Leicester heap more misery on Moyes

Leicester City moved within touching distance of Premier League safety and piled more misery on Sunderland manager David Moyes with a 2-0 victory over the strugglers on Tuesday.Craig Shakespeare now has five wins in five games as Leicester manager afte...

Iceland to make equal pay the law for men and women

Iceland's parliament on Tuesday presented a bill that would require public and private businesses to prove they offer equal pay to employees, in what would be the first such requirement in the world."The bill entails that companies and institutions of ...

Hoffenheim end Bayern’s 20-match unbeaten run

Runaway Bundesliga leaders Bayern Munich had their 20-match unbeaten run in all competitions ended at Hoffenheim on Tuesday as striker Andrej Kramaric's winner sealed the hosts' 1-0 victory.Bayern's run came to an end a week before their mouth-watering...

Johnson tipped to don Masters green jacket

World number one Dustin Johnson, the first player in 41 years to enter the Masters on a three-event win streak, is an oddsmakers' favorite in this year's first major championship.But the 32-year-old American knows it will take far more than his tradema...

Ovechkin to play Olympics despite NHL snub

Russian star Alex Ovechkin said Tuesday he will play in next year's Winter Olympics despite the NHL's decision not to participate in the Games.The NHL announced on Monday that it would not restructure its season to accommodate the Winter Olympics, effe...

Trump son-in-law, top US officer meet Iraq Kurd leaders

President Donald Trump's son-in-law and the US's top military officer met with Kurdish leaders in Arbil on Tuesday, the second day of their visit to Iraq.His inclusion in the US delegation is a sign of the influence wielded by Jared Kushner, a 36-year-...

Amazon drops appeal, to pay $70 mn for kids app buys

Amazon has dropped its appeal of a US regulator's order and will pay refunds up to $70 million for app purchases by children on its tablet computers, officials said Tuesday.The Federal Trade Commission announced it filed a joint request with Amazon to ...

Leftist Moreno wins Ecuador presidency: election body

Socialist Lenin Moreno won Ecuador's presidential election, the electoral authority confirmed Tuesday, bucking a trend in Latin America to extend a decade of leftist rule in the major oil exporter.National Electoral Council chief Pablo Pozo said on tel...

Thousands protest against Serbian president-elect Vucic

Thousands of mostly young people joined protests Tuesday for a second consecutive night in several Serbian cities against Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic being elected the country's next president. "Vucic thief, you stole the elections!" a crowd of se...

Sakamoto releases album as ‘imaginary soundtrack’

Ryuichi Sakamoto, the pioneering Japanese electronic composer, has announced his first studio album in eight years which is inspired by the Russian film master Andrei Tarkovsky.The 65-year-old artist -- who has scored films including "The Last Emperor,...

Demonstrators occupy French space station in Guiana

Around 30 protest leaders in French Guiana attempted to occupy a rocket-launching space centre Tuesday as part of demonstrations that have crippled the territory in South America for 10 days.Workers have launched protests and strikes demanding pay rais...

Luck just out for a good time at Masters

Australian amateur Curtis Luck insists he is just out for a good time at the Masters, his last tournament before he turns professional.Luck, 20, from Perth, is one of five amateurs in the Masters draw but is unique in that he managed to qualify twice, ...

One in 10 US women with Zika had deformed fetus or baby

About one in 10 women in the United States who were infected with Zika virus while pregnant had a fetus or baby with deformities last year, US government scientists said Tuesday.The study released by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (C...

Web pioneer slams UK, US calls to weaken encryption

British web pioneer Tim Berners-Lee on Tuesday slammed as a "bad idea" recent calls in Britain and the United States to weaken cyber encryption."I know that if you're trying to catch terrorists it's really tempting to demand to be able to break all tha...