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Hague Tribunal rules in favor of Philippines, China to ignore decision

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China has caused irreparable harm to the ecosystem of the Spratly Islands and breached the Philippines’ sovereign rights, the Hague Tribunal has ruled. Beijing has ignored the ruling, saying its islands come with exclusive economic zones, where Chinese people have had activities for 2,000 years. The court said in the 497-page ruling that “There was no legal basis for China to claim historic... 

South Korea seeks free trade agreement with UK after Brexit

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The government of South Korea will push for a free trade agreement with the UK after Britain leaves the European Union, according to the national broadcaster KBS. The decision was made during Friday’s meeting of ministers chaired by Finance Minister Yoo Il-ho, the broadcaster reported. It also said the “government will maintain a stable level of foreign exchange reserves to prepare against financial... 

Japan Behind When it Comes to Migration Because of Ultra-Nationalism

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As Europe tries to sort out the current migrant crisis, there are countries out there which sorely need an influx of much needed labor. Japan is one such country. Radio Sputnik discussed the issue with Japanese-affairs expert Valery Kistanov and Russia’s former envoy to Japan, Alexander Panov. In the coming decades Japan will need 17 million migrants to keep the country working, but changing the... 

US to deploy Missile Defense to South Korea in face of growing North Korea threat

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The US will deploy a high-tech antiballistic-missile system to South Korea “as soon as possible” now that the allies have reached an agreement. The advanced air defense shield will beef up Seoul’s arsenal amid growing nuclear and missile threats from the North. “South Korea and the US have made the joint decision to deploy the THAAD system with US Forces Korea as part of a defensive action... 

Kim Jong-un suffers from Obesity, Insomnia and Addiction to Alcohol

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A member of the ruling party of South Korea, Lee Cheol-woo, shared information about Kim Jong-un’s physical and mental state with reporters. According to Lee Cheol-woo, the North Korean leader has gained quite a lot of weight. Over the past two years, Kim Jong-un has gained about 40 kilos. In 2014, he weighed 90 kilos, then his weight exceeded 100, and now he weighs 130 kilograms, intelligence... 

Nearly 100 killed by lightning strikes in India in 2 days

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Almost 100 people have been killed and dozens more injured in a series of lightning strike incidents in India this week as a monsoon lashed the southern coast. Multiple flashes continue illuminating the sky, as crowds are mourning the victims. At least 93 people have died and 20 more received injuries in the past few days as lightning strikes along with heavy rains and violent thunderstorms swept... 

Japan & South Korea on High Alert as North Korea prepares for Nuke Missile Tests

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Japan is putting its military on high alert, said to be ready to shoot down any missile heading for its territory. It comes amid rumors North Korea is preparing to launch an intermediate-range missile from its east coast. According to a Seoul military source speaking to Yonhap news agency, South Korea is “closely watching after detecting signs that the North is moving toward the launch of what appears... 

Fukushima rice to be sold in Britain

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Rice harvested in Japan’s Fukushima region, heavily affected by a nuclear meltdown in 2011, is returning to the EU, starting with Britain next month, the Japan Times reports. A total of 1.9 tons of Fukushima rice called Ten no Tsubu will be sold in London, making the UK the first EU nation to import the region’s produce after the nuclear disaster. The sale became possible after a long campaign... 

China Devaluates Its Currency Again in Response to Western Rating Agencies

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The Chinese yuan dropped on Wednesday to a five-year low against dollar. The Chinese Central Bank fixed the yuan exchange rate at 6.6001/$1 after on Tuesday the yuan closed at 6.5966/$1. Analysts pointed out several factors that have driven the yuan down. One of the most important among them is strengthening the dollar on expectations of a referendum of Britain leaving the European Union. The vote... 

Japan Parents Abandon Their Boy In The Mountains As Punishment

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The search continues for a 7-year-old boy missing in the bear-infested mountains of Hokkaido, Japan after being abandoned by his parents as punishment. Some 180 rescuers are involved in the search for Yamato Tanooka. After abandoning the boy as a form of punishment on Saturday, the parents returned to the site shortly afterwards to find he was no longer there, according to a police spokesperson. The... 

Germany Cannot Become an Arab Country, EU Taking Too Many Refugees: Dalai Lama

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His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama has said Europe is accepting “too many” refugees and they need to go back, echoing the American spiritual leader Donald Trump. From AFP: The Dalai Lama said in an interview published Thursday that Europe has accepted “too many” refugees, and that they should eventually return to help rebuild their home countries. “When we look into the face of every single... 

Japan University popularizing insect-eating cricket farming

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Gryllus bimaculatus – the cricket species Japanese researchers believe we should be growing. Japan’s Tokushima University has successfully collected public donations for a contraption that will help automatically provide water for crickets, with the ambition of turning ordinary people into farmers of nutritious insects. “Let’s start a big movement from Japan where there is a tradition of... 

Global Elite Ignore Dire Warning at G7 About Economic Collapse

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On Thursday leaders at the G7 in Japan ignored a dire warning issued by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe about the perilous state of the global economy and the risk “of the re-emergence of a Lehman-scale crisis.” The collapse and bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers in 2008, at the time the fourth-largest U.S. investment bank, was the seminal event of the subprime financial crisis. Its implosion resulted in... 

Top Vietnamese Officials Skip Obama Greeting at Airport

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US President Obama in Hanoi Sunday night receives bouquet of flowers. Barack Obama arrived in Communist Vietnam on Sunday night. The country’s top officials skipped the welcoming ceremony. Poor Barack. Nobody respects him, not even the Communist Vietnamese. As a consolation prize they did give him a pretty bouquet. The Communists Cubans snubbed Obama in Havana in March, too. Here’s a list of the... 

Indian Activists Chant Hindu Mantras to Help Donald Trump Win US Election

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Indian activists lit a ritual fire and and chanted Hindu mantras to help Donald Trump win the US elections. Members of the group gathered on a blanket spread out at Jantar Mantar, along with a collection of statues depicting gods including Shiva and Hanuman – as well as photos of a shouting Trump. Deccan Chronicle reported: Around a dozen members of right-wing Hindutva group Hindu Sena lit a ritual... 
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