For US commander-in-chief, a call to order on the home front

Social media were buzzing Monday with the lighter side of President Donald Trump's first Easter egg roll, where First Lady Melania Trump nudged him to national anthem form.Trump, the first lady and son Barron appeared to welcome guests at the tradition...

Wenger sets tough target to rescue season

Beleaguered Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger challenged his players to win every game between now and the end of the season to keep alive faint hopes of a top-four Premier League finish.Seven league wins is the only way the Frenchman reckons that Arsenal ...

Analysts try to identify N.Korean failed missile type

The latest North Korean missile launch may have been of a new and hitherto unknown system being developed by Kim Jong-Un's regime, a weapons expert said Monday.The Pentagon has not discussed which missile blew up "almost immediately" after launch early...

Army declares loyalty to Maduro as Venezuela braces for giant demo

Venezuela's defense minister on Monday declared the army's loyalty to President Nicolas Maduro, who ordered troops into the streets ahead of a major protest by opponents trying to oust him.Venezuela is bracing for what Maduro's opponents vow will be th...

Former snooker world champ Murphy tested by Chinese teen

Chinese teenager Yan Bingtao's superb comeback against former world champion Shaun Murphy fell just short on Monday as he lost 10-8 in the first round of this year's World Championships.The 17-year-old, whose display illustrated the strength in depth i...

US court fines Brazil’s Odebrecht $2.6 billion over bribes

A federal court in New York on Monday imposed a $2.6 billion fine on Brazil's scandal-plagued construction giant Odebrecht, part of what US authorities describe as a one of the largest-ever corporate settlements for international bribery.Odebrecht and ...

New York preps rat birth control test-run

The New York rat race is notorious -- the commute and the endemic rodent population. But the city may soon have a new weapon in its arsenal: rat birth control.Rodents are one of the least savory sights in America's largest city, spotted scurrying in an...

Hollywood honors actor and veteran activist Gary Sinise

Oscar-nominated actor and longtime armed forces champion Gary Sinise was honored on Monday with a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame in a markedly military ceremony.The 62-year-old, who has advocated for service personnel and veterans for almost 40 yea...

United reports solid profits, vows better customer treatment

United Continental reported sharply lower first-quarter earnings Monday but they still bested analyst expectations, and the airline vowed to remake its customer service after its rough treatment of a passenger stoked global outrage.Net income for the p...

Paraguay president backs off re-election bid

Paraguayan President Horacio Cartes said Monday he will no longer seek re-election next year, after his bid to change the constitution triggered deadly riots.Cartes said in a statement he will "in no event" try to run in the April 2018 vote, seeking to...

Netflix growth misses mark despite strong earnings

Netflix subscriber growth missed its mark in the first quarter of this year, unsettling investors despite strong earnings figures released on Monday.The US-based on-demand television service reported a net increase of 4.95 million subscribers, most of ...

Pence visits Tokyo to reaffirm security ties as N. Korea tensions rise

US Vice President Mike Pence arrives in Tokyo on Tuesday bringing a renewed commitment to Japan's security amid a growing threat from a nuclear armed North Korea.Throughout his bareknuckle election campaign, US President Donald Trump repeatedly called ...

Sanchez, Ozil strike to end Arsenal away woes

Goals from Alexis Sanchez and Mesut Ozil ended Arsenal's run of four successive away defeats with a scratchy 2-1 victory over struggling Middlesbrough in their Premier League clash on Monday.The Gunners' performance was far from convincing but will sti...

France’s Melenchon sails against the tide

As Jean-Luc Melenchon, the radical leftwinger shaking up France's presidential race, cruised into eastern Paris on a barge on Monday a chant went up from supporters on the quayside: "Resistance! Resistance!"Under ominous skies, hundreds of people flock...

Kvitova targets French Open comeback

Petra Kvitova is planning a surprise return at the French Open, six months after her left hand was badly injured in a knife attack, she said on Monday.The two-time Wimbledon champion suffered severe injuries to her playing hand as she fought off a knif...

Wearable sweat sensor could help diagnose disease

An ultra-sensitive, wearable sweat sensor may improve diagnosis and treatment of cystic fibrosis, diabetes and other conditions, researchers said Monday.Unlike previous sweat sensors, the new model requires only a trace of moisture to do its job and do...