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February 7, 2019
Japanese apartment provider finds more building defects Rental unit provider Leopalace21 said Thursday that possible construction code violations were found in an additional 1,324 of its apartment buildings, a discovery that will require the relocation of roughly 14,000 tenants. (Nikkei) Posted: February 7, 2019 9:54 pm by News On Japan
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UN urges Japan to ban corporal punishment at home A UN committee has urged the Japanese government to legally ban corporal punishment of children at home. (NHK) Posted: February 7, 2019 9:53 pm by News On Japan
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16-year-old girl arrested for extortion in sugar daddy case A 16-year-old female high student has been arrested for extorting a man she met while engaging in papakatsu — the practice of a sugar daddy paying young girls in exchange for having dinner and dates. (Japan Today) Posted: February 7, 2019 9:51 pm by News On...
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Abe stresses resolve for peace treaty with Russia Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe says he’s determined to settle the country’s territorial issue with Russia and conclude a peace treaty. (NHK) Posted: February 7, 2019 9:28 pm by News On Japan
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Broken Bond: The Little-Known Tragedy of Forced Adoptions in East Germany The East German state had a habit of taking children from politically undesirable parents and giving them up for adoption. It is a horrific aspect of the communist regime that has never received the attention it deserves. That may now be changing. Posted: February 7, 2019...
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Interview with Kenneth Clarke on Brexit: 'We Can't Carry On Being So Insane' In an interview, former British government minister Kenneth Clarke, the longest-serving member of the House of Commons, discusses the destructive force of Brexit and the “fanatics” inside his own Conservative Party, who he believes are still seeking revenge against Margaret Thatcher. Posted:...
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Mann+Hummel: Hidden champion fights fine particles In many German cities, official thresholds for air pollution through particulates and nitrogen oxides have been exceeded for a long time. Germany’s Mann+Hummel is working on technology to filter out the harmful dust. Posted: February 7, 2019 3:40 pm by DW.com
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Helping young French entrepreneurs take their first business steps A survey carried out by the polling institute Vivavoice at the end of 2017 showed that 72 percent of those in the 16-20 age group think that starting a business in France is difficult. But the country is making a big effort to nurture its entrepreneurs....
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France Recalls Ambassador to Italy, Revealing Strains at Europe’s Core Building tensions reached a breaking point after Italy’s deputy prime minister, Luigi Di Maio, met this week in France with a Yellow Vest leader. Posted: February 7, 2019 12:28 pm by NY Times
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What's behind America's Nord Stream objections? Time could be running out for the Nord Stream 2 project as France may withhold support. The project to bring gas from Russia directly to Germany has many detractors, especially America. Posted: February 7, 2019 12:27 pm by DW.com
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