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Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:44:10 GMT
'Nothing wrong' with Saudi Asian Tour investment: Casey
Speaking ahead of this week's SMBC Singapore Open, where he finished tied-second in 2019, Casey welcomed the funding from LIV Golf Investments, which is majority-owned by Saudi Arabia's Public Investment Fund. "Look, investment is investment. Every...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:38:37 GMT
'France is shepherding EU policy-making for the next six months'
2022-01-19 10:01 'France is shepherding EU policy-making for the next six months'

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:38:12 GMT
Osaka all smiles as champion moves closer to Barty showdown
The Japanese 13th seed raced through the first set but had to work hard in the second on Rod Laver Arena before eliminating the 54th-ranked American 6-0, 6-4 in 65 minutes to make the third round. She will meet another unseeded American next after ...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 09:26:11 GMT
Taliban arrest fighter who shot dead Hazara woman at checkpoint
The killing of Zainab Abdullahi, 25, has horrified women, who face increasing restrictions since the Taliban returned to power in August. The shooting took place in a Kabul neighbourhood inhabited mostly by members of the minority Shiite Hazara com...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:56:14 GMT
In UK 'rhubarb triangle', spring arrives in January
For four generations, Tomlinson's family have been cultivating "forced rhubarb" in the winter months at their farm in Pudsey, northern England, and are profiting from a resurgence in the plant's popularity. Hundreds of bright pink stems of the "Har...

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Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:20:13 GMT
Millionaires join non-profits in wealth tax appeal
The proposal from a network of NGOs, social movements and pro-tax millionaires follows separate reports showing that the world's wealthiest people have grown richer during the now two-year-old pandemic. "The insane reality is that whilst billions f...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 08:04:15 GMT
Flamboyant former Vogue creative director Andre Leon Talley dies at 73
"It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Andre Leon Talley," a statement posted on his official Instagram account said, without specifying the cause of death. "Mr Talley was the larger-than-life, longtime creative director at Vogue duri...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:50:11 GMT
Azarenka wants no-jab, no-play rule in women's tennis
The veteran Azarenka is a long-time member of the powerful WTA Players' Council, which is working through the challenges posed by coronavirus. Those were laid bare by the chaos and confusion that engulfed vaccine-sceptic Djokovic, who was deported ...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:48:11 GMT
Indonesian militant jailed for 15 years over 2002 Bali bombings
The blasts, which came just over a year after the 9/11 attacks on the United States, ripped through two bars packed with foreign tourists, and remain the deadliest militant assault in Indonesia's history. Zulkarnaen, a high-ranking member of the Je...

Wed, 19 Jan 2022 07:24:13 GMT
Taliban PM calls for Muslim nations to recognise Afghan government
No country has yet recognised the Taliban government, with nations watching to see how the hardline Islamists -– notorious for human rights abuses during their first stint in power between 1996 and 2001 -– will rule this time around. Although ...

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