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BRIEF-South African competition tribunal approves Maseve Mine sale transaction

* SOUTH AFRICAN COMPETITION TRIBUNAL APPROVES MASEVE MINE SALE TRANSACTION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Saudi Arabia shoots down Yemeni missile: Ekhbariya TV

(Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen’s armed Houthi group towards Saudi Arabia's southern Jizan region was shot down by Saudi forces on Tuesday, Saudi state TV Ekhbariya reported.

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BRIEF-One Stop Systems Inc Sees IPO Of 2.9 Million Shares Priced Between $6-$8/Shr

* ONE STOP SYSTEMS INC SEES IPO OF ABOUT 2.9 MILLION SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $6.00 AND $8.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2mKLbDx)

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U.S. top court rejects former New York lawmaker Silver's appeal

(Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected former New York state Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver's bid to avoid a retrial on corruption charges after his 2015 conviction was thrown out by a lower court.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

One Year After Women’s March, More Activism but Less Unity

Women’s March Inc., which organized the event in Washington, has encouraged more protests. But a new group is focused on winning elections, especially in red states.

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BRIEF-Roxgold expects ‍gold Production Between 110,000 And 120,000 Ounces In 2018​

* ROXGOLD EXCEEDS INCREASED 2017 PRODUCTION GUIDANCE AND PROVIDES 2018 OPERATIONAL OUTLOOK

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South Korea's speed skaters face tough competition on home ice

(Reuters) - Picking up medals on the fast ice of the Gangneung Oval at the Winter Olympics could be a tall order for South Korea's speed skaters, according to Dutchman Bob de Jong, who is assistant coach of the hosts' national team.

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Investors see few silver linings in Carillion collapse

LONDON (Reuters) - Investors struggled to find buying opportunities after the collapse of British construction and support services company Carillion on Monday, underscoring how risks have piled up for the whole industry.

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Saudi Arabia aims to prequalify firms by April or May for first nuclear plant

ABU DHABI, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia plans to prequalify for bidding firms from two or three countries by April or May for the first nuclear reactors it wants to build, a consultant for the government body working on the nuclear plans said on Monday.

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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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In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

A presidential vote will help decide whether the Czech Republic continues to be drawn east toward Russia and China or fully re-embraces the European Union.

Nuclear Weapons nytimes.com

The Interpreter: Hawaii False Alarm Hints at Thin Line Between Mishap and Nuclear War

Security experts called it a frightening warning of how a technical error could trigger an unintended conflict with North Korea.

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UPDATE 1-GM's new Chevy Silverado bids for more U.S. pickup profits

DETROIT, Jan 13 (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Saturday fired a new round in the battle for profits from one of the U.S. auto industry's most lucrative segments when it showed a new generation of its Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at Detroit's auto show.

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GM's new Chevy Silverado bids for more U.S. pickup profits

DETROIT (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Saturday will fire a new round in the battle for profits from one of the U.S. auto industry's most lucrative segments when it shows a new generation of its Chevrolet Silverado pickup truck at Detroit's auto show.

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Czechs pick between east-looking Zeman and pro-western challengers in presidential vote

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czechs wrap up voting on Saturday in the first round of a presidential election in which eight candidates are seeking to oust the incumbent Milos Zeman, whose inclination toward far-right groups and warm relations with Russia and China have split public opinion.

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New Vanguard CEO Buckley says indexing fosters competition

BOSTON (Reuters) - Vanguard Group Inc's vast scale helps it promote efficient markets, its new chief executive said on Friday, pushing back on concerns the growth of passive index funds could reduce...

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BRIEF-First Majestic Silver Announces Friendly Acquisition Of Primero Mining

* FIRST MAJESTIC SILVER ANNOUNCES FRIENDLY ACQUISITION OF PRIMERO MINING AND RESTRUCTURED STREAM WITH WHEATON PRECIOUS METALS

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Trump says messages between FBI employees were treasonous: WSJ

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said in an interview with the Wall Street Journal on Thursday that messages exchanged between employees at the Federal Bureau of Investigation who were working on a special counsel investigation into whether Russia had meddled in the 2016 election amounted to treason.

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BRIEF-Air Worldwide Estimates Insured Losses From Winter Storm Eleanor/Burglind Will Be Between EUR 1.1 Bln And EUR 1.6 Bln

* AIR WORLDWIDE ESTIMATES INSURED LOSSES FROM WINTER STORM ELEANOR/BURGLIND WILL BE BETWEEN EUR 1.1 BILLION AND EUR 1.6 BILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Claws are out in logo row between Puma and fashion designer Plein

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Sportswear firm Puma has won an injunction to stop fashion designer Philipp Plein from selling clothes in Germany bearing a tiger logo similar to its own leaping cat, Puma said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Silver Viper Minerals says Stephen Brohman to depart as CFO

* SILVER VIPER MINERALS- ‍AS A RESULT OF DEPARTURE OF STEPHEN BROHMAN, COMPANY'S CFO, IT HAS APPOINTED MELISSA MARTENSEN AS INTERIM CFO

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BRIEF-Softbank Group Reports Purchase Of 5.3 Million Shares Of Sprint Corp's Common Stock Between Jan 8-9

* SOFTBANK GROUP CORP REPORTS OPEN MARKET PURCHASE OF 5,348,176 SHARES OF SPRINT CORP'S COMMON STOCK BETWEEN JAN 8 AND JAN 9 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2FoJNyc)

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Trump: Collusion was between Democrats and Russia

President Donald Trump told reporters there is "collusion" between the Democrats and the Russians and said, "the witch hunt continues."

