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- Japan marks 75 years of Vatican ties with Noh theater showROME (AP) — Japan has marked the 75th anniversary of diplomatic ties with the Holy See with a performance of ancient traditional Noh theater in Rome. At the performance Saturday in Rome at the Palazzo della Cancelleria, a Renaissance architectural masterpiece housing Vatican tribunals, visitors were shown how to wear a Noh theater mask. Japan’s […] ..... Read More.13 mins ago
- As Trump moves to privatize America’s national parks, visitor costs may riseSome are concerned that the proposed privatization of some public park services would drive up costs for visitors and fail to raise enough for repairsAmerica’s national parks need a staggering $11.5bn worth of overdue road and infrastructure repairs. But with the proposed National Park Service budget slashed by almost $400m, the Trump administration says it will turn to privatizing public park services to address those deferred maintenance costs.“I don’t want to be in the business of running campgrounds,” Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke said at a meeting of the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association in Washington this month. This came after Donald Trump proposed cutting the Interior budget by 13%. Continue reading... ..... Read More.19 mins ago
- Roger Federer dispatches Alexander Zverev to secure ninth Halle title• World No5 wraps up 6-1, 6-3 victory in just 53 minutes• Swiss makes strong statement of intent for WimbledonIf Roger Federer plays at Wimbledon anything like he did to win his ninth Halle title by blowing Alexander Zverev off the court in 53 minutes on Sunday, he will surely be there for the final weekend of the championships at the All England Club in three weeks’ time.The bare numbers hardly tell the tale: 6-1, 6-3 to Federer, 58 points to 33 overall, winning 79% of his service points, 52% when receiving. He was razor sharp at the net, solid at the back, ruthless in the finish. Continue reading... ..... Read More.26 mins ago
- Gay pride parades sound a note of resistance — and face someNEW YORK (AP) — Gay pride parades in New York, San Francisco and other cities are spotlighting resistance to what participants see as new pressure on gay rights. But the events are also contending with the prospect of protests over their own diversity and direction. Both the New York and San Francisco parades Sunday will […] ..... Read More.27 mins ago
- China aims to improve ties between Afghanistan, PakistanChina's foreign minister says Beijing will hold a dialogue with Afghanistan and Pakistan to help improve relations between the two South Asian neighbors. ..... Read More.31 mins ago
- Overturned oil tanker explodes in Pakistan, killing 153A Pakistani official says more than 100 people have been killed after an oil tanker overturned and burst into flames. ..... Read More.38 mins ago