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Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

National Jul 14, 2018

Army of volunteers heads west to clean out flood-hit homes

Thousands of volunteers began streaming into western Japan on Saturday to spend the three-day weekend helping flood-hit residents clean up their mud-caked homes and neighborhoods. The governments of hard-hit Ehime, Hiroshima and Okayama prefectures said they expect some 18,000 volunteers to arrive from across the ...

U.S. lifts ban on suppliers selling to China's ZTE

Business Jul 14, 2018

U.S. lifts ban on suppliers selling to China's ZTE

The U.S. Department of Commerce on Friday lifted a ban on U.S. companies selling goods to ZTE Corp., allowing China's second-largest telecommunications equipment-maker to resume business. The Commerce Department removed the ban shortly after ZTE deposited $400 million in a U.S. bank escrow account as ...

Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Jul 14, 2018

Mitakeumi improves to 7-0, maintains lead

Sekiwake Mitakeumi stayed unbeaten Saturday to hold onto the sole lead at the Nagoya Grand Sumo Tournament. Fighting in his ninth-straight tournament among the three sanyaku rankings beneath yokozuna, Mitakeumi kept a breakthrough top-level title in his sights by beating veteran Kotoshogiku on Day 7 ...

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

Soccer / World Cup Jul 14, 2018

France relaxed ahead of World Cup final vs. Croatia

If Antoine Griezmann's jocular demeanor is anything to go by, France is far from overawed by the prospect of playing in the World Cup final and in buoyant spirits ahead of Sunday's clash with Croatia. The diminutive striker was full of bonhomie on Friday at ...