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02/27/2017 - 23:56

Trump eyes jump in defense spending

President Donald Trump announced Monday he would ask Congress for a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending and a large reduction in foreign aid, as he offered a taste of his upcoming budget.

Trump eyes jump in defense spending

President Donald Trump announced Monday he would ask Congress for a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending and a large reduction in foreign aid, as he offered a taste of his upcoming budget.


02/28/2017 - 03:30

Trump commerce chief confirmed despite questions on Russian ties

Wilbur Ross sailed through Senate confirmation to become the new commerce secretary, despite tough questions about his possible ties with Russian oligarchs through his position on the board of the Bank of Cyprus.

Trump commerce chief confirmed despite questions on Russian ties

Wilbur Ross sailed through Senate confirmation to become the new commerce secretary, despite tough questions about his possible ties with Russian oligarchs through his position on the board of the Bank of Cyprus.


02/28/2017 - 05:24

Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec

A new engineering executive at Uber has left after the ride-sharing titan learned he ended his career at Google after a sexual harassment complaint, according to US media reports.

Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec

A new engineering executive at Uber has left after the ride-sharing titan learned he ended his career at Google after a sexual harassment complaint, according to US media reports.


02/28/2017 - 02:16

Democrats warn not to stymie probe into Trump-Russia ties

Top Democrats warn Republicans not to stymie investigations into contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, as the White House sought to quell a media storm over the allegations.

Democrats warn not to stymie probe into Trump-Russia ties

Top Democrats warn Republicans not to stymie investigations into contacts between President Donald Trump's campaign and Russia, as the White House sought to quell a media storm over the allegations.


02/28/2017 - 03:42

Oscars mixup blamed on accountant eclipses 'Moonlight' win

An Oscars howler that saw best picture go to the wrong movie was blamed on an accountant losing track of his envelopes -- and undermining a historic triumph for black cinema.

Oscars mixup blamed on accountant eclipses 'Moonlight' win

An Oscars howler that saw best picture go to the wrong movie was blamed on an accountant losing track of his envelopes -- and undermining a historic triumph for black cinema.


02/28/2017 - 04:23

S. Korea's Lotte signs land deal for US missile system

South Korean retail giant Lotte on Tuesday signed a deal to provide a golf course to host a controversial US missile defence system loathed by Beijing, Seoul's defence ministry said.

S. Korea's Lotte signs land deal for US missile system

South Korean retail giant Lotte on Tuesday signed a deal to provide a golf course to host a controversial US missile defence system loathed by Beijing, Seoul's defence ministry said.


02/28/2017 - 03:09

Japan's Takata pleads guilty in defective airbag case

Tokyo-based Takata formally pleaded guilty to fraud and will pay a billion-dollar fine to settle suits over its defective airbags, the Justice Department said.

Japan's Takata pleads guilty in defective airbag case

Tokyo-based Takata formally pleaded guilty to fraud and will pay a billion-dollar fine to settle suits over its defective airbags, the Justice Department said.


02/28/2017 - 03:11

I'm ready for Leicester job: Shakespeare

Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said he was ready to take on the role full-time after overseeing an impressive 3-1 win against Liverpool in his first game.

I'm ready for Leicester job: Shakespeare

Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said he was ready to take on the role full-time after overseeing an impressive 3-1 win against Liverpool in his first game.

02/28/2017 - 06:33

Asia must spend $26 tn on infrastructure by 2030: ADB

Asian nations must spend $26 trillion by 2030 on infrastructure to battle poverty, boost economic growth and fight climate change, the Asian Development Bank warned on Tuesday.

Asia must spend $26 tn on infrastructure by 2030: ADB

Asian nations must spend $26 trillion by 2030 on infrastructure to battle poverty, boost economic growth and fight climate change, the Asian Development Bank warned on Tuesday.


02/28/2017 - 05:28

As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz

Hao Rui only took up skiing this winter, but the 17-year-oldlooked like a veteran as he perched casually atop a slope outside Beijing before schussing downhill.

