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Trump's North Korea talk 'counterproductive': analysts

With his threats to "totally destroy" North Korea, Donald Trump is playing into Pyongyang's hands by offering justification for a nuclear weapons programme it insists is for self-defence, analysts say. The US leader used his maiden speech...Show More Summary

Burned-out French chef gives back Michelin stars

A chef in southern France with three Michelin stars says he wants to be stripped of the distinction because of the "huge pressure" to dish up flawless fare each day. Sebastien Bras's Le Suquet restaurant in the village of Laguiole joined the elite club of French three-star restaurants, which currently number 27, in 1999. Show More Summary

'Seismic' street-art icon Basquiat gets major UK show

The explosive works of Jean-Michel Basquiat, a trailblazer of the New York art scene of the 1970s and 80s, are to be shown in London starting this week in his first major British exhibition. The former graffiti artist, who died in 1988...Show More Summary

Toshiba says sells chip unit to Bain Capital for around $18 bn

Toshiba said Wednesday it would sell its memory chip business to a group led by US investor Bain Capital, in a deal worth around $18 billion and seen as crucial to keeping the Japanese conglomerate afloat. The sale to the consortiumShow More Summary

12 dead, 92 missing as floods hit eastern DR Congo

At least 12 people died and 92 were missing after heavy rains caused flooding in two villages in eastern Democratic Republic of Congo, an official said Wednesday. "The provisional toll after torrential rain hit the villages of Bihambwe...Show More Summary

51 countries to sign UN treaty outlawing nuclear weapons

With the North Korean nuclear crisis looming large, 51 countries on Wednesday were to sign a new treaty outlawing nuclear weapons that has been fiercely opposed by the United States and other nuclear powers. The treaty on the prohibition...Show More Summary

May hopes to end cabinet disquiet with Brexit speech

British Prime Minister Theresa May will make an eagerly anticipated Brexit speech in Florence on Friday, seeking to unlock stalled negotiations with Brussels as well as quell divisions in her own cabinet. Six months after beginning the...Show More Summary

China jabs back at Trump's barb over South China Sea

Beijing hit back Wednesday at US President Donald Trump's veiled criticism of its territorial claims in the disputed South China Sea, countering that the United States was a greater threat to sovereignty. In his speech to the UN General...Show More Summary

France may ban wolf whistling as part of measures to tackle sexual harassment

'It is a cultural struggle to bring down the tacit consensus of acceptance of violence'

Suffering grips Yemen three years after rebel takeover

Three years after Iran-backed rebels swept into Sanaa, a semblance of normality has returned to the Yemeni capital. But across the war-wracked country a humanitarian disaster is unfolding. The only Arab capital controlled by an armed...Show More Summary

Croatia school removes Melania Trump English ads

Billboards featuring a glamourous image of US First Lady Melania Trump and the caption: "Just imagine how far you can go with a little bit of English" were supposed to attract students to a language school in Croatia. But the five roadside...Show More Summary

Trump and Merkel: global partners, worlds apart

The first time Donald Trump met Angela Merkel, pictures of their awkward non-handshake in the Oval Office went around the world -- and the months that followed did little to break the ice. But if the 63-year-old chancellor sails herShow More Summary

West Africa steps up battle against pirates and poachers

Armed and stony-faced, six black-clothed members of Senegal's marine special forces board the Chinese fishing boat, alerted by radio that it may be operating illegally. Identity papers are demanded and the cargo is inspected: one ofShow More Summary

French Socialists to sell HQ after election debacles

Once a sign of the might of the French Socialists, the party's grand headquarters in central Paris have been put up for sale following the electoral drubbing suffered by the leftwingers this year. The party has been based on the RueShow More Summary

Iran in UN spotlight as Trump threatens nuclear deal

Tehran will defend itself on the world stage on Wednesday with President Donald Trump threatening to trigger a new international crisis by pulling out of the Iran nuclear accord. Iran's President Hassan Rouhani is to address the United...Show More Summary

IS-aligned militant jailed over plot to bomb Indonesian presidential palace

An Indonesian militant was jailed for 11 years on Wednesday for orchestrating a plot inspired by the Islamic State group to stage a suicide bomb attack on the presidential palace. Muhammad Nur Solikin, 27, and his wife Dian Yuli Novi...Show More Summary

A century on, royal family's letters return to Russia

From telegrams about hunting parties to anguished letters over the Bolshevik takeover, a trove of documents detailing the private lives of Russia's Romanov family has returned home 100 years after the 1917 revolution. The archive, containing...Show More Summary

Two more arrests in Wales over London Underground bombing: police

Two men were arrested on Wednesday over last week's London Underground terror attack in which 30 people were injured, bringing the total number of people in custody to five, police said. The men, aged 48 and 30, were arrested under anti-terrorism...Show More Summary

Wildlife pays the price of Kenya's illegal grazing

"It's devastating. I've been following them every day of my life for the last year," said Dedan Ngatia, a wild dog researcher in Kenya's central Laikipia region. "They're all dead." Months of invasions by sometimes armed semi-nomadic...Show More Summary

Dying days: ailing photographer documents fellow patients

Looking frail in a wheelchair and breathing with the aid of an oxygen tank, photographer Alan Lee grasps the camera that he used to take pictures of his fellow patients at a Singapore hospice. The 69-year-old former photojournalist suffers...Show More Summary

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