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Rocket-control glitch stalls launch of NASA’s planet-hunting satellite TESS

An 11th-hour technical glitch prompted SpaceX to postpone its planned launch on Monday of a new NASA space telescope designed to detect worlds beyond our ...
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Stroller-makers Combi and Aprica raided for alleged antitrust violation
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 08:56:49 +0200
The Fair Trade Commission on Wednesday searched the headquarters of major stroller and baby product-makers Aprica Children’s Products G.K. and Combi Corp. for allegedly violating ...
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Seven-Eleven store chain forced owner to stay open during Fukui blizzard, union says
Wed, 18 Apr 2018 09:23:31 +0200
The owner of a Seven-Eleven convenience store in Fukui Prefecture was allegedly forced to work for about 50 hours without sleep in February after the ...
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Hong Kong currency defense kills fixed-rate mortgage market
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:29:42 +0200
Hong Kong’s banks, blindsided by rising funding costs due to the city’s costly defense of its currency peg, are clamping down on popular fixed-rate mortgages.Bank ...
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Person to person: North and South Korea get neighborly with direct hotline
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:10:40 +0200
Diplomatic foes North and South Korea installed a direct phone line between their leaders on Friday as they prepare for the first summit since 2007 ...
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Wells Fargo to pay $1 billion penalty for mortgage, auto lending abuses
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:06:24 +0200
Wells Fargo will pay $1 billion to federal regulators to settle charges tied to its mortgage and auto lending business, the latest chapter in a ...
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GM Korea fails to reach wage deal, edging closer to bankruptcy filing
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 16:04:06 +0200
General Motors’ South Korean unit and its labor union failed to reach a wage deal by Friday, breaching a deadline set by the U.S. automaker ...
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Japanese March in Shibuya calls for end to sex crimes against young women
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:41:16 +0200
Female college students joined senior government officials and police officers on a march along a bustling street in Tokyo Friday to call for an end ...
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Nissan-Renault alliance needs to brainstorm a sustainable future for his eventual exit, Ghosn says
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 15:28:35 +0200
The alliance between Renault SA and Nissan Motor Co. needs to come up with a sustainable plan for a future when Carlos Ghosn is no ...
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On sex harassment complaint, Finance Minister Taro Aso objects to font size
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:56:10 +0200
When asked about a complaint from a Japanese TV station that the most senior official at his ministry sexually harassed a reporter, Finance Minister Taro ...
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Tokyo Gov. Koike to push for smoking ban stricter than government’s watered down proposal
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:22:56 +0200
The Tokyo Metropolitan Government on Friday unveiled a plan to ban smoking in most bars and restaurants within the capital that is stricter than a ...
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Lockheed Martin to offer Japan stealthy hybrid of F-22 and F-35 fighters to upgrade ASDF: sources
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 14:04:41 +0200
U.S. defense contractor Lockheed Martin Corp. plans to offer Japan a stealth fighter design based on its export-banned F-22 Raptor and advanced F-35 Lightning II ...
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Nikkei ends 5-session winning streak on profit-taking
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:17:56 +0200
The 225-issue Nikkei average snapped its five-session winning streak on the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Friday, hurt by selling to lock in gains.The Nikkei lost ...
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Aso sticks to guns, won’t quit over sex harassment scandal
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:08:24 +0200
Finance Minister Taro Aso says in Washington that he has no intention of resigning over a sexual harassment scandal that has claimed his ministry’s top ...
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Sticking to his guns, Aso says he won’t quit over sex harassment scandal
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 13:08:24 +0200
Finance Minister Taro Aso says in Washington that he has no intention of resigning over a sexual harassment scandal that has claimed his ministry’s top ...
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Dollar tops ¥107.50 in Tokyo
Fri, 20 Apr 2018 12:56:48 +0200
The dollar rose above ¥107.50 in Tokyo trading Friday, partly owing to purchases backed by real demand.At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥107.55-56, up ...
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