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Asia and Australia Edition: Bannon, California, Netanyahu: Your Morning Briefing

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

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French startup launches hydrogen-powered bicyles

PARIS (Reuters) - A French start-up has become the first company to start factory production of hydrogen-powered bicycles for use in corporate or municipal fleets.

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'Little girls don't stay little forever. They turn into strong women who return to destroy your world'

Kyle Stephens said she had her first sexual experience when she was 6 years old.

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Belgium to mark Merckx anniversary in 2019 Tour start

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Belgium will host the start of the Tour de France in 2019 with two stages paying homage to the country's greatest ever cyclist, Eddy Merckx, on the 50th anniversary of his first victory in the race.

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

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

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Why your sex drive is in low gear

As a sex therapist, the No. 1 complaint I hear from both women and men is low libido. They visit me on their own or as couples, perplexed by the seemingly inexplicable drop in desire, either their own or that of their partner.

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Pakistan clerics issue fatwa against 'un-Islamic' suicide bombings

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - More than 1,800 Pakistani Muslim clerics have issued an Islamic directive, or fatwa, forbidding suicide bombings, a book due to be unveiled by the government on Tuesday says.

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Europe Edition: Dolores O’Riordan, Baghdad, Romania: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Donald Trump, North Korea, Martin Luther King Jr.: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Why you'll want to double check your paycheck in February

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Asia and Australia Edition: Jakarta, North Korea, the Cranberries: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

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Top U.S. general says 'not giving up' on Pakistan ties

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The top U.S. military officer, Marine General Joseph Dunford, said on Monday he was committed to the U.S.-Pakistan relationship, which has been strained in recent weeks as Washington piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants.

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U.S. diplomat has talks Pakistan amid tension over Trump 'deceit' tweet

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A senior U.S. diplomat had talks in Pakistan on Monday following an outcry over President Donald Trump's accusation that the nuclear-armed South Asian state had engaged in "lies and deceit" as a U.S. ally in the war in neighboring Afghanistan.

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BRIEF-RNC Minerals Plans Initiatives To Allow Decision To Start Dumont Nickel-Cobalt Project Construction In 2019

* RNC MINERALS PLANS INITIATIVES TO ALLOW DECISION TO BEGIN CONSTRUCTION OF DUMONT NICKEL-COBALT PROJECT IN 2019; HIGHLIGHTS LARGE NICKEL AND COBALT RESERVES

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Nadal happy with rollicking start at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for tougher tests down the road by routing Dominican journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1 to sail into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

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Kyrgios off to flying start in Melbourne

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Home hope Nick Kyrgios launched his Australian Open campaign with a 6-1 6-2 6-4 demolition of Brazilian Rogerio Dutra Silva on Monday to continue his bright start to the year.

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BRIEF-Torex Begins Re-Start Of Operations At ELG Mine, Main Access Gate Blockade Remains In Place

* TOREX INITIATES RE-START OF OPERATIONS AT ELG MINE: BLOCKADE AT MAIN ACCESS GATE REMAINS IN PLACE

Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When America and Pakistan Fight, It’s Afghanistan That Suffers

How a monstrous pact between two countries keeps destroying another one.

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DACA, Hawaii, Australian Open: Your Monday Briefing

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

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Four Pakistani soldiers killed in Indian fire across tense Kashmir frontier

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Four Pakistani soldiers were killed on Monday in shelling by Indian forces in the disputed Kashmir region, the Pakistani army said, the latest clash between the nuclear-armed neighbors who have also been exchanging heated challenges.

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Golf: James starts another long drive to success

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

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Nadal charges into second round at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - A ruthless Rafa Nadal preserved his creaky knees for tougher tests down the road by routing Dominican journeyman Victor Estrella Burgos 6-1 6-1 6-1 to sail into the second round of the Australian Open on Monday.

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Coco goes bananas as Americans slip up at Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Coco Vandeweghe's petulant standoff over a shortage of bananas was the low point on a horror day for the United States at the Australian Open on Monday as a raft of American players skidded out of the season's first grand slam in the first round.

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Europe Edition: Mahmoud Abbas, Donald Trump, Tunisia: Your Monday Briefing

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

Tennis nytimes.com

Australian Open: Within Hours, Three Top Americans Fall

Sloane Stephens, Venus Williams and CoCo Vandeweghe — all U.S. Open semifinalists — did not make it out of the first round on Monday in Melbourne.

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Bencic sends Venus crashing out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Belinda Bencic sent an early shockwave through the Australian Open by dumping last year's finalist Venus Williams out of the first round with an impressive 6-3 7-5 win on Monday.

Abbas, Mahmoud nytimes.com

Abbas Calls Oslo Accords Dead and Blasts U.S.: ‘Damn Your Money!’