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Canada's competition watchdog settles with HarperCollins

TORONTO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - Publisher HarperCollins has agreed to donate C$150,000 ($120,000) in books as part of a settlement with a Canadian law enforcement agency over accusations it colluded with rival publishers and Apple Inc to set prices, the agency said on Tuesday.

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Severe obesity declining among low-income U.S. kids

(Reuters Health) - The proportion of poor kids receiving government food assistance who are severely obese has declined following benefits changes designed to encourage healthier purchases, a U.S. study suggests.

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No quick deal seen between Airbus and China on A380

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus has studied the possibility of selling China a stake in its flagship A380 superjumbo program in exchange for orders as it tries to shore up declining production, but no immediate deal is on the table, industry sources said.

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Exclusive: Bankers invited to Saudi Arabia to pitch for Aramco listing roles

LONDON/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Aramco has invited banks pitching for roles in its stock market listing, including Citi and Goldman Sachs, for meetings in the kingdom in the coming weeks to make their case, according to three banking sources familiar with the matter.

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BRIEF-Crocs Says Expects Q4 Revenue Between $195 Mln And $198 Mln

* - COMPANY CONTINUES TO EXPECT 2017 REVENUES TO BE DOWN LOW SINGLE DIGITS COMPARED TO $1.036 BILLION IN 2016

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BRIEF-NanoString Technologies cuts 30 jobs; sees FY 2017 revenue between $113 mln-$115 mln

* NANOSTRING TECHNOLOGIES SAYS ‍PRODUCT AND SERVICE REVENUE FOR FISCAL YEAR 2017 IS EXPECTED TO BE ABOUT $72 MILLION, VERSUS PRIOR GUIDANCE OF $68 TO $71 MILLION​

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Coober Pedy Journal: Mending Fences in the War Between Dingoes and Sheep

At almost twice the length of the United States-Mexico border, an Australian fence meant to prevent wild dogs from attacking livestock is the longest in the world.

State Legislatures nytimes.com

In Clash Between California and Trump, It’s One America Versus Another

The growing divide between California and President Trump erupted this week, over marijuana, immigration, taxes and the environment.

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Watchdog group calls on Saudi Arabia to release local journalist

DUBAI (Reuters) - The Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) has called on Saudi Arabia to release a local journalist who was reportedly arrested this week after criticizing the government.

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Nasdaq Stockholm gets opt-out on EU clearing competition rules

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Transatlantic exchange Nasdaq said on Friday its Stockholm unit had been given a reprieve from a new European Union rule aimed at promoting competition in clearing services for derivatives trades.

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

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

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Saudi Arabia converts Aramco into joint-stock company ahead of historic IPO

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has changed the status of its national oil giant Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, in a key step for an initial public offering (IPO) planned for later this year.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Saudi Arabia’s Chance to Create a Liberal Kingdom

Reform might not have been possible there without the activists and intellectuals who struggled and suffered over the years.

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Saudi Arabia changes Aramco status to joint-stock company: official bulletin

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has changed the status of national oil firm Aramco to a joint-stock company as of Jan. 1, the kingdom's official bulletin said on Friday, in a major step ahead of a planned initial public offering.

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Review: Fox's music competition show 'The Four' comes out flat

Fox decided to retire "American Idol," then experienced remorse when ABC stepped in to acquire the franchise. Yet the network's attempt to fill the void, "The Four: Battle for Stardom," is an uninspired addition to the singing-competition genre, with as much "American Gladiators" in its DNA as "Idol."

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Iran protests spur tensions between Trump admin and Europe

Tension is brewing between the US and Europe over how the international community should address the deadly protests in Iran, several diplomats and Trump administration officials told CNN.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Right and Left React to the Clash Between Trump and Bannon

Writers from across the political spectrum on the comments made by Stephen K. Bannon about President Trump and the president’s response.

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BRIEF-Sears Holdings says it will be closing 64 Kmart stores, 39 Sears stores between early March and early April 2018

* SEARS HOLDINGS - INFORMED ASSOCIATES AT 64 KMART STORES, 39 SEARS STORES THAT IT WILL BE CLOSING THESE STORES BETWEEN EARLY MARCH AND EARLY APRIL 2018 Source text - http://bit.ly/2CHPB8w Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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NASA mission will explore key zone between Earth and space

A new NASA mission launches this month to explore the zone between Earth's atmosphere and the lowest reaches of space, where key communications satellites orbit amid bright bands of color known as airglow.

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RPT-Euronext becomes latest exchange to escape competition rule

PARIS/LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Euronext has joined a growing list of exchanges to win a reprieve from a new rule aimed at promoting competition in clearing services for derivatives trades.

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Review: ‘In Between’ Tells of Three Women Fighting Patriarchy in Tel Aviv

Maysaloun Hamoud’s debut feature is a timely, warm and energetic celebration of friendship.

