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June 21, 2018 2:40 PM Opec confident of deal ahead of crucial talks with partners

VIENNA: Organisation of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (Opec) energy ministers expressed optimism today they were nearing a compromise on oil output policy, with Saudi Arabia acknowledging that a big production increase would be "politically unacceptable" to arch foe Iran. Opec and non-Opec partner countries are due to hold crunch talks here today 4

June 21, 2018 12:10 AM UK PM calls for 'free elections' in Thailand

LONDON: British Prime Minister Theresa May called for "free and open elections" in Thailand as she met with the country's leader Prayut Chan-O-Cha in London on Wednesday. Prayut, a former army chief who seized power from Thailand's civilian government in a 2014 coup, will next meet French President Emmanuel Macron on Monday as part of a highly-publicised 3

June 19, 2018 11:52 PM Two injured in 'minor' explosion at London underground station

LONDON: A "minor" explosion at an underground train station in London late Tuesday left five people injured, none seriously, British police said, adding that the incident did not appear to be terror related. The London police said they were alerted by a phone call that an explosion had taken place at Southgate station in North London. "Enquiries are ongoing 4

June 18, 2018 11:40 AM Three killed in London after being hit by train

LONDON: Three people died in south London after being hit by a train, police said Monday, calling the incident "unexplained". Reports said spray paint cans were found near the bodies close to Brixton. "My team are now working hard to understand what happened and how these three people came to lose their life on the railway," said detective Gary Richardson 5

June 18, 2018 1:59 AM Proud Serb Djokovic would happily miss World Cup final for Wimbledon glory

LONDON: Novak Djokovic (pix) insists he would happily miss a first appearance for Serbia in the World Cup final if it means he is back in the Wimbledon title match. Djokovic is an avid fan of the Serbian national team, who kicked off their World Cup campaign with a 1-0 win over Costa Rica in Russia on Sunday. Celebrating wildly after his friend Aleksandar 4

June 17, 2018 3:48 PM Wan Azizah thanks Permatang Pauh residents for ceaseless support

PERMATANG PAUH: Deputy Prime Minister Datuk Seri Dr Wan Azizah Wan Ismail today thanked residents in Permatang Pauh for their ceaseless support for PKR. She said Permatang Pauh created history in the country by being the starting point for the formation of a fresh new government. "Having left Permatang Pauh a long time ago, I am simply overwhelmed by the ceaseless 5

June 15, 2018 11:35 PM Watford sign Navarro from Espanyol

LONDON: Watford have signed defender Marc Navarro from Espanyol for an undisclosed fee, the English Premier League club announced Friday. The 22-year-old Spaniard, who rose through the youth ranks at Barcelona, has joined the Hornets on a five-year deal. Watford chairman Scott Duxbury told the club's website: "Marc has attracted interest from a host of top European 6

June 14, 2018 9:39 AM Manchester City to start title defence at Arsenal

LONDON: Premier League champions Manchester City will begin their title defence away to Arsenal on the weekend of August 11-12, the English Premier League announced Thursday as it unveiled the fixtures for the 2018/19 season. The match will also be new Arsenal manager Unai Emery's first in English football's top flight. The exact date of the game will be confirmed 8

June 14, 2018 9:14 AM Anwar meets former UK premier David Cameron in London

PUTRAJAYA: Pakatan Harapan and PKR de facto leader Datuk Seri Anwar Ibrahim met former UK premier David Cameron in London to thank him for raising the issue of his imprisonment and subsequent treatment on several occasions to local officials. "Met with former UK Prime Minister David Cameron to thank him for raising the issue of my incarceration and treatment 12

June 11, 2018 4:22 AM Harry and Meghan to head Down Under later this year: Palace

LONDON: Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan will visit Australia, Fiji, Tonga and New Zealand later this year for their first overseas tour as a married couple, Kensington Palace announced Monday. The Duke and Duchess of Sussex, who were married at Windsor Castle last month, have timed their trip to coincide with the Invictus Games in Sydney in October 5