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Election win puts Democrats close to taking Wisconsin Senate ahead of voter district rejiggering

A Democratic win in another Wisconsin special election has the party within striking distance of recapturing the state Senate and ending Gov. Scott Walker and ...
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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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Japanese startup to make drugs using silkworms
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:46:52 +0200
A company was founded in southwestern Japan in April to make pharmaceutical materials using silkworms.The company, based in the city of Fukuoka, is called Kaico, ...
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JR Hokkaido seeks government aid for loss-making lines
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:37:23 +0200
Hokkaido Railway Co. (JR Hokkaido) called on Sunday for public financial assistance for some loss-making rail lines that the company is finding difficult to maintain ...
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Japan’s criminal justice reforms aim to enhance transparency of interrogations — are they working?
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:24:40 +0200
The National Police Agency said in early June that interrogations of crime suspects were fully recorded in 81.9 percent of all the 3,197 cases tried ...
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South Korea says sanctions on North may be eased before full denuclearization
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:20:32 +0200
South Korea said Monday that sanctions against North Korea could be eased once it takes “substantive steps toward denuclearization,” seemingly setting the bar lower than ...
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Syria accuses U.S. of bombing pro-regime positions
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:16:18 +0200
Syrian state media said Monday that U.S.-led coalition aircraft had bombed “one of our military positions” in eastern Syria, leading to deaths and injuries, but ...
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Suzuki and parts suppliers to expand training bases in India
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 10:05:45 +0200
Maruti Suzuki India Ltd., the largest passenger vehicle-maker in the South Asian country, is working with its parts suppliers to expand their training facilities to ...
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China’s Huawei rebuts Canberra’s security concerns amid Sino-Australian tensions
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:53:22 +0200
Chinese telecoms equipment maker Huawei Technologies refuted Australian claims it poses a security risk, calling the criticism “ill-informed” in an open letter on Monday that ...
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Konan University team effectively curbs production of cancer-linked protein
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:36:32 +0200
A research team at Konan University in the city of Kobe has developed an effective photodynamic cancer therapy, which specifically targets a protein that facilitates ...
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At least three people killed, more than 240 injured after strong earthquake rattles Osaka area
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:35:53 +0200
One of the most powerful earthquakes to rock the Kansai region in decades struck Osaka and neighboring prefectures Monday morning, leaving at least three people ...
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Japan’s 1.3 million marijuana experimenters surpass inhalant abusers for first time: survey
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 09:11:35 +0200
An estimated 1.3 million Japanese aged 15 to 64 have used marijuana, surpassing those abusers of paint thinner and other inhalants for the first time, ...
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Suit-style work wear helps attract young recruits to Japan’s blue-collar trades
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:56:22 +0200
When asked to imagine a typical image of white-collar workers in Japan, salarymen in suits may come to mind.On the flip side, people in work ...
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Rail car mover, used to carry bricks in Gifu, to be restored 40 years after retirement
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:55:58 +0200
Efforts are underway to restore an abandoned freight car mover that was used until some 40 years ago to carry firebricks at a brick factory ...
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Taken from parents, hundreds of children being kept in Border Patrol facility in Texas
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:55:19 +0200
Inside an old warehouse in South Texas, hundreds of children wait in a series of cages created by metal fencing. One cage had 20 children ...
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Two Koreas discuss how to cooperate in Asian Games as cancellation of ‘large-scale’ U.S.- South Korea military appears imminent
Mon, 18 Jun 2018 08:52:00 +0200
Sports officials from the rival Koreas met at a border village Monday to discuss how to cooperate in the Asian Games being held in Indonesia ...
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