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EPA violated spending law on Pruitt’s privacy soundproof booth: GAO

An internal government watchdog says the Environmental Protection Agency violated federal spending laws when purchasing a $43,000 soundproof privacy booth for Administrator Scott Pruitt to ...
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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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Couple arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport for attempting to smuggle meth worth ¥1.8 billion
Mon, 23 Apr 2018 15:17:32 +0200
A 43-year-old man and his 34-year-old wife have been arrested at Tokyo’s Haneda airport on suspicion of smuggling methamphetamine with an approximate street value of ...
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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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Japan’s press freedom ranking rises in 2018 — due in part to deteriorating conditions elsewhere
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:21:54 +0200
The nation’s press freedom ranking in 2018 slightly increased from the previous year, primarily the result of worsening conditions in other democracies, Reporters Without Borders ...
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Head of failed travel agency Tellmeclub pleads guilty to fraud and offers apology
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:15:48 +0200
The president and a former employee of failed travel agency Tellmeclub, which offered budget overseas tours, pleaded guilty on Wednesday to defrauding two banks of ...
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Global carmakers show off SUVs and electric models at Beijing auto show as China promises reforms
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:07:17 +0200
Global carmakers touted their latest electric and SUV models in Beijing on Wednesday, as China promises a more level playing field in the world’s largest ...
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Investigators launch probe into Kobe Steel data falsification
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 10:01:43 +0200
Investigators have begun probing data fabrication by Kobe Steel Ltd., the company said Wednesday, in a move that could lead to criminal charges.Prosecutors and police ...
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Japan’s Itochu withdraws from nuclear power plant project in Turkey
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:46:46 +0200
Major trading house Itochu Corp. is backing away from a nuclear power plant project in Turkey because of a surge in safety-related costs, sources close ...
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Japan said to seek role in French-German marine surveillance plane project for first major arms deal since WWII
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:45:36 +0200
In a fresh bid to win its first major foreign arms deal since World War II, Japan is proposing its P-1 submarine hunter for a ...
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Japan protests inter-Korean summit plan to feature disputed islands on chairs, dessert
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:41:58 +0200
South Korea has custom made furniture for Friday’s summit between President Moon Jae-in and the North Korean leader Kim Jong Un — with chairs featuring ...
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Otsuka drug becomes first to get U.S. FDA approval for most common inherited kidney disease
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 09:12:13 +0200
A drug by Otsuka Pharmaceutical that slows kidney decline in patients with the most common inherited kidney disease has been approved by the U.S. Food ...
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Trump says Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will travel to China ‘to negotiate’ amid trade dispute
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:55:10 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump said Tuesday that Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin will soon travel to China for talks as the two global economic powers deal ...
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China says further steps ready to target Taiwan independence
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:23:24 +0200
China said Wednesday that it is prepared to take further steps to counter perceived moves by self-ruling Taiwan toward formal independence following recent war games ...
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Swedish king hopes to maintain ties with Emperor Akihito after abdication
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 08:10:09 +0200
King Carl XVI Gustaf of Sweden said Tuesday he hopes to maintain friendly relations with Emperor Akihito after he abdicates in April next year, which ...
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Top Iranian diplomat Mohammad Javad Zarif warns that Tehran may abandon nuclear deal
Wed, 25 Apr 2018 07:44:44 +0200
President Donald Trump and Iran’s top diplomat have traded sharp warnings, with Trump threatening “bigger problems” than ever if Tehran restarts its nuclear program. Foreign ...
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