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BRIEF-Tapimmune Announces Enrollment Of First Patient In Phase 2 Clinical Trial For Treating Triple-Negative Breast Cancer

* TAPIMMUNE ANNOUNCES ENROLLMENT OF FIRST PATIENT IN PHASE 2 CLINICAL TRIAL FOR TREATING TRIPLE-NEGATIVE BREAST CANCER FUNDED BY U.S. DEPARTMENT OF DEFENSE

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DealBook: More American Jobs? Broadcom Deal Might Mean the Opposite

President Trump hailed Broadcom’s decision to bring its headquarters to the United States, but if its takeover bid for Qualcomm goes through, it may cost jobs.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe flies to Singapore, first trip since ouster

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's former president Robert Mugabe has left the country for medical checks in Singapore, his first foreign travel since the army forced him from office last month, a state security official said on Tuesday.

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Singapore's electric car-sharing program hits the road

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore launched on Tuesday its first large-scale electric car-sharing program through which the land-scarce city-state hopes to provide commuters with more transport options and steer them away from the need to buy their own cars.

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Trying to Bypass Anxiety on the Road to Driverless Cars

Volvo is putting cameras in vehicles to see people interact with driver-assistance features and will use the data in designing fully autonomous cars.

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Jones: Alabama is at a crossroads

On the eve of the Alabama special election, Democratic Senate candidate Doug Jones rallied a crowd in Birmingham calling on Alabamians to turn out and vote.

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'This Is Us,' 'The Good Doctor' among broadcast TV's nominees

Yes, streaming and cable television shows still got the bulk of attention during Monday's Golden Globes. But broadcast TV wasn't left out in the cold thanks to two returning Globe favorites, a new breakout drama and an old favorite that shined like it's new again in 2017.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Mario Batali Steps Away From Restaurants Amid Sexual Misconduct Allegations

Mr. Batali made his announcement in a statement after four women accused the chef of groping. He is also stepping aside from ABC’s “The Chew.”

Theater nytimes.com

An Unexpected New Stop on the Road to Broadway: Edmonton

Smaller and out-of-the-way theaters are increasingly presenting musicals angling for the big time. For the creators of “Hadestown,” the path veered way north.

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Chinese electric car maker to put 'Weltmeister' on road next year

BEIJING (Reuters) - WM Motor Technology Co, one of a new breed of Chinese electric car companies, will use its company name "Weltmeister" as its brand and plans to start taking orders for its first product, a sport-utility vehicle, from April.

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For the first time in US history, a road will likely be carved through a protected wilderness refuge

A wilderness refuge protected since the Eisenhower administration could have a road carved right through it

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Interior secretary pushing controversial road project

Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke is pushing a plan to build a road through the protected Izembek Wildlife Refuge in Alaska. Critics say it's a dangerous precedent.

Sexual Harassment nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Roadkill on Capitol Hill

It has taken decades and many sexual harassment scandals, but this time it may be a real change.

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Mexican president asks Senate to broaden discussion over security bill

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto on Friday asked Senate lawmakers to include civil society's views in their discussion of a divisive bill that critics say would give the military greater powers and deepen its role in the country's drug war.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX posts 2-week high as industrials lead broad-based rally

TORONTO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose to a two-week high on Friday, led by financial and industrial shares after solid U.S. jobs data boosted investor sentiment, while energy stocks climbed on higher oil prices.

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UPDATE 1-TIM expands high end broadband offerings in Brazil

SAO PAULO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Brazilian telecoms provider TIM Participacoes SA launched an expansion of its fiber-to-the-home service outside the country's two biggest cities on Friday, adding to competition for Brazil's high-end broadband customers.

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Vietnam reviews toll road after rare protests

HANOI (Reuters) - Vietnam's government has promised a full review of charges at a toll gate on a new road after protests there posed a rare challenge to the Communist authorities and showed signs of spreading.

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Exclusive: U.N. watchdogs call for probe of Taser assaults in U.S. jails

GENEVA (Reuters) - The U.N. special rapporteur on torture urged U.S. authorities to investigate and weigh criminal charges against jail officials in Ohio, Tennessee, Oklahoma and Arkansas for the “clearly gratuitous infliction of severe pain and suffering” from the use of Tasers on inmates, citing a Reuters report this week.

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Broadcom helps lift Nasdaq; S&P, Dow slip

(Reuters) - Gains in chipmaker Broadcom and yogawear maker Lululemon helped lift the Nasdaq at the open on Thursday, while the S&P 500 and the Dow were slightly lower.

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US STOCKS SNAPSHOT-Broadcom helps lift Nasdaq; S&P, Dow slip

Dec 7 (Reuters) - Gains in chipmaker Broadcom and yogawear maker Lululemon helped lift the Nasdaq at the open on Thursday, while the S&P 500 and the Dow were slightly lower.

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Apple suppliers gain after Broadcom hint on iPhone

(Reuters) - Shares in Skyworks Solutions Inc , Cirrus Logic Inc , and Qorvo Inc traded higher on Thursday after fellow Apple supplier Broadcom Ltd hinted the late launch of iPhone X would help revenue rise.

Road Trips nytimes.com

Road to Recovery

In the aftermath of the death of our son, we felt sad, and proud — and empty. So, as a family, we tried to find ourselves on the open road.

New York City nytimes.com

New York Today: New York Today: Do Dogs Need Winter Coats?

Thursday: How pups fare in cold weather, goings-on around town, and a day to honor pioneer pilots.

