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Saudi hosts G20 talks on virus recovery, debt relief

G20 finance ministers and central bankers are set to hold talks Wednesday aimed at spurring global recovery from a coronavirus-triggered recession while considering a proposal to extend debt relief for crisis-hit poor countries. The virtual talks, hosted by current G20 president Saudi Arabia, come a day after the International Monetary ...

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Covid deaths in Europe, US exceed official tallies

Deaths directly or indirectly attributable to the first wave of Covid-19 infections across 21 wealthy nations earlier this year exceeded government tallies by 20 percent on average, according to a study published Wednesday. Looking at the period from mid-February through May 2020, researchers reported 206,000 more deaths than would have ...

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Twitter’s security fell short before hack targeting celebrities, regulator says

Twitter’s security fell short before hack targeting celebrities, regulator says

Twitter suffered from cybersecurity shortfalls that enabled a “simple” hack attributed to a Florida teenager to take over the accounts of several of the world’s most famous people in July, according to a report released on Wednesday. The report by New York’s Department of Financial Services recommended that the largest ...

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After Premier League ceasefire – wooing or war?

Seventy-two hours after their radical plans for major changes in English football became public, the American owners of Liverpool and Manchester United were given a blunt reminder on Wednesday of the simple reality of the very power structure they have sought to overturn. “Project Big Picture” called for the biggest ...

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Ronaldo self isolates at ‘Football City’ in Portugal

Ronaldo self isolates at ‘Football City’ in Portugal

Portugal and Juventus forward Cristiano Ronaldo is self isolating away from his international team-mates at the Portuguese FA’s (FPF) ‘Football City’ after being diagnosed with coronavirus. The 35-year-old is asymptomatic and in good health, according to an FPF statement. No one else from the Portuguese national team – managed by ...

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Chance for Nadal to avenge Rome defeat against Schwartzman

Rafa Nadal gets the opportunity to avenge his only defeat in 10 meetings with Diego Schwartzman, which he suffered a little over two weeks ago, when Spain’s 12-time French Open winner faces the Argentine in the semi-finals at Roland Garros on Friday. The Rome Masters was Nadal’s first tournament in ...

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Messi fires Argentina to WC qualifying win over Ecuador

Lionel Messi put his Barcelona troubles behind him to fire Argentina to an opening 1-0 victory over Ecuador in World Cup qualifying on Thursday. The 33-year-old great has been in open conflict with his club but it had no detrimental effect on his form as his 13th minute penalty was ...

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Lakers to wear Bryant-designed jerseys for potential title clincher

The Los Angeles Lakers will switch to their “Black Mamba” jerseys in honor of the late Kobe Bryant when they seek a record-tying 17th NBA championship on Friday. The Lakers, who lead the Miami Heat 3-1 in the best-of-seven NBA Finals, are 4-0 this postseason when wearing the Bryant-designed alternate ...

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Pogba keen on playing for Real Madrid one day

Manchester United and France midfielder Paul Pogba said he would love to play for Real Madrid one day but for now his focus is on helping his club side improve on their poor start to the Premier League season. The 27-year-old World Cup winner admitted in 2019 that he wanted ...

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Vettel hopes to see Mick Schumacher racing in F1 next year

Four-times world champion Sebastian Vettel said he hopes to see Michael Schumacher’s son Mick racing in Formula One next year after the young German makes his practice debut at the Nuerburgring on Friday. Schumacher, 21, is leading the Formula Two championship and will take part in the first session with ...

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