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Russia cannot compete at 2022 World Cup under own flag: WADA

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:37am
Russia's national soccer team cannot play in the 2022 World Cup under the Russian flag because of doping sanctions that bar the country from major sporting events for four years, the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) said on Monday.

Russia says it tried everything to resolve its doping scandal

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:37am
Russian Sports Minister Pavel Kolobkov said on Monday that Moscow had done everything to try and resolve its doping scandal, after Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years.

WADA sanctions are inappropriate and excessive: Russian Olympic Committee

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:37am
The World Anti-Doping Agency's (WADA) sanctions against Russia are inappropriate and excessive, the president of Russia's Olympic Committee Stanislav Pozdnyakov said on Monday after WADA banned the country from all major sporting events for four years.

WADA president laments 'almost never-ending' Russian doping saga

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:34am
The head of the World Anti-Doping Agency lamented an "almost never-ending" saga on Monday after Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years for tampering with doping tests.

Factbox: Impact of Russia ban on Olympics medal hopefuls

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:32am
Russia was banned from the world's top sporting events for four years on Monday, including the next summer and winter Olympics and the 2022 soccer World Cup, for tampering with doping tests.

Trial begins in U.S. states' effort to block T-Mobile/Sprint deal

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:17am
Trial began Monday over an effort by U.S. state attorneys general, led by New York and California, to stop T-Mobile U.S. from buying Sprint Corp , in a case that highlights disagreements between federal antitrust enforcers, who are Republican, and Democrats in powerful states.

Activist Thunberg turns spotlight on indigenous struggle at climate summit

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 10:03am
Teen activist Greta Thunberg turned a spotlight on the struggles of the world's indigenous peoples against climate change on Monday, appearing at a U.N. summit alongside other young campaigners furious at the West's failure to tackle the crisis.

'Marriage Story' leads mostly white, male Golden Globe nods, De Niro snubbed

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:57am
Netflix divorce drama "Marriage Story" on Monday led a Golden Globes nominations list dominated by movie stories about white men and marked by snubs for actor Robert De Niro and television shows "Game of Thrones" and social justice drama "When They See Us."

Factbox: Key film nominees for the 2020 Golden Globe awards

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:57am
Nominations were announced on Monday for the 2020 Golden Globe awards for movies and television.

Factbox: Key television nominations for the 2020 Golden Globe awards

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:56am
Nominations were announced on Monday for the 2020 Golden Globe awards for movies and television.

Biden looks to rural Iowa to catch fast-rising Buttigieg

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:47am
As Joe Biden on Saturday finished an eight-day bus tour through the crucial early nominating state of Iowa, one realization loomed large: His biggest challenge to clinching the Democratic presidential nomination may be coming from Pete Buttigieg, a Midwest mayor less than half his age.

Factbox: Volcker quotes on U.S. banks, inflation, government

Mon, 12/09/2019 - 9:44am
Paul Volcker, the towering former Federal Reserve chairman who tamed U.S. inflation in the 1980s and decades later inspired tough Wall Street reforms in the wake of the global financial crisis, died on Monday at the age of 92.

House Democrats, USTR nearing deal to pass modified USMCA agreement: WSJ

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 10:56pm
House Democrats and U.S. Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer are nearing a deal to pass a revised version of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement, the Wall Street Journal reported late on Sunday, citing people familiar with the matter.

New Zealand volcano spews ash plume in eruption, several injured

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 10:54pm
A volcano erupted in New Zealand on Monday, spewing a plume of ash thousands of feet into the air, with Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern saying tourists were among several people unaccounted for as emergency services mounted a rescue operation.

Peaceful Hong Kong march marred by fire outside court, police say

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 10:07pm
Hong Kong protesters set fire outside court buildings, threw petrol bombs and spray-painted graffiti on government buildings, marring what was otherwise a "generally peaceful" march over the weekend, police said on Monday.

Asian shares buoyed by Wall St rally, but China worry caps gains

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 9:44pm
Asian stocks edged up on Monday, catching some of Wall Street's momentum after surprisingly strong U.S. jobs data although regional gains were capped by concerns about China's economic slowdown due to the prolonged Sino-U.S. trade war.

Japan upgrades third-quarter GDP as consumer, business strength absorbs hit from trade

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 9:08pm
Japan's economy expanded at a much faster pace than initially reported in the third quarter, as resilient domestic demand and business spending offset the hit to growth from falling exports and global trade tensions.

Democratic candidate Warren reveals details of past legal work, showing $2 million in compensation since 1980s

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 9:03pm
Democratic presidential candidate Elizabeth Warren released information on Sunday about her past legal work, showing nearly $2 million in compensation from dozens of clients over the decades, as a dispute intensified with her rival Pete Buttigieg over transparency.

FBI thinks Saudi shooter acted alone, Florida governor decries 'deep-seated' hatred

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 7:28pm
Investigators believe a Saudi Air Force lieutenant acted alone when he killed three people and wounded eight at a U.S. Navy base in Pensacola, Florida, before being fatally shot by a deputy sheriff, the FBI said on Sunday.

Brexit versus public services: Rival British leaders make final campaign push

Sun, 12/08/2019 - 6:21pm
Prime Minister Boris Johnson will travel to the heartlands of Brexit Britain in a final campaign blitz ahead of Thursday's election, as he seeks to secure the parliamentary majority he needs to take the country out of the European Union.