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Hong Kong protesters carry political demands into 2020

Asia Pacific Dec 31, 2019

Hong Kong protesters carry political demands into 2020

Pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong held hands and formed human chains across the city on Tuesday, as they carried their monthslong movement and its demands into 2020 with midnight countdown rallies and a massive march planned for New Year's Day. The financial hub has been ...

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

More Sports / Boxing Dec 31, 2019

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

Kazuto Ioka delivered a master class in his successful WBO super flyweight title defense on Tuesday, while compatriot Kosei Tanaka retained his WBO flyweight title by knockout. Ioka made light of Jeyvier Cintron's 12-cm reach advantage to move in and batter his opponent's body from ...

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

More Sports / Boxing Dec 31, 2019

Kazuto Ioka defends super flyweight title in style

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Kazuto Ioka delivered a master class in his successful WBO super flyweight title defense on Tuesday, while compatriot Kosei Tanaka retained his WBO flyweight title by knockout. Ioka made light of Jeyvier Cintron's 12-cm reach advantage to move in and batter his opponent's body from ...

Israeli's top court hears case on Netanyahu's political future

World / Politics Dec 31, 2019

Israeli's top court hears case on Netanyahu's political future

Israel's Supreme Court convened Tuesday to hear a petition on whether an indicted member of parliament can form a new government, a key test case for whether Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu can prolong his political career after elections in March. If the court decides Netanyahu ...

How Abe works, or doesn't work, with the media

National / Politics Dec 31, 2019

How Abe works, or doesn't work, with the media

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe answers questions in brief, on-the-spot interviews with beat reporters far less frequently than before, according to journalists who have intensively covered the country's longest-serving prime minister. Abe markedly changed the way he presents himself to the media from his first to ...

Editorials Dec 31, 2019

A new Olympic year for Japan

The Olympic year should provide us with a chance to reflect on the state of the nation and how we must respond to the multitude of challenges it faces.

Kobe's Lukas Podolski linked with Chicago, Zabrze: report

Soccer / J. League Dec 31, 2019

Kobe's Lukas Podolski linked with Chicago, Zabrze: report

Vissel Kobe's Lukas Podolski is attracting strong interest from MLS side Chicago Fire and Polish top-division side Gornik Zabrze, the online edition of Kolner Stadt-Anzeiger reported Monday. The former Germany World Cup winner, 34, is also being linked with Monterrey of Mexico and Flamengo of ...

Diego Alonso named first coach of MLS expansion club Inter Miami

Soccer Dec 31, 2019

Diego Alonso named first coach of MLS expansion club Inter Miami

David Beckham's new MLS team finally has its first coach, with Inter Miami hiring Diego Alonso. The Uruguayan, who has coached two different teams to CONCACAF Champions League titles, officially took over Monday as the inaugural manager of Beckham's club. He was an attacker as ...