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Standalone photo: Japan tulips

(c) 2017, Japan News/The Yomiuri Shimbun. TOKYO -- Visitors admire early-blooming tulips covering the ground in Musashi Kyuryo National Government Park in Namegawa, Saitama Prefecture. japan-tulips Keywords:


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Mnuchin says U.S. could take 'protectionist' stance

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. WASHINGTON - U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin said Friday that the United States could be “protectionist” on trade deals if they are not favorable for American workers, indicating it may take a tough stance in the Japan-U.S. economic dialogue scheduled for...


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US command: Mosul airstrikes were at the request of Iraq

BAGHDAD (AP) — An initial review of airstrikes over the past days indicates that the U.S.-led coalition has struck fighters and equipment of the Islamic State group west of the northern city of Mosul at the request of Iraqi security forces, where there were allegations of civilian casualties, the...


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Japan sees major step in comeback of albatross

(c) 2017, The Japan News/Yomiuri. TOKYO - A wild short-tailed albatross born to an artificially reared mother on the Ogasawara Islands was confirmed to have returned to the chain - the first time a wild member of the species has returned to the islands from migration in about 80 years. The return...


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With EU in Rome, German CEO advises May on post-Brexit nuclear hub

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. The German head of one of Britain’s top nuclear companies is counseling Prime Minister Theresa May’s government on what must be done to protect a global hub for the industry from Brexit. With European Union leaders congregating Saturday to celebrate the Treaty of Rome’s 60th...


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London attacker had worked in Saudi Arabia teaching English

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LONDON (AP) — The British man who killed four people during a London rampage had made three trips to Saudi Arabia: He taught English there twice on a work visa and returned on a visa usually granted to those going on a religious pilgrimage. More details about attacker Khalid Masood’s travels,...


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Airstrikes across rebel-held Syria kill and wound scores

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BEIRUT (AP) — Airstrikes hit a women’s prison and a clinic in rebel-held parts of Syria on Saturday, killing and wounding scores of people amid clashes on multiple fronts between government forces and insurgent groups in some of the country’s worst violence in weeks, opposition activists said. The...


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Brazil hails victory as China, Chile and Egypt lift meat ban

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. Brazil’s under-fire meat industry received a major boost as China, Chile and Egypt began lifting restrictions on imports from the Latin American country. Agriculture Minister Blairo Maggi announced China’s “total reopening of the market for Brazilian meat” in a statement...


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EU leaders pledge unity days away from Brexit trigger

(c) 2017, Bloomberg. European Union leaders gathering in Rome on Saturday sought to reinforce the unity of the remaining member states, flagging a common defense as a priority, just four days before Britain officially sends notice it’s leaving. U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May’s absence from the...


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Afghanistan wooed a fugitive warlord, aiming to lure the Taliban, too. Now the

(c) 2017, The Washington Post. KABUL - He is a ghost with a blood-soaked past, a man with so many enemies that even his closest aides, trying to orchestrate his return to the Afghan capital he once attacked, coyly insist they have no idea where he is. Six months ago, Gulbuddin Hekmatyar emerged...


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