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BRIEF-Blackstone / GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund Announces Preliminary Filing For Rights Offering

Jan 19 (Reuters) - Blackstone / GSO Senior Floating Rate Term Fund:

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BRIEF-Horizon Bancorp Files For Potential Mixed ‍​Shelf Offering Of Up To $60 Mln

* HORIZON BANCORP - FILES FOR POTENTIAL MIXED ‍​SHELF OFFERING OF UP TO $60 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2DlbKpa) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Pavmed Announces Pricing Of Firm Commitment Common Stock Offering

* PAVMED ANNOUNCES PRICING OF FIRM COMMITMENT COMMON STOCK OFFERING

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Japan, U.S. to discuss trade 'framework', U.S. envoy says: NHK

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan and the United States next week will start to discuss a framework of negotiations with the aim of concluding a trade pact and fixing bilateral trade imbalances, Japanese public broadcaster NHK quoted the U.S. ambassador to Japan as saying.

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Japan criticizes U.S. for military flights over school in Okinawa

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan criticized the U.S. military on Friday for breaking a pledge to avoid flying helicopters over a school next to its base in Okinawa, a rare flash of discord with Tokyo's main ally.

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BRIEF-Golden Entertainment prices secondary offering of 6.5 mln shares at $28 per share

* GOLDEN ENTERTAINMENT ANNOUNCES PRICING OF SECONDARY PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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BRIEF-Obalon Therapeutics prices offering of 5.5 mln shares at $5.50 per share

* OBALON THERAPEUTICS INC - ‍PRICING OF AN UNDERWRITTEN PUBLIC OFFERING OF 5.5 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK AT A OFFERING PRICE OF $5.50 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Agios prices offering of 7.09 mln shares at $67 per share

* AGIOS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $475 MILLION PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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BRIEF-HTG Molecular Diagnostics Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Common Stock

* HTG MOLECULAR DIAGNOSTICS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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BRIEF-Urogen Pharma Announces Pricing Of Public Offering Of Ordinary Shares

* UROGEN PHARMA ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF ORDINARY SHARES

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BRIEF-Voya Financial Prices Offering Of $350 Mln Of Junior Subordinated Notes

* VOYA FINANCIAL PRICES OFFERING OF $350 MILLION OF JUNIOR SUBORDINATED NOTES

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BRIEF-PAVmed Announces Firm Commitment Public Offering Of Common Stock

* PAVMED ANNOUNCES FIRM COMMITMENT PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-ADT Prices Initial Public Offering

* ADT INC - ANNOUNCED PRICING OF ITS INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING OF 105 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK AT AN INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING PRICE OF $14 PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Buckeye Partners Prices $400 Mln Offering Of 6.375% Junior Subordinated Notes

* BUCKEYE PARTNERS, L.P. PRICES $400 MILLION OFFERING OF 6.375% JUNIOR SUBORDINATED NOTES

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Gardening may help cancer survivors eat better, feel greater ‘worth’

(Reuters Health) - - For cancer survivors, three seasons of home vegetable gardening may increase physical activity, fruits and vegetables in the diet and also enhance feelings of self-worth, researchers say.

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Reedeux Media seeks IPO after first coin offering sells out

(Reuters) - U.S. tech startup Reedeux Media said it plans to list on the Nasdaq exchange later this year, seeking a valuation of up to $1 billion after selling out the first tranche of its media cryptocurrency coin offering on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Nuuvera Announces $35 Mln Bought Deal Offering

* NUUVERA SAYS ENTERED INTO AGREEMENT WITH UNDERWRITERS, WHO HAVE AGREED TO PURCHASE, ON "BOUGHT DEAL" BASIS, 6.4 MILLION UNITS OF CO AT C$5.50/UNIT Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-BeiGene prices follow-on offering of 7.4 mln American depositary shares at $101 per ADS

* ‍PRICING OF FOLLOW-ON PUBLIC OFFERING OF 7. 4 MILLION AMERICAN DEPOSITARY SHARES AT A PRICE TO PUBLIC OF $101.00 PER ADS​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Toll Brothers prices offering of $400 mln of Senior Notes

* ‍PRICED AN UNDERWRITTEN PUBLIC OFFERING OF $400 MILLION OF 4.350% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028​

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BRIEF-Patrick Industries announces pricing Of upsized offering Of $150 mln convertible senior notes due 2023

* PATRICK INDUSTRIES, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF UPSIZED OFFERING OF $150 MILLION CONVERTIBLE SENIOR NOTES DUE 2023

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BRIEF-Trican Well Service prices upsized underwritten secondary offering at $18.25 per share​

* TRICAN WELL SERVICE-PRICING OF UPSIZED UNDERWRITTEN SECONDARY OFFERING WHICH INCLUDES TRICAN OF 13.3 MILLION SHARES OF KEANE GROUP'S STOCK AT $18.25 PER SHARE​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Keane Announces Upsize And Pricing Of Public Secondary Offering By Selling Stockholder

* KEANE ANNOUNCES UPSIZE AND PRICING OF PUBLIC SECONDARY OFFERING BY SELLING STOCKHOLDER

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Exclusive: Japan in driver's seat for Indian bullet train deals

NEW DELHI/TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver's seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion Indian bullet train, several sources said, undermining a key component of Prime Minister Narendra Modi's economic policy - a push to 'Make in India'.

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BRIEF-Itron Prices Offering Of Additional $100 Mln 5.000% Senior Notes Due 2026

* ITRON, INC. PRICES OFFERING OF ADDITIONAL $100 MILLION OF 5.000% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026

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Books of The Times: If Liberalism Is Dead, What Comes Next?

In “Why Liberalism Failed,” Patrick J. Deneen argues that mere tinkering will not address profound discontent with the political establishment.

