Tokyo governor surprised by 'sudden' marathon switch

Tokyo governor Yuriko Koike said on Friday she is surprised by the International Olympic Committee's "sudden" decision to move the 2020 marathon to a northern city and there is no chang...

Astros turn to Justin Verlander to close out Yankees

Justin Verlander has been put in just about every situation on the mound and come out of them all as one of the game’s best pitchers. Even so, his accomplishments do not protect him from the nerves…

Everything you thought you knew about Ronaldo is wrong

The Century: This week, The Independent is counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years. At No 6 is the most misunderstood player of the millennium

We reveal the greatest player of our 21st century countdown

The Century: This week, The Independent has been counting down the 100 best players of the last twenty years

Oil ebbs as China's slowest GDP growth in almost three decades...

Oil prices slid on Friday on jitters over demand from China after the world's largest oil importer recorded its weakest quarter of economic growth in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade...

Brexit deal: Boris Johnson launches frantic sales pitch ahead of Commons vote – live news

Prime minister has said he is ‘very confident’ deal will be approved in historic Commons vote on Saturday

David Cameron calls Boris Johnson a 'greased piglet' but backs his deal

He said: 'The thing about the greased piglet is that he manages to slip through other people's hands where mere mortals fail.'

Yankees’ Chad Green couldn’t get it done this time

As Masahiro Tanaka seemed to flirt with disaster throughout much of his ALCS Game 4 outing against the Astros, Chad Green warmed up multiple times in the bullpen, waiting to come to Tanaka’s — and …

Oil dips as China posts slowest GDP growth in almost three decades

Oil prices fell on Friday after China, the world's largest oil importer, recorded its weakest quarter of economic growth in nearly three decades, dragged down by a trade dispute with the United S...

China says its economy grew 6% in the third quarter, slower than expected

China released third-quarter GDP figures on Friday showing the economy grew 6.0% from a year ago.

Six warning lights flashing for China’s slowing economy

China’s $13 trillion economy is slowing and indicators showing that range from freight shipments to factory power generation and from employment to expenditures on entertainment.

Concerned over Haiti’s political crisis, Guterres promises ‘continuous commitment’

In the light of on-going instability across Haiti and this week’s transition away from fully-fledged peacekeeping operations, the UN chief on Thursday promised “the continuous commitment” of the Organization “to support the Haitian people on their path to peace and development”.

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