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BRIEF-Richmond Road Capital And North American Lithium Terminate Qualifying Transaction And Subscription Receipt Financing

* RICHMOND ROAD CAPITAL CORP AND NORTH AMERICAN LITHIUM INC. ANNOUNCE TERMINATION OF QUALIFYING TRANSACTION AND SUBSCRIPTION RECEIPT FINANCING

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BRIEF-Broadcom Says Expect Proposed Qualcomm Deal Will Be Completed Within About 12 Months Following Signing Of Definitive Agreement

* BROADCOM CFO - EXPECT THAT PROPOSED QUALCOMM TRANSACTION WILL BE COMPLETED WITHIN ABOUT 12 MONTHS FOLLOWING SIGNING OF DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT - CONF CALL‍​

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BRIEF-Broadcom Appoints Gayla Delly As Independent Director

* BROADCOM SAYS ON DEC 4, BOARD APPOINTED GAYLA DELLY AS AN INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jmGe2b) Further company coverage:

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Study abroad appeals to more U.S. college students, but costs can mount

CHICAGO (Reuters) - While most college seniors are still hoping to land a good job after graduation, Kelsey Berg is set.

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Colorado's ski rescue dogs are the real-life Paw Patrol

For avid skiers and snowboarders, it's the most wonderful time of year -- the winter ski season has officially begun. But it's not just vacationers and action sports buffs hitting mountains across the country.

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Asia stocks hit 2-month low as risk sentiment sours broadly

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped across the board on Wednesday as various factors including weaker metals prices and monetary policy concerns in China soured investor risk sentiment.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asia stocks hit 2-mth low as risk sentiment sours broadly

* Nikkei drops 2 pct, copper slide hits non-ferrous metal sector

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In Era of Trump, Germany Seeks a Stronger Role Abroad

The acting foreign minister, Sigmar Gabriel, calls for a bolder foreign policy role for Berlin, as Germans say they worry more about the U.S. than North Korea or Iran.

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U.S. rejects federal protection for white-tailed prairie dogs

PINEDALE, Wyo. (Reuters) - The white-tailed prairie dog will not be declared an endangered or threatened species after the U.S. government deemed on Tuesday there was no danger despite declines in its population from human development and disease.

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After Africa trip, France's Macron breaks 50 percent popularity rating

PARIS (Reuters) - French President Emmanuel Macron's popularity rose above 50 percent for the first time since he was elected in May with people approving of the way he defends the country's interests abroad, a poll showed on Tuesday.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Instant Korean Ramen, Made the Hard Way

At Jeju Noodle Bar in the West Village, a chef pays tribute to just-add-water packaged soups with recipes that are anything but fast.

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BMW rejects allegations of excessive emissions in road tests

BERLIN (Reuters) - BMW has denied that engine management software shut off a system filtering nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions in some of its diesel cars after a German environmental group alleged that a 3-Series estate car in a series of road tests emitted amounts of NOx which were seven times above the legal limit.

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BRIEF-‍Juniper Networks Partners With Telefonica On Road To A Self-Driving Network​

* ‍JUNIPER NETWORKS PARTNERS WITH TELEFONICA ON ROAD TO A SELF-DRIVING NETWORK​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com ;)

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How to Beat the Line and Get Reservations at Hot New Restaurants

When an establishment opens in town and everyone’s lining up for a taste, here’s how you can score a seat — the smart and easy way.

SpongeBob SquarePants: The Broadway Musical (Play) nytimes.com

Review: ‘SpongeBob SquarePants,’ a Watery Wonderland on Broadway

This ginormous adaptation of the beloved Nickelodeon television series perfectly captures the innocently idiotic spirit of its prototype.

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Trump's road meals revealed

President Trump doubles down on his Big Mac and Filet-O-Fish order. CNN's Jeanne Moos has the story.

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BMW says exhaust systems do not shut off in road conditions

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - BMW on Monday rejected a media report that said the software in certain diesel models shut off a gas filtering system in certain road conditions, leading to excessive nitrogen oxide (NOx) emissions.

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Broadcom launches 11-nominee slate for Qualcomm board

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd made its first formal move toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc on Monday, laying out a slate of 11 nominees it wants to put on the board of the U.S. semiconductor firm.

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UPDATE 3-Broadcom launches 11-nominee slate for Qualcomm board

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd made its first formal move toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc on Monday, laying out a slate of 11 nominees it wants to put on the board of the U.S. semiconductor firm.

Wireless Communications nytimes.com

Broadcom Proposes Unseating Qualcomm Board as Takeover Fight Escalates

Broadcom proposed replacing Qualcomm’s entire board as it tries to move ahead with a $105 billion bid for the mobile chip maker.

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Broadcom unveils 11-nominee slate for Qualcomm board

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd took its first formal step toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc on Monday, unveiling a slate of 11 nominees to the board of the U.S. semiconductor firm.

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UPDATE 2-Broadcom unveils 11-nominee slate for Qualcomm board

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd took its first formal step toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc on Monday, unveiling a slate of 11 nominees to the board of the U.S. semiconductor firm.

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BRIEF-Qualcomm Confirms Receipt Of Broadcom's Nomination Of Candidate Slate

* QUALCOMM CONFIRMS RECEIPT OF BROADCOM'S NOMINATION OF A SLATE OF CANDIDATES TO REPLACE CO'S EXISTING BOARD

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REFILE-Broadcom plans to nominate 11 members to Qualcomm's board

Dec 4 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd said on Monday it planned to nominate a slate of 11 independent members to the board of U.S. semiconductor firm Qualcomm Inc.

