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06/26/2019 - 10:29

Ghosn casts shadow as Macron lands in Japan for talks before G20

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan Wednesday for bilateral talks after a testing time for the longstanding alliance between Paris and Tokyo following the arrest of former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan Wednesday for bilateral talks after a testing time for the longstanding alliance between Paris and Tokyo following the arrest of former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn.

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06/26/2019 - 10:29

Ghosn casts shadow as Macron lands in Japan for talks before G20

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan Wednesday for bilateral talks after a testing time for the longstanding alliance between Paris and Tokyo following the arrest of former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn.

French President Emmanuel Macron arrived in Japan Wednesday for bilateral talks after a testing time for the longstanding alliance between Paris and Tokyo following the arrest of former auto tycoon Carlos Ghosn.


06/26/2019 - 09:39

The long read: Nigeria's War of the Land

"Move! Move!"

"Move! Move!"


06/26/2019 - 08:24

Iran 'never seeks war' with US, says Rouhani

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran "never seeks war" with the US, state media reported Wednesday amid a spike in tensions between the two countries.

President Hassan Rouhani said Iran "never seeks war" with the US, state media reported Wednesday amid a spike in tensions between the two countries.


06/26/2019 - 08:23

N. Korea blasts Pompeo as obstruction to nuclear talks

North Korea denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as an obstruction to nuclear negotiations on Wednesday, days before President Donald Trump visits Seoul while talks with Pyongyang are deadlocked.

North Korea denounced US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo as an obstruction to nuclear negotiations on Wednesday, days before President Donald Trump visits Seoul while talks with Pyongyang are deadlocked.


06/26/2019 - 08:21

Rice terraces and 'turtle shell' scrums: barefoot rugby in Vietnam

Barefoot and muddied, a group of youngsters sprint across a makeshift pitch in rural Vietnam, passing the ball in a game of touch rugby in a country where few people have ever heard of the sport.

Barefoot and muddied, a group of youngsters sprint across a makeshift pitch in rural Vietnam, passing the ball in a game of touch rugby in a country where few people have ever heard of the sport.

06/26/2019 - 11:46

Bum move: Kardashian 'kimono' shapewear sparks Japan debate

American television star Kim Kardashian has sparked debate in Japan by naming her new line of shapewear "Kimono," prompting some to accuse her of disrespecting the traditional outfit.

American television star Kim Kardashian has sparked debate in Japan by naming her new line of shapewear "Kimono," prompting some to accuse her of disrespecting the traditional outfit.


06/26/2019 - 10:13

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

France's Mirazur restaurant -- whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden -- was crowned Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.

France's Mirazur restaurant -- whose Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco draws inspiration from the sea, the mountains, and his own garden -- was crowned Tuesday the world's best by an influential trade list, beating contenders from Denmark and Spain.


06/26/2019 - 09:39

The long read: Nigeria's War of the Land

"Move! Move!"

"Move! Move!"


06/26/2019 - 09:25

Jerusalem's Tomb of the Kings to reopen to public

The Tomb of the Kings, a 2,000-year-old archaeological gem in the heart of Jerusalem owned by France, is to reopen to the public for the first time since 2010, the French consulate said Wednesday.

The Tomb of the Kings, a 2,000-year-old archaeological gem in the heart of Jerusalem owned by France, is to reopen to the public for the first time since 2010, the French consulate said Wednesday.


06/26/2019 - 08:21

Rice terraces and 'turtle shell' scrums: barefoot rugby in Vietnam

Barefoot and muddied, a group of youngsters sprint across a makeshift pitch in rural Vietnam, passing the ball in a game of touch rugby in a country where few people have ever heard of the sport.

Barefoot and muddied, a group of youngsters sprint across a makeshift pitch in rural Vietnam, passing the ball in a game of touch rugby in a country where few people have ever heard of the sport.


06/26/2019 - 06:31

Hunger for beef offers rewards and risks for Nigeria's pastoralists

With over 200 million people and an emerging middle class, Nigeria is witnessing a boom in demand for meat that offers potential but also risks for the semi-nomadic herders who provide most of its beef.

With over 200 million people and an emerging middle class, Nigeria is witnessing a boom in demand for meat that offers potential but also risks for the semi-nomadic herders who provide most of its beef.


06/26/2019 - 06:30

In the heart of the metropolis, a king of Nigeria's herder Fulani

The Sarkin Fulani of Lagos sinks into his white upholstered throne, lays a hand on the sculpted golden cow head that forms the armrest and scans the subjects gathered at his feet.

The Sarkin Fulani of Lagos sinks into his white upholstered throne, lays a hand on the sculpted golden cow head that forms the armrest and scans the subjects gathered at his feet.


