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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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UPDATE 2-European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

* UK small-cap Carillion collapses (Adds details, closing prices)

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro hits three-year high as Europe leads global optimism

* But euro strength pushes European stocks touch lower (Adds U.S. stock futures, updates prices)

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MOVES-Houlihan Lokey expands in Europe

LONDON, Jan 15 (IFR) - Houlihan Lokey has made two senior appointments in Europe, hiring Steffen Leckert from Lincoln International as a managing director in Frankfurt and Suraj Badlani from Nomura as a director of the business services group in London.

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UPDATE 1-European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

* UK small-cap Carillion collapses (Adds detail and quotes, updates prices)

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Euro hits three-year high as Europe leads global optimism

LONDON (Reuters) - The euro hit a fresh three-year high on Monday as optimism around growth buoys expectations of tighter policy from central banks, while the chance of a pro-European coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continent.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Euro hits 3-year high as Europe leads global optimism

LONDON, Jan 15 (Reuters) - The euro hit a fresh three-year high on Monday as optimism around growth buoys expectations of tighter policy from central banks, while the chance of a pro-European coalition in Germany also boosted confidence in the continent.

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European shares pause for breath; Carillion rivals gain

LONDON (Reuters) - European stocks got off to a sluggish start on Monday following two weeks of gains, with cyclical stocks among the biggest decliners, while M&A remained in focus.

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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.

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Magnitude-5.1 quake hits 40 miles from Batangas, Philippines: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude-5.1 earthquake hit the Philippines on Sunday, about 40 miles west-southwest of Batangas, the U.S. Geological Survey said.

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Rishikesh Journal: Rebuilding on the Beatles, an Ashram in India Hopes for Revival

In Rishikesh, which hit the world’s eye when the Fab Four went there to study with the Maharishi in 1968, renovations and remembrances are underway.

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Perfect Paisley claims maiden European Tour victory at SA Open

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - England's Chris Paisley produced six birdies in a faultless final round of 66 to claim a maiden European Tour victory by winning the South African Open at the Glendower Golf Club outside Johannesburg on Sunday.

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Golf: Europe dominate singles to defend EurAsia title

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - A dominant Europe won eight of the 12 singles matches against Asia on Sunday to rally from behind and successfully defend their EurAsia Cup title with a 14-10 victory in Malaysia.

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Golf: Asia rally to stay one point clear of Europe in Malaysia

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - Asia made a strong comeback after trailing early to split Saturday's EurAsia Cup foursomes with Europe as the hosts maintained a one-point lead over the defending champions going into the final day's 12 singles matches.

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France's Macron welcomes Merkel's deal with Social Democrats, says good for Europe

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron on Friday welcomed a deal in Germany between Chancellor Angela Merkel and Social Democrat (SPD) that paves the way for a coalition government, saying its provisional terms were good for Europe.

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The latest storm will cover the Midwest in ice and snow

The storm system that brought much-needed rain but deadly mudflows to southern California has swept through the Southern Plains and is now making a significant impact with rain, sleet and snow in the East.

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Golf: Last-gasp Li birdie helps Asia take lead against Europe

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China's Li Haotong held his nerve to birdie his final hole and give hosts Asia a slender lead over champions Europe on the opening day of the 2018 EurAsia Cup in Kuala Lumpur on Friday.

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

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

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German coalition talks drag on, president warns Europe at stake

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party grouping and Social Democrats (SPD) toiled deep into the night on Thursday to overcome differences on tax cuts and other issues that threatened to block a new "grand coalition" government.

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Europe at stake in German coalition talks: president tells negotiators

BERLIN (Reuters) - German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday reminded would-be coalition partners about the high stakes involved - and their responsibility for Europe - as negotiators worked through a tough final evening of talks about forming a new government.

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

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

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European powers urge Trump to preserve Iran nuclear deal

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain, France and Germany made a joint plea to Donald Trump on Thursday to uphold a pact stopping Iran getting nuclear weapons, a day before the U.S. president is expected to decide whether to re-impose sanctions in a move likely to sink the deal.

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Europe urges Trump to honor Iran nuclear deal

Senior European diplomats have urged the US not to kill off the Iran nuclear deal, as President Donald Trump mulls whether to reimpose sanctions on the country ahead of a Friday deadline.

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UPDATE 1-Results drive sharp moves in European stocks

* Christmas disappointment sends M&S, Tesco lower too (Updates prices, adds quotes, details)

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Results drive sharp moves in European stocks

LONDON, Jan 11 (Reuters) - European share trading got off to a hesitant start on Thursday as concerns over protectionism and a bond market sell-off made the breakneck New Year rally in equities fizzle out.

