Eiffel Tower perimeter fence built to stop terrorism

Eiffel Tower perimeter fence built to stop terrorism

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The iconic tower will be surrounded by high walls and bulletproof glass Paris is to unveil its newly built perimeter defences around the Eiffel Tower to protect against terror threats. Temporary barriers were placed around...
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Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Trump puts 25% tariff on Chinese goods

Image copyright Getty Images US President Donald Trump is to impose 25% tariffs on $50bn worth of Chinese goods, accusing Beijing of intellectual copyright theft. Tariffs that affect more than 800 products worth $34bn in annual trade are due to...
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Africa:Rough Road Ahead for Carthage Eagles After Own Goal

Africa:Rough Road Ahead for Carthage Eagles After Own Goal

BlogBy Michael Tantoh The Carthage Eagles of Morocco began their World Cup campaign against the Islamic Republic of Iran on Friday. Honestly, soccer pundits see little chance of both teams progressing to the next round given that they are in...
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N.S. researcher uncovers method that could help golfers improve their game

N.S. researcher uncovers method that could help golfers improve their game

Sasho Mackenzie has nothing against tradition. But as a scratch golfer, and sports professor at Nova Scotia’s St. Francis Xavier University, MacKenzie doesn’t like old ways standing in the way of progress. “There are a lot of uncovered ideas that...
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Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU ‘asylum centres’ in African nations

Macron and Italian PM Conte back EU ‘asylum centres’ in African nations

Image copyright AFP Image caption Italy’s new prime minister said he would soon propose radical EU immigration reforms Italy and France have jointly expressed support for EU “asylum centres” to be set up in countries where many migrants begin...
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Merkel faces defiance as poll shows support for tougher stance on migrants

Merkel faces defiance as poll shows support for tougher stance on migrants

Saudi-led coalition in Yemen claim control of Hodeidah airport Read more Nicaragua’s Ortega agrees to crisis talks, probe Read more Trump ex-campaign manager Manafort jailed pending trial Read more Merkel faces open defiance in migrant policy row Read more R...
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For 50 Years, José Feliciano’s Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pride

For 50 Years, José Feliciano’s Version of the National Anthem Has Given Voice to Immigrant Pride

During the 1968 World Series, José Feliciano’s national anthem got almost as much attention as the battle between the Detroit Tigers and St. Louis Cardinals. Before the series’ fifth game on October 7, the 23-year-old Puerto Rican-born performer seated hi...
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Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

Pakistan Taliban chief Mullah Fazlullah targeted by US strike in Afghanistan

Image copyright EPA Image caption Mullah Fazlullah (centre) is shown in a video released by the Pakistan Taliban There are unconfirmed reports that Mullah Fazlullah – the commander of the Pakistan Taliban – has been killed in a US air...
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No date set for betting machine stakes cut, government admits

No date set for betting machine stakes cut, government admits

Media playback is unsupported on your device Media captionCarolyn Harris says the “fight goes on” to cap the maximum stake A date to cut the maximum stake on betting machines dubbed the “crack cocaine” of the industry, has not been...
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Africa:Why Africa Stands to Benefit If Rise in Global Temperatures Is Kept to 1.5°c

Africa:Why Africa Stands to Benefit If Rise in Global Temperatures Is Kept to 1.5°c

analysis By Shingirai Nangombe, Chinese Academy of Sciences At the end of the century, if carbon emissions aren’t reduced faster, the global temperature is likely to be 2.6°C to 4.8°C higher than it was in 1986-2005. Africa could be even...
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