Free Press Journal
  • Trump: US-Japan ties are ‘cornerstone of peace’

    Washington : US President Trump has pledged close security and economic cooperation with Japan and called the alliance between the two nations “a cornerstone of regional peace and stability”, edging away from campaign pledges to force Tokyo to pay more for the US’ security umbrella.

  • Russia considers returning Snowden as ‘gift’

    Washington : Russia is considering turning over Edward Snowden as a “gift” to US President Donald Trump who had said the National Security Agency (NSA) whistleblower deserves to be executed for being a spy, according to a senior American intelligence official.

  • 70,000 evacuated in Greece to defuse WWII-era bomb

    Thessaloniki : Greek authorities today began evacuating some 70,000 people in the city of Thessaloniki ahead of an operation to defuse a bomb from World War II.

  • Pak concerned over peace in Indian Ocean, says Aziz

    Karachi : Pakistan’s top diplomat Sartaj Aziz on Saturday alleged that India’s evolving “expansionist” maritime security strategy and un-demarked border of Sir Creek pose “threat” to the security of the Indian Ocean.

  • Fears of escalation after militias enter Libya’s Tripoli

    Tripoli : A group of Libyan militias entered the capital Tripoli this week and said they were creating a “Libyan National Guard”, to the alarm of the country’s unity government and Washington.

  • China to relocate 3.4 mln people

    Beijing: China plans to relocate 3.4 million people from poverty-stricken communities to more developed areas this year as part of its poverty reduction drive.

  • Turkish troops, Syria rebels enter IS-held town: Monitor

    Beirut: Turkish troops and Syrian rebels today entered the Islamic State-held town of Al-Bab in northern Syria, as government forces also approached the jihadist bastion, a monitor said.

  • 15,000 European Kurds protest for leader’s release

    Strasbourg : Some 15,000 people marched in the eastern French city of Strasbourg today demanding that Turkey release Kurdish separatist leader Abdullah Ocalan, as Europe’s Kurds held their biggest annual gathering.

  • Chinese soldier returns home from India after five decades

    Beijing : A Chinese soldier, who was stuck in India for over 50 years after he crossed over the border post 1962 war, today arrived in Beijing with his Indian family members to an emotional reunion with his Chinese kin.

  • Rahim, Shakib lead Bangladesh fightback

    Hyderabad : Indian bowlers faced dogged resistance from Bangladesh middle-order led by captain Mushfiqur Rahim, who hit a defiant 81 to take his team to 322 for six at stumps on day three of the one-off Test here on Saturday.

  • Kohli credits success to captaincy, fitness

    Hyderabad : Crediting his rampaging run to captaincy, Indian swashbuckler Virat Kohli says the added responsibility has left no room for complacency in his batting and that has helped him achieve the record-breaking feat of four double hundreds in as many Test series.

  • Won’t be surprised if India win 4-0 : Ganguly

    Mumbai : Former India captain Saurav Ganguly said he wouldn’t be surprised if India swept Aussies 4-0 in the upcoming Test match series, commencing on February 23 at Pune.

  • Irfan among 3 more players questioned

    Karachi : The match-fixing scandal that has rocked the Pakistan Super league (PSL) grew in proportion on Saturday with three more players, including Test pacer Muhammad Irfan, being questioned by the Cricket Board’s Anti-Corruption Unit.

  • Dhawan eyes India comeback through CT

    Mumbai : Discarded India opener Shikhar Dhawan is eyeing a comeback into the national team at the ICC Champions Trophy in June by performing well in the few domestic tournaments lined up ahead of the event in England.

  • North favourites to lift T20 inter-zonals

    Mumbai : Star-studded North Zone, comprising four members of the 2011 World Cup winning squad including captain Harbhajan Singh, start odds-on favourites in the T20 Inter Zonal league for the Syed Mushtaq Ali Trophy commencing at the Wankhede Stadium today.

  • India-Pak clash in final today

    Alur (Karnataka) : Pakistan set up a clash with India in the final of the T20 Cricket World Cup for Blind after beating England by 147 runs in the second semifinal at the KSCA Ground here on Saturday.

  • Grandmaster Harika starts as fourth seed

    Tehran : Grandmaster Dronavalli Harika starts as the fourth seed and will take on Bangladesh’s Shamima Akter Liza in the first round of the World Women’s Chess Championship that gets underway here.

  • Rain of Goals

    Vitoria : It rained goals at the Mendizorraza stadium here in the match between  Alaves and Barcelona. Showing and proving their supremacy, Barcelona scored at will to completlly outplay rivals by 6-0. Luis Suarez, Neymar, Messi, Messi, Rakitic, Suarez the scoreboard was saying. Barcelona scored six, but they could have had nine or 10. With the full 3 points from this win, Barca also claimed the top spot in the La Liga.

  • Former Dutch football star Keizer passes away

    The Hague : Former Dutch football star Piet Keizer died on Friday at the age of 73 following the effects of lung cancer, his family made it known on Saturday.

  • Youth Soccer Academy overcome Xavier’s Boys

    Mumbai : Youth Soccer Academy recorded a hard-fought 2-1 win against Xavier’s Boys in a Second Division match of the Mumbai District Football Association League 2016-2017, played at the St. Xavier’s ground, Parel on Saturday.