Japan voices concerns over China naval ships' recent moves

June 18, 2016 1:51 am· Comments Off on Japan voices concerns over China naval ships' recent moves 

TOKYO, June 17 — Japan's government expressed increasing concerns on Friday about "escalating" moves by Chinese warships, following recent repeated entries into Japanese territorial waters, or those nearby.

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Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors

June 18, 2016 1:51 am· Comments Off on Japan court rejects appeal, keeps ban on restarting 2 nuclear reactors 

OTSU, Japan, June 17 — A Japanese court kept its ban on operation of two nuclear reactors at the Takahama power plant in Fukui Prefecture on Friday by rejecting the plant operator's request to suspend an injunction it had issued over the reactivated reactors.

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IMF helps Ukraine to address weak Anti-Money-Laundering framework

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on IMF helps Ukraine to address weak Anti-Money-Laundering framework 

WASHINGTON, May 11 — According to reports, the International Monetary Fund is aiding the Ukrainian government in its efforts to fix the country’s weak anti-money-laundering regulations.

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Volcano activity sparks warning at New Zealand visitor attraction

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on Volcano activity sparks warning at New Zealand visitor attraction 

WELLINGTON, May 11 — Visitors to one of New Zealand's scenic volcanoes have been warned to stay clear of the summit after it showed increased signs of possibility of erupting.

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Mainland, Taiwan to discuss cooperation in telecom fraud crackdown

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on Mainland, Taiwan to discuss cooperation in telecom fraud crackdown 

BEIJING, May 11 — Work groups from the Chinese mainland and Taiwan will discuss cross-Strait cooperation in fighting telecommunications fraud from May 12 to 14 in Zhuhai in south China's Guangdong Province, said a mainland spokesperson on Wednesday.

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US Patrol prompts China to step up base-building in South China Sea

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on US Patrol prompts China to step up base-building in South China Sea 

BEIJING, March 11 — Increased US patrols in the South China Sea have only strengthened Beijing’s resolve to ramp up its defenses, including building more military infrastructure, the nation’s Defense Ministry said Wednesday.

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IMF European Department assures Kiev of support in reforms implementation

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on IMF European Department assures Kiev of support in reforms implementation 

KIEV, May 11 — The IMF ready to support reforms implemented in Ukraine.

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Fish breeders sue seafood firms over pollution claims

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on Fish breeders sue seafood firms over pollution claims 

BÀ RỊA-VŨNG TÀU, May 11 — Thirty-three caged-fish breeding farmers have sued over a dozen seafood enterprises, claiming that wastewater discharged into Chà Và River in the southern province of Bà Rịa-Vũng Tàu resulted in the loss of their fish.

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Turkey urgently needs to revive energy, trade ties with Russia – Think Tank

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on Turkey urgently needs to revive energy, trade ties with Russia – Think Tank 

WASHINGTON, May 11 — Turkey urgently needs to restore its diplomatic and economic relations with Russia to address its energy needs and lagging economy, a Turkish professor of international relations wrote in a report.

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Obama's Hiroshima visit offers chance to promote nuclear disarmament

May 12, 2016 6:15 am· Comments Off on Obama's Hiroshima visit offers chance to promote nuclear disarmament 

WASHINGTON, May 11 — President Barack Obama should use his upcoming visit to the Japanese city of Hiroshima to announce further cuts in the US stockpile of atomic weapons, the nuclear disarmament advocacy group Peace Action announced Monday.

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