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06/23/2018 - 00:21

Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit

Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, insisting it could not take "one more" refugee and warned the migration crisis could put the bloc's survival at stake.

Italy doubles down on anti-migrant stance ahead of EU summit

Italy doubled down Friday on its new tough stance against migrants, insisting it could not take "one more" refugee and warned the migration crisis could put the bloc's survival at stake.


06/23/2018 - 00:08

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ended migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral gain.

Split families in limbo amid Trump immigration chaos

The fate of 2,300 children wrested from their parents at the US border with Mexico remained unclear Friday two days after Donald Trump ended migrant family separations, as the president accused Democrats of spinning "phony" tales of suffering for electoral gain.


06/22/2018 - 23:28

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.


06/22/2018 - 22:46

Greece hails 'historic' deal to end debt crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday hailed an agreement by Eurozone ministers that will put an end to the country's eight-year bailout program as an "historic" step.

Greece hails 'historic' deal to end debt crisis

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday hailed an agreement by Eurozone ministers that will put an end to the country's eight-year bailout program as an "historic" step.


06/22/2018 - 22:08

Liberate men with satin and corsets: fashion icon Galliano

John Galliano set out Friday to redefine 21st-century masculinity with corsets, sensual satins and vinyl trousers to "liberate" men from their sartorial shackles.

Liberate men with satin and corsets: fashion icon Galliano

John Galliano set out Friday to redefine 21st-century masculinity with corsets, sensual satins and vinyl trousers to "liberate" men from their sartorial shackles.


06/22/2018 - 21:52

Protests across Spain as sexual abuse gang released on bail

Protesters hit the streets across Spain for the second day running on Friday, after five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival were released on bail.

Protests across Spain as sexual abuse gang released on bail

Protesters hit the streets across Spain for the second day running on Friday, after five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival were released on bail.


06/22/2018 - 19:41

Airbus warns could leave UK if no Brexit deal

Aviation giant Airbus has warned it could pull out of Britain if it leaves the European Union without a deal, upping the pressure Friday on Prime Minister Theresa May to make progress in Brexit negotiations with Brussels.

Airbus warns could leave UK if no Brexit deal

Aviation giant Airbus has warned it could pull out of Britain if it leaves the European Union without a deal, upping the pressure Friday on Prime Minister Theresa May to make progress in Brexit negotiations with Brussels.


06/22/2018 - 19:10

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.


06/22/2018 - 18:08

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.

EU slaps tariffs on US as trade war erupts

The European Union slapped revenge tariffs on iconic US products including bourbon, jeans and motorcycles on Friday in its opening salvo in a trade war with President Donald Trump.


06/22/2018 - 17:11

European car shares skid after Trump tariff threat

Shares in European Union car manufacturers fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the bloc, traders said.

European car shares skid after Trump tariff threat

Shares in European Union car manufacturers fell on Friday after US President Donald Trump threatened to impose a 20 percent tariff on cars imported from the bloc, traders said.


06/22/2018 - 17:05

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.


06/22/2018 - 14:34

Anger grows as Spain court bails sexual abuse gang

Protests were planned across Spain on Friday, after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival.

Anger grows as Spain court bails sexual abuse gang

Protests were planned across Spain on Friday, after a court ordered the release on bail of five men sentenced to nine years in prison for sexually abusing a young woman at Pamplona's bull-running festival.


06/22/2018 - 14:09

UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela forces

The United Nations human rights chief called Friday for an international investigation of atrocities in Venezuela, blasting the government's chronic refusal to probe security officers over the alleged killings of civilians.

UN rights chief calls for probe of abuses by Venezuela forces

The United Nations human rights chief called Friday for an international investigation of atrocities in Venezuela, blasting the government's chronic refusal to probe security officers over the alleged killings of civilians.


06/22/2018 - 12:25

Endless turmoil leaves Messi's Argentina in disarray at World Cup

The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona in Argentina's pantheon of heroes.

Endless turmoil leaves Messi's Argentina in disarray at World Cup

The 2014 World Cup final in Brazil was supposed to be Lionel Messi's crowning moment, the chance for him to take his place alongside Diego Maradona in Argentina's pantheon of heroes.


