US denounces latest Turkish media crackdown

The United States issued a stern rebuke to its ally Turkey on Monday after authorities stepped up their persecution of media outlets critical of the government.Washington regularly expresses concern about the increasingly authoritarian treatment of the...

Bony back among the goals in Stoke win

Ivory Coast striker Wilfried Bony ended a 10-month goal drought with a brace against former club Swansea City as Stoke City's revival continued with a 3-1 win in Monday's Premier League clash.Both goals for the 27-year-old Manchester City loanee were s...

Valeant, ex-executives face criminal probe: report

US criminal prosecutors could bring fraud charges in the coming weeks against Valeant Pharmaceuticals International and two former senior executives, Bloomberg News reported Monday.The Department of Justice probe concerns Valeant's hidden ties with Phi...

Canada to lift Romania, Bulgaria visa requirement

Canada will lift a visa requirement for Romanian and Bulgarian travelers at the end of next year and ease some restrictions before then, the government announced Monday.The two EU nations had made visa-free travel a key condition for their support of t...

Tippi Hedren says Hitchcock groped her

American actress Tippi Hedren alleges in a new autobiography that Alfred Hitchcock sexually assaulted and intimidated her while they were working together in the 1960s, according to reports.Hedren has accused the director of sexual harassment on a numb...

Racing 92 trio to take legal action over doping probe leaks

New Zealand great Dan Carter and two other players from French side Racing 92 are to take their case to the public prosecutor after confidential medical records were made public by media, their club announced Monday.Carter, fellow former All Black Joe ...

UN agrees to press on with Colombia mission

The UN Security Council agreed Monday to press on with the deployment of a new UN mission for Colombia that will monitor a ceasefire until a final peace deal is reached.The council endorsed recommendations from UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon to deplo...

Viacom stays in-house for new top executive

Viacom on Monday named longtime company executive Robert Bakish as its interim top executive, filling a void at the media-entertainment group roiled by internal feuding.Bakish, who has led Viacom's international television business over the past 10 yea...

Edwards wants ranking boost as Wales ponder injuries

Wales defence coach Shaun Edwards has called on the side to climb the global rankings to improve their chances at the 2019 World Cup in Japan.November sees Wales, currently fifth in the World Rugby's standings, at home to Australia, Argentina, Japan an...

Islamic bloc says chief quits after mocking Egypt president

The Saudi head of the world's largest pan-Islamic body, the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation, resigned Monday, an OIC statement said, days after infuriating Egypt over remarks in which he mocked President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi.OIC Secretary-General I...

US stocks dip as presidential polls tighten

Wall Street stocks edged lower Monday as rising uncertainty over the US presidential campaign countered the lift from major acquisitions by General Electric and CenturyLink.

Markets are recalibrating the US presidential contest after the shock FBI announcement that it was reviewing a newly discovered trove of emails linked to Hillary Clinton's controversial private server, which sent shares tumbling Friday.

Clinton has been seen by Wall Street as the safer choice for the White House compared with Donald Trump, who is viewed as unpredictable.

At the closing bell, the Dow Jones Industrial Average stood at 18,142.42, down 0.1 percent.

Both the S&P 500 and Nasdaq lost 0.01 percent. The broad-based S&P finished at 2,126.15, while the tech-rich Nasdaq Composite was at 5,189.13.

Baker Hughes sank 6.3 percent after it agreed to merge with GE's oilfield business, with GE garnering control of the venture in exchange for $7.4 billion in dividend payments. GE fell 0.4 percent.

Level 3 Communications jumped 3.9 percent on news it will be bought by CenturyLink for $34 billion. CenturyLink, the third largest US telecommunications carrier, tumbled 12.5 percent.

Manager Guardiola and Man City seek Barcelona revenge

Stung by a chastening 4-0 defeat at Camp Nou two weeks ago, Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola makes a second attempt to outwit his former club Barcelona on Tuesday.Guardiola's men were undone by the second-half dismissal of goalkeeper Claudio Bravo...

Murray to face Verdasco in Paris opener

Andy Murray will meet Fernando Verdasco in his opening match at the Paris Masters after the Spaniard advanced at the expense of injured Dutchman Robin Haase on Monday.Verdasco, a former world number seven, was leading 6-2, 3-2 before a hip injury force...

Royal order sacks Saudi finance minister

Saudi Arabia on Monday sacked its veteran finance minister as the kingdom undergoes a major economic restructuring because of lower oil revenues.Ibrahim al-Assaf "has been removed from his position", said a royal decree, one of a series of orders from ...

Iraq’s ‘Mosul Regiment’ wants its base and honour back

It's their city, their battle, their honour. Iraq's elite "Mosul Regiment" was the last out when the jihadists overran the city, and now wants to be the first back in.They have moved to within a few hundred metres (yards) of Mosul, two weeks into a hug...