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New Zealand opposition leader launches campaign for 'brave' tackling of inequality

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - New Zealand’s 37-year-old opposition leader, Jacinda Ardern, officially launched her election campaign on Sunday, pledging her government would be “bold”, “brave” and tackle rising inequality should it win next month’s election.

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USS Indianapolis, sunk by Japanese after delivering atomic bomb components, is found

It's been 72 years since the USS Indianapolis went missing after a Japanese submarine torpedoed it in the final days of World War II.

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Millions of Americans to gaze upon Monday's once-in-a-lifetime eclipse

(Reuters) - Twilight will fall at midday on Monday, stars will glimmer and birds will roost in an eerie stillness as millions of Americans and visitors witness the first total solar eclipse to traverse the United States from coast to coast in 99 years.

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Japan launches satellite for advanced GPS operation

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday launched an H-2A rocket carrying a geo-positioning satellite into orbit after a week-long delay, the government said.

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Nervous Japanese hold drill in case North Korea fires missiles over them

KOTOURA, Japan (Reuters) - Residents of a town on the Japanese coast held evacuation drills on Saturday to prepare for any launch of North Korean missiles toward the U.S. Pacific territory of Guam, that would fly over their homes.

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Lebanese army launches operation against Islamic State

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Lebanese army declared on Saturday that it had launched an offensive against an Islamic State enclave straddling the northeast border with Syria, a Lebanese security source said.

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NuTonomy hopes for second-quarter 2018 launch of paid Singapore self-driving car rides

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - U.S. self-driving car startup NuTonomy and southeast Asian ride services partner Grab hope to turn a test pilot in Singapore into a paid, commercial service as soon as the second quarter of next year, NuTonomy Chief Executive Karl Iagnemma said on Friday.

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NuTonomy hopes for Q2 2018 launch of paid Singapore self-driving car rides

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 18 (Reuters) - U.S. self-driving car startup NuTonomy and southeast Asian ride services partner Grab hope to turn a test pilot in Singapore into a paid, commercial service as soon as the second quarter of next year, NuTonomy Chief Executive Karl Iagnemma said on Friday.

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U.S. formally launches probe of China's intellectual property practices

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States on Friday formally launched an investigation into China's alleged theft of U.S. intellectual property, a widely expected move following a call from President Donald Trump earlier this week to determine whether one was needed.

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Solar eclipse to be streamed live for first time, from balloons

CHARLESTON, S.C. (Reuters) - Next week's solar eclipse will be streamed live online for the first time, from the vantage point of helium-filled balloons across the United States, providing the public with sky-high views as the moon blocks the sun.

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Romania negotiating to buy U.S. rocket systems worth $1.25 billion: Pentagon

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of mobile artillery rocket systems to Romania worth up to $1.25 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Friday.

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Romania negotiating to buy U.S. rocket systems worth $1.25 bln -Pentagon

WASHINGTON, Aug 18 (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department has approved the sale of mobile artillery rocket systems to Romania worth up to $1.25 billion, the Defense Security Cooperation Agency said on Friday.

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Top U.S. general reaffirms commitment to Japan amid North Korea tensions

TOKYO (Reuters) - The top U.S. general repeated Washington's "ironclad commitment" to the security of its close Asian ally, Japan, on Friday amid regional tensions over North Korea, telling his counterpart in Tokyo that "an attack on one is an attack on both of us".

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Top Two Officers on Navy Ship in Deadly Collision Off Japan to Be Relieved of Duties

The ship, the destroyer Fitzgerald, collided with a cargo freighter in the middle of the night, killing seven sailors.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. House Democrats launch probe into MS drug pricing

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - U.S. House Democrats said on Thursday they were launching an investigation into why prices for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) treatments have nearly quintupled since 2004, and they sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.

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U.S. to honor Japan defense pact 'without reservation': Tillerson

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on Thursday said the United States would honor its defense treaty agreements with Japan "without reservation" after talks in Washington with Japan's foreign and defense ministers focused on North Korea's nuclear and missile threats.

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House Democrats launch probe into MS drug pricing

NEW YORK, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Democrats on the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform said on Thursday they are launching an investigation into price increases for Multiple Sclerosis (MS) drugs and sent letters requesting information from seven drugmakers.

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U.S. e-sports platform to launch $100 million cryptocurrency sale in September

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Unikrn, a U.S. sports betting digital platform backed by some of the biggest names in media, entertainment and sports, will launch the sale of $100 million in cryptocurrency next month, the company's co-founder and chief executive officer, Rahul Sood, told Reuters in an interview earlier this week.

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Ex-Integra Gold executives launch new mining exploration company

VANCOUVER, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Three former executives of Integra Gold Corp, a small Canadian miner that was acquired last month for C$590 million ($467.51 million), have launched a new precious metals exploration company, the new venture's chief executive said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-SiriusXM Canada announces launch of two new channels

* SiriusXM Canada announces launch of two channels called Turbo and PopRocks which will launch on August 17 on SiriusXM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Turner to launch sports streaming service in 2018

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Turner Broadcasting System plans to launch a standalone sports streaming service for consumers in 2018, the Time Warner Inc unit said on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Hyundai Motor to launch electric vehicle with 500 km range after 2021

* Increases planned eco-friendly product range with 3 plug-ins

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Hyundai Motor to launch electric vehicle with 500 km range after 2021

SEOUL, Aug 17 (Reuters) - Hyundai Motor Co said on Thursday it will launch a long-range electric vehicle with a driving range of 500 km (311 miles) per charge after 2021, seeking to address investor concerns that it is lagging rivals in the green car race.

