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Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

Business Nov 19, 2019

Japan's Lower House approves trade deal with U.S.

The Lower House signed off Tuesday on a trade deal with the United States that cuts tariffs on farm and industrial products, taking a step toward its entry into force next year. The approval means the agreement, reached by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. ...

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

World / Politics Nov 19, 2019

U.S. angers Palestinians with reversal on Israeli settlements

The Trump administration Monday softened the U.S. position on Israeli settlements in the occupied West Bank, reversing four decades of American policy and further undermining the effort to gain Palestinian statehood. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo announced that the U.S. is repudiating the 1978 State ...

Roaming beauty services give Japan's elderly a new lease on style

National Nov 19, 2019

Roaming beauty services give Japan's elderly a new lease on style

Barber and beauty care providers have started making visits to people's homes and nursing care facilities as they adapt their services to the demands of Japan's rapidly aging society. As elderly regular customers tail off their visits to beauty salons, businesses are taking their full ...

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

Asia Pacific Nov 19, 2019

China says only it can rule on Hong Kong constitution

China insisted Tuesday it held the sole authority to rule on constitutional matters in Hong Kong, as it condemned a decision by the city's high court to overturn a ban on face masks worn by pro-democracy protesters. The statement could further fan the flames in ...

Venezuela embarrasses Samurai Blue in friendly

Soccer Nov 19, 2019

Venezuela embarrasses Samurai Blue in friendly

Forward Salomon Rondon scored a hat trick before halftime as Venezuela humiliated Japan 4-1 in an international friendly on Tuesday night. Winger Yeferson Soteldo added the fourth for the South Americans before the break, while Hotaru Yamaguchi pulled a late goal back for the hosts ...

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 19, 2019

Hakuho retains top spot with win

Yokozuna Hakuho picked up his ninth win of the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament on Tuesday, beating rank-and-filer Aoiyama to maintain the sole lead. Hakuho (9-1) needed a few extra seconds to overcome No. 5 maegashira Aoiyama (5-5) in the final bout of Day 10 at ...

Soccer Nov 19, 2019

Spain, Italy rout foes in Euro 2020 qualifying

Spain finished its qualifying campaign for the 2020 European Championship with a 5-0 rout of Romania in what could have been the farewell match for coach Robert Moreno on Monday. Moreno did not show for the post-match interview and there were widespread reports in Spanish ...

Luka Doncic scores 42 as Mavericks  run past Spurs

Basketball / NBA Nov 19, 2019

Luka Doncic scores 42 as Mavericks run past Spurs

Luka Doncic grew up idolizing LeBron James, and now the young NBA prodigy has joined James in the record book. The Dallas Mavericks needed everything Doncic delivered in a sensational performance Monday night. Doncic scored a career-high 42 points to go with 12 assists and 11 ...

Rafael Nadal ends year as No. 1 for fifth time

Tennis Nov 19, 2019

Rafael Nadal ends year as No. 1 for fifth time

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the year-end world No. 1 for the fifth time after the ATP released its season-closing rankings on Monday. The Spaniard did not make it beyond the group stage of last week's ATP Finals in London, but Novak Djokovic's failure to ...