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 2021-01-26 17:52 

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Italian PM Conte hands in resignation...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte has tendered his resignation to the head of state, due to clashes within his coalition over coronavirus responses....

 2021-01-26 16:03 

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IMF forecasts 5.5% global growth for 2021...

The International Monetary Fund forecasts the global economy will grow 5.5 percent this year, an upturn from negative territory in 2020....

 2021-01-26 13:24 

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Machine gun likely from 'Zero' fighter unearthed...

NHK has learned that a machine gun believed to have been mounted on a World War Two-era...

 2021-01-26 10:52 

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WHO doubts Games athletes can get vaccine priority...

A risk management expert from the World Health Organization has cast doubt on giving priority to Olympic athletes for COVID-19 vaccinations in the run-up to the Tokyo Games....

 2021-01-26 10:01 

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Japan reports 3,305 new cases of coronavirus...

Authorities in Japan had confirmed 3,837 new coronavirus infections as of 6:30 p.m. on Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 09:55 

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Indian farmers stage tractor protest parade...

Farmers in India are demonstrating against agricultural reforms. Officials have allowed a tractor parade through the capital New Delhi after the Republic Day parade....

 2021-01-26 09:54 

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S.Korean student remembered 20 years after bravery...

A memorial ceremony was held in Busan, South Korea, for a student who died at a Tokyo train station 20 years ago trying to rescue a man who had fallen onto the tracks....

 2021-01-26 09:53 

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Thailand confirms high infection numbers...

Thailand reported a record 959 new coronavirus cases on Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 09:52 

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Annual union-management wage talks begin...

Annual spring wage talks have kicked off between companies and labor unions in Japan, and the coronavirus is looming large over this year's negotiations....

 2021-01-26 09:40 

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Heroic student's final act remembered at station...

Tuesday marks 20 years since a South Korean student died at a train station in Tokyo trying to rescue a man who had fallen onto the tracks....

 2021-01-26 09:22 

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Laptop computer shipments hit a record high...

Laptop computer shipments in Japan last year rose by 25 percent from the previous year, hitting a record high since data collection began in 1993....

 2021-01-26 08:55 

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Over 1,400 apply for jobs at digital agency...

A Japanese cabinet minister says more than 1,400 people from the private sector have applied for non-regular jobs at a planned digital agency, far exceeding the number of positions....

 2021-01-26 08:52 

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Suga apologizes for strained healthcare system...

Japan's Prime Minister Suga Yoshihide has apologized for the government's failure to provide sufficient medical care under the strain of the coronavirus pandemic....

 2021-01-26 08:44 

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Season's first ice floes reach northern Japan...

The season's first ice floes have reached the Okhotsk Sea coast of Japan's northernmost prefecture of Hokkaido....

 2021-01-26 08:36 

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Protests against curfew continue in Netherlands...

People in the Netherlands continue to protest a nighttime curfew aimed at curbing the spread of coronavirus variants....

 2021-01-26 08:35 

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ANA to halt international flights on 16 routes...

The major Japanese carrier All Nippon Airways says it will suspend services on 16 international routes from late March, as demand falls amid the COVID-19 pandemic....

 2021-01-26 08:28 

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S.Korea GDP shrinks for 1st time since 1998...

South Korea's economy marked the first contraction in 22 years last year, as the coronavirus pandemic dampened consumption....

 2021-01-26 07:19 

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Sales of publications in Japan grow in 2020...

Higher demand for publications in Japan caused an increase in sales in 2020 as people stayed home amid the coronavirus pandemic. Sales of digital publications grew by nearly 30 percent....

 2021-01-26 07:05 

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Vietnam's Communist Party opens congress...

Vietnam's ruling Communist Party has opened its congress which is held once every five years. Its focus is on whether general secretary Nguyen Phu Trong will win an extraordinary third term....

 2021-01-26 06:40 

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Samsung group chief's jail term set...

The head of South Korea's Samsung group, Lee Jae-yong, is set to serve a two-and-a-half-year jail term for bribery and other crimes....

 2021-01-26 06:23 

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Climate envoy: US will make up for 4-year absence...

US climate envoy John Kerry has impressed upon global leaders that the United States will make an all-out effort to address climate change....

 2021-01-26 06:08 

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Tokyo confirms 1,026 new cases of coronavirus...

Tokyo Metropolitan Government officials confirmed 1,026 new cases of the coronavirus in the capital on Tuesday....

 2021-01-26 05:18 

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Senate receives Trump impeachment resolution...

The US House of Representatives has sent an impeachment resolution to the Senate for a trial of former president Donald Trump....

 2021-01-26 04:01 

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EU faces delays in coronavirus vaccine supplies...

The European Union has been expressing frustration over delays in the supply of coronavirus vaccines....

 2021-01-26 03:55 

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Japan seeks EU support for free, open Indo-Pacific...

Japanese Foreign Minister Motegi Toshimitsu has called for cooperation from the European Union in promoting a free and open Indo-Pacific. That comes as China increases its maritime presence in the region....

