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Venezuela expels Europe lawmakers as aid showdown intensifies

AFP | Venezuela on Sunday expelled five visiting European lawmakers, an act which opposition leader Juan Guaido branded "irrational" as his showdown with President Nicolas...

Vietnam police seize nearly 300 kilograms of meth

AFP | A massive haul of nearly 300 kilograms of methamphetamine pills was seized in central Vietnam on Sunday, police said, the latest major drug...

Uruguay’s Indian cricketers searching for a permanent home

AFP | Every Sunday, close to a statue of Indian independence hero Mahatma Gandhi, a group of Indian ex-pats take over a patch of land...

Pakistan gets ready to woo Saudi crown prince

AFP | Pakistan was rescheduling flights, blocking-off luxury hotels, and according to one report Friday collecting 3,500 pigeons and colorful balloons to release during a...

Russia, Turkey, Iran hail US Syria withdrawal

AFP | The leaders of Russia, Turkey, and Iran hailed the planned US withdrawal from Syria as they met for talks Thursday on how to...

Brexit uncorks fears for French wine industry

AFP | French winemakers may be "selling like crazy" to Britain as their clients stock up ahead of Brexit, but they say the country's looming...

Governments ponder what to do with returning jihadists

AFP | The imminent fall of the Islamic State's caliphate in Iraq and Syria has left many countries grappling with what to do with jihadists...

Airbus pulls plug on costly A380 superjumbo as sales plummet

AFP | European aerospace giant Airbus said Thursday that it would stop building its A380 superjumbo, the double-decker jet which earned plaudits from passengers but...

Colourful start to London Fashion Week as Brexit worries pervade

AFP | London Fashion Week kicked off five days of catwalk shows on Friday with a splash of colour, as fears of Brexit -- now...

Parkland’s day of remembrance: Moments of silence, reflection and grief

AFP | Students, parents and politicians marked the first anniversary of the Valentine's Day shooting at a Florida high school Thursday with somber tributes, prayers...

Turkish media print images of ‘local collaborator’ in Khashoggi murder

AFP | Istanbul: Turkish media on Thursday published images of a so-called “local collaborator” who allegedly helped the Saudi hit squad dispose of the body...

$100 million in humanitarian aid pledged to crisis-hit Venezuela

AFP | Twenty-five countries have pledged $100 million in aid to Venezuela, a top US official said Thursday, as the crisis-hit country's Supreme Court took...

Taliban confront fake news and social media in propaganda war

AFP | Fighting "fake" news, wrestling with social media, and deploying an intern army -- the Taliban's sprawling propaganda machine embraces modernity even as the...

Trump plans ’emergency’ to fund wall as Congress moves to avert...

AFP | President Donald Trump plans to declare a national emergency to fund his controversial border wall, the White House said Thursday, a move that...

New-look Burberry tops the bill at London Fashion Week

AFP | After New York, the fashion world descends on London Friday for more than 80 catwalk shows over five days -- just weeks before...

Trump puts on weight, but in ‘very good health:’ doctor

AFP | President Donald Trump is technically obese and has put on weight since last year, but his official doctor declared him Thursday to be...

Saudi Arabia ‘regrets’ EU money-laundering blacklist proposal

AFP | Saudi Arabia expressed "regret" over EU proposals to add the country to its money-laundering blacklist of governments that do too little to thwart...

A year after US school massacre, gun control remains elusive

AFP | On Valentine's Day of last year, a 19-year-old armed with a military-style assault rifle walked into his old high school in Parkland, Florida...

In Syria, families flee IS holdout to dust and desperation

AFP | The cry echoed across the chalk-dry Syrian plain: "Water!" Within seconds, the truck carrying a few dozen bottles was emptied by parched refugees...

Venezuela: Another black eye for Chinese economic diplomacy

AFP | China and Venezuela seemed like natural bedfellows: one is the planet's top crude-oil importer and the other possesses the world's largest reserves. But...

French ‘yellow vest’ boxer given one-year sentence

AFP | An ex-boxer who became a hero to some of France's "yellow vest" protesters after beating up police officers during a demonstration was convicted...

Salvation House — where Hindus go to die

AFP | They arrive in battered cars, on crutches and sometimes on a stretcher barely able to breathe -- but salvation is close for thousands...

Taliban announce talks with US in Islamabad

AFP | The Taliban said Wednesday that its negotiators would meet US envoys for talks this month in Islamabad, and also sit down with Pakistan...

Mission complete: NASA announces demise of Opportunity rover

AFP | During 14 years of intrepid exploration across Mars, it advanced human knowledge by confirming that water once flowed on the red planet --...

In war-torn Ukraine, women get taste of combat training

AFP | In a gym in the Ukrainian port city of Mariupol, not far from the frontline with Russia-backed separatists, 20 women fall to the...

World court to rule on Iran’s billions frozen in US

AFP | The International Court of Justice on Wednesday will give its decision on a bid by Iran to recover $2 billion in frozen assets...

‘El Chapo’ leaves a void in his Mexican hometown

AFP | The downfall of Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman has done little to diminish his drug cartel's power, but locals say it has had a...

Missing Uighurs’ kin demand ‘proof of life’ videos from China

AFP | Ethnic Uighurs have launched a global campaign to press China for video proof that their missing relatives are alive, turning the tables on...

Mexican drug lord ‘El Chapo’ convicted by NY jury

AFP | Mexican mobster Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman was convicted Tuesday of crimes spanning a quarter-century in a trial that laid bare his lavish lifestyle...

Acting Pentagon chief makes surprise Baghdad visit

AFP | Acting Pentagon chief Patrick Shanahan made an unannounced visit to the Iraqi capital on Tuesday for talks on the sensitive issue of a continued...

By 2080, Washington D.C. climate may feel like Deep South

AFP | In a single generation, climate patterns will shift hundreds of kilometres in the United States, according to a study tracking the northward drift...

IBM says AI debate loss is still a win

AFP | IBM conceded Tuesday its artificial intelligence-powered Project Debater lost a competition to a human debate champion but said the experience was an important...

Afghan ex-mujahideen remember Soviet defeat in ‘graveyard of empires’

AFP | The last time Abdul Karim saw Soviet forces he was a teenage mujahideen fighter shivering on an Afghan mountainside, clutching his Kalashnikov and...

OPEC oil production falls as Saudi Arabia slashes output

AFP | Global oil cartel OPEC said Tuesday it sharply reduced crude oil production last month, after heavyweight Saudia Arabia slashed output and exports fell...

Samsung reaches settlement over ´exploding´ washing machines

AFP | Samsung Electronics has reached a settlement in a class-action lawsuit over 2.8 million "exploding" washing machines recalled in the US, the South Korean...

‘Priyanka magic’ draws thousands at debut rally in India

AFP | India's powerful Nehru-Gandhi dynasty on Monday unleashed its newest star with thousands turning out to see Priyanka Gandhi Vadra speak at her first...

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