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Broadcom plans to nominate 11 members to Qualcomm's board

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd said on Monday it planned to nominate a slate of 11 independent members to the board of U.S. semiconductor firm Qualcomm Inc.

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Moscow to respond to pressure on Russian media abroad - RIA

MOSCOW, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Russia's communications watchdog Roskomnadzor said on Monday it would respond in kind to any violations of the rights of Russian companies and media abroad, saying it had the tools to do this, the RIA news agency reported.

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Broadcom set to unveil challenge to Qualcomm's board: sources

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd will take its first formal step on Monday toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc , unveiling nominees whom Qualcomm shareholders can vote on to replace the U.S. semiconductor company's board of directors, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Broadcom set to unveil challenge to Qualcomm's board -sources

Dec 3 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd will take its first formal step on Monday toward a hostile bid to take over Qualcomm Inc, unveiling nominees whom Qualcomm shareholders can vote on to replace the U.S. semiconductor company's board of directors, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Pope ends sensitive trip to Asia after seeking Rohingya forgiveness

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis ended a diplomatically tricky trip to Asia on Saturday, seeking the forgiveness of Rohingya Muslim refugees in Bangladesh after his controversial decision to not directly refer to their plight when he visited their homeland, Myanmar.

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Musk will send Tesla Roadster to Mars on a giant rocket

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Pope visits Bangladesh orphans on last day of trip headlined by Rohingya crisis

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis visited a home in Dhaka founded by Mother Teresa for orphans, unwed mothers and destitute elderly on Saturday as he wrapped up his trip to Myanmar and Bangladesh.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Renowned Travel Writer’s Letters From the Road

“Patrick Leigh Fermor: A Life in Letters,” edited by Adam Sisman, sparkles with the charm that made Fermor such a welcome guest and bedmate.

Theater nytimes.com

Writing Her Way From Backstage to Broadway

Claire van Kampen worked on other people’s plays for decades. Then she wrote “Farinelli and the King.” It’s been a hit in London and makes its way to New York next week.

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Pope uses word 'Rohingya' in public for first time on Asia trip

DHAKA (Reuters) - Pope Francis on Friday used the word "Rohingya" for the first time during his current trip to Asia to refer to refugees who have fled in large numbers from violence in Myanmar.

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Long road ahead to a new life for wounded North Korean defector

SEOUL (Reuters) - The North Korean soldier critically wounded when making a dash to the south last month may have cheated death, but even as his health improves, he is months if not years away from finding a normal life in South Korea, officials and other defectors say.

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BRIEF-Dish reaches retransmission consent agreement with Lilly Broadcasting

* DISH REACHES RETRANSMISSION CONSENT AGREEMENT WITH LILLY BROADCASTING

Fashion and Apparel nytimes.com

10 Polaroids: Marco Zanini Captures His Italian Trip — in Polaroids

The designer for Santoni documents his excursion to Italy's Marche region exclusively for T.

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Verizon plan to launch 5G broadband lifts shares

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Verizon Communications Inc shares rose 2 percent in midday trading on Thursday after the No. 1 U.S. wireless carrier said it would launch next-generation high-speed Internet services in three to five U.S. markets in 2018.

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Russia's Gushchina fails 2012 dope test; already stripped of medals

ZURICH (Reuters) - Russian sprinter Yulia Gushchina, who has previously been stripped of three relay medals won in the 2008 and 2012 Olympics after team mates were banned for doping, has also been disqualified from the London Games after testing positive, the International Olympic Committee said on Thursday.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Hungry City: Around the Corner, Thai Desserts Await

Khao Nom, linked to another restaurant in Queens, is a place to finish off your meal.

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Yellen: Recovery 'increasingly broad based' in both U.S. and worldwide

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. economy has gathered steam this year and will warrant continued interest rate increases amid a strengthened global recovery, outgoing Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen told Congressional leaders on Wednesday in her final scheduled testimony on Capitol Hill.

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Venezuela's Maduro strips rival of U.N. post amid corruption purge: sources

CARACAS/HOUSTON (Reuters) - Venezuela has ordered the removal of Rafael Ramirez, once a powerful oil minister and head of state oil company PDVSA, from his post as representative to the United Nations in New York, four sources with knowledge of the matter said on Wednesday.

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Analysis:Trump takes the lowest of low roads on Lauer

Most past presidents probably wouldn't say anything publicly about the bombshell firing Wednesday morning of NBC's Matt Lauer for "inappropriate sexual behavior." And, if they did say something, it would be along the lines of "Even the highest profile among us are not and should not be immune from being punished for these sorts of unacceptable behaviors."

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UPDATE 1-Asian groups vie for stake in southern Brazil railroad -source

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Japan's Mitsubishi Group and Sumitomo Corp are vying for a stake in a railroad owned by Brazil's Rumo SA, a person familiar with the matter told Reuters on Wednesday.

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Asian groups vie for stake in southern Brazil railroad -paper

SAO PAULO, Nov 29 (Reuters) - China Communications Construction Co Ltd and Japan's Mitsubishi and Sumitomo Corp are vying for a stake in a railroad owned by Rumo SA, Brazilian newspaper O Estado de S. Paulo reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-International Road Dynamics, A Quarterhill Company, Awarded $3.7 Mln Contract

* INTERNATIONAL ROAD DYNAMICS, A QUARTERHILL COMPANY, AWARDED US $3.7 MILLION CONTRACT

Rohingya (Ethnic Group) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Treacherous Burmese Road from Mandalay

The dangers of a country poised between democracy and “dictatorship with a Constitution.”

