Australia asks for answers on dissident missing in China

Yang Hengjun, dissident and prominent blogger, was on trip to homeland and has not been seen since last week.

Even with Harden’s heroics, Rockets not necessarily a good bet vs. Knicks

It’s been drawing rave reviews. Popular NBA one-man show “An Evening with James Harden” hits New York on Wednesday when the Rockets visit the Knicks. Harden in the Garden! Just in the past week-and…

US Supreme Court Allows Enforcement of Transgender Military Ban

The US Supreme Court on Tuesday allowed the Pentagon to restrict military service for transgender individuals, however, litigation in the lower courts over the Trump administration’s policy has yet to be concluded.

Water—not culture and politics—is at the heart of modern Indian history

Nowhere has the search for water shaped human life as much as in India and China.

Nets’ recent hot streak finally boosting attendance at Barclays

The Nets still rank last in attendance across the NBA this season, but they have noticed a change at Barclays Center during their recent rise up the standings: fans are coming to see them, not thei…

Russian Firm's Lawyers Urge Mueller to Justify Indictment Over FARA Violation

WASHINGTON (Sputnik) - Lawyers for Russian-based Concord Management and Consulting called on US authorities to explain why they chose to indict their client for allegedly failing to register as a foreign agent but chose not to indict another firm accused of the same violation, a court document said.

Scaramucci says Trump is unlikely to drain swamp because swamp ‘may not have a drain’

Anthony Scaramucci, the former White House communications director, said during an episode of CBS’ “Big Brother” that President Trump is unlikely to drain the swamp in Washington because "the swamp may not have a drain."

Huawei Chairman Says Company Could Leave Countries Where It Is Not ‘Welcomed’

Speaking at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Huawei chairman Liang Hua said his firm might transfer technology to countries “where we are welcomed.”

Drunk Russian man detained after failed attempt to hijack plane

MOSCOW - A drunk Russian man who unsuccessfully tried to hijack an Aeroflot passenger flight was detained by police on Tuesday after the plane made an emergency landing in Siberia, Russian investigators said. The passenger, who claimed he was armed, tried to break into the cockpit during the flight from the Siberian city of Surgut to Moscow and dem

Possible Giants pick came up in the shadow of Mannings

MOBILE, Ala. — He is not a Manning, but in many ways Daniel Jones exists in the shadow of the famous quarterback family. While at Duke, Jones was coached by David Cutcliffe, who for years filled th…

Ex-U.S. marine jailed in Russia for spying was misled: lawyer

MOSCOW - The lawyer for a former US marine accused of spying by Russia said on Tuesday that his client had been misled before his arrest and believed that a thumb drive handed to him in a hotel room had contained holiday snaps rather than secret information. Russia's Federal Security Service detained Paul Whelan, who holds US, British, Canadian and

Cristiano Ronaldo avoids jail but hit by $5.5m fine for tax fraud in Spain

Juventus star Cristiano Ronaldo avoided jail on Tuesday but was ordered by a Spanish court to pay 3.57 million euros (S$5.5 million) for committing tax fraud when at Real Madrid, part of a broader 18.8-million-euro payout. Sporting sunglasses and a smile, accompanied by his girlfriend Georgina Rodriguez, Ronaldo arrived at the court in northeastern