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Negotiators hope to breathe life into Paris accord

World / Science & Health Apr 30, 2018

Negotiators hope to breathe life into Paris accord

Front-line negotiators from more than 190 nations who are gathering this week for climate talks in Bonn face a daunting task: bringing the 2015 Paris Agreement to life. The world's only climate treaty pledges to cap global warming at "well under" 2 degrees Celsius (3.6 ...

Using the internet to dig up some basics in Japanese

Bilingual Apr 30, 2018

Using the internet to dig up some basics in Japanese

by Mark Schreiber

Once, many, many years ago, I found a rail pass someone left behind next to a public pay phone in Hamamatsucho Station in Tokyo's Minato Ward. Before handing in the pass into the stationmaster's office for deposit in the お忘れ物承り所 (o-wasuremono uketamawari-jo, lost-and-found department), I ...

Ryota Morioka on target as Anderlecht sinks Charleroi

Soccer Apr 30, 2018

Ryota Morioka on target as Anderlecht sinks Charleroi

Midfielder Ryota Morioka set up Anderlecht's first goal and scored the second in a 3-1 victory over Charleroi on Sunday in the Belgian Pro League championship playoffs. The 27-year-old assisted on Pieter Gerkens' 43rd-minute opener for the home side when he picked out the midfielder ...

Hisashi Iwakuma hits snag in comeback attempt

Baseball / MLB Apr 30, 2018

Hisashi Iwakuma hits snag in comeback attempt

Hisashi Iwakuma faces a delay to his comeback, originally scheduled for late spring, after a lingering right shoulder injury halted a simulated game Saturday at the Seattle Mariners' complex in Peoria, Arizona. Iwakumi, who was invited to the Mariners' spring training this season on a ...

Capitals hold off Penguins to even series

More Sports / Ice Hockey Apr 30, 2018

Capitals hold off Penguins to even series

Braden Holtby spun around and saw the puck on the goal line. Maybe it was in. Maybe it wasn't. But after mounting another two-goal lead and this time building on it instead of blowing it, the Washington Capitals made sure it wasn't close enough for ...

Kakuryu tops rankings for Summer Basho

Sumo Apr 30, 2018

Kakuryu tops rankings for Summer Basho

Fresh off his victory at March's Spring Grand Sumo Tournament, yokozuna Kakuryu will head into May's summer tourney atop the latest rankings, the Japan Sumo Association announced Monday. After an injury-plagued 2017, the 32-year-old Mongolian has put together two solid tournaments this year despite dealing ...

Shohei Ohtani to miss planned start due to ankle sprain

Baseball / MLB Apr 30, 2018

Shohei Ohtani to miss planned start due to ankle sprain

The Los Angeles Angels' two-way phenom Shohei Ohtani will not start in Tuesday's series opener against the Baltimore Orioles due to a sprained ankle, the American League club said Sunday. Ohtani, who suffered a mild sprain to his left ankle during Friday's series opener against ...