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When anyone gets between Trump and his starring role in his own story, he reacts, keeping the world on edge

The political bomb cyclone otherwise known as the Trump presidency has brought 2018 in with a roar.

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The #MeToo link between 2 new senators

Two recently elected senators who were sworn into office Wednesday -- Doug Jones of Alabama and Tina Smith of Minnesota -- have one thing in common.

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BRIEF-Cott Announces UK Competition And Markets Authority Update

* COTT ANNOUNCES UK COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY UPDATE REGARDING THE SALE OF ITS TRADITIONAL BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS TO REFRESCO

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BRIEF-Refresco Informed Of Competition Concerns In UK About Cott's Deal

* REG-REFRESCO PROVIDES UPDATE OF UK COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY ON ACQUISITION PROCESS COTT'S BOTTLING ACTIVITIES

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UK competition watchdog raises concerns about Refresco bottling deal

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Britain's Competition and Markets Authority on Wednesday said it is concerned that Refresco's $1.25 billion purchase of Canada-based Cott Corp's bottling activities could result in higher prices or lead to lower quality standards.

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BRIEF-Liberty Oilfield Services Inc Sees IPO Of 10.7 Million Shares Priced Between $14-$16 Per Share

* LIBERTY OILFIELD SERVICES INC SEES IPO OF 10.7 MILLION SHARES OF CO'S CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $14.00 AND $16.00 PER SHARE - SEC FILING

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U.N. rights experts decry repression of activists in Saudi Arabia

GENEVA (Reuters) - United Nations human rights experts called on Saudi Arabia on Tuesday to end "repression" of rights activists and release dozens detained since September for peacefully exercising their civil and political rights.

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Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

North Korea’s surprising call for dialogue with the South may undercut the Trump administration’s tough approach.

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BRIEF-TCF Financial Corp To Record A One-Time, Estimated Net Tax Benefit Between $120 Mln-$140 Mln From Tax Reform

* TCF FINANCIAL CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ESTIMATED IMPACT OF TAX REFORM

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Iran and Saudis’ Latest Power Struggle: Expanding Rights for Women

The archrivals of the Middle East appear to be vying over who can be quicker to overhaul their repressive rules for women.

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Analysis: Trump doesn't know the difference between climate and weather

At 8 p.m. Thursday, after a third straight day of golf at his Mar-a-Lago resort in Palm Beach, Florida, and the temperature was 72 degrees, President Donald Trump tweeted this:

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‘Weak link’ between childhood lead and adult criminal behavior

(Reuters Health) - Lead exposure during childhood has been tied to a variety of developmental problems, but a new study suggests it may not be associated with higher odds of criminal behavior later in life.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Opinion: The Patriarchs Are Falling. The Patriarchy Is Stronger than Ever.

Can the electrifying power of #MeToo be harnessed to the slow slog of building a more gender-equal society?

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Exclusive: Apple and Amazon in talks to set up in Saudi Arabia - sources

RIYADH (Reuters) - Apple and Amazon are in licensing discussions with Riyadh on investing in Saudi Arabia, two sources told Reuters, part of Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman's push to give the conservative kingdom a high-tech look.

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BRIEF-Patagonia Gold To Acquire Calcatreu Deposit From Pan American Silver

* ‍SIGNED DEAL TO ACQUIRE CALCATREU DEPOSIT FROM PAN AMERICAN SILVER CORP, BY WAY OF ACQUIRING UNIT OF PAN AMERICAN FOR $15 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Opinion: America's health is declining and corporations are stoking this crisis

America's powerful corporations made a killing with the passage of the Republican tax cuts. The tax cuts will hand trillions of dollars to the companies and their moneyed owners following a massive corporate lobbying campaign.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Deal With Japan on Former Sex Slaves Failed Victims, South Korean Panel Says

The conclusions threaten the 2015 agreement over so-called comfort women, forced to work in brothels for the Japanese military from the 1930s until 1945.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

The Iran-Saudi Arabia Rivalry Has a Silver Lining

Competition between the two regimes to earn the mantle of the more moderate Islamic alternative benefits feminists.

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Saudi Arabia releases corruption detainees, others to stand trial: report

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has released 23 of the 200-or-so powerful individuals detained since November on corruption charges after they reached deals with the government, Okaz newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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Russian court approves amicable agreement between Rosneft, Bashneft and Sistema - RIA

MOSCOW, Dec 26 (Reuters) - A Russian court has approved the amicable agreement reached on Friday between the Sistema conglomerate and Russia's largest oil producer Rosneft in their dispute over the Bashneft oil company, RIA news agency said on Tuesday.

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Saudi Arabia says Shi'ite judge killed by kidnappers

RIYADH (Reuters) - A Shi'ite Muslim judge abducted in eastern Saudi Arabia a year ago has been killed by his kidnappers, the Saudi state news agency SPA reported on Monday.

Hariri, Saad nytimes.com

Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

Mr. Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, expected the royal treatment when he was summoned to Riyadh. Instead, he was told to resign. Here is the back story.

