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Rock-solid Brazil living up to billing as World Cup favourites

AFP | While some of their biggest rivals have already fallen by the wayside in Russia, Brazil have been making serene progress towards the latter...

World Cup penalty drama as Russia set up Croatia quarter-final

AFP | Goalkeeper Igor Akinfeev was the hero as Russia beat 2010 winners Spain on penalties to set up a World Cup quarter-final against Croatia,...

16 teams make it through to World Cup’s knockout stages

AFP | After 15 days of triumphs, tears and controversy, the World Cup's group stage drew to a close on Thursday. Here, AFP Sport ranks...

From beep to boom: Europe hears call of Chinese phones

AFP | China's smartphone makers have long been confined to their enormous local market but this is fast changing, with a growing number of western...

Chinese-owned Mediapro grab French football TV rights in mega 1bn euro...

AFP | Chinese-owned Mediapro crashed French football's television rights party in style Tuesday, snapping up the right to broadcast Ligue 1 matches domestically for the...

Gang rape acquittal fires up Spain’s feminist movement

AFP | Spain's feminist movement is pushing for changes to the law after a court acquitted five men of gang-raping an 18-year-old woman at Pamplona's...

Catalonia’s Puigdemont granted bail in Germany

AFP | Catalan separatist leader Carles Puigdemont was set to walk out of German jail early Friday, as judges freed him on bail after rejecting...

Wrath for separatists in Spain but sympathy for Baloch insurgents from...

Mahnoor Shafqaat | Carles Puigdemont, Catalonia’s former President and separatist leader has been detained in Germany. His arrest comes after a European arrest warrant was...

Fashion giants Zara and H&M shore up firewalls against hackers

AFP | Logistics investments, new technology... Faced with fierce online competition from the likes of Amazon, affordable fashion giants Zara and H&M are shoring up...

China woos Europe through massive investments

News Desk | China’s Belt & Road initiative is a strategic project having great significance for China. China’s state-owned companies are turning this idea into...

What makes Singapore stronger than Qatar & UAE?

James M. Dorsey | The Gulf crisis that pits a United Arab Emirates-Saudi-led alliance against Qatar has emerged about more than a regional spat. It...

Canada enters the age of “Hijab Phobia”

Shiffa Yousafzai | The Western debate about Muslim women wearing “Hijab” and “Niqab” is not new and people, on both sides of the divide, have been...

Migrant crisis: Europe reaps what US foreign policy had sown

Raja Waqas Shabbir | The emergence of Islamic fundamentalism and hate against the 'Collective Western meddling' in the affairs of the Muslim countries, in particular,...

Is US still the only superpower in world?

Joseph Davis | The gradual, controlled demolition of the United States continues unabated. On the surface, this appears to be a global power shift from...

Brexit: Fight of ‘common British people’ against ‘global elite’

Simon Jeff | On June 23rd, 2016 the United Kingdom voted to leave the European Union 52% to 48% with a majority of 1.2 million...

More foreign policy blow back in Spain

Jacob G. Hornberger | Last week, 13 more people died in Spain as a consequence of U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East and Afghanistan....

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