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11/14/2018 - 09:21

UK's May takes Brexit deal to cabinet as MPs revolt

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek her cabinet's approval Wednesday for a long-awaited divorce deal with the EU but hardline Brexiteer MPs warned they will seek to block it in parliament.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek her cabinet's approval Wednesday for a long-awaited divorce deal with the EU but hardline Brexiteer MPs warned they will seek to block it in parliament.

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11/14/2018 - 09:21

UK's May takes Brexit deal to cabinet as MPs revolt

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek her cabinet's approval Wednesday for a long-awaited divorce deal with the EU but hardline Brexiteer MPs warned they will seek to block it in parliament.

British Prime Minister Theresa May will seek her cabinet's approval Wednesday for a long-awaited divorce deal with the EU but hardline Brexiteer MPs warned they will seek to block it in parliament.


11/14/2018 - 09:10

Aussie PM refuses to get snagged on sausage debate

It's the debate that has been sizzling Down Under for days, but new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to take sides Wednesday on the hot topic of whether onions should be served on top or under a sausage.

It's the debate that has been sizzling Down Under for days, but new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to take sides Wednesday on the hot topic of whether onions should be served on top or under a sausage.


11/14/2018 - 08:53

Germany slumps in Q3, hopes for rebound

Germany, Europe's largest economy and top exporter, went into reverse in the third quarter, shrinking 0.2 percent after a gain of 0.5 percent in the previous three months, official data showed Wednesday.

Germany, Europe's largest economy and top exporter, went into reverse in the third quarter, shrinking 0.2 percent after a gain of 0.5 percent in the previous three months, official data showed Wednesday.


11/14/2018 - 08:47

APEC summit: the Xi show by the sea shore

Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with "China Aid" logos and even a purpose-built pagoda: driving around Port Moresby, you could be forgiven for thinking that Xi Jinping is hosting this week's APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.

Hundreds of fluttering red flags, buses emblazoned with "China Aid" logos and even a purpose-built pagoda: driving around Port Moresby, you could be forgiven for thinking that Xi Jinping is hosting this week's APEC summit of Asia-Pacific leaders.


11/14/2018 - 08:46

Sri Lanka parliament sacks Rajapakse, leaving power vacuum

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum.

Sri Lanka's parliament on Wednesday voted out the bitterly disputed government of former strongman Mahinda Rajapakse, removing one controversial figure but leaving the country in a power vacuum.

11/14/2018 - 09:10

Aussie PM refuses to get snagged on sausage debate

It's the debate that has been sizzling Down Under for days, but new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to take sides Wednesday on the hot topic of whether onions should be served on top or under a sausage.

It's the debate that has been sizzling Down Under for days, but new Australian Prime Minister Scott Morrison refused to take sides Wednesday on the hot topic of whether onions should be served on top or under a sausage.


11/14/2018 - 06:29

BTS management apologise for nuclear blast T-shirt after Japan row

The managers of hugely popular South Korean boyband BTS have issued an extensive apology after controversy erupted in the lucrative Japanese market over a T-shirt worn by one of the vocalists showing a nuclear blast.

The managers of hugely popular South Korean boyband BTS have issued an extensive apology after controversy erupted in the lucrative Japanese market over a T-shirt worn by one of the vocalists showing a nuclear blast.


11/14/2018 - 05:48

Spain wants to ban sale of petrol and diesel cars from 2040

Spain said Tuesday it wants to outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040, the latest European country to target polluting vehicles to try to cut emissions.

Spain said Tuesday it wants to outlaw the sale of new diesel and petrol cars from 2040, the latest European country to target polluting vehicles to try to cut emissions.


11/14/2018 - 05:14

Marie Antoinette's jewels up for auction in Geneva

Marie Antoinette's diamonds and pearls, not seen in public for two centuries, go under the hammer in Geneva Wednesday in what has been billed as one of the most important royal jewellery auctions in history.

Marie Antoinette's diamonds and pearls, not seen in public for two centuries, go under the hammer in Geneva Wednesday in what has been billed as one of the most important royal jewellery auctions in history.


11/14/2018 - 05:04

Thais outraged by child boxer's death in ring

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art.

Thais have reacted with shock and anger after a 13-year-old boxer died during a charity bout, reviving calls for a ban on fights between children in the brutal Muay Thai martial art.


11/14/2018 - 04:27

Wolves at the door, Alpine shepherd can't imagine any other life

He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps.

He sleeps fully dressed, dreading a midnight wolf attack on the flock of sheep penned in close by his hut, high up in the French Alps.


11/14/2018 - 03:54

Hopper, de Kooning hit new auction records in New York

Paintings by Edward Hopper and Willem de Kooning sold for nearly $92 million and $69 million respectively in New York on Tuesday, setting new world record auction prices for each artist, Christie's said.

