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12/14/2017 - 17:44

Putin says Russia will defend in court athletes accused of doping

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was ready to defend the interests of athletes accused of doping in court, even though it will also cooperate with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC.

Putin says Russia will defend in court athletes accused of doping

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was ready to defend the interests of athletes accused of doping in court, even though it will also cooperate with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC.


12/14/2017 - 17:28

Movistar trio Quintana, Landa, Valverde in tilt for Tour de France

Movistar announced on Thursday that all three of Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and the newly recruited Mikel Landa will team up to ride the 2018 Tour de France.

Movistar trio Quintana, Landa, Valverde in tilt for Tour de France

Movistar announced on Thursday that all three of Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and the newly recruited Mikel Landa will team up to ride the 2018 Tour de France.


12/14/2017 - 17:19

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal set to reshape the entertainment landscape and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal set to reshape the entertainment landscape and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.


12/14/2017 - 16:20

In ECB's 2020 vision, inflation goal elusive

The European Central Bank upgraded its growth and inflation forecasts for the coming years Thursday but stood by its massive support to the economy, with President Mario Draghi saying it won't reach its cherished price growth target by 2020.

In ECB's 2020 vision, inflation goal elusive

The European Central Bank upgraded its growth and inflation forecasts for the coming years Thursday but stood by its massive support to the economy, with President Mario Draghi saying it won't reach its cherished price growth target by 2020.


12/14/2017 - 15:59

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, the force's chief said.

Somalia's Shabaab kill 18 police in academy bombing

A suicide bomber from Somalia's Shabaab insurgents killed 18 police officers and wounded 15 others on Thursday when he blew himself up inside the country's main police academy, the force's chief said.


12/14/2017 - 15:32

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.

6,700 Rohingya killed in first month of Myanmar violence: MSF

At least 6,700 Rohingya Muslims were killed in the first month of a Myanmar army crackdown on rebels in Rakhine state that began in late August, Doctors Without Borders (MSF) said on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 15:20

Putin says Russians will reject opposition 'coup' at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the opposition was hoping for a "coup", during a marathon press conference that marked his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections.

Putin says Russians will reject opposition 'coup' at annual press conference

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Thursday said the opposition was hoping for a "coup", during a marathon press conference that marked his first major public appearance since announcing he would seek a new six-year term in March 2018 elections.


12/14/2017 - 14:31

Disney says to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (44.3 billion euros) in stock, solidifying its position as a producer of entertainment content as it faces new rivals from Silicon Valley.

Disney says to buy parts of 21st Century Fox for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. said Thursday it had reached a deal to buy 21st Century Fox for $52.4 billion (44.3 billion euros) in stock, solidifying its position as a producer of entertainment content as it faces new rivals from Silicon Valley.

12/14/2017 - 17:24

Sky, a European TV giant for Disney

By purchasing Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox empire, Disney will become the single largest shareholder in Sky -- the pan-European satellite television broadcaster of live English Premier League football.

Sky, a European TV giant for Disney

By purchasing Rupert Murdoch's 21st Century Fox empire, Disney will become the single largest shareholder in Sky -- the pan-European satellite television broadcaster of live English Premier League football.


12/14/2017 - 17:19

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal set to reshape the entertainment landscape and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal set to reshape the entertainment landscape and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.


12/14/2017 - 17:13

Bank of England holds interest rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England kept its key interest rate at 0.5 percent at its final meeting of the year, it said Thursday while keeping an eye on Britain's Brexit-fuelled inflation.

Bank of England holds interest rate at 0.5%

The Bank of England kept its key interest rate at 0.5 percent at its final meeting of the year, it said Thursday while keeping an eye on Britain's Brexit-fuelled inflation.


12/14/2017 - 16:39

Israel drug giant Teva to slash 14,000 jobs globally

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva announced Thursday it plans 14,000 job cuts globally over two years as the ailing firm unveiled sweeping restructuring plans while facing low prices for generic drugs and heavy debt.

Israel drug giant Teva to slash 14,000 jobs globally

Israeli pharmaceutical giant Teva announced Thursday it plans 14,000 job cuts globally over two years as the ailing firm unveiled sweeping restructuring plans while facing low prices for generic drugs and heavy debt.


12/14/2017 - 16:36

Turkey lira falls after bank dashes rate expectations

Turkey's central bank Thursday dashed expectations of a sharp rate hike to combat high inflation and currency weakness, prompting a drop in the value of the lira and fears of political meddling.

Turkey lira falls after bank dashes rate expectations

Turkey's central bank Thursday dashed expectations of a sharp rate hike to combat high inflation and currency weakness, prompting a drop in the value of the lira and fears of political meddling.


12/14/2017 - 16:20

In ECB's 2020 vision, inflation goal elusive

The European Central Bank upgraded its growth and inflation forecasts for the coming years Thursday but stood by its massive support to the economy, with President Mario Draghi saying it won't reach its cherished price growth target by 2020.

