Australia Halts Hong Kong Extradition Agreement and Extends Visas

HONG KONG — Australia will suspend its extradition agreement with Hong Kong because of the new national security law imposed by China and extend temporary visas for Hong Kongers in the country, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said on Thursday. The announcement, which came on the heels of Canada’s suspension of its extradition treaty with Hong […]

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NHLPA executive board approves proposed new labor deal with NHL

The executive board of the NHL Players’ Assn. on Wednesday approved a proposed new collective bargaining agreement with the NHL and referred the tentative agreement to its full membership for a vote, with approval expected to be announced Friday. The deal, which would extend labor peace through the 2025-26 season and allow players to represent […]

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Judge Puts Cloud Over Settlement of Roundup Cancer Claims

An agreement to pay more than $10 billion to settle thousands of claims that the popular weedkiller Roundup causes cancer is at risk of unraveling. Although the bulk of the complex deal between Roundup’s manufacturer, the German conglomerate Bayer, and a raft of plaintiff lawyers does not require court approval, one crucial piece does: a […]

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NHL, NHLPA reach tentative agreement on return-to-play plan and CBA extension

The NHL and NHL Players’ Assn. on Monday announced they had reached a tentative agreement on a detailed Return to Play plan that would relaunch the season on Aug. 1, and at the same time said they have a Memorandum Of Understanding to extend their existing collective bargaining agreement by four years, through the 2025-26 […]

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NHL says 23 players tested positive for COVID-19 since start of small-group workouts

The NHL, which over the weekend reached a tentative agreement with the NHL Players’ Assn. on protocols for training camp and resuming the season, said Monday 23 players have tested positive for COVID-19 since players were allowed to participate in voluntary, small-group workouts at teams’ training facilities. Those workouts are part of Phase 2 of […]

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American Airlines, four other US carriers to receive billions more federal aid

American Airlines and four smaller carriers have reached agreement with the government for billions more in federal loans, a sign of the industry’s desperate fight to survive a downturn in air travel caused by the virus pandemic. The Treasury Department said Thursday that it had signed letters of intent for new loans to American, Spirit […]

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New North American trade deal launches under growing threat of disputes

2/2 © Reuters. FILE PHOTO: U.S.-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) signing in Mexico City 2/2 By David Lawder, Dave Graham (NYSE:) and David Ljunggren WASHINGTON/MEXICO CITY/OTTAWA (Reuters) – The revamped trade pact between the United States, Canada and Mexico taking effect on Wednesday was meant to create a kind of fortress North America, boosting the region’s competitiveness […]

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UNC fined $1.5M for inadequate campus crime reporting

The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has reached a $1.5 million settlement agreement with the U.S. Department of Education over its failure to fully report information about crimes that occurred on campus By BRYAN ANDERSON Associated Press/Report for America June 30, 2020, 8:59 PM 2 min read 2 min read Raleigh, N.C. — […]

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Former Panthers quarterback Cam Newton agrees to deal with Patriots

The New England Patriots have reached an agreement with free-agent quarterback Cam Newton, bringing in the 2015 NFL Most Valuable Player to help the team move on from three-time MVP Tom Brady, a person with knowledge of the deal told The Associated Press. The one-year deal is worth up to $7.5 million with incentives, the […]

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Cam Newton reaches deal with the New England Patriots | SportsCenter

Adam Schefter joins SportsCenter to discuss former NFL MVP Cam Newton reaching an agreement with the New England Patriots on a one-year deal. #NFL #Patriots #ESPN ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on YouTube: http://es.pn/SUBSCRIBEtoYOUTUBE ✔️ Subscribe to NBA on ESPN on YouTube: http://bit.ly/SUBSCRIBEtoNBAonESPN ✔️ Watch ESPN on […]

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60 games in 66 days: How MLB’s shortened 2020 schedule is coming together

Now that an agreement is in place, MLB has to hustle to create a 60-game schedule. | Scott Olson/Getty Images “The struggle, the challenge was just not knowing,” said MLB vice president Chris Marinak, who oversees the league’s schedulemaking process. You think you were the only one trying to keep your sanity awaiting Major League […]

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NBA and players’ union agree on social justice plan

A meeting Tuesday between leaders of the NBA and the players’ union closed with an in-principle agreement that “the goal of the season restart in Orlando will be to take collective action to combat systemic racism and promote social justice,” both sides announced in a joint news release. The meeting was attended by NBA Commissioner […]

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How MLB’s rule changes will impact the 2020 season | Get Up

