US concerned by Rwanda poll irregularities

The United States said Saturday it was "disturbed by irregularities" in Rwanda's presidential election which saw Paul Kagame celebrate a third consecutive victory with nearly 99 percent of the vote.State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert said the U...

Mass grave found in northern Mexico, authorities say

A mass grave with the bodies of 14 people has been uncovered in a mountainous region of the northern Mexican state of Zacatecas, state prosecutors said.Zacatecas Attorney General Francisco Murillo said authorities have so far found the bodies of 11 men...

Lochte back in pool after 10-month ban for Rio tale

Ryan Lochte, the world and Olympic champion swimmer whose false story about being robbed at the Rio Olympics brought a 10-month ban, returned to the pool Saturday at the US Open meet.Two days after his 33rd birthday, Lochte finished seventh in a prelim...

Fans hail Neymar as PSG stroll to opening win

Paris Saint-Germain celebrated the arrival of Brazilian superstar Neymar in festive style with a comfortable 2-0 victory over Amiens in their Ligue 1 opener on Saturday.The Parc des Princes in Paris reverberated to the sound of Neymar's name chanted ov...

Anti-migrant boat follows NGO vessel off Libya

A ship carrying far-right campaigners who aim to turn migrant boats back to Africa, was following an NGO rescue vessel on Saturday with an AFP reporter on board in the waters off Libya.The activists' "Defend Europe" mission has been financed by a crowd...

Denmark plan ‘Rocky’ victory in women’s Euro final

When Denmark take on hosts Netherlands in Sunday's women's Euro final, it will be like Rocky Balboa fighting Apollo Creed for the second time, said Danish coach Nils Nielsen.Bracing for their first-ever Euro final in history, the two teams clashed in t...

Crusaders beat 14-man Lions for eighth Super title

Canterbury Crusaders survived a rally by 14-man Golden Lions to triumph 25-17 in Johannesburg Saturday and win a record-extending eighth Super Rugby title.The match at Ellis Park stadium took a decisive turn just before half-time when Lions flanker Kwa...

Tough N Korea sanctions up for UN vote

The UN Security Council was set to vote Saturday on tough new sanctions drafted by Washington that would deprive North Korea of vital export income after it defied international pressure to test its second intercontinental ballistic missile.A top White...

Pole detained over abduction of British model in Italy

A British model was drugged and abducted for a week in Italy last month by a British-based Pole who allegedly tried to auction her off as a sex slave on the dark web, Italian police said Saturday.The unidentified 20-year-old was injected in the arm wit...

Neymar deal makes financial sense, says PSG chief

Neymar's world record 222 million euro ($264 million) fee may look expensive, but the transfer will end up earning a great deal of money for Paris Saint-Germain, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi insisted Saturday.Neymar, 25, is among the world's fines...

Usain Bolt targets 12th world title in London 100m

A 12th world title beckons for Jamaican sprint star Usain Bolt when he takes to the track in London on Saturday to defend his 100m crown.Bolt, 30, will bring down the curtain on his glittering career at the end of this season, leaving a gaping hole at ...

Philipp Kohlschreiber wins eighth ATP title

German Philipp Kohlschreiber claimed the eighth ATP Tour title of his career by brushing aside Joao Sousa in the final of the claycourt event at Kitzbuhel on Saturday.The 33-year-old eased to a 6-3, 6-4 victory over his Portuguese opponent, who remains...

Kremlin releases this year’s manly Putin holiday snaps

Russia's President Vladimir Putin, who loves to cultivate a virile man-of-action image, was shown on Russian TV Saturday spear-fishing in a camouflage wetsuit, piloting a powerboat and catching some rays while on a Siberian holiday.

French farmers, breeders demand action against wolves

Hundreds of farmers, shepherds and politicians rallied in Aveyron, southern France, on Saturday calling for action to halt the slaughter of livestock by packs of wolves. The demonstrators gathered more than 3,000 sheep, about a hundred cattle and a few...

Georgia’s stateless ex-leader Saakashvili back in Europe

Georgia's exiled former president Mikheil Saakashvili, stripped of both his Georgian and Ukrainian citizenship, has turned up in Poland and announced a tour of Europe, local media reported.Just days ago, Saakashvili was in the United States vowing to f...