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  • As opposition grows, China defends plans for petrochemical plants

    BEIJING (Reuters) - China has launched an intense media campaign to defend the safety of producing a chemical used to make polyester fiber, as public opposition to new petrochemical plants threatens to disrupt expansion plans by state energy giants such...
  • Toyota launches new Passo hatchback in Japan [w/video]

     
    Filed under: Budget, Japan, Videos, Hatchback, Toyota With considerable manufacturing capacity here in the United States and even a NASCAR program, it'd be all too easy to categorize Toyota as an American automaker. Only it's not. It's Japanese, of...
  • U.S.-focused stock funds worldwide post $7.1 billion outflow: BofA

    NEW YORK (Reuters) - Fund investors worldwide pulled $7.1 billion out of U.S.-focused stock funds in the week ended Tuesday while putting cash into Japanese and emerging market stock funds, data from a Bank of America Merrill Lynch Global Research...
  • Review: 'The Railway Man' ★★ 1/2

    Review: 'The Railway Man' ★&#9733 1/2
    The concept of manly grief leads into so many dark areas and cultural expectations — questions about how men are expected to bury their trauma long after the traumatizing event. Or else, how men are expected to examine it, reckon with it...
  • Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile, key plant delayed: IAEA

    Iran cuts sensitive nuclear stockpile, key plant delayed: IAEA
    VIENNA (Reuters) - Iran has acted to cut its most sensitive nuclear stockpile by nearly 75 percent in implementing a landmark pact with world powers, but a planned facility it will need to fulfill the six-month deal has been delayed, a U.N. report...
  • Godard's 3-D feature just one Cannes offering to anticipate

    Godard's 3-D feature just one Cannes offering to anticipate
    Thursday in Paris, with two or three additions to the main competition likely still to come, Cannes Film Festival director Thierry Fremaux announced the selections for the 67th edition of the world's premier collision of cinematic art, naked commerce...
  • Obama looks to salvage Asia 'pivot' as allies fret about China

    (The last paragraph of this April 16 story has been corrected to say Chuck Hagel is U.S. Defense Secretary) WASHINGTON/MANILA (Reuters) - When a Philippine government ship evaded a Chinese blockade in disputed waters of the South China Sea last month,...
  • Japan PM talks to U.S. Vice President Biden about Ukraine, trade

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe spoke by telephone to U.S. Vice President Joe Biden on topics including the situation in Ukraine and trade negotiations, an Obama administration official said. U.S. President Barack Obama said on...
  • In weird Brazilian cave insects, male-female sex organs reversed

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - This may be the role reversal to end all role reversals. Scientists on Thursday described four insect species that dwell in extremely dry caves in Brazil, feed on bat guano and possess what the researchers called an "evolutionary...
  • Japan investment in Southeast Asia surges amid China slump

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese companies' investments in Southeast Asia surged last year to almost three times the amount invested in China, after relations between Beijing and Tokyo soured in 2012 and Chinese labor costs rose, a government agency of Japan...
  • Last of the whalers

    BEQUIA, St. Vincent Standing on the rocky shore, the tall, graying man looks pensively through drizzling rain at the dark clouds, listens to the angry sea and wonders if nature will deny him a whale yet another day. Don't call him Ishmael. Call him...
  • Cannes festival lineup mixes Hollywood star power, world cinema

    Cannes festival lineup mixes Hollywood star power, world cinema
    PARIS (Reuters) - Hollywood star power will vie with world cinema and a large crop of French films, including New Wave director Jean-Luc Godard's latest, for the top prize next month at the 67th Cannes film festival, the world's most important cinema...