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BRIEF-Newmont Mining Expects Tax Reform To Result In Income Tax Expense Increase Between $200 Mln & $400 Mln

* NEWMONT MINING- IDENTIFIED THAT REDUCTION IN U.S. CORPORATE INCOME TAX RATE TO 21% WILL RESULT IN RE-VALUATION OF DEFERRED TAX ASSETS, LIABILITIES

West, Cornel nytimes.com

Past Debates Echo in Split Between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

There was no Twitter to fan the flames when W.E.B. Du Bois sparred with Booker T. Washington and Malcolm X argued with Martin Luther King Jr.

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Saudi Arabia confirms H5N8 bird flu outbreak: OIE

PARIS (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has confirmed an outbreak of highly contagious bird flu in Riyadh that led to the culling of nearly 16,000 ducks, the World Organisation for Animal Health (OIE) said on Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom, Silver Lake director nominees

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc on Friday rejected the 11 director nominees picked by Broadcom Ltd and private-equity firm Silver Lake Partners, likely setting the stage for a bitter proxy battle between the chipmakers.

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Qualcomm board rejects Broadcom, Silver Lake director nominees

Dec 22 (Reuters) - Qualcomm Inc said on Friday its board unanimously determined not to nominate any of the 11 candidates picked by Broadcom Ltd and Silver Lake Partners to replace the chipmaker's current directors.

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Board Rejects Director Nominees Assembled By Broadcom, Silver Lake Partners

* QUALCOMM BOARD UNANIMOUSLY REJECTS DIRECTOR NOMINEES ASSEMBLED BY BROADCOM AND SILVER LAKE PARTNERS

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Passengers on Saudi Arabia airlines allowed to bring electronics on flights to UK

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia announced on Friday that passengers traveling on its airlines to the United Kingdom would once again be allowed to carry on electronic devices, reversing a ban put in place earlier this year for security reasons.

Museums nytimes.com

Where Winter’s Silver Skates Warmed the Soul

The Museum of the City of New York show is a history of skating and its long-lost ice palaces, where single show-offs and romantic duos once glided.

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Opinion: The tradition behind the feud between Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates

The recent contretemps between Harvard University professor Cornel West and Ta-Nehisi Coates, the National Book Award-winning author and the nation's most prominent journalist writing about race, has black social media riveted and continues to spark national controversy.

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Feature: Inside the High-Drama World of Youth Competition Dance

False eyelashes and real tears on the competition dance circuit.

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Johnson & Johnson fined 25 million euros by French competition watchdog

PARIS (Reuters) - France's competition authority said on Wednesday it had fined U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson 25 million euros ($29.62 million) relating to a case involving the pain killer product durogesic.

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Johnson & Johnson fined 25 mln euros by French competition watchdog

PARIS, Dec 20 (Reuters) - France's competition authority said on Wednesday it had fined U.S. healthcare group Johnson & Johnson 25 million euros ($29.62 million) relating to a case involving the pain killer product durogesic.

nytimes.com

Europe Edition: Tax Bill, Saudi Arabia, Angela Merkel: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia considers creating privatisation fund -economy minister

RIYADH, Dec 19 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia's economy minister said on Tuesday that his country was studying the idea of creating a national privatisation fund to facilitate sales of state assets.

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BRIEF-Sabina Gold & Silver Announces 9.9% Strategic Investment By Zhaojin International

* SABINA GOLD & SILVER ANNOUNCES 9.9% STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BY ZHAOJIN INTERNATIONAL MINING CO LTD

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh; no reported casualties

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi air defenses shot down a ballistic missile fired by Yemen's Houthi group towards Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, in an attack that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and Iran.

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BRIEF-Silvercrest Closes $10 Million Bought Deal Private Placement

* EACH UNIT CONSISTS OF ONE COMMON SHARE AND ONE-HALF OF ONE COMMON SHARE PURCHASE WARRANT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh, no reported casualties

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest attack by a Yemeni group that could escalate a proxy war between the kingdom and regional rival Tehran.

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Saudi Arabia says it intercepts Houthi missile fired toward Riyadh, no reported damage

RIYADH (Reuters) - Saudi air defenses intercepted a ballistic missile fired towards the capital Riyadh on Tuesday but there were no reports of casualties, the Saudi-led coalition said, the latest in a series of attacks by an Iran-aligned group in Yemen.

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Cooperation between China, U.S. to lead to win-win outcome: China's embassy in U.S.

BEIJING (Reuters) - Cooperation between China and the United States will lead to a win-win outcome for both sides, but confrontation will result in mutual losses, China's embassy in the U.S. said in a statement posted on its website on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Silver Lake Group Reports 10.8 Pct Stake In Cornerstone Ondemand - SEC Filing

* SILVER LAKE GROUP L.L.C. REPORTS 10.8 PERCENT STAKE IN CORNERSTONE ONDEMAND INC AS ON DEC 8 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2BHIStP) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-GlaxoSmithkLine Acquires Further 26 Pct Stake In Glaxo Saudi Arabia

* ACQUIRES ADDITIONAL 26 PERCENT STAKE IN GLAXO SAUDI ARABIA LIMITED‍​

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Animals strike a pose in wildlife photo competition

Photogenic animals were celebrated in a global competition that features the mischievous lives of animals.

