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  • Mexican fireworks expected in Alvarez-Chavez Vegas brawl
  • Tillerson affirms importance of constructive US-China ties
  • Asia would welcome third straight Winter Olympics: OCA chief
  • Tillerson affirms importance of constructive China ties -State Dept
  • Tillerson affirms importance of constructive China ties -State Dept
  • Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition
  • US Treasury chief tells IMF he expects 'frank and candid' forex analysis
  • Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks
  • New US environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs
  • Atletico close in on last eight with 4-2 Leverkusen win
  • Ecuador presidential election goes to runoff between leftist, ex-banker
  • Wells Fargo fires 4 executives amid probe into account scandal
  • Gambia arrests head of intelligence agency linked to killings
  • New US environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs
  • Air strikes kill 11 people in northern Deir al-Zor province- Observatory
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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive US-China ties

22 Feb 2017 | 6:18 AM

By David Brunnstrom WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat and affirmed the importance of a constructive US-China relationship, and the two agreed on the need to address the threat posed by North Korea, the State Department said.

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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive China ties -State Dept

22 Feb 2017 | 6:13 AM

(Rptg,correcting date) WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat and affirmed the importance of a constructive U.

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Tillerson affirms importance of constructive China ties -State Dept

22 Feb 2017 | 6:12 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson spoke by telephone with China's top diplomat and affirmed the importance of a constructive U.

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Canada PM: will not halt illegal border crossing despite opposition

22 Feb 2017 | 6:10 AM

OTTAWA, Feb 22 (Reuters) Canada will continue to accept asylum seekers crossing illegally from the United States but will ensure security measures are taken to keep Canadians safe, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau said.

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US Treasury chief tells IMF he expects 'frank and candid' forex analysis

22 Feb 2017 | 6:07 AM

By David Lawder WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde that he expects the IMF to provide "frank and candid" analysis of exchange rate policies, a Treasury spokesperson said.

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Firebrand Milo quits Breitbart News after child sex remarks

22 Feb 2017 | 6:04 AM

By Laila Kearney NEW YORK, Feb 22 (Reuters) Provocative far-right commentator Milo Yiannopoulos resigned as a senior editor of the Breitbart News website after he was vilified and lost a book deal over comments that condoned certain intimate relations between men and young teenage boys.

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New US environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs

22 Feb 2017 | 4:20 AM

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 22 (Reuters) The new head of the U.

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Ecuador presidential election goes to runoff between leftist, ex-banker

22 Feb 2017 | 2:46 AM

By Alexandra Ulmer and Alexandra Valencia QUITO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ecuador's presidential election will go to an April runoff between leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno and ex-banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral body said today, after a nail-biter first round over the weekend.

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Wells Fargo fires 4 executives amid probe into account scandal

22 Feb 2017 | 2:43 AM

By Dan Freed Undated, Feb 21 (Reuters) Wells Fargo & Co has fired four mid-level executives and stripped them of bonuses and stock awards as a result of an investigation into improper sales practices in its retail bank, the company announced today.

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Gambia arrests head of intelligence agency linked to killings

22 Feb 2017 | 2:41 AM

BANJUL, Feb 21 (Reuters) Authorities in Gambia have detained the former head of the National Intelligence Agency, a body human rights groups say tortured and killed perceived opponents of former leader Yahya Jammeh, who went into exile last month after losing an election.

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New US environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs

22 Feb 2017 | 2:39 AM

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) The new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency said today that America need not choose between jobs and the environment, in a nod to the energy industry as the White House prepares executive orders that could come as soon as this week to roll back Obama-era regulation.

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Air strikes kill 11 people in northern Deir al-Zor province- Observatory

22 Feb 2017 | 1:25 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said more than 11 people were killed and 35 wounded by air strikes in the town of al-Sur in northern Deir al-Zor province today.

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Ecuador vote goes to April runoff between leftist, ex-banker -official

22 Feb 2017 | 1:22 AM

QUITO, Feb 21 (Reuters) Ecuador's presidential election will go to a second round pitting leftist government candidate Lenin Moreno against conservative former banker Guillermo Lasso, the electoral council said today.

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US Treasury chief tells IMF he expects "frank and candid" forex analysis

22 Feb 2017 | 1:20 AM

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin told International Monetary Fund Managing Director Christine Lagarde on Tuesday that he expects the IMF to provide "frank and candid" analysis of exchange rate policies, a Treasury spokesperson said.

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At least 14 people killed in ethnic fighting in central Nigeria

22 Feb 2017 | 12:49 AM

By Garba Muhammed KADUNA, Nigeria, Feb 21 (Reuters) At least 14 people were killed in central Nigeria, a government spokesman said today, in fighting over grazing land and water, piling pressure on authorities already facing an Islamist insurgency in its northeast and rebels in the oil-rich south.

