Seven headless, mutilated bodies have been found in a taxi abandoned near the tourist resort of Manzanillo in western Mexico, apparent victims of the country's epidemic of drug violence, local officials said Sunday.
Trump says will begin renegotiating NAFTA pact soon with Mexico, Canada
U.S. President Donald Trump said on Sunday he plans talks soon with the leaders of Canada and Mexico to begin renegotiating the North American Free Trade Agreement.
Israel's Netanyahu to speak with Trump on Sunday, Iran on agenda
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said on Sunday he would later in the day hold his first conversation with Donald Trump since his inauguration as U.S. president.
Israeli leader delays West Bank annexation vote
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delayed a vote Sunday on an explosive proposal to annex one of the West Bank's largest settlements, apparently to coordinate...
PSP mobilizes for impartial vote law
The correct representation at the upcoming legislative election should guarantee the rights of all factions not just one group, a delegation from MP Walid Jumblatt's...
More tornadoes ahead as death toll reach 15 in southeast US
Deadly weather in the Southeast killed 15 people and injured dozens more, authorities said Sunday, as residents along the Georgia-Florida line braced for more intense,...
Germany arrests 'accomplice' of Austrian terror suspect
German police said Sunday they have arrested a man accused of having ties to a suspected Islamic extremist captured in Austria and thought to have been plotting an...
Germany must prepare for turbulent times under Trump:foreign minister
Germany must brace itself for turbulent times under U.S. President Donald Trump, Foreign Minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier said Sunday, adding that free trade and...
U.S. in "beginning stages" of talks to move U.S. embassy to Jerusalem: W. House
The White House said on Sunday that it is in the early stages of talks to fulfill President Donald Trump's pledge to move the U.S. embassy in Israel from Tel Aviv to...
Egypt extends participation in Yemen conflict
Egypt's National Defense Council Sunday extended the military's participation in a Saudi-led operation in Yemen, the presidency said in a statement.
Syria peace negotiator says cease-fire on Astana agenda: SANA
Syria's U.N. ambassador Bashar Jaafari, head of its delegation to peace talks in Astana, said on Sunday the main points on the agenda included strengthening cease-fire...
The correct representation at the upcoming legislative election should guarantee the rights of all factions not just one group, a delegation from MP Walid Jumblatt's parliamentary bloc said Saturday
Security forces foil attack in crowded Beirut street
Lebanon's security agencies Saturday managed to foil a suicide attack in a busy Beirut street, arresting the would-be suicide bomber, a security source told The Daily...
Army blows up RPG in north Lebanon
The Lebanese Army Saturday blew up a rocket propelled grenade in north Lebanon, state media reported.
South Lebanon police crack down on motorbike thieves
Police in south Lebanon arrested four individuals suspected of stealing motorbikes and selling them for parts, the Internal Security Forces said Saturday
Lebanon, U.S. seeking to eradicate terror threats: congresswoman
Lebanon and the United States are working towards mutual goals in combating "terror" threats, United States Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard said Saturday
Fouad Zmekhol, president of the Lebanese Businessmen Association, called upon companies in Lebanon to study expansion plans to other continents such as Africa and Asia.
Neighboring states selling bootleg Qura olive oil
Olive oil farmers are incapable of selling their produce due to the high competition from neighboring countries, said Karim Bou Karim, head of the union of Qura...
Power cuts rattle Libyan government
Crippling power and water outages are heaping pressure on Libya’s fragile United Nations-backed government in Tripoli, where the beleaguered prime minister held crisis...
Banks offer relief to Turkish retailer
Turkish technology retailer Bimeks is planning to cut costs and restructure most of its debt, after a botched military coup interfered with its ability to raise...
Oil producers check up on landmark deal
Oil producing countries were meeting Sunday in Vienna to review for the first time progress on implementing a landmark December deal to slash output that is aimed at...
Agrytech aims to nurture smarter agri-food sector
Lebanon’s startup field continues to receive great support from the country’s private and public sectors with the launch of Agrytech, a new initiative funded by...
Time to reimagine Lebanon’s economy
After years of political deadlock, Lebanon finally has a new government.