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Two human heads found outside broadcaster's office in Mexico

MEXICO CITY, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Two human heads were discovered in a cooler outside an office of broadcaster Televisa in the Mexican city of Guadalajara, authorities said on Tuesday.

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Pope calls for peace in Myanmar on diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis called on the people of Myanmar on Wednesday to embrace peace and reconciliation as their country emerges from nearly five decades of military rule still riven by ethnic conflicts and communal strife.

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UPDATE 1-Codelco CEO seeks to learn about lithium mining on China trip

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Chief Executive Officer of Chilean state copper company Codelco, Nelson Pizarro, will visit research institutes in China to learn about lithium extraction on his current trip to Asia, he said on Wednesday.

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Codelco CEO seeks to learn about lithium mining on China trip

SHANGHAI, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The Chief Executive Officer of Chilean state copper company Codelco, Nelson Pizarro, will visit research institutes in China to learn about lithium extraction on his current trip in Asia, he said on the sidelines of a conference on Wednesday.

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German broadcasters won't air ex-Pink Floyd frontman's concerts over anti-Semitism accusations

BERLIN (Reuters) - German public broadcasters have dropped plans to air concerts next year by British ex-Pink Floyd frontman Roger Waters, citing what they call "accusations of anti-Semitism against him".

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: At Ugly Baby, the Name Isn’t All That’s Unusual

A new Thai restaurant in Carroll Gardens, Brooklyn, cooks dishes rarely seen in New York, and a few standards.

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BRIEF-Centripetal Networks says Court Rules In Favor Of Co In Patent Infrigement Lawsuit

* ‍CENTRIPETAL NETWORKS SAYS U.S. COURT ISSUED A "KEY" RULING IN THE PATENT INFRINGEMENT LAWSUIT FILED BY CENTRIPETAL IN JULY 2017​

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Obama to meet with China's Xi on 3-country trip

Former President Barack Obama embarks Tuesday on an five-day trip to China, India and France, where he will meet with many of his former counterparts, including Chinese President Xi Jinping, Obama's spokeswoman told CNN.

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BRIEF-Broadcom finalizing candidates for full Qualcomm slate- CNBC,citing sources‍​

* BROADCOM FINALIZING CANDIDATES FOR FULL QUALCOMM SLATE- CNBC,CITING SOURCES‍​

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Aung San Suu Kyi stripped of Oxford honor

Myanmar's de facto leader Aung San Suu Kyi has been stripped of an award by the British city of Oxford, where she went to university, for her handling of the Rohingya crisis.

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Trump Panama hotel owners trying to strip president's name -report

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Owners of the Trump International Hotel in Panama City are trying to strip the president's name from the building and remove his company from management, the Associated Press reported on Monday.

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UPDATE 5-Scandal-hit Uber hits the road to reassure global regulators

TOKYO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Uber executives are travelling the globe to reassure regulators that the company is changing the way it does business, after a massive data breach became the latest controversy to hurt the ride-service firm's reputation.

Theater nytimes.com

Bruce Springsteen’s Tenure on Broadway Has Been Extended

The singer’s sold-out solo show, “Springsteen on Broadway,” was extended from Feb. 28 through June 30, 2018.

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Pope starts Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the leader of the Roman Catholic church to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of conducting "ethnic cleansing" against its Muslim Rohingya people.

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BRIEF-Ctrip And Big Bus Tours Signs Strategic Agreement

* CTRIP AND BIG BUS TOURS SIGNS STRATEGIC AGREEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: ( Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com )

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Pope begins Myanmar trip in shadow of Rohingya crisis

YANGON (Reuters) - Pope Francis landed in Yangon on Monday, the start of a delicate visit for the world's most prominent Christian to majority-Buddhist Myanmar, which the United States has accused of "ethnic cleansing" its Muslim Rohingya people.

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Sabeco gets strong response at Singapore investors' roadshow as Vietnam kicks off sale

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam's biggest brewer Sabeco has received a strong response from potential suitors at an investors' roadshow in Singapore, its chairman said, as the government moves closer to finalizing a stake sale in the $9 billion maker of Bia Saigon and 333 brews.

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Thousands travel to Yangon for Pope's diplomatically fraught trip

YANGON (Reuters) - Thousands of Catholics gathered in Yangon on Monday after journeys by train and bus, excited to get a glimpse of Pope Francis, who begins a trip to Myanmar fraught with diplomatic risk over its treatment of the minority Muslim Rohingya people.

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Vietnam brewer Sabeco gets strong response at Singapore investor roadshow: chairman

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Vietnam's biggest brewer Sabeco has received a strong response from potential suitors at an investors' roadshow in Singapore, its chairman said, as the government moves closer to finalizing a stake sale in the $9 billion maker of Bia Saigon and 333 brews.

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Cuba holds municipal elections on road to Castro era’s end

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuba took another step on Sunday toward the end of the Castro era, with millions of residents placing paper ballots in cardboard boxes for ward delegates to municipal assemblies.

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Trump could be on track to triple Obama's time on the golf course

President Donald Trump could be on track to spend as much as triple the time former President Barack Obama did on the golf course in his first year in office -- and to play more than former President George W. Bush did in eight years in office.

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James has another triple-double as Cavs win seventh straight

(The Sports Xchange) - LeBron James changed shoes at halftime on Friday night. Then, he turned the game in the Cleveland Cavaliers' favor in the second half.

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Woman walking her dogs is killed by a hunter

A woman walking her dogs near her western New York home was fatally shot Wednesday by a man who told police he mistook her for a deer.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX gains in broad but modest move, up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index pushed higher on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped it notch a 0.7 percent gain on the week.

