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Jair Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil

Business Oct 27, 2018

Jair Bolsonaro's anti-China rants have Beijing nervous about Brazil

The Chinese government is trying to make peace with Brazil's leading presidential candidate, Jair Bolsonaro, whose China-bashing threatens to chill a profitable trading relationship that has benefited both countries. Chinese diplomats based in Brasilia have met twice with top Bolsonaro advisers in recent weeks, according ...

Possible world's oldest woman turns 118 in Bolivia

World / Offbeat Oct 27, 2018

Possible world's oldest woman turns 118 in Bolivia

The oldest woman in Bolivia, and perhaps the world, turned 118 on Friday, remaining lucid and in good health, authorities in the South American country said. Julia Flores was born in 1900 in a Quechua family in the mining region of Potosi in the country's ...

USTR to hold hearing in December over trade talks with Japan

Business / Economy Oct 27, 2018

USTR to hold hearing in December over trade talks with Japan

The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative will hold a hearing on Dec. 10 regarding bilateral trade negotiations with Japan that Washington plans to launch in mid-January, according to the Federal Register. The event will take place after U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer suggested President ...

Editorials Oct 27, 2018

Shameful government padding

The government has demonstrated it didn't understand the point of its own law — to set an example for the private sector by hiring large numbers of people with disabilities.

All Blacks get best of Wallabies

Rugby Oct 27, 2018

All Blacks get best of Wallabies

by Andrew McKirdy

New Zealand completed a Bledisloe Cup clean sweep of Australia on Saturday with a 37-20 win at the venue where the 2019 Rugby World Cup final will be held. The world champion All Blacks, who had already clinched the series by the time they arrived ...

Bellmare capture Levain Cup

Soccer / J. League Oct 27, 2018

Bellmare capture Levain Cup

by Dan Orlowitz

A clear autumn sky above Saitama Stadium offers endless possibilities, and that was again true on Saturday afternoon as Shonan Bellmare upset Yokohama F. Marinos to capture the club's first-ever J. League YBC Levain Cup. The two sides share little besides residency in Kanagawa Prefecture: ...

Kevin Durant ignites Warriors in fourth quarter

Basketball / NBA Oct 27, 2018

Kevin Durant ignites Warriors in fourth quarter

Kevin Durant scored 25 of his 41 points in the fourth quarter as the Golden State Warriors manhandled the New York Knicks 128-100 Friday at Madison Square Garden. "I just tried to be aggressive and score," Durant said. "I thought our third quarter was pretty ...

Ex-NHL president John Ziegler dies at 84

More Sports / Ice Hockey Oct 27, 2018

Ex-NHL president John Ziegler dies at 84

John Ziegler Jr.'s tumultuous 15 years as NHL president began with the league ushering in the Wayne Gretzky era and ended with labor unrest and a players strike in 1992. The NHL on Friday confirmed Ziegler's death, although the cause was not immediately known. He ...