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Chile choosing between billionaire and ex-journalist for president

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - Chileans voted in a runoff presidential election on Sunday that will determine if the world's top copper producer stays on its center-left course or joins a tide of Latin American nations turning to the right in recent years.

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UPDATE 3-Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia - sources

AMMAN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 2-Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia - sources

AMMAN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

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UPDATE 2-Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia - sources

AMMAN, Dec 16 (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, Jordan's most influential businessman and the chairman of its largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

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Palestinian billionaire Masri detained in Saudi Arabia: sources

AMMAN (Reuters) - Sabih al-Masri, a Palestinian billionaire and the chairman of Jordan's largest lender Arab Bank, was detained in Saudi Arabia for questioning after a business trip to Riyadh, family sources and friends said on Saturday.

Soccer nytimes.com

Bars on the Windows, Laughter Between the Lines

An Italian nonprofit organizes soccer matches inside the country’s prisons in an effort to foster healthy relationships between inmates and their children.

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BRIEF-Alaska Airlines Says Begins Nonstop Service Between San Francisco Airport And Kailua-Kona Airport

* ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS BEGINS NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SAN FRANCISCO INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT AND KAILUA-KONA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Berendson hit by fine for breaking competition law - UK's CMA

* UK'S ‍CMA HAS FINED TWO SUPPLIERS OF 'CLEANROOM' LAUNDRY SERVICES​

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Dassault Aviation to drop Silvercrest engine contract with Safran

PARIS, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Dassault Aviation said on Wednesday that it would drop a contract with Safran for the development of the Silvercrest business jet engine and that it would a launch a new project powered by U.S. airplane engine maker Pratt & Whitney.

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BRIEF-Limelight Networks Sees 2018 Non-GAAP EPS Between $0.11 And $0.15 Per Share

* SEES 2018 CAPITAL EXPENDITURES BETWEEN $22 MILLION AND $24 MILLION

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Analysis: An insane exchange between Jake Tapper and a Moore spokesman

Lost amid the sexual harassment and misconduct charges against Roy Moore over the past month is the fact that even before any of those allegations came to light, Republicans in Washington were deathly afraid of what the prospect of Moore in the Senate could do to the overall party brand.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

She Said: The Conversation: Seven Women Discuss Work, Fairness, Sex and Ambition

Emily Bazelon moderates a round table with Anita Hill, Laura Kipnis, Lynn Povich, Soledad O’Brien, Amanda Hess and Danyel Smith to talk about how — or if — real change is possible.

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BRIEF-Amc Entertainment Holdings Signed Non-Binding Memorandum Of Understanding With Public Investment Fund Of Saudi Arabia

* AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC - SIGNED NON-BINDING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND OF SAUDI ARABIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Silver Spruce Receives Financing Mandate Letter From M Securities Limited

* SILVER SPRUCE RECEIVES FINANCING MANDATE LETTER FROM M SECURITIES LIMITED IN HONG KONG

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Saudi Arabia lifts 35-year cinema ban

Movies nytimes.com

Saudi Arabia to Allow Movie Theaters After 35-Year Ban

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

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Saudi Arabia says cinemas will be allowed from early 2018

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

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Yazidis caught in 'political football' between Baghdad, Iraqi Kurds

SINJAR, Iraq (Reuters) - Since Iraqi forces pushed the Kurds out of the Yazidis' mountainous heartland of Sinjar in northern Iraq in October, residents are wondering what could happen to them next.

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

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

Museums nytimes.com

Saudi Arabia Disputes That Crown Prince Bought ‘Salvator Mundi’

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

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UPDATE 3-Mexico says deepwater oil tender doomed by Brazil competition

MEXICO CITY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Mexican national oil company Pemex on Friday blamed the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite due to competition from recent auctions in Brazil and low oil prices.

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UPDATE 2-Mexico says deepwater oil tender doomed by Brazil competition

MEXICO CITY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Mexican national oil company Pemex on Friday blamed the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on weak investor appetite due to competition from recent auctions in Brazil and low oil prices.

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Pemex says Brazil competition and complexity doomed deepwater tender

MEXICO CITY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Mexican national oil company Pemex on Friday blamed the cancellation of a potentially lucrative deepwater Gulf of Mexico project on geological complexity and weak investor appetite due to oil prices and competition from recent auctions in Brazil.

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Competitions needed for Russians not going to Games, says ROC chief

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian Olympic Committee President Alexander Zhukov said competitions should be organized for Russian athletes who decide not to compete at the 2018 Pyeongchang Winter Games, R-Sport news agency reported on Friday.

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BRIEF-‍Air China Launches New Non-Stop Service Between Shenzhen And Los Angeles​

* ‍AIR CHINA LAUNCHES NEW NON-STOP SERVICE BETWEEN SHENZHEN AND LOS ANGELES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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White House says it believes Saudi Arabia will open Yemen port

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

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

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

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Australia competition watchdog to not oppose Fox Sports, Foxtel merger

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Australia's competition watchdog on Thursday dropped its opposition to a proposed merger of Fox Sports and Foxtel after finding the deal would not "substantially lessen competition."

