US travel-blogger family missing in Brazil

1 Nov

An American couple travel-blogging through South America are missing in Brazil along with their two small girls after pirates attacked their boat, authorities said Wednesday.The Americans, who recently lived in the southern resort and university city o…

Brazil minister alleges police ties to organized crime

1 Nov

Brazil’s federal justice minister has accused Rio state’s military police chiefs of ties to organized crime, sparking threats by local authorities Wednesday that they will pursue legal action against him.Justice and Public Safety Minister Torquato Jard…

Trump taps Powell to lead Federal Reserve

1 Nov

President Donald Trump has chosen Jerome Powell to be the next chairman of the Federal Reserve, a congressional source and US media said Wednesday.White House officials refused to confirm Trump had finalized his decision to pick Powell, but a senior Ca…

Dortmund’s Euro hopes hurt in home draw with APOEL

1 Nov

Borussia Dortmund suffered a significant Champions League setback on Wednesday when Peter Bosz’s team were held to a 1-1 draw at home by APOEL of Cyprus.Raphael Guerreiro’s superb first-half goal for Borussia was cancelled out by Mickael Pote’s equalis…

Sponsor complains over NFL anthem controversy

1 Nov

A leading sponsor of the National Football League attacked commissioner Roger Goodell on Wednesday for his handling of the national anthem controversy.John Schnatter, the founder and chief executive of the Papa John’s pizza chain, told a conference cal…

Aguero back from brink to become Man City icon

1 Nov

Having already supplied the single most gloriously heart-stopping moment in Manchester City’s history, Sergio Aguero has further embellished his legacy by becoming the club’s all-time leading goal-scorer.The Argentina striker created a timeless Premier…

Spurs advance as Alli double rocks Real Madrid

1 Nov

Dele Alli fired Tottenham Hotspur into the Champions League last 16 as his brace inspired a swaggering 3-1 win over Real Madrid that condemned the troubled holders to their first group-stage defeat in five years.Alli put Tottenham ahead from close rang…

Salah, Can, Sturridge keep Liverpool on course

1 Nov

Second-half goals from Mohamed Salah, Emre Can and Daniel Sturridge moved Liverpool closer to the Champions League knockout phase after the five-time European champions beat Maribor 3-0 on Wednesday.Liverpool had crushed Maribor 7-0 in the reverse fixt…

US approves $1 bln Qatar arms deal despite Gulf crisis

1 Nov

The United States government on Wednesday approved a $1.1 billion deal to service Qatar’s F-15 fighter jets despite the diplomatic stand-off between the Gulf emirate and its neighbors.Qatar, home to one of the largest US military bases in the Middle Ea…

Hollywood honors diva Mariah Carey

1 Nov

Mariah Carey joined Hollywood’s elite in plunging her hands and feet into cement at the iconic TCL Chinese Theater Wednesday, a tribute to the versatile singer’s quarter-century of stardom.Dressed in true diva fashion in a figure-hugging black dress an…

Biden to Trump: ‘Time to grow up’

1 Nov

Former US Vice President Joe Biden strongly criticized President Trump Wednesday, and predicted an emboldened and determined Russia would once again meddle in an American election.In public comments at the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, Biden — th…

UK defence secretary quits over sexual harassment claim

1 Nov

British Defence Secretary Michael Fallon resigned on Wednesday after a highly publicised allegation of sexual harassment, the first politician to step down in a developing scandal at Westminster.”A number of allegations have surfaced about MPs in recen…