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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe held talks Thursday with his British and German counterparts to confirm that they will work with the other Group of Seven economies to ensure stable financial markets and economic growth after Britain's recent decision to leave the European Union.

In separate telephone talks, Abe called on…

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Venus Williams accused Wimbledon officials of discriminating against its women champions and wants "equality" when it comes to scheduling matches on its two biggest show courts.

After two days of rain created a backlog of matches, the five-times Wimbledon champion was sent to the 782-seater Court 18 on Thursday, an…

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The Hiroshima city government will loan some of the paper cranes made by U.S. President Barack Obama to the Nagasaki Atomic Bomb Museum, a municipal official said Thursday.

Obama gave four cranes to the Hiroshima Peace Memorial Museum and elementary and junior high school students who welcomed him during his…

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An American sailor has tapped a cloud-based technology for mobile phones to make it easier to have volunteers take turns driving drunk friends home, an initiative that has curtailed drunken driving among the Navy ranks.

The effort, tested at the Naval Sea Systems Command in Charleston, South Carolina, from February,…

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Japan national soccer team captain Makoto Hasebe announced that he will be tying the knot in July.

The 32-year-old captain and midfielder posted a short message on his official blog late Tuesday night, which read: “I wanted to announce it here before anywhere else. I will be getting married next…

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Almost half the 683 people invited this year to join the organization that bestows the Oscars are women and nearly as many people of color, the body announced in a bid to honor its vow to push for more diversity.

The record number of invitees include rising young stars John…

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From left, director Roland Emmerich, Japanese actor Tatsuya Fujiwara, actors Liam Hemsworth, Jeff Goldblum and Maika Monroe, pose next to a daruma (Bodhidharma) doll for photographers during a promotional event for the movie Independence Day: Resurgence in Tokyo on Thursday.

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The Kumamoto District Court on Thursday decided to retry an 83-year-old man who served a prison term for fatally stabbing an acquaintance in southwestern Japan in 1985.

The court said "doubts have been raised" over the credibility of Koki Miyata's initial confessions, pointing to "contradictions" found between what he said…

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