1 May 2019 News

United States, Britain, China, Football, Diplomacy were the most important topics in the news of the Wednesday 1 May 2019, but also: C1, Environment, Japan, Chelsea, Venezuela.

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Three things we learned from Barcelona v Liverpool

Barcelona beat Liverpool 3-0 in the Champions League semi-final first leg on Wednesday.Here AFP Sport looks at three things we learned from the...

Klopp hails ‘unstoppable’ Messi after Barca star shines in CL semi

Jurgen Klopp admitted Lionel Messi was "unstoppable" on Wednesday after he left Liverpool needing a miracle to reach the Champions League final.Luis...

UK becomes first parliament to declare climate emergency

Britain's opposition Labour Party on Wednesday called for "real action" after parliament became the first in the world to vote to declare a climate...

Pompeo to see German, British leaders amid trans-Atlantic tensions

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will meet the German and British leaders this month facing a raft of trans-Atlantic disputes, on a trip that...

Semenya loses landmark challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing some female athletes to regulate their testosterone...

US Federal Reserve leaves key rate unchanged amid mixed economic signals

The US Federal Reserve decided Wednesday to keep its benchmark interest rate unchanged amid mixed signals about the direction of the US economy.While...

UK’s May sacks defence minister Williamson over Huawei leak

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday sacked Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson following a probe into the leak of news that Britain...

UK’s May sacks defence minister Williamson over Huawei leak

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday sacked Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson following a probe into the leak of news that Britain...

UK’s May sacks defence minister Williamson over Huawei leak

British Prime Minister Theresa May on Wednesday sacked Defence Secretary Gavin Williamson following a probe into the leak of news that Britain...

Semenya loses landmark challenge against IAAF testosterone rules

South African runner Caster Semenya on Wednesday lost her court challenge against IAAF rules forcing some female athletes to regulate their testosterone...

Caster Semenya vows court decision won’t hold her back

South Africa's Olympic athlete Caster Semenya on Wednesday said the decision by the Court of Arbitration to maintain IAAF rules forcing female...

Venezuela : three months of crisis

A recap of developments in Venezuela since opposition chief Juan Guaido declared himself acting president in January 2019 and vowed to remove...

Heathrow campaigners lose court case against expansion

London Mayor Sadiq Khan, along with environmental charities and local councils, on Wednesday lost a court battle to prevent an expansion of Heathrow,...

Clashes in Paris as tens of thousands mark May Day

Paris riot police fired teargas as they squared off against hardline demonstrators among tens of thousands of May Day protesters, who flooded...

Assange jailed for 50 weeks for UK bail breach

WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange was sentenced Wednesday to 50 weeks in jail for breaching a British court order seven years ago, when he took...

Venezuela opposition leader calls for massive May Day protest

Venezuelan opposition leader Juan Guaido called for huge May Day protests on Wednesday to pile pressure on President Nicolas Maduro as the United...

Spike in US teen suicides after Netflix ’13 Reasons Why’ release : study

The suicide rate among US teenagers spiked in the months after the release of the controversial Netflix drama "13 Reasons Why", which follows...

New round of US-Taliban talks starts in Doha

A new round of peace talks between the Taliban and the US got underway in Qatar on Wednesday, as the foes continue to seek a way out of America's...

With sake and Shinto rites, Japanese see in new era

With refreshing slurps of sake and solemn Shinto rites, Japanese rang in a new imperial era in festive mood Wednesday as Naruhito became their...

Mueller criticized Barr’s depiction of Russia probe : reports

US Special Counsel Robert Mueller complained to the attorney general over his characterization of the Russia probe that allowed President Donald...

Paris police brace for May 1 rallies

France's zero-tolerance approach to protest violence will be tested Wednesday when a heady mix of labour unionists, "yellow vest" demonstrators...

Working stiffs : China’s tech minions burn out in ‘996’ rat race

Shanghai software engineer Wu Linfeng watched the silent comedy "Modern Times" recently and soon found himself crying -- watching Charlie Chaplin’s...

US, Chinese negotiators hold ‘productive’ trade talks

Top US and Chinese trade negotiators held productive talks in Beijing on Wednesday, the American side said, as the economic superpowers head...

Identity fraud unmasked as Russian runs for Ukraine

On July 15, 2017 in Ninove, central Belgium, three women stood on the podium after the 800-metre race at a local track and field event.Two were...

‘Good to see you’ : US, Chinese negotiators resume trade talks

Top US and Chinese trade negotiators resumed talks on Wednesday as they close in on a deal to resolve a months-long dispute that has hit businesses...

New York bans alcohol advertising on city property

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio issued an executive order Tuesday banning alcohol advertising from city property, citing public health concerns.The...

Apple tops forecasts as pivot to services shows progress

Apple delivered stronger-than-expected results Tuesday for the past quarter as gains in services helped offset slumping iPhone sales, sparking...

Silvio Berlusconi ‘fit’ in hospital after bowel operation

Former Italian prime minister and media tycoon Silvio Berlusconi, 82, is recovering in hospital after undergoing an operation for a bowel obstruction...

Amnesty condemns Yemen rebels’ detention of journalists

Amnesty International on Wednesday condemned the prolonged detention of 10 journalists by Huthi rebels in Yemen, saying it reflected "the dire...

Sarri urges Chelsea to finish on a high note

Maurizio Sarri has challenged Chelsea to secure an upbeat finish to a turbulent season that plunged the club into chaos and threatened to cost...

Frankfurt’s brilliant Balkan trio out to make history against Chelsea

Eintracht Frankfurt's Serbia striker Luka Jovic may have grabbed the headlines and turned the heads of Europe's top clubs with his goals this...

Landmark verdict due in Semenya’s case against IAAF

The world's sports court will decide Wednesday on South African runner Caster Semenya's challenge against rules regulating testosterone in female...

Tiger’s Masters a sporting ‘Moon landing’ : PGA chief

Tiger Woods' epic victory at the Masters was a sporting equivalent of the Moon landing which has triggered a ticket frenzy for the PGA championship,...

Japan’s new Emperor Naruhito ascends Chrysanthemum Throne

Japan's new Emperor Naruhito pledged Wednesday to stand by the Japanese people as he formally ascended the Chrysanthemum Throne, the day after...

Emery turns to Europa League once more to salvage Arsenal’s season

Unai Emery's first season in charge at Arsenal is in danger of imploding unless the Spaniard can again prove himself to be a Europa League specialist...

Pochettino accepts blame for ‘sloppy’ Spurs as Ajax close in on Champions League final

Tottenham manager Mauricio Pochettino admitted he was at fault as Ajax closed in on a first Champions League final for 23 years thanks to Donny...