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Belarus leader Lukashenko sworn in at secret ceremony: agency

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Belarusian President Alexander Lukashenko has been sworn in for a sixth term at a secret ceremony held with no prior …

Navalny discharged from hospital, eyes full recovery

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Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who the West believes was poisoned with a Soviet-era nerve agent, has been …

China stakes claim as climate leader while lambasting US 'obstruction'

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The US is guilty of "obstructing" the global fight against emissions, China said Wednesday, as Beijing seized the …

At least 380 whales dead in Australia mass stranding

AFP - 2h ago

At least 380 whales have died in a mass stranding in southern Australia, officials said Wednesday, with rescuers …

Ginsburg to lie in repose as US Republicans eye quick replacement

AFP - 4h ago

Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, whose death has opened a crucial Supreme Court seat that Republican President Donald Trump …

'Nothing to hide' - Tour de France team leader denies doping

AFP - 5h ago

The leader of a Tour de France team caught up in a doping investigation said he had "nothing to hide" after two unnamed …

Families fear for Hong Kong fugitives in China custody

AFP - 5h ago

On the night he made a failed attempt to flee to Taiwan by speedboat, 16-year-old Hong Konger Hoang received a phone …

In Ecuador, pair of Andean condors revives hope for species' survival

AFP - 4h ago

On a rocky outcrop in an Ecuadoran nature reserve, a pair of prolific Andean condors are giving conservationists a …

US passes 200,000 virus deaths as spread quickens worldwide

AFP - 6h ago

The United States has passed 200,000 deaths from the coronavirus pandemic, as a record-breaking wave of new infections …

China eyes climate leadership with 2060 carbon neutral goal

AFP - 4h ago

Chinese President Xi Jinping moved to seize the climate agenda from the US, vowing that the world's largest polluter …

Hundreds of whales dead in Australia stranding

AFP - 4h ago

Hundreds of pilot whales have died in a mass stranding in southern Australia despite efforts to save them, with rescuers …

Trump lashes China as UN warns against 'Cold War'

AFP - 7h ago

US President Donald Trump cast blame on China over the coronavirus pandemic in an address on Tuesday before the United …

Tesla cuts battery cost on road to $25K model

AFP - 7h ago

Tesla on Tuesday said it is slashing battery costs to speed a global shift to renewable energy, and could have a $25,000 …

Luxury Geneva hotels face 'life-threatening' corona crunch

AFP - 2h ago

Behind its deep-red awnings, Richemont's blinds have been closed since July, after the coronavirus pandemic left the …

ISS moves to avoid space debris

AFP - 1h ago

Astronauts on the International Space Station carried out an "avoidance maneuver" Tuesday to ensure they would not be …

Trump set to announce Supreme Court pick, Republicans eye quick confirmation

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President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will announce his pick on Saturday for the crucial Supreme Court seat left open …

Hopkins explores horrors of dementia in 'The Father'

AFP - 2h ago

Convincing movie legend Anthony Hopkins to star in your first-ever film is a tall order for any director.

Rescuers find another 200 stranded whales in Australia

AFP - 2h ago

Rescuers trying to refloat a pod of stranded whales in a remote Australian harbour say they have found another 200, …

Baseball aiming to have fans at World Series: Manfred

AFP - 4h ago

Major League Baseball commissioner Rob Manfred hopes to have fans in the stadium for this year's World Series and …

Freed Taliban have returned to battlefield: top Afghan negotiator

AFP - 3h ago

A number of Taliban prisoners who were released by the Afghan government as a condition for peace talks have taken up …

US health officials take the scare out of Halloween

AFP - 2h ago

Forget the princess outfit, the Batman suit, or the Donald Trump mask.

ISS initiates move to avoid space debris

AFP - 1h ago

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station were carrying out an "avoidance maneuver" on Tuesday to ensure the ISS …

Man Utd reach League Cup last 16 as coronavirus causes chaos

AFP - 9h ago

Manchester United moved into the League Cup fourth round with a 3-0 win at Luton, while West Ham boss David Moyes and …

Nike cheers return of pro sports as earnings top expectations

AFP - 2h ago

Nike shares rocketed higher Tuesday after the company reported blowout quarterly earnings on strong digital sales and …

In major move, China sets 2060 goal to go carbon neutral

Sep 22 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday that the world's largest greenhouse gas polluter will peak emissions in 2030 …

Turkey, Greece agree to talks on Mediterranean tensions

Sep 22 2020

Turkey and Greece have agreed to talks over disputed waters in the eastern Mediterranean, both sides said on Tuesday, …

