British PM says Brexit threats timed to affect election

Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday accused Brussels of deliberately making "threats against Britain" over the Brexit talks in order to affect the outcome of next month's general election.In a tough statement outside Downing Street, just hours afte...

‘Love locks’ on the block in Paris charity auction

Amorous couples, here's your chance to own a piece of the world's most romantic city: Paris is selling off the "love locks" that lovebirds attached to the city's bridges before officials cracked down on the practice.For years tourists inscribed their i...

Totti to retire at end of season – Roma

Roma club icon Francesco Totti will retire at the end of the season when the 40-year-old's contract expires, new sports director Monchi said on Wednesday."I want him here right by my side. He is Roma. He can teach me what Roma is," said Monchi at his u...

11 journalists killed in Iraq in past year: watchdog

Eleven journalists died covering conflict or were assassinated in Iraq during the past year, a Baghdad-based watchdog said in a report released Wednesday to mark World Press Freedom Day."From May 3, 2016 to May 3 (this year), 11 journalists were killed...

Ronaldo says hard work the secret to his record feats

Cristiano Ronaldo is human after all, or so he claims, despite sealing another "special" Champions League night with a hat-trick to put Real Madrid on the verge of the final once more.Ronaldo's treble sealed a commanding 3-0 semi-final, first leg lead ...

Giro scraps downhill prizes after outcry

Giro d'Italia has scrapped controversial "best downhiller" prizes after fears it could lead to fatal accidents during the three-week race.Race organisers RCS faced criticism from riders and officials after announcing cash prizes for the best times on s...

Czech PM to tender resignation Thursday

Czech Prime Minister Bohuslav Sobotka will tender his resignation Thursday, the president's office said, a day after the premier announced he was quitting following a high-stakes row with his finance minister.The leftist Sobotka said Tuesday he was sta...

England duo Farrell and Daly on rugby award shortlist

England internationals Owen Farrell and Elliot Daly were named on a five-man shortlist for the Rugby Players' Association Players' Player of the Year award revealed on Wednesday.Farrell and Daly, both due to tour New Zealand with the British and Irish ...

NY Times swings to profit on digital gains

The New York Times said Wednesday it added more than 300,000 digital subscribers in the first quarter, helping the media group swing to profit.Net profit for the prestigious US newspaper group was $13.2 million, compared with a loss of $8.3 million in ...