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Erdogan says Turkey to boycott US electronic goods

AFP | President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday said Turkey would boycott US electronic goods like the iPhone in retaliation for punitive sanctions from Washington,...

Tinder founders sue parent alleging cheating on stock options

AFP | Tinder founders and early employees filed a lawsuit Tuesday accusing parent firm InterActiveCorp of cheating them out of billions of dollars by manipulating...

The sweet taste of success: a Syrian’s journey from Gitmo to...

AFP | Ahmed Ahjam spent more than 12 years in the Guantanamo Bay prison for terror suspects, but now he has seen a dream come...

Trump calls former aide Omarosa a ‘dog’

AFP | President Donald Trump lashed out at his former "Apprentice" and White House aide Omarosa Manigault Newman Tuesday in especially angry terms, slamming her...

European countries reach deal to share Aquarius migrants

AFP| Five European countries on Tuesday offered to take in the 141 migrants marooned on board the Aquarius rescue vessel after it was given permission...

Transgender woman, Somali-American win US primary nods

AFP | Christine Hallquist won the Democratic gubernatorial nomination in the US state of Vermont on Tuesday, moving a step closer to becoming the nation's...

Syria regime welcomes returning refugees with charm offensive

AFP | Several years after fleeing Syria, a group of wide-eyed refugees stares through the tinted windows of their bus to see the homecoming committee...

Turkey crisis risks souring military ties with US

AFP | The crisis in US-Turkish relations, which already has put Turkey's economy under massive strain, also risks souring military ties between the two NATO...

A year on, suspicion and silence in Spain jihadists’ hometown

AFP | Suspicion, incomprehension and a thick silence reign in the mountainous town of Ripoll a year after jihadist attacks in Catalonia. The town in northeastern...

Senior Trump officials survey California fire devastation as toll mounts

AFP | Senior members of President Donald Trump's administration visited California Monday as the toll rose to at least nine dead in blazes that have...

Mali opposition leader rejects results as counting underway

AFP | Malian opposition candidate Soumaila Cisse said on Monday he would reject the results of a presidential runoff marred by accusations of fraud, violence,...

Rio’s poorest teens caught between traffickers and the law

AFP | Antonio's story began one sunny afternoon in a favela near Copacabana beach when he picked up a 9mm pistol. It ended with his...

After Charlottesville, American neo-Nazis in disarray

AFP | A year after American white supremacists marched with flaming torches through a southern university and delighted in President Donald Trump's response after protests...

China denies internment of 1 mn Uighurs

AFP | China vehemently denied Monday allegations that one million of its mostly Muslim Uighur minority are being held in internment camps, insisting all ethnic...

Iraq’s top musicians play on despite unpaid wages

AFP | In a dusty Baghdad dance studio, conductor Mohammed Amin Ezzat tries to fire up the musicians of Iraq's National Symphony Orchestra, whose enthusiasm...

Protests before Hong Kong independence activist talk at press club

AFP | Rival protesters gathered outside Hong Kong's Foreign Correspondents' Club Tuesday as it was set to host a talk by an independence activist, despite...

CPEC provided “favorable financing arrangements”

AFP | Pakistan recently defended its economic partnership with China, amid fears that the terms of opaque multi-billion dollar investments by Beijing could be exacerbating...

Britain’s Prince Louis christened without Queen

AFP | Britain's Prince Louis of Cambridge, the baby son of Prince William and his wife Kate, was christened on Monday but Queen Elizabeth II...

Former S. Korea presidential hopeful acquitted in sex abuse case

AFP | A former South Korean presidential contender was found not guilty on all charges on Tuesday in a trial stemming from allegations he raped...

A.Q. Khan: Nuclear hero to Pakistan, villain to West

AFP | Pakistani atomic scientist Abdul Qadeer Khan is hailed as a national hero for transforming his country into the world's first Islamic nuclear power...

Glamour girl turned duchess: Meghan tones down

AFP | Muted colours, long dresses and chaste necklines: Meghan has had to tone down her fashion choices since marrying Prince Harry in May but...

France to set penalties on non-recycled plastic

AFP | France plans to introduce a penalty system next year that would increase the costs of consumer goods with packaging made of non-recycled plastic,...

Fight for Afghan city rages despite govt claim of upper hand

AFP | The fight for the eastern Afghan city of Ghazni entered its third day as Taliban militants and security forces engaged in heavy clashes Sunday,...

Turkey pledges lira action to calm markets

AFP | Turkey has vowed to take measures later Monday to calm market fears sparked by the precipitous plunge in the lira's value as its...

Reunited post-Aleppo battle, Syria medics mete out ‘hope’

AFP| Her scarred hands wrapped in gloves, Malakeh Harbaliyya lifted an infant out of an incubator at a hospital in Syria's rural north, holding him...

Catalogue of abuse: seeking justice for the Rohingya

AFP | Cross-legged in a windowless, almost pitch-black bamboo shack, the investigator pressed record on a video camera and asked the young Rohingya woman to...

Stormy Daniels lawyer says would ‘hit harder’ to beat Trump in...

AFP | As the lawyer for adult film star Stormy Daniels, Michael Avenatti has been a persistent thorn in Donald Trump's side. But in the last...

Cows help rehabilitate prisoners in Sweden

AFP | It's barely 6:00 am and Alfred is already busy milking cows. But when his chores on the farm are done, he won't be...

California blazes threaten populated areas

AFP | Authorities battling massive wildfires in large swathes of California issued mandatory evacuation orders and health warnings Friday over the worsening air quality as...

Turkey’s lira crisis: How bad can it get?

AFP | Three, four, five, six… What next? Turks have over the last half decade counted the rapid depreciation of the Turkish lira on the screens...

Four killed in shooting in Canada, including 2 police

AFP | Two police officers were among four people killed Friday in a shooting that sparked panic and a police lockdown in a sleepy eastern...

Drill music deaths reveal hard truths of London streets

AFP | this year and police are accusing the genre of fuelling the violence. But defenders of a drill, a form of hip-hop, argue it...

Pakistan’s Imran Khan to be sworn in as PM August 18:...

AFP | Pakistan's World Cup cricket hero Imran Khan will be sworn in as prime minister next week, his party said Friday, announcing it has...

A year after deadly protest, white nationalists to rally outside White...

AFP | Exactly a year since torch-wielding neo-Nazis clashed with counter-demonstrators in a deadly protest that highlighted the growing boldness of America's extreme right, white...

Canada asks for help in Saudi dispute

AFP | Canada is quietly nudging allies including Germany and Sweden for help with resolving its row with Saudi Arabia, a government source confirmed Thursday....

Russia, China block US bid to slap North Korea sanctions

AFP | Russia and China on Thursday blocked a US request to add a Russian bank to a UN sanctions blacklist along with a North...

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