Edgar Encinas

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The U.S. and Russia Want the Draft of a New Syrian Constitution by August

Russia and the U.S. will work to finalize a draft of a new constitution for Syria by August, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said after several …

Russia

A lawsuit argues that the US should appoint lawyers to represent undocumented children facing deportation

The lawsuit by the American Civil Liberties Union and other groups in federal court in Seattle seeks to force the federal government to provide attorneys for undocumented children facing deportation in immigration hearings.<p>If successful, the move would change longstanding policy that only U.S. …

Japanese Fleet Kills 333 Whales In The Antarctic

Japan's whaling fleet has returned to base with the carcasses of 333 minke whales, in apparent violation of a ruling by the International Court of Justice.<p>Reuters quoted a statement by Japan's Fisheries Agency that said 103 male and 230 female whales were caught during the fleet's summer expedition …

Weakness In The Global Economy; Japan Edition

Setting aside all other considerations and doubts about QQE, there was one factor that was supposed to be unassailable. That was the yen. QQE as a …

Meet the children who lost everything in Japan's 2011 tsunami

Telegraph revisits 12-year-old boys, seen picking through the rubble looking for their mothers after the tsunami, who are still living in temporary housing<p>“It's hard to describe in words how my view of the world has changed,” says Manabu Tsurushiba. “I feel differently about things from how I used …

We're fighting an invisible war -- in cyberspace

Last December, part of the Ukraine saw its power grid suddenly go dark.<p>No one's claimed responsibility, but the grid had been hit by an online attack that took out the system remotely. Experts agree on a likely suspect: the Russian government, headquartered more than 800 miles away.<p>It appears to be …

Cybersecurity

China Lays Out Its Vision to Become a Tech Power

China aims to become a world leader in advanced industries such as semiconductors and in the next generation of chip materials, robotics, aviation …

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What happened to the settlers the Japanese army abandoned in China

Abandoned by their army, 80,000 Japanese civilians died in northeast China, roughly equal to the number who perished after the United States dropped an atomic bomb on the city of Nagasaki.<p>Now, in a small northeast China town named Fangzheng, their memory lives in a one-of-a-kind, all-but-unknown …

Japan to compensate POW for anguish caused by Nagasaki bomb

<b>A Dutch former prisoner-of-war held in Nagasaki when the US dropped an atom bomb on the city has won compensation from the Japanese government.</b><p>Willy Buchel, 95, was the first ex-prisoner of war to receive such a payment, his lawyer said on Tuesday.<p>Mr Buchel filed a lawsuit in May last year over the …

Japan study: A third of working women were sexually harassed

TOKYO (AP) — A Japanese government study has found nearly a third of working women who responded to a survey reported being sexually harassed on the job, such as being subjected to unwanted physical contact or degrading comments.<p>The study, released Tuesday and the first of its kind, examined …

Feminism

Ending a 60 year stalemate: Japan's push to get a peace treaty with Russia

<i>By Tom Holcombe, an intern with the Lowy Institute's International Security Program</i>It's been more than 70 years since World War II ended but there is …

Japanese Regulators Propose FSA to Treat BTC as Conventional Currency

Japanese financial regulators have proposed the Financial Services Agency (FSA) to handle digital currencies such as bitcoin as a conventional …

Cryptocurrency

US military leader says Okinawa base move delayed 2 years

TOKYO (AP) — A controversial plan to move a U.S. Marine Corps base within Okinawa in southern Japan has been pushed back by two years, America's top military official in the Pacific said.<p>Adm. Harry Harris, head of the U.S. Pacific Command, said Tuesday that the shift of the Futenma air station to a …

Military

S. Korea urges Japan to stop provocations over disputed islets

S. Korea urges Japan to stop provocations over disputed islets<p>Source: Xinhua 2016-02-22 16:23:50<p>SEOUL, Feb. 22 (Xinhua) -- South Korea on Monday …

Agua radioactiva impide la reactivación de reactor nuclear en Japón

Las operaciones de <b>reactivación de un reactor nuclear en una central del oeste de Japón fueron suspendidas por una fuga de agua radiactiva</b>, anunció su …

Alcanzan acuerdo provisional para alto al fuego en Siria

El secretario de Estado estadounidense, John Kerry, anunció este domingo que las partes participantes en las <b>negociaciones sobre el alto al fuego en</b> …

US kept nukes on Okinawa: Pentagon

<b>The Pentagon has revealed that the United States had held nuclear weapons on Okinawa, Japan during the Cold War.</b><p>According to a Department of Defense …

National Security

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Get An Intimate Look At Queer Life In Japan

"The more I learned about these quietly revolutionary queer individuals in Japan, the more I wanted to share these stories with the world."<p>"Queer Japan," a powerful new documentary currently in production, examines queer art, culture and activism in the Asian island nation.<p>Because many of the …

Thousands surround Japan parliament in protest at US base plan

TOKYO: Thousands of protesters formed a human chain around Japan's parliament Sunday (Feb 21) in protest at the planned construction of a new US base …

Japan

Nuclear reactor in Japan leaking radioactive water amid nationwide restart

A nuclear power station in Japan is leaking, this time the Takahama plant, about 380km west of Tokyo. The radioactive water leak comes amid a …

Rape charges hang over U.N. peacekeepers in Africa

BANGUI, Central African Republic — Sitting under a mango tree on the outskirts of this capital city, Abdou Mbone, 58, says U.N. peacekeeping troops raped his wife, Halima, before leaving her dead body in the street a year ago.<p>Mbone’s wife had gone to purchase food for dinner before realizing that …

Police and 'militias' attacking refugees at Calais, says charity

French police and armed civilian “militias” have launched a series of attacks against refugees in Calais in the last few weeks, a British charity said.<p>People, including a 10-year-old boy, have been attacked when leaving “the Jungle” migrant camp or in the surrounding area, with two currently in …

Officials: 6 Afghan security men killed in Taliban attacks

KABUL, Afghanistan (AP) — Taliban insurgents killed six Afghan security personnel Saturday in two separate attacks, Afghan officials said.<p>Four …

Rate of Refugees Arriving in Europe Increased in 2016

More refugees arrived in Europe by boat during the first six weeks of 2016 than during the first four months of last year, the United Nations Refugee …

United Nations

The single biggest obstacle facing efforts to stop the Zika virus

The Zika virus, a mosquito-borne disease that has captured the world's attention after half a century of lurking in the shadows, is still relatively unknown to researchers.<p>Yes, there seems to be mounting evidence that the virus might be connected with a rare birth defect called microcephaly, in …

Russia Accuses West of 'New Cold War' Over Syria, Ukraine

MUNICH, Germany — Russia on Saturday accused world powers of fighting “a new Cold War” as Moscow came under pressure from the United States and NATO …

Russia

'It's just not true' - Russia rejects claims that it's bombing civilians in Syria

Russia has rejected accusations that it’s been bombing civilians in Syria.<p>The denial came at a security conference in Munich, as Moscow pressed on with its campaign in support of President Bashar al-Assad.<p>This despite major powers agreeing on Friday to a pause in combat in Syria.<p>“There is no …