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US Presidential Elections 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump shakes hands with Democratic rival Hillary Clinton during the Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner at the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel in New York, on October 20, 2016 © Mandel Ngan (AFP)

Trump booed in New York, assailed by Obama


Donald Trump endured boos at a charity event in New York and a biting attack by President Barack Obama as the Republican nominee's threat not to concede if he loses next month's elections roiled the race for the White House.

Iraq crisis

IS may use civilians as human shields in Mosul battle: UN

Islamic State group fighters may be preparing to use civilians as human shields, or simply kill them, rather than let them be liberated in an Iraqi offensive to retake Mosul, the UN said Friday.

Iraqi forces moving «faster than expected» on Mosul

Iraqi forces are «advancing faster than expected» in a major offensive to recapture Mosul from Islamic State jihadists, Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi said Thursday.


Strong sales in Britain, Japan boost McDonald's

McDonald's shares surged early Friday on unexpectedly strong third-quarter results, with sales in overseas markets compensating for softness in its home market.

Starbucks to increase base pay of workers in October

Starbucks announced Monday it will lift wages for some 150,000 baristas and other employees in its home market as it moves to address staff concerns over insufficient hours.

International relations

Iranian President Hassan Rouhani came to power in 2013

Iran must be hospitable to foreign investors: Rouhani

Iran's President Hassan Rouhani said Thursday that his country must be hospitable to foreign businessmen, two days after a high-profile Iranian-American and his father were jailed for 10 years as spies.

Iran denies role in attacks on US navy from Yemen

Iran denied reports from Washington that it played a part in failed missile attacks on US naval vessels off Yemen, saying on Thursday that the claims were «false and paranoid».

US presidential election 2016

Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump speaks as Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton (R) looks on during the final presidential debate in Las Vegas © Mark Ralston (AFP)

Fury at debate as Trump refuses pledge to respect a Clinton win

Turning his final presidential debate appearance into an unprecedented assault on US political convention, Donald Trump refused to say that he would respect a Hillary Clinton victory in November.

Trump steps up «rigged» election claims

Donald Trump has stepped up claims the presidential election will be rigged against him, as polls showed support slipping away from the Republican candidate only three weeks from the vote.

Iraq crisis

Iraq forces move to retake Christian town on way to Mosul

Iraqi forces prepared to retake the country's largest Christian town from the Islamic State group on Wednesday, a key milestone in their progress towards the jihadists' main hub of Mosul.

United States

«Do Not Resist» highlights crisis of police militarization

Officers with assault rifles, backed by a huge armored grenade launcher, square up to a crowd furiously denouncing the killing of a young black neighbor.

Commodity market

Spending cuts a must in Gulf despite oil recovery

A modest recovery in oil prices falls short of filling budgetary gaps in crude-exporting Gulf countries, the International Monetary Fund said, stressing the need to cut spending.

Syrian crisis

Pause in Aleppo air war holds into second day

A pause in Russian and Syrian government air strikes on rebel-held areas of Aleppo held for a second day Wednesday, although ground fighting continued in the historic Old City, a monitor said.

EU not considering Russia sanctions over Syria

The EU is not considering sanctions against Russia for its role in Syria but further measures against its ally Damascus are possible, the bloc's foreign affairs head Federica Mogherini said Monday.


Rosneft enters India with $13 billion Essar deal

In a spectacularly costly gamble aimed at boosting Russia's strategic position, state-controlled giant Rosneft is investing in India's Essar Oil to muscle into a promising market with outlets throughout Asia.

Sex crimes

Indonesian leader defends chemical castration for paedophiles

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has defended the introduction of chemical castration for paedophiles, saying in an interview published Wednesday there can be «no compromise» when it comes to tackling sex crimes.

Commodity market

OPEC invites Russia to meeting for bolstering oil price

OPEC said Wednesday it was inviting Russia and other key non-members to a meeting later this month as the oil cartel and Moscow seek to tighten cooperation to boost historically low crude prices.

International relations

Moscow says US hacking claims «flattering», but false

Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Wednesday said that US claims Moscow is meddling in the American election process are «flattering» but baseless.

