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Collapse of Trump-Kim summit threatens to deepen US-China rift

BEIJING: U.S. President Donald Trump’s cancellation of a summit with North Korean leader Kim Jong Un threatens further strain on U.S.-China ties amid a trade dispute that had been intertwined with Beijing’s pressure on isolated Pyongyang. The United States and China are also increasingly at odds in the disputed South China Sea. The Pentagon this week withdrew an invitation for China to take part in a major naval exercise in Hawaii, and Beijing has ramped up pressure on self-ruled Taiwan, armed by Washington but claimed by…

India hope Kohli-Kumble feud do not hurt in Pakistan match

LONDON: Unusually it’s the Indian camp rather than Pakistan that seems in disarray. The feud between Indian team captain Virat Kohli and head coach Anil Kumble is not an ideal start for the defending champions. To add spice the Indian team management was not happy at the practice facilities at Edgbaston and that could have made the mood more intense. The media was hampered in their video coverage as a long thick black sight screen was put in place to restrict the coverage. But the drills were well executed and there…

Kohli, Kumble ‘rift’ shakes India

Signs of a rift between India's skipper Virat Kohli and coach Anil Kumble have shaken the country ahead of the team's campaign to win a second straight Champions Trophy. As India prepare to launch their tournament against Pakistan in Birmingham on Sunday, Indian media is abuzz with reports of differences between Kohli and Kumble over tactics and training. With Kumble's one-year contract ending this month, the Indian board's move to advertise the job ahead of the 50-over showpiece event raised eyebrows. The deadline…

Facebook’s Oculus ordered pay $500 mn in suit on stolen tech

WASHINGTON: A US jury on Wednesday ordered Facebook and creators of its Oculus Rift to pay $500 million to gaming software firm ZeniMax in a lawsuit that claimed the virtual reality technology was stolen. The Texas jury made the award in a trial in which Oculus was accused of basing its Rift headset on technology stolen from ZeniMax's virtual reality software, court documents showed. The lawsuit claimed Oculus founder Palmer Luckey and his colleagues developed the virtual reality gear using source code illegally obtained…

Zidane dismisses talk of rift with Ronaldo

DORTMUND, Germany: Real Madrid coach Zinedine Zidane denied on Monday there was a rift between him and Cristiano Ronaldo after the team's talisman appeared to react angrily to being substituted in Saturday's 2-2 draw at Las Palmas.

Rift between Hashmi, PTI still severe

LAHORE: The chairman of Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI), Imran Khan has made a telephonic contact with party leader, Makhdoom Javed Hashmi, who has reportedly parted himself from the Azadi March due to certain reservation on it, ARY News reported.