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Haley: Iranians crying out for freedom

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Chinese Carmaker May Use Fiat Chrysler for Foothold in United States

GAC Motor said it planned to bring an S.U.V. to the United States in 2019. It may use Fiat Chrysler dealerships hungry for new models.

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Trump's sentiment toward nations populated by people of color is much more important than his word choice

The last three days have been consumed by this debate: Did President Donald Trump refer to several foreign countries as "shitholes" or not?

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G.O.P. Senator Says Trump Didn’t Use Vulgarity for Haiti and African Nations

Senator David Perdue, who attended the White House meeting, said Senator Dick Durbin’s account of President Trump’s language was a “gross misrepresentation.”

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Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa dominate Brit Award nominations

LONDON (Reuters) - Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Liam Payne and Stormzy are among the nominees for this year's Brit Awards, Britain's most prestigious pop music prizes.

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North Korea says IOC is considering South Korea's proposal for united women's hockey team: Yonhap

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea's International Olympics Committee (IOC) official said it is considering South Korea's proposal for a united female hockey team, Yonhap news agency reported on Saturday.

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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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U.S. ambassador to Panama resigns, says cannot serve Trump

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to Panama John Feeley, a career diplomat and former Marine Corps helicopter pilot, has resigned, telling the State Department he no longer feels able to serve President Donald Trump.

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* UNITEDHEALTHCARE INTRODUCES NEW DIGITAL HEALTH RESOURCES FOR 2018, INCLUDING APPLE PAY FOR CONSUMERS WITH HEALTH SAVINGS ACCOUNTS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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New ambassador grilled at briefing

President Donald Trump's new US Ambassador to the Netherlands held his first press conference with Dutch media at The Hague on Wednesday, and it was awkward.

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Turkey says citizens traveling to United States face risk of arbitrary arrest

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel.

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Director Guild embraces women, minorities in awards nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Hollywood directors nominated a woman and two people of color for their 2018 movie awards on Thursday in a line-up that favored newcomers over veterans like Steven Spielberg.

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Pressed on False Claims About Muslims, U.S. Ambassador Goes Silent

In an exchange with Dutch journalists, Peter Hoekstra declined to clarify his prior remarks. “This is the Netherlands, you have to answer questions,” one reporter said.

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Announces Upsizing And Pricing Of Subordinated Notes Offering

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC. ANNOUNCES UPSIZING AND PRICING OF SUBORDINATED NOTES OFFERING

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Olympics: United States embraces technology to bridge funding gap

LONDON (Reuters) - The United States may have claimed at least nine gold medals in each of the last four Winter Olympics, yet remarkably, all of this success has been achieved without government funding.

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U.S. travel warning puts five Mexican states on par with war-torn nations

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Rampant crime and gang activity in Mexico prompted the U.S. State Department on Wednesday to issue a stringent travel advisory, warning tourists to completely avoid five Mexican states, an advisory level often reserved for nations at war.

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Canada takes United States to WTO in complaint over trade remedies

GENEVA (Reuters) - Canada has launched a wide-ranging trade dispute against the United States, challenging Washington's use of anti-dumping and anti-subsidy duties, Canada said in WTO filing dated Dec. 20 and published on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-United Continental Sees Q4 Consolidated Capacity To 4 Pct Higher Versus Last Year

* UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC SEES Q4 CONSOLIDATED PRASM ABOUT 12.41 ¢/ASM

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'The Shape of Water' leads BAFTA nominations

"The Shape of Water," Guillermo del Toro's lavish fantasy drama, leads the British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) film award nominations, in the running for 12 categories.

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

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

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BRIEF-United Community Banks And NLFC Holdings Corp Announce Merger Agreement

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC AND NLFC HOLDINGS CORP, THE PARENT OF NAVITAS CREDIT CORP, ANNOUNCE MERGER AGREEMENT

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Among 20 wealthy nations, US child mortality ranks worst, study finds

The United States has the worst overall child mortality rate compared with those of 19 other wealthy nations in the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development.

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BRIEF-United Airlines Eliminates Second Checked Bag Charges On Travel To/From China, Hong Kong

* UNITED AIRLINES OFFERS CUSTOMERS TWO FREE CHECKED BAGS ON TRAVEL TO/FROM CHINA AND HONG KONG

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India sparks outcry over press freedom by naming reporter in probe on database breach

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - The Indian government named a reporter in a police complaint after she wrote an article alleging a data breach in a federal identity database, drawing criticism from a journalist group that accused officials of trying to muzzle free speech.

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Haley: Trump must 'keep Kim on his toes'

US ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says President Trump's tweet warning North Korean leader Kim Jong Un about US nuclear capabilities helps global security because it keeps Kim "on his toes."

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Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps North Korea's Kim 'on his toes': Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than Kim Jong Un's has kept the North Korean leader "on his toes" and made clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

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Trump tweet on nuclear button keeps Kim Jong Un 'on his toes': Haley

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's tweet about having a bigger nuclear button than North Korean leader Kim Jong Un's has kept Kim "on his toes" and makes clear the risks of a nuclear standoff, U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said on Sunday.

