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05/27/2017 - 22:15

White House shaken as Russia probe pierces Trump's inner circle

The probe into Russia's role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow -- the most damning allegation yet from the scandal.

White House shaken as Russia probe pierces Trump's inner circle

The probe into Russia's role in the US election pierced the innermost circle of the White House Saturday, with reports that Donald Trump's son-in-law sought a secret communications line with Moscow -- the most damning allegation yet from the scandal.


05/27/2017 - 23:05

BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure

British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after a computer systems failure, causing chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.

BA cancels all flights from major London airports after IT failure

British Airways cancelled all its flights out of major London airports Heathrow and Gatwick on Saturday after a computer systems failure, causing chaos for thousands of passengers on a busy holiday weekend.


05/27/2017 - 19:56

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.

Egypt says Christian massacre attackers trained in Libya

Egypt said Saturday attackers who massacred Christians near a monastery had trained in militant camps in Libya which it targeted with air strikes, after the Islamic State group claimed responsibility.


05/27/2017 - 19:20

UK lowers threat level as Manchester probe advances

Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level which was hiked after this week's carnage in Manchester as police pushed forward with their investigation, arresting two more people.

UK lowers threat level as Manchester probe advances

Britain on Saturday lowered the terror threat level which was hiked after this week's carnage in Manchester as police pushed forward with their investigation, arresting two more people.


05/27/2017 - 20:52

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.


05/27/2017 - 19:12

Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down

Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks.

Philippines peace talks with communist rebels break down

Peace talks between the Philippine government and communist insurgents broke down on Saturday after a dispute over the rebels' ordering their fighters to step up attacks.


05/27/2017 - 19:54

Manchester residents anxious amid major terror probe

Bomb squads and repeated police raids have rattled Manchester residents, who find themselves caught up in a fast-moving terrorism investigation to find those behind Monday's suicide bomb attack.

Manchester residents anxious amid major terror probe

Bomb squads and repeated police raids have rattled Manchester residents, who find themselves caught up in a fast-moving terrorism investigation to find those behind Monday's suicide bomb attack.


05/27/2017 - 23:52

Last-gasp own goal hands PSG French Cup

The unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Last-gasp own goal hands PSG French Cup

The unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday.

05/27/2017 - 08:45

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.


05/26/2017 - 17:44

US first-quarter growth revised up sharply to 1.2%

The US economy grew much faster than originally reported in the first quarter due to sharp increases in business and consumer spending, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

US first-quarter growth revised up sharply to 1.2%

The US economy grew much faster than originally reported in the first quarter due to sharp increases in business and consumer spending, the Commerce Department reported Friday.


05/26/2017 - 18:18

Fractious politics leads 'Far Cry' video game to US

The latest edition of the blockbuster shooter video game "Far Cry" plays out on US soil, inspired by angry political divides and intense isolationist passions in rural America.

Fractious politics leads 'Far Cry' video game to US

The latest edition of the blockbuster shooter video game "Far Cry" plays out on US soil, inspired by angry political divides and intense isolationist passions in rural America.


05/26/2017 - 18:21

UPS fined $247 mn for illegal cigarette shipments

A US judge ordered the American shipping giant UPS to pay $247 million to New York state and city governments, for shipments of cigarettes that illegally evaded taxes.

UPS fined $247 mn for illegal cigarette shipments

A US judge ordered the American shipping giant UPS to pay $247 million to New York state and city governments, for shipments of cigarettes that illegally evaded taxes.


05/26/2017 - 19:41

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

France's new President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off Theresa May's request for early talks on a trade deal with the EU after Brexit.

Macron snubs May on post-Brexit trade deal talks

France's new President Emmanuel Macron on Friday brushed off Theresa May's request for early talks on a trade deal with the EU after Brexit.


05/26/2017 - 14:51

China says considering tighter controls on yuan currency

China said Friday it is considering a change to its mechanism for managing its currency to buffer it against market forces, in an apparent step back from liberalisation pledges.

China says considering tighter controls on yuan currency

China said Friday it is considering a change to its mechanism for managing its currency to buffer it against market forces, in an apparent step back from liberalisation pledges.


05/26/2017 - 13:45

Car wars: Trump-Germany salvo raises EU-US trade fears

US President Donald Trump has launched a salvo against German car exports to the United States, officials confirmed Friday, in the latest sign of simmering transatlantic trade tensions.

Car wars: Trump-Germany salvo raises EU-US trade fears

US President Donald Trump has launched a salvo against German car exports to the United States, officials confirmed Friday, in the latest sign of simmering transatlantic trade tensions.


05/27/2017 - 04:16

Gibraltar bets on holding online gambling top spot

Gibraltar Friday vowed to do whatever it takes to keep its position as a leading online gambling jurisdiction despite Britain's looming exit from the European Union.

