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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...

Stormy Daniels’ lawyer skyrockets to chief Trump critic

LOS ANGELES (AP) — On Monday he was accepting an award from a legal foundation in Denver. He was in Los Angeles on Tuesday, fighting to unseal a lawsuit brought by a Playboy centerfold. On Wednesday he was in New York visiting children separated from their parents at the U.S. border and on Fr...

Indians’ Kluber receives knee injection, will miss All-Star

CLEVELAND (AP) — Indians ace Corey Kluber has received an injection in his right knee that will force him to miss the All-Star Game. The two-time Cy Young winner got the shot Friday, a day after he was beaten by the New York Yankees. The team said he will need at least one week to […]...

Yankees score twice in 8th off Kluber, top Indians 7-4

CLEVELAND (AP) — Aaron Hicks drove home Didi Gregorius from first base with a one-out double in the eighth inning off Cleveland ace Corey Kluber, sending the New York Yankees to a 7-4 win over the Indians on Thursday night. Hicks drove a 3-2 pitch from Kluber (12-5) to deep center field, and ...

Liberal Think-tank Unirule Evicted From Beijing Offices

On Tuesday, one of China’s last remaining liberal think-tanks, Unirule, was evicted from its Beijing offices. The leasing company even went as far as to weld the office doors shut, temporarily imprisoning the employees in an act that serves as a fitting metaphor for the increasing restrictions...