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12/17/2017 - 18:27

Billionaire and ex-TV presenter vie for Chile's presidency

A billionaire looking to regain the presidency and a former TV presenter were Sunday competing in an election run-off to lead Chile, with the outcome far from certain.

Billionaire and ex-TV presenter vie for Chile's presidency

A billionaire looking to regain the presidency and a former TV presenter were Sunday competing in an election run-off to lead Chile, with the outcome far from certain.


12/17/2017 - 18:03

Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs.

Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs.


12/17/2017 - 18:00

Putin thanks Trump for help in foiling attack plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for the CIA's help in foiling a plot to attack the city of Saint Petersburg, the Kremlin said Sunday.

Putin thanks Trump for help in foiling attack plot

Russian President Vladimir Putin has thanked his US counterpart Donald Trump for the CIA's help in foiling a plot to attack the city of Saint Petersburg, the Kremlin said Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 17:12

Trump team claims Russia investigator 'unlawfully' got emails

A lawyer for Donald Trump's transition team has alleged special counsel Robert Mueller unlawfully received tens of thousands of emails, in the latest attack on the credibility of the probe into Russian meddling in the US election.

Trump team claims Russia investigator 'unlawfully' got emails

A lawyer for Donald Trump's transition team has alleged special counsel Robert Mueller unlawfully received tens of thousands of emails, in the latest attack on the credibility of the probe into Russian meddling in the US election.


12/17/2017 - 15:02

Barca reach agreement with Griezmann - reports

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid's star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.

Barca reach agreement with Griezmann - reports

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid's star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 14:52

French sailor Gabart pulverises solo around the world record

French sailor François Gabart smashed six days and 10 hours off sailing's around the world record on Sunday producing what many pundits felt was a previously unthinkable time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

French sailor Gabart pulverises solo around the world record

French sailor François Gabart smashed six days and 10 hours off sailing's around the world record on Sunday producing what many pundits felt was a previously unthinkable time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.


12/17/2017 - 14:48

IS claims pre-Christmas suicide bombing of Pakistan church, eight dead

A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service on Sunday, just over a week before Christmas.

IS claims pre-Christmas suicide bombing of Pakistan church, eight dead

A suicide bomb attack on a Pakistan church claimed by the Islamic State group killed at least eight people and wounded 30 during a service on Sunday, just over a week before Christmas.


12/17/2017 - 13:50

Trump team claims investigator 'unlawfully' got emails

The special counsel probing whether US President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia has unlawfully received tens of thousands of emails, a lawyer for Trump's transition alleges, according to US media.

Trump team claims investigator 'unlawfully' got emails

The special counsel probing whether US President Donald Trump's campaign colluded with Russia has unlawfully received tens of thousands of emails, a lawyer for Trump's transition alleges, according to US media.

12/17/2017 - 18:14

Irish pilot union agrees to Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.

Irish pilot union agrees to Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.


12/17/2017 - 16:40

Irish pilot union agrees Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.

Irish pilot union agrees Ryanair talks ahead of planned strike

The union representing Ireland-based Ryanair pilots said on Sunday it had agreed to talk with the no-frills airline but warned that the meeting could be too late to avert a strike set for Wednesday.


12/17/2017 - 14:51

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.


12/17/2017 - 14:18

Lauda says Lufthansa wants to 'destroy' Niki airline

Austrian former racing driver Niki Lauda on Sunday accused German carrier Lufthansa of trying to "destroy" the Niki airline which he founded.

Lauda says Lufthansa wants to 'destroy' Niki airline

Austrian former racing driver Niki Lauda on Sunday accused German carrier Lufthansa of trying to "destroy" the Niki airline which he founded.


12/17/2017 - 13:29

French aerospace giant Thales acquires SIM maker Gemalto

French aerospace and defence group Thales said Sunday it has bought European SIM manufacturer Gemalto in a bid to become a global leader in digital security.

French aerospace giant Thales acquires SIM maker Gemalto

French aerospace and defence group Thales said Sunday it has bought European SIM manufacturer Gemalto in a bid to become a global leader in digital security.


12/17/2017 - 12:51

UBS boss says bitcoins 'not money', urges regulators to act

The chairman of Swiss banking giant UBS said in an interview published Sunday that he does not consider the soaring cryptocurrency bitcoin as money and called for regulators to intervene.

UBS boss says bitcoins 'not money', urges regulators to act

The chairman of Swiss banking giant UBS said in an interview published Sunday that he does not consider the soaring cryptocurrency bitcoin as money and called for regulators to intervene.


