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U.S. 'concerned' China is seeking to sway Taiwan polls

Asia Pacific / Politics Nov 23, 2019

U.S. 'concerned' China is seeking to sway Taiwan polls

The de facto U.S. ambassador to Taiwan on Friday expressed concern that Beijing is attempting to influence the island's coming elections, days after China sent its first domestically built aircraft carrier through the Taiwan Strait. Beijing confirmed earlier in the week that the carrier had ...

Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

More Sports / Judo Nov 23, 2019

Takanori Nagase claims fourth Osaka Grand Slam title

Takanori Nagase captured his fourth championship at the Osaka Grand Slam on Saturday, winning the men's 81-kg division. Nagase, who was the bronze medalist at the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympics, defeated countryman and 2018 world silver medalist Sotaro Fujiwara in the final to win ...

Hakuho seals 43rd career title at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Sumo / Basho Reports Nov 23, 2019

Hakuho seals 43rd career title at Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament

Yokozuna Hakuho won a record-extending 43rd championship and his first as a naturalized Japanese citizen on Saturday, taking out the Kyushu Grand Sumo Tournament with a day to spare. The 34-year-old from Mongolia, who acquired Japanese citizenship in September and withdrew from that month's tourney ...

Mike Lorenzo-Vera extends lead in Dubai

More Sports / Golf Nov 23, 2019

Mike Lorenzo-Vera extends lead in Dubai

Mike Lorenzo-Vera fired a second-round 69 to widen his lead to three strokes at the halfway stage of the DP World Tour Championship on Friday. But he was left lamenting a triple-putt bogey on the final hole that denied him the chance to rewrite the ...