06/22/2018 - 12:20

Britain's Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain's royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.

Britain's Prince William on historic trip to Israel and West Bank

Prince William will next week become the first member of Britain's royal family ever to pay an official visit to both Israel and the Palestinian territories.


06/22/2018 - 11:10

Greece 'turning a page' as eurozone agrees debt relief

The Greek government on Friday said the country was "turning a page" after eurozone ministers declared its crisis over as they granted Athens debt relief under a bailout exit strategy.

Greece 'turning a page' as eurozone agrees debt relief

The Greek government on Friday said the country was "turning a page" after eurozone ministers declared its crisis over as they granted Athens debt relief under a bailout exit strategy.


06/22/2018 - 08:38

World Cup spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit.

World Cup spotlight on Neymar as Brazil aim to find form

Neymar's fitness will be under the microscope on Friday as Brazil try to kickstart their World Cup campaign, anxious to avoid the kind of pitfall that has left Argentina and Lionel Messi facing an early exit.


06/22/2018 - 07:58

China dog meat fest opens as S. Korea goes the other way

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs.

China dog meat fest opens as S. Korea goes the other way

As South Korea moves closer to banning dog meat, diners tuck into bowls of stewed canine in southern China, where activists are rethinking their tactics to counter a notorious festival that butchers thousands of dogs.


06/22/2018 - 07:54

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns didn't have to go far to get Deandre Ayton in the NBA draft, as they made the towering Bahamian teenager their first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history on Thursday.

Suns make Bahamas' Ayton the top pick in NBA draft

The Phoenix Suns didn't have to go far to get Deandre Ayton in the NBA draft, as they made the towering Bahamian teenager their first No. 1 overall pick in franchise history on Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 07:50

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.


06/22/2018 - 06:05

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.


06/22/2018 - 05:27

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.

Saudi Arabia gears up to end women driving ban

Saudi Arabia will allow women to drive from Sunday, ending the world's only ban on female motorists, a historic reform marred by what rights groups call an expanding crackdown on activists.


06/22/2018 - 05:11

Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis.

Melania Trump visits border, Congress flails on family separations

Melania Trump made a surprise trip to the US-Mexican border on Thursday as her husband's administration seeks to quell a firestorm over migrant family separations, while Republican lawmakers were forced to delay a high-stakes vote on the crisis.


06/22/2018 - 05:00

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".


06/22/2018 - 04:43

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.

Messi's Argentina staring at World Cup exit after Croatia humbling

Lionel Messi's Argentina were on the brink of a humiliating World Cup exit on Thursday after they were humbled 3-0 by Croatia on a dramatic day at the World Cup that saw the European side join France in the knockout rounds.


06/22/2018 - 03:48

Airbus warns could leave Britain if no Brexit deal

European aviation giant Airbus warned Thursday it could be forced to pull out of the UK if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.

Airbus warns could leave Britain if no Brexit deal

European aviation giant Airbus warned Thursday it could be forced to pull out of the UK if Britain leaves the European Union without a deal.


06/22/2018 - 03:02

Greece crisis declared 'over' as eurozone agrees debt relief

Eurozone ministers declared the end of the Greek debt crisis early Friday agreeing debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, part of a broad bailout exit deal that will close eight years of financial rescues for cash-strapped Athens.

Greece crisis declared 'over' as eurozone agrees debt relief

Eurozone ministers declared the end of the Greek debt crisis early Friday agreeing debt relief and a big cash payout for Greece, part of a broad bailout exit deal that will close eight years of financial rescues for cash-strapped Athens.

06/22/2018 - 23:51

'Two hours to go 10 miles': French GP traffic on road to nowhere

Crisis talks to resolve serious traffic and parking problems at the French Grand Prix were taking place late Friday after a day of extraordinary queues, over-heating cars and angry ticket-holders.

'Two hours to go 10 miles': French GP traffic on road to nowhere

Crisis talks to resolve serious traffic and parking problems at the French Grand Prix were taking place late Friday after a day of extraordinary queues, over-heating cars and angry ticket-holders.


