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Tariff Turmoil: Why is Steel so Important?

(CitizensOutpost)  Steel has become the center of attention recently due to President Trump’s indication that he wants to impose tariffs on steel imports from abroad: To protect our Country we must protect American Steel! #AMERICA FIRST — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) March 5, 2018 We are on the losing side of almost all trade deals. […]

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Days after Hawaii alert gaffe, Japan issues false alarm about a missile launch

TOKYO (Reuters) – Japanese public broadcaster NHK issued a false alarm about a North Korean missile launch on Tuesday, just days after a similar gaffe caused panic in Hawaii, but it managed to correct the error within minutes. It was not immediately clear what triggered the mistake. “We are still checking,” an NHK spokesman said. […]

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North Korean missile lands in waters off Japan’s coast: Japanese PM

(CNBC)  North Korea fired a missile that was believed to have crashed into the waters off Japan, the Japanese prime minister’s office said early Wednesday local time (Tuesday afternoon ET). Prime Minister Shinzo Abe ordered an emergency meeting of Cabinet ministers after North Korea’s first ballistic missile launch since Sept. 15, when one flew over […]

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The Fukushima Cleanup Is Progressing, But at a Painstaking Pace

(Gizmodo)  Earlier this year, remotely piloted robots transmitted what officials believe was a direct view of melted radioactive fuel inside Fukushima Daiichi Nuclear Power Plant’s destroyed reactors—a major discovery, but one that took a long and painful six years to achieve. In the meantime, the program to clean up the destroyed reactors has seen numerous setbacks and […]

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Japanese defense minister sounds alarm on North Korea – AP

CLARK, Philippines (AP) — Japan’s defense minister asserted Monday that North Korea’s nuclear and ballistic missile capabilities have grown to an “unprecedented, critical and imminent” level, requiring “different responses” to the threat. The minister, Itsunori Odonera, said that this rising threat compels his country to endorse the U.S. view that “all options” must be considered, […]

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Tokyo calls North Korea’s latest missile launch a ‘grave threat to national security’ | The Japan Times

(Japan Times) SEOUL – North Korea on Monday launched four ballistic missiles, three of which fell into Japan’s exclusive economic zone in the Sea of Japan, the Japanese government said. There were no immediate reports of damage to ships or aircraft in the area, Japan’s top government spokesman, Yoshihide Suga, said at a news conference […]