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Ikea goes on trial in France for spying on staff

Business Mar 22, 2021

Ikea goes on trial in France for spying on staff

The French branch of Swedish retailing giant Ikea went on trial Monday accused of running an elaborate system to spy on staff and job applicants using private detectives and police officers. Ikea France is being prosecuted as a corporate entity along with several of its ...

Tokyo confirms 187 new COVID-19 cases as emergency is lifted

National Mar 22, 2021

Tokyo confirms 187 new COVID-19 cases as emergency is lifted

Tokyo reported 187 new COVID-19 cases on Monday, dipping below 200 for the first time in a week as the central government lifted the coronavirus state of emergency covering the capital region. The figure was slightly higher than the 175 cases reported last Monday. Among Monday’s ...

A Japanese woman's story of love from war-torn Syria

People Mar 22, 2021

A Japanese woman's story of love from war-torn Syria

by Tsutomu Shida

Becoming the first Japanese woman to scale K2, the world's second-highest peak, was a life-altering experience for Yuka Komatsu, but it wasn't due to the sense of achievement of having survived the deadly summit. Rather, it was seeing the way villagers around the mountain had ...

Sara Takanashi ties World Cup podium record

More Sports / Winter Sports Mar 22, 2021

Sara Takanashi ties World Cup podium record

Sara Takanashi tied the all-time record for podium finishes in World Cup ski jumping after taking third in Russia's Nizhny Tagil on Sunday. Sara Takanashi poses for photos after finishing third in a World Cup event in Nizhny Tagil, Russia, on Sunday. Takanashi tied the ...

Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball has broken wrist

Basketball / NBA Mar 22, 2021

Hornets rookie LaMelo Ball has broken wrist

Standout rookie guard LaMelo Ball has a broken right wrist and will be sidelined indefinitely, the Charlotte Hornets said Sunday. The team said an MRI scan revealed a broken bone in Ball's wrist, a day after he was injured in the Hornets' loss to the ...