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Trump and other leaders clash on trade, climate at G7

TAORMINA, Italy Leaders from the world’s major industrialized nations began talks on Friday at a G7 summit in Sicily which is expected to expose deep divisions with U.S.…

Masked gunmen kill 26 in attack on Christians in Egypt

CAIRO Gunmen attacked a group of Coptic Christians traveling to a monastery in southern Egypt on Friday, killing 26 people and wounding 25 others, the Health Ministry said.…

Air strikes in east Syria kill more than 100: Observatory

BEIRUT Air strikes since Thursday evening have killed more than 100 people including children and other family members of Islamic State fighters in al-Mayadin, a town held by…

Three top Islamic State militants killed in Iraq, Syria: Pentagon

WASHINGTON Three senior Islamic State military leaders and planners were killed in coalition attacks in Iraq and Syria over the past two months, the coalition fighting the militants…

‘Challenging’ talks expected as Trump, other G7 leaders meet

TAORMINA, Italy Talks between U.S. President Donald Trump and other leaders of the world’s rich nations at the G7 summit on Friday were expected to be “robust” and…

Major UK parties restart election push, under shadow of security threat

LONDON Campaigning for Britain’s national election next month resumed in earnest on Friday, with the country still on high alert for further attacks, days after a suicide bombing…

Gunmen kill 23 Christians on road to monastery in Egypt: official

CAIRO Gunmen killed 23 Coptic Christians and wounded 25 others on Friday as they were driving to a monastery in Minya province, south of Cairo, the provincial governor,…

News

ESPN signs Chip Kelly as college football studio analyst

Chip Kelly is getting back into the college football business, this time without a headset.…

U.S., Japan agree to enhance North Korea sanctions – White House

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) – U.S. President Donald Trump and Japanese Prime Minister Shinzo Abe agreed…

Solar power breaks UK records thanks to sunny weather

Solar power has broken new records in the UK by providing nearly a quarter of…

In a baseball backwater, Ngoepe found a field and a dream

The clubhouse was Gift Ngoepe’s home, an equipment storeroom his bedroom. The field, where the…

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

Egypt Coptic Christians killed in bus attack

Image copyright EPA Image caption Copts make up about 10% of Egypt’s population of 92…

G7 leaders gather for ‘robust’ talks in Sicily

G7 leaders gather for ‘robust’ talks in Sicily

Media captionThe “family photo” at the G7 summit includes EU leaders US President Donald Trump…

UK terror threat ‘linked to wars abroad’

UK terror threat ‘linked to wars abroad’

Image copyright PA UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that…

Foreign fighters ‘among Philippines militants’

Foreign fighters ‘among Philippines militants’

Image copyright AFP Image caption Martial law was imposed in Mindanao as a response to…

Nine things which will make you happier (nearly) instantly – according to science

Nine things which will make you happier (nearly) instantly – according to science

If you’re feeling down or stressed out, it can feel like there’s no way to…

Britain's May sticks to EU demands in talks with France's Macron

TAORMINA, Italy (Reuters) – Prime Minister Theresa May stuck to her demands for talks on…

US News

Alabama executes 75-year-old inmate convicted of 1982 murder

Alabama executed on Friday a 75-year-old inmate who had spent more than three decades on death row and faced seven previous execution dates after he was convicted of…

Before the White House, Kennedy was a high-school prankster

BOSTON Years before he captained the torpedo boat PT-109, ran for office or set the United States on a path to put a man on the moon, President…

Republican wins Montana special election despite assault charge

BOZEMAN, Mont. Republican Greg Gianforte defeated a political novice to win Montana’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives on Thursday, barely 24 hours after he was charged…

U.S. fossil fuel groups pull out of climate change court case

NEW YORK Two fossil fuel industry groups dropped their attempts to intervene in a court case over climate change this week after failing to reach an agreement on…

Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump’s Montana test

BOZEMAN, Mont. A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special…

Republican candidate charged with assault, roiling Trump’s Montana test

MISSOULA, Mont. A Montana Republican running for a U.S. House of Representatives seat was charged with assaulting a reporter hours before polls opened on Thursday for a special…

Alabama inmate seeking to avoid eighth execution date given temporary reprieve

The U.S. Supreme Court temporarily halted the planned Thursday execution of a 75-year-old Alabama prisoner who has spent more than three decades on death row and faced seven…

