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Vietnam jails former PetroVietnam official for life, another for 13 years

HANOI (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam sentenced one former official from state oil and gas group PetroVietnam to life in prison and another to 13 years on Monday for embezzlement and violating state rules amid a widespread corruption crackdown, state media said.

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Vietnam sentences former official to 13 years jail amid corruption crackdown: state media

HANOI (Reuters) - A court in Vietnam sentenced a former politburo member to 13 years in prison on Thursday for violating state regulations amid a widespread corruption crackdown, the state-run Voice of Vietnam reported.

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5 ways the shutdown could be bad for your health

A government shutdown could potentially hurt the health of more than the government workers who will be plagued with the uncertainty and stress of not knowing when they'll get back to work and collect a paycheck. The shutdown could impact you, too.

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Opinion: Four ways Trump's first year has made us less safe

The Trump team, like so many administrations before them, has been preparing to sell the accomplishments of its first year in office. If the government shuts down, these efforts won't matter because it will all be overshadowed by the impact of the loss of government services on the public and a debate about who is responsible.

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BRIEF-Kawasaki Heavy Industries Appears Likely To Receive Orders To Build Cars For New York City's Subways - Nikkei

* KAWASAKI HEAVY INDUSTRIES APPEARS LIKELY TO RECEIVE ORDERS TO BUILD ABOUT 1,600 CARS FOR NEW YORK CITY'S SUBWAYS - NIKKEI

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BRIEF-Airbus in talks with British Airways on new A380s sale - Bloomberg

* AIRBUS IS IN TALKS WITH BRITISH AIRWAYS ON NEW A380S SALE - BLOOMBERG CITING SOURCES Source: https://bloom.bg/2DrF9SX Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bank Of Commerce Holdings Reports Quarterly EPS $0.00

* BANK OF COMMERCE HOLDINGS - QTRLY NET INTEREST INCOME $10.9 MILLION VERSUS $9.4 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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French police clash with prison guards in protest over jail conditions

PARIS (Reuters) - French riot police clashed on Friday with striking prison guards who accuse the government of doing little to counter spiraling violence and Islamist activism inside the country's overcrowded jails.

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BRIEF-Golden Ocean: John Fredriksen's ‍Hemen Holding owns 34.2 pct after delivery of vessel

* GOLDEN OCEAN GROUP LTD: ‍HEMEN HOLDING LIMITED, WHICH IS INDIRECTLY CONTROLLED BY JOHN FREDRIKSEN FOR BENEFIT OF HIS IMMEDIATE FAMILY, HAS RECEIVED 2,000,000 COMMON SHARES IN COMPANY AS PART OF SETTLEMENT OF PURCHASE PRICE FOR VESSEL​

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BRIEF-HSBC Holdings Says It Settles Foreign Exchange Investigation With U.S. DoJ

* SAYS IT SETTLES FOREIGN EXCHANGE INVESTIGATION WITH THE US DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE‍​

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BRIEF-Crown Holdings Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes

* CROWN HOLDINGS - ‍HAS PRICED ITS OFFERINGS OF EUR 500 MILLION PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF 2.875% SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2026​

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Exclusive: Blackstone's Hill hands hedge fund reins to McCormick

BOSTON (Reuters) - After nearly two decades of growing Blackstone Group into the world's biggest hedge fund investor with some $74 billion in assets, J. Tomilson Hill is passing the baton.

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Emirates hands Airbus A380 superjumbo a lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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Emirates hands Airbus A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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Emirates hands A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion order

NANTES, France (Reuters) - Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world's biggest passenger jet from death row and securing its future for at least another decade.

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Lexus, Infiniti luxury car brands test ways to fight Tesla, German rivals

DETROIT (Reuters) - Japanese luxury auto brands Lexus and Infiniti are using the Detroit auto show to test new ways to regain momentum against Germany's prestige automakers and Silicon Valley's Tesla Inc .

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Old hands in South Korea Bitcoin market unfazed by threats of ban

SEOUL/HONG KONG (Reuters) - Threats of a potential cryptocurrency trading ban in South Korea have scared many investors away, but some veterans of the young market are defiant, saying restrictions would be relatively easy to circumvent.

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Trump Hands Out ‘Fake News Awards,’ Sans the Red Carpet

President Trump made good on his promise to honor the media’s “most corrupt & biased,” delivering his awards in a blog post.

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Assistant to Goldman Sachs Executive Stole and Sold His Rare Wines, U.S. Says

Prize bottles of wine valued at more than $1.2 million were surreptitiously sold, prosecutors said.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalised with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalised earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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Goldman co-COO's ex-assistant charged with stealing $1.2 million of wine

NEW YORK (Reuters) - A former personal assistant to Goldman Sachs Group Inc Co-Chief Operating Officer David Solomon has been charged with stealing hundreds of bottles of wine worth more than $1.2 million from his former boss.

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Goldman co-COO's ex-assistant charged with stealing $1.2 mln of wine

NEW YORK, Jan 17 (Reuters) - A former personal assistant to Goldman Sachs Group Inc Co-Chief Operating Officer David Solomon has been charged with stealing hundreds of bottles of wine worth more than $1.2 million from his former boss.

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Elderly American-Iranian jailed in Iran hospitalized with heart problems: lawyer

BEIRUT (Reuters) - An 81-year old American-Iranian imprisoned in Iran, Baquer Namazi, was hospitalized earlier this week due to a drop in blood pressure and an irregular heartbeat, his lawyer said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-CLAL Insurance Enterprises Holdings Ltd Reports 5.04 pct Passive Stake In Ormat Technologies As Of Jan. 7, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS 5.04 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN ORMAT TECHNOLOGIES INC AS OF JANUARY 7, 2018 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text - (http://bit.ly/2mCQZye)

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4 ways to get a better job in 2018

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UPDATE 2-Qatar Airways says offered 25 pct stake by U.S. startup airline

* CEO concerned about Airbus management changes (Adds details, comments, background)

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Pursuits: In Dubai, Flying With the Falcons

Away from the skyscraper-dominated megalopolis of urban Dubai, an outing aboard a hot-air balloon offers participants a bird’s-eye view of a falcon’s realm.

