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Feb 24, 2018

Storms dump rain across U.S. Midwest, kill Kentucky woman
(Reuters) - A band of thunderstorms reaching across the lower Mississippi Valley into Ohio on Saturday killed a Kentucky woman in her home and threatened more flooding in an area that has already seen evacuations because of high water.

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Feb 24, 2018

Democrats' memo charges Republicans trying to undermine Russia probes
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Democratic minority on the U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee on Saturday released a response to Republican charges that the FBI and Justice Department have abused the law in their investigation of possible ties between Russia and Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign.

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Feb 24, 2018

U.N. Security Council demands truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Saturday demanded a 30-day truce across Syria as rescuers in the country's eastern Ghouta region said bombing had not let up long enough for them to count bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

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Feb 24, 2018

At least 14 dead in attack on Yemen counter-terrorism base
ADEN (Reuters) - At least 14 people were killed and 40 wounded when Islamist car suicide bombers and gunmen tried to storm the headquarters of a counter-terrorism unit in the southern port city of Aden on Saturday, security and medical sources said.

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Feb 24, 2018

China's Geely makes $9 billion Daimler bet against tech 'invaders'
BEIJING/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Chinese carmaker Geely [GEELY.UL] has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Daimler in a $9 billion bet by its chairman that he can access the Mercedes-Benz owner's technology in the growing battle for the future of automotives.

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Feb 24, 2018

U.N. Security Council calls for truce as air strikes batter Syria's Ghouta
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies during one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war, while the U.N. Security Council called for a 30-day humanitarian truce.

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Feb 24, 2018

With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge' deals
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc.

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Feb 24, 2018

Dozens killed, wounded in south Yemen attacks claimed by Islamic State
ADEN (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, according to witnesses and local medics.

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Feb 24, 2018

With $116 billion cash, Buffett says Berkshire needs 'huge acquisitions'
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Warren Buffett on Saturday lamented his inability to find big companies to buy, and said his goal is to make "one or more huge acquisitions" of non-insurance businesses to bolster results at his conglomerate Berkshire Hathaway Inc .

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Feb 24, 2018

Dozens killed or wounded in south Yemen suicide attacks: witnesses
ADEN (Reuters) - Dozens of people were killed or wounded in two suicide car bombings in the southern Yemeni port city of Aden on Saturday, witnesses and local medics said.

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Feb 24, 2018

Trump tax cut fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday reported a record quarterly and annual profit, fueled by a big cut in the U.S. corporate income tax rate championed by President Donald Trump.

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Feb 24, 2018

Lower tax rate fuels record profit for Buffett's Berkshire
(Reuters) - Warren Buffett's Berkshire Hathaway Inc on Saturday reported a record quarterly and annual profit, benefiting from a lower U.S. corporate income tax rate.

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Feb 24, 2018

Geely chairman builds $9 billion stake in Germany's Daimler
BEIJING/FRANKFURT (Reuters) - The chairman of Chinese carmaker Geely [GEELY.UL] has built up an almost 10 percent stake in Mercedes-Benz owner Daimler , making a $9 billion bet that he can push through an alliance to access the German company's technology.

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Feb 24, 2018

U.S. imposes more North Korea sanctions, Trump warns of 'phase two'
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it was imposing its largest package of sanctions to pressure North Korea to give up its nuclear and missile programs, and President Donald Trump warned of a "phase two" that could be "very, very unfortunate for the world" if the steps did not work.

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Feb 24, 2018

Florida students take on NRA, set eyes on midterm elections
(Reuters) - In the week since 17 of David Hogg's classmates and teachers were gunned down in Florida, he and his fellow high schoolers have launched a movement that reshaped the gun control debate almost overnight and may influence the U.S. midterm elections.

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Feb 24, 2018

Rescuers say cannot keep up with air strikes battering Syria's Ghouta
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Rescuers in Syria's eastern Ghouta said the bombing would not let up long enough for them to count the bodies, in one of the bloodiest air assaults of the seven-year war.

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Feb 24, 2018

More rain, flooding in the forecast for U.S. South, Midwest
(Reuters) - Heavy rain storms will sweep across the U.S. Southern Plains and the Midwest on Saturday and Sunday, potentially causing more flooding that has already forced hundreds to flee their homes and claimed the lives of three people, including a child.

