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January 16, 2019 12:00 AM Shiffrin scorches to 53rd WC win

KRONPLATZ, Italy: Olympic champion Mikaela Shiffrin continued her incredibly rich vein of form with her 53rd World Cup victory in Kronplatz’s giant slalom on Tuesday.The 23-year-old American, the double defending World Cup overall champion, clocked a combined total of 2min 04.75sec over two runs, having taken a 1.39sec lead over the first descent. France’s 65

January 16, 2019 12:00 AM French FM visits Iraq holy city in first, pledges loan

NAJAF, Iraq: France´s top diplomat Jean-Yves Le Drian met with a leading cleric in Iraq´s Najaf on Tuesday, the first time a French foreign minister has visited the holy city. The visit to the revered southern city capped Le Drian´s packed two-day trip to Iraq, during which he announced new support for the country´s reconstruction efforts. France would 32

January 14, 2019 12:00 AM South African football ‘giant’ Masinga dies

JOHANNESBURG: Former South Africa star Philemon ‘Chippa’ Masinga died Sunday aged 49 in a Johannesburg hospital from cancer, the national football association said in a statement. “We have lost a giant of South African football,” said football association president Danny Jordaan. “This is a sad day and I am gutted.“I saw him last Sunday before I flew to Dakar 16

January 13, 2019 12:00 AM Hirscher trumps Henrik in giant slalom

ADELBODEN, Switzerland: Austria’s world and Olympic champion Marcel Hirscher trumped Norwegian arch-rival Henrik Kristoffersen to claim victory in Saturday’s World Cup giant slalom in Adelboden. The 29-year-old Austrian was second after the first run dominated by the Norwegian, but laid down the quickest second run to snatch victory by an impressive 10

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM Veteran Seppi, Barty reach semis

SYDNEY: Veteran Andreas Seppi on Thursday derailed top seed Stefanos Tsitsipas’ Sydney International title hopes, while homegrown rising star Ashleigh Barty claimed another top scalp to also make the semi-finals. Seppi, 14 years older than his 20-year-old Greek opponent, has only won three ATP titles in his career, but called on all his experience as he battled 12

January 11, 2019 12:00 AM EU’s court adviser sides with Google

LUXEMBOURG: An EU rule forcing search engines to comply with requests to remove links should be limited to Europe, the senior legal advisor to the bloc’s top court said on Thursday in a boost for web giant Google. The legal clash pits Google against France over the "right to be forgotten" rule, which the US firm would like to see limited to European 8

January 6, 2019 12:00 AM Sudanese journalist detained for backing protests freed

KHARTOUM: A prominent Sudanese journalist who had been detained for expressing his support for anti-government protests has been freed, he told AFP on Saturday. Faisal Mohamed Salih had been arrested on Thursday from his office by agents of the country’s powerful National Intelligence and Security Service (NISS). Salih, recipient of the 2013 Peter Mackler 12

December 31, 2018 12:00 AM Omni shifted Rs27 bn from Dubai to other locations

LONDON/ISLAMABAD: A Dubai-based private company owned by Omni Group Chairman Anwar Majeed’s family made transactions worth around Rs27 billion from Dubai to various jurisdictions including around 20 payments of nearly £1 million into the account of the son of former High Commissioner to Britain, according to the Joint Investigation Team (JIT) report 13

December 30, 2018 12:00 AM Australia down France at Hopman

PERTH, Australia: Local favourite Matthew Ebden’s come-from-behind win ensured Australia beat France on the opening day of the mixed teams Hopman Cup in Perth Saturday. Ebden came from a set down to beat the higher ranked Lucas Pouille as he and Ashleigh Barty beat the French duo of Pouille and Alize Cornet 2-1 in their Group A tie. World number 15 Barty 18

December 23, 2018 1:20 AM Visa policy review likely to revive tourism: Fawad

ISLAMABAD: The government is planning to ease visa restrictions for visitors from 55 countries, including most European nations, in a bid to revive tourism that was devastated by violence in the fallout from the 9/11 attacks in the United States. “We are reviewing our visa policies. We are trying to bring 55 countries into a visa-free region, which includes 25