Consumer confidence jumps in Q4: report
Lebanese consumer sentiment in the last quarter of 2016 saw some improvement following the election of a president and formation of the Cabinet, a report said Wednesday.
Crippling power and water outages are heaping pressure on Libya’s fragile United Nations-backed government in Tripoli, where the beleaguered prime minister held crisis meetings with officials after canceling plans to address the World Economic Forum in Davos.
Kuwait’s stock rally may just be getting started
Kuwaiti stocks have started the year with a charge, performing better than any other market in the world in January.
Egypt considering stamp duty on stock deals
Egypt is considering temporarily reintroducing a stamp duty on stock market transactions after the tax was frozen in 2014, two Finance Ministry sources told Reuters...
Another OPEC cut possible in 2017: Falih
Saudi Arabia’s energy minister says there’s a chance of another production cut from OPEC countries this year.
Oil producing countries were meeting Sunday in Vienna to review for the first time progress on implementing a landmark December deal to slash output that is aimed at boosting prices.
Samsung probe finds faulty batteries caused fire
A Samsung probe into the exploding batteries that forced the electronics giant to scrap its Galaxy Note 7 smartphones has found irregularly sized batteries caused...
Deutsche Boerse-LSE merger may crush rivals
European Union regulators told Deutsche Boerse AG and London Stock Exchange Group PLC that their $12 billion deal to create the region’s dominant exchange operator...
China cuts reserve ratios for big banks: sources
China has allowed its five biggest banks to temporarily lower the amount of money that they must hold as reserves to relieve pressure on its financial system as demand...
U.S. stocks rise as Trump ascends
U.S. stocks remained higher, Treasurys fell and the dollar was little changed as Donald Trump addressed the nation for the first time as president.
The way Donald Trump meandered onto the terrace at the Capitol could have been a re-enactment of a gladiator entering an arena thousands of years ago, and if that wasn’t enough, his thumps-up gesture sums it all up.
Parliament Thursday passed a freedom of information law giving access into the state’s workings that could be a transformative step toward transparency.
Connectivity and the modern refugee
They were fresh off the boat, the group of refugees I met this time last year.
The anti-science seed treaty
In September, the United States ratified the International Treaty on Plant Genetic Resources for Food and Agriculture, known as the International Seed Treaty.
Keep the CIA on the path to ‘modernization’
CIA Director John Brennan’s biggest concern the past few years hasn’t been Russian hacking, or even the wars in the Middle East, but what he calls “modernization” of...
Legacy of no legacy
As Barack Obama prepares to move out of the White House tomorrow, his tenure has already been assessed and found wanting.
Justice has to be served
There is no doubt that the Turkish authorities must be commended for finding the man responsible for the Reina nightclub attack and taking him into custody alive.
It’s now or never
This week Parliament is slated for two legislative sessions to address a 47-item agenda full of pressing issues.
When tweets trump diplomacy, diplomacy loses
Diplomacy often witnesses unusual spats.
Secretary of State-designate Tillerson on Syria
When speaking about Syria, President Obama and his key aides have never denied the vital connection between the Assad regime’s collective punishment survival strategy –...
In defense of globalization
I was recently in beautiful Chile for a Futures Congress, and I had a chance to travel south to the very tip of Latin America.
CIA Director John Brennan’s biggest concern the past few years hasn’t been Russian hacking, or even the wars in the Middle East, but what he calls “modernization” of the agency.
Trump can’t easily undo climate change progress
If you’re worried about climate change, it’s scary to think that the incoming Trump administration could reverse gains made in recent years.
How Trump is helping China’s strategy
Donald Trump has perhaps attacked no country as consistently as he has China.
We need to root out the truth on Russia
“Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” mutters Marcellus as ghosts and mad spirits haunt Elsinore Castle in the first act of Shakespeare’s “Hamlet.
The briefing on Russia that Trump should get
I’m glad that Donald Trump finally got a briefing on the unanimous conclusion of America’s intelligence agencies that the Russian government was behind the hacking of...
Angry Nice striker Mario Balotelli accused Bastia fans of racially abusing him throughout Friday's 1-1 Ligue 1 draw in Corsica.
