Tag: Kyodo News

  • Live: China urges ‘calm’ after missile strike in Poland

    Live: China urges ‘calm’ after missile strike in Poland

    China on Wednesday called for “calm” following a deadly missile strike on a Polish village near the border with Ukraine. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). 9:27am: NATO holds emergency talks after missile lands in Poland Ambassadors from the 30 NATO nations gathered in Brussels Wednesday […]

  • Live: France urges ‘extreme caution’ over origins of strike in Poland

    Live: France urges ‘extreme caution’ over origins of strike in Poland

    France urged “extreme caution” on Wednesday about the origin of a deadly missile attack on NATO member Poland, saying many countries in the region have similar weapons. Follow FRANCE 24’s live blog for the latest developments. All times are Paris time (GMT+1). 06:42: Blinken calls Polish, Ukrainian FMs about missile attack US Secretary of State […]

  • Prohibition of same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional: Japanese court

    Prohibition of same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional: Japanese court

    Osaka [Japan]June 21 (ANI): A court in Osaka on Monday rejected a lawsuit, which claimed that the government’s ban on same-sex marriage was unconstitutional. The court ruling, which states that the country’s ban on same-sex marriage is not unconstitutional, makes Japan the only G7 nation that does not recognize homosexual marriages. Three same-sex couples – […]

  • Austria implements covid-19 vaccine mandate

    Austria implements covid-19 vaccine mandate

    Last Friday, Austrian President Alexander Van der Bellen signed a new law requiring people aged 18 and over to be vaccinated against covid-19, making the country the first in Europe to introduce a national vaccine mandate. Under the new law, which takes effect in the middle of next month, people who cannot show proof of […]

  • Japanese company will be the latest to stop using Xinjiang cotton

    Japanese company will be the latest to stop using Xinjiang cotton

    Osaka [Japan]May 21 (ANI): The Japanese sportswear company Mizuno Corporation announced on Friday its decision to stop using cotton coming from China’s Xinjiang region, believed to reflect concerns over Beijing’s human rights allegations against Uighur Muslims. Mizuno did not officially reveal the reason for its decision, saying it would have a minimal impact because Xinjiang […]

  • Important message to the public in Malå in Malå municipality, Västerbotten county

    Important message to the public in Malå in Malå municipality, Västerbotten county

    With 99 days left until the inauguration of the Olympic Games, the Secretary General of the ruling Liberal Democratic Party of Japan says it is still an option to cancel them if the Covid situation continues to worsen. “What is the point of the games will be part of spreading the infection,” said Toshihiro Nikai […]

  • Japan stops foreign Olympic spectators

    Japan stops foreign Olympic spectators

    The Olympics in Tokyo seem to be decided without a foreign audience on site. According to the Japanese news agency Kyodo Newshar, the Japanese government has made the decision to stop all foreign audiences. The reason is fear of an increased spread of the coronavirus, where several infectious variants have been discovered in different countries. […]

  • No foreign audience at the Olympics in Tokyo

    No foreign audience at the Olympics in Tokyo

    The Japanese government has decided to stop foreign audiences from the Summer Olympics in Tokyo. The reason is the concern that the infection is gaining momentum with a large audience from outside. The decision also applies to the Paralympics. This is stated by Kyodo News.