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36 articles published/printed


Jan 28, 2013

Ishiba takes shot at SDF weapons curb

Liberal Democratic Party Secretary General Shigeru Ishiba uses the Algerian hostage crisis to advocate lighter rules on weapons use overseas so the SDF can fly around the world rescuing Japanese.

Euro-friendly Zeman wins Czech presidency

Jan 28, 2013

Euro-friendly Zeman wins Czech presidency

Czechs on Saturday chose Europe-friendly leftist and former Prime Minister Milos Zeman as their new president in their first direct popular presidential vote. The burly Zeman, 68, trounced his conservative aristocrat rival with an antiausterity campaign in a nation struggling with recession. He scored ...

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

Jan 28, 2013

The first family: ordinary yet extraordinary

by Krissah Thompson

As President Barack Obama took the stage to deliver his acceptance speech on the night of his re-election, his younger daughter nudged his arm. He bent down to listen to 11-year-old Sasha. “Behind you,” she mouthed. The president nodded and promptly turned to wave ...

Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires

Jan 28, 2013

Clown prince of sumo Takamisakari retires

Former komusubi Takamisakari, whose pre-bout goofball antics and gutsy performances made him one of sumo’s best-loved rikishi, has called time on his wrestling career, his sumo stablemaster Azumazeki said on Sunday. The announcement came on the final day of the New Year Grand Sumo ...