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12/19/2018 - 16:24

Trump plans full withdrawal of US troops from Syria

The United States will withdraw its troops from Syria, a US official told AFP on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said America has "defeated ISIS" in the war-ravaged country.

The United States will withdraw its troops from Syria, a US official told AFP on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said America has "defeated ISIS" in the war-ravaged country.

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12/19/2018 - 16:24

Trump plans full withdrawal of US troops from Syria

The United States will withdraw its troops from Syria, a US official told AFP on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said America has "defeated ISIS" in the war-ravaged country.

The United States will withdraw its troops from Syria, a US official told AFP on Wednesday, after President Donald Trump said America has "defeated ISIS" in the war-ravaged country.


12/19/2018 - 15:55

Italy and EU reach budget truce as Rome backs down

The EU and Italy on Wednesday called a truce in their bitter row over Rome's disputed 2019 budget, as the populist government agreed to put off signature reforms.

The EU and Italy on Wednesday called a truce in their bitter row over Rome's disputed 2019 budget, as the populist government agreed to put off signature reforms.


12/19/2018 - 15:43

Pope accepts US bishop's resignation over 'misconduct' with minor

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar over his "misconduct" with a minor, the Vatican said Wednesday.

Pope Francis has accepted the resignation of Los Angeles auxiliary bishop Alexander Salazar over his "misconduct" with a minor, the Vatican said Wednesday.


12/19/2018 - 15:33

Fed poised to signal pause in US interest rate hikes

The US Federal Reserve will wade into a charged political atmosphere on Wednesday, with another interest rate hike likely but accompanied by a strong sign it will hold off on further increases.

The US Federal Reserve will wade into a charged political atmosphere on Wednesday, with another interest rate hike likely but accompanied by a strong sign it will hold off on further increases.


12/19/2018 - 15:18

EU probes hack of 'thousands' of diplomatic cables

The EU announced an urgent investigation on Wednesday after suspected Chinese military hackers accessed thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables.

The EU announced an urgent investigation on Wednesday after suspected Chinese military hackers accessed thousands of sensitive diplomatic cables.

12/19/2018 - 09:02

GSK, Pfizer to merge consumer healthcare units

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer on Wednesday announced a merger of their consumer healthcare units that produce over-the-counter medicines.

Pharmaceutical giants GlaxoSmithKline and Pfizer on Wednesday announced a merger of their consumer healthcare units that produce over-the-counter medicines.


12/19/2018 - 08:54

Elon Musk bores tunnel to revolutionize city driving

Elon Musk on Tuesday took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-cost tunnel he sees as a godsend for city traffic.

Elon Musk on Tuesday took a break from futuristic electric cars and private space travel to unveil a low-cost tunnel he sees as a godsend for city traffic.


12/19/2018 - 04:09

After shedding IS, Mosul embraces makeovers

For three years, Mosul's women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime.

For three years, Mosul's women were covered in black from head to toe and its men had to keep their beards long. Salons were shut, and plastic surgery considered a crime.


12/19/2018 - 04:04

Re-sounding recovery for French church bells nursed back to health

Deep in the French countryside, laid out on beds of wood and metal, some of the grand dames of liturgical music are receiving treatment for injuries sustained throughout their long and storied careers.

Deep in the French countryside, laid out on beds of wood and metal, some of the grand dames of liturgical music are receiving treatment for injuries sustained throughout their long and storied careers.


12/19/2018 - 00:45

Trump panel recommends guns in schools to keep US students safe

A safety panel set up by US President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous school shootings recommended Tuesday that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era guidelines.

A safety panel set up by US President Donald Trump in the wake of numerous school shootings recommended Tuesday that schools consider arming staff, using veterans as guards and reversing Obama-era guidelines.


12/18/2018 - 19:36

In southern Madagascar, voters struggle for food before ballot

One after another, the mothers sat their babies in the shade, on a mat placed on the dusty ground. This morning at least, their children will have enough to eat.

One after another, the mothers sat their babies in the shade, on a mat placed on the dusty ground. This morning at least, their children will have enough to eat.


12/18/2018 - 18:04

Top US doctor urges 'aggressive' steps against e-cigarettes

The top US doctor on Tuesday called for "aggressive" action against e-cigarette use, which he said has exploded to epidemic proportions among youth and puts their health and brain development at risk.

The top US doctor on Tuesday called for "aggressive" action against e-cigarette use, which he said has exploded to epidemic proportions among youth and puts their health and brain development at risk.


12/18/2018 - 18:03

Canada pot grower Tilray enters pharma deal with Novartis' Sandoz

Canadian cannabis grower Tilray announced Tuesday it has entered a global framework agreement with Sandoz, a generic drug arm of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.

