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BRIEF-D-Box Technologies Announces Appointment Of Jean-René Halde As Chairman

* D-BOX TECHNOLOGIES INC. ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF JEAN-RENÉ HALDE AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS

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Iran jetliner deal could take longer to complete, Airbus says

* Trump warns of "disastrous flaws" in 2015 Iran nuclear deal

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Any rule on Bitcoin must be global, Germany's central bank says

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - Any attempt to regulate cryptocurrencies such as Bitcoin must be on a global scale as national or regional rules would be hard to enforce on a virtual, borderless community, a director at Germany's central bank said on Monday.

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MOVES-StanChart's Kheraj to chair Rothesay Life

LONDON, Jan 15 (IFR) - Naguib Kheraj, who used to run JP Morgan Cazenove, has been appointed chairman of bulk annuity provider Rothesay Life.

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Pope warns world is one step away from nuclear war

ABOARD THE PAPAL PLANE (Reuters) - Pope Francis said on Monday he was really afraid about the danger of nuclear war and that the world now stood at "the very limit".

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North Korean orchestra could be music to the ears of Olympic organizers in South

SEOUL (Reuters) - South Korea is expecting a large North Korean delegation at next month's Winter Olympics, likely including the country's main symphony orchestra, the governor for the Games' host province said on Monday, as relations appear to start hitting the right note.

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FCC chairman: Hawaii lacked 'reasonable safeguards'

The FCC investigation into Hawaii's false missile alarm is underway and already showing Hawaii lacked "reasonable safeguards," agency chairman Ajit Pai said in a statement Sunday.

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He's from El Salvador. His kids are American. Trump could separate them.

Rogelio Galdamez has a worried look on his face, unsure if the home he's building will be finished in time. 

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Merkel could join Macron in Davos for epic clash with Trump

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel is considering joining French President Emmanuel Macron at the World Economic Forum in Davos next week in what could turn into an epic clash of competing world views with U.S. President Donald Trump.

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UK government keeping close eye on services company Carillion - Conservative chairman

LONDON, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Britain's government is keeping a close eye on building and services company Carillion and ministers hope its partners will find the working capital to ensure it remains a "going concern", the chairman of the governing Conservatives said on Sunday.

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Hawaii visitor: I could feel the blood stand still in my body

It was a beautiful morning, like most, on the island of Oahu: 79 degrees with a big, bright sun. I was at a marina with my family on Kaneohe Bay, blowing the last bits of air into an orange inflatable raft, when the alert came. All caps: "BALLISTIC MISSILE THREAT INBOUND ... NOT A DRILL."

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Philippines raises volcano alert, warns of hazardous eruptions

MANILA (Reuters) - The Philippines raised the alert at its restive Mayon volcano by one notch early on Sunday, citing signs of rising magma that could lead to hazardous eruptions.

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Queen says crown could break your neck

In a new Smithsonian Channel documentary airing January 14, Queen Elizabeth II recounts her 1953 coronation.

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Indonesia central bank warns over cryptocurrencies

JAKARTA (Reuters) - Indonesia's central bank has issued a fresh warning about trading in cryptocurrencies like bitcoin because of the risk of losses to the public and even a potential threat to the stability of the financial system.

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New Trump policy could strengthen role of nuclear weapons

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump's administration could pursue development of new nuclear weaponry and explicitly leave open the possibility of nuclear retaliation for major non-nuclear attacks, if a leaked draft policy document becomes reality.

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BlackRock CEO Fink shows no signs of entering bitcoin ETF race

NEW YORK, Jan 12 (Reuters) - BlackRock Inc has profited by being beating its competitors in exchange-traded funds to the punch, but Chief Executive Officer Larry Fink seems happy to be out of step with at least one trend - the race to build a bitcoin fund.

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G.M. Says Its Driverless Car Could Be in Fleets by Next Year

Once federal and state agencies grant approval, the electric vehicle will be ready for production on a standard assembly line, the automaker said.

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Turkey warns citizens against travel to U.S. in tit-for-tat move

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey has warned its citizens against travel to the United States, saying Turks face the risk of arbitrary arrest and should take precautions if they do decide to travel, the latest tit-for-tat volley in a diplomatic feud between the NATO allies.

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Philippine police chief says cops could soon make drugs war return

MANILA (Reuters) - Police anti-narcotics operations notorious for their deadly outcomes could make a comeback in the Philippines' war on drugs, although bloodshed should be avoided and abuses would not be tolerated, the country's police chief said on Friday.

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Chinese bitcoin miners eye sites in energy-rich Canada

MONTREAL/SHANGHAI (Reuters) - China's Bitmain Technologies is eyeing bitcoin mining sites in Quebec, a company spokesman told Reuters, as expectations of a potential Chinese crackdown on cryptocurrency mining make the energy-rich Canadian province an attractive alternative.

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German coalition talks drag on, president warns Europe at stake

BERLIN (Reuters) - German Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative party grouping and Social Democrats (SPD) toiled deep into the night on Thursday to overcome differences on tax cuts and other issues that threatened to block a new "grand coalition" government.

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BRIEF-Intel Warns Its Patches For Chip Flaws Are Buggy - WSJ

* INTEL WARNS ITS PATCHES FOR CHIP FLAWS ARE BUGGY - WSJ, CITING CONFIDENTIAL DOCUMENT SHARED WITH SOME CUSTOMERS ‍​ Source text : http://on.wsj.com/2mtuVqE Further company coverage:

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Martian ice deposits could sustain human outposts in the future

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Scientists using images from an orbiting NASA spacecraft have detected eight sites where huge ice deposits near the Martian surface are exposed on steep slopes, a potential source of water that could help sustain future human outposts.

