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At 3.95 percent, China says jobless rate is at its lowest in years, but challenges persist
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:42:12 +0200
China’s unemployment rate has hit its lowest point in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, but employment still face challenges as ...
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#ExposeYourPig: French women name and shame harassers
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:24:40 +0200
French women have taken to social media to share tales of sexual harassment with the name-and-shame hashtag #BalanceTonPorc (“expose your pig”).The initiative, launched by a ...
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Jimmy Carter has offered to travel to North Korea to help defuse tensions
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:20:08 +0200
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help defuse rising ...
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All five living U.S. ex-presidents unite at hurricane aid concert
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:19:52 +0200
The five living former U.S. presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise ...
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U.S. says cyberattacks have targeted nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:58 +0200
The U.S. government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyberattacks present an increasing ...
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Honolulu thieves selling stolen cans of Spam on streets
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:34 +0200
Cans of Spam have become a common item being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities.Ra ...
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Letter from Titanic victim fetches record $166,000
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:11 +0200
A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for £126,000 ($166,000), ...
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Trump to help pay aides’ legal costs over Russia probes
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:14:53 +0200
President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign ...
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WHO may backtrack on honoring authoritarian Mugabe
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:14:15 +0200
The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that, as global outrage over the move mounted, he was “rethinking” his decision to name Zimbabwe’s ...
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After 40 years, Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo still seeking victims of Argentine junta
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:12:58 +0200
Argentina’s campaigning grandmothers mark their 40th anniversary Sunday vowing that age will not deter them from their struggle to identify hundreds of children stolen by ...
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Former Allies mark 75 years since battle of El Alamein turned course of World War II in North Africa
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:12:08 +0200
Delegates from former foes on Saturday marked 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein, in which the Allies turned the tables in ...
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Xi taps red-blooded nationalism in mission to make China great again
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:10:44 +0200
In this summer’s “Wolf Warrior II,” Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough superpatriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help ...
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Its ideology may be far from communist, but many still flock to join Chinese ruling party
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:10:41 +0200
Marx might struggle to recognize his heirs among the billionaires, skyscrapers and stock exchanges of modern China.But as the country’s ruling Communist Party meets for ...
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Samurai ‘wine king’ exhibit burns up in California blaze
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:00:55 +0200
Gingerly stepping over melted bottles and charred debris that was once Paradise Ridge Winery’s tasting room and event hall, owners Sonia Byck-Barwick and her brother ...
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Party of euroskeptic Czech populist billionaire wins big in election
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:39:12 +0200
The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to ...
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Somalia prepares for ‘war’ against al-Shabab extremists, with U.S. help; death toll in truck bombing reaches 358
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:39:04 +0200
MOGADISHUAP Somalia’s president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a “state of war” against the al-Shabab extremist group, which has been blamed for the ...
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New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern is an incoming prime minister who answers the phone herself
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:15:34 +0200
When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to pronounce the name of New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he unwittingly went straight to the ...
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Tillerson opens Middle East trip aiming to unite U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iraq against Iran
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:56:58 +0200
As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he hopes to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for ...
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Spain announces takeover of Catalan government
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:45:10 +0200
Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using ...
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How the Spanish government plans to control Catalonia
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:44:37 +0200
Spain announced drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalan leaders from pressing ahead with independence. What exactly do these proposals entail? Catalan government The Spanish government ...
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Trump will allow release of all Kennedy assassination files
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:44:07 +0200
U.S. President Donald Trump said Saturday he will allow secret files on the assassination of John F. Kennedy to be opened to the public for ...
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Voting underway in Lower House race; typhoon may aid ruling coalition
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 04:04:44 +0200
Voting began Sunday in Japan’s House of Representatives election, in which the ruling coalition of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is expected to achieve a solid ...
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Hawaii boat crash spurs new concerns about foreign fishermen and exploitation
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:08:20 +0200
A boat that ran aground off Honolulu while transporting foreign fishermen to work in Hawaii’s commercial fishing industry has raised new questions about the safety ...
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Florida man gets 16 months over bitcoin bank hacker scheme
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:08:05 +0200
A Florida software engineer was sentenced to 16 months in prison for helping run an illegal Bitcoin exchange suspected of laundering money for a group ...
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Identifying the ‘liberal’ in Japanese politics
Sat, 21 Oct 2017 16:04:06 +0200
The current group of conservative public figures in the United States wants to return to an age when certain middle-class values were ascendant, without acknowledging ...
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Without naming names, Bush slams Trump-era politics, says ‘bigotry seems emboldened’
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 22:55:30 +0200
Former President George W. Bush on Thursday denounced bigotry in Trump-era American politics, warning that the rise of “nativism,” isolationism and conspiracy theories have clouded ...
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Fukushima sake served and savored at U.K. Parliament
Thu, 19 Oct 2017 01:22:55 +0200
A reception was held on Tuesday night at London’s Palace of Westminster used for Britain’s Parliament to serve sake made in Fukushima Prefecture and show ...
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Catalonia rejects Madrid’s Thursday deadline for renouncing symbolic declaration of independence
Wed, 18 Oct 2017 07:35:49 +0200
Catalonia refused on Tuesday to bow to the Spanish government’s demand that it renounce a symbolic declaration of independence, setting it on a collision course ...
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Osaka, Japan’s gritty second city, suddenly a destination amid Asian tourist boom
Tue, 17 Oct 2017 09:30:39 +0200
Amid the gloom and struggle that Osaka has gone through in recent years, a tourism boom has been an unexpected boon for Japan’s gritty second ...