The Palestinian Authority leader assailed the Trump administration over its handling of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, vowing to reject American leadership of any peace talks.

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Colombia's ELN rebels must halt attacks, restart talks: U.N.

BOGOTA (Reuters) - Colombia's ELN rebel group must cease attacks and re-start peace talks with the government to end more than a half-century of war, United Nations Secretary General Antonio Guterres said on Sunday, amid renewed violence after the end of a ceasefire between the two sides.

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Highlights of Australian Open day one

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Highlights of Monday's opening day of the Australian Open, the first grand slam tournament of the year:

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Serial killer may be behind rape, murder of Pakistani girl

Pakistani authorities Sunday released a sketch of a man they believe picked up 7-year-old Zainab Ansari on the day she went missing.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Hawaii, North Korea, Iran: Your Monday Briefing

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

Venture Capital nytimes.com

Big Bets on A.I. Open a New Frontier for Chip Start-Ups, Too

Forty-five young companies are building processors just for artificial intelligence. At least five have raised more than $100 million from investors.

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Venus to battle Bencic as Australian Open gets underway

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - The Australian Open gets underway with a bang on Monday, with last year's finalist Venus Williams taking on resurgent Swiss talent Belinda Bencic in a much-anticipated clash of generations on Rod Laver Arena's center court.

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Trump, Hawaii, Montecito: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

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Bushfires shut Australia's Newcastle airport for second time in 24 hours

SYDNEY (Reuters) - The airport for the Australian city of Newcastle has canceled flights for the second time in 24 hours because of bushfires in the area, operator Newcastle Airport said on its Facebook page on Sunday.

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Tennis: Tomic slide continues with Australian Open failure

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Bernard Tomic's slide down the ATP rankings is set to continue after he fell 6-1 6-7 (5-7) 6-4 to Italy's Lorenzo Sonego in the final round of Australian Open qualifying on Sunday.

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For now, Australia's plans for cannabis market dominance are more smoke than fire

SYDNEY (Reuters) - When Australia said this month it would allow exports of medicinal cannabis in a bid to dominate a global market set to be worth $55 billion by 2025, investors scrambled to buy shares in marijuana companies - pushing several of them, and the sector as a whole, to record highs.

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Australia's Port Hedland reopens as Cyclone Joyce dissipates

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal reopened on Saturday afternoon after a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest dissipated, the port's operator said on Saturday evening.

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Queen says crown could break your neck

In a new Smithsonian Channel documentary airing January 14, Queen Elizabeth II recounts her 1953 coronation.

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What will it take to protect the other children of Pakistan?

Medical Devices nytimes.com

Opinion: Can Your Hip Replacement Kill You?

Many medical devices on the market have undergone no clinical testing at all.

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Kerber issues Australian Open warning with Sydney triumph

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Angelique Kerber continued her 2018 resurgence with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday, giving herself a welcome boost ahead of next week's Australian Open.

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Tennis: Kerber issues Australian Open warning with Sydney triumph

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Former world number one Angelique Kerber continued her 2018 resurgence with a 6-4 6-4 win over Ashleigh Barty in the Sydney International final on Saturday, giving herself a welcome boost ahead of next week's Australian Open.

Personal Finances nytimes.com

Your Money Adviser: Pay Down Those Credit Cards, Before Rates Rise Further

With the holidays behind us, now is the moment to wipe out balances — before interest rates continue their climb.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Mr. President, Your Toga Is Showing

Maybe he isn’t as unprecedented a leader as we think. All hail!

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CORRECTED-(OFFICIAL)-Which voice in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

LAS VEGAS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant?

Influenza nytimes.com

In the Flu Battle, Hydration and Elevation May Be Your Best Weapons

Bring on the soup: Fluids will help diminish your headache and bolster your immune response.

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Trump, Haiti, London: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Home Equity Loans nytimes.com

Your Money: With a Tax Deduction Gone, Is Home Equity a Smart Way to Pay for College?

The new tax law removes the ability to deduct interest paid on home equity loans. Will schools ask less of families, and should parents even use the loans to pay for school?

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Which voice in your fridge? Makers pick virtual assistants

LAS VEGAS, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Who would you rather have in your fridge? Alexa, Cortana, or some as-yet unknown virtual assistant?

Marriages nytimes.com

Opinion: Congrats on Your Engagement! Now Learn to Fight

Planning for conflict is more important than choosing a centerpiece.

Thai Food (Cuisine) nytimes.com

A Good Appetite: The Secret to Better Thai Dishes May Already Be in Your Fridge

Doctoring up a jar of red curry paste makes for a deeply flavored noodle dish.

Television nytimes.com

For Lorraine Hansberry, ‘A Raisin in the Sun’ Was Just the Start

The new documentary “Sighted Eyes/Feeling Heart” explores a more complex and complicated playwright than the civil rights figure known to most people.

