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05/21/2018 - 15:45

US will put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.

US will put 'unprecedented financial pressure' on Iran: Pompeo

The United States will increase the financial pressure on Iran with the "strongest sanctions in history," after Washington pulled out of the 2015 nuclear deal with Tehran, Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 15:40

Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future

Venezuela was facing the threat of fresh international sanctions and intensified domestic unrest Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's re-election in a vote rejected by the opposition as a farce.

Maduro wins disputed vote as Venezuela mulls bleak future

Venezuela was facing the threat of fresh international sanctions and intensified domestic unrest Monday following President Nicolas Maduro's re-election in a vote rejected by the opposition as a farce.


05/21/2018 - 15:36

Syria says capital 'completely secure', IS ousted

Syria's army said Monday it was in full control of the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major milestone in the seven-year war.

Syria says capital 'completely secure', IS ousted

Syria's army said Monday it was in full control of the capital Damascus and its outskirts after ousting the Islamic State group, marking a major milestone in the seven-year war.


05/21/2018 - 13:25

Markets mostly rise as Beijing and Washington avert trade war

Asian and European markets mostly rose Monday after the US and China said they had agreed to hold off imposing tariffs, averting a damaging trade war, at least for now.

Markets mostly rise as Beijing and Washington avert trade war

Asian and European markets mostly rose Monday after the US and China said they had agreed to hold off imposing tariffs, averting a damaging trade war, at least for now.


05/21/2018 - 12:08

New death in DR Congo Ebola outbreak -- toll at 26

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26 after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Monday.

New death in DR Congo Ebola outbreak -- toll at 26

The death toll from the Ebola outbreak in the Democratic Republic of Congo has risen to 26 after a person died in the northwest city of Mbandaka, Health Minister Oly Ilunga said on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 11:28

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted leader Najib Razak.

Malaysia sets up task force to probe 1MDB scandal

Malaysia on Monday set up a task force to probe allegations that billions of dollars were looted from sovereign wealth fund 1MDB in an audacious fraud overseen by ousted leader Najib Razak.


05/21/2018 - 10:56

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.

More IS fighters leave Damascus district: monitor

A second batch of fighters from the Islamic State jihadist group left their final Damascus stronghold overnight, a monitor said Monday, bringing the Syrian regime closer to a major milestone.


05/21/2018 - 09:54

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

Authorities in Hawaii have warned of dangerous "laze" fumes as molten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano reached the Pacific Ocean.

Dangerous 'laze' forms as Hawaii volcano lava reaches ocean

Authorities in Hawaii have warned of dangerous "laze" fumes as molten lava from the erupting Kilauea volcano reached the Pacific Ocean.


05/21/2018 - 09:00

Venezuela: timeline of Maduro's rocky presidency

Here is a look back at the major events in the turbulent rule of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who sealed a second six-year term on Sunday which will keep him in the presidency until 2025.

Venezuela: timeline of Maduro's rocky presidency

Here is a look back at the major events in the turbulent rule of Venezuela's Nicolas Maduro, who sealed a second six-year term on Sunday which will keep him in the presidency until 2025.


05/21/2018 - 08:16

Venezuela's Maduro still standing after five turbulent years

One year ago few could see crisis-beset Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro re-elected for a second term -- and yet on Sunday he powered to another six-year mandate, giving him a stranglehold on the presidency until 2025.

Venezuela's Maduro still standing after five turbulent years

One year ago few could see crisis-beset Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro re-elected for a second term -- and yet on Sunday he powered to another six-year mandate, giving him a stranglehold on the presidency until 2025.


05/21/2018 - 07:20

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.


05/21/2018 - 06:09

Japan-US trade surplus edges up in April

Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the US edged up in April, government data showed Monday, after Tokyo warned it may take retaliatory measures against US tariffs.

Japan-US trade surplus edges up in April

Japan's politically sensitive trade surplus with the US edged up in April, government data showed Monday, after Tokyo warned it may take retaliatory measures against US tariffs.


05/21/2018 - 05:47

Nearly a year since fall of Iraq's Mosul, hunt for bodies goes on

Atop an enormous mound of rubble under blistering sun in Iraq's second city Mosul, fire crews and police chip away at a grim but vital task.

Nearly a year since fall of Iraq's Mosul, hunt for bodies goes on

Atop an enormous mound of rubble under blistering sun in Iraq's second city Mosul, fire crews and police chip away at a grim but vital task.


05/21/2018 - 05:33

From Allegri to Benevento: Tops and flops in the 2017/18 Serie A season

The 2017/18 Italian Serie A season finished on Sunday with Juventus crowned champions for the seventh straight year and 34th time in their history.