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UK PM May says Trump committed to best interests of United States

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Sunday she believed U.S. President Trump was committed to the best interests of the United States, when asked about an author's accusations that he is mentally unfit for office.

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What’s the Cure for Ailing Nations? More Kings and Queens, Monarchists Say

Proponents of constitutional monarchies argue they offer stability, and a study shows some possible economic advantages. Critics are far from convinced.

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Late goals give Man United 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Late goals by in-form Jesse Lingard and fit-again striker Romelu Lukaku helped Manchester United to reach the FA Cup fourth round as they ground out a 2-0 home win over Championship (second-tier) side Derby County on Friday.

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United flight diverted to Alaska after man spreads feces in lavatories

Jan 5 (Reuters) - A United Airlines flight from Chicago to Hong Kong was diverted to Alaska after the flight crew reported a man on board had vandalized two airplane lavatories by spreading human waste, airport police said on Friday.

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California bill uses donations to avoid Trump tax changes

(Reuters) - A new proposal in California would allow residents to make donations instead of paying taxes in order to avoid the new federal tax plan’s cap on deductions of state taxes.

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Lingard and Lukaku give Man United late 2-0 win over Derby

MANCHESTER (Reuters) - Jesse Lingard scored his fourth goal in as many games and substitute Romelu Lukaku added a stoppage time effort as Manchester United reached the FA Cup fourth round with a 2-0 home win over Championship side Derby County on Friday.

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Haley slams Iran before UN Security Council

The United Nations Security Council met Friday to discuss Iran after the US requested an emergency session amid protests in the country.

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Patriots refute talk of rift: 'We stand united'

(Reuters) - New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady, head coach Bill Belichick and owner Robert Kraft have all shot down a report that suggested a rift between them could soon bring an end to their successful run.

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U.S. places Pakistan on watch list for religious freedom violations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has placed Pakistan on a special watch list for "severe violations of religious freedom," it said on Thursday, days after the White House said Islamabad would have to do more to combat terrorism to receive U.S. aid.

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Nobel peace laureate Ebadi urges Iranians to keep up protests

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian Nobel Peace laureate Shirin Ebadi has urged the people of Iran to engage in civil disobedience and press on with nationwide protests that are posing the boldest challenge to its leaders since pro-reform unrest in 2009.

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Nikki Haley hosts reception for countries that backed US on Jerusalem resolution

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley hosted a "Friends of the US" reception Wednesday night, inviting those who had voted against or abstained from voting on a resolution condemning the United States for officially recognizing Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Op-Ed Contributor: A United Front Against North Korea

Kim Jong-un’s offer to hold talks is an opportunity for the United States and South Korea to forge a common strategy in confronting the North.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. should clear way for tech companies to help Iranians -former crown prince

WASHINGTON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - The Trump administration should encourage U.S. technology companies to provide communication services to Iranians as they protest their country's clerical rulers, said Reza Pahlavi, the last heir to the Iranian monarchy.

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A Foreign Hand in Protests? Iranians See Confirmation in Their History

Ayatollah Ali Khamenei’s accusation resonates for many Iranians, whose country has long been subject to foreign interference.

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Nikki Haley on Iran: 'We must not be silent'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley praised Iranian protesters Tuesday, adding that the US is seeking an emergency Security Council meeting in New York and the Human Rights Council in Geneva regarding Iran.

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Nikki Haley: We will never accept a nuclear North Korea

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley issued a stern warning to North Korea on Tuesday, saying the US "will never accept a nuclear North Korea."

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U.S. envoy Haley praises Iranian demonstrators, says protests spontaneous

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Tuesday praised the courage of Iranian demonstrators and said protests across the country were spontaneous, not driven by outside forces.

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Haley: US will never accept a nuclear North Korea

US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley says the United States and the world must continue to pressure North Korea into stopping its pursuit of a nuclear arsenal.

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Haley: Iranians crying out for freedom

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley calls on the international community to support protesters demanding more freedoms in Iran.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States; four die

MILWAUKEE (Reuters) - A record-shattering Arctic freeze kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the Northeast were expected to warm within 24 hours.

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Deep freeze keeps grip on eastern United States, expected to ease

(Reuters) - A record-shattering arctic cold wave kept its grip on much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains on Tuesday but temperatures everywhere except the northeast were expected to warm thereafter.

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The New Health Care: Why the U.S. Spends So Much More Than Other Nations on Health Care

Studies point to a simple reason, the prices, not to the amount of care. And lowering prices would upset a lot of people in the health industry.

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Pakistan summons U.S. ambassador after Trump's angry tweet

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan summoned the U.S. ambassador in protest against U.S. President Donald Trump's angry tweet about Pakistan's "lies and deceit", while Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif dismissed the outburst as a political stunt.

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Iranians Protest in the Capital, Defying a Widening Crackdown

The atmosphere in Tehran was tense and security forces were out in large numbers as protests occurred sporadically.

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Overwhelmed by Donations for Survivors of Fatal Bronx Fire

The outpouring of support after the deadliest fire in New York was ‘a sign that the victims are not alone,’ a neighborhood priest said on Sunday.

