Puerto Rico: Whitefish energy grid deal to be scrapped

Image copyrightAFPImage caption More than five weeks after Storm Maria, most Puerto Ricans are still in the dark Puerto Rico’s governor has called for the cancellation of a contract given to a tiny Montana firm to help rebuild the island’s power grid. The head of the US-controlled island’s power authority said he accepted Ricardo Rossello’s recommendation and intended to cancel the deal. The contract was given to Whitefish Energy, which

US Navy Seals 'investigated for murder over Mali army death'

Image copyrightUS Embassy, MaliImage caption Staff Sgt Melgar was found at US embassy housing in Bamako Two elite members of the US Navy are being investigated for murder after a 34-year-old special forces serviceman was found dead in Mali in June, officials have told US media. Army Staff Sergeant Logan J Melgar, from Texas, was found at US embassy housing in Mali on 4 June. Reports in US media suggest

Why David Unsworth should get the Everton job - Phil Neville

I would love to see David Unsworth get the Everton job on a permanent basis and it riles me when I see him described as not having enough experience. Unsworth has done the hard yards as a coach and has done a fantastic job with the Everton Under-23 side, where he has done everything that was asked of him. He won the Premier League 2 title with them last season

Lewis Hamilton wins fourth world title at Mexican Grand Prix

Lewis Hamilton clinched his fourth world title at the Mexican Grand Prix despite finishing only ninth after a clash with rival Sebastian Vettel. Hamilton’s achievement makes him unquestionably the most successful British Formula 1 driver in history, moving him one championship clear of Sir Jackie Stewart. He joins Vettel and Frenchman Alain Prost on four world titles, behind only Michael Schumacher, the all-time record holder on seven, and Argentine Juan

Iraqi Kurdish leader Massoud Barzani to step down

Image copyrightAFP/Getty ImagesImage caption Massoud Barzani played a prominent role in creating an autonomous Kurdish territory Iraqi Kurdish president Massoud Barzani is to step down as the region wrestles with Baghdad over independence. In a bitter TV address, he defended the independence referendum he called. An overwhelming majority of voters approved secession, triggering fighting with Iraqi government troops who seized Kurdish-held oil rich areas. As parliament debated his decision to

Lewis Hamilton: Four world titles and Ayrton Senna's speed - Michael Schumacher's record next?

Lewis Hamilton is now one of the best drivers of all time. The 32-year-old has won his fourth world title, eclipsing Sir Jackie Stewart’s record to become Britain’s most successful Formula 1 driver ever. Hamilton has his idol Ayrton Senna’s speed – but Michael Schumacher continues to dominate the statistics. The German has more titles (seven) and more wins (91) than Hamilton, but how long before the Briton catches up?

Leicester City 2-0 Everton

Jamie Vardy opened the scoring with his first goal in five games New Leicester manager Claude Puel said that victory over managerless Everton was the “perfect” way to begin his spell in charge. The former Southampton boss, appointed on Wednesday to replace the sacked Craig Shakespeare, saw Jamie Vardy finish a sweeping counter-attack and Demarai Gray benefit from a Jonjoe Kenny slice into his own net. “I saw a team

Girona 2-1 Real Madrid

Although they have never won a major trophy, Girona have won the Catalan regional title twice. They have also won the Spanish fourth tier (Tercera Division) five times and their group – although not the overall title – in both the third tier (Segunda Division B) and second tier (Segunda Division) once each Champions Real Madrid suffered an embarrassing defeat at La Liga first-timers Girona and are now eight points

Kim Jong-un makes visit to cosmetics firm with wife

Image copyrightKCNA via ReutersImage caption The broadcast on state media said his father Kim Jong-il visited the factory in 2003 North Korean leader Kim Jong-un has taken time away from the confrontation with the US and allies to visit a cosmetics factory in Pyongyang. He went to the newly renovated factory with senior party members and his rarely seen wife, Ri Sol-ju. The site was visited by his father and

May urges reform of procedures to tackle Commons abuse

Image copyrightPAImage caption Theresa May said she was “determined to protect staff who work for MPs” Theresa May has reacted to claims of harassment of staff by MPs by calling for new grievance procedures. In a letter to Commons Speaker John Bercow, the PM said the current House of Commons disciplinary regime lacked “teeth” and needed to be reformed. A mediation service should be set up for all MPs, regardless