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Britain's May hails new optimism in Brexit talks after deal

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May will hail "a new sense of optimism" in Brexit talks on Monday, telling parliament Britain and the European Union should sign off on a deal at a summit this week "to move forwards together" to discuss future trade ties.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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UPDATE 1-Hospital operators in merger talks to form U.S. industry leader -WSJ

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in talks about a merger between the two Catholic non-profits that would create the largest U.S. hospital chain, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the discussions.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader: WSJ

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Hospital operators in merger talks to create U.S. industry leader -WSJ

NEW YORK, Dec 10 (Reuters) - Ascension Health and Providence St. Joseph Health are in discussions about a merger that would create the largest hospital chain in the United States, the Wall Street Journal reported on Sunday, citing people familiar with the situation.

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Syrian government returns to Geneva talks, Western envoys skeptical

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government's delegation returned to Geneva on Sunday for the resumption of talks with United Nations mediator Staffan de Mistura after more than a week's absence, but Western diplomats voiced scepticism about its willingness to engage.

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Britain offered 'statement of intent' on Irish border to unlock talks: Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's Brexit minister David Davis described the government's pledge to prevent any return to a hard border with Ireland after Britain leaves the European Union as "a statement of intent" rather than a legally binding move.

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

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

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As coalition talks loom, German conservatives reject SPD's Europe idea

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

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UK's Johnson in Iran talks to lobby for jailed aid worker

DUBAI (Reuters) - British foreign minister Boris Johnson held talks on Saturday with his Iranian counterpart and other officials, during a visit to Iran where he is expected to seek the release of jailed Iranian-British aid worker Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe.

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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam: source

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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Apple in talks to acquire music identification app Shazam - source

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Apple Inc is in talks to acquire Shazam Entertainment Ltd, whose software helps users identify songs by pointing their phone at an audio source, according to a person familiar with the situation.

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BRIEF-Noble Energy Says On Dec 7, Co Entered Into Letter Agreement With Wheeling Creek Midstream LLC

* NOBLE ENERGY INC SAYS ON DECEMBER 7, CO ENTERED INTO A LETTER AGREEMENT WITH WHEELING CREEK MIDSTREAM LLC - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Consol Energy Says President Katharine Fredriksen Departed Co

* CONSOL ENERGY SAYS KATHARINE FREDRIKSEN, PRESIDENT, DEPARTED CO; JAMES BROCK, CO'S CEO, IS ASSUMING ADDITIONAL ROLE OF PRESIDENT - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2jckzwJ) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Government Of Canada Names Direct Energy Business As Their New Natural Gas Provider

* DIRECT ENERGY - GOVERNMENT OF CANADA NAMED CO THEIR NEW NATURAL GAS PROVIDER FOR CORRECTIONAL SERVICES CANADA, DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE

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Trump signs temporary spending bill as budget talks intensify

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday signed legislation to fund the federal government for two weeks, giving congressional negotiators more time to work out budget priorities through next September and other thorny policy matters.

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Britain, EU clinch Brexit 'breakthrough' with move to trade talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for arduous talks on future trade ties, easing immediate pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy stocks; Kinder Morgan Canada jumps

TORONTO, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Friday, boosted by broad gains for energy stocks as oil prices moved higher, and as pipeline operator Kinder Morgan Canada Ltd jumped following a favorable regulator ruling.

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Britain and EU clinch Brexit 'breakthrough' with move to trade talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for arduous trade talks, easing immediate pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit.

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Britain and EU clinch divorce deal to move Brexit talks onto trade

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a divorce deal on Friday that paves the way for talks on trade, easing pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May and boosting hopes of an orderly Brexit.

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Britain and EU clinch deal to move Brexit talks forward

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - Britain and the European Union struck a deal on Friday to move on to talk about trade and a transition period after they agreed the outline of their divorce, easing the pressure on Prime Minister Theresa May.

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Britain and EU reach deal to move Brexit talks forward

BRUSSELS/LONDON (Reuters) - The European Commission said on Friday enough progress had been made in Brexit negotiations with Britain and that a second phase of negotiations should begin, ending an impasse over the status of the Irish border.

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Germany's SPD says talks with Merkel's conservatives to start Wednesday

BERLIN (Reuters) - A senior member of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Friday her party would start exploratory talks on Wednesday with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a coalition, a move that could end the political impasse in Europe's largest economy.

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Russia says ready for talks with U.S. to try to save arms pact

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Foreign Ministry said on Friday it was ready for talks with the United States to try to keep a landmark arms control treaty that helped end the Cold War alive and that Moscow would comply with its obligations if the U.S. did.

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Britain and E.U. Clear Way for ‘Brexit’ Talks to Proceed

Prime Minister Theresa May apparently offered enough assurances over the future of the Irish border to satisfy European negotiators.

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UPDATE 2-China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, won't sell assets "blindly"

* Group exec says dismisses concerns about "liquidity crisis"

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UPDATE 1-China's HNA pushes back against liquidity concerns, wont sell assets "blindly"

* HNA's leverage, ownership under scrutiny after $50 bln in deals (Adds quotes and comments from HNA executive)

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China's HNA says it is not selling assets "blindly"

HONG KONG, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Chinese conglomerate HNA Group is not selling assets "blindly" and has no plans to sell its stakes in Deutsche Bank or Hilton Worldwide in the near future, a senior executive told Reuters on Friday.

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Congress moves to avoid government shutdown, talks resume Friday

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Congress on Thursday moved rapidly to send President Donald Trump a short-term funding bill that would avert a government shutdown this weekend, leaving fights over budget priorities and other controversial issues for later this month.

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Renewable Energy Is Surging. The G.O.P. Tax Bill Could Curtail That.

