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Japan has so many vacant homes it’s giving them away
By Emiko Jozuka, CNN Updated 2121 GMT (0521 HKT) December 5, 2018 Chat with us in Facebook Messenger. Find out what's happening in the world as it unfolds. It's a spacious, two-story home nestled amid trees on a winding country road in the small town of Okutama, in Tokyo prefecture. Before moving, the couple and their children -- two teenagers and a five-year-old -- were all living with Naoko's parents.…
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Huawei’s CFO arrested in Canada
Meng Wanzhou, also known as Sabrina Meng and Cathy Meng, was apprehended in Vancouver on December 1, according to Canadian Justice Department spokesman Ian McLeod. In addition to her role as CFO, Meng serves as deputy chairwoman of Huawei's board. She's the daughter of Huawei founder Ren Zhengfei. Meng "is sought for extradition by the United States, and a bail hearing has been set for Friday," McLeod said in a…
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Ex-Hong Kong politician faces jail after bribery conviction
Patrick Ho Chi-ping, 69, was on Tuesday found guilty by a federal jury in New York on seven of eight counts of violating the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act and money laundering. He was acquitted on one count of international money laundering. The maximum penalty for each charge ranges from five to 20 years in jail. Ho, who pleaded not guilty, will be sentenced on March 15. The seven-day trial began…
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New satellite images reveal activity at unidentified North Korean missile base
The satellite imagery offers evidence that the Yeongjeo-dong missile base and a nearby, previously unreported site remain active and have been continuously upgraded, underscoring the reality of just how far apart Washington and Pyongyang are on the issue of denuclearization despite five months of sporadic talks. While the base at Yeongjeo-dong has long been known to US intelligence agencies and analysts, researchers at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at…
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Satellite images reveal construction of underground North Korean missile base
New satellite images obtained exclusively by CNN reveal North Korea has significantly expanded a key long-range missile base located in the mountainous interior of the country, offering yet another reminder that diplomatic talks with the US have done little to prevent Kim Jong Un from pursuing his promise to mass produce and deploy the existing types of nuclear warheads in his arsenal. Powered by WPeMatico