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Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

World Nov 30, 2018

Ukraine bans Russian men from entry in martial law crackdown

Ukraine has tightened control over its border, imposing new entry restrictions for foreigners and banning Russian men after President Petro Poroshenko introduced martial law and warned that the Kremlin may be preparing an invasion. The ban on men aged 16 to 60 intensified tensions between ...

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

Basketball Nov 30, 2018

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

by Kaz Nagatsuka

The Akatsuki Five received a tough challenge from Qatar early but wound up posting a 85-47 victory in a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier at Toyama City Gymnasium on Friday night. The Japan men's national team (5-4) extended its winning streak in the preliminaries to ...

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

Basketball Nov 30, 2018

Japan dominates second half in rout of Qatar

The Akatsuki Five received a tough challenge from Qatar early but wound up posting a 85-47 victory in a FIBA World Cup Asian qualifier at Toyama City Gymnasium on Friday night. The Japan men's national team (5-4) extended its winning streak in the preliminaries to ...

Revenue for Abe's LDP overwhelms other political parties in Japan

National / Politics Nov 30, 2018

Revenue for Abe's LDP overwhelms other political parties in Japan

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe's Liberal Democratic Party booked ¥25.86 billion ($228 million) in revenue for 2017, by far the largest among Japanese political parties, government data showed Friday. The main opposition Constitutional Democratic Party of Japan, set up in October last year, reported ¥1.25 billion, ...

Thousands of Australian students protest climate change

World / Science & Health Nov 30, 2018

Thousands of Australian students protest climate change

Thousands of schoolchildren across Australia skipped classes to attend rallies demanding the government act on climate change. But Resources Minister Matt Canavan said the students should be in school learning about science and mining, rather than discovering how to get on welfare. The coordinated rallies Friday ...

Bruins retire former star Rick Middleton's No. 16

More Sports / Ice Hockey Nov 30, 2018

Bruins retire former star Rick Middleton's No. 16

Rick Middleton raised his No. 16 to the TD Garden rafters Thursday night, nearly three decades after playing his final game with the Boston Bruins. Middleton, nicknamed "Nifty," spent 12 seasons with the black and gold from 1976 to 1988, scoring 402 goals and totaling ...