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BRIEF-SiriusXM launches two new music channels

* Sirius XM Holdings Inc- ‍Announced launch of two full-time music channels, Turbo and Poprocks​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japan's Nishikori to miss rest of season with wrist injury

(Reuters) - Japan's Kei Nishikori will miss the rest of the 2017 season after tearing a tendon in his right wrist, his manager said on Wednesday.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches next move by "Yankees"

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air manoeuvres with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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New satellite photos show objects on water near potential MH370 crash site

Newly-discovered satellite photos may have given scientists a fresh clue as to the location of Malaysian Airlines 370, one of the world's most famous aviation mysteries.

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U.S.-Japan conduct air drills as North Korea watches "Yankees'" next move

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese jets conducted air maneuvers with U.S. bombers southwest of the Korean peninsula on Wednesday as North Korea considered whether to fire missiles towards the U.S.-administered territory of Guam.

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China overtakes Japan as US' biggest creditor

America again owes more money to China than any other nation.

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U.S. WW2 veteran returns flag to family of fallen Japanese soldier

TOKYO (Reuters) - When U.S. Marine Marvin Strombo found a Japanese flag on the body of an enemy soldier during World War Two, he took and promised to one day return it to the family of his fallen foe.

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Nikkei struggles as NAFTA renegotiations rattle Japanese automakers

TOKYO, Aug 16 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average was nearly flat on Wednesday morning as investors stayed on the sidelines after sharp gains on the previous day, while Japan Airlines bucked the trend thanks to a brokerage's bullish view.

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US intel: N. Korea didn't need Ukraine's help with rocket engine

A US intelligence official knocked down claims that North Korea may have used illicit trade networks to purchase powerful rocket engines once produced by a Ukrainian factory that were instrumental to the Soviet missile program.

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Iran building long-range rocket factory in Syria: Israeli TV

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - An Israeli television report said on Tuesday that Iran is building a facility in northwest Syria to manufacture long-range rockets, and showed satellite images it said were of the site under construction.

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Former Miss America launches bid for Illinois attorney general

CHICAGO (Reuters) - A former Miss America and Harvard Law School graduate said on Tuesday she would seek the Republican nomination in Illinois' attorney general race next year.

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Japan PM sends ritual offering to war dead shrine on WW2 surrender anniversary

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to a controversial shrine to war dead on Tuesday, the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person in an apparent effort to avoid increasing regional tensions.

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Britain's May to lead business delegation to Japan

LONDON, Aug 15 (Reuters) - British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Japan this month for talks with her Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe to discuss Brexit, trade and defence, her office said on Tuesday.

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Japan PM Abe sends ritual offering to Yasukuni shrine for war dead

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe sent a ritual offering to the Yasukuni shrine for war dead on Tuesday to mark the anniversary of Japan's World War Two surrender, but did not visit in person, an apparent effort to avoid upsetting China and South Korea.

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US spy satellites detect activity in NK

US spy satellites spotted a mobile missile launcher capable of launching an intermediate range ballistic missile being moved in a way that leads the US military to believe preparations are being made for a possible launch, a senior US defense official tells CNN. CNN's Jim Sciutto reports.

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Matsuyama announces marriage and fatherhood, surprising Japan

CHARLOTTE, North Carolina (Reuters) - Hideki Matsuyama announced on Monday that he has been married since January and is now a father, news which caught Japanese media and fans by surprise.

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Tougher than steel: Japan looks to wood pulp to make lighter auto parts

KYOTO, Japan (Reuters) - The global push among carmakers to make ever lighter vehicles is leading some auto suppliers in Japan to turn to what seems like an unlikely substitute for steel - wood.

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JPMorgan launches new algo-driven 'dark pool' for stocks

NEW YORK (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co has begun trading on a new private stock trading venue, or "dark pool," that lets its clients use the bank's algorithms to buy or sell stocks at a benchmark price reached over a period of time.

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SpaceX to launch special cargo to space station

When the Falcon 9 rocket blasts off on Monday, one of the items on board will be a supercomputer built by Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

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Brexit campaigners launch bid to oust pro-EU finance minister

LONDON (Reuters) - One of the most vocal pro-Brexit campaign groups launched a campaign on Monday to oust finance minister Philip Hammond from parliament, saying he is part of a plot to stop Britain leaving the European Union.

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Egypt's Beltone Financial to launch $1 billion fixed income fund: CEO

CAIRO (Reuters) - Egypt's Beltone Financial will launch a $1 billion investment fund in fixed income instruments in September, its chief executive officer told Reuters on Monday.

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Japan’s Economy Grows Again, in Longest Streak in 11 Years

An uptick in domestic consumer and business spending suggests a rising optimism that the good times will continue. Government spending helped, too.

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BRIEF-Synlait Milk updates on Grass Fed Infant Formula U.S. launch‍​

* New timing will not have material impact on Synlait’s forecast FY18 volumes

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Japan preps for possible North Korea attack

Japan's missile interceptors are in position to thwart a possible North Korean missile launch. CNN'S Kyung Lah reports.

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Guam, Japan prepare for possible North Korea missile launch

North Korean military figures are putting the final touches on a plan to fire four missiles into the waters around the US-territory of Guam, to be presented to leader Kim Jong Un within days.

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SpaceX to launch powerful computer

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Japan GPS satellite launch postponed due to glitch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Saturday postponed the planned launch of an H-2A rocket tasked to put a geo-positioning satellite into orbit due to possible helium gas leakage, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd (MHI) said.

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Facebook OKs local firm's launch of Moments-like app in China: New York Times

(Reuters) - Facebook Inc, whose social media platform is blocked in China, authorized a local company to launch a photo-sharing application in the country in May, the New York Times reported, citing a person with knowledge of the company's plans.

