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Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers kill 12, injure 48 in attack on Nigerian city of Maiduguri: government aid agency

MAIDUGURI, Nigeria (Reuters) - Suspected Boko Haram suicide bombers killed 12 people and injured 48 others in an attack on Wednesday on the northeastern Nigerian city of Maiduguri, officials from the State Emergency Management Agency for Borno said.

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Republicans eye another short-term bill to fund government

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The White House dispatched chief of staff John Kelly to meet with Hispanic members of Congress on Wednesday to ease tensions over an immigration issue threatening to derail efforts on a funding bill to avert a partial government shutdown.

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BofA takes one-time tax hit, vows longer term boost

(Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's quarterly profit nearly halved due to tax-related charges, though net income excluding that hit topped estimates and management promised the new U.S. tax system would eventually benefit shareholders.

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UPDATE 3-BofA takes one-time tax hit, vows longer term boost

Jan 17 (Reuters) - Bank of America Corp's quarterly profit nearly halved due to tax-related charges, though net income excluding that hit topped estimates and management promised the new U.S. tax system would eventually benefit shareholders.

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Are there enough House Republicans to keep the government open?

Republican leaders are full speed ahead on a short-term funding bill -- now they just need the votes for it.

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Czech government agrees to resign after losing confidence vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis agreed to resign on Wednesday after the minority cabinet lost a confidence vote a day earlier.

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Interserve says keeping UK government updated on progress of discussions with lenders

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - British construction and services firm Interserve said it was keeping government up-to-date on discussions with lenders on longer-term funding.

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Czech government approves resignation after losing confidence vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - The Czech government led by Prime Minister Andrej Babis approved its resignation on Wednesday, a spokeswoman said, a compulsory move after the minority cabinet lost a confidence vote on Tuesday.

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British government monitoring Interserve after Carillion collapse - FT

LONDON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - British ministers are "very worried" about contractor Interserve and have set up a team of officials to monitor the company, following the collapse of competitor Carillion, the Financial Times reported on Wednesday.

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Taipei rocked by 5.7-magnitude earthquake: government

TAIPEI (Reuters) - A 5.7-magnitude earthquake rocked parts of Taipei on Wednesday afternoon, according to the government, with several witnesses reporting a slight rocking of buildings in downtown Taipei.

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Japan government tells public broadcaster not to repeat false missile alert

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North's missile and nuclear programs.

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House GOPers prepare to go it alone on government funding stopgap measure

The House Freedom Caucus isn't making it easy for Republican leaders to keep the government funded.

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REFILE-U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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Mueller probe would continue during a government shutdown

The special counsel investigation led by former FBI Director Robert Mueller would be able to continue, even if the federal government shuts down over an impasse on the budget.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken: Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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U.S. faces oversupply of antibiotic-free chicken -Sanderson Farms

CHICAGO, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Supplies of chicken raised without antibiotics are outstripping demand, a major U.S. poultry producer said on Tuesday, a sign of overproduction that could eat into processors' profits.

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U.S. government shutdown looms amid immigration battle

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.

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BRIEF-Delphi Revenue Growth Expected To Accelerate Long-Term

* REVENUE GROWTH EXPECTED TO ACCELERATE LONG-TERM - CEO AT DEUTSCHE BANK CONF‍​

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Pentagon Suggests Countering Devastating Cyberattacks With Nuclear Arms

President Trump has not yet approved a draft strategy that would expand “extreme circumstances” for nuclear retaliation to include a crippling cyberattack.

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Don't hold government funding hostage over DACA deal, McConnell says

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell addressed the government shutdown threat on the Senate floor Tuesday by pushing for a longer negotiating period on the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program.

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Longer breastfeeding tied to lower diabetes risk for mothers

(Reuters Health) - Mothers who nurse their babies now have another reason to continue as long as they can: longer periods of breastfeeding are associated with a lower risk of diabetes even decades later, a U.S. study suggests.

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U.S. government shutdown looms amid harsh immigration exchange

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Partisan finger-pointing over immigration policy on Tuesday left the U.S. Congress and the White House stumbling closer to a possible federal government shutdown by the end of the week, although Wall Street held out hopes for a deal to prevent that.

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Bitcoin, other cryptocurrencies tumble on government crackdown worries

LONDON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin slid as much as 18 percent on Tuesday to a four-week low, as worries about a regulatory crackdown on the market spread after reports suggested it was still possible that South Korea could ban trading in cryptocurrencies.

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1,463-foot long bridge collapses, kills 10

A bridge under construction near Bogota, Colombia, partially collapsed, killing at least 10 people.

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BRIEF-Long Blockchain Enters Letter-Of-Intent With Stater Blockchain

* LONG BLOCKCHAIN CORP. ENTERS INTO LETTER-OF-INTENT WITH STATER BLOCKCHAIN, UK-BASED BUSINESS THAT IS BUILDING BLOCKCHAIN SOLUTIONS FOR THE GLOBAL FINANCIAL MARKETS

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BRIEF-Cambrex & Astrazeneca Hold Ceremony To Mark Long-Term Supply Agreement At Karlskoga, Sweden Facility

* CAMBREX & ASTRAZENECA HOLD CEREMONY TO MARK LONG-TERM SUPPLY AGREEMENT AT KARLSKOGA, SWEDEN FACILITY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Government Shutdown, California, Dolores O’Riordan: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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BRIEF-Daqo New Energy Appoints Longgen Zhang As CEO

* DAQO NEW ENERGY APPOINTS LONGGEN ZHANG AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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Interview: No Longer Writing, Philip Roth Still Has Plenty to Say

In an exclusive interview, the (former) novelist shares his thoughts on Trump, #MeToo and retirement.

