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Sterling stands firm as Brexit hopes build, equities rise

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The pound held most of its gains Wednesday after hitting a five-month high on growing hopes that Britain and the …

Hong Kong leader abandons policy speech after heckles from lawmakers

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Hong Kong's embattled leader abandoned a State of the Union-style speech on Wednesday after she was heckled by rowdy …

Kim's horseback ride spurs policy shift speculation

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New pictures of Kim Jong Un riding a white horse through a winter landscape to the summit of Mount Paektu, a sacred peak …

Turkey defiant on Syria operation as US demands ceasefire

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Turkey remained defiant against mounting international pressure to curb its military offensive against Kurdish militants …

Crunch Brexit talks resume as EU and UK close in on possible text

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British and European negotiators resumed intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks …

NASA unveils flexible, one-size-fits-all space suits

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Bye bye to bunny hops: when US astronauts next touch down on the Moon, expect them to walk almost as they do on Earth, …

EU and UK close in on possible Brexit text

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British and European negotiators return to intense negotiations on a draft Brexit deal Wednesday after late-night talks …

Supreme Court to hear sentencing case for 'Washington sniper'

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He has described himself as a "monster" and confessed to his crimes. Lee Boyd Malvo was 17 years old when he and an …

Sterling holds ground as Brexit hopes rise, equities rise

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The pound held most of its gains Wednesday after hitting a five-month high on growing hopes that Britain and the EU are …

Rising star Warren weathers attacks at Democratic White House debate

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Surging White House hopeful Elizabeth Warren faced a barrage of attacks from fellow Democrats at the party's fourth 2020 …

Far out: Myanmar's first surfing team to take off at SEAsia games

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Competitive surfing was barely known in Myanmar a few years ago but one local beach town is riding a wave of enthusiasm …

'Ignorance and panic': Jordan Spieth opens up on his epic golfing fall

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A few years ago it all came so easy to Jordan Spieth.

Macron, Merkel meet to harmonise positions before EU summit

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France's Emmanuel Macron will hold talks Wednesday with Germany's Angela Merkel for the second time in a week to chart a …

US House passes Hong Kong 'Democracy Act'

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The US House of Representatives passed a bill Tuesday sought by pro-democracy protesters in Hong Kong that aims to …

China's GDP growth slows to 6% in third quarter: AFP poll

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China's economy expanded at its slowest rate in nearly three decades during the third quarter, held back by cooling …

EU, UK seen closing in on 'possible' Brexit text

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Brussels hopes to wake up to a Brexit breakthrough Wednesday as EU and British negotiators worked hard through the night …

Dancing in the streets: performers gather for K-pop festival

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On the streets, in parks and garages, seven Cuban youngsters spent seven months practising K-pop moves to secure a spot …

Debating Democrats blast Trump, demand impeachment

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Democratic White House hopefuls united in searing condemnation of Donald Trump during their fourth debate Tuesday, …

Scientists shed light on how brains turn pain up or down

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Pain perception is essential for survival, but how much something hurts can sometimes be amplified or suppressed: for …

Aussie cricketer Watson apologies for 'illicit' social media posts

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Australian cricketer Shane Watson has apologised to fans after his social media accounts were flooded with "illicit" …

Spain make Euro 2020 with late Sweden draw, beaten Ireland forced to wait

Oct 15 2019

Rodrigo Moreno fired Spain into Euro 2020 with a last-gasp equaliser in Sweden while the Republic of Ireland's chances …

Clasico concerns for Madrid as Modric and Bale sit out training

Oct 15 2019

Real Madrid face an anxious wait to see if Luka Modric and Gareth Bale will be fit for next week's Clasico against …

IMF chief Georgieva tells women: Don't accept less!

Oct 15 2019

Women around the world take on far more unpaid work than men but what they should never do is agree to a lower wage in …

US banks report mixed earnings amid Fed rate shifts, trade uncertainty

Oct 15 2019

Large US banks reported mixed quarterly results on Tuesday, challenged by a shifting interest rate landscape and …

At crowded Democratic debate, Biden and impeachment to draw spotlight

Oct 15 2019

Twelve Democrats square off Tuesday in a crowded presidential debate overshadowed by an impeachment inquiry into Donald …

Syrian Kurds defend key town as Pence, Pompeo sent to press Turkey

Oct 15 2019

Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces in a flare-up of violence Tuesday …

