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U.S. military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

Sep 03, 2014

U.S. military attacks al-Shabab in Somalia

U.S. military forces attacked the extremist al-Shabab network in Somalia on Monday, the Pentagon said, and a witness described ground-shaking explosions in a strike that reportedly targeted the group’s leader. Al-Shabab had attacked the upscale Westgate Mall in Nairobi, Kenya, killing at least 67 ...

Sep 03, 2014

Modi touts India as vast market for Japanese firms

by Masaaki Kameda

Visiting Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi called Tuesday on Japanese companies to tap into Indian markets, stressing the South Asian nation has three important elements when it comes to business: democracy, human resources and vast demand. Speaking in front of more than 1,500 people ...

Japanese firm showcases 'touchable' 3-D technology

Sep 03, 2014

Japanese firm showcases 'touchable' 3-D technology

Unveiling technology that generates touchable 3-D imagery, developers said Monday objects that only exist in the virtual world could be manipulated as if they were real. Officials of Miraisens, a high-tech firm based outside Tokyo, said the technology, which can be used to improve ...

FBI begins probing nude celebrity photo leaks

Sep 03, 2014

FBI begins probing nude celebrity photo leaks

The FBI said Monday it was addressing allegations that online accounts of several celebrities, including Oscar-winner Jennifer Lawrence, had been hacked, leading to the posting of their nude photographs online. The agency did not say what actions it was taking to investigate who was ...

Baltic states fear 'hybrid warfare' from former Russian masters

Sep 03, 2014

Baltic states fear 'hybrid warfare' from former Russian masters

Nervously eyeing Russian naval maneuvers and military flights near their borders, the three ex-Soviet Baltic states fear they may emerge as the next geopolitical flash point after Ukraine in a confrontation that could test their cherished Western ties. With U.S. President Barack Obama heading ...

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

Sep 03, 2014

NATO plans high-readiness force to counter Russia

NATO leaders this week will be asked to approve creation of a high-readiness force and the stockpiling of military equipment and supplies in Eastern Europe to help protect member nations there against potential Russian aggression, the alliance’s secretary general said Monday. “The Readiness Action ...

Sep 03, 2014

War criminals don't deserve praise

Reports that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe expressed sympathy for Japan's World War II war criminals during a memorial service for them in April will only deepen the perception that Abe is a revisionist when it comes to Japan's wartime behavior.

Sep 03, 2014

Put fiscal health ahead of politics

Ballooning budget requests by ministries for fiscal 2015 total more than ¥100 trillion for the first time, raising serious doubts about the Abe administration's commitment to fiscal discipline.

Sep 03, 2014

Wrong path to full sovereignty

by Jiro Yamaguchi

The change in the government's long-standing interpretation of Article 9 of the Constitution may lift some restrictions on Japan's use of military force, but Japan will not become a full-fledged sovereign state as long as it has a leader who can neither think autonomously ...

Startline hopes to tap into Japan's punk love

Sep 03, 2014

Startline hopes to tap into Japan's punk love

by Shawn Despres

In the 2000s, Gumx was one of South Korea’s top-tier punk acts. With that band on indefinite hiatus, though, Gumx drummer Gun Choi is now looking to achieve similar success with Startline, a punk trio he formed in March of last year. “With Startline ...

Review: Lisa Loeb at Billboard Live

| Sep 03, 2014

Review: Lisa Loeb at Billboard Live

by Thomas Hall

Everyone has probably heard at least one Lisa Loeb song, and most likely it was her debut single “Stay (I Missed You)” — a worldwide hit exactly 20 years ago. Loeb remains thrilled with the song’s continued success. “I love when people tell me ...

Sakamoto blast sparks Giants against Carp

Sep 03, 2014

Sakamoto blast sparks Giants against Carp

Toshiya Sugiuchi pitched five innings of two-run ball, Hayato Sakamoto hit a three-run homer and the Yomiuri Giants routed the Hiroshima Carp 9-4 to get off to a flying start in the series opener on Tuesday night. The Central League leaders, who are 8-9 ...

Fighters veteran Inaba announces plan to retire

Sep 03, 2014

Fighters veteran Inaba announces plan to retire

Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters infielder Atsunori Inaba said Tuesday he will retire at the end of the 2014 season, bringing an end to an illustrious 20-year career. “I decided to put everything on the line for one year, but the condition of my knee ...

Hamels, trio no-hit Braves

Sep 03, 2014

Hamels, trio no-hit Braves

Cole Hamels and three Philadelphia Phillies relievers combined to pitch a no-hitter Monday, beating the Atlanta Braves 7-0 and giving a last-place team a rare reason to celebrate. Hamels (8-6) was pulled after six innings and said he was fine with manager Ryne Sandberg’s ...

Spain, Greece stay unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

Sep 03, 2014

Spain, Greece stay unbeaten in FIBA World Cup

Spain and Greece are headed to the round of 16, and Senegal is in position to join them after shaking up Group B with an upset Monday at the FIBA World Cup. The Spanish earned a trip to their capital by routing Brazil in ...

Chiefs give Smith huge extension

Sep 03, 2014

Chiefs give Smith huge extension

When he was traded to the Kansas City Chiefs last offseason, quarterback Alex Smith professed his admiration for coach Andy Reid and his excitement at playing for the storied franchise. Now, he could have that opportunity for at least four more years. Smith signed ...

Marathon win sends Nishikori into quarterfinals

Sep 03, 2014

Marathon win sends Nishikori into quarterfinals

Kei Nishikori rallied for a five-set victory over fifth-seeded Milos Raonic to reach his first U.S. Open quarterfinal. The 10th-seeded Nishikori won 4-6, 7-6 (7-4), 6-7 (6-8), 7-5, 6-4 in a match that ended at 2:26 a.m. Tuesday, tying the latest finish in tournament ...