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South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

South Korea, Japan in fresh spat over intelligence deal

Published 25/11/2019

SEOUL/TOKYO (Reuters) - South Korea and Japan traded fresh barbs on Monday, just days after agreeing to salvage an important intelligence-sharing pact, highlighting the fragile [more…]

SoftBank to go ahead with WeWork stock tender offer this week

SoftBank to go ahead with WeWork stock tender offer this week

Published 24/11/2019

NEW YORK/BANGALORE (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp (9984.T) will this week launch a previously agreed tender offer for as much as $3 billion of WeWork [more…]

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Dazzles With $127 Million Debut

Box Office: ‘Frozen 2’ Dazzles With $127 Million Debut

Published 24/11/2019

LOS ANGELES, (Variety.com) - Disney’s “Frozen 2” iced out the box office competition in North America, where family audiences powered the animated adventure to a [more…]

Ex-member of K-pop girl group found dead: Yonhap

Ex-member of K-pop girl group found dead: Yonhap

Published 24/11/2019

SEOUL (Reuters) - A former member of South Korea’s top K-pop girl group was found dead on Sunday, the country’s Yonhap news agency reported citing [more…]

Longer-term data fail to clear concern over Takeda’s dengue vaccine

Longer-term data fail to clear concern over Takeda’s dengue vaccine

Published 23/11/2019

CHICAGO (Reuters) - An additional six months of data from a late-stage trial of Takeda Pharmaceutical Co’s experimental dengue vaccine again showed it failed to [more…]

U.S. stock funds lose $3.6 billion in week: Lipper

U.S. stock funds lose $3.6 billion in week: Lipper

Published 21/11/2019

(Reuters) - U.S. equity funds saw $3.6 billion in outflows in the week ended on Wednesday, according to data released on Thursday by Lipper. U.S. [more…]

High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

High-tech Japan uses AI in song to welcome pope

Published 20/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Few aspects of life escape the touch of high tech in cutting-edge Japan, including an official song written to welcome Pope Francis [more…]

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

Japan space probe on its way back after asteroid mission

Published 18/11/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - A Japanese space probe is heading home from an asteroid 250 million km (155 million miles) from Earth after collecting sub-surface samples [more…]

Shares grind towards record high as China trims key rate

Shares grind towards record high as China trims key rate

Published 18/11/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - World shares were close to a record high on Monday, after Beijing surprised markets by trimming a key interest rate for the [more…]

Peter Thiel’s Palantir launches Japanese joint venture with insurer Sompo

Peter Thiel’s Palantir launches Japanese joint venture with insurer Sompo

Published 18/11/2019

SAN FRANCISCO/TOKYO (Reuters) - Silicon Valley data analytics company Palantir Technologies Inc has established a joint venture with Japanese insurance holding company Sompo Holdings Inc [more…]