Testosterone a ‘significant’ boost for women athletes

Women runners born with high testosterone levels enjoy a “significant competitive advantage”, said a study Tuesday that could reignite debate on the future participation of athletes whose gender was questioned.The study, jointly sponsored by the sporti…

July 3, 2017

Afghan-American brings immigrant tales to Times Square

They may be fast disappearing from the streets of New York, but an Afghan-American artist has installed public telephone booths in Times Square to spotlight the immigrant experience in Donald Trump’s America.New York today boasts no more than four publ…

July 3, 2017

Woods released from program, to continue treatment

Former world number one Tiger Woods says he has finished a program to help him manage his medications, following his arrest in May for impaired driving.Woods said he would move forward with his next round of treatment to ease back pain and sleep issues…

July 3, 2017

Ex-Ukrainian defense minister calls for terror attacks in Russia

Former Ukrainian defense minister, Anatoly Gritsenko, has urged Kiev to stage its own terror attacks in Russia in response to car bomb attacks targeting Ukrainian security officials which he unsubstantially blamed on Moscow. Read Full Art…

July 3, 2017

Austria ready to deploy army at Italy border

Austria will “very soon” impose border checks and deploy soldiers on its frontier with Italy if the influx of migrants across the Mediterranean does not slow, Vienna’s defence minister was quoted as saying Monday.”I expect that very soon border control…

July 3, 2017

Azarenka takes baby steps in Wimbledon comeback

Former world number one Victoria Azarenka reached the second round at Wimbledon on Monday in what was her first major match since giving birth to her first child, Leo, in December.Azarenka, who reached the semi-finals at the All England Club in 2011 an…

July 3, 2017

Fed chair Yellen hospitalized in London, released

Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen was hospitalized over the weekend in London but released on Monday, the Fed said.Yellen was admitted to the hospital on Friday to be treated for a urinary tract infection, but is returning to Washington and “expects t…

July 3, 2017

Microsoft plans layoffs in sales force shake-up: reports

Microsoft is planning layoffs as it refocuses its sales force on making the software colossus a pivotal part of businesses relying on cloud computing, according to media reports.While many reports forecast the changes would result in thousands of job c…

July 3, 2017

UN tells Qatar to mend fences with Gulf neighbours

The UN Security Council has told Qatar to sort out its differences with its Gulf neighbors, China’s ambassador said Monday, indicating the top UN body would not get involved in the dispute.Qatari Foreign Minister Sheikh Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Than…

July 3, 2017

Brazil president confirms G20 trip

Brazil’s scandal-hit President Michel Temer reversed a plan to skip this week’s G20 summit and will make the journey to Germany for Friday’s gathering after all, his office said Monday.”The president’s trip to the G20 is confirmed,” a source in the pre…

July 3, 2017

Israel says flights resume after aerial jam

Israel’s main international airport returned to normal Monday evening after temporary flight delays, the Israel Airports Authority said, blaming crowded summer skies for disruptions.IAA spokesman Ofer Lefler told AFP that there had been a brief logjam …

July 3, 2017

Vettel escapes further punishment over Baku road rage

Ferrari driver Sebastian Vettel’s collision with Mercedes’ Lewis Hamilton during the Azerbaijan Grand Prix was deliberate but he will face no further sanction, Formula One’s governing body the FIA ruled on Monday.Germany’s Vettel had driven his Ferrari…

July 3, 2017

Wawrinka knocked out of Wimbledon by first-time winner

Swiss fifth seed and French Open runner-up Stan Wawrinka was knocked out of Wimbledon in the first round by Russia’s Daniil Medvedev on Monday, losing 6-4, 3-6, 6-4, 6-1.World number 49 Medvedev, making his Wimbledon debut, goes on to face Belgian qual…

July 3, 2017