The tax bills moving through Congress could hobble the United States’ renewable energy industry because of provisions that scale back incentives for wind and solar power.

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UPDATE 2-Dover to spin off upstream energy businesses after Loeb push

* Dover to record $60 mln-$65 mln in restructuring costs (Adds background, details about the spin off, shares)

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BRIEF-Farrow Elected To WEC Energy Group Board Of Directors

* FARROW ELECTED TO WEC ENERGY GROUP BOARD OF DIRECTORS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Dover to spin off upstream energy businesses

Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. industrial equipment maker Dover Crop said on Thursday it plans to spin off its upstream energy businesses into a standalone, publicly traded company, following a strategic review announced in September.

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Brexit border deal possible in 'hours' as talks go down to the wire

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - The United Kingdom and Ireland could reach agreement in hours on how to run their post-Brexit Irish land border, paving the way for a deal that would remove the last obstacle to opening free trade talks with the European Union.

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BRIEF-Wec Energy Group Announces Plan To Increase Dividend

* WEC ENERGY GROUP INC - ‍PLANNING TO RAISE QUARTERLY DIVIDEND ON COMPANY'S COMMON STOCK TO 55.25 CENTS PER SHARE IN Q1 OF 2018​

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German SPD backs talks with Merkel after impassioned Europe speech

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) voted on Thursday to hold talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government after their leader made an impassioned plea for a free hand to work for a social "United States of Europe".

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UPDATE 4-German SPD backs talks with Merkel after impassioned Europe speech

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

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Ryan feels good about spending bill, wants budget cap talks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan said he felt good about the vote count on a government spending bill coming before House on Thursday afternoon that is aimed at keeping the government from shutting down this week.

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U.S. energy office gets new chairman as nuclear, coal vote looms

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new chairman was sworn in on Thursday at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission who will lead the agency as it considers a directive from the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump to subsidize ailing coal and nuclear power plants.

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

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

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as energy stocks gain with oil prices

TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, helped by gains among energy stocks as oil prices picked up and as BlackBerry Ltd moved higher after announcing an automotive partnership with chipmaker Qualcomm.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with banks, energy stocks

TORONTO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ticked higher in early trade on Thursday, helped by gains among its heavyweight financial and energy sectors.

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

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

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

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

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Stock futures sluggish; eyes on tax bill talks and General Electric

(Reuters) - U.S. stock futures pointed to a dull opening on Thursday with technology stocks holding on to their modest gains as traders focus on progress in tax bill negotiations and General Electric's job-cut plan.

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German SPD leader urges members to back coalition talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) on Thursday asked party members to give the green light for talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives to find a way out of the political impasse and leave all government options on the table.

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U.N. to assess if either side trying to 'sabotage' Syria talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - The mediator of U.N.-led Syria talks in Geneva plans to assess next week whether either side is trying to sabotage the talks, he told reporters on Thursday, after President Bashar al-Assad's negotiators announced they would turn up five days late.

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UPDATE 1-Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as talks stall

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback.

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Syrian govt delegation to return to Geneva on Sunday for peace talks: SANA

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's negotiating team is set to arrive in Geneva on Sunday to participate in peace talks, Syria's state news agency SANA reported on Thursday, quoting a foreign ministry source.

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BRIEF-Interoil: Canacol Energy Sells 1.4 Mln Shares In Company

* CANACOL ENERGY LTD SELLS 1.4 MILLION SHARES IN INTEROIL AT A PRICE OF NOK 2.2 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Companies prepare for disorderly Brexit as talks stall

LONDON, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Big companies are stepping up their plans in case Britain crashes out of the European Union without a deal as Prime Minister Theresa May struggles to get talks back on track after a major setback.

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BRIEF-Emerge Energy Services Files For Stock Shelf Of Upto $100 Million

* EMERGE ENERGY SERVICES LP FILES FOR STOCK SHELF OF UPTO $100 MILLION - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Walt Disney CEO Iger Likely To Extend Tenure Past 2019 To Facilitate Integration Of Fox Assets With Disney - CNBC, citing DJ

* WALT DISNEY CO. CEO IGER LIKELY TO EXTEND TENURE PAST 2019 TO FACILITATE INTEGRATION OF FOX ASSETS WITH DISNEY - CNBC, CITING DOW JONES‍​ Further company coverage:

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Wall Street flat; rise in tech stocks offsets energy lag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes were little changed on Wednesday, with technology stocks clinging on to modest gains and helping offset losses in energy shares after oil prices slipped more than 2 percent.

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US STOCKS-Wall St flat; rise in tech stocks offsets energy lag

* Indexes down: Dow 0.06 pct, S&P 0.08 pct, Nasdaq 0.07 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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U.S. energy chief says to start negotiations on nuclear pact with Riyadh

ADU DHABI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia is interested in reaching a civilian nuclear cooperation agreement with Washington, the U.S. government's energy chief said on Wednesday, a step which would allow American companies to participate in the kingdom's civil nuclear program.

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Ivory Coast in talks with Hershey over cocoa products factory

ABIDJAN, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Ivory Coast is in talks with Hershey over the construction of a factory for making and marketing semi-finished cocoa products, the government's spokesman said on Wednesday after a cabinet meeting.

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T-Mobile rolls out buyback plan after Sprint deal talks collapse

(Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said its board approved the U.S. wireless carrier's first-ever buyback program, a month after the company and rival Sprint Corp ended their deal talks.

