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Taiwan helps Pacific allies keep China’s Huawei out

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — Taiwan is planning to help its Pacific allies build up their telecom infrastructure in order to prevent China’s Huawei Technologies gaining a foothold in the region,...

Newcastle hoping for lifting of ban to allow Saudi sponsors

LONDON (AP) — Newcastle’s new Saudi ownership is hoping to start signing up sponsorships from the kingdom this month by getting a ban on such deals lifted by fellow Premier League clubs. ...

Saudi-owned Newcastle backtracks on clothing request to fans

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Newcastle has backtracked on its request for fans to stop wearing imitation Arab clothing to mark the purchase of the Premier League team by Saudi Arabia’s sovereign wealth f...

AP Source: EPL block on club sponsor deals linked to owners

English Premier League clubs moved on Monday to prevent Newcastle immediately striking lucrative sponsorship deals with companies linked to its new Saudi ownership. Clubs held an eme...

Hope, conflicted morality as Newcastle fans welcome Saudis

NEWCASTLE, England (AP) — Wearing a mock Arab headdress, Chris Greenslade, between swigs from a bottle of Newcastle Brown Ale, was proudly embracing his club’s new status as one of the richest in worl...

Milestone game for Newcastle manager could be a farewell

The welcome party for the new regime in control of Newcastle could double as a farewell for the club’s coach. Steve Bruce will take charge of his 1,000th match as a manager when Tott...

Column: Saudi control of Newcastle — victories over reality

LONDON (AP) — When the broker of Newcastle's buyout was asked when she last spoke to Saudi Arabia crown prince Mohammad Bin Salman about the English Premier League club, she was momentarily unsettled....

Premier League club Newcastle bought by Saudi sovereign fund

LONDON (AP) — Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund completed a buyout of Premier League club Newcastle on Thursday, giving hope to fans dreaming of a first title in almost a century but concerning hum...

Premier League club Newcastle sold to Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF

LONDON (AP) — Premier League club Newcastle sold to Saudi Arabia's sovereign wealth fund PIF.

Five countries to abandon Pacific forum over leadership vote

Five Pacific island nations will start withdrawing from the region's main political forum, according to a joint statement, in the fallout from a fractious leadership vote last week. The preside...

EPL denies Newcastle's claim Saudi-led takeover was rejected

LONDON (AP) — The English Premier League has contested Newcastle’s assertion that a Saudi-led takeover of the club had been rejected, saying on Thursday it could still proceed if further information o...

Newcastle accuses EPL of inappropriately rejecting Saudi bid

Newcastle has accused the Premier League's leadership of acting inappropriately in rejecting a takeover bid involving a Saudi Arabian sovereign wealth fund and said it would be considering “all releva...

EPL breaks silence on reasons for stalled Newcastle takeover

LONDON (AP) — The consortium which withdrew its bid to buy English club Newcastle declined an offer of independent arbitration into the long-running case after a request for additional information fro...

EPL's Saudi piracy concerns as Newcastle takeover assessed

The English Premier League has to decide whether to approve Saudi Arabia's takeover of Newcastle while concerned that piracy of its broadcasts from the kingdom poses a “significant risk” to the compet...

Amnesty complains to EPL about Saudi bid to buy Newcastle

Amnesty International has written to the English Premier League asking for a full examination of Saudi Arabia's human rights violations before it decides whether to approve the country's sovereign wea...