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Drug companies reach opioids settlement ahead of landmark US trial

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Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a …

Chile orders new curfew as violent protests rage

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Chile ordered an overnight curfew for the third day in a row as violent protests and looting that left 11 people dead …

Trudeau's future on the line as Canadians vote

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Canadians voted Monday in what pundits called one of the country's closest elections ever, leaving the future of Prime …

Drug companies reach settlement ahead of landmark US opioids trial

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Three leading American drug distributors and an Israeli drugmaker blamed for a deadly US opioid epidemic settled a …

Boeing's 737 MAX crisis deepens, hitting shares

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The pressure was mounting Monday on Boeing as newly-surfaced documents deepened doubts about the company's ability to …

Lebanon cabinet fast-tracks reforms as protests rage on

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Lebanon's teetering government approved an economic rescue plan Monday but the last-ditch move was met with deep …

Orange is the new grey for Bangladesh beards

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From shades of startling red to hues of vivid tangerine, brightly coloured beards have become a fashion statement on the …

Chile death toll rises to 11, president extends emergency

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Chile's death toll has risen to 11, authorities said on Monday, after three days of violent demonstrations and looting …

British PM denied new Brexit deal vote

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson was dealt a fresh blow Monday when the speaker of parliament denied him a second …

Pound strikes five-month peak above $1.30

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The pound hit a fresh five-month peak above $1.30 Monday on renewed Brexit optimism after Prime Minister Boris Johnson …

Canadians vote in tight election as Trudeau aims to cling to power

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Canadians began voting in a general election Monday, with surveys predicting that Prime Minister Justin Trudeau's …

Lebanon cabinet fast-tracks reforms but protests rage on

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Lebanon's teetering government approved an economic rescue plan Monday but the last-ditch move was met with deep …

Prince Harry admits he and Prince William 'on different paths'

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Britain's Prince Harry said he and his brother Prince William were on "different paths" and admitted occasional tension …

Lebanon government in 11th-hour reform drive as protests swell

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Lebanon's teetering government met Monday to approve a belated economic rescue plan as thousands gathered for a fifth …

Canadians vote in tight election as Trudeau hopes to cling to power

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Canadians began voting in a general election Monday, with surveys predicting a minority government as Prime Minister …

British PM Johnson prepares fresh Brexit push

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British Prime Minister Boris Johnson prepared to Monday make a second attempt to ram his EU divorce deal through …

Morales narrowly wins first round in Bolivia election, faces run-off

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Evo Morales, seeking a controversial fourth term, led Bolivia's presidential election race Sunday but faces a historic …

Pound dips as Brexit saga drags but hopes for deal lend support

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Sterling fell on Monday after MPs voted to delay passing British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, though …

Chile extends state of emergency as protest death toll hits seven

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Chile is "at war", President Sebastian Pinera said Sunday, as the country reels from three days of violent …

Discipline vital: What we learned from Wales's win over France

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Wales made it into the last four of the World Cup with a dramatic come from behind 20-19 win over 14-man France.

Canada vote too close to call as Trudeau hopes to cling on

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Canadians vote in a general election Monday with polling predicting a minority government as Prime Minister Justin …

Ref triggers World Cup anger for 'mocking' France red card

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World Cup referee Jaco Peyper has sparked anger after posing for a photo with Wales fans in which he appeared to mimic …

Prince Harry admits he and Prince William are 'on different paths'

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Prince Harry has admitted he and his brother are now "on different paths" and have "good days" and "bad days" in their …

Johnson adamant on Brexit deadline, despite delay request

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A defiant British government has doubled down, insisting it will leave the European Union in 11 days despite …

Who are the youths behind the Catalonia protest violence?

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The violent protests that have swept Catalonia over the jailing of nine separatist leaders have involved veteran …

Chile extends state of emergency as unrest death toll hits seven

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Five people died Sunday when a garment factory was torched by looters near Chile's capital Santiago, bringing the death …

Departing Draghi leaves divided ECB to Lagarde

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Departing European Central Bank president Mario Draghi will leave a conflicting legacy after chairing his final …

Pound shrugs off Johnson's latest Brexit setback

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Sterling fell modestly as trading resumed Monday following British Prime Minister Boris Johnson's latest failure to …

Australian papers censor front pages in press freedom campaign

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Newspapers across Australia ran heavily redacted front pages on Monday in protest against government secrecy and a …

