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South Korea trains next generation of keyboard warriors

Asia Pacific Jun 20, 2016

South Korea trains next generation of keyboard warriors

In one college major at Seoul’s elite Korea University, the courses are known only by number, and students keep their identities a secret from outsiders. The Cyber Defense curriculum, funded by the Defense Ministry, trains young keyboard warriors who get a free education in exchange ...

Asia Pacific Jun 20, 2016

Trump's Muslim comments may spark retaliation: Indonesian vice president

Indonesia's vice president on Monday voiced concerns over U.S. presidential candidate Donald Trump's comments on Muslims, saying "discrimination according to religion" could prompt retaliatory policies from other countries. Jusuf Kalla said the government was "not happy with Trump's opinions" — the first critical remarks from ...

Masuzoe drops by Tokyo City Hall in likely final appearance

National / Politics Jun 20, 2016

Masuzoe drops by Tokyo City Hall in likely final appearance

With little fanfare, scandal-felled Tokyo Gov. Yoichi Masuzoe visited his office Monday in what is expected to be his final appearance at City Hall after announcing his resignation last week. Masuzoe was expected to wrap up some final paper work at the Tokyo Metropolitan Government ...

Japan logs first trade deficit in four months in May

Business / Economy Jun 20, 2016

Japan logs first trade deficit in four months in May

Japan posted a goods trade deficit of ¥40.7 billion in May for the first red ink in four months, the government said Monday, with the balance weighed down by sluggish exports amid a slowdown in overseas economies. The value of exports dropped 11.3 percent from ...

Usami returning to Germany with Augsburg

Soccer / J. League Jun 20, 2016

Usami returning to Germany with Augsburg

Japan forward Takashi Usami will join Augsburg on a four-year deal from Gamba Osaka subject to a medical later this month, the German side announced Monday. Usami, set to hold a press conference on Tuesday, has scored five goals in 16 league games this term ...

Toyota suffers heartbreaking Le Mans defeat

More Sports / Auto Racing Jun 20, 2016

Toyota suffers heartbreaking Le Mans defeat

Toyota suffered one of the most heartbreaking losses in 24 Hours of Le Mans history on Sunday, when, with three minutes to drive to an almost certain win, the No. 5 car of Kazuki Nakajima, Anthony Davidson and Sebastien Buemi failed, allowing the No. ...