Ayew penalty seals narrow win for Ghana over Uganda at Cup of Nations

Ayew penalty seals narrow win for Ghana over Uganda at Cup of Nations

Andre Ayew converted a first-half penalty as Ghana started their latest bid to reclaim the Africa Cup of Nations title with a hard-earned 1-0 victory against Uganda on Tuesday. The West Ham United star’s 32nd-minute spot-kick was all that separated the sides on an awful pitch in Port-Gentil as Ghana withstood Ugandan pressure in the […]

US Army denies key Dakota pipeline permit in win for tribes

US Army denies key Dakota pipeline permit in win for tribes

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Sunday it turned down a permit for a controversial pipeline project running through North Dakota, in a victory for Native Americans and climate activists who have protested against the project for several months. A celebration erupted at the main protest camp in Cannon Ball, North Dakota, where the […]

Argentina beats Croatia to win its first Davis Cup title

Argentina beats Croatia to win its first Davis Cup title

Argentina won its first Davis Cup title on Sunday when Federico Delbonis swept past Ivo Karlovic in straight sets to complete a stunning 3-2 comeback win over Croatia. Delbonis dropped to the ground after his 6-3, 6-4, 6-2 victory. His teammates fell into each other’s arms and celebrated in front of thousands of Argentine fans […]

Far-right leader Le Pen says Trump win ‘good news for France’

Far-right leader Le Pen says Trump win ‘good news for France’

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen on Wednesday said Donald Trump’s victory in the US presidential election was “good news” for France. “I repeat, the election of Donald Trump is good news for our country,” said Le Pen, who will be the anti-immigration National Front’s candidate in France’s 2017 presidential election. Le Pen, 48, was […]

Protests erupt across the US after Trump election win

Protests erupt across the US after Trump election win

Protesters rallied across the United States Wednesday to express shock over Donald Trump’s election victory, vowing to oppose divisive views they say helped the Republican billionaire win the presidency. In Washington, several hundred protesters gathered in front of the White House for a candlelight vigil on a damp, chilly evening, criticizing what they called Trump’s […]

US is ‘rooting’ for Trump after election win, says Obama

US is ‘rooting’ for Trump after election win, says Obama

U.S. President Barack Obama pledged on Wednesday to work for a smooth transition of power with president-elect Donald Trump, the Republican winner of Tuesday’s election, who has promised to undo Obama’s top domestic and foreign policy initiatives. In brief remarks to reporters in the White House Rose Garden, Obama urged fellow Democrats to put aside […]

PSG through to Champions League knockout with 2-1 win over FC Basel

PSG through to Champions League knockout with 2-1 win over FC Basel

Thomas Meunier volleyed a spectacular last-minute goal to give Paris St Germain a 2-1 win at FC Basel, which took them into the last 16 of the Champions League on Tuesday. PSG had taken the lead with a Blaise Matuidi goal two minutes before halftime but Basel rattled the Ligue 1 champions when Luca Zuffi […]

US author becomes first ever to win Man Booker prize

US author becomes first ever to win Man Booker prize

Paul Beatty has become the first American author to win the prestigious Man Booker Prize for his book “The Sellout”, a stinging satire of race and class in the United States. Beatty’s work has drawn comparisons to both US comedian Chris Rock and literary giant Mark Twain. Judges said Beatty’s provocative book was a satire […]

Ruling Islamists win new mandate in Moroccan election

Ruling Islamists win new mandate in Moroccan election

Morocco’s moderate ruling Islamist party has defeated a liberal rival seen as close to the royal palace in Friday’s parliamentary elections, increasing its share of seats in parliament, final results show. The Islamist Justice and Development Party (PJD) took 125 seats while the Authenticity and Modernity Party (PAM) — which had campaigned against the “Islamisation” […]

Sauvage, Stoddart and Feringa win chemistry Nobel for molecular machines

Sauvage, Stoddart and Feringa win chemistry Nobel for molecular machines

Frenchman Jean-Pierre Sauvage, British-born J. Fraser Stoddart and Dutch scientist Bernard Feringa on Wednesday won the Nobel Prize in chemistry for developing molecular machines. The laureates share the 8 million kronor ($930,000) prize for the “design and synthesis” of molecules with controllable movements, which can perform a task when energy is added, the Royal Swedish […]

PSG see off determined Ludogorets in 3-1 Champions League win

PSG see off determined Ludogorets in 3-1 Champions League win

Edinson Cavani scored twice in the second half to give Paris St Germain a 3-1 Champions League Group A win over resilient Ludogorets on Wednesday at the ground where they made their European football debut 34 years ago. It was no more than PSG, who were beaten 1-0 at the Vasil Levski stadium by another […]

Gabon court upholds president Bongo’s election win

Gabon court upholds president Bongo’s election win

Gabon’s constitutional court has upheld President’s Ali Bongo’s re-election victory, rejecting an appeal by rival Jean Ping, who had called for a recount over widespread allegations of fraud. The court, while partially changing the results of the close August 27 vote, said Bongo maintained a lead over his former ally-turned-opponent Ping. At a televised public […]

