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LONDON (Reuters) – Champions Chelsea claimed an eighth win in their last 10 Premier League games at home to Southampton and Arsenal edged past Newcastle United as the London clubs maintained their distant pursuit of leaders Manchester City on Saturday. Marcos Alonso’s long-range free kick just before halftime earned Chelsea a 1-0 win at Stamford
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state’s third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire since the beginning of the month. The so-called Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1,000 structures, including about 750 homes,
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BUENOS AIRES (Reuters) – Argentina fired the head of its navy a month after a submarine disappeared in the South Atlantic with 44 crew members onboard, a government spokesman said on Saturday. Letting go of Navy Admiral Marcelo Eduardo Hipólito Srur was the first known disciplinary action taken by President Mauricio Macri’s administration since contact
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LOS ANGELES (Reuters) – A raging California wildfire on Saturday became the state’s third largest blaze on record, with more devastation possible from a resurgence of the harsh winds that have fueled the deadly fire’s growth. The so-called Thomas Fire has destroyed more than 1,000 structures, including about 750 homes, in coastal communities in Southern
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VIENNA (Reuters) – Austria is set to become the only western European country with a far-right party in government after the anti-immigration Freedom Party and Sebastian Kurz’s conservatives struck a coalition deal they plan to present on Saturday. Kurz, who is just 31, and Freedom Party (FPO) leader Heinz-Christian Strache announced on Friday night they
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(Reuters) – Procter & Gamble Co (PG.N) said it appointed Nelson Peltz to its board despite the activist investor narrowly losing a months-long proxy fight, the biggest ever involving a U.S. company. The company’s shares were up 1 percent in after-market trading on Friday. Immediately after its annual meeting in mid-October, P&G said it beat
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JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s ruling African National Congress (ANC) holds an election this weekend – seen as too close to call – to replace Jacob Zuma as party leader, with the winner also likely to become the next president. The ANC will announce current president Zuma’s successor as party leader on Sunday, concluding a
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(The Sports Xchange) – Highlights of National Hockey League games on Friday: Rangers 4, Kings 2 Rick Nash scored a tiebreaking goal with 3:27 left in the third period to help the New York Rangers to a 4-2 victory over the Los Angeles Kings on Friday night at Madison Square Garden. Henrik Lundqvist stopped 33
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TORONTO (Reuters) – Canadian police said they were investigating the mysterious deaths of Barry Sherman, founder of Canadian pharmaceutical firm Apotex Inc, and his wife, Honey, one of the nation’s wealthiest couples whose bodies were found in their mansion on Friday. Police said they learned of the deaths after responding to a midday (1700 GMT)
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SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) – Ride hailing company Uber was obligated to turn over to a U.S. federal judge a letter from a former employee that told of the company’s “fraud and theft” and mentioned evidence of stolen trade secrets nailed “like a scalp” to the wall, a court official said Friday. Special master, John Cooper,
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SEOUL (Reuters) – South Korea’s spy agency said North Korean hackers were behind attacks on cryptocurrency exchanges this year in which some 7.6 billion won ($6.99 million) worth of cryptocurrencies were stolen, a newspaper reported on Saturday. The cyber attacks attributed to North Korean hackers also included the leaking of personal information from 36,000 accounts
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