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European markets end lower; Brexit delay request sends pound reeling

European markets end lower; Brexit delay request sends pound reeling

The pound fell sharply yesterday after Prime Minister Theresa May announced Britain was seeking a delay to its exit from the European Union until June 30, while investors awaited the US Federal Reserve’s interest rate call.
3/21/2019 1:00:41 AM
Japan govt downgrades economy view in March

Japan govt downgrades economy view in March

Japan’s government downgraded its assessment of the economy in March for the first time in three years, blaming a bruising US-China trade war for slumping exports and industrial output.
3/21/2019 12:56:37 AM
Asia markets down as dealers keep tab on trade talks, Brexit

Asia markets down as dealers keep tab on trade talks, Brexit

Asian markets mostly fell yesterday with nervous investors keeping tabs on developments in China-US trade talks and the Brexit saga, while awaiting the conclusion of a key Federal Reserve meeting.
3/21/2019 12:53:43 AM
Boeing 737 MAX grounded: What next?

Boeing 737 MAX grounded: What next?

Two fatal accidents involving Boeing 737 MAX jets in the last six months have resulted in their grounding worldwide.
3/21/2019 12:40:51 AM
Smaller plane, longer flight

Smaller plane, longer flight

With airlines remaining focused on efficiency, single-aisle jets are at the centre of fleet plans for several airlines around the globe.
3/21/2019 12:39:07 AM
Arabi bounce back with Qatar Cup triumph

Arabi bounce back with Qatar Cup triumph

A motivated Al Arabi defeated Al Wakrah to win the Qatar Cup basketball tournament yesterday.
3/21/2019 12:36:01 AM
Derwael tops qualification in her first event of the year

Derwael tops qualification in her first event of the year

2018 Doha Worlds champion from Belgium impressed on her competitive return to the Uneven Bars after a long break
3/21/2019 12:31:54 AM
Trudeau serves up election year budget treats

Trudeau serves up election year budget treats

Canada’s government doled out goodies on Tuesday for almost everyone in an election year budget that looks to brace a slowing economy and sagging support for Justin Trudeau’s Liberals.
3/21/2019 12:31:09 AM
Deadly Midwest floods threaten to spill south

Deadly Midwest floods threaten to spill south

Nebraskans struggled yesterday to clear the wreckage left by deadly floods that caused an estimated $1bn in damage, while emergency officials farther south kept a wary eye on the Missouri and Mississippi rivers as the disaster threatened to spread.
3/21/2019 12:29:54 AM
Thunderstorm, strong winds expected Thursday

Thunderstorm, strong winds expected Thursday

Unsettled weather and rain are expected in the country this weekend, the weather report shows.
3/21/2019 12:28:28 AM
Doha 2019 Worlds launches volunteer programme

Doha 2019 Worlds launches volunteer programme

Volunteers based in Qatar and from all over the world can now be part of an unprecedented global sporting experience as registration opens for the volunteer programme at the IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019.
3/21/2019 12:26:25 AM
Tory MPs vow to quit if Johnson becomes leader

Tory MPs vow to quit if Johnson becomes leader

Conservative MPs are orchestrating against a potential leadership campaign by Boris Johnson, with several talking of resigning the whip if he were to become party leader. With Tories convinced that Theresa May’s days in No 10 are numbered, MPs are feverishly discussing who will seek to replace her
3/21/2019 12:25:39 AM
Opera Baron lords over in Mesaimeer Cup

Opera Baron lords over in Mesaimeer Cup

Thomas rides four winners; Ghazali, de Mieulle saddle three each
3/21/2019 12:24:55 AM
EU leaders are urged to get tough on trade with China

EU leaders are urged to get tough on trade with China

The European Union executive is urging EU leaders this week to get tough on trade with Beijing and use their €2.4tn ($2.7tn) market in public tenders as leverage to pressure countries such as China to open up.
3/21/2019 12:22:01 AM
BMW warns of profit slump

BMW warns of profit slump

BMW AG warned earnings will fall “well below” last year’s level, and embarked on a €12bn ($14bn) efficiency drive to offset the impact of trade conflicts and unprecedented spending on electric cars.
3/21/2019 12:18:37 AM
Cartoon corner

Cartoon corner

Mother's day
3/21/2019 12:16:05 AM
Premier League needs some remedial work to be ready for VAR

Premier League needs some remedial work to be ready for VAR

VAR seems to be adding to the confusion rather than providing clarity
3/21/2019 12:10:03 AM
Sheikha Moza attends opening of Mathaf's new art exhibitions