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Feb 24, 2018

Death toll from Somalia blasts rises to 45: government official
MOGADISHU (Reuters) - The death toll from twin car bomb blasts in the Somali capital late on Friday has risen to 45 from the initially reported 18, a senior government official said on Saturday.

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Feb 23, 2018

With rates low, Fed officials fret over next U.S. recession
NEW YORK/LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Federal Reserve policymakers are fretting that they could face the next U.S. recession with an arsenal of policies little different from that used in the last downturn but robbed of much of their punch because interest rates are still low.

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Feb 23, 2018

Exclusive: U.S. prepares high-seas crackdown on North Korea sanctions evaders - sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration and key Asian allies are preparing to expand interceptions of ships suspected of violating sanctions on North Korea, a plan that could include deploying U.S. Coast Guard forces to stop and search vessels in Asia-Pacific waters, senior U.S. officials said.

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Feb 23, 2018

Billionaire investor Warren Buffett to retire from Kraft Heinz board
(Reuters) - Kraft Heinz Co said on Friday billionaire investor Warren Buffett has decided to retire from the company's board following the end of his term in April to reduce travel commitments.

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Feb 23, 2018

Corporate partners cut cord with NRA as gun control debate rages
NEW YORK (Reuters) - The fallout over this week's shooting rampage at a Florida high school started to take its toll on National Rifle Association's roster of corporate partners on Friday as a half dozen companies severed marketing ties with the gun advocacy organization.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump, Australia's Turnbull seek common ground on trade, China
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks on Friday at the White House where the two leaders sought to put aside previous tensions, but divisions on trade remained.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.N. Security Council delays vote on Syria ceasefire resolution
UNITED NATIONS/BEIRUT (Reuters) - The U.N. Security Council on Friday delayed a vote on a demand for a 30-day ceasefire in Syria where pro-government warplanes have been pounding the last rebel bastion near Damascus in one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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Feb 23, 2018

New indictment alleges Manafort payments to former European politicians
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A new indictment filed on Friday by special counsel Robert Mueller alleges that President Donald Trump's former campaign manager Paul Manafort secretly paid former senior European politicians in 2012 and 2013 to lobby for the pro-Russia government of Ukraine.

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Feb 23, 2018

Dropbox files for IPO of up to $500 million
(Reuters) - Data-sharing business Dropbox Inc on Friday filed for an initial public offering of up to $500 million with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission.

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Feb 23, 2018

Indicted Missouri governor resigns from post with GOP governors group
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens, under indictment for invasion of privacy in connection with the cover-up of an extramarital affair, has resigned from a leadership position with the Republican Governors Association, the organization said on Friday.

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Feb 23, 2018

Former Trump campaign aide pleads guilty in Russia probe
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A former senior official in Donald Trump's 2016 presidential campaign, Rick Gates, pleaded guilty on Friday to conspiracy against the United States and lying to investigators, and is cooperating with a federal probe into Russia's role in the election.

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Feb 23, 2018

Syria's eastern Ghouta bombed again before U.N. ceasefire vote
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year-old civil war.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.S. ready to open Jerusalem embassy in May: State Department
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States said on Friday it will open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump says U.S.-Australia relations are strong
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump and Australian Prime Minister Malcolm Turnbull held talks at the White House on Friday, and Trump later praised Australia's merit-based immigration system while Turnbull said the two countries were taking new steps to deepen ties.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.S. expects to open Jerusalem embassy in May, officials say
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy and is bound to trouble U.S. allies who have already objected.

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Feb 23, 2018

More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta before U.N. vote
BEIRUT/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta district unabated on Friday, witnesses said, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire to end one of the deadliest bombing campaigns of the seven-year civil war.

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Feb 23, 2018

Palestinians angry at reports of early U.S. Embassy move to Jerusalem
West Bank, GAZA (Reuters) - Palestinians reacted on Friday with anger to reports that the United States will move its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem within months.

