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Italy PM splits from partner after his sexist TV comments
October 20, 2023, 7:50 AM
Italian Prime Minister Giorgia Meloni said on Friday she had separated from her television journalist partner Andrea Giambruno, who has drawn criticism in recent weeks for sexist comments…
Asian shares slip further as higher U.S. 10-year Treasury yield pressures Wall St
October 20, 2023, 7:23 AM
Asian shares retreated Friday as the prospect of a 5% yield on the 10-year U.S. Treasury for the first time since 2007 added to pressure on Wall Street.…
Empress Emerita Michiko turns 89
October 20, 2023, 7:36 AM
Empress Emerita Michiko celebrated her 89th birthday on Friday.
In the afternoon, she and her husband, Emperor Emeritus Akihito, who turns 90 on Dec 23, received a courtesy…
What's that bar band playing 'Jumpin' Jack Flash?' Oh, it's the Rolling Stones
October 20, 2023, 6:16 AM
Those miracles of modern science, the Rolling Stones, celebrated the release of their first album of original music in 18 years with a Manhattan club gig on Thursday.…
Japan's extraordinary Diet session begins; economic package in focus
October 20, 2023, 7:31 AM
The Diet convened an extraordinary session on Friday, with Prime Minister Fumio Kishida's government aiming to ensure the passage of a planned supplementary budget to fund a new…
Japan's inflation slows to 2.8% in Sept as energy impact lessens
October 20, 2023, 10:04 AM
Japan's core consumer prices rose 2.8 percent in September, the slowest pace in about a year, amid the moderating effects of fuel price rises, though the increase was…
U.S. Army charges Private Travis King with desertion over dash into North Korea
October 20, 2023, 3:42 AM
The U.S. Army has charged Private Travis King with crimes ranging from desertion for running into North Korea in July to assault against fellow soldiers and solicitation of…
4 dead in central Washington shooting including gunman, police say
October 20, 2023, 3:36 AM
A 19-year-old man shot four people Thursday in central Washington state, killing three of them, and then killed himself, police said.
Toppenish Police Chief John Clary said in…
5 women hurt by pepper spray after incident on train in Hyogo Prefecture
October 20, 2023, 7:32 AM
Five women were hurt by pepper spray after an incident aboard a train operating on the Hankyu Kobe Line in Hyogo Prefecture, on Thursday night.
According to police…
Hitachi Seaside Park
October 19, 2023, 9:03 PM
Reddening kochia plants cover Hitachi Seaside Park in Hitachinaka, Ibaraki Prefecture, on Thursday.
NATO boosts Baltic patrols after undersea infrastructure damage
October 19, 2023, 9:42 PM
NATO is stepping up patrols in the Baltic Sea following recent damage to undersea infrastructure in the region, the transatlantic military alliance said on Thursday.
&quot;The increased measures…
Canada removes 41 diplomats from India after New Delhi threatens to revoke their immunity
October 19, 2023, 9:43 PM
Canada’s foreign minister said Thursday that 41 of the country's diplomats have been removed from India after the Indian government said it would revoke their diplomatic immunity.
SDF plane evacuates 83 Japanese, S Koreans from Israel to Jordan
October 20, 2023, 4:41 AM
An Air Self-Defense Force plane has evacuated a total of 83 people, including Japanese and South Koreans, from Israel to Jordan, the Japanese government said Friday, amid the…
At Donald Trump's civil trial, scrutiny shifts to son Eric's 'lofty ideas' for valuing a property
October 20, 2023, 4:25 AM
The spotlight at Donald Trump's civil fraud trial turned Thursday to the former president's son Eric, with documents and testimony suggesting the scion envisioned a “lofty” value on…
U.S. Navy warship in Red Sea intercepts three missiles, several drones heading north out of Yemen
October 19, 2023, 9:42 PM
A U.S. Navy warship on Thursday took out three missiles and several drones that had been fired from Yemen and were heading north, the Pentagon said.
