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China's Xi to meet Trump in Florida next week

March 30, 2017 16:50 PM

Chinese President Xi Jinping will travel to the United States to meet President Donald Trump at his Mar-a-Lago retreat in Florida on April 6-7, China's Foreign Ministry said on Thursday, its first official confirmation of the highly anticipated summit.

Barcelona condemn 'unfair and disproportionate' Messi ban

March 29, 2017 16:45 PM

Barcelona have condemned FIFA's decision to impose a four-match international ban on striker Lionel Messi for verbally abusing a match official in Argentina's World Cup qualifier against Chile last week.

Deulofeu and video technology help Spain tame France

March 29, 2017 16:30 PM

Spain's Gerard Deulofeu scored one and created another but had to share the limelight with the video assistant referee in a 2-0 friendly win over France in Paris on Tuesday.

Iran close in on World Cup, China teeter on the brink

March 29, 2017 16:30 PM

Iran took a significant step towards qualifying for next year's World Cup finals with a 1-0 win over China on Tuesday that pushed Marcello Lippi's team closer to the brink of elimination.

Italy add to Dutch misery with 2-1 win in Amsterdam

March 29, 2017 16:25 PM

Italy recovered from an early own goal to beat the Netherlands 2-1 away in a friendly on Tuesday and cap a miserable few days for the hosts who sacked manager Danny Blind at the weekend.

Brazil become first team to qualify for World Cup

March 29, 2017 16:20 PM

Brazil have become the first team to qualify for the 2018 World Cup, maintaining their proud record as the tournament's only ever-present side with a little help from Lionel Messi's foul mouth and lightly-regarded Peru.

Ronaldo scores homecoming goal but Sweden wreck the party

March 29, 2017 12:32 PM

Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo celebrated his Madeira homecoming with an early strike but Sweden wrecked the party by hitting back from two down to win 3-2 with a last-gasp own goal in a friendly on Tuesday.

Argentina bring in Pratto for banned Higuain against Bolivia

March 28, 2017 16:20 PM

Argentina have replaced suspended striker Gonzalo Higuain with Sao Paulo's Lucas Pratto in a much-changed side to face Bolivia in Tuesday's World Cup qualifier in La Paz, said coach Edgardo Bauza.

United Airlines bars teenage girls in leggings from flight

March 27, 2017 21:05 PM

Two teenage girls wearing leggings were barred from boarding a United Airlines flight on Sunday because they did not meet a dress code for special pass travelers, a company spokesman said amid a furor on social media.

Eight feared dead as avalanche hits Japanese students

March 27, 2017 17:00 PM

TOKYO, March 27: Eight people are feared dead and two were in critical condition on Monday after an avalanche hit a group of high school students and teachers climbing in central Japan.

Oil slips towards $50 on doubts over output-cut extension

March 27, 2017 14:54 PM

LONDON, March 27:Oil fell further towards $50 a barrel on Monday, pressured by uncertainty over whether an OPEC-led production cut will be extended beyond June in an effort to counter a glut of crude.

Carrie, Debbie lauded at public memorial service

March 26, 2017 23:10 PM

Mother-daughter-mother actresses Debbie Reynolds and Carrie Fisher, who died in December just a day apart, were remembered by fans and friends on Saturday at a public memorial service in the Hollywood Hills, where they were laid to rest side-by-side in January.

Ohio nightclub shooting leaves one dead, 14 wounded; shooter at large

March 26, 2017 17:20 PM

Gunfire erupted inside a packed nightclub in Cincinnati, Ohio, early Sunday morning, killing at least one person and injuring 14, and police said they were still looking for the shooter.

Ronaldo takes Portugal tally to 70 in Hungary stroll

March 26, 2017 11:40 AM

Cristiano Ronaldo scored two stunning goals and took his international tally to 70 as he led Portugal to an emphatic 3-0 win over Hungary in a World Cup qualifier on Saturday.

Chinese investors create new firm to finalize purchase of AC Milan

March 26, 2017 11:09 AM

Chinese investors set to buy AC Milan have created a new company structure in Luxembourg to finalise acquisition of the Serie A soccer club, a spokesman for the consortium said on Saturday.

Germany's Ozil still doubtful for Azerbaijan qualifier - Loew

March 26, 2017 10:47 AM

Germany midfielder Mesut Ozil is doubtful for Sunday's World Cup 2018 qualifier at Azerbaijan after receiving treatment for a back injury, coach Joachim Loew said on Saturday.

Barcelona to name one of its stadiums after Johan Cruyff

March 26, 2017 09:40 AM

La Liga champions Barcelona will pay tribute to visionary midfielder and coach Johan Cruyff by naming one of their new stadiums after the late Dutchman and his statue will also be erected at the Nou Camp.

Harrison Ford called himself a 'schmuck' after plane incident

March 25, 2017 16:28 PM

CHICAGO, March 25: Harrison Ford is heard calling himself a "schmuck" in an audio recording released on Friday of his exchange with an air traffic controller following a February incident in which the actor landed his private plane on a taxiway instead of a runway.

Italy beat Albania in match marred by crowd trouble

March 25, 2017 13:31 PM

PALERMO,  March 25: Italy survived some first-half scares on the way to a 2-0 win over Albania in a World Cup qualifier marred by crowd trouble caused by away fans on Friday.

Trump tastes failure as U.S. House healthcare bill collapses

March 25, 2017 08:47 AM

WASHINGTON, March 25: President Donald Trump suffered a stunning political setback on Friday in a Congress controlled by his own party when Republican leaders pulled legislation to overhaul the U.S. healthcare system, a major 2016 election campaign promise of the president and his allies.