MELBOURNE, Australia | Nadal breaks, beats Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final

MELBOURNE, Australia—Jan 24, 2019—Rafael Nadal needed all of 11 minutes in his Australian Open semifinal to show 20-year-old Stefanos Tsitsipas — and everyone else — that the kid’s upset of Roger Federer was not going to be replicated on this night. Not even close. Breaking Tsitispas in the match’s third game and then another five … Continue reading MELBOURNE, Australia | Nadal breaks, beats Tsitsipas for 5th Australian Open final

LONDON | The Latest: EU rejects time limit on Irish backstop

LONDON— The Latest on Britain’s talks to leave the European Union (all times local): 9:45 a.m. The European Union’s chief Brexit negotiator, Michel Barnier, is rejecting the possibility of putting a time limit on the “backstop” option for the Irish border, saying it would defeat the purpose. Barnier told Deutschlandfunk radio Thursday ahead of meetings … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: EU rejects time limit on Irish backstop

CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: China urges US to stay out of Venezuela crisis

CARACAS, Venezuela—Jan 24, 2019— The Latest on the political crisis in Venezuela (all times local): 6:45 a.m. Portugal’s foreign minister is calling for Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro to “understand that his time has come to an end,” after opposition leader Juan Guaido claimed the country’s presidency. Augusto Santos Silva told the Portuguese news agency LUSA, … Continue reading CARACAS, Venezuela | The Latest: China urges US to stay out of Venezuela crisis

DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: WTO head warns of ‘Dark Ages’ without free trade

DAVOS, Switzerland—Jan 24, 2019—The Latest on the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (all times local): 11:30 p.m. Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has warned of a growing divide between north and south in the European Union if Italy is seen as violating the budget rules that govern the euro currency. Speaking at the World … Continue reading DAVOS, Switzerland | The Latest: WTO head warns of ‘Dark Ages’ without free trade

TOKYO | Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints, star focused on game

TOKYO —Jan 24, 2019—Japanese tennis star Naomi Osaka says she hopes her sponsors will consult with her about how they portray her, but her focus is on her game as she heads into the final at the Australian Open. Osaka was asked about criticism over one of her main sponsors, Nissin Foods Holdings, after they … Continue reading TOKYO | Nissin drops Osaka ad after complaints, star focused on game

LONDON | Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

LONDON—Jan 24, 2019—The chief executive of Airbus has warned it could move its U.K. operations out of the country in the event there is a departure from the European Union without a deal. Tom Enders issued a sharply worded statement Thursday, flatly warning that Brexit is threatening to destroy a century of development in the … Continue reading LONDON | Airbus CEO warns it could move in event of no-deal Brexit

MINSK, Belarus | Ukrainian court finds ex-president guilty of treason

MINSK, Belarus—Jan 24, 2019—A court in the Ukrainian capital Kiev has found former President Viktor Yanukovych guilty of treason. Yanukovych fled Ukraine in 2014 as tensions in Kiev flared up following a deadly police crackdown on protesters calling for the president to follow through with an association agreement with the European Union. Yanukovych, who eventually … Continue reading MINSK, Belarus | Ukrainian court finds ex-president guilty of treason