North Korea says Sunday missile launch was new type of rocket

North Korea's latest missile launch was a successful test of a new type of rocket, Pyongyang's state media reported Monday.Sunday's launch was of a "newly-developed mid/long-range strategic ballistic rocket, Hwasong-12", the official KCNA news agency s...

Klopp urges Liverpool to stay focused over top four bid

Jurgen Klopp believes Liverpool's 4-0 rout of West Ham proves they can cope with the pressure of fighting for Champions League qualification, but he warned his stars to guard against complacency.Liverpool's destiny is in their own hands after a dominan...

NBA Warriors rally to stun Spurs in series opener

Stephen Curry scored 40 points and Kevin Durant 34 to power a stunning second-half comeback that lifted Golden State over San Antonio 113-111 Sunday in an NBA playoff thriller.The Spurs squandered a 25-point lead and might have lost star forward Kawhi ...

Falcao fires Monaco to brink of French title

Radamel Falcao scored twice as Monaco strode to within a point of the Ligue 1 title after Sunday's 4-0 home win over Lille left them on the verge of dethroning Paris Saint-Germain.The Colombian striker netted either side of a Bernardo Silva goal before...

Opposition in Venezuela in desperate plea to military

Venezuela's opposition Sunday urged the armed forces to consider dialogue, despite its loyalty to embattled President Nicolas Maduro in the country's deadly political crisis."I am appealing to Defense Minister Vladimir Padrino Lopez to open the doors o...

Real Madrid, Barcelona set up final day title showdown

The fight for the La Liga title will go down to the last day of the season after Real Madrid and Barcelona beat Sevilla and Las Palmas respectively on Sunday to remain locked together on 87 points.Madrid remain in the driving seat after the European ch...

NBA Celtics robbed of time in loss to Wizards

An NBA report on the last two minutes of Boston's game-six playoff loss at Washington said the Celtics should have had another second to make their last shot to win.The analysis of referee calls in the final two minutes said the Celtics should have had...

Jubilant Portugal celebrates first Eurovision victory

Jubilant Portugal on Sunday feted the country's first ever Eurovision song contest victor Salvador Sobral, who suffers from a serious heart condition but triumphed with a melancholy ballad, with hundreds turning up to welcome him home."When we are very...

Israel dismisses US concern over embassy move to Jerusalem

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Sunday challenged US concerns over moving the American embassy to Jerusalem, in what Haaretz newspaper called his "first public dispute" with the Trump administration.US President Donald Trump had promised d...

Turkey-US: strained relations

From the 2003 US invasion of Iraq to Washington's latest decision to arm Kurdish groups in Syria, relations between Turkey and the US have been tested repeatedly.The two NATO allies often have conflicting goals in the Middle East, and Ankara is now cul...

Nadal edges out Thiem for fifth Madrid Masters

Rafael Nadal's flawless record on clay this season continued as he outgunned the impressive Dominic Thiem to win the Madrid Masters for a fifth time 7-6 (10/8), 6-4 on Sunday.The Spaniard is now 15-0 on his favoured surface this year having also picked...

Austria heads for snap elections

Austria's new centre-right leader Sebastian Kurz called on Sunday for snap elections, heralding the imminent collapse of the ruling coalition after months of in-fighting.Setting up another nail-biting vote in Europe, that could see the populist far-rig...

Macron vows full backing for Paris 2024 bid

Emmanuel Macron promised full and enthusiastic support for Paris' bid to host the 2024 Olympic Games after his inauguration as French president on Sunday.As an International Olympic Committee (IOC) assessment team began a three-day bid inspection, Macr...