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 2021-06-20 21:18 

China Post

Traffic delays start of Nashville's 1st Cup race in 37 years...

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — Traffic issues on the streets leading to Nashville Superspeedway have delayed the start of the city's first NASCAR Cup series race in 37 years. The Ally 400 was due to start Sunday afternoon at the track in Lebanon, about 2...

 2021-06-20 21:18 

China Post

Get a grip: Pitchers unsure on eve of sticky stuff crackdown...

NEW YORK (AP) — Gerrit Cole hardly expects a smooth transition when Major League Baseball ups its efforts against sticky substances. Then again, the Yankees ace — like many around the game — isn't entirely sure what's going to ha...

 2021-06-20 21:17 

China Post

Yankees turn game-ending triple-play, beat A's 2-1...

NEW YORK (AP) — The New York Yankees turned their record-tying third triple play of the season to strand the go-ahead run in the ninth inning, bailing out closer Aroldis Chapman in a shaky outing and closing down a 2-1 win over the Oakland Athletics...

 2021-06-20 21:17 

China Post

McGuire hits 3 doubles as Ryu, Blue Jays beat Orioles 7-4...

BALTIMORE (AP) — Reese McGuire had three doubles during a four-hit performance, leading Hyun Jin Ryu and the Toronto Blue Jays past the Baltimore Orioles 7-4 Sunday. Toronto, which snapped a five-game skid by erasing a three-run deficit with two out...

 2021-06-20 21:17 

China Post

Palou makes late surge to win IndyCar race at Road America...

ELKHART LAKE, Wis. (AP) — Alex Palou believed his car had enough speed to outduel Josef Newgarden in the final few laps at Road America. An unexpected mechanical issue for Newgarden made the task much easier. Palou sailed past Newgarden on a restart...

 2021-06-20 21:17 

China Post

Wainwright pitches 3-hitter, Cards top Braves 9-1 in opener...

ATLANTA (AP) — Adam Wainwright struck out 11 and pitched a three-hitter, sending the St. Louis Cardinals over the Atlanta Braves 9-1 Sunday in the first game of a day-night doubleheader. Nolan Arenado hit a two-run homer off Bryse Wilson in the firs...

 2021-06-20 21:16 

China Post

Naylor RBI single in 7th, Indians avoid sweep vs Pirates...

PITTSBURGH (AP) — Josh Naylor foiled Pittsburgh's strategy with an RBI single in the seventh inning, helping the Cleveland Indians beat the Pirates 2-1 Sunday. Cleveland avoided a three-game sweep by the Pirates, who had lost 10 straight enterin...

 2021-06-20 21:16 

China Post

Schwarber hits 3 homers, Nats beat Mets 5-2, take 3 of 4...

WASHINGTON (AP) — Kyle Schwarber homered three times and tied a major league record with five in a two-game span, leading the Washington Nationals over the New York Mets 5-2 Sunday to take three of four in the series. Schwarber set a Nationals/Montr...

 2021-06-20 21:16 

Nikkei Asian Review

China GDP engine Guangdong hit with perfect storm of power grid uncertainty...

GUANGZHOU -- Scarce rain, rising coal prices and rapid inland industrialization have together left the southern Chinese manufacturing hub of Guangdong...

 2021-06-20 21:16 

Nikkei Asian Review

Chinese tech IPOs in US rebound after two-month lull...

HONG KONG -- Chinese technology companies are flocking to New York for initial public offerings once again, reviving a record-setting flow that had sl...

 2021-06-20 21:16 

China Post

The Latest: Four tied for the lead at the U.S. Open...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 2:20 p.m. Get ready for a wild ride to the finish in the final round of the U.S. Open. Four players are tied for the lead at 4 under and six more are a shot back. The leaders include ma...

 2021-06-20 21:15 

China Post

Witness tells of horror as truck rams into Arizona bike race...

PHOENIX (AP) — Bicyclist Tony Quinones had only just shaken hands with a fellow cyclist and wished him good luck in this weekend's community race in an Arizona mountain town when a truck sped into a crowd of bike riders. Suddenly, Quinones said ...

 2021-06-20 21:08 

Ecns.cn

Taikonauts reflect nation's pride in its space missions...

In their tweets to congratulate China on the launch of three 'taikonauts' on their Shenzhou XII mission to the Tianhe core space station module, both the European Space Agency and Roscosmos used the word "taikonauts"....

 2021-06-20 20:39 

South China Morning Post

Marine Le Pen's far right party falls short in French regional elections, exit polls indicate...

France's far right performed worse than predicted in Sunday's regional elections, exit polls showed, leaving victory in the southern battleground of Provence-Alpes-Cote d'Azur and a platform for the 2022 presidential election in the balance.Ma...

