Roger Federer claimed his rivalry with the Rafael Nadal is the equal of the battle between football superstars Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo.
MENDOZA, Argentina: As the trade dispute between the United States and China was gaining steam last month, a half-dozen Chinese dancers and a person in a panda bear suit paraded across a stage inside a hotel lobby in the heart of Argentina’s wine country. The March 24 ceremony celebrated the Washington-based Inter-American Development Bank’s (IDB) choice to hold its next annual meeting in Chengdu, China, a decision criticized by the United States, whose regional influence has been increasingly challenged by the Asian…
SINGAPORE: Google, Singapore investor Temasek and China’s Meituan-Dianping are investing in Go-Jek as part of a $1.2 billion fundraising round, bolstering the Indonesian ride-hailing firm in its battle with deep-pocketed rivals Grab and Uber, sources said. The investments by Alphabet's Google - its first in a ride-hailing firm in Asia - and the other prominent investors underscore both the potential of the business in Southeast Asia, a region of 640 million people, and the insatiable appetite for funds at ride-hailing…
ISLAMABAD: India's foreign minister told her Pakistani counterpart Sartaj Aziz that a thaw in relations between the nuclear-armed rivals could also pave the way for a much-anticipated cricket series, he told lawmakers Friday.
TEHRAN: The deadly attack by Islamist gunmen on the offices of French newspaper Charlie Hebdo drew a somewhat unexpected response from Iranian clerics and officials: They condemned it.
BELO HORIZONTE, Brazil: Argentina got an early taste of what to expect from their Brazilian hosts at the World Cup when they were welcomed with jeers and whistles in their first open practice session on Wednesday. Some 5,000 fans attended the session in Belo Horizonte's Independencia stadium with the locals giving their fierce rivals a noisy reception ahead of the tournament start on Thursday. The decibel levels reached those of a competitive match when Argentina came out onto the pitch but the players, including Lionel…