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UPDATE 2-T-Mobile rolls out buyback plan after Sprint deal talks collapse

Dec 6 (Reuters) - T-Mobile US Inc said its board approved the U.S. wireless carrier's first-ever buyback program, a month after the company and rival Sprint Corp ended their deal talks.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as Hudson's Bay sinks, energy stocks weigh

TORONTO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned higher on Wednesday as banks and industrial stocks rose, offsetting a slump in department store operator Hudson's Bay Co after it reported a deeper-than-expected loss. Energy stocks fell with lower oil prices.

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U.S., France urge Russia to "deliver" Assad delegation to Syria peace talks

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States and France called on Russia on Wednesday to deliver the delegation of President Bashar al-Assad to Syria peace talks in Geneva after discussions on ending the six-year war resumed with no sign of the government attending.

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Irish PM says can pick up Brexit talks in new year if deal not possible

DUBLIN (Reuters) - Brexit negotiations can move to phase two next week only on the basis of the tentative Irish border agreement which collapsed on Monday, otherwise talks to break through the impasse will resume in the new year, Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar said on Wednesday.

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UPDATE 1-Fred's pulls dividend, says exploring options for some assets

Dec 6 (Reuters) - Discount store operator Fred's Inc canceled its quarterly cash dividend on Wednesday, and said it was exploring alternatives for its real estate and specialty pharmacy business.

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Assad's delegation stays away from Syria peace talks

GENEVA/BEIRUT (Reuters) - Talks on ending the six-year war in Syria resumed on Wednesday with no sign of President Bashar al-Assad's delegation returning to the negotiations in Geneva after they walked out last week.

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Britain's May working towards EU summit, progress made in talks: spokesman

LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May is working towards unlocking Brexit talks at an EU summit later this month and, despite there being more work to be done, has made good progress, her spokesman said on Wednesday.

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China's HNA Group to sell overseas property, dispose non-core assets - 21st Century Business Herald

BEIJING, Dec 6 (Reuters) - HNA Group Co Ltd's Chief Executive Officer Adam Tan said the aviation-to-financial services conglomerate is negotiating to sell overseas real estate as part of a strategic streamlining, according to an interview published by 21st Century Business Herald.

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House tax positions begin to emerge ahead of talks with Senate

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republicans in U.S. House of Representatives began staking out their positions on final tax legislation on Tuesday, days ahead of talks with the Senate to shape the tax package lawmakers hope to send to President Donald Trump by year end.

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BRIEF-EP Energy Extends Early Tender Time For Its Offers To Exchange New Senior Secured Notes Due 2024

* EP ENERGY ANNOUNCES EXTENSION OF EARLY TENDER TIME FOR ITS OFFERS TO EXCHANGE NEW SENIOR SECURED NOTES DUE 2024 FOR OUTSTANDING SENIOR NOTES DUE 2020, 2022 AND 2023

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UPDATE 3-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Sparton Resources Says John Wang Appointed CEO Of Pu Neng Energy

* SPARTON RESOURCES SAYS JOHN WANG APPOINTED CEO OF PU NENG ENERGY

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EU supervision at issue in final talks on new car rules

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Giving Brussels more supervision over national car regulators is a hurdle in talks this week to agree new EU rules after the Volkswagen scandal, with Germany and Italy opposed, according to EU documents and sources.

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Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum: sources

(Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Disney's bid for Fox assets gains momentum -sources

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Walt Disney Co is in the lead to acquire much of Twenty-First Century Fox Inc's media empire, though rival suitor Comcast Corp remains in contention, people familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Definitive Arrangement Agreement Executed For Petrolia Energy's Acquisition Of Bow Energy

* DEFINITIVE ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT EXECUTED FOR PETROLIA ENERGY'S ACQUISITION OF BOW ENERGY

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Brazil's BR Malls in talks to sell three malls - filing

SAO PAULO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Brazilian mall operator BR Malls Participações SA is in talks to sell three shopping malls, it said in a securities filing on Tuesday in response to a query from capital markets regulator CVM.

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BRIEF-San Leon Energy Informs Ministry Of Environment Of Intention To Relinquish Interest In Remaining Baltic Basin Shale Gas

* INFORMED MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT IN POLAND OF ITS INTENTION TO RELINQUISH ITS INTEREST IN ITS REMAINING BALTIC BASIN SHALE GAS

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Latest Stumbling Block in Brexit Talks: The Irish Question

A Northern Irish party scuppered a deal Prime Minister Theresa May had reached with the E.U. The deal was a prerequisite for the next stage of talks.

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BRIEF-Butte Energy Announces Share Transfer, Convertible Loan And Debt Purchase And Settlement

* BUTTE ENERGY INC. ANNOUNCES SHARE TRANSFER, CONVERTIBLE LOAN AND DEBT PURCHASE AND SETTLEMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Fox prefers Disney as buyer for studio, media assets: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Media company Twenty-First Century Fox , controlled by the Murdoch family, favors selling some assets to Walt Disney Co as it is a better strategic fit and presents fewer regulatory hurdles, Bloomberg reported on Monday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Democrats to join Trump, Republicans in talks to avert government shutdown

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Democratic leaders in Congress on Monday accepted an invitation to meet U.S. President Donald Trump and Republicans for talks to avert a government shutdown this week, even as the Democrats pressed demands on funding priorities and protecting immigrants.

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BRIEF-Energy Fuels Says Daniel Zang Will Resign As CFO Effective March 1, 2018

* ENERGY FUELS SAYS AT CO'S NOV 30 REQUEST, DANIEL ZANG WILL RESIGN FROM HIS POSITION AS CFO OF COMPANY EFFECTIVE MARCH 1, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2A2h2bE) Further company coverage:

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Motor racing: Williams to have further talks with Kubica and Sirotkin

LONDON (Reuters) - Formula One comeback hopeful Robert Kubica and young Russian Sergey Sirotkin will both be at the Williams factory this week as the former champions continue to assess their driver options for 2018.

