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03/29/2017 - 21:18

No turning back: Britain launches EU exit process

Britain launched the historic process of leaving the EU on Wednesday, saying there was "no turning back", but its European partners were quick to warn of the difficult path ahead.

No turning back: Britain launches EU exit process

Britain launched the historic process of leaving the EU on Wednesday, saying there was "no turning back", but its European partners were quick to warn of the difficult path ahead.


03/29/2017 - 22:08

Evacuation deal reached for Syrian towns

Four Syrian towns are to be evacuated under an agreement between pro-government forces and rebels, in the latest of a series of deals to end crippling years-long sieges.

Evacuation deal reached for Syrian towns

Four Syrian towns are to be evacuated under an agreement between pro-government forces and rebels, in the latest of a series of deals to end crippling years-long sieges.


03/29/2017 - 14:44

Australian military mobilises to help cyclone-ravaged region

Towns remained cut off in northern Australia Wednesday after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses, as the military mobilised to help with the clean-up.

Australian military mobilises to help cyclone-ravaged region

Towns remained cut off in northern Australia Wednesday after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses, as the military mobilised to help with the clean-up.


03/29/2017 - 14:01

Bob Dylan finally to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

Music icon Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it announced Wednesday.

Bob Dylan finally to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

Music icon Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it announced Wednesday.


03/29/2017 - 22:10

Mexican president says seeking 'new relationship' with US

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday he is working on "a new relationship" with the US and thanked Latin American neighbors for support as Mexico faces "big challenges" with its vital trading partner.

Mexican president says seeking 'new relationship' with US

Mexican President Enrique Pena Nieto said Wednesday he is working on "a new relationship" with the US and thanked Latin American neighbors for support as Mexico faces "big challenges" with its vital trading partner.


03/29/2017 - 21:49

Brazil aerospace sector seeks to dodge economic turbulence

Rio de Janeiro hosted its first air show Wednesday in hopes of showcasing the aerospace industry's ability to fly out of the economic storm lashing Brazil.

Brazil aerospace sector seeks to dodge economic turbulence

Rio de Janeiro hosted its first air show Wednesday in hopes of showcasing the aerospace industry's ability to fly out of the economic storm lashing Brazil.


03/29/2017 - 21:48

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall and a corruption scandal.

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall and a corruption scandal.


03/29/2017 - 20:33

Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

The world's top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after Lionel Messi's suspension and a humiliating defeat to Bolivia.

Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

The world's top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after Lionel Messi's suspension and a humiliating defeat to Bolivia.

03/29/2017 - 21:48

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall and a corruption scandal.

Samsung eyes rebound with Galaxy S8 phones, virtual assistant

Samsung on Wednesday unveiled its new Galaxy S8 smartphones, incorporating the virtual assistant Bixby, as the market leader seeks to rebound from a chaotic handset recall and a corruption scandal.


03/29/2017 - 20:48

US Fed official favors 4 interest rate hikes this year

A US central banker said on Wednesday he favors four increases in the key interest rate this year, one more than projected by the majority of Federal Reserve policymakers.

US Fed official favors 4 interest rate hikes this year

A US central banker said on Wednesday he favors four increases in the key interest rate this year, one more than projected by the majority of Federal Reserve policymakers.


03/29/2017 - 18:26

Freed from prison, Iceland's ex-bankers want vindication

Once reviled symbols of rogue capitalism, Iceland's ex-bankers now say they were scapegoats: jailed for their roles in the 2008 financial crisis, they're taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.

Freed from prison, Iceland's ex-bankers want vindication

Once reviled symbols of rogue capitalism, Iceland's ex-bankers now say they were scapegoats: jailed for their roles in the 2008 financial crisis, they're taking their cases to the European Court of Human Rights.


03/29/2017 - 21:01

India's parliament passes key tax reform bills

India's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed four supporting bills that will pave the way for a landmark tax reform and transform the world's fastest growing economy into a common market.

India's parliament passes key tax reform bills

India's lower house of parliament on Wednesday passed four supporting bills that will pave the way for a landmark tax reform and transform the world's fastest growing economy into a common market.


03/29/2017 - 17:42

AFPTV and BBC sign multi-year agreement

The BBC has selected AFPTV, the video news division of AFP, as a key supplier under a multi-year agreement announced on Wednesday.

AFPTV and BBC sign multi-year agreement

The BBC has selected AFPTV, the video news division of AFP, as a key supplier under a multi-year agreement announced on Wednesday.


03/29/2017 - 22:16

Santander USA to pay $26 mn in subprime auto settlement

Santander will pay about $26 million to settle charges it engaged in predatory subprime auto lending and loan securitization in the US states of Massachusetts and Delaware.

Santander USA to pay $26 mn in subprime auto settlement

Santander will pay about $26 million to settle charges it engaged in predatory subprime auto lending and loan securitization in the US states of Massachusetts and Delaware.


03/29/2017 - 21:49

Brazil aerospace sector seeks to dodge economic turbulence

Rio de Janeiro hosted its first air show Wednesday in hopes of showcasing the aerospace industry's ability to fly out of the economic storm lashing Brazil.

