‘We deserve to win a trophy’: Luiz redemption as Arsenal shock Man City

London (AFP) David Luiz insists Arsenal's shock 2-0 win over Manchester City in the FA Cup semi-finals proves they deserve to be contenders for major trophies. Arsenal defender Luiz enjoyed a sweet moment of redemption as his superb display paved the way for Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double to knock out holders City at Wembley. Arsenal defender … Continue reading ‘We deserve to win a trophy’: Luiz redemption as Arsenal shock Man City

Aubameyang stuns City as Arsenal reach record 21st FA Cup final (Video)

London (AFP) Arsenal reached a record 21st FA Cup final as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang's double clinched a shock 2-0 win over holders Manchester City at Wembley on Saturday. Gunners boss Mikel Arteta outwitted City manager Pep Guardiola with an astute counter-attacking scheme and Aubameyang struck in each half as Arsenal executed the plan to perfection. Arsenal's … Continue reading Aubameyang stuns City as Arsenal reach record 21st FA Cup final (Video)

Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions on states interfering in Libya

Berlin (AFP) France, Italy and Germany are "ready to consider" sanctions on foreign powers violating an arms embargo in Libya, a joint statement by their leaders said Saturday. The statement did not directly name any foreign actors funneling arms to Libya but multiple powers have been sending fighters and weapons, fuelling a bloody proxy war … Continue reading Berlin, Rome, Paris threaten sanctions on states interfering in Libya

One dead in Damascus blasts on eve of polls: state media

Damascus (AFP) One person was killed and another wounded in two blasts Saturday in the Syrian capital, state news agency SANA said, on the eve of the country's third war-time parliamentary polls. It said "one person was killed and another gravely wounded as a consequence of the explosion of two devices" in the Nahr Aisha … Continue reading One dead in Damascus blasts on eve of polls: state media

US emergency rooms swamped as Covid-19 surges out of control

A fast-rising rising tide of new coronavirus cases is flooding emergency rooms in parts of the United States, with some patients moved into hallways and nurses working extra shifts to keep up with the surge. Patients struggling to breathe are being placed on ventilators in emergency wards since intensive care units are full, officials say, and the … Continue reading US emergency rooms swamped as Covid-19 surges out of control

Kuwait’s ruler hospitalised, crown prince steps in

Kuwait City (AFP) Kuwait's crown prince stepped in as partial ruler on Saturday after the hospitalisation of the 91-year-old emir, Sheikh Sabah al-Ahmad Al-Sabah, state news agency KUNA said. "The crown prince (Sheikh Nawaf al-Ahmad Al-Sabah) is to temporarily execute certain prerogatives of the emir," his half-brother, the head of state's office announced, quoted by … Continue reading Kuwait’s ruler hospitalised, crown prince steps in

Buckingham Palace release details of Princess Beatrice’s ‘secret’ wedding

LONDON (REUTERS) - Princess Beatrice wore the same tiara as her grandmother Queen Elizabeth at her wedding this week, Buckingham Palace said, releasing more details about the surprise, private ceremony that was scaled back because of the coronavirus pandemic. With little of the usual royal pomp and fanfare, the 31-year-old Beatrice married Edoardo Mapelli Mozzi … Continue reading Buckingham Palace release details of Princess Beatrice’s ‘secret’ wedding

Israelis protest against Netanyahu, government handling of Covid-19 crisis

JERUSALEM (REUTERS) - Israeli police used water cannons to disperse demonstrators around Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu's residence on Saturday (July 18) as protests mounted against him over alleged corruption and his handling of the coronavirus crisis. Hit by high unemployment, a sharp rise in Covid-19 cases and reimposed coronavirus curbs, Israelis have taken to the … Continue reading Israelis protest against Netanyahu, government handling of Covid-19 crisis

WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases for second day in a row

GENEVA (REUTERS) - The World Health Organisation (WHO) reported a record increase in global coronavirus cases for the second day in a row, with the total rising by 259,848 in 24 hours. The biggest increases reported on Saturday (July 18) were from the United States, Brazil, India and South Africa, according to a daily report. Medical … Continue reading WHO reports record daily increase in global coronavirus cases for second day in a row

When the chips are down, EU leaders get fries

BRUSSELS (REUTERS) - As European leaders haggled in Brussels on Saturday (July 18) over billions of euros to prop up their coronavirus-blighted economies, four prime ministers slipped away in search of comfort food: a paper cone of Belgian fries. The snack that Americans call "French fries" - and Britons call "chips" - are such a … Continue reading When the chips are down, EU leaders get fries

Rapper Big Sean breaks his silence to honor late ex-fiancée Naya Rivera: ‘I can’t believe this is real’

Rapper Big Sean took to Instagram to share an emotional tribute to ex-fiancée and Glee star Naya Rivera, who died this month at age 33 in a tragic boating accident. Admitting that he is “still grieving and in shock,” the rapper, 32, shared a black-and-white photo of a smiling Rivera, followed by a second shot of her holding her 4-year-old son Josey Dorsey, whose … Continue reading Rapper Big Sean breaks his silence to honor late ex-fiancée Naya Rivera: ‘I can’t believe this is real’

Joey Lawrence files for divorce from wife Chandie after 15 years of marriage

Joey Lawrence has filed for divorce from his wife, Chandie. According to documents obtained by TODAY, the "Dancing with the Stars" alum has filed for divorce at a Los Angeles courthouse. The 44-year-old actor and musician is seeking dissolution with minor children. The soon-to-be exes tied the knot at the Walt Disney World Resort in Orlando, … Continue reading Joey Lawrence files for divorce from wife Chandie after 15 years of marriage