Banned! Smith robbed of overseas gig

Bangladesh’s Cricket Board has barred former Australian captain Steve Smith from the forthcoming Bangladesh Premier League Twenty20 tournament following an objection raised by some franchises. Smith, serving a one-year ban from international cricket and Australia’s domestic Sheffield Shield and Big Bash League, had signed for Comilla Victorians to play in the next edition of the […]

‘As Quickly As Possible’: Volkswagen Partnership Seen As Key to Ford’s Overseas Hopes

Ford Motor Company is engaged in hurried discussions with Volkswagen, with the German automaker seen as a sure-fire way to reverse falling fortunes in overseas markets. Ford needs help in Europe and Latin America, especially — a situation made clear in Thursday’s quarterly earnings report. Since signing a Memorandum of Understanding with VW in June, the […]

Meghan Markle and Prince Harry will have to learn this before travelling overseas

Meghan Markle, 37, will be joining her husband Prince Harry, 34, for their first overseas tour together. The trip will commence on 15 October, lasting 16 days with approximately 76 engagements during the trip. During this time they will travel to Australia and New Zealand, as well as Fiji and the Kingdom of Tonga. The […]

It looks like China is extending its Black Mirror-like ‘social credit system’ to overseas companies

REUTERS/China Daily China’s social credit system is known for punishing individuals but it is also being used to control the behavior of foreign companies. According to a new report, the system — which threatens restricted privileges for certain behaviour — was used to successfully threaten dozens of foreign airlines into adopting the political stance of […]

Transparency is being forced on Britain’s overseas territories

Blue-skies regulation AS BRITAIN’S prime minister between 2010 and 2016, David Cameron championed financial transparency, targeting anonymous shell companies as the getaway cars of tax-evaders and money-launderers. On his watch Britain became the first G20 country to commit to a publicly accessible register of company owners. Mr Cameron tried to make British territories with big […]

Kate Middleton received these jewels from overseas royals and dignitaries last year

Kate Middleton, 36, the Duchess of Cambridge, has been bestowed with a number of gifts this year from members of the public, as has Prince William, 35. The couple have picked up a number of goodies, especially on their royal tours of Belgium and Finland. This includes some jewellery, which is likely to be worth […]

An overseas billionaire is renting a London mega-mansion for £1 million a year so he can try it before he buys it

An overseas billionaire is renting a London mega-mansion for £1 million for the year, the city’s biggest ever rent deal. The wealthy family wanted to try out the property to see if they want to buy it — and are paying £84,000 a month to do so. The five-storey Grade II-listed “mega mansion” is the largest private […]

The Royal Family's most memorable overseas tours of the past 30 years

Caribbean, November 2016 Prince Harry touched down in Antigua to kick off his two-week tour in the Caribbean. He attended a youth sports festival where local children turned up wearing t-shirts with his face on it. Harry was dating beau Meghan Markle at the time. It was in Antigua where Prime Minster, Gaston Browne, famously […]

Overseas troops won’t be able to watch the NFL playoffs — and more — because of the government shutdown

Joe Raedle/Getty Images The federal government is currently in a partial shutdown. Due to the shutdown, the Department of Defense’s Armed Forces Network is not operational. This means military personnel deployed overseas are at risk of not being able to see the NFL playoffs and other programming. Deployed members of the US military rely on […]