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06/23/2017 - 17:31

UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'

The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar Friday that it faces "divorce" from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes seriously a list of demands including the closure of Al-Jazeera television.

UAE warns Qatar to accept demands or face 'divorce'

The United Arab Emirates warned Qatar Friday that it faces "divorce" from its Gulf neighbours unless it takes seriously a list of demands including the closure of Al-Jazeera television.


06/23/2017 - 12:09

N. Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

North Korea on Friday accused the US of waging a "smear campaign" over the death of a student who was sent back home in a coma, denying he was tortured or abused.

N. Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

North Korea on Friday accused the US of waging a "smear campaign" over the death of a student who was sent back home in a coma, denying he was tortured or abused.


06/23/2017 - 17:04

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday.

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported Friday.


06/23/2017 - 16:50

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

EU leaders warned Friday that Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made what she insisted was a "fair" offer.

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

EU leaders warned Friday that Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made what she insisted was a "fair" offer.


06/23/2017 - 17:08

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from election bid

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has declared his intention to run in Russia's presidential elections next year, is ineligible to be a candidate, the country's central electoral commission said Friday.

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny barred from election bid

Opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who has declared his intention to run in Russia's presidential elections next year, is ineligible to be a candidate, the country's central electoral commission said Friday.


06/23/2017 - 11:24

Russian warships fire cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria

Two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean have fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in Syria, the defence ministry said Friday.

Russian warships fire cruise missiles at IS targets in Syria

Two Russian warships and a submarine in the Mediterranean have fired missiles at Islamic State group targets in Syria, the defence ministry said Friday.


06/23/2017 - 17:25

'Emmangela' show reasserts EU's Franco-German alliance

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel used the French president's first Brussels summit Friday to deliver an unmistakeable message: their countries intend to lead the EU's post-Brexit revival.

'Emmangela' show reasserts EU's Franco-German alliance

Emmanuel Macron and Angela Merkel used the French president's first Brussels summit Friday to deliver an unmistakeable message: their countries intend to lead the EU's post-Brexit revival.


06/23/2017 - 16:42

Bomber sows death among civilians fleeing Mosul

A suicide bomber blew himself up Friday among civilians fleeing the Old City of Mosul, where increasingly desperate jihadists are mounting a bloody last stand.

Bomber sows death among civilians fleeing Mosul

A suicide bomber blew himself up Friday among civilians fleeing the Old City of Mosul, where increasingly desperate jihadists are mounting a bloody last stand.

06/23/2017 - 09:41

Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit

Toshiba delayed the release of its long-overdue earnings again Friday, with the troubled conglomerate saying it needed more time to finish accounting work at its loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric (WEC).

Toshiba delays results again citing US nuclear unit

Toshiba delayed the release of its long-overdue earnings again Friday, with the troubled conglomerate saying it needed more time to finish accounting work at its loss-hit US nuclear unit Westinghouse Electric (WEC).


06/23/2017 - 17:22

Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments

EU leaders on Friday poured cold water on a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in strategic European industries.

Macron stumbles at EU summit over Chinese investments

EU leaders on Friday poured cold water on a proposal by French President Emmanuel Macron to hand Brussels more powers to control Chinese investments in strategic European industries.


06/23/2017 - 16:34

Putin launches deep-water phase of TurkStream gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday launched the deep-water phase of the TurkStream gas pipeline project, calling Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan from a ship off the Black Sea coast.

Putin launches deep-water phase of TurkStream gas pipeline

Russian President Vladimir Putin on Friday launched the deep-water phase of the TurkStream gas pipeline project, calling Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan from a ship off the Black Sea coast.


06/23/2017 - 12:52

Irish government hails flotation of bailed-out AIB bank

Ireland's government on Friday hailed a "significant milestone" as it part-listed Allied Irish Banks, six-and-a-half years after rescuing the lender with billions of euros of taxpayers' money.

Irish government hails flotation of bailed-out AIB bank

Ireland's government on Friday hailed a "significant milestone" as it part-listed Allied Irish Banks, six-and-a-half years after rescuing the lender with billions of euros of taxpayers' money.


06/23/2017 - 14:37

Dutch invent phone app to stop kids texting on bikes

In the bike-mad Netherlands, the national phone company is developing a smart way to stop kids texting while cycling -- a growing cause of teenage accidents.

Dutch invent phone app to stop kids texting on bikes

In the bike-mad Netherlands, the national phone company is developing a smart way to stop kids texting while cycling -- a growing cause of teenage accidents.


06/23/2017 - 15:20

UK nuclear plant to cost consumers 'billions more'

A highly controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday.

UK nuclear plant to cost consumers 'billions more'

A highly controversial UK government deal for the new Hinkley Point nuclear power plant will cost British energy consumers billions more pounds than forecast, the country's National Audit Office said Friday.


06/23/2017 - 09:54

Airbag giant Takata soars after volatile week for troubled firm

Shares in embattled airbag maker Takata soared more than 40 percent on Friday, after collapsing over the past week on bets that the crisis-hit firm will file for bankruptcy next week.

