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UPDATE 1-Brazil’s Vale says to slash debt to $10 bln by 2019

(Adds debt goal timeframe, dividend advice) By Maytaal Angel and Eric Onstad LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) – Brazilian miner Vale will likely reduce its $21 billion debt load to $10 billion by 2019, and will dedicate cash flow from then on to paying out dividends, the chief financial officer of the world’s top iron ore producer said on Friday. “The message is very clear here, which is that beyond the achievement of the $10 billion target we’re going to distribute everything as dividends,” Luciano Siani Pires said at an investorRead More

Trump warns of government shutdown threat ahead of meeting with lawmakers

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump on Wednesday again raised the possibility of a U.S. government shutdown by week’s end – blaming Democrats for that possible outcome – one day before he is due to host Republican and Democratic congressional leaders for talks on a spending bill. Trump’s warning came as some of the most conservative members of the House of Representatives pushed for increases in military spending along with either a freeze or reduction in domestic programs. Their bid is likely to be rejected by Democrats, who make upRead More

CBS, Dish agree carriage terms; blackout ends

(Reuters) – CBS Corp (CBS.N) and Dish Network Corp (DISH.O) resolved a dispute over the fees the satellite TV provider pays to the broadcaster, ending a three-day blackout that affected customers across 26 states. FILE PHOTO: The CBS “eye” and logo are seen outside the CBS Broadcast Center on West 57th St. in Manhattan, New York, U.S., April 29, 2016. REUTERS/Brendan McDermid/File Photo CBS said late Thursday it reached a multi-year agreement with Dish for carrying its local stations as well as three cable channels. Financial terms of the dealRead More

Trump defends Senate candidate Moore despite misconduct allegations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President Donald Trump defended embattled U.S. Senate candidate Roy Moore on Tuesday, saying the Alabama Republican had denied allegations of sexual misconduct and emphasizing that he did not want Moore’s Democratic opponent to win. Trump previously said that Moore should step aside if the allegations were true. Speaking to reporters at the White House before leaving Washington for Florida, Trump left open the possibility of campaigning for Moore, saying he would make an announcement on that next week. The president also ripped into Moore’s opponent, Democrat DougRead More

Russia’s RT America registers as ‘foreign agent’ in U.S.

MOSCOW/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The Kremlin-backed television station RT America registered Monday with the U.S. Department of Justice as a “foreign agent” in the United States, the outlet’s editor in chief said and the Department of Justice confirmed later in the day. Margarita Simonyan, editor-in-chief of Russian broadcaster RT, meets with journalists, with the Cathedral of Christ the Saviour seen in the background, in Moscow, Russia, October 17, 2016. REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov U.S. intelligence agencies said in a report in January that the television station, which broadcasts on cable in the UnitedRead More

Climate activists stage protest at German coal-fired plant – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

Environmental activists protested at a German coal-fired power plant on Friday — the same day that Italy became the latest country to announce a deadline for ending its use of the heavily polluting fossil fuel. Protesters projected images of Pacific islanders threatened by climate change onto the cooling tower of the lignite-fuelled power station in Neurath, in western Germany, along with the words “coal destroys our future.” The visual display, organized by representatives of Pacific island nations and the environmental group Greenpeace, took place as diplomats from around the worldRead More

Senate confirms top EPA air quality official despite concerns

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The U.S. Senate voted on Thursday 49-47 to confirm a top air quality official at the Environmental Protection Agency, despite concerns raised by lawmakers over his industry ties. William Wehrum, who had represented industry clients at law and lobbying firm Hunton & Williams, will serve as the EPA’s assistant administrator for Air and Radiation, its top position for overseeing key air quality regulations. Wehrum is now only the second high-level official after EPA Administrator Scott Pruitt to be confirmed by Senate. Reporting by Valerie Volcovici; Editing byRead More

BRIEF-Journey Energy reports qtrly loss per share of $‍0.12​

Nov 6 (Reuters) – Journey Energy Inc * Reports its third quarter 2017 financial results * Qtrly ‍production of 10,088 boe/d, a 23% increase from q3 of 2016​ * Qtrly loss per share $‍0.12​ * ‍Is currently projecting to have average production of approximately 10,000 boe/d for 2017​ * Qtrly ‍funds flow from operations per diluted share $0.09​ * Expects 2017 ‍annual projected funds flow to be in range of $30-$32 million​ * Sees fy 2017 ‍funds flow per basic share (weighted average shares) $0.61 – $0.65​ * ‍preliminary 2018Read More

Ivanka Trump says sexual harassment can ‘never be tolerated’ Video – Sharing #ABC #News Feed

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Uzbek man planned deadly New York truck attack for weeks: police

NEW YORK (Reuters) – An Uzbek immigrant suspected of killing eight people in New York City followed plans laid out by the militant Islamic State group and planned the attack weeks in advance, U.S. investigators said on Wednesday. Police said they had interviewed Sayfullo Saipov, 29, who was shot and arrested by police moments after the rampage in lower Manhattan on Tuesday, in which a rental truck was driven down a riverfront bike path. “It appears that Mr. Saipov had been planning this for a number of weeks,” New YorkRead More