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Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

New York - Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

New York - Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

Comey memos add to Trump legal woes

Washington - Donald Trump lashed out Friday after memos of his meetings with the FBI's then chief James Comey depicted the president as obsessed with the Russia probe and a smutty video allegedly showing him with two prostitutes.

France rejects 'vain and pointless' trade fight with China

Washington - France criticized Washington's trade tactics on Friday, demanding Europe be permanently exempt from US steel tariffs, while refusing to be drawn into a "vain and pointless" trade fight with China.

Western powers amend UN draft resolution on Syria

New York - France, the United States and Britain have amended a draft resolution on Syria, seeking UN Security Council support for a political and humanitarian response to the conflict that has so far met resistance from Russia.

US brands China and Russia 'forces of instability'

Washington - The United States branded strategic rivals China and Russia "forces of instability" on Friday, grouping them with Iran and North Korea as countries whose rights abuses amount to a global threat.

Democrats sue Trump campaign, Russia for alleged conspiracy

Washington - The Democratic Party filed a lawsuit Friday alleging that Russia, WikiLeaks and top officials from Donald Trump's campaign conspired to tilt the 2016 US presidential election in the Republican's favor.

No economic risk for Spain from Catalan dispute: IMF

Washington - The is no current risk to Spain's solid economic growth from the separatist crisis in the country's Catalonia province, a senior International Monetary Fund official said Friday.

Trump says high oil prices 'will not be accepted'

Washington - US President Donald Trump criticized the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) Friday for what he said were artificially high oil prices, adding they "will not be accepted.

Comey memos show Trump obsessed with Russia probe

Washington - US President Donald Trump repeatedly complained to FBI director James Comey in early 2017 that the Russia meddling investigation was a cloud over his young administration, weeks before firing him, leaked memorandums showed Thursday.

US school shootings rise rapidly in two decades: study

Tampa - Mass shootings at US schools are rising rapidly, killing more people in the last 18 years than in the entire 20th century, said a study Thursday.

Qualcomm to slash 1,500 jobs in California to cut costs

San Diego - Qalcomm, the big chip maker for smart phones, has already begun to cut jobs in California. The move appears to be part of a much larger workforce reduction plan that is designed to meet a commitment made to investors to cut $1 billion in costs.

US to drop curbs on drone tech to boost arms sales

Washington - The United States dropped some restrictions Thursday on sales of its advanced drones in order to reinforce the armies of its allies and compete with China on the world arms market.

Liberia ex-warlord 'Jungle Jabbah' jailed for 30 years in US

New York - A Liberian former warlord whose forces committed atrocities including murders and cannibalism during the country's civil war was sentenced Thursday to 30 years in US prison -- for immigration-related fraud and perjury.

Big drop in EU asylum requests granted in 2017: official

Apo - The number of asylum-seekers in the European Union whose applications were granted dropped by almost a quarter in 2017 to 538,000, official figures released Thursday showed.

Over-production of marijuana in Oregon hurting growers

There has never been a better time to buy weed in Oregon than right now, it is the worst of times to be a grower or dispensary owner. In 2017, Oregon pot growers produced three times what was consumed.

Scalable manufacturing using graphene

Boston - Scientists have worked out a continuous manufacturing process that produces long strips of high-quality graphene. This process will aid producers in achieving scalable filter manufacturing.

NATO moves from Cold War bunker to glass and steel palace

Apo - With its futuristic curved roof, gleaming walls of glass and steel and host of eco-friendly features, NATO's new billion-euro Brussels headquarters is a world away from the drab, low-slung warren of offices reeking of Cold War intrigue that it replaces...

No-go warning as Japan volcano erupts for first time in 250 years

Apo - A volcano in southern Japan erupted for the first time in 250 years on Thursday, spewing steam and ash hundreds of metres into the air, as authorities warned locals not to approach the mountain.

Boston marathon winner Kawauchi to quit his day job

Apo - The Japanese high school clerk who sensationally won the Boston Marathon despite having neither a coach nor a sponsor announced Thursday he was packing in his day job and turning pro.
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