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06/21/2018 - 03:55

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

The leaders of 10 EU countries will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels Sunday aimed at countering movement of asylum seekers between member nations which is a source of tensions within the bloc.

EU leaders to hold crisis talks on migration

The leaders of 10 EU countries will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels Sunday aimed at countering movement of asylum seekers between member nations which is a source of tensions within the bloc.


06/21/2018 - 03:18

Trump orders halt to family separations

President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community.

Trump orders halt to family separations

President Donald Trump ordered an end to the separation of migrant children from their parents on the US border Wednesday, reversing a tough policy under heavy pressure from his fellow Republicans, Democrats and the international community.


06/21/2018 - 02:52

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors were set to sprout all over the world Thursday, as the fourth annual International Yoga Day got under way.

Strike a pose for International Yoga Day

Downward-facing dogs, cobras and warriors were set to sprout all over the world Thursday, as the fourth annual International Yoga Day got under way.


06/20/2018 - 22:27

Donald Trump digs in on immigration, then does about-face

Faced with the disturbing images of migrant children separated from their parents at the US border with Mexico that have shocked America and the world, President Donald Trump did not flinch for a long time.

Donald Trump digs in on immigration, then does about-face

Faced with the disturbing images of migrant children separated from their parents at the US border with Mexico that have shocked America and the world, President Donald Trump did not flinch for a long time.


06/20/2018 - 21:37

At US border, children 'cry and scream' for mothers

Children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border "cry and scream" for their mothers, reaching out for them through the chain-link pens where they are being held, a pediatrician who has visited several Texas processing centers said in an interview.

At US border, children 'cry and scream' for mothers

Children separated from their parents at the US-Mexico border "cry and scream" for their mothers, reaching out for them through the chain-link pens where they are being held, a pediatrician who has visited several Texas processing centers said in an interview.


06/20/2018 - 21:25

British PM survives Brexit vote, EU steps up pressure

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived another knife-edge Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday but came under fresh pressure from the European Union to step up the withdrawal negotiations.

British PM survives Brexit vote, EU steps up pressure

British Prime Minister Theresa May survived another knife-edge Brexit vote in parliament on Wednesday but came under fresh pressure from the European Union to step up the withdrawal negotiations.


06/20/2018 - 21:15

Yemen rebels vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Huthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.

Yemen rebels vow to fight on after losing Hodeida airport

Yemen's Huthi rebels vowed to fight on after pro-government forces seized Hodeida airport from them on Wednesday, in a major step towards retaking the port city following a week-long battle.


06/20/2018 - 19:38

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot.

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot.


06/20/2018 - 19:00

Trump says will sign executive order to avoid family separations

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would sign an executive order to keep migrant families together at the border with Mexico, amid an escalating uproar over the separation of children from their parents.

Trump says will sign executive order to avoid family separations

US President Donald Trump said Wednesday he would sign an executive order to keep migrant families together at the border with Mexico, amid an escalating uproar over the separation of children from their parents.


06/20/2018 - 17:20

US House to vote Thursday on bill to end family separations: Ryan

US lawmakers will vote Thursday on a bill that would end the controversial practice of separating migrant children from parents caught entering the country without papers, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday.

US House to vote Thursday on bill to end family separations: Ryan

US lawmakers will vote Thursday on a bill that would end the controversial practice of separating migrant children from parents caught entering the country without papers, House Speaker Paul Ryan said Wednesday.


06/20/2018 - 17:11

Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: police

German police said Wednesday they had foiled a biological attack with last week's arrest of a Tunisian suspected jihadist in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material.

Germany foiled biological attack with Tunisian arrest: police

German police said Wednesday they had foiled a biological attack with last week's arrest of a Tunisian suspected jihadist in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material.


06/20/2018 - 15:29

Film-making a 'passion' for Iceland's goalkeeping hero

While Iceland's World Cup coach is famously a dentist, and its squad has a boardgame publisher and a wine importer in its ranks, goalkeeper-filmmaker Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart.

Film-making a 'passion' for Iceland's goalkeeping hero

While Iceland's World Cup coach is famously a dentist, and its squad has a boardgame publisher and a wine importer in its ranks, goalkeeper-filmmaker Hannes Halldorsson says his job on the side sets him apart.


06/20/2018 - 15:28

VAR, free-kick crackers make it 'set-piece World Cup'

VAR and a trio of spectacular free kicks have led to a spike in the number of goals from set plays in Russia, with some already calling it "the World Cup of set pieces".

