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IMF urges Japan to ensure tax hike goes smoothly

Business / Economy Oct 4, 2018

IMF urges Japan to ensure tax hike goes smoothly

International Monetary Fund chief Christine Lagarde urged Japan on Thursday to make sure that a nationwide consumption tax increase scheduled for next year does not hurt the country's economic growth. "We believe that the higher consumption tax will help fund growing health and pension expenses, ...

Former yokozuna Harumafuji sued over 2017 assault

National / Crime & Legal Oct 4, 2018

Former yokozuna Harumafuji sued over 2017 assault

Sumo wrestler Takanoiwa filed a lawsuit Thursday seeking ¥24 million ($210,000) in damages from Harumafuji, claiming the former yokozuna's assault last year forced him to miss matches due to injuries and caused him financial loss. Harumafuji faced a summary indictment in December for assaulting the ...

Editorials Oct 4, 2018

Goodbye NAFTA, hello USMCA

After more than a year of intense negotiations, Canada, Mexico and the United States have agreed on a trilateral trade deal to replace the North American Free Trade Agreement, a nearly 25-year-old pact that has been excoriated by U.S. President Donald Trump as the ...

Capitals raise banner, rout Bruins in opener

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 4, 2018

Capitals raise banner, rout Bruins in opener

From banner to blowout, the Washington Capitals' Stanley Cup defense is off to a rousing start. After watching the franchise's first Cup banner ascend to the rafters, the Alex Ovechkin-led Capitals scored two goals in the first two minutes on the way to a 7-0 ...

Yankees cruise past A's in wild-card contest

Baseball / MLB Oct 4, 2018

Yankees cruise past A's in wild-card contest

Aaron Judge got the party started with a two-run homer nine pitches in. By the time Giancarlo Stanton capped the mauling with monstrous drive in his postseason debut, New York Yankees fans already were looking ahead. "We want Boston!" they chanted. Coming up next. "It's going to ...