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Naspers shares hit four-week lows after China launches cyber investigation

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - Shares of Naspers fell more than 3 percent to four-week lows on Friday after China launched an investigation into its top social media sites, including the South African media company's subsidiary Tencent's WeChat.

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Sumner Redstone heir launches app for TV viewers hooked on social media

NEW YORK, August 11(Reuters) - A grandson of media mogul Sumner Redstone is launching an app that he hopes will help television companies, like the ones his family controls, attract young television viewers who spend as much time texting and posting about shows as they do watching them.

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Trump’s Tough Talk on North Korea Puts Japan’s Leader in Delicate Spot

North Korea’s accelerating military advances — and President Trump’s volatile response — could complicate Japan’s close alliance with the United States.

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Tokyo does not own the Sea of Japan, China's air force chief says

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's air force chief defended military maneuvers in the Sea of Japan, saying the waters did not belong to Tokyo, after a Japanese defense review warned of increasing Chinese military activity there.

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BRIEF-Addvalue and Inmarsat sign agreement to launch inter-satellite data relay service

* Addvalue and Inmarsat sign agreement to launch inter-satellite data relay service

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Scientists create safer pig organs with goal of transplants for humans

(Reuters) - Scientists at a Massachusetts company seeking to make pig organs safe enough to be transplanted into humans have used gene-editing technology to clone piglets that lack a potentially dangerous retrovirus, according to a study released on Thursday.

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Paul makes Rockets debut against Warriors in opener

(The Sports Xchange) - The highly anticipated debuts of Chris Paul with the Houston Rockets and Gordon Hayward with the Boston Celtics will highlight the opening night of the NBA season, the league announced Thursday.

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BRIEF-Lockheed Martin successfully integrates first modernized A2100 satellite

* Lockheed Martin successfully integrates first modernized A2100 satellite

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Exclusive: Japan seeks Southeast Asia clout with chopper parts for Philippines military - sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's army will give thousands of helicopter parts to keep Philippine military choppers airborne, helping Tokyo gain clout with Manila in a contest with China to secure influence over the strategic South China Sea nation, four sources said.

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Chinese quantum satellite sends 'unbreakable' code

BEIJING (Reuters) - China has sent an "unbreakable" code from a satellite to the Earth, marking the first time space-to-ground quantum key distribution technology has been realized, state media said on Thursday.

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China offers rocket launchers, radar system to Malaysia: reports

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - China will offer Malaysia advanced rocket launchers and a radar system to be based on the southern tip of the Southeast Asian country, media reports have said, in a move that could raise security concerns for neighboring Singapore.

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Intimate shots of Japan's geisha apprentices

Gaining access into the enigmatic world of Japan's modern-day geishas is no easy task, but award-winning French photographer Philippe Marinig has managed to pull off just that.

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Facebook to launch redesign of video tab, called 'Watch'

SAN FRANCISCO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - Facebook Inc said on Wednesday that it plans to redesign how people watch videos on the world's largest social network and it announced plans for a slate of new exclusive shows covering subjects such as sports, travel and cooking.

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Japan's Takata files another attempt to stay U.S. air bag lawsuits

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japanese auto supplier Takata Corp filed for U.S. bankruptcy protection on Wednesday in an effort to pause lawsuits against the company over faulty air bag inflators - more than a month after its U.S. unit filed for bankruptcy in the same court.

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Crocodile rock: ancient beast named after Motörhead band's Lemmy

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A ferocious sea-going crocodile that menaced coastal waters about 164 million years ago during the Jurassic Period has been given a name honoring the similarly ferocious heavy-metal rocker Lemmy, the late front man for the British band Motörhead.

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It's a bird! It's a plane! No, it's a prehistoric gliding mammal

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - In dense Chinese forests populated by dinosaurs 160 million years ago, two furry critters resembling flying squirrels glided from tree to tree, showing that even in such a perilous neighborhood early mammals had succeeded in going airborne.

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Engraved prehistoric human bones show ritualistic cannibalism

LONDON (Reuters) - Engravings on a human bone from a prehistoric archaeological site in a cave in southern England shows that human cannibals ate their prey and then performed ritualistic burials with the remains, scientists said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Southern Arc invests $5 million in Japan Gold Corp

* Southern Arc invests $5 million in Japan Gold Corp. Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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North Korea’s Potential Targets: South Korea, Japan and Guam

Pyongyang has the capability to launch a devastating military attack on Seoul, and its missiles could hit Tokyo and perhaps Guam.

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Conservative group launches $2.5M ad buy on tax reform

A conservative group is launching a major $2.5 million ad buy Wednesday to ramp up public pressure on Republican members of Congress to address tax reform.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's Japan raises annual profit forecast as consumer appetite recovers

* Upgrades FY op forecast to Y16.5 bln from Y15 bln previously

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Tech-savvy farmers a new hope for Japan's shrinking agriculture sector

YAMAMOTO-CHO, Japan (Reuters) - A new breed of younger, business- and tech-savvy farmers are transforming Japan's shrinking agriculture sector with cutting edge techniques and marketing strategies, giving new hope to an industry in slow decline.

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Japan Display to save $455 million a year from structural reforms

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc on Wednesday said it would reduce 50 billion yen ($455 million) in annual fixed costs through restructuring steps, including consolidating production sites and cutting jobs.

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McDonald's Japan raises annual profit forecast as consumer appetite recovers

TOKYO, Aug 9 (Reuters) - McDonald's Holdings Co Japan Ltd upgraded its full year profit outlook on Wednesday as the fast-food chain sustained a recovery from a series of food scandals that hit consumer appetites.

