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National / Science & Health Jan 13, 2020

Gene abnormalities occur in iPS cell conversion process

Cancer-related genetic abnormalities have reportedly occurred during the process of transforming induced pluripotent stem (iPS) cells supplied by Kyoto University into intended cell types at recipient research institutes. None of the affected iPS cells, which are used for regenerative medicine, have been used for transplantation, ...

Nissan examining possibility of breaking away from Renault

Business / Corporate Jan 13, 2020

Nissan examining possibility of breaking away from Renault

Nissan Motor Co. executives have examined the possibility of breaking away from Renault SA amid concerns that relations with the longtime French partner have turned dysfunctional after the ouster of former chief Carlos Ghosn, according to a source familiar with the matter. Since last year, ...

Chiba residents open doors in warmup for 2020 crowds

National Jan 13, 2020

Chiba residents open doors in warmup for 2020 crowds

by Ayano Shimizu

With the 2020 Games just six months away, residents in Chiba, a city that will host several Olympic and Paralympic competitions, are preparing to open their doors to visitors under a program that encourages residents to host paying guests during popular events. Kenji Kaminaga, 82, ...

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

Business Jan 13, 2020

Ex-drug company execs face reckoning in opioid bribery case

The founder and former top employees of a pharmaceutical company are facing a reckoning for their role in a bribery scheme that prosecutors say boosted sales of a powerful, highly addictive painkiller and helped fuel the national opioid epidemic. Starting Monday, seven people who worked ...

Aramco's 'greenshoe option' pushes IPO to record $29.4 billion

Business Jan 13, 2020

Aramco's 'greenshoe option' pushes IPO to record $29.4 billion

Saudi Arabian oil giant Aramco announced Sunday that its initial public offering raised a record $29.4 billion, a figure higher than previously announced, after the company used a "greenshoe option" to sell millions more shares to meet investor demand. The company said that the sale ...

Queen prepares for royal family summit over Harry and Meghan

World Jan 13, 2020

Queen prepares for royal family summit over Harry and Meghan

Ensconced with aides at her royal retreat, Britain's Queen Elizabeth II prepared Sunday for a crisis family meeting to work out a future for Prince Harry and his wife, Meghan, after their dramatic decision to walk away from royal roles. Well-wishers cheered the monarch as ...

Endo completes sweep of yokozuna

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 13, 2020

Endo completes sweep of yokozuna

Fan-favorite No. 1 maegashira Endo brought Ryogoku Kokugikan to its feet on Monday with a stunning upset of yokozuna Hakuho on the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament's second day. It was the second yokozuna scalp for Endo at the 15-day tourney. Coming off a ...

Packers hold off Seahawks in divisional round

More Sports / Football Jan 13, 2020

Packers hold off Seahawks in divisional round

Aaron Rodgers connected with Davante Adams eight times for 160 yards and two touchdowns, Green Bay's spruced-up defense fended off a spirited Seattle rally, and the Packers held on for a 28-23 victory Sunday night to reach the NFC championship game for the third ...

Novak Djokovic leads Serbia to win over Spain in ATP Cup final

Tennis Jan 13, 2020

Novak Djokovic leads Serbia to win over Spain in ATP Cup final

Novak Djokovic beat Rafael Nadal, again, in a must-win match to keep Serbia in contention. Then he went back on court within an hour and combined with long-time friend Viktor Troicki to clinch the very first ATP Cup. In the country where the seven-time Australian ...

Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist, defects

Olympics Jan 13, 2020

Kimia Alizadeh, Iran's only female Olympic medalist, defects

Iran's only female Olympic medalist said she defected from the Islamic Republic in a blistering online letter that describes herself as "one of the millions of oppressed women in Iran." Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh posted the letter on Instagram as Iran's semiofficial ISNA news agency ...