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On sale now: Stylish sunglasses that fold to fit in your pocket

Tennis nytimes.com

Australian Open Begins a Challenging Season in Tennis

Familiar names on and off the court will be missing at the first Grand Slam of the year.

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The crown will break your neck, Queen says

A heavy crown. A jewelry heist. And the richest man in the world. Here's this week's politics-free side of the news.

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Navratilova backs Kvitova, Venus at Australian Open

(Reuters) - Former world number one Martina Navratilova believes Petra Kvitova's attacking style of play makes her one of the top contenders for next week's Australian Open, while Venus Williams' experience gives her the edge over the rest of the women's field.

Cooking and Cookbooks nytimes.com

Where Has This Treat Been All Your Life? Canada

With its flaky pastry, caramelized crust and bracingly sweet filling, the butter tart has it all.

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Crown will break your neck, Queen says

Britain's Queen Elizabeth has shared rare and private thoughts of her coronation for an upcoming BBC documentary, describing the Imperial State Crown as so heavy "your neck would break off."

Facebook Inc nytimes.com

Facebook Is Changing. What Does That Mean for Your News Feed?

The social network has implemented major changes to the types of posts, videos and photos that appear in your News Feed. Here is what you should expect.

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Pakistan army chief says nation felt "betrayed" at U.S. criticism

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan's army chief told a top U.S. general the nation "felt betrayed" at criticism that it was not doing enough to fight terrorism, the military said on Friday, after U.S. President Donald Trump accused Pakistan of "lies and deceit".

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Donald Trump, N.S.A., Facebook: Your Friday Briefing

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

Real Estate and Housing (Residential) nytimes.com

Getting a Roommate in Your Golden Years

As the baby boomers age, some are choosing to stay in their homes and take in boarders to help pay the rent or lend a hand with household chores.

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Australia's Port Hedland set to reopen as Cyclone Joyce moves away

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal will likely reopen on Saturday after Australia's weather bureau cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest, the port's operator said on Friday.

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Australia's weather bureau drops Port Hedland warning as Cyclone Joyce nears land

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's weather bureau has cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest on Friday and dropped its warning for high winds at iron ore terminal Port Hedland.

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Europe Edition: Brexit, Facebook, Julian Assange: Your Friday Briefing

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

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

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

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

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Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.

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Lemon to Trump supporters: Bless your heart

CNN's Don Lemon responds to President Trump's reported comments criticizing immigrants coming to the US from what he called "shithole countries."

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Japan starts chicken cull after confirming bird flu outbreak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.

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California, Walmart, Eric Greitens: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

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Australia's weather bureau downgrades forecast severity of Cyclone Joyce

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's weather bureau has cut the forecast strength of a cyclone bearing down on the continent's far northwest on Friday.

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'A mad scramble': How Trump tweet on Pakistan blindsided U.S. officials

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A surprise New Year's Day tweet by President Donald Trump in which he appeared to decree an end to U.S. aid for Pakistan, sent U.S. officials scrambling to suspend security assistance without even knowing how much aid they were freezing, four U.S. officials said.

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Fossil of dinosaur swept away in ancient Australian river found

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In sandstone next to the high tide mark at the edge of Bass Strait in southeastern Australia, scientists have unearthed fossils of a two-legged, turkey-sized, plant-eating dinosaur apparently swept away in a large, powerful ancient river.

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These companies want to help with your New Year's resolutions

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, California, Ecuador: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Newly discovered dinosaur was the size of a turkey -- and Australian

Scientists have discovered a species of dinosaur that roamed between Australia and Antarctica 113 million years ago.

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UPDATE 3-Strike threat looms as labour talks start in Germany

* Germany is Europe's economic powerhouse (Adds comments after talks, opinion poll)

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Protests held across Pakistan after 7-year-old girl's rape and murder

LAHORE, Pakistan (Reuters) - Protests broke out across Pakistan on Thursday after the rape and murder of a 7-year-old girl in a district south of Lahore, due to public anger at what is seen as the authorities' failure to investigate such cases.

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Journalist says she started notorious list of allegations against men in the media

Walmart Stores Inc nytimes.com

Walmart, Citing Tax Cuts, Will Raise Starting Wages and Expand Benefits

The nation’s largest employer said on Thursday that would increase its minimum hourly wage to $11 from $9, expand parental leave benefits and give some workers a $1,000 bonus.

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Polish parliament starts work on further restricting abortion

WARSAW (Reuters) - Poland's parliament has started work on a new abortion law, in the conservative government second bid to tighten rules that are already among Europe's toughest.

