Wars and Marvel TV shows lead vast Disney streaming lineup

Disney lifted the lid on three live-action Star Wars series for its much-hyped new televisionstreaming service Friday, including Ewan McGregor’s return as Obi-Wan Kenobi, as the company revealed a vast lineup for its Netflix rival. Previously unannounced series...

German activists stage anti-racism protest ahead of key state polls

Thousands of civil society activists are to mount a march against hate and racism on Saturday in Dresden, a week before state elections when far-right party AfD is projectedto make huge gains. Under the banner “indivisible”, a broad coalition of artists,...

Brazil’s Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil’s armed forces to help combat fires raging in the Amazon rainforest, as a growing global outcry over the blazes sparks protests and threatens a huge trade deal. Plumes of thick smoke rose...

China to impose new tariffs on $75 bn of US imports

China announced Friday it will hit US soybeans, lobsters, peanut butter and other imports worth $75 billion with new tariffs in retaliation for Washington’s planned duty hikes, furtherintensifying the bruising trade war between the world’s top two...

Martinez strike powers Atlanta to 1-0 MLS win over Orlando

Josef Martinez scored in a 12th straight game Friday to carry Atlanta United to a 1-0 Major League Soccer victory over Orlando City in Florida. Martinez extended the MLS record for goals in six career games against Orlando. Atlanta also beat Orlando this month in the...

Serena-Sharapova and Federer play Monday night at US Open

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in Monday night’s first feature match at the US Open with 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer following them on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Schedules for the first two days of the year’s final Grand Slam were...

Amazon Joins Walmart in Saying Tesla Solar Panel Caught Fire

Walmart Inc. isn’t the only corporation that has seen its Tesla Inc. solar panels catch fire. On Friday, Amazon.com Inc. said a June 2018 blaze on the roof of one of its warehouses in Redlands, California, involved a solar panel system that Tesla’s...

China Frees U.K. Consulate Staffer Held Amid Hong Kong Protests

China released a U.K. consulate staffer from Hong Kong who was detained on the mainland, a case that raised concerns Beijing was trying to warn the British government against meddling in its former colony. Simon Cheng, was set free on Saturday after being held in...

《Democratic Shipbuilding》 Emphasis is placed on South Korean authorities to ponder the aftermath of the military confrontation

The South Korean authorities recently announced that it was the 2020-24 national defense medium plan. In relation to this, the South Korean authorities spent 271.12 billion dollars on the Defense Medium-Term Plan, which starts next year, an increase of 5.9.5% more...

Supporting Chinese party and government measures to adhere to the “one country, two institutions” policy

The full-text commentary, published in the Labor News, is in support of the Chinese party and the government's actions to adhere to the policy of "One Country, Two Institutions." The situation is aggravating as the anti-law revision protests in Hong Kong, China, are...

Martinez strike powers Atlanta to 1-0 MLS win over Orlando

Josef Martinez scored in a 12th straight game Friday to carry Atlanta United to a 1-0 Major League Soccer victory over Orlando City in Florida. Martinez extended the MLS record for goals in six career games against Orlando. Atlanta also beat Orlando this month in the...

Serena-Sharapova and Federer play Monday night at US Open

Serena Williams and Maria Sharapova will meet in Monday night’s first feature match at the US Open with 20-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer following them on Arthur Ashe Stadium. Schedules for the first two days of the year’s final Grand Slam were...

Liverpool the true testing ground for upbeat Arsenal

Arsenal manager Unai Emery’s concession that his side “don’t want to play against Liverpool ever” was hardly the rallying cry of a confident man leading his side to Anfield on Saturday. But the Spaniard will have a much better grasp of what...

Troubled Barcelona look to Messi for inspiration

Lionel Messi could be ready to play against Real Betis on Sunday and Barcelona could do with him back. In other circumstances, Messi might have left it another week, havingmissed the whole of pre-season with a calf injury he sustained in his first training session...

Atlanta’s Martinez sets MLS record with goal in 10th straight match

Venezuela’s Josef Martinez set a Major League Soccer record Sunday, scoring in his 10th straight match as his two goals lifted Atlanta United to a 2-1 victory over New York City FC. Martinez, who set MLS’s single-season scoring mark last year with 31...

Bouzkova advances in Toronto as Wimbledon champ Halep retires

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep retired injured after dropping the first set of her WTA quarter-final match in Toronto to Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova. Romania’s Halep, the defending Canadian champion who beat 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in the...

Hopes and fears as Rugby World Cup warm-ups begin

Excitement will be mixed with concern when four of Europe’s leading rugby nations begin their World Cup warm-up programme this weekend. Ireland play Italy in Dublin on Saturday, with England facing Wales at Twickenham a day later. While some players can be...

‘Not up to it’ – World-beating hurdler Pearson retires over injuries

Australia’s reigning world-champion hurdler Sally Pearson announced her surprise retirement Tuesday, as persistent injuries sank her dream of regaining the Olympic title in Tokyo next year. Pearson, 32, the Olympic gold-medallist in 2012 and a two-time world...

Three things we learned from the first Ashes Test

Australia overwhelmed England by 251 runs to win the first Test at Edgbaston on Monday. Below AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the opening match in a five-Test clash for the Ashes. Smith as good as he ever was Any thoughts Steve Smith might be rusty on...

Neymar speculation lingers as PSG aim to shatter glass ceiling

Interminable transfer rumours surrounding Neymar continue to swirl unabated as the new Ligue 1 season kicks off this weekend with defending champions Paris Saint-Germain launching their assault for a seventh title in eight attempts. Thomas Tuchel’s side began...

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...

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...
China to impose new tariffs on $75 bn of US imports

China to impose new tariffs on $75 bn of US imports

China announced Friday it will hit US soybeans, lobsters, peanut butter and other imports worth $75 billion with new tariffs in retaliation for Washington’s planned duty hikes, furtherintensifying the bruising trade war between the world’s top two...