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A shot at hostage diplomacy with China backfires in Canada

By Kait Bolongaro,Natalie Obiko Pearson
- via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping shakes hands with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau during the G20 summit in Hangzhou, China, in September 2016.  | REUTERS

The letter circulated by Huawei Technologies Co. was blunt. Canada was becoming dangerously entangled in the diplomatic feud between Washington and Beijing, it said, and ...

NHL, players agree on date to resume season

via The Japan Times    Jul 11, 2020

Montreal Canadiens right wings Joel Armia (40) and Dale Weise (22) speak before their game against the Predators on March 10 in Montreal. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS

Hockey became the latest sport to finalize a return during a global pandemic after NHL owners and players approved an agreement Friday to resume the ...

Determined Shohei Ohtani charging back into two-way role with Halos

via The Japan Times    Jul 05, 2020

Angels two-way player Shohei Ohtani catches a ball during practice at Angels Stadium on Friday in Anaheim, California. | AP

The Angels star is hitting both the mound and the batter's box to contribute on both sides of the ball when the MLB season opens ...

Nuclear-armed China and India fight with fists, stones and clubs

By Ramesh Thakur
- via The Japan Times    Jul 05, 2020

June 15 could mark the date on which China “lost India” strategically.

U.S. heads into Independence Day besieged by virus as Europe reopens

via The Japan Times    Jul 04, 2020

Los Angeles police officers on horseback patrol the strand along Venice Beach, California, on Friday. | AP

Another record number of coronavirus cases overshadowed the start of America’s Independence Day weekend Friday as the surge in infections prompted Britain to blacklist travelers ...

Blue Jays granted exemption to train in Toronto

via The Japan Times    Jul 03, 2020

The Blue Jays will create a quarantine environment at Rogers Centre and an adjoining hotel in Toronto after they were granted permission to train there by the Canadian government. | USA TODAY / VIA REUTERS

All 30 Major League Baseball teams will train at their regular-season ballparks for the pandemic-shortened season after the Toronto Blue Jays received a Canadian federal ...

Calls grow for U.N. probe into China’s forced Uighur birth control measures

via The Japan Times    Jul 01, 2020

An investigation has found that the Chinese government regularly subjects minority women in Xinjiang to pregnancy checks and forces intrauterine devices, sterilization and even abortion on hundreds of thousands.  | AFP-JIJI

Politicians around the world have called for a United Nations probe into a Chinese government birth control campaign targeting largely Muslim minorities in the far ...

FIFA bans former finance director Kattner for 10 years

via The Japan Times    Jul 01, 2020

FIFA's Markus Kattner listens during a conference in Moscow on November 24, 2015. FIFA banned its former finance director Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday.
 | AP

FIFA banned its former finance director Markus Kattner for 10 years on Tuesday for helping former president Sepp Blatter and other top managers award themselves ...

Renegotiating NAFTA

By James M. Lindsay
- via Foreign Affairs    May 12, 2017

Andres Rozental and Rohinton Medhora join CFR's James M. Lindsay in examining the future of the North American Free Trade Agreement, or NAFTA.

Hard Power’s Essential Soft Side

By Joseph S. Nye Jr.,Zachary Laub
- via Foreign Affairs    Mar 30, 2017

President Trump’s proposal to build up the military while slashing funds for diplomacy and foreign assistance misses how “soft power” can advance the national interest, says Josep...




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