Barcelona, Tottenham Hotspur in talks with Lorenzo Insigne

Amid all the action at Euro 2020 and the Copa America, the summer transfer window has opened, with Europe’s biggest clubs looking to make a splash in the transfer market. Check out the latest gossip below, and see all official deals here. TOP STORY: Barca, Spurs make contact for Insigne Napoli‘s Lorenzo Insigne is attracting […]

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China’s Crackdown on Didi Is a Reminder That Beijing Is in Charge

In less than a week, China’s leading ride-hailing platform, Didi, has gone from investor darling with a megabucks Wall Street debut to the biggest new target in Beijing’s fast-moving efforts to tame the country’s internet industry. The latest front in the regulatory blitz is privacy and cybersecurity. Chinese consumers have grown increasingly privacy conscious in […]

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14 Dead In Gun Violence Over Fourth Of July Weekend In Chicago

Last year 87 people were shot in Chicago over a four-day stretch that included July 4. (Representational) Chicago: The United States celebrated Independence Day with parades, barbecues and fireworks, but in violence-plagued Chicago, 88 people were shot, 14 of them fatally. The holiday weekend violence comes after increased media and police attention to the problem […]


Los Angeles Dodgers manager Dave Roberts doesn’t expect Trevor Bauer back after leave ends on Friday

Los Angeles Dodgers pitcher Trevor Bauer isn’t expected to immediately return to the team when his seven-day paid administrative leave ends on Friday, manager Dave Roberts said. “I don’t see it happening,” Roberts said Monday, ahead of a four-game series on the road against the Miami Marlins. Bauer is facing allegations of sexual assault, and […]

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He’s Heir to the Jumex Empire, but His Main Focus Is Art

LOS ANGELES — To your left in the foyer are Damien Hirst’s dots. Over the fireplace is a Louise Bourgeois spider. Opposite the master bed are Cy Twombly’s swirls. Los Angeles is not necessarily known as a city of art collectors, but nestled smack dab in Beverly Hills is among the more active buyers in […]

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Germany relaxes restrictions for travelers from UK, India and other countries

BERLIN: Germany’s public health institute said on Monday the United Kingdom, India, Portugal and Russia were no longer “areas of variant concern”, reducing travel restrictions for people arriving in Germany from those countries. All four countries had been downgraded to “high incidence areas”, the Robert Koch Institute said, meaning their citizens can now travel to […]


Xiaomi Mi 11 Ultra to go on limited sale on 7 July. Details here

Xiaomi has announced the first sale date for the Mi 11 Ultra. Xiaomi India chief Manu Kumar Jain made the announcement on Twitter. The Mi 11 Ultra was launched in March this year but Xiaomi had to delay the sale date due to ‘circumstances’ beyond their control. Xiaomi has claimed that the device will be […]


Brazil, Peru square off in semifinals of Copa America

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England to Lift Most Virus Restrictions, Including Those for Masks

With Germany, Italy and Spain mandating masks indoors, and with scientific opinion coalescing around their efficacy, Mr. Johnson shifted course last summer. By then, Britain had recorded more than 50,000 deaths from the virus, a cataclysm that critics blamed at least in part on the government’s sluggishness in acting. A final decision will be made […]

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US Forces Shoot Down Armed Drone Over Iraq Embassy

US forces shot down an armed drone above their embassy in Baghdad on Monday night (Representational) Baghdad: US forces shot down an armed drone above their embassy in Baghdad on Monday night, Iraqi security officials said, hours after a rocket attack on a base housing US soldiers in the west of the country.  American defence […]