IN 2000, the Institutional
Revolutionary Party, which had run
Mexico for 71 years with the help of
a mixture of authoritarianism, corruption
was voted out of office. This was seen as
the end of an era ...
TODAY: Mitt Romney and
immigration. As you know,
American Hispanics are an
important and fast-growing
voting bloc. Romney has long
had a strategy for winning them
over. The key, he explained last year,
is to tell...
TURKEY'S prime minister branded
Syria an imminent threat on Tuesday,
vowing to retaliate over the "heinous"
downing of one of its jets, as Russia
downplayed the incident and NATO rallied
TWO-TIME winner Rafael Nadal and four-time champion Serena Williams reached the Wimbledon second round on Tuesday, but Australia's men condemned their country to their worst performance since 1938. Nadal, fresh ...
"MY motto is, 'The old broad fooled them again,"' said Jane Fonda. The twotime Oscar winner may be 74, but as far as she's concerned she's still got some surprises to offer - especially to those who think that she's in her declining years. "My secret is attitude...
CHAIRMAN of Pakistan´s Senate Defence Committee Senator Mushahid Hussain Sayed said that the Muslim world looks to Qatari leadership for the resolution of global issues and conflicts. "Qatari leadership has a vision and Qatar is a ray of hope for the Muslim countries," Sayed said while speaking to community members at Pakistan embassy in Qatar on Monday. He said Qatar has been playing ...
ASTER Medical Centre on Sunday launched a monthlong Heat Stress Awareness campaign in Qatar. The campaign was formally inaugurated by India´s Ambassador to Qatar HE Deepa Gopalan Wadhwa on the Indian embassy premises. The campaign, titled ´Beat the Heat´, includes a series of events to educate the public on health issues during the summer months. Awareness seminars based on heat stress and related issues will be organised in coordination...
QATAR University and ExxonMobil launched a one week pilot project for primary school teachers on Tuesday. The main objective of the programme would be to help educators — from third to fifth grade teachers — enhance their teaching skills through an innovative training programme. The programme aims to make teachers motivate students to pursue careers in math and science. The workshop will last for a week. The Qatar University ExxonMobil Teachers ...
STATOIL plans to shut down three North Sea oil platforms linked to the Oseberg field, which has been hit by an ongoing strike, a trade union said on Tuesday, citing the company´s management. This will further reduce output from the world´s eighth biggest oil exporter. So far gas exports from Norway, the second-largest supplier to Europe after Russia, have not been affected as it can make up for losses from the fields by raising output at others. The Lederne trade...
GERMAN consumer confidence is holding up despite concerns that the German economy, the biggest in Europe, will be hit by repercussions from the debt crisis, a poll found on Tuesday. Market research company GfK said its household confidence index was forecast to edge slightly higher to 5.8 points in July from 5.7 points for June, a statement said. "The consumer climate is defying the intensification of the crisis, but sentiment is mixed," GfK said...
THE French government will shelve 1 billion euros of planned spending this year, on top of a three-year spending freeze that kicks in in 2013, Budget Minister Jerome Cahuzac said on Tuesday. President Francois Hollande´s five-week-old Socialist government is battling to bring its public deficit down to within a target of 4.5 percent of gross domestic product by the end of 2012, mainly through planned tax increases. Prime Minister Jean-Marc ...
PORTUGAL will have the unenviable task of trying to score against a stingy Spain defence at the Euro 2012 with a spot in the final up for grabs. The last time the reigning world and European champions Spain conceded a goal in the knock-out stages of a major competition was at the 2006 World Cup when Zinedine Zidane scored in injury time of France´s 3-1 victory over La Roja in the Round of 16. Since then.
THE pure bred Arabian horses of Al Shaqab have once again proved to the world that they are the products of one of the best farms in the world. In Menton, France, Al Shaqab again lived up to its reputation by pulling off more successes with its shining performance in the Mediterranean & Arab Countries Arabian Horse Championship. Galloping under inspiring guidance of His Excellency Sheikh...
ANDRES Iniesta believes Spain are only accused of playing boring football because their opponents are too defensive, ahead of Wednesday´s Euro 2012 semi-final against Portugal. Vicente del Bosque´s side are bidding to become the first team in history to claim three consecutive major international titles, having triumphed at Euro 2008 and the 2010 World Cup. Their ´tika-taka´ passing style ...
GINA Gionfriddo is the author of six plays, including the Pulitzer Prize finalist Becky Shaw. The day after my new play, Rapture, Blister, Burn, began previews off-Broadway I received a Facebook message from Wendy Wasserstein´s former assistant, a fellow playwright named Jenny Lyn Bader. Jenny had been in our first audience and wanted to tell me how much she had enjoyed the play. She said she wished Wendy were here to see me "taking up where The Heidi.
SPANISH actress Penelope Cruz may be solidifying with Alec Baldwin´s view of paparazzi. The To Rome With Love actress, who has been making her rounds promoting the Woody Allen film in Los Angeles and in New York, says it infuriates her when paparazzi cross the line. She also claims the press in the United States does not respect the privacy of minors. Earlier this week, Baldwin had a brief ...
HE is not a stranger to filmdom, considering his father-in-law is veteran artist Prem Chopra and his sister Mansi Joshi is an actress and is married to actor-filmmaker Rohit Roy. But Sharman Joshi says connections don´t work in showbiz and everyone has to prove his or her mettle to get recognition. "You are at the mercy of people. No connections really help here (filmdom). You have to prove yourself. No one can fight the battle for you. It has been a lonely journey...
QATAR Telecom (Qtel), the majority
state-held telecoms operator,
has offered to buy the remaining
47.5 percent stake it does not
already own in Kuwaiti unit
Wataniya, a Kuwaiti bourse statement
said on Tuesday. Based on
Wataniya’s current market capitalisation
of $3.97 billion, the stake
is worth about $1.9 billion,
Reuters data shows.
REBEL forces and Syrian army
units engaged in deadly combat
around elite Republican Guard
posts in the suburbs of Damascus
on Tuesday, as 116 people were
killed across the country, a monitoring
group said. The Syrian
Observatory for Human Rights
said the death toll consisted of 68
civilians, 41 soldiers and seven