Business & Tech

UK PM rallies ministers on eve of Brexit summit

British Prime Minister Theresa May gathered her divided cabinet Tuesday to seek their support for her approach to Brexit, the day before she addresses EU leaders at a crucial Brussels summit.

Brexit clouds on horizon for Holyhead's lifeline port

Hundreds of trucks roll off the docks at Holyhead every day, bringing goods to and from Ireland in an economic lifeline for this deprived corner of Wales, which is now threatened by Brexit.

International

'Year of extremes' for shrinking Swiss glaciers in 2018: study

Despite an exceptionally snow-filled winter, Swiss glaciers have lost 2.5 percent of their volume this year, according to a report Tuesday which dubbed 2018 "a year of extremes".

US defence chief Mattis says Trump is '100 percent' with him

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said President Donald Trump has assured him of his full support, one day after Trump appeared to cast doubt over the Pentagon chief's fate.

Middle East

More than a million certified documents have been issued in Mosul since the civil registry reopened, its head General Hussein Mohammed Ali told AFP

Iraq's Mosul logs civil records lost to years of IS rule

When Shahed was born in 2015 her father tried to notify Iraq's civil registry. The problem was, their city of Mosul was held by Islamic State group jihadists and the office had been shut.

Yemen president sacks prime minister amid economic woes

Yemeni President Abedrabbo Mansour Hadi on Monday fired Prime Minister Ahmed bin Dagher and ordered him to be investigated in connection to the country's economic woes, the official Saba news agency reported.

Africa

A grenade blast at an election rally left Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga with apparently superficial injuries

Zimbabwe says VP in S.Africa to treat blast injuries

Zimbabwean Vice President Constantino Chiwenga is in South Africa receiving treatment for injuries sustained during a blast at a ruling party rally in June, state media reported Monday.

Boko Haram kills another aid worker in NE Nigeria: govt

Islamic State-allied Boko Haram jihadists have killed another kidnapped female aid worker in northeast Nigeria, the government said on Monday, a month after one of her colleagues was murdered.

Business

Earthmover tyres, the pattern matters

Earthmovers tyres allow these big industrial vehicles designed to operate in challenging conditions, moving smoothly anytime. Tyre pattern and features are essential in order to ensure maximum control and stability for high productivity while keeping safety at the highest level

Business

China box-office back to strong growth in 2017

China's box-office revenues surged in 2017 after slowing sharply the preceding year, official media reported, as the world's second-largest movie market edges closer to overtaking the US.

China's Ant Financial drops MoneyGram deal as US approval fails

Ant Financial, an affiliate of Chinese internet titan Alibaba, has been forced to abandon a $1.2 billion deal to buy US remittances firm MoneyGram after failing to get approval from regulators in Washington.

US-Russia relations

Russia to make US media register as «foreign agents»

Russian lawmakers raced Friday to draft measures requiring US media outlets to register as foreign agents, saying they could be adopted as early as next week.

US Politics

Republicans run from Senate hopeful accused of sexual contact with minor

Several Republicans on Thursday urged their party's candidate for a vacant US Senate seat to quit the race if an explosive report that he had a sexual encounter with a 14-year-old girl is true.

US-Russian relations

Putin refuses to expel US diplomats, Trump applauds

President-elect Donald Trump praised President Vladimir Putin for refraining from tit-for-tat expulsions of Americans in response to US punitive measures over alleged Russian interference in the November election.

US economy

New US home construction tumbles in November

New US home construction fell precipitously in November after a spike in October, but a big drop in condos and apartments helped drive the move, the Commerce Department reported Friday.

Emergency migrants

Tired of waiting in Greece, Syrians bid to return home

«I want to go back to Syria. There is war in my country, but we've been living for seven months in Greece like prisoners.» Adan, from Aleppo, has abandoned his dream of building a new life in Europe, like thousands of other Syrians trapped in Greece.

Life & Style

The restoration will be open to the two million people a year who come to the gallery in Amsterdam

The restoration will be open to the two million people a year who come to the gallery in Amsterdam

Rembrandt masterpiece 'The Night Watch' to be restored — live

Amsterdam’s famous Rijksmuseum is to restore the Rembrandt masterpiece "The Night Watch" under the full gaze of the public, as well as livestreaming it online, the museum said on Tuesday.

New Japan hotels must be wheelchair accessible before Tokyo 2020

New hotels in Japan with more than 50 rooms will be required to provide wheelchair-friendly accommodation, the government said Tuesday, as the country gears up to host the Tokyo 2020 Olympics and Paralympics.

BBC drop football pundit Trevor Sinclair after racial abuse

Former England international Trevor Sinclair has been dropped as a football pundit by the BBC after he racially abused a policeman who arrested him for drink-driving.

Sports

China's 'Marty' Dou Zecheng had a tough debut season on the US PGA Tour.

China's 'Marty' Dou Zecheng had a tough debut season on the US PGA Tour.

'Culture shock' - China golfers backed despite rough year

When the PGA Tour Series-China reached its climax at the weekend, the five top money-winners earned cards for America's Web.com Tour, one rung below the elite PGA Tour.

Britain's Joshua to defend heavyweight title against Molina

Britain's Anthony Joshua will defend his International Boxing Federation (IBF) world heavyweight title against Eric Molina of the United States in Manchester on December 10, it was announced Tuesday.

SciTech

Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida's west coast, packing winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour as it began its march through the southeastern United States

Hurricane Michael smashed into Florida's west coast, packing winds of 155 miles (250 kilometers) per hour as it began its march through the southeastern United States

Trump questions climate change during hurricane damage tour

President Donald Trump on Monday met with victims of Hurricane Michael in devastated areas of Florida and Georgia but again cast doubt on the scientific consensus that climate change is caused by human activity.

US Library of Congress backtracks on complete Twitter archive

The US Library of Congress has scaled back plans to archive every message ever sent on Twitter, sparking debate on the importance of social media in historical records.

Health

"An ability to detect sick people would allow people to avoid being close to sick people, and hence minimise the risk of becoming sick if the person is a carrier of contagious disease," study co-author John Axelsson of Stockholm University

"An ability to detect sick people would allow people to avoid being close to sick people, and hence minimise the risk of becoming sick if the person is a carrier of contagious disease," study co-author John Axelsson of Stockholm University

That's sick! Humans identify infected peers from a photo

Human beings can spot a sick person, on a photo, a mere two hours after he or she was infected by a germ, researchers said Wednesday.