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62 articles published/printed


Oct 22, 2013

U.S. spy fiasco hits France, Mexico

France and Mexico demand explanations from Washington about allegations that the National Security Agency was monitoring millions of French calls and former Mexican President Felipe Calderon’s email.

Elevation signs

| Oct 22, 2013

Elevation signs

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Dear Alice, Over the summer, a new sign appeared on the wall of the elementary school closest to where I live. The sign includes the English words “above sea level,” along with some kanji and numerals, so I assume its informing us of the ...

BOJ: All nine regional economies picking up

Oct 22, 2013

BOJ: All nine regional economies picking up

On the back of solid demand, including housing investment, and with signs of improvement in jobs and income, the Bank of Japan on Monday upgraded its assessment of the nation’s nine regional economies from three months ago. In its quarterly Sakura Report on the ...

Obama mobilizes experts to fix health marketplace

Oct 22, 2013

Obama mobilizes experts to fix health marketplace

The Obama administration said Sunday that it has enlisted experts from across the government and from private companies to help rewrite computer code and make other improvements to the online health insurance marketplace, which has been plagued by technical defects that have stymied many ...

Oshima resumes hunt for missing

Oct 22, 2013

Oshima resumes hunt for missing

As meteorologists warned of another “very strong” storm, the search resumed Monday for 18 people still missing after last week’s typhoon-sparked landslides on Izu-Oshima Island, 120 km south of Tokyo. Following a weekend halt due to rough weather, emergency crews were back combing through ...

Luxembourg's leader slips in snap elections

Oct 22, 2013

Luxembourg's leader slips in snap elections

Luxembourg Prime Minister Jean-Claude Juncker says he will try to form a new government after his party took a clear lead in snap elections, but support for Europe’s longest-serving leader has slipped. Official results from Sunday’s polls showed that his conservative Christian Social People’s ...

Mercury still threat, Abe assurances or not

| Oct 22, 2013

Mercury still threat, Abe assurances or not

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Earlier this month, delegates from over 130 nations gathered in Kumamoto to launch the Minamata Convention on Mercury. The U.N.-brokered treaty aims to limit mercury use and emissions. It comes at a time when the U.N. Environmental Program warns half of all global anthropogenic ...

Oct 22, 2013

Aussie prisons eye 'pink biker' plan

Members of criminal groups could be forced to wear bright pink overalls in prison under a plan being considered Monday by an Australian state as it cracks down on biker gangs. Queensland Police Minister Jack Dempsey said he was thinking about replacing the olive-green ...

Oct 22, 2013

U.S. deal is made

It is reflective of the mindset in Washington that the budget sequester — a solution that was intended to be punishment for lawmakers' failure to compromise — is the new normal.

The new look of Japanese artisans

Oct 22, 2013

The new look of Japanese artisans

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Machi-kōba is the name given to small, city factories in Japan, usually operated by a family, or a handful of craftspeople. While traditional Japanese crafts slowly gather dust in museums, the baton of the "unknown craftsman" has been passed on to these factories.

Japan to take on Belgium in November

Oct 22, 2013

Japan to take on Belgium in November

Japan will play World Cup seed Belgium in a friendly in Brussels next month, the Japan Football Association announced on Monday. The Asian champions will face world No. 5 Belgium on Nov. 19, three days after playing the Netherlands in Genk. The Belgians qualified ...

Eagles reach first Japan Series

Oct 22, 2013

Eagles reach first Japan Series

Sendai celebrated on Monday as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles advanced to their first Japan Series by clinching the Pacific League Climax Series Final Stage with an 8-5 win in Game 4 over the Chiba Lotte Marines. The Eagles won the series 4-1 after ...