Brazil aerospace sector seeks to dodge economic turbulence

Rio de Janeiro hosted its first air show Wednesday in hopes of showcasing the aerospace industry's ability to fly out of the economic storm lashing Brazil.


03/29/2017 - 15:15

EU divorce bill that could sink Brexit deal

As with most divorces, Britain's negotiations with the EU after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the Brexit process could rapidly turn nasty over money.

EU divorce bill that could sink Brexit deal

As with most divorces, Britain's negotiations with the EU after Prime Minister Theresa May triggered the Brexit process could rapidly turn nasty over money.

03/29/2017 - 16:48

Messi ban 'totally disproportionate' - Barcelona

Lionel Messi's four-match international ban for swearing at an assistant referee was "unfair and totally disproportionate", his Spanish club Barcelona said Wednesday.

Messi ban 'totally disproportionate' - Barcelona

Lionel Messi's four-match international ban for swearing at an assistant referee was "unfair and totally disproportionate", his Spanish club Barcelona said Wednesday.


03/29/2017 - 18:24

Cool Medvedeva stays top in Helsinki

Russian starlet Evgenia Medvedeva coolly fired the first shot in her women's title defence by leading Wednesday's short programme at the world figure skating championships in Helsinki.

Cool Medvedeva stays top in Helsinki

Russian starlet Evgenia Medvedeva coolly fired the first shot in her women's title defence by leading Wednesday's short programme at the world figure skating championships in Helsinki.


03/29/2017 - 20:33

Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

The world's top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after Lionel Messi's suspension and a humiliating defeat to Bolivia.

Crisis-hit Argentina risk missing World Cup

The world's top-ranked football nation Argentina risk failing to qualify for the World Cup for the first time since 1970 after Lionel Messi's suspension and a humiliating defeat to Bolivia.


03/29/2017 - 22:12

Grenoble lift suspensions of six accused of rape

French Top 14 outfit Grenoble lifted a suspension on Wednesday against six players who were accused of rape, citing presumption of innocence amidst an ongoing investigation.

Grenoble lift suspensions of six accused of rape

French Top 14 outfit Grenoble lifted a suspension on Wednesday against six players who were accused of rape, citing presumption of innocence amidst an ongoing investigation.


03/29/2017 - 22:06

South African coach Domingo undecided about future

South African coach Russell Domingo is uncertain about his future and said Thursday he has not yet decided whether he will apply to renew his contract after the July-August Test series in England.

South African coach Domingo undecided about future

South African coach Russell Domingo is uncertain about his future and said Thursday he has not yet decided whether he will apply to renew his contract after the July-August Test series in England.


03/29/2017 - 21:10

Two out, two in for France Davis Cup team

Julien Benneteau and Jeremy Chardy will replace the injured duo of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Gael Monfils for the Davis Cup quarter-final against Britain next month.

Two out, two in for France Davis Cup team

Julien Benneteau and Jeremy Chardy will replace the injured duo of Pierre-Hugues Herbert and Gael Monfils for the Davis Cup quarter-final against Britain next month.


03/29/2017 - 19:32

Spieth, Mickelson among Masters hopefuls at Houston Open

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion who bungled a repeat bid, begin play Thursday at the PGA Houston Open with the Masters looming next week.

Spieth, Mickelson among Masters hopefuls at Houston Open

Five-time major winner Phil Mickelson and Jordan Spieth, the 2015 Masters champion who bungled a repeat bid, begin play Thursday at the PGA Houston Open with the Masters looming next week.


03/29/2017 - 19:52

Sevilla ordered to close terrace over Ramos abuse

Obscene chants from Sevilla fans targeting former favourite Sergio Ramos earned the La Liga team a one-match partial stadium closure, Spanish football authorities ruled on Wednesday.

Sevilla ordered to close terrace over Ramos abuse

Obscene chants from Sevilla fans targeting former favourite Sergio Ramos earned the La Liga team a one-match partial stadium closure, Spanish football authorities ruled on Wednesday.

03/29/2017 - 17:25

N.W.A, Bowie to be preserved by US Library of Congress

Gangsta rappers N.W.A's seminal debut, David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" album and the signature song from "The Wizard of Oz" will be preserved for posterity by the US Library of Congress.

N.W.A, Bowie to be preserved by US Library of Congress

Gangsta rappers N.W.A's seminal debut, David Bowie's "Ziggy Stardust" album and the signature song from "The Wizard of Oz" will be preserved for posterity by the US Library of Congress.


03/29/2017 - 14:01

Bob Dylan finally to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

Music icon Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it announced Wednesday.

Bob Dylan finally to receive Nobel prize in Stockholm

Music icon Bob Dylan will finally receive his Nobel Literature Prize this weekend at a meeting with the Swedish Academy in Stockholm, it announced Wednesday.


03/29/2017 - 15:28

French 'human hen' artist has a crack at hatching eggs

The French artist who spent a week entombed inside a rock began an even more bizarre feat Wednesday -- sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.

French 'human hen' artist has a crack at hatching eggs

The French artist who spent a week entombed inside a rock began an even more bizarre feat Wednesday -- sitting on a dozen eggs until they hatch.