Brig. Gen.…
All Blacks cautiously confident; Pumas urged to seize rare chance
October 19, 2023, 9:47 PM
Within the glut of Rugby World Cup records earned by New Zealand, there's scope for Argentina to be confident going into their semifinal on Friday.
The All Blacks…
More than 300 arrested in Capitol Hill protest urging cease-fire in Israel-Hamas war
October 19, 2023, 9:42 PM
More than 300 people were arrested for illegally demonstrating and three people were charged with assaulting police after protesters descended on Capitol Hill to call for a cease-fire…
Biden says support for Israel, Ukraine vital for U.S. security; will ask Congress for billions
October 20, 2023, 4:42 AM
U.S. President Joe Biden declared it is “vital for America's national security” for Israel and Ukraine to succeed in their wars, making the case Thursday night for deepening…
MTV cancels EMAs awards show in Paris, citing Israel-Hamas war
October 19, 2023, 9:36 PM
The MTV Europe Music Awards on Thursday canceled its performance-packed ceremony slated for next month, citing the Israel-Hamas War.
The event had been scheduled for Paris on Nov.…
Tight games, rain and maybe a dream final: Talking points ahead of the Rugby World Cup semifinals
October 19, 2023, 9:47 PM
The Rugby World Cup is down to the final four.
The semifinals take place in Paris over the next two days. It's Argentina vs. New Zealand on Friday…
Paris Olympics organisers and event management firms raided
October 19, 2023, 9:40 PM
French investigators have raided the offices of the 2024 Paris Olympics organisers and event management firms involved in the opening ceremony, sources close to the probe told AFP…
Ukrainians brace for new Russian assault on Avdiivka
October 20, 2023, 5:20 AM
Ukrainian soldiers defending the frontline city of Avdiivka are bracing for a new &quot;massive attack&quot;, after Russian forces threw their might at it earlier this month but failed…
Japan, Australia to further step up defense cooperation
October 20, 2023, 7:33 AM
Japan and Australia agreed Thursday to further expand defense ties, including with joint military exercises, under their upgraded security pact that took effect two months ago amid mutual…
Sidney Powell pleads guilty over efforts to overturn Trump's loss in Georgia and agrees to cooperate
October 20, 2023, 3:36 AM
Lawyer Sidney Powell pleaded guilty to reduced charges Thursday over efforts to overturn Donald Trump’s loss in the 2020 election in Georgia, becoming the second defendant in the…
China building up its nuclear weapons arsenal faster than previous projections, U.S. report says
October 19, 2023, 9:41 PM
A Pentagon report on China's military power says Beijing is exceeding previous projections of how quickly it is building up its nuclear weapons arsenal and is “almost certainly”…
Kohli stars as India overwhelms Bangladesh in World Cup
October 19, 2023, 9:40 PM
Virat Kohli's unbeaten century sealed India's fourth win from four World Cup matches as the hosts defeated Bangladesh by seven wickets on Thursday with the star batsman closing…
Applications for U.S. jobless benefits fall to lowest level in more than 8 months
October 19, 2023, 9:39 PM
Applications for U.S. unemployment benefits fell to their lowest level in eight months last week as businesses continue to retain workers despite elevated interest rates meant to cool…
EU demands Meta and TikTok detail efforts to curb disinformation from Israel-Hamas war
October 19, 2023, 9:39 PM
The European Union on Thursday demanded Meta and TikTok detail their efforts to curb illegal content and disinformation during the Israel-Hamas war, flexing the power of a new…
Wild card Mochizuki stuns top seed Fritz at Japan Open
October 19, 2023, 9:40 PM
Defending champion Taylor Fritz said he could not cope with an &quot;incredible&quot; turnaround from world number 215 Shintaro Mochizuki as he crashed out of the Japan Open with…
Putin accuses IOC of using Olympics for politics and racism
October 19, 2023, 9:40 PM
Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday lashed out at the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for effectively suspending Russia from the Olympic movement, accusing it of using the Games…

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