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U.S., Russian, Japanese crew blasts off for space station

(Reuters) - A trio of U.S. and Japanese astronauts and a Russian cosmonaut blasted off from Kazakhstan on Sunday for a two-day trip to the International Space Station, a NASA TV broadcast showed.

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North Korea threat on agenda when South Korean foreign minister visits Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea's foreign minister will visit Japan this week to meet her Japanese counterpart, the foreign ministry said on Sunday, with Seoul and Tokyo seeking to boost cooperation over the handling of North Korea's nuclear and missile programs.

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

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

Christmas Trees nytimes.com

1,000 Miles, Four Families, One Christmas Tree

A balsam fir tree’s journey from a farm in Nova Scotia to a living room in Ridgewood, Queens, reveals the hard work necessary to deliver holiday cheer.

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Israeli troops kill four Palestinians, wound 160 in protests over Jerusalem

GAZA (Reuters) - Israeli troops shot dead four Palestinians and wounded 150 others with live fire on Friday, medical officials said, as protests over U.S. President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as Israel's capital entered a second week.

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Four dead, hundreds wounded as protests over Jerusalem hit second week

Four Palestinians were killed and hundreds wounded Friday in the West Bank and Gaza during clashes between Israeli troops and protesters opposed to US President Donald Trump's recognition of Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.

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World trade order in a wobble as Washington snubs WTO status quo

BERLIN (Reuters) - The frustration of Roberto Azevedo was evident when, as director general of the World Trade Organization, he summed up the results of a three-day ministerial conference in Buenos Aires in the past week. There were simply none.

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Japan's Yamato plans to open labor-saving facility next year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's largest package delivery company, Yamato Transport Co, is considering plans to open a new distribution facility with labor-saving technology near Tokyo early next year, its chief executive said on Friday.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: With New Focus on Sexual Misconduct, Democrats Take Aim at Trump

After purging some from their ranks, Democrats are intensifying a push to investigate the president over accusations of harassment and abuse.

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Four French schoolchildren killed as train plows into bus

PARIS (Reuters) - Four adolescents were killed when a train smashed into a school bus on a level crossing outside the town of Perpignan in southwestern France on Thursday.

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UPDATE 1-Four killed in Canada helicopter crash

Dec 14 (Reuters) - Four people were killed on Thursday when a helicopter belonging to utility Hydro One crashed in central Ontario, the company said in a statement.

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Siemens CEO sees group as 'fleet of ships': Manager Magazin

MUNICH (Reuters) - Siemens' chief executive sees the German group as a "fleet of ships", each thriving under its own steam, but rejects the idea of separate listings for its core factory-automation and energy businesses, he told Manager Magazin.

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Norwegian Air ramps up transatlantic fare war with four new routes

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Norwegian Air Shuttle ASA will start flying four new routes between the United States and Europe, the budget carrier said on Thursday, rapidly expanding its low-cost transatlantic flights and increasing pressure on established carriers.

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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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In major shift, Rakuten plots to become Japan's No. 4 wireless carrier

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese e-commerce firm Rakuten Inc said it would apply for a 4G mobile license, aiming to become the country's fourth major wireless carrier in a strategic shift that had analysts warning of an uphill battle to gain customers.

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Rakuten seeks license to become Japan's fourth major mobile carrier

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc said on Thursday it will apply for a fourth generation mobile carrier license, a move that if successful would see it become the country's fourth major wireless carrier.

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Rakuten eying entry into Japan's mobile carrier market: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc plans to join a government auction for wireless spectrum to be held in January, potentially becoming the country's fourth major wireless carrier, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

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Rakuten eyeing entry into Japan's mobile carrier market: source

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese online retailer Rakuten Inc plans to join a government auction for wireless spectrum to be held in January, potentially becoming the country's fourth major wireless carrier, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

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Honeywell sees fourth-qtr profit at top end of previous forecast

Dec 13 (Reuters) - Honeywell International Inc said on Wednesday its fourth-quarter earnings would be $1.84 per share, the top end of its previous forecast.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A G.O.P. Tragedy in Four Acts

Republicans embraced Trump, Moore and post-ethics politics. In defeat, they are officially post-shame.

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Blackstone hires Bain dealmaker in Japan corporate buyout push - sources

* Bain's Toshiba chip deal is top PE-backed global deal this yr

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Behind bitcoin boom, Japanese retail investors pile in

* Japanese traders said to account for up to half of bitcoin trade

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Presumed North Korean ghost ship washes ashore

Another presumed North Korean vessel has washed up on Japan's shores, with at least one dead body on board.

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Tillerson says U.S. ready to talk to North Korea; Japan wants pressure

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson offered to begin direct talks with North Korea without pre-conditions, backing away from a key U.S. demand that Pyongyang must first accept that giving up its nuclear arsenal would be part of any negotiations.

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Window falls from U.S. Marines helicopter onto school grounds in Japan's Okinawa

TOKYO (Reuters) - A window fell from a U.S. helicopter onto a school sports field near a U.S. Marines air base on Okinawa on Wednesday, the Marines said, the latest in a series of accidents that have fanned safety concerns on Japan's southern island.

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BRIEF-‍Acasta Enterprises Announces Deal To Lease Four Airbus C295 Aircrafts To Humanitarian Assistance Organization​

* ‍ACASTA ENTERPRISES' AVIATION COMPANY ANNOUNCES DEAL TO LEASE FOUR AIRBUS C295 AIRCRAFTS TO HUMANITARIAN ASSISTANCE ORGANIZATION​

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California and Washington state join carbon pledge in defiance of Trump

PARIS (Reuters) - California and Washington state joined five nations on the Pacific coast of the Americas on Tuesday to agree to step up the use of a price on carbon dioxide emissions as a central economic policy to slow climate change.

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Japan's Constitutional Democrats: a little party with big ambition

TOKYO (Reuters) - The leader of the small Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, which out-performed expectations in an October vote, now hopes that by offering clear policy alternatives he can oust Prime Minister Shinto Abe's coalition in the next election.

