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 2020-06-12 11:37 

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'How do we fix this?' NBA star LeBron James takes on voter suppression...

A conservative commentator once advised him to "shut up and dribble," but basketball legend LeBron James is bringing star power to a voter mobilization movement as concerns over disenfranchisement swell ahead of November's presidential electio...

 2020-06-12 10:47 

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LatAm virus cases top 1.5mn as markets fear second wave...

A worrying social crisis is brewing in Latin America where the coronavirus pandemic is spiralling, experts are warning, as fears of a second wave in the United States sent shivers through global markets.The crisis could provoke the region's "worst...

 2020-06-12 10:47 

AFP

New Zealand removes statue of controversial colonist...

The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday tore down a statue of the colonial military commander after whom it was named, joining a growing list of places worldwide that are reckoning with their past....

 2020-06-12 10:44 

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Seattle mayor tells Trump to 'go back to your bunker'...

Seattle's mayor told Donald Trump to "Go back to your bunker" Thursday, escalating a spat after the president threatened to intervene over a police-free autonomous zone protesters have set up in the western US city."Take back your city NOW...

 2020-06-12 10:44 

AFP

LatAm virus cases top 1.5mn as markets fear second wave...

A worrying social crisis is brewing in Latin America where the coronavirus pandemic is spiralling, experts are warning, as fears of a second wave in the United States sent shivers through global markets.The crisis could provoke the region's "worst...

 2020-06-12 10:32 

AFP

North Korea denounces US two years after Singapore summit...

North Korea criticised Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the United States on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where the US president shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un."Nothing is more hypocritical than an em...

 2020-06-12 10:32 

AFP

Seattle mayor tells Trump to 'go back to your bunker'...

Seattle's mayor told Donald Trump to "Go back to your bunker" Thursday, escalating a spat after the president threatened to intervene over a police-free autonomous zone protesters have set up in the western US city."Take back your city NOW...

 2020-06-12 10:26 

AFP

LatAm virus cases top 1.5mn as markets fear second wave...

A worrying social crisis is brewing in Latin America where the coronavirus pandemic is spiralling, experts are warning, as fears of a second wave in the United States sent shivers through global markets.In the US, President Donald Trump was leading the ch...

 2020-06-12 10:26 

AFP

North Korea denounces US two years after Singapore summit...

North Korea criticised Donald Trump in a stinging denunciation of the United States on Friday, the second anniversary of a landmark summit in Singapore where the US president shook hands with leader Kim Jong Un."Nothing is more hypocritical than an em...

 2020-06-12 09:35 

AFP

Keep your hat on. designers face tough times without Ascot payday...

From dress designers to hat makers to the hospitality sector, Royal Ascot is usually a lucrative source of income for a whole industry connected with one of Britain's most feted social and sporting events.Last year's meeting attracted 300,000 spec...

 2020-06-12 09:35 

AFP

LatAm virus cases top 1.5mn as markets fear second wave...

A worrying social crisis is brewing in Latin America where the coronavirus pandemic is spiralling, experts are warning, as fears of a second wave in the United States sent shivers through global markets.In the US, President Donald Trump was leading the ch...

 2020-06-12 09:35 

AFP

Coronavirus may force IPL out of India, chairman says...

The Indian Premier League could be moved out of the country if the coronavirus pandemic does not ease in the next two months, IPL chairman Brijesh Patel told AFP on Friday....

 2020-06-12 09:22 

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Australia set to allow 10,000-strong sporting crowds...

Crowds of up 10,000 people will be allowed into Australian sports stadiums from next month, Prime Minister Scott Morrison said Friday, as COVID-19 restrictions are further relaxed....

 2020-06-12 09:16 

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US pledges to reduce Iraq troops as tensions ease...

The United States said Thursday it would reduce troops in Iraq in the coming months as friction between the two countries eased under a new US-friendly premier in Baghdad.The coalition has already consolidated to just three bases in recent months, down fr...

 2020-06-12 09:16 

AFP

Keep your hat on. designers face tough times without Ascot payday...

From dress designers to hat makers to the hospitality sector, Royal Ascot is usually a lucrative source of income for a whole industry connected with one of Britain's most feted social and sporting events.Last year's meeting attracted 300,000 spec...

 2020-06-12 08:35 

AFP

Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports...

Shortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he'd need. Now he is considering whether to use it to emigrate.The document was of limited value. It gave Hong ...

