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Clashes outside White House as US cities under curfew

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Police fired tear gas outside the White House late Sunday as anti-racism protestors again took to the streets to voice …

Pigeon racing beats snooker to the sporting start line in England

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Pigeon racing will beat snooker and horse racing to be the first sport to return following the easing of coronavirus …

Latin America virus cases top 1 mn as UK, Russia ease lockdowns

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America have surged past one million, while hard-hit Britain and Russia eased …

Hitler, Dr. Death among NRL 'fans'

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A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cut-outs of themselves at Australian rugby league games has been …

Deadly Tropical Storm Amanda hits El Salvador, Guatemala

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Tropical Storm Amanda triggered flash floods, landslides and power outages as it barrelled through El Salvador and …

Hamilton slams 'white-dominated' F1 for silence over Floyd death

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World champion Lewis Hamilton criticised the "biggest of stars" in "white-dominated" Formula One for failing to speak …

Wayward whale takes city break in Montreal

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A young humpback whale that swam up one of Canada's major rivers and has been exploring the waters off Montreal for a …

Google rejects call for huge Australian media payout

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Google has rejected demands it pay hundreds of millions of dollars per year in compensation to Australian news media …

Facebook slams 'severe' Singapore misinformation law

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Facebook said Monday Singapore's use of an online misinformation law is "severe" and risks stifling free speech, after …

Serial killer and Dominic Cummings among NRL 'fans'

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A feel-good campaign allowing fans to have cardboard cut-outs of themselves at rugby league games in Australia has been …

Latin America virus cases top 1m as UK, Russia ease lockdowns

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Confirmed coronavirus cases in Latin America have surged past one million, while hard-hit Britain and Russia eased …

Thousands face homelessness in Greek refugee relocation push

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Abdelkader Rahmoun hasn't slept in days.

ECB expected to pump up eurozone support as pandemic persists

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The European Central Bank could announce Thursday hundreds of billions of euros in new bond-buying to keep fighting the …

'Saudi game of thrones': pressure grows to release jailed prince

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A $2 million US lobbying effort and petitions from European lawmakers are piling pressure on Saudi Arabia to release a …

What now for tennis in 2020?

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Professional tennis has been in cold storage since March due to the coronavirus pandemic with tournaments unlikely to …

North Korea to reopen schools as virus fears ease

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North Korea will reopen schools this month after shuttering them over the coronavirus pandemic, reports said Monday.

'Plain angry' Jordan joins sports world call for change after Floyd death

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NBA icon Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in America Sunday as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

US cities under curfew after fresh anti-race protests, looting

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Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities Sunday to prevent fresh rioting after …

Moscow eases lockdown despite high virus caseload

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Shopping malls and parks are set to reopen in Moscow on Monday as the Russian capital eases coronavirus restrictions …

Thousands join new US anti-racism protests as Trump vows crackdown

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Authorities imposed curfews in the capital Washington and other major US cities Sunday to prevent fresh rioting after …

Bundesliga footballers join LeBron and Jordan in US protest

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NBA icon Michael Jordan decried "ingrained racism" in America Sunday as the sports world's reaction to the death of …

Brazil virus toll surges, Pope address after 3 months

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Brazilian President Jair Bolsonaro defiantly rallied with his supporters Sunday as the country's coronavirus death toll …

Postcards from the edge: Snapshots of European football's return

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In the shadows of Germany's Bundesliga, football is gradually restarting in countries across Europe, in almost all cases …

Artist Christo who wrapped Reichstag in fabric dies aged 84

May 31 2020

The artist known as Christo, who made his name transforming landmarks such as Germany's Reichstag by covering them with …

Christo, master of the monumental wrap-up

May 31 2020

From Paris's oldest bridge to Berlin's Reichstag, Bulgarian-born US artist Christo spent decades wrapping landmarks and …

US astronauts enter space station in milestone mission

May 31 2020

NASA astronauts entered the International Space Station on Sunday after a landmark 19-hour journey on the first crewed …

India expels Pakistan embassy officials for alleged spying

May 31 2020

Two officials at Pakistan's High Commission in New Delhi were being expelled for "espionage activities", India's foreign …

