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Netanyahu in Paris to press Macron on Iran

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Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was seeking a stronger European stance against Iran's nuclear programme as he …

Colombian judge uses ChatGPT in ruling

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A judge in Colombia caused a stir by announcing he had used the AI chatbot ChatGPT in preparing a ruling in a children's …

Putin draws parallels between WWII and Ukraine conflict

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President Vladimir Putin leveraged a World War II commemoration on Thursday to whip up support for his army's …

JD Beck and DOMi, the supersonic jazz duo headed to the Grammys

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With their musical dexterity and supersonic sound, JD Beck and DOMi have attracted major attention from artists ranging …

Pope urges Congolese youth to build better future

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Pope Francis on Thursday urged tens of thousands of young people in the Democratic Republic of Congo to work towards a …

Putin warns West over arms deliveries to Ukraine

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President Vladimir Putin on Thursday vowed a decisive response to any country threatening Russia and lashed out against …

New Czech leader urges 'no limits' on aid to Ukraine

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Czech president-elect Petr Pavel, a former NATO general, said Thursday there should be "no limits" on military aid to …

ECB hikes rates again, vows more in March

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The European Central Bank raised interest rates again Thursday and signalled it would "stay the course" with an …

Record Shell profit on soaring energy prices sparks outrage

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British energy giant Shell on Thursday unveiled record annual net profit of $42.3 billion thanks to surging oil and gas …

Zelensky warns of Russia 'revenge' as EU chief visits

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Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelensky on Thursday warned that Russia was building up its troops to take "revenge" on …

ECB hikes rates again, says to 'stay course'

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The European Central Bank raised interest rates again Thursday and signalled it would "stay the course" in its monetary …

EU parliament lifts immunity of two MEPs in graft probe

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The European Parliament on Thursday lifted the immunity of two lawmakers targeted in a Belgian probe into suspected …

Russia evokes WWII to blast EU ahead of summit in Kyiv

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Russia accused the West of wanting to inflict a lasting defeat against Moscow and lashed out against EU chief Ursula von …

India's Adani empire loses more than $100 bn after fraud claims

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The crisis around Indian tycoon Gautam Adani deepened Thursday with the total loss of value to his indebted empire …

Shell logs record 2022 profit on soaring energy prices

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Shell's net profit surged to a record $42.3 billion last year, the British energy giant said Thursday, as Russia's …

Philippines expands US access to military bases

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The United States and the Philippines announced a deal Thursday to give US troops access to another four bases in the …

Australia to remove British monarch from banknotes

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Australia will remove the British monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II's image on its $5 …

Russia strikes Ukraine residential building, Kyiv warns of fresh offensive

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Rescuers searched for survivors in the rubble of an apartment building in eastern Ukraine on Thursday after a Russian …

Hosts want 'urgent' answers over Saudi sponsorship of Women's World Cup

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Co-hosts New Zealand and Australia said Thursday they "urgently" want answers from FIFA over reports Saudi Arabia's …

Late Australian cardinal's funeral sparks Sydney protests

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Protesters confronted mourners with chants of "shame" outside the funeral of controversial top Vatican cardinal George …

India's Adani shares plunge again after stock sale cancelled

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Under-fire Indian tycoon Gautam Adani insisted Thursday that the fundamentals of his conglomerate were "strong" even as …

Russians mark Stalingrad anniversary in shadow of Ukraine conflict

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President Vladimir Putin is set to preside Thursday over commemorations to mark the 80th anniversary of the Soviet …

Peru Congress again rejects snap poll despite protests

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Peru's congress on Wednesday voted down another bid to advance elections from April 2024 to this year, a move sought by …

Philippines to expand US access to military bases: official

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The United States and the Philippines are expected to announce a deal Thursday that will give US troops access to …

Seeing is believing? Global scramble to tackle deepfakes

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Chatbots spouting falsehoods, face-swapping apps crafting porn videos and cloned voices defrauding companies of millions …

Australia to oust monarch from banknotes

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Australia will erase the British-based monarch from its banknotes, replacing the late Queen Elizabeth II's image on its …

Tears and anger as US police beating victim Tyre Nichols laid to rest

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Civil rights leaders, family and friends came together in a Memphis church Wednesday to bid farewell to Tyre Nichols, …

Ukraine targets oligarch, ex-minister in graft clampdown

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Ukraine expanded a clampdown on corruption Wednesday, launching coordinated searches of residences linked to a divisive …

Russian police seize protest artist's work in exhibition raid

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Russian police seized a protest artist's work in a raid on an anti-war exhibition in Saint Petersburg on Wednesday, …

