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2006-08-19 01:17:08

TOKYO (Reuters) - The body of a Japanese fisherman killed this week when a Russian patrol boat shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, was returned to Japan on Saturday, the foreign ministry said. Moscow has expressed sadness over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official sailed...

2006-08-18 21:23:14

TOKYO (Reuters) - Russia on Saturday handed over the body of a Japanese fisherman killed when one of its patrol boats shot at a crabbing vessel in disputed waters between the two countries, the Japanese foreign ministry said. Russia has expressed regret over Wednesday's incident, which was the first fatality in the decades-old territorial dispute in 50 years, but blamed the death on the Japanese side for intruding into Russian waters. A Japanese foreign ministry official was...

2006-08-18 03:42:06

TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan has urged Russia to release the three remaining crew members of a fishing boat seized after a Russian patrol boat fired on their vessel and a Japanese fisherman died, a foreign ministry official said on Friday. The death of the fisherman in Wednesday's incident, which took place east of Japan's northernmost main island of Hokkaido, is thought to be the first fatality for 50 years in a territorial dispute dating back to the end of World War Two. A foreign...


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  • To take pains; labor assiduously with little progress.
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