Israel moves to downgrade status of Arabic language

Israeli ministers approved a controversial bill on Sunday that would define the country as the "national home of the Jewish people" while downgrading Arabic as an official language, officials and reports said.If the bill eventually becomes law, Arabic ...

Hope for Arsenal as Wenger breaks Mourinho hex

Arsene Wenger bested Jose Mourinho in the Premier League at the 13th attempt as Arsenal beat Manchester United 2-0 on Sunday to revive their challenge for Champions League qualification.Quick-fire second-half goals by Granit Xhaka and United old boy Da...

Brazil judge calls for calm ahead of Lula questioning

The Brazilian judge planning to question former president Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva this week in the vast Petrobras corruption scandal urged protesters to stay away from the courthouse where the two are due to meet.Judge Sergio Moro is leading the "Car...

Ariya to meet Kim in LPGA Match Play final

Thailand's third-ranked Ariya Jutanugarn and 12th-ranked Kim Sei-Young of South Korea advanced to the LPGA Lorena Ochoa Match Play finals with impressive morning triumphs Sunday.Ariya, who captured the first of her five LPGA titles exactly a year ago, ...

Hundreds of suspected cholera cases in Yemen: MSF

At least 570 suspected cases of cholera have surfaced in war-torn Yemen in the past three weeks, sparking fears of a potential epidemic, Doctors Without Borders said Sunday. Healthcare has dramatically deteriorated in Yemen as conflict between Iran-bac...

Immobile at the double as Lazio pile pressure on Roma

Ciro Immobile hit a brace as Lazio routed Sampdoria 7-3 to cut the gap on third-placed Roma to five points in Serie A on Sunday.A week after a 3-1 romp secured the bragging rights in the Capital Derby, Lazio confirmed their end-of-season purple patch t...

Hamburg, Mainz draw in relegation scrap

Relegation-threatened Hamburg and Mainz both boosted their Bundesliga survival chances by earning a point apiece in Sunday's goalless draw.Mainz had the best chances to take the three points in Hamburg as Spanish midfielder Jairo Samperio came off the ...

Gaviria grabs stage win and Giro d’Italia lead

Colombian sprinter Fernando Gaviria finished off a cunning tactical move by his Quick Step team to win the third stage of the Giro d'Italia and secure the race leader's pink jersey on Sunday.Gaviria, competing in his maiden Grand Tour, emerged from a s...

Milner in spot of bother as Reds held

Liverpool's James Milner missed a penalty as his side wasted a chance to bolster their bid to qualify for the Champions League in an uninspiring 0-0 draw with Southampton on Sunday.With rivals Arsenal and Manchester United clashing in Sunday's late kic...

‘Immortal regiment’ marches across world (PHOTOS, VIDEO)

Groups of people carrying portraits of family members affected by World War II are appearing worldwide in the runup to Victory Day celebrations. What started as a local tradition in Russia has grown into a global phenomenon. Read Full Art...

UN defends migrant rescue groups, under fire in Italy

The UN refugee agency sprang to the defence Sunday of aid groups that rescue migrants in the Mediterranean, some of which have come under fire in Italy for alleged complicity with Libyan people smugglers.An Italian prosecutor said last month that chari...

Vintage cycling toasted in Italian wine country

The worlds of vintage wine and vintage cycling gently collided on Sunday as thousands of amateur enthusiasts took to the country lanes of southern Tuscany for the Eroica Montalcino cycling festival.The mass ride -- a spin-off from an annual autumn even...

Greek unions protest against Sunday trading

Hundreds of people gatheredin central Athens to protest against plans to increase Sunday trading hours in a rally organised by unions and communist groups. Sunday's demonstration largely drew members of the PAME communist labour union alongside others ...

Brief security alert in Louvre plaza as France votes

The plaza outside the Louvre Museum in Paris, where French presidential frontrunner Emmanuel Macron plans a victory party if elected, was briefly evacuated on Sunday following a security alert, sources said.A spokesman for Macron's movement said the al...

Pedrosa wins Spanish Moto GP

Honda's Dani Pedrosa led from pole to flag to claim a dominant victory at the Spanish Moto GP on Sunday ahead of Marc Marquez as Spanish riders cleaned up at Jerez.Pedrosa clocked 45min 26.827sec for his first win on Spanish soil since he won on the sa...

Sharapova sets up Bouchard grudge match

Maria Sharapova set up a mouth-watering second-round clash with Eugenie Bouchard at the Madrid Open after battling back from a set down to beat Mirjana Lucic-Baroni 4-6, 6-4, 6-0 on Sunday.Bouchard called the Russian "a cheater" last week and suggested...

North Korea detains another US citizen: state media

North Korea has detained another US citizen for committing "hostile acts", it said Sunday, its second arrest of an American in a fortnight with tensions high between Pyongyang and Washington.The arrest of Kim Hak-Song means that the North is holding fo...