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Angelina Jolie on family, film and Cambodia

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:25
Angelina Jolie on her new film First They Killed My Father, based on the genocide in Cambodia, and her family.
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Adviser disagrees with Trump, is reassigned

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:24
A senior National Security Council adviser was reassigned to his old job at the National Defense University, a White House spokeswoman confirmed Sunday, after he criticized the Trump administration's Latin American policies.
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Diet chiefs try to unite parties on emperor abdication issue but consensus eludes

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:21

The Diet remains divided by the abdication issue after political parties hold separate hearings with the heads of both chambers.

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Red Wings finish strong in win over Penguins

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:20

Admittedly not where they want to be in the standings, the Detroit Red Wings still have plenty of fight left. That much was evident this weekend with back-to-back wins against two of the NHL’s best teams. Tomas Tatar and Thomas Vanek scored early third-period goals to lead the Red Wings to a 5-2 victory against […]

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Kraft Heinz pulls plug on Unilever bid

cnn - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:20
Never mind. Two days into its public courtship of Unilever, Kraft Heinz is walking away, scuttling what would have been one of the biggest brand mash-ups ever.
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Takanashi seeking gold at Nordic worlds

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:20

Ski jumping supernova Sara Takanashi is hoping to create another special memory in Lahti, Finland, as she aims for her first gold medal at the Nordic Ski World Championships starting on Wednesday. Takanashi, who last week scored the 53rd World Cup win of her career to tie Austrian Gregor Schlierenzauer’s all-time record, secured her third […]

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Man marks his ex-girlfriend's apology letter and sends it back to her

bbc - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:13
A college student in Florida grades an apology letter sent to him by his ex-girlfriend and sends it back to her with a mark.
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The Kim regime: separating fact from fiction

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:13

An effective response to North Korea demands a clear understanding of the forces driving Pyongyang's behavior.

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A murder in Kuala Lumpur

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:12

The assassination last week of Kim Jong Nam, the older half brother of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, puts a human face on the wrongdoings of the Pyongyang government.

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Responding to Trump’s currency accusations

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:11

It's wrong for the U.S. to dictate Japan's monetary policy.

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Europe’s fear of Muslims runs deep

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:11

A poll on European attitudes toward immigration, Islam and terrorism, shows that a majority of Europeans don't want any more Muslim immigration.

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Economic tools lose their edge

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:11

The maturing of the market economy has eliminated the ability to control the economy by way of fiscal and monetary policies.

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The right way for the U.S. to confront China

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:11

Recent moves by the Trump administration toward a more traditional China policy are welcome, but not enough to meet the challenge from Beijing.

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Industrial revolution’s record brings no comfort

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:11

The Industrial Revolution brought significant problems along the way. Automation probably won't be different, and that's exactly why we should be concerned.

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An idea whose time has come?

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:10

An idea that might be the solution to runaway populism has suddenly gone mainstream.

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Dollar cuts loss to top ¥113 in Tokyo, but topside capped

japantimes - Mon, 02/20/2017 - 18:06

The dollar cut its early loss to move slightly above ¥113 in late Tokyo trading on Monday, while its topside was capped due to a dearth of fresh buying incentives. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥113.14-15, down from ¥113.42-42 at the same time Friday. The euro was at $1.0615-0616, down from $1.0654-0655, and […]

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