Troops, police clamp down in US cities as unrest over racism flares

May 31 2020

Thousands of National Guard troops patrolled major US cities Sunday after five consecutive nights of protests over …

Sancho hits hat-trick, joins 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

May 31 2020

Borussia Dortmund's England winger Jadon Sancho scored a hat-trick and revealed a "Justice for George Floyd" T-shirt …

Bundesliga footballers Thuram and Sancho join US killing protests

May 31 2020

French star Marcus Thuram and England international Jadon Sancho joined the protests over racism and police brutality in …

England's Sancho in 'Justice for George Floyd' protest

May 31 2020

England winger Jadon Sancho revealed a T-shirt on Sunday demanding "Justice for George Floyd", another protest in the …

World virus cases top 6 mn as Brazil toll surges

May 31 2020

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide has topped six million as the disease spread rapidly across Latin America and …

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station

May 31 2020

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked Sunday with the International Space Station, the first …

SpaceX Crew Dragon docks with International Space Station ia/jm

May 31 2020

A SpaceX Crew Dragon capsule carrying two NASA astronauts docked Sunday with the International Space Station, the first …

World virus cases top 6 mn as leaders disagree on pandemic response

May 31 2020

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday as Brazil registered another record surge in daily …

Curfews and clashes as US race protests escalate

May 31 2020

Curfews were imposed on major US cities as clashes over police brutality erupted across America with demonstrators …

World virus cases top 6 mln as leaders disagree on pandemic response

May 31 2020

The number of coronavirus cases worldwide topped six million Sunday, with Brazil registering another record surge in …

Iran's new parliament speaker says talks with US 'futile'

May 31 2020

Iran's parliament speaker Mohammad-Bagher Ghalibaf said any negotiations with the United States would be "futile" as he …

UFC mixed martial arts card brings sport back to Las Vegas

May 31 2020

Combat sport returned to Las Vegas Saturday as Brazil's Gilbert Burns defeated former welterweight champion Tyron …

Al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem reopens after two months

May 31 2020

Jerusalem's Al-Aqsa mosque compound -- the third holiest site in Islam after Mecca and Medina in Saudi Arabia -- …

Trump says he will delay G7 summit and invite other countries

May 31 2020

US President Donald Trump said Saturday he will delay the G7 summit scheduled to take place in June and invite other …

Latin America's stricken airlines facing long haul to recovery

May 31 2020

Latin America's beleaguered airlines will take up to three years to recover losses due to the coronavirus pandemic, and …

Spectre of oil giant Rosneft looms over Russian independent media

May 31 2020

Russian oil giant Rosneft, run by a close ally of President Vladimir Putin, is wielding growing influence over Russia's …

Growing US-China rivalry seen fueling UN paralysis amid virus crisis

May 31 2020

For nearly a decade, the UN Security Council has been frequently paralyzed by Russia's obstinacy over the Syrian crisis. …

NASA astronauts head for ISS on historic SpaceX flight

May 31 2020

Two veteran NASA astronauts were headed for the International Space Station on Saturday after Elon Musk's SpaceX became …

Curfews and clashes as US race protests spread

May 31 2020

Clashes broke out and major cities imposed curfews as America began another night of unrest Saturday with angry …

Racing under starters orders on road to redemption

May 31 2020

English racing will on Monday offer a beacon of hope after months of nationwide gloom when it becomes the first sport in …

UK govt advisors sound warning on easing virus lockdown

May 31 2020

Senior advisors to Boris Johnson's government on Saturday warned it was too early to lift the lockdown, just two days …

'Road Runner' Davies dazzles as Flick betters Guardiola's Bayern record

May 31 2020

'Road Runner' Alphonso Davies lived up to his nickname with another lightning sprint Saturday while Hansi Flick bettered …

UK government hails 'sporting recovery' as live events get go-ahead

May 30 2020

"The British sporting recovery has begun" the UK government proclaimed as it approved the return of domestic competitive …

Thousands protest mass Renault job cuts

May 30 2020

Thousands of workers rallied Saturday outside the Renault factory in northern France to protest the automaker's decision …

Nike says "Don't Do It" on racism

May 30 2020

Nike has taken a stand against racism with a "Don't do it" campaign, a twist on its famous catch phrase, as protests …

