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Church linked to Abe murder, political unrest in Japan

Church linked to Abe murder, political unrest in Japan

Shinzo Abe was not his assassin’s favorite target. Investigators say Tetsuya Yamagami, who fatally shot Japan’s longest-serving prime minister on July 8, originally intended to kill the leader of the Unification Church – a South Korean religious sect that the 41-year-old man years blame for the financial ruin of his family. But the COVID-19 pandemic …

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The United States and its allies join forces on chips.  This could prevent China from reaching the next level

The United States and its allies join forces on chips. This could prevent China from reaching the next level

Major chipmaking nations, including the United States, are forming alliances, in part to secure their semiconductor supply chain and to prevent China from reaching the forefront of the industry, analysts told Reuters. CNBC. Countries like the United States, South Korea, Japan and Taiwan, which have strong semiconductor industries, have sought to forge partnerships around this …

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Why are we ignoring the disturbing allegations against 'Squid Game' star Lee Jung-jae?

Why are we ignoring the disturbing allegations against ‘Squid Game’ star Lee Jung-jae?

Lee Jung-jae won Outstanding Lead Actor in a Drama Series at Monday Night’s Emmys for his role in Netflix’s global hit squid gamesurpassing the tastes of You better call Saulis Bob Odenkirk and Successionis Jeremy Strong and Brian Cox. In the process, he made history as the first Asian male to win the Emmy for …

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Japan's Nikkei rises 2% in mixed Asian session after Wall Street rebound

Japan’s Nikkei rises 2% in mixed Asian session after Wall Street rebound

Australia’s central bank pleads for slower rate hikes Reserve Bank of Australia Governor Philip Lowe said the central bank “acknowledges” that “the case for slowing the pace of interest rate increases is growing stronger as the level of the cash rate increases”. National Australia Bank economist Tapas Stickland said Lowe’s remarks could “signal a shift …

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Asia-Pacific trade down ahead of Beige Book;  China's trade data falls short of expectations

Asia-Pacific Markets Lead Fed Beige Book; China’s trade data falls short of expectations

Pakistan pays price for climate crisis caused by other countries: minister Pakistan is facing the worst consequences of the climate crisis, thanks in part to actions by the developed world, Finance Minister Miftah Ismail has said, as the country battles the worst floods in its history. Ismail joins a chorus of supporters from the flooded …

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Asia-Pacific trade down ahead of Beige Book;  China's trade data falls short of expectations

Asia-Pacific trade down ahead of Beige Book; China’s trade data falls short of expectations

Barkin says he tends to ‘go faster’: FT Richmond Fed Chairman Thomas Barkin said in an interview with the Financial Times that he tends to “move faster” rather than slow. “I generally tend to go faster, rather than slower, as long as you don’t inadvertently break something,” he told the paper, adding that policymakers will …

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