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Czech PM ready to face allegations as he fights for minority government

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis on Tuesday requested that lawmakers lift his parliamentary immunity so he can face allegations of fraud as he fights to win support for a minority government.

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China's economy set to slow to 6.5 percent in 2018 as government turns off cheap money: Reuters poll

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's economy is expected to cool this year as a government-led crackdown on debt risks and factory pollution drag on overall activity, a Reuters poll showed on Tuesday.

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Foreign governments, candidates, trade groups spent at Trump properties: report

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Sixty-four trade groups, foreign governments, Republican candidates and others stayed at or held events at properties linked to U.S. President Donald Trump during Trump's first year in office, a political watchdog group said in a report released on Tuesday.

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Collapse of U.K. Construction Giant Rattles the Government

The contractor, Carillion, worked hand in glove with the government, raising questions about the outsourcing of public services to private companies.

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UPDATE 1-UK government questioned over Carillion contracts after profit warnings

* Government defends handling of the company (Adds opposition party, government commments)

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Construction firm with 43,000 employees and a lot of government contracts goes under

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Iran jetliner deal could take longer to complete, Airbus says

* Trump warns of "disastrous flaws" in 2015 Iran nuclear deal

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Norway to ban fur farms as fox, mink go out of fashion

OSLO (Reuters) - A plan by Norway's government to phase out fur farms by 2025 dismayed producers and delighted animal rights activists on Monday as a sign that fur is out of fashion even in a nation that was once the world's top producer of fox pelts.

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UK government seeks to limit damage after Carillion collapses

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Carillion collapsed on Monday after its banks lost faith in the construction and services company, forcing the government to step in to guarantee major public works contracts.

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UPDATE 1-British government will hold emergency meeting on Carillion, says minister

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The British government will hold a meeting of its COBRA emergency response committee on Monday to discuss Carillion's collapse, defence minister Gavin Williamson said.

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UK government questioned over Carillion contracts after profit warnings

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Britain's government is under pressure to explain why ministers awarded construction company Carillion 1.3 billion pounds ($1.8 billion) of new contracts after it was known to be in financial difficulty.

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UPDATE 4-UK government seeks to limit damage after Carillion collapses

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

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Golf: James starts another long drive to success

(Reuters) - Dustin Johnson and Rory McIlroy have the potential to compete in long drive competitions, but would have to focus exclusively on the discipline for a year or so to be competitive, according to world champion Justin James.

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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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Saudi Arabia begins screening films after decades-long ban lifted

JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia began screening feature-length animated children's films this weekend in a makeshift theater, after a 35-year-old ban on cinemas was lifted in the...

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Suicide attack in Baghdad kills at least 25, wounds 63, government says

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - At least 25 people were killed and 63 wounded in a twin suicide bombing in central Baghdad on Monday, the Iraqi health ministry said on its Facebook page.

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Reports: Iran releases 440 anti-government protesters

Iran has released more than 400 people detained in anti-government protests that broke out across the country in late December, state-run media reports.

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Poland's government reshuffle boosts support for ruling party

WARSAW (Reuters) - Public support for Poland's ruling conservatives has risen while backing for the biggest opposition party fell as a recent government reshuffle helped ease voters' dissatisfaction with Warsaw's clashes with the EU, an opinion poll showed.

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FCC says government officials must work to prevent false alerts

(Reuters) - The chairman of the U.S. Federal Communications Commission said on Sunday that Hawaii apparently did not have adequate safeguards in place to prevent a false emergency alert and that government officials must work to prevent future incidents.

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UPDATE 2-Carillion holds survival talks under close UK government watch

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Carillion held further emergency funding talks on Sunday as the British government said it hoped that the struggling construction and services company's partners will find the cash it needs to stay in business.

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Norway's Lofoten region to remain off-limits to oil firms: government

MOSS, Norway (Reuters) - Norway's Arctic region of Lofoten, Vesteraalen and Senja will remain off-limits to oil exploration at least until the next election for parliament, which is due in 2021, the government said on Sunday.

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Lactalis offers salmonella compensation, French government says probe continues

PARIS (Reuters) - France welcomed dairy group Lactalis' pledge to compensate victims of a Salmonella contamination in its baby milk on Sunday, but said a judicial investigation to determine who was responsible would continue.

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UPDATE 1-UK government keeping close eye on troubled Carillion

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's government is keeping a close eye on services company Carillion and ministers hope its partners will find the working capital to ensure it remains a going concern, the chairman of the governing Conservatives said on Sunday.