From Allegri to Benevento: Tops and flops in the 2017/18 Serie A season

The 2017/18 Italian Serie A season finished on Sunday with Juventus crowned champions for the seventh straight year and 34th time in their history.


05/21/2018 - 05:19

Migrant door barely ajar as populists prepare to rule Italy

The impending arrival of an anti- establishment, far- right government in Italy heralds even more controversy over how to deal with the flow of migrants as it raises the spectre of mass expulsions.

Migrant door barely ajar as populists prepare to rule Italy

The impending arrival of an anti- establishment, far- right government in Italy heralds even more controversy over how to deal with the flow of migrants as it raises the spectre of mass expulsions.


05/21/2018 - 05:11

Germany's Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

Tucked away in the picturesque German city of Ludwigsburg, a tiny team of investigators tracks the last surviving Nazi war criminals across the globe and through the better part of a century, in an urgent race against time.

Germany's Nazi hunters in final straight of race against time

Tucked away in the picturesque German city of Ludwigsburg, a tiny team of investigators tracks the last surviving Nazi war criminals across the globe and through the better part of a century, in an urgent race against time.


05/21/2018 - 04:38

Wise seizes first US PGA Tour title at Byron Nelson

Aaron Wise claimed his first US PGA Tour title Sunday, firing six birdies in a six-under 66 to win the Byron Nelson by three strokes over Australian Marc Leishman.

Wise seizes first US PGA Tour title at Byron Nelson

Aaron Wise claimed his first US PGA Tour title Sunday, firing six birdies in a six-under 66 to win the Byron Nelson by three strokes over Australian Marc Leishman.


05/21/2018 - 04:03

Trump 'demands' probe of alleged spying on his campaign

US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, prompting it to announce it would look into those issues.

Trump 'demands' probe of alleged spying on his campaign

US President Donald Trump demanded Sunday that the Justice Department investigate whether his presidential campaign was "infiltrated" or spied on for political purposes, prompting it to announce it would look into those issues.


05/21/2018 - 02:02

In breakthrough, surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again.

In breakthrough, surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again.


05/21/2018 - 02:02

Relaxed Tuchel embraces PSG challenge

Paris Saint-Germain did not waste time turning the page on Unai Emery's time in charge, and the arrival of the fresh-faced Thomas Tuchel marks the start of a new era.

Relaxed Tuchel embraces PSG challenge

Paris Saint-Germain did not waste time turning the page on Unai Emery's time in charge, and the arrival of the fresh-faced Thomas Tuchel marks the start of a new era.


05/21/2018 - 02:02

Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said.

Trump, Moon discuss N. Korea's threat to scrap summit

US President Donald Trump and South Korean President Moon Jae-in on Sunday discussed North Korea's recent threats to cancel its unprecedented summit with Washington, Seoul's presidential office said.


05/21/2018 - 02:01

Iniesta and Torres depart Barcelona and Atletico in style

Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.

Iniesta and Torres depart Barcelona and Atletico in style

Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.


05/21/2018 - 02:00

Nicaraguan protesters accuse government of breaching truce

Nicaraguans were back on the streets in their thousands on Sunday to protest what they called a government breach of a two-day truce agreed during Church-mediated peace talks.

Nicaraguan protesters accuse government of breaching truce

Nicaraguans were back on the streets in their thousands on Sunday to protest what they called a government breach of a two-day truce agreed during Church-mediated peace talks.


05/21/2018 - 01:59

Russia election meddling probe may end by September 1: Giuliani

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign could end by September 1.

Russia election meddling probe may end by September 1: Giuliani

Donald Trump's lawyer Rudy Giuliani says the investigation into Russian interference in the 2016 election and possible collusion with Trump's campaign could end by September 1.


05/21/2018 - 01:17

Erdogan holds controversial election rally in Bosnia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Sarajevo at his only election rally outside Turkey after other European countries banned such events.

Erdogan holds controversial election rally in Bosnia

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday addressed thousands of expatriate Turks in Sarajevo at his only election rally outside Turkey after other European countries banned such events.


05/21/2018 - 01:15

US, China back off on tariffs, easing trade tensions

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed Sunday that Washington and Beijing have agreed to back off from imposing tariffs on each other, a day after reaching an accord on slashing the American trade deficit with China.

US, China back off on tariffs, easing trade tensions

US Treasury Secretary Steven Mnuchin confirmed Sunday that Washington and Beijing have agreed to back off from imposing tariffs on each other, a day after reaching an accord on slashing the American trade deficit with China.


