South Koreans are getting a year or two younger thanks to a new law

Seoul, South Korea CNN — South Koreans are about to get a year or two younger, thanks to a new law passed Thursday that aims to standardize the way age is calculated in the country. At present, it is common for South Koreans to have not just one age, but three: an “international age,” a … Read more

When China and Saudi Arabia meet, nothing is more important than oil

Hong-Kong CNN affairs — Chinese President Xi Jinping is visiting Saudi Arabia this week for the first time in nearly seven years, during which he is expected to close billions of dollars in deals with the world’s largest oil exporter and meet leaders from across the Middle East. Meet. The visit is a sign that … Read more

Basketball News 2022: Daniel Johnson to Play 400th NBL Game, Adelaide 36ers v Perth Wildcats

Ask anyone about the newest member of the NBL’s 400-game club Daniel Johnson and a common response will be something along the lines of “I wish I had a funny story for you”. “Good luck with that, he probably won’t talk about himself,” says teammate Mitch McCarron when asked for some information about the league’s … Read more

South Korea is seeing disruption ease as the truck drivers’ strike continues

Seoul, South Korea — Officials say South Korea’s economy is recovering from the initial shock of a nationwide strike by thousands of truck drivers. President Yoon Suk Yeol’s conservative government has taken aggressive steps to defuse the impact of the strike, issuing controversial return-to-work orders to more than 2,000 cement truck drivers among broader groups … Read more

China announces nationwide easing of Covid restrictions

China announced a nationwide easing of Covid restrictions on Wednesday after protests against the hardline strategy turned into calls for greater political freedoms. Under the new guidelines, some asymptomatic and mild cases of Covid-19 can now be quarantined at home, ending the requirement that all positive cases be isolated in centralized government facilities. The frequency … Read more

Trade in China is shrinking due to virus pressure and interest rate hikes

BEIJING — China’s imports and exports contracted in November under pressure from declining global demand and domestic antivirus controls. Exports fell 9% year-on-year to $296.1 billion, worsening from October’s 0.9% drop, customs data showed Wednesday. Imports fell 10.9% to $226.2 billion, down from last month’s 0.7% slump, a sign of a deepening Chinese economic slowdown. … Read more

World Cup 2022: Ronaldo storms away after Portugal defeat, Morocco beats ‘pathetic’ Spain

Portugal caused a World Cup shock when legendary goalscorer Cristiano Ronaldo was suspended, but it was nowhere near as stunning as the team’s performance. Portugal stormed through to a quarter-final against Morocco on a dramatic day at the World Cup in Qatar. The African country previously caused another monster upset by knocking out Spain and … Read more

FIFA World Cup 2022 results: Cristiano Ronaldo on the bench Portugal v Switzerland, Spain v Morocco

FULL TIME: Portugal 6-1 Switzerland Morocco 0 (3) v Spain 0 (0) Morocco win on penalties Think of the name Gonçalo Ramos; the boy who has been called up to replace a sulky Cristiano Ronaldo for Portugal’s last 16 game with Switzerland scored a hat-trick in his World Cup debut. Amid widespread criticism of the … Read more

2022 FIFA World Cup: ‘Hottest fan’ trolls Japan with Instagram post after Croatia’s round of 16 win

The so-called “hottest fan” of the World Cup has pranked Japan by posting a cheeky video of her eating sushi after her team beat Japan. The Sun reports that Ivana Knoll’s beloved Croatia triumphed over the Asian giants at Al Janoub Stadium to secure a place in the quarter-finals. Leading up to the game, Knoll … Read more

2022 FIFA World Cup: ‘Hottest fan’ trolls Japan with Instagram post after Croatia’s round of 16 win

The so-called “hottest fan” of the World Cup has pranked Japan by posting a cheeky video of her eating sushi after her team beat Japan. The Sun reports that Ivana Knoll’s beloved Croatia triumphed over the Asian giants at Al Janoub Stadium to secure a place in the quarter-finals. Leading up to the game, Knoll … Read more