• Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats

    Police are questioning the Indonesian business partner of President Donald Trump over allegations he sent threatening text messages to a deputy attorney general. A smiling Hary Tanoesoedibjo arrived at the national police’s Criminal Investigation Agency in central Jakarta on Friday morning after failing to comply with a summons for questioning last week. The 51-year-old billionaire, better known as Tanoe, is […]

    Indonesia police question Trump partner over alleged threats
  • FIFA’s Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments

    A FIFA ban on the Sudan Football Association (SFA) will wreak havoc on this weekend’s final round of group matches in Africa’s two club competitions with three key games now cancelled and clubs from the country kicked out. The indefinite ban on the SFA comes over alleged government interference in its affairs and after the forcible eviction of the FIFA-recognised […]

    FIFA’s Sudan ban disrupts African club tournaments
  • G20 will urge Trump to rejoin Paris climate agreement – Theresa May

    It is possible for the United States to rejoin the Paris agreement on climate change and G20 leaders meeting in Hamburg will urge President Donald Trump to find a way to do so, British Prime Minister Theresa May said on Friday. May, who has previously said Britain was disappointed by Trump’s decision last month to withdraw the United States from […]

    G20 will urge Trump to rejoin Paris climate agreement – Theresa May
  • Yet another awkward handshake: Trump with Poland’s 1st lady

    In yet another awkward moment, U.S. President Donald Trump thought the hand extended by Poland’s first lady was for him — and not for his wife, Melania. The U.S. and Poland’s presidential couples were shaking hands Thursday before Trump’s speech in front of a crowd in Warsaw, the Polish capital. Poland’s first lady, Agata Kornhauser-Duda, shook hands with Trump and […]

    Yet another awkward handshake: Trump with Poland’s 1st lady
  • Police evict thousands of migrants from north Paris sidewalks

    French police evicted thousands of migrants living on sidewalks in an area of northern Paris as dawn broke on Friday – many of them people who fled war or strife in countries as far away as Sudan, Eritrea and Afghanistan. Dozens of police and white police vans moved in at around 5 a.m. (0300 GMT) to clear the area where […]

    Police evict thousands of migrants from north Paris sidewalks
  • All eyes on Trump-Putin dynamics as they meet for first time at G20

    U.S. President Donald Trump and Russian President Vladimir Putin are set to size each other up in person for the first time on Friday in what promises to be the most highly anticipated meeting on the sidelines of the G20 summit. Trump has said he wants to find ways to work with Putin, a goal made more difficult by sharp […]

    All eyes on Trump-Putin dynamics as they meet for first time at G20
  • France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weapons

    France and Russia agreed on Thursday that fighting terrorism in Syria was their common objective, but pointedly avoided airing their differences over the sensitive issue of chemical weapons. France appears to be broadly aligning its foreign policy with the U.S. priorities of tackling terrorism while seeking better ties with Russia and avoiding a head-on clash with Moscow over Syria. French […]

    France, Russia discuss Syria, sidestep differences on chemical weapons
  • Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures

    The four Arab states leading the boycott against Qatar said late on Thursday that Doha’s refusal of their demands to resolve a Gulf diplomatic crisis is proof of its links to terror groups and that they would enact new measures against it. Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates, Egypt, and Bahrain released a joint statement carried by the countries’ state […]

    Four Arab states leading Qatar boycott say initial demands void, vow more measures
  • World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade

    Leaders from the world’s top economies prepared for tough talks with U.S. President Donald Trump on climate change and trade on Friday as a Group of 20 summit got underway in Germany amid the threat of violent protests. The meeting in the port city of Hamburg comes at a time of major shifts in the global geo-political landscape, with Trump’s […]

    World leaders braced for tough talks with Trump on climate, trade
  • Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says

    Climate change action need to go beyond the 2015 Paris agreement, French President Emmanuel Macron said on Thursday, in comments reinforcing his earlier position on an international deal hit by U.S President Donald Trump’s decision to pull out. “The Paris agreement is… a step in the right direction but it is not enough and we need to continue to advance […]

    Climate change action needs to go beyond Paris accord, Macron says

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At least 28 killed in bloody Mexican prison fight

At least 28 killed in bloody Mexican prison fight

July 7, 2017 at 9:40 am

A brutal fight broke out in a prison in the Mexican Pacific resort of Acapulco on Thursday, leaving at least 28 inmates dead in one of the worst outbreaks of violence in...

Africa »

‘We made it:’ Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

‘We made it:’ Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

July 7, 2017 at 10:26 am

Ali Said fled his war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while...

Asia »

Sri Lanka leader pledges to consult Buddhist leaders over new constitution

Sri Lanka leader pledges to consult Buddhist leaders over new constitution

July 7, 2017 at 9:43 am

Sri Lankan President Maithripala Sirisena on Thursday pledged to consult the country’s Buddhist leaders over his plans for constitutional reform, which he promised...

Economy »

Asia hit by Wall St. stumble, debt yields spike after ECB minutes

Asia hit by Wall St. stumble, debt yields spike after ECB minutes

July 7, 2017 at 8:52 am

Asian shares lost ground on Friday after a weak session on Wall Street, while global sovereign debt yields were elevated across the board on bets the European Central Bank...

Europe »

UK concerned at ‘faltering’ Ukraine reforms: foreign minister Johnson

UK concerned at ‘faltering’ Ukraine reforms: foreign minister Johnson

July 7, 2017 at 9:52 am

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson said on Thursday he was worried Ukrainian government reforms were faltering, citing concerns over the selection of Supreme Court judges...

