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Iraq's supreme court rules against election delay

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's Supreme Federal Court on Sunday ruled against calls by Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers to delay a parliamentary election, expected to be called for May, to allow hundreds of thousands of people displaced by war to return home.

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Vowing anti-graft revolution, Mexican governor shakes election

CHIHUAHUA, Mexico (Reuters) - Invoking Pancho Villa's revolutionary legacy and armed with a hard-hitting corruption investigation into the country's ruling party, the governor of border state Chihuahua is shaking up Mexico's presidential election, without being in the race.

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Honduran security forces battle protesters as election chaos lingers

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - Honduran soldiers and police clashed with protesters blocking roads across the Central American country on Saturday, as discontent continues to fester nearly two months after a disputed presidential election.

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Iraqi parliament postpones vote on election date

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraq's parliament failed on Saturday to approve May 12 as the election date, as suggested by the government, as Sunni and Kurdish lawmakers demanded a delay to allow hundreds of thousands of war-displaced people to return home.

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UPDATE 1-Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

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Mexico ruling party hopeful proposes graft law to boost election campaign

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Struggling to kick-start his campaign and clean up the image of the graft-stained ruling party he hopes to lead to election victory, Mexican presidential hopeful Jose Antonio Meade on Friday proposed tougher anti-corruption legislation.

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Egypt's Sisi to run for second term in March election

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi said on Friday he will run for a second term in office in an election in March, which the former military commander is widely expected to win.

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Twitter to notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during U.S. elections

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Twitter Inc, which is reviewing Russian interference during the 2016 U.S. elections, said on Friday it would notify some of its users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service.

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BRIEF-Helios And Matheson Analytics Says Co And Moviepass Entered Into Amendment No. 1 To Voting Agreement

* HELIOS AND MATHESON ANALYTICS - ON JAN 16, CO AND MOVIEPASS INC ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT NO. 1 TO VOTING AGREEMENT-SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Core Molding And Subsidiary Entered Into Amended And Restated Credit Agreement - SEC Filing​

* CORE MOLDING TECHNOLOGIES INC - ‍ON JANUARY 16, 2018, COMPANY AND SUBSIDIARY ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT - SEC FILING​

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German election would further harm SPD, Schulz warns

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats on Friday urged members of his center-left party to endorse coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives or risk facing new elections that could further damage the party.

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Russia's Constitutional Court rejects Putin critic Navalny's election complaint: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Constitutional Court has refused to review a complaint from opposition leader Alexei Navalny over a ban on him running in a March presidential election citing legal problems with it, the RIA news agency reported on Friday.

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WSJ: Cohen paid porn star through private LLC created just weeks before election

Just weeks before the 2016 presidential election, President Donald Trump's lawyer formed a private LLC to pay a former porn star in exchange for not speaking publicly about an alleged sexual encounter with the then-candidate, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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Trump goes to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special House election

CORAOPOLIS, Pa. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump traveled to western Pennsylvania on Thursday to show his backing for the Republican candidate in a special congressional election where Democrats are hoping to score another upset victory in Trump-friendly territory.

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Trump flies to Pennsylvania to help Republican in special election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a critical loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump is wading back into congressional politics on Thursday when he travels to western Pennsylvania to signal his backing for the party's candidate in a special election.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa announces election in four to five months

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve Robert Mugabe.

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Nigeria's Buhari says doesn't know if he will seek re-election

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he does not know if he will seek re-election in 2019 and the decision is personal and also for Nigerians.

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Nigeria's Buhari doesn't know if he will seek re-election: radio interview

ABUJA (Reuters) - Nigerian President Muhammadu Buhari said on Thursday he does not know if he will seek re-election in 2019.

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Zimbabwe's Mnangagwa says to hold elections in four to five months

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, a newspaper on Thursday quoted President Emmerson Mnangagwa as saying, the first time since independence the southern African state will conduct a vote that does not involve former ruler Robert Mugabe.

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Trump looks to boost Republican in Pennsylvania special election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a disastrous loss for Republicans in Alabama last month, President Donald Trump will again wade into congressional politics on Thursday when he travels to western Pennsylvania to signal support for the Republican candidate in a special election there.

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UPDATE 2-Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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REFILE-UPDATE 1-Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 17 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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Twitter may notify users exposed to Russian propaganda during 2016 election

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Twitter may notify users whether they were exposed to content generated by a suspected Russian propaganda service, a company executive told U.S. lawmakers on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Corcept Therapeutics, Dohmen Entered Into Settlement Agreement And Mutual Release Of Any And All Claims That May Have Existed Between Parties

* CORCEPT THERAPEUTICS - CO, DOHMEN ENTERED INTO SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT AND MUTUAL RELEASE OF ANY AND ALL CLAIMS THAT MAY HAVE EXISTED BETWEEN PARTIES

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Gerrymandering case reaches Pennsylvania court with stakes for 2018 election

HARRISBURG, Pa. (Reuters) - Pennsylvania's high court will hear arguments on Wednesday on whether the state's congressional districts were illegally drawn to benefit Republican lawmakers, a case that could have major ramifications for the 2018 midterm elections.

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Future of Catalonia unclear as its parliament meets for first time since election

MADRID (Reuters) - The Catalan parliament will meet on Wednesday in a first step toward forming a local government after December's elections but questions remain over whether the wealthy northeastern region will continue to push for a split from Spain.

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How three elections are snarling the immigration fight

The immigration imbroglio gripping Washington is a symptom of a broader reality: American politics is being held hostage to three nation-changing elections -- one past and two that are yet to come.

