Author Archives: AFP

Wales wary of Fiji’s reputation

OITA (Japan): Wales will look to ramp up their performance to another level against Fiji today, amid constant reminders of their costly loss to the Pacific islanders in the 2007…

Japan aim beyond q-finals

TOKYO: Japan have publicly set themselves the target of reaching the Rugby World Cup quarter-finals — but privately the tournament hosts have far loftier goals. Yuichiro Fujii, Japan’s technical chief,…

Liverpool out to end title drought

LONDON: Liverpool have lived through enough near misses in 30 years not to take anything for granted in October, but an eight-point lead in the Premier League gives Jurgen Klopp’s…

Venezuelans turn to alternative medicine

The small waiting room at the home of self-styled healer ‘Brother Guayanes’ in Caracas’ rundown Petare district fills up quickly with patients — business has never been better. With Venezuela’s…

UK firms stock up in last Brexit stretch

LONDON: British companies are ramping up preparations ahead of Brexit, spearheaded by the food and drink sectors stockpiling extra ingredients and bottles. ‘Get ready for Brexit’ is the UK government’s…

Grab threatened with RM87m fine

KUALA LUMPUR: Malaysia’s competition watchdog yesterday threatened to hit Grab with a $21 million fine for practices that allegedly reduce competition, the latest problem for the ride-hailing giant. Grab is…