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Russia takes page from Soviet era in missing troop saga

Sep 01, 2014

Russia takes page from Soviet era in missing troop saga

The last time Valeria Sokolova saw her husband, the 25-year-old paratrooper told her that he and his fellow soldiers were heading for military exercises in southern Russia, near the Ukrainian border. “He was vague in a way that was very unusual, and it was ...

EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, readies Russian sanctions

Sep 01, 2014

EU names Tusk, Mogherini to top jobs, readies Russian sanctions

European Union leaders on Saturday chose Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk to chair the European Council and named Italian Federica Mogherini to run the bloc’s foreign relations as it prepared to threaten Russia with new sanctions over Ukraine. A summit in Brussels shared the ...

Sep 01, 2014

Child poverty in Japan

The government's first-ever policy outline to address the growing problem of child poverty in Japan lacks specific targets or financial measures to correct the situation.

Abe faces roadblock this fall

| Sep 01, 2014

Abe faces roadblock this fall

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe appears to be approaching a roadblock this fall in the form of defeat in the Okinawa gubernatorial election, possible chaos over the relocation of Futenma air station and mounting sentiment throughout Japan against U.S. military bases.

Ishihara's clutch single lifts Carp past Dragons

Sep 01, 2014

Ishihara's clutch single lifts Carp past Dragons

Substitute catcher Yoshiyuki Ishihara delivered a tiebreaking RBI single in the sixth inning and added insurance in the eighth as the Hiroshima Carp downed the Chunichi Dragons 6-4 on Sunday afternoon in Nagoya. The Carp won their third in a row and returned to ...

Champion Seagulls rout Cranes to start season

Sep 01, 2014

Champion Seagulls rout Cranes to start season

by Hiroshi Ikezawa

The four-time defending national champion Obic Seagulls got off to a strong start in their challenge for a fifth consecutive title by blanking the Taiyo Building Management Cranes 86-0 on Sunday at Kawasaki Fujimi Stadium in the X League Central Division. Nine different players ...

Nishikori powers into final 16

Sep 01, 2014

Nishikori powers into final 16

Kei Nishikori advanced to the round of 16 at the U.S. Open for the first time since 2008 with a straight-sets victory over Argentina’s Leonardo Mayer on Saturday. World No. 11 Nishikori won 6-4, 6-2, 6-3, and will face big-serving Milos Raonic in the ...

Cardinals shell Wada to earn split

Sep 01, 2014

Cardinals shell Wada to earn split

Chicago Cubs pitcher Tsuyoshi Wada is a part of a six-man rotation that is auditioning for the future. He doesn’t think his latest outing helped his cause. Matt Holliday homered twice, including a three-run blast off Wada, and drove in five and the St. ...

Winston keys FSU triumph

Sep 01, 2014

Winston keys FSU triumph

Jameis Winston threw for 370 yards and scored on a 28-yard run, and No. 1 Florida State opened the defense of its national title with a 37-31 victory Saturday night over Oklahoma State on the same field where this season’s champion will be crowned. ...

Costa stars in wild Chelsea victory

Sep 01, 2014

Costa stars in wild Chelsea victory

Chelsea showed off its new-found attacking sparkle in a 6-3 win over Everton on a day Manchester City lost its cutting edge to slip to a surprise first defeat in its Premier League title defense. City’s 1-0 home loss to Stoke on Saturday was ...