Archive of July 2016

Olympics: IOC rejects criticism over handling of Russia doping

RIO DE JANEIRO: International Olympic Committee chief Thomas Bach on Sunday rejected criticism of his handling of the Russia drugs scandal, taking a thinly veiled...

Congo opposition chief demands Kabila quits, elections by end 2016

KINSHASA: Congo's veteran opposition chief Etienne Tshisekedi on Sunday called for elections to be held this year and for President Joseph Kabila to step down...

Formula One: Verstappen says he had to avoid Rosberg crash

HOCKENHEIM: Dutch teenager Max Verstappen claimed he would have crashed into Nico Rosberg if he had not driven off the track to avoid him on...

West Indies v India 2nd Test scoreboard

KINGSTON: Scoreboard at lunch on the second day of the second Test between the West Indies and India at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Sunday:West...

Walker leads Day by one going into final round of PGA

SPRINGFIELD: Jimmy Walker birdied the last for a one-shot lead over Jason Day after Sunday's completion of the weather-interrupted third round of the PGA Championship...

Monte dei Paschi's last-ditch rescue plan faces high hurdles

MILAN: With the ink barely dry on its bailout plan, Italian bank Monte dei Paschi di Siena faces a Herculean task convincing investors to back...

Wall St Week Ahead-Data in focus as market struggles for direction

NEW YORK: Wall Street, seeking direction as the S&P 500 has been stuck in a narrow trading range for 12 days, will next week shift...

China issues warning ahead of Typhoon Nida

BEIJING: China issued a "yellow alert" for Typhoon Nida, predicting it would hit the southern province of Guangdong on Tuesday, state-owned Xinhua news agency reported.The...

China's Sinopec says section of gas pipeline reopened after fire

BEIJING: China's Sinopec said a section of the Sichuan-East China gas pipeline reopened on Saturday, 10 days after it was hit by a landslide and...

Bangladesh fuel oil tender attracts lower premiums than term deals

DHAKA: Bangladesh Petroleum Corp (BPC) has received offers in its first tender to buy fuel oil at premiums lower than its term deals, two company...