Gibraltar bets on holding online gambling top spot

Gibraltar Friday vowed to do whatever it takes to keep its position as a leading online gambling jurisdiction despite Britain's looming exit from the European Union.

05/27/2017 - 22:46

Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup.

Ramsey fires Wenger to record seventh FA Cup

Aaron Ramsey scored a 79th-minute header to earn Arsenal a stunning 2-1 win over Double-chasing Chelsea on Saturday and deliver embattled manager Arsene Wenger a record seventh FA Cup.


05/27/2017 - 19:59

Stosur stays top in Australia with Strasbourg win

Samantha Stosur held her Australian number one ranking on Saturday by beating compatriot Daria Gavrilova 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Strasbourg WTA title on Saturday.

Stosur stays top in Australia with Strasbourg win

Samantha Stosur held her Australian number one ranking on Saturday by beating compatriot Daria Gavrilova 5-7, 6-4, 6-3 to win the Strasbourg WTA title on Saturday.


05/27/2017 - 23:25

Wawrinka holds Geneva title ahead of French Open bid

Top seed Stan Wawrinka defended his Geneva claycourt title on Saturday, rallying for a set down to see off German outsider Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.

Wawrinka holds Geneva title ahead of French Open bid

Top seed Stan Wawrinka defended his Geneva claycourt title on Saturday, rallying for a set down to see off German outsider Mischa Zverev 4-6, 6-3, 6-3.


05/27/2017 - 23:43

Messi magic inspires Barca to retain Copa del Rey

A Lionel Messi masterclass salvaged some silverware to end Barcelona's season and gave coach Luis Enrique a victorious send-off as the Catalans retained the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday.

Messi magic inspires Barca to retain Copa del Rey

A Lionel Messi masterclass salvaged some silverware to end Barcelona's season and gave coach Luis Enrique a victorious send-off as the Catalans retained the Copa del Rey with a 3-1 win over Alaves on Saturday.


05/27/2017 - 23:52

Last-gasp own goal hands PSG French Cup

The unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday.

Last-gasp own goal hands PSG French Cup

The unfortunate Issa Cissokho headed agonisingly into his own net in stoppage time to give Paris Saint-Germain a 1-0 win over Angers in the French Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday.


05/27/2017 - 22:39

Clermont set up Top 14 final clash with Toulon

European Cup runners-up Clermont overpowered French Top 14 rugby champions Racing 92 37-31 on Saturday to set up a final showdown with Toulon next month in Paris.

Clermont set up Top 14 final clash with Toulon

European Cup runners-up Clermont overpowered French Top 14 rugby champions Racing 92 37-31 on Saturday to set up a final showdown with Toulon next month in Paris.


05/27/2017 - 22:43

Kean caps stellar season for treble-chasers Juventus

Teenage starlet Moise Kean came off the bench to score a last-gasp winner with his maiden Serie A goal as Juventus closed their record-setting season with a 2-1 win at Bologna on Saturday.

Kean caps stellar season for treble-chasers Juventus

Teenage starlet Moise Kean came off the bench to score a last-gasp winner with his maiden Serie A goal as Juventus closed their record-setting season with a 2-1 win at Bologna on Saturday.


05/27/2017 - 23:38

'Marked man' Farah romps home at Prefontaine

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah fired a warning shot to his rivals with the fastest time of the year after powering to victory in the 5,000m at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

'Marked man' Farah romps home at Prefontaine

Four-time Olympic champion Mo Farah fired a warning shot to his rivals with the fastest time of the year after powering to victory in the 5,000m at the Prefontaine Classic Diamond League meeting on Saturday.

05/27/2017 - 12:44

Hollywood raids bookshelves in search of good stories

Hollywood has always adapted the classics but film and television's voracious appetite for new material now has film-makers raiding the bookshelves like never before.

Hollywood raids bookshelves in search of good stories

Hollywood has always adapted the classics but film and television's voracious appetite for new material now has film-makers raiding the bookshelves like never before.


05/26/2017 - 17:49

Take a bow-wow: Naughty poodle scoops Cannes prize

A misbehaving giant poodle scooped top prize for a canine performance at the Cannes film festival Friday, despite what organisers lamented as a "pawcity of dog roles" this year.

Take a bow-wow: Naughty poodle scoops Cannes prize

A misbehaving giant poodle scooped top prize for a canine performance at the Cannes film festival Friday, despite what organisers lamented as a "pawcity of dog roles" this year.


05/26/2017 - 17:02

Rita Ora has fresh US start with new song, show

British singer Rita Ora, whose first bid to make it big in the United States became mired in litigation, released a giddy pop song Friday as she plans a new album and show.

