‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown apologizes, says she has ‘no excuse’ for singing the N-word during Instagram Live video

Hannah Brown, of The Bachelorette and Dancing With the Stars fame, is apologizing for using the N-word during an Instagram Live. Bachelorette" alum Hannah Brown, pictured in November, is "terribly sorry" after singing the N-Word during Instagram Live. (Photo: Taylor Hill/Getty Images) "I owe you all a major apology," Brown wrote in an Instagram Story on Sunday. "There is no excuse and … Continue reading ‘Bachelorette’ Hannah Brown apologizes, says she has ‘no excuse’ for singing the N-word during Instagram Live video

McDonald’s hit with sexual harassment complaint at OECD

Washington (AFP) An international group of labor unions said Monday it has filed a complaint against McDonald's for "systemic sexual harassment" at the fast food chain's restaurants around the world. The complaint, filed at the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD)'s offices in the Netherlands, was the first of its kind to target a … Continue reading McDonald’s hit with sexual harassment complaint at OECD

Alonso open to a possible Formula One return

Madrid (AFP) Two-time world champion Fernando Alonso said on Monday he is looking for a challenge "at the top level" and is not ruling out a return to Formula One, amid increasing speculation he could sign for Renault. "I'm in great physical shape and my motivation is sky high, so I wanted to focus on … Continue reading Alonso open to a possible Formula One return

French hospitals see number of critical Covid-19 cases drop below 2,000

France reported 131 new coronavirus deaths on Monday, bringing the total to 28,239, as the number of patients in intensive care units dropped below 2,000 for the first time since March. Monday’s death toll marks a significant drop from the 483 fatalities reported on Sunday, though the latter figure took into account “additional data” provided by … Continue reading French hospitals see number of critical Covid-19 cases drop below 2,000

Former Ben Franks appointed Scarlets scrum coach

London (AFP) Former New Zealand prop Ben Franks has been hired as scrum coach at Pro14 side Scarlets, the Welsh region announced on Monday. Franks, currently with English Premiership side Northampton, is to retire from playing at the end of the 2019-20 season. New Zealand prop Ben Franks will join Scarlets as an assistant coach … Continue reading Former Ben Franks appointed Scarlets scrum coach

Fired State Dept watchdog looking at Saudi deal – Lawmaker

Washington (AFP) The State Department watchdog abruptly fired by President Donald Trump was also probing his controversial bypassing of Congress to sell weapons to Saudi Arabia, a Democratic lawmaker said Monday. Representative Eliot Engel, who leads the House Foreign Affairs Committee, earlier said that Inspector General Steve Linick was sacked late Friday after he opened … Continue reading Fired State Dept watchdog looking at Saudi deal – Lawmaker

Chile’s court confirm murder suspect’s extradition to France

Santiago (AFP) Chile's supreme court on Monday confirmed the extradition to France of a Chilean accused of murdering his Japanese ex-girlfriend in 2016 in the east of France. Narumi Kurosaki, then 21, vanished from her university after eating with Nicolas Zepeda, who returned to Chile by the time her disappearance was reported days later. Chilean … Continue reading Chile’s court confirm murder suspect’s extradition to France

Putin intervenes as Russia’s Dagestan faces virus ‘catastrophe’

Moscow (AFP) President Vladimir Putin was forced to intervene personally on Monday in the epidemic sweeping Russia's North Caucasus region of Dagestan, as local officials described the coronavirus situation as a "catastrophe." For several days now, there have rumours of mounting fatalities and overwhelmed hospitals in the mountainous majority-Muslim region and local medical staff have … Continue reading Putin intervenes as Russia’s Dagestan faces virus ‘catastrophe’

Saliva on ball, neutral umpires set to be axed due to virus

London (AFP) Cricketers are set to be banned from using saliva to shine the ball due to the coronavirus pandemic, following recommendations by the International Cricket Council. The ICC's influential cricket committee met via conference call on Monday and made the recommendations after a briefing from the governing body's medical advisory committee. Former Australia bowler … Continue reading Saliva on ball, neutral umpires set to be axed due to virus

US Attorney-General Barr says Obama, Biden not targets of criminal investigation in review of Russia probe

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Attorney General William Barr said on Monday (May 18) he does not expect a Justice Department review of the FBI's handling of 2016 election interference to lead to criminal investigation for former President Barack Obama or former Vice-President Joe Biden. "As to President Obama and Vice President Biden, whatever their level … Continue reading US Attorney-General Barr says Obama, Biden not targets of criminal investigation in review of Russia probe