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06/18/2018 - 20:33

Trump says US not 'migrant camp' amid family separation crisis

President Donald Trump insisted Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp," as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's southern border.

Trump says US not 'migrant camp' amid family separation crisis

President Donald Trump insisted Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp," as he faced soaring pressure to end the separation of immigrant families on America's southern border.


06/18/2018 - 20:21

Half of Aquarius migrants 'seek asylum in France': Spanish govt

Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.

Half of Aquarius migrants 'seek asylum in France': Spanish govt

Almost half of the 630 migrants that were rescued from the Mediterranean and arrived in Spain's port of Valencia at the weekend want to seek asylum in France, the Spanish government said Monday.


06/18/2018 - 20:08

Hardline ally fires migrant ultimatum at Merkel as Trump wades in

Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would rattle Europe, as US President Donald Trump poured fuel on the fire.

Hardline ally fires migrant ultimatum at Merkel as Trump wades in

Hardliners in Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservative bloc on Monday gave her a two-week ultimatum to tighten asylum rules or risk pitching Germany into a political crisis that would rattle Europe, as US President Donald Trump poured fuel on the fire.


06/18/2018 - 19:05

US 'will not be a migrant camp': Trump 

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration.

US 'will not be a migrant camp': Trump 

President Donald Trump vowed on Monday that the United States would not become a "migrant camp" as he faced mounting pressure to stop families being separated as a deterrent to illegal immigration.


06/18/2018 - 17:59

UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.

UAE demands 'unconditional' rebel withdrawal from Yemen port

The UAE, a key player in the coalition battling Huthi rebels in Yemen, on Monday warned the insurgents to withdraw unconditionally from the flashpoint port city of Hodeida, after UN peace efforts fizzled.


06/18/2018 - 17:02

Iraqi force says US strike killed fighters in east Syria

An Iraqi paramilitary force key to the battle against the Islamic State group on Monday accused the US-led coalition of killing more than 20 of its fighters in an air raid in eastern Syria.

Iraqi force says US strike killed fighters in east Syria

An Iraqi paramilitary force key to the battle against the Islamic State group on Monday accused the US-led coalition of killing more than 20 of its fighters in an air raid in eastern Syria.


06/18/2018 - 16:43

England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday seeking to banish memories of dismal performances in recent tournaments as Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as dark-horse challengers.

England expects as dark horses Belgium launch World Cup campaign

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday seeking to banish memories of dismal performances in recent tournaments as Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as dark-horse challengers.


06/18/2018 - 16:11

Stocks slide as Wall Street fears worsening US-China trade spat

Wall Street was sharply lower at the open on Monday as the spiraling trade dispute between Beijing and Washington weighed on global stocks.

Stocks slide as Wall Street fears worsening US-China trade spat

Wall Street was sharply lower at the open on Monday as the spiraling trade dispute between Beijing and Washington weighed on global stocks.


06/18/2018 - 15:22

Koreas to form joint teams at Asian Games

North and South Korea agreed Monday to form unified teams for some sports at the upcoming Asian Games -- a move which highlights the rapprochement on the peninsula that began with the Winter Olympics.

Koreas to form joint teams at Asian Games

North and South Korea agreed Monday to form unified teams for some sports at the upcoming Asian Games -- a move which highlights the rapprochement on the peninsula that began with the Winter Olympics.


06/18/2018 - 14:07

Twitter lights up for rival '#WordCup'

While millions of people are tuning in to watch the World Cup and commenting about it online, thousands more on Twitter are talking about what appears to be a similar but equally riveting event, the #WordCup.

Twitter lights up for rival '#WordCup'

While millions of people are tuning in to watch the World Cup and commenting about it online, thousands more on Twitter are talking about what appears to be a similar but equally riveting event, the #WordCup.


06/18/2018 - 13:50

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in several parts of the country.

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in several parts of the country.


06/18/2018 - 12:36

Three dead, 300 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally.

Three dead, 300 hurt as strong quake jolts Japan's Osaka

A powerful earthquake rocked Japan's second city of Osaka on Monday, killing three people including a nine-year-old girl and injuring more than 300, according to an official tally.


06/18/2018 - 12:31

Battle of the hats at elite French horse race

Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France's horsey set.

Battle of the hats at elite French horse race

Champagne corks pop over the pounding of hooves and the "best hat" prize is as fiercely contested as the race itself: welcome to the Prix de Diane, a highlight of the year for France's horsey set.


06/18/2018 - 12:22

Spain king's brother-in-law starts jail term for embezzlement

The Spanish king's brother-in-law began a six-year jail sentence on Monday, drawing a line under a long-running corruption scandal that enraged the public and brought shame on the royal family.

Spain king's brother-in-law starts jail term for embezzlement

The Spanish king's brother-in-law began a six-year jail sentence on Monday, drawing a line under a long-running corruption scandal that enraged the public and brought shame on the royal family.


06/18/2018 - 11:40

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, German prosecutors said Monday.

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, German prosecutors said Monday.


06/18/2018 - 10:52

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.

Afghan peace marchers arrive in Kabul as Taliban end ceasefire

Dozens of peace protesters arrived in Kabul on Monday after walking hundreds of kilometres across war-battered Afghanistan, as the Taliban ended an unprecedented ceasefire and resumed attacks in parts of the country.


