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Japan launched an economic stimulus package worth more than 28 trillion yen ($266 billion) on Wednesday, days before the central bank is expected to unveil its own growth-boosting measures.

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe announced the program in a speech in Fukuoka, giving few details except to say it would include…

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With a reputation for being "no go" areas, Rio de Janeiro's favelas are an unlikely attraction for visitors but a project to map the city's slums aims to draw in business from some of the thousands of spectators expected at the Olympic Games.

Rio's sprawling shanty towns are home to…

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It's 30 chapters long and almost nobody has read it, but the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal is the unlikely villain at both political conventions.

In Philadelphia this week, opponents interrupted Democratic National Convention speakers with chants of "No TPP" and expressed relief that Bernie Sanders and Hillary Clinton opposed it.…

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Exile singer Atsushi sings the Japanese national anthem before a baseball game between the Los Angeles Dodgers and the Tampa Bay Rays in Los Angeles on Tuesday.

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Police in Midori, Gunma Prefecture, said Wednesday they have arrested a 14-year-old girl on suspicion of strangling her 76-year-old grandfather to death.

According to police, the girl used an electrical appliance cord to strangle her grandfather at their home at around 3 p.m. on Tuesday. Sankei Shimbun reported that the…

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Ichiro Suzuki moved within three hits of his 3,000th Major League Baseball hit on Tuesday with a one-for-five performance at the plate in the Miami Marlins' 5-0 win over the Philadelphia Phillies.

The 42-year-old Marlins outfielder had already etched a piece of baseball history in June, when he took his…

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Tokyo Electric Power Co (TEPCO) has filed an official request with Pokemon Go smartphone app developer Niantic to change the game’s settings so that no virtual Pokemons appear within the premises of any of the company’s nuclear power plants.

The move was conducted after TEPCO said it has detected at…

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Officials at Nissan's U.S. auto plant in Canton, Mississippi refused to meet Tuesday with a French legislator seeking information on workers' efforts to organize a union.

Christian Hutin, a member of France's National Assembly, was in Mississippi on a fact-finding mission on working conditions at Nissan, which is partly controlled…

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Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon is calling for an Olympic truce and urging all warring parties to lay down their weapons and put aside difference during the upcoming summer games in Rio de Janeiro.

The U.N. chief said in a video posted on Twitter Tuesday that the International Olympic Committee and the…

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France was seeking Wednesday to understand how a jihadist awaiting trial on terror charges could attack a small-town church in broad daylight, killing a priest in the latest atrocity claimed by the Islamic State group.

Adel Kermiche was one of two attackers who stormed the church in the northern town…

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