TOP 10 BENCH WARMERS SO FAR THIS SEASON


#10. Petr Cech The Czech international has just started just four Premier League matches this season, with Blues manager Jose Mourinho preferring Courtois ahead of the 32-year old keeper. While Cech admitted that he had to come to terms with his coach’s decision to play the Belgium international over him this season, he has also…

TOP 10 CLUBS WHICH DEVELOP GREAT PLAYERS


#10. AC Milan The Italian club has been through a rough patch in the last few years, but they continue to be one of the finest youth academies. In terms of creating stars, they have an edge over the likes of Juventus, Inter Milan or AS Roma. Legends such as Filippo Inzaghi, Paolo Maldini have…

China, Kazakhstan Sign $23 Billion in Deals


China expands its economic ties with an important partner for its Silk Road Economic Belt project. If China and Russia are warring for influence in Kazakhstan, as Arthur Guschin argued in a recent piece, then China just upped the ante. With Kazakh Prime Minister Karim Masimov in China in advance of the Boao Forum, he…

Saudi Arabia says it won’t rule out building nuclear weapons


 ‘It is not something we would discuss publicly’      Saudi Arabia will not rule out building or acquiring nuclear weapons, the country’s ambassador to the United States has indicated. Asked whether Saudi Arabia would ever build nuclear weapons in an interview with US news channel CNN, Adel Al-Jubeir said the subject was “not something…

Nigeria votes in tight Jonathan-Buhari contest


Voters have to validate their voting cards using a fingerprint reader Nigerians are going to the polls to elect a president, with incumbent Goodluck Jonathan facing a strong challenge from Muhammadu Buhari. It is said to be the most closely fought election since independence. The election was delayed by six weeks to allow the army…

Cricket World Cup 2015: Guide to semi-finals and players to watch


Fourteen teams started the 11th World Cup in Australia and New Zealand – only four now remain to contest the semi-finals. Read our team guides to find out who has hit the fastest World Cup fifty, which team has taken all 10 opposition wickets in each of their first seven games, and who former England…

Dollar resumes fall, gold firms after Bullard comments


The dollar’s fall helped copper and gold prices to firm while European shares dipped, giving back some of last week’s strong gains, and U.S. futures pointed to a flat start on Wall Street. St Louis Fed President James Bullard told CNBC that the dollar index, which measures the greenback against a basket of major currencies,…