‘Apes’ swings to top of US box office

"War for the Planet of the Apes" won this weekend's battle of the box office in North America, riding on strong reviews and ever more natural-looking apes to take $56.3 million.The Fox/Chemin Entertainment production managed to outdraw "Spider-Man: Hom...

US to push for lower trade gap in NAFTA talks

The United States on Monday said it would work to shrink trade deficits with Canada and Mexico in talks to renegotiate the landmark 1994 North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).The Trump administration has focused on boosting domestic manufacturing...

Celtics ink Pierce to one day NBA contract

American forward Paul Pierce signed a one-day contract with the Boston Celtics on Monday in a move that allows him to retire as a member of the NBA franchise.The 39-year-old Pierce spent the first 15 years of his career with Boston, helping the club to...

Biden to open up in memoir on loss of son

Former US vice president Joe Biden is to release a memoir in November revealing how he coped with the devastating loss of his son to cancer, his publisher said Monday.The book will be titled "Promise Me, Dad: A Year of Hope, Hardship, and Purpose" and ...

Coldplay salutes US immigrants in new video

Coldplay hailed the contributions of immigrants to the United States as the English rockers released a video for a new song, "Miracles (Someone Special)."Without any explicit reference to President Donald Trump and his crackdown on immigration, Coldpla...

Two Iranians charged in US over hacking defense materials

Two Iranians were indicted Monday in the United States with hacking a defense contractor and stealing sensitive software used to design bullets and warheads, according to the Justice Department.According to the newly unsealed indictment businessman Moh...

Gold for China’s Chen, Yang in men’s 10m synchro

Chinese duo Chen Aisen and Yang Hao cruised to gold in the men's synchronised 10m platform at the world aquatics championships in Budapest on Monday.The duo scored perfect 10s in the six-dive final, earning 498.48 points, well ahead of Russian pair Ale...

Netflix shares jump as subscriptions top 100 million

Netflix on Monday reported that the number of subscribers climbed more than expected, topping 100 million worldwide and sending shares in the leading on-demand television service soaring.Netflix shares leapt more than eight percent to $175.90 in after-...

Malala meets her Chibok ‘heroes’ in Nigeria

Nobel peace laureate Malala Yousafzai on Monday called for a "state of emergency for education" in Nigeria, as she visited the country and met some of the Chibok schoolgirls whose cause she championed.The 20-year-old global education campaigner made th...

Promising immunotherapy helps adults with leukemia

A cancer treatment that genetically alters immune cells has shown success in 71 percent of adults with the most common form of leukemia, and for whom other medicines had failed, US researchers said Monday.The treatment, known as experimental chimeric a...

US arrests British traders over forex manipulation

Three British former foreign exchange traders for major banks have surrendered to US authorities to face criminal charges of market manipulation, the Justice Department announced Monday.The men were traders for affiliates of JP Morgan Chase, Barclays, ...

Barcelona announce record $800m revenue

Barcelona announced Monday record income of 708 million euros ($812.8m) for 2016/2017 with an after-tax profit of 18m euros.The Spanish giants said the healthy revenue was up 13m on the forecast figure in their budget for the period.A statement followi...

Japan pledges $1 bn to back UN development goals

Japan on Monday pledged $1 billion over the next two years to back the UN's development agenda, raising its profile as one of the world's largest foreign aid donors.Foreign Minister Fumio Kishida told a meeting at the United Nations that the funding wi...