MADRID | Ronaldo arrives at Madrid court, expected to plead guilty

MADRID— Jan 22, 2019—Cristiano Ronaldo has arrived in court and is expected to plead guilty to tax fraud. The Juventus forward, who is facing charges stemming from his days at Real Madrid, arrived in a black van and was wearing a black sports coat and black pants. He walked up some stairs leading to the … Continue reading MADRID | Ronaldo arrives at Madrid court, expected to plead guilty

BEIJING | China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

BEIJING— Jan 22, 2019—China is demanding the U.S. drop a request that Canada extradite a top executive of the tech giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said Tuesday that Meng Wanzhou’s case was out of the ordinary and Canada’s extradition treaty with the U.S. infringed on the “safety and legitimate rights and interests of … Continue reading BEIJING | China demands US drop Huawei extradition request with Canada

TOKYO | Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

TOKYO—Jan 22, 2019—Toyota Motor Corp. and Panasonic Corp. say they are setting up a joint venture to research, manufacture and sell batteries for ecological autos, an increasingly lucrative sector amid concerns about global warming. The Japanese automaker and the Japanese electronics maker said in a joint statement Tuesday Toyota will take a 51 percent stake … Continue reading TOKYO | Toyota, Panasonic announce venture for green auto batteries

MOSCOW | American held in Russia for espionage to appear in court

MOSCOW — Jan 22, 2019—An American man who is being held in Moscow on suspicion of spying is due in court. Paul Whelan, a former U.S. Marine, was arrested in Moscow at the end of December. The arrest raised speculation that he could be swapped for one of the Russians held in the U.S., such … Continue reading MOSCOW | American held in Russia for espionage to appear in court

MOBILE, Ala. | QBs Lock, Grier, Jones among NFL prospects at Senior Bowl

MOBILE, Ala.—Jan 22, 2019—NFL scouts, coaches and prospects have gathered in Mobile, Alabama, for the Senior Bowl. The game for top senior NFL prospects and junior graduates will feature quarterbacks like Missouri’s Drew Lock, West Virginia’s Will Grier and Duke’s Daniel Jones. The North and South teams have weigh-in Tuesday morning, followed by media day … Continue reading MOBILE, Ala. | QBs Lock, Grier, Jones among NFL prospects at Senior Bowl

MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Collins extends roll into Australian Open semis

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 22, 2019—The Latest on Tuesday at the Australian Open (all times local): 6:45 p.m. Danielle Collins is into a Grand Slam semifinal for the first time after coming back to overpower Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova 2-6, 7-5, 6-1 at the Australian Open. The 25-year-old American had been 0-5 in Grand Slam matches before coming to … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | The Latest: Collins extends roll into Australian Open semis

COLUMBIA, S.C. | King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

COLUMBIA, S.C.—Jan. 22, 2019—As Americans commemorated Martin Luther King Jr., Democratic presidential hopefuls fanned out across the country to honor the civil rights leader and make themselves heard on the national stage. Sen. Kamala Harris, D-Calif., used the holiday to launch a presidential campaign that, if successful, would make her the first woman and the … Continue reading COLUMBIA, S.C. | King events draw potential Democratic presidential hopefuls

HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces ‘unacceptable’

HARARE, Zimbabwe —Jan 22, 2019—Zimbabwe’s president calls violence by security forces “unacceptable” and says it will be investigated after a week of economic crisis and crackdown in which activists said a dozen people were killed. President Emmerson Mnangagwa on Tuesday called for a “national dialogue” among political parties. He spoke upon returning home after skipping … Continue reading HARARE, Zimbabwe | Zimbabwe leader: Violence by security forces ‘unacceptable’