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Tennis Stars Pressure Men’s Tour to Join WTA in China Boycott

FILE - China's Peng Shuai serves to Japan's Nao Hibino during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 21, 2020. The stand the women's professional tennis tour is taking in China over concern about Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being …

Several renowned tennis players, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova, sternly criticized the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s tennis league on Thursday for refusing to join the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in boycotting China over the mistreatment of tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a top Communist Party official of rape.


Tennis Stars Pressure Men’s Tour to Join WTA in China Boycott

Several renowned tennis players, including women’s tennis legend Martina Navratilova, sternly criticized the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) men’s tennis league on Thursday for refusing to join the Women’s Tennis Association (WTA) in boycotting China over the mistreatment of tennis star Peng Shuai after she accused a top Communist Party official of rape.

FILE - China's Peng Shuai serves to Japan's Nao Hibino during their first round singles match at the Australian Open tennis championship in Melbourne, Australia, on Jan. 21, 2020. The stand the women's professional tennis tour is taking in China over concern about Grand Slam doubles champion Peng Shuai's well-being …

U.N. Defers Decision on Letting Taliban Join

The United Nations (U.N.) said Wednesday it “deferred” a decision on allowing Afghanistan’s Taliban entry to the intergovernmental organization’s General Assembly, effectively denying the group U.N. membership for now.

TOPSHOT - A Taliban fighter stands guard as Muslim devotees offer Friday noon prayers at the Aba Saleh Almahdi mosque in Dasht-e-Barchi in Kabul on October 1, 2021. (Photo by Hoshang Hashimi / AFP) (Photo by HOSHANG HASHIMI/AFP via Getty Images)

World Bank Looking for Way to Fund Taliban’s Afghanistan

The World Bank is “exploring ways” to bypass U.S. sanctions on the Taliban so that it may redirect roughly $500 million from an Afghanistan Reconstruction Trust Fund (ARTF) to United Nations (U.N.) aid agencies, Reuters reported on Monday citing “people familiar with the plans.”

An armed Taliban fighter escorts veiled women as they march during a pro-Taliban rally outside the Shaheed Rabbani Education University in Kabul on September 11, 2021. (Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images)

Japan Suspends New Reservations on All Incoming Flights

TOKYO (AP) — Japan has asked international airlines to stop taking new reservations for all flights arriving in Japan until the end of December as the country further tightens its border controls against a new coronavirus variant, the transportation ministry

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Olympics Sponsor Airbnb Doing Business in China’s Genocide Region

According to an investigation published by Axios on Tuesday, top Olympic sponsor Airbnb offers over a dozen homes for rent in the Xinjiang region of China, home of the oppressed Uyghur Muslims – many of whom have been forced from their own homes into concentration camps and sold to both Chinese and foreign corporations as slaves.

This illustration picture taken on November 22, 2019, shows the logo of the online lodging service Airbnb and the Olympic rings displayed on a smartphone and a tablet in Paris. (Photo by Lionel BONAVENTURE / AFP) (Photo by LIONEL BONAVENTURE/AFP via Getty Images)

Emails: Hunter Biden Is ‘True Sheikh of Washington’

Hunter Biden was reportedly praised as the “True sheikh of Washington” by former British SAS officer James Gilliar, who had a close connection to one of the largest energy companies in the world that allied closely with the Chinese Communist Party, emails from Hunter’s “laptop from hell” revealed.

WASHINGTON, DC - JANUARY 20: U.S. President Joe Biden hugs his son Hunter Biden, wife Dr. Jill Biden and daughter Ashley Biden after being sworn in as U.S. president during his inauguration on the West Front of the U.S. Capitol on January 20, 2021 in Washington, DC. During today's inauguration …