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Fox News shelved Stormy Daniels-Trump story before election

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BRIEF-Interdigital Says Certain Units Of Co Entered Settlement Agreement With Pegatron Corp​

* INTERDIGITAL INC - ‍ON JAN. 16, 2018, CERTAIN UNITS OF CO ENTERED INTO AN AMENDED PATENT LICENSE AGREEMENT AND SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH PEGATRON CORP​

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Warning light: Mexican car sales slump ahead of election

MEXICO CITY, Jan 16 (Reuters) - Car dealerships in Mexico City have kicked off the new year offering "clearance sales" and free insurance as 2017 models collect dust on their lots, a reminder that consumer nerves over high interest rates could slow the economy ahead of elections.

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Russian pollster pulls pre-election research over closure fears

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's only major independent pollster, the Levada Center, said on Tuesday it had stopped publishing polls about the forthcoming presidential election because it feared the authorities might shut it down for perceived meddling.

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New bill targets Russia, others for future election interference

Lawmakers are set to introduce a bill that would punish any nation that tries to influence a US election, adding extra sanctions against Russia if it once again tries to interfere.

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Olympics: Norwegian biathlete Bjoerndalen misses out on Games selection

(Reuters) - Norway's Ole Einar Bjoerndalen, the most decorated Winter Olympian of all time, will not take part in this year's Games in Pyeongchang after missing out on selection for the team, the Norwegian Biathlon Association said on Monday.

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Nephew of assassinated president Sadat says Egypt too repressive for election bid

CAIRO (Reuters) - The nephew of assassinated Egyptian president Anwar al-Sadat said on Monday he would not, as widely expected, challenge incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi in the presidential election because an environment of fear surrounds the vote.

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In Czech Election, a Choice Between Leaning East or West

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

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Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election, in alliance with Iran-backed group

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi on Sunday announced he would stand for re-election on May 12 at the head of a cross-sectarian bloc, and received the support of a powerful Shi'ite group close to Iran.

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Iran's Rouhani mocks Trump's failure to keep election pledge

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani mocked Donald Trump for failing to kill off the Iran nuclear deal despite the US leader's 2016 election promise to do so.

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Iraqi PM Abadi to seek re-election in May vote

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi announced on Sunday his candidacy for the May 12 parliamentary elections to choose a prime minister.

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Chelsea Manning seeks Maryland U.S. Senate seat: election filing

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Chelsea Manning, the transgender U.S. Army soldier who served seven years in military prison for leaking classified data, is seeking the Democratic Party's nomination for the U.S. Senate seat from Maryland, according to Federal election filings seen on Saturday.

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Incumbent Zeman leads Czech presidential election: half votes counted

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Incumbent Milos Zeman led the first round of the Czech Republic's presidential election on Saturday with 41.99 percent of the vote, results from 51.3 percent of voting districts showed.

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New U.S. sanctions attempt to influence Russia before election: Tass

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A new round of U.S. sanctions expected against Moscow is an attempt to influence Russia's domestic affairs ahead of a presidential election, Deputy Foreign Minister Sergei Ryabkov was quoted as saying on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Williams-Sonoma Says Entered Amended And Restated Credit Agreement To Credit Agreement Dated Nov 19, 2014

* WILLIAMS-SONOMA SAYS ON JAN 8, ENTERED SEVENTH AMENDED AND RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT AMENDING AND REPLACING CO'S CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED NOV 19, 2014

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BRIEF-Energous Corp Says On Jan 11, Co Entered Into Distribution Agreement With Raymond James & Associates, Inc

* ENERGOUS CORP - ON JAN 11, CO ENTERED INTO DISTRIBUTION AGREEMENT WITH RAYMOND JAMES & ASSOCIATES, INC- SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Xtant Medical Says Entered Restructuring And Exchange Agreement With ROS Acquisition Offshore, Among Others

* XTANT MEDICAL - ON JAN 11, ENTERED INTO RESTRUCTURING AND EXCHANGE AGREEMENT WITH ROS ACQUISITION OFFSHORE LP, AMONG OTHERS - SEC FILING

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Macron sings praises of Italian prime minister ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron heaped praise on Prime Minister Paolo Gentiloni in Rome on Thursday, less than two months before national elections in Italy that opinion polls say the ruling center-left government will lose.

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Czech PM Babis supports incumbent Zeman in presidential election

PRAGUE (Reuters) - Czech Prime Minister Andrej Babis backed incumbent Milos Zeman in the country's presidential election, which starts with a first round on Friday and Saturday.

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BRIEF-Energous, On Jan 10, Co‍ Entered Agreement With CTO, Michael Leabman, Under Which His Employment Relationship With Co Terminates On Jan 11, 2018​

* ENERGOUS - ON JAN 10, CO‍ ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH MICHAEL LEABMAN, CTO OF CO UNDER WHICH HIS EMPLOYMENT RELATIONSHIP WITH CO TERMINATES ON JAN 11, 2018​

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Attorney General Sessions sets up Hezbollah investigation team

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Justice Department has set up a team to investigate individuals and organizations providing support to Hezbollah, the Iran-backed Islamist group in Lebanon that the U.S. has branded a terrorist organization, Attorney General Jeff Sessions said on Thursday.

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Hungary to hold election on April 8, PM Orban's Fidesz ahead in polls

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungary will hold a parliamentary election on April 8, President Janos Ader announced on Thursday, a contest likely to give Prime Minister Viktor Orban's ruling Fidesz party a third successive term in power.

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

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

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Darrell Issa, a California Republican, Will Not Seek Re-election to House

Mr. Issa becomes one of the most prominent in a long list of Republican retirements, adding to talk of a Democratic wave in the midterm elections.

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Democrats target Russia, Trump on election meddling

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers accused Russia on Wednesday of a "relentless assault" on democratic institutions worldwide, and called on President Donald Trump to treat election interference as a national crisis.

