Abe said in the post he was enjoying his time on the golf course with President Trump who has been welcomed as a guest for the first official of era of peace known as Dewa. Abe also hoped to make the Japan-U.S. alliance "even more unshakeable."
Japan’s ancient sporting tradition is getting an infusion of the Trump brand Sunday when President Trump becomes the first American leader to present a trophy to the winner of a sumo wrestling tournament in Tokyo... The trophy—which the Japanese press is referring to as the “Trump Cup”—is approximately 4-and-a-half feet tall, weighs between 60 and 70 pounds, and has an eagle on top, according to a senior White House official. The trophy is taller than the more traditional Emperor’s Cup, presented to winners annually, which stands 3½ feet high and weighs about 66 pounds.
The bill "prohibits a person from knowingly having in his or her possession, custody, or control an obscene, childlike sex doll." Lawmakers unanimously approved the measure. Violation of the law is a first-degree misdemeanor. Violations thereafter will result in a second-degree felony...
Diabetics in Colorado who use insulin to control their blood sugar levels won’t pay more than $100 per month for the drug starting in January thanks to a bill signed into law by Gov. Jared Polis on Wednesday... The new law also requires Attorney General Phil Weiser to investigate why drug manufacturers started rapidly raising the price of insulin in recent years, and it tasks the Department of Law with issuing a report of his findings by November 2020.
William “Rick” Singer was well into orchestrating an elaborate bribery and cheating scheme to slip his clients’ children into elite colleges when he sat down for a deposition in Washington, D.C., in 2016... Singer outlined his credentials: He had worked on admissions committees for UCLA, UC Davis, the University of Miami and other colleges, helping to decide which students should be offered spots... All but one of the schools Singer named in the deposition denied that he ever played a role in advising whom to admit and whom to turn away.
The English translation for the name Boko Haram is “Western education is forbidden.”... Boko Haram and its offshoot, the Islamic State West Africa Province (ISWAP), consider northeastern Nigeria, namely the Sambisa Forest that straddles several states, a safe haven for terrorist activity... Boko Haram’s pledge of allegiance to the Islamic State (ISIS/ISIL) gave birth to ISWAP. Some analysts believe the fall of the so-called ISIS territorial caliphate has pushed the jihads to leave the Middle East to Africa and Afghanistan where they can join local wings of the group.
“This is great news for American ranchers and exporters who now have full access to the Japanese market for their high-quality, safe, wholesome, and delicious U.S. beef,” Secretary Perdue said. “We are hopeful that Japan’s decision will help lead other markets around the world toward science-based policies.”
At the G-20 Agriculture Ministerial Meeting in Niigata, Japan, Secretary Perdue met with Japanese government officials and affirmed the importance of science-based trade rules...
At a Vatican-sponsored conference titled Yes to Life: Caring for the Precious Gift of Life in its Frailness, the pope said the use of abortion was equivalent to hiring a hitman to take another person's life.
Mexican military helicopter engaged in firefighting operations crashed in central Mexico on Friday, killing five members of the Navy crew and an inspector with the national forestry commission, the Navy said on Saturday.
The MI-17 helicopter came down about 55 miles (89 km) north of the town of Jalpan de Sierra in the central state of Queretaro, where it had been working to help extinguish a forest fire, the Navy said.
Keya Morgan faces felony charges including theft, embezzlement, forgery or fraud against an elder adult, and false imprisonment of an elder adult. A misdemeanor count also alleges elder abuse. Authorities say Morgan sought to capitalize on the Marvel Comic mastermind’s wealth and exert influence over Lee even though he had no authority to act on his behalf. Police say Morgan pocketed more than $262,000 from autograph signing sessions... manipulating the mentally declining Lee, preventing him from seeing family and friends, and trying to take control of his money and business affairs.
North Korea fired off some small weapons, which disturbed some of my people, and others, but not me. I have confidence that Chairman Kim will keep his promise to me, & also smiled when he called Swampman Joe Biden a low IQ individual, & worse. Perhaps that’s sending me a signal?
“And I hope he looks at the U.K., and I hope he looks at Australia, and I hope he looks at Ukraine. I hope he looks at everything, because there was a hoax that was perpetrated on our country,” Trump told reporters of Barr... “[W]hat I’ve done is I’ve declassified everything,” Trump said Friday. While Trump has repeatedly teased declassifying documents from the Russia probe, he has rarely identified foreign allies he believes should be scrutinized as part of an investigation of the surveillance activities against his campaign.
“I hope they stand up to this effort by Mr. Trump that does seem to go into the sensitive files, the very sensitive technical or human source files that they may see fit to defend Mr. Trump,” he said. “I implore them to stand up to this unprecedented act on the part of Mr. Trump, who doesn’t understand nor care about the national security concerns of the intelligence community.”
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