Cleveland Browns QB Deshaun Watson suspended 6 games for violating NFL’s personal conduct policy

Cleveland Browns quarterback Deshaun Watson will serve a six-game suspension for violating the league’s personal conduct policy following accusations of sexual misconduct, disciplinary officer Sue L. Robinson ruled Monday, a source told ESPN’s Adam Schefter. Watson will not be fined, the source told Schefter. Robinson’s comprehensive 15-page conclusion stated that although Watson violated the personal … Read more

‘Drill, baby, drill’ is back in Europe as the gas crisis looms

But after the Dutch and German governments approved the development of a new gas field roughly 12 miles from Schiermonnikoog’s shores, the island’s mayor is anxious about his future. “We are very concerned that the gas drilling will damage the area,” Mayor Ineke van Gent told CNN Business. “We also believe that there is no … Read more

Ravens stock report: Who is up and who is down after the first week of training camp?

It was a relatively uneventful first week of training camp for the Ravens. Beyond the announcement that fourth-round rookie tight end Charlie Kolar would need hernia surgery to fix an issue that has lingered for several weeks, there were no notable long-term injuries. There were also no returns to practice for any of the team’s … Read more

Chinese leader Xi Jinping urges Communist Party to ‘win hearts and minds’ in Taiwan, Hong Kong

Xi’s demand, made over the weekend in a meeting attended by top Chinese officials, was one of a number of critical tasks listed by the Chinese leader for the United Front Work Department — a branch of the ruling Communist Party tasked with gaining influence both at home and overseas. “The united front … is … Read more

Who is Liz Truss, the favorite to become Britain’s next PM? | Boris Johnson News

Liz Truss, a right-wing politician of the Conservative Party, is currently the favorite to become Britain’s next prime minister, to replace scandal-hit Boris Johnson. The 47-year-old entered Parliament in 2010, and by 2014, she settled into her first cabinet position – secretary of state for environment, food and rural affairs under David Cameron. She has … Read more

Controversy, but louder: Stenson’s LIV Golf title takes backseat in Trumpland | LIV Golf Series

It didn’t take long for Henrik Stenson’s decision to join the Saudi-funded LIV Golf Invitational Series to pay off handsomely. Less than a fortnight after the even-keeled Swede was stripped of Europe’s Ryder Cup captaincy with immediate effect for defecting to the controversial Saudi-backed breakaway circuit on a reported $50m signing fee, Stenson carded a … Read more

Revelations since Shinzo Abe’s death shed light on Moonies’ influence | Japan

Japan was still struggling to make sense of the violent death of Shinzo Abe when the man suspected of killing him gave police information that has sent shockwaves through the country’s political establishment. Tetsuya Yamagami said he shot Abe because of the former prime minister’s links to the Unification church, also known as the Moonies, … Read more