06/18/2018 - 10:40

UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen fizzle

UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen appeared to have fizzled on Monday, raising fears for civilians as Saudi-backed pro-government forces press an offensive to retake the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida.

UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen fizzle

UN ceasefire efforts in Yemen appeared to have fizzled on Monday, raising fears for civilians as Saudi-backed pro-government forces press an offensive to retake the key rebel-held port city of Hodeida.


06/18/2018 - 09:52

US lawmakers want to end 'evil' migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.

US lawmakers want to end 'evil' migrant family separations

Democratic lawmakers vowed Sunday to end the "evil" separation of migrant children from their parents at the US border, as First Lady Melania Trump made a rare political plea to end the deeply controversial practice.


06/18/2018 - 07:19

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.

France air traffic responsible for third of Europe delays: report

Hindered by strikes and outdated equipment, French air traffic control is responsible for a third of aviation delays in Europe, Le Parisien said Monday, citing a senate finance committee report.


06/18/2018 - 06:49

'Yugonostalgia' drives iconic Yugo car tours

"Join us comrade!" tourists are warmly greeted, as they climb into a vintage car that is no longer produced for a visit back in time to a country that no longer exists.

'Yugonostalgia' drives iconic Yugo car tours

"Join us comrade!" tourists are warmly greeted, as they climb into a vintage car that is no longer produced for a visit back in time to a country that no longer exists.


06/18/2018 - 06:44

US imports push Japan into trade deficit in May

Imports of US aircraft helped push Japan to a trade deficit in May, official data showed Monday, but experts said it was a temporary effect not linked to ongoing trade tensions.

US imports push Japan into trade deficit in May

Imports of US aircraft helped push Japan to a trade deficit in May, official data showed Monday, but experts said it was a temporary effect not linked to ongoing trade tensions.


06/18/2018 - 05:22

England seek World Cup exorcism as Belgium expects

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday with manager Gareth Southgate seeking to banish memories of dismal recent finals performances while Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as dark horse challengers.

England seek World Cup exorcism as Belgium expects

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday with manager Gareth Southgate seeking to banish memories of dismal recent finals performances while Belgium's "Golden Generation" kick off as dark horse challengers.


06/18/2018 - 05:04

May back in the breach as Brexit battles resume

The British government faces another nerve-rattling test this week as its flagship Brexit legislation is picked over once again by a restive parliament.

May back in the breach as Brexit battles resume

The British government faces another nerve-rattling test this week as its flagship Brexit legislation is picked over once again by a restive parliament.


06/18/2018 - 05:01

Koepka survives Fleetwood challenge, wins second straight US Open

Brooks Koepka became the first player in three decades to repeat as US Open Champion here Sunday, firing a gritty final round 68 at Shinnecock Hills to beat Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke.

Koepka survives Fleetwood challenge, wins second straight US Open

Brooks Koepka became the first player in three decades to repeat as US Open Champion here Sunday, firing a gritty final round 68 at Shinnecock Hills to beat Tommy Fleetwood by one stroke.


06/18/2018 - 05:00

Asian markets tumble as Trump tariffs spark trade war fears

Fresh fears of a trade war between the world's top two economies sent Asia markets tumbling on Monday after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports.

Asian markets tumble as Trump tariffs spark trade war fears

Fresh fears of a trade war between the world's top two economies sent Asia markets tumbling on Monday after the United States and China imposed tit-for-tat tariffs on billions of dollars of imports.


06/18/2018 - 04:52

Australia's South32 to take over Canada's Arizona Mining

Mining giant BHP's spin-off South32 is set to buy the remainder of Canada's Arizona Mining for US$1.3 billion to capitalise on "one of the most exciting base metal projects in the industry".

Australia's South32 to take over Canada's Arizona Mining

Mining giant BHP's spin-off South32 is set to buy the remainder of Canada's Arizona Mining for US$1.3 billion to capitalise on "one of the most exciting base metal projects in the industry".


06/18/2018 - 04:08

FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidency

Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul.

FARC peace deal at risk as conservative Duque wins Colombia presidency

Conservative Ivan Duque won Colombia's presidential election Sunday after a campaign that turned into a referendum on a landmark 2016 peace deal with FARC rebels that he pledged to overhaul.

06/18/2018 - 20:39

Sri Lanka press for series leveller

Kasun Rajitha struck two early blows as Sri Lanka pressed for a series-levelling victory on the final day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Monday.

Sri Lanka press for series leveller

Kasun Rajitha struck two early blows as Sri Lanka pressed for a series-levelling victory on the final day of the second Test against the West Indies at the Darren Sammy Stadium in St Lucia on Monday.


06/18/2018 - 20:32

Federer needs 10th Halle title to stay atop rankings

Roger Federer on Monday flew to Halle to start his second consecutive week on grass but will have to fight for a second straight German title if he is to enter Wimbledon as top seed.

Federer needs 10th Halle title to stay atop rankings

Roger Federer on Monday flew to Halle to start his second consecutive week on grass but will have to fight for a second straight German title if he is to enter Wimbledon as top seed.


06/18/2018 - 20:23

Poland's key defender Glik in doubt against Mane's Senegal

Poland are sweating on the fitness of veteran centre-back Kamil Glik ahead of their World Cup opener against Senegal Tuesday, with the West Africans vowing to exploit "defensive weakness" in the Group H clash.

