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U.S. Pacific commander calls China disruptive regional force, calls on allies to build capabilities

21 hours 22 min ago
The head of the U.S. military’s Pacific command called China a disruptive power in the Indo-Pacific region on Thursday and urged countries in the area ...
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Arrested ex-CIA agent linked to dozen U.S. spy deaths was Christie’s security guard in Hong Kong

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:51
The former CIA agent arrested in the United States earlier this week on suspicion of helping Chinese spies was a security guard at Christie’s in ...
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Emirates hands A380 superjumbo lifeline with $16 billion Airbus order

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:49
Emirates announced a deal for up to 36 Airbus A380 aircraft on Thursday worth as much as $16 billion at list prices, saving the world’s ...
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Trump protecting medical providers who oppose abortion via religious rights

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:48
Moving to solidify its standing with social conservatives, the Trump administration is creating an office to protect the religious rights of medical providers, including those ...
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Ferocious gale lashes Europe, leaves at least seven dead and traffic chaos

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:48
A powerful storm pummeled Europe with high winds and snow Thursday, killing at least seven people in three countries, grounding flights, halting trains, ripping roofs ...
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Women worldwide set to march again as Trump-linked misogyny triggers new era of activism

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:46
Women around the world will return to the streets this weekend, one year after millions marched to protest U.S. President Donald Trump’s election, with a ...
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Forever young actor Paul Rudd named Hasty Pudding Man of the Year

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:45
Actor and screenwriter Paul Rudd has been named 2018 Man of the Year by the nation’s oldest collegiate theatrical organization at Harvard University.Hasty Pudding said ...
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U.S. succeeds in initial Nevada tests of nuclear power system to sustain astronauts on Mars

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:45
Initial tests in Nevada on a compact nuclear power system designed to sustain a long-duration NASA human mission on the inhospitable surface of Mars have ...
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Nuptials at 36,000 feet as pope, in a first, marries pair on papal plane

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:44
Pope Francis celebrated the first-ever airborne papal wedding on Thursday, marrying two flight attendants from Chile’s flagship airline at 36,000 feet during a flight from ...
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Parents of 13 children charged with years of torture and abuse of offspring

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:43
The parents of 13 siblings who were allegedly held in captivity in their family’s Southern California home were charged Thursday with committing years of torture ...
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Amazon shortlists 20 cities, including Toronto, for second HQ

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:43
Amazon.com Inc. has short-listed 20 cities and regions, including Toronto, for the construction of a second headquarters that it says will generate 50,000 new, high-paying ...
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14 automakers list more models in Takata recall

Fri, 01/19/2018 - 06:40
U.S. safety regulators have released models from 14 different automakers that are being recalled to replace potentially deadly Takata air bag inflators.Documents posted Thursday by ...
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Tochigi trounces Shiga in teams’ first game after All-Star break

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 23:04
The Tochigi Brex ushered in the second half of the B. League season with a resounding victory over the visiting Shiga Lakestars on Thursday night.The ...
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India test-fires long-range ballistic missile amid perceived threats from China and Pakistan

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:47
India tested its longest-range intercontinental missile on Thursday, the nation’s defense ministry said, as part of efforts to build a nuclear deterrent against neighboring Pakistan ...
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U.S. helicopters fly over Okinawa school, despite promising to avoid the route after falling window incident

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:28
Japan’s Defense Ministry lodged a protest with the U.S. military after noticing three helicopters flying over Futenma No. 2 Elementary School, where a window recently ...
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Prime Minister Abe and Australian counterpart Malcolm Turnbull meet in Tokyo and agree to boost defense ties

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 22:12
The leaders agreed to bolster cooperation to ensure a “free, open, stable and prosperous Indo-Pacific region” built on a “rule-based order,” effectively endorsing Japan’s strategy ...
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Skeleton sliders Hiroatsu Takahashi, Katsuyuki Miyajima named to Japan Olympic team

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 21:58
Skeleton sliders Hiroatsu Takahashi and Katsuyuki Miyajima booked tickets for next month’s Pyeongchang Winter Games, the Japanese Olympic Committee said Thursday.The 33-year-old Takahashi will be ...
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Kisenosato slips to 1-4; Kakuryu, three other wrestlers stay unbeaten

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:32
Kisenosato suffered a devastating third consecutive defeat at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, leaving him in a continual downward spiral and four ...
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Japanese companies in driver’s seat for Indian bullet train deals

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:31
Japanese steel and engineering companies are in the driver’s seat to bag major supply contracts for a $17 billion (around ¥1.8 trillion) Indian bullet train, ...
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Profit-taking pulls Tokyo stocks down further after Nikkei tests 24,000

Thu, 01/18/2018 - 20:28
Stocks lost further ground Thursday on the Tokyo Stock Exchange as selling to lock in profits ensued after a morning surge pushed the benchmark 225-issue ...
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