Human Rights and Human Rights Violations nytimes.com

‘The New Normal’ in Pakistan: a Journalist on the Run From Gunmen

Taha Siddiqui, a reporter and frequent critic of Pakistan’s military, escaped an attack by a dozen men who diverted his car just outside the capital.

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What happens when you give your kids a 'Yes Day'

Ask my son whether he needs another toy, and he will tell you, without hesitation, "yes." Ask my husband and me whether our son needs another toy, and we will emit a groan familiar to any parents who are sick not only of organizing toys but of organizing the various baskets, boxes and other vessels they've purchased to store the nevertheless-uncontainable toys.

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Global business jet market starting to recover: Dassault Aviation chief

PARIS (Reuters) - The global business jet market, which had been bruised by the 2007-08 financial crisis, has started to show signs of recovery, the head of France's Dassault Aviation said on Thursday.

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‘Dreamers,’ 7-Eleven, Michelle Williams: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Global business jet market starting to recover -Dassault Aviation chief

PARIS, Jan 11 (Reuters) - The global business jet market, which had been bruised by the 2007-08 financial crisis, has started to show signs of recovery, the head of France's Dassault Aviation said on Thursday.

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Federer to open Australia Open against Bedene

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Roger Federer will open his Australian Open title defense against Slovenian Aljaz Bedene next week, while top seed Rafa Nadal, the losing finalist last year, was paired with Dominican Victor Estrella Burgos at the draw on Thursday.

Data Storage nytimes.com

A Beginner’s Guide to Backing Up All of Your Photos

Whether they’re digital photos on your smartphone or old negatives in your attic, here’s how to get started tackling your photo clutter.

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Californian man dies hiking Australia's sweltering outback

SYDNEY (Reuters) - An American tourist has died in the Australian outback while hiking though sweltering conditions on the Larapinta Trail, renowned for its ancient Aboriginal sacred sites, police said on Thursday.

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Europe Edition: Migrants, Catalonia, CES: Your Thursday Briefing

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

businessNews reuters.com

LG Electronics to start operating U.S. washing machine factory in fourth-quarter 2018

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics plans to start operating its new washing machine factory in the United States in the fourth quarter this year, its chief executive said on Thursday.

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LG Elec to start operating U.S. washing machine factory in Q4 2018

SEOUL, Jan 11 (Reuters) - South Korea's LG Electronics plans to start operating its new washing machine factory in the United States in the fourth quarter this year, its chief executive said on Thursday.

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Australia's Port Hedland clearing out ships as Cyclone Joyce intensifies

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal was clearing all vessels from its harbor on Thursday as a tropical cyclone intensified off the western Australian coast, Pilbara Ports Authority said.

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Will enough tax be withheld from your paycheck?

entertainmentNews reuters.com

Fans shake, rattle and roll at Australia's Elvis festival

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Hundreds of hip-shaking and wig-wearing Elvis Presley lookalikes and fans of the late King of Rock and Roll took trains from Sydney bound for Australia's annual Elvis festival on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Australian retail sales surge on iPhone, Black Friday bonanza

* Suggests consumer spending rebounded in Q4, adding to GDP growth

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CORRECTED-Australian retail sales surge on iPhone, Black Friday bonanza

SYDNEY, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Australian retail sales boasted the biggest monthly rise in four years in November as consumers splashed out on Apple iPhones and Black Friday promotions, a major boost for an economy that had been struggling with sluggish spending.

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Thiem an Australian Open doubt after Kooyong withdrawal

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Dominic Thiem's preparations for the Australian Open suffered another setback on Thursday when the world number five was forced to pull out of the Kooyong Classic exhibition tournament.

environmentNews reuters.com

Australia's Port Hedland says clearing port due to cyclone fears

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's Port Hedland iron ore terminal has begun clearing all vessels in its harbor as a tropical storm intensifies off the western Australian coast, Pilbara Ports Authority said on Thursday.

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Australian retail sales surge on iPhone, Black Friday bonanza

SYDNEY, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Australian retail sales boasted the biggest monthly rise in four years in November as consumers splashed out on Apple iPhones and Black Friday promotions, a major boost for an economy that had been struggling with sluggish spending.

nytimes.com

7-Eleven, California, Tonya Harding: Your Wednesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

cnn.com

White House personal cell ban starts next week

The White House ban on staffers using personal cellphones in the West Wing will go into effect next Tuesday, according to an internal memo sent Wednesday by chief of staff John Kelly.

