US | Gaming: Business up at New Jersey track, casino with sports bets

Arthur Rosen puzzled over the photocopied sheet of paper listing all sorts of exotic bets on baseball games, including one in which the number

Japan | Construction app offers fix for super-tight labor market

One of Yosuke Kobayashi’s biggest headaches has been finding enough workers to build hotels, restaurants and bath houses for his construction company. That was

Kim urges ‘step-by-step’ nuclear talks in meeting with Xi

Kim Jong Un doesn’t appear to be in a rush to dump his nuclear weapons. In talks with Chinese President Xi Jinping this week, the North Korean

Trump faults China’s economic policy as threat to US security

The world economy lurched closer to an all-out trade war as the Trump administration accused China of threatening U.S. economic interests and as the European Union made

Survey | Foreign companies feel pressure to give up tech

One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said yesterday, highlighting a key irritant in an

On North Korean side of DMZ, it’s change in the air

Lt. Col. Hwang Myong Jin has been a guide on the northern side of the Demilitarized Zone that divides the two Koreas for five years. He

Pearl Harbor survivor says goodbye before leaving Hawaii

Nearly eight decades ago, Ray Emory, then a young sailor, watched in disbelief as Japanese torpedoes tore into American ships in Pearl Harbor. Emory survived

Indonesia | Families plea for bigger search for 192 from ferry

Distraught relatives slammed Indonesia’s government for not enforcing basic safety measures on passenger boats and pleaded yesterday for a bigger search effort for more than 190 people

India | Ruling coalition loses a second ally as pressure builds

Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ruling coalition lost a second political ally in three months after his Bharatiya Janata Party withdrew its support from the government in the

US leaving UN’s Human Rights Council, cites anti-Israel bias

The United States is leaving the United Nations’ Human Rights Council, which Ambassador Nikki Haley called “an organization that is not worthy of its name.” It’s the latest withdrawal

Venezuela | Construction boom suddenly emerges in Caracas

You can still find a place to enjoy a nice steak dinner in Las Mercedes, the Caracas district once known for discos and beer-by-the-bucket pubs. Mostly,

Offbeat | Theft of mammoth proportions: Agency seeks stolen tusk

A federal agency wants its wooly mammoth tusk back. The Bureau of Land Management in Alaska on Tuesday asked the public’s help in recovering an approximately 10,000-year-old tusk

This Day in History | 1945 – US troops take Okinawa

The Japanese island of Okinawa has finally fallen to the Americans after a long and bloody battle. The island, situated 550km south of the Japanese mainland,

Volgograd provides the proper perspective at World Cup

Nearly 60 years since it changed its name to Volgograd, the Russian city once called Stalingrad and its bloody history loom large even in the midst of

World Cup | Ronaldo scores in Portugal’s 1-0 win, Morocco eliminated

Cristiano Ronaldo made European football history by scoring in Portugal’s 1-0 win over Morocco yesterday, a result that makes the North African team the first to be

Preview | France hopes luck won’t be needed to get past Peru

The pre-tournament favorites at this World Cup have struggled so far. France is no exception — but at least it has a win. Les

World briefs

CHINA One in five foreign companies in China feels compelled to hand over technology for market access, a business group said yesterday, highlighting a key irritant in an

The Buzz | Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino (ex-Revel) seeks license

Eight days before it plans to open, Atlantic City’s Ocean Resort Casino will go before state gambling regulators to seek a casino license. The New Jersey Casino

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