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French leftist lawmakers take EU-Canada free trade deal to court

22 Feb 2017 | 12:45 AM

PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) More than 100 French left-wing lawmakers decided today to appeal to the country's Constitutional Council to block a contentious free trade deal between the European Union and Canada.

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Iran to sign oil contract to sell Russia 100,000 bpd - state TV

22 Feb 2017 | 12:37 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) Iran announced today it will begin selling 100,000 barrels of oil a day to Russia within the next 15 days and receive payment half in cash and half in goods and services, the Iranian Students' News Agency (ISNA) reported.

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US-backed rebels enter Deir al-Zor province for first time - Kurdish military source

22 Feb 2017 | 12:32 AM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) The US-backed Syria Democratic Forces (SDF) alliance has crossed into Deir al-Zor province for the first time as part of an offensive against Islamic State, a Kurdish military source said today.

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New US environmental chief says agency can also be pro-jobs

22 Feb 2017 | 12:26 AM

By Timothy Gardner WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) The new head of the US Environmental Protection Agency, Scott Pruitt, said today in his first address to his staff that America should not have to choose between jobs and the environment, as the White House prepares executive orders to roll back Obama-era green regulations.

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Germany must do all it can to keep Greece in euro - foreign minister

22 Feb 2017 | 12:24 AM

BERLIN, Feb 21 (Reuters) Germany should do all it can to keep Greece in the euro zone, German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel said in an interview, amid renewed tensions between Athens and its international creditors over its bailout programme.

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Leftist rival to challenge Renzi as leader of Italy's ruling party

22 Feb 2017 | 12:05 AM

By Gavin Jones ROME, Feb 21 (Reuters) Michele Emiliano, the leftist president of the southern region of Puglia, said today he would challenge former Prime Minister Matteo Renzi for the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD), which faces a damaging split.

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Left split, Macron fades in tight French presidential race

22 Feb 2017 | 12:01 AM

* Fillon ahead of Macron for 1st time in weeks-one poll * Polls show Le Pen holding onto gains, rattling markets * Defection of Socialist minister would be blow to Hamon * Eyes on centrist Bayrou as deadline to enter race nears * Le Pen makes waves shunning headscarf in Lebanon By Jean-Baptiste Vey and Geert De Clercq PARIS, Feb 21 (Reuters) A senior Socialist minister said today he might back centrist Emmanuel Macron in France's presidential election, a new blow to the left's hopes that could help Macron as he battles to maintain his campaign's momentum.

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China reports more severe form of bird flu, threat to poultry - WHO

21 Feb 2017 | 11:40 PM

By Stephanie Nebehay GENEVA, Feb 21 (Reuters) China has detected an evolution in the H7N9 avian flu virus that is capable of causing severe disease in poultry and requires close monitoring, the World Health Organization (WHO) said today.

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Syria Democratic Forces enter Deir al-Zor province for first time - Kurdish military source

21 Feb 2017 | 11:39 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) The US-backed Syria Democratic Forces alliance has crossed into Deir al-Zor province for the first time, as part of a US-backed offensive against Islamic State, a Kurdish military source said today.

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Syrian jets hit Idlib towns after rebels fire at Shi'ite villages

21 Feb 2017 | 11:28 PM

BEIRUT, Feb 21 (Reuters) Syrian government warplanes carried out several air strikes against towns in mostly rebel-held Idlib today after insurgents fired on two besieged Shi'ite villages in the province, a pro-Damascus media outlet and war monitors said.

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Mattis welcomes naming of Trump's top security adviser -Pentagon

21 Feb 2017 | 11:26 PM

WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis welcomed the naming of Lieutenant General Herbert Raymond McMaster as the new national security adviser, a Pentagon spokesman said today.

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US committed to Europe alliances - Haley

21 Feb 2017 | 11:25 PM

NEW YORK, Feb 21 (Reuters) NATO is the "strongest alliance in history" and the United States is committed to its alliances in Europe, US.

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US Supreme Court divided over cross-border shooting case

21 Feb 2017 | 11:21 PM

By Lawrence Hurley WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) The US Supreme Court today appeared closely divided over whether to revive a civil rights lawsuit filed by the family of a Mexican teenager against a US Border Patrol agent who fatally shot the 15-year-old from across the border in Texas in 2010.

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Trump to leave protections for US 'dreamer' migrants

21 Feb 2017 | 11:19 PM

By Julia Edwards Ainsley WASHINGTON, Feb 21 (Reuters) US President Donald Trump's administration will leave protections in place for immigrants who entered the country illegally as children, known as "dreamers," but will consider all other illegal immigrants subject to deportation, according to guidance released today.

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Turkey strips one jailed opposition leader of MP status, other leader sentenced

21 Feb 2017 | 11:17 PM

ANKARA, Feb 21 (Reuters) Turkey's parliament today stripped one of the pro-Kurdish Peoples' Democratic Party's (HDP) two leaders of her status as a member of parliament and jailed the other, weeks ahead of a referendum on extending the president's powers.

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