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Japan air force drills with U.S. bombers, stealth fighters near Korean peninsula

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese F-15 fighters on Tuesday held drills with U.S. B1-B bombers, F-35 stealth aircraft and F-18 multirole combat jets

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Alabama Senate Race: Four Things to Watch

Alabama voters go to the polls to choose between Roy S. Moore and Doug Jones in a special election with huge stakes for both parties and President Trump.

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Japanese stocks slip before Fed; but miners, shippers rise

TOKYO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei slipped on Tuesday, reversing earlier gains as investors turned cautious ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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Japan says its CO2 emissions inched to 6-year low in last financial year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's greenhouse gas emissions fell 0.2 percent to a six-year low in the financial year that ended last March, government figures showed on Tuesday, amid growing use of renewable energy and the gradual return of nuclear power.

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Japanese stocks post modest gains helped by financials, shippers

TOKYO, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks edged up on Tuesday morning in choppy trade supported by gains in financial stocks, mining shares and shippers, with investors on tenterhooks ahead of this week's U.S. Federal Reserve policy meeting.

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BRIEF-Ventas Increases Fourth Quarter 2017 Dividend

* VENTAS INC - BOARD RAISED COMPANY'S Q4 2017 DIVIDEND BY 2 PERCENT TO $0.79 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japan's SMBC Nikko poised to poach bankers in push for U.S. growth

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group Inc's brokerage unit is ready to poach bankers to expand its U.S. investment banking arm and could even buy small firms if the right target comes up, its chief executive said.

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Icahn nominates four directors to Xerox's board

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has named four nominees to Xerox Corp's board of directors, the company said on Monday, after a current Icahn-appointed director resigned due to a difference of opinion with the board.

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Icahn makes four nominations for Xerox board

(Reuters) - Activist investor Carl Icahn has named four nominees to Xerox Corp's board of directors, the company said on Monday.

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Carrefour's Brazilian unit elects Malige as chairman

SAO PAULO (Reuters) - The board at the Brazilian unit of French retailer Carrefour has elected Matthieu Malige as chairman, it said in a statement on Monday.

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Four possible DACA options as clock ticks

On March 6, 2018 almost 1,000 people a day could begin to lose their protected status as their Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program permits expire two-years later. President Donald Trump has left it to Congress to figure out what to do with the nearly 700,000 dreamers who are able to legally live and work in the US under DACA.

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Russian military chief criticizes U.S., Japan and South Korea drills

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia's military chief warned on Monday that military exercises by Japan, the United States and South Korea aimed at countering North Korea only raise hysteria and create more instability in the region.

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Japan sees 60 pct chance of La Nina weather pattern lasting until May

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Monday that a La Nina weather pattern has emerged, with a 60 percent chance of it lasting though to the end of spring in May.

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Japanese police refer former champion Harumafuji to prosecutors

TOKYO (Reuters) - Police on Monday referred former sumo grand champion Harumafuji to prosecutors on suspicion of bodily injury to a junior wrestler, Japanese media reported, the latest development in an incident that has tainted the image of the national sport.

David Weigel nytimes.com

Trump Wants Washington Post Reporter Fired Over Misleading Tweet

The president said the reporter, Dave Weigel, should be fired for a photo he posted on Twitter of a sparsely filled arena before a rally for the president in Florida.

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Japan, U.S., South Korea to hold missile tracking drill amid North Korea crisis

TOKYO (Reuters) - The United States, Japan and South Korea will hold two days of missile tracking drills this week, Japan's Maritime Self-Defence Force said on Sunday, as tensions rise in the region over North Korea's fast-developing weapons programs.

Arctic National Wildlife Refuge nytimes.com

On Washington: How Arctic Drilling, Stymied for Decades, Made Surprise Return in Tax Bill

Advocates of oil exploration in an Alaska wildlife refuge are taking advantage of the special rules of the tax debate to charge toward victory.

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Soccer: Japanese and North Korean fans brush off 'irrelevant' politics

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and North Korea met on Saturday in what had the potential to be a tumultuous soccer match but spectators largely shrugged off the tensions between the two countries and focused on supporting their teams.

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Japan arrests North Korean crew amid mystery boat arrivals

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police arrested three crew of a North Korean boat on Saturday for stealing a generator from a hut on an uninhabited island, public broadcaster NHK said, the latest drama amid increasing arrivals of North Korean fishing boats off Japan.

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U.S. envoy for North Korean affairs travels to Japan, Thailand

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. envoy for North Korea will travel to Japan and Thailand next week to discuss how to increase pressure on Pyongyang after its latest ballistic missile test, the U.S. State Department said on Friday.

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BRIEF-S&W Seed Enters Fourth Amendment To Asset Purchase, Sale Agreement With Pioneer Hi-Bred

* S&W SEED CO SAYS ON DEC 4, 2017, ENTERED INTO FOURTH AMENDMENT TO ASSET PURCHASE AND SALE AGREEMENT WITH PIONEER HI-BRED INTERNATIONAL - SEC FILING

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Baseball: Japan's Ohtani to sign with Los Angeles Angels

(Reuters) - Coveted Japanese pitching and hitting star Shohei Ohtani will sign with the Los Angeles Angels, his agent has told the Major League Baseball team.

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Fourteen peacekeepers, five Congo soldiers, killed in Congo attack: U.N.

UNITED NATIONS/ABIDJAN (Reuters) - Suspected militiamen killed at least 14 U.N. peacekeepers and five Congolese soldiers in an attack on a United Nations base in eastern Congo on Thursday night, the U.N. mission said on Friday.

International Trade and World Market nytimes.com

E.U. and Japan Reach Deal to Keep ‘Flag of Free Trade Waving High’

The agreement would cover more than a quarter of the world’s economy. Leaders on both sides said it carried strategic as well as economic importance.

