Ex-Philippine leader and democracy hero Fidel Ramos on Friday slammed President Rodrigo Duterte's threats to impose martial law, warning against inevitable abuses under military rule. Duterte declared martial law for the southern region of Mindanao on Tuesday to combat what he saRead More »
Eurozone stock markets sank Friday as the euro strengthened but London rose on a weak pound after news of a surprise opinion poll two weeks before Britain's general election. In late morning deals, Frankfurt slid 0.4 percent and Paris shed 0.7 percent, while London advanced 0.1 percent having hit
Defending champion Novak Djokovic and nine-time winner Rafael Nadal were drawn to face each other in a blockbuster French Open semi-final on Friday. Nadal is chasing a 10th title at Roland Garros while second seed Djokovic, working with new coach Andre Agassi, is looking to defend the only major he
US President Donald Trump promised Friday that North Korea "will be solved", as G7 powers opened a summit that will confront a series of missile tests by the nuclear-armed nation. Trump's tough talk came in a meeting with Prime Minister Shinzo Abe of Japan, which along with South Korea
The Latest on the G-7 summit in Taormina, Sicily (all times local): 12:55 p.m. Environmental activists have staged protests on a beach and at sea near the Sicilian hilltop town of Taormina, where leaders ...
Being accused of witchcraft is no laughing matter in Africa -- but movie director Rungano Nyoni decided a dose of humour was just what was needed to tackle a problem rampant in parts of the continent. Set in Zambia, the sharp satire "I Am Not A Witch" has premiered to strong reviews at the
Britain's government came under criticism for police budget cuts as campaigning resumes on Friday and police scramble to bust a Libya-linked jihadist network thought to be behind the Manchester terror attack. Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn said it was the "responsibility" of governments to
Football star Cristiano Ronaldo has postponed a schedule appearance in London on Saturday following the Manchester terror attack. Real Madrid forward Ronaldo, once a Manchester United player, had been due to promote SIXPAD training gear at a press conference at the InterContinental Hotel on Saturday
Gunmen attacked a bus carrying Egyptian Christians south of the capital on Friday, killing at least 24 people, state media and the health ministry said. "There are 24 dead," health ministry spokesman Khaled Megahed told state television, adding that 27 people were wounded in the shooting in
The UN on Friday urged all nations bombing jihadist targets in Syria to better distinguish between civilian and military targets, following reports that US-led coalition strikes killed dozens of non-combatants. Air raids on Islamic State group targets in Syria have left hundreds of civilians dead since
At least 15 Afghan soldiers were killed when Taliban fighters attacked their army base in the southern province of Kandahar, the defence ministry said Friday, in the second such assault this week. The attack in Shah Wali Kot district late Thursday came just three days after 10 Afghan soldiers were killed
Russia on Friday accused NATO of increasing the threat of conflict, insisting attempts by the US-led alliance to curb Moscow have left ties at their lowest ebb since the USSR collapsed. "At present NATO-Russian relations are at their worst since the end of the Cold War," the foreign ministry
Violent protests broke out Friday in Bangladesh over the removal of a controversial justice statue deemed "un-Islamic" by religious hardliners from outside the Supreme Court, a move its creator said marked a victory for Islamists. Police fired tear gas and water cannons to try to disperse
European Union president Donald Tusk called Friday on G7 leaders to maintain sanctions on Russia over the conflict in Ukraine, but the White House said it did not yet "have a position" on the issue. The EU and United States under then president Barack Obama imposed sanctions on Moscow over
The Nanjing, China-based company said it had a loss of 33 cents per share. Losses, adjusted for amortization costs and non-recurring costs, were 26 cents per share. The online travel company posted revenue ...
With moss-covered seats and an explosion of lush plants and flowers throughout its interior the "forest bus" offers a fragrant leafy ride for passengers used to crammed public transport in Taiwan's capital. The ordinary single-deck city bus has been converted into a travelling green house
The typical big-company CEO raked in $11.5 million last year in salary, stock and other compensation, according to a study by executive data firm Equilar for The Associated Press. That's an 8.5 percent ...
Germany's Maximilian Kieffer and England’s Oliver Fisher leapt to the top of the European PGA Championship leaderboard as the second round got under way at Wentworth on Friday. Kieffer, ranked 288th in the world, had a golden start to his back nine making three birdies and an eagle in four holes
A Tunisian court held its first public hearing on Friday in the trial of 33 people in connection with a 2015 jihadist beach massacre that killed dozens of foreign tourists. A student armed with a Kalashnikov assault rifle and grenades went on a rampage in the Port el-Kantaoui resort near Sousse killing
The seemingly insatiable global demand for smart phones and other high-tech products gave Taiwan's economy a welcome boost in the January to March period, official data showed Friday. The island is home to several key suppliers for Apple's iPhone and is optimistic growth will continue as the
A galaxy of stars including Leonardo DiCaprio, Dustin Hoffman, Nicole Kidman and Will Smith turned out for an AIDS benefit that is the social highlight of the Cannes film festival. The annual amfAR Foundation for AIDs Research gala dinner late Thursday at the luxury Eden Roc hotel just along the French
On a per-share basis, the Columbus, Ohio-based company said it had net income of $1.15. The results topped Wall Street expectations. The average estimate of nine analysts surveyed by Zacks Investment Research ...
President Emmanuel Macron on Friday vowed France's total support for Britain's fight against terrorism after the Manchester attack as he met Prime Minister Theresa May at the G7 summit. "We will be here to cooperate and do everything we can in order to increase this cooperation at the European
Hot-shot striker Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang bids to lift his first title with Borussia Dortmund on Saturday amidst growing speculation the German Cup final will be his last appearance for the club. Dortmund face Eintracht Frankfurt at Berlin's Olympic Stadium at 2000 local time (1800 GMT) with Borussia
Indonesian authorities have arrested three men in connection with a twin suicide bombing at a Jakarta bus terminal that killed three police officers, an official said Friday, as the Islamic State (IS) group claimed the attack. The elite anti-terror squad working with regular police Thursday detained