In ECB's 2020 vision, inflation goal elusive

The European Central Bank upgraded its growth and inflation forecasts for the coming years Thursday but stood by its massive support to the economy, with President Mario Draghi saying it won't reach its cherished price growth target by 2020.


12/14/2017 - 15:58

Holiday shopping, gasoline send US retail higher in November

The US holiday shopping season got off to a robust start in November, sending the US retail sector surging along with higher gasoline sales, according to government data released Thursday.

Holiday shopping, gasoline send US retail higher in November

The US holiday shopping season got off to a robust start in November, sending the US retail sector surging along with higher gasoline sales, according to government data released Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 15:58

European stocks and euro sag as rates held steady

Europe's major stock markets slid and the euro dipped Thursday after interest rates were left on hold in Britain and the eurozone.

European stocks and euro sag as rates held steady

Europe's major stock markets slid and the euro dipped Thursday after interest rates were left on hold in Britain and the eurozone.

12/14/2017 - 17:44

Putin says Russia will defend in court athletes accused of doping

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was ready to defend the interests of athletes accused of doping in court, even though it will also cooperate with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC.

Putin says Russia will defend in court athletes accused of doping

President Vladimir Putin said Thursday Russia was ready to defend the interests of athletes accused of doping in court, even though it will also cooperate with the World Anti-Doping Agency and the IOC.


12/14/2017 - 17:28

Movistar trio Quintana, Landa, Valverde in tilt for Tour de France

Movistar announced on Thursday that all three of Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and the newly recruited Mikel Landa will team up to ride the 2018 Tour de France.

Movistar trio Quintana, Landa, Valverde in tilt for Tour de France

Movistar announced on Thursday that all three of Nairo Quintana, Alejandro Valverde and the newly recruited Mikel Landa will team up to ride the 2018 Tour de France.


12/14/2017 - 17:06

Lewandowski shoots into Bundesliga's top 10

Robert Lewandowski has fired his way into 10th place in the list of the Bundesliga's all-time top scorers as the Polish striker just keeps on hitting the net.

Lewandowski shoots into Bundesliga's top 10

Robert Lewandowski has fired his way into 10th place in the list of the Bundesliga's all-time top scorers as the Polish striker just keeps on hitting the net.


12/14/2017 - 16:57

England's Rose storms to Indonesian Masters lead

England's Justin Rose fired a 10-under-par round Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first day of the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta.

England's Rose storms to Indonesian Masters lead

England's Justin Rose fired a 10-under-par round Thursday to take a two-shot lead after the first day of the Indonesian Masters in Jakarta.


12/14/2017 - 15:49

Armstrong invited to 2018 Tour of Flanders

Disgraced former American cyclist Lance Armstrong is controversially set to attend next year's Tour of Flanders as a guest of the famed cobbled classic, race organisers said on Thursday.

Armstrong invited to 2018 Tour of Flanders

Disgraced former American cyclist Lance Armstrong is controversially set to attend next year's Tour of Flanders as a guest of the famed cobbled classic, race organisers said on Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 15:44

Vonn's return delayed after training cancelled

Lindsey Vonn's return to the piste after a back injury and a backlash at her anti-Trump comments was put back at least a day after downhill training in Val d'Isere was cancelled Thursday.

Vonn's return delayed after training cancelled

Lindsey Vonn's return to the piste after a back injury and a backlash at her anti-Trump comments was put back at least a day after downhill training in Val d'Isere was cancelled Thursday.


12/14/2017 - 13:40

Man City hailed as Premier League greats after 15th straight win

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are being widely hailed as one of the best sides in Premier League history after they set a stunning new record of 15 straight wins.

Man City hailed as Premier League greats after 15th straight win

Pep Guardiola's Manchester City are being widely hailed as one of the best sides in Premier League history after they set a stunning new record of 15 straight wins.


12/14/2017 - 13:17

Malan urges England to capitalise in Perth after maiden Test ton

Dawid Malan said it was time for England to pile the pressure on Australia after his maiden Test century helped the besieged visitors fight back on the opening day of the vital third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.

Malan urges England to capitalise in Perth after maiden Test ton

Dawid Malan said it was time for England to pile the pressure on Australia after his maiden Test century helped the besieged visitors fight back on the opening day of the vital third Ashes Test in Perth on Thursday.

12/14/2017 - 17:33

'Super Size Me' filmmaker confesses to sexual misdeeds

"Super Size Me" star and producer Morgan Spurlock confessed in an open letter Thursday to a series of sexual misdeeds over the years, admitting: "I am part of the problem."

'Super Size Me' filmmaker confesses to sexual misdeeds

"Super Size Me" star and producer Morgan Spurlock confessed in an open letter Thursday to a series of sexual misdeeds over the years, admitting: "I am part of the problem."


12/14/2017 - 17:19

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal set to reshape the entertainment landscape and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.

Blockbuster: Disney to buy 21st Century Fox assets for $52.4 bn

Walt Disney Co. agreed Thursday to buy key film and television assets of 21st Century Fox, in a $52.4 billion deal set to reshape the entertainment landscape and step up a challenge to Netflix and emerging rivals in the streaming wars.


