US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo starts Middle East tour in Israel

JERUSALEM (AFP) - US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo visited Jerusalem on Monday (Aug 24) to start a five-day Middle East tour focused on Israel's normalising of ties with the United Arab Emirates and pushing other Arab states to follow suit. Mr Pompeo, wearing a face mask in the colours of the American flag, met … Continue reading US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo starts Middle East tour in Israel

Protests in Wisconsin city after black man shot by police, curfew imposed

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - Protests erupted in the US city of Kenosha, Wisconsin, following a police shooting there of a reportedly unarmed black man, prompting officials to impose a curfew. The victim, identified by Wisconsin Governor Tony Evers as Jacob Blake, was hospitalised in a serious condition on Sunday (Aug 23) evening after police shot him … Continue reading Protests in Wisconsin city after black man shot by police, curfew imposed

Timid restart for US cinemas amid Covid-19 pandemic

NEW YORK (AFP) - The United States had its first real weekend back at the movies with the reopening of theatre heavyweights AMC and Regal - but film fans made only a timid return in a country which continues to register more than 40,000 new cases of coronavirus a day. Leading theatre operator AMC reopened 100 … Continue reading Timid restart for US cinemas amid Covid-19 pandemic

Thiago Silva confirms PSG exit after Champions League loss amid Chelsea links

Chelsea target Thiago Silva confirmed he has played his last game for Paris Saint-Germain following their Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich. PSG were unable to claim a maiden Champions League title as Bundesliga and DFB-Pokal holders Bayern triumphed 1-0 in Lisbon on Sunday to complete a 2019-20 treble. Silva signed a contract extension … Continue reading Thiago Silva confirms PSG exit after Champions League loss amid Chelsea links

Thiago told me he’s staying! – Flick jokes about Bayern midfielder’s future

Hansi Flick joked that Thiago Alcantara told him he was staying at Bayern Munich after winning the Champions League. Thiago helped Bayern beat Paris Saint-Germain 1-0 in the final on Sunday to clinch a sixth European Cup/Champions League title. The Spain international is contracted until 2021 but is widely expected to leave the club, linked … Continue reading Thiago told me he’s staying! – Flick jokes about Bayern midfielder’s future

Coutinho unsure about future ahead of Barcelona return

Philippe Coutinho is unsure what his future holds ahead of his return to Barcelona from Bayern Munich. Coutinho completed his loan spell at Bayern by winning the Champions League title after a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain in the final on Sunday. The Brazil international is expected to make a permanent move from Barcelona this … Continue reading Coutinho unsure about future ahead of Barcelona return

Elche seal LaLiga return with dramatic last-gasp winner

Elche will return to LaLiga for the 2020-21 season after beating Girona 1-0 with a stoppage-time winner in the second leg of their promotion play-off final. With Thursday's first leg in Elche finishing 0-0, the return clash in Catalonia also appeared set to finish without a goal in the regulation 90 minutes. But Pere Milla … Continue reading Elche seal LaLiga return with dramatic last-gasp winner

Messi very welcome at PSG, but he’s Barcelona – Tuchel laughs off transfer suggestion

Lionel Messi would be "very welcome" at Paris Saint-Germain, but head coach Thomas Tuchel has no expectation of signing the Barcelona superstar following his team's Champions League defeat. PSG lost 1-0 to Bayern Munich in a tightly contested Champions League final on Sunday, with Kingsley Coman's header the difference in Lisbon. Despite PSG's star power … Continue reading Messi very welcome at PSG, but he’s Barcelona – Tuchel laughs off transfer suggestion

Republican National Convention: Who is speaking and why

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - This week's Republican National Convention will be a four-day celebration of US President Donald Trump, featuring a younger generation that may be hoping for a shot at the White House in 2024, as well as a St. Louis couple who brandished guns at anti-racism protesters. Here is a look at speakers featured in a … Continue reading Republican National Convention: Who is speaking and why

Thousands evacuate as duelling storms take aim at US Gulf Coast

HOUSTON (REUTERS) - Hurricane Marco and Tropical Storm Laura tore through the Caribbean and Gulf of Mexico on Sunday (Aug 23), forcing thousands of coastal residents in Louisiana and Cuba to flee and flooding roads in Haiti's capital, with damage across the region expected to worsen this week. Marco, which strengthened into a hurricane on … Continue reading Thousands evacuate as duelling storms take aim at US Gulf Coast

Kremlin critic Navalny will survive ‘poison attack’: Activist group

MOSCOW/FRANKFURT (REUTERS) - Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny, who fell gravely ill last week after what his allies believe was a poisoning, will survive, the founder of the activist group that sent the air ambulance to fly him to Germany, told a newspaper. "Navalny will survive poison attack, but be incapacitated for months as a politician," Jaka Bizilj, … Continue reading Kremlin critic Navalny will survive ‘poison attack’: Activist group

British PM Johnson urges parents to send their kids back to school

LONDON (REUTERS) - British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Sunday (Aug 23) called on parents to send their children back to school next month after the summer holidays, which he views as a key step to helping the country and its economy recover from the coronavirus lockdown. Mr Johnson followed up on a warning over … Continue reading British PM Johnson urges parents to send their kids back to school