US judge blocks restrictive Missouri abortion law

A Missouri court Tuesday temporarily suspended a restrictive abortion law that was set to come into effect the following day in the conservative central US state. Kansas City Judge Howard Sachs said the law, which bans abortions after the eighth week of pregnancy, violates the Supreme Court’s ruling that guarantees the right to an abortion […]


Hollywood French film fest links with Amazon, Netflix

Hollywood’s French film festival will showcase movies from streaming giants Amazon and Netflix next month in a bid to boost Gallic cinema in the United States. The 23rd COLCOA — the world’s largest festival dedicated to French film — will open with “Les Miserables,” a debut feature that was bought by Amazon after it won […]


Mexico strikes deal with gas companies in pipeline row

Mexico’s president said Tuesday his government has reached a deal with gas pipeline operators to settle a dispute over contracts signed under his predecessor, defusing a row that had spooked investors. President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said the deal, reached with four companies based in the US, Canada and Mexico, would save the government $4.5 […]


Historic club Bury expelled from English league, Bolton in remission

Historic football club Bury on Tuesday became the first team to be expelled from the English Football League in over two decades after a takeover bid collapsed. The two-time FA Cup winners, who only a few months ago were celebrating promotion to the third tier, lost all hope of salvation when a takeover bid fell […]


Rooney gets extra ban after red card

Wayne Rooney was handed an additional one-game ban on Tuesday following his sending off for D.C. United against the New York Red Bulls on August 21, Major League Soccer confirmed. Rooney was given a red card for violent conduct after striking Red Bulls midfielder Cristian Casseres with a forearm during a penalty box collision. The […]


Neymar fulfils Netflix ‘dream’ as Barca say transfer deal ‘closer’

Neymar said he had “realised” his dream with a cameo appearance in his favourite Netflix show as later Tuesday there was a fresh plot twist in his long-running Paris Saint-Germain transfer drama. The Brazil forward is anxious for a move back to Spain with both Barcelona and Real Madrid trying to seal a deal before […]


Tokyo stocks open modestly higher

Tokyo stocks opened slightly higher on Wednesday, as positive sentiment from China’s announcement of stimulus and bargain-hunting purchases offset the negative impact of losses on Wall Street. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was up 0.20 percent or 41.11 points at 20,497.19 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was up 0.13 percent or 1.92 […]


Ex-Malaysia PM Najib Razak Faces Court for Biggest 1MDB Corruption Trial

Malaysian prosecutors will seek to prove that Najib Razak acted together with fugitive financier Jho Low in their alleged roles in 1MDB, as the former premier faces his biggest trial linked to the troubled state fund. “In truth, Jho Low was the accused’s mirror image,” prosecutor Gopal Sri Ram said in his opening statement in […]


China’s Social Credit Tool to Monitor Companies Sparks Alarm

China’s new tool to monitor companies will be the most comprehensive system created by any government and could put some companies out of business, according to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China. The so-called corporate social credit system for companies will use real-time monitoring and processing to collect and interpret data, helping to […]


Commemoration of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea.

The commemoration of the founding of the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea was held. In this athletic competition, men’s long ball, women’s volleyball, table tennis, and Taekwondo games will be played in the Pyongyang Gymnasium, Youth Street Stadium, and Taekwondo Hall. At the same time, there are bar pull and a variety of sports entertainment […]