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U.S. says Exxon under Tillerson violated Russia sanctions in 2014

WASHINGTON/HOUSTON – United States admonishes Exxon Mobil for “reckless disregard” of U.S. sanctions in dealings with Russia in 2014 when Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was global oil company’s chief executive, and fines it $2 million. (EXXON MOBIL-USA/UKRAINE (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), expect by 1830 GMT/6.30 PM ET, by Yeganeh Torbati and Ernest Scheyder, 800 words)

U.S. Attorney General Sessions brushes off Trump criticism

WASHINGTON – U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions brushes off sharp criticism from President Donald Trump over his recusal from Justice Department’s Russia investigation, saying he loves his job and plans to continue serving. (USA-TRUMP/SESSIONS (UPDATE 5, PIX, TV), moved, by Doina Chiacu and Julia Edwards Ainsley, 806 words)

U.S. Senate Republicans complain of chaos in healthcare effort

WASHINGTON – U.S. Senate Republicans, scolded by President Donald Trump for failing to overturn Obamacare, try to salvage their seven-year effort for new healthcare law, but leading senators indicate frustration over shifting goal posts. (USA-HEALTHCARE/ (UPDATE 2, PIX, TV), moved, by Susan Cornwell and Amanda Becker, 763 words)

U.S. Justice Department shuts down dark web bazaar AlphaBay

WASHINGTON – U.S. Justice Department says it shuts down dark web marketplace AlphaBay, working with international partners to knock offline site accused of allowing global trade in drugs, firearms, computer hacking tools and other illicit goods. (USA-CYBER/ (UPDATE 4, PIX), moved, by Dustin Volz, 454 words)

Millions heed anti-Maduro shutdown in Venezuela

CARACAS – Many Venezuelan streets are barricaded and deserted for strike called by foes of President Nicolas Maduro to demand elections and scrapping of plans for new congress they fear will consolidate dictatorship in OPEC country. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/ (UPDATE 5, PIX, TV), moved, by Andrew Cawthorne and Girish Gupta, 799 words)


‘No more woe is me’: Sen. McCain vows quick return to Washington

WASHINGTON/PHOENIX – U.S. Sen. John McCain promises he will return rapidly to Washington despite his newly diagnosed brain cancer, flashing fighting spirit that has defined him since he was held in captivity as U.S. Navy pilot during Vietnam War. (USA-JOHNMCCAIN/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moving shortly, by Richard Cowan and David Schwartz, 700 words)

O.J. Simpson granted October release from Nevada prison

CARSON CITY, Nev. – O.J. Simpson is granted parole and will be released from prison in October after emotional hearing that centers on botched armed robbery of his own mementos at Las Vegas hotel that landed him behind bars for nine years. (PEOPLE-SIMPSON/ (UPDATE 8, PIX, TV), expect by 2300 GMT/7 PM ET, by Steve Gorman, 500 words)

Linkin Park singer Bennington dead in apparent suicide -coroner

LOS ANGELES – Chester Bennington, lead singer of Linkin Park, is found dead of apparent suicide week before California alt-rock band was due to embark on U.S. tour. (PEOPLE-LINKIN PARK/ (UPDATE 3, PIX TV), moved, by Piya Sinha-Roy, 434 words)

Musk says he gets OK to start work on New York-Washington ‘hyperloop’

SAN FRANCISCO/WASHINGTON – Tech entrepreneur Elon Musk says he receives “verbal” approval to start building high-speed underground transport system linking New York and Washington that could cut travel time between cities to about half hour but offers no details on who green-lights project. (USA-HYPERLOOP/MUSK (UPDATE 4, PIX), moving shortly, 600 words)

Judge will not allow auction of Madonna’s personal items

NEW YORK – New York state judge says online auction of Madonna’s personal items including worn satin panties, hair brush with her hair, and break-up letter from a former boyfriend, late rapper Tupac Shakur, cannot go forward. (PEOPLE-MADONNA/ (PIX, TV), moved, by Jonathan Stempel, 406 words)


Senior Venezuela diplomat in New York breaks with Maduro government

CARACAS – Senior diplomat within Venezuela’s mission to United Nations in New York breaks with President Nicolas Maduro over human-rights abuses during anti-government protests, another crack in unpopular leftist’s administration. (VENEZUELA-POLITICS/DIPLOMAT, moved, by Alexandra Ulmer and Andreina Aponte, 270 words)

Canada, Mexico urge quick NAFTA talks to end uncertainty

WASHINGTON/OTTAWA – Top Canadian and Mexican diplomats express optimism that NAFTA deal could be reached early next year and caution that widespread uncertainty over future of three-way trade agreement slows business investment. (USA-TRADE/NAFTA-AMBASSADORS (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved, by Lesley Wroughton and David Ljunggren, 481 words)


ECB’s Draghi delays day of reckoning after market backlash

FRANKFURT – European Central Bank leaves its ultra easy monetary policy unchanged and does not even discuss clawing back stimulus, suggesting it may delay inevitable decision on tapering bond buys until latest possible moment. (ECB-POLICY/ (UPDATE 4, PIX, GRAPHICS, TV), moved, by Balazs Koranyi and Francesco Canepa, 691 words)

Few compromises at Brexit talks, minister says UK can survive without deal

BRUSSELS/LONDON – European Union and Britain offer few compromises at their first full round of Brexit talks, and pound falls on worries that British ministers are prepared to walk away without deal. (BRITAIN-EU/ (WRAPUP 4, PIX, TV), moved, by Alastair Macdonald and Andrew MacAskill, 1,018 words)

Germany steps up economic pressure on Turkey in rights row

BERLIN – Germany tells its citizens to exercise caution if traveling to Turkey and threatens measures that could hinder German investment there, in sign of growing impatience with NATO ally after detention of rights activists. (GERMANY-TURKEY/ (UPDATE 5, TV, PIX), moved, by Madeline Chambers, 792 words)

Thousands protest after Polish lawmakers approve judiciary overhaul, defying EU

WARSAW – Tens of thousands of Poles protest against new law that allows parliament to appoint Supreme Court judges, defying European Union warning that move undermines democracy and rule of law. (POLAND-POLITICS/JUDICIARY-VOTE (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Pawel Sobczak and Pawel Florkiewicz, 824 words)

+ See also:

– POLAND-POLITICS/JUDICIARY-EU (ANALYSIS), moved, by Gabriela Baczynska, 791 words


Saudi king overhauls security services following royal shakeup

DUBAI – Saudi King Salman decrees consolidation of counter-terrorism and domestic intelligence under new body, in major overhaul of security apparatus weeks after interior minister is ousted from royal succession. (SAUDI-DECREES/ (UPDATE 2), moved, by Hadeel Al Sayegh, 597 words)

Buildup in rival Syrian rebel factions threatens spread of fighting

AMMAN – Jihadist insurgents in northwestern Syria take ground from rival Turkey-backed Islamist fighters as they battle for second successive day, rebel sources say. (MIDEAST-CRISIS/SYRIA-REBELS-IDLIB (UPDATE 1, PIX), moved, by Suleiman Al-Khalidi, 786 words)


Gunmen attack elite security unit in Ivory Coast, steal weapons

ABIDJAN – Gunmen, some of them in uniform, attack base of elite security unit in Ivory Coast’s main city, Abidjan, killing officer, stealing weapons and then fighting security forces in another part of city, defense officials say. (IVORYCOAST-SECURITY/ (UPDATE 3, PIX, TV), moved, by Joe Bavier, 420 words)

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