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Evergreen Federer is clear Australian Open favorite

(Reuters) - Roger Federer is the "clear favorite" to retain his Australian Open title over an injury-riddled field when the first grand slam of the season starts next week in Melbourne, tennis analysts said on Wednesday.

nytimes.com

Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, California, Kodak: Your Thursday Briefing

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

businessNews reuters.com

Real estate investing startup Cadre partners with Goldman Sachs

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York-based real estate investment company Cadre has partnered with Goldman Sachs Group Inc to allow the bank's private wealth management clients to invest through the startup's platform.

technologyNews reuters.com

Finnish police starts investigations over forest company hacking

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland's National Bureau of Investigation (NBI) said on Wednesday it would start investigations on a suspected data breach at Metsa Group, one of the Nordic country's largest forest companies.

nytimes.com

DACA, Gerrymandering, California: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

worldNews reuters.com

Anti-establishment Pakistani journalist escapes kidnap attempt

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A Pakistani journalist, known for criticizing his country's military establishment, said on Wednesday he had narrowly escaped being kidnapped by armed men, in an incident that came months after he complained of being harassed by the security services.

environmentNews reuters.com

Port Hedland may clear ships as storm builds off Australia

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Vessels may be cleared from Australia's Port Hedland, the world's biggest iron ore export terminal, as early as Thursday as a safety precaution because of a tropical storm, port manager Pilbara Ports Authority said on Wednesday.

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Europe Edition: North Korea, Stephen Bannon, Snow: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Nadal begins new era without mentor Toni in Australia

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Rafael Nadal showed that talk of his demise had been exaggerated by winning the French and U.S. Open titles last year although he faces a battle to repeat those feats without his lifelong coach and uncle Toni while also fighting familiar injury troubles.

environmentNews reuters.com

Corals die, farmers suffer through Australia's third-hottest year

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia had its third-hottest year on record in 2017, the country's weather bureau said on Wednesday, as global warming changed the continent's climate and farmers warned unpredictable seasons are hurting the $47 billion agricultural sector.

Federal Taxes (US) nytimes.com

Power Companies Got a Tax Cut. Will Your Bill Reflect It?

Some utilities say they will pass savings from the tax law to ratepayers. Attorneys general in several states are calling for federal action as well.

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Bannon, North Korea, El Salvador: Your Tuesday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Medicine and Health nytimes.com

Birth Control Your Own Adventure

How my side effects made me four different people

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Asia and Australia Edition: Winter Olympics, Macron, H&M: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

businessNews reuters.com

Tesla says solar roof production has started in Buffalo

(Reuters) - Tesla Inc said on Tuesday it began manufacturing its premium solar roof tiles at the company's Buffalo, New York factory last month and has started surveying the homes of customers who made a deposit of $1,000 to reserve the product last year.

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

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

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Seven killed, 23 injured in Pakistan blast aimed at police truck

QUETTA, Pakistan (Reuters) - A bomb went off in the center of the Pakistani city of Quetta, capital of the province of Balochistan, killing seven people and wounding 23 on Tuesday, police and hospital officials said.

cnn.com

Australian same-sex couples say 'I do'

As the clocks struck midnight on Tuesday, dozens of same-sex couples tied the knot in Australia, marking the first legal ceremonies of their kind in the country.

Olympic Games (2018) nytimes.com

Suddenly, an Olympic Charm Offensive From Kim Jong-un

The announcement that North Korea would participate in the Games was welcomed in the South, but few believed that Mr. Kim was motivated by the Olympic spirit.

worldNews reuters.com

'Is that it?' No new start for UK's May with reshuffle

LONDON (Reuters) - It was meant to be a fresh start to put a year of gaffes, scandals and an ill-judged election behind Britain's Theresa May, but so far it only seems to have made matters worse.

Movies nytimes.com

For Your Reconsideration: Supporting Whom, Exactly?

Lead film performances demoted so as not to split the vote (we’re looking at you, Armie Hammer) take away spots from worthy pros like Rob Morgan in “Mudbound.”

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El Salvador, Oprah Winfrey, Alabama Crimson Tide: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

Interior Design and Furnishings nytimes.com

How to Choose the Right Dining Table for Your Home

Attention to not just the size and shape, but the construction, style, and materials will make sure you buy a table you’ll love for years to come.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: How Not to Engage With Pakistan

President Trump’s attempt at humiliating and punishing Pakistan won’t work. Pakistan has greater leverage over us than we imagine.

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Europe Edition: Libya, Donald Trump, El Salvador: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

sportsNews reuters.com

Wawrinka, Nadal give Australian Open huge boost

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champions Stan Wawrinka and Rafa Nadal gave Australian Open organizers a massive boost on Tuesday when they both said they were looking forward to next week's season opening grand slam after battling long-term injuries.

