Protesters clash with police at G7 summit in Italy (WATCH LIVE)

10 Apr

Clashes have broken out between police and protesters at the G7 summit in Lucca, northern Italy, where top officials of the Group of Seven (G7) countries are meeting to discuss pressing international issues. Read Full Article at RT.com

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‘IS’ rocket fired from Egypt hits Israel, crossing shut

10 Apr

A rocket fired from Egypt’s Sinai crashed into Israel on Monday, in an attack claimed by the Islamic State jihadist group, as authorities closed a border crossing over security threats, officials said.The incident, which did not cause injuries or major…

Syrian teen sentenced in Germany over bomb plot

10 Apr

A 16-year-old Syrian refugee was convicted in Germany Monday of planning a bomb attack on behalf of the Islamic State jihadist group and sentenced to two years’ juvenile detention.The regional court in the western city of Cologne said in a statement th…

Kuwait, Oman agree to build oil refinery

10 Apr

Oman Oil Company and Kuwait Petroleum International signed Monday an agreement to build a refinery worth around $7 billion in the sultanate’s southern port town of Duqm.The 50-50 joint venture will have a capacity of 230,000 barrels per day when comple…

Ergodan referendum splits Bulgaria’s Turks

10 Apr

Turkey’s upcoming referendum on expanding the president’s powers has sparked deep rifts among ethnic Turks in neighbouring Bulgaria, who find themselves caught in a tug-of-war between Sofia and Ankara.With ties dating back to Ottoman times, the 700,000…

France’s Le Pen hits nerve over WWII roundup of Jews

10 Apr

Far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has stirred up deep emotions over France’s World War II history with comments on its collaboration with Nazi Germany, just two weeks ahead of the election.Le Pen said Sunday that “I don’t think France is r…

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Yemen clashes kill more than 40 in 24 hours

10 Apr

Clashes and air strikes in southwest Yemen have killed more than 40 soldiers, rebels and civilians over the past 24 hours, officials and medics said on Monday.Warplanes from the Saudi-led Arab coalition have pounded Huthi rebel positions east of the Re…

Figure skating: Japan’s former world champ Asada retires

10 Apr

Japan’s former world champion Mao Asada retired from figure skating Monday in a bombshell announcement, citing a lack of motivation after a mystifying slump in form.The 26-year-old, who won three world titles in 2008, 2010 and 2014, said on her officia…

‘France isn’t responsible’: Marine Le Pen’s comment on 1942 Jewish roundup triggers outrage

10 Apr

Preview French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen has provoked outrage after her statement that France was not responsible for the German-ordered 1942 Jewish roundup by French police.
“I think France isn’t responsible for the Vel d’Hiv. I think that, in general, if there are people responsible, it is those who were in power at the time. It is not France,” Le Pen said.
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Wells Fargo claws back another $75 mn from former executives

10 Apr

Wells Fargo took back another $75 million in pay from two former executives who played key roles in the bank’s fake accounts scandal, the bank announced Monday.The US banking giant said it demanded or “clawed back” an additional $28 million from former…

Tony Adams named interim Granada boss

10 Apr

Former Arsenal and England captain Tony Adams was put in charge of La Liga strugglers Granada until the end of the season after Lucas Alcaraz was sacked on Monday.Adams has been working as an advisor at the Spanish club as part of his role with DDMC, a…

UN urges EU to stop sending migrants to Hungary

10 Apr

European countries must stop returning asylum seekers to Hungary due to deteriorating conditions there for new arrivals including children, and allegations of abuse, the United Nations said Monday.The situation for asylum seekers and other migrants has…

Thousands honour policeman killed in London attack

10 Apr

Thousands of police officers attended the funeral in London on Monday of Keith Palmer, the policeman stabbed to death in a terror attack outside the British parliament last month.Officers lined the cortege route from the Houses of Parliament, where his…

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Pope still plans Egypt visit despite bombings

10 Apr

Pope Francis will visit Egypt as planned this month despite the weekend bombings of two Coptic Christian churches that killed 44 people, a Vatican official said. “There is no doubt the Holy Father will maintain his offer to go to Egypt” on April 28 and…

ECB says 2016 was best year since crisis

10 Apr

The European Central Bank judged Monday that it had a successful 2016, arguing in its annual report that it had warded off deflation and nurtured economic recovery in the eurozone.”Though the year began shrouded in economic uncertainty, it ended with t…

