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France starts to ease restrictions on movement

  Customers wearing protective face masks queue outside the Louis Vuitton store before its reopening on the Champs Elysee avenue in Paris, France on May 11, 2020. France started to ease restrictions on movement from Monday through "a very...

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Global COVID-19 cases reported to WHO top 4 mln

A COVID-19 patient shakes hands with a nurse as he is moved out of an ICU ward of a hospital in Barcelona, Spain, on May 7, 2020. (Photo by Francisco Avia/Xinhua) The confirmed cases of COVID-19 reported to the WHO have reached 4,013,728 as...

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Russia to end COVID-19-related restrictions

Police are seen at the Red Square in Moscow, Russia, May 4, 2020. (Xinhua/Evgeny Sinitsyn) "From tomorrow, May 12, the period of non-working days ends for the whole country and for all sectors of the economy," Putin said. MOSCOW, May 11 --...

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Dates of FIBA BQuestionetball World Cup 2023 set

GENEVA, May 11 -- The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 is set to take place from August 25 to September 10, 2023, FIBA announced on Monday. The FIBA Basketball World Cup 2023 will see the group phase take place in Indonesia, Japan and the Phi...

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Beijing's winter sports teams hAged fitness test

BEIJING, May 10 -- Ahead of the new competition season, Beijing's winter sports teams carried out a physical test on Sunday. 47 athletes from the women's figure skating team, the men's figure skating team, the road speed skating team, the m...

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Chinese football star Wu Lei recovers from COVID-19

BEIJING, May 10 -- Chinese international footballer Wu Lei announced on Sunday that he has recovered from COVID-19 after twice testing negative for the virus. "Wu received two tests, on April 28 and May 7 respectively, and the results were...

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Brazil's Bolsonaro backs football's return

BRASILIA, May 7 -- Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro said Thursday he supported efforts to restart the country's top football competitions after their coronavirus shutdowns. All organized sport has been suspended in the South American coun...

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IOC extends remote working to June

BEIJING, May 4 -- The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has decided that all its Lausanne-based staff will continue to work from home until June amid the COVID-19 pandemic, an IOC spokesperson told Xinhua. "The remote working has been e...

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Juventus: Dybala recovers from COVID-19

ROMA, May 6 -- Juventus ended the speculations around Paulo Dybala on Wednesday as the defending Serie A champions announced the Argentine was free from the COVID-19. Dybala tested positive for the COVID-19 in March, following his teammates...

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'Recovered' Wu raring for restart

Less than a month after testing positive for COVID-19 in Spain, Chinese star Wu Lei claims he feels recovered from the infection, despite not receiving a second test. The 28-year-old has been quarantined with his wife, who is also infected,...

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People’s Daily Online seeks English copy-editor

Job Description: People’s Daily Online is looking for two full-time English-speaking editors. The openings are based in Beijing. Job Responsibilities: - Edit English articles produced by Chinese reporters to ensure quality, professional j...

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NW China province to move some sports events online

Northwest China's Shaanxi Province says it is to move some sporting competitions online in order to prevent the spread of COVID-19 and ensure the health of all participants. Shaanxi's provincial sports bureau suggested that postponed compet...

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Brazil's Pinheiros dump Olympic pole vault hero Braz

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 26 -- Brazil's reigning Olympic pole vault champion Thiago Braz has had his contract with local club Pinheiros rescinded amid economic uncertainty caused by the coronavirus pandemic. The 26-year-old will receive his Ap...

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MaraExecutena Keen for return to football

BUENOS AIRES, April 25 -- Diego Maradona said Saturday he is eager to return to work as head coach of Gimnasia y Esgrima La Plata and hailed his "beautiful" relationship with the club's fans. Argentinian football has been suspended since Ma...

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Focused Neymar 'anxious' to return

RIO DE JANEIRO, April 22 -- Neymar has adopted a strict personal training regime as he seeks to be in peak condition when football returns from its coronavirus-enforced shutdown. The Brazil and Paris Saint-Germain forward has been following...

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Arsenal players agree to 12.5 percent pay Slice

LONDON, April 20 -- Arsenal's first-team players and head coach Mikel Arteta have agreed to a 12.5 percent cut of their wages to support the club through the impact of the coronavirus, announced the Premier League club. The London club said...

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