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Who is 'Mr No Deal'? Johnson, EU spar on Brexit at G7

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Accusing one another of being "Mr No Deal", British Prime Minister Boris Johnson and EU Council President Donald Tusk …

EU leaders round on Trump over trade at G7

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EU leaders rounded on US President Donald Trump over his trade threats Saturday at a G7 summit in France overshadowed by …

Rashford suffers penalty woe as Palace stun Man Utd, Lampard gets first Chelsea win

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Manchester United suffered fresh penalty woe as Marcus Rashford missed from the spot in their shock 2-1 home defeat …

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as outrage over Amazon grows

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Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed Saturday, amid …

Root and Denly keep Australia at bay

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England captain Joe Root and Joe Denly were fighting hard to prevent a three-day defeat in the third Test after …

Hong Kong police fire tear gas as clashes return to city streets

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Hong Kong riot police on Saturday fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, …

Hundreds of new fires in Brazil as Amazon outrage grows

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Hundreds of new fires are raging in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil, official data showed Saturday, amid …

Thousands join anti-G7 march as world leaders fly in

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More than 9,000 anti-G7 protesters joined a mass march across the French-Spanish border on Saturday as world leaders …

Trump, EU clash over trade at G7 opening

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US President Donald Trump and EU leaders exchanged trade war threats Saturday as they arrived in France for a G7 summit …

Isolated Trump descends on G7, talking trade war

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An isolated President Donald Trump arrived Saturday for the G7 summit in Biarritz bearing threats of tariffs against …

Protests to greet G7 leaders as they talk Amazon fires, trade

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The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southwest France on Saturday, a gathering clouded by the burning …

Docking aborted for Russia's first humanoid robot in space

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An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit failed to dock automatically at the …

Tear gas fired as Hong Kong police, protesters clash

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Hong Kong riot cops fired tear gas and baton-charged protesters who retaliated with a barrage of stones, bottles and …

Docking fails for Russia's first humanoid robot sent into space

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An unmanned spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot to be sent into orbit failed to dock automatically at the …

Protests to greet G7 leaders as they discuss Amazon fires, trade

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The leaders of the G7 club of rich countries meet in southwestern France on Saturday, with the burning Amazon, diving …

Tension spikes in Hong Kong as police square off with protesters

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Tension flickered across Hong Kong Saturday as riot cops squared off with protesters near a police station in a …

UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention

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A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday, ending a two-week …

Soyuz spacecraft carrying humanoid robot fails to dock with space station

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A Soyuz spacecraft carrying Russia's first humanoid robot on Saturday failed to dock automatically with the …

Trump heads to G7 with potshot at French hosts over taxes

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US President Donald Trump threatened his French hosts with taxes on their wines Friday as he headed to a G7 summit in …

Trump praises Danish PM he called 'nasty' over Greenland row

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President Donald Trump heaped praise on Denmark's prime minister Friday, two days after he cancelled his state visit to …

UK consulate staffer returns to Hong Kong after China detention: family

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A British consulate employee detained in China has returned to Hong Kong, his family said Saturday.

In praise of the big pixel: Gaming is having a retro moment

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Clunky games consoles with blobby pixels might not be the latest thing -- but they're still cool even if you're no …

Conservationists urge Mexico trade sanctions over near-extinct porpoise

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Conservationists are urging countries to slap trade sanctions on Mexico over its failure to rein in illegal fishing that …

North Korea fires 'short-range ballistic missiles' into sea: Seoul

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North Korea Saturday fired what appeared to be two short-range ballistic missiles into the sea after vowing to remain …

Tourism hotspot Barcelona alarmed by crime surge

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A surge in muggings and burglaries in Barcelona, mainly targeting tourists, has sparked alarm in Spain's second-largest …

Johnson makes global debut at G7 as Brexit battle looms

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Prime Minister Boris Johnson makes his debut on the global stage at the G7 summit this weekend, where all eyes will be …

Brazil's Bolsonaro authorizes army to help fight Amazon fires

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President Jair Bolsonaro on Friday authorized the deployment of Brazil's armed forces to help combat fires raging in the …

Serena chases record 24th Slam as Osaka, Halep eye US Open

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Serena Williams has the US Open spotlight as she chases tennis history, but a host of Grand Slam winners and high-ranked …

