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Broadcom cuts Qualcomm bid to $117 billion

February 21, 2018 - 8:57am
(Reuters) - Broadcom Corp on Wednesday fired its latest salvo against Qualcomm Inc by lowering its takeover offer to $117 billion from $121 billion, a day after the U.S. chipmaker increased its own offer for NXP Semiconductors NV .
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Drought-hit Cape Town dreads 'Day Zero' when taps will run dry

February 21, 2018 - 7:42am
CAPE TOWN (Reuters) - A tough water-saving regime and the generosity of farmers have given South Africa's main tourist hub welcome respite from a severe drought and helped push back a dreaded "Day Zero" when Cape Town's taps are expected to run dry.
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Florida rally to ban assault-style weapons set for Wednesday

February 21, 2018 - 7:29am
PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Student activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff were shot and killed will call for a ban on assault-style weapons when they meet with lawmakers and hold a rally on Wednesday in Tallahassee, the state capital.
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Bodies recovered from Iran plane crash site

February 21, 2018 - 6:17am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - The bodies of seven victims of Sunday's air crash in Iran were brought down from the mountainous crash site on Wednesday, according to Mizan, the official news site of the Iranian judiciary.
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Stakes rise in Turkey's Afrin assault as pro-Assad militia arrive

February 21, 2018 - 6:13am
BEIRUT/ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey warned of grave consequences on Wednesday after pro-Syrian government forces entered Syria's Afrin region to help Kurdish fighters repel a Turkish offensive.
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'Peace' doesn't sell at Pyeongchang, say Games sponsors

February 21, 2018 - 5:49am
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - An image of a giant dove lit up the night sky and singers performed John Lennon's "Imagine" at the opening ceremony of the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics, not long after athletes from enemies South and North Korea marched into the stadium together.
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Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state witness in corruption case: media

February 21, 2018 - 5:47am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to turn state's witness in one of several corruption investigations posing a serious threat to the conservative leader's political survival, local media said.
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Rally calling for ban on assault-style rifles to be held in Tallahassee

February 21, 2018 - 4:19am
PARKLAND/TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (Reuters) - Student and parent activists from the Florida high school where 17 teens and staff members were slain last week in a shooting rampage will hold a rally on Wednesday at the state capital, calling for a ban on assault-style rifles.
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Syria's Ghouta residents 'wait to die' as bombs fall

February 21, 2018 - 3:33am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Residents of Syria's eastern Ghouta said they were "waiting their turn to die" early on Wednesday, after more pro-government rockets and barrel bombs fell on the besieged rebel enclave.
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Pro-government forces hit Syria's Ghouta with rockets, air raids

February 21, 2018 - 3:06am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Over a dozen people were injured on Tuesday night in Syria's eastern Ghouta, where one of the heaviest bombardments in seven years of war has hammered a besieged enclave, killing at least 250 people in 48 hours, a war monitor said.
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Putin nemesis Navalny, barred from election, tries political siege

February 21, 2018 - 3:06am
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Two young anti-Putin activists trudged through a snow-logged Moscow housing estate on a recent Saturday, putting up fliers promoting a boycott of a presidential election next month.
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Trump Jr. says missing out on India deals because of father's self-imposed curbs

February 21, 2018 - 2:39am
NEW DELHI (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump's elder son described India as an important market for The Trump Organization but said the global company will lose out on new deals because of self-imposed restrictions put in place by his father since he took office.
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Stakes rise in Turkish Afrin attack as pro-Assad militia arrive

February 21, 2018 - 2:32am
BEIRUT (Reuters) - Turkey shelled Afrin overnight on Tuesday and showed no sign of slackening its assault on the Kurdish-held region despite the arrival of pro-Syrian government militia there, a war monitor said.
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Exclusive: Investment star Alan Howard's comeback hits headwind

February 21, 2018 - 1:32am
NEW YORK (Reuters) - A fund managed directly by Alan Howard, one of Britain’s best known investors, lost nearly 9.0 percent net of fees from May through December 2017, according to information provided to Reuters by a spokesman for two New York City employee pension funds.
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Confidant of Israel's Netanyahu turns state's witness in corruption case: media

February 21, 2018 - 1:16am
JERUSALEM (Reuters) - A confidant of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has agreed to provide testimony on behalf of the state about alleged corrupt dealings between the government and the country's biggest telecoms group, Israeli media reported on Wednesday.
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'Samurai' Goggia denies Vonn to win downhill gold

February 20, 2018 - 11:57pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italian Sofia Goggia carved up the Jeongseon slope "like a Samurai" to win the women's downhill on Wednesday and leave American Lindsey Vonn with a bronze medal in her final run in the marquee event of Olympic Alpine skiing.
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Final version of Trans-Pacific trade deal released, rules pushed by U.S. on ice

February 20, 2018 - 11:03pm
WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - The final version of a landmark deal aimed at cutting trade barriers in some of the Asia-Pacific's fastest-growing economies was released on Wednesday, signaling the pact was a step closer to reality even without its star member the United States.
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Goggia outpaces Vonn to win women's downhill gold

February 20, 2018 - 10:55pm
PYEONGCHANG, South Korea (Reuters) - Italy's Sofia Goggia ensured that Lindsey Vonn's Olympic career would end without another downhill gold medal when she carved up the Jeongseon slope to win a thrilling race on Wednesday.
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North Korea canceled planned meeting with Pence

February 20, 2018 - 10:21pm
WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence was scheduled to meet with North Korean officials, including leader Kim Jong Un's sister, while in South Korea for the Winter Olympics this month but the North Koreans canceled at the last minute, U.S. officials said on Tuesday.
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Exclusive: Japan to buy at least 20 more F-35A stealth fighters - sources

February 20, 2018 - 10:05pm
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan plans to buy at least 20 additional F-35A stealth fighters over the next six years, some or all of which it may purchase directly from Lockheed Martin Corp in the United States rather than assemble locally, three sources said.
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