MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: US Open champ Osaka into Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 24, 2019—The Latest at the Australian Open on Thursday (all times local): 6: 07 p.m. U.S. Open champion Naomi Osaka has reached back-to-back major finals with a 6-2, 4-6, 6-4 victory over Karolina Pliskova in the Australian Open semifinals. The 21-year-old Osaka will play another Czech, two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, for the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: US Open champ Osaka into Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia | Osaka beats Pliskova; faces Kvitova in Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia —Jan 24, 2019— Naomi Osaka never made it past the fourth round at any of the first 10 Grand Slam tournaments of her career. Now, still just 21, she’s suddenly on the verge of a second consecutive major championship. And the No. 1 ranking, too. Osaka moved one victory away from adding the … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Osaka beats Pliskova; faces Kvitova in Australian Open final

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Amnesty criticizes Iran’s mass arrests as US frees reporter

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates — January 24, 2019—Amnesty International says Iran arrested more than 7,000 people last year in a “shameless campaign of repression.” The new report published on Thursday comes as the U.S. has released an American anchorwoman for Iranian state television after she was detained on a material witness warrant in Washington. Iranian … Continue reading DUBAI, United Arab Emirates | Amnesty criticizes Iran’s mass arrests as US frees reporter

BEIJING | Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

BEIJING  —January 24, 2019— Chinese tech giant Huawei announced plans Wednesday to release a next-generation smartphone based on its own technology instead of U.S. components, stepping up efforts to compete with Western industry leaders in the face of Washington’s warnings the company might be a security risk. Huawei Technologies Ltd., the biggest global supplier of … Continue reading BEIJING | Huawei announces 5G smartphone based on own technology

WASHINGTON | Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

WASHINGTON — January 24, 2019—President Donald Trump said he is postponing his State of the Union address until the partial government shutdown ends, yielding after a week-long showdown with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Following a high-stakes game of dare and double-dare, Trump conceded Wednesday night that “no venue that can compete with the history, tradition … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Ending showdown with Pelosi, Trump postpones State of Union

U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Martha MacCallum of Fox News

WASHINGTON – Jan. 24, 2019 – The U.S. Department of State released the following transcript of Marth MacCallum of Fox News interviewing Secretary Pompeo: QUESTION: You said new winds are blowing in the world and they’re positive.  You pointed to the Brexit example and also to President Trump.  Nations matter, borders matter.  One headline said, … Continue reading U.S. Department of State News: Secretary Pompeo Interview With Martha MacCallum of Fox News

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany | Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany —January 24, 2019—Scientists prepared Thursday to embark on an unprecedented, years-long mission to explore the Indian Ocean and document changes taking place beneath the waves that could affect billions of people in the surrounding region over the coming decades. The ambitious expedition will delve into one of the last major unexplored frontiers on … Continue reading BREMEVERHAVEN, Germany | Uncharted waters: Scientists to explore Indian Ocean depths

WASHINGTON | Trump’s shutdown gift to Pelosi: a unified Democratic caucus

WASHINGTON —January 24, 2019—President Donald Trump has done something remarkable in the government shutdown: He’s unified the diverse new House Democratic majority firmly behind Speaker Nancy Pelosi. It’s not even about the wall at this point. Democrats are sticking together with an unusual amount of unity as a way to strengthen Pelosi’s hand and set … Continue reading WASHINGTON | Trump’s shutdown gift to Pelosi: a unified Democratic caucus