Wanted man Dayot Upamecano unlikely to leave RB Leipzig

Dayot Upamecano is unlikely to leave Bundesliga side RB Leipzig in the next transfer window because there will be no big-money moves in the market, according to his agent. The France Under-21 international is reportedly a defender in demand, with Manchester United, Arsenal and Real Madrid all having been linked to his services. German rivals … Continue reading Wanted man Dayot Upamecano unlikely to leave RB Leipzig

Kvitova, Pliskova sisters set to clash at Prague tournament

Prague (AFP) Two-time Wimbledon champion Petra Kvitova, the Pliskova sisters and other top-100 Czech players are set to clash at a tennis tournament in Prague on May 26-28, organisers said Sunday. "This is the first event the Czech Tennis Association (CTS) has prepared for players at a time when they can't travel because of the … Continue reading Kvitova, Pliskova sisters set to clash at Prague tournament

Washington in talks with chipmakers about building US factories

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - The Trump administration is in talks with semiconductor companies about building chip factories in the United States, representatives from two chipmakers said on Sunday (May 10). Intel Corp is in discussions with the United States Department of Defense over improving domestic sources for microelectronics and related technology, Intel spokesman William Moss said … Continue reading Washington in talks with chipmakers about building US factories

Rhino killed as poaching attempts increase amid India virus lockdown

Guwahati (India) (AFP) A rare one-horned rhino has been killed as poaching attempts increase in one of India's best-known national parks during the coronavirus lockdown, officials said Sunday. The lack of vehicles on the highway near Kaziranga National Park in Assam state -- home to the world's biggest population of one-horned rhinos -- amid the … Continue reading Rhino killed as poaching attempts increase amid India virus lockdown

Swiss back-to-school angst illustrates worries around easing coronavirus lockdowns

LAUSANNE/ZURICH (REUTERS) - Getting children back into classrooms may seem like a reassuring step toward normalcy after weeks of coronavirus lockdown but for some parents in Switzerland like Audrey Razama, it's a source of anxiety. Swiss schools start reopening on Monday (May 11) and Razama's 5-year-old daughter is due to join classmates. Razama, from the … Continue reading Swiss back-to-school angst illustrates worries around easing coronavirus lockdowns

World Cup winner Ellis perfect for England – ‘and pay her same as Southgate’

London (AFP) Jill Ellis, who led the United States to the 2015 and 2019 World Cup titles, was Sunday hailed as the ideal candidate to take charge of the England women's team and should be paid the same as Gareth Southgate, the men's team coach, said a former player. Ellis was endorsed by former England … Continue reading World Cup winner Ellis perfect for England – ‘and pay her same as Southgate’

Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after years of IS captivity

Baghdad (AFP) A Yazidi girl abducted by the Islamic State group returned to Iraq Sunday to be reunited with her family after the coronavirus lockdown in Syria delayed her homecoming, a community member said. Layla Eido, 17, was among dozens of women and girls from Iraq's minority Yazidi community who were abducted by IS from … Continue reading Yazidi girl returns home to Iraq after years of IS captivity

Rise in German virus infections spurs concern

Berlin (AFP) Germany's coronavirus spread appears to be picking up speed again, official data showed Sunday, just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel said the country could gradually return to normal. The Robert Koch Institute for public health said Germany's closely watched reproduction rate (R0) had climbed to 1.1, meaning 10 people with COVID-19 infect on … Continue reading Rise in German virus infections spurs concern

Chinese State Media Calls for Building Up China’s ‘Nuclear Deterrent’

Hu Xijin, the editor-in-chief of an English daily tabloid published by the ruling Chinese Communist Party, urged his nation to expand its nuclear arsenal in response to "bullying" from the U.S. in a new editorial. In the article published by The Global Times on Saturday, Hu argued that China needed to build up its stockpile of nuclear … Continue reading Chinese State Media Calls for Building Up China’s ‘Nuclear Deterrent’

The Humbling of Emmanuel Macron

(Bloomberg) -- For a man who had aspired to rule like a Roman god, the pandemic has left Emmanuel Macron’s vision of a multilateral world order in tatters and his own leadership back in France in question. Just four months ago, with the gardens of his Elysee Palace in the background, the youngest French head … Continue reading The Humbling of Emmanuel Macron