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Iran military says all its drones have returned safely to base: report

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:42
Iran's top military spokesman said all the country's drones had returned safely to base, the semi-official Tasnim news agency reported, after President Donald Trump said a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" one.
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Japan, South Korea dispute over history, trade deepens as man dies of immolation

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:41
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned and admonished South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic dispute over compensation for Korean wartime forced labor that threatens global supply of memory chips and display screens.
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South Korea deputy advisor Kim says Japan's export curbs violate international law

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:40
South Korea's Deputy National Security Adviser Kim Hyun-chong said on Friday that Japan has violated the WTO's principle of free trade and international law by imposing unilateral export restrictions against South Korea while diplomatic efforts have not been exhausted.
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'Fear' and 'favor' chill newsroom at storied Japanese paper

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:33
(This January 25 story corrects to specify the three goals cited by Japan Times management for the style change in the December meeting and to revise the description of management's expectations for the relationship to advertising revenue.)
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South Africa's Zuma due back at corruption inquiry after adjournment

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:31
Former South African president Jacob Zuma was due back at a public inquiry into state corruption on Friday, after his lawyers requested an adjournment because they said he was being questioned unfairly.
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Talks between Venezuela government and opposition continuing, says mediator Norway

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 02:05
Talks between the government of Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro and the opposition are continuing in Barbados, the foreign ministry from mediator Norway said late on Thursday in a rare statement about the progress of the discussions.
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Blast near Afghan university kills six, injures 27

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:53
An explosion on Friday near a gate to the campus of Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed six people and injured at least 27 as students waited to take an examination, officials said.
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Animation fans lay flowers, pay respects at Japan studio ravaged by arson

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:43
Animation fans gathered at the site of Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years on Friday, laying flowers and offering prayers for the 33 people killed in an arson attack on an animation studio.
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Blast near Afghan university kills two, injures 10, official says

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:42
An explosion on Friday outside an entrance to Kabul University in the Afghan capital killed at least two people and injured 10, officials said.
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Australia 'deeply disappointed' by writer's detention in China

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:41
Australia is "deeply disappointed" that Chinese-born writer Yang Hengjun had been transferred to criminal detention in China, Foreign Minister Marise Payne said in a statement on Friday.
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Iran's deputy foreign minister says Tehran has not lost any drones

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:40
Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister Abbas Araqchi denied on Friday that Iran had lost a drone in the Strait of Hormuz after the United States said that a U.S. Navy ship had "destroyed" an Iranian drone.
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Japan, South Korea diplomats trade words in escalating dispute over wartime forced labor

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:35
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic dispute over compensation for Korean wartime forced labor that threatens global supply of memory chips and display screens.
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South Korea rejects Japan call for arbitration over wartime labor dispute

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:34
South Korea on Friday rejected Japan's call for third-party arbitration over a court ruling last year ordering Japanese companies to pay compensation for using South Korean forced labor during World War Two.
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Duterte foes cry foul as Philippine police push sedition charges

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 01:33
Opponents of Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte expressed shock and outrage on Friday at police moves to charge dozens of them with sedition, calling it persecution aimed at stamping out scrutiny of his increasingly powerful rule.
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Pakistan allows consular access to convicted Indian spy after world court ruling

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:16
Pakistan has ordered consular access for Kulbhushan Jadhav, a former Indian naval commander condemned to death for spying, following a decision this week by the International Court of Justice (ICJ).
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Factbox: Key facts and numbers to watch in Japan's July 21 upper house election

Reuters World News - Fri, 07/19/2019 - 00:12
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party and its junior coalition partner, the Komeito party, look set to retain a solid majority in parliament's upper house in a Sunday election, media surveys have shown.
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Japan summons South Korea envoy in escalating row over wartime forced labor

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:17
Japanese Foreign Minister Taro Kono summoned South Korea's ambassador on Friday in a deepening diplomatic row over compensation for Korean wartime forced labor that threatens global supply of microchips and smartphone displays.
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Japan says no comment on International Court of Justice plan in South Korea dispute

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 23:16
Japan's government is considering various steps to resolve the dispute with South Korea over wartime forced laborers, but will not comment on whether it would go to the International Court of Justice (ICJ), a government spokesman said on Friday.
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Japan says Seoul must fix wartime labor issue that violates international law

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 22:24
Seoul must take swift steps to resolve a dispute over the issue of compensation for wartime forced labor, Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono told South Korea's ambassador on Friday, adding that the situation violated international law.
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Suspected arsonist planned Japan's worst mass killing in 18 years: media

Reuters World News - Thu, 07/18/2019 - 21:46
A man suspected of torching an animation studio in western Japan shouted that he had been plagiarized and appeared to have planned the attack, media said on Friday after a blaze that killed 33 people in Japan's worst mass killing in two decades.
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