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Midnight marriages usher in Australia's same-sex wedding laws

SYDNEY (Reuters) - At the stroke of midnight and in the early hours of Tuesday morning dozens of same-sex couples exchanged wedding vows across Australia as laws making the nation the 26th in the world to legalize gay marriage took effect.

sportsNews reuters.com

Wawrinka gives Australian Open huge boost

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Former champion Stan Wawrinka gave Australian Open organisers a massive boost on Tuesday when he told reporters he was feeling "really positive" about the new season and was keen to get back on court.

sportsNews reuters.com

Australia impatient for home champion at Melbourne Park

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - For a tournament branded the "happy slam" by Roger Federer, the Australian Open has given little cheer to home players.

companyNews reuters.com

CORRECTED-Minimum wage hike has rocky start in Canada's Ontario province

TORONTO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - A steep minimum wage increase that went into effect on Jan. 1 in Ontario, Canada's most populous province, has had a rocky start as some employers cut workers' hours and benefits to reduce its impact on the bottom line.

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El Salvador, Oprah Winfrey, Stephen K. Bannon: Your Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

Enterprise Zones nytimes.com

Horgos Journal: A Visa-Free Zone Welcomes Your Wallet. But Maybe Not Your Beard.

It’s unusually easy to enter a special economic development zone between China and Kazakhstan, unless your garb suggests you have Islamist leanings.

cnn.com

Your pizza could come in a self-driving van

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Asia and Australia Edition: Oprah Winfrey, El Salvador, Iran: Your Tuesday Briefing

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

worldNews reuters.com

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

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

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Princess Charlotte starts nursery school

Britain's Princess Charlotte, youngest child of the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge, started nursery school on Monday.

peopleNews reuters.com

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

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

worldNews reuters.com

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

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

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Gain Capital announces ‍launch Of Bitcoin Trading In Australia, Singapore On Co's City Index Branded Service​

* GAIN CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC - ‍LAUNCH OF BITCOIN TRADING IN AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE ON COMPANY'S CITY INDEX BRANDED SERVICE​

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Theresa May Starts to Reshuffle U.K. Cabinet

The British prime minister is hoping to increase her authority as Britain continues to negotiate the terms of its exit from the European Union.

companyNews reuters.com

BRIEF-Metlife Inc Announces Launch Of Two Insurtech Investment Programs For Start-Up Cos

* METLIFE INC - ANNOUNCED LAUNCH OF TWO INSURTECH INVESTMENT PROGRAMS FOR START-UP COS, METLIFE DIGITAL VENTURES AND METLIFE DIGITAL ACCELERATOR Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

businessNews reuters.com

U.S. bank gains from tax law start with red ink

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. bank executives and investors expect a long-term boost from the new federal tax code, but the biggest lenders will first need to book multi-billion-dollar charges that will muddle fourth-quarter results.

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Stephen Bannon, Golden Globes, Consumer Electronics Show: Your Monday Briefing

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

businessNews reuters.com

World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

companyNews reuters.com

GLOBAL MARKETS-World stock rally rolls on with best start in eight years

LONDON, Jan 8 (Reuters) - World stock markets hovered close to all-time highs on Monday as the best start to a year in eight years showed little sign of running out of steam, with the combination of strong global growth and low inflation powering the appetite for risk.

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Europe Edition: Stephen Bannon, Golden Globes, Angela Merkel: Your Monday Briefing

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

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-Australia forecasts 20 pct iron ore price drop in 2018 as China demand eases

* LNG exports on the rise (Adds iron ore price milestone, UBS, Citi forecasts)

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UPDATE 1-Australia forecasts 20 pct iron ore price drop in 2018 as China demand eases

* LNG exports on the rise (Adds liquefied natural gas forecasts)

worldNews reuters.com

Vietnam starts high-profile trial over oil firm losses

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam put 22 executives on trial over losses at the state oil firm on Monday, including a businessman Germany accuses Hanoi of kidnapping from a Berlin park and the communist state's first politburo member to face trial in decades.

cnn.com

Golden Globes start award season under a big spotlight

All eyes will be on Hollywood Sunday night, and not just for stargazing.

Australia nytimes.com

How Hot Was It in Australia? Hot Enough to Melt Asphalt

A short-lived but blistering heat wave brought near-record temperatures to large areas of Australia, including a high of 117 degrees in a Sydney suburb.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, Jerusalem, Golden Globes: Your Monday Briefing

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

sportsNews reuters.com

Kyrgios wins Brisbane tennis title in Australian Open boost

(Reuters) - Nick Kyrgios beat Ryan Harrison 6-4 6-2 in the Brisbane International final on Sunday to clinch his maiden tour title on home soil and gain a big confidence boost ahead of the Australian Open.

topNews reuters.com

Cornered Merkel upbeat as starts government talks with center-left

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

nytimes.com

Trump, Palestinians, Golden Globes: Your Weekend Briefing

Here’s what you need to know about the week’s top stories.