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Trump asks Saudi Arabia to allow immediate aid to Yemen

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

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Oddball dinosaur was 'mixture between a Velociraptor and a goose'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A strange turkey-sized, bird-like dinosaur that boasted a swan's neck, arms resembling flippers, long legs and a mouth full of needle-like teeth staked out a unique amphibious lifestyle in rivers and lakes about 75 million years ago in Mongolia.

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Shoot-out between Colombia rebels kills 13, government says

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Thirteen people, including civilians, were killed during a confrontation between Colombia's ELN rebels and dissidents from the now-demobilized FARC guerrilla group in a remote area known for drug trafficking, the country's ombudsman said 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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BRIEF-Monster Digital Terminates License Deal Between Monster Inc, SDJ Technologies

* HAS FORWARDED MONSTER INC A NOTICE OF TERMINATION OF TRADEMARK LICENSE DEAL BETWEEN MONSTER INC, SDJ TECHNOLOGIES

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BRIEF-Newmark Group Sees IPO Of 30 Mln Shares Of Class A Common Stock Priced Between $19 And $22 Per Share

* NEWMARK GROUP INC SEES IPO OF 30.0 MILLION SHARES OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK PRICED BETWEEN $19 AND $22 PER SHARE - SEC FILING​

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No Brexit agreement between EU and Britain after May-Juncker meeting

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - There was no agreement between the European Union and Britain on Brexit after a meeting on Monday between Prime Minister Theresa May and European Commission head Jean-Claude Juncker, a source said.

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BRIEF-Orex Signs Letter of Intent to Acquire Silver-Copper-Zinc Project in Mexico

* OREX SIGNS LETTER OF INTENT TO ACQUIRE THE SAN LUIS DEL CORDERO SILVER-COPPER-ZINC PROJECT IN DURANGO, MEXICO

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Saudi Arabian exchange enlists Nasdaq to turbocharge technology

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

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Hungary's Richter says no link seen between Esmya drug and liver damage

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian drugmaker Richter's clinical data for its uterine fibroid treatment Esmya indicate no demonstrable link with liver damage, the firm said on Monday.

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Silverdome still standing after attempted implosion

It began with the familiar dramatic scene: A series of bright flashes chased each other around the condemned stadium, emitting dozens of plumes of smoke.

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Amid contempt threat, fight between House committee and DOJ spills out into public

The Justice Department has agreed to allow congressional investigators to interview a key FBI employee believed to have served as the main contact, or "handler" of, former British intelligence agent Christopher Steele, who compiled the so-called "dossier" of allegations about President Donald Trump's connections to Russia, according to a department spokesperson.

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Silverdome, the stadium that refused to die

Boom went the dynamite, but, no, Michigan's Silverdome just wouldn't blow.

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McConnell optimistic of tax bill deal between Senate and House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Senate Republican leader Mitch McConnell said on Sunday that he is optimistic the Senate and House of Representatives will reach a conference agreement on tax legislation that can be signed into law by President Donald Trump.

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Trump says no collusion between his campaign and Russia

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Saturday there was "absolutely no collusion" between his campaign and Russia, his first comment on a guilty plea by his first national security adviser, Michael Flynn, to lying to the Federal Bureau of Investigation.

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France's Macron calls for dialogue between Baghdad and Iraqi Kurds

PARIS/BAGHDAD (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron called on Saturday for dialogue in Iraq between the central government in Baghdad and the semi-autonomous Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG) within the framework of the Iraqi constitution.

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Details give clearer picture of coordination between Trump advisers and Russians

Jared Kushner is the "very senior member" of President Donald Trump's transition team" who directed incoming national security adviser Michael Flynn to contact the Russian ambassador to the United States and other countries about a UN Security Council vote on Israeli settlements, sources familiar with the matter tell CNN.

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OPinion: Women don't need a man-to-man between Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore

Let's get one thing straight, Jimmy Kimmel and Roy Moore: The last thing American women want or need is for you two to defend our honor in some kind of retrograde battle.

Opera nytimes.com

Review: A ‘Phantom Opera’ Dreams Between Life and Death

Pauline Oliveros’s “The Nubian Word for Flowers,” left unfinished at its composer’s death last year, had its premiere on Thursday in Brooklyn.

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BRIEF-Magellan Health Sees FY18 Adj Earnings Per Share Between $5.68 - $6.47

* MAGELLAN HEALTH INC - SEES FY 2018 NET REVENUE $7,500.0 MILLION - $7,800.0 MILLION

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Unilever CEO defends balance between growth, margin

(Reuters) - Unilever Chief Executive Paul Polman on Thursday defended his balancing of growth and margin, weighing in passionately after a weak third quarter on a debate sparked by this year's unwanted approach from Kraft-Heinz .

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

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

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Saudi Arabia intercepts Yemeni missile, second in a month

DUBAI (Reuters) - A ballistic missile fired by Yemen's armed Houthi group at Saudi Arabia was shot down on Thursday near the south-western city of Khamis Mushait, the Saudi-owned al-Arabiya channel reported.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Amazon adopts open cloud technology as competition heats up

LAS VEGAS, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday announced its adoption of Kubernetes, a popular open-source technology, in a sign of increased competition in the cloud computing business, which Amazon Web Services has long dominated.

