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May wins Cabinet backing for Brexit deal but pitfalls remain

LONDON (AP) - In a hard-won victory, British Prime Minister Theresa May persuaded her fractious Cabinet to back a draft divorce agreement with the...

Marie Antoinette pearl reaps record USD36 million, with fees

GENEVA (AP) — A large, drop-shaped natural pearl pendant sold for more than USD36 million on Wednesday at a rare auction of jewellery that...

African leaders meet for ‘last push’ on AU reforms

ADDIS ABABA (AFP) - African leaders are set to gather this weekend for a special summit aimed at pushing through long-debated reforms to their pan-continental...

Palestinian stabs officers in police station: Israeli police

JERUSALEM (AP) - A knife-wielding Palestinian attacker sneaked into a Jerusalem police station and lightly wounded four police officers before he was shot and...

South Korea dismantles guard posts with dynamite, excavators

CHEORWON, South Korea (AP) - South Korea dismantled front-line guard posts with dynamite and excavators yesterday as part of agreements to lower military tensions...

Djokovic into semis after dismissing Zverev

LONDON (AFP) - Novak Djokovic booked his place in the semi-finals of the ATP Finals as the world number one dispatched Alexander Zverev 6-4,...

Uruguay’s Torreira ready for Brazil showdown

LONDON (AFP) - Uruguay midfielder Lucas Torreira has warned Brazil that his side plan to build on their impressive World Cup campaign by claiming...

Twins separated by surgery are healing, sticking together

SYDNEY (AP) - Medical staff said conjoined twins from Bhutan separated at an Australian hospital last week, have been healing well, showing their cheeky...

EU divorce deal in peril after two UK Cabinet ministers quit

LONDON (AP) - Two British Cabinet ministers, including Brexit Secretary Dominic Raab, resigned yesteday in opposition to the divorce deal struck by Prime Minister...

Sindhu, badminton’s big earner, sets sights on number one

HONG KONG (AFP) - Indian badminton star P V Sindhu set her sights on reaching world number one after she shook off opening-match nerves...

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