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BRIEF-Helsinn Group and MEI Pharma's Pracinostat receives orphan drug designation from European Medicines Agency

* HELSINN GROUP AND MEI PHARMA ANNOUNCE THAT PRACINOSTAT HAS RECEIVED ORPHAN DRUG DESIGNATION FROM THE EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY FOR THE TREATMENT OF ACUTE MYELOID LEUKEMIA (AML) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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RPT-European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

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

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

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European banks braced for "slow burn" payments revolution

LONDON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - New European rules on online payments and banking due to go into effect on Saturday mark the start of a "slow burn" revolution that will prise open traditional retail banking and may force lenders to rethink their business models, regulators say.

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Greece seizes Libya-bound ship carrying explosive materials

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek authorities have seized a Tanzanian-flagged ship heading for Libya and carrying materials used to make explosives, the coastguard said on Wednesday.

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Morgan Stanley cuts exposure to U.S. equities in favor of Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - Morgan Stanley cut its exposure to U.S. equities and increased its weighting in European equities on Wednesday, saying the U.S. stocks' strong recent rally made it unlikely they could continue to outperform this year.

North American Free Trade Agreement nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A Perfect Storm Is Coming to Mexico

After decades of good fortune in dealing with the United States, Mexico is now threatened by several dark clouds.

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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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BRIEF-‍Foresight increases stake in Rail Vision following successful trial in Europe​

* ‍FORESIGHT INCREASES STAKE IN RAIL VISION FOLLOWING SUCCESSFUL TRIAL IN EUROPE​

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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.

Theater nytimes.com

John Lithgow, on Barnstorming His Way to Broadway

For nine years, this actor has taken his one-man show on the road like a “time-warp vaudevillian.” What did he learn along the way?

healthNews reuters.com

Canada, Europe surpass U.S. in published surgical research

(Reuters Health) - The U.S., once the world leader in published randomized controlled trials by surgeons, is now outpaced by Canada, the UK and other countries, according to a report in JAMA Surgery.

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UPDATE 2-European shares at fresh highs on earning optimism, dealmaking

* Global earnings revisions at all-time high - Citi (Recasts, adds details, closing prices)

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Greek Communist anti-austerity protesters storm labor ministry

ATHENS (Reuters) - Greek demonstrators stormed the country's labor ministry and confronted its chief on Tuesday in protest at moves to restrict the right to strike, a condition set by international creditors in exchange for bailout funds.

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Mexico City Journal: After Lives on the Streets, Mexican Women Find a Haven for Healing

Casa Xochiquetzal is a shelter in Mexico City for retired, or semiretired, prostitutes, a place where they can escape from the dangers and indignities of life on the streets.

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East China Sea oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

BEIJING/SEOUL (Reuters) - Strong winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.

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UPDATE 1-Cyclical strength fuels further climb in European stocks

* European market "very hot", says UBS (Adds stocks, quotes, updates prices)

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European satellite launch firm Arianespace expects record number of launches for 2018

PARIS, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European satellite launch company Arianespace, facing competition from newcomers to its market, expects a record number of launches this year, which it said on Tuesday should stand it in good stead for strong future growth.

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

Checking In and Carrying On: How the Fashion Pack Packs

For fashion pros embarking on a five-city tour of men’s wear shows, the starting point is the closet, where each deploys his own packing strategy.

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UPDATE 4-Europe's Altice boosted by plans to spin off U.S. operation

* Moved aimed at simplifying business structure (Adds share price reaction, analyst comment)

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Akzo and Gasunie plan to build Europe's largest green hydrogen plant

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Dutch paints and chemicals maker Akzo Nobel and gas network operator Gasunie plan to build Europe's largest green hydrogen production plant in a bid to cut emissions, the companies said on Tuesday.

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Iranian oil tanker burns for third day as winds, high waves lash rescuers

BEIJING (Reuters) - Lashing winds, high waves and toxic gases are hindering dozens of rescue boats struggling to locate missing sailors from a stricken oil tanker in the East China Sea and to extinguish a fire that has burned for the past three days on the ship.

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Retailers push European stocks higher, FTSE 100 recovers

LONDON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - European shares gained further ground on Tuesday, rising to new 2 1/2 year highs as consumer sectors got a boost from strong retailer results, and indebted telecoms group Altice surged on plans to spin off its U.S. business.

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Editorial: Europe Listens Anxiously as Germans Talk

The world is in urgent need of strong leadership from Berlin, so Angela Merkel needs to form a government quickly.

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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.

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Europe's Altice to spin off U.S. operation, simplify business

(Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV , which is trying to reassure investors by cutting debt and shoring up business in Europe, said on Monday its board has approved plans to spin-off its U.S. unit from its European operation.

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UPDATE 3-Europe's Altice to spin off U.S. operation, simplify business

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV , which is trying to reassure investors by cutting debt and shoring up business in Europe, said on Monday its board has approved plans to spin-off its U.S. unit from its European operation.

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In Deepest Cold, a Subway Car Becomes the Shelter of Last Resort

With temperatures in the single digits over the weekend, the E train turned into a rolling refuge for the homeless.

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UPDATE 2-Europe's Altice to spin off U.S. operation, simplify business

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV , which is trying to cut debts of around 50 billion euros ($59 billion), said on Monday its board has approved plans to spin-off its U.S. unit from its European operation.

