MORE than 4 million
Americans have lost their
homes since the housing
bubble began bursting six
years ago. An additional 3.5
million homeowners are in the foreclosure
process or are so delinquent on
payments that they will be soon. With
MITT Romney's choice of
Paul Ryan to be his running
mate is - do I dare
say this? - good news for
lots of people.
Conservative Republicans will
mobilise around a deeply conservative
Tea Party hero, who will help
ease their essential discomfort with
A MAJORITY of Qataris
travelling abroad for the
Eid Al Fitr holidays are
bound for Europe, travel
agency sources say.
Countries like Germany,
Austria, and the United
Kingdom continue to be
the leading Eid travel ...
GOLD rebounded on Wednesday after its two previous sessions' losses, as muted US consumer inflation raised hopes for monetary stimulus and a prominent hedge fund manager's rising appetite on gold brightened...
CAPTAIN Andrew Strauss' 100th Test for England at Lord's this week will be overshadowed by the controversial absence of the team's most dynamic batsman Kevin Pietersen for the deciding match against South Africa. England ...
THERE is something about the Salman-Katrina pairing. Something that goes deeper than a real-life affection. Even deeper than that crackling pitch-perfect chemistry that we see among endearing star-pairs, like Raj-Nargis ...
MORE than 100 guests including diplomats, scholarship students and their families, and airline management staff attended Qatar Airways´ annual event to see off students sponsored by the national carrier prepare for further studies. Qatar Airways´ National Scholarship Programme (QANSP) hosted the event for Qatari scholarship students who would pursue higher education in Qatar, the UK and the US. Guests at the event called ´Your Journey Begins´ ...
OVER 300 members of the Bangladesh community in Qatar on Wednesday gathered at the Bangladesh embassy to observe the country´s National Mourning Day, which falls on August 15. The day marked the 37th anniversary of martyrdom of the ´Father of the Nation´ Bangabandhu Sheikh Mujibur Rahman. Bangabandhu was assassinated on August 15, 1975, together with 18 members of ...
EMPLOYEES of the Crowne Plaza Doha Business Park on Wednesday gave out iftar meals to the labourers of Redco Construction Company who had worked for the construction of the Crowne Plaza Hotel. Talking to Qatar Tribune General Manager of the Crowne Plaza Doha Hotel Savino Leone said, "This event is being held on behalf of HE Sheikh Mohamad bin Hamad al Thani to show appreciations ...
CONSUMER prices were flat in July for a second straight month and the year-over-year increase was the smallest in more than 1-1/2 years, giving the Federal Reserve room for further monetary easing to tackle stubbornly high unemployment. Other reports on Wednesday showed homebuilder sentiment in August hit its highest level in more than five years, while industrial production.
US HOMEBUILDERS grew more confident in the housing recovery in August, as many reported that prospects for sales are the best they´ve been since the home bubble burst five years ago. The National Association of Home Builders/Wells Fargo builder sentiment index released on Wednesday rose two points this month to 37, up from 35 in July. That´s the highest reading since March 2007. The index, which is based on responses from 478 builders, has been.
UKRAINE has picked a consortium led by ExxonMobil and Royal Dutch Shell to develop its Skifska gas field in the Black Sea, it said on Wednesday, as it seeks to wean itself off increasingly expensive Russian gas imports. The project, whose total costs have been estimated by the government at $10-12 billion, is part of the former Soviet republic´s plan to ease its dependence on gas imported from Russia, which amounted to some 40 billion cubic meters last ...
ANDY Roddick developed back spasms during his opening match at the Western & Southern Open on Tuesday, setting up a two-set loss that left questions about his health heading into the US Open. Tenth-seeded Mardy Fish beat Spain´s Feliciano Lopez 6-2, 6-3. No. 11 seed Gilles Simon withdrew before the start of his match against Marcos Baghdatis with a sore shoulder. Tommy Haas beat David Nalbandian 6-7 (0), 7-6 (4), 6- 3 in 3 hours, 22 minutes, equaling the longest non ...
BOLTON Wanderers midfielder Fabrice Muamba has retired from playing professional football on health grounds, the English secondtier club said on its website Thursday. The 24-year-old collapsed during an FA Cup tie away to Tottenham Hotspur in March and his heart then stopped beating for 78 minutes. Democratic Republic of Congo-born Muamba´s recovery was hailed as miraculous but there were always questions as to whether he could play again ...
VENUS Williams showed almost a year after her health scare that she has the stamina needed as she battled for two hours 23 minutes to beat Russia´s Maria Kirilenko 6-3 6-7 6-2 at the Cincinnati Open on Tuesday. Sister Serena, fresh from her Olympic gold medal success in London, ground out a 6-3 6-4 win over determined Greek Eleni Daniilidou. Venus served for the match twice in the second set, when up 5-4 and 6-5, but Kirilenko, the 12th seed, fought well...
THE much awaited Yash Raj Films´ romantic action thriller Ek Tha Tiger, which sees Salman Khan and Katrina Kaif coming together after four years, is a complete package and it has many USPs, says its director Kabir Khan. "There is not one USP of the film and I think that is the reason why people are liking the promo too. Ek Tha Tiger is a complete package film. It has the whole package of Salman-Katrina, action and Yash Raj productions," said Khan, who got...
AFTER featuring in some hit films, Katrina Kaif is awaiting the release of some more big ticket films. The actress believes life has been good so far but says she is looking forward to the best phase in her career. "I hope the best phase of my career is yet to come. As a person one faces different phases in life. You also face phases of unsettlement where you´re not sure about anything. Right now my life is only about going to the film sets and coming back home," Katrina...
BOLLYWOOD actor Sanjay Dutt adopted his father Sunil Dutt´s dacoit avatar from 1963 film Mujhe Jeene Do for upcoming movie Son Of Sardar (SOS). The actor had plans of remaking his father´s film Mujhe Jeene Do, but the plan has been incorporated in the Ajay Devgn-starrer SOS. If a reliable source is to be believed, Sanjay´s clothes and make-up have been modelled around his father´s look. However.
THE United Arab Emirates said on
Wednesday it had selected six companies
to supply fuel to its four
planned nuclear reactors in deals
worth an estimated $3 billion. “The
six contracts are valued at approximately
US$3 billion according to
ENEC forecasts,” the Emirates
Nuclear Energy Corporation said in
GOLD rebounded on Wednesday
after its two previous sessions’
losses, as muted US consumer
inflation raised hopes for monetary
stimulus and a prominent hedge
fund manager’s rising appetite on
gold brightened bullion market sentiment.
Investors took heart on
news that long-time gold bull John
Paulson raised his stake in the
world’s No. 1 gold exchange-traded
fund SPDR Gold Trust by the