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Japan’s Rugby World Cup prepares for typhoons, earthquakes

TOKYO (AP) — Organizers of the 2020 Tokyo Olympics are concerned about it. So are those running the Rugby World Cup in Japan, which opens with Japan facing Russia on Sept. 20, 2019, in Tokyo.

Philippines spending spree fades as inflation hurts even foreign cash earners

SANTA ROSA VILLAGE (Reuters) — Liezel Carada, who relies entirely on her husband’s earnings as a dishwasher in Italy, has seen her income grow sharply thanks to a plunge in the Philippine peso in recent years. Yet she’s having to explain to her three children that they can’t afford to go to their favorite eatery anymore.

US ready to resume North Korea talks, seeks denuclearization by 2021

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) — The United States said it was ready to resume talks with North Korea after Pyongyang pledged on Wednesday to dismantle its key missile facilities and suggested it would close its main Yongbyon nuclear complex if Washington took unspecified actions.

Philippine casino operator to open Japan office

TOKYO (Reuters) — Philippine-based Tiger Resort Leisure and Entertainment Inc. will open an office in Japan to study the potential for opening a casino in the country after the liberalization of gaming laws, parent company Universal Entertainment Corp said.

Philippines flags 4th rate hike to fight inflation, help peso

MANILA (Reuters) — The Philippine central bank signaled a fourth hike in its benchmark interest rates this year, a central bank official said on Tuesday, as policymakers boost efforts to tame a nearly decade-high inflation and support the local currency.

North Korea’s Kim to scrap missile sites, visit Seoul

SEOUL (Reuters) —  North Korea agreed on Wednesday to “permanently” abolish its key missile facilities in the presence of foreign experts, and said it is willing to close its main nuclear complex if the United States takes unspecified “reciprocal action.”