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Altice announces separation of U.S., European businesses

(Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV, which is trying to cut debts of around 50 billion euros ($59 billion), said on Monday its board has approved plans to spin-off its U.S. unit.

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UPDATE 1-Altice announces separation of U.S., European businesses

Jan 8 (Reuters) - Telecoms and cable group Altice NV , which is trying to cut debts of around 50 billion euros ($59 billion), said on Monday its board has approved plans to spin-off its U.S. unit.

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BRIEF-Patrick Miles Reports 9.1 Pct Stake In Alphatec Holdings As Of Dec 28‍​

* PATRICK S. MILES REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT STAKE IN ALPHATEC HOLDINGS INC AS OF DECEMBER 28, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qG3yOH) Further company coverage:

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: From ‘Fire and Fury’ to Political Firestorm

Michael Wolff has everyone talking about a possibly dysfunctional president.

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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.

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Ice storm on the way for parts of US

More than 20 million Midwesterners are under a winter weather advisory through Monday morning, while parts of wildfire-ravaged California will see the mixed blessing of heavy rain this week.

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Two hundred migrants reach Spain after storming fence

BARCELONA (Reuters) - More than 300 people stormed the heavily fortified border between Morocco and the Spanish enclave Melilla in what authorities on Sunday called a mass "violent crossing".

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Drivers rescued after being trapped overnight by snowstorm in Spain

MADRID (Reuters) - After hours of being trapped in heavy snow and freezing conditions, the last of travelers stranded overnight in their vehicles on a motorway near Spain’s capital Madrid were rescued on Sunday afternoon, emergency services said.

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Heroic tales of bravery from the winter storm

Ryan Saba and Ray Armstead went out into the winter storm to grab a bite to eat.

Airlines and Airplanes nytimes.com

J.F.K. Airport Plagued by Delays After Winter Storm

A backlog of flights has resulted in multiple delays, and frustrated passengers are taking to social media to complain.

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Newfound Pride in Guaraní, a Language Long Disdained in Paraguay

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

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S. Korea's Amorepacific bets on luxury cosmetics for Europe push

PARIS, Jan 5 (Reuters) - South Korean cosmetics company Amorepacific aims to expand in Europe by launching one of its luxury brands in Britain this year and in Germany in 2019, after introducing its products in France in 2017, a senior executive said.

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Half as many migrants landed in Europe in 2017 as 2016: IOM

GENEVA (Reuters) - Slightly fewer than half as many migrants reached Europe by sea in 2017 than 2016, the International Organization for Migration (IOM) said on Friday, with curbs finally cutting traffic on the deadly route from Libya to Italy.

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Dangerous Cold Is Next Threat for Storm-Battered East Coast

The winter storm that barreled from Florida to Maine and cloaked the East Coast in snow has moved on, but frigid air — and plenty of icy, then slushy, messes — will linger for days.

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LIVE MARKETS-European stocks extend gains as Wall St scores a hat trick

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls miss Jan 5 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net EUROPEAN STOCKS EXTEND GAINS AS WALL ST SCORES A H

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The supermoon caused the perfect celestial storm

Call it the perfect storm.

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Much of eastern Canada pummeled by deep cold, heavy winds

MONTREAL (Reuters) - Large parts of eastern Canada grappled with extreme weather on Friday as temperatures plunged to record lows in Toronto, while heavy winds downed power lines, contributing to power outages affecting more than 85,000 customers in Nova Scotia.

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LIVE MARKETS-U.S. non-farm payrolls disappoint, European stocks reaction limited

* European stocks extend rally * Swiss blue-chips, FTSE 100 hit records * UK motor insurers, dealers hit by weak sales data * U.S. non-farm payrolls miss Jan 5(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net U.S. NON-FARM PAYROLLS DISAPPOINT, EUROPEAN ST

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UPDATE 1-European stocks bounce sees Swiss index, FTSE hit records

* U.S. non-farm payrolls in focus (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)

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Swiss index, FTSE hit records as European stocks jump

LONDON, Jan 5 (Reuters) - European shares powered higher on Friday, with the British and Swiss benchmarks hitting records, propelled by optimism for a strengthening regional economy and gains in U.S. equities overnight.

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New Zealand storm sparks evacuations and cuts power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Gale-force winds battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, tearing off roofs, bringing down trees, cutting power and forcing residents to flee flooded seaside towns.

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

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

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Iran protests spur tensions between Trump admin and Europe

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

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Storm causes power outages, canceled flights, in Canada's Nova Scotia

HALIFAX, Nova Scotia (Reuters) - More than 80,000 customers were hit by power outages in the Canadian province of Nova Scotia on Thursday evening, leaving parts of the city of Halifax in the dark, as eastern Canada was battered by a massive storm arriving from the United States.

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Dow tops 25,000 milestone; Wall St extends New Year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the New Year's rally for the stock market.

