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Arab states issue ultimatum to Qatar: close Jazeera, curb ties with Iran

June 24, 2017 08:23 AM

DUBAI/DOHA, June 24: Four Arab states that imposed a boycott on Qatar have issued an ultimatum to Doha to close Al Jazeera television, curb ties with Iran, shut a Turkish base and pay reparations, demands so far reaching it would appear to be hard for Doha to comply.

Arsenal, Chelsea clash to raise funds for London tower fire victims

June 23, 2017 17:55 PM

Proceeds from a clash between London football giants Arsenal and Chelsea will go to support people caught up in the Grenfell Tower fire, the Football Association said on Friday.

Deadly London tower blaze began in Hotpoint fridge freezer, police say

June 23, 2017 17:50 PM

LONDON, June 23: A fire that killed at least 79 people at a London tower block started in a Hotpoint fridge freezer, and the outside cladding engulfed by the blaze has since been shown to fail all safety tests, London police said on Friday.

Prosecutors would swap prison for fine in Messi tax fraud case

June 23, 2017 15:30 PM

Spain's state prosecutor would accept substituting a fine of 255,000 euros (224,554 pounds) for the 21-month prison sentence handed down by a Barcelona court to soccer player Lionel Messi for tax fraud, Barcelona newspaper La Vanguardia reported on Friday.

Chinese investor to buy 60 percent share of Parma

June 22, 2017 17:30 PM

Chinese businessman Jiang Lizhang has agreed to buy a 60 percent stake in Italian side Parma, which has just been promoted to the second tier, the club said on Wednesday.

South Korea president calls on China's Xi to do more on North Korea nuclear program

June 22, 2017 16:58 PM

SEOUL, June 22: South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Thursday China should do more to rein in North Korea's nuclear program and he would call on President Xi Jinping to 'lift all measures' against South Korean companies taken in retaliation against Seoul's decision to host a U.S. anti-missile defense system.

Philippines says Islamist fighters trapped in corner of besieged town

June 22, 2017 15:31 PM

PHILIPPINES, June 22: Islamist militants holed up in a southern Philippines town have been cornered and their firepower is flagging, the military said on Thursday, as the five-week battle for control of Marawi City raged on.

Oscar in quartet to face disciplinary hearing: reports

June 21, 2017 16:35 PM

Former Chelsea midfielder Oscar looks set to face a disciplinary hearing over his involvement in a brawl that marred his Shanghai SIPG side's 1-1 draw with Guangzhou R&F in the Chinese Super League at the weekend.

Prince Philip hospitalized with infection but is in "good spirits"

June 21, 2017 16:20 PM

LONDON, June 21: Prince Philip, the 96-year-old husband of Queen Elizabeth, has been admitted to hospital with an infection and will miss the formal opening of parliament but he remains in "good spirits", a spokesman for Buckingham Palace said.

Belgium probes station bomber fatally shot by soldiers

June 21, 2017 09:23 AM

BRUSSELS, Jun 21: Belgian counter-terrorism police are probing the identity of a suspected suicide bomber shot dead by troops guarding a Brussels railway station after he set off explosives that failed to injure anyone.

Spurs denied permission to reduce Wembley pitch: report

June 20, 2017 20:05 PM

Tottenham Hotspur suffered a setback ahead of their one-season tenure at Wembley after the Premier League said they cannot alter the dimensions of the playing surface, the Times reported on Tuesday.

Cristiano Ronaldo to testify in tax fraud case July 31

June 20, 2017 17:25 PM

Football star Cristiano Ronaldo will testify in a case in which he is accused of hiding income from the tax authorities on July 31, Spanish online newspaper El Confidencial reported on Tuesday.

Spanish prosecutors accuse Mourinho of 3.3 million euro tax fraud

June 20, 2017 16:55 PM

MADRID, June 20: Spanish prosecutors said on Tuesday they had filed a claim against Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho on two counts of tax fraud in 2011 and 2012, when he managed Real Madrid.

Sampaoli is no better than sacked Bauza: Maradona

June 20, 2017 16:30 PM

Diego Maradona criticized the appointment of Jorge Sampaoli as Argentina coach, saying the Copa America winning manager was no better than his disappointing predecessor.

California's Death Valley to reach a searing 53 Celsius

June 20, 2017 16:21 PM

LOS ANGELES, June 20: In Death Valley in eastern California and in the town of Needles near the Arizona border, temperatures are expected to reach 127 degrees Fahrenheit (53 Celsius) this week, National Weather Service meteorologist Tom Fisher said on Monday.

Modi's ruling BJP backs low-caste leader Ram Nath Kovind for president of India

June 19, 2017 20:36 PM

NEW DELHI, June 19: The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has proposed that a politician from a low caste become the next president, its top strategist said on Monday, in a move to consolidate the party's support among poorer voters.

Donnarumma pelted with fake cash in under-21 match

June 19, 2017 19:25 PM

AC Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, who has rejected a new deal with the club, was pelted with fake cash and labelled "Dollarumma" by supporters during a match for Italy's under-21 team on Sunday.

Kosovo's Trepca first out the hat as Champions League starts all over again

June 19, 2017 19:25 PM

Trepca 89, the first team from Kosovo to enter the Champions League, were first out of the hat as the draw for the opening rounds of the 2017/18 competition took place on Monday, just 16 days after last season's final.

Shanghai lose ground on leaders after ill-tempered draw

June 19, 2017 19:20 PM

Shanghai SIPG and Guangzhou R&F were both reduced to 10 men after a fight broke out in their 1-1 draw on Sunday that left Guangzhou Evergrande four points clear at the top of the Chinese Super League.

Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021

June 19, 2017 16:20 PM

Florentino Perez will stay on as Real Madrid president until 2021 after no other candidates presented a bid to rival the incumbent before Sunday's deadline, the European champions announced in a statement on Monday.