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Says Value Of Deferred Tax Asset Will Be Reduced By $37 Mln - $41 Mln Due To Tax Cuts And Jobs Act

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS SAYS DUE TO TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT, ESTIMATES VALUE OF DEFERRED TAX ASSET WILL BE REDUCED BY A RANGE OF ABOUT $37 MILLION TO $41 MILLION

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Stock performance in 2017 points to wealth for many nations

(Reuters) - Markets bid 2017 goodbye on a modestly defensive note on Friday, but the year will be best remembered for leaving global investors wealthier.

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BRIEF-Whitestone REIT Confirms Receipt of Notice of Trustee Nominations

* WHITESTONE REIT- ‍KBS SOR PROPERTIES SUBMITTED NOTICE ON DEC 28,TO NOMINATE 3 INDIVIDUALS FOR ELECTION AS CLASS III TRUSTEES TO CO'S BOARD OF TRUSTEES​

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Land of the freeze: arctic wave hits northern United States

NEW YORK (Reuters) - An arctic blast sent most of the U.S. Northeast and Midwest into a deep freeze that set record lows in several spots on Thursday as forecasters warned the frigid temperatures could last through the New Year holiday.

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Tibetan film-maker flees China, arrives in United States

BEIJING (Reuters) - A Tibetan film-maker jailed in China for making a film about the Olympics and Tibet has escaped from China and arrived in the United States, according to an activist group which campaigned for his release.

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Nigerian air force says United States agrees to sell fighter planes to Nigeria: statement

ABUJA (Reuters) - The Nigerian air force said on Wednesday the United States had agreed to sell fighter planes to Nigeria, as the West African country continues its eight-year conflict with Islamist insurgency Boko Haram.

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BRIEF-Liberbank Signs Strategic Agreement With Evo Payments ‍​From United States

* SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT WITH EVO PAYMENTS ‍​FROM UNITED STATES

Budget Travel nytimes.com

10 Bargain Destinations for 2018

Cities around the world that are currently trending in the right direction for budget fare hunters, and why you might want to visit them in 2018.

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Israel ambassador asks to meet New Zealand pop star Lorde over canceled show

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Israel's ambassador to New Zealand on Wednesday appealed to the pop star Lorde to meet him after she canceled a show in Tel Aviv after appeals from activists for her to shun Israel as a protest against its treatment of Palestinians.

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Asia and Australia Edition: India, Nikki Haley, North Korea: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Haley touts reduced UN budget

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday touted a quarter billion dollar cut to the UN's annual budget, capping off a contentious year between the Trump administration and the international body.

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US ambassador's 'fake news' claim backfires

In an interview, US Ambassador to the Netherlands Peter Hoekstra denied a comment he made in 2015 about the "Islamic movement," calling it fake news. He later apologized on Twitter.

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US ambassador apologizes for 2015 remarks after he initially denied making them

The new US Ambassador to the Netherlands is apologizing for "certain remarks" he made in 2015 suggesting that the Netherlands was in chaos because of Muslims.

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US ambassador denies own comments. Then denies denial

The new US ambassador to the Netherlands lied twice to a Dutch news crew about 2015 comments he made saying the country was in chaos because of Muslims.

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Wall Street slips as Nike, UnitedHealth drag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes slipped in thin pre-holiday trading on Friday, pressured by losses in Nike and UnitedHealth.

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UnitedHealth, Nike weigh on Dow

(Reuters) - The blue-chip Dow Jones index was lower in thin pre-holiday trading on Friday, pressured by losses in UnitedHealth and Nike.

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US STOCKS-UnitedHealth, Nike weigh on Dow

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UnitedHealth to buy Chile's Banmedica for $2.8 billion

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Friday it signed a definitive agreement to buy Chilean healthcare company Banmedica SA for $2.8 billion, expanding the health insurer's footprint in South America.

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Tapper calls out nations critiquing the US

CNN's Jake Tapper looks into the United Nation's vote to condemn President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Haley threatens to pull funding to the UN

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley speaks to the members of the UN before a vote to condemn President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Yazidi sisters reunited after three years in Islamic State captivity

SHARYA, Iraq (Reuters) - When Rosa, now 14, asked her Islamic State captors about her younger sisters Bushra, 12, and Suhayla, seven, she was told they had been killed for misbehaving.

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Your Money Adviser: How to Write Off Donations Under the New Tax Plan: Consider ‘Bunching’

Donor-advised funds allow taxpayers to donate money and take a tax deduction in the same year, then pay the money to selected charities over time.

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Haley's vow to 'take names' on Jerusalem vote called 'a bizarrely stupid tactic'

A Thursday vote at the UN could be as much about President Donald Trump as it is about his controversial decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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Man United knocked out by Bristol City in League Cup shock

LONDON (Reuters) - Bristol City, from English soccer's second-tier, pulled off a sensation in the League Cup quarter-finals as they knocked out the holders Manchester United 2-1 amid late and wholly improbable drama at their Ashton Gate home on Wednesday.

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United Auto Workers head says U.S. training center probe is limited

DETROIT (Reuters) - The United Auto Workers is cooperating with a government investigation into allegations of embezzlement by union officials at training centers funded by U.S. automakers, the union's president said on Wednesday.

