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Italy boss out after World Cup 'apocalypse'

Italy boss out after World Cup 'apocalypse'

Italy coach Gian Piero Ventura has paid the price for the Azzurri’s failure to reach the World Cup for the first time in 60 years. The 69-year-old has left his role following the 1-0 aggregate defeat against Sweden, a result that means the four-time champions...
Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win

Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win

Brussels riot after Morocco World Cup qualifier win 12 November 2017 From the section Europe Image copyright Twitter/ @BekahMolony_ Image caption Riot police and a water cannon were deployed More than 20 police officers were injured in Brussels when celebrations over...

Morocco qualify for the 2018 World Cup

Morocco will be back at a World Cup finals for the first time since 1998 Morocco qualified for the 2018 World Cup in Russia with a 2-0 victory away to Ivory Coast, who missed out on a fourth consecutive appearance at the finals. Goals from defenders Nabil Dirar and...
World wine output 'to hit 50-year low'

World wine output 'to hit 50-year low'

Harsh weather in the main wine-producing countries in Europe means global production is expected to drop by 8% this year. Output in Italy is expected to be down by 23%, in France by 19%, and in Spain by 15%, according to the International Organisation of Vine and Wine...
Qatar says World Cup 'not up for discussion'

Qatar says World Cup 'not up for discussion'

Qatar has fired back against claims from rival Arab countries that it should give up the 2022 World Cup. The region has been engulfed in a crisis since June, when Saudi Arabia, United Arab Emirates, Bahrain and Egypt launched a boycott against Qatar for its links to...
Athlete cycles around the world in 79 days

Athlete cycles around the world in 79 days

A British ultra-endurance cyclist has circumnavigated the globe in 79 days – beating the previous record by 44 days. Mark Beaumont credited his success with “the ability to suffer” and “grit”. The 34-year-old described the 18,000-mile...
8 World Leaders Who Don’t Have Time For The UN

8 World Leaders Who Don’t Have Time For The UN

The only way to beat the UN General Assembly traffic is not to attend at all. Every year the world watches as leaders from across the globe convene in New York for the UN General Assembly, but this year is a little less star-studded than normal. Several of the...
North Korea missile test splits world powers

North Korea missile test splits world powers

North Korea missile test splits world powers 15 September 2017 From the section Asia Image copyright Reuters Image caption North Korea and its leader Kim Jong-un – seen here on a TV screen in Tokyo – are overshadowing the region again The latest missile...
World reacts as McGregor impresses in defeat

World reacts as McGregor impresses in defeat

Irishman Conor McGregor defied critics and looked like a seasoned boxer as he lost to Floyd Mayweather in a fight watched by millions across the globe. The mixed martial arts champion, making his professional debut in the ring, had the upper hand in the early stages...
'A black day': World leaders react to attack

'A black day': World leaders react to attack

Leaders from Spain and around the world have offered their condolences to victims of the Barcelona attack – condemning the terrorists responsible. In a strongly worded statement, the Spanish royal family described the attackers as “assassins… criminals who...
World record Neymar transfer moves step closer

World record Neymar transfer moves step closer

Barcelona have confirmed Neymar wants to leave the club, amid reports he is close to joining Paris Saint-Germain for a world record fee of €222m (£198m). The Brazilian striker arrived at Barca’s training ground on Wednesday to tell team-mates he planned to quit...
New Jersey man, 25, wins $8m at poker World Series

New Jersey man, 25, wins $8m at poker World Series

New Jersey man, 25, wins $ 8m at poker World Series 23 July 2017 From the section US & Canada Image copyright Reuters A 25-year-old from New Jersey has won $ 8.1m (£6.2m) and become the world poker champion at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas. Scott...
World leaders bid farewell to Helmut Kohl

World leaders bid farewell to Helmut Kohl

Past and present world leaders have bid farewell to Helmut Kohl, the German chancellor who helped unite Europe. Mr Kohl, who died aged 87 on 16 June, was remembered as both a German and European patriot, who deserved “a place of honour in the European...
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