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Japanese fighters conducted air drills with U.S. B-1B bombers on Tuesday

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said it had conducted joint air drills with U.S. supersonic bombers in Japanese skies close to the Korean peninsula on Tuesday as tension in the region escalates amid North Korea's continued ballistic missile tests.

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BRIEF-MGM Resorts ‍announces appointment of Jason P. Hyland as President of MGM Resorts Japan​

* Says ‍announced appointment of Jason P. Hyland as representative officer and president of MGM Resorts Japan​

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BRIEF-Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco, Los Angeles to Mexico City

* Alaska Airlines launches nonstop service from San Francisco and Los Angeles to Mexico City

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BRIEF-Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Yahoo Japan forming a JV- Nikkei‍​

* Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group and Yahoo Japan are forming a joint venture - Nikkei‍​

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FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

(Reuters) - Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced plans for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.

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U.S. FDA to launch campaign against e-cigarette use among youth

Aug 8 (Reuters) - Hot on the heels of its proposal to lower nicotine levels in cigarettes, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration on Tuesday announced plans for an education campaign to discourage use of electronic cigarettes among youth.

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U.S. to haul stricken destroyer from Japan back to U.S. for repairs

TOKYO (Reuters) - The U.S. Navy on Tuesday said it will haul the guided missile destroyer severely damaged in a collision with a freighter in Japanese waters back to the United States for repairs as soon as September.

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BRIEF-Mylan launches Avonza in India

* Mylan Pharmaceuticals- received marketing authorization from Drug Controller General of India for antiretroviral drug Avonza Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Now a tropical storm, Noru rakes Japan's main island

TOKYO (Reuters) - Typhoon Noru raked Japan's main island of Honshu with heavy rains and strong winds on Tuesday, despite being downgraded to a tropical storm, flooding rivers and prompting the evacuation of thousands at one point, but staying well away from Tokyo.

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Japan Display may seek outside investor for turnaround: Nikkei

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Display Inc is considering seeking funds from an outside investor to help finance an overhaul of its ailing smartphone screen-making business, including 3,500 job cuts, the Nikkei business daily reported on Tuesday.

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Japan defense review warns of enhanced North Korea threats

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan warned on Tuesday of the acute threat posed by North Korea's weapons programs as Pyongyang's continued series of missile and nuclear tests, in defiance of U.N. sanctions, brings technological progress to the reclusive state.

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Rocket Lab says fixes test flight glitch which terminated first launch

WELLINGTON (Reuters) - Rocket Lab, a Silicon Valley-funded space launch company, said a contractor's error was to blame for its maiden flight failing to reach orbit in May, but that the problem had been fixed ahead of another planned launch in the next two months.

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Security source says initial information shows Islamic State fired rockets into Lebanon

BEIRUT (Reuters) - A Lebanese security source said there was initial information that Islamic State had fired seven Grad rockets into Lebanon on Monday from its enclave on the border with Syria, without causing any injuries.

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Fired by Trump, former Attorney Bharara launches podcast

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Preet Bharara, the former U.S. Attorney in Manhattan who became a scourge of Wall Street wrongdoers before President Donald Trump fired him in March, will soon have a new outlet to voice his criticism of the White House: a podcast.

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Illinois comptroller launches public push for bond sale

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza released a public plea on Monday urging the governor to quickly sell up to $6 billion of bonds to help pay off overdue bills before the state debt authorization expires at year end.

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BRIEF-MannKind and One Drop partner to launch the A-one clinical trial

* MannKind and One Drop partner to launch the A-one clinical trial

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Australia, Japan, U.S. call for South China Sea code to be legally binding

MANILA (Reuters) - Australia, Japan and the United States on Monday urged Southeast Asian nations and China to ensure that a South China Sea code of conduct they have committed to draft will be legally binding.

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Politics is faster, more effective in Japan's capital, new governor says

TOKYO (Reuters) - Popular Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike is often spoken of as a candidate to become Japan's first female prime minister - but for now, the former lawmaker is having too much fun as top leader of the capital, where she says she can get things done.

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Japan, Russia need to enhance trust before gas pipeline plans: minister

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and Russia need to work on building a more trusting relationship before any plans to build a natural gas pipeline between the two nations can be fulfilled, Japan's Minister for Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said on Monday.

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Weakening Typhoon Noru brings heavy rain, edges closer to Japanese heartland

TOKYO (Reuters) - A weakening Typhoon Noru churned closer to central Japan on Monday, pounding parts of the country with torrential rain, but it had lost much of the strength that at one point made it the world's strongest storm this year.

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Japan Marks Hiroshima Anniversary, With North Korea on Its Mind

Amid ceremonies marking the 72nd anniversary of the American bombing, fears over a fast-advancing nuclear program rose jarringly to the surface.

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Venezuelan men in military uniform say launching uprising: video

CARACAS (Reuters) - A video circulating on Sunday showed group of men in military uniform saying they were launching an uprising in the city of Valencia to restore democracy in Venezuela.

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At least two dead as weakening Typhoon Noru nears main Japanese islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - A slow-moving but weakening Typhoon Noru, at one point the strongest storm in the world this year, approached the main islands of Japan on Sunday, leaving two people dead and prompting evacuation advisories to be issued for hundreds of thousands.

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British government launches review to cut long-term energy costs

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's government launched a review on how best to reduce long-term energy bills for households and business on Sunday, prompted in part by concern that high electricity costs could damage industrial competitiveness.

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Golf: Park rockets up leaderboard at women's British Open

LONDON (Reuters) - South Korea's Inbee Park rocketed up the women's British Open leaderboard with eight birdies in a superb third-round 64 at Kingsbarns on Saturday -- moving to within a stroke of overnight leader In-Kyung Kim on 10 under.

