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05/26/2017 - 06:20

Trump joins new-look G7 amid trade, climate discord

G7 leaders meet Friday determined to put on a display of united resolve in the fight against jihadist terrorism, despite deep divisions on trade and global warming.

Trump joins new-look G7 amid trade, climate discord

G7 leaders meet Friday determined to put on a display of united resolve in the fight against jihadist terrorism, despite deep divisions on trade and global warming.


05/26/2017 - 11:13

US probe finds more than 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said, but they blamed the toll on a secondary explosion of jihadist munitions.

US probe finds more than 100 civilians killed in Mosul air strike

A Pentagon investigation has concluded that at least 105 civilians died in an anti-IS strike in the Iraqi city of Mosul in March, officials said, but they blamed the toll on a secondary explosion of jihadist munitions.


05/26/2017 - 11:25

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.

Trump says North Korea problem 'will be solved'

US President Donald Trump said Friday the "problem" of an increasingly belligerent North Korea would be "solved", as he met with his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe just before the start of the G7 summit.


05/26/2017 - 09:13

Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Britain's politicians resume campaigning in earnest on Friday with national security thrust into the spotlight as police scramble to bust a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester terror attack.

Election campaign resumes after Manchester attack

Britain's politicians resume campaigning in earnest on Friday with national security thrust into the spotlight as police scramble to bust a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester terror attack.


05/26/2017 - 07:58

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday's Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump's crisis-ridden presidency.

Republican accused of 'bodyslam' wins Montana special election

A US Republican candidate accused of assaulting a reporter was declared the projected winner of Thursday's Montana special congressional election, which had been considered a bellwether in the opening months of Donald Trump's crisis-ridden presidency.


05/26/2017 - 08:44

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday.

Macron unshaken by Trump power grip

Diplomacy can be a white-knuckle ride at times, but French President Emmanuel Macron refused to be shaken when he found himself in an unexpected standoff with US counterpart Donald Trump Thursday.


05/26/2017 - 04:01

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel

President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel

President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.


05/26/2017 - 07:28

Cleveland Cavaliers power into third straight NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers power into third straight NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.

05/26/2017 - 10:25

Asian energy firms sink as OPEC output deal disappoints

Energy firms took a hit on Friday after crude prices plunged almost five percent the previous day as traders were left disappointed by OPEC's latest output cuts.

Asian energy firms sink as OPEC output deal disappoints

Energy firms took a hit on Friday after crude prices plunged almost five percent the previous day as traders were left disappointed by OPEC's latest output cuts.


05/26/2017 - 04:01

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel

President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.

Trump says 'Germans are very bad': Spiegel

President Donald Trump launched a salvo against Germany and its car sales in the United States at a meeting Thursday with European Union leaders, German weekly Der Spiegel reported.


05/26/2017 - 10:27

Italy's 'Queen of Cashmere' Biagiotti dies aged 73

Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, who pioneered the marketing of cashmere products in places such as China and the former Soviet Union, has died aged 73, her company said Friday.

Italy's 'Queen of Cashmere' Biagiotti dies aged 73

Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti, who pioneered the marketing of cashmere products in places such as China and the former Soviet Union, has died aged 73, her company said Friday.


05/26/2017 - 02:55

Japan consumer prices rise in April for fourth straight month: govt

Japan's consumer prices rose again in April due largely to higher energy bills, data showed Friday, underpinning a mixed picture for policy makers' efforts to boost growth amid on-and-off deflation.

Japan consumer prices rise in April for fourth straight month: govt

Japan's consumer prices rose again in April due largely to higher energy bills, data showed Friday, underpinning a mixed picture for policy makers' efforts to boost growth amid on-and-off deflation.


05/26/2017 - 11:13

IMF sets tough new Ukraine loan demands

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it will only release a new tranche payment to Ukraine once parliament approves a long-stalled pension system overhaul and land privatisation legislation.

IMF sets tough new Ukraine loan demands

The International Monetary Fund said on Friday it will only release a new tranche payment to Ukraine once parliament approves a long-stalled pension system overhaul and land privatisation legislation.


05/26/2017 - 05:36

The secret lives of Cannes' Instagram queens

They dress like celebrities and can increasingly be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.

The secret lives of Cannes' Instagram queens

They dress like celebrities and can increasingly be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.


05/25/2017 - 10:45

New business and old ties on agenda as Modi tours Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will depart Monday for a four-nation tour of Europe that will include strategic talks with historic ally Russia and with key trading partner Germany.

New business and old ties on agenda as Modi tours Europe

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi will depart Monday for a four-nation tour of Europe that will include strategic talks with historic ally Russia and with key trading partner Germany.


