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Cambodia rivals meet after protest bloodshed

Sep 17, 2013

Cambodia rivals meet after protest bloodshed

Cambodia’s political rivals held fresh crisis talks Monday as thousands of people massed for a second day following violent clashes against a disputed election that left one demonstrator dead and several wounded. Prime Minister Hun Sen and opposition leader Sam Rainsy met at the ...

Workers return to inter-Korean industrial zone

Sep 17, 2013

Workers return to inter-Korean industrial zone

South Korean businessmen crossed into North Korea on Monday as the joint Kaesong industrial zone reopened five months after it was closed by soaring military tensions and threats of war. In the most tangible outcome to date of recent efforts to improve inter-Korean relations, ...

Activist Chinese billionaire detained

| Sep 17, 2013

Activist Chinese billionaire detained

Last month, Chinese police invited Wang Gongquan in for a “cup of tea,” often a prelude to detention. He had launched a public petition calling for the release of arrested dissident Xu Zhiyong, and the authorities were not amused. But Wang effectively told the ...

U.K. car industry pulling away from European rivals

Sep 17, 2013

U.K. car industry pulling away from European rivals

Britain is accelerating away from its European competitors in the car-making sector, with investment flowing into the factories of Nissan and Jaguar Land Rover as Chinese and American demand drives sales. Jaguar Land Rover said last week it will pump £1.5 billion ($2.4 billion) ...

TEAP stresses pragmatic approach

| Sep 17, 2013

TEAP stresses pragmatic approach

by Tomohiro Osaki

As Prime Minister Shinzo Abe’s Liberal Democratic Party forges ahead with its strategy of nurturing “internationally minded” talent to aid economic growth, the prospect that students’ scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) will be used as criteria for entering ...

Sep 17, 2013

Kanebo's costly scandal

Only by fixing the flaws in its corporate culture that caused the skin-blotch scandal can Kanebo hope to regain the public's trust.

Seattle as the city of love?

| Sep 17, 2013

Seattle as the city of love?

by Magdalena Osumi

If you think that “Sleepless in Seattle” was the only love story that the city has ever known, you’ve got a lot to learn. Seattle has many romantic tales to tell. This story wouldn’t have had a happy ending if Anna Morawska, 42, from ...

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Sep 17, 2013

Harumafuji falls on second day of autumn basho

Hakuho gave Ikioi a clinic in the art of the flash finish, but fellow yokozuna Harumafuji hit a stumbling block with his first defeat, at the hands of rank-and-filer Shohozan, on the second day of the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday. Hakuho, who ...

Carp beat Giants to boost playoff hopes

Sep 17, 2013

Carp beat Giants to boost playoff hopes

The Hiroshima Carp capitalized on a bullpen meltdown by the Yomiuri Giants on Monday in a 5-4 victory that was the sixth straight win for the Central League’s third-place club. Chasing their first postseason appearance since they lost the 1991 Japan Series, the Carp ...