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Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

World Jun 30, 2017

Germany approves Israel nuclear submarine deal: Der Spiegel

Germany's national security council has approved a deal to sell three further nuclear-capable submarines to Israel, magazine Der Spiegel reported on Friday, the latest act in a defense deal that has been overshadowed by corruption allegations. The $1.5 billion transaction came to public attention when ...

Katsuhisa named new Sunrockers head coach

Basketball / B. League Jun 30, 2017

Katsuhisa named new Sunrockers head coach

by Ed Odeven

The Sunrockers Shibuya have appointed Geoffrey Katsuhisa as their new head coach. The B. League first-division club made the announcement on Thursday. The Sunrockers parted ways with Canadian BT Toews after the team was eliminated by the Kawasaki Brave Thunders in the first round of the ...

USS Fitzgerald to return to U.S. for extensive repairs

National Jun 30, 2017

USS Fitzgerald to return to U.S. for extensive repairs

The U.S. Navy's guided-missile destroyer USS Fitzgerald will return home for repairs following its fatal collision last month with a Filipino freighter south of Tokyo Bay, a naval official said Friday. Seven crew members died in the collision on June 17. Whether the crew of ...

More Sports / Tennis Jun 30, 2017

Sugita advances to Antalya Open semifinals

Yuichi Sugita reached the semifinals of an ATP World Tour event for the first time in his career on Thursday at the Antalya Open in Turkey. Sugita, the world No. 66, took just 49 minutes to beat German Daniel Altmaier 6-3, 6-0 to book a ...

National Jun 30, 2017

Women set record 25.8% pass rate on civil service exam

Women account for a record 25.8 percent of those who passed the exam for career-track public servants in fiscal 2017, the National Personnel Authority said Friday. Of 20,591 applicants, only 1,878 passed, with the ratio for woman edging up 0.3 percentage point on year to ...

Third fire ant infestation confirmed at Nagoya port

National Jun 30, 2017

Third fire ant infestation confirmed at Nagoya port

A third fire ant infestation has emerged at Nagoya port, following two similar discoveries last month in Kobe, the Aichi Prefectural Government said Friday. The aggressive reddish-brown ants, highly invasive and native to South America, are feared for their painful stings. The pest, formally known ...