Trump Administration

US business economists worry about the prospects for President Donald Trump's policy agenda, and the potential damage to the economy from his trade and immigration policies

US business economists fret over Trump policy agenda

US business economists worry about the prospects for President Donald Trump's policy agenda, and the potential damage to the economy from his trade and immigration policies, according to a survey released on Monday.

Fast-food

McDonald's to shut 169 outlets in India

McDonald's said Monday it is shutting 169 restaurants in India after a legal row with a local franchise operator.

Automotive

China's Great Wall Motor plans Fiat Chrysler purchase

China's Great Wall Motor signalled on Monday its intention to make an ambitious offer to buy all or part of Italian-American car maker Fiat Chrysler Automobiles.

Imitation Game: China carmakers ape foreign brands at Shanghai show

If imitation is the sincerest form of flattery, then global carmakers are basking in the compliments at Shanghai's auto show, where some Chinese-made models bear striking resemblances to famous foreign brands.

Business

France's Total to buy Maersk Oil

French oil giant Total said Monday that it would buy Maersk Oil, a unit of the Danish shipping giant A.P. Moller-Maersk, for $7.45 billion (6.35 billion euros).

Afghanistan

Afghan officials claim that Taliban and IS fighters killed dozens in a rare joint operation between the two insurgent groups

Afghanistan massacre may account to war crime: UN

A United Nations investigation published Sunday confirmed that Taliban and self-proclaimed Islamic State insurgents jointly massacred dozens of people in Afghanistan earlier this month in an attack that «may amount to a war crime».

High security as Afghanistan marks independence day

Afghan security forces were on high alert Saturday as the war-weary country, reeling from a number of high-profile deadly attacks, prepared to mark its independence day with muted celebrations.

Brazil

Lula seeks political rebirth where he began: among the people

The very thought that Lula might go to prison causes Maria Helena da Conceicao to break into tears. To her, the former Brazilian president is much more than just a politician facing corruption charges and fighting to regain power.

Spain attacks

«Mother of Satan» TATP found in Spain bomb factory

Traces of the easy-to-make but deadly explosive TATP -- known as the «mother of Satan» -- have been found in a house where the alleged attackers in the twin assaults in Spain were believed to be building bombs, police said Sunday.

Spain attacks: What we know (20/08/2017)

At least 14 people were killed and more than 100 injured in twin attacks in which vehicles were used to mow down pedestrians on Barcelona's most popular street and in a busy seaside resort town.

Turkey-German relations

Erdogan urges «slap» for German ruling parties in polls

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday called on Turkish-origin Germans to give a «slap» to both parties in Chancellor Angela Merkel's ruling coalition in September polls, pressing on with what Berlin has condemned as unprecedented meddling.

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.

State TV

Injuries as rocket hits near Damascus business fair

Rocket fire injured several people Sunday near the entrance to the Damascus International Fair, a key business gathering being held for the first time in five years, Syrian television said.

Lebanon army launches offensive against IS on Syria border

Lebanese troops launched an offensive against the Islamic State group on Saturday close to the Syrian border where the jihadists have been active for several years.

Terrorism

Russia steps up probe into attack claimed by IS

Russia said Sunday that a stabbing which injured seven people and was claimed by the Islamic State group is being probed by top investigators in Moscow, as new details emerged.

Putin urges world to fight terror as Russia marks WWII victory

President Vladimir Putin on Tuesday warned Russia could defeat any aggressors but insisted that the world come together to fight «terrorism» as Moscow marked 72 years since victory in World War II.

Terrorism

Italy boosts protection of art treasures after Spain attacks

Italy on Sunday boosted terror prevention measures surrounding the country's architectural and artistic treasures and major pedestrian areas in response to the attacks in Spain, Finland and Russia.

Hong Kong

Crowds rally in Hong Kong after activists jailed

Thousands of supporters of three jailed young democracy activists took to the streets in Hong Kong Sunday to protest their sentences.

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».

Electronics

Apple under pressure to dazzle as market slows

As Apple and Samsung gear up to launch new flagship smartphones, the market leaders are seeking a wow factor that can help them fend off challenges from rising Chinese-based manufacturers.

India

Search ongoing after Indian rail crash claims at least 23 lives

Emergency crews searched mangled carriages Sunday for any further victims after a train crash in northern India killed 23 passengers, the fourth major accident this year on the crumbling network.

US-Iran relations

«Iran's top priority to protect nuclear deal from US»

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Sunday the top foreign policy priority for his new government was to protect the nuclear deal from being torn up by the United States.

Iran nuclear deal under review as uncertainty grows

Iran and major powers met Tuesday in Vienna to review adherence to their 2015 nuclear deal as uncertainty grows about the landmark accord's future under US President Donald Trump.

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.

Returns the Minions, in Los Angeles the first of «Despicable Me 3»

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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

Big Ben's scheduled four-year silence has stirred a worried debate at a time of national uncertainty

Big Ben's scheduled four-year silence has stirred a worried debate at a time of national uncertainty

Last bongs for Big Ben as four-year repairs begin

London landmark Big Ben fell silent for four years starting Monday, as a political outcry mounted over renovations that will rob Britain of a cherished symbol at a time of national uncertainty.

Beatles' «Eleanor Rigby» score expected to fetch $26,000 at auction

The original handwritten score for the Beatles song «Eleanor Rigby» is to be sold at auction, alongside the deeds of the grave of the woman said to have been immortalised by the Fab Four.

Barrier-breaking US comedian, activist Dick Gregory dead at 84

US comedian and civil rights activist Dick Gregory, who broke barriers as a performer in the era of segregation and challenged racism through searing humor, died Saturday night, his family said. He was 84.

Sports

Spain's Rafael Nadal won his 15th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in June 2017

Spain's Rafael Nadal won his 15th Grand Slam title at Roland Garros in June 2017

Nadal back as number one

Rafael Nadal was confirmed as the world number one for the first time in three years in the latest ATP rankings released on Monday.

Neymar slams Barcelona bosses after PSG home debut

Paris Saint-Germain's world record signing Neymar launched a scathing attack on his former club's directors, saying «Barca deserve much better».

Coach Cheika backs Wallabies plans after landslide loss to All Blacks

Under-fire head coach Michael Cheika says he will continue to back his team's defensive structures after the Wallabies' ignominious 54-34 defeat to New Zealand in the Rugby Championship.

SciTech

Both Musk and British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking have regularly warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence.

Both Musk and British astrophysicist Stephen Hawking have regularly warned of the dangers of artificial intelligence.

Robotic weapons, tech leaders warn against «Pandora's box»

Elon Musk is leading demands for a global ban on killer robots, warning technological advances could revolutionise warfare and create new «weapons of terror» that target innocent people.

AI revolution will be all about humans

It's 2050 and the world revolves around you. From the contents of your fridge to room temperature -- digital assistants ensure your home runs smoothly. Your screens know your taste and show channels you want to see as you enter the room. Your car is driverless and your favourite barman may just be an android.

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.

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.