French yachtsman, 62, wins transatlantic race in record time

French yachtsman, 62, wins transatlantic race in record time

French yachtsman Francis Joyon, 62, won the Route du Rhum transatlantic race in record time on Sunday, outpacing young competitor Francois Gabart in a nail-biting final lap around Guadeloupe's main island.

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

One dead as accident mars fourth leg of Volvo Ocean Race

A collision between a fishing boat and the American-Danish team during the fourth leg of the Volvo Ocean Race left one man dead, police said Saturday, overshadowing a historic victory ...

Around the world in 42 days: Frenchman smashes solo sailing record

Around the world in 42 days: Frenchman smashes solo sailing record

Frenchman Francois Gabart smashed the world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the globe on Sunday, completing the mammoth feat in 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

Erdogan warns scholars who criticised policies

Erdogan warns scholars who criticised policies

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has launched a blistering attack on academics who criticised his policies in the Kurdish-dominated southeast, warning that they would pay a price after falling into a “pit of treachery”.