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BRIEF-KBR JV Wins Two Feed Contracts From Azerbaijan International Oil Co

* KBR JOINT VENTURE WINS TWO FEED CONTRACTS FROM AZERBAIJAN INTERNATIONAL OIL COMPANY FOR AZERI CENTRAL EAST PROJECT

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BRIEF-Philip Morris International Says It Has Decided To Request Voluntary Delisting Of Its Shares From Euronext Paris.​

* SAYS IT HAS DECIDED TO REQUEST VOLUNTARY DELISTING OF ITS SHARES FROM EURONEXT PARIS.​

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BRIEF-National Express Sees Small Tax Credit In 2017 from U.S. Tax Reform

* ANTICIPATED REDUCTION IN GROUP'S EFFECTIVE TAX RATE (ETR) FROM 1ST JANUARY 2018 DUE TO IMPACT OF US TAX CUTS AND JOBS ACT​

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BRIEF-Canadian National, Police Union In Canada Reach Tentative Agreement On New Labour Contract

* CN, POLICE UNION IN CANADA REACH TENTATIVE AGREEMENT ON NEW LABOUR CONTRACT

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Trump's first year on the international stage

Highs and lows from President Trump's first year of interactions with foreign leaders.

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MOVES-COFCO International hires ex-ADM manager to head new Asia zone

PARIS, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Chinese agricultural trader COFCO International has hired former Archer Daniels Midland Co manager Frederik Groth as head of the Asia-Pacific (APAC) region excluding China.

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BRIEF-‍Telix Pharmaceuticals establishes Japanese subsidiary

* ‍TELIX PHARMACEUTICALS ESTABLISHES JAPANESE SUBSIDIARY, APPOINTS KEY EXECUTIVES​

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A DACA Question: Should Judges Use Local Cases to Halt National Orders?

When a federal judge in California ordered a stop to a key plank of President Trump’s immigration agenda, he revived a debate over the impartiality of the judiciary.

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Peace efforts can only resume under international mediation: Abbas

RAMALLAH, West Bank (Reuters) - Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas said on Sunday he would only accept a broad, internationally-backed panel to broker any peace talks with Israel, but did not rule out a U.S. role in such a panel.

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Dual national arrested in Iran during unrest: judiciary

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities have arrested a dual national who was taking pictures during recent unrest, Iran's judiciary spokesman was quoted as saying on Sunday, as security forces sought to contain the most widespread protests in the country since 2009.

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New Zealand to test dairy farms nationally for cattle disease

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand will roll out a nationwide program to test dairy farms for the cattle disease mycoplasma bovis as the number of affected properties steadily grows, the Ministry for Primary Industries said on Friday.

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These companies want to help with your New Year's resolutions

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BRIEF-Shareholders Of Gem International Resources Request Shareholders' Meeting Calling For Management Change

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Shareholders of Gem International Resources Inc:

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BRIEF-China Gold International says Ore Processing Capacity At Jiama Mine Has Been Increased To 28,000 Tonnes Per Day From Previous Capacity Of 6,000 TPD​

Jan 11 (Reuters) - China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd:

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BRIEF-Youngevity International Inc ‍Announces Opening Of Its Operations In Colombia​

* YOUNGEVITY INTERNATIONAL INC - ‍ANNOUNCED OPENING OF ITS OPERATIONS IN COLOMBIA​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Endo International says No Proceedings Have Currently Been Initiated Against EPI As Result Of Subpoena

* ENDO INTERNATIONAL - TO ENDO'S KNOWLEDGE, NO PROCEEDINGS HAVE CURRENTLY BEEN INITIATED AGAINST EPI AS A RESULT OF SUBPOENA - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2EveQag) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wilan Subsidiary Enters Into License Agreement With Kyocera

* WILAN SUBSIDIARY ENTERS INTO LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH KYOCERA

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BRIEF-National Bank Of Canada Announces Specific Share Repurchase Program As Part Of Its Normal Course Issuer Bid

* NATIONAL BANK OF CANADA - ENTERED AGREEMENT WITH THIRD PARTY TO REPURCHASE COMMON SHARES THROUGH DAILY PURCHASES​

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Mexico sets Feb Maya price for international buyers

MEXICO CITY, Jan 10 (Reuters) - Mexican state-owned oil company Pemex revised its February term pricing formulas for crude oil shipped to customers in the Americas, Europe and the Far East, the company said on Wednesday. The following table lists the adjustments to price constants for Pemex's international buyers: DESTINATION JAN CONSTANT FEB CONSTANT ---------------- ---------------- --------------- AMERICAS

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Chinese bitcoin mining giant sets up Swiss subsidiary

ZURICH (Reuters) - Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain Technologies is expanding to Switzerland in a move that will be key to widening its reach, the group told a Swiss newspaper.

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Cuomo spars with Scaramucci over National Anthem

Former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci invokes Maroon 5 while defending President Trump's alleged mouthing of the words to the National Anthem during the college football championship game.

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Watch President Trump half-sing the National Anthem

President Trump half-sings the National Anthem. CNN's Jeanne Moos says everyone's a music critic.

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BRIEF-CAI International Appoints David Remington As Chairman Of Board

* CAI INTERNATIONAL, INC. ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID REMINGTON AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Opinion: The president who harped on the National Anthem fumbled it

Monday night, Donald Trump made an appearance at the College Football Playoff national championship game in Atlanta. But when he joined members of the military on the field for the National Anthem before the game, it became clear he couldn't -- or wouldn't fully sing along. At different points, he mouthed some things, smiled painfully, and had his mouth closed.

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Fusion co-founder says the man behind Trump dossier went to FBI with concerns of a national security threat

Fusion GPS co-founder Glenn Simpson told the Senate Judiciary Committee that the author of the opposition research dossier on then-candidate Donald Trump and Russia was acting on his own volition when he went to the FBI because he was concerned that a presidential candidate was being blackmailed, according to an initial CNN review of the 312-page document.

