New York City police officers prepare in case of suicide bombers on New Years Eve

New York City police officers prepare in case of suicide bombers on New Years Eve

The New York Police Department is providing officers with specialized training to stop any suicide bombers at Sunday’s New Year’s Eve celebration, when up to 2 million people will flood the streets of Times Square, officials said on Thursday. Related posts: Canadian government says defence contractors...
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Canadian government says defence contractors can now sell weapons to Ukraine

Canadian government says defence contractors can now sell weapons to Ukraine

Canada said on Wednesday that defense contractors would be allowed to sell weapons such as automatic firearms and electric stun guns to Ukraine, a move the government in Kiev has long pressed for. Related posts: New York City police officers prepare...
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Stokes heads for New Zealand as Ashes frenzy returns

Nov 26, 2017 The sight of Ben Stokes wandering through Heathrow Airport on Monday evening, sporting his full cricket kit, has been enough to spark an Ashes frenzy. But those speculating that Stokes was heading to Australia to reinforce England’s...
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U.S., Japanese carriers conduct drills amid soaring North Korea tensions

U.S., Japanese carriers conduct drills amid soaring North Korea tensions

The Maritime Self-Defense Force conducted exercises with the U.S. Navy on Friday amid North Korea’s continued nuclear and missile tests, the Defense Ministry said in a statement. The show of naval muscle, which the ministry said began on Sept. 11...
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Tepco again ordered to pay damages over nuclear disaster but claims against state dismissed

Tepco again ordered to pay damages over nuclear disaster but claims against state dismissed

CHIBA – Chiba District Court on Friday ordered Tokyo Electric to pay damages over the Fukushima nuclear disaster but dismissed claims against the state. It is the second time a court has ruled against Tokyo Electric Power Company Holdings Inc....
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At trial, Dentsu chief admits ad giant guilty of ignoring illegal levels of overtime

At trial, Dentsu chief admits ad giant guilty of ignoring illegal levels of overtime

The president of advertising giant Dentsu Inc. on Friday admitted in court that it allowed employees to work illegal levels of overtime, leading the high-profile case sparked by the suicide of former employee Matsuri Takahashi closer to its rare public...
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Amazon’s Twitch ready to take on Japan’s game-streaming market

Amazon’s Twitch ready to take on Japan’s game-streaming market

Amazon’s game-broadcasting and social-video company, Twitch, is stepping up efforts to expand its presence in the nation that invented Mario, Pokemon and the PlayStation. Twitch, which is currently participating in the four-day Tokyo Game Show that runs unti...
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Extra Diet session on Sept. 28, Suga confirms

Extra Diet session on Sept. 28, Suga confirms

The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe formally decided Friday to convene an extraordinary Diet session next Thursday, which Abe is expected to immediately close by dissolving the Lower House despite opposition allegations that it would constitute a violatio...
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Kim directly warns Trump as North Korean foreign minister says response may include Pacific H-bomb test

Kim directly warns Trump as North Korean foreign minister says response may include Pacific H-bomb test

North Korean leader Kim Jong Un delivered a scathing rebuke Friday of U.S. President Donald Trump, calling him “mentally deranged” and vowing to make him “pay dearly” for threatening to “totally destroy” his country — a possible allusion to furth...
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Diabetes continues to trend up in Japan with 10 million suspected adult cases

Diabetes continues to trend up in Japan with 10 million suspected adult cases

About 10 million adults are strongly suspected of having diabetes in Japan, a 2016 survey by the health ministry showed Thursday. The figure, up by 500,000 from the previous assessment in 2012, has been on a rising trend since 1997,...
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Ishigaki mayor to propose official name change of disputed islands in Okinawa

Ishigaki mayor to propose official name change of disputed islands in Okinawa

NAHA – The city of Ishigaki in Okinawa Prefecture said Thursday its mayor plans to propose changing the name of a group of islands over which it has administrative authority to officially include “Senkaku.” Mayor Yoshitaka Nakayama is pushing for...
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