• CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 schedule (DUE 17:30GMT Graphic)
  • CONCACAF Gold Cup 2017 venues (DUE 17:30GMT Graphic)
  • Tour de France 2017 Stage profiles (update) (Graphic)
  • Tour de France 2017 stage maps (update) (Graphic)
  • Global debt surges to more than $28,000 per person (Graphic)
  • Vatican treasurer charged with sex offences (Graphic)
  • Tour de France 2017 teams (update) (Graphic)
  • U.S. sets out visa criteria (Graphic)
  • Tour de France 2017 guide with live results (update) (Interactive)
  • Tour de France 2017 route (update) (Graphic)
  • Further details: See Index for News and Sport Planners

Jul 18: Vatican treasurer to face sex charges

MELBOURNE -- Cardinal George Pell, the highest-ranking Vatican official ever charged in the Catholic Church’s sex abuse scandal, is due to appear in a Melbourne court on July 18.

Cardinal Pell, 76, who is based in the Vatican, is considered the third-ranking official in the Holy See. The Vatican treasurer has vehemently denied the accusations.


Trump travel ban comes into effect 24:00GMT

WASHINGTON -- The Trump administration’s new travel restrictions on refugees and migrants from Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan, Syria and Yemen takes effect at 20:00EST Thursday.


Venezuela Supreme Court attacked

CARACAS -- Venezuela's Supreme Court has been attacked by grenades dropped from a helicopter in what President Nicolás Maduro called a “terrorist attack.”


Islamic State militants move to Southeast Asia

MARAWI CITY -- Top U.S. military commander Admiral Harry Harris has warned the foothold so-called Islamic State has gained in Marawi City in the Philippines is a wake-up call for the region.

Britain’s biggest warship finally sets sail

ROSYTH -- The HMS Queen Elizabeth, Britain's biggest ever warship, is to begin sea trials. Once in service the ship can operate with 40 aircraft, including the F-35 joint strike fighter.


Image of U.S. has plummeted under Trump

WASHINGTON -- A survey of Trump's presidency spanning 37 nations showed U.S. favorability ratings in the rest of the world slumping to 49% from 64% at the end of Barack Obama's presidency.


Pakistan oil tanker inferno kills 153

LAHORE -- At least 153 people died and dozens were injured after a fuel tanker overturned and exploded outside the eastern city of Bahawalpur in Pakistan's Punjab province.



Aug 30: Queensferry Crossing to open

EDINBURGH -- The new Queensferry Crossing over the Firth of Forth will open on August 30 with 50,000 people walking over the £1.35 billion (€1.5bn) bridge in the opening event.

Interactive World Agenda for July

LONDON -- Events this month include the G20 summit in Hamburg, preceded by U.S. President Donald Trump’s visit to Poland. France holds Bastille Day celebrations amid tight security.


Print version of World Agenda for July

LONDON -- Venezuela’s embattled government is set to elect a constituent assembly, Dubai plans a drone taxi service and the IOC awards the 2024 and 2028 Olympic Games.

Sega launches Sega Forever classic games

LONDON -- Sega Forever is to reissue classic games from its extensive back catalogue for iOS and Android phones with five titles, including Sonic the Hedgehog, released Thursday.


Jun 29: Tenth anniversary of iPhone premiere

CUPERTINO -- On June 29, 2007, the Apple iPhone went on sale. One decade later excited voices have highlighted the sales anniversary for “something big” to happen with the iPhone.

Catalonia independence referendum in October

BARCELONA -- Catalan president, Carles Puigdemont, has called an independence referendum for October 1, challenging the Spanish government, which maintains such a vote is illegal.



Motorsports 2017


Jul 3-16: Big Four head Wimbledon seeds

LONDON -- For the first time since 2014, Andy Murray, Novak Djokovic plus the resurgent Roger Federer and Rafael Nadal head the seeds at a Grand Slam tournament.

Jun 28-29: Confederations Cup semi-finals

KAZAN -- European champions Portugal, led by Cristiano Ronaldo, take on Chile, winners of the Copa America, while world champions Germany face Gold Cup winners Mexico.


Jul 7-9: Formula 1 Austrian Grand Prix

SPIELBERG -- The gloves will be off between championship rivals Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel after an on-track clash at the Azerbaijan GP, won by Daniel Ricciardo.


Jul 1-23: Tour de France hits the road

DÜSSELDORF -- The biggest annual sporting event in the world, with more live spectators than the Olympics, sets off, finishing 3,540km and three weeks later in Paris.

Jul 20-23: The Open golf at Royal Birkdale

LIVERPOOL -- The world’s greatest golfers will converge on the north west English coast, where the renowned and challenging links course will host the Open for a tenth time.


Jun 29-Jul 2: WRC Rally Poland

MIKOLAJKI -- Featuring super-quick sandy roads that dart among the picturesque countryside of the Masurian Lake District, with stages near the Russian enclave of Kaliningrad.



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