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‘Twerk’ request doesn’t eclipse Ballon d’Or win, says Norwegian striker Hegerberg

‘Twerk’ request doesn’t eclipse Ballon d’Or win, says Norwegian striker Hegerberg

PARIS:Norwegian striker Ada Hegerberg said the introduction of a women’s Ballon d’Or was a “big step forward” for the game, playing down suggestions her historic victory was overshadowed after being asked to perform a ‘twerk’ live on stage.The Lyon star — whose prolific form in front of goal helped the French club secure a third successive […]

Minister puts rumours to rest, says govt not cancelling any contract

Minister puts rumours to rest, says govt not cancelling any contract

LAHORE: The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is not terminating any contract initiated by its predecessors, said Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources Ghulam Sarwar Khan.Referring to rumours of renegotiation of the liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal with Qatar, Khan said that the LNG contract was for 15 years, the details of which could not be made […]

Argentina’s Macri says accusations against Saudi crown prince may be discussed at G20

Argentina’s Macri says accusations against Saudi crown prince may be discussed at G20

BUENOS AIRES:Argentine President Mauricio Macri said on Thursday that accusations against Saudi Crown Prince Mohammed bin Salman of war crimes and torture may be discussed during the G20 summit, which starts on Friday. Saudi crown prince arrives in Buenos Aires for G20 “Regarding the crown prince, who is attending this summit, Saudi Arabia is a […]

Yasir ‘best ever’ says Pakistan coach

Yasir ‘best ever’ says Pakistan coach

DUBAI (AFP) – Pakistan s head coach Mickey Arthur said on Tuesday that Yasir Shah s 14-wicket haul in the second Test against New Zealand featured some of the best leg-spinning ever seen.The 32-year-old, who took 8-41 on Monday, had figures of 6-143 in the second innings for a match haul of 14-184.New Zealand — following-on after […]

Senate brawl: Fawad Ch says will not tender apology

Senate brawl: Fawad Ch says will not tender apology

Federal minister for information and broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry on Thursday made it overtly clear that he would not tender apology in upper house of the parliament over what was generally perceived as ‘inappropriate behavior’ by the Senate Chairman Sadiq Sanjrani. He made these remarks in Dunya Kamran Khan Kay Sath. Terming Sanjrani an accidental chairman, […]

Langer says ball-tampering ‘an international problem’

Langer says ball-tampering ‘an international problem’

SYDNEY (AFP) – Australia coach Justin Langer claims there is a worldwide problem with ball-tampering, partly due to unresponsive pitches, while vowing it will never happen under his watch.The former Test opener, appointed when Darren Lehmann quit in the aftermath of a cheating scandal in South Africa this year, has been working to fix the […]

US Constitution doesn’t cover birthright citizenship, says Trump

US Constitution doesn’t cover birthright citizenship, says Trump

WASHINGTON DC: President Donald Trump said on Wednesday the US Constitution does not guarantee the right to citizenship to everyone born in the country and he would continue his push to end it, bringing his tough line on immigration to the fore as the country heads into next week’s congressional elections.“So-called Birthright Citizenship, which costs our Country billions of […]

US invites Putin to Washington, but says get out of Ukraine

US invites Putin to Washington, but says get out of Ukraine

TBILISI (Reuters) – The White House has formally invited President Vladimir Putin to Washington, U.S. National Security Advisor John Bolton said on Friday, returning to an idea that was put on hold in July amid anger in the U.S. over the prospect of such a summit.President Donald Trump held a summit with Putin in Helsinki, […]

Australia need ‘kick up backside’, says spin legend Warne

Australia need ‘kick up backside’, says spin legend Warne

SYDNEY= (AFP) – Shane Warne has dismissed Australia’s struggling Test side as “ordinary” and said they needed a “kick up the backside” after their series flop against Pakistan.Australia suffered a 373-run defeat against Pakistan in the second of the two-Test series last week after a familiar batting collapse, following a fightback to secure a draw […]

Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled in December

Musk says LA Hyperloop tunnel to be unveiled in December

Elon Musk’s Hyperloop ultra high-speed transport system will be unveiled in Los Angeles in early December with free test rides to the public, the entrepreneur announced.“The first tunnel is almost done,” Musk said on Twitter late Sunday night. “Opens Dec 10.”Responding to comments on Twitter, Musk said there would be an opening event that night […]

Govt striving for investor friendly environment, says PM Imran at Riyadh conference

Govt striving for investor friendly environment, says PM Imran at Riyadh conference

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Tuesday spoke at the first day of the Davos in the Desert conference on the special invitation of Saudi King Salman bin Abdel Aziz in Riyadh.The premier talked about seeking loans to remedy Pakistan’s economic crisis and how the government had been striving to foster an environment conducive to investment.“What we are hoping is that […]

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