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Even as dollar slips, Trump says Russia and China are playing ‘currency devaluation game’

U.S. President Donald Trump accused Russia and China on Monday of devaluing their currencies while the United States raises interest rates.“Russia and China are playing ...
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Plane makers working on tech to cut cockpit crews to one but facing pilot pushback
Thu, 19 Jul 2018 02:09:43 +0200
Airplane manufacturers are working to adapt jets to reduce the number of pilots needed for long-haul flights and to build new cockpits designed for a ...
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Death penalty sought for man over 2014 deaths of 2 people who were buried alive in Saga
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 15:14:24 +0200
Prosecutors on Tuesday demanded the death penalty for a man who allegedly murdered a man and a woman by burying them alive in the city ...
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Casinos in Japan: Tourist attractions or hotbeds of gambling addiction?
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 09:09:57 +0200
As the year’s ordinary Diet session nears a climax this week, debate is heating up over a bill Prime Minister Shinzo Abe characterizes as key ...
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Alleged abuse of national health insurance system sparks probe into foreign patients
Mon, 16 Jul 2018 08:40:51 +0200
The government has launched a nationwide probe into allegations that foreign residents are abusing the public health insurance system, according to sources familiar with the ...
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Japan plans to launch advanced placement system in schools
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 06:08:35 +0200
The education ministry plans to establish a system that allows students at some 50 high schools to take university courses and earn credits, with the ...
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Seven GSDF troops join Bastille Day parade in Paris
Sun, 15 Jul 2018 05:31:13 +0200
Seven troops from Japan’s Ground Self-Defense Force took part in an annual Bastille Day military parade in Paris on Saturday.The seven, including Col. Hiroyuki Yokoyama, ...
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NHK can launch online simulcasting if it reviews ‘compliance’ and fee collection systems: ministry panel
Sat, 14 Jul 2018 09:12:45 +0200
A government panel has given the green light for NHK to start simultaneously broadcasting its TV programs online as the popularity of streaming grows.The Internal ...
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Transport networks across western Japan still crippled as death toll from downpours reaches 200
Thu, 12 Jul 2018 11:16:55 +0200
Torrential rain across western Japan has severed transportation links in the region, with the discovery of more bodies on Thursday pushing the death toll up ...
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Death penalty sought for man charged with killing Chinese sisters in Yokohama
Wed, 11 Jul 2018 08:11:15 +0200
Prosecutors on Wednesday demanded the death penalty for a 40-year-old man accused of killing two Chinese sisters and leaving their bodies stuffed in travel bags ...
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Major Japan firms dish out 2.53 percent wage hike on average during spring labor talks
Tue, 10 Jul 2018 14:55:17 +0200
Major companies agreed to raise monthly employee pay by ¥8,539, or 2.53 percent, on average for unionized workers in this year’s shunto spring labor-management talks, ...
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25,000 protest immigration stance of Merkel’s Bavarian allies, slam ‘politics of fear’ and shift to right
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:20:09 +0200
Around 25,000 people braved the rain in Munich on Sunday to protest the hard-line immigration stance of Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Bavarian allies three months before ...
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Hundreds of besieged Syrian White Helmets evacuated to Jordan via Israel
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:10:28 +0200
The Israeli military in coordination with its U.S. and European allies evacuated hundreds of Syrian rescue workers known as the White Helmets from near its ...
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Without evidence, Trump claims documents on Carter Page confirm misconduct by FBI
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:09:23 +0200
President Donald Trump asserted without evidence Sunday that newly released documents relating to the wiretapping of his onetime campaign adviser, Carter Page, “confirm with little ...
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Gays on strike in Israel over exclusion from surrogacy law, alleged betrayal by Netanyahu
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:08:22 +0200
Tens of thousands of Israeli LGBT advocates and their supporters went on strike across the country Sunday, protesting the exclusion of gay men from a ...
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U.K. police think boy, 3, was deliberately attacked with acid at store
Sun, 22 Jul 2018 23:07:33 +0200
A 3-year-old boy suffered severe burns on his face and arm during a suspected acid attack in England that investigators think was deliberate, police said ...
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