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UPDATE 1-Apple to launch watches that can make calls - Bloomberg

Aug 4 (Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Apple to launch watches that can make calls: Bloomberg

(Reuters) - Apple Inc plans to release a version of its smartwatch later this year that can connect directly to cellular networks, Bloomberg reported on Friday, citing people familiar with the matter.

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Israel launches preliminary investigation of Amman embassy shootings

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Friday it would conduct a preliminary investigation into the July 23 shooting to death of two Jordanians by a guard at its Amman embassy who the kingdom says should face criminal prosecution.

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BRIEF-Cboe holdings to open satellite Hong Kong AIPAC office in Q3 - Conf call

* We will be opening a satellite Hong Kong AIPAC office in the third quarter - Conf call

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Rockets, gunfire test new Russia-backed truce near Syria's Homs: monitor

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Warring sides exchanged rocket and gunfire north of the Syrian city of Homs overnight, hours after a Russia-backed truce took effect, a war monitor said on Friday, while heavy rocket fire also marred a similar deal east of the capital Damascus.

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Japan PM Abe's support rebounds after cabinet reshuffle

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's support bounced up after a cabinet reshuffle, media polls showed on Friday, a development likely to help tighten his grip on power, shaken by recent scandals and a crushing loss in Tokyo elections.

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Japan trade minister welcomes cooperation between Toyota and Mazda

TOKYO, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Japanese Trade Minister Hiroshige Seko said on Friday he welcomed the cooperation between Toyota Motor Corp and Mazda Motor Corp on producing cars with next-generation technology.

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Japan police scrutinize wreckage after blaze at world's largest fish market

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police and fire investigators sifted through the charred wreckage of parts of the world's largest fish market, a day after fire tore through seven buildings at the popular Tokyo tourist site.

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Southwest Japan braces for Typhoon Noru

TOKYO (Reuters) - A wide swathe of southwest Japan, including areas devastated by torrential rains last month, on Friday braced for more rain as Typhoon Noru, at one point the world's strongest storm this year, churned closer to the country's main islands.

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Raytheon wins end to whistleblower's $1 billion satellite lawsuit

(Reuters) - Raytheon Co on Thursday won the dismissal of a $1 billion whistleblower lawsuit accusing the defense contractor of overbilling the U.S. government on a contract for satellite sensors, nearly 1-1/2 years after a federal appeals court revived the case.

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Wall Street Journal: Mueller launches grand jury

Justice Department Special Counsel Robert Mueller has launched a grand jury in his investigation of Russian influence in the 2016 election, The Wall Street Journal reported Thursday.

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Art Review: Bamboo Japanese-Style, From Dynastic Masters of the Art

The Met’s first exhibition to focus on bamboo basketry and sculpture traces the material’s presence throughout Japanese visual culture.

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BRIEF-S&P Dow Jones Indices, Mexican Stock Exchange launch S&P/BMV IPC VIX index‍​

* S&P Dow Jones Indices, Mexican Stock Exchange announced launch of the new S&P/BMV IPC VIX index‍​

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Brick by brick: satellite images could identify slave labor in India

LONDON (Reuters) - Researchers in England are hoping to help root out modern day slavery in northern India by using detailed satellite imagery to locate brick kilns - sites that are notorious for using millions of slaves, including children.

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Shinzo Abe of Japan Reshuffles Cabinet, Hoping to Shore Up Falling Support

Mr. Abe turned to moderates and experienced policy makers, suggesting a change of focus away from contentious issues like amending the pacifist Constitution.

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UPDATE 1-Amazon picks its first Australian warehouse, a step towards launching

* Union concerned by 2016 German industrial dispute (Recasts throughout, adds new country manager, union reax, shares)

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Japan PM names safe hands in Cabinet reshuffle but makes maverick top diplomat

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, beset by scandals and falling support, opted almost entirely for safe hands over fresh faces in a Cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, but the changes may not give him the boost in support he wants.

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Born this way? Researchers explore the science of gender identity

NEW YORK (Reuters) - While President Donald Trump has thrust transgender people back into the conflict between conservative and liberal values in the United States, geneticists are quietly working on a major research effort to unlock the secrets of gender identity.

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Taro Aso reappointed as Japanese finance minister, new foreign minister named

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has chosen his new cabinet, reappointing key economic ministers but replacing his defense and foreign ministers in a sweeping reshuffle, the top government spokesman said on Thursday.

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Australia's money-laundering watchdog launches civil lawsuit against CBA

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Australia's anti money-laundering regulator said on Thursday it launched civil legal proceedings against the Commonwealth Bank of Australia for breaches of money-laundering and counter-terrorism financing rules.

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Amazon picks its first Australian warehouse, a step towards launching

SYDNEY (Reuters) - U.S. retail giant Amazon.com unveiled the location of its first warehouse in Australia on Thursday, picking an industrial area outside Melbourne in a major step towards launching operations in the world's 12th-largest economy.

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Japan's Abe looks likely to opt for safe hands in cabinet rejig

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Shinzo Abe, beset by scandals and a recent crushing loss in Tokyo elections, is likely to opt for safe hands over new faces in a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday that may not deliver the prime minister as much of a boost as he hopes.

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US Air Force test-launches missile

As tensions between the US and North Korea continue to rise, the US Air Force test-launched an intercontinental ballistic missile to show its ability to defend itself. CNN's Barbara Starr reports.

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U.S. launches opioid fraud and detection unit

(Reuters) - U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions unveiled on Wednesday a plan to go after doctors and pharmacies suspected of healthcare fraud by over-prescribing and unbridled distribution of addictive pain medications known as opioids.

