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Column: Boxing pays price chasing dollars in Saudi Arabia

Aug. 13, 2019 4:34 PM EDT

There's nothing new about those who make their living in sports chasing every dollar they can. NFL owners do it every time they threaten to devastate a city by moving a team to greener pastures. Baseball does it by signing lucrative broadcast agreement that make it more expensive — and sometimes impossible...

Saudi rights no concern for Anthony Joshua's fight promoter

Aug. 12, 2019 5:44 PM EDT

LONDON (AP) — Putting profits ahead of politics, the promoter of heavyweight boxer Anthony Joshua is dismissing concerns over the decision to contest a championship fight in Saudi Arabia. The human rights organization Amnesty International contends Joshua will be part of "sportswashing" — the Saudi...

SoftBank's profit nearly quadruples on fund investments

Aug. 7, 2019 3:54 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese technology company SoftBank Group Corp. reported Wednesday its fiscal first quarter profit nearly quadrupled to 1.122 trillion yen ($10.6 billion) as its fund investments boosted income. Tokyo-based SoftBank's April-June profit the previous year had totaled 313.7 billion yen....

NY judge cites 'urgency' of FOIA case regarding Khashoggi

Aug. 6, 2019 6:48 PM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Federal agencies must produce thousands of pages monthly of records pertaining to the killing of Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi because learning about his disappearance as quickly as possible is of "paramount importance," a judge said Tuesday. Representatives of the U.S. Department of...

Saudi Arabia allows women to travel without male consent

Aug. 2, 2019 9:10 AM EDT

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Saudi Arabia on Friday published new laws that loosen restrictions on women by allowing all citizens — women and men alike — to apply for a passport and travel freely, ending a long-standing guardianship policy that had controlled women's freedom of...

Senate bows to Trump vetoes, allows Saudi arms sales

Jul. 29, 2019 7:38 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The Senate failed Monday in a bid to override a trio of vetoes issued by President Donald Trump, allowing the administration to move forward with plans to sell billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Trump's decision to sell the weapons in a way that...

SoftBank sets up $108B investment fund, with no Saudi money

Jul. 26, 2019 4:36 AM EDT

TOKYO (AP) — Japanese internet company SoftBank Group Corp. has set up a new fund for investing in technologies such as artificial intelligence. Tokyo-based SoftBank said Friday its $108 billion Vision Fund 2 includes $38 billion from SoftBank. The rest is from Apple, FoxConn Technology Group, Microsoft...

Senators advance bill to punish, sanction Saudi Arabia

Jul. 25, 2019 2:51 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — A Senate panel advanced legislation Thursday that would suspend arms transfers to Saudi Arabia and impose sanctions on members of the royal family. The bill was introduced by the top Democrat on the panel, Sen. Bob Menendez of New Jersey and was sent to the full Senate over the objections...

Trump vetoes congressional effort to block Saudi arms sales

Jul. 25, 2019 12:16 AM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Donald Trump on Wednesday vetoed a trio of congressional resolutions aimed at blocking his administration from selling billions of dollars of weapons to Saudi Arabia and the United Arab Emirates. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo last month cited threats from Iran as a reason to...

Officials: US putting troops back in Saudi Arabia

Jul. 19, 2019 7:12 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — With Iranian military threats in mind, the United States is sending American forces, including fighter aircraft, air defense missiles and likely more than 500 troops, to a Saudi air base that became a hub of American air power in the Middle East in the 1990s but was abandoned by...