VAR, free-kick crackers make it 'set-piece World Cup'

VAR and a trio of spectacular free kicks have led to a spike in the number of goals from set plays in Russia, with some already calling it "the World Cup of set pieces".


06/20/2018 - 14:25

Several EU leaders to hold migration mini-summit in Brussels Sunday: Juncker

Several key EU leaders will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.

Several EU leaders to hold migration mini-summit in Brussels Sunday: Juncker

Several key EU leaders will hold crisis talks on migration in Brussels on Sunday to try to find answers ahead of a major summit next week, European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said.


06/20/2018 - 14:04

Kosovo will be cheering for Swiss against Serbia

Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.

Kosovo will be cheering for Swiss against Serbia

Kosovo's team is taking no part in the World Cup but emotions are running high ahead of Serbia's match between Switzerland, whose squad includes three players from Kosovo.


06/20/2018 - 12:41

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

Kim Jong Un concluded a two-day whirlwind visit to China Wednesday, where he declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship" with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.

North Korea's Kim hails 'unity' with China in new visit

Kim Jong Un concluded a two-day whirlwind visit to China Wednesday, where he declared North Korea's unstinting "friendship" with Beijing in a show of loyalty to his main ally following a landmark summit with US President Donald Trump.


06/20/2018 - 12:13

US top asylum-seekers' destination in OECD in 2017

The United States -- facing massive controversy over immigration -- received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, the OECD said in a report published Wednesday.

US top asylum-seekers' destination in OECD in 2017

The United States -- facing massive controversy over immigration -- received more asylum requests than any other developed nation in 2017, overtaking Germany, the OECD said in a report published Wednesday.


06/20/2018 - 12:12

Germany foiled bio attack with Tunisian arrest: police

A Tunisian man arrested in Germany in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material was planning a biological attack, the national police chief said Wednesday.

Germany foiled bio attack with Tunisian arrest: police

A Tunisian man arrested in Germany in possession of the deadly poison ricin and bomb-making material was planning a biological attack, the national police chief said Wednesday.


06/20/2018 - 09:36

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels: coalition

Emirati-backed Yemeni government forces seized Hodeida airport from Huthi rebels on Wednesday, the coalition said, in a major step towards retaking the key Red Sea port city.

Yemen pro-govt forces seize Hodeida airport from rebels: coalition

Emirati-backed Yemeni government forces seized Hodeida airport from Huthi rebels on Wednesday, the coalition said, in a major step towards retaking the key Red Sea port city.


06/20/2018 - 09:31

World Cup shock and awe: Russia aren't that bad

Russia can afford to dream.

World Cup shock and awe: Russia aren't that bad

Russia can afford to dream.


06/20/2018 - 09:17

European firms say China business 'more difficult'

European companies complain they still face a difficult business climate in China despite Beijing's pledges of openness, with about half saying it has become tougher in the past year, according to a survey released Wednesday.

European firms say China business 'more difficult'

European companies complain they still face a difficult business climate in China despite Beijing's pledges of openness, with about half saying it has become tougher in the past year, according to a survey released Wednesday.


06/20/2018 - 09:08

Benetton condemned for using rescued migrants in adverts

French charity SOS Mediterranee has lashed out at clothing giant Benetton over an advertising campaign featuring a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea.

Benetton condemned for using rescued migrants in adverts

French charity SOS Mediterranee has lashed out at clothing giant Benetton over an advertising campaign featuring a photograph of migrants being rescued at sea.


06/20/2018 - 08:00

Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border.

Trump urges Republicans to fix family separation crisis

US President Donald Trump told Republican lawmakers Tuesday he backed their efforts to craft an immigration solution that ends the politically toxic practice of separating families on the US-Mexico border.


06/20/2018 - 07:55

Will China hit Hollywood and N.Korea diplomacy in US trade war?

China may look beyond tit-for-tat tariffs in the looming trade war with the United States, analysts say, with a range of creative options at its disposal, including targeting Hollywood films or dragging its feet on North Korea.

Will China hit Hollywood and N.Korea diplomacy in US trade war?

China may look beyond tit-for-tat tariffs in the looming trade war with the United States, analysts say, with a range of creative options at its disposal, including targeting Hollywood films or dragging its feet on North Korea.


06/20/2018 - 06:41

Death threats 'become routine' in toxic Brexit debate

As a crucial Brexit battle comes to a head in the British parliament on Wednesday, MPs are weighing not just their own views but also their personal safety amid increasingly toxic public debate.

