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‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’ Click Here to Open in a New Window

‘American democracy is under attack’: Sanders urges vigilance against Trump’s ‘authoritarianism’Bernie Sanders delivered his scathing critique of the Trump administration in a speech discussing the threat of authoritarianism in the U.S. and elsewhere.



Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble' Click Here to Open in a New Window

Pelosi On Criticism from Dems: 'I Think I'm Worth the Trouble'Pushing back on criticism from fellow party members after the Democratic loss in a Georgia special election this week, Nancy Pelosi said Thursday that she’s “worth the trouble” as Democrats’ leader in the House.



'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prison Click Here to Open in a New Window

'Pizzagate' gunman in DC sentenced to 4 years in prisonWASHINGTON (AP) — An online conspiracy theory dubbed "pizzagate" ended Thursday with real-world consequences when a North Carolina man was sentenced to prison for arming himself with an assault rifle, traveling to the nation's capital and firing his weapon inside a neighborhood pizza restaurant.



Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrest Click Here to Open in a New Window

Crash that killed teenage siblings so horrific emergency responder went into cardiac arrestAn emergency response volunteer went into cardiac arrest while helping to remove bodies from the scene of a “horrific” car accident in which two teenage siblings and a 70-year-old man were killed. Eric Neibaur, 15, and his 13-year-old sister Lauren Neibaur died when their pick-up truck collided with Jay Lanningham’s vehicle on a major road in the US state of Idaho. Police said a member of the local search and rescue unit had to be revived with a portable defibrillator after his heart stopped at the scene of the crash, reported the Idaho State Journal.



FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for Robocalls Click Here to Open in a New Window

FCC Regulators Are Now Imposing Record Fines for RobocallsA Miami man is facing a record $120 million fine for what the FCC calls a massive spoofing operation. He allegedly made 96 million robocalls over a three month period.



Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: Macron Click Here to Open in a New Window

Removing Assad no longer priority in Syria: MacronFrance no longer sees the departure of President Bashar al-Assad as a priority in the Syrian conflict, President Emmanuel Macron said Thursday, making the policy official for the first time. The new French leader said instead that fighting jihadists such as the Islamic State group had to be the international community's number one goal in a conflict that grew out of protests against the Syrian president in 2011 but has since become increasingly complex and multifaceted. "The real change I've made on this question, is that I haven't said the deposing of Bashar al-Assad is a prerequisite for everything," Macron said in an interview with several European newspapers, including Britain's Guardian, Spain's El Pais and Germany's Sueddeutsche Zeitung.



Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposals Click Here to Open in a New Window

Pew U.S. survey finds agreement on some gun-control proposalsThe survey of 3,930 U.S. adults, including 1,269 gun owners, in March and April, provided a snapshot of American views on guns and gun policies as the nation grapples with gun violence. Some advocates called for a renewed push for gun control measures, as the Republican-controlled Congress has sought to relax existing gun laws.



Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other Planets Click Here to Open in a New Window

Stephen Hawking: Humans Should Ride a Beam of Light to Other PlanetsHumanity should focus its efforts on exploring other worlds that we might inhabit, and to get there, Earthlings may need to ride on a beam of light, famed physicist Stephen Hawking says. The human imagination has led us to peer ever deeper into the universe with scientific tools, Hawking said. The answer is, no," Hawking said in his address.



Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS Click Here to Open in a New Window

Here’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BSHere’s Why That Harley/Ducati Rumor is BS Combination of brands could be successful but is unlikely to ever occur On Wednesday we posted a story about rumors that Harley-Davidson may be interested in purchasing Italian brand Ducati , the latter being the



Trump fumes on Twitter after ex-Homeland Security chief testifies about Russian cyberattacks Click Here to Open in a New Window

Trump fumes on Twitter after ex-Homeland Security chief testifies about Russian cyberattacksFormer U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Jeh Johnson testifies about Russian meddling in the 2016 election before the House Intelligence Committee on Capitol Hill June 21, 2017. President Trump fired off a barrage of tweets Thursday morning, hammering away at the “big Dem scam” and “big Dem HOAX!” in the aftermath of former Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson’s testimony the day before about Russian efforts to interfere in the 2016 U.S. election. In particular, Trump seized upon Johnson’s comment that the Democratic National Committee was among those who rebuffed his department’s offer for assistance during the Russian attack.