China, Russia set to stage military drills in South China Sea

China and Russia were to start war games in the South China Sea on Monday, Beijing's defence ministry said, in a show of force after an international tribunal invalidated the Asian giant's extensive claims in the area.


Chinese yuan fix drops to a six-year low

China's central bank set the yuan's central parity rate weaker than 6.7 to the dollar for the first time in six years Monday, the first day of trading after it joined the IMF's «special drawing rights» reserve currency basket.

Afghan war

15 years on, the Afghan war still defies US timelines

Fifteen years after the US invasion of Afghanistan, President Barack Obama and the American military have dug in for a long campaign that defies rigid timelines and easy barometers of victory.


IMF chief: a US deal with Deutsche Bank «better than trial»

IMF chief Christine Lagarde said Thursday that Deutsche Bank would be better off reaching a deal with the United States over its sale of toxic mortgage bonds than fighting it in court.


Samsung flags profit jump despite damaging recall

Samsung Electronics on Friday flagged a 5.5-percent rise in operating profits, even as it struggles with a damaging global smartphone recall and a shareholder push to split the family-run conglomerate in two.


Last Australian-made Ford rolls off production line

The last Australian-made Ford car rolled off the production line Friday, ending an era that began in 1925 with the legendary Model T, as the struggling local auto industry slowly fades away.


Rome, parade of historic «red» for the opening of the Ferrari store

For the occasion, the house of Maranello, in collaboration with the film festival in Rome, organized an extraordinary parade of over 20 race cars from every era through the streets of the capital.

Paragliding, established new world record in Bali

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The «super typhoon» Haima made landfall on the Philippines

20/10/2016 10:37:04

Zombies among the streets of the East Village in New York

19/10/2016 11:27:30

Dies at age 38. Jia Jia, doyenne of giant pandas

17/10/2016 17:14:37

Life & Style

Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton © Anthony WALLACE (AFP)

Benedict Cumberbatch and Tilda Swinton © Anthony WALLACE (AFP)

«Doctor Strange» Cumberbatch visits comic store

Benedict Cumberbatch walks into a Manhattan comic book store in full superhero regalia, magic cloak billowing behind him, leafs through a few periodicals and asks the owner for a job.

Forget Paris, focus on Tokyo, Japan fashion told

Tokyo may be the style capital of Asia, but with South Korea...

Rat race: Jakarta offers rewards to catch rodents

The Indonesian capital Jakarta, one of the world's most over...


The new feature known as NBA Rapid Replay will be available through various packages tailored to meet the demands of fans throughout the globe © Garrett Ellwood (NBAE/Getty Images/AFP/File)

The new feature known as NBA Rapid Replay will be available through various packages tailored to meet the demands of fans throughout the globe © Garrett Ellwood (NBAE/Getty Images/AFP/File)

Rapid Replay feature targets NBA global audience

The National Basketball Association's international fans will be able to watch highlights in near real-time as part of changes to the league's subscription service being rolled out for the new season, officials said Thursday.

All Blacks to fight French bid for Cruden

New Zealand will do all they can to keep Aaron Cruden with t...

South Korea «surprised» by 2020 Games relocation reports

South Korean sports officials voiced surprise on Wednesday a...


The Twitter logo displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange © Andrew Burton (Getty/AFP/File)

The Twitter logo displayed on a banner outside the New York Stock Exchange © Andrew Burton (Getty/AFP/File)

Twitter, Spotify, other top websites shut in DDOS attack

Major internet services including Twitter and Spotify suffered outages on Friday as a US internet provider came under cyber attack.

New Milky Way map to help explain how galaxies form

A new super-detailed hydrogen map of the Milky Way could hel...

Laos' Plain of Jars recreated in virtual reality

Australian archaeologists announced plans Wednesday to recre...


New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu © Manan Vatsyayana (AFP/File)

New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu © Manan Vatsyayana (AFP/File)

Indian capital's zoo closes over bird flu scare

New Delhi zoo has temporarily closed after two birds died of bird flu, its curator said Wednesday, a month after India declared itself free of the disease.

PepsiCo pledges healthier offerings

PepsiCo set new targets for more healthy food and drinks Mon...

Lab-grown stem cells regenerate monkey hearts

In a step forward for organ regeneration, stem cells grown f...