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Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

World Aug 13, 2017

Charlottesville violence tests Trump's presidential mettle

by James Oliphant

The real world has begun to intrude upon the presidency of Donald Trump. The violent clashes in Charlottesville, Virginia, between white nationalists and counterprotesters confronted Trump with perhaps the first true domestic crisis of his young administration. And to some, even within his own Republican ...

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

World / Politics Aug 13, 2017

Latin America rejects Trump's military threat against Venezuela

After months of attacking Venezuela's unpopular President Nicolas Maduro, Latin America came out strongly against U.S. threats of military action against the crisis-hit nation. U.S. President Donald Trump's surprise comments on Friday may bring the beleaguered Maduro some respite in the region, just as Venezuela ...

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials

World / Politics Aug 13, 2017

Russia probe counsel wants to interview senior White House officials

The special counsel investigating whether Russia interfered in the U.S. presidential election and possible collusion between Moscow and the Trump campaign wants to speak with current and former senior White House officials, The New York Times reported on Saturday. Robert Mueller, the special counsel leading ...

Reconstructing the Japanese house

Lifestyle Aug 13, 2017

Reconstructing the Japanese house

by John L. Tran

After very successful runs in Rome and London, "The Japanese House: Architecture and Life after 1945," an exhibition of maquettes, photographs, plans and drawings, is now in the National Museum of Modern Art, Tokyo. For providing an extensive look at varied and eclectic forms that ...

Taking minimalism to the next level

Lifestyle Aug 13, 2017

Taking minimalism to the next level

by Kaori Shoji

Ever since the release of Marie Kondo's 2011 bible on the Japanese art of decluttering, much of the developed world has been somewhat fixated on tidying up. Kondo's "The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up" has been so influential over the past six years or so ...

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 13, 2017

Giants star Abe reaches 2,000-hit milestone

Shinnosuke Abe, a key member on seven pennant-winning Yomiuri Giants teams and the Central League's 2012 MVP, reached Japan's iconic 2,000-hit milestone on Sunday. Now a first baseman, the 38-year-old Abe was the Giants' catcher from his rookie year in 2001 until 2014. He is ...

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Aug 13, 2017

Karashima pitches Eagles to win over Buffaloes

Wataru Karashima pitched into the seventh inning as the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles got past the Orix Buffaloes 4-2 in the Pacific League on Sunday afternoon. Karashima (8-5) allowed two runs on four hits. Locating his fastball and throwing his changeup for effect, the lefty ...