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Asia Pacific Nov 30, 2019

China mixing military and science in Arctic push, Denmark warns

China's military is increasingly using scientific research in the Arctic as a way into the region, a Danish intelligence service said on Friday, warning of an intensifying geopolitical rivalry in the north. Disputes in the Arctic over global warming and access to minerals broke into ...

Popularity of wooden housing drops to record low of 73.6% in Japan

Business Nov 30, 2019

Popularity of wooden housing drops to record low of 73.6% in Japan

Interest in wooden housing among Japanese has hit the lowest level since 1989, apparently reflecting high maintenance costs and vulnerability to fires, a Cabinet Office survey has shown. The share of respondents preferring to build or buy wooden homes stood at 73.6 percent, dipping below ...

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

World / Politics Nov 30, 2019

Peru opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walks free from jail

Peruvian opposition leader Keiko Fujimori walked free from prison Friday night after being jailed for more than a year pending a trial over allegations she accepted illegal campaign contributions from Brazilian construction firm Odebrecht. Fujimori, leader of the powerful right-wing Popular Force party, left prison ...

Marinos move closer to title

Soccer / J. League Nov 30, 2019

Marinos move closer to title

by Dan Orlowitz

One way or another, the trophy presented annually to the winner of the J. League's first division was bound for Nissan Stadium after Saturday. The big question was whether it would be transported under the careful supervision of league officials or paraded home by the ...