USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

USMNT has no answer for Japan in friendly loss

DUSSELDORF, Germany — With the World Cup less than two months away, the United States men’s national team was hoping to sharpen up its game against Japan, but if anything, it was the Samurai Blue who looked more ready for the showpiece tournament, riding goals either side of halftime from Daichi Kamada and Kaoru Mitoma … Read more

Brad Pitt’s ‘Bullet Train’ Is Shooting Nothing But Blanks

Brad Pitt's 'Bullet Train' Is Shooting Nothing But Blanks

From John Wick and Atomic Blonde to Deadpool 2 and Fast & Furious Presents: Hobbs & ShawDavid Leitch’s career trajectory has been toward greater jokiness, and that path reaches its highest point—or, more accurately, rock bottom—with Bullet Train, an adaptation of Japanese author Kōtarō Isaka’s 2010 novel that leans vigorously into R-rated murder-and-mayhem humor. More … Read more

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation’

UN chief warns world is one step from `nuclear annihilation'

UNITED NATIONS (AP) — The United Nations chief warned Monday that “humanity is just one misunderstanding, one miscalculation away from nuclear annihilation,” citing the war in Ukraine, nuclear threats in Asia and the Middle East and many other factors. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres gave the dire warning at the opening of the long-delayed high-level meeting to … Read more

Asia markets rally; China keeps benchmark lending rate unchanged

Asia markets rally;  China keeps benchmark lending rate unchanged

SINGAPORE — Shares in the Asia-Pacific jumped Wednesday after a sharp bounce in US stocks overnight. The Nikkei 225 in Japan rose 2.46% with Fast Retailing and Tokyo Electron up 1.79% and 5.6% respectively. The Topix index gained 2.04%. Hong Kong’s Hang Seng index briefly traded 2% higher and was last up 2.29%. The Hang … Read more

Japanese icon Yuzuru Hanyu retired from competition

Japanese icon Yuzuru Hanyu retired from competition

Japanese figure skating icon Yuzuru Hanyu announced he is retiring from competition Tuesday but will continue his bid to land the elusive quadruple axel as a professional exhibition skater. Two-time Olympic champion Yuzuru Hanyu holds a press conference in Tokyo on July 19, 2022. (Kyodo) After missing out on a third straight Olympic gold at … Read more