IPL will become 'world's biggest domestic sporting event', says Strauss

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Former England captain Andrew Strauss forecast Wednesday the Indian Premier League would eclipse American football's NFL …

Rugby scandals pave way for 2023 Six Nations

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This year's Six Nations Championship starts on Saturday -- and for officials confronting mutiple crises among Europe's …

NFL superstar Brady announces 'retiring for good'

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Record-breaking NFL quarterback Tom Brady announced on Wednesday that he was "retiring for good" at the age of 45, one …

Police beating victim Tyre Nichols laid to rest in Memphis

Feb 01 2023

Hundreds gathered in a Memphis church Wednesday to bid farewell to Tyre Nichols, an African American man who died after …

Germany says goodbye to Ukraine-bound tanks

Feb 01 2023

Germany's defence minister on Wednesday showed off the tanks Berlin is preparing to send to Kyiv, but recognised a …

US Fed unveils smaller rate hike but signals inflation fight not over

Feb 01 2023

America's Federal Reserve slowed its pace of interest rate hikes Wednesday, tempering an aggressive campaign to rein in …

'Surprising' ancient Egyptian mummy ingredients discovered

Feb 01 2023

The discovery of dozens of beakers and bowls in a mummification workshop has helped reveal how ancient Egyptians …

Pope Francis slams 'brutal atrocities' in DR Congo

Feb 01 2023

Pope Francis slammed "brutal atrocities" committed in eastern DR Congo after hearing harrowing accounts of violence from …

Half a million strike in UK as cost-of-living crisis bites

Feb 01 2023

Half a million people stopped work over pay in Britain on Wednesday leaving transport networks paralysed and thousands …

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency, effectively delaying polls

Feb 01 2023

Myanmar's military authorities announced a six-month extension to a state of emergency on Wednesday, effectively …

Ukraine raids homes, offices in graft clampdown

Feb 01 2023

Ukraine expanded a clampdown on corruption on Wednesday launching coordinated searches of residences linked to a …

Myanmar junta extends state of emergency, likely delaying polls

Feb 01 2023

Myanmar's military authorities announced a six-month extension to a state of emergency on Wednesday, likely delaying …

'We can't be blackmailed': Kosovo PM not giving in against Serbia

Feb 01 2023

With pressure mounting from US and European allies to strike a deal with arch-rival Serbia, Kosovo's Prime Minister …

US Fed set to slow rate hikes but signal inflation fight not over

Feb 01 2023

The Federal Reserve started the second day of its policy meeting Wednesday, on growing expectations that it will step …

Half a million strike in UK's largest walkout in 12 years

Feb 01 2023

Half a million workers went on strike in Britain on Wednesday, calling for higher wages in the largest such walkout in …

Dreaming of peace, DR Congo faithful flock to see pope

Feb 01 2023

One hope united the million people who streamed to see Pope Francis perform mass in DR Congo's capital Wednesday -- that …

Arctic cold 'no sweat' for electric cars in Norway

Feb 01 2023

Norwegian electric car owners have a word for the way they feel when they look nervously at their battery indicators …

Myanmar streets empty in protest on coup anniversary

Feb 01 2023

Streets emptied and shops closed in protest across Myanmar on Wednesday, the second anniversary of the coup that toppled …

Premier League January spending spree sends records tumbling

Feb 01 2023

Premier League clubs spent a record £815 million ($1 billion) in a frantic January transfer window -- nearly double the …

One million faithful attend pope's mass in DR Congo capital

Feb 01 2023

Over a million worshippers turned out for a papal mass in DR Congo's capital Wednesday, organisers said, on the second …

Huge crowds turn out for pope's mass in DR Congo capital

Feb 01 2023

A huge crowd of singing and dancing worshippers turned out to attend a papal mass in DR Congo's capital Wednesday, on …

Share sale fails to halt Adani market slide in India

Feb 01 2023

A successful public offer failed to stop investors dumping shares in Indian tycoon Gautam Adani's business empire for a …

ChatGPT maker fields tool for spotting AI-written text

Feb 01 2023

Creators of a ChatGPT bot causing a stir for its ability to mimic human writing on Tuesday released a tool designed to …

All Blacks star Savea praises Johnstone's 'courageous' coming out

Feb 01 2023

New Zealand forward Ardie Savea said Wednesday that he believes Campbell Johnstone's "courageous" coming out as the …

