national interest

SYDNEY  | Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

SYDNEY  — Australia has decided to formally recognize west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, but won’t move its embassy until there’s a peace settlement between Israel and Palestinians, Prime Minister Scott Morrison announced Saturday. He said in a speech that Australia will recognize east Jerusalem as Palestine’s capital only after a settlement has been reached on … Continue reading SYDNEY  | Australia recognizes west Jerusalem as Israel’s capital

SAN FRANCISCO | US judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go ahead

SAN FRANCISCO — A lawsuit accusing the Trump administration of denying nearly all visa applicants from countries under President Donald Trump’s travel ban will move forward, a U.S. judge said Thursday. Judge James Donato heard arguments on the administration’s request that he dismiss the lawsuit. The case was “not going away at this stage,” he … Continue reading SAN FRANCISCO | US judge: Suit over Trump travel ban waivers will go ahead

LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

LONDON— A no-confidence vote in British Prime Minister Theresa May Wednesday threw U.K. politics deeper into crisis and Brexit further into doubt. May vowed to fight for the leadership of her party and the country “with everything I’ve got” after opponents who have been circling for weeks finally got the numbers they needed to spark … Continue reading LONDON | UK disarray: May to face no-confidence vote from her party

LONDON | The Latest: May defends besieged Brexit deal with EU

LONDON — The Latest on Britain’s departure from the European Union (all times local): 10:55 a.m. British opposition leader Jeremy Corbyn says Prime Minister Theresa May must withdraw her “half-baked” Brexit deal with the European Union or Parliament will reject it. Labour Party leader Corbyn says Parliament “cannot and will not accept a false choice … Continue reading LONDON | The Latest: May defends besieged Brexit deal with EU

LONDON | UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

LONDON— A former U.K. minister says others may step down from the government to protest Prime Minister Theresa May’s Brexit plan. Jo Johnson told BBC radio Saturday it is up to members of Parliament to take a stand. He said that if others decide to resign, “good on them.” Johnson, the younger brother of Boris … Continue reading LONDON | UK ex-minister says other officials may resign over Brexit

NFL television ratings see increase for most packages

After years of declines, NFL television ratings are showing modest gains. Three of the league’s television partners have shown increases after the first nine week of the season while one remains flat. That is welcome news after ratings decreased 9.7 percent last season and 8 percent in 2016. “I’m glad the league has turned the … Continue reading NFL television ratings see increase for most packages

CANBERRA, Australia | Australia to block Chinese $9 billion energy takeover bid

CANBERRA, Australia — The Australian government has warned it intends to block a Hong Kong and Chinese consortium’s 13 billion Australian dollar ($9 billion) takeover bid for an energy infrastructure company because it conflicts with Australia’s national interest. CK Consortium needs approval of Australia’s Foreign Investment Review Board to take over APA Group, which owns … Continue reading CANBERRA, Australia | Australia to block Chinese $9 billion energy takeover bid