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  • Even in isolated, pristine Tasmania, pressure to allow GMO farming

    POWRANNA Australia (Reuters) - Thousands of Black Angus bulls snort steam gently into the frigid early morning air at Tasmania's largest cattle feedlot as they jostle for space at a long grain trough. The pitch black cattle, blending into their muddy...
  • Japan inflation expected to dip in June, rise again later in year

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's consumer price inflation is expected to ease slightly in June as the increase in import costs from a weak yen fades, but prices are likely to accelerate later this year if a tight labor market pushes up wages. Exports in June...
  • Japan PM's policy shift risks dangerous path: Veteran politician Ozawa

    TOKYO (Reuters) - When Prime Minister Shinzo Abe loosened the limits of Japan's pacifist constitution to drop a ban on its military fighting overseas, many experts said it was a step toward becoming a "normal country" able to do more in its own defense....
  • Korea's PiFan Lines Up Festival of Monsters and Sex Maniacs

    SEOUL -- The 17th edition of PiFan got underway Thursday in Bucheon, a far-flung suburb of western Seoul. Considering the anonymity of the destination, the Bucheon International Festival of Fantastic Film to give it its full name, has built a standout...
  • Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market

    Mazda unveils 2016 Mazda2 hatchback for global market
    An all-new version of Mazda’s tidy 2 hatchback broke cover Thursday, giving us a look at the future of Japan’s favorite car. The 2016 model will be the fourth generation of the subcompact car in Japan, where it’s known as the Demio. It&...
  • BMW to recall 1.6 million cars on concerns over Takata air bags

    BMW to recall 1.6 million cars on concerns over Takata air bags
    DETROIT (Reuters) - German automaker BMW said on Wednesday it is recalling about 1.6 million cars worldwide to replace passenger-side front air bags made by Takata Corp because the inflators could break apart during deployment and injure passengers....
  • Art Projects to DIY

    If you're feeling creatively blocked, try one (or all) of these suggestions and let the inspiration come to you: MUNDANE: cook/bake; do laundry; re-pot plants; check out a book, from your local library; go for a walk, sans your phone - maybe bring a...
  • Sia Earns First Top Spot on U.S. Album Charts

    Aussie chanteuse Sia collected her first U.S. No. 1 album with by far the smallest chart-topping numbers in recent memory. The vocalist, born Sia Furler, commanded the domestic album chart as her Monkey Puzzle/RCA set "1000 Forms of Fear" moved 52,000...
  • Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards

    Arvo Part, Athol Fugard among recipients of Praemium Imperiale awards
    The popular Estonian composer Arvo Pärt and the South African playwright Athol Fugard are among the recipients of the 2014 Praemium Imperiale awards, Japan's highest honors in the arts. This year's roster of winners also includes architect Steven Holl,...
  • Kerry, Hagel to visit India to push strategic ties

    WASHINGTON (Reuters) - America's top diplomat and the head of its Defense Department will visit India in coming weeks seeking to revitalize a relationship the United States sees as a crucial counterbalance in Asia to an increasingly assertive China....
  • Japan manufacturers' mood points to moderate economic recovery: Reuters Tankan

    TOKYO (Reuters) - Confidence among Japanese manufacturers held steady for a second straight month in July and is seen likely to edge up, a Reuters poll found, offering further evidence of sentiment gradually recovering from April's sales tax hike....