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State Department won't send a high-level delegation to support Ivanka Trump's global summit trip, officials say

Days ahead of what should be a major moment for Ivanka Trump on the world stage, CNN has learned Secretary of State Rex Tillerson isn't sending a high-level delegation to support her amid reports of tensions between Tillerson and the White House.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises in broad but modest move, eyes 0.7 pct gain on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in morning trading on Friday, led by modest gains for its heavyweight financial and energy sectors in a broad rally that helped put it on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week.

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Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid: sources

(Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

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UPDATE 1-Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid -sources

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Broadcom considering sweetened Qualcomm bid -sources

Nov 22 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Broadcom Ltd is considering raising its offer to buy rival Qualcomm Inc by offering more of its own stock, following consultation with several of Qualcomm's top shareholders, according to people familiar with the matter.

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Brazil's CCR considers bids for airports, roads in US, Latin America

SAO PAULO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Brazilian toll road operator CCR SA is considering bidding for operating licenses for airports, toll roads and subways in the U.S. and Latin America, company executives told investors on Wednesday.

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With a Singing SpongeBob, Nickelodeon Aims for a Broadway Splash

To capture the spirit of its relentlessly cheerful animated hero and his underwater world, a $20 million musical that “explodes off the stage.”

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Singapore sees running autonomous buses on public roads from 2022

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Singapore is hoping to deploy autonomous buses on public roads in three different districts of the city-state from 2022 to provide better connectivity, the country's Ministry of Transport said in a statement on Wednesday.

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Documents show involvement of Zinke's wife on official trip

A batch of documents reveal frustration among staffers at the Department of Interior over coordinating travel for Secretary Ryan Zinke's wife on an official trip, creating another headache for an administration that's already been criticized for its handling of Cabinet secretary travel.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX notches 12-day high on broad rally led by materials

TORONTO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index posted a 12-day high on Tuesday, with broad-based gains led by materials companies as copper prices climbed, while TransCanada Corp added to gains after winning a key approval for its Keystone XL pipeline on Monday.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Instead of Making Turkey, They Make Reservations

The minority who eat out on Thanksgiving have their reasons, including no fuss and no fights.

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Airbus A350-1000 jetliner granted safety certification by U.S., EU watchdogs

PARIS (Reuters) - Airbus said on Tuesday the largest member of its A350 long-range jetliner family, the A350-1000, had received safety certification from European and U.S. regulators.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises broadly, energy stocks lead move higher

TORONTO, Nov 21 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose in early trade on Tuesday, with the broad gains led by energy stocks as oil prices steadied ahead of a key meeting of producer nations next week.

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Exclusive: Philippines' PT&T seeks partners for broadband, cell services, talks to Chinese firms

MANILA (Reuters) - Philippine Telegraph & Telephone Corp is talking to Chinese companies about forming strategic partnerships as part of plans to turn a niche player into a force in the domestic telecoms market, its chairman said on Tuesday.

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Travel Tips: 5 Rules for a Really Good Trip With the Kids

Tips include: Let everyone pick an activity, figure out child care in advance, determine the accommodations that best suit your family.

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Rosneft CEO Sechin to miss Ulyukayev's trial due to business trip - agencies

MOSCOW, Nov 21 (Reuters) - The chief executive of Russia's oil major Rosneft, Igor Sechin, will miss ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev's trial on Wednesday, where he was due to appear as a witness, because of a business trip, Russian news agencies reported on Tuesday.

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RPT-INSIGHT-Italian banks face long, uphill road to modernisation

* Past peak of bad loan crisis, Italian banks face new mission

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Broadcom eyes big changes for Qualcomm's patent practices

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - As part of its $103 billion bid to buy Qualcomm Inc , Broadcom Ltd has hinted that it would make big changes to Qualcomm's patent licensing business, a major cash-cow for the company but a source of bitter conflict with regulators and key customers including Apple Inc .

Dogs nytimes.com

Trilobites: Rock Carvings of Ancient Dogs Getting Taught New Tricks

Engravings in the Saudi desert may be the earliest depictions of human-canine companionship.

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Tesla Roadster might fly

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Italian banks face long, uphill road to modernization

MILAN (Reuters) - Bailed-out Monte dei Paschi, the world's oldest bank and a bastion of tradition dating back to 1472, has entered the realms of virtual reality. It's an unlikely sign of the times.

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The Neediest Cases Fund: Even Her Shopping Trips Require a Chaperone, So She Makes Them Last

Alice Brunn, 79, lost her vision in her 60s and can’t leave home unattended. When her son takes her out, she plans several stops along the way.

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Farah to kick off road career on the streets of London

(Reuters) - Mo Farah will start his career as a full-time road runner by taking part in a London half marathon early next year before tackling the full distance around the British capital in April, according to The Times.

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Nascar Season Ends at a Crossroad With Star Drivers Departing

Dale Earnhardt Jr., Matt Kenseth and Danica Patrick are leaving full-time racing, and others are facing pay cuts and a dearth of sponsorships in 2018.

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Frugal Traveler: A Trip Through the Stunning, Rock-Hewed Churches of Ethiopia

Ethiopia is one of the more exciting places to visit in the world right now: An attractive mix of ancient tradition and rapid modernization.

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Tesla's $200,000 Roadster will need more than speed

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Broadcom closes $5.5 billion Brocade deal

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd said on Friday it closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc, giving it a larger share of the data center products market.