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Defending champion Konta, Williams exit Sydney International

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Defending champion Johanna Konta was bundled out in the first round of the Sydney International by Agnieszka Radwanska and Venus Williams also lost in her first match of the tournament on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Therapix Biosciences Announces Expansion Into Precision Medicine Through New Fully-Owned Subsidiary

* THERAPIX BIOSCIENCES ANNOUNCES EXPANSION INTO PRECISION MEDICINE THROUGH NEW FULLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY AND PROVIDES CORPORATE UPDATE TODAY AT THE BIOTECH SHOWCASEâ„¢ 2018

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BRIEF-TAT Technologies subsidiary, Limco Airepair signs 2 year agreement with Korean Air

* TAT TECHNOLOGIES AWARDED 2-YEAR AGREEMENT WITH KOREAN AIR TO PROVIDE MAINTENANCE, REPAIR AND OVERHAUL (MRO) FOR AIRCRAFT HEAT EXCHANGERS, VALUED AT UP TO $2M IN TOTAL REVENUE

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Alabama 26, Georgia 23 | Overtime: Alabama Wins National Championship With a Halftime Twist

The true freshman Tua Tagovailoa replaced Alabama’s starting quarterback, Jalen Hurts, at halftime, and led the Crimson Tide past Georgia in a thrilling comeback.

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Alabama beats Georgia to capture its 5th national title in 9 seasons for the Crimson Tide and Coach Nick Saban

The Crimson Tide title drought didn't last long.

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Trump stands on field for National Anthem

President Donald Trump walked onto the field and stood with members of the military for the National Anthem at the college football national championship game Monday night in Atlanta. The President stood with his hand over his heart, singing along to parts of the anthem.

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Trump creates MLK national historic park

President Donald Trump signed a measure Monday creating a new national historic park for Martin Luther King Jr. during a trip to the college football national championship game in Atlanta.

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National Championship Game: Alabama vs. Georgia Live Updates

Alabama and Georgia, two titans of the Southeastern Conference, square off to decide the national champion. Stay here for live updates and analysis.

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S&P keeps New Year's rally alive, Dow eases

(Reuters) - The S&P 500 extended its winning streak for 2018 on Monday although its advance slowed to a crawl as the healthcare and financial sectors weighed and investors awaited the start of the quarterly earnings season.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-S&P 500 extends new year's gains; dollar up as euro falters

* S&P 500 ends up for a 5th session, continues this year's rally

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Pink to sing national anthem at Super Bowl LII

(Reuters) - Pink will get the Super Bowl party started by singing the national anthem before the championship game in Minneapolis on Feb. 4, the NFL said on Monday.

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BRIEF-Schneider National Says CFO Will Be Retiring Within Next 6 Months

* SCHNEIDER NATIONAL SAYS ON JAN 5, LORI LUTEY, CO'S EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT AND CFO, WILL BE RETIRING WITHIN NEXT 6 MONTHS - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Department 13 International Says Co & Raytheon To Work Together To Provide Counter-Drone Technologies

* CO & RAYTHEON TEAM TO PROVIDE COUNTER-DRONE TECHNOLOGIES TO GLOBAL DEFENSE ORGANIZATIONS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Opinion: The Museum of the Bible Is a Safe Space for Christian Nationalists

If your plan is to build a more religious country, Washington is a good place to start.

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Top 3 Women at Figure Skating Nationals Earn Olympic Spots

Bradie Tennell, Mirai Nagasu and Karen Chen were selected on Saturday to the United States team for the Pyeongchang Olympics.

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BRIEF-Reading International Provides Update On Nevada District Court Ruling Regarding Derivative Lawsuit

* READING INTERNATIONAL PROVIDES UPDATE ON NEVADA DISTRICT COURT RULING REGARDING DERIVATIVE LAWSUIT

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National Guard responds to blizzard pounding U.S. Northeast

BOSTON/NEW YORK (Reuters) - A powerful blizzard battered the U.S. Northeast on Thursday, knocking out power for tens of thousands of people and snarling travel amid a long cold snap that has gripped much of the United States for more than a week and killed more than a dozen people.

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Michael Wolff, From Local Media Scourge to National Newsmaker

A journalist who loved to needle the Manhattan elite enrages the president with his insider account of the year he spend reporting from the West Wing.

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Dow tops 25,000 milestone; Wall St extends New Year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the New Year's rally for the stock market.

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Dow ends above 25,000; Wall St extends new year's rally

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The Dow industrials broke above the 25,000 level for the first time on Thursday and other major indexes hit closing record highs again, propelled by strong global economic data that extended the new year's rally for the stock market.

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India probes report on breach of national identity database

NEW DELHI (Reuters) - India on Thursday began investigating a report that access to its database of the identity details of more than 1 billion citizens was being sold for just $8 on social media, in what could be one of the giant program's biggest security breaches.

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Japan PM: Will work with international community to solve North Korea issues

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday North Korea was engaging in continued provocations that were "absolutely unacceptable" and said he would work with the international community to counter its nuclear and missiles development.

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BRIEF-Ballard says to divest some non-core assets​ at Protonex subsidiary

* BALLARD ANNOUNCES NARROWED FOCUS AND FURTHER COST REDUCTIONS AT PROTONEX SUBSIDIARY

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Tennis: Muguruza awarded wildcard at Sydney International

(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has accepted a wildcard into next week's Sydney International, the tournament organisers said on Thursday.

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Muguruza awarded wildcard at Sydney International

(Reuters) - Wimbledon champion Garbine Muguruza has accepted a wildcard into next week's Sydney International, the tournament organisers said on Thursday.

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On College Football: Central Florida Claims a National Title. Want to Fight About It?

The 13-0 Central Florida Knights, the only undefeated top-tier college football team, aren’t in the national championship game. But they’re still calling themselves champs.

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Trump is expected to attend national championship

President Donald Trump is expected to attend the College Football Playoff National Championship on Monday night, a White House official told CNN.