Sheikha Moza attends opening of Mathaf's new art exhibitions

Her Highness Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, Chairperson of Qatar Foundation, attended the opening of Mathaf: Arab Museum of Modern Art’s new exhibitions “M. F. Husain: Horses of the Sun” and “Still More World” as part of Qatar India 2019 Year of Culture.
3/21/2019 12:07:06 AM
GCC rift not in the best interest of world: Pompeo

GCC rift not in the best interest of world: Pompeo

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo on Wednesday called for an end to a long-running row between a Saudi-led bloc of countries and neighbouring Qatar.
3/20/2019 11:59:54 PM
UN rights chief decries Venezuela crackdown

UN rights chief decries Venezuela crackdown

Venezuelan security forces, backed by pro-government militias, have quashed peaceful protests with excessive use of force, killings and torture, UN human rights chief Michelle Bachelet said yesterday.
3/20/2019 11:54:13 PM
Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal, insists Tusk

Brexit delay possible if MPs approve deal, insists Tusk

The EU could approve Britain’s request for a short delay to Brexit but only if British MPs next week vote through the withdrawal deal they have twice rejected, European Council president Donald Tusk said yesterday.
3/20/2019 11:51:00 PM
Dharwad building crash toll rises to 4

Dharwad building crash toll rises to 4

The death toll in the collapse of a multi-storey commercial building under construction in Karnataka rose to four yesterday, police said. Sixty-two people have been rescued, police inspector M I Basapur said from Dharwad, about 400km northwest of Bengaluru.
3/20/2019 11:47:50 PM
Cabinet okays new law on reconciliation of offences

Cabinet okays new law on reconciliation of offences

The Cabinet has taken the necessary measures to issue a draft law on the reconciliation of offences stipulated in laws related to municipalities and the environment.
3/20/2019 11:47:23 PM
Nirav Modi arrested in London, denied bail

Nirav Modi arrested in London, denied bail

Fugitive billionaire jeweller Nirav Modi, wanted by Indian authorities over a $2bn loan fraud at state-run Punjab National Bank (PNB) was remanded in custody after appearing before a British court yesterday.
3/20/2019 11:46:45 PM
Kamal’s party to field doctors and lawyers

Kamal’s party to field doctors and lawyers

Doctors, lawyers, a former IPS officer, a retired district judge, and businessmen figure among the candidates fielded by Tamil actor Kamal Haasan’s Makkal Needhi Maiam (MNM) for Lok Sabha elections in Tamil Nadu and Puducherry.
3/20/2019 11:44:06 PM
Modi: Dynastic politics destroyed institutions

Modi: Dynastic politics destroyed institutions

Prime Minister Narendra Modi yesterday attacked the Congress for its “dynastic politics” and said its biggest casualty were the institutions. Addressing voters in his blog post, Modi urged them to remember the Congress’ past when they vote - “how one family’s desire for power cost the nation greatly
3/20/2019 11:42:20 PM
Boy’s struggle to feed his family

Boy’s struggle to feed his family

Reymark Cavesirano, 13, leaves before dawn each weekend day on a perilous trip out into Manila Bay to make enough to feed his family, one of millions of deeply poor Filipinos who face a daily struggle for survival.
3/20/2019 11:39:02 PM
Senator wants creation of separate water department

Senator wants creation of separate water department

Senator Paolo Benigno “Bam” Aquino 4th has raised the need to create a Department of Water and solely address water distribution issues and avoid a repeat of the water crisis that burdened thousands of Metro Manila residents.
3/20/2019 11:37:37 PM
Duterte slams officials over water shortage

Duterte slams officials over water shortage

An outraged President Rodrigo Duterte berated officials of the Metropolitan Waterworks and Sewerage System (MWSS) and its two concessionaires, Maynilad Water Services Inc and Manila Water Co Inc, for the water shortage in parts of Metro Manila and Rizal.
3/20/2019 11:36:40 PM
GECF chief: Qatar proved its ability in overcoming challenges

GECF chief: Qatar proved its ability in overcoming challenges

Qatar has established itself as one of the largest producers and exporters of natural gas in the world after it proved its ability in overcoming challenges, Secretary-General of the Gas Exporting Countries Forum (GECF) Dr Yury Sentyurin has said.
3/20/2019 11:32:24 PM
Ardern’s response to massacre puts America to shame

Ardern’s response to massacre puts America to shame

Last week, a white nationalist terrorist armed with a semi-automatic rifle and a shotgun entered two mosques and massacred more than 50 Muslim worshippers during the the weekly Jummah prayer. Americans are used to these kind of horrifying attacks.
3/20/2019 11:31:20 PM
94 in final list of CMC candidates

94 in final list of CMC candidates

There are 94 candidates, including five women, in the final list of aspirants for the elections of the sixth Central Municipal Council (CMC), it was announced Wednesday.
3/20/2019 11:28:40 PM