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Japan to acquire air-launched missiles able to strike North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is to acquire medium-range, air-launched cruise missiles, capable of striking North Korea, a controversial purchase of what will become the longest-range munitions of a country that has renounced the right to wage war.

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Japan to buy long-range missiles for first time

Japan will for the first time buy long-range missiles to counter the country's "increasingly severe" national security situation, Defense Minister Itsunori Onodera said.

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Bitcoin plunges $2,500 in less than four hours

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Japanese priestess stabbed to death at shrine in apparent family feud

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Shinto priestess was killed on the grounds of a famous Tokyo shrine by a man wielding a traditional Japanese sword who then killed another woman before committing suicide, police said on Friday, in what local media described as an apparent family feud.

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Japan's Oxford-educated crown prince to bring global view to Chrysanthemum Throne

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Oxford-educated crown prince, Naruhito, looks set to bring a more global outlook to the ancient imperial institution while carrying on Emperor Akihito's legacy of promoting peace and reconciliation with Asia when he ascends the throne in 2019.

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Soccer: Born in Japan, playing for North Korea under shadow of missile crisis

TOKYO (Reuters) - Born and raised in Japan, three North Korean soccer players are expecting to face boos from the home crowd in a match that comes less than two weeks after the latest North Korean test missile splashed into the Sea of Japan.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Al Franken’s Improbable Political Rise and Sudden Fall

Mr. Franken came to the Senate as an instant star, but he was brought down by accusations of inappropriate behavior and a Democratic need to clean house.

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Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

SYDNEY (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marveling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Japanese shares rally, bitcoin shoots for the moon

SYDNEY, Dec 8 (Reuters) - Asian shares rallied for a second session on Friday as investors awaited major economic data from China and the United States while marvelling at the meteoric ascent of the market's new crypto-star, bitcoin.

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Analysis: The #metoo movement comes to Washington

Looking back, historians may view this week as the week where the #metoo movement fully landed in political Washington.

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Mysterious ghost ships in Japan raise concern

Dozens of ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea. CNN's Brian Todd reports.

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BRIEF-Four Corners Property Trust Acquires Longhorn Steakhouse Restaurant Property For $1.5 Mln

* FCPT ANNOUNCES ACQUISITION OF LONGHORN STEAKHOUSE RESTAURANT PROPERTY FOR $1.5 MILLION Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Boats and Boating nytimes.com

Ghostly Boats Carry North Korean Crews, Dead and Alive, to Japan

This year, 76 North Korean vessels have washed up, many carrying dead crew. The ghostly armada appears to be disabled fishing boats that drifted on currents.

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: Four Questions About American Greatness

We must not lose sight of what really makes our country special in the modern world.

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BRIEF-Western Forest Products To Acquire Processing And Distribution Centre In Arlington, Washington

* WESTERN FOREST PRODUCTS TO ACQUIRE PROCESSING AND DISTRIBUTION CENTRE IN ARLINGTON, WASHINGTON

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UPDATE 1-Some Japanese aluminium buyers agree Q1 premium at $103/T - sources

* Talks continuing, further deals expected later this month (Adds details and quotes)

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Some Japanese aluminium buyers agree Q1 premium at $103/T, up 8-10 pct from Q4 -sources

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - Some Japanese aluminium buyers have agreed to pay some global producers a premium of $103 per tonne for shipments in the January to March quarter, reflecting higher spot premiums, two sources directly involved in the pricing talks said on Thursday.

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Sharp to seek all-Japan OLED alliance to counter South Korea's Samsung, LG

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Sharp Corp will ask the government to help it form an alliance with rival Japan Display Inc in OLED technology to better compete with South Korean makers, its chief executive said on Thursday.

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Emperor Hirohito's memoir bought by Japan surgeon criticized for praising Nazis

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cosmetic surgeon criticized for praising Nazis and playing down Japan's wartime atrocities won an auction for a memoir by Emperor Hirohito that chronicles the nation's...

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UPDATE 1-Bain gets 87 pct of Japan's Asatsu-DK in tender offer -filing

* Top shareholder WPP dropped opposition (Updates with filing)

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Bain gets almost 90 pct of Japan's Asatsu-DK in tender offer -Nikkei

TOKYO, Dec 7 (Reuters) - U.S. private equity firm Bain Capital has garnered nearly 90 percent of Japanese advertising agency Asatsu-DK Inc's (ADK) shares in a tender offer that closed on Wednesday, the Nikkei business daily reported.

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Citigroup sees 'high teens' percentage decline in fourth-quarter markets revenue

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Citigroup Inc fourth-quarter markets revenue is on track to be down by a "high-teens" percentage from a year earlier, Chief Financial Officer John Gerspach said on Wednesday.

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Sean Combs leads four black artists as world's highest paid musicians

LOS ANGELES (Reuters) - Rapper Sean "Diddy" Combs was ranked the world's highest-paid musician on Wednesday in an annual list that saw black artists take the top four spots.

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Nasdaq set to recede for the fourth day

(Reuters) - The Nasdaq was set to fall for the fourth day on Wednesday as investors ditched the year's best performers on doubts over stretched valuations and the impact of a U.S. tax overhaul on corporate earnings.

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CORRECTED-US STOCKS-Nasdaq set to recede for the fourth day

* Private employers added 190,000 jobs in Nov vs est. of 185,000

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BRIEF-Novo Nordisk expects to launch new diabetes drug in Japan during H1 2018

Dec 6 (Reuters) - NOVO NORDISK A/S CHIEF SCIENTIFIC OFFICER MADS KROGSGAARD THOMSEN MADE FOLLOWING COMMENTS DURING AN INVESTOR CALL FOLLOWING U.S. APPROVAL OF DIABETES DRUG OZEMPIC:

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North Korea boats off Japan spark spy scare; but some suspect just luckless fishermen

TOKYO (Reuters) - An increasing number of fishing boats from North Korea has been appearing off Japan - some in distress, some abandoned and some with dead bodies on board - raising fears about infiltration by spies as tension with North Korea surges.