12/14/2017 - 17:05

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos.

With top-end videos, Quincy Jones opens 'Netflix of jazz'

Calling it the "Netflix of jazz," legendary producer Quincy Jones is rolling out Qwest TV, a first global platform dedicated to on-demand jazz videos.


12/14/2017 - 16:57

Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas

Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family -- a move hailed Thursday as a sea change in the monarchy's traditionalist attitude.

Markle adds sparkle to British royal Christmas

Meghan Markle is to become the first fiancee invited to spend Christmas with the British royal family -- a move hailed Thursday as a sea change in the monarchy's traditionalist attitude.


12/14/2017 - 16:19

A different Guantanamo: Detainee art on display in NY

The art is striking -- a miniature three-masted ship in cardboard, with bits of T-shirt for the sails and threads from a prayer cap for ropes. A picture of a huge mosque at water's edge. A shadowy and faceless Statue of Liberty.

A different Guantanamo: Detainee art on display in NY

The art is striking -- a miniature three-masted ship in cardboard, with bits of T-shirt for the sails and threads from a prayer cap for ropes. A picture of a huge mosque at water's edge. A shadowy and faceless Statue of Liberty.


12/14/2017 - 15:57

Hayek details harrowing ordeal by 'monster' Weinstein

A-lister Salma Hayek on Wednesday joined the scores of actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the fallen Hollywood mogul sexually harassed her, subjected her to escalating rage and once threatened to kill her.

Hayek details harrowing ordeal by 'monster' Weinstein

A-lister Salma Hayek on Wednesday joined the scores of actresses to accuse Harvey Weinstein, alleging that the fallen Hollywood mogul sexually harassed her, subjected her to escalating rage and once threatened to kill her.


12/14/2017 - 14:05

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77.

London museum to honour fashion giant Alaia with 2018 show

French-Tunisian fashion designer Azzedine Alaia will be honoured by London's Design Museum with a major exhibition next year following his death on November 18 at the age of 77.


12/14/2017 - 10:08

Indian minister pushes Bollywood on sexual harassment

India's minister for women has warned Bollywood producers over sexual harassment in the Hindi film industry after a scandal that has brought down some leading Hollywood figures.

Indian minister pushes Bollywood on sexual harassment

India's minister for women has warned Bollywood producers over sexual harassment in the Hindi film industry after a scandal that has brought down some leading Hollywood figures.

12/14/2017 - 10:39

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.

Two astronauts, cosmonaut return from five-month ISS mission

Two astronauts, from the US and Italy, and a Russian cosmonaut on Thursday landed in Kazakhstan after almost five months on the International Space Station, footage from the Russian space agency showed.


12/14/2017 - 02:37

Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts

US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only if Congress allocates the money, experts say.

Will Trump send Americans to the Moon? Money talks: experts

US President Donald Trump's decision this week to return Americans to the Moon makes sense as a way to develop technology to one day reach Mars, but only if Congress allocates the money, experts say.


12/13/2017 - 21:51

Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study

Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday.

Global, Asian heat waves in 2016 due purely to climate change: study

Last year's global heat record, extreme heat in Asia and unusually warm waters off the coast of Alaska happened purely because the planet is getting warmer due to human activities like burning fossil fuels, a study said Wednesday.


12/13/2017 - 20:51

Canada boosts protection for endangered whales

The Canadian government said Wednesday it will boost protection for two species of endangered whales.

Canada boosts protection for endangered whales

The Canadian government said Wednesday it will boost protection for two species of endangered whales.


12/13/2017 - 18:54

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish.

UN warns of surging e-waste, little recycling

The UN warned Wednesday that waste from discarded electronics like mobile phones, laptops and refrigerators is piling up worldwide, and it urged far better recycling of the often hazardous rubbish.


12/13/2017 - 18:27

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.

Harry Potter in the sky? Bid to inspire young stargazers

British astronomers have come up with a new set of constellations inspired by modern-day figures such as Harry Potter and Usain Bolt in an attempt to teach children about the layout of the universe.


12/13/2017 - 16:08

Ticked off: Tiny 'dracula' with a taste for dinosaur blood

Dinosaurs, the most fearsome creatures ever to walk the Earth, were bugged already 100 million years ago by a paltry pest that still plagues animals today: the bloodsucking tick, scientists have discovered.

Ticked off: Tiny 'dracula' with a taste for dinosaur blood

Dinosaurs, the most fearsome creatures ever to walk the Earth, were bugged already 100 million years ago by a paltry pest that still plagues animals today: the bloodsucking tick, scientists have discovered.


12/13/2017 - 15:43

Oh my stars! Stage set for 'spectacular' meteor show

A thin, waning moon should allow for uninterrupted views Wednesday night of the annual Geminid shooting star show, set to be "spectacular" this year, astronomers say.

Oh my stars! Stage set for 'spectacular' meteor show

A thin, waning moon should allow for uninterrupted views Wednesday night of the annual Geminid shooting star show, set to be "spectacular" this year, astronomers say.

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