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Trump stirs up racial hornets’ next, likens House impeachment inquiry to ‘a lynching’

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Hogan Gidley, White House deputy press secretary, pauses while speaking to members of the media following an interview outside the White House in Washington on Tuesday. President Donald Trump invoked a tragic and violent aspect of the history of racism in America by calling the impeachment inquiry led by House Democrats a lynching. | BLOOMBERG

President Donald Trump enraged Democrats on Tuesday by comparing their impeachment inquiry to a lynching, assigning the horrors of a deadly and racist chapter in ...

Norway at top, Yemen at bottom of rankings for women’s quality of life

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Saudi women arrive to apply for new passports at the Immigration and Passports Center in Riyadh in August, with a sign on the right reading out the details of a royal decree allowing women aged over 21 to obtain passports for themselves and for children in their custody, without seeking the approval of their

Norway and Switzerland are the best countries to be a woman and Yemen and Afghanistan the worst, said research on Tuesday that found the state ...

Fans toast beer hawkers’ debut at Japan’s Rugby World Cup

By Andrew Mckirdy
- via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Dilemma: You are watching a Rugby World Cup game at a stadium and you fancy a beer, but you don’t want to take your eyes ...

Wales hopes to reach first final by matching Springboks’ physicality

By Andrew Mckirdy
- via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Wales players and coaches pose with Prince Charles, who visited Japan this week to attend the enthronement ceremony of Emperor Naruhito, on Wednesday in Tokyo. | KYODO

Wales hooker Ken Owens says his team is ready to stand up to South Africa’s physical might and fight fire with fire when the two ...

Rugby fans toast beer hawkers’ debut at world cup

By Andrew Mckirdy
- via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

A woman sells beer during a Rugby World Cup match between England and Tonga on Sept. 22 in Sapporo. | KYODO

Dilemma: You are watching a Rugby World Cup game at a stadium and you fancy a beer, but you don’t want to take your eyes ...

England squad unfazed by All Blacks’ ‘invincible’ reputation

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

England winger Anthony Watson runs to score a try against Australia during a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal in Oita on Saturday. | AFP-JIJI

England is tapping into the experience of the many members of its squad who were on the drawn British and Irish Lions tour of New ...

Japan stalwart Thompson departs international scene

By Rich Freeman
- via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Brave Blossoms veteran Luke Thompson, who has announced his intention to retire from international rugby, carries the ball against South Africa during a Rugby World Cup quarterfinal on Sunday at Tokyo Stadium. | KYODO

In a world where stats abound, it’s somewhat ironic that the favorite saying of one of the major reasons behind Japan’s success on the international ...

Russia aims to double trade with Africa in five years, Putin says at start of forum

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin delivers a speech at the Russia-Africa Summit in the Black Sea resort of Sochi, Russia, on Wednesday. | AP

Russian President Vladimir Putin said Wednesday that his country would aim to double trade with Africa over the next five years, at the opening of ...

U.S. defense secretary in Iraq to discuss troops leaving Syria

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

U.S. Defense Secretary Mark Esper arrived in Baghdad on Wednesday as chaos swirled along the Turkey-Syria border and Iraqi leaders chafed over reports that the ...

Google touts quantum computing milestone

via The Japan Times    Oct 23, 2019

Google's logo is displayed at a gadgets show in Paris in June 2017. Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying its quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes that would take a traditional supercomputer thousands of years to finish. | AP

Google said it has achieved a breakthrough in quantum computing research, saying an experimental quantum processor has completed a calculation in just a few minutes ...

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