News Headlines - 17 February 2017

Robot probes show Japan reactor cleanup worse than expected - CBS News

Robot probes sent to one of Japan’s wrecked Fukushima nuclear reactors have suggested worse-than-anticipated challenges for the plant’s ongoing cleanup.

Samsung Heir Jay Y. Lee Is Arrested on Bribery Allegations - Bloomberg

Samsung Group’s Jay Y. Lee was formally arrested on allegations of bribery, perjury and embezzlement, an extraordinary step that jeopardizes the executive’s ascent to the top role at the world’s biggest smartphone maker.

Cops surround scandal-hit Buddhist temple after PM order | The Star Online

Soldiers and police surrounded a scandal-hit Buddhist temple on Bangkok's outskirts Thursday in a bid to arrest the sect's spiritual leader after Thailand's junta chief invoked special powers to put the site under military control.

Karlie Kloss 'truly sorry' for Geisha photoshoot in 'Vogue'

In the shoot, which appeared in the magazine's March "diversity" issue, the model, 24, dressed as a Japanese geisha, including a long black wig, and stood in Asian settings. In one photo she poses with a sumo wrestler. The photos were condemned on social media for depicting Kloss in "yellowface" and for appropriating Japanese culture.

Donald Trump’s combative, grievance-filled news conference, annotated - The Washington Post

A solemn President Trump turned his Thursday afternoon announcement of a new labor secretary nominee into a screed against the media and large-scale defense of his first four weeks as president.









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