Japan, IOC Agree to Postpone 2020 Tokyo Olympics by About One Year

TOKYO—The Tokyo 2020 Olympics were postponed until 2021 on Tuesday as the coronavirus pandemic spreads world-wide, an unprecedented shifting of the world’s largest sporting event that casts a universe of athletes, broadcasters, sponsors and sports organizations into a period of protracted uncertainty. Japanese Prime Minister…

Putin, Erdogan Agree to Cease-Fire in Syria

MOSCOW—Russia and Turkey have agreed to a cease-fire in northwestern Syria, where intense fighting has triggered a humanitarian catastrophe and brought the nuclear power and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization member closer to direct war. “At midnight, a cease-fire will be enforced,” Turkish President Recep…

U.S., China Agree to Limited Deal to Halt Trade War

U.S. and Chinese officials announced a limited agreement to halt the trade war between the countries, with President Trump removing the threat of new tariffs on China and Beijing agreeing to purchases of American farm goods and other products. As part of the “phase one”…