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Japanese court OKs Ghosn's release on bail, rejects prosecutors' appeal: media

4 hours 58 min ago
Former Nissan Motor Chairman Carlos Ghosn was set to leave a Japanese jail after the Tokyo District Court on Thursday rejected a prosecutors' appeal against its decision to allow his release on bail, Kyodo News and public broadcaster NHK reported.
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Sri Lanka on edge with scares, lock-downs and sweeps for bomb suspects

5 hours 14 min ago
Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and shut the road leading to the jittery capital's airport because of a bomb scare on Thursday as more people were swept up in the search for those behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359.
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Britain condemns Russian over decree for east Ukraine passports

5 hours 44 min ago
Britain condemned a move by Russia to simplify the procedure for residents of separatist-controlled eastern Ukraine to obtain Russian passports.
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Special Report: New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

6 hours 15 min ago
China's powerful military is considered to be a master at concealing its intentions. But there is no secret about how it plans to destroy American aircraft carriers if rivalry becomes war.
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New missile gap leaves U.S. scrambling to counter China

6 hours 15 min ago
Chinese President Xi Jinping has elevated his country's missile forces to a level where they pose an unprecedented challenge to the aircraft carriers and bases that form the backbone of American military primacy in Asia, a Reuters special report reveals today.
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China leads U.S. on potent super-fast missiles

6 hours 16 min ago
China is leading the U.S. in a race to deploy hypersonic missiles that would defeat existing air defense systems, according to senior U.S. officials.
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Putin says U.S. guarantees unlikely to prompt North Korea to de-nuclearize

6 hours 21 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin said after holding talks with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday that he thought U.S. security guarantees would probably not be enough to persuade Pyongyang to shut its nuclear program.
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Germany, France condemn Russian citizenship decree for Ukraine

7 hours 6 min ago
Germany and France condemn Russia's legislative move simplifying requirements for people in eastern Ukraine to become Russian citizens, Germany's foreign ministry said on Thursday.
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Ex-Nissan boss Ghosn granted $4.5 million bail, with curbs on contacting wife

7 hours 14 min ago
Former Nissan Chairman Carlos Ghosn was set to walk out of a Japanese jail for a second time since his arrest last year on financial misconduct charges, after posting $4.5 million bail
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Putin: nothing wrong with us giving passports to east Ukraine residents

7 hours 18 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Thursday a decision to give residents of Ukrainian rebel regions fast-track access to Russian passports was no different from what some European Union states were already doing.
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Russia's Ukraine passport move aimed to destabilize, exacerbate conflict: EU

7 hours 18 min ago
Russia's decision to ease the granting of Russian citizenship to people living in separatist regions of Ukraine is another attack by Moscow on Ukrainian sovereignty, the European Union said on Thursday, calling on Russian to stop such actions.
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Former Vice President Biden launches White House bid as Democrat frontrunner

7 hours 25 min ago
Former Vice President Joe Biden, a moderate who has made his appeal to working-class voters that deserted the Democrats in 2016 a key part of his political identity, launched a bid for the White House on Thursday as the party's instant frontrunner.
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Goldman, Bank of England and stock exchange targeted by climate activists in London

7 hours 25 min ago
Environmental activists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange, blocked roads near the Bank of England and protested outside banks such as Goldman Sachs on Thursday to try to force Britain to help avert what they cast as a climate cataclysm.
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Tackling climate change can help economy: UK trade minister

7 hours 25 min ago
Britain's trade minister Liam Fox said tackling climate change can bring economic benefits as activists blocked key parts of London's financial district on the final day of protests that have caused mass disruption in London.
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Catalonia: the crisis at the heart of Spain's election

7 hours 26 min ago
Proudly displaying two Spanish flags he brought to wave at a Vox rally, retired police officer Jose Antonio Corrales Sierra says he will vote for the far-right party in Sunday's election and is ditching the mainstream PP conservatives because of Catalonia.
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Bomb scare, suspicious vehicle rattle nervous Sri Lanka amid attack probe

7 hours 29 min ago
Sri Lankan authorities locked down the central bank and the road leading to the jittery capital's airport was shut briefly by a bomb scare on Thursday as more people were swept up in the search for those behind Easter Sunday bombings that killed 359.
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Sri Lankan police arrest three, seize grenades in Colombo raid

7 hours 30 min ago
Sri Lankan police arrested three people, and seized 21 locally made grenades and six swords, during a raid in Colombo, a police spokesman said on Thursday.
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Climate-change protesters block road near Bank of England

8 hours 32 min ago
Climate-change activists blocked a road near the Bank of England as part of the 11th day of direct action aimed at pushing politicians to take more radical measures to protect the environment.
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Goldman Sachs's European headquarters targeted by climate-change activists

8 hours 32 min ago
Environmental activists held a protest outside Goldman Sachs's European headquarters in London on Thursday in attempt to underline what they say is the role the finance industry in fuelling climate change.
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Spurned by U.S., North Korea's Kim holds talks with Putin

8 hours 39 min ago
Russian President Vladimir Putin hosted North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Thursday at a summit intended to show that the United States is not the only power with enough clout to engage with the reclusive communist state on its nuclear program.
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