After a real slow start against the Niigata Albirex BB on Sunday afternoon, the Yokohama B-Corsairs mounted a spirited comeback in the third quarter, pulling to within five points. But hot-starting Niigata never trailed and finished strong in the fourth quarter en route to a 96-78 win over the B-Corsairs. Power forward Clint Chapman, a […]
Two senior members of Britain’s anti-European Union U.K. Independence Party said Sunday they will run to become its next leader, days after the previous front-runner quit the race and resigned from the troubled party. UKIP, which played a key role in securing a June 23 vote to leave the EU, has been plunged into chaos […]
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Sharp Corp. is considering closing a light-emitting diode display plant in Hiroshima Prefecture next year as part of its restructuring efforts under Taiwan’s Hon Hai Precision Industry Co., sources familiar with the matter said Sunday. The electronics company may consolidate the production line at the facility in Mihara, Hiroshima Prefecture, with a factory in Fukuyama […]
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Favorite Satono Diamond sprung to claim the last race of the Japanese triple crown on Sunday, clocking 3 minutes, 3.3 seconds to capture the Kikka-sho by 2½ lengths over 3,000 meters at Kyoto Racecource. The 3-year-old colt deliberately moved up through the field, moved outside on the home turn and caught up with the leaders […]
Iraq’s parliament has passed a law forbidding the import, production or selling of alcoholic beverages. The bill, passed late Saturday, imposes a fine of up to 25 million Iraqi dinars ($21,000) for anyone violating the ban. Islam forbids the consumption of alcohol, but it has always been available in Iraq’s larger cities, mainly from shops […]
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe is looking to offer ¥5 billion ($48.2 million) in loans when he meets with Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte this week, bilateral diplomatic sources said. The financial support is aimed at facilitating agricultural development in the southern Philippine island of Mindanao — Duterte’s home base — the sources said Saturday. Duterte, who […]
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Prime Minister Shinzo Abe on Sunday warned the Self-Defense Forces that they would soon face greater dangers overseas under his administration’s divisive security laws. “You will be assigned new duties under the legislation. They are duties to protect the precious peace,” Abe said in his capacity as commander-in-chief during a troop review at the Ground […]
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