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01/24/2018 - 05:46

Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.

Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.


01/24/2018 - 04:24

Europe watches as German unions battle for more pay

Emboldened by an economy running at full steam, workers in other sectors of the German economy are following the call of the metalworkers' union for higher pay -- and Germany's trading partners are rooting from the sidelines.

Europe watches as German unions battle for more pay

Emboldened by an economy running at full steam, workers in other sectors of the German economy are following the call of the metalworkers' union for higher pay -- and Germany's trading partners are rooting from the sidelines.


01/24/2018 - 04:20

Tillerson meets with British, Saudi, UAE ministers on Yemen

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.

Tillerson meets with British, Saudi, UAE ministers on Yemen

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson met Tuesday with the foreign ministers of Britain, Saudi Arabia and the UAE to discuss "a political solution" to the conflict in Yemen, sources said.


01/24/2018 - 03:42

Russia says it's not behind Syria chemical attacks

Russia rejected Tuesday fresh US accusations that it bears responsibility for recent chemical attacks by the Syrian government, calling instead for a new "truly impartial" international investigation.

Russia says it's not behind Syria chemical attacks

Russia rejected Tuesday fresh US accusations that it bears responsibility for recent chemical attacks by the Syrian government, calling instead for a new "truly impartial" international investigation.


01/24/2018 - 03:23

Japan trade surplus tumbles in 2017

Japan's trade surplus dropped 25.1 percent last year as higher energy bills eclipsed some of the revenue from robust exports of electronics-related goods and automobiles, government data showed Wednesday.

Japan trade surplus tumbles in 2017

Japan's trade surplus dropped 25.1 percent last year as higher energy bills eclipsed some of the revenue from robust exports of electronics-related goods and automobiles, government data showed Wednesday.


01/24/2018 - 03:13

US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chairman

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed former investment banker Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, putting President Donald Trump's pick in a role of enormous influence over the world's largest economy.

US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chairman

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed former investment banker Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, putting President Donald Trump's pick in a role of enormous influence over the world's largest economy.


01/24/2018 - 03:12

Contest for second Amazon HQ heats up as finalists named

With billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs at stake, Amazon's quest for a second North American headquarters has thrust 20 cities into a cutthroat "Hunger Games" style contest -- but at what cost?

Contest for second Amazon HQ heats up as finalists named

With billions of dollars and tens of thousands of jobs at stake, Amazon's quest for a second North American headquarters has thrust 20 cities into a cutthroat "Hunger Games" style contest -- but at what cost?


01/24/2018 - 03:09

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.

01/24/2018 - 05:46

Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.

Injured Nadal set to return in three weeks

World number one Rafael Nadal faces three weeks out after being diagnosed with a torn inner hip muscle during his Australian Open quarter-final defeat, his management said Wednesday.


01/24/2018 - 05:20

Russia drugs scandal ruins homecoming for Olympic star An

He won multiple speed skating golds for South Korea and Russia, and was hailed as a corruption whistleblower along the way, but Victor An's Olympic career has ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a doping scandal.

Russia drugs scandal ruins homecoming for Olympic star An

He won multiple speed skating golds for South Korea and Russia, and was hailed as a corruption whistleblower along the way, but Victor An's Olympic career has ended ignominiously in the aftermath of a doping scandal.


01/24/2018 - 03:18

Sandgren wipes tweets after backlash over views

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren has wiped his Twitter account to create a "clean start" after a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.

Sandgren wipes tweets after backlash over views

Newly-minted star Tennys Sandgren has wiped his Twitter account to create a "clean start" after a backlash over his political views and links to right-wing activists.


01/24/2018 - 03:09

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.

LeBron James surpasses 30,000 points

LeBron James made National Basketball Association history on Tuesday, becoming the youngest player to reach the 30,000-point milestone.


01/24/2018 - 03:04

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.

Ogier at home at Monte Carlo season opener

Local resident Sebastien Ogier embarks on his bid for a sixth straight world title in the season-opening Monte Carlo Rally this weekend.


01/24/2018 - 02:55

Wozniacki says 2011 semi defeat to Li Na 'still haunts'

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki says her 2011 Australian Open semi-final defeat to Li Na still haunts her as she tries to go one better this year and end her Grand Slam drought.

Wozniacki says 2011 semi defeat to Li Na 'still haunts'

Second seed Caroline Wozniacki says her 2011 Australian Open semi-final defeat to Li Na still haunts her as she tries to go one better this year and end her Grand Slam drought.


01/24/2018 - 02:16

Gymnastics champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

Star gymnast Aly Raisman, one of dozens of young American athletes who have testified they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has slammed the US Olympic Committee for not acknowledging its role in the scandal.

Gymnastics champ Raisman rips Olympic Committee over abuse scandal

Star gymnast Aly Raisman, one of dozens of young American athletes who have testified they were sexually abused by former team doctor Larry Nassar, has slammed the US Olympic Committee for not acknowledging its role in the scandal.


