Russia, Japan meet on WWII dispute in Moscow
The foreign ministers of Russia and Japan met in Moscow on Monday pushing ahead with efforts to strike a peace deal and end a decades-old dispute over four strategic islands.
Nigeria’s competitiveness and fourth industrial revolution
ADEYEMI ADEPETUN, Head, Communication and Technology, in this report, examines the importance of the 4TH Industrial Revolution to Nigeria’s competitiveness. That Nigeria has not really benefited from the boom created by technology in the past 50 years might not be the news, but the possibility of the country still being left behind again in the…
Hat-trick hero Bale fires Real Madrid into Club World Cup final
Gareth Bale hit an 11-minute hat-trick on Wednesday as Real Madrid strolled into the Club World Cup final by beating Kashima Antlers 3-1 in Abu Dhabi. Bale scored in the 44th, 53rd and 55th minutes at the Zayed Sports City Stadium to put Madrid within touching distance of a record fourth success in this competition,…
Japan to make alcohol tests mandatory for pilots
Japan plans to make alcohol tests mandatory for pilots, officials said Wednesday, following a series of flight delays caused by drunk or hungover pilots at Japanese carriers.
Explosion injures 42 in northern Japan
An explosion at a restaurant in northern Japan injured 42 people late Sunday, police said, with the blast reportedly causing surrounding buildings to collapse.
Mercedes-Benz grows worldwide sales
Mercedes-Benz has set a new sales record towards the end of this year despite a volatile market environment. A total of 198,545 vehicles with the three-pointed star were delivered to customers all over the world last month. Under the prevailing challenging conditions, Mercedes-Benz sold more units than ever before in November. Further progress with vehicle…
Five missing after two US military planes crash off Japan
Rescue operations were underway Thursday for five US marines missing after two American military aircraft crashed during a refuelling operation off the coast of Japan, the Japanese defence minister said.
Mercedes-Benz begins fourth quarter with new sales record
Mercedes-Benz started the fourth quarter with a new record in unit sales. Worldwide, the brand with the three-pointed star delivered 190,021 vehicles, surpassing the previous best October unit sales from last year by 3.9 per cent. In the first 10 months of the year, deliveries of 1,905,108 units by Mercedes-Benz were slightly above the high…
One of our islands is missing: Japan 'loses' a bit of land
A tiny island in northern Japan. Or so authorities fear, prompting plans for a survey to determine if the outcrop has been washed away, ever-so-slightly shrinking the country's territorial waters.
Japan, China strike deals during Abe visit as ties improve
Japan and China signed $2.6 billion in business deals and touted their warmer ties on Friday during a rare visit to Beijing by Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe as both face trade challenges from US President Donald Trump.