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GOP Rep. Darrell Issa will not seek re-election

California Republican Rep. Darrell Issa will retire at the end of his term, he announced Wednesday.

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Russia’s Election Meddling Fits a Global Pattern, Senate Report Says

The report tracks Russian efforts in 19 countries, chronicling misinformation campaigns and the funding of far-right political causes long before the presidential election.

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U.N. endorses elections for Libya by end of 2018

TRIPOLI (Reuters) - The United Nations is committed to helping Libya organize elections by the end of this year, encouraged by the rate at which Libyans have been registering to vote, a top U.N. official said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Sumtra Diversified Entered Binding LoI To Acquire 100% Interest In Mjardin Group

* SUMTRA DIVERSIFIED INC - ENTERED BINDING LETTER OF INTENT TO ACQUIRE A 100% INTEREST IN MJARDIN GROUP

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Report: US must act now to ward off more Russian election meddling

The US will not be prepared to defend against possible Russian meddling in the 2018 midterm elections or the 2020 presidential contest unless it takes action now, according to a new report detailing the extent to which Moscow has tried to shape elections across Europe.

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Democrats target Russia, Trump in report on election interference

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic U.S. lawmakers called on President Donald Trump's administration on Wednesday to treat foreign election interference as a national crisis, setting up a single agency to coordinate the response and establishing a new class of sanctions to quickly punish those responsible.

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Franklin Templeton's Zahn reduces exposure to Italy ahead of election

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Franklin Templeton's David Zahn said on Wednesday he had reduced holdings of Italian bonds in his flagship fund by around a half ahead of expected pre-election volatility, although any selloff would be an opportunity to move back into the market.

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California Today: California Today: Republican Ed Royce Won’t Seek Re-election

Tuesday: A high-profile race after Mr. Royce’s departure, a major rainstorm, and angst in Yosemite over Starbucks.

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Zimbabwe's opposition faces rocky road to election as leader mulls exit

HARARE (Reuters) - If Zimbabwean opposition leader Morgan Tsvangirai were to stand down - as he has hinted - the party he founded would face immediate instability and could even split, handing a gift to new President Emmerson Mnangagwa in an election this year.

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GOPers have made their 2018 election bets

Congressional Republicans spent last weekend huddling with President Trump at Camp David to frame their legislative agenda in 2018. But they have already placed the bets most likely to determine their fate in November's midterm election, as a series of dramatic events late last week demonstrated.

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House Foreign Affairs chair won't seek re-election

California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will not seek re-election in November, he announced Monday.

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Fusion GPS Founder Hauled From the Shadows for the Russia Election Investigation

Glenn R. Simpson’s firm quietly compiled the notorious dossier of possible links between President Trump and Russia. Then it became public.

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EMERGING MARKETS-Brazil stocks hit record high on election optimism

(Updates prices throughout) By Bruno Federowski SAO PAULO, Jan 8 (Reuters) - Brazilian stocks edged higher to mark a record close on Monday, underpinned by optimism over the nation's fiscal outlook as well as a strong flow of international investment. The benchmark Bovespa stock index continued its climb following a seven-day string of gains. The rally in Brazilian stocks has been supported by investor betting on a market-friendly winner in this year's presidential elections, w

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House Foreign Affairs Chairman Royce will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Monday he will not run for re-election in November.

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Sisi under spotlight as Egypt sets late March election date

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt will hold a presidential election in late March, authorities said on Monday, starting the countdown toward a likely second term in office for incumbent Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.

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BRIEF-Top Ships Says On Jan 5, Entered Into Amendment To Note Purchase Agreement Dated Dec 14, 2017 With Crede Capital Group

* TOP SHIPS SAYS ON JAN 5, ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO NOTE PURCHASE AGREEMENT DATED DEC 14, 2017 WITH CREDE CAPITAL GROUP LLC - SEC FILIING

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BRIEF-Perrigo Says In Connection With Uwe Röhrhoff's Appointment As CEO, Co's Unit Perrigo DAC Entered Into Employment Agreement With Him

* PERRIGO COMPANY - IN CONNECTION WITH UWE RÖHRHOFF'S APPOINTMENT AS CEO, CO'S UNIT PERRIGO DAC ENTERED INTO AN EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT WITH HIM

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Russia meddling in Mexican election: White House aide McMaster

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - The Russian government has launched a sophisticated campaign to influence Mexico's 2018 presidential election and stir up division, a senior White House official said in a video clip published by Mexican newspaper Reforma.

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CIA's Pompeo says Russia and others trying to undermine U.S. elections

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the Central Intelligence Agency said on Sunday that Russia and others are trying to undermine elections in the United States, the next major one being in November when Republicans will try to keep control of Congress.

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Stand-off over powerful Afghan governor foreshadows bitter election fight

MAZAR-I SHARIF, Afghanistan (Reuters) - A stand-off between Afghan President Ashraf Ghani and Atta Mohammad Noor, the powerful provincial governor he is trying to remove from his northern stronghold, is increasingly turning into a battle over next year's presidential election.

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Tech exec raises $100,000 for Roy Moore accuser after fire

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Home of Roy Moore accuser burns

A fire destroyed the Alabama home of Tina Johnson, a woman who accused former US Senate candidate Roy Moore of grabbing her on the buttocks in 1991.

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Fire at Moore accuser's Alabama home not linked to allegations: sheriff

(Reuters) - The home of an Alabama woman who accused Republican U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually assaulting her has been destroyed by a fire, but the local sheriff said on Friday the blaze does not appear to be linked to the case.