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Hong Kong democracy leader Joshua Wong jailed a second time for 2014 protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong, 21, was sentenced to a second jail term of three months on Wednesday for his role in the 2014 pro-democracy "Umbrella Movement" street occupations.

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My Detox: Persimmons for Breakfast, Two (Healthy) Ways

Each November, chef Angela Dimayuga gets a shipment of the fruit from her mother — and blends them into smoothies or puts them on top of porridge.

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The Pour: From Ontario, Cool-Climate Wines of Beauty and Vision

Though better known for ice wines, the regions near Lake Ontario produce gorgeous dry wines, and their potential is only beginning to be explored.

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BRIEF-Compass Diversified Holdings Announces Retirement Of Alan B. Offenberg And Names Elias J. Sabo As CEO

* COMPASS DIVERSIFIED HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES RETIREMENT OF ALAN B. OFFENBERG AND NAMES ELIAS J. SABO AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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In Spain, Searching for Ancestors, Dry Wine and Calm Seas

For years I had wanted to visit my family’s homeland. There at last, I found a memorable tapas bar, soulful culture and a town with my name.

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Saudi's Kingdom Holding sells Beirut Four Seasons hotel stake- sources

BEIRUT, Jan 15 (Reuters) - Saudi Arabian investment firm Kingdom Holding has sold its stake in the Four Seasons Hotel in Beirut for around $100-115 million including debt, sources told Reuters on Monday.

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Bahrain court upholds jail sentence against rights activist Rajab

DUBAI (Reuters) - Bahrain's top court on Monday upheld a two-year prison sentence imposed last year by a lower tribunal on rights campaigner Nabeel Rajab over comments he was alleged to have made to journalists, a rights group said.

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BRIEF-‍Avivagen Announces Positive Results From Swine Trial​

* AVIVAGEN - ‍RESULTS FROM STUDY DEMONSTRATED THAT OXC-BETA NOT ONLY BENEFITED SOW HEALTH BUT ALSO LED TO IMPROVEMENTS IN HEALTH OF NURSING PIGLETS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Vitol US Holding Co completed acquisition Of Noble Americas Corporation ‍​

* VITOL US HOLDING CO. (“VITOL”) HAS COMPLETED ITS ACQUISITION OF NOBLE AMERICAS CORPORATION ‍​ Further company coverage:

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All the ways you can make a difference this MLK Day

Martin Luther King Jr. Day is not just a federal holiday where you take off work, it's also meant to be a national day of service -- a time for action. "You can have a person in your own house that needs help. Your neighbor needs help. That is the whole premise," said Carmen Coya van-Duijn with the King Center in Atlanta.

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Five ways you can be a better American than Trump

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3 ways MLK speaks to our time

"Every hero becomes a bore at last."

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Coalition deal leaves Merkel's fate in hands of Social Democrats

BERLIN (Reuters) - Angela Merkel has survived as German chancellor but the coalition deal she clinched on Friday puts her fate in the hands of her Social Democrat (SPD) partners and risks eroding support from her close allies before the end of her fourth term.

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BRIEF-Primeline Energy Holdings Granted Interim Injunction Against CNOOC and CCL

* PRIMELINE ENERGY HOLDINGS - GRANTED INTERIM INJUNCTION RELATED TO ARBITRATION PROCEEDINGS ENGAGED IN AGAINST CHINA NATIONAL OFFSHORE OIL & CNOOC CHINA LTD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Jailed leader of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition makes first court appearance in 14 months

ISTANBUL (Reuters) - The head of Turkey's pro-Kurdish opposition on Friday made his first public appearance since his arrest 14 months ago, standing before an Istanbul court on charges of insulting President Tayyip Erdogan.

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Announces Entry Into Agreements For Registered Direct Placement Of $11 Mln Of Common Stock, Warrants

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES ENTRY INTO AGREEMENTS FOR REGISTERED DIRECT PLACEMENT OF $11 MILLION OF COMMON STOCK AND WARRANTS

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BRIEF-Generation Investment Management Reports 5 Pct Passsive Stake In Sensata Technologies Holding N.V. As Of Jan 2

* GENERATION INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT LLP REPORTS A 5 PERCENT PASSSIVE STAKE IN SENSATA TECHNOLOGIES HOLDING N.V. AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mwrdwy) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Zais Group Holdings To Merge With Z Acquisition LLC

* ZAIS GROUP HOLDINGS, INC. ENTERS INTO DEFINITIVE MERGER AGREEMENT; TRANSACTION WOULD RESULT IN COMPANY GOING PRIVATE

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BRIEF-Clal Insurance Enterprises Holdings Reports 5.2 Pct Passive Stake In Kenon Holdings As Of Jan 2, 2018

* CLAL INSURANCE ENTERPRISES HOLDINGS LTD REPORTS A 5.2 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN KENON HOLDINGS AS OF JAN 2, 2018 - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2D1U711) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Bitauto Holdings appoints Andy Zhang as Chief Executive​

* BITAUTO ANNOUNCES APPOINTMENT OF PRESIDENT ANDY ZHANG AS CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER

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German minister backs culling of wild boars to fight swine fever: paper

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Agriculture Minister Christian Schmidt is backing an "intelligent reduction" of Germany's growing wild boar population to prevent a further spread of African Swine Fever (ASF), the Rheinische Post newspaper reported on Friday.

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Atlanta Faces Call to Overhaul a Bail System That Jails the Poor

The Georgia city is being urged to embrace a national wave of bail reform that has already taken hold in places like Chicago and Houston.

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Olympics: Canada sends out NHL castaways to chase gold hat-trick

(Reuters) - Canada unveiled a mostly unknown collection of National Hockey League castaways on Thursday as the men's national team that will try to bring home a third consecutive Olympic gold medal from the Pyeongchang Winter Games.

