Feb 28, 2015

Wild giant pandas on rebound, Chinese survey says

Wild giant pandas in China are doing well. According to a census by China’s State Forestry Administration, the panda population has grown by 268 to a total of 1,864 since the last survey ending in 2003. Nearly three quarters of the pandas live in ...

Ukraine war to be Putin's undoing, Khodorkovsky says

Feb 28, 2015

Ukraine war to be Putin's undoing, Khodorkovsky says

Exiled Russian former tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky warned Friday that President Vladimir Putin’s policies on the Ukraine conflict will bring Moscow to ruin, much as the Afghan war helped bankrupt the Soviet Union. A year after annexing Ukraine’s Crimean Peninsula, Russia finds itself isolated and ...

Feb 27, 2015

Three teen suspects held in Kawasaki boy's slaying

Three male teenagers were arrested Friday on suspicion of stabbing to death a 13-year-old boy in Kawasaki last week, investigative sources said. The eldest of the three, an 18-year-old resident believed to be the main suspect, told investigators he wishes to remain silent, while ...

Reds, Gamba to renew rivalry in Fuji Xerox Super Cup

Feb 27, 2015

Reds, Gamba to renew rivalry in Fuji Xerox Super Cup

Urawa Reds will have revenge on their minds when they resume their bitter rivalry with treble winners Gamba Osaka on Saturday in the Fuji Xerox Super Cup, the curtain raiser for the new J. League season. Urawa spurned the chance to win the J. ...

Ex-Algeria coach Halilhodzic to be offered Japan job: source

Feb 27, 2015

Ex-Algeria coach Halilhodzic to be offered Japan job: source

The Japan Football Association will make a formal offer to former Algeria coach Vahid Halilhodzic, a source confirmed on Friday. In order to conduct formal negotiations with Halilhodzic, who took Algeria to the round of 16 at last year’s World Cup in Brazil, JFA ...

Prince William lays flowers at Yokohama war cemetery

Feb 27, 2015

Prince William lays flowers at Yokohama war cemetery

Britain’s Prince William on Friday paid a visit to the Commonwealth War Cemetery in Yokohama and attended a luncheon hosted by Emperor Akihito and Empress Michiko during his first Japan visit that started the previous day. The Duke of Cambridge, 32, who will stay ...