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  • Russian billionaire under investigation in France

    NICE/MOSCOW (Reuters) - A French judge put Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation on Wednesday after his arrest linked to a French tax evasion case, the prosecutor said.

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  • Soccer: New faces out to ensure it's not same old England story

    LONDON (Reuters) - England's World Cup odysseys since triumphing for the only time on home soil in 1966 have largely ended in deep anti-climax and the odd near-miss but this sorry saga has never usually stopped a nation buying into tired hype surrounding the national team.

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  • As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year's tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.

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  • Andersson springs surprise to take Sweden to Russia

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Sweden manager Jan Andersson and his players have stunned pundits at home by overcoming some sizeable hurdles to qualify for the World Cup in Russia, beating Italy in a thrilling playoff to make it to the finals for the first time since 2006.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Soccer: Eriksen to bear weight of Denmark's World Cup hopes

    STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - Denmark's playmaker Christian Eriksen, having scored the goals that got his country to Russia including a hat-trick in a 5-1 playoff demolition of Ireland, will bear the weight of the nation's expectations at next year's World Cup.

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  • Soccer: Talented Croatia seek to emulate class of 98

    (Reuters) - Having reached the 2018 World Cup after a patchy campaign during which they sacked coach Ante Cacic, Croatia will head to the 32-team tournament in Russia hoping to emulate the Balkan nation's 1998 success when they made the semi-finals.

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  • Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

    Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the Wikileaks founder would continue enjoying political asylum in its London embassy.

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  • Three coffees a day linked to more health than harm: study

    LONDON (Reuters) - People who drink three to four cups of coffee a day are more likely to see health benefits than harm, experiencing lower risks of premature death and heart disease than those who abstain, scientists said on Wednesday.

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  • Cricket-England win toss, to bat first in first Ashes test

    BRISBANE, Nov 23 (Reuters) - England captain Joe Root won the toss and chose to bat first in the Ashes series-opening test against Australia in Brisbane on Thursday.

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  • Ecuador again tells Assange to not meddle in other countries

    Ecuador on Wednesday again urged Julian Assange to not interfere in the affairs of other countries after Spain complained about his contacts with Catalan secessionists, though the government said the Wikileaks founder would continue enjoying political asylum in its London embassy. President...

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  • Russian billionaire put under formal investigation in France

    NICE, France (Reuters) - Billionaire Russian businessman Suleiman Kerimov was put under formal investigation on Wednesday in Nice in southern France on suspicions of laundering tax fraud proceeds, Nice prosecutor Jean-Michel Pretre said.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal

    BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.

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  • Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.

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  • Five U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela: source

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, a possible complication in Venezuela's growing sweep of corruption in the oil industry.

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  • CSKA's 2-0 win ends Benfica quest to make the last 16

    MOSCOW (Reuters) - CSKA Moscow earned their first home win of the Champions League campaign with a 2-0 victory over Benfica on Wednesday that strengthens their push to reach the knockout stages while shattering the Portuguese side's chances.

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  • Rugby: Italy happy to be respected as Boks plan revenge

    MILAN (Reuters) - Italy coach Conor O'Shea will no longer have the element of surprise when his team face South Africa on Saturday, a year after they ambushed the former world champions in a huge upset -- but he knows they now have the visitors' respect.

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  • Italian magistrates investigate whether ex-Treasury official sold secrets

    ROME (Reuters) - Italian magistrates are investigating whether a Treasury official sold confidential government information to her previous employers, Ernst & Young, two judicial sources involved in the case said on Wednesday.

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  • Besieged Syrians eating trash, fainting from hunger

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash, fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days, the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesday.

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  • Soccer: Chelsea make last 16 by brushing aside 10-man Qarabag

    (Reuters) - Chelsea breezed into the last 16 of the Champions League after being helped to their 4-0 stroll over 10-man Qarabag by the award of a hotly-disputed first-half penalty and sending off in Baku on Wednesday.

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  • Besieged Syrians eating trash, fainting from hunger: U.N. survey

    GENEVA (Reuters) - Syrians in the besieged enclave of Eastern Ghouta are so short of food that they are eating trash, fainting from hunger and forcing their children to eat on alternate days, the U.N. World Food Programme said in a report on Wednesday.

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