Japan's House of Representatives dissolved for general election

TOKYO - Japan's House of Representatives was dissolved after the reading out the rescript of dissolution at the plenary meeting on Thursday for a general election.The general election will be held on Oct 31 after the four-year term of lower…

Japan's intent to increase military costs opposite to 'pacifist' vow

Japan's intention of doubling its defense budget is a concrete move to shake off its postwar shackles, and the international community should stay alert for Tokyo's possible return to its old path of military expansion, warned an expert.Yu Qiang, a…

Putin says AUKUS harms regional stability

MOSCOW - The AUKUS, a security partnership between Australia, Britain and the United States, "undoubtedly" undermines regional stability, Russian President Vladimir Putin has said."In my opinion, it is good to be friends with each other, but bad to be friends…

US GDP growth forecasts lowered, inflation risk in limelight

NEW YORK - Investment bank Goldman Sachs Group has recently cut its forecast for US GDP growth in 2021 and 2022 while industry experts have warned of risks posed by inflation.The US economy would expand 4 percent in 2022 rather…

China winning hearts with people-to-people exchanges

As a global player in the arena of public diplomacy, China has continued to promote people-to-people diplomacy, cultural exchanges with other civilizations and bilateral and multilateral cooperation.China's commitment to advancing people-to-people diplomacy and enhancing cultural exchanges was evident at two…

Chicago Sky crush Phoenix Mercury in Game 3 with WNBA Finals-record rout

CHICAGO — Kahleah Copper nearly outscored the Phoenix Mercury by herself in the first half Friday night, leading the Chicago Sky to an 86-50 win and 2-1 lead in the WNBA Finals. The No. 6-seeded Sky are one win away…

'I blame Fox': Dusty Baker says network responsible for mid-interview homer against Astros

HOUSTON — Dusty Baker lived a modern manager’s nightmare on Friday night: Conducting a live TV interview while the opposition dealt his club a crushing blow. The Houston Astros manager, never a dull conversationalist, was live on Fox when Boston’s…

SJA British Sports Journalism Awards: Digital Publisher for 2020

LIVERPOOL, ENGLAND - AUGUST 28: Mohamed Salah of Liverpool smiles during the Premier League match between Liverpool and Chelsea at Anfield on August 28, 2021 in Liverpool, England. (Photo by Michael Regan/Getty Images)Michael Regan/Getty Images Europe/Getty ImagesMo Salah might be…

Black jewelers take center stage at groundbreaking exhibition

hen Lorraine West told her mother about a new exhibition celebrating the work of Black jewelers, she burst into tears over the phone.West, a jeweler for more than 20 years, said she doesn't normally "get emotional" when it comes to…

Thousands protest as Italy's Covid pass becomes mandatory for workers

Dockers and other workers gather for a protest in the port of Trieste on October 15, 2021 as new Green Pass requirements come into force.A mandate for all workers in Italy to show a government-issued Covid-19 pass came into force…