Japan’s trade deficit has hit an all-time high as imports were swollen by higher energy prices and a weak yen.
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Sunday 06 October 2013
Double defects left vessels without vital sources of coolant for their reactors, despite earlier warnings and incidents
Sunday 11 August 2013
The US women's 400 metres champion Natasha Hastings happens to be a cousin of Shaka Hislop, the former West Ham goalkeeper who spent time working on the Space Station Freedom project at Nasa while studying mechanical engineering at Howard University, Washington. In the second semi-final of the women's 400m at the World Championships last night she blasted off at a frightening speed – only to find herself overtaken by a rocket in the shape of the Great Britain team captain.
Sunday 11 August 2013
As captain's runs go, it was not bad for starters. Appointed skipper of the British team for the World Championships, Christine Ohuruogu got her campaign to reclaim the 400 metres title off to an impressively assured start yesterday, winning her first-round heat with ease – and with the fastest time of the day.
Tuesday 23 July 2013
She escaped serious injury and train left station just eight minutes after the incident
Monday 22 July 2013
Shinji Kagawa, Ashley Young and Chris Smalling have all joined the trip
Sunday 16 June 2013
Eddie Jones’ emerging side leave second-stringers with shattered egos and one broken nose
Shinji Kagawa looks to impress David Moyes by signalling intention to be part of Manchester United tour in Japan
Friday 14 June 2013
The Japanese midfielder is entitled to be on holiday during United's time in his home country
Wednesday 20 March 2013
Now... Spend Easter in the Algarve. Thomas Cook is offering a week at the four-star Aqua Pedra Bicos Hotel, on the outskirts of Albufeira, for £252pp. It includes flights from Manchester on Saturday 30 March and a week's B&B at this contemporary hotel. thomascook.com
Monday 17 December 2012
One minute they had dreams of being world No 1, the next they were facing up to the reality of Capital One – and a cup-tie with Leeds that may not be entirely dissimilar to this gruelling final against Corinthians.
Sunday 16 December 2012
Sepp Blatter, the Fifa president, has called on his Uefa counterpart, Michel Platini, to consider imposing tougher sanctions on the Serbian FA for the racist chanting and violence that marred an Under-21 fixture against England in Krusevac two months ago. Blatter, speaking in Tokyo ahead of today's Club World Cup final, said he would contact Platini following growing criticism of an independent panel's decision on Thursday to hand out a fine of just £65,000 to the Serbians and order that they play only one match behind closed doors.
Wednesday 12 December 2012
Mexican side face European champions in semi-final of Club World Cup
Wednesday 14 November 2012
Beijing has accused the Dalai Lama of allying with Japanese right-wingers over a disputed archipelago.
Monday 15 October 2012
Gutsy 20-year-old saves four match points to triumph at Japan Open and take place among the world's elite
Sunday 05 August 2012
The US intentionally prolonged the war for the sole purpose of testing the atomic bomb on real cities
Sunday 15 July 2012
At least 25 people have died and thousands of others remain cut off by floods and mudslides triggered by torrential rains in southern Japan, officials said.
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