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Armed forces to be deployed to key sites in Britain after Manchester suicide bombing


Soldiers will be deployed to key sites in Britain to boost security as the country raised its terror threat to the highest level of"critical" following a suicide attack in Manchester that killed 22 people, including children. Police on Tuesday said they believed British-born Salman Abedi, aged 22, carried out Britain's… Read


At least 19 dead, 50 injured by blast at Ariana Grande concert in Manchester


At least 19 people were killed and 59 wounded in an explosion at the end of a concert by U.S. singer Ariana Grande in the English city of Manchester on Monday, in what was a suspected suicide bombing. Prime Minister Theresa May said the incident was being treated as a… Read


Gov't considers splitting school holidays to ease travel congestion


The Japanese government is considering splitting up schools' long summer holidays, the government's top spokesman said Monday, in a move hoped to lessen crowds and shorten queues in peak times at family tourism destinations. The government also plans to encourage companies to make it easier for parents to seek time… Read


Trump seals $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia


Under political fire at home, U.S. President Donald Trump sealed a $110 billion arms deal with Saudi Arabia on Saturday on his maiden foreign trip as he struggled to shift attention from the aftermath of his firing of the director of the FBI. The arms deal, plus other investments that… Read


Trump budget calls for deep cuts to social safety net


The White House on Tuesday delivered to Congress a proposed budget for 2018 that would make deep cuts in programs for the poor as well as diplomacy and foreign aid, while boosting defense spending and border security. The plan claims it would help balance the budget within 10 years --… Read


Trump facing a crisis he can't manage with tweet or taunt


The appointment of former FBI Director Robert Mueller as special counsel overseeing the federal government's Russia investigation has dramatically raised the legal and political stakes and put U.S. President Donald Trump's young presidency in dangerous waters just four months after he was sworn into office. White House and campaign records… Read


15-year-old arrested over forcing classmate to eat insect, dog feces


A 15-year-old high school student in Tokyo has been arrested on suspicion of forcing a classmate to eat a grasshopper and dog feces, police said Tuesday. The Metropolitan Police Department said the suspect has admitted to the alleged bullying cases which took place last fall when they were third-year students… Read


Tokyo police urge go-kart tour companies to improve safety measures


Tokyo police requested Monday companies hosting go-kart city tours on public roads improve safety measures due to the increasing popularity of the attraction among foreign tourists. The Metropolitan Police Department said it asked five go-kart rental companies in Tokyo to encourage patrons to wear helmets and protective gear while driving.… Read


Flynn declines to comply with U.S. Senate subpoena in Russia probe


Former White House national security adviser Michael Flynn declined on Monday to comply with a subpoena from the Senate Intelligence Committee as it investigates possible Russian interference in the 2016 U.S. election. Flynn invoked his Fifth Amendment protection against self-incrimination, according to a letter to the Senate committee from his… Read


Japan protests against U.N. privacy expert's queries on conspiracy bill


Japan on Monday protested against a letter to Prime Minister Shinzo Abe from a U.N. independent expert raising concerns that planned legislation targeting conspiracies to commit terrorism and other crimes could allow police to trample civil liberties. The protest by Chief Cabinet Secretary Yoshihide Suga drew a stiff rejoinder from… Read

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