By Alexei Anishchuk LAURA Russia (Reuters) - Russian President Vladimir Putin accused the United States on Friday of endangering global security by imposing a "unilateral diktat" on the rest of the world and shifted blame for the Ukraine crisis onto the West. In a 40-minute diatribe against the West that was reminiscent of the Cold War and underlined the depth of the rift between Moscow and the West, Putin also denied trying to rebuild the Soviet empire at the expense of Russia's neighbors. ...
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique has confirmed that Luis Suarez will make his long-awaited debut for the club in Saturday's first El Clasico of the season away to Real Madrid. Suarez has been restricted to friendly matches since sealing a £75 million ($127 million, 95 million euros) move from Liverpool after receiving a four-month ban for biting Italian defender Giorgio Chiellini at the World Cup. "He will have some minutes for sure," Enrique told a press conference on Thursday.
TUNIS, Tunisia (AP) — Tunisian counterterrorism forces stormed a home in a Tunis suburb on Friday after a 24-hour standoff, killing six people and seriously wounding a child, an official said.
A last-minute increased offer by Brazilian juice exporter Cutrale Group and investment bank Safra derailed banana giant Chiquita's plans to merge with European rival Fyffe's on Friday. Chiquita shareholders voted down the merger, which would have created the world's largest banana trader, opening the way for the Brazilian duo to take over the iconic US firm in a deal worth more than $680 million. A takeover would propel Cutrale, which claims a one-third share of the $5 billion global orange juice market, into the top ranks in the global fruit and vegetable trade. Chiquita and Fyffes had announced their deal in March, with the US company aiming to reap the tax advantages of moving its domicile to Fyffe's home base in Ireland in a controversial inversion deal.