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People attend a demonstration in support of Gaza and Palestinians outside the building of the Norwegian parliament in Oslo, Norway, on Nov. 4, 2023.
WORLD
May 22, 2024
Norway, along with Ireland and Spain, to recognize Palestinian state
Before the announcement, some 143 out of 193 member-states of the United Nations recognized a Palestinian state.
View of the apparent remains of a ballistic missile, as it lies in the desert near the Dead Sea, following a massive missile and drone attack by Iran on Israel, in southern Israel on April 21.
WORLD / Politics
May 22, 2024
After Israel defense, U.S. seeks to entice Gulf allies on missile shield
It's unclear whether Gulf allies have the same confidence the U.S. would rush to their defense, say experts.
The Osaka Prefectural Police building in the city of Osaka
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Osaka college student's boyfriend arrested over her murder
Karen Watanabe was found lying on the floor by her bed with multiple stab wounds to her upper body.
Iranian Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei speaks during a meeting with the families of the Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps in Tehran on Sunday.
WORLD / Politics / FOCUS
May 22, 2024
Raisi death reshapes Iran succession, puts focus on Khamenei son
Following the death of President Ebrahim Raisi, Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei's, son Mojtaba has emerged as a top contender.
South Korean President Yoon Suk-yeol attends the virtual AI Seoul Summit hosted jointly by South Korea and Britain, in Seoul.
BUSINESS / Companies
May 22, 2024
Second global AI summit secures safety commitments from companies
Sixteen companies at the forefront of developing artificial intelligence pledged on Tuesday at a global meeting to develop the technology safely.
Aonishiki at the Sumo World Championships 2023 on Oct. 8. The Ukrainian wrestler remains on track to reach the sport’s salaried divisions by the end of the year.
SUMO / Inside Sumo
May 22, 2024
Is Ukraine's Aonishiki set to be the next European sumo superstar?
28 wins in 30 bouts suggests the former evacuee is on the fast track to glory.
Demonstrators during a protest outside the Legislative Yuan in Taipei on Tuesday
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 22, 2024
Taiwan lawmakers defy protesters, look to pass bill on Friday
Opposition lawmakers will make a final push to pass legislation aimed at reining in new President Lai Ching-te’s administration.
To Lam takes his oath as Vietnam's president during the National Assembly's summer session in Hanoi on Wednesday.
ASIA PACIFIC / Politics
May 22, 2024
Vietnam appoints top policeman as country's new president
The move is a temporary end to two-months of heightened political turbulence that saw the exit of three of Vietnam's top five leaders over unspecified wrongdoings.
A building in Tokyo housing the Metropolitan Police Department
JAPAN / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Young girl dies after neck gets caught in car window in Tokyo
The death of the 2-year-old girl underscores ongoing concerns about the safety of children in vehicles.
New Taiwanese President Lai Ching-te speaks on stage during his inauguration ceremony outside the Presidential Office in Taipei on Monday.
JAPAN / Politics
May 22, 2024
Japan protests Chinese envoy's 'inappropriate remarks' over Taiwan
Ambassador Wu Jianghao appeared to insinuate that the Japanese people would be “brought into the fire” of conflict over support for self-ruled Taiwan.
Lee Dong-hyun and her son, 19-month-old Choi Hee-woo, pose at a playground ahead of the final public hearing at the Constitutional Court on May 21 of a climate lawsuit against the South Korean government, for which Hee-woo is the youngest plaintiff.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Embryo activist: Baby's lawsuit takes on South Korea climate inaction
South Korea is the G20's second-highest carbon emitter per capita.
Rishi Sunak speaks at a meeting of finance ministers ahead of the 2021 G7 leaders' summit in London on June 4, 2021.
WORLD / Politics
May 22, 2024
G7 finance chiefs seek common line on Russian assets, China
Negotiators have been discussing for weeks how to best exploit some $300 billion worth of seized Russian funds.
Rohingya refugees cross a bamboo-made bridge during in Cox's Bazar, Bangladesh, on May 2.
ASIA PACIFIC
May 22, 2024
Rohingya activists say Myanmar armed group has displaced thousands
Clashes have rocked Rakhine since the Arakan Army attacked junta forces in November, ending a cease-fire that had largely held since a military coup in 2021.
Kiichi Morita addresses a gathering commemorating the 70th anniversary of the U.S. hydrogen bomb tests at Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands, held in Miura, Kanagawa Prefecture, on April 27.
JAPAN / Society
May 22, 2024
70 years after U.S. nuclear tests in Bikini Atoll, Japan port recalls legacy
The first 1954 hydrogen bomb test at the atoll was one of six, with nearly 1,000 Japanese ships confirmed to have been exposed to radiation by the end of the year.
Japan's new whaling mothership, the Kangei Maru, is seen during the ship's launch ceremony at a port in Shimonoseki, Yamaguchi Prefecture, on Tuesday.
JAPAN
May 22, 2024
Japan's new 9,300-ton whaling vessel sets sail on first hunt
The departure of the Kangei Maru heralds a new era for an industry defended by the government as an integral part of Japanese culture.
Japan's Ayumi Fukushima competes in the women's Breaking B-Girls semifinal during an Olympic Qualifier Series ahead of the 2024 Paris Games, in Shanghai on Sunday.
OLYMPICS / Breakdancing
May 22, 2024
Japanese break dancer on cusp of fulfilling Olympic dream
Ayumi Fukushima, 40, has been busting moves for longer than some of her rivals have been alive.
Japanese Paralympic Committee Chairman Junichi Kawai says this summer's Paris Games offer an opportunity to pass on the legacy of the Tokyo Paralympics.
OLYMPICS
May 22, 2024
Paris Games a chance to pass on Tokyo's legacy: Paralympics head
Japanese Paralympic Committee chairman says increasing the number of medalists is more important than the number of medals.
Matthew Trickett leaves Westminster Magistrates' Court in London on May 13.
ASIA PACIFIC / Crime & Legal
May 22, 2024
Former U.K. marine in Hong Kong spy case found dead: police
Matthew Trickett was one of three men accused in the recent Hong Kong spy case.
Spain's Rafael Nadal takes part in a practice session ahead of the French Open, in Paris on Tuesday.
TENNIS
May 22, 2024
Djokovic backs Nadal for French Open title
Nadal is contending with injury problems and growing competition from a younger generation.
Al-Nassr's Cristiano Ronaldo after a Saudi Pro League match against Al-Hilal in Riyadh on Friday
SOCCER
May 22, 2024
Ronaldo to play in sixth European Championship
Ronaldo, who has scored in every Euros since his first appearance in 2004, has netted 14 goals in the finals.
Finance Minister Shunichi Suzuki (left) receives a draft proposal produced by the Fiscal System Council from Keidanren Chairman Masakazu Tokura in Tokyo on Tuesday.
BUSINESS
May 22, 2024
Japanese advisory panel calls for strengthening fiscal resilience
The Fiscal System Council warned that the country's finances will deteriorate further if debt servicing costs swell.
Japan swung to a trade deficit of ¥462.5 billion in April due to higher crude oil prices and a weak yen.
BUSINESS / Economy
May 22, 2024
Japan trade deficit shows weak yen is weighing on economy
The trade balance in April registered a ¥462.5 billion deficit, flipping from a ¥387 billion surplus.
Skye Parker of the United Kingdom, a participant in the More Than Equal Global Driver Development program, trains with a coach in Saalfelden, Austria, on Friday.
MORE SPORTS / Auto Racing
May 22, 2024
Young female drivers take aim at F1's male monopoly
The More Than Equal initiative is seeking to find and develop the first female F1 world champion.

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