17 August 2017
Updated 23:00
Trump Administration

In Baltimore, the Robert E. Lee and Thomas J. "Stonewall" Jackson monument base remains, but the statues are gone

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.»

Clashes Charlottesville

Cash family «sickened» by «neo-Nazi» in Cash T-shirt

The children of music legend Johnny Cash fervently condemned a «self-proclaimed neo-Nazi» filmed wearing a T-shirt emblazoned with the name of their father at last week's deadly protest in Charlottesville.

Obama faces late test of leadership in Dallas

Barack Obama will try to pull a fraying country together at a memorial for five slain Dallas policemen on Tuesday -- a monumental leadership test as his presidency winds down.

Spain

Barcelona attack: What we know

A driver deliberately rammed a van into pedestrians on one of Barcelona's most popular boulevards on Thursday, killing 13 people in what Spanish police called a «terrorist attack».

Korean crisis

US Defense Secretary James Mattis (R) watches as US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson (C) shows the way to Japan's Foreign Minister Taro Kono ahead of the start of the US-Japan Security talks centered on North Korea

US insists military ready to counter North Korea

Senior US officials insisted they are ready to respond to any North Korean attack Thursday, after a White House aide dismissed talk of a «military option.»

Peace with North Korea a «possibility»: top US general

Peace with North Korea is a «possibility», America's most senior uniformed officer said Thursday, but warned the US has «credible, viable military options» for dealing with the errant regime.

Trump Administration

US President Donald Trump denounced what he said was unfair press coverage of his comments in his latest series of tweets

Trump claims media «misrepresent» his Charlottesville comments

President Donald Trump took a swing at his favorite punching bag Thursday, claiming his comments about the deadly violence in Charlottesville were misrepresented by media.

Top US general condemns racism after Charlottesville violence

The United States' top general condemned «racism and bigotry» on Thursday, joining other military leaders in their denunciation of deadly violence in Charlottesville.

Germany

Three airlines interested in Air Berlin assets: CEO

Air Berlin is in talks with three competitors about buying up its assets, the insolvent airline's boss said Thursday, warning that not all jobs would be saved.

«Vindictive attack»

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.

Sierra Leone

Mass burials for Sierra Leone flood victims

The first mass burials of victims of Sierra Leone's devastating floods and mudslides take place on Thursday, as blame grows over government «inaction» over deforestation and poor urban planning.

The announcement

Malala wins place at Oxford University

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai, who was shot by the Taliban for advocating education for girls in her native Pakistan, announced Thursday she has won a place to study at Oxford University.

Trump weighs further US troops for Afghanistan

Hanging in a corridor outside the Pentagon press office, a blow-up of a Time magazine cover shows a weary US soldier drawing deeply on his cigarette. Barbed wire and snowy foothills loom behind him.

Australia

Muslim-baiter Hanson wears burka in Australia's Senate

Australian anti-immigration politician Pauline Hanson caused a furore Thursday when she entered the Senate wearing a full burqa, earning a blistering rebuke from the country's top lawyer for the "appalling' stunt.

«Australia first» foreign visa changes spark cheers, fears

Australia's controversial decision to scrap a visa programme for temporary foreign workers got a mixed response Wednesday, with critics slamming it as spin over substance and pandering to anti-immigration rhetoric.

Australia

Gay marriage postal vote sparks fury, debate in Australia

Australia's bitter political battle over legalising gay marriage came to a head Wednesday, with the government pushing ahead with a postal vote after parliament rejected a referendum -- both options bitterly opposed by activists.

Finance

Dollar faces fresh pressure while most Asia markets turn down

The dollar suffered fresh losses on Monday, while most Asian markets turned negative as investors await a Federal Reserve policy meeting and the release of big-name earnings results.

Fed's Fischer says rate hikes unlikely to roil world markets

As the global recovery has taken firmer hold, gradual US interest rate increases are unlikely to roil world markets or cause undue problems for policymakers, a top Federal Reserve official said Wednesday.

