• Juventus the final hurdle to history for Zidane's Madrid

    Since the European Cup was rebranded and expanded into the Champions League in 1992, no team has been capable of defending the trophy. "I am the coach which means I am doing something right, but everyone in this squad is doing a phenomenal job," said Zidane after Real withstood an Atletico Madrid onslaught in the semi-finals.

  • Blogger Xiaxue hits out at Shrey Bhargava’s Ah Boys to Men 4 audition experience

    Singaporean blogger Xiaxue has hit out at local actor Shrey Bhargava as “your whining rings hollow” in one of her two Facebook posts. Here’s the background of the story, which you can read here. Shrey is a Singaporean Indian actor who auditioned for Ah Boys to Men 4. On 27 May (Saturday), he took to Facebook to express his […] The post Blogger Xiaxue hits out at Shrey Bhargava’s Ah Boys to Men 4 audition experience appeared first on Alvinology.

  • Trump attacks 'fake news' following Kushner reports

    By Doina Chiacu and Toni Clarke WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President Donald Trump attacked the news media and dismissed leaks from the White House as "fake news" on Sunday, following reports his son-in-law tried to set up a secret channel of communications with Moscow before Trump took office. Shortly after Trump's remarks on Twitter, Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly made the rounds of Sunday television news shows to praise any so-called back channel communications, especially with Russia, as "a good thing." The Republican president returned to the White House after a nine-day trip to the Middle East and Europe that ended on Saturday to face more questions about alleged communications between Jared Kushner and Russia's ambassador to Washington.

  • Muslims thankful for support after rant, deadly attack

    PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) - Muslims in Portland, Oregon, thanked the community for its support and said they were raising money for the families of two men who were killed when they came to the defense of two young women - one wearing a hijab - who were targeted by an anti-Muslim rant.

  • Ferrari triumph divides drivers after team orders

    Kimi Raikkonen’s grim face told a story of its own on Sunday when he finished second behind Sebastian Vettel in Ferrari’s one-two triumph at the Monaco Grand Prix. While the four-time champion German joyously celebrated the 45th win of his career - and Ferrari’s first in Monte Carlo for 16 years -- in a torrent of joyous words, the taciturn Finn fended off questions about the use of team orders. Raikkonen, 37, the 2007 world champion, resisted all invitations to condemn Ferrari, but made clear he was unhappy to be deprived of a possible victory.

  • Philippine leader asks separatists, Maoists to join fight against Islamic State

    Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte has appealed to Muslim separatists and Maoist-led rebels to join his government's fight against Islamic State-linked militants. With fears growing that Islamic State is seeking a presence in the country, Duterte offered to pay and even house fighters from groups that have long opposed the Philippine state if they would work to defeat a common enemy, the Maute group. Duterte said the idea of militias and soldiers fighting together had come from the leader of one of the separatist groups.

  • Russia squares up to Boeing, Airbus with maiden jet flight

    By Gleb Stolyarov and Jack Stubbs MOSCOW (Reuters) - Russia carried out the maiden flight of its new MS-21 medium-range passenger plane on Sunday, its first post-Soviet foray into production of a mainline commercial aircraft which it hopes will rival those of its Western competitors. In a surprise statement, manufacturer Irkut Corporation and its state-controlled parent company United Aircraft Corporation (UAC) said an MS-21-300 model had successfully completed a 30-minute flight at a height of 1,000 metres and travelling at 300 km an hour. Squeezed by Western sanctions over its role in the Ukraine crisis, Russia is trying to rejuvenate domestic industrial production to make the country less dependant on foreign firms.