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04/24/2017 - 22:23

Hollande urges French voters to block Le Pen

French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged voters to reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen in next month's presidential runoff against pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron.

Hollande urges French voters to block Le Pen

French President Francois Hollande on Monday urged voters to reject far-right leader Marine Le Pen in next month's presidential runoff against pro-EU candidate Emmanuel Macron.


04/24/2017 - 22:17

Venezuela protesters block roads to pressure president

Protesters blocked major roads in Venezuela on Monday to raise pressure on President Nicolas Maduro after three weeks of unrest that have left 21 people dead.

Venezuela protesters block roads to pressure president

Protesters blocked major roads in Venezuela on Monday to raise pressure on President Nicolas Maduro after three weeks of unrest that have left 21 people dead.


04/24/2017 - 21:49

Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.

Pentagon chief warns of 'tough year' for Afghanistan

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis warned of "another tough year" in Afghanistan as he arrived on an unannounced visit Monday, hours after his Afghan counterpart resigned over a deadly Taliban attack that triggered anger and left the embattled army in disarray.


04/24/2017 - 20:14

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.

US-backed forces enter major jihadist-held Syria town

A US-backed alliance of Arab-Kurdish forces entered the key jihadist-held town of Tabqa on Monday as they pursued their campaign against the Islamic State group in northern Syria.


04/24/2017 - 22:39

Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to "prepare the next generation of leadership."

Obama says ready to train new leaders in first post-presidency speech

Former US president Barack Obama returned to the public spotlight Monday, saying he hopes to spend the next phase of his life helping to "prepare the next generation of leadership."


04/24/2017 - 23:49

With execs in hot seat, Wells Fargo gets OK for bankruptcy plan

Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday.

With execs in hot seat, Wells Fargo gets OK for bankruptcy plan

Retail banking giant Wells Fargo has fixed problems in its 2015 bankruptcy plan and will now be allowed to open new international branches, US banking regulators said Monday.


04/24/2017 - 19:32

France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating

France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015.

France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating

France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015.


04/24/2017 - 23:40

Benitez steers Newcastle back to Premier League

Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston on Monday.

Benitez steers Newcastle back to Premier League

Rafael Benitez succeeded in his gamble of staying on as manager as he steered Newcastle United straight back up to the Premier League with a 4-1 win over Preston on Monday.

04/24/2017 - 19:32

France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating

France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015.

France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating

France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015.


04/24/2017 - 18:51

Recession-struck Brazil looks to new Spanish investments

Brazil's President Michel Temer declared Monday after talks with his Spanish counterpart that investors are returning to Latin America's biggest, but deeply troubled economy.

Recession-struck Brazil looks to new Spanish investments

Brazil's President Michel Temer declared Monday after talks with his Spanish counterpart that investors are returning to Latin America's biggest, but deeply troubled economy.


04/24/2017 - 18:23

Investors cheer Macron, but worry about parliament backing

Financial investors say they trust centrist Emmanuel Macron to bring much-needed economic reform to France if he wins a presidential election runoff.

Investors cheer Macron, but worry about parliament backing

Financial investors say they trust centrist Emmanuel Macron to bring much-needed economic reform to France if he wins a presidential election runoff.


04/24/2017 - 17:25

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.

LinkedIn membership reaches half a billion

The professional social network LinkedIn said Monday its membership had swelled to 500 million, as its user base showed steady growth following its acquisition last year by Microsoft.


04/24/2017 - 18:12

US Supreme Court blocks GM appeal on defective ignitions

The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by auto giant General Motors of potentially billions of dollars in consumer claims over faulty ignition switches.

US Supreme Court blocks GM appeal on defective ignitions

The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by auto giant General Motors of potentially billions of dollars in consumer claims over faulty ignition switches.


04/24/2017 - 23:08

'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year.

'Personal flying machine' maker plans deliveries this year

A Silicon Valley "flying car" startup, Kitty Hawk, reportedly backed by Google co-founder Larry Page, released a video Monday of its airborne prototype and announced plans for deliveries of a "personal flying machine" this year.


