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...an important theme of his rule: he has opened an expensive ski resort in the north of the country and twice hosted the US basketball player Dennis Rodman. This weekend a troupe of foreign wrestlers visited Pyongyang for a tournament staged by the Japanese... By Simon Mundy in Pyongyang
August 29, 2014
...technology and music. It has offices in 36 countries, a branding agency and an unconventional style – it took the former basketball star Dennis Rodman to North Korea to meet Kim Jong Un – which it blends with more serious reports from world hotspots... By Matthew Garrahan in New York
August 29, 2014
...despite some reluctance within the groups themselves. “We never asked for Iraq to be divided . . . yet we’ve become the basketball everyone wants to make a goal with,” says Younes Saleh, a Shabak. Mr Saleh now lives in one of the dozens of white plastic... By Erika Solomon in Kirkuk
August 26, 2014
...American golf. Bain Capital bigwigs Steve Pagliuca and Josh Bekenstein. Mr. Pagluica is a co-owner of the Boston Celtics basketball team. Mr. Bekenstein is a co-founder of Bain Capital with former Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and appeared... Sujeet Indap
August 22, 2014
...quarter earnings. Foot Locker reported profits of $92m, a 39 per cent jump from results a year ago, due to healthy sales of basketball and running shoes. Foot Locker’s second quarter sales grew 13 per cent to $1.64bn, compared to analyst forecasts... By Jennifer Bissell and Anna Nicolaou
August 20, 2014
...after handing over the top job to Satya Nadella, Mr Ballmer declared that he would focus on managing the Los Angeles Clippers basketball team, which he acquired recently for an estimated $2bn. Mr Ballmer’s departure is seen as an important moment for the... By Avantika Chilkoti
August 17, 2014
...fundamentally incompatible with what a Facebook brand means,” he says. “It’s fine to try but I can keep trying to play NBA basketball all I like, but I’m still 5 foot 8.” By Hannah Kuchler and Tim Bradshaw in San Francisco
August 15, 2014
...speak of and most of his childhood friends were hooked on the more conventional sporting options of football, volleyball and basketball. “I think tennis was just in my genes,” he said. “My father was a coach, my mother was a former volleyball player... By David Cox
August 13, 2014
Copper has sunk to its lowest level since June after weak economic data fuelled concerns about the prospects for demand in By Neil Hume
August 8, 2014
...bass line’, it’s, ‘How shall I play this bass line?’ So I may decide I want to play it like a slow-motion basketball dribble. It comes very naturally. I think we all have this ingrained gestural language.” The gloves, in the meantime... By Peter Aspden
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