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At U.N., Western powers warn Iran rocket test a 'threatening step'

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - The United States, Britain, France and Germany warned the United Nations on Wednesday that Iran had taken "a threatening and provocative step" by testing a rocket capable of delivering satellites into orbit and asked the U.N. chief to investigate.

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BRIEF-Takeda and Cardurion Pharmaceuticals launch cardiovascular development partnership

* Takeda and Cardurion Pharmaceuticals launch cardiovascular development partnership

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Bubbles in Hong Kong harbor are Japanese artist's thought-stirrer

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Millions of bubbles floated across Hong Kong's Victoria Harbour on Wednesday, the latest public art exhibition by Japanese artist Shinji Ohmaki.

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Kimiko Date set to play in Japan Women's Open tennis at 46

TOKYO (Reuters) - Former world number four Kimiko Date has been invited to play in next month's Japan Women's Open barely a fortnight before she turns 47, the Japan Tennis Association said on Wednesday.

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Successful launch for two Israeli-made observation satellites

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel Aerospace Industries (IAI) [ISRAI.UL] said on Wednesday that two of its observation satellites were successfully launched into space.

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Recent Japanese radiation mishap deemed level 2 incident

TOKYO (Reuters) - An accident at a Japanese nuclear research facility in June that exposed five workers to radiation has been initially deemed a Level 2 'incident' on an international scale for radiological releases, the Nuclear Regulation Authority said on Wednesday.

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See Navy ship make historic launch

The US Navy's newest aircraft carrier, the USS Gerald R. Ford, launched its first fighter jet using the electromagnetic launch system and then recovered aircraft.

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Former Japanese defense minister Onodera to take post again: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will appoint Itsunori Onodera as defense minister in a Cabinet reshuffle scheduled for Thursday, NHK television reported on Wednesday.

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Japanese Foreign Minister Kishida set to take key ruling party post: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida is set to take a key policy position in Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling Liberal Democratic Party (LDP) in a cabinet reshuffle on Thursday, NHK public broadcaster said on Wednesday.

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Federer to launch hardcourt campaign in Montreal

(Reuters) - Grand slam king Roger Federer will kick off his North American hardcourt campaign and buildup to the U.S. Open by competing at the Rogers Cup in Montreal, the Swiss confirmed on Tuesday.

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Senators Launch Bipartisan Effort to Shore Up Obamacare

The Senate health committee will begin drafting legislation to stabilize and strengthen the individual insurance market, Senator Lamar Alexander said.

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India's Paytm plans to launch messaging service to rival WhatsApp

MUMBAI (Reuters) - India's leading digital payments firm Paytm plans to launch a messaging service to rival Facebook Inc's WhatsApp by the end of this month, a source familiar with the matter said on Tuesday.

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Japan to start work on revising basic energy policy next week

TOKYO (Reuters) - Tokyo will begin discussions on a revision of Japan's basic energy plan next week, Minister of Economy, Trade and Industry Hiroshige Seko said, although he expects no change in the basic structure of energy policy established in 2014.

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Japan environment minister urges Chubu Elec coal-fired power project be reconsidered

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's environment minister on Tuesday urged that Chubu Electric Power Co's plans for a major new coal-fired power plant be reconsidered, or even scrapped, amid growing concerns that Japan may miss emissions reductions targets.

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Japan's Honda posts stronger-than-expected first quarter operating profit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Honda Motor Co. posted a 0.9 percent rise in operating profit for the first quarter as strong Asian sales of cars and motorcycles helped offset a slide in North American demand, while a positive currency impact also aided the bottom line.

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Heads Up: Where Sand Dunes and Camels in Japan Evoke the Sahara

Leaving behind immense crowds in Tokyo, the writer and her family make a getaway to Tottori and its unlikely landscape on the west coast of Japan.

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UPDATE 3-Charter surges as Japan's SoftBank considers bid

July 31 (Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc's shares surged to a record high on Monday after a source said Japan's SoftBank Group Corp was considering an acquisition offer, even as Charter shot down the possibility of it being the acquirer in any merger with SoftBank's U.S. wireless carrier, Sprint Corp.

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RPT-UPDATE 3-Utilities ditch reactors that launched US nuclear renaissance

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 31 (Reuters) - South Carolina utilities said on Monday they are abandoning two unfinished reactors that were once hailed as the start of a U.S. nuclear power renaissance before they were dogged by billions of dollars in cost overruns.

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Scientists develop scorpion 'milking machine' for disease research

CASABLANCA, Morocco (Reuters) - Extracting venom from scorpions can be a dangerous, but rewarding, task.

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Utilities ditch reactors that launched U.S. nuclear renaissance

COLUMBIA, S.C. (Reuters) - Two South Carolina utilities said on Monday they are abandoning two unfinished reactors that were hailed as the start of a U.S. nuclear power renaissance before they were dogged by billions of dollars in cost overruns.

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UPDATE 1-Utilities ditch reactors that launched US nuclear renaissance

COLUMBIA, S.C., July 31 (Reuters) - Two South Carolina utilities said on Monday they are abandoning two unfinished reactors that were hailed as the start of a U.S. nuclear power renaissance before they were dogged by billions of dollars in cost overruns.

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Charter surges as Japan's SoftBank considers bid

(Reuters) - Charter Communications Inc's shares surged to a record high on Monday after a source said Japan's SoftBank Group Corp was considering an acquisition offer, even as Charter has shot down the possibility of it being the acquirer in any merger with SoftBank's U.S. wireless carrier, Sprint Corp .

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Exclusive: Qatar launches wide-ranging WTO complaint against trade boycott

GENEVA (Reuters) - Qatar filed a wide-ranging legal complaint at the World Trade Organization on Monday to challenge a trade boycott by Saudi Arabia, Bahrain and United Arab Emirates, Qatar's WTO representative Ali Alwaleed al-Thani told Reuters.

