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Poll shows majority of Japanese want prime minister to resign soon

Poll shows majority of Japanese want prime minister to resign soon

World
April 5 (UPI) -- The majority of respondents to a Japanese poll said they would prefer to see Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga resign either immediately or by fall, according to a local press report. The Yomiuri Shimbun reported that a recent survey of more than 1,000 people showed 47% of respondents said they would prefer Suga resign in September, when a ruling party leadership contest is scheduled to take place. Advertisement Another 12% of respondents said they would prefer Suga "resign immediately," indicating nearly 60% of respondents do not see a need for Suga to stay in office in the long term, according to the Yomiuri. Report of the Japanese survey comes as the health ministry disclosed data showing 80% of COVID-19 deaths occurred in Japan's third wave of coronavirus infecti...
Amazon faces legal challenge over Prime cancellation policy

Amazon faces legal challenge over Prime cancellation policy

Technology
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Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: ‘We’re entering our prime’ – Harry Kane on forward partnership

Tottenham 2-0 Arsenal: ‘We’re entering our prime’ – Harry Kane on forward partnership

Sports
Harry Kane believes both he and attacking partner Son Heung-min are entering the prime of their careers after their goals helped Tottenham overcome arch-rivals Arsenal and return to the top of the Premier League table.The deadly double act were at the heart of another impressive win and both were on the scoresheet as Jose Mourinho's side took control of the game by the interval. Son, 28, and Kane, who is a year younger, have now combined for 31 Premier League goals, the second most of any duo behind former Chelsea players Didier Drogba and Frank Lampard (36).Eleven of those goals have come in this campaign and Kane told Sky Sports: "We're both at an age now where we're coming into maybe in our prime in terms of understanding the game and understanding each other."When I'm passing him throu...
Saad Hariri’s return as Lebanese prime minister raises hope, skepticism

Saad Hariri’s return as Lebanese prime minister raises hope, skepticism

World
BEIRUT, Lebanon, Oct. 23 (UPI) -- The return of veteran politician Saad Hariri as Lebanon's prime minister was met with mixed reactions as the country plunges deeper into economic crisis and despair grows among an exhausted population. Hariri resigned from the same post almost a year ago when protests broke out to denounce widespread corruption and demand the ouster of all political leaders. After his nomination to return on Thursday, Hariri pledged to quickly form a government of non-partisan specialists that would implement economic and financial reforms in line with those proposed by France. Advertisement He said his focus will be to stop the country's collapse and rebuild what was destroyed by the massive Aug. 4 explosion at the Beirut port. Critics argue Hariri's appointment protects...
Amazon Prime donates to Fleabag stars’ theatre emergency fund

Amazon Prime donates to Fleabag stars’ theatre emergency fund

Entertainment
A fund set up by two stars of Fleabag to support theatre workers affected by the coronavirus pandemic is to receive £500,000 from Amazon Prime Video.Olivia Colman and Phoebe Waller-Bridge said they were "blown away" by the "extraordinary" support.The streaming service is also donating £1m to a new grants scheme being set up by the Film and TV Charity.Amazon Prime has pledged $ 6m (£4.6m) in total to those involved in theatre, TV and film production across Europe."The creative community in Europe has been vital to our success in producing high-quality Amazon original TV series and movies," Amazon Studios head Jennifer Salke said."It is essential for us to help that community through this pandemic." ...