Downplay

DFA makes no fuss about envoys’ return

The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) appeared to downplay the return of three Filipino diplomats who had been threatened with arrest in Kuwait for …

Bill Shorten seeks to downplay CFMEU controversy

Opposition Leader Bill Shorten is standing firm about accepting donations from the CFMEU, after union leader John Setka claimed the law must be …

Australian News

Crucial stretch in UFC welterweight division kicks off Saturday

<b>Vicente Luque vs. Chad Laprise</b><p>The winner of this one should be considered as one of the top emerging talents in the division, as Luque has won five …

MMA & UFC

Doctor sheds light on subject of postpartum depression

As many as one in five women experience some form or postpartum depression or anxiety, yet many downplay their symptoms.

Mental Health

Republicans downplay Cambridge whistleblower's 'Cold War' warnings

Whistleblower Christopher Wylie warned senators Wednesday that the data privacy controversy surrounding his former employer, Cambridge Analytica, is the “canary in the coal mine to a new Cold War emerging online,” even as Republicans sought to downplay the significance of the firm's work for Donald …

Tech Trends

Warriors downplay significance of convincing Game 1 win over Rockets

The Golden State Warriors went into Toyota Center Monday night and wrestled away home-court advantage from the Houston Rockets courtesy of a …

Basketball

Celtics Practice Report: Brad Stevens discusses recent praise

WALTHAM - The Boston Celtics held practice on Monday afternoon, less than 24 hours after the Celtics defeated the Cleveland Cavaliers in Game 1 of …

Brad Stevens

Russian naval ship set to dock in Port Moresby but Papua New Guinea and Australia downplay visit

A 7,000-tonne Russian Navy ship is set to dock in Port Moresby on Wednesday with 200 cadets on board, but the governments of Papua New Guinea and …

Australia

Canada and Mexico Downplay Urgency to Reach Nafta Deal Next Week

Lead Nafta negotiators from Canada and Mexico signaled they were in no rush to strike a deal on the trade pact by mid-May, saying instead that talks …

Globalization

U.S. fighter jets INTERCEPT two Russian bombers near ALASKA…

The Pentagon says that two U.S. fighter jets intercepted two Russian bombers that challenged our Air Defense Identification Zone.<p>Watch below:<p>Gen. …

Military

County sues top oil companies for downplaying global warming

A Washington county is suing five major oil companies after it says the companies deliberately looked to downplay and discredit scientific warnings …

News (U.S.)

BoE rate setters downplay economic ‘soft patch’

The Bank of England downplayed current signs of economic weakness on Thursday, but voted to hold interest rates at 0.5 per cent in case activity …

Economics

Why McLaren's Spain hopes are based on a myth - F1 - Autosport Plus

An illusory truth is one that's held to be self-evident because it has been repeated so many times that it becomes unchallengeable. Is there any more …

Motorsport

How Jewish Progressives Can Stand Up Against Left Anti-Semitism

The anti-Semitism scandal that has engulfed Jeremy Corbyn is now having clear electoral consequences for the Labour Party in Britain, leading to the …

Jewish Culture

Major drug distributors downplay contribution to opioid crisis in testimony before Congress

The heads of five major drug distribution companies downplayed their contribution to the opioid crisis on Tuesday while testifying before a …

Braves don’t downplay significance of being in 1st place again

NEW YORK – Not since 2014 had the Braves been in first place beyond the second week of a season, but when they climbed atop the standings Wednesday …

Baseball

Los Angeles sues opioid makers amid addiction 'crisis'

Los Angeles is suing six pharmaceutical companies, alleging fraudulent and negligent business practices that have contributed to an "opioid addiction …

Business

Teacher union president suspended for saying 'I'm here to defend even the worst people'

A video surfaced on May 2, 2018, allegedly depicting a teacher's union president telling an undercover reporter that he will downplay and lie about a …

Project Veritas

Kimmel, Acosta downplay Michelle Wolf's vulgar performance

Michelle Wolf

Raiders tackle Donald Penn and wife downplay accusation of domestic violence in home incident

Raiders offensive tackle Donald Penn and his wife are downplaying an alleged domestic violence incident that brought police to their home Sunday …

Domestic Violence

Raiders' Donald Penn, wife downplay reported domestic incident

Police were dispatched Sunday night to Raiders offensive lineman Donald Penn's Los Angeles-area home over a suspected domestic violence incident that …

NFL

Federal judge skeptical about pipeline's impact on wetlands

HOUSTON (AP) — One of the federal judges considering whether to allow construction of a crude oil pipeline to continue in an environmentally fragile …

Wetlands

Cubs sweep Brewers in 4-game set at Wrigley: 'It definitely was a big series'

It’s too early to make any real statements, but no one in the Cubs clubhouse was downplaying the significance of their four-game sweep of the Brewers.<p>“Definitely (it’s big), especially with all the hype rightfully surrounding them and the team that they have,” closer Brandon Morrow said. “The …

Baseball

Girls downplay their maths ability – even when they're as good as the boys

Teenage girls routinely believe they are better at English than maths – and boys believe the opposite – even when there is no difference in actual …

Education

Russian mercenaries play critical role in Syria

To downplay its involvement in the Syrian conflict, the Kremlin relies on contract soldiers there — just one example of how Putin outsources …

Letter: Renewable energy is the long-term solution

I respond to the April 15 Dispatch.com article “Are we becoming too reliant on natural gas?” In the article, Peter Rigney, who is the plant manager …

Natural Gas

The Only 8 Beauty Tricks You Need to Downplay a Large Forehead

The right way to use makeup to your advantage is by calling attention to your favorite features while downplaying the things about your face that you …

Makeup

Beyoncé And Solange Give A Masterclass In How To Downplay An On-Stage Fall

🙌🙌🙌<p>Beyoncé’s has got everyone talking about her Coachella set again - although this time, for a very different reason.<p>After staging a surprise …

Celebrity News (UK)

The Latest: Prosecutors downplay Cosby travel records

NORRISTOWN, Pa. (AP) — The Latest on Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial (all times local):<p>12:20 p.m.<p>Prosecutors are highlighting gaps in Bill Cosby's travel records.<p>Defense lawyers say the travel records prove he wasn't at his suburban Philadelphia mansion in January 2004 — the month his chief …

Justice

White Sox downplay Moncada controversy

Yoan Moncada controversy?<p>What Yoan Moncada controversy?<p>When the White Sox's 22-year-old second baseman was pulled out of Saturday night's eventual …

Chicago White Sox