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Italian fashion designer Laura Biagiotti dies at 73

ROME (AP) -- Laura Biagiotti, an Italian fashion designer who conquered global markets with her soft, loose women's clothes and luxurious knits that won her the nickname "Queen of Cashmere,'' died Friday following a heart attack. She was 73.Biagiotti suffered the heart attack Wednesday eve...

Updated : 2017.05.26 20:54

Trump: North Korea 'will be solved'

TAORMINA (AFP) - 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.Trum...

Updated : 2017.05.26 20:09

China condemns US after warship sails near South China Sea reef

BEIJING -- China on Thursday accused the US of trespassing after an American warship sailed near a reef claimed by Beijing in the South China Sea, the first such operation by President Donald Trump's administration in the disputed waterway.The row comes during a period of warming relation...

Updated : 2017.05.25 21:23

[Graphic News] S, Koreans consume 377 cups of coffee a year: report

South Koreans drank a total of 377 cups of coffee per person on average last year, according to government data. Average coffee consumption, based on South Koreans aged over 20, has grown at an annual...

Updated : 2017.05.25 18:26

Philippine troops bomb Islamist militants in city

MARAWI, Philippines -- Philippine security forces bombed a southern city on Thursday as they battled Islamist militants who were holding hostages and reported to have murdered at least 11 civilians.An...

Updated : 2017.05.25 17:04

Manchester terror attack probe widens as US leaks grate

MANCHESTER, England -- Britain raced Thursday to track down a jihadist network suspected of orchestrating the Manchester concert attack, while a row escalated between London and Washington over leaked...

Updated : 2017.05.25 14:01

Messi tax fraud jail sentence upheld

MADRID -- Spain’s Supreme Court on Wednesday confirmed a 21-month jail sentence and $2.25 million fine imposed on Lionel Messi for tax fraud, months after the Barcelona soccer star lodged an appeal.T...

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:57

Taiwan's gay marriage ruling raises hopes across Asia

BEIJING - Taiwan's giant step towards allowing same-sex marriage has reverberated across Asia, but activists warn the fight for equality isn't over in a region where gay sex remains illegal in some co...

Updated : 2017.05.25 13:52

[Newsmaker] Troops deployed as Britain goes on top terror alert

Britain ordered soldiers to key sites Wednesday and raised the terror alert to maximum after the Manchester concert suicide bombing by a local man of Libyan origin who may have been radicalized in Syr...

Updated : 2017.05.24 18:37

James Bond star Roger Moore dead at 89

LONDON -- British actor Roger Moore, who played James Bond for more than two decades with a suave wit, died Tuesday aged 89, drawing tributes for his portrayal of the womanising super-spy, and for his...

Updated : 2017.05.24 11:23

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

TAIPEI, Taiwan -- Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalize gay marriage Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions. Activists are optimistic the ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 11:02

Salman Abedi: Student dropout turned suicide bomber

MANCHESTER, United Kingdom -- Salman Abedi, the suicide bomber who killed 22 people in an attack on a pop concert in Manchester, was a business student who dropped out of university.Born to a devoutly...

Updated : 2017.05.24 10:50

Chemical experts found sarin exposure in Syria attack: UN

A team from the international chemical weapons watchdog found exposure “to sarin or a sarin-like substance” in samples from an April 4 attack in northern Syria that killed over 90 people and now wan...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:53

Uber admits stiffing NYC drivers by millions of dollars

NEW YORK -- Uber on Tuesday admitted to underpaying its New York City drivers tens of millions of dollars for the past 2 1/2 years.“We are committed to paying every driver every penny they are owed ...

Updated : 2017.05.24 09:47

Manchester terror attack: What we know

At least 22 people, including children, died in a suicide bombing at a pop concert packed with teens in the British city of Manchester late Monday.Here is what we know so far about the terror attack, the deadliest in Britain since 2005.   What happened?Police said they were called at 10:...

Updated : 2017.05.23 21:55