Poland's key defender Glik in doubt against Mane's Senegal

Poland are sweating on the fitness of veteran centre-back Kamil Glik ahead of their World Cup opener against Senegal Tuesday, with the West Africans vowing to exploit "defensive weakness" in the Group H clash.


06/18/2018 - 20:07

England expects as dark horses Belgium ease past Panama

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday seeking to banish memories of dismal performances in recent tournaments after Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium beat Panama 3-0.

England expects as dark horses Belgium ease past Panama

England open their World Cup campaign on Monday seeking to banish memories of dismal performances in recent tournaments after Romelu Lukaku scored twice as Belgium beat Panama 3-0.


06/18/2018 - 19:44

Blatter to defy FIFA ban to attend World Cup, meet Putin

Disgraced former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman said Monday.

Blatter to defy FIFA ban to attend World Cup, meet Putin

Disgraced former FIFA chief Sepp Blatter will defy a ban to attend two World Cup matches and also meet Russian President Vladimir Putin, his spokesman said Monday.


06/18/2018 - 19:29

Salah declared fit for Egypt but Russia confident they can stop him

Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt's crunch game against Russia on Tuesday and coach Hector Cuper is optimistic his star striker will play.

Salah declared fit for Egypt but Russia confident they can stop him

Mohamed Salah has been declared fit ahead of Egypt's crunch game against Russia on Tuesday and coach Hector Cuper is optimistic his star striker will play.


06/18/2018 - 19:16

Low turnout but warm welcome for England in Volgograd

England supporters in the Russian city of Volgograd for their team's first World Cup match on Monday were largely on their best behaviour but outnumbered by thousands of Tunisian fans -- and besieged by mosquitoes.

Low turnout but warm welcome for England in Volgograd

England supporters in the Russian city of Volgograd for their team's first World Cup match on Monday were largely on their best behaviour but outnumbered by thousands of Tunisian fans -- and besieged by mosquitoes.


06/18/2018 - 19:15

VAR penalty gives Sweden narrow win over South Korea

Sweden coach Janne Andersson said his side's decisive penalty in their opening match against South Korea on Monday was so obvious there was no need for the use of VAR.

VAR penalty gives Sweden narrow win over South Korea

Sweden coach Janne Andersson said his side's decisive penalty in their opening match against South Korea on Monday was so obvious there was no need for the use of VAR.


06/18/2018 - 19:09

'Charismatic' Iceland 'keeper joins France's Dijon

Young Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson has joined French top flight club Dijon and will go up against Paris Saint Germain, Marseille and Monaco next season.

'Charismatic' Iceland 'keeper joins France's Dijon

Young Iceland goalkeeper Runar Alex Runarsson has joined French top flight club Dijon and will go up against Paris Saint Germain, Marseille and Monaco next season.


06/18/2018 - 19:03

Lukaku scores twice as Belgium prove too strong for Panama

Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as a much-improved second-half performance gave Belgium an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over tournament debutants Panama in their World Cup opener in Sochi on Monday.

Lukaku scores twice as Belgium prove too strong for Panama

Romelu Lukaku netted a brace as a much-improved second-half performance gave Belgium an ultimately comfortable 3-0 victory over tournament debutants Panama in their World Cup opener in Sochi on Monday.


06/18/2018 - 18:54

Wawrinka ends wretched run with solid start at Queen's

Stan Wawrinka kicked off his Wimbledon preparations with a 6-2, 6-3 win over British youngster Cameron Norrie in the Queen's Club first round on Monday.

Wawrinka ends wretched run with solid start at Queen's

Stan Wawrinka kicked off his Wimbledon preparations with a 6-2, 6-3 win over British youngster Cameron Norrie in the Queen's Club first round on Monday.


06/18/2018 - 18:44

England fans fight bugs in Volgograd

England fans were warned about the possibility of state surveillance before they travelled to the Russian World Cup, but in Volgograd on Monday the threat they faced were bugs of a different kind.

England fans fight bugs in Volgograd

England fans were warned about the possibility of state surveillance before they travelled to the Russian World Cup, but in Volgograd on Monday the threat they faced were bugs of a different kind.


06/18/2018 - 18:39

Russia charges two England fans with unruly behaviour

Russia on Monday charged two drunk England fans with minor offences over their unruly behaviour on a train to the city of Volgograd where their national team are to play Tunisia.

Russia charges two England fans with unruly behaviour

Russia on Monday charged two drunk England fans with minor offences over their unruly behaviour on a train to the city of Volgograd where their national team are to play Tunisia.


06/18/2018 - 18:23

Colombia leave James decision for World Cup opener until last minute

Colombia will decide as late as possible whether to start James Rodriguez in their opening World Cup clash against Japan on Tuesday as the 2014 top-scorer labours with a calf strain.

Colombia leave James decision for World Cup opener until last minute

Colombia will decide as late as possible whether to start James Rodriguez in their opening World Cup clash against Japan on Tuesday as the 2014 top-scorer labours with a calf strain.


06/18/2018 - 18:13

Croatia's injured Kalinic returns home from Russia

AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic has returned home from Croatia's World Cup squad due to a back injury, coach Zlatko Dalic confirmed on Monday.

