Author Archives: AFP

Indonesia slashes rates again

JAKARTA: Indonesia’s central bank slashed interest rates on Thursday for the third month in a row as Southeast Asia’s biggest economy feels the sting of the US-China trade war and…

PSG tear apart Real Madrid

PARIS: Angel Di Maria was hailed as “exceptional” after scoring twice against his former club as Paris Saint-Germain shrugged off the absences of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and thrashed Real…

Fight Mayweather or retire, Pacquiao told

LOS ANGELES: Veteran boxing promoter Bob Arum believes Manny Pacquiao should retire from the sport soon unless he can land a lucrative rematch with Floyd Mayweather.Arum, who promoted Pacquiao during…

City ignore injuries, sink Shakhtar

KHARKIV (Ukraine): Pep Guardiola insisted he never doubted Manchester City could cope with their defensive injury crisis as his side made a flying start to the Champions League campaign with…

Iran banned after fighter loses semis

PARIS: Iran has been suspended from international judo for ordering a judoka to lose at the world championships to avoid facing an Israeli, the International Judo Federation (IJF) said on…

Thomas to lead UK charge

LONDON: Geraint Thomas will lead Great Britain’s charge on home soil in both the road race and time trial at the world championships later this month.The 2018 Tour de France…

Curry plans to play for US in Tokyo

SAN FRANCISCO: Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry says he expects to play for the United States at next year’s Tokyo Olympics, telling ESPN: “That is the plan, for sure.” The…

Asian markets mostly up

HONG KONG: Asian markets mostly rose yesterday after the Federal Reserve cut interest rates, but investors were left unsure about its next possible move. While the Fed met expectations with a…

Huawei unveils sanction-hit phone

BERLIN: Chinese tech giant Huawei launched its latest high-end smartphone in Munich yesterday, the first that could be void of popular Google apps because of US sanctions. Observers are asking whether…

Probe into suspected spying

BERLIN: German prosecutors have opened an investigation into suspected internal spying by employees of European aviation giant Airbus over two arms projects, sources said Wednesday. The suspicions arose “a few…