After Young Pope, Sorrentino’s New Pope coming soon

Paolo Sorrentino, the Oscar-winning film director who scored a small-screen hit with "The Young Pope", is to make a follow-up series called "The New Pope."Distributor Fremantle announced Tuesday that the new series, a joint production of HBO and Sky, w...

Iran’s hardline revolution lives on among Raisi supporters

As the Tuesday evening crowd pours into the Tehran prayer hall to see hardline presidential hopeful Ebrahim Raisi, a large video screen over the entrance shows women in black robes firing rocket-propelled grenades.The military manoeuvres and explosions...

China presents draft intelligence law for public discussion

The Chinese authorities have submitted the first draft of the new intelligence law for public consideration. The bill expands powers of the Chinese security services in countering threats to national security. Read Full Article at RT.com ...

Libyan released over WPC Yvonne Fletcher’s killing

A Libyan man suspected of killing a British police officer during a 1984 London protest against Moamer Kadhafi was released Tuesday because evidence against him could have breached national security.The suspect, aged in his fifties, was arrested in Nov...

Djokovic starts with Rome win, Sharapova snubbed

Four-time champion Novak Djokovic overcame Britain's Aljaz Bedene 7-6 (7-2), 6-2 on Tuesday for a place in the third round of the clay-court Rome Masters.The world number two came through a tight opening set by dominating the tiebreaker before finishin...

Dumoulin’s pink jersey ambitions go sky-high

Giro d'Italia leader Tom Dumoulin admits training at altitude may not be enough to stop Colombian rival Nairo Quintana reclaiming the pink jersey when the race hits the high mountains.Dumoulin, the Olympic time trial silver medal winner from Rio, cruis...

Barritt battling for Saracens semi-final fitness

Saracens captain Brad Barritt could be available for Saturday's English Premiership semi-final against Exeter as the reigning champions continue their quest for a 'double Double'.The London club completed the first half of their trophy mission by retai...

Jimmy Kimmel to return as Oscars host

Late night funnyman Jimmy Kimmel will return to host the Oscars, the Academy said Tuesday, as the glitzy annual show moves on from the biggest mix-up in its history.The 49-year-old comedian will be reunited with producers Michael De Luca and Jennifer T...

Italian lawmakers want police on charity boats

An Italian parliamentary commission on Tuesday called for police to be deployed on or close to charity boats rescuing migrants in waters off Libya.Nicola Latorre, chairman of the defence commission of the Senate, said the move would ensure investigatio...

Gallant Thomas battles on, but plays down Giro hopes

Crash-hit Sky rider Geraint Thomas will battle on but played down his chances of fighting for Giro d'Italia honours despite a valiant second-place finish in the 10th stage time trial Tuesday.Dutchman Tom Dumoulin, of the Sunweb team, sent heads spinnin...

Canada bans bumping passengers from commercial flights

Canada introduced a ban Tuesday against bumping passengers from commercial flights following a public outcry over a passenger being dragged off a plane in the United States, and other incidents.The passenger bill of rights is part of a package of trans...

Trump to address religious divides in first trip abroad

US President Donald Trump will urge unity between the world's major faiths on an ambitious first foreign trip that will take him to Saudi Arabia, the Vatican and Jerusalem, the White House said Tuesday.National Security Advisor HR McMaster laid out a d...

Journalist killings unpunished in Mexico: campaigners

Journalists are being shot dead in broad daylight in Mexico and the killers are going unpunished, rights groups said after prominent reporter Javier Valdez became the fifth such victim this year.Reporters Without Borders (RSF) ranks Mexico as the third...

Sharapova denied French Open wild card

Two-time champion Maria Sharapova will not play at Roland Garros this year after the French tennis federation denied her a wild card, FFT president Bernard Guidicelli said on Tuesday.The former world number one, who only returned from a 15-month doping...