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Brexit talks inch closer to a deal

Britain and the European Union failed to reach a highly anticipated Brexit deal on Monday despite "significant progess" on key outstanding issues, both sides announced in Brussels.

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German SPD to start talks with Merkel next week if members agree

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The leader of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) said on Monday he would launch talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government next week if members of his center-left party gave him the green light at a congress this weekend.

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BRIEF-Hub International Acquires Assets Of Desert Empire Insurance Services

* HUB INTERNATIONAL ACQUIRES THE ASSETS OF CALIFORNIA-BASED DESERT EMPIRE INSURANCE SERVICES, INC.

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Syrian walkout from talks 'an embarrassment to Russia': opposition

GENEVA (Reuters) - The Syrian government's decision to quit peace talks last week was an embarrassment to its main supporter Russia, which wants both sides to reach a deal quickly, opposition spokesman Yahya al-Aridi said on Monday.

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Germany's SPD lay out position for talks with Merkel

BERLIN/MUNICH (Reuters) - The leaders of Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) agreed on Monday to enter talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives on forming a government that could end political deadlock in Europe's largest economy.

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BRIEF-Och-Ziff Capital Reports Estimated Unaudited Amount Of Assets Under Management About $32.2 Bln

* OCH-ZIFF CAPITAL MANAGEMENT GROUP - ‍AS OF DEC 1, 2017, ESTIMATED UNAUDITED AMOUNT OF ASSETS UNDER MANAGEMENT WAS ABOUT $32.2 BILLION​

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May heads for Brussels as last-minute Brexit talks go on

BRUSSELS/DUBLIN (Reuters) - British negotiators were locked in last-minute talks with their European Union and Irish counterparts on Monday, trying to put together a Brexit deal that Prime Minister Theresa May might agree over lunch in Brussels.

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Tamar Petroleum in talks to buy part of Noble stake in gas field

TEL AVIV, Dec 4 (Reuters) - Israel's Tamar Petroleum said on Monday it is in talks to buy a 7.5 percent stake in the Tamar natural gas reserve and the Dalit field from Noble Energy for cash and equity.

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U.S. regulator raises concerns about weights on energy pipelines

CALGARY, Alberta/WASHINGTON, Dec 4 (Reuters) - A U.S. regulator's preliminary investigation into the biggest oil pipeline spill this year has raised a red flag that could trigger an extensive and costly inspection of tens of thousands of miles of underground energy lines.

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Key meeting for PM May as Brexit talks enter decisive phase

LONDON/BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Theresa May hopes to break the Brexit talks deadlock on Monday with a new offer on divorce settlements at a crunch meeting with EU officials, as some of her party members urge her to walk away unless there is progress.

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Energy Transfer could recover given business prospects - Barron's

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - Energy Transfer Partners , an oil and gas pipeline company, may see its value rise given strong business prospects and a potential change to its governance, financial publication Barron's reported.

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MEDIA-Fox restarts talks with Disney about sale of assets - FT

NEW YORK, Dec 3 (Reuters) - -- Source link: http://on.ft.com/2nqqLCE

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U.S. quits talks on global migration pact over sovereignty clash

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States has quit negotiations on a voluntary pact to deal with migration because the global approach to the issue was "simply not compatible with U.S. sovereignty," said U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Nikki Haley.

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Venezuela political talks end without deal, new meeting planned Dec. 15

CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's government and opposition coalition failed to reach a deal in a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Saturday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's protracted political crisis, but planned to meet in two weeks to try again.

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Disney Is Said to Have Resumed Talks to Buy Parts of Fox

The move comes as the Murdoch family decides whether to sell big parts of its empire, as the media industry continues to consolidate.

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Fiat Chrysler CEO says in talks with Hyundai on tech partnership

ARESE, Italy (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles is in talks with South Korea's Hyundai about a technical partnership, but there are no merger talks between the two, FCA Chief Executive Sergio Marchionne said on Saturday.

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BRIEF-Fiat Chrsyler in partnership talks with Hyundai, not merger-CEO

Dec 2 (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles Nv CEO Sergio Marchionne:

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BRIEF-Tortoise Pipeline & Energy Fund Provides Unaudited Preliminary Balance Sheet Information And Asset Coverage Ratio Update

* TORTOISE PIPELINE & ENERGY FUND, INC. PROVIDES UNAUDITED PRELIMINARY BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION AND ASSET COVERAGE RATIO UPDATE AS OF NOV. 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Tortoise Energy Independence Fund Says As Of Nov. 30, Unaudited Total Assets Were About $255.3 Million

* TORTOISE ENERGY INDEPENDENCE FUND, INC. PROVIDES UNAUDITED PRELIMINARY BALANCE SHEET INFORMATION AND ASSET COVERAGE RATIO UPDATE AS OF NOV. 30, 2017

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BRIEF-China Recycling Energy Corp Files For Mixed Shelf Of Upto $50 Million - SEC Filing ‍​

* CHINA RECYCLING ENERGY CORP FILES FOR MIXED SHELF OF UPTO $50 MILLION - SEC FILING ‍​ Source text (http://bit.ly/2ixNs6k) Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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Venezuela government and foes resume talks, breakthrough unlikely

SANTO DOMINGO/CARACAS (Reuters) - Members of Venezuela's leftist government and opposition coalition began a new round of talks in the Dominican Republic on Friday aimed at resolving the OPEC nation's long-running and often bloody political standoff.

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Exclusive: VW in talks to buy stake in Russia's GAZ - sources

MOSCOW (Reuters) - German carmaker Volkswagen is in talks to buy a stake in GAZ , a Russian manufacturer of light commercial vehicles (LCV), five sources familiar with the talks told Reuters.

