• Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

    Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup. Wenger has been barracked by his own fans and failed to secure Champions League qualification for the first time in 20 years, but he ends the season by surpassing Aston Villa's George Ramsey as the FA Cup's greatest manager. Alexis Sanchez's early opener for Arsenal, allowed to stand despite an apparent handball, was cancelled out by Diego Costa, only for Ramsey to reply immediately with the second FA Cup-winning goal of his career.

  • Trump's 'home run' tour leaves allies bewildered

    Donald Trump's first trip overseas was supposed to be about building bridges and clarifying his administration's intentions to friends and foes alike. Trip stops in Saudi Arabia and Israel and the Palestinian territories secured broadly favourable coverage with Trump seen by some commentators as having finally hit a presidential note. In talks with EU leaders, Trump appeared to display a limited grasp of how the world's biggest market operates a common trade policy, railing against Germany's "bad, very bad" surplus with his country.

  • Last-gasp own goal hands PSG French Cup

    Unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday. Extra time loomed at France's national stadium -- where French President Emmanuel Macron was among the spectators -- when Cissokho turned an Angel Di Maria corner past his own goalkeeper while under pressure from Blaise Matuidi at the near post. It was a desperately harsh way for Angers to lose, as PSG ended a frustrating season by winning a third consecutive French Cup and a record 11th overall in the centenary edition of the tournament.

  • Philippines turns to heavy firepower as hunt for rebel leader narrows

    By Tom Allard MARAWI CITY, Philippines (Reuters) - Philippine armed forces helicopters fired guided rockets at Islamist militant positions on Saturday in an attempt to end a siege in the southern city of Marawi that has raged for five days. The use for the first time of the heavy firepower came amid growing confidence that the location of the man believed to be the leader of the Islamic State-inspired fighters, Isnilon Hapilon, has been pinpointed in the city. "We are trying to use our maximum force," said Major General Carlito Galvez, who heads the military command in the Western Mindanao region.

  • Australian trafficker Corby back home amid media storm

    Australian Schapelle Corby returned home Sunday following her deportation from Bali 12 years after her conviction for drug trafficking, as she battled through a media storm in a dramatic end to a saga that captivated her homeland. Corby and her sister Mercedes avoided cameras when she touched down in the eastern city of Brisbane early on Sunday morning, with live television broadcasts showing a convoy of vehicles believed to be carrying them leaving the airport. "It is with gratefulness and relief that this morning we mark Schapelle Corby's return to Australia," a member of her security team said, reading out a family statement at Brisbane airport.

  • X-Men: The New Mutants will be "a full-fledged horror movie," says director

    Director Josh Boone promises something "very, very different" from upcoming X-Men spin-off.

  • 'Devastated' Hamilton seeks answers to tyre mystery

    By Alan Baldwin MONACO (Reuters) - Lewis Hamilton declared himself 'devastated' on Saturday after failing to qualify his Mercedes in the top half of the grid for the Monaco Grand Prix. The disappointment of setting only the 14th fastest time, even if he will start the race in 13th place, was crushing on a sunny afternoon when the Briton's Ferrari rivals swept the front row. "I get over things relatively quick but I was devastated after the session," the triple world champion, who is six points behind Ferrari's championship leader Sebastian Vettel after five races, told reporters.