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Keizo Hamada wins third term as Kagawa governor

National / Politics Aug 27, 2018

Keizo Hamada wins third term as Kagawa governor

Kagawa Gov. Keizo Hamada coasted to a third term Sunday in an uninspired election that set a record low for voter turnout. His opponent was former medical cooperative executive Eiji Himeda, 62, an independent who was backed by the Japanese Communist Party. Hamada, 66, won easily, ...

Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

Business Aug 27, 2018

Macron targets French welfare spending as deficit pressure rises

French President Emmanuel Macron's government will tackle social spending in the next wave of its reforms as weaker than expected growth puts pressure on the budget deficit, the prime minister said on Sunday. Prime Minister Edouard Philippe said in an interview in Le Journal du ...

Notting Hill Carnival crowds defy London rain for annual revelry

World Aug 27, 2018

Notting Hill Carnival crowds defy London rain for annual revelry

London's famous Notting Hill Carnival transformed the streets into a sea of color and sound on Sunday as revelers joined one of Europe's largest open-air parties in their thousands despite heavy rain in the British capital. The carnival featured steel bands, dance troupes and elaborate ...

Emerging vulnerabilities in emerging economies

Commentary / World Aug 27, 2018

Emerging vulnerabilities in emerging economies

by Michael Spence

For many emerging economies, it is imperative to pursue a rebalancing of growth patterns, with a more active approach to managing debt and capital flows and their effects on asset prices, exchange rates, and growth. Otherwise, the dangers of unsustainable growth patterns will bring ...

Yamagata settles for bronze in 100

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 27, 2018

Yamagata settles for bronze in 100

by Kaz Nagatsuka

Su Bingtian cemented his status as Asia's fastest sprinter with a convincing victory in the men's 100-meter final at the Asian Games on Sunday night. Third-place finisher Ryota Yamagata was certainly not happy to come up short in his pursuit of the gold medal, which ...

Japan has six-gold day at Asian Games

More Sports / Track & Field Aug 27, 2018

Japan has six-gold day at Asian Games

Individual and team sweeps in equestrian eventing and men's golf gave Japan six gold medals at the Asian Games on Sunday, helped along by a late win for defending champion Keisuke Ushiro in the men's decathlon. Ushiro ran an incredible 1,500-meter race to win the ...