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BRIEF-Soros Fund Management Reports 7.78 Pct Passive Stake In ServiceSource International‍​

* SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT REPORTS 7.78 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SERVICESOURCE INTERNATIONAL INC AS OF DEC 3 - SEC FILING‍​ ‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2lPLH2C) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Jordan Capital Partners Reports 9.71 Pct Passive Stake In Security National Financial Corporation

* JORDAN CAPITAL PARTNERS REPORTS A 9.71 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN SECURITY NATIONAL FINANCIAL CORPORATION AS OF DEC 31- SEC FILING Source text : ( http://bit.ly/2CkpRKU ) Further company coverage:

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U.S. blocks MoneyGram sale to China's Ant Financial on national security concerns

(Reuters) - Ant Financial's plan to acquire U.S. money transfer company MoneyGram International Inc collapsed on Tuesday after a U.S. government panel rejected it over national security concerns, the most high-profile Chinese deal to be torpedoed under the administration of U.S. President Donald Trump.

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A Diary From Inside the Gulag Meets Evil with Lightness

A unique chronicle written from the Gulag emerged after 70 years, requiring dogged detective work to unearth the author’s identity.

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BRIEF-Gold Horn International Enterprises Announces Letter Of Intent For Proposed Qualifying Transaction With Cherub Ltd

Jan 2 (Reuters) - Gold Horn International Enterprises Group Ltd:

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BRIEF-Oxford Lane Capital Says Entered Into A $42.5 Mln Repurchase Transaction With Nomura Securities International

* OXFORD LANE CAPITAL CORP. ANNOUNCES THAT IT HAS ENTERED INTO A $42.5 MILLION REPURCHASE TRANSACTION WITH NOMURA SECURITIES INTERNATIONAL INC

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BRIEF-MMCAP International Reports An 8.48 Pct Passive Stake In Repros Therapeutics

* MMCAP INTERNATIONAL INC SPC REPORTS A 8.48 PCT PASSIVE STAKE IN AS OF DEC 12, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2CtINer) Further company coverage:

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NJ teen kills parents and sister on New Year's Eve, prosecutor says

A New Jersey teenager is facing murder charges after allegedly using a semiautomatic rifle to kill his parents, sister and a family friend in the waning minutes of New Year's Eve, a prosecutor said.

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BRIEF-National Bank Holdings Corp Announces Completion Of Peoples Inc Acquisition

* NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES COMPLETION OF PEOPLES, INC. ACQUISITION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch's move allows the former GOP presidential nominee to return to the national stage

Utah Sen. Orrin Hatch announced Tuesday that he won't seek re-election this year.

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BRIEF-DPW Holdings' Subsidiary Coolisys Technologies Signs Definitive Agreement To Acquire Enertec

* DPW HOLDINGS’ SUBSIDIARY COOLISYS TECHNOLOGIES SIGNS DEFINITIVE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE ENERTEC

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BRIEF-China Yuchai International Says ‍Unit Acquired 49% Of Hunan Yuchai Machinery Industry

* ‍UNIT ACQUIRED 49% OF HUNAN YUCHAI MACHINERY INDUSTRY FROM HUNAN CHENGWEI AUTOMOBILE SPARE PARTS FOR RMB6.7 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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North Korea's Olympic overture seen aimed at blunting international pressure

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - After a year of threats and weapons advances, North Korea's leader appears to be using the upcoming Winter Olympic Games in South Korea as a tool to blunt growing international pressure on his regime while leaving his nuclear arsenal untouched.

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On Pro Football: National Anthem Protests Sidelined by Ambiguity

It was an oddly quiet end to a season of debate over the national anthem and N.F.L. players kneeling, sitting, raising fists and making other gestures during it.

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Box Office: 'Star Wars: The Last Jedi' Holds Off 'Jumanji' on New Year's Weekend

LOS ANGELES (Variety.com) - In a battle of box office heavyweights, Luke Skywalker just managed to hold off Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson as the world rang in another year.

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Mariah's hot tea 'disaster' brings us the year's first meme

Mariah Carey does not need your redemption talk, s'il vous plait et merci. But admittedly, her New Year's Eve performance Sunday was infinitely better than the lip-synching disaster of 2016, and it was just weird enough to provide us with our very first meme of 2018.

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New Year's resolutions aren't just for adults

If you've been wanting to talk to your kids about healthy habits for life, New Year's resolutions are the perfect place to start, according to the American Academy of Pediatrics.

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CEO killed in New Year's Eve plane crash

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After tough year, Hong Kong democracy protesters sound warning to China on New Year's day

HONG KONG (Reuters) - After a year that saw democracy advocates in Hong Kong jailed and ousted from public office, thousands marched through the streets of Hong Kong on New Year's Day to warn China not to meddle further in the city's affairs and undermine its autonomy.

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CNN captures New Year's Eve marriage proposal

CNN's Brooke Baldwin and Don Lemon help a couple get engaged in New Orleans.

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Intrepid revelers flock to frigid Times Square for New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Revelers from around the world crowded into New York's Times Square on a bone-chilling Sunday evening to watch the glittering New Year's Eve ball make its annual descent at...

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Five British among dead in Sydney New Year's Eve seaplane crash

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Five of six people killed when a seaplane crashed during a 20- minute joy ride in Sydney on New Year's Eve were British nationals, including an 11-year-old girl, authorities said.

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Party hardy: Revelers brave Times Square on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - New York's Times Square was filling up on Sunday as hordes of hardy revelers, undeterred by bitter cold and an unprecedented security operation, maneuvered for prime spots to...

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Security tight for New Year's Eve celebrations

Throngs of revelers packed cities around the globe to usher in 2018 with public celebrations and fireworks, despite fears of terrorism and frigid weather in some places.

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Liverpool car park blaze destroys hundreds of vehicles on New Year's Eve

LIVERPOOL, England (Reuters) - Firefighters in the northern English city of Liverpool were battling a huge fire at a car park on Sunday that destroyed hundreds of vehicles and prompted the evacuation of multiple buildings in the surrounding area.

