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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.

'Ransomware' wave seemed aimed at old flaw and Ukraine

San Francisco - A global wave of cyberattacks exploited an already patched vulnerability in Windows software and appeared to have Ukraine as a primary target, according to computer security specialists.

Chernobyl's radiation monitoring hit by cyberattack: spokeswoman

Kiev - The radiation monitoring system at Ukraine's Chernobyl nuclear site has been taken offline after a massive cyberattack, forcing employees to use hand-held counters to measure levels, officials said Tuesday.

Cyberattack: List of victims

Paris - A major cyberattack unfolded on Tuesday, striking banks, corporations and infrastructure in Ukraine and Russia before spreading to western Europe and then the United States.

Several major firms say targets of international cyberattack

Paris - Several major companies said Tuesday they were targeted in an international cyberattack which started in Russia and Ukraine before spreading to western Europe.

Gay marriage around the world

Paris - German Chancellor Angela Merkel has softened her opposition to gay marriage, which is legal in about 20 countries around the world, 13 of which are in Europe.

Inflight internet ready to take off

Inflight internet access, a nascent market still hobbled by slow speeds, is set to take off as dedicated satellites make surfing in the skies a reality, experts say.

Global stocks mostly fall on oil price slump

New York - Global stocks mostly tumbled on Wednesday, with the energy sector taking a beating as worries about excess supply and ineffectual OPEC policy hit oil prices.

Bordeaux's world winefest has WOW! factor

Bordeaux - The world's wine industry will converge Sunday when the prestigious Vinexpo kicks off in Bordeaux, the capital of French viticulture, with Chinese visitors leading the pack of foreign punters.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

One in five children in developed world in relative poverty: UN

Paris - One in five children in rich countries lives in relative poverty, according to a UNICEF report published Thursday that put the US and New Zealand among the world's worst performers for youth well-being.

Obesity 'epidemic' affects one in 10 worldwide

Washington - More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese and 2.2 billion are believed to be overweight, fueling a global health crisis that claims millions of lives every year, according to a major new international study released on Monday.

Obesity affects one in 10 worldwide: study

Washington - More than one in 10 people worldwide are now obese, with weight-related health problems claiming millions of lives every year, according to a major new global study released on Monday.

Pound dives as Britain thrown into chaos by shock vote

Hong Kong - The pound plunged almost two percent Friday as Prime Minister Theresa May looked set to lose her majority in Britain's general election, fuelling political uncertainty just days before the start of Brexit talks.

Chatting with Shawn Barber: World Champion Canadian pole vaulter Special

Canadian pole vaulter and reigning world champion Shawn Barber chatted with Digital Journal about his win in Beijing, and the 2017 World Championships in London; moreover, he offered advice for aspiring pole vaulters.

World leaders vow to defend climate pact after Trump pullout

Paris - World leaders react with anger and defiance after President Donald Trump announced that the United States, the world's second biggest carbon emitter, was quitting the 2015 Paris climate agreement.

Climate accord rejection deals blow to US leadership

Washington - President Donald Trump's dramatic decision to pull out of the 195-nation Paris climate accord deals a dramatic blow to US world leadership and international cooperation.

Global stocks rally at end of volatile week

New York - Global stock markets rebounded Friday, recovering some of the heavy losses sustained earlier this week on worries about President Donald Trump's growth agenda in the wake of burgeoning investigations of the White House.
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