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  • Neymar loses lawsuit with Barcelona over bonus

    20 juin 2020

    Paris St Germain and Brazil forward Neymar has been ordered to pay his former club Barcelona 6.7 million euros ($7.51 million) after losing a lawsuit over an unpaid bonus, the Spanish champions said in a statement on Friday. Neymar moved from Barca to...

  • Brazil passes 1 million coronavirus cases with no end in sight

    20 juin 2020

    Brazil passed 1 million coronavirus cases on Friday and approached 50,000 deaths, a new nadir for the world's second worst-hit country as it struggles with a tense political climate and worsening economic outlook. Second only to the United States in both...

  • WHO warns world in 'new and dangerous phase' of coronavirus pandemic

    20 juin 2020

    The World Health Organization warned Friday of a "new and dangerous phase" of the coronavirus pandemic with people tiring of lockdowns despite the disease's accelerating spread. The warning came as it emerged the virus was present in Italy in December,...

  • China-Africa summit upholds solidarity against COVID-19

    19 juin 2020

    The event, titled Extraordinary China-Africa Summit on Solidarity against COVID-19, was chaired by Chinese President Xi Jinping, and leaders of African nations and delegates from the African Union Commission (AUC) also graced the occasion. Meanwhile,...

  • India opens up coal mining to private sector to boost coronavirus-hit economy

    19 juin 2020

    India Thursday opened up coal mining to the private sector half a century after bringing it under state control, in a bid to boost the coronavirus-hit economy. Prime Minister Narendra Modi said the move would generate investment and new jobs, and help...

  • Stunning Benzema strike crowns Real win over Valencia

    19 juin 2020

    Real Madrid's Karim Benzema scored two sensational goals as they beat Valencia 3-0 at home on Thursday to stay in touch with La Liga leaders Barcelona although the visitors were left fuming after having an opening goal ruled out following a VAR review....

  • Macron marks De Gaulle's wartime appeal with UK visit

    19 juin 2020

    French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday made his first overseas trip since the coronavirus outbreak began, visiting London to mark the 80th anniversary of wartime resistance leader Charles de Gaulle's rallying cry against Nazi occupation from the...

  • Napoli beat Juventus on penalties to win Coppa Italia

    18 juin 2020

    Napoli stunned Juventus when they won 4-2 on penalties after a 0-0 draw to claim the Coppa Italia on Wednesday and bring their fiery coach Gennaro Gattuso the first major trophy of his coaching career. Paulo Dybala and Danilo missed Juve's first two efforts...

  • India elected to UN Security Council with overwhelming majority

    18 juin 2020

    India has been elected to the UN Security Council with an overwhelming majority of 184 votes running on a platform of fighting terrorism and promoting the ethos of 'Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam' -- the world is one family. Wednesday's elections took place against...

  • Bayern win eighth straight Bundesliga title

    17 juin 2020

    Bayern Munich secured an eighth straight Bundesliga title on Tuesday as Robert Lewandowski's first-half strike proved enough for a nervy 1-0 win at Werder Bremen. Hansi Flick's Bavarian giants went into the game seven points clear of second-placed Borussia...

  • Beijing cancels flights, shuts schools over new coronavirus outbreak

    17 juin 2020

    Beijing's airports cancelled more than 1,200 flights and schools in the Chinese capital were closed again on Wednesday as authorities rushed to contain a new coronavirus outbreak linked to a wholesale food market. The city reported 31 new cases on Wednesday...

  • Trump signs police reform order after weeks of protests about racial injustice

    17 juin 2020

    President Donald Trump, facing criticism that his policies and inflammatory rhetoric have aggravated a racial divide in the United States, signed an order on Tuesday that he said would reform police practices while maintaining "law and order." After weeks...

  • Tokyo Olympics will be safe, governor says

    15 juin 2020

    Next year's Olympics will be safe despite the coronavirus pandemic, Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike has said, pledging a "120-percent effort" to ensure the first-ever postponed Games can go ahead. Koike -- who announced on Friday she would stand for re-election...

  • WHO hails coronavirus steroid as 'lifesaving scientific breakthrough'

    17 juin 2020

    The World Health Organization on Tuesday hailed as a 'lifesaving scientific breakthrough' the British use of a basic steroid to treat severely ill Covid-19 patients, saving about a third of them. Researchers led by a team from the University of Oxford...

  • US Air Force plane crashes into North Sea

    15 juin 2020

    A US Air Force fighter plane with one pilot on board crashed into the North Sea on Monday. The status of the pilot wasn't known. The F-15C Eagle from the 48th Fighter Wing was on a routine training mission from RAF Lakenheath when it crashed at 9.40am...

  • Africa urges UN probe of US 'systemic racism', police violence

    17 juin 2020

    African countries are pushing for the UN's top rights body to launch a high-level investigation into "systemic racism" and police violence in the United States and beyond, according to a draft resolution introduced Tuesday. The text was the subject of...

  • Second wave fears as China reports more new infections

    14 juin 2020

    China reported its highest daily number of new coronavirus cases in months on Sunday with parts of Beijing still under lockdown, offering a second wave warning as more European countries prepare to open their borders for travel. The shock resurgence in...

  • US Covid-19 survivor receives $1.1m hospital bill

    14 juin 2020

    A 70-year-old American man who nearly died of Covid-19 has been billed a heart-stopping $1.1 million for his hospital expenses, the Seattle Times reported on Saturday. Michael Flor was admitted to a hospital in the northwestern city on March 4, and stayed...

  • IMF warns of 'lingering scars' of Covid on global economy

    14 juin 2020

    The global economy is recovering more slowly than expected from the coronavirus pandemic and will bear lingering scars from the experience, according to the International Monetary Fund. "One has to be quite concerned about the path of recovery," said...

  • Napoli reach Coppa Italia final as Mertens breaks club record

    14 juin 2020

    Napoli reached the Coppa Italia final with a 1-1 draw at home to Inter Milan on Saturday as forward Dries Mertens became the club's all-time record scorer. Inter went ahead after two minutes of the semifinal second leg when Christian Eriksen scored direct...

  • Look who's back: Messi scripts Barca win against Mallorca

    14 juin 2020

    Lionel Messi scored and grabbed two assists as La Liga leaders Barcelona eased to a 4-0 win away to struggling Real Mallorca on Saturday, making the perfect return to action after Spanish football's three-month hiatus due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The...

  • Brazil's coronavirus death toll now second worst in world

    13 juin 2020

    Brazil's Covid-19 death toll overtook Britain's on Friday to become the second highest in the world with 41,828 dead, but the World Health Organization said the nation's health system was standing up to the pressure. "The system as such from the data...

  • Four killed, many injured in Kabul mosque blast during Friday prayers

    12 juin 2020

    A blast in a Kabul mosque during Friday prayers killed at least four people and wounded many more, Afghanistan's interior ministry said on Friday. "Explosives placed inside the Shir Shah-E-Suri Mosque exploded during Friday prayers," said a Ministry of...

  • Coronavirus accelerating in Africa, test kits needed, WHO says

    12 juin 2020

    The coronavirus pandemic is accelerating in Africa, spreading to rural areas after international travellers brought it to capital cities, the World Health Organization said on Thursday. But the WHO said there was no indication that large numbers of severe...

  • Ugandans melt plastic waste into coronavirus face shields

    11 juin 2020

    When the Ugandan government ordered all non-essential workplaces shut to contain the coronavirus pandemic in late March, Peter Okwoko and his colleague Paige Balcom kept working. But the pair - who had been turning collected plastic waste into building...

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