Dibaba pulls out of 2019 athletics world championships

Genzebe Dibaba, the world record holder in the women's 1500 metres, on Thursday withdrew from the 2019 athletics world championships in Doha due to a heel injury. 

French hard-left leader Mélenchon in court for obstructing police raid

Jean-Luc Mélenchon, the France Unbowed founder, went on trial Thursday with five other party leaders over clashes with police and magistrates during raids on his home and party offices last October. He faces charges of rebellion, provocation and intimidation.

Why tracking space junk is big business

Tracking space junk whizzing around the Earth may be the next frontier for big business amid plans by a Canadian start-up to put a sophisticated monitoring system into orbit by 2021.

Crisis? What defensive crisis? Manchester City ease past Shakhtar Donetsk

Manchester City made light of their lack of recognised central defenders on Wednesday night with an emphatic 3-0 victory at Shakhtar Donetsk in the Uefa Champions League.

PSG hammer Real Madrid 3-0 in Champions League opener

In the absences of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria stepped up to lead Paris Saint Germain to an easy 3-0 victory over Real Madrid on Wednesday, scoring twice. Thomas Meunier added the third late on summing up Real’s forlorn night.

French investigators probe Iran's alleged role in Saudi attack

France was trying to pinpoint the origin of two drone strikes on Saudi Arabia's oil infrastructure Wednesday as Riyadh said it would reveal proof linking the attacks to Iran.

Chickens in lucky escape as barns are burnt down by suspected anti-cruelty activists

More than 2000 square metres of property belonging to a chicken farmer was devasted by a deliberate fire in the Orne region of France on Tuesday evening, with with the words "death camp" and "killers" scrawled on the walls by the perpetrators.

ICC prosecutor appeals Gbagbo, Blé Goudé acquittal

The International Criminal Court's (ICC) Chief Prosecutor has appealed the acquittal of Côte d'Ivoire's former president Laurent Gbagbo and Charles Blé Goudé, former Youth minister in his government, over crimes against humanity allegedly committed...

French government unveils anti-drug strategy in crime-ridden Marseille

The Macron government has unveiled a new 55 point strategy aimed at tackling drug trafficking, after a gun battle in the southern port city of Marseille left dozens injured at the weekend.

US blames Saudi oil attack on Iran, Tehran says Washington 'in denial'

The United States has concluded that last weekend's attack on Saudi Arabia's oil facilities was carried out by low altitude...

EU order to repay taxes in Ireland 'lacks common sense' – Apple

US tech giant Apple is in court in Luxembourg to argue why it shouldn't have to pay back taxes owed to Ireland, as per a 2016 EU commission order which says it illegally benefited from state tax breaks. In a twist to the tale, Ireland is also arguing...

Correspondent's call: Irris Makler breaks down Israel's elections

Israelis voted Tuesday in a repeat election that will decide whether longtime Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu stays in power despite a looming indictment on corruption charges.