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Japanese ex-PM Aso to visit South Korea to improve ties

Japanese ex-PM Aso to visit South Korea to improve ties TOKYO (AP) — Former Japanese Prime Minister Taro Aso left for Seoul on Wednesday to meet with South Korean officials as the two countries try to improve ties that were badly strained by Japanese wartime atrocities. At the center of the disputes between the...

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EXPLAINER: Status of women in Qatar, host of World Cup

EXPLAINER: Status of women in Qatar, host of World Cup The foreign fans descending on Doha for the 2022 World Cup will find a country where women work, hold public office and cruise in their supercars along the city’s palm-lined corniche. They’ve been driving for decades, unlike in Saudi Arabia, where women gained the...

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Country artist’s risky move pays off with five award noms

Country artist’s risky move pays off with five award noms Four years ago, while sitting in the audience at the Manitoba Country Music Awards, Brandi Vezina made a promise to herself. “I’m going to be singing on that stage,” recalls the Métis singer-songwriter from Stony Point, a small community north of Winnipeg. She’s made...

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Ransomware Incidents in 2021 Mostly Tied to Russian Hackers, US Says

Ransomware Incidents in 2021 Mostly Tied to Russian Hackers, US Says Payment-seeking software made by Russian hackers was used in three quarters of all the ransomware schemes reported to a US financial crime agency in the second half of 2021, a Treasury Department analysis released on Tuesday showed. In analysis issued in response to...

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Greece finds another survivor from migrant boat sinking

Greece finds another survivor from migrant boat sinking ATHENS, Greece (AP) — One more person from a migrant boat shipwreck has been found alive, Greece’s coast guard said Wednesday, bringing the total number of survivors to 11 from the sailboat that capsized and sank in rough seas east of Athens with reportedly about 68...

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Australian inquiry probes 40 years of gay hate killings

Australian inquiry probes 40 years of gay hate killings CANBERRA, Australia (AP) — A government inquiry began hearing evidence on Wednesday of unsolved deaths resulting from gay hate crimes over four decades in Australia’s most populous state where police were notoriously indifferent to such violence. The Special Commission of Inquiry into LGBTIQ Hate Crimes...

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El Salvador’s Secrecy Around BTC-Related Info Raises Suspicions: Details

El Salvador’s Secrecy Around BTC-Related Info Raises Suspicions: Details El Salvador, the country that last year became first in the world to legalise BTC, is suddenly treading cautiously about revealing details of its BTC holdings. The rather suspicious behaviour from the Salvadoran government came to light when ALAC El Salvador — a non-governmental anti-corruption...

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Airtel to Support All 5G Phones Except iPhone From Mid-November, CEO Says

Airtel to Support All 5G Phones Except iPhone From Mid-November, CEO Says All 5G enabled smartphones, except Apple’s iPhones, will start supporting Airtel 5G services by the middle of this month, a senior Bharti Airtel official said. During the company’s earnings call, Bharti Airtel Managing Director and Chief Executive Officer Gopal Vittal said Apple will...