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China's Xi to open Communist Party congress, likely signaling plans for next five years 8:14pm EDT

BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese President Xi Jinping on Wednesday opens a critical Communist Party congress expected to cement his authority with a closely watched address signaling how he intends to put that power to use during a second five-year term.  Full Article

 
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Canada finance minister seeks advice on conflict of interest 6:06pm EDT 

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian Finance Minister Bill Morneau asked on Tuesday to meet with the country's ethics watchdog, according to a letter released by his office, amid charges by opposition politicians that he has a conflict of interest because his personal holdings are not in a blind trust.  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 7:57pm EDT 

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Harvey Weinstein has resigned from the board of The Weinstein Company, it 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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IBM beats revenue estimates; hints at sales growth 7:25pm EDT 

(Reuters) - International Business Machines Corp's shift to newer businesses such as cloud and security services helped it beat analysts' quarterly revenue estimates, and the technology major hinted at sales growth after nearly six years of declines.  Full Article