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UPDATE 1-Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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UK government keeping close eye on services company Carillion - Conservative chairman

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's government is keeping a close eye on building and services company Carillion and ministers hope its partners will find the working capital to ensure it remains a "going concern", the chairman of the governing Conservatives said on Sunday.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government: sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Saudi Prince Alwaleed in settlement talks with government -sources

DUBAI/JEDDAH, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's billionaire Prince Alwaleed bin Talal, detained for over two months in an anti-corruption crackdown, is negotiating a possible settlement with authorities but so far has not agreed on terms, a senior Saudi official said.

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Venezuela government, opposition conclude talks without agreement

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders concluded a round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday, failing to reach a deal to address the country's political and economic crisis.

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Thousands protest against Austrian government's shift to the right

VIENNA/ZURICH (Reuters) - Protesters took to the streets of Vienna on Saturday and called for members of the Austria's new right wing government to be boycotted by the rest of Europe.

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Chile government guarantees Pope's safety despite church attacks

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Pope Francis will not be at risk during his trip to Chile this week, despite a series of attacks at Catholic churches in the capital city of Santiago, Interior Minister Mario Fernandez said on local radio station BioBio on Saturday.

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‘Frost Boy’ in China Warms Up the Internet, and Stirs Poverty Debate

A widely shared photograph of an 8-year-old who had icicles in his hair after a 2.8-mile trek to school has become a symbol of the plight of poor rural children.

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Tennis: Wawrinka feared for career during long layoff

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Stan Wawrinka feared his debilitating knee injury might be the end of a glittering tennis career boasting three grand slam titles and said he had only been cleared to play the Australian Open two days before the tournament.

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For Brooklyn Rape Victim, a Long-Awaited Apology From Police

Physically attacked and vilified in print in 1994, the now 51-year-old victim calls the #MeToo movement an ongoing reality

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Canadian Whisky’s Long-Awaited Comeback

Interest in all kinds of whiskeys has spurred a new wave of distilleries, and a renewed respect for a distinctive spirit.

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Venezuela government, opposition resume talks in Dominican Republic

SANTO DOMINGO (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition leaders resumed talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday, seeking to reach an agreement to ease a deep political and economic crisis in the OPEC country.

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US ambassador resigns, says he can no longer work with Trump

The US ambassador to Panama has resigned over differences with the Trump administration.

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Merkel Takes Step Toward New Government for Germany

In marathon talks, the chancellor and the leaders of the other two main establishment parties settled the outlines of a renewed grand coalition.

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Dutch government won't decide on cuts at Groningen until March - report

AMSTERDAM, Jan 12 (Reuters) - The Dutch government will not make public any new decision on production at the Groningen gas field until March at the earliest, newspaper Algemeen Dagblad reported on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Lukoil CEO says prolonged $70 oil should trigger move to exit OPEC+ cuts

MOSCOW, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Lukoil CEO Vagit Alekperov said on Friday Russia should start exiting a global oil output cut deal if crude prices remain at $70 per barrel for more than six months.

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Merkel strikes deal with social democrats, opening way to new German government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel struck a deal with Social Democrat (SPD) rivals on Friday to open government coalition talks, easing months of uncertainty that has undermined Germany's global role and raised questions about her political future.

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Norway's Liberals to join government: public broadcaster NRK

OSLO (Reuters) - Norway's Conservative-led government has agreed to include the small centrist Liberal Party in the cabinet, public broadcaster NRK reported on Friday.

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Long night for hundreds of passengers on Japan train trapped by snow

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers spent a cramped and uncomfortable night and much of Friday morning stuck on a crowded train trapped by heavy snow at a railroad crossing not far from a station in northern Japan, an official said.

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Canada lynx no longer threatened by extinction: U.S. wildlife agency

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The Canada lynx, a wild cat found in just a handful of mostly western U.S. states as well as Canada, no longer needs federal protection from extinction in the Lower 48 states, U.S. wildlife officials said on Thursday, sparking an outcry from conservationists.

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Korea talks ease war fears in Washington, but for how long?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Talks between North and South Korea ahead of next month's Winter Olympics have eased fears of war over Pyongyang's development of nuclear missiles capable of hitting the United States - at least for now.

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New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on Friday.

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Motorcycle gunmen kill pro-government legislator in Venezuela

CARACAS (Reuters) - A pro-government member of Venezuela's controversial legislative superbody was shot and killed in the west of the country by two assailants riding a motorcycle, authorities said on Thursday.

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Trump Alarms Lawmakers With Disparaging Words for Haiti and Africa

President Trump demanded to know at a White House meeting why he should accept immigrants from Haiti and African countries rather than people from places like Norway.

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BRIEF-Wabco Enters Into New Long-Term Agreement With A Global Manufacturer Of Trucks And Buses To Supply Automated Manual Transmission Valve Technology

* WABCO ENTERS INTO NEW LONG-TERM AGREEMENT WITH A MAJOR GLOBAL MANUFACTURER OF TRUCKS AND BUSES FOR SUPPLY OF AUTOMATED MANUAL TRANSMISSION VALVE TECHNOLOGY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Kremlin: U.S. report accusing Russia of election meddling harms relations

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin on Thursday described a report published by Democratic U.S. lawmakers accusing Russia of election meddling as damaging for bilateral relations, as well as for the United States itself.

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Taiwan plans to invest in advanced arms as China flexes its muscles

TAIPEI/HONG KONG, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Taiwan's ruling party plans to use a long-term increase in defence spending to pursue advanced weapons systems, government officials say, in what is widely seen as growing determination to forge a stronger deterrent against a Chinese attack.

