Dylan to headline Montreal Jazz Festival

Bob Dylan will headline this year’s Montreal International Jazz Festival with a lineup that brings together both classic and emerging artists.The festival, one of the key events on the jazz calendar, will take place from June 28 to July 8 with Dylan pl…

April 25, 2017

UN council to vote on re-launching Western Sahara talks

The UN Security Council is expected to vote Thursday on a draft resolution backing a UN bid to re-start talks on settling the decades-old Western Sahara conflict.The draft resolution would also put pressure on the Polisario Front independence movement …

April 25, 2017

Soriano hands Villarreal shock win at Atletico

Villarreal kept their slim hopes of Champions League football next season alive as Roberto Soriano’s late winner shocked Atletico Madrid 1-0 at the Vicente Calderon on Tuesday.A battle between the two best defences in La Liga was unsurprisingly settled…

April 25, 2017

US should stay in Paris climate accord: energy secretary

The United States should stay in the Paris climate accord but renegotiate it, Energy Secretary Rick Perry said Tuesday, alleging that some European countries were not doing enough to curb emissions.A decision is expected by President Donald Trump next …

April 25, 2017

Angers beat Guingamp for 1st Cup final in 60 years

Angers returned to the French Cup final for the first time since their only other appearance 60 years ago with a 2-0 semi-final victory over Guingamp on Tuesday.Thomas Mangani opened the scoring for the hosts at a packed out Raymond Kopa stadium seven …

April 25, 2017

Jeter, Bush win auction for Marlins

New York Yankees legend Derek Jeter and former Florida Governor Jeb Bush are spearheading a consortium which made a successful bid for the Miami Marlins, US media reports said on Tuesday.The Jeter-Bush group tabled a $1.3 billion (1.19 billion euros) b…

April 25, 2017

Half-ton Costa gives Chelsea breathing room

Diego Costa scored his 50th and 51st Premier League goals as Chelsea overcame spirited Southampton 4-2 on Tuesday to establish a seven-point lead at the top of the table.Costa set up Eden Hazard’s early opener, which was cancelled out by Oriol Romeu, b…

April 25, 2017

Trump’s tax cut hopes face an uphill battle

Slash corporate taxes and hope the resulting bounce in economic growth brings in enough government revenue to stop the budget deficit from ballooning. This is the centerpiece of a sweeping new tax policy outline that President Donald Trump is due to un…

April 25, 2017

Complacency threatens Macron in France’s unhappy democracy

Hailed as a victory for hope, Emmanuel Macron’s strong showing in the first round of France’s presidential election belies the deep frustration and despondency expressed by voters, many of whom vow to shun the decisive run-off against Marine Le Pen.

April 25, 2017

Disney sets summer 2019 release for ‘Star Wars IX’

Disney announced Tuesday it had set the date of May 24, 2019 for Colin Trevorrow’s “Star Wars: Episode IX” and is delaying the next “Indiana Jones” a full year.The studio has revealed little about about the ninth installment of the iconic space opera, …

April 25, 2017

Madonna angered by unauthorized biopic

Madonna voiced anger Tuesday over news that a Hollywood studio plans an unauthorized biopic of her early years in New York struggling to break into the music business.”Nobody knows what I know and what I have seen. Only I can tell my story,” the Materi…

April 25, 2017