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BUSINESS
Jan 22, 2018
To show contribution to EU community, Facebook to open digital training hubs in Europe
Facebook said on Monday it will open three new centers in Europe to train people in digital skills and committed to training 1 million people over the next two years, part of the social media giant's drive to show its contribution to the bloc.
Japan Times
WORLD / Politics
Jan 19, 2018
Women worldwide set to march again as Trump-linked misogyny triggers new era of activism
Women around the world will return to the streets this weekend, one year after millions marched to protest U.S. President Donald Trump's election, with a new goal — electing more women's rights advocates.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Jan 15, 2018
High-speed rail now gives flight routes in Asia and Europe a run for their money
Across Asia and Europe, high-speed rail is providing a competitive alternative to air travel on the same routes, in terms of price and the all-important barometer of time.
Japan Times
WORLD
Dec 20, 2017
Beware of lithium ion battery fire dangers, Europe warns Christmas air travelers
European aviation safety authorities have urged airlines to remind passengers about how best to transport electronic devices containing lithium ion batteries over the busy Christmas travel period.
Japan Times
BUSINESS / Tech
Dec 20, 2017
Facebook and Microsoft disabled North Korean cyberthreats besides WannaCry: White House
Facebook Inc. and Microsoft Corp. disabled a number of North Korean cyberthreats last week, a White House official said on Tuesday, as the United States publicly blamed Pyongyang for a May cyberattack that crippled hospitals, banks and other companies.
Japan Times
WORLD / Society
Dec 19, 2017
Number of international migrants jumps to 258 million, up by half since 2000: UN
An estimated 258 million people are international migrants, a figure that has surged by a half since the turn of the century, the United Nations said on Monday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 18, 2017
Now, a different and darker clash of civilizations
Far right, anti-immigrant parties have a new ideology that poses grave dangers to liberal democracy.
WORLD / Science & Health
Dec 14, 2017
Seizures of medicines using banned animal parts have risen steeply in Europe in last six years
The amount of medicinal products containing illegal wildlife parts seized by EU authorities has risen sharply in the last six years, according to monitoring group TRAFFIC, and includes items from a range of animals including tigers, bears and snakes.
WORLD / Society
Dec 13, 2017
If aid for 5.3 million Syrian refugees dries up, another mass exodus to Europe will follow: U.N.
Syrian refugees could again seek to reach Europe in droves if aid programs are not sustained in five neighboring countries hosting the bulk of them, the United Nations said on Tuesday.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Dec 12, 2017
When the 'Arab Street' and its protests come to Sweden
Anti-Jewish violence spreads to liberal Europe, where Muslim immigrants enjoy the freedom to protest.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Dec 5, 2017
Uber joins forces with global public transport group UITP in bid to boost local-level relations
Ride-hailing app Uber said it is joining a global public transport association to improve mobility in the cities it operates in, although North America's largest public transit union said there was no place for the U.S. company.
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COMMENTARY / World
Nov 27, 2017
A silver lining for a hard Brexit
Despite the costs, a hard Brexit would, at a minimum, discourage other EU members from following the U.K.'s lead, thereby shoring up European stability and helping Britain maintain its national security.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Nov 24, 2017
Government will take steps to help farmers after Japan-EU free trade accord is implemented
The government says it will take measures to bolster the cheese, pork, beef and other industries once a Japan-EU trade agreement ushers in fresh competition.
WORLD / Society
Nov 20, 2017
Algeria plucks 286 boat migrants en route to Europe
Algeria's coast guard has picked up 286 illegal migrants heading across the Mediterranean to Europe by boat, the Defense Ministry has said.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Nov 7, 2017
Europe is tiring of Anglo-American lectures
Following Brexit and Trump, the Anglo-Saxon world's intellectual leadership is on the wane in Europe.
Japan Times
WORLD
Oct 30, 2017
North and Central Europe wind storm leaves at least six dead, freighter aground
Strong winds battered Northern and Central Europe on Sunday, killing at least six people in Germany, Poland and the Czech Republic, with authorities watching for oil leaks from a huge freighter that ran aground in the North Sea.
Japan Times
Figure Skating
Oct 7, 2017
Team Europe ends Japan's reign as Japan Open champion
Japan missed out on its third consecutive title at the Japan Open team figure skating competition on Saturday, settling for a runner-up finish.
EDITORIALS
Oct 4, 2017
Troubling referendums in Iraq and Spain
The flames of nationalism still burn brightly in this supposed global age.
Japan Times
COMMENTARY / World
Oct 4, 2017
Europe's war of the nationalists picks up steam
Europe remains a battleground between nationalist forces, conventional governments and parties that cleave to broadly liberal positions.
Japan Times
BUSINESS
Sep 26, 2017
FBI, Secret Service believed probing after hackers access real SEC data used by firms in tests
Hackers breached the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission's computer system last year by taking advantage of companies that used authentic financial data when they were testing the agency's corporate filing system, according to sourcesr.

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