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Katyusha rocket fired into Baghdad Green Zone

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:35
BAGHDAD: A Katyusha rocket was fired on Sunday (May 19) into Baghdad's Green Zone housing government offices and embassies including the US mission, days after the United States evacuated staff from Iraq citing threats from Iran. "A Katyusha rocket crashed into the Green Zone without causing ...

Bank staff flagged Trump, Kushner transactions for watchdog: Report

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:15
WASHINGTON: Anti-money laundering specialists at Deutsche Bank AG recommended in 2016 and 2017 that multiple transactions involving entities controlled by President Donald Trump and his son-in-law, Jared Kushner, be reported to a federal financial-crimes watchdog, the New York Times reported on ...

Galatasaray win 22nd Turkish title after beating closest rival

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:15
Defending Turkish champions Galatasaray won the title for the second season in a row on Sunday after defeating second placed Basaksehir 2-1 at home, with one game to play before the season ends.

Boxing: Wilder ready to 'fight anyone' after Breazeale KO

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:09
NEW YORK: Deontay Wilder is ready to "fight anyone" after his brutal World Boxing Council heavyweight title defence but a showdown with Anthony Joshua is unlikely to happen this year. Wilder demolished Dominic Breazeale with a devastating first round knockout on Saturday, flooring his challenger ...

Italian police seize migrant boat, risking stand-off with deputy PM

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:05
MILAN: Italian prosecutors have ordered the seizure of a rescue boat anchored outside the port of Lampedusa in Sicily, triggering a potential tug-of-war with Deputy Prime Minister Matteo Salvini who has pledged to stop the migrants from disembarking. Tax police officers have boarded Sea Watch 3 to ...

Imperious Nadal blows away Djokovic to land ninth Rome title

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 02:05
ROME: Rafael Nadal proved that he would still be the man to beat when the French Open begins later this month after he humbled Novak Djokovic 6-0 4-6 6-1 in the Italian Open final on Sunday to win a record 34th ATP Masters 1000 title. The Spaniard, who had shared the record of 33 Masters titles ...

Trump blasts Republican lawmaker Amash over impeachment remarks

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:45
WASHINGTON: Donald Trump lashed out on Sunday (May 19) at the first Republican congressman to call the US president's behaviour impeachable, while Democrats warned Trump's stonewalling of congressional probes is strengthening the case for an impeachment inquiry. Trump called Republican ...

Woakes bags five wickets as England beat Pakistan in final ODI

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:35
LEEDS, England: England pacer Chris Woakes claimed five wickets while batsmen Joe Root and Eoin Morgan hit half-centuries to help the hosts defeat Pakistan by 54 runs in the fifth and final one-day international (ODI) at Headingley on Sunday. Root made 84 and Morgan scored 76 as England made 351-9 ...

White House 2020 hopefuls turn to foreign policy, slam Trump on Iran

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:32
WASHINGTON: Two Democrats with US military experience who are vying for the party's 2020 presidential nomination shifted the focus of the race to foreign policy on Sunday (May 19), criticising Republican President Donald Trump for escalating tensions with Iran that could lead to war. The ...

Cricket: Five-wicket Woakes wraps up England rout of Pakistan

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:20
LEEDS: Chris Woakes took five wickets as England beat Pakistan by 54 runs to win the fifth one-day international at Headingley on Sunday (May 19). Victory, in their final match before the World Cup hosts and favourites name their tournament squad on Tuesday, saw England to a 4-0 series win after ...

Swiss vote to tighten gun laws, safeguard EU relations

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:15
GENEVA: The Swiss voted on Sunday (May 19) to toughen their gun laws and bring them in line with EU legislation, heeding warnings that rejecting the change could have threatened relations with the bloc. Final results showed that voters overwhelmingly supported reforming Swiss gun laws, with a full ...

Bethpage Black turns into beast in windy final round at PGA

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 01:05
Bethpage Black turned into a beast on Sunday as a strong and gusty southerly wind whipped across the Long Island course, presenting Brooks Koepka with perhaps the biggest obstacle he needs to overcome in pursuit of victory at the PGA Championship.

Saudi and UAE see sufficient oil supplies, rising stocks

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:47
JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia: Oil supplies were sufficient and stockpiles were still rising despite massive output drops from Iran and Venezuela, said OPEC kingpin Saudi Arabia and key producer UAE on Sunday (May 19), as oil exporters met in Jeddah. Producer nations gathered to discuss how to stabilise a ...

Exclusive: Google suspends some business with Huawei after Trump blacklist - source

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:40
Alphabet Inc's Google has suspended business with Huawei that requires the transfer of hardware and software products except those covered by open source licenses, a source close to the matter told Reuters on Sunday, in a blow to the Chinese technology company that the U.S. government has sought ...

Tennis: Nadal beats Djokovic to win ninth Rome title

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:26
ROME: Rafael Nadal defeated Novak Djokovic 6-0, 4-6, 6-1 to win a ninth Italian Open title and a record 34rd Masters crown on Sunday (May 19). World number one Djokovic, winner at the Madrid Open last week, produced an error-strewn performance in his 54th meeting with second-ranked Nadal, who ...

Messi increases goal haul as Barca draw with Eibar

Mon, 05/20/2019 - 00:15
EIBAR, Spain: Barcelona captain and La Liga top scorer Lionel Messi rounded off a spectacular season by netting twice in a 2-2 draw away to Eibar in the champions' final game on Sunday, taking his tally to a remarkable 36 league goals. Eibar went ahead in the 20th minute with a strike from Barca's ...

Curious foreigners get rare chance to sample Emirati culture

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:37
DUBAI: No question was off limits for curious tourists and foreign residents of Dubai wanting to learn more about Emirati culture and the Muslim fasting month of Ramadan. Emiratis make up less than 10 per cent of those living in Dubai, the most populated emirate in the seven-emirate United Arab ...

Bomb blast hits tourist bus near Egypt pyramids, injuring 17

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:27
GIZA, Egypt: A bomb blast hit a tourist bus near Egypt's famed Giza pyramids on Sunday (May 19), wounding at least 17 people, including South Africans, in the latest blow to the country's tourism industry. The roadside bomb went off as the bus was being driven in Giza, also causing injuries to ...

Cycling: Roglic rampage leaves Yates reeling at Giro d'Italia

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:19
SAN MARINO: Slovenian ace Primoz Roglic set a serious marker on the Giro d'Italia on Sunday (May 19), not only winning the stage nine individual time-trial, but damaging several key title rivals in the process. European champion and world one-hour record holder Victor Campenaerts was second on the ...

Singapore's biggest challenge is to build 'a sense of unity' amid 'tremendous changes': DPM Heng

Sun, 05/19/2019 - 23:10
ST GALLEN, Switzerland: Deputy Prime Minister (DPM) and Finance Minister Heng Swee Keat said Singapore must continue to "learn how to evolve and improve our systems" and adopt useful policies from other countries. Speaking at the sidelines of the recent 49th St Gallen Symposium in Switzerland, Mr ...