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05/19/2019 - 22:45

Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.

Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.

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05/19/2019 - 22:45

Saudi calls for urgent Arab talks over Iran tensions

Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.

Saudi Arabia has called for emergency regional talks to discuss mounting Gulf tensions, saying Sunday that it does not want war with Iran but is ready to defend itself.


05/19/2019 - 22:07

India's marathon vote ends, Modi on tenterhooks over second term

Voting ended Sunday in India's most acrimonious election in decades, one that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power.

Voting ended Sunday in India's most acrimonious election in decades, one that will decide whether Hindu nationalist Prime Minister Narendra Modi gets a second term in power.


05/19/2019 - 21:09

Austrian president calls for September poll in wake of scandal

Austria's president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion.

Austria's president on Sunday called for fresh elections in September after a corruption scandal embroiling the far-right brought down the coalition government in spectacular fashion.


05/19/2019 - 20:34

Ecstatic Australian conservatives bask in election glory

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday basked in the glow of a "miracle" election victory that sparked praise from the US president, soul searching on the left and speculation about what policies he will pursue.

Australia's Prime Minister Scott Morrison on Sunday basked in the glow of a "miracle" election victory that sparked praise from the US president, soul searching on the left and speculation about what policies he will pursue.


05/19/2019 - 19:07

'Now our watch is ended': history-making 'Game of Thrones' wraps

After eight epic years of chivalry, sex, death and dragons, "Game of Thrones" fans worldwide have just 79 pulsating minutes remaining Sunday to get their final fix in one of the most hotly anticipated events in TV history.

After eight epic years of chivalry, sex, death and dragons, "Game of Thrones" fans worldwide have just 79 pulsating minutes remaining Sunday to get their final fix in one of the most hotly anticipated events in TV history.

05/19/2019 - 19:10

Armour-clad warriors clash in 'medieval' battles in Ukraine

Hundreds of warriors in clanking armour brandished their swords and axes on a field beside a wooden-log fortress and rushed into battle with a yell.

Hundreds of warriors in clanking armour brandished their swords and axes on a field beside a wooden-log fortress and rushed into battle with a yell.


05/19/2019 - 16:30

Thousands expected to protest Alabama abortion law

Thousands of demonstrators prepared to take to the streets around the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against one of the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades.

Thousands of demonstrators prepared to take to the streets around the southern US state of Alabama on Sunday to rally against one of the nation's most restrictive bans on abortions in decades.


05/19/2019 - 14:00

India gender-row sprinter Chand says she is gay

Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand revealed Sunday that she is gay, becoming the first athlete from the socially conservative country to do so, and adding she feared being ostracised by her family after the admission.

Top Indian sprinter Dutee Chand revealed Sunday that she is gay, becoming the first athlete from the socially conservative country to do so, and adding she feared being ostracised by her family after the admission.


05/19/2019 - 13:01

Concerns for Thomas Cook trips after share collapse

British holidaymakers on Sunday flooded troubled tour operator Thomas Cook with concerns about their trips, after its share price collapsed.

British holidaymakers on Sunday flooded troubled tour operator Thomas Cook with concerns about their trips, after its share price collapsed.


05/19/2019 - 04:39

Denmark's fabulous food journey, from hearty fare to haute cuisine

Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the culinary world with trailblazing dishes at star-studded restaurants.

Long known for their hearty meat-and-potatoes fare, Danish chefs have now carved out a name for themselves in the culinary world with trailblazing dishes at star-studded restaurants.


05/19/2019 - 03:24

Take this app: tech firms tackle opioid crisis with software

Technology firms are taking aim at the opioid crisis and related health problems with a new class of treatments -- digital therapeutics -- delivered by smartphone.

Technology firms are taking aim at the opioid crisis and related health problems with a new class of treatments -- digital therapeutics -- delivered by smartphone.


05/19/2019 - 02:02

Consultant poses as journalist in Monsanto trial

Smiling and affable, the young woman was able to pass herself off as a fellow journalist to reporters including AFP covering a landmark trial in San Francisco on the health risks associated with the weedkiller Roundup.

Smiling and affable, the young woman was able to pass herself off as a fellow journalist to reporters including AFP covering a landmark trial in San Francisco on the health risks associated with the weedkiller Roundup.


