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Japan asks Interpol to add Carole Ghosn to wanted list

National / Crime & Legal Jan 10, 2020

Japan asks Interpol to add Carole Ghosn to wanted list

Days after his amazing escape, public prosecutors have now asked Interpol to put ex-Nissan Motor Co. Chairman Carlos Ghosn's wife, Carole, who faces perjury allegations, on its wanted list, informed sources said Friday. The request was made through the National Police Agency. Carole Ghosn, 53, who ...

Philippines lifts restrictions on importing food from Fukushima

Business Jan 10, 2020

Philippines lifts restrictions on importing food from Fukushima

Philippine Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin said Thursday his country had lifted restrictions on Japanese food imports imposed following the 2011 Fukushima nuclear disaster, due to a lower risk of radioactive contamination. Locsin said during a meeting with his Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi in Manila that ...

China's bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus failing to take off

Business Jan 10, 2020

China's bid to challenge Boeing and Airbus failing to take off

Development of China's C919 single-aisle plane, already at least five years behind schedule, is going even slower than expected, a dozen people familiar with the program said as the state-owned Commercial Aircraft Corp. struggles with technical issues that have severely restricted test flights. Delays are ...

Japan household spending falls again in November

Business / Economy Jan 10, 2020

Japan household spending falls again in November

Household spending fell for a second straight month in November and by more than forecast, according to data released Friday by the Ministry of Internal Affairs and Communications, suggesting that a higher sales tax may weigh on private consumption for some time. The world's third-largest ...

Depression and PTSD surge in protest-hit Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Jan 10, 2020

Depression and PTSD surge in protest-hit Hong Kong

Nearly 1 in 3 adults in Hong Kong reported symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder during months of often violent social unrest in the city, according to a study published in The Lancet medical journal Friday. And around 1 in 10 had symptoms of probable depression, ...

Japanese delegation of 1,000 to visit South Korea

National / Politics Jan 10, 2020

Japanese delegation of 1,000 to visit South Korea

Japan will send a delegation of about 1,000 people to South Korea later this year, Toshihiro Nikai, secretary-general of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party, said Thursday. He unveiled the plans during talks in Tokyo with Kang Chang-il, head of a group of South Korean lawmakers ...

'Highly likely' Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S. officials say

World Jan 10, 2020

'Highly likely' Iran downed Ukrainian jetliner, U.S. officials say

U.S. officials said Thursday it was "highly likely" that an Iranian anti-aircraft missile downed a Ukrainian jetliner late Tuesday, killing all 176 people on board. They suggested it could well have been a mistake. The crash came just a few hours after Iran launched a ...

French unions take to streets in make-or-break pension protest

Business / Economy Jan 10, 2020

French unions take to streets in make-or-break pension protest

French trade unions disrupted rail services, cut power output and brought demonstrators onto the streets in cities across France on Thursday in a make-or-break push to force President Emmanuel Macron to abandon his planned pension reform. The country's hard-left unions rallied supporters hoping to regain ...

Tottenham's Hary Kane out until April with hamstring injury

Soccer Jan 10, 2020

Tottenham's Hary Kane out until April with hamstring injury

Harry Kane will be sidelined until April after Tottenham revealed the England captain needs surgery to repair a ruptured tendon in his left hamstring. Kane suffered the injury while taking a shot during Tottenham's Premier League defeat at Southampton on New Year's Day. "Following ongoing assessment ...

Andres Iniesta says he hopes to  finish playing career in Japan

Soccer / J. League Jan 10, 2020

Andres Iniesta says he hopes to finish playing career in Japan

Former Spain and Barcelona great Andres Iniesta hopes to finish his playing career in Japan with J. League's Vissel Kobe, Spanish media reported Thursday. Following rumors of interest from clubs in North America's Major League Soccer, the 34-year-old Iniesta was quoted in the online edition ...

Kaetlyn Osmond talks about struggles after retirement

Figure Skating Jan 10, 2020

Kaetlyn Osmond talks about struggles after retirement

For the better part of two decades, Kaetlyn Osmond knew exactly what she'd be doing every day. Her world was figure skating. She retired last May and hasn't competed since winning gold at the 2018 world championships. And while she's at peace with her decision, ...

Innovative golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

More Sports / Golf Jan 10, 2020

Innovative golf course designer Pete Dye dies at 94

Pete Dye never thought golf was meant to be fair, inspiring him to build courses that visually intimidated recreational players to the best in the world. The island green at the TPC Sawgrass. Railroad ties that gave frightening definition of putting surfaces fronted by water. ...

Naomi Osaka battles into semis in Brisbane

Tennis Jan 10, 2020

Naomi Osaka battles into semis in Brisbane

Defending Australian Open champion Naomi Osaka, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova and Madison Keys won quarterfinal matches Friday at the Brisbane International. Osaka beat Kiki Bertens 6-3, 3-6, 6-3, Kvitova defeated qualifier Jennifer Brady 6-4, 6-2 and Keys beat fellow American Danielle Collins 6-4, 6-1. ...

New Giants coach Joe Judge is old school

More Sports / Football Jan 10, 2020

New Giants coach Joe Judge is old school

Joe Judge has every intention of bringing old-fashioned blue-collar football back to the struggling New York Giants. Roughly three minutes after being introduced as the head coach of the Giants, the relative unknown 38-year-old disciple of two of football's coaching greats set out to answer ...