Francois Hollande will try to unseat France's conservative President Nicolas Sarkozy and return a Socialist to the Elysee Palace for the first time in 17 years in an election just over six months from now.
South Africa's Craig Joubert has been named to referee the Rugby World Cup final between New Zealand and France at Eden Park on Sunday, tournament officials said today.
Captain Robin van Persie struck twice to inspire Arsenal to a much-needed 2-1 victory over Sunderland on Sunday while Newcastle United scored late to maintain their unbeaten Premier League record with a 2-2 draw at home to Tottenham Hotspur.
A swashbuckling eighth-wicket partnership of 64 from 30 balls between Wayne Parnell and Juan Theron propelled South Africa to an unlikely three-wicket victory over Australia in the second Twenty 20 international on Sunday.
Former IMF chief Dominique Strauss-Kahn wants to speak to investigators looking into an alleged prostitution ring in a northern French city in response to media reports he was involved, his lawyer said on Sunday.
Brutal efficiency and relentless pace from the New Zealand All Blacks has set up a repeat of the 1987 World Cup final against France.
Welsh captain Sam Warburton was banned for three weeks today for the dangerous tackle that earned him a red card in Wales's rugby World Cup semi-final defeat to France.
New Zealand know they face a game like no other when they take on fierce rivals Australia in the rugby World Cup semi-final tomorrow, but captain Richie McCaw is determined not to let the emotion and excitement interfere with the All Blacks' build-up.
Wales scrumhalf Mike Phillips cursed his team's bad luck after skipper Sam Warburton was sent off in the first quarter of their loss to France in the World Cup semi-final but said they still should have won.
Hundreds of hooded, masked protesters have rampaged through Rome in some of the worst violence in the Italian capital for years, torching cars and breaking windows during a larger peaceful protest against elites blamed for economic downturn.
Manchester City went top of the Premier League when they beat Aston Villa 4-1 at the Etihad Stadium on Saturday after Manchester United dropped two points in a 1-1 draw at Liverpool.
Protesters worldwide have geared up for a cry of rage against bankers, financiers and politicians they accuse of ruining global economies and condemning millions to poverty and hardship through greed.
Australia fullback Kurtley Beale has failed to prove his fitness and will miss the World Cup semi-final against New Zealand at Eden Park tomorrow.
Australia fullback Kurtley Beale was given 24 hours on Friday to prove his fitness for Sunday's World Cup semi-final against New Zealand as the relentless pressures of tournament rugby took their toll on the remaining four teams.
A 65-year-old quadruple amputee has received two new hands in a rare double transplant operation at Boston's Brigham and Women's Hospital.
Apple Inc's latest iPhone went on sale in stores across the globe today, with fans snapping up the final gadget unveiled during Steve Jobs' lifetime, many buying the phone as a tribute to the former Apple boss.
Australia enter the All Blacks' Auckland fortress on Sunday under a New Zealand-born coach who is plotting the end of a dream for the rugby World Cup hosts in the second of the weekend's semi-finals.
Wallabies Pat McCabe and Sekope Peku could be forgiven for blanching at the prospect of facing the All Blacks in the World Cup semi-finals having just nursed themselves back to health after a bruising encounter with the Springboks last weekend.
Australia coach Robbie Deans has named injured fullback Kurtley Beale in an unchanged starting side for the Wallabies' Rugby World Cup semifinal against New Zealand at Eden Park on Sunday.
England's performances on and off the field at the Rugby World Cup and the whole structure of the Rugby Football Union (RFU) will be picked apart over the coming weeks in yet another series of reviews.