Trump Administration

The speech was cheered on by supporters inside the conference center, though thousands of anti-Trump protesters clashed with police outside the venue

Trump lashes out at media in Arizona rally

President Donald Trump on Tuesday mounted an aggressive defense of his response to a deadly far-right march in Virginia, using a rally speech to condemn «dishonest» media coverage of his widely criticized remarks.


Philippines' biggest Muslim rebel group sounds IS alarm

The Philippines' largest Muslim rebel group said Wednesday it had lost 10 fighters in battles to stop a «growing force» of radical militants who support the Islamic State group.

Iraqi conflict

Iraqi forces advance towards heart of IS-held bastion

Iraqi forces advanced Wednesday towards central Tal Afar, one of the Islamic State group's last strongholds in the country, as aid workers braced for an exodus of civilians fleeing the fighting.

Iraqi forces close in on IS-held Tal Afar

Iraqi forces closed in Monday on Tal Afar on the second day of an offensive against the last major bastion of the Islamic State group in the country's north, seizing several villages around the city.


Afghan security personnel inspect the site of a suicide attack near the main police headquarters in Lashkar Gah, capital of Helmand province

Taliban suicide bomber kills five in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed five people and wounded dozens of others, mainly children as young as five, after detonating a car packed with explosives at a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan Wednesday.

Iraqi forces retake three districts of IS bastion

Iraqi forces on Tuesday recaptured from the Islamic State group the first three districts of jihadist bastion Tal Afar as the Pentagon chief visited Baghdad in a show of support.


Admiral Scott Swift, commander of the US Pacific Fleet, speaks to reporters Tuesday

US Navy dismisses commander after deadly warship collision

The US Navy confirmed Wednesday it had sacked the commander of its Seventh Fleet after a deadly collision between a destroyer and a tanker off Singapore, the latest of several accidents involving an American warship in Asian waters.

Trump blasts F-35 fighter jet program cost as «out of control»

Lockheed Martin stocks were down about four percent in early trading Monday after President-elect Donald Trump blasted «out of control» costs for the F-35 stealth fighter program.


Taliban suicide bomber kills five civilians in Afghanistan

A Taliban suicide bomber killed five civilians and wounded dozens of others, mainly children, when he detonated a car filled with explosives at a police headquarters in southern Afghanistan Wednesday.

Trump backs off Afghan withdrawal, lambasts Pakistan

President Donald Trump cleared the way for the deployment of thousands more US troops to Afghanistan Monday, backtracking from his promise to rapidly end America's longest war, while pillorying ally Pakistan for offering safe haven to «agents of chaos.»

Syrian crisis

US defence chief in Turkey for talks on Syria, Kurds

Pentagon chief Jim Mattis arrived in Ankara on Wednesday for talks with Turkish leaders expected to focus on Washington's arming of a Syrian Kurdish militia, which Turkey views as a terror group, in the fight against Islamic State.

Dozens reported dead in US-led strikes as battle nears Raqa heart

Dozens of civilians have died in two days of intense US-led strikes on Raqa, a monitor said Tuesday, as fighting to retake the Syrian city from jihadists approaches its densely populated centre.


Google and Walmart unveil e-commerce partnership

Google and Walmart on Tuesday announced a partnership that will make the retailer's products available on the internet giant's online shopping mall.

Wal-Mart profits fall as it ramps investment to fight Amazon

Discount retail giant Walmart updated investors Thursday on its latest gadgets and time-saving options aimed at luring shoppers away from arch-rival Amazon, but the efforts come at a cost.

Spain attack

Barcelona, Spain's tourism magnet, hopes attacks won't dent appeal

A tourist magnet in Spain, adored for its beaches and architecture, Barcelona is working to reassure future visitors in the hope that last week's bloody rampage won't impact a key sector for its economy.

Spain suspect says terror cell planned big attack on monuments

A suspected member of the terror cell that unleashed carnage in Spain last week admitted to a judge on Tuesday that the jihadists had planned to hit monuments in an even bigger attack.