Canadian cannabis grower Tilray announced Tuesday it has entered a global framework agreement with Sandoz, a generic drug arm of Swiss pharmaceutical giant Novartis.


12/18/2018 - 14:59

Top US doctor urges 'aggressive' steps against e-cigarettes

The US Surgeon General on Tuesday called for "aggressive" action against e-cigarette use, which he said has exploded to epidemic proportions among youth and puts their health and brain development at risk.

The US Surgeon General on Tuesday called for "aggressive" action against e-cigarette use, which he said has exploded to epidemic proportions among youth and puts their health and brain development at risk.


12/18/2018 - 11:58

Bangladesh's most celebrated swimmer hangs up trunks at 67

After nearly half a century navigating Bangladesh's thousands of miles of rivers, the country's most celebrated swimmer has hung up his trunks -- but not before one final, arduous paddle upstream.

After nearly half a century navigating Bangladesh's thousands of miles of rivers, the country's most celebrated swimmer has hung up his trunks -- but not before one final, arduous paddle upstream.


12/18/2018 - 11:57

Da Vinci design jewel still key for Tuscan silk weavers

Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a silk mill incorporating one of his designs is still shuttling some of the finest threads in the world across its looms.

Five hundred years after the death of Leonardo da Vinci, a silk mill incorporating one of his designs is still shuttling some of the finest threads in the world across its looms.


12/18/2018 - 09:41

Drone delivers vaccines in key Vanuatu trial

A one-month-old on a remote island in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu became the first child to be immunised in a commercial trial of drone-delivered vaccines, the UN children's fund UNICEF said Tuesday.

A one-month-old on a remote island in the Pacific archipelago of Vanuatu became the first child to be immunised in a commercial trial of drone-delivered vaccines, the UN children's fund UNICEF said Tuesday.


12/18/2018 - 08:27

Colombia hands down first conviction for murder of trans woman

A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman.

A court has handed down Colombia's first conviction for the murder of a transsexual woman.


12/18/2018 - 04:33

'No place for a mother': S. Korea battles to raise birth rate

When Ashley Park started her marketing job at a Seoul drugmaker she had a near-perfect college record, flawless English, and got on well with her colleagues -- none of which mattered to her employer once she fell pregnant.

When Ashley Park started her marketing job at a Seoul drugmaker she had a near-perfect college record, flawless English, and got on well with her colleagues -- none of which mattered to her employer once she fell pregnant.


12/18/2018 - 03:21

'We've been forgotten': Brazil's Zika generation

When doctors told her that the six-month-old fetus she was carrying had severe brain damage caused by the Zika virus, Thamires Ferreira da Silva tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a bus in Rio de Janeiro.

When doctors told her that the six-month-old fetus she was carrying had severe brain damage caused by the Zika virus, Thamires Ferreira da Silva tried to commit suicide by jumping in front of a bus in Rio de Janeiro.


12/18/2018 - 03:16

New Zealand to hold 'reeferendum' on legal pot

New Zealand will hold a referendum on legalising recreational marijuana when the South Pacific nation votes in its next general election in 2020, the government announced Tuesday.

New Zealand will hold a referendum on legalising recreational marijuana when the South Pacific nation votes in its next general election in 2020, the government announced Tuesday.


12/18/2018 - 00:25

Gender equality at work more than 200 years off: WEF

Women may be shouting louder than ever for equal treatment and pay, but a report out Tuesday indicates it will take centuries to achieve gender parity in workplaces around the globe.

Women may be shouting louder than ever for equal treatment and pay, but a report out Tuesday indicates it will take centuries to achieve gender parity in workplaces around the globe.


12/17/2018 - 20:00

New York governor says he's ready to legalize recreational pot

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in his state -- a move that would add America's most populous city to the growing list of places that allow the drug's use.

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Monday called for the legalization of recreational marijuana use in his state -- a move that would add America's most populous city to the growing list of places that allow the drug's use.


12/17/2018 - 12:01

Ukrainian arts enjoy surprise revival in conflict-riven east

In a grungy cellar bar, a young crowd sings along to a melancholy ballad in Ukrainian.

In a grungy cellar bar, a young crowd sings along to a melancholy ballad in Ukrainian.


12/17/2018 - 12:01

Moroccan saffron farmers battle knockoff spices

Saffron farmers in southern Morocco have long taken pride in the coveted spice they produce from the purple-petalled Crocus sativus, but some are worried knockoff versions are threatening their business.

Saffron farmers in southern Morocco have long taken pride in the coveted spice they produce from the purple-petalled Crocus sativus, but some are worried knockoff versions are threatening their business.