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French court acquits man accused of harboring terrorists, convicts pair

A French court on Wednesday acquitted a man charged with harboring Islamic extremists after they carried out the 2015 Paris attacks, bringing a surprising end ...
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Teen phenom Fujii, 15, beats highest-ranked shogi player Habu at Tokyo tournament
Sat, 17 Feb 2018 06:15:39 +0100
Sota Fujii, Japan’s youngest professional shogi player, defeated Yoshiharu Habu, holder of one of the most prestigious shogi titles, in their first official face-off in ...
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Several dozen Russian and ex-Soviet fighters wounded in Syria clash: Russia
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 14:43:41 +0100
The Russian Foreign Ministry said on Tuesday that several dozen Russian citizens and citizens of other countries in the former Soviet space had been wounded ...
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Nearly 200 dead in Syria enclave as U.N. warns situation ‘out of control’
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:39:15 +0100
Airstrikes hit Syria’s Eastern Ghouta for a third straight day on Tuesday, bringing the civilian death toll to nearly 200 as the U.N. warned the ...
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Abe calls for foreign employment review to increase skilled workers
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:24:24 +0100
The government will consider expanding the scope of foreign nationals permitted to work in Japan as Prime Minister Shinzo Abe called Tuesday for a review ...
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U.S. Secret Service disputes report regarding China nuclear football ‘skirmish’
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:12:29 +0100
The U.S. Secret Service disputed Monday reports that one of its agents and White House Chief of Staff John Kelly wrestled with Chinese security officials ...
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China angered by theft of terra-cotta warrior’s thumb from U.S. museum
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 13:10:07 +0100
The theft of a thumb from a displayed ancient terra-cotta warrior statue in the U.S. incited a wave of criticism on Chinese social media Tuesday, ...
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Volcanic blast reshaped summit of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 12:05:40 +0100
The eruption of Indonesia’s Mount Sinabung that shot ash 5 kilometers (3 miles) high also blew away much of the mountain’s summit.Before and after images ...
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Malaysian court jails and fines artist for clown caricature of prime minister
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:50:17 +0100
A Malaysian artist and prominent opposition activist was jailed for a month on Tuesday for publishing a clown-like caricature of Prime Minister Najib Razak, a ...
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Government picks Osaka as venue for G-20 summit in 2019: sources
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 11:31:44 +0100
Osaka has been selected as the venue for the 2019 summit meeting of the Group of 20 advanced and emerging economies, government sources said Tuesday.After ...
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Japan’s discretionary labor system: What you need to know
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:55:20 +0100
As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and government officials clash with opposition lawmakers over a proposal to expand an overtime work system called the discretionary labor ...
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Emperor Akihito’s April 2019 abdication ceremony to be state occasion
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:37:51 +0100
The government committee preparing arrangements related to Emperor Akihito’s abdication announced on Tuesday that a ceremony to be held on April 30, 2019, the day ...
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Women caught smuggling gold from South Korea concealed in their rectums
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:34:04 +0100
Seven South Korean women attempted to smuggle gold into Japan late last month by concealing it in their rectums, officials from Aichi Prefecture’s Chubu Airport ...
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Dollar rises to around ¥107 in late Tokyo trading
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:25:59 +0100
The dollar strengthened to around ¥107 in late Tuesday trading in Tokyo partly because U.S. long-term Treasury yields rose in off-hours trading.At 5 p.m., the ...
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Fewer Japanese institutions mistreated foreign trainees in 2017, Justice Ministry says
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:18:36 +0100
A total of 213 firms and organizations in Japan were found to have mistreated technical trainees from abroad in 2017, down 10.9 percent from the ...
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Abe denies ordering doctored survey regarding overwork problem
Tue, 20 Feb 2018 10:14:19 +0100
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe denied Tuesday the possibility that he or is office was involved in a controversial survey that oppositional parties claim was aimed ...
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