01/24/2018 - 01:29

Serena Williams to make comeback at Fed Cup

Serena Williams, who has not played a competitive match since capturing last year's Australian Open, will return to the court next month at a Fed Cup tie, the US Tennis Association announced Tuesday.

Serena Williams to make comeback at Fed Cup

Serena Williams, who has not played a competitive match since capturing last year's Australian Open, will return to the court next month at a Fed Cup tie, the US Tennis Association announced Tuesday.

01/24/2018 - 01:40

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

US sci-fi legend Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

Ursula K. Le Guin, the award-winning US science fiction and fantasy author, and avowed feminist whose books have sold millions worldwide, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.


01/24/2018 - 00:42

Spano to leave Atlanta orchestra after key two decades

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.

Spano to leave Atlanta orchestra after key two decades

Conductor Robert Spano, who made the Atlanta Symphony Orchestra a major force as he championed contemporary composers, said Tuesday he would step down after two decades.


01/24/2018 - 00:39

Macabre metal masters Slayer call it quits

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.

Macabre metal masters Slayer call it quits

Slayer, whose lugubrious, occult-infused music helped create the genre of thrash metal, on Tuesday announced that the group was retiring after a final tour.


01/24/2018 - 00:25

US fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.

US fantasy fiction author Ursula K. Le Guin dies at 88

US fantasy author Ursula K. Le Guin, one of the most famous female science fiction writers in history, has died, her family announced Tuesday. She was 88.


01/23/2018 - 23:26

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

The nominations for the 90th Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leading the pack.

Oscars nominations: all the fun facts

The nominations for the 90th Oscars were announced Tuesday, with "The Shape of Water," "Dunkirk" and "Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri" leading the pack.


01/23/2018 - 23:23

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

A group of investors led by a former Obama administration official is in advanced talks to buy The Weinstein Company, on the verge of bankruptcy following sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, a source said Tuesday.

Investors in advanced talks to buy Weinstein company

A group of investors led by a former Obama administration official is in advanced talks to buy The Weinstein Company, on the verge of bankruptcy following sexual misconduct allegations against co-founder Harvey Weinstein, a source said Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 20:59

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

Fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.

'The Shape of Water' scores big with 13 Oscar nominations

Fantasy romance "The Shape of Water" topped the Oscars nominations list on Tuesday with 13 nods, one shy of the record, as the Academy also gave a rare nomination to a woman in the directing category.


01/23/2018 - 20:46

ESPN hires A-Rod, eyes Manning to replace Gruden

All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose 22-year career was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, was named Tuesday as a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, which also admits interest in Peyton Manning for an NFL commentary job.

ESPN hires A-Rod, eyes Manning to replace Gruden

All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose 22-year career was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, was named Tuesday as a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, which also admits interest in Peyton Manning for an NFL commentary job.

01/24/2018 - 05:32

Japan seeks upgraded whaling ship in sign hunts will continue

Japan is considering upgrading its ageing lead whaling ship, a fisheries official confirmed Wednesday, in a sign that the country's controversial Antarctic hunts will continue despite international protests.

Japan seeks upgraded whaling ship in sign hunts will continue

Japan is considering upgrading its ageing lead whaling ship, a fisheries official confirmed Wednesday, in a sign that the country's controversial Antarctic hunts will continue despite international protests.


01/24/2018 - 04:33

'White oil': Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map

Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kickstart tourism.

'White oil': Saudi Arabia seeks place on tourism map

Gazing at a shimmering salt pan below, a group of first-time Saudi hikers descended craggy slopes into a volcanic crater, part of a hidden trove of natural wonders being promoted to kickstart tourism.


01/23/2018 - 23:13

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday.

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 21:10

New York hits big pharma with $500mn lawsuit in opioid crisis

New York turned the screws on pharmaceutical giants in America's opioid epidemic, suing manufacturers for $500 million on Tuesday as a photographer kickstarted a petition to hold Purdue Pharma accountable as a recovering addict.

New York hits big pharma with $500mn lawsuit in opioid crisis

New York turned the screws on pharmaceutical giants in America's opioid epidemic, suing manufacturers for $500 million on Tuesday as a photographer kickstarted a petition to hold Purdue Pharma accountable as a recovering addict.


01/23/2018 - 20:27

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.

Two US spacewalkers replace latching end of robotic arm

Two US astronauts floated outside the International Space Station on Tuesday for a seven-hour, 24-minute spacewalk to repair the orbiting outpost's aging robotic arm, NASA said.


01/23/2018 - 19:35

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out Tuesday.

Vaping may be bad for kids, good for adults: study

Vaping, or smoking battery powered devices known as e-cigarettes, may encourage youths to start smoking but may also help adults quit, said a US review of scientific research out Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 14:17

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday.

Dutch turning off quake-zone gas for 200 firms

The Dutch government has ordered more than 200 of the country's biggest businesses to stop using gas from the quake-prone northern Groningen region, Europe's largest gasfield, officials confirmed Tuesday.


01/23/2018 - 11:08

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.

Strong quake sparks panic in Indonesia

A strong earthquake rattled Indonesia Tuesday, sparking panic, damaging scores of homes and leaving at least half a dozen students seriously injured.

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