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63 articles published


National Aug 7, 2019

Mount Asama erupts for first time since 2015

Mount Asama, historically one of the nations most active volcanos, came back to life on Wednesday night, the Meteorological Agency reported, marking the first eruption since June 2015. Smoke from the crater of the volcano reached about 1,800 meters, NHK reported, citing the agency. The ...

Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

National Aug 7, 2019

Japan considers naming Yomiuri chairman as ambassador to Switzerland

The government is considering appointing Kojiro Shiraishi, chairman of media conglomerate the Yomiuri Shimbun group, as its new ambassador to Switzerland, a government source said Wednesday. It would be rare for someone working in the media to be appointed as an ambassador, but the 72-year-old ...

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

World / Science & Health Aug 7, 2019

'Water bears' may be living on the moon

There might be life on the moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, extreme cold and decades without food. These terrifying-sounding beings aren't aliens but instead microscopic Earthlings known as tardigrades, who likely made it out alive ...

Walmart worker calls for walkout over company's gun sales

Business Aug 7, 2019

Walmart worker calls for walkout over company's gun sales

A junior Walmart Inc. employee organized a one-day strike and other actions to protest the retailer's stance on gun sales in the wake of shootings at two of its stores in recent weeks. Thomas Marshall, a 23-year-old category manager in Walmart's San Bruno, California-based e-commerce ...

Business Aug 7, 2019

U.S. probes Chinese banks' role in North Korean nuclear arms

The U.S. is investigating a chain of financial transactions involving three big Chinese banks that allegedly helped finance North Korea's nuclear weapons program, according to an appeals court opinion unsealed Tuesday. The July 30 opinion upholds an order by a Washington district court judge compelling ...

American Airlines signs on as sponsor for LA venue

More Sports / Football Aug 7, 2019

American Airlines signs on as sponsor for LA venue

American Airlines will pay $90 million over 10 years to sponsor the new home of the NFL's Rams and Chargers, becoming the first official partner for billionaire Stan Kroenke's new Los Angeles Stadium. American Airlines agreed to sponsor the 2.5-acre space that serves as main ...