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EU parliament urges officials to skip Beijing Olympics

Lawmakers called on the EU's institutions and member states "to decline invitations for government representatives and diplomats to attend the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics unless the Chinese Government demonstrates a verifiable improvement in the human rights situation.

Mahmood strikes as England 'C team' thrash Pakistan

England were fielding a completely changed XI from their previous ODI after a COVID-19 outbreak within their existing squad during a recent 2-0 series win at home to Sri Lanka required all 16 players originally selected to play against Pakistan to self-isolate.

Japan announces virus emergency during Olympics

With just two weeks until the July 23 opening ceremony, coronavirus infections are rising in the capital, and the spread of the more infectious Delta variant has spooked Japanese authorities.

EU slaps VW, BMW with €875-mn antitrust fine

Launched after anti-cartel raids in 2017, the case marked yet another blow against the German auto-making sector, which was rocked by the devastating 'dieselgate' emissions cheating scandal that broke in 2015.

Botswana unearths second huge diamond in weeks

The latest find, which fills the palm of a man's hand, was discovered on June 12 by Canadian Diamond firm, Lucara and presented to the country's cabinet in the capital Gaborone on Wednesday.