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Axing 'Cadillac' health plan tax may be part of spending deal: House chairman

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. House Ways and Means Committee Chairman Kevin Brady said on Thursday getting rid of the so-called “Cadillac” tax on high-cost employer-provided health insurance could be part of the spending deal now under negotiation in Congress.

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MoneyGram shares jump on partnership with bitcoin rival Ripple

(Reuters) - Shares of MoneyGram International Inc jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple.

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U.S. Marshals to hold auction of seized bitcoin on Jan. 22

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The U.S. government will hold an auction of about 3,813 bitcoins that were seized in federal criminal, civil and administrative cases, the U.S. Marshals Service said on Thursday.

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MoneyGram shares jump on partnership with bitcoin-rival Ripple

(Reuters) - Shares of MoneyGram International Inc jumped 10.5 percent on Thursday, after the money-transfer company said it partnered with blockchain firm and bitcoin-rival Ripple.

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California Today: California Today: Jerry Brown Warns of Recession and Reveals His Final Budget

Thursday: The governor plays down talk of his legacy, the death count from the mudslides grows, and Representative Darrell Issa is the latest G.O.P. retirement.

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Wheelchair-bound athlete honored for climbing up mountain

HONG KONG (Reuters) - A car accident seven years ago stripped professional Hong Kong rock climber Lai Chi-wai of his ability to walk, but this did not stop him climbing up a mountain that is roughly...

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Bonds bounce, stocks struggle, Bitcoin battered

LONDON (Reuters) - Worries about a U.S.-led trade war put world stocks at risk of their first two day loss of the year on Thursday, while bond markets bounced as China poured cold water on reports that it might stop buying U.S. debt.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Bonds bounce, stocks struggle, Bitcoin battered

* Benchmark bond markets bounce as China cools U.S. debt talk

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German car suppliers could lose thousands of jobs over hard Brexit -study

BERLIN, Jan 11 (Reuters) - A so-called "hard Brexit" involving tariffs and a lasting devaluation of the pound could cause thousands of job losses at German automotive suppliers, a study by accounting firm Deloitte showed.

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UPDATE 3-China says diversifying FX reserves, warns report on US bonds may be 'fake'

* China has been diversifying forex reserves investments - SAFE

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Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, Bitcoin slumps

TOKYO (Reuters) - The New Year rally in Asian shares petered out on Thursday due to concerns about rising U.S. protectionism, while bonds rebounded after China's regulator called a report about Beijing slowing or halting of its U.S. bond buying possibly wrong.

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GLOBAL MARKETS-Asian shares weaken on trade worries, bonds recover as China rebuts report, Bitcoin slumps

* Bitcoin skids as S Korea prepares bill to ban cryptocurrency trade

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Bitcoin skids on news S.Korea prepares to ban cryptocurrency trade

TOKYO, Jan 11 (Reuters) - Bitcoin skidded on Thursday, after South Korea's justice minister said a bill to ban cryptocurrency trade was being prepared.

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Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country's top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. Senate panel to discuss bitcoin with markets regulators -source

WASHINGTON, Jan 10 (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate's financial services panel will hold a hearing next month with the country's top markets regulators to discuss bitcoin amid rising concerns over the risks cryptocurrencies pose to the financial system, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Senate to discuss bitcoin risks with top markets regulators: source

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Senate will next month hold a hearing with the country's top markets regulators to discuss the risks posed by cryptocurrencies such as bitcoin, a person with direct knowledge of the matter told Reuters.

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Analysis: North Carolina ruling could end gerrymandering as we know it

Tuesday's ruling by a three-judge federal panel that the North Carolina congressional map is unconstitutional due to the fact that it was drawn primarily with political motives in mind is a BIG deal. It's the first time a federal court has struck down a congressional map due to a partisan gerrymander.

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Islam could be No. 2 religion in US by 2040

The Muslim population is growing, and in the next two decades Muslims could become the second-largest religious group in the United States, according to a Pew Research study.

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Pimco could add U.S. Treasuries if market weakens further: Ivascyn

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Pimco, one of the world's biggest money managers, sees this week's U.S. bond market selloff as a buying opportunity and is not ready to call the spike in 10-year Treasury yield to a nine-month high a bear market precursor.

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Chinese bitcoin mining giant sets up Swiss subsidiary

ZURICH (Reuters) - Chinese bitcoin mining giant Bitmain Technologies is expanding to Switzerland in a move that will be key to widening its reach, the group told a Swiss newspaper.

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Iran could greatly increase uranium enrichment, says spokesman

BEIRUT (Reuters) - Iran’s atomic energy agency said on Wednesday a reimposition of sanctions by the United States would be a violation of Tehran's nuclear deal with world powers, adding that the Islamic Republic had the capacity to greatly increase its enrichment of uranium.

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Iranian oil tanker in East China Sea could burn for a month: South Korea official

SEOUL (Reuters) - A stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea could burn for as long as one month, South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told Reuters on Wednesday, as the blaze raged for a fourth day following a collision with a freight ship.

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Airbus names new CEO and chairman for Airbus China unit

PARIS (Reuters) - European planemaker Airbus on Wednesday named new top executives for its Chinese division, which has been a key focus during French President Emmanuel Macron's trip to China, with Airbus hoping to finalize a major Chinese contract soon.

