24 July 2017
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10/05/2017 21:13

Boston's Thomas fined for cursing at heckler

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Boston Celtics guard Isaiah Thomas was fined $25,000 (23,000 euros) by the NBA on Wednesday for making a profane remark at a heckler during a playoff game at Washington.

10/05/2017 18:45

Sore shoulder sidelines Seattle's Iwakuma

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Seattle Mariners pitcher Hisashi Iwakuma was placed on Major League Baseball's 10-day disabled list Wednesday with right shoulder inflammation, joining three other sidelined starters for the American League club.

10/05/2017 02:50

Senators advance as Rangers downed in NHL playoffs

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The Ottawa Senators booked their place in the Eastern Conference final on Wednesday after a deserved 4-2 victory over the New York Rangers in their NHL playoff battle.

09/05/2017 16:09

Diddy sued by ex-chef over «post-coital» dining

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Rap mogul Diddy has been sued by a personal chef who says she worked long hours without extra pay and was made uneasy by serving meals after sex parties.

09/05/2017 15:51

US drone back on Earth after nearly two years in space

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After a nearly two-year sojourn in space, the US military drone X-37 B is back on Earth, fueling wild ideas about its mystery mission.

09/05/2017 15:44

Amazon's new Alexa speaker has a screen too

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Amazon on Tuesday unveiled the latest member of its family of devices powered by its Alexa digital assistant -- this one with a touchscreen.

09/05/2017 12:25

White House meeting on Paris climate accord postponed

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A key White House meeting scheduled for Tuesday to discuss whether the United States will honor the Paris climate change accord has been postponed, an administration official said.

09/05/2017 08:19

Briton who tried to kill Trump heard «screaming voices»

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A British man jailed after trying to assassinate Donald Trump said Tuesday that screaming voices in his head urged him to lunge for a policeman's gun.

08/05/2017 15:28

Former top US justice official to testify on Flynn-Russia links

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The simmering controversy over Russia's alleged meddling in last year's US election returns to the spotlight Monday, with a former top Justice Department official set to testify on links between President Donald Trump's advisors and Moscow.

08/05/2017 15:03

Jay Z returning to festival circuit with tease of new music

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Rap mogul Jay Z was confirmed Monday to play several upcoming festivals, adding to hints of a return to music after years focusing on his business empire.

08/05/2017 07:23

College confirms North Korea detains another US citizen

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A foreign-funded university in North Korea confirmed Monday the arrest of a US citizen -- the second linked to the school held in two weeks amid tensions on the peninsula.

08/05/2017 05:17

Philippines, US launch smaller military exercises

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The Philippines and United States launched annual military exercises in Manila on Monday but the longtime allies scaled them down in line with President Rodrigo Duterte's pivot to China and Russia.

08/05/2017 05:07

«Stranger Things,» «Beauty» win big at MTV awards

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Nostalgic horror sensation «Stranger Things» and Disney's «Beauty and the Beast» shared the spoils at the MTV Movie and TV Awards, expanded and renamed this year to include television.

08/05/2017 00:52

Predators advance to Western Conference final

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Finland's Pekka Rinne made 23 saves and the Nashville Predators reached their first Western Conference final with a 3-1 win over St. Louis in the second round of the NHL playoffs.

07/05/2017 18:21

«Guardians» grabs massive box office, top spot in North America

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Lighthearted space romp «Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2» had a massive opening weekend, according to industry estimates Sunday showing some $145 million in tickets sold to dominate box offices in the US and Canada.

05/05/2017 20:30

Michelle Obama accidentally tweets phone number of ex-staffer

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The former US first lady, Michelle Obama, on Friday joined the ranks of the mere mortals prone to the odd social media slip-up, accidentally tweeting the cellphone number of an ex-White House staffer.

05/05/2017 19:28

Kanye West exits social media

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Rap superstar Kanye West, long a prolific user of Twitter, has disappeared from social media after months of erratic behavior.

05/05/2017 14:37

Apple jumps to lead wearable computing with smartwatch

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Apple has leapt to the lead in wearable computing on strong sales of it smartwatch, a market survey shows.

05/05/2017 13:53

IBM tumbles as Buffett discloses he is trimming stake

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IBM shares tumbled Friday after billionaire investor Warren Buffett revealed he has sold about a third of his stake and «revalued» downward the computing giant.

05/05/2017 10:05

North Korea accuses CIA of plot to assassinate Kim Jong-Un

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North Korea on Friday accused the CIA of plotting with South Korea to assassinate leader Kim Jong-Un, amid soaring tensions in the flashpoint region.

05/05/2017 03:43

Physical Wizards claw back against Celtics

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John Wall scored 24 points as the Washington Wizards trimmed the deficit in their NBA Eastern Conference playoff series against Boston on Thursday with a 116-89 victory.

05/05/2017 02:58

US opens criminal investigation into Uber

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The US government has launched a criminal investigation into Uber for the use of secret software that enabled the company to operate in areas where it was banned or restricted, The Washington Post reported.

04/05/2017 21:14

Harry Potter play to open in New York in spring 2018

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«Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,» the smash-hit, award-winning London play about the fictional boy wizard as a grown father of three, will open in New York in spring 2018.

04/05/2017 17:35

Trump announces trip to Saudi Arabia, Israel, Vatican

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Donald Trump on Thursday announced his first foreign trip as president will include stops in Saudi Arabia, Israel and the Vatican -- the spiritual centers of Islam, Judaism and Catholicism.

04/05/2017 17:29

Tony Parker to miss end of NBA season over leg injury

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San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker will miss the remainder of the NBA playoff season after suffering a leg injury during his team's win over the Houston Rockets, the Spurs said Thursday.

04/05/2017 16:21

Demand for gold plunges after Trump win

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Global gold demand fell 18 percent in the first quarter from a year earlier as US investors abandoned the precious metal after Donald Trump's election win, industry figures showed Thursday.

04/05/2017 16:16

Parker faces season-ending surgery

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San Antonio Spurs star Tony Parker faces season-ending surgery after being carried off during his team's NBA playoff win over the Houston Rockets, multiple US media reports said Thursday.

03/05/2017 05:45

Celtics win while Warriors rip Jazz in NBA playoffs

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Isaiah Thomas scored a career-high 53 points and dedicated the effort to his late sister as the Boston Celtics defeated the Washington Wizards 129-119 in a second-round NBA playoff game Tuesday.

26/04/2017 02:01

US misunderstands NAFTA, North American business body says

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The US government doesn't have a clear idea of what NAFTA covers, a business body representing several big North American multinationals said on Tuesday after Washington picked a trade fight with Canada.

26/04/2017 01:31

US judge blocks Trump order on sanctuary cities

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A US judge on Tuesday blocked an executive order by President Donald Trump that could deny billions of dollars to so-called sanctuary cities as punishment for harboring illegal immigrants.

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