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Barca edge Real on income but Liga growth key to usurping United

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Barcelona head into Saturday’s "Clasico" against Real Madrid with a whopping 11-point gap over their bitter rivals in the Liga title race -- and they also have the advantage in financial terms, albeit by smaller margins.

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Soccer-Barca edge Real on income but Liga growth key to usurping United

BARCELONA, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Barcelona head into Saturday’s "Clasico" against Real Madrid with a whopping 11-point gap over their bitter rivals in the Liga title race -- and they also have the advantage in financial terms, albeit by smaller margins.

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Nikki Haley: The US is 'taking names' on Jerusalem resolution

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley warns the US will be "taking names" of the countries that vote in favor of a resolution that condemns the Trump administration's decision to recognize Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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UPDATE 2-United Therapeutics to pay $210 mln to resolve U.S. kickback probe

BOSTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - United Therapeutics Corp will pay $210 million to resolve U.S. claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost sales.

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U.N. freedom of speech expert concerned about net neutrality

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N.'s freedom of speech expert said on Wednesday he was concerned about the ramifications of a decision in the United States to roll back net neutrality, since it could lead to small and independent voices being drowned out on the web.

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United Therapeutics to pay $210 million to resolve U.S. kickback probe

BOSTON (Reuters) - United Therapeutics Corp will pay $210 million to resolve U.S. claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost sales.

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United Therapeutics to pay $210 mln to resolve U.S. kickback probe

BOSTON, Dec 20 (Reuters) - United Therapeutics Corp will pay $210 million to resolve U.S. claims that the drugmaker used a charity as a conduit to illegally cover Medicare patients' out-of-pocket drug costs in order to eliminate price sensitivity and to boost sales.

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Feminism and press freedom come together in 'The Post'

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Steven Spielberg's movie "The Post" is being hailed as a timely reminder about press freedom, democracy, whistle-blowing and government lies.

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13 Far-Flung, Beautiful Destinations That Appeared in T This Year

In 2017, we spanned the globe, stopping at the Hoh Rain Forest in Washington State, the dunes of Cap Ferret and India’s lost mansions.

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United Technologies resolves U.S. counterfeit parts probe for $1 million

(Reuters) - United Technologies Corp will pay $1.06 million to resolve claims that a company it indirectly owned falsely certified that counterfeit parts incorporated into U.S. Army helicopter engines were authentic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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United Technologies resolves U.S. counterfeit parts probe for $1 mln

Dec 19 (Reuters) - United Technologies Corp will pay $1.06 million to resolve claims that a company it indirectly owned falsely certified that counterfeit parts incorporated into U.S. Army helicopter engines were authentic, the U.S. Justice Department said on Tuesday.

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Christmas Around the World: 10 International Destinations to Visit

Cities all over the world celebrate Christmas in unique and memorable ways. Here are a few to consider for your last-minute Christmas trip.

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Kremlin says cannot agree that Russia poses threat to United States

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin cannot agree that Russia poses a threat to the United States, spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday, after the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump presented a new national security strategy.

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Moldova recalls ambassador from Moscow for consultations

KIEV/CHISINAU (Reuters) - Moldova recalled its ambassador to Russia for consultations in response to the harassment and intimidation by Russian authorities of Moldovan politicians and officials, the Moldovan foreign ministry said on Monday.

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Haley: Missile debris 'proof' of Iran's UN violations

Standing in front of a display of recovered missile debris, US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley presented what she called "concrete evidence" of Iran's weapons proliferation on Thursday at a military base in Washington and called on the international community to join "a united front in resisting this global threat."

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U.S. less generous than European nations with development assistance

(Reuters Health) - The U.S. contributes more than any other nation in development assistance for health to low- and middle-income countries, but its generosity falls short when compared in terms of size and wealth, a new study found.

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Haley: Concrete proof of Iran UN violations

US Ambassador to the U.N. Nikki Haley presented what she called "concrete evidence" of Iran's weapons proliferation and called on the international community to join "a united front in resisting this global threat."

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U.N. chief says arrest of Reuters journalists shows erosion of press freedom in Myanmar

TOKYO (Reuters) - The arrest of two Reuters journalists in Yangon this week was a signal that press freedom is shrinking in Myanmar and the international community must do all it can to get them released, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said on Thursday.

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Arrests of Reuters Reporters in Myanmar Add to Fears About Press Freedom

The two journalists, accused of trying to obtain official documents illegally, could face up to 14 years in prison.

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Two Trump judicial nominations rebuffed by Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Two of President Donald Trump's judicial nominees will not be confirmed by the Republican-controlled U.S. Senate following criticism over controversial statements they made, a White House official said.

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SAG nominations focus on indie movies, snubbing Streep and Day-Lewis

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out veterans Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg's press freedom movie "The Post."

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UPDATE 3-SAG nominations focus on indie movies, snubbing Streep and Day-Lewis

LOS ANGELES, Dec 13 (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out veterans Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg's press freedom movie "The Post."

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'Big Sick' cast, more react to SAG nominations

Kumail Nanjiani and Emily V. Gordon, the writing team behind SAG-nominated film "The Big Sick," were among those who woke up to good news Wednesday morning.