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Bitter cold: Dozens of places could set New Year's Day record lows

Out with the old, in with the record cold.

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Bright lights of Times Square beckon, even on a frigid New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Hundreds of thousands of merrymakers are making the annual pilgrimage to New York's Times Square on Sunday to witness the giant New Year's Eve ball drop at midnight, undeterred...

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For nearly 50 years, 2 Vietnam vets kept a New Year's Eve pact

Hunkered in a Vietnam bunker, with rockets and mortar shells raining down, the two Marines made a pact.

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Numbing cold wave grips U.S., heralding a frigid New Year's Eve

(Reuters) - The torrent of arctic air that poured into many parts of the United States this week tightened its grip on Friday and brought record cold to some spots, as forecasters warned revelers from Memphis to New York to expect numbing conditions on New Year's Eve.

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Canada scales back New Year's Eve party due to extreme cold

CALGARY, Alberta (Reuters) - Bitterly cold conditions have prompted authorities across Canada to issue extreme weather alerts, including one in the nation's capital Ottawa, where the government scaled back a New Year's Eve party and moved a hockey tournament indoors.

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New Year's Day cold snap to hit U.S. winter wheat, rivers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A New Year's Day cold snap in the southern U.S. Plains poses a threat to winter wheat, particularly in Kansas, the country's biggest producer of the grain, agricultural meteorologists said.

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We’re Not ‘National Hangover Service,’ N.H.S. Tells U.K. Drinkers

The chief executive of the National Health Service in England said people who drank to excess were “selfish” and suggested greater use of drunk tanks.

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BRIEF-China Internet Nationwide Signs Agreement With China Co-Op Subsidiary

Dec 29 (Reuters) - China Internet Nationwide Financial Services Inc:

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California set for New Year's buzz with recreational marijuana sales

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - California adults not content to ring in the New Year with the traditional fizz of champagne can look forward to celebrating with the buzz of marijuana, purchased for the...

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New York police poised to thwart New Year's Eve suicide bombers

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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NY City police act to halt threat of suicide bombers on New Year's Eve

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The New York City Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop suicide bombers at Sunday's New Year's Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people are expected to flood the streets in and around Times Square, officials said on Thursday.

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10 great places to spend New Year's Eve

Some of the details may change, but year in and year out, these destinations around the world have a well-deserved reputation for traditionally throwing a great New Year's Eve shindig.

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First supermoon of 2018 on New Year's

There will be more than just fireworks lighting up the night sky this New Year's.

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BRIEF-ZK International Announces Initial Investment From Blockchain And Crypto Fund Specialists NGST Ltd And Exigent Capital

* ZK INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES INITIAL INVESTMENT FROM BLOCKCHAIN AND CRYPTO FUND SPECIALISTS NGST LTD AND EXIGENT CAPITAL Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Las Vegas to add snipers, extra security for New Year's Eve

Throngs of partygoers ushering in the New Year in Las Vegas will be met by unusually tight security following a deadly mass shooting in the city three months ago.

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BRIEF-National Bank Holdings Says Performed Analysis To Determine Impact Of Revaluation Of Deferred Tax Asset

* NATIONAL BANK HOLDINGS SAYS PERFORMED ANALYSIS TO DETERMINE IMPACT OF REVALUATION OF DEFERRED TAX ASSET USING SEPT 30, 2017 BALANCE OF $50.7 MILLION

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BRIEF-Stan Bharti Acquires Securities In Aberdeen International

* STAN BHARTI ACQUIRES SECURITIES IN ABERDEEN INTERNATIONAL INC.

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NYC expecting 12 degrees on New Year's

The eastern United States and the Midwest are being clobbered with a brutal cold front that will stretch through the week and probably make New Year's Eve a frigid affair in many cities.

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New Year's food traditions around the world

Americans who celebrate on New Year's Eve with a bottle of champagne, party hats and a kiss at midnight have an important lesson to learn from the rest of the world and even certain regions of the USA: The arrival of the new year is meant for feasting.

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BRIEF-Arris International, Units, Bank Of America, Other Lender Parties Entered Fourth Amendment

* ARRIS INTERNATIONAL - ON DEC 20, CO, UNITS, BANK OF AMERICA, OTHER LENDER PARTIES ENTERED FOURTH AMENDMENT TO JUNE 18, 2015 AMENDED & RESTATED CREDIT FACILITY

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Realizing He ‘Used to Be Good,’ Don Cherry Recalibrates His Rancor

Cherry, a Canadian TV staple for decades, was at risk of becoming a dinosaur, droning on about fighting as the N.H.L. turned toward more skill and speed.

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Britain escorts Russian ship near national waters amid strained relations

LONDON (Reuters) - A British ship escorted a Russian vessel as it passed near UK territorial waters over Christmas, Britain's defense ministry said on Tuesday, adding that Russian naval activity near Britain had increased in the holiday period.

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Mariah Carey to return for NYE after last year's mishap

It's a redo for the musician Mariah Carey, who will be making a grand return to Times Square to ring in the new year.

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BRIEF-TSMC's Nanjing Subsidiary Orders Machinery Equipment Worth T$653 Mln from KLA-Tencor

Dec 25 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd :

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Japan's Nishikori ruled out of Brisbane International

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori has withdrawn from the season-opening Brisbane International tournament as he continues to recover from a wrist injury, the event's organizers have said.

