US clings to 5-3 Ryder Cup lead after Europe fightback

Rory McIlroy took a bow before hostile fans after completing a European fightback Friday at the Ryder Cup, but the United States still led 5-3 thanks to a foursomes sweep.The Americans, losers of three in a row and eight of the past 10 meetings in the ...

Egypt militant group claims prosecutor bombing

An Egyptian militant group said on Friday that it tried to assassinate the deputy prosecutor general with a car bomb, a day after the blast in a Cairo suburb.Police had said the Thursday night bombing had occurred as the official's convoy drove past th...

Kerry laments lack of Syria options in leaked audio

Secretary of State John Kerry is frustrated that his diplomatic efforts to end Syria's civil war were not backed up by US military force, according to a recording leaked Friday.In the audio released by the New York Times, Kerry is heard lamenting to a ...

‘A whole litany of violations’ in Syria

Geneva-based journalist John Zarocostas tells FRANCE 24 that while a diplomatic solution for the crisis in Syria has not advanced, reports filed at the UN have unveiled massive atrocities in the war-torn country.

Get a grip — Jones gets England into judo

Eddie Jones wants his England team to get a grip so he will bring in a group of judo experts to freshen up their tackling techniques ahead of the November Tests.The 56-year-old, who has guided England to a Six Nations Grand Slam and 3-0 series win over...

‘Brangelina’ reach stop-gap deal over kids

Angelina Jolie has reached a temporary agreement with Brad Pitt giving her custody of their six children and granting him visiting rights, reports said on Friday. Several celebrity gossip outlets reported that the divorcing couple were persuaded to ag...

Credit US Ryder Cup revamp with rare session sweep

More careful planning and greater input from players might just have been the magic touch the United States needed to break Europe's domination of the Ryder Cup.The Americans pulled off a rare 4-0 sweep over Europe in Friday morning alternate shot four...

Jones open to extending England deal

Eddie Jones said Friday he was prepared to consider staying on as England coach beyond the 2019 World Cup in Japan.The Australian signed a four-year deal when appointed as England's first overseas boss in November following the then hosts' first-round ...

Lukaku, Benteke strike as Everton, Palace draw

Goals by Belgian international strikers Romelu Lukaku and Christian Benteke saw Everton and Crystal Palace draw 1-1 in their Premier League clash on Friday.Lukaku struck with his fifth of the season in the first-half before Benteke, who endured a disap...

Hurricane Matthew powers to Category 4 major storm: US

Hurricane Matthew rapidly gained power Friday, escalating to a powerful Category 4 storm as it moved over the open Caribbean south of Jamaica, US forecasters said.A hurricane watch was issued for Jamaica due to the approaching storm, and forecasters wa...

Crisis-hit Socialists prepare for leadership showdown

Spain's crisis-hit Socialists geared up for a key meeting on Saturday that could help end the country's prolonged political deadlock and decide the fate of embattled party leader Pedro Sanchez.The roughly 300 members of the party's federal committee --...

Texans confirm Watt out for season

Houston Texans head coach Bill O'Brien confirmed Friday that injured defensive star J.J. Watt would miss the rest of the season after undergoing back surgery.Watt underwent surgery on Thursday after consulting a specialist, having been placed on injure...

Israeli stabbed, Palestinian attacker killed: police

A member of the Israeli security forces was stabbed and seriously injured Friday in the West Bank town of Qalandia, a police spokeswoman said, adding that the Palestinian attacker was then gunned down.The 28-year-old attacker, a Jerusalem native, appro...

Willett heckled during opening round of Ryder Cup

Reigning Masters champion Danny Willett teed off at the Ryder Cup Friday to a stream of catcalls from hecklers upset over his brother's insults to American golf fans.There was a chorus of boos from US fans when he was introduced on the first tee. Other...

Pacifist Noah skips military dinner

French star Joakim Noah opted to skip a New York Knicks training camp dinner held with US Army cadets at the West Point military academy, saying it clashed with his pacifist beliefs, reports said Friday. Noah, who joined the Knicks this summer, said he...