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Japan's Nikkei posts biggest fall since late March

TOKYO, Dec 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest percentage drop since late March, with selling accelerating after a break of a key technical support level from its 25-day moving average.

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Japan's slide into war chronicled in Emperor Hirohito's memoir

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Emperor Hirohito did not veto his advisers' decision to declare war on the United States in 1941 because he feared triggering an internal conflict that would destroy his...

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Andeavor undeterred by Washington state panel's rail-terminal snub

HOUSTON, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Independent U.S. refiner Andeavor said on Tuesday it will not abandon a push to build a Pacific Coast rail-to-marine terminal despite a Washington state panel's recommendation against the project.

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Mueller's Russia probe cost $3.2 million in first four months

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Special Counsel Robert Mueller's office has spent about $3.2 million in the first four and a half months of its investigation into Russian meddling in the 2016 presidential election, the Justice Department revealed in a report on Tuesday.

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Wells Fargo CEO sees better commercial loan results in fourth quarter

(Reuters) - Wells Fargo & Co will likely see improvement in its business lending segment when it reports fourth-quarter earnings in January, Chief Executive Officer Tim Sloan said at an investor presentation on Tuesday.

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Japan Airlines invests $10 million in supersonic jet company Boom

(Reuters) - Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday Japan's No.2 carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd has invested $10 million in the company, which is building a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than Concorde.

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UPDATE 2-Carrefour and Fnac Darty form French purchasing partnership

* Deal follows recent retail sector alliances amid Amazon threat

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Japan Display affiliate becomes nation's first to commercially sell OLED screens

TOKYO (Reuters) - An affiliate of Japan Display Inc sold its inaugural batch of OLED screens on Tuesday, becoming the first Japanese company to commercialize an advanced technology that is currently dominated by South Korean rivals.

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Japan Airlines invests $10M into US startup's supersonic plane

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Japan Airlines invests $10 mln in supersonic jet company Boom

Dec 5 (Reuters) - Denver-based startup Boom Supersonic said on Tuesday Japan's No.2 carrier Japan Airlines Co Ltd has invested $10 million in the company, which is building a supersonic passenger aircraft it claims will be faster, quieter and more affordable to fly than Concorde.

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Japan wants missiles with enough range to strike North Korea-sources

TOKYO, Dec 5 (Reuters) - Japan is preparing to acquire precision air-launched missiles that for the first time would give it the capability to strike North Korean missile sites, two sources with direct knowledge of the matter said.

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Nissan, DeNA schedule public tests of self-driving car service in Japan next year

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co and Japanese gaming software maker DeNA Co said on Tuesday they would begin public tests of their self-driving ride-sharing service in Japan next year.

Levine, James nytimes.com

Fourth Man Accuses James Levine of Sexual Abuse as Met Opera Reels

Met officials and musicians spent Monday grappling with the fallout from the suspension of Mr. Levine, the company’s longtime conductor.

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Badminton: Japan prepared to roll dice on Momota with eye on Tokyo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Former world number two Kento Momota will be restored to the top tier of Japan's national badminton team next season as he continues his long rehabilitation from a gambling scandal that ruled him out of the Rio Olympics, local media reported.

McConnell, Mitch nytimes.com

On Washington: For McConnell, Health Care Failure Was a Map to Tax Success

The Senate majority leader explained how Republicans secured the votes they needed, and said the economy would show whether they were right about the bill.

Fraternities and Sororities nytimes.com

Four Men Await Sentencing in Baruch Student’s Hazing Death

Fraternity members from New York City are expected to be sentenced in Pennsylvania for Chun Hsien Deng’s death during an initiation ritual in 2013.

Baseball nytimes.com

In Japan, Ohtani Is a Special Player but Definitely Not Babe Ruth

Like the Babe, Shohei Ohtani can hit and pitch with distinction. But comparisons to the great Yankees slugger do not seem to resonate in Ohtani’s home country.

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BRIEF-‍United Steelworkers ratify four-year contract with TimkenSteel​

* ‍UNITED STEELWORKERS RATIFY FOUR-YEAR CONTRACT WITH TIMKENSTEEL​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Whipsawed by Washington, Wall Street ends modestly lower

(Reuters) - Wall Street fell on Friday, whipsawed by developments with a probe into Russia's alleged involvement in the U.S. election as well as with progress on a tax bill in Congress.

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Commonwealth Games: Four countries submit updates after 2022 bid delay

LONDON (Reuters) - Four countries have submitted updates to Commonwealth Games organizers after they extended the deadline for bids for the 2022 Games.

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Seoul says North Korea puts Washington in range, but needs to prove critical technology

SEOUL/MOSCOW (Reuters) - North Korea's latest missile test puts Washington within range, but Pyongyang still needs to prove it has mastered critical missile technology, such as re-entry, terminal stage guidance and warhead activation, South Korea said on Friday.

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Suspected al Qaeda fighters among four Syrians arrested in Netherlands: prosecutors

AMSTERDAM (Reuters) - Two men suspected of having fought for an al Qaeda-linked group in Syria were among four Syrian migrants arrested in the Netherlands, Dutch authorities said on Friday.

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U.S. firms push Washington to restart nuclear pact talks with Riyadh: sources

RIYADH/DUBAI (Reuters) - U.S. firms attracted by Saudi Arabia's plans to build nuclear reactors are pushing Washington to restart talks with Riyadh on an agreement to help the kingdom develop atomic energy, three industry sources said.

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Japan court sentences U.S. base worker to life for rape, murder: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese court sentenced a former U.S. military base worker to life in prison on Friday for the rape and murder of a woman on the southern island of Okinawa, public broadcaster NHK reported.

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Nissan's Japan car sales slide for second month after compliance scandal

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nissan Motor Co's sales of domestic passenger cars fell by almost half in November - its second straight month of slides in the wake of a compliance scandal and its first since it resumed production of cars for the home market.

