Apple loses more ground in smartphone market

Apple lost more ground in the shrinking smartphone market last quarter, with a sales tracker saying the tech giant was pushed off the top-three seller list by a Chinese rival. Apple fell to fourth place in global smartphone sales, shipping 35.3 million iPhones in the second quarter compared to the 36.2 million units shipped by […]


Tornado rips across southwest Luxembourg, seven injured

A huge tornado ripped across southwest Luxembourg on Friday leaving at least seven people injured, authorities said, as images posted on social media showed the powerful twister whipping roofs and other debris into the air. With winds reaching 128 kilometres per hour (80 miles per hour), according to the meteorological office, the tornado smashed through […]


US-China trade deal in doubt, Trump says US ‘not ready’

President Donald Trump cast more doubt on chances for a trade deal with Beijing on Friday, signaling he might cancel talks set for September amid an intensifying US-China trade war. “We’ll see whether or not we keep our meeting in September,” Trump told reporters at the White House before heading out for fundraisers in New […]


Bouzkova advances in Toronto as Wimbledon champ Halep retires

Wimbledon champion Simona Halep retired injured after dropping the first set of her WTA quarter-final match in Toronto to Czech qualifier Marie Bouzkova. Romania’s Halep, the defending Canadian champion who beat 23-time Grand Slam winner Serena Williams in the Wimbledon final last month, had dropped the first set 6-4 when she called for the trainer […]


Hopes and fears as Rugby World Cup warm-ups begin

Excitement will be mixed with concern when four of Europe’s leading rugby nations begin their World Cup warm-up programme this weekend. Ireland play Italy in Dublin on Saturday, with England facing Wales at Twickenham a day later. While some players can be reasonably certain of being on the plane to Japan, for others the next […]


Serena dominates Osaka to reach Toronto semis

Serena Williams powered past Naomi Osaka 6-3, 6-4 on Friday to reach the semi-finals of the WTA tournament in Toronto. In a rematch of last year’s controversial US Open final won by Osaka, eighth-seeded Williams was firing on all cylinders against the second-seeded Japanese star. The 23-time Grand Slam champion fired 12 aces and didn’t […]


Jokowi Gathers Input on Indonesia’s Planned Nickel Export Ban

Indonesia is weighing whether to advance the timeline for a planned ban on exports of mineral ores, the country’s trade minister said a day after nickel prices surged on speculation the Southeast Asian nation will halt shipments. President Joko Widodo is gathering input from the Ministry of Energy and Mineral Resources about the impact of […]


Hong Kong Braces for a Weekend of Demonstrations, Airport Sit-In

Hong Kong braced for a series of protests and a sit-in demonstration at the airport as the city entered its 10th straight weekend of anti-China demonstrations. The Hong Kong Airport Authority bolstered security at the airport on Friday as protesters gathered at the arrivals hall. Only departing passengers with tickets or boarding passes and valid […]


New construction of Samdam brewery in Kaesong

A new Samdam brewery was built at Mamicheon-ga, at the foot of Mt. Songak in Kaesong. This medicinal treatment, called ginseng sand steam, is effective in treating various diseases such as neuralgia, arthritis, chronic gastritis, arteriosclerosis, and herniated disc herniation. The newly-launched ryokan is fully equipped with medical and convenience services including treatment rooms, bedrooms, […]


The State Attorney General orders the indictment of defendants to perform community service in Khorfakkan

Counselor Dr. Hamad Saif Al Shamsi has ordered the Public Prosecutor to oblige those accused of performing community service to clean roads and public parks through the Khorfakkan Community Police Department and the Khorfakkan Municipality under the supervision of Khorfakkan Prosecution. The Federal Bureau of Investigation of the Office of the Attorney General has recorded […]