UPDATE 2-Germany disappointed by May's Brexit plan, suggests second referendum

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BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) - German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Tuesday she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and suggested Britain hold a second referendum.

May on Monday sought to break the parliamentary impasse over Britain's exit from the European Union by proposing to seek further concessions from the EU on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border.

UPDATE 1-Germany's Barley disappointed by May's Brexit plan, suggests second referendum

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BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) - German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Tuesday she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's plan to break a deadlock over Brexit and called on Britain to hold a second referendum.

May on Monday sought to break the parliamentary impasse over Britain's exit from the European Union by proposing to seek further concessions from the EU on a plan to prevent customs checks on the Irish border.

Germany's Barley disappointed by UK PM's 'Plan B' for Brexit

BERLIN, Jan 22 (Reuters) - German Justice Minister Katarina Barley said on Tuesday she was disappointed by British Prime Minister Theresa May's plans to break a deadlock over Britain's planned departure from the European Union.

"That's not the way forward," Barley told Deutschlandfunk radio.

(Reporting by Thomas Seythal; editing by Riham Alkousaa)

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Cambodian leader, in Beijing, says China pledges nearly $600 mln in aid

PHNOM PENH, Jan 22 (Reuters) - China has pledged 4 billion yuan ($588 million) in aid to Cambodia from 2019 to 2021, Prime Minister Hun Sen said on Tuesday, highlighting strong ties between Beijing and Phnom Penh amid a European Union threat of trade sanctions.

Hun Sen is on a three-day visit to China, his most important regional ally, and held bilateral talks with President Xi Jinping in Beijing in which he asked for more aid and investment in his Southeast Asian country's crucial textile industry.

GRAINS-Chicago soybean prices ease on concerns over Chinese demand

* Chicago soybeans fall for first time in four sessions * Uncertainty over Chinese demand is driving down prices (Adds comment, details) By Naveen Thukral SINGAPORE, Jan 22 (Reuters) - Chicago soybean futures lost ground on Tuesday, falling for the first time in four sessions on concerns over a lack of Chinese demand for U.S. supplies amid a trade war with Washington and as the world's No. 2 economy slows. Corn and wheat futures ticked lower. Asian shares and U.S. stock futures slipped on Tuesday as pessimism about world growth drove investors away from risky

Indonesia palm prices to rise to $600/T amid output fall - analyst

By Emily Chow

Jan 22 (Reuters) - Indonesian palm oil prices are forecast to rise to as high as $600 a tonne amid rising demand from the food and energy sector, slowing production growth and falling global palm and vegetables oil stockpiles, said industry analyst Thomas Mielke.

Benchmark palm oil prices on the Bursa Malaysia rose 1.2 percent to 2,252 ringgit ($545.87) a tonne on Tuesday, while Indonesian crude palm oil prices on a free-on-board basis were at $508 a tonne on Friday. <PALM-IDFOB-P1>

GRAINS-Soybeans rise for fourth straight session on trade optimism

SYDNEY, Jan 22 (Reuters) - U.S. soybean futures rose for a fourth consecutive session on Tuesday as hopes for a deal to ease a trade war between Washington and Beijing stoked expectations for increased demand for North American supplies. FUNDAMENTALS * The most active soybean futures on the Chicago Board Of Trade rose 0.3 percent to $9.19 a bushel by 0133 GMT, having firmed 1 percent on Friday when prices hit a high of $9.20-1/4 a bushel - the highest since Jan. 10. * The most active corn futures were down 0.1 percent

UPDATE 1-Brazil to privatize more airports, railways for grains

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By Anthony Boadle and Jake Spring

BRASILIA, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Brazil's government will announce the privatization of southern airports, including Curitiba, in the second quarter of this year, according to Adalberto Vasconcelos, head of the PPI government program tasked with luring private investment in the country's infrastructure.

New breast cancer gene tests don't faze women

By Lisa Rapaport

(Reuters Health) - Women with breast cancer who get newer genetic tests to estimate their risk of recurrence may not be any more anxious about their test results than their peers who get older tests that focus on fewer genes, a recent study suggests.

Researchers surveyed 1,063 women with early stage breast cancer who had genetic tests between 2013 and 2015, a period when testing evolved from focusing on two genes - BRCA1 and BRCA2 - to examining a dozen or more genes that play a role in breast cancer.

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