China sets 2060 goal to go carbon neutral

Sep 22 2020

Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed Tuesday that the world's largest greenhouse gas polluter will peak emissions in 2030 …

Britain to impose new virus curbs as WHO issues grim warning

Sep 22 2020

The British government announced fresh steps on Tuesday to try to stop a coronavirus surge in England, as the World …

Trump to announce Supreme Court pick Saturday, Republicans close ranks

Sep 22 2020

President Donald Trump said Tuesday he will announce his pick on Saturday for the crucial Supreme Court seat left open …

UN chief warns against 'new Cold War'

Sep 22 2020

UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Tuesday urged the world to prevent a Cold War between the United States and …

Rescuers race to save scores of stranded whales in Australia

Sep 22 2020

Rescuers raced to save nearly 200 whales stuck in a remote Australian harbour on Tuesday, hoping to minimise the death …

Britain to impose new virus curbs as US nears 200,000 deaths

Sep 22 2020

The British government will announce fresh steps Tuesday to try and stop a coronavirus surge in England, while the …

Rescuers race to save 180 stranded whales in Australia

Sep 22 2020

Rescuers faced a race against time to save nearly 200 whales stuck in a remote Australian harbour on Tuesday, hoping to …

Trump to name Supreme Court pick at end of week

Sep 22 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday he will announce his nominee for the empty Supreme Court seat at the end of this …

Chinese tycoon and Xi critic jailed for 18 years for corruption

Sep 22 2020

A Chinese real estate tycoon and outspoken critic of President Xi Jinping was jailed for 18 years on Tuesday for …

Apple chief says fires and storms show impact of climate change

Sep 22 2020

Apple chief Tim Cook said Monday he views the recent increase in fires, hurricanes and floods as strong proof that …

Vatican, China prepare to renew historic deal to US anger

Sep 22 2020

The Vatican and China are preparing to renew a historic deal on the appointment of bishops that has slightly thawed icy …

Patagonia calls out climate deniers with blunt message on label

Sep 22 2020

Outdoor retailer Patagonia, known for championing environmental causes, has put it bluntly to voters in a label on a …

New York police officer charged with spying for China

Sep 22 2020

US authorities have charged a New York police officer with espionage, accusing him of gathering information about the …

Rebooted Roland Garros struggles to escape shadow of coronavirus

Sep 22 2020

Having been pushed back four months to September to escape the worst of the coronavirus, the French Open gets underway …

NASA plans for return to Moon to cost $28 billion

Sep 22 2020

NASA on Monday revealed its latest plan to return astronauts to the Moon in 2024, and estimated the cost of meeting that …

Rescue under way to save 180 stranded whales in Australia

Sep 22 2020

Up to 90 whales have died and a 180 more are still stranded in a remote bay in southern Australia as a "challenging" …

US closes in on 200,000 virus deaths, weeks before election

Sep 22 2020

The United States edged close to registering 200,000 Covid-19 deaths on Monday, the latest grim milestone for the …

Two in custody in Tour de France doping probe

Sep 22 2020

French police detained two people on Monday as part of an investigation into suspected doping at this year's Tour de …

Guardiola salutes 'incredible' Foden as Man City make winning start

Sep 22 2020

Pep Guardiola labelled Phil Foden as "incredible" after Manchester City survived a scare to start their Premier League …

Judge accused of mixing faith and law tipped for US Supreme Court

Sep 21 2020

Judge Amy Coney Barrett, the leading contender for Ruth Bader Ginsburg's US Supreme Court seat, is a darling of …

Trump vows to block any TikTok deal that allows Chinese control

Sep 21 2020

A deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok was thrown into doubt Monday when President Donald Trump …

Arctic summer sea ice second lowest on record: US researchers

Sep 21 2020

Arctic summer sea ice melted in 2020 to the second smallest size since records began 42 years ago, US scientists …

Trump defiantly presses 'UN' sanctions on Iran

Sep 21 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday that he was imposing sanctions on Iranians for violating a UN arms embargo and …

Italy's left defeats far-right bid to take stronghold Tuscany

Sep 21 2020

The far-right conceded defeat Monday after a fierce battle in Italy's regional elections for the left-wing bastion of …

Hundreds of whales stranded in southern Australia

Sep 21 2020

At least twenty-five whales have died and scientists are trying to rescue 250 more that are stranded in a remote bay on …

No EU sanctions on Belarus despite opposition leader plea

Sep 21 2020

EU foreign ministers on Monday failed to agree sanctions over the political crisis in Belarus, despite a plea for …

