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Spain welcomes provisional Brexit airline deal

Reuters News - 9 hours 53 min ago
The Spanish government on Thursday welcomed a provisional European Union deal meant to mitigate the impact of a hard Brexit on airlines.
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Not there yet but closer: Britain and EU haggle over Brexit compromise

Reuters News - 9 hours 59 min ago
Britain and the European Union on Thursday played down the chances of clinching an immediate Brexit divorce deal but diplomats said they were edging closer to a legal compromise that Prime Minister Theresa May hopes will win over the British parliament.
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Police say actor Smollett staged Chicago attack to advance career

Reuters News - 10 hours 12 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett paid two brothers thousands of dollars to beat him in a staged racist and homophobic attack because he was unhappy with his salary on the hip-hop TV drama "Empire," Chicago's police chief said on Thursday.
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Eleven Venezuela diplomats in U.S. defect from Maduro since last month: official

Reuters News - 10 hours 16 min ago
Eleven Venezuelan diplomats in the United States have defected from President Nicolas Maduro's government since opposition leader Juan Guaido declared himself interim president last month, a representative of Venezuela's opposition said on Thursday.
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Former Trump campaign chief Manafort to be sentenced March 8

Reuters News - 10 hours 26 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will be sentenced for bank and tax fraud on March 8, according to a court filing posted on Thursday, just days before he is due to be sentenced in a separate case for lobbying violations.
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Economic data, healthcare shares pressure Wall Street

Reuters News - 10 hours 27 min ago
U.S. stocks edged lower on Thursday after a recent run of gains, pressured by weak economic data and a drop in healthcare shares, while investors kept a close watch on U.S.-China trade talks.
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Weak U.S. data underscore growing headwinds to economy

Reuters News - 10 hours 32 min ago
New orders for key U.S.-made capital goods unexpectedly fell in December amid declining demand for machinery and primary metals, pointing to a sustained slowdown in business spending on equipment that could further crimp economic growth.
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Exclusive: Owners of Permian producer DoublePoint plan $5 billion sale - sources

Reuters News - 10 hours 56 min ago
DoublePoint Energy's private equity owners are exploring a potential sale of the Permian Basin oil producer later this year that could value the company at as much as $5 billion, including debt, sources familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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Trump administration ends California talks on auto emissions: White House

Reuters News - 10 hours 58 min ago
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration has ended talks with California over federal plans to roll back fuel economy rules designed to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, the White House said in a statement on Thursday.
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Domino's hurt as delivery firms offer more choice, shares fall 10 percent

Reuters News - 10 hours 59 min ago
Domino's Pizza Inc missed analysts' estimates for quarterly same-store sales on Thursday, sending its shares down 10 percent and underscoring pressures the company is facing from food delivery startups that are offering diners more choices.
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Venezuela convoy heads to Colombia border as Maduro threatens to close it

Reuters News - 11 hours 4 min ago
Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido left Caracas with some 80 lawmakers on Thursday on a 800-km (500-mile) trip to the Colombian border where they hope to receive food and medicine to alleviate shortages in defiance of President Nicolas Maduro.
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U.S. stocks fall on weak economic view; oil, gold fall

Reuters News - 11 hours 6 min ago
Wall Street stocks fell on Thursday due to a deteriorating economic outlook that was only partially offset by signs of trade progress between China and the United States, while gold and oil prices retreated from their recent peaks.
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Ariane 6 rocket sees first commercial deals in race with SpaceX

Reuters News - 11 hours 14 min ago
Ariane 6, Europe's next-generation space rocket, is expected to win its first two commercial launch orders in coming weeks, company officials said, a key milestone as the European launcher vies for orders against Elon Musk's U.S. competitor SpaceX.
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Manafort sentencing set for March 8

Reuters News - 11 hours 15 min ago
President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman, Paul Manafort, will be sentenced in U.S. District Court in Virginia on March 8, according to a court filing posted on Thursday.
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North Carolina Republican denies knowing of ballot fraud scheme

Reuters News - 11 hours 17 min ago
A North Carolina Republican, whose congressional campaign is under investigation for possible fraud, told election officials on Thursday he was unaware of an illegal effort to collect absentee ballots that might have tipped the vote in his favor.
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Citgo Petroleum's new board members arrive in Houston headquarters

Reuters News - 11 hours 18 min ago
Members of boards of directors appointed this month by Venezuela's opposition-controlled congress to run state-owned oil firm PDVSA's U.S. subsidiaries arrived at Citgo Petroleum's Houston headquarters, two people familiar with the matter said on Thursday.
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Maduro says he is considering closing Venezuela border with Colombia

Reuters News - 11 hours 21 min ago
Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Thursday the government was considering closing the border with Colombia and would close the border with Brazil ahead of opposition plans to bring in humanitarian aid despite his objection.
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U.S., North Korea to seek understanding on denuclearization at summit

Reuters News - 11 hours 25 min ago
The United States and North Korea will seek a common understanding of what denuclearization means when President Donald Trump presses Kim Jong Un next week to give up all of the North's nuclear weapons, U.S. officials said on Thursday.
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Pope, at crisis conference, vows 'concrete' steps against sex abuse by priests

Reuters News - 11 hours 25 min ago
Pope Francis promised that concrete action against child sexual abuse by priests would result from a conference he opened on Thursday, with one cardinal acknowledging that the Church had to fight "the enemy within".
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Factbox: Timeline of incidents in Jussie Smollett's alleged attack

Reuters News - 11 hours 27 min ago
Actor Jussie Smollett of TV's "Empire" staged a racist and homophobic attack on himself as a publicity stunt because he was dissatisfied with his salary, Chicago police said on Thursday.
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