Sorry Italy condemned to World Cup play-offs

6 Oct

Giorgio Chiellini’s first-half goal was cancelled out by Aleksandar Trajkovski as Italy struggled to a 1-1 draw against Macedonia in Turin on Friday, condemning the four-time champions to the World Cup play-offs. Gian Piero Ventura’s side were jeered o…

Coutts calls time on America’s Cup racing

6 Oct

The America’s Cup’s most successful sailor, New Zealander Russell Coutts, announced Saturday he is walking away from yachting’s most glamourous event.The five-time winner of the oldest international sporting trophy said his involvement in the competiti…

England aren’t a one-man show says Kane

6 Oct

Harry Kane insists he isn’t England’s only hope of a successful run at next year’s World Cup.Gareth Southgate’s side booked their place at the finals in Russia with a lacklustre 1-0 win over Slovenia at Wembley on Thursday.England’s wretched display so…

US slaps more anti-dumping duties on Bombardier CSeries

6 Oct

The US Commerce Department on Friday slapped more duties on imports of Canadian manufacturer Bombardier’s new CSeries jetliners.One week after announcing a 220 percent countervailing duty on the aircraft, the United States added another “preliminary” a…

England must build bridges with fans – Southgate

6 Oct

Following England’s laborious qualification for the World Cup, manager Gareth Southgate has acknowledged there is a lack of empathy between his team and the country’s football fans.A sparse Wembley crowd groaned at England’s poor football and amused th…

Canadian doctors help 2,000 commit suicide in a year

6 Oct

Nearly 2,000 people with incurable diseases were helped to die by a doctor in the first year since Canada legalized medically-assisted suicide, according to a report published Friday. From the time Ottawa passed the legislation in June 2016 to June 30,…

Mexican photojournalist found dead after kidnapping

6 Oct

A photojournalist who received threats over his work has been found dead in northern Mexico a day after he was kidnapped, officials said Friday, making him the 11th journalist killed in the country this year.The government’s Mechanism to Protect Journa…

US lifts longstanding sanctions against Sudan

6 Oct

The United States lifted long-standing sanctions against Sudan on Friday, saying it had made progress fighting terrorism and easing humanitarian
distress, and also secured Khartoum’s commitment not to pursue arms deals with North Korea.

Pique jeers rain on Spain’s World Cup party

6 Oct

In the midst of Catalonia’s drive for independence, Gerard Pique was again centre of attention as he was met with a mixture of jeers and applause in Spain’s politicised World Cup qualifier against Albania on Friday.Pique made his 92nd appearance at int…

Brazil defender Silva suffers thigh injury

6 Oct

Brazil defender Thiago Silva will miss his country’s final 2018 World Cup qualifier against Chile on Tuesday with a thigh muscle injury he suffered in Thursday’s 0-0 draw against Bolivia.The 33-year-old Paris Saint-Germain centre-back hobbled off in th…

US to sell $15 bn THAAD missile defense to Saudi Arabia

6 Oct

The US government has approved the sale to Saudi Arabia of the advanced Terminal High Altitude Area Defense (THAAD) missile defense system for $15 billion, the State Department said Friday.”This sale furthers US national security and foreign policy int…