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  • Picture of the Day › Friday fishingnew
    29 July 2016, 9:43 am - people fish in the moat near the newly opened tokyo garden terrace kioicho commercial complex on friday. the complex, which opened wednesday on the site of the former grand prince hotel akasaka, has offices, shops, restaurants and apartment units
  • Business › BOJ opts for modest stimulus expansionnew
    29 July 2016, 9:13 am - japan's central bank opted friday for a modest expansion of its lavish monetary stimulus to help perk up sluggish growth and combat deflation. the measures fell short of expectations among many investors for more aggressive action, but bank of japan
  • Politics › Abe to reshuffle cabinet on Aug 3new
    29 July 2016, 8:28 am - japan's top government spokesman said on friday that prime minster shinzo abe will reshuffle his cabinet on aug 3 to accelerate his abenomics economic policies. chief cabinet secretary yoshihide suga told a news conference that the cabinet will
  • Sports › Nationals win 4-2 in opener of key series against Giantsnew
    29 July 2016, 7:09 am - washington's shawn kelley struck out san francisco's angel pagan with the bases loaded in the bottom of the ninth inning to end the game and give the nationals a 4-2 win against the giants in the opening game of a key four-game series between
  • National › Emperor likely to publicly express view about his role, possibly in Augnew
    29 July 2016, 6:20 am - the imperial household agency is considering arranging an opportunity for japan's 82-year-old emperor akihito to express his thoughts to the public about fulfilling his role, possibly in early august, government sources said friday, amid speculation
  • World › Clinton promises steady hand in dangerous worldnew
    29 July 2016, 4:25 am - promising americans a steady hand, hillary clinton cast herself thursday night as a unifier for divided times, an experienced leader steeled for a volatile world. she aggressively challenged republican donald trump's ability to do the same. "imagine
  • Picture of the Day › Hot campaignnew
    29 July 2016, 3:37 am - former internal affairs and communications minister hiroya masuda, right, campaigns for sunday's tokyo gubernatorial election on friday.
  • World › Australia refuses to nominate former PM Rudd for top U.N. jobnew
    29 July 2016, 2:56 am - australia's government rejected a request by former prime minister kevin rudd on friday that it back his late bid for the top united nations job, effectively crushing the former diplomat's hopes of nabbing the post after he spent months lobbying for
  • Crime › Knife attacker said 'Hitlerism' occurred to him in Febnew
    29 July 2016, 2:45 am - a man who went on a stabbing rampage at a care facility for the disabled near tokyo earlier this week said in february "hitlerism" had occurred to him, local officials said thursday. satoshi uematsu, a 26-year-old former employee at the facility, is
  • Business › Tepid economic data report raises BOJ stimulus pressurenew
    29 July 2016, 2:36 am - japan on friday published another batch of tepid inflation and spending data, heaping pressure on the central bank to respond with a fresh round of stimulus to boost the faltering economy. bank of japan policymakers wrap up a meeting later in the

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  • Pope, at Auschwitz, asks God to forgive 'so much cruelty'new
    29 July 2016, 3:38 pm - oswiecim, poland (reuters) - seated on a bench near the gate to the auschwitz death camp site in poland, pope francis prayed in silence on friday in tribute to the 1.5 million people, most of them jews, killed there by nazi occupiers during world war
  • San Diego police say officer fatally shot, another woundednew
    29 July 2016, 3:33 pm - (reuters) - a san diego police officer was fatally shot and another was injured at a traffic stop late on thursday, police said on friday, and a wounded suspect was taken into custody. (image) (image) (image) (image)
  • SABMiller board to recommend final AB InBev offernew
    29 July 2016, 3:28 pm - london (reuters) - the board of brewer sabmiller will recommend shareholders approve the final takeover offer by anheuser busch inbev , the company said on friday, capping a week of high drama about the fate of the consumer industry's biggest-ever
  • Florida reports evidence of local Zika transmissionnew
    29 July 2016, 3:18 pm - orlando, fla. (reuters) - four people in miami likely contracted zika locally through mosquito bites, florida's governor said on friday, the first evidence that the virus tied to a rare but serious birth defect is circulating in the continental
  • French church attacker: from troubled childhood to altar killernew
    29 July 2016, 3:07 pm - saint-etienne-du-rouvray, france (reuters) - adel kermiche was an attention-seeking child whose behavioral problems frequently led him to a psychiatric hospital and later a specialist school. he died a cold blooded killer who slit the throat of an
  • Turkey shakes up armed forces, U.S. says purges harming cooperationnew
    29 July 2016, 2:41 pm - ankara/istanbul (reuters) - president tayyip erdogan angrily rejected western criticism of purges under way in turkey's military and other state institutions after a failed coup, suggesting some in the united states were on the side of the
  • U.S. Democratic congressional group confirms it was hackednew
    29 July 2016, 2:40 pm - washington (reuters) - the u.s. democratic congressional campaign committee confirmed on friday that it had been the target of a cyber security incident similar to other recent attacks, including the theft of documents from the democratic national
  • Accepting White House nomination, Clinton offers 'clear-eyed' visionnew
    29 July 2016, 1:58 pm - philadelphia (reuters) - u.s. presidential candidate hillary clinton cast herself as the steady leader at a "moment of reckoning" for america, contrasting her character with what she described as a dangerous and volatile donald trump. (image)
  • Inventory liquidation weighs on U.S. second-quarter GDP growthnew
    29 July 2016, 1:32 pm - washington (reuters) - the u.s. economy grew far less than expected in the second quarter as inventory investment fell for the first time in nearly five years, but a surge in consumer spending pointed to underlying strength. (image) (image) (image)
  • The year of 'Neither': Why Reuters/Ipsos is tweaking its U.S. presidential pollnew
    29 July 2016, 10:15 am - new york (reuters) - in a presidential campaign notable for its negativity, the option of “neither” candidate appears to be an appealing alternative, at least to participants in the reuters/ipsos opinion poll. (image) (image) (image)