Obama to welcome Japan’s PM for historic visit to Pearl Harbor

Obama to welcome Japan’s PM for historic visit to Pearl Harbor

US President Barack Obama and Japanese PM Shinzo Abe will meet Tuesday at Pearl Harbor, making Abe the first Japanese leader to pay an official visit to the site of the bombing that drew the United States into World War II in December 1941. It will also be the first time that an American president […]

Players oppose four-day Test matches – although ICC chief admits administrators would welcome move

Players oppose four-day Test matches – although ICC chief admits administrators would welcome move

The prospect of reducing Tests to four days is being opposed by the players after ECB chairman Colin Graves restated his support for the move earlier this summer. ICC chief executive Dave Richardson said the game’s administrators are keen to shorten the format but admitted: ‘The cricketers are pretty much against moving to four-day Tests. […]

Euro 2016 champions Portugal return home to hero’s welcome

Euro 2016 champions Portugal return home to hero’s welcome

Thousands of fans greeted Euro 2016 champions Portugal as they landed in Lisbon on Monday, chanting the name of goal hero Eder, whose extra-time screamer sealed the 1-0 victory over France. After travelling in a plane named after the late striker Eusebio, coach Fernando Santos and captain Cristiano Ronaldo were greeted by rapturous applause from […]

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

Obama, Modi welcome work on nuclear reactors in India

  WASHINGTON: US President Barack Obama and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday welcomed the start of preparatory work on six nuclear reactors in India, a key step in closing the first deal stemming from a US-India civil nuclear accord struck over a decade ago. The two leaders said in a joint statement that […]