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Turkey's top court rules that two jailed journalists be released: CNN Turk

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Constitutional Court ruled on Thursday that jailed journalists Mehmet Altan and Sahin Alpay be released, saying their rights have been violated, broadcaster CNN Turk reported.

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Appoints Zhongyi Liu As Chief Strategy Officer For Blockchain, Business Development

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS APPOINTS ZHONGYI LIU AS CHIEF STRATEGY OFFICER FOR BLOCKCHAIN AND BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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UPDATE 1-Post Holdings to explore options for private brands business

Jan 11 (Reuters) - Post Holdings Inc said on Thursday it would explore options, including a sale, for its private brands business, which makes nut butter, dried fruits, pasta and granola products for retailers and distributors.

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Kenya Airways CEO sees 10 percent revenue bump from direct U.S. flights

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenya Airways expects its daily direct flights to the United States that it launches for the first time in October to boost annual revenue by 10 percent from 2019, the chief executive said on Thursday.

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Vietnam seeks lengthy jail terms for former officials of state oil firm: media

HANOI (Reuters) - Prosecutors in Vietnam were seeking long jail terms on Thursday for a former member of the country's ruling politburo and a high-profile former official over losses of hundreds of millions of dollars at a state oil firm, domestic media said.

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Out of jail, Rancher Cliven Bundy doesn't know whether to forgive or sue

Rancher Cliven Bundy, free after almost two years in a Nevada jail, said Wednesday he wants to meet with the Clark County sheriff about what to do on the land where there was a 2014 standoff with federal authorities over his cattle.

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Trump hands GOP Florida governor a win on drilling but leaves other states hanging

It helps to be a Republican governor on Donald Trump's side.

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BRIEF-DISH To Work With Google Assistant To Bring Multi-Language Voice Control To Hands-Free TV Experience

* DISH TO WORK WITH THE GOOGLE ASSISTANT; BRINGING MULTI-LANGUAGE VOICE CONTROL TO HANDS-FREE TV EXPERIENCE

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Teacher handcuffed and jailed after criticizing superintendent's raise

Deyshia Hargrave couldn't believe her Louisiana school district's superintendent was slated to get a raise while teachers like herself struggled. So she spoke up at a school board meeting.

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Russian man rams armored personnel carrier into shop, steals wine

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A man rammed an armored personnel carrier into a shop window before climbing through the rubble to steal a bottle of wine in a town in northern Russia on Wednesday morning, according to local media and video posted on social media.

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BRIEF-Vince Holding Corp Provides Holiday Sales Performance Update

* VINCE HOLDING CORP. PROVIDES HOLIDAY SALES PERFORMANCE UPDATE

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BRIEF-Bob Evans Farms Inc Says Merger Proposal With Post Holdings Was Approved

* BOB EVANS FARMS INC SAYS MERGER PROPOSAL WITH POST HOLDINGS WAS APPROVED ON JAN 9, 2018 IN SPECIAL MEETING OF STOCKHOLDERS -SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2DeMMJ1) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Athene Holding Ltd. Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes

* ATHENE HOLDING LTD - ‍ANNOUNCED PRICING OF $1.0 BILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF ITS 4.125% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028​

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BRIEF-JPMorgan Chase & Co Reports 5.8 Pct Passive Stake In Brandywine Realty Trust

* JPMORGAN CHASE & CO REPORTS 5.8 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN BRANDYWINE REALTY TRUST AS OF DECEMBER 29 - SEC FILING Source text : http://bit.ly/2FiKuci Further company coverage:

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Chinese court jails two for life over $2.4 billion pyramid scheme

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - A Chinese court has sentenced two people to life imprisonment for fraud in a 15.6 billion-yuan ($2.39 billion) pyramid scheme that sucked in more than 200,000 people.

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BRIEF-United Community Banks And NLFC Holdings Corp Announce Merger Agreement

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC AND NLFC HOLDINGS CORP, THE PARENT OF NAVITAS CREDIT CORP, ANNOUNCE MERGER AGREEMENT

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BRIEF-Delek U.S Holdings Says Expects Closing Of Alon USA Partners Acquisition To Occur On Feb 7

* DELEK US HOLDINGS INC - CONSENT PROCESS WILL CONCLUDE ON FEBRUARY 5, 2018

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BRIEF-Patrick Miles Reports 9.1 Pct Stake In Alphatec Holdings As Of Dec 28‍​

* PATRICK S. MILES REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT STAKE IN ALPHATEC HOLDINGS INC AS OF DECEMBER 28, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qG3yOH) Further company coverage:

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Trial Begins in Brooklyn of Jail Guard Accused of Raping Female Inmate

The case of Carlos Richard Martinez is expected to shed light on longstanding concerns about the treatment of women at the Metropolitan Detention Center.

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BRIEF-Esousa Holdings LLC Reports 9.99% Passive Stake In Net Element As On Dec 29, 2017

* ESOUSA HOLDINGS LLC REPORTS 9.99 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NET ELEMENT INC AS ON DEC 29, 2017 - SEC FILING Source text (http://bit.ly/2COxFbx) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-JD.Com Inc Reports A 5.5 Percent Stake In Vipshop Holdings

* JD.COM INC REPORTS A 5.5 PERCENT STAKE IN VIPSHOP HOLDINGS AS OF DEC 29, 2017 - SEC FLING Source text (http://bit.ly/2mc1YPO) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-LightInThebox Holding Says To Accept Bitcoin Payment​

* LIGHTINTHEBOX HOLDING CO LTD SAYS ‍BITCOIN WILL NOW BE ACCEPTED ON LIGHTINTHEBOX.COM AND MINIINTHEBOX.COM PLATFORMS AS OF JANUARY 5, 2018​

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BRIEF-Markor And Units Acquire Stakes In M.U.S.T. Holdings And Rowe Fine Furniture

Jan 7 (Reuters) - Markor International Home Furnishings Co Ltd:

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Catalonia’s Separatists: In Exile. In Jail. In Power?

