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6 things to know before the bell

America: CNN - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:21
1. Trade talks conclude: US stock futures were volatile Friday as investors worried about disappointing economic data and US-China trade talks.

Warm, dry weather conditions expected to persist for the rest of February

Singapore: Today - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:16
49 min 4 sec agoSINGAPORE — Feeling unusually warm these past couple of days?

Nine recommendations to make transport journeys faster, safer and more inclusive

Singapore: Today - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 04:08
Cynthia Choo57 min 4 sec agoSINGAPORE — Imagine being able to commute to work in 45 minutes or less.

Japan drawn against France, Serbia in Davis Cup finals

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 03:53
Japan was drawn Thursday against top-seeded France and Serbia in Pool A for November’s Davis Cup finals.The International Tennis Federation’s new format for the competition ...

Japan, Australia dominate first day of SailGP in Sydney

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 03:40
Olympic gold medalists Tom Slingsby and Nathan Outteridge dominated the opening day of the inaugural SailGP races for their respective teams in light winds on ...

Rika Kihira sets sights on world title during practice session with Satoko Miyahara

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 03:39
Rika Kihira said Friday she aims to cap her remarkable senior debut season with a world championship.The 16-year-old, who won the women’s individual titles at ...

Abe’s attacks on local governments yields backlash against his push to revise pacifics Constitution

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 03:21
Prime Minister Shinzo Abe has been attempting to find more allies in his bid to revise the pacifist Article 9 of the Constitution, but instead ...

Japan to recognize indigenous Ainu people for first time

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 03:03
The government approved a bill Friday to recognize the country’s ethnic Ainu minority as an “indigenous” people for the first time, after decades of discrimination ...

Bullet train ticket machines fail across Japan

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:56
Ticket machines were out of service at some stations Friday on bullet train lines across Japan due to a technical glitch.The machines went offline in ...

Cabinet approves limiting health insurance coverage to residents of Japan

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:55
The Cabinet of Prime Minister Shinzo Abe approved a bill Friday that will make Japan’s health insurance program for employees applicable only to workers and ...

Knicks snap 18-game skid with win over Hawks; Pelicans’ Davis injured

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:55
Knicks coach David Fizdale gives his team credit for not giving up during a losing streak that lasted nearly six weeks.“I keep talking about this ...

Padres continue pursuit of free agent Machado

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:55
The San Diego Padres have doubled down on their pursuit of free agent infielder Manny Machado. Padres general manager A.J. Preller flew to Miami last ...

Hachimura helps No.3 Zags win 15th straight

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:54
Third-ranked Gonzaga was trailing midway through the second half and the nation’s highest-scoring team was being slowed.The Bulldogs came up with a late burst to ...

Interpreter for Oita marathon closes blog after calling African athletes ‘chimpanzees’ in post

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:52
A woman in her 50s who served as a volunteer interpreter at a marathon in Oita Prefecture has apologized for an online blog post in ...

Japanese abductee, missing since 1978, living in Pyongyang: source

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:39
North Korea told Tokyo that Minoru Tanaka, a native of Hyogo Prefecture who went missing in 1978, now lives in Pyongyang with his wife and ...

South Korean lawyers to start sale of Nippon Steel’s assets over wartime labor

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:39
Lawyers representing South Koreans seeking reparations from Japanese steel-maker Nippon Steel and Sumitomo Metal Corp. over wartime labor issues declared Friday they will soon start ...

Jail and fine for forklift operator who took bribes from truck drivers

Singapore: Today - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:20
Wong Pei Ting40 min 14 sec agoSINGAPORE — On his first day of work as a forklift operator at a container yard, Chin

Awards during commercial breaks and no host: Oscar organizers struggle to keep show relevant

Japan: Culture - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 02:14
From going without a host to handing out key awards during commercial breaks to a quickly nixed idea for a popular film category — Oscar ...

Kei Nishikori rolls into quarterfinals in Rotterdam

Japan: Sports - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 01:51
World No. 7 Kei Nishikori breezed past Latvian lucky loser Ernests Gulbis 6-1, 6-4 on Thursday to reach the quarterfinals of the ABN AMRO World ...

Activists file suit to stop dolphin hunting in Taiji

News from Japan - Fri, 02/15/2019 - 01:31
Environmental campaigners have filed an unprecedented lawsuit in a bid to halt the so-called drive hunting of dolphins in Taiji, Wakayama Prefecture, arguing that the ...