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BRIEF-Sherritt Announces Pricing Of $115 Million Unit Offering

* SHERRITT INTERNATIONAL CORP - ‍PRICING AND INCREASE IN SIZE OF ITS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED UNIT OFFERING OF $100 MILLION TO $115 MILLION​

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BRIEF-Scythian Biosciences Increases Size Of Its Previously Announced C$10 Mln "Bought Deal" Offering To C$12.5 Mln

* SCYTHIAN BIOSCIENCES CORP. ANNOUNCES INCREASE TO BOUGHT DEAL FINANCING WITH SERRUYA PRIVATE EQUITY AND THE DELAVACO GROUP AS OTHER STRATEGIC INVESTORS

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BRIEF-Intrexon Prices Public Offering Of Common Stock

* SAYS PUBLIC OFFERING OF 6 MILLION SHARES PRICED AT $12.50PER SHARE Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Genocea Biosciences, Inc. Announces Pricing Of $55 Mln Concurrent Public Offerings

* GENOCEA BIOSCIENCES, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $55 MILLION CONCURRENT PUBLIC OFFERINGS

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BRIEF-Itron Announces Proposed Offering Of Additional $100 Mln Of 5.000% Senior Notes Due 2026

* ITRON, INC. ANNOUNCES PROPOSED OFFERING OF ADDITIONAL $100 MILLION OF 5.000% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026

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North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics but Japan sees little to applaud

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North's "charm offensive".

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North Korea to send cheerleaders to Olympics but Japan sees little to celebrate

SEOUL (Reuters) - North Korea will send a 230-strong cheering squad to the Winter Olympics in the South next month, Seoul said on Wednesday after both sides held talks amid a thaw in inter-Korean ties and as Japan urged caution over the North's "charm offensive".

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Japan government tells public broadcaster not to repeat false missile alert

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Japanese government called on public broadcaster NHK on Wednesday to make sure a false alarm warning of a North Korean missile launch will not be repeated, with tensions still high because of the North's missile and nuclear programs.

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Inside Japan's 'genderless' subculture

In the narrow alleys of Tokyo's ultra-trendy Harajuku district, a growing number of Japanese men who self-identify as "genderless" are boldly broadening their sartorial and cosmetic choices. With faces expertly made up, hair dyed and stylishly coifed, eyebrows plucked and painted, they sashay from one indie boutique to the next.

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Japan central bank to keep policy on hold, offer upbeat inflation view

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's central bank is set to maintain upbeat price forecasts next week and paint a slightly better picture of the economy than it did three months ago, signaling its conviction the country is making slow but steady progress in eradicating deflation.

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BRIEF-Hologic Announces Pricing Of Offering Of $1 Bln Of Senior Notes

* HOLOGIC ANNOUNCES PRICING OF OFFERING OF $1 BILLION OF SENIOR NOTES

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BRIEF-Saul Centers Prices Offering Of Depositary Shares

* SAUL CENTERS, INC. PRICES OFFERING OF DEPOSITARY SHARES AND 6.125% SERIES D CUMULATIVE REDEEMABLE PREFERRED STOCK

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BRIEF-Nabors Prices $800 mln In Senior Unsecured Debt Offering

* NABORS PRICES $800,000,000 IN SENIOR UNSECURED DEBT OFFERING

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BRIEF-Sherritt reports $100 Mln Unit Offering Comprised Of Common Shares And Cobalt-Linked Warrants

* SHERRITT ANNOUNCES $100 MILLION UNIT OFFERING COMPRISED OF COMMON SHARES AND COBALT-LINKED WARRANTS

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Cloud Peak to export U.S. coal to new power plants in Japan

WASHINGTON, Jan 16 (Reuters) - U.S. miner Cloud Peak Energy said on Tuesday it will export coal from a Montana mine for 30 to 40 months to two new power plants in Japan with shipments that could start late next year.

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Exclusive: Mexico's Pemex chose Japan's Mitsui to complete Tula coking plant - sources

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) - Mexican state oil company Pemex [PEMX.UL] has chosen Japanese conglomerate Mitsui as its partner for a $2.6 billion coking plant project at its Tula refinery in a preliminary deal, two sources told Reuters this week.

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Books of The Times: In This Thriller, a Cold Case Turns Hot 26 Years Later

Christopher J. Yates’s “Grist Mill Road” opens with a shooting involving three teenagers, then revisits the crime and its consequences once they’re grown.

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Advisers urge deep discount in Venezuelan cryptocurrency offering

CARACAS (Reuters) - Advisers to the Venezuelan government are recommending it sell $2.3 billion of its new cryptocurrency, the petro, in a private offering at a discount of up to 60 percent, according to a document reviewed by Reuters.

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Japan issues false alarm over missile launch, days after Hawaii alert gaffe

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm on Tuesday saying North Korea appeared to have launched a missile and urging people to take shelter, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.

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Days After Hawaii’s False Missile Alarm, a New One in Japan

NHK, Japan’s public broadcaster, accidentally sent news alerts that North Korea had launched a missile, before quickly correcting the error.

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Citi profit tops estimates; books $22 billion tax charge

(Reuters) - Citigroup Inc on Tuesday reported quarterly profit that topped Wall Street expectations as consumer businesses made up for lower revenue from bond and currency trading.

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Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes.

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Japanese broadcaster sends false N. Korea missile alert

Japanese national broadcaster NHK issued an on-air apology Tuesday after issuing an alert incorrectly claiming that North Korea had launched a ballistic missile.

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Now Japanese TV issues false alarm about a missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, but it corrected the error within minutes, messages on the NHK website showed.

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BRIEF-‍Cellcom Israel controlling shareholder announced examination of submitting creditors arrangement proposal in Eurocom​

* ‍CELLCOM ISRAEL REPORTS ITS CONTROLLING SHAREHOLDER ANNOUNCED EXAMINATION OF SUBMITTING A CREDITORS ARRANGEMENT PROPOSAL IN EUROCOM​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Japan sees little chance of oil slick from sunk tanker reaching its coast

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan sees little chance of the oil spill from a stricken Iranian tanker that sank on Sunday in the East China Sea reaching its shores, an official at the nation's environment ministry said on Tuesday.

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UK supermarket Iceland targets plastic-free own label ranges by 2023

LONDON (Reuters) - British supermarket Iceland plans to eliminate plastic packaging from all of its own brand products by the end of 2023 and called on the industry to follow its lead.