'Maleficent' sequel scares up a box-office lead in N.America

Oct 20 2019

Disney's new "Maleficent: Mistress of Evil" topped the North American box office for the weekend with an estimated take …

In a career of landmarks, Federer set for 1,500th match

Oct 20 2019

Roger Federer will check off another landmark on Monday when he starts his bid for a 10th Basel title by playing the …

Facebook's Marcus says Libra won't be controlled by a single company

Oct 20 2019

Facebook executive David Marcus on Sunday tried to calm the fears of officials threatening to block its proposed digital …

Rugby Australia draws up list for new Wallabies coach

Oct 20 2019

Rugby Australia chief Raelene Castle says she already has a list of targets to be the new Wallabies coach with an …

Chile extends curfew as death toll in unrest rises to seven

Oct 20 2019

Five people died Sunday when a garment factory was torched by looters near Santiago, bringing the death toll in a wave …

Green Party makes historic gains in Swiss vote

Oct 20 2019

Switzerland's Green Party made historic gains in national elections Sunday, while the anti-immigrant right wing remained …

Chile extends curfew after two die in protest violence

Oct 20 2019

Chilean authorities extended a curfew for a second consecutive night Sunday after two people died in a torched …

Spanish PM under pressure over Catalan protests

Oct 20 2019

Spain's Socialist Prime Minister Pedro Sanchez faced sharp criticism Sunday for his handling of violent Catalan …

Kurdish fighters withdraw from besieged Syria town

Oct 20 2019

The Kurdish-led Syrian Democratic Forces fully withdrew from a Turkish-encircled town in northern Syria on Sunday, in …

Tear gas and water cannon as Hong Kong crowds defy rally ban

Oct 20 2019

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas Sunday as crowds held an illegal march, with hardcore protesters …

New clashes in Chile as two die in protest violence

Oct 20 2019

Fresh clashes broke out in Chile's capital Santiago on Sunday after two people died when a supermarket was torched …

London adamant on Brexit deadline, despite delay request

Oct 20 2019

A defiant British government doubled down Sunday, insisting it would leave the European Union in 11 days' time despite …

Longest non-stop passenger flight arrives in Sydney

Oct 20 2019

The longest non-stop passenger flight touched down in Australia Sunday morning after more than 19 hours in the air, a …

Chile paralyzed after three die in protest violence

Oct 20 2019

Chile was at a standstill on Sunday following two days of violent protests sparked by anger over economic conditions and …

Swiss Green Party poised for historic gains in national vote

Oct 20 2019

Switzerland's Green Party was poised to make historic gains in national elections Sunday due to rising fears about …

Kurdish fighters leave besieged Syria town

Oct 20 2019

Dozens of Kurdish fighters left a Turkish-besieged town in northern Syria Sunday, in what appeared to be the start of a …

Tear gas and water cannon as crowds defy Hong Kong rally ban

Oct 20 2019

Hong Kong police fired water cannon and tear gas on Sunday as crowds held an illegal march, with hardcore protesters …

South Africa end Japanese dream at Rugby World Cup

Oct 20 2019

South Africa broke Japanese hearts with a 26-3 quarter-final victory on Sunday to set up a Rugby World Cup semi-final …

US forces withdraw from key base in northern Syria

Oct 20 2019

US forces withdrew from their largest base in northern Syria on Sunday, a monitor said, as Turkey accused Kurdish forces …

Swiss count votes in possible 'green wave' election

Oct 20 2019

Switzerland was counting votes on Sunday in an election that could see unprecedented gains for parties demanding bold …

London insists UK leaving EU on Oct 31, despite delay request

Oct 20 2019

A defiant British government doubled down Sunday, insisting it would leave the European Union in 11 days' time despite …

EU pursues Brexit ratification despite delay request

Oct 20 2019

Brussels officials on Sunday pressed on with plans to ratify the divorce deal as European leaders considered Prime …

EU moves to ratify Brexit accord despite delay request

Oct 20 2019

Brussels officials on Sunday pressed on with plans to ratify the divorce deal as European leaders considered Prime …

Wales taste revenge against France, Japan bid for new 'miracle'

Oct 20 2019

Wales scrambled into the Rugby World Cup semi-finals with a nail-biting 20-19 win over 14-man France on Sunday, as …

How Catalan protest tactics are inspired by Hong Kong

Oct 20 2019

From blocking airports to using encrypted messaging apps, Catalan separatists demonstrating against the jailing of nine …