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U.S. EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-US Energy Says Co Entered Common Stock Sales Agreement With Northland Securities

* US ENERGY CORP - ‍ON JAN. 5, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT WITH NORTHLAND SECURITIES, INC - SEC FILING​

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BRIEF-Appliance Recycling Centers Of America Says Co, Unit Entered Into Stock Purchase Agreement With ApplianceSmart

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Appliance Recycling Centers Of America Inc :

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BRIEF-Andeavor Logistics Says Entered Amendment To Existing Third Amended & Restated Credit Agreement

* ANDEAVOR LOGISTICS LP SAYS ENTERED AMENDMENT NO 1 TO EXISTING THIRD AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED AS OF JAN 29, 2016 - SEC FILING

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EPA chief Pruitt interested in attorney general job: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Environmental Protection Agency chief Scott Pruitt, the conservative former attorney general of Oklahoma, is interested in replacing Attorney General Jeff Sessions if that job becomes available, sources with knowledge of the matter said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Glu Mobile Says Co Entered Agreements Related To Divestiture Of Game Development Studio

* GLU MOBILE-ON DEC. 31, 2017 CO ENTERED AGREEMENTS RELATED TO DIVESTITURE OF GAME DEVELOPMENT STUDIO THROUGH SALE OF ITS UNIT GLU MOBILE (RUSSIA) LIMITED

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Another Republican calls for attorney general to resign citing his recusal in the Russia investigation

GOP Rep. Chris Stewart, a member of the House Intelligence Committee, joined the growing list of Republicans calling for Attorney General Jeff Sessions to resign.

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DHS election unit has no plans for probing voter fraud: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Department of Homeland Security's election security unit has no immediate plans to probe allegations of electoral fraud, despite President Donald Trump's announcement this week he was giving the issue to the agency, according to administration officials.

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Roy Moore's Jewish lawyer is a practicing Christian

The Jewish lawyer whom Kayla Moore, wife of failed Alabama Senate candidate Roy Moore, bragged about knowing is actually a practicing Christian.

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Nonfiction: The Presidential Election That America Lost

Lawrence O’Donnell’s “Playing With Fire” retells the story of the 1968 presidential election and sees parallels with today.

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Exclusive: Mexico's attorney general vows to crack down on money laundering

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico’s acting attorney general said on Thursday prosecutors were already working to improve investigations and cooperation with other countries following an international report that blasted the country for failing to punish money launderers.

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Alabama woman who accused Roy Moore of sexual abuse sues for defamation

(Reuters) - An Alabama woman who accused former U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore of sexually abusing her when she was 14 years old sued Moore and his campaign on Thursday for what she said was defamation.

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CORRECTED-BRIEF-Pandora Media Says Entered Into Credit Agreement Under Which Lenders Secured Credit Facility Of Up To $200 Mln

* PANDORA MEDIA - ON DEC 29, CO ENTERED INTO CREDIT AGREEMENT UNDER WHICH LENDERS COMMITTED TO CO SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY OF UP TO $200 MILLION

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BRIEF-Littelfuse And IXYS Announce Election Deadline For Ixys Stockholders To Elect Merger Consideration

* LITTELFUSE AND IXYS ANNOUNCE ELECTION DEADLINE FOR IXYS STOCKHOLDERS TO ELECT MERGER CONSIDERATION AND EXPECTED CLOSING DATE

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan U.S. Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said Thursday she opposed the possible nomination of Manhattan's interim top federal prosecutor Geoffrey Berman to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over his independence from President Donald Trump.

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Senator Gillibrand raises concerns about interim Manhattan US Attorney

(Reuters) - Democratic Senator Kirsten Gillibrand said on Thursday that Manhattan's interim top U.S. prosecutor Geoffrey Berman should be not be confirmed if nominated to permanently fill the post, citing concerns over reports he was interviewed for the job by President Donald Trump.

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Coin flips, poker hands and other crazy ways America settles tied elections

The near-future of Virginia politics will all come down to random chance on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Dare Bioscience Says Entered Into Common Stock Sales Agreement

* DARE BIOSCIENCE SAYS ON JANUARY 4, 2018, CO ENTERED INTO COMMON STOCK SALES AGREEMENT - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Office Depot Says Entered Into Letter Agreement With CFO Joseph Lower

* OFFICE DEPOT SAYS ENTERED INTO LETTER AGREEMENT WITH CFO JOSEPH LOWER - SEC FILING

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Tortilla, gasoline prices unnerve Mexicans as election year begins

MEXICO CITY, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Mexico's government on Wednesday denounced forecast price hikes by fuel retailers and tortilla makers, saying increases were unjustified as it sought to allay public concern about high inflation at the start of a presidential election year.

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Trump dissolves election fraud panel after states balk at data requests

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Wednesday shut down a presidential commission charged with looking into allegations of electoral fraud during the 2016 election, after many states refused to provide it with data, the White House said.

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U.S. Attorney General appoints 17 interim top prosecutors

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.

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BRIEF-Babcock & Wilcox Says Entered Agreement With Vintage Capital Management, Kahn Capital Management And Brian Kahn

* BABCOCK & WILCOX ENTERPRISES SAYS ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH VINTAGE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT, KAHN CAPITAL MANAGEMENT AND BRIAN R. KAHN - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Goldman Sachs BDC And Regents Of University Of California Entered Into Amendment To Llc Agreement Of Senior Credit Fund​

* GOLDMAN SACHS BDC - ‍ON JAN. 2, CO, REGENTS OF UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA ENTERED INTO AMENDMENT TO LLC AGREEMENT OF SENIOR CREDIT FUND​

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U.S. Attorney General names 17 interim federal prosecutors

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions on Wednesday appointed 17 current and former federal prosecutors as interim U.S. Attorneys in jurisdictions around the country, the Department of Justice said.

