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JETRO to help companies export made-in-Japan crafts online

Business / Corporate Aug 2, 2020

JETRO to help companies export made-in-Japan crafts online

A Japanese government-linked organization will help local companies export made-in-Japan crafts including stationery, furniture and accessories to overseas buyers through online channels amid the coronavirus pandemic. The Japan External Trade Organization has picked 519 items by 121 producers for this year's Takumi Next project aimed ...

Republican renomination of Trump to be held in private

World / Politics Aug 2, 2020

Republican renomination of Trump to be held in private

The vote to renominate U.S. President Donald Trump is set to be conducted in private later this month, without members of the press present, a spokeswoman for the Republican National Convention said, citing the coronavirus. While Trump called off the public components of the convention ...

Coronavirus curfew imposed on Australia's second-biggest city

Asia Pacific Aug 2, 2020

Coronavirus curfew imposed on Australia's second-biggest city

Australia on Sunday introduced sweeping new measures to control a growing coronavirus outbreak in its second-biggest city, including an overnight curfew and a ban on weddings for the first time during the pandemic. Despite a lockdown that began in early July, Melbourne has continued to ...

Japan may add punishments for not following anti-virus measures

National Aug 2, 2020

Japan may add punishments for not following anti-virus measures

Japan may introduce orders and punishments for businesses that fail to meet business suspension requests as part of a revision to a special measures law to prevent the spread of the new coronavirus, according to economic revitalization minister Yasutoshi Nishimura. Nishimura said he is in ...

World / Crime & Legal Aug 2, 2020

U.K. Conservative MP arrested over rape allegations

An MP and former minister from Britain's ruling Conservative Party has been arrested after a parliamentary aide accused him of rape, sexual assault and coercive control, according to reports Saturday. The politician was not named but the Metropolitan Police said in a statement that it ...

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

World / Politics Aug 2, 2020

Biden eyes major foreign policy shifts if he wins

Should Joe Biden win the White House in November, America will likely be in for a foreign policy about-face as the former vice president reverses, dismantles or severely curtails many of President Donald Trump’s most significant and boldest actions. From the Middle East to Asia, ...

FIFA says Gianni Infantino should remain president during probe

Soccer Aug 2, 2020

FIFA says Gianni Infantino should remain president during probe

Gianni Infantino can remain FIFA president and should not be forced from power while under criminal investigation, world soccer's governing body told The Associated Press on Saturday. A Swiss special prosecutor opened a criminal case into Infantino's conduct on Thursday over his meetings with the ...

Raptors restart season with 11th straight win over Lakers

NBA Aug 2, 2020

Raptors restart season with 11th straight win over Lakers

Kyle Lowry had 33 points and 14 rebounds and the defending NBA champion Toronto Raptors restarted their season by beating the slow-starting Los Angeles Lakers for the 11th straight time, 107-92 on Saturday night. OG Anunoby scored 23 points for the Raptors, the second-place team ...

Minnesota's Matt Dumba kneels as NHL puts focus on BLM movement

Ice Hockey Aug 2, 2020

Minnesota's Matt Dumba kneels as NHL puts focus on BLM movement

Minnesota’s Matt Dumba became the first NHL player to kneel during the U.S. national anthem when he did so before the opening playoff game between Edmonton and Chicago in Edmonton, Alberta. Dumba knelt at center ice Saturday while fellow Black players Malcolm Subban of Chicago ...

Yusei Kikuchi's strong start wasted as Mariners fall to Athletics

MLB Aug 2, 2020

Yusei Kikuchi's strong start wasted as Mariners fall to Athletics

Pinch-hitter Robbie Grossman lined an RBI double to score Tony Kemp in the top of the 10th inning, and the Oakland Athletics rallied for a 3-2 win over the Seattle Mariners on Saturday night. Oakland snapped a three-game losing streak, escaping a major jam in ...

Rob Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

MLB Aug 2, 2020

Rob Manfred confident MLB can get through playoffs despite virus

Major League Baseball Commissioner Rob Manfred says he's confident his sport can get through the regular season and postseason without being stopped by the coronavirus, though not every club might play all 60 games and winning percentage could be used to determine playoff teams. During ...

Hawks' Ryoya Kurihara, Shuta Ishikawa overpower Lions

Japanese Baseball Aug 2, 2020

Hawks' Ryoya Kurihara, Shuta Ishikawa overpower Lions

Ryoya Kurihara belted a three-run first-inning home run and Shuta Ishikawa threw a one-hitter as the Fukuoka SoftBank Hawks beat the Pacific League champion Seibu Lions 4-0 on Saturday afternoon. After Ishikawa struck out two of the four batters he faced in the first inning, ...