A Russian opposition leader sharply critical of President Vladimir Putin told U.S. lawmakers Wednesday that he narrowly escaped death last month after being poisoned with a substance his doctors still haven’t been able to identify. In congressional testimony, Vladimir Kara-Murza said his survival shows there are “near misses” in the Russian government’s campaign to silence […]
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The U.S. Census Bureau said Wednesday that it mistakenly proposed counting LGBTQ Americans and has since “corrected” the proposal to remove the gender and sexuality category. Gay rights groups quickly declared that it was another sign that President Donald Trump was reneging on a campaign promise to protect them. The statement came a day after […]
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Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc. and map publisher Zenrin Co. said Wednesday they will collaborate to develop safe flight routes for drones. Under the “drone highway” initiative, Tepco will offer information on its power grid network, such as locations of transmission towers, power poles and electric cables, for mapping on Zenrin’s three-dimensional map database […]
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Egypt’s famed pyramids at Giza have a newcomer in their midst: the largest on-site antiquities laboratory meant to restore the location’s second pharaonic boat. The vessel is believed to be the ceremonial boat of Pharaoh Cheops, known for building the largest of Egypt’s pyramids. The project, funded by the Japan International Cooperation Agency and Higashi […]
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The government and private companies stepped up efforts Wednesday to assess the potential negative impact of Britain leaving the European Union as London formally notified Brussels of its withdrawal from the bloc. “There will be significant impact on businesses,” Economy, Trade and Industry Minister Hiroshige Seko said at a meeting with executives of major companies. […]
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Mobs have repeatedly attacked Africans in a New Delhi suburb in recent days after rumors that a local boy had been kidnapped by Nigerians. The surge in violence began Friday when a teenage boy disappeared in Greater Noida, outside New Delhi, and angry relatives claimed he’d been killed by Nigerians. A mob of people began […]
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe plans to visit Russia around April 27 to 28 for talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, in an effort to make a breakthrough in a decades-old territorial dispute, sources close to bilateral ties said Wednesday. Abe plans to travel to either Moscow or St. Petersburg, Putin’s home city, to discuss how […]
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Out of 443 state secrets designated by the government as of the end of 2015 under law, 166 were not documented, an annual report released by a parliamentary panel showed Wednesday. The undocumented secrets included those designated in advance when concrete information did not exist, and cases in which such secrets were kept only in […]
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