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BRIEF-Old National Bancorp Says To Revalue Deferred Tax Assets After U.S. Tax Reform

* OLD NATIONAL BANCORP SAYS HAS CONCLUDED THAT U.S. TAX REFORM WILL CAUSE CO'S DEFERRED TAX ASSETS TO BE REVALUED - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Aecon Receives Court Approval Of Plan Of Arrangement With CCCI International

* AECON GROUP INC - ‍ONTARIO SUPERIOR COURT OF JUSTICE ISSUED FINAL ORDER APPROVING PLAN OF ARRANGEMENT WHERE CCCC INTERNATIONAL WILL BUY CO

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BRIEF-Overstock.Com Subsidiary Tzero To Take 24 Pct Interest In StockCross Financial

* OVERSTOCK.COM SUBSIDIARY TZERO TO TAKE 24% INTEREST IN STOCKCROSS FINANCIAL

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BRIEF-Tarena International Signs Strategic Partnership Agreement With 9F Inc

* TARENA INTERNATIONAL, INC. SIGNS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT WITH 9F INC

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BRIEF-Sodastream International-Should Offer Be Accepted Co Committed To Pay EUR 17.5 Mln Upon Completion Of Deal

* SODASTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD - SHOULD OFFER BE ACCEPTED CO COMMITTED TO PAY EUR 17.5 MILLION UPON COMPLETION OF DEAL

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This year's lumps of coal could be 2018's diamonds

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Investors saddled in 2017 with the market's worst performers, including Under Armour and General Electric, may do well to remember as December draws to an end that lumps of coal sometimes turn into diamonds.

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Mar-a-lago hikes prices for New Year's Eve

Tickets for the New Year's Eve party at President Donald Trump's private resort club took a price hike compared to last year's event according to a report from Politico, raising several ethical concerns.

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BRIEF-Digital Bros Says Signed Sale Of 12.5 Pct of U.S. Subsidiary Pipeworks Inc

* ‍SALE OF 12.5% OF US SUBSIDIARY PROVIDES A CASH CONTRIBUTION OF 2.5 MILLION US DOLLARS​

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BRIEF-Old Republic International Declares Special, One-Time Cash Dividend Of $1.00 Per Share

* OLD REPUBLIC REPORTS ON NOTABLE FINANCIAL MATTERS AND EVENTS FOR THE FINAL QUARTER OF 2017; COMPANY DECLARES SPECIAL, ONE-TIME CASH DIVIDEND OF $1.00 PER SHARE

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Post-hurricane, Virgin Islands National Park reopens beaches

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California Today: California Today: State’s Homeless Population Drives National Increase

Thursday: Homelessness continues to rise steadily, train technology lags and California’s first governor.

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BRIEF-CAI International Announces The Passing Of Its Founder Hiromitsu Ogawa

* CAI INTERNATIONAL, INC. ANNOUNCES THE PASSING OF ITS FOUNDER AND CHAIRMAN, HIROMITSU OGAWA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-International Seaways Announces Agreement To Acquire Six VLCCs

* INTERNATIONAL SEAWAYS ANNOUNCES AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE SIX VLCCS

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BRIEF-Navistar International Says CEO Troy Clarke's Total Compensation For 2017 $5.5 Mln Vs $4.9 Mln In 2016

* NAVISTAR INTERNATIONAL - CEO TROY CLARKE'S TOTAL COMPENSATION FOR 2017 WAS $5.5 MILLION VERSUS $4.9 MILLION IN 2016 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2BcgbBX) Further company coverage:

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South Africa's ANC to nationalise central bank, expropriate land

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa's ruling African National Congress has adopted a resolution calling for the nationalisation of the central bank and land expropriation without compensation, a senior party official said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Fat Brands Begins To Execute On International Expansion Strategy, To Expand In Japan

* FAT BRANDS BEGINS TO EXECUTE ON INTERNATIONAL EXPANSION STRATEGY: SETS SIGHTS ON JAPAN; ANNOUNCES CO-BRANDED FATBURGER AND BUFFALO’S EXPRESS RESTAURANT WITH FATBAR IN TOKYO'S SHIBUYA DISTRICT

Illegal Immigration nytimes.com

2017: The Year in National

Hurricanes, immigration, jobs and hate crimes. Here are the stories that got Americans talking in 2017.

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Russia's Bosco, official clothes supplier to International Olympic Committee, wants brand disassociated from Winter Olympics

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's Bosco, the exclusive supplier of clothing to the International Olympic Committee (IOC) from next year, will ask the IOC not to use its brand at the forthcoming Winter Olympics, Mikhail Kusnirovich, board head for the group, told Reuters.

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BRIEF-Pinnacle Entertainment Says If Deal Terminated By Either Party, Co To Pay Fixed Expense Reimbursement Of $30 Mln To Penn National ‍​

* PINNACLE ENTERTAINMENT-IF DEAL TERMINATED BY EITHER PARTY UNDER SOME CIRCUMSTANCES,CO TO PAY FIXED EXPENSE REIMBURSEMENT OF $30.0 MILLION TO PENN NATIONAL ‍​

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BRIEF-NXT-ID Subsidiary And Cascade Fintech To Create Platform For Connecting Cryptocurrencies To The Payment Ecosystem

* NXT-ID SUBSIDIARY FIT PAY AND CASCADE FINTECH TO CREATE PLATFORM FOR CONNECTING CRYPTOCURRENCIES TO THE PAYMENT ECOSYSTEM

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BRIEF-Petroteq Energy Says ‍Subsidiary Petrobloq Announces Membership In Hyperledger​

* PETROTEQ ENERGY INC SAYS ‍ SUBSIDIARY PETROBLOQ ANNOUNCES MEMBERSHIP IN HYPERLEDGER​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-WiLAN Subsidiary Enters Into License Agreement With Lexmark

* WILAN SUBSIDIARY ENTERS INTO LICENSE AGREEMENT WITH LEXMARK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍Elbit Systems U.S. Subsidiary To Provide Dyncorp With LCCS For U.S. Army's C-26 And Uc-35 Aircraft Fleet​

* ‍ELBIT SYSTEMS U.S. SUBSIDIARY TO PROVIDE DYNCORP INTERNATIONAL WITH LCCS FOR U.S. ARMY'S C-26 AND UC-35 AIRCRAFT FLEET​

Manuscripts nytimes.com

Halting Auction, France Designates Marquis de Sade Manuscript a ‘National Treasure’

The designation blocks, for now, any sale of “120 Days of Sodom,” one of the aristocrat’s most notorious works, to a foreign buyer.