A tight regional election means tough coalition talks. But this time, eight separatist lawmakers are either in prison awaiting trial or abroad avoiding it.

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3 ways you can save better for retirement

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BRIEF-IEG Holdings Corp Announces Commencement Of Tender Offer For Shares Of LendingClub Corp

* IEG HOLDINGS CORP - ANNOUNCES COMMENCEMENT OF TENDER OFFER FOR SHARES OF LENDINGCLUB CORPORATION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Pakistani minister decries U.S. as 'friend who always betrays'

ISLAMABAD/LAHORE (Reuters) - Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif said the United States was behaving towards Pakistan as "a friend who always betrays" after Washington suspended aid and President Donald Trump accused Islamabad of lies and deceit over many years.

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Deal on'Dreamer' immigrants still ways off: Republicans

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Congressional Republicans on Friday downplayed the likelihood of a deal soon with Democrats on saving 700,000 young, undocumented U.S. immigrants from being kicked out of the country in March, a possibility created by President Donald Trump.

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Spanish court rejects release for jailed Catalan separatist Junqueras

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court ordered on Friday that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras must remain in custody after over two months in prison while authorities investigate his role in the Spanish region's independence movement.

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Constellation misses on sales, wine and spirits disappoint

(Reuters) - Corona maker Constellation Brands Inc missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter sales on Friday and said wine and spirit volumes for the full-year would be at the low end of its prior forecast.

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UPDATE 1-Constellation misses on sales, wine and spirits disappoint

Jan 5 (Reuters) - Corona maker Constellation Brands Inc missed Wall Street estimates for third quarter sales on Friday and said wine and spirit volumes for the full-year would be at the low end of its prior forecast.

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Spain's Supreme Court orders Catalan separatist leader Junqueras to remain jailed

MADRID (Reuters) - Spain's Supreme Court on Friday ordered that Catalan separatist leader Oriol Junqueras remain in custody after over two months in prison for his role in the Spanish region's independence movement.

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Frugal Traveler: Ways to Save in 2018

Eight tips to help keep your travel expenses nominal and your wallet fat this year.

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Israel Offers African Migrants a Choice: Ticket Out or Jail

About a third of the 60,000 Africans who crossed into Israel surreptitiously since 2005 have left. Israel now aims to push out the rest.

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BRIEF-Oxbridge Re Holdings Says Chairman Paresh Patel Decided To Resign

* OXBRIDGE RE HOLDINGS SAYS ‍ON DEC 30, CHAIRMAN, PARESH PATEL, NOTIFIED CO THAT HE HAS DECIDED TO RESIGN​ - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2qrlGvs) Further company coverage:

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Sears Holdings to close 103 Kmart and Sears stores

CHICAGO (Reuters) - Sears Holdings Corp said on Thursday it was shuttering 103 unprofitable Kmart and Sears stores as it continues to assess the viability of its operations.

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BRIEF-Sears Holdings says it will be closing 64 Kmart stores, 39 Sears stores between early March and early April 2018

* SEARS HOLDINGS - INFORMED ASSOCIATES AT 64 KMART STORES, 39 SEARS STORES THAT IT WILL BE CLOSING THESE STORES BETWEEN EARLY MARCH AND EARLY APRIL 2018 Source text - http://bit.ly/2CHPB8w Further company coverage: (Bengaluru Newsroom)

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Trump Organization hands over Russia-related documents

The Trump Organization has provided documents on a range of events, conversations and meetings from President Donald Trump's real estate business to investigators probing Russian election meddling, according to three people familiar with the matter.

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'Hands off our Irn Bru': Scots vent fury at sugar cut in popular drink

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - It's known as Scotland's second national drink, but a change in the secret recipe for Irn Bru, a sticky-sweet fizzy beverage prized as a hangover cure, has prompted outrage...

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Coin flips, poker hands and other crazy ways America settles tied elections

The near-future of Virginia politics will all come down to random chance on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Remark Holdings' ‍Kankan Business Launched Credit-Related Fintech Product​

* REMARK HOLDINGS INC - CO'S ‍KANKAN BUSINESS LAUNCHED CREDIT-RELATED FINTECH PRODUCT​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Chinanet Online Holdings Announces Strategic Partnership With Jingtum Technology

* CHINANET ONLINE HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES STRATEGIC PARTNERSHIP WITH JINGTUM TECHNOLOGY

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: Two Ways of Looking at Gerrymandering

Stepping into the political sphere, the Supreme Court takes up two very different cases involving the redrawing of Congressional lines.

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Nonfiction: A City Where East Meets West and the Past Is Always Present

Richard Fidler’s “Ghost Empire” and Bettany Hughes’s “Istanbul” explore the intricate, improbable history of one of the world’s great urban centers.

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Capital One says all hands on deck to fix duplicate transaction issue

Jan 3 (Reuters) - Capital One Financial Corp on Wednesday said "all hands are on deck" to fix a tech issue causing customers to be charged with duplicate debit card transactions.

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BRIEF-Bombardier To Provide 54 Additional Twindexx Vario Double-Deck Coaches To Israel Railways

* BOMBARDIER TO PROVIDE 54 ADDITIONAL TWINDEXX VARIO DOUBLE-DECK COACHES TO ISRAEL RAILWAYS

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BRIEF-JD.com Reports 9.1 Pct Passive Stake In Lexinfintech Holdings

* JD.COM INC REPORTS 9.1 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD AS OF DECEMBER 26, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text: http://bit.ly/2DY4Vd7 Further company coverage:

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Israel offers to pay African migrants to leave, threatens jail

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel said on Wednesday it would pay thousands of African migrants living illegally in the country to leave, threatening them with jail if they are caught after the end of March.