worldNews reuters.com

Merkel optimistic at start of government talks with Social Democrats

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

worldNews reuters.com

Nigeria starts large scale evacuation of its citizens from Libya

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - Nigeria is starting flights to evacuate thousands of its citizens from Libya which will continue until all those wanting to return home have done so, its foreign minister said on Saturday.

sportsNews reuters.com

Halep warms up for Australian Open with Shenzhen tennis title win

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

sportsNews reuters.com

Svitolina sends Australian Open warning with Brisbane tennis title triumph

(Reuters) - Ukrainian Elina Svitolina got the perfect boost ahead of the Australian Open by lifting the Brisbane International title with a 6-2 6-1 win over qualifier Aliaksandra Sasnovich on Saturday.

vis-multimedia nytimes.com

Humira’s Best-Selling Drug Formula: Start at a High Price. Go Higher.

AbbVie’s anti-inflammatory drug Humira was never cheap, selling for about $19,000 a year in 2012. It’s gone up by 100 percent since then.

environmentNews reuters.com

Bushfires destroy buildings in Australia as heatwave melts highway surface

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Bushfires in Australia destroyed buildings and threatened lives on Saturday as a heatwave in three states brought temperatures strong enough to melt the bitumen on a highway.

companyNews reuters.com

U.S. agency starts review for Alaska mine project opposed by environmentalists

ANCHORAGE, Alaska, Jan 5 (Reuters) - U.S. regulators formally launched a review process on Friday that could produce a permit a Canadian mining group needs to build the Pebble Mine copper and gold project in southwest Alaska, which is opposed by environmentalists. The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, the federal agency that regulates the development and dredging of wetlands, has published the completed permit application from the Pebble Limited Partnership on its website.

Names, Organizational nytimes.com

Wealth Matters: There’s More to Naming a Company After Yourself Than Ego

For some entrepreneurs, their name is the only logical choice for a company. But problems arise with the success and failure of a namesake business.

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Editorial: Pakistan, the Endlessly Troublesome Ally

The country has played a double game, accepting American funding while backing militants who protect Pakistani interests in Afghanistan and Kashmir.

worldNews reuters.com

U.S. weighs Pakistani blowback as it piles pressure on Islamabad

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is examining ways to mitigate any Pakistani retaliation as it piles pressure on Islamabad to crack down on militants, a senior U.S. official said on Friday, cautioning that U.S. action could extend beyond a new freeze in aid.

nytimes.com

Sessions, Bannon, Golden Globes: Your Friday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

cnn.com

How to protect your devices from Spectre and Meltdown chip flaws

cnn.com

Your next home could be made of bacteria

Children and Childhood nytimes.com

Gray Matter: Is Your Child Lying to You? That’s Good

Kids who know how to deceive are smarter and better adjusted.

topNews reuters.com

FBI agent describes grisly warehouse in start of body broker's trial

DETROIT (Reuters) - The warehouse of a Michigan man who sold donated body parts to researchers was littered with dead flies, dog bowls and human remains “frozen together in flesh-on-flesh chunks,” a federal agent testified Friday.

topNews reuters.com

Pakistani minister decries U.S. as 'friend who always betrays'

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards Pakistan as "a friend who always betrays" after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years.

cnn.com

Your 2018 Golden Globes viewing guide

Hollywood's award season unofficially kicks off Sunday at the 75th Golden Globe Awards. The event, where roughly 90 members of the Hollywood Foreign Press Association honor the best in film and television, has a reputation for surprising water-cooler moments.

Theater nytimes.com

Vows: ‘Waitress’ Star Has a Tip for You: Marry Your Best Friend

Betsy Wolfe, a Broadway actress, marries Adam Krauthamer, a French horn player (who also knows how to make a good cup of coffee).

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

Your Money: When It Costs Double to Let Your 12-Year-Old Fly Alone

Southwest will let 12-year-olds fly solo. Other airlines want them (and 13- and 14-year-olds) in their unaccompanied minor programs for an extra $150 each way. But why?

cnn.com

Analysis: Trump is blaming Pakistan for Afghanistan's woes

It's an old tactic for an old war, but it shows the focus and emotions are fresh for the Trump administration. By suspending hundreds of millions of dollars of security aid to Pakistan, the White House is striking the first geopolitical blow of its renewed war in Afghanistan. And it's a familiar -- and not entirely unfair -- message: if the war isn't going well, Pakistan is to blame.

cnn.com

Can I buy legal weed today? Your pot questions, answered

It was a week of highs and lows for marijuana enthusiasts. Only three days after California opened its first legal weed dispensary, becoming the latest US state to trade in kosher cannabis, a massive reversal from the Justice Department has left the burgeoning industry in doubt.

topNews reuters.com

Pakistan criticizes 'shifting goalposts' after U.S. aid suspension

ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - Pakistan said on Friday U.S. "arbitrary deadlines" and its shifting of goalposts were counterproductive to defeating common security threats in the region after the United States slashed aid to Pakistan.

