Luxemburger Jungels beats big guns to Giro’s pink jersey

New race leader Bob Jungels hopes to keep little Luxembourg's flag flying on the Giro d'Italia after claiming the pink jersey for the second year in succession on Tuesday.On a drama-filled fourth stage to the wind-hit summit of Mount Etna, the 24-year-...

US alerted France to Russia hack targeting Macron: NSA

The head of America's National Security Agency said Tuesday that Russia was behind the 11th-hour hack of French President-elect Emmanuel Macron's campaign team, and that US officials had informed France a cyber-attack was underway.The hacking attack on...

Bahrain sends first civilian case to military court

Bahrain has referred its first civilian case to a military court following a constitutional amendment approved by the king last month, Amnesty International said on Tuesday.Inspired in part by Arab Spring uprisings, Bahrain has since 2011 witnessed reg...

Workers at US nuclear site take cover after tunnel collapse

Hundreds of workers at a nuclear site in the US state of Washington were ordered to take cover on Tuesday after a tunnel filled with contaminated material collapsed near the facility, federal officials said.Employees at the Hanford Site plant, located ...

US small businesses worry about trade policy, too

Small business owners trying to break into international markets say US trade policies and the strong dollar affect their ability to export, states a report released Tuesday.The exchange rate "has been a big one," said Jamie Deering, whose parents star...

NFL: Judge vacates Hernandez murder conviction

A US judge on Tuesday overturned the 2015 murder conviction of former American football star Aaron Hernandez, three weeks after he committed suicide in prison.Hernandez, 27 -- a former tight end for the New England Patriots -- hanged himself with a bed...

US task force recommends against thyroid cancer screening

Screening for thyroid cancer is not recommended for adults with no symptoms, because there is no evidence it boosts survival and can lead to over-diagnosis and complications, an independent US medical task force said Tuesday. "The US Preventive Servic...

US teen breaks internet record, spurred by love of nuggets

An American teenager has broken the world record for the most retweets, in a crusade to win a year's supply of his favorite food: chicken nuggets.Beating out TV stars Ellen Degeneres and Kim Kardashian, and leaving former US president Barack Obama in t...

After the White House, Obama ‘captive to selfies’

Former US president Barack Obama shared Tuesday his relief at no longer being leader of the Free World -- but joked he is now "captive to selfies" whenever he is out."The hardest thing about being the president of the US is it is unique in its isolati...

Chibok girl refused to be part of release deal: Nigeria

A schoolgirl who was among more than 200 kidnapped by Boko Haram in 2014 refused to be part of a release deal because she is now married to a militant fighter, Nigeria's government said Tuesday.The disclosure underlines the complex psychological effect...

Polanc conquers Etna, Jungels in Giro pink

Slovenian Jan Polanc conquered the prestigious Giro d'Italia fourth stage to Mount Etna on Tuesday as Luxembourg's Bob Jungels took the pink jersey to keep the race lead with his Quick Step team.Climbing specialist Polanc, who races for the United Arab...

Flood quits Toulouse, Lyon sign South African duo

English fly-half Toby Flood has quit fallen French Top 14 giants Toulouse by mutual agreement, the club said on Tuesday.The 31-year-old had a year left on his contract but "will not see out his final season with the club" which he joined in 2014. The f...

China tests new missile near Korean peninsula

Beijing has tested a new missile close to the Korean peninsula amid heightened tensions in the region, after North Korea, South Korea, and the US recently conducted military drills in the area. Read Full Article at RT.com

European athletics boss acknowledges record-plan critics

European athletics president Svein Arne Hansen accepted Tuesday reaction to the radical plan to wipe out existing European and world records has been "mixed".Under the proposal put forward to athletics governing body the IAAF all records set before a d...

Diddy sued by ex-chef over ‘post-coital’ dining

Rap mogul Diddy has been sued by a personal chef who says she worked long hours without extra pay and was made uneasy by serving meals after sex parties.Cindy Rueda sought an unspecified amount in damages for allegations -- denied by Diddy -- that incl...