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Knife-wielding man attacks schoolgirls in Japan, killing 2 Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

By MARI YAMAGUCHI and JAE HONG, KAWASAKI, Japan (AP) — A man carrying a knife in each hand and screaming “I will kill you!” attacked a group of schoolgirls near a school bus parked at a bus stop just outside Tokyo on Tuesday, killing two people and injuring at least 17 before killing himself,..

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Trump and Japan’s Abe at odds over North Korea missile tests Monday, May 27th, 2019

By JILL COLVIN and DARLENE SUPERVILLE, TOKYO (AP) — President Donald Trump said Monday he is not “personally” bothered by recent short-range North Korean missile tests and doesn’t believe they violated U.N. Security Council resolutions, breaking with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, who..

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Dovish Trump says not looking for regime change in Iran

TOKYO, (AFP): President Donald Trump said Monday the United States was not seeking "regime change" in Iran despite mounting tensions, in dovish comments also praising North Korea's leader Kim Jong Un as a "very smart guy." Speaking after summit talks with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, Trump..

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Normal Life Did Not Affected By Shutdown Thursday, April 18th, 2019

KATHMANDU:  The Nepal Banda (shutdown) called by Biplav-led Communist Party of Nepal has no impact in the Kathmandu valley on Thursday. Spokesperson at the Metropolitan Police Office Ranipokhari, Shyam Lal Gyawali, said vehicular movement in Kathmandu, Lalitpur and Bhaktapur districts is..

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EU-Japan Trade Deal Clears Hurdle on Way to 2019 Start Wednesday, November 7th, 2018

(VOA): European Union and Japanese plans to form the world's largest free trade area cleared a significant hurdle Monday when EU lawmakers specializing in trade backed a deal that could enter force next year. The European Parliament's international trade committee voted 25 in favor to 10..

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China Dismisses Criticism About Mass Detentions at UN

(VOA): China on Tuesday once again rejected criticism of its treatment of ethnic Muslims, telling the United Nations that accusations of rights abuses from some countries were “politically driven.” At a U.N. review of the country’s human rights record, China characterized the far west..

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In China, Female Pilots Strain to Hold Up Half the Sky

(VOA): When Han Siyuan first decided to apply for a job as a pilot cadet in 2008, she was up against 400 female classmates in China on tests measuring everything from their command of English to the length of their legs. Eventually, she became the only woman from her university that..

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Xi Pledges to Open Chinese Market

(VOA): Chinese President Xi Jinping said Monday that China would take steps to widen access to its markets as he opened a huge trade fair amid criticism from other countries about China's economic and business practices. Xi said China would lower tariffs, take more action to punish..

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Pompeo to Meet with Top N. Korean Thursday in New York

(VOA): U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet with a senior North Korean official Thursday in New York City.  The State Department issued a statement Monday saying Pompeo and Kim Yong Chol, a senior advisor to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, will discuss "making progress on all four..

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Facebook’s Libra Must Be Stopped Thursday, June 20th, 2019

Facebook has just unveiled its latest bid for world domination: Libra, a cryptocurrency designed to function as private money anywhere on the planet. In preparing the..

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