 2020-06-12 08:35 

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US pledges to reduce Iraq troops as tensions ease...

The United States said Thursday it would reduce troops in Iraq in the coming months as friction between the two countries eased under a new US-friendly premier in Baghdad.The coalition has already consolidated to just three bases in recent months, down fr...

 2020-06-12 08:25 

AFP

New Zealand removes statue of controversial colonist...

The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday tore down a statue of the colonial military commander after whom it was named, joining a growing list of places worldwide that are reckoning with their past....

 2020-06-12 08:25 

AFP

Fearful Hong Kongers rush to secure limited British passports...

Shortly before Hong Kong was handed back to China, Simon Ng applied for a British National (Overseas) passport, a document he never thought he'd need. Now he is considering whether to use it to emigrate.The document was of limited value. It gave Hong ...

 2020-06-12 08:08 

AFP

US to reduce troops in Iraq 'over coming months'...

The United States promised Thursday to reduce troops from Iraq over the coming months after talks with Baghdad, where lawmakers have pushed for their withdrawal....

 2020-06-12 08:08 

AFP

New Zealand removes statue of controversial colonist...

The New Zealand city of Hamilton on Friday tore down a statue of the colonial military commander after whom it was named, joining a growing list of places worldwide that are reckoning with their past....

 2020-06-12 08:02 

AFP

US to reduce troops in Iraq 'over coming months'...

The United States promised Thursday to reduce troops from Iraq over the coming months after talks with Baghdad, where lawmakers have pushed for their withdrawal....

 2020-06-12 08:02 

AFP

Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll...

Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020's corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey....

 2020-06-12 08:02 

AFP

Keep your hat on. designers face tough times without Ascot payday...

From dress designers to hat makers to the hospitality sector, Royal Ascot is usually a lucrative source of income for a whole industry connected with one of Britain's most feted social and sporting events.Last year's meeting attracted 300,000 spec...

 2020-06-12 07:55 

AFP

Golden points, red-card replacements: new rules as rugby returns in Australia...

Rugby Australia agreed Friday to test new rules in its domestic Super Rugby competition in a bid to liven up the game, including goal-line dropouts and a 10-minute golden point period if matches are tied....

 2020-06-12 07:31 

AFP

From furlough to free-to-air: Premier League becomes a political football...

The green light for the Premier League's return owes much to a political will for the national game to lift spirits in the country hardest hit by coronavirus in Europe.However, the Premier League has not enjoyed such political backing throughout the c...

 2020-06-12 07:31 

AFP

Bayern missing Mueller, Lewandowski for potential title-clincher...

Bayern Munich could secure an eighth straight Bundesliga title this weekend, but host Borussia Moenchengladbach on Saturday without suspended duo Thomas Mueller and Robert Lewandowski.At the foot of the table, fallen giants Werder Bremen face a crucial ga...

 2020-06-12 07:31 

AFP

Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll...

Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020's corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey....

 2020-06-12 07:31 

AFP

Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll...

Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020's corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey....

 2020-06-12 06:22 

AFP

Lebanese pound hits new low despite govt efforts, sparking protests...

The Lebanese pound sank to a record low on the black market on Thursday despite the authorities' attempts to halt the plunge of the crisis-hit country's currency, sparking a flare-up in anti-government protests.In the centre of the capital, near R...

 2020-06-12 06:22 

AFP

From furlough to free-to-air: Premier League becomes a political football...

The green light for the Premier League's return owes much to a political will for the national game to lift spirits in the country hardest hit by coronavirus in Europe.However, the Premier League has not enjoyed such political backing throughout the c...

 2020-06-12 06:15 

AFP

Lebanese pound hits new low despite govt efforts, sparking protests...

The Lebanese pound sank to a record low on the black market on Thursday despite the authorities' attempts to halt the plunge of the crisis-hit country's currency, sparking a flare-up in anti-government protests.In the centre of the capital, near R...

 2020-06-12 06:15 

AFP

Warholm stars as athletics returns to Oslo via French garden and windswept Kenya...

Double world 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm put aside coronavirus-induced Lego building to smash the world record for the unorthodox 300m hurdles behind closed doors at a near-empty Bislett Stadium on Thursday.The victory went to Jakob Ingebrigtsen...

 2020-06-12 06:13 

AFP

Warholm stars as athletics returns to Oslo via French garden and windswept Kenya...

