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July 9, 2018 12:00 AM Lula should remain in prison, rules Brazil appeals court judge

SAO PAULO: The Brazilian appeals court judge responsible for the bribery case that has imprisoned former President Lula da Silva overruled an order to release the leftist icon on Sunday. Earlier in the day, another appellate judge had issued a decision to free Lula, which was blocked by Federal Judge Sargio Moro, who sent Lula to prison on the corruption

July 8, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan ranked among 25 most powerful countries: report

WASHINGTON: Pakistan has dropped two positions to 22 in the list of most powerful countries in the world leaving Singapore, Spain and Brazil behind in a new global ranking. As per the list published by US News and World Report, an American media house publishing since 1933 has placed the South Asian country at the 22nd spot. The ranking is based on the influence

July 7, 2018 12:00 AM Brazil’s Supreme Court removes labour minister day after execs arrested

BRASILIA/RIO DE JANEIRO: Brazil´s Supreme Court has removed the nation´s labor minister from his post at the request of prosecutors, lawyers for the official said on Thursday, just a day after authorities arrested multiple high-ranking executives in a separate graft sting. The court removed Helton Yomura temporarily at the request of federal prosecutors 3

July 6, 2018 12:00 AM Costa Rica splits with coach Ramirez

SAN JOSE: Costa Rica’s football federation has parted ways with coach Oscar Ramirez after a disappointing World Cup showing by the Central American nation. “Oscar Ramirez will not continue as coach, his contract has expired,” the federation’s president Rodolfo Villalobos told a press conference. Costa Rica went out of the competition in the group stage 5

June 26, 2018 12:00 AM SCCI team off to Brazil

SIALKOT: A 11-member business delegation of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) headed by Khawaja Wajid Ali left for Brazil on Monday. The leader of business delegation said the visit will pave the way for enhancing bilateral trade between the two countries. Talking to reporters before leaving for Brazil, Ali said that delegation will hold series 1

June 24, 2018 12:00 AM Real sign teenage Ukrainian goalkeeper

MADRID: Real Madrid have signed 19-year-old goalkeeper Andriy Lunin from Zorya Luhansk, the European champions announced on Saturday. “He is distinguished by his size, 1.91 metres (6’3”), and has signed for six seasons,” Real wrote on their website, adding that Lunin was “young but experienced,” having already made his international debut

June 22, 2018 5:49 PM Ahmed Raza’s journey from Sialkot to FIFA World Cup will be documented by SOC Films

Fifteen year old Ahmed Raza who conducted the coin-toss for Brazil vs. Costa Rica game on Friday expressed his delight on having his dream fulfilled. The Pakistani teenager on being a part of the FIFA World Cup 2018 has stated: “I could have never imagined that I would be here. I am so happy to be at the St. Petersburg Stadium.” Hailing from Sialkot 6

June 21, 2018 12:00 AM Neymar back training ahead of Costa Rica game: Brazilian FA

SOCHI: Neymar was back in training for Brazil on Wednesday ahead of their World Cup clash with Costa Rica, 24 hours after limping out of a session with an ankle problem. “Brazil team training under way and Neymar participating normally,” tweeted the Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF).The session was closed to the media, but the CBF also posted a short 3

June 20, 2018 12:00 AM Brazil complain to FIFA over non-use of VAR technology

SOCHI: The Brazilian Football Confederation (CBF) has asked FIFA why the Video Assistant Referee (VAR) was not used to review two key decisions they believe hindered their side during Sunday’s 1-1 draw with Switzerland. Brazil players complained long and hard that defender Miranda was pushed by Steven Zuber when he headed home Switzerland’s equaliser 1

June 19, 2018 12:00 AM Pakistan has capacity to overcome monetary crisis: experts

BEIJING: Building sound economic fundamentals is the best way to allay a currency crisis in Pakistan, Economic experts said here on Monday. Global Times quoting some Chinese experts said Pakistan economy has potential to overcome its monetary crisis. Pakistan's central bank recently devalued the Pakistani rupee for the third time in six months, stoking 2