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'Three Billboards' leads SAG nominations, Spielberg's 'The Post' shut out

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday in a list that shut out celebrated veterans like Meryl Streep and Daniel Day-Lewis as well as Steven Spielberg's press freedom movie "The Post."

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'Three Billboards' leads 2018 Screen Actors Guild nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Small-town dramedy "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" led the 2018 Screen Actors Guild (SAG) nominations on Wednesday with four nods, including the top prize for best movie ensemble.

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SAG Award nominations 2018: The list

Nominations for The 24th Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards were announced Wednesday.

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'Big Little Lies' stars snag SAG Award nominations

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Motor racing: Concerned Formula One drivers put on united front

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One drivers, including Britain's four times world champion Lewis Hamilton, have shown rare unanimity by all signing up for their union amid concern for the sport's future direction.

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Iran urges Muslim nations to defend Palestinians after Trump move

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said on Wednesday all Muslim nations should work together to defend the rights of Palestinians following Donald Trump's decision last week to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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Twenty companies join nations planning coal phase out

PARIS (Reuters) - About 20 companies including Unilever, EDF and Iberdrola joined an international alliance of 26 nations on Tuesday pledging to phase out coal to combat global warming.

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BRIEF-JG Wentworth Says Co, Units Filed Voluntary Cases Under Chapter 11 In United States Bankruptcy Court

* JG WENTWORTH SAYS ON DEC 12, CO, UNITS FILED VOLUNTARY CASES UNDER CHAPTER 11 IN UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR DISTRICT OF DELAWARE - SEC FILING

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Opinion: What Haley can do about Trump harassment accusations

On Sunday, the US Ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, voiced her support for the many women who have publicly accused men of sexual assault -- including her boss, the President of the United States.

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Female directors snubbed, Plummer surprises at Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Women were shut out of the directors race at the 2018 Golden Globe nominations on Monday, while Ridley Scott's scramble to reshoot "All the Money in the World" led to a surprise nod for actor Christopher Plummer, who replaced Kevin Spacey.

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'Shape of Water' leads wide ranging Golden Globe nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro's fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" led nominations for the Golden Globes on Monday, heading a list of dramas and comedies on issues ranging from press freedom, war, racism and the many aspects of love.

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'All the Money in the World,' movie that replaced Spacey, scores 3 Globe nominations

"All the Money in the World" apparently has all the awards momentum in the world, too, despite its proximity to controversy after now former star Kevin Spacey was accused of sexual misconduct.

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Icahn makes four nominations for Xerox board

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has named four nominees to Xerox Corp's board of directors, the company said on Monday.

Golden Globes (Awards) nytimes.com

Live Briefing: Golden Globe Nominations: Live Updates

The nominations, which will be announced Monday morning, are often seen as a harbinger of what may come in the Oscar race.

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Nikki Haley: Trump's accusers should be heard

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said during an interview on CBS' "Face The Nation" that the women who have accused President Trump of sexual misconduct "should be heard."

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Haley on Trump accusers: 'We should all be willing to listen to them'

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Sunday that any women who speak up about inappropriate sexual behavior "should be heard," including President Donald Trump's accusers.

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UN Ambassador Haley cites 'will of American people' on Jerusalem decision

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley on Sunday cited "the will of the American people" in defending President Donald Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital and move the US Embassy there.

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Nikki Haley Says Women Who Accuse Trump of Misconduct ‘Should Be Heard’

The comments by Ms. Haley, the United Nations ambassador, were a break from the administration’s assertions that the allegations have no merit and should be dismissed.

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Leaders Manchester City beat United on Premier League derby day

LONDON (Reuters) - Manchester City beat Manchester United 2-1 at Old Trafford on Sunday to stretch their Premier League lead to 11 points while Liverpool and Everton drew 1-1 in a snowswept Merseyside derby at Anfield.

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Haley: Women accusers should be heard, even if Trump is target

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley said on Sunday she believes any woman who has felt violated or mistreated by a man has every right to speak up, even if it is President Donald Trump they are accusing.

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Nikki Haley on Jerusalem decision: This will move ball forward for peace

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley says President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital would "move the ball forward" in the peace process between Israelis and Palestinians.

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United 2026 bid needs to build support for U.S. not stadiums

TORONTO (Reuters) - The heads of a joint bid from the United States, Mexico and Canada to host the 2026 World Cup trumpeted a winning plan on Saturday that technically ticks most if not all the boxes FIFA wants, but could miss the mark when it comes to winning friends.

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German conservatives reject 'United States of Europe' ahead of coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Senior members of German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on Saturday rejected the vision for a "United States of Europe" put forward by the Social Democrats (SPD), with whom they are hoping to form a governing coalition.

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United in friendship, divided by DACA

Like the board games they love playing together, Aldo Mendoza and Anthony Paz say their US citizenship status is dictated by chance. And they have no choice but to play the hands they've been dealt.

Palestinians nytimes.com

Nearly Every Former U.S. Ambassador to Israel Disagrees With Trump’s Jerusalem Decision

All but two of the 11 former envoys said the decision — a departure from seven decades of U.S. policy — was foolish and even dangerous.

