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UPDATE 3-Spain's Podemos party rejects Sanchez's plan for cabinet
MADRID, July 18 (Reuters) - Spanish Socialist leader Pedro Sanchez's hopes of staying on as prime minister suffered a setback on Thursday when supporters of the far-left Podemos voted to back him only if the party gets key roles in his future cabinet.
UPDATE 3-Trump equivocates on whether U.S. gov't is mulling Turkey sanctions
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump was unclear on Thursday over whether his administration was looking at imposing sanctions on Turkey following its purchase of Russian air defense systems, sparking confusion at a tense time for relations between the two nations.
UPDATE 1-U.N.'s Bachelet says Congresswomen opposing Trump are "fantastic"
GENEVA, July 18 (Reuters) - Four progressive Democratic members of Congress vilified by U.S. President Donald Trump are "fantastic," U.N. human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said on Thursday.
Can F1 team mates be real mates? Why not, say McLaren drivers
LONDON (Reuters) - Can team mates be good mates in Formula One? McLaren rookie Lando Norris and Spaniard Carlos Sainz see no reason why not -- even if others have their doubts about how long that will last once the stakes are raised.
UPDATE 1-New York awards offshore wind contracts as governor signs climate bill
July 18 (Reuters) - New York on Thursday awarded two major offshore wind contracts to Norway's Equinor and a joint venture between Denmark's Orsted and U.S. utility Eversource, procuring more of the renewable power than it had planned as part of Governor Andrew Cuomo's ambitious plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions.
Ecuador begins large-scale mining at Mirador copper project
TUNDAYME, Ecuador, July 18 (Reuters) - Copper output began at the Chinese-owned Mirador mining project in southern Ecuador on Thursday, a milestone in market-friendly President Lenin Moreno's effort to boost the mining sector and wean the OPEC nation's economy off its dependence on oil.
UPDATE 10-Oil falls about 2.5% as U.S. Gulf production returns
NEW YORK, July 18 (Reuters) - Oil fell about 2.5% a barrel on Thursday, weighed down by weakness in U.S. equities markets and an expectation that crude output would rise in the Gulf of Mexico following last week's hurricane in the region.
Iran grain ships stuck in Brazil without fuel due to U.S. sanctions
SAO PAULO/RIO DE JANEIRO (Reuters) - Two Iranian vessels have been stranded for weeks at Brazilian ports, unable to head back to Iran due to lack of fuel, which state-run oil firm Petrobras refuses to sell them due to sanctions imposed by the United States.
Zimbabwe state workers accept pay deal, avert strike
HARARE, July 18 (Reuters) - Zimbabweâs public sector workers said on Thursday they had accepted a government pay offer, averting a potentially damaging strike in a country facing its worst economic crisis in a decade.
UPDATE 1-U.S. places sanctions on international network involved in Iran nuclear program
WASHINGTON, July 18 (Reuters) - The United States imposed sanctions on Thursday on five people and an international network of companies the U.S. Treasury said are involved in the procurement of materials for Iran's nuclear program.
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