WORLD

Alexis Sanchez transfer latest: Arsenal star flies to Manchester to complete United swap deal with Henrikh Mkhitaryan

Alexis Sanchez is in Manchester to complete his move to Manchester United from Arsenal, with the transfer set to be confirmed on Monday, with his medical taking place on Sunday. The Chilean international posted a video on his Instagram account at a private airfield where he was getting a flight from London to the north-west to complete the transfer. Similarly, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, ...

Read More »

Eoin Morgan labels England's series-clinching ODI win over Australia the best performance since 2015 World Cup

Eoin Morgan considered England’s 16-run victory the best performance during his captaincy tenure since the reboot of the country’s one-day cricket after the 2015 World Cup. It was England’s first bilateral series victory in Australia (at the fourth attempt) and their first in any one-day series here (others have been in tri-series) since 2007. Morgan, who was captain the last ...

Read More »

Alex Goode dismisses claim he will leave Saracens for Worcester Warriors after false report emerges

Alex Goode has dismissed reports linking him with a surprise move to Premiership side Worcester Warriors after a false article surfaced over the weekend suggesting that the England full-back is to leave Saracens at the end of the season. The 29-year-old featured for Saracens on Saturday in the 62-14 victory over Northampton Saints that has given the reigning European Champions ...

Read More »

Congolese security forces kill three while dispersing anti-Kabila protest

KINSHASA (Reuters) – At least three people were killed when Congolese security forces fired tear gas and live bullets to disperse a protest against President Joseph Kabila organised by the Catholic church on Sunday, a local watchdog said. Seventeen other people were wounded, it said. A Reuters witness saw police and paramilitary troops fire volleys of tear gas and shoot ...

Read More »

German SPD leader implores party to back coalition talks with Merkel

BONN (Reuters) – Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz made an impassioned appeal to his party on Sunday to give the go-ahead for formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a move that would bring Germany a step closer to a stable government. Schulz is facing a backlash from the Social Democrats’ (SPD) left and youth wings, which argue the ...

Read More »

German SPD leader implores party to back coalition talks with Merkel

BONN (Reuters) – Social Democrat leader Martin Schulz made an impassioned appeal to his party on Sunday to give the go-ahead for formal coalition talks with Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives, a move that would bring Germany a step closer to a stable government. Schulz is facing a backlash from the Social Democrats’ (SPD) left and youth wings, which argue the ...

Read More »

British PM May says will stop companies abusing pension schemes

LONDON (Reuters) – British Prime Minister Theresa May said she would clamp down on bosses who try to “line their own pockets” while not protecting workers’ pensions, after the collapse of outsourcer Carillion with a 900-million-pound hole in its pension scheme. Writing in Sunday’s Observer newspaper, the Prime Minister said private companies could help deliver better public services, but the ...

Read More »

Jordan's king says East Jerusalem must be capital of Palestinian state

AMMAN (Reuters) – Jordan’s King Abdullah voiced concern on Sunday over a decision by Washington to recognise Jerusalem as Israel’s capital, saying East Jerusalem had to be the capital of a future Palestinian state. In remarks during talks with U.S. Vice Mike Pence in Amman, the king said the only solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict was a two-state one. “The ...

Read More »

Errol Spence Jr stops Lamont Peterson at start of eighth round to defend IBF welterweight title

Errol Spence Jr easily defended his welterweight title for the first time on Saturday night, beating Lamont Peterson when the fight was stopped just after the bell sounded to begin the eighth round. Spence had dominated the fight and both of Peterson’s eyes appeared swollen as doctors checked him after the seventh round. The bell rang to start the eighth, ...

Read More »

North Korean star leads all-female band hand-picked by Kim Jong-un into South Korea for Winter Olympics

The head of a hugely popular North Korean girl band crossed the heavily fortified border into South Korea on Sunday to check preparations for rare performances by an art troupe she also leads during next month’s Winter Olympics.  Appearing live on South Korean television, Hyon Song Wol didn’t speak when she walked past a crowd of reporters, onlookers and a ...

Read More »