Fillon in strong position to claim French conservative nomination

Fillon in strong position to claim French conservative nomination

Former prime minister François Fillon looked on Friday to be in a strong position to claim his centre-right party’s nomination to contest next year’s French presidential election as he and rival Alain Juppé held final rallies of the primary campaign. In an impassioned speech to supporters in Paris, Fillon, 62, struck a strong patriotic note, […]

Champions League: PSG favourites to claim top spot after 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Champions League: PSG favourites to claim top spot after 2-2 draw with Arsenal

Paris St Germain put themselves in the box seat to enter the Champions League knockout rounds as Group A winners after an entertaining 2-2 draw at Arsenal on Wednesday. Arsenal, who like PSG had already qualified for the last 16, looked set to finish top of their group for the first time since 2011 after […]

US swimmer Lochte charged over false Rio robbery claim

US swimmer Lochte charged over false Rio robbery claim

US swimming star Ryan Lochte has been charged with making a false statement about being robbed at gunpoint during the Olympics, Brazilian police said Thursday. The 32-year-old gold medal-winner risks a jail sentence, Brazilian media quoted one police official as saying, although the judicial authorities had yet to confirm that. “Ryan Lochte was charged with […]

Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to claim second Wimbledon title

Andy Murray beats Milos Raonic to claim second Wimbledon title

Britain’s Andy Murray clinched a second Wimbledon title and third Grand Slam crown Sunday when he downed misfiring Milos Raonic of Canada 6-4, 7-6 (7/3), 7-6 (7/2). The 29-year-old world number two added the 2016 trophy to his 2013 triumph at the All England Club and his 2012 US Open breakthrough. Appearing in his 11th […]

Libyan forces claim port in IS group stronghold of Sirte

Libyan forces claim port in IS group stronghold of Sirte

Forces aligned with Libya’s unity government said on Friday they had taken control of the port of Sirte, making further gains in Islamic State’s North African stronghold. Brigades largely composed of fighters from Misrata advanced this week to the perimeter of Sirte’s city centre, after launching a counter attack against Islamic State last month and […]