Cavs’ Irving fired up about 2020 Games

Kyrie Irving made his first trip to Japan this week, and the Cleveland Cavaliers point guard already has plans to come back. In the summer of 2020, just in time for the Tokyo Olympics. “I can’t wait,” Irving said on Friday night, after the Clutch Bucket Tokyo event he participated in at Ota City Gymnasium.

Exclusive: U.S. presses Myanmar to cease military ties with North Korea

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Myanmar’s military has maintained ties with North Korea, even though the civilian-led government denies any cooperation, and the Trump administration is pressing for a complete break-off of remaining links, current and former U.S. officials said. Washington made its case to Myanmar’s de facto leader, Nobel Peace Prize laureate Aung San Suu Kyi

Trump warns of ‘serious consequences’ unless Iran releases detained Americans: White House

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump warned that Iran would face “new and serious consequences” unless all unjustly detained American citizens are released and returned, the White House said in a statement on Friday. Trump urged Iran to return Robert Levinson, an American former law enforcement officer who disappeared more than 10 years ago

NHS plans to scrap homeopathy treatments

Image copyright Getty Images NHS England has announced plans to stop doctors prescribing homeopathy, herbal and other “low value” treatments. It hopes to save almost £200m a year by ending what the head of the service called a “misuse of scarce” NHS funds. Prescriptions for conditions including diarrhoea, thrush, acne and acute pain are among

U.S. State Department to clamp ban on travel to North Korea

WASHINGTON/SEOUL (Reuters) – The U.S. government on Friday said it will bar Americans from travelling to North Korea due to the risk of “long-term detention” in the country, where a U.S. student was jailed while on a tour last year and later died. U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson has authorized a “Geographical Travel Restriction”

Six dead in worst Israeli-Palestinian bloodshed for years

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Six people were killed on Friday in the bloodiest spate of Israeli-Palestinian violence for years, prompted by new security Israeli measures at Jerusalem’s holiest site. Three Israelis were stabbed to death in a Jewish settlement in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, hours after three Palestinians were killed in violence prompted by Israel’s installation

NHS prescription cuts ‘to hit low income families’

Image copyright Getty Images NHS plans to scrap prescriptions for common health problems have been criticised for hitting poorer families. Prescriptions for conditions including diarrhoea, thrush, acne and acute pain are among those up for review. NHS England said 18 treatments – such as homeopathy and some types of pain relief – cost the taxpayer

NHS prescription cuts ‘to hit low income families’

Image copyright Getty Images NHS plans to scrap prescriptions for common health problems have been criticised for hitting poorer families. Prescriptions for conditions including diarrhoea, thrush, acne and acute pain are among those up for review. NHS England said 18 treatments – such as homeopathy and some types of pain relief – cost the taxpayer