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U.S. official says not ruling out eventual direct talks with North Korea 8:05am EDT

TOKYO/UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States is not ruling out the eventual possibility of direct talks with North Korea, Deputy Secretary of State John J. Sullivan said on Tuesday, hours after Pyongyang warned nuclear war might break out at any moment.  Full Article

 
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Another round of NAFTA talks closes with little sign of agreement 4:21pm EDT 

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Trade ministers from the United States, Canada and Mexico on Tuesday wrapped up a contentious round of NAFTA negotiations dominated by aggressive U.S. demands, including a sunset clause on the pact that Canadian and Mexican officials say will be rejected.  Full Article  

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IBM reports marginal dip in quarterly revenue 4:20pm EDT 

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's quarterly revenue slipped again as weak demand in the company's technology services business outweighed growth in its strategic areas that include cloud and security services.  Full Article  

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Big drop in asylum seekers illegally crossing into Canada in September Monday, 16 Oct 2017 

TORONTO (Reuters) - The number of asylum seekers walking across the U.S. border into Canada illegally dropped by more than two-thirds in September from August, government data showed on Monday, as officials seek to dispel myths around the country's refugee system.  Full Article  

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Harvey Weinstein resigns from Weinstein Co board: source 3:59pm EDT 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, a source close to Weinstein said on Tuesday, as he faces allegations that he sexually harassed or assaulted a number of women over three decades in the film business.  Full Article  

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Exclusive: Microsoft responded quietly after detecting secret database hack in 2013 11:24am EDT 

(Reuters) - Microsoft Corp's secret internal database for tracking bugs in its own software was broken into by a highly sophisticated hacking group more than four years ago, according to five former employees, in only the second known breach of such a corporate database.  Full Article