Germany urges ‘serious dialogue’ to resolve Qatar crisis

German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel, who on Monday starts a tour of several Arab states, called for a “serious dialogue” to end the crisis following the de facto blockade of Qatar by its neighbours.”Since many weeks, the brotherly countries and neig…

July 2, 2017

Stanley ends drought with PGA National playoff win

Kyle Stanley parred the first playoff hole Sunday to defeat fellow American Charles Howell and win the US PGA National, capturing his first tour victory in more than five years.Stanley, whose only prior PGA triumph came at the 2012 Phoenix Open, matche…

July 2, 2017

Kang makes first LPGA title a major with Women’s PGA win

American Danielle Kang birdied the par-5 18th hole Sunday to edge defending champion Brooke Henderson and win the Women’s PGA Championship, making her first LPGA triumph a major victory.Kang, who never managed a top-10 finish in 30 prior major starts, …

July 2, 2017

Iraqis mark first anniversary of devastating Baghdad blast

Iraqis still reeling from a devastating suicide bombing that killed over 320 people in central Baghdad gathered Sunday at the site of the attack to mark its first anniversary.The bombing — the deadliest single such attack to hit the country since 2003…

July 2, 2017

Germany beat Chile to win Confederations Cup

Lars Stindl scored the only goal of the game in the first half as Germany beat Chile 1-0 in the Confederations Cup final on Sunday.This is the first time Germany, the reigning world champions, have won the Confederations Cup title in the eighth edition…

July 2, 2017

Rio’s poor rally at posh beach to protest killings

Hundreds of residents from Rio de Janeiro’s ultra-violent favelas descended on the posh Copacabana beach area Sunday to plead for an end to lethal shootouts between drug traffickers and police.Against a backdrop of weekly, even daily shootings of innoc…

July 2, 2017

‘Despicable Me 3’ grabs top spot at weekend box office

“Despicable Me 3,” the latest installment of the animated crime caper series, debuted at the top of the North American box office, estimates showed Sunday, but fell short of industry expectations in weekend ticket sales.Steve Carell stars as the voice …

July 2, 2017

Activists dodge police in Istanbul ‘game of trans’

Several dozen activists promoting the rights of transsexuals defied a ban and tried to hold a rally in central Istanbul on Sunday, dubbing their efforts a “game of trans”.The Istanbul governorate had on Saturday banned the planned Trans Pride march fro…

July 2, 2017

Turkey, Greece swelter under soaring temperatures

Turkey was on Sunday sweltering in a weekend heatwave that caused record temperatures in much of the country and triggered forest fires in the Aegean region.The southern resort city of Antalya, a magnet for foreign tourists, saw its highest temperature…

July 2, 2017