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Russia's Lavrov: little difference between policies of Trump and Obama - RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The actions of U.S. President Donald Trump's team are similar to the policies of his predecessor Barack Obama, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said in an interview, state-run RIA news agency reported on Thursday.

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Amazon adopts open cloud technology as competition heats up

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc on Wednesday announced its adoption of Kubernetes, a popular open-source technology, in a sign of increased competition in the cloud computing business, which Amazon Web Services has long dominated.

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UPDATE 1-UK regulator says four fund firm may have breached competition law

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Britain's markets regulator said four asset management companies might have broken competition law during share sales in the first case that uses its antitrust enforcement powers.

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UK regulator says four fund firm may have breached competition law

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Britain's markets regulator said on Wednesday four asset management companies might have broken competition law during one or more of two public listings and one share placing.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Roundup: Rock ’n’ Roll, Between the Covers

From Lou Reed to Gucci Mane to Stevie Nicks, a look at the season’s music biographies.

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BRIEF-Weatherford International Says U.S. DoJ Has Cleared Proposed OneStim Joint Venture Between Weatherford And Schlumberger

* WEATHERFORD INTERNATIONAL PLC - U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE HAS CLEARED PROPOSED ONESTIM JOINT VENTURE BETWEEN WEATHERFORD AND SCHLUMBERGER LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Net Neutrality nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: The Trump Administration’s Incoherent Stance on Competition

It’s planning to end net neutrality while opposing the Time Warner and AT&T merger. This doesn’t make sense.

Royal Families nytimes.com

Saudi Arabia Releases Senior Prince Arrested in Anti-Corruption Purge

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

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Norway's wealth fund sees no significant differences between oil, gas stocks and market

OSLO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said on Tuesday it found no significant differences in expected return for oil and gas stocks and the market.

Alwaleed bin Talal nytimes.com

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

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

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Mutual dislike between Trump, Sen. Warren

Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-MA) isn't shy about expressing her disapproval of President Trump. The President reciprocates those feelings.

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BRIEF-SA's ‍Competition Commission approves merger whereby Isuzu Motors (SA) (Pty) Ltd intends to acquire Isuzu Light Commercial Vehicle Business

* APPROVED MERGER WHEREBY ISUZU MOTORS SOUTH AFRICA PROPRIETARY LTD (IMSA) INTENDS TO ACQUIRE ISUZU LIGHT COMMERCIAL VEHICLE BUSINESS OF GMSA

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BRIEF-Silvermet announces private placement offering

* Silvermet Inc - ‍raising up to $3 million through issuance of up to 12 million units under a brokered private placement​

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Russian competition watchdog gives green light to Yandex-Uber deal

MOSCOW, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Russia's anti-monopoly regulator FAS said on Friday it had approved a deal to merge the Russian ride-sharing businesses of Yandex and Uber, with certain conditions.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

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

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

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BRIEF-Silvercorp Metals announces share repurchase program

* Silvercorp Metals Inc - announces Normal Course Issuer bid to acquire up to 8.4 million common shares

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

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

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Saudi Arabia to issue 1st tourist visas in 2018

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Saudi Arabia wants to attract more tourists

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Dmitri Hvorostovsky, Silver-Maned Baritone From Siberia, Dies at 55

Mr. Hvorostovsky escaped the street-gang life as a teenager in a grim Siberian city to become an international star.

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Air China indefinitely suspends flights between Beijing and Pyongyang

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) - Air China Ltd has indefinitely suspended flights between Beijing and Pyongyang, citing poor demand as North Korea faces growing sanctions from the United States over its nuclear weapons and missile programs.

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BRIEF-‍FCPC responds to completion of Competition Bureau civil investigation​

* ‍FCPC responds to completion of Competition Bureau civil investigation​

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

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

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

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

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BRIEF-Competition Bureau closes investigation into allegations of abuse of dominance by Loblaw​

* Competition Bureau says it is closing its investigation into allegations of "abuse of dominance" by Loblaw​

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BRIEF-Novelion Therapeutics provides update on agreement between Aegerion Pharma and U.S. Department of Justice

* Novelion Therapeutics provides update on agreement between Aegerion Pharmaceuticals and U.S. Department of Justice

Saudi Arabia nytimes.com

Saudi Arabia Squeezes Detainees as It Tries to Seize Assets

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

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: When Our Allies Are Accused of Harassment

The case of Al Franken shows how painful and confusing it is when the #MeToo juggernaut comes for men we respect.

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

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

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BRIEF-Americas Silver Corp commences production at its San Rafael mine

* Americas Silver Corp commences production at its San Rafael mine

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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.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Muslim Women Must Speak for Ourselves

Millions of women who face Islamophobia and male dominance now have a moment to teach the world how patriarchy breeds sexual violence against them.

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Israeli minister reveals covert contacts with Saudi Arabia

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli cabinet minister said on Sunday that Israel has had covert contacts with Saudi Arabia amid common concerns over Iran, a first disclosure by a senior Israeli official of such contacts.

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Saudi Arabia, Arab allies in Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah, who the Arab allies say are interfering in their internal affairs.

