24 March 2017
Updated 09:00
Intelligence

President Donald Trump has lambasted the media for being «rude» to his aide Kellyanne Conway

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.

Pharmaceutical

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.

Syrian crisis

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.

Syria talks in Astana meant to «consolidate» ceasefire: Lavrov

Syria peace talks in the Kazakh capital next week are aimed at consolidating the frail truce in the war-torn country, Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov said Tuesday.

Russia

Vladimir Putin, Angela Merkel e Francois Hollande

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.

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.

Politics

Vladimir Putin

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.

Outgoing CIA chief warns Trump to watch his words

Outgoing CIA chief John Brennan launched a scathing attack on Donald Trump, warning him to watch what he says and suggesting the president-elect doesn't understand the challenges posed by Russia.

Brexit

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.

Diplomacy

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.

US Politics

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.

US

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.

Responsibilities and obligations

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.

Trump planning stronger US effort against Islamic State

US President Donald Trump is expected to order up a new plan for defeating the Islamic State group with expanded US military involvement as he makes his first visit to the Pentagon Friday.

Middle East

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.

Kerry: US worked to ensure fair Paris Mideast statement

Secretary of State John Kerry said Sunday that the United States had negotiated at the Paris Middle East peace conference to prevent Israel being treated unfairly.

Economy

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.

In Detroit, Shinola is «Made in USA» success story

From the outside, there's nothing much to say about this nondescript, hulking building in downtown Detroit, once the cradle of American industry.

US Politics

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.

DIARIO TV

More than 800 mummies invade the Museum of Sydney

A nice way to pay tribute to the ancient Egyptian practice to preserve the dead wrapping them in white bandages.

Australia, alarm at an unprecedented bleaching to the reef

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Egypt celebrates the discovery of the statue of Ramses

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Cape Town, all naked bike to manifest for the environment

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Snowboarding, spectacular descent of Anne-Flore Marxer freeride

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Life & Style

«We're living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you're watching it in a theater or on TV,» MTV president Chris McCarthy said

«We're living in a golden age of content, and great storytelling and characters resonate regardless of whether you're watching it in a theater or on TV,» MTV president Chris McCarthy said

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.

Pearl Jam invites ex-drummers for rock Hall of Fame

Pearl Jam has invited all of its former drummers to join the...

Unearthing 2,000 years of history in central Algiers

An archaeological treasure trove on the site of a planned me...

Sports

Kawhi Leonard shrugged off the after-effects of a recent concussion to score 31 points as the San Antonio Spurs downed Atlanta, at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on March 13, 2017

Kawhi Leonard shrugged off the after-effects of a recent concussion to score 31 points as the San Antonio Spurs downed Atlanta, at AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas, on March 13, 2017

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.

Obama fetes world-champion Chicago Cubs, his (wife's) favorite

Barack Obama, the man once known as the «hope candidate,» on...

Serena, Nadal make sizzling starts at Australian Open

Serena Williams and Rafael Nadal made light of scorching con...

SciTech

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

Scientists grow potato under Mars-like conditions in Peru

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.

OneWeb, Intelsat merge to advance satellite internet

Satellite telecom firms OneWeb and Intelsat announced plans ...

Highlights of 2017 Consumer Electronics Show

Here are some key highlights of the 2017 International Consu...

Health

Last month, Tyson Foods announced  a 'no antibiotics ever' pledge for all Tyson-branded chicken products, building on an earlier promise to restrict drug use on broiler chickens

Last month, Tyson Foods announced a 'no antibiotics ever' pledge for all Tyson-branded chicken products, building on an earlier promise to restrict drug use on broiler chickens

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.

Hallucinogenic plant ayahuasca gains foothold in US

Dominique was hooked on cocaine and smoked two packs of ciga...

Japan culling 210,000 birds amid spreading avian flu

Japan has begun slaughtering about 210,000 farm birds in nor...