Three dead in Chile protest violence

Oct 20 2019

Three people died in a fire in a supermarket being ransacked in the Chilean capital early Sunday, as protests sparked by …

Swiss vote in possible 'green wave' election

Oct 20 2019

Switzerland was voting Sunday in national elections that could see unprecedented gains for parties demanding bold …

Democracy crowds defy Hong Kong police after activists attacked

Oct 20 2019

Large crowds of Hong Kongers defied a police ban and held an illegal march on Sunday, their numbers swollen by anger …

Boeing wants it to fly, but travelers fear the 737 MAX

Oct 20 2019

On September 12, Boeing started putting out 30-second videos in which employees tout its planes' safety, hoping to …

EU mulls Johnson's reluctant Brexit delay request

Oct 20 2019

EU leaders were on Sunday considering a request by Prime Minister Boris Johnson to delay Britain's departure from the …

Japan prays for new 'miracle' in Rugby World Cup knock-outs

Oct 20 2019

Millions of home fans will tune in on Sunday as host team Japan bid to extend their Rugby World Cup fairy-tale in a …

Curfew in Santiago after Chileans continue clashes with police

Oct 20 2019

Chileans angry over social and economic issues clashed with security forces for a second day Saturday despite a state of …

After corruption allegations, Trump says G7 summit won't be at his resort

Oct 20 2019

US President Donald Trump said on Saturday the next G7 summit will not be at one of his own Florida golf clubs, …

Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid as thousands protest again

Oct 20 2019

Barcelona returned to relative calm after six days of demonstrations against the jailing of separatist leaders left …

Japan funding for imperial ceremonies sparks rare dissent

Oct 20 2019

When it comes to Japan's royal family, anti-monarchy sentiment is almost non-existent. But government funding for two …

Japan funding for imperial ceremonies spark rare dissent

Oct 20 2019

When it comes to Japan's royal family, anti-monarchy sentiment is almost non-existent. But government funding for two …

'Racially abused and spat at': FA Cup tie abandoned with players 'frightened'

Oct 20 2019

An FA Cup qualifying match between Haringey Borough and Yeovil Town was abandoned on Saturday after allegations that …

British PM sends unsigned letter seeking Brexit delay

Oct 20 2019

British Prime Minister Boris Johnson reluctantly wrote to Brussels late Saturday asking for a Brexit extension after MPs …

Calls mount for Cheika to go after Wallabies 'flogging'

Oct 20 2019

Australian rugby has been "plunged back into the darkness" by their "humiliating" quarter-final World Cup exit, domestic …

Nadal marries partner of 14 years in Mallorca

Oct 19 2019

Rafael Nadal married his partner of 14 years, Xisca Perello, at a castle in Mallorca on Saturday.

Messi, Suarez, Griezmann all on target for Barca as Atletico held

Oct 19 2019

Barcelona's 'MSG' strike force is finally clicked into gear as Lionel Messi, Luis Suarez and Antoine Griezmann all …

Aussies Campbell, McKeon roar into International Swimming League

Oct 19 2019

Australian Olympic gold medallists Cate Campbell and Emma McKeon made their International Swimming League debuts on …

IMF chief says building 'peer pressure' to follow trade rules

Oct 19 2019

With trade tensions undermining confidence and global growth, economic leaders are increasingly pushing each other to …

Indonesia's Jokowi kicks off fresh term after wave of crises

Oct 19 2019

Indonesia's President Joko Widodo will kick off a fresh term Sunday, following a wave of crises and with Jakarta under …

Turkey, Kurds trade accusations over shaky Syria truce

Oct 19 2019

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan fired off a fresh warning Saturday to "crush" Kurdish forces as both sides …

Angry Chileans clash with police for second day

Oct 19 2019

Chileans angry over social and economic issues clashed with security forces for a second day Saturday despite a state of …

British PM to seek extension after MPs back Brexit delay

Oct 19 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is to write to Brussels seeking a Brexit deadline extension after MPs voted Saturday to …

Violent protests erupt in Chile despite state of emergency

Oct 19 2019

Demonstrators in Chile clashed with police Saturday despite a state of emergency declared to deal with Santiago's worst …

The law pitting UK parliament against PM Johnson

Oct 19 2019

After British MPs voted on Saturday to delay a decision on whether to approve Boris Johnson's Brexit deal, the prime …