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UPDATE 3-German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

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German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) urged his party on Thursday to push for the creation of a "United States of Europe" and keep open the option of helping Chancellor Angela Merkel form a new government.

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UPDATE 2-German SPD head seeks 'United States of Europe', open to coalition talks

* Schulz asks for support to implement "social Europe" programme

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Nikki Haley Calls U.S Presence at South Korea Olympics an ‘Open Question’

The American envoy to the United Nations expressed concerns about whether tensions on the Korean Peninsula could pose a threat to athletes.

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BRIEF-Raytheon Forms New Subsidiary In The United Arab Emirates

* RAYTHEON CO SAYS ANNOUNCING IT HAS FORMED RAYTHEON EMIRATES, A NEW, WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY INCORPORATED AND HEADQUARTERED IN ABU DHABI

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Haley: Open question if US athletes can attend Olympics

Whether US athletes will be able to attend the 2018 Winter Olympics in South Korea remains an "open question," US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley said Wednesday night.

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BRIEF-United Rentals Announces Extension Of Exchange Offer For URNA’s 4.875% Senior Notes Due 2028

* UNITED RENTALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF EXCHANGE OFFER FOR URNA’S 4.875% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028

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Nikki Haley: This is about courage

US Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley gives context to President Trump's decision to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

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More than 200 nations promise to stop ocean plastic waste

NAIROBI (Reuters) - More than 200 countries signed a U.N. resolution in Nairobi on Wednesday to eliminate plastic pollution in the sea, a move some delegates hoped would pave the way to a legally binding treaty.

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UPDATE 3-UnitedHealth to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion

Dec 6 (Reuters) - The largest U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc will buy DaVita Inc's primary and urgent care services for $4.9 billion in its second acquisition this year to expand its fast-growing medical group, it said on Wednesday.

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UnitedHealth to buy DaVita primary care unit for $4.9 billion

(Reuters) - U.S. health insurer UnitedHealth Group Inc on Wednesday announced a $4.9 billion deal to buy a unit of DaVita Inc, looking to bolster its primary and urgent care services.

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UnitedHealth to buy DaVita's medical unit for $4.9 billion

(Reuters) - UnitedHealth Group Inc said on Wednesday it would buy kidney care services provider DaVita Inc's medical unit for about $4.9 billion cash, as the health insurer looks to expand operations in outpatient care services.

Health Insurance and Managed Care nytimes.com

UnitedHealth Buys Large Doctors Group as Lines Blur in Health Care

The purchase of DaVita Medical Group moves UnitedHealth more into the role of doctor as it buys nearly 300 clinics across six states.

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Venezuela's former ambassador to U.N. leaves the United States: source

HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela's former ambassador to the United Nations, Rafael Ramirez, has left the United States after being forced to resign by President Nicolas Maduro's government, according to a source with knowledge of his travel plan.

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South Africa's Ramaphosa gets most nominations ahead of ANC leadership vote

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa has received the most nominations for leader of the ruling African National Congress (ANC) ahead of a party vote this month, voting data from the country's nine provinces show.

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BRIEF-‍United Steelworkers ratify four-year contract with TimkenSteel​

* ‍UNITED STEELWORKERS RATIFY FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT WITH TIMKENSTEEL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-United Continental Holdings Inc Files For A Potential Mixed Shelf Offering ‍​

* UNITED CONTINENTAL HOLDINGS INC FILES FOR A POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE UNDISCLOSED - SEC FILING ‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2BAVDTY) Further company coverage:

Flynn, Michael T nytimes.com

Documents Reveal New Details on What Trump Team Knew About Flynn’s Calls With Russia’s Ambassador

The documents made public on Friday show that the transition team knew that Mr. Flynn was going to be discussing sanctions with the Russian ambassador, Sergey I. Kislyak.

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BRIEF-GM Report 245,387 Deliveries In The United States In November, Down 2.9 Pct

* GM SAYS REPORTED 245,387 DELIVERIES IN THE UNITED STATES IN NOVEMBER, DOWN 2.9 PERCENT

Al Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula nytimes.com

U.S. Will Keep Older Cluster Munitions, a Weapon Banned by 102 Nations

The Pentagon intends to keep indefinitely its legacy cluster munitions, more than 1.5 million of which are in South Korea.

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BRIEF-Havells India To Wind Up Units In Chile & United States

* SAYS UNIT HAVELLS HOLDINGS LTD SIGNS MOU WITH CONSORTIUM OF INVESTORS FOR TRANSFER ON ENTITY IN BRAZIL Source text - http://bit.ly/2AMlgnL Further company coverage:

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New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities...

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YOUR MONEY-New U.S. tax law could curb charitable donations

NEW YORK, Nov 30 (Reuters) - New tax laws could strip away one of the key motivators of year-end giving in the United States - the right to take a tax deduction for the amount you give to qualified charities if you itemize your taxes.

