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Beyoncé announces much anticipated 'Renaissance' world tour

Feb. 01, 2023 10:48 AM EST

Beyoncé is taking her “Renaissance” global — the superstar will start a world tour in Sweden in May with stops throughout Europe and the United States. The highly anticipated tour announcement she made on Instagram and her website Wednesday comes days before the Grammy Awards...

Column: The only rivalry in golf is about tours, not players

Jan. 31, 2023 12:20 PM EST

PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. (AP) — Jon Rahm began his year by winning two in a row on the PGA Tour. Rory McIlroy began his year with birdies on the last two holes to win in Dubai. This would seem to have the look of golf's latest rivalry in the making, except that it will be difficult to...

Carrier Emirates test flies Boeing 777 on sustainable fuel

Jan. 30, 2023 19:50 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Long-haul carrier Emirates successfully flew a Boeing 777 on a test flight Monday with one of its two engines entirely powered by so-called sustainable aviation fuel. This comes as carriers worldwide try to lessen their carbon footprint. Flight...

McIlroy and Reed both 6-under after 1st round in Dubai

Jan. 27, 2023 10:31 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Rory McIlroy and Patrick Reed produced big first-round finishes at the Dubai Desert Classic on Friday in what could lead to an intriguing showdown as the competition heads to a Monday conclusion. LIV Golf series players Richard Bland and Ian...

Reed fares better than McIlroy after delayed start in Dubai

Jan. 26, 2023 11:56 AM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Patrick Reed fared better than Rory McIlroy after some pre-tournament friction as the Dubai Desert Classic got off to a wet start Thursday with only 11 players managing to finish their weather-affected first rounds. Play only began at the European...

PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, European tour stays in UAE

Jan. 24, 2023 09:58 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego Course: Torrey Pines GC — South Course (Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72.) and North Course (Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72.) Prize money: $8.7 million. Winner's share: $1.566 million. ...

Rahm outlasts rookie Thompson to win AmEx by 1 stroke

Jan. 22, 2023 21:13 PM EST

LA QUINTA, Calif. (AP) — While Jon Rahm had plenty of chances to pump his right first after nice shots on Sunday, the look of relief on his face after holding off rookie Davis Thompson put into perspective his victory at The American Express. The Spanish star took advantage of...

Iran says it executes dual Iranian-British national who once served in its defense ministry despite int'l criticism

Jan. 14, 2023 00:42 AM EST
DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — Iran says it executes dual Iranian-British national who once served in its defense ministry despite int'l criticism.

UAE names oil company chief to lead UN climate talks COP28

Jan. 12, 2023 21:08 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Thursday named the CEO of a state-run oil company who also oversees renewable energy projects to be the president of the upcoming United Nations climate negotiations in Dubai, drawing criticism from activists and highlighting the...

UAE to ban single-use plastic shopping bags starting in 2024

Jan. 10, 2023 15:01 PM EST

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates (AP) — The United Arab Emirates on Tuesday announced a ban on single-use plastic shopping bags to take effect next year, the latest initiative aimed at reducing pollution in the oil-rich nation. The law would prohibit the import, production and...