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Trump boasts North Korea standoff 'largely solved'

Asia Pacific / Politics Jun 16, 2018

Trump boasts North Korea standoff 'largely solved'

U.S. President Donald Trump said Friday that he and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un have "great chemistry" and claimed the standoff with the nuclear-armed nation is "largely solved." Trump, speaking to reporters outside the White House, said he had given his "very direct" telephone ...

Trump to Abe: 'I can send you 25 million Mexicans'

National / Politics Jun 16, 2018

Trump to Abe: 'I can send you 25 million Mexicans'

U.S. President Donald Trump threatened Prime Minister Shinzo Abe with an offer to ship 25 million Mexicans to Japan, one of a series of bizarre statements that jarred his fellow leaders at last week's acrimonious Group of Seven summit, a report said Friday. The G7 ...

Italy holds off Brave Blossoms

Rugby Jun 16, 2018

Italy holds off Brave Blossoms

by Andrew McKirdy

Japan fell just short of a second straight win over Italy despite a furious second-half fightback on Saturday in a 25-22 defeat to the Azzurri in the first rugby test match ever to be played in Kobe. Italy began the match looking for revenge after ...

Iran defeats Morocco on own goal in stoppage time

Soccer / World Cup Jun 16, 2018

Iran defeats Morocco on own goal in stoppage time

A heartbreaking stoppage-time own goal from substitute Aziz Bouhaddouz gave Iran a dramatic 1-0 win over Morocco in their World Cup Group B opener on Friday, a result the Iranians celebrated with unbridled delight. In a group where Spain and Portugal are strong favorites to ...

Dustin Johnson takes four-shot lead at U.S. Open

More Sports / Golf Jun 16, 2018

Dustin Johnson takes four-shot lead at U.S. Open

Shinnecock Hills is no longer the only challenge at this U.S. Open. On a course that can cause problems in any weather, where triple bogeys or worse have been recorded on all but six holes, perhaps the most daunting prospect going into the weekend is ...

Ronaldo scores hat trick as Portugal draws with Spain

Soccer / World Cup Jun 16, 2018

Ronaldo scores hat trick as Portugal draws with Spain

Cristiano Ronaldo rubbed his chin after scoring minutes into Portugal's opener against Spain, implying he is the Greatest of All Time. Then he scored two more goals, including a perfectly placed 88th-minute free kick that gave his team a 3-3 draw Friday. Spain, the 2010 ...