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Business / Financial Markets Feb 2, 2021

Dollar climbs to around ¥105 in Tokyo trading

The dollar rose to around ¥105 in Tokyo trading Tuesday, affected by buying against the Australian dollar. At 5 p.m., the U.S. dollar stood at ¥104.98-98, up from ¥104.74-74 at the same time Monday. The euro was at $1.2069-2069, down from $1.2127-2127, and at ¥126.70-71, ...

Business / Financial Markets Feb 2, 2021

Tokyo stocks climb further on U.S. market rebound

Tokyo stocks climbed further Tuesday, with investor sentiment brightened by an overnight rebound on Wall Street. The 225-issue Nikkei average of selected issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange jumped 271.12 points, or 0.97%, to close at 28,362.17, after surging 427.66 ...

Myanmar aerobics instructor dances through military coup

Asia Pacific Feb 2, 2021

Myanmar aerobics instructor dances through military coup

Pumping her arms to an electronic ditty, aerobics instructor Khing Hnin Wai appeared oblivious as a convoy of armored vehicles drove by — accidentally capturing Myanmar's military coup-in-progress in a surreal video that has now gone viral. The PE teacher in Naypyitaw, Myanmar's capital, posted ...

Mitch McConnell calls Marjorie Taylor Greene a 'cancer' on GOP

World / Politics Feb 2, 2021

Mitch McConnell calls Marjorie Taylor Greene a 'cancer' on GOP

Mitch McConnell, the top Senate Republican, said on Monday that Rep. Marjorie Taylor Greene's embrace of conspiracy theories was a "cancer" on their party, as House Democrats moved to strip her of committee assignments. Incendiary comments Greene made, including denying that school shootings took place ...

WHO slams critics of COVID-19 origins probe

World Feb 2, 2021

WHO slams critics of COVID-19 origins probe

The WHO mission comes with heavy political baggage — China refused the team access until mid-January and there are question marks over what the experts can hope to find, one year on.

Impressive Naomi Osaka makes winning start in Melbourne

Tennis Feb 2, 2021

Impressive Naomi Osaka makes winning start in Melbourne

World No. 3 Naomi Osaka made light work of France's Alize Cornet on Tuesday in the Japanese star's first competitive match since winning the U.S. Open for a second time. The three-time Grand Slam champion hit 22 winners to move into the third round of ...