Sky’s Landa climbs to Tour of Burgos win

In-form Sky rider Mikel Landa was first up the tough final slope to win the first stage of the five-day Tour of Burgos in Spain on Tuesday.Spanish rider Landa was key to Chris Froome's fourth Tour de France win in July and crucial too in the San Sebast...

US vacates Russia compounds targeted over sanctions

The US on Tuesday cleared out of two diplomatic compounds around Moscow under the first stage of punitive measures imposed by Russia in retaliation for new sanctions being readied in Washington. Embassy spokeswoman Maria Olson said officials removed "t...

Panda at French zoo expecting… twins!

French zoo officials were doubly delighted on Tuesday on learning that their pregnant panda is expecting not one but two cubs at the weekend.A final scan has revealed that Huan Huan, who is on loan to Beauval zoo in central France from China with her m...

EU says Venezuela arrests ‘step in wrong direction’

The European Union criticised the arrest of two Venezuelan opposition leaders Tuesday following a controversial vote on a new assembly, saying it was a "step in the wrong direction".The head of the European Parliament separately called for the bloc to ...

EU bank suspects VW fraud in Dieselgate scandal

The European Investment Bank said Tuesday it suspected Volkswagen may have fraudulently secured a loan of 400 million euros to develop technology used to cheat EU emissions tests.EIB chief President Werner Hoyer said the bank was reviewing the conclusi...

US senator says Trump ready for war with North Korea

A Republican senator said Tuesday that US President Donald Trump has told him he would go to war to destroy North Korea rather than allow it to develop a long-range nuclear-armed missile.Influential lawmaker Lindsey Graham, a foreign policy hawk, told ...

American car makers struggle to lure US buyers in July

American consumers' appetite for US car brands eased significantly in July, as the industry continued to slow from last year's record-setting pace, according to sales figures released Tuesday. All three Detroit carmakers reported steep overall declines...

Revealed: the mother (and father) of all flowers

The first flower to appear along the path of plant evolution, during the time of the dinosaurs, was a hermaphrodite with petal-like organs arranged in concentric circles, researchers said Monday.The bloom had both male and female reproductive organs at...

Germany wants EU commission to suspend Turkey trade talks – report

Germany wants the European Commission to suspend negotiations to update the EU-Turkey Customs Union, claiming that continuing the process would send the "wrong signal," according to a draft paper obtained by Reuters. Read Full Article at ...

Palestinian negotiator criticises US silence on settlements

A senior Palestinian official on Tuesday said silence in US President Donald Trump's administration over settlement growth and its failure to support the two-state solution encouraged "apartheid" Israeli policies.The criticism by chief negotiator Saeb ...

US manufacturing activity slows in July: ISM

US manufacturing activity continued to expand in July but at a slightly slower pace than in June, with declines in new orders, output and employment, the Institute for Supply Management said Tuesday.Despite the slightly slower pace of growth, there wer...

Brazil’s Congress to vote on trial for president

Brazil's lower house of Congress is set to vote Wednesday on whether to put President Michel Temer on trial for corruption, threatening the country with its second leadership crisis in a year.Temer, a deeply unpopular veteran of the center-right PMDB p...