Google tells workers to avoid arguing politics in house

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Google on Friday told employees to focus on work instead of heated debates about politics with colleagues at the …

Fed's Powell vows to act to sustain US expansion, Trump lashes out

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Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell vowed Friday to act to ensure the American economic expansion continues, but warned …

Hong Kong protesters form human chain 30 years after 'Baltic Way'

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Thousands of people held hands across Hong Kong late Friday in a dazzling, neon-framed recreation of a pro-democracy …

Nadal, Federer, Djokovic remain ones to beat at US Open

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While a host of young rivals hope to disrupt the dominance of the "Big Three" in men's tennis, Novak Djokovic, Rafael …

US-China trade war deteriorates, as Trump lashes out at Beijing

Aug 23 2019

The United States and China exchanged blows Friday as each side increased punitive tariffs on the other, intensifying a …

Six EU nations agree to take 356 Ocean Viking migrants

Aug 23 2019

Six EU countries Friday agreed to take in 356 migrants stranded on a rescue ship in the Mediterranean after a two-week …

Macron spearheads pressure on Bolsonaro over Amazon fires

Aug 23 2019

France's Emmanuel Macron led a growing wave of international pressure on Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro over the …

Bolsonaro mulls deploying army to combat Amazon fires

Aug 23 2019

Brazil's President Jair Bolsonaro said Friday he is considering deploying the army to help combat fires raging in the …

Trump lashes out at China, vows quick response

Aug 23 2019

US President Donald Trump lashed out at Beijing on Friday, vowing a quick response to China's announcement of new …

Taylor Swift sings ode to love on new album, the first that she owns

Aug 23 2019

Taylor Swift's highly anticipated seventh album has arrived in all its lovestruck, honeyed glory -- a clear shift from …

Syria regime forces surround Turkish army post: monitor

Aug 23 2019

Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish observation post in the northwest Friday after overrunning nearby areas, a …

Australia on brink of retaining Ashes after England's woeful 67 all out

Aug 23 2019

Josh Hazlewood took five wickets as England were bowled out for just 67 on the second day of the third Test at …

G7 leaders vow 'concrete measures' over Amazon fires

Aug 23 2019

G7 leaders gathering in France this weekend plan to hammer out "concrete measures" in response to the wildfires raging …

Damascus forces surround Turkish army post: monitor

Aug 23 2019

Syrian government forces surrounded a Turkish military observation post in the northwest on Friday after overrunning …

Industry guidance touts untested tech as climate fix

Aug 23 2019

Draft guidelines for how industry fights climate change promote the widespread use of untested technologies that experts …

Scientists a step closer to saving northern white rhino from extinction

Aug 23 2019

Veterinarians have successfully harvested eggs from the last two surviving northern white rhinos, taking them one step …

Yellow vests, anarchists put French police on G7 alert

Aug 23 2019

French security forces began locking down the resort town of Biarritz on Friday ahead of this weekend's G7 meeting, with …

Macron meets Iran FM to push for G7 detente

Aug 23 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron was to hold talks Friday with Iran's foreign minister ahead of a G7 meeting where he …

Football team of masseurs casts spotlight on China's blind

Aug 23 2019

On a sweltering day in eastern China a squad of footballers wearing blindfolds hurtles after a ringing ball, …

Family of detained UK consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report

Aug 23 2019

The family of a staffer at the UK consulate in Hong Kong have rejected a "made-up" report by Chinese state media that he …

Move over Angelina Jolie, it's 'humanitarian pup'

Aug 23 2019

With interest in the Rohingya refugees fading two years after fleeing their homeland, the World Food Programme has found …

Putin opponent Navalny freed after 30 days in jail

Aug 23 2019

Kremlin critic Alexei Navalny was released on Friday after serving 30 days in jail for planning opposition protests, …

Amazon fires: how celebrities are spreading misinformation

Aug 23 2019

Many high-profile figures seeking to denounce the fires in the Amazon -- from Madonna and Cristiano Ronaldo to Leonardo …

Skin in the game: Hong Kong protesters get inked

Aug 23 2019

As a tattooist's black ink fills the petals of Hong Kong's Bauhinia flower on her upper thigh, 'C' says the indelible …

