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Trump shifts tone on China but not tactics as deal grows distant

Business Aug 27, 2019

Trump shifts tone on China but not tactics as deal grows distant

U.S. President Donald Trump left the G7 summit Monday taking a softer tone toward China, just days after spooking financial markets with another escalation in their trade war. Yet amid all the soothing words, Trump made it clear that he wasn't abandoning his rough-and-tumble ...

Camo and a crop top: Thai royal consort photos crash website

Asia Pacific Aug 27, 2019

Camo and a crop top: Thai royal consort photos crash website

Thailand's palace website crashed Monday after it published unprecedented pictures of the king's consort in a fighter jet, wearing a crop top and dressed in combat fatigues with him and the royal poodle. The unusually candid pictures of King Maha Vajiralongkorn's consort, 34-year-old Major-General Sineenat ...

Delving into a century of Japanese sound

Music Aug 27, 2019

Delving into a century of Japanese sound

by Katherine Whatley

Robert Millis has been playing guitar, making music from field recordings and old records, and making compilations of music from all around Asia for decades. The musician and sound artist has also written books and made movies and sound installations about music and old recordings. ...

Eric Cantona selected to receive 2019 UEFA President's Award

Soccer Aug 27, 2019

Eric Cantona selected to receive 2019 UEFA President's Award

Former Manchester United forward Eric Cantona will be presented the 2019 UEFA President's Award in recognition of his playing career and commitment to charitable causes after it, European soccer's governing body said on Tuesday. The 53-year-old Frenchman will receive the award in Monaco on Thursday ...

Kei Nishikori motors into second round at U.S. Open

Tennis Aug 27, 2019

Kei Nishikori motors into second round at U.S. Open

Kei Nishikori advanced to the second round of the U.S. Open on Monday after Marco Trungelliti retired with an injury in the second set of their match. The seventh-seeded Nishikori had a trouble-free start to his campaign for a first Grand Slam title as he ...