In a first, Irish parliament passes legislation to legalise abortion

The Irish parliament on Thursday passed legislation allowing abortions for the first time, following a landmark referendum earlier this year, a move hailed by Prime Minister Leo Varadkar as a "historic moment".

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Oil producers to review cuts impact in April: UAE

Oil producers who agreed last week to trim production to boost prices will meet in April to review the impact and sign a long-term pact, the UAE minister said Wednesday.

Commodities News

Stan Lee, Avicii, FIFA World Cup 2018 top Google Search topics this year: Here’s what people searched the most

The World Cup topped a list of this year's hottest Google search topics that turned quickly to lost stars such as Avicii, Mac Miller and Stan Lee.

Industry News

Beijing detains Canadian diplomat as tensions soar over Huawei executive arrest

A top Huawei executive facing US accusations of Iran sanctions violations was granted bail in Canada on Tuesday, hours after a former Canadian diplomat was said to have been detained in China.

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Russian spacewalkers take sample of mystery hole at space station

Using knives and shears, a pair of Russian spacewalkers Tuesday cut samples of material around a mysterious hole in a Soyuz spacecraft docked on the International Space Station that a Moscow official suggested could have been

Lifestyle News

iPhone ban in China: Apple Stores defy court order to continue selling iPhone

Apple stores in China continued with business as usual Tuesday despite a court-ordered ban on iPhone sales, but the US tech giant faces a growing nationalist backlash over the US-sought arrest of a Huawei executive.

Industry News

China warns against ‘bullying’ of its citizens

China's foreign minister warned Tuesday against the "bullying" of any Chinese citizen, amid a diplomatic fracas over the arrest of a Huawei executive on a US warrant in Canada.

World News

British PM Theresa May heads to Europe in bid to save Brexit deal under fire

British Prime Minister Theresa May will visit Germany's Angela Merkel Tuesday as she works to salvage her Brexit deal, the day after delaying a parliamentary vote on it to avoid a crushing defeat.

World News

Donald Trump claims hush payments during 2016 campaign were legal

But he went on to say the payments were financed with his own money -- to which Cohen had access -- and that while he had no knowledge of them at the time, he had since been fully transparent. 

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Niger shuts Airtel telecom offices over unpaid taxes

Niger on Saturday ordered the closure of the offices of the country's biggest telecoms operator Airtel, a subsidiary of India's Bharti Airtel group, for unpaid taxes of USD 107 million.

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Whopping 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet – Check this UN report

Some 3.9 billion people are now using the Internet, meaning that for the first time more than half of the global population is online, the United Nations said Friday.

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Nissan to recall 150,000 cars for lapse in Inspection during production

It confirmed that improper tests were carried out on brakes, speedometers and other systems before shipment at its domestic assembly plant.

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Huawei CFO arrested: Meng Wanzhou’s arrest a ‘despicable rogue’ action, says Chinese media

Huawei CFO arrested: Chinese state-run media on Friday condemned the arrest in Canada of a top executive of telecoms giant Huawei on a US extradition request as a "despicable rogue's approach" to contain Chinese high-tech amb

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France to introduce digital tax if no European deal

France will forge ahead with its own tax on digital giants in 2019 if the EU fails to agree on how to get the likes of Google and Facebook to pay more tax in Europe, Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said Thursday.

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US-China trade war: Beijing to ‘immediately’ implement Washington tariff truce measures

China said Thursday it would "immediately" implement measures agreed under a trade war truce with the United States -- and was confident it could reach a deal within 90 days.

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Huawei CFO detention: China urges Canada, US to ‘clarify’ reason for Meng Wanzhou’s arrest

China on Thursday urged Canada and the United States to "clarify" the reason a senior Huawei executive had been detained in Vancouver.

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WTO chief warns of economic danger of trade war

The Trump administration has aggressively imposed punitive tariffs on trading partners, especially on China, with the goal of reducing the US trade deficit, Azevedo said that "we have to get away from the idea that trade is a

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Tsunami warning for New Caledonia after 7.5 magnitude earthquake

A shallow and powerful 7.5-magnitude earthquake struck off the Pacific islands of New Caledonia Wednesday, US seismologists said, triggering a tsunami warning for the area.

World News

France suspends fuel tax after violent protests; also vows to cut spending

Finance Minister Bruno Le Maire said on Tuesday that France would stick to its EU commitments to slash public spending, despite a decision to suspend a fuel tax to quell fierce protests.

World News

Asian markets slip as China-US trade deal joy subsides

Asian markets mostly dropped Tuesday as the previous day's euphoria over the China-US trade ceasefire gave way to questions about whether the two can ultimately resolve their differences.

Markets News

China agrees to ‘reduce and remove’ tariffs on US cars, says Donald Trump

China has agreed to scale back tariffs on imported US cars, President Donald Trump said Sunday, one day after agreeing with Xi Jinping to a ceasefire in the trade war between the world's top two economies.

Economy News

How engineers are straightening the Leaning Tower of Pisa

"It's still straightening," said engineer Roberto Cela, gazing at the Leaning Tower of Pisa gleaming in the autumn sunshine of northern Italy.

World News

First manned space mission to International Space Station launches since Soyuz failure

The first manned space mission to the International Space Station since an unprecedented accident in October, which raised concerns about Moscow's Soviet-designed spacecraft, will launch on Monday.

Lifestyle News

World Bank promises $200 billion in 2021-25 climate cash

The World Bank on Monday unveiled USD 200 billion in climate action investment for 2021-25, adding this amounts to a doubling of its current five-year funding.

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Israel police recommend indicting PM Benjamin Netanyahu in third graft probe

Israeli police on Sunday recommended indicting Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife Sara for bribery and other offences, the third such recommendation against the premier in recent months. The attorney general will

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Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says Russia tried to ‘muck around’ US vote, again

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said Saturday that Russia tried to meddle in the US midterm elections last month -- just as it did in the 2016 vote that brought President Donald Trump to power.

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Air Force One to bring George HW Bush’s casket to Washington, announces US President Donald Trump

Donald Trump announced Saturday he would send his presidential aircraft to bring the casket of his late predecessor George H W Bush from Texas to Washington, where he will lie in state this week.

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