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The last surviving member of the U.S. crew that dropped an atomic bomb on Hiroshima has died.

Theodore VanKirk died Monday of natural causes at the retirement home where he lived in Georgia, his son Tom VanKirk said. He was 93.

VanKirk was the navigator of the Enola Gay, a…

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Spurred to action by the downing of the Malaysian airliner, the European Union approved dramatically tougher economic sanctions Tuesday against Russia, including an arms embargo and restrictions on state-owned banks. President Barack Obama swiftly followed with an expansion of U.S. penalties targeting key sectors of the Russian economy.

The coordinated…

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China is holding some of its most extensive military exercises this week off its eastern seaboard, and although rival Japan is unperturbed, they are causing massive disruptions in civilian air traffic in Shanghai and other cities.

Live-fire drills will be held for the next five days off China's coast in…

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A Japanese man who pleaded guilty to assaulting a flight attendant while flying to Hawaii for his honeymoon received a three-month sentence Tuesday in U.S. District Court.

Kenji Okamoto has already served more than two months and is expected to be released in a few weeks.

Okamoto previously pleaded guilty…

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Japan on Tuesday expressed
"strong concern" about the planned sale of French helicopter carriers to Russia, joining some EU countries in opposing the deal as the West believes Russia has failed to meet international demands to end violence in Ukraine.

President Francois Hollande has defied allies Britain and the United…

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McDonald's Japan on Tuesday pulled its profit forecast for the year as it acknowledged that an "appalling" tainted meat scandal at a Chinese supplier would dent its finances.

The head of the fast-food chain's Japanese unit issued a televised apology after halting sales of products with chicken sourced in China…

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Japan and France on Tuesday agreed to enhance defence cooperation, including the joint development of military equipment, Japanese officials said.

Japan's Defence Minister Itsunori Onodera and his French counterpart Jean-Yves Le Drian signed a memorandum of understanding in Tokyo despite Japanese concerns about a planned sale of French warships to…

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A 29-year-old man who disappeared Sunday afternoon while swimming off the coast of Shiofuki park in Ito, Shizuoka Prefecture, was found near a beach 40 kilometers away on Monday.

Coast guard personnel said Yusuke Nakashima was in good health after his ordeal. "We have never heard of anyone drifting nearly…

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A new "Dragon Ball" movie - "Dragon Ball Z" - is scheduled to be released in the spring of 2015, and the teaser trailer is now out.

In the teaser, after Shenron says: "I'll grant you any wish."

A line follows: "We have someone that we want you to restore…

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Taiwan's first lady will resume a rare visit to Japan which was postponed after a diplomatic row over posters for an exhibition of loaned treasured artifacts, officials saidy.

Chow Mei-ching, wife of President Ma Ying-jeou, was set to attend the opening of an exhibition last month of hundreds of artifacts…

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