Gulf Times - 2020
40-year cycle: Top Japan minister calls 2020 the 'cursed Olympics'

40-year cycle: Top Japan minister calls 2020 the 'cursed Olympics'

First, the cancellation in 1940. Then, the mass boycott in Moscow in 1980.

EU executive OK's 2020 eurozone budget plans despite high debt

EU executive OK's 2020 eurozone budget plans despite high debt

The 2020 draft budget plans of the 19 eurozone countries have been given the go-ahead by the European Commission, despite ‘risks of non-compliance’ on rules limiting public debt in Italy, France, Belgium and Spain.

Qatar to take part in 2020 Copa America

Qatar to take part in 2020 Copa America

Qatar, who are taking part in this year's Copa America tournament, will feature in the event next year too, it was confirmed on Thursday.

'Qatar committed to combat trafficking in human beings'

'Qatar committed to combat trafficking in human beings'

Qatar is sparing no efforts to combat trafficking in human beings at different levels and the country would strive to put an end to the smuggling of migrants ...

Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets

Dutch will miss 2020 green energy, climate targets

The Netherlands will miss 2020 targets for renewable energy production and greenhouse gas emissions despite new investments in wind power, according to a government review published on Thursday.

‘Enormous whale’ Japan Post to make Tokyo trading debut

‘Enormous whale’ Japan Post to make Tokyo trading debut

Japan Post is set to make its long-awaited market debut after the year’s biggest share sale, in what some see as a test of Tokyo’s bid to shake up the country’s rigid corporate ...