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  • UK PM MAY TOLD CABINET ON CONFERENCE CALL THE PLAN IS TO GET SOMETHING TORIES, DUP WILL SUPPORT BY CHANGING, REMOVING BACKSTOP- TIMES POLITICAL EDITOR.

  • TLAHUELILPAN, Mexico, Jan 20- A blast at a gasoline pipeline in Mexico that killed at least 79 people has put renewed attention on the government's strategy to stop fuel theft, with some relatives saying fuel shortages stemming from the plan led victims to risk their lives. Fuel thieves punctured the Tula- Tuxpan pipeline a few miles from one of Mexico's main...

  • WASHINGTON, Jan 20- President Donald Trump said on Sunday his proposed immigration deal to end a 30- day partial government shutdown would not lead to amnesty for "Dreamers," but appeared to signal support for amnesty as part of a broader immigration agreement. In a morning Twitter storm, Trump also said he would not seek the removal of millions of illegal aliens...

  • MUNICH, Jan 20- Facebook has launched German initiatives to defend election integrity and examine the ethics of artificial intelligence, its operations chief said on Sunday, seeking to convince sceptics it is serious about privacy and democracy. The world's largest social network had a tough 2018 as it was buffeted by revelations that UK consultancy...

  • Ghosn, charged with three counts of financial misconduct, has been detained in Tokyo since his arrest on Nov. 19. Calls seeking comment from Ghosn's Tokyo- based lawyers went unanswered. All seven members attended the first meeting in Tokyo, including Jean-Baptiste Duzan, an external director based in France.

  • MUNICH, Jan 20- ProSiebenSat.1 Media believes that price increases by U.S. streaming giant Netflix could ease competitive pressures on the German group's core TV business and is bullish on growth at its e-commerce arm, CEO Max Conze said. Conze took the helm at the Munich- based broadcaster last June but has had a rough welcome from investors who have sent its...

  • TOKYO, Jan 20- A special committee set up by Nissan Motor Co to examine the root cause of alleged financial misconduct by ousted chairman Carlos Ghosn on Sunday said it appeared that the Japanese carmaker suffered from poor governance procedures, including director compensation. Ghosn has been charged with three counts of financial misconduct and has been...

  • NISSAN SPECIAL INVESTIGATION COMMITTEE PLANS TO MEET 3-4 TIMES, COMPLETE RECOMMENDATIONS BY END-MARCH.

  • SPECIAL COMMITTEE CO-CHAIR NISHIOKA SAYS HE PERSONALLY BELIEVES THERE WERE ETHICAL ISSUES AMONG SOME NISSAN OFFICIALS.

  • *EU moving closer to aggressive U.S. policy to isolate Iran. The French, British, German, Danish, Dutch, and Belgian diplomats in the Iranian foreign ministry room had incensed the officials with a message that Europe could no longer tolerate ballistic missile tests in Iran and assassination plots on European soil, according to four EU diplomats.

  • The Weather Service issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • The Weather Service has issued winter storm warnings or advisories for a swath of the eastern United States that is home to 100 million people, said meteorologist Rich Otto of the U.S. The storm system, which was moving from west to east and was strengthened by arctic air from Canada, hit many parts of the Midwest on Friday, according to the National Weather Service.

  • Paris relatively calm, some scuffles near Invalides. PARIS, Jan 19- Clashes broke out throughout France on Saturday, as an estimated 84,000 "yellow vests" demonstrators took to the streets in a 10th consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. The demonstrations passed off relatively peacefully in Paris where 7,000 turned...

  • SAO PAULO, Jan 19- General Motors Co has warned employees in Brazil that new investments there depend on a painful plan to return to profit in the country, according to a memo seen by Reuters on Saturday. In a message posted at Brazilian plants, GM's top executive in Brazil and Argentina, Carlos Zarlenga, said after running up a heavy loss over the past three years the...

  • TRUMP SAYS A DEAL "COULD VERY WELL HAPPEN" WITH CHINA.

  • TOTALAN, Spain, Jan 19- Rescuers in southern Spain began drilling on Saturday in hopes of rescuing a two-year-old boy trapped in a deep well for six days. Were not bothered by the hours, the tiredness or the lack of sleep, " Angel Vidal, the lead engineer overseeing the rescue, said on Saturday. Drilling of the first of two tunnels that will be made to reach the boy began at...

  • KOLKATA, India, Jan 19- India's main opposition parties joined forces against Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday at a rally which attracted hundreds of thousands of people months ahead of elections. The 23 regional groups said they forged a common front to stop Modi's Hindu nationalist Bharatiya Janata Party, which beat the main opposition Congress and...

  • BEIRUT, Jan 19- Qatar's emir will visit Beirut on Sunday for an Arab economic summit which has been marred by regional rifts and internal Lebanese disputes even before it began. Rifts among Arab states over Syria and its ally Iran, on top of divisions inside Lebanon, have overshadowed the summit, with several leaders pulling out. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab...

  • PARIS, Jan 19- "Yellow Vest" demonstrators gathered in the French capital on Saturday for their tenth consecutive weekend of protests against President Emmanuel Macron's government. December's protests brought some of the worst violence seen in decades in Paris, as rioters burned cars and damaged shops and businesses. Protests so far this month have not had...

  • DUBLIN, Jan 19- Britain could remove most obstacles blocking a Brexit deal if it rolls back on a promise of leaving the European Union's customs union, the bloc's Agriculture Commissioner said. Britain's last-minute scramble to shape an EU exit after the deal Prime Minister Theresa May agreed with the bloc was crushed in a parliamentary vote has stalled in a...