After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

28 May

MUNICH Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.     Merkel did not mention by name U.S. President Donald Trump, who criticized major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but […]

After summits with Trump, Merkel says Europe must take fate into own hands

28 May

MUNICH Europe can no longer completely rely on its allies, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on Sunday, pointing to bruising meetings of G7 wealthy nations and NATO last week.     Merkel did not mention by name U.S. President Donald Trump, who criticized major NATO allies and refused to endorse a global climate change accord, but […]

Tenerife’s Shibasaki celebrates 25th birthday with goal, victory over Alcoron

28 May

BARCELONA, SPAIN – Midfielder Gaku Shibasaki scored his first goal for Spanish second-division side Tenerife in a 3-1 away win over Alcoron on Sunday. On his 25th birthday, Shibasaki made it 2-0 on the half hour after running in behind the Alcoron defense and finding the net with a low effort off his weaker left […]

Makarova stuns top-ranked Kerber in first round

28 May

PARIS – Angelique Kerber has not been playing at all like someone ranked No. 1 this season, and on Sunday she became the first woman seeded No. 1 to lose in the French Open’s first round in the professional era. Kerber, who ended Serena Williams’ stay atop the WTA rankings last year, was gone from […]

Autism diagnoses ‘could be reduced under NHS plan’

28 May

Image copyright Getty Images Proposals to reduce the number of children being diagnosed with autism are being considered by NHS commissioners in south-west London. The idea of restricting an autism diagnosis to only the most severe cases was discussed earlier this month. The local alliance of five clinical commissioning groups (CCGs) says nothing has been […]

G-7 unity on North Korea puts China in spotlight

28 May

TAORMINA, SICILY – The Group of Seven leaders hardened their stance on North Korea at their annual gathering last weekend, but analysts say this is just a start in efforts to persuade China to use its influence to tackle the threat from the hermit nation’s nuclear and ballistic missile programs. Prime Minister Shinzo Abe, whose […]

Abe sets record for third-longest stint in office, surpassing Koizumi

28 May

Prime Minister Shinzo Abe became on Sunday the third-longest-serving Japanese leader in the postwar era, with 1,981 days in office, surpassing the tenure of Junichiro Koizumi, who was in office between 2001 and 2006. The figure combines Abe’s first stint in power from 2006 to 2007, when he abruptly stepped down due to ill health, […]

Buffaloes halt nine-game slide

28 May

CHIBA – The Orix Buffaloes snapped their nine-game losing streak on Sunday, pinch hitter Yuki Miyazaki driving in the go-ahead run with a seventh-inning infield single in a 2-1 comeback win over the Chiba Lotte Marines. The Buffaloes, who last won on May 16, were poised to be swept by the Pacific League cellar dwellers […]

Hakuho completes tournament with 15-0 record

28 May

A day after clinching his 38th career championship, yokozuna Hakuho put the icing on the cake Sunday, when he finished the Summer Grand Sumo Tournament with a perfect 15-0 record. Although their bout had no impact on the championship, Hakuho and fellow yokozuna Harumafuji went at each other for keeps, with Hakuho outlasting his Mongolian […]

British Airways: Chaos continues at Heathrow

28 May

Image caption Some passengers have slept in Heathrow Airport since the disruption began on Saturday More than a third of British Airways flights from Heathrow have been cancelled as disruption to passengers enters a second day. The airline was hit by a worldwide computer system power failure on Saturday, causing cancellations and delays for thousands […]