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04/26/2018 - 04:02

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

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04/26/2018 - 04:02

US jury deliberations to continue Thursday in Cosby retrial

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

A US jury will deliberate for a second day Thursday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.


04/26/2018 - 03:52

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.


04/26/2018 - 03:37

Samsung Electronics Q1 net profits up by more than half

South Korean telecoms giant Samsung Electronics saw net profits leap by more than half in the first quarter, it said Thursday, thanks to strong demand for memory chips and its latest high-end smartphone.

South Korean telecoms giant Samsung Electronics saw net profits leap by more than half in the first quarter, it said Thursday, thanks to strong demand for memory chips and its latest high-end smartphone.


04/26/2018 - 03:24

France's Macron pushes back at 'America First' agenda

France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.


04/26/2018 - 03:10

Ex-cop arrested for 'Golden State Killer' murders, rapes after 40-year chase

California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

04/26/2018 - 03:52

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.


04/26/2018 - 00:04

Parents of terminally ill UK toddler lose new legal bid

The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans lost their court appeal Wednesday against a ruling preventing them from going to Rome for treatment, following high-profile interventions in the case from Pope Francis and the Italian government.

The parents of terminally ill British boy Alfie Evans lost their court appeal Wednesday against a ruling preventing them from going to Rome for treatment, following high-profile interventions in the case from Pope Francis and the Italian government.


04/25/2018 - 21:01

Diego Costa fit to terrorise Arsenal once more - Simeone

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.

Atletico Madrid coach Diego Simeone confirmed Diego Costa will be fit to resume his rivalry with Arsenal in a Europa League semi-final, first leg on Thursday of huge significance for the English side.


04/25/2018 - 19:49

England's Oxlade-Chamberlain to miss World Cup with knee injury

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after he suffered a knee ligament injury in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final clash with Roma, the club said on Wednesday.

England midfielder Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain will miss the World Cup after he suffered a knee ligament injury in Liverpool's Champions League semi-final clash with Roma, the club said on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 17:56

US bond yields spook stock markets

European stock markets slid Wednesday and Wall Street wobbled as investors reckoned with rising US Treasury yields.

European stock markets slid Wednesday and Wall Street wobbled as investors reckoned with rising US Treasury yields.

04/26/2018 - 03:28

Can Macron's pitch to Trump save the Iran deal?

European countries and the United States are talking about a new Iran deal to assuage President Donald Trump's loathing for the existing nuclear pact.

European countries and the United States are talking about a new Iran deal to assuage President Donald Trump's loathing for the existing nuclear pact.


04/26/2018 - 03:25

The tamer tamed -- who wins in the Trump-Macron friendship?

Emmanuel Macron's state visit to Washington was always going to be a charm offensive -- aimed at winning key policy concessions from his powerful host.

Emmanuel Macron's state visit to Washington was always going to be a charm offensive -- aimed at winning key policy concessions from his powerful host.


04/26/2018 - 03:24

France's Macron pushes back at 'America First' agenda

France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.

France's President Emmanuel Macron urged the United States to embrace multilateralism and warned of the perils of trade war and "extreme nationalism" in an address to Congress pushing back against Donald Trump's "America First" agenda.


04/26/2018 - 03:10

Ex-cop arrested for 'Golden State Killer' murders, rapes after 40-year chase

California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.

California authorities, after a 40-year manhunt, on Wednesday announced the arrest of a 72-year-old former police officer on suspicion of being the notorious "Golden State Killer," a serial rapist and murderer who terrorized the state in the 1970s and 1980s.


04/26/2018 - 02:35

France's Macron pessimistic about future of Iran nuclear pact

Donald Trump may well pull out of the Iran nuclear deal for domestic political reasons, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, after he and his American counterpart held talks addressing the agreement's future.

Donald Trump may well pull out of the Iran nuclear deal for domestic political reasons, French President Emmanuel Macron said Wednesday, after he and his American counterpart held talks addressing the agreement's future.

04/26/2018 - 01:05

US jury locked in Cosby trial deliberations

A US jury was locked in deliberations Wednesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.

A US jury was locked in deliberations Wednesday in Bill Cosby's sexual assault retrial, tasked with deciding whether the disgraced megastar drugged and molested a young woman at his home 14 years ago.


04/26/2018 - 00:17

US House passes overhaul of US music laws

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to overhaul how musicians are compensated for the playing of songs, agreeing to revamp antiquated regulations as streaming shakes up the industry.

The US House of Representatives voted unanimously Wednesday to overhaul how musicians are compensated for the playing of songs, agreeing to revamp antiquated regulations as streaming shakes up the industry.


04/26/2018 - 00:03

Iconic Magnum photographer Abbas dies

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.

The legendary Iranian-born photographer Abbas, who covered wars and revolutions across the world during a glittering career behind the lens, died Wednesday in Paris, his Magnum photo agency said.


04/25/2018 - 23:33

George H.W. Bush recovering in hospital: office

Former US President George H.W. Bush, admitted to the hospital shortly after the funeral of his beloved wife, has been moved out of intensive care, his office said on Wednesday.

Former US President George H.W. Bush, admitted to the hospital shortly after the funeral of his beloved wife, has been moved out of intensive care, his office said on Wednesday.


04/25/2018 - 23:26

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

04/26/2018 - 03:52

100 balls format still in England's sights

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.

Plans to establish a new 100 balls a side tournament in English county cricket remain in place despite a review into the domestic set-up.


04/26/2018 - 00:12

Real must heed Juventus lesson to beat Bayern - Zidane

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, return leg.

Zinedine Zidane says Real Madrid must heed the lessons from their Juventus scare in order to finish off Bayern Munich in next Tuesday's Champions League semi-final, return leg.


04/25/2018 - 23:33

Quick revenge sweet for Kerber as Halep survives scare

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday while top seed Simona Halep needed a fightback to survive.

Angelique Kerber earned quick revenge against Petra Kvitova with a 6-3, 6-2 defeat of the Czech in the Stuttgart Grand Prix on Wednesday while top seed Simona Halep needed a fightback to survive.


04/25/2018 - 23:25

At Argentina football club, Maradona is God, Messi is Adam

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.

There is no question that football is a sort of religion in Argentina.


04/25/2018 - 23:16

Real in pole position after Asensio scores winner at Bayern

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.

Real Madrid moved a step closer to a third straight Champions League title after substitute Marco Asensio hit the winner in a 2-1 semi-final, first-leg victory at Bayern Munich on Wednesday.