Dominican Republic

The Associated Press

Dominican Republic Breaks with Taiwan, Moves into China’s Orbit After $3 Billion Payoff

The Dominican Republic announced on Monday that it will break diplomatic ties with Taiwan, establish diplomatic relations with mainland China, and recognize Taiwan as an “inalienable part of Chinese territory.” The move came after China offered the Dominican Republic a $3 billion investment and loan package, and fits neatly into China’s strategy of isolating Taiwan.

Adrian Beltre

Power Ranger: Quiet Adrián Beltré Marches Loudly Towards Cooperstown

This week Adrián Beltré collected his historic 3000th hit when he smoked a double against Baltimore. The Texas Rangers slugger is one of only 31 players to reach this plateau. But, a closer look at how Beltré got here shows he is in a class all by himself.

WASHINGTON, DC - OCTOBER 03: United States Ambassador to the Dominican Republic James 'Wally' Brewster and husband Bob Satawake attend the 19th Annual HRC National Dinner at Walter E. Washington Convention Center on October 3, 2015 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Teresa Kroeger/FilmMagic)

Dominican Catholic College Forbids Entry by Gay U.S. Ambassador

The College of St. John the Baptist in the Dominican Republic has erected a sign banning the U.S. Ambassador to that country from entering the campus. The banner across the front of the school says, “The entrance of the U.S.


Cowherd Out Immediately at ESPN After ‘Racist’ Rant

It was initially believed that ESPN Radio host Colin Cowherd, who is unofficially set to join Fox Sports, would end his tenure at ESPN on next Friday. ESPN, however, decided to go ahead and let him go immediately following a social media