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Syrian government negotiator quits Geneva talks, says may not return

GENEVA (Reuters) - Syria's government delegation quit U.N.-led peace talks in Geneva on Friday and said it might not return next week, blaming the opposition's rejection of any role for President Bashar al-Assad in any interim post-war government.

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U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX edges up as energy, bank stocks gain; miners weigh

TORONTO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged higher on Friday as banks and energy companies gained with higher oil prices and surprisingly robust domestic jobs data, while gold mining stocks pulled back.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX flat as miner losses offset by energy, bank gains

TORONTO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index was little changed in early trade on Friday, as losses among gold miners and other materials stocks were offset by gains for energy and bank stocks with higher oil prices and after surprisingly robust domestic jobs data.

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BRIEF-Fox Factory Holding Acquires Certain Assets Of Flagship, DBA Tuscany Motor Co

* FOX FACTORY HOLDING CORP. ACQUIRES CERTAIN ASSETS OF FLAGSHIP INC., DBA TUSCANY MOTOR COMPANY

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UPDATE 1-MEG Energy expects to produce more oil in 2018

Dec 1 (Reuters) - Canadian oil sands producer MEG Energy Corp said on Friday it expects higher production in 2018, compared to its 2017 forecast.

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BRIEF-MEG Energy Announces 2018 Capital Investment Plan

* MEG ENERGY ANNOUNCES 2018 CAPITAL INVESTMENT PLAN SUPPORTING PRODUCTION TO 100,000 BPD, SETS THE STAGE FOR CONTINUED GROWTH IN 2019

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China's Citic completes $1.1 bln acquisition of Dow seeds assets in Brazil

RIBEIRÃO PRETO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - China's Citic Agri Fund on Friday said it has completed the $1.1 billion acquisition of Dow's corn seed business in Brazil, rebranding the company as LP Sementes Ltda.

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Merkel, SPD leader agreed to start talks to solve political impasse: party source

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel, her Bavarian ally Horst Seehofer and SPD leader Martin Schulz agreed during a meeting late on Thursday to enter talks to find a way out of the political impasse, a party official said on Friday.

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Tencent Music, Spotify in talks to swap stakes: WSJ

(Reuters) - The music group of China's Tencent Holdings Ltd and Sweden's Spotify AB are in talks to swap stakes up to 10 percent in each other's businesses ahead of their expected public listings next year, the Wall Street Journal reported on Friday.

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Merkel's conservatives and SPD agree to start coalition talks: newspaper

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and the Social Democrats (SPD) agreed at meeting with President Frank-Walter Steinmeier on Thursday to start exploratory talks on forming another grand coalition, Bild newspaper reported on Friday.

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UPDATE 3-Axalta ends Nippon Paint talks after rejecting $9.1 billion bid

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Axalta Coating Systems has ended talks with Japan's Nippon Paint Holdings Co Ltd about a potential sale, the U.S. coating company said on Thursday, following the rejection of what sources said was a $9.1 billion all-cash bid.

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BRIEF-Total Energy Services Announces Receipt Of Statement Of Claim

* TOTAL ENERGY SERVICES INC. ANNOUNCES RECEIPT OF STATEMENT OF CLAIM

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BRIEF-Delphi Energy Announces Increase In Credit Facility And Expansion Of Syndicate

* DELPHI ENERGY ANNOUNCES INCREASE IN CREDIT FACILITY AND EXPANSION OF SYNDICATE

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX up most in 2 months as energy stocks rally

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index had its biggest one-day gain in more than two months on Thursday, with energy shares rallying as OPEC members extended output cuts and Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce rising after forecast-busting earnings.

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UPDATE 2-Axalta ends Nippon Paint talks after rejecting $9.1 billion bid

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Axalta Coating Systems has ended talks with Japan's Nippon Paint Holdings Co Ltd about a potential sale, the U.S. coating company said on Thursday, following the rejection of what sources said was a $9.1 billion all-cash bid.

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U.S. Interior Dept. says federal energy, mineral revenues rose by $1 billion

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Energy and mineral production on federal and tribal land generated $7.1 billion in disbursements in fiscal year 2017, $1 billion more than the previous year, the U.S. Interior Department said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 2-Carl Icahn blasts SandRidge Energy's poison pill move

Nov 30 (Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's top shareholder and activist investor Carl Icahn blasted the oil and gas company's move to adopt a poison pill plan amid strong opposition to its $746 million bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc .

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Brazil's Oi hopes to advance in talks to settle regulatory debts

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Oi SA, the Brazilian telephone carrier operating under bankruptcy court protection, hopes to advance in talks with the country's solicitor general (AGU) on an agreement to repay the company's regulatory debts, chief executive Eurico Teles Neto said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Axalta ends Nippon Paint talks after rejecting $9.1 billion bid

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Axalta Coating Systems has ended talks with Japan's Nippon Paint Holdings Co Ltd about a potential sale, the U.S. coating company said on Thursday, following the rejection of what sources said was a $9.1 billion all-cash bid.

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New CEO of Brazil's Oi to adopt a conciliatory tone in creditor talks

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - The new chief executive officer of Oi SA, the Brazilian carrier which is conducting Latin America´s largest ever debt restructuring, said the company will adopt a conciliatory tone in talks with creditors.

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UPDATE 1-Pakistan in LNG talks with France, Italy and Spain

ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Pakistan is in talks to import liquefied natural gas (LNG) from France, Italy and Spain, a senior Pakistani source said, raising the prospect of new contracts for Engie, Eni and Gas Natural Fenosa.

