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Trump says he did not record conversations with former FBI chief Comey


U.S. President Donald Trump said on Thursday he did not make and does not possess any tapes of his conversations with James Comey, after suggesting last month he might have recordings that could damage the former FBI director. "With all of the recently reported electronic surveillance, intercepts, unmasking and illegal… Read


Trump wishes Muslims 'warm greetings' for Eid


U.S. President Donald Trump on Saturday sent warm greetings" to Muslims celebrating the end of Ramadan, after his administration broke with the tradition of hosting a White House event to recognize the holy month. "On behalf of the American people, Melania and I send our warm greetings to Muslims as… Read


Trump's new idea -- a 'solar wall' on Mexican border


U.S. President Donald Trump pitched a new concept to his supporters for the wall he intends to erect on the Mexican border: cover it with solar panels -- and use the energy to cover construction costs. "Yes, we will build a wall," he told a crowd in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.… Read


One dead, 10 injured after vehicle rams into people leaving London mosque


A van plowed into worshippers leaving a London mosque on Monday, injuring 10 people in what witnesses said was a deliberate attack on Muslims. One man, who was already being given first aid at the scene before the vehicle was driven into pedestrians, has died but police said it was… Read


Former TV announcer Mao Kobayashi dies of cancer at 34


Mao Kobayashi, a former Japanese TV announcer and wife of popular kabuki actor Ichikawa Ebizo, passed away late Thursday night at her home in Tokyo after a long and much publicized battle with breast cancer. She was 34. The announcement was made by kabuki theater operator Shochiku early Friday morning.… Read


Gov't starts airing announcement on protection from N Korean missile attack


The government has begun airing a television announcement suggesting how civilians should protect themselves in the event of a missile attack from North Korea. The 30-second broadcast, which will be aired by 43 main and local television stations across the nation through July 6, says that people will be informed… Read


LDP lawmaker to quit party over alleged abuse of secretary


A junior lawmaker submitted an application to leave the ruling Liberal Democratic Party on Thursday, a senior party member said, following allegations that she physically and verbally abused a secretary. The LDP leadership urged second-term House of Representatives lawmaker Mayuko Toyota to leave the party, apparently to avoid an adverse… Read


Okinawa marks 72nd anniversary of fierce WWII ground battle


Okinawa on Friday marked 72 years since the end of a fierce World War II ground battle that killed a quarter of its civilian population, with resentment running deep over the continuing burden islanders bear in hosting the bulk of U.S. military bases in Japan. Touching on a crash-landing accident… Read


S Korea's Moon calls for official apology over 'comfort women'


South Korean President Moon Jae In said in an interview published Tuesday that Japan must "take legal responsibility for its actions" and "make an official apology" in order to resolve controversy over a deal to tackle the issue of women forced to work in wartime brothels for the Japanese military.… Read


Teacher apologizes after making LGBT comment to scold student in class


A teacher at an elementary school in Warabi, Saitama Prefecture, has apologized after parents complained that he used a derogatory term for sexual minorities during class, the local board of education revealed Tuesday. According to Warabi City Board of Education officials, the incident took place on June 12 during 5th-grade… Read

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