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Japan, U.S., EU propose new WTO subsidy rules

Business Jan 15, 2020

Japan, U.S., EU propose new WTO subsidy rules

Japan, the United States and the European Union on Tuesday proposed expanding a ban on market-distorting subsidies under World Trade Organization rules, a measure apparently targeted at China. The three economies hope to win support for the proposal from a wide range of WTO members ...

Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Business / Tech Jan 15, 2020

Encryption battle reignited as U.S. at loggerheads with Apple

Apple Inc. and the U.S. government are at loggerheads for the second time in four years over the unlocking of iPhones connected to a mass shooting, reviving debate over law enforcement access to encrypted devices. Attorney General Bill Barr claimed Monday that Apple failed to ...

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

World / Crime & Legal Jan 15, 2020

Trump trial likely to begin next Tuesday: Senate chief

The Senate impeachment trial of U.S. President Donald Trump is likely to begin in seven days with key players sworn in later this week, Majority Leader Mitch McConnell said Tuesday. McConnell, a Republican senator from Kentucky, said he expected the House of Representatives to send ...

New York Times hits 5 million subscribers

Business Jan 15, 2020

New York Times hits 5 million subscribers

The New York Times said Tuesday it now has more than 5 million total subscribers after adding 1 million for its digital offerings in the past year. The prestigious New York daily, which began its paid digital subscriptions in 2011, has been among the most ...

Nino Caruso's monumental contribution

Art Jan 15, 2020

Nino Caruso's monumental contribution

by Matthew Larking

More than 100 pieces, documents and designs have been selected for the Nino Caruso exhibition "Forms of Memory and Space — the world's first retrospective of the Italian ceramist-cum-sculptor's work since his death in 2017.

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to wildfire smoke

Tennis Jan 15, 2020

Australian Open qualifying delayed due to wildfire smoke

Qualifying rounds for the Australian Open were delayed Wednesday as toxic smoke from widespread bushfires continued to choke Melbourne, throwing the Grand Slam's schedule into chaos. The decision to suspend the action followed heavy criticism when players were affected by hazardous conditions after play was ...

Keisuke Honda planning to establish amateur soccer team

Soccer Jan 15, 2020

Keisuke Honda planning to establish amateur soccer team

Former Japan midfielder Keisuke Honda has said he plans to establish an amateur soccer club in Tokyo following a failed venture in Austria. The 33-year-old will have to register the team, named One Tokyo, in the fourth tier of the Tokyo Shakaijin Soccer League under ...

Tochiazuma's bloody rivalry with Asashoryu a spectacle

Sumo | Rikishi Files Jan 15, 2020

Tochiazuma's bloody rivalry with Asashoryu a spectacle

by John Gunning

In terms of sumo's vintage years, 1976 was one of the best. The bumper crop included three-time champion Chiyotaikai, fellow ozeki Kotomitsuki (also a title winner), long time sanyaku (the three ranks below yokozuna) occupant Wakanosato and several other top-division stalwarts. A third ozeki, Tochiazuma, was ...

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 15, 2020

Kakuryu suffers second straight loss

New sekiwake Asanoyama took his first loss of the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament on Wednesday, while yokozuna Kakuryu fell to his third defeat. Asanoyama fell down the leaderboard along with top-ranked maegashira Endo after getting brushed aside by komusubi Abi on Day 4 at ...

Badminton world champion Kento Momota departs for Japan

More Sports Jan 15, 2020

Badminton world champion Kento Momota departs for Japan

Men's badminton world No. 1 Kento Momota returned to Japan on Wednesday after being injured in a car crash in Malaysia earlier this week. Momota left a hospital in Putrajaya, Malaysia's federal administrative capital, on Tuesday evening, according to a hospital source. He landed at Narita ...