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Japan's current account surplus shrank 3.3% in first half

Business / Economy Nov 11, 2019

Japan's current account surplus shrank 3.3% in first half

The current account surplus shrank 3.3 percent from the previous year in the first half on weak exports to the rest of Asia amid continuing tensions over the U.S-China trade war, preliminary data showed Monday. In the April-September half, the surplus in the current account ...

SBI forms alliance with Fukushima Bank

Business / Corporate Nov 11, 2019

SBI forms alliance with Fukushima Bank

Financial services group SBI Holdings Inc. and a regional bank in Fukushima Prefecture on Monday announced a capital tie-up that will expand the Tokyo-based company's networks. SBI will invest ¥1.11 billion ($10 million) in Fukushima Bank and provide expertise on financial products and information technology ...

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

World Nov 11, 2019

Chile to amend constitution, a key demand of protesters

Chile announced Sunday it will move to draft a new constitution and replace one dating back to the Augusto Pinochet dictatorship — a key demand of protesters who have rocked the country for three weeks. The new constitution will be drafted by a body called ...

Russian e-commerce booms despite economic doldrums

Business Nov 11, 2019

Russian e-commerce booms despite economic doldrums

Moscow photographer Galina Goryushina says that online shopping has changed her life. "I've got more time for myself," said the 30-year-old freelancer. "I don't have to haul heavy shopping bags. And I don't waste money on silly knick-knacks laid out on the store shelves," said Goryushina. The ...

Russian airstrikes kill seven civilians in northwestern Syria's Idlib

World Nov 11, 2019

Russian airstrikes kill seven civilians in northwestern Syria's Idlib

Airstrikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday killed seven civilians, including three children, in an anti-government bastion in northwestern Syria, a war monitor reported. Eight others were wounded in the raids and some of them are in a "critical" condition, said Rami Abdel Rahman, ...

NRA turmoil creates rift among big donors

Business Nov 11, 2019

NRA turmoil creates rift among big donors

Joe Olson was once such a passionate supporter of the National Rifle Association that he pledged to bequeath millions of dollars from his estate to the gun organization upon his death. But the steady drip of investigations and misspending allegations and a shakeup at the ...

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

Rugby Nov 11, 2019

Springboks celebrate victory at legendary Mandela site

South Africa's rugby stars on Monday hoisted the World Cup before thousands of ecstatic fans at Cape Town's City Hall, where Nelson Mandela made his first speech after his release from prison. The Springboks' final stop on their victory tour pounded home the message of ...

Hakuho defeated on Day 2 as title race blown open

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 11, 2019

Hakuho defeated on Day 2 as title race blown open

Yokozuna Hakuho suffered his first loss of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, losing to rank-and-filer Daieisho in an undramatic end to Day 2 that leaves the title chase wide open. In the final bout of the day, Hakuho swept away a high shove ...

Ozeki Goeido pulls out of Kyushu tournament

Sumo Nov 11, 2019

Ozeki Goeido pulls out of Kyushu tournament

Ozeki Goeido pulled out of the ongoing Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Monday, citing a left-ankle injury. The 33-year-old Japanese wrestler, in sumo's second-highest rank, sustained the injury on Sunday, the opening day of the 15-day meet at Fukuoka Kokusai Center, when he lost to ...