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Koike abruptly steps to fore of national politics with new party

Koike abruptly steps to fore of national politics with new party

Koike's regional Tokyoites First no Kai group had a landslide victory in the city assembly election in July, dealing a major blow to Abe's scandal-plagued ruling party. "New parties tend to do well in Japan at the outset because voters are fed up with the same old parties and policies, but we are still waiting to hear about firm policy promises - the only thing I have heard so far is that Kibo no To wants to do away with nuclear power", he said.


'Playboy' founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

'Playboy' founder Hugh Hefner dead at 91

Hefner passed away today". He died peacefully at his home from natural causes, Playboy Enterprises said in a statement. Hefner settled down somewhat in 2012 at age 86 when he took Crystal Harris , who was 60 years younger, as his third wife.


OJ Simpson FREED: Shamed star 'to be released from prison on MONDAY'

OJ Simpson FREED: Shamed star 'to be released from prison on MONDAY'

Keast told the New York Post that he will be transferred to High Desert State Prison located just outside #Las Vegas, for his release. He had been ordered to spend up to 33 years in prison , but a state parole board ruled earlier this year that he could be released after October 1 .


Fake cancer cure blogger Belle Gibson is fined

Fake cancer cure blogger Belle Gibson is fined

The judge singled out Gibson's deceit of a family with a son suffering from brain cancer, as "particularly disgraceful". Consumer Affairs Victoria brought the case, and its legal counsel told federal court justice Debra Mortimer on Thursday morning that Gibson could face a maximum penalty of $1.1m for contravening five consumer laws.


USA commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Donald Trump trip

USA commerce secretary in Beijing ahead of Donald Trump trip

As part of its combative trade policy, the Trump administration in recent months has opened an investigation into China's intellectual property rights protections, notably requiring forced transfer of technology before allowing a foreign company to invest, as well as the country's steel production, which could pose a national security threat to the US.