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China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war

Business May 25, 2019

China accuses U.S. officials of misleading public on trade war

China on Friday accused U.S. officials of lying to the public about their trade war, as rising tensions between the world's two largest economies kept financial markets in a state of unease. Talks to end the trade dispute collapsed earlier this month, with the two ...

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: The EU's worst nightmare?

World / Politics May 25, 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson: The EU's worst nightmare?

For European leaders watching Theresa May's political death throes, a sense of inevitability has been replaced by one of fear. Rather than break the deadlock over Brexit, the departure of the British prime minister raises the prospect of what they've long considered their worst nightmare: ...

The atomic beauty of the new kilogram

Commentary / World May 25, 2019

The atomic beauty of the new kilogram

by Faye Flam

Last week the kilogram got a new definition — one that rests on a quantity of light. The old kilogram was defined by a platinum cylinder kept in a vault in Paris, and at first glance, that system might seem more intuitive, but it ...

Asanoyama captures first title

Sumo / Basho Reports May 25, 2019

Asanoyama captures first title

Rank-and-filer Asanoyama clinched his maiden championship on Saturday by beating ozeki Goeido with one day remaining at the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament. In addition to the Emperor's Cup, the No. 8 maegashira Asanoyama will receive a trophy from U.S. President Donald Trump, who will attend ...

Tigers put end to nine-game skid

Baseball / MLB May 25, 2019

Tigers put end to nine-game skid

Winless for almost two weeks, the Detroit Tigers finally busted loose for nine runs and needed every last one of them. JaCoby Jones homered and had a career-high four RBIs, including a go-ahead double in the seventh inning, and Miguel Cabrera also connected as the ...

Rebels crush Sunwolves

Rugby May 25, 2019

Rebels crush Sunwolves

An earthquake jolted the stands at Prince Chichibu Memorial Rugby Ground on Saturday, but it was the Melbourne Rebels who did the moving and shaking on the field in a 52-7 win over the Sunwolves, who dropped to 2-11 on the season. The visitors showed ...

Clay a big challenge for Naomi Osaka

Tennis May 25, 2019

Clay a big challenge for Naomi Osaka

by Joel Tansey

It's been 10 months since a woman other than Naomi Osaka hoisted a Grand Slam singles trophy, but if the star is to make it three majors in a row she's going to have to do something she hasn't done at any level as ...

Warriors' Kevin Durant unlikely for Game 1

Basketball / NBA May 25, 2019

Warriors' Kevin Durant unlikely for Game 1

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant is unlikely to play in Game 1 of the NBA Finals on Thursday against either the Toronto Raptors or Milwaukee Bucks. Durant has missed the past five games with a right calf injury and he told reporters on Friday ...