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BRIEF-United-Guardian announces regular and special dividends

* SAYS ‍DECLARED A SEMI-ANNUAL DIVIDEND OF $0.50/SHARE AND SPECIAL DIVIDEND OF ADDITIONAL $0.50 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Haley: N. Korea brought world closer to war

Members of the United Nations Security Council strongly condemned North Korea's successful launch of an intercontinental ballistic missile during an emergency meeting in New York on Wednesday, during which US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley said the rogue regime's actions have brought the world "closer to war."

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BRIEF-United Security Bancshares Says Board Of Co, United Security Bank Voted To Increase Size Of Their Respective Boards From 10 To 11 Directors​

* UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES- ‍ON NOV. 28, BOARD OF CO, UNITED SECURITY BANK VOTED TO INCREASE SIZE OF THEIR RESPECTIVE BOARDS FROM 10 TO 11 DIRECTORS​ Source text: [http://bit.ly/2AGgfgo] Further company coverage:

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Facebook to eliminate transaction fees on donations on its platform

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Facebook Inc has eliminated transaction fees on donations made to non-profit organizations on its platform, Chief Executive Mark Zuckerberg said on Wednesday, a change that could help the world's largest social media network expand its presence in online fund raising.

Freedom of Religion nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: The Masterpiece Cakeshop Case Is Not About Religious Freedom

It’s about giving people permission to discriminate based on faith — a situation that never ends well.

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UPDATE 2-Canada opens WTO case against United States over lumber duties

OTTAWA, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Canada on Tuesday formally opened a case against the United States at the World Trade Organization over a recent Commerce Department decision to impose duties on Canadian lumber exports, the foreign ministry said.

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Grammy nominations are out

Nominations for the 60th Annual Grammy Awards were announced Tuesday on "CBS This Morning."

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Jay-Z, Kendrick Lamar lead male-dominated Grammy nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Jay-Z's soul-baring album on love, life and social fractures led the Grammy Award nominations on Tuesday with eight nods in a list that saw women sidelined in some major categories and Katy Perry excluded completely.

Grammy Awards nytimes.com

Grammy Nominations 2018: Jay-Z and Kendrick Lamar Lead the Way

With all major awards shows under scrutiny for how they incorporate diversity, hip-hop and R&B dominate the major categories.

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Turkey, United States 'on same wavelength', to speak again this week: Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan said on Tuesday his talks with U.S. President Donald Trump last week were the first occasion in a long time the two NATO allies were "on the same wavelength" and they would speak against this week.

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BRIEF-United States Steel Makes Voluntary Pension Contribution

* UNITED STATES STEEL CORPORATION REDEEMS PORTION OF SENIOR SECURED NOTES DUE IN 2021, MAKES VOLUNTARY PENSION CONTRIBUTION

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BRIEF-TCF To Discontinue Indirect Auto Originations, Authorizes New Share Repurchase Program

* TCF TO DISCONTINUE INDIRECT AUTO ORIGINATIONS, AUTHORIZES NEW SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Ending NAFTA would hurt growth, competitiveness of United States, Canada: report

DETROIT (Reuters) - Terminating the North American Free Trade Agreement would harm the U.S. and Canadian economies and reduce their competitiveness versus Asia and Europe, a report issued by the Bank of Montreal said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Cowen and CEFC China announce mutual agreement to withdraw from filing with the committee on foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS)

* Cowen and CEFC China announce mutual agreement to withdraw from filing with the committee on foreign investment in the United States (CFIUS)

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RPT-UPDATE 4-Oil prices jump on Canadian pipeline disruption to United States

* Keystone crude deliveries to U.S. cut by 85 pct through Nov

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UPDATE 4-Oil prices jump on Canadian pipeline disruption to United States

* Keystone crude deliveries to U.S. cut by 85 pct through Nov

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UPDATE 3-Oil prices jump on Canadian pipeline disruption to United States

* Keystone crude deliveries to U.S. cut by 85 pct through Nov

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UPDATE 2-Oil prices rise on Canadian pipeline disruption to United States

* Keystone crude deliveries to U.S. cut by 85 pcy through Nov

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American, United settle World Trade Center developer's 9/11 claims

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

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World Trade Center developer settles with United, American over 9/11

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The developer of the World Trade Center site in New York has reached a $95.2 million settlement of all claims against American Airlines Group Inc, United Continental Holdings Inc and other aviation industry defendants stemming from the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks, which involved the carriers' hijacked planes.

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Gay romance 'Call Me By Your Name' leads indie Spirit nominations

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - "Call Me By Your Name," a coming-of-age drama of two young men falling in love, led the Independent Spirit Awards nominations on Tuesday.

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NAFTA nations lock horns on U.S. auto demands as fifth round ends

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Negotiators from the United States, Mexico and Canada square off on Tuesday for the last time in a fifth round of talks to rework the North American Free Trade Agreement, with stalemate brewing on a contentious proposal to ramp up regional content for autos.

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Burkina Faso recalls ambassador to Libya over "slave markets" report

OUAGADOUGOU (Reuters) - Burkina Faso's foreign minister said on Monday it had recalled its ambassador to Libya over a report that black African migrants were being auctioned as slaves there.

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It's too soon to celebrate Australia's vote for LGBT freedom

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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.

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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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US tumbles from 1st in ranking of top nations

America's brand has taken a major hit in the age of Trump.

