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U.S. can’t win a trade war all on its own

japantimes - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:35
Donald Trump appears to have an outdated and exaggerated view of how big a role the U.S. plays in the global economy.
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Ask voters if they want more driverless cars

japantimes - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:34
The ugly optics of the Uber self-driving car accident in Tempe highlight bigger ethical problems with the technology.
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74% of Japanese firms want BOJ to exit stimulus but see no tightening till 2019 or beyond: poll

japantimes - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:31
Three-quarters of Japanese companies say the Bank of Japan needs to exit from its supereasy monetary policy but most do not see that happening until ...
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It takes one to know one: How YouTuber Chris Okano built an agency to help his fellow J-vloggers

japantimes - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:26
This past week, Japanese YouTube heavyweight Hikakin appeared on NHK’s long-running business show “The Professionals” (“Professional: Shigoto no Ryugi”) where he discussed the “new job” ...
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Japan’s nuclear regulator to hire more legal staff to respond to Fukushima-related lawsuits

japantimes - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:25
Japan’s nuclear regulator will increase its number of legal staff from this spring to deal with lawsuits related to the Fukushima crisis, sources close to ...
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Dutch referendum: Spy tapping powers vote too close to call

bbc - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 17:16
The "no" vote is marginally ahead with most results counted, as new spying powers split the country.
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Rebel Wilson: Australia media firms fail in defamation case bid

bbc - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 16:35
The actress accuses six outlets of "colluding" with Bauer Media to fight a record defamation payout.
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Miami Open: Serena Williams knocked out in first round by Naomi Osaka

bbc - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 15:16
Serena Williams is knocked out of the Miami Open in the first round by Naomi Osaka as she continues her return from maternity leave.
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Receipts and internet searches used to ID suspect

cnn - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 14:42
The clues were in the receipts.
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Democrats get high turnout in Illinois

cnn - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:37
The primaries in Illinois on Tuesday night were, for the most part melodramatic -- some big names got scares but there were no major upsets.
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Republican concedes 8 days after Pennsylvania race

cnn - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 13:36
Democrat Conor Lamb announced Wednesday that his Republican opponent, Rick Saccone, has conceded in the close special election last week for Pennsylvania's 18th Congressional District.
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Congress unveils $1.3 trillion spending package

cnn - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:58
Congress unveiled a massive bipartisan $1.3 trillion spending package Wednesday evening that will keep the government funded until the end of September, and the White House and GOP leaders say the plan has President Donald Trump's support.
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See Zuckerberg in rare emotional moment

cnn - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:51
In an interview with CNN's Laurie Segall, Mark Zuckerberg gets emotional when talking about building Facebook into something that his daughters will be proud of him for.
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Read excerpts from CNN's interview

cnn - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 12:35
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The vivacious fighter shaped by the favela

bbc - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:38
Marielle Franco was shot dead on 14 March but her sister hopes her legacy will live on.
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South Africa and the fable of the missing Guptas

bbc - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:36
The tale of how the Gupta family wormed its way into the heart of South Africa - and then vanished.
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Was Israel prepared to kill a journalist to get to Arafat?

bbc - Thu, 03/22/2018 - 11:34
Israeli assassins trailed a reporter to a meeting with the PLO head to kill him, it is claimed.
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