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January 21, 2018 12:00 AM Phelps opens up about battling anxiety, depression

LOS ANGELES: Swimming great Michael Phelps revealed that he has battled severe anxiety and depression for much of his life which drove him to consider suicide after his success at the 2012 Olympics. Speaking at a mental health conference in Chicago on Tuesday, the 23-time Olympic gold medal winner talked openly about his long battle with crippling depression 1

January 14, 2018 12:00 AM China rescuers recover two bodies, black box from Iranian tanker

BEIJING: Chinese rescuers Saturday recovered two bodies and the “black box” from a stricken Iranian oil tanker which has been ablaze for the past week off the east coast of China, the transport ministry said. The Sanchi, carrying 136,000 tonnes of light crude oil from Iran, has been in flames since colliding with the CF Crystal, a Hong Kong-registered 3

January 10, 2018 12:00 AM Ex-Chinese mly chief of staff under investigation

BEIJING: A former chief of staff of China’s military is under investigation on "suspicion of bribery", state media said o Tuesday, as Xi Jinping’s sweeping anti-graft crackdown claimed another top general. Fang Fenghui was appointed to the PLA’s top post in 2012. But he was abruptly replaced in late August amid a stand-off with India over a territorial 3

January 9, 2018 3:22 PM Pakistan, China sign MoU to enhance co-operation in foreign affairs

BEIJING: Pakistan and China on Tuesday signed a memorandum of understanding on co-operation between the Foreign Service Academy of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and Foreign Affairs University of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the PRC. The signing ceremony was held today at the embassy in Beijing, a statement from the embassy said. Â Pakistan ambassador 1

January 7, 2018 12:00 AM US winter storm causes travel headaches at NY airport

NEW YORK: A deadly winter storm that walloped a large swath of the United States wreaked havoc on Saturday at several airports, with passengers arriving in New York complaining of being stranded on the tarmac for hours. A "bomb cyclone" that raked the northeastern part of the country with heavy snowfall, glacial temperatures and high winds had forced 1

January 6, 2018 12:00 AM China aims to get more cross-border transactions done in yuan

BEIJING: China will encourage companies to increase their use of yuan for settling cross-border trade deals and support foreigners´ use of the currency for direct investments in the country, the central bank said on Friday. Beijing has been promoting the international use of the yuan since 2009, and yuan settlement accounted for 16.9 percent of China 2

December 22, 2017 12:00 AM China, Pak, Afghan trilateral meeting in Beijing next week

BEIJING: The first round of China-Afghanistan-Pakistan trilateral Foreign Ministers’ dialogue will be held in Beijing on December 26. On the invitation of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, Foreign Minister Salahuddin Rabbani of Afghanistan and Foreign Minister Khawaja Asif of Pakistan will head delegations to attend the dialogue, Chinese Foreign Ministry 2

December 21, 2017 12:00 AM Slovenian biathlete fails Vancouver 2010 re-test

LAUSANNE: Slovenian biathlete Teja Gregorin has tested positive for doping after reanalysis of samples taken at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, the International Olympic Committee announced on Wednesday. Gregorin, 37, is the only athlete to have been caught by retrospective testing at the 2010 Games. She tested positive for an anabolic steroid 2

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM Yao formally appointed envoy to Pakistan

BEIJING: President Xi Jinping formally appointed a seasoned diplomat Yao Jing as Chinese ambassador to Pakistan. The appointment was made upon approval from the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress, according to a statement by the national legislature. Yao Jing will soon present his diplomatic credentials to President of Pakistan in Islamabad

December 17, 2017 12:00 AM Britain eyes trade deal with EU

BEIJING: British Finance Minister Philip Hammond said it is likely Britain will want to negotiate a bespoke arrangement for future trade deals with the European Union. Speaking at a press conference in Beijing on Saturday with Chinese Vice Premier Ma Kai and Chinese Vice Finance Minister Shi Yaobin, Hammond said he expected that the United Kingdom would 5