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01/17/2018 - 11:47

France, Britain to announce new migrant treaty: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce a new treaty on how to handle migrants hoping to head to Britain, the French presidency said Wednesday.

France, Britain to announce new migrant treaty: Macron

French President Emmanuel Macron and British Prime Minister Theresa May will announce a new treaty on how to handle migrants hoping to head to Britain, the French presidency said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 11:28

Catalan parliament meets as sacked leader seeks comeback

Catalonia's parliament met Wednesday for the first time since it was dissolved following a failed bid to break from Spain in a session that will see separatists start the process to get sacked regional leader Carles Puigdemont back into power.

Catalan parliament meets as sacked leader seeks comeback

Catalonia's parliament met Wednesday for the first time since it was dissolved following a failed bid to break from Spain in a session that will see separatists start the process to get sacked regional leader Carles Puigdemont back into power.


01/17/2018 - 11:09

France says Bayeux Tapestry loan to Britain 'not before 2020'

The French presidency said Wednesday that it was in talks to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, but that the 11th-century embroidery would not be transferred before 2020.

France says Bayeux Tapestry loan to Britain 'not before 2020'

The French presidency said Wednesday that it was in talks to loan the Bayeux Tapestry to Britain, but that the 11th-century embroidery would not be transferred before 2020.


01/17/2018 - 11:05

Police raid France's Lactalis after baby milk scandal

French police raided the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis on Wednesday over a baby milk salmonella scare that has sickened dozens of children and led to a major international recall.

Police raid France's Lactalis after baby milk scandal

French police raided the headquarters of dairy giant Lactalis on Wednesday over a baby milk salmonella scare that has sickened dozens of children and led to a major international recall.


01/17/2018 - 10:45

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed over protest

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases control.

Hong Kong democracy activist Joshua Wong jailed over protest

Hong Kong activist Joshua Wong was jailed for the second time Wednesday for his role in mass pro-democracy protests as concern grows that prison terms for young campaigners are shutting down debate in the semi-autonomous city as Beijing increases control.


01/17/2018 - 10:42

Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies.

Former CIA agent arrested with top secret info

US authorities said Tuesday they had arrested a former CIA agent, Hong Kong resident Jerry Chun Shing Lee, after discovering he had an unauthorized notebook that had the identities of undercover US spies.


01/17/2018 - 10:36

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.


01/17/2018 - 10:35

Bannon says under White House orders not to answer House committee

Former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon Tuesday refused to answer questions from a congressional committee probing the president's campaign links to Russia, saying he was under orders from the White House not to.

Bannon says under White House orders not to answer House committee

Former Donald Trump advisor Steve Bannon Tuesday refused to answer questions from a congressional committee probing the president's campaign links to Russia, saying he was under orders from the White House not to.

01/17/2018 - 11:38

Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

North Korea has offered to send more than 200 cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in the South and attend the Paralympics, Seoul said as the two Koreas met Wednesday to discuss athlete numbers in the latest in a flurry of cross-border talks.

Two Koreas in talks on Winter Olympics athletes

North Korea has offered to send more than 200 cheerleaders to the Winter Olympics in the South and attend the Paralympics, Seoul said as the two Koreas met Wednesday to discuss athlete numbers in the latest in a flurry of cross-border talks.


01/17/2018 - 09:51

Grunter Sabalenka feels Aussie wrath

Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are well known for it and now tennis has a new shrieker and grunter, who was so loud at the Australian Open the crowd started imitating her.

Grunter Sabalenka feels Aussie wrath

Maria Sharapova and Victoria Azarenka are well known for it and now tennis has a new shrieker and grunter, who was so loud at the Australian Open the crowd started imitating her.


01/17/2018 - 09:48

Nadal dominant as Wozniacki pulls off great escape

Dominant Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki pulled off a great escape to stay in contention.

Nadal dominant as Wozniacki pulls off great escape

Dominant Rafael Nadal swept into the Australian Open third round to keep his Grand Slam title hunt on track Wednesday, as Caroline Wozniacki pulled off a great escape to stay in contention.


01/17/2018 - 09:21

Ex-Wallaby Smith arrested in Tokyo for 'cabbie assault'

Legendary Wallaby George Smith has been arrested in Tokyo, police said Wednesday, after he allegedly refused to pay his taxi fare and then assaulted the driver.

Ex-Wallaby Smith arrested in Tokyo for 'cabbie assault'

Legendary Wallaby George Smith has been arrested in Tokyo, police said Wednesday, after he allegedly refused to pay his taxi fare and then assaulted the driver.


01/17/2018 - 09:09

Fighting Tsonga digs deep to reel in Shapovalov

Former winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought to the bitter end to overhaul rising Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov in a five-set thriller at the Australian Open on Wednesday.