06/22/2018 - 23:44

Pele memories live on as Honda embraces 'final' World Cup

Japan icon Keisuke Honda's dream of winning the World Cup began when, as a six-year-old, his father showed him footage of Brazilian legend Pele on an old VCR.

Pele memories live on as Honda embraces 'final' World Cup

Japan icon Keisuke Honda's dream of winning the World Cup began when, as a six-year-old, his father showed him footage of Brazilian legend Pele on an old VCR.


06/22/2018 - 23:42

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.

Neymar, Coutinho strike late to put Brazil bid back on track

Brazil needed two injury-time goals to defeat a dogged Costa Rica on Friday as Philippe Coutinho and Neymar scored to put the five-time World Cup winners back on track for the last 16.


06/22/2018 - 23:01

Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown

Just four years ago, the closest Gabriel Jesus got to the World Cup was painting the streets of his favela in Sao Paulo green and yellow. On Friday, his old neighbors turned out en masse to watch him star in Russia.

Favela fans celebrate Gabriel Jesus in Brazil hometown

Just four years ago, the closest Gabriel Jesus got to the World Cup was painting the streets of his favela in Sao Paulo green and yellow. On Friday, his old neighbors turned out en masse to watch him star in Russia.


06/22/2018 - 22:28

USOC eyes new CEO soon, gymnastics probe results in months

The US Olympic Committee expects to have a new chief executive within weeks and results by summer's end from an independent investigation into its handling of a gymnastics sex abuse scandal.

USOC eyes new CEO soon, gymnastics probe results in months

The US Olympic Committee expects to have a new chief executive within weeks and results by summer's end from an independent investigation into its handling of a gymnastics sex abuse scandal.


06/22/2018 - 22:01

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Friday lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team's third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday.

Sri Lanka captain Chandimal loses ball-tampering appeal

Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal on Friday lost his appeal over a ball-tampering charge and will miss his team's third and final Test against the West Indies which starts Saturday.


06/22/2018 - 21:56

We're still in the race, says disappointed Iceland boss

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday's 2-0 loss to Nigeria.

Iceland coach Heimir Hallgrimsson declared his side were still in the race for a place in the World Cup last 16 despite Friday's 2-0 loss to Nigeria.


06/22/2018 - 21:14

Federer holds off Ebden to reach Halle semi-finals

Roger Federer stepped up his grass game as the start of Wimbledon looms, holding off Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 in their quarter-final at the ATP Halle tournament on Friday.

Federer holds off Ebden to reach Halle semi-finals

Roger Federer stepped up his grass game as the start of Wimbledon looms, holding off Australian Matthew Ebden 7-6 (7/2), 7-5 in their quarter-final at the ATP Halle tournament on Friday.


06/22/2018 - 20:47

Saudis say 12,000 pirating devices seized amid Qatar rift

Saudi Arabia has said it has confiscated more than 12,000 pirating devices in the country, after rival Qatar's beIN Media accused broadcasters in the kingdom of bootlegging its World Cup broadcasts.

Saudis say 12,000 pirating devices seized amid Qatar rift

Saudi Arabia has said it has confiscated more than 12,000 pirating devices in the country, after rival Qatar's beIN Media accused broadcasters in the kingdom of bootlegging its World Cup broadcasts.


06/22/2018 - 20:26

Hamilton heats up French Grand Prix

A delighted Lewis Hamilton made it 'double top' for Mercedes on Friday when, powered by an upgraded new engine, he outpaced his rivals in an eventful second practice at this weekend's French Grand Prix.

Hamilton heats up French Grand Prix

A delighted Lewis Hamilton made it 'double top' for Mercedes on Friday when, powered by an upgraded new engine, he outpaced his rivals in an eventful second practice at this weekend's French Grand Prix.


06/22/2018 - 20:09

Roy wants batting records to act as 'stepping stones' to World Cup glory

England opener Jason Roy is proud of the batting records the team have been amassing in one-day international cricket but has warned they should only be seen as "stepping stones" on the way to the 2019 World Cup.