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Japan’s Emperor, Akihito, Sets Date for Abdication

The 83-year-old emperor will step down on April 30, 2019, becoming the first Japanese monarch to do so in two centuries.

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Melco pledges headquarters in Japan if it wins casino licence

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - Melco Resorts & Entertainment Ltd will shift its headquarters to Japan should it win a licence to run a casino in the world's next frontier for high-stakes gambling, its chief executive said on Friday.

cnn.com

Japan's emperor to abdicate in 2019

Japan's much-loved Emperor Akihito will stand down on April 30, 2019, becoming the first Japanese monarch to abdicate his post in two centuries.

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Japan panel firms up April 30, 2019 as date for emperor's abdication: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - A special panel chaired by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has agreed that the date of Emperor Akihito's planned abdication - the first by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries - should be on April 30, 2019, national broadcaster NHK reported.

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Aluminium producer seeks Q1 premium of $110/T from Japan buyers -sources

TOKYO, Dec 1 (Reuters) - A global aluminium producer has offered Japanese buyers a premium of $110 per tonne for primary metal shipments during the January to March period, as much as 17 percent above the current quarter, three sources directly involved in pricing talks said on Friday.

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China's carbon intensity falls four percent in first three quarters: official

SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's carbon intensity - the level of carbon emissions per unit of economic growth - fell about 4 percent in the first three quarters of 2017, putting the country on track to meet its five-year targets, a senior official said.

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Special panel meets to discuss Japan Emperor Akihito's abdication date

TOKYO (Reuters) - A special panel meets on Friday to discuss the date for Emperor Akihito's planned abdication - the first by a Japanese monarch in about two centuries - clearing the way for the government to formally decide when the octogenarian emperor will retire.

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The long winter: 'Game of Thrones' fans in four-day viewing marathon

LONDON (Reuters) - Ice zombies and fire-breathing dragons plague the characters in the hit fantasy TV series "Game of Thrones," but for fans who took part in a four-day marathon to watch the series' 67 episodes back-to-back, a pained rear end posed a greater threat.

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BRIEF-Covenant Transportation Says Co And Units Entered Into Fourteenth Amendment To Credit Agreement Dated Sept 23, 2008

* COVENANT TRANSPORTATION SAYS ‍ON NOV 28, 2017, CO AND UNITS ENTERED INTO FOURTEENTH AMENDMENT TO CREDIT AGREEMENT DATED SEPT 23, 2008 - SEC FILING​

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Washington 'deeply concerned' about Bolivia reelection ruling

LA PAZ (Reuters) - Bolivia on Thursday brushed off criticism from the United States about this week's Constitutional Court decision allowing socialist President Evo Morales to run for a fourth term in 2019.

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BRIEF-Enanta Pharma Says Abbvie’s Maviret ‍is Now Commercially Available In Japan​

* ENANTA PHARMACEUTICALS - ABBVIE'S MAVIRET HAS BEEN APPROVED FOR REIMBURSEMENT BY MINISTRY OF HEALTH, LABOUR AND WELFARE

The Leafly Guide to Cannabis (Book) nytimes.com

Roundup: The Great Outdoors: From Your Backyard to a Garden in Japan

A range of new books offering advice to gardeners, hikers and amateur naturalists, with detours back to colonial America and even Middle-earth.

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Yet another North Korean boat found in distress in Japanese waters

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's coast guard on Thursday boarded a North Korean fishing boat near a Japanese island where the crew said they had taken shelter from rough seas, the latest in a series of North Korean vessels in distress drifting into Japanese waters.

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Suspected U.S. drone targets Haqqani militants in Pakistan, killing four

DERA ISMAIL KHAN, Pakistan (Reuters) - A suspected U.S. drone strike on Thursday targeted a hideout of the Haqqani militant network along Pakistan's mountainous border with Afghanistan, killing four people, officials said.

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Japan emperor to cede public duties after abdication: prince

TOKYO (Reuters) - Emperor Akihito's younger son, Prince Akishino, has said he expects his father to hand over all his public duties to the royal heir, Crown Prince Naruhito, after his planned abdication - the first by a Japanese monarch in nearly two centuries.

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News Analysis: Washington Eyes a Cold War Strategy Against North Korea

A focus on nuclear deterrence would fall short of President Trump’s promises to finally “solve” the problem with North Korea.

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Man arrested, to be charged with murder in four Tampa shootings

(Reuters) - A 24-year-old man will face murder charges for a string of deadly shootings over the past two months that had left a Tampa, Florida neighborhood fearing a serial killer was on the loose.

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Casino-Ocado deal could push Carrefour into Amazon's arms

PARIS (Reuters) - French supermarket chain Carrefour could be under pressure to do a deal with the likes of Amazon , after a deal between its French rival and a British online specialist threatened to leave it trailing behind in e-commerce.

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UPDATE 1-UK regulator says four fund firm may have breached competition law

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Britain's markets regulator said four asset management companies might have broken competition law during share sales in the first case that uses its antitrust enforcement powers.

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UK regulator says four fund firm may have breached competition law

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - Britain's markets regulator said on Wednesday four asset management companies might have broken competition law during one or more of two public listings and one share placing.

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COLUMN-Modest Bank of Japan move could spark major market flows: McGeever

LONDON, Nov 29 (Reuters) - The era of super-cheap money is ending, and stocks' remarkable run to new highs and bond yields' refusal to shoot higher suggest world markets are taking this seismic monetary policy shift in their stride.

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North Korea ICBM test may show Washington within range

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea launched what officials said was likely an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that flew high into space before landing near Japan on Wednesday, showing Pyongyang may now be able to reach Washington, D.C. with its weapons.

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North Korea tests suspected ICBM, splashes down near Japan

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan, officials said, with some scientists cautioning that Washington, D.C. could now theoretically be within range of Pyongyang's weapons.

