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04/30/2017 - 07:19

Trump hails first 100 days in office, says 'battles' ahead

Donald Trump hailed a "very productive" first 100 days as America's president, telling a roaring crowd of supporters other "great battles" ahead would be won.

Trump hails first 100 days in office, says 'battles' ahead

Donald Trump hailed a "very productive" first 100 days as America's president, telling a roaring crowd of supporters other "great battles" ahead would be won.


04/30/2017 - 07:44

Opposition presses for fresh marches in Venezuela

A top Venezuelan opposition figure called on Saturday for more marches aimed at taking back the courts and the National Electoral Council that he said had been "hijacked" by President Nicolas Maduro.

Opposition presses for fresh marches in Venezuela

A top Venezuelan opposition figure called on Saturday for more marches aimed at taking back the courts and the National Electoral Council that he said had been "hijacked" by President Nicolas Maduro.


04/30/2017 - 04:13

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

The battle to become France's next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions.

Macron, Le Pen offer sharp contrast in visions for France

The battle to become France's next president boils down to a sharp clash of contrasting visions.


04/30/2017 - 06:29

Italy's Renzi likely to win Democratic Party election

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is poised to win the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) in a primary election Sunday, propelling him back to the forefront of the national political scene.

Italy's Renzi likely to win Democratic Party election

Former Italian prime minister Matteo Renzi is poised to win the leadership of Italy's ruling Democratic Party (PD) in a primary election Sunday, propelling him back to the forefront of the national political scene.


04/30/2017 - 05:47

Trump cuts spark fears of global tax war

Donald Trump's plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say.

Trump cuts spark fears of global tax war

Donald Trump's plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say.


04/30/2017 - 04:21

US economy softens but Fed likely to stay the course

Since the Federal Reserve upped its benchmark interest rates by a notch in mid-March, the skies have grown a shade darker for the world's largest economy.

US economy softens but Fed likely to stay the course

Since the Federal Reserve upped its benchmark interest rates by a notch in mid-March, the skies have grown a shade darker for the world's largest economy.


04/30/2017 - 04:52

China says factory activity expands at slower pace in April

China's factory activity continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, official data showed on Sunday, adding to signs of stabilisation in the world's second largest economy.

China says factory activity expands at slower pace in April

China's factory activity continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, official data showed on Sunday, adding to signs of stabilisation in the world's second largest economy.


04/30/2017 - 05:15

Joshua 'good to go' for Klitschko rematch

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua declared he was willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after his 11th-round win on Saturday, but the Ukrainian wouldn't confirm he would box again.

Joshua 'good to go' for Klitschko rematch

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua declared he was willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after his 11th-round win on Saturday, but the Ukrainian wouldn't confirm he would box again.

04/30/2017 - 06:02

'Tontine' microcredit helps Senegal women do business

After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won the "cagnotte de la tontine", a precious jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her livelihood.

'Tontine' microcredit helps Senegal women do business

After months of waiting, 50-year-old Ndeye Khari Pouye has finally won the "cagnotte de la tontine", a precious jackpot to help feed her chickens and maintain her livelihood.


04/30/2017 - 05:36

China targets debt risks, but does it mean business?

China has launched perhaps its most concerted push yet to clean up a toxic brew of unregulated and risky lending increasingly viewed as a threat to global financial stability, but do authorities really mean business this time?

China targets debt risks, but does it mean business?

China has launched perhaps its most concerted push yet to clean up a toxic brew of unregulated and risky lending increasingly viewed as a threat to global financial stability, but do authorities really mean business this time?


04/30/2017 - 05:31

Vacant apartments held for ransom in Spain

A wall of bricks and cement covers the window of a brand new apartment on the ground floor of a quaint building in Barceloneta, a trendy seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona.

Vacant apartments held for ransom in Spain

A wall of bricks and cement covers the window of a brand new apartment on the ground floor of a quaint building in Barceloneta, a trendy seaside neighbourhood in Barcelona.


04/30/2017 - 04:21

US economy softens but Fed likely to stay the course

Since the Federal Reserve upped its benchmark interest rates by a notch in mid-March, the skies have grown a shade darker for the world's largest economy.

US economy softens but Fed likely to stay the course

Since the Federal Reserve upped its benchmark interest rates by a notch in mid-March, the skies have grown a shade darker for the world's largest economy.


04/30/2017 - 04:52

China says factory activity expands at slower pace in April

China's factory activity continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, official data showed on Sunday, adding to signs of stabilisation in the world's second largest economy.

China says factory activity expands at slower pace in April

China's factory activity continued to expand in April, albeit at a slower-than-expected pace, official data showed on Sunday, adding to signs of stabilisation in the world's second largest economy.