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Carl Icahn blasts SandRidge Energy's poison pill move

(Reuters) - SandRidge Energy Inc's top shareholder and activist investor Carl Icahn blasted the oil and gas company's move to adopt a poison pill plan amid strong opposition to its $746 million bid for Bonanza Creek Energy Inc.

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U.N. brings Syria talks under one roof, not yet into one room

GENEVA (Reuters) - Representatives of Syria's warring sides sat just meters apart in separate rooms at U.N. peace talks on Thursday, but mediator Staffan de Mistura stopped short of bringing them together in what diplomats had hoped might be a minor breakthrough.

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BRIEF-Carl Icahn Says Prepared To Initiate Litigation Against SandRidge Energy On Poison Pill

* CARL ICAHN DELIVERS LETTER TO SANDRIDGE ENERGY INC - SEC FILING

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX up as energy stocks rally; TD Bank hit by earnings miss

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday, with energy shares rallying as hopes for a deal to extend output cuts pushed oil prices higher, while a miner sank on a lowered outlook and two big banks moved in opposite directions after reporting earnings.

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Pakistan in LNG talks with France, Italy and Spain

ISLAMABAD, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Pakistan is in liquefied natural gas (LNG) supply talks with France, Italy and Spain, a senior Pakistani source said, which could lead to contracts for Engie, Eni and Gas Natural Fenosa.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as energy stocks gain; TD falls on earnings miss

TORONTO, Nov 30 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose early on Thursday, boosted by gains among energy stocks as oil prices rose, while Lundin Mining Corp sank on a lowered outlook and Toronto-Dominion Bank fell after its earnings missed expectations.

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BRIEF-Allied Announces Sale Of Non-Core Assets In Western Canada

Nov 30 (Reuters) - Allied Properties Real Estate Investment Trust:

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Grand jury testimony delayed amid signs of Flynn deal talks

Special Counsel Robert Mueller's team has postponed an anticipated grand jury testimony linked to his investigation into Michael Flynn amid growing indications of possible plea deal discussions.

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Britain nears deal with EU in Irish border Brexit talks: The Times

(Reuters) - Britain is close to a deal over the Northern Ireland border, after British officials made proposals this week to avoid a "hard border" in Ireland, according to Thursday's edition of The Times newspaper.

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BRIEF-Changfeng Energy Inc. Announces Q3 EPS RMB 0.11

* CHANGFENG ENERGY INC - QTRLY REVENUE RMB 114.82 MILLION VERSUS RMB 83.65 MILLION ‍​

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Truce near Damascus mostly being observed before Syria talks begin

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Russian-proposed ceasefire in the Eastern Ghouta area of Syria has been widely observed, a war monitor and a witness said on Wednesday, as a delegation from Damascus arrived in Geneva to join peace talks there.

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'We are not there yet', says EU's Barnier on Brexit talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - The European Union's chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, said there was still work to be done when asked about talks with London on its withdrawal from the bloc.

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BRIEF-Cequence Energy says credit facility reduced

* ‍AS PART OF REVIEW, COMPANY'S BORROWING BASE UNDER CREDIT FACILITIES HAS BEEN REDUCED FROM $20 MILLION TO $12 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pentanova Energy reports quarterly net loss per share of $‍0.03​

* Qtrly net loss per share $‍0.03​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Atmos Energy Corp prices common stock offering of 4.6 mln shares

* ‍PRICED PUBLIC OFFERING OF 4,558,404 SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK FOR EXPECTED GROSS PROCEEDS OF APPROXIMATELY $400 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Cineworld in talks to acquire Regal Entertainment for $3.6 billion

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks to acquire U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group for approximately $3.6 billion in cash, Regal said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Blackbird Energy Posts Qtrly ‍Net Loss Per Share $0.00​

* BLACKBIRD ENERGY INC - QTRLY ‍PETROLEUM AND NATURAL GAS REVENUE $2.8 MILLION

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BRIEF-Gulfport Energy Enters Into An Eleventh Amendment To Its Secured Revolving Credit Facility​

* GULFPORT ENERGY CORP - ENTERED INTO AN ELEVENTH AMENDMENT TO ITS SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT FACILITY​

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Some Black Caucus members in talks with Conyers, urging him to resign

Several Congressional Black Caucus members are in talks to get veteran Rep. John Conyers to resign amid allegations of sexual misconduct, several Democratic sources told CNN on Tuesday.

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Exclusive: Cineworld in talks with Regal Entertainment about merger - sources

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Cineworld Group Plc, a British operator of movie theaters, is in talks with U.S. peer Regal Entertainment Group about a potential merger, people familiar with the matter told Reuters on Tuesday.

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Sinopec to sell Argentina oil assets for up to $600 mln -source

BUENOS AIRES, Nov 28 (Reuters) - China's Sinopec has decided to sell its oil assets in Argentina for $500 million to $600 million to Mexican company Vista Oil & Gas, a source with knowledge of the deal told Reuters on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-WPP in talks with client Ford over future advertising work

LONDON, Nov 28 (Reuters) - WPP said on Tuesday it was in talks with Ford Motor Company, a major client, about their future partnership after the carmaker said it was considering its internal and external advertising model.

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UPDATE 2-Norway's wealth fund would take many years to sell energy shares

* Parliament could vote on proposal at earliest in June 2019 (Adds detail, quotes)

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Merkel scolds ally to shield coalition talks from weedkiller row

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel scolded a minister on Tuesday in a bid to shield talks on forming a coalition government from a dispute between cabinet colleagues over an EU license for a weedkiller.

