Day: April 21, 2017

The Islamic State jihadist group has claimed responsibility for a deadly attack Friday on an office of Russia’s main domestic intelligence agency, the FSB, in the country’s far east, a US-based monitoring group said.Amaq News Agency, an IS propaganda a…

Five-time snooker world champion Ronnie ‘Rocket’ O’Sullivan stemmed a late surge by 2005 champion Shaun Murphy to take a lead of 10-6 to bed with him at the World Championships on Friday.Murphy, whose mutual antipathy with the mercurial O’Sullivan is w…

A Russian under arrest in Spain has been slapped with an indictment in the United States, accused of controlling one of the world’s top generators of spam and online exortion, officials said Friday.Peter Levashov, from Saint Petersburg, a 36-year-old w…

It is “urgent” to reach an agreement on a loan program for Greece but a commitment is still required from Athens on reforms and from Europe on debt relief, a senior IMF official said Friday. “It is urgent that we agree on a program and that we conclude…

Golden Lions of South Africa encountered unexpectedly tough resistance from Jaguares of Argentina before scraping a 24-21 Super Rugby win in Johannesburg Friday.”We were not hungry enough,” admitted Lions skipper and No. 8 Warren Whiteley. “The Jaguare…

Pope Francis will grant a private audience to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau next month after a G7 summit in Italy, the government in Ottawa said Friday.”Prime Minister Trudeau will have an audience with His Holiness Pope Francis for the first …

US President Donald Trump signed executive orders Friday aimed at reviewing American financial laws and laying the groundwork for what he called a “great economic revival.”Key among them was a six-month review of core parts of the Dodd-Frank law, a mea…

Bringing a touch of glamour to the track should never be something to be frowned upon, according to American Natasha Hastings, the undisputed queen of the relays who insists athletics remains an individual sport.Hastings, 30, has long been a pioneer in…