Neville irritated with USWNT over hotel visit

England Women’s manager Phil Neville was irritated to discover the Americans scoping out England’s hotel as he prepared for the World Cup semifinal against the United States. U.S. coach Jill Ellis said it was a sign of good preparation rather than arrogance, but Neville suggested it could be a disciplinary matter for the staff dispatched […]

World’s First Battery-Powered Cruise Ship To Sail For The Arctic

Oslo:  The world’s first cruise ship propelled partially by battery power is set to head out from northern Norway on its maiden voyage, cruise operator Hurtigruten said on Monday. The hybrid expedition cruise ship, the Roald Amundsen, can take 500 passengers and is designed to sail in harsh climate waters. Named after the Norwegian explorer […]

Wikipedia founder calls for social media strike

People are being urged to stop using social media for up to 48 hours later this week in an effort to pressure the networks into restoring control of personal data to users. The call to strike has been issued by Dr Larry Sanger – a co-founder of the Wikipedia online encyclopaedia. In his call to […]

Protests Escalate As Hong Kong Marks Handover To China

Hong Kong:  Anti-government protesters tried to ram their way into Hong Kong’s parliament Monday, battling police armed with pepper spray, as the territory marked the anniversary of its handover to China. The angry scenes ramped up tensions in the international financial hub, which has been shaken by historic demonstrations in the past three weeks — […]

Britain No Longer Has Any Responsibility For Hong Kong, Says China

Beijing:  Britain no longer has any responsibility for Hong Kong and needs to stop “gesticulating” about its former colony, China’s Foreign Ministry said on Monday, after the British government reiterated its commitment to the joint declaration with China on Hong Kong. Protesters tried to storm Hong Kong’s legislature on the anniversary of the city’s 1997 […]