Brendan Rodgers has confirmed his interest in bringing Gylfi Sigurdsson to Liverpool but insisted his former club, Swansea City, should be given opportunity to complete the Iceland midfielder's proposed transfer.
Golf can be a humbling game, though this is clearly not enough for the masochists who run the US Open. They demand humiliation, complete and in public, and they got it on a Friday of carnage at the Olympic Club in San Francisco which saw the scoring head north and Rory McIlroy head to the airport.
When Mo Farah lined up against Kenenisa Bekele in Eugene, Oregon, two weeks ago, the race was billed as the battle of two great runners – the 5,000 metres world champion versus the legendary world record holder.
Two female US politicians were banned from addressing the Michigan house of representatives after one used the word "vagina" and the other tried to argue for regulating vasectomies during a debate over a controversial anti-abortion bill.
A group of activists from the Ukrainian feminist group Femen were reported on Friday night to have been kidnapped by unknown men in the city of Donetsk, the venue for Ukraine's Euro 2012 match against France.
Greece is in urgent need of a "pro-European" government that will navigate the country through its worst crisis in modern times, the former prime minister George Papandreou said two days before an election that has the world on tenterhooks.
Egypt is suffering under worse conditions now than under Hosni Mubarak's dictatorship, Mohamed ElBaradei has told the Guardian, and it is on the brink of allowing a "new emperor" to establish total domination over the country.
Egypt's embattled revolution faces one of its sternest tests on Saturday, as the country goes to the polls to elect its first post-Mubarak president amid a whirlwind of popular disillusionment and an unprecedented constitutional crisis.
UN monitors could be forced to abandon their mission in Syria in the face of escalating violence in the conflict between the regime and rebels, its commander signalled on Friday on another day of bloodshed and protests across the country.
Twenty years after she was awarded the Nobel peace prize, Aung San Suu Kyi has arrived in the Norwegian capital and will accept her award on Saturday.