Are There Enough Votes To Pass GOP Health Care Bill? Click Here to Open in a New Window

Are There Enough Votes To Pass GOP Health Care Bill?Republican senators rolled out their much-anticipated health care bill Thursday after weeks of secrecy.



Man walks free after federal judge tosses murder conviction Click Here to Open in a New Window

Man walks free after federal judge tosses murder convictionNEW ORLEANS (AP) — Set free after 36 years in prison for a murder conviction that took decades to unravel, John Floyd donned a black T-shirt bearing the word "justice" Thursday before leaving the courthouse where a federal judge formally signed off on his release.



Why America is really, REALLY worried about North Korea’s latest rocket engine test? Click Here to Open in a New Window
WASHINGTON, U.S. - United States officials have confirmed that North Korea conducted its latest rocket engine test - which became the latest in a series of engine and missile tests this year.

North Korea thinks America is being headed by a ‘Psychopath’ Click Here to Open in a New Window
PYONGYANG, North Korea - As tensions in the Korean peninsula boil over, and both sides U.S. and its allies issue threats to the Kim Jong Un-led North Korean regime - experts claim tensions have nev
With one hand on the nuclear trigger, North Korea tells the world, it is open to talks to end its nuclear weapons program Click Here to Open in a New Window
PYONGYANG, North Korea - Issuing mixed responses is not something new for North Korea - but now, at a time when the threat of a war is looming large - North Korea’s mixed signals have sent ma
Ailing electronics giant Toshiba flags deeper losses Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Ailing electronics giant Toshiba has said its losses for 2016 may be greater than it had previously forecast, BBC News reveals. It now predicts a net loss of 995bn yen ($9bn) for th
N. Korea tests rocket engine, possibly for ICBM: U.S. officials Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - North Korea has carried out another test of a rocket engine that the United States believes could be part of its program to develop an intercontinental ballistic missile, a U.S. offi
Investigators Obtain Data Recorder in US Warship Collision Click Here to Open in a New Window
TOKYO - Japanese authorities said Thursday they have obtained a data recording device from a container ship to help determine why it collided with a U.S. destroyer, killing seven American sailors. J
US, EU Urge China to Limit Food Import Control Click Here to Open in a New Window
BEIJING - Food exporters including the United States and European Union are stepping up pressure on China to scale back plans for intensive inspections of imports that they say would hamper access to
North Korea calls Trump a 'psychopath' Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - North Korea on Thursday, June 22 called US President Donald Trump a psychopath as tensions soar following the death of American student Otto Warmbier, who was evacuated in a coma f
Takata to file for bankruptcy on June 26: sources Click Here to Open in a New Window
PanARMENIAN.Net - Takata Corp will seek bankruptcy protection from creditors on Monday, June 26, two sources said, as the Japanese company faces billions of dollars in liabilities stemming from the bi
Turkey describes Japan as major economic partner in Asia-Pacific Click Here to Open in a New Window
Tokyo [Japan], June 22 (ANI): In a first ministerial level visit in almost 14 years, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is in Japan for a state visit who has described Japan as Ankaras major e
Former Thailand coach Kiatisuk Senamuang takes over at Port FC Click Here to Open in a New Window
Former Thailand head coach Kiatisuk Zico Senamuangs short break from football is over as he embraces a new challenge by joining Thai League (T1) side Port FC. Kiatiasuk takes over from Jadet Meela
Arsenal confirm Takuma Asano to spend second season on loan at Stuttgart Click Here to Open in a New Window
Arsenal have confirmed that forward Takuma Asano will spend a second season on loan at German club Stuttgart. Stuttgarts sporting director said earlier this week that Japan international Asano, who


Japan Timeline and Information
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Japan at CIA FactBook Click Here to Open in a New Window


910 AD Fujiwara no Asatada, a Japanese poet, designated one of the 36 Immortals was born.

1596 AD there was an earthquake in Japan; several cities made ruins, and thousands perished.

1792 AD - in Kyushu Island, Japan: collapse of old lava dome during eruption of Unzen volcano caused avalanche and tsunami that killed an estimated 14,300 people. (Most were killed by the tsunami.) Japan's greatest volcano disaster.

1896 AD - an earthquake and tidal wave killed 27,000 in Sanriku, Japan

1923 AD - in Japan: magnitude 8.3 earthquake destroyed one-third of Tokyo and most of Yokohama. More than 140,000 killed.

1995 AD - a magnitude: 6.9 earthquake hit Osaka, Kyoto, and Kobe, Japan


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