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MIDEAST - Factors to watch - November 23
DUBAI, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Here are some factors that may affect Middle East stock markets on Thursday. Reuters has not verified the press reports and does not vouch for their accuracy.
UPDATE 2-Detained Venezuelan-U.S. Citgo executives to be tried as "traitors" -Maduro
WASHINGTON/CARACAS, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said on Wednesday that Venezuelan-American executives at refiner Citgo who were arrested in a corruption sweep this week would be tried as "corrupt, thieving traitors" despite a request by the United States to free them.
U.S. citizens among Citgo executives detained in Venezuela -source
WASHINGTON/CARACAS (Reuters) - Five of six executives of U.S.-based refiner Citgo [PDVSAC.UL]who were arrested in Caracas this week are U.S. citizens, according to a source familiar with the matter, possibly complicating Venezuela's corruption sweep of the oil industry.
As lowest-ranked team, World Cup hosts Russia hope for upset
MOSCOW (Reuters) - World Cup hosts Russia, the lowest-ranked team in next year's tournament, hope to get past the group stage for the first time in post-Soviet history but, with a tepid attack, inconsistent goalkeeping and stiff competition, the odds are slim.
Waiting for May, Brussels eyes December Brexit deal
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - When Theresa May visits Brussels on Friday, EU negotiators will be listening intently for signs the British prime minister is preparing to risk a domestic backlash and raise her offer to secure a Brexit deal in December.
UPDATE 3-Russian billionaire under investigation in France
NICE/MOSCOW, Nov 22 (Reuters) - A French judge put Russian businessman and lawmaker Suleiman Kerimov, whose interests the Kremlin has pledged to defend, under formal investigation on Wednesday after his arrest linked to a French tax evasion case, the prosecutor said.
Soccer-Panama World Cup bow owes much to old hands and Gomez magic
Nov 23 (Reuters) - If your country's national team has never qualified for the World Cup, they could do worse than appoint Hernan Dario Gomez as coach.
Soccer-Talented Croatia seek to emulate class of 98
Nov 23 (Reuters) - Having reached the 2018 World Cup after a patchy campaign during which they sacked coach Ante Cacic, Croatia will head to the 32-team tournament in Russia hoping to emulate the Balkan nation's 1998 success when they made the semi-finals.
Soccer-New faces out to ensure it's not same old England story
LONDON, Nov 23 (Reuters) - England's World Cup odysseys since triumphing for the only time on home soil in 1966 have largely ended in deep anti-climax and the odd near-miss but this sorry saga has never usually stopped a nation buying into tired hype surrounding the national team.
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