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BRIEF-Aecon Group Shareholders Approve Plan Of Arrangement with CCCC International

* AECON GROUP - SHAREHOLDERS VOTED TO APPROVE PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED DEAL AS PER WHICH CCCC INTERNATIONAL WILL ACQUIRE ALL COMMON SHARES OF CO

cnn.com

Opinion: How this selfie caused an international furor

When does a picture generate far more than a thousand words? When it is a photo of two young women representing two different Middle Eastern nations. And one of those nations is Israel.

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BRIEF-Sabina Gold & Silver Announces 9.9% Strategic Investment By Zhaojin International

* SABINA GOLD & SILVER ANNOUNCES 9.9% STRATEGIC INVESTMENT BY ZHAOJIN INTERNATIONAL MINING CO LTD

Christmas nytimes.com

Christmas Around the World: 10 International Destinations to Visit

Cities all over the world celebrate Christmas in unique and memorable ways. Here are a few to consider for your last-minute Christmas trip.

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BRIEF-China Gold International Announces Loan Agreement And Deposit Services Agreement

Dec 19 (Reuters) - China Gold International Resources Corp Ltd:

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BRIEF-Travelers Europe To Create European Subsidiary In Dublin In Response To Brexit

* TRAVELERS EUROPE TO CREATE EUROPEAN SUBSIDIARY IN DUBLIN IN RESPONSE TO BREXIT

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BRIEF-Magna International Realigns Management Structure Along Product Lines​

* MAGNA INTERNATIONAL INC - ‍ANNOUNCED A REALIGNMENT OF ITS MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE ALONG PRODUCT LINES​

United States International Relations nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Trump’s National Security Strategy Is a Farce

“It’s impossible to know what the United States position is,” says a European ambassador. The administration has no policy. It has outbursts.

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5 things to know about Trump's national security strategy

President Donald Trump unveiled his administration's national security strategy on Monday, outlining the foundation and priorities that will drive US foreign policy during his time in office.

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Asia and Australia Edition: African National Congress, Amtrak, Donald Trump: Your Tuesday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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BRIEF-Reko International Group to Buy Back Upto 321,746 Common Shares

* REKO INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC - ANNOUNCED APPROVAL OF A NCIB FOR 321,746 OF ITS OUTSTANDING COMMON SHARES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Fusion Telecommunications International Inc Files For Mixed Shelf Of Upto $100 Mln

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Fusion Telecommunications International Inc:

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Casino operator Penn National to buy Pinnacle in $2.8 billion deal

(Reuters) - U.S. casino operator Penn National Gaming Inc said on Monday it would buy Pinnacle Entertainment Inc in a cash and stock deal valued at about $2.8 billion to create a larger-scale gaming platform.

Surfacing 2018 nytimes.com

5 Offbeat Communities: Micronationalists, Mildly Offensive Fiber Artists and More

What do our readers care about? Some like to construct characters and recreate imaginary worlds, while others like to crochet mildly offensive sayings onto a quilt.

Russian Interference in 2016 US Elections and Ties to Trump Associates nytimes.com

Trump National Security Strategy Sees U.S. Confronting China and Russia

The strategy the president plans to outline Monday is at odds with his often-warm relations with the leaders of China and Russia.

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BRIEF-TSMC's Nanjing Subsidiary Acquires Property Assets Worth T$786 Million

Dec 18 (Reuters) - Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co Ltd :

Afghanistan War (2001- ) nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Can the International Criminal Court Be Saved From Itself?

The I.C.C. is strictly symbolic. It might redeem itself by taking up the abuse migrants suffer on their way to Europe.

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Asia and Australia Edition: North Korea, African National Congress, Israel: Your Monday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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BRIEF-Centene's Washington Subsidiary Reaches Agreement With State Of Washington

* CENTENE'S WASHINGTON SUBSIDIARY REACHES AGREEMENT WITH STATE OF WASHINGTON

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BRIEF-Perma-Pipe International Qtrly Loss Per Share $0.43

* PERMA-PIPE INTERNATIONAL HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES THIRD QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS

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BRIEF-Eros International Says Eros Now Forms Strategic Partnership With Foxxum

* EROS INTERNATIONAL SAYS EROS NOW FORMS STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH FOXXUM TO PROVIDE ITS LIBRARY OF PREMIUM CONTENT ON FOXXUM TV APP STORE WORLDWIDE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wabash National Corporation Announces New Board Member

* WABASH NATIONAL CORP- APPOINTMENT OF JOHN BOSS BRINGS CO'S BOARD TO EIGHT MEMBERS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Dick Giromini, Wabash National CEO, To Step Down In June

* - RICHARD GIROMINI WILL REMAIN WITH COMPANY, SERVING IN ROLE OF EXECUTIVE ADVISOR THROUGH JUNE 1, 2019 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Valley National Bancorp Announces Receipt Of Regulatory And Shareholder Approvals

* VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP ANNOUNCES THE RECEIPT OF REGULATORY AND SHAREHOLDER APPROVALS FOR THE ACQUISITION OF USAMERIBANCORP, INC. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Scandium International Mining Revises Renewed Existing Scandium Product Offtake Sales Agreement

* SCANDIUM INTERNATIONAL MINING- ON DEC 14, 2017 HAS REVISED, RENEWED EXISTING SCANDIUM PRODUCT OFFTAKE SALES AGREEMENT ENTERED IN 2015 WITH ALCERECO INC

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BRIEF-Acorn International Reports Q3 Revenue $6.1 Million

* ACORN INTERNATIONAL REPORTS FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR THE THIRD QUARTER OF 2017 AND ANNOUNCES $2.0 MILLION SHARE BUYBACK PLAN

Charlottesville, Va, Violence (August, 2017) nytimes.com

White Nationalist Now Faces First-Degree Murder in Charlottesville Killing

Prosecutors increased the top charge against James Fields Jr., who is accused of driving his car into counterprotesters, killing Heather Heyer

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White nationalist charged with first-degree murder in Virginia car killing: media

(Reuters) - A white nationalist accused of killing a 32-year old woman when he plowed his car into a crowd of counter protesters in Charlottesville, Virginia, in August, was charged with first-degree murder on Thursday, local media reported.

