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Tesla, Twitter shares drop as Elon Musk's legal issues grow

DETROIT (AP) — Shares of Tesla and Twitter have tumbled this week as investors deal with the fallout and potential legal issues surrounding Tesla CEO Elon Musk and his $44 billion bid to buy the socia...

US to reopen Solomon Islands embassy in bid to limit Chinese regional influence

TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday (Feb. 12) announced the Biden administration’s plans to reopen an embassy in the Solomon Islands as part of its pl...

Conflicting events for golf at Pebble Beach and Saudi Arabia

PGA TOUR AT&T PEBBLE BEACH PRO-AM Site: Pebble Beach, California. Courses: Pebble Beach GL (Yardage: 6,972; Par: 72); Spyglass Hill GC (Yardag...

Unlike other sports stars, Andy Murray won't play in Saudi

The lucrative offers tempting leading boxers, golfers and footballers to compete in Saudi Arabia are not enough for Andy Murray to put money over morality. When Murray has received a...

Newcastle can now sign Saudi sponsors with EPL approval

LONDON (AP) — Newcastle’s Saudi ownership can start signing up sponsors from the kingdom after new English Premier League rules were introduced to end the brief ban on clubs bringing in such deals to ...

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...