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BRIEF-China Natural Resources say On Dec. 29, Co Entered Into Sale and Purchase Agreement With Shanghai Kangzheng Investment

* CHINA NATURAL RESOURCES- ON DEC. 29, CO AND ITS UNIT ENTERED INTO SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH SHANGHAI KANGZHENG INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT CO., LTD‍​

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Roy Moore's campaign chief to run for Congress

Rich Hobson, who managed Roy Moore's failed Alabama Senate campaign, is set to announce he'll run in this year's Republican primary against Rep. Martha Roby.

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Attorney for Roy Moore's son says he campaigned for Jones

Roy Moore entered Election Day trying to bat away allegations of anti-Semitism, with his wife Kayla Moore telling the public, "One of our attorneys is a Jew."

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The panel will likely reach competing partisan conclusions on Russia meddling in the 2016 election

Democrats and Republicans on the House Intelligence Committee are on a collision course, as the two sides appear increasingly likely to issue competing reports coming to starkly different conclusions about the panel's Russia investigation.

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BRIEF-Oxford Lane Capital Says Entered Into A $42.5 Mln Repurchase Transaction With Nomura Securities International

* OXFORD LANE CAPITAL CORP. ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS ENTERED INTO A $42.5 MILLION REPURCHASE TRANSACTION WITH NOMURA SECURITIES INTERNATIONAL INC

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Republican Senator Hatch says he will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Republican Senator Orrin Hatch said on Tuesday he will not seek re-election in November, opening the door to a potential Senate bid by Mitt Romney, the 2012 Republican presidential candidate and who has been one of the party's harshest critics of President Donald Trump.

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not run for re-election: Washington Examiner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Trencor Says Textainer And Halco Entered Into Voting Limitation Deed

* AT HALCO'S REQUEST, TEXTAINER AND HALCO HAVE ENTERED INTO A VOTING LIMITATION DEED EFFECTIVE 1 JANUARY 2018

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Analysis: The one question likely to decide 2018 elections

As the 2018 election year begins, one question above all is likely to shape its outcome: Will Americans vote to constrain President Donald Trump by electing a Democrat-led Congress that will challenge and resist him, or to empower the Republicans who are increasingly working in harness with him?

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Italian president calls for 'realistic' proposals ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - President Sergio Mattarella on Sunday urged political parties to make realistic proposals to tackle Italy's problems, especially joblessness, ahead of an election in March.

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Former Catalan leader urges Spain to accept secessionist election win

MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont on Saturday urged Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy to accept the results of a Dec. 21 local election which gave a slim majority to parties favoring a split of the northeastern region from Spain.

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Russian supreme court approves ban against opposition leader Navalny from 2018 presidential election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Supreme Court on Saturday dismissed an appeal by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny against a decision by the country's central election commission to bar him from taking part in next year's presidential election.

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BRIEF-PRA Health Sciences Says Unit Entered First Amendment, Second Joinder Agreement To Credit Agreement

* PRA HEALTH SCIENCES SAYS ON DEC 28, UNIT ENTERED FIRST AMENDMENT, SECOND JOINDER AGREEMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED DEC 6, 2016‍​ - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Campbell Soup Says Entered Into Three-Year Credit Agreement With Credit Suisse, Cayman Islands Branch ‍​

* CAMPBELL SOUP CO - ENTERED INTO A THREE-YEAR CREDIT AGREEMENT WITH CREDIT SUISSE AG, CAYMAN ISLANDS BRANCH ‍​

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Republicans in Virginia warn against delay in settling election

Republican leaders in the Virginia House of Delegates argue in legal motions that Democratic efforts to compel a circuit court to reconsider its decision allowing a questionable ballot to be recounted are frivolous and are delaying the organization of the new House for the coming legislative year.

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BRIEF-FC Global Realty- On Dec 22 Entered Into A Securities Purchase Agreement With Opportunity Fund I-SS

* FC GLOBAL REALTY- ON DEC 22 ENTERED INTO A SECURITIES PURCHASE AGREEMENT WITH OPPORTUNITY FUND I-SS, LLC - SEC FILING

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Italy’s President Dissolves Parliament and Officially Opens Election Season

The elections will be the next test of an important European nation that hopes to ward off potential outside meddling, internet propaganda and populist forces.

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Moore spokeswoman pressed on colleague's anti-Semitic remark

CNN's John Berman presses Janet Porter, spokeswoman for Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, about the campaign's use of an election expert who has tweeted about an "evil Jewish shadow government."

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No to Jones. No to Moore. But Yes to Bugs, Elmer, Mickey and SpongeBob.

Alabama officials released the recipients of thousands of write-in votes. Some are living. Some are dead. Some were never alive in the first place.

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Afghanistan, Roy Moore, Property Taxes: Your Thursday Evening Briefing

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

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Jones certified U.S. Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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BRIEF-Validus Holdings' Unit Entered Into A Subscription Agreement With Aquiline Co

* VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD SAYS ON DECEMBER 22, UNIT ENTERED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT WITH AQUILINE CO-INVEST III GP ‍​ - SEC FILING

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Analysis: Why Roy Moore will never concede

Roy Moore lost.

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Alabama certifies Doug Jones' election win

Alabama on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones' victory over Republican Roy Moore in this month's special Senate election.

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Alabama officials certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama officials on Thursday certified Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, after a state judge denied a legal challenge by Republican Roy Moore, whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Kabul, Roy Moore, Bitcoin: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Soccer star George Weah wins Liberian presidential election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Former soccer star George Weah has defeated Vice President Joseph Boakai to win Liberia's presidential run-off election with 61.5 percent of the vote based on 98.1 percent of ballots cast, the election commission said on Thursday.

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Italian president dissolves parliament ahead of election

ROME (Reuters) - Italian President Sergio Mattarella on Thursday dissolved parliament ahead of an election which is expected to produce a period of instability in the euro zone's third largest economy.

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Moore staffer spars with anchor over loss

Roy Moore's campaign spokeswoman Janet Porter defends Moore's fight against his Senate election loss.