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3 TVs that could change how you watch movies

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Iranian oil tanker in East China Sea could burn for a month: South Korean official

SEOUL (Reuters) - The stricken Iranian oil tanker in the East China Sea could burn for as long as one month, South Korea's Ministry of Oceans and Fisheries told Reuters on Wednesday, as the blaze raged for a fourth day following a collision with a freight ship.

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10 House seats that could flip due to Republican retirements

Democrats searching for the 24 seats they need to flip to win control of the House in the 2018 midterms are increasingly seeing openings in districts where tough-to-beat Republicans are retiring.

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BRIEF-CAI International Appoints David Remington As Chairman Of Board

* CAI INTERNATIONAL, INC. ANNOUNCES THE APPOINTMENT OF DAVID REMINGTON AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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Human antibodies made in cows could be developed to treat MERS

LONDON (Reuters) - Human antibodies made in genetically engineered cows have proved safe in an early stage clinical trial, U.S. scientists said on Wednesday, and could be developed into a treatment for the fatal viral disease, MERS.

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Road to bitcoin ETF paved with red tape

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The going is getting tough for U.S. companies hoping to win the race to bring a bitcoin exchange-traded fund to market.

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Amazon's next home could say a lot about diversity

In October, Jeff Bezos stepped to the podium at the Human Rights Campaign's annual dinner to deliver a speech befitting a social activist rather than a CEO.

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Iran’s Leader Calls Trump ‘Psychotic’ and Warns of Revenge

The supreme leader, Ayatollah Ali Khamenei, blamed the U.S. for instigating recent protests in Iran and vowed to retaliate for the ‘‘damage’’ caused.

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Trump says he could beat Oprah Winfrey in a presidential race

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump said on Tuesday that he could beat media mogul Oprah Winfrey in a presidential contest but said he did not think the actress and talk show host would run.

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BRIEF-Golden Matrix Group Officially Enters The Bitcoin Market

* GOLDEN MATRIX GROUP, INC. OFFICIALLY ENTERS THE BITCOIN MARKET Source text for Eikon: Further company coverage:

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JPMorgan's Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud': Fox

(Reuters) - JPMorgan Chief Executive Jamie Dimon regrets calling bitcoin a 'fraud' but added that he still is not interested in the cryptocurrency at all, he said in an interview on Fox Business on Tuesday.

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BRIEF-JPMorgan's Dimon Regrets Saying Bitcoin Is A 'Fraud' - Fox‍​

* JPMORGAN CHASE CEO JAMIE DIMON REGRETS SAYING BITCOIN IS A 'FRAUD,' BUT STILL ISN'T INTERESTED IN IT - FOX‍​ Source text for Eikon: [ID:http://fxn.ws/2CVFdKk] Further company coverage:

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Dems on Oprah: It's not crazy and she could win, but ...

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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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Fund managers say bitcoin ETF proposals withdrawn due to SEC concern

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Two U.S. companies shelved proposals to launch bitcoin exchange-traded funds, citing ongoing concerns by the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), filings showed on Monday.

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BRIEF-Apple Says "Effectively Anything" A Child Could Access Online On iOS Devices Can Be Blocked By Parents

* APPLE, ON INVESTORS CONCERNS ABOUT YOUTH PHONE ADDICTION, SAYS "EFFECTIVELY ANYTHING" A CHILD COULD ACCESS ONLINE ON IOS DEVICES CAN BE BLOCKED BY PARENTS - SPOKESWOMAN‍​

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House Foreign Affairs Chair Royce latest Republican leaving Congress

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce said on Monday he will not run for a 14th term representing his southern California district, a seat that could be a key to Democratic efforts to win back control of the House of Representatives.

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House Foreign Affairs chair won't seek re-election

California Republican Rep. Ed Royce, the chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, will not seek re-election in November, he announced Monday.

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Already ‘Moderately Severe,’ Flu Season in U.S. Could Get Worse

Fears of “Killer Aussie Flu” may be exaggerated, but this year’s predominant strain is the most dangerous, and the vaccine is a poor match for it.

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House Foreign Affairs Chairman Royce will not run for re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican U.S. Representative Ed Royce of California, chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, said on Monday he will not run for re-election in November.

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What Politicians Could Learn from Oprah Winfrey

Sneer at celebrity all you want, but elections are contests of stories, and Ms. Winfrey showed that she can tell one.

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Trump could be interviewed within weeks in Russia probe: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Donald Trump could be interviewed within weeks as part of Special Counsel Robert Mueller's investigation of Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. presidential election, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Your pizza could come in a self-driving van

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Trump close to decision on Fed vice chair pick: administration official

NASHVILLE (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump is close to making a decision on who to nominate as vice chair of the Federal Reserve, an administration official said on Monday.

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Trump could be interviewed in Special Counsel probe within weeks: Washington Post

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Special counsel Robert Mueller has told President Donald Trump's legal team that his office is likely to seek an interview with the U.S. leader as part of its Russia probe, and one could take place within weeks, the Washington Post reported on Monday.

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Bitcoin slides as website drops South Korea prices from virtual currency rates

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin sank on Monday after website CoinMarketCap removed prices from South Korean exchanges from its calculations of digital currency rates without any warning, resulting in a steep drop in all virtual coins they track.

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Her message of 'a new day is on the horizon' could have doubled as a campaign rallying cry

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Bitcoin drops below $15,000 as South Korea reviews accounts

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell below $15,000 on Monday after South Korea's financial regulator said it and other agencies are inspecting six local banks that offer digital currency accounts to institutions.

