Category: World

US 4×400 Mixed Relay Team Reinstated to Final

TOKYO—The United States’ mixed 4×400 meter relay team has been reinstated into Saturday’s final due to an official’s error, a World Athletics spokesperson said, after they were disqualified on Friday for exchanging the baton outside the changeover zone. The American team, comprising Elija Godwin, Lynna Irby, Taylor Manson and Bryce Deadmon, were reinstated by jury […]

U.S. military says it is assisting tanker that was attacked off Oman

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Turkish wildfire leaves charred home and ashes, as blazes continue

By Mert Ozkan MANAVGAT (Reuters) – Days after a raging wildfire in southern Turkey drove his family from the home they lived in for four decades, Mehmet Demir returned on Saturday to discover a

Malaysia suspends parliament session citing risk of COVID infection

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) – Malaysia’s special parliamentary sitting will be cut short after the detection of COVID-19 infections in the building, the legislative body said on Saturday, potentially

Royal Caribbean Says Six Guests Onboard Ship Test Positive for COVID-19

U.S. cruise liner Royal Caribbean Group said on Friday only passengers with a negative COVID-19 test will be let aboard, after six guests on its Adventure of the Seas cruise ship  tested positive during routine testing. The rule will apply to all guests departing on cruises that are five nights or longer, irrespective of their […]

US and Canada Set up Women’s Soccer Semifinal Date With Penalty Shootout Wins

TOKYO—The United States and Canada set up a mouth-watering semifinal in the women’s Olympic soccer tournament with both teams having prevailed in penalty shootouts on Friday. After the United States and the Netherlands were locked at 2–2 following 90 minutes and extra time, Dutch striker Vivianne Miedema and defender Aniek Nouwen had their spot kicks […]

Macdonald’s Legacy (Part 3): Canadian Confederation’s Indispensable Man

Commentary This is Part 3 of a multi-part series examining Macdonald’s legacy. Click here for Part 1 and Part 2. Rightly or wrongly, for better or worse, the essence of Canadian nationhood has always centred around the single-minded conviction that we are not American. Descendants of British Empire Loyalists, French Canadians, northern indigenous peoples, and […]

UK ‘Closing In’ on Free Trade Agreement With New Zealand

The UK is “closing in on an agreement in principle” in trade talks with New Zealand, International Trade Secretary Liz Truss has said. She said “great progress” has been made in the sixth round of talks between the two countries which ran from July 19-30. The prospect of a deal with Australia has prompted controversy, […]

After Narrow Escape From Home Fire, American Jones Eyes Gold

TOKYO—After losing most of her home and thousands of dollars worth of boxing equipment in a fire in May, U.S. welterweight Oshae Jones said her eyes were on the gold prize now she was assured of a medal at the Tokyo Games. “I had a vision of me standing on the podium and I practise […]

McKeon on for Record Haul, Dressel Goes for High Five

TOKYO—Australian Emma McKeon could bow out of Tokyo 2020 on Sunday as the first female swimmer to win seven medals at a single Olympics. No Australian has ever won that many in one Games and Russian gymnast Maria Gorokhovskaya, in 1952, is the only woman to have achieved seven in any other sport. McKeon goes […]