A star is born — Dressel emerges from Phelps’ shadow

With Michael Phelps back in retirement, Caeleb Dressel stepped out of his idol's shadow to match the US legend's tally of seven golds at the world championships in Budapest.Dressel became the first swimmer to win three world gold medals in one session ...

Venezuela’s Constituent Assembly: what we know

Venezuela held elections Sunday for a Constituent Assembly backed by embattled President Nicolas Maduro to rewrite the constitution. Opposition activists and some foreign countries have doubts. What do we know -- and not know -- about the vote?- What w...

Rangers’ Beltre notches 3,000th career hit

Texas Rangers third baseman Adrian Beltre joined Major League Baseball's exclusive 3,000-hit club Sunday with a double in the fourth inning of a game against the Baltimore Orioles.Beltre, 38, is the 31st major leaguer, and the first from the Dominican ...

Besieged Syria area gets first aid in 5 years: UN

A region besieged by the regime forces east of Syria's capital on Sunday received UN aid for the first time in five years, a UN source said.Al-Nashabiye is in the Eastern Ghouta region, a rebel-held area on the outskirts of Damascus that has been ravag...

British royal tributes to dead on WWI battle centenary

British and Belgian royals led tributes Sunday to the soldiers who fell at Passchendaele as they marked the centenary of one of World War I's bloodiest and most senseless battles.Three months of fighting near the west Flanders village of Passchendaele ...

US to cut 755 US diplomatic staff in Russia, says Putin

President Vladimir Putin on Sunday said the United States would have to cut 755 diplomatic staff in Russia and warned of a prolonged gridlock in its ties after the US Congress backed new sanctions against the Kremlin.Putin added bluntly that Russia was...

Dynamo Dressel closes swimming worlds with seventh gold

Caeleb Dressel brought the curtain down on the world championships with an historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday, equalling the record of swim legend Michael Phelps.Dressel swam the third leg of the men's 4x100m medley relay to leave him wi...

Putin expels 755 US diplomats from Russia

President Vladimir Putin said Russia will expel 755 U.S. diplomatic staff and could consider imposing additional measures against the United States as a response to new U.S. sanctions, although not for now.

‘Dunkirk’ stays on top in N. America

World War II epic "Dunkirk" stayed at the top of the North American box office for the second straight weekend, industry data showed Sunday.Directed by Briton Christopher Nolan, critically acclaimed "Dunkirk" took in another $28.1 million, according t...

South Korea’s Lee Mi-Hyang snatches women’s Scottish Open

South Korean Lee Mi-Hyang birdied the final hole to grab a one-shot victory after a dramatic women's Scottish Open at Dundonald Links on Sunday.The 24-year-old trailed Australia's Karrie Webb by one stroke with two holes to play, but a disastrous doubl...

Siniakova condemns Wozniacki to fifth final defeat of year

Katerina Siniakova of the Czech Republic clinched the Bastad clay court title on Sunday with a 6-3, 6-4 win over Caroline Wozniacki who has now lost five finals in 2017.For 21-year-old Siniakova, the world number 56, it was a second career title after ...

Dressel wins seventh world gold in men’s 4x100m medley

Caeleb Dressel won an historic seventh gold medal in Budapest on Sunday as the USA claimed the men's 4x100m medley relay title at the world championships.After Dressel swam the third leg, Nathan Adrian touched the wall first for the USA at three minute...

755 US diplomats must leave Russia: Putin

President Vladimir Putin said 755 US diplomats must leave Russia and warned ties with Washington could be gridlocked for a long time, in a move Sunday that followed tough new American sanctions.The Russian foreign ministry had earlier demanded Washingt...