Ukraine’s IMF-backed central bank chief quits

10 Apr

Ukraine’s IMF-backed central bank chief Valeriya Gontareva submitted her resignation on Monday after coming under intense pressure from tycoons and lawmakers who wanted to throw her in jail.Her departure leaves President Petro Poroshenko with a tough d…

Kremlin critic Navalny released from jail

10 Apr

Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny walked free on Monday after spending 15 days in jail over a rally protesting against alleged massive corruption by Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev.The opposition leader and anti-corruption campaigner was arrested…

Two Russians, one American land back on Earth from ISS

10 Apr

Two Russian cosmonauts and a US astronaut touched down safely in central Kazakhstan Monday following a 173-day mission aboard the International Space Station (ISS). “Touchdown confirmed,” said a commentator on NASA Television, describing it as a “textb…

Auction house sees up to $68mn for rare diamond earrings

10 Apr

Sotheby’s said Monday it would auction a pair of “phenomenally rare” blue and pink diamond earrings next month that together may fetch up to $68 million.”The ‘Apollo and Artemis Diamonds’ will be the stars of our May sale in Geneva — by far the most i…

First ‘Silk Road’ train from Britain leaves for China

10 Apr

The first-ever freight train from Britain to China, laden with whisky, soft drinks and baby products, started its mammoth journey on Monday along a modern-day “Silk Road” trade route.The 32-container train, around 600 metres (yards) long, left from the…

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Spain detains Russian over US vote ‘hacking’: legal source

10 Apr

A Russian computer expert was remanded in custody in Spain on Monday on suspicion of involvement in alleged hacking of the US presidential election campaign, a legal source said.Piotr Levashov, who was arrested at Barcelona airport on Friday, has been …

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Leading electronic fest Ultra expands to China, India

10 Apr

Leading electronic music festival Ultra announced an expansion Monday to China and India, sensing a bright future for the booming genre in the world’s two most populous countries.Ultra Music Festival, launched in 1999 in Miami when electronic dance mus…

Near Mosul, soldiers and displaced meet at the spa

10 Apr

Hammam al-Alil’s sulphur springs and reopened spa have become a spot where the soldiers fighting in Mosul and the civilians fleeing it meet for a rare moment of relaxation.”We fight on the front line and we come here when we get leave,” said Sahad Moha…

China’s Xi praises normalisation of ties with Norway

10 Apr

Chinese President Xi Jinping on Monday praised the normalisation of relations with Norway, six years after a dispute over the Nobel Peace Prize, as Norway’s prime minister said she was glad to be back.The visit by Erna Solberg is the first high-level e…

Syria, Russia to top agenda as G7 ministers meet

10 Apr

G7 foreign ministers were on Monday to send a “clear and coordinated message” to Russia over its stance on Syria as Washington ratcheted up the pressure following a suspected chemical attack in the war-torn country.Britain’s Foreign Secretary Boris Joh…

British DJ to perform world’s highest gig on Everest

10 Apr

Influential British DJ Paul Oakenfold has reached Mount Everest’s base camp where he plans to host the “highest party on earth”, performing a set at 5,380 metres (17,600 feet).As climbing season in Nepal kicks into gear, few of the mountaineers heading…

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Pakistan to execute Indian ‘spy’: military

10 Apr

Pakistan will execute an Indian man arrested in the southwestern province of Balochistan last year who officials claim has confessed to being a spy for Indian intelligence, the country’s powerful military said Monday.The man, named by the army as Kulbu…

Egypt set for emergency rule after church attacks

10 Apr

Egypt prepared to impose a state of emergency Monday after jihadist bombings killed dozens at two churches in the deadliest attacks in recent memory on the country’s Coptic Christian minority.President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi announced the three-month per…

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Sweden observes minute’s silence for truck attack victims

10 Apr

Sweden on Monday observed a minute of silence for the victims of last week’s truck attack by a Uzbek man whom police believe was a jihadist sympathiser.Under grey and rainy skies, with flags flying at half-mast, Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven, mo…

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Swiss test wireless cameras to monitor newborns’ vital signs

10 Apr

Swiss researchers said Monday they have developed a wireless camera system to monitor vital signs in premature babies, a move that could replace uncomfortable and highly inaccurate skin sensors.The skin sensors currently used to monitor vital signs in …

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