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 2018-01-17 00:00 

France 24

Whistleblower lawyer slams IOC over Russia 'deal'...

Te lawyer for Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov slammed the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, accusing the powerful sports body of preparing to lift sanctions at the end of next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Jim Walde...

 2018-01-16 23:40 

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Olympics: Whistleblower lawyer slams IOC over Russia 'deal'...

The lawyer for Russian doping whistleblower Grigory Rodchenkov slammed the International Olympic Committee on Tuesday, accusing the powerful sports body of preparing to lift sanctions at the end of next month's Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang. Jim Wald...

 2018-01-16 23:21 

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Trump's doctor says president 'healthy,' has no cognitive issues...

Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has "no cognitive issues whatsoever," according to full results from his first medical examination released Tuesday. Trump's critics have openly questione...

 2018-01-16 23:16 

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Maradona daughter's wedding fuels family drama...

Football legend Diego Maradona has some larger than life family drama on his plate: bad blood between a ready-to-wed daughter and his current wife. Dalma Maradona is due to marry Andres Caldarelli in April and apparently failed to invite her stepmother. A...

 2018-01-16 23:10 

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In the auto world, women still battle to crack old boys' club...

The auto industry is famously male dominated, forcing women in the field to fight sexism, discrimination and unequal pay -- though woman car experts say having Mary Barra at the helm of General Motors is a "very significant" development. In the mi...

 2018-01-16 23:08 

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Ford projects lower-than-expected 2017 profits...

Ford on Tuesday projected 2017 earnings below the level expected by analysts and said results this year would be even lower. The second-biggest US car company forecast adjusted earnings per share of $1.78, five cents below analyst expectations, according ...

 2018-01-16 23:04 

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Pardoned Peru ex-president leaves hospital...

Alberto Fujimori, Peru's pardoned former president who was until recently serving a 25-year sentence for human rights abuses, was discharged from hospital Tuesday after receiving treatment for cardiac arrhythmia. Fujimori, 79, was hospitalized at the ...

 2018-01-16 22:40 

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Champion Peterhansel closes gap to leader Sainz...

Reigning champion Stephane Peterhansel moved up to second overall by winning the 10th special at the Dakar Rally on Tuesday. The 52-year-old Frenchman -- the record 13-time race winner across car and motorbike categories -- cut Peugeot team-mate Carlos Sa...

 2018-01-16 22:35 

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Syria jihadist chief urges rebels to 'close ranks' against regime...

The head of Syria's leading jihadist alliance called on rebels Tuesday to "close ranks" to fend off a Russian-backed government offensive in the country's northwest. It was Abu Mohamed al-Jolani's first audio recording since Russia cla...

 2018-01-16 22:20 

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At Detroit auto show, future high tech is present...

For the technology phobic, the Einride T-Pod autonomous cargo truck could be the stuff of nightmares. It is an imposing sight, lacking a traditional driver's cab, and looks like it might have been dreamed up by a sci-fi filmmaker. The electric truck w...

 2018-01-16 22:00 

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US withholds $65 mn from UN agency for Palestinians...

The United States held back $65 million meant for the United Nations relief agency for Palestinians on Tuesday, two weeks after President Donald Trump threatened future payments. State Department officials insisted the decision was not taken to pressure P...

 2018-01-16 21:59 

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5 journalists jailed in Turkey for 'terrorist propaganda'...

Five journalists were handed jail terms by a court in Istanbul on Tuesday after a trial in which they were accused of taking part in "terrorist propaganda", Turkish media reported. Four of those condemned received 18-month sentences for participat...

 2018-01-16 21:47 

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What's in a name? Chinese automaker nixes 'Trumpchi'...

Chinese auto maker GAC is changing the name of models it plans to introduce in the US market next year, because "Trumpchi" sounds too much like its linked to President Donald Trump. "The name will change for the US market to avoid the wrong co...

 2018-01-16 21:40 

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Venezuela says rebel pilot killed in police operation...

Venezuela's government announced Tuesday that rogue pilot Oscar Perez was among seven "terrorists" killed during a bloody police assault to arrest him the day before. Police swooped on Perez and his armed group holed up outside Caracas on Mond...

 2018-01-16 21:31 

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Pro-separatist Catalan parties back ex-leader for top job...

The two largest pro-independence parties in Catalonia said Tuesday they had agreed to nominate sacked regional leader Carles Puigdemont for president, despite his self-imposed exile in Belgium and Madrid's insistence he cannot rule remotely. The separ...

 2018-01-16 21:20 

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Nadal resumes charge to Grand Slam 17...

Rafael Nadal resumes his march towards a 17th Grand Slam title Wednesday after dispelling any lingering injury concerns in his first Australian Open match, with the Spanish star buoyed by feeling fit again. The world number one faces Argentina's Leona...

 2018-01-16 21:00 

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Syria Kurds say will defend enclave from Turkish 'scourges'...

The head of a powerful Kurdish militia hit back on Tuesday at Turkish threats to attack its forces in northern Syria, pledging to "cleanse" the area of Ankara's "scourges". Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Tuesday vowed to soo...

