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Business / Financial Markets Mar 16, 2021

Dollar almost static around ¥109.20 in Tokyo

The dollar fluctuated tightly around ¥109.20 in Tokyo trading Tuesday amid a strong wait-and-see mood before the U.S. Federal Reserve's two-day policy-setting meeting through Wednesday. At 5 p.m., the dollar stood at ¥109.25, up marginally from ¥109.18 at the same time Monday. The euro was ...

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he's in a 'concentration camp'

World Mar 16, 2021

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny says he's in a 'concentration camp'

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who is serving a two-and-half-year jail term in a penal colony outside Moscow, said Monday he was locked up in a "real concentration camp." His comments were the first confirmation of widespread reports that the Russian opposition politician would be spending ...

Xi warns against tech excess in sign crackdown will widen

Business Mar 16, 2021

Xi warns against tech excess in sign crackdown will widen

China’s top leader warned that Beijing will go after so-called "platform” companies that have amassed data and market power, a sign that the monthslong crackdown on the country’s internet sector is only just beginning. President Xi Jinping on Monday chaired a meeting of the communist ...

Court blocks Russia's plan to replace anthem with patriotic song

Sports Mar 16, 2021

Court blocks Russia's plan to replace anthem with patriotic song

Sport's top court on Monday said that Russia would not be able to play the patriotic folk song "Katyusha" at major international competitions while its national anthem is banned over doping violations. Russia in December was excluded from the international stage for two years over ...

Boston Marathon to cap entrants at 20,000 amid pandemic

Track & Field Mar 16, 2021

Boston Marathon to cap entrants at 20,000 amid pandemic

This year's Boston Marathon will be limited to 20,000 entrants in a bid allow greater social distancing throughout the course given the COVID-19 pandemic, race organizers said on Monday. The number of entrants being allowed for this year's race, scheduled to be held on Oct. ...

Nahomi Kawasumi confirms she won't take part in torch relay

Olympics Mar 16, 2021

Nahomi Kawasumi confirms she won't take part in torch relay

Former Nadeshiko Japan veteran Nahomi Kawasumi has confirmed she will not take part in the Tokyo Olympics torch relay this month after deciding to withdraw from the event last year due to concerns about the COVID-19 pandemic. Kawasumi, who plays for Sky Blue FC in ...