North Korea’s Kim enjoys a Russian luxury limousine gifted by Putin as the two nations expand ties

SEOUL, South Korea — North Korean leader Kim Jong Un used a Russian luxury limousine gifted by President Vladimir Putin, Kim’s sister said Saturday, praising the car’s “special function” and the two countries’ deepening bilateral ties. In February, Putin sent Kim a high-end Aurus Senat limousine, which he had shown to the North Korean leader … Read more

Manu Tuilagi: England centre declines to reveal future plans ahead of possible final Six Nations appearance | Rugby Union News

Manu Tuilagi has declined to reveal his plans for next season amid expectation that Saturday’s Six Nations clash with France could be his final game for England. Tuilagi has held talks with Top 14 clubs Montpellier and Bayonne in a move that would make the 32-year-old unavailable for Test selection by Steve Borthwick. It has … Read more

India inks ‘watershed’ $100 billion free trade deal with four non-EU nations

India flag, stock market, exchange economy and Trade, oil production, container ship in export and import business and logistics. Texbr | Istock | Getty Images India will lift most tariffs on four nations in Europe in a “watershed” deal that is expected to yield $100 billion worth of investment over 15 years and one billion … Read more

India signs a trade accord with 4 European nations for $100 billion investment over 15 years

NEW DELHI — India signed a trade agreement with Iceland, Liechtenstein, Norway and Switzerland on Sunday that includes a commitment of $100 billion investment and creating 1 million direct jobs in India in the next 15 years, officials said. India on its part committed to reducing import tariffs on industrial products from the four European … Read more

Six Nations: Alex Mitchell to start for England as Marcus Smith returns to the bench for Ireland match | Rugby Union News

Alex Mitchell will start at scrum-half for England against Ireland with Marcus Smith set to make his first appearance in this year’s Six Nations having been named on the bench. Fly-half Smith has not featured for England since the World Cup due to a calf injury, while Mitchell missed out against Scotland after suffering a … Read more

Six Nations: George Horne handed Scotland start for Italy clash in Rome | Rugby Union News

George Horne has been handed a surprise start for Scotland’s Six Nations clash with Italy in Rome on Saturday, with Gregor Townsend making three changes to the side that beat England last time out. Horne has been given the nod to play scrum-half for the first time since the 2019 World Cup. Regular starter Ben White … Read more

Australian and Vietnamese prime ministers elevate their nations’ booming economic relationship

MELBOURNE, Australia — Australian and Vietnamese prime ministers on Thursday discussed ways of improving an already booming economic relationship, as part of Australia’s strategy to diversify trade away from China. Vietnamese Pham Minh Chinh’s official state visit came after he attended a summit of Southeast Asian leaders this week co-chaired by his Australian counterpart Anthony … Read more

Six Nations: England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth hopeful on Marcus Smith, Alex Mitchell fitness | Rugby Union News

England attack coach Richard Wigglesworth has told Sky Sports he is hopeful Marcus Smith and Alex Mitchell will be fit to face Ireland in Six Nations Round 4 next Saturday. Speaking from England’s three-day training camp in York during the second Six Nations fallow week, Wigglesworth revealed fly-half Smith and scrum-half Mitchell would not train … Read more

England’s Emily Scarratt targets Six Nations after neck surgery but ‘not taking anything for granted’ | Rugby Union News

Emily Scarratt is targeting a Six Nations comeback with England after returning to rugby for the first time since neck surgery in early 2023. Centre Scarratt played 47 minutes for Loughborough Lightning against Bristol in Premiership Women’s Rugby on Friday. The 34-year-old is now hopeful of adding to her 108 caps for the Red Roses … Read more

France vs. Italy livestream: How to watch Six Nations for free

TL;DR: Stream France vs. Italy in the Six Nations for free on ITVX. Access this free streaming platform from anywhere in the world with ExpressVPN. Everything is still to play for in this year’s Six Nations. Sure, Ireland are looking somewhat unstoppable, but don’t count out the competition just yet. France might have lost their … Read more