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Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

Oct 23, 2014

Support group of Japan's new trade minister spent funds at S&M bar

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's new trade minister, installed this week to replace a minister caught in a funding scandal, said on Thursday a political support group of his spent money at a racy bar, a potential new headache for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe. Yoichi Miyazawa, 64, head of the Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry, said he learned from a news report of the 18,230 yen ($170) that the support group spent at the sadomasochism-themed bar in his political district of Hiroshima. "It is true such expenses were made," Miyazawa told reporters. #United States #Brazil #Middle East #Russia #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Costa Rica intervenes to stop strike at port, arrests 68

Oct 23, 2014

Costa Rica intervenes to stop strike at port, arrests 68

SAN JOSE Costa Rica (Reuters) - Costa Rican police arrested 68 people in the country's main Atlantic port on Wednesday after a strike over plans to expand the hub threatened to paralyze shipping. Workers at Puerto Limon's Moin and Limon terminals, which handle about 80 percent of Costa Rica's foreign trade, went on strike to protest a $1 billion expansion concession granted to APM Terminals, a unit of A.P. Moller-Maersk. #facebook #United States #China #Brazil #Technology #Arabic #markets #Italy #United Kingdom #Latin America #Mexico
Canadian MPs in lockdown tweet of terror fears, toilet line ups

Oct 23, 2014

Canadian MPs in lockdown tweet of terror fears, toilet line ups

OTTAWA (Reuters) - Canadian lawmakers locked down inside parliament for up to 10 hours turned to Twitter to send messages to their friends and families letting them know they were safe albeit exhausted. Politicians across the political spectrum, often at odds over serious issues, were united in their concern and dismay after a gunman launched an attack on the building #Business #United States #India #China #Japan #Technology #Arabic #Russia #Latin America #Mexico
Drought threatens more than 500,000 in Honduras - Red Cross

Oct 23, 2014

Drought threatens more than 500,000 in Honduras - Red Cross

TEGUCIGALPA (Reuters) - A severe drought is endangering more than half a million people in Honduras, ramping up pressure on them to migrate, the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) said on Wednesday. #Business #facebook #China #Brazil #Technology #France #Middle East #Russia #markets #Latin America #Mexico #opinion
Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

Oct 23, 2014

Obama says Canada shootings tragic, offers assistance

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - President Barack Obama called the shootings in Ottawa on Wednesday "tragic" and said they reinforced the need for vigilance against acts of violence and terrorism. #Business #facebook #Obama #India #Technology #France #Russia #Italy #Argentina #Latin America #Mexico #opinion