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BRIEF-Spectrum Brands Holdings To Explore Strategic Options For Its Global Batteries & Appliances Businesses

* SPECTRUM BRANDS HOLDINGS TO EXPLORE STRATEGIC OPTIONS FOR ITS GLOBAL BATTERIES & APPLIANCES BUSINESSES

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BRIEF-Pershing Square Holdings Proposes Sale Of Howard Hughes Corporation Stock To Help 300 Million Dollar Tender Offer By William A. Ackman

* ANNOUNCES PROPOSED SALE OF ITS HOWARD HUGHES CORPORATION COMMON STOCK AND A USD 300,000,000 POTENTIAL TENDER OFFER FOR PSH SHARES BY WILLIAM A. ACKMAN AND AFFILIATES Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Gdynia Newsroom)

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Former senior Hong Kong police officer jailed for baton assault during democracy protest

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A former senior Hong Kong police officer was sentenced to three months jail on Wednesday for assaulting a passerby with his baton during the city's massive pro-democracy protests of late 2014.

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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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BRIEF-Syncora Holdings Ltd - Unit With Other Parties Settled Dispute With Greenpoint Mortgage Funding

* SYNCORA HOLDINGS LTD - UNIT WITH OTHER PARTIES SETTLED DISPUTE WITH GREENPOINT MORTGAGE FUNDING

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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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Germany's JAB Holding seeks funds for coffee and cosmetics deals

FRANKFURT, Jan 2 (Reuters) - JAB Holding, a private investment company that has grown fast through a string of coffee deals in recent years, wants to make further acquisitions and is seeking funds from investors, an executive told a German paper.

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The Wall of Love Outside a Jail

Families have turned the side of a warehouse facing a federal jail in Brooklyn into a message board for their imprisoned relatives.

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Contributing Op-Ed Writer: When Forecasters Get It Wrong: Always

Economists were mostly incorrect in their predictions for 2017. That was par for the course.

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As Peru president faced impeachment, jailed Fujimori worked to save both

LIMA (Reuters) - Last week, as Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski scrambled to survive a bid in Congress to oust him in the wake of a graft scandal, his jailed authoritarian predecessor Alberto Fujimori called on his loyalists in Congress to save the head-of-state.

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Egypt sentences ex-President Mursi, 19 others to three years in jail for insulting judiciary

CAIRO (Reuters) - A Cairo criminal court sentenced former Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi and 19 others to three years in prison on Saturday, and fined him 2 million Egyptian pounds ($112,700) on charges of insulting the judiciary.

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China jails 36 for gang crimes including extortion, homicide

BEIJING (Reuters) - A court in southern China has sentenced 36 people to prison terms of up to 25 years for gang crimes including homicide, assault and setting up illegal casinos, the official Xinhua news agency reported on Sunday.

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Some Afghan Children Find an Alternative to Jail — for Now

Orphanages for Afghan children of jailed mothers meet part of the need, but funding cuts threaten their future and many others stay in prison.

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BRIEF-RCI Hospitality Holdings Sees Q4 Revenue $39.2 Mln

* RCI NEEDS ADDITIONAL TIME TO FILE 10-K; ISSUES PRELIMINARY 4Q17 & FY17 UPDATE AND FY18 OUTLOOK

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BRIEF-City Holding Says On Dec 26 Unit Filed Lawsuit Against Kentucky Fuels, The James C. Justice Cos

* CITY HOLDING CO SAYS ON DEC 26, CO'S UNIT FILED LAWSUIT AGAINST KENTUCKY FUELS CORP AND THE JAMES C. JUSTICE COMPANIES INC - SEC FILING

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Court rules 'Bookkeeper of Auschwitz', 96, must go to jail

BERLIN (Reuters) - Germany's constitutional court has ruled that a 96-year-old German must go to jail over his role in mass murders committed at the Nazi death camp at Auschwitz during World War Two, refusing to overturn a lower court ruling.

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BRIEF-Validus Holdings' Unit Entered Into A Subscription Agreement With Aquiline Co

* VALIDUS HOLDINGS LTD SAYS ON DECEMBER 22, UNIT ENTERED INTO A SUBSCRIPTION AGREEMENT WITH AQUILINE CO-INVEST III GP ‍​ - SEC FILING

Hair nytimes.com

9 Ways to Be a Better Person in 2018

Our year's most popular stories offered advice on stress, sex, sleep and survival.

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Cop busts ice with bare hands, dives after 8-year-old boy

Sgt. Aaron Thompson tells CNN's Alisyn Camerota and Bill Weir about the "last-second save" to rescue an 8-year-old boy from 37 degree water.

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You have 2 ways to win more than $300 million this week

Travel and Vacations nytimes.com

Travel Tips: How to Make the Most of a Trip to Wine Country

Wine producing regions such as Tuscany and Napa Valley already make for enjoyable vacation destinations, but with a little planning you can get even more from your trip.

Sessions, Jefferson B III nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: Sessions Says to Courts: Go Ahead, Jail People Because They’re Poor

Ferguson’s so-called debtors’ prisons devastated its black community. The attorney general wants to keep it that way.

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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-Yamato Holdings To Partner With JD.Com To Ship Products From Japanese Retailers Throughout China - Nikkei

* YAMATO HOLDINGS TO PARTNER WITH JD.COM TO SHIP PRODUCTS FROM JAPANESE RETAILERS THROUGHOUT CHINA , STARTING IN 2018 - NIKKEI Source text : [http://s.nikkei.com/2BKljxm] Further company coverage:

Dating and Relationships nytimes.com

Modern Love: 10 Ways to Love Better

This year’s most-read Modern Love columns delivered unexpected kernels of wisdom.

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South Korea prosecutors seek 12 years jail for Samsung heir Lee in corruption case

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean prosecutors sought a 12-year jail term on Wednesday for Samsung Electronics Vice Chairman Jay Y. Lee, in a corruption case that led to the ouster of the nation's president earlier this year.

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U.S., Germany urge China to release jailed activist

BEIJING (Reuters) - The United States and Germany called on China to immediately release a prominent human rights activist who was jailed for eight years on Tuesday for subversion, the harshest sentence passed in a recent crackdown on activism.