Paintings by Edward Hopper and Willem de Kooning sold for nearly $92 million and $69 million respectively in New York on Tuesday, setting new world record auction prices for each artist, Christie's said.


11/14/2018 - 03:15

Tech stars see shares dim in eyes of investors

Technology companies that catapulted Wall Street to glorious heights have seen shares tumble on investor concerns that the days of stellar profits are waning.

Technology companies that catapulted Wall Street to glorious heights have seen shares tumble on investor concerns that the days of stellar profits are waning.


11/14/2018 - 03:12

'Incomparable' $50 mn pink diamond smashes record at Geneva auction

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind.

An exceptionally rare pink diamond of nearly 19 carats fetched 50.3 million Swiss francs ($50 million, 44 million euros) at auction in Geneva Tuesday, Christie's said, setting a new per-carat record for a stone of its kind.


11/14/2018 - 03:11

Blinded in war, former Syrian fighter guides others with app

Years after losing his eyesight in battle, former Syrian rebel fighter Ahmad Talha hunches over his mobile phone in a bare classroom, listening to the robotic voice he helped translate.

Years after losing his eyesight in battle, former Syrian rebel fighter Ahmad Talha hunches over his mobile phone in a bare classroom, listening to the robotic voice he helped translate.


11/13/2018 - 20:04

Cases of polio-like illness, AFM, rise in US

Puzzled by a rise in US children with sudden paralysis in their arms or legs, health officials said Tuesday they are probing whether a virus or auto-immune disorder may be to blame.

Puzzled by a rise in US children with sudden paralysis in their arms or legs, health officials said Tuesday they are probing whether a virus or auto-immune disorder may be to blame.


11/13/2018 - 17:56

Crowdfund lifeline for Russia opposition magazine hit by record fine

Russia's only opposition magazine has crowdfunded almost $370,000 in four days to avoid bankruptcy and possible closure after it was hit with a record fine, its editor said on Tuesday.

Russia's only opposition magazine has crowdfunded almost $370,000 in four days to avoid bankruptcy and possible closure after it was hit with a record fine, its editor said on Tuesday.


11/13/2018 - 14:41

Delhi 'lungs' turn sickly brown in days

A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within 10 days of their installation, underscoring the city's pollution crisis.

A pair of artificial lungs put up in New Delhi to demonstrate the lethal effects of smog have turned a sickly dark brown within 10 days of their installation, underscoring the city's pollution crisis.


11/13/2018 - 12:26

Shrinking Sea of Galilee has some hoping for a miracle

It was not so long ago when swimmers at Ein Gev would lay out their towels in the grass at the edge of the Sea of Galilee.

It was not so long ago when swimmers at Ein Gev would lay out their towels in the grass at the edge of the Sea of Galilee.


11/13/2018 - 12:21

After conquering the world, smartphone faces uncertain future

What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade?

What is next for the smartphone, which has become the hottest-selling consumer device around the world in just over a decade?


11/13/2018 - 12:17

Straight outta Bangkok: Thai rappers lay into junta, social conformity

"A country killing the people... doesn't give a damn about its children," spits 17-year-old Elevenfinger, one of a legion of acerbic young rappers ripping into Thailand's politics, dire education system and calcifying social mores.

"A country killing the people... doesn't give a damn about its children," spits 17-year-old Elevenfinger, one of a legion of acerbic young rappers ripping into Thailand's politics, dire education system and calcifying social mores.


11/13/2018 - 10:47

Never without their smartphones: a global revolution

At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a decade.

At the sharp end of conflict in Syria, in a schoolchild's bag in Kenya, whether fighting deadly diseases or studying forestry, the smartphone has become ubiquitous in just over a decade.


11/13/2018 - 08:27

Magritte painting fetches $26.8 million in NY

A painting by Rene Magritte sold for $26.8 million Monday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, setting a record for a work by the Belgian surrealist.

A painting by Rene Magritte sold for $26.8 million Monday at a Sotheby's auction in New York, setting a record for a work by the Belgian surrealist.


11/13/2018 - 07:39

Still alive in Paradise after fire, but then what?

Some plan to travel far away, while others are determined to rebuild their lives here, but most of the survivors of the deadly fire that ravaged the California town of Paradise are still in shock.

Some plan to travel far away, while others are determined to rebuild their lives here, but most of the survivors of the deadly fire that ravaged the California town of Paradise are still in shock.


11/13/2018 - 05:09

French firm refurbishes earnings via old iPhones

One company in northern France is doing its profitable best to give an environmental makeover to smartphones, whose circuitry, batteries and plastics have become a polluting blight over the past decade.

One company in northern France is doing its profitable best to give an environmental makeover to smartphones, whose circuitry, batteries and plastics have become a polluting blight over the past decade.