05/20/2018 - 21:56

Texans turn to God as school rocked by latest shooting

Grief-stricken families in southwestern Texas gathered in churches throughout Santa Fe on Sunday seeking spiritual succor following a massacre at the town's high school, the nation's latest mass shooting.

Texans turn to God as school rocked by latest shooting

Grief-stricken families in southwestern Texas gathered in churches throughout Santa Fe on Sunday seeking spiritual succor following a massacre at the town's high school, the nation's latest mass shooting.

05/21/2018 - 14:56

England defence coach Gustard joins Harlequins

Premiership club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby on Monday.

England defence coach Gustard joins Harlequins

Premiership club Harlequins confirmed the appointment of England defence coach Paul Gustard as their new head of rugby on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 14:50

Italy football shakeup offers hope to Juve's rivals

The shakeup in Italian football promised by Roberto Mancini following the Azzurri's World Cup flop has offered hope to Juventus's rivals that it could impact the Serie A next season.

Italy football shakeup offers hope to Juve's rivals

The shakeup in Italian football promised by Roberto Mancini following the Azzurri's World Cup flop has offered hope to Juventus's rivals that it could impact the Serie A next season.


05/21/2018 - 14:49

Buttler relishing 'another Test debut' with England

Jos Buttler had said getting a recall to England's Test squad feels as if he had been given "another debut".

Buttler relishing 'another Test debut' with England

Jos Buttler had said getting a recall to England's Test squad feels as if he had been given "another debut".


05/21/2018 - 13:50

Morata misses out on Spain World Cup squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain's World Cup squad, announced on Monday.

Morata misses out on Spain World Cup squad

Chelsea striker Alvaro Morata was left out of Spain's World Cup squad, announced on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 13:45

Pogba evasive over Manchester United future

Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United, hinting at strains in his relationship with Jose Mourinho after a difficult season at Old Trafford.

Pogba evasive over Manchester United future

Paul Pogba has refused to rule out a move away from Manchester United, hinting at strains in his relationship with Jose Mourinho after a difficult season at Old Trafford.


05/21/2018 - 13:18

Belgium leave out Nainggolan for World Cup

Belgium have left midfield creator Radja Nainggolan out of their World Cup squad, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday.

Belgium leave out Nainggolan for World Cup

Belgium have left midfield creator Radja Nainggolan out of their World Cup squad, coach Roberto Martinez said on Monday.


05/21/2018 - 11:51

Iraq to host first international football tournament

Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s.

Iraq to host first international football tournament

Iraq is to host a West Asia Football Federation championship in the southern city of Basra in November, the first international tournament to be staged in the country since the 1990s.


05/21/2018 - 11:41

Cahill urges clarity over Conte's Chelsea future

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for "the uncertainty to be put to bed" over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.

Cahill urges clarity over Conte's Chelsea future

Chelsea captain Gary Cahill has called for "the uncertainty to be put to bed" over the future of Antonio Conte, with the Italian widely expected to be on his way out of the club.


05/21/2018 - 11:02

Matic says Man Utd 'can fight for Premier League title' with right signings

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United "can fight for the title and the Champions League" if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final left the Old Trafford trophy cabinet bare.

Matic says Man Utd 'can fight for Premier League title' with right signings

Nemanja Matic says Manchester United "can fight for the title and the Champions League" if they make the right signings in the transfer window after defeat to Chelsea in the FA Cup final left the Old Trafford trophy cabinet bare.


05/21/2018 - 10:55

Great Dane Axelsen leads 5-0 rout in badminton's Thomas Cup

World badminton number one Viktor Axelsen led Denmark's Thomas Cup 5-0 demolition of Algeria on Monday, as Japan's women also breezed past Canada without dropping a set.

Great Dane Axelsen leads 5-0 rout in badminton's Thomas Cup

World badminton number one Viktor Axelsen led Denmark's Thomas Cup 5-0 demolition of Algeria on Monday, as Japan's women also breezed past Canada without dropping a set.


05/21/2018 - 10:37

Almost 200 Games athletes, officials seek Australia asylum

Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday.

Almost 200 Games athletes, officials seek Australia asylum

Nearly 200 people who travelled to the Gold Coast for last month's Commonwealth Games have applied for asylum in Australia, an official said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 06:06

Cannavaro in the dark as Guangzhou owner vows shake-up

Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande are set for swingeing changes and are likely to raid Europe for new signings as a sense of crisis envelops Fabio Cannavaro's dejected side.

Cannavaro in the dark as Guangzhou owner vows shake-up

Chinese champions Guangzhou Evergrande are set for swingeing changes and are likely to raid Europe for new signings as a sense of crisis envelops Fabio Cannavaro's dejected side.


