Terrorism

Policemen check the identity of people in Barcelona after a van ploughed into a crowd of people, killing 13 people

Spain twin vehicle attacks: What we know

At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 others injured after drivers slammed into pedestrians in two quick-succession, separate attacks on Barcelona's most popular street and in another busy Spanish seaside town.

Energy

Wind energy blows up storm of controversy in Mexico

Cain Lopez looks tiny standing near the seven enormous wind turbines that tower over his farm in the Mexican village of La Ventosa.

Refugee

Canada struggles with refugee surge from US

Soldiers busily assemble tents with wooden floors, lighting and heating in Canada's Quebec province near the US border to temporarily house a surge in asylum seekers from the United States.

Foreign trade

«On Monday, President Trump instructed me to look into Chinese laws, policies, and practices which may be harming American intellectual property rights, innovation, or technology development,» US Trade Representative Robert Lighthizer said

US launches formal trade investigation into China

The United States on Friday formally launched a trade investigation into China's intellectual property practices and forced transfer of American technology, which President Donald Trump had called for this week.

No «clean slate» between the US and Russia, Tillerson says

Relations between the United States and Russia, at their lowest level since the Cold War, will not restart «with a clean slate,» Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Sunday.

Trump Administration

Steve Bannon

Steve Bannon, Trump's «Great Manipulator»

When Steve Bannon gave a free-wheeling interview to a small left-wing magazine this week, he spoke as if he -- the White House's «great manipulator» -- was back on top.

Trump says US culture, history being «ripped apart»

President Donald Trump on Thursday condemned the «foolish» removal of Confederate statues whose preservation has become a rallying cry for white supremacists, saying US culture and history were being «ripped apart.»

Turkey-Germany

Erdogan wades into German election, Berlin hits back

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan Friday urged ethnic Turks in Germany to reject its main parties in upcoming elections, prompting a sharp warning from Berlin to stop the «unprecedented» meddling.

Turkey-US: strained relations

From the 2003 US invasion of Iraq to Washington's latest decision to arm Kurdish groups in Syria, relations between Turkey and the US have been tested repeatedly.

Experts

Brief tourism impact from Spain attacks

The attacks in Catalonia may hit tourist numbers, but the recent experience of other European countries hit by jihadist violence suggests it will likely be brief, industry experts said.

Spain

Search for loved ones after Spain's twin attacks

«Missing in Barcelona,» reads a Facebook message posted by Tony Cadman, asking users to share a picture of his seven-year-old grandson who disappeared after a van ploughed into crowds in the Spanish seaside city.

World leaders voice solidarity with Spain after terror attack

As Spanish police on Friday hunted for the driver who rammed a van into pedestrians on an avenue crowded with tourists in Barcelona, world leaders have condemned the attack, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

Trump Administration

Trump heads to Camp David for Afghanistan talks

US President Donald Trump is assembling his national security team at the Camp David presidential retreat Friday to forge a way ahead in Afghanistan, almost 16 years after the war began.

Korean crisis

Joint exercises could send Korea tensions soaring again

After North Korea and the United States traded bellicose threats of nuclear conflagration, all eyes will be on an annual war game in the South next week that could send tensions spiralling back upwards, analysts say.

Top American general says attack on Japan same as on US

The United States' most senior military officer on Friday said North Korea understands that an any attack on Japan is equal to one on the US itself -- and vice versa.

Hong Kong

Beijing defends jailing of Hong Kong activists

China on Friday rejected international criticism of the jailing of three prominent Hong Kong activists, warning against using «so-called democracy» to conduct «illegal violent activities».

Hong Kong's Umbrella Movement leaders jailed 

Joshua Wong and two other young leaders of Hong Kong's huge Umbrella Movement rallies were jailed Thursday for their role in the 2014 pro-democracy protests, dealing a fresh blow to the campaign for political reform.

Middle East

Israel freezes controversial settlement law

Israel's Supreme Court has frozen implementation of a law legalising dozens of Jewish settlements built on private Palestinian land, which the UN labelled a «thick red line».

Palestinians dismiss IS claim of Israel policewoman killing

Palestinian militant factions on Saturday dismissed a claim by the Islamic State group that it was behind the fatal stabbing of an Israeli policewoman in Jerusalem, saying the assailants came from their ranks.

Virtual currency

Australia to regulate virtual currency exchanges like Bitcoin

Australia is set to regulate virtual currency exchanges such as Bitcoin and strengthen the powers of its financial intelligence agency AUSTRAC as it cracks down on money laundering and terrorism financing.

Automotive

Fiat Chrysler an enticing takeover target for China

Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles would be an alluring takeover target for a Chinese company, instantly putting it at the top rung of the US auto industry, analysts say.

US Supreme Court blocks GM appeal on defective ignitions

The US Supreme Court on Monday turned away an appeal by auto giant General Motors of potentially billions of dollars in consumer claims over faulty ignition switches.

