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Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

World / Politics Oct 29, 2018

Weakened Merkel to step down as chancellor in 2021

Angela Merkel on Monday announced she will quit as German chancellor when her mandate ends in 2021, as she sought to draw a line under a series of political crises that have rocked her fragile coalition. Taking a decisive step toward the end of her ...

National Oct 29, 2018

U.S. launches new missile defense command in Japan

U.S. forces in Japan are set to establish a new command for the U.S. Army's ballistic missile defense unit in the Asian country, and have started stationing personnel, it has been learned. The move is apparently aimed at countering threats from North Korea, which still ...

Bombs away as Warriors win long-ball shootout over Nets

Basketball / NBA Oct 29, 2018

Bombs away as Warriors win long-ball shootout over Nets

Stephen Curry set an NBA record after draining seven 3-pointers en route to a 35-point performance as the Golden State Warriors defeated the Brooklyn Nets 120-114 on Sunday. Curry scored 16 points in the first quarter and drained his final 3-pointer of the contest with ...

Kenta Maeda, Hideki Matsui to appear in MLB All-Star series

Baseball / MLB Oct 29, 2018

Kenta Maeda, Hideki Matsui to appear in MLB All-Star series

Los Angeles Dodgers right-hander Kenta Maeda was added Monday to the major league all-star team that will take on Samurai Japan next month, while former New York Yankees outfielder Hideki Matsui was named as a bench coach. With the number of players raised from 28 ...

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Formula One title

More Sports / Auto Racing Oct 29, 2018

Lewis Hamilton wins fifth Formula One title

Lewis Hamilton claimed his fifth world championship on Sunday to draw level with Juan Manuel Fangio in the Formula One record books when he finished fourth behind a victorious Max Verstappen in the Mexican Grand Prix. The 33-year-old Briton's only remaining championship rival Sebastian Vettel ...

Hakuho in prime position to claim 42nd title in Fukuoka

Sumo Oct 29, 2018

Hakuho in prime position to claim 42nd title in Fukuoka

Mongolian Hakuho will go into next month's Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament at the summit of the sport's mountain in the top east yokozuna slot, according to the latest ranking released by the Japan Sumo Association on Monday. The 33-year-old is coming off a perfect 15-0 ...

Retired 'Ai-chan' leaves table tennis in good hands

More Sports Oct 29, 2018

Retired 'Ai-chan' leaves table tennis in good hands

On the announcement of her retirement, four-time table tennis Olympian Ai Fukuhara said that by paving the way for Japan's new generation of stars, she is leaving the sport in good hands. Despite never tasting the ultimate success at the Olympics or worlds, Fukuhara has ...

Leicester City owner confirmed dead after helicopter crash

Soccer Oct 29, 2018

Leicester City owner confirmed dead after helicopter crash

Leicester City's owner Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha died in a helicopter crash along with four others on Saturday evening outside the English Premier League club's stadium in Leicester, England, the club confirmed Sunday. According to the club, Vichai's helicopter crashed into a car park shortly after taking ...