Coronavirus defeated? New Zealand to end lockdown

New Zealand will phase out its coronavirus lockdown over the next 10 days after successfully containing the virus, although some restrictions will remain, Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern announced Monday. Ardern said that from Thursday shopping malls, restaurants, cinemas and playgrounds will reopen – with the country moving to Level Two on its four-tier system. The 39-year-old

After U.S. oil futures crash, what next?

A historic rout in oil markets sent U.S. crude prices plummeting to as much as minus $40 a barrel as traders rushed to get rid of unwanted stocks with storage capacity already overflowing amid a coronavirus-induced demand collapse. U.S. West Texas Intermediate (WTI) crude for May delivery CLc1 recouped some losses

How does it feel to be signed to save a season?

Manchester United signed Odion Ighalo to help their push for the top four. Vithushan Ehantharajah speaks to other strikers whose only job was to hit the ground running It has been a successful few days for two of this season’s most headline-grabbing January signings.Last Thursday, Odion Ighalo marked his full debut for new club Manchester United with

Khamenei loyalists may tighten grip at Iran elections

DUBAI - Hardliners are set to tighten control of Iran this week in a parliamentary election stacked in their favor, as the leadership closes ranks in a deepening confrontation with Washington. Big gains by security hawks would confirm the political demise of the country’s pragmatist politicians, weakened by Washington’s decision to