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Storm pummels New Zealand's North Island, leaving thousands without power

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - A huge storm battered New Zealand's North Island on Friday, leaving tens of thousands of homes without power and forcing evacuations in low-lying areas.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Wall Street, European shares close up; euro near three-year high

* Oil hits highest since mid 2015 (Updates to U.S. trading close; adds commentary)

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American Airlines says storm prompts 1,300 flight cancellations

WASHINGTON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - American Airlines Group Inc said Thursday it and its regional partners have canceled more than 1,300 U.S. flights due to a massive winter storm.

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Fierce storm snarls travel, knocks out power in U.S. Northeast

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.

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Storm cancels flights, causes power outages in Eastern Canada

HALIFAX, NOVA SCOTIA (Reuters) - Dozens of flights were canceled and thousands of people were left without power in Eastern Canada on Thursday as the region felt the early impact of a massive storm arriving from the United States.

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BRIEF-Asterias Biotherapeutics Reports Milestone Targets For 2018

* ASTERIAS BIOTHERAPEUTICS INC - AS OF DECEMBER 31, 2017, ASTERIAS' CASH AND CASH EQUIVALENTS TOTALED APPROXIMATELY $21.6 MILLION

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Europe battered by its own deadly storm

Three people have died and tens of thousands have been left without power as Storm Eleanor sweeps across western Europe.

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New York City's JFK Airport temporarily closed due to snowstorm: FAA

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York City's John F. Kennedy Airport was temporarily closed on Thursday due to heavy snow, ice and harsh winds in the area, according to the Federal Aviation Administration.

cnn.com

Brexit is far from Europe's biggest problem

The original East bloc was the swath of countries cutting through Cold War Europe's middle -- from Poland to Bulgaria -- that endured four decades of Soviet-imposed communist rule.

Snow and Snowstorms nytimes.com

Schools Closed, Roads Clogged, Trains Delayed: Snowstorm Lashes New York City

With whipping winds and gusts of snow, the first major snowstorm of the season hit New York City on Thursday.

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Powerful snowstorm hits eastern U.S., snarling travel

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - High winds and heavy snow barreled into the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, closing schools and government offices and disrupting travel as work crews scrambled to clear roads before plummeting temperatures turn snow into treacherous ice.

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BRIEF-Brainstorm Cell Received Good Manufacturing Practice Approval From Israel Ministry Of Health

* BRAINSTORM CELL THERAPUETICS - RECEIVED GOOD MANUFACTURING PRACTICE APPROVAL FROM ISRAEL MINISTRY OF HEALTH FOR ISRAELI CONTRACT MANUFACTURING FACILITY

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2017 was second hottest year on record, after 2016: European data

OSLO (Reuters) - Last year was the second hottest worldwide on record, just behind a sweltering 2016 with signs of climate change ranging from wildfires to a thaw of Arctic ice, a European Union monitoring center said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Revance Provides Update On Anticipated Clinical Milestones And Financial Outlook For 2018

* REVANCE PROVIDES UPDATE ON ANTICIPATED CLINICAL MILESTONES AND FINANCIAL OUTLOOK FOR 2018

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: The Latest on the Snowstorm

Thursday: What you need to know about today’s storm and how it may affect your commute.

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BRIEF-Consumers Energy Starts Operations Of Cross Winds Energy Park II In Michigan's Thumb

* CONSUMERS ENERGY STARTS OPERATIONS OF CROSS WINDS® ENERGY PARK II IN MICHIGAN'S THUMB

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20 Great Reads You Probably Missed in 2017

With news breaking at a relentless pace, you might have missed some terrific articles The New York Times published this year. Here’s a selection.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks rally picks up pace as services growth impresses

* Autos boosted by better-than-expected U.S. car sales (Updates prices, adds detail, quotes)

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LIVE MARKETS-European autos cruise to two-month peak

* European stocks open higher, FTSE touches record * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams drops after profit warning * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net EUROPEAN

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Autos, oil shares help European stocks rally pick up pace

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - A rally in European stocks picked up pace on Thursday, following the lead of Asian shares which hit a ten-year peak overnight, as better-than-expected U.S. car sales data and rising oil prices drove auto and energy stocks higher.

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LIVE MARKETS-Opening snapshot: European shares climb, FTSE hits fresh record high

* European stocks open higher, FTSE touches record * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams drops after profit warning * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net OPENING S

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LIVE MARKETS-Pre-morning European stocks roundup: what's on the radar

* European stock futures open higher * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams likely to sink after profit warning * Asian stocks scaled 10-year peak * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@re

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Europe's biggest private biotech company raises $270 mln

LONDON, Jan 4 (Reuters) - Europe's largest privately held biotech company, Germany-based BioNTech, has raised $270 million to support its work in developing personalised immunotherapies for cancer, ahead of an expected eventual stock market flotation.

