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Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial…

Outlook uncertain for Japan’s whaling industry despite commercial…

Published 24/06/2019

MINAMIBOSO, Japan (Reuters) - When Yachiyo Ichihara was a child in Wada, one of Japan’s oldest whaling villages, she’d go down to the harbor with [more…]

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Outrage at acquittals in rape cases sparks calls to fix Japanese law

Published 10/06/2019

TOKYO (Reuters) - Miyako Shirakawa was a 19-year-old college student when she was raped by an older man. She said that when the attack started, [more…]

China’s rocket start-ups go small in age of ‘shoebox’ satellites

China’s rocket start-ups go small in age of ‘shoebox’ satellites

Published 29/04/2019

LONGKOU, China (Reuters) - During initial tests of their 8.1-metre (27-foot) tall reusable rocket, Chinese engineers from LinkSpace, a start-up led by China’s youngest space [more…]

Cuban indie artists challenge government at Havana arts biennial

Cuban indie artists challenge government at Havana arts biennial

Published 16/04/2019

HAVANA (Reuters) - A blustering bureaucrat fills a form out with your personal details and hands you a badge declaring you an inspector qualified to [more…]

FBI’s ‘art cops’: In hot pursuit of Renoirs, Rembrandts and ruby…

FBI’s ‘art cops’: In hot pursuit of Renoirs, Rembrandts and ruby…

Published 10/04/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - When a 17th century Dutch painting looted by the Nazis turned up for sale in New York in late 2017, the [more…]

Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

Immigrant portraits in New York art show face down Trump

Published 23/03/2019

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Immigrant faces captured in life-sized portraits by artist Betsy Ashton look the viewer straight in the eye, as if eager to [more…]

Waxed and ready, surfing ready to ride into Tokyo

Waxed and ready, surfing ready to ride into Tokyo

Published 08/02/2019

LONDON (Reuters) - Like a wave originating thousands of kilometers out in the deep ocean before crashing onto a distant beach, so surfing’s inclusion in [more…]

NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke

NFL: Fans in St. Louis can flush away anger at Kroenke

Published 02/02/2019

(Reuters) - Three years after leaving St. Louis for the glamor of Tinseltown, the Rams are going to the Super Bowl, adding an extra sucker [more…]

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

The digital drug: Internet addiction spawns U.S. treatment programs

Published 28/01/2019

CINCINNATI (Reuters) - When Danny Reagan was 13, he began exhibiting signs of what doctors usually associate with drug addiction. He became agitated, secretive and [more…]

Cuban artists urge revision of decree feared to hike censorship

Cuban artists urge revision of decree feared to hike censorship

Published 31/10/2018

HAVANA (Reuters) - Cuban artists and international rights activists are pushing the government to revise legislation due to take effect in December that they fear [more…]