Griezmann gives Atletico Madrid slender Leicester lead

Antoine Griezmann's penalty handed Atletico Madrid a slender 1-0 advantage over Leicester City in the first leg of their Champions League quarter-final on Wednesday.In a game of very few chances, Griezmann proved decisive as it was he who also won the ...

UN chief names German to head UNDP

UN chief Antonio Guterres has named a German with extensive experience at the world organization, Achim Steiner, as the new administrator of the UN Development Programme (UNDP).Steiner, who previously served at the UN Environment Programme and headed t...

Egypt says Alexandria church suicide bomber identified

Egypt's interior ministry said on Wednesday it had identified the suicide bomber behind a deadly attack at the weekend outside a church in the coastal city of Alexandria.The ministry said Mahmud Hassan Mubarak Abdullah had carried out the attack outsid...

US and Russia still far apart as Syria haunts talks

Russia's President Vladimir Putin hosted US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson at the Kremlin on Wednesday but the rival powers failed to bridge a deep gap of trust.In the wake of the meeting Russia then vetoed a US-backed resolution at the UN demanding ...

Ebdon edges into snooker World Championship

Former title-winner Peter Ebdon just did enough to gain a place in this year's snooker World Championship with a 10-9 win over Michael Holt in the final qualifying round on Wednesday.The 2002 world champion prevailed in the all-English contest at Sheff...

Dutch panda mania as giant bears arrive from China

Two giant pandas arrived by plane at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport Wednesday after a marathon 8,000 kilometre journey from China, the first breeding pair on Dutch soil in three decades. Female panda Wu Wen (Beautiful Powerful Cloud) and her male compan...

Russia vetoes West’s Syria resolution at UN Security Council

Moscow has vetoed a draft resolution submitted to the UN Security Council which demands that Damascus grant full access to UN inspectors at any military site in Syria, under the threat of military action. Read Full Article at RT.com

British tests point to sarin use in Syria: ambassador

British scientists have analyzed samples from the site of a suspected chemical attack in Syria and concluded that sarin or a sarin-like substance was used, the British ambassador to the United Nations said Wednesday."The United Kingdom therefore shares...

Spanish professors arrested for ‘selling fake cancer drugs’

Five people, including two academics, have been detained by Spanish police on charges of fraud, after allegedly selling a fake cancer drug that had neither sales authorization nor any proven beneficial effects. Read Full Article at RT.com...

Tesla investor group seeks to limit Musk sway on board

A group of Tesla shareholders has urged the electric-car maker to recruit two independent directors to add to the company's board to limit the influence of co-founder and chief executive Elon Musk. The shareholders, who together manage $721 billion thr...

Bosnian Serbs accuse Croatia’s Gotovina of war crimes

Bosnian Serb police are pressing charges against retired Croatian general Ante Gotovina accusing him of war crimes against civilians during Bosnia's 1990s conflict, police and media said Wednesday.Gotovina was acquitted on appeal by a UN court in 2012 ...

Monaco beat Dortmund 3-2 day after bus attack

Kylian Mbappe struck twice as Monaco claimed a 3-2 win at Borussia Dortmund in Wednesday's rescheduled Champions League quarter-final first leg, a day after a bomb attack on the German team bus led to the game's postponement.Police ramped up security i...

Qualcomm to refund BlackBerry $815 mn in royalties

US mobile chip giant Qualcomm is to refund BlackBerry $814.9 million in royalties overpaid by the Canadian company, according to a tentative arbitration award announced on Wednesday.A final award expected to include interest and legal fees will be dete...

Astronomers piece together first image of black hole

After training a network of telescopes stretching from Hawaii to Antarctica to Spain at the heart of our galaxy for five nights running, astronomers said Wednesday they may have snapped the first-ever picture of a black hole.It will take months to deve...

Bull versus the girl: iconic NY statues at loggerheads

A battle is heating up between two iconic New York statues, the legendary "Charging Bull" and new kid on the block "Fearless Girl," with gender equality, artistic integrity and copyright issues at stake.The Italian-American artist who created "Charging...