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Scotland prepares contingency Brexit laws in stand-off with London government

LONDON (Reuters) - The Scottish government said on Wednesday it was preparing legislation that would ensure legal continuity in Scotland after Brexit as a fallback option in case it fails to reach agreement with Prime Minister Theresa May on her exit plan.

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Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second largest city

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of a rival elite military unit before setting it on fire during an overnight clash, leaders of the faction that carried out the raid said on Wednesday.

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The government shutting down over DACA is a real possibility

Everything we thought we knew 24 hour ago on the talks regarding the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program may have just been scrambled. (And to be perfectly clear, clarity was not something that existed Tuesday, contrary to the positive sentiment post White House meeting.)

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Lobsters must be comfortably numb before cooking: Swiss government

ZURICH (Reuters) - Switzerland has banned the common culinary practice of throwing fresh lobsters into boiling water as part of an overhaul of its animal protection rules.

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Another Search Begins for Long-Missing Malaysian Airliner

A Houston-based company could be paid tens of millions of dollars if it finds Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, which vanished in 2014 with 239 people aboard.

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Soldiers loot arms, burn military base in Ivory Coast's second city

ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Soldiers in Ivory Coast's second largest city looted weapons from the base of an elite military unit overnight before setting it on fire, leaders of the faction said on Wednesday.

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The challenge of turning inter-Korean thaw into longer-term detente

SEOUL (Reuters) - A day of smiles and jokes at the first inter-Korean talks in two years quickly evaporated Tuesday night when the North's chief negotiator threatened to walk out after the South Korean side brought up Pyongyang's nuclear and missile programmes.

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BRIEF-Bob Evans Farms Inc Says Merger Proposal With Post Holdings Was Approved

* BOB EVANS FARMS INC SAYS MERGER PROPOSAL WITH POST HOLDINGS WAS APPROVED ON JAN 9, 2018 IN SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS -SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2DeMMJ1) Further company coverage:

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Tunisian Jewish school attacked as anti-government protests rage elsewhere

TUNIS (Reuters) - A Jewish school on a Tunisian island was attacked late on Tuesday as police battled violent unrest elsewhere in the country, arresting more than 200 people, witnesses and the interior ministry said.

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Hong Kong government adviser resigns over illegal ivory links

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong ivory trader fined this week for illegal possession of ivory resigned on Wednesday from a government advisory panel to protect endangered species, a potentially embarrassing blow for a city fighting to stamp out smuggling of ivory.

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Turkey says Russia, Iran must stop Syrian government violations

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Wednesday Russia and Iran need to fulfill their duties and prevent strikes by Syrian government forces in the country's Idlib province, saying the violations could not happen without their support.

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Trump’s Longtime Lawyer Sues BuzzFeed and the Firm Behind Russia Dossier

Saying “enough is enough,” Michael D. Cohen filed the defamation suit after denying for the past year that he played any part in a conspiracy to help elect President Trump.

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BRIEF-Breitbart News Decided To End Relationship With Stephen Bannon, He Will No Longer Host On Siriusxm

* SIRIUS XM HOLDINGS - BREITBART NEWS HAS DECIDED TO END RELATIONSHIP WITH STEPHEN BANNON, THEREFORE HE WILL NO LONGER HOST ON SIRIUSXM Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Cutting Into Afghan Patronage: A Struggle to Make Government Younger

President Ashraf Ghani is putting relatively young people into key government positions but has failed to create a political consensus for his changes.

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North Korea tells South it will not discuss nuclear arms in future talks

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said after its first talks with South Korea in more than two years that it would not discuss its nuclear weapons with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States, not its "brethren" in South Korea.

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What a government shutdown means for you

When there are partisan disagreements and Congress is divided on how to fund the government, the threat of a shutdown looms. Learn what one could mean for you.

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North Korea says it will not discuss nuclear arms in talks with South

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Tuesday it would not discuss its nuclear weapons in coming talks with Seoul because they were aimed only at the United States, not its "brethren" in South Korea.

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China's steel hub Tangshan ends pollution alert: local government

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's top steelmaking city of Tangshan on Tuesday put an end to emergency measures that were introduced to cope with heavy air pollution.

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Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger arms sales role - sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the U.S. weapons industry, going beyond the limited assistance they currently provide, officials said.

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Myanmar journalists ask government for details of Reuters reporters' case

YANGON (Reuters) - A group of Myanmar reporters asked the government on Monday for details about the arrest of two Reuters journalists last month, arguing that the case could have implications for the ability of journalists to do their jobs, two members of the group said.

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Government shutdown deadline looms

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Exclusive: Trump to call on Pentagon, diplomats to play bigger role on arms sales

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration is nearing completion of a new "Buy American" plan that calls for U.S. military attaches and diplomats to help drum up billions of dollars more in business overseas for the American weapons industry, going beyond the assistance they currently provide, U.S. officials said.

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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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Cornered Merkel upbeat as starts government talks with center-left

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was optimistic her conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) could agree to join forces as they embarked on five days of talks about reviving the 'grand coalition' that has governed Germany since 2013.

