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China's investment growth slows to record low

Business / Economy Nov 14, 2019

China's investment growth slows to record low

China's economy slowed further in October, according to data from its National Bureau of Statistics, signaling that policymakers' piecemeal stimulus is failing to boost output and investment amid ongoing trade tensions with the U.S. and subdued demand at home. Investment grew at the slowest pace ...

Motorola revives Razr as $1,500 foldable smartphone

Business / Tech Nov 14, 2019

Motorola revives Razr as $1,500 foldable smartphone

Motorola is rebooting the iconic Razr flip phone as a 6.2-inch smartphone with a foldable display that gives the Lenovo-owned brand a unique selling point against Apple Inc. and Samsung Electronics Co.'s finest. The new device reprises the Motorola Razr name, and looks like a ...

Australia wildfires renew anger over climate change

Asia Pacific Nov 14, 2019

Australia wildfires renew anger over climate change

Unprecedented wildfires in eastern Australia have turbocharged demands that the conservative government do more to tackle climate change and have rekindled an ideological fight over the science behind the blazes. The huge fires have affected communities up and down the east coast, killing four people ...

Hair-raising truth behind pigeons' lost toes

World / Offbeat Nov 14, 2019

Hair-raising truth behind pigeons' lost toes

Next time you visit your hairdresser, spare a thought for the pigeons. For a long time scientists thought the fact that pigeons in urban environments often lost their toes was due to some form of infection or was a reaction to chemical pollutants. But now researchers ...

Port deal cited as Brazil and China hail strong ties

Business Nov 14, 2019

Port deal cited as Brazil and China hail strong ties

Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro and Chinese President Xi Jinping praised their countries' strong bilateral relations at a meeting on Wednesday, as sources said a Chinese state firm was prepared to announce a major Brazil port investment. The leaders' comments showed how far relations have come ...

Japan defeats Kyrgyzstan to stay unbeaten in World Cup qualifying

Soccer Nov 14, 2019

Japan defeats Kyrgyzstan to stay unbeaten in World Cup qualifying

Takumi Minamino converted a first-half penalty and Genki Haraguchi doubled the lead with a free kick after the break as Japan overcame a determined Kyrgyzstan 2-0 in a World Cup qualifier on Thursday. With the victory at a chilly Dolen Omurzakov Stadium, Group F leader ...

Stefanos Tsitsipas overpowers Alexander Zverev to reach ATP semis

Tennis Nov 14, 2019

Stefanos Tsitsipas overpowers Alexander Zverev to reach ATP semis

Debutant Stefanos Tsitsipas crushed defending champion Alexander Zverev 6-3, 6-2 on Wednesday to book his place in the last four of the ATP Finals with a match to spare. The 21-year-old, the first Greek player to qualify for the elite eight-man season-ending tournament, backed up ...

Shodai handed first tourney loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 14, 2019

Shodai handed first tourney loss

Hometown favorite Kotoshogiku picked up his first win of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Thursday, defeating previously unbeaten overnight leader Shodai and pulling him back to the pack. The No. 9 maegashira briefly turned back the clock to his ozeki days as he quickly ...