BEIJING: China returned to growth in the second quarter after the coronavirus pandemic handed the world’s second largest economy its first contraction in decades, according to an AFP poll of analysts. The survey of analysts from 11 institutions pegged China’s growth at 1.3 per cent – a far cry from […]

LONDON: China’s Huawei Technologies has requested a meeting with United Kingdom Prime Minister Boris Johnson to work out a deal to delay its potential removal from the country’s 5G phone network, the Sunday Times newspaper reported on Sunday (Jul 12). The Chinese telecommunications equipment maker is seeking to delay its […]

PARIS: French video games group Ubisoft announced several staff departures on Saturday (Jul 11) after conducting a review in response to allegations of misconduct at the company, which earlier reports said centered around sexual misconduct charges. The changes were initiated to improve “workplace culture”, the company said. The group’s chief […]

LONDON: Former Grand National and Cheltenham Gold Cup-winning jockey Barry Geraghty announced his retirement from jump racing on Saturday (Jul 11) at the age of 40. Geraghty, who was Irish champion jump jockey in 2000 and 2004, is the second most successful rider in Cheltenham Festival history with 43 wins, […]


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