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Trump pledged to prevent atrocities. Now he may face one on his watch.

Trump pledged to prevent atrocities. Now he may face one on his watch.

By suddenly pulling U.S. troops from northeast Syria, analysts say Trump has left the Kurdish population there — including many who fought as U.S. allies against the Islamic State terrorist group — vulnerable to invading Turkish forces. Trump didn’t help his case when, in a nod to Turkey’s view that many Kurds are terrorists, he…
Robert Lewandowski: Is the Bayern Munich player the world’s best striker right now?

Robert Lewandowski: Is the Bayern Munich player the world’s best striker right now?

No player has scored more goals than Lewandowski in 2019Every club wants a 20-goals-a-season striker but not many get one who has that many before it is even Halloween.Bayern Munich have.Robert Lewandowski scored twice as the Bundesliga giants beat Olympiakos 3-2 in the Champions League on Tuesday, taking the Poland international's tally for club and…
Pelosi drug plan hits resistance from left

Pelosi drug plan hits resistance from left

DeLauro, a close ally of Pelosi, and Rep. Katie Porter (D-Calif.) both argued during the meeting that Democrats shouldn’t water down key priorities in the bill, specifically, the number of drugs that Medicare is allowed to negotiate — a long-standing sticking point in discussions. But Pelosi and Rep. Jan Schakowsky (D-Ill.), another senior progressive, defended…
Shayne Lavery scores outrageous backheel for Linfield – BBC Sport

Shayne Lavery scores outrageous backheel for Linfield – BBC Sport

Shayne Lavery scores a sublime backheel goal en route to scoring a hat-trick as Linfield charge into a four-goal lead against Warrenpoint Town in the Irish Premiership.The Northern Ireland international beat visiting goalkeeper Berraat Turker to the ball and some quick thinking allowed the forward to score his second of the game.Lavery would complete his…
Zuckerberg says he’s willing to delay digital currency to satisfy regulators

Zuckerberg says he’s willing to delay digital currency to satisfy regulators

Zuckerberg is testifying at a critical time for Libra and for Facebook. The cryptocurrency project, first announced in June with backing from major financial industry players, lost the support of Visa, Mastercard, PayPal and other established payments and technology companies earlier this month. The companies walked back their initial commitments to join the Libra Association,…
England v New Zealand: All Blacks prepare for semi-final kicking contest

England v New Zealand: All Blacks prepare for semi-final kicking contest

Fly-half Richie Mo'unga has kicked 14 conversions and three penalties during the World CupRugby World Cup semi-final: England v New ZealandVenue: International Stadium, Yokohama Date: Saturday, 26 October Kick-off: 09:00 BSTCoverage: Full commentary on BBC Radio 5 Live, plus text updates on the BBC Sport website and app.All Blacks head coach Steve Hansen is leaving…
Republicans quit trying to rein in Trump after ‘lynching’ tweet

Republicans quit trying to rein in Trump after ‘lynching’ tweet

Sen. Tim Scott (R-S.C.), the lone African-American GOP senator, said he “wouldn’t use” the term but largely supported the president’s broader frustrations. “This is the political version of a death row trial. The president is up in arms in anger about it,” said Scott, who met privately with Trump in 2017 after the president defended…
Oscar De La Hoya: Former boxer faces sexual assault claims

Oscar De La Hoya: Former boxer faces sexual assault claims

Former world champion De La Hoya founded Golden Boy Promotions in 2002Former six-weight world champion Oscar De La Hoya has been accused of sexually assaulting a woman at his home in 2017.Court documents seen by BBC Sport state that De La Hoya, 46, faces complaints for sexual assault and battery, gender violence, negligence and the…