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Reduce waste, save money: France’s poorest city goes green

At her home in Roubaix, a former industrial centre in northern France that is now the country’s poorest city, Magdalene Deleporte is making her own deodorant. “It is fast and super easy,” she says, giving a demonstration with a recipe involving coconut oil, baking powder and a few drops of fragrant oils. “It takes five […]

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After ditching catwalk calendar, Alexander Wang feels ‘liberated’

American designer Alexander Wang is showing his line when he wants, not when Planet Fashion schedules a series of catwalk shows. He has launched a new handbag collection with luxury label Bulgari. The style wunderkind-turned-industry power player, who is based in New York, says he feels “very liberated” in a world where reinvention is part […]

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New Zealand economic growth hits five-year low

New Zealand’s economic growth slowed to a five-year low in the 12 months to June, official data released Thursday showed, fuelling expectations further interest rate cuts are imminent. Statistics New Zealand said the economy expanded 0.5 percent in the April-June quarter, slightly below market forecasts, as mining and manufacturing activity weakened. It took annual growth […]

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‘Exceptional’ Di Maria stars as PSG tear apart sorry Real Madrid

Angel Di Maria was hailed as “exceptional” after scoring twice against his former club as Paris Saint-Germain shrugged off the absences of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe and thrashed Real Madrid 3-0 on Wednesday to get off to the perfect start in the Champions League. Di Maria beat Real goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois at his near post […]

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Paine sees ‘very exciting era’ for Australia

Captain Tim Paine has predicted a “very exciting era” for Australian cricket after the team retained the Ashes against England, while revealing he broke his thumb in the final Test. The series was drawn 2-2, with Australia keeping the urn as the Ashes holders despite losing the last Test at the Oval by 135 runs. […]

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Bangladesh go down 2-0 to Qatar in AFC U-16 Championship

Bangladesh suffered a 0-2 goal defeat to host Qatar in their opening group E match the AFC U-16 Championship-2020 Qualifiers was held at Aspire Dome Indoor Stadium on Wednesday night in Doha. In the day’s match, Bangladesh team played well is first half creating some good chances but boys failed to convert those into a […]

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Damascus Cables Company covers local market’s needs through producing 1200 types of cables

The General Company for Cables Industry in Damascus has produced more than 1200 types of isolated cables which are made of copper, aluminum and steel. Director General of the Company Abdel-Qader al-Qaddour attributed the high quality of the company’s production and its good reputation at the local and neighboring markets to using developed machines and […]

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Too early to resume six-party talks on N. Korea – S. Korean ambassador

It is premature at present to discuss resuming six-party talks on North Korea’s nuclear program, South Korean Ambassador to Russia Lee Sok-bae said. “We believe priority should currently be given to the concentration of diplomatic efforts so that negotiations between North Korea and the United States could be resumed and a successful dialogue maintained to […]

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PMC asks Russian Guard head to check lawfulness of actions of his employees who arrested actor Ustinov (Part 2)

The Public Monitoring Commission (PMC) of Moscow has asked head of the Russian Guard Viktor Zolotov to order an internal investigation into the actions of his employees after actor Pavel Ustinov complained that guardsmen beat him up while detaining him in the center of Moscow. “In the official letter, I ask the head of the […]

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UAE provides emergency aid to survivors of massacre committed by Houthis south of Hodeidah

The UAE, represented by its humanitarian arm, the UAE Red Crescent Authority, has provided emergency shelter and food assistance to Yemeni citizens who survived a recent tragic massacre by Houthi terrorist militias through direct artillery shelling targeting their homes south of Hodeidah, west of Yemen. The representative of the UAE Red Crescent in the Yemeni […]