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‘I have biological age of 23’, says Ronaldo
May23

‘I have biological age of 23’, says Ronaldo

MADRID: Real Madrid forward Cristiano Ronaldo has no plans to slow down and feels a decade younger than his 33 years, the Portuguese declared ahead of the Champions League final with Liverpool, where he is targeting a fifth European Cup triumph. “Right now I have a biological age of 23,” the five-times world player of the year said in an...

Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip
May23

Trump factor leaves Macron scrambling ahead of Russia trip

PARIS: Emmanuel Macron heads to St Petersburg on Thursday seeking to win concessions from Vladimir Putin, but with Europe-US ties strained over Iran, the Russian leader may have little incentive to offer the French president a diplomatic success. A year after hosting Putin in the regal halls of the Chateau de Versailles, Macron wants to find...

Ukraine tests US missile systems for first time
May22

Ukraine tests US missile systems for first time

KIEV: Ukraine tested its Javelin missile systems on Tuesday for the first time since receiving the weapons from the United States to boost its defenses in its conflict with pro-Russian separatists. Washington has been one of Kiev’s staunchest supporters since Moscow’s annexation of Crimea in 2014 and the subsequent outbreak of...

Putin: The Tsar of Russia
May22

Putin: The Tsar of Russia

Pakistan’s increasing proximity with China and consequently Russia, everyone wants to know who Putin is. Let us introduce Vladimir Putin. Vladimir Vladimirovich Putin is the incumbent president of Russia and is believed by several international affairs analysts to be the most powerful man in the world. To understand the 21st century...

Klopp grateful Zidane showdown is confined to touchline
May21

Klopp grateful Zidane showdown is confined to touchline

Liverpool are relishing the prospect of facing Real Madrid in Saturday’s Champions League final but manager Juergen Klopp is glad that his duel with counterpart Zinedine Zidane does not have to extend beyond the touchline. Real are targeting a third successive European club title under former French international Zidane, while Klopp is...

Simona Halep beats Maria Sharapova to reach final
May20

Simona Halep beats Maria Sharapova to reach final

ROME: Simona Halep profited from a miserable day on serve for Maria Sharapova to reach the Italian Open final with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of the five-time Grand Slam winner on Saturday. The Romanian world number one will bid for the title on Sunday against Elina Svitolina in a repeat of last year´s final won by the Ukrainian. Svitolina booked her...

Simona Halep beats Maria Sharapova to reach final
May20

Simona Halep beats Maria Sharapova to reach final

Monitoring Desk ROME: Simona Halep profited from a miserable day on serve for Maria Sharapova to reach the Italian Open final with a 4-6, 6-1, 6-4 defeat of the five-time Grand Slam winner on Saturday. The Romanian world number one will bid for the title on Sunday against Elina Svitolina in a repeat of last year´s final won by the Ukrainian....

Sharapova edges Ostapenko, to play Halep in Rome semis
May19

Sharapova edges Ostapenko, to play Halep in Rome semis

ROME: Former world number one Maria Sharapova stepped up her French Open preparations with a battling 6-7(6) 6-4 7-5 win over reigning Roland Garros champion Jelena Ostapenko in the Italian Open quarter-finals on Friday. Sharapova, 31, will play top seed and world number one Simona Halep in the semis after the Romanian crushed Caroline Garcia 6-2...

Putin, Merkel discuss gas pipeline project in Sochi
May19

Putin, Merkel discuss gas pipeline project in Sochi

Monitoring Desk MOSCOW: President Vladimir Putin and German Chancellor Angela Merkel confirmed Friday that Russia would continue gas transit through Ukraine after the construction of the Nord Stream 2. The Nord Stream 2 natural gas pipeline project is aimed at linking Russia and Germany, but it is vastly opposed by Ukraine, Poland and the Baltic...

After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for long haul
May18

After four years of Western sanctions, Russia digs in for long haul

MOSCOW: Russians have been living under Western sanctions for four years now, and they have undeniably survived. But the debate now unfolding in Russia’s parliament, and its expert community at large, seems to be no longer about how to manage the temporary burden of sanctions. Rather, it seems to be about how to adjust to permanent life...

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