Philippine protesters ask Duterte to stay away from TrumpMANILA, Philippines (AP) ? Left-wing and Muslim activists have urged Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte in a noisy protest to keep his promise of charting a foreign policy independent of America by staying away from Donald Trump when he becomes president.
Defending champ Kerber advances to 4th round vs Vandeweghe
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? Angelique Kerber had a straight-sets win for the first time in her first Australian Open title defense, starting her 6-0, 6-4 third-round victory with an eight-game streak against Kristyna Pliskova on Friday.
Oakland Raiders file application for move to Las Vegas
The Oakland Raiders officially filed paperwork with the NFL on Thursday to relocate the team to Las Vegas, the league announced, potentially bringing the US gambling capital its second major sports franchise. Raiders owner Mark Davis has been in talks with Las Vegas officials about construction of a new stadium that would serve as the team's new home. Last week, he updated NFL team owners on the status of those talks.
Timing of Mexico drug lord's extradition seen as political
MEXICO CITY (AP) ? Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman's abrupt exit to face charges in the U.S. marks the end of an era in which he was Mexico's most notorious drug cartel boss and, for some, the stuff of folk legend.
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Japan PM pledges 'unchanging' allegiance to US under Trump
Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe said Friday that he plans to visit the U.S. as soon as possible to meet with incoming U.S. President Donald Trump. Speaking on the eve of Trump's inauguration, he called ...
A-listers join anti-Trump protest in hometown New York
A-list celebrities joined several thousand protesters on the streets of New York on Thursday night to demonstrate against Donald Trump on the eve of the incoming Republican president's inauguration. Hollywood actors Robert de Niro and Alec Baldwin, Oscar-winning director Michael Moore and singer Cher were among those who joined the noisy gathering close to the Trump International Hotel on Central Park South. "Fight Trump every day" and "justice and civil rights for all," read placards at the rally in the president-elect's hometown, where a majority of people voted for his Democratic rival Hillary Clinton in last year's election.
How to watch inauguration events, with or without TV
NEW YORK (AP) ? The lack of a TV set shouldn't prevent you from following Friday's presidential inauguration ceremony, the pomp and circumstance surrounding it, and the many protests and marches planned around the country.
China GDP beats expectations but debt risks loom
China's economy grew a faster-than-expected 6.8 percent in the fourth quarter, boosted by higher government spending and record bank lending, giving it a solid tailwind heading into what is expected to be a turbulent 2017. "We do not expect this (Q4 GDP) rebound to extend far into 2017, when a slowdown in the property market and steps to address supply shortages in the commodity sector ought to drag again on demand and output," said Tom Rafferty, regional China manager for the Economist Intelligence Unit. The economy expanded 6.7 percent in 2016, the National Bureau of Statistics said on Friday, roughly in the middle of the government's 6.5-7 percent growth target but still the slowest pace in 26 years.