Buster Olney joins Mike Greenberg on Get Up and weighs in on the MLB and the MLBPA reaching an agreement to hold a 60-game regular season and discusses which rule changes will have the biggest impact on the season. #GetUp #MLB ✔️Subscribe to ESPN+ https://plus.espn.com/ ✔️ Get the ESPN App: http://www.espn.com/espn/apps/espn ✔️Subscribe to ESPN on […]

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IMF, Sudan reach agreement on macroeconomic policies structural reforms

CAIRO (Reuters) – International Monetary Fund (IMF) staff and Sudan have reached agreement on macroeconomic policies structural reforms that would underpin a 12-month staff-monitored program, the fund said in a statement on Tuesday. Sudan said earlier in June that it began talks with the IMF on a non-funded programme that could pave the way for […]

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MLB clubs vote to start 2020 season after players reject latest offer

Unable to forge an agreement between owners and players on compensation, Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred exercised his authority Monday to impose a pandemic-shortened regular season — expected to be 60 games — without fans in stadiums. Manfred’s mandate was issued after nearly three months of contentious negotiations spurred by the owners’ demands for […]

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Minnesota ends special session without deal on policing

A special session of the Minnesota Legislature ended Saturday without agreement on remaking policing in the state where George Floyd was killed. The Democratic-controlled House early Friday passed an extensive package of police accountability measures wrapped into one bill. It included elements of five more modest policing bills that the Republican-controlled Senate passed earlier in […]

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MLB owners will likely reject players’ offer of a 70-game season

MLB players and owners remain unable to reach an agreement to play this year. | Scott Olson/Getty Images The sides are 10 games and $275 million apart. The baseball stalemate continues to drag on. The MLB owners proposed a 60-game schedule for this year. The players countered with 70 games. The gap appears to be […]

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France sees possible EU recovery fund deal in July: official

PARIS (Reuters) – France hopes to reach an agreement with the 26 other members of the European Union on a proposed 750 billion euro recovery fund in July, a presidential adviser said on Wednesday ahead of a video conference between EU leaders on Friday. The EU has proposed a 750 billion euro aid package to […]

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Angels sign fifth-round pick Adam Seminaris, a left-hander from Long Beach State

The Angels reached an agreement with pitcher Adam Seminaris, a left-hander from Long Beach State they took in the fifth round of last week’s draft, to a contract of $140,000, said a person familiar with negotiations who was not authorized to comment publicly. The assigned value for the 141st pick, with which they drafted Seminaris, […]

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Lawmakers Push for U.S. Chip Investments to Counter China

WASHINGTON — China’s technological ambitions are eliciting rare bipartisan agreement in Washington, with lawmakers considering investing tens of billions of dollars in America’s semiconductor industry over the next five to 10 years to help the United States retain an edge over Beijing. A bipartisan measure introduced this week is one of several proposals that would […]

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Vietnam ratifies free trade deal with EU

HANOI (Reuters) – Vietnam ratified a free trade agreement with the European Union on Monday that will cut or eliminate 99% of tariffs on goods traded between the Southeast Asian country and the bloc, and provide Vietnam with a much-needed post pandemic boost. Deputies in the National Assembly, which nearly always ratifies government proposals, voted […]

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IMF announces preliminary deal on $5.2 billion standby loan for Egypt

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – The International Monetary Fund on Friday said it had reached a staff-level agreement with Egypt for a one-year, $5.2 billion standby loan to help the North African country grapple with the novel coronavirus pandemic and its economic fallout. The agreement, which must be finalized by the Fund’s executive board, would safeguard economic […]

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MLS players approve new contract, opening door for season to resume

MLS players have approved a new collective bargaining agreement. | Jewel Samad/AFP via Getty Images The new CBA runs through the 2025 season. The sides had agreed to a five-year CBA in February but that had not been ratified when the coronavirus pandemic began. Major League Soccer players have approved a new collective bargaining agreement […]

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MLS players union ratifies agreement clearing the way for return in early July

Major League Soccer’s players association voted to ratify a new collective bargain agreement with the league Wednesday, clearing the way for MLS to become the first major league in the U.S. to come back from the coronavirus pandemic that shut down professional sports in March. The deal includes significant economic concessions from both sides but […]

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TikTok Broke Privacy Promises, Children’s Groups Say

TikTok, the popular app for making and sharing short videos, has flouted an agreement it made with the Federal Trade Commission to protect the privacy of children on the service, a coalition of 20 children’s and consumer groups said on Thursday. Last year, TikTok agreed to make major changes to settle charges that one of […]

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UN council tries again to agree on COVID-19 resolution

The U.N. Security Council is trying again to reach agreement on its first resolution since the coronavirus pandemic started circling the globe over two months ago By EDITH M. LEDERER Associated Press May 13, 2020, 5:11 AM 3 min read 3 min read Share to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article UNITED NATIONS — The U.N. […]

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