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Laughter at Trump one of many shocking U.N. moments

World Sep 27, 2018

Laughter at Trump one of many shocking U.N. moments

The laughter was sudden, loud and unexpected. It came at the expense of the U.S. president as he addressed global leaders at the United Nations, and it was witnessed by an audience of tens of millions viewing immediate clips online of an awkward moment for ...

Business Sep 27, 2018

Japan, U.S., and EU agree to co-sponsor proposal to reform WTO

Trade ministers from Japan, the United States and the European Union agreed Tuesday to co-sponsor a proposal that would bring changes to the World Trade Organization. The proposed changes concern the notification system for domestic industrial subsidies and would also strengthen the activities of the ...

Seiko Oomori: J-pop's reigning rule-breaker

Music Sep 27, 2018

Seiko Oomori: J-pop's reigning rule-breaker

by Patrick ST. Michel

Pop music often opts for positivity rather than confronting the uncomfortable, but Seiko Oomori has never really adhered to J-pop norms. "The bad things that happen to you can also be attractive, almost kawaii," she says from one of the upper floors at the headquarters ...

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Soccer / J. League Sep 27, 2018

Bellmare, Frontale play to scoreless draw

Shonan Bellmare escaped with a 0-0 draw against Kawasaki Frontale in the J. League on Wednesday night after striker Yu Kobayashi missed a late penalty for the visitors at a rain-soaked BMW Stadium. Following the postponement of their July 28 clash due to Typhoon Jongdari, ...

China ends Japan's run at Women's Basketball World Cup

Basketball Sep 27, 2018

China ends Japan's run at Women's Basketball World Cup

Japan's run at the women's world cup ended Wednesday with an 87-81 loss to China in a meeting between two of Asia's best. A hot-shooting Nako Motohashi led the way for Japan, going 10-for-17 from the floor for her 25 points, including 3-for-5 from 3-point ...

Mourinho faces more misery after Derby loss

Soccer Sep 27, 2018

Mourinho faces more misery after Derby loss

Jose Mourinho was left red-faced amid fresh talk of a rift with Paul Pogba as Manchester United crashed to a shock penalty shootout defeat against Frank Lampard's Derby in the League Cup on Tuesday. Just hours after Mourinho reportedly told unsettled star Pogba that he ...

Rugby Sep 27, 2018

Rugby players’ chief urges fairer payments for tier-two sides

The Rugby World Cup will remain the preserve of a handful of top sides and will fail to evolve unless players from smaller nations are properly rewarded, international players chief Omar Hassanein told AFP. The 41-year-old Australian — chief executive of the Dublin-based International Rugby ...

Tiger Woods riding wave of momentum into Ryder Cup

More Sports / Golf Sep 27, 2018

Tiger Woods riding wave of momentum into Ryder Cup

Tiger Woods paused on his walk toward the 18th green at Le Golf National and threw his head back in laughter. These are happy times for Woods, regardless of whatever Bryson DeChambeau said to cause such a reaction Tuesday. Now the question is if he ...

Lakers thrilled by LeBron James' leadership in first practice

Basketball / NBA Sep 27, 2018

Lakers thrilled by LeBron James' leadership in first practice

Although the Lakers' first official practice of the LeBron James era was focused on defense and learning new terminology, they ended it with a good old-fashioned 3-point shooting contest. The Lakers' new superstar was just another teammate during the spirited back-and-forth competition Tuesday. When James ...