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North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in sea close to Japan

SEOUL/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - North Korea fired what appeared to be an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM) that landed close to Japan, officials said, Pyongyang's first test launch since mid-September with some scientists cautioning that Washington, D.C., could now technically be within reach.

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UPDATE 2-Marvell forecasts strong fourth quarter on connectivity chip demand

Nov 28 (Reuters) - Chipmaker Marvell Technology Group Ltd delivered higher-than-expected earnings and revenue for the third quarter and forecast strong results in the current quarter, boosted by robust demand for its networking and connectivity chips.

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Police in Florida say they are questioning a person in connection with four fatal shootings

Tampa police are interviewing a person in connection with four fatal shootings within the last month in the city's Seminole Heights neighborhood, Tampa Police Chief Brian Dugan said Tuesday.

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Washington state attorney general sues Uber after data breach

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Washington state's attorney general sued the ride-sharing company Uber on Tuesday, alleging it had violated the state's data breach notification law.

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North Korea fires ICBM, splashes in Sea of Japan: Pentagon

WASHINGTON/SEOUL-29 (Reuters) - North Korea launched a missile that landed close to Japan on Wednesday, the first since a missile fired over its neighbor in mid-September, and the Pentagon said its initial assessment was that Pyongyang had tested an intercontinental ballistic missile (ICBM).

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'Ghost ships' wash ashore in Japan

Four ships, some with dead bodies aboard, have washed ashore this month in Japan.

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Washington Post turns the tables on fake Roy Moore accuser

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

Op-Ed Columnist: The Four Big Tax Deceptions

How the tax plan’s defenders are selling it.

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Washington Post exposes fake Roy Moore accuser

A woman who approached the Washington Post by falsely claiming Alabama Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore impregnated her as a teenager was exposed by the newspaper as a member of the conservative media group known for sting operations, Project Veritas.

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China's government accuses four cities of air pollution failures

BEIJING (Reuters) - Four cities in China's northeastern province Heilongjiang were accused by the Ministry of Environmental Protection (MEP) of increasing air pollution due to administrative failures.

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BRIEF-Emerald Health Therapeutics Announces Positive Health Canada Review Of License Application For Prominent Fourth Facility

* EMERALD HEALTH THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES POSITIVE HEALTH CANADA REVIEW OF LICENSE APPLICATION FOR PROMINENT FOURTH FACILITY Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Russia's Gazprom inks 1 bln euro loan deal with Japanese, U.S. banks

MOSCOW, Nov 28 (Reuters) - Russian energy major Gazprom said on Tuesday it would receive 1 billion euros ($1.19 billion) in a five-year loan from Japan's Mizuho Bank Ltd and Sumitomo Mitsui Banking Corp, as well as U.S. lender JP Morgan Chase Bank.

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8 skeletons found on boat that washed up on Japan's coast

At least four ships have washed up on Japan's west coast this month, some with bodies on board, and while authorities haven't confirmed their origin, signs suggest they're from North Korea.

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Japan's Toray reports data falsification at materials unit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toray Industries on Tuesday revealed 149 cases of quality data falsification at a materials-making subsidiary spanning eight years, in the latest quality-assurance scandal to hit a Japanese manufacturer.

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Japan detects radio signals pointing to possible North Korea missile test: source

TOKYO/WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Japan has detected radio signals suggesting North Korea may be preparing for another ballistic missile launch, although such signals are not unusual and satellite images did not show fresh activity, a Japanese government source said on Tuesday.

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Woman Tried to Dupe Washington Post With False Claim About Roy Moore, Paper Says

A woman told Washington Post reporters that Roy Moore, the Republican Senate candidate in Alabama, impregnated her when she was 15. But the newspaper said it rejected her assertions.

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Japan's Toray to hold news conference on data falsification at unit

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Toray Industries said on Tuesday it will hold a news conference regarding data falsification at a subsidiary, in what could be the latest in a series of quality-assurance scandals to hit Japanese manufacturers.

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Reps: Bipartisanship in Washington is actually happening

When we tell people back home about the Problem Solvers Caucus, a bipartisan group we co-chair, it's hard for them to believe that 48 members of Congress -- half of them Democrat, half Republican -- come together nearly every week to find common ground on some of our toughest issues. They'd probably find it equally shocking that, earlier this month, Republican Senator Susan Collins and Democratic Senator Joe Manchin locked arms in their own effort to drive problem solving, not just across the aisle, but across the two chambers of Congress.

Jews and Judaism nytimes.com

Synagogue’s Mix of Arts and Religion Helps Shape Jewish Life in Washington

One of Washington’s oldest synagogues, Sixth and I has breathed new life into the city’s rich Jewish tradition.

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Japanese sumo council calls for 'harsh punishment' for wrestler Harumafuji

(Reuters) - The Yokozuna Deliberation Council has asked the Japan Sumo Association (JSA) to hand out an "extremely harsh punishment" to "yokozuna" (grand champion) Harumafuji for an alleged assault on a junior wrestler, Kyodo news agency reported on Monday.

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Eight bodies found in boat washed up on Japan beach: coast guard

TOKYO (Reuters) - Eight bodies, which had been reduced partly to skeletons, were found on Monday in a small wooden ship that washed up on a beach in the sea of Japan, the Japan Coast Guard (JCG) said.

Theater nytimes.com

Review: Four Women, Four Lifetimes, One Camera in ‘20th Century Blues’

Susan Miller’s sweet but softhearted play finds old friends challenged when the photographer among them wants to display group images taken over 40 years.

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Shohei Ohtani, Japan’s Two-Way Star, Aims to Take M.L.B. Back to Its Future

Ohtani, 23, is a coveted left-handed slugger and right-handed pitcher who wants to come to the major leagues as the first player in decades to regularly play a dual role.

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Japanese cosmetics maker Pola says sorry for racist poster

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese cosmetics firm has apologized for a sign banning entry for Chinese people posted in one of its outlets, highlighting lingering hostility to foreign visitors from some in Japan as it strives to extend a shopping-driven tourism boom.

