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China's GDP growth for 2019 slowest in three decades at 6.1%

Business / Economy Jan 17, 2020

China's GDP growth for 2019 slowest in three decades at 6.1%

China's economy weakened to deliver its slowest pace of growth in three decades in 2019, as weaker domestic demand and trade tensions with the United States took their toll, official data showed Friday. Gross domestic product for the world's second-largest economy grew by 6.1 percent ...

Nobel winner Akira Yoshino to head net-zero carbon emissions research center

Business Jan 17, 2020

Nobel winner Akira Yoshino to head net-zero carbon emissions research center

Nobel Prize-winning scientist Akira Yoshino will head a new government-funded international research center focusing on reducing carbon emissions to net-zero, industry minister Hiroshi Kajiyama said Friday. The new body will consist of 300 to 400 scientists, including from the United States, France and Germany, working ...

Japan and India hold joint coast guard drill

National / Politics Jan 17, 2020

Japan and India hold joint coast guard drill

The Japanese and Indian coast guards on Thursday conducted a joint drill in waters off Chennai, southern India. The 18th such exercise between the two nations comes at a time when China is expanding its maritime presence in waters near India. Sharing the concept of a ...

U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

Business Jan 17, 2020

U.S. Senate passes new North American trade deal

The U.S. Senate on Thursday approved a revamp of the 26-year-old North American Free Trade Agreement that includes tougher rules on labor and automotive content but leaves $1.2 trillion in annual U.S.-Mexico-Canada trade flows largely unchanged. The legislation for the U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement passed on an ...

Shodai takes control on sixth day

Sumo / Basho Reports Jan 17, 2020

Shodai takes control on sixth day

Rank-and-file wrestler Shodai seized the sole lead at the New Year Grand Sumo Tournament with a convincing win over former ozeki Tochinoshin on Friday. No. 4 maegashira Shodai forced out No. 6 Tochinoshin (2-4) to become the only wrestler with a perfect record after six ...

Beltran out as Mets manager amid scandal

Baseball / MLB Jan 17, 2020

Beltran out as Mets manager amid scandal

Carlos Beltran, called out on a curveball again. So for the second time since they last threw a pitch, the New York Mets are in the market for a new manager. Sign of the times. Beltran's 2½-month tenure as Mets manager ended Thursday before he spent a ...

Sakakibara siblings set course for Tokyo 2020

Olympics Jan 17, 2020

Sakakibara siblings set course for Tokyo 2020

by Anna Watanabe

When it came time for Sydney-based brother and sister BMX riders Kai and Saya Sakakibara to decide which country they would represent as athletes, the Olympic hopefuls were spoiled for choice. Born in Australia's Gold Coast to a Japanese mother and British father, and having ...