Dubai’s ruler, estranged wife headed for court clash in UK

A legal battle between the powerful, poetry- writing ruler of Dubai and his wealthy estranged wife is leading toward a showdown in a London courtroom later this

Western Balkan nations press EU aspirations at Poland summit

Government ministers from six Western Balkan nations that aspire to join the European Union met with their counterparts from some EU member nations yesterday in Poland to discuss the

Offbeat | Coney Island hot dog eaters gear up to chow down

The dog days of summer are upon us. Competitive eaters will scarf down dozens of hot dogs and buns yesterday at the annual Nathan’s Famous July Fourth hot dog eating contest

This Day in History | 1975 – Ashe’s Wimbledon win makes history

American tennis player Arthur Ashe has become the first black man to win the Wimbledon singles’ championship. New Yorker Althea Gibson was the first black woman to take the Wimbledon title

Life & Style | Prince Harry, Meghan say they won’t name Archie’s godparents

Buckingham Palace says that the Duke and Duchess of Sussex will not reveal the names of the godparents of their son Archie when he is christened this weekend. The palace said

Tennis | Ash Barty doing just fine with another win at Wimbledon

If the pressure is getting to Ash Barty at Wimbledon, she’s doing a great job of hiding it. The top-ranked Australian came into the grass-court Grand Slam tournament after winning the

World briefs

A judge has denied a request to delay sentencing for a former University of Illinois student convicted in the kidnapping and murder of a visiting Chinese scholar U.S. District Judge James

The Buzz | Got a Tokyo Olympics ticket? Unrivaled demand causes turmoil

Overwhelmed by unprecedented demand, Tokyo Olympic organizers said yesterday they hope to run another ticket lottery next month for residents of Japan who got nothing the first time. Millions of Japanese

Australian student released in North Korea says ‘I’m OK’

An Australian student released after a week in detention in North Korea described his condition to reporters in Beijing on Thursday as “very good,” without saying what happened. Australian Prime Minister

World Views | Red, white but rarely blue – the science of fireworks colors, explained

In the earliest days of the United States, John Adams wrote to his wife Abigail about the celebration of independence, “It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with

25th Essence Festival | In Essence, girls trip

  * Movies: Spider-Man: Far From Home * Books: Big Sky by Kate Atkinson * Music: Down to the River by Allman Betts Band * Food: Edomae Sushi at MGM Macau   DOWNLOAD

News of the World | Essence Fest marks 25 years of celebrating black culture

Launched to mark the 25th anniversary of black-owned Essence magazine, the festival has become a yearly celebration to highlight excellence in business, fashion, entertainment, and, of course, music.

Artisan presents art of edomae sushi

MGM is presenting traditional sushi crafted by renowned Michelin-starred sushi master Hiroyuki Sato, now the chef-owner of sushi restaurant Hakkoku in Tokyo. Previously the chef of sushi

A vile conspiracy is taken down in novel ‘Big Sky’

Former soldier and policeman Jackson Brodie, who last appeared nine years ago in "Started Early, Took My Dog," makes his long-anticipated return in Kate Atkinson's new novel, "Big

‘Spider-Man’ swings again with a successful sequel

Peter Parker might be forgiven for craving a vacation as "Spider-Man: Far From Home" begins. After an emotional and strenuous last few movies with the Avengers, a break

Friday, July 5, 2019 – edition no. 3326

* Secretary Wong: Rumors can cause more harm than typhoons * The Civil Aviation Authority is considering to ban drones from more heritage sites * China-UK war of words over Hong Kong escalates *

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