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BRIEF-Paypal Holdings Drew Down $1 Billion Under Its 364-Day Delayed-Draw Term Loan Credit Facility ‍​

* PAYPAL HOLDINGS - ON DECEMBER 22, 2017, CO DREW DOWN $1.0 BILLION UNDER ITS 364-DAY DELAYED-DRAW TERM LOAN CREDIT FACILITY ‍​ Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2l1xxv8) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Joseph Samberg Reports 9.5 Percent Passive Stake In NII Holdings

* JOSEPH D. SAMBERG REPORTS 9.5 PERCENT PASSIVE STAKE IN NII HOLDINGS INC AS OF DEC. 15, 2017 - SEC FILING‍​ Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2C71L7l) Further company coverage:

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China hands down harshest sentence yet in crackdown on activists

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a government crackdown on activism that began more than two years ago.

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China hands down harshest sentence in multi-year rights crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence passed in a government crackdown on activism that began more than two years ago.

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China hands down harshest sentence yet in multi-year rights crackdown

BEIJING (Reuters) - China sentenced a prominent rights activist to eight years in jail for subversion on Tuesday, his lawyer said, the harshest sentence to be passed so far in a government crackdown on activism that began more than two years ago.

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Iran confirms upholding death sentence for academic over spying

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iran's Supreme Court has upheld a death sentence against a Sweden-based Iranian academic convicted of spying for Israel, the Tehran prosecutor was quoted as saying on Monday, confirming reports by Amnesty International and his family.

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Venezuela frees 36 jailed opponents in Christmas gesture

CARACAS (Reuters) - Three dozen opponents of Venezuela's socialist government were released from prison and reunited with their families on Sunday as part of a wider Christmas release, a local rights group said.

cnn.com

In just a year, the White House has alienated US allies and played into the hands of foes

Men in combat fatigues posed for pictures on the border between Syria and Iraq, as they waved national and paramilitary flags. To them, this was not just another meeting, but a hard-fought triumph. Years of fighting had allowed Iran's partners and proxies to finally link up from various parts of the war-torn Levant.

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Venezuela freeing some jailed activists, may expel diplomats

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela's leftist government prepared to release some 80 jailed anti-government activists on Saturday, and threatened to expel envoys from Canada and Brazil after criticism over rights.

Automobiles nytimes.com

Fiat Chrysler to Recall 1.8 Million Ram Trucks Over Rollaways

The automaker said the vehicle could be shifted out of park without a driver’s foot on the brake. Seven injuries were linked to the defect.

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Tiger parts ways with swing coach Chris Como

(Reuters) - Former world number one Tiger Woods said on Friday he has decided to end his working relationship with swing coach Chris Como, opting instead to fly solo in his latest comeback from injury.

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Teachers gifted wine with student's face on label

An Ohio couple rewarded their son's teachers with bottles of wine that had labels bearing the message: "Our child might be the reason you drink, so enjoy this bottle on us."

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Cryptocurrency stocks holding gains despite bitcoin pullback

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Stocks that surged in recent weeks because of the cryptocurrency mania have managed to hold onto most of their gains despite the recent retreat in the price of bitcoin and skepticism from market participants.

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BRIEF-IEG Holdings Incorporated 100% Owned Unit Co Named Investment Evolution Crypto

* IEG HOLDINGS CORP - HAS INCORPORATED A 100% OWNED SUBSIDIARY COMPANY NAMED INVESTMENT EVOLUTION CRYPTO, LLC Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Biglari Holdings Enters Into Agreement & Plan Of Merger

* BIGLARI HOLDINGS INC - CO ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT & PLAN OF MERGER TO REORGANIZE ITSELF AS HOLDING COMPANY WITH A DUAL CLASS STRUCTURE

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BRIEF-JXTG Holdings To Terminate Reporting Obligations With U.S. SEC

* TO TERMINATE REPORTING OBLIGATIONS WITH U.S. SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ladbrokes Coral Group Announces ‍Offer By GVC Holdings Plc​

* FOR EACH LADBROKES CORAL SHARE, LADBROKES CORAL SHAREHOLDERS WILL BE ENTITLED TO 32.7 PENCE IN CASH, 0.141 ORDINARY GVC SHARES​

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Seoul court hands down suspended sentence for Lotte chairman

SEOUL (Reuters) - A Seoul court on Friday handed down to Lotte Group Chairman Shin Dong-bin a two-year suspension of a jail sentence related to corruption charges.

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Boeing secures $27-billion order for 175 aircraft from flydubai

(Reuters) - Boeing Co confirmed on Thursday an order from Middle East's discount airline, flydubai, for 175 narrow-body jets in a deal valued at $27 billion at current list prices.

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Boeing secures $27-bln order for 175 aircraft from flydubai

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Boeing Co confirmed on Thursday an order from Middle East's discount airline, flydubai, for 175 narrow-body jets in a deal valued at $27 billion at current list prices.

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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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Somalia releases jailed ex minister and government critic

MOGADISHU (Reuters) - Somalia has released without charge a former minister and fierce critic of the government who spent two days in jail after being arrested for alleged treason, a lawmaker told Reuters on Thursday.

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China jails 13 Taiwanese for telecoms fraud

BEIJING (Reuters) - A court in Beijing on Thursday handed down sentences of up to 15 years in jail to 33 people for telecoms fraud, including 13 from Taiwan who had been deported from Kenya, a case that infuriated Taiwan.

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BRIEF-Blackstone Holdings I LP Reports 8.5 Pct Stake In CVR Partners LP As On Dec 18

* BLACKSTONE HOLDINGS I L.P. REPORTS 8.5 PERCENT STAKE IN CVR PARTNERS LP AS ON DEC 18 - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Santander Holdings USA Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering, Size Not Disclosed

* SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA INC FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING, SIZE NOT DISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Dg8SdE) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-CD&R Univar Holdings L.P. Reports 8.2 Pct Stake In Univar Inc

* CD&R UNIVAR HOLDINGS L.P. REPORTS 8.2 PERCENT STAKE IN UNIVAR INC AS ON DEC 19 - SEC FILING Source text for Eikon: (http://bit.ly/2BIZ7Ek) Further company coverage:

cnn.com

10 ways to give the gift of gratitude

The year 2017 will go down in the history books for its bumper crop of natural disasters, famine and political turmoil.