SpaceX heading for ISS on historic private crewed flight

May 30 2020

A SpaceX rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts was headed for the International Space Station on Saturday on the …

Trump warns will stop rioters as 'cold' as race protests spread

May 30 2020

US President Donald Trump warned Saturday that his government would stop violent protests over police brutality "cold," …

Pope calls for end to 'pandemic of poverty' after virus

May 30 2020

Pope Francis called on Saturday for a "more just and equitable society" in the post-coronavirus world, and for people to …

Backlash against Trump exiting WHO as world virus cases top 6 mn

May 30 2020

US President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash on Saturday over severing ties with the UN's health agency during a …

Afghan reporter killed as govt says ready for Taliban dialogue

May 30 2020

A roadside bomb killed a television journalist in Kabul on Saturday, soon after a top Afghan official appointed to lead …

SpaceX lifts off on historic private crewed flight to ISS

May 30 2020

A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket carrying two veteran NASA astronauts lifted off for the International Space Station on …

SpaceX begins final countdown for Saturday launch

May 30 2020

SpaceX began fueling its Falcon 9 rocket on Saturday as it prepared to send two veteran NASA astronauts to the …

Minnesota mobilizes more troops as governor warns of harsh crackdown after riots

May 30 2020

Minnesota's governor called up more national guard troops Saturday and warned they would "decimate" rioters after a …

Backlash against Trump exiting WHO as virus grips Latin America

May 30 2020

US President Donald Trump faced a broad backlash on Saturday over severing ties with the UN's health agency during a …

SpaceX aims for Saturday launch though weather uncertain

May 30 2020

SpaceX began the countdown to send two veteran NASA astronauts to the International Space Station on Saturday although …

F1 season to open in Austria after government backs Spielberg double act

May 30 2020

Formula One's truncated coronavirus-hit season will finally get underway with the Austrian Grand Prix on July 5, the …

Clashes as protests over killing of black American sweep US

May 30 2020

A thousand more National Guard soldiers were mobilized Saturday as violent protests over the death of an unarmed black …

SpaceX launch to ISS on schedule though weather uncertain

May 30 2020

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission was set to blast off for the International Space Station as scheduled on …

Violence divides protesters, as 'chaos' grips Minneapolis

May 30 2020

Flames light up the skyline and the smell of acrid smoke fills the streets in a Minneapolis neighborhood rocked by …

SpaceX launch moving ahead, weather uncertain

May 30 2020

SpaceX's historic first crewed mission to the International Space Station was set to proceed as scheduled on Saturday, …

Trump cuts ties with WHO as pandemic grips Latin America

May 30 2020

US President Donald Trump said he is severing ties with the World Health Organization over its handling of the …

Officer charged with murder of black American as unrest sweeps US

May 30 2020

Violent protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of an unarmed black man at the hands of …

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit

May 30 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has …

Officer charged with murder of black American as violent protests sweep US

May 30 2020

Violent protests erupted across the United States late Friday over the death of a handcuffed black man in police …

Bad tempered post-Brexit talks enter crucial phase

May 30 2020

Britain and the EU will attempt to revive their imperilled trade talks on Tuesday, entering a crucial week of …

Trump strips Hong Kong privileges, curbs students in volley on China

May 30 2020

President Donald Trump said Friday he would strip several of Hong Kong's special privileges with the United States and …

Singapore otters' lockdown antics spark backlash

May 30 2020

Singapore's otters, long adored by the city-state's nature lovers, are popping up in unexpected places during the …

Officer charged with murder of black American, as protests spread

May 30 2020

The Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a handcuffed African-American man was charged with murder Friday, but …

Maybe a few movies more? Clint Eastwood turns 90

May 30 2020

Movie legend Clint Eastwood turns 90 on Sunday, but don't count on the famously stoic and hard-working star of "A …

Coronavirus hopes and fears centre on 'immunity'

May 30 2020

Could exposure to the coronaviruses that cause the common cold help protect against COVID-19? Is herd immunity closer …

Merkel a 'no' for Trump's in-person G7 summit: report

May 30 2020

German Chancellor Angela Merkel will not attend an in-person summit of G7 leaders that US President Donald Trump has …

