European team announces superconductivity breakthrough

European researchers said Tuesday they had developed a cheaper and more efficient superconducting tape which could one day be used to double the potency of wind turbines.Eurotapes, a European research project on superconductivity -- the ability of cert...

Washington urges N.Korea to pardon US student

The US State Department on Tuesday urged North Korea to pardon an American student who was sentenced last year to 15 years of hard labor for stealing a political banner from a hotel.The call for the "immediate release" of Otto Warmbier, who is in his 2...

Dybala fires Juve past depleted Porto

A first-half penalty from Paulo Dybala helped fire Juventus into the Champions League quarter-finals on Tuesday after a 1-0 win sent the Serie A champions through 3-0 on aggregate.Porto coach Nuno Espirito Santo had hailed Juve's 20-game unbeaten home ...

Lacy set for Seahawks

Green Bay Packers running back Eddie Lacy is set to join the Seattle Seahawks on a one-year deal in a bid to reinvigorate his career, reports said Tuesday.Lacy, 26, rushed for more than 1,000 yards a season in his first two campaigns with the Packers a...

All Black Kerr-Barlow heading to La Rochelle

All Black halfback Tawera Kerr-Barlow announced a move to France's La Rochelle Wednesday, becoming the latest New Zealander to head overseas after failing to cement a starting spot with the world champions.The 26-year-old said he would join the Top 14 ...

Paul Simon to promote biodiversity with new tour

Folk rock legend Paul Simon has announced a US tour to promote biodiversity efforts as fears mount for the long-term survival of life on Earth.The 75-year-old songwriter, who a year ago had been mulling retirement, said all proceeds from his 17-date to...

Bombardier lobbied Canada against Russia sanctions: report

Canadian train manufacturer Bombardier pressured Ottawa to exclude a former Russian railway boss with close ties to the Kremlin from sanctions levied over the annexation of Crimea, the Globe and Mail newspaper reported Tuesday.Vladimir Yakunin -- a con...

Nadal powers into Indian Wells fourth round

Three-time champion Rafael Nadal powered into the fourth round at Indian Wells on Tuesday, where he could find Roger Federer waiting.The world number six edged fellow Spaniard Fernando Verdasco 6-3, 7-5 to keep his challenge for a first title of 2017 o...

Leicester through to Champions League quarter-finals

Kasper Schmeichel saved a late penalty as Leicester City beat Sevilla 2-0 on Tuesday to win their Champions League last-16 tie 3-2 on aggregate.Trailing 2-1 from the first leg in Spain three weeks ago, Leicester opened the scoring on the night when Wes...

Snowed in? US envoy to UN recommends Russian spy series

How to spend a snow day in New York? America's ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley has a tip: treat yourself to a TV series on Soviet spies undercover in Washington.The newly-minted envoy -- who hails from warmer South Carolina -- tweeted a picture of the...

PSG condemn Barca collapse ref in letter to UEFA

Paris Saint-Germain have sent a letter of complaint to UEFA about the referee who oversaw their spectacular collapse to Barcelona, accusing him of ruining their Champions League campaign. The Spanish champions' historic win was overshadowed by a series...