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UAW calls Thursday meeting to update union leaders on GM strike talks: sources

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FILE PHOTO: A "UAW On Strike" sign is seen during a rally outside the shuttered General Motors Lordstown Assembly plant during the United Auto Workers national strike in Lordstown, Ohio, U.S. September 20, 2019. REUTERS/Rebecca Cook/File Photo DETROIT (Reuters) - The uni...read more

Barneys nears bankruptcy deal with Authentic Brands, Saks owner: sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. luxury department-store chain Barneys New York Inc is nearing a roughly $270 million deal with brand developer Authentic Brands Group that could lead to Barneys shops opening in Saks Fifth Avenue stores, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The Barneys N...read more

Exclusive: No choice but to invest in oil, Shell CEO says

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LONDON (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell (RDSa.L) still sees abundant opportunity to make money from oil and gas in coming decades even as investors and governments increase pressure on energy companies over climate change, its chief executive said. FILE PHOTO: Ben van Beurden, chief executive ...read more

Hong Kong bans protesters from police housing areas amid escalating violence

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HONG KONG (Reuters) - A Hong Kong court has granted an injunction to ban anyone from blocking or damaging areas used to house married police officers and other disciplined services that have been targeted in more than four months of anti-government protests. FILE PHOTO: An anti-government d...read more

Turkey says Kurdish forces emptied Islamic State prison in northeast Syria

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar said on Monday Syrian Kurdish YPG fighters had emptied a jail holding Islamic State prisoners in a part of Syria where Ankara is mounting an offensive, and that the prisoners there had been abducted. Turkey launched a cross-border oper...read more

EU considers new emergency summit for Brexit deal: BBC

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(Reuters) - The European Union is considering a new emergency summit to get a Brexit deal, the BBC reported on Tuesday. The new Brexit summit may be held towards the end of the month, according to the report bbc.in/2B8G5bj. Reporting by Kanishka Singh in Bengaluru; Editing by Christian S...read more

Canada's Trudeau, in election fight, says he needs voter support to stand up to Trump

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WINDSOR, Ontario (Reuters) - Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who looks set to lose his parliamentary majority after an Oct. 21 election, said on Monday he needed a strong government to keep standing up to U.S. President Donald Trump. Liberal leader and Canadian Prime Minister Justin...read more

Assad Forces Surge Forward in Syria as U.S. Pulls Back

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DOHUK, Iraq — Syrian government forces streamed into the country’s northeast on Monday, seizing towns where they had not stepped foot in years and filling a vacuum opened up by President Trump’s decision to abandon the United States’ Syrian Kurdish allies. Less than a week after Turkey la...read more

Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo Share Booker Prize

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LONDON — Margaret Atwood and Bernardine Evaristo have both won this year’s Booker Prize, it was announced at a ceremony on Monday, after the judges for the literary award rebelled against its rules. “We were told quite firmly that the rules state you can only have one winner,” Peter Flore...read more

The Queen Speaks, but Is Overshadowed by Brexit

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LONDON — Queen Elizabeth II formally opened Parliament on Monday and promptly found herself in the thick of Britain’s roiling Brexit drama, setting out a legislative agenda for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s government that began with his vow to leave the European Union by the end of this mo...read more

Mozilla Hardens Firefox Against Injection Attacks

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Mozilla this week announced a reduced attack surface for code injection in Firefox through the removal of potentially dangerous artifacts such as occurrences of inline scripts and eval()-like functions. The first codebase change impacts the built-in about:pages that Firefox ships with, and ...read more

UPDATE 1-KKR and GIC buy 42.5% stake in Philippines' top hospital chain

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MANILA (Reuters) - Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corp (MPI.PS) said on Tuesday it is selling a 42.5% stake in the country’s largest hospital chain to a consortium led by private equity firm KKR & Co (KKR.N) for 35.3 billion pesos ($684.5 million). MetroPacific also said it ...read more

GLOBAL MARKETS-Stocks make cautious gains ahead of key Brexit summit

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks and Wall Street futures inched higher on Tuesday as some investors held out hope that Britain still had a chance to avoid a messy exit from the European Union at key negotiations this week. A man walks past in front of a stock quotation board showing the price...read more