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Alabama officials to certify Jones as Senate winner despite Moore challenge

(Reuters) - Alabama's secretary of state said on Thursday officials would certify Democrat Doug Jones the winner of the state's U.S. Senate race, despite a challenge filed the day before by Roy Moore, the conservative Republican whose campaign was derailed by accusations of sexual misconduct with teenage girls.

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Roy Moore's complaint won't stop Alabama from certifying Jones as senator, secretary of state tells CNN

Alabama Secretary of State John Merrill confirmed Thursday morning that Democrat Doug Jones will be certified the winner of the Alabama special Senate election despite Republican Roy Moore's refusal to concede and request for a new election.

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BRIEF-American Lorain Has Entered Into Agreement For Financing

* AMERICAN LORAIN CORPORATION HAS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT FOR FINANCING

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Kabul, Roy Moore, Cannabis: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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Alabama's Moore files late challenge to Senate election result, alleging fraud

(Reuters) - Alabama Republican Roy Moore filed a court challenge late on Wednesday to the outcome of a U.S. Senate election he unexpectedly lost, hours before officials in the state were due to certify his opponent's victory.

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Roy Moore files a complaint alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama's special election for a Senate seat

Roy Moore filed an election complaint on Wednesday, alleging potential voter fraud in Alabama's special election and urged a delay in certifying the results.

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Roy Moore Asks Alabama Court to Block Election’s Certification

Less than 24 hours before Alabama officials were expected to certify the results of a Senate election, Roy S. Moore went to court claiming voter fraud.

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China pledges support for Cambodia election after EU, U.S. withdraw

PHNOM PENH (Reuters) - China will provide equipment for Cambodia's 2018 election, including ballot boxes and booths, an official said on Thursday, the first such pledge from abroad since the European Union and the United States withdrew their support.

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Putin files re-election bid as Kremlin critic calls for protests

Russian President Vladimir Putin officially launched his bid for a fourth term as Russia's president on Wednesday, as his main opponent called for a day of protests against the elections.

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Putin critic Navalny calls election boycott rallies

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Opposition leader Alexei Navalny announced on Wednesday a series of rallies across Russia in January to press home his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election, a move likely to draw a sharp response from the Kremlin and police.

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Russian opposition leader Navalny calls for election boycott rally

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny said on Wednesday he was organising a nationwide rally on Jan. 28 to support his call for a boycott of next year's presidential election.

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Russia's Putin registers re-election bid

MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin formally registered his re-election bid on Wednesday, submitting the necessary documents to Russia's central election commission in person ahead of a March 18 vote.

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Russia's election commission accepts Putin's documents as presidency candidate

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central election commission on Wednesday accepted documents from Vladimir Putin needed to register him as a candidate in next March's presidential ballot.

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Virginia officials postpone lottery drawing to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been indefinitely postponed, state election officials said on Tuesday, after the Democratic candidate mounted a legal fight.

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Virginia officials postpone draw to decide tied statehouse election

(Reuters) - A lottery drawing to settle a tied Virginia legislative race that could shift the statehouse balance of power has been postponed, election officials in the U.S. state said on Tuesday, after the Democrat candidate mounted a legal fight.

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BRIEF-Aveo Pharma Entered Into Binding MoU With Class Representatives Regarding Settlement Of A 2013 Class Action Lawsuit

* AVEO PHARMACEUTICALS - ENTERED INTO BINDING MOU WITH CLASS REPRESENTATIVES BOB LEVINE & WILLIAM WINDHAM REGARDING SETTLEMENT OF A 2013 CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT

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BRIEF-UGI Corp's Unit Entered Secured Multicurrency Revolving Facility Agreement

* UGI CORP SAYS ON DEC 19, UNIT ENTERED SECURED MULTICURRENCY REVOLVING FACILITY AGREEMENT CONSISTING EUR 300 MILLION REVOLVING LOAN FACILITY‍​ - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2DVMw1A) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Arris International, Units, Bank Of America, Other Lender Parties Entered Fourth Amendment

* ARRIS INTERNATIONAL - ON DEC 20, CO, UNITS, BANK OF AMERICA, OTHER LENDER PARTIES ENTERED FOURTH AMENDMENT TO JUNE 18, 2015 AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT FACILITY

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Liberians vote in historic, delayed election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberians went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election they hope will mark their first democratic transfer of power in more than seven decades, despite allegations of fraud.

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Liberians head to the polls in historic, delayed election

MONROVIA (Reuters) - Liberia went to the polls on Tuesday for a presidential election that voters hope will mark the country's first democratic transfer of power in over seven decades, despite it being tarnished by allegations of fraud.

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Kremlin: Must check if Navalny election boycott call complies with law

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Calls by Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny to boycott next year's presidential elections need to be carefully studied to see whether they comply with the law, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Tuesday.

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

New York’s Attorney General in Battle With Trump

Eric Schneiderman’s office recently took its 100th legal or administrative action against “the biggest threat” to New Yorkers: the federal government.

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Putin critic Navalny barred from Russian presidential election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's central election commission voted on Monday to bar opposition leader Alexei Navalny from running in a presidential election next year, saying he was ineligible because of a past criminal conviction.

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Italy's ruling PD slides further in polls as election nears

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD), hit by internal divisions and a banking scandal, is continuing to slide in opinion polls, with a new survey on Saturday putting it more than six points behind the anti-establishment 5-Star Movement.

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Italian parliament passes 2018 budget, clearing way for elections

ROME (Reuters) - Italy's upper house Senate on Saturday gave parliament's final approval to the government's 2018 budget, clearing the way for national elections expected to be held in March.