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Syrian government team to arrive in Geneva for peace talks on Wednesday

BEIRUT/GENEVA (Reuters) - A Syrian government delegation will arrive in Geneva on Wednesday, a day later than expected, to attend peace talks being held there this week, Syrian state news agency SANA said.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX nudges higher with consumer, energy stock gains

TORONTO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose slightly in early trade on Tuesday as an earnings beat boosted convenience store operator Alimentation Couche-Tard and other consumer stocks and energy companies also gained.

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Ad group WPP in talks with client Ford to extend partnership

LONDON (Reuters) - WPP said on Tuesday Ford Motor Company , a major client, had informed it of its intention to carry on working with the world's biggest advertising agency for a new period of time beginning in 2018, lifting its shares.

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BRIEF-TransCanada says recent Keystone Xl shipper talks encouraging

* SAYS ITS RECENT TALKS WITH SHIPPERS FOR KEYSTONE XL PIPELINE WERE 'ENCOURAGING,' EXPECTS SUFFICIENT COMMERCIAL SUPPORT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by Ethan Lou)

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RPT-Volkswagen's talks with cobalt producers end without deal

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply the world's largest automaker Volkswagen with the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles ended without a deal, cobalt industry sources said.

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UPDATE 1-Norway's wealth fund gives reasons for energy shares decision

OSLO, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Norway's $1 trillion sovereign wealth fund said it found no significant differences in expected return for oil and gas shares and the market as it set out more details of its plans to cut investments in energy companies.

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BRIEF-High Arctic Energy Services Appoints J. Cameron Bailey As CEO

* HIGH ARCTIC ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF NEW CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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UPDATE 1-Australia's Origin Energy targets APLNG cost cuts; reaffirms forecast

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Australia's Origin Energy Ltd said on Tuesday it is targeting cost reductions at its Australia Pacific LNG (APLNG) liquefied natural gas project as it looks to lower its debt.

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Energy slumps, Amazon shines as Wall Street ends flat

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes ended little changed on Monday, retreating modestly from record highs set during the session, as gains for Amazon countered losses in shares of energy companies.

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Wall Street hovers at records; energy losses counter Amazon strength

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes were little changed on Monday after retreating from record highs set during the session as gains for Amazon were countered by losses in shares of chipmakers and energy companies.

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US STOCKS-Wall St hovers at records; energy losses counter Amazon strength

* Dow up 0.09 pct, S&P down 0.03 pct, Nasdaq down 0.15 pct (Updates to late afternoon)

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BRIEF-Wilks Brothers Acquires Common Shares Of Cathedral Energy Services Ltd

* WILKS BROTHERS, LLC ACQUIRES COMMON SHARES OF CATHEDRAL ENERGY SERVICES LTD.

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Wall Street off record levels as energy, chip stocks drag

(Reuters) - Wall Street's major indexes came off session highs in afternoon trading on Monday as a more than $1 slide in U.S. crude prices buffeted energy shares and semiconductor makers declined on concerns the memory chip "super cycle" would soon fade.

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US STOCKS-Wall St off record levels as energy, chip stocks drag

* Dow up 0.15 pct, S&P down 0.03 pct, Nasdaq down 0.16 pct (Updates to early afternoon)

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BRIEF-Quidel Says Confident In Validity Of Supply Agreement With Beckman Coulter To Sell BNP Assay Assets

* QUIDEL CONFIDENT IN LEGAL STRENGTH AND VALIDITY OF SUPPLY AGREEMENT WITH BECKMAN COULTER TO SELL BNP ASSAY ASSETS

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Lebanon's Aoun holds talks on Hariri government

BEIRUT (Reuters) - President Michel Aoun held talks on Monday with other Lebanese political leaders over the future of Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri's government, but gave no sign whether they discussed Hariri's demand the country steer clear of regional turmoil.

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Volkswagen's talks with cobalt producers end without deal

LONDON, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Meetings last week between major cobalt producers including mining giant Glencore to supply the world's largest automaker Volkswagen with the material used to make batteries for electric vehicles ended without a deal, cobalt industry sources said.

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Little prospect of Syria peace progress seen in Geneva talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A breakthrough in U.N.-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva this week seems hardly more likely than in seven failed earlier rounds as President Bashar al-Assad pushes for total military victory and his opponents stick by their demand he leave power.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks weigh; Shopify jumps

TORONTO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index slipped on Monday, with its heavyweight energy companies falling as U.S. crude prices came off two-year highs, while ecommerce company Shopify Inc gained as the holiday shopping season kicked off.

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BRIEF-Consumers Energy And Bank Of Nova Scotia Agreed To Extend Termination Date Of $250 Million Secured Revolving Credit Agreement​

* CONSUMERS ENERGY-ON NOV 23,CO&BANK OF NOVA SCOTIA AGREED TO EXTEND TERMINATION DATE OF $250 MILLION SECURED REVOLVING CREDIT AGREEMENT ASOF NOV 23, 2015​

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Cyber Monday gains for retailers offset energy, chip losses

(Reuters) - The three major Wall Street indexes were higher in early trading as gains in Amazon and other retailers on Cyber Monday outweighed losses in semiconductor makers and energy stocks.

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Little prospect of Syria peace progress in Geneva talks

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A breakthrough in U.N.-backed Syria peace talks in Geneva this week seems no more likely than in seven earlier rounds as President Bashar al-Assad pushes for total military victory and his opponents stick by their demand he leave power.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX falls as energy stocks pull back with oil

TORONTO, Nov 27 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index turned lower in early trade on Monday, with heavyweight energy stocks weighing as U.S. crude oil prices came off two-year highs.

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Flynn lawyers cut off talks with Trump team

Source: Lawyers for Michael Flynn stopped talking with Trump's legal team. Could it signal a big move in the Russia probe? CNN's Shimon Prokupecz reports.