Reuters Top News
Feb 23, 2018

U.S. appeals court revives Schwab Libor-rigging claims against banks
NEW YORK (Reuters) - Charles Schwab Corp and several of its mutual funds persuaded a U.S. appeals court on Friday to revive their lawsuit seeking to hold 17 banks responsible for manipulation of the benchmark Libor interest rate.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump says he wants to review U.S. military policy of gun-free zones on bases
NATIONAL HARBOR, Md. (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Friday he wanted to review the U.S. military's policy of having bases be gun-free zones, noting that some soldiers killed in a shooting spree several years ago at one facility had been expert marksmen who were unarmed.

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Feb 23, 2018

Insurer Chubb says will stop underwriting NRA insurance for gun owners
(Reuters) - Insurer Chubb Ltd on Friday said that it will stop underwriting a National Rifle Association-branded insurance policy for gun owners.

Reuters Top News
Feb 23, 2018

Pentagon makes recommendations to White House on transgender individuals
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has made his recommendations to the White House on transgender individuals and military service, the Pentagon said on Friday.

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Feb 23, 2018

Oprah Winfrey says 'definitely not' running for U.S. president
(Reuters) - Oprah Winfrey put to rest any lingering questions about a potential 2020 bid for the presidency, declaring on a late-night talk show on Thursday that she was "definitely not running."

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Feb 23, 2018

Google raises price of YouTube TV, adds sports, Turner
(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc's Google is raising the price of its YouTube TV online service for new customers as it adds channels from Time Warner Inc's Turner, National Basketball League and Major League Baseball, the company said Wednesday.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.S. imposes largest package of sanctions against North Korea
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would impose the "largest-ever" package of sanctions on North Korea, intensifying pressure on the reclusive country to give up its nuclear and missile programs.

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Feb 23, 2018

Staff return to Florida high school for first time since massacre
PARKLAND, Fla. (Reuters) - Staff members returned for the first time on Friday to the Florida high school where 17 students and faculty were gunned down last week in one of the deadliest school attacks in U.S. history, inflaming the national debate about gun rights.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.S. expected to open embassy in Jerusalem in May, official says
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is expected to open its embassy to Israel in Jerusalem in May, a U.S. official told Reuters on Friday, a move from Tel Aviv that reverses decades of U.S. policy.

Reuters Top News
Feb 23, 2018

U.S. banks set for M&A wave as Trump cuts red tape
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - An easing of financial rules will soon unleash pent-up mergers and acquisitions among mid-sized U.S. banks, according to deal bankers, analysts and bank executives.

Reuters Top News
Feb 23, 2018

Judge rejects Shkreli's request to have conviction voided: Bloomberg
(Reuters) - Biotech founder Martin Shkreli's request to have his securities fraud convictions thrown out was rejected by a judge who is set to sentence him on March 9, Bloomberg reported on Friday.

Reuters Top News
Feb 23, 2018

Wall Street advances on gains in tech stocks
(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes rose on Friday, with gains in technology stocks helping claw back some of the week's losses, which were sparked by concerns about interest rates.

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Feb 23, 2018

Former Trump campaign aide expected to plead guilty in Russia probe: reports
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Rick Gates, a former adviser to Donald Trump's 2016 U.S. presidential campaign, was expected to plead guilty as soon as Friday in Special Counsel Robert Mueller's Russia probe, the New York Times and ABC News reported, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump says launching 'largest-ever' package of sanctions against North Korea
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday the United States would launch the "largest-ever" package of sanctions against North Korea, intensifying pressure on the reclusive country to giving up its nuclear and missile programs.

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Feb 23, 2018

Tech stocks pull Wall Street higher at open
(Reuters) - Wall Street's main indexes opened higher on Friday, led by gains in technology stocks.

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Feb 23, 2018

Turkish forces shell convoy headed to Syria's Afrin region
BEIRUT/ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The Turkish army struck a convoy entering Syria's Kurdish-held Afrin region, which Ankara said carried fighters and weapons but Kurdish forces said was made up of civilians entering with food and medicine.

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Feb 23, 2018

Stock futures point to higher open for Wall Street
(Reuters) - U.S. stock index were higher on Friday as bond yields retreated for the second straight day, with investors also focusing on speeches by Federal Reserve officials for their views on interest rates.

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Feb 23, 2018

'Sooner, faster, now' - the companies surfing the e-commerce wave
LONDON (Reuters) - Amazon's assault on the retail industry has brought misery to traditional retailers without a strong web presence.

