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N.Y.C. was ‘glorious’ without tourists. That time is coming to an end.

Last week, New York City tourism officials announced a $30 million ad campaign to lure tourists back. After a record of over 66 million visitors in 2019, the city envisions 36 million visitors this year and a return to prepandemic numbers by 2024, if not sooner. That means an end to the all-too-brief window when, […]

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Russia Sets Another Covid-19 Record As World Battles Delta Variant

Russia reported its fifth record for daily Covid-19 deaths in a row on Saturday, as countries around the world rushed to contain the rapid spread of the highly contagious Delta variant. The variant has propelled a resurgence of the virus which has already killed nearly four million people, forcing numerous nations to reimpose restrictions well […]


Atlanta Hawks’ Trae Young (foot) returning for Game 6

Atlanta Hawks star Trae Young will play against the Milwaukee Bucks in Saturday’s Game 6 of the Eastern Conference finals, sources told ESPN’s Adrian Wojnarowski and Malika Andrews. Young sat out the past two games with a bone bruise in his right foot, suffered when he stepped on an official’s foot along the sideline during […]

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Cargo Ship, Recently Israeli-Led, Struck in High Seas Encounter

A commercial ship that was previously owned by an Israeli-led company was attacked in the Indian Ocean on Saturday in what appeared to be the latest tit-for-tat in a shadowy regional conflict between Israel and Iran. The ship, which had been owned until recently by Zodiac Maritime, a London-based company led by the Israeli billionaire […]

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President Joe Biden Orders Probe Into US Cyberattack That Hit Over 1,000 Businesses

Shutdown of the major food retailer followed Friday’s cyberattack on US tech provider (Representational) Stockholm: One of the largest ransomware attacks in history spread worldwide on Saturday, forcing the Swedish Coop grocery store chain to close all 800 of its stores because it could not operate its cash registers. The shutdown of the major food […]


Samsung Bags Award for Best Phone at MWC 2021, Can You Guess Which One?

The Samsung Galaxy S21 Ultra has won the Best Smartphone category at the Global Mobile Awards (GLOMO Awards) during the recently concluded Mobile World Congress (MWC) 2021. The annual GLOMO Awards recognise the hardware, software and services that drive innovation across the mobile industry worldwide. At the awards ceremony on June 30, the Samsung Galaxy […]


Sebastian Vettel handed three-place grid penalty at Austrian Grand Prix for impeding Fernando Alonso

SPIELBERG, Austria — Sebastian Vettel has dropped to 11th on the grid for Sunday’s Austrian Grand Prix after he was penalised by the stewards for blocking Fernando Alonso during qualifying. Vettel, who qualified eighth, was docked three grid positions and given a single penalty point on his superlicence after he blocked Alonso at the end […]


Behind peaking Kane, England are poised to heal decades of international heartbreak at Euro 2020

ROME — Tournament knockout games involving England aren’t supposed to be like this. For a country used to nerve-shredding nights of fine margins that, let’s be frank, often end in agonising failure, the sight of Gareth Southgate’s side breezing into the Euro 2020 semifinals with a 4-0 win over Ukraine in Rome was an almost […]

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Six Die In Private Plane Crash In Haiti: Officials

“The plane crashed en route with six people on board,” an NCAO incident report said. (Representational) Port-au-Prince, Haiti: Six people including two American missionaries were killed when a private airplane crashed southwest of Haiti’s capital Port-au-Prince, local authorities said Saturday. The aircraft had taken off from the city’s airport at 6:57 pm (2257 GMT) on […]


Washington Nationals crafting plan with Kyle Schwarber out with hamstring strain

Washington Nationals outfielder Kyle Schwarber is expected to miss time after suffering a “significant” hamstring strain during Friday’s game, manager Dave Martinez told reporters. The slugger was placed on the 10-day injured list Saturday. Gerardo Parra is set to replace Schwarber for Saturday’s game against the Los Angeles Dodgers as the Nationals evaluate their plan […]