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For Putin, Helsinki talks with Trump said a win before they even sit down

For U.S. President Donald Trump, a summit with Vladimir Putin risks a political backlash at home and abroad. For the Russian president, however, the fact ...
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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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Trump warns Iran of consequences ‘few throughout history have ever suffered before’
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 06:19:21 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump on Sunday warned Iranian President Hassan Rouhani not to threaten the United States again, after Rouhani cautioned Trump about pursuing hostile ...
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Nine deaths and 28 injuries as summer leisure activities pick up pace
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:55:29 +0200
At least nine people died and 28 were injured across the nation Sunday during leisure activities on land and at sea, a tally shows.The hot, ...
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G20 finance leaders say increased trade, geopolitical tensions could affect global growth
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:33:14 +0200
Finance leaders from the Group of 20 major economies said Sunday that heightened trade and geopolitical tensions pose an increased threat to global economic growth, ...
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Cambodian opposition figures say they have been silenced in lead-up to election
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:17:24 +0200
In June last year, Khoeun Virath was elected as a commune councilor in Phnom Penh, the Cambodian capital, but months later his political party was ...
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Prominent South Korea politician found dead in possible suicide
Mon, 23 Jul 2018 05:09:49 +0200
A prominent liberal South Korean politician embroiled in a corruption scandal has been found dead in a possible suicide.South Korea has one of the highest ...
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