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In Kenya, polarizing election re-run rekindles ethnic tensions

World Oct 29, 2017

In Kenya, polarizing election re-run rekindles ethnic tensions

Kenya's repeat presidential election, boycotted last week by millions, has reignited long-running tensions between ethnic communities in some areas, leading inhabitants of one small village in the west to pick up traditional arms on Saturday. In the bright green sugarcane fields where the western Nyanza ...

For Catalans, the question now is compliance or defiance

World / Politics | FOCUS Oct 29, 2017

For Catalans, the question now is compliance or defiance

As weekend routines of normalcy prevailed in Catalonia, the first test of Spanish Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy's decision to take over the breakaway region approached, with many having to choose between compliance and defiance. When schools and government offices open Monday, teachers and civil servants ...

Abe and Trump to agree on technology cooperation in Tokyo meeting

Business Oct 29, 2017

Abe and Trump to agree on technology cooperation in Tokyo meeting

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump will agree on cooperating toward the development of next-generation mobile communication and other new technologies when they meet in Tokyo next month, a source close to Japan-U.S. relations said. Such an accord will be in line ...

Cuba to make it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit

World Oct 29, 2017

Cuba to make it easier for Cuban-Americans to visit

Cuba will make it easier for its U.S.-based citizens to travel to the island, Foreign Minister Bruno Rodriguez said on Saturday, in a gesture to win support from Cuban-Americans during a diplomatic crisis over allegations of mysterious health attacks. "The U.S. government closes, and Cuba ...

Antlers move closer to J. League title

Soccer / J. League Oct 29, 2017

Antlers move closer to J. League title

Kento Misao opened his J. League account as leaders Kashima Antlers took a major stride toward a record-extending ninth league championship trophy with a 2-1 win at Consadole Sapporo on Sunday. Kashima's victory, coupled with a 2-2 draw for second-placed Kawasaki Frontale at Kashiwa Reysol, ...

Matsuyama frustrated as Rose wins HSBC Champions

More Sports / Golf Oct 29, 2017

Matsuyama frustrated as Rose wins HSBC Champions

Hideki Matsuyama was left to reflect on his disappointing World Golf Championships-HSBC Champions campaign as he watched England's Justin Rose romp to the tournament win on Sunday. While Rose was jubilant after turning an eight-stroke deficit into a two-stroke win, there was only despair for ...

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

More Sports / Horse Racing Oct 29, 2017

Kitasan Black completes Tenno-sho double

Retiring Kitasan Black, ridden by Yutaka Take, completed a Tenno-sho double Sunday as the top favorite came from behind to win the autumn race and pick up his sixth Grade One victory. Kitasan Black, who defended the spring title in April, had a poor start ...

Sho Ishida comes up short in first world title bid

More Sports / Boxing Oct 29, 2017

Sho Ishida comes up short in first world title bid

Sho Ishida failed in his first attempt to claim a world title on Saturday when he lost on a unanimous decision to reigning champion Khalid Yafai in their World Boxing Association super flyweight match. Although Ishida had his moments, Yafai won his mandatory title defense ...