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Hoping to reset agenda, Britain's May appoints new Conservative Party chairman

LONDON (Reuters) - Prime Minister Theresa May named immigration minister Brandon Lewis chairman of her Conservative Party on Monday at the start of a reshuffle she hopes will re-energize an agenda hurt by divisions over Brexit and an ill-judged election.

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BRIEF-Gain Capital announces ‍launch Of Bitcoin Trading In Australia, Singapore On Co's City Index Branded Service​

* GAIN CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC - ‍LAUNCH OF BITCOIN TRADING IN AUSTRALIA AND SINGAPORE ON COMPANY'S CITY INDEX BRANDED SERVICE​

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Bitcoin is an asset, not a currency: Israel's central bank

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's central bank said on Monday it would not recognize virtual currencies such as bitcoin as actual currency and that it was difficult to devise regulations to monitor the risks of such activity to the country's banks and their clients.

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BRIEF-LightInThebox Holding Says To Accept Bitcoin Payment​

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

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They've lived here legally for years. Now the US could send these 250,000 immigrants away

They number upwards of 250,000.

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U.S. company plans funds that double bitcoin price moves

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. fund managers are ramping up efforts to tap into the fever surrounding digital assets, and the latest planned bitcoin products could deliver some head-turning and stomach-churning price movements if they come to market.

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UPDATE 1-Speculators raise net short dollar bets, trim bitcoin shorts-CFTC, Reuters data

(Adds details on dollar, bitcoin contracts, comments, table, byline) By Gertrude Chavez-Dreyfuss NEW YORK, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short U.S. dollar bets this week, pushing them to their highest level since mid-December, according to calculations by Reuters and Commodity Futures Trading Commission data released on Friday. The value of the net short dollar positions, derived from net positions of International Monetary Market speculators in the yen, euro, British pou

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Your next home could be made of bacteria

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China warns of second wave of snow after blizzard alert lifted

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned of a second wave of snow and sleet hitting northern, central and eastern parts on Friday after record snowfall paralyzed parts of the country in the most severe weather this winter.

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China warns of second wave of snow after lifting blizzard alert

SHANGHAI/BEIJING (Reuters) - China warned of a second wave of snow and sleet hitting northern, central and eastern parts of the country on Friday after record snowfall paralyzed parts of the country.

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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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Rise of Bitcoin Competitor Ripple Creates Wealth to Rival Zuckerberg

A co-founder of Ripple, a virtual currency, could briefly lay claim to being the world’s fifth richest person on Thursday, bypassing Mark Zuckerberg, as the Bitcoin boom widened.

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Costa Rica plane crash probe could take months: aviation chief

SAN JOSE (Reuters) - It could take months to determine the cause of a plane crash in Costa Rica that killed 12 people because the aircraft was badly burned and lacked a flight data recorder, the director of the country's civil aviation agency told Reuters on Thursday.

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U.S. FCC chairman cancels tech event appearance after threats: sources

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai has canceled a scheduled appearance next week at a large consumer electronics event in Las Vegas after receiving unspecified deaths threats, two sources briefed on the matter said on Thursday.

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

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

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Doctors and teachers could team up to reduce stress in schools

(Reuters Health) - - Partnerships between teachers and doctors could help students and school staffers better deal with “toxic stress,” suggests a former teacher turned doctor.

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Senate panel chairman doesn't see a need to talk to Bannon

Senate Intelligence Chairman Richard Burr said Thursday he doesn't see a need for his committee to talk to President Donald Trump's former senior adviser Steve Bannon, breaking with the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Mark Warner.

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U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. derivatives regulator will hold two meetings to discuss the procedure and operational controls for listing and trading digital currency futures, it said on Thursday, amid rising concerns over the risks bitcoin poses to the financial system.

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UPDATE 1-U.S. derivatives regulator to review bitcoin futures risks

* Securities regulators also warn over bitcoin fraudsters (Adds SEC statement, details and context)

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SEC warns bitcoin, cryptocurrency investors at risk

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission warned Thursday that investors should "exercise caution" with cryptocurrencies like bitcoin, noting state and federal regulators may not be able to recoup any lost investments from illegal actors.

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BRIEF-FDA Warns American Cryostem Of Deviations Related To Co's Stem Cell Product

* FDA WARNS AMERICAN CRYOSTEM CORPORATION OF SIGNIFICANT DEVIATIONS RELATED TO ITS UNAPPROVED STEM CELL PRODUCT, ATCELL

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Trump Administration Taking Step That Could Threaten Marijuana Legalization Movement

Federal prosecutors will be given discretion to more aggressively enforce marijuana laws, threatening to undermine the legalization movement at the state level.

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U.S. military warns against getting hopes up over North Korean overture

SEOUL (Reuters) - The head of U.S. forces in South Korea warned on Thursday against raising hopes over North Korea's peace overture amid a war of words between the United States and the reclusive North over its nuclear and missile programs.

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Merrill Lynch bans clients from investing in Silbert bitcoin fund

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bank of America Merrill Lynch banned clients from investing in one of bitcoin mogul Barry Silbert's top funds last month, according to a memo seen by Reuters.

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Tony Blair warns British voters: time is running out to stop Brexit folly

LONDON (Reuters) - Former British Prime Minister Tony Blair on Thursday warned voters that time was running out to reverse Brexit, a folly he said would torpedo Britain's remaining clout and be regretted for generations to come.

