China on schedule for launch this year of 2nd space station
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:45:41 -0400
BEIJING (AP) — China on Sunday recovered an experimental probe launched aboard a new generation rocket, marking another milestone in its increasingly ambitious space program that envisions a mission to Mars by the end of the decade.
Patience key for Spain against Italy's tough defense
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:44:48 -0400
SAINT-MARTIN-DE-RE, France (AP) — Spain is pledging to stick to its acclaimed passing game to try to break through Italy's equally famous defense in the round of 16 of the European Championship on Monday.
Iraqi forces retake Islamic State holdout in Falluja
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:30:13 -0400
By Stephen Kalin FALLUJA, Iraq (Reuters) - Iraqi forces recaptured the last district held by Islamic State militants in the city of Falluja on Sunday and the general commanding the operation declared the battle complete after nearly five weeks of fighting. Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi claimed victory over Islamic State in Falluja more than a week ago but fighting continued inside the city west of Baghdad, including in the Golan district. The offensive has been backed by a U.S.-led coalition mostly in the form of air strikes against Islamic State.
Labour must hold together - Opposition finance spokesman
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:29:41 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - Lawmakers in Britain's main opposition Labour Party should "calm down" and hold together, John McDonnell, the party's finance spokesman, said on Sunday, after a sacking and resignation plunged the party into open warfare. "I know how disappointed people are about the loss of the European referendum, but now is the time we hold together," McDonnell told BBC television, referring to Britain's vote to leave the European Union. Asked whether Jeremy Corbyn will remain leader of the Labour Party, McDonnell said: "He's not going anywhere. ...
Brexit campaigner Duncan Smith says difficult to have pro-EU PM
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:24:25 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - British pro-Brexit former minister Iain Duncan Smith said on Sunday that it would be very difficult for the public to accept a prime minister who had campaigned for Britain to stay in the European Union. Duncan Smith said Britain should make good on its decision to leave the EU and get going on the shape of the negotiation. (Reporting by Guy Faulconbridge, editing by Estelle Shirbon)
Loss of access to single market would be catastrophic: UK foreign minister
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:23:03 -0400
British Foreign Secretary Philip Hammond said on Sunday it would be "catastrophic" for Britain to lose access to the European single market after it voted to leave the European Union. Hammond, who campaigned for Britain to remain in the bloc, said Britain would not be able to keep access to the single market while also asserting complete control over migration from EU member states.
Jerusalem gay pride parade attacker given life sentence
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:19:59 -0400
JERUSALEM (AP) — A Jerusalem court on Sunday sentenced a radical ultra-Orthodox Israeli Jew who fatally stabbed a teenage girl at a gay pride parade last year to life in prison plus 31 years.
Irish ticket anger at Euro 2016 clouds France clash
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:15:16 -0400
Don't call it revenge, but a Thierry Henry handball in 2009 means there will be more than a Euro 2016 quarter-final place at stake when France take on the Republic of Ireland on Sunday. Germany also have a point to prove when they face little Slovakia in their last 16 game. Hungary take on Belgium for the right to play Gareth Bale's Wales in the last eight.
Pope urges closer unity with Armenian church on final day
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:14:27 -0400
YEREVAN, Armenia (AP) — Pope Francis called Sunday for closer ties with Armenia's Orthodox church as he wrapped up his three-day visit with a liturgy and visit to the country's closed border with Turkey amid new tensions with Ankara over his recognition of the 1915 "genocide."
Labour's Corbyn 'not a leader', says sacked foreign policy chief
Sun, 26 Jun 2016 05:04:56 -0400
LONDON (Reuters) - British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn is failing and should resign, Hilary Benn, dismissed by Corbyn hours earlier as foreign policy chief, said on Sunday. "He is a good and decent man but he is not a leader," Benn told BBC television. Benn said he would not stand to run Labour himself. (Reporting by Estelle Shirbon; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)