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US markets decline on Thursday as treasury yields extend climb

The US markets declined on Thursday as a recent jump by US treasury yields has raised concerns about the outlook for interest rates. With the ten-year yield reaching its highest levels in over seven years, traders seem worried the Federal Reserve may raise rates more aggressively than currently anticipated. Adding ... Read More »

I am a victim of sexual assault, reveals Kellyanne Conway

Washington DC : White House counselor Kellyanne Conway opened up about being sexually assaulted in the past and expressed empathy for other victims of sexual assault. “I feel very empathetic for victims of sexual assault, sexual harassment, and rape. I’m a victim of sexual assault,” she told CNN. However, Conway, while speaking ... Read More »

China not seeking to displace US as top power: FM

New York : Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed fears Friday that his country was seeking to overtake the United States as the pre-eminent world power, saying Beijing wants global harmony. Pointing to recent works of US scholars who say China is stepping up efforts for hegemony, Wang said: “I want ... Read More »

Saudi Arabia Warns Possible Floods In Mecca

RIYADH: Saudi Meteorology Authority announced on Sunday of the possibility of floods in Mecca because of medium to heavy rain, the Al Akhbariya reported.The authority forecasted that the unstable weather that covers Mecca, Minna and Arafat would continue this night. The rain occurs while around two million pilgrims are residing in ... Read More »

England sink Sweden to clinch World Cup semi-final berth

Leicester defender Maguire headed in the opening goal from a corner on 30 minutes, with Alli adding a second just before the hour. Goalkeeper Jordan Pickford then produced a series of crucial saves in the final half-hour to seal England’s long-awaited spot in the last four. It was just a ... Read More »

FIFA World Cup: Brazil to take on Belgium in 2nd QF

Brazil have peaked at the right time and are a dangerous entity when it comes to big games. Belgium won’t be pushovers as they exhibited their fighting spirit against Japan. Brazil go into the tie as favorites and could pose a lot of threat, given Belgium have a vulnerable defense. ... Read More »

Chadli fires Belgium into World Cup’s last eight

Chadli’s superbly worked goal in the fourth minute of stoppage time yesterday was the final act of an epic last-16 battle that saw Belgium become the first team in 48 years to successfully overturn a 2-0 deficit in a World Cup knockout game. The Red Devils will face five-time champions ... Read More »

Fifa World Cup 2018: Japan, Columbia reach last 16

Japan lost to Poland in their final World Cup group game – but reached the last 16 by having a better disciplinary record than Senegal. Japan will take on Belgium in the round of 16. Yerry Mina’s second-half header sent Colombia last-16 of the FIFA World Cup at the expense ... Read More »

Thiago, Paulinho steer Brazil into World Cup’s last 16

Paulinho put Brazil ahead with a superb dinked finish on 36 minutes before Neymar swung in a cross for Thiago Silva to header the Selecao’s second goal with 22 minutes left in Moscow. Having opened his Russia 2018 account with the second of Brazil’s two late goals in Friday’s 2-0 ... Read More »

Defending champion Germany eliminated from World Cup

The four-time champions lost to South Korea 2-0 on Wednesday, allowing a pair of injury-time goals while knowing a 1-0 victory would have been enough to advance because of the result in the other group match. Germany ended up last in Group F while Sweden and Mexico advanced to the ... Read More »

Argentina enter World Cup pre-quarters with 2-1 win over Nigeria

Rojo scored the winner for Argentina in the 86th minute after Victor Moses’ penalty conversion in the 51st minute had cancelled out Lionel Messi’s strike in the 14th minute. Following the win, Argentina have four points in total and they are second in the table, behind Croatia, who have nine points. The other two ... Read More »

Malaysian PM revives age-old water row with Singapore

Kuala Lumpur : Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said yesterday he wants to renegotiate a “ridiculous” water supply agreement with Singapore, the latest sign of fraying ties between the neighbours since last month’s shock election. The 92-year-old returned for a second time as premier after his opposition alliance scored an unexpected ... Read More »

Modi holds talks with Seychelles president

New Delhi : Talks between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Seychelles President Danny Faure are underway, during which cooperation in key areas such as defence and security is expected to be discussed. The meeting between the two leaders is going on at Hyderabad House. Ministry of External Affairs Spokesperson Raveesh Kumar ... Read More »