Google reaches $7.8 mn antitrust settlement with Russia

Google on Monday agreed to pay a nearly $8 million fine and open its Android mobiles to competing search engines in Russia in an antitrust settlement reached after two years.The deal with Russia's anti-monopoly service (FAS) came after Yandex, the coun...

Russia detains suspected organiser of metro bombing

Russia's FSB security service said Monday it had detained a suspected organiser of last month's bombing of the Saint Petersburg metro that killed 14 people and injured dozens more.The FSB said it detained the man -- named as Abror Azimov -- on Monday i...

Trump to North Korean leader: ‘Got to behave’

US President Donald Trump took a moment at the White House Easter egg roll Monday to deliver a terse message to North Korean leader Kim Jong-Un: "Got to behave."Trump made the off-the-cuff comment to a CNN reporter after kicking off the 139th annual Ea...

Delta to pay up to $10,000 to bumped customers

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...

Mosul op has displaced nearly half a million: UN

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...

Maduro orders Venezuela army into streets

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...

Golan Druze march for Syrian independence day

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. "...

‘Bullied’ Ronnie O’Sullivan slams snooker chiefs

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...

Balance key to outfoxing Atletico – Shakespeare

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...

Fuchs in awe of Atletico’s ‘amazing’ Griezmann

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, Lorde show new sides at Coachella

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...

Mosul operation has displaced nearly half a million: UN

The six-month-old operation to retake the Iraqi city of Mosul from the Islamic State group has forced around half a million people to flee their homes, the United Nations said Monday.Iraqi forces began the country's biggest military operation in years ...

South Africa gives asylum to Congolese pastor: lawyer

Congolese pastor Joseph Mukungubila Mutombo, wanted in his homeland for alleged involvement in violence more than three years ago, has obtained asylum in South Africa, his spokesman said Monday."He has obtained political asylum following a March 30 dec...

Lyon players file complaint after Bastia fan attacks

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...