McDonald’s teams up with Kiki’s Delivery Service for new burgers in Japan

McDonald’s teams up with Kiki’s Delivery Service for new burgers in Japan

Magical delivery comes with a new anime commercial where Kiki takes us to Europe. McDonald’s loves collaborating with big names in Japan and its latest collaboration is perhaps its biggest yet, with Kiki’s Delivery Service on board for a new series of burgers. In Japan, Kiki’s Delivery Service goes by the name “Majo no Takkyuubin” (“Magical […]

‘What’s Wrong With You’

‘What’s Wrong With You’

Ever since making a comeback to tennis after becoming a mother, Naomi Osaka has been a shadow of her peak time in the sport. A four-time Grand Slam champion, the Japanese star has struggled to get her feet going this season. Osaka has been hit with an inconsistent run of form and hasn’t been able […]

The Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry You’ve Never Heard Of And The Startups Working To Take It Down; A Look into the Mind of Vinod Khosla

The Multi-Billion-Dollar Industry You’ve Never Heard Of And The Startups Working To Take It Down; A Look into the Mind of Vinod Khosla

The old adage that you should never get into a fight with someone who buys ink by the barrel load doesn’t resonate in the digital age as well as it used to. But there’s no doubt news publishers’ complaints about AI startups pirating their copyrighted material has drawn plenty of coverage. There may be a […]

HEADLINES: 4 policemen guilty of drug war killings | June 19, 2024

HEADLINES: 4 policemen guilty of drug war killings | June 19, 2024

Good day. Here are the stories for The Manila Times for Wednesday, June 19, 2024. Today’s episode is brought to you by Wilcon Depot, The Philippines’ leading home improvement and construction supplies retailer—your Trusted Building Partner. READ: 4 policemen guilty of drug war killings FOUR Philippine policemen were found guilty on Tuesday of killing a […]

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and bribery in China, according to news reports

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and bribery in China, according to news reports

HONG KONG – Athletic apparel company Adidas has launched an investigation into allegations of “compliance violations” in China after receiving an anonymous letter earlier this month accusing local executives of embezzling “millions of euros,” according to news reports. Adidas confirmed it had received an anonymous June 7 letter indicating potential “compliance violations” in China, the […]

Imax Expands Partnership With Wanda Film In China

Imax Expands Partnership With Wanda Film In China

Imax and Wanda Film, China‘s largest exhibitor, have announced a big expansion of their longtime strategic partnership there spanning technology and content. The agreement calls for Wanda Film to upgrade 61 of its top performing locations to state-of-the-art Imax with Laser technology including in Beijing, Shanghai, Guangzhou and Shenzhen. Wanda will also renew up to 37 existing Imax locations over […]

Ruth Langsford defended by fans as she shares emotional family memory after tragic losses

Ruth Langsford defended by fans as she shares emotional family memory after tragic losses

Ruth Langsford was flooded with support by fans as they jumped to her defence after she shared an emotional family memory following two tragic losses in her life. The Loose Women star was marking Father’s Day when she remembered her late dad as well as her late sister. Ruth’s dad, Dennis, passed away in 2012 […]

A gate is installed on a Mount Fuji trail to control crowds, but governor says more measures needed

A gate is installed on a Mount Fuji trail to control crowds, but governor says more measures needed

Mari Yamaguchi, The Associated Press Published Monday, June 17, 2024 11:45PM EDT Last Updated Monday, June 17, 2024 11:46PM EDT TOKYO (AP) — A crowd-control gate was installed halfway up Japan’s Mount Fuji on Monday ahead of the July 1 start of this year’s climbing season, but the governor of Yamanashi, one of the two […]

Surgeon General Advises Social Media Warning Labels for Youth Safety

Surgeon General Advises Social Media Warning Labels for Youth Safety

Following is a summary of current health news briefs. US Surgeon General calls for social media warning labels to protect adolescents U.S. Surgeon General Vivek Murthy on Monday called for a warning label to be added to social media apps as a reminder that those platforms have caused harm to young people, especially adolescents. Murthy […]