Rita Ora has fresh US start with new song, show

British singer Rita Ora, whose first bid to make it big in the United States became mired in litigation, released a giddy pop song Friday as she plans a new album and show.


05/27/2017 - 17:44

Joaquin Phoenix electrifies Cannes in 'feminist' action movie

Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix wowed Cannes Saturday as a hammer-wielding hitman tasked with saving a young girl from an elite prostitution ring, in a thriller he said had a feminist twist.

Joaquin Phoenix electrifies Cannes in 'feminist' action movie

Hollywood actor Joaquin Phoenix wowed Cannes Saturday as a hammer-wielding hitman tasked with saving a young girl from an elite prostitution ring, in a thriller he said had a feminist twist.


05/26/2017 - 18:14

Trumpeter Maalouf: improvisation a 'way of life'

For star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of eastern and western sounds, improvisation is "a way of life".

Trumpeter Maalouf: improvisation a 'way of life'

For star trumpeter Ibrahim Maalouf, famed for his award-winning film soundtracks and jazz-inspired mixing of eastern and western sounds, improvisation is "a way of life".


05/26/2017 - 21:44

Urging love, Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims

Pop star Ariana Grande promised Friday to return to Manchester to play a charity concert following a suicide attack at her show, as she urged fans to respond to the tragedy with love.

Urging love, Ariana Grande plans show for Manchester attack victims

Pop star Ariana Grande promised Friday to return to Manchester to play a charity concert following a suicide attack at her show, as she urged fans to respond to the tragedy with love.


05/26/2017 - 20:28

Guitar king Clapton honoured by France

Guitar legend Eric Clapton has been honoured by France for his services to music, the French embassy in London said Friday.

Guitar king Clapton honoured by France

Guitar legend Eric Clapton has been honoured by France for his services to music, the French embassy in London said Friday.


05/27/2017 - 23:28

Southern rock trailblazer Gregg Allman dead at 69

Gregg Allman, the powerfully bluesy and hard-jamming singer and songwriter who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band and emerged as a pioneer of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69.

Southern rock trailblazer Gregg Allman dead at 69

Gregg Allman, the powerfully bluesy and hard-jamming singer and songwriter who co-founded the Allman Brothers Band and emerged as a pioneer of Southern rock, has died at the age of 69.

05/27/2017 - 12:30

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1

The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this week, its developer said Saturday.

Google's AlphaGo retires on top after humbling world No. 1

The Google-owned computer algorithm AlphaGo is retiring from playing humans in the ancient Chinese game of Go after roundly defeating the world's top player this week, its developer said Saturday.


05/27/2017 - 05:29

Hunter-gatherers win battle against Kenya government

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights Friday ruled the Kenyan government had violated the rights and freedoms of the Ogiek hunter-gatherer people by driving them out of their ancestral lands.

Hunter-gatherers win battle against Kenya government

The African Court on Human and Peoples' Rights Friday ruled the Kenyan government had violated the rights and freedoms of the Ogiek hunter-gatherer people by driving them out of their ancestral lands.


05/27/2017 - 20:52

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.

Trump promises climate decision next week after G7 stalemate

President Donald Trump said Saturday he would decide next week whether the United States would abide by the 2015 Paris agreement on cutting global carbon emissions.


05/26/2017 - 12:36

Taiwan's 'forest bus' charms passengers

With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the "forest bus" offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital.

Taiwan's 'forest bus' charms passengers

With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the "forest bus" offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital.


05/26/2017 - 06:10

Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White House

US compliance with its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change would be "crippling" to growth, the White House said Friday.

Paris climate commitment 'crippling' to US growth: White House

US compliance with its commitments under the Paris Agreement on climate change would be "crippling" to growth, the White House said Friday.


05/26/2017 - 05:30

Bordeaux pins hopes for ravaged vineyards on June bloom

When a severe, unseasonal cold snap gripped Bordeaux vineyards in late April, winegrowers sprang into action.

Bordeaux pins hopes for ravaged vineyards on June bloom

When a severe, unseasonal cold snap gripped Bordeaux vineyards in late April, winegrowers sprang into action.


05/27/2017 - 13:20

Badged and searched: Sicily G7 fortress town irks locals

On camera, it's picture-perfect. A G7 summit taking place under gentle sunshine in a Sicilian town perched on a hill overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean, Mount Etna billowing a plume of smoke in the background.

Badged and searched: Sicily G7 fortress town irks locals

On camera, it's picture-perfect. A G7 summit taking place under gentle sunshine in a Sicilian town perched on a hill overlooking the sparkling Mediterranean, Mount Etna billowing a plume of smoke in the background.

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