05/18/2019 - 21:08

FTI Consulting: managing reputations and risk

FTI Consulting, the Washington PR firm at the center of complaints over its working methods, is a global business boasting a specialty in helping companies deal with risks to their reputations or bottom lines.

FTI Consulting, the Washington PR firm at the center of complaints over its working methods, is a global business boasting a specialty in helping companies deal with risks to their reputations or bottom lines.


05/18/2019 - 19:09

Want Alpine thrills? Try competitive paper plane flying

If you've ever wanted to earn your wings ecologically, economically and quietly while breathing healthy Alpine air, read on, because you can.

If you've ever wanted to earn your wings ecologically, economically and quietly while breathing healthy Alpine air, read on, because you can.


05/18/2019 - 10:56

Eva Longoria warns abortion bans are danger to women

Actress Eva Longoria said restrictive abortion laws passed in Alabama and Missouri are a threat to women, with stars set to protest against the bans on the Cannes red carpet Saturday.

Actress Eva Longoria said restrictive abortion laws passed in Alabama and Missouri are a threat to women, with stars set to protest against the bans on the Cannes red carpet Saturday.


05/18/2019 - 07:14

Residents split on future of Romania's trash heap 'time-bomb'

The towering heap of rubbish at the Pata-Rat landfill in western Romania has been condemned as an "environmental time bomb", but for many of its neighbours this putrid mountain of refuse is a livelihood -- one they want to protect from closure.

The towering heap of rubbish at the Pata-Rat landfill in western Romania has been condemned as an "environmental time bomb", but for many of its neighbours this putrid mountain of refuse is a livelihood -- one they want to protect from closure.


05/18/2019 - 07:04

Life goes on under cloud of smog in Mexico City

Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between a quarter- and a half-pack of cigarettes a day.

Scientists say breathing the heavily polluted air in Mexico City these days is like smoking somewhere between a quarter- and a half-pack of cigarettes a day.


05/18/2019 - 06:42

Air pollution hotspots in Europe

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains -- Europe's air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays.

Big cities beset with gridlocked traffic, major regions producing coal, pockets of heavy industry encased by mountains -- Europe's air pollution hotspots are clearly visible from space on most sunny weekdays.


05/18/2019 - 05:31

Will the US Supreme Court reconsider abortion rights?

American evangelicals have high hopes that the US Supreme Court, with its newfound conservative majority, will be tempted to chip away at its historic decision to legalize abortion.

American evangelicals have high hopes that the US Supreme Court, with its newfound conservative majority, will be tempted to chip away at its historic decision to legalize abortion.


05/18/2019 - 04:22

In citizenship cases, Swiss direct democracy shows its cracks

Nancy Holten is annoying. She is so annoying in fact that residents of the small village in Switzerland she calls home voted, twice, to bar her from becoming Swiss.

Nancy Holten is annoying. She is so annoying in fact that residents of the small village in Switzerland she calls home voted, twice, to bar her from becoming Swiss.


05/18/2019 - 04:10

Thai artist dishes out communal curry at US museum

Rich or poor, liberal or conservative, from one corner of the globe to another, we all sit down to share a meal.

Rich or poor, liberal or conservative, from one corner of the globe to another, we all sit down to share a meal.


05/17/2019 - 23:08

Sync or swim: Stockholm men push boundaries with synchronised swimming

Balding, paunchy and unshaven, this group of Stockholm friends in their 40s are making waves: they're pioneers of men's team synchronised swimming, challenging stereotypes one aquatic pirouette at a time.

Balding, paunchy and unshaven, this group of Stockholm friends in their 40s are making waves: they're pioneers of men's team synchronised swimming, challenging stereotypes one aquatic pirouette at a time.


05/17/2019 - 19:04

Four arrests in Russian LGBT protest

Four people were arrested Friday during a protest by LGBT activists in central Saint Petersburg, Russia's second city, an AFP reporter said.

Four people were arrested Friday during a protest by LGBT activists in central Saint Petersburg, Russia's second city, an AFP reporter said.


05/17/2019 - 17:46

Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.

Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.


05/17/2019 - 14:50

Germany green-lights e-scooters on roads, not pavements

Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.

Germany on Friday authorised battery-powered scooters on its streets and cycle paths but banned them from pavements to protect pedestrians as the two-wheeled craze continues to spread across Europe.