Brent Burns and Joe Pavelski scored in the first period, Martin Jones stopped 31 shots and the San Jose Sharks extended their mastery of Montreal at home by beating the Canadiens 2-1 on Friday in a matchup of division leaders. Jones won his third straight and San Jose improved to 8-0-2 against the Canadiens at […]
In a stunning move, Donald Trump broke with decades of diplomatic tradition on Friday to become the first U.S. president or president-elect to speak directly with a leader of Taiwan since diplomatic ties were cut in 1979. Trump’s 10-minute phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen threw into doubt the U.S. tack toward Asia, including […]
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SoftBank Group Corp. is close to tying up $100 billion for a technology fund that it announced with the government of Saudi Arabia, the company’s founder and Chief Executive Officer Masayoshi Son has said. “I am talking to a few investors and I think we are oversubscribed,” Son said at an event in New Delhi, […]
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China’s success at turning around relations with the Philippines under new President Rodrigo Duterte show the “conspiracies” of certain countries to stir up trouble in the South China Sea have been defeated, China’s foreign minister said on Saturday. In July, the Philippines won a case at the Permanent Court of Arbitration in The Hague challenging […]
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Opposition candidate Adama Barrow hailed a “new Gambia” Friday after he pulled off a stunning presidential election victory, putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Jammeh — who has been frequently accused over the years of suppressing his opponents — conceded defeat on television, accepting that Gambians had “decided that I should […]
Leaders of Chinese-ruled Hong Kong widened their legal fight against the city’s fledgling independence movement on Friday, targeting four more lawmakers over oaths taken at a Legislative Council swearing-in ceremony in October. Chief Executive Leung Chun-ying and Justice Secretary Rimsky Yuen began the action on Friday after lawmakers Baggio Leung and Yau Wai-ching lost a […]
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America’s closest partners are putting a brave face on Donald Trump’s surprise election win while reaching out to try to shape his worldview and to preserve traditional alliances. Allies were rattled by Trump’s nationalist campaign rhetoric and by the haphazard way he has approached his first round of calls with world leaders since becoming president-elect. […]
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President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, a highly unusual and probably unprecedented move since the U.S. broke diplomatic ties with the self-governing island in 1979 and shifted to diplomatic recognition of China under the “one-China” policy. Under that policy, the U.S. recognizes Beijing as representing China but retains unofficial ties with […]
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