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In late January, Japan's two biggest weeklies, each quoting an acquaintance of "a former fiance" of the mother, reported she had not repaid more than four million yen ($37,000) she had loaned from him. Akihito's eldest son, 57-year-old Crown Prince Naruhito, is set to ascend the Chrysanthemum Throne a day later. For weeks, gossip magazines have been delving into the finances of Komuro's mother, who is widowed.
  • Aadhaar law: Can't declare it unconstitutional for fear of misuse, says SC

    Aadhaar law: Can't declare it unconstitutional for fear of misuse, says SC

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    Sikri, A.M. Khanwilkar and Ashok Bhushan. Sibal invoked Prime Minister Narendra Modi's statement at the World economic Forum meeting to substantiate his argument. "Biometric, core biometric and demographic information of an individual is irretrievable once it becomes part of the digital world", he said, adding that such information if put in digital domain, were like "genie which is out of the bottle" and can never be put back.
  • 'I'd Love' Another Government Shutdown Over Immigration

    'I'd Love' Another Government Shutdown Over Immigration

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    In a tweet Monday, Trump called the measure a "total waste of time ". Rep. Barbara Comstock , R-Va., whose suburban Washington district includes a high percentage of federal government workers and contractors, said both parties want to crack down on criminal gangs.
  • Supreme Court annuls order releasing politicians

    Supreme Court annuls order releasing politicians

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    However, the Supreme Court made no change to their other order to restore the seats of 12 legislators sacked for defecting from Yameen's party. Mr Gayoom - who is the half-brother of Mr Yameen and was president between 1978 and 2008, when the country became a multi-party democracy - urged supporters to "remain steadfast in your resolve".
  • Larry Nassar faces final sentence

    Larry Nassar faces final sentence

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    He had previously been sentenced to 60 years in prison on child pornography possession charges in December, and up to 175 years in prison on sexual abuse charges in January. "You have lived an idolized life", Cunningham told Nassar in court, via The Athletic . Nassar pleaded guilty to multiple counts of sexual misconduct in both counties.
  • Pence Hasn't Ruled Out Meeting With North Korea

    Pence Hasn't Ruled Out Meeting With North Korea

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    Asked during a visit to Peru whether Pence might accept an invitation to meet the North Korea delegation, Tillerson - who is pushing for a diplomatic solution to the crisis - would not rule it out. Mr Pence said he would bring Otto Warmbier's father to remind the world of North Korea's human rights abuses. Trump and other senior officials have repeatedly said that time is running out before North Korea gains the capability to strike the USA mainland with a nuclear-tipped ...
  • The Union Budget is popular, not populist, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

    The Union Budget is popular, not populist, says Finance Minister Arun Jaitley

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    On the health sector, Jaitley announced the new National Health Protection Scheme for the poor by providing 500,000 rupees (7,841 US dollars) per family per year for secondary and tertiary care hospitalisation. Smart cities were among Prime Minister Narendra Modi's first initiatives after coming to power. Professor Biswajit Dhar from the Jawaharlal Nehru University noted that a key requirement for rural India , which accounts for almost 70 per cent of the population, was to boost ...
  • Rohani Says Talks Over Iran Missile Program Out Of Question

    Rohani Says Talks Over Iran Missile Program Out Of Question

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    Iran has continued to develop its ballistic missile program, leading to global consternation and vows from the U.S. to reimpose sanctions. Russia, Iran and the European Union remain adamantly opposed to US President Donald Trump's efforts to "fix" a deal which he insists is "deeply flawed", both in terms of preventing Iran from attaining a nuclear weapon as well as countering its ongoing ballistic missile tests.
  • Kenya police briefly detain MP over Odinga 'swearing in'

    Kenya police briefly detain MP over Odinga 'swearing in'

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    On Thursday, the Milimani High Court, a lower-level court, issued an order requiring the Communications Authority of Kenya to restore the stations "with immediate effect". The court order was also published in Friday's edition of the Standard newspaper, one of Kenya's largest dailies. "I only watch Citizen TV , KTN News or NTV ", he says.
  • John Kelly Just Made Some Controversial Comments About Dreamers

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    He said he was "not so sure this president has the authority to extend it" because the original programme protecting the immigrants was not based on law. Be happy, instead, that President Trump is willing to allow even "lazy" immigrants to eventually become USA citizens. John McCain (R-Ariz.) and Chris Coons (D-Del.) that would grant permanent legal status to Dreamers while beefing up border security.
  • Atlanta group studies Super Bowl, set to go 'on the clock'

    Atlanta group studies Super Bowl, set to go 'on the clock'

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    The Super Bowl is annually the largest televised event in the USA, a year ago bringing in 111 million viewers to watch the Patriots come from behind to defeat the Atlanta Falcons. Make of that what you will. For Michaels and his team, the Super Bowl is an interesting challenge. A number of major brands, including Budweiser , Coca-Cola, Doritos , GoDaddy and Master Lock, have been well known for making repeated appearances during the Super Bowl .