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BRIEF-Jones Energy Announces It Is Evaluating Strategic And Financing Alternatives

* JONES ENERGY, INC. ANNOUNCES IT IS EVALUATING STRATEGIC AND FINANCING ALTERNATIVES

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German government talks likely a month away, Merkel ally says

BERLIN (Reuters) - Talks on forming a new German "grand coalition" with the Social Democrats (SPD) may not begin until next year, a top official in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative camp said, potentially prolonging the uncertainty in Europe's largest economy.

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Syrian government delegation postpones departure to Geneva talks: report

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian government delegation has postponed its departure to U.N.-backed peace talks that are due to resume on Tuesday in Geneva, the pro-Syrian government newspaper al-Watan reported.

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Strikes kill 57 in Syria before peace talks

Airstrikes and shelling killed at least 57 people Sunday in two separate towns in Syria, according to the UK-based Syrian Observatory For Human Rights (SOHR).

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Ireland will block Brexit talks unless border issue agreed

LONDON (Reuters) - Ireland's EU commissioner said Dublin would "continue to play tough" over its threat to veto talks about trade after Brexit unless Britain provided guarantees over the border between Northern Ireland and the Republic.

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Syrian opposition picks chief negotiator ahead of new Geneva talks

RIYADH/AMMAN (Reuters) - Syria's main opposition group selected a new chief negotiator on Friday ahead of a new round of U.N.-backed peace negotiations with the Damascus government set to kick off next week.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy stocks, banks; up 0.7 pct on week

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index ended up on Friday, with broad gains led by modest moves higher for its heavyweight energy and financial sectors while gold miners weighed.

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Exclusive: Paddy Power Betfair, William Hill hold deal talks with CrownBet

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill have separately held talks about a deal with Australia's CrownBet as UK-focused gambling companies seek to expand overseas to offset tougher regulations in Britain.

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BRIEF-DIVERGENT ENERGY SERVICES Q3 BASIC SHR LOSS FROM CONT OPS $0.01

* DIVERGENT ENERGY SERVICES ANNOUNCES RELEASE OF Q3 INTERIM RESULTS

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises with energy, bank shares; eyes 0.7 pct weekly gain

TORONTO, Nov 24 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index moved higher in early trade on Friday and was on track for a 0.7 percent gain for the week, with financial and energy shares leading a broad rise.

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Exclusive: Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill hold deal talks with CrownBet

LONDON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - Paddy Power Betfair and William Hill have held talks on a deal with Australia's CrownBet as UK-focused gambling companies seek to expand overseas to offset tougher regulations in Britain.

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France's Le Drian says China is 'well placed to push' North Korea to talks

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has leverage to persuade North Korea to go back to talks over its nuclear ambitions, French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian said on Friday, after meeting with his Chinese counterpart Wang Yi.

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German president summons grand coalition partners for talks

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) appeared close to dropping their opposition to renewing cooperation with Chancellor Angela Merkel on Friday, with a planned summit between the two camps seemingly offering a way out of a political impasse.

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May calls on EU to move with Britain to open Brexit trade talks

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May repeated her wish on Friday to make a joint move with the European Union to open negotiations on a post-Brexit trade deal.

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Ireland does not need election amid crucial Brexit talks: Coveney

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - Ireland does not need an election now that talks on the terms of Britain's exit from the European Union are entering a crucial phase on how to avoid a physical border between Ireland and Northern Ireland, Irish Foreign Minister Simon Coveney said on Friday.

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Germany's SPD says open to coalition talks with other parties

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's Social Democrats (SPD) are ready to hold talks with other parties on breaking political deadlock created by Chancellor Angela Merkel's failure to form a coalition government, a senior member of the center-left party said.

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Flynn's lawyers cut talks with Trump team, signaling Mueller cooperation: NY Times

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Lawyers for Michael Flynn, President Donald Trump's former national security adviser, have told Trump's legal team they can no longer discuss a probe into Russian meddling in the U.S. election, indicating Flynn may be cooperating with the investigation, the New York Times reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Reliance Industries ‍closes sale of assets in Marcellus shale play of north-eastern and central Pennsylvania​

* Closes sale of its assets in Marcellus shale play of north-eastern and central Pennsylvania​

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BRIEF-Razor Energy qtrly adjusted funds flow $0.10 per share

* Razor Energy Corp. Announces third quarter 2017 results and record production

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Nafta Talks Have High Stakes for Two Texas Bridge Owners

Private crossings to Mexico are a rich franchise under the North American Free Trade Agreement, but discussions on reopening the accord have put that bonanza at risk.

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Syrian opposition to form delegation to take part in U.N. talks

CAIRO (Reuters) - Syrian opposition will form a 50-member delegation to participate in U.N.-sponsored talks in Geneva, the main Syrian opposition meeting in the Saudi capital Riyadh told a news conference late on Thursday.

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Alcoa Canada, union resume aluminum smelter contract talks

TORONTO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Alcoa Corp and the United Steelworkers have agreed to resume contract talks with a government-appointed conciliator, the union said on Thursday, averting a potential strike at the Becancour, Quebec aluminum smelter.

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BRIEF-Hemisphere Energy qtrly loss per share ‍$0.00​

* Hemisphere Energy announces Q3 2017 financial and operating results

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX rises as higher oil prices boost energy shares

TORONTO, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index rose on Thursday as higher oil prices boosted energy shares, while heavyweight financial stocks also gained ground.

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BRIEF-Pentanova Energy to develop heavy oil field with YFP

* Pentanova energy corp - ‍signed final agreement with argentina's national oil producer ypf to farm in on 11% of llancanelo heavy oil field​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom: +1 646 223 8780)