Business

Most Asia markets up after Wall Street record, China growth stable

Most Asian markets rose Monday following another record close on Wall Street, while Shanghai stocks pared steep early losses as data showed China's economy grew more than expected in the second quarter.

China's economy grows 6.9% in first quarter of 2017: gov't

China's economy grew 6.9 percent in the first quarter of 2017, government data showed Monday, beating expectations in the latest sign of stabilisation in the world's second-largest economy.

Shameful blocking of reforms

Pell case brings taint of abuse to top of the Church

Australia's move to bring sexual assault charges against Cardinal George Pell is the latest chapter in a damaging saga of abuse that the Catholic church has struggled to draw a line under.

Iraq

In Mosul, ghostly civilians emerge from Old City hell

They all say they are back from "hell". Quivering and emaciated, the civilians emerging from Mosul's Old City have survived famine but often lost relatives and sometimes their sanity.

Iraq forces advance in west Mosul

Iraqi forces are making swift progress in west Mosul, officers said Tuesday, retaking several neighbourhoods on their way to a final showdown with jihadists in the Old City.

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

Singer Taylor Swift is donating to a charity that supports victims of sexual assault

Singer Taylor Swift is donating to a charity that supports victims of sexual assault

Taylor Swift donates to sexual assault charity

Pop superstar Taylor Swift has donated to a US charity that supports victims of sexual assault after winning a groping lawsuit against a former radio DJ, the organization confirmed Thursday.

Russell Crowe to lead new Asian film jury in Australia

Hollywood star Russell Crowe will chair a jury to decide the best Asian production at Australia's annual film awards this year, which will recognise excellence in Asian movie-making for the first time.

Violinist shines new spotlight on Australia nuclear tests

The name Maralinga brings blank stares from most people, the melodic word hardly indicative of what happened in that isolated stretch of Australia -- secret nuclear tests by Britain.

Sports

The New Zealand All Blacks have been reviewing what went wrong in their unexpected series draw with the British and Irish Lions at home last month

The New Zealand All Blacks have been reviewing what went wrong in their unexpected series draw with the British and Irish Lions at home last month

All Blacks aim for post-Lions rebound against Wallabies

The All Blacks will be out to reassert their dominance as the wounded Wallabies look to the return of Kurtley Beale to trigger an upset in Saturday's Rugby Championship opener in Sydney.

Top 10 Premier League transfers 2017-18

Ahead of Arsenal's home game with Leicester City in the curtain-raiser to the new Premier League season on Friday, AFP Sport selects the 10 biggest transfers of the close season:

Van Niekerk coasts in 400m, Frenchman Bosse's world 800m

South African star Wayde van Niekerk is halfway to his target of the 400 metres and 200m world double after easing to victory in the former on Tuesday in London.

SciTech

Ride-sharing app Uber faces a month-long suspension in the Philippines, in its latest run-in with authorities around the world

Ride-sharing app Uber faces a month-long suspension in the Philippines, in its latest run-in with authorities around the world

Uber's Philippine suspension: What we know

Ride-sharing app Uber faces a month-long suspension in the Philippines, in its latest run-in with authorities around the world.

French start-up takes off with flight-sharing app

A French start-up is reaching for the skies with a flight-sharing app, matching pilots with passengers looking for a low-cost way to take off in a private aircraft.

Apple opens first official store in Southeast Asia

Apple opened its first Southeast Asia store in Singapore on Saturday, drawing hundreds of excited fans to the swanky two-storey site in the city's upmarket shopping district.

Health

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment

Australian researchers have reported a major breakthrough in the relief of deadly peanut allergy with the discovery of a long-lasting treatment

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.

Indian doctors defend 500kg Egyptian's weight loss amid row

Indian doctors on Tuesday angrily rejected claims that they had lied about the amount of weight an Egyptian once believed to be the world's heaviest woman had lost following surgery.

First large-scale malaria vaccine trials for Africa

A new malaria vaccine will be tested on a large scale in Kenya, Ghana and Malawi, the World Health Organization said Monday, with 360,000 children to be vaccinated between 2018 and 2020.