Irish abortion referendum: Turnout ‘brisk’

Irish abortion referendum: Turnout ‘brisk’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Irish media reporting ‘brisk’ turnout Turnout in the Republic of Ireland’s referendum on abortion laws is higher, so far, than in recent votes. Voting will continue until 22:00 local time on Friday. The turnout...
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Spanish rapper on the run after ‘terror lyrics’ prison sentence

Spanish rapper on the run after ‘terror lyrics’ prison sentence

Image copyright YouTube/Josep Valtonyc Image caption The 24-year-old rapper Josep Miquel Arenas Beltran frequently criticises Spain’s political situation in his songs “Tomorrow is the day. Disobedience is legitimate and a duty. Here, no one surrend...
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Kevin Roberts named Sutherland’s second-in-command

Kevin Roberts named Sutherland’s second-in-command

3:25 AM ET In the midst of a cultural review following the Newlands ball-tampering fiasco, Cricket Australia has made the biggest structural change of its recent history, with the senior executive Kevin Roberts becoming the chief executive James Sutherland&#82...
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Ireland heads to polls in landmark abortion vote

Ireland heads to polls in landmark abortion vote

North Korea says still open to talks with US Read more Ireland heads to polls in landmark abortion vote Read more France, Russia vow to press coordination efforts on Syria Read more Harvey Weinstein ‘to turn himself in to NYPD’...
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Steven Smith named as marquee player for Canada T20 tournament

Steven Smith named as marquee player for Canada T20 tournament

2:45 PM ET ESPNcricinfo staff Suspended former Australia captain Steven Smith has been named as one of ten marquee players for the proposed Global T20 Canada league set to start at the end of June in Toronto. If the competition...
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MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

MH17 missile owned by Russian brigade, investigators say

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionInvestigators said they had evidence of the route taken by a Russian missile convoy The missile that downed a Malaysia Airlines flight over eastern Ukraine in 2014 belonged to a Russian brigade,...
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Sweden approves new law recognising sex without consent as rape

Sweden approves new law recognising sex without consent as rape

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Sweden’s government says most sex offences go unreported Sweden has passed a new law saying that sex without consent is rape, even when there are no threats or force involved. The new law, due...
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Macron looks for common ground with Putin on Russia trip

Macron looks for common ground with Putin on Russia trip

With relations between the West and Russia at historic lows, French President Emmanuel Macron travels to St Petersburg Thursday to seek common ground with Russian President Vladimir Putin. The talks between the two come at a crucial time for their...
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Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Trump lawyer ‘paid by Ukraine’ to arrange White House talks

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Ukrainian leader Petro Poroshenko (left) meets US President Donald Trump at the White House in June 2017 Donald Trump’s personal lawyer, Michael Cohen, received a secret payment of at least $400,000 (£300,000) ...
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Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM

Italy president names novice Giuseppe Conte as populist PM

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Giuseppe Conte has faced allegations of inflating his CV Italy’s President Sergio Mattarella has accepted a political novice as prime minister, paving the way for two populist parties to form a government. The a...
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