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Feb 23, 2018

Northern Ireland abortion laws violate women's rights, U.N. body says
GENEVA (Reuters) - The United Kingdom violates women's rights in Northern Ireland by unduly restricting their access to abortion, a report by the U.N. Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination against Women (CEDAW) said on Friday.

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Feb 23, 2018

General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo for $8 billion
(Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion, seeking to tap burgeoning demand for natural pet food and offset falling sales for processed items.

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Feb 23, 2018

Numbers starting to add up for Tesla trucks: DHL executive
(Reuters) - The numbers behind Tesla Inc's long-distance Semi electric trucks are close to making sense for hauliers looking at a shift away from diesel that may save them tens of thousands of dollars a year, according to an executive with DHL.

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Feb 23, 2018

Global watchdog to put Pakistan back on terrorist financing watchlist: sources
ISLAMABAD (Reuters) - A global money-laundering watchdog has decided to place Pakistan back on its terrorist financing watchlist, a government official and a diplomat said on Friday, in a likely blow to Pakistan's economy and its strained relations with the United States.

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Feb 23, 2018

Fees case may enable U.S. Supreme Court to curb union power
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday will consider for the second time in two years whether to choke off a critical funding stream for public-employee unions, potentially reducing organized labor's influence in the workplace and at the ballot box.

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Feb 23, 2018

China's new anti-graft superministry adds to concerns about suspects' rights
BEIJING (Reuters) - A new "super-ministry" set to deepen Chinese President Xi Jinping's war on graft and extend it to all state employees is likely to undermine years of work by Chinese legal reformers to protect the rights of suspects during investigations, according to some Chinese academics.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump urges Mexico to block illegal immigrants from El Salvador
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday called on Mexico to do more to prevent violent illegal immigrants from El Salvador from entering the United States, again pushing his long-proposed border wall but stopping short of saying Mexico would fund it.

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Feb 23, 2018

General Mills to buy pet food maker Blue Buffalo in $8 billion deal
(Reuters) - Cheerios cereal maker General Mills Inc will buy Blue Buffalo Pet Products Inc for nearly $8 billion in cash, looking to enter the fast-growing market for natural pet foods, the companies said on Friday.

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Feb 23, 2018

Exclusive: Xi confidant emerges as front runner to head China's central bank - sources
BEIJING (Reuters) - Liu He, a Harvard-trained economist who is a trusted confidant of Chinese President Xi Jinping, has emerged as the front runner to be the next governor of the People's Bank of China (PBOC), according to three sources with knowledge of the situation.

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Feb 23, 2018

Chance of halting Brexit now close to 50:50, says leading campaigner
LONDON (Reuters) - Opponents of Britain's exit from the European Union are preparing a major campaign they say now has close to a 50:50 chance of stopping Brexit by blocking Prime Minister Theresa May's divorce deal, a leading pro-EU campaigner said.

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Feb 23, 2018

Second Russian athlete fails doping test at Winter Games
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - A second Russian athlete has tested positive for a performance-enhancing drug at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, a major blow for the nation's hopes of regaining its Olympic status and drawing a line under years of doping scandals.

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Feb 23, 2018

Easy Ride trial to mark Nissan's first stop on road to taxi services
YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous vehicle services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber [UBER.UL] and other technology firms.

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Feb 23, 2018

Steve Jobs' pre-Apple job application could fetch $50,000 at auction
LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - A job application filled out by Steve Jobs more than four decades ago that reflects the Apple founder's aspirations to work in technology and design will go up for auction next month.

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Feb 23, 2018

More bombs fall on Syria's eastern Ghouta ahead of U.N. vote
BEIRUT (Reuters) - A new wave of bombs struck Syria's eastern Ghouta on Friday, which a witness in one town described as the worst yet, ahead of a U.N. Security Council vote to demand a 30-day ceasefire across the country.

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Feb 23, 2018

Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy after refiner bankruptcy
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a meeting early next week with key senators and Cabinet officials to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to four sources familiar with the matter.

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Feb 23, 2018

Missouri governor indicted on felony invasion of privacy charge
(Reuters) - Missouri Governor Eric Greitens was briefly taken into custody on Thursday after being indicted on a felony invasion of privacy charge in connection with an extramarital affair and a blackmail allegation involving the Republican politician, officials said.