Russia launches floating nuclear reactor in Arctic despite warnings

Aug 23 2019

Russia will launch the world's first floating nuclear reactor and send it on an epic journey across the Arctic on …

Five things to know about Japan-South Korea intel-sharing pact

Aug 23 2019

South Korea's decision to scrap a key intelligence-sharing pact with Japan has far-reaching geopolitical implications …

Chinese students Down Under 'wedged' by politics back home

Aug 23 2019

Ask one of the hundreds-of-thousands of Chinese students in Australia what they think about Hong Kong and you are likely …

Family of missing UK consulate worker rejects 'made-up' report

Aug 23 2019

The family of a staffer at the UK consulate in Hong Kong have rejected a "made-up" report by Chinese state media that he …

Google says YouTube campaign targeted Hong Kong protests

Aug 23 2019

Google on Thursday said it disabled a series of YouTube channels that appeared to be part of a coordinated influence …

McGregor sorry for 'unacceptable' pub attack

Aug 23 2019

Mixed martial arts star Conor McGregor apologized on Thursday for his attack on an older man in a Dublin bar which was …

Arsenal out to close gap on Liverpool, Lampard seeks first win

Aug 23 2019

Early Premier League leaders Liverpool and Arsenal face-off, while Frank Lampard is under pressure to deliver his first …

UN, France raise concern over Amazon wildfires 'crisis'

Aug 23 2019

Paris and the United Nations called Thursday for the protection of the fire-plagued Amazon rainforest as Brazil's …

US charges 80 in internet fraud and money laundering scheme

Aug 23 2019

US authorities on Thursday announced charges against 80 people, most of them Nigerians, in a wide-ranging fraud and …

Ex White House press secretaries announce TV gigs

Aug 23 2019

Two controversial former White House press secretaries are headed to new television jobs -- with Sarah Sanders becoming …

US sprint star Coleman risks ban over missed drug tests: reports

Aug 23 2019

United States sprint star Christian Coleman could face suspension after failing to make himself available for three …

Serena, Sharapova to clash in US Open first round blockbuster

Aug 23 2019

Serena Williams will begin her quest for a seventh US Open title and record-tying 24th Grand Slam victory against …

WHO urges investment drive as malaria fight stalls

Aug 23 2019

The global fight against malaria has stalled and requires massive investment as well as political leadership, the UN …

'Otterly adorable'?: Demand for cute selfies puts animals at risk

Aug 23 2019

Social media users are fuelling a burgeoning appetite for acquiring wild otters and other endangered animals as pets, …

Macron backs more Brexit talks but insists no concessions

Aug 22 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron on Thursday backed holding further talks to avoid Britain crashing out of the EU …

New images from asteroid probe yield clues on planet formation

Aug 22 2019

Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu offer new clues about its …

Brazil's Bolsonaro blames Amazon fires on NGOs as Twitter erupts

Aug 22 2019

Wildfires in the Amazon rainforest in northern Brazil have ignited a firestorm on social media, with President Jair …

New images from asteroid probe offer clues on planet formation

Aug 22 2019

Photographs snapped by a shoebox-sized probe that explored the near-Earth asteroid Ryugu have offered new clues about …

Damascus to let civilians flee rebel-held Idlib

Aug 22 2019

Damascus said Thursday it is opening a corridor for civilians to leave the opposition-held northwestern region of Idlib, …

US raps China for 'escalation' in South China Sea

Aug 22 2019

The United States on Thursday sharpened its criticism of China's activities in disputed areas of the South China Sea, …

Macron backs further Brexit talks as Johnson visits

Aug 22 2019

French leader Emmanuel Macron backed the idea of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out major …

Macron backs month of Brexit talks as Johnson visits

Aug 22 2019

French leader Emmanuel Macron backed the idea of a month of further talks to find a solution to Brexit while ruling out …

Macron, Johnson set for bruising Brexit talks in Paris

Aug 22 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Paris on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is …

Russia sends its first humanoid robot Fedor into space

Aug 22 2019

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to …

Second day of Italy crisis talks after PM resigns

Aug 22 2019

Italy's president began a second day of talks Thursday aimed at solving the political crisis shaking the country after …

MIT professor quits in protest over lab links to Epstein

Aug 22 2019

The head of a research center at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology has said he will quit in protest after the …

Macron expected to rebuff Johnson during Brexit talks in Paris

Aug 22 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson heads to Paris on Thursday for talks with French President Emmanuel Macron who is …

Banned at home but thriving abroad: China's social media campaign

Aug 22 2019

More than 78 million Facebook users follow the page of the state-run China Daily, where they are served a diet of …

US energy secretary falls for Instagram hoax

Aug 22 2019

US Energy Secretary Rick Perry -- who oversees the country's nuclear arsenal -- has fallen for an Instagram hoax.