04/30/2017 - 05:47

Trump cuts spark fears of global tax war

Donald Trump's plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say.

Trump cuts spark fears of global tax war

Donald Trump's plans to slash corporate taxes in the United States have sparked concerns of a new global fiscal race to the bottom, possibly involving a wave of negative social consequences, experts say.


04/29/2017 - 06:54

First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world's second-longest rail route.

First direct London-China train completes 12,000 km run

Laden with whisky and baby milk, the first freight train linking China directly to the UK arrived in the eastern Chinese city of Yiwu Saturday after a 12,000-kilometre (7,500-mile) trip, becoming the world's second-longest rail route.


04/29/2017 - 06:02

US to review trade pacts, looking at 'abuses'

President Donald Trump will sign a decree Saturday ordering a review of "violations and abuses" of international trade pacts signed by the United States, including the 164-member World Trade Organization, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced.

US to review trade pacts, looking at 'abuses'

President Donald Trump will sign a decree Saturday ordering a review of "violations and abuses" of international trade pacts signed by the United States, including the 164-member World Trade Organization, Commerce Secretary Wilbur Ross announced.

04/30/2017 - 05:15

Joshua 'good to go' for Klitschko rematch

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua declared he was willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after his 11th-round win on Saturday, but the Ukrainian wouldn't confirm he would box again.

Joshua 'good to go' for Klitschko rematch

World heavyweight champion Anthony Joshua declared he was willing to give Wladimir Klitschko a rematch after his 11th-round win on Saturday, but the Ukrainian wouldn't confirm he would box again.


04/30/2017 - 04:58

Canterbury Crusaders charge on without injured skipper Read

The unbeaten Canterbury Crusaders won a ninth Super Rugby game this weekend, but the result was soured by an injury to All Blacks skipper Kieran Read.

Canterbury Crusaders charge on without injured skipper Read

The unbeaten Canterbury Crusaders won a ninth Super Rugby game this weekend, but the result was soured by an injury to All Blacks skipper Kieran Read.


04/30/2017 - 03:30

Cavaliers, Warriors well rested as NBA playoffs round two opens

Defending champion Cleveland and season win leader Golden State, each seeking a third consecutive NBA Finals appearance, are well rested as the second round of the playoffs begins Sunday.

Cavaliers, Warriors well rested as NBA playoffs round two opens

Defending champion Cleveland and season win leader Golden State, each seeking a third consecutive NBA Finals appearance, are well rested as the second round of the playoffs begins Sunday.


04/30/2017 - 02:25

Blixt and Smith pull away at PGA Zurich Classic

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith produced a bogey-free four-under par 68 on Saturday, stretching their lead to four strokes entering the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Blixt and Smith pull away at PGA Zurich Classic

Jonas Blixt and Cameron Smith produced a bogey-free four-under par 68 on Saturday, stretching their lead to four strokes entering the final round of the Zurich Classic of New Orleans.


04/30/2017 - 06:28

IndyCar champ Pagenaud notches first oval win

France's reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud notched another milestone in his IndyCar career with his first win on a racing oval at the Phoenix Grand Prix.

IndyCar champ Pagenaud notches first oval win

France's reigning series champion Simon Pagenaud notched another milestone in his IndyCar career with his first win on a racing oval at the Phoenix Grand Prix.


04/29/2017 - 23:10

Clermont stay on double course, La Rochelle into semis

Clermont stayed on course for a French and European double when they edged Lyon 23-20 to move into second place in the Top 14 as La Rochelle confirmed their semi-final spot without even playing.

Clermont stay on double course, La Rochelle into semis

Clermont stayed on course for a French and European double when they edged Lyon 23-20 to move into second place in the Top 14 as La Rochelle confirmed their semi-final spot without even playing.


04/29/2017 - 21:19

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.

Rampant Bayern win fifth straight German league title

Bayern Munich were crowned Bundesliga champions for the fifth straight season on Saturday after Robert Lewandowski scored twice in a 6-0 thrashing of 10-man Wolfsburg.


04/30/2017 - 00:15

Nomura stretches lead at windy LPGA Texas Shootout

Japan's Haru Nomura stretched her lead to two strokes at the wind-whipped LPGA Texas Shootout on Saturday, firing a one-over par 72 at Las Colinas Country Club in suburban Dallas.

Nomura stretches lead at windy LPGA Texas Shootout

Japan's Haru Nomura stretched her lead to two strokes at the wind-whipped LPGA Texas Shootout on Saturday, firing a one-over par 72 at Las Colinas Country Club in suburban Dallas.