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Tennis: Kerber consigns 2017 to the history books

MELBOURNE (Reuters) - Angelique Kerber has turned the page on a horror 2017 season and is focused firmly on making a fresh start to her career, the German said after sailing into the second round at Melbourne Park on Tuesday.

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Japan investigates how to evacuate citizens from South Korea in crisis: report

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is examining how to evacuate its roughly 60,000 citizens from South Korea in the event of a crisis that closes airports, with military ships being used as shuttles, a Japanese newspaper reported on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Curo Announces Exercise Of Underwriter Option To Initial Public Offering

* CURO ANNOUNCES EXERCISE OF UNDERWRITER OPTION TO INITIAL PUBLIC OFFERING

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Books of The Times: Catching Up With Denis Johnson’s Star-Crossed Drifters

“The Largesse of the Sea Maiden,” a posthumous story collection, is a sequel of sorts to Johnson’s influential and beloved “Jesus’ Son.”

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BRIEF-Leading Brands Amends Definitive Arrangement Agreement With Liquid Media Group

* LEADING BRANDS, INC.: AMENDS DEFINITIVE ARRANGEMENT AGREEMENT WITH LIQUID MEDIA GROUP, INC., AND ANNOUNCES Q3 RESULTS

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Sumo: Japan top referee to resign over kissing, touching junior ref: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Sumo's top-ranked referee will resign over an incident in which he kissed and touched a teenage referee while drunk, Japanese media reported, the latest scandal to hit the country's ancient national sport.

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SoftBank considers IPO for Japan wireless unit, said to seek $18 billion

TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Monday it was considering listing its Japanese wireless business, seeking to raise a reported $18 billion in a move that would accelerate the conglomerate's transformation into one of the world's biggest tech investors.

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BRIEF-‍Telix Pharmaceuticals establishes Japanese subsidiary

* ‍TELIX PHARMACEUTICALS ESTABLISHES JAPANESE SUBSIDIARY, APPOINTS KEY EXECUTIVES​

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Saudi Electricity signs deal with Japanese firms for first EV pilot

KHOBAR, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - State-controlled Saudi Electricity Co (SEC) has signed a deal with Japanese Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO), Nissan Motor Co and Takaoka Toko for the first electric vehicle (EV) pilot project in the world's largest oil exporter, it said on Sunday.

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Japan PM Abe honors 'Japanese Schindler' in Lithuania

KAUNAS, Lithuania (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe visited the former Japanese consulate in Lithuania on Sunday to commemorate a Japanese diplomat credited with saving an estimated 6,000 Jews from almost certain death in 1940.

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Ford unveils future Ranger pickup for segment rivals dominate

DETROIT (Reuters) - Ford Motor Co on Sunday will officially take the wraps off its long-awaited Ranger midsize pickup truck, a year ahead of its arrival in showrooms, as rivals consolidate positions in a segment Detroit automakers once gave up for dead.

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Ford brings back the Ranger

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Figureskating: Searching for the next Asada, Japan rebuilds

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese figure-skating fans head into next month's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics in an unusual position with no-one in their once powerhouse women's team assuming the mantle of the retired Mao Asada.

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U.S. and allies must work more closely on North Korea: Japan expert

GENEVA (Reuters) - The United States, South Korea and Japan must coordinate more closely on North Korea, with whom they are engaged in a "pre-negotiation bargaining process", a former Japanese defense official told Reuters.

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Opinion: To Make Prisons ‘Safer,’ Some Are Banning . . . Books

Denying people the right to read, especially books that reflect their own lives, has a sordid history.

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BRIEF-Carolina Financial Files For Potential Mixed Shelf Offering

* CAROLINA FINANCIAL CORP FILES FOR A POTENTIAL MIXED SHELF OFFERING; SIZE UNDISCLOSED - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2CU0KPp) Further company coverage:

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WSJ: Trump lawyer arranged porn star payment for her silence in October 2016

President Donald Trump's longtime attorney denied that Trump had a sexual encounter with a porn star after a report by The Wall Street Journal on Friday alleged the lawyer helped facilitate a six-figure payment to the actress in October 2016 in exchange for her silence.

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Strangers at home, Salvadoran deportees welcomed at call centers

SAN SALVADOR, Jan 12 (Reuters) - Alexander Ramos was deported to El Salvador from the United States seven years ago, forced to leave jobs as a gardener and at McDonald's after getting caught driving without a license.

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BRIEF-Golden Queen Announces Trading Date And Exercise Period Of Rights Offering

* GOLDEN QUEEN ANNOUNCES TRADING DATE AND EXERCISE PERIOD OF RIGHTS OFFERING

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BRIEF-Wells Fargo & Co Expects FY 2018 Total Expenses To Be In Range $53.5 Bln- $54.5 Bln

* WELLS FARGO & CO - ‍​EXPECTS FY 2018 TOTAL EXPENSES TO BE IN RANGE $53.5 BILLION - $54.5 BILLION Source text: (http://bit.ly/2ECUcW6) Further company coverage:

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Japan Balks at Calls for New Apology to South Korea Over ‘Comfort Women’

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe could miss the opening ceremony of the Winter Olympics as tensions with Seoul flare anew over World War II-era sex slaves.

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JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co , the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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UPDATE 1-JPMorgan profit beats on higher interest rates; books tax charge

Jan 12 (Reuters) - JPMorgan Chase & Co, the biggest U.S. bank by assets, reported a higher-than-expected quarterly profit as gains in net interest income offset a slowdown in trading revenue.

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Japan protests to China over submarine near disputed islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan protested to China on Friday after a foreign submarine in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea was confirmed to be Chinese, calling it a unilateral action and a "serious escalation" that raised bilateral tensions.

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Japanese pop group chants cryptocurrency choruses

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese pop group hopped on the bitcoin bandwagon on Friday, dedicating themselves to singing and dancing about the cryptocurrencies that have taken the world by storm, and especially their homeland.

