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Movie producer Weinstein appears in court to answer rape, sex abuse charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police on Friday on charges of rape and sex abuse and was taken to court in handcuffs, months after he was toppled from Hollywood‘s highest ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

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On again? Trump says still chance of June 12 North Korea summit

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Friday said it was possible a planned summit with North Korea‘s leader Kim Jong Un could still take place on June 12 as originally planned, just a day after he canceled the meeting citing Pyongyang‘s "tremendous anger and open hostility."

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Fiat Chrysler recalls 4.8 million U.S. vehicles for cruise control defect

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Fiat Chrysler Automobiles NV said on Friday it is recalling 4.8 million U.S. vehicles over a defect that could prevent drivers from deactivating cruise control and warned owners not to use the function until they get software upgrades.

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Aperitif, anyone? Spirits firms chase cocktail for growth

MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - Drinks companies are converging on an unusual cocktail recipe: less alcohol.

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Tesla settles class action lawsuit over ‘dangerous‘ Autopilot system

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Tesla on Thursday reached an agreement to settle a class action lawsuit with buyers of its Model S and Model X cars who alleged that the company‘s assisted-driving Autopilot system was "essentially unusable and demonstrably dangerous."

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Movie producer Weinstein taken to court on rape, sex abuse charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police on Friday on charges of rape and sex abuse and was taken to court in handcuffs, months after he was toppled from Hollywood‘s highest ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

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Movie producer Weinstein charged with rape, sex abuse

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein surrendered to New York City police on Friday on charges of rape and sex abuse, months after he was toppled from Hollywood‘s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

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EU may not enforce its rules on Italy, but financial markets will

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - EU officials will probably not do much to enforce their borrowing rules on Italy‘s new government, but they are hoping they won‘t have to because financial markets will do the job for them.

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Maduro‘s tweeters, activists cash in on Venezuela election win

CARACAS (Reuters) - Tweeted support for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro‘s re-election? There could be a reward of 350,000 bolivars for you.

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OPEC, Russia prepared to raise oil output under U.S. pressure

ST PETERSBURG/DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Russia are discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil production by some 1 million barrels a day, sources said, while OPEC‘s chief said a complaint from U.S. President Donald Trump over high prices had triggered the idea of upping output.

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Movie producer Weinstein surrenders on sex assault charges

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Film producer Harvey Weinstein on Friday surrendered to authorities at a New York City police station on sex crime charges, months after he was toppled from Hollywood‘s most powerful ranks by scores of women accusing him of misconduct.

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Exclusive: China Inc tightens reins on debt, raises specter of slowdown

SHANGHAI/BENGALURU (Reuters) - Debt growth for Chinese companies has slowed to the lowest rate in more than a decade, according to Reuters analysis, which could provide relief for policymakers worried about the fallout from years of loose lending practices across the economy.

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Meghan Markle makes gold sales sparkle

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Meghan Markle effect has spread to yellow gold jewelry, helping boost United States sales in the first quarter of 2018 with further gains expected, jewelers said.

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Tax-dodge strategists probe loopholes in new U.S. law, IRS wary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Tax experts for global corporations are hot on the trail of loopholes in the sweeping tax law approved in December by President Donald Trump and Republicans in the U.S. Congress.

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Exclusive: Blacklisted fan bypasses Russia‘s World Cup security system

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A soccer fan blacklisted by Russian authorities for bad behavior was granted a document allowing him to attend World Cup matches, while several other fans have skirted a stadium ban, Reuters has found.

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Telling truth to power still no easy task for Malaysia‘s revved up media

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - In the first hours after the biggest political upset in Malaysia‘s history, the chief editor of news site Malaysiakini gathered his team in their cramped newsroom in a shabby industrial estate on the outskirts of Kuala Lumpur.

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New privacy law forces some U.S. media offline in Europe

LONDON (Reuters) - Major U.S.-media outlets including the LA Times and Chicago Tribune were forced to shutter their websites in parts of Europe on Friday following the roll out of stringent new privacy regulations by the European Union.

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Exclusive: OPEC, Russia discuss raising oil output by about one million bpd: sources

DUBAI/MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Russia are discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil output by around 1 million barrels per day (bpd), easing 17 months of strict supply curbs amid concerns that a price rally has gone too far, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Exclusive: OPEC, Russia discuss raising oil output by about 1 million barrels per day - sources

DUBAI/MOSCOW/LONDON (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia and Russia are discussing raising OPEC and non-OPEC oil output by around 1 million barrels per day (bpd), easing 17 months of strict supply curbs amid concerns that a price rally has gone too far, sources familiar with the matter said.

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Netherlands, Australia hold Russia responsible in MH17 downing: Dutch cabinet

THE HAGUE (Reuters) - The Netherlands said on Friday it held the Russian state responsible for what it called its role in the downing of Malaysia Airlines flight 17 in July 2014 that killed all 298 aboard.

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Collapse of Trump-Kim summit threatens to deepen U.S.-China rift

BEIJING (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump‘s cancellation of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatens further strain on U.S.-China ties amid a trade dispute that had been intertwined with Beijing‘s pressure on isolated Pyongyang.

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North Korea says it‘s still open to talks after Trump cancels summit

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea said on Friday it was still open to talks with the United States after President Donald Trump called off a summit with leader Kim Jong Un, saying it hoped the "Trump formula" could resolve the standoff over its nuclear weapons program.

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Perplexed and disappointed: South Korea‘s Moon regroups after mediation failure

SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump‘s decision to cancel next month‘s summit with North Korea‘s Kim Jong Un came as shock to South Korean officials, who only days ago were publicly predicting a "99.9 percent" chance the meeting would proceed as scheduled.

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Two men set off bomb in restaurant in Canada; 15 wounded

TORONTO (Reuters) - Two unidentified men walked into a restaurant on Thursday in the Canadian city of Mississauga and set off a bomb, wounding more than a dozen people, and then fleeing, local police said.

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