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Amsterdam, Paris win post-Brexit EU agencies in lucky dip thrillers

BRUSSELS (Reuters) – Amsterdam and Paris won the right to host the two EU agencies that must leave London on Brexit after a dramatic ministerial meeting in Brussels that left both result decided by drawing lots after votes were tied. Reuters: Top News

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Tax overhaul drama moves to Senate as House approves its bill

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Congressional Republicans took important steps on Thursday toward the biggest U.S. tax-code overhaul since the 1980s, with the House of Representatives approving a broad package of tax cuts, and a Senate panel advancing its own version of the legislation sought by senior lawmakers and President Donald Trump. …

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Strong earthquake hits Iraq and Iran, killing more than 300

ANKARA/BAGHDAD (Reuters) – More than 300 people were killed in Iran when a magnitude 7.3 earthquake jolted the country on Sunday, state media said, and rescuers were searching for dozens trapped under rubble in the mountainous area. At least six have died in Iraq as well. Reuters: Top News

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Qualcomm draws up plans to rebuff Broadcom’s $103 billion offer: sources

(Reuters) – U.S. chipmaker Qualcomm Inc is making preparations to reject rival Broadcom Ltd’s $ 103 billion bid as early as this week, four people familiar with the matter said on Sunday, setting the stage for one of the biggest-ever takeover battles. Reuters: Top News

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Exclusive: How Saudi Arabia turned on Lebanon’s Hariri

BEIRUT (Reuters) – From the moment Saad al-Hariri’s plane touched down in Saudi Arabia on Friday Nov. 3, he was in for a surprise. Reuters: Top News

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Asia-Pacific leaders say to fight ‘unfair trade’ in nod to Trump

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – Asia-Pacific leaders agreed on Saturday to address “unfair trade practices” and “market distorting subsidies” in a statement that bore the imprint of U.S. President Donald Trump’s efforts to reshape the global trade landscape. Reuters: Top News

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Trans-Pacific trade deal advances without United States

DANANG, Vietnam (Reuters) – Countries in the Trans Pacific Partnership (TPP) trade deal have agreed on the core elements to move ahead without the United States, officials said on Saturday, after last-minute resistance from Canada raised new doubts about its survival. Reuters: Top News

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Deficit worries complicate path for Republican tax cuts

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Unease among Republicans about a massive increase in the federal deficit could complicate passage of two tax-cut bills working their way through the U.S. Congress, endangering President Donald Trump’s top legislative priority. Reuters: Top News

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Exclusive: Rupert Murdoch twice discussed CNN with AT&T CEO – sources

(Reuters) – Rupert Murdoch telephoned AT&T Inc Chief Executive Randall Stephenson twice in the last six months and talked about cable network CNN, sources briefed on the matter told Reuters on Friday. Reuters: Top News

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Senate Republicans debut tax plan, House panel passes its version

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. Senate Republicans unveiled a tax plan on Thursday that differed from legislation in the House of Representatives on several fronts, including how they treat the corporate tax rate, the tax deduction for state and local taxes and the estate tax. Reuters: Top News