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Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday she was "optimistic" going into exploratory talks with the Social Democrats (SPD), whose leader Martin Schulz said his party would not draw any red lines at the start of discussions.

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Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s Petticoat Government

How long can this administration work around its president?

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Venezuela supermarkets besieged after government forces price cuts

CARACAS (Reuters) - Mobs of Venezuelans gathered outside some Caracas supermarkets on Saturday after President Nicolas Maduro's government forced shops to slash prices, the latest unrest in the country's food shortage crisis.

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Yukon Government Gives In to Liquor Industry on Warning Label Experiment

As part of a government-financed study, warning labels of the health risks of alcohol were put on liquor bottles to test their effectiveness. The industry was not happy.

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Back at It Again: German Leaders Try to Form a Government

Immigration, health care and European unity are among the sticking points as Chancellor Angela Merkel works to build a coalition.

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Halep warms up for Australian Open with Shenzhen tennis title win

(Reuters) - World number one Simona Halep continued her preparations for the Australian Open by lifting the Shenzhen Open title after a 6-1 2-6 6-0 victory over holder Katerina Siniakova on Saturday.

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Iran stages pro-government rallies, derides Trump 'blunder' at U.N.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Thousands of government supporters staged rallies in Iran for a fourth day on Saturday, in a backlash against widespread protests that the clerical establishment has blamed on the country's enemies.

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Newfound Pride in Guaraní, a Language Long Disdained in Paraguay

While the indigenous language is widely spoken across the country, its use is much more common in the streets than the halls of power. Now, officials are pushing to end its second-class status.

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Iran stages pro-government rallies, cleric urges punishment for protest leaders

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied across Iran on Friday, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and accusing arch-enemy the United States of instigating the biggest anti-government protests for nearly a decade, state TV reported.

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U.S. government, AT&T say pre-trial preparation progressing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Justice Department and AT&T Inc said on Friday that preparations have been smooth for a trial to decide if the wireless and pay TV giant may buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc .

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US government, AT&T say pre-trial preparation progressing

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Lawyers for the Justice Department and AT&T Inc said on Friday that preparations have been smooth for a trial to decide if the wireless and pay TV giant may buy movie and TV show maker Time Warner Inc .

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Iran stages pro-government rallies, cleric urges firm punishment for protest leaders

ANKARA (Reuters) - Tens of thousands of government supporters rallied across Iran on Friday, swearing allegiance to the clerical establishment and accusing arch enemy the United States of instigating the largest anti-government protests in nearly a decade, state TV reported.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa rules out forming coalition government

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Emmerson Mnangagwa ruled out forming a coalition government after visiting opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai on Friday.

Suicides and Suicide Attempts nytimes.com

Long Before Video, Japanese Fought Suicide in the ‘Sea of Trees’

The notorious Aokigahara Forest looms large for Japan, with its high national suicide rate, though patrols and other steps are helping lower the toll.

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World's longest glass bridge has terrifying sway

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BRIEF-Ultragenyx Announces Update To UX007 Development Program In Long-Chain Fatty Acid Oxidation Disorder Patients

* ULTRAGENYX ANNOUNCES UPDATE TO UX007 DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN LONG-CHAIN FATTY ACID OXIDATION DISORDER PATIENTS

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Austria's new government plans to cut child benefits abroad

SEGGAU, Austria (Reuters) - Austria's ruling coalition of conservatives and the far right plans to cut benefit payments for children living abroad, it said on Thursday, adding that it believes the move does not break European Union rules banning discrimination.

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Trump, Congress face a long to-do list in 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have set their sights on an infrastructure initiative and welfare reform as two of their top legislative priorities for 2018. Lawmakers also have must-pass budget bills and other unfinished business they need to tackle after the holiday break.

South Korea nytimes.com

Koreas End Longstanding Communications Freeze

North and South Korea have reopened a border hotline after nearly two years of radio silence.

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Factbox: Trump, Congress face a long to-do list in 2018

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress have set their sights on an infrastructure initiative and welfare reform as two of their top legislative priorities for 2018. Lawmakers also have must-pass budget bills and other unfinished business they need to tackle after the holiday break.

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Net shorts on U.S. longer-dated bonds hit 11-week low -JPMorgan

NEW YORK, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The margin of investors who said they had fewer longer-dated Treasuries than their benchmarks over those who held more than their benchmarks fell to an 11-week low, JPMorgan Chase & Co's latest client survey showed on Wednesday. Investors had ramped up holdings of longer-dated government debt at year-end following the most dramatic overhaul of the U.S. tax code in 30 years and on expectations that inflation would remain muted and the Federal Reserve would rais

Iran nytimes.com

Iran Stages Pro-Government Rallies After Days of Unrest

State television channels broadcast coverage of the demonstrations, apparently seeking to calm nerves after deadly protests against the government over the past six days.

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Iran stages pro-government rallies after sixth day of protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Thousands of Iranians took part in pro-government rallies in several cities on Wednesday in a state-sponsored show of force after six days of street unrest that has shaken the clerical leadership and left 21 people dead.

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China central bank can tell local governments to regulate bitcoin miners' power use: source

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank told a top-level government internet finance group that the monetary authority can tell local governments to regulate the power usage of bitcoin miners to gradually reduce the scale of their production, a source said.

