The furore facing the South Korean technology group Samsung came after BTS band member Kim Nam-joon, known as RM, commented on the 70th anniversary of the Korean war. Photograph: EPA

Samsung has withdrawn products branded with K-pop superstars BTS from online platforms in China after a band member’s comments on the Korean war spark(...)

Rusten Sheskey, the officer who shot  Jacob Blake several times in the back. Photograph: Kenosha Police Department

The FBI has opened a civil rights investigation into the police shooting of a black man in the Wisconsin city of Kenosha, as a suspect remained in cus(...)

Positive coronavirus tests on the Miami Marlins threatened to derail the MLB season days after it began. File photograph: EPA

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred defended the sport’s Covid-19 safety protocols on Monday as positive coronavirus tests on the Miami Ma(...)

Lionel Messi in FC Barcelona colours. The club has withdrawn the defective jerseys before they could go on sale to fans. Photograph: Getty

FC Barcelona is set to pursue Nike for compensation after discovering a defect with new football kits made by the US sportswear maker, resulting in th(...)

The NBA’s board of governors has approved a 22-team format for restarting the season in late July. Photograph: Getty Images

The National Basketball Association is set to become the first major North American sports league to resume play after the league’s board of governors(...)

Bagpipers march on 5th Avenue during the annual in New York City during the 2019 St Patrick’s Day Parade. Photograph: Johannes Eisele/AFP/Getty

The St Patrick’s Day parade in New York City and the shamrock cermemony in the White House have been cancelled because of the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

Billionaire John Catsimatidis used Clearview to surveil shoppers at a grocery store he owns, and to identify a man he saw on a date with his daughter. Photograph: the New York Times

One Tuesday night in October 2018, John Catsimatidis, the billionaire owner of the Gristedes grocery store chain, was having dinner at Cipriani, an up(...)

US president Donald Trump gives an address to the nation from the Oval Office of the White House in Washington. Photograph: Doug Mills/Pool via Reuters

US president Donald Trump announced a 30-day ban on all non-US travellers entering America from Europe, with some exceptions, in a dramatic escalation(...)

In 2009 Kobe Bryant of the Los Angeles Lakers celebrates victory with his family following game five of the NBA Finals. Photograph: Getty Images

Kobe Bryant, a global icon for the National Basketball Association, died in a California helicopter crash Sunday, according to news reports. He was 41(...)

US secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in support of Mesut Özil’s broadside against Beijing, ‘ truth will prevail’.

US secretary of state Mike Pompeo on Tuesday came out in support of Arsenal player Mesut Özil for his criticism of China’s treatment of ethnic Uighur (...)

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