Ukraine hopes for progress on path to EU at Kyiv summit

Feb 01 2023

Ukraine will hold a summit with the European Union in Kyiv this week, the government announced Tuesday, as it expressed …

Massive crowds expected for papal mass in DR Congo capital

Feb 01 2023

Up to a million people are tipped to celebrate a papal mass in DR Congo's capital on Wednesday, on the second day of …

Peru's Congress still undecided on early poll, as protesters stand firm

Feb 01 2023

Peruvian lawmakers on Tuesday once again failed to agree on a plan to bring forward elections in a bid to end weeks of …

Myanmar marks coup anniversary with eyes on junta election plan

Feb 01 2023

Myanmar democracy activists called for businesses to close nationwide on Wednesday to mark the second anniversary of …

Gaming world finally gets its Grammy due

Feb 01 2023

From "The Legend of Zelda" theme to the infectious "Super Mario Bros" score, sound and music have long been foundational …

Clickbait or creativity? The art world wrestles with AI

Feb 01 2023

Online tools that can create wonderful, absurd and sometimes horrifying images using artificial intelligence (AI) have …

Chelsea pay record fee for Fernandez as Cancelo joins Bayern

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea paid a Premier League record fee of 121 million euros to sign Enzo Fernandez as Joao Cancelo made a surprise …

Chelsea sign Fernandez for Premier League-record 121 mn euros

Feb 01 2023

Chelsea have signed World Cup winner Enzo Fernandez from Benfica for a British-record 121 million euros ($131 million), …

Trees could cut urban heatwave mortality by a third: study

Feb 01 2023

Planting more trees in urban areas to lower summertime temperatures could decrease deaths directly linked to hot weather …

Elvis Presley's widow disputes late daughter's will

Feb 01 2023

Elvis Presley's widow Priscilla has disputed their late daughter's will, claiming that an amendment which would remove …

Peru's Congress again delays decision on early elections, as protesters stand firm

Feb 01 2023

Peruvian lawmakers on Tuesday once again failed to agree on a plan to bring forward elections in a bid to end weeks of …

Pakistan mosque blast that killed 100 was 'revenge against police'

Jan 31 2023

A suicide blast at a mosque inside a Pakistan police headquarters was a targeted revenge attack, a police chief said …

Ukraine announces EU-Ukraine summit in Kyiv on Friday

Jan 31 2023

Ukraine's prime minister announced that a summit with the European Union will take place in Kyiv on Friday that would …

IOC rejects Russian demand that its athletes compete without restrictions

Jan 31 2023

The International Olympic Committee on Tuesday rebuffed a Russian demand that its athletes be treated the same as those …

French protests against Macron's pension reform gather momentum

Jan 31 2023

Protests against French President Emmanuel Macron's plan to reform the pension system gathered momentum on Tuesday, with …

Protesters stand ground as Peru congress mulls early elections

Jan 31 2023

Protesters who have brought parts of Peru to a standstill for weeks closed in on Lima's international airport Tuesday as …

Pope denounces 'economic colonialism' on DR Congo visit

Jan 31 2023

Pope Francis arrived in the Democratic Republic of Congo on Tuesday, denouncing "economic colonialism" that he said had …

Blinken voices sorrow for 'innocent' Palestinians killed

Jan 31 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken expressed sorrow Tuesday for "innocent" Palestinians killed in months of spiralling …

Kyiv eyes 140 Western tanks, Russia claims east Ukraine gains

Jan 31 2023

Ukraine said Tuesday it was expecting up to 140 modern tanks from its Western allies, as Russian forces claimed new …

French mass protests challenge Macron over pensions plan

Jan 31 2023

French protesters launched a new push Tuesday to pressure President Emmanuel Macron into dropping a pension reform plan, …

49 boys drown in Pakistan boating accident

Jan 31 2023

Forty-nine children died when their overloaded boat capsized in northwest Pakistan, police said Tuesday after divers …

Jewish heirs sue Guggenheim over Picasso sold to flee Nazis

Jan 31 2023

When Karl and Rosi Adler fled the Nazis in 1938 they sold a Pablo Picasso painting to fund their escape. Now, their …

Thousands greet Pope in conflict-torn DR Congo

Jan 31 2023

Massive crowds thronged for a glimpse of Pope Francis as he made his way through the streets of Kinshasa Tuesday, after …

Pope arrives in DR Congo on 'beautiful trip' to Africa

Jan 31 2023

Pope Francis landed in the Democratic Republic of Congo Tuesday, hailing his "beautiful trip" to Africa as he comes …

