June 21, 2024

Japan Imposes Trade Curbs on China-Based Firms for Supporting Russia’s War in Ukraine

TOKYO, June 21 (Reuters) - Japan imposed trade restrictions on China-based companies as part of a fresh round of sanctions against individuals and groups supporting Russia's war on Ukraine, the foreign ministry said in a statement on Friday.
June 21, 2024

Le Pen’s National Rally Seen Leading Vote in French Snap Elections – Polls

PARIS, June 20 (Reuters) - Marine Le Pen's far-right National Rally is seen leading the race ahead of France's parliamentary elections, three polls showed on Thursday, ahead of the leftwing Popular Front and President Emmanuel Macron's centrists.
June 21, 2024

Israel Pounds Central Gaza Camps, Deepens Invasion of Rafah

CAIRO, June 20 (Reuters) - Several Israeli air strikes in the central and northern Gaza Strip overnight and into Thursday killed at least 14 people and wounded dozens of others, according to medics, while tanks deepened their invasion into Rafah in the south, residents said.
June 21, 2024

U.S. Finds No Currency Manipulation in 2023, Japan Added to Monitoring List

WASHINGTON, June 20 (Reuters) - The U.S. Treasury on Thursday said no major trading partner appeared to have manipulated its currency last year, but it added Japan to a foreign exchange "monitoring list," alongside China, Vietnam, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Germany, which were on the previous list.
June 21, 2024

Solar Can Provide 20% of World Electricity on Northern Summer Solstice, Thinktank Says

LONDON, June 21 (Reuters) - The world has enough solar power capacity to generate a fifth of its midday peak electricity needs on the longest day of the year in the northern hemisphere, up from 16% last year, a report by thinktank Ember showed on Friday.
June 21, 2024

Japan’s Demand-Led Inflation Slows, Clouds BOJ Rate Hike Path

TOKYO, June 21 (Reuters) - Japan's core inflation accelerated in May due to energy levies but an index that strips away the effect of fuel slowed for the ninth straight month, data showed on Friday, complicating the central bank's decision on how soon to raise interest rates.
June 21, 2024

Highly-touted MLB Prospect Roki Sasaki to Miss 2nd Straight Start in Japan Due to Right Arm Issue

TOKYO (AP) — Roki Sasaki, the 22-year-old Japanese pitcher who could move to Major League Baseball next season, will miss his second consecutive start this weekend because of an unspecified injury to his right arm, Japan's Kyodo news agency reported.
June 21, 2024

Japan Has No Right to Meddle in China-Philippines Maritime Issues, Says Chinese Embassy in Japan

BEIJING, June 21 (Reuters) - Japan is not a party to the South China Sea issue and has no right to intervene in China-Philippines maritime matters, a spokesperson for China's embassy in Japan said on Friday.
June 21, 2024

Biden Allies Raising $10 Million to Challenge Trump Social Media Machine

June 20 Reuters - U.S. President Joe Biden's main re-election SuperPAC is raising millions of dollars to try to solve a problem vexing Democrats: how to compete with Republican Donald Trump's social media machine that spits out a wall of viral videos.
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