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43 articles published


What is love? Beijing desires unconditional loyalty from Hong Kong

Asia Pacific Feb 28, 2021

What is love? Beijing desires unconditional loyalty from Hong Kong

Chinese officials have signaled that Beijing plans sweeping electoral changes for Hong Kong, possibly as soon as this week, when China's parliament, the National People's Congress, opens in Beijing. What is Beijing planning? Xia Baolong, director of China's Hong Kong and Macao Affairs Office, has said ...

Jamal Khashoggi: fallen critic of 'extremist' Saudi Arabia

World / Politics | FOCUS Feb 28, 2021

Jamal Khashoggi: fallen critic of 'extremist' Saudi Arabia

Jamal Khashoggi, whose gruesome 2018 murder was "approved" by Saudi Arabia's crown prince, according to a U.S. intelligence report, was a prominent journalist and critic of the ultraconservative kingdom's government. The 59-year-old Washington Post contributor went into self-imposed exile in the United States in 2017 ...

Mateus brace lifts Grampus over promoted Avispa

J. League Feb 28, 2021

Mateus brace lifts Grampus over promoted Avispa

Brazilian winger Mateus' brace got Nagoya Grampus off to a winning start in the new J. League campaign on Sunday, with a 2-1 away win over promoted Avispa Fukuoka. Mateus netted just four minutes into the game at Best Denki Stadium with a fine solo ...

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez crushes Avni Yildirim to retain titles

Boxing Feb 28, 2021

Saul 'Canelo' Alvarez crushes Avni Yildirim to retain titles

Saul "Canelo" Alvarez demolished Turkey's Avni Yildirim in three rounds to retain his WBC and WBA super middleweight titles by knockout on Saturday. Mexico's Alvarez dominated underdog Yildirim from the opening bell and sent the Turk crashing to the canvas with a crisp left-right combination ...

U.S. Soccer scraps policy banning kneeling during anthem

Soccer Feb 28, 2021

U.S. Soccer scraps policy banning kneeling during anthem

The United States Soccer Federation on Saturday voted to end a ban on players kneeling during the national anthem, something they have done to protest racial inequality and police brutality. More than 70% of the members of U.S. Soccer's ruling body voted to scrap the ...

Eddie Jones bites tongue over officiating after England loss to Wales

Rugby Feb 28, 2021

Eddie Jones bites tongue over officiating after England loss to Wales

England coach Eddie Jones tried to make his frustration clear while refusing to criticize referee Pascal Gauzere following the reigning Six Nations champions' 40-24 loss to host Wales on Saturday. Defeat in what Jones had labeled a "make-or-break" third-round fixture all but ended England's hopes ...

Iga Swiatek claims second career title with Adelaide crown

Tennis Feb 28, 2021

Iga Swiatek claims second career title with Adelaide crown

French Open champion Iga Swiatek breezed past second seed Belinda Bencic 6-2 6-2 in the Adelaide International final on Saturday to claim the second title of her career. The 19-year-old Pole shot out of relative obscurity last year when she became the youngest woman to ...

America's Cup on hold amid New Zealand's COVID-19 lockdown

More Sports Feb 28, 2021

America's Cup on hold amid New Zealand's COVID-19 lockdown

The America's Cup final between Team New Zealand and Italy's Luna Rossa on Auckland's Waitemata Harbor was pushed back on Sunday as a coronavirus outbreak plunged the city back into lockdown. The first four races in the best-of-13 showdown were scheduled for next weekend but ...