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US behind Japan '100%' after North Korea missile launch: Trump

WEST PALM BEACH, United States: President Donald Trump on Saturday assured Japan it has the full support of the United States following a North Korean ballistic missile launch. “I just want everybody to understand and fully know that the United States of America stands behind Japan, its great ally, 100 percent,” Trump said in a… Read More »

Football: Atletico Nacional vow to honour crash victims in Japan

OSAKA: Colombia’s Atletico Nacional arrived in Japan on Saturday (Dec 10) to contest the Club World Cup, carrying the hopes of a continent still mourning after last month’s Chapecoense air disaster. Nacional’s incidental part in the tragedy — the Brazilian team were en route to play them when their plane crashed, killing 71 people, including… Read More »

Tennis-Australia hope Kyrgios has turned corner after Japan win

MELBOURNE: Melbourne’s notoriously changeable weather threatened to wash out the soft launch of the Australian Open on Monday but the rain was unable to dampen the cheer among tournament organisers enthused by Nick Kyrgios’s weekend victory in Japan. The tempestuous 21-year-old, Australia’s brightest hope of a men’s grand slam champion since twice winner Lleyton Hewitt,… Read More »

Kyrgios keeps cool to win Japan Open

REUTERS: Nick Kyrgios shelved the on-court histrionics and let his tennis do the talking to win an enthralling battle against rising Belgian David Goffin 4-6 6-3 7-5 and clinch the Japan Open on Sunday. The Australian number one, long criticised for his temper tantrums, was a model of composure as he overhauled the world number… Read More »

US, S Korea, Japan hold first anti-N Korea missile drill

WASHINGTON: South Korea, Japan and the United States held an unprecedented trilateral missile defence exercise on Tuesday (Jun 28), aimed at countering the growing threat from nuclear-armed North Korea which denounced it as a “military provocation.” The drill in waters off Hawaii came less than a week after North Korea flight-tested a powerful new medium-range… Read More »