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Japan's Emperor Akihito to be addressed with 'emeritus' after abdication

National Feb 25, 2019

Japan's Emperor Akihito to be addressed with 'emeritus' after abdication

Emperor Akihito will be called "emperor emeritus" and Empress Michiko "empress emerita" following his abdication in April, the Imperial Household Agency said. Their Japanese titles to be used after the abdication have already been decided as jōkō and jōkōgō, respectively. But the agency had continued discussions ...

Trump extends China tariff deadline after 'substantial' progress

Business Feb 25, 2019

Trump extends China tariff deadline after 'substantial' progress

U.S. President Donald Trump said he'll extend a deadline to raise tariffs on Chinese goods beyond this week, citing "substantial progress" in the latest round of trade talks that wrapped up Sunday in Washington. "The U.S. has made substantial progress in our trade talks with ...

In Oscars upset, 'Green Book' wins best picture

Entertainment News Feb 25, 2019

In Oscars upset, 'Green Book' wins best picture

The segregation-era road-trip drama "Green Book" was crowned best picture at the Academy Awards, handing Hollywood's top award to a film seen as a feel-good throwback to some but ridiculed as an outdated inversion of "Driving Miss Daisy" by others. In a year where Hollywood ...

Wrestlers prepare for crucial battles in Osaka

Sumo Feb 25, 2019

Wrestlers prepare for crucial battles in Osaka

Yokozuna Hakuho emerged in pole position for his push for a 42nd career championship when the rankings for March's Spring Grand Sumo Tournament were published Monday. For the first time in exactly five years, wrestlers will enter the raised ring with just two yokozuna at ...

Japan routs Qatar to secure berth in basketball World Cup

Basketball Feb 25, 2019

Japan routs Qatar to secure berth in basketball World Cup

Japan completed an amazing turnaround to qualify for the basketball World Cup on Sunday, with Nick Fazekas keying an eighth straight win that punched the team's ticket to China. The U.S.-born Fazekas poured in 20 points and dominated the glass, finishing with 19 rebounds, as ...