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  • *Graphic: Shell production in Nigeria https://tmsnrt.rs/2OB5wa0. BODO, Nigeria, Sept 23- Royal Dutch Shell wants to reweight its footprint in Nigeria to focus on oil and gas fields far offshore, away from the theft, spills, corruption and unrest that have plagued the West African country's onshore industry for decades. In fact, onshore production has risen in...

  • Following are some of the highlights of Shell's history in Nigeria:. 1936- The Royal Dutch Shell Group establishes a Nigerian venture with the precursor company of BP Plc. The first shipment of oil from Nigeria takes place in 1958.. 1979- The Shell Petroleum Development Company of Nigeria is established, incorporating assets of the older Shell-BP consortium.

  • DUBAI, Sept 23- Iranian President Hassan Rouhani accused the United States of being a "bully" that wants to create insecurity in the Islamic Republic, a day after an attack on a military parade that killed 25 people, including 12 members of the country's elite Revolutionary Guards. Speaking before leaving Tehran to attend the U.N. General Assembly in New York,...

  • GENEVA— Swiss voters on Sunday were deciding on two separate proposals aimed at protecting Swiss farmers more and ensuring that food from both domestic and foreign farmers and producers is healthier, more environmentally sound and animal-friendly. Yet polls show costs concerns, government opposition and other factors have dented public support for the...

  • LONDON— Britain's Labour Party opened its annual conference on Sunday facing a huge choice— whether to change policy and call for a new referendum that could halt the country's departure from the European Union. Ever since the U.K. voted in 2016 to leave the EU, Labour has said it will respect the result— but it wants a closer relationship with the bloc than the one...

  • BEIJING/ SHANGHAI, Sept 23- China's grain imports fell sharply in August, customs data showed on Sunday, a month after Beijing imposed hefty tariffs on shipments from the United States, one of its top suppliers. China brought in 60,000 tonnes of sorghum in August, down 78.5 percent from 259,892 tonnes a year ago, according to figures published by the General...

  • *China August scrap copper imports down 29.7 pct y/y to 220,000 tonnes- customs. *China August scrap aluminum imports down 23.4 pct y/y to 130,000 tonnes- customs. *China August waste paper imports down 46.2 pct y/y to 1.4 mln tonnes- customs.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA AUG SORGHUM IMPORTS AT 60,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA AUG BARLEY IMPORTS AT 550,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA AUG WHEAT IMPORTS AT 140,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.

  • CORRECTED- CHINA AUG CORN IMPORTS AT 330,000 TONNES- CUSTOMS.

  • SAN DIEGO— The Trump administration on Saturday proposed rules that could deny green cards to immigrants if they use Medicaid, food stamps, housing vouchers and other forms of public assistance. The Department of Homeland Security said current and past receipt of certain public benefits above thresholds would be considered "a heavily weighed negative...

  • But U.S. House and Senate leaders say they will direct the Federal Aviation Administration to set minimum dimensions for passenger seats as part of a new spending bill. The Senate supported limiting those fees. Ed Markey of Massachusetts said Saturday the provision was left out after negotiations with House lawmakers.

  • BRITISH PRIME MINISTER THERESA MAY'S AIDES HAVE BEGUN CONTINGENCY PLANNING FOR A NOVEMBER SNAP ELECTION- SUNDAY TIMES.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Comcast beat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox in the battle for Sky on Saturday after offering 30.6 billion pounds in a dramatic auction to decide the fate of the pay-television group. The U.S. cable giant bid 17.28 pounds a share for control of London- listed Sky, bettering a 15.67 pounds-a-share offer by Fox, Britain's Takeover Panel...

  • LONDON, Sept 22- Prime Minister Theresa May has vowed that Britain will "hold its nerve" in Brexit talks with the European Union, the Sunday Express reported. On Friday May had demanded new proposals and respect from EU leaders, saying after a summit in Austria that the Brexit talks had hit an impasse. "This is the moment to do what is right for Britain," the Sunday Express...

  • BREXIT: MAY SAYS "THIS IS THE MOMENT TO DO WHAT IS RIGHT FOR BRITAIN"- SUNDAY EXPRESS.

  • Congress faces a Sept. 30 deadline to keep FAA programs running. In July, the FAA rejected the idea of setting minimum standards for airlines seats and legroom as a safety measure. But Congress appears determined to require the FAA to do so.

  • *SKY CEO JEREMY DARROCH SAYS: "THIS IS THE BEGINNING OF THE NEXT EXCITING CHAPTER FOR SKY" Further company coverage:.

  • LONDON, Sept 22- The independent directors of Sky backed Comcast's offer for the pay-TV group on Saturday after a rare auction that saw the U.S. cable company defeat Rupert Murdoch's Twenty-First Century Fox. "We consider the Comcast offer to be an excellent outcome for Sky shareholders, and we are recommending it as it represents materially superior value," said...