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Trump seeks a campaign reset with Detroit economic speech

DETROIT/WASHINGTON – Republican Donald Trump seeks to regain
momentum for his White House campaign by proposing sweeping tax
breaks, cuts to federal regulations and revival of stalled
Keystone XL oil pipeline project. (USA-ELECTION/ (UPDATE 6, PIX,
TV, GRAPHIC), moved, by Steve Holland and Emily Stephenson, 938
words)

+ See also:

– USA-ELECTION/REPUBLICANS-MCMULLIN (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV),
moved, by Ginger Gibson, 544 words

Power outage at Delta causes flight cancellations, delays

Delta Air Lines cancels hundreds of flights and delays many
others after outage hits its computer systems, grounding planes
and stranding passengers of one of world’s larger carriers at
airports around globe. (DELTA AIR-OUTAGES/ (UPDATE 9, PIX, TV),
moved, by Jeffrey Dastin, 650 words)

+ See also:

– DELTA AIR-OUTAGES/PASSENGERS (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved,
by Joseph Ax, 590 words

Ataturk’s revival a symbol of Turkey’s fragile post-coup
unity

ISTANBUL – After years of being gradually eclipsed as
President Tayyip Erdogan forges “new Turkey” with Islam firmly
at its heart, secular republic’s founder Mustafa Kemal Ataturk,
for now at least, makes comeback in wake of failed coup.
(TURKEY-SECURITY/ATATURK (ANALYSIS, PIX), moved, by Asli
Kandemir and Daren Butler, 1,120 words)

Suicide bomber kills at least 70 at Pakistan hospital

QUETTA, Pakistan – Suicide bomber kills at least 70 people
and wounds more than 100 in attack on mourners gathered at
hospital, according to officials in Pakistan’s southwestern
province of Baluchistan. (PAKISTAN-BLAST/ (UPDATE 10, PIX, TV),
moved, by Gul Yousafzai, 600 words)

SPECIAL REPORT

Banned from working, asylum seekers are building Japan’s
roads

WARABI, Japan – Even as authorities insist they leave,
Kurdish migrants are working without permits on government
projects. Japan’s strict immigration rules combined with
shrinking work population spawns black market in labor.
(JAPAN-KURDS/ (SPECIAL REPORT, PIX, TV, GRAPHIC), moved, by
Thomas Wilson, Mari Saito, Minami Funakoshi and Ami Miyazaki,
2,199 words)

RIO OLYMPICS

Brazilian fans boo foreign athletes in culture clash

RIO DE JANEIRO – Brazilians bring football fan’s raucous
attitude to Rio Games, wildly cheering their own athletes,
booing and mocking opponents – and creating uncomfortable
moments for Olympic athletes unaccustomed to no-holds-barred
partisanship. (OLYMPICS-RIO/ (WRAPUP 2, PIX, TV, GRAPHICS),
expect by 0200 GMT/10 PM ET, by Andrew Downie and Drazen Jorgic,
500 words)

Lower temperatures, few mosquitoes make Games Zika-free, so
far

RIO DE JANEIRO – So far, at Olympics many feared would be
Zika Games, so good. (OLYMPICS-RIO/ZIKA (PIX), moved, by Paulo
Prada, 719 words)

Sport is now taking over at Rio Games says IOC’s Bach

RIO DE JANEIRO – After frantic seven-year preparation in
which Rio Olympics organizers rush to get ready for South
America’s first Games, sport is now moving center stage with
competitors delivering world-class performances, says IOC’s
Thomas Bach. (OLYMPICS-RIO/BACH (INTERVIEW, PIX, TV), moved, by
Karolos Grohmann, 389 words)

+ See also:

– OLYMPICS-RIO/SAILING-DEMPSEY, moved, by Jeb Blount, 354
words

– OLYMPICS-RIO/ROWING-STANNING-GLOVER, moved, by Angus
MacSwan, 500 words

– OLYMPICS-RIO/TICKETS-ARRESTS (UPDATE 1), moved, by Daniel
Flynn and Karolos Grohmann, 305 words

– OLYMPICS-RIO/HIGHLIGHTS (HIGHLIGHTS), moving shortly,
1,700 words

UNITED STATES

Florida is investigating apparent new case of locally
transmitted Zika

Florida health officials are investigating new non-travel-
related case of Zika virus in Palm Beach County, but it is not
yet clear whether person contracted the virus from local
mosquitoes or from recent trip to Miami. (HEALTH-ZIKA/FLORIDA
(UPDATE 1, PIX), moved, by Julie Steenhuysen, 253 words)

Prosecution says ex-Wall Street banker lied in insider
trading trial

NEW YORK – U.S. prosecutors seek to brand former Wall Street
investment banker as liar after he takes witness stand in his
own defense to deny engaging in years-long insider trading
scheme with his father. (USA-INSIDERTRADING/ (PIX), moved, by
Nate Raymond, 414 words)

AMERICAS

Chevron wins U.S. ruling blocking $8.6 billion Ecuador
rainforest award

NEW YORK – Chevron persuades federal appeals court to block
enforcement in United States of $8.65 billion Ecuadorean
pollution judgment that it says, and which court agrees, is
obtained through bribery and fraud. (CHEVRON-ECUADOR/ (UPDATE
1), moved, by Jonathan Stempel, 414 words)

ASIA

Thailand, seeking stability, approves military constitution

BANGKOK – Democratically elected government will take power
in Thailand at earliest by December 2017, senior Thai official
says, after country endorses military-backed constitution paving
way for general election. (THAILAND-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 2, PIX,
TV, GRAPHICS), moved, by Amy Sawitta Lefevre and Panarat
Thepgumpanat, 762 words)

Japan urges China not to escalate East China Sea tension

TOKYO – Japan says it will respond firmly after Chinese
government vessels intrude into what Japan considers its
territorial waters near disputed islands in East China Sea 14
times at weekend. (JAPAN-CHINA/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by
Kaori Kaneko, 536 words)

MIDDLE EAST

Iraq’s Mosul residents feel relief, anxiety as ‘liberation’
nears

BAGHDAD – As Iraqi forces prepare to attack Islamic State in
its de facto capital of Mosul, residents inside city and others
who manage to escape express relief at prospect their home could
be liberated from extremist group’s harsh rule.
(MIDEAST-CRISIS/IRAQ-MOSUL (PIX), moved, by Ahmed Rasheed, 1,252
words)

Source: Reuters

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RPT-Germany to include yuan in FX reserves – c.banker

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(Repeats to more subscribers) HONG KONG, Jan 15 (Reuters) – Germany’s central bank has decided to include China’s currency, the yuan, in its foreign exchange reserves, Bundesbank board member Andreas Dombret said in Hong Kong […]

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Singapore files more charges against Shell oil theft suspects

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SINGAPORE (Reuters) – A Singapore court on Monday filed additional charges against nine men accused in a large-scale oil theft at Shell’s biggest refinery, the latest development in an extensive investigation in the city-state. The […]

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