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Japan regains status as top foreign holder of U.S. Treasurys

Business Aug 16, 2019

Japan regains status as top foreign holder of U.S. Treasurys

Japan surpassed China in June as the top holder of U.S. Treasurys after raising its holdings to a nearly three-year high, as the trade war between the world's two largest economies intensified. Holdings of U.S. bonds, bills and notes were increased by $21.9 billion to ...

BOJ's September meeting to be watched closely for new easing

Business / Economy Aug 16, 2019

BOJ's September meeting to be watched closely for new easing

The next policy-setting meeting of the Bank of Japan, set to be held from Sept. 18 to 19, is the subject of heightened attention as observers anticipate fresh monetary-easing after the yen's recent spike against other major currencies. The yen's appreciation, which has been attributed ...

Change in Kashmir's status deepens region's divisions

Asia Pacific | ANALYSIS Aug 16, 2019

Change in Kashmir's status deepens region's divisions

India's move to carve up Kashmir and curtail its autonomous powers has caused division and anger in parts of the far-flung Himalayan region even as followers of Prime Minister Narendra Modi rejoice. Since Modi's shock decree last week, protests and celebrations in many towns have ...

Instagram makes it easier for users to flag misinformation

Business Aug 16, 2019

Instagram makes it easier for users to flag misinformation

Instagram on Thursday added a way for users to easily report deceptive posts made to the photo and video-oriented social network owned by Facebook. A new tool being rolled out lets users of the service tap a "report" option on-screen when they see a post ...

Gujo-Hachiman: Travel along the rivers of time

Travel Aug 16, 2019

Gujo-Hachiman: Travel along the rivers of time

by Stephen Mansfield

Perhaps it is the gurgling brooks that feed the town's roadside culverts, the colorful, vaguely Pyrenean window boxes, or the friendly, natural disposition of the locals — Gujo-Hachiman seems a place where people's spirits are pitched a notch or two higher than elsewhere.

Ex-Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic named Morocco's new coach

Soccer Aug 16, 2019

Ex-Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic named Morocco's new coach

Former Japan boss Vahid Halilhodzic was named as the new coach of Morocco on Thursday, his third job with an African nation. The 67-year-old succeeds Herve Renard, who quit after the Africa Cup of Nations and has since taken over at Saudi Arabia. "To reach the ...

Double disqualification after heat shortens 2020 test event

More Sports Aug 16, 2019

Double disqualification after heat shortens 2020 test event

British triathletes Jessica Learmonth and Georgia Taylor Brown were both disqualified after they crossed the line together following the heat-affected test event for next year's Tokyo Olympics on Thursday morning. Learmonth and Taylor Brown held hands as they crossed the line after organizers had earlier ...