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National Park Service reduces free admission days

There will be fewer days to enjoy national parks for free next year.

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Iraqi Shi'ite paramilitary chief seeks to put troops under national army

BAGHDAD (Reuters) - The commander of Iraq's biggest Shi'ite Muslim paramilitary group told its fighters on Thursday to take their orders from the national military and cut their ties with the group's political wing.

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BRIEF-Vasco Data Security International Says Board Expanded Its Size To 6 Directors

* VASCO DATA SECURITY INTERNATIONAL SAYS IN CONNECTION WITH ART GILLILAND'S ELECTION TO BOARD, BOARD EXPANDED ITS SIZE TO SIX DIRECTORS - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2jSWybe) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions International Says Shareholders Approve Of Corporate Name Change

* CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES SHAREHOLDER APPROVAL OF CORPORATE NAME CHANGE TO SHARING ECONOMY INTERNATIONAL INC.

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UK's Domino's to buy further 44.3 pct stake in Iceland subsidiary

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Domino's Pizza, a master franchisee of U.S. group Domino's Pizza Inc, said on Thursday it would buy a further 44.3 percent stake in Domino's Iceland for 30.2 million euros ($35.71 million).

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'Titanic,' 'Goonies' officially national treasures

"Guess Who's Coming to Dinner" at the National Film Registry of the Library of Congress?

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Presidential hopeful wants Finland out of EU, says nationalists will bounce back

HELSINKI (Reuters) - Finland will leave the European Union and position itself as the Switzerland of the north to protect its independence if Laura Huhtasaari, the presidential candidate of the eurosceptic Finns Party has her way.

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BRIEF-Wesco International Renews Share Repurchase Program, Provides 2018 Outlook

* WESCO INTERNATIONAL, INC. REAFFIRMS 2017 OUTLOOK, RENEWS SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM, AND PROVIDES 2018 OUTLOOK

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BRIEF-Canada Gov't Says Confident New Policy Of Discriminating Against Bidders Deemed To Be Harming Economy Is Consistent With International Obligations

* CANADA GOV'T SAYS CONFIDENT NEW POLICY OF DISCRIMINATING AGAINST BIDDERS DEEMED TO BE HARMING ECONOMY IS CONSISTENT WITH INTERNATIONAL OBLIGATIONS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Reporting by David Ljunggren)

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UPDATE 1-Lyft starts Canada service in first international foray

TORONTO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing company Lyft Inc on Tuesday launched its service in Toronto, marking the first time it has taken its battle against the much larger Uber Technologies Inc outside of the United States.

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BRIEF-International Brotherhood Of Teamsters Says The Kroger Master Agreement Has Concluded

* INTERNATIONAL BROTHERHOOD OF TEAMSTERS - AFTER 7 MONTHS OF NEGOTIATIONS THE KROGER MASTER AGREEMENT, INCLUDING 5 LOCAL UNION SUPPLEMENTS CONCLUDED

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Lyft starts Canada service in first international foray

(Reuters) - U.S. ride-hailing firm Lyft Inc on Tuesday launched its service in Toronto, the first international market for the rival of much larger Uber Technologies Inc [UBER.UL].

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BRIEF-Sigmatron International Reports Q2 EPS of $0.17

* SIGMATRON INTERNATIONAL, INC. REPORTS SECOND QUARTER FINANCIAL RESULTS FOR FISCAL 2018

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Denmark's government at risk in row with nationalists over Syrian refugees

COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Demands from the nationalist Danish People's Party (DF) that Syrian refugees be sent home as soon as possible are threatening to bring down the country's centre-right minority government.

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BRIEF-International Paper Co Enters Into A $660 Million Five-Year Credit Agreement

* ON DEC 8, CO ENTERED INTO A $660 MILLION FIVE-YEAR CREDIT AGREEMENT

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French government dampens Corsican nationalists' autonomy hopes

PARIS (Reuters) - France's government on Tuesday ruled out major concessions towards autonomy sought by Corsica's nationalists after they won a regional election, but said it was open to talks that took account of the island's distinctive character.

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BRIEF-Emergent Biosolutions Awarded Department Of National Defence Contract

* EMERGENT BIOSOLUTIONS AWARDED DEPARTMENT OF NATIONAL DEFENCE CONTRACT TO SUPPLY ANTHRASIL TO THE CANADIAN GOVERNMENT

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Taiwan's Far Eastern International fined T$8 million over SWIFT hacking incident

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan's financial regulator said on Tuesday it had fined Far Eastern International Bank T$8 million ($266,524) due to deficiencies related to its SWIFT system hacking incident.

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions International To Acquire A 60 PCT Interest In 3D Discovery Limited

* CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL ENTERS INTO SALE AND PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO ACQUIRE A 60 PCT INTEREST IN 3D DISCOVERY CO. LIMITED

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France orders international recall of Lactalis baby formula

PARIS (Reuters) - France has ordered banned the sale and ordered a recall of several baby formula milk and baby food products made by French dairy giant Lactalis after the discovery of salmonella bacteria, consumer protection agency DGCCRF said in a statement.

cnn.com

Trump escalates his rhetoric following the plea deal reached by fired national security adviser Michael Flynn

President Donald Trump's escalating assault on the "rigged" and "sick" institutions of the government that he leads may portend an ominous end game to special counsel Robert Mueller's Russia investigation.

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Deputy national security adviser leaving

Dina Powell, deputy national security adviser to President Donald Trump, plans to leave the White House after the President's first year in office, multiple senior administration officials confirm to CNN.

