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January 15, 2019 12:54 PM China criticizes Trudeau’s comments on decision to hand down death penalty

BEIJING—China is expressing “strong dissatisfaction” with Prime Minister Justin Trudeau over his criticism of a death sentence given to an alleged Canadian drug smuggler at a retrial. Foreign ministry spokesperson Hua Chunying says Trudeau should “respect the rule of law, respect China’s judicial sovereignty, correct mistakes and stop making irresponsible 111

January 15, 2019 12:26 AM Avalanche fortunate not to have been buried in the West during slide

“It’s a tough test for us right now, what we’re going through,” Landeskog said. “A lot of guys in this dressing room haven’t gone through things like this at this level. Last year, we didn’t have a stretch like this of six weeks without a whole lot of wins. We have to stick together.” The Leafs, by comparison, had earned 12 points since Dec. 19. If they had earned 92

January 9, 2019 1:15 PM On his Mideast trip, Pompeo makes unannounced Iraq stop

BAGHDAD—U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Iraq on Wednesday in an unannounced stop on his Mideast tour meant to promote the White House’s hard-line position on Iran. The trip comes amid confusion over conflicting statements by U.S. President Donald Trump and senior U.S. officials about a planned U.S. troop withdrawal from Syria, where Iran is backing 24

January 7, 2019 11:22 PM Adam Hadwin aims for Presidents Cup, return to PGA majors

With the Presidents Cup in his sights and high hopes to return to major championship fields, Adam Hadwin knows a strong start to 2019 is essential. The Abbotsford, B.C., golfer is in the field this week at the Sony Open in Hawaii — the first full-field event of the 2019 portion of the PGA Tour season — alongside fellow Canadians Mackenzie Hughes, Ben Silverman 23

January 5, 2019 10:00 PM Mikaela Shiffrin wins her seventh World Cup slalom in a row

She was challenged by a furious final run by Vlhova, who posted the fastest second-run time on a course set by her coach, Livio Magoni. The Slovakian is the only skier beside Shiffrin to have won a women’s World Cup slalom since the start of last season. Carrying a lead of 1.34 over Vlhova from the opening run, Shiffrin started fast in her final run but briefly 37

January 3, 2019 4:33 PM Canadian court slams Uber’s arbitration process

“Uber drivers have a strong claim to be treated as employees,” said Mr. Heller’s lawyer Michael Wright. The question of whether contract workers should be treated as employees has roiled Silicon Valley for years. Having a flexible fleet of contract driver, delivery or repair workers has helped keep costs low for companies like Uber, Instacart Inc. and Amazon 23

January 3, 2019 4:29 AM Lawyers try to seize Japanese assets over Korean forced work

Lim said Nippon Steel has been refusing to discuss compensation despite a ruling by South Korea’s Supreme Court in October that the company should pay 100 million won ($88,000) each to four plaintiffs who worked at its steel mills during Japan’s colonial rule of the Korean Peninsula. The court made a similar ruling on Japan’s Mitsubishi Heavy Industries 22

January 1, 2019 1:01 AM With a fresh swipe at Trump, Cuomo pardons 22 immigrants

Gov. Andrew Cuomo of New York took aim at U.S. President Donald Trump’s immigration policies Monday, issuing pardons to 22 immigrants who were at risk of deportation or blocked from citizenship because of criminal convictions. “While President Trump shuts down the federal government over his obsession with keeping immigrants out, New York stands strong 28

December 17, 2018 9:04 PM MLS shortens season by month, goes to all-knockout playoffs

The league expands to 24 teams with the addition of Cincinnati next year, and 14 teams will make the playoffs. Each of the two conference winners will get first-round byes and be joined in the conference semifinals by the winners of the three first-round series. The league will finish before the November international break — and before the start of the 2022 World 27

December 17, 2018 1:05 AM Chicago Bears clinch NFC North with win over Green Bay Packers

The Packers are 1-1 since offensive co-ordinator Joe Philbin replaced fired coach Mike McCarthy on an interim basis. “The expectation is competing for championships,” Rodgers said. “It’s a good football team. But like I told some of the guys, I look forward to the battles over the years. I like our chances in this division moving forward.” Mack had 2 1/2 sacks 27