05/25/2017 - 20:52

GM pickup owners sue, alleging emissions cheating

Two US owners of General Motors diesel pickup models sued the giant automaker on Thursday, claiming it had used emissions-cheating devices similar to those in Volkswagen's global "dieselgate" scandal.

GM pickup owners sue, alleging emissions cheating

Two US owners of General Motors diesel pickup models sued the giant automaker on Thursday, claiming it had used emissions-cheating devices similar to those in Volkswagen's global "dieselgate" scandal.

05/26/2017 - 07:28

Cleveland Cavaliers power into third straight NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.

Cleveland Cavaliers power into third straight NBA Finals

The Cleveland Cavaliers, fueled by another milestone night for LeBron James, powered into a third straight NBA Finals meeting with the Golden State Warriors with a dominant 135-102 win over the Celtics in Boston on Thursday.


05/26/2017 - 07:04

Kunitz scores OT winner, Penguins return to NHL finals

Chris Kunitz scored 5:09 into the second overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over Ottawa to book their spot in the Stanley Cup finals against the Nashville Predators.

Kunitz scores OT winner, Penguins return to NHL finals

Chris Kunitz scored 5:09 into the second overtime to lift the Pittsburgh Penguins to a 3-2 win over Ottawa to book their spot in the Stanley Cup finals against the Nashville Predators.


05/26/2017 - 08:10

WBA suspends judges after disputed N'Dam win

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has suspended two judges for six months after Frenchman Hassan N'Dam won the middleweight title on a split decision over Japan's Ryota Murata last weekend.

WBA suspends judges after disputed N'Dam win

The World Boxing Association (WBA) has suspended two judges for six months after Frenchman Hassan N'Dam won the middleweight title on a split decision over Japan's Ryota Murata last weekend.


05/26/2017 - 05:53

Navratilova urges renaming of Margaret Court Arena

Martina Navratilova Friday called for a name change of the Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park after the Australian great's boycott of airliner Qantas over its same-sex marriage stance.

Navratilova urges renaming of Margaret Court Arena

Martina Navratilova Friday called for a name change of the Margaret Court Arena at Melbourne Park after the Australian great's boycott of airliner Qantas over its same-sex marriage stance.


05/26/2017 - 08:30

Gatland's Lions face ultimate challenge in New Zealand

The British and Irish Lions arrive in New Zealand next week armed with Kiwi movies and Irish inspiration -- and a belief they can win a series against the All Blacks for only the second time in 129 years.

Gatland's Lions face ultimate challenge in New Zealand

The British and Irish Lions arrive in New Zealand next week armed with Kiwi movies and Irish inspiration -- and a belief they can win a series against the All Blacks for only the second time in 129 years.


05/26/2017 - 08:45

The first Lions - death, intrigue and Aussie Rules

A British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand is considered the sternest test in modern rugby but pales in comparison to the challenges, both on and off the field, faced by the original Lions in 1888.

The first Lions - death, intrigue and Aussie Rules

A British and Irish Lions tour to New Zealand is considered the sternest test in modern rugby but pales in comparison to the challenges, both on and off the field, faced by the original Lions in 1888.


05/26/2017 - 08:33

All Blacks coach expects to quit in 2019: report

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said he is likely to step down after the next World Cup in 2019, according to a report on Friday.

All Blacks coach expects to quit in 2019: report

All Blacks coach Steve Hansen has said he is likely to step down after the next World Cup in 2019, according to a report on Friday.


05/26/2017 - 03:31

Three share lead as big names lurk at PGA Colonial

Americans Kelly Kraft, JT Poston and Derek Fathauer shared the first-round lead at Colonial on Thursday with a host of big names on their heels in the US PGA Tour Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

Three share lead as big names lurk at PGA Colonial

Americans Kelly Kraft, JT Poston and Derek Fathauer shared the first-round lead at Colonial on Thursday with a host of big names on their heels in the US PGA Tour Dean & DeLuca Invitational.

05/26/2017 - 11:15

Security beefed up as millions expected at Sydney's Vivid Festival

One of Australia's biggest draw cards, the Sydney Vivid light show, got underway Friday with police vowing to take to the skies, streets and waterways in the wake of the terror attack in Britain this week.

Security beefed up as millions expected at Sydney's Vivid Festival

One of Australia's biggest draw cards, the Sydney Vivid light show, got underway Friday with police vowing to take to the skies, streets and waterways in the wake of the terror attack in Britain this week.


