France’s Mathieu Faivre sweeps to victory on the French Alps

4 Dec

It was a first ever World Cup win for the 24-year-old from Nice whose swashbuckling descent was cheered on wildly by the excited crowd. Hircher, winner of six world cup giant slaloms last season, was fastest on the first leg with Faivre second before producing a killer second run. Faivre was jubilant after the race. […]

Chelsea crush Manchester City as Sanchez stars for Arsenal

4 Dec

Chelsea cemented their position on top of the Premier League on Saturday with a 3-1 victory at title rivals Manchester City. Gary Cahill’s own goal from a Jesus Navas cross gifted City the lead on the stroke of half-time, but Diego Costa equalised with a clinical finish in the 60th minute. Costa capped a dominant […]

South Korea’s political crisis

4 Dec

Sunni-Muslim leaders criticise Saudi-sponsored Wahabbism At an underreported meeting  at the end of August in Chechnya, in the Russian Federation, hundreds of Islamic scholars discussed the definition of Sunni Islam and …

Gambia’s new president promises justice for all

4 Dec

Opposition candidate Barrow pulled off a sensational victory by comfortably winning the presidential election and putting an end to the 22-year rule of Yahya Jammeh. Barrow won 54.54 per cent while Jammeh took 36.66 percent of the vote in the Thursday poll. The 51-year-old Barrow was chosen as the opposition leader by a group of […]

Left-leaning Van der Bellen wins Austria’s presidential election

4 Dec

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, a pro-EU leftist who preached moderation, has won Austria’s presidential election on Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, preliminary results show. A former leading member of the Green Party, Van der Bellen was the hope of Austrians who wanted to stop Hofer, a leader of the anti-migrant and anti-EU […]

Syrian regime ‘seizes Aleppo rebel district’ in offensive to recapture city

4 Dec

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Gambia’s President Jammeh concedes defeat in election

4 Dec

Gambia President Yahya Jammeh has congratulated opposition coalition leader Adama Barrow, who won the most votes in an election that will remove Jammeh from power after 22 years. Speaking on state television Friday night, Jammeh praised the election and vowed not to contest the result. The election commission had earlier declared Barrow the newly elected […]

Battle for Iraq’s Mosul could take ‘months’

4 Dec

The Iraqi government’s assault to retake the city of Mosul could take months, prompting more and more civilians to try to flee to avoid being trapped between front lines, an International Committee of the Red Cross said Thursday. A growing number of wounded, more than 100 on some days, are emerging from rural areas surrounding […]

Left-leaning Van der Bellen wins Austria’s presidential election

4 Dec

Independent candidate Alexander Van der Bellen, a pro-EU leftist who preached moderation, has won Austria’s presidential election on Sunday over right-wing populist Norbert Hofer, preliminary results show. A former leading member of the Green Party, Van der Bellen was the hope of Austrians who wanted to stop Hofer, a leader of the anti-migrant and anti-EU […]

Renzi’s future at stake as Italy votes in crucial referendum

4 Dec

Italy votes in a referendum Sunday that will show whether the same anti-establishment sentiment that propelled President-elect Donald Trump to power in the US and led to the UK’s exit from the European Union is equally forceful in Italy. Voters are being asked for a single yes-or-no vote on a series of complicated constitutional changes […]