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Malta’s top investigative reporter, who revealed Panama Papers, fought corruption, is killed by car bomb
Mon, 16 Oct 2017 23:50:57 +0200
Daphne Caruana Galizia, Malta’s best-known investigative journalist, was killed on Monday when a powerful bomb blew up her car, police said, in a case that ...
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At 3.95 percent, China says jobless rate is at its lowest in years, but challenges persist
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:42:12 +0200
China’s unemployment rate has hit its lowest point in multiple years at 3.95 percent by the end of September, but employment still face challenges as ...
© Japan Times
#ExposeYourPig: French women name and shame harassers
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:24:40 +0200
French women have taken to social media to share tales of sexual harassment with the name-and-shame hashtag #BalanceTonPorc (“expose your pig”).The initiative, launched by a ...
© Japan Times
Jimmy Carter has offered to travel to North Korea to help defuse tensions
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:20:08 +0200
Former U.S. President Jimmy Carter said he would be willing to travel to North Korea on behalf of the Trump administration to help defuse rising ...
© Japan Times
All five living U.S. ex-presidents unite at hurricane aid concert
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:19:52 +0200
The five living former U.S. presidents put aside politics and appeared together for the first time since 2013 at a concert on Saturday to raise ...
© Japan Times
U.S. says cyberattacks have targeted nuclear, energy, aviation, water and critical manufacturing industries
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:58 +0200
The U.S. government issued a rare public warning that sophisticated hackers are targeting energy and industrial firms, the latest sign that cyberattacks present an increasing ...
© Japan Times
Honolulu thieves selling stolen cans of Spam on streets
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:34 +0200
Cans of Spam have become a common item being stolen from Honolulu stores and then sold on the streets for quick cash, according to authorities.Ra ...
© Japan Times
Letter from Titanic victim fetches record $166,000
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:15:11 +0200
A personal letter found on the body of a man killed in the sinking of the Titanic sold at auction on Saturday for £126,000 ($166,000), ...
© Japan Times
Trump to help pay aides’ legal costs over Russia probes
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:14:53 +0200
President Donald Trump intends to spend at least $430,000 of his own money to help pay the legal bills of White House staff and campaign ...
© Japan Times
WHO may backtrack on honoring authoritarian Mugabe
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:14:15 +0200
The head of the World Health Organization said Saturday that, as global outrage over the move mounted, he was “rethinking” his decision to name Zimbabwe’s ...
© Japan Times
After 40 years, Grandmothers of the Plaza de Mayo still seeking victims of Argentine junta
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:12:58 +0200
Argentina’s campaigning grandmothers mark their 40th anniversary Sunday vowing that age will not deter them from their struggle to identify hundreds of children stolen by ...
© Japan Times
Former Allies mark 75 years since battle of El Alamein turned course of World War II in North Africa
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 08:12:08 +0200
Delegates from former foes on Saturday marked 75 years since the pivotal WWII battle of El Alamein, in which the Allies turned the tables in ...
© Japan Times
Xi taps red-blooded nationalism in mission to make China great again
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:10:44 +0200
In this summer’s “Wolf Warrior II,” Chinese action star Wu Jing portrays a tough superpatriot who rescues both fellow countrymen and oppressed Africans with help ...
© Japan Times
Its ideology may be far from communist, but many still flock to join Chinese ruling party
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:10:41 +0200
Marx might struggle to recognize his heirs among the billionaires, skyscrapers and stock exchanges of modern China.But as the country’s ruling Communist Party meets for ...
© Japan Times
Samurai ‘wine king’ exhibit burns up in California blaze
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 07:00:55 +0200
Gingerly stepping over melted bottles and charred debris that was once Paradise Ridge Winery’s tasting room and event hall, owners Sonia Byck-Barwick and her brother ...
© Japan Times
Party of euroskeptic Czech populist billionaire wins big in election
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:39:12 +0200
The centrist ANO movement led by populist Andrej Babis decisively won the Czech Republic’s parliamentary election Saturday in a vote that shifted the country to ...
© Japan Times
Somalia prepares for ‘war’ against al-Shabab extremists, with U.S. help; death toll in truck bombing reaches 358
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:39:04 +0200
MOGADISHUAP Somalia’s president on Saturday urged troops to prepare for a “state of war” against the al-Shabab extremist group, which has been blamed for the ...
© Japan Times
New Zealand’s Jacinda Ardern is an incoming prime minister who answers the phone herself
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 06:15:34 +0200
When an Australian journalist wanted to find out how to pronounce the name of New Zealand’s incoming prime minister, he unwittingly went straight to the ...
© Japan Times
Tillerson opens Middle East trip aiming to unite U.S., Saudi Arabia and Iraq against Iran
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:56:58 +0200
As U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson visits the Middle East this weekend, he hopes to achieve something that has eluded top American diplomats for ...
© Japan Times
Spain announces takeover of Catalan government
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:45:10 +0200
Spain announced an unprecedented plan Saturday to sack Catalonia’s separatist leaders, install its own people in their place and call a new local election, using ...
© Japan Times
How the Spanish government plans to control Catalonia
Sun, 22 Oct 2017 05:44:37 +0200
Spain announced drastic measures Saturday to stop Catalan leaders from pressing ahead with independence. What exactly do these proposals entail? Catalan government The Spanish government ...
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