Terrorism nytimes.com

Cutting Off Pakistan, U.S. Takes Gamble in Complex Afghan War

With the Taliban war already pushing the Afghan government to the brink, it is unclear who will be most disrupted: Pakistan, or U.S. allies in Afghanistan.

businessNews reuters.com

Exclusive: Renault-Nissan sets up $200 million fund to tap startups: sources

PARIS (Reuters) - The Renault-Nissan-Mitsubishi alliance is pooling $200 million in a new mobility tech fund, three sources said, in the latest move by major carmakers to adapt to rapid industry change by investing in startups through their own venture capital arms.

nytimes.com

Donald Trump, New York City, Brendan Byrne: Your Friday Briefing

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

worldNews reuters.com

Second time lucky? Merkel starts over with coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, weakened by an election setback in September, launches a second bid to build a coalition government on Sunday when she sits down with the Social Democrats (SPD) for exploratory talks.

Renting and Leasing (Real Estate) nytimes.com

How Does Your Landlord Calculate Your Rent?

Big institutional landlords probably use algorithms, but small landlords who know their tenants well sometimes have a hard time raising the rent.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

U.S. to Start Korean Trade Talks Amid Rising Tensions

The renegotiation of the agreement between the United States and South Korea comes at a critical time, as North Korea seeks to drive a wedge between the allies.

cnn.com

Start a new (good) habit, kill an old (bad) one

Odds are, you are trying to break a bad habit or institute a good one right now. As a species, we are impressively committed to self-improvement, and most of us believe that habits are an effective means to that end.

cnn.com

Serena Williams withdraws from Australian Open

Serena Williams won't be defending her Australian Open title after the American withdrew from the first grand slam of the 2018 season, saying she needs "more time" after giving birth last year.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 2-Boardriders Inc to buy Australia's Billabong for about $155 mln

* Billabong shares rise 2.8 pct to A$0.99 (Recasts and adds buyer comment, analyst quote and shares)

nytimes.com

Europe Edition: Stephen Bannon, Turkey, Pakistan: Your Friday Briefing

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

topNews reuters.com

U.S. suspends at least $900 million in security aid to Pakistan

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending at least $900 million in security assistance to Pakistan until it takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network militant groups.

worldNews reuters.com

Peru's pardoned Fujimori leaves clinic, starts life as free man

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's recently-pardoned former authoritarian leader Alberto Fujimori left a hospital as a free man for the first time in 12 years on Thursday, waving to his supporters from a wheelchair before entering a car with his lawmaker son Kenji.

sportsNews reuters.com

Serena Williams pulls out of Australian Open

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Serena Williams reluctantly pulled out of this year's Australian Open on Friday, the American saying that while she is close to regaining full fitness after giving birth to her first child in September, she is not ready to defend her title.

companyNews reuters.com

UPDATE 1-Boardriders Inc to buy Australia's Billabong for about $155 mln

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Sports apparel seller Billabong International Ltd said on Friday it had entered an agreement with Boardriders Inc for the U.S.-based firm to buy the Australian company for about A$197.7 million ($155 million).

worldNews reuters.com

U.S. suspends security aid to Pakistan over militant groups

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Thursday it was suspending an undisclosed amount of security assistance to Pakistan, which two officials said was worth more than $255 million, until Islamabad takes action against the Afghan Taliban and the Haqqani network.

environmentNews reuters.com

Starfish eating Australia's Great Barrier Reef alarm scientists

SYDNEY (Reuters) - A major outbreak of coral-eating crown of thorns starfish has been found munching Australia's world heritage-listed Great Barrier Reef, scientists said on Friday, prompting the government to begin culling the spiky marine animals.

companyNews reuters.com

Boardriders Inc to buy Australia's Billabong for about $155 mln

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Sports apparel seller Billabong International Ltd said on Friday it had entered an agreement with Boardriders Inc for the U.S.-based firm to buy the company for about A$197.7 million ($155 million).

nytimes.com

Bomb Cyclone, Bannon, Pakistan: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

Here’s what you need to know at the end of the day.

politicsNews reuters.com

Trump lawsuit over White House book 'nonstarter,' legal experts say

(Reuters) - Any lawsuits by President Donald Trump against former chief strategist Steve Bannon or the author and publisher of a book depicting a chaotic White House and Trump as out of his depth would almost certainly fail and could lead to more damaging disclosures, legal experts said.

cnn.com

US suspends security aid to Pakistan

The United States is suspending security assistance to Pakistan over what it sees as a failure by the Pakistani government to adequately clamp down on terror groups within its borders, the State Department announced Thursday.