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Tax reform could mean bigger windfall for next winner

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Bannon could win the battle of the blowhards

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Immune boosting virus could be used to treat brain tumors

LONDON (Reuters) - A trial of a potential new brain cancer treatment has shown that a virus injected directly into the bloodstream can reach tumors deep inside the brain and switch on the body's own defense system to attack them.

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Bitcoin may be king, but Ripple dark horse in crypto race

(Reuters) - Bitcoin was the star of the white-knuckle ride that cryptocurrencies offered in 2017 but lesser-known names, such as Ripple and Ethereum, are seen gaining prominence in 2018.

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BRIEF-Mogo To Make Buying Bitcoin Simple And More Accessible For Canadians

* MOGO TO MAKE BUYING BITCOIN SIMPLE AND MORE ACCESSIBLE FOR CANADIANS

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China central bank can tell local governments to regulate bitcoin miners' power use: source

BEIJING (Reuters) - China's central bank told a top-level government internet finance group that the monetary authority can tell local governments to regulate the power usage of bitcoin miners to gradually reduce the scale of their production, a source said.

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BRIEF-UK's CMA concerned Refresco purchase of Cott business could lead to higher prices

* ‍COMPETITION AND MARKETS AUTHORITY (CMA) HAS BEEN CARRYING OUT AN INITIAL INVESTIGATION INTO REFRESCO'S PROPOSED $1.25 BILLION (ABOUT £935 MILLION) PURCHASE OF COTT'S WORLDWIDE BEVERAGE MANUFACTURING BUSINESS.​

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Romney could become Trump's new Washington foe

The Republican opposition to President Donald Trump is poised to get a new champion: Mitt Romney.

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The President warns Kim Jong Un that he has a mightier nuclear arsenal at his disposal in a tweet

President Donald Trump on Tuesday taunted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, warning Kim about the US' nuclear capabilities as tensions worsen between the two nations.

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Critics Say Questions About Citizenship Could Wreck Chances for an Accurate Census

The Justice Department’s request to ask people about citizenship status in the 2020 census would keep Latinos and other ethnic minorities from being counted, critics say.

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Opinion: The question that could sabotage the census

President Donald Trump's Justice Department is proposing a new question for the US Census that could throw a chill over the nation's decennial headcount.

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Iran protests could hurt clerics but Rouhani has most to lose, say insiders

DUBAI (Reuters) - Iranian authorities are concerned that nationwide unrest will undermine the clerical establishment and want to stamp out the protests quickly, senior government officials say. But the person with the most to lose is President Hassan Rouhani.

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New U.S. tax law could impact paychecks by February

NEW YORK (Reuters) - The first paychecks of 2018 will be dispatched soon, but it may be weeks or months before taxpayers and payroll processors know how the new U.S. tax laws will affect your...

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U.S. warns North Korea against new missile test, plays down talks

UNITED NATIONS/SEOUL (Reuters) - The U.S. ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, warned North Korea on Tuesday against another missile test and said Washington would not take planned talks between North and South Korea seriously if Pyongyang did not take steps to give up its nuclear weapons.

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not seek re-election

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, he said in a statement on Tuesday.

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Passenger rights group takes legal action that could block Niki sale to IAG

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - A group representing airline passengers has taken legal action to shift insolvency proceedings for budget airline Niki to Austria from Germany, in a move that could endanger the sale of the Air Berlin unit to Britain's IAG .

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U.S. House transportation panel chair says he will not run for re-election: Washington Examiner

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican Representative Bill Shuster, the chairman of the Transportation Committee in the U.S. House of Representatives, will not run for re-election in November, the Washington Examiner reported on Tuesday.

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Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week: CFTC

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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UPDATE 1-Speculators raised net short bitcoin positions in Dec 26 week -CFTC

NEW YORK, Jan 2 (Reuters) - Speculators raised net short position on bitcoin futures traded on Cboe Global Markets last week amid a selloff sparked by experts' warnings of a bubble, according to data from the Commodity Futures Trading Commission released late Friday.

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What the big names in finance think about bitcoin

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IT failure at Frankfurt airport could disrupt flights

FRANKFURT (Reuters) - An IT failure at Frankfurt airport could disrupt flights and result in cancellations on Tuesday, owner and operator Fraport said on its website.

Artificial Intelligence nytimes.com

Op-Ed Contributor: A.I. and Big Data Could Power a New War on Poverty

Conventional wisdom says artificial intelligence will eliminate jobs. But it can also improve education and employment.

Kim Jong-un nytimes.com

Kim Jong-un’s Overture Could Drive a Wedge Between South Korea and the U.S.

North Korea’s surprising call for dialogue with the South may undercut the Trump administration’s tough approach.

cnn.com

Bitter cold: Dozens of places could set New Year's Day record lows

Out with the old, in with the record cold.

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Iran warns protesters against pursuing bold challenge to leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned of a tough crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the most audacious challenges to its clerical leadership since nationwide pro-reform unrest jolted the Islamist theocracy in 2009.

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Venezuela’s Maduro is destructive King Herod, warns ex-oil czar

CARACAS (Reuters) - A former oil minister excoriated Venezuelan President NicolasMaduro in a newspaper column on Sunday, accusing the leftist leader of behaving like biblical King Herod and plunging the oil-rich nation into economic devastation.