Hackers in Russia claim to shut down African Cup website
A group of Russian hackers claimed Saturday to have shut down the website of the African Cup of Nations soccer tournament in a protest at organizers holding it in...
Top seed Kerber stunned by Vandeweghe
World number one Angelique Kerber was knocked out of the Australian Open Sunday in a stunning upset by Coco Vandeweghe, just hours after men's top seed Andy Murray was...
Federer downs Nishikori to reach quarters
Swiss 17-time Grand Slam champion Roger Federer advanced to the quarter-finals of the Australian Open with a gruelling five-set victory over Japan's Kei Nishikori Sunday.
Popovich pops off at 'racist' Trump
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich took aim at Donald Trump Saturday, devoting nearly half of his pre-game news conference to describing his contempt for the...
Allegri rounds on critics of table-topping Juventus
Juventus coach Massimiliano Allegri, baffled by criticism of the league leaders, said that winning should never be considered routine and that a Serie A triumph should...
Sigurdsson strike stuns Liverpool
Gylfi Sigurdsson's decisive goal boosted Swansea's hopes of Premier League survival as they inflicted Liverpool's first home defeat for almost a year with a 3-2 triumph...
Injured Iniesta irreplaceable, says Enrique
Barcelona boss Luis Enrique believes there isn't another player in world football who can adequately replace what injured captain Andres Iniesta brings the Catalan giants
World number one Angelique Kerber was knocked out of the Australian Open Sunday in a stunning upset by Coco Vandeweghe, just hours after men's top seed Andy Murray was sent packing.
I'll be back, says thwarted Murray
World number one Andy Murray vowed to return as strong as ever after his bid for a maiden Australian Open title was brought to a stunning end by German Mischa Zverev on...
Venus talks down possible Serena final showdown
Venus Williams was not prepared to even countenance the suggestion she could potentially meet younger sister Serena in the Australian Open final after she advanced to...
Top seed Murray knocked out in Australian Open fourth round
Top seeded Briton Andy Murray was knocked out of the Australian Open in the fourth round on Sunday, losing 7-5 5-7 6-2 6-4 to German world number 50 Mischa Zverev on...
San Antonio Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich took aim at Donald Trump Saturday, devoting nearly half of his pre-game news conference to describing his contempt for the newly sworn-in American President.
Warriors top Rockets for 6th straight win
Having already delivered convincing statements earlier this week by drubbing the Cavaliers and Thunder, the Warriors were quick to send the message Friday that exacting...
Westbrook snubbed for Curry, Harden as All-Star starter
Oklahoma City's Russell Westbrook, averaging a triple double, was snubbed for a Western Conference starting spot in next month's NBA All-Star Game in voting announced...
Leonard, Murray power Spurs past Nuggets
All-star game starter Kawhi Leonard scored 34 points and rookie Dejounte Murray added a career-high 24 as the San Antonio Spurs defeated the Denver Nuggets 118-104...
Rampant Durant helps Warriors silence Thunder
Kevin Durant terrorized his former team for the second straight time Wednesday, pouring in a season-high 40 points in the Golden State Warriors' 121-100 victory over...
As soon as Dominik Paris had mastered a tricky World Cup downhill on the Streif on Saturday, the Italian kneeled down and held both his skis up in the air.
Elite quarterbacks hold Super Bowl key
Defense wins championships, or so the saying goes.
German Kaymer sets UAE pace
The familiar name of Martin Kaymer, a three-time tournament champion, was back on top of the leaderboard Friday at the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi Championship.
No McIlroy but field still strong for Abu Dhabi
World No. 3 Dustin Johnson and No. 4 Henrik Stenson will headline a quality field at the $2.7 million Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the opening leg of the Desert Swing...
Green Bay stun Cowboys as Steelers top Chiefs
Mason Crosby kicked a last-gasp field goal as the Green Bay Packers downed the Dallas Cowboys 34-31 in a thrilling NFL playoff battle Sunday.
Liberty Media’s Formula One takeover cleared another key hurdle Wednesday with the sport’s governing body unanimously approving the deal.
Bottas can be as quick as Rosberg: Lauda
Niki Lauda believes new Mercedes signing Valtteri Bottas can be as fast as the man he replaced, retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg.
