Japan’s New Leader Picks His Team: The Same Old Men, and Fewer Women

TOKYO — Japan’s governing party resisted any urge to pick a magnetic crowd-pleaser when it anointed Yoshihide Suga as its leader this week. As Parliament officially elected him prime minister on Wednesday, he repaid its support. Mr. Suga, 71, put forward an everyone-old-is-new-again cabinet dominated by ministers who will continue in the jobs they held […]

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Yoshihide Suga, Right-Hand Man of Shinzo Abe, Is Set to Be Japan’s Prime Minister

TOKYO — Japan’s governing party on Monday anointed Yoshihide Suga, the current chief cabinet secretary, as its choice for the next prime minister, settling on what it saw as a safe pair of hands to grapple with the country’s many economic and strategic challenges. Two weeks after Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said he was stepping […]

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Watch Live: ECB Press Conference With President Christine Lagarde

Investing.com — ECB President Christine Lagarde and Vice-President Luis de Guindos will explain the Governing Council’s monetary policy decisions and answer questions from journalists at the Governing Council press conference being held in Frankfurt. Disclaimer: Fusion Media would like to remind you that the data contained in this website is not necessarily real-time nor accurate. […]

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Climate Activists Gain Seats on Harvard Oversight Board

Bucking tradition, a group of climate activists has won three seats in an election to an important governing body at Harvard University, the Board of Overseers, the university announced Friday. The slate of candidates ran on a platform that included calls for the university to drop fossil fuel investments from its portfolio, part of a […]

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One infectious disease expert calls staging college sports ‘playing with fire’

The Big 12 Conference is giving fall football a go. The Pac-12 and Big Ten have said no. Which governing body is taking the best approach as their college counterparts grapple with the decision to play amid a raging pandemic? Two infectious disease experts and members of the NCAA’s COVID-19 advisory panel suggested Thursday that […]

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Hong Kong University to Fire Law Professor Who Inspired Protests

HONG KONG — The University of Hong Kong’s governing body voted on Tuesday to fire an associate law professor who was convicted last year of charges related to his leading role in the 2014 Umbrella Movement protests and has remained a key figure in the city’s pro-democracy movement. The legal scholar, Benny Tai, was convicted […]

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CIF, City and Southern sections release sports calendars

The state’s governing body for high school sports, the California Interscholastic Federation, on Monday announced a new calendar that pushed fall sports to a December start and pushed traditional winter and spring sports to later dates in 2021. The CIF’s new calendar is part of an effort to mitigate the rise in coronavirus cases around […]

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Poland’s Virus-Delayed Presidential Election Suddenly Looks Tight

WARSAW — Poland’s governing party swept to power five years ago by appealing to a sense of aggrieved nationalism, and moved quickly to transform the state in ways that critics contend has torn at the fragile fabric of its democracy. In May, as the good will enjoyed by the government in the early days of […]

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University of California endorses affirmative action measure

The University of California’s governing board is unanimously backing a measure that would restore affirmative action programs at its schools By The Associated Press June 15, 2020, 6:50 PM 2 min read 2 min read SAN FRANCISCO — The University of California’s governing board voted Monday to unanimously support a measure to restore affirmative action […]

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Former Athletes File Sex Abuse Lawsuits Against U.S.A. Swimming

Six women have sued U.S.A. Swimming, saying the national governing body for the sport failed to protect them from coaches who were sexual predators when they were preteens and teenagers decades ago, according to multiple civil lawsuits filed in two California courts. The lawsuits, filed by women now in their 40s and 50s, claim that […]

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Mexico central bank cuts rates to 5.5%, virus impact seen bigger in second quarter

MEXICO CITY (Reuters) – The Mexican central bank’s governing board unanimously voted on Thursday to cut the key interest rate to the lowest level since December 2016, warning the impact of the coronavirus pandemic will be felt more in the second quarter. Banxico, as the Bank of Mexico is known, cut the benchmark rate by […]

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Haitian soccer president accused of sexually abusing young players

The longtime president of the Haitian national soccer team’s governing body has been accused of sexually abusing multiple young players at the country’s training complex. Yves Jean-Bart, the head of the Haitian Football Federation for the past two decades, allegedly used the threat of expulsion from the training center against fearful young females to commit […]

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Boris Stankovic, Who Paved Way for N.B.A.’s ‘Dream Team,’ Dies at 94

Boris Stankovic, the longtime head of basketball’s worldwide governing body and a driving force in the fight to allow N.B.A. players to participate in the Olympics, died on Friday in Belgrade, Serbia. He was 94. His death was announced by the International Basketball Federation, or FIBA. He was its secretary general from 1976 to 2002. […]

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R&A hoping to conduct The Open and women’s British Open in July-August

(Reuters) – Golf’s governing body the R&A said on Thursday that they are hoping The Open and the women’s British Open, to be held in July and August respectively, will go ahead as planned after the coronavirus outbreak brought world sport to a standstill. The 149th Open Championship at Royal St George’s Golf Course is […]

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US slashes testing rules to speedup coronavirus screening

The Trump administration is slashing regulations governing test development in a bid to ramp up screening for the coronavirus amid nationwide frustration with the slow pace of the effort. The unprecedented steps by the Food and Drug Administration could boost testing capacity at some U.S. labs, but also complicate efforts to assure the accuracy of […]

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FIFA postpones South American World Cup qualifiers over coronavirus

SANTIAGO (Reuters) – The world soccer governing body FIFA has said it will postpone South American qualifying matches for the 2022 Qatar World Cup after a request from the region’s football federation amid concerns over the spread of coronavirus. FIFA said in a letter to the South American Football Confederation (CONMEBOL), which the federation tweeted, […]

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Britain says it won’t undercut EU financial rules

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain has no plans to rip up the rulebook governing its huge financial services sector after the post-Brexit transition period ends, financial services minister John Glen said on Wednesday. The European Union is the largest export market for Britain’s financial firms, whose access will be cut off if there are no new […]

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ECB held unscheduled meeting to discuss coronavirus, sources say

FRANKFURT (Reuters) – The European Central Bank’s rate-setting Governing Council held a telephone conference call late on Tuesday to assess the impact of the coronavirus outbreak but policy action was not on the agenda, two sources told Reuters. The meeting, held after the Federal Reserve’s rate cut, discussed operational and business continuity issues and there […]

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‘Slovakia Has Woken Up’: Governing Party Suffers Decisive Election Defeat

BRATISLAVA, Slovakia — The longtime governing party in Slovakia suffered a sweeping defeat in national elections on Saturday, paving the way for a new government coalition that promised to fight corruption and promote the rule of law. The leader of the largest opposition party, Igor Matovic, vowed to make the most of the moment. “We […]

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FIA make private settlement with Ferrari over F1 engine

LONDON (Reuters) – Formula One’s governing body said on Friday it had reached a settlement with Ferrari (NYSE:) after technical investigations into the team’s 2019 power unit. Details of the agreement were kept private but the governing FIA said both parties had agreed to “a number of technical commitments”. It said these would improve monitoring […]

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Cycling: Giro d’Italia at risk as UCI monitors coronavirus outbreak

© Reuters. FILE PHOTO: Giro d’Italia BERLIN (Reuters) – Cycling’s governing body the UCI said it could not predict whether this year’s Giro d’Italia will go ahead as the country deals with an escalating coronavirus outbreak. The Giro begins in Budapest on May 9 and ends in Milan on May 31 with several stages in […]

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