N.C.A.A. Men’s Tournament: No. 1 Xavier Falls in Night of Upsets

Florida State’s players were so jubilant they didn’t quite know where to go, so they ran up into the stands to shake hands with whomever they might find. The program had never beaten a No. 1 seed in the N.C.A.A. men’s basketball tournament before. But Sunday was a feeding frenzy for the underdogs in this
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Harvard-educated Liu He has been named one of China’s four vice-premiers – in charge of economic policies and financial issues. It’s a huge and high-profile job. Known affectionately by some as “Uncle He”, it’s widely rumoured Liu He has been friends with President Xi Jinping since they were teenagers. Whether that’s true or not, his
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US President Donald Trump has been warned by fellow Republicans against interfering in special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigations. It came after he attacked Mr Mueller’s inquiry into Russian interference in the 2016 US presidential election. In tweets at the weekend, Mr Trump reiterated that there had been “no collusion” between his team and Russia and
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GAZIANTEP, Turkey — Turkish-backed Syrian rebels seized control on Sunday morning of the city of Afrin, the target of a two-month military operation against Kurdish militias in the enclave in Syria. The takeover dealt a blow to Kurdish aspirations for self-administration there and added to Turkey’s growing footprint in the country. The Syrian rebel forces, which have
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