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01/17/2018 - 22:45

Tillerson says US troops in Syria to counter Assad

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US troops will remain in Syria not juts to fight jihadists but also to counter the power of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Iran.

Tillerson says US troops in Syria to counter Assad

Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said Wednesday that US troops will remain in Syria not juts to fight jihadists but also to counter the power of Bashar al-Assad and his ally Iran.


01/17/2018 - 22:35

US firms optimistic but labor shortages constrain growth: Fed

American businesses are upbeat about 2018, but more widespread difficulties finding workers are constraining growth for some firms, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.

US firms optimistic but labor shortages constrain growth: Fed

American businesses are upbeat about 2018, but more widespread difficulties finding workers are constraining growth for some firms, according to a Federal Reserve survey released Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 22:26

USA Gymnastics won't enforce Maroney gag order

USA Gymnastics said Wednesday that Olympic star McKayla Maroney was free to speak about her sexual abuse case following outrage over a gag order she was required to sign as part of a $1.25 million settlement.

USA Gymnastics won't enforce Maroney gag order

USA Gymnastics said Wednesday that Olympic star McKayla Maroney was free to speak about her sexual abuse case following outrage over a gag order she was required to sign as part of a $1.25 million settlement.


01/17/2018 - 22:13

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.

Pope denounces violence in visit to restive region of Chile

Pope Francis denounced the use of violence in the struggle for indigenous rights Wednesday, celebrating mass in a restive region of Chile hours after assailants firebombed churches and other targets.


01/17/2018 - 21:06

Turkey ready to take 'any steps' against Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkey on Wednesday said it was ready to take any steps necessary against a Syrian Kurdish militia to ensure the security of its borders, as speculation mounted of an imminent cross border operation.

Turkey ready to take 'any steps' against Syrian Kurdish militia

Turkey on Wednesday said it was ready to take any steps necessary against a Syrian Kurdish militia to ensure the security of its borders, as speculation mounted of an imminent cross border operation.


01/17/2018 - 20:54

MPs approve landmark Brexit bill

British MPs gave the green light on Wednesday to a landmark Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, but the legislation now faces a battle in the upper chamber.

MPs approve landmark Brexit bill

British MPs gave the green light on Wednesday to a landmark Brexit bill after weeks of debate and a damaging government defeat, but the legislation now faces a battle in the upper chamber.


01/17/2018 - 20:52

Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported.

Ethiopia frees prominent opposition leader

Prominent Ethiopian opposition leader Merera Gudina was freed from jail on Wednesday after the government dropped charges against him as part of a wider prisoner amnesty, state media reported.


01/17/2018 - 20:23

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.

01/17/2018 - 22:39

Rodchenkov to testify as CAS hears Russian doping appeals

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, the source of revelations about state-sponsored doping in Russia, is expected to testify next week at a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing involving the appeals of 39 Russians banned for doping.

Rodchenkov to testify as CAS hears Russian doping appeals

Whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov, the source of revelations about state-sponsored doping in Russia, is expected to testify next week at a Court of Arbitration for Sport hearing involving the appeals of 39 Russians banned for doping.


01/17/2018 - 22:26

USA Gymnastics won't enforce Maroney gag order

USA Gymnastics said Wednesday that Olympic star McKayla Maroney was free to speak about her sexual abuse case following outrage over a gag order she was required to sign as part of a $1.25 million settlement.

USA Gymnastics won't enforce Maroney gag order

USA Gymnastics said Wednesday that Olympic star McKayla Maroney was free to speak about her sexual abuse case following outrage over a gag order she was required to sign as part of a $1.25 million settlement.


01/17/2018 - 22:04

FedExpress, Sharapova roll into day four action at Australian Open

The FedExpress rolls back into action Thursday with the Swiss world number two headlining the Australian Open and fellow big guns Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova also on court.

FedExpress, Sharapova roll into day four action at Australian Open

The FedExpress rolls back into action Thursday with the Swiss world number two headlining the Australian Open and fellow big guns Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova also on court.


01/17/2018 - 21:14

Costa strike not enough as Sevilla down Atletico

Diego Costa's third goal in four matches wasn't enough for Atletico Madrid as Sevilla twice scored late to stun their hosts 2-1 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Valencia also came from a goal down to beat lowly Alaves.

Costa strike not enough as Sevilla down Atletico

Diego Costa's third goal in four matches wasn't enough for Atletico Madrid as Sevilla twice scored late to stun their hosts 2-1 in the first leg of the Copa del Rey quarter-finals on Wednesday, while Valencia also came from a goal down to beat lowly Alaves.


01/17/2018 - 20:53

Figure skating king Fernandez looking good for six-peat

Spanish veteran Javier Fernandez put one hand on a sixth successive European men's figure skating title with a near-flawless short programme in Moscow on Wednesday.