05/21/2018 - 05:33

From Allegri to Benevento: Tops and flops in the 2017/18 Serie A season

The 2017/18 Italian Serie A season finished on Sunday with Juventus crowned champions for the seventh straight year and 34th time in their history.

From Allegri to Benevento: Tops and flops in the 2017/18 Serie A season

The 2017/18 Italian Serie A season finished on Sunday with Juventus crowned champions for the seventh straight year and 34th time in their history.


05/21/2018 - 05:18

Five talking points from Super Rugby

A flying kick, a swinging arm and big cats baring their claws are among the talking points from week 14 of the Super Rugby season.

Five talking points from Super Rugby

A flying kick, a swinging arm and big cats baring their claws are among the talking points from week 14 of the Super Rugby season.


05/21/2018 - 04:48

Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday.

Curry silences critics as Warriors rout Rockets

Stephen Curry silenced his critics with a 35-point display as the Golden State Warriors thrashed the Houston Rockets 126-85 to take a 2-1 series lead in the NBA Western Conference finals on Sunday.


05/21/2018 - 04:38

Wise seizes first US PGA Tour title at Byron Nelson

Aaron Wise claimed his first US PGA Tour title Sunday, firing six birdies in a six-under 66 to win the Byron Nelson by three strokes over Australian Marc Leishman.

Wise seizes first US PGA Tour title at Byron Nelson

Aaron Wise claimed his first US PGA Tour title Sunday, firing six birdies in a six-under 66 to win the Byron Nelson by three strokes over Australian Marc Leishman.


05/21/2018 - 02:34

Vegas 'Golden Misfits' into Stanley Cup final

The Vegas Golden Knights moved within sight of making National Hockey League history on Sunday, completing a 4-1 series victory over the Winnipeg Jets to become the first expansion team in 50 years to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their debut season.

Vegas 'Golden Misfits' into Stanley Cup final

The Vegas Golden Knights moved within sight of making National Hockey League history on Sunday, completing a 4-1 series victory over the Winnipeg Jets to become the first expansion team in 50 years to reach the Stanley Cup Finals in their debut season.


05/21/2018 - 02:02

Relaxed Tuchel embraces PSG challenge

Paris Saint-Germain did not waste time turning the page on Unai Emery's time in charge, and the arrival of the fresh-faced Thomas Tuchel marks the start of a new era.

Relaxed Tuchel embraces PSG challenge

Paris Saint-Germain did not waste time turning the page on Unai Emery's time in charge, and the arrival of the fresh-faced Thomas Tuchel marks the start of a new era.


05/21/2018 - 02:02

Iniesta and Torres depart Barcelona and Atletico in style

Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.

Iniesta and Torres depart Barcelona and Atletico in style

Two Spanish giants bid farewell to their boyhood clubs on Sunday as Andres Iniesta waved goodbye to Barcelona and Fernando Torres went out with a bang at Aletico Madrid.


05/21/2018 - 00:56

Serena's highs and lows at Roland Garros

Serena Williams's highs and lows at the French Open as the 23-time major winner prepares to make her Grand Slam return next weekend in Paris:

Serena's highs and lows at Roland Garros

Serena Williams's highs and lows at the French Open as the 23-time major winner prepares to make her Grand Slam return next weekend in Paris:


05/21/2018 - 00:24

Otaegui wins second European Tour event in Belgium

Spain's Adrian Otaegui won his second European Tour title on Sunday when he defeated Benjamin Hebert of France by two shots in the final of the Belgian Knockout.

Otaegui wins second European Tour event in Belgium

Spain's Adrian Otaegui won his second European Tour title on Sunday when he defeated Benjamin Hebert of France by two shots in the final of the Belgian Knockout.


05/21/2018 - 00:21

Wedding belle Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence when she makes her long-awaited Grand Slam return at Roland Garros.

Wedding belle Serena sounds French Open alarm for rivals

Fresh from attending the Royal wedding, Serena Williams will take aim at the upstarts who have been honeymooning at the majors in her absence when she makes her long-awaited Grand Slam return at Roland Garros.


05/21/2018 - 00:18

Religious divide at heart of bitter Celtic-Rangers rivalry

Celtic and Rangers have exerted a vice-like grip on Scottish football for a century but their bitter rivalry is underpinned by sectarian tensions that predate the existence of either Glasgow club.

Religious divide at heart of bitter Celtic-Rangers rivalry

Celtic and Rangers have exerted a vice-like grip on Scottish football for a century but their bitter rivalry is underpinned by sectarian tensions that predate the existence of either Glasgow club.