This Esports Concept Shows What Apple Vision Pro Could Do for Competitive Gaming

This Esports Concept Shows What Apple Vision Pro Could Do for Competitive Gaming

One of the biggest selling points of Apple’s Vision Pro is the idea of a big virtual screen — a big-ass theater for gaming, watching movies, and increasingly, for watching live sports. I say “increasingly” because immersive live sports for VR and mixed reality headsets is a fairly new category that hasn’t completely come into […]

Trump, Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans gang up on Freedom Caucus chair in primary

Trump, Kevin McCarthy and other Republicans gang up on Freedom Caucus chair in primary

GOOCHLAND, Va. — For Rep. Bob Good, Tuesday’s primary is about much more than the next member of Congress representing Virginia’s 5th District.  “The nation is watching,” the Virginia Republican told a few dozen supporters gathered outside the historic county courthouse on a muggy Friday evening. He warned that this race is about the “D.C. […]

Mayorkas Detects Uptick in Foreign Terrorist Threats to US

Mayorkas Detects Uptick in Foreign Terrorist Threats to US

(Bloomberg) — The Biden administration sees increased foreign terrorist threats to the US compared to a year ago, thanks to renewed efforts by the Islamic State militant group and Middle East unrest tied to the Israel-Hamas war.  Department of Homeland Security Secretary Alejandro Mayorkas said his department has noticed “a resurgence in recruiting of ISIS, […]

TikTok is about to change forever

TikTok is about to change forever

Digital Trends No social media platform is safe from the AI craze, and TikTok is no exception to this rule. The company is introducing new AI-generated avatars for the use of content creators. The new tools build off the Symphony generative AI ad suite TikTok announced last month. Using Symphony Digital Avatars, TikTok creators and […]

‘Amazing husband, loving grandfather’: Nikki Haley announces her father’s demise on Father’s Day

‘Amazing husband, loving grandfather’: Nikki Haley announces her father’s demise on Father’s Day

Image Source : AP/X Nikki Haley’s father Ajit Singh Randhawa Washington: Indian-origin former UN ambassador Nikki Haley, who was the last Republican competing against ex-US President Donald Trump for the November presidential election, took to social media to announce her father Ajit Singh Randhawa’s demise. Haley penned a note describing her father as an “amazing […]

China promotes Xinjiang, epicentre of human-rights abuses, as tourist destination

China promotes Xinjiang, epicentre of human-rights abuses, as tourist destination

China’s Xinjiang region, which has been under the scanner for violating human rights, has now been shown as a far more idyllic view of the region as instructed and funded by Xi Jinping government to promote it as a tourist destination through a television drama, the Wall Street Journal reported. According to the United States, […]

Foreign tourists to be charged four times more to enter Himeji Castle if local mayor gets his way

Foreign tourists to be charged four times more to enter Himeji Castle if local mayor gets his way

Local residents would be given a discount as part of the new plan. After closing its borders to foreign travellers during the pandemic, Japan is back open for business and the inbound tourism sector is booming again, with overseas tourists now visiting in record-breaking numbers. However, coinciding with this tourism boom is an incredibly weak […]

Killed by a scam: A father took his life after losing his savings to international criminal gangs. He’s not the only one

Killed by a scam: A father took his life after losing his savings to international criminal gangs. He’s not the only one

By Teele Rebane and Ivan Watson, CNN (CNN) — Sitting at the kitchen table, Matt struggles to recount the events of the past few months. “As soon as I found out that it was a suicide, I was 100% sure that it was the scam,” he says. “Our father was, from the day I was […]

‘Pig butchering’ crypto scam: Americans taking their lives after losing savings to international criminal gangs

‘Pig butchering’ crypto scam: Americans taking their lives after losing savings to international criminal gangs

Editor’s note: If you or someone you know is struggling with suicidal thoughts or mental health matters, please call the 988 Suicide & Crisis Lifeline in the US by dialing 988 to connect with a trained counselor, or visit the 988 Lifeline website. For support outside of the US, a worldwide directory of resources and international hotlines […]

