World
June 23

Japanese architect Ban wins prestigious Spanish prize

Japanese architect Shigeru Ban was named the winner of a prestigious Spanish prize Thursday for his pioneering work on designing temporary shelters for people affected by natural disasters and armed conflict.
Business
June 23

Japan high court rejects paternity harassment allegations

A Japanese High Court on Thursday rejected an appeal by a former brokerage manager alleging on-the-job harassment and unlawful dismissal after he took parental leave while working at Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley.
World
June 23
This Jan. 14, 2021, photo provided by the North Korean government shows missiles during a military parade marking the ruling party congress, at Kim Il

N. Korea talks of new army duties suggest nuclear deployment

North Korea discussed assigning additional duties to front-line army units at a key military meeting, state media said Thursday, a move that analysts said indicates it plans to deploy battlefield nuclear weapons targeting South Korea along the rivals' tense border.
Business
June 23

Norway central bank hikes key policy interest rate to 1.25%

Norway's central bank raised its key policy interest rate from 0.75% to 1.25% on Thursday, saying "the prospects for a more prolonged period of high inflation suggest a faster rise in the policy rate than projected earlier."
World
June 23

UN expert: Myanmar's pledge for clean polls 'preposterous'

Military-ruled Myanmar's promise of free and fair elections next year is "preposterous," a U.N. expert said Thursday as he warned the international community not to fall for the army regime's propaganda to legitimize its rule.
World
June 23

77 years after battle's end, Okinawa wants US base reduced

Okinawa marked the 77th anniversary Thursday of the end of one of the bloodiest battles of World War II, with the governor calling for a further reduction of the U.S. military presence there as local fears grow that the southern Japanese islands will become embroiled in regional military tension.
Nation
June 23

Editorial Roundup: Wisconsin

Eau Claire Leader-Telegram. June 19, 2022.
Nation
June 23
Ghislaine Maxwell, right, sits with her mask off during a break in her sex trafficking trial, Monday, Dec. 20, 2021, in New York.

Feds: Ghislaine Maxwell deserves at least 30 years in prison

British socialite Ghislaine Maxwell should spend at least 30 years in prison for her role in the sexual abuse of teenage girls over a 10-year period by her onetime boyfriend, financier Jeffrey Epstein, prosecutors said Wednesday in written arguments.
Business
June 22

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St declines on growth worries

Asian stock markets were mixed Thursday after Wall Street edged lower amid fears higher interest rates will chill global economic growth.
Nation
June 22

Today in History: June 23, Nasser elected Egypt's president

Today in History
Business
June 22

China says Ukraine crisis has sounded alarm for humanity

The conflict in Ukraine has "sounded an alarm for humanity," Chinese leader Xi Jinping said Wednesday, as China continues to assume a position of neutrality while backing its ally Russia.
Sports
June 22
Dan Snyder, co-owner and co-CEO of the Washington Commanders, poses for photos during an event to unveil the NFL football team’s new identity, Wedne

Congress alleges 'shadow' probe by Commanders owner Snyder

Washington Commanders owner Dan Snyder conducted a "shadow investigation" that sought to discredit former employees making accusations of workplace sexual harassment, hired private investigators to intimidate witnesses, and used an overseas lawsuit as a pretext to obtain phone records and emails, according to a document released by a House committee Wednesday.
Nation
June 22

Giuliani associate seeks to avoid prison at June sentencing

An associate of Rudy Giuliani who was convicted of campaign finance crimes at trial and later pleaded guilty to a separate fraud charge is asking that he be spared from prison at his sentencing next week, but prosecutors on Wednesday recommended that he be ordered to spend over six years in prison.
Politics
June 22
Chairman Bennie Thompson, D-Miss., Vice Chair Liz Cheney, R-Wyo., and Rep. Adam Kinzinger, R-Ill., listen as Arizona House Speaker Rusty Bowers testif

Ginni Thomas responds to 1/6 panel, hearings stretch to July

The House's Jan. 6 committee plans to continue its public hearings into July as its investigation of the Capitol riot deepens.
Sports
June 22

North Carolina sports betting legislation falters in House

Legislation that would have authorized sports betting across all of North Carolina fell apart late Wednesday as the House narrowly rejected a key measure amid warnings about the dangers of gambling from an unusual coalition of social conservatives and liberal Democrats.
Politics
June 22

Ghastly shootings, political forces align to prompt gun deal

The country has long endured a numbing succession of mass shootings at schools, places of worship and public gathering places. None forced Congress to react with significant legislation — until now.
Politics
June 22

Afghan aid auditor accuses State, USAID of withholding info

The congressionally mandated watchdog for U.S. assistance to Afghanistan is accusing the State Department and U.S. Agency for International Development of illegally withholding information from it about the American withdrawal from the country last year and current policy.
June 22

Biden pitches plans to bring down gas prices

It's an election-year move meant to ease financial pressures that was greeted with doubts by many lawmakers. Read more here.
World
June 22

'It's terrible:' Philadelphia mayor sorry for slain Filipino

The mayor of Philadelphia expressed shock and sorrow over the killing of a Filipino lawyer who was shot in the city over the weekend and is offering a $20,000 reward for information that will lead to the arrest of the shooter, a senior Philippine diplomat said Wednesday.
World
June 22

Myanmar's Suu Kyi moved from secret location to prison

Ousted Myanmar leader Aung San Suu Kyi was transferred Wednesday from a secret detention location to a prison in the country's capital, legal officials familiar with her case said. Her ongoing court cases will be tried at a new facility constructed in the prison compound, they said.