Japanese stocks nudge higher amid cautious optimism about trade talks

Reuters | 2019-11-22

Japanese shares edged higher on Friday as cautious optimism about the prospect of the United States and China reaching a trade agreement lifted investor risk appetite. ......

LA loses $36 billion a year from housing crunch, McKinsey says

Press Telegram | 2019-11-21

By Noah Buhayar, Bloomberg Los Angeles County loses out on as much as $36 billion in economic growth every year because people are paying too much to keep a roof over their heads. That’s the analysis of McKinsey & Co., which tallied how much...

Legumes-rich diet lowers cardiovascular disease risk

The Siasat Daily | 2019-11-22

Washington: A diet rich in beans, lentils, peas, and other legumes lessens the risk of cardiovascular, coronary heart disease and high blood pressure, stated a new study. Published in the journal Advances in Nutrition, researchers in this study reviewed...

Light, sound pollutions affect citizens' health

Korea Times | 2019-11-21

People cross the road near Gangnam Station in Seoul, where LED lights for outdoor advertising signs light up the district as if it were daytime. The threat of light pollution continues to grow as the demand for artificial lighting increases. Korea Times file By Bahk Eun-ji Kim Mi-ran, a 41-year-old...

Davis Cup 2019: Andy Murray reveals fitness concerns ahead of potentially gruelling week

The Independent | 2019-11-19

Andy Murray admitted he would struggle to play the five matches in a row that Great Britain will require to lift the Davis Cup trophy. Britain begin their campaign on Wednesday morning in Madrid with a gentle-looking opener against the Netherlands before their second group match against Kazakhstan...

Federer says it's still 'easy to get motivated'

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-11-19

Roger Federer insisted it was still "easy to get motivated" despite being in the later stages of his career. The Swiss great has won a record 20 grand slam titles, with the last of those coming at the 2018 Australian Open. But Federer – who is set to play Alexander Zverev in exhibition matches in...

Warner, Burns get Australia to 100-0 at lunch, day 2

Yahoo Daily News | 2019-11-22

BRISBANE, Australia (AP) — Australian openers David Warner and Joe Burns ensured it was a tough test match initiation for 16-year-old Naseem Shah, combining in an unbeaten partnership to get the home team to 100 without loss at lunch on day two against Pakistan. Warner reached his 31st test half...

Djokovic wins as Serbia reaches Davis Cup quarterfinals

Wtop | 2019-11-21

MADRID (AP) — Novak Djokovic defeated Benoit Paire 6-3, 6-3 to seal Serbia’s victory over top-ranked France in the Davis Cup Finals on Thursday. The result gave Serbia an insurmountable 2-0 lead over the French before the doubles match. Filip Krajinovic had defeated...

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US calls for Iran crackdown videos, internet slowly returns

Star Telegram | 2019-11-22

As the internet slowly is being revived across Iran after a dayslong, government-imposed shutdown amid demonstrations, U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is...

Agrochemicals company Monsanto pleads guilty to illegal pesticide use in Hawaii

TVNZ | 2019-11-22

Agrochemicals company Monsanto today pleaded guilty to spraying a banned pesticide on research crops on the Hawaii island of Maui in 2014, prosecutors said....

How Hong Kong's local elections have become a proxy vote on the protests

The Guardian | 2019-11-22

This weekend the government and protest movement claims of public support will be put to the test at the polling booth This Sunday Hong Kong holds district...

China and Nollywood have signed up for their first major film collaboration

CNN | 2019-11-22

(CNN)Chinese entertainment group, Huahua Media, is joining forces with Nigerian filmmakers to produce the first major China-Nigeria film. Huahua signed a deal...

Trump Signs Funding Bill to Avert Government Shutdown This Week

Hamodia | 2019-11-22

President Donald Trump signed legislation on Thursday that will extend funding for a wide range of federal agencies through Dec. 20 and avoid partial government...

Brazil’s far-right president Bolsonaro launches own party in bid to consolidate power

The Independent | 2019-11-21

Brazil‘s far-right president Jair Bolsonaro has launched a new political party in a bid to consolidate power. He formed the Alliance for Brazil (APB) under the...

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