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Silvio Berlusconi: He's back

World / Politics | FOCUS Nov 8, 2017

Silvio Berlusconi: He's back

In a post-Harvey Weinstein world, logic would dictate that Silvio Berlusconi, who hosted wild parties with young women and brags about his sexual prowess, would have zero chance at political resurrection. But logic and Italian politics have never been synonymous. On Monday, the four-time former prime ...

Japanese women qualify for curling world championships

More Sports / Winter Sports Nov 8, 2017

Japanese women qualify for curling world championships

Japan claimed a spot at next March's world women's curling championship on Wednesday, after LS Kitami secured a top-three finish at the ongoing Pacific-Asia Curling Championships. However, Japan's representatives for February's Pyeongchang Olympics, women's team LS Kitami and men's team SC Karuizawa, will not compete ...

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Nov 8, 2017

Marines pitcher Wakui eyes move to MLB as free agent

Chiba Lotte Marines right-hander Hideaki Wakui filed for international free agency in a bid to continue his career in Major League Baseball, the Pacific League team said Wednesday. According to a Lotte executive, the 13-year veteran, who won the prestigious Sawamura Award in 2009, will ...

Tokyo 2020 cycling route to pass foot of Mount Fuji

Olympics Nov 8, 2017

Tokyo 2020 cycling route to pass foot of Mount Fuji

The men’s road cycling race at the 2020 Tokyo Olympics is expected to cover a 270-km route starting in the Tokyo suburbs of Chofu, going past Lake Yamanaka and the foot of Mounbt Fuji, and finishing at Fuji Speedway in Shizuoka Prefecture, a source ...

Yokozuna Kakuryu pulls out of Kyushu tournament

Sumo Nov 8, 2017

Yokozuna Kakuryu pulls out of Kyushu tournament

Kakuryu's career continues to hang by a thread as his stablemaster Izutsu said Wednesday the Monogolian yokozuna will withdraw from the upcoming Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament. According to Izutsu, the 32-year-old wrestler has been experiencing lower back pain for the last few days in addition ...