Venezuela seeks cross-border arrest of ex-prosecutor

Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro said Tuesday he would seek international cooperation to arrest a fired chief prosecutor who fled the country after defying him amid a deadly political crisis.

Women's march keeps pressure on Venezuela's Maduro

Hundreds of women marched in Venezuela's capital on Saturday to keep pressure on President Nicolas Maduro, whose authority is being increasingly challenged by protests and deadly unrest.

Football | Spain

Ronaldo cries injustice as last appeal rejected

Cristiano Ronaldo reiterated his anger at what he described as the «incomprehensible decision» to reject his final appeal against a five-match ban on Tuesday.

Hong Kong

Jailed Hong Kong activist Wong back in court

With hair newly shaven in accordance with Hong Kong prison rules, jailed pro-democracy activist Joshua Wong was in court again Tuesday on more protest-related charges.

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.


Bell tolls for Big Ben as four-year silence begins

London landmark Big Ben fell silent for four years in front of a reverential crowd on Monday amid an outcry over the temporary loss of a cherished symbol of stability at a time of national uncertainty.


Erdogan says top Turkish general must accept demotion

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday warned a top Turkish general who played a key role in defeating last year's failed coup and led a cross-border operation in Syria that he must accept a surprise demotion without rancour.


Brigitte Macron to work on charities as unofficial «first lady»

The wife of French President Emmanuel Macron will represent the country and carry out charity work but not have the official status of First Lady, following opposition to giving her such a title, the presidency announced on Monday.

Brigitte Macron says will take on informal role as first lady

The wife of French President Emmanuel Macron has said she will adopt the role of first lady, but only in an informal capacity after opposition to plans to give her an official status.


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

Billy Corgan will release his latest album on October 13, 2017

Billy Corgan will release his latest album on October 13, 2017

Smashing Pumpkins' Corgan sets stripped-back solo album

Billy Corgan, the force behind hard-charging alternative rock giants The Smashing Pumpkins, on Tuesday announced a stripped-back solo album driven by piano and acoustic guitar.

Taiwan's tribal matchmaking festival

As night falls on a square in the village of Matai'an, young women cast critical eyes over a dancing circle of men in embroidered skirts and feathered head dresses as part of an ancient match-making ritual.

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.


Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension

Sharapova determined to prove point on Slam return

Former world number one Maria Sharapova makes her first Grand Slam appearance next week since serving a 15-month doping suspension, bringing renewed passion and resolve to the US Open.

Mayweather takes jab at «heavy» McGregor

Floyd Mayweather believes Conor McGregor is struggling to make the weight for their cross-combat showdown as the final countdown to the superfight cranked into overdrive on Tuesday.

Nasri relishing Antalyaspor «challenge» after Manchester City exit

Former French international midfielder Samir Nasri on Tuesday said he was relishing the challenge of playing for Antalyaspor, after signing for the Turkish Super Lig team following six years at Manchester City.


«We see teens and tweens migrating to Snapchat and Instagram,» said eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco

«We see teens and tweens migrating to Snapchat and Instagram,» said eMarketer senior forecasting analyst Oscar Orozco

Facebook losing teens to Instagram-Snapchat

Facebook use in the US will slow as teens and young adults opt for smartphone image-sharing services Instagram and Snapchat, according to an eMarketer forecast released on Tuesday.

Mars weather: «Cloudy, chance of nighttime snowstorm»

Mars is buffeted by turbulent snowstorms that occur only at night, according to a study released Monday that revises our understanding of Red Planet weather.

Hackers hit Malaysian sites over Indonesia flag gaffe

Indonesian hackers on Monday claimed responsibility for attacking more than 30 Malaysian websites following a gaffe that saw Indonesia's flag printed upside-down in a Southeast Asian Games commemorative magazine.


Tracking where eggs come from

Tracking where eggs come from

Tainted eggs scandal reaches Italy

Two of 114 egg samples tested in Italy have shown traces of the insecticide fipronil, Italy's health ministry said Monday, making the country the latest to become embroiled in a Europe-wide scandal.

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.