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January 10, 2019 8:58 PM PG&E restores gas service to Paradise customers affected by wildfire

(Reuters) - PG&E Corp, the electricity provider in the northern California region ravaged by a deadly wildfire, on Thursday said it has restored natural gas services to nearly all Paradise customers who were able to receive it. PG&E said here its crew has completed repairing, testing and restoring of gas mains in the mountain town of Paradise which was wiped 122

January 10, 2019 8:20 PM Soccer: U.S. women's league increases roster size, player pay

(Reuters) - The top U.S. women’s professional soccer league will let teams add more players to their rosters and raise their minimum and maximum pay for the 2019 season as part of rule changes it announced on Thursday. Senior rosters in the National Women’s Soccer League (NWSL) will expand to 20-22 players, from 18-20 players in 2018. The NWSL is also adding 129

January 10, 2019 7:31 PM Germany's Merkel says expects Greece to return to markets

ATHENS (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Thursday she expected Greece would be able to return to financial markets after it emerged from a multi-billion euro bailout program last year. “Yes of course, my visit, all my work, has this as its purpose, that Greece can stand on its own feet, and get financing from the markets,” Merkel told journalists 119

January 10, 2019 2:23 PM Anti-doping officials start work on copying lab data from Russia: RIA

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Officials from the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) have begun working with Russian experts on the process of obtaining data from Moscow’s former anti-doping laboratory, Pavel Kolobkov, Russia’s sports minister, said on Thursday, RIA reported. Russia had been due to hand over the data to WADA by the end of 2018 in order for RUSADA 124

January 10, 2019 12:20 PM Hungary PM: no compromise possible with Germany on migration

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban said on Thursday no compromise was possible with Germany over migration despite what he called “constant pressure” from Berlin on his government to take in immigrants. “German politics does not respect Hungarians’ decision not to become an immigrant nation,” Orban told a news conference. “I sense 119

January 10, 2019 12:19 PM Exclusive: Glencore loses exclusive marketing rights to two Libyan crude grades

LONDON (Reuters) - Trading and mining giant Glencore (GLEN.L) has lost its exclusive marketing rights for two of Libya’s main crude oil export grades after holding those rights since the end of 2015, trading sources with direct knowledge said. China’s Unipec has been allocated three cargoes of that crude in January, according to one of the sources 160

January 10, 2019 11:53 AM Pompeo seeks to reassure Washington's allies despite Syria exit

CAIRO (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Thursday sought to reassure allies that the United States remains committed to the Middle East despite President Donald Trump’s plans to withdraw forces from Syria. Pompeo, who flew to Egypt late on Wednesday on the third stop in a regional tour, was due to deliver a speech in Cairo outlining Washington’s 125

January 10, 2019 11:51 AM Hungary PM Orban: I must fight French President Macron on immigration

BUDAPEST (Reuters) - Hungarian Prime Minister Viktor Orban on Thursday said he considers French President Emmanuel Macron the leader of Europe’s “pro-immigration forces”, and therefore he had a duty to oppose him. “There is no denying that Emmanuel Macron is an important figure, moreover, the leader of the pro-immigration forces,” Orban told a press 120

January 10, 2019 11:05 AM Zimbabwe doctors end strike without deal as unions meet government

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean doctors on Thursday ended a 40-day strike for better pay and conditions that crippled public hospitals without a deal on salary increases, their union said, but warned that members may not report for work daily due to acute fuel shortages. The announcement by the Zimbabwe Hospital Doctors Association (ZHDA) came just hours 128

January 10, 2019 7:49 AM Amazon to invest in French firm's technology for self-driving forklifts

(Reuters) - Amazon (AMZN.O) could build a stake of almost a third in warehouse robotics firm Balyo (BALYO.PA) in the next seven years, as part of a deal that could boost sales of the French company’s technology for self-driving forklift trucks. Warehouse automation is a key element in efforts by Amazon to cut costs and speed up deliveries. The world’s 179