By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Four minutes is all I can take. It’s not jetlag. Or culture shock. It’s just hot. I’m in a sauna. In Malmoe, in Sweden. Guidebooks and everything, they talk about this. You go to Scandinavia, and you go to the sauna. For the coziness. For warmth and safety, inside, […]
The Village Report – Six weeks in Scandinavia
By Dipika Kohli Northwest Asian Weekly Six weeks, all together, if I can manage to hold through December, here in Scandinavia. I think the gut knows when it’s time to shake things up, and this time, I found myself at Kastrup with an immigration officer flicking through my passport—stamps from around Southeast Asia these last […]
Lin loses for 1st time to Chen in All England Open badminton semis
BIRMINGHAM, England (AP) — Lin Dan believes the decision to consign his semifinal with Chen Long to an outside court was one of the factors behind his defeat in the All England Open on Saturday. Chen, the world champion and world No. 1, won for the first time against Chinese teammate Lin, a five-time All […]
China investigating Microsoft in monopoly case
By Joe McDonald AP Business Writer BEIJING (AP) — China’s anti-monopoly agency announced an investigation Tuesday of Microsoft Corp., stepping up regulatory pressure on foreign technology companies.
Japanese user claims Twitter’s 20 billionth tweet
By Tomoko A. Hosaka The Associated Press TOKYO (AP) — Twitter’s 20 billionth message didn’t make much sense, but it spoke volumes about the rapid global growth of the microblogging service. It came at 12:44 a.m. Sunday (1544 GMT, 11:44 a.m. EDT Saturday) from user “GGGGGGo—Lets—Go” in Japan, where Twitter has exploded in popularity over […]
As U.S. team dominates headlines, Asian team quietly moves upward in World Cup
The World Cup has been going on for two weeks, and the Asian teams have experienced plenty of ups and downs.