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Spanish rail strike disrupts hundreds of summer travelers

Spanish rail strike disrupts hundreds of summer travelers

01 August 2019 – Spanish national rail operator Renfe has canceled hundreds of trains on one of the busiest travel days of the year due to a strike over staffing...

Burger King to expand new meatless burger to Europe

Burger King to expand new meatless burger to Europe

22 May 2019 – Burger King will launch in Sweden a version of its Impossible Whopper, the plant-based burgers that have attracted attention in the United States for resembling meat...

Amazon to bring 1-day delivery to Prime members

Amazon to bring 1-day delivery to Prime members

29 April 2019 – Two-day delivery is going out of style.  Amazon, which hooked shoppers on getting just about anything shipped in two days, said this week that it will...

Sharp unveils new foldable smartphone prototype

Sharp unveils new foldable smartphone prototype

10 April 2019 – Sharp Corp. unveiled a prototype of its first foldable smartphone today, aiming to commercialize it in a few years’ time, as it followed Chinese and South...

Gucci pulls face-covering sweater after blackface flap

Gucci pulls face-covering sweater after blackface flap

08 February 2019 – Luxury fashion brand Gucci issued an apology last night and said it has discontinued the balaclava jumper, a garment whose design caused immediate backlash over its...

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

Field Cast chosen as nickname for Olympic volunteers

29 January 2019 – Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games announced last night that “Field Cast” will be the nickname given to volunteers working at competition venues and...

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

Pricey new iPhones make debut in Japan

21 September 2018 – Pricier and bigger new iPhone models made their market debut in Japan today, with the country’s three leading mobile carriers starting sales of the XS...

Hong Kong woman loses HK$180m in online romance scam

Hong Kong woman loses HK$180m in online romance scam

07 September 2018 – A 66-year-old businesswoman lost over HK$100 million to a boyfriend she had never met in what police described as the biggest case of online romance...

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

Malaysian Muslim lesbian couple caned in public punishment

03 September 2018 – Two Malaysian Muslim women convicted under Islamic laws of attempting to have sexual relations were caned earlier today in a rare public whipping that was slammed...

Tokyo welcomes 30th International Film Festival

Tokyo Welcomes International Film Festival

26 October 2017 – The 30th Tokyo International Film Festival opened last night, with award-winning U.S. actor and filmmaker Tommy Lee Jones among a host of celebrities taking a stroll...