Croatia's injured Kalinic returns home from Russia

AC Milan striker Nikola Kalinic has returned home from Croatia's World Cup squad due to a back injury, coach Zlatko Dalic confirmed on Monday.


06/18/2018 - 17:47

Sleepless in Saransk: Japan's interrupted night before World Cup opener

Japan suffered an interrupted night ahead of their World Cup opener against Colombia, interrupted by news of a deadly earthquake at home and an early morning fire alarm.

Sleepless in Saransk: Japan's interrupted night before World Cup opener

Japan suffered an interrupted night ahead of their World Cup opener against Colombia, interrupted by news of a deadly earthquake at home and an early morning fire alarm.


06/18/2018 - 17:32

Under-cooked Neymar hobbled by Swiss as Brazil stumble at World Cup

Battered and bruised by a barrage of Swiss fouls, Neymar hobbled out of the Rostov Arena after failing to inspire Brazil to victory in their World Cup opener.

Under-cooked Neymar hobbled by Swiss as Brazil stumble at World Cup

Battered and bruised by a barrage of Swiss fouls, Neymar hobbled out of the Rostov Arena after failing to inspire Brazil to victory in their World Cup opener.


06/18/2018 - 17:29

From Russia with love... Brief stories from the World Cup

AFP Sport takes a look at some of the stories you may have missed at the World Cup:

From Russia with love... Brief stories from the World Cup

AFP Sport takes a look at some of the stories you may have missed at the World Cup:


06/18/2018 - 16:46

African football needs more local coaches: Cisse

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said more African coaches are needed to take football on the continent to the next level and develop teams capable of challenging for the World Cup.

African football needs more local coaches: Cisse

Senegal coach Aliou Cisse said more African coaches are needed to take football on the continent to the next level and develop teams capable of challenging for the World Cup.


06/18/2018 - 16:45

Who's saying what at the World Cup

AFP Sport looks at the best quotes from the fifth day of the World Cup on Monday:

Who's saying what at the World Cup

AFP Sport looks at the best quotes from the fifth day of the World Cup on Monday:


06/18/2018 - 16:19

Loew defiant as Germany face World Cup crisis

Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year reign as Germany coach after the holders slipped to a shock defeat against Mexico in their World Cup opener in Russia.

Loew defiant as Germany face World Cup crisis

Joachim Loew is facing the biggest crisis of his 12-year reign as Germany coach after the holders slipped to a shock defeat against Mexico in their World Cup opener in Russia.


06/18/2018 - 16:08

Japan's World Cup debutant Sakai made by Marseille ordeal

Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai knows that when he walks onto the pitch at the Mordovia Arena Tuesday for his World Cup debut against Colombia he made it there the hard way.

Japan's World Cup debutant Sakai made by Marseille ordeal

Japanese defender Hiroki Sakai knows that when he walks onto the pitch at the Mordovia Arena Tuesday for his World Cup debut against Colombia he made it there the hard way.


06/18/2018 - 15:56

Black Sea bliss and curious locals greet Nordic World Cup teams

Warmer and sunnier than distant Moscow, Russia's Black Sea coast has been a perfect match for Scandinavian teams as World Cup training bases.

Black Sea bliss and curious locals greet Nordic World Cup teams

Warmer and sunnier than distant Moscow, Russia's Black Sea coast has been a perfect match for Scandinavian teams as World Cup training bases.


06/18/2018 - 15:44

Lewandowski v Mane as Poland brace for Senegal test

Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane face off in a mouthwatering World Cup shootout between two of European football's most lethal forwards on Tuesday as Poland take on Senegal.

Lewandowski v Mane as Poland brace for Senegal test

Robert Lewandowski and Sadio Mane face off in a mouthwatering World Cup shootout between two of European football's most lethal forwards on Tuesday as Poland take on Senegal.


06/18/2018 - 15:27

Russia 'know how to stop' Egypt's Salah

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to rein in Egypt's striker Mohamed Salah on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.

Russia 'know how to stop' Egypt's Salah

Russia coach Stanislav Cherchesov says the World Cup hosts have figured out a way to rein in Egypt's striker Mohamed Salah on Tuesday in Saint Petersburg.


06/18/2018 - 15:26

Athletics: S.Africa's Semenya to fight testosterone rule

South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya will go to court to challenge controversial new rules governing female athletes' testosterone levels, her lawyers said on Monday.

Athletics: S.Africa's Semenya to fight testosterone rule

South African Olympic champion Caster Semenya will go to court to challenge controversial new rules governing female athletes' testosterone levels, her lawyers said on Monday.


06/18/2018 - 14:30

Sri Lanka gets Australian help to fight doping in sports

Sri Lanka has launched a joint effort with Australia's anti-doping agency to tackle drug cheats, including athletes using traditional medicines to hide banned substances, officials said Monday.

Sri Lanka gets Australian help to fight doping in sports

Sri Lanka has launched a joint effort with Australia's anti-doping agency to tackle drug cheats, including athletes using traditional medicines to hide banned substances, officials said Monday.

06/18/2018 - 20:31

Artist Christo launches 7,500 floating barrels in London

The artist Christo on Monday unveiled 7,506 coloured barrels floating on a lake in central London, a puzzling installation designed to stimulate debate as much as the senses.

