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  • Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

    Einstein 'puzzle' solved as missing page emerges in new trove

    An Albert Einstein "puzzle" has been solved thanks to a missing manuscript page emerging in a trove of his writings newly acquired by Jerusalem's Hebrew University, officials announced Wednesday. The handwritten page, part of an appendix to a 1930...

  • EU vetoes plan to add Saudi Arabia to money-laundering list

    EU vetoes plan to add Saudi Arabia to money-laundering list

    Envoys from the 28 EU member states on Wednesday unanimously rejected a proposal by the European Commission to add Saudi Arabia and other nations to the bloc's money-laundering blacklist, European sources said. The ill-fated plan, drawn up by the...

  • India rape victim kills attacker despite being set on fire

    India rape victim kills attacker despite being set on fire

    An Indian woman who was raped and set on fire killed her attacker by dragging him into the flames, police said Wednesday. The woman survived with burns to her face and hands while the man died in hospital from his injuries. The widow, 35, told...

  • Trump's allies pressured his former school to hide his grades

    Trump's allies pressured his former school to hide his grades

    A military academy that Donald Trump attended as a teenager concealed his academic records in 2011 in response to pressure from Trump allies, The Washington Post reported Tuesday. The New York Military Academy came under such pressure after Trump...

  • Ditching sharp suits for a workman's disguise, Ghosn leaves jail

    Ditching sharp suits for a workman's disguise, Ghosn leaves jail

    The cameras had been massed outside a Tokyo detention centre for hours waiting for the shot, but when ex-Nissan chief Carlos Ghosn finally emerged, he was in disguise and almost unrecognisable. The first hint that something was afoot came when a...

  • N. Korea 'rebuilding' satellite launch site, but can't feed its people

    N. Korea 'rebuilding' satellite launch site, but can't feed its people

    Activity has been detected at a North Korean long-range rocket site, suggesting Pyongyang may be pursuing the "rapid rebuilding" of the facility after the collapse of the Hanoi summit, according to analysis of satellite imagery. Another research...

  • 16 confirmed dead in Indonesia mine collapse

    16 confirmed dead in Indonesia mine collapse

    The death toll from last week's collapsed gold mine in northern Indonesia has risen to 16, as hopes to find survivors fade, an official said Wednesday. Eighteen people have been pulled alive but injured from the illegal mine on Sulawesi island,...

  • Three 'explosive devices' found in London

    Three 'explosive devices' found in London

    British counter terrorism officers are investigating three "small improvised explosive devices" believed capable of starting small fires that were found in separate locations in London on Tuesday. The suspicious packages containing padded...

  • European EPP leader sets ultimatum for Orban

    European EPP leader sets ultimatum for Orban

    Manfred Weber of the centre-right European People's Party set an ultimatum Tuesday for Hungary's populist Prime Minister Viktor Orban and his Fidesz party to avert exclusion from the group. After months of rising tensions, Weber, the EPP's leading...

  • Third night of anti-police violence in France's Grenoble

    Third night of anti-police violence in France's Grenoble

    Rioters in the French city of Grenoble set fire to 65 cars and targetedsecurity forces with fireworks and Molotov cocktails, officials said Tuesday, after a third night of violence sparked by the death of two teenagers during a police...

  • Italy PM says Rome to decide this week on fast train to France

    Italy PM says Rome to decide this week on fast train to France

    Italy's Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte said Tuesday that he expects his government to decide by the end of the week on whether to pursue work on a disputed high-speed rail line between Turin and Lyon. "As far as the TAV (high-speed line) goes, we...

  • US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

    US to end preferential trade status for India, Turkey

    Washington will scrap the preferential trade status of India and Turkey, the US trade chief's office said, as President Donald Trump ramps up his battle against what his administration views as unfair foreign trade practices. Trump has made an...

  • Hillary Clinton rules out another presidential run

    Hillary Clinton rules out another presidential run

    Hillary Clinton has for the first time ruled out running for president in 2020. "I'm not running, but I'm going to keep on working and speaking and standing up for what I believe," Clinton said Monday in an interview with News 12, a local TV...

  • Pirates attack Malta-registered tanker, kidnap three crew members

    Pirates attack Malta-registered tanker, kidnap three crew members

    Pirates off Africa’s western coast attacked a Malta-registered tanker and kidnapped three of its crew members, Romanian media have reported. The Histria Ivory, which is manned by a Romanian crew, is believed to have come under attack on Sunday...

  • Soldiers vs bears: in Arctic Russia, a new kind of conflict

    Soldiers vs bears: in Arctic Russia, a new kind of conflict

    Last month's visit by roaming polar bears that put a Russian village on lockdown may be just the beginning. For as Moscow steps up its activity in the warming Arctic, conflict with the rare species is likely to increase. More than 50 bears...

  • Forest fires sweep northern Spain

    Forest fires sweep northern Spain

    Dozens of wildfires raged across northern Spain Monday, fuelled by strong, dry winds and warm temperatures, local officials said, unusual in a region that is normally rainy, especially in winter. Some 300 firefighters and soldiers backed by nine...

  • Vatican to open secret archives of WWII pope in 2020

    Vatican to open secret archives of WWII pope in 2020

    Pope Francis announced Monday that the Vatican will open the secret archives of the wartime pontiff Pius XII in March next year, which could shed light on why the Catholic Church failed to intervene more against the Holocaust. Researchers have...

  • Israel hits Hamas sites over balloons carrying 'explosive device'

    Israel hits Hamas sites over balloons carrying 'explosive device'

    Israeli attack helicopters on Monday struck Hamas military positions in Gaza, officials said, after the country's army reported a balloon-borne "explosive device" from the Palestinian enclave targeted its territory. Monday's raid, which resulted...

  • Italy's Democratic Party leans left under new leader Zingaretti

    Italy's Democratic Party leans left under new leader Zingaretti

    Supporters of Italy's fractured centre-left opposition Democratic Party (PD) on Sunday elected Nicola Zingaretti as new leader, an ex-communist son of a bank manager who will now take on the ruling populist coalition led by the far-right Lega. The...

  • EU's Barnier to meet UK Brexit negotiators on Tuesday

    EU's Barnier to meet UK Brexit negotiators on Tuesday

    The EU's chief Brexit negotiator Michel Barnier will meet Britain's negotiating team on Tuesday, an EU spokesman said, as both sides seek a breakthrough in the thorny Irish border issue. Barnier "will meet tomorrow afternoon" with the UK attorney...