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14/03/2017 07:35

MTV Movie Awards expands into television


The MTV Movie Awards, an annual celebration of youth pop culture, will expand this year to include television in a recognition of the power of the small screen.

14/03/2017 07:30

Leonard inspires as Spurs draw level with Warriors


Kawhi Leonard shrugged off the after-effects of a recent concussion to score 31 points as the San Antonio Spurs downed Atlanta to go level with Golden State at the top of the Western Conference on Monday.

14/03/2017 07:25

Skyrocketing drug prices key question in Trump health care reform


Amid the drive to repeal and replace Obamacare, the question remains whether President Donald Trump and the Republican-led Congress can bring down skyrocketing drug prices.

14/03/2017 07:07

Six years of conflict in Syria


Peaceful protests against the regime of President Bashar al-Assad began in March 2011. They were harshly repressed, prompting an armed uprising that descended into a complex nationwide conflict.

14/03/2017 07:03

Top Trump aide says no evidence of wiretap operation


Top White House aide Kellyanne Conway said Monday she had no evidence to back up Donald Trump's claim that his predecessor had wiretapped him, after suggesting her boss may have been spied upon using other methods.

14/03/2017 06:33

Pearl Jam invites ex-drummers for rock Hall of Fame


Pearl Jam has invited all of its former drummers to join the group when the grunge greats are inducted next month into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

14/03/2017 00:11

EU extends sanctions over Ukraine crisis for six months


The European Union on Monday prolonged by another six months sanctions against Russian and Ukrainian individuals over their role in the Ukraine crisis.

13/03/2017 07:23

Putin aide: Russia impatient for improved dialogue with US


A Russian government spokesman expressed impatience Sunday that bilateral relations with the United States have not improved more quickly since US President Donald Trump took office.

13/03/2017 07:13

Empire 2.0? Commonwealth eyes post-Brexit trade boost


With Britain on the brink of triggering its EU exit talks, the country and its historic trading partners in the Commonwealth are sizing up an opportunity to boost business.

13/03/2017 07:08

Unearthing 2,000 years of history in central Algiers


An archaeological treasure trove on the site of a planned metro station in central Algiers is set to become a museum, opening a window on 2,000 years of history.

13/03/2017 06:20

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru


Potatoes on Mars? Scientists are reporting promising results growing the tuber under conditions that mimic the Red Planet in an experiment in Peru linked to US space agency NASA.

13/03/2017 05:16

Harden sparks Rockets, Boston down Bulls


James Harden's 16th triple-double of the season led the Houston Rockets to victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers on Sunday as Boston sent Chicago spinning to their fifth consecutive defeat.

12/03/2017 17:04

Tensions stoked up in the Balkans


The devastating wars in the Balkans ended almost two decades ago but tensions have spiked throughout the region, where a battle for influence is playing out between Russia and the West.

12/03/2017 16:59

Prudent Merkel meets unpredictable Trump amid tense ties


Europe's most powerful leader, Angela Merkel, meets for the first time next week America's flamboyant President Donald Trump whose arrival in the White House has sent shockwaves across the Atlantic.

12/03/2017 07:53

Jeff Bridges revives 'The Dude' at John Goodman tribute


Jeff Bridges hilariously resurrected his iconic slacker character «The Dude» from «The Big Lebowski» Friday as he honored his friend John Goodman at a celebration of the actor's glittering career.

12/03/2017 07:49

Westbrook torches Jazz for 32nd triple double


Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook moved past Wilt Chamberlain for the second-most triple doubles in an NBA season on Saturday in the Thunder's 112-104 win over visiting Utah.

12/03/2017 07:47

Trump barrels ahead with plan to gut «Obamacare»


President Donald Trump vowed Saturday to press ahead with a controversial plan, slowed by bickering within his Republican party, to repeal Barack Obama's signature healthcare law.

12/03/2017 07:45

Antibiotic-free meat gets a foothold in US


Facing pressure from environmentalists and shareholder activists, major US food companies and restaurant chains are moving to limit antibiotics in farm animals raised for meat.

12/03/2017 07:39

Under Trump, the Moon regains interest as possible destination


Dismissed by former US president Barack Obama as a place explorers had already seen, the Moon has once again gained interest as a potential destination under Donald Trump's presidency.

12/03/2017 07:34

WikiLeaks revelations put CIA on back foot


Another major leak of top secret materials has again put America's top spies in hot water -- while delivering a coup for anti-secrecy group WikiLeaks.

12/03/2017 00:42

In conflict zones, companies struggle with ethics vs profits


Some multinationals working in conflict zones are turning to ethically dubious practices to keep their factories operating, employees working and goods flowing.

09/03/2017 07:19

Jazz roll over Rockets 115-108


Rudy Gobert and Gordon Hayward led the offensive charge as the Utah Jazz claimed the season series against the Houston Rockets with a 115-108 NBA victory on Wednesday.

28/02/2017 16:43

OneWeb, Intelsat merge to advance satellite internet


Satellite telecom firms OneWeb and Intelsat announced plans Tuesday to merge, and a fresh $1.7 billion investment from Japan's SoftBank to advance an ambitious «internet in the sky» plan.

28/02/2017 16:38

Streaming industry in historic win at Oscars


In a first for the streaming industry, Amazon Studios and Netflix walked away with Oscars, underlining their emergence as major players in the entertainment business.

28/02/2017 16:36

LeBron James leads Cavaliers over Bucks


LeBron James shrugged off his recent illness to post 24 points as the Cleveland Cavaliers outlasted the Milwaukee Bucks 102-95 on Monday.

28/02/2017 16:33

Netanyahu hits back ahead of Gaza war report


Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu appeared on the defensive ahead of a report Tuesday expected to criticise him and military leaders for insufficiently preparing for attack tunnels in the 2014 Gaza war.

28/02/2017 16:30

US confirms disappointing growth in 2016


The US Commerce Department on Tuesday confirmed a picture of sluggish growth in 2016, with the world's largest economy growing at its slowest pace in five years.

27/02/2017 10:16

Hollywood takes on Trump at Oscars with message of inclusion


Hollywood seized the global platform of the Oscars to take on Donald Trump, but stars kept the tone light and inclusive after the US president's divisive debut.

05/02/2017 15:42

Trump appeals but travel ban block remains in place, for now


A legal showdown was brewing Sunday after the US Justice Department appealed a temporary block on Donald Trump's contentious travel ban but the court rejected any immediate move to reinstate it.

05/02/2017 15:39

Qatar Airways launches world's longest flight


Qatar Airways launched the world's longest scheduled commercial service with its inaugural flight from Doha to Auckland taking off eight minutes early on Sunday, a company spokeswoman said.

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