04/24/2017 - 13:54

Qatar Airways chief accuses US carriers of 'bullying'

The chief of Qatar Airways on Monday accused American carriers complaining over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines of "bullying", as he announced new US routes in defiance of mounting airport restrictions.

Qatar Airways chief accuses US carriers of 'bullying'

The chief of Qatar Airways on Monday accused American carriers complaining over alleged subsidies to Gulf airlines of "bullying", as he announced new US routes in defiance of mounting airport restrictions.


04/24/2017 - 23:52

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan: reports

Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.

Alitalia workers reject rescue plan: reports

Alitalia workers have rejected a restructuring deal from the company's management and unions to save the ailing carrier, Italian media reported Monday.

04/24/2017 - 16:49

Serena posts heartfelt baby message on fiance's birthday

US tennis great Serena Williams on Monday marked her fiance's birthday and her return to the world number one ranking by posting an emotional message to her unborn baby on Instagram.

Serena posts heartfelt baby message on fiance's birthday

US tennis great Serena Williams on Monday marked her fiance's birthday and her return to the world number one ranking by posting an emotional message to her unborn baby on Instagram.


04/24/2017 - 23:52

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy's second division on Monday.

Slick Salah fires Roma brace as drop looms for Pescara

A slick second-half brace from Mohamed Salah sealed a 4-1 Roma romp at Pescara that virtually sent the Serie A strugglers back to Italy's second division on Monday.


04/25/2017 - 01:05

Pakistan eye win as Shah strong, Misbah left on 99

Yasir Shah ripped through the top order of the West Indies second innings in the final session of another long day to put Pakistan on course for victory at the end of the fourth day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday.

Pakistan eye win as Shah strong, Misbah left on 99

Yasir Shah ripped through the top order of the West Indies second innings in the final session of another long day to put Pakistan on course for victory at the end of the fourth day of the first Test at Sabina Park in Jamaica on Monday.


04/24/2017 - 22:12

Al Hilal and Al Ain progress, Al-Rayyan must wait

Saudi giants Al Hilal progressed to the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League but Qatar's Al Rayyan must wait after suffering one of their worst drubbings in recent memory on Monday.

Al Hilal and Al Ain progress, Al-Rayyan must wait

Saudi giants Al Hilal progressed to the knockout phase of the AFC Champions League but Qatar's Al Rayyan must wait after suffering one of their worst drubbings in recent memory on Monday.


04/24/2017 - 23:49

Wilder wants Joshua-Klitschko winner, calls out Parker

Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder will have a ringside view of rival champions Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in their Wembley Stadium unification showdown on Saturday with hopes to fight the winner by December.

Wilder wants Joshua-Klitschko winner, calls out Parker

Unbeaten heavyweight Deontay Wilder will have a ringside view of rival champions Anthony Joshua and Wladimir Klitschko in their Wembley Stadium unification showdown on Saturday with hopes to fight the winner by December.


04/24/2017 - 18:26

Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping

Russian Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her Beijing Olympic heptathlon bronze medal after failing a doping re-test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.

Chernova loses Beijing bronze for doping

Russian Tatiana Chernova was stripped of her Beijing Olympic heptathlon bronze medal after failing a doping re-test, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) said on Monday.


04/24/2017 - 21:33

French rider left bloodied by baseball bat attack

Bloodied and bruised French cyclist Yoann Offredo claimed on Monday he was assaulted by box cutter and baseball bat wielding attackers while on a training ride.

French rider left bloodied by baseball bat attack

Bloodied and bruised French cyclist Yoann Offredo claimed on Monday he was assaulted by box cutter and baseball bat wielding attackers while on a training ride.


04/24/2017 - 22:37

Williams and Comaneci blast 'racist', 'sexist' Nastase

Pregnant star Serena Williams and gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci blasted tennis legend Ilie Nastase for making "racist", "sexist" and "offensive" comments during the Fed Cup tie between Romania and Britain at the weekend.

