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Penguins are winners in first round of Chile mine project battle

They may be less than a meter tall but they have conquered a Goliath: Chile’s vulnerable Humboldt penguins have thwarted — for now at least ...
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OECD keeps 2018 forecast on track, seeing modest but ‘synchronized’ economic growth
Tue, 28 Nov 2017 14:31:14 +0100
The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Tuesday maintained its global economic growth forecast for 2018 as the expansion, though modest, becomes more “synchronized” ...
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Dollar slightly weakens to around ¥113.40 in Tokyo
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:54:27 +0100
The dollar pared early losses to stand at around ¥113.40 in late afternoon trading in Tokyo on Wednesday.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥113.43-43, ...
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Toyota and Panasonic boost alliance to develop batteries for electric vehicles and other green cars
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:47:11 +0100
Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. announced Wednesday that they will strengthen their alliance for developing batteries used in environmentally friendly cars, targeting the market ...
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Osaka city assembly urges central government to pressure San Francisco to remove ‘comfort women’ memorial
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:27:05 +0100
The Osaka city assembly has called on the central government to pressure San Francisco to remove a statue to wartime “comfort women” — a euphemism ...
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Hackers may have stolen the personal data of 80,000 people associated with Osaka University
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:26:35 +0100
Osaka University said Wednesday that personal data of around 80,000 students, graduates, staff, former workers and others may have been stolen by hackers.Data pertaining to ...
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Probe into maglev bid obstruction at Obayashi Corp. extends to two more firms
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 10:00:11 +0100
Prosecutors questioned executives from Shimizu Corp. and Taisei Corp. on a voluntary basis following alleged bidding obstruction by Obayashi Corp. in connection with the maglev ...
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Ishigaki package tour has couples scaling cliffs and diving into the sea before tying the knot
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:48:39 +0100
A unique package tour on Okinawa’s Ishigaki Island for soon-to-be-married couples is creating a buzz.The Ishigaki Municipal Government and travel agency H.I.S. Co. have teamed ...
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Toshiba and Western Digital reach settlement to end legal battle over chip unit sale
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:18:14 +0100
Toshiba Corp. said Wednesday it has reached a settlement with U.S. joint venture partner Western Digital Corp. over the sale of its chip unit, ending ...
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Universal health coverage forum kicks off in Tokyo
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:15:22 +0100
A two-day international forum on achieving universal health coverage — by which all the world’s people can receive quality health services without suffering financial hardship ...
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Nikkei falls further on Roy Moore’s loss in U.S. Senate race
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 09:01:45 +0100
The benchmark Nikkei average lost further ground on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Wednesday, affected adversely by the U.S. Republican Party’s failure to win a Senate ...
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South Korea considers cryptocurrency tax as global regulators grapple with ‘speculative mania’
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:40:44 +0100
South Korea said on Wednesday it may tax capital gains from cryptocurrency trading as global regulators worry about a bubble, with Australia’s central bank chief ...
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Japan’s Shiseido moving U.S. headquarters to renovated New York City tower
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:16:18 +0100
Japanese cosmetics giant Shiseido Co. plans to move its U.S. headquarters to 390 Madison Ave., a midtown Manhattan office tower that has been renovated down ...
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Shinkansen halted in Nagoya after oil leak and cracked frame found
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:09:19 +0100
West Japan Railway Co. (JR West) reported what is the first recorded “serious incident,” a designation in the transport ministry’s accident-classification system introduced in 2001, ...
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U.S., EU and Japan vow to combat market distortion in thinly veiled swipe at Chinese trade practices
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 08:08:33 +0100
The United States, European Union and Japan have vowed to work together to fight market-distorting trade practices and policies that have fueled excess production capacity, ...
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Under Putin, Russia increases clout in the Middle East
Wed, 13 Dec 2017 07:43:58 +0100
When Russia launched a military campaign in Syria two years ago, President Vladimir Putin sought to save his ally from imminent collapse and break Russia’s ...
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