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Business / Financial Markets Feb 18, 2021

Tokyo stocks continue to fall on overheating concerns

Tokyo stocks continued to slip Thursday as investors remained cautious about the key Nikkei average's recent rapid ascent. The 225-issue Nikkei average of 225 dipped 56.10 points, or 0.19%, to close at 30,236.09, falling for two straight days. The benchmark index shed 175.56 points Wednesday. The ...

Biden downgrades Saudi crown prince to ‘recalibrate’ ties

World / Politics Feb 18, 2021

Biden downgrades Saudi crown prince to ‘recalibrate’ ties

U.S. President Joe Biden intends to "recalibrate” Washington's relationship with Saudi Arabia and will emphasize outreach to King Salman, in a move that signals a downgrade in ties with Crown Prince Mohammed Bin Salman, the country’s de facto ruler. It is the latest sign Biden’s ...

Tokyo reports 445 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

National Feb 18, 2021

Tokyo reports 445 new COVID-19 cases Thursday

Tokyo confirmed 445 new COVID-19 infections on Thursday, with severe cases remaining below 100 for the fourth straight day. The number of cases determined to be serious based on the metropolitan government’s standards fell by three from the previous day to 84. The capital's tally for ...

Fans return to Australian Open as Melbourne lockdown ends

Tennis Feb 18, 2021

Fans return to Australian Open as Melbourne lockdown ends

Excited fans drifted back to the Australian Open Thursday — following the expiration of a snap five-day lockdown in Melbourne — determined to create some atmosphere over the final days of a tournament that has been severely disrupted by the coronavirus. The already-delayed Grand Slam ...