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Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 16, 2018
Stealth showdown: U.S. F-22s simulate dogfights with Norway's F-35 warplanes
Two U.S. F-22 stealth fighter jets squared off in simulated dogfights with two of Norway's expanding fleet of F-35 aircraft on Wednesday as part of an exercise aimed at strengthening the NATO alliance and increasing its deterrent power.
Japan Times
WORLD
Aug 3, 2018
Southern Europe issues heat alert; German drought yields WWII munitions on Elbe's banks
Mediterranean countries issued severe weather warnings on Thursday, as a heatwave pushed temperatures above 40 Celsius (104 Fahrenheit) in Europe and falling water levels exposed World War II munitions along the banks of a river in Germany.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 31, 2018
Ryanair strikes widen as German pilots vote for stoppages
German pilots working for Ryanair have overwhelmingly voted to strike as they push for collective labor agreements at Europe's largest low-cost carrier, their union said on Monday, adding to Ryanair's recent strike woes.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jul 20, 2018
Comcast concedes to Disney in bidding war for Fox assets but still vies to buy chunk of Sky
Comcast Corp. dropped its $66 billion bid for Twenty-First Century Fox Inc.'s entertainment assets on Thursday but said it would still try to expand its international footprint by acquiring 61 percent of European broadcaster Sky PLC, the remainder of which is owned by Fox.
BUSINESS
Jul 18, 2018
China heart drug sold globally may have had cancer-linked impurity since 2012
A common blood pressure and heart drug manufactured in bulk by a Chinese company and sold worldwide may have contained an impurity linked to cancer since 2012, European regulators said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 17, 2018
America's narcissistic national disorder
In the world of Donald Trump, there are enemies but no allies because he is so righteous and superior.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 16, 2018
West warily waits as Trump is set to enter political minefield in secretive summit with Putin
After months of exchanging long-distance compliments, Donald Trump and Vladimir Putin sit down on Monday for their first ever summit, a potential political minefield at home for the U.S. president but a geopolitical win for his Russian counterpart.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 12, 2018
U.K. parliament suspends proceedings as Brexit white paper announcement descends into chaos
Debate in the U.K. Parliament's lower house was formally suspended for five minutes Thursday, when the announcement of a key policy paper on the nation's planned exit from the European Union descended into chaos after members of parliament complained they hadn't received copies of the document.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jul 12, 2018
For Putin, Helsinki talks with Trump said a win before they even sit down
For U.S. President Donald Trump, a summit with Vladimir Putin risks a political backlash at home and abroad. For the Russian president, however, the fact the summit is even happening is already a big geopolitical win.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jul 5, 2018
EU lawmakers back plan for European Investment Bank to do business in Iran
EU lawmakers gave approval Wednesday for the European Investment Bank (EIB) to do business in Iran, overcoming an attempt to block the move and keeping alive plans to save the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran that Washington has abandoned.
Japan Times
JAPAN / AMBASSADOR VISIT
Jul 5, 2018
Macedonian Ambassador to Japan wants to boost academic ties between the two countries
Andrijana Cvetkovik, Macedonia's Ambassador to Japan, says she hopes to expand academic cooperation with Japan, in addition to the agreements it already has with about 10 Japanese universities on student and professor exchanges and scholarships.
Japan Times
JAPAN / Politics
Jul 3, 2018
Abe will travel to Europe and Middle East next week, ink free trade pact with EU
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Monday he will embark on a tour of Europe and the Middle East from July 11, during which a signing ceremony for a free trade pact between Japan and the European Union will be held.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Jul 2, 2018
The West's crisis of ethical leadership
The behavior of some Western leaders is making Russia and China seem reasonable.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jun 21, 2018
Scientific study finds asylum seekers boosting European economies
Asylum seekers moving to Europe have raised their adopted nations' economic output, lowered unemployment and not placed a burden on public finances, scientists said on Wednesday.
Japan Times
WORLD
Jun 14, 2018
EU must brace for Russian threats, Chinese growth and U.S. crossing 'red lines,' says German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas
Germany's foreign minister has called for the European Union to become a more self-confident global actor, prepared to take counter-measures when the United States crosses "red lines" and able to respond to Russian threats and Chinese growth.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 31, 2018
Why neutral, peaceful Sweden is preparing for war
In this most liberal, progressive and peaceful corner of Europe, those in charge now fear an era of gloom could return.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
May 30, 2018
The Spider-Man of Paris is just one of many
Countries can benefit by accepting hard-working migrants who have shown their mettle by surviving their perilous journeys.
Japan Times
COMMUNITY / Issues / LEARNING CURVE
May 30, 2018
How about a study-abroad adventure in Europe?
For Japanese students, continental EU universities offer high-quality courses often at lower prices than U.S. colleges.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
May 30, 2018
Latvia, acting on U.S. warning, probes if Russian money flows used to meddle in Europe politics
Latvia is investigating whether its banks acted as conduits for Russian funds used to interfere in elections and politics elsewhere, after it received a warning from the United States, officials have told Reuters.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
May 28, 2018
Spain rescues over 500 migrants in Mediterranean as Europe-bound flow from Libya eases
Spanish authorities rescued over 500 migrants this weekend from more than a dozen boats making the perilous Mediterranean crossing to Europe.

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