Nike’s revenue misses estimates as rivals gain ground
Nike has lost basketball sales to Under Armour since its rival poached the NBA’s Golden State Warriors star Stephen Curry in 2013.
Trump tries to rally support for healthcare bill as US markets drop
Pressure is growing on Trump to deliver as investors become worried that a failed healthcare push could also portend trouble for promised tax. cuts
Top NSA official says telephone surveillance should have been disclosed
Richard Ledgett, who is retiring next month, said in an interview with Reuters that disclosing the secret programme would have been difficult.
South Korea’s Park goes home after 14-hour interrogation in graft probe
Prosecutors declined to comment on Tuesday whether Park would be called back for more questioning.
Trump tries to move past controversies, says he is keeping promises
President Donald Trump’s approval rating has sagged to 37%, according to a Gallup poll this week.
French minister quits over scandal as Macron’s presidency bid gathers pace
Voters rated Macron as the strongest performer of the five leading candidates who took part in the first debate of the election campaign.
North Korea has no fear of US sanctions move, will pursue nuclear arms
This includes developing a “pre-emptive first strike capability” and an inter-continental ballistic missile (ICBM).
US, UK curb electronics on planes from Middle East, North African airports
The US Department of Homeland Security said passengers travelling from those airports could not bring devices such as tablets, laptops and cameras.
Friend of South Carolina church shooter gets prison time for lying
Joey Meek told authorities Dylann Roof revealed his plot during an alcohol and drug-fuelled night about a week before the June 2015 shooting.
Namibian president calls for land expropriation
President Hage Geingob said the government should evoke part of the Constitution allowing for land expropriation with fair compensation.
Israel: Death of Hezbollah's top commander an inside job
It's claimed Mustafa Badreddine was assassinated by the Iranian-backed Lebanese group itself.
Japan's 'King Kazu' welcomes World Cup expansion
Fifa will expand the World Cup from 32 to 48 teams from 2026.
Iraqi forces try to bring civilians out of east Mosul
Iraqi officials say insurgents were also using civilians as human shields as government forces advanced.
IOC welcomes Tokyo 2020 golf venue u-turn on women
The private Kasumigaseki Country Club took the decision to change its bylaws at an extraordinary board meeting.
Trump daughter Ivanka to get West Wing office
A White House official confirmed reports that Trump's 35-year-old daughter would be getting her own space.
6,000 migrants rescued in Mediterranean as traffic grows
Some 500 migrants are believed to have drowned so far this year, including 22 deaths just reported by the Libyan coast guard.
'Gay moment' stays as Malaysia to release 'Beauty and the Beast'
Disney refused to cut a scene from the movie and local distributors asked the censor board to review its earlier decision.
GPS device to prevent false Everest claims by climbers
The data will be checked once climbers returned to Nepal to determine whether they actually topped the mountain.