Tokyo 2020 Games: Japan Olympics chief ‘investigated in French corruption probe’

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Tsunekazu Takeda shown celebrating in 2013 with the award of the Games to Tokyo The head of Japan’s Olympic Committee is being formally investigated in France for alleged corruption in the awarding of the 2020 Games to Tokyo, a French judicial source has said. Prosecutors have been investigating a €2m…

New Zealand to hold cannabis referendum in 2020

Image copyright Getty Images New Zealanders will vote on legalising recreational cannabis in a referendum during the 2020 general election, the country’s justice minister said. A vote was promised by Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s Labour Party last year during cross-party talks, which helped to form a coalition government. It comes a week after lawmakers gave…

Meet the 90-year-old dreaming of becoming a Tokyo 2020 Olympics guide

The Japanese capital, Tokyo, will be hosting the 2020 Olympic and Paralympics Games and volunteers and businesses are preparing to make sure everything runs smoothly. Among them is a 90-year-old Japanese grandmother, who is learning English to so she can help tourists during the games. BBC 100 Women names 100 influential and inspirational women around…

Formula 1: Vietnam capital Hanoi to host country’s first grand prix in 2020

The official F1 website provided a computer-generated image of the proposed 5.565km track layout in Hanoi Vietnam will host a Formula 1 grand prix for the first time in April 2020. A “multi-year” deal has been agreed to stage a race on the streets of the capital Hanoi. It is the first new addition to…

North and South Korea to combine for Tokyo 2020 Olympics

Following inter-Korean sports talks Friday the rival nations issued a statement saying they wanted to participate jointly in international competition, starting with a combined team at next year’s men’s handball world championships in Germany. They will send a letter to the International Olympic Committee (IOC), informing the organization of the two Koreas’ intent to host…

Trade war with China may cause 2020 recession

So says Ronald Temple, head of US equity for Lazard Asset Management. He told CNN Business that President Donald Trump’s protectionist policies may lead to a deep slowdown in the economy, particularly because these trade skirmishes coincide with rising interest rates. “A recession in the near-term is not inevitable, but the risk of one by…

Mark Carney, Bank of England Governor, to Stay in Charge Until 2020

LONDON — Mark J. Carney, the governor of the Bank of England, will stay in his role until the end of January 2020, the government said on Tuesday, which means that he would run the central bank for 10 months after Britain’s departure from the European Union. Mr. Carney, who has been governor of the…

New Antarctica Map Is Like ‘Putting on Glasses for the First Time and Seeing 20/20’

Trilobites A high resolution terrain map of Earth’s frozen continent will help researchers better track changes on the ice as the planet warms. ImageThe Larsen C ice shelf in Antarctica in a new map made with satellites operated by a Department of Defense agency.CreditNational Geospatial-Intelligence Agency You may never make it to the South Pole,…