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Saudi Arabia, Arab allies to hold Cairo talks on Iran, Hezbollah

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and other Arab foreign ministers will hold an emergency meeting in Cairo on Sunday to discuss confronting Iran and its Lebanese Shi'ite ally Hezbollah, who the Arab allies say are interfering in their internal affairs.

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Sarah Silverman responds to Louis C.K.

Comedian Sarah Silverman responded to the sexual harassment accusations against her friend Louis C.K. in a frank monologue on her show "I Love You, America."

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Ukraine summons Polish envoy as diplomatic row between neighbours deepens

WARSAW (Reuters) - Ukraine has summoned the Polish ambassador in Kiev after Poland denied entry to a Ukrainian official in an escalation of a diplomatic spat over the two neighbours' troubled past.

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Saudi Arabia recalls ambassador to Germany over Gabriel comments

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia has summoned its ambassador in Germany home for consultations over comments allegedly made by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during a meeting with his Lebanese counterpart, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

Saudi Arabia nytimes.com

A Close-Up on Mysteries Made of Stone in Saudi Arabia’s Desert

Structures that may have been created by ancient tribes could only be studied using Google Earth. Saudi officials finally invited an archaeologist to observe them via helicopter.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

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

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

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

Top Russian Official Tried to Broker ‘Backdoor’ Meeting Between Trump and Putin

The overture came soon after the Trump campaign was told of Russian “dirt” on Hillary Clinton. As Donald J. Trump neared the Republican nomination, Moscow tried repeatedly to contact his campaign.

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Saudi Arabia recalls its ambassador to Germany for consultation

CAIRO (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia recalled its ambassador in Germany for consultation over comments made by German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel during a joint news conference with his Lebanese counterpart, the Saudi Foreign Ministry said on Saturday.

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Business jets risk U.S. pilot shortage on competition from airlines

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Business jet operators, already offering double digit raises to attract pilots, could face a labor shortfall in North America as they compete with U.S. airlines for talent, executives and analysts said.

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Business jets risk U.S. pilot shortage on competition from airlines

MONTREAL, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Business jet operators, already offering double digit raises to attract pilots, could face a labor shortfall in North America as they compete with U.S. airlines for talent, executives and analysts said.

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Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for France on Friday

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a crisis by resigning as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, is on his way to the airport, he said early on Saturday, before his flight from Riyadh to France.

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Hariri to leave Saudi Arabia for France on Friday: MP

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Saad al-Hariri, who resigned as Lebanese prime minister on Nov. 4 during a visit to Saudi Arabia, will leave Riyadh for France on Friday, a member of his party said.

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Saudi Arabia swapping assets for freedom of some held in graft purge: sources

(Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Saudi Arabia striking deals with people detained in anti-graft purge: sources

(Reuters) - Saudi authorities are striking agreements with some of those detained in an anti-corruption crackdown, asking them to hand over assets and cash in return for their freedom, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Europe Edition: Zimbabwe, Saudi Arabia, Ryanair: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Saudi Arabia's first rapper

Qusai Kheder wants to create a musical revolution in Saudi Arabia.

Television nytimes.com

Sarah Silverman Speaks on Louis C.K.: ‘Can You Love Someone Who Did Bad Things?’

On her Hulu series, “I Love You, America,” Ms. Silverman addressed the sexual misconduct of Louis C.K., who has been a longtime friend and colleague.

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Britain says no link between 400 million pound debt owed to Iran and jailed aid worker

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May's spokesman said on Thursday there was no link between a 400 million pound ($528 million) debt owed to Iran and the fate of a jailed Iranian-British aid worker.

Muslims and Islam nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: If Saudi Arabia Reforms, What Happens to Islamists Elsewhere?

The crown prince’s apparent moderation is undermining both fundamentalists and mainstream Muslim politicians.

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UPDATE 1-SoftBank to invest up to $25 bln in Saudi Arabia -Bloomberg

* SoftBank to pump in up to $15 bln in NEOM high-tech city - BBG

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BRIEF-First Round Capital sells 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14

* First Round Capital IV, L.P. reports open market sale of 110,482 shares of Blue Apron Holdings Inc's Class A common stock between Nov 13-14 - SEC filing Source text: (http://bit.ly/2z3PySl) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍ALASKA AIRLINES TO ADD NONSTOP SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE & PITTSBURGH NEXT FALL​

* ‍ALASKA AIRLINES SAYS WILL ADD NONSTOP, DAILY SERVICE BETWEEN SEATTLE AND PITTSBURGH NEXT FALL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Saudi Arabia wants its own Amazon or Google

Saudi Arabia is making it easier for foreign entrepreneurs to launch startups in the kingdom.

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Lebanon accuses Saudi Arabia of holding its PM hostage

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's president on Wednesday accused Saudi Arabia of holding hostage prime minister Saad al-Hariri along with his family - the first time he has explicitly said he was being held - and called this an act of aggression.

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Qualcomm-NXP ruling may be in 2018: EU competition commissioner

BEIJING (Reuters) - A ruling on Qualcomm Inc's proposed $38 billion acquisition of NXP Semiconductors NV may come in 2018, European Commissioner for Competition Margrethe Vestager said on Wednesday.