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SpaceX aborts launch to send satellite on mission for U.S. military

Business Dec 19, 2018

SpaceX aborts launch to send satellite on mission for U.S. military

Elon Musk's SpaceX halted Tuesday's launch of a long-delayed navigation satellite for the U.S. military, postponing for at least a day the space transportation company's first designated national security mission for the United States. SpaceX's Falcon 9 rocket, carrying a roughly $500 million GPS satellite ...

Japan's superrich are getting richer under Abenomics

Business Dec 19, 2018

Japan's superrich are getting richer under Abenomics

The number of superrich households in Japan has almost doubled since 2011 to a record high, thanks to rising stock prices and an economic expansion, an indication that this segment of society has benefited from Abenomics. The number of households with net financial assets of ...

More men joining cabin crews as flight attendants in Japan

National Dec 19, 2018

More men joining cabin crews as flight attendants in Japan

More men are taking jobs as flight attendants in the traditionally female-dominated profession as smaller Japanese airlines actively look to distinguish themselves from their larger domestic rivals. The increasingly physical nature of the work combined with the growing need to deal with unruly or drunk ...

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will target Venezuela and Cuba

World / Politics Dec 19, 2018

Brazil's Jair Bolsonaro says he will target Venezuela and Cuba

Brazilian far-right President-elect Jair Bolsonaro said on Tuesday that he would take all action "within the rule of law and democracy" to oppose the governments of Venezuela and Cuba. Bolsonaro, who takes power Jan. 1, is a fervent anti-communist who has praised his country's 1964-1985 ...

Former Cerezo mainstay Hotaru Yamaguchi signs with Vissel

Soccer / J. League Dec 19, 2018

Former Cerezo mainstay Hotaru Yamaguchi signs with Vissel

Vissel Kobe on Wednesday announced the signing of World Cup defensive midfielder Hotaru Yamaguchi from neighboring J League first-division side Cerezo Osaka. A fan favorite at Yanmar Stadium, Yamaguchi has played his entire J League career with Cerezo, punctuated by a short stint with German ...

One Championship raises U.S. profile

More Sports Dec 19, 2018

One Championship raises U.S. profile

by Jason Coskrey

One Championship CEO Chatri Sityodtong expects the company's recently-announced deal with U.S. broadcaster Turner Sports will go a long way toward raising the martial arts organization's profile in the U.S. He just doesn't think it stops there. "I think the Turner Sports deal is a major, ...