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Iran warns protesters who pose major challenge to country's leadership

LONDON (Reuters) - Iran warned of a crackdown on Sunday against demonstrators who pose one of the biggest challenges to both the government and clerical leadership in power since the 1979 revolution.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S. Midwest, E.Coast

(Reuters) - Bitterly cold weather will usher in the new year for much of the United States east of the Rocky Mountains this weekend, bringing record low temperatures to the Midwest, making travel difficult and putting a chill on New Year's Eve celebrations.

Lotteries nytimes.com

Glitch in South Carolina Lottery Could Mean $19.6 Million in Winnings

A computer error caused a lottery game to produce too many winning tickets and now the state has set aside nearly $20 million in payouts as it decides what to do.

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New year could bring record low temperatures to U.S Midwest, East Coast

(Reuters) - A fresh jolt of arctic air will usher in the new year for much of the United States this weekend, bringing record cold temperatures on New Year's Day to cities in the Midwest and East Coast, forecasters said on Saturday.

Disc Jockeys nytimes.com

Opinion: A D.J. Could Save Your Life Tonight

A real D.J. is part shaman, part tech wizard, part crowd psychologist, all artist. Many people claim the title, but far fewer embody it.

cnn.com

South Carolina lottery error could cost it $19.6 million

South Carolina could have made $20 million lottery error The winnings in a compromised South Carolina lottery game on Christmas Day could amount to $19.6 million of potential prize money.

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BRIEF-‍Karolinska Development's Chairman Of Board Resigns From His Position​

* ‍REG-KAROLINSKA DEVELOPMENT'S CHAIRMAN OF BOARD RESIGNS FROM HIS POSITION​

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Ukraine kidnappers free bitcoin analyst after $1 mln ransom paid

KIEV (Reuters) - Kidnappers in Ukraine have released an employee at a United Kingdom-registered cryptocurrency exchange after getting more than $1 million in bitcoins as ransom, an adviser to the Ukrainian interior minister told Reuters on Friday.

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Goldman warns of $5-billion earnings hit from U.S. tax law

(Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it would take a $5 billion earnings hit in the fourth quarter for the new U.S. tax law, becoming the first major U.S. bank to detail the law's one-time impact on corporate profits held overseas.

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UPDATE 4-Goldman warns of $5-bln earnings hit from U.S. tax law

Dec 29 (Reuters) - Goldman Sachs Group Inc said on Friday it would take a $5 billion earnings hit in the fourth quarter for the new U.S. tax law, becoming the first major U.S. bank to detail the law's one-time impact on corporate profits held overseas.

cnn.com

NYC mayor to CNN: We've lost 12 people and could lose more

New York Mayor Bill De Blasio discusses the fire at an apartment building that killed at least a dozen people.

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Taiwan president warns China against military aggression

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Friday China's military ambitions are becoming more apparent and tension between Taiwan and the mainland must not be resolved through military force.

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As his own agencies warn of global warming, Trump tweets that cities facing record cold could use it

Appointments and Executive Changes nytimes.com

For Luxury Brands, the Musical Chairs Whirled Faster in 2017

Nearly every month this year saw a major departure from a fashion label.

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GM wins ruling that could narrow ignition switch litigation

NEW YORK (Reuters) - General Motors Co on Thursday won a court ruling that could reduce the private litigation it faces over flawed vehicle ignition switches, which have been linked to 124 deaths and triggered a big recall.

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Asia and Australia Edition: Kabul, Roy Moore, Bitcoin: Your Friday Briefing

Here’s what you need to know to start your day.

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BRIEF-Moneygram Names W. Alexander Holmes To Succeed Pamela H. Patsley As Board Chairman In Feb. 2018

* MONEYGRAM NAMES W. ALEXANDER HOLMES TO SUCCEED PAMELA H. PATSLEY AS CHAIRMAN OF THE BOARD OF DIRECTORS IN FEBRUARY 2018

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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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U.N. says 'massive' rights abuses in southern Philippines could intensify under martial law

GENEVA (Reuters) - A Muslim indigenous community in the southern Philippines has suffered widespread human right abuses that could intensify with President Rodrigo Duterte's extension of martial law there, U.N.-appointed experts said.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

South Korea Clamps Down on Bitcoin Trading Amid Market Frenzy

In one of the biggest hubs for virtual currencies, the government said it would no longer let people buy or sell Bitcoin or its rivals anonymously.

cnn.com

Taking credit for the Dow's success is risky business. A market correction could leave him flailing for a rationale

President Donald Trump seems determined to ignore the small print disclaimer that brokers use to warn investors eying a bumper return -- stocks can go down as well as up.

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New South African soda tax could hurt U.S. beverage exports -USDA

NEW YORK, Dec 27 (Reuters) - South Africa will start to tax sugary drinks next year, which could have an impact on $5 million worth of U.S. beverage exports, the U.S. Department of Agriculture said on Wednesday.

cnn.com

How politics could change in 2018

More than 450 seats in the US Congress will be up for grabs in 2018. CNN's Chris Cillizza explains how the political landscape could change after midterm elections.

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10 questions that could keep you up at night in 2018

2017 was the year that resolved next to nothing. It was a year of transitions and of unresolved conflicts on the global stage and across continents. Above all, 2017 was a year that posed momentous questions and left them open for the future -- mostly for the near future.

