Taiwan election may open ‘window’ for better China ties, report says

Taiwan’s presidential election in January is a window of opportunity to resume dialogue between Taipei and Beijing, reduce tensions and lower the risk of conflict, a report has said. A war over Taiwan is not inevitable but “the current trajectory is dangerous”, the report, by the International Crisis Group, says. Taiwan is now considered the … Read more

Klopp reacts to Darwin Nunez missing ‘slapstick’ open goal in Liverpool rout

The Uruguayan impossibly missed from eight yards (Pictures: Getty / TNT Sports) Jurgen Klopp has praised Darwin Nunez for his performance in Liverpool’s thumping 5-1 victory over Toulouse in the Europa League despite missing a ‘slapstick’ open goal. The Merseysiders got off to a fast start at Anfield on Thursday night, with a mazy run … Read more

New Haunted House planning to open in Elmira, City says no permit yet

ELMIRA, N.Y. (WETM) – A 103-year-old Elmira home that caught the attention of the HGTV show “Cheap Old Houses” has sold for $48,500, according to Howard Hanna Real Estate. That’s 21% below the original asking price of $59,000 for the property located at 415 William Street. 18 News confirmed with Keller Williams Realty the new … Read more

Kidambi Srikanth, Lakshya Sen Bow Out Of French Open Badminton | Badminton News

File image of Kidambi Srikanth© AFP India’s ace shuttlers Kidambi Srikanth and Lakshya Sen bowed out of the French Open Super 750 tournament after losing their respective men’s singles matches Rennes on Wednesday. The first to take to the court at the Glaz Arena was Srikanth, who was shown the door by Toma Junior Popov … Read more

‘This silence is…deafening’, Harvard on the back foot again, now an open letter calls out ‘anti-semitism’ on its campus

Five esteemed alumni from Harvard Business School, including US Senator Mitt Romney and hedge fund manager Seth Klarman, have voiced their concern over the safety of Jewish students amidst ongoing pro-Palestinian demonstrations on campus. Supporters of Palestine gather at Harvard University to show their support for Palestinians in Gaza at a rally in Cambridge, Massachusetts, … Read more

Andy Murray stays in hunt for Aus Open seeding after nightmare Asian swing

Andy Murray struggled during the Asian swing but is back to winning ways (Picture: Getty) Andy Murray remains in the hunt to be seeded for the Australian Open in January as he returned to winning ways following a nightmare Asian swing. The British tennis legend, 36, who plays with a metal hip after surgery saved … Read more

£1bn fund to expand EV charging network still not open after three years

Almost £1bn meant to help build Britain’s electric vehicle charging network remains unallocated more than three years after it was first announced by Rishi Sunak. Promised in March 2020 before the first Covid lockdown in Sunak’s early weeks as Boris Johnson’s chancellor, the “rapid charging fund” was meant to support electrical capacity at motorway service … Read more

Is Hezbollah heading towards open conflict with Israel?

Cross-border exchanges between Israel and Iran-backed Hezbollah have been gaining pace as Israel battles Hamas militants in Gaza. But does the powerful Lebanese movement really seek to enter open conflict with Israel? Israel-Hamas War: Members of Hezbollah take part in the funeral of Hezbollah member Abbas Shuman, who was killed in southern Lebanon amidst tension … Read more

Mark Allen’s epic Northern Ireland Open winning streak brought to shock end

Mark Allen suffered a painful late night loss in Belfast (Picture: Getty Images) Defending champion Mark Allen was stunned in the second round of the Northern Ireland Open late on Monday night, losing 4-3 to Estonia’s Andres Petrov. The Pistol had won the last two editions of his home event in Belfast, meaning his first … Read more

No decision on use of nuclear energy yet, Singapore to keep options open

SINGAPORE: Singapore has not made any decision to deploy nuclear energy yet but must keep its options open and build expertise in the area, Ministry for Trade and Industry Gan Kim Yong said on Monday (Oct 23) during the Singapore International Energy Week.  Mr Gan said on the first day of the annual event that Singapore … Read more

Anthony Joshua open to fighting Wilder on same night as Fury and Usyk

Anthony Joshua said he could fight Deontay Wilder as part of a blockbuster boxing event which will also feature Tyson Fury’s undisputed heavyweight showdown against Oleksandr Usyk in Saudi Arabia. Joshua, who raised the prospect of the mouthwatering mega-contest taking place as early as March – also revealed his next fight will be in London, … Read more

US welcomes aid to Gaza, urges parties to keep Rafah crossing open

The United States on Saturday welcomed the arrival of aid trucks from Egypt in the war-torn Gaza Strip, and urged all parties to keep the Rafah crossing open. This aerial view shows humanitarian aid trucks arriving from Egypt after having crossed through the Rafah border crossing.(AFP) “The opening of this essential supply route was the … Read more