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U.S. ship sails in South China Sea by China-claimed islands

Asia Pacific Feb 17, 2021

U.S. ship sails in South China Sea by China-claimed islands

A U.S. Navy warship sailed by islands claimed by China in the South China Sea on Wednesday in a freedom of navigation operation, marking the latest move by Washington to challenge Beijing's territorial claims in the contested waters. The U.S. Navy's 7th Fleet said destroyer ...

December machinery orders rise 5.2%, up for third straight month

Business Feb 17, 2021

December machinery orders rise 5.2%, up for third straight month

Japan's core private-sector machinery orders rose 5.2% in December from the previous month for the third consecutive monthly increase, as more sectors recovered from the fallout of the coronavirus pandemic, government data showed Wednesday. The orders, which exclude those for ships and from electricity utilities ...

Yui Kamiji falls in Australian Open wheelchair final

Tennis Feb 17, 2021

Yui Kamiji falls in Australian Open wheelchair final

Yui Kamiji was unable to defend her Australian Open title Wednesday in the women's wheelchair singles final, losing a three-set thriller against world No. 1 Diede De Groot of the Netherlands 6-3, 6-7 (4-7), 7-6 (7-4). Having split the first two sets, the No. 2 ...