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Japan to curb asylum seekers' right to work from Monday

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will limit asylum seekers' right to work from Monday, making changes to its refugee system that are likely to swell the numbers of those in detention centers, the justice ministry said, prompting refugee groups to flag humanitarian concerns.

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Stricken Iranian oil tanker drifts into Japan's economic zone: coast guard

TOKYO (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian oil tanker drifted into Japan's exclusive economic zone (EEZ) on Wednesday afternoon, a spokesman for Japan's Coast Guard told Reuters on Friday, as strong winds pushed the burning ship away from the Chinese coast.

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Japan conveys concern over Rohingya to Myanmar's Suu Kyi-Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono conveyed serious concern over Myanmar's Rohingya Muslims to the country's leader, Aung San Suu Kyi, in a meeting on Friday in the capital Naypyidaw, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.

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Long night for hundreds of passengers on Japan train trapped by snow

TOKYO (Reuters) - Hundreds of passengers spent a cramped and uncomfortable night and much of Friday morning stuck on a crowded train trapped by heavy snow at a railroad crossing not far from a station in northern Japan, an official said.

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Wing panel falls off Japanese prime minister's jumbo

TOKYO, Jan 12 (Reuters) - A panel the size of a laptop computer fell off one of the Japanese prime minister's jumbo jets, the defence force said on Friday, a potentially embarrassing mishap amid concern over the dangers posed by parts falling off U.S. military aircraft based in Japan.

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Japan starts culling chicken after confirming bird flu outbreak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.

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Japan PM rejects South Korean call for new steps to help 'comfort women'

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Friday rejected South Korea's call for more steps to help "comfort women", a euphemism for women forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels, and urged Seoul to honor a 2015 pact on the divisive topic.

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BRIEF-Great Elm Capital prices public offering of $43 Mln of 6.75 pct notes due 2025

* GREAT ELM CAPITAL CORP. PRICES PUBLIC OFFERING OF $43.0 MILLION OF 6.75% NOTES DUE 2025 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Ensco Announces Pricing Of Upsized $1 Bln Offering Of Unsecured Senior Notes Due 2026

* ENSCO ANNOUNCES PRICING OF UPSIZED $1.0 BILLION OFFERING OF UNSECURED SENIOR NOTES DUE 2026

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Japan starts chicken cull after confirming bird flu outbreak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's western Kagawa prefecture has begun a cull of 91,000 chickens after the discovery of a highly contagious form of bird flu on a farm, the local government said.

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BRIEF-Brookfield Asset Management Commencing Public Offering Of $500 Mln Of Notes Due 2028

* BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT ANNOUNCES PROPOSED OFFERING OF NOTES

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BRIEF-United Community Banks Announces Upsizing And Pricing Of Subordinated Notes Offering

* UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS, INC. ANNOUNCES UPSIZING AND PRICING OF SUBORDINATED NOTES OFFERING

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Kadono, Hirano aim for Japan's first snowboarding gold

LONDON (Reuters) - Japan gave snowboarding its Olympic debut in 1988 but of the 30 gold medals handed out in the sport since the Nagano Games none have been draped around the neck of a Japanese athlete.

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BRIEF-Keane Group Files For Offering 6 Mln Shares Of Common Stock By The Selling Stockholder

* KEANE GROUP INC FILES FOR OFFERING 6.0 MILLION SHARES OF COMMON STOCK BY THE SELLING STOCKHOLDER - SEC FILING Source text: [http://bit.ly/2D1Lvax] Further company coverage:

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Japan protests presence of Chinese military ship in waters near disputed islands

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan on Thursday protested to China after a Chinese military vessel was detected in waters near disputed islands in the East China Sea, calling on China to avoid actions that could interfere with improving bilateral ties.

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Tattoos lead Thai police to Japanese gang murder suspect

BANGKOK (Reuters) - A 74-year-old Japanese man accused of a gang murder in Japan 15 years ago has been arrested in Thailand after pictures of his tattoos went viral on social media, Thai police said on Thursday.

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Photocopier pioneer Xerox in talks for deal with Japan's Fujifilm: WSJ

(Reuters) - Xerox Corp , under pressure to find new growth sources amid shrinking demand for its printer and copier business, is in talks for a deal with Japanese camera maker Fujifilm Holdings that could include a change in control of Xerox, the Wall Street Journal reported.

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UPDATE 2-Photocopier pioneer Xerox in talks for deal with Japan's Fujifilm -WSJ

* Activist investor Carl Icahn has called for new leadership at Xerox

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Japan sees 70 percent chance of La Nina weather pattern lasting into spring

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's weather bureau said on Thursday that a La Nina weather pattern is continuing, with a 70 percent chance of it lasting into spring.

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BRIEF-Patterson-UTI Energy Prices $525 Mln Senior Notes Offering

* PATTERSON-UTI ENERGY, INC. ANNOUNCES PRICING OF $525 MILLION OFFERING OF 3.95% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Trumpocracy: The Corruption of the American Republic (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Will Democracy Survive President Trump? Two New Books Aren’t So Sure

David Frum’s “Trumpocracy” takes aim at the president and those who empower him, and “How Democracies Die,” by Steven Levitsky and Daniel Ziblatt, reads at times like a sly subtweet of the Republican Party.

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BRIEF-Aramark Announces Offering Of Senior Notes

* ARAMARK - UNIT INTENDS TO PRIVATELY OFFER $1,150 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES DUE 2028

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UPDATE 1-Franklin Templeton's Zahn halves Italy exposure pre-vote, says watching Bank of Japan

* David Zahn reduces holdings of Italian bonds before election

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Japanese canoeist faces life ban for spiking rival's drink

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese sprint canoeist is facing a life ban after admitting to spiking a rival's drink with an anabolic steroid to scuttle his Olympic dreams, the Kyodo news agency reported on Wednesday.

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Japan reports first suspected bird flu case in poultry this winter

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's agriculture ministry on Wednesday reported a suspected case of bird flu in Kagawa prefecture, western Japan, potentially marking the country's first bird flu outbreak in poultry this winter.

