Barcelona, Dortmund clutching Champions League lifelines

Barcelona and Borussia Dortmund are among the top scorers in the Champions League this season and will need their sharp-shooters at their deadliest to stay in the hunt for Europe’s biggest prize.Both sides are aiming to pull off unlikely comebacks in q…

April 19, 2017

Mattis in Riyadh to boost US-Saudi alliance

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is in Saudi Arabia Wednesday to reinvigorate the Riyadh-Washington alliance, with both seeing a common adversary in Iran and its “destabilising” activities.The United States and Saudi Arabia have a decades-old relationsh…

April 19, 2017

US again puts faith in China to rein in North Korea

After a few days of saber-rattling, US President Donald Trump’s administration has reverted to the same North Korea policy as its predecessor: relying on China to control Pyongyang.The USS Carl Vinson carrier battle group, which Trump boasted last week…

April 19, 2017

Key leopard population ‘crashing’, study warns

The leopard population in a region of South Africa once thick with the big cats is crashing, and could be wiped out within a few years, scientists warned on Wednesday.Illegal killing of leopards in the Soutpansberg Mountains has reduced their numbers b…

April 19, 2017