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Trade tariffs: Deadline looms on US exemption for EU

Image copyright EPA Image caption The EU had a temporary exemption to steel and aluminium tariffs but that runs out on 1 May EU Trade Commissioner Cecilia Malmstrom is to hold last-ditch talks with her US counterpart aimed at exempting the 28-nation bloc from President Donald Trump’s steel and aluminium …

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A Gym Thing: The play with weighty issues

‘I went from gym novice to gym bunny’ says actor Tom Vallen, star and writer of A Gym Thing. The new play charts one man’s obsessive compulsive muscle dysmorphia, which is otherwise known as bigorexia. A Gym Thing is playing at The Pleasance Theatre, London from 30 April to 13 …

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Penguins' Evgeni Malkin remains out against Capitals

Forward Evgeni Malkin?again didn’t play in the? Pittsburgh Penguins’ 4-1 Game 2 loss to the? Washington Capitals. Penguins coach Mike Sullivan said before the game that Malkin, who has a lower-body injury, did not experience a setback. He said it’s “just part of the process.” Sullivan said Malkin could return …

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A Polyglot N.B.A. Swears by One Thing: That Call Was #@!&

“I probably didn’t say something nice,” he said. Referees have a difficult job. As Ilyasova of the 76ers put it, “Everybody’s always complaining about something.” There are occasions, he said, when he counts himself among the complainers. Depending on his level of agitation, he may express himself in English, “but …

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