Artist Christo launches 7,500 floating barrels in London

The artist Christo on Monday unveiled 7,506 coloured barrels floating on a lake in central London, a puzzling installation designed to stimulate debate as much as the senses.


06/18/2018 - 20:25

After brief wait, Beyonce, Jay-Z take album to Spotify

Beyonce and Jay-Z on Monday brought their surprise joint album to all platforms including Spotify after a wait of little more than a day, relenting on keeping an exclusive for their fledgling Tidal service.

After brief wait, Beyonce, Jay-Z take album to Spotify

Beyonce and Jay-Z on Monday brought their surprise joint album to all platforms including Spotify after a wait of little more than a day, relenting on keeping an exclusive for their fledgling Tidal service.


06/18/2018 - 18:12

'Call me Mr President': Macron dresses down cheeky teen

Like most politicians, French President Emmanuel Macron seems to enjoy pressing the flesh and posing for selfies when on public outings.

'Call me Mr President': Macron dresses down cheeky teen

Like most politicians, French President Emmanuel Macron seems to enjoy pressing the flesh and posing for selfies when on public outings.


06/18/2018 - 17:00

YouTube extends music streaming service to Europe

YouTube extended its music streaming service to Europe Monday a month after it launched in North America and parts of Asia.

YouTube extends music streaming service to Europe

YouTube extended its music streaming service to Europe Monday a month after it launched in North America and parts of Asia.


06/18/2018 - 15:18

Veteran singer Aznavour delays comeback from fall

Veteran singer Charles Aznavour has put back his comeback after breaking his arm in a fall last month, his publicist told AFP Monday.

Veteran singer Aznavour delays comeback from fall

Veteran singer Charles Aznavour has put back his comeback after breaking his arm in a fall last month, his publicist told AFP Monday.


06/18/2018 - 13:40

One dead, 3 hurt in Dutch music fest hit-and-run

A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.

One dead, 3 hurt in Dutch music fest hit-and-run

A van slammed into pedestrians near a Dutch campsite at a huge music festival early Monday, killing one person and seriously injuring three others just hours after headline act Bruno Mars wowed tens of thousands of fans.


06/18/2018 - 13:23

Prince Harry told Meghan's dad to 'give Trump a chance': interview

Meghan Markle's father Thomas on Monday said that new son-in-law Prince Harry had urged him to give President US Donald Trump "a chance" in comments likely to cause discomfort for the royal family.

Prince Harry told Meghan's dad to 'give Trump a chance': interview

Meghan Markle's father Thomas on Monday said that new son-in-law Prince Harry had urged him to give President US Donald Trump "a chance" in comments likely to cause discomfort for the royal family.


06/18/2018 - 12:22

Spain king's brother-in-law starts jail term for embezzlement

The Spanish king's brother-in-law began a six-year jail sentence on Monday, drawing a line under a long-running corruption scandal that enraged the public and brought shame on the royal family.

Spain king's brother-in-law starts jail term for embezzlement

The Spanish king's brother-in-law began a six-year jail sentence on Monday, drawing a line under a long-running corruption scandal that enraged the public and brought shame on the royal family.


06/18/2018 - 11:22

Michelin Guides' quiet American quits

The first non-French person to head the Michelin Guides said Monday that he is leaving the world's most prestigious restaurant guides.

Michelin Guides' quiet American quits

The first non-French person to head the Michelin Guides said Monday that he is leaving the world's most prestigious restaurant guides.


06/18/2018 - 11:21

Spanish king's brother-in-law: Olympic glory to royal shame

A tall and dapper former handball player with two Olympic medals to his name, Inaki Urdangarin went from the "ideal son-in-law" to the black sheep of Spain's royal family, brought down by a corruption scandal.

Spanish king's brother-in-law: Olympic glory to royal shame

A tall and dapper former handball player with two Olympic medals to his name, Inaki Urdangarin went from the "ideal son-in-law" to the black sheep of Spain's royal family, brought down by a corruption scandal.


06/18/2018 - 06:32

Artist buried for three days under busy Australian road

An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.

Artist buried for three days under busy Australian road

An artist has emerged from three days entombed in a steel box under a busy Australian road in a performance billed as a tribute to victims of totalitarian violence.


06/18/2018 - 02:04

Beyonce, Jay-Z celebrate marriage and blackness in surprise album

Music's most famous couple Beyonce and Jay-Z pulled a surprise by releasing a joint album, a long-rumored collaboration that celebrates their marital passion and black identity.

Beyonce, Jay-Z celebrate marriage and blackness in surprise album

Music's most famous couple Beyonce and Jay-Z pulled a surprise by releasing a joint album, a long-rumored collaboration that celebrates their marital passion and black identity.


06/17/2018 - 20:31

'Incredibles 2' makes heroic N. America box office debut

"Incredibles 2," the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family from Disney-Pixar, reigned supreme at the North American box office, raking in a record $180 million in its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday.

'Incredibles 2' makes heroic N. America box office debut

"Incredibles 2," the long-awaited return of a quirky animated superhero family from Disney-Pixar, reigned supreme at the North American box office, raking in a record $180 million in its debut, industry estimates showed Sunday.


