• Reuters

    Soccer: Arsenal boss Emery respects Mkhitaryan's decision to miss Europa final

    Arsenal manager Unai Emery says he respects midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan's decision to skip the Europa League final against Chelsea in Baku amid concerns over the player's safety, but host country Azerbaijan says such fears are unfounded. Armenia international Mkhitaryan's participation in the match had been in doubt due to the ongoing conflict between Azerbaijan and his native country. Arsenal had been working with UEFA over securing their player's welfare but the club said they agreed collectively with Mkhitaryan that he would not be in their squad for the May 29 final.

  • Doggie cam catches pet sitter naked on client's couch: 'It got hot'

    The petsitter was even aware that the client had a doggy cam on her counter.

  • Jamie Oliver shutters most UK restaurants, 1,000 jobs go

    British celebrity chef Jamie Oliver's restaurant chain went into administration on Tuesday, leaving 1,000 people without jobs as the majority of branches ceased trading immediately in the latest blow for Britain's high street. Oliver, 43, a well-known figure in Britain and beyond for his popular TV shows and top-selling cookery books, founded his Jamie's Italian brand of high street restaurants in 2008. There will be about 1,000 redundancies as 22 of 25 branches closed immediately, administrators KPMG said, with Gatwick Airport's two Jamie's Italian branches and Jamie Oliver's Diner staying open in the short-term.

  • Police fire tear gas to disperse crowds after Indonesia confirms president's re-election

    Indonesian police fired tear gas on Wednesday to disperse protesters in central Jakarta following a rally held after official results showed President Joko Widodo had been comfortably re-elected, a Reuters witness said. The General Election Commission (KPU) confirmed unofficial counts by private pollsters in the April 17 election, which gave Widodo a 55.5% share of votes against 44.5% for his opponent Prabowo Subianto. Widodo won more than 85 million votes of a total of 154 million cast in the world's third-largest democracy, but Prabowo told reporters he believed there had been widespread cheating and about 1,000 supporters gathered in Jakarta.

  • Nokia CEO sees possible benefits from Huawei tensions

    Nokia Chief Executive Rajeev Suri said on Tuesday the company could benefit from a U.S. clampdown on Chinese rival Huawei as the race to roll out 5G services heats up. Asked about the regulatory problems facing Huawei, he told investors: "Perhaps there is long term opportunity but more than that, it's hard to say at this point." Analysts expect Nokia and its Swedish peer Ericsson to benefit from tensions between the United States and Huawei, the largest supplier of mobile network technology. Nokia last month reported a surprise quarterly loss after it failed to supply 5G telecoms equipment in time.

  • Panama's indigenous Guna demand Nike withdraw 'pirated' shoe design

    Panama's indigenous Guna community are demanding US sports giant Nike withdraw its latest shoe over its "pirating" of a protected traditional design. Lawyers for the Guna say the special-edition Air Force 1 model shoe sports a traditional "mola" design without their permission, flouting their intellectual property rights. Industry website Sneaker News reported that Nike says the design is a tribute to Puerto Rico and features a graphic representing the native Coqui frog.

  • Man who posed as woman to cheat ex-schoolmate of nearly $50,000 jailed

    SINGAPORE - He posed as a woman in order to cheat a long-time friend into sending money to him.