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.
The United States government takes full responsibility for leaks of the British police investigation into Monday's deadly bomb attack in Manchester which killed 22 people, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Friday. Appearing alongside British foreign secretary Boris Johnson in London, Tillerson said that "all across America, hearts are broken" at news of the attack on people attending a concert by U.S. pop singer Ariana Grande.
Antonio Conte said he hopes to stay at Chelsea "for many years" despite speculation that the Italian could be tempted by big-money offers back home. Inter Milan have been keen to tempt former Juventus manager Conte away from Stamford Bridge, where he has enjoyed a superb first season by winning the Premier League title. Conte could clinch the "double" in Saturday's FA Cup final against London rivals Arsenal.
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.
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 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.
Car maker BMW revealed its latest concept car, the Series 8, at this year's Concorso d'Eleganza Villa d'Este in Italy, serving up a taste of what's to come from its high-end Series 8 coupé production model, expected in 2018. The upcoming BMW Series 8 coupé will succeed the current BMW Series 6, reviving a name previously used for BMW Grand Tourer coupé models in the 1990s. According to BMW, the forthcoming Series 8 coupé will be a perfect blend of razor-sharp dynamics and modern luxury, lining itself up for comparison with the Mercedes S-Class coupé.