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Russia's ruling party seeks Putin's 'ultimate victory' at 2018 election

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's ruling party United Russia wants the "ultimate victory" of President Vladimir Putin at the presidential election in March 2018, party head and Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said on Saturday.

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Catalonia’s Election Yields a Crisis That Is Here to Stay

Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy of Spain has tried to remain aloof from Catalonia’s secessionist leadership, but the election results may now make it harder to ignore.

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Some in WH fretting over 2018 elections

Fresh off a successful push on tax reform, Republicans and the White House are beginning to brace for a challenging midterm election cycle next year — with some White House allies concerned the President and the party aren't ready for the political trials ahead.

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BRIEF-Cigna Entered Into Fifth Amended And Restated Revolving Credit Agreement With Lenders

* CIGNA CORP - ENTERED INTO FIFTH AMENDED AND RESTATED REVOLVING CREDIT AND LETTER OF CREDIT AGREEMENT WITH LENDERS

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BRIEF-Clover Partners' Mike Shafir Intends To Nominate 2 Persons For Election As Directors Of Coastway Bancorp

* CLOVER PARTNERS L.P. - MIKE SHAFIR INTENDS TO NOMINATE 2 PERSONS FOR ELECTION AS DIRECTORS OF COASTWAY BANCORP AT 2018 ANNUAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS

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Alabama to certify Democrat Jones winner of Senate election

(Reuters) - Democrat Doug Jones' surprise victory over Republican Roy Moore in this month's special U.S. Senate election will be certified on Dec. 28, Alabama state officials said on Friday.

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U.S. backs re-election of Honduran president despite vote controversy

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States on Friday backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a conservative and U.S. ally, who was certified the winner of last month's presidential contest despite widespread misgivings about the vote count.

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U.S. backs re-election of Honduran president despite misgivings

WASHINGTON/TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - The United States on Friday backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a conservative and U.S. ally, who was certified the winner of last month's presidential contest despite widespread misgivings about the vote count.

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BRIEF-Harbert Discovery Fund Says Perceptron Entered Into Amendment To Standstill Agreement With Harbert

* HARBERT DISCOVERY FUND SAYS ON DEC 18, PERCEPTRON INC ENTERED INTO THIRD AMENDMENT TO STANDSTILL AGREEMENT WITH HARBERT TO AMEND STANDSTILL AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-Director Of Citizens & Northern Corp To Not Stand For Nomination & Re-Election

* CITIZENS & NORTHERN CORP-ON DEC 21, BRUCE HANER, DIRECTOR OF CO SAID TO BOARD HIS INTENT NOT TO STAND FOR NOMINATION & RE-ELECTION AS DIRECTOR -SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2BRynlt ) Further company coverage:

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U.S. backs re-election of Honduran president despite dispute

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday backed the re-election of Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez, a U.S. ally, who was certified the winner in last month's presidential contest in Honduras despite allegations of fraud by the opposition.

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Stop meddling in foreign elections, UK's Johnson tells Russian hosts

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday there was "abundant evidence" of Moscow meddling in foreign elections, but said any Russian efforts to interfere in last year's Brexit referendum had fallen flat.

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As Republicans aim to ride economy to election victory, a warning from voters in key district

KING OF PRUSSIA, Pennsylvania/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In the Fox & Hound sports bar, next to a shopping mall in suburban Philadelphia, four Democrats are giving speeches to potential voters as they begin their journey to try to unseat Republican congressman Pat Meehan in next year's elections.

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Catalan separatists win election in rebuke to Spain and EU

BARCELONA (Reuters) - Catalonia's separatists look set to regain power in the wealthy Spanish region after local elections on Thursday, deepening the nation's political crisis in a sharp rebuke to Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy and European Union leaders who backed him.

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Attorney General Sessions Orders Investigation After Bundy Mistrial

The investigation was ordered after a judge declared a mistrial, saying that prosecutors had improperly withheld evidence from the defense.

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Separatist parties in Spain's Catalonia declare victory in election

Voters in the Spanish region of Catalonia have backed pro-independence parties in elections -- with more than 97% of the vote counted -- dealing a major blow to leaders in Madrid, which has been desperate to quell the separatist movement.

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BRIEF-NW Natural Says Entered Into Agreements To Acquire Salmon Valley Water Company & Falls Water Company

* NW NATURAL SAYS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENTS TO ACQUIRE SALMON VALLEY WATER COMPANY & FALLS WATER COMPANY - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-California Water Service Says Unit Entered An $85 Million Settlement Agreement

* CALIFORNIA WATER SERVICE SAYS ON DEC 20, UNIT ENTERED AN $85 MILLION SETTLEMENT AGREEMENT WITH DOW CHEMICAL CO, SHELL OIL CO, CHEVRON U.S.A., AMONG OTHERS

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In tied U.S. elections, chance, not voters, often decides final outcome

(Reuters) - After months of campaigning, Melissa Trenary's election last month to the city council in Colorado's historic mining town of Cripple Creek came down to the luck of the draw – literally.

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BRIEF-Gulf Island Fabrication Says Entered Into Agreement With Buckeye Pipe Line

* GULF ISLAND FABRICATION - ON DEC 20, UNIT ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT WITH BUCKEYE PIPE LINE CO L.P. TO SELL ONE OF CO'S FABRICATION YARDS IN SOUTH TEXAS

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UPDATE 2-Spain's bond yields fall as Catalonia votes in key election

* Euro zone periphery govt bond yields http://tmsnrt.rs/2ii2Bqr (Updates prices)

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Catalonia Election: What to Watch For

The Spanish government has called for the election of a new Catalan Parliament in an attempt to resolve an unprecedented constitutional crisis.

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Catalonia votes in election pivotal for independence campaign

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - Catalonia on Thursday holds a regional election which the Spanish government hopes will strip pro-independence parties of their control of the Catalan parliament and end their campaign to force a split with Spain.

