Day: April 17, 2017

Delta Air Lines has increased the maximum possible payout to passengers to nearly $10,000 if they voluntarily give up a seat on an overbooked flight, the company told AFP Monday.The boost is part of the airline industry’s response to the global outrage…

Nearly half a million people have fled their homes since Iraqi forces launched an operation to wrest Mosul back from jihadists exactly six months ago, the United Nations said Monday.Iraqi forces began the country’s biggest military operation in years o…

Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro has ordered the army into the streets as the volatile country braces for what his opponents vow will be the “mother of all protests” on Wednesday.Maduro, who has faced violent protests over recent moves to tighten hi…

Hundreds of Druze on the Israeli-occupied Golan Heights marched Monday for Syrian independence day, carrying portraits of President Bashar al-Assad and chanting anti-Israel slogans.”God save Syria!” they shouted as they rallied in the town of Masada. “…

World Snooker chairman Barry Hearn denied claims of “bullying” and “intimidation” from Ronnie O’Sullivan, saying the five-times world champion had made “unfounded” and “inaccurate” allegations.O’Sullivan slammed Hearn and snooker’s hierarchy shortly af…

Leicester City must strike the right balance both emotionally and tactically if they are to conquer battle-hardened Atletico Madrid in their Champions League quarter-final, manager Craig Shakespeare said on Monday.Leicester approach Tuesday’s return le…

Leicester City’s Christian Fuchs professed his admiration for Antoine Griezmann on Monday, but says last week’s encounter with the Atletico Madrid hotshot helped his side get the measure of him.Griezmann scored the only goal — a disputed penalty follo…

Kendrick Lamar introduced a kung fu alter ego and Lorde dramatized the awkwardness of dance clubs as the stars presented new music Sunday at the Coachella festival.The two artists, whose last albums each brought Grammy glory, played back-to-back sets t…

Three Lyon players have filed police complaints after being attacked by Bastia fans during Sunday’s Ligue 1 match.Sunday’s clash was called off at half-time with the score at 0-0 after fans of the Corsican side twice invaded the pitch and attacked Lyon…