Appeals court to hear challenges to potential US TikTok ban on Sept. 16

Appeals court to hear challenges to potential US TikTok ban on Sept. 16

A US appeals court on Monday said it will hold oral arguments on Sept. 16 on legal challenges to a new law requiring China-based ByteDance to divest TikTok’s US assets by Jan. 19 or face a ban. On May 14, a group of TikTok creators filed suit to block the law that could ban the app used by […]

Angelina Jolie debuts new chest tattoo on 2024 Tony Awards red carpet

Angelina Jolie debuts new chest tattoo on 2024 Tony Awards red carpet

She’s flying high on Broadway. Angelina Jolie showed off a new tattoo at the 2024 Tony Awards, debuting a tiny black bird in the center of her chest as she posed on the red carpet in NYC. The 49-year-old A-lister coordinated with her daughter Vivienne, 15, in teal as she revealed the fresh ink, which […]

McDonald’s to end AI drive thru experiment after errant orders

McDonald’s to end AI drive thru experiment after errant orders

McDonald’s to end AI drive thru experiment after errant orders Breaking News

Google fully launches VPN for Pixel users

Google fully launches VPN for Pixel users

A few days away from giving the farewell of Google One VPN—the service is set to be disconnected on June 20, 2024, for good—the big tech giant has officially rolled out its new rebranded VPN for more Pixel users. We already reported the beta launch of Pixel VPN by Google at the beginning of June. […]

Governor installs crowd control gate on Mount Fuji to limit tourists

Governor installs crowd control gate on Mount Fuji to limit tourists

A crowd-control gate has been installed halfway up Mount Fuji before the start of this year’s climbing season on 1 July, but the governor of Yamanashi, one of the two prefectures that are home to the mountain, said additional measures were needed to control overcrowding on its lower slopes. The gate was completed on Monday […]

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and kickbacks in China

Adidas is investigating allegations of embezzlement and kickbacks in China

Editor’s Note: Sign up for CNN’s Meanwhile in China newsletter which explores what you need to know about the country’s rise and how it impacts the world. Hong Kong CNN  —  Adidas says it has started an investigation into allegations of “compliance violations” in China, a key market for its sportswear. Chinese state media Jiemian […]

‘Exactly the same,’ Zara shoppers rave about unique phrase to search on SHEIN to reveal a whole store’s worth of dupes

‘Exactly the same,’ Zara shoppers rave about unique phrase to search on SHEIN to reveal a whole store’s worth of dupes

IT’S one of the most popular fashion sites around. But it can sometimes be hard to find exactly what you’re looking for on SHEIN. 4 Kelly took to TikTok to rave about the dupes she’d managed to find on SHEINCredit: tiktok/@kellydoolan 4 She bought up a whole store’s worth of dupes with just one phraseCredit: […]

China blames Philippines for a ship collision in the South China Sea, which Manila says is deceptive

China blames Philippines for a ship collision in the South China Sea, which Manila says is deceptive

TAIPEI (AP) — A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, China’s coast guard said, in the latest flare-up of escalating territorial disputes that have sparked alarm. The coast guard said a Philippine supply ship entered waters near the Second Thomas Shoal, […]

China blames Philippines for a ship collision in the South China Sea, which Manila says is deceptive

China blames Philippines for a ship collision in the South China Sea, which Manila says is deceptive

TAIPEI (AP) — A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, China’s coast guard said, in the latest flare-up of escalating territorial disputes that have sparked alarm. The coast guard said a Philippine supply ship entered waters near the Second Thomas Shoal, […]

China blames Philippines for a ship collision in the South China Sea, which Manila says is deceptive

China blames Philippines for a ship collision in the South China Sea, which Manila says is deceptive

TAIPEI (AP) — A Chinese vessel and a Philippine supply ship collided near the disputed Spratly Islands in the South China Sea on Monday, China’s coast guard said, in the latest flare-up of escalating territorial disputes that have sparked alarm. The coast guard said a Philippine supply ship entered waters near the Second Thomas Shoal, […]