Free Press Journal
  • Joachim Loew

    Joachim Loew worries about Wolfsburg

    Berlin: German World Cup winning coach Joachim Loew will keep a close eye on VfL Wolfsburg in Wednesday’s Champions League group match against Manchester United.

  • Afghan forces struggle to retake Kunduz city from Taliban

    Kunduz: Taliban insurgents who seized the Afghan city of Kunduz have defied a counter-offensive and advanced on the airport where government forces retreated after the fall of the strategic northern gateway.

  • Reports say China holds 2 Japanese on suspicion of spying

    Tokyo: China is holding two Japanese men on suspicion of spying, Japanese media reported today. One man was picked up in May near military facilities in coastal Zhejiang province and the other near the border with North Korea about the same time, Japan’s leading newspapers and television stations said. They cited unnamed sources familiar with Japan-China affairs. Japanese government officials declined to comment. Yoshihide Suga, the top government spokesman, told reporters that Japan does its utmost to

  • Tokyo Stocks

    Tokyo stocks open higher

    Tokyo: Tokyo stocks opened sharply higher in early trading on Wednesday on bargain-hunting after steep losses across Monday and Tuesday. At 9.15 a.m. (local time) the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 333.00 points, or 1.97 percent, from Tuesday to 17,263.84, Xinhua reported.  The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 27.67 points, or 2.01 percent, to 1,403.19. Gainers were led by chemicals, insurance and

  • Fight against poverty will go on: Lalu Prasad Yadav

    Patna: Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav on Wednesday said that his fight against poverty will go on and he will continue to provide help for the reservation of the backward classes. “The BJP and the RSS want to take away the reservation of the backward and the poor people. I won’t let their dreams come true. This fight against poverty will go on,” Lalu told the media here. An FIR was

  • US stocks end mixed

    New York: US stocks closed mixed following the previous day’s plunge, as the International Monetary Fund (IMF) warned of slower economic growth for commodity exporters over the 2015-2017 period.

  • Gold falls for third session

    Chicago: Gold futures on the COMEX division of the New York Mercantile Exchange fell on Tuesday for a third straight session, as data showed US consumer confidence rose in September.

  • Edward Snowden

    Edward Snowden’s first tweet: ‘Can you hear me now?’

    Johannesburg : National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower Edward Snowden has recently joined the social networking site Twitter and started following the NSA. The former NSA contractor had more than 185 000 followers hours after his first tweet, “Can you hear me now?,” News24 reported. He is following only one account at the moment, the NSA. Snowden, who leaked classified documents about government surveillance, is currently living in exile in Russia. He faces charges in the US

  • Tokyo stocks rise 1.84 percent 

    TOKYO: Tokyo stocks rose 1.84 percent in the morning session of Wednesday on bargain-hunting and expectation for further monetary easing by the bank of Japan. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average was up 312.37 points, from Tuesday to end the morning at 17,243.21, Xinhua news agency reported. The broader Topix index of all first section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 27.32 points (1.99 percent) at 1,402.84. Gainers were led by financing

  • Sartaj Aziz

    ‘Pakistan to find just resolution to Kashmir issue’

    Islamabad: Pakistan is commited to find a just and peaceful resolution to Kashmir dispute, Pakistan’s Adviser on Foreign Affairs Sartaj Aziz has said. Pakistan’s position on the Kashmir dispute is based on the UN Security Council resolutions, Radio Pakistan quoted Aziz as saying in a meeting on Kashmir issue on Tuesday. Pakistan is steadfast in extending political, moral and diplomatic support to the people of Kashmir in their just struggle for their

  • French stock market index down

    Paris: The French stock market benchmark index CAC 40 dropped slightly by 0.31 percent to close at 4,343.73 points. With the drop of raw material prices, the CAC 40 of Paris closed lower on Tuesday with 24 of the 40 selected companies experiencing decrease, Xinhua reported. The three companies whose stocks dropped most on Tuesday were Orange, down 2.11 percent, Accor, down 2.03 percent, and Veolia Environnement, down 1.69 percent. The top

  • Arsenal suffer second CL defeat against Olympiacos

    Johannesburg : Arsenal suffered their second consecutive defeat in the ongoing Champions League as Olympiacos clinched a 3-2 triumph over the former at Emirates Stadium on Tuesday. Winger Felipe Pardo put his side ahead in the 33rd minute, but Arsenal forward Theo Walcott equalized the score just two minutes later, Sport24 reported. Arsenal’s David Ospina dropped Kostas Fortounis’s corner into his own net to extend Olympiacos’ lead in the 40th minute. Arsene Wenger side dragged

  • Chelsea suffer 1-2 defeat against Porto

    Johannesburg: Chelsea suffered a shocking 1-2 defeat against Jose Mourinho’s former club Porto in their Group G Champions League clash on Tuesday. Porto took a lead in 39th minute when midfielder Andre Andre scored, Sport24 reported. Chelsea midfielder Willian equalized the score with superb free kick at half time. But just seven minute after the Chelsea opener, Porto central defender Maicon Pereira Roque scored a match-winning goal for his side. Jose Mourinho side made several efforts

  • Luis Suarez

    Luis Suarez inspires Lionel Messi-less Barca fightback

    Madrid: Luis Suarez rounded off a stirring fightback by European champions Barcelona as they shrugged off the absence of the injured Lionel Messi to beat Bayer Leverkusen 2-1.

  • Xiaomi Corp

    Xiaomi probed for misleading consumers in China

    Beijing: Chinese smartphone vendor Xiaomi Corp is under investigation for alleged violation of China’s new advertising law which bans use of superlative adjectives for promoting products, official media reported today.

  • Beef ban in J&K: Supreme Court to hear on Monday plea against HC orders

    New Delhi: The Supreme Court today agreed to hear on Monday a plea by Jammu and Kashmir government against two “conflicting” orders of the High Court pertaining to the slaughter of bovine animals and ban on beef sale in the state, claiming these were being “misused” to disturb peace.