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Trump has invited Macron to the White House: US official

US President Donald Trump has invited his French counterpart Emmanuel Macron to the White House later this year, a US official told AFP.

US Senate confirms Jerome Powell as next Fed chairman

The US Senate on Tuesday confirmed former investment banker Jerome Powell as head of the Federal Reserve, putting President Donald Trump's pick in a role of enormous influence over the world's largest economy.

International

More than a thousand protest against Trump in Switzerland

More than a thousand people protested in central Zurich on Tuesday against the planned arrival of US President Donald Trump in Switzerland for the World Economic Forum (WEF).

Kentucky school shooting leaves two students dead

A teenaged boy opened fire with a handgun at a Kentucky high school on Tuesday morning, leaving two fellow students dead and more than a dozen people wounded in the latest mass shooting to hit the United States.

Middle East

Lebanon's President Michel Aoun attends a gathering with the Lebanese community in Kuwait City during an official visit to the Gulf country

Lebanon president on first Gulf trip since PM crisis

Lebanese President Michel Aoun led a delegation to Kuwait Tuesday, his government's first visit to the Gulf since the shock resignation and return of the prime minister late last year.

West Bank Jewish numbers up 3.4% in 2017: settlers

The Jewish population of the Israeli-occupied West Bank grew by 3.4 percent to 435,708 in 2017, the main organisation representing the settlers said on Tuesday.

Africa

Investing in women in Burkina Faso will help to improve the lives of families, said Melinda Gates (L), pictured in 2017 with her husband Bill Gates

Gates Foundation invests $45 million to boost nutrition in Burkina Faso

The Gates Foundation will invest $45 million in nutrition and family planning programs in Burkina Faso, Melinda Gates said on Tuesday during a visit to the capital Ouagadougou.

South Africa's Winnie Mandela hospitalised

South Africa's Winnie Madikizela-Mandela who is popularly known as "the mother of the nation" has been admitted to hospital with a kidney infection, the family of her ex-husband Nelson Mandela said Tuesday.

US-China relations

China says US warship «violated» its sovereignty

Beijing on Saturday said it had dispatched a warship to drive away a US missile destroyer which had «violated» its sovereignty by sailing close to a shoal in the disputed South China Sea

China slams US aluminium foil tariff ahead of Trump visit

China has criticised new United States anti-dumping duties on aluminium foil, saying it was "extremely dissatisfied" with the new measures, just days before President Trump visits Beijing.

Africa

Zimbabwe elections in «4 to 5» months: president

Zimbabwe will hold elections in four to five months, the country's new president has said, pointing to an earlier date than expected following the ousting of long-time ruler Robert Mugabe

Zimbabwe first lady flies home, leaving S. Africa assault case

Zimbabwe's first lady Grace Mugabe flew home from South Africa on Sunday, state media said, ending a week of confusion over her whereabouts after she allegedly assaulted a model.

Business

China economy rebounds in 2017 with 6.9% growth

China's economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 percent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010 despite its battles against a massive debt and polluting factories, official data showed Thursday

China economy rebounds in 2017 with 6.9% growth

China's economy grew a forecast-beating 6.9 percent in 2017, picking up steam for the first time since 2010, official data showed Thursday.

International

May, Macron meet at UK summit as migrant crisis, Brexit loom large

British and French leaders aim to deepen cooperation in tackling terrorism and the migration crisis at a bilteral summit near London Thursday, as Britain tries to strenghten ties before leaving the European Union next year

Anger in UK over reported Brexit divorce bill

Brexiteers and europhiles reacted angrily to reports Wednesday that Britain will pay up to 55 billion euros to leave the European Union, putting pressure on British negotiators ahead of key talks

International

A year of Trump fails to improve US-Russia ties

Donald Trump said during his election campaign he wanted to improve relations between the US and Vladimir Putin's Russia. But a year on from his inauguration, ties between Washington and Moscow are at Cold War lows

China, Russia slam US «imperialist» and «Cold War mentality»

China and Russia on Tuesday decried President Donald Trump's first National Security Strategy as a «Cold War mentality» with an «imperialist character»

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.

Business & Tech

Faring badly: Uber struggles to make inroads in Japan

Japan, with its wealthy customer base and megacities like Tokyo, should represent rich pickings for Uber

Social network

Facebook opens new London hub, creating 800 jobs

Social media titan Facebook will open a new office in London on Monday that is set to be its biggest engineering hub outside America, the company has announced.

