Trump asks French UN envoy about elections

US President Donald Trump on Monday asked France’s envoy to the United Nations about the French presidential elections following a first round of voting at the weekend.Trump took Ambassador Francois Delattre aside during a meeting of UN Security Counci…

April 24, 2017

Pakistan eye win as Shah strong, Misbah left on 99

Yasir Shah ripped through the top order of the West Indies second innings in the final session of another long day to put Pakistan on course for victory at the end of the fourth day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday.After captain Mi…

April 24, 2017

Elton John caught ‘potentially deadly’ infection on tour

British pop icon Elton John contracted a “potentially deadly” infection while on tour which saw him spend two nights in intensive care and has forced shows to be cancelled.The musician became “violently ill” during a flight from the Chilean capital San…

April 24, 2017

Central Chile hit by 7.1-magnitude quake: USGS

A strong 7.1-magnitude earthquake rattled central Chile on Monday, US geologists said. The quake, which struck at 6:30 pm (2130 GMT), was centered off the coast of the resort city of Valparaiso and had a depth of 9.8 kilometers (about six miles), accor…

April 24, 2017

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan: reports

Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company’s management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.Almost 90 percent of its 12,500 employees had participated in a vote and more than half those taking …

April 24, 2017

With execs in hot seat, Wells Fargo gets OK for bankruptcy plan

Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday.The reprieve comes a day before a high-stakes shareholder meeting at which the…

April 24, 2017

Wilder wants Joshua-Klitschko winner, calls out Parker

Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder will have a ringside view of rival champions Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in their Wembley Stadium unification showdown on Saturday with hopes to fight the winner by December.The 31-year-old American, who ow…

April 24, 2017

6.7 quake strikes off Chile coast

A powerful 6.7 magnitude earthquake has struck off central Chile, some 35 kilometers west of the coastal city of Valparaiso. Read Full Article at RT.com

April 24, 2017

Artists urge Radiohead to scrap Israel show

Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists’ boycott calls.The English experimental rock icons are scheduled to pl…

April 24, 2017

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy’s second division on Monday.Roma’s 24th win of the campaign helped close the gap on leaders Juventus to eight points…

April 24, 2017

Top US military commander accuses Russia of arming Taliban

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has said that Washington “will confront Russia” after a top US military commander claimed Moscow is “sending weapons” to the Taliban. No specifics or evidence were provided to support the claims which Mosco…

April 24, 2017

UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate deal

The UN’s environment chief is confident that the United States will not pull out of the Paris climate deal and expects a decision from Washington next month.Erik Solheim told AFP in an interview on Monday that even if the United States withdraws, China…

April 24, 2017

Benitez steers Newcastle back to Premier League

Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston on Monday.The former Liverpool and Real Madrid boss stayed on after they were relegated to…

April 24, 2017

Jailed British-Iranian loses final appeal in Tehran

A British-Iranian woman jailed in Tehran after being accused of sedition has seen her appeal rejected by the country’s supreme court, her family said on Monday.Nazanin Zaghari-Ratcliffe was given a five-year jail term in September for participating in …

April 24, 2017