Airbag giant Takata soars after volatile week for troubled firm

Shares in embattled airbag maker Takata soared more than 40 percent on Friday, after collapsing over the past week on bets that the crisis-hit firm will file for bankruptcy next week.


06/23/2017 - 16:06

European equities stumble on poor data; oil steadies

Europe's main stock markets and Wall Street stumbled Friday on disappointing economic data heading into the weekend.

European equities stumble on poor data; oil steadies

Europe's main stock markets and Wall Street stumbled Friday on disappointing economic data heading into the weekend.

06/23/2017 - 15:57

China ping pong team in disarray after players quit

China's top-ranking men's ping pong team was in disarray Friday after three of its star players quit an international tournament in an apparent protest over the removal of the head coach.

China ping pong team in disarray after players quit

China's top-ranking men's ping pong team was in disarray Friday after three of its star players quit an international tournament in an apparent protest over the removal of the head coach.


06/23/2017 - 15:27

India's Srikanth into badminton's Australian Open semis

India's Kidambi Srikanth overcame compatriot Sai Praneeth 25-23, 21-17 to reach the semi-finals of badminton's Australian Open in Sydney on Friday.

India's Srikanth into badminton's Australian Open semis

India's Kidambi Srikanth overcame compatriot Sai Praneeth 25-23, 21-17 to reach the semi-finals of badminton's Australian Open in Sydney on Friday.


06/23/2017 - 16:46

Marin Cilic sets up Queen's semi-final with Gilles Muller

Marin Cilic set up a semi-final clash with Gilles Muller at Queen's Club as the Croatian powered to 6-4, 7-5 victory over Donald Young on Friday.

Marin Cilic sets up Queen's semi-final with Gilles Muller

Marin Cilic set up a semi-final clash with Gilles Muller at Queen's Club as the Croatian powered to 6-4, 7-5 victory over Donald Young on Friday.


06/23/2017 - 17:16

Verstappen completes Azerbaijan GP practice double before crash

Max Verstappen completed an impressive double on Friday by topping the times in second free practice for this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, having done the same for Red Bull in the opening morning session, before crashing in the final minute.

Verstappen completes Azerbaijan GP practice double before crash

Max Verstappen completed an impressive double on Friday by topping the times in second free practice for this weekend's Azerbaijan Grand Prix, having done the same for Red Bull in the opening morning session, before crashing in the final minute.


06/23/2017 - 14:34

Springboks turn jeers to cheers in rugby resurgence

Coach Allister Coetzee, defence specialist Brendan Venter and skipper Warren Whiteley and his Golden Lions have been key factors in the resurgence of South Africa this year.

Springboks turn jeers to cheers in rugby resurgence

Coach Allister Coetzee, defence specialist Brendan Venter and skipper Warren Whiteley and his Golden Lions have been key factors in the resurgence of South Africa this year.


06/23/2017 - 16:19

Portugal, Mexico, Russia eye Confederations Cup semi-final berths

Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday's clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week's Confederations Cup semi-finals.

Portugal, Mexico, Russia eye Confederations Cup semi-final berths

Portugal are set to rest Cristiano Ronaldo for Saturday's clash against New Zealand as the Euro 2016 winners look to clinch their place in next week's Confederations Cup semi-finals.


06/23/2017 - 13:27

British cyclist Froome insists Sky never offered him triamcinolone

Triple Tour de France winner Chris Froome has insisted he was never offered the controversial corticosteroid triamcinolone by his Team Sky.

British cyclist Froome insists Sky never offered him triamcinolone

Triple Tour de France winner Chris Froome has insisted he was never offered the controversial corticosteroid triamcinolone by his Team Sky.


06/23/2017 - 11:13

Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine

Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi's 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced Friday.

Prosecutors not against replacing Messi jail term with fine

Prosecutors in Barcelona say they are not against replacing football star Lionel Messi's 21-month jail sentence for tax fraud with a fine, a spokeswoman announced Friday.

06/23/2017 - 14:11

The creepy toys making a killing at the box office

Take away a vampire's teeth and he's just a goth that can't handle garlic. Wait for some decent cloud cover and your average werewolf is about as scary as Lassie.

The creepy toys making a killing at the box office

Take away a vampire's teeth and he's just a goth that can't handle garlic. Wait for some decent cloud cover and your average werewolf is about as scary as Lassie.


06/23/2017 - 08:16

Bollywood star Khan's latest Eid release hits screens

Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan's latest movie opened in Indian cinemas Friday but film analysts are sceptical it will have the same box office success as his previous Eid blockbusters.

Bollywood star Khan's latest Eid release hits screens

Bollywood bad boy Salman Khan's latest movie opened in Indian cinemas Friday but film analysts are sceptical it will have the same box office success as his previous Eid blockbusters.


06/23/2017 - 12:37

California man visits Disneyland 2,000 days in a row

As one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row.

