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China presses tech giants to conduct ‘deep self-examination’

BEIJING (AFP) – China on Friday told the country's tech giants to conduct "deep self-examination" over issues including data security and user rights, as...

Japan rice field work marks Tokyo Olympics

GYODA (AFP) - From the ground, there’s not much to distinguish the rice stalks in a field in Japan’s Gyoda. It’s only seen from...

Djokovic ‘not sure’ about US Open fitness after Olympics nightmare

TOKYO (AFP) - World number one Novak Djokovic said he was "not sure" about his fitness for the US Open after pulling out of...

Economic recovery boosts BNP Paribas

PARIS (AFP) – French bank BNP Paribas said on Friday that the improving economy and cost savings help boost its bottom line in the...

Two more parts of China report COVID outbreaks

BEIJING (CNA) - China’s worst COVID-19 outbreak in months has spread to two more parts of the country, health authorities said yesterday, including a...

Italy advance to Olympic quarter-finals

SAITAMA, JAPAN (AP) — The Italians are headed back to the Olympic quarterfinals. Nigerians are going home, their Olympic experience not what it wanted...

Walmart, Disney announce new COVID-19 steps amid Delta surge

NEW YORK (AFP) – Walmart announced on Friday it is again requiring some American employees to wear face masks, while Disney mandated non-union United...

Protests, accusations against Myanmar junta ahead of coup anniversary

BANGKOK (THE STAR) - Small groups of students protested against Myanmar’s military junta yesterday in Mandalay and a human rights group accused the armed...

Mudslides force over 100 to spend night on highway

GLENWOOD SPRINGS, COLORADO. (AP) — More than 100 people had to spend the night on a highway, including nearly 30 who took refuge in...

Philippine leader retains pact allowing US war exercises

MANILA, PHILIPPINES (AP) — The Philippines will keep having large-scale combat exercises with the United States (US) after President Rodrigo Duterte retracted his decision...

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