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BRIEF-Rait Financial Trust Says Unit Entered Second Amendment To Master Repurchase Agreement - SEC Filing

* RAIT FINANCIAL TRUST SAYS ON DEC 18, CO, UNIT ENTERED SECOND AMENDMENT TO MASTER REPURCHASE AGREEMENT DATED AS OF DEC 23, 2014 - SEC FILING

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Ugandan parliament passes law allowing Museveni to seek re-election

KAMPALA (Reuters) - Ugandan legislators voted overwhelmingly late on Wednesday to remove from the constitution an age cap of 75 for presidential candidates, allowing President Yoweri Museveni, 73, to seek re-election at the next polls in 2021.

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Exclusive: Cameroonian troops entered Nigeria without seeking authorization, sources in Nigeria say

ABUJA/DAKAR (Reuters) - Cameroonian troops this month crossed into Nigeria in pursuit of rebels without seeking authorization from Nigeria, causing a falling-out between the governments behind the scenes, sources familiar with the matter told Reuters.

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U.S. sees no evidence that would alter Honduras election: State Dept official

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States has seen no evidence that would alter the results of Honduras' presidential election but is withholding any final judgment for now, a senior U.S. State Department official said on Wednesday.

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Divided Catalans prepare to vote in close-run election

VIC/CERDANYOLA DEL VALLES, Spain (Reuters) - Catalonia votes on Thursday for a new administration in an election many hope will resolve Spain's worst crisis in decades after the region declared independence leading Madrid to sack local leaders.

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Mexico recognizes Honduran president as winner of disputed election

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico recognized Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez on Tuesday as the winner of last month's election, just days after the Organization of American States called for a fresh vote to dispel widespread allegations of fraud.

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Mexico to recognize Honduran president winner of disputed election: sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexico is poised to recognize Honduran President Juan Orlando Hernandez as the winner of last month's election, according to a draft foreign ministry statement seen by Reuters, just days after the Organization of American States called for a fresh vote to dispel widespread allegations of fraud.

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Democrat wins by one vote in Virginia legislative election recount

(Reuters) - Virginia Democrat Shelly Simonds won a seat in the House of Delegates by one vote, changing the power balance in the state legislature and extending a tide of Democratic victories beginning with November's capture of the governorship and several legislative seats.

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Chile election ends era of female presidents in Latin America

SANTIAGO (Reuters) - When Chile's President Michelle Bachelet leaves office in March, it will mark the end of a generation of women leaders in Latin America, leaving the region without a female head of state as it shifts to the right politically.

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Trump's approval rating just entered a league of its own

President Donald Trump's approval rating sank to a new low in CNN polling on Tuesday, earning the approval of just 35% of Americans less than a year into his first term.

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Exclusive: Mexican leftist has 11-point lead ahead of 2018 election - poll

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican leftist Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador has an 11-percentage point lead ahead of next year's presidential election, according to an opinion poll taken in the last week, giving him a sizeable advantage even after new rivals formally entered the race.

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UPDATE 4-Ramaphosa's ANC election win lifts South African banks

* Worries about policy paralysis weigh on rand currency (Adds Fitch)

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Chile’s Election Consolidates Latin America’s Rightward Shift

The vote was the left’s final shot to hold on to power in one of the region’s economic and diplomatic heavyweights.

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Ramaphosa's ANC election win lifts South African banks

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African banking stocks rallied on Tuesday, buoyed by optimism that the newly elected leader of the ruling African National Congress will push through policies aimed at putting the economy on a stronger footing.

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Thai junta says it will lift ban on politics, paving way for election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he would use a special order that gives the military sweeping powers to lift a ban on political activity that has been in place since a 2014 coup, paving the way for a 2018 general election.

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Thai junta to lift ban on political activity, paving way for election

BANGKOK (Reuters) - Thai Prime Minister Prayuth Chan-ocha said on Tuesday he would use a special order that gives the military sweeping powers to lift a ban on political activity that has been in place since a 2014 coup, paving the way for a 2018 general election.

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Is this the weirdest election result of 2017?

It took a coin flip and a recount, but a southeast Idaho city council race finally has a winner in what could be the weirdest election result of 2017.

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BRIEF-Xenon Pharma Says Entered Into Loan And Security Agreement With Silicon Valley Bank

* XENON PHARMACEUTICALS- ON DEC 18, CO, UNIT ENTERED INTO LOAN AND SECURITY AGREEMENT WITH SILICON VALLEY BANK - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-PNM Resources Says Entered Into First Amendment To Term Loan Agreement Amending Its $100 Mln Term Loan Agreement Dated Dec 21, 2016

* PNM RESOURCES SAYS ON DEC 15, ENTERED INTO FIRST AMENDMENT TO TERM LOAN AGREEMENT AMENDING ITS $100 MILLION TERM LOAN AGREEMENT DATED DEC 21, 2016

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South Africa's Ramaphosa wins election as ANC president

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South African Deputy President Cyril Ramaphosa was elected leader of the African National Congress on Monday in a close-run vote that will set the direction for the country and the scandal-plagued party that has ruled since the end of apartheid.

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BRIEF-Equity Bancshares Inc - Entered Into Definitive Merger Agreements With Kansas Bank Corporation

* EQUITY BANCSHARES INC - ENTERED INTO DEFINITIVE MERGER AGREEMENTS WITH KANSAS BANK CORPORATION

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BRIEF-Live Nation Says Co, Michael Rapino Entered Into Employment Agreement

* LIVE NATION SAYS ON DEC 15, CO, MICHAEL RAPINO ENTERED INTO EMPLOYMENT AGREEMENT, PURSUANT TO WHICH RAPINO WILL CONTINUE TO SERVE AS CEO OF CO