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LIVE MARKETS-European shares to rise after Asian stocks hit 10-year peak

* European shares to open higher - spreadbetters * Asian stocks scaled 10-year peak * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally * Fed minutes fuelled dollar rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net EUROPEAN SHARES SEEN RISING AFTE

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Europe Edition: Storm Eleanor, Iran, Stephen Bannon: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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BRIEF-Rite Aid CFO- WE CONTINUE TO EXPECT REIMBURSEMENT RATE HEADWINDS

* COO- RAD WILL HAVE 2,569 STORES LOCATED PRIMARILY IN 8 KEY STATES, TO BE SERVED BY 6 DISTRIBUTION. CENTERS POST TRANSFER OF STORES TO WBA

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European Union diplomat visits Cuba to strengthen ties

HAVANA (Reuters) - The European Union’s top diplomat, Federica Mogherini, arrived in Cuba on Wednesday to help strengthen member countries' economic and political ties with the Communist-run island.

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Storm cuts power to thousands of homes in France, one dead

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 26 were injured across France on Wednesday in a storm that cut power to tens of thousands of homes, local authorities said.

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Sidangkou Journal: China’s ‘Saxophone Capital,’ a Factory Town Transfixed by Kenny G

Once derided as a bourgeois excess, the saxophone is making a comeback in China. And one northern village is delighted to be playing its part.

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LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot : European shares rebound as oil, dollar and Wall Street rise

* European stocks close higher Next drives retail sector up after strong Christmas update * Tech stocks, industrials make gains * 2017 sees record number of deals worldwide * MiFID II, U.S. Fed FOMC minutes in focus Jan 3 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.n

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UPDATE 2-European shares post strong rebound as dollar, Wall Street rise

* New European market rules implemented (Adds closing prices, quotes)

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Storm Eleanor Batters Europe

Carrying winds of 100 miles per hour, the storm brought hail and heavy rain, flooded streets and uprooted trees.

cnn.com

Is this the most European city in North America?

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Gusts derail Swiss train, storms hit Dutch air traffic, skier killed in France

ZURICH, Jan 3 (Reuters) - Gusting winds blew a train off its tracks, injuring eight people, as winter storm Burglind battered Switzerland on Wednesday, bringing trees down on power lines cutting electricity to thousands of homes.

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Storms slam U.S. Southeast as bitter cold drags on

(Reuters) - Winter storms swept up the U.S Southeast toward New England on Wednesday as snow, freezing rain and strong winds added to record-shattering cold that had much of the eastern United States in its grip.

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Storm cuts power to 225,000 households in France, one dead

PARIS (Reuters) - One man died on a ski slope and at least 15 were injured across northern and eastern France on Wednesday in a storm that has cut power to some 225,000 households, local authorities said.

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MOVES-BNY Mellon hires new asset servicing head for Northern Europe

Jan 3 (Reuters) - BNY Mellon on Wednesday said it appointed Dennis Presburg head of asset servicing business development for Northern Europe.

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LIVE MARKETS-Gnawing on the bone of European equities: enjoy it while it lasts

* European stocks rise * Next drives retail sector up after strong Christmas update * Tech stocks, industrials make gains * MiFID II reforms, U.S. Fed FOMC minutes in focus Jan 3(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net Gnawing on the bone of Euro

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Hurricane-Battered South Braces for Winter Storm and Bitter Cold

The storm is expected to affect most of the East Coast and bring freezing rain and maybe snow to states as far south as Florida.

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Storm Eleanor causes flood damage on Ireland's west coast

GALWAY (Reuters) - Homes and business on Ireland's west coast suffered flood damage and 27,000 were still without electricity on Wednesday after Storm Eleanor brought heavy rain and winds of up to 155 kilometers per hour.

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Winter storm warnings issued in Florida

Hard freeze warnings remain in effect for much of the country with winter storm warnings ranging from Boston to Florida.

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Storm disrupts traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A storm disrupted air traffic at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on Wednesday, with many flights canceled or delayed.

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Storm cuts power to 200,000 households in northern France

PARIS (Reuters) - A new winter storm has cut power to 200,000 households in northern France and is set to move to other regions throughout the day, electricity grid company Enedis said on Wednesday.

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Monster storm expected to hit the East Coast

Freezing rain, sleet and snow will fall along the Southeast on Wednesday -- and lead the way for a brutal winter storm that is expected to strengthen rapidly as it moves toward the Northeast.

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UPDATE 1-Buoyant retailers lead European shares higher

* Energy and tech companies also advance (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)

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Eastern U.S. braces for winter storm as bitter cold remains

(Reuters) - A major winter storm will start hitting the U.S Southeast up through New England on Wednesday with freezing rain, snow and strong winds, adding to record-shattering cold that is keeping its grip on much of the eastern United States.

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Buoyant retailers lead European shares higher

LONDON, Jan 3 (Reuters) - European shares advanced in early deals on Wednesday, recovering from a muted start to the year's trading as retail stocks led the way, while attention was also on the implementation of new financial market rules.

