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January 14, 2019 2:11 AM Ghosn’s wife slams Japan detention as ‘draconian’ in letter

TOKYO—The wife of Nissan’s former chairman Carlos Ghosn has written a letter to Human Rights Watch, a global advocacy group, criticizing her husband’s long detention and Japan’s criminal justice system as unfair and harsh. “My husband’s is a case study in the realities of this draconian system,” Carole Ghosn wrote in a nine-page letter Monday to the Tokyo 40

January 11, 2019 10:35 AM Pope to visit Romania in spring during busy 2019 travel

VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis is adding another trip to his busy 2019 travel schedule with a three-day visit to Romania May 31-June 2. The Vatican press office announced Friday Francis would visit the capital, Bucharest, Iasi in northeastern Romania known for its Orthodox churches and monasteries, and Blaj, the seat of the Catholic Church. Also on the itinerary 21

January 3, 2019 4:29 AM Lawyers try to seize Japanese assets over Korean forced work

Lim said Nippon Steel has been refusing to discuss compensation despite a ruling by South Korea’s Supreme Court in October that the company should pay 100 million won ($88,000) each to four plaintiffs who worked at its steel mills during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. The court made a similar ruling on Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 22

December 26, 2018 8:32 PM Trump visits U.S. troops in Iraq for first trip to a conflict zone

Trump’s unannounced visit on the day after Christmas continues a holiday tradition followed by previous presidents. Vice President Pence visited Afghanistan on Dec. 22, 2017, to address troops and meet with commanders at Bagram Airfield near Kabul. Although Trump has previously addressed U.S. troops stationed overseas, including in Italy, Japan and South 27

December 19, 2018 6:09 PM Olympic silver medallist Kevin Reynolds retires from competitive figure skating

He also won a gold medal in men’s singles competition at the ISU Four Continents Championships in Osaka, Japan, and bronze in the junior men’s event at the 2006 ISU Grand Prix Final in Sofia, Bulgaria. “Despite an encouraging start to the season with a new personal best short program, I was unable to maintain this form and my body has started to tell me it has had enough 33

December 13, 2018 1:14 PM Photos from Japan space rovers show rocky asteroid surface

One of the two rovers is believed to have travelled about 300 metres by hopping on the asteroid, where gravity is too weak for wheeled vehicles, and has sent more than 200 photos and other data to the spacecraft, which then relayed it to Earth, Kubota said. The other rover took about 40 photos and stopped moving after about 10 days, he said. The lower-than-expected 27

December 7, 2018 5:03 PM Chen wins short program, Zagitova stumbles at GP Finals

VANCOUVER—Nathan Chen’s strong post-Olympic season continues after he won the short program at the Grand Prix Finals. Chen, the first American men’s world champion since 2009, finished with 92.99 points even though he made a mistake on his quad toe loop-triple toe loop combination, which cost him some points. “Clearly I made the big mistake at the end of the program 27

December 4, 2018 7:31 PM Dow slides 700 points as U.S. stocks veer sharply lower

The trade dispute has rattled markets in recent months as signs emerged that it has begun affecting corporate profits. That’s stoked traders’ fears that if it drags much longer it could further weigh on global economic growth. The jitters helped drive demand for government bonds Tuesday, pushing prices higher. The yield on the 10-year Treasury note fell to 2.91 per cent from 2.99 per cent late Monday 37

November 30, 2018 5:09 PM Canadian women lose to New Zealand in final of Dubai Rugby Sevens

Canada opened the day with a 24-7 win over Ireland in the Cup quarterfinal before edging defending Series champion Australia 15-10 on a last-ditch Farella try. Benn and Landry scored the other tries for Canada, which led 10-5 at the half. That set up the final showdown with New Zealand, which advanced by blanking Russia 31-0 and the U.S. 22-0 in the knockout 39

November 26, 2018 2:16 PM How about a World Cup of Canadian Football?

The Grey Cup was great (when isn’t it). Appointment watching, really. Happy for Bo Levi Mitchell and the Calgary Stampeders. And how about those Ottawa Redblacks. The Ottawa Senators are the only team in the NHL who can say the CFL team in their city is cutting their grass. Good for the Lumberjacks. I know this is a hockey blog, but in honour of the Grey Cup – and they did look like they were skating 36