The UCLA team had been in China for the season opener against Georgia Tech in Shanghai on Saturday, which UCLA won 63-60.
"What they did was unfortunate", Trump said. Kelly remains in contact with Chinese authorities, and the anonymous USA official told the newspaper that charges against the three players have been reduced and that the case is headed toward a resolution.
White House press secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders confirmed to The Post that Trump raised the matter with Xi. Hua Chunying, a spokeswoman for China's Foreign Ministry, said the case had been reported to United States authorities, saying, "China is handling this case in accordance with the law, and will guarantee the rights in accordance with the law, for those involved in this case". UCLA is one of the top basketball programs in the country, and the Ball family has become well known in the sports world, including LiAngelo's outspoken father, LaVar Ball.
Trump's first official visit to the region was billed as a push to step up global pressure on North Korea over its nuclear weapons program and reduce US trade deficits with South Korea, Japan and China. The president spent two days in China with Xi, discussing North Korea and trade relations among other issues.
Three UCLA basketball stars may be left in China as allegations against them for shoplifting go through the legal system.
Trump learned about the details of the cases from aides, including Kelly, said the official familiar with the internal discussions.
Vodafone rebounds into first-half net profit
In a double dose of cheer, Vodafone also hiked its full-year earnings growth targets from between 4% and 8% to around 10%. The stock of Vodafone Group plc (LON: VOD ) earned "Buy" rating by UBS on Tuesday, October 27.
Analysts Alert: Denbury Resources (DNR)
The value of the total investment in Denbury Resources decreased from $176,000 to $149,000 a change of $27,000 quarter to quarter. Parkside Bancorp Trust has invested 0% of its portfolio in Denbury Resources Inc . (NYSE:DNR) to report earnings on February, 22.
Saudi UN ambassador denies Yemen embargo
He said that the first step in this process will begin in 24 hours and would involve the seaports of Aden, Mocha and Mukalla. On one side of the conflict, Houthi rebels who deposed a Saudi-allied government.
Bharti Airtel sells down Infratel stock for Rp33bn
The stock now trading at Rs 400.6, down by Rs 10.5 or 2.55% from its previous closing of Rs 411.1 on the BSE. Bharti Airtel said it raised Rs 3,325 crore (USD 510 Million) by selling shares in its tower subsidiary.
South American soccer officials go on trial in NY
The trio then used USA financial institutions to funnel millions of dollars to secret offshore accounts, prosecutors allege. He added that they "did it year after year, tournament after tournament, bribe after bribe".
Bagley already making history at Duke
This is expected to be a potential national title preview, and it features a plethora of NBA talent as well as storylines galore. Tom Izzo continues to lead great teams, but many think this could be the best team he has had.
Credit Suisse Charged by New York State Department
The state said Credit Suisse predicted that the algorithm would generate about $2 million in profits in 2013. The company said it would record a pretax charge related to the settlement in its fiscal fourth quarter.