Serbia beat Canada to advance to basketball world cup final

MANILA - The Serbia men's national basketball team is through to the final of the FIBA World Cup after a 95-86 (23-15, 29-24, 23-24, 20-23) semi-final win over Canada in Manila on Friday.

In Sunday's gold medal game, Serbia will play the winner of the other semi-final between the US and Germany.

German court rules in favor of dismissed Turkish instructor

A German court has ruled in favor of a Turkish instructor who was dismissed from her position at the police academy over her statements on alleged racism among far-right police officers in Germany.

The court deemed the non-renewal of Bahar Aslan's employment contract at the academy, which was based on her criticism of the German police, as unlawful.

US announces $1 bn to aid Ukraine as Russian strike kills at least 17

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken announced $1 billion of aid during a surprise visit Wednesday to Ukraine, which suffered a Russian strike that killed at least 17 people at a market.

The attack, which President Volodymyr Zelensky described as deliberate and "heinous", drew international condemnation from the West, including accusations of war crimes.

Tesla, Chinese brands take centre stage at Munich car show

Tesla and Chinese carmakers showed off their newest electric models at the Munich auto fair, throwing down the gauntlet to their European rivals as competition in the sector intensifies.

The industry-wide shift towards electric vehicles (EVs) was on full display on the opening day of Germany's biennial IAA mobility show, one of the world's largest.