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July 21, 2018 1:02 AM Trump and Putin 'discussed Ukraine' crisis at Helsinki summit

DONALD TRUMP discussed the Ukraine crisis with President Vladimir Putin during their private meeting, the Russian leader has told a state television channel. Last Monday’s Helsinki summit between the pair of world leaders was met with large media attention. However, the one-on-one discussions were fairly private with no officials being briefed on what had been said, as Trump 7

July 12, 2018 1:25 AM 'It was a JOKE' – Croatian defender Vida BOOED by Russians for 'glory to Ukraine' comments

CROATIAN defender Domagoj Vida was booed every time he touched the ball in the World Cup semi-final against England after shouting "glory to Ukraine" in the aftermath of his side's victory against the host nation Russia in the quarter-finals. Domagoj Vida claimed he was not trying to bring politics into football with his comments. But under FIFA rules 14

June 29, 2018 3:30 PM How do the World Cup´s last 16 compare on penalty shoot-outs?

The World Cup knockout rounds begin on Saturday after two weeks of group stage action. Here, Press Association Sport looks at each tie and the penalty shoot-out records of each competing nation. Les Bleus were the first team to lose a World Cup finals penalty shoot-out when West Germany beat them in the 1982 semi-finals. Their most famous defeat though 7

June 24, 2018 7:42 PM Nature Valley International Results

Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova, Russia, def. Sorana Cirstea, Romania, 2-6, 7-5, 6-4. Danielle Collins, United States, def. Katie Swan, Britain, 6-3, 3-6, 6-3. Svetlana Kuznetsova, Russia, def. Maria Sakkari, Greece, 6-3, 3-6, 6-4. Kateryna Bondarenko, Ukraine, def. Alizé Cornet, France, 4-6, 6-2, 6-4. Nadiia Kichenok, Ukraine, and Ekaterina Makarova, Russia 2

June 22, 2018 7:42 PM Record crowds expected at Royal International Air Tattoo

ORGANISERS of next month’s Royal International Air Tattoo at RAF Fairford are expecting record crowds, with Saturday already sold out. Last year 160,000 people went through the gates, but this year the capacity on the Friday has been increased to meet demand as the nation gears up to celebrate the RAF centenary. Among the highlights at the three-day 8

June 21, 2018 1:39 PM 5 things you may not know about Manchester United new boy Fred

Manchester United have finally announced the signing of Brazil midfielder Fred on a five-year deal from Shakhtar Donetsk. Here, Press Association Sport looks at five things you may not know about the 25-year-old Brazilian. Fred – full name Frederico Rodrigues de Paula Santos – was born in Brazil’s sixth largest city Belo Horizonte on March 5, 1993. Belo Horizonte 4

June 16, 2018 6:15 AM RAF centenary takes centre stage at Air Tattoo

One of the biggest public demonstrations of RAF air and ground capability will be on display at this year’s Royal International Air Tattoo. It forms part of international celebrations marking the Royal Air Force’s centenary. Fast jets, transport planes, surveillance and training aircraft will be joined by warbirds from the Battle of Britain Memorial 2

June 4, 2018 5:56 PM Zoo keeper sends lions scampering away in fear as he breaks up a fight in the pride using just his SLIPPER

A zoo keeper sent a dominant male lion scampering away in fear - using just his slipper. In the highly amusing video, owner Oleg Zubkov breaks up a scrap between the pride of lions at his park in Ukraine. In the footage, filmed at Tagan safari park in the Crimea, the big cats are seen picking on one of the group's smaller females. Oleg notices the dominant 3

May 26, 2018 10:40 PM Salah's World Cup in doubt as Egyptians turn on Ramos

KIEV, Ukraine (AP) - Mohamed Salah came to Kiev with dreams of Champions League and World Cup glory. He left with his arm in a sling, his Liverpool team defeated and his World Cup in jeopardy. The Egyptian was hurt when he tangled with Real Madrid captain Sergio Ramos and had to go off in the 30th minute. Veteran defender Ramos grabbed Salah chasing 2

May 23, 2018 4:51 AM Putin set to 'EXPLOIT weak' Macron as France negotiates 'without a carrot or stick'

VLADIMIR Putin is set to “exploit” a “weak” Emmanuel Macron as France desperately attempts to negotiate on matters concerning Syria, Ukraine and Iran “without a carrot or a stick”, it has been claimed. The director of the Russia centre at the Paris-based Institute for International Relations, Tatiana Kastoueva-Jean, insisted Donald Trump’s decision to remove 31