Middle East »

India orders Kashmir clampdown ahead of anniversary of militant killing

India orders Kashmir clampdown ahead of anniversary of militant killing

July 7, 2017 at 10:18 am

Indian authorities on Friday shut down the internet in disputed Kashmir and sealed off the hometown of a slain militant leader a day before the anniversary of his killing...

UK »

Gross property insurance claims for London tower fire may reach 50 million pounds: insurer

Gross property insurance claims for London tower fire may reach 50 million pounds: insurer

July 7, 2017 at 9:57 am

The London fire that killed scores of people last month could lead to gross property and liability insurance claims of 50 million pounds ($64.80 million), the company that...

Energy »

Britain to hold 2021/22 back-up power capacity auction next February

Britain to hold 2021/22 back-up power capacity auction next February

July 7, 2017 at 8:14 am

Britain will hold an auction to secure up to 50.1 gigawatts (GW)of back-up electricity generating capacity for 2021/2022 in February 2018, the government said on Friday. Britain began...

Entertainment »

Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

July 7, 2017 at 10:40 am

The wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee died Thursday at age 93. Lee and his family released a statement saying Joan Lee died peacefully Thursday morning. The couple...

Technology »

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

July 7, 2017 at 10:57 am

Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing...

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Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani addresses parliament

April 25, 2016 at 7:58 pm

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani attends a joint session of the both Houses of Afghan Parliament in Kabul, Afghanistan on April 25, 2016. Afghan...

Sport »

Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

Wolves goalkeeper Ikeme diagnosed with leukaemia

July 7, 2017 at 10:03 am

Wolverhampton Wanderers goalkeeper Carl Ikeme has been diagnosed with acute leukaemia and will begin chemotherapy immediately, the club said on Thursday. Abnormal blood tests...

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Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla to build giant battery in Australia amid energy crisis

Tesla announced on Friday it will build the world’s largest lithium-ion battery in southern Australia, part of a bid to solve an energy crisis that has led to ongoing blackouts across the region. Tesla will partner with French renewable energy company Neoen to build the 100-megawatt battery farm in South Australia state, with Tesla CEO Elon Musk promising to deliver […]

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Microsoft laying off thousands of workers in sales shakeup

Microsoft laying off thousands of workers in sales shakeup

Microsoft is laying off thousands of employees in a shake-up aimed at selling more subscriptions to software applications that can be used on any internet-connected device. Most of the people losing their jobs work in sales and are located outside the U.S. The Redmond, Washington, company confirmed that it began sending the layoff notices Thursday, but declined to provide further […]

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France wants to stop sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

France wants to stop sales of gas and diesel cars by 2040

No more gasoline or diesel cars sold in France by 2040 — that’s the ambitious goal set Thursday by France’s environment minister as part of far-reaching efforts to wean the world’s No. 6 economy from fossil fuels. Some manufacturers and drivers met his proposals with skepticism, but others viewed them as a welcome riposte to U.S. President Donald Trump’s decision […]

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Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

Joan Lee, wife of comics legend Stan Lee, dies at age 93

The wife of Marvel Comics legend Stan Lee died Thursday at age 93. Lee and his family released a statement saying Joan Lee died peacefully Thursday morning. The couple had been married 69 years. Lee’s longtime publicist Dawn Miller confirmed the statement’s authenticity when contacted by The Associated Press. No additional details were provided, and the statement requested privacy. Stan […]

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Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

Cosby’s retrial on sex assault charges is set for November

Bill Cosby’s retrial on charges he drugged and molested a woman more than a decade ago is set for November. An order signed Thursday by Judge Steven O’Neill says all parties must report to the Montgomery County Courthouse in Norristown, Pennsylvania, on Nov. 6. Prosecutors found themselves back to square one June 17 after the judge declared a mistrial. The […]

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‘America’s Got Talent’ laps the television field

‘America’s Got Talent’ laps the television field

Much to NBC’s delight, there really hasn’t been much competition for “America’s Got Talent” as the summer’s favorite television show. Last week’s version of the competition was seen by 12.4 million people, the Nielsen company said Thursday. That’s nearly 5 million more than the week’s second most popular show, “World of Dance,” which has the advantage of following “Talent” on […]

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Ava DuVernay to create ‘Central Park Five’ drama for Netflix

Ava DuVernay to create ‘Central Park Five’ drama for Netflix

Netflix says the historic case of the Central Park Five will be brought to life in a limited series to be written and directed by Ava DuVernay. The five-episode drama will be based on the true story of five teenagers from Harlem who were wrongly convicted of raping Trisha Meili while she was jogging in New York’s Central Park. Each […]

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Pediatric unit built by Madonna in Malawi to open July 11

Pediatric unit built by Madonna in Malawi to open July 11

Madonna says the children’s wing at a hospital in Malawi she has been building for two years completed its first surgery last week and will officially open July 11. The Mercy James Institute for Pediatric Surgery and Intensive Care, located at the Queen Elizabeth Central Hospital in the city of Blantyre, had a soft opening and is the first of […]

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‘We made it:’ Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

‘We made it:’ Somali refugee arrives in US before new rules

Ali Said fled his war-torn Somalia two decades ago after his right leg was blown off by a grenade. Last year, the father of seven was shot in his other leg by robbers while living in a Kenyan refugee camp. As Said rolled his wheelchair up to a desk in a San Diego office hours after arriving in California from […]

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India orders Kashmir clampdown ahead of anniversary of militant killing

India orders Kashmir clampdown ahead of anniversary of militant killing

Indian authorities on Friday shut down the internet in disputed Kashmir and sealed off the hometown of a slain militant leader a day before the anniversary of his killing by the army, which had fuelled further unrest across the Himalayan region. Burhan Wani, a commander of the Hizbul Mujahideen militant group best known for appearing on social media in military […]

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