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Late delay as Pacific trade talks near landmark deal

Japanese Economy Minister Akira Amari speaks to media during a break in the Trans-Pacific Partnership talks in AtlantaU.S. officials, who are hosting the meeting, delayed a planned joint news conference until early Monday. On Saturday, Amari had said the next 24 hours would be a make-or-break period for the talks. After five years of negotiations, many officials had described this round as the best chance for an agreement, so failure to strike a deal in Atlanta would plunge the future of the talks into uncertainty.

Debris appears to belong to cargo ship missing in Bahamas

Clare Reigard of Georgetown, South Carolina, abandons her car after it stalled on Duke Street due to heavy rains in GeorgetownBy David Adams MIAMI (Reuters) - Search-and-rescue teams on Sunday located debris appearing to belong to the cargo ship El Faro, which went missing in the eye of Hurricane Joaquin with 33 mostly American crew members aboard, the U.S. Coast Guard and the ship's owner said. There was no sighting of the El Faro or any lifeboats, Tim Nolan, president of ship's owner Tote Maritime Puerto Rico, said in a statement. With no word on the fate of the crew, relatives gathered at a seafarers' union hall in Jacksonville, Florida where they were briefed by the Coast Guard and the ship owners.

Rolls-Royce to cut 400 marine division jobs: FT

Warren East speaks during a Samsung Electronics keynote address at the CES in Las VegasChief Executive Warren East's aim with the marine restructuring will be to strip out management layers and rebase costs in a business that relies on an energy industry now hit by low global oil prices, the FT said. The job cuts are part of a long-term plan to shift the marine operations' manufacturing away from high-cost Scandinavian countries towards Asia, while retaining research and systems integration in northern Europe, FT said. Rolls Royce spokesman Richard Wray declined to comment.

Medical charity MSF demands independent probe into strike on Afghan hospital

Afghan guards stand at the gate of MSF hospital after an air strike in the city of KunduzBy Mirwais Harooni and Andrew MacAskill KABUL (Reuters) - Medical aid group Medecins Sans Frontieres (MSF) on Sunday demanded an independent international inquiry into a suspected U.S. air strike that killed 22 people in an Afghan hospital it runs, branding the attack a "war crime". U.S. Defense Secretary Ash Carter promised a full investigation into whether the American military was connected to the destruction of the hospital, but cautioned it would take time to gather information. "We do know that American air assets ... were engaged in the Kunduz vicinity, and we do know that the structures that - you see in the news - were destroyed," Carter told reporters traveling with him shortly before landing in Spain on Sunday.

France to consider phasing out diesel tax breaks: minister

Minister for Ecology, Sustainable Development and Energy Segolene Royal leaves at the end of the weekly cabinet meeting at the Elysee Palace in ParisFrance is considering raising taxes on diesel over the next five years to end an advantage over gasoline and encourage drivers to choose cleaner cars, Environment Minister Segolene Royal said. Diesel's image has been tarnished by health warnings and in the past month by revelations that Volkswagen cheated on emissions tests in the United States, putting countries like France that have promoted diesel cars in recent decades in an awkward position. Royal, who is also responsible for transport, has in recent weeks rejected calls to ban diesel or end its tax breaks, but on Sunday backed the idea of phasing out the fuel's tax advantage.

Chaffetz challenge deepens House Republicans' disarray

Chairman of House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Chaffetz question Planned Parenthood president Richards in WashingtonBy Emily Stephenson WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Jason Chaffetz, a rising star among congressional Republicans, on Sunday declared a bid to become speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives, complicating further an internal party struggle to replace John Boehner when he steps down. In a challenge to Boehner's closest lieutenant and presumed successor Kevin McCarthy, Chaffetz said many Republican lawmakers want a more thorough change in House leadership.

Pacific trade talks near deal after reported pharma breakthrough

Australia's Trade Minister Andrew Robb attends the meetings for the TPP in LahainaBy Krista Hughes ATLANTA (Reuters) - A dozen Pacific nations were close to a deal on a sweeping free trade pact on Sunday in Atlanta after a breakthrough over how long a monopoly pharmaceutical companies should be given on new biotech drugs. The issue has pitted the United States, which has argued for longer protections, against Australia and five other delegations who say such measures would strain national healthcare budgets and keep life-saving medicines from patients who cannot afford them. Australia was happy with a compromise that would preserve its existing five-year protection period coupled with a buffer of extra time, a source close to the negotiations said.

Speaking Freely of Guns

Speaking Freely of GunsI am about to speak freely of guns, because I can. When I do, many of you will no doubt be inclined to mutter "amen," quietly to yourselves. Others of you will no doubt feel compelled to throw up all over me, as you have done under similar circumstances before. I expect to hear preferentially from the latter group, because they seem perennially...

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