Messi to put heat on Iceland as France target Australia Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland, as fancied France make their bow in Russia targeting a repeat of their glory.
Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins on Saturday when he leads Argentina against tiny Iceland, as fancied France make their bow in Russia targeting a repeat of their glory. Fire ripped through one of the world's top art schools early on Saturday as the historic building in the Scottish city of Glasgow was undergoing major restoration work following another blaze four years ago.
US President Donald Trump on Friday ignited his trade war with China, slapping tariffs on tens of billions in Chinese imports and sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing.
Greece's leftist-led government was expected to shrug off a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a year name row with Macedonia. In a surprise announcement, Nicaragua's influential Catholic bishops late Friday said rival government and civil delegates had agreed to create a "verification" commission and invite independent international bodies to probe the violence that has left at least people dead.
Donald Trump threatened Japan's Prime Minister Shinzo Abe he would ship 25 million Mexicans to his country, one of a series of bizarre missives that jarred fellow leaders at last week's acrimonious G7 meet, according to a report on Friday. US farmers find themselves in the crosshairs of a trade war with China and others launched by President Donald Trump, who was elected with the support of many in rural America.
Greece's leftist-led government was to face a censure vote and protests on Saturday as it prepares to sign a provisional deal to end a year name row with Macedonia. Lionel Messi's bid for World Cup redemption begins Saturday when he leads Argentina against an unfancied Iceland side intent on springing a surprise in their first appearance on football's biggest stage.
Dustin Johnson took command of the US Open on Friday, firing a three-under-par 67 at Shinnecock Hills for a four-shot lead as the only player under par after 36 punishing holes. Cristiano Ronaldo's brilliant hat-trick for Portugal that lit up the World Cup on Friday capped one of the most extraordinary days in his remarkable career. Germany must shrug off a rocky World Cup build-up as they begin the defence of their title on Sunday against a vastly experienced Mexico side jolted by their own pre-tournament scandal.
For three months, a whole nation feared it might not happen, but Neymar will take to the field with his Brazilian teammates when they kick off their World Cup campaign against Switzerland on Sunday.
Argentina sought to inject some confidence back into its beleaguered currency and calm markets on Friday after the peso plunged more than 6. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a magnificent hat-trick on Friday to rescue a point for Portugal against Spain in the dying minutes as the World Cup in Russia caught alight. Cristiano Ronaldo scored a stunning hat-trick as Portugal snatched a draw with Spain in a World Cup classic here Friday.
Donald Trump's former campaign chief was sent to jail Friday pending trial on a series of federal charges, as the US president ramped up efforts to discredit the wider probe into possible collusion between his campaign team and Moscow. France and Italy on Friday called on the European Union to set up asylum processing centres in Africa to prevent "voyages of death" by migrants across the Mediterranean, in a crisis that has divided Europe. After baguettes and bistros, second-hand booksellers along the banks of the Seine River in Paris are pushing to be recognised as one of the world's cultural treasures on UNESCO's list of "intangible heritage".
Three-time Wimbledon champion Boris Becker announced Friday he is claiming diplomatic immunity from bankruptcy proceedings in Britain as an ambassador for the Central African Republic. Yemeni pro-government forces fought to close in on a rebel-held airport Friday as they pressed an offensive on a key Red Sea port city, sparking UN fears for vital aid shipments. US President Donald Trump on Friday announced 25 percent tariffs on tens of billions in Chinese imports, sparking immediate retaliation from Beijing and bringing the world's two largest economies to the brink of an all-out trade war long feared by markets and industry.
A message from late British astrophysics giant Stephen Hawking was beamed towards the nearest black hole on Friday as his remains were laid to rest in London's Westminster Abbey. A Yemeni rebel attack killed 12 soldiers south of the battleground Red Sea port city of Hodeida on Friday, military and medical sources said.
Australian batsman David Warner will play for the St Lucia Stars in the Caribbean Premier League as he continues his attempt to rebuild his reputation after the ball-tampering scandal. Azzurri edge feisty Japan to tie rugby series Italy completed a nail-biting away win over Japan on Saturday to tie their two-Test series against the World Cup hosts. Italy completed a nail-biting away win over Japan on Saturday to tie their two-Test series against the World Cup hosts.
When India captain Ajinkya Rahane invited Afghanistan's players to join his side for a team photo after inflicting the biggest ever defeat on a Test debutant, it was clear that the cricket world was feeling for the new boys. Azzurri beat Japan to tie rugby series Italy completed a nail-biting away win over Japan on Saturday to tie their two-test series against the World Cup hosts. Italy completed a nail-biting away win over Japan on Saturday to tie their two-test series against the World Cup hosts.
Phil Mickelson, needing only a US Open title to become the sixth man to complete the career Grand Slam, will still be gunning for the elusive victory this weekend.
Devon Smith battled disciplined bowling and frequent stoppages for rain to compile an unbeaten half-century as the West Indies reached for two in reply to Sri Lanka's first innings total of on a truncated second day of the second Test at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Friday.
Cristiano Ronaldo made it clear that he means business at this World Cup after his stunning hat-trick secured a draw here with Spain in a tournament classic and saw him reach another career landmark. Tommy Fleetwood, battered and bruised by Shinnecock Hills, battled back with birdies at three of his last five holes Friday to surge into contention at the US Open. The blockbuster clash of the day at the World Cup didn't disappoint as Cristiano Ronaldo's hat-trick denied Spain the perfect response to a turbulent week following the sacking of Julen Lopetegui in a thrilling draw in Sochi.
Nigeria captain John Obi Mikel says the youngest squad at the World Cup must keep their nerves in check and shoulder their nation's expectations when they play Croatia on Saturday. Iranians had few options to watch their World Cup opener against Morocco, bar a few cinemas and cafes, but after their shock victory Friday, they burst out into the streets of Tehran in rare and wild celebration.
Iran's players stormed the pitch at full-time as if they had won the World Cup rather than just their opening match in Russia after an own goal from Morocco's Aziz Bouhaddouz gifted them a dramatic victory on Friday. European champions Real Madrid on Friday beat Barcelona to the signature of year-old Rodrygo from Santos in Brazil with the youngster expected to move to La Liga in A gutsy birdie-birdie finish likely wasn't enough to put Tiger Woods into the weekend at the US Open, but the US superstar "absolutely" believes he'll win another major title.
France coach Didier Deschamps called on his quality-packed side to "seize the day" when they face Australia looking for an opening win in the World Cup in Kazan on Saturday.
Coach Jorge Sampaoli was bullish on the eve of Argentina's World Cup opener against Iceland, confident his troubled side will prove themselves and downplaying "genius" Lionel Messi's threats to quit international football. World number one Dustin Johnson fired a three-under-par 67 on Friday to build a three-stroke lead midway through the second round of the US Open, where Tiger Woods was staring at a missed cut. Nigeria coach Gernot Rohr said Friday he believes his team will have the support of Russian fans, as he sought to play down fears of racism from some supporters ahead of their opening World Cup game against Croatia.
An American federal judge rejected Friday a request by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer for a gag order to stop the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels insulting him and talking about the case in media appearances.