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Ukraine Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin, left, shakes hands with Japanese Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida during their joint news conference at the foreign ministry's Iikura guest house in Tokyo on Monday. Klimkin flew into Japan on Monday, the first visit to Japan by a Ukrainian cabinet minister since Russia's annexation of…

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Backed by Iranian-supported Shiite militias, Iraqi forces launched a large-scale offensive Monday to retake Saddam Hussein's hometown from the Islamic State group, the first in a series of campaigns to try to reclaim large parts of northern Iraq from the Sunni extremists.

Previous attempts to capture the symbolic city have…

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The 23-year-old Ukrainian model who was with slain opposition leader Boris Nemtsov tearfully recounted Monday their last dinner in a chic Red Square restaurant and their walk onto a nearby bridge — but said she did not see the gunman who pulled the trigger.

The emotional account by Anna Duritskaya…

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Moscow and Kiev agreed a gas delivery deal until the end of March after EU-brokered talks in Brussels Monday, securing supplies to Europe after a row over supplies to rebel-held eastern Ukraine, the EU said.

"I am satisfied that we managed to safeguard the full application of the Winter Package…

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Western values are a "ticket to hell," a newspaper published by China's Communist Party said in a recent editorial that held up Ukraine and some Arab countries as examples of outside ideas causing turmoil.

It was the latest colorful example of a rising level of invective targeting critics of the…

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A 65-year-old man who was arrested and jailed for causing trouble at a gasoline station in Mitaka, Tokyo, was rearrested after he returned to the same gas station upon his release and threatened the owner, police said Monday.

According to police, Hajime Haruyama was first arrested on Feb 11 after…

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People who drink four to six cups of coffee daily may be less likely to get multiple sclerosis, according to new international research.

"Caffeine intake has been associated with a reduced risk of Parkinson's and Alzheimer's diseases," said lead author Ellen Mowry of the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine…

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Honda Aircraft Co has announced that its HondaJet will have its first test flight in Japan in April. The jet had its initial flight last summer at the company's world headquarters in Greensboro, North Carolina, marking another milestone toward aircraft certification and entry into service in 2015.

Honda said it…

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Running short of dramatically new phone designs, leaders of the world's wireless industry agree their next big idea is 5G, shorthand for the fifth generation of networks they expect to have up and running by 2020.

But first they'll have to decide what 5G needs to do that the current,…

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