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Defense info may have leaked from cyberattacks on Mitsubishi Electric

National Feb 11, 2020

Defense info may have leaked from cyberattacks on Mitsubishi Electric

The Defense Ministry has said that defense-related information may have leaked following cyberattacks on Mitsubishi Electric Corp. last year. The ministry is closely investigating whether it will have an impact on national security, it said Monday. Information pertaining to bidding for contracts on defense equipment research, ...

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

National Feb 11, 2020

Itami airport to be first in Japan to offer toilets for dogs

Itami airport is set to become the first in Japan to offer toilets for exclusive use by dogs. The regional airport, which is also known as Osaka International Airport but straddles Osaka and Hyogo prefectures, decided to introduce the canine facility after receiving requests not ...

Philippine leader terminates troop agreement with U.S.

Asia Pacific Feb 11, 2020

Philippine leader terminates troop agreement with U.S.

The Philippines on Tuesday notified the United States of its intent to terminate a major security pact allowing American forces to train in the country in the most serious threat to the countries' treaty alliance under President Rodrigo Duterte. Foreign Secretary Teodoro Locsin Jr. said ...

Sinn Fein tops poll in earth-shaking Irish election

World / Politics Feb 11, 2020

Sinn Fein tops poll in earth-shaking Irish election

Ireland braced for weeks of political uncertainty Monday after an earth-shaking election that saw the Irish Republican Army-linked party Sinn Fein — long shunned by its bigger rivals — take the largest share of votes. In a surge that upended Ireland's traditional two-party system, the ...

Coronavirus clips wings of Asia's biggest air show

Business Feb 11, 2020

Coronavirus clips wings of Asia's biggest air show

Asia's biggest air show opens in Singapore Tuesday under the shadow of a deadly coronavirus outbreak that has prompted dozens of companies to withdraw and threatens to hammer the aviation industry. The biennial Singapore Airshow attracts hundreds of global aerospace firms and airlines to the ...

Jihadis kill at least 30, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

World Feb 11, 2020

Jihadis kill at least 30, abduct dozens in northeast Nigeria

Jihadis killed at least 30 people and abducted women and children in a raid in northeast Nigeria's restive Borno state, a regional government spokesman said on Monday. The attack Sunday evening targeted the village of Auno on a key highway linking to regional capital Maiduguri. The ...

More businesses reopen in China but many people stay home

Business Feb 11, 2020

More businesses reopen in China but many people stay home

More offices and stores in Beijing and other parts of China finally reopened Monday after the Lunar New Year break was extended to discourage travel and contain the new coronavirus, but many workers and shoppers appeared to stay home. Public health authorities are watching closely ...

'Pine Tar Game' items headed to auction later this month

Baseball / MLB Feb 11, 2020

'Pine Tar Game' items headed to auction later this month

Nearly three decades ago, Kansas City Royals star George Brett raced out of the visiting dugout at Yankee Stadium and got in the face of rookie umpire Tim McClelland, instantly transforming what had been a run-of-the-mill regular-season game in mid-July into an iconic moment ...

Hustle's Yuta Watanabe named to Midseason All-NBA G League team

Basketball Feb 11, 2020

Hustle's Yuta Watanabe named to Midseason All-NBA G League team

Yuta Watanabe was selected to the 2019-20 Midseason All-NBA G League's Western Conference team in recognition of his overall performance in the first half of the season, the league announced on Monday. Watanabe, who is on a two-way contract with the Memphis Grizzlies, has played ...

Masahiro Tanaka says Astros cheated Yankees out of 2017 World Series

Baseball / MLB Feb 11, 2020

Masahiro Tanaka says Astros cheated Yankees out of 2017 World Series

Masahiro Tanaka feels cheated by the Houston Astros. Tanaka's Yankees lost to the Astros in a seven-game American League Championship Series in 2017. MLB Commissioner Rob Manfred found the Astros broke rules against electronic sign stealing in 2017, including during the postseason. "Yeah, I do feel ...

Baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

Baseball / Japanese Baseball Feb 11, 2020

Baseball legend Katsuya Nomura dies at 84

Japanese Baseball Hall of Fame catcher and renowned manager Katsuya Nomura died of ischemic heart failure early Tuesday morning, according to the Tohoku Rakuten Golden Eagles, the last club he managed. He was 84. Nomura was one of NPB's greatest slugging catchers, amassing 657 home ...