Virus-battered Italy faces worst recession since WWII

May 30 2020

Facing its deepest recession since World War II and with business confidence collapsing, the coronavirus pandemic is …

As football restarts around Europe, France questions decision end to season early

May 30 2020

It is the land of the world champions, but is it really a football country? That is the question some in France have …

'No decision' on next launch attempt for historic SpaceX-NASA mission

May 30 2020

A final decision on a launch attempt for SpaceX's milestone mission to the International Space Station on Saturday …

Six talking points in Formula One

May 30 2020

Williams potentially up for sale, McLaren and Renault cutting staff and world champions Mercedes having to deny they are …

Havertz fires Leverkusen third with Freiburg winner

May 30 2020

Exciting youngster Kai Havertz broke another Bundesliga record on Friday after scoring the winner in a 1-0 victory at …

Germany, Brussels seal pact on Lufthansa rescue plan: sources

May 30 2020

Germany and the European Commission have reached agreement on a giant Berlin-funded rescue plan for coronavirus-hit …

Chile, Peru secure credit lines from IMF amid pandemic

May 30 2020

The IMF approved a two-year $24 billion credit line for Chile on Friday as the South American nation battles the growing …

Canada immigration sharply curtailed by virus: study

May 30 2020

Canada had hoped to welcome a record wave of immigrants in 2020 but will likely take in approximately half the …

Brazil COVID-19 death toll hits 27,878, surpassing hard-hit Spain

May 30 2020

Brazil on Friday reached 27,878 coronavirus deaths, official figures showed, surpassing the toll of hard-hit Spain and …

US officer charged with murder over unarmed black man's death

May 29 2020

The Minneapolis police officer accused of killing a handcuffed African American man was charged with murder Friday as …

Trump cuts ties with WHO mid-pandemic, as Europe speeds reopening

May 29 2020

US President Donald Trump on Friday said he was severing ties with the World Health Organization, signalling the end of …

Trump fights claims he stoked violence in escalating Twitter feud

May 29 2020

President Donald Trump pushed back Friday against accusations of stoking violence after he provoked outrage -- and an …

Trump says US 'terminating' relationship with WHO

May 29 2020

President Donald Trump said Friday he was severing US ties with the World Health Organization, which he says failed to …

Trump announces probe of Chinese companies listed in US

May 29 2020

US President Donald Trump on Friday ordered a probe into the actions of Chinese companies listed on American financial …

US cop who kneeled on black man's neck charged with third-degree murder

May 29 2020

A Minneapolis policeman accused of killing unarmed African-American George Floyd by kneeling on his neck was taken into …

Defiant US, Britain press China on Hong Kong at testy UN talks

May 29 2020

The United States and Britain on Friday urged China at the UN Security Council to reverse course over its new security …

Fed chair warns of widening inequality as US consumption dives

May 29 2020

The coronavirus pandemic could widen inequalities in the United States, Federal Reserve Chair Jerome Powell warned …

Virus toll surges in Russia as Europe speeds reopening

May 29 2020

The death toll from the coronavirus pandemic spiked again in Russia and the Americas on Friday, even as Europe's …

US, UK raise Hong Kong at UN as pressure mounts on China

May 29 2020

The United States and Britain on Friday defied China's anger by raising Hong Kong's autonomy at the UN Security Council …

Twitter has more tools to use against Trump, if it chooses

May 29 2020

Twitter's moves to label or hide comments from President Donald Trump have escalated a feud between the social network …

US consumption dove 13.6% in April amid virus lockdowns

May 29 2020

US personal consumption plunged a record 13.6 percent in April, the first full month where businesses closed their doors …

White House dares Twitter in war over Trump tweets

May 29 2020

The White House thumbed its nose at Twitter on Friday by reposting a President Donald Trump tweet that the social media …

Hundreds of troops deployed as angry US anti-racism protests spread

May 29 2020

Hundreds of troops deployed to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul early Friday after a third night of rioting over …

Hundreds of troops deployed as as angry US anti-racism protests spread

May 29 2020

Hundreds of troops deployed to the streets of Minneapolis and St. Paul early Friday after a third night of rioting over …