 2018-01-16 20:40 

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Subs strike late to send Marseille second...

Marseille jumped into second place in Ligue 1 on Tuesday as late goals from substitutes Clinton N'Jie and Dimitri Payet sealed a 2-0 home victory over Strasbourg. Valere Germain saw a 72nd-minute penalty saved by Strasbourg goalkeeper Alexandre Oukidj...

 2018-01-16 20:29 

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US, allies meet on N.Korea but China absence looms...

The United States urged allies to escalate pressure on North Korea over its nuclear missile program Tuesday, despite a cautious tone from key US partner South Korea. US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson was joined by his hawkish Japanese counterpart at 20-...

 2018-01-16 20:28 

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Equality costing German clubs - Bundesliga chief...

German football league chief Christian Seifert said on Tuesday the gap between rich and poor must grow to help Bundesliga clubs in Europe. "From now on the Bundesliga's ambition must be to remain competitive with the best leagues in the world,"...

 2018-01-16 20:27 

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Bannon 'ordered to testify' in Mueller's Russia investigation...

President Donald Trump's former chief strategist Steve Bannon has been subpoenaed by Special Counsel Robert Mueller to testify before a grand jury in a probe into alleged ties between Trump associates and Russia, US media reported Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 20:25 

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Second Kitzbuehel skiing training cancelled...

The second men's World Cup downhill training at Kitzbuehel scheduled for Wednesday has been cancelled because of the bad weather forecast, organisers said. The Austrian resort has been forecast overnight rain, turning to snow, and heavy snow on Wednes...

 2018-01-16 20:20 

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Sweet deal: Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero for $2.8 bn...

Nestle said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero for CHF 2.7 billion ($2.8 billion/2.3 billion euros) in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio. Ferrero, known for its Tic Tac, Nutella and Ferrer...

 2018-01-16 20:00 

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NBA to probe stormy Clippers-Rockets aftermath...

The NBA is investigating the post-match confrontation which erupted in the wake of the Los Angeles Clippers' ill-tempered clash with the Houston Rockets on Monday. The league will speak to players from both sides to assess what exactly happened in the...

 2018-01-16 19:55 

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US withholds $65m from UN agency for Palestinian refugees...

The US is cutting $65 million in funding for the UN agency for Palestinian refugees, slashing this year's first contribution by more than half, a State Department official announced Tuesday....

 2018-01-16 19:41 

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Trump: we want immigrants 'from everywhere' to come to US...

US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States "from everywhere," according to participants at a White House meeting -- a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from "shit...

 2018-01-16 19:40 

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US withholds $65 mn from UN agency for Palestinians...

The United States sent $60 million to keep the UN relief agency for Palestinian refugees operating Tuesday but withheld a further $65 million, urging others to pay more. A State Department official said the US had held back more than half of the voluntary...

 2018-01-16 19:40 

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International Gymnastics Federation to set up victim support body...

International Gymnastics Federation president Morinari Watanabe told AFP on Tuesday that his governing body will set up a victim support body in the wake of the abuse of children by a former USA team doctor. Watanabe said he was "shocked and saddened ...

 2018-01-16 19:36 

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Pretty dresses are no longer just for women...

Why should women get to wear all the pretty dresses? Why can't men also flounce about in the feathers, lace or fine embroidery if they fancy? These are the questions being posed by the daring young Spanish label, Palomo Spain, whose flamboyant show ki...

 2018-01-16 19:35 

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Airbus gets early 2018 jump on rival Boeing with Mexico order...

Airbus got an early jump on rival Boeing for 2018 with news Tuesday that low-cost Mexican airline Volaris has ordered 80 of its popular A320 planes for a total $9.3 billion. The planned purchase, which entails deliveries over the next eight years, comes a...

 2018-01-16 19:20 

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Citigroup says women have a pay gap of 1% compared to men...

Under pressure to provide data on pay equity, US financial giant Citigroup said Tuesday its female and minority employees face a pay gap of just one percent compared to men. "We found that women are paid on average 99% of what men are paid, and minori...

 2018-01-16 19:00 

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'Are you remorseful?' former gymnast asks disgraced USA Gymnastics doctor...

Victims of disgraced former USA Gymnastics team doctor Larry Nassar delivered raw emotional testimony at his sentencing hearing on Tuesday, recounting the wrenching trauma and scars from his sexual abuse. "He betrayed my trust, took advantage of my yo...

 2018-01-16 18:49 

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Riot police break up anti-pope demo near Santiago mass...

Anti-riot police used water-cannon to disperse hundreds of people protesting sexual abuse by priests as they tried to disrupt an open air mass by Pope Francis in Santiago on Tuesday. Police moved in on the demonstrators as they headed towards the city'...

 2018-01-16 18:45 

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US takes tough stance at allies' North Korea talks...

The United States urged an escalation in pressure on North Korea over its nuclear missile program Tuesday, despite a more cautious tone from key US ally South Korea. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, co-hosting the Vancouver event with Canada's foreig...

