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Japan glides past Panama in friendly

Soccer Oct 12, 2018

Japan glides past Panama in friendly

Takumi Minamino and Junya Ito each scored an international goal for the second game running as Japan eased to a 3-0 win over Panama on Friday night. Salzburg striker Minamino put Japan ahead three minutes before halftime with a skillfully taken strike inside the box ...

Soccer Sep 29, 2018

Japan set to play against Venezuela

The Japan Football Association announced Friday that the men's national team will face Venezuela in a friendly on Nov. 16 in Oita. The match between Samurai Blue and the South American side will be held at the Oita Bank Dome. Venezuela, whose squad includes Torino midfielder ...

Asia Pacific Dec 31, 2017

Seoul seizes Panama vessel for alleged North Korean ties

South Korea has seized a Panama-flagged ship suspected of transferring oil products to North Korea in breach of U.N. sanctions, a report said Sunday. The 5,100-ton KOTI was detained two weeks ago at the South's port of Pyeongtaek-Dangjin and its crew are being investigated over ...

Pulisic leads U.S. in rout of Panama

Soccer Oct 7, 2017

Pulisic leads U.S. in rout of Panama

Christian Pulisic burst up the field, scoring with a brilliant touch to complete an 11-second, breakneck, field-length attack just eight minutes in. Then his cross found Jozy Altidore's right foot like an arrow striking a bull's-eye , leading to a two-goal lead in the 19th ...

Panama ex-dictator Noriega in coma after brain surgery

World Mar 8, 2017

Panama ex-dictator Noriega in coma after brain surgery

Former Panamanian dictator, CIA spy and convicted cocaine trafficker Manuel Noriega was in a coma on Tuesday after suffering a hemorrhage from an operation to remove a benign brain tumor, representatives for the 83-year-old said. "He has a major brain hemorrhage and is in serious ...

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

National Feb 11, 2017

Tanker runs aground in Kagoshima; no injuries reported

A Panamanian-registered tanker ran aground on an island in Kagoshima Prefecture on Saturday but none of the crew were injured, the Japan Coast Guard said. All 18 crew members — 17 Myanmar nationals and a Taiwanese — on the 5,404-ton Sagan were rescued by helicopter ...