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A thimbleful of optimism

Commentary / World Jan 7, 2019

A thimbleful of optimism

by Kaushik Basu

Amid today's global conflicts, debasement of public debate, attacks on democratic institutions and escalating geopolitical tensions, it is hard to find much cause for hope. But it's still possible to restore faith in our shared humanity.

Danish shows taking global TV world by storm

Entertainment News Jan 7, 2019

Danish shows taking global TV world by storm

With original boundary-breaking content, thrilling plots and charismatic actors, Danish television series have captivated audiences worldwide in recent years. The latest show to hit the small screen is "Ride Upon the Storm," which is being distributed in almost 80 countries with a debut late January ...

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Jan 7, 2019

Lotte signs former major league pitcher Josh Ravin

The Chiba Lotte Marines have acquired former major league pitcher Josh Ravin for next season, the Pacific League club said Monday. The 30-year-old Ravin, who played with the Atlanta Braves last year, agreed to terms worth an estimated $800,000 (about ¥87.2 million). The Marines hope ...

Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

Soccer Jan 7, 2019

Wayne Rooney charged with public intoxication

Soccer star Wayne Rooney was arrested last month on a public intoxication charge and taken to jail to sober up after he triggered a door alarm at a Washington-area airport, authorities said Sunday. Rooney was arrested Dec. 16 by police at Dulles International Airport in ...