Japan emperor to proclaim enthronement in ritual-bound ceremony

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito will formally proclaim his ascension to the throne next week in a ritual-bound ceremony, but the after-effects of deadly typhoon will cast a shadow over proceedings. Naruhito officially assumed his duties as emperor on May 1, a day...

Five key things about fentanyl and America’s opioids crisis

Jury selection has begun in a landmark federal case on Ohio on whether drug companies can be held responsible for the opioids epidemic that is raging across America. The case is seen as a test for the entire pharmaceuticals industry, which stands accused of fueling...

Longest non-stop flight to take off from New York to Sydney

A plane and its passengers are set to test the mental and physical limits of long-haul aviation when Qantas operates the first direct flight by a commercial airline from New York toSydney this weekend. In the first of three “ultra long-haul” test flights...

US tariffs on EU would have negative political, economic impact: France’s Le Maire

If President Donald Trump follows through on a plan to impose tariffs on European goods in the dispute over Airbus, it will have “concrete” repercussions, France’s Economy MinisterBruno Le Maire said Thursday. “These decisions would have very...

IMF’s Georgieva hopes ‘the will holds’ for a Brexit deal

IMF chief Kristalina Georgieva welcomed news that Britain has reached a deal to leave the European Union but cautioned Thursday the details remain to be seen. “This, of course, is welcome,” she said of the Brexit deal announced earlier Thursday. “We...

Barcelona and Madrid face testing week amid Clasico uncertainty

Political turmoil may have thrown next weekend’s Clasico into doubt but Barcelona and Real Madrid cannot afford to let focus waver ahead of what could prove a pivotal period in their seasons. Ahead of their trip to Eibar in La Liga on Saturday, Barca held their...

Kovac tells Bayern to dig in after Hoffenheim slump

Niko Kovac says Bayern Munich need to prove their shock defeat to Hoffenheim was only a Champions League hangover in their bid to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga Saturday. Bayern followed up their 7-2 thrashing of Tottenham in the Champions League by crashing to a...

The youth team defeats Malaysia 3-0 at the end of the Dubai camp in preparation for the Asian qualifiers

Malaysia's national youth team defeated Malaysia 3-1 in the second friendly on Tuesday at the Awayab Stadium in Dubai at the end of their home camp in preparation for the AFC U-19 Championship qualifiers. In Iran next November. Mohamed Issa scored in the 10th minute,...

Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah offers condolences to Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques

His Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah, has sent a cable of condolences to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud of Saudi Arabia. A bus carrying two pilgrims in Medina. HH...

U.S. recently notified Russia of terrorist attacks being plotted in Russian territory – FSB chief Bortnikov (Part 2)

Russian and U.S. special services are maintaining working contacts at the proper level regardless of the political situation, and Russia is grateful for operational information it receives from the United States, Russian Federal Security Service (FSB) Director...

UAE captain Naveed charged with corruption on eve of world T20 qualifiers

United Arab Emirates captain Mohammed Naveed was on Wednesday charged with corruption ahead of the World Twenty 20 qualifiers and admitted: “I have let everybody down”. Naveed was one of three UAE cricketers charged by the International Cricket Council...

Ayhan equaliser forces France to wait for Euro 2020 spot

France drew 1-1 with Turkey in Euro 2020 qualifying on Monday in a match played against a backdrop of diplomatic and security tensions after Paris condemned Ankara for its military offensive against Kurdish forces in Syria. Substitute Olivier Giroud headed in from a...

US star Dressel not enough as Cali Condors edged out in ISL meet

American Caeleb Dressel starred on his International Swimming League debut in Naples on Sunday but his Cali Condors team still trailed European Energy Standard after two rounds. Two-time Olympic gold medallist Dressel, who missed the first meet in Indianapolis this...

England lose first qualifier in 10 years to Czech Republic

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his side still have a long way to go to become a “top team” after their first qualifying loss in 10 years on Friday as the Czech Republic came from behind to win 2-1 in Prague. The Three Lions could have secured...

USA thump Cuba 7-0 in CONCACAF Nations League opener

Weston McKennie scored a hat trick as the United States opened their CONCACAF Nations League campaign in style, thrashing Cuba 7-0 on Friday. Jordan Morris added a goal and contributed on three others, Josh Sargent scored and Christian Pulisic converted a penalty for...

Aussie scheme lets cricketers bat on after having kids

Cricket Australia unveiled a “game-changing” parental leave scheme Thursday designed to let players in its history-making women’s team remain in the game while raising a family. The policy includes 12 months’ paid parental leave for players who...

Late Netherlands blitz sinks Northern Ireland

Luuk de Jong and Memphis Depay inspired the Netherlands’ thrilling fightback as they scored three times in the last 10 minutes to seal a dramatic 3-1 win over Northern Irelandin Thursday’s Euro 2020 qualifier. Ronald Koeman’s side were in danger of a...

