tuesday in a case that prompted U.S. President Donald Trump to renew his call for a border wall.

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Justice Department pushes Harvard on admissions policies

BOSTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

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UPDATE 1-Justice Department pushes Harvard on admissions policies

BOSTON, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has threatened to sue Harvard University to force it to turn over documents as it investigates whether the Ivy League school's admission policies violate civil rights laws.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Assad and Putin Meet, as Russia Pushes Endgame for Syrian War

Russian officials have said they want the Syrian leader’s support for political reform, but doubts remain about how much Moscow was willing or able to push.

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BRIEF-Janssen seeks expanded use of Darzalex from EMA

* Says submission of type II variation application to European Medicines Agency, for immunotherapy Darzalex​​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Restoring North Korea to Terrorism Blacklist Dims Hopes for Talks

Analysts say the North may use the American move as an excuse for more weapons tests.

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Myanmar hopes for deal with Bangladesh on Rohingya refugees: Suu Kyi

NAYPYITAW (Reuters) - Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi said on Tuesday she hopes talks with Bangladesh this week will result in a memorandum of understanding on the "safe return" of Rohingya Muslims who fled to Bangladesh in the past three months.

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BRIEF-‍Hope Well enters into letter of intent for qualifying transaction​

* ‍hope Well enters into letter of intent for qualifying transaction​

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Obama 'Hope' poster creator reflects on politics in the age of Trump

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BRIEF-‍Janssen-Cilag says European Commission approves expanded use of Zytiga

* ‍Janssen-Cilag - European Commission has granted approval to broaden existing marketing authorisation for Zytiga plus prednisone / prednisolone​

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BRIEF-Geron says first patient dosed in expanded part 1 of imerge clinical trial in myelodysplastic syndromes

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BRIEF-BonTerra completes all-season exploration camp to support expanding resource development program at Gladiator gold project

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Retro Report: Questioning Evolution: The Push to Change Science Class

Legislation and lawsuits that reject scientific consensus on issues like evolution and climate change are changing the way science is taught in some schools.

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Klobuchar takes sponsorship of Franken's sexual assault bill

Sen. Amy Klobuchar has taken over the sponsorship of a bill championed by fellow Minnesota Democratic Sen. Al Franken that aims to help survivors of sexual assault.

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Saudi Arabia and Arab allies push for unity against Iran, Hezbollah meddling

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers criticized Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah at an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday, calling for a united front to counter Iranian interference.

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The Senator says she does not believe Roy Moore's denials of sexual abuse and hopes Alabama voters don't elect him

Maine Republican Sen. Susan Collins said on Sunday that she does not believe Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore's denials of the sexual allegations against him and hopes the state's voters do not send him to Washington.

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Collins: I hope Moore doesn't win

Sen. Susan Collins (R-ME) tells CNN's Jake Tapper she believes the allegations against Judge Roy Moore are "credible," and that she does not want him in the Senate.

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

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

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Satellite signals give hope to search for missing Argentine submarine

MAR DEL PLATA, Argentina/BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) - A search and rescue operation for an Argentine navy submarine missing in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members aboard reached its third day on Sunday, after failed satellite calls likely from the vessel raised hopes the crew are alive.

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General: I'd push back against 'illegal' nuclear strike order

The top US nuclear commander said Saturday he would push back against an order from President Donald Trump for a nuclear strike if it were "illegal."

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

Trump Stirs Sexual Misconduct Debate

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

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Egyptian activists detained by court for protesting Red Sea islands transfer

ALEXANDRIA, EGYPT (Reuters) - A court in Alexandria has ordered the detention of leading rights activist Mahienour el-Massry over charges of illegally protesting in June against the Egyptian government's decision to transfer two Red Sea islands to Saudi Arabia.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

News Analysis: When the Right Pushes Fake Jews

“Bernie Bernstein” makes a robocall in deep-red Alabama.

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German parties regroup for last-ditch coalition push

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's would-be coalition partners met on Saturday for a last-ditch round of weekend talks aimed at finding common ground in the divisive fields of climate and migration policy, in the hope of staving off a possible early election.