Britain eyes Brexit deal ‘like no other in history’

Britain’s Brexit minister David Davis said the country wanted to strike “a deal like no other in history” as formal talks on quitting the EU were set to begin in Brussels on Monday.Davis is to meet Michel Barnier, the EU’s chief Brexit negotiator, to k…

June 18, 2017

Trump decries ‘witch hunt’ but lawyer insists no probe

One of Donald Trump’s lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in American elections, despite the US leader’s tweets angrily calling the whole saga a “d…

June 18, 2017

Henderson’s win at Meijer Classic was a family affair

Canadian teenager Brooke Henderson became the youngest winner of 2017 on Sunday, closing with a bogey-free 66 for a two-stroke victory at the rain-hit Meijer Classic.The 19-year-old Henderson claimed the fourth LPGA Tour win of her career by finishing …

June 18, 2017

Winners and losers in French parliamentary vote

France’s parliament underwent a major transformation on Sunday, with President Emmanuel Macron’s winning centrist army, half of whom have never held office, wresting between 355 and 403 seats for the Republic on the Move party (REM) from the left and r…

June 18, 2017

Azarenka ready for ‘new part of career’

Former world number one and two-time Grand Slam title winner Victoria Azarenka returns to tennis after a year’s absence this week, claiming “I’m ready for a new part of my career”.The 27-year-old Azarenka hasn’t played since the 2016 French Open, takin…

June 18, 2017

Portugal forest fire: What we know

The huge forest fire that erupted Saturday in central Portugal killed at least 61 people and injured 62 more, many trapped in their cars by the flames.Here is what we know so far about the disaster:- Evacuations, victims -The fire broke out Saturday ju…

June 18, 2017

Iran fires missiles into Syria in revenge for attacks

Iran’s Revolutionary Guard said it launched a series of missiles into Syria on Sunday in revenge for deadly attacks on its capital that were claimed by the Islamic State group.The missiles were fired from western Iran across the border into Deir Ezzor …

June 18, 2017

Israel adopts draft bill to ban ‘harmful’ binary options

The Israeli government on Sunday adopted a draft law banning the country’s firms from selling binary options to clients abroad, after widespread complaints of fraud.The move comes a year after authorities in Israel banned the sale of binary options to …

June 18, 2017

‘Worthy son’ Tiote laid to rest

Ivory Coast international Cheick Tiote, whose sudden death in China at just 30 years old shocked his country, was laid to rest Sunday as he was hailed a “worthy son” of the African nation. Tiote, a 52-time capped player who featured at the 2010 and 201…

June 18, 2017

Trump decries ‘witch hunt’ even as lawyer insists no probe

One of Donald Trump’s lawyers insisted Sunday that the president was not under criminal investigation as part of the sweeping probe into Russia’s alleged meddling in American elections, despite the US leader’s tweets angrily calling the whole saga a “d…

June 18, 2017

Drone footage shows aftermath of deadly Portugal forest fire (VIDEO)

Portugal has declared three days of national mourning as the country comes to terms with a devastating fire that swept through the center of the nation, killing at least 62 people and injuring 59 others. This drone footage shows the scale…

June 18, 2017

Portugal forest fire turns route 236 into road of hell

Trapped in his car by the raging wildfires that killed around 60 people in Portugal, Luis Prior managed to save his life by rushing head-on through the flames.But many others were less fortunate, losing their lives on the country’s national route 236 w…

June 18, 2017

Le Pen is elected French MP but far-right party sapped

France’s far-right leader Marine Le Pen won a seat in parliament for the first time on Sunday, but it was a bittersweet victory that masked an electoral debacle for her National Front (FN) party.The feisty 48-year-old, who lost by a 20-point margin to …

June 18, 2017

Two dead as suspected jihadists attack Mali tourist resort

Suspected jihadists crying “Allahu Akbar” stormed a tourist resort popular with foreigners on the edge of the Malian capital Bamako on Sunday, briefly seizing hostages and leaving at least two people dead.The assault on the Kangaba Le Campement resort …

June 18, 2017