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Mourinho won’t be short of offers – Clarke

Clubs will be lining up to speak to "serial winner" Jose Mourinho after his sacking at Manchester United, his former assistant Steve Clarke has said. United sacked Mourinho on Tuesday after suffering their worst start to a season for 28 years and replaced him with former striker Ole Gunnar Solskjaer until the end of the... Continue Reading →

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Australia PM promises stiffer laws against religious discrimination

Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Thursday promised stiffer legislation against religious discrimination, and a new commissioner to act as a watchdog on freedom of religion issues. Morrison said his conservative government would introduce a Religious Discrimination Act next year to provide more protections than existing state laws. "Australia is a place where discrimination on... Continue Reading →

U.N. chief joins Yemen peace talks as pressure builds for port deal

The United Nations chief will join the final day of peace talks on Thursday between Yemen's warring parties that have brought agreement on reopening Sanaa airport and restarting oil exports but no deal on a strategic Red Sea port. Western nations are pressing the Iran-aligned Houthi group and the Saudi-backed government to agree confidence-building steps... Continue Reading →

Detained in China – Canadian businessman known for ties to North Korean leader

Canadian Michael Spavor has jet skied with Kim Jong Un, felt the ground shake from a North Korean nuclear test, and now it appears, been detained by Chinese authorities. Spavor, a business consultant with deep ties to North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of endangering state security, Chinese state media reported. The Canadian government... Continue Reading →

China says second Canadian being probed for harming state security

Canadian businessman Michael Spavor, who worked with North Korea, is being investigated on suspicion of harming China's state security, officials said, days after a former Canadian diplomat was detained in China in an escalating diplomatic row. The state security bureau in the northeastern Chinese city of Dandong, which borders North Korea, has been investigating Spavor... Continue Reading →

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