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Japan Times
BUSINESS
Oct 18, 2018
Mitch McConnell says Senate Republicans might revisit Obamacare repeal if they win midterms
Republicans could try again to repeal Obamacare if they win enough seats in U.S. elections next month, Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said on Wednesday, calling a failed 2017 push to repeal the health care law a "disappointment."
Japan Times
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
Sep 12, 2018
Obama weighed pre-emptive strike against North Korea after fifth nuclear blast and missile tests near Japan in 2016, Woodward book claims
Former U.S. President Barack Obama considered a pre-emptive strike on North Korea after it conducted its fifth nuclear test in September 2016, just days after lobbing three medium-range ballistic missiles 1,000 kilometers into Japan's exclusive economic zone, according to a book by Watergate journalist...
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 22, 2018
Trump's rollback of power plant greenhouse gas curbs to kill more Americans, EPA admits
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency says its proposal to relax greenhouse gas limits on power plants will cause as many as 1,630 additional premature deaths annually by 2030 from heart and lung disease — an estimate independent experts say may be low.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Aug 15, 2018
Sarah Sanders claim of more black jobs during Trump era than in Obama's is dead wrong
White House Press Secretary Sarah Sanders falsely claimed that President Donald Trump has created three times as many jobs for black workers as his predecessor, Barack Obama, did during his entire time in office.
Japan Times
WORLD / Science & Health
Aug 4, 2018
Trump administration lifts Obama-era GMO crop ban on U.S. wildlife refuges
The Trump administration has rescinded an Obama-era ban on the use of pesticides linked to declining bee populations and the cultivation of genetically modified crops in dozens of national wildlife refuges where farming is permitted.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Jul 23, 2018
Accused Russian agent Maria Butina met in 2015 with U.S. Treasury, Fed officials
Accused Russian agent Maria Butina had wider high-level contacts in Washington than previously known, taking part in 2015 meetings between a visiting Russian official and two senior officials at the U.S. Federal Reserve and Treasury Department.
Japan Times
CULTURE / Entertainment news
Jun 22, 2018
Conservative U.S. commentator Charles Krauthammer, a Fox fixture, dies at 68
Pulitzer Prize winner Charles Krauthammer, who gave up a psychiatric career to become one of the leading conservative political commentators in the U.S. media, died on Thursday at the age of 68, the Washington Post and Fox News said.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jun 21, 2018
Obama's warning to Putin only briefly slowed Russia poll meddling: ex-aides
Russia may have stepped up efforts to meddle in the 2016 U.S. election after President Barack Obama's administration did not retaliate strongly to reports of its activities, former aides to the Democratic president told U.S. senators on Wednesday.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Apr 13, 2018
U.S. launches crackdown on sexual harassment in housing
The Trump administration is launching an initiative on Thursday to crack down on sexual harassment of women by landlords and encourage victims to come forward for help from the U.S. Justice Department and Department of Housing and Urban Development.
Japan Times
WORLD
Apr 11, 2018
Trumps, Obamas and Theresa May get no invitation to wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle
U.S. President Donald Trump, former President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister Theresa May have not been invited to the wedding of Prince Harry and Meghan Markle on May 19, royal and British government sources said on Tuesday.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 22, 2018
Abe will meet former U.S. President Obama on Sunday, Japanese government says
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe will meet with former U.S. President Barack Obama on Sunday over lunch in Tokyo, the Japanese government said Thursday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Mar 20, 2018
U.S. top court rejects Arizona bid to bar 'Dreamers' from getting driver's licenses
The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday required Arizona to continue to issue driver's licenses to the so-called Dreamer immigrants and refused to hear the state's challenge to an Obama-era program that protects hundreds of thousands of young adults brought into the country illegally as children.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 18, 2018
Obama to launch Asia-Pacific tour Monday that concludes on March 25 in Japan
On the last leg of the four-nation Asia-Oceania tour, former U.S. President Barack Obama will visit Japan, where he will attend an international conference.
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JAPAN / Politics
Mar 5, 2018
Obama to visit Japan this month; North talks with Abe in works: source
Former U.S. President Barack Obama is likely to visit Japan later this month and might hold talks with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about North Korea, a Japanese government source said Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Feb 13, 2018
Obama jokes about his ears and gray hair as official portrait is unveiled
Former U.S. President Barack Obama joked about his ears and gray hair and praised his wife Michelle Obama's "hotness" at the unveiling of the couple's official portraits at the Smithsonian's National Portrait Gallery on Monday.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Feb 1, 2018
EPA delays 2015 Obama-era clean water rule for two years amid bid to repeal and replace it
The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency said on Wednesday that the 2015 Waters of the United States rule will not be applicable for two years while it works to repeal and replace the Obama-era clean water regulation.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 31, 2018
Trump calls North Korea leadership 'depraved,' warns of nuclear missile threat in first State of the Union address
Branding North Korea's leadership "depraved," President Donald Trump told Americans on Tuesday that Pyongyang's pursuit of nuclear missiles could "very soon threaten our homeland" and vowed a continued campaign of maximum pressure to keep that from happening.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 8, 2018
In shift from Obama policy, Trump plans flexible use of nuclear weapons, including low-yield arms
U.S. President Donald Trump's administration will adopt a policy allowing the flexible use of nuclear weapons through the new Nuclear Posture Review to be unveiled as early as February, according to congressional and diplomatic sources.
Japan Times
WORLD / Crime & Legal
Dec 14, 2017
Pentagon issues denial after U.N. rights investigator says torture persists at Guantanamo Bay
An independent U.N. human rights investigator said on Wednesday that he had information about an inmate being tortured at the U.S. Guantanamo Bay detention facility, despite Washington banning "enhanced interrogation techniques" almost 10 years ago.
Japan Times
JAPAN
Dec 11, 2017
Nuclear weapons ban campaigners accept Nobel Peace Prize at time of atomic strife
A group campaigning for a total ban on nuclear weapons received its Nobel Peace Prize on Sunday, the recognition coming at a time of stalled disarmament talks and major global concern over North Korea's provocative weapons tests.

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