Tag Archives: Japan

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Japan aquariums say they'll stop getting Taiji-hunt dolphins

TOKYO (AP) — Japan's aquariums have promised to stop acquiring dolphins captured in a bloody hunt that was depicted in the Oscar-winning documentary "The Cove" & caused global outrage. The…

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Governor of Japan's Okinawa to U.S. to press for removal of base

By Elaine Lies TOKYO (Reuters) – The governor of the Japanese island of Okinawa said on Wednesday he will travel to the United States next week to press his demand…

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NATO meets Russians in Brussels, urges Ukraine withdrawal

BRUSSELS (AP) — NATO Secretary-General Jens Stoltenberg & Russia's foreign minister met Tuesday for the first time in three months, & Stoltenberg said he restated the "very strong NATO position"…

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Report: Trial of US reporter held in Iran to start next week

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — The trial of a Washington Post reporter detained in Iran for months will commence next week, a defense lawyer said Tuesday. State TV & other news…

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Frustration with Latin America's left on the rise

CARACAS, Venezuela (AP) — Venezuela's socialist government is struggling to put food on the shelves amid runaway inflation. Brazil's president is facing calls for impeachment. And even Cuba's communist government,…

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Cuba's Elian Gonzalez, former castaway, wants to visit US

HAVANA (AP) — Elian Gonzalez, who spent months with his Florida relatives as a Cuban child at the center of an international custody dispute, said in an interview broadcast Monday…

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Nearly 200 arrested in deadly Texas biker gang shootout

By Jim Forsyth (Reuters) – Nearly 200 people were arrested on Monday a shootout between rival motorcycle gangs a day earlier where nine people were killed & 18 injured at…

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Reforms Will Target 'Coasting' Schools

Headteachers at so-called "coasting" schools may be sacked under reforms laid out in a new Education Bill to be introduced in the Queen's Speech. The reforms would see institutions deemed…

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Businessman Polonsky deported from Cambodia to Russia

MOSCOW (Reuters) – Russian real estate tycoon Sergei Polonsky was deported from Cambodia to Russia on Sunday to face embezzlement charges after evading Russian law enforcement officials for nearly two…

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Djokovic over-runs Federer, Sharapova wins in Rome

ROME (Reuters) – Novak Djokovic boosted his hopes of completing a career Grand Slam at Roland Garros after he lived up to his top billing at the Italian Open by…