 2021-06-20 20:20 

Nikkei Asian Review

Tokyo circles the wagons around Toshiba...

William Pesek is an award-winning Tokyo-based journalist and author of...

 2021-06-20 20:20 

Nikkei Asian Review

Turkish defense company says drone unable to go rogue in Libya...

ANTALYA -- Turkish state-owned defense company STM says its military drone is not capable of launching fully autonomous attacks on targets, countering...

 2021-06-20 20:15 

China Post

Body of fourth tuber has been found in North Carolina river...

EDEN, N.C. (AP) — The body of a fourth tuber has been found in a North Carolina river following a deadly accident in which a family on a recreational float went over a dam, local officials said Sunday. The Rockingham County Sheriff's Office said...

 2021-06-20 20:15 

China Post

Police: Man wanted in 3 Oregon deaths arrested in Milwaukee...

NORTH BEND, Oregon (AP) — A man sought in the killings of his father and two other people at a casino campground and in a shooting at a marijuana dispensary in a small Oregon city turned himself in to police in Milwaukee, authorities said Sunday, In...

 2021-06-20 20:14 

China Post

Officials say deadly Pride parade crash was not intentional...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A member of a men's chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group's director ...

 2021-06-20 20:13 

NHK

Iran seeks nuclear deal with US under Rouhani...

Iran's top negotiator says he hopes nuclear talks with the United States can conclude during the current administration of President Hassan Rouhani....

 2021-06-20 20:13 

China Post

Strong Will: Claye out for gold in return from Achilles tear...

EUGENE, Ore. (AP) — All it took was one hop, step and long leap into the sand to remind everyone of what they already knew — Will Claye is the clear favorite in the triple jump at the Tokyo Olympics. The 30-year-old Claye, who also happens to ...

 2021-06-20 19:59 

South China Morning Post

US is preparing fresh sanctions against Russia over Alexei Navalny poisoning, White House warns...

The United States is preparing fresh sanctions against Russia over the near-fatal poisoning of Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, a top White House adviser warned on Sunday.Jailed opposition leader Navalny, President Vladimir Putin's most prominent oppone...

 2021-06-20 19:46 

NHK

Vietnam receives vaccines from China...

The Vietnamese government has announced that it has received half a million doses of a coronavirus vaccine developed by Chinese state-owned drug maker Sinopharm....

 2021-06-20 19:42 

Ecns.cn

China administers 1 bln COVID-19 vaccine doses...

More than 1 billion doses of COVID-19 vaccines had been administered in China as of Saturday, the National Health Commission said on Sunday....

 2021-06-20 19:33 

RTHK News

'Cryptocurrency, downturn fuel money-laundering rise'...

Police say there's been a rise in the number of people allowing money launderers to use their bank accounts during the territory's economic downturn. The force's financial intelligence and investigation bureau says it received close to 25,000 ...

 2021-06-20 19:27 

South China Morning Post

Iran's sole nuclear power plant undergoes unexplained emergency shutdown...

Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state television reported on Sunday.An official from state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bushehr plant shutdow...

 2021-06-20 19:24 

Nikkei Asian Review

Myanmar coup latest: Junta leader heads to Russia for security conference...

YANGON/BANGKOK -- Myanmar's military on Feb. 1 detained State Counselor Aung San Suu Kyi and President Win Myint in the country's first coup since 198...

 2021-06-20 19:24 

Nikkei Asian Review

NATO exit risks Afghan 'security vacuum': Abdullah Abdullah...

ANTALYA, Turkey -- The Afghanistan government's top peace negotiator has voiced concern that the withdrawal of NATO forces from Afghanistan could caus...

 2021-06-20 19:17 

China Post

The Latest: Another US Open disappointment for Mickelson...

SAN DIEGO (AP) — The Latest on the U.S. Open (all times local): 11:15 a.m. Phil Mickelson now has played 30 times in the U.S. Open and he only has a silver medal — six of them — to show for it. His week at Torrey Pines ended with a 40 on...

 2021-06-20 19:17 

China Post

Southgate not replacing misfiring Kane in England attack...

LONDON (AP) — No goals from Harry Kane at Euro 2020. No plans for England coach Gareth Southgate to drop his star striker. The captain has yet to even get a shot on target as England opened its European Championship campaign with a 1-0 win over Croa...

 2021-06-20 19:16 

China Post

Gunmen kill at least 14 in attacks near US-Mexico border...

CIUDAD VICTORIA, Mexico (AP) — Gunmen in vehicles opened fire in the Mexican city of Reynosa on the U.S. border, killing at least 14 people and causing widespread panic, authorities said. Security forces killed four suspects, including one who died ...