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RPT-BRIEF-ICE Futures U.S. plans to launch a new London silver daily futures contract

* ICE Futures U.S. plans to launch a new london silver daily futures contract on September 5, 2017, pending regulatory review Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-‍CardioFocus receives approval For HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System from Japanese Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare

* Japanese Ministry Of Health, Labour, Welfare approved Heartlight Endoscopic Ablation for treatment of Paroxysmal Atrial Fibrillation in Japan​

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BRIEF-Perrigo announces the launch of the AB rated generic version of Transderm Scop 1.5 mg

* Perrigo announces the launch of the AB rated generic version of Transderm Scop 1.5 mg

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Japan PM Abe's 'Holy Grail' of revising pacifist constitution increasingly elusive

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has achieved much of his conservative security agenda since taking office in 2012 but unless he can revive his flagging popularity, his goal of revising the pacifist constitution is likely to elude his grasp.

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U.S. says time for China to act on North Korea, Japan's Abe talks to Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and agreed on the need for further action on North Korea just hours after the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said the United States is "done talking about North Korea".

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U.S. Ambassador to U.N. says time for China to act, Japan PM Abe speaks with Trump

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke with U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday and agreed on the need for further action on North Korea just hours after the U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations said the United States is "done talking about North Korea".

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US tests defense system after North Korea missile launch

The United States said it conducted a successful missile defense test in the Pacific Ocean on Sunday amid growing tensions with North Korea.

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Japan PM's party avoids embarrassing defeat with win in Yokohama

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc avoided an embarrassing defeat on Sunday as an ally won reelection as mayor of Yokohama, with the premier planning to reshuffle his cabinet this week in an effort to boost his sagging support ratings.

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EU executive launches action against Poland over judiciary reform

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - The European Commission has launched legal action against Poland's reforms to its judiciary and given Warsaw a month to respond, it said on Saturday.

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US puts new sanctions on Iran after launch

The Treasury Department placed sanctions Friday on six Iran-based satellite companies following a recent Iranian rocket launch that State Department officials warn breached a UN Security Council resolution.

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Robot that dived into Washington, D.C., fountain not victim of 'foul play'

(Reuters) - A security robot named STEVE that plunged into a Washington, D.C., fountain while on patrol was not a victim of foul play and instead took a tumble after skidding on a "loose brick surface," its manufacturer said on Friday.

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The Pilot in the Cockpit? In Japan, He Might Be a Retiree

Many retired people in the country have returned to the work force as the population dwindles and jobs go unfilled, including Shigekazu Miyazaki, who is still flying at 65.

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U.S. Treasury slaps sanctions on Iranian companies after satellite launch

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury imposed sanctions on Friday on six subsidiaries of an Iranian company key to Iran's ballistic missile program in response to Tehran's "continued provocative actions," including Thursday's launch of a space launch vehicle.

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Iran denies rocket test violates U.N. resolution

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran denied on Friday U.S. accusations that its test of a rocket that can put satellites into orbit violated a U.N resolution and said Washington's "rhetoric" was a sign of bad faith towards Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers.

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Three-man crew launches to space station as U.S. steps up research

CAPE CANAVERAL, Fla. (Reuters) - A trio of astronauts from the United States, Russia and Italy headed for the International Space Station on Friday, a step toward boosting U.S. research projects aboard the orbiting laboratory.

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North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile, the Pentagon Says

The American military said it was still assessing the situation. A missile test by North Korea earlier this month showed it was capable of reaching Alaska.

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Japan PM: North Korea launched missile, may have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Saturday that North Korea had fired a missile that may have landed in Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ).

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US detects North Korea missile launch

The US has detected a ballistic missile launch out of North Korea at approximately 10:45 am. EST on Friday, the Pentagon confirmed to CNN.

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GLOBAL LNG-Prices lifted on demand from Japan and India

LONDON/SINGAPORE, July 28 (Reuters) - Asian spot LNG prices extended gains with demand coming from India and Japan, while recent export disruptions from Peru left Royal Dutch Shell shopping for replacement supply.

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Amazon's Singapore quick delivery stalls as demand overwhelms at launch

SINGAPORE, July 28 (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc's Prime Now quick delivery service in Singapore, which launched on Thursday and kicked off its push into Southeast Asia, has been overwhelmed by demand, preventing it from taking on fresh orders.

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Burp! Singapore scientists hope for probiotic beer hit

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - It's a breakthrough worth raising a glass to.

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UPDATE 3-Japan to hike tariffs on frozen beef imports from U.S., other nations

* Hike to hurt U.S. beef producers, Japan restaurants -trade body

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Japan's defense minister resigns

Japan's Defense Minister has resigned following allegations she helped to suppress the release of sensitive defense documents, in the latest blow to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Cabinet as his popularity continues to dive.

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Japan chief cabinet secretary Suga says Japan to impose additional sanctions on North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga said on Friday that Japan will impose additional sanctions on North Korea, which has made no secret of its plans to develop a nuclear-tipped missile.

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Japan defense minister quits amid plunging support for PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Embattled Japanese Defence Minister Tomomi Inada on Friday said she was resigning, after a series of gaffes, missteps and a cover-up at her ministry that have contributed to a sharp plunge in public support for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe.

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Priebus' standing questioned as Scaramucci launches attack

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U.S. says Iran rocket test breaches U.N. resolution

DUBAI/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Iran successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an action the United States said breaches a U.N. Security Council resolution because of its potential use in ballistic missile development.

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Iran Reports Successful Launch of Missile as U.S. Considers New Sanctions

The missile test is likely to infuriate President Trump but is not prohibited under the 2015 nuclear agreement between Iran and a group of six nations led by the United States.

