Explorers, De Niro denounce Trump on climate change

Top British explorer Ranulph Fiennes and Solar Impulse pilot Bertrand Piccard are expressing fears about US President Donald Trump's moves to roll back environmental protections.Their criticism was backed by actor Robert De Niro, who joined them late S...

Oxfam exposes tax haven habits of EU big banks

The twenty biggest banks in the eurozone booked over a quarter of their 2015 profits in tax havens, with Luxembourg and Ireland the favourite destinations, a report by Oxfam said on Monday.The findings come as the tax affairs of major multinationals ar...

Points powers to Puerto Rico Open victory

D.A. Points posted his first win on the PGA Tour in four years with a six-under 66 in the final round of the Puerto Rico Open on Sunday.Points opened his final round with a burst of five straight birdies. He also had three bogeys over a five-hole span ...

Boyko Borisov, Bulgaria’s Mr. Big

Boyko Borisov, who scored yet another comeback in snap elections Sunday, has long dominated the Bulgarian political scene in a manner befitting his imposing physical presence.Born in 1959 in communist Bulgaria, the son of a policeman and a teacher, Bor...

Top seed Kerber advances at Miami Open

World number one Angelique Kerber came back from being a break down in both sets to beat American Shelby Rogers 6-4, 7-5 on Sunday and move into the fourth round at the Miami Open.With no sign of the rain that interrupted the past two days on Key Bisca...

French Guiana paralysed as tensions mount before strike

French Guiana came to a standstill Sunday on the eve of a major strike which has elbowed its way into France's presidential campaign.Air France cancelled all flights to the South American territory for Sunday and Monday, when 37 labour unions were to l...

Vinales wins season-opening Qatar MotoGP

Spain's Maverick Vinales on a Yamaha won a dramatic season-opening Qatar MotoGP on Sunday, finally beating off Andrea Dovizioso after the pair swapped the lead several times over the final seven laps.The 22-year-old Vinales, who took all the headlines ...

Top seed Johnson faces Rahm in WGC final

Dustin Johnson and Jon Rahm advanced to the final of the World Golf Championships Match-Play on Sunday, setting up a showdown between the world No.1 and one of the game's brightest stars.Johnson defeated Japanese star Hideto Tanihara 1-up Sunday in the...

England, Germany stay on course for Russia

England and defending champions Germany remained on course for the 2018 World Cup finals Sunday while Danny Blind was fighting to survive as Dutch coach after his team faced missing a second major finals.At Wembley, Jermain Defoe marked his internation...

Nishikori advances at Miami Open

Japan's Kei Nishikori came through a tough test against Spaniard Fernando Verdasco, 7-6 (7/2), 6-7 (5/7) 6-1 at the Miami Open on Sunday, his three sets win taking him into the last 16.Last year?s beaten finalist, Nishikori will face Argentine Federico...

Defoe marks comeback as England toil to win

Jermain Defoe adorned his international comeback with a goal as England toiled to a 2-0 victory over Lithuania in a forgettable World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Sunday.Defoe, 34, was making his first England appearance since November 2013, having been...