Fighting Tsonga digs deep to reel in Shapovalov

Former winner Jo-Wilfried Tsonga fought to the bitter end to overhaul rising Canadian youngster Denis Shapovalov in a five-set thriller at the Australian Open on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 08:31

Ewan surges past Sagan to win second stage of Tour Down Under

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan surged past world champion Peter Sagan to win the second stage of the Tour Down Under and claim the ochre leader's jersey in the Adelaide Hills town of Stirling on Wednesday.

Ewan surges past Sagan to win second stage of Tour Down Under

Australian sprinter Caleb Ewan surged past world champion Peter Sagan to win the second stage of the Tour Down Under and claim the ochre leader's jersey in the Adelaide Hills town of Stirling on Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 06:18

US ski sensation Shiffrin faces Italian test in Cortina

Mikaela Shiffrin's sensational World Cup pace will be put to the test this weekend with Lindsey Vonn and the in-form Italian women skiers looking to impress at Cortina d'Ampezzo before next month's Winter Olympics.

US ski sensation Shiffrin faces Italian test in Cortina

Mikaela Shiffrin's sensational World Cup pace will be put to the test this weekend with Lindsey Vonn and the in-form Italian women skiers looking to impress at Cortina d'Ampezzo before next month's Winter Olympics.


01/17/2018 - 06:07

Teenage kicks continue for sensational Kostyuk

Teenage sensation Marta Kostyuk was hailed as the "future of tennis" Wednesday after she became the youngest Australian Open second-round winner since "Swiss Miss" Martina Hingis in 1996.

Teenage kicks continue for sensational Kostyuk

Teenage sensation Marta Kostyuk was hailed as the "future of tennis" Wednesday after she became the youngest Australian Open second-round winner since "Swiss Miss" Martina Hingis in 1996.

01/17/2018 - 11:17

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.

Lebanon reverses ban on Spielberg film

Lebanon's interior ministry will allow the release of Steven Spielberg's latest film, "The Post", overturning a ban by the General Security authority, a senior official said Wednesday.


01/17/2018 - 07:32

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".

'Alien attack' in Tokyo as Space Invaders turns 40

Block graphic aliens dropped down the window panes of a Tokyo skyscraper before being blasted into oblivion by enthusiastic gamers celebrating 40 years of the arcade sensation "Space Invaders".


01/17/2018 - 06:24

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.

France to loan Bayeux Tapestry to UK: reports

The Bayeux Tapestry could be displayed in Britain after France agreed in principle to the historic artwork leaving the country for the first time in 950 years, according to British media.


01/17/2018 - 05:18

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.

'Jumanji' leads box office pack over US holiday weekend

Sony's family film "Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle" had a lock on the top spot at the North American box office this holiday weekend, for the second straight week.


01/17/2018 - 00:16

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.

Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife.


01/16/2018 - 19:34

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.

Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison.


01/16/2018 - 19:23

Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate.

Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate.


01/16/2018 - 14:21

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.

Cranberries singer was preparing new version of 'Zombie'

Cranberries singer Dolores O'Riordan, who died suddenly in London Monday at the age of 46, was about to record a version of her hit "Zombie" with the hard rock band Bad Wolves, the group said on Tuesday.

01/17/2018 - 10:37

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.

Thames paddle-boarders try to turn the tide on plastic

Floating on the murky waters of the River Thames in London, activist paddle-boarders are trying to rid the waterway of a plague of plastic waste and draw attention to the problem.


01/17/2018 - 10:19

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.

Fake medicines flourish in Africa despite killing thousands

There's nothing covert about Roxy -- a huge market in Abidjan selling counterfeit medicine, the scourge of Africa and the cause of around 100,000 deaths annually on the world's poorest continent.


01/17/2018 - 03:07

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: study

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday.

Breastfeeding for 6 months cuts diabetes risk in half: study

Women who breastfeed their babies for six months or more may be able to cut their risk of developing diabetes in the future by nearly half, according to a study Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 19:56

EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

The European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale.

EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing

The European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale.


01/16/2018 - 19:52

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.

EU sets 2030 target for recyclable plastic packaging

The European Union unveiled plans Tuesday for all plastic packaging in Europe to be recyclable by 2030 and phase out single-use plastic like coffee cups to fight pollution.


01/16/2018 - 17:08

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday.

Chinese solar boom sparks global renewables boon: study

A Chinese boom in solar panel installation last year helped drive global investment in renewable clean energy technology to record levels, a new study showed Tuesday.


01/16/2018 - 16:38

Drought-stricken Cape Town faces dry taps by April 21

As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents were warned by the mayor on Tuesday that they face losing piped water to their homes by April 21.

Drought-stricken Cape Town faces dry taps by April 21

As Cape Town suffers its worst drought in a century, residents were warned by the mayor on Tuesday that they face losing piped water to their homes by April 21.


01/16/2018 - 15:52

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.

Philippine volcano 'fireworks' draw tourists as residents flee

Spectacular lava "fireworks" shooting from its crater are drawing tourists to the Philippines' most active volcano, authorities said Tuesday as scientists warned of a potential dangerous eruption within days.

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