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| May 27, 2013

Mass surveillance wouldn't help

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Two former Labour Party home secretaries, a security minister and a former "independent" reviewer of terrorism laws have called for the swift review of Britain's communications data bill, following the London killing of an off-duty soldier by two radical Islamists. If I didn't believe these ...

Reds hit Reysol for six

/ May 27, 2013

Reds hit Reysol for six

Yosuke Kashiwagi and Marcio Richardes both scored twice as Urawa Reds burst Kashiwa Reysol's bubble with a 6-2 thrashing in Tokyo in the J. League on Sunday. Genki Haraguchi and Ryota Moriwaki also got their names on the scoresheet as Reds brought Reysol back to ...

Fiji appoints representative in Sendai

| May 27, 2013

Fiji appoints representative in Sendai

On May 17, the Republic of Fiji appointed Takayuki Moriya Fiji's honorary consul general in Sendai in the Tohoku region for his contributions to amicable bilateral relations. Moriya is the president of recycled car parts dealer Mitsumori Corp., which is based in Sendai. Fiji's Ambassador ...

May 27, 2013

Film gets special award at Cannes

The Japanese film "Like Father, Like Son" ("Soshite Chichi ni Naru") by director Hirokazu Koreeda received a special commendation Saturday from the Ecumenical Jury at the 66th Cannes international film festival. The Ecumenical Jury's top award went to "The Past," directed by Iran's Asghar Farhadi. The ...

/ May 27, 2013

Morita claims second win of season

Overnight leader Rikako Morita captured her second win of the season on Sunday and returned to the top of the money rankings, despite carding a 2-over-par 74 in the final round of the Chukyo TV Ladies. Morita, winner of the season-opening Daikin Orchid Ladies, had ...

/ May 27, 2013

Date-Krumm captures doubles title

Kimiko Date-Krumm won her sixth career women's doubles title on Saturday at the Inernationaux de Strasbourg in Strasbourg, France. Date-Krumm and Chanelle Scheepers of South Africa defeated Zimbabwe's Cara Black and New Zealand's Marina Erakovic 6-4, 3-6, 14-12 in the final. It was the third ...

May 27, 2013

Endo beats Olympic champ Menezes

Japan's Hiromi Endo defeated London Olympic gold medalist Sarah Menezes of Brazil to win the women's 48-kg final at the World Masters in Tyumen, Russia on Saturday. There was also a win for Kana Abe in the women's 63-kg division against Israel's Yarden Gerbi, while ...

May 27, 2013

Man stabs French soldier in the neck

A uniformed French soldier on an antiterrorism patrol west of Paris was wounded in the neck Saturday by a robed assailant wielding a box cutter, police and subway authorities said. The soldier was reported to be out of danger after being transported to a nearby ...

Japan to join TPP talks at next round in July

/ May 26, 2013

Japan to join TPP talks at next round in July

The 11 countries involved in the Trans-Pacific Partnership have agreed to hold the next round of free-trade talks in Kuala Lumpur from July 15 to 25, extending the meeting to include Japan as the 12th member. The United States and the 10 other member nations ...