As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz

Hao Rui only took up skiing this winter, but the 17-year-oldlooked like a veteran as he perched casually atop a slope outside Beijing before schussing downhill.


02/28/2017 - 04:23

S. Korea's Lotte signs land deal for US missile system

South Korean retail giant Lotte on Tuesday signed a deal to provide a golf course to host a controversial US missile defence system loathed by Beijing, Seoul's defence ministry said.

S. Korea's Lotte signs land deal for US missile system

South Korean retail giant Lotte on Tuesday signed a deal to provide a golf course to host a controversial US missile defence system loathed by Beijing, Seoul's defence ministry said.


02/28/2017 - 03:52

Asian markets rise, dollar holds gains ahead of Trump speech

Tokyo led a rebound in Asian markets Tuesday as the dollar held on to the previous day's gains while investors keenly await Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress.

Asian markets rise, dollar holds gains ahead of Trump speech

Tokyo led a rebound in Asian markets Tuesday as the dollar held on to the previous day's gains while investors keenly await Donald Trump's speech to a joint session of Congress.


02/27/2017 - 23:56

Trump eyes jump in defense spending

President Donald Trump announced Monday he would ask Congress for a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending and a large reduction in foreign aid, as he offered a taste of his upcoming budget.

Trump eyes jump in defense spending

President Donald Trump announced Monday he would ask Congress for a nearly 10 percent increase in defense spending and a large reduction in foreign aid, as he offered a taste of his upcoming budget.


02/28/2017 - 03:22

Japan factory output down in red flag for economy

Japan's factory output unexpectedly slipped 0.8 percent in January, the first fall in six months and the latest red flag for the world's number-three economy, official data showed Tuesday.

Japan factory output down in red flag for economy

Japan's factory output unexpectedly slipped 0.8 percent in January, the first fall in six months and the latest red flag for the world's number-three economy, official data showed Tuesday.


02/28/2017 - 05:24

Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec

A new engineering executive at Uber has left after the ride-sharing titan learned he ended his career at Google after a sexual harassment complaint, according to US media reports.

Harassment complaint at prior job ends road for new Uber exec

A new engineering executive at Uber has left after the ride-sharing titan learned he ended his career at Google after a sexual harassment complaint, according to US media reports.


02/28/2017 - 03:09

Japan's Takata pleads guilty in defective airbag case

Tokyo-based Takata formally pleaded guilty to fraud and will pay a billion-dollar fine to settle suits over its defective airbags, the Justice Department said.

Japan's Takata pleads guilty in defective airbag case

Tokyo-based Takata formally pleaded guilty to fraud and will pay a billion-dollar fine to settle suits over its defective airbags, the Justice Department said.

02/28/2017 - 03:11

I'm ready for Leicester job: Shakespeare

Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said he was ready to take on the role full-time after overseeing an impressive 3-1 win against Liverpool in his first game.

I'm ready for Leicester job: Shakespeare

Leicester City caretaker manager Craig Shakespeare said he was ready to take on the role full-time after overseeing an impressive 3-1 win against Liverpool in his first game.


02/27/2017 - 23:30

Late Belotti brace for Torino stuns Fiorentina

Italy striker Andrea Belotti made amends for missing a second-half penalty for Torino with a late brace that secured a share of the points in a 2-2 draw at Fiorentina in Serie A Monday.

Late Belotti brace for Torino stuns Fiorentina

Italy striker Andrea Belotti made amends for missing a second-half penalty for Torino with a late brace that secured a share of the points in a 2-2 draw at Fiorentina in Serie A Monday.


02/27/2017 - 19:32

Federer fires in Dubai on return from Australian Open heroics

Roger Federer showed few signs of rust after a month off following his Australian Open heroics in sending Benoit Paire packing at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Monday.

Federer fires in Dubai on return from Australian Open heroics

Roger Federer showed few signs of rust after a month off following his Australian Open heroics in sending Benoit Paire packing at the Dubai Tennis Championships on Monday.


02/27/2017 - 21:43

Hamilton's 'beast' pips Vettel in Formula One first-day testing

Lewis Hamilton fired a warning to his title rivals on Monday pipping Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on the opening day of pre-season testing in Barcelona in his "beast" of a Mercedes.

