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Vatican prosecutors seize data from St. Peter's Basilica

World / Crime & Legal Jun 30, 2020

Vatican prosecutors seize data from St. Peter's Basilica

Vatican prosecutors have ordered the seizure of documents and computers from the administrative offices of St. Peter’s Basilica in an apparently new investigation into financial irregularities in the Holy See. The Vatican said Tuesday that Pope Francis also named a special commissioner to run the ...

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

World Jun 30, 2020

Iran journalist who fueled 2017 protests sentenced to death

Iran sentenced a once-exiled journalist to death over his online work that helped inspire nationwide economic protests that began at the end of 2017, authorities said Tuesday. Ruhollah Zam's website and a channel he created on the popular messaging app Telegram had spread the timings ...

Japanese factory output drops again even as emergency ends

Business / Economy Jun 30, 2020

Japanese factory output drops again even as emergency ends

Japan’s industrial production dropped again in May even as a nationwide state of emergency was lifted, showing the severity of the pandemic’s impact on the export-reliant manufacturing sector. Factory output fell 8.4 percent from April, the economy ministry reported Tuesday. Production slid from the prior ...

U.S. warns Hitachi not to sell U.K. nuclear project to China

Business Jun 30, 2020

U.S. warns Hitachi not to sell U.K. nuclear project to China

The administration of U.S. President Donald Trump has warned Hitachi Ltd. not to sell its nuclear power project in Britain to China due to security concerns, The Sunday Times has reported. China General Nuclear Power Corp., the country's largest state-owned nuclear power company, is keen ...

Japan points program to mitigate consumption fall ends Tuesday

Business Jun 30, 2020

Japan points program to mitigate consumption fall ends Tuesday

The government's shopping point reward program for promoting cashless payments, which appears to have had only a limited impact on consumption, is ending Tuesday. The program was introduced last year to mitigate the impact on spending of the October consumption tax hike from 8 percent ...

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

World Jun 30, 2020

In hot spot U.S. states, virus testing means long lines and delays

The U.S. is again grappling with a shortfall of testing that has hobbled the nation since the pandemic’s early weeks, and now threatens to further undermine containment efforts at a crucial moment. In new hot spots like Arizona, Texas and Florida, where COVID-19 is rapidly ...

U.S. starts paring back Hong Kong's special status due to security law

Asia Pacific Jun 30, 2020

U.S. starts paring back Hong Kong's special status due to security law

The United States began eliminating Hong Kong's special status under U.S. law on Monday, halting defense exports and restricting the territory's access to high technology products as China prepares new Hong Kong security legislation. The Commerce Department said it was suspending "preferential treatment to Hong ...

New Zealand handed pair of sevens titles; Japanese men promoted

Rugby Jun 30, 2020

New Zealand handed pair of sevens titles; Japanese men promoted

The remainder of the rugby sevens world series was canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic and New Zealand declared the men’s and women’s champions on Tuesday. The rounds in Hong Kong, Singapore, Langford (Canada), London and Paris were previously postponed, but World Rugby canceled them ...

Rikako Ikee tapped to give speech at Olympic countdown event

Olympics Jun 30, 2020

Rikako Ikee tapped to give speech at Olympic countdown event

Rikako Ikee, the Japanese swimming star who has her sights set on the 2024 Paris Games despite her ongoing battle with leukemia, will feature in a one-year Tokyo Olympic countdown event, a source familiar with the plan said Tuesday. The 19-year-old is expected to address ...

Nick Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

Golf Jun 30, 2020

Nick Watney bored in isolation, nervous about how he got virus

Monday marked the 10th day of self-isolation for Nick Watney, the minimum required for PGA Tour players who test positive for the new coronavirus. He said he is feeling good except for some minor fatigue, perhaps brought on by a major case of boredom, and ...

With restrictions, fans set to return to South Korean baseball

Baseball Jun 30, 2020

With restrictions, fans set to return to South Korean baseball

South Korea’s professional baseball league says it will require fans to wear masks and to sit at least a seat apart as it prepares to bring back spectators in the coming weeks amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Korea Baseball Organization on Tuesday said fans will ...

Filippe Inzaghi's Benevento completes Italian top-flight comeback

Soccer Jun 30, 2020

Filippe Inzaghi's Benevento completes Italian top-flight comeback

Filippo Inzaghi’s Benevento earned promotion back into the Italian top-flight Serie A by sealing the second-division title with seven games to spare and matching a Serie B record on Monday. Benevento needed only one point to clinch but got all three in beating Juve Stabia ...

Jays players headed to Florida as talks to play in Toronto continue

MLB Jun 30, 2020

Jays players headed to Florida as talks to play in Toronto continue

The Blue Jays are moving players to their spring training facility in Florida while they await word from the Canadian government about playing in Toronto amid the coronavirus pandemic. Ontario Premier Doug Ford said Monday that city, provincial and federal authorities "kind of gave their ...

Wizards rule out John Wall returning this season

NBA Jun 30, 2020

Wizards rule out John Wall returning this season

John Wall will not join the Washington Wizards for the resumption of the NBA season this summer, ending the chances of the five-time All-Star guard playing his first game since 2018. General manager Tommy Sheppard effectively ruled out Wall returning this season when he said ...

Sam Whitelock, Damien de Allende headline exodus from Panasonic

Rugby Jun 30, 2020

Sam Whitelock, Damien de Allende headline exodus from Panasonic

The Panasonic Wild Knights officially bid farewell Monday to veteran New Zealand lock Sam Whitelock and South African center Damien de Allende as part of an exodus of overseas players from the Japan Rugby Top League club. Whitelock, a World Cup winner in 2011 and ...