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Feb 23, 2018

China seizes control of Anbang Insurance as chairman prosecuted
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd and said its chairman had been prosecuted, a dramatic move that highlights Beijing's willingness to curtail big-spending conglomerates as it cracks down on financial risk.

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Feb 23, 2018

Australian deputy prime minister resigns after new harassment claim
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and a new allegation of sexual harassment emerged.

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Feb 23, 2018

GM Korea seeks to trim benefits, wages: internal letter
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co will propose a base wage freeze and no bonuses this year along with a suspension of some worker benefits at its money-losing South Korean unit to cut costs, according to an internal letter that Reuters reviewed on Friday.

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Feb 23, 2018

Trump to announce new sanctions against North Korea; South Korea preps for talks with North
SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States is due to announce its largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to further pressure Pyongyang over its nuclear and missile program, as South Korea readies itself for more talks with the North's officials.

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Feb 23, 2018

Exclusive: U.S. tells India to cut tariffs as trade friction heats up
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. businesses and diplomats are pressing India to cut tariffs, industry and government sources say, after New Delhi's move to increase customs duties on dozens of products to help its flagship Make-in-India drive aggravated differences over trade.

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Feb 23, 2018

U.S. shale investors still waiting on payoff from oil boom
HOUSTON (Reuters) - U.S. oil production has topped 10 million barrels per day, approaching a record set in 1970, but many investors in the companies driving the shale oil revolution are still waiting for their payday.

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Feb 23, 2018

Australian deputy prime minister resigns after affair with staffer
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's deputy prime minister said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party after weeks of pressure over an affair with a staffer that brought him into open conflict with his premier and threatened to shatter a decades-old coalition.

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Feb 23, 2018

Rocky path awaits Kuroda in his next BOJ term
TOKYO (Reuters) - Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda may have little to cheer about despite landing another five-year term for one of the most influential jobs in the country, if not the world.

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Feb 22, 2018

With Easy Ride trial, Nissan takes new step toward being Uber competitor
YOKOHAMA (Reuters) - Facing a future in which self-driving cars may curb vehicle ownership, Nissan Motor Co is taking its first steps to becoming an operator of autonomous transportation services, hoping to break into a segment set to be dominated by Uber Technologies and other technology firms.

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Feb 22, 2018

South Korea says approved visit by sanctioned North Korean to pursue peace on peninsula
SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it had approved the Winter Olympic visit by a sanctioned North Korean official, blamed for the 2010 sinking of a South Korean ship that killed 46 sailors, in the pursuit of peace and asked for public understanding.

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Feb 22, 2018

Australian deputy prime minister resigns from Cabinet, remains in parliament
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australian Deputy Prime Minister Barnaby Joyce said on Friday he will resign as leader of his party and will move to the backbench after weeks of pressure over an extra-marital affair with his former media secretary.

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Feb 22, 2018

U.S. gun lobby slams anti-gun 'elites' after Florida school massacre
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of the National Rifle Association lashed out at gun control advocates on Thursday, saying Democratic elites are politicizing the latest mass school shooting in the United States to try to erode constitutionally guaranteed gun rights.

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Feb 22, 2018

GM to propose wage freeze, no bonuses for South Korean workers this year
SEOUL (Reuters) - General Motors Co will propose a base wage freeze and no bonuses this year as well a suspension of some worker benefits at its money-losing South Korean unit, in an effort to cut costs, showed an internal letter seen by Reuters on Friday.

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Feb 22, 2018

Regulator in China seizes control of Anbang as chairman prosecuted
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - The Chinese government on Friday seized control of Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd [ANBANG.UL], one of China's biggest insurance conglomerates, in a dramatic move that underscores Beijing's intent to crackdown on financial risk.

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Feb 22, 2018

Trump administration to target North Korea with new sanctions on Friday
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Trump administration plans to announce on Friday what is being billed as the largest package of sanctions yet against North Korea to increase pressure on Pyongyang for its nuclear and ballistic missile tests, a senior administration official said.

