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Cruz and Kasich strike pact to stop Trump

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 02:59
Republican hopefuls Ted Cruz and John Kasich announced a deal Sunday not to compete with one another in certain state primaries in an effort to put the brakes on fellow Republican White House rival Donald Trump’s march towards the party’s nomination.

Pro-Brexit camp demands travel ban on French ‘ally’ Le Pen

Mon, 04/25/2016 - 02:29
Leaders of the campaign for Britain to leave the European Union have shunned French far-right leader Marine Le Pen, going as far as to ask the government to ban her from travelling to the UK to support the cause.

Solar Impulse 2 becomes first sun-powered plane to cross ocean

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:58
A solar-powered airplane on a mission to fly around the world landed in California, completing a risky, three-day flight across the Pacific Ocean.

All Blacks great Carter steers Paris's Racing into Champions Cup final

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:42
Dan Carter hailed rival fly-half Owen Farrell as a "great competitor" ahead of their expected clash in next month's European Champions Cup final.

Brussels' Maelbeek metro station reopens one month after terrorist attacks

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 23:30
Brussels’ Maelbeek metro station, which was hit by one of the Islamic State group suicide bombings a month ago that killed 32 people, will reopen on Monday, transport officials said.

US 'to send 250 more non-combat troops' to Syria

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 20:16
US President Barack Obama will announce Monday he plans to send as many as 250 additional US troops to Syria, a sharp increase in the American presence working with local Syrian forces fighting Islamic State group militants, US officials said.

Mexico accused of torturing suspects in missing students probe

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 19:32
There is strong evidence that Mexican police tortured some of the key suspects arrested in the disappearance of 43 students, according to a report released Sunday by an outside group of experts.

Serbia's pro-EU ruling party claims election victory

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 14:38
Serbia’s pro-western Prime Minister Aleksandar Vucic won a resounding endorsement in Sunday’s general election for his policy of pursuing European Union membership, securing four more years in power with a parliamentary majority.

Yemeni govt troops enter Qaeda-held city

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 13:54
Yemeni troops backed by Saudi-led coalition air strikes on Sunday recaptured a southeastern provincial capital held by Al-Qaeda for the past year and an oil terminal, military sources told AFP.

Austrian far-right party wins first round of presidential vote

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 11:48
Austria’s far right won more than a third of the vote in the presidential election on Sunday and will face an independent in next month’s run-off, dumping out the country’s two main parties from the post for the first time.

Obama defends EU-US trade deal on Germany visit

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 11:31
US President Barack Obama delivered a strong defense of international trade deals Sunday in the face of domestic and foreign opposition, saying it's "indisputable" that such agreements strengthen the economy.

France says EDF's stalled UK nuclear project will go ahead

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 08:38
In a bid to quell rumours that French energy giant EDF would stall indefinitely a project to build two nuclear reactors in the UK, French Economy Minister Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that the green light would be given in September.

Turkey warns EU: no visa-free travel, no migrant deal

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 06:44
Turkey stood its ground over the contentious issue of visa-free travel for its citizens on Saturday, warning German Chancellor Angela Merkel and top EU officials it would stop taking back migrants from Europe if the bloc failed to keep its word.

Congolese rumba legend Papa Wemba dies after collapsing on stage

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 05:07
Papa Wemba, a musician known around the world as the king of Congolese rumba, has died following a collapse on stage during a concert, officials said. He was 66.

Deadly bombing leaves Syria truce hanging by a thread

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 01:40
At least 30 civilians were killed Saturday in regime and rebel bombardment of areas across Syria, threatening an eight-week-old truce at a time when peace talks are stalled in Geneva.

Obama to push trans-Atlantic trade deal on Germany visit

Sun, 04/24/2016 - 00:29
US President Barack Obama will push plans for a trans-Atlantic trade deal as he visits Germany at the invitation of Chancellor Angela Merkel, who has emerged as his primary European interlocutor and strategic partner.

Ten-man PSG beat Lille to retain French League Cup title

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 23:07
Angel Di Maria scored with his side down to 10 men as Paris Saint-Germain beat Lille 2-1 in the French League Cup final at the Stade de France on Saturday, to remain on course for a domestic clean sweep of titles.

Merkel visits refugee camp on Turkish border

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:58
German Chancellor Angela Merkel visited a refugee camp on the Turkish-Syrian border Saturday, kicking off a high-stakes visit aimed at boosting a month-old migrant deal plagued by moral and legal concerns.

Di Grassi wins all-electric 'Formula E' race in Paris

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 11:09
Lucas di Grassi clinched his third win of the Formula E season at the inaugural Paris street circuit race on Saturday to stretch his lead at the top of the drivers' standings.

IS group claims killing of university professor in Bangladesh

Sat, 04/23/2016 - 10:07
Unidentified attackers hacked a university professor to death in Bangladesh on Saturday, police said, with the Islamic State group claiming responsibility for the brutal killing.