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LIVE MARKETS-Stronger start for European equities

* European stocks open higher * Next drives retail sector up after strong Christmas update * Tech stocks, industrials rise * MiFID II reforms, U.S. Fed minutes in focus Jan 3(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net Stronger start for European equities

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LIVE MARKETS-European airlines in focus once again (0722)

* European stocks futures open higher * MiFID II reforms, U.S. Fed minutes in focus Jan 3(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net European airlines in focus once again (0722) It's not a huge day for company news, but we could see some more action amo

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LIVE MARKETS-European shares seen edging higher -spreadbetters

Jan 3(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Kit Rees. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: kit.rees.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net

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Europe Edition: Iran, North Korea, Donald Trump: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, ice storms

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least eight deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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Eastern U.S. braces for more frigid weather, storm

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A record-shattering freeze kept its grip on much of the eastern United States on Tuesday, causing at least seven deaths and closing schools as forecasters warned of a storm that could slam some areas with blizzard conditions later this week.

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UPDATE 2-European stocks see faltering start to 2018 as autos weigh

* Wednesday's MiFID launch in focus (Adds details, updates prices at close)

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LIVE MARKETS-Closing snapshot: European shares end slightly lower

* European stocks wilt on first day of 2018 trading * Turnaround in miners pulls stocks off lows * Autos stocks dented by weaker car sales data Jan 2 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net Closing snapshot: European shares end slightly lower T

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LIVE MARKETS-Miners pull European stocks off lows heading into close

* European stocks wilt on 2018 open * Turnaround in miners pulls stocks off lows * Autos stocks dented by weaker car sales data Jan 2 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net Miners pull European stocks off lows heading into close (1602 GMT) T

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LIVE MARKETS-Bond market jitters a worry for European stocks?

* European stocks wilt on 2018 open * Investors take profits on miners after strong run * Autos stocks dented by weaker car sales data * Wall Street set for stronger open Jan 2 (Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net Bond market jitters a worry fo

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Leusden Journal: Afraid of Falling? For Older Adults, the Dutch Have a Cure

The Dutch, like people elsewhere, are living longer than in previous generations. Courses that teach fall prevention, and how to fall correctly, are gaining popularity.

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BRIEF-Cascadian Therapeutics Receives Pediatric Investigation Plan Waiver From The European Medicines Agency

* CASCADIAN THERAPEUTICS RECEIVES PEDIATRIC INVESTIGATION PLAN WAIVER FROM THE EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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LIVE MARKETS-More pressure in store for European retailers - Deutsche

* European stocks wilt on 2018 open * Investors take profits on miners after strong run * Autos stocks dented by weaker car sales data Jan 2(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net More pressure in store for European retailers - Deutsche Bank (1141 GMT)

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Emerging markets sailed through storms in 2017. What next?

LONDON (Reuters) - After a year of double-digit returns, one of the key questions for emerging markets in 2018 is whether they will continue to be insulated from one another's crises.

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Dollar starts 2018 in doldrums, European stocks groggy

LONDON (Reuters) - The ailing dollar fell to its lowest in over three months on Tuesday, while surprisingly upbeat Chinese manufacturing data ensured there was no serious new year hangover for world shares despite a groggy start for Europe.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Dollar starts 2018 in doldrums, European stocks groggy

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - The ailing dollar fell to its lowest in over three months on Tuesday, while surprisingly upbeat Chinese manufacturing data ensured there was no serious new year hangover for world shares despite a groggy start for Europe.

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UPDATE 1-European stocks see faltering start to 2018 as autos and miners weigh

* IAG deal to buy Niki assets weighs on Lufthansa (Updates prices, adds detail, quotes)

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European stocks see faltering start to 2018 as miners weigh

LONDON, Jan 2 (Reuters) - European stocks faltered at the start of the trading year on Tuesday as an impressive run-up in metals and mining stocks reversed, while strength in oil companies and banks was not enough to stop the slide.

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LIVE MARKETS-European shares to begin new year hesitantly

* Spreadbetters see DAX, CAC falling at open * FTSE set to hit a new record high * Asian trading upbeat Jan 2(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@reuters.net European shares to begin new year hesitantly (0630 GMT) Good morning and happy new year! Spreadbette

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Without NHL players, Team USA hockey looks to Europe

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stanley Cup winner Brian Gionta will captain a U.S. men's Olympic ice hockey team made up of players from European leagues or the North American development ranks at next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.

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Storm cuts power to 65,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 65,000 households in western France and is moving south, power grid company Enedis said on Monday.

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Storm cuts power to 40,000 households in western France

PARIS (Reuters) - Winter storm Carmen has cut power to about 40,000 households in the Brittany region of western France, power grid company Enedis said in a statement on Monday.

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The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

Families have turned the side of a warehouse facing a federal jail in Brooklyn into a message board for their imprisoned relatives.

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The World Celebrates New Year’s Eve

As midnight struck from East to West, revelers welcomed 2018 with fireworks, festivities, food, drinks and dancing. (And hundreds of weddings.)