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BRIEF-Eros International Says‍ Eros Now Has Partnered With Metrological

* EROS INTERNATIONAL PLC - ‍ EROS NOW HAS PARTNERED WITH METROLOGICAL; EROS NOW WILL BE AVAILABLE AS PART OF METROLOGICAL'S APP LIBRARY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ITG Releases Nov 2017 U.S. Trading Volumes And Provides International Trading Commission Update

* ITG RELEASES NOVEMBER 2017 U.S. TRADING VOLUMES AND PROVIDES INTERNATIONAL TRADING COMMISSION UPDATE

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Russian speaker says lawmakers should shun Olympics if no national flag: Ifax

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russian lawmakers should not attend the 2018 Pyeongchang Olympics to support athletes unless they are competing under the Russian flag, the Interfax news agency quoted Russian parliament speaker Vyacheslav Volodin as saying on Friday.

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Lloyd's of London CEO says still planning Brussels subsidiary

LONDON, Dec 8 (Reuters) - The chief executive of UK insurance market Lloyd's of London said she was pleased about the progress of talks about Britain's exit from the European Union but was nonetheless pressing ahead with plans for a subsidiary in Brussels.

cnn.com

Previously undisclosed emails were from a Russia intermediary to a Trump aide, sources say

The British publicist who arranged the June 2016 meeting with Russians and Donald Trump Jr. sent multiple emails to a Russian participant and a member of Donald Trump's inner circle later that summer, multiple sources told CNN, the first indication there was any follow-up after the meeting.

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BRIEF-Matthews International Says Entered Into Purchase Agreement To Issue $300 Mln 5.250 Pct Senior Notes Due 2025

* MATTHEWS INTERNATIONAL SAYS ON DEC 1 2017, CO & UNITS ENTERED INTO PURCHASE AGREEMENT TO ISSUE $300 MILLION 5.250% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2025 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Reko International Group Reports Qtrly Basic EPS Of $0.04

* REKO INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC - QTRLY BASIC EARNINGS PER SHARE $0.04

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BRIEF-Philip Morris International Declares Regular Quarterly Dividend Of $1.07 Per Share

* PHILIP MORRIS INTERNATIONAL INC. DECLARES REGULAR QUARTERLY DIVIDEND OF $1.07 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: A Memoir of a Year on the International Space Station

The NASA astronaut and naval pilot Scott Kelly put his “Endurance” to the test, both on Earth and beyond.

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BRIEF-Raytheon Forms New Subsidiary In The United Arab Emirates

* RAYTHEON CO SAYS ANNOUNCING IT HAS FORMED RAYTHEON EMIRATES, A NEW, WHOLLY OWNED SUBSIDIARY INCORPORATED AND HEADQUARTERED IN ABU DHABI

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BRIEF-Mercer International Announces Pricing Of Private Offering Of Senior Notes

* MERCER INTERNATIONAL - ‍ANNOUNCED PRICING OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OFFERING OF $300 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 5.500% SENIOR NOTES DUE JAN 15, 2026​

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BRIEF-Service Corp International Announces New Unsecured Credit Agreement

* SERVICE CORPORATION INTERNATIONAL ANNOUNCES NEW UNSECURED CREDIT AGREEMENT

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Soccer: Kuwait's international ban lifted after more than two years

ZURICH (Reuters) - Kuwait can return to international football following an absence of more than two years after FIFA lifted a ban on the country's football association on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Cleantech Solutions International Enters Into Conditional Share Swap Agreement With Ever-Long Holdings Ltd To Enter Investment Management Business

* CLEANTECH SOLUTIONS INTERNATIONAL ENTERS INTO CONDITIONAL SHARE SWAP AGREEMENT WITH EVER-LONG HOLDINGS LIMITED TO ENTER INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT BUSINESS

National Parks, Monuments and Seashores nytimes.com

At Three National Monuments, Quiet Trails and Questions About the Future

This week President Trump sharply reduced the size of two monuments; plans for many others are unclear. What are these places like for visitors? We explored a few.

Gun Control nytimes.com

Editorial: Going National With Concealed Guns

Concealed-carry reciprocity is a threat to law and order.

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BRIEF-Preferred Apartment Communities To Acquire Grocery-Anchored Shopping Center Through Subsidiary

* PREFERRED APARTMENT COMMUNITIES, INC. ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF A GROCERY-ANCHORED SHOPPING CENTER THROUGH ITS WHOLLY-OWNED SUBSIDIARY, NEW MARKET PROPERTIES, LLC

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Interior secretary urges size cuts to more national monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke on Tuesday recommended President Donald Trump reduce the size of more national monuments in the western United States, and he lashed out at critics of cuts already announced to protected areas in Utah.

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Interior Dept. recommends changes to boundaries of six U.S. national monuments

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke has recommended that President Donald Trump change the boundaries of six national monuments designated by past administrations, according to a copy of the recommendations seen by Reuters.

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BRIEF-OceanFirst Financial's Unit Gets Regulatory Approval From OCC To Merge With Sun National Bank

* OCEANFIRST FINANCIAL- ON DEC 4, CO'S UNIT GOT REGULATORY APPROVAL FROM OFFICE OF COMPTROLLER OF CURRENCY TO MERGE WITH SUN NATIONAL BANK -SEC FILING Source text : (http://bit.ly/2jgvuSZ) Further company coverage:

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International police operation shuts down 'Andromeda' malware system

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - A joint operation involving Germany, the United States and Belarus has taken down a malware system known as "Andromeda" or "Gamarue" that infected more than 2 million computers globally, Europol said on Tuesday.

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International police operation shuts down "Andromeda" malware system

AMSTERDAM, Dec 5 (Reuters) - A joint operation involving Germany, the United States and Belarus has taken down a malware system known as "Andromeda" or "Gamarue" that infected more than 2 million computers globally, Europol said on Tuesday.

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Spain withdraws international arrest warrant for Catalonia former politicians

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court said on Tuesday it had withdrawn an international arrest warrant for Catalonia's former leader Carles Puigdemont and four of his cabinet members saying the politicians had shown willingness to return to Spain.

Bears Ears National Monument (Utah) nytimes.com

Trump Dismantles Bears Ears National Monument

President Trump has announced plans to reduce Bears Ears National Monument. President Obama had designated the 1.3 million acres in southern Utah at the request of Native American groups.