Syria Kurds defend key town as Russia fills US void

Oct 15 2019

Kurdish fighters battled to defend a key Syrian border town from Turkish-backed forces on Tuesday as Russia seized on a …

Japan in non-stop search for typhoon survivors; toll at 74

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan worked around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Turkey slams 'dirty deal' between Syria's Assad and Kurdish forces

Oct 15 2019

Turkey dismissed global opposition to its military operation in Syria on Tuesday and slammed a "dirty deal" between …

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll tops 70

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Mass raids target Russian opposition chief

Oct 15 2019

Russian investigators raided opposition campaign offices across the country on Tuesday, in the latest move to increase …

Global economic outlook 'precarious,' no room for mistakes, IMF warns

Oct 15 2019

The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as the US-China trade war and other …

EU, Britain scramble to reach Brexit deal before summit

Oct 15 2019

British and EU negotiators on Tuesday scrambled to put together a draft text for a Brexit deal with just two days to go …

S.Africa's Zuma delays corruption trial with appeal

Oct 15 2019

The corruption trial of South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma has been delayed again after his lawyer …

Alarmed W.House security chief called Ukraine push a 'drug deal'

Oct 15 2019

The White House's former national security advisor John Bolton was so alarmed by efforts to pressure Ukraine that he …

Syria Kurds defend key town as Turkey ignores US

Oct 15 2019

Kurdish fighters put up fierce resistance Tuesday to Turkish forces battling to seize a key town in northeastern Syria, …

IMF warns global outlook 'precarious,' no room for policy mistakes

Oct 15 2019

The world economy is slowing to its weakest pace since the global financial crisis, as the US-China trade war undercuts …

S.Africa's Zuma to appeal against corruption trial

Oct 15 2019

South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal against a court ruling that he stand trial on …

No goals, no fans, no TV: Koreas draw 0-0 in blacked-out World Cup qualifier

Oct 15 2019

North and South Korea drew 0-0 in a historic but surreal World Cup qualifier on Tuesday, played in front of an empty …

EU keeps hopes of Brexit deal alive, for now

Oct 15 2019

A Brexit deal could yet be reached this week, the chief EU negotiator said Tuesday, but member states warned they will …

Koreas face off in blacked-out World Cup qualifier

Oct 15 2019

A World Cup qualifier like no other kicked off in Pyongyang on Tuesday, with North and South Korea playing to an empty …

S.Africa's Zuma files last-minute appeal at corruption trial

Oct 15 2019

South Africa's embattled former president Jacob Zuma will appeal a court ruling that he stand trial on corruption …

LeBron under fire after blaming China row on 'misinformed' Rockets GM

Oct 15 2019

Basketball superstar LeBron James was accused of turning a blind eye to Chinese repression on Tuesday after he …

Japan rescuers still scrambling as typhoon toll nears 70

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan were working around the clock Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Swiss glaciers shrink 10 percent in five years: study

Oct 15 2019

Switzerland's glaciers have lost a tenth of their volume in the past five years alone -- a melting rate unmatched during …

Bolton warned lawyers over 'hand grenade' Giuliani: report

Oct 15 2019

The White House's alleged effort to pressure Ukraine so alarmed former national security advisor John Bolton that he …

Four-metre king cobra wrestled from sewer in Thailand

Oct 15 2019

A feisty four-metre (13-foot) king cobra was pulled from a sewer in southern Thailand in an hour-long operation, a …

LeBron blames China mess on Rockets GM's 'misinformed' tweet

Oct 15 2019

Basketball superstar LeBron James has sharply criticised a Houston Rockets executive for angering China with a tweet …

China inflation surges as pork prices soar

Oct 15 2019

China's consumer inflation accelerated at its fastest pace in almost six years in September as African swine fever sent …

Group behind Facebook's Libra coin announces 21 founding members

Oct 15 2019

The Libra Association, created by Facebook to launch its new cryptocurrency, has announced its 21 founding members after …

Confessions of a cannabis farmer: The Vietnamese getting Brits high

Oct 15 2019

Holed up alone in a suburban British house thousands of miles from home, cannabis farmer Cuong Nguyen spent months …

1-in-3 young children undernourished or overweight: UNICEF

Oct 15 2019

A third of the world's nearly 700 million children under five years old are undernourished or overweight and face …

Clean-up, rescue efforts in Japan as typhoon toll nears 70

Oct 15 2019

Rescuers in Japan worked into a third day on Tuesday in an increasingly desperate search for survivors of a powerful …