Chileans bang pots and pans as protests continue

Oct 19 2019

Chileans angry over social and economic woes banged pots and pans Saturday in a noisy but peaceful continuation of …

Italy's Salvini seeks to unite right at Rome rally

Oct 19 2019

Italy's former firebrand interior minister Matteo Salvini held a mass rally in Rome on Saturday which he hopes will …

British MPs vote to force Johnson to seek new Brexit delay

Oct 19 2019

British MPs voted on Saturday to demand Boris Johnson delay Brexit while they further consider his EU divorce deal but …

Anti-Brexit activists march to parliament as MPs delay decision

Oct 19 2019

Tens of thousands of pro-EU protesters from across Britain wielding banners, placards and flags converged on parliament …

Chile's capital stunned by violent street protests

Oct 19 2019

Residents of Chile's capital awoke Saturday to a ravaged city as burned-out buses, bikes and garbage littered the …

Catalan leaders demand talks with Madrid after violent clashes

Oct 19 2019

Separatist Catalan leaders on Saturday called on the Spanish government to enter into talks as Barcelona braced for …

15 die in dam collapse at Siberian gold mine

Oct 19 2019

Fifteen people were killed and another six missing after an illegally built dam collapsed at an artisanal gold mine in a …

British MPs force Johnson to seek new Brexit delay

Oct 19 2019

British MPs voted Saturday to force Prime Minister Boris Johnson to ask the European Union to delay Brexit yet again but …

New Zealand, England set up blockbuster Rugby World Cup semi-final

Oct 19 2019

The All Blacks overwhelmed Ireland 46-14 and England thumped their old enemy Australia to set up a blockbuster …

British PM fights threat of further delay in Brexit debate

Oct 19 2019

Prime Minister Boris Johnson fought attempts Saturday to potentially further delay Britain's protracted departure from …

Turkey, Kurds trade accusations even as Syria truce takes hold

Oct 19 2019

Turkish and Kurdish leaders accused each other of violating a US-brokered truce in northeastern Syria even as it …

More Barcelona violence feared as separatists call for new protest

Oct 19 2019

Barcelona was bracing for fresh violence Saturday after nearly 200 people were hurt in a night of clashes with radical …

Italy's Salvini flexes muscles with Rome rally

Oct 19 2019

Italy's strongman Matteo Salvini holds a rally in Rome Saturday aimed at relaunching the Italian right and making a …

England send out World Cup message with big win over Australia

Oct 19 2019

England showed they will take some beating at the Rugby World Cup as they thumped their old enemy Australia 40-16 to …

Brexit in the balance as British MPs hold knife-edge vote

Oct 19 2019

British MPs gathered on Saturday for a knife-edge vote on Prime Minister Boris Johnson's Brexit deal for a decision that …

Nearly 200 injured in police clashes with Catalan separatists

Oct 19 2019

Nearly 200 people were hurt in another night of violent clashes in Catalonia, authorities said Saturday, after radical …

Alone in Greece, refugee and migrant minors fight against despair

Oct 19 2019

At the notoriously overcrowded Greek island camp of Moria, Ezzatolah Soleimani admits he cries often amid despair, …

Facebook says it will deliver News Corp stories

Oct 19 2019

Facebook on Friday confirmed that some stories from News Corp, publisher of The Wall Street Journal, will be among the …

Chile president declares state of emergency after violent protests

Oct 19 2019

Chile's president declared a state of emergency in Santiago Friday night and gave the military responsibility for …

Dutch port aims to keep on trucking despite Brexit 'chaos'

Oct 19 2019

While Boris Johnson scrambled Friday to sell his EU divorce deal to parliament, the Dutch port of Rotterdam handed out …

Yes Yes Yes wins turf racing's biggest prize, The Everest

Oct 19 2019

Yes Yes Yes, trained by Chris Waller who steered Winx on an incredible, unbeaten 33-race run, stunned favourite Santa …

McConnell slams Syria withdrawal as scattered fighting flares

Oct 19 2019

US Senate majority leader Mitch McConnell has attacked President Donald Trump's decision to pull troops from Syria as "a …

'It's finally here' - Rugby World Cup comes to crunch with quarter-finals

Oct 19 2019

England take on Australia and defending champions New Zealand play Ireland as the Rugby World Cup in Japan suddenly gets …

Meghan Markle says motherhood a 'struggle' under spotlight

Oct 19 2019

Meghan Markle has admitted becoming a mother while living under an intense media spotlight has been a "struggle".