 2021-06-20 19:16 

China Post

Suspect arraigned in killing of American student in Russia...

MOSCOW (AP) — A court in central Russia on Sunday arraigned a suspect on murder charges in the death of an American woman who was studying at a local university. The body of 34-year-old Catherine Serou was found Saturday in a wooded area near the ci...

 2021-06-20 19:15 

China Post

Indoor mask mandate ends on West Virginia's 158th birthday...

CHARLESTON, W.Va. (AP) — West Virginia Gov. Jim Justice declared an end to the state's indoor mask requirement Sunday as a $1 million winner was revealed in a drawing for residents who have received the coronavirus vaccine. Karen Foley of Minera...

 2021-06-20 19:15 

China Post

Yemeni officials say battle for key city intensifies...

MARIB, Yemen (AP) — Heated battles have taken place in recent days between forces of Yemen's internationally recognized government and the country's Iran-backed rebels around the strategic city of Marib, Yemeni officials said Sunday. The reb...

 2021-06-20 19:15 

China Post

The Latest: Blood shortage forces New England surgery delay...

BOSTON — Some New England hospitals are delaying or rescheduling surgeries because of a shortage of blood donations during the pandemic. "We haven't seen anything like this in about 30 or 40 years at least," Dr. Vishesh Chhibber, directo...

 2021-06-20 19:14 

China Post

Iran's sole nuclear power plant undergoes emergency shutdown...

TEHRAN, Iran (AP) — Iran's sole nuclear power plant has undergone an unexplained temporary emergency shutdown, state TV reported on Sunday. An official from state electric company Tavanir, Gholamali Rakhshanimehr, said on a talk show that the Bu...

 2021-06-20 19:14 

China Post

Officials: Deadly Pride parade crash appears unintentional...

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — A member of a men's chorus group unintentionally slammed into fellow chorists at the start of a Pride parade in South Florida, killing one member of the group and seriously injuring another, the group's director ...

 2021-06-20 18:57 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Tokyo to run no public viewing sites during Olympics 12:39 pm, June 20, 2021 TOKYO (Jiji Press) — The Tokyo metropolitan government will run no public viewing sites during the upcoming Tokyo Oly...
 2021-06-20 18:57 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Nepal: 20,000 workers idled due to lockdowns PREMIUM 6:51 pm, June 20, 2021 More than 20,000 workers in the Sunsari-Morang industrial corridor were laid off after almost half of the factories shuttere...
 2021-06-20 18:57 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Comic Strip: Neko Pitcher...
 2021-06-20 18:57 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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The big chill 1:27 pm, June 20, 2021 A man works at Honda Reizo Co.'s ice-making plant in Taishi, Hyogo Prefecture, as the production of ice for chipped ice and iced coffee is now at its peak with...
 2021-06-20 18:57 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Cartoon of the Day 12:00 pm, June 20, 2021 Need a break from the headlines?Here's your daily dose of humor, curated by The Japan News. New comics are available every day, so 'toon in to both o...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Akiba tapped as Japan's next national security chief PREMIUM 3:00 pm, June 20, 2021 The government plans to retire Shigeru Kitamura, secretary general of the National Security Secretariat (NSS), t...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Tokyo's Olympic torch relay to be partially canceled due to coronavirus restrictions 3:39 pm, June 20, 2021 The Tokyo metropolitan government is considering canceling the Olympic torch relay on so...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Suga maneuvers to have LDP race held after lower house election PREMIUM 12:03 pm, June 20, 2021 Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is moving to create a scenario in which he dissolves the House of Represen...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Coronavirus measures set to be relaxed in Tokyo, 8 prefectures 4:30 pm, June 20, 2021 Measures against the novel coronavirus were relaxed Monday in Tokyo and eight other prefectures as the state of em...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Tokyo, Osaka, Nagoya train riders face fee to help pay for accessibility at stations PREMIUM 3:23 pm, June 20, 2021 Riding the train is likely to cost a little bit more in the near future as the trans...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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South Korea: Travel bubbles with Singapore, Guam, Saipan eyed 6:53 pm, June 20, 2021 South Korea said on June 9 it will accelerate travel bubble talks with the likes of Singapore, Taiwan and Thailand ...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Japan governors seek thorough measures to prevent "5th wave" 1:30 pm, June 20, 2021 TOKYO (Jiji Press) — Japanese prefectural governors Saturday urged the national government to take tho...
 2021-06-20 18:56 

Yomiuri Shimbun

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Strive to create society in which men, women raise children together PREMIUM 12:35 pm, June 20, 2021 The Child-rearing and Nursing Care Leave Law was revised in the recent ordinary Diet session to mak...

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