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Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Wladimir Klitschko retires and will not fight Anthony Joshua in rematch

Sports
Former heavyweight world champion Wladimir Klitschko has retired from boxing - ruling out a rematch with Britain's Anthony Joshua.The Ukrainian, 41, was knocked out in the 11th round by current champion Joshua at Wembley Stadium in April.Joshua, 27, had hoped Klitschko would sign his rematch clause for a proposed fight in Las Vegas on 11 November."I have achieved everything I dreamed of, and now I want to start my second career after sports," said Klitschko.The two-time former champion, who held the unified title from 2006-2015 before losing to Joshua's fellow Briton Tyson Fury, ends his career with a record of 64 wins and five defeats."I would have never imagined that I would have such a long and incredibly successful boxing career," he added.Listen to the thrilling finale of Joshua v Kli...
Report: Fugitive Chinese billionaire may have requested U.S. political asylum

Report: Fugitive Chinese billionaire may have requested U.S. political asylum

World
Aug. 3 (UPI) -- A fugitive Chinese billionaire who had vowed to expose corrupt Chinese officials in the upper reaches of the central leadership may have requested political asylum in the United States.China's Boxun News reported Thursday Guo Wengui, a member of U.S. President Donald Trump's Mar-a-Lago resort, had stated in documents submitted to a U.S. court that he would be persecuted and severely punished if he returned to China.The documents were acquired by Boxun and were part of a file addressing a lawsuit involving a Hong Kong investment firm.The report did not specify whether the Hong Kong firm was Pacific Alliance Asia Opportunity Fund, a hedge fund affiliated with the $ 18-billion Pacific Alliance Group.The hedge fund had requested a New York state judge to block the sale of Guo's...
French bank Credit Agricole gets capital boost as profit climbs

French bank Credit Agricole gets capital boost as profit climbs

Finance
Credit Agricole reported a sharp rise in its core capital ratio to 12.4 percent, as the bank took advantage of higher profits and a sale of a stake in investment company Eurazeo to beef up its financial position.An improving economic activity in its core European markets, coupled with a slight increase in interest rates and cost cuts, helped drive its second-quarter net income up 17 percent to 1.35 billion euros ($ 1.60 billion)."The economy is improving in our main markets, namely France and Italy, so I'm confident that we are on track to reach the financial targets that we have set for our medium-term plan for 2019," Jerome Grivet, the deputy managing director of Group Finance at Credit Agricole, told CNBC on Thursday.Revenues fell 0.6 percent, as its asset manager Amundi and insurance b...
Reduce your fertility age

Reduce your fertility age

Health
  In your mid-30s and want a baby – whether that’s now or in a few years? You’re not alone. Figures show one-in-five new mothers is over 35, and record numbers of women in their 40s are having babies. Not that it’s anything new – interestingly, more women had babies over 40 in 1947 than in recent years, and before the era of reliable contraception, the average age to have a last baby was 42. So while your 20s and early 30s are the optimum conception time, it’s certainly not necessarily over after that. Help Yourself ‘In purely biological terms, trying to start a family before you’re 35 is a good idea,’ says fertility expert and acupuncturist Emma Cannon, author of new book Fertile. ‘But life may not work out that way and there’s a lot you can do to help increase your chances of conceiving
Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned

Enbridge: Michigan, North Dakota pipelines working as planned

Business
Aug. 3 (UPI) -- The source of opposition, pipeline company Enbridge said in its second quarter report that pipelines in Michigan and North Dakota were operating as expected.Second quarter net income was $ 92.6 million, up 10 percent from the same period last year. For the six months ending June 30, the company reported net income of $ 158.1 million, down about 3.5 percent from the same period in 2016.One of the larger pipeline operators in North America, the company attributed some of the weakness to increased operating costs, completion of tests on its Line 5 system through the Great Lakes and weakness in its natural gas business, which was sold off in June.Enbridge is facing push back from residents in the northern part of Michigan's lower peninsula worried about the integrity of Line 5,...