Williams and Comaneci blast 'racist', 'sexist' Nastase

Pregnant star Serena Williams and gymnastics great Nadia Comaneci blasted tennis legend Ilie Nastase for making "racist", "sexist" and "offensive" comments during the Fed Cup tie between Romania and Britain at the weekend.

04/24/2017 - 05:08

For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys

Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met.

For Chinese fans, popular teen band are mama's boys

Liang Shanshan considers herself a mother of two: one child is her biological son, the other is a 16-year-old Chinese teen pop star she has never met.


04/24/2017 - 05:07

Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world.

Musicians in aquariums make sounds in a silent world

Talk about fluid tunes: A group of innovative Danish musicians submerged like fish in an aquarium have created an underwater concerto with instruments specially adapted to resonate in a silent world.


04/24/2017 - 05:06

Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats.

Ivorian drummer boy turned globetrotting virtuoso

Paco Sery was a kid banging on tin cans before a job at a Club Med in Ivory Coast opened the way to drumming for Congo's rumba king Papa Wemba as well as Nina Simone and other jazz greats.


04/23/2017 - 19:53

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears in 'Henrietta Lacks'

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.

Oprah Winfrey conquers acting fears in 'Henrietta Lacks'

Before Henrietta Lacks died of cervical cancer in 1951, doctors at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore removed some of her cancerous cells to grow outside her body in a petri dish.


04/24/2017 - 23:02

Artists urge Radiohead to scrap Israel show

Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists' boycott calls.

Artists urge Radiohead to scrap Israel show

Dozens of artists including Roger Waters called Monday on Radiohead to cancel a concert in Israel, saying the band known for its left-wing politics should join Palestinian activists' boycott calls.


04/23/2017 - 08:44

Kendrick Lamar scores biggest US album release of year

Kendrick Lamar has pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with "DAMN.," an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2.

Kendrick Lamar scores biggest US album release of year

Kendrick Lamar has pulled off the biggest US album debut this year with "DAMN.," an introspective work of hip-hop storytelling that features Rihanna and U2.


04/23/2017 - 14:24

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.

'Happy Days' actress Erin Moran dies at 56

US actress Erin Moran, who played mischievous kid sister Joanie on the sitcom "Happy Days" and its spin-off "Joanie Loves Chachi," has died. She was 56.


04/23/2017 - 20:12

'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office

"The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry analysts estimated on Sunday.

'Furious' leaves competition in the dust at N.America box office

"The Fate of the Furious" ran at full throttle for a second weekend, raking in $38.7 million to head North American box-office profits with a total of $163.6, industry analysts estimated on Sunday.

04/24/2017 - 22:56

UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate deal

The UN's environment chief is confident that the United States will not pull out of the Paris climate deal and expects a decision from Washington next month.

UNEP chief confident US will not ditch Paris climate deal

The UN's environment chief is confident that the United States will not pull out of the Paris climate deal and expects a decision from Washington next month.


04/24/2017 - 20:44

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said Monday.

Fossils may be earliest known multicellular life: study

Fossils accidentally discovered in South Africa are probably the oldest fungi ever found by a margin of 1.2 billion years, rewriting the evolutionary story of these organisms which are neither flora nor fauna, researchers said Monday.


04/24/2017 - 19:19

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.

The Very Hungry Caterpillar joins fight against plastic pollution

A moth caterpillar commonly bred to provide fish bait feasts on a notoriously resistant plastic, scientists reported Monday, raising hopes the creature can help manage the global problem of plastic-bag pollution.


04/24/2017 - 13:30

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout.

Weird clouds may have inspired 'The Scream': scientists

The psychedelic clouds in Edvard Munch's iconic "The Scream" have alternatively been interpreted as a metaphor for mental anguish or a literal depiction of volcanic fallout.


04/24/2017 - 19:32

France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating

France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015.

France probes Peugeot over emissions cheating

France on Monday opened a judicial enquiry into allegations carmaking giant PSA cheated on diesel pollution tests in the latest twist in a huge emissions scandal which hit the industry in 2015.


04/23/2017 - 01:49

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight against what many see as an "assault on facts" by populist politicians.

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