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Western Canada ice storms cause power outages during bitter cold spell

TORONTO (Reuters) - Some 36,000 homes and businesses in British Columbia lost power due to ice storms in western Canada on Saturday, and workers rushed to restore service before nightfall as forecasters predicted extremely cold temperatures across the nation.

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Kazakhstan Prizes Its Cowboys, but Few Want to Saddle Up for Harsh Life

Kazakh cowboys, while proud of providing their rapidly modernizing nation with a link to its nomadic past, rarely want their children to follow them onto the frigid steppes.

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UPDATE 2-European shares score best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

* UK's FTSE, Spain's IBEX lag in 2017 (Adds details, closing prices)

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BRIEF-Sirona Biochem Announces SGLT2 IND Submission Milestone

* SIRONA BIOCHEM ANNOUNCES SGLT2 IND SUBMISSION MILESTONE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-European shares set for best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

* UK's FTSE, Spain's IBEX lag in 2017 (Adds detail and quote, updates prices)

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

The Getaway: Visiting Windsor Before the Royal Wedding: A Guide

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle will wed this spring just outside London, but why wait for the crowds to descend to soak up the royal atmosphere?

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European shares set for best year since 2013 on tech and mining surge

LONDON, Dec 29 (Reuters) - European stocks steadied in early deals on Friday, the final trading day of the year, and were set to record their strongest year of gains since 2013 thanks to a surge among tech stocks and a robust resources sector.

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Europe Edition: Donald Trump, George Weah, Italy: Your Friday Briefing

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

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Cairo Journal: Bump, Tumble, Go Faster! In Egypt, Roller Derby Is Real Life

The women on the Cairollers, Egypt’s only roller derby club, say the sport’s bump and tumble help unleash their frustrations and offer a sense of empowerment.

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

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

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BRIEF-Duke Energy Florida Seeks Storm Cost Recovery For Hurricane Irma

* DUKE ENERGY FLORIDA SEEKS STORM COST RECOVERY FOR HURRICANE IRMA

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UPDATE 2-European shares drift into year-end as resources stocks glitter

* But volumes thin as year-end looms (Adds details, closing prices)

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UPDATE 1-European shares drift into year-end as resources stocks glitter

* But volumes thin as year-end looms (Adds quote and details, updates prices)

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European shares drift into year-end as resources stocks glitter

LONDON, Dec 28 (Reuters) - European shares drifted lower in early deals on Thursday with company news and macro events scarce in holiday-thinned trading, while Britain's FTSE 100 hovered just under a record high.

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Europe Edition: Ukraine, St Petersburg, Barack Obama: Your Thursday Briefing

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

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At an Air Show in China, Drones, Not Jets, Are the Stars

China makes the world’s most popular drones. The country’s passion for unmanned flying machines runs deep — and starts at an early age.

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China commerce ministry says disappointed at European probe into e-bike exporters

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's commerce ministry said it is disappointed at the European Commission's decision to launch a probe into Chinese exporters of electronic bicycles, adding that Europe misunderstands the Chinese market.

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Assad Must Go, Says Turkey’s Leader, Seeking Leverage as War Winds Down

The denunciation appeared to be Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s effort to remind Russia, Syria’s most powerful ally, that it cannot dictate the country’s postwar future alone.

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UPDATE 2-European chipmakers tumble on iPhone demand scare; miners rally

* Liquidity remains thin in holiday-shortened week (Adds details, closing prices)

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BRIEF-Biondvax Plans Phase 3 Clinical Trial Following Receipt Of Scientific Advice From The European Medicines Agency

* BIONDVAX PLANS PHASE 3 CLINICAL TRIAL FOLLOWING RECEIPT OF SCIENTIFIC ADVICE FROM THE EUROPEAN MEDICINES AGENCY (EMA)

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BRIEF-Protalix Biotherapeutics' PRX-102 Granted Orphan Drug Designation By The European Commission

* PROTALIX BIOTHERAPEUTICS’ PRX-102 GRANTED ORPHAN DRUG DESIGNATION BY THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Teigen sends tweetstorm as 8-hour flight U-turns to LAX

Chrissy Teigen and other Tokyo-bound passengers ended up right where they started after eight hours of flying: Los Angeles.

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UPDATE 1-European chipmakers tumble on iPhone demand scare

* Liquidity remains thin in holiday-shortened week (Adds detail, updates prices)

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Commodities boost European stocks while chipmakers tumble on iPhone demand scare

PARIS, Dec 27 (Reuters) - Strength in commodities boosted European benchmarks though tech stocks fell on Wednesday as the region emerged from a two-day trading holiday and investors reacted to reports demand for Apple's new iPhone X was weaker than expected.

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Just Saying No: Luminaries Who Have Shunned Awards

As the French chef Jérôme Brochot returns his Michelin star, here is a look at others who have turned down celebrated honors and awards.

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Europe Edition: Egypt, Peru, Liberia: Your Wednesday Briefing

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

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Storm Buries Pennsylvania City in More Than Five Feet of Snow

Residents of Erie, Pa., have had to abandon their cars in the middle of the road after getting stuck. The snow, which shattered several records, is still coming down.