Hamilton's 'beast' pips Vettel in Formula One first-day testing

Lewis Hamilton fired a warning to his title rivals on Monday pipping Ferrari's Sebastian Vettel on the opening day of pre-season testing in Barcelona in his "beast" of a Mercedes.


02/27/2017 - 18:42

Toulon to suspend O'Connor over Paris cocaine bust

Toulon will suspend Australian international James O'Connor after Paris police charged him with possession of cocaine, the Top 14 club's president said Monday.

Toulon to suspend O'Connor over Paris cocaine bust

Toulon will suspend Australian international James O'Connor after Paris police charged him with possession of cocaine, the Top 14 club's president said Monday.


02/28/2017 - 05:28

As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz

Hao Rui only took up skiing this winter, but the 17-year-oldlooked like a veteran as he perched casually atop a slope outside Beijing before schussing downhill.

As Olympics loom, China plunges into snow biz

Hao Rui only took up skiing this winter, but the 17-year-oldlooked like a veteran as he perched casually atop a slope outside Beijing before schussing downhill.


02/27/2017 - 20:00

Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.

Phelps frustrated by Rio doping fears

US swimming legend Michael Phelps has spoken of his frustration at the possibility rivals were using drugs at last year's Rio de Janeiro Olympics.


02/27/2017 - 22:26

Foul-mouthed Haye rises to Bellew fans bait

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye resorted to expletives and raising his middle finger to supporters of Tony Bellew his opponent next Saturday at a press conference in the latter's home town of Liverpool.

Foul-mouthed Haye rises to Bellew fans bait

Former world heavyweight champion David Haye resorted to expletives and raising his middle finger to supporters of Tony Bellew his opponent next Saturday at a press conference in the latter's home town of Liverpool.

02/28/2017 - 04:25

US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel

Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian.

US challenges Kremlin with new Russian TV channel

Nearly three decades after it helped topple communist totalitarian regimes in Eastern Europe, US-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty is challenging Moscow again, this time with a new 24-hour TV news channel in Russian.


02/28/2017 - 03:42

Oscars mixup blamed on accountant eclipses 'Moonlight' win

An Oscars howler that saw best picture go to the wrong movie was blamed on an accountant losing track of his envelopes -- and undermining a historic triumph for black cinema.

Oscars mixup blamed on accountant eclipses 'Moonlight' win

An Oscars howler that saw best picture go to the wrong movie was blamed on an accountant losing track of his envelopes -- and undermining a historic triumph for black cinema.


02/28/2017 - 03:39

'Moonlight' win ignites hope in historic Miami ghetto

Too often, the stories portrayed in the news around the crumbling pastel apartment units in Miami's Liberty City tell of violence and bloodshed, of young lives cut short by drugs or guns.

'Moonlight' win ignites hope in historic Miami ghetto

Too often, the stories portrayed in the news around the crumbling pastel apartment units in Miami's Liberty City tell of violence and bloodshed, of young lives cut short by drugs or guns.


02/28/2017 - 00:52

Accountant 'very upset' over Oscars best film mixup

A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers has been identified as the culprit for a mixup in the final moments of the Oscars that saw best picture awarded to the wrong movie.

Accountant 'very upset' over Oscars best film mixup

A partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers has been identified as the culprit for a mixup in the final moments of the Oscars that saw best picture awarded to the wrong movie.


02/28/2017 - 00:57

Netflix boss predicts mobile operators will soon offer unlimited video

Netflix head Reed Hastings predicted Monday that mobile carriers will soon offer data plans that give users unlimited video streaming to meet the rising popularity of watching TV and movies on mobile devices.

Netflix boss predicts mobile operators will soon offer unlimited video

Netflix head Reed Hastings predicted Monday that mobile carriers will soon offer data plans that give users unlimited video streaming to meet the rising popularity of watching TV and movies on mobile devices.


02/27/2017 - 23:55

Trump blames Oscars fail on show's political tone

President Donald Trump said Monday the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show.