F1 champions Mercedes sign Bottas, Massa returns
Valtteri Bottas replaced retired Formula One world champion Nico Rosberg at Mercedes Monday, with Brazilian veteran Felipe Massa coming out of retirement to take the...
Mercedes Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas
Factbox on Finnish Formula One driver Valtteri Bottas, who was announced by Mercedes Monday as the replacement for retired world champion Nico Rosberg.
Bottas replaces Rosberg at Mercedes, Massa back at Williams
Finnish driver Valtteri Bottas will race alongside three-time champion Lewis Hamilton at Formula One team Mercedes this season.
Film lovers around town may thank Theresa “Brexit-means-Brexit” May for the glacial pace of the U.K.’s self-imposed exile from the European Union.
Made to order at NKorea’s blacklisted art factory
“That was a personal commission,” says renowned North Korean sculptor Ro Ik Hwa, pointing to a bust of A.Q. Khan, the Pakistani scientist the U.S. denounced as the...
Redford predicts a popular movement
Robert Redford refused to be drawn on Donald Trump as the Sundance Film Festival opened Thursday, but vowed a popular “movement” would fight funding cuts the president...
More networks follow binge-watching model
Traditional TV networks are following Netflix Inc.’s lead by releasing all new episodes of a series at the same time, a step to win over binge viewers who do not want...
Willie Nelson wants Loretta Lynn to try pot again
Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to...
Cutthroat big business, supersized
Ketchup, mustard, two pickles.
De Niro takes on Madoff in The Wizard of Lies
Robert De Niro may play the role of Bernie Madoff, the man behind the biggest stock-market fraud in history in HBO’s “The Wizard of Lies,” but that doesn’t mean he...
Sundance to engage and provoke with climate focus
This year’s Sundance Film Festival promises to set the agenda for independent cinema and to start the Oscars buzz a month before this year’s statuettes are awarded.
Robert Redford refused to be drawn on Donald Trump as the Sundance Film Festival opened Thursday, but vowed a popular “movement” would fight funding cuts the president plans to make.
DeGeneres wins big at People’s Choice awards
“Finding Dory” and “Deadpool” were the big screen’s big winners at the People’s Choice awards where comedian Ellen DeGeneres made history by taking home the show’s most...
Damon grudgingly roots for Trump
Movie star Matt Damon said Wednesday he was grudgingly rooting for Donald Trump to make a success of his presidency, despite Hollywood’s opposition to the Republican...
'Will & Grace' 10-episode revival set for 2017-18 season
"Will & Grace" is making a comeback.
Willie Nelson wants his friend Loretta Lynn, who recently revealed that she tried marijuana for the first time at the age of 84 for her glaucoma but didn’t like it, to give pot a second chance.
A year on, Bowie tributes around world
Bearing flowers, lipstick and glitter, fans around the world paid tribute to rock icon David Bowie Tuesday, a year after his shocking death.
French maestro conductor Georges Pretre dies at 92
French maestro Georges Pretre, who regularly conducted the renowned Vienna Symphony Orchestra, died Wednesday aged 92, the Austrian capital's Philharmonic society said.
Young maestro dazzles at Vienna New Year's Concert
The Vienna Philharmonic rung in 2017 with its famed New Year's Concert Sunday under the baton of the orchestra's youngest-ever conductor, charismatic Venezuelan Gustavo...
First Beatles manager Allan Williams dies
Allan Williams, the first manager of The Beatles who drove the band on their formative trip to Hamburg in 1960, has died at the age of 86, his old club announced.
Maggie Roche, the folk-rock singer-songwriter who since the mid-1970s had performed and recorded as a trio and in pairs with her two sisters, has died.
Sons and daughters of stars are fashion's new royalty
They are fashion's new celebrity aristocracy, the sons and daughters of stars who are themselves becoming the kings and queens of the catwalk shows.
Fans celebrate Betty White on actress' 95th birthday
Betty White says the best thing about being 95 is that she's still employed.
Katherine Heigl announces birth of baby boy, Joshua Bishop
Katherine Heigl has given birth to a baby boy.
