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[NOGARO, France] The mood among the 300 foie gras producers packed into a town hall in southwest France last week was far from festive, having been forced into a huge cull of birds caused by a second...

IN the run-up to Chinese New Year, the Weekend magazine tomorrow shows you what various dialect groups will be bringing to the reunion dinner table. In Weekend Design, usher in the Year of the...

ENGLISH football club Manchester United may not be as prolific as they once were on the field these days, but off it, they are the sport's top financial powerhouse by some distance...

[NEW YORK] Billionaire investor George Soros will partner with Mastercard Inc on a venture they said could help migrants, refugees and others struggling within their communities worldwide to improve...

[MELBOURNE] Uzbek Denis Istomin pulled off an Australian Open upset for the ages when he sent reigning champion Novak Djokovic tumbling out of the year's first grand slam in a near five-hour...

[TOKYO] Some might describe the idea as barking mad but a shrine in Tokyo is offering blessings to pets to protect the fluffy creatures from a 'ruff' year ahead...

[LONDON] Manchester United have deposed Real Madrid as the world's richest soccer club after revenue grew to a record US$735 million in 2015-16, according to Deloitte's annual Money League...

[LONDON] A Donald Trump waxwork was unveiled on Wednesday at Madame Tussauds museum in London, complete with his signature suntan - and yak hair.

[SAN FRANCISCO] Former Beatle Paul McCartney sued Sony Corp's music publishing arm on Wednesday in a federal court in New York, seeking to get back the copyrights to music of his former band,...

AT 5am on a misty morning in Dubai 12 years ago, chairs and a table lamp went toppling onto the carpeted floor in my hotel room.