Bibi vs. Tibi: Israel’s Netanyahu fires up base by targeting Arab lawmaker

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – “Bibi or Tibi” is the election slogan hammered home at nearly every opportunity on the campaign trail by Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Rhyming, ...

Italy plays down coronavirus risk as death toll rises, cases jump

ROME (Reuters) – Italy’s government, desperate to stave off a likely recession, played down on Thursday the gravity of an outbreak of coronavirus, the worst yet seen in Europe, ...

Coronavirus poses a logistical headache for F1 teams

LONDON (Reuters) – The coronavirus epidemic is giving Formula One teams a logistical headache as they prepare for a new season and the run of long-haul races scheduled to start ...

Laviolette to coach Team USA at hockey worlds

FILE PHOTO: Nov 29, 2019; Raleigh, NC, USA; Nashville Predators head coach Peter Laviolette looks on from behind the players bench against the Carolina Hurricanes at PNC Arena. ...

Doping: Russia’s Olympic ban appeal not heard before late April – CAS

FILE PHOTO: People gather outside the headquarters of the Olympic Committee of Russia in Moscow, Russia November 28, 2019. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina MOSCOW (Reuters) – ...

Over 100 guests cleared to leave Tenerife hotel on coronavirus lockdown

TENERIFE, Spain (Reuters) – None of the remaining 700-plus guests at a hotel in Spain’s Canary Islands on lockdown over the coronavirus have shown any symptoms of the virus ...

Athletics: British hammer thrower given four-year ban for ‘gone fishing’ lie

LONDON (Reuters) – British hammer thrower Mark Dry has been banned from all sport for four years after falsely claiming he had “gone fishing” to explain why he missed an out-of-competiton ...

Former European leaders say Trump’s Middle East peace plan akin to apartheid

LONDON (Reuters) – Fifty former European prime ministers and foreign ministers have condemned U.S. President Donald Trump’s Middle East peace plan in an open letter, saying ...

Schools shut, travel curbed as world races to fight coronavirus

SYDNEY/DUBAI (Reuters) – Governments battling coronavirus epidemics from Iran to Australia shut schools, canceled big events and stocked up on medical supplies on Thursday in ...

‘Are you real?’ Putin quashes rumors he uses a body double

Russian President Vladimir Putin attends a meeting with his Kyrgyz counterpart Sooronbay Jeenbekov at the Kremlin in Moscow, Russia February 27, 2020. REUTERS/Evgenia Novozhenina/Pool MOSCOW ...