12/17/2017 - 08:06

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying "harmful" waste, official sources said Sunday.

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying "harmful" waste, official sources said Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 05:01

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week.

End of an era: Boeing 747 takes last US commercial flight

The Boeing 747, the original jumbo jet that was the favorite American presidents and key to affordable mass market air travel in the United States, will pass into aviation history this week.

12/17/2017 - 17:57

Hirscher wins fifth straight Alta Badia giant slalom

Austrian Marcel Hirscher on Sunday stormed to a fifth straight victory at the Alta Badia giant slalom, winning by a wide margin.

Hirscher wins fifth straight Alta Badia giant slalom

Austrian Marcel Hirscher on Sunday stormed to a fifth straight victory at the Alta Badia giant slalom, winning by a wide margin.


12/17/2017 - 17:55

Lukaku, Lingard strike as United beat West Brom

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as Jose Mourinho's men kept their faint title hopes alive.

Lukaku, Lingard strike as United beat West Brom

Goals from Romelu Lukaku and Jesse Lingard gave Manchester United a 2-1 win over West Bromwich Albion on Sunday as Jose Mourinho's men kept their faint title hopes alive.


12/17/2017 - 16:27

Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends

Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to his Celtic stars for their "incredible" run after their record 69-game unbeaten streak ended in a shock 4-0 defeat at Hearts on Sunday.

Rodgers salutes Celtic as record run ends

Brendan Rodgers paid tribute to his Celtic stars for their "incredible" run after their record 69-game unbeaten streak ended in a shock 4-0 defeat at Hearts on Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 15:50

Ruthless Man City won't let up -- Jesus

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has warned his side's rivals that the Premier League leaders won't become complacent as they surge towards the title.

Ruthless Man City won't let up -- Jesus

Manchester City striker Gabriel Jesus has warned his side's rivals that the Premier League leaders won't become complacent as they surge towards the title.


12/17/2017 - 15:42

French sailor Gabart pulverises solo around the world record

French sailor François Gabart smashed six days and 10 hours off sailing's around the world record on Sunday producing what many pundits felt was a previously unthinkable time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.

French sailor Gabart pulverises solo around the world record

French sailor François Gabart smashed six days and 10 hours off sailing's around the world record on Sunday producing what many pundits felt was a previously unthinkable time of 42 days, 16 hours, 40 minutes and 35 seconds.


12/17/2017 - 15:08

Russia making progress over doping says Coe

IAAF chief Lord Sebastian Coe believes Russia is showing a significant change in its attitude to tackling the doping scandal that saw the nation exiled from world athletics.

Russia making progress over doping says Coe

IAAF chief Lord Sebastian Coe believes Russia is showing a significant change in its attitude to tackling the doping scandal that saw the nation exiled from world athletics.


12/17/2017 - 15:04

Froome test bad for cycling says rival Bardet

France's top cyclist Romain Bardet said Sunday that Chris Froome's adverse drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana had damaged the credibility of the sport.

Froome test bad for cycling says rival Bardet

France's top cyclist Romain Bardet said Sunday that Chris Froome's adverse drugs test at the Vuelta a Espana had damaged the credibility of the sport.


12/17/2017 - 15:02

Barca reach agreement with Griezmann - reports

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid's star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.

Barca reach agreement with Griezmann - reports

Barcelona president Josep Maria Bartomeu has met with the family of Atletico Madrid's star forward Antoine Griezmann ahead of a possible summer move, sports daily Mundo Deportivo reported on Sunday.

12/17/2017 - 16:14

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.

Parallel geniuses? Composer mashes up Beethoven and Kanye

The orchestra charges into the furious opening notes from the last movement of Beethoven's String Quartet No. 14. A drum-set kicks in, giving way to a new melody.


12/17/2017 - 13:48

Royal row as body of king who aided Mussolini returns to Italy

The body of Italy's controversial king Victor Emmanuel III returned to Italy on Sunday, amid a row over where the monarch who abetted dictator Benito Mussolini should be buried.

Royal row as body of king who aided Mussolini returns to Italy

The body of Italy's controversial king Victor Emmanuel III returned to Italy on Sunday, amid a row over where the monarch who abetted dictator Benito Mussolini should be buried.


12/17/2017 - 13:37

Assange told not to interfere in Catalonia: Ecuador president

Ecuador has warned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not to interfere in Catalonia's separatist crisis, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in an interview published Sunday.

