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Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam now producing electricity

Asia Pacific Dec 17, 2018

Cambodia's biggest hydropower dam now producing electricity

Cambodia's largest hydropower project officially began producing electricity Monday as the country tries to increase its energy capacity to reduce energy imports and help jump-start industrial expansion. Prime Minister Hun Sen inaugurated the 400-megawatt Lower Sesan II hydropower dam in the northeastern province of Stung ...

Naomi Osaka donates tennis rackets to quake-hit Hokkaido

More Sports / Tennis Dec 17, 2018

Naomi Osaka donates tennis rackets to quake-hit Hokkaido

Naomi Osaka, this year's U.S. Open women's singles champion, on Monday donated 30 tennis rackets to children in Hokkaido, which was hit by a major earthquake in September. Osaka's grandfather Tetsuo, 73, who lives in Nemuro in the northernmost prefecture, attended a presentation ceremony at ...

Prospects for U.S.-China ties

Commentary / World Dec 17, 2018

Prospects for U.S.-China ties

by Kevin Rudd

In 2019, China's leaders will likely attempt to re-stabilize bilateral ties and ease tensions in its non-U.S. relationships, and form a deeper judgment about the future of U.S. politics and foreign policy.

World / Offbeat Dec 17, 2018

'High-tech' robot on Russian TV was man in suit: report

Russian media say a contraption presented by Russian state television as a high-tech robot was in fact a man in a commercially available robot costume. The footage was shot at a high-tech show in the city of Yaroslavl that opened last Tuesday, featuring "Boris the ...

Kolisi looking forward to facing Japan again

Rugby Dec 17, 2018

Kolisi looking forward to facing Japan again

by Rich Freeman

Despite unhappy memories of their previous meeting, South Africa captain Siya Kolisi welcomed the announcement Monday that the Springboks will play Japan on Sept. 6 at Kumagaya Rugby Ground as a warm-up game for the 2019 Rugby World Cup. But having spent the past few ...