North Korea at UN warns US carriers are fueling tensions

13 Nov

North Korea warned at the United Nations Monday that the deployment of three US aircraft carriers in joint navy drills with South Korea was fueling tensions that could lead to nuclear war.North Korea’s Ambassador Ja Song Nam said in a letter to UN Secr…

Italy keeper Buffon ends international career

13 Nov

Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Buffon confirmed Monday he was ending his international career after the four-time champions failed to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years.Buffon, 39, played his 175th and final game for Italy as they were beat…

Russia will fail in efforts to undermine West: British PM

13 Nov

Russia will not succeed in efforts to sow discord in the West, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Monday. In an annual address to the Lord Mayor’s Banquet, she catalogued various Russian actions — from the annexation of Crimea to “seeking to …

Italy miss out on World Cup as Sweden qualify

13 Nov

Italy failed to reach the World Cup for the first time since 1958 on Monday as they were held to a 0-0 draw in the second leg of their play-off at the San Siro by Sweden, who qualified with a 1-0 aggregate victory.The four-time champions dominated poss…

US Senate panel reaches deal to reduce small bank rules

13 Nov

US senators agreed Monday on legislation to reduce the regulatory burden on small banks, reforming rules established in the wake of the 2008 financial crisis, while also improving protections for consumers. In a show of bipartisanship rarely seen in th…

US state launches probe of Google’s business practices

13 Nov

Google was facing a broad investigation into its business practices Monday, with American officials planning to examine how the internet giant handles user data and offers up search results.Attorney General Josh Hawley of the state of Missouri issued a…

Greek PM announces welfare handouts of 1.4bn euros

13 Nov

Greece will plough 1.4 billion euros of its fiscal surplus into welfare handouts, Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said late Monday, as the country emerges from an austerity programme imposed by creditors.The Greek economy is expected to grow 2.4 percent …

French skier Poisson dies in training crash

13 Nov

French skier David Poisson, a downhill bronze medallist at the 2013 world championships, was killed during a training accident in Canada on Monday, the French ski federation announced.”Devastated by this news,” the federation said in a statement, addin…