Death threats 'become routine' in toxic Brexit debate

As a crucial Brexit battle comes to a head in the British parliament on Wednesday, MPs are weighing not just their own views but also their personal safety amid increasingly toxic public debate.


06/20/2018 - 06:30

Italian coastguard ship carrying 522 migrants docks in Sicily

An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 500 migrants, including dozens rescued by the US Navy off Libya last week, arrived Tuesday night at a port in Sicily, days after the new far-right interior minister banned NGO rescue ships from docking in Italy.

Italian coastguard ship carrying 522 migrants docks in Sicily

An Italian coastguard ship carrying more than 500 migrants, including dozens rescued by the US Navy off Libya last week, arrived Tuesday night at a port in Sicily, days after the new far-right interior minister banned NGO rescue ships from docking in Italy.


06/20/2018 - 05:53

Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: "Spin up. Place your bets."

Japan dreams of jackpot with legal casinos

At a casino school in Tokyo, croupier-in-training Takuto Saito settles behind a green table and reaches for the roulette wheel, addressing a group of imaginary punters: "Spin up. Place your bets."

06/21/2018 - 04:10

Serbia take on Switzerland in Group E with Brazil looming

Serbia will attempt to wrap up qualification to the World Cup knockout rounds on Friday as they take on a Switzerland team brimming with confidence after grabbing a draw with Brazil.

Serbia take on Switzerland in Group E with Brazil looming

Serbia will attempt to wrap up qualification to the World Cup knockout rounds on Friday as they take on a Switzerland team brimming with confidence after grabbing a draw with Brazil.


06/21/2018 - 02:55

Neymar fitness cloud lingers as pressure mounts on Brazil

A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track here Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.

Neymar fitness cloud lingers as pressure mounts on Brazil

A battered and bruised Neymar will aim to get Brazil's World Cup campaign back on track here Friday as the pre-tournament favourites seek to re-assert their title credentials with victory over Costa Rica.


06/20/2018 - 23:42

Youthful Nigeria face tough Iceland test

Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team's capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors.

Youthful Nigeria face tough Iceland test

Nigeria take on Iceland on Friday, seeking to salvage their faltering World Cup campaign but wary of the Nordic team's capacity to go toe to toe with their supposed superiors.


06/20/2018 - 23:39

Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test

Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset.

Hierro relieved Spain survived tough Iran test

Spain coach Fernando Hierro admitted his team had been on the ropes before a lucky Diego Costa goal handed them their first win of the World Cup on Wednesday as dogged Iran came close to causing a major upset.


06/20/2018 - 23:28

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot.

Uruguay, Russia reach World Cup knockout phase

Uruguay and host nation Russia progressed to the World Cup knockout rounds on Wednesday as Cristiano Ronaldo took an early lead in the race for the Golden Boot.


06/20/2018 - 23:20

Triple-header, World Cup adds spice to French GP return

Formula One heads for an unprecedented run of three successive weekends of races and five in six weeks from this Sunday, starting with the return of the French Grand Prix after almost a decade off the schedule.

Triple-header, World Cup adds spice to French GP return

Formula One heads for an unprecedented run of three successive weekends of races and five in six weeks from this Sunday, starting with the return of the French Grand Prix after almost a decade off the schedule.


06/20/2018 - 22:42

Japan's Darvish could make rehab start Monday for Cubs

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish, out four weeks with a right arm injury, threw three innings Wednesday in a simulated game situation and could make a rehabilitation start Monday, according to team officials.

Japan's Darvish could make rehab start Monday for Cubs

Chicago Cubs pitcher Yu Darvish, out four weeks with a right arm injury, threw three innings Wednesday in a simulated game situation and could make a rehabilitation start Monday, according to team officials.


06/20/2018 - 22:30

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco's Amrabat to play after concussion

The decision to allow Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat to take to the field at the World Cup on Wednesday just five days after suffering concussion has been criticised by players' union FifPro.

FifPro slams decision to allow Morocco's Amrabat to play after concussion

The decision to allow Moroccan midfielder Nordin Amrabat to take to the field at the World Cup on Wednesday just five days after suffering concussion has been criticised by players' union FifPro.


06/20/2018 - 22:21

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine.

Three things we learned today at the World Cup

The World Cup produced three tight games on Wednesday as Portugal, Spain and Uruguay won but once again the favourites failed to shine.