Roy wants batting records to act as 'stepping stones' to World Cup glory

England opener Jason Roy is proud of the batting records the team have been amassing in one-day international cricket but has warned they should only be seen as "stepping stones" on the way to the 2019 World Cup.


06/22/2018 - 19:58

Alpha Centauri is Harrington's crown jewel

Alpha Centauri put on a performance fit for a queen in the Coronation Stakes in front of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot on Friday in a new track record time.

Alpha Centauri is Harrington's crown jewel

Alpha Centauri put on a performance fit for a queen in the Coronation Stakes in front of Britain's Queen Elizabeth II at Royal Ascot on Friday in a new track record time.


06/22/2018 - 19:58

Spieth stumbles, McIlroy in hunt at PGA Travelers

Defending champion Jordan Spieth stumbled to a three-over par 73 to fall from a share of the lead in Friday's second round of the US PGA Travelers Championship while Rory McIlroy hung tough.

Spieth stumbles, McIlroy in hunt at PGA Travelers

Defending champion Jordan Spieth stumbled to a three-over par 73 to fall from a share of the lead in Friday's second round of the US PGA Travelers Championship while Rory McIlroy hung tough.


06/22/2018 - 19:57

'I could play until 50': Djokovic wants more after reaching 800 wins

Novak Djokovic insists reaching the elite 800-win club is only the latest milestone in his quest to rewrite the record books, refusing even to rule out playing beyond his 40th birthday.

'I could play until 50': Djokovic wants more after reaching 800 wins

Novak Djokovic insists reaching the elite 800-win club is only the latest milestone in his quest to rewrite the record books, refusing even to rule out playing beyond his 40th birthday.


06/22/2018 - 19:26

Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

Neymar rounded on his critics and defended his emotional reaction to scoring in Brazil's 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica after he broke down in tears at the final whistle.

Neymar hits back at World Cup critics

Neymar rounded on his critics and defended his emotional reaction to scoring in Brazil's 2-0 World Cup win over Costa Rica after he broke down in tears at the final whistle.


06/22/2018 - 19:21

Neymar's tears worry nervous Brazilians

Brazilians watched their team's excruciatingly hard-fought win Friday over minnow Costa Rica in a cold sweat but it was Neymar's hot tears that really made the footballing-mad nation sit up.

Neymar's tears worry nervous Brazilians

Brazilians watched their team's excruciatingly hard-fought win Friday over minnow Costa Rica in a cold sweat but it was Neymar's hot tears that really made the footballing-mad nation sit up.


06/22/2018 - 19:20

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.

Tearful Neymar finds his spark just in time for Brazil

It took until virtually the last kick after 96 minutes of frustration, but Neymar and Brazil have lift-off at the World Cup.


06/22/2018 - 19:18

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:


06/22/2018 - 19:18

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".


06/22/2018 - 18:47

Messi was powerless against us, says Croatia coach Dalic

Coach Zlatko Dalic said that Argentina star Lionel Messi was left "powerless" by his Croatia players in the stunning 3-0 victory on Thursday that sent them into the World Cup knockout stage.

Messi was powerless against us, says Croatia coach Dalic

Coach Zlatko Dalic said that Argentina star Lionel Messi was left "powerless" by his Croatia players in the stunning 3-0 victory on Thursday that sent them into the World Cup knockout stage.


06/22/2018 - 18:44

Loew backs under-fire stars as Germany face World Cup crunch match

Germany coach Joachim Loew says he retains faith in his underperforming stars as the defending champions prepare for their pivotal World Cup clash against Sweden on Saturday.

Loew backs under-fire stars as Germany face World Cup crunch match

Germany coach Joachim Loew says he retains faith in his underperforming stars as the defending champions prepare for their pivotal World Cup clash against Sweden on Saturday.


06/22/2018 - 18:35

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:


06/22/2018 - 18:16

Pastis, traffic jams and beach briefings: Memories abound at Le Castellet

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were aged only five and two years old respectively the last time Formula One came to race at the Paul Ricard circuit -– too young to remember the heat, the dust and the traffic jams.