Trump blames Oscars fail on show's political tone

President Donald Trump said Monday the chaos that erupted at the end of the Oscars was due to Hollywood obsessing about him rather than concentrating on running a smooth show.


02/27/2017 - 23:48

Streaming industry in historic win at Oscars

In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.

Streaming industry in historic win at Oscars

In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.


02/27/2017 - 20:57

Oscar elation from afar for Syria's White Helmets

It was shortly after 6:00 am in Turkey, and Khaled Khatib and his cousin Fadi had dozed off while staying up all night to watch the Oscars.

Oscar elation from afar for Syria's White Helmets

It was shortly after 6:00 am in Turkey, and Khaled Khatib and his cousin Fadi had dozed off while staying up all night to watch the Oscars.

02/28/2017 - 04:12

Hiding in swamps, S.Sudanese eat little more than lilies

Thousands of people at the epicentre of a man-made famine in South Sudan emerged from the safety of the swamps this past weekend hoping to receive emergency deliveries of food.

Hiding in swamps, S.Sudanese eat little more than lilies

Thousands of people at the epicentre of a man-made famine in South Sudan emerged from the safety of the swamps this past weekend hoping to receive emergency deliveries of food.


02/28/2017 - 01:12

SpaceX to send two tourists around Moon in 2018

SpaceX said Monday two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon in what would mark the farthest humans have ever traveled to deep space.

SpaceX to send two tourists around Moon in 2018

SpaceX said Monday two private citizens have paid money to be sent around the Moon in what would mark the farthest humans have ever traveled to deep space.


02/28/2017 - 00:30

Humans spark most US wildfires: study

People sparked most US wildfires in recent decades, causing longer fire seasons and increasing the amount of scorched earth, according to a new study published Monday.

Humans spark most US wildfires: study

People sparked most US wildfires in recent decades, causing longer fire seasons and increasing the amount of scorched earth, according to a new study published Monday.


02/27/2017 - 18:02

When galaxies crash, black holes devour stars

Supermassive black holes rip up and devour hapless stars a hundred times more frequently than thought, according to research released on Monday.

When galaxies crash, black holes devour stars

Supermassive black holes rip up and devour hapless stars a hundred times more frequently than thought, according to research released on Monday.


02/27/2017 - 17:58

S. Africa rhino poaching dipped in 2016, stays above 1,000

Poachers killed 1,054 South African rhinos for their horns in 2016, a 10 percent dip on a year earlier, the environment ministry said Monday, as officials struggle to quell the slaughter.

S. Africa rhino poaching dipped in 2016, stays above 1,000

Poachers killed 1,054 South African rhinos for their horns in 2016, a 10 percent dip on a year earlier, the environment ministry said Monday, as officials struggle to quell the slaughter.


02/27/2017 - 17:04

'Our daily bread' has hidden climate costs

Nearly half the environmental impact of a loaf of bread comes from the "unsustainable use" of fertilisers on wheat crops, researchers said Monday.

'Our daily bread' has hidden climate costs

Nearly half the environmental impact of a loaf of bread comes from the "unsustainable use" of fertilisers on wheat crops, researchers said Monday.


02/28/2017 - 06:25

In South Korea, the race is on for Olympics 5G next year

Tech-savvy sports enthusiasts will get their money's worth at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where South Korea's KT mobile operator wants to give spectators what it hopes will be their first 5G experience.

In South Korea, the race is on for Olympics 5G next year

Tech-savvy sports enthusiasts will get their money's worth at next year's Pyeongchang Winter Olympics where South Korea's KT mobile operator wants to give spectators what it hopes will be their first 5G experience.


02/27/2017 - 17:44

Gumtree bans donkey sales in S.Africa over skin trade

Online sales website Gumtree said Monday that it had banned advertisements offering donkeys in South Africa to prevent inhumane killings of the animals to meet Chinese demand for their skins.

Gumtree bans donkey sales in S.Africa over skin trade

Online sales website Gumtree said Monday that it had banned advertisements offering donkeys in South Africa to prevent inhumane killings of the animals to meet Chinese demand for their skins.

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