05/26/2017 - 08:59

News in briefs: 'Captain Underpants' to save planet

Step aside, Spiderman. Move over, Man of Steel. Cool it, Caped Crusader, because there's a new superhero in town -- and he doesn't need tights to feel like a tough guy.

News in briefs: 'Captain Underpants' to save planet

Step aside, Spiderman. Move over, Man of Steel. Cool it, Caped Crusader, because there's a new superhero in town -- and he doesn't need tights to feel like a tough guy.


05/26/2017 - 08:43

Arab TV series showcases untold stories of IS women

They are mothers, daughters, wives -- and suicide bombers: an Arab television drama timed for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan tells the untold stories of women and the Islamic State group.

Arab TV series showcases untold stories of IS women

They are mothers, daughters, wives -- and suicide bombers: an Arab television drama timed for the Muslim holy month of Ramadan tells the untold stories of women and the Islamic State group.


05/26/2017 - 05:36

The secret lives of Cannes' Instagram queens

They dress like celebrities and can increasingly be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.

The secret lives of Cannes' Instagram queens

They dress like celebrities and can increasingly be spotted on the world's catwalks and red carpets. Meet the "influencers", the most famous people you've never heard of.


05/25/2017 - 20:19

Cannes: Drunken film deals at 5am

The Cannes film festival -- the world's greatest movie showcase -- celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.

Cannes: Drunken film deals at 5am

The Cannes film festival -- the world's greatest movie showcase -- celebrates its 70th anniversary this year.


05/25/2017 - 15:03

'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson revamps career at Cannes

"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson earned the best reviews of his career at Cannes on Thursday playing a New York bank robber -- and revealed he had to outsmart the paparazzi in order to play the part.

'Twilight' star Robert Pattinson revamps career at Cannes

"Twilight" star Robert Pattinson earned the best reviews of his career at Cannes on Thursday playing a New York bank robber -- and revealed he had to outsmart the paparazzi in order to play the part.


05/25/2017 - 12:12

Film breaks silence on 'madness' of Sri Lanka civil war

Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils. And he has a point.

Film breaks silence on 'madness' of Sri Lanka civil war

Jude Ratnam is worried how his film might go down with his fellow Sri Lankan Tamils. And he has a point.


05/26/2017 - 08:32

Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala

A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival.

Stars dig deep at charity Cannes AIDS gala

A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival.

05/26/2017 - 05:30

Bordeaux pins hopes for ravaged vineyards on June bloom

When a severe, unseasonal cold snap gripped Bordeaux vineyards in late April, winegrowers sprang into action.

Bordeaux pins hopes for ravaged vineyards on June bloom

When a severe, unseasonal cold snap gripped Bordeaux vineyards in late April, winegrowers sprang into action.


05/26/2017 - 06:10

Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White House

US compliance with its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change would be "crippling" to growth, the White House said Friday.

Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White House

US compliance with its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change would be "crippling" to growth, the White House said Friday.


05/25/2017 - 21:26

NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter

An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, researchers said Thursday.

NASA's Juno probe forces 'rethink' on Jupiter

An unmanned NASA spaceship circling Jupiter has spotted massive cyclones at the gas giant's poles, revealing stunning new details about our solar system's largest planet, researchers said Thursday.


05/25/2017 - 16:24

In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climate

At every stop in Donald Trump's whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change -- and the US president's threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement -- is never far from the surface.

In Europe, Trump feels the heat on climate

At every stop in Donald Trump's whirlwind of summit meetings in Europe, the issue of climate change -- and the US president's threat to ditch the 196-nation Paris Agreement -- is never far from the surface.


05/25/2017 - 13:16

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.

Everest rescuers retrieve bodies of two Indian climbers

Rescuers have retrieved the bodies of two Indian climbers who died on Mount Everest last year but whose remains could not be moved due to bad weather, an official said Thursday.


05/25/2017 - 11:46

Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race

A private New Zealand-based company joined the exclusive space-race club on Thursday with the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron.

Successful launch puts New Zealand in space race

A private New Zealand-based company joined the exclusive space-race club on Thursday with the successful launch of a Rocket Lab test craft named Electron.


05/25/2017 - 18:20

Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, US forecasters say

The Atlantic ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, US forecasters said Thursday.

Expect above-average Atlantic hurricane season, US forecasters say

The Atlantic ocean could see another above-average hurricane season this year, with 11-17 big storms and as many as nine hurricanes, US forecasters said Thursday.


05/24/2017 - 15:20

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials said Wednesday, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago.

Four climbers found dead on Everest

Authorities in Nepal have been unable to confirm the identities of four bodies found on Mount Everest, officials said Wednesday, raising speculation the climbers may have died years ago.

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