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Organizers cancel Bangkok event to promote Fukushima fish after groups voice safety concerns

A Thai event to promote fish from Fukushima Prefecture was canceled after locals and citizens’ groups raised safety concerns, despite the fact no radioactive material ...
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Agriculture ministry officials leaked details of Tohoku disaster reconstruction projects to private firms: regulator
Fri, 15 Jun 2018 07:34:30 +0200
Undisclosed information about procurement for post-disaster reconstruction projects in the Tohoku region was leaked by seven agriculture ministry officials to a total of five former ...
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Top North Korean official, possibly Kim, to visit Beijing on Tuesday, sources say
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 04:03:04 +0200
A high-ranking North Korean official may visit Beijing by air on Tuesday, a week after the country’s leader Kim Jong Un held a historic summit ...
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Judge rules Kansas can’t require proof of citizenship to vote, in rebuke to ex-chief of Trump ballot fraud panel
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:46:20 +0200
A federal judge ruled Monday that Kansas cannot require documentary proof of U.S. citizenship to register to vote, finding such laws violate the constitutional right ...
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2,000 kids in immigrant detention: Trump’s self-inflicted domestic crisis
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:44:04 +0200
Thousands of children split from their families at the U.S. southern border are being held in government-run facilities. A look at how we got here, ...
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‘Screen time’ excess: Gaming addiction now classified as mental health disorder by WHO
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 03:42:36 +0200
Many parents already have concerns, but some may now have a new argument for limiting their children’s “screen time” — addiction to video games has ...
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U.S., South Korea suspend joint military exercise planned for August
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:54:18 +0200
The Pentagon said Monday that the United States had agreed with South Korea to halt the Ulchi Freedom Guardian “wargame” in August, following U.S. President ...
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U.N. chief says migrant children should not be separated from families at U.S.-Mexico border
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:12:44 +0200
In a rare criticism of the United States, U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres said Monday that migrant children should not be separated from their families at ...
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Senate bill would block White House deal with Chinese telecom giant ZTE
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:03:22 +0200
The Senate is set to pass a defense policy bill that includes a pay raise for the military, but would block a White House plan ...
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EPA shifts oversight of coal waste to a state for first time, as sought by industry
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:01:59 +0200
The Environmental Protection Agency has approved the first state permit program for disposal of toxic ash from coal plants, a switch from federal oversight that ...
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Panel: Nuclear contamination found on worker at Los Alamos weapons lab amid safety lapses
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 02:01:19 +0200
Reports from an independent safety panel show radioactive contamination was found on a worker’s hands and other places at a nuclear weapons lab in New ...
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U.S. slaps over 167% in anti-dumping duties on China’s aluminum sheet: trade group
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:59:52 +0200
The U.S. Commerce Department has determined that Chinese common alloy aluminum sheet products are being sold in the U.S. market at less than fair value ...
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One so far found dead, 19 alive after boat with about 80 passengers sinks in Indonesia’s Lake Toba
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:57:45 +0200
A passenger boat believed to be carrying as many as 80 people capsized and sank in Indonesia’s giant Lake Toba, a popular tourist area, on ...
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Google to invest $550 million in China e-commerce giant JD.com as it battles rivals
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:56:13 +0200
Google will invest $550 million in Chinese e-commerce powerhouse JD.com, part of the U.S. internet giant’s efforts to expand its presence in fast-growing Asian markets ...
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Director: FBI won’t repeat mistakes noted in watchdog report on Hillary Clinton email probe
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:54:55 +0200
The FBI is determined to not repeat any of the mistakes identified in a harshly critical watchdog report on the handling of the Hillary Clinton ...
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Survivors say Italy boat refused to save them as five migrants die, more than 100 are rescued off Libya
Tue, 19 Jun 2018 01:51:57 +0200
The bodies of five migrants were recovered while more than 100 were rescued after their boat sank off the coast of Libya on Monday, an ...
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