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  • Taiwan fires ‘aircraft carrier killer’ missile toward China, hitting trawler in fatal accident July 1, 2016
    A Taiwanese warship mistakenly launched a supersonic “aircraft carrier killer” missile toward China on Friday, hitting a fishing boat and killing one person, the navy said, as ties between the island and its once bitter rival deteriorate. The Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) missile flew about 75 km (45 miles) before hitting the trawler in waters […] The post Ta […]
  • Belarus cuts four zeroes off currency amid economic woes July 1, 2016
    Belarus has redenominated its currency, cutting four zeroes off its face value, as the country struggles with recession. Friday’s redenomination is the third since the nation of 10 million became independent after the 1991 Soviet collapse. The Belarusian ruble, which had traded at 20,000 to the dollar before the move, now stands at 2 rubles […] The post Bela […]
  • Spurned by Sakurai, LDP mulls ex-internal affairs chief Masuda as candidate for Tokyo governor July 1, 2016
    The ruling Liberal Democratic Party is considering fielding former Iwate Gov. Hiroya Masuda in the July 31 Tokyo gubernatorial election, a senior official of the LDP’s Tokyo chapter said Friday. The former internal affairs and communications minister is the LDP’s second choice after Shun Sakurai, who was formerly the vice minister but refused to run […] The […]
  • In-control Takanashi guides Fighters to eighth consecutive victory July 1, 2016
    Hirotoshi Takanashi continued his strong run as a starter with seven scoreless innings on Friday as the Hokkaido Nippon Ham Fighters beat the Pacific League-leading Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks 5-2, extending their winning streak to eight games. Takanashi (4-2) has allowed one unearned run over 18 innings since being inserted into the starting rotation on June […] […]
  • Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel opens in Osaka July 1, 2016
    Japan’s tallest Ferris wheel started operating Friday at a large commercial complex in Suita, Osaka, Ferris Wheel Investment Co. said. The Redhorse Osaka Wheel stands 123 meters high over Expocity, a retail and entertainment complex that opened last November at Expo ’70 Commemorative Park, the site of the 1970 World Exposition. “I was scared but […] The post […]
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