Libyan oil production now more than 760,000 bpd: NOC

Libya's oil production, the country's main source of revenue, rose Monday to more than 760,000 barrels per day for the first time since 2014, the National Oil Corporation said.Oil is Libya's main natural resource, with reserves estimated at 48 billion ...

Venezuela faces tense May Day after deadly unrest

Security forces in riot vans blocked off central Caracas Monday as Venezuela braced for pro- and anti-government May Day protests one month after a wave of deadly political unrest erupted.Opposition leaders vowed no let-up in their protests demanding e...

Plan revealed to reset existing European records

The European Athletics Council has come up with a radical plan that would wipe out existing European and world records and set a clean slate as part of the fight against doping.The proposal was adopted during the Council's meeting in Paris over the wee...

Joshua backed to replicate ‘Woods effect’

Heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua can be a "flag-bearer" for boxing in the way Tiger Woods was for golf, according to one of Britain's top sports promoters.Joshua was widely acclaimed for his stunning 11th-round stoppage of Wladimir Klitschko in a wo...

Thousands march in Madrid against corruption

Thousands of people at the traditional May Day rally in Madrid vented their anger at rampant corruption, as Spain's ruling Popular Party (PP) finds itself embroiled in a new scandal.The number of graft accusations to have hit the PP, other parties, uni...

All Black Whitelock banned for two weeks

All Blacks lock Sam Whitelock was given a two-week Super Rugby ban Monday after striking an opponent with his elbow while playing for Canterbury Crusaders in South Africa. The incident involving the New Zealand forward occurred in the closing stage of ...

Huge May Day march in Moscow, turnout almost 1.5 mln

Almost a million and a half people turned out in central Moscow on Monday for the annual May Day parade, many more than in past years, Russian police said."Nearly 1.5 million people marched on May 1," police said in a statement quoted by Interfax news ...

Tuilagi helping Pacific players in Europe

Manu Tuilagi wants rugby players from the Pacific Islands plying their trade in Europe to get greater off-field support as they adjust to the "culture shock" of life far away from home.Samoa-born Tuilagi was almost deported from Britain in 2009 after l...

Syrian forces used nerve gas in four recent attacks: HRW

Syrian government forces used deadly nerve gas in Khan Sheikhun and in three other recent attacks, Human Rights Watch said Monday, describing a "clear pattern" of chemical weapons use that could amount to crimes against humanity.President Bashar al-Ass...

Visual artists demand ‘fair’ share of sales

When Canadian Inuit artist Kenojuak Ashevak sold her print "Enchanted Owl" in 1960, she pocketed $24, but when the piece was resold at auction in 2001 for nearly $59,000, she received nothing.That is because Canada does not recognise a resale right for...

Cuba stages last May Day parade under Castro

Millions of Cubans rallied in a May Day parade Monday, the last to be overseen by President Raul Castro -- and the first without his late brother and revolutionary predecessor Fidel.The May 1 rally filled Havana's Revolution Square and other spots acro...

Twitter, Bloomberg team up for streaming news channel

Twitter is launching a 24-hour streaming news channel in partnership with the Bloomberg news agency, in a major expansion of its video operations.Bloomberg Media chief executive Justin Smith confirmed the partnership late Sunday, retweeting a Wall Stre...

Top Democrat trolls Trump via Spotify

The US Senate's top Democrat has needled Donald Trump through a playlist on Spotify, selecting songs that pointedly question the president.Marking Trump's first 100 days in the White House, Senator Chuck Schumer over the weekend released his list of so...

US spending deal: More military funds, none for border wall

US congressional leaders on Monday unveiled a bipartisan deal funding government through September, with a compromise that includes President Donald Trump's call for increased military spending but ignores his demand to fund a border wall.The agreement...

Iran big winner from region’s turmoil: Arab League head

Arab League chief Ahmed Abul Gheit warned Monday that Iran and Israel were the main beneficiaries of turmoil across the Arab world, which he described as the worst he has ever seen."I have never seen anything worse than what we are now seeing," Abul Gh...

Police hurt in Paris May 1 clashes with youths: police

Three officers were hurt in clashes between riot police and masked youths during a May 1 march in Paris on Monday that carried extra significance six days before the presidential election run-off."Masked individuals threw objects and Molotov cocktails ...