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Pro-government supporters take to Iran's streets in counter-protest

Pro-government counter-protesters across Iran marched Wednesday "in solidarity with the regime," according to Iranian state media, in an attempt to neutralize what the country's leaders have identified as "foreign agitators."

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Iran holds pro-government rallies after sixth day of protests

LONDON (Reuters) - Pro-government rallies in several Iranian cities drew thousands of marchers on Wednesday, following six days of rare unrest that took the country's leaders off guard.

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U.S. judge orders government to release Iraqis or grant bond hearings

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. judge ordered the government on Tuesday to either release Iraqi immigrants it arrested last year or grant them bond hearings, in the latest judicial curb on the Trump administration's efforts to tighten U.S. immigration.

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BP sets $1.5 billion charge for U.S tax changes but sees long-term boost

LONDON (Reuters) - Oil giant BP will take a one-off $1.5 billion charge to adjust to new U.S. tax rules, but expects a long-term boost from the corporate-friendly tax rates, it said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 4-BP sets $1.5 bln charge for U.S tax changes but sees long-term boost

* Both firms see lower tax having positive impact (Adds Exxon, Chevron comment)

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Honduras murder rate fell by more than 25 percent in 2017: government

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduras' murder rate fell by more than a quarter in 2017 to 42.8 killings per 100,000 people, the security ministry said on Tuesday, attributing the decline to a government onslaught against drug traffickers and gangs.

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A seismic shift in government is coming, and here's who will drive it

Suits (Apparel) nytimes.com

Kim Jong-un Goes Dapper, Updating His Style Along With His Arsenal

The North Korean leader chose a silver-gray suit to deliver a message of conciliation to South Korea — and perhaps signal a reach toward modernity.

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Death toll rises in Iran amid anti-government protests

Two people were shot dead in demonstrations in Iran on Sunday evening, bringing the death toll to four in the biggest wave of unrest that the country has seen since 2009.

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At least 12 die in Costa Rica plane crash: government department

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday, killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said.

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At least 12 die in plane crash in Costa Rica - government department

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - A plane crashed in Costa Rica on Sunday killing at least 12 people, most of them foreign tourists, the country's security ministry said.

Merkel, Angela nytimes.com

Merkel’s Wishes for 2018: More Empathy and a New Government

In her New Year’s address, Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany promised to work swiftly on a new coalition, and to help heal rifts in society.

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Mitsubishi says on track to deliver long-delayed jets by 2020

NAGOYA, Japan (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd is on track to deliver its repeatedly delayed commercial jet by mid-2020, the head of its aircraft unit said, despite a risk of an order cancellation.

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Congo security forces accused of killing two during anti-government protests

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese security forces shot dead two men on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from office, Human Rights Watch said.

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Congo security forces shoot dead two men during anti-government demos: HRW

DAKAR (Reuters) - Congolese security forces shot dead two men in the capital Kinshasa on Sunday during protests against President Joseph Kabila's refusal to step down from office, Human Rights Watch said.

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Teargas and checkpoints as Congo tries to stop anti-government demos

KINSHASA (Reuters) - Congolese police and soldiers on Sunday set up checkpoints across the capital Kinshasa and fired teargas at opposition supporters who had gathered outside a church to protest against President Joseph Kabila.

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Merkel eyes social cohesion as she presses for new government

BERLIN (Reuters) - Conservative Chancellor Angela Merkel, under pressure after three months of failing to form a new ruling coalition, on Sunday vowed to address growing social divisions as she worked rapidly to build a stable German government.

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Congo orders internet and SMS cut ahead of anti-government demonstrations

GOMA, Democratic Republic of Congo (Reuters) - Democratic Republic of Congo's government on Saturday ordered telecommunications providers to cut internet and SMS services across the country ahead of planned anti-government demonstrations.

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Greek government applies for cancellation of asylum granted to Turkish soldier

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Greek government said on Saturday that it had filed a request for the cancellation of the asylum granted to a Turkish soldier accused of involvement in last year's coup attempt.

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Street protests hit Iran for third straight day as pro-government rallies held

DUBAI (Reuters) - Anti-government protests broke out in Iran for the third day running on Saturday as separate state-sponsored rallies were staged to mark the end of unrest that shook the country in 2009, according to Iranian news agencies and state media.

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Schaeuble does not rule out minority government for Germany

BERLIN (Reuters) - Former German Finance Minister Wolfgang Schaeuble on Saturday urged quick formation of a new government by Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and Social Democrats, but said he could not rule out a minority government if no deal is reached.

Tesla, Nikola nytimes.com

Tesla the Car Is a Household Name. Long Ago, So Was Nikola Tesla.

The star of a man once renowned as the prototype of a genius inventor has faded. But his reputation is having a revival, and his creations still resonate.

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Iran holds pro-government rallies as new protests break out

DUBAI (Reuters) - Annual nationwide pro-government rallies were held in Iran on Saturday to mark the end of unrest which shook the country in 2009, state media reported, while local news agency and social media reports said a third day of protests had begun.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Iran Holds Annual Pro-Government Rallies After Economic Protests

About 4,000 people took part in the annual demonstration to mark the end of protests surrounding disputed 2009 presidential elections.

