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Business / Economy Sep 18, 2019

Japan's exports fell for ninth straight month in August

Exports dropped for a ninth straight month in August as trade conflicts compound a global economic slowdown. The value of shipments abroad fell 8.2 percent in August from a year earlier, according to the Finance Ministry. Economists surveyed by Bloomberg had estimated a 10 percent ...

Business Sep 18, 2019

Rice excluded from trade accord U.S. and Japan aim to ink soon

U.S. rice growers won't get increased sales under the current terms of a trade deal agreed by President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, people familiar with the accord said. While there are still details to be finalized, the people said there won't ...

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Business / Tech Sep 18, 2019

Facebook taps London police to track terror livestreams

Facebook on Tuesday teamed up with the London police to help its artificial intelligence tools track livestreams of terror attacks such as the New Zealand mosque massacre. A self-professed white supremacist used a head-mounted camera in March to broadcast live footage on Facebook of him ...

Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Soccer Sep 18, 2019

Antlers fall on away goals in Asian Champions League quarterfinals

Defending champions Kashima Antlers exited the Asian Champions League quarterfinals on Wednesday with a 1-1 home draw against China's Guangzhou Evergrande. The teams had played to a scoreless draw in the first leg and Guangzhou advanced to the semifinals on away goals. Needing to win at ...

Sumo 101: 'Dragons'

Sumo Sep 18, 2019

Sumo 101: 'Dragons'

by John Gunning

There are many ways of classifying rikishi and discussing those groups' various merits. Who are the best yokozuna or ozeki of all time for example? Which stable has been most dominant in history? Name your top ten Mongolians. The possibilities are numerous. In the early 2000s, one ...

Takakeisho holds onto tie for lead

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 18, 2019

Takakeisho holds onto tie for lead

Takakeisho pulled off a big win at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, defeating ozeki Tochinoshin to remain in a tie for the lead in his bid to get re-promoted and win a second top-division title. The young sekiwake earned his fourth-straight win of ...

China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascot

Olympics / Winter Olympics Sep 18, 2019

China chooses panda as Winter Olympics mascot

China has chosen its most iconic animal — the panda — to be the official mascot of the Beijing Olympics in 2022, the Winter Games organizing committee announced Tuesday. The mascot, named Bing Dwen Dwen, is a chubby giant panda wearing a suit of ice. The ...