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Leaders needed to fix global 'mess', says Kofi Annan

Paris - Former UN chiefs Kofi Annan and Ban Ki-moon have lashed out at the state of global leadership in the age of Donald Trump, warning a nuclear war could be triggered by accident.

Blowing bubbles: Boom and bust from bulbs to bitcoin

Toukyo - Virtual currency Bitcoin -- or "digital gold" to its fans -- has enjoyed a gravity-defying rise along with wild price swings, sparking fears it could be the latest financial market "bubble.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Gay marriage, legalised on Thursday in Australia in a parliamentary vote, is now recognised in more than 25 countries, of which 16 are in Europe.Here is a breakdown.

'Robo-taxis' hold promise, and perils, for automakers

Paris - It's November 22, 2028 and Sarah, a young mother, gives her two children a kiss goodbye before buckling them into the driverless car that will bring them to school.Sarah doesn't have a car and has no plans to buy one.

Driverless, electric future just round the corner for urban cars

London - A driverless, electric car is only a swipe away in the cities of the future, where pollution clampdowns and rapid advances in technology will transform the way we travel, despite lagging infrastructure.

Attacks targeted more countries in 2016 but fewer killed: report

London - The number of people killed in extremist attacks declined for the second successive year in 2016 but more countries were affected, according to the Global Terrorism Index (GTI) released Wednesday.

Sunny future for renewables thanks to China: IEA

Paris - Solar energy is to lead the race to new power generation over the coming decades, thanks in large part to China and India, the International Energy Agency said Tuesday.

Global wine output hits 50-year low: OIV

Paris - Worldwide wine production tumbled 8.2 percent this year to hit a 50-year low due to unfavourable climate conditions, the International Organisation of Vine and Wine (OIV) said Tuesday.The total output of 246.

Trump puts America first, but more and more alone

Washington - Donald Trump has gambled with US diplomatic credibility by attacking an Iran nuclear deal that his European allies cherish as a benchmark for international cooperation.

Mass migrations of the world

Paris - Unprecedented waves of migration are affecting the world today with record numbers of people escaping war-torn regions, poverty, persecution and natural disasters.

Abortion bans around the world

Paris - Ireland will hold a referendum next year on whether to repeal its constitutional ban on abortion in almost all cases.

World's cereal production headed for a record in 2017: FAO

Paris - The world's cereal production is headed for a bumper 2017, with total output on track for a record, the United Nation's food agency said Thursday.

3.5 million refugee children don't attend school: UN

Geneva - More than half the world's refugee children -- some 3.5 million altogether -- do not attend school, the UN refugee agency said on Tuesday, urging greater and steadier funding for their education."Some 3.

Most powerful and deadly quakes of the past 100 years

Paris - The 8.2-magnitude earthquake that struck Mexico Thursday is the most powerful to hit the country since 1985 when a quake measured at 8.1 killed around 10,000 people.

Asian traders cautious after sell-off as N. Korea tensions linger

Hong Kong - Asian markets struggled on Tuesday while the safe-haven yen and gold held gains as traders fret over North Korea's nuclear test at the weekend, which prompted warnings of US military action.

Yen rallies, stocks sink as N.Korea fires missile over Japan

Hong Kong - The yen rallied on Tuesday and Asian equity markets sank after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan, ratcheting up geopolitical tensions in the region.

Catching up with Sam Kendricks: 2017 World Champion in pole vault Special

On August 26, World Champion pole vaulter Sam Kendricks chatted with Digital Journal. He discussed his win at the London Championships, hearing the national anthem in his honor, and he opened up about the impact of technology on pole vault.

W. Europe had less than 1% of terror victims in 2016: study

Paris - Western Europe accounted for less than one percent of the 34,676 people killed in terror attacks in 2016 and only two percent of attacks, according to a new report.

World leaders voice solidarity with Spain after terror attacks

Barcelona - As Spanish police on Friday continued to hunt for suspects of the twin terror attacks in Barcelona and the seaside resort of Cambrils, world leaders condemned the violence, expressing outrage and solidarity with the victims.

Biomechanical analysis of track and field at World Championships

The biggest biomechanics research project in Athletics is taking place this month at the 2017 IAAF World Championships in London.

Athletics: Bolt wants to go out 'unbeatable'

London - Usain Bolt is confident he can produce one more magical Midas touch when he seeks to defend his 100m title at the IAAF World Championships.

Ink or swim? Tattoos on show at world swimming championships

Budapest - World records have tumbled and gold medals won but the colourful array of tattoos on show at the world swimming championships have proved just as eye-catching, be they designs of sharks, dolphins or even the lion adorning the arm of Adam Peaty's grandm...

IMF: Countries must avoid protectionism 'at all costs'

Washington - The International Monetary Fund warned world leaders Friday to avoid resorting to protectionist measures "at all costs" due to the damage it would cause to their own and the global economy.

IMF says global recovery on firmer footing

Washington - The global economic recovery is on firmer footing as improving growth in China, Europe and Japan offset downward revisions for the United States and Britain, the International Monetary Fund said Sunday.

Syrian refugee Mardini returns to Hungary for world swimming champs

Budapest - Two years on from sleeping rough in Budapest on a perilous trek from Syria to Germany, teenage refugee Yusra Mardini is back in the Hungarian capital competing in the world swimming championships.

Macron puts France top of 'soft power' rankings: survey

Paris - France has leapfrogged the United States and Britain as the world's top so-called soft power, helped by the election of President Emmanuel Macron, a study of countries' non-military global influence showed Tuesday.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - The Maltese parliament has approved gay marriage, which now is authorised in more than 20 nations worldwide, 15 of which are in Europe.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - Germany legalised gay marriage on Friday, which now is authorised in about 20 nations around the world, the majority of which are in Europe.

Focus on defences as users scramble after global cyberattack

Kiev - Thousands of computer users across the globe scrambled to reboot on Wednesday as calls grew to step up defences after a fresh wave of ransomware cyberattacks spread from Ukraine and Russia worldwide.

Fresh cyberattack likely 'more sophisticated' than WannaCry: Europol

Den Haag - The wave of cyberattacks hitting Europe and North America is similar to last month's WannaCry ransomware havoc, but appears potentially "more sophisticated," the European police agency said Wednesday.
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