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France's Macron announces national day marking Armenian genocide

French President Emmanuel Macron on Tuesday said France would make April 24 a "national day of commemoration of the Armenian genocide".

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Forty years on, the promises of Iran’s Islamic Revolution have largely been 'broken'

On February 11, 1979, Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomenei came to power in Iran, installing a theocratic regime in place of the Shah’s US-backed authoritarian monarchy. Forty years on, has this Revolution ach...

Egyptian politicians pave way for Sisi to stay in power until 2034

An Egyptian parliamentary committee on Tuesday approved proposed constitutional amendments which would allow President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi to stay in power until 2034 and boost his control of the jud...

Venezuelan military blocking aid from Colombia, says opposition

Venezuelan military officers blocked a bridge on the border with Colombia ahead of an anticipated humanitarian aid shipment Tuesday, as opposition leader Juan Guaido stepped up his challenge to Presid...

Amnesty International has toxic working culture, report finds

Review describes bullying, public humiliation, discrimination and abuses of power at human rights group

The Syrian-Armenian 'refugee' jewellers of Yerevan

More than 20,000 Syrians of Armenian heritage travelled to Yerevan as war unravelled, among them many jewellers.

Labour won't tolerate foreign 'socialist' government abuses – Thornberry

Shadow foreign secretary will make clear rebuke to record of Venezuela’s Nicolás Maduro

Why turbulent Greek-Turkish ties are likely to worsen

Greece PM Tsipras' visit to Ankara receives criticism at home amid worsening of ties between the two countries.

Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.


Beyond the HeadlinesImportant stories from below the fold.

Ivory Coast ex-president Gbagbo 'released under conditions in Belgium'

Former Ivory Coast president Laurent Gbagbo has been released on bail to Belgium following his acquittal by the International Criminal Court in The Hague on charges of crimes against humanity, the cou...

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John Humphrys 'assuming' he will leave Today programme this year

Veteran broadcaster has spent 32 years as a host on BBC Radio 4’s Today programme

Germany reveals plan to stop foreign takeovers

Economy Minister Peter Altmaier had already been forced to defend his "National Industrial Strategy 2030" even before officially unveiling the details. Critics have accused him of heavy-handed state i...

Judges examine complaints from inmates at a troubled Brooklyn jail

After legal visits were temporarily cancelled, a court came to the defence of inmates’ constitutional rights

Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.


Science and TechnologyBehind the scenes of our daily lives.

Programmer finds ridiculous ATM loophole that let him withdraw $1 million in cash

It sounds like something straight out of a movie: an unsatisfied bank programmer discovers the perfect scheme for making an ATM spit out free money. But apparently, this story is true: 43-year-old Qi...

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With experimental “Never slow mode,” Chrome tries to stop Web devs making it slow

There's just one small downside: it breaks the Web.

EA turns in bummer fiscal report: “We’re disappointed in our underperformance”

New games announced; after-hours EA stock trading suggests a severe drop.

Deadly vape explosion highlights safety gaps

An exploding vape killed a 24-year-old man named William Brown in Texas last week, CBS DFW reports — highlighting the ongoing lack of safety standards for electronic cigarettes. Shattered fragments f...

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Why is Donald Trump meeting Kim Jong Un in Vietnam?

In his State of the Union address, the US president announced he would meet the North Korean leader in Vietnam in February, and there are some important arguments in favor of choosing the communist co...

The rise of the female imam in France?

Kahina Bahloul has set her sights on becoming France’s first female imam, as she moves forward with plans to construct an "inclusive" mosque in Paris.

Fed up with flight delays in Asia? Blame the airports

Growth in the number of airports in Southeast Asia has failed to keep up with a surge in demand by passengers.

Will Mindanao referendum bring peace to Philippines' restive region?

Last month, nearly three-quarters of people in Mindanao voted in favor of more autonomy to end decades of unrest there. More areas are now preparing to vote to decide whether they want to join the new...

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

SportsHeadlines from international leagues and competitions.

FA Cup: Goalkeeper's wife has twin girls and rise of the supermarket shelf-stacker

A Goalkeeper's wife has twin girls and the rise of a former supermarket shelf-stacker sum up a remarkable night for Newport in the FA Cup.

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Lowry taking trade talk in stride: 'It's a business'

While he has no desire to be traded, All-Star guard Kyle Lowry told ESPN he wouldn't hold it against the Raptors for doing "whatever the organization thinks is best for them."

Sources: MLB, union talk major rule changes

MLB and the MLB Players Association are discussing potentially drastic rule changes, sources told ESPN. A three-batter minimum for pitchers, a universal DH and a 20-second pitch clock are among the it...

Westbrook's 7th straight triple-double ties MJ

Russell Westbrook had 16 points, 15 rebounds and 16 assists against the Magic on Tuesday. It was Westbrook's seventh consecutive triple-double, matching the longest streak of his career and tying Mich...

EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.


EntertainmentNews from the world of music, TV and cinema.

Jennifer Lawrence Is Engaged: Read Her Candid Quotes on Marriage, Love and Babies

Jennifer Lawrence has found the man she wants to spend the rest of her life with. E! News can confirm the 28-year-old actress is engaged to boyfriend Cooke Maroney, after over six months...

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You Without Joe's Narration Is the Most Awkward

Like a multicam sitcom with no laugh track, Netflix's You gets real awkward when you take away the narration. The show's most distinguishing feature is the voiceover by leading...

Lady Gaga to Perform at 2019 Grammys

Get the tissues out now because E! News can confirm that Lady Gaga will perform at the 2019 Grammys on Sunday. The 6-time Grammy winner was nominated for five awards this year, including...

The Flash recap: Barry and Ralph go undercover as criminals

In almost every season on The Flash, there comes a point where Barry has to figure out how far he’s…

BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.


BusinessMoving finance and global economics today.

Cramer: You can make a ton of money over the long term with these 'prestige' stocks

Jim Cramer says investors can weather the storm of uncertainty this year with "prestige" stocks like Ralph Lauren, Estee Lauder, and Apple.

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Cramer: Charts suggest investors 'can afford to be cautiously optimistic'

Jim Cramer calls on technician Rob Moreno to predict what could be next for stocks in 2019.

Cramer's lightning round: I'm finally making the buy call on Alibaba

Jim Cramer runs through his reaction to callers' questions about their stock picks.

Disney earnings show why 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' should have been released in December

If Disney's first-quarter earnings are any indication, the media company could benefit from the Force in December. "Solo: A Star Wars Story" found itself with a May release and that was...