Union battles to represent workers at Nissan US factory

Efforts to unionize workers at a Nissan factory in the Deep South will reach a climax Friday in a bitter contest that critics say has laid bare a racial divide in the company.The United Auto Workers union and Nissan both say they are in a position to w...

Vatican rejects Venezuela’s new assembly

The Vatican on Friday urged Venezuela not to go ahead with installing a controversial new assembly sought by President Nicolas Maduro, and called on the nation's security services to avoid using excessive force against opposition protests.It called in ...

Former VW exec pleads guilty to ‘dieselgate’ charges

Former Volkswagen executive Oliver Schmidt pleaded guilty Friday in US court to charges stemming from his role in the "dieselgate" emissions-cheating scandal that has rocked the German automaker. In a deal with prosecutors, Schmidt agreed to enter a gu...

British boxers Khan and Joshua in Twitter infidelity row

British boxers Amir Khan and Anthony Joshua became embroiled in an explosive Twitter spat on Friday after Khan appeared to accuse Joshua of having a relationship with his wife.Khan, who is currently on holiday in Dubai, said he was splitting up with hi...

Andrea Dovizioso fastest in Czech MotoGP practice

Andrea Dovizioso posted the fastest time over Friday's two Czech MotoGP practice sessions as world championship leader Marc Marquez struggled down in 10th.Italian Dovizioso was leading the standings ahead of last month's German Grand Prix when an eight...

Plane crash at Swiss camp kills teens, pilot: police

A plane crash at a Swiss summer camp on Friday killed two 14-year-old campers and the pilot, while leaving a third teenager seriously injured, police said. The ride in the single-engine plane was organised at the Aero-Club of Switzerland camp in the ca...

EU imposes Russia sanctions over Siemens Crimea turbines

The EU imposed sanctions on three Russian nationals and three firms on Friday after gas turbines sold by German industrial giant Siemens were diverted to Ukraine's Russian-annexed Crimea region.The individuals -- two Russian government officials and a ...

Liverpool’s Klopp had Hoffenheim play-off premonition

Liverpool manager Jurgen Klopp said he had a feeling his side would draw German opposition after they were paired with Hoffenheim in the Champions League play-off round on Friday.Liverpool will travel to Klopp's homeland for the first leg on August 15 ...

Annoyed Barcelona won’t pay Neymar bonus

Barcelona won't pay a 26 million euro ($30.8 million) bonus to Neymar for renewing his contract with the Catalan giants in 2016, a club spokesman said on Friday after his decision to join Paris Saint-Germain for a world record transfer fee.Josep Vives ...

Indonesia district deploys snipers to fight monkey attacks

A district in central Indonesia has invited the army, police and local hunters to help battle bands of wild monkeys which are raiding plantations and attacking villagers, the district head said Friday.Dozens of men armed with rifles -- including local ...

Stan Wawrinka to miss US Open title defence

Reigning US Open champion Stan Wawrinka will miss his title defence to have knee surgery, the world number four announced on Friday.The three-time Grand Slam champion had already pulled out of the upcoming ATP tournaments in Canada and Cincinnati, and ...