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Sharks skate past Canadiens

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 17:04

Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday in a matchup of division leaders. Jones won his third straight and San Jose improved to 8-0-2 against the Canadiens at […]

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Video Advisory (Dec. 3) Kobe illumination event starts

kyodonews - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 16:34
TOKYO - The following is the latest available news video.   Kobe illumination event starts -- The Kobe ...
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Kyodo news summary -3-

kyodonews - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 16:09
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Trump speaks with Taiwanese president in major break with decades of U.S. policy on China

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 15:44

In a stunning move, Donald Trump broke with decades of diplomatic tradition on Friday to become the first U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan since diplomatic ties were cut in 1979. Trump’s 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen threw into doubt the U.S. tack toward Asia, including […]

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$100 billion Saudi-tied tech fund ‘oversubscribed,’ Son says

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 15:34

SoftBank Group Corp. is close to tying up $100 billion for a technology fund that it announced with the government of Saudi Arabia, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son has said. “I am talking to a few investors and I think we are oversubscribed,” Son said at an event in New Delhi, […]

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Japanese evening newspaper headlines

kyodonews - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 15:18
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China says it has defeated ‘conspiracies’ to stir up trouble over the South China Sea

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 15:07

China’s success at turning around relations with the Philippines under new President Rodrigo Duterte show the “conspiracies” of certain countries to stir up trouble in the South China Sea have been defeated, China’s foreign minister said on Saturday. In July, the Philippines won a case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague challenging […]

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Gambia’s shock presidential victor hails new era

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 15:04

Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a “new Gambia” Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh — who has been frequently accused over the years of suppressing his opponents — conceded defeat on television, accepting that Gambians had “decided that I should […]

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Hong Kong officials widen legal attack on fledgling independence movement

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 15:00

Leaders of Chinese-ruled Hong Kong widened their legal fight against the city’s fledgling independence movement on Friday, targeting four more lawmakers over oaths taken at a Legislative Council swearing-in ceremony in October. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen began the action on Friday after lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching lost a […]

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Sports schedule for Sunday, Dec. 4

kyodonews - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 14:53
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U.S. allies hope for best as they reach out to Trump

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 14:48

America’s closest partners are putting a brave face on Donald Trump’s surprise election win while reaching out to try to shape his worldview and to preserve traditional alliances. Allies were rattled by Trump’s nationalist campaign rhetoric and by the haphazard way he has approached his first round of calls with world leaders since becoming president-elect. […]

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What U.S. presidents have said about ties with China and Taiwan

japantimes - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 14:43

President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, a highly unusual and probably unprecedented move since the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979 and shifted to diplomatic recognition of China under the “one-China” policy. Under that policy, the U.S. recognizes Beijing as representing China but retains unofficial ties with […]

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Chapecoense's fallen heroes return home to Brazil

cnn - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 14:36
The tragic fairy tale came to an end Friday, as members of the Cinderella soccer team killed in the crash of LaMia Flight 2933 returned home to Brazil.
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Former US ambassador: This is Trump 'winging it'

cnn - Sat, 12/03/2016 - 13:45
Continuing with the theme that paced his campaign, President-elect Donald Trump was anything but a traditional politician on Friday, holding a phone call with the President of Taiwan.
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