28-year-old Italian swimmer pulls off white-knuckle comeback at World Championships to hand Katie Ledecky her first international individual loss

Clive Rose/Getty Katie Ledecky suffered her first individual loss at a major international meet on Wednesday at the hands of Italy’s Federica Pellegrini. Ledecky entered the 200-meter freestyle final as the favorite, as she had won 13 of 13 finals in this event during international competitions in her career. In the first 100 meters of the final, Australia’s […]

Macron says his white-knuckle handshake with Trump was a ‘moment of truth’

Thomson Reuters PARIS (AP) — French President Emmanuel Macron says his now famous white-knuckle handshake showdown with U.S. counterpart Donald Trump was “a moment of truth” — designed to show that he’s no pushover. Macron told a Sunday newspaper in France that “my handshake with him, it wasn’t innocent.” Macron added: “One must show that […]