KAMEOKA: Yuki Tatsumi was waiting tables at an izakaya pub in Japan’s Kyoto when something on the table caught his eye — a chopstick wrapper folded and fiddled into an abstract shape. It was the catalyst for a collection that now includes some 15,000 pieces of "origami art" made by customers folding the paper sleeves that cover chopsticks at Japanese restaurants. "The very first one I found just looked like a bit of junk," 27-year-old Tatsumi admitted, but it made him think. "What if this is a message for me from…
Neymar and several other top Brazilian players have been left out of the national squad for friendlies next month against Argentina and Australia, coach Tite said on Friday, giving them a long summer break for the first time since 2013. The Barcelona striker has played a major tournament every summer since the World Cup in 2014 and he, along with Liverpool's Roberto Firmino, who is suffering from a muscle strain, were left out Tite's reformed squad. Regulars Marquinhos, Miranda, Marcelo and Dani Alves were also spared…
BRUSSELS: European Union leaders are set to end weeks of wrangling over top jobs in Brussels and agree on Saturday on who will fill key posts in EU institutions that face major challenges from a combative Russia and a stuttering economy.