Federer gracious in praise of Sunday opponent at Aussie Open
MELBOURNE, Australia (AP) ? As befitting his status as a 17-time Grand Slam champion and as an astute judge of the sport, Roger Federer's reply to a simple question about his next opponent was handled with the same aplomb as one of his stylish groundstrokes.
Who is departing Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh?
Who is defeated Gambian ruler Yahya Jammeh, and how did he spark a political crisis? Jammeh only agreed to step down from power after regional leaders flew in for last-ditch negotiations and a regional ...
President Trump acts swiftly at dawn of new era
President Donald Trump assumed power with a fiercely nationalistic vow to put "America first," taking a stinging swipe at the legacy of his predecessor hours after reciting the oath of office. "From this day forward, a new vision will govern our land," Trump said, promising an end to business-as-usual in Washington. Adhering to his vow to immediately start dismantling the healthcare reforms passed by outgoing president Barack Obama, Trump signed his first executive order in the Oval Office, targeting Obamacare.
Anti-Trump protesters set to flood Washington
Hundreds of thousands of protesters spearheaded by women's rights groups are set to converge on Washington Saturday to send a defiant message to America's new president, Donald Trump. The flag-waving crowds who turned out to cheer Trump's inauguration will make way for a coalition of protesters who fear an erosion of women's rights under the new Republican administration.
S. Korean minister arrested over artist blacklist allegation
SEOUL, South Korea (AP) ? South Korean prosecutors on Saturday arrested President Park Geun-hye's culture minister and her former top presidential adviser over allegations that they blacklisted artists critical of the government.
16 killed in fiery bus crash on Italian highway
ROME (AP) ? A bus carrying Hungarian school students home from a skiing trip to France slammed into a highway barrier in northern Italy and caught fire, killing at least 16 people, police said Saturday. Thirty-nine people reportedly survived, though some were seriously injured.
16 dead as Hungarian school coach crashes in Italy
A coach carrying Hungarian teenagers home from a school trip crashed and burst into flames on a motorway in northern Italy, killing 16 people, firefighters said Saturday. Some 39 injured were taken to hospital following the accident near Verona on Friday night, which occurred when the vehicle smashed into a bridge pillar, according to emergency workers. Some were killed when they were thrown from the coach as it hit the pillar around 11:00 pm (2200 GMT) on Friday, but most were found badly charred inside the vehicle.
Nadal downs Zverev in five-set thriller
Rafael Nadal staged a magnificent fightback to beat rising German star Alexander Zverev in a five-set thriller to reach the fourth round at the Australian Open on Saturday. The 14-time Grand Slam champion, 11 years older than Zverev, dug deep into his physical reserves to triumph 4-6, 6-3, 6-7 (5/7), 6-3, 6-2 in four hours and six minutes on Rod Laver Arena. It was Nadal's 18th win in 26 five-set matches and set him up for a crack at either French sixth seed Gael Monfils or German 32nd seed Philipp Kohlschreiber in the round of 16.
Gambia's Jammeh to step down, but activists urge justice
Gambia's defeated leader Yahya Jammeh announced early Saturday he will cede power, after hours of last-ditch talks with regional leaders and the threat that a regional military force would forcibly remove ...
Le Pen headlines 'European counter-summit' in Germany
French presidential hopeful Marine Le Pen was set to headline a European gathering of eurosceptic and far-right leaders in Germany on Saturday as they seek to put on a united front in a year of high-stakes elections. Billed as a "counter-summit", organisers said the parties would use the event in the historic Rhine river city of Koblenz to set out their joint "vision for a Europe of freedom". National Front (FN) leader Le Pen will share the stage with Frauke Petry of the anti-immigration Alternative for Germany (AfD), Geert Wilders of the Dutch anti-Islam Freedom Party and Matteo Salvini of Italy's anti-EU Northern League.