Briton faces court over Deutsche Telekom cyber attack

A British man admitted in a German court Friday to staging a large-scale cyber attack on Deutsche Telekom last year, saying he was acting for a Liberian client.The 29-year-old described as “the worst mistake of my life” the attack that knocked more tha…

July 21, 2017

Palestinian shot dead in Jerusalem: Palestinian ministry

A Palestinian died after being shot in the head in an east Jerusalem neighbourhood near the Old City on Friday, the Palestinian health ministry said, as clashes broke out in the area.The ministry however did not specify who was behind the shooting in t…

July 21, 2017

German carmakers colluded on diesel emissions: report

German carmakers Volkswagen, Audi, Porsche, BMW and Daimler secretly worked together from the 1990s onwards on issues including polluting emissions from diesel vehicles, news magazine Der Spiegel reported Friday.Volkswagen, facing tens of billions of d…

July 21, 2017

Jihadists battle rebels for control of key Syria province

A former Al-Qaeda affiliate was locked in fierce clashes Friday with a leading rebel group for control of one of the last major parts of Syria not held by the regime.The clashes in Syria’s Idlib province in the country’s northwest pit the jihadist Haya…

July 21, 2017

GE earnings fall ahead of CEO transition

General Electric reported lower second-quarter earnings Friday following a mixed performance of its industrial division as outgoing chief executive Jeff Immelt prepares to step down.Net income was $1.2 billion, down 57 percent from the year-ago period….

July 21, 2017

Peru reconstructs face of pre-Columbian ruler

Peruvian authorities have revealed the reconstructed face of the Lord of Sipan, a pre-Columbian ruler whose remains were discovered in 1987 and hailed as one of the country’s most stunning archaeological finds.A full body representation of the ancient …

July 21, 2017

UN blames Saudi-led coalition for deadly Yemen strike

The United Nations on Friday blamed a Saudi-led coalition for a deadly air strike on civilians in Yemen this week, saying there were no military targets in the area hit.The attack on Tuesday in the Mawza district of the southwestern province of Taez ki…

July 21, 2017

Ryanair sets deadline for Brexit air travel deal

Ryanair will slash flights between Britain and the EU if London and Brussels fail to agree on terms for post-Brexit air travel by September next year, a senior executive said Friday.If there is no “clarity” on the issue by September 2018, the Irish no-…

July 21, 2017

France’s far-right takes stock of vote failure

France’s far-right National Front (FN) began meeting Friday for a soul-searching exercise after leader Marine Le Pen was routed in May’s presidential election.The two days of discussions at FN headquarters outside Paris are the start of a process that …

July 21, 2017

Eight killed in rare Mexico City gun battle

Marines killed eight alleged drug traffickers in a rare Mexico City gun battle on Thursday – and presumed gang members retaliated by burning vehicles in unprecedented unrest in the country’s safest city.The troops killed the suspects, including an all…

July 21, 2017

Audi voluntarily recalls up to 850,000 diesel vehicles

German luxury carmaker Audi, a Volkswagen subsidiary, issued a voluntary recall of up to 850,000 diesel vehicles Friday, saying it would help reduce engine emissions.”Audi aims to maintain the future viability of diesel engines for its customers and to…

July 21, 2017

Israeli police clash with Palestinian protesters (WATCH LIVE)

Clashes between Palestinians and Israeli police have erupted in the West Bank. It is the latest in a series of unrest prompted by Israel’s decision to place metal detectors at the Temple Mount, a site which is holy to both Jews and Muslim…

July 21, 2017

Despairing young Italians seek greener pastures abroad

“Italy gets worse every time you look at it and offers less and less to young people,” says Antonio Davide D’Elia, just one of thousands of young Italians who have decided to try their luck abroad.With the country struggling to kick an economic slump, …

July 21, 2017

Dali’s trademark moustache intact at ’10 past 10′ position

Surrealist master Salvador Dali’s trademark moustache is in perfect shape in its “ten past ten” position, the foundation that runs his estate said Friday, a day after his remains were exhumed to settle a paternity claim.

Narcis Bardalet, who was responsible for embalming Dalí’s body 28 years ago was at his grave the moment he was exhumed on Thursday night for DNA tests.

“It was a moving moment for him and for us,” Lluis Penuelas Reixach, the secretary general of the Salvador Dali Foundation, told a press conference.

The arduous task of exhumation involved removing a slab weighing more than a tonne that covered his tomb at the Dali Theatre-Museum in Figueras in northeastern Spain where the eccentric was born.

“When I took off the silk handkerchief, I was very emotional. I was eager to see him and I was absolutely stunned. It was like a miracle … his moustache appeared at 10 past 10 exactly and his hair was intact,” Bardalet told Catalan radio station RAC1 on Friday morning.

Penuelas said DNA samples were taken from “his skin, nail and two long bones.”

A Madrid court last month granted Pilar Abel a DNA test to determine whether she is Dali’s child, as she claims.

Abel, a 61-year-old who long worked as a psychic in Catalonia, says her mother had a relationship with the artist when she worked in Cadaques, a picturesque Spanish port where the painter lived for years.

If Abel is confirmed as Dali’s only child, she could be entitled to 25 percent of the huge fortune and heritage of one of the most celebrated and prolific painters of the 20th century, according to her lawyer Enrique Blanquez.

Dali’s estate, which includes properties and hundreds of paintings, is entirely in the hands of the Spanish state.

The Salvador Dali Foundation says it was worth nearly 400 million euros ($460 million) at the end of 2016.

Abel has already provided a saliva sample for comparison and the results are expected within a matter of weeks.

July 21, 2017

UK could accept EU immigration in Brexit transition: reports

The British government could agree to free movement of people during a Brexit transition period, newspapers reported on Friday in what would be a major reversal of current plans.The transition period could last between two and four years after Britain …

July 21, 2017