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Erdogan: Turkey is ready to take over Syria's Manbij
* Some lawmakers want more control over Brexit process
* Parliament rejected PM May's deal with EU
* May to return to parliament on Monday to set out plans
* Britain due to leave EU on March 29
* Opposition Labour says focus on two options (Adds end of cabinet discussion)
By Elizabeth Piper
LONDON, Jan 20 (Reuters) - Parliament cannot be allowed to hijack Brexit, Trade Minister Liam Fox said on Sunday, in a warning to lawmakers who want to take more control over Britain's departure from the European Union.
BEIJING, Jan 20 (Reuters) - China's agriculture ministry on Sunday reported a new African swine fever outbreak in the northwestern region of Ningxia.
The outbreak occurred on a farm with 57 live pigs in Yongning county, infecting pigs and killing 13, the Ministry of Agriculture and Rural Affairs said in a statement. (Reporting by Philip Wen; editing by John Stonestreet)
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Bomb in Syria's Afrin kills three: witnesses
MOSCOW, Jan 19 (Reuters) - Russia's state agriculture watchdog is considering plans to strengthen controls on grain exports, Russian news agencies reported on Saturday.
There has been speculation that the world's largest wheat exporter could limit grain exports later in the 2018/19 season which started on July 1, to keep a lid on domestic prices.
Proposals include issuing export licenses for some markets, which should see state-controlled entities such as United Grain Company play a bigger role, Rosselkhoznadzor head Sergei Dankvert was quoted by Interfax and RIA as saying.
By David Lawder
WASHINGTON, Jan 18 (Reuters) - The trade deal that U.S. negotiators are seeking with China may have more in common with a sanctions-monitoring regime than a traditional trade pact.
The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump is pushing China to agree to regular reviews of its compliance as a condition of any trade deal between the world's two biggest economies, according to people familiar with the talks.
By Tom Polansek CHICAGO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Hopes for progress in talks to resolve the U.S.-China trade war lifted Chicago Mercantile Exchange lean hog futures on Friday, traders said. Wall Street and commodities advanced after Bloomberg, citing people familiar with the matter, reported that China offered to go on a six-year buying spree to ramp up imports from the United States in order to reconfigure the relation between the world's two biggest economies. Beijing imposed duties on imports of U.S. pork, soy and
* Investors warm to report of progress in U.S.-China talks
* Sentiment tempered by lack of new Chinese buying
* Profit-taking clips gains in wheat (Adds closing prices, weekly trends)
By Karl Plume
CHICAGO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - U.S. corn and soybean futures rose for a third straight session on Friday in a broad commodities and equities market rally sparked by renewed optimism about U.S.-China trade talks.
SAO PAULO, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazil's agribusiness exports hit a record high of $101.7 billion dollars in 2018, up 5.9 percent from 2017, thanks to Chinese appetite for products like soy, the Agriculture Ministry said on Friday.
The previous annual record occurred in 2013, when the country exported $99.9 billion dollars. Brazil is the largest global exporter of items such as sugar, coffee, orange juice and soy.
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By Jake Spring and Anthony Boadle
BRASÍLIA, Jan 18 (Reuters) - Brazil is moving toward a self-monitoring system for food processors, Agriculture Minister Tereza Cristina Dias said on Friday, including meatpackers still recovering from an inspection scandal that hurt trade with key markets.
Dias said in an interview that the South American nation's new business-friendly government plans to send draft legislation on self-monitoring to Congress in the first half of this year.