Category: International

After Narrow Escape From Home Fire, American Jones Eyes Gold

TOKYO—After losing most of her home and thousands of dollars worth of boxing equipment in a fire in May, U.S. welterweight Oshae Jones said her eyes were on the gold prize now she was assured of a medal at the Tokyo Games. “I had a vision of me standing on the podium and I practise […]

McKeon on for Record Haul, Dressel Goes for High Five

TOKYO—Australian Emma McKeon could bow out of Tokyo 2020 on Sunday as the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Olympics. No Australian has ever won that many in one Games and Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya, in 1952, is the only woman to have achieved seven in any other sport. McKeon goes […]

US Approves Potential Sale of $3.4 Billion Helicopters to Israel

WASHINGTON—The U.S. State Department said on Friday it has approved the potential sale of 18 CH-53K heavy-lift helicopters to Israel in a deal valued at up to $3.4 billion. The package would include engines, navigation systems, weaponry, support equipment, spares, and technical support. Lockheed Martin Corp and General Electric Co are the prime contractors on […]

Dressel, Ledecky Add Golds for Team USA

Katie Ledecky and Caeleb Dressel added gold medals to their hauls on Saturday at the Tokyo Olympics. Ledecky clocked in at 8 minutes, 12.57 seconds, winning the women’s 800-meter freestyle. Ledecky, 24, of Washington, finished 1.26 seconds ahead of rival Titmus Ariarne of Australia. Italy’s Simona Quadarella won bronze, edging Team USA’s Katie Grimes. Ledecky, […]

Ship Tied to Israeli Billionaire Attacked Off Oman, 2 Killed

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates—An attack on an oil tanker linked to an Israeli billionaire killed two crew members off Oman in the Arabian Sea, authorities said Friday, marking the first fatalities after years of assaults targeting shipping in the region. No one immediately claimed responsibility for the Thursday night raid on the Liberian-flagged tanker Mercer […]

Six UK thugs officially became murderers, being sentenced to a collective 81 years in prison

A group of men who killed 20-year-old Bradley Gledhill last year finally faced courtroom punishment — over eight decades behind bars.

Samoa’s New Leader Confirms Scrapping of China-Funded Port

SYDNEY—The new prime minister of Samoa has confirmed she will cancel a China-backed port project. She hasn’t closed the door to China as she navigates a path for the Pacific nation while a regional competition between Beijing and Washington intensifies. Fiame Naomi Mataafa indicated she would only approve investments that had clear benefits for her […]

America’s Aim in Indo-Pacific Should Be to Advance Economic Freedom

The Indo-Pacific has become an increasingly more dynamic and critical part of the world’s foreign-policy chess board. It’s home to at least five of the… Read More

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As Scrutiny Mounts, Crypto Exchange Binance to Wind Down Derivatives in Europe

LONDON—Major cryptocurrency exchange Binance said on Friday it would wind down its futures and derivatives business across Europe, the latest move by the platform to dial back its product range as pressure grows from regulators across the world. Binance users in Germany, Italy, and the Netherlands will be unable to open new futures or derivatives […]

Djokovic Loses to Zverev at Olympics, Ending Golden Slam Bid

TOKYO—With his Golden Slam bid over for at least another three years, Novak Djokovic rested his head on Alexander Zverev’s shoulder as his German opponent and friend consoled him. “I told him that he’s the greatest of all time,” Zverev said. “I know that he was chasing history.” Djokovic, the top-ranked Serb who had seemed […]