05/21/2018 - 00:07

Man City chairman expects more under 'relentless' Guardiola

The chairman of English Premier League champions Manchester City is confident the club will reach even greater heights under the "relentless" Pep Guardiola despite having just completed a record-breaking season.

Man City chairman expects more under 'relentless' Guardiola

The chairman of English Premier League champions Manchester City is confident the club will reach even greater heights under the "relentless" Pep Guardiola despite having just completed a record-breaking season.


05/21/2018 - 00:06

Inter Milan snatch Champions League spot from Lazio

Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.

Inter Milan snatch Champions League spot from Lazio

Inter Milan snatched the final Champions League berth with a dramatic come-from-behind 3-2 win over direct European rivals Lazio on the final day of the season at the Stadio Olimpico on Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 23:48

England's Gustard in frame for Harlequins job - reports

Harlequins are set to make an official announcement about their backroom staff on Monday amid reports Paul Gustard is in line to leave his post as England defence coach to join the London club.

England's Gustard in frame for Harlequins job - reports

Harlequins are set to make an official announcement about their backroom staff on Monday amid reports Paul Gustard is in line to leave his post as England defence coach to join the London club.


05/20/2018 - 23:26

Sweden beat Swiss to win world title in shoot-out drama

Sweden retained their world championship title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over plucky Switzerland in Copenhagen on Sunday.

Sweden beat Swiss to win world title in shoot-out drama

Sweden retained their world championship title with a dramatic penalty shoot-out victory over plucky Switzerland in Copenhagen on Sunday.

05/21/2018 - 14:50

Star Zambian musician freed on bail ahead of trial

A Zambian court on Monday released on bail a popular protest musician, who was arrested last week when he returned home having fled the country fearing for his life.

Star Zambian musician freed on bail ahead of trial

A Zambian court on Monday released on bail a popular protest musician, who was arrested last week when he returned home having fled the country fearing for his life.


05/21/2018 - 12:14

Now 57, romcom star Hugh Grant finally getting married

Veteran bachelor Hugh Grant, star of a string of romantic comedies including "Four Weddings and a Funeral", is finally getting married for the first time to his Swedish girlfriend.

Now 57, romcom star Hugh Grant finally getting married

Veteran bachelor Hugh Grant, star of a string of romantic comedies including "Four Weddings and a Funeral", is finally getting married for the first time to his Swedish girlfriend.


05/21/2018 - 11:36

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.

Facebook's Zuckerberg agrees to live-stream EU parliament hearing

Facebook chief Mark Zuckerberg has agreed to live-stream his meeting with European Parliament members as he answers questions in the wake of the Cambridge Analytica scandal, a top official said Monday.


05/21/2018 - 10:12

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country's long-ruling regime.

Graft-busting journalist returns to new Malaysia

Clare Rewcastle Brown was harassed and vilified for years for waging a quixotic campaign to expose Malaysian corruption that helped topple the country's long-ruling regime.


05/21/2018 - 05:52

Monet sister paintings reunited in US for first time

For the first time since they were painted more than a century ago, two oil paintings of Claude Monet's garden in Vetheuil have been reunited, in Washington.

Monet sister paintings reunited in US for first time

For the first time since they were painted more than a century ago, two oil paintings of Claude Monet's garden in Vetheuil have been reunited, in Washington.


05/21/2018 - 01:06

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.

Celebrity chef Mario Batali accused of sexual assault: report

Already accused of sexual harassment and groping, US celebrity chef Mario Batali now faces allegations that he sexually assaulted impaired women at a New York restaurant, CBS television's "60 Minutes" reported Sunday.


05/21/2018 - 00:38

Over 29 million watched royal wedding in US: monitor

More than 29 million people watched on television in the United States as Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Megan Markle, according to Nielsen ratings released Sunday.

Over 29 million watched royal wedding in US: monitor

More than 29 million people watched on television in the United States as Britain's Prince Harry married American actress Megan Markle, according to Nielsen ratings released Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 19:39

'Deadpool' sequel surges to box office lead

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2," with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

'Deadpool' sequel surges to box office lead

Another weekend, another $100-million-plus superhero opening: This time it was 20th Century Fox's "Deadpool 2," with an estimated $125 million take in North American theaters and a huge debut overseas, box office tracker Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 17:17

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 12:12

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 11:35

Harry and Meghan go straight to work after lavish wedding

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.

Prince Harry and his new wife Meghan began married life on Sunday after their spectacular, rule-breaking wedding, but will be delaying a honeymoon as they turn immediately to royal duties.


