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Japan to host early May summit with China and South Korea: sources

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Japan, China and South Korea have agreed in principle to hold a trilateral summit in early May, possibly on May 8 to 9, several diplomatic ...

Trump calls Putin to congratulate him on re-election after winning poll GOP figures call a sham

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders holds the daily briefing at the White House in Washington Tuesday. | REUTERS

President Donald Trump called Russian President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday to congratulate him on his re-election to a fourth term, and they discussed arranging a ...

Weinstein Co. files for bankruptcy, ends all nondisclosure agreements in move seen squelching suits

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Producer Harvey Weinstein participates in a panel at the A&E 2016 Winter TCA in Pasadena, California, in 2016. On Monday, The Weinstein Co. announced it has filed for bankruptcy protection with a buyout offer in hand from a private equity firm, the latest twist in its efforts to survive the sexual abuse scandal that brought down co-founder Weinstein. | RICHARD SHOTWELL / INVISION / VIA AP

U.S. film and TV studio The Weinstein Company, whose ex-Chairman Harvey Weinstein has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, filed for bankruptcy on Monday ...

Rebels blamed as rocket attack on Damascus market kills 35 people

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

A handout picture released by the Syrian Arab News Agency (SANA) on Tuesday shows Syrian civilians and emergency services gathering at the site where a rocket hit a busy shopping area in Damascus' Jaramana area, in one of the deadliest rebel attacks on the Syrian capital. | SANA / HO / VIA AFP-JIJI

Rockets fired on a market in a government-controlled neighborhood of Damascus on Tuesday killed 35 people and wounded more than 20 others, Syrian state-run media ...

Sudan, the world’s last male northern white rhino, dies in Kenya at 45

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Maasai warriors pose with Sudan, the only male of the last three northern white rhino subspecies on the planet, last June. The last male northern white rhino has died in Kenya at the age of 45, his keepers announced on Tuesday, leaving only two females of his subspecies alive. | AFP-JIJI

Sudan, the last male northern white rhino, has died in Kenya at the age of 45, after becoming a symbol of efforts to save his ...

Texas bomber’s change in tactics seen pointing to adaptability and plans for more blasts

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Law enforcement personnel are seen outside a FedEx Store that was closed for investigation, in Austin, Texas, Tuesday. | REUTERS

The bombs were left on porches, then by the side of the road, then at a FedEx facility. The victims were black, then Hispanic, then ...

Trump slams ‘sick people’ for Texas bombings after fifth blast

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

President Donald Trump speaks during roundtable talks on sanctuary cities with law enforcement officers in the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington Tuesday. | AP

U.S. President Donald Trump on Tuesday denounced a series of package bombings in Texas, calling those behind them “very, very sick” following an explosion Tuesday ...

Scrutiny reveals new travel costs embattled EPA head racked up

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Scott Pruitt spent more than $120,000 in public funds last summer for a trip to Italy that included a meeting of ...

Stephen Hawking to join Isaac Newton and Charles Darwin in final resting place

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Physicist Stephen Hawking sits on stage during an announcement of the Breakthrough Starshot initiative with investor Yuri Milner in New York in 2016. | REUTERS

British physicist Stephen Hawking is to take his place among some of the greatest scientists in history when his ashes are interred inside Westminster Abbey, ...

23 expelled Russian diplomats leave Britain in nerve agent crisis, 23 alleged spies also get boot

via The Japan Times    Mar 21, 2018

Russian diplomats' family members ordered to leave Britain as part of a standoff over a nerve agent attack on British soil, leave the gate of the Vnukovo 2 government airport outside Moscow Tuesday. Nearly two dozen Russian diplomats expelled by Britain over the poisoning of an ex-spy arrived home Tuesday, while a scientist involved in the creation of the nerve agent said it could be manufactured by other countries. | AP

Twenty-three expelled Russian diplomats and their families left London for Moscow on Tuesday as Britain and Russia traded recriminations over a nerve agent attack in ...

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