03/29/2017 - 18:59

Cannes festival accused of airbrushing star's thighs

The official poster for this year's Cannes film festival sparked an outcry Wednesday over claims that Italian actress Claudia Cardinale's thighs had been airbrushed to make them thinner.

Cannes festival accused of airbrushing star's thighs

The official poster for this year's Cannes film festival sparked an outcry Wednesday over claims that Italian actress Claudia Cardinale's thighs had been airbrushed to make them thinner.


03/29/2017 - 08:10

Studios sprinkle stardust on CinemaCon

Some of Hollywood's biggest movie studios took center stage at the CinemaCon on Tuesday -- wheeling out a vast array of stars to promote their upcoming slates of blockbusters.

Studios sprinkle stardust on CinemaCon

Some of Hollywood's biggest movie studios took center stage at the CinemaCon on Tuesday -- wheeling out a vast array of stars to promote their upcoming slates of blockbusters.


03/29/2017 - 05:15

Sweden in suspense over Bob Dylan's Nobel lecture

"Whoever it is that listens to my songs owes me nothing," Bob Dylan said in a 1966 interview, half a century before winning the Nobel Literature Prize last year.

Sweden in suspense over Bob Dylan's Nobel lecture

"Whoever it is that listens to my songs owes me nothing," Bob Dylan said in a 1966 interview, half a century before winning the Nobel Literature Prize last year.


03/28/2017 - 16:40

For Sex Pistol Lydon, world was overdue for 'shake-up'

Political events lately had been unimaginable to many -- Britain is leaving the European Union and Donald Trump is president of the United States. One person less surprised is John Lydon.

For Sex Pistol Lydon, world was overdue for 'shake-up'

Political events lately had been unimaginable to many -- Britain is leaving the European Union and Donald Trump is president of the United States. One person less surprised is John Lydon.


03/29/2017 - 19:59

Eagles to reunite for latest US mega-festival

The Eagles will play their first full concert since the death of co-founder Glenn Frey as they headline the latest festival of mega-stars from classic rock.

Eagles to reunite for latest US mega-festival

The Eagles will play their first full concert since the death of co-founder Glenn Frey as they headline the latest festival of mega-stars from classic rock.

03/29/2017 - 14:44

Australian military mobilises to help cyclone-ravaged region

Towns remained cut off in northern Australia Wednesday after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses, as the military mobilised to help with the clean-up.

Australian military mobilises to help cyclone-ravaged region

Towns remained cut off in northern Australia Wednesday after being pummelled by a powerful cyclone that washed battered yachts ashore and ripped roofs off houses, as the military mobilised to help with the clean-up.


03/29/2017 - 12:33

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall

The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants.

Hope for elephants as ivory prices fall

The price of ivory has fallen by nearly two-thirds in the last three years, according to research conducted in China and published Wednesday by the conservation group Save the Elephants.


03/29/2017 - 12:15

China calls on US to honour climate commitments

China on Wednesday called on the US to honour its commitments to tackle climate change, after President Donald Trump moved to roll back American emissions targets set by his predecessor Barack Obama.

China calls on US to honour climate commitments

China on Wednesday called on the US to honour its commitments to tackle climate change, after President Donald Trump moved to roll back American emissions targets set by his predecessor Barack Obama.


03/29/2017 - 13:37

Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained

What's the difference between birds that get killed by cars, and those that don't?

Birds hit by cars are, well, bird-brained

What's the difference between birds that get killed by cars, and those that don't?


03/29/2017 - 11:52

Hong Kong convicts two over ivory using radiocarbon dating

A Hong Kong court has convicted two people of illegally possessing ivory chopsticks after radiocarbon dating proved the items were produced after 1990 and therefore unlawful, the government said Wednesday.

Hong Kong convicts two over ivory using radiocarbon dating

A Hong Kong court has convicted two people of illegally possessing ivory chopsticks after radiocarbon dating proved the items were produced after 1990 and therefore unlawful, the government said Wednesday.


03/29/2017 - 08:30

California prepares for war with Trump over environment

California, one of the most progressive in the US on climate issues, is heading toward a legal showdown with the Trump administration over its environmental policies.

California prepares for war with Trump over environment

California, one of the most progressive in the US on climate issues, is heading toward a legal showdown with the Trump administration over its environmental policies.


03/29/2017 - 21:18

London, Paris, Seoul launch 'name-and-shame' polluting car index

The mayors of Paris, London and Seoul on Wednesday launched an initiative to rate the most polluting vehicles in a bid to keep them off the roads of their cities.

London, Paris, Seoul launch 'name-and-shame' polluting car index

The mayors of Paris, London and Seoul on Wednesday launched an initiative to rate the most polluting vehicles in a bid to keep them off the roads of their cities.


03/29/2017 - 19:51

On Siberia native land, oil doesn't take 'no' for an answer

The Sopochin family has seen oil majors gradually encroach on the land in Siberia where they have herded reindeer for generations, but the latest project has made them draw the line.

On Siberia native land, oil doesn't take 'no' for an answer

The Sopochin family has seen oil majors gradually encroach on the land in Siberia where they have herded reindeer for generations, but the latest project has made them draw the line.

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