President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday that Russia had given prior information to the United States of the flight path of the plane downed by Turkey on the Syrian border. “The American side, which leads the coalition that Turkey belongs to, knew about the location and time of our planes’ flights, and we were hit […]
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A man draped in an American flag climbed over the fence at the White House on Thursday, prompting a lockdown as the first family celebrated Thanksgiving. CNN reports that the man was immediately apprehended. Armed security personnel have been seen outside the White House since the incident, which took place shortly before 3 p.m. EST […]
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The government and the ruling coalition said Thursday the consumption tax-free threshold will be lowered to ¥5,000 for visitors to Japan. Currently, foreign tourists do not have to pay the tax when they buy nonexpendable goods, such as home appliances, worth more than ¥10,000 per store. Per-store purchases of consumables, such as foods, beverages and […]
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Russia on Thursday said its forces had wiped out Syrian rebel groups operating in the area where one of its jets was brought down, unleashing a huge bombardment after rescuing a pilot. “As soon as our pilot was safe, Russian bombers and artillery of the Syrian government forces carried out massive strikes in the indicated […]
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A group of researchers at Tohoku University and other Japanese universities said Thursday they have developed a compound that could be the world’s first effective drug to treat mitochondrial disease. The team, comprising members from Okayama University of Science, Jichi Medical University and Tsukuba University, in addition to Tohoku University, is now checking the safety […]
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Japanese clothing giant Uniqlo has failed to improve abusive working conditions or stop environmental pollution in its supplier factories in mainland China, despite having acknowledged the problems months ago, labor rights groups in the country said Thursday. Four clothing factories manufacturing goods for the fashion chain were alleged to have abused workers by enforcing overtime […]
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