 2018-01-16 18:40 

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Tunisia 'queer film festival' seeks to make a difference...

The first ever film festival celebrating the LGBT community is underway in Tunisia, a Muslim country where homosexuals can face up to three years in prison. Twelve short and medium-length films produced in Tunisia and across the Middle East and North Afri...

 2018-01-16 18:30 

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Google 'cloud' grows with new undersea data cables...

Google on Tuesday said it is adding three new undersea data cables as it continues to bulk up its ability to power cloud services around the world. The US internet behemoth has spent $30 billion improving its infrastructure during the past three years and...

 2018-01-16 18:23 

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Kim Kardashian announces birth of third child via surrogate...

Reality star Kim Kardashian and her rapper husband Kanye West Tuesday announced the birth of their third child, a baby girl who was born via a surrogate. "She is here! We're so in love," Kardashian, 37, wrote in a post on her website which she...

 2018-01-16 18:20 

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Fighting in northwest Syria causes 200,000 displacements: UN...

Escalating violence in northwest Syria has caused more than 200,000 displacements since mid-December, the United Nations said on Tuesday, warning that medical facilities in the area were struggling to cope. Russian-backed Syrian troops launched an offensi...

 2018-01-16 18:19 

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Polish Supreme Court slams 'unconstitutional' govt reforms...

Poland's Supreme Court justices on Tuesday denounced the right-wing government's controversial judicial reforms as "unconstitutional", adding their voice to a chorus of criticism at home and abroad. The reforms introduced by the Law and Ju...

 2018-01-16 18:11 

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EU 'carefully assessing' Trump's Iran nuclear deal statement...

The EU said Tuesday it is "carefully assessing" Donald Trump's statement on the Iran nuclear deal after the US leader set a 120-day deadline for fixing "disastrous flaws" in the landmark 2015 accord. The European Union has staunchly de...

 2018-01-16 18:08 

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Defying Brussels, EU parliament calls for ban on electric pulse fishing...

The European Parliament called Tuesday for a ban on electric pulse fishing in the European Union, defying Brussels which wants the experimental practice in the North Sea done on a larger scale....

 2018-01-16 18:08 

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Italy election campaign descends into race row...

Italy was gripped by a racism row Tuesday as parties from across the political spectrum weighed in on calls to defend the "white race", sparking anger but also drawing support. Politician Fortilio Fontana from the anti-immigrant Northern League sa...

 2018-01-16 18:00 

France 24

Venezuela says rebel pilot killed in police operation...

Venezuela's government announced Tuesday that rebel pilot Oscar Perez was among seven "terrorists" killed during a bloody police assault to arrest him. Police on Monday swooped on a house on the outskirts of Caracas where Perez and his armed g...

 2018-01-16 18:00 

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Pope in Chile seeks forgiveness for sex abuse scandals...

Pope Francis on Tuesday opened his visit to Chile by asking forgiveness for child sexual abuse scandals that have rocked the Catholic Church in the South American country. "I cannot begin to express the pain and shame that I feel over the irreparable ...

 2018-01-16 17:59 

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EU 'carefully assessing' Trump's Iran nuclear deal statement...

The EU said Tuesday it is "carefully assessing" Donald Trump's statement on the Iran nuclear deal after the US leader set a 120-day deadline for fixing "disastrous flaws" in the landmark 2015 accord. The European Union has staunchly de...

 2018-01-16 17:52 

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Iran supreme leader slams US over Trump 'shithole' slur...

Iran's supreme leader on Tuesday said US President Donald Trump's alleged slur against some poor countries proved Washington's claims it defends human rights are false. "The person who is today in office in America announces the stance of ...

 2018-01-16 17:47 

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Latvia's e-health system hit by cyberattack from abroad...

Latvia said its new e-health system was on Tuesday hit by a large-scale cyberattack that saw thousands of requests for medical prescriptions pour in per second from more than 20 countries in Africa, the Caribbean and the European Union. No data was compro...

 2018-01-16 17:40 

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France rugby coach defends Bastareaud over homophobia...

France coach Jacques Brunel on Tuesday defended centre Mathieu Bastareaud, who faces a hearing on Wednesday over homophobic insults and could be suspended for the Six Nations. "I don't want to punish Mathieu Bastareaud. Now, I do not know what the...

 2018-01-16 17:39 

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Sweet deal: Nestle sells US candy to Ferrero for $2.9 bn...

Nestle said Tuesday it has agreed to sell its US candy business to Italy's Ferrero for CHF 2.8 billion ($2.9 billion, 2.4 billion euros) in cash as the Swiss food giant shakes up its product portfolio. Ferrero, known for its Tic Tac, Nutella and Ferre...

 2018-01-16 17:35 

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Trump tells Xi US trade deficit with China 'not sustainable': W.House...

US President Donald Trump told Chinese leader Xi Jinping he was disappointed about Washington's deepening trade deficit with Beijing, calling the situation "not sustainable," the White House said Tuesday. In telephone talks, Trump "express...

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