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GE, Canon risk fines as EU clamps down on merger violations

Business / Corporate Jul 7, 2017

GE, Canon risk fines as EU clamps down on merger violations

General Electric Co., Merck KGaA, Sigma-Aldrich Corp. and Canon Inc. are the latest companies to risk hefty penalties as the European Commission clamps down on violations of its merger approval procedures. Months after the EU fined Facebook $125 million for giving misleading information during a ...

Fire ant found in cargo bin at Tokyo port

National Jul 7, 2017

Fire ant found in cargo bin at Tokyo port

A fire ant has been found in a container unloaded at the Oi cargo terminal at the Port of Tokyo, the Environment Ministry said Thursday, confirming the venomous and highly invasive species has entered the Kanto region following discoveries at ports in western Japan, ...

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

National Jul 7, 2017

Boxing legend Gushiken inspires younger Okinawa generation

Yoko Gushiken, a boxing legend who hails from Okinawa, hopes young people from prefecture will be brave enough to take on any challenge and succeed in any field. "I had been fighting 120 percent for Okinawa," Gushiken said in a recent interview, recalling the days ...

Six confirmed dead in Kyushu deluge as search for missing continues

National Jul 7, 2017

Six confirmed dead in Kyushu deluge as search for missing continues

Search and rescue efforts continued Thursday as torrential rain devastated parts of Kyushu. Six people were confirmed dead and at least four were missing in Fukuoka Prefecture following massive flooding and mudslides. In Oita Prefecture, 15 people can't be contacted and are feared missing as ...

Editorials Jul 7, 2017

A rough summer for Xi Jinping

Hong Kong's anniversary has underscored problems in Beijing's international standing, U.S. relations are on the downswing and China is being challenged on other foreign policy fronts.

Ichiro sets MLB hits mark for foreign-born player

Baseball / MLB Jul 7, 2017

Ichiro sets MLB hits mark for foreign-born player

Ichiro Suzuki notched another milestone in his long career on Thursday when he became the most prolific foreign-born hitter in the history of Major League Baseball. The 43-year-old right fielder reached the mark with two hits for the Miami Marlins against the Cardinals in St. ...