By Philip Pullella VATICAN CITY - Pope Francis on Saturday put 20th century statesman Robert Schuman, one of the founders of modern Europe, on the path to sainthood in the Roman Catholic Church. A Vatican statement said the pope approved a decree recognising the "her...
TOKYO - Tokyo Governor Yuriko Koike on Saturday cancelled all public viewing sites for the summer Olympics, diverting some venues to be COVID-19 vaccinations centres instead. Foreign spectators are banned from attended the Games, delayed by a year due to the pandemic, but the gove...
CONAKRY -An Ebola outbreak which started in Guinea in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the health ministry and the World Health Organization said on Saturday. Health authorities were able to move swiftly to tackle the resurgence of the virus, which...
ZURICH - Beleaguered Switzerland coach Vladimir Petkovic has asked for support from the Swiss public after days of recriminations following a heavy defeat to Italy in the European Championship. He made his appeal in an open letter published in the Swiss newspaper "Schweiz am Woche...
By Dominic Evans BEIRUT - The European Union's foreign policy chief told Lebanon's leaders on Saturday they were to blame for the country's political and economic crisis and some could face sanctions if they continue to obstruct steps to form a new government and implement reform....
CONAKRY - An Ebola outbreak in Guinea that started in February, infecting 16 people and killing 12, has been declared over, the World Health Organization said on Saturday. (Reporting by Saliou Samb; Writing by Bate Felix; editing by John Stonestreet)...
LONDON -London's Metropolitan Police said they made 30 arrests in the city centre and around Wembley Stadium on Friday and in the early hours of Saturday after England faced Scotland in the European Championships. Thousands of Scotland fans travelled south to London despite torrential...
DUBAI - Saudi Arabian air defences on Saturday destroyed eight armed drones launched by Yemen's Houthi movement towards the south of the kingdom, state television cited the Saudi-led coalition as saying. The Houthi military spokesman said on Twitter that one drone was launched at ...
- The Netherlands are still pondering their approach to their last European Championship group game against North Macedonia in Amsterdam on Monday, with both personnel and tactics under review as they look ahead to the knockout stages next weekend. The Dutch took just two games --...
- Former New Zealand forward Zinzan Brooke's 19-year-old son Lucas is poised to make his debut for the England Under-20 team after being named at openside flanker for Saturday's Six Nations Championship opener with France. Lucas, who is contracted to London Irish but yet to make h...
NEW DELHI -India's central government on Saturday urged states to be careful in reopening from COVID-19 lockdowns to prevent a resurgence of infections in the hard-hit country. Indian states are easing restrictions as a second wave of coronavirus infections appears to abate. The count...
PARIS - Five police officers were injured, two seriously, and a partygoer lost his hand when security forces tried to break up an illegal rave of some 1,500 people in western France, local officials said on Saturday. TV images showed gendarmes using tear gas and ravers throwing fi...
SOUTHAMPTON, England - New Zealand captain Kane Williamson won the toss and elected to field against India in the final of the inaugural World Test Championship (WTC) at the Ageas Bowl on Saturday. Persistent rain washed out the entire opening day's play on Friday and Williamson s...
- The British Open will be able to accommodate up to 32,000 fans per day at Royal St George's, organisers the Royal and Ancient (R&A) said on Saturday after discussions with the government and public health authorities. The 149th Open, cancelled last year because of the COVID-...
June 19 - - Finland's task of reaching the knockout stages of Euro 2020 will be made tougher by Roberto Martinez's decision to field Eden Hazard, Kevin De Bruyne and Axel Witsel when the two meet in their last Euro 2020 group game in St. Petersburg on Monday. Despite his side topping ...
WELLINGTON, June 19 - - The Auckland Blues outmuscled the Otago Highlanders 23-15 in an attritional battle in the Super Rugby Trans-Tasman final on Saturday to snap an 18-year title drought and delight a crowd of 36,000 at Eden Park. Mark Telea and Blake Gibson scored the tries but it...
KAMPALA - After civil war forced Samuel Dhol Ayeun to flee South Sudan as a teenager to neighbouring Uganda in 2013, memories of watching friends die of preventable diseases due to inadequate medical care inspired his goal of becoming a doctor. Now 27, Ayeun has graduated from med...
DUBAI - Hardline judge Ebrahim Raisi was heading for a landslide win in Iran's presidential election on Saturday, as the man he will replace pledged a smooth transition a day after millions voted in a contest that critics boycotted over economic woes and political curbs. With some...
The son of Daniel Morgan has labelled the findings of a report into his father’s death a “national shame”. And he has criticised the Metropolitan Police for its response to the report. A report by an independent panel accused the Met of “a form of institutional corruption”. This was for concealing o...
ST PETERSBURG, Russia - Denmark are determined to squeeze into the knockout stage of Euro 2020 with a win against Russia in their final Group B match on Monday, after recovering with poise from the shock of Christian Eriksen's cardiac arrest. Despite losing 2-1 to a Belgian side a...