• Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'

    US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation. Trump's tough talk came in a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, which along with South Korea is most immediately threatened by North Korean belligerence.

  • Free agent Zabaleta joins West Ham on two-year contract

    West Ham United have signed full back Pablo Zabaleta on a two-year deal, the Premier League club said on Friday. The 32-year-old Argentine will leave Manchester City when his contract expires at the end of next month and arrive at the London Stadium on July 1. Zabaleta made more than 300 appearances at City, winning two Premier League titles, two League Cups and an FA Cup title during his nine-year spell at the Etihad Stadium.

  • Former top Chinese cop executed for murder

    A former regional police chief in China was executed for murder, state media said Friday, after reports described his victim as a lover more than three decades his junior. Zhao Liping, 65, was found guilty of murder, bribery and possession of firearms and explosives by a court in Taiyuan, the capital of the northern province of Shanxi, in November. China's supreme court announced Friday that Zhao had been executed after it approved the sentence, according to the official Xinhua news agency.

  • Steffi stepped in after Agassi said 'no' to Djokovic

    Andre Agassi revealed on Thursday that his wife and fellow tennis legend Steffi Graf encouraged him to become Novak Djokovic's new coach after he had originally turned down the job. The 47-year-old Agassi will work with Djokovic at the forthcoming French Open where the Serbian star is the defending champion. "Novak called me about three weeks ago and I said no at the start," Agassi, the 1999 Roland Garros champion, told French television programme Tout le Sport.

  • Ex-Philippine president Fidel Ramos slams martial law

    Ex-Philippine leader and democracy hero Fidel Ramos on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's threats to impose martial law, warning against inevitable abuses under military rule. Duterte declared martial law for the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday to combat what he said was the rising threat posed by the Islamic State group, after militants rampaged through a city triggering deadly battles that are yet to end. Duterte said he would impose it on the rest of the country if he felt the terrorism threat had spread, and praised martial law under dictator Ferdinand Marcos a generation ago.

  • Attack on Egypt Christians kills 26

    Masked gunmen attacked a bus carrying Coptic Christians on a visit to a monastery south of the Egyptian capital on Friday, killing at least 26 people, officials said. The assailants sprayed the bus headed for Saint Samuel monastery in Minya province with gunfire before fleeing, provincial governor Essam el-Bedawi told state television. Health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television that 26 people were killed and another 25 wounded.

  • United's Europa league win gave Manchester a lift, says Ferguson

    Former Manchester United manager Alex Ferguson has paid tribute to the people of the city and said the team's success in winning soccer's Europa League gave everyone a lift following Monday's deadly terror attack. Ferguson said on Thursday that he was proud of United's performance after they beat Ajax Amsterdam 2-0 in Stockholm to win the Europa League trophy for the first time and qualify for next season's elite Champions League club competition.