Paulinho the hero as Evergrande into last eight

Ex-Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Paulinho grabbed a crucial goal as two-time winners Guangzhou Evergrande squeaked past Kashima Antlers on away goals on Tuesday to reach the AFC Champions League quarter-finals.Paulinho, the scorer in last week’s 1-0 win…

May 30, 2017

Keri Russell gets star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Actress Keri Russell, best known for her role as a ruthless KGB operative in the long-running series “The Americans,” was honored on Tuesday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.The 41-year-old actress told AFP she was awestruck to receive the 2,6…

May 30, 2017

Strauss says more England gain than pain in IPL

Andrew Strauss believes letting England stars such as Ben Stokes play in the Indian Premier League is worth any potential injury risk.All-rounder Stokes, paid a record $2.16 million to take part in this year’s IPL, was named the tournament’s most valua…

May 30, 2017

French govt sets timetable for labour law

French Prime Minister Edouard Philippe on Tuesday set down the timetable for the programme to change France’s labour laws, one of President Emmanuel Macron’s key election pledges.Philippe was put in charge of a caretaker government after Macron took of…

May 30, 2017

Question on Saudi democracy gives State Dept pause

US officials came out Tuesday to praise and defend President Donald Trump’s first Middle East tour, but one question about democracy in the region was met with a diplomatic pause.At the White House, Trump’s spokesman Sean Spicer hailed an “unprecedente…

May 30, 2017

Olivia Newton-John reveals new cancer 25 years later

Singing great Olivia Newton-John revealed Tuesday a return of breast cancer, 25 years after her first successful battle made her an advocate for fighting the disease.The British-born star said she was obliged to postpone a tour of the United States and…

May 30, 2017

Three suspects released in Manchester terror probe

Manchester police on Tuesday released three of the men arrested in connection with the May 22 terrorist attack at pop concert in the British city.A total of 11 people remain in British custody following the suicide bombing at Manchester Arena where US…

May 30, 2017

US successfully tests ICBM defense system

The US military said Tuesday it had intercepted a mock-up of an intercontinental ballistic missile in a first-of-its-kind test that comes amid concerns over North Korea’s weapons program.A ground-based interceptor launched from Vandenberg Air Force Bas…

May 30, 2017

Uber fires engineer at center of trade secret suit

Uber on Tuesday confirmed that it has fired an engineer accused in a trade secrets suit involving files he purportedly purloined from Alphabet’s self-driving car unit Waymo.The firing of Anthony Levandowski came just ahead of a date set by a judge for …

May 30, 2017

Top Saudi cleric slams preachers who approve music & singing

The Grand Mufti of Saudi Arabia, Abdul-Aziz ibn Abdullah Al ash-Sheikh, said that the Muslim preachers who have been recently approving singing and listening to music by worshipers were being insubordinate, local media report. Read Full A…

May 30, 2017

Protesters slam Goldman Sachs over Venezuela bond purchase

Protesters on Tuesday vented their fury at Goldman Sachs over the US banking giant’s decision to buy $2.8 billion in Venezuelan government bonds, saying the move gives a lifeline to President Nicolas Maduro.Waving Venezuelan flags, a small group of pro…

May 30, 2017

ExxonMobil faces climate showdown at annual meeting

ExxonMobil’s controversial stance on climate change will be back in the spotlight Wednesday when shareholders vote on an environmentalist-backed measure calling for an accounting of climate policy risk.The US oil giant has successfully beaten back shar…

May 30, 2017

Nearly 3,000 arrests in Venezuela unrest: NGO

Venezuelan police have arrested nearly 3,000 people in the two months since a wave of anti-government protests erupted, a judicial campaign group said on Tuesday.President Nicolas Maduro’s opponents accuse him of repressing protesters who are calling f…

May 30, 2017