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Italian court releases migrant rescue ship seized last month, justifies vessel’s actions

An Italian court on Monday ordered the release of a Spanish charity ship that was seized after prosecutors said it was helping to ferry migrants ...
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Princess Ayako says she and fiance Kei Moriya hit it off from the start
Mon, 02 Jul 2018 12:08:37 +0200
Princess Ayako says she hit it off with her husband-to-be Kei Moriya from the time they first met last December at the introduction of her ...
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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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New genre of manga casts elderly characters in leading roles
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:37:18 +0200
Japan is starting to embrace a new genre of manga featuring elderly people as the leading characters.“Sanju Mariko” is a story about Mariko, a widow ...
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In wake of Putin summit, Trump’s presidency draws criticism from all sides
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 07:08:11 +0200
Donald Trump’s “America First” slogan morphed into “Me First” as the president unloaded on his own intelligence community and Justice Department to portray himself as ...
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Russian hackers used U.S. online infrastructure against itself: Mueller probe
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 06:18:58 +0200
Exactly seven months before the 2016 presidential election, Russian government hackers made it onto a Democratic committee’s network.One of their carefully crafted fraudulent emails had ...
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U.S. pledges $6 million in new aid for Venezuelan migrants as thousands flood Colombia border
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:45:58 +0200
Standing in the middle of a busy border bridge filled with thousands of Venezuelans lugging babies and suitcases, Mark Green said one element stood out ...
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Wave of condemnation, especially from GOP ranks, hits Trump after summit with Putin
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 03:44:26 +0200
“Bizarre.” “Shameful.” “Disgraceful.”That’s the swift and sweeping condemnation directed at President Donald Trump on Monday after he sided with Russian President Vladimir Putin during a ...
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U.S. arrests, accuses woman of acting as Russian covert agent, including infiltrating NRA
Tue, 17 Jul 2018 02:05:27 +0200
Federal prosecutors in Washington revealed Monday that they have arrested a 29-year-old woman and accused her of working as a covert Russian agent, gathering intelligence ...
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