Football must do more than just take knee to combat racism: Lukaku

ROMELU Lukaku says football must take “stronger” action in the fight against racism, questioning the impact of players taking the knee before Premier League matches. Lukaku’s Chelsea team-mate Marcos Alonso…

Britain runs coal power stations amid energy crisis

BRITAIN, which faces soaring natural gas prices, has been forced to run coal-fired power stations to secure energy supplies, electricity generation company Drax said on Thursday. The country is particularly…

Putin’s party set to retain parliament majority after polls

RUSSIAN President Vladimir Putin’s party was set Sunday to retain a majority in parliament on the last day of three-day elections in which most Kremlin critics were barred from the…

Aukus: France recalls envoys amid security pact row

FRANCE has said it is recalling its ambassadors in the US and Australia for consultations, in protest at a security deal that also includes the UK.  The French foreign minister…

Ronaldo’s Man Utd seek response, Chelsea look to Lukaku in Spurs clash

ALL eyes are once again on Cristiano Ronaldo as Manchester United aim to make amends for a shock Champions League defeat to Young Boys when the Premier League leaders head…

Pro-Putin ruling party seeks new majority as Russia votes

RUSSIA goes to the polls on Friday to elect a new parliament in a three-day vote that the ruling United Russia party is expected to win despite a ratings slump…

UK scraps Covid-19 vaccine deal with French firm Valneva

French vaccine maker Valneva says the UK government has scrapped a deal for its Covid-19 vaccine. The UK had about 100 million doses on order, after it increased its request…

Cristiano Ronaldo not at Man Utd ‘for a vacation’ as he targets further success 

CRISTIANO Ronaldo is confident of bringing the glory days back to Manchester United as the Portuguese forward insisted he is “not here for a vacation”. Ronaldo claimed three Premier League…

Prince Andrew served court papers in sex assault law suit amid rape allegations

Prince Andrew has been “served” with court papers outlining lurid allegations by sex trafficking victim Virginia Giuffre. He could have until next Friday to respond to court papers accusing him…

Tight race to close MeToo-influenced Venice film fest

THE Venice Film Festival roared back to life this year with a starry and feminist-tinged selection that leaves the competition wide open for who will take home the Golden Lion…