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BRIEF-Nautilus Chairman Resigns

* NAUTILUS MINERALS INC - FOLLOWING DEBNEY'S RESIGNATION, CO ACTIVELY SEEKING APPOINTMENT OF NEW INDEPENDENT DIRECTOR

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BRIEF-Shanghai AtHub To Work With Alibaba On Data Centre Project, Board Elects Chairwoman

* SAYS IT PLANS TO INVEST 880 MILLION YUAN ($134.26 million) IN THE PROJECT Source text in Chinese: http://bit.ly/2CcLvSl; http://bit.ly/2CfpEfe Further company coverage: ($1 = 6.5545 Chinese yuan renminbi) (Reporting by Hong Kong newsroom)

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Obama warns that society being splintered by online biases

LONDON (Reuters) - Former U.S. president Barack Obama said the way people communicate via social media risked splintering society and leaders had to ensure the Internet did not cocoon users within their biases.

cnn.com

Obama warns over the use of divisive social media in interview with Prince Harry

Former US President Barack Obama has urged people in leadership positions not to use social media in a way that fosters division.

Elections nytimes.com

Liberian Runoff Could Mark First Peaceful Transition of Power Since 1944

In a presidential runoff, voters are choosing between a soccer star, George Weah, and Vice President Joseph Boakai, to replace Ellen Johnson Sirleaf.

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Bitcoin recovers some losses after its worst week since 2013

SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 15 percent on Tuesday, recouping about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who had missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency.

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Bitcoin recoups some losses after its worst week since 2013

SINGAPORE/TOKYO/NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin rose 13 percent on Tuesday, recovering about half of the losses it sustained last week, its worst since 2013, as investors who missed out on earlier rallies bought the world's biggest and best-known digital currency.

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Bitcoin holds overnight gains after last week's rout

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Bitcoin held its overnight gains in early U.S. trading on Tuesday as the world's biggest and best-known cryptocurrency rebounded on light trading volume from its worst week since 2013.

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Brexit deal could be template for EU ties to Ukraine, Turkey, Germany's Gabriel says

BERLIN (Reuters) - An EU agreement with Britain on relations after Brexit could serve as a model for ties with other countries that want to be as close as possible to the bloc but are not yet ready to join, such as Ukraine and Turkey, Germany's foreign minister said.

Nuclear Tests nytimes.com

North Korea Won’t Stop Its Arms Tests Anytime Soon, South Warns

Government and private analysts expect the North to bolster its nuclear and long-range missile capabilities in 2018 to gain leverage with Washington.

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Bitcoin rises 10 percent, recovers from last week's brutal selloff

SINGAPORE/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin extended its recovery in holiday-thinned trading on Tuesday, rising 10 percent to be up more than a third from last week's lows of below $12,000.

cnn.com

South China Sea: How 2017's forgotten flashpoint could flare again

In 2017, the South China Sea was the world's forgotten flashpoint.

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Israel regulator seeks to ban bitcoin firms from stock exchange

JERUSALEM (Reuters) - Israel's markets regulator said on Monday he will propose regulation to ban companies based on bitcoin and other digital currencies from trading on the Tel Aviv Stock Exchange (TASE).

Poroshenko, Petro Olekseyevich nytimes.com

Russia Says U.S.-Supplied Weapons to Ukraine Could Escalate Conflict

Russian officials said a decision by the United States to provide arms to Ukraine is dangerous as it will encourage Kiev to use force in eastern Ukraine.

cnn.com

Bitcoin rebounds after serious slump

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McCabe could corroborate Comey 'loyalty pledge' story

CNN Manu Raju reports.

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BRIEF-Nissan Motor Chairman Ghosn Could Be Questioned By Japanese Authorities Over Ongoing Vehicle Inspection Scandal - Nikkei

* NISSAN MOTOR CHAIRMAN CARLOS GHOSN COULD BE QUESTIONED BY JAPANESE AUTHORITIES OVER ONGOING VEHICLE INSPECTION SCANDAL - NIKKEI Source text (s.nikkei.com/2C2gkLX) Further company coverage:

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Bitcoin falls 30 percent, posts worst week since 2013

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged by 30 percent to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency after its sharp rise to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble.

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Don't scrap war crimes court, U.S. warns Kosovo

PRISTINA (Reuters) - Any move by Kosovo to scrap a war crimes court linked to its independence struggle would seriously undermine relations with friendly western nations, its main backer the United States said on Friday.

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Cryptocurrency stocks holding gains despite bitcoin pullback

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

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BRIEF-Seven Stars Cloud Says It Is "In No Way A Bitcoin-Related Company"

* SEVEN STARS CLOUD CHAIRMAN & CEO BRUNO WU PROVIDES BRIEF UPDATE ON COMPANY VISION

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Bitcoin plunges below $12,000, heads for worst week since 2013

NEW YORK/LONDON (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged by a quarter to below $12,000 on Friday as investors dumped the cryptocurrency in manic trading after its blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 prompted warnings by experts of a bubble.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

Bitcoin Plunges More Than 25 Percent in 24 Hours

The steep fall, mirrored by drops in ethereum and Bitcoin cash, comes after weeks of frenzied activity on digital currency exchanges.

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Legal action to see whether UK could unilaterally stop Brexit gets go-ahead

EDINBURGH (Reuters) - A group of anti-Brexit Scottish lawmakers has been given the go-ahead to pursue legal action to establish whether the United Kingdom can unilaterally stop the process of leaving the EU, a Scottish court said on Friday.