Favourable CAF Cup draws for Nigerians Enyimba, Enugu

Nigerian challengers Enyimba and Enugu Rangers received favourable draws when the CAF Confederation Cup play-offs pairings were made in Cairo Wednesday. Enyimba will have home advantage first against South African second division club TS Galaxy, who have won all four...

Sundowns, Wydad paired again in CAF Champions League

Mamelodi Sundowns of South Africa and Wydad Casablanca of Morocco will meet for the fourth consecutive season after the CAF Champions League group draw was made in Cairo Wednesday. Wydad defeated defending champions Sundowns on penalties in a 2017 quarter-final and...

Hasaranga, Fernando star as Sri Lanka whitewash Pakistan in T20 series

Inexperienced Sri Lanka completed a 3-0 clean-sweep in their Twenty20 series with world number one Pakistan on Wednesday with a 13-run victory in Lahore. Chasing a modest 148-run target, Pakistan were on course for victory with Haris Sohail’s 50-ball 52 with...

US House of Representatives sent a subpoena to Pompei to request Ukrainian documents

US Democrats have no intention of impeaching President Trump’s impeachment investigation. Today, Secretary of State, Mike Pompeo, handed over Ukrainian-related documents and arranged eyewitnesses to be suspected of Trump. Abuse of power to testify. Agence...

Resolving the nuclear deadlock, Trump is willing to talk with the Iranian president

US President Trump said today that he is willing to meet with Iranian President Hassan Rouhani in the next few weeks. The G7 summit in France, which was held earlier in France, talked about the Iranian nuclear program. Iranian Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif...

Trump will visit the shooting case sadly El Paso sent a welcome voice

After two shootings in the United States in the weekend to take away 31 lives, President Trump tried to unite the people of the country, but because of his anti-immigration tone caused anger, one of the shooting sites Residents of the city of El Paso, Texas, said...

Zelensky set to coordinate Normandy Four meeting date in phone calls with Macron, Merkel on Wednesday (Part 2)

Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky has said he might have phone calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and German Federal Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday to discuss the situation in eastern Ukraine and the possibility of a soonest meeting in the...

Pound dives on increased no-deal Brexit prospect

The pound fell against the dollar and euro on Wednesday as Britain’s government moved to extend the suspension of parliament, increasing the likelihood of a no-deal Brexit. Meanwhile, global stocks had a mixed day, with Wall Street staging a late rally,...

Tokyo stocks open modestly higher

Tokyo stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday, as positive sentiment from China’s announcement of stimulus and bargain-hunting purchases offset the negative impact of losses on Wall Street. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.20 percent or 41.11 points at...

China’s yuan sinks to lowest in 11 years amid trade tension

China’s currency on Monday slid to its lowest point in more than 11 years as concerns over the US trade war and the potential for global recession weighed on markets. The onshore yuan fell to 7.1487 to the US dollar, its weakest point since early 2008, in Asian...

US-China trade deal in doubt, Trump says US ‘not ready’

President Donald Trump cast more doubt on chances for a trade deal with Beijing on Friday, signaling he might cancel talks set for September amid an intensifying US-China trade war. “We’ll see whether or not we keep our meeting in September,” Trump...

Global Easing Gathers Pace as New Zealand Shocks With Bigger Cut

The dovish turn sweeping the global economy gathered pace Wednesday as New Zealand shocked markets with a half-percentage point interest-rate cut, sending its currency tumbling. Reserve Bank Governor Adrian Orr and his policy committee slashed the official cash rate...

Australia’s Trade Surplus Swells to Fresh Record as Imports Drop

Australia’s trade surplus rocketed to a fresh record in June as iron ore receipts pushed even higher and a falling international oil price lopped a chunk off imports. The windfall swelled to A$8 billion ($5.4 billion), a third higher than May’s upwardly...

Hong Kong’s Stock Rout Enters 10th Day, Worst Streak Since 1984

Hong Kong stock investors headed for the exit as economic woes, street protests and China’s weak yuan intensified worries over potential outflows from the city. The MSCI Hong Kong Index pared an earlier drop to fall 0.8% as of the mid-day break, heading for a...

Hordes of Earth’s toughest creatures may now be living on Moon

There might be life on the Moon after all: thousands of virtually indestructible creatures that can withstand extreme radiation, sizzling heat, the coldest temperatures of the universe,and decades without food. These terrifying-sounding beings aren’t aliens but...
Kovac tells Bayern to dig in after Hoffenheim slump

Kovac tells Bayern to dig in after Hoffenheim slump

Niko Kovac says Bayern Munich need to prove their shock defeat to Hoffenheim was only a Champions League hangover in their bid to reclaim top spot in the Bundesliga Saturday. Bayern followed up their 7-2 thrashing of Tottenham in the Champions League by crashing to a...