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Mattis trip to Vietnam aimed at countering China's influence

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WASHINGTON (AP) — By making a rare second trip this year to Vietnam, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is signaling how intensively the Trump administration is trying to counter China's military assertiveness by cozying up to smaller nations in the region that


Hitachi, GE to jointly develop next-generation nuclear reactors

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Hitachi Ltd. and General Electric Co. will jointly develop a new type of nuclear power plant with small modular reactors, sources close to the matter said Monday. The two companies, which have been long-time partners in the nuclear business, aim to commerc


FEATURE: Lesson from the unsung hero: think before you dump

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Have you ever thought about where your trash travels after it's tossed into a basket then whisked away by the garbage truck that shows up like clockwork every week? If not, now's the time to think, says Japanese comic Shuichi Takizawa. Though he may not be


UPDATE1: Tokyo stocks down in morning, exporters dented by Mnuchin comment

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Tokyo stocks dropped Monday morning with the Nikkei index losing over 400 points at one point as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comment about discussions on the prevention of currency devaluation in trade talks with Japan pushed up the yen. The 2


Mitch Fifield knew ABC was going to sack Michelle Guthrie two weeks beforehand

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Mitch Fifield has revealed he knew the former ABC chairman Justin Milne planned to sack the former managing director Michelle Guthrie two weeks before she was sensationally dumped from the role. The communications minister made the disclosure on Monday as


Almost 6,000 doctors sign Nauru letter to Scott Morrison – politics live

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block-time published-time 3.59am BST The MPs are starting to flow in, just as Nola Marino, wearing yellow and blue, congratulations the West Coast Eagles for ruining, I mean, winning the AFL grand final. It’s still too soon for me #collingwoodforever block


JP Morgan and Ford bosses pull out of Saudi event as Asian markets fall – business live

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block-time published-time 3.58am BST The pound is set for a volatile few days as the wrangling over Brexit intensifies ahead of the meeting of European leaders starting on Wednesday night. It sits at $1.31 at the moment after losing 0.3% today. The key iss


Tokyo stocks down in morning, exporters dented by Mnuchin comment

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Tokyo stocks dropped Monday morning with the Nikkei index losing over 400 points at one point as U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comment about discussion on prevention of currency devaluation in trade talks with Japan pushed up the yen. The 225-is


Asian stocks slip on continuing global trade worries

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TOKYO (AP) — Asian stocks slipped Monday, as investor worries continued about global trade tensions and prospects for economic growth. KEEPING SCORE: Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 dipped 1.2 percent to 22,426.32, while Australia's S&P/ASX 200 slipped nearly


Tokyo stocks open lower as Mnuchin comment weighs on exporters

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Tokyo stocks opened lower Monday as exporters were weighed down by U.S. Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin's comment that Washington is seeking to include an agreement to prevent competitive currency devaluations in any trade deal with Japan. In the first 1