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South Korea pivots from atomic energy

New South Korean President Moon Jae-in vowed Monday to scrap all plans to build new nuclear reactors, as he seeks to steer Asia’s fourth-largest economy ...
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Teen phenom Fujii, 15, beats highest-ranked shogi player Habu at Tokyo tournament
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U.S. Democrats want $300 million to fight possible Russia election tampering
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:48:47 +0100
U.S. Democratic leaders called on Congress on Wednesday to give the FBI $300 million to fight Russian efforts to interfere in congressional and state elections ...
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Woman in affair that led U.S. lawmaker to resign now seeks office
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 04:47:52 +0100
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Bangladesh preparing barren islet to house 100,000 Rohingya refugees, denies it’s a concentration camp
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:54:35 +0100
Bangladesh is racing to turn an uninhabited and muddy Bay of Bengal island into home for 100,000 Rohingya Muslims who have fled a military crackdown ...
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Macron government unveils steps to make it harder to seek asylum, easier to expel migrants
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:54:34 +0100
French President Emmanuel Macron’s government on Wednesday presented a bill to enforce tougher immigration rules, decried by human rights organizations as repressive toward asylum-seekers.The bill, ...
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Republican New York congresswoman: ‘Many’ mass murderers are Democrats
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:53:58 +0100
A Republican congresswoman from upstate New York says “many” people who commit mass murder are Democrats.U.S. Rep. Claudia Tenney made the comment Wednesday on Talk ...
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Japan, Finland affirm cooperation on North Korea, Arctic policy
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:26:34 +0100
The foreign ministers of Japan and Finland agreed Wednesday to work together in tackling North Korea’s development of nuclear weapons, including through the full implementation ...
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Records found in 13 Japanese prefectures showing the sterilization of children aged 15 and younger
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 02:21:34 +0100
Children aged 15 and below were sterilized under Japan’s now-defunct 1948 eugenic protection law in at least 13 prefectures due to mental disabilities and other ...
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Trump hears wrenching tales of school gun violence, vows to boost background checks
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:52:21 +0100
Spilling out wrenching tales of lost lives and stolen security, students with quavering voices and parents shaking with anger appealed to President Donald Trump on ...
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Twitter cracks down on tactics used by ‘bots’ to spread false stories
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:50:14 +0100
Twitter Inc. said on Wednesday it would no longer allow people to post identical messages from multiple accounts, cracking down on a tactic that Russian ...
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Students across U.S. stage 17-minute walkouts to protest gun violence after Florida massacre
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:45:52 +0100
Students at high schools across the U.S. are staging walkouts to protest gun violence in the wake of last week’s deadly school shooting in Florida.The ...
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Pastor recalls shock of seeing tourist chopper spin to fiery crash in Grand Canyon
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:44:50 +0100
A Las Vegas minister said witnessing a “big explosion and instant flames” when a sightseeing helicopter crashed at the Grand Canyon, killing three British tourists, ...
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Ford sacks top exec over ‘inappropriate behavior’
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:43:30 +0100
Ford has ousted one of its top executives over allegations of unspecified inappropriate behavior.The company says in a statement that North America President Raj Nair ...
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Brazil records 545 yellow fever cases and 164 deaths
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:42:20 +0100
Brazil’s Health Ministry has recorded 545 cases of yellow fever as the outbreak continues to expand.The ministry said Wednesday that 164 people have died. The ...
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Ferry blast hurts 25 in Mexico beach resort of Playa del Carmen
Thu, 22 Feb 2018 01:41:19 +0100
An explosion ripped through a ferry as it unloaded passengers in the Caribbean beach city of Playa del Carmen on Wednesday, hurting 25 people, but ...
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