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Sanctions on Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska will create global ripples

World Apr 7, 2018

Sanctions on Russian tycoon Oleg Deripaska will create global ripples

The U.S. government's decision to include Russian magnate Oleg Deripaska on its sanctions blacklist on Friday will reverberate around the world because his business empire has a global footprint and counts major multinationals as partners. Washington imposed sanctions on seven Russian oligarchs, 12 companies they ...

Editorials Apr 7, 2018

Train more commercial pilots

Sharp increases in air transportation have led to an acute shortage of pilots in Japan and other countries. The problem needs to be addressed before it grows any more serious.

Waratahs pounce on winless Sunwolves in try-fest

Rugby Apr 7, 2018

Waratahs pounce on winless Sunwolves in try-fest

New South Wales Waratahs defeated the Sunwolves 50-29 in a try-fest on Saturday as the home team fell well short in its latest bid for a first Super Rugby win this season. On a chilly afternoon, the Sunwolves (0-6) were let down by errors all ...

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

More Sports / Tennis Apr 7, 2018

Rafael Nadal prevails in return

Spain's Rafael Nadal returned to action with a 6-2, 6-2, 6-3 Davis Cup win over Germany's Philipp Kohlschreiber on Friday to set a record for the longest winning streak in the competition's history. World No. 1 Nadal had not played since he retired from his ...

Patrick Reed moves into lead at Masters

More Sports / Golf Apr 7, 2018

Patrick Reed moves into lead at Masters

Patrick Reed is leading a major championship for the first time, and his confidence is so high that he can only see what's ahead of him. Maybe that's just as well at this Masters. Reed started and finished the front nine with three straight birdies. He ...

Lakers unveil statue of Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor

Basketball / NBA Apr 7, 2018

Lakers unveil statue of Hall of Famer Elgin Baylor

The Lakers unveiled a statue of Elgin Baylor before Friday night's home game against the Minnesota Timberwolves. Baylor's statue became the sixth that decorates the front of Staples Center, joining Shaquille O'Neal, Kareem Abdul-Jabbar, Magic Johnson, Jerry West and announcer Chick Hearn. "I certainly appreciate all ...