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  • Election gamble leaves 'strong and stable' British PM anything but

    It was never meant to be a high-stakes gamble for Britain's risk-averse prime minister, but Theresa May's attempt to strengthen her leadership by calling an early election has instead left her authority in tatters...

    Without the desired larger majority, May ? if she stays on ? will now be in the thrall of two wings of her party that oppose her plans to leave the European Union: “purists” who want a clean break with the bloc and...

  • Pakistan Super League: PCB’s gamble to boost coffers

    KARACHI: Pakistan is rolling the dice on global superstars such as Chris Gayle and Kevin Pietersen to boost the country's cash-strapped cricket board when its new high-octane, short-form T20 league begins in the UAE next month...

    But insiders warn Pakistan's first franchise-based league may not be enough to overcome revenue and time lost during the country's long exile from hosting international cricket...

  • Turkey polls — a gamble for Erdogan

    Hamit Bozarslan is the director of studies at Paris’s School of Higher Studies in Social Sciences and the author of several books including History of Turkey from Empire to Our Days and Revolution and State of Violence in Middle-East...

    He was recently in town for the talk ‘Political Crisis in Turkey and Euro-Turkish Relations’ held at Karachi University’s Area Study Centre for Europe...

  • The Beirut gamble

    HARARE and Hariri have dominated the international news cycle in recent weeks...

    The Zimbabwean capital has witnessed a drama in which the 93-year-old incumbent president, Robert Mugabe, is refusing to resign after 37 years in power, despite pointed indications from the military, the ruling party and the broader populace that his time is up...

  • Australia gamble on injured Starc, Lynn for Champions Trophy

    MELBOURNE: Australia pace spearhead Mitchell Starc and batsman Chris Lynn have been named as part of a formidable squad for next month’s ICC Champions Trophy in England and Wales despite nursing injuries...

    “Our medical staff will continue to monitor Mitchell and Chris recovery from their respective injuries but we are hopeful they will be fit in time for the team’s departure on May 18, selector Trevor Hohns said in a media release......

  • Wildcard Hung takes gamble on Taiwan presidency for ailing KMT

    TAIPEI: Known as “xiao-la-jiao” or “little hot pepper” for her straight-talking style, unlikely presidential hopeful Hung Hsiu-chu encapsulates the crisis facing Taiwan’s ruling Kuomintang (KMT) — and the sharp divisions in the island’s politics...

    Hung’s conservative pro-China views are at odds with public sentiment and have even alienated some in her own party...

  • Turkey election a high-stakes gamble for Erdogan

    But Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is fighting back, desperate to restore his absolute grip on power in a new vote on Sunday after his Justice and Development Party (AKP) lost its majority five months ago...

    The opinion polls are almost unanimous, however: despite the fallout from this month’s massive Ankara bombing and the revival of the bloody Kurdish conflict, Turks are likely to vote on Sunday as they did on June 7...

  • Spin gamble pays off as New Zealand spank India

    NAGPUR: Kane Williamson’s gamble to compromise on speed and pick three specialist spinners paid off as New Zealand humbled hosts India by 47 runs in a spin-dominated Super 10 contest of the World Twenty20 on Tuesday...

    New Zealand’s three-pronged spin attack, however, ensured it was more than enough as Mitchell Satner (4-11), Nathan McCullum (2-15) and the Indian-born Ish Sodhi (3-18) wrecked the hosts who folded for 79 in 18...

  • Brazilian President Rousseff’s gamble on Lula is unlikely to pay off

    It was a bold move that seemed calculated not so much to help Brazil through troubled times as to prop up her own enfeebled presidency and throw a lifeline to her tarnished political mentor...

    ) If those charges — and many others clouding Rousseff’s government — hold up in court, her gamble to save her career could end up quickening calls for her ouster and help push Lula, a living Brazilian legend who redeemed the poor and brought...

  • India gamble on paceman Shami for World T20

    The 25-year-old Shami has not played international cricket since finishing as India's second most successful bowler at last year's 50-over World Cup in Australia and New Zealand with 17 wickets...

    Shami underwent surgery on his injured knee after returning from that tournament last March and was named in the squad for the limited-overs series in Australia earlier this year, only to be ruled out with a hamstring problem...

  • China’s cancer patients gamble on grey market

    Yin, like many families in China, turned to the increasingly popular, unregulated market of online pharmacies, agents and peer groups for drugs...

    Of 30 cancer patients interviewed by Reuters over the past year, two thirds took routes similar to Yin’s, pushed by China’s high drug prices and a lack of access to newer drugs...

  • A great gamble in Punjab

    This is not the first time the young PPP head has been asked to take this great gamble...

    The reason was not difficult to understand: “…the party had been left leaderless during the general election in 2008 and 2013 and that’s why it couldn’t perform”...

  • UK PM Johnson's no-deal Brexit gamble hammers sterling

    The British pound tumbled on Tuesday as investors bet Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit brinkmanship with the European Union could trigger a messy divorce that would sow chaos through the world economy and financial markets...

    "The current sterling meltdown is in line with our view that GBP risks are heavily skewed to the downside given the Brexit uncertainty and rising odds of an early election (our base case)...

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