Norway’s ‘troll penis’ rock re-erected

Norway’s “troll penis” — a phallic-looking rock formation that made international headlines after it was apparently lopped off by unknown vandals — was standing back up to attention as of Friday.With the help of some scaffolding, the rude-looking pro…

July 7, 2017

Facebook wants to turn campus into a ‘village’

Facebook on Friday unveiled plans to transform its Silicon Valley headquarters campus into a “mixed-use village” complete with housing and retail shops.Impetus for the “Willow Campus” includes inadequate housing and public transit, making it tough for …

July 7, 2017

Russian court frees two over fatal Total boss jet crash

A Russian court on Friday freed on amnesty two men accused of causing the death of the head of French oil giant Total in 2014 when his jet crashed on takeoff from a Moscow airport.Christophe de Margerie was killed along with two pilots and a flight att…

July 7, 2017

US reviews ties with UNESCO over Hebron decision

The United States said on Friday it was reviewing ties with UNESCO after the UN cultural agency declared the Old City of Hebron to be Palestinian territory and a world heritage site.US Ambassador Nikki Haley said the UNESCO decision was an “affront to …

July 7, 2017

Lowry, Ibaka complete Raptors basketball deals

Kyle Lowry re-signed with the Toronto Raptors on Friday as the franchise completed a multi-year deal for free agent power forward Serge Ibaka.Lowry, who in May hinted he was ready to leave Toronto to increase his chances of winning an NBA championship,…

July 7, 2017

Chinese boys prefer ping-pong: Peng

Peng Shuai said the dearth of male Chinese tennis players was down to the strength of ping pong and badminton, as the country awaits a breakthrough in men’s tennis.Peng said Chinese tennis had made huge strides in the last 10 years, first with Li Ting …

July 7, 2017

In first talks, Trump presses Putin on meddling

Donald Trump pressed Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin on Friday on allegations of Russian meddling in the 2016 US election in their eagerly-awaited first face-to-face talks, according to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson.”The president opened the m…

July 7, 2017

Venus oldest player in Wimbledon last-16 for 23 years

Venus Williams became the oldest player to reach the last 16 at Wimbledon in 23 years as the five-time champion defeated Japan’s Naomi Osaka 7-6 (7/3), 6-4 on Friday.At 37 years and 29 days old, Williams is the most senior player to make the fourth rou…

July 7, 2017

Confident Yates full of Tour ambition

A year ago Adam Yates was one of the Tour de France revelations in finishing fourth and now his twin brother Simon has lofty ambitions.Adam Yates surprised even himself when he won the young rider’s white jersey a year ago and spent much of the race in…

July 7, 2017

G20 sees three-way steel battle between EU, US and China

While battles between police and protestors smoulder outside, leaders of the European Union, United States and China appear close to a trade war cliff edge at the G20 summit in Hamburg.”We are already hearing that some parties are considering introduci…

July 7, 2017