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News you might have missed: Afternoon links for Friday, May 25

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Japan and Russia may finally be ready to sign a post-World War II peace treaty  (The Mainichi)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he is willing to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin on signing an official peace treaty between those two nations. In World War II, Japan

Japan and Russia may finally be ready to sign a post-World War II peace treaty   (The Mainichi)
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said that he is willing to work with Russian President Vladimir Putin on signing an official peace treaty between those two nations. In World War II, Japan was one of the Axis powers, while Russia, the U. S., and the United Kingdom made up the allies. While fighting ended more than 70 years ago, Japan and Russia have never been able to agree on terms for a peace treaty, due to a disagreement about who owns a group of islands.
Trump signs an executive order making it easier to fire government employees who perform poorly (Talking Points Memo)
The new orders would significantly weaken unions, and make it easier to fire government employees. Among other changes, it would encourage agencies to fire low-performing employees instead of suspending them.

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