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National Jan 28, 2020

Japan panel draws up emergency proposals on cybersecurity

An expert panel of the communications ministry Monday compiled a set of emergency proposals on cybersecurity ahead of the Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games this summer. The panel called for, among other things, identifying devices using "internet of things" technologies that are vulnerable to cyberattacks ...

Belgian ex-King Albert concedes claimant is his daughter

World Jan 28, 2020

Belgian ex-King Albert concedes claimant is his daughter

by Raf Casert

After years of court battles, Belgium's former King Albert II is no longer fighting a claim that he is the father of artist and sculptor Delphine Boel, bringing a major breakthrough in the decades-old royal paternity scandal. A statement delivered by his lawyers to Belgian ...

Johnson says U.K. can square Huawei 5G role with security concerns

Business / Tech Jan 28, 2020

Johnson says U.K. can square Huawei 5G role with security concerns

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday insisted the U.K. can have technological progress while preserving national security, as he prepared to approve a role for Chinese telecom giant Huawei in developing its 5G telecom network despite strong U.S. opposition. Johnson spoke after U.S. Secretary ...

Japan box-office revenue hit record ¥261 billion in 2019

Entertainment News Jan 28, 2020

Japan box-office revenue hit record ¥261 billion in 2019

Total box-office revenue in Japan hit a record ¥261.1 billion ($2.4 billion) in 2019, up 17.4 percent from the previous year, aided by mega-hits such as the animated film "Weathering With You," the Motion Picture Producers Association of Japan said Tuesday. Cinema attendance surpassed 190 ...

Nick Castellanos signs four-year deal with Reds

Baseball / MLB Jan 28, 2020

Nick Castellanos signs four-year deal with Reds

Free agent outfielder Nick Castellanos has signed a $64 million, four-year deal with the Cincinnati Reds on Monday. It was Cincinnati's latest big-money move to emerge from years of losing. The deal allows Castellanos to opt out and become a free agent after the 2020 or ...

Vern Cotter named Fiji's new  rugby head coach

Rugby Jan 28, 2020

Vern Cotter named Fiji's new rugby head coach

Former Scotland coach Vern Cotter on Tuesday was named the new head coach of the Fiji rugby team. New Zealand-born Cotter succeeds Australian John McKee, who was head coach from 2014 and whose contract ended in December. Cotter coached French club Clermont to the Top 14 ...

Jakub Vrana sparks Capitals in win over Canadiens

More Sports / Ice Hockey Jan 28, 2020

Jakub Vrana sparks Capitals in win over Canadiens

The Washington Capitals proved they can score a lot of goals even without Alex Ovechkin. Jakub Vrana had a goal and an assist as the Eastern Conference-leading Capitals beat the Montreal Canadiens 4-2 Monday night for their fourth straight win. Tom Wilson, Travis Boyd and Nicklas ...

Arsenal secures spot in F.A. Cup fifth round

Soccer Jan 28, 2020

Arsenal secures spot in F.A. Cup fifth round

Mikel Arteta hailed Arsenal's "hungry" youngsters after Bukayo Saka and Eddie Nketiah fired their side into the F.A. Cup fifth round with a 2-1 win against Bournemouth on Monday. Arteta turned to youth at Dean Court and Saka, Nketiah and Joe Willock repaid the Arsenal ...

Ozeki Goeido retires and will start career as sumo elder

Sumo Jan 28, 2020

Ozeki Goeido retires and will start career as sumo elder

Ozeki Goeido has retired as a sumo wrestler and will move on to a new role as an elder at the Sakaigawa stable under the toshiyori name Takekuma, the Japan Sumo Association said Tuesday. The 33-year-old Osaka native, who had been facing demotion following two ...