06/17/2018 - 15:17

Red Cross urges Europe to follow Spain and show migrant 'solidarity'

The head of the Red Cross urged European Union member states Sunday to follow Spain's example of welcoming a rejected migrant ship and "put into practice" the humanitarian values promoted by the bloc.

Red Cross urges Europe to follow Spain and show migrant 'solidarity'

The head of the Red Cross urged European Union member states Sunday to follow Spain's example of welcoming a rejected migrant ship and "put into practice" the humanitarian values promoted by the bloc.


06/17/2018 - 11:09

What we learned from Jay-Z, Beyonce album

Jay-Z and Beyonce late Saturday released "Everything is Love," a surprise album after years of speculation that they were working on a joint project.

What we learned from Jay-Z, Beyonce album

Jay-Z and Beyonce late Saturday released "Everything is Love," a surprise album after years of speculation that they were working on a joint project.


06/17/2018 - 10:10

Macron to host dance music concert at Elysee Palace

Hundreds of electronic music fans will be treated to a rare concert in the opulent courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace on Thursday, part of France's Day of Music festival.

Macron to host dance music concert at Elysee Palace

Hundreds of electronic music fans will be treated to a rare concert in the opulent courtyard of the presidential Elysee Palace on Thursday, part of France's Day of Music festival.


06/17/2018 - 07:56

Last of the Jayer wine to go on sale in Geneva

The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies -- which include some of the world's most expensive wines -- go on auction in Geneva Sunday and could rake in up to $13 million.

Last of the Jayer wine to go on sale in Geneva

The last batch of late legendary winemaker Henri Jayer's Burgundies -- which include some of the world's most expensive wines -- go on auction in Geneva Sunday and could rake in up to $13 million.


06/17/2018 - 06:31

Oprah's advice stuck with 'Wrinkle' star Storm Reid

She hasn't yet turned 15 but child star Storm Reid is wise enough to have picked up some life lessons already -- the most important of them from Oprah Winfrey.

Oprah's advice stuck with 'Wrinkle' star Storm Reid

She hasn't yet turned 15 but child star Storm Reid is wise enough to have picked up some life lessons already -- the most important of them from Oprah Winfrey.


06/17/2018 - 01:58

Naomi Campbell and Monica Bellucci light up Milan fashion week

Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell and Italian star Monica Bellucci on Saturday injected Hollywood-octane oomph in to the second day of Milan men's fashion week, sporting sizzling men's suits teamed with skyscraper stilettos for Dolce&Gabbana.

Naomi Campbell and Monica Bellucci light up Milan fashion week

Iconic supermodel Naomi Campbell and Italian star Monica Bellucci on Saturday injected Hollywood-octane oomph in to the second day of Milan men's fashion week, sporting sizzling men's suits teamed with skyscraper stilettos for Dolce&Gabbana.


06/16/2018 - 02:30

Judge denies request for Stormy Daniels gag order

An American federal judge rejected Friday a request by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer for a gag order to stop the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels insulting him and talking about the case in media appearances.

Judge denies request for Stormy Daniels gag order

An American federal judge rejected Friday a request by President Donald Trump's former personal lawyer for a gag order to stop the attorney for adult film actress Stormy Daniels insulting him and talking about the case in media appearances.


06/16/2018 - 00:10

Canadians back PM's handling of Trump attacks, tariffs: polls

Canadians approve of Justin Trudeau's response to President Donald Trump's personal attacks as well as his countervailing tariffs on US imports - and the prime minister's popularity is up, poll results released Friday showed.

Canadians back PM's handling of Trump attacks, tariffs: polls

Canadians approve of Justin Trudeau's response to President Donald Trump's personal attacks as well as his countervailing tariffs on US imports - and the prime minister's popularity is up, poll results released Friday showed.


06/16/2018 - 00:08

Disco titans Chic boogie all night in return

Disco-era titans Chic are returning with their first album in more than 25 years, with its songwriter, the producer extraordinaire Nile Rodgers, set to draw an all-star cast.

Disco titans Chic boogie all night in return

Disco-era titans Chic are returning with their first album in more than 25 years, with its songwriter, the producer extraordinaire Nile Rodgers, set to draw an all-star cast.


06/16/2018 - 00:05

Milan men's fashion week shows its feminine side

Italian fashion houses Alberta Ferretti and Ermenegildo Zegna kicked off Men's Fashion Week in Milan on Friday with a rather feminine feel.

Milan men's fashion week shows its feminine side

Italian fashion houses Alberta Ferretti and Ermenegildo Zegna kicked off Men's Fashion Week in Milan on Friday with a rather feminine feel.


06/15/2018 - 20:58

Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple

Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content.

Oprah Winfrey to produce shows for Apple

Television personality Oprah Winfrey has agreed to produce shows for Apple as the iPhone maker prepares to make a push into original content.


06/15/2018 - 19:47

Folk icon Joan Baez can't get past Paris nightclub doorman

After giving a concert in Paris on Thursday night, American folk singer Joan Baez headed to a night club for some dancing -- only to be told by a doorman that she wasn't allowed in.

Folk icon Joan Baez can't get past Paris nightclub doorman

After giving a concert in Paris on Thursday night, American folk singer Joan Baez headed to a night club for some dancing -- only to be told by a doorman that she wasn't allowed in.


