Marnus Labuschagne to lead Australia is against New Zealand A in ODIs; Cameron Bancroft has a chance in four-day games

Australia cricket enthusiasts are in for a treat this month as the Australia A side prepare to take on their trans-Tasman rivals from the New Zealand A in an exciting series of matches. The action-packed leg will feature two four-day games and three one-day internationals in Brisbane and Mackay. On Wednesday (August 9), Australia A … Read more

Meta begins process to end news access in Canada

Aug 1 (Reuters) – Meta Platforms (META.O) said on Tuesday it has begun the process to end access to news on Facebook and Instagram for all users in Canada. The decision is a fallout of a legislation passed by Canadian parliament that would force platforms like Google parent Alphabet (GOOGL.O) and Meta to negotiate commercial … Read more

Chelsea are negotiating a cash plus player deal to sign Kylian Mbappé from PSG this summer – Paper Talk

Plus: Chelsea are exploring a deal for Brighton goalkeeper Robert Sanchez; Ousmane Dembele’s future at Barcelona is in major doubt amid PSG’s interest in signing him this summer; Rangers’ Glen Kamara has been told to stay away from Ibrox until he finds a new club Chelsea are attempting to negotiate a cash-plus-player deal to bring … Read more

Ukraine war: Battle for Bakhmut ‘stabilising’ – Ukraine commander

By Kathryn Armstrong The battle for Bakhmut, the Ukrainian city which Russia has spent months trying to capture, is “stabilising”, says Ukraine’s commander in chief. Earlier this month, Western officials estimated between 20,000 and 30,000 Russian troops had been killed or injured in Bakhmut since last summer. But despite that, Valerii Zaluzhnyi said Ukrainian troops’ … Read more

U.S. and Canada reach a deal to close a popular but unofficial border crossing

The U.S. and Canada have reached a deal that would give both countries the authority to turn away asylum-seekers at unofficial crossing points on their shared border, President Biden and Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau announced Friday. Starting early Saturday morning, migrants who cross into Canada between official ports of entry will be quickly returned … Read more

European stocks slide 2.5% as Credit Suisse craters and banks briefly halted from trade: Live updates

European stock markets were sharply lower Wednesday, with banking stocks in deep negative territory amid the global Silicon Valley Bank fallout and more bad news for Credit Suisse. The pan-European Stoxx 600 index was down 2.5%, with all sectors trading in the red. EUROPEAN MARKETS TICKER COMPANY PRICE CHANGE %CHANGE .FTSE FTSE 100 7409.7 -227.41 -2.98 .GDAXI … Read more

‘Oh my daughter’: Volunteer medic, 29, buried in Ukraine

VINNYTSIA, Ukraine (AP) — As the mother’s cries of anguish pierced the cold morning air, mourners who had fought back tears could hold them no longer. “Oh Yana, oh my daughter,” Olena Rikhlitska howled. “My baby, my little one.” Her only child, 29-year-old Yana Rikhlitska, lay in a coffin before her, the younger woman’s blonde … Read more