Middle East

Saudi Arabia reopens border to Qatari pilgrims despite tensions

Qatari hajj pilgrims began crossing into Saudi Arabia on Thursday, Saudi media reported, after Riyadh reopened the border in a move that Doha welcomed but saw as «politically motivated» as regional tensions simmer.

US wants «strong» Saudi Arabia: Mattis

The United States wants to see a strong Saudi Arabia, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis said during talks Wednesday aimed at reinvigorating the Riyadh-Washington alliance.

DIARIO TV

Bono at Eliseo received from Macron

Bono, leader of the U2 and co-founder of the ONG «One», arrives at the Eliseo for an interview with French President Emmanuel Macron. The Irish rock band will perform on 25 and 26 July at the Stade de France in Saint-Denis, north of Paris.

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Paris Fashion Week: The sophisticated casual man according to Hermes

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Loew celebrates 100th victory

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The Magic of the «Scarlett Vele», a dream night in St. Petersburg

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Life & Style

French film director Roman Polanski, seen here in 2013, fled the United States in 1978 before he could be sentenced after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13 year old girl

French film director Roman Polanski, seen here in 2013, fled the United States in 1978 before he could be sentenced after pleading guilty to having unlawful sex with a 13 year old girl

US judge rejects Polanski victim's bid to close case

A US judge on Friday rejected a bid by a woman Roman Polanski raped as a teenager to close the case, saying the fugitive filmmaker must appear in court for the matter to be resolved.

Diana crash car «handled badly at high speed»

The 1997 car crash that killed Britain's Princess Diana spawned a host of conspiracy theories, but evidence that it was an accident only grows stronger, bolstered by new revelations about the history of the vehicle.

Queen of Soul Aretha Franklin moving back to Detroit

Aretha Franklin, who has reigned as the Queen of Soul for some 50 years, has announced plans to return to her hometown of Detroit and open a nightclub.

Sports

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to the world number one ranking on August 21, 2017 for the first time in three years

Spain's Rafael Nadal returns to the world number one ranking on August 21, 2017 for the first time in three years

Nadal returns to No. 1 with heavy heart over Barcelona

Spain's Rafael Nadal, who returns to the world number one ranking on Monday for the first time in three years, remains «destroyed» by the terror attacks that rocked his homeland.

Security in spotlight in Spain as football, cycling events take place

While Spain mourns following the terror attacks in Catalonia, security will be in the spotlight as two global sporting events get under way this weekend in La Liga and the Vuelta cycling race.

Kasparov shows flashes of past glory but comeback no dazzler

Russian chess legend Garry Kasparov concluded his keenly awaited comeback Friday, ending a week of games in which he showed flashes of his legendary prowess but ended up eighth out of 10 players.

SciTech

Total solar eclipse enthusiasts gather in Madras, Oregon -- the rural central and eastern part of the state is hosting dozens of festivals to help manage the crowds, as a million visitors are expected to the region for Monday's natural phenomena

Total solar eclipse enthusiasts gather in Madras, Oregon -- the rural central and eastern part of the state is hosting dozens of festivals to help manage the crowds, as a million visitors are expected to the region for Monday's natural phenomena

Eclipse-chasers trot the globe, addicted to Moon's shadow

Eclipse-chasers are a dedicated crew of scientists who travel the globe to catch a few moments in eerie darkness, and even after seeing dozens of eclipses, they say they can't get enough.

Bones, silver found in 18th-century Dutch wreck off UK

Maritime archaeologists said Friday they have begun excavating the wreck of a Dutch ship that sank off the English coast in 1740, recovering leather shoes, silver and the bones of its lost crew.

South Africa opposes online rhino horn auction

South Africa said Friday it would oppose an online auction of rhino horns due to start next week, as outraged conservationists said the sale would undermine the global ban on rhino trade.

Health

Opioid drug maker Insys settled a lawsuit for $4.5 million in which the state of Illinois, one of the regions in the US most affected by rising overdose deaths due to abuse of addictive opioid painkillers, accused the company of deceptive marketing

Opioid drug maker Insys settled a lawsuit for $4.5 million in which the state of Illinois, one of the regions in the US most affected by rising overdose deaths due to abuse of addictive opioid painkillers, accused the company of deceptive marketing

Opioid drug maker settles US lawsuit for $4.5 million

Opioid drug maker Insys agreed to pay $4.5 million Friday to end a lawsuit in which it was accused of deceptive marketing, one of the first settlements of civil suits that drug manufacturers face over a US overdose epidemic.

Death rates far higher for «alternative» cancer cures

People who choose alternative cures for common cancers are up to five times more likely to die compared to those opting for standard treatments, the lead scientist of a new study told AFP Friday.

Australian researchers in peanut allergy breakthrough

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment they say offers hope that a cure will soon be possible.