Trinidad opposition leader demands election recount

Port of Spain (AFP) Trinidad and Tobago's opposition leader Kamla Persad Bissessar demanded a recount Tuesday in three key constituencies despite Prime Minister Keith Rowley's declaration of victory in the general election. Rowley's governing People's National Movement (PNM) took 22 out of 41 seats in the House of Representatives, according to early predictions based on … Continue reading Trinidad opposition leader demands election recount

Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate in US presidential election

Democratic presidential candidate Joe Biden on Tuesday tapped Senator Kamala Harris of California as his choice for vice president, his campaign told supporters in a text message. Harris, 55, becomes the first Black woman on a major presidential ticket in U.S. history and providing him with a partner well suited to go on the attack against Republican President … Continue reading Joe Biden picks Kamala Harris as running mate in US presidential election

Atalanta coach takes ‘extra motivation’ from Bergamo’s virus suffering

Lisbon (AFP) Atalanta coach Gian Piero Gasperini said the city of Bergamo's terrible suffering during the coronavirus pandemic provides "extra motivation" to his side as the Italian underdogs go into Wednesday's Champions League quarter-final against Paris Saint-Germain in Lisbon. "We know the level of expectation that there is around this match, and how much passion … Continue reading Atalanta coach takes ‘extra motivation’ from Bergamo’s virus suffering

Mbappe ‘will be in team’ for PSG against Atalanta after ankle injury

Lisbon (AFP) Kylian Mbappe looks set to feature for Paris Saint-Germain in their Champions League quarter-final against Atalanta in Lisbon on Wednesday having made a good recovery from an ankle injury, his coach Thomas Tuchel said on the eve of the game. "If he trains well on Tuesday evening and nothing extraordinary happens, he will … Continue reading Mbappe ‘will be in team’ for PSG against Atalanta after ankle injury

Tyson, Jones fight pushed back to November

Los Angeles (AFP) Former world heavyweight champion Mike Tyson's exhibition bout against Roy Jones Jr. originally set for next month has been pushed back to November, organisers said Tuesday. In a statement, promotional company Triller said the fight in Los Angeles would now take place on November 28 to coincide with the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. … Continue reading Tyson, Jones fight pushed back to November

Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and media mogul Jimmy Lai is released on bail

Hong Kong pro-democracy media mogul Jimmy Lai walked free on bail Wednesday, over a day after he and other critics of China were rounded up by police as part of a widening crackdown on dissent. When Lai left a police station he was swarmed by dozens of cheering supporters, some of whom waved copies of … Continue reading Hong Kong pro-democracy activist and media mogul Jimmy Lai is released on bail

‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ set for gritty reboot: reports

Los Angeles (AFP) "The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air" is getting turned upside-down as a gritty drama set to be executive produced by Will Smith, Hollywood trade publications reported Tuesday. The idea for a dark modern-day "reimagining" of the smash hit 1990s sitcom that launched Smith's acting career came from superfan Morgan Cooper, who shot and … Continue reading ‘Fresh Prince of Bel-Air’ set for gritty reboot: reports

Colombia’s Duque faces probe over 2018 campaign funding

Bogota (AFP) Colombia's top electoral body said Tuesday it had launched an investigation into whether President Ivan Duque and his party violated campaign financing rules in the 2018 election that brought him to power. In a statement, the National Electoral Council said the probe would determine if Duque and his Democratic Center party committed any … Continue reading Colombia’s Duque faces probe over 2018 campaign funding

Williams made to work for win on WTA return

Los Angeles (AFP) A rusty Serena Williams made a winning return from her six-month coronavirus hiatus on Tuesday, defeating lowly ranked Bernarda Pera in three sets to advance to the second round of the WTA Top Seed Open tournament in Kentucky. Williams, who before Tuesday had not played a competitive game since a Fed Cup … Continue reading Williams made to work for win on WTA return

Spurs sign Southampton midfielder Hojbjerg

London (AFP) Tottenham signed Denmark midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg from Southampton in a reported £15 million ($19 million) deal on Tuesday. Hojbjerg became Tottenham's first signing since the end of the Premier League season after agreeing a five-year contract with the north London club. Southampton midfielder Pierre-Emile Hojbjerg (R) has joined Tottenham Richard Heathcote POOL/AFP "We … Continue reading Spurs sign Southampton midfielder Hojbjerg

Pre-orders of COVID-19 vaccine top five billion

Washington (AFP) Although none of the coronavirus vaccines under development has proved its efficacy yet in clinical trials, at least 5.7 billion doses have been pre-ordered around the world. First shipments of a COVID-19 vaccine created by Western laboratories have often been snapped up by the United States. Countries and organisations that have announced advance … Continue reading Pre-orders of COVID-19 vaccine top five billion

Champions League in Lisbon, surrounded by strict virus measures

Lisbon (AFP) The Champions League 'Final Eight' will be played under stringent health measures in Lisbon as clubs complete a competition that has been heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic. Because of the health risks, spectators will be absent and players and officials must follow a strict protocol set down by UEFA to prevent infections. … Continue reading Champions League in Lisbon, surrounded by strict virus measures