Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

Colombia’s leftist FARC rebel force formally completed its disarmament process on Monday to end half a century of war against the state, the United Nations said.UN monitors “today have the entirety of the FARC’s registered individual arms stored away,”…

June 26, 2017

NHL: Selanne, Kariya among seven voted into Hall of Fame

Retired NHL stars Teemu Selanne, Paul Kariya, Dave Andreychuk and Mark Recchi were among seven people voted into the Hockey Hall of Fame on Monday by a selection committee.Canadian women’s star Danielle Goyette, long-time Boston Bruins owner Jeremy Jac…

June 26, 2017

Merkel softens her opposition to gay marriage

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Monday softened for the first time her opposition to gay marriage, as her conservative party comes under growing pressure on the issue ahead of elections in September.Merkel, who had repeatedly voiced her opposition t…

June 26, 2017

Final hurdle in Canada-EU trade pact: cheese

Canada is close to implementing a free trade deal with the European Union, but one last detail remains to be ironed out — what cheeses Canadian distributors can import, sources said Monday.The Comprehensive Economic and Trade Agreement (CETA) foresees…

June 26, 2017

Kidnapped journalist found dead in Mexico, sixth of 2017

Police in Mexico found the burned remains of a journalist who was kidnapped in May, the sixth reporter killed this year in the country, a state prosecutor said Monday.With the grisly find, Salvador Adame, the head of a local TV station in the state of …

June 26, 2017

Life in jail for serial killer Canadian nurse

A former nurse who confessed to murdering eight elderly residents who were under her care at retirement homes in eastern Canada was sentenced Monday to life in prison.Elizabeth Wettlaufer faced a possible 200 years in jail, but the judge in Canada’s On…

June 26, 2017

Who’s the daddy: Digging up the famous for DNA testing

The decision to dig up the remains of surrealist artist Salvador Dali, ordered by a Madrid court on Monday, will lead to the latest high-profile exhumation to settle a paternity claim.Some examples from recent history:- French crooner Yves Montand -The…

June 26, 2017

Bertrand Traore leaves Chelsea for Lyon

Chelsea forward Bertrand Traore has joined Lyon for 10 million euros (£8.8m, $11.2m) on a five-year deal, the French club announced on Monday.

Chelsea will earn 15 percent of any profit from a future sale of the player and the English champions will have first refusal on Traore should he eventually move on, Lyon president Jean-Michel Aulas said at a press conference to announce the signing.

“I was really keen to come to Lyon,” admitted the 21-year-old Burkina Faso international, who spent last season on loan at Europa League runners-up Ajax.

“We wish him well for his career in France and thank him for his contribution at Chelsea,” the London club said in a statement.

Traore, who was handed his Chelsea debut by Jose Mourinho in a Champions League game against Maccabi Tel Aviv in September 2015, is Lyon’s second summer signing following the arrival of Brazilian left-back Fernando Marçal from Benfica.

Lyon begin pre-season training on Tuesday but Traore will not join up with his new team-mates until July 10.

Meanwhile, Aulas confirmed that Lyon are in talks with Real Madrid about the potential signing of forward Mariano Diaz.

June 26, 2017

Ledecky seeks more than chance to defend four world titles

Five-time Olympic champion Katie Ledecky will try to qualify for five individual events at next month’s World Championships when the US Swimming Championships begin Tuesday at Indianapolis, Indiana.The 20-year-old superstar is entered in the 100-, 200-…

June 26, 2017

S. African prison guards face suspension over strip show

South African prison officials said Monday that they were considering suspending 13 guards after one of the country’s high-security jails held an “explicit” strip show for inmates last week.The announcement was made after racy pictures of prisoners in …

June 26, 2017

Russian sub test-fires ICBM across Eurasia

A Russian submarine has successfully launched a missile from the Barents Sea near Norway to a test site in the Kamchatka Peninsula in the Far East, the Russian Defense Ministry reports. Read Full Article at

June 26, 2017