Pope visits conflict-torn central Africa, first stop DR Congo

Jan 31 2023

Pope Francis embarked on his fifth visit to Africa on Tuesday, where he will first visit the Democratic Republic of …

Brexit gloom prevails on UK's three-year anniversary

Jan 31 2023

British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak defended Brexit as a "huge opportunity" on Tuesday, as the UK marked three years …

New French protests, strikes target Macron pensions plan

Jan 31 2023

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday faced a new wave of anger over his plan to reform pensions, with nationwide …

Pakistan mosque blast that killed 95 was 'revenge against police'

Jan 31 2023

A suicide blast at a mosque inside a police headquarters in Pakistan that killed more than 90 people was a targeted …

Ukraine war dominates Nobel year again

Jan 31 2023

From NATO's secretary general to the Ukrainian president, the war in Ukraine dominates the publicly known names …

Blinken meets Palestinian leaders in bid to restore calm

Jan 31 2023

US Secretary of State Antony Blinken was set to meet Palestinian leaders Tuesday for his final stop on a Middle East …

Is there life on Mars? Maybe, and it could have dropped its teddy

Jan 31 2023

Yogi, Paddington and Winnie the Pooh, move over. There's a new bear in town. Or on Mars, anyway.

France faces huge disruption as pension protests kick off

Jan 31 2023

France woke up to a day of paralysis Tuesday with transport blockages, mass strikes and demonstrations hitting the …

Pope visits conflict-ridden central Africa, first stop DR Congo

Jan 31 2023

Pope Francis embarked on his fifth visit to Africa on Tuesday, flying to the Democratic Republic of Congo and then South …

Adani empire tumbles again with stock sale hanging in the balance

Jan 31 2023

Investors dumped more Adani shares on Tuesday, deepening the carnage at India's biggest conglomerate which has already …

More than 80 killed in Pakistan mosque blast

Jan 31 2023

Bodies were still being pulled Tuesday from the wreckage of a mosque blast at a police headquarters in northwestern …

Biden rejects F-16s for Ukraine as Russia claims advances

Jan 31 2023

President Joe Biden said Monday the United States would not provide F-16 fighter jets to Ukraine, as Kyiv expands the …

More than 80 killed in Pakistan mosque blast targeting police

Jan 31 2023

Bodies were still being pulled Tuesday from the wreckage of a mosque blast that targeted police officers in northwestern …

France braces for disruption as more pension protests loom

Jan 31 2023

France is bracing for major transport blockages on Tuesday, with mass strikes and protests set to hit the country for …

Climate disinfo surges in denial, conspiracy comeback

Jan 31 2023

False information about climate change flourished online over the past year, researchers say, with denialist social …

Over 60 dead, mostly police, in Pakistan mosque blast

Jan 31 2023

Over 60 people, most of them police, were killed in a blast at a mosque inside a highly sensitive Pakistan police …

Seventh Memphis officer suspended, three firefighters sacked, over fatal beating

Jan 31 2023

Memphis police said Monday a seventh officer has been suspended over the fatal beating of Tyre Nichols, a young Black …

Real Madrid expected to continue European dominance of Club World Cup

Jan 31 2023

One of the last Club World Cups in its current format begins on Wednesday in Morocco, where Real Madrid will be …

IMF lifts 2023 growth forecast with boost from China reopening

Jan 31 2023

Global growth is set to be higher than expected this year, the IMF said Monday, raising its forecast on surprisingly …

Boeing to deliver last 747, the plane that democratized flying

Jan 31 2023

Boeing is set to officially bid farewell to the original jumbo jet, the 747, as it makes its final commercial delivery …

Samsung quarterly profits plunge to 8 year low on demand slump

Jan 31 2023

Samsung Electronics said Tuesday that its fourth-quarter operating profits plunged nearly 70 percent, the biggest drop …

Mickelson 'at peace' if never plays PGA, Ryder Cup again

Jan 31 2023

Phil Mickelson says he will be "at peace" if he never plays in a PGA Tour event or Ryder Cup again, nearly one year …

West Ham ease past Derby to earn Man Utd clash in FA Cup

Jan 31 2023

David Moyes cannot wait to take on his former club Manchester United in the FA Cup fifth round after goals from Jarrod …

Probed in Brazil, Bolsonaro seeks six more months in US

Jan 31 2023

Brazil's former president Jair Bolsonaro, who is under investigation for his supporters' storming of government …

Peru mulls bringing elections forward as protests boil

Jan 31 2023

Peru's Congress on Monday debated a bill to bring forward elections in a bid to end weeks of protests that have left …