06/26/2019 - 04:51

China halts Canadian meat exports over fake certificates

China asked Canada on Tuesday to suspend all meat exports after discovering bogus veterinary health certificates attached to a batch of pork, while Canadian federal police launched a criminal probe.

China asked Canada on Tuesday to suspend all meat exports after discovering bogus veterinary health certificates attached to a batch of pork, while Canadian federal police launched a criminal probe.


06/26/2019 - 03:42

Coal dust and smog plague lives on S.Africa's Highveld

Tumelo has again lost several days at school because of sickness.

Tumelo has again lost several days at school because of sickness.


06/26/2019 - 02:43

San Francisco first major US city to ban e-cigarette sales

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths.

San Francisco on Tuesday became the first major US city to effectively ban the sale and manufacture of electronic cigarettes, as concerns grow over a sharp rise in vaping among youths.


06/26/2019 - 00:11

Canada doctor censured for using own sperm to inseminate patients

A Canadian fertility doctor's license was revoked Tuesday for having used the wrong sperm, including his own, to inseminate patients over decades.

A Canadian fertility doctor's license was revoked Tuesday for having used the wrong sperm, including his own, to inseminate patients over decades.


06/25/2019 - 23:55

US biopharma AbbVie to buy Botox maker Allergan for $63 bn

US biopharmaceutical company AbbVie said Tuesday it would buy Botox-maker Allergan for about $63 billion, moving to diversify its product line as the industry faces pressure on drug prices.

US biopharmaceutical company AbbVie said Tuesday it would buy Botox-maker Allergan for about $63 billion, moving to diversify its product line as the industry faces pressure on drug prices.


06/25/2019 - 19:52

Top French university scraps entrance exam to widen intake

Top French university Sciences Po is to scrap its famous entrance exam in a bid to attract students from lower income backgrounds, it said Tuesday.

Top French university Sciences Po is to scrap its famous entrance exam in a bid to attract students from lower income backgrounds, it said Tuesday.


06/25/2019 - 18:34

Greenland seeks to break silence around child sexual abuse

In Greenland, the scourge of child sexual abuse has emerged as a pressing concern with nearly one in three having suffered abuse in their childhood, and efforts to combat it hampered by a persistent conspiracy of silence.

In Greenland, the scourge of child sexual abuse has emerged as a pressing concern with nearly one in three having suffered abuse in their childhood, and efforts to combat it hampered by a persistent conspiracy of silence.


06/25/2019 - 18:12

French restaurant run by Argentine chef crowned world's best

French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world's best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant.

French restaurant Mirazur run by Argentine chef Mauro Colagreco was Tuesday crowned the world's best restaurant at an awards ceremony put on by British trade magazine Restaurant.


06/25/2019 - 15:30

Court faults France in key air pollution case

A court on Tuesday found the French state had failed to take sufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, following a complaint by a mother and daughter that their health had been harmed.

A court on Tuesday found the French state had failed to take sufficient steps to limit air pollution around Paris, following a complaint by a mother and daughter that their health had been harmed.


06/25/2019 - 13:47

US biopharmacy company AbbVie to buy Botox maker Allergan for around $63 bn

US biopharmacy company AbbVie said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Allergan, the maker of Botox, in a stock and cash operation worth about $63 billion.

US biopharmacy company AbbVie said on Tuesday it had agreed to buy Allergan, the maker of Botox, in a stock and cash operation worth about $63 billion.


06/25/2019 - 13:36

Bad weather causing 'catastrophic' French honey harvest

Alarmed French beekeepers and farming groups warned Tuesday of a "catastrophic" honey harvest this year due to adverse weather.

Alarmed French beekeepers and farming groups warned Tuesday of a "catastrophic" honey harvest this year due to adverse weather.


06/25/2019 - 12:11

Gay Myanmar man posts Facebook bullying note before taking life

A gay Myanmar man posted a note on Facebook including screenshots of alleged homophobic bullying before taking his life, prompting activists to call Tuesday for more protection for the emerging LGBTQ community.

A gay Myanmar man posted a note on Facebook including screenshots of alleged homophobic bullying before taking his life, prompting activists to call Tuesday for more protection for the emerging LGBTQ community.


06/25/2019 - 05:53

Nicaragua puffing up status in rarefied world of premium cigars

From "rich and full-bodied" to "complex with hints of licorice," aficionados exhaust the lexicon to capture the essence of Nicaragua's most highly-prized produce -- not wine, but cigars, which are especially popular in the United States.

From "rich and full-bodied" to "complex with hints of licorice," aficionados exhaust the lexicon to capture the essence of Nicaragua's most highly-prized produce -- not wine, but cigars, which are especially popular in the United States.