Fired FBI chief Comey to testify publicly in Congress

James Comey, the former FBI chief whose firing by President Donald Trump has triggered uproar, has agreed to testify publicly about Russian interference in the 2016 elections, lawmakers announced Friday."I hope that former Director Comey's testimony wi...

Yemen rebel missile shot down near Saudi capital: coalition

Saudi Arabia said it shot down a ballistic missile, fired by Yemeni rebels, southwest of the capital Riyadh late Friday ahead of US President Donald Trump's arrival.Air defence units "intercepted a ballistic missile that was launched by Huthi militias ...

B-52s singer marries couple before show

B-52s singer Kate Pierson had a departure from her pre-show routine as she married two of her fans before the band took the stage.Nathan Garcia, a lifelong fan of the fun-loving New Wave band, eagerly contacted Pierson when he saw The B-52s were playin...

Alonso finds comfort zone as Indy 500 pole fight looms

Formula One star Fernando Alonso has made a fast adjustment to IndyCars and driving around in circles as the Spaniard prepared for weekend qualifying at the 101st Indianapolis 500.The 35-year-old McLaren racer, the F1 champion in 2005 and 2006, is skip...

Pentagon plans to ‘annihilate’ IS fighters

President Donald Trump has instructed the Pentagon to "annihilate" the Islamic State group in Syria in a bid to prevent escaped foreign fighters from returning home, Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Friday.The move to kill as many jihadists in place a...

Venezuela opposition vows biggest demo yet on Saturday

Venezuela's opposition vowed to stage its biggest protests yet on Saturday in its drive for elections to remove President Nicolas Maduro from power in a deadly political crisis.Clashes at street demos have left 47 people dead since the protests erupted...

Halfpenny leads Toulon into Top 14 semi-finals

Welsh full-back Leigh Halfpenny scored the crucial late try in a personal haul of 21 points as Toulon reached the French Top 14 semi-finals with a 26-22 play-off win over Castres on Friday.Toulon will face La Rochelle in Marseille next Friday for a pla...

Brady agent denies Gisele concussion claim

Tom Brady's agent on Friday denied the New England Patriots star had suffered an undisclosed concussion last season, contradicting a statement by the quarterback's wife earlier this week."Tom was not diagnosed with a concussion last year," agent Don Ye...

US arrests man in $100 mn Fitbit stock manipulation

A US man has been arrested and charged in connection with a $100 million stock manipulation involving shares of the wearable technology maker Fitbit, federal prosecutors announced Friday.Virginia mechanical engineer Robert Murray was due to appear befo...

Miller buries Jerez controversy with Le Mans top spot

Australia's Jack Miller, on a Honda, was the fastest man on the track as the French Grand Prix got off to a soggy start at Le Mans, burying the controversy of his Jerez crash in the process.Miller was fined for pushing Alvaro Bautista in the Spanish ra...

Xavi’s Al Sadd win Qatar’s Emir Cup

A dramatic last minute winner gave Al Sadd, skippered by Barcelona legend Xavi Hernandez, victory in the Emir Cup final on Friday, Qatar's biggest domestic cup competition.The match was played in the newly refurbished Khalifa International Stadium, the...

US court rejects drone registry

A US appeals court struck down a ruling Friday aimed at forcing drone owners to register their tiny aircraft with the Federal Aviation Administration.The FAA had introduced the ruling with the aim of curbing illegal flights near airports or interfering...