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May 23, 2017 8:04 PM Kenyan marathon stars withdraw from London worlds

NAIROBI, Kenya, May 23 – Kenyan athletics selectors have been forced into wholesale changes to the marathon team for the August 4-13 World Athletics Championships in London following the withdraw of four top runners including Olympic men’s champion Eliud Kipchoge. Kipchoge, who narrowly missed out on becoming the first athlete to run a sub-two hour marathon 1

May 23, 2017 3:49 PM Brazil police arrest presidential aide in World Cup probe

BRASILIA Brazilian police on Tuesday arrested a presidential aide and two ex-governors as part of an investigation into the 2014 World Cup's most expensive stadium, another black eye for the country's political establishment that adds pressure on beleaguered President Michel Temer. Tadeu Filippelli, a special adviser in Temer's Cabinet, and former Federal 1

May 23, 2017 1:45 PM Nasa’s vote of no confidence in Raila

Nasa flagbearer Raila Odinga is constantly trying to exude confidence about his chances in the upcoming presidential elections. “We are not worried about Jubilee. We will win against Jubilee by a great margin,” Raila has said on a number of occasions. However, his Nasa co-principals vehemently disagree with Raila’s confidence and have hedged their bets on their

May 23, 2017 1:02 PM Trump plays up Middle East peace hopes after talks with Palestinian president

US President Donald Trump talked up the prospects of peace between Israelis and Palestinians on Tuesday, saying he believed both sides were committed to an historic deal, but he offered no concrete proposals on how to get there. After an hour of talks with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas in Bethlehem, in the Israeli-occupied West Bank, Trump condemned

May 23, 2017 8:57 AM WannaCry attack 'linked' to North Korea hacking group

A hacking group closely tied to North Korea was behind the massive WannaCry attack earlier this month, security company Symantec says.. The way the attack was set up made it "highly likely" that the Lazarus group was responsible, it said. Lazarus has been blamed for a 2014 attack on Sony and the theft of $81m (£62m) from Bangladesh's central bank. In those

May 23, 2017 8:16 AM Authorities seize Ex-President’s 86 bank accounts

Gambian authorities have seized assets including 86 bank accounts and 131 properties linked to former president Yahya Jammeh, an official said on Monday, as an investigation into the veteran ruler's wealth gathers pace. The new government has accused Jammeh of massive fraud including siphoning off public money during his 22-year rule that ended in election

May 23, 2017 2:15 AM President Trump to meet with Pope Francis at Vatican

The world’s most powerful president and religion’s most visible voice with meet for the first time Wednesday — but not before President Trump has to cross through the Vatican wall that divided the two men, metaphorically, last year. Long a symbol of the Vatican’s majesty, the wall also became for Mr. Trump evidence of Pope Francis’s hypocrisy, after 1

May 23, 2017 12:50 AM Trump arrives in Israel, sparking hope of unconventional peace deal

In the last few years, the word “peace” has become something of a dirty word in Israeli politics. In the wake of a string of unfulfilled efforts to negotiate an agreement between Israelis and Palestinians, followed by successive rounds of violent confrontations, the whole concept of shalom has come to be seen by many Israelis as naive, an idea whose 1

May 22, 2017 9:13 PM Juventus make Cuadrado's loan move from Chelsea permanent

Juventus have signed winger Juan Cuadrado from Chelsea on a three-year contract for 20 million euros (17.29 million pounds) after the Colombia international's two seasons at the club on loan, the Italian champions said on Monday. The 28-year-old forward has made 83 appearances for Juve, who have activated a clause to buy the Colombian after he failed 1

May 22, 2017 8:16 PM North Korea cyber war on Australia more likely than missile attack, expert says

Experts say North Korea may be linked to global cyber attack0:59 Cybersecurity researchers say North Korea might be linked to the WannaCry 'ransomware' cyber attack that has infected more than 300,000 computers worldwide since Friday. IT’S the secretive unit blamed for a string of cyberattacks across the world, including the attack that affected 300,000 computers