05/20/2018 - 09:41

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother's wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.

More than six million tweets on Harry and Meghan's big day

Over six million people tweeted on Prince Harry's marriage to Meghan Markle, more than three times the number during his older brother's wedding, social media monitoring firm Visibrain said Sunday.


05/20/2018 - 09:29

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.

Harry and Meghan shake up royal tradition in star-studded wedding

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle tied the knot at Windsor Castle on Saturday in a royal wedding like no other, mixing British pomp and African-American culture in front of a celebrity congregation and cheering crowds.


05/20/2018 - 05:41

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.

A Bob Dylan guitar fetches $495,000 at auction

A guitar that played a key role in Bob Dylan's artistic evolution from folk music to rock fetched a half million at auction on Saturday.


05/20/2018 - 03:28

Childish Gambino: America's new favorite Donald?

Hollywood's latest sensation Donald Glover, eyebrow arched with the detached insouciance of a rockstar but the poise of a chess grandmaster, is trying to guess which surname Google auto-suggests when his first name is typed.

Childish Gambino: America's new favorite Donald?

Hollywood's latest sensation Donald Glover, eyebrow arched with the detached insouciance of a rockstar but the poise of a chess grandmaster, is trying to guess which surname Google auto-suggests when his first name is typed.


05/20/2018 - 00:44

Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival -- which ends Sunday -- was about much more than fashion statements.

Red carpet looks that dazzled Cannes

With two powerful protests by female stars calling for equal pay and treatment, the red carpet at the Cannes film festival -- which ends Sunday -- was about much more than fashion statements.


05/19/2018 - 23:57

NY's Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York's Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.

NY's Met sues fired conductor Levine in abuse case

New York's Metropolitan Opera has sued its former conductor James Levine, detailing seven alleged incidents of sexual abuse or harassment turned up during an internal investigation.


05/19/2018 - 23:31

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.

Japan wins Cannes top prize after Weinstein accuser takes stage

"Shoplifters", a heartwrenching family tale by Japanese veteran director Hirokazu Kore-eda, won the Palme d'Or top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday, at a ceremony marked by an emotional speech from a Harvey Weinstein accuser.


05/19/2018 - 23:29

French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies 'fantasist' accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.

French director Luc Besson accused of rape, denies 'fantasist' accusations

A young actress has lodged a complaint for rape against French film director Luc Besson, judicial sources said Saturday, the latest in a string of sexual abuse allegations in the wake of the Harvey Weinstein scandal.


05/19/2018 - 23:18

Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart

Hirokazu Kore-eda -- who won the top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday -- is Japan's answer to Ken Loach, a director whose stories about struggling ordinary people never fail to touch.

Kore-eda, Japanese master whose films never lack heart

Hirokazu Kore-eda -- who won the top prize at the Cannes film festival Saturday -- is Japan's answer to Ken Loach, a director whose stories about struggling ordinary people never fail to touch.


05/19/2018 - 22:39

Spike Lee: channelling America's black rage

Spike Lee, whose new movie "BlacKkKlansman" was the runner-up at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has captivated audiences for more than 30 years with his depictions of black America fired with his mix of entertainment, activism and rage.

Spike Lee: channelling America's black rage

Spike Lee, whose new movie "BlacKkKlansman" was the runner-up at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has captivated audiences for more than 30 years with his depictions of black America fired with his mix of entertainment, activism and rage.


05/19/2018 - 22:05

NBA legend, civil rights activist Russell out of hospital after health scare

NBA legend Bill Russell, the former Boston Celtics center who won a record 11 league titles, said Saturday he is out of hospital after being treated for dehydration.

NBA legend, civil rights activist Russell out of hospital after health scare

NBA legend Bill Russell, the former Boston Celtics center who won a record 11 league titles, said Saturday he is out of hospital after being treated for dehydration.


05/19/2018 - 21:49

Poland's Oscar-winner Pawlikowski triumphs again

Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski, who won best director at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has touched on some of Poland's most sensitive taboos without trying to make political films.

Poland's Oscar-winner Pawlikowski triumphs again

Oscar-winning director Pawel Pawlikowski, who won best director at the Cannes film festival Saturday, has touched on some of Poland's most sensitive taboos without trying to make political films.


05/19/2018 - 21:16

US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a procedure for a kidney condition and is "doing really well," President Donald Trump said.

US first lady returns to White House after kidney procedure

US First Lady Melania Trump returned to the White House on Saturday after undergoing a procedure for a kidney condition and is "doing really well," President Donald Trump said.