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From wine to watches, sharing sites offer slice of luxury

PARIS/ZURICH (Reuters) - Online platforms offering rentals or shares in everything from glitzy watches to sports cars are making inroads in the luxury goods market, as a shift in consumer habits begins to head up market.

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Turkey wants NBA star jailed for insulting President Erdogan

ANKARA (Reuters) - A Turkish prosecutor asked for NBA's New York Knicks star Enes Kanter to be jailed for up to four years for insulting Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan, the state-run news agency Anadolu reported on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-ALJ Regional Holdings Q4 Earnings Per Share $0.37

* ALJ REGIONAL HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES EARNINGS FOR THE FOURTH QUARTER AND YEAR ENDED SEPTEMBER 30, 2017

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BRIEF-Seacor Holdings Announces Results Of Its Offer To Repurchase Its 2.50% Convertible Senior Notes

* SEACOR HOLDINGS INC. ANNOUNCES RESULTS OF ITS OFFER TO REPURCHASE ITS 2.50% CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES

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Kenya police raid Islamic school, arresting teachers and holding 100 children

MOMBASA, Kenya (Reuters) - Kenyan police raided an Islamic school on Tuesday, arresting two teachers and taking around 100 children into protective custody in what police described as a counter-terrorism operation involving foreign law-enforcement agencies.

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BRIEF-Crown Holdings CFO Says Free Cash Flow Per Share Improves 31 Pct From $4.34 In Pro Forma 2017 To $5.70 In 2019

* CROWN HOLDINGS CFO SAYS FREE CASH FLOW PER SHARE IMPROVES 31 PERCENT FROM $4.34 IN PRO FORMA 2017 TO $5.70 IN 2019 - CONF CALL Further company coverage:

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Ohio politicians call for inquiry into jail stun-gun abuses cited by Reuters

COLUMBUS, Ohio (Reuters) - In one video, Sergeant Mychal Turner stunned a mentally ill inmate with a Taser multiple times after the inmate defied an order to stand in his cell at Ohio’s Franklin County jail.

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Drought to hit South Africa's 2018 wine harvest

JOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South Africa, the world's seventh biggest wine producer, is expected to see the smallest harvest in more than a decade in 2018 after drought and lower plantings hit yields, industry experts said.

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BRIEF-Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Reports 5.6 Pct Stake In Athene Holding Ltd

* ABU DHABI INVESTMENT AUTHORITY REPORTS 5.6 PERCENT STAKE IN ATHENE HOLDING LTD AS ON DEC 8 - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2BISeWg] Further company coverage:

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German ex-rightist jailed for plotting Islamist attack on police

BERLIN (Reuters) - A German court sentenced a 27-year-old German supporter of Islamic State to three years and three months in prison on Monday for plotting to lure police or soldiers into a trap and kill them with a home-made bomb.

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BRIEF-Remark Holdings Announces $10 Million Investment From Charoen Pokphand - Priced At US$12 Per Share

* REMARK HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES $10 MILLION INVESTMENT FROM CHAROEN POKPHAND (CP GROUP) - PRICED AT US$12 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage: (Bangalore.newsroom@thomsonreuters.com)

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BRIEF-Covanta Holding Corp Partners With Green Investment Group

* COVANTA HOLDING CORPORATION PARTNERS WITH THE GREEN INVESTMENT GROUP TO DEVELOP, FUND AND OWN ENERGY-FROM-WASTE PROJECTS

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U.S. citizen recaptured after Bali jail break

DENPASAR, Indonesia (Reuters) - Indonesian police have recaptured a U.S. citizen who escaped a week ago from an overcrowded prison on the holiday island of Bali, the jail's second breakout of foreign inmates this year.

Television nytimes.com

Review: Kit Harington’s ‘Gunpowder’ Is a Nasty Bit of History, Handsomely Dressed

Kit Harington, best known for playing the King of the North on “Thrones,” stars in HBO’s “Gunpowder” as an ancestor who plotted to kill an actual king.

Prisons and Prisoners nytimes.com

Cook County Jail’s Comeback

After a decade-long reform effort, Cook County Jail in Chicago is now being described as a model facility. Walk through the jail complex to see what has changed.

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Russian ex-minister Ulyukayev jailed for eight years over $2 million bribe

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Former Russian economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev was found guilty of soliciting a $2 million bribe from Rosneft chief executive Igor Sechin and sentenced to eight years in jail on Friday.

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Russian court jails ex-minister Ulyukayev for eight years in bribery case

MOSCOW (Reuters) - A Russian court sentenced ex-economy minister Alexei Ulyukayev to eight years in prison on Friday after finding him guilty of taking a $2 million bribe from Igor Sechin, the CEO of oil giant Rosneft.

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Airbus, Thai Airways to set up aircraft maintenance hub in Thailand

BANGKOK, Dec 15 (Reuters) - National carrier Thai Airways International and Airbus plan to jointly open an aircraft maintenance and repair operations (MRO) hub in Thailand, a Thai Airways official said on Friday.

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BRIEF-Consolidated HCI Holdings Corp Qtrly Loss Per Share $0.07

* CONSOLIDATED HCI HOLDINGS CORPORATION ANNOUNCES ITS 2017 ANNUAL AND FOURTH QUARTER RESULTS

Bars and Nightclubs nytimes.com

Travel Tips: Six Ways to Drink Like a Local on Vacation

These tips will have you mingling with locals and drinking local specialties the next time you travel.

Wines nytimes.com

In U.K., Bigger Wine Glasses for Bigger Thirsts

A study by researchers at the University of Cambridge found that the average size of wine glasses has increased sevenfold in 300 years.