06/20/2018 - 21:48

Who's saying what at the World Cup

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:

Who's saying what at the World Cup

AFP Sport picks out some of the best quotes at the World Cup:


06/20/2018 - 21:45

Swedish defender Dahlin expected to go first in NHL Draft

Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is expected to be taken by the Buffalo Sabres with the first selection of the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, which begins Friday in Dallas.

Swedish defender Dahlin expected to go first in NHL Draft

Swedish defenseman Rasmus Dahlin is expected to be taken by the Buffalo Sabres with the first selection of the 2018 National Hockey League Draft, which begins Friday in Dallas.


06/20/2018 - 21:04

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:


06/20/2018 - 21:02

Spieth defends at Travelers with eye to keeping Claret Jug

Fifth-ranked defending champion Jordan Spieth sees this week's US PGA Travelers Championship as a crucial step ahead of defending the British Open championship next month at Carnoustie.

Spieth defends at Travelers with eye to keeping Claret Jug

Fifth-ranked defending champion Jordan Spieth sees this week's US PGA Travelers Championship as a crucial step ahead of defending the British Open championship next month at Carnoustie.


06/20/2018 - 20:59

Never mind Neymar -- does Coutinho hold the keys for Brazil?

Whatever becomes of Brazil at this World Cup will inevitably be seen through the prism of Neymar and his state of fitness, but Philippe Coutinho has already shown that he could hold the keys for Tite's side.

Never mind Neymar -- does Coutinho hold the keys for Brazil?

Whatever becomes of Brazil at this World Cup will inevitably be seen through the prism of Neymar and his state of fitness, but Philippe Coutinho has already shown that he could hold the keys for Tite's side.


06/20/2018 - 20:57

'Better me than the players': Southgate England's first injury casualty

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his World Cup celebrations will be more muted for the remainder of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder while out running on Wednesday.

'Better me than the players': Southgate England's first injury casualty

England manager Gareth Southgate admitted his World Cup celebrations will be more muted for the remainder of the tournament after dislocating his shoulder while out running on Wednesday.


06/20/2018 - 20:54

Reus set to rev up Germany's flagging World Cup attack

Four years after injury robbed him of a World Cup winner's medal in Brazil, Germany are set to turn to Marco Reus to help rescue their Russia 2018 campaign.

Reus set to rev up Germany's flagging World Cup attack

Four years after injury robbed him of a World Cup winner's medal in Brazil, Germany are set to turn to Marco Reus to help rescue their Russia 2018 campaign.


06/20/2018 - 20:51

Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia

Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia on Wednesday, as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.

Suarez sends Uruguay into last 16 with hosts Russia

Uruguay booked their place in the World Cup knockout stage along with Russia on Wednesday, as Luis Suarez scored the winner on his 100th international appearance in a 1-0 victory over Saudi Arabia in Rostov-on-Don.


06/20/2018 - 20:33

Sugita stuns French Open runner-up Thiem in Halle after Nishikori exit

Japan's Yuichi Sugita shocked Dominic Thiem to send the Austrian out in the second round of the ATP Halle grass court event on Wednesday, 6-2, 7-5,

Sugita stuns French Open runner-up Thiem in Halle after Nishikori exit

Japan's Yuichi Sugita shocked Dominic Thiem to send the Austrian out in the second round of the ATP Halle grass court event on Wednesday, 6-2, 7-5,


06/20/2018 - 20:27

Hales still sees himself as England 'fringe player'

Alex Hales still thinks of himself as being on the fringes of the England one-day international team, even after a hundred that set-up a record-breaking win over world champions Australia.

Hales still sees himself as England 'fringe player'

Alex Hales still thinks of himself as being on the fringes of the England one-day international team, even after a hundred that set-up a record-breaking win over world champions Australia.


06/20/2018 - 20:11

'I felt dead': Wawrinka warns Murray to take recovery slow

Stan Wawrinka has warned Andy Murray not to rush his return from hip surgery after the former world number one hinted he isn't certain to compete at Wimbledon.

'I felt dead': Wawrinka warns Murray to take recovery slow

Stan Wawrinka has warned Andy Murray not to rush his return from hip surgery after the former world number one hinted he isn't certain to compete at Wimbledon.


06/20/2018 - 20:09

Colombia warns World Cup fans in Russia over behavior

Colombia's foreign ministry has urged fans of "Los Cafeteros" (The Coffee Growers) at the World Cup to be on their best behaviour after a series of embarrassing incidents.

