As Venezuela burns, a divided region seeks solutions

Ministers from the Organization of American States met Monday to seek elusive solutions on the crisis in Venezuela, as the death toll from weeks of clashes at anti-government protests rose to 74.The OAS has emerged as the international community’s best…

June 19, 2017

Cholesterol-lowering vaccine seems to work in mice: study

A cholesterol-lowering vaccine has shown promise in mice, said researchers Tuesday who announced they had started early-phase trials to see if it also works in humans.Such a treatment could offer a welcome alternative to statins, the main pharmaceutica…

June 19, 2017

UK economy faces slowdown on political turmoil, Brexit: CBI

Britain’s economy will slow in the coming years, the CBI business lobby warned Tuesday, blaming domestic political turmoil — and the impact of Brexit one day after EU divorce talks began.The economy will expand by 1.6 percent this year before slowing …

June 19, 2017

Tears for victims of Colombia bombing

Dozens paid tribute Monday to the young Frenchwoman and two Colombians killed in a weekend bombing at a mall in Bogota that has thrown a shadow over the country’s peace process.The victims, all female, died when a device exploded in a ladies’ bathroom …

June 19, 2017

US student dies after release from N. Korea

Otto Warmbier, the US student released in a coma last week after nearly 18 months in detention in North Korea, died on Monday, leading President Donald Trump to decry the “brutal regime” in Pyongyang.The 22-year-old was medically evacuated to the Unite…

June 19, 2017

No other club offer for Ronaldo: Real boss

There has been no interest from any club in Real Madrid’s star player Cristiano Ronaldo, who has threatened to leave Spain after running into problems with tax authorities, according to club president Florentino Perez.”No one has sent us an offer for e…

June 19, 2017

Mayweather comeback won’t overshadow me: Golovkin

Gennady Golovkin has dismissed the idea that Floyd Mayweather Jr’s comeback against Conor McGregor will overshadow his Sep 16 clash with Saul ‘Canelo’ Alvarez.WBC-IBF-WBA middleweight champion Golovkin defends his world title belts at the T-Mobile Aren…

June 19, 2017

Brazil president to sue tycoon for slander

Brazilian President Michel Temer filed a lawsuit for slander and a second civil case seeking damages Monday after a tycoon accused him of running “the country’s most dangerous criminal organization.””They point the finger at others trying to escape pun…

June 19, 2017

Pietersen has no regrets over T20 pioneer role

Kevin Pietersen has insisted he was happy to have paved the way for current England stars to play in Twenty20 franchise cricket even if it helped curtail his own international career and saw him labelled the ‘bad guy’.Pietersen, one of the outstanding …

June 19, 2017

NAFTA renegotiation may extend into 2018: US official

Renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement could take until next year, US Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross said Monday.The remarks underscore the pressures facing the current administration as it attempts to deliver on one of President Donald …

June 19, 2017

US student evacuated from N. Korea has died: family

Otto Warmbier, the US student released by North Korea in a coma last week after more than a year in detention, has died, his family said Monday.The 22-year-old, who had suffered severe brain damage, was medically evacuated to the United States on June …

June 19, 2017

Henderson, Bradley, Andrade capture trios title

Canada’s Brooke Henderson birdied the final hole to give herself, Keegan Bradley and co-host Billy Andrade a one-stroke victory Monday at the 19th annual CVS Health Charity Classic.A day after winning her fourth career LPGA title, and first in almost a…

June 19, 2017

‘Everything burned’: Portugal fire survivors recount horror

When the fire roared into the village of Pobrais, in central Portugal, Miguel Manuel’s mother called him in a panic. He rushed to help her, braving the danger of driving through flames, but it was too late by the time he arrived. Manuel was the first p…

June 19, 2017

Jacky Chan goes 2-3 at Le Mans after DQ

Hong Kong actor and stuntman Jackie Chan saw his second car upgraded to third place in the Le Mans 24-hour race after a disqualification on Monday.Timo Bernhard overtook Ho-Pin Tung in Chan’s LMP2 class Oreca-Gibson with less than an hour to go to clai…

June 19, 2017

Video technology is the future of football: Infantino

FIFA president Gianni Infantino on Monday strongly defended the use of video assistant referees (VAR) during the first round of group-stage matches at the Confederations Cup in Russia.The latest of the five decisions to go to review was when the video …

June 19, 2017

Celtics, 76ers complete swap of first, third NBA draft picks

The Philadelphia 76ers obtained the top pick in Thursday’s NBA Draft from the Boston Celtics on Monday, both teams officially completing a deal agreed upon and revealed over the weekend.The 76ers are expected to make point guard Markelle Fultz the four…

June 19, 2017