05/19/2018 - 21:10

French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Police in Paris have opened an investigation after an actress accused French film director Luc Besson of rape, judicial sources said Saturday.

French film director Luc Besson accused of rape

Police in Paris have opened an investigation after an actress accused French film director Luc Besson of rape, judicial sources said Saturday.


05/19/2018 - 20:42

Italy's new 'Buster Keaton' wins best actor at Cannes

A little-known Italian actor -- who was working as a caretaker when he was discovered -- won best actor at Cannes film festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western.

Italy's new 'Buster Keaton' wins best actor at Cannes

A little-known Italian actor -- who was working as a caretaker when he was discovered -- won best actor at Cannes film festival on Saturday for his portrayal of a cocaine-dealing dog groomer who faces down a local heavy in an urban western.


05/19/2018 - 18:59

Windsor cheers, waves flags for 'dream' royal wedding

There was silence in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows -- then the crowd erupted into cheers and popped prosecco corks as they were declared husband and wife.

Windsor cheers, waves flags for 'dream' royal wedding

There was silence in Windsor as thousands of well-wishers listened to Prince Harry and Meghan Markle say their vows -- then the crowd erupted into cheers and popped prosecco corks as they were declared husband and wife.

05/21/2018 - 10:58

Cement, extreme cold experiments head to space aboard Cygnus cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and experiments to test extreme cold and how cement forms in weightlessness blasted off Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

Cement, extreme cold experiments head to space aboard Cygnus cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and experiments to test extreme cold and how cement forms in weightlessness blasted off Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.


05/21/2018 - 08:22

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.

Six pygmy elephants found dead on Malaysian Borneo

Six Borneo pygmy elephants have been found dead in Malaysian palm oil plantations in recent weeks, officials said Monday, the latest of the endangered creatures to perish as their rainforest habitat is devastated.


05/21/2018 - 07:20

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.

China satellite heralds first mission to dark side of Moon

China launched on Monday a relay satellite that will allow a rover to communicate with the Earth from the far side of the Moon during an unprecedented mission later this year.


05/21/2018 - 03:49

Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment to test how cement forms in weightlessness are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.

Cement, extreme cold experiments to launch on Orbital cargo ship

Food for astronauts, new space gardening gear and an experiment to test how cement forms in weightlessness are poised to launch Monday to the International Space Station aboard Orbital ATK's unmanned Cygnus spacecraft.


05/21/2018 - 02:02

In breakthrough, surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again.

In breakthrough, surgeon builds windpipes from arteries

Where others failed, sometimes spectacularly, French surgeon Emmanuel Martinod has helped people whose windpipes have been ravaged by cancer and other diseases to live and breathe normally again.


05/20/2018 - 07:33

Brumby reprieve: Australia to ban wild horses cull at national park

Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species.

Brumby reprieve: Australia to ban wild horses cull at national park

Australia said Sunday the culling of wild horses in a unique national park would be banned despite fears the animals were threatening native species.


05/19/2018 - 17:49

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.

UN, EU call for global action to protect bees

The United Nation's food agency and the European Union on Saturday called for global action to protect pollinators, and bees in particular, which are crucial for ensuring food security.


05/19/2018 - 13:54

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".

World's first floating nuclear barge to power Russia's Arctic oil drive

To meet its growing electricity needs in its drive to develop oil resources in remote Arctic regions, Russia has built a floating nuclear power station, a project that detractors deride as a "Chernobyl on ice".


05/19/2018 - 11:35

Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.

Russia unveils world's first floating nuclear power station

Russia on Saturday unveiled the world's first floating nuclear power station at a ceremony in the port of the far northern city of Murmansk where it will be loaded with nuclear fuel before heading to eastern Siberia.


05/19/2018 - 05:56

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.

Hitler definitely died in 1945 according to new study of his teeth

Adolf Hitler definitely died in 1945 in Berlin, from taking cyanide and a bullet, according to French researchers who were given rare access to fragments of the dictator's teeth held in Moscow.


05/19/2018 - 05:46

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

It was a Slovene who wrote the world's first modern beekeeping manual.

Slovenia, a land with beekeeping in its genes

It was a Slovene who wrote the world's first modern beekeeping manual.


05/18/2018 - 23:05

Whale lovers find paradise at Boston Harbor

Take a boat out to sea an hour from Boston and whale lovers are in for a treat.

Whale lovers find paradise at Boston Harbor

Take a boat out to sea an hour from Boston and whale lovers are in for a treat.


05/18/2018 - 16:39

French farmers furious over plans to release bears

A furious debate is disturbing the peace in the French mountains: do plans to release two bears into the countryside represent a victory for biodiversity, or an intolerable threat to farmers?

