Europe

Rugby – Samoa qualify for 2019 World Cup

REUTERS: Samoa qualified for next year's Rugby World Cup after beating Germany 42-28 in the second leg of the Oceania/Europe playoff in Heidelberg on Saturday. Samoa, who won the first leg 66-15 in Apia, will go into Pool A at the 2019 tournament in Japan along with Ireland, Scotland, Japan and ......

Chinese Pressure From Beijing to Berlin On Anniversary of Liu Xiaobo’s Death

This week brought both the first anniversary of the death of Nobel Peace laureate Liu Xiaobo, and the sudden release from house arrest of his widow, Liu Xia. If the latter was in part a coalition-building maneuver by China in its mounting trade conflict with the United States, it was also the produc...