Zlatan fires Milan comeback as Juve miss chance to stretch lead

Milan (AFP) Juventus wasted the chance to move 10 points clear at the top of Serie A as the defending champions blew a two-goal lead to lose 4-2 at a Zlatan Ibrahimovic-inspired AC Milan on Tuesday, after second-placed Lazio's shock defeat at Lecce. Maurizio Sarri's men led through goals from Adrien Rabiot and Cristiano Ronaldo … Continue reading Zlatan fires Milan comeback as Juve miss chance to stretch lead

Trump moves to formally withdraw US from World Health Organisation

The United States, the epicentre of the  Covid-19 pandemic, has formally launched its withdrawal from the World Health Organisation. In Washington, a senior US official said the United States had informed UN Secretary General Antonio Guterres of its intention to leave the WHO effective July 6, 2021. U.S. President Donald Trump hosts an event on reopening schools amid … Continue reading Trump moves to formally withdraw US from World Health Organisation

Two conjoined twins separated successfully in Italy

Rome (AFP) A hospital in Rome said on Tuesday it had successfully separated two-year-old twins joined above the nape of their necks, after three risky surgeries. Joined skull to skull, sisters Ervina and Prefina were born with a condition the Bambino Gesu (Baby Jesus) Pediatric Hospital in Rome called "one of the rarest and most … Continue reading Two conjoined twins separated successfully in Italy

Vardy secures vital point for Leicester at 10-man Arsenal

London (AFP) Jamie Vardy salvaged a much-needed point for Leicester in their quest to claim a place in next season's Champions League in a 1-1 draw at Arsenal on Tuesday dominated by VAR reviews. Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's strike gave the Gunners a well-deserved first half lead, but Arsenal were reduced to 10 men for the final … Continue reading Vardy secures vital point for Leicester at 10-man Arsenal

Hezbollah chief blasts US envoy as ‘military ruler’

Beirut (AFP) Hezbollah chief Hasan Nasrallah Tuesday blasted the US ambassador to Lebanon as a "military ruler" who was inciting tensions after she accused the party of stealing billions from state coffers. Tensions have soared between the powerful Iran-backed Shiite party and the outspoken envoy, Dorothy Shea, since she accused the party last month of … Continue reading Hezbollah chief blasts US envoy as ‘military ruler’

Maldini unsure over future at AC Milan

Milan (AFP) AC Milan great Paolo Maldini admitted on Tuesday he is unsure if he will still be at the club as technical director next season. There have been multiple reports in the Italian media that Milan are looking to replace coach Stefano Pioli with Ralf Rangnick at the end of the season. Maldini played … Continue reading Maldini unsure over future at AC Milan

NASA hits Boeing with 80 recommendations before next space test

Washington (AFP) NASA has drawn up a list of 80 recommendations that US aerospace giant Boeing will have to address before attempting to refly its Starliner space capsule, following the failure of an uncrewed test last year. The recommendations primarily concern the on-board software, which was the main problem with the flight test last December. … Continue reading NASA hits Boeing with 80 recommendations before next space test

Machu Picchu to reopen at 50% capacity, but no date set

Lima (AFP) Peru's iconic tourist attraction Machu Picchu will reopen at half capacity following a coronavirus-forced closure, the Peruvian government said on Tuesday, although it didn't set a date. "Admission to Machu Picchu will be 2,244 visitors a day," the government said in the official gazette. That's half the number of tourists usually allowed in … Continue reading Machu Picchu to reopen at 50% capacity, but no date set

Trump says Kanye West White House bid ‘interesting’

Washington (AFP) US President Donald Trump said Tuesday that rapper Kanye West's declaration that he is running for president was "very interesting." Responding to West's claim that he would run against Trump -- for whom the musician has expressed support in the past, Trump told reporters at the White House, "He may." President Donald Trump … Continue reading Trump says Kanye West White House bid ‘interesting’

Facebook ad boycott organizers cite no progress on hate speech

Washington (AFP) Organizers of the Facebook ad boycott vowed Tuesday to continue their campaign, saying the social network's top executives had failed to offer meaningful action on curbing hateful content. At a virtual meeting that included Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg, the #StopHateForProfit coalition leaders "didn't hear anything today to convince us that Zuckerberg and … Continue reading Facebook ad boycott organizers cite no progress on hate speech

Ringo marks 80th at online gig with fellow Beatle McCartney

Los Angeles (AFP) With a little help from his friends, Beatles drummer Ringo Starr was set to hold an online 80th birthday bash Tuesday featuring former bandmate Paul McCartney, in aid of charities including Black Lives Matter. Normally the British musician marks each passing year with performances including fellow musicians and hundreds of fans -- … Continue reading Ringo marks 80th at online gig with fellow Beatle McCartney

Russia seeks 15 years jail for Gulag historian

Moscow (AFP) Russian prosecutors demanded Tuesday that a respected Gulag historian be sentenced to 15 years in prison over alleged sexual assault in a case his allies say has been trumped up to silence him. Yury Dmitriyev, 64, spent decades locating and exhuming mass graves of people killed under Soviet dictator Joseph Stalin's rule. Russian … Continue reading Russia seeks 15 years jail for Gulag historian