Pastis, traffic jams and beach briefings: Memories abound at Le Castellet

Lewis Hamilton and Sebastian Vettel were aged only five and two years old respectively the last time Formula One came to race at the Paul Ricard circuit -– too young to remember the heat, the dust and the traffic jams.


06/22/2018 - 18:13

Alpha Centauri gives Harrington crowning moment at Royal Ascot

Alpha Centauri emerged as the season's best three-year-old mile filly when setting a new track record in the Coronation Stakes to give Irish trainer Jessica Harrington her first Royal Ascot winner.

Alpha Centauri gives Harrington crowning moment at Royal Ascot

Alpha Centauri emerged as the season's best three-year-old mile filly when setting a new track record in the Coronation Stakes to give Irish trainer Jessica Harrington her first Royal Ascot winner.


06/22/2018 - 18:08

Hamilton hottest again in eventful second practice

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton outpaced his rivals in two eventful practice sessions on Friday ahead of this weekend's French Grand Prix.

Hamilton hottest again in eventful second practice

Defending world champion Lewis Hamilton outpaced his rivals in two eventful practice sessions on Friday ahead of this weekend's French Grand Prix.


06/22/2018 - 17:46

Choc horror! McLaren's Boullier says gifts upset a few 'grumpy' staff

Under-fire racing director Eric Boullier on Friday defended himself and McLaren after media reports of unrest in the team and calls for his resignation.

Choc horror! McLaren's Boullier says gifts upset a few 'grumpy' staff

Under-fire racing director Eric Boullier on Friday defended himself and McLaren after media reports of unrest in the team and calls for his resignation.


06/22/2018 - 17:44

Kyrgios slams 32 aces to book Cilic clash in Queen's semis

Nick Kyrgios blasted 32 aces for the second successive match as the brash Australian powered into the Queen's Club semi-finals with a 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3) win over Feliciano Lopez on Friday.

Kyrgios slams 32 aces to book Cilic clash in Queen's semis

Nick Kyrgios blasted 32 aces for the second successive match as the brash Australian powered into the Queen's Club semi-finals with a 7-6 (7/5), 7-6 (7/3) win over Feliciano Lopez on Friday.

06/22/2018 - 21:55

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.


06/22/2018 - 19:17

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".

Boris Becker denies claims diplomatic passport is 'fake'

Tennis legend Boris Becker on Friday insisted that his Central African Republic diplomatic passport, which he claims entitles him to immunity in bankruptcy proceedings, was real despite the country's leaders calling it a "fake".


06/22/2018 - 19:10

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.

Much Ado About Melania: US first lady does it her way

A year after moving into the White House with her young son to rejoin her husband, Melania Trump -- this most enigmatic of presidential wives -- demonstrated once more this week she is anything but the typical US first lady.


06/22/2018 - 18:56

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.

The filmmakers putting a human face on US migrant crisis

Salvadoran medical volunteer Erick Beltran was on duty two years ago when gang members stormed his rescue corps base and riddled him with bullets. He hadn't yet turned 15.


06/22/2018 - 17:04

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.

Berlinale film festival to get new leadership duo

Berlin authorities on Friday named a duo, including the director of the Locarno film festival, to jointly lead the Berlinale from 2020, taking over from long-time chief Dieter Kosslick.


06/22/2018 - 13:07

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.

Lagos street kids dance their way to fame with viral hit

A group of Nigerian street children have been transformed into celebrities thanks to a viral dance video that attracted the attention of singer Rihanna and supermodel Naomi Campbell.


06/22/2018 - 11:24

'Gomorra' writer hits back after Salvini threat to lift protection

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, who lives under armed guard since publishing his mafia best-seller "Gomorra" in 2006, lashed out Friday at the country's new far-right interior minister for threatening to lift his police protection.

'Gomorra' writer hits back after Salvini threat to lift protection

Italian journalist Roberto Saviano, who lives under armed guard since publishing his mafia best-seller "Gomorra" in 2006, lashed out Friday at the country's new far-right interior minister for threatening to lift his police protection.


06/22/2018 - 09:23

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.

