Firefighters, military planes, troops arrive in California to fight massive blazes

LOS ANGELES (REUTERS) - Crews from across the US West, military planes and National Guard troops poured into California on Sunday to join the fight against two dozen major wildfires burning across the state, as officials warned of more dry lightning storms approaching. The worst of the blazes, including the second and third largest wildfires … Continue reading Firefighters, military planes, troops arrive in California to fight massive blazes

Democrat Biden has not tested for Covid-19 as presidential campaign enters busiest period: Aide

WASHINGTON (BLOOMBERG) - Democratic presidential nominee Joe Biden has not been tested for coronavirus, a top aide said on Sunday (Aug 23), as the campaign enters its busiest period. "He has not been tested," Kate Bedingfield, deputy manager for Biden's presidential campaign, said on ABC's This Week. "We have put the strictest protocols in place, … Continue reading Democrat Biden has not tested for Covid-19 as presidential campaign enters busiest period: Aide

Twitter attaches disclaimer on Trump’s ‘mail drop boxes’ tweet

SAN FRANCISCO (REUTERS) - Twitter Inc on Sunday (Aug 23) placed a disclaimer on US President Donald Trump's tweet criticizing the promotion of drop boxes by Democrats as an option for voters, saying the tweet violated the company's "civic and election integrity" rules. "So now the Democrats are using Mail Drop Boxes, which are a … Continue reading Twitter attaches disclaimer on Trump’s ‘mail drop boxes’ tweet

Tale of two cities: ‘Sensational’ for Bayern fans, sadness and tear gas in Paris

Munich (Germany) (AFP) Fans celebrated Bayern Munich's Champions League final win in a socially-distanced open-air cinema in the Bavarian city on Sunday. Almost 700km away in Paris, health protocols went out of the window as 5,000 fans gathered at the Parc des Princes to see their team lose the final in Lisbon 1-0. Living on … Continue reading Tale of two cities: ‘Sensational’ for Bayern fans, sadness and tear gas in Paris

Mali junta wants military rule for three years, agrees to free president

The junta that seized power in Mali wants a military-led transitional body to rule for three years, and has accepted that ousted president Ibrahim Boubacar Keita return home, sources in a visiting West African delegation said Sunday. "The junta has affirmed that it wants a three-year transition to review the foundations of the Malian state. This … Continue reading Mali junta wants military rule for three years, agrees to free president

PSG fans at Parc des Princes beamback left disappointed amid police clashes

Paris (AFP) The 5,000 Paris Saint-Germain fans who gathered at the Parc des Princes on Sunday to cheer on their team in the Champions League final were left disappointed as they fell to Bayern Munich. Supporters lit flares and belted out their favourite chants together behind the goal as they watched PSG lose 1-0 to … Continue reading PSG fans at Parc des Princes beamback left disappointed amid police clashes

Neymar’s tears and golf’s ‘Lord of the Rings’: Who said what in sport this weekend

Paris (AFP) Who said what in sport this weekend: "It's an incredible feeling, lots of happiness and a bit of sadness for Paris." It ended in tears for Neymar after Sunday's Champions League final defeat to Bayern Munich in Lisbon David Ramos POOL/AFP -- Paris-born Kingsley Coman after scoring the goal that gave Bayern Munich … Continue reading Neymar’s tears and golf’s ‘Lord of the Rings’: Who said what in sport this weekend

PSG boss Tuchel backs Neymar and Mbappe after final loss

Lisbon (AFP) Paris Saint-Germain boss Thomas Tuchel defended his 400 million euro strike force of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe after they were unable to find a way past Bayern Munich in their 1-0 Champions League final loss on Sunday. PSG's Qatari owners spent a combined 402 million euros ($474m) on the pair in 2017 to … Continue reading PSG boss Tuchel backs Neymar and Mbappe after final loss

Flick delights at ‘crazy’ growth of treble-winners Bayern Munich

Lisbon (AFP) Bayern Munich head coach Hansi Flick hailed the "crazy" development of his treble-winning team in the ten months since he took charge after the German giants won Sunday's Champions League final. Bayern won the European title for the sixth time in the club's history with a 1-0 victory over Paris Saint-Germain. The Bayern … Continue reading Flick delights at ‘crazy’ growth of treble-winners Bayern Munich

PSG old boy Coman comes back to haunt former club

Lisbon (AFP) Kingsley Coman spent a decade at Paris Saint-Germain, coming up through the club's academy and making four senior appearances, but it was his goal which condemned the French giants to defeat in Sunday's Champions League final. The 24-year-old Coman headed the only goal in Bayern Munich's 1-0 victory in Lisbon, inflicting a devastating … Continue reading PSG old boy Coman comes back to haunt former club

Rising star Davies ‘hungry’ for even more Bayern success

Lisbon (AFP) Alphonso Davies promised on Sunday that Bayern Munich would continue their quest for domination after being crowned European champions for the sixth time. Canadian Davies, who is still only 19 years old, ended an incredible breakout season by getting his hands on the Champions League trophy after playing only his eighth game in … Continue reading Rising star Davies ‘hungry’ for even more Bayern success

Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the mouth

Sao Paulo (AFP) Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro on Sunday threatened to punch a reporter repeatedly in the mouth after being asked about his wife's links to an alleged corruption scheme. "I so want to pound your mouth with punches," the far-right president said when a reporter from O Globo, posed the question. Known as the … Continue reading Brazil’s Bolsonaro threatens to punch reporter in the mouth