Part of the problem with Japan, it appears, is conflicting information coming from the plant.
Unsurprisingly, Skinner was convicted despite the weapon not being found and conflicting testimony identifying him as the shooter.
They placed their hopes on a missing lifeboat capsule, but there were conflicting news reports about whether it had been found.
early 15c., "armed encounter, battle," from Old French conflit and directly from Latin conflictus (see conflict (v.)). Meaning "struggle, quarrel" is from mid-15c. Psychological sense of "incompatible urges in one person" is from 1859 (hence conflicted, past participle adjective). Phrase conflict of interest was in use by 1743.
conflict con·flict (kŏn'flĭkt')
A psychic struggle between opposing or incompatible impulses, desires, or tendencies.