06/15/2018 - 19:08

Is it Napoleon's? Battlefield hat for sale in France

A two-cornered military dress hat said to belong to Napoleon and purportedly picked off the battlefield after his defeat at Waterloo will go under the hammer Monday at an auction in France.

Is it Napoleon's? Battlefield hat for sale in France

A two-cornered military dress hat said to belong to Napoleon and purportedly picked off the battlefield after his defeat at Waterloo will go under the hammer Monday at an auction in France.


06/15/2018 - 17:33

US network apologizes for Robbie Williams World Cup gesture

US broadcaster Fox has apologized after it showed pop star Robbie Williams giving the middle finger to viewers during the World Cup opening ceremony.

US network apologizes for Robbie Williams World Cup gesture

US broadcaster Fox has apologized after it showed pop star Robbie Williams giving the middle finger to viewers during the World Cup opening ceremony.

06/18/2018 - 19:46

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.

Egypt's shrinking 'Pharaonic Sea' has fishermen worried

Egypt's shrinking freshwater "Pharaonic Sea" has residents in its nearly 50 surrounding fishing villages worried.


06/18/2018 - 17:23

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence.

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler was arrested Monday in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, with prosecutors saying they feared he might try to suppress evidence.


06/18/2018 - 12:32

US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn  

Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required.

US property crisis looms as sea level rises, experts warn

 

Along sun-splashed shorelines in the US state of Florida, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required.


06/18/2018 - 11:49

Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.

Python selfie puts Indian forest ranger in tight spot

An India forestry ranger found himself in a bind after a python briefly strangled him while he posed for pictures with the giant snake.


06/18/2018 - 11:40

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, German prosecutors said Monday.

Audi boss arrested in diesel probe

Audi chief executive Rupert Stadler has been arrested in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" emissions cheating scandal, German prosecutors said Monday.


06/18/2018 - 07:59

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country.

Landslides, flash floods as monsoon batters southern Myanmar

Flooding in southern Myanmar has caused a landslide at a famed Buddhist pagoda, submerged homes and displaced hundreds of people as monsoon rains batter the country.


06/18/2018 - 06:54

Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn  

Along Florida's sun-splashed shorelines, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required.

Property crisis looms due to sea level rise, experts warn

 

Along Florida's sun-splashed shorelines, home prices are on the rise, developers are busy building new complexes, and listings just blocks from the beach describe homes that are "not in a flood zone," meaning no flood insurance is required.


06/17/2018 - 13:07

Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.

Mount Everest, the high-altitude rubbish dump

Decades of commercial mountaineering have turned Mount Everest into the world's highest rubbish dump as an increasing number of big-spending climbers pay little attention to the ugly footprint they leave behind.


06/15/2018 - 17:14

Hawking's voice beamed into space during London burial

A message from late British astrophysics giant Stephen Hawking was beamed towards the nearest black hole on Friday as his remains were laid to rest in London's Westminster Abbey.

Hawking's voice beamed into space during London burial

A message from late British astrophysics giant Stephen Hawking was beamed towards the nearest black hole on Friday as his remains were laid to rest in London's Westminster Abbey.


06/15/2018 - 14:34

Upgrade to boost capacity of CERN's giant particle smasher

A major upgrade began Friday for the world's most powerful proton smasher to increase the number of particle collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider and help further explore the fundamental building blocks of the universe.

Upgrade to boost capacity of CERN's giant particle smasher

A major upgrade began Friday for the world's most powerful proton smasher to increase the number of particle collisions inside the Large Hadron Collider and help further explore the fundamental building blocks of the universe.


06/15/2018 - 11:22

Japan passes anti-plastic law but with no sanctions for polluters

A bill intended to reduce the volume of microplastics dumped into the ocean was approved by Japan's parliament on Friday, but it included no sanctions for failure to comply.

Japan passes anti-plastic law but with no sanctions for polluters

A bill intended to reduce the volume of microplastics dumped into the ocean was approved by Japan's parliament on Friday, but it included no sanctions for failure to comply.


06/15/2018 - 06:20

Erdogan takes 'crazy projects' to new level with Canal Istanbul dream

The waves of the Black Sea lap peacefully on the shore of the Turkish coastal village of Karaburun outside Istanbul. Not far away, water buffalo peacefully graze on green pastures.

Erdogan takes 'crazy projects' to new level with Canal Istanbul dream

The waves of the Black Sea lap peacefully on the shore of the Turkish coastal village of Karaburun outside Istanbul. Not far away, water buffalo peacefully graze on green pastures.


06/15/2018 - 01:34

Mexico jaguar population grows 20% in eight years

Mexico's population of wild jaguars has grown 20 percent in the past eight years, according to a study released Thursday, a bit of good news for an iconic species whose numbers have been declining.

Mexico jaguar population grows 20% in eight years

Mexico's population of wild jaguars has grown 20 percent in the past eight years, according to a study released Thursday, a bit of good news for an iconic species whose numbers have been declining.


06/14/2018 - 21:58

NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

Two US spacewalkers on Thursday outfitted the International Space Station with a pair of new high-definition video cameras designed to help visiting commercial spaceships dock there in the coming years.

NASA astronauts install high-def cameras during spacewalk

Two US spacewalkers on Thursday outfitted the International Space Station with a pair of new high-definition video cameras designed to help visiting commercial spaceships dock there in the coming years.