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Investigation launched after 50-1 horse racing winner found to be imposter

LONDON (Reuters) - Confusion reigned at a British race meeting when a 50-1 winner was discovered to have been an imposter, the British Horseracing Authority (BHA) said on Thursday.

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Iran claims successful rocket test, move likely to anger U.S.

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran has successfully tested a rocket that can deliver satellites into orbit, state television reported on Thursday, an event likely to raise tensions with the United States because of its potential use in a ballistic missile.

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EU launches new aid scheme for Greece to help refugees with rent, cash

ATHENS (Reuters) - The European Commission offered 209 million euros ($245 million)in new emergency aid for Greece on Thursday to help refugees stranded in the country rent homes and pay for basics with a cash card.

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Japanese companies plan hydrogen supply chain project

TOKYO (Reuters) - A consortium of Japanese companies plans to launch what it says is world's first hydrogen supply chain demonstration project, part of the country's goal of becoming a "hydrogen society".

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UPDATE 1-Singapore slings? Taking on Alibaba, Amazon launches Prime Now in the city state

* Singapore to be test bed for fast-growing SE Asia - analysts

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Four of six Japanese detained in China return to Japan

TOKYO (Reuters) - Four of six Japanese citizens detained in China since March on suspicion of "illegal activities" have been released, Japan's top government spokesman said on Thursday.

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Goldman launches new online lending strategy for mass affluent

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc is launching a new digital platform where customers of other wealth management firms and brokerages can apply for loans, the bank said on Thursday.

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Venezuelans launch 2-day strike

Thousands of Venezuelans are rallying against President Nicolas Maduro's regime, and now the United States is joining them.

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Former Japanese defense minister may replace scandal-hit Inada: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - A former Japanese defense minister may be chosen to replace the embattled incumbent minister, who is under pressure due to a cover-up scandal that has reportedly also prompted the army chief to resign, media said on Thursday.

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Singapore slings? Taking on Alibaba, Amazon launches Prime Now in the city state

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Amazon.com Inc launched its two-hour delivery service in Singapore on Thursday, marking the e-commerce giant's push into populous Southeast Asia and its first head-on battle with its Chinese rival, Alibaba Group Holding.

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Official: N. Korea could launch ICBM by 2018

Officials tell CNN that North Korea will be able to launch a reliable nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by early 2018. CNN's Will Ripley reports.

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Apple supplier Japan Display seeks $893 million to fund restructuring: Nikkei

(Reuters) - Liquid crystal display panels manufacturer Japan Display Inc is seeking about 100 billion yen ($893 million) from its main creditors to fund an ongoing restructuring, the Nikkei reported on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Foxconn announces launch of intelligent manufacturing ecosystem in U.S.

* Foxconn announces launch of intelligent manufacturing ecosystem in U.S.

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BRIEF-Coca-Cola Zero sugar launches in U.S.

* Coca-Cola Zero sugar launches in U.S. with new and improved real Coca-Cola taste Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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British tulle artist Benjamin Shine launches New York exhibit

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Artist Benjamin Shine hopes the launch of a new installation featuring his signature tulle fabrics in a New York department store window display at Bergdorf Goodman will inspire passersby to pause and self-reflect.

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US: N. Korea could launch reliable nuclear-capable missile by 2018

The US believes that North Korea will be able to launch a reliable nuclear-capable intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) by early 2018, a US official familiar with the latest intelligence assessment confirmed to CNN Wednesday.

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Milan prosecutors launch investigation into UniCredit's cyber breach: sources

MILAN (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Milan have launched a probe into a data breach at UniCredit affecting around 400,000 customers of the Italian bank, judicial sources said on Wednesday.

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Earthquake of magnitude 6.1 strikes off Japan's Okinawa: USGS

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - An earthquake of magnitude 6.1 struck off Japan's island of Okinawa on Wednesday, the United States Geological Survey said.

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Japan aluminium industry fears U.S. trade action may prompt retaliation

* Japan aluminium exports to U.S. make up about 10 pct of total

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BRIEF-Microsoft India announces launch of Microsoft Kaizala

Source text - Microsoft India today announced the launch of Microsoft Kaizala, a mobile-only product designed for large group communications and work management. Microsoft Kaizala makes it simple for organizations to seamlessly communicate, collaborate and complete tasks, bringing together desktop users and mobile-only users who may be within or outside their organizations. Microsoft India also announced the launch of its enterprise version, Kaizala Pro that allows organizations to have full adm

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Japan environment minister to urge to rethink on coal project: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's environment minister is likely to recommend the trade ministry reconsider a coal-fired power project planned by Chubu Electric Power Co amid concerns over rising carbon emissions, local media said on Wednesday.

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Russia’s Kaspersky Lab launches free antivirus software globally

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Moscow-based Kaspersky Lab on Tuesday announced it was rolling out a free version of its antivirus software across the globe, a product launch that comes amid mounting suspicion in the United States that the cyber firm is vulnerable to Russian government influence.

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BRIEF-Tesoro to launch Arco brand in Mexico

* Tesoro -reached agreement that will enable company to supply transportation fuels and launch arco brand in states of Sonora And Baja California, Mexico

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Pro-Kurdish party launches protests against Turkish crackdown

DIYARBAKIR, Turkey (Reuters) - Turkey's pro-Kurdish parliamentary opposition launched three months of protests on Tuesday against a state crackdown which has seen dozens of lawmakers and mayors jailed over suspected links to militant separatists.

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US missile launch expected in Alaska

A missile launch from a Kodiak, Alaska, facility is expected this weekend, according to the US Coast Guard.