May 26, 2019

President Trump awards giant President’s Cup trophy to sumo wrestling champion

Kiyoshi Ota - Pool/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- Standing on the sacred mound inside the sumo wrestling arena, President Donald Trump hoisted the massive 70-pound President's Cup into the arms of a person befitting such a trophy: the 360-pound champion of Tokyo’s top sumo tournament, Asanoyama Hideki. "In honor of your outstanding achievement as sumo grand champion, I hereby award you the President’s Cup," Trump said, reading from a ceremonial scroll. As part of his four-day state visit to Japan..
May 26, 2019

Donald Trump defends dictator Kim Jong Un, bashes Joe Biden from Japan

Vietnam News Agency/Handout/Getty Images(TOKYO) -- One day after President Donald Trump's national security adviser, John Bolton, said North Korea's missile launches earlier this month violated a U.N. Security Council resolution, the president said Kim Jong Un's launch of "small weapons" doesn't bother him. The president, who spent Sunday morning playing golf with Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, went on to say he has confidence that Kim will "keep his promise" to not lau..
May 25, 2019

Latest death marks 10th reported on Mount Everest, amid long wait times to descend

iStock/Zzvet(NEW YORK) -- A British man has died on Mount Everest, marking the tenth death in two months as a record number of mountaineers rush to conquer the world's highest summit during an unusually brief window of good climbing weather. A 41-year-old British climber, Robin Haynes Fisher, reached Everest's peak at 8:30 a.m. local time on Sunday morning, and collapsed and died shortly after, at about 150 meters below the summit, according to Murari Sharma, Managing Director at Ever..
May 25, 2019

French launch manhunt for suspect behind Lyon blast that injured 13

iStock/_laurent(LYON, France) -- French officials have launched a manhunt for an individual suspected of leaving an explosive on a busy street in the French city of Lyon that injured 13 people and blew out the windows of a nearby bakery. Because the blast happened in broad daylight and in a public space, it was being investigated as an assassination attempt linked to a terrorist enterprise, prosecutor Remy Heinz said at a press conference in Paris on Saturday The man was caught on surveillance..