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Initial NAFTA talks conclude amid signs that schedule could slip

WASHINGTON - United States, Canada and Mexico end first round of talks to revamp NAFTA trade pact vowing to keep blistering pace of negotiations that some involved in process said may be too fast to bridge deep differences. (TRADE-NAFTA/ (UPDATE 2, PIX), moving shortly, by Anthony Esposito and David Lawder, 512 words)

Britain will not exclude possible EU oversight of UK borders after Brexit

LONDON - Britain will not rule out the possibility that the European Union may retain oversight of customs controls at UK borders after it leaves the bloc, as the country seeks ways to keep unhindered access to EU markets following Brexit. (BRITAIN-EU/CUSTOMS, moved, by Tom Bergin, 700 words)

Freeport Indonesia copper mine access to resume after clashes

TIMIKA - Limited access to the giant Grasberg copper mine in eastern Indonesia is expected to resume on Monday, its operator said, after hundreds of former workers blockaded the site and clashed with police. (INDONESIA-FREEPORT/ (PIX), moved, by Sam Wanda, 408 words)

U.S. national monument review to test key land protection law

WASHINGTON - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke will recommend on Aug. 24 whether to eliminate or shrink nearly two dozen national monuments, creating the first major test for a 111-year-old law that gives presidents the power to protect swaths of public land. (USA-INTERIOR/MONUMENTS (PIX), moved, by Valerie Volcovici, 677 words)

Goldman Sachs gets approval for Saudi equities trading licence

DUBAI/RIYADH - Goldman Sachs received approval on Sunday to trade equities in Saudi Arabia, joining the growing band of western investment banks and fund managers expanding in the kingdom. (GOLDMAN SACHS-SAUDI/ (UPDATE 1), moved, by Tom Arnold and Katie Paul, 326 words)

Rosneft, partners to announce completion of India’s Essar Oil acquisition

NEW DELHI/MUMBAI - A consortium led by Russian oil major Rosneft on Monday will announce completion of a $12.9 billion deal to acquire Indian private refiner Essar Oil, strengthening ties between the world’s largest oil producer and the fastest-growing fuel consumer. (INDIA-ESSAR/ROSNEFT, moved, by Nidhi Verma and Promit Mukherjee, 293 words)

Box Office: ‘Hitman’s Bodyguard’ nabs No. 1; ‘Logan Lucky’ misfires

LOS ANGELES - Without a superhero movie or new studio sequel in play, this weekend provided an opening for two smaller films to shine. But as the weekend draws to a close, one is beaming brighter than the other. (USA-BOXOFFICE/, moved, by Seth Kelley, 483 words)

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