U.S. says three N.Y. prison guards sexually assaulted female inmates

NEW YORK Three male prison guards repeatedly sexually assaulted and raped several female inmates under their supervision at a federal detention center in New York over time periods…

Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under FBI scrutiny – US media

Trump Russia inquiry: Kushner under FBI scrutiny – US media

Image copyright Reuters Image caption Jared Kushner (right) is a senior adviser to President Trump President Donald Trump’s son-in-law and adviser, Jared Kushner, is under FBI scrutiny as…

Politics

General election 2017: Corbyn pledges change ‘at home and abroad’ on terror

Media captionJeremy Corbyn said UK foreign policy would change under Labour UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that “reduces rather than increases…

General election 2017: Corbyn pledges change ‘at home and abroad’ to tackle terror

Image copyright PA UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that “reduces rather than increases the threat” to the country, Jeremy Corbyn has…

Tories and Labour not being honest with voters: IFS

Image copyright Getty Images Neither the Conservatives nor Labour are being honest with voters about the economic consequences of their policy proposals, an influential think tank has…

Amber Rudd: ‘Police cuts not to blame for Manchester’

Image caption Amber Rudd was challenged about police numbers on Question Time Home Secretary Amber Rudd has denied cuts in police numbers made the Manchester bombing more…

Theresa May: Online extremism ‘must be tackled’

Image copyright Science Photo Library Theresa May will urge world leaders to do more to combat online extremism, saying the fight against so-called Islamic State is “moving…

General election 2017: Corbyn links terror threat to wars abroad

Image copyright PA UK foreign policy would change under a Labour government to one that “reduces rather than increases the threat” to the country, Jeremy Corbyn is…

All Sports

Peter Jackson: Boks’ RWC triumph hung on a shirtsleeve

There is an old adage in journalism that news is not necessarily when it happens but when someone digs it out. Applying that principle…

Jeff Probyn: Saracens are great but can they keep going?

Congratulations to Sarries on the totally expected win in last week’s Champions Cup final. They have made history and written the name of the…

Harry hoping to follow dad’s lead in Argentina

Harry Mallinder is hoping for another summer where he feels on top of the world after what he admits has been “a mixed season.”…

Room 101: Ollie Dawe – Bristol prop

1. Second-hand jokes It annoys me when I tell a funny story or a joke and someone else repeats it shortly afterwards and gets…

England name side for Barbarians clash

Eddie Jones has named his England squad to face the Barbarians on Sunday at Twickenham . The starting XV will be boosted by the…

Nick Cain’s Premiership of the Year

Saracens’ exceptional European Cup double explains why they have almost half the starting line-up in my 2016-17 Team of the Season. The European Cup…

Ezspk opinion

Loss making social media and insane investment.

Loss making social media and insane investment. My message to investors and advertisers in social media companies like Facebook, Twitter and Snapchat is: Don’t waste your money. The…

The monster that is the World Wide Web.

The monster that is the World Wide Web. In one hundred years or so Tim Berners- Lee, who at present is lauded as the ’inventor’ of the…

Brexit, the big decision. Written in March 2016

A European ‘Brexit’ (The UK leaving the European Union)  In the run up to the 2015 election, it was impossible to follow the political campaigns of all…

All Sports

Shane Williams: We need Bomb back coaching OUR props

I’ve always had a lot of time for Adam Jones, but he didn’t strike me as a potential coach, not initially at least. That…

National League One Dream Team

Hartpury College became the first team in history to win 30 from 30 in National League One as the West Country side took the…

Blackadder takes swipe at below-par Bath stars

Bath rugby director Todd Blackadder has put his star players on notice after admitting standards of professionalism had fallen below his expectations. Despite a…

Leo: Pacific Islanders need a professional pathway

  Former Samoa lock Dan Leo has urged World Rugby to dig deep to stem the flow of talent away from the Pacific Islands.…

20 Questions: Joe Munro – Ealing Trailfinders centre

How do you look back at the semi-finals against Yorkshire Carnegie? We self-imploded for 20 minutes in the first half at home and that’s…

Brendan Gallagher: Premiership final promises to be an absolute cracker

So after 22 rounds and two pulsating skin-of-your- teeth semis Wasps will play Exeter in the Aviva Premiership Final in a game that every…

