Erdogan to meet Trump in May: minister

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan will meet Donald Trump in May, the Turkish foreign minister said Wednesday, after the US president congratulated the Turkish leader for winning a referendum on enhancing his powers."We will determine a date for the two pr...

France’s Le Pen hardens tone as campaign clock ticks down

Far-right presidential frontrunner Marine Le Pen said Wednesday that French people felt "dispossessed" in their own country as she stressed the threats of immigration and terrorism in the final days of campaigning.The 48-year-old former lawyer has spen...

French rugby great Dusautoir to retire

Toulouse skipper and former France captain Thierry Dusautoir is retiring at the end of the season, the influential back row star announced on Wednesday.The 35-year-old captained France a record 56 times, and won three Top 14 titles and a European crown...

BMW staff begin UK strikes over pension dispute

Workers at three British plants of German car giant BMW began a 24-hour strike Wednesday over proposed changes to pensions, with more walkouts promised over the next five weeks.Employees belonging to the Unite union picketed at the plants in Cowley and...

Football: Argentina to take on minnows Singapore

Lionel Messi's Argentina will take on football minnows Singapore in a June friendly match in the city-state, organisers said Wednesday.Argentina, ranked second in the world by FIFA, will kick off at the National Stadium against 159th placed Singapore o...

Yemen drone strikes kill five Qaeda suspects

Two strikes apparently carried out by US drones killed five suspected Al-Qaeda members in Yemen overnight, military sources said on Wednesday.Washington has sharply intensified its air war against the jihadists since President Donald Trump took office ...

Terry won’t retire after leaving Chelsea

John Terry insists he has no intention of retiring when he completes the toughest decision of his life by leaving Chelsea at the end of the season.Terry revealed this week that he will bring down the curtain on his glittering 19-year Chelsea career onc...

India’s top court throws out case no one could understand

Anyone dealing with India's overburdened legal system knows that the wheels of justice move slowly.But in one case, they have ground to a halt completely after Supreme Court judges said they were throwing out a lawsuit that used so much jargon it was i...

Bayern ‘keeper Neuer out for season with foot fracture

Germany's goalkeeper Manuel Neuer is out for the rest of the season after fracturing his left foot in Bayern Munich's Champions League defeat at Real Madrid, his club announced on Wednesday.The Bayern shot-stopper and Germany captain suffered the injur...

Iran blocks Telegram app voice calls: state media

Iran's judiciary has blocked newly introduced voice calls on Telegram, the most popular messaging app in the country, state media reported on Wednesday.The blockage follows the arrest last month of 12 people who ran popular reformist channels on Telegr...

India bus crash kills 44: official

A bus has swerved off a mountain road and plunged into a deep ravine in a Himalayan region of northern India, killing at least 44 people, an official said Wednesday."A preliminary report shows that a private bus fell into a gorge and has killed more th...

Heineken Q1 beer sales flat, but profits bubble

Dutch brewing giant Heineken reported flat beer sales for the first quarter of 2017, but was cheered by a 10.6-percent rise in profits despite a late Easter this year.Global beer sales only grew 0.6 percent compared to the same period in 2016, the Amst...

AkzoNobel unveils strategy to thwart US takeover bid

The world's leading paintmaker AkzoNobel, fending off a hostile takeover bid from US rival PPG, on Wednesday unveiled plans to shed its chemicals division as first-quarter profits came in stronger than expected.The Amsterdam-based group reported net pr...