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Three Sailors Lost in Plane Crash Near Japan Are Identified

The United States Navy identified the men as Steven Combs, Matthew Chialastri and Bryan Grosso.

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Japan coast guard finds body of dead male suspected from North Korea

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Coast Guard found the body of a male and parts of a wooden boat suspected to be from North Korea on the coast of one of Japan's outlying islands on Saturday, an official said.

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Russia takes Tokyo to task over defense alliance with Washington

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia is concerned that Japan is allowing Washington to use its territory as a base for a U.S. military build-up in north Asia under the pretext of countering North Korea, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said on Friday.

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Baby banned from Japanese municipal assembly

TOKYO (Reuters) - A baby brought into a Japanese municipal assembly chamber by his lawmaker mother was promptly ejected because his presence was against the rules, an official said on Friday, highlighting the hurdles faced by working women in Japan.

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Japan's Osaka to snap sister city link with San Francisco over 'comfort women' statue

TOKYO (Reuters) - The mayor of Japan's western city of Osaka plans to cut ties with U.S. sister city San Francisco after the latter accepted the donation of a "comfort women" statue from a private group there.

Maritime Accidents and Safety nytimes.com

U.S. Navy Ends Search for 3 Sailors Missing Since Plane Crash Near Japan

“Our thoughts and prayers are with our lost shipmates and their families,” Rear Adm. Marc Dalton said on Friday.

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Men found at northern Japan marina say they are from North Korea: police

TOKYO (Reuters) - Police in northern Japan have found eight men near a boat at a seaside marina who said they were from North Korea, and appear to be fishermen whose vessel ran into trouble, rather than defectors, a police official said on Friday.

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What it means to be a mixed-race model in Japan

For 18-year-old model Rina Fukushi, Tokyo is home. But growing up as a mixed-race child in Japan wasn't always easy. With a Japanese-American father and a Filipina mother, Fukushi was one of a growing number of biracial individuals identifying as "hafu" -- a phonetic play on the English word "half."

Native Americans nytimes.com

Thanksgiving for Native Americans: Four Voices on a Complicated Holiday

A day of celebration and overeating is for some a time of mourning and a testament to the strength of a culture.

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METALS-Shanghai aluminium snaps four-day losing streak

(Adds ShFE closing prices, updates LME prices) BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai aluminium prices rose by 0.6 percent on Thursday, ending a four-day losing run despite some lingering bearish sentiment on the metal. Aluminium is still down by 8.3 percent in Shanghai so far this month, as Chinese winter smelting restrictions in force from mid-November turned out to be less severe than the market expected. It remains up by 10.9 percent year-to-date. "Supply-side reforms in the Ch

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METALS-Shanghai aluminium set to end four-day losing streak

(Adds analyst comment, technical data; updates prices) BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Shanghai aluminium prices rose as much as 1 percent on Thursday, on track to end a four-day losing run despite some lingering bearish sentiment. The metal is still down by around 8 percent in Shanghai so far this month, as Chinese winter smelting restrictions in force from mid-November turned out to be less severe than the market expected. It remains up by 11 percent year-to-date. "Supply-side refo

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METALS-Shanghai aluminium on course to end four-day losing streak

BEIJING, Nov 23 (Reuters) - Aluminium rose by around 1 percent in early trade on the Shanghai Futures Exchange on Thursday, on track to end a four-day losing run. The metal is still down nearly 8 percent in Shanghai so far this month as winter smelting curbs turned out not to be as severe as the market had expected. * SHFE AlUMINIUM: Shanghai's most-traded aluminium contract was up 0.9 percent at 15,045 yuan ($2,279.30) a tonne at 0112 GMT, having begun November close to 16,400

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How Japan's smart toilets took over the world

I will always remember the first time I walked into a Tokyo bathroom and, with the automatic lift of its lid, a Japanese "smart toilet" happily greeted me. 

United States Politics and Government nytimes.com

On Washington: Blast From the Past: The Current Political World Mirrors 2009

Elements that foreshadowed steep losses for Democrats eight years ago are in place for Republicans today.

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BRIEF-Sandy Spring Bancorp receives regulatory approvals for WashingtonFirst Bankshares deal

* Sandy Spring Bancorp, Inc. receives all regulatory approvals for acquisition

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Fed approves Sandy Spring Bancorp merger with WashingtonFirst Bankshares

WASHINGTON, Nov 22 (Reuters) - The Federal Reserve Wednesday approved a merger between Sandy Spring Bancorp Inc and WashingtonFirst Bankshares Inc.

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IOC bans four Russian skeleton athletes for life over Sochi doping

MOSCOW (Reuters) - Four Russian skeleton athletes, including Olympic champion Alexander Tretyakov, have been banned for life from the Olympics after being found guilty of doping at the 2014 Sochi Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Wednesday.

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Digital currencies will not replace physical money soon: Bank of Japan official

TOKYO (Reuters) - Financial technology is fast revolutionizing the banking industry but digital currencies will not replace physical money any time soon, a senior Bank of Japan (BOJ) official said on Wednesday.

United States Defense and Military Forces nytimes.com

Navy Aircraft With 11 Aboard Crashes Into Waters Off Japan

Japan’s public broadcaster said Wednesday that eight people had been rescued and a search was underway for the other three.

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UPDATE 4-U.S. commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washer imports

* Samsung, LG seen selling 2.5 mln units in U.S. this year -LG

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Japan's first solar auction pushes prices down by nearly a quarter

TOKYO, Nov 22 (Reuters) - Japan's first auction for contracts to provide solar electricity pushed prices down by nearly a quarter from a previous system, but the cheapest bid was still more than eight times a record-low achieved recently in overseas markets, government data shows.