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UPDATE 1-Broadcom closes $5.5 billion Brocade deal

Nov 17 (Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd said on Friday it closed its acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc, giving it a larger share of the data center products market.

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Broadcom completes Brocade acquisition

(Reuters) - Broadcom Ltd said on Friday it completed its $5.5 billion acquisition of network gear maker Brocade Communications Systems Inc.

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Jaguar Land Rover tests first driverless vehicle on public roads

LONDON, Nov 17 (Reuters) - Britain's biggest automaker, Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has tested its first driverless car on public roads, it said on Friday, as carmakers race against each other and tech firms to tap into new technologies.

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UPDATE 7-New $200,000 Tesla Roadster speeds in front of electric big-rig truck

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov 16 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck on Thursday when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.

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New $200,000 Tesla Roadster speeds in front of electric big-rig truck

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) - Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.

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UPDATE 6-New $200,000 Tesla Roadster speeds in front of electric big-rig truck

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov 16 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc upstaged its own debut of an electric heavy duty truck when a red Roadster pulled out of the big rig's trailer and Chief Executive Elon Musk said the new $200,000 sports car would be the fastest production car ever.

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Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, sporty Roadster

HAWTHORNE, Calif. (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future depends.

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UPDATE 5-Tesla unveils electric big-rig truck, sporty Roadster

HAWTHORNE, Calif., Nov 16 (Reuters) - Tesla Inc on Thursday unveiled a prototype electric big-rig truck that it will start producing in 2019, throwing itself into a new market even as it struggles to roll out an affordable sedan on which the company's future depends.

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Broadcaster CME says watchdog has blocked sale of Croatian station

PRAGUE, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Croatia's watchdog has rejected broadcaster Central European Media Enterprise's proposal to sell its Croatian operation to a unit of United Group, CME said on Thursday.

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Hungry City: In Queens, Star Treatment for Seafood

AbuQir in the Little Egypt section of Astoria lets you pick your fish and how it is prepared.

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BRIEF-Broadcaster CME: Croatia's watchdog stops sale of local subsidiary

* Says Croatia's watchdog has not approved CME's planned sale of its local subsidiary Nova TV

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Tax reform faces long road ahead in the Senate

House Republicans are hours away from fulfilling their pledge of a full-scale tax overhaul. But all eyes have already shifted to the Senate, where the reality of tax reform is starting to bubble up: It's complicated, it's difficult and, at some point, the cruise control would be flicked off and this would start to get real. Well, now it's getting real.

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Europe approves GlaxoSmithKline's new triple lung drug

LONDON, Nov 16 (Reuters) - Europe has approved GlaxoSmithKline's new three-in-one inhaler for chronic lung disease, which the group hopes will help it keep its lead in respiratory medicine despite falling sales of older drug Advair.

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Hanson's 'battler bus' takes the anti-immigrant road in Australia

TOWNSVILLE, Australia (Reuters) - It was early morning last Thursday when Pauline Hanson's rented "battler" bus started hissing so loudly the election campaign was halted at a petrol station on a stretch of desolate highway near a remote edge of Australia.

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In post-Asia trip speech, Trump makes news ... with water

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went on television on Wednesday to recap his just-completed trip abroad, but it was his pause to refresh that ended up making news.

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President paints his trip through Asia as a huge success that restored US standing in the world

President Donald Trump, fresh off a five-country swing through Asia, sought Wednesday to cast his first 10 months on the world stage as an unmitigated success, claiming a "great American comeback" that has restored the US's standing in the world.

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Trump Declares ‘America First’ Policy a Success After Asia Trip

In midday remarks from the White House, President Trump is expected to declare that “America is Back” as he sums up a year of action on the world stage.

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Trump touts 'respect' he saw on Asia trip

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The ‘Lion King’ Effect: How a Broadway Smash Changed South African Lives

Over 20 years, hundreds of performers have joined the show in cities around the globe. These are some of their stories — laced with hope, tragedy, homesickness and triumph.

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At least two die as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing at least two people, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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One dead as downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded towns near Athens on Wednesday, killing one woman, trapping others in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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Downpour near Athens floods roads, traps residents

ATHENS (Reuters) - Heavy overnight rain flooded a town near Athens on Wednesday, trapping people in their homes and cars and shutting schools.

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Soldiers seize Zimbabwe state broadcaster, anti-Mugabe coup talk intensifies

HARARE (Reuters) - Soldiers deployed across the Zimbabwe capital Harare and seized the state broadcaster on Wednesday after 93-year-old President Robert Mugabe's ruling ZANU-PF party accused the head of the military of treason, prompting frenzied speculation of a coup.

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BRIEF-SL Green to sell 43 pct stake in 1515 broadway to Allianz Real Estate

* SL Green to sell 43% stake in 1515 broadway to Allianz Real Estate

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Immigrant workers in U.S. have tripled risk for heat-related death

(Reuters Health) - Compared to U.S. citizens, immigrants have more than three times the risk of dying from heat-related illness - with the majority of deaths occurring in just three states, according to a recent study.

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Restaurant Review: This May Be the Best Beef at Any Korean BBQ in New York

Cote, a new restaurant in the Flatiron district, styles itself as a steakhouse, with dry-aged beef and a nicely priced menu option.

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Trump skips East Asia summit plenary, but says trip was a success

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump skipped the plenary session of a summit of East and Southeast Asian leaders in Manila on Tuesday because of scheduling delays, but he said his marathon trip to the region had been a success.

