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(Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is set to tell the United Nations General Assembly on Friday that Japan is determined to host the Tokyo Olympics in 2021 after the games were postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic, a speech draft showed.
LIMA (Reuters) - Peruvian police have seized a shipment of about 11 tonnes of mutilated sharks in the country's north, mainly of protected hammerhead sharks whose fins are highly valued and seen as a delicacy in Asian markets.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin called on Friday for an agreement between Russia and the United States to guarantee not to engage in cyber-meddling in each other's elections.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan will allow long-term foreign residents and foreign students back into the country from October, Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Friday.
BRUSSELS (Reuters) - United under Swedish activist Greta Thunberg, young people rallied across the world on Friday to demand urgent action to halt catastrophic climate change, in their first global action during the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO -- Japan on Thursday confirmed 474 new COVID-19 cases, bringing the country's cumulative total to 80,592, not including infections related to a cruise ship quarantined in Yokohama near Tokyo earlier in the year.
TOKYO (Reuters) - SoftBank Group Corp said on Thursday it would offer COVID-19 tests to corporations and local governments for 2,000 yen ($19) per person as Chief Executive Masayoshi Son steps up the provision of virus countermeasures.
MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia's sovereign wealth fund and its partner Chemrar will supply the COVID-19 drug Avifavir to 17 additional countries, the fund said in a statement on Thursday.
SYDNEY (Reuters) - Japanese artist Takahiro Shibata's glasses are fogging up because of his face mask - a problem familiar to many spectacles wearers during the coronavirus pandemic.
TOKYO (Reuters) - Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga said on Thursday he told his South Korean counterpart Moon Jae-in that the two countries needed to repair their damaged relations, calling South Korea an important neighbour to counter the threat from North Korea.