Sex, gender and social change: Cambodian blogger tackles taboos

Sex toys, infidelity and penis size are generally hush hush topics in conservative Cambodia, but not on a taboo-busting video blog called "A Dose of Cath" that unabashedly wrestles with the risqué, drawing both applause and abuse in the patriarchal country.


06/22/2018 - 07:50

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.

Baron Empain, survivor of brutal 1978 kidnapping, dies at 80

Leading Franco-Belgian industrialist Baron Edouard-Jean Empain, whose brutal kidnapping in France in 1978 made headlines, has died at the age of 80, a relative said.


06/22/2018 - 05:19

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.

'Invest wisely' in migrants' home countries, says Pope Francis

Pope Francis, who has put the plight of migrants in Europe at the heart of his concerns, said Thursday it was time "to invest wisely to give them work and education" in their countries of origin, in particular in Africa.


06/22/2018 - 05:00

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".

New Zealand's 'prime miniature' baby keeps Ardern busy

New Zealand leader Jacinda Ardern will spend a second night in hospital with her "very alert and hungry" newborn daughter who Twitter wags have dubbed the "prime miniature".


06/22/2018 - 03:55

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.

ABC to air 'Roseanne' spinoff sans controversial star

The US television network ABC announced Thursday it would launch a spinoff of the "Roseanne" series without its embattled star, who was dropped earlier this month after unleashing a racist rant.


06/22/2018 - 03:39

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.

US designer Spade mourned at hometown funeral

Friends and loved ones said goodbye Thursday to American fashion designer Kate Spade at a funeral in Kansas City, Missouri, birthplace of the 55-year-old who committed suicide two weeks ago.


06/22/2018 - 00:27

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.

Suspect arrested in killing of rapper XXXTentacion

A Florida man with a criminal history has been arrested over the shooting death of rapper XXXTentacion, with more suspects being sought, authorities said Thursday.


06/22/2018 - 00:16

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"

'I really don't care': Melania Trump jacket stuns on migrant visit

Melania Trump surprised the world by visiting child migrants on the US-Mexico border Thursday -- but it was her choice of clothing for the trip that stunned the internet: a jacket emblazoned with the words "I really don't care, do you?"


06/21/2018 - 21:16

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.

Boxing legend Ali's $2.9 million estate for sale

Boxing legend Muhammad Ali's 81-acre estate in rural southwestern Michigan, featuring a workout gymnasium that includes a boxing ring, is up for sale at just under $2.9 million.


06/21/2018 - 20:43

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.

Gina Rodriguez wants Emmys campaign cash to go to undocumented student

Golden Globe-winning Hispanic actress Gina Rodriguez has asked producers of her hit sitcom to use her Emmys campaign money to put an undocumented student through university, US media reported Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 20:02

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.

First music festival turns to blockchain

A music festival will for the first time run on blockchain, tapping the fast-growing technology as an innovative way to address longstanding issues such as ticket scalping and fan engagement.


06/21/2018 - 19:40

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.

Billy Elliot musical scraps Budapest dates after homophobic campaign

The Hungarian National Opera in Budapest said Thursday it was cancelling 15 performances of the musical Billy Elliot, blaming a homophobic media campaign against the production.


06/21/2018 - 16:47

Rapper Tommy Cash swaps the stage for Paris catwalk

The outrageous post-Soviet rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash -- best known for his wacky hits "Leave Me Alone" and "Winaloto" -- made his catwalk debut Thursday as a model in Rick Owens' dramatically apocalyptic outdoor Paris show.

Rapper Tommy Cash swaps the stage for Paris catwalk

The outrageous post-Soviet rapper and conceptual artist Tommy Cash -- best known for his wacky hits "Leave Me Alone" and "Winaloto" -- made his catwalk debut Thursday as a model in Rick Owens' dramatically apocalyptic outdoor Paris show.


06/21/2018 - 15:58

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a "past consensual relationship" with an employee that violated a company non-fraternization policy, the technology company announced Thursday.

Intel CEO Krzanich resigns over relationship with employee

Intel chief executive Brian Krzanich has resigned over a "past consensual relationship" with an employee that violated a company non-fraternization policy, the technology company announced Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 09:20

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics.