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Freeport Indonesia closes mine access road again after shooting

TIMIKA, Indonesia (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc closed the main access road to its giant copper mine in the eastern province of Papua on Tuesday for the second time in three days after another shooting incident.

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Freeport closes access road at Indonesia's Grasberg mine after shooting

TIMIKA, Indonesia, Nov 14 (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has closed the main access road to the giant Grasberg copper mine after a shooting incident on Tuesday morning in the Papuan highlands where the mine is situated.

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Channing Tatum's 'War Dogs' documentary

Channing Tatum is used to sharing himself with the public.

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Google broadens takedown of extremist YouTube videos

SAN FRANCISCO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google in the last few months has begun removing from YouTube extremist videos that do not depict violence or preach hate, YouTube said on Monday, a major policy shift as social media companies face increasing pressure from governments.

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General Electric faces long road to pruning assets

Nov 13 (Reuters) - General Electric Co CEO John Flannery faces a tight two-year race to shed more than $20 billion in assets through dozens of deals and pare down the U.S. industrial conglomerate into three core businesses: power, aviation and healthcare.

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Foiling Cyberspies on Business Trips

Intellectual property theft is not new, but it’s more widespread, experts say, thanks to tiny cameras and microphones or compromised Wi-Fi networks.

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UPDATE 3-Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles.

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CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

Nov 13 (Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer undervalued the company and would face regulatory hurdles.

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BRIEF-Broadcom says it remains "fully committed" to pursue Qualcomm acquisition

* Broadcom remains fully committed to acquisition of Qualcomm

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UPDATE 2-Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

* (Adds analysts' comments, Broadcom statement, updates shares)

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Qualcomm rejects Broadcom's $103-billion takeover bid

(Reuters) - Mobile chipmaker Qualcomm Inc on Monday rejected rival Broadcom Ltd's $103-billion takeover bid, saying the offer "dramatically" undervalued the U.S. company.

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Trump vaunts trade progress, red carpets on 'fruitful' Asia trip

MANILA (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday he had made significant progress on trade issues during a fruitful trip across Asia that saw governments roll out red carpets "like nobody has ever seen".

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Freeport Indonesia mine access road reopened after shooting -spokesman

JAKARTA, Nov 13 (Reuters) - The Indonesian unit of Freeport-McMoRan Inc has reopened the main supply route to its Papuan mine, a company spokesman said on Monday, after the road was closed on Sunday following a shooting incident in the area.

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REFILE-Qualcomm draws up plans to rebuff Broadcom's $103 billion offer -sources

Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles.

Football nytimes.com

N.F.L. Week 10 So Far: Vikings, Saints and Steelers Win Big Road Games

The Saints, Vikings and Steelers all won big games on the road in Week 10.

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Qualcomm draws up plans to rebuff Broadcom's $103 billion offer: sources

(Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles.

Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: On Trump’s Trip to China

Is the American president ceding global leadership to China?

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Qualcomm draws up plans to rebuff Broadcom's $103 billion offer -sources

Nov 12 (Reuters) - U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd's $103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles.

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Aramco CEO: IPO preparations ongoing, no decision on venue abroad

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Preparations to float shares of Saudi Aramco next year are proceeding, but no decision has been taken yet on the venue for the international listing, the chief executive of the state oil company told Al Arabiya Television channel.

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North Korea says Trump begged for a war during his Asia trip

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Saturday that U.S. President Donald Trump's first trip to Asia showed he was a "destroyer" and he had begged for war on the Korean peninsula.

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Fugitive American polygamist caught in Mexico linked to triple murder

An American polygamist accused of child sex crimes in Arizona was caught after nearly 15 years on the run when Mexican authorities linked him to a triple homicide.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: Love’s Road Home

Ashley Volk waited for Sam Siatta to return from Afghanistan. She couldn’t have seen the detours ahead. But “she kept on fighting, for him and for them.”

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Germany needs 20 billion euros for broadband upgrade: document

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany needs to invest some 20 billion euros ($23 billion) by 2025 on a national broadband upgrade, four parties seeking to form a coalition government said on Friday in a document seen by Reuters.

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Trump's abroad but headlines are at home

When President Donald Trump awoke on his first day in Asia to news that a gunman had massacred more than two dozen people at a church in Texas, it presaged a week of events back home that -- in a well-worn pattern -- have overshadowed his attempts at diplomacy abroad.

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Travel Tips: How to Rent a Car Abroad

Renting a car while traveling abroad means freedom from bus and rail timetables, but it comes with its own set of complications.

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Australian hotelier Meriton manipulated TripAdvisor ratings - court

SYDNEY, Nov 10 (Reuters) - The Australian hotel operator owned by billionaire Harry Triguboff deliberately withheld unhappy customers' details from travel review site TripAdvisor to avoid bad reviews, a court found on Friday.

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Japan PM Abe says welcomes broad agreement on TPP trade deal

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Friday that he welcomed a broad agreement reached at a ministerial meeting on the TPP trade deal, a written statement by the Japanese government said.

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REFILE-General Electric, China's Silk Road Fund to launch energy investment platform

SHANGHAI, Nov 10 (Reuters) - General Electric Co and a Chinese state fund set up for the Belt and Road trade initiative plan to jointly establish an energy infrastructure investment platform, China's government said.

Police Brutality, Misconduct and Shootings nytimes.com

Big City: Road Rage, Then a Shot. For a Police Officer, It is Called Self-Defense

The jury’s acquittal of an off-duty officer who shot and killed an unarmed man shows how much leeway we give law enforcement authorities when it comes to using force.