Assange told not to interfere in Catalonia: Ecuador president

Ecuador has warned WikiLeaks founder Julian Assange not to interfere in Catalonia's separatist crisis, Ecuadorian President Lenin Moreno said in an interview published Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 13:35

Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday

Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful.

Cake for 'joyful' pope on his 81st birthday

Pope Francis celebrated his 81st birthday Sunday with a hero cake and a message urging the world -- and children in particular -- to join in the holiday mood and be joyful.


12/17/2017 - 13:21

Gabart: the record breaking sailor who doesn't like to swim

He is affectionately known as "Excel spreadsheet" to his teammates, but Frenchman Francois Gabart's precise planning has helped earn him a world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the world.

Gabart: the record breaking sailor who doesn't like to swim

He is affectionately known as "Excel spreadsheet" to his teammates, but Frenchman Francois Gabart's precise planning has helped earn him a world record for the fastest non-stop solo navigation of the world.


12/17/2017 - 03:22

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.

'Titanic' keeps that sinking feeling alive, 20 years on

Part saturnine elegy to doomed youth, part exaltation of the transcendent power of love, blockbuster disaster movie "Titanic" is delivering that sinking feeling to a whole new generation of fans.


12/16/2017 - 04:50

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites.

Film about poor kids at Disney's gates is fairy tale hit

It is already the fairy tale of this year's Oscars race: A little film about homeless children living in the shadow of Walt Disney World in Florida that threatens to turn the tables on the big-budget favourites.


12/16/2017 - 03:13

'In the Fade' star Diane Kruger on her real-life agony

It is the most intense, critically-acclaimed role of her career, but Diane Kruger hardly had to act at all to play a grief-stricken woman robbed of her family in a bombing.

'In the Fade' star Diane Kruger on her real-life agony

It is the most intense, critically-acclaimed role of her career, but Diane Kruger hardly had to act at all to play a grief-stricken woman robbed of her family in a bombing.

12/17/2017 - 18:03

Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs.

Revealed: the Pentagon's secret UFO-hunting program

The Pentagon has acknowledged funding a secret multi-million dollar program to investigate sightings of UFOs.


12/17/2017 - 14:51

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.

'Dragon back' as cargo reaches space station

SpaceX's unmanned Dragon cargo ship docked on Sunday with the International Space Station, bringing supplies and experiments for the astronauts in orbit.


12/17/2017 - 09:39

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS 

A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station.

Two rookie astronauts, cosmonaut blast off to ISS 

A three-man space crew featuring American and Japanese rookie astronauts as well as an experienced Russian cosmonaut blasted off on Sunday for a six-month mission at the International Space Station.


12/17/2017 - 08:43

Montecito's misery: Ash rains in California wildfire battle

Ash rained down Saturday on the dry hills and multi-million-dollar homes of Montecito, where firefighters chased spot blazes fanned by winds in one of California's largest wildfires in decades.

Montecito's misery: Ash rains in California wildfire battle

Ash rained down Saturday on the dry hills and multi-million-dollar homes of Montecito, where firefighters chased spot blazes fanned by winds in one of California's largest wildfires in decades.


12/17/2017 - 08:06

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying "harmful" waste, official sources said Sunday.

Taiwan steel firm behind toxic dump in Vietnam fined again

A Taiwanese steel firm behind a toxic spill that killed tonnes of fish in central Vietnam last year was fined for a second time for illegally burying "harmful" waste, official sources said Sunday.


12/17/2017 - 05:51

China shivers as shift from coal to gas sputters

With temperatures dipping below freezing in a northern Chinese village, a group of parka-clad women tried to stay warm as they played mahjong around a small gas stove in a grocery store.

China shivers as shift from coal to gas sputters

With temperatures dipping below freezing in a northern Chinese village, a group of parka-clad women tried to stay warm as they played mahjong around a small gas stove in a grocery store.


12/17/2017 - 05:45

In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent's diminishing freshwater supplies.

In Kashmir, Pakistan and India race to tap the Himalayas

Several hundred metres underground, thousands of labourers grind away day and night on a mammoth hydroelectric project in contested Kashmir, where India and Pakistan are racing to tap the subcontinent's diminishing freshwater supplies.


12/16/2017 - 17:57

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000 euros at French auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.

Mammoth skeleton sells for nearly 550,000  euros at French auction

The nearly intact skeleton of a woolly mammoth that lived at least 10,000 years ago was sold at auction for more than a half million euros Saturday in the southeastern French city of Lyon.

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