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You might start seeing more ads when getting directions from Google's popular mapping service.

The ads, called "promoted pins," will highlight restaurants and other merchants located along your way. They'll show up inside the directions map as Google routes you to your destination.

Google has displayed text ads alongside its…

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The yen surged on Thursday, taking some of the wind out of the sails of the recently buoyant dollar and prompting investors to cover positions against a backdrop of potential event risks, including a speech by Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen.

The dollar earlier had stuck close to recent ranges,…

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An American man has been sentenced to 18 months in prison for dumping the body of his ex-lover in a bay in Kanagawa Prefecture last year.

The Yokohama District Court handed down the sentence on Gregory Gumo, 41, on Wednesday, Fuji TV reported. Gumo was originally charged with murdering Mariko…

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America's nuclear force still uses floppy disks designed in the 1970s to coordinate some of its functions, according to a watchdog report released.

The report by the Government Accountability Office points to a number of worryingly outdated "legacy systems" still in use across the U.S. government that are in desperate…

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Japanese Prime Minster Shinzo Abe escorted Group of Seven (G7) leaders to the Shinto religion's holiest site on Thursday before a summit covering topics from risks to the global economy to refugees and China's maritime assertiveness.

Abe greeted U.S. President Barack Obama and other G7 partners one-by-one at Ise Grand…

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From left, Eikei Suzuki, governor of Mie Prefecture, European Council President Donald Tusk, Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi, German Chancellor Angela Merkel, U.S. President Barack Obama, Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, French President Francois Hollande, British Prime Minister David Cameron, Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau and European Commission President Jean-Claude…

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Republican presidential hopeful Donald Trump stumped in California, the U.S. state with the largest Hispanic population, doubling down on his anti-immigration position but assuring that "Mexican people" will vote for him in November.

The presumptive Republican nominee took the stage in Anaheim, outside Los Angeles, with police on high alert…

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Johnny Depp's wife has filed for divorce, citing irreconcilable differences after a year of marriage.

Court records show Amber Depp, an actress known as Amber Heard, filed for divorce on Monday and is seeking spousal support from the Oscar-nominated actor.

Heard listed their date of separation as Sunday. The pair…

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As Mitsubishi Motors acknowledged publicly last month that it cheated on fuel economy tests - its third scandal in two decades - its chief, Osamu Masuko, quietly called in on his counterpart at partner Nissan Motor's headquarters.

Masuko, several Mitsubishi group executives said, gave Carlos Ghosn his blunt assessment: even…

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From Walt Disney's hand-signed Mickey Mouse doll to his animator's desk and chairs, a trove of the late animation entrepreneur's memorabilia will go up for auction next month and offers a glimpse into the origins of the "mouse house."

The "Collecting Disney" auction, held by Van Eaton Galleries on June…

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