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BRIEF-OneMain Holdings Announces Pricing Of Secondary Offering Of Common Stock

* ONEMAIN HOLDINGS, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF SECONDARY OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK BY AN AFFILIATE OF FORTRESS INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

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Treating bumps and humps: Dubai opens $10 million camel hospital

DUBAI (Reuters) - Pristine operating theaters and state-of-the-art medical equipment are featured in a new Dubai hospital that opened last week - exclusively for camels.

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South Korea prosecutors seek four-year jail term for Lotte group chief

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's prosecutors are seeking a four-year jail term for Lotte Group chief Shin Dong-bin, the corporate group's spokesman said by telephone on Thursday.

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Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

QUITO (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht [ODBCT.UL] in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

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UPDATE 1-Ecuador court sentences VP to six years in jail in Odebrecht graft case

QUITO, Dec 13 (Reuters) - An Ecuadorean court on Wednesday sentenced Vice President Jorge Glas to six years in jail after finding him guilty of receiving bribes from Brazilian construction company Odebrecht in return for handing the scandal-ridden firm state contracts.

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BRIEF-Lexinfintech Holdings Ltd Sees U.S. IPO Of 12 Million

* LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD SEES U.S. IPO OF 12.0 MILLION AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES REPRESENTING 24.0 MILLION CLASS A ORDINARY SHARES - SEC FILING

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BRIEF-Jetblue Airways says To Repurchase Up To $750 mln Shares

* AUTHORIZED TO REPURCHASE UP TO $750 MILLION OF SHARES OF STOCK OVER TWO YEARS, BEGINNING JAN 1 Source text : (http://bit.ly/2C2ucSq) Further company coverage:

cnn.com

Kids find direction by getting their hands dirty

Aaron Valencia was a teenager when his life hit rock bottom.

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MIDEAST STOCKS-Corporate news weakens Dubai and Saudi, Qatar jumps after budget

* Abu Dhabi's ADNOC Distribution rises from IPO price on debut

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BRIEF-Seacor Holdings Inc. Announces Sale And Lease Of Sea-Vista Tanker

* SEACOR HOLDINGS INC. ANNOUNCES SALE AND LEASE OF SEA-VISTA TANKER

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BRIEF-LightInTheBox Holding Co Q3 Loss Per ADS $0.03

* ‍FOR Q4, COMPANY EXPECTS NET REVENUES TO BE BETWEEN $97 MILLION AND $100 MILLION​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Key Takeaways From Doug Jones’s Alabama Victory

The defeat of Roy S. Moore, the Republican, in Alabama’s Senate election contains some worrying signs for the party as it heads into the 2018 midterms.

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Analysis: 5 takeaways from Doug Jones' victory

The Alabama Senate race is over. And Democrat Doug Jones has pulled off an absolutely massive upset, edging embattled Republican Roy Moore.

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Egyptian singer jailed over video inciting debauchery

CAIRO (Reuters) - An Egyptian court jailed a little-known singer for two years on Tuesday for inciting debauchery, judicial sources said, after she appeared in a music video in her underwear and suggestively eating a banana.

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BRIEF-Par Pacific Holdings Announces Pricing Of Senior Secured Notes Offering

* PAR PACIFIC HOLDINGS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF SENIOR SECURED NOTES OFFERING

Ports nytimes.com

Sri Lanka, Struggling With Debt, Hands a Major Port to China

With many countries owing China for “One Belt, One Road” projects, some critics said Sri Lanka was setting a dangerous precedent of signing over territory.

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BRIEF-Amc Entertainment Holdings Signed Non-Binding Memorandum Of Understanding With Public Investment Fund Of Saudi Arabia

* AMC ENTERTAINMENT HOLDINGS INC - SIGNED NON-BINDING MEMORANDUM OF UNDERSTANDING WITH PUBLIC INVESTMENT FUND OF SAUDI ARABIA Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Santander Holdings Announces Pricing Of Private Offering Of Senior Notes

* SANTANDER HOLDINGS USA, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR NOTES

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Iran will treat jailed aid worker as Iranian citizen-foreign ministry

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran will treat a British-Iranian aid worker as an Iranian citizen and she will serve her sentence as determined by the judiciary, Iran's foreign ministry spokesman said on Monday.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX inches up with fertilizer company gains, railways weigh

TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index inched higher in morning trade on Monday, boosted by gains for materials stocks including fertilizer companies, while gold miners moved in both directions and railway stocks weighed.

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CANADA STOCKS-TSX slips at open as banks, railways move lower

TORONTO, Dec 11 (Reuters) - Canada's main stock index edged lower in early trade on Monday, with declines in banks and railway stocks offsetting small overall gains for the materials sector.

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Emirates and flydubai resume operating some flights over Iraq

DUBAI (Reuters) - Emirates and flydubai have resumed using Iraqi airspace for flights to other countries, the Middle East airlines said on Monday, two days after Iraq declared victory in its years-long fight against Islamic state.

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BRIEF-Integra Lifesciences Holdings Corp ‍Reaffirms 2017 Financial Guidance As Provided On Oct 26, 2017​

* - ‍REAFFIRMING 2017 FINANCIAL GUIDANCE AS PROVIDED ON OCTOBER 26, 2017​

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BRIEF-Silence Therapeutics Says Sold Further Part Of Holding In Arrowhead Pharmaceuticals Inc

* HAS SOLD A FURTHER PART OF ITS HOLDING OF COMMON SHARES IN ARROWHEAD PHARMACEUTICALS INC.

cnn.com

'King of Spin' Max Clifford dies in jail

Max Clifford, the UK's best-known celebrity publicist whose clients included OJ Simpson, has died in prison aged 74, the UK's Ministry of Justice told CNN.

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UK's Johnson meets Iran president as he lobbies for jailed aid worker

DUBAI/LONDON (Reuters) - British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson held almost an hour of talks with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani on Sunday after flying to Tehran to seek the release of a jailed British-Iranian aid worker.

Baseball nytimes.com

On Baseball: The Yankees Will Always Be the Yankees, to the Delight of Only Some

The Yankees’ business model depends on must-see superstars. We have seen big acquisitions like Giancarlo Stanton’s before in the Bronx, but titles do not always follow.