French farmers furious over plans to release bears

A furious debate is disturbing the peace in the French mountains: do plans to release two bears into the countryside represent a victory for biodiversity, or an intolerable threat to farmers?


05/18/2018 - 14:44

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified across Europe.

Germany orders Porsche recall over diesel emissions cheating

German authorities said Friday they had ordered 19,000 Porsche SUVs recalled over emissions cheating, saying a total of 60,000 manipulated vehicles had been identified across Europe.


05/18/2018 - 12:12

Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

The Everest industry is suffering from a dangerous shortage of its most important resource: experienced Sherpa guides.

Sherpa shortage takes a toll on Everest

The Everest industry is suffering from a dangerous shortage of its most important resource: experienced Sherpa guides.


05/18/2018 - 09:10

Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey

Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study.

Only 1 pct of Japan's biggest coral reef healthy: survey

Japan's biggest coral reef has not recovered from bleaching due to rising sea temperatures, with only one percent of the reef in a healthy condition, according to a government study.


05/18/2018 - 08:37

Solo Russian climber dies on 4th highest mountain

A Russian climber died just below the summit of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak, in at least the third fatality of the spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalaya, officials said Friday.

Solo Russian climber dies on 4th highest mountain

A Russian climber died just below the summit of Lhotse, the world's fourth highest peak, in at least the third fatality of the spring climbing season in the Nepali Himalaya, officials said Friday.


05/18/2018 - 06:08

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.

Pregnancy of southern white rhino at US zoo could save subspecies

A southern white rhino at a California zoo has been impregnated through artificial insemination, researchers announced on Thursday, in what could prove a major step in saving a nearly extinct close relative.


05/18/2018 - 04:08

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.

Biggest eruption at Hawaii volcano since it became more active

Hawaii's Kilauea volcano erupted from its summit early Thursday, shooting a huge plume of ash miles into the sky and prompting authorities to urge area residents to take cover.


05/18/2018 - 02:32

Dogs born in summer prone to heart disease: study

Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.

Dogs born in summer prone to heart disease: study

Dogs born during summer months run a higher risk of heart and artery problems, according to a study published Thursday in the journal Scientific Reports.


05/17/2018 - 21:26

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with strong opposition from lawmakers, including from some in the Republican majority.

Privatize the International Space Station? Not so fast, Congress tells Trump

US President Donald Trump's controversial plan to privatize the International Space Station beginning in 2025 has met with strong opposition from lawmakers, including from some in the Republican majority.


05/17/2018 - 20:12

People are pillaging the world's protected areas: study

Highways are being paved, oil is being drilled and entire cities are sprouting up inside many of the world's nature preserves, imperiling the very creatures they are meant to protect, researchers said Thursday.

People are pillaging the world's protected areas: study

Highways are being paved, oil is being drilled and entire cities are sprouting up inside many of the world's nature preserves, imperiling the very creatures they are meant to protect, researchers said Thursday.


05/17/2018 - 19:07

EU chokes on own air quality standards

In the skies above Katowice in the heart of Poland's coal industry, Polish officials are deploying the latest weapon against air pollution: drones that inspect the city's chimneys.

EU chokes on own air quality standards

In the skies above Katowice in the heart of Poland's coal industry, Polish officials are deploying the latest weapon against air pollution: drones that inspect the city's chimneys.


05/17/2018 - 15:29

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food in what experts warn is an increasing problem for the revered animals.

Sri Lanka elephants face plastic danger foraging dumps for food

At a garbage dump in central Sri Lanka a herd of wild elephants forage among a mountain of rubbish, swallowing dangerous scraps of plastic mixed with rotting food in what experts warn is an increasing problem for the revered animals.


05/17/2018 - 15:29

EU takes UK, Germany, four others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, Britain, France and three other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.

EU takes UK, Germany, four others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, Britain, France and three other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.


05/17/2018 - 14:47

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree study of contentious Nile dam

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to set up a scientific committee to study a dam Ethiopia is building on a tributary of the Nile, an Ethiopian minister said Thursday.

Egypt, Sudan, Ethiopia agree study of contentious Nile dam

Egypt, Sudan and Ethiopia have agreed to set up a scientific committee to study a dam Ethiopia is building on a tributary of the Nile, an Ethiopian minister said Thursday.


05/17/2018 - 14:26

EU takes Germany, five others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, France, and four other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.

EU takes Germany, five others to court over air pollution

The European Commission said Thursday it is taking Germany, France, and four other countries to the bloc's highest court for failing to comply with EU air quality standards.

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