Barneys nears bankruptcy deal with Authentic Brands, Saks owner - sources

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NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. luxury department-store chain Barneys New York Inc is nearing a roughly $270 million deal with brand developer Authentic Brands Group that could lead to Barneys shops opening in Saks Fifth Avenue stores, people familiar with the matter said on Monday. The Barneys N...read more

Mozambique to vote in tense, high-stakes election

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MAPUTO (Reuters) - Mozambicans head to the polls on Tuesday in an election widely expected to result in the ruling Frelimo party extending its decades-long rule over a nation that is set to become one of the world’s leading gas exporters. The election in the Southern African nation could te...read more

KKR-led group buying $685 mln stake in Philippines' top hospital chain

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MANILA, Oct 15 (Reuters) - Philippines’ Metro Pacific Investments Corp said on Tuesday it is selling a stake in the country’s largest hospital chain to a consortium led by private equity firm KKR & Co for 35.3 billion pesos ($684.5 million). The consortium will acquire a 42.5% stake...read more

For Yankees, Extended Game 2 Showed Limits of Their Bullpen

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Before Carlos Correa even stepped to the plate in the bottom of the 11th inning to clobber his walk-off homer to end Game 2 of the American League Championship Series, the Houston Astros had already gained an upper hand. By taking advantage of Yankees starter James Paxton’s uneven command an...read more

The Report Was About Turkey Bombing Syria. ABC Showed Video From a Kentucky Gun Range.

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ABC News apologized Monday for mistakenly running a video that apparently was taken at a gun range in Kentucky with a report about Turkish attacks in northern Syria. “We’ve taken down video that aired on ‘World News Tonight Sunday’ and ‘Good Morning America’ this morning that appeared to ...read more

England’s European Championship Qualifier Marred by Racist Abuse

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SOFIA, Bulgaria — England’s Football Association called on UEFA to take “very stringent” action after the country’s European Championship qualifier against Bulgaria was stopped twice in the first half because of racist chants and Nazi salutes from the home supporters. England’s 6-0 win wa...read more

Who Are the Kurds, and Why Is Turkey Attacking Them in Syria?

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The Turkish invasion of Kurdish-held territory in northern Syria has complicated an already chaotic war. What began eight years ago as a series of nonviolent protests against the Syrian government morphed into an international conflict, between dozens of local factions, the Islamic State ...read more

An Academic Take on Sports Rivalries

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When the Eagles face the Cowboys on Sunday and the Patriots face the Jets on Monday night, two fierce N.F.L. rivalries will be renewed. But where do they rank among all the bitter rivalries in North American sports? Any list of “greatest sports rivalries” is bound to be disputed. Make suc...read more

Russian shadow falls over Syria as Kurds open door for Assad

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The moment that changed the Middle East arrived with a sudden silence. Just before 7pm on Sunday, the internet was cut across north-eastern Syria where, for half an hour, the Kurds of the region had been digesting a news flash. The Syrian government was returning to two towns, Manbij and Koban...read more

US nuclear bombs at Turkish airbase complicate rift over Syria invasion

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An estimated 50 nuclear bombs stored at a US airbase in Turkey have become potential bargaining chips in the tense relationship between Washington and Ankara in the wake of the Turkish offensive into Syria. Although Donald Trump gave a green light to the offensive in a phone call eight da...read more

The Kurds have faced their own ‘endless war’. And this is a dark new chapter | Giran Ozcan

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Last week, Turkey began its long-planned attack on Kurdish forces in north-east Syria. Days before, the US president and his Turkish counterpart had spoken on the phone: Donald Trump was reportedly supposed to caution Recep Tayyip Erdoğan against a unilateral attack on Kurdish allies, who ha...read more

Betrayal of the Kurds shows we can’t trust Trump | Letters

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This betrayal of the Kurdish People’s Protection Units (YPG) and Women’s Protection Units (YPJ) is sickening (Turkey launches Syria strikes as Trump scorns America’s Kurdish allies, 10 October). It is they who have been fighting Isis as the most reliable local forces on the ground, who li...read more
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