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Jan 11, 2014

Security put in spotlight after escape

The escape of an alleged rapist from a Kawasaki prosecutor's office interrogation room this week highlights the insufficient security steps at such branches as well as the apparent lax guarding of suspected criminals.

Sewer workers overcome by gas in manhole

Jan 11, 2014

Sewer workers overcome by gas in manhole

Two sewer maintenance workers fell unconscious and two others suffered minor injuries Friday at a work site in Yokosuka, Kanagawa Prefecture, in what police and firefighters suspect was a case of gas poisoning. Three of the four workers were briefly in a state of ...

Nintendo shares surge as China lifts console ban

Jan 11, 2014

Nintendo shares surge as China lifts console ban

Nintendo Co., the maker of Wii U game consoles, is riding high in Tokyo trading after China lifted a 13-year ban on gaming machines this week. Nintendo shares rose 4.28 percent Friday to close at ¥16,080. China’s ruling State Council temporarily suspended the ban ...

Eateries, food makers seek halal certification

Jan 11, 2014

Eateries, food makers seek halal certification

A growing number of food industry firms are seeking halal certification for their products dishes, reflecting an increasing influx of Islamic travelers and the huge global market they represent. Halal, an Arabic word meaning “permissible,” is used to designate foods that comply with Islamic ...

Nations debate space federation

Jan 11, 2014

Nations debate space federation

Seeking to boldly go where few politicians have gone before, more than 30 space-faring nations gathered Thursday to map out ways to pool mankind’s efforts to explore the stars. The U.S. State Department hosted the talks, bringing together high-level envoys from both American allies ...

Supply ship with gifts, ants heads to space station

Jan 11, 2014

Supply ship with gifts, ants heads to space station

A privately launched supply ship rocketed toward the International Space Station on Thursday following a series of delays ranging from the cold to the sun. Orbital Sciences Corp. launched its unmanned Antares rocket from Wallops Island, Virginia, offering a view to nearby states along ...

U.S. tries to avert collapse in South Sudan

Jan 11, 2014

U.S. tries to avert collapse in South Sudan

Three years after midwifing South Sudan’s birth, the United States is desperately trying to prevent the world’s youngest nation from falling apart. Yet despite shared consternation by the Obama administration and Congress, no one is quite sure what the United States can do to ...

Jan 11, 2014

Crime rate in Japan falls for the 11th straight year

The number of murders and attempted murders recorded by police in 2013 declined 8.8 percent from the previous year to a postwar low of 939, the National Police Agency said. Overall penal code violations dropped 4.4 percent to 1.32 million cases, the 11th consecutive ...

Jan 11, 2014

Looming economic problems

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The major uncertainty facing the world today, says George Soros, is not the euro but the future direction of China. The growth model that drove China's rapid rise appears to have run out of steam.

Jan 11, 2014

Hidden consequences of Snowden's revelations

The most insidious consequence of the Edward Snowden affair and the NSA controversy may be the destruction of trust in closer collaboration between the private sector and government in protecting vital electronic systems.

Jan 11, 2014

Focusing on the business of Korean reconciliation

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Despite its flaws, including an Orwellian feel, the Kaesong Industrial Complex, a joint venture of the North and South Korean government, helps to build an environment of collaboration. Pyongyang's recent announcement that it will open another 14 special economic zones is a positive development.

Jan 11, 2014

Give Snowden the Nobel Peace Prize

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Since the Nobel Peace Prize committee has shown a consistent bias in choosing people who feed self-righteous Western prejudices, it would have a chance to distinguish itself by going the other way if it gave the next peace award to Edward Snowden.

Jan 11, 2014

Another test for Erdogan

Today the biggest challenge to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan appears to emanate from another Islamic leader, Fethullah Gulen, a cleric exiled to the United States who is alleged to have masterminded the investigation of a burgeoning corruption scandal.

Jan 11, 2014

Xi Jinping facing three key challenges in 2014

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Chinese President Xi Jinping has tightened the Communist Party's control over ideology, cracked down on official corruption, repressed dissent and championed a more nationalistic foreign policy. The world will soon find out whether this politically conservative course is intended to ease unusally bold ...

Knicks showing signs of life

Jan 11, 2014

Knicks showing signs of life

They don’t look like the lowly losers of last month. The New York Knicks are playing as if it’s last season — when they even had mighty Miami’s number. Carmelo Anthony scored 29 points, Andrea Bargnani had 19, and the Knicks beat the Heat ...

Verlander sidelined after surgery to repair 'core muscle'

Jan 11, 2014

Verlander sidelined after surgery to repair 'core muscle'

Tigers ace Justin Verlander underwent muscle repair surgery Thursday after injuring himself last month during offseason conditioning. Dr. Bill Meyers in Philadelphia performed the operation on Verlander, who is expected to need six weeks of rehab before being evaluated again. The first workout for ...

Jan 11, 2014

Harumafuji out of New Year Basho

Yokozuna Harumafuji has pulled out of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament getting under way Sunday due to an injury to his left ankle, the Japan Sumo Association said Friday. According to his stablemaster Isegahama, Harumafuji has hurt ligaments in his ankle, but the ...

Redskins give new coach Gruden five-year deal

Jan 11, 2014

Redskins give new coach Gruden five-year deal

The face was different, the words familiar. Like Mike Shanahan and nearly every recent Washington Redskins coach, Jay Gruden is anxious to declare an end to franchise’s days of dysfunction. “I don’t know what happened last year,” Gruden said. “I know that interviewing with ...

Selanne keeps Ducks rolling

Jan 11, 2014

Selanne keeps Ducks rolling

The Anaheim Ducks got off to a slow start falling behind 2-0 in the first period. Ryan Getzlaf certainly got them started in the second. Getzlaf scored the first two goals in the second, and Teemu Selanne scored the go-ahead goal late in the ...