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BRIEF-LightInTheBox Announces Purchase Of Shares By Its Chairman And CEO

* LIGHTINTHEBOX ANNOUNCES PURCHASE OF SHARES BY ITS CHAIRMAN AND CEO

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U.S. tax break could push startups to share the wealth

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Startup companies came away with a significant victory in the U.S. tax overhaul -- a chance to defer the often-onerous tax bill that is attached to company stock options.

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Bitcoin plunges below $13,000, heads for worst week since 2013

LONDON/TOKYO (Reuters) - Bitcoin plunged below $13,000 on Friday after losing around a third of its value in just five days, with the digital currency on track for its worst week since 2013 after a blistering ascent to a peak close to $20,000 on Sunday.

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UPDATE 2-Bitcoin plunges below $13,000, heads for worst week since 2013

* Bitcoin moves known to be big and volatile (Adds quotes, details, updates prices)

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Tougher North Korea sanctions could hit home, analysts say ahead of U.N. vote

SEOUL (Reuters) - Newly proposed sanctions on North Korea could have a significant effect on the isolated country's already struggling economy, analysts said ahead of an expected U.N. Security Council vote on Friday, which will hinge on support from China and Russia.

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Seoul court hands down suspended sentence for Lotte chairman

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

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Bitcoin slips below $14,000, down 30 percent from record peak

TOKYO (Reuters) - Cryptocurrency bitcoin tumbled below $14,000 briefly on the Bitstamp exchange <BTC=BTSP> on Friday, down roughly 30 percent from its record top near $20,000 set at the start of the week.

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This year's lumps of coal could be 2018's diamonds

SAN FRANCISCO (Reuters) - Investors saddled in 2017 with the market's worst performers, including Under Armour and General Electric, may do well to remember as December draws to an end that lumps of coal sometimes turn into diamonds.

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UPDATE 1-Bitcoin slips below $14,000, down 30 pct from record peak

* Bitcoin also seen facing competition from other cryptocurrencies

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After Reuters arrests, some Myanmar reporters fear 'it could've been me'

YANGON (Reuters) - Some human rights advocates say press freedom is under attack in Myanmar, even though decades of rule by a junta that tightly controlled the media has given way to a government led by Nobel peace laureate Aung San Suu Kyi.

cnn.com

Bitcoin plunges. Is the rally over?

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Bitcoin extends losses, slips below $14,000 on Bitstamp exchange

TOKYO, Dec 22 (Reuters) - Bitcoin fell more than 10 percent to below $14,000 on the Bitstamp exchange on Friday, extending overnight losses.

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UPDATE 2-Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman

SAN FRANCISCO, Dec 21 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down in January, ending a 17-year-run in which he played a central role in building a promising startup called Google into a global technology powerhouse.

Bitcoin (Currency) nytimes.com

The Can’t-Lose Way for Your Business to Pop: Add Bitcoin to Its Name

Businesses previously focused on making fitness apparel, cigars and beverages have rebranded themselves into virtual currency or blockchain companies.

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UPDATE 1-Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman

Dec 21 (Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down from his position to become a technical adviser as of its next regular board meeting in January.

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Alphabet's Eric Schmidt to step down as executive chairman

(Reuters) - Alphabet Inc said on Thursday its Executive Chairman Eric Schmidt will step down from his position to become a technical advisor as of its next regular board meeting in January 2018.

Appointments and Executive Changes nytimes.com

Eric Schmidt to Step Down as Alphabet’s Executive Chairman

Mr. Schmidt, who has been in a top position at Google and then its parent company, Alphabet, since 2001, will become a technical adviser to the company.

cnn.com

GOP tax bill could make the trade deficit worse

cnn.com

Bitcoin mania reaches new level of insanity

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Peru's president warns democracy at stake ahead of vote to oust him

LIMA (Reuters) - Peru's President Pedro Pablo Kuczynski told lawmakers that the country's democracy was at stake ahead of a Congressional vote to remove him from office on Thursday, strenuously denying allegations of wrongdoing.

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U.N. mulls new North Korea sanctions, could vote Friday: diplomats

UNITED NATIONS (Reuters) - A U.S.-drafted United Nations Security Council resolution seeks to ban nearly 90 percent of refined petroleum product exports to North Korea and the repatriation of North Koreans working abroad, according to the text seen by Reuters on Thursday.

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E*Trade lets customers trade in Cboe bitcoin futures

(Reuters) - The online brokerage firm E*Trade Financial Corp will allow customers to trade bitcoin futures from Cboe Global Markets Inc , the company said on its website Wednesday, joining its rivals in opening the door for more mainstream adoption of the cryptocurrency.

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S.Korea c.bank chief warns of 'irrational exuberance' in virtual coin frenzy

SEOUL, Dec 21 (Reuters) - South Korea's central bank chief on Wednesday warned of 'irrational exuberance' in trading of virtual coins, which have risen dramatically in value this year amid frenzied speculation.

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Top Democrat says Trump firing of Mueller could provoke 'constitutional crisis'

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The top Democrat on the U.S. Senate Intelligence committee, responding to escalating Republican attacks on Special Counsel Robert Mueller, said on Wednesday that if President Donald Trump fires Mueller, "it has the potential to provoke a constitutional crisis."

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Warner warns of threats against Mueller

Sen. Mark Warner, the top Democrat on the intel committee, took to the Senate floor to issue a warning about GOP threats against Special Counsel Robert Mueller.

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U.S. regulator plays down bitcoin fears, backs fintech charter

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - A U.S. banking regulator said on Wednesday that bitcoin does not currently pose a threat to the country's banking system and that there is "space" for innovative financial technology firms to operate in the traditional lending business.