With a winning time of under 7 seconds, speed climbing can claim to be the Olympic Games' fastest sport. Speed climbing is one of five sports that have been included in the programme for the 2020 Tokyo Olympics along with baseball/softball, bowling, karate, surfing and skateboarding. Italy's Ludivico Fossali won the men's event after Russian Stanislav Kokorin committed a false start. But in the small final it was a much closer affair with Italian Leonardo Gontero winning in a time of 6.25 seconds, beating Russian Aleksandr Shikov by three hundredths of a second. In the women's event, France's Anouk Jaubert was triumphant in the final, beating Mariia Krasavina of Russia.
Members of the Jacksonville Jaguars and Baltimore Ravens NFL teams on Sunday defied United States President Donald Trump by kneeling during the national anthem ahead of their game in London
Informing about liquor baron Vijay Mallya's status, MEA Spokesperson Vikas Swarup on Thursday said the Centre has written to the High Commission of United Kingdom in Delhi, requesting deportation of Mallya.
Liquor baron Vijay Mallya, who is currently in the United Kingdom and is being sought out in India over charges of money laundering, on Sunday said that he is not trying to evade the law enforcement agencies but is on a personal visit. 'I'm being hunted down by media in UK.
Speaking to the nation in a rare address from the Oval Office on the threat of terrorism, U.S President Barack Obama reiterated his pledge to wipe out the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIS) and any other terrorist organisation that threatens to harm America and its people.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who is on a three-day visit to United Kingdom, held talks with NRI industrialist Lord Swraj Paul in London on Saturday.
Asserting that Narendra Modi has proved his critics wrong, British Prime Minister David Cameron today said that his Indian counterpart has worked tremendously after forming the government in New Delhi and said 'acche din zaroor aayega'.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday embarked on a two-nation tour of United Kingdom and Turkey. "Leaving for UK. I am hopeful this visit will strengthen economic ties between India and UK and bring more investment to India," the Prime Minister tweeted before leaving.
On a day when Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi ended his month-long Vikas Yatra, he had some welcome news in the United Kingdom deciding to engage with his state for business and investment opportunities. With UK's move ending a virtual ban on business with his government after the 2002 riots, we debate if this is a sign that Narendra Modi is now acceptable on the international stage. Video courtesy: NDTV