California man visits Disneyland 2,000 days in a row

As one of the world's largest entertainment companies, Disney is used to adoring fans but one man has topped them all, visiting its California theme park 2,000 days in a row.


06/23/2017 - 10:50

Unpaid Rio de Janeiro orchestras play the blues

When Filipe Moreira, principal dancer at the Rio de Janeiro ballet, takes to the stage, his grace and athleticism wows the audience. But his toughest challenge is surviving 14 hour days as an Uber taxi driver.

Unpaid Rio de Janeiro orchestras play the blues

When Filipe Moreira, principal dancer at the Rio de Janeiro ballet, takes to the stage, his grace and athleticism wows the audience. But his toughest challenge is surviving 14 hour days as an Uber taxi driver.


06/22/2017 - 22:11

Ron Howard to take over 'Star Wars' Han Solo spin-off

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the hotly-anticipated "Star Wars" Han Solo spinoff after directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller were sacked, Lucasfilm said Thursday.

Ron Howard to take over 'Star Wars' Han Solo spin-off

Oscar-winning filmmaker Ron Howard has been brought in to complete the hotly-anticipated "Star Wars" Han Solo spinoff after directing duo Phil Lord and Chris Miller were sacked, Lucasfilm said Thursday.


06/22/2017 - 09:49

Philippine star Charice announces new transgender name

US television star and music sensation Charice Pempengco of the Philippines has announced a new transgender identity, revealing his new name on Twitter: Jake Zyrus.

Philippine star Charice announces new transgender name

US television star and music sensation Charice Pempengco of the Philippines has announced a new transgender identity, revealing his new name on Twitter: Jake Zyrus.


06/22/2017 - 06:04

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.


06/22/2017 - 17:17

Turkey lifts foreign travel ban on charged novelist

A Turkish court on Thursday lifted a foreign travel ban imposed on one of the country's leading contemporary novelists after she was put on trial on charges of supporting "terror" groups.

Turkey lifts foreign travel ban on charged novelist

A Turkish court on Thursday lifted a foreign travel ban imposed on one of the country's leading contemporary novelists after she was put on trial on charges of supporting "terror" groups.

06/23/2017 - 11:53

Indian man arrested for selling lizard penises as tantric root plants

An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday.

Indian man arrested for selling lizard penises as tantric root plants

An Indian man has been arrested for selling dried monitor lizard penises online as a rare root plant believed to bring good luck, Indian forest department officials said Friday.


06/23/2017 - 05:52

US halts Brazil beef imports after failed safety tests

The United States announced Thursday a halt to all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, the world's second-largest producer, citing "recurring" concerns after large shipments failed food safety tests.

US halts Brazil beef imports after failed safety tests

The United States announced Thursday a halt to all imports of fresh beef from Brazil, the world's second-largest producer, citing "recurring" concerns after large shipments failed food safety tests.


06/23/2017 - 05:35

'It's a girl!': Tokyo zoo announces baby panda's sex

A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said Friday, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health.

'It's a girl!': Tokyo zoo announces baby panda's sex

A baby panda recently born in Japan is a girl, a Tokyo zoo said Friday, adding that the little cub appeared to be in good health.


06/22/2017 - 19:40

France marks hottest post-war June day as Europe sizzles

France marked its hottest June day since World War II on Wednesdayas overheated residents across swathes of Europe coped with another day of sizzling temperatures.

France marks hottest post-war June day as Europe sizzles

France marked its hottest June day since World War II on Wednesdayas overheated residents across swathes of Europe coped with another day of sizzling temperatures.


06/22/2017 - 16:49

Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay

Under a leaden sky in oil-rich southern Nigeria, young men hang around with nothing to do, covering their noses from the noxious fumes of the polluted swamp.

Anger in Nigeria's south over oil spill clean-up delay

Under a leaden sky in oil-rich southern Nigeria, young men hang around with nothing to do, covering their noses from the noxious fumes of the polluted swamp.


06/23/2017 - 16:35

Study: egg shape depends on flying skills of bird

The rich variety in shapes of the eggs that birds lay -- elliptical, pointy, spherical -- seems to be linked to how well a given bird flies, researchers report.

Study: egg shape depends on flying skills of bird

The rich variety in shapes of the eggs that birds lay -- elliptical, pointy, spherical -- seems to be linked to how well a given bird flies, researchers report.


06/22/2017 - 21:12

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

The main forest fires that have raged in Portugal since the weekend and killed more than 60 people were brought under control on Thursday, authorities said, though grief and anger smouldered across the country.

Main forest fires in Portugal under control

The main forest fires that have raged in Portugal since the weekend and killed more than 60 people were brought under control on Thursday, authorities said, though grief and anger smouldered across the country.


06/22/2017 - 21:13

Whales shrank before populations crashed: study

The body size of some whale species diminished by several metres decades before 20th-century factory fishing caused their populations to collapse, researchers said Thursday.

Whales shrank before populations crashed: study

The body size of some whale species diminished by several metres decades before 20th-century factory fishing caused their populations to collapse, researchers said Thursday.

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