Author Archives: AFP

Striking EU with $7.5b in tariffs

WASHINGTON: Hours after getting the green light from the World Trade Organisation, Washington moved Wednesday to retaliate against the EU over illegal subsidies for Airbus, announcing tariffs on $7.5 billion…

Awaiting key EU ruling

WARSAW: Like hundreds of thousands of other Poles, 42-year-old Piotr Zientala anxiously awaits a crucial EU court ruling Thursday on the legality of Swiss franc mortgages which could determine his…

Asian markets take a tumble

HONG KONG: Asian markets tanked yesterday after a below-par US jobs report compounded worries about the world’s top economy, while the WTO fanned fresh trade war fears by allowing Washington…

Tobacco giant Imperial says CEO stepping down

LONDON: British tobacco giant Imperial Brands, which recently warned over a backlash against vaping in the United States, said yesterday that Chief Executive Alison Cooper is stepping down. Cooper, who…

Salah saves Liverpool from Salzburg shock

LIVERPOOL: Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp believes even the European champions have plenty of room for improvement after surviving a huge Champions League scare to beat Salzburg 4-3 after blowing a…

All Blacks warn rivals after Canada rout

OITA (Japan): The All Blacks warned their Rugby World Cup plans were starting to come together on Wednesday after a nine-try, 63-0 drubbing of Canada in steamy Oita. In gruelling,…

UK’s Asher-Smith, Holloway strike gold

DOHA: Dina Asher-Smith ended Britain’s 36-year wait for a short sprint title at the World Championships on Wednesday as Grant Holloway of the United States stormed to victory in the…

Hundreds arrested after protests

JAKARTA: More than 500 people were arrested after clashes in Indonesia’s capital amid nationwide protests against a raft of divisive reforms — including banning pre-marital sex and weakening the anti-graft…