International

Pollution stops play in India-Sri Lanka Test in Delhi

Hazardous smog interrupted the third Test between India and Sri Lanka in New Delhi on Sunday, with players wearing face masks as air quality dipped in the world's most polluted capital city

Korean crisis

North Korea blasts «dangerous» US-South joint military drill

North Korea Sunday blasted the United States and South Korea as «warmongers» on the eve of their largest-ever joint air exercise, saying it could trigger a nuclear war

North Korea holds mass celebrations for latest missile test

North Korea held mass celebrations for its latest successful long-range missile test, Pyongyang's state media said Saturday, with a propaganda-filled display of fireworks and dancing in public squares

US economy

Opioid crisis also imposes handicap on US economy

The scourge of the opioid crisis in the United States kills 90 Americans every day, but beyond the human toll it also handicaps the US economy, taking millions of people out of the workforce, economists warn

Marijuana activists arrested at US Capitol on «4/20» day

Police arrested seven pro-marijuana activists near the US Capitol on Thursday as they handed out free joints to mark «4/20 day» and highlight their effort to legalize pot.

Business

Buy it with bitcoin in New York, but it's not cheap

At Melt Bakery, a hole in the wall that sells ice cream sandwiches in New York's upscale Manhattan neighborhood, you can pay for your guilty pleasure in bitcoin.

Bitcoin, an «Uber» currency, not without risk

Bitcoin, which this week soared to a new record high of more than $8,000, is the monetary equivalent of Uber, since it bypasses central bank regulation and could be attractive for financially fragile countries, economists say

DIARIO TV

Aquarium of Paris, the wishes of Santa Claus sub

With a white beard of ordinance and red dress has made wishes for happy holidays making the happiness of the children who have immortalized the unusual guest

Fan in delirium in Mexico at the world premiere of «Star Wars VIII»

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Paolo Nespoli and the meteorite spotted by the International Space Station

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The timeless beauty of Claudia Schiffer

19/11/2017 06:10:40

The two Hadid and Kidman, the red carpet of «Glamor Women of the Year»

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Life & Style

Alex Rodriguez, pictured in 2013, will join ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team

Alex Rodriguez, pictured in 2013, will join ESPN's Sunday Night Baseball broadcast team

ESPN hires A-Rod, eyes Manning to replace Gruden

All-Star slugger Alex Rodriguez, whose 22-year career was tarnished by performance-enhancing drugs, was named Tuesday as a Major League Baseball analyst for ESPN, which also admits interest in Peyton Manning for an NFL commentary job.

Chanel goes girly with pretty-in-pink walk in the park

Chanel designer Karl Lagerfeld dived into the brand's archives for his pretty-in-pink haute couture Paris show Tuesday, giving its founder Coco Chanel's classics an intensely girly twist.

«Fire and Fury» to get TV adaptation

«Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House» -- the tell-all President Donald Trump has said is «full of lies» -- is to be adapted for television, US media reported on Wednesday

Sports

Sevilla's midfielder Ever Banega (L) celebrates with Sevilla's defender Sergio Escudero after scoring a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg football match between against Club Atletico de Madrid January 23, 2018

Sevilla's midfielder Ever Banega (L) celebrates with Sevilla's defender Sergio Escudero after scoring a goal during the Spanish Copa del Rey quarter-final second leg football match between against Club Atletico de Madrid January 23, 2018

Quick-fire Escudero helps Sevilla down Atletico Madrid

Sergio Escudero's goal after just 24 seconds set Sevilla on their way to a 3-1 win over Atletico Madrid and a place in the Spanish Copa del Rey semi-finals on Tuesday.

Cycling: Impey steals surprise Tour Down Under lead

South Africa's Daryl Impey will take a surprise lead into the final stage of the Tour Down Under after finishing second to Richie Porte on Saturday's iconic stage to Willunga Hill

Warriors equal team record with 14th road win in a row

Klay Thompson scored 38 points and Stephen Curry added 30 to spark defending NBA champion Golden State over Chicago 119-112 Wednesday

SciTech

This 2001 image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an endangered North Atlantic right whale entangled in heavy plastic fishing link off the coast of Massachusetts

This 2001 image from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration shows an endangered North Atlantic right whale entangled in heavy plastic fishing link off the coast of Massachusetts

Canada limits crab fishing to save right whales

Snow crab fishing in the Gulf of Saint Lawrence will be curtailed to protect endangered right whales from tangling in fishing gear, a Canadian official said Tuesday.

Nintendo thinks inside the box with cardboard Switch accessory

Nintendo sparked fierce debate Thursday with a new line of cardboard DIY accessories for its smash-hit Switch console, delighting some fans, but leaving others bemused by the low-tech offering.

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.

Marriage can make you crazy, but it deters dementia too

Marriage may test one's sanity, but living into old age with a partner also lowers the risk of dementia, researchers said Wednesday.

Australia's «compassionate» Victoria first to legalise euthanasia

An Australian state Wednesday became the first in the country to legalise assisted dying, or euthanasia, with lawmakers voting to allow terminally ill patients the right to request a lethal drug to end their lives.