Double world 400m hurdles champion Karsten Warholm put aside coronavirus-induced Lego building to smash the world record for the unorthodox 300m hurdles behind closed doors at a near-empty Bislett Stadium on Thursday.The victory went to Jakob Ingebrigtsen...

 2020-06-12 06:13 

AFP

Graves dug on Copacabana Beach to symbolize Brazil's coronavirus dead...

Volunteers dug 100 graves on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro Thursday as a symbolic reminder of the thousands of Brazilians who have died from COVID-19, and also to denounce what they called the "incompetence4; of public authorities handling the...

 2020-06-12 06:12 

AFP

Twitter removes China, Russia and Turkey 'state-linked' accounts...

Twitter on Friday said it had removed tens of thousands of "state linked" accounts used by China, Russia and Turkey to push their own propaganda, sow misinformation or attack critics....

 2020-06-12 06:12 

AFP

Graves dug on Copacabana Beach to symbolize Brazil's coronavirus dead...

Volunteers dug 100 graves on Copacabana Beach in Rio de Janeiro Thursday as a symbolic reminder of the thousands of Brazilians who have died from COVID-19, and also to denounce what they called the "incompetence4; of public authorities handling the...

 2020-06-12 06:10 

AFP

Brazil virus deaths top 40,000 as Europe prepares to reopen borders...

More than 1.5 million COVID-19 cases have been identified in Latin America, a region now threatened by a food crisis, while global markets plunged Thursday anticipating a long road to economic recovery.Despite the rising toll Brazil's two largest citi...

 2020-06-12 06:10 

AFP

Twitter removes China, Russia and Turkey 'state-linked' accounts...

Twitter on Friday said it had removed tens of thousands of "state linked" accounts used by China, Russia and Turkey to push their own propaganda, sow misinformation or attack critics....

 2020-06-12 06:10 

AFP

NFL pledges $250m to battle systematic racism...

The National Football League said Thursday it would commit $250 million over the next 10 years to fight systematic racism against black people in the United States....

 2020-06-12 06:10 

AFP

NFL pledges $250m to battle systematic racism...

The National Football League said Thursday it would commit $250 million over the next 10 years to fight systematic racism against black people in the United States....

 2020-06-12 06:10 

AFP

Two-thirds of sponsors unsure about 2021 Olympics: poll...

Two-thirds of Tokyo 2020's corporate sponsors are undecided on whether to continue supporting the Games now the event has been pushed to 2021, according to a new survey....

 2020-06-12 06:08 

AFP

Brazil virus deaths top 40,000 as Europe prepares to reopen borders...

More than 1.5 million COVID-19 cases have been identified in Latin America, a region now threatened by a food crisis, while global markets plunged Thursday anticipating a long road to economic recovery.Despite the rising toll Brazil's two largest citi...

 2020-06-12 06:08 

AFP

Return of the otter: How reintroduced predators benefit ecosystems...

These little guys think there's something you otter know....

 2020-06-12 05:29 

AFP

Ramping up fight, Trump brandishes sanctions over ICC war crimes probe...

President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized sanctions against any official at the International Criminal Court who investigates US troops, ramping up pressure to stop its case into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan."This assault on the ICC is an eff...

 2020-06-12 05:29 

AFP

Return of the otter: How reintroduced predators benefit ecosystems...

These little guys think there's something you otter know....

 2020-06-12 05:21 

AFP

Trump praises US police, rejecting protesters' cries of racism...

US President Donald Trump on Thursday rebooted his flagging reelection campaign with a speech starkly rejecting nationwide protesters' claims of police racism, saying only a "few bad apples" are to blame.Some Americans may want calm after mont...

 2020-06-12 05:21 

AFP

Ramping up fight, Trump brandishes sanctions over ICC war crimes probe...

President Donald Trump on Thursday authorized sanctions against any official at the International Criminal Court who investigates US troops, ramping up pressure to stop its case into alleged war crimes in Afghanistan."This assault on the ICC is an eff...

 2020-06-12 04:28 

AFP

From furlough to free-to-air: Premier League becomes a political football...

The green light for the Premier League's return owes much to a political will for the national game to lift spirits in the country hardest hit by coronavirus in Europe.However, the Premier League has not enjoyed such political backing throughout the c...

 2020-06-12 04:25 

AFP

NFL pledges $250m to battle systematic racism...

The National Football League said Thursday it would commit $250 million over the next 10 years to fight systematic racism against black people in the United States....

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