Ecuador counts cost of deadly protests after deal

Oct 15 2019

Ecuador began counting the cost Monday of 12 days of indigenous protests against fuel hikes that left eight …

US slaps sanctions on Turkey as Syrian regime returns to north

Oct 15 2019

The United States slapped sanctions on Turkey Monday as it demanded an end to the deadly incursion against Syrian …

Ireland, Scotland attempting to deny minnows 'dream' World T20 qualification

Oct 15 2019

Ireland captain Gary Wilson wants his side to ensure they finish "right at the top again" in the upcoming 2020 T20 World …

Rocketing star Medvedev revives Russia's tennis hopes

Oct 14 2019

Daniil Medvedev, Russia's number one tennis player, on Monday signed caps and tennis balls for fans in his native city …

Ukraine reach Euro 2020 as racism blights England win in Bulgaria

Oct 14 2019

Ukraine booked their place in Euro 2020 after squeezing past Portugal as Cristiano Ronaldo scored his 700th career goal …

Pound resumes slide at start of key Brexit week

Oct 14 2019

The British pound fell against the euro and dollar on Monday, the start of a pivotal week for Britain and the European …

Facebook chief hosts conservative guests amid bias debate

Oct 14 2019

Facebook chief executive Mark Zuckerberg on Monday confirmed reports that he had hosted a series of dinners with …

Warning Turkey, Trump authorizes sanctions and slaps steel tariffs

Oct 14 2019

US President Donald Trump on Monday authorized sanctions on Turkey's leaders, reimposed steel tariffs and ended talks on …

Spain jails Catalan leaders, sparking angry protests in Barcelona

Oct 14 2019

Thousands of Catalan separatists hit the streets in protest and blocked access to Barcelona airport on Monday after …

Britain's William and Kate begin 'complex' tour of Pakistan

Oct 14 2019

Prince William and his wife Kate arrived in Pakistan to a red carpet welcome late Monday for their "most complex" tour …

Racist abuse twice halts England's 6-0 victory in Bulgaria

Oct 14 2019

England's Euro 2020 qualifier in Bulgaria was twice halted by racist chanting as they bounced back from a first …

Populists win Poland vote, raising fears of new EU tensions

Oct 14 2019

Poland's governing right-wing populist party won a weekend election, full official results showed on Monday, retaining a …

White House condemns video of fake Trump attacking media

Oct 14 2019

The White House said Monday that President Donald Trump "strongly condemns" a video depicting him shooting and stabbing …

Russia, Saudi Arabia seal key oil deal

Oct 14 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin signed a key deal Monday with Saudi Arabia during a key visit for an OPEC+ grouping …

Regime returns to northeast Syria to halt Turkey assault on Kurds

Oct 14 2019

The Syrian regime deployed troops near the Turkish border and entered a key city Monday to contain Ankara's deadly …

58 dead, rescuers in 'day and night' hunt for missing after Japan typhoon

Oct 14 2019

Fresh rain threatened to hamper efforts by tens of thousands of Japanese rescuers searching for survivors after a …

US trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

Oct 14 2019

A trio of Americans on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, including …

Johnson repeats Brexit vow as EU talks reach critical point

Oct 14 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeated Monday that Britain must leave the EU on October 31, as divorce talks resumed in …

Syria regime steps in to halt Turkish assault on Kurds

Oct 14 2019

The Syrian regime sent troops towards the Turkish border Monday to contain Ankara's deadly offensive against the Kurds, …

Britain, EU enter make-or-break Brexit week

Oct 14 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson repeated Monday that Britain must leave the EU on October 31, as divorce talks resumed in …

Oil, Iran top agenda as Putin visits Saudi Arabia

Oct 14 2019

Russian President Vladimir Putin arrived in Saudi Arabia on Monday, where he was set to seal oil agreements and try to …

Spain targets Puigdemont with new international arrest warrant

Oct 14 2019

A Spanish judge on Monday issued a new international warrant for the arrest of former Catalan president Carles …

Japan searches for survivors as Typhoon Hagibis death toll hits 56

Oct 14 2019

Tens of thousands of rescuers worked into the night Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon in Japan that killed …

Spain jails Catalan separatist leaders for independence bid

Oct 14 2019

Thousands of angry protesters took to the streets of Barcelona on Monday after Spain's Supreme Court sentenced nine …

Brexit on October 31 a 'priority' for British government: Queen

Oct 14 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson on Monday set out his government's priorities at a parliamentary ceremony full of …