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Trump applauds Iran's anti-government protest

President Trump tweeted about the recent protest in Iran and said the "Iranian govt should respect their people's rights". CNN's George Howell reports.

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Iran holds pro-government rallies after protests

DUBAI (Reuters) - Annual nationwide pro-government rallies were held in Iran on Saturday to mark the end of the unrest that shook the country in 2009, state media reported, a day after price protests turned political in a dozen cities.

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Yemen government says 32 killed in air strike, disputing U.N. toll

DUBAI (Reuters) - Officials in Yemen's mostly Saudi-based government said 32 civilians were killed in a Saudi-led coalition air strike on a market in the Taiz region earlier this week, disputing a U.N. death toll of 56.

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Riot police break up anti-government protest in western Iran

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian riot police dispersed protesters shouting anti-government slogans in the western city of Kermanshah on Friday, a day after similar protests in the country's northeast, the semi-official news agency Fars reported.

Yemen nytimes.com

Italian Bombs, Yemeni Deaths: Tracking the Global Arms Trade

We followed shipments of bombs from a holiday island in Italy to Saudi Arabia, then found those bombs at the scene of civilian deaths in Yemen. Is Italy capitalizing on a brutal conflict or just doing business?

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BRIEF-Ctrip's Invested Companies, Elong And Tongcheng Network, Announce Agreement To Merge

* CTRIP'S INVESTED COMPANIES, ELONG AND TONGCHENG NETWORK, ANNOUNCE AGREEMENT TO MERGE

Book World Inc nytimes.com

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

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U.S. government proposes easing offshore oil drilling safety regulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Interior Department on Thursday proposed eliminating some safety regulations for offshore oil and gas drilling that the Obama administration put in place after BP's massive Gulf of Mexico oil spill, a move it said would reduce "unnecessary burdens" on industry.

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New York to cross milestone in decades-long drop in murders

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York is on track to record fewer than 300 murders in 2017, a sharp drop from the previous year and a fresh milestone in a decades-long decline that began in the early 1990s, when the annual death toll in the city exceeded 2,000 people.

Writing and Writers nytimes.com

‘Spalding Gray,’ the Color? It’s a Long Story

How the monologuist inspired a best-selling paint. A dog is also involved.

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U.S., Turkey mutually lift visa restrictions, ending months-long row

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The United States and Turkey lifted all visa restrictions on Thursday after Washington said Ankara had kept to assurances no further U.S. mission staff would be targeted for performing official duties, following detention of two earlier this year.

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BRIEF-Bombardier To Provide 40 TRAXX Locomotives And Long-Term Fleet Maintenance To TX Logistik

* BOMBARDIER TO PROVIDE 40 TRAXX LOCOMOTIVES AND LONG-TERM FLEET MAINTENANCE TO TX LOGISTIK

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No proof Kaesong cash funded North Korea arms programs: South Korea expert panel

SEOUL (Reuters) - There was no evidence that North Korea had diverted wages paid to its workers by South Korean companies operating in a now-closed industrial park on their border to bankroll its weapons programs, an expert panel appointed by Seoul's Ministry of Unification said on Thursday.

Food Contamination and Poisoning nytimes.com

F.D.A. Leaves Tainted Foods on Shelves Too Long, Report Finds

The agency has the authority to force recalls of contaminated foods but is not adequately ensuring timely compliance, an inspector general’s report concludes.

cnn.com

Ex-White House lawyer: Rooney does not belong in Congress

Richard Painter, former White House ethics lawyer for President George W. Bush, slams Florida GOP Rep. Francis Rooney for his comments calling for a purge of the FBI.

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Coalition has no plans to target Islamic State in Syrian government-controlled areas

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Despite saying that the Syrian government is not doing enough to stop Islamic State militants from moving through its territory, the U.S.-led coalition fighting the group does not intend to target militants in those areas, a senior coalition official said on Wednesday.

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All tweets belong in the Library of Congress

On Tuesday, the Library of Congress announced it's going to stop archiving all tweets. Instead, it will only record a selection of them.

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Dutch court takes heat off government in air pollution fight

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Air pollution in the Netherlands is worse than European rules permit, but the government is doing enough to limit emissions, a Dutch court ruled on Wednesday, reversing a previous verdict in which it had criticized the government for inaction.

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China to let local government keep environment tax revenues

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will allow local government to keep all the environment tax revenues raised from polluting firms, the State Council said on Wednesday, in an attempt to encourage local authorities to enforce environmental protection measures.

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HNA is long-term investor in Deutsche Bank, HNA representative says

FRANKFURT, Dec 27 (Reuters) - HNA Group is a long-term investor in Deutsche Bank, the Chinese conglomerate's representative on the bank's board told a German newspaper.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

Years of Attack Leave Obamacare a More Government-Focused Health Law

Efforts by Republicans to chip away at the Affordable Care Act, culminating in the repeal of the individual mandate, have left behind a more government-focused health program.

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Families chased from Libyan town in 2011 can go home: government

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Libyan families displaced from a town ransacked after the toppling of Muammar Gaddafi in 2011 will be allowed to return home in February, the U.N.-backed government said on Tuesday after more than a year of negotiations.

