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Arsenal, Chelsea post Europa League victories

via The Japan Times    Sep 21, 2018

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang scores Arsenal's third goal in a Europa League Group E match at Emirates Stadium on Thursday against  Vorskla Poltava. Arsenal won 4-2.

Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang struck twice as Arsenal defeated Ukraine’s Vorskla Poltava 4-2 in the Europa League on Thursday, while in-form Chelsea began its campaign with a ...

Allegri bemoans lack of VAR after Ronaldo sees red for Juventus

via The Japan Times    Sep 20, 2018

Juventus' Cristiano Ronaldo reacts after being sent off during a Champions League game against Valencia on Tuesday. | REUTERS

Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri lamented the lack of a Video Assistant Referee after Cristiano Ronaldo was sent off on his Champions League debut for the ...

Lionel Messi scores hat trick as Barcelona routs PSV Eindhoven

via The Japan Times    Sep 19, 2018

If the World Cup had given the impression that Lionel Messi was slipping down soccer’s pecking order, the Argentine star made it clear he remains ...

Rio to host 2019 Copa America final; Sao Paulo gets opener

via The Japan Times    Sep 19, 2018

South America’s soccer confederation Conmebol has announced that the historic Maracana stadium in Rio de Janeiro will host the Copa America final next July.Conmebol also ...

Maduro says oil finance commitments won from China

via The Japan Times    Sep 16, 2018

Chinese President Xi Jinping and Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro wave during a welcome ceremony in Beijing on Friday. | AP

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro said Saturday he had new commitments from Beijing on funding for the oil industry on which crisis-hit Caracas relies.Oil output is ...

Head of Organization of American States threatens military force against Venezuela

via The Japan Times    Sep 16, 2018

OAS Secretary-General Luis Almagro listens to Bishop Victor Manuel Ochoa at the Divina Providencia migrant shelter in Cucuta, Colombia, on the border with Venezuela, on Friday. | AFP-JIJI

The head of the Organization of American States has joined President Donald Trump in holding out the threat of a military intervention in Venezuela to ...

Chile passes law allowing teens over 14 to change their legal sex and name

via The Japan Times    Sep 13, 2018

Chilean deputys from the Frente Amplio party celebrate as they hold a giant fake Chilean Identity card reading 'My identity, my right' after voting a gender identity law, during a session at the Deputies Charmber of the National Congress in Valparaiso, Chile, on Wednesday. Chilean deputies approved a gender identity law that allows the change of name and sex in public records from the age of 14, the last step of a five-year-long legislative debate that confronted conservatives with the LGBTI community. | AFP-JIJI

Lawmakers in Chile on Wednesday passed legislation allowing people as young as 14 to legally change their name and gender identity.The Chamber of Deputies passed ...

Colombia seeks international help to face Venezuela migrant surge after taking in over 1 million

via The Japan Times    Sep 12, 2018

A Venezuelan migrant couple stay at an improvised camp near the bus terminal in Bogota on Tuesday. | AFP-JJI

Colombia lacks the capacity to face by itself a deluge of Venezuelan migrants fleeing their crisis-afflicted country, Bogota’s top diplomat said on Tuesday.Foreign Minister Carlos ...

Video gamers from across Japan, and the world, put down their controllers and head to Yokosuka

By Tom Hanaway
- via The Japan Times    Sep 08, 2018

Safari Zone in Yokosuka offered fans a chance to catch a variety of rare Pokemon that are normally hard to find. | BLOOMBERG

The city of Yokosuka, located south of Yokohama, is mostly famous for feeling at times like a slice of America, as it is home to ...

Wanting to make a difference, Bolivia-born Noemi Inoue turned Japanese and entered politics

By Louise George Kittaka
- via The Japan Times    Aug 29, 2018

On the stump: Bolivian-born city councilor Noemi Inoue hands out campaign pamphlets in Tokyo's Sumida Ward. Her successful re-election campaign in 2015 was featured on NHK World TV. | COURTESY OF NOEMI INOUE

Shocked by gender inequality and wanting to do something about it, Noemi Inoue decided to naturalize and stand for her local council.

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