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June 14, 2018 11:57 PM NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

TAMPA: Two US spacewalkers on Thursday outfitted the International Space Station with a pair of new high-definition video cameras designed to help to visit commercial spaceships dock there in the coming years. The work is part of an ongoing upgrade to the US$100 billion (RM 398.55 billion) orbiting outpost, adapting it for the arrival of a new fleet 28

June 14, 2018 6:42 PM Belgium train without defensive leader Kompany

Dedovsk, Russia (dpa) - A crowd of more than 200 watched Belgium train for the first time in Russia ahead of the World Cup on Thursday - but without defensive leader Vincent Kompany. The 32-year-old Manchester City centre-back was the only outfield player not to take part in the session in Dedovsk, a small city west of Moscow. Kompany suffered a groin 28

June 14, 2018 12:05 AM World Cup: US spy warns Russians will hack phones, computers

WASHINGTON: A top US intelligence official warned football fans travelling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies. William Evanina, Director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center, said that in Russia, even people who believe they are too unimportant to be hacked can be targeted 35

June 13, 2018 12:26 PM Morocco congratulates North America on World Cup 2026 win

RABAT: Morocco congratulated the United States, Canada and Mexico after they defeated the North African kingdom's bid to host the 2026 World Cup on Wednesday. "At the 68th congress of @FIFAcom, member countries voted in favour of North America" to host the tournament, Morocco's committee for the 2026 games said on Twitter. The vote at FIFA's annual congress 92

June 13, 2018 10:12 AM Mohamed Salah shrugs off injury to join Egypt training

GROZNY, Russia: Mohamed Salah gave Egypt's World Cup hopes a huge boost Wednesday when he joined a squad training session at their Grozny base. The Pharaohs' superstar has been sidelined since suffering a shoulder injury in Liverpool's Champions League final loss to Real Madrid on May 26. However, an AFP reporter saw the forward take part in his first 101

June 13, 2018 10:12 AM Julen Lopetegui sacked as Spain coach: Spanish federation (Updated)

KRASNODAR, Russia: Spain sacked coach Julen Lopetegui just two days before the team's opening game against Portugal at the World Cup, Spanish football federation chief Luis Rubiales confirmed on Wednesday. In a surprise announcement on Tuesday, Real Madrid named Lopetegui as their next manager to start work after the tournament in Russia, sparking outrage 34

June 13, 2018 1:03 AM Salah makes World Cup headlines for Chechnya photo

GROZNY, Russia: Mohamed Salah, a star attraction ahead of football's 2018 World Cup in Russia, has made headlines for a smiling photo with Ramzan Kadyrov, strongman of Chechnya where his Egypt team have set up camp. "Mo Salah was woken from his sleep so a man accused of 'torture and extrajudicial killings' could have a photo with him during training 96

June 12, 2018 10:30 AM Honeymoon on hold as Risdon targets World Cup bliss

KAZAN: There's only one thing better than the post-wedding bliss of a relaxing honeymoon: playing at the World Cup, says Australia defender Josh Risdon. "I guess there's no better place to be, except for the honeymoon, after a wedding," Risdon told media on Tuesday at the Socceroos' training camp in Kazan on Tuesday ahead of Saturday's World Cup opener 80

June 12, 2018 10:25 AM 'Fiasco': How Saudi players had a rough time in Spain

MADRID: Nine Saudi players loaned to Spanish clubs to improve their level before the World Cup left without hardly playing in what ended up as a "fiasco". "Adapting is difficult," said David Cobeno, sporting director at Madrid-based second division side Rayo Vallecano, which signed 24-year-old Saudi midfielder Abdulmajeed Al-Sulayhem. "Everything outside 79

June 11, 2018 8:47 AM Gambling syndicates securing bank accounts ahead of World Cup

AS the world counts down to the FIFA World Cup which kicks off in Russia on Thursday, local bookmaking syndicates are said to be busy securing bank accounts from individuals to be used to accept bets and launder money during the month-long tournament. According to a report in Oriental Daily News today, account holders are getting paid as much as RM1,000 for each account 22