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Why these photos are stranger than fiction

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Japanese astronaut apologizes for 'fake news' of height increase

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese astronaut Norishige Kanai, on a mission to the International Space Station, apologized on Wednesday for saying he had grown 9 cm (3.5 inches) while in space and expressing...

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US to sell anti-ballistic missile to Japan

The Trump administration notified Congress on Tuesday that it has approved the potential sale of SM-3 anti-ballistic missiles to Japan in a deal estimated to be worth $133.3 million, according to a State Department statement.

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U.S. approves anti-ballistic missile sale to Japan amid North Korea threat

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. government has approved the sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan to defend itself against a growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea, a State Department official said on Tuesday.

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U.S. approves anti-ballistic missile sale to Japan amid N.Korea threat

WASHINGTON, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The U.S. government has approved the sale of anti-ballistic missiles to Japan to defend itself against a growing nuclear and missile threat from North Korea, a State Department official said on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-Crown Castle Announces Pricing Of Senior Notes Offering

* CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL - PRICED PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PUBLIC OFFERING OF 3.150% SENIOR NOTES DUE 2023 IN AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNTS OF $750 MILLION

Japan nytimes.com

As Electric Cars’ Prospects Brighten, Japan Fears Being Left Behind

The country, which missed out on some earlier technological shifts, is now scrambling to catch up as the world warms up to battery-powered vehicles.

Black No More (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Two Classic American Novels About the Madness and Beauty of Race

George S. Schuyler’s “Black No More” and Nella Larsen’s “Passing” have been reissued in time for Black History Month.

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BRIEF-Paychex Announces Offering Of Netspend's Tip Network For Paying Tipped Employees​

* PAYCHEX INC - ‍ANNOUNCED ITS OFFERING OF NETSPEND'S TIP NETWORK, STREAMLINING PROCESS FOR PAYING TIPPED EMPLOYEES​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Medreleaf Announces Upsize Of Previously Announced Offering

* MEDRELEAF CORP. ANNOUNCES UPSIZE OF PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED OFFERING

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BRIEF-Crown Castle Commencing Public Offering Of Senior Notes Due 2023, Senior Notes Due 2028

* CROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP - COMMENCING PUBLIC OFFERING OF SENIOR NOTES DUE 2023 AND SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028

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BRIEF-NQ Mobile Inc - Unit Has Extended Product Offerings Beyond Passenger Cars

* NQ MOBILE INC - UNIT HAS EXTENDED PRODUCT OFFERINGS BEYOND PASSENGER CARS Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Cigna Says Reaffirms Projected FY2017 Consolidated Adjusted Income From Operations, Which Remains In Range Of $2.60 Bln To $2.65 Bln

* CIGNA SAYS REAFFIRMS PROJECTED FY 2017 CONSOLIDATED ADJUSTED INCOME FROM OPERATIONS, WHICH REMAINS IN RANGE OF $2.60 BILLION TO $2.65 BILLION

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BRIEF-Icon Expects FY2018 Revenue In Range Of $1,870 Mln - $1,930 Mln

* - ‍FULL YEAR 2018 REVENUE GUIDANCE IN RANGE OF $1,870 - $1,930 MILLION, REPRESENTING GROWTH OF 7 - 10%​

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Japan rejects South Korean call for extra steps over 'comfort women'

SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan said on Tuesday it can "by no means" accept South Korea's call for more steps to help "comfort women", a euphemism for girls and women forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels, a divisive issue that Japan says was resolved with a 2015 deal.

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Philippine SEC warns investors: Be cautious with initial coin offerings

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines' Securities and Exchange Commission on Tuesday warned investors to exercise caution when invited to participate in initial coin offerings (ICOs) involving cryptocurrencies.

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South Korea not seeking to renegotiate 'comfort women' deal with Japan: foreign minister

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said on Tuesday it will not seek to renegotiate a 2015 deal with Japan aimed at resolving the sensitive issue of "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

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Japan calls on U.S. to take safety steps in wake of Okinawa military incidents

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese officials on Tuesday called on the United States to take thorough measures to protect Japanese citizens a day after a U.S. helicopter made an emergency landing on the grounds of a hotel on the southern island of Okinawa.

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Japan's Nikkei share average hits highest since Nov 1991

TOKYO, Jan 9 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average hit a 26-year high on Tuesday, helped by gains on Wall Street during a Japanese holiday and as a weaker yen lifted investors' appetite for risk.

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BRIEF-L Brands Prices Senior Notes Offering

* L BRANDS - ‍OFFERING OF $500 MILLION AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT OF UNSECURED SENIOR NOTES DUE 2028 PRICED AT 100.000% OF AGGREGATE PRINCIPAL AMOUNT

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BRIEF-Ares Capital Corp Prices Public Offering Of $600.0 Mln 4.250 Pct Notes Due 2025

* ARES CAPITAL - PRICED UNDERWRITTEN OFFERING OF $600 MILLION OF 4.250 PCT NOTES DUE 2025

Winter (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Ali Smith’s Seasonal Cycle Turns to a Dreamy ‘Winter’

In the second novel of Smith’s projected quartet, four characters in a big rambling house in England have at each other.

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Kobayashi brothers primed to put Japan on ski jump podium

STOCKHOLM (Reuters) - With the Pyeongchang Olympics taking place during prime time for Asian TV, Japanese ski jumping brothers Junshiro and Ryoyu Kobayashi have the chance of a lifetime to showcase their skills to their home audience and share a spot on the podium.

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BRIEF-Ingevity Announces Proposed Private Offering Of Senior Unsecured Notes

* INGEVITY ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PRIVATE OFFERING OF SENIOR UNSECURED NOTES

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South Korea to unveil decision over 'comfort women' deal with Japan

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea said it will announce on Tuesday whether it will respect an agreement between the country's previous government and Japan that was aimed at resolving a feud over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels.

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U.S. military helicopter makes emergency landing at Japanese hotel

TOKYO (Reuters) - A U.S. attack helicopter made an emergency landing in the grounds of a hotel on Japan's Okinawa island on Monday, the latest in a string of mishaps involving U.S. military aircraft that has fueled public opposition to the U.S. presence there.

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'Fire and Fury' publisher is rushing to print more books

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Olympics: Japan seek to recreate Sapporo ski jump joy

TOKYO (Reuters) - With a total of 11 medals, including three golds, ski jumping has provided rich pickings at the Winter Olympics for Japan, and the Games in Pyeongchang will provide another chance for them to excel in front of a prime-time Asian audience.

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BRIEF-Eversource Energy Files Preliminary Prospectus Supplement Related To A Potential Two-Part Senior Notes Offering

* EVERSOURCE ENERGY FILES PRELIMINARY PROSPECTUS SUPPLEMENT RELATED TO A POTENTIAL TWO-PART SENIOR NOTES OFFERING OF UP TO $650 MILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2Ed0k7d) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wisconsin Public Service Files For Senior Debt Shelf Offering Of Up To $1.2 Bln

* WISCONSIN PUBLIC SERVICE CORP FILES FOR SENIOR DEBT SHELF OFFERING OF UP TO $1.2 BILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2E9Dnlh) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Wisconsin Electric Power Files For Debt Shelf Offering Of Up To $1 Bln

* WISCONSIN ELECTRIC POWER COMPANY FILES FOR DEBT SHELF OFFERING OF UP TO $1 BILLION - SEC FILING Source text: (http://bit.ly/2EblC56) Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Skyline Medical Prices Public Offering Of 2.9 Million Units At $0.95 Per Unit

* SKYLINE MEDICAL INC - PRICING OF FIRM COMMITMENT UNDERWRITTEN PUBLIC OFFERING OF 2.9 MILLION UNITS AT AN OFFERING PRICE OF $0.95 PER UNIT

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Japanese companies begin to buckle as Abe pressures them to raise wages

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan Inc is running out of excuses in the face of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's calls for wage rises of 3 percent or more.

Suicides and Suicide Attempts nytimes.com

Long Before Video, Japanese Fought Suicide in the ‘Sea of Trees’

The notorious Aokigahara Forest looms large for Japan, with its high national suicide rate, though patrols and other steps are helping lower the toll.

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Baseball: LA Angels star Ohtani trains in Japan

KAMAGAYA, Japan (Reuters) - Japanese fans braved the winter cold on Friday to catch a glimpse of Los Angeles Angels star Shohei Ohtani in training for the upcoming American baseball season.

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BRIEF-Oneok announces pricing of common stock offering

* ‍IT PRICED ITS PREVIOUSLY ANNOUNCED PUBLIC OFFERING OF 19 MILLION SHARES OF ITS COMMON STOCK.​

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North and South Korea to talk January 9, Japan warns remain vigilant

SEOUL (Reuters) - North and South Korea will hold official talks next week for the first time in more than two years after Pyongyang accepted Seoul's offer for dialogue, just hours after the United States and South Korea delayed a joint military exercise.

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BRIEF-Crispr Therapeutics Says Public Offering Of 5 Mln Common Shares Priced At $22.75/Share

* CRISPR THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON SHARES

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BRIEF-T2 Biosystems Says ‍Total Q4 Revenue Is Expected To Exceed Previously Guided Range Of $1.1 Mln To $1.3 Mln​

* T2 BIOSYSTEMS ANNOUNCES PRELIMINARY FOURTH QUARTER 2017 FINANCIAL RESULTS AND PROVIDES UPDATE ON T2BACTERIA PANEL

Blacks nytimes.com

Japanese Comedian Who Used Blackface Comes Under Fire Online

The comedian Masatoshi Hamada dressed up as Eddie Murphy in a widely viewed television show on New Year’s Eve.

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BRIEF-NanoString And RikenGenesis Announce Partnership To Commercialize Ncounter-Based Diagnostic Assays In Japan

* NANOSTRING AND RIKENGENESIS ANNOUNCE PARTNERSHIP TO COMMERCIALIZE NCOUNTER-BASED DIAGNOSTIC ASSAYS IN JAPAN

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Japan faces greatest danger since World War due to North Korea: PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - The security situation facing Japan is the most perilous since World War Two because of North Korea's "unacceptable" provocations, Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said on Thursday and he vowed to bolster defenses to protect the Japanese people.

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LIVE MARKETS-Pre-morning European stocks roundup: what's on the radar

* European stock futures open higher * Euro zone services PMI to show continued momentum * Debenhams likely to sink after profit warning * Asian stocks scaled 10-year peak * Iran unrest pours extra fuel on oil rally Jan 4(Reuters) - Welcome to the home for real time coverage of European equity markets brought to you by Reuters stocks reporters and anchored today by Helen Reid. Reach her on Messenger to share your thoughts on market moves: helen.reid.thomsonreuters.com@re

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

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

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BRIEF-Taylor Morrison Home announces pricing of public offering of class A common stock

* TAYLOR MORRISON HOME CORPORATION ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF CLASS A COMMON STOCK, USING PROCEEDS TO PURCHASE INTERESTS FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS, AND ADDITIONAL CONCURRENT REPURCHASE FROM ITS EQUITY SPONSORS

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BRIEF-Atara Biotherapeutics prices public offering of 7 mln shares at $18.25 per share

* ATARA BIOTHERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES PRICING OF PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON STOCK

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Japan's Topix rises to highest level since 1991

TOKYO, Jan 4 (Reuters) - The Topix share index rose to its highest level since 1991 on Thursday, catching up to global equities gains on Japan's first trading day of 2018.

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Magnitude 5.4 quake strikes 320 km off Japan's Bonin Islands: USGS

(Reuters) - A magnitude 5.4 earthquake struck 320 km (200 miles) northwest of Japan's Bonin Islands early on Thursday, the U.S. Geological Survey reported.

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BRIEF-American Express Sees FY 2017 EPS To Be Below $5.80-$5.90 Guidance Range

* SAYS ‍ESTIMATE OVERALL IMPACTS OF TAX ACT WILL REDUCE EARNINGS FOR Q4 OF 2017 BY APPROXIMATELY $2.4 BILLION​

The Woman in the Window (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘The Woman in the Window’ Nods to Classics Old and New, From Hitchcock to ‘The Girl on the Train’

A. J. Finn’s psychological thriller is about a woman who believes she’s witnessed a crime in a neighboring building.

Birds nytimes.com

Trilobites: The Strange Origin of a Manakin’s Golden Crown

Biologists are unlocking how three neighboring birds became distinct species, with a golden-crowned hybrid emerging from two species with different head colorings.

cnn.com

Inside Japan's 'suicide forest'

A controversial video by YouTube star Logan Paul shows what appears to be a body hanging from a tree in Japan's Aokigahara forest, known throughout the country for the suicides that happen there.

Bass, Fred nytimes.com

Fred Bass, Who Made Strand Bookstore a Mecca, Dies at 89

Building on what his father began, Mr. Bass ultimately oversaw a bustling emporium housing “18 miles of books” in Lower Manhattan, with outposts here and there.

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BRIEF-Crispr Therapeutics ‍Commences Public Offering Of $100 Mln Common Shares​

* CRISPR THERAPEUTICS ANNOUNCES PROPOSED PUBLIC OFFERING OF COMMON SHARES

Neon in Daylight (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: ‘Neon in Daylight’ Lights Up Ambivalence With Shades of Didion and Others

Hermione Hoby’s first novel is about characters struggling to connect to their desires in the months before Hurricane Sandy hits New York.

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BRIEF-ADO Group to examine private or public offering by ADO Properties SA in Q1 2018

* A.D.O GROUP TO EXAMINE PRIVATE OR PUBLIC OFFERING BY ADO PROPERTIES SA DURING FIRST FISCAL QUARTER OF 2018​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Protests in Iran, an offering from North Korea, political 'dirt' from Papadopoulos: The world doesn't stop

From widespread protests in Iran to new developments in the standoff between the US and North Korea, there was no shortage of news during the holiday season.

Fire Sermon (Book) nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Sex and Faith Overheat in Jamie Quatro’s ‘Fire Sermon’

Quatro’s first novel, following an acclaimed collection of stories, is about

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Japan's Nippon Life eyeing M&A for foreign boutique bond and alternative funds

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nippon Life Insurance Co [NPNLI.UL], which recently struck a deal to buy about a quarter of U.S. investment firm TCW Group, is scouting for opportunities to buy boutique managers of bonds and alternative assets, its president said.

Sex Crimes nytimes.com

She Broke Japan’s Silence on Rape

She was a news intern. He was a TV journalist. She says he raped her, and she decided to do something Japanese women rarely do: Speak out.

Weddings and Engagements nytimes.com

Vows: A Wedding Amid Strand’s Rare Books

Adam J. Kurtz and Mitchell Kuga were married in the rare books room at the Strand Bookstore in New York. Their wedding day, Dec. 1, was the five-year anniversary of their relationship. Glimpse their wedding in 360 video.

Book World Inc nytimes.com

Bookstore Chains, Long in Decline, Are Undergoing a Final Shakeout

Book World is closing its 45 stores amid the holiday shopping season, signaling the final gasps for large book sellers as e-commerce rises.

cnn.com

Analysis: 17 strangest lines from Trump's visit to a fire station

On Wednesday, President Donald Trump visited a fire station in West Palm Beach, Florida. You probably missed it because the week between Christmas and New Years is a total news dead zone.

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Russia: US plan to sell Japan anti-missile systems violates treaty

Russia has accused the United States of violating an arms control treaty by agreeing to supply anti-missile systems to Japan.

Midtown Area (Manhattan, NY) nytimes.com

Character Study: Running an Indie Bookstore, With Churchillian Resolve

By selling rare Churchill books to wealthy buyers, Barry Singer, 60, has kept his midtown shop open for 34 years.

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BRIEF-China'S Fosun Plans $3 Billion Of Local Bond Offerings - Bloomberg‍​

* CHINA'S FOSUN PLANS $3 BILLION OF LOCAL BOND OFFERINGS - BLOOMBERG, CITING PEOPLE FAMILIAR WITH THE MATTER ‍​

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CORRECTED-Egypt chooses five banks to arrange next Eurobonds issuance - finance minister

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt has chosen HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and the First Abu Dhabi Bank to arrange its next Eurobonds issuance, Finance Ministry Amr El Garhy said on Thursday.

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Egypt chooses five banks to arrange next Eurobonds issuance - finance minister

CAIRO, Dec 28 (Reuters) - Egypt has chosen HSBC, JP Morgan, Citibank, Morgan Stanley and the National Bank of Abu Dhabi to arrange its next Eurobonds issuance, Finance Ministry Amr El Garhy said on Thursday.

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South Korea says 'comfort women' deal flawed, but Japan warns against change

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that a 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" forced to work in wartime brothels was seriously flawed after Japan said any attempt to revise it could damage relations.

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Japan's Nomura poised to start China retail brokerage business: CEO

TOKYO (Reuters) - Nomura Holdings Inc is ready to serve wealthy Chinese as soon as the world's second-largest economy allows foreign financial institutions to open securities brokerages, the chief executive of Japan's biggest brokerage and investment bank said.

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South Korea says 'comfort women' deal flawed, but Japan insists on no change

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that a 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" was seriously flawed after Japan said any attempt to revise it could damage relations.

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Golf: Japan ladies' tour thrives with healthy sponsorship, full schedule

(Reuters) - The Japanese LPGA Tour quietly celebrated its 50th season this year with a full schedule and legitimate claims to being more popular than the country's stagnant men's circuit.

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South Korea's Moon says 2015 'comfort women' agreement with Japan 'flawed'

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday that a 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" was seriously flawed and urged follow-up measures to resolve the contentious issue.

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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:

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: On the Lam With Timothy Leary

“The Most Dangerous Man in America,” by Bill Minutaglio and Steven L. Davis, recounts the LSD advocate’s globe-trotting attempt to outrun Richard Nixon and the American law.

Women's Rights nytimes.com

Deal With Japan on Former Sex Slaves Failed Victims, South Korean Panel Says

The conclusions threaten the 2015 agreement over so-called comfort women, forced to work in brothels for the Japanese military from the 1930s until 1945.

businessNews reuters.com

Japan manufacturing scandals haven't hurt image but have been powerful lessons: ministry official

TOKYO (Reuters) - A string of data-tampering scandals at Japanese manufacturers has not tarnished Japan's image, though it has been a powerful reminder to avoid sacrificing quality when under cost or delivery pressure, a senior economic official said on Wednesday.

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Japan says ties at risk if South Korea messes with 2015 'comfort women' deal

SEOUL (Reuters) - Japan said on Wednesday any attempt by South Korea to revise a 2015 deal meant to have resolved a row over "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime brothels would make relations "unmanageable" after Seoul said the agreement had failed.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Two Books Consider Earthquakes and Their Human Tolls

In “The Great Quake,” Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In “Quakeland,” Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent.

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South Korea says 'comfort women' row with Japan unresolved despite 2015 deal

SEOUL (Reuters) - A 2015 deal with Japan over South Korean "comfort women" forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels failed to meet the victims' needs, South Korea said on Wednesday, throwing ties into doubt as both countries seek to rein in North Korea.

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Japanese woman, confined by parents for years, found frozen to death: police

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese police said on Wednesday they have arrested a couple whose 33-year-old daughter froze to death in a tiny room where they had confined her for years because they believed she had a form of mental illness that made her violent.

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'Comfort women' row with Japan unresolved despite 2015 deal, South Korea says

SEOUL (Reuters) - A 2015 agreement with Japan over South Korean women who were forced to work in Japan's wartime military brothels failed to meet the needs of victims, South Korea's foreign minister said on Wednesday.

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BRIEF-Japan's MUFG "cautiously optimistic" about regulator approval for Danamon stake

- JAPAN'S MITSUBISHI UFJ FINANCIAL (MUFG) GROUP SAYS CAUTIOUSLY OPTIMISTIC ABOUT GETTING REGULATOR APPROVAL TO ACQUIRE MORE THAN 40 PCT BANK DANAMON STAKE - GROUP WANTS TO "ACCELERATE COLLABORATION" WITH DANAMON, TAKAYOSHI FUTAE, CEO OF MUFG'S ASIA AND OCEANIA REGION TOLD REPORTERS IN JAKARTA - MUFG SAID IT HAS AGREED WITH DANAMON SHAREHOLDERS TO BUY 73.8 PERCENT OF THE BANK AND WOULD LIKE TO RAISE THAT TO 100 PERCENT

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Family rescues strangers on Christmas Eve. Twice.

Now this is a real power couple.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

DealBook: In a Year of Nonstop News, a Batch of Business Books Worth Reading

Our DealBook columnist picks his favorite business books to dive into as 2017 comes to a close.

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BRIEF-Soliris(Eculizumab) Gets Marketing Authorization In Japan For Treatment Of Patients With gMG

* SOLIRIS® (ECULIZUMAB) RECEIVES MARKETING AUTHORIZATION IN JAPAN FOR THE TREATMENT OF PATIENTS WITH GENERALIZED MYASTHENIA GRAVIS (GMG) Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Nonfiction: Waves of Destruction, Physical and Spiritual, Buffet Japan

In “Ghosts of the Tsunami,” Richard Lloyd Parry probes the emotional effects of the catastrophe that killed thousands of men, women and children.

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Japan considers refitting helicopter carrier for stealth fighters: government sources

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan is considering refitting the Izumo helicopter carrier so that it can land U.S. Marines F-35B stealth fighters, government sources said on Tuesday, as Tokyo faces China's maritime expansion and North Korea's missile and nuclear development.

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Japan's Denso considering $440 million investment in JOLED: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese auto parts maker Denso Corp is considering a 50 billion yen ($440 million) investment in organic light-emitting diode (OLED) panel maker JOLED, Kyodo news reported, citing sources close to the matter.

cnn.com

This is Japan's 'art island'

Once a fishing town in decline, Japan's Naoshima island is now a thriving contemporary art hub.

healthNews reuters.com

Young gardeners eat more greens in first year at college

(Reuters Health) - First-year college students who have gardening experience eat more fruits and vegetables while they’re away at school compared with peers who don’t have green thumbs, U.S. researchers say.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books of The Times: Recipes for a Tidy and Tasty Death

“The Gentle Art of Swedish Death Cleaning” has wisdom about sorting through and disposing of many of your possessions, and “The Southern Sympathy Cookbook” offers “funeral food with a twist.”

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Figure skating: Sochi champion Hanyu named in Japan team for Pyeongchang

(Reuters) - Yuzuru Hanyu will defend his figure skating title at the Pyeongchang Winter Olympics after being named in the Japan team but will not compete until then, the Kyodo news agency reported on Monday.

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Japan stocks inch down; financial slip, real estate shares gain

TOKYO, Dec 25 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average inched lower on Monday, weighed by losses on Wall Street at the end of last week, although movement was confined to a narrow range with many other major markets shut for Christmas.

Hariri, Saad nytimes.com

Why Saad Hariri Had That Strange Sojourn in Saudi Arabia

Mr. Hariri, Lebanon’s prime minister, expected the royal treatment when he was summoned to Riyadh. Instead, he was told to resign. Here is the back story.

Books and Literature nytimes.com

Books News: In an Era of Online Outrage, Do Sensitivity Readers Result in Better Books, or Censorship?

A new class of editors is quietly reshaping children’s literature, vetting books for cultural and racial stereotypes before they reach readers.

sportsNews reuters.com

Japan's Nishikori ruled out of Brisbane International

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

worldNews reuters.com

Japan's emperor draws record birthday crowd as he prepares to abdicate

TOKYO (Reuters) - A record crowd paid their respects to Japan's 84-year-old Emperor Akihito at Tokyo's Imperial Palace on Saturday, in his first birthday celebration since the date of his abdication was set.