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Trump Invokes John Kelly's Late Son In Continuing To Swipe At Obama

President Donald Trump on Tuesday sought to deflect criticism of his widely disputed comments on fallen soldiers by invoking his chief of staff’s son, a U.S. soldier killed in combat. Yahoo

US tells Japan it wants to start FTA talks

The U.S. has for the first time told Japan it has a “strong interest” in starting talks over a potential free trade agreement between the two countries. (Nikkei) News On

McConnell Hits Back At Steve Bannon: 'Winners Make Policy, Losers Go Home'

WASHINGTON ― Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) on Monday responded to reports that former White House chief strategist Steve Bannon is recruiting candidates to challenge GOP incumbents in next

Operator of Tokyo ‘JK’ teen dating service arrested

A man has been arrested for hiring a female high school student for a Tokyo dating service after she allegedly ended up having paid sex … Read more … The

Let permanent foreign residents participate in local elections: Komeito chief Yamaguchi

Natsuo Yamaguchi, head of lay Buddhist-backed Komeito, said Monday that permanent foreign residents should be granted the right to vote in local elections, presenting a … Read more … The

North Korea calls Trump a ‘strangler of peace’ – RSS Channel – Regions – Asia

Service Workers To Rally Against Trump Immigration Policies

The hospitality workers union Unite Here was tangling with Donald Trump long before he ever became president. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

Senior Catalan official says any talks with Madrid ‘would aim at independence’

A senior Catalan official said Saturday that an offer of talks with Madrid over his region’s independence push is aimed at negotiating secession from Spain, … Read more … The

Australia Debates: Does Warming Planet Really Need More Coal?

Backers of a giant mine promise thousands of jobs, but the plan has provoked one of the most fervent environmental campaigns in Australian history. NYT > Asia Pacific

Dear North Korea, it's President Trump

A letter from President Trump to another large-handed leader, Kim Jong Un. Yahoo News – Latest News & Headlines

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