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Lawmaker apologizes for sexist jibe

Jun 24, 2014

Lawmaker apologizes for sexist jibe

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A Liberal Democratic Party lawmaker apologized on Monday for shouting a sexist remark last week at a female colleague from Your Party during a plenary session of the Tokyo Metropolitan Assembly. Akihiro Suzuki, 51, apologized at a news conference at City Hall five days ...

Abe looks to put his stamp on foreign aid

| Jun 24, 2014

Abe looks to put his stamp on foreign aid

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Next up for Prime Minister Shinzo Abe? Figuring out how to put official development assistance (ODA) to “strategic” use so the international aid program can help Japan make a more “proactive contribution” to world peace, one of Abe’s pet policy goals. Since the program ...

Daily celebrates UNESCO honor with silk edition

Jun 24, 2014

Daily celebrates UNESCO honor with silk edition

A local newspaper in Gunma Prefecture issued a special edition made of silk on Sunday to mark the Saturday listing of the Tomioka Silk Mill as a World Cultural Heritage site. The Jomo Shimbun newspaper produced 100 silk special editions measuring 50 by 40 ...

Jun 24, 2014

Chance for court to right a wrong

Surviving defendants convicted of trespassing on a U.S. air base in western Tokyo 57 years ago seek a retrial of their case because of their fear that Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is using language in the original judgment to support his attempt to have ...

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Jun 24, 2014

O's prevail against Tanaka, Yanks

Masahiro Tanaka tasted defeat for the second time as a big leaguer on Sunday, when he allowed three runs in seven innings in the New York Yankees’ 8-0 beating at the hands of the Baltimore Orioles. Tanaka, whose record fell to 11-2, surrendered six ...

Wie captures U.S. Open title

Jun 24, 2014

Wie captures U.S. Open title

The road Michelle Wie took to a U.S. Women’s Open title was unlike any other, and suddenly insignificant. Whether this was a long time coming was the least of her cares. The biggest star in women’s golf had her name on the biggest trophy. ...

Huffman gets slam as Marines rout Swallows

Jun 24, 2014

Huffman gets slam as Marines rout Swallows

Craig Brazell and Chad Huffman both homered and drove in six runs between them in support of lefty Yoshihisa Naruse, who limited the damage to two runs over seven frames as the Chiba Lotte Marines routed the Tokyo Yakult Swallows 10-3 in an interleague ...

Substitute Origi gives Belgium late victory

Jun 24, 2014

Substitute Origi gives Belgium late victory

Teenage forward Divock Origi turned a listless Belgian performance into a late 1-0 win over Russia on Sunday, enough to qualify for the next round of the World Cup with two straight victories. Belgium barely contained a reinvigorated Russia for most of the match, ...

Phelps third in 200 IM at Santa Clara meet

Jun 24, 2014

Phelps third in 200 IM at Santa Clara meet

Coach Bob Bowman was satisfied with Michael Phelps’ performance in the Santa Clara Grand Prix after doubling his meet workload. Phelps finished third in the 200-meter individual medley Sunday, and Missy Franklin won the 100 backstroke. Phelps led the through the first three laps, ...

Jun 24, 2014

Knicks 'Melo intends to opt out of contract

Carmelo Anthony is putting himself on the free agent market. Anthony has informed the New York Knicks of his long-expected plans, two people with knowledge of the details said Sunday. Anthony had until Monday to terminate the final year of his contract. He filed ...

Algeria beats South Korea

Jun 24, 2014

Algeria beats South Korea

Islam Slimani scored one goal and made two more as Algeria swept to a 4-2 victory over South Korea on Sunday to become the first African team to score four goals in a World Cup match. The result gives Algeria a first World Cup ...

Teenager Origi's late winner puts Belgium into last 16

Jun 24, 2014

Teenager Origi's late winner puts Belgium into last 16

Teenager Divock Origi became the youngest player to score in this World Cup when he cracked in an 88th-minute winner to give Belgium a 1-0 victory over Russia on Sunday and a place in the last 16. Origi’s well-placed shot came after a dangerous ...