Smith and Warner back for Australia against NZealand

Steve Smith and David Warner were Monday selected by Australia for the first time since the ball-tamperingscandal as the reigning World Cup champions face a New Zealand XI in a practice match. It marks the pair’s return to the national fold after serving year-long bans for their part in the “sandpapergate” furore in Cape Town. […]


Football pioneer Anderson calls for harsh penalties for racist abuse

Clubs or countries whose fans racially abuse players should be fined millions, docked points or even expelled fromcompetitions, Viv Anderson, the first black footballer to play for England, told AFP. The 62-year-old former full-back lambasted UEFA’s decision to fine Montenegro’s football authorities 20,000 euros ($22,400) for their fans’ racial abuse of England players, including Raheem […]


For British pensioners in France, Brexit is a health concern

For John Shaw, a 73-year-old Briton who lives in the heart of wine country in southwest France, the problem raised by Britain’s impending exit from the EU is simple: “It’s a matter of life or death!” “We’ve been living in limbo for two-and-a-half years,” Shaw says in a back room at the Floc’n Tea cafe […]


Popular Australian DJ dies in accident on Bali holiday

Popular Australian DJ Adam Neat has died on the Indonesian holiday island of Bali after reportedly crashing through aglass door while trying to help an injured friend. “It is with great regret that we can confirm Adam Neat was involved in a fatal accident while trying to help a friend who had suffered multiple fractures […]


US urges Turkey against drilling off Cyprus

US officials pressed Turkey on Sunday against going forward with plans to start exploratory drilling for oil and gas off Cyprus, labeled as illegal by the European Union. “The United States is deeply concerned by Turkey’s announced intentions to begin offshore drilling operations in an area claimed by the Republic of Cyprus as its Exclusive […]


Air raids hit three hospitals in Syria’s Idlib: monitor

Air strikes by Syrian regime ally Russia on Sunday forced the closure of two hospitals and also damaged a thirdone in the jihadist-held Syrian province of Idlib, a war monitor said. It came as eight civilians were killed in bombardment by the regime and Russia across the northwestern province, the Britain-based Syrian Observatory for Human […]


Russian fighters scrambled 9 times over week to intercept foreign reconnaissance planes – Defense Ministry

Twenty-six foreign reconnaissance aircraft were seen flying near Russia’s borders over the past week, the Russian Defense Ministry’s newspaper Krasnaya Zvezda said in the weekly infographic report posted on Monday. Air defense fighters were scrambled nine times to intercept and escort the foreign reconnaissance planes in the reporting period, the newspaper said. “No violations of […]


International Seminar for Peace and Abolition of Foreign Military Bases kicks off in Cuba with participation of Syria

The 6th International Seminar for Peace and the Abolition of Foreign Military Bases kicked off in Guantánamo on Sunday with the participation of Syria and delegations from 35 countries. Silvio Platero, president of the Cuban Movement for Peace, said in an opening speech that the meeting of this seminar comes within difficult conditions as the […]


3800 citizens return to their cities and villages in al-Bokmal countryside after liberation from terrorism

Amid a popular celebration held in al-Jalaa area in al-Bokmal countryside, 3800 citizens returned to their cities and villages which have been liberated from terrorism in Deir Ezzor southeastern countryside. Deir Ezzor Governor Abdul-Majid al-Kwakibi affirmed that “In framework of benefiting from the amnesty decree and with the aim of achieving the return of all […]


NegOcc showcased as tourism, investment site in Australia forum

Negros Occidental was showcased as a potential tourism and investment destination in the just-concluded Regional Australia-Asia Chambers Forum held in Darwin City, Northern Territory, Australia. Gov. Alfredo Marañon Jr., who led the province’s delegation during the event held on May 2 and 3, in a statement over the weekend emphasized that “one of the province’s […]