Man arrested after swimming moat to enter Tokyo palace grounds

The Seimon Ishibashi bridge over the moat leads to the Imperial Palace grounds in Tokyo. (Wikipedia pic/Kakidai) TOKYO: A Japanese man was arrested in Tokyo on Monday after swimming across the Imperial Palace’s moat to scale an outer wall, entering off-limits parts of the grounds, police said. They said the man appeared to be in his […]

China threatens US with retaliation over Hong Kong trade threats

Zhao Lijian says Beijing has already made ‘stern representations to the US’. Twitter pic/MFA_China) BEIJING: Beijing has warned the US that it will take “every necessary measure” to protect its interests after a top White House advisor warned that Washington might revoke Hong Kong’s special trading privileges if China enacts a tough new security law. China […]