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EU reaches deal to cut emissions by at least 40 percent versus 1990 levels

BRUSSELS, Oct 24 - European Union leaders reached a deal early on Friday to cut greenhouse gas emissions by at least 40 percent in 2030 versus 1990 levels, European Council President Herman Van Rompuy said in a Twitter message.

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UPDATE 1-Massive gold nugget goes on sale for $400,000 in San Francisco

(Adds common weight of nugget, will be on display until Sunday)

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Canexus Corp's Alberta crude-by-rail terminal loses deal after delay

CALGARY, Alberta, Oct 23 - Terminal operator Canexus Corp said on Thursday an unnamed midstream company cancelled its contract to ship two unit trains per week from Western Canada's first dedicated crude-by-rail facility.

23 Oct 2014

Australia shares seen higher after Wall Street rally

SYDNEY, Oct 24 - Australian shares are set to open higher on Friday, tracking a surge on Wall Street spurred by strong industrial corporate earnings. Mining giant Rio Tinto will be in focus after its CEO received an open-ended job contract, ending speculation over his replacement. Qantas Airways will hold its AGM at 1100 a.m. local time (0000 GMT). * Local share price index futures notched up 17-points to 5,389.0, a 5.8-point premium to the underlying S&P/ASX 200 index cl

23 Oct 2014

UPDATE 5-EU leaders divided over costs as climate talks begin

* Poland leads objections, but is not alone (Adds diplomat comment)

23 Oct 2014
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BHP Billiton PLC 1,689.50p -0.56%
Rio Tinto PLC 3,102.00p -1.21%
Anglo American PLC 1,361.50p -0.95%

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