Day: April 6, 2017

The IOC look set to decide Friday whether to keep stricken Peruvian capital Lima as the location for a meeting to choose the 2024 Olympic Games hosts, sources confirmed to AFP.Flash floods and landslides hit parts of Lima last month and with the diffic…

Czech president Milos Zeman said Thursday the next general election in the EU member country would take place on October 20-21 this year.”I will schedule the parliamentary vote for the latest date possible (under the Constitution), which is October 20-…

Facebook on Thursday ramped up its fight against “fake news” by adding tips on how to tell when shared stories are bogus.An initiative being launched in the US, France and a dozen other countries added an educational tool in an “awareness display” in n…

Facebook on Thursday launched its digital assistant named “M” for US users of its Messenger application, ramping up the social network’s efforts in artificial intelligence.For users of the messaging platform, M will pop up and suggest “helpful actions”…

Mexican immigrant Roberto Beristain’s own American wife voted for Donald Trump as US president because he promised to expel crooks from the country.Now, after 20 years living and working in the United States, it is Beristain himself, a 43-year-old fath…

Chinese President Xi Jinping touched down in Florida Thursday for a first face-to-face meeting with President Donald Trump, hoping that a basket full of “tweetable” deals will help avoid a public clash.Xi was greeted at Palm Beach airport by a red carp…

World number one Dustin Johnson withdrew from the 81st Masters on Thursday, walking off the first tee due to a back injury.The reigning US Open champion had been a heavy favorite in the year’s first major golf championship after winning his three prior…

Europeans will face systematic checks at the external borders of the EU’s Schengen border area from Friday under legislation designed to tackle “foreign fighters” returning from Iraq and Syria.”Member States will as of tomorrow have an obligation to ca…