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Hyundai Motor to boost U.S. investment as automakers respond to Trump

SEOUL (Reuters) – The Hyundai Motor Group said it plans to boost U.S. investment by 50 percent to $3.1 billion over five years and may build a new U.S. factory – the latest auto firm to announce fresh investment after threats from President-elect Donald Trump to tax imports.


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Russia turns to Libya with show of support for eastern commander

TUNIS (Reuters) – A visit to a Russian aircraft carrier by Libya’s Khalifa Haftar has given the eastern–based commander a symbolic boost while also signaling Moscow’s interest in a greater role in the region following its intervention in Syria.


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Three arrested near North Dakota pipeline protest site

(Reuters) – Three protesters were arrested on Monday for trespassing along the Dakota Access Pipeline construction site, police said, where a fierce months-long demonstration has unfolded against the building of a multibillion-dollar pipeline.


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Samsung chief faces long day as South Korean court weighs arrest warrant

SEOUL (Reuters) – The head of South Korea’s giant Samsung Group faces a long day in court on Wednesday as a judge decides whether he should be arrested for bribery in a corruption scandal that has engulfed President Park Geun-hye’s administration.


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China tightens party loyalty requirements in sensitive year

BEIJING (Reuters) – Chinese public sector managers in education and media must adhere to new rules of party loyalty and “socialist statesmanship” to keep their jobs, the latest move to limit dissent in a sensitive leadership transition year.


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Trump accepts U.S. intelligence on Russia hacking, top aide says

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – President-elect Donald Trump accepts the U.S. intelligence community’s conclusion that Russia engaged in cyber attacks affecting the U.S. presidential election and may take actions in response, his incoming chief of staff said on Sunday.


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North Korea says can test-launch ICBM at any time: official news agency

SEOUL (Reuters) – North Korea declared on Sunday it can test-launch an intercontinental ballistic missile at any time from any location set by leader Kim Jong Un, saying a hostile U.S. policy is to blame for its arms development.


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Former Iran president Rafsanjani dies of heart attack

DUBAI (Reuters) – Former Iranian president Akbar Hashemi Rafsanjani died on Sunday at the age of 82, state media reported, a big blow to moderates and reformists deprived now of their most influential supporter in the Islamic establishment.


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North Korea's missile testing 'serious threat' to U.S.: defense secretary

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – North Korea’s nuclear weapons capabilities and ballistic missile defense programs constitute a “serious threat” to the United States, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said on Sunday.


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U.S. military vows more complex training in Europe to deter Russia

BREMERHAVEN, Germany (Reuters) – The U.S. military on Sunday vowed to increase the scope and complexity of its European training exercises to deter Russian aggression, as more U.S. tanks, trucks and other equipment arrived in Germany for a big buildup on NATO’s eastern flank.


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