Muguruza into French Open quarters; Raonic out
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:50:29 -0400
PARIS (AP) — Garbine Muguruza advanced to the French Open quarterfinals for the third straight year with an intensely fought 6-3, 6-4 victory against 2009 champion Svetlana Kuznetsova on Sunday.
The Latest: Monaco GP off to chaotic start
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:46:41 -0400
The Latest on motorsport's busiest day (all times local):
Fire at Ukrainian home for the elderly kills 17, injures 5
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:44:25 -0400
MOSCOW (AP) — A fire swept through a private home for the elderly in a Ukrainian village shortly before dawn Sunday, killing 17 people and injuring five others, an emergency official said.
Kuwait food firm Americana says deal off to sell big stake
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:34:13 -0400
KUWAIT CITY (AP) — Kuwait Food Company says a planned deal involving the sale of a majority stake in the company has been called off after the parties involved failed to reach an agreement.
Uganda, South Korea leaders sign co-operation agreements
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:33:25 -0400
KAMPALA, Uganda (AP) — Uganda and South Korea have signed cooperation agreements that officials here hope will lead to transfer of technology as Uganda tries to implement an ambitious industrialization program.
German, French leaders mark 100 years since Battle of Verdun
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:27:03 -0400
VERDUN, France (AP) — In solemn ceremonies Sunday in the forests of eastern France, French President Francois Hollande and German Chancellor Angela Merkel marked 100 years since the Battle of Verdun, determined to show that, despite the bloodbath of World War I, their countries' improbable friendship is now a source of hope for today's fractured Europe.
South Africa police deny Gordhan inquiry moved to new unit
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:25:19 -0400
South Africa's elite Hawks police unit denied on Sunday a report that an investigation involving Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan, which has helped to weaken the rand, has been transferred to another part of the force. Citing an unnamed source, the City Press newspaper said the police crime intelligence unit had taken over the inquiry into a surveillance body formed at the national tax agency SARS when it was run by Gordhan between 1999 and 2009. The Hawks, which are responsible for tackling organised and commercial crime plus serious corruption, have previously said they were running the inquiry but that Gordhan was not being personally targetted.
Uganda to halt military, security ties with North Korea-S.Korea
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:23:01 -0400
SEOUL (Reuters) - Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni said his country would halt security and military cooperation with North Korea, a South Korean official said following a summit in Kampala between Museveni and South Korean President Park Geun-hye. Uganda hosted 45 North Koreans providing police training as recently as December, according to a February report by a United Nations panel of experts. Another report by the panel last year said North Koreans trained Ugandan police on the use of AK-47s and pistols. ...
Tropical Storm Bonnie weakens to tropical depression
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:22:59 -0400
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie weakened to a tropical depression Sunday morning as it continued to spin north toward the coast, soaking eastern Georgia and portions of the Carolinas while ruining the start of Memorial Day.
Tropical Storm Bonnie weakens to tropical depression as it pushes toward Georgia, Carolina coasts
Sun, 29 May 2016 08:21:26 -0400
CHARLESTON, S.C. (AP) — Tropical Storm Bonnie weakens to tropical depression as it pushes toward Georgia, Carolina coasts.