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Japan's Princess Kako turns 25

National Dec 29, 2019

Japan's Princess Kako turns 25

Princess Kako, the niece of Emperor Naruhito, turned 25 on Sunday, following a year marked by her graduation from university and her first official overseas trip. The younger daughter of Crown Prince Akishino graduated in March from International Christian University in Tokyo, where she majored ...

Bell of London's famed Big Ben will ring on New Year's Eve

World Dec 29, 2019

Bell of London's famed Big Ben will ring on New Year's Eve

Britain's Big Ben bell in Parliament's landmark clock tower will ring at midnight on New Year's Eve, marking the start of a year for the first time since its new face was revealed from under scaffolding halfway through restoration work. The work has seen the ...

Las Vegas people-moving tunnel may open in 2020, Elon Musk says

Business Dec 29, 2019

Las Vegas people-moving tunnel may open in 2020, Elon Musk says

A tunnel in Las Vegas meant to showcase a traffic-busting alternative for overcrowded cities should be completed next year, innovative entrepreneur Elon Musk said on Twitter. The people-moving tunnel is being built by The Boring Co., one of several future-oriented enterprises founded by Musk, along ...

Asia Pacific / Politics Dec 29, 2019

Who's who among China's rising financial czars

Since 2018, China's President Xi Jinping has installed 12 former executives from government regulators or state-run financial institutions to top leadership posts across the country's provinces, regions and municipalities. The appointments appear to put them in the fast lane as China prepares for a leadership ...

Editorials Dec 29, 2019

Delays and cost overruns at Henoko

The government needs to assess whether the Futenma replacement project — with the substantial delays, cost overruns and local opposition — is still a viable project.

Wizards' Rui Hachimura to miss more time with groin injury

Basketball / NBA Dec 29, 2019

Wizards' Rui Hachimura to miss more time with groin injury

Rui Hachimura is likely to be sidelined for another week as he recovers from a groin injury, Washington Wizards head coach Scott Brooks said Saturday. The 21-year-old rookie has missed six games since suffering the injury during the Wizards' 133-119 win over the Detroit Pistons ...