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UPDATE 3-U.S. commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washer imports

* Samsung, LG seen selling 2.5 mln units in U.S. this year -LG

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Japan special panel to weigh timing of emperor's abdication

TOKYO (Reuters) - The timing of Emperor Akihito's abdication, Japan's first in nearly two centuries, is to be discussed by a special panel that will meet from Dec. 1, the top government spokesman said on Wednesday.

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U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open: State Department

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization (PLO) to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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With Net Neutrality and Antitrust Moves, a Mixed Message From Washington

Loosening rules on internet providers would let big companies charge more for their services. But a suit to block a merger signals a tougher stance against big business.

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White House personnel investigated for improper foreign contact: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Three U.S. military personnel allegedly had improper contact with foreign women while traveling with President Donald Trump on his trip this month to Asia, the Washington Post reported on Tuesday.

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U.S. wants PLO's Washington office to stay open -State Dept

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States wants the Palestine Liberation Organization to keep its Washington office open and is in talks with Palestinian officials about the issue despite a U.S. decision that could trigger its closure, the State Department said on Tuesday.

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U.S. commission recommends tariffs to curb Samsung, LG washer imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday recommended tariffs to keep Samsung and LG from flooding the U.S. market with inexpensive washers, a step that would protect American appliance giant Whirlpool Corp.

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U.S. commission calls for tariff-rate quota on Samsung, LG washer imports

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. International Trade Commission on Tuesday called for a tariff-rate quota on imported Samsung and LG brand washers after appliance giant Whirlpool Corp urged the imposition of "global safeguard" limits on its South Korean rivals to stop them from flooding the American market with cheap machines.

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UPDATE 5-WPP accepts Bain's offer for Japan's ADK, drops legal threat

* WPP could reinvest in ADK once offer completed (Adds further details)

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe resigns, ending four decades of rule

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe resigned as Zimbabwe's president on Tuesday a week after the army and his former political allies moved against him, ending four decades of rule by a man who turned from independence hero to archetypal African strongman.

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Auchan/Alibaba deal turns up the heat on Carrefour in China

PARIS (Reuters) - A partnership between French retailer Auchan [AUCH.UL] and internet giant Alibaba risks pushing Carrefour further behind in China and could persuade its new boss to sell out of the country.

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South Korea, Japan welcome U.S. relisting North Korea as sponsor of terrorism

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump's move to put North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it will ramp up pressure on the reclusive regime to get rid of its nuclear weapons.

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Sumo: Japan's national sport wrestles with latest act of violence

FUKUOKA/TOKYO, Japan - (Reuters) - A probe into an assault by a sumo grand champion against a junior wrestler threatens to stain the image of Japan's ancient national sport just as its popularity was recovering from previous scandals and a shrinking fan base.

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South Korea, Japan say listing North Korea as terror sponsor will pressure Pyongyang to denuclearize

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan on Tuesday welcomed U.S. President Donald Trump putting North Korea back on a list of state sponsors of terrorism, saying it would ramp up pressure on Pyongyang to denuclearize the Korean peninsula.

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Dying at home rather than in hospital, elderly Japanese "go to the afterlife quietly"

TOKYO (Reuters) - After he was diagnosed with leukaemia in July, Katsuo Saito decided not to treat it and opted for palliative care. He had a hard time finding a bed at a hospice or hospital, so he...

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U.S. senators seek details on 'dubious' oversight shift by Japanese bank

WASHINGTON, Nov 20 (Reuters) - A decision by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) to shift its U.S. banks from state regulators to a federal bank regulator is garnering scrutiny from a pair of U.S. Democratic senators.

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RPT-From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel's "dealers' lounge" that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses.

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This NBA season: Four things to know

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U.S. marine accused of drunk driving after Japanese man dies in crash

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old U.S. marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the U.S. military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.

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US Marine arrested after fatal crash in Japan

A US service member has been arrested following a deadly vehicle crash on the Japanese island of Okinawa early Sunday morning.

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U.S. marine accused in drink drive case as Japanese man dies

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese man was killed in a truck collision involving a 21-year-old U.S. marine who was well over the legal alcohol limit for driving, police said of a case that was likely to stoke resentment over the U.S. military presence on the southern island of Okinawa.

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Merkel fourth term in doubt as German coalition talks fail

BERLIN (Reuters) - Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure herself a fourth term hit a major setback after a would-be coalition partner unexpectedly pulled out of talks, thrusting Germany into a political crisis.

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Goldman Sachs sees Fed raising rates four times in 2018

NEW YORK, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs said it expects a tight U.S. labor market and more normal inflation picture will lead the Federal Reserve to hike interest rates four times next year.

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Merkel's fourth term in doubt after would-be partner pulls out

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's efforts to form a three-way coalition government that would secure her a fourth term hit a major setback on Sunday after a would-be coalition partner pulled out of exploratory talks, citing irreconcilable differences.

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From Las Vegas to Washington D.C., lobbyists swarm U.S. Congress on tax bill

WASHINGTON, Nov 19 (Reuters) - Recreational vehicle retailers from across the country were sipping morning coffee at a convention in Las Vegas earlier this month when word whipped through the hotel's "dealers' lounge" that the U.S. Congress was considering tax law changes threatening their businesses.

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Kenyan police fire teargas to break slum protests after four murdered

NAIROBI (Reuters) - Kenyan police fired teargas to disperse a crowd that was protesting on Sunday against the overnight murder of four people in a slum in the capital Nairobi, a Reuters witness said.

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The New Washington: ‘The New Washington’: Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

Ms. Gillibrand spoke with Jennifer Steinhauer about her legislation to reform policies on sexual harassment on Capitol Hill, power dynamics, President Bill Clinton and more.

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Exclusive: Qualcomm set to win conditional Japanese antitrust okay for NXP deal - source

BRUSSELS (Reuters) - U.S. smartphone chipmaker Qualcomm is set to win “imminent” Japanese antitrust clearance for its $38-billion bid for NXP Semiconductors and gain Europe’s approval by the end of the year with slight tweaks to its concessions, a person familiar with the matter said.