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Fukushima Radiation Becomes Latest Japan-South Korea Sore Point
Fukushima Radiation Becomes Latest Japan-South Korea Sore Point

(Bloomberg) -- Radiation from the crippled Fukushima nuclear plant is becoming the latest source of tension between Japan and South Korea, potentially undercutting Tokyo's effort to promote the 2020 Olympics.In recent days, South Korean officials have summoned a Japanese diplomat to express concern about a planned release of treated radioactive water into the ocean by Tepco, the plant's owner. They're also pushing for independent radiation checks at Olympic venues and proposing a separate cafeteria for their athletes, citing concerns about contaminated food.The radiation dispute is threatening to prolong tensions between the two U.S. allies, who have spent much of the summer trading...

Is Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited
Is Hindustan Oil Exploration Company Limited's (NSE:HINDOILEXP) P/E Ratio Really That Good?

Today, we'll introduce the concept of the P/E ratio for those who are learning about investing. To keep it practical...

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Here's What Vikas Proppant & Granite Limited's (NSE:VIKASPROP) P/E Ratio Is Telling Us

This article is written for those who want to get better at using price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We'll look at...

CORRECTED-UPDATE 2-Australia says it will join U.S.-led defence effort in Strait of Hormuz
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  • 2019-08-21 01:36:06Z

Australia will join the United States in a coalition of countries protecting oil tankers and cargo ships from threats posed by Iran in the Strait of Hormuz, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Wednesday. "This destabilising behaviour is a threat to Australia's interests in the region," Morrison told a news conference in Canberra. "The government has decided that it is in Australia's national interest to work with our international partners to contribute.

TSA says traveler forgot snake at Newark security checkpoint
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  • 2019-08-20 22:47:31Z

Have Insiders Been Selling Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) Shares?
Have Insiders Been Selling Think Childcare Limited (ASX:TNK) Shares?

We often see insiders buying up shares in companies that perform well over the long term. Unfortunately, there are...

US urges UN to extend Iran arms embargo, travel ban
US urges UN to extend Iran arms embargo, travel ban
  • World
  • 2019-08-20 21:05:26Z

The US urged the United Nations Tuesday to extend an arms embargo on Tehran that is due to expire next year as part of the embattled Iran nuclear deal. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo told the UN Security Council that the clock was ticking on a resolution restricting weapons sales to Iran that is due to end in October 2020.

Pompeo warns of 'new turmoil' if U.N. arms embargo on Iran lifted in 2020
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  • 2019-08-20 20:09:41Z

U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo pushed the international community on Tuesday to work out how to stop Iran from being "unshackled to create new turmoil" when a United Nations arms embargo on the country and a travel ban on the head of Iran's elite Quds Force expire in October 2020. Speaking at a U.N. Security Council meeting on Middle East peace and security challenges, Pompeo called for greater cooperation in the region to produce "fresh thinking to solve old problems," citing problems including the Libyan and Syrian conflicts and a rift between several Gulf states and Qatar.

Kamala Harris, in Reversal, to Participate in Climate Town Hall
Kamala Harris, in Reversal, to Participate in Climate Town Hall

After previously declining the invitation due to a scheduling conflict, the California Senator became the 10th confirmed participant in the September 4th event

Eric Garner
Eric Garner's family, fired officer both vow to keep fighting after NYPD decision

Both Eric Garner's family and Daniel Pantaleo's legal team said they would keep fighting after the NYPD announced the decision to fire the officer.

Florida man arrested for having Trump-shaped ecstasy pills
Florida man arrested for having Trump-shaped ecstasy pills
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  • 2019-08-20 19:37:08Z

A Florida man was arrested after he was caught with five ecstasy pills that were the color orange and in the shape of President Trump's face, police said. Brendan Dolan-King, 23, had the ecstasy pills hidden inside his air vent at his home in the city of Clearwater, according to an arrest report from the Pinellas County Sheriff's Office.

EU rejects Johnson's Brexit deal before G7
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  • 2019-08-20 19:28:32Z

The European Union and Britain met for Brexit divorce deal talks in a week of high-wire diplomacy just two months before British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's scheduled British walkout of the bloc on Oct. 31.