Colombia warns World Cup fans in Russia over behavior

Colombia's foreign ministry has urged fans of "Los Cafeteros" (The Coffee Growers) at the World Cup to be on their best behaviour after a series of embarrassing incidents.


06/20/2018 - 20:08

Cubs closer Morrow injured while taking his pants off

Brandon Morrow, the ace closing relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, was put on Major League Baseball's injured list Wednesday after hurting his back while taking off his pants.

Cubs closer Morrow injured while taking his pants off

Brandon Morrow, the ace closing relief pitcher for the Chicago Cubs, was put on Major League Baseball's injured list Wednesday after hurting his back while taking off his pants.


06/20/2018 - 20:04

'Don't blame Messi', pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli defended star player Lionel Messi on Wednesday and said his side's World Cup match against Croatia was effectively a must-win.

'Don't blame Messi', pleads Argentina boss Sampaoli

Argentina coach Jorge Sampaoli defended star player Lionel Messi on Wednesday and said his side's World Cup match against Croatia was effectively a must-win.


06/20/2018 - 19:52

Royal Ascot record chapter and verse for Stoute

Michael Stoute enjoyed a great friendship and rivalry with another training legend, the late Henry Cecil, and on Wednesday he broke their joint record for the most winners at Royal Ascot.

Royal Ascot record chapter and verse for Stoute

Michael Stoute enjoyed a great friendship and rivalry with another training legend, the late Henry Cecil, and on Wednesday he broke their joint record for the most winners at Royal Ascot.


06/20/2018 - 19:50

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal are proving to be Africa's saving grace at the World Cup. Their win over Poland on Tuesday was a rare bright moment among six defeats out of six for the continent's other representatives in Russia.

Senegal to the rescue as African teams struggle at World Cup

Senegal are proving to be Africa's saving grace at the World Cup. Their win over Poland on Tuesday was a rare bright moment among six defeats out of six for the continent's other representatives in Russia.


06/20/2018 - 19:45

Sugita stuns French Open runner-up Thiem in Halle after Nishikori exit

Japan's Yuichi Sugita shocked Dominic Thiem to send the Austrian out in the second round of the ATP Halle grass court event on Wednesday, 6-2, 7-5,

Sugita stuns French Open runner-up Thiem in Halle after Nishikori exit

Japan's Yuichi Sugita shocked Dominic Thiem to send the Austrian out in the second round of the ATP Halle grass court event on Wednesday, 6-2, 7-5,


06/20/2018 - 19:15

Mohamed Salah's World Cup bid ends with a whimper

Mohamed Salah's World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt's talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.

Mohamed Salah's World Cup bid ends with a whimper

Mohamed Salah's World Cup campaign arguably ended when Egypt's talisman tumbled to the turf in the Champions League final in Kiev on May 26.

06/20/2018 - 22:15

New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in hospital to give birth, her office said Thursday, handing over duties to her deputy ahead of the delivery.

New Zealand PM in hospital to give birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern is in hospital to give birth, her office said Thursday, handing over duties to her deputy ahead of the delivery.


06/20/2018 - 20:54

Paul McCartney sees music as travelogue on new album

Paul McCartney on Wednesday announced his first album in five years, "Egypt Station," which he described as a kind of musical travelogue with each song exploring a new area.

Paul McCartney sees music as travelogue on new album

Paul McCartney on Wednesday announced his first album in five years, "Egypt Station," which he described as a kind of musical travelogue with each song exploring a new area.


06/20/2018 - 19:59

Clooneys open wallets as celebrities attack family separations

George Clooney and John Legend have sent hefty donations to charity and Bruce Springsteen interrupted his Broadway show to decry the border crisis as the entertainment world voiced outrage over the separation of migrant families at the US border.

Clooneys open wallets as celebrities attack family separations

George Clooney and John Legend have sent hefty donations to charity and Bruce Springsteen interrupted his Broadway show to decry the border crisis as the entertainment world voiced outrage over the separation of migrant families at the US border.


06/20/2018 - 18:59

Mozart manuscript fails to sell at Paris auction

The first draft of music Mozart wrote for the last act of his opera "The Marriage of Figaro" failed to find a buyer when it went under the hammer in Paris Wednesday.

Mozart manuscript fails to sell at Paris auction

The first draft of music Mozart wrote for the last act of his opera "The Marriage of Figaro" failed to find a buyer when it went under the hammer in Paris Wednesday.


