• US: Russia’s actions in Ukraine ‘obstacle’ to improved relations

    WASHINGTON (AFP) – US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in a phone conversation Sunday with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko said Moscow s actions in eastern Ukraine remain an obstacle to improved US-Russian ties, the State Department said. “Secretary Tillerson phoned Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko today to discuss his recent trip to Moscow and his message […]

  • Macron, Le Pen set for French election run-off

    PARIS (AFP) – Pro-European Emmanuel Macron is set to face far-right candidate Marine Le Pen in France’s presidential run-off, results showed Monday, making him clear favourite to emerge as the country’s youngest leader in its history. Macron topped Sunday’s first round with 23.9 percent of votes, slightly ahead of National Front (FN) leader Le Pen […]

  • Euro rises sharply after first round of French election

    TOKYO (AFP) – The euro rose sharply against the dollar and yen Monday in early Asian trade after projections from the French presidential election showed pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron was set to face the far-right s Marine Le Pen in a run-off. At 7:10 am (Sunday 2210 GMT) in Tokyo, the European single currency was […]

  • Golf: Chappell takes Texas Open for first US PGA title

    April 24, 2017

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    LOS ANGELES (AFP) – American Kevin Chappell sank an eight-foot birdie putt on the final hole Sunday to win the Texas Open, capturing his first US PGA title in his 180th attempt. Chappell fired a four-under par 68 final round to finish 72 holes at San Antonio on 12-under par 276, edging compatriot Brooks Koepka […]