Steve Harvey sorry for jokes about Asian men
Steve Harvey has apologized for "offending anyone" with jokes targeting Asian men during his syndicated television chat show earlier this month.
Travel, trekking and urban exploration defined Thursday’s installment of Paris Menswear Week.
Russians seek secrets of future with pagan rites
“A horse’s head – that means a man,” says Muscovite Yekaterina Kostrikina as she watches hot wax harden in a glass of cold water.
'Three-parent' baby born in Ukraine using new technique
A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility...
World's primates facing extinction crisis, new report says
A new study says gorillas, monkeys, lemurs and other primates are in danger of becoming extinct.
Vienna’s homeless show tourists life on the street
On a wintry afternoon, tourists huddle around their guide outside Vienna’s central train station.
Iconic moped lives on in hearts of Moroccans
In France it slipped into legend after delighting long-haired teenagers in the ’70s and ’80s, but in Morocco the tireless moped spurts on, despite an invasion of...
Armani as wrapper-in-chief for Milan menswear
There have been lots of warm fuzzies on the Milan runway this season: shaggy fur, furry footwear, thick knits, big gloves, droopy caps, face-framing neck-warmers.
Finland’s jobless welcome universal basic income
For just one hour of work, Juha Jarvinen had to fill out piles of paperwork only to see his unemployment insurance docked.
A baby boy has been born in Ukraine to an infertile couple after the first ever use of a new technique using the DNA of three parents, the head of a Kiev fertility clinic said Wednesday.
UK to close Halley Research Station in Antarctica for winter
British scientists have decided to close the Halley VI Research Station in Antarctica for the winter amid concerns about safety.
SpaceX launches first rocket since explosion
A SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket blasted off from California on Saturday and placed a constellation of satellites in orbit, marking the company’s first launch since a fireball...
Scientists activate predatory switch in mice
U.S. scientists have ramped up predatory behavior in mice by stimulating a region of the brain known for its role in emotions like fear and pleasure, according to a...
London Fashion Week shakes up tradition
Men and women are sashaying down catwalks together at London Fashion Week, in a shake-up of tradition backed by celebrated designers like Vivienne Westwood.
Speyside distilled: Whisky, wool and walking
Forget the three Rs. I went to Speyside, Scotland’s “single-malt capital of the world,” to brush up on the three Ws: whisky, wool and walking.
Athens, a pleasant (winter) destination
As a seaside metropolis with a lively outdoor vibe and dozens of picturesque islands beckoning nearby, Athens is more often considered a summer tourist destination than...
Full moon party defies Thai troubles
For many ravers on the tropical oasis of Koh Phangan, the origins of the Thai island’s debauched full moon parties are as hazy as their memories of the beach bash the...
It seems that every few weeks I find myself, yet again, declaring that crossovers are taking over the world.
Nissan’s Micra an exercise in nonchalance
Look folks, we can try all we want to pretend it isn’t true, but no one who owns or drives a car picked one randomly just to get from point A to point B.
F430 Scuderia: F1 invades Ferrari street cars
Most guys, and I suppose some girls, who first hit their teens in the ’80s had posters of the Ferrari Testarossa or the Lamborghini Countach adorning the walls of their...
991 GT3 RS: Blend of civility, sheer exhilaration
You would assume that selecting the perfect car to cap off the year would be a monumental task.
A team of Ugandan engineers has invented a "smart jacket" that diagnoses pneumonia faster than a doctor, offering hope against a disease which kills more children worldwide than any other.
Doctor offices that look like Apple stores
After a relative suffered a heart attack a few years ago, Silicon Valley entrepreneur Adrian Aoun got an unsettling look at a health care system that he diagnosed as an...
Eat your veggies? Now, a urine test can tell
A simple urine test can reveal whether you had steamed fish or a fat-riddled steak for dinner, and could one day end dietary dishonesty, a study published Friday said.
Less salty diets would save millions: study
Reducing salt intake worldwide by only 10 percent could save millions of lives and people who suffer migraines are at a higher risk of stroke after surgery, studies in...
Work email overload: Can law lead a fightback?
Beatrice, a busy 50-year-old manager at an airline in Paris, sounds like she would benefit from France’s new “right to disconnect” law that guarantees all employees...