Germany’s Kerber beats Pliskova to win US Open

Germany’s Kerber beats Pliskova to win US Open

Angelique Kerber climaxed a dream season at the U.S. Open on Saturday, performing as the champion she has become through hard work, patience and a love of the game. Kerber wiped tears of joy and relief from her eyes before accepting a winner’s cheque for $3.5 million and a gleaming silver trophy after fighting back […]

Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win US Open

Wawrinka beats Djokovic to win US Open

Stan Wawrinka became the oldest US Open men’s champion in 46 years when he defeated world number one Novak Djokovic to claim a third Grand Slam title on Sunday. Wawrinka, the 31-year-old third seed, triumphed 6-7 (1/7), 6-4, 7-5, 6-3 after almost four hours of high intensity tennis. He even held his nerve when the […]

Schooling beats Phelps to win Singapore’s first Olympic gold

Schooling beats Phelps to win Singapore’s first Olympic gold

In just one performance, Singapore’s Joseph Schooling beat swimming great Michael Phelps, took home his city state’s first Olympic gold medal and became an instant millionaire. Known at home for smashing national records and taking multiple titles in regional competitions, Schooling had held the hopes of Singapore, a Southeast Asian island nation of less than […]

French pair win Olympic gold at men’s lightweight double sculls

French pair win Olympic gold at men’s lightweight double sculls

French duo Jeremie Azou and Pierre Houin won the Olympics men’s lightweight double sculls on Friday. They crossed the line in 6min 30.7sec to beat Paul O’Donovan and Gary O’Donovan of Ireland and Norway’s Kristoffer Brun and Are Strandli. Ilse Paulis and Maalke Head of the Netherlands won the women’s lightweight sculls race in 7:04.03. […]

Australia’s prime minister claims election win

Australia’s prime minister claims election win

Australia’s prime minister said on Sunday that his conservative coalition government was re-elected for a second three-year term, after a chaotic national election that left the country in a state of political paralysis for more than a week. Officials had scrambled to sort out who had won the tight race. Vote counting was still underway […]

Team France win back fans by reaching Euro 2016 final

Team France win back fans by reaching Euro 2016 final

France has rediscovered its love for the national football team after years of scandal and disappointment, as well as a new sports hero in sure-fire striker Antoine Griezmann. Griezmann scored twice on Thursday, leading France to a 2-0 victory against Germany in the Euro 2016 semi-final, and setting off football fever that has not been […]

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

The world queues up to win trade deals with Britain after Brexit: America is clamouring for a deal while talks are set to begin with Australia, South Korea and India

In the wake of Brexit, nations outside Europe are eyeing opportunities to increase trade with Britain for the first time in decades. The country will be free to negotiate its own deals after quitting the EU, and business secretary Sajid Javid – who campaigned for a Remain vote – is already preparing for a hectic […]

Football: Germany win on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

Football: Germany win on penalties to reach Euro 2016 semi-finals

Germany moved into the semi-finals of Euro 2016 on Saturday but their un-German-like inefficiency in a penalty shootout with Italy almost cost them dear before Jonas Hector kept his head. Germany missed three penalties before triumphing 6-5 in a rollercoaster 18-penalty shootout as Hector slotted home his kick under the diving Gianluigi Buffon and raced […]

Spain’s consernatives win general election, but fail to get a majority

Spain’s consernatives win general election, but fail to get a majority

  Spanish elections delivered a hung parliament for the second time in six months on Sunday, adding to political uncertainty in Europe after last week’s shock Brexit vote and piling intense pressure on Spain’s warring politicians to form a government. Acting Prime Minister Mariano Rajoy’s centre-right People’s Party (PP) again emerged with the single biggest […]

Chile storm into Copa America final with 2-0 win over Colombia

Chile storm into Copa America final with 2-0 win over Colombia

Chile stormed into the Copa America final Wednesday, beating Colombia 2-0 in a weather-disrupted semi-final that took more than four hours to complete. The defending champions advanced to a repeat of last year’s final against Argentina on Sunday after a whirlwind start left Colombia chasing the game. Chile, who had destroyed Mexico 7-0 in the […]

On eve of Brexit vote, rival camps race to win over undecideds

On eve of Brexit vote, rival camps race to win over undecideds

British Prime Minister David Cameron and his eurosceptic opponents made final appeals Wednesday for undecided voters on the eve of a referendum on EU membership as polls showed the “Remain” and “Leave” camps too close to call. A victory for the “Leave” camp could unleash turmoil on the financial markets, and foreign exchange bureaus have […]

Northern Ireland earn historic 2-0 win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland earn historic 2-0 win over Ukraine at Euro 2016

Northern Ireland shocked Ukraine 2-0 in Euro 2016 Group C on Thursday thanks to goals from Gareth McAuley and Niall McGinn to keep alive their hopes of reaching the knockout phase at Euro 2016. A flying header from veteran West Bromwich Albion defender McAuley and McGinn’s injury-time strike at a hailstone-battered Stade de Lyon gave […]

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