Esther Duflo: French specialist in combatting poverty

Oct 14 2019

Esther Duflo, one of three people awarded the Nobel Economics Prize on Monday, is a high-profile academic feted in the …

Trio win Nobel Economics Prize for work on poverty

Oct 14 2019

A trio of American economists on Monday won the Nobel Economics Prize for their work in the fight against poverty, …

Previous winners of the Nobel Economics Prize

Oct 14 2019

The Nobel Economics Prize was on Monday awarded to Indian-born Abhijit Banerjee of the US, his French-American wife …

Populists set to win Poland vote, raising fears of new EU tensions

Oct 14 2019

Poland's governing right-wing populist party was poised to win a weekend election, latest results showed, and appeared …

Convicted: Who are the 12 Catalan separatist leaders?

Oct 14 2019

Twelve Catalan separatist leaders, most of them members of the former regional government, were convicted by Spain's …

Britain's William and Kate to begin 'complex' tour of Pakistan

Oct 14 2019

Prince William and his wife Kate will arrive in Pakistan late Monday for their "most complex" tour to date, British …

Jailed Oriol Junqueras, Catalonia's pragmatist professor

Oct 14 2019

An inscrutable pragmatist with an affable nature, Oriol Junqueras is a key figure in the Catalan separatist movement who …

Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 43

Oct 14 2019

Tens of thousands of rescue workers in Japan battled on Monday to find survivors of a powerful typhoon that killed at …

Spain jails Catalan leaders up to 13 years for independence bid

Oct 14 2019

Spain's Supreme Court on Monday sentenced nine Catalan leaders to prison terms of between nine and 13 years for sedition …

Trump violently attacks media figures in supporter event meme: NYT

Oct 14 2019

A brutal video clip depicting Donald Trump shooting and stabbing media characters and political opponents was shown at a …

Japan hit rankings high to buoy World Cup hosts after deadly typhoon

Oct 14 2019

Japan rose to a record rankings high of seventh on Monday after their historic run to the Rugby World Cup …

Hong Kong violence prompts debate but no division among protesters

Oct 14 2019

Hong Kong's more hardline pro-democracy protesters have embraced increased violence towards private property, businesses …

Ecuador govt, protesters agree deal to end deadly unrest

Oct 14 2019

Ecuador's president and indigenous leaders reached an agreement Sunday to end nearly two weeks of violent protests …

'Scary' how good Japan can be, warns sleepless Leitch

Oct 14 2019

After a sleepless night replaying Japan's historic Rugby World Cup victory over Scotland in his head, captain Michael …

Trump violently attacks media figures in supporter's event meme: NYT

Oct 14 2019

An internet meme that depicts Donald Trump shooting and stabbing media characters and political opponents was shown at a …

Attempts to split China risk 'smashed' bodies: Xi

Oct 14 2019

President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in "bodies smashed and bones ground to …

Kurds announce deal with Damascus as Turkey pushes deep into Syria

Oct 14 2019

Syria's Kurds have announced a groundbreaking deal with Damascus on a Syrian troop deployment near the border with …

Attempts to split China risk 'shattered bodies': Xi

Oct 14 2019

President Xi Jinping has warned that any attempts to split China would result in "bodies smashed and bones ground to …

Hamilton in no hurry to win Formula One title in Mexico

Oct 14 2019

Lewis Hamilton said he was in no hurry to win a sixth world championship after the title battle was reduced to a …

Ecuador president, protest leaders open talks to end deadly violence

Oct 14 2019

Indigenous leaders and Ecuador's president began face-to-face talks on Sunday after nearly two weeks of violent street …

Japan rescuers seek survivors after Typhoon Hagibis kills 35

Oct 14 2019

Tens of thousands of rescue workers were searching Monday for survivors of powerful Typhoon Hagibis, two days after the …

Populists top Poland vote, expand majority on welfare, family values ticket

Oct 14 2019

Poland's governing right-wing party topped Sunday's general election, an exit poll showed, expanding its majority thanks …

Gauff salutes Federer's words of wisdom

Oct 14 2019

Coco Gauff hailed Roger Federer for his words of wisdom as the 15-year-old US prodigy on Sunday became the youngest …

Poland, Russia reach Euro 2020 as Germany, Netherlands close in

Oct 14 2019

Poland and Russia secured their places at Euro 2020 on Sunday with victories over North Macedonia and Cyprus …