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Abbas meets Putin in push for support
Abbas meets Putin in push for support

MOSCOW – Russian President Vladimir Putin said on Monday at the start of talks with Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas that he had discussed the Middle East conflict with his US counterpart Donald Trump. “I just spoke with American President Trump,” Putin told Abbas before continuing the talks behind closed doors….

Park's friend, Lotte chief jailed for role in bribery scandal
Park's friend, Lotte chief jailed for role in bribery scandal

SEOUL – The friend of former South Korean leader Park Geun-hye who was at the center of an influence-peddling scandal that rocked the country’s business and political elite has been sentenced to 20 years in jail, a Seoul court said on Tuesday. The court also sentenced the chairman of the…

NFL strikes chord with British fans
NFL strikes chord with British fans

LONDON – The Super Bowl was seen as a foreign novelty event when it was first broadcast live in Britain 35 years ago, but since London hosted the inaugural NFL International Series game in 2007, fans have flocked to Wembley and Twickenham to watch regular-season games. British NFL supporters have…

Brady's forced fumble snuffs out New England's last gasp
Brady's forced fumble snuffs out New England's last gasp

MINNEAPOLIS – The stage was set for another dramatic Super Bowl comeback for Tom Brady and the New England Patriots. That’s when Brandon Graham delivered one of the few defensive highlights in the most prolific offensive game in NFL history, ripping the ball out of Brady’s hands for a fumble…

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Digital Iron Curtain shows US' Cold War mindset
Digital Iron Curtain shows US' Cold War mindset

US President Donald Trump will deliver his State of the Union address on Tuesday, which according to a media briefing by a senior official will harp on the now familiar refrain of what his administration is doing to build “a safe, strong, and proud America”. One of the things the…

Cut tariffs on imported cars cautiously
Cut tariffs on imported cars cautiously

CHINA LOWERED its tariffs on 187 kinds of imported commodities last year from 17.3 percent to 7.7 percent on average, said Liu He, vice-chairman of the National Development and Reform Commission, at the World Economic Forum last week. Beijing Youth Daily comments: It is noteworthy that Liu, who headed the…

DPP's game over holiday flights will fool no one
DPP's game over holiday flights will fool no one

The Taiwan aviation authority still refuses to give the green light to the 176 extra flights planned by China Eastern Airlines and Xiamen Air to facilitate travel from the mainland back to the island for Spring Festival. Safety concerns have been cited as the excuse because both airlines fly the…

Korda keeps it all in the family
Korda keeps it all in the family

Son of ’98 champ showing he could follow in dad’s footsteps MELBOURNE – If Sebastian Korda wasn’t already nervous enough playing at the Australian Open, one of his first impressions of Rod Laver Arena was seeing the giant sign in the Walk of Champions bearing the name of his father,…

Sanchez inches closer to joining United
Sanchez inches closer to joining United

LONDON – Alexis Sanchez arrived at Manchester United’s training ground ahead of his expected move from Arsenal on Sunday, as his swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan edged closer. Earlier, the Chile international posted a video on Instagram, apparently showing him walking across an airstrip towards a private jet following reports…