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Saudi Arabia drags geopolitical baggage on to World Cup pitch

Saudi Arabia drags geopolitical baggage on to World Cup pitch

With politics a permanent fixture, Saudi Arabia is playing in the World Cup finals for the first time in more than a decade at a moment that the kingdom is vying for enhanced influence in global and regional governance of the sport.

Iceland prove a point by keeping Messi and Co silent

Iceland prove a point by keeping Messi and Co silent

Iceland proved you don’t necessarily need a football to get results after claiming a first point on their World Cup debut in a 1-1 draw with Argentina.

Gout in elderly linked to higher risk of dementia

Gout in elderly linked to higher risk of dementia

Elderly people suffering from gout may have 17-20 % higher risk of dementia, suggests a new study by a team that includes an Indian-origin researcher.

Greener, greater cities

Greener, greater cities

What should a “green” city look like?

Implantable defibrillators may cause dilemmas

Implantable defibrillators may cause dilemmas

Defibrillators implanted in the body to kickstart the heart can be lifesaving for some people, but as patients age they may face difficult conversations about when to replace or deactivate the devices.

The anatomy of global debt

The anatomy of global debt

At the end of May, the International Monetary Fund launched its new Global Debt Database.

Singapore summit’s uncertain legacy

Singapore summit’s uncertain legacy

US President Donald Trump returned from his short summit meeting in Singapore with North Korean leader Kim Jung-un in an exultant mood. “Everybody can now feel much safer than the day I took office,” Trump tweeted.

Moderation is the key in intake of Vitamin D

Moderation is the key in intake of Vitamin D

It was in April this year that Gulf Times reported more than 80% of the Qatari population suffer from low levels of Vitamin D, which is related to several chronic infirmities such as cardiovascular diseases, diabetes, several inflammatory diseases, and cancer.

Why ‘America First’ means ‘Europe United’

Why ‘America First’ means ‘Europe United’

One of the main arguments made in support of the United Kingdom’s withdrawal from the European Union is that the UK will be able to negotiate better trade deals with other countries – and even with Europe – if it is on its own.

Farmers in US stressed, angry at trade wars

Farmers in US stressed, angry at trade wars

US farmers find themselves in the crosshairs of a trade war with China and others launched by President Donald Trump, who was elected with the support of many in rural America.

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