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Major Chinese banks suspend North Korean transactions

Asia Pacific Sep 11, 2017

Major Chinese banks suspend North Korean transactions

Chinese state banks have started suspending transactions through accounts held by North Koreans, making it almost impossible to do business between the two countries, sources familiar with the situation have said. Kyodo News has confirmed that branch offices of at least three major state banks ...

Harumafuji cruises as ozeki post mixed results

Sumo / Basho Reports Sep 11, 2017

Harumafuji cruises as ozeki post mixed results

Harumafuji, the lone yokozuna competing at the Autumn Grand Sumo Tournament, won for the second day in a row Monday, but the fates of the three ozeki were mixed, Goeido being the only one able to claim victory. Terunofuji, who along with Goeido is a ...

Surging Indians extend streak to 18

Baseball / MLB Sep 11, 2017

Surging Indians extend streak to 18

Francisco Lindor broke two bats, borrowed one from a teammate, and hit a home run. It's been like that for the Cleveland Indians of late. The Indians stretched their franchise-record winning streak to 18 games, beating the Baltimore Orioles 3-2 Sunday night behind homers from Lindor ...

Kamiji wins U.S. Open women's wheelchair singles title

More Sports / Tennis Sep 11, 2017

Kamiji wins U.S. Open women's wheelchair singles title

World No. 1 Yui Kamiji earned her third Grand Slam title of the season by winning the women's singles final at the U.S. Open wheelchair championships on Sunday. The top-seeded Japanese beat the second-seeded Diede de Groot of the Netherlands 7-5, 6-2 in the 1-hour, ...

Usami scores in debut for Dusseldorf

Soccer Sep 11, 2017

Usami scores in debut for Dusseldorf

Striker Takashi Usami scored on his debut for Fortuna Dusseldorf in a 3-2 win over Atsuto Uchida's Union Berlin in the German second division on Sunday. Usami, who joined Dusseldorf on a one-year loan deal from first-division Augsburg last month, came off the bench in ...

Nadal sweeps by Anderson in final

More Sports / Tennis Sep 11, 2017

Nadal sweeps by Anderson in final

Rafael Nadal against Kevin Anderson in the U.S. Open final shaped up as quite a mismatch — and that's exactly what it was. With his game at a high level at the end of an unusually easy path through a Grand Slam field, Nadal overwhelmed ...