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PGA Tour heads to Torrey Pines, Europe stays in Middle East

Jan. 25, 2022 11:15 AM EST

PGA TOUR FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN Site: San Diego. Course: Torrey Pines GC. South — Yardage: 7,765. Par: 72. North — Yardage: 7,258. Par: 72. Prize money: $8.4 million. Winner's share: $1.512 million. Television:...

Indonesia, Singapore sign key defense, extradition treaties

Jan. 25, 2022 04:55 AM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia and Singapore on Tuesday signed a series of key defense and diplomatic agreements that appeared to mark a turning point in relations between the Southeast Asian neighbors. The agreement on defense cooperation — along with separate treaties on...

Golf goes to Netflix and it has competition from tennis

Jan. 18, 2022 13:21 PM EST

HONOLULU (AP) — Formula One racing got a huge boost in interest in North America through the Netflix series “Drive to Survive.” Netflix now is expanding to a documentary series on golf, with the PGA Tour and the organizers of the four major championships granting access for a...

Biggest golf tours back in action from Hawaii to Middle East

Jan. 18, 2022 09:50 AM EST

PGA TOUR THE AMERICAN EXPRESS Site: La Quinta, California. Courses: PGA West (Stadium). Yardage: 7,158. Par: 72. PGA West (Nicklaus Tournament). Yardage: 7,147. Par: 72. La Quinta CC. Yardage: 7,060. Par: 72. Prize money: $7.6 million....

Asian stocks mixed after Wall St ends 2021 with big gain

Jan. 02, 2022 23:03 PM EST

BEIJING (AP) — Asian stock markets were mixed Monday on 2022′s first trading day after Wall Street ended last year with a double-digit gain. Hong Kong retreated while Seoul gained. Markets in Japan, China and Australia were closed. Wall Street’s benchmark S&P...

Myanmar public urges gas sanctions to stop military funding

Dec. 15, 2021 20:54 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young woman in Myanmar decided to speak out when she realized that money from the company she loved was now in the hands of the military leaders she hated. She and her parents had long worked for Total Energies, the French company that operates a...

Amid military atrocities, Myanmar public urges gas sanctions

Dec. 15, 2021 18:03 PM EST

JAKARTA, Indonesia (AP) — The young woman in Myanmar decided to speak out when she realized that money from the company she loved was now in the hands of the military leaders she hated. She worked for Total Energies, the French company that operates a gas field off Myanmar’s...

Malaysia detects first omicron case in South African student

Dec. 03, 2021 00:45 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Malaysia said Friday it has detected its first case of the new omicron strain of the coronavirus in a foreign student who returned to the country last month after visiting her family in South Africa. Health Minister Khairy Jamaluddin said...

Grab goes public in $40B SPAC deal, slides in market debut

Dec. 02, 2021 13:04 PM EST

HONG KONG (AP) — Southeast Asia’s largest ride-hailing company Grab tumbled in its market debut Thursday, following a $40 billion merger in a special purpose acquisition company deal. The Singapore-based company's debut on the Nasdaq came more than seven months after...

Singapore detects two apparent omicron cases, its first

Dec. 02, 2021 08:44 AM EST

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Singapore's health ministry said Thursday that preliminary tests detected the new omicron variant of the coronavirus in two passengers who arrived on a plane from Johannesburg, the country's first suspected cases. It said it is conducting further tests to...