 2021-01-26 03:53 

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Up to 7,000 National Guard troops to remain in DC...

US defense officials say thousands of National Guard troops deployed in Washington for the presidential inauguration last week will remain in the capital amid growing security concerns....

 2021-01-26 03:05 

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Moderna: Vaccine protects against new variants...

US drug company Moderna says it believes its coronavirus vaccine can protect against variants that were first identified in Britain and South Africa....

 2021-01-26 02:56 

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Nidec logs record sales on stay-home demand...

Japanese electronics parts maker Nidec has reported record sales for the first three quarters of the current business year....

 2021-01-26 02:27 

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Yellen confirmed as US Treasury Secretary...

Janet Yellen has been approved as the US Treasury Secretary, becoming the first woman ever to head the department. She previously served as chair of the Federal Reserve....

 2021-01-26 02:22 

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White House: US, China in 'serious competition'...

The White House press secretary says the United States is in...

 2021-01-26 02:12 

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Italian PM Conte to announce resignation...

Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte is expected to announce his resignation following the departure of a minor coalition partner due to clashes over coronavirus economic measures....

 2021-01-26 00:39 

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US IT giants help with vaccine rollout...

Major IT firms in the United States are stepping in to help with the rollout of coronavirus vaccines across the country....

 2021-01-25 23:07 

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Biden signs Buy American executive order...

US President Joe Biden has signed an executive order designed to support the manufacturing sector and its workers in the country....

 2021-01-25 21:07 

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Xi talks with IOC president about Beijing Games...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has talked over the phone with International Olympic Committee President Thomas Bach on staging the Beijing Winter Olympics next year....

 2021-01-25 21:03 

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Xi warns against a 'new Cold War'...

Chinese President Xi Jinping has warned political and business leaders from around the world about a...

 2021-01-25 18:14 

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Taiwan asked to help ease auto chip shortage...

Amid a global semiconductor chip shortage that is forcing automakers to cut production, countries like Japan have asked Taiwan to help boost chip production....

 2021-01-25 18:10 

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S.Korea appeals WTO ruling on steel tariffs...

The government of South Korea has appealed a World Trade Organization ruling that Seoul's anti-dumping duties on Japanese-made stainless steel bars broke international trade rules....

 2021-01-25 15:48 

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ILO: 8.8% of global working hours lost in 2020...

The International Labour Organization estimates that 8.8 percent of global working hours were lost for the whole of 2020, relative to the fourth quarter of the previous year....

 2021-01-25 14:24 

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Lawmakers debate tougher COVID-19 law proposals...

Lawmakers in Japan have begun debating proposals to toughen up COVID-19 regulations. That includes controversial revisions allowing authorities to levy fines against rulebreakers....

 2021-01-25 13:42 

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Tokyo coronavirus daily cases drop slightly...

For the first time since a new state of emergency was issued, Tokyo's daily COVID-19 tally dropped below 700, but officials warn there is still a long way to go....

 2021-01-25 13:00 

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10 confirmed dead in China's gold mine blast...

Chinese authorities say they have confirmed the deaths of 10 workers trapped underground after an explosion at a gold mine in the coastal province of Shandong....

 2021-01-25 12:25 

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Japan reports 2,764 new cases of coronavirus...

Japan had confirmed 2,764 new cases of the coronavirus as of 8:15 p.m. on Monday....

 2021-01-25 12:25 

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Japan govt. agency touts Fukushima fish...

An event to promote fish caught off Japan's Fukushima Prefecture has been held ahead of the tenth anniversary of the accident at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant....

 2021-01-25 12:24 

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Protesters slam Thai government's vaccine plan...

Anti-government protesters in Thailand are criticizing the government's coronavirus vaccine strategy.The complaints come after a prominent opposition figure accused the government of mishandling the vaccine campaign. Thanathorn Juangroongruangkit has ...

 2021-01-25 11:46 

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China rejects US statement about Taiwan...

China has harshly reacted to a statement by the US Department of State urging Beijing to stop what it calls attempts to intimidate Taiwan....

 2021-01-25 11:04 

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Japan reports 2,723 new cases of coronavirus...

Japan had confirmed 2,723 new cases of the coronavirus as of 6:30 p.m. on Monday....

 2021-01-25 11:04 

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Top court upholds ruling on bullying compensation...

Japan's Supreme Court has upheld a high court ruling that significantly reduced compensation for the parents of a junior high school student who killed himself after being bullied by classmates....

 2021-01-25 10:25 

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Crown Prince Akishino inspects hospitals online...

Japan's Crown Prince Akishino has made an online inspection of hospitals treating coronavirus patients....

 2021-01-25 10:17 

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Sumo inspires name of big deep-sea fish...

A new -- and large -- kind of deep-sea fish found off central Japan has been named...

 2021-01-25 09:58 

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Japan's restaurant sales see worst-ever fall...

Japan's major restaurant chains saw a record fall in sales last year due to the pandemic as people refrained from eating out and many businesses closed temporarily or shortened their opening hours....

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