06/20/2018 - 18:40

Janet Jackson reveals 'intense' battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an "intense" battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism.

Janet Jackson reveals 'intense' battle with depression

Janet Jackson has revealed that she suffered an "intense" battle with depression, which she linked to a childhood inferiority complex and societal racism and sexism.


06/20/2018 - 18:13

Disney boosts Fox bid to $71.3 bn to counter Comcast

Disney raised its offer for key assets of 21st Century Fox on Wednesday to $71.3 billion to counter a rival bid from Comcast in the latest move in a bidding war that could create a dominant player in the media-entertainment world.

Disney boosts Fox bid to $71.3 bn to counter Comcast

Disney raised its offer for key assets of 21st Century Fox on Wednesday to $71.3 billion to counter a rival bid from Comcast in the latest move in a bidding war that could create a dominant player in the media-entertainment world.


06/20/2018 - 17:28

In money and love, Boris Becker battles mounting woes

A controversy over Boris Becker's claim that he enjoys diplomatic status from the Central African Republic has added to the clouds hanging over the German ex-tennis star battling financial and marital woes.

In money and love, Boris Becker battles mounting woes

A controversy over Boris Becker's claim that he enjoys diplomatic status from the Central African Republic has added to the clouds hanging over the German ex-tennis star battling financial and marital woes.


06/20/2018 - 14:16

UK TV star Alan Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet

British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption "I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella".

UK TV star Alan Sugar accused of racism over World Cup tweet

British businessman turned BBC TV star Alan Sugar came under fire Wednesday after tweeting a picture of the Senegal national football team with the caption "I recognise some of these guys from the beach in Marbella".


06/20/2018 - 10:01

Nigeria sees a rush to get Nollywood online

A glamour blogger, a filmmaker and a tech mogul are competing to create a homegrown African rival to Netflix, but poor internet connections and intense competition are proving daunting obstacles.

Nigeria sees a rush to get Nollywood online

A glamour blogger, a filmmaker and a tech mogul are competing to create a homegrown African rival to Netflix, but poor internet connections and intense competition are proving daunting obstacles.


06/20/2018 - 07:34

'The Catcher was a Spy': Moe Berg's double life as secret agent

Baseball pro Moe Berg wasn't much of a star in the diamond but he was an MVP in the theater of war, risking his life behind enemy lines as an Allied spy.

'The Catcher was a Spy': Moe Berg's double life as secret agent

Baseball pro Moe Berg wasn't much of a star in the diamond but he was an MVP in the theater of war, risking his life behind enemy lines as an Allied spy.


06/20/2018 - 05:58

Bilingual play brings Trumped-up Moliere to London

For the first time in the history of London's West End theatre district, a play is being staged in English and French -- Moliere's classic "Tartuffe", transposed into Donald Trump's United States.

Bilingual play brings Trumped-up Moliere to London

For the first time in the history of London's West End theatre district, a play is being staged in English and French -- Moliere's classic "Tartuffe", transposed into Donald Trump's United States.


06/20/2018 - 00:14

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake".

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake".


06/20/2018 - 00:04

U2's Bono calls on US lawmakers to end family separations

Irish rocker and global activist Bono met with American lawmakers Tuesday, urging them to press President Donald Trump to abandon his "completely un-American" practice of separating families at the southern border with Mexico.

U2's Bono calls on US lawmakers to end family separations

Irish rocker and global activist Bono met with American lawmakers Tuesday, urging them to press President Donald Trump to abandon his "completely un-American" practice of separating families at the southern border with Mexico.


06/19/2018 - 23:44

Anger mounts in Hollywood over Fox immigration coverage

"Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan became Tuesday the latest in a string of Hollywood figures berating Fox over its news division's coverage, announcing he was quitting the entertainment giant.

Anger mounts in Hollywood over Fox immigration coverage

"Modern Family" co-creator Steve Levitan became Tuesday the latest in a string of Hollywood figures berating Fox over its news division's coverage, announcing he was quitting the entertainment giant.


06/19/2018 - 23:19

Italy's Osteria Francescana crowned world's best restaurant again

Italy's Osteria Francescana was crowned the world's best restaurant for the second time on Tuesday by an influential list compiled by British trade magazine Restaurant, beating out top eateries in Spain and France.

