China sanctions US defence contractors Raytheon, Boeing CEOs over arms sale to Taiwan

The US announced a $1.09 billion arms sale to Taiwan last week, including $355 million for Boeing's Harpoon missiles and $85 million for Raytheon's Sidewinder missiles.

published on : 17th September 2022

Iga Swiatek beats Ons Jabeur for 1st US Open title, 3rd Slam

Swiatek, like Jabeur, travels with a sports psychologist, and it took some fortitude to finish this one off.

published on : 11th September 2022

Carlos Alcaraz defeats Frances Tiafoe to advance to US Open final matchup against Casper Ruud

Frances Tiafoe got a thumbs-up and a shout from Michelle Obama during the first set of his U.S. Open semifinal match against Carlos Alcaraz.

published on : 10th September 2022

Antony Blinken, in Kyiv, unveils USD 2 billion in US military aid for Europe

The financing comes on top of a $675 million package of heavy weaponry, ammunition and armored vehicles for Ukraine alone.

published on : 8th September 2022

Italy’s fractured left taps young feminist to lift campaign  

As vice president of Emilia Romagna in charge of equality and environmental programs since 2020, Schlein has championed the rights of women, youth, migrants and the LGBTQ community.

published on : 7th September 2022

2016 champion Kerber out of US Open; says she’s pregnant

Play in the main draw of the U.S. Open begins Monday.

published on : 24th August 2022

Djokovic will not play in US Open, indicates his official website

The nine-time Australian Open champion was unable to play in Melbourne and could also be missing the US Open, although he recently said he had his "fingers crossed" for the U.S. Open.

published on : 23rd August 2022

US Air Force targeted in ‘propaganda attack’ in Kuwait

The statement suggests the U.S. believes that Al-Waretheen is likely an Iranian group, though it described itself as Iraqi.

published on : 21st August 2022

Venus Williams back in US Open after being given wild card

Venus Williams won back-to-back U.S. Opens in 2000 and 2001, and this year marks 25 years since she reached the 1997 final in Flushing Meadows as a 17-year-old in her first full season on tour.

published on : 18th August 2022

Russian prosecutors seek 9.5 years in jail for Brittney Griner

It’s not clear when the verdict will be announced. If she does not go free, attention will turn to the high-stakes possibility of a prisoner swap.

published on : 4th August 2022

Mexico captures infamous drug lord Rafael Caro Quintero, could be signal to US

While the US' motivation to find Caro Quintero was never in doubt there was less certainty about the commitment of the Mexican President, who had made clear his disinterest in pursuing drug lords.

published on : 16th July 2022

Palestinians bury dead after bloodiest Gaza day since 2014

The U.N. Security Council planned to meet Tuesday to discuss the violence, though it was not clear what might come out of the session.

published on : 15th May 2018

U.S. steel tariffs hit European firms, but impact mixed

New U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminium imports took a toll on European Union steelmakers' shares on Friday.

published on : 9th March 2018

Explainer: How tariffs, trade war fears roil U.S. financial markets

Trump has stood by the tariffs, despite resistance from his fellow Republicans and other countries, which have vowed to respond with levies of their own.

published on : 9th March 2018

US President Donald Trump faces pushback on tariffs but says he will not back down

Inside the White House, there still appeared to be confusion about the timing and extent of the planned tariffs, which would hit allies like Canada and Mexico hard.

published on : 6th March 2018

White House condemns Pakistan's release of militant suspect Hafiz Saeed

Saeed is allegedly the founder of a banned group linked to the 2008 Mumbai, India, attack that killed 168 people.

published on : 25th November 2017

Donald Trump's $250 billion China 'miracle' adds gloss to off-kilter trade

President Donald Trump can return to the United States claiming to have snagged over $250 billion in deals from his maiden trip to Beijing.

published on : 9th November 2017

US Olympic Committee CEO to IOC on Russian doping: Time for action is now

The leader of the U.S. Olympic Committee called on his international counterparts to act immediately on allegations of Russian doping.

published on : 13th October 2017

US Open: Sloane Stephens tops Madison Keys in final for first Grand Slam title

After being off tour for 11 months, Stephens easily beat Madison Keys 6-3, 6-0 in the first Grand Slam final for both.

published on : 10th September 2017

US Open: Nadal Vs. del Potro, Carreno Busta Vs. Anderson in semis

If Rafael Nadal and Roger Federer had managed to meet in the U.S. Open semifinals, it would have felt as if the trophy were at stake right then and there.

published on : 8th September 2017
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