Figure skating king Fernandez looking good for six-peat

Spanish veteran Javier Fernandez put one hand on a sixth successive European men's figure skating title with a near-flawless short programme in Moscow on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 20:23

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.

Sainz closes in on second Dakar Rally title

Carlos Sainz has his second Dakar rally title in his sights after overcoming his second tough exam in the Argentine dunes in Wednesday's 11th stage and maintaining his lead over Stephane Peterhansel in the general classification.


01/17/2018 - 20:18

Flair and parties, the exuberant world of Ronaldinho

The man who once lobbed England's David Seaman from 40 yards, Ronaldinho has officially hung up his boots following a career of backheels, nutmegs, no-look passes, and Parisian party nights.

Flair and parties, the exuberant world of Ronaldinho

The man who once lobbed England's David Seaman from 40 yards, Ronaldinho has officially hung up his boots following a career of backheels, nutmegs, no-look passes, and Parisian party nights.


01/17/2018 - 19:38

Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott

Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday.

Everton sign Arsenal winger Walcott

Everton signed England winger Theo Walcott from Arsenal in a deal worth a reported £25 million ($34 million, 28.3 million euros) on Wednesday.

01/17/2018 - 21:33

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg's 'The Post'

The Lebanese government has allowed the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a ministry said Wednesday.

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg's 'The Post'

The Lebanese government has allowed the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a ministry said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 21:22

Ellen Pompeo to continue 'Grey's Anatomy' -- for $20 mn a year

"Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo has made a deal to appear in two more seasons of the highly popular show that will earn her $20 million per year, making her the highest-paid actress in a television drama.

Ellen Pompeo to continue 'Grey's Anatomy' -- for $20 mn a year

"Grey's Anatomy" star Ellen Pompeo has made a deal to appear in two more seasons of the highly popular show that will earn her $20 million per year, making her the highest-paid actress in a television drama.


01/17/2018 - 21:09

Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo 'publicity-seeking' actresses

French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity.

Brigitte Bardot slams #MeToo 'publicity-seeking' actresses

French film legend Brigitte Bardot attacked the #MeToo movement Wednesday, claiming that actresses who complain of sexual harassment were just looking for publicity.


01/17/2018 - 18:46

Woody Allen backlash grows as daughter says telling 'truth'

Woody Allen was thrust to the fore Wednesday of the sexual harassment watershed sweeping the United States when his daughter revived child molestation allegations against the famed director, asking the world to finally believe her.

Woody Allen backlash grows as daughter says telling 'truth'

Woody Allen was thrust to the fore Wednesday of the sexual harassment watershed sweeping the United States when his daughter revived child molestation allegations against the famed director, asking the world to finally believe her.


01/17/2018 - 18:23

"What's that shot?" ask disturbing videos going viral in Brazil

In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm.

In the middle of the street or a crowded mall, Brazilians hurl themselves to the ground as if struck by lightning, in scenes that are filmed and posted on the internet, where they are taking the crime-plagued country by storm.


01/17/2018 - 07:32

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".


01/17/2018 - 06:24

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.


01/17/2018 - 05:18

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.

01/17/2018 - 22:04

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.

Worst-case global warming scenarios not credible: study

Earth's surface will almost certainly not warm up four or five degrees Celsius by 2100, according to a study released Wednesday which, if correct, voids worst-case UN climate change predictions.


01/17/2018 - 17:00

Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040

All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.

Norway aims for all short-haul flights 100% electric by 2040

All of Norway's short-haul airliners should be entirely electric by 2040, the country's airport operator said on Wednesday, cementing the Nordic nation's role as a pioneer in the field of electric transport.


01/17/2018 - 16:50

Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout

The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday.

Europe's space agency braces for Brexit fallout

The European Space Agency (ESA) is drawing up contingency plans for projects, commercial deals, and staffing that may be adversely affected by Brexit, senior officials said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 16:27

Japan forecasting breakthrough could improve weather warnings

A new project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say.

Japan forecasting breakthrough could improve weather warnings

A new project harnessing data from a Japanese satellite could improve weather forecasting and allow officials to issue life-saving warnings before natural disasters, researchers say.


01/17/2018 - 16:06

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.


01/17/2018 - 15:02

China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located

The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said Wednesday, but gave no new details about the environmental impact of the disaster.

China says Iranian oil tanker wreck located

The wreck of an Iranian oil tanker that collided with a cargo ship off China this month has been located, Beijing said Wednesday, but gave no new details about the environmental impact of the disaster.


01/17/2018 - 13:56

Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia

A giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country, zoo officials said Wednesday.

Second giant panda cub born in Malaysia

A giant panda loaned to Malaysia from China has given birth to a second cub during its stay in the Southeast Asian country, zoo officials said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 13:06

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.

Tito's legendary, rusting yacht set for overhaul

Once a stage for geopolitical dealmaking and host to the 20th century's most glamorous stars, the now-dilapidated yacht of late Yugoslav leader Josip Broz Tito is set for a new chapter as a museum.

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