30 May 2017
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12/05/2017 23:05

Jailed aides to Brazil's Lula say they funneled cash to foreign election campaigns

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Top aides to former Brazilian presidents Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva and Dilma Rousseff say they ferried millions of dollars in cash to finance presidential election campaigns in Venezuela, El Salvador and Panama, according to testimony made public Friday.

12/05/2017 22:44

Czechs, Sweden edge towards world ice hockey quarter-finals

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The Czech Republic and Sweden edged closer to the quarter-finals at the world ice hockey championships on Friday with crushing wins over Slovenia and Italy respectively.

12/05/2017 22:41

'No risk' if LA gets Olympics - IOC official

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An International Olympic Committee delegation on Friday lavished praise on Los Angeles's bid for the 2024 Games, stating that there would be "no major risk" if the city was awarded the sporting extravaganza.

12/05/2017 22:27

Fast-moving cyberattacks wreak havoc worldwide

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A fast-moving wave of cyberattacks swept the globe Friday, apparently exploiting a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.

12/05/2017 22:12

At the end of the world in Chile, a culture on the brink

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Just outside the southernmost settlement in the world, an 89-year-old woman is the last native speaker of her people's ancient language and struggling to ensure she does not take it to her grave.

12/05/2017 22:04

Author Ian McEwan urges second referendum on Brexit

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The award-winning author of «Atonement», Ian McEwan, said Friday there should be a referendum on Britain's final Brexit deal with the European Union, arguing it was still possible to stay in.

12/05/2017 21:49

Protesting pensioners scuffle with police in Venezuela

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Elderly protesters braved pepper spray in scuffles with riot police on Friday as they marched in the latest anti-government protests in Venezuela.

12/05/2017 21:48

Fiat Chrysler recalls more than 1 mn pickups in US

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Fiat Chrysler is recalling more than one million US pickup trucks due to a software defect that disables side air bags, according to documents released by US auto safety regulators.

12/05/2017 21:45

Fifth time lucky for Stade as they win Challenge Cup

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Stade Francais finally got their hands on a European trophy as they beat Gloucester 25-17 to win the Challenge Cup at a rainswept Murrayfield on Friday.

12/05/2017 21:33

No US involvement in deal with IS fighters: Pentagon

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The Pentagon said Friday it played no part in an unusual deal in which Islamic State jihadists were allowed to leave a key town in Syria -- only for some of them to be killed anyway.

12/05/2017 21:30

Sanchez, US riders top Tour of California contenders

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Spain's Samuel Sanchez and American riders Andrew Talansky and Brent Bookwalter are expected to be among the title contenders when the 12th Tour of California cycling stage race begins Sunday.

12/05/2017 21:27

Courageous, compassionate Conte heals Chelsea rifts

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Just 10 months after arriving at a club ripped apart by feuds and rampant egos, Antonio Conte has healed the rifts so masterfully that Chelsea are the Premier League champions.

12/05/2017 21:21

Russia's interior ministry says computers hit by 'virus attack'

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Russia's interior ministry said Friday that some of its computers had been hit by a "virus attack" amid reports of major cyber strikes across the globe.

12/05/2017 21:18

Batshuayi delivers Chelsea Premier League title

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Chelsea secured the Premier League title on Friday after substitute Michy Batshuayi's 82nd-minute goal earned Antonio Conte's side a hard-earned 1-0 victory at West Bromwich Albion.

12/05/2017 21:11

The players in Trump's Russia scandal

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The shock dismissal of the FBI chief James Comey has triggered days of turmoil in Washington and thrust the spotlight back onto allegations that Donald Trump's campaign colluded with a Russian bid to sway last year's presidential election.

12/05/2017 20:57

Barkley winner shows what Everton could be missing

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Ross Barkley reminded Everton what they'll be missing if he is allowed to leave as the England midfielder's cool finish clinched a 1-0 win over Watford on Friday.

12/05/2017 20:24

Koons unveils giant inflatable ballerina in New York

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Artist Jeff Koons on Friday unveiled an enormous inflatable blonde, silver-limbed ballerina in one of the busiest plazas in New York.

12/05/2017 20:18

NASA delays deep-space Orion test to 2019 due to costs

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The first test flight of NASA's Orion capsule, designed to one day carry people to Mars, has been delayed until 2019 at the earliest due to high costs, the US space agency said Friday.

12/05/2017 19:45

Tunisia ex-minister sentenced to jail for graft

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A Tunis court has sentenced Ridha Grira, the last defence minister under ousted president Zine El Abidine Ben Ali, to six years in jail for corruption, the judiciary said Friday.

12/05/2017 19:36

'Get back on board!': the cruise ship captain afraid of the dark

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He will go down in history as the captain who refused to return aboard the sinking Costa Concordia, saying it was too dark to help save lives in a tragedy that killed 32 people.

12/05/2017 19:26

Wife of Canada's Trudeau plugs parks with parliament tents

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Sophie Gregoire-Trudeau, the wife of Canada's prime minister, and their daughter Ella Grace pitched a tent on parliament's front lawn Friday to promote free access to Canada's fabled national parks.

12/05/2017 19:22

Alarm grows over global ransomware attacks

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Security experts expressed alarm Friday over a fast-moving wave of cyberattacks around the world that appeared to exploit a flaw exposed in documents leaked from the US National Security Agency.

12/05/2017 19:19

Egypt, IMF in initial agreement on next aid tranche

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The International Monetary Fund said Friday it will release the second tranche of a $12-billion loan to Egypt, in a "vote of confidence" in the country's economic reform programme.

12/05/2017 19:16

First Colombia FARC rebels complete disarmament: UN

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A group of Colombian FARC rebels on Friday became the first to formally complete a disarmament process under a peace accord to end a half-century conflict, United Nations monitors said.

12/05/2017 19:16

Nadal dismisses talk of Djokovic 'slump'

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Rafael Nadal insisted the furore caused by Novak Djokovic's dip in form over the past year has been overblown as he prepares to face the Serb for the 50th time.

12/05/2017 18:53

At least 11 Russian activists detained on Moscow's Red Square: monitor

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At least 11 activists were detained on Moscow's Red Square on Friday as they were reading Russia's constitution out loud, a group that monitors protest activity said.

12/05/2017 18:40

On new EU frontier, Brexit chief tries to calm nerves

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A stream runs through the land where Kevin Black used to man a checkpoint on the border between the north and south of Ireland -- now a focus of concern as Britain prepares to leave the European Union.

12/05/2017 18:26

McLaren accept Alonso ultimatum

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McLaren-Honda boss Zak Brown said he accepted Fernando Alonso's challenge to give him a race winning car for next year, and had no concerns at him leaving the circuit to play tennis after another engine failure.

12/05/2017 18:19

Jerry Garcia guitar on auction to back rights group

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One of Grateful Dead legend Jerry Garcia's most famous guitars is going back on auction, where it could fetch more than $1 million to back a civil rights group.

12/05/2017 18:14

McCall wary of fast-starting Clermont

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Saracens boss Mark McCall is ready for a furious start by Clermont when the teams meet in the European Champions Cup final at Murrayfield on Saturday.

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