Most players would feel intimidated facing a rampaging Serena Williams for an Australian Open semi-final berth but not Czech seventh seed Katerina Pliskova, who instead harbours a desire for revenge against the American great. The pair will meet in the last eight at the season-opening Grand Slam on
Novak Djokovic must outgun "fighter" Kei Nishikori to keep his record seventh title tilt alive, while Lucas Pouille has a maiden semi in sight against Milos Raonic in Wednesday's Australian Open quarter-finals. Marathon man Nishikori has already spent 13hr 47min on court in Melbourne this
International Monetary Fund says world economic growth will fall to 3.5 percent this year, slowed by trade tensions, higher interest rates.
France and Germany will sign a new friendship treaty on Tuesday, seeking to boost an alliance at the heart of the European Union as Britain bows out and with nationalism rising around the continent. President Emmanuel Macron and Chancellor Angela Merkel will sign the deal, which pledges deeper economic
At the Kumbh Mela, the world's biggest religious event, millions of Indian Hindus are not the only people bathing in the sacred waters to wash away their sins. Foreigners too are among the ascetics, saints, sadhus and spectators thronging the confluence of the Ganges, Yamuna and mythical Saraswati
A Tokyo court has rejected former Nissan chairman Carlos Ghosn's latest request for bail, more than two months after his arrest, prolonging a detention that has drawn international scrutiny of Japan's justice system. The decision by the Tokyo District Court came a day after Ghosn promised to
Life has certainly changed for the new mom over the last decade.
A former top Hong Kong judge has attacked the High Court’s decision to hear a challenge against mainland Chinese laws being enforced at a local high-speed rail terminus, saying the presiding judge was being cast as an ‘emperor’ able to quash laws. The case was misguided and should have been thrown out
From the halls of parliament to the lightning-fast rumour mills of social media, pro-Iran factions are demanding US troops withdraw from Iraq in a challenge to the country's fragile government. The political wrangling is another indication of Iraq's precarious position as it tries to balance
The United States has informed the Canadian government that it plans to proceed with a formal request to extradite Huawei chief financial officer Meng Wanzhou on allegations of banking fraud related to violations of US sanctions against Iran, Canada’s Globe and Mail reported on Tuesday. The report said
Virat Kohli and Ross Taylor will vie to prove they are the world's best one-day international batsman as India and New Zealand clash in the first of five ODIs in Napier Wednesday. The McLean Park wicket promises to be a belter, with New Zealand's Tom Latham showing just how ripe the pitch is
Carlos Ghosn is likely to remain in Japanese custody for the foreseeable future after a Tokyo court denied him bail Tuesday despite a last-ditch personal appeal by the former Nissan boss. The decision was expected as the court had previously judged him to be a flight risk who could potentially tamper
The young singer proved just how amazing she's become since coming in second place at the end of 'America's Got Talent' season 12.
Analysts expect the European Central Bank to acknowledge growing risks to the eurozone economy Thursday while sticking to its patient course, kicking off a year that could see the Frankfurt institution mostly marking time. The central bank is caught at an intermediate stage of withdrawing crisis-era
A Dutch art detective has returned two priceless stone reliefs stolen from an ancient Spanish church after tracing them to an English nobleman's garden where they were displayed as ornaments. Arthur Brand, dubbed the "Indiana Jones of the art world", said he handed over the centuries-old
MANILA, Philippines — The United States Department of Homeland Security (USDHS) halted the issuance of new work visas to Filipino job seekers across the United States. The one-year ban, which takes effect from January 19, 2019 to January 18, 2020 prohibits additional Filipino workers under the federal
Cristiano Ronaldo is returning to Madrid for a court date on Tuesday in which he could be fined 18.8 million euros ($21.4 million) for tax fraud as part of a deal reached with the Spanish taxman. As part of an agreement arranged in June with the former Real Madrid hero's lawyers, prosecutors are
Tokyo court says it is rejecting the second bail request from Nissan's ex-chair Carlos Ghosn, detained for two months.
FRANCE – A 49 year-old Filipino bested 19 international ice sculptors in the recently held 28th Valloire International Ice Sculpture Competition in the southeastern city of Valloire Savoie. Rogel Cabisidan was named “King of Ice Carvings” for his frozen masterpiece entitled “Sitting” which shows an abstract
Hong Kong and mainland stocks got off to a weak start on Tuesday as uncertainty over global growth and the future of US-China trade relations hangs on investors’ minds. The Hang Seng China Enterprises Index lost 1.09 per cent, or 117.20, to 10,595.85. On the mainland, the Shanghai Composite slipped
Asian markets edged down Tuesday as profit-takers stepped in following a recent run-up, while the pound maintained gains on hopes Britain will avoid crashing out of the European Union. While there were few catalysts to drive business and Wall Street was closed for a holiday investors are keeping tabs
Skirting the first political scandal of his new presidency, far-right leader Jair Bolsonaro will tout a "new Brazil" when he addresses the world's business elite in Davos on Tuesday. The president of Latin America's biggest economy is giving the keynote address at this year's World
A dozen women, their bodies coated with clay, sway to beating drums as if in a trance, ankle bells jingling as they stamp their feet, in the eastern Ivorian town of Aniansue. No local king or tribal chief can be enthroned without the intervention of these priestesses, whose school, set up in 1992, gained
The Chinese government has granted Ivanka Trump's company preliminary approval for another five trademarks this month, as her father's administration pushes ahead on trade negotiations with China. Four trademarks, including child care centers, sunglasses and wedding dresses, were approved on