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Leaving the house linked to longevity in older adults

(Reuters Health) - For older people, getting out of the house regularly may contribute to a longer life - and the effect is independent of medical problems or mobility issues, according to new research from Israel.

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BRIEF-Long Blockchain Enters Into Convertible Debt Facility

* LONG BLOCKCHAIN CORP. ENTERS INTO CONVERTIBLE DEBT FACILITY PROVIDED BY UK-BASED INVESTMENT FIRM

Nuclear Tests nytimes.com

North Korea Won’t Stop Its Arms Tests Anytime Soon, South Warns

Government and private analysts expect the North to bolster its nuclear and long-range missile capabilities in 2018 to gain leverage with Washington.

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Japan considers refitting helicopter carrier for stealth fighters: government sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering refitting the Izumo helicopter carrier so that it can land U.S. Marines F-35B stealth fighters, government sources said on Tuesday, as Tokyo faces China's maritime expansion and North Korea's missile and nuclear development.

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BRIEF-Wolong Electric Group To Acquire GE's Assets Related To Its Small Industrial Business

* SAYS IT PLANS TO ACQUIRE GE'S ASSETS RELATED TO ITS SMALL INDUSTRIAL BUSINESS FOR $142 MILLION

News and News Media nytimes.com

Using Billions in Government Cash, Mexico Controls News Media

Federal and state officials wield huge budgets for public advertising to dictate news coverage, routinely telling outlets what they should — and should not — report.

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Moscow: U.S. arms may spur use of force by Kiev in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous as it will encourage Kiev to use force in eastern Ukraine, Russian officials said on Saturday.

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Moscow: U.S. arms supply to provoke Kiev to use force in eastern Ukraine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The U.S. decision to supply weapons to Ukraine is dangerous as it will encourage Kiev to use force in eastern Ukraine, Russian officials said on Saturday.

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Moscow: U.S. arms supply to provoke Kiev to use force in Eastern Ukraine - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Washington's decision to supply armaments to Ukraine will provoke Kiev to use force in the conflict in Eastern Ukraine, Russia's RIA state news agency cited Deputy Foreign Minister Grigory Karasin as saying on Saturday.

cnn.com

US-backed Ukrainian government has long sought the arms in its fight against Russian-backed separatists

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Honduran opposition candidate Nasralla says "I no longer have anything to do in politics" after U.S. recognition of Hernandez victory

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Honduran opposition candidate Salvador Nasralla said his bid for the presidency was a "lost cause" on Friday after the United States recognized President Juan Orlando Hernandez as winner of the election.

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Trump signs tax, government spending bills into law

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans' massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown.

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UPDATE 3-Trump signs tax, government spending bills into law

WASHINGTON, Dec 22 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump signed Republicans' massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday, cementing the biggest legislative victory of his first year in office, and also approved a short-term spending bill that averts a possible government shutdown.

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Trump says he will sign tax, government spending bills on Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said he will sign Republicans' massive $1.5 trillion tax overhaul into law on Friday to cement the first major legislative win of his first year in office.

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Putin accuses U.S. of plotting to break landmark arms control pact

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday accused the United States of plotting to withdraw from the Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces treaty, which bans short and intermediate-range land-based nuclear and conventional missiles.

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BRIEF-‍21St Century Notify Extension of Regulatory Long Stop Date

* NOTIFIED SKY THAT REGULATORY LONG STOP DATE HAS BEEN EXTENDED TO AUG 15 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Warriors rolling along despite loss of key players

(Reuters) - The loss of one leading player to injury would be cause for panic for most NBA teams but the reigning champion Golden State Warriors have such impressive depth that they have cruised along despite missing a handful of regulars.

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Senate backs stop-gap bill to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a bill to fund the federal government through Jan. 19 and avert agency shutdowns as a Friday midnight deadline neared.

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Australia's digital agriculture dream stymied as government scrimps on broadband

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Gooda Creek Farm, located just outside Australia's capital city of Canberra, exemplifies the country's agricultural ambitions - a boutique producer that sells more than 2,000 kilograms a week of highly sought shiitake mushrooms to domestic and Asian consumers.

Shopping and Retail nytimes.com

Common Sense: Holiday Windows Brighten a Bleak Retail Scene, but How Long Will They Last?

Christmas windows at department stores still have allure, but much less so in the age of e-commerce and big box stores like Walmart.

cnn.com

Miss Iraq 'disappointed' in Iraqi government after selfie blowback

When Sarah Idan posted a selfie on Instagram with her new friend at the Miss Universe pageant, she certainly didn't expect to spark an international incident.

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Short-term government funding, disaster aid bills advance in House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday took a step toward averting a partial government shutdown at the end of this week, approving rules to debate a bill that would fund federal agencies through Jan. 19.

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Showdown in Congress to avoid government shutdown

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South Sudan government, rebel groups sign ceasefire

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebel groups signed a ceasefire on Thursday in the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war and allow humanitarian groups access to civilians caught in the fighting.

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South Sudan’s government, rebel groups sign ceasefire in latest bid to end four-year civil war

ADDIS ABABA (Reuters) - South Sudan's government and rebel groups signed a ceasefire on Thursday that also allows humanitarian groups unfettered access to civilians caught in the fighting, the latest attempt to end a four-year civil war.