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U.S. sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian arms

World Sep 21, 2018

U.S. sanctions Chinese military for buying Russian arms

The Trump administration imposed sanctions on the Chinese military on Thursday for buying fighter jets and missile systems from Russia, in breach of a sweeping U.S. sanctions law punishing Moscow for meddling in the 2016 U.S. election. The U.S. State Department said it would immediately ...

Business / Economy Sep 21, 2018

OECD expects slightly weaker global growth in 2018 and 2019

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development on Thursday slightly lowered its projections for global economic growth this year and next, saying the expansion "may have now peaked." The world's gross domestic product is expected to expand a real 3.7 percent in 2018, down from ...

Long lines form as pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Business / Tech Sep 21, 2018

Long lines form as pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricier and bigger iPhone models were launched in Japan on Friday, with the country's three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS Max and the XS that have faster processors, better battery life and improved camera functions. Although it has been 10 years since ...

Editorials Sep 21, 2018

Progress, perhaps, in Pyongyang

The leaders of the two Koreas moved forward on a number of fronts at their summit this week — but the issue of the North's committment to nuclear disarmament remains unresolved.

Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis

More Sports / Tennis Sep 21, 2018

Naomi Osaka rolls into Toray Pan Pacific Open semis

Naomi Osaka booked her ticket to the Toray Pan Pacific Open semifinals with a straight-sets win against Barbora Strycova of the Czech Republic on Friday. Having quickly overpowered Slovakia's Dominika Cibulkova in the previous round, the U.S. Open champion had to dig deeper for her ...

Sumo 101: Yokozuna

Sumo Sep 21, 2018

Sumo 101: Yokozuna

by John Gunning

Yokozuna is the highest rank in sumo. To date just 72 men have attained the status since it was first created in the late 1700s. Yokozuna can never be demoted. They are seen as the living embodiment of sumo, and when no longer able to uphold ...

Hakuho improves to 13-0

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 21, 2018

Hakuho improves to 13-0

Hakuho overpowered fellow yokozuna Kisenosato in a marquee showdown on Friday and remains undefeated after 13 straight days at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament. In their 60th career meeting, Hakuho took control at the outset and muscled Kisenosato (9-4) to the straw. Kisenosato attempted to ...

Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic

Figure Skating Sep 21, 2018

Wakaba Higuchi fourth after short program at Autumn Classic

World silver medalist Wakaba Higuchi sits in fourth place after the women's short program on Thursday at the Autumn Classic International, an ISU Challenger Series event held ahead of the Grand Prix season. In her first international competition in the 2018-2019 season, the 17-year-old earned ...