WORLD

Why Manchester United are now guaranteed a Champions League group stage place after winning Europa League

Manchester United‘s victory over Ajax in the Europa League final has earned them a place in next season’s Champions League – and what’s more, they won’t even have to qualify for it. United saw off Ajax in Stockholm to finally get their hands on the only European trophy not in their bulging trophy cabinet and a place back at football’s ...

Read More »

UN criticises US peacekeeper cuts

The United Nations has warned that President Donald Trump’s plans to cut contributions to peacekeeping will make such work “impossible”. The US administration signalled heavy cuts to UN operations, in its budget proposals released on Tuesday. The US foots more than a quarter of the UN’s $7.9bn (£6.1bn) peacekeeping bill. A spokesman for UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres said the ...

Read More »

Brazil protests: Ministerial building set on fire during clashes

Angry demonstrators in Brasilia have started a fire inside the ministry of agriculture and have damaged several other ministerial buildings. Brazilian authorities estimate around 35,000 are marching in the capital. Troops are being deployed to defend government buildings and there is a heavy police presence on the streets. Protesters are demanding the resignation of President Michel Temer, fresh elections, and ...

Read More »

Manchester bombing: Woman arrested by police after 'huge bang' heard during raid

A woman has been arrested in connection with the Manchester Arena suicide bombing following an armed raid on a block of flats in Blackley, in the north of the city, Greater Manchester Police said. A “huge bang” was heard as police raided the flats on Wednesday and witnesses described seeing special forces officers swoop on the address.  Residents said they ...

Read More »

House intelligence committee Democrat says panel to subpoena Flynn

By Warren Strobel | WASHINGTON WASHINGTON The U.S. House of Representatives Intelligence Committee will subpoena former national security adviser Michael Flynn in its probe into alleged Russian meddling in the presidential election after he declined to appear before the panel, its top Democrat said on Wednesday. “We will be following up with subpoenas, and those subpoenas will be designed to ...

Read More »

U.S., Britain, U.N. wary of South Sudan ceasefire announcement

By Michelle Nichols | UNITED NATIONS UNITED NATIONS The United States, Britain and the United Nations were sceptical on Wednesday of South Sudan President Salva Kiir’s declaration of a unilateral ceasefire, noting that it coincides with the start of the rainy season that traditionally lessens fighting. Kiir also said on Monday he would release political prisoners, but with no sign ...

Read More »

FBI director search – back to drawing board for Trump team?

WASHINGTON A week after President Donald Trump said he was close to picking a new FBI director to replace the one he fired, the White House has decided to renew its search, CNN reported on Wednesday. The Republican president said last Thursday he was “very close” to selecting a new head of the Federal Bureau of Investigation to replace James ...

Read More »

U.N. alarmed at conditions for Palestinian hunger-strikers

GENEVA The top United Nations human rights official urged Israel on Wednesday to improve conditions for Palestinians in custody, especially the more than 1,000 whose hunger-strike was into its 38th day. The strike followed a call by Marwan Barghouti, the most high-profile Palestinian held by Israel, for a protest against solitary confinement and an Israeli policy of detention without trial ...

Read More »

Dejan Lovren leads Liverpool stars on night out in Sydney after post-season win at ANZ Stadium

Liverpool stars led by Dejan Lovren have been enjoying their downtime in Australia, after the Reds 3-0 win over Sydney FC earlier in the day. The Reds had little time to enjoy themselves before their meeting with the A-League side, having only touched down 11 hours before kickoff. Thankfully for Jurgen Klopp’s players – who had a stop-over en route ...

Read More »