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Terrorism ruled out as trio held after trying to drive onto National Security Agency campus, drawing fire

Three people who tried to drive onto the campus of the U.S. National Security Agency near Washington, drawing gunfire from guards, were taken into custody ...
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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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