04/28/2017 - 09:37

There are aliens out there says director Ridley Scott

"Alien" creator Ridley Scott says he's convinced that there are aliens out there -- and one day they could come for us.

There are aliens out there says director Ridley Scott

"Alien" creator Ridley Scott says he's convinced that there are aliens out there -- and one day they could come for us.


04/28/2017 - 09:09

New TV show mocking Trump enters crowded satire market

The explosive dawn of the Donald Trump presidency is energizing comedians and satirists as TV ratings boom, shows proliferate and top talents vie to portray the commander-in-chief as a buffoon.

New TV show mocking Trump enters crowded satire market

The explosive dawn of the Donald Trump presidency is energizing comedians and satirists as TV ratings boom, shows proliferate and top talents vie to portray the commander-in-chief as a buffoon.


04/29/2017 - 21:29

Milan exhibition highlights migrant odyssey

An exhibition in Milan is offering through the lens of 65 photographers an original look at the topic of immigration and the migrant crisis.

Milan exhibition highlights migrant odyssey

An exhibition in Milan is offering through the lens of 65 photographers an original look at the topic of immigration and the migrant crisis.


04/28/2017 - 13:13

'Hellsinki' paints tribute to rock band Kiss

It's called "Hellsinki" for a reason: Finland's heavy metal fans on Friday placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city to honour hard rock group Kiss.

'Hellsinki' paints tribute to rock band Kiss

It's called "Hellsinki" for a reason: Finland's heavy metal fans on Friday placed masks on four giant statues in the capital city to honour hard rock group Kiss.


04/28/2017 - 22:34

In new Gorillaz album, dark political vision comes true

Creating the latest album of his virtual band Gorillaz, Damon Albarn had what he considered a dark, sci-fi vision -- Donald Trump as president of the United States. Then it came true.

In new Gorillaz album, dark political vision comes true

Creating the latest album of his virtual band Gorillaz, Damon Albarn had what he considered a dark, sci-fi vision -- Donald Trump as president of the United States. Then it came true.


04/28/2017 - 13:42

Rap, a universal language, in service of endangered ones

Rap has been called a universal language -- but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.

Rap, a universal language, in service of endangered ones

Rap has been called a universal language -- but it can also be a tool to preserve languages at risk.


04/28/2017 - 22:08

Paltrow brings 'Goop' to print with Conde Nast

Actress and lifestyle maven Gwyneth Paltrow announced Friday she is launching a print magazine based on her style website Goop with publishing group Conde Nast.

Paltrow brings 'Goop' to print with Conde Nast

Actress and lifestyle maven Gwyneth Paltrow announced Friday she is launching a print magazine based on her style website Goop with publishing group Conde Nast.

04/30/2017 - 05:36

Cities brace for climate challenges

Faced with exploding populations and steadily rising temperatures worldwide, cities must make haste in reinforcing defences against climate change-induced flooding and heat waves, experts warned this week.

Cities brace for climate challenges

Faced with exploding populations and steadily rising temperatures worldwide, cities must make haste in reinforcing defences against climate change-induced flooding and heat waves, experts warned this week.


04/30/2017 - 05:13

Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Chernobyl trauma

Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio.

Ukraine clings to nuclear power despite Chernobyl trauma

Ukraine is still suffering from the trauma of the world's worst civil nuclear accident at Chernobyl but has nonetheless turned the hazardous fuel into the backbone of its energy portfolio.


04/29/2017 - 05:30

Soul-searching scientists struggle to get message across

"We mortals do not understand you." That's the heartfelt cry from former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, pleading with scientists to use everyday language to help counter growing public mistrust.

Soul-searching scientists struggle to get message across

"We mortals do not understand you." That's the heartfelt cry from former UN climate chief Christiana Figueres, pleading with scientists to use everyday language to help counter growing public mistrust.


04/28/2017 - 21:52

SpaceX to launch classified US govt payload Sunday

SpaceX on Sunday is scheduled to make its first military launch, with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States.

SpaceX to launch classified US govt payload Sunday

SpaceX on Sunday is scheduled to make its first military launch, with a classified payload for the National Reconnaissance Office, which makes and operates spy satellites for the United States.


04/28/2017 - 14:36

Greenpeace disrupts Credit Suisse meet over pipeline financing

Greenpeace activists disrupted a Credit Suisse shareholder meeting in Zurich Friday, unfurling a banner to protest the bank's alleged financing of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the United States.

Greenpeace disrupts Credit Suisse meet over pipeline financing

Greenpeace activists disrupted a Credit Suisse shareholder meeting in Zurich Friday, unfurling a banner to protest the bank's alleged financing of the controversial Dakota Access pipeline in the United States.

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