Italy's left claims victory in battle with far-right for Tuscany

Sep 21 2020

The far-right looked set to lose a fierce battle for the left-wing bastion of Tuscany in Italy's regional elections …

US announces 'UN' sanctions on Iran, Venezuela's Maduro

Sep 21 2020

The United States said Monday it was imposing sanctions on Iran's defense ministry and Venezuelan President Nicolas …

British-French actor and 'Bond' villain Michael Lonsdale dies

Sep 21 2020

Michael Lonsdale, the British-French actor with a far-ranging film and theatre career but most widely recognised as the …

Pogacar slays Jumbo's Goliath to rise above the Tour doubters

Sep 21 2020

As Tadej Pogacar celebrated his 22nd birthday on Monday, a day after becoming the youngest winner of the Tour de France …

Trump vows to block any TikTok deal allowing Chinese control

Sep 21 2020

President Donald Trump on Monday threw into doubt a deal to restructure ownership of the popular video app TikTok, …

Trump says will nominate Supreme Court replacement at end of week

Sep 21 2020

President Donald Trump said Monday he will nominate a replacement for the late Ruth Bader Ginsburg on the Supreme Court …

Partial virus lockdown in Madrid as US deaths near 200,000

Sep 21 2020

A million people in and around the Spanish capital on Monday were under a new lockdown to contain another coronavirus …

Thai protesters vow to fight after 'people's plaque' removed

Sep 21 2020

A "People's Plaque" installed by protesters near Bangkok's Royal Palace was "planted in the hearts of the Thai people", …

Thai protesters vow to keep up fight after 'people's plaque' removed

Sep 21 2020

A 'People's Plaque' installed by protesters near Bangkok's Royal Palace was also "planted in the hearts of the Thai …

HSBC shares hit 25-year low on report of China 'unreliable list'

Sep 21 2020

Shares in banking giant HSBC plunged to a 25-year low Monday on fears it could be added to a Chinese list of firms …

Rip-roaring Tour de France a litany of cautionary tales

Sep 21 2020

Cycling's rescheduled Tour de France made a proud entry into Paris Sunday with its boyish champion Tadej Pogacar the …

Ousted and outspoken: the lady taking on The Lady in Myanmar

Sep 21 2020

Booted from Aung San Suu Kyi's "chaotic and autocratic" party, one female MP is now taking on Myanmar's national heroine …

Biden calls Trump's US Supreme Court push 'abuse of power'

Sep 21 2020

White House hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday branded Donald Trump's moves to fill a Supreme Court vacancy less than two …

Race superhero series 'Watchmen' wins big at 'remote' Emmys

Sep 21 2020

"Watchmen," a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, triumphed at the Emmys on Sunday as the stars beamed in live …

Taj Mahal reopens even as India coronavirus cases soar

Sep 21 2020

India's famed Taj Mahal and some schools reopened on Monday as authorities pressed ahead with kickstarting the nation’s …

Thai protesters plaque removed after calls for royal reform

Sep 21 2020

A plaque installed on the weekend by activists in Bangkok declaring Thailand "belongs to the people" had been removed …

Judge halts WeChat download ban in US-China tech battle

Sep 21 2020

A US judge on Sunday blocked the government's ban on WeChat downloads, hours before it was due to take effect in an …

Up to 70 whales stranded in southern Australia

Sep 21 2020

Around 70 whales are stranded in a bay on the Australian island of Tasmania, officials said Monday, with marine experts …

Unveiling: Malaysian activist fights for hijab freedom

Sep 21 2020

Harassed and placed under investigation by religious authorities -- activist Maryam Lee is a highly controversial figure …

Lost at sea: surfboard drifts 8,000 km from Hawaii to Philippines

Sep 21 2020

When big wave surfer Doug Falter lost his board in a wipeout in Hawaii, his best hope was for a local fisherman to pick …

Race superhero series 'Watchmen' wins big at Emmys with stars at home

Sep 21 2020

"Watchmen," a dark superhero series that tackles US racism, triumphed at the Emmys on Sunday as winners beamed in live …

Emmys open with stars at home -- and big wins for 'Schitt's Creek'

Sep 21 2020

Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys Sunday from an empty Los Angeles theater filled with cardboard cutouts of A-listers, …

Egypt discovers 14 ancient sarcophagi at Saqqara

Sep 21 2020

Egypt's antiquities ministry announced Sunday the discovery of 14 sarcophagi in the Saqqara necropolis south of Cairo …

'Virtual' Emmys open with cardboard cutouts, remote video calls

Sep 21 2020

Host Jimmy Kimmel opened the Emmys on Sunday from an empty Los Angeles theater filled with cardboard cutouts of the …