Sport UK

Man City to complete £43m deal for Monaco’s Silva

Silva was a key part of the Monaco team who won the French league and reached the Champions League semi-finals this season Manchester City are set to…

Murray to play Kuznetsov in French Open first round

Andy Murray will play Andrey Kuznetsov, while Johanna Konta takes on Hsieh Su-wei in the French Open first round Britain’s world number one Andy Murray will play…

FA Cup finalists Arsenal ‘didn’t move forward with top teams in league’

Arsene Wenger won the first of his six FA Cups with Arsenal in 1998 against Newcastle Arsenal failed to “move forward with the other top teams” in…

Lampard & Wright analysis: Chelsea’s weak link & how injuries can help Arsenal

Watch the FA Cup final live on BBC One and the BBC Sport website, with coverage starting at 16:15 BST on Saturday, ahead of kick-off at 17:30.…

Taylor ‘back and ready’ for World Cup after anxiety issues

Taylor returned to action in a one-day international against Ireland in Dubai in April England’s Sarah Taylor says she is “still not the finished article” after returning…

Man Utd target three or four signings in ‘crazy’ transfer window

Jose Mourinho told executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward his targets two months ago Manchester United are likely to limit their summer spending to three or four key signings.…

Sport US

Water pollution in Rio ahead of the Olympic Games

Just days ahead of the Olympic Games the waterways of Rio de Janeiro are as filthy as ever, contaminated with raw human sewage teeming with dangerous viruses…

The Most Stylish Players in the 2016 NBA Finals

This evening is the seventh and final game of the NBA Finals, where the Golden State Warriors and Cleveland Cavaliers will face off once again for the…

How That Pro Cyclist Hid a Motor in Her Bike

From Popular Mechanics At the Cyclocross World Championships earlier this month, Belgian cyclist Femke Van den Driessche had her bike confiscated by the UCI-the governing body of…

Millions Will Watch the Super Bowl — But Is the Football Generation Ending?

One NFL player after another — from former Raiders quarterback Ken Stabler, 69, who died in July 2015, to 27-year-old Giants safety Tyler Sash, who died two…

Wade to miss third straight game for Bulls

Chicago (AFP) – Chicago Bulls shooting guard Dwyane Wade will miss his third consecutive NBA game Thursday against the Boston Celtics, this time with an illness after…

Time to shake up golf, head of European Tour says

By Ian Ransom MELBOURNE (Reuters) – Professional golf has long consisted of 72-hole tournaments played over four days – something that will have to change if the…

Travel Advice

Central African Republic

The Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) advise against all travel to the Central African Republic (CAR). British nationals who remain or visit against our advice should be…

Togo

Terrorist attacks in Togo can’t be ruled out. Attacks could be indiscriminate. You should be vigilant, especially in places visited by foreigners. See Terrorism. If you’re abroad…

Sierra Leone

If you travel outside the Freetown peninsula, try to complete your travel during the hours of daylight, inform your employers of your whereabouts and make sure they…

Falkland Islands

The Falklands Islands are a British Overseas Territory. The Governor of the Falklands provides formal British diplomatic representation on the Islands and the local authorities deal with…

Trinidad and Tobago

Over 30,000 British nationals visit Trinidad and Tobago every year. Most visits are trouble-free. There are high levels of violent crime in Trinidad, including murder, especially in…

St Pierre & Miquelon

St Pierre & Miquelon is a French Overseas Territory. There’s no formal British diplomatic or consular representation. See British representation Most visits to St Pierre & Miquelon are trouble-free.…

Health

Fitness trackers ‘poor at measuring calories burned’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Do I really deserve that ice cream or not? Most fitness trackers are good at measuring heart rate but poor at…

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users’ DNA

Image copyright Bloomberg A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users’ DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions. The US company’s DNA testing service has…

Fitness trackers ‘poor at measuring calories burned’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Do I really deserve that ice cream or not? Most fitness trackers are good at measuring heart rate but poor at…

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users’ DNA

Image copyright Bloomberg A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users’ DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions. The US company’s DNA testing service has…

Fitness trackers ‘poor at measuring calories burned’

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Do I really deserve that ice cream or not? Most fitness trackers are good at measuring heart rate but poor at…

Ancestry.com denies exploiting users’ DNA

Image copyright Bloomberg A leading genealogy service, Ancestry.com, has denied exploiting users’ DNA following criticism of its terms and conditions. The US company’s DNA testing service has…