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Feb 22, 2018

China insurance regulator takes control of Anbang Insurance Group, chairman prosecuted
BEIJING/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - Anbang Insurance Group Co Ltd, one of China's biggest insurance conglomerates, has been taken over by the country's insurance regulator for one year, and its chairman has been prosecuted for economic crimes.

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Feb 22, 2018

Special counsel files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The special counsel in the Russia probe filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

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Feb 22, 2018

Exclusive: Trump calls meeting on biofuels policy blamed by bankrupt refiner
NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump has called a cabinet-level meeting early next week to discuss potential changes to biofuels policy, which is coming under increasing pressure after a Pennsylvania refiner blamed the regulation for its bankruptcy, according to three sources familiar with the matter.

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Feb 22, 2018

Two top White House advisers may leave over tensions with Trump: sources
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Longstanding friction between U.S. President Donald Trump and two top aides, the National Security Adviser and the Chief of Staff, has grown to a point that either or both might quit soon, four senior administration officials said.

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Feb 22, 2018

Mueller files new charges against Trump ex-aides Manafort and Gates
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed new criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's ex-campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, stepping up pressure in a legal battle that started last year.

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Feb 22, 2018

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being replaced
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal commission who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being replaced at the behest of Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.

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Feb 22, 2018

U.S. special counsel files new charges against Trump former campaign aides
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller filed a new set of criminal charges on Thursday against President Donald Trump's former campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates that include bank and tax fraud, escalating a legal battle that started last year.

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Feb 22, 2018

After war cabinet, Britain's May to set out 'way forward' on Brexit
LONDON (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will set out "the way forward" for Brexit next week after a meeting with top aides on Thursday intended to resolve differences over strategy that are dividing her team, and frustrating European Union negotiators.

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Feb 22, 2018

North Korea says U.N. chief 'picking a quarrel' with sanctions remarks
UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - North Korea on Thursday accused United Nations Secretary-General Ant├│nio Guterres of "picking a quarrel" with Pyongyang by praising international sanctions for putting pressure on the country over its nuclear and ballistic missile programs.

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Feb 22, 2018

New indictment filed against former Trump campaign aides Manafort and Gates
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special Counsel Robert Mueller on Thursday filed a new indictment against former Trump campaign aides Paul Manafort and Rick Gates, according to court records.

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Feb 22, 2018

Air strikes again hit Syria's Ghouta, U.N. considers ceasefire resolution
AMMAN (Reuters) - Warplanes pounded the last rebel enclave near Syria's capital for a fifth day running on Thursday as the U.N. Security Council considered demanding a 30-day ceasefire across the country to allow emergency aid deliveries and medical evacuations.

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Feb 22, 2018

States refile lawsuits to block repeal of U.S. net neutrality
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A coalition of 22 state attorneys general and the District of Columbia on Thursday refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark rules designed to ensure a free and open internet from taking effect.

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Feb 22, 2018

Intel did not tell U.S. cyber officials about chip flaws until made public
(Reuters) - Intel Corp did not inform U.S. cyber security officials of the so-called Meltdown and Spectre chip security flaws until they leaked to the public, six months after Alphabet Inc notified the chipmaker of the problems, according to letters sent by tech companies to lawmakers on Thursday.

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Feb 22, 2018

Exclusive: U.S. official focused on election security being shoved aside
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The head of a federal agency who has helped U.S. states protect election systems from possible cyber attacks by Russia or others is being removed from his post by Republican House of Representatives Speaker Paul Ryan and the White House.

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Feb 22, 2018

U.S. judge denies Manafort's request to modify his bail terms
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's former campaign manager, Paul Manafort, lost a bid on Thursday to modify the terms of his bail, after a federal judge said his proposal to pledge certain properties as collateral was "unsatisfactory."

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Feb 22, 2018

Trump emphasizes arming teachers as response to school shootings
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Thursday emphasized that he wants to see trained teachers able to carry concealed guns to ward off potential school shooters, and said he has recently spoken with the National Rifle Association about his ideas.

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Feb 22, 2018

Groups refile lawsuits to block net neutrality reversal
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Web browser developer Mozilla Corp and video-sharing website Vimeo Inc said on Thursday they had refiled legal challenges intended to block the Trump administration's repeal of landmark net neutrality rules from taking effect.

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