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Tokyo well positioned one year out from Olympic Games after early troubles

Wednesday marks one year until the opening ceremony in the almost-completed National Stadium, and organisers believe they are on schedule to deliver a unique Games.

Huawei’s US research arm slashes more than 70% of workforce

Huawei is among the world's largest telecommunications equipment manufacturers. The US Commerce Department in May placed the firm on its "entity list" of organizations that pose security risks.

Zidane says he hasn’t ‘disrespected’ Bale, but club is trying to sell forward

Bale did not play for Real in their 3-1 defeat to Bayern Munich in the International Champions Cup on Saturday, with Zidane revealing his absence was due to the club "working on his departure".

US Justice Dept tells Mueller to limit congressional testimony

The letter said "these privileges would include discussion about investigative steps or decisions made during your investigation not otherwise described in the public version of your report."

Donald Trump, Imran Khan discuss way out of Afghanistan war

The United States and Pakistan have a complicated relationship. Trump last year complained on Twitter that the Pakistanis "have given us nothing but lies & deceit" and "give safe haven" to militants. Pakistan has denied the accusations.

Microsoft to pay criminal fine to settle U.S. anti-bribery charges

Microsoft also agreed to pay nearly $16.6 million to settle related civil charges by the US Securities and Exchange Commission over its activities in Hungary, Saudi Arabia, Thailand and Turkey, without admitting wrongdoing.

FIFA’s African football takeover plan set for court challenge

CAF is in crisis following corruption allegations against President Ahmad, who was reported in March to FIFA's ethics committee by CAF general secretary Amr Fahmy.

Explained | What it would take for US Congress to impeach Donald Trump

In American politics, few procedures are as arduous or as divisive as the Constitution's carefully balanced law for ousting a chief executive found to be unfit to serve. No president has ever been removed as a direct result of it.

Steve Smith raring to go, Usman Khawaja expected to be fit for Ashes opener

Australia captain Tim Paine said former skipper Smith had given batting coach Graeme Hick long and taxing work-outs in the nets as he looks to hone his formidable game ahead of the Ashes opener in Edgbaston on Aug. 1.

Iran captured 17 CIA spies, some sentenced to death: Report

Iranian state television published images it said showed the CIA officers who were in touch with the suspected spies. There was no immediate comment on the Iranian allegations by the CIA or US officials.

U.N. nuclear watchdog chief Yukiya Amano dies aged 72

The IAEA announced last September that Amano had undergone an unspecified medical procedure. The specific nature of his illness has remained a taboo subject within the agency, diplomats say, but with each public appearance he had appeared increasingly frail.

Israel begins to demolish homes on Jerusalem outskirts, stoking Palestinian fears

The demolition is the latest round of protracted wrangling over the future of Jerusalem, home to more than 500,000 Israelis and 300,000 Palestinians, and sites sacred to Judaism, Islam and Christianity.

IMF says Pakistan needs to mobilize tax revenue, cut debt

Imran Khan's government faces mounting pressure as rising prices and tough austerity policies under Pakistan's latest bailout from the IMF are squeezing the middle class that helped carry it to power.

Manny Pacquiao beats Keith Thurman on split decision

Manny Pacquiao beat defending champion Keith Thurman on a split points decision on Saturday to take the WBA Welterweight Super Championship at the end of an electrifying fight in Las Vegas.

Australia retain Women’s Ashes after draw in only Test

Australia retained the women's Ashes after the only test match in the series played across multiple formats ended in a draw at Taunton on Sunday.

Shane Lowry wins British Open at Royal Portrush

Shane Lowry staved off the biggest nerves of his golfing life and handled difficult conditions to win the British Open by six strokes amid emotional scenes at Royal Portrush on Sunday.

Bad blood boils over: Sun Yang wins, Mack Horton refuses to share podium with him

"It was unfortunate because disrespecting me is okay, but disrespecting China was very unfortunate and I felt sorry about that," Sun Yang says about Mack Horton's 'silent protest'.

Hong Kong on security alert as thousands march in fresh wave of protests

Millions have rallied over the past two months in an unprecedented show of force against Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam, triggering the worst social turmoil to rock the former British colony since it returned to Chinese rule 22 years ago.

18 Indians, crew aboard seized British-operated tanker are safe: Iranian TV

Britain has denounced Iran's seizure of the oil tanker in the Gulf on Friday as a "hostile act", rejecting Tehran's explanation that it had seized the vessel because it had been involved in an accident.

Zelenskiy’s party in spotlight as Ukraine holds snap parliament election

Zelenskiy's Servant of the People party, named after the TV comedy where he played a fictional president, has consistently led the opinion polls for the parliamentary vote but might fall short of a majority.

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