Bundesliga accepts a kiss after Hertha Berlin enjoys a much needed victory

Berlin (AFP) Hertha Berlin player won't be punished for hugging and kissing as they enjoyed a much-needed victory when German football resumed on Saturday, the Bundesliga confirmed after the match. In order to obtain the political green light to resume this weekend, the Bundesliga agreed strict rules to avoid the spread of coronavirus. Kiss me … Continue reading Bundesliga accepts a kiss after Hertha Berlin enjoys a much needed victory

Sport bids to step out of virus shadow

Paris (AFP) Sport's big ticket events, the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, European football championships, Wimbledon and the British Open golf tournament have either been postponed or cancelled because of the coronavirus. However, the return of Bundesliga football in Germany showed there are some shoots of recovery as sports worldwide make tentative plans to return to action: … Continue reading Sport bids to step out of virus shadow

‘Very strange’ for Dortmund in empty stadium

Berlin (AFP) Borussia Dortmund's coach and chief executive spoke of the "very strange" and "surreal" experience of playing in an empty stadium after their side beat Schalke as the Bundesliga returned to action on Saturday. Second-placed Dortmund won 4-0 to close the gap on leaders Bayern Munich to one point as the Bundesliga became the … Continue reading ‘Very strange’ for Dortmund in empty stadium

Liverpool can win title without being at their best – Klopp

London (AFP) Jurgen Klopp has insisted Liverpool have no need to be at their "all-time best" in order to clinch a first English league title in 30 years. Premier League officials are now aiming to restart the season in mid-June, with Liverpool just two wins away from the title when the campaign was postponed on … Continue reading Liverpool can win title without being at their best – Klopp

Bosnian mass protests a for Croatia’s pro-Nazi WWII regime

Sarajevo (AFP) Thousands marched in Bosnia on Saturday to protest against a Mass being held to honour Croatia's Nazi collaborators and civilians killed after World War II. The annual service, usually held in Austria at the site of the Croatian regime's last stand, was moved to Sarajevo because of coronavirus restrictions in Austria. The marchers … Continue reading Bosnian mass protests a for Croatia’s pro-Nazi WWII regime

Tourists back in Vietnam’s heritage site of Ha Long Bay as domestic travel opens

Ha Long (Vietnam) (AFP) Vietnamese flocked to scenic spots and beaches Saturday, leaping at the chance to travel as the communist government eases restrictions on domestic movement to revive a tourism sector devastated by the coronavirus. Hundreds waited to get on tourist boats to visit the famed karsts of the UNESCO heritage site of Ha … Continue reading Tourists back in Vietnam’s heritage site of Ha Long Bay as domestic travel opens

Felicien Kabuga: Petty trader to alleged Rwanda genocide financier

KIGALI (AFP) - Felicien Kabuga, who was arrested on Saturday (May 16) in a Paris suburb, rose from poverty to become one of Rwanda's richest men before allegedly using his wealth to fund the country's 1994 genocide. Kabuga's money and connections also helped him avoid arrest for more than 20 years as he moved from … Continue reading Felicien Kabuga: Petty trader to alleged Rwanda genocide financier

Coronavirus: New cases in New York coming from people leaving home – governor Cuomo

NEW YORK (REUTERS) - New York Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Saturday (May 16) the state's new confirmed Covid-19 cases are predominantly coming from people who left their homes to go shop, exercise, or socialise, and not from essential workers. "That person got infected and went to the hospital or that person got infected and … Continue reading Coronavirus: New cases in New York coming from people leaving home – governor Cuomo

Rwanda’s 1994 genocide left 800,000 dead mainly Tutsi people

PARIS (AFP) - At least 800,000 mainly Tutsi people were beaten, hacked or shot to death in Rwanda's 1994 genocide, a 100-day killing spree carried out mostly by Hutu forces. Here is a recap, after French police on Saturday (May 16) arrested Felicien Kabuga, one of the last key suspects in the genocide. Pictures of … Continue reading Rwanda’s 1994 genocide left 800,000 dead mainly Tutsi people

Trump considering restoring some funding to WHO, no decision made

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US President Donald Trump said on Saturday (May 16) that his administration was considering numerous proposals about the World Health Organisation, including one in which Washington would pay about 10 per cent of its former level of funding. In a posting on Twitter, Trump underscored that no final decision had been made and that … Continue reading Trump considering restoring some funding to WHO, no decision made