Australia beat India by 6 wickets in T20I tri-series opener

Australian women’s cricket team comfortably beat India by six wickets in the opening encounter of the T20 Tri-series, in Mumbai on Thursday. Batting first, India scored a decent 152 for 5, riding on Smriti Mandhana’s 41-ball-67 but the Southern Stars cruised to the target in 18.1 overs with opener Beth Mooney contributing 45 off 32 […]

Jack Wilshere fought for Arsenal place after Wenger said he could leave

Arsenal midfielder Jack Wilshere was told by manager Arsene Wenger that he was free to leave the Premier League club before the start of the season but the 26-year-old opted to fight for his place. The England international has struggled to hold down a starting place in recent years after battling serious injuries and spent […]

French ex-leader Sarkozy says he is accused without evidence

PARIS –  Former French President Nicolas Sarkozy has reportedly denied all allegations that he accepted millions of euros in illegal campaign funding from the late Libyan leader Moammar Gadhafi. “I am accused without any physical evidence” Sarkozy said in his statement to the investigating judges, according to Le Figaro newspaper, which published the text online […]

UK’s May to seek united stand against Russia at EU summit

BRUSSELS –  British Prime Minister Theresa May will urge European Union leaders to unite and condemn Russia as leaders of the bloc’s 28 nations meet Thursday in Brussels. May is seeking a strong statement against President Vladimir Putin after the poisoning of a former Russian double agent and his daughter in England. Britain blames Moscow […]

EU leaders set to condemn Turkey over Cyprus gas blockade

BRUSSELS –  European Union leaders are set to condemn Turkey’s efforts to stop natural gas exploration off Cyprus ahead of a meeting next week between top EU officials and President Recep Tayyip Erdogan. In a draft statement, seen by The Associated Press, they call on Turkey “to cease these actions and respect the sovereign rights […]

Deadly two-day operation against rebels concludes in Kashmir

SRINAGAR, India –  Indian officials say government forces have ended a two-day operation against rebels fighting against Indian rule in disputed Kashmir in which 10 combatants died. Police said Thursday that troops cleared explosives from a remote forested village in northwestern Kupwara region where fighting began early Tuesday and ended overnight. Five government troops, including […]

Alexis Sanchez expected more from himself after Manchester United move

Alexis Sanchez says he expected a lot more from himself since moving to Manchester United from Premier League rivals Arsenal in January. The Chile international, who has scored just once in 10 appearances for United, said he has high expectations for himself and that he has struggled to adapt after the “abrupt” January transfer window […]

Ukrainian lawmaker stripped of immunity on coup charges

MOSCOW –  The Ukrainian parliament has stripped a former military pilot who became a national icon after spending time in a Russian jail of her immunity as a lawmaker on charges of plotting a military coup. In Thursday’s speech to lawmakers, Prosecutor General Yuriy Lutsenko accused Nadiya Savchenko of plotting an attack on parliament with […]

Mark Zuckerberg apologizes for Facebook data scandal, ‘major breach of trust’

Facebook CEO and co-founder Mark Zuckerberg apologized on Wednesday for the social media website’s role in what he previously called the “Cambridge Analytica situation,” wherein the research firm allegedly accessed 50 million Facebook user profiles improperly. Following a lengthy Facebook post that broke a days-long silence, Zuckerberg, in an interview with CNN Wednesday night, said […]

US can’t stop hypersonic weapons, Air Force General says

Missiles that spit out warheads traveling up to 20 times the speed of sound and with the ability to perform elusive acrobatics may be too much for U.S. defenses to block. That’s according to the head of the U.S. Strategic Command, Air Force Gen. John Hyten, who testified before the Senate Armed Services Committee yesterday […]

‘Cocaine babe’ tells court she smuggled drugs for ‘likes and attention’ on Instagram

A Canadian woman who recently pleaded guilty to smuggling cocaine aboard a glamorous ‘round-the-world cruise admitted in court on Wednesday that she was partly doing it for Instagram likes. During her sentencing hearing in Sydney, Melina Roberge, 24, informed the court that she accepted the gig as a glamorous “cover” for the drug-smuggling operation after […]