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The Japan Times
· Japan to come up with new goal on gender equality after falling short of 2020 aim  
The government will present a new goal on gender equality as early as next week, having abandoned the time frame for its long-stated aim of raising women’s share of leadership roles in the country’s workforce to at least 30 percent by the end of this year, sources said Wednesday.
· Donald Trump humiliation: US President jokes his victory is ‘rigged’ ahead of election  
Mr Trump said: “Even in the 2016 election, 1 percent are in question.”
· California restricts COVID-19 testing as cases surge  
Black people are 25 percent more likely to become infected as white people and twice as likely to die.
· NBC's Peacock joins Apple+, Disney+ and HBO Max with mix of old and new. Will it be enough?  
Moreover, a TV series where audiences are supposed to sympathize with the bored and unhappy one percent feels out of touch at a moment when unemployment has reached record levels.
Yonhap News
· BOK stands pat amid signs of recovery, soaring property prices  
SEOUL, July 16 (Yonhap) -- As widely expected, the Bank of Korea (BOK) kept the policy rate frozen at 0.5 percent Thursday, amid slight signs of an economic recovery from the pandemic-caused slump and growing concerns over soaring property prices.
Yonhap News
· Seoul stocks open flat on recovery hopes, Sino-American risks  
The benchmark Korea Composite Stock Price Index (KOSPI) fell 2.13 points, or 0.1 percent, to 2,199.75 in the first 15 minutes of trading.
· G20 carbon 'food-print' highest in meat-loving nations: report  
About 40 percent of that comes from livestock production and food waste, with the rest generated by rice production, fertiliser use, land conversion and deforestation to accomodate commercial crops.
Sports Illustrated
· Seahawks Chris Carson Remains NFL's Most Disrespected Running Back  
When targeted in Seattle's run-heavy offense, he's been extremely reliable and exhibited soft hands, posting a catch rate of 78 percent or higher in all three of his NFL seasons.
The Verge
· The massive Twitter hack could be a global security crisis  
Google is investing $4.5 billion for a 7.73 percent stake in Jio Platforms, following a similar move from Facebook to invest $5.7 billion for a 9.9 percent stake in the company earlier this year.
The New York Times
· North Macedonia Election Returns No Clear Winner  
The center-left Social Democrats emerged as the strongest party, taking 36.3 percent of the vote with nearly 90 percent of ballots counted.