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U.S. Congress looks to stopgap bill to avert government shutdown

World / Politics Dec 4, 2018

U.S. Congress looks to stopgap bill to avert government shutdown

U.S. Congress, facing a Friday deadline for approving around $450 billion in funding for several government agencies or forcing them into a partial shutdown, is steering toward a temporary extension as President Donald Trump and Republicans argue over the funding of a border wall. Congressional ...

'Tadanobu Asano 3634'

Art / Openings In Tokyo Dec 4, 2018

'Tadanobu Asano 3634'

by Yukari Tanaka

Dec. 7-March 31 Tadanobu Asano, is best known as an actor, but in 2013, he began sketching and drawing to kill time on sets during the long waits between scenes for "The Wasted Times" (2016). He doodled on scripts, on the reverse sides of schedule ...

IAAF hires former hurdler Jon Ridgeon as CEO

More Sports / Track & Field Dec 4, 2018

IAAF hires former hurdler Jon Ridgeon as CEO

Former British hurdler Jon Ridgeon was on Monday unveiled as the new CEO of track and field's governing body, the IAAF. Ridgeon, 51, competed in both the 110-meter hurdles and 400 hurdles between 1984 and 1996, notably winning world silver in the shorter discipline in ...