06/14/2018 - 20:58

Canadian team reports success in transplanting hepatitis C organs

A long-running shortage in donor organs has pushed doctors to find ways to use those with hepatitis C, an infection that is increasingly common in the United States due to the opioid crisis, and which can be cured with medicine.

Canadian team reports success in transplanting hepatitis C organs

A long-running shortage in donor organs has pushed doctors to find ways to use those with hepatitis C, an infection that is increasingly common in the United States due to the opioid crisis, and which can be cured with medicine.


06/14/2018 - 19:27

EU sets higher target for renewable energy by 2030

The EU agreed Thursday to raise its consumption target from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, aiming for 32 percent by 2030 rather than the previous 27 percent.

EU sets higher target for renewable energy by 2030

The EU agreed Thursday to raise its consumption target from wind, solar and other renewable energy sources, aiming for 32 percent by 2030 rather than the previous 27 percent.


06/14/2018 - 15:49

Delhi reels as summer haze catches Indian capital off guard

Air pollution soared in New Delhi on Thursday to hazardous levels rarely seen outside winter as sand blown from deserts enveloped the Indian capital in a once-in-a-decade phenomenon.

Delhi reels as summer haze catches Indian capital off guard

Air pollution soared in New Delhi on Thursday to hazardous levels rarely seen outside winter as sand blown from deserts enveloped the Indian capital in a once-in-a-decade phenomenon.


06/13/2018 - 23:31

World Cup: US spy warns Russians will hack phones, computers

A top US intelligence official warned football fans traveling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies.

World Cup: US spy warns Russians will hack phones, computers

A top US intelligence official warned football fans traveling to Russia for the World Cup that their phones and computers could be hacked by Moscow's cyber spies.


06/13/2018 - 22:44

Martian dust storm silences NASA's rover, Opportunity

A massive dust storm raging across Mars has overcome NASA's aging Opportunity rover, putting the unmanned, solar-powered vehicle into sleep mode and raising concerns about its survival, the US space agency said Wednesday.

Martian dust storm silences NASA's rover, Opportunity

A massive dust storm raging across Mars has overcome NASA's aging Opportunity rover, putting the unmanned, solar-powered vehicle into sleep mode and raising concerns about its survival, the US space agency said Wednesday.


06/13/2018 - 19:35

VW says will pay 1 bn euro German fine over emissions cheating

Auto giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it would pay a one billion euro ($1.2 billion) fine imposed by German prosecutors for diesel emissions cheating.

VW says will pay 1 bn euro German fine over emissions cheating

Auto giant Volkswagen said Wednesday it would pay a one billion euro ($1.2 billion) fine imposed by German prosecutors for diesel emissions cheating.


06/13/2018 - 19:26

Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published Wednesday that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.

Antarctic ice loss triples, boosting sea levels

Antarctica has lost a staggering three trillion tonnes of ice since 1992, according to a landmark study published Wednesday that suggests the frozen continent could redraw Earth's coastlines if global warming continues unchecked.


06/13/2018 - 14:32

S.Africa lifts state of disaster over drought

The South African government said Wednesday that the national state of disaster it declared in March over a drought that ravaged parts of the country had lapsed after significant rainfall.

S.Africa lifts state of disaster over drought

The South African government said Wednesday that the national state of disaster it declared in March over a drought that ravaged parts of the country had lapsed after significant rainfall.


06/13/2018 - 12:46

Germany admits will fall far short of 2020 climate target

The German government acknowledged Wednesday that it will miss a 2020 target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but vowed to catch up "as quickly as possible".

Germany admits will fall far short of 2020 climate target

The German government acknowledged Wednesday that it will miss a 2020 target for reducing carbon dioxide emissions, but vowed to catch up "as quickly as possible".


06/13/2018 - 11:42

French boy's rare disease fight leads family to Canada

At birth, doctors gave Julien Ferrer only a slim chance of surviving a rare childhood bone disease. Fifteen years on, the French teen is living a normal life in Canada, where he received cutting-edge treatment -- and new hope for the future.

French boy's rare disease fight leads family to Canada

At birth, doctors gave Julien Ferrer only a slim chance of surviving a rare childhood bone disease. Fifteen years on, the French teen is living a normal life in Canada, where he received cutting-edge treatment -- and new hope for the future.


06/12/2018 - 18:42

EU Parliament to phase out plastic water bottles

The European Parliament has told its lawmakers and staff to set an example for EU citizens by no longer drinking water from plastic bottles by next year.

EU Parliament to phase out plastic water bottles

The European Parliament has told its lawmakers and staff to set an example for EU citizens by no longer drinking water from plastic bottles by next year.


06/12/2018 - 18:23

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday.

Flood damage would double without coral reefs: study

Loss of coral reefs around the world would double the damage from coastal flooding, and triple the destruction caused by storm surges, researchers said Tuesday.


06/12/2018 - 17:58

Erdogan opens new pipeline to pump Azerbaijan gas to Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday opened a new gas pipeline that will pump Caspian gas from energy-rich Azerbaijan across Anatolia to Europe for the first time.

Erdogan opens new pipeline to pump Azerbaijan gas to Europe

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday opened a new gas pipeline that will pump Caspian gas from energy-rich Azerbaijan across Anatolia to Europe for the first time.

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