WASHINGTON (AP) — A U.S. website that monitors North Korea's weapons development says the isolated nation may be building a new submarine for launching missiles.
The top U.N. human rights forum agreed on Friday to set up a commission of inquiry to identify perpetrators of alleged international crimes in Burundi, including killings and torture, and ensure that they are brought to justice. The 47-member state forum adopted a resolution submitted by the European Union by a vote of 19 states in favour and 7 against with 21 abstentions. Burundi's delegation took the floor after the vote to reject the resolution as containing "a lot of lies" about the situation in the central African country which it said had stabilised.
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — A top North Carolina legislator is warning that a judge likely will force Charlotte's mayor to release all videos chronicling an officer's fatal shooting of a black man last week unless she makes them public before a new law takes effect Saturday.
STAFFORD, Va. (AP) — A Virginia woman says she received more than 13,000 text messages and 600 calls after C-SPAN accidentally plastered her number on TV during the presidential debate.
BUCHAREST, Romania (AP) — Romania's culture minister says the public has donated much less than needed to buy a nationally treasured work by sculptor Constantin Brancusi.
BERLIN (AP) — After 12 years of hurtling through space in pursuit of a comet, the Rosetta probe ended its mission Friday with a slow-motion crash onto the icy surface of the alien world it was sent out to study.
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Jordan Spieth predicted victory alongside Patrick Reed over Justin Rose and Henrik Stenson in Friday's opening Ryder Cup match while Rory McIlroy said a win would carry extra importance. The 41st biennial US-Europe team golf showdown begins Friday at Hazeltine with four morning alternate shot foursomes matches, with Spieth and Reed out first for the Americans. "We believe in ourselves and we will go out there and get our job done and put a point on the board for the United States," Spieth said.
By Karolos Grohmann BERLIN (Reuters) - The sport of athletics will witness a 20 percent rise in television viewing figures at the first multi-sports European Championships in 2018, the continent's athletics chief Svein Arne Hansen said on Friday. The new European Championships will combine the separate continental championships of seven sports into one event, hoping to become the top multi-sports competition in Europe ahead of the struggling European Games. For athletics we expect 20 percent more viewers (than at the traditional single-sport European athletics championships)," Hansen, European athletics association president, told Reuters in an interview.
A veteran US team is seeking to finally end its misery and reclaim the Ryder Cup while a talented but largely untested European outfit hopes to wreak havoc in the American heartland. The anticipation is building for the 41st Ryder Cup which tees off Friday morning with alternate shot foursomes followed by afternoon four-ball matches. "Any time I can wear red, white and blue, it means everything," American Patrick Reed said on Thursday.
By Mark Lamport-Stokes CHASKA, Minnesota (Reuters) - England's Justin Rose struck the first shot of the 41st Ryder Cup on a chilly Friday, finding the fairway off the tee at the par-four opening hole to launch the morning's foursomes matches before the U.S. took early control. Olympic champion Rose partnered British Open winner Henrik Stenson for holders Europe in the alternate-shot format while Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed led off for the United States in a mouth-watering matchup for the first of four encounters. Rose, Stenson and Spieth were all dressed warmly in the crisp, overcast conditions but the burly Reed was in short sleeves when he teed off first for the U.S. and split the fairway.
(Reuters) - Lawyers for Pete Rose have sent a letter to the Baseball Hall of Fame seeking a rule amendment that would clear the way for Major League Baseball's all-time hits leader to be considered for induction into the shrine. Jon Shestakofsky, spokesman for the National Baseball Hall of Fame located in Cooperstown, New York confirmed to Reuters that Hall president Jeff Idelson had received a letter from Rose's attorneys on Thursday but was out of the office and has not yet seen it. Rose has been ineligible for Hall of Fame consideration since being banned in 1989 for allegedly gambling on games while playing for and managing the Cincinnati Reds.
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