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Tourist carrying husband's painkillers sentenced to 3 years in Egyptian prison

A British woman who says she was carrying painkillers for her ailing partner was sentenced Tuesday to three years in prison and fined the equivalent of $5,611 by an Egyptian court.

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The Roots of Poland’s Defiance of the European Union

The bloc for the first time invoked a rule that could strip Poland of its voting rights after the president signed measures that critics say threaten the rule of law.

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In Tangled Afghan War, a Thin Line of Defense Against ISIS

The Islamic State in eastern Afghanistan has survived intense pressure from American airstrikes and raids by United States and Afghan forces.

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Largest California fire not expected to spread as winds subside

(Reuters) - The largest wildfire in California history was not expected to spread on Sunday with light winds forecast, officials said.

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‘We Are Afraid of Christmas’: Tensions Dampen Holiday in India

Christmas is becoming big business in India, where it has a cosmopolitan appeal to people of many faiths. But far-right Hindu groups have put the holiday in their cross hairs.

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Rescuers search for Philippine storm victims as toll rises to 200

MANILA (Reuters) - Rescuers in the Philippines searched on Sunday for survivors of a storm that triggered floods and landslides and killed about 200 people, left scores missing and thousands homeless, most of whom apparently ignored warnings to move to safety.

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‘I’m Struggling to Survive’: For Rohingya Women, Abuse Continues in Camps

Even after escaping Myanmar, survivors of rape and other trauma find themselves still vulnerable and commodified in the brokenness of refugee life.

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As Prince Accelerates Changes for Women, Saudis Adapt at Varied Pace

The dizzying changes put in place by Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman have the potential to radically change Saudi women’s lives, if the men in their lives don’t put on the brakes.

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Tropical Storm in Philippines Kills Scores and Leaves Dozens Missing

The storm named Tembin unleashed landslides and mudslides in remote communities while also causing rivers to overflow. The death toll stood at least 80.

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Storm kills dozens in the Philippines

Tropical Storm Tembin hit the southern island of Mindanao in the Philippines on Friday, killing at least 39 people, authorities said.

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Nearly 90 dead in Philippine mudslides, flooding as storm hits: officials

MANILA (Reuters) - A tropical storm in the Philippines triggered mudslides and flooding that killed nearly 90 people, while dozens are missing, police and disaster officials said on Saturday.

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A Japanese coastal community is dealing with a sudden influx of boats carrying bodies

Ryosen Kojima opens a sliding door, enters the Zen Buddhist temple that his family has operated for four generations, and lights two candles.

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Watch These Brooklyn Skate Club Regulars Dance Their Wheels Off

There’s magic in the skates: On Wednesday nights, the Brooklyn Skate Club transforms a gymnasium in Bedford-Stuyvesant into a swirl of bodies.

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Verona Journal: Pandoro Is Italy’s Christmas Miracle. Easter Is Another Story.

Workers at Melegatti, the maker of traditional Christmas cakes, have staved off layoffs by urging Italians to eat pandoro.

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UK's Johnson, on Moscow visit, tells Moscow to stop meddling in Europe

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson told his Russian counterpart on Friday he wanted to talk about difficult subjects such as Moscow's annexation of Ukraine's Crimea and what he described as Russia's destabilizing of the western Balkans.

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UK's Boris Johnson to Russia: Stop destabilizing Europe or else

MOSCOW (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson will tell his Russian counterpart on Friday that there can be no "business as usual" until Moscow stops "destabilising" Europe and that Britain is ready to retaliate against any cyber attacks.

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Sonic boom or bust? Dreams of super-fast jet travel revival face headwinds

(Reuters) - Supersonic passenger travel, which died out with the Concorde's demise in 2003, will make a comeback by the mid-2020s if three entrepreneurial U.S.-based companies can make jets quiet and efficient enough to win over buyers and fliers.

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Europe Edition: Catalonia, Jerusalem, Christmas: Your Friday Briefing

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

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17 Postcards From Our Correspondents Around the World in 2017

“Journals” are a longstanding New York Times feature that tries to take readers to new places. These were some of our favorites from the year.

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California wildfire crews gain edge as winds weaker than feared

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Firefighters gained an edge in their weeks-long battle against a sprawling wildfire in Southern California on Thursday, thanks to weaker-than-expected winds that have been driving the flames.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Catalan vote tests Europe, bonds steady after dive

* European stocks subdued after Asia dips and Wall St ends flat

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U.S. tax cuts mix pleasure and pain for Europe's dollar earners

LONDON, Dec 21 (Reuters) - A slate of U.S. tax reforms could provide a lift for European companies that sell into the country. For others, it may yet turn out to be a threat.

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Winds strengthen as crews make progress on California wildfire

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Strong wind gusts on Thursday may challenge crews battling a sprawling wildfire in Southern California which threatens to become the biggest in state history.