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The Finance Ministry has admitted it altered the contents of a document pertaining to its sale in 2016 of a plot of land in western Japan at a heavily discounted price to a school operator linked to Abe's wife Akie. "I deeply apologize to the Japanese people", Abe said. While few analysts at this point are predicting the scandal could lead to Abe's downfall, some say it could impair the prime minister's focus on the pro-growth, reflationist economic policies that have become a hallmark ...
  • All Blacks Sevens beaten again in Vancouver

    All Blacks Sevens beaten again in Vancouver

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    England led 14-7 at halftime and went on with it after the break in a five tries to two victory. Argentina took second spot and moved through to the Cup quarter-finals having beaten Samoa 22-7 and Wales 35-12. The runner-up position was Kenya's best finish in this year's Sevens competition and the first time they had won a medal. Siviwe Soyizwapi crossed twice in quick succession to narrow the deficit to 19-12, veteran Cecil Afrika then levelled the scores when he pounced on charge-down ball ...
  • How to dress up your International Women's Day outfit

    How to dress up your International Women's Day outfit

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    Who are the highest-paid actresses in Hollywood? Women's day was first celebrated on February 28, 1909 by the Socialist Party of America, until the United Nations began in 1975 celebrating March 8th as International Women's Day during International Women's Year.
  • Seko asks USA to exclude Japan from metal tariffs

    Seko asks USA to exclude Japan from metal tariffs

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    But he exempted Canada and Mexico and held out the possibility of excluding other allies. The talks came days after President Trump announced new tariffs on USA imports of aluminum and steel. Germany - singled out for particular criticism by Trump - accused Washington of protectionism, calling the tariffs an "affront to close partners". Commission Vice President Jyrki Katainen warned Washington on Friday not to expect any concessions to win an exemption .
  • Australia to be exempted from steel, aluminium import tariff: Donald Trump

    Australia to be exempted from steel, aluminium import tariff: Donald Trump

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    Both come into effect in 15 days. Most experts agree that China is not moving fast enough to close steel mills and aluminum smelters that it no longer needs because its economy is growing more slowly as it has gotten much bigger. "In a globalized world it is particularly unhelpful as it will harm the initiator as well as the target country", China's Foreign Minister Wang Yi said.
  • Jeremy Corbyn sets out Brexit vision in labour conference speech

    Jeremy Corbyn sets out Brexit vision in labour conference speech

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    If they involve anyone to do with the Labour Party then investigation and disciplinary action will be taken'. In one thread, a member comments "I$3 am reading Mein Kampf [by Adolf Hitler] ... It is understood disciplinary procedures, including suspensions, have been initiated against a number of members of Palestine Live where they have been found to be Labour members, though it is understood that at least one, who had been presenting as a Labour member, was not.
  • What Does Supreme Court Permitting Passive Euthanasia Mean?

    What Does Supreme Court Permitting Passive Euthanasia Mean?

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    The Supreme Court has given legal sanction to passive euthanasia in a landmark verdict, permitting ' living will' by patients on withdrawing medical support if they slip into irreversible coma. Advocate Prashant Bhushan, appearing for the NGO, said since a patient in a coma can not express his or her wishes, the law should allow him or her to put down in writing in advance that he or she should not be tortured.
  • SIT arrests illegal arms dealer in Gauri Lankesh murder case

    SIT arrests illegal arms dealer in Gauri Lankesh murder case

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    This content is restricted to site members. VN Vedhmurthy, Naveen's lawyer said Naveen has claimed that he was arrested from Mandya and was not in Bengaluru on February 18. Accused K T Naveen Kumar, 37, an activist of Hindu Yuva Sena , and also associated with the Goa-headquartered radical Hindutva group Sanatan Sanstha, was produced before a city magistrate's court on Friday at the end of eight-day police custody.
  • President Erdogan says Turkey can enter Afrin centre 'at any moment'

    President Erdogan says Turkey can enter Afrin centre 'at any moment'

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    The United States , which has infuriated Turkey with its support for the YPG-led Syrian Democratic Forces (SDF), said Turkey's offensive on Afrin has diverted attention from the fight against Islamic State. "To date 850 square kilometers have been taken under our control". The Syrian government has already condemned the Turkish offensive against Afrin, rejecting Ankara's claim about having informed Damascus of the operation.
  • Russian spy attack inquiry widens

    Russian spy attack inquiry widens

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    They are both still in intensive care after reportedly being exposed to a nerve agent . Detective Sergeant Nick Bailey rushed to the aid of Sergai Skripal. He said the poisoning of the Skripals should in the first instance be treated as a Kremlin-backed plot. Skripal had been "turned" by MI6 in 1995, the FSB said, and had been in contact with British agents at the Moscow embassy.
  • BJP names candidates for eight Rajya Sabha seats

    BJP names candidates for eight Rajya Sabha seats

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    Except for this two, the BJP central election committee chose to field five serving ministers and a party general secretary from the states which they are representing now. As soon as the House met for the day, members from various parties, including TDP, Shiv Sena, TRS, YSR Congress, AIADMK and TMC started raising slogans on their respective issues, following which Speaker Sumitra Mahajan adjourned the proceedings for an hour.
  • European Central Bank holds interest rates steady

    European Central Bank holds interest rates steady

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    Indeed, for all of the well-founded optimism around the euro zone's economic boom since late a year ago, the European Central Bank is no doubt more anxious than it can possibly let on that forward-looking indicators suggest it may already be slowing.
  • Signing of CPTPP signals commitment towards open, liberal trade

    Signing of CPTPP signals commitment towards open, liberal trade

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    Pacific nations will be "drinking more Australian wine, eating more Australian beef and using more Australian services" thanks to a new trade agreement with 10 other countries in the region , according to the trade minister Steve Ciobo. "It is now a trade bloc that discriminates against the U.S". "It's great to see growing global acknowledgement and understanding that we need trade that works for everyone", Mr Parker says.
  • Supreme Court sets aside Kerala high court order, upholds Hadiya's marriage

    Supreme Court sets aside Kerala high court order, upholds Hadiya's marriage

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    The Kerala High Court in May previous year had annulled Hadiya's marriage with Jahan terming it as an instance of "love jihad", after her father Ashokan KM filed a habeas corpus petition. In a submission to the high court, Hadiya rejected the allegations against her husband by the anti-terror investigations agency, before appealing against the decision to the Supreme Court.