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how Japan fell in love with baseball

It’s no surprise that baseball is returning to the Olympics in Tokyo this year, after a 13-year hiatus. The sport has been a favourite in Japan for over a century — and this year, the national team is determined to match that fervour with medals. ...
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As Biden Moves to Vaccinate Federal Workers, Troops Get a Pass

WASHINGTON — In a civilian-controlled military, the rules are often different for those in uniform. Now, those differences extend to vaccinations.On Thursday, President Biden announced that all federal employees and on-site contractors must be vaccinated against the coronavirus, or be required to submit to regular testing and other measures.The new...
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Unrest and economic underperformance haunt the emerging world

Jul 31st 2021AT THE START of the century, developing economies were a source of unbounded optimism and fierce ambition. Today South Africa is reeling from an insurrection, Colombia has suffered violent protests and Tunisia faces a constitutional crisis. Illiberal government is in fashion. Peru has just sworn in a Marxist as its president and indepe...
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On Fighting Corruption, Guatemala Just Took Another Step Back

The Biden administration’s strategy to combat mass migration from Central America by tackling its “root causes” just suffered a harsh blow in Guatemala with the ouster of the country’s top anti-corruption official. Juan Francisco Sandoval, the respected chief prosecutor in the Special Prosecutor’s Office Against Impunity, known by its S...
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China’s New Ambassador to the U.S. Adopts Placating Tone

NEW YORK—China’s new envoy to the U.S. struck a conciliatory note upon his arrival in Washington on Wednesday, pledging to repair the increasingly testy relationship between the two world powers days after Chinese Foreign Ministry officials greeted a visiting senior State Department official with a chilly lecture on diplomacy. Qi...