South Korea | Moon calls for talks to end trade row with Japan

South Korean President Moon Jae-in offered an olive branch to Japan to end an ongoing trade dispute yesterday, saying Seoul will “gladly join hands” if Tokyo wants

Japan | New emperor remorseful in first war anniversary speech

Emperor Naruhito expressed “deep remorse” over Japan’s role in World War II in his first appearance at the annual ceremony marking the end of the

Thai court approves continued detention of 2 bomb suspects

A court in Thailand yesterday extended the detention of two suspects accused of planting two small bombs in front of police headquarters in Bangkok while Southeast Asian

Italy’s political crisis on display in migrant boat battle

A humanitarian boat carrying 147 migrants rescued at sea was anchored in choppy waters yesterday near a southern Italian island while the country’s interior and defense

Captain hailed hero after bird strike disables Russian plane

The captain of a Russian passenger jet was hailed as a hero yesterday for landing his plane in a cornfield after it collided with a flock

Offbeat | Ohio State University seeks to trademark the word ‘The’

Ohio State University wants to trademark the word “The” when used as part of the school’s name on university merchandise. The Columbus Dispatch reports the school submitted

This Day in History | 1977 Rock and roll ‘king’ Presley dies

Elvis Presley, whose singing and style revolutionized popular music in the 1950s, has died. Presley, 42, was discovered slumped in a bathroom at his mansion in Memphis,

Woodstock lives | With a little help from my friends

*Movies: Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark * Books: The Mosquito: A Human History of Our Deadliest Predator by Timothy C. Winegard * Music: Mixtape

‘Scary Stories’ is a likable Frankenstein of a movie

Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark is, likably, a Frankenstein of a movie that stitches together tales from the cultishly beloved 1980s book series by Alvin

Author Timothy C. Winegard traces mosquito through history

Since the dawn of humankind, mosquitoes have been around to pester us, buzzing in an ear before selecting a blood vessel on which to feast. But these

Good guitar can’t save Jesse Dayton’s ‘Mixtape’

Seasoned music industry pro Jesse Dayton is out with his 12th studio album, “Mixtape Volume 1,” a bawdy collection of ho-hum country, masquerading as edgy outlaw stuff.

‘A waterfall of love’: Woodstock memories 50 years later

They helicoptered over crowds into the Woodstock festival and hiked in past abandoned cars. They danced at dawn on a muddy hillside and dodged drenching rain. They

Travelog | Will populist politics undo a renaissance at Italy’s Uffizi?

To protect the masterpieces at the Uffizi Galleries, the Florence museum’s director climbed a ladder and hurled an employee’s bicycle down at a sheet of glass specially

Life & Style | I Remember Woodstock

Woodstock fans are expected to get back to the garden to mark the 50th anniversary of the generation-defining festival. Bethel Woods Center for the Arts is hosting a

Football | UEFA postpones Champions League talks as clubs, leagues row

Changes to the Champions League are unlikely to be decided this year after UEFA yesterday called off joint talks with the heads of European clubs and leagues

World briefs

Russia The Moscow City Court ruled yesterday to place Philippe Delpal, partner at the Moscow-based private equity firm Baring

The Buzz | NASA scientists fly over Greenland to track melting ice

NASA scientists are crisscrossing Greenland on a mission to track melting ice. Greenland has been melting faster in the last decade and this summer, it has seen

Virgin Galactic unveiling mission control for space tourism

Spaceport America is no longer just a shiny shell of hope that space tourism would one day launch from this remote spot in the New Mexico desert.

World Views | Trump’s yield curve panic prompts trade-war overture

It only took a small taste of what a U.S. recession might be like for President Donald Trump to suggest that he wants a trade deal with China

Friday, August 16, 2019 – edition no. 3355

• Four gov’t departments asked about bacteria levels at Coloane beaches send us inconclusive answers on whether the waters are safe to swim in * Senado Square assembly for Hong Kong

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