Richest 1%'s emissions twice that of poorest 50%: analysis

Sep 21 2020

The richest one percent of people are responsible for more than twice as much carbon pollution as the poorest half of …

Major banks moved vast sums of illicit money: ICIJ

Sep 21 2020

Massive sums of allegedly dirty money have flowed for years through some of the world's largest banking institutions, …

Top seeds Djokovic, Halep into Italian Open finals

Sep 21 2020

Top seeds Novak Djokovic and Simona Halep both advanced to the finals of the Italian Open on Sunday as fans returned to …

Taj Mahal reopens even as India cases soar

Sep 20 2020

The Taj Mahal reopens to visitors on Monday in a symbolic business-as-usual gesture, even as India looks set to overtake …

Hollywood stars don pajamas for pandemic-era 'virtual' Emmys

Sep 20 2020

TV stars picked out their favorite pajamas ahead of Sunday's reinvented, pandemic-hit Emmys, which will see nominees …

DeChambeau wins US Open to capture first major victory

Sep 20 2020

Bryson DeChambeau captured his first major golf title on Sunday, firing a three-under par 67 to win the 120th US Open …

Biden urges halt of Trump's US Supreme Court push

Sep 20 2020

Democratic hopeful Joe Biden on Sunday urged lawmakers to wait until after November's election to tackle a Supreme Court …

Iran says US faces 'maximum isolation' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Sep 20 2020

Iran said Sunday its arch-foe the United States is facing "maximum isolation" after major powers dismissed a unilateral …

Tens of thousands defy police crackdown to protest in Belarus

Sep 20 2020

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in the Belarusian capital of Minsk Sunday, defying a heavy security …

US race heats up as Trump seeks quick court replacement

Sep 20 2020

The race for the White House heated up Sunday with both sides galvanized by the battle to nominate a new Supreme Court …

Tens of thousands protest in Belarus capital

Sep 20 2020

Tens of thousands of opposition supporters marched in the Belarusian capital of Minsk on Sunday despite authorities …

Iran says US 'isolated' as world powers dismiss sanctions

Sep 20 2020

Iran said Sunday its arch-foe the United States was "isolated" after a US unilateral declaration that UN sanctions are …

Belarus opposition to march after police crackdown

Sep 20 2020

Belarusian authorities on Sunday brought military trucks and barbed wire into central Minsk ahead of a planned …

US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in force

Sep 20 2020

The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran were back in force and promised to …

US defies world to say Iran UN sanctions back in effect

Sep 20 2020

The United States unilaterally proclaimed on Saturday that UN sanctions against Iran were back in force and promised to …

Trump says will name woman to succeed Ginsburg in Supreme Court

Sep 20 2020

US President Donald Trump on Saturday said he would nominate a woman to succeed late Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader …

Thai protesters defy monarchy with 'People's Plaque'

Sep 20 2020

Thousands of protesters cheered as activists installed a plaque in Bangkok Sunday declaring that Thailand "belongs to …

From foe to friend: how Iran transformed post-war Iraq ties

Sep 20 2020

In the four decades since Iran and Iraq went to war, Tehran has turned enmity into influence, seeing its allies …

Trump touts 'fantastic' TikTok deal with Walmart and Oracle

Sep 20 2020

President Donald Trump said Saturday he had approved a deal allowing Silicon Valley giant Oracle to become the data …

China's rich seek bodyguards schooled in digital dark arts

Sep 20 2020

At the "Genghis Security Academy", which bills itself as China's only dedicated bodyguard school, students learn that …

Thai protesters install 'People's Plaque', call for royal reform

Sep 20 2020

Thousands of protesters cheered as activists installed a new plaque Sunday declaring that Thailand "belongs to the …

Champagne on ice with Tour de France arriving in Paris

Sep 20 2020

The world's greatest cycling race will culminate in a triumphant procession into Paris on Sunday after a 21-stage jaunt …

Trump's Supreme Court push roils US election

Sep 20 2020

US President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to quickly nominate a successor, likely a woman, to replace late Supreme Court …

'We got this': American left galvanized by death of RBG

Sep 20 2020

The death of Ruth Bader Ginsburg sounded a warning for American progressives, thousands of whom -- wracked with …

Palantir listing may shine light on secretive Big Data firm

Sep 20 2020

Perhaps the most secretive firm to emerge from Silicon Valley, Palantir Technologies is set for a stock market debut …

Impunity robs Romania trafficking victims of justice

Sep 20 2020

"I want him to pay for everything I've suffered," says a short, frail 24-year-old Romanian who was forced into …