Italy's Osteria Francescana crowned world's best restaurant again

Italy's Osteria Francescana was crowned the world's best restaurant for the second time on Tuesday by an influential list compiled by British trade magazine Restaurant, beating out top eateries in Spain and France.


06/19/2018 - 22:54

Harry and Meghan light up Royal Ascot as racing carnival begins

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, as she has done for over 60 years, led the Royal Procession down the finishing straight on Tuesday to get probably racing's most famous carnival Royal Ascot under way.

Harry and Meghan light up Royal Ascot as racing carnival begins

Britain's Queen Elizabeth II, as she has done for over 60 years, led the Royal Procession down the finishing straight on Tuesday to get probably racing's most famous carnival Royal Ascot under way.


06/19/2018 - 21:52

Will Ferrell to star in Eurovision comedy for Netflix: reports

"Anchorman" star Will Ferrell is set to direct and appear in a Netflix movie based on the Eurovision Song Contest, a glitzy annual musical extravaganza known for its over-the-top costumes, media reports said on Tuesday.

Will Ferrell to star in Eurovision comedy for Netflix: reports

"Anchorman" star Will Ferrell is set to direct and appear in a Netflix movie based on the Eurovision Song Contest, a glitzy annual musical extravaganza known for its over-the-top costumes, media reports said on Tuesday.


06/19/2018 - 21:49

Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

A painstaking restoration of the "Mystic Lamb", a 15th-century Flemish masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, was unveiled on Tuesday, revealing a "much more expressive and intense" version of the central image of the giant altarpiece.

Restorers unveil original face of Belgium's 'Mystic Lamb'

A painstaking restoration of the "Mystic Lamb", a 15th-century Flemish masterpiece by the Van Eyck brothers, was unveiled on Tuesday, revealing a "much more expressive and intense" version of the central image of the giant altarpiece.


06/19/2018 - 20:23

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

The life of Michael Jackson will be coming to Broadway in a musical incorporating the King of Pop's tunes penned by a leading US playwright.

Michael Jackson life to be turned into musical

The life of Michael Jackson will be coming to Broadway in a musical incorporating the King of Pop's tunes penned by a leading US playwright.


06/19/2018 - 18:34

Brazil breathes sigh of relief over Neymar's hairdo change

Neymar is famous for his stepovers, but it was his World Cup hair do-over that really got Brazilians talking Tuesday.

Brazil breathes sigh of relief over Neymar's hairdo change

Neymar is famous for his stepovers, but it was his World Cup hair do-over that really got Brazilians talking Tuesday.


06/19/2018 - 18:29

Turkish rapper Ezhel freed after drugs charge acquittal

An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted and freed a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm.

Turkish rapper Ezhel freed after drugs charge acquittal

An Istanbul court on Tuesday acquitted and freed a popular Turkish rapper who faced up to 10 years in jail on charges of encouraging drug use, on the first day of a trial that had sparked widespread alarm.


06/19/2018 - 18:18

No hard feelings: Paris fashion star Abloh reaches out to Kanye West

Virgil Abloh paid tribute to his friend and longtime collaborator Kanye West as the US designer took star billing as Paris men's fashion week began Tuesday.

No hard feelings: Paris fashion star Abloh reaches out to Kanye West

Virgil Abloh paid tribute to his friend and longtime collaborator Kanye West as the US designer took star billing as Paris men's fashion week began Tuesday.


06/19/2018 - 16:14

Baby joy for Britain's Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter, has given birth to a baby girl, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.

Baby joy for Britain's Zara Tindall

Zara Tindall, Queen Elizabeth II's eldest granddaughter, has given birth to a baby girl, Buckingham Palace announced on Tuesday.


06/19/2018 - 14:59

Japan's Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup

Princess Takamado of Japan on Tuesday watched her country play Colombia in the World Cup in the small Russian city of Saransk, becoming the first member of Japan's royal family to visit the country since 1916, Russian state media reported.

Japan's Princess Takamado makes surprise Russia visit for World Cup

Princess Takamado of Japan on Tuesday watched her country play Colombia in the World Cup in the small Russian city of Saransk, becoming the first member of Japan's royal family to visit the country since 1916, Russian state media reported.


06/19/2018 - 14:46

Dutch queen pays emotional tribute to late 'little sister'

Dutch Queen Maxima on Tuesday paid an emotional tribute to her beloved younger sister, who was found dead after reportedly suffering from depression and mental illness.

Dutch queen pays emotional tribute to late 'little sister'

Dutch Queen Maxima on Tuesday paid an emotional tribute to her beloved younger sister, who was found dead after reportedly suffering from depression and mental illness.