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BRIEF-UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

* UNITED STATES LIME & MINERALS ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF REPURCHASE PROGRAM

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Nations keep global climate deal on track despite U.S. pullout

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - Nearly 200 nations made progress toward keeping a landmark 2015 global deal to tackle climate change on track at United Nations talks ending on Friday despite a U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to withdraw.

Islands nytimes.com

Island Nations, With No Time to Lose, Take Climate Response Into Their Own Hands

Island states that are least responsible for global emissions but most vulnerable to storms and rising seas are looking outside the United Nations process for aid.

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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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China minister warns against seduction of values by Western nations

BEIJING (Reuters) - Western countries are trying to push their culture and political values onto others, seducing them into abandoning their own, China's propaganda chief warned on Friday, saying the country must follow its own path.

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Nineteen nations say they'll use more bioenergy to slow climate change

BONN, Germany (Reuters) - China and 18 other nations representing half the world's population said on Thursday they planned to increase the use of wood and other plant matter from sustainable sources to generate energy as part of efforts to limit climate change.

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Exclusive: CONCACAF agrees to launch new Nations League

MANCHESTER, England (Reuters) - CONCACAF's governing council has agreed to launch a new Nations League tournament, for teams in North and Central America and the Caribbean, president Victor Montagliani told Reuters on Thursday.

Green Climate Fund nytimes.com

U.N. Climate Fund Promised Billions to Poor Nations. For Some, the Wait Is Long.

The Green Climate Fund was meant to help developing countries tackle climate change, but many of the most vulnerable nations have not seen any grants.

Building (Construction) nytimes.com

Iranians Are Outraged Over Shoddy Construction in Earthquake Zone

The largest hospital in the earthquake zone nearly collapsed. Iran’s president wants to investigate.

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Physicians may be biased against research from poor nations

(Reuters Health) - Physicians in England appear to favor research from high-income countries over research from low-income countries, a bias that could lead to reluctance to adopt cost-saving healthcare innovations, a new study suggests.

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Trump wants UCLA players to thank him for their freedom

Think about this: You've just spent nearly two weeks halfway around the world. You've spent most of the last 24 hours on a plane. Your body clock is somewhere between 12-14 hours ahead of Eastern Standard Time. You are 71 years old.

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BRIEF-UnitedHealth says ‍introduced Navigate4Me to offer personalized concierge services​

* Unitedhealth - ‍introduced Navigate4Me, to offer people enrolled in UnitedHealthcare Medicare Advantage plans personalized concierge services​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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The world looks to America to defend press freedom

Campaign Finance nytimes.com

A Growing Call to Limit Lawyers’ Donations to Prosecutors

After criticism in cases that involved the Trumps and Harvey Weinstein, the Manhattan district attorney says it’s time to limit contributions from defense lawyers.

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BRIEF-Jana Partners takes sole share stake in UnitedHealth, dissolves sole share stake in Cognizant

* Jana Partners LLC takes sole share stake of 227,730 shares in UnitedHealth Group Inc - SEC filing

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China premier says will protect South China Sea freedom of navigation

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will firmly safeguard freedom of navigation and overflight in the South China Sea, Premier Li Keqiang said on Tuesday at a regional summit in Manila, state news agency Xinhua reported.

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U.S. launches media fund for Hungary to aid press freedom

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - The United States said on Monday it would fund rural media outlets in Hungary to help train and equip journalists in defense of an independent media it sees subject to growing pressure and intimidation.

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BRIEF-United Technologies says ‍issued EUR 750 mln of floating rate notes due 2019​

* United Technologies says ‍issued EUR 750 million of floating rate notes due 2019​ - SEC filing

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United resumes Newark-Delhi flights after halt due to poor air quality

NEW YORK/SINGAPORE (Reuters) - United Airlines on Sunday resumed flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, according to the airline's website, after suspending the service temporarily over concerns about poor air quality in the Indian capital.

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Southeast Asian nations not taking South China Sea thaw for granted: draft

MANILA (Reuters) - Southeast Asian nations will not take a relative calm in the dispute over the South China Sea for granted, according to a draft of a statement to be issued during a summit meeting in Manila on Monday.

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BRIEF-Resmed updates on United Kingdom case with Fisher & Paykel​

* Ruling has no impact on Resmed's commercial operations in UK​

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United halts Newark-Delhi flights on poor air quality

NEW YORK (Reuters) - United Airlines has temporary suspended flights from Newark, New Jersey to New Delhi, India, on poor air quality concerns in the Indian capital, according to a company spokesman on Sunday.

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United States battle past Belarus to win 18th Fed Cup

MINSK (Reuters) - The United States put in a battling performance to beat hosts Belarus 3-2 on Sunday and win a record-extending 18th Fed Cup title, their first in 17 years.

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Stelter: Press freedom is YOUR freedom

Press freedom is YOUR freedom. That's the way I recommend thinking about "freedom of the press."

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Why press freedom is your freedom

Freedom of the press can seem like an abstract concept, meant to protect journalists. But CNN Senior Media Correspondent Brian Stelter explains it's actually about ensuring the freedom of every American citizen.

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Trans-Pacific trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last-minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival.