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Japan's emperor to abdicate in 2019

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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. [Source]

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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.

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Saudis welcome U.N. report, U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis: agency

DUBAI (Reuters) - Saudi Arabia on Thursday welcomed a United Nations report and a U.S. stand on Iran's missile supplies to Yemen's Houthis and demanded immediate action to hold Tehran accountable for its actions, state news agency SPA reported.

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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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Alabama Women ‘Make a Stand’ in First Election of the #MeToo Era

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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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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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PARIS, Dec 12 (Reuters) - Airbus Chief Executive Tom Enders declined comment on Tuesday on a report that he would not seek a fresh mandate when his contract expires in 2019.

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World Bank says will cease financing upstream oil and gas after 2019

PARIS (Reuters) - The World Bank said on Tuesday it will no longer finance upstream oil and gas projects after 2019, apart from certain gas projects in the poorest countries in exceptional circumstances.

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

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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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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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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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GM plans large-scale launch of self-driving cars in U.S. cities in 2019

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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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European Games to include new mixed gender team event in 2019

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Mother of Border Patrol agent struggles to understand son's death

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Kremlin vows to stand up for Russian billionaire arrested in France

MOSCOW (Reuters) - The Kremlin said on Wednesday it will spare no effort to defend the rights of Suleiman Kerimov, a Russian businessman and lawmaker who was arrested in the French Riviera resort of Nice in connection with a French tax evasion case.

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

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Soccer - Bono stands firm as Toronto hold Columbus in first leg

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

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U.S. to end protected status for Haitians in July 2019

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Zimbabwe's Mugabe has until noon to stand down or face impeachment

HARARE (Reuters) - Zimbabwean President Robert Mugabe has until noon (5.00 a.m. EST) on Monday to stand down or the ruling ZANU-PF will begin impeachment proceedings after the 93-year-old leader defied expectations he would resign.

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Mugabe agrees to stand down as Zimbabwe president: source

HARARE (Reuters) - Robert Mugabe agreed on Sunday to resign as Zimbabwe's president hours after the ruling ZANU-PF party fired him as its leader following 37 years in charge, a source familiar with the negotiations said.

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NHL: Bruins, Blackhawks to meet in 2019 Winter Classic at Notre Dame

(Reuters) - The Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks will play in the 2019 Winter Classic on Jan. 1 at Notre Dame Stadium, Indiana, the National Hockey League announced on Saturday.

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Tesla truck, not out until 2019, already has orders

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Trump discussed free trade pact with Japan's Abe, U.S. envoy says

TOKYO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump discussed a possible free trade agreement (FTA) with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe during his trip to Tokyo, the U.S. ambassador to Japan said on Friday, contradicting Japanese officials who had said such talks never took place.

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EU summit to agree on European social standards to woo voters

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Alabama G.O.P. Says It Stands Behind Roy Moore

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President paints his trip through Asia as a huge success that restored US standing in the world

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Asian stocks skid as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks stumbled on Wednesday after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks skid as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

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Asian stocks slip as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

TOKYO (Reuters) - Asian stocks slipped on Wednesday after weaker crude oil prices took a toll on Wall Street, while the euro kept big gains after enjoying a boost from robust German economic growth.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian stocks slip as oil woes sap sentiment, euro stands tall

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Japan's PM says North Korea still developing missiles despite launch pause

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday said an almost two-month pause in North Korean missile tests was no indication that it had halted its weapons development, insisting it was too early for any talks with the regime.

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News Analysis: Trump Shatters Longstanding Norms by Pressing for Clinton Investigation

If Attorney General Jeff Sessions or his deputy authorizes a new investigation of Hillary Clinton, it would undermine standards that have been in place since Watergate.

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Japan's Abe offers $1 billion in rural aid to Myanmar's Suu Kyi

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Tuesday pledge up to 117 billion yen ($1.03 billion) of development aid to Myanmar in a meeting in Manila with government leader Aung San Suu Kyi.

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Brazil's Petrobras to discuss governance standards at December meeting

SAO PAULO, Nov 14 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA will hold a shareholders' meeting on Dec. 15 to discuss the measures it will take while migrating to the Level 2 segment of the Sao Paulo stock exchange, it said in a statement on Tuesday.

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UPDATE 1-Shell to begin drilling in Brazil's Gato do Mato block in 2019

RIO DE JANEIRO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Royal Dutch Shell Plc's Brazil chief said on Monday that the oil major plans to begin drilling in 2019 in an offshore block in the coveted pre-salt layer that it won in an auction last month with France's Total.

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Lebanon's Aoun upbeat on Hariri comments, says political deal still stands: visitors

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese President Michael Aoun gave a positive assessment of Saad al-Hariri's first comments since stepping down as prime minister, saying on Monday Hariri had hinted at the possibility of rescinding his resignation, visitors to Aoun said.

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GM's electric car sales will meet quotas by 2019, says China chief

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co's China joint ventures will be able to generate enough new energy vehicle (NEV) sales volume to account for NEV production quotas by 2019 and without the need to buy credits, GM China chief Matt Tsien said on Monday.

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GM's China NEV sales will meet quotas by 2019 without need to buy credits

BEIJING (Reuters) - General Motors Co's new energy vehicle (NEV) sales in China will meet quotas by 2019 without the need to buy credits, GM China chief Matt Tsien said on Monday.

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Japan's JERA imports first LNG cargo shipped from Chevron's Wheatstone site

TOKYO, Nov 13 (Reuters) - Japan's JERA Co, the fuel-buying joint venture of Tokyo Electric Power and Chubu Electric Power, said it received the first liquefied natural gas (LNG) cargo shipped from Chevron's Wheatstone project in Australia.

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Federer leaves Sock standing in London opener

LONDON (Reuters) - Whatever else happens to Jack Sock at the ATP Finals this week, his between-the-legs volley at 4-4 in the second set of his debut match will feature in the end-of-tournament showreel.

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CIA director says agency still stands by US intelligence assessment after Trump appears to side with Putin

CIA Director Mike Pompeo stands by US intelligence assessments that Russia meddled in the 2016 election, the agency said Saturday, despite President Donald Trump saying he believes Russian President Vladimir Putin when he says his country didn't interfere.

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Bannon on Moore: Until more evidence, 'I'm standing with him'

Former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon said he is standing by Republican Senate candidate Roy Moore, despite allegations that the Alabama candidate pursued relationships with underage teens several years ago.

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Japan's biggest warship to drill with U.S. carriers near Korean peninsula

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan said on Friday it would send one of its two big helicopter carriers, the largest warship in its fleet, along with two escorts to join three U.S. aircraft carriers for exercises in waters close to the Korean peninsula.

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Japan's MUFG sues New York regulator over bank's oversight shift

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) on Wednesday sued New York’s banking regulator to stop its effort to continue to supervise Japan's largest lender after it switched its state branches to federal oversight this week, according to court filings.

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UPDATE 1-Japan's MUFG sues New York regulator over bank's oversight shift

* MUFG says NYDFS order breaches federal banking law (Adds detail on compliance failures)

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Senate plan would delay corporate tax rate cut until 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate Republican tax cut plan being unveiled on Thursday would delay until 2019 a reduction in the corporate tax rate and fully repeal the federal income tax deduction for state and local taxes, two key differences with a House tax plan.

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D.Telekom CEO: T-Mobile US can stand alone but open to consolidation

FRANKFURT, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Deutsche Telekom CEO Tim Hoettges said its T-Mobile US unit was ideally positioned for an independent future after the failure of merger talks with Sprint Corp, but left the door open to consolidation.

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Japan's Nikkei, Topix hit multi-decade peaks as global stocks charge higher

TOKYO, Nov 9 (Reuters) - Japan's Topix index rose to a 26-year high on Thursday, while the Nikkei share average broke the 23,000 level for the first time since January 1992 as financial and securities shares rallied.

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Japan's Topix index hits near 11-year high on strong earnings hopes

TOKYO, Nov 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Topix index hit a near 11-year high on Wednesday as foreign investors continued to pile in on strong earnings hopes for Japan Inc., though the Nikkei edged down from a near 26-year high on profit-taking.

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Exclusive: Japan's MUFG gets nod to bring U.S. state branches under federal regulation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Japan's Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (MUFG) has received approval from the U.S. Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC) to convert its branches in four states into federally regulated ones, a spokesman for Japan's largest bank confirmed.

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Syria joins climate deal. US stands alone

The United States is now a party of one in its stance on climate change.

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Trump, at North Korea's doorstep, says solution must be found to nuclear standoff

CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea (Reuters) - President Donald Trump on Tuesday flew into South Korea, the closest he has come to the frontlines of the nuclear standoff with North Korea, saying a solution must be found to the security threat posed by Pyongyang.

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Trump lands in South Korea, frontlines of North Korean nuclear standoff

OSAN, South Korea (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump arrived in South Korea on Tuesday, the closest he has come to the frontlines of the nuclear standoff with North Korea, on a visit that could further aggravate tensions with Pyongyang.

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Japan's Nikkei tops 22,750.70 to hit highest level since 1992

TOKYO, Nov 7 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei jumped to a level not seen since 1992 on Tuesday morning as foreign investors chased the market higher on hopes for strong earnings from Japan Inc.

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U.S. to end protected status for Nicaraguan immigrants in 2019

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The United States will end in January 2019 a special status given to 5,300 Nicaraguan immigrants that protects them from deportation, senior Trump administration officials said on Monday.

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DNC chair Tom Perez: DNC gave Hillary Clinton 'insufficient and just sub-standard tools for success'

Democratic National Committee chairman Tom Perez said Monday that the DNC did not give Hillary Clinton the tools she needed to succeed in 2016.

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BRIEF-ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES APPROVES EXTENSION OF SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM TO DECEMBER 31, 2019

* ADVANCED ENERGY INDUSTRIES - ON NOV 1, BOARD APPROVED EXTENSION TO SHARE REPURCHASE PROGRAM ANNOUNCED ON SEPT 16, 2015‍​

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Trump's Seoul visit to put him at heart of North Korea nuclear standoff

TOKYO/SEOUL (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump will step directly into the shadow of the North Korean nuclear standoff on Tuesday on a visit to South Korea in which his words alone could risk further inflaming tensions with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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Op-Ed Contributor: Jeff Flake: In a Democracy, There Can Be No Bystanders

The outpouring of letters and calls I have received since announcing my plans to leave office speak to a nation deeply worried about its leadership.

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Trump says stands with Japan against North Korean 'menace', working on trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump said on Monday that America stood with close ally Japan against the North Korean "menace" and that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems on trade between the world's biggest and third-largest economies.

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Trump says stands with Japan against North Korean menace, working on trade

TOKYO (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump on Monday said America stood with ally Japan against the North Korean "menace" and that Washington would work with Tokyo to sort out problems on trade between the world's biggest and third-largest economies.

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Saudi Crown Prince’s Mass Purge Upends a Longstanding System

The move appeared to be the most sweeping shift in governance the kingdom has experienced for more than eight decades.

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Pakistan's Engro eyes 2019 start for new LNG terminal in Karachi

KARACHI, Nov 4 (Reuters) - Pakistani conglomerate Engro Corp expects to complete building its second liquefied natural gas (LNG) terminal in early 2019, a senior company official said, as Pakistan bets heavily on LNG imports to curb energy shortages.

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Ousted Catalan leader says ready to stand in snap regional election

MADRID (Reuters) - Former Catalan president Carles Puigdemont, who left Spain for Belgium after his government was sacked following a unilateral declaration of independence, said on Friday he was ready to stand in a snap election in the region next month.

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New Zealand offer to take 150 refugees could help Australia defuse PNG stand-off

WELLINGTON/SYDNEY (Reuters) - New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said she would offer to take 150 refugees held by Australia when she meets counterpart Malcolm Turnbull on Sunday, promising Canberra a breather from a stand-off at a Papua New Guinea detention site.

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Alibaba sales beat estimates on 'outstanding' quarter, raises forecast

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd hailed an "outstanding quarter" on Thursday and raised its outlook for the year after beating forecasts with a 61 percent revenue rise driven by strong growth in online sales.

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Alibaba delivers 'outstanding quarter' on e-commerce growth

BEIJING (Reuters) - Alibaba Group Holding Ltd hailed an "outstanding quarter" on Thursday as the Chinese firm beat forecasts with a 61 percent revenue rise driven by continuing e-commerce growth.

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April Ryan: What side of history does John Kelly stand on?

Political analyst April Ryan said that people can't deal with issues of slavery and compromise, referencing White House chief of staff John Kelly's comment that the Civil War began because of "the lack of an ability to compromise."

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Wall St. keeps modest gains as Fed stands pat on rates

(Reuters) - Wall Street held onto modest gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, as major equity indexes hovered around record-high levels.

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Wall St. holds slim gains as Fed stands pat on rates

(Reuters) - Wall Street held onto modest gains on Wednesday after the Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged, as major equity indexes hovered around record-high levels.

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US STOCKS-Wall St holds slim gains as Fed stands pat on rates

* Dow up 0.22 pct, S&P up 0.20 pct, Nasdaq down 0.22 pct (Updates with announcement of Fed statement)

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BRIEF-Standex reports Q1 2018 earnings $1.10/shr from continuing operations

* Q1 non-GAAP earnings per share $1.35 from continuing operations excluding items

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Japan's steelmakers in rare sweet spot, but Kobe Steel may miss out

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's steelmakers are in the midst of the best market conditions in at least three years as steel prices rise with construction in full swing for the 2020 Olympics in Tokyo and automakers boosting production.

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Japan's Abe re-elected prime minister after big election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Shinzo Abe was re-elected prime minister on Wednesday after his ruling bloc's big election win last month and days ahead of a visit by U.S. President Donald Trump that is expected to be dominated by concerns over a volatile North Korea.

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China, South Korea agree to mend ties after THAAD standoff

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - Seoul and Beijing on Tuesday agreed to move beyond a year-long stand-off over the deployment of a U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea, a dispute that has been devastating to South Korean businesses that rely on Chinese consumers.

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WRAPUP 5-China, S.Korea agree to mend ties after THAAD standoff

* Worsening N.Korea-China ties may have contributed to agreement -South Korea's Blue House

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Japan's Kirin cashes out of Amgen drug joint venture

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Kirin Holdings Co Ltd said on Tuesday it would sell its share in a pharmaceutical research joint venture with California-based drugmaker Amgen Inc for $780 million.

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CORRECTED-WRAPUP 4-S.Korea, China say to mend ties after THAAD standoff

* S.Korea, China to hold summit on sidelines of Nov. APEC meeting

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WRAPUP 4-S.Korea, China say to mend ties after THAAD standoff

* S.Korea, China to hold summit at sidelines of APEC meeting in Nov

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South Korea, China say to mend ties after THAAD standoff

SEOUL/BEIJING (Reuters) - South Korea and China have agreed to work swiftly to get their relations back on track following a year-long standoff over the deployment of a controversial U.S. anti-missile system in South Korea.

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WRAPUP 3-S.Korea, China say to mend ties after THAAD standoff

* S.Korea, China to hold summit at sidelines of APEC meeting in Nov

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Japan's SoftBank doubts merger of Sprint with T-Mobile: source

(Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp's board of directors is having doubts about the merger it has been negotiating between its U.S. wireless subsidiary Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc , due to fears of losing control of a combined entity, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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UPDATE 3-Japan's SoftBank doubts merger of Sprint with T-Mobile -source

Oct 30 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp's board of directors is having doubts about the merger it has been negotiating between its U.S. wireless subsidiary Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc, due to fears of losing control of a combined entity, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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Japan's SoftBank reconsiders merger of Sprint with T-Mobile: source

(Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp's board of directors is having doubts about the merger it has been negotiating between its U.S. wireless subsidiary Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc , due to fears of losing control of a combined entity, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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UPDATE 2-Japan's SoftBank reconsiders merger of Sprint with T-Mobile -source

Oct 30 (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp's board of directors is having doubts about the merger it has been negotiating between its U.S. wireless subsidiary Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc, due to fears of losing control of a combined entity, a source familiar with the matter told Reuters on Monday.

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UPDATE 1-Japan's SoftBank calling off talks to merge Sprint, T-Mobile - Nikkei

Oct 30 (Reuters) - Japan's SoftBank Group Corp is planning to break off negotiations on a merger between subsidiary Sprint Corp and T-Mobile US Inc due to a failure to agree on ownership of the combined company, Nikkei reported on Monday.

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Trump, Japan's Abe agree to work together on North Korea before Asia visit

TOKYO (Reuters) - President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed to work together on steps to counter North Korea's nuclear and missile development, ahead of the U.S. leader's visit to Asia, the Japanese government said late on Monday.

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Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial for leading 2014 armed standoff

LAS VEGAS (Reuters) - Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy goes on trial on Monday for his role in leading a 2014 armed standoff against federal agents that became a rallying point for militia groups challenging U.S. government authority in the American West.

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Taiwan understands need to spend more on defense, president says in U.S.

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan understands the need to spend more on its defense and will continue to increase its military spending, President Tsai Ing-wen said during a visit to Hawaii that has provoked anger from Beijing.

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Wozniacki stands firm to claim WTA Finals title

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki's cruise to the biggest win of her career turned into a desperate struggle before the Dane finally subdued Venus Williams 6-4 6-4 in the WTA Finals title showdown at an enthralled Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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Wild concepts unveiled at Japan's big auto show

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Wozniacki stands firm to beat Williams and claim WTA Finals title

SINGAPORE (Reuters) - Caroline Wozniacki claimed the biggest title of her career after the Dane staved off a ferocious Venus Williams fightback to take a 6-4 6-4 triumph in the WTA Finals title showdown at a captivated Singapore Indoor Stadium on Sunday.

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McDonald's sets new welfare standards for chickens

CHICAGO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will require suppliers to follow new standards for raising and slaughtering chickens served in its restaurants, the company said on Friday, the latest changes affecting popular menu items like McNuggets.

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UPDATE 1-McDonald's sets new welfare standards for chickens

CHICAGO, Oct 27 (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will require suppliers to follow new standards for raising and slaughtering chickens served in its restaurants, the company said on Friday, the latest changes affecting popular menu items like McNuggets.

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McDonald's sets new welfare standards for chicken suppliers

CHICAGO (Reuters) - McDonald's Corp will require suppliers to improve the living conditions and slaughter process for chickens raised to be served in its restaurants, the company said on Friday, the latest changes affecting popular menu items like McNuggets.

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Harris takes a DACA stand

Our weekly roundup of the news, notes and chatter about the prospects for the next Democratic presidential race:

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Court decision settles long-standing Ohio energy royalty dispute

Oct 26 (Reuters) - A U.S. District Court in Akron has ruled that Ohio law allows energy companies to deduct fees from payments to royalty holders whose contracts set a value at the well site, settling a widely-followed case involving Chesapeake Energy.

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UPDATE 2-U.S. regulator to vote on next-generation TV standards

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use a new technology to improve picture quality and allow better reception on mobile phones, the agency said on Thursday.

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U.S. regulator to vote on next-generation TV standards: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use a new technology to improve picture quality and allow better reception on mobile phones, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

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U.S. regulator to vote on next-generation TV standards -source

WASHINGTON, Oct 26 (Reuters) - The U.S. Federal Communications Commission will vote next month to allow broadcasters to voluntarily use a new technology to improve picture quality and allow better reception on mobile phones, a source briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

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Petrobras says to migrate to Level 2 stock exchange standards this year

RIO DE JANEIRO, Oct 26 (Reuters) - Brazilian state-run oil company Petroleo Brasileiro SA expects to finish migrating to the Level 2 segment of the Sao Paulo Stock Exchange this year, investor relations director Isabela Carneiro da Rocha said on Thursday.

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BRIEF-Standex increases quarterly dividend by $0.02 share represents 213th consecutive quarterly cash dividend

* Standex increases quarterly dividend by $0.02 share represents 213th consecutive quarterly cash dividend

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UK parliament expected to vote on Brexit deal by late 2018 or early 2019: Davis

LONDON (Reuters) - Britain's parliament will vote on whether to accept the government's deal on exiting the European Union by December 2018 or January 2019 if negotiations with Brussels progress as anticipated, Brexit minister David Davis said on Thursday.

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Japan's automakers tuning up to rekindle youthful passion for cars

YOKOHAMA, Japan (Reuters) - By day, the Daikoku Parking Area hums with transport trucks en route to and from the Port of Yokohama. On weekend evenings, it transforms into a revved-up runway of tuned-up Japanese cars.

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Best of Late Night: Jimmy Fallon Skeptical G.O.P. Senators Gave Trump Standing Ovation

Mr. Fallon clarified the president’s boast on “The Tonight Show”: “They were mostly people getting up to leave, but still, it counts as a standing ovation.”

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Strike brings Athens Metro to a standstill, streets gridlocked

ATHENS (Reuters) - The Athens Metro came to a standstill on Thursday when workers in the Greek capital began a 24-hour strike to oppose the possible privatization of the rail operator.

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Kobe Steel loses industrial standards certification for copper products

TOKYO (Reuters) - Embattled Kobe Steel Ltd said on Thursday a Japanese Industrial Standards (JIS) certificate for some products made at its Hatano plant near Tokyo has been revoked because of data falsification.

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Trump brags of getting a 'standing O'

President Donald Trump touts both his intelligence and his ovations. CNN's Jeanne Moos reports.

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BRIEF-Apple denies lowering Face ID standards to boost iPhone X supply - Axios

* Apple denies lowering Face ID standards to boost iPhone X supply - Axios, citing Apple representative ‍​ Source: http://bit.ly/2yQV6yA Further company coverage:

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Analysis: Trump gets lots of standing ovations. Believe me.

Not once, not twice but three times over the last 18 hours, President Donald Trump took to Twitter to tout just how well received he was by Senate Republicans on Tuesday.

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Japan's Matsuyama to play golf with Trump, Abe next month

(Reuters) - Japan's Hideki Matsuyama has accepted the chance to play golf with U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe next month, the world number four said on Wednesday.

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Lufthansa sees Air Berlin deal lifting results in 2019

BERLIN, Oct 25 (Reuters) - Lufthansa expects to see a positive impact on its results in 2019 from a deal to take over large parts of insolvent rival Air Berlin, after work next year to integrate the operations, managers said on Wednesday.

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Japan's Abe may have won election, but many don't want him as PM

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe may have won a major election victory on Sunday, but half the people surveyed post-election by the Asahi newspaper don't want him to stay prime minister.

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Op-Ed Columnist: General Mattis, Stand Up to Trump or He’ll Drag You Down

You’re the only one who hasn’t been infected by ethical cancer.

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‘Harry Potter and the Cursed Child’ Will Head to Australia in 2019

The hit play will open at Melbourne’s Princess Theater after setting records in London.

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Japan's Abe remains Trump's best ally against North Korea threat

A decisive election win for Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe boosts one of US President Donald Trump's strongest allies in Asia as both Washington and Tokyo grapple with how to handle Pyongyang.

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Two followers of renegade Nevada rancher plead guilty over armed standoff

(Reuters) - Two supporters of renegade Nevada rancher Cliven Bundy each pleaded guilty on Monday to obstructing a U.S. court order for their role in a 2014 showdown between armed militia members and federal agents who had seized Bundy's cattle.

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BRIEF-STUBHUB BECOMES DESIGNATED NFL TICKET RESALE MARKETPLACE BEGINNING WITH 2018-2019 SEASON​

* CO BECOMES DESIGNATED NFL TICKET RESALE MARKETPLACE BEGINNING WITH 2018-2019 SEASON​ Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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BRIEF-Reata Pharmaceuticals says top-line data to be available in 2019 for omaveloxolone​

* Reata Pharmaceuticals Inc - ‍announces first patient enrolled in Part 2 of Moxie study of omaveloxolone for treatment of Friedreich's Ataxia​

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China aims to meet air quality standards by 2035: minister

BEIJING (Reuters) - China will strive to comply fully with its own air quality standards by 2035, the country's environment minister said on Monday, adding that the long and difficult battle against pollution would eventually benefit the economy.

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Japan's Kobe Steel considering withdrawing its full year earnings forecast: Kyodo

TOKYO (Reuters) - Kobe Steel Ltd is considering withdrawing its earnings forecast for this fiscal year as it struggles to quantify the impact of its data falsification scandal, Kyodo reported on Monday.

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Japan's Abe to push pacifist constitution reform after strong election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, buoyed by a huge election win for lawmakers who favor revising Japan's post-war, pacifist constitution, is likely to push towards his long-held goal but will need to convince a divided public to succeed.

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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest-serving premier and re-energizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

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Abe to push reform of Japan's pacifist constitution after ruling bloc election win

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's ruling bloc was headed for a big win in Sunday's election, bolstering his chance of becoming the nation's longest serving premier and reenergizing his push to revise the pacifist constitution.

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Italy gets back looted mosaic from Emperor Caligula's ship

ROME (Reuters) - A floor mosaic from one of Roman Emperor Caligula's opulent private ships, which was stolen after World War Two, is on its way back to Italy from the United States where it has been recovered from a private collection.

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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centers: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data center operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centers in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 billion in data centres: media

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.

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Japan's Mitsubishi, U.S. partner to invest $1.8 bln in data centres -media

TOKYO, Oct 21 (Reuters) - Japanese trading house Mitsubishi Corp plans to set up a joint venture with U.S. data centre operator Digital Realty Trust and build around 10 data centres in Japan by 2022 for 200 billion yen ($1.8 billion), the Nikkei said on Saturday.