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World leaders evoke WWII spirit in battle against pandemic

World May 9, 2020

World leaders evoke WWII spirit in battle against pandemic

Global leaders marked 75 years since the end of World War II in Europe on Friday, urging citizens to draw inspiration from the historic victory as the world battles against the coronavirus pandemic. With parades and commemoration events cancelled or scaled down as part of ...

Japan to launch ASDF space unit to monitor threat to satellites

National May 9, 2020

Japan to launch ASDF space unit to monitor threat to satellites

Japan will launch its first space operations unit within the Air Self-Defense Force on May 18 to monitor threats to Japanese satellites in outer space, Defense Minister Taro Kono has said. The Space Domain Mission Unit will be tasked with tracking space debris and meteorites ...

Why I just volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial

Commentary / World May 9, 2020

Why I just volunteered for a COVID-19 vaccine trial

by Faye Flam

The notion of testing COVID-19 vaccines by deliberately infecting volunteers with the novel coronavirus — something that’s now on the table — isn’t necessarily crazy or unethical. It’s smart, and has benefits that far outweigh the risks. Challenge trials, as scientists call them, vastly speed ...

All eyes on K-League as soccer season begins in South Korea

Soccer May 9, 2020

All eyes on K-League as soccer season begins in South Korea

Soccer is back in South Korea for the first time since the coronavirus pandemic shut down sports around the world, and its success or failure will be closely watched by leagues everywhere. The K-League season kicked off Friday in Jeonju with defending champion Jeonbuk Motors ...

Australian Olympic chief says Tokyo Games could be greatest ever

Olympics May 9, 2020

Australian Olympic chief says Tokyo Games could be greatest ever

Australian Olympic Committee president John Coates has predicted next year’s coronavirus-delayed Tokyo Games "may ultimately be amongst the great games ever, if not the greatest.” The Sydney-born Coates, who oversees planning for the Tokyo Olympics for the International Olympic Committee, told the AOC’s annual general ...