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  • Argentina defeats Netherlands on penalties

    Argentina defeats Netherlands on penalties

    The World Cup’s second semifinal was supposed to put the silky skills of Lionel Messi and Arjen Robben in the spotlight. Instead, a goalkeeper and two rock-solid defenses stole the show. Argentina goalie Sergio ...

  • Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

    Typhoon Neoguri makes landfall on Kyushu

    Typhoon Neoguri slammed into Kyushu early Thursday after lashing the Okinawa island chain, with three people killed as powerful winds and torrential rains battered the country. “It landed near the city of Akune shortly ...

  • Israel steps up offensive in Gaza as diplomacy kicks off

    Israel steps up offensive in Gaza as diplomacy kicks off

    With rockets raining deep inside Israel, the military pummeled Palestinian targets Wednesday across the Gaza Strip and threatened a broad ground offensive, while the first diplomatic efforts to end two days of heavy fighting ...

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Abe pushing Beijing, Seoul together

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe should realize that his historical revisionism and his new initiative in defense policy are further straining Japan's ties with its two closest neighbors.

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Reducing overwork-related deaths

A new law that requires the central government to prevent deaths from overwork fails to describe precisely how that is done. Nor does it provide penalties for businesses that subject their workers to extremely long working hours.