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Jair Bolsonaro: The far-right politician wooing young Brazilian voters

In Cuiabá, the capital of Brazil’s inland soyabean-growing state of Mato Grosso, Rafael Yonekubo shows pictures on his telephone of his idol — …

Excluded Venezuelan leader calls Americas summit 'failure' | Reuters

CARACAS (Reuters) - Venezuela’s President Nicolas Maduro, excluded from the Summit of the Americas due to regional censure of his democratic record, mocked the meeting in Lima as a “complete failure” on Saturday.<p>Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro (C) waves during a ceremony with militia members …

Venezuela

Venezuela Anti-U.S. Revolt Collapses in Poverty, Mass Migration

After using the Summit of the Americas for more than a decade to help whip up anti-U.S. sentiment in Latin America, Venezuela this week found out how …

Venezuela

Popular ramen chain Ichiran charged with breaking Japanese labour laws by overworking foreign students

TOKYO - Ichiran, the popular ramen chain that draws long snaking queues of tourists and locals alike, was on Tuesday (March 6) charged with violating …

Japan

Allegations of Document Tampering Revive Abe Scandal in Japan

Allegations that public documents may have been altered have revived a controversy over a heavily discounted sale of public land to a school with …

Japan

The $80 Billion Train Project Caught in Scandal

A widening scandal that has led to arrests of executives from two construction companies threatens to put the brakes on Japan’s plan to build the …

Japan

'Surreal' Trump meeting on guns left Republicans reeling, Democrats optimistic

<b>(CNN) —</b> Nobody knew quite what to think.<p>After a wide-ranging, televised meeting Wednesday at the White House, Democrats walked away stunned and with some tepid optimism that something substantial could happen on guns, while Republicans appeared flummoxed.<p>After all, President Donald Trump had defied …

Donald Trump

Syrian army, allies, take last IS stronghold in Syria - commander | Reuters

Islamic State takes back half of Syrian town from Syrian army, allies: Observatory | Reuters

BEIRUT (Reuters) - The Syrian Observatory for Human Rights said on Friday that Islamic State has taken back control of half of the Syrian town of Albu Kamal.<p>The Syrian army declared it had captured the eastern border town on Thursday with the help of its allies.<p>Reporting by Sarah Dadouch; Editing …

In the Debate Over North Korea, Does Anyone Care What South Korea Thinks?

In mid-September, during the United Nations General Assembly, the newly elected president of South Korea, Moon Jae-in, held a banquet for Korean-Americans in a Midtown Manhattan hotel. The grand ballroom was crowded with dark-suited businessmen and hipster chefs, philanthropists and clergy, dancers …

South Korea's chaebol reform is effective, analyst says

South Korea's corporate governance reforms are real change, says Jim McCafferty, head of Asia Research ex-Japan for Nomura Securities.

PUBG Publisher Announces New Game, And It's Very Different

After basically conquering the world with PUBG, what's next for the game's publisher, Bluehole Studios? Something completely different. The Korean company today announced Ascent: Infinite Realm, a steampunk MMORPG. The game is being made by Kakao Games (Tera) and is published by Bluehole.<p>Infinite …

Brazil’s president charged with leading a criminal organisation

<b>The president of Brazil has been charged with leading a criminal organisation and obstruction of justice.</b><p>Michel Temer, who reportedly denies any …

Brazil

Morgan Stanley Isn't Buying This Week's Argentina Peso Rally

Investors heartened by the stronger-than-estimated support for President Mauricio Macri’s party in last weekend’s elections sent the peso to the …

Argentina Stocks Soar After Macri Party Election Wins

By<p>Aug. 14, 2017 1:51 p.m. ET<p>Argentina's equities are jumping higher after the ruling coalition did better than expected in primary legislative …

North Korea says its nuclear weapons pose threat only to US and not other countries

The comments are seen as part of Pyongyang's bid to ease its isolation following tough UN sanctions.<p>North Korea has claimed that its nuclear weapons …

Japan faces China's wrath for backing India on Doklam issue

After Japanese ambassador in India Kenji Hiramatsu backed New Delhi, the Chinese foreign ministry has warned Japan to get its facts clear before …

Video: “My Son Asked if It Was the End of the World”: Rio de Janeiro Favela Protests Police Raids

Rio de Janeiro is in the middle of an unprecedented wave of violence, and nowhere in the city is feeling that more acutely than the favela of …

View from the Rio favelas: 'We hit rock bottom, financially and socially'

We need to talk about Rio de Janeiro. In my first article for the Guardian in August 2015 , I said we were not ready for another mega event. I had some criticism from friends, who said such words were arrogant. But I think sometimes it hurts to see the sad reality of life in Rio. We hit rock …

Brazil

President strips Venezuelan Parliament of its power

Venezuela’s president has just stripped the country’s parliament of its power as the political crisis worsens.<p>The actual stripping was carried out by …

Venezuela

How to Train Your Brain to Get What You Want in 60 Days | Inc.com

In April 2015, I got serious about my goal to become a professional writer. I had written an e-book, <i>Slipstream Time Hacking,</i>and was anxious to know how to traditionally publish it. At that time, I had just barely put up my own website and had a subscriber base of zero.<p>I decided literary agents …

China demands India remove troops from disputed border region

China has demanded India immediately remove troops from the border amid an increasingly tense stand-off in the remote frontier region beside the Himalayan kingdom of Bhutan.<p>The Chinese foreign ministry on Thursday said India had been building up troops and repairing roads along its side of the …

China

Netflix Sets ‘Bardo’; First Chinese-Language Original Is Karmic Jailbreak Thriller

Amid the flurry of new international originals announced by Netflix this week comes word of its first Chinese-language series. Hailing from Taiwan …

Death Row

Two Powers Face Off Over Bhutan

Tiny Bhutan finds itself in the middle of a territorial dispute between India and China that has two nuclear powers with swelling national ambitions on the brink of conflict.<p>At issue is a 34-square-mile patch of remote Himalayan territory on the Dolam Plateau. On June 16, Chinese troops …

White Privilege as a Western Student in China

You don't need a 4.0 to get serious scholarship money.<p>When some friends of mine came back from an exchange program in Beijing, each with a wad of $1,200 in cash they'd received from the Chinese government, my response was, "Um, what?"<p>The cash was their scholarship money, given to them in crisp 100 …

South Korea spy agency admits trying to rig 2012 presidential election

South Korea’s spy agency has admitted it conducted an illicit campaign to influence the country’s 2012 presidential election, mobilising teams of experts in psychological warfare to ensure that the conservative candidate, Park Geun-hye, beat her liberal rival.<p>An internal investigation by the …

South Korea

This is the famed Russian tank corps that Putin is sending to NATO's borders

As many as 100,000 Russian troops will be arriving in Belarus in September for the Zapad military exercises, and with them will be a storied tank corps.<p>The 1st Guards Tank Army, a historic corps-sized formation that President Vladimir Putin re-assembled in 2015, is being sent to take part in the …

Japan’s First Lady Ignoring Trump Like A Boss Is All Of Us Trying To Avoid That Annoying Person

Just like all great pranksters, Akie Abe, the Japanese first boss lady went to dinner with her husband, Japanese prime minster, Shinzo Abe and other …

Brazil expects more Chinese investment: Sao Paulo mayor - Business

SAO PAULO — The Brazilian economy is just starting to recover and expects more investment from China, Sao Paulo Mayor Joao Doria told Xinhua here …