Political milestones for women after New Zealand PM gives birth

New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern has become only the second leader to give birth while in office, in another milestone for women in politics.


06/21/2018 - 07:19

The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

Sitting humbly on the floor in his orange robes, the spiritual head of the biggest ashram in Rishikesh rejoices at how yoga has spread across the globe in the 50 years since The Beatles first visited the holy city.

The world yoga capital, with a little help from its friends

Sitting humbly on the floor in his orange robes, the spiritual head of the biggest ashram in Rishikesh rejoices at how yoga has spread across the globe in the 50 years since The Beatles first visited the holy city.


06/21/2018 - 05:17

Samal Yeslyamova: Cannes darling who 'plays it like it is'

Samal Yeslyamova almost burst into tears when she received a surprise award for best actress at the Cannes film festival last month.

Samal Yeslyamova: Cannes darling who 'plays it like it is'

Samal Yeslyamova almost burst into tears when she received a surprise award for best actress at the Cannes film festival last month.


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.

06/22/2018 - 18:33

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

In the middle of the night it becomes a form of psychological torture, the insidious "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." of drops falling, one-by-one, into water.

The maddening 'plink, plink' of dripping water decoded

In the middle of the night it becomes a form of psychological torture, the insidious "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." (wait-for-it) "plink..." of drops falling, one-by-one, into water.


06/22/2018 - 17:29

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

The city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses.

Paris slams brakes on electric car-sharing scheme

The city of Paris is pulling the plug on an electric car-sharing system once hailed as the future of urban transport, with officials voting to cancel the contract in the face of mounting losses.


06/22/2018 - 12:48

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.

France eases rules on wine stocks to mitigate weather risks

French vineyards will be allowed under new rules to hold back more of their production each year to protect them in case harvests are damaged by extreme weather including storms and drought.


06/22/2018 - 12:15

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.

Environment the loser in Gabon capital's rush for growth

"It's an environmental disaster," said Magloir-Desire Mounganga as he strode across the soggy, spongy soil where mangroves have been ripped up for development near the Gabonese capital Libreville, threatening its fragile ecosystem.


06/22/2018 - 01:32

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.

New York puts its rats on ice

A snout and two little black eyes pop out from the hole, too late: A foot already covers them and the hole will be quickly filled with dry ice.


06/21/2018 - 22:00

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.

Bear necessities: cooler home for S. Korea's last polar bear

The last polar bear kept in South Korea will be sent to Britain to escape the country's stifling, humid summers and live out his days in more appropriate surroundings, zookeepers said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 21:07

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.

Escaped lion shot dead at Belgium zoo, sparking criticism

Belgian police have been criticised for shooting dead a young lioness at a zoo on Thursday after it escaped from its enclosure.


06/21/2018 - 20:44

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.

Dead plankton, stunned fish: the harms of man-made ocean noise

Human-caused ocean noise and its dangers to marine life are the focus of meetings at the United Nations this week, a victory for advocacy groups that have long warned of the problem.


06/21/2018 - 20:11

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.

US leaks 60 percent more methane than government says: study

The US oil and gas industry leaks 60 percent more methane than official government estimates, a report said Thursday, warning of this potent greenhouse gas's effect on the environment.


06/21/2018 - 10:48

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.

Supermarkets must help end 'brutal conditions' for farmers: Oxfam

Supermarkets in the West are using their purchasing power to force suppliers to cut their prices, contributing to exploitation and even forced labour of millions of farmers worldwide, a global charity said Thursday.


06/21/2018 - 08:46

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.

Killing dogs for meat illegal, rules S. Korean court

A South Korean court has ruled the killing of dogs for meat is illegal, in a landmark decision that animal rights activists said Thursday could pave the way to outlawing eating canines.


06/21/2018 - 05:22

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.

Antarctic researchers mark winter solstice with icy plunge

Scientists based in Antarctica welcomed the winter solstice by plunging into icy waters Thursday as part of a "mad tradition" heralding the return of brighter days after weeks of darkness.


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.

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