Official resigns over online hate campaign against judges
Official resigns over online hate campaign against judges
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  • 2019-08-20 19:01:22Z

Poland's deputy justice minister resigned Tuesday after allegations surfaced that he encouraged an online hate campaign against judges who were critical of the right-wing government. Lukasz Piebiak said he was stepping down in the interests of the government, adding that he planned to sue the onet.pl news portal, which published the allegations, for libel. It was another embarrassment for the nationalist government ahead of the country's Oct. 13 parliamentary election, after the parliament speaker resigned earlier this month amid a scandal over his frequent use of a government jet with his family.

Arson investigation at house owned by disappearance suspect
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  • 2019-08-20 17:43:23Z

Officials believe an arsonist may be responsible for a fire that destroyed a home being built by the only named suspect in a woman's high-profile disappearance. News outlets report the home owned by Brooks Houck burned down in Bardstown on Sunday night. Houck was named as a suspect in the 2015 disappearance of his ex-girlfriend Crystal Rogers, who is presumed dead.

SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Gender pronouns part of LGBT fight
SUPREME COURT NOTEBOOK: Gender pronouns part of LGBT fight

How Does First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) Fare As A Dividend Stock?
How Does First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) Fare As A Dividend Stock?

Dividend paying stocks like First Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:THFF) tend to be popular with investors, and for good...

UPDATE 2-U.S. resumes Afghan peace talks with Taliban, government -State Dept.
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  • 2019-08-20 17:04:53Z

Factbox: 10 facts on how mosquitoes pose a threat to half the world
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  • 2019-08-20 16:55:39Z

World Mosquito Day on Tuesday commemorated the discovery in 1897 by British doctor Ronald Ross that female mosquitoes transmit malaria between humans but the World Health Organization (WHO) warns progress against malaria is stalling. This has made mosquitoes one of the deadliest animals in the world. 2. Mosquito bites result in the deaths of more than one million people every year with the majority due to malaria and the WHO warns nearly half of the world population is at risk.

UPDATE 1-Saudi Arabia implements end to travel restrictions for Saudi women -agency
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  • 2019-08-20 16:22:09Z

Saudi Arabia has begun allowing adult women to travel without permission and to exercise more control over family matters, state news agency SPA reported on Tuesday, following a flurry of royal decrees approving the changes. Riyadh has long faced international criticism over the status of Saudi women. A series of royal decrees published earlier this month further eroded that system as the kingdom comes under increased scrutiny over its human rights record.

Missing firefighter
Missing firefighter's tackle bag found floating off Florida coast

The family of missing Florida firefighter Brian McCluney believes the discovery of his tackle bag is a bread crumb left behind by the pair; Phil Keating reports on the search in Florida.

Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One
Woman Taking Over a Subway for Her Glamorous Selfie Photoshoot Is the Latest Example of Knowing One's Worth

A hero and an icon

Russia
Russia's New Weapons: From Doomsday Nuclear Torpedoes to Skyfall Missiles
  • World
  • 2019-08-20 13:17:00Z

The incident itself had immediate and drastic effects: five dead and a spike in radiation that was up to 16 times higher than normal. But the larger fallout from the Aug. 8 explosion of a nuclear-powered cruise missile on Russia's White Sea coast has drawn renewed attention to the development of some of the country's newest, high-tech strategic weapons. The development of the weapon in question fits into Moscow's broader effort to maintain its nuclear deterrent. While Russia's ambitions are pushing the boundaries of its capabilities in some of these projects - to even deadly results, as the most recent case demonstrates - the overall effort will undoubtedly force the United States into a...

Stop Comparing the Moscow and Paris Protests
  • World
  • 2019-08-20 12:57:03Z

(Bloomberg Opinion) -- During their generally friendly meeting on Monday, French President Emmanuel Macron and his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin traded barbs about how their respective countries treat political protesters.The exchange should be instructive to those who buy and spread the Kremlin propaganda's argument that the violence unleashed on Moscow protesters in recent weeks is somehow justified by France's tough response to the Yellow Vests.I must start with a disclaimer: I consider the suppression of protests in both countries to be disproportionate. I don't buy the argument that the Yellow Vests deserved tougher treatment than the Moscow protesters because they were more...

Hong Kong officers arrested for beating man in hospital
Hong Kong officers arrested for beating man in hospital

Two Hong Kong police officers were arrested Tuesday after a video emerged of them beating an older man on a hospital trolly, heaping further pressure on a force already facing accusations of brutality. The footage, recorded in late June, shows two uniformed officers assaulting the man with batons and holding a cloth over his mouth. "It is clear that the actions committed by the police officers concerned are unlawful," said police spokesman John Tse, adding that police viewed the video for the first time on Tuesday.

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