Russia sends 'Fedor' its first humanoid robot into space

Aug 22 2019

Russia on Thursday launched an unmanned rocket carrying a life-size humanoid robot that will spend 10 days learning to …

UK's Johnson to hold Brexit talks with Macron after Merkel offers glimmer of hope

Aug 22 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson visits Paris on Thursday, a day after Berlin offered a glimmer of hope that an …

'We won't give an inch': India faces defiance in 'Kashmir's Gaza'

Aug 22 2019

Young men sit beside a pile of rocks and a bonfire, protecting the only entrance to a besieged neighbourhood they call …

Ghana draws African-American tourists with 'Year of Return'

Aug 22 2019

US preacher Roxanne Caleb blinked away the tears as she emerged from a pitch-dark dungeon where African slaves were once …

Tel Aviv beaches fall foul in Israel's passion for plastic

Aug 22 2019

In the early morning, when the only sound on Tel Aviv beach is the waves, Yosef Salman and his team pick up plastic …

Root urges England to take advantage of Smith absence in third Ashes Test

Aug 22 2019

England captain Joe Root wants his side to make the most of Australia star batsman Steve Smith's enforced absence from …

Messi 'made me better player', says Ronaldo

Aug 22 2019

Cristiano Ronaldo admitted on Wednesday his long-time rivalry with Lionel Messi has made him "a better player" and that …

Amazon, Microsoft, 'putting world at risk of killer AI': study

Aug 22 2019

Amazon, Microsoft and Intel are among leading tech companies putting the world at risk through killer robot development, …

Greenland row is Trump positioning for Arctic battle: expert

Aug 22 2019

The diplomatic row that has erupted between Washington and Copenhagen over Greenland is just one part of a broader …

Microplastics in drinking water not a health risk for now: WHO

Aug 22 2019

The World Health Organization (WHO) said Thursday the level of microplastics in drinking-water is not yet dangerous for …

Trump slams Danish PM's 'nasty' rejection of Greenland deal

Aug 21 2019

Donald Trump snapped back Wednesday at the Danish prime minister's "nasty" dismissal of his attempts to purchase …

Dwayne Johnson returns to top of Forbes best-paid actor list

Aug 21 2019

Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson has reclaimed his position as the world's highest-paid actor, according to a Forbes rich list …

'I am the Chosen One': Trump defends China trade war

Aug 21 2019

US President Donald Trump proclaimed himself "the Chosen One" Wednesday as he defended his trade war against China, …

During Johnson visit, Merkel voices hope on avoiding Brexit chaos

Aug 21 2019

German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Wednesday offered a glimmer of hope to visiting British Prime Minister Boris Johnson …

Fed will remain flexible, rates not on 'preset course': minutes

Aug 21 2019

The US Federal Reserve will remain flexible and interest rates will not be on a "preset course" in the face of …

Italy's president launches talks to solve political crisis

Aug 21 2019

Italy's president concluded a first day of crisis talks on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition government as a …

Court allows Ryanair British pilots to strike

Aug 21 2019

Ryanair's British-based pilots will be allowed to strike as planned this week, the High Court in London ruled on …

Italy's president begins talks aiming to solve political crisis

Aug 21 2019

Italy's president began talks with political leaders on Wednesday in a bid to form a new coalition, as a proposed …

Denmark stunned as Trump scraps visit over Greenland snub

Aug 21 2019

Denmark was left stunned Wednesday by Donald Trump's decision to postpone a state visit after the government told the US …

Italy's kingmaker president holds talks after PM Conte resigns

Aug 21 2019

Italian President Sergio Mattarella begins talks with key political leaders on Wednesday to see if a new coalition can …

Court blocks Ryanair pilots' strike in Ireland

Aug 21 2019

Ireland's High Court on Wednesday blocked a planned strike by Ryanair pilots in the country due this week that had been …