06/19/2018 - 13:49

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake."

Central Africa says Boris Becker's diplomatic passport is 'fake'

The Central African Republic (CAR) said on Tuesday that a diplomatic passport that tennis star Boris Becker claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings in Britain "is a fake."


06/19/2018 - 12:22

France's Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament: court

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday.

France's Le Pen must repay 300,000 euros to European Parliament: court

French far-right leader Marine Le Pen must repay nearly 300,000 euros to the European Parliament for funds paid incorrectly to an assistant, a top EU court ruled on Tuesday.

06/20/2018 - 21:47

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.

Earth's intact forests vanishing at accelerating pace: scientists

Earth's intact forests shrank by an area larger than Austria every year from 2014 to 2016 at a 20 percent faster rate than during the previous decade, scientists said Wednesday as the UN unveiled an initiative to harness the "untapped potential" of the land sector to fight climate change.


06/20/2018 - 20:57

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.

T. rex could not stick out its tongue: study

The Tyrannosaurus rex is crowned the "lizard king" of the dinosaurs, a historically fierce meat-eater often depicted lashing out its tongue. But researchers said Wednesday this would have been anatomically impossible.


06/20/2018 - 19:19

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.


06/20/2018 - 06:11

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.

Faroese whaling 'ecological', 'respectful': minister

For centuries, the Faroe Islands have hunted pilot whales in ritual fashion, herding them into shallow waters to beach them before stabbing them with knives, turning the water a bloody red.


06/20/2018 - 05:55

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.

Pilot whale meat poses health hazard, Faroese warned

The Faroe Islands' ritual pilot whale hunt is not only highly controversial, eating the whale meat also poses a health hazard, public health authorities in Denmark's autonomous North Atlantic territory warn, advising against eating it.


06/20/2018 - 00:31

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.

A life at high altitude shapes human body, but how?

Living the high life -- growing up, in other words, at extreme altitude -- forces a developing human body to conserve energy, and that can translated into shorter arms, according to a study published Wednesday.


06/19/2018 - 23:14

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.

Serial rapist indicted in Washington based on DNA profile

In a race against time, US federal prosecutors have taken the unusual step of indicting the DNA profile of a man suspected of carrying out a string of rapes in the Washington area more than a decade ago.


06/19/2018 - 13:41

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.

Audi names interim CEO after boss arrested in diesel probe

German carmaker Audi said Tuesday it had named a new interim chief, a day after prosecutors arrested boss Rupert Stadler in connection with parent company Volkswagen's "dieselgate" scandal.


06/19/2018 - 12:18

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.

Sacred snappers: The village where crocodiles are welcome

Crocodiles may be one of the deadliest hunters in the animal kingdom, but in a small village in Burkina Faso it is not unusual to see someone sitting atop one of the fearsome reptiles.


06/19/2018 - 08:24

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.

World's oldest Sumatran orangutan dies aged 62

The world's oldest Sumatran orangutan, which had 11 children and 54 descendants spread across the globe, has died aged 62, Australian zoo officials said Tuesday.


06/19/2018 - 05:48

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.

Ultra-secure lab in Gabon equipped for Ebola studies

At a research facility in Gabon, one isolated building stands behind an electrified fence, under round-the-clock scrutiny by video cameras. The locked-down P4 lab is built to handle the world's most dangerous viruses, including Ebola.


06/19/2018 - 05:20

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided they wanted to use in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to freeze an embryo in the hope of one day having a second child.

Chinese parents-to-be seek more fertile ground abroad

The easing of China's one-child policy was a godsend to Zhang Yinzhe and his wife Xu Mengsha, who had decided they wanted to use in-vitro fertilisation (IVF) to freeze an embryo in the hope of one day having a second child.


06/19/2018 - 05:14

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.

Family ties make Faroese women Europe's top baby makers

Gunnhild Helmsdal's mailbox has six names printed on it and will soon add a seventh: having a big family is nothing unusual in the Faroe Islands where women have the most babies in Europe despite also having the highest rate of employment.


06/19/2018 - 03:34

Trump wants to dominate space, Moon and Mars

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race.

Trump wants to dominate space, Moon and Mars

President Donald Trump boasted Monday of the US commercial space industry's deep wallet and enterprising spirit, and vowed US dominance in exploration of the Moon and Mars, as well as any future space race.


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.

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