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The President's former security chief testifies that he turned down the offer during a trip to Moscow

President Donald Trump's long-time confidante Keith Schiller privately testified that he rejected a Russian offer to send five women to then private-citizen Trump's hotel room during their 2013 trip to Moscow for the Miss Universe pageant, according to multiple sources from both political parties with direct knowledge of the testimony.

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Vodafone challenges BT with UK fibre broadband plan

LONDON (Reuters) - Vodafone will partner with fibre network developer CityFibre to bring ultrafast broadband to 5 million UK homes and businesses by 2025, in a direct challenge to dominant rival BT .

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UPDATE 1-Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.

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New TripAdvisor feature aims to flag sexual assault concerns

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Vodafone and CityFibre partner on ultrafast broadband in UK

LONDON (Reuters) - British telecoms giant Vodafone said on Thursday it would partner with CityFibre, a wholesale fiber network infrastructure provider, to bring ultrafast broadband to up to 5 million homes and businesses in Britain by 2025.

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Forbidden in China, but Trump skirts 'Great Firewall' to tweet about Beijing trip

BEIJING, Nov 9 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump went around and over the "Great Firewall" of China in a late-night tweet in Beijing as he thanked his hosts for a rare tour of the Forbidden City and a private dinner at the sprawling, centuries-old palace complex.

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Pet City: Where the Dogs Are

Long Meadow in Prospect Park during off-leash hours is like a paradise for dogs. Unless your Shih-Tzu is a timid scaredy-cat.

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Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leader regroups

BARCELONA/MADRID (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia closed shops and severed transport links on Wednesday, as the region's deposed leader lost political momentum after failing to seal an electoral pact with another party.

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe: Beware of death on road to presidency

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwe's President Robert Mugabe on Wednesday said the route to leadership was long and full of "pitfalls and death", as he accused his fired deputy and former protege of showing impatience in his bid to succeed him.

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BRIEF-Broadcom reviewing candidates for Qualcomm director slate- CNBC‍​

* Broadcom is reviewing candidates for Qualcomm director slate- CNBC‍​

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China's Xi fetes Trump on first day of Beijing trip

BEIJING (Reuters) - With lavish pageantry and an uncharacteristic personal flourish, Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday rolled out a red carpet welcome for U.S President Donald Trump at the Forbidden City, the ancient home of China's emperors.

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Catalan strike severs road links as secessionist leaders regroup

BARCELONA, Spain (Reuters) - A general strike called by pro-independence campaigners in Catalonia severed transport links on Wednesday, as leaders of its secessionist movement sought to regain political momentum after failing to agree a joint ticket to contest an election.

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Qualcomm buy may pit Broadcom against Intel in 'connected car' fight

(Reuters) - If Broadcom Ltd's unsolicited $103 billion bid for Qualcomm Inc succeeds, it could set up a battle with Intel Corp for dominance in the production of the next generation of communications chips, which will play a vital role in so-called connected cars.

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Catalonia protest strike closes down roads in region

BARCELONA (Reuters) - A strike called across Catalonia by pro-independence activists to protest the jailing of sacked regional politicians shut down roads early on Wednesday, causing huge tailbacks into Barcelona while some public transport ran minimum services.Catalan pro-independence union CSC called the strike which was supported by civic groups Asamblea Nacional Catalana (ANC) and Omnium Cultural, whose leaders were imprisoned last month on sedition charges.

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DMZ Memo: Shrouded in Secrecy, Trump’s DMZ Trip Is Foiled by Fog

Behind the scenes with President Trump as he tried and failed to make a surprise visit to one of the world’s most dangerous borders.

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Fog forces Trump to abandon DMZ trip in South Korea

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's attempt to make an unannounced visit to the heavily fortified border separating North and South Korea was aborted on Wednesday after dense fog prevented his helicopter from landing, officials said.

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Ex-agent in Silk Road probe gets more prison time for bitcoin theft

(Reuters) - A former U.S. Secret Service agent sentenced to nearly six years in prison for stealing bitcoins during a probe into the online drug marketplace Silk Road was sentenced on Tuesday to an additional two years for another digital currency theft.

Dancing nytimes.com

Review: A Triple Bill at the Royal Ballet Comes Up Two-Thirds Short

Three choreographers tackle the question of “what is ballet?” Only Twyla Tharp seems to know the answer.

Restaurants nytimes.com

Restaurant Review: Peru and Japan Meet in Midtown, at the Sprawling Sen Sakana

A sleek new restaurant specializes in a hybrid cuisine that many New Yorkers know only from Nobu.

Driverless and Semiautonomous Vehicles nytimes.com

Waymo’s Autonomous Cars Cut Out Human Drivers in Road Tests

The Alphabet unit says it expects to allow passengers to ride in truly driverless cars in its tests within the next few months.

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Merkel's party opposes Telekom selloff to fund broadband upgrade: sources

FRANKFURT/BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's ruling conservatives oppose selling the state's holding in Deutsche Telekom to raise billions of euros for a national broadband upgrade, preferring instead to divest stock in Deutsche Post, a senior source said.

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Lebanon's Hariri leaves Saudi Arabia for UAE trip

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanon's Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri, who sparked a political crisis on Saturday by declaring his surprise resignation in Riyadh, has traveled to the UAE, Saudi-owned media said on Tuesday.

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Former Trump adviser Page met Russian officials in 2016 Moscow trips

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Carter Page, a former foreign policy adviser to President Donald Trump, testified to U.S. lawmakers that he met with a Russian deputy prime minister on two trips to Moscow in 2016 and consulted with senior Trump campaign staff about one visit.