While on this island we were debating whether Rory, Katie or maybe Paul O’Donovan was our outstanding sportsperson of the decade, the Associated Press gave itself the rather grander task of identifying the finest athlete in the whole world over the same timespan.
Wed, 01 Jan, 2020
FIFA President Gianni Infantino is assessing nine offers from companies seeking to buy the commercial and broadcasting rights for a new club competition he hopes will become the most lucrative in world football, usurping Europe’s Champions League.
Fri, 20 Dec, 2019
Ukraine's new president Volodymyr Zelenskiy was already worried about pressure from Donald Trump to investigate Democratic rival Joe Biden more than two months before the phone call that has led to the Trump impeachment inquiry, sources close to the case say.
Thu, 24 Oct, 2019
The Vatican is investigating a Kenyan man’s claim that his father is an Italian missionary priest who impregnated his mother when she was 16 after he brought his case to the attention of an Irish-based organisation.
Wed, 09 Oct, 2019
Around 90 rescue workers involved in the search for missing Irish teenager Nora Quoirin will today focus their efforts on the surrounding jungle and mountain area near the Dusan resort, where she was last seen.
Tue, 13 Aug, 2019
Greta Thunberg, the Swedish teenager whose social media-savvy activism has inspired tens of thousands of students in Europe to miss lessons and protest for faster action against climate change, plans to take her message to America the old-fashioned way: by boat.
Mon, 29 Jul, 2019
The head of the US Border Patrol has slammed as “completely inappropriate” sexually explicit posts about Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez and comments questioning the authenticity of a photo of a drowned man and his young daughter in a secret Facebook group for agents.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2019
A military base deep inside Saudi Arabia appears to be testing and possibly manufacturing ballistic missiles, experts and satellite images suggest, evidence of the type of weapons programme it has long criticised its arch-rival Iran for possessing.
Sat, 26 Jan, 2019
The ideal scenario for the club where Paul Pogba played football as a kid might go something like this: The France midfielder shines so brightly at the World Cup that a money-no-object club — for argument’s sake, let’s say Real Madrid — decides that it cannot live without him and pays a nine-figure fee to shake him loose from Manchester United.
Sat, 16 Jun, 2018
Two black men who were arrested for sitting at a Philadelphia Starbucks without ordering anything have settled with the city for a symbolic single dollar each, and a promise from officials to set up a $200,000 programme for young entrepreneurs.
Wed, 02 May, 2018