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20:23 World
Danny Boyle to direct next Bond film

Boyle will also reunite with Trainspotting writer John Hodge, who is creating an original screenplay.

19:24 World
Italy's premier-designate Conte leaps into social media

Conte this week has launched Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts after having had virtually no social media presence or public following before.

19:00 World
France 'probes China spy ring': Two ex-agents reported held

Sources quoted by French media link them to China. French officials did not name the country concerned. One ex-agent's wife is also under suspicion.

18:38 World
Iran lists demands for staying in nuclear deal

Officials say EU must present credible package by end of May to compensate for US sanctions.

17:45 World
Tesla settles class action lawsuit over 'dangerous' Autopilot system

Tesla and Steve Berman, a lawyer for the car owners, did not immediately respond to a request for comment.

17:24 World
YouTube star and vlogger John Bain has died at the age of 33

The game critic was better known under his online aliases: TotalBiscuit and CynicalBrit. He was best known for the YouTube videos in which he reviewed and discussed games.

17:00 World
Israeli court approves razing West Bank Bedouin village

Supreme court’s verdict on Khan al-Ahmar likely to prompt anger in EU governments trying to save it.

16:38 World
Mississauga explosion: Suspects 'detonate bomb' in restaurant

Police said two suspects entered the Bombay Bhel restaurant in the Ontario city late on Thursday and detonated the improvised bomb.

16:16 World
GDPR: US news sites blocked to EU users over data protection rules

The Chicago Times and LA Times were among those posting messages saying they were currently unavailable in most European countries.

15:45 World
Memorial recalls the dead, but few at NATO know their names

The world's biggest military alliance, now with 29 member states, has no list of those who lost their lives on its watch.

15:27 World
Spanish PM Mariano Rajoy faced with no confidence vote

A party spokeswoman who wasn't authorized to be named in media reports confirmed the decision on Friday, one day after the National Court convicted 29 businesspeople and PP officials for fraud, tax evasion and money laundering, among other crimes.

14:44 World
Zuckerberg set up fraudulent scheme to 'weaponise' data, court case alleges

Facebook CEO exploited ability to access data from any user’s friend network, US case claims.

14:02 World
Polls open in landmark Irish referendum to repeal abortion ban

Polling stations across 40 constituencies in the republic opened at 7 a.m. local time (2 a.m. ET). An electorate of around 3.2 million are eligible to cast their ballots, including thousands of Irish people living overseas who have flown home to vote.

13:41 World
Spain's Rajoy to face vote of no confidence over ruling party graft case

The case, which relates to the use of a slush fund by the Conservatives in the 1990s and early 2000s to illegally finance campaigns, has plagued Rajoy since he came to power in 2011. He has always denied wrongdoing.

13:35 World
At least seven killed by car bomb in Benghazi, Libya

No more details on the bombing were immediately available. Eight cars parked on the street lined with shops were destroyed.

12:43 World
Apple's $539 million in damages is a 'big win' over Samsung

Apple sought about $1 billion in a retrial of a case that originally produced a verdict of that amount in 2012, while Samsung argued it should pay only $28 million this time.

12:29 World
N. Korea says open to talks with U.S. anytime

Vice Foreign Minister Kim Kye-gwan issued a statement carried by the North's state-run Korean Central News Agency (KCNA). It came hours after Trump announced the surprise decision to withdraw from his summit with Kim Jong-un set for June 12.

12:02 World
Russia quietly conducted the world's longest surface-to-air missile test

Russia claims that the ground-based missile system is capable of intercepting hypersonic missiles, drones and aircraft as well as stealth warplanes like the F-22 and the F-35. 

11:38 World
15 injured, 3 critically, as bomb rips through Mississauga restaurant

Police were called to the area of Hurontario Street and Eglinton Avenue just after 10:30 p.m. Thursday night after reports of an explosion at the Bombay Bhel Restaurant.

10:06 World
Tencent's WeChat drops 'sugar daddy' dating website

As of Wednesday, it was the top most downloaded free social networking app for iOS users in China, surpassing even Tencent Holdings Ltd’s WeChat, analytics firm App Annie said.

19:49 World
Trump: NFL kneelers 'maybe shouldn't be in country'

The interview was aired a day after the NFL said clubs will be fined if players kneel for the Star-Spangled Banner.

19:24 World
Dresden tries to make WW2 bomb safe after fire

The first attempt to defuse the 250kg (550-pound) bomb failed and caused a small explosion and fire on Wednesday after sparks ignited insulation material placed around it.

19:00 World
John Malkovich to play Hercule Poirot in Agatha Christie’s 'The ABC murders'

Kenneth Branagh played the sleuth in the 2017 film adaptation of “Murder on the Orient Express” and is reprising the role in a remake of “Death on the Nile.” David Suchet and Alfred Molina are among those to have played the part on the small screen.

18:38 World
Greco-Roman bath, artefacts discovered at San El-Hagar archaeological site in Egypt

The mission has also uncovered a collection of pottery vessels, terracotta statues, bronze tools and coins, a stone fragment engraved with hieroglyphs and a small statue of a lamb.

18:16 World
Irish across world travel #HomeToVote in landmark abortion referendum

Ireland will vote Friday on whether to repeal the Eighth Amendment to the country's constitution, which says a mother and her fetus have equal rights to life.

17:45 World
Financial firms face new EU disclosure requirements on green investment

The plan is meant to spur green investment and to curb “greenwashing”, a practice whereby companies and other organizations claim to be more environmentally friendly than they really are.

17:00 World
North Korea blows up tunnels at Punggye-ri nuclear test site

A CNN crew at the remote mountain site in the country's north witnessed explosions at nuclear tunnels 2, 3 and 4, from observation decks about 500 meters away.

16:38 World
Burkina Faso breaks ties with Taiwan in fresh blow to island

The official Central News Agency reported Thursday that the West African nation's move means Taiwan is recognized as a sovereign nation by only 18 mainly small, developing countries.

16:16 World
Pakistan assembly passes bill to give equal rights to tribes

The legislation, pushed by the ruling party, envisages administratively merging the semi-autonomous tribal regions bordering Afghanistan into the northwestern Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province for the first time in the 70 years since Pakistan's creation.

15:45 World
Vivid Sydney: World's most incredible light festival turns 10

This, coupled with dwindling tourist numbers over the colder months, made the city feel like a ghost town after dark. Something needed to be done to reinvigorate the streets -- and the winter economy.

15:04 World
US car imports may be the next target for tariffs

The type of investigation, known as Section 232, is the same approach the Trump administration used before it slapped tariffs on steel and aluminum imports earlier this year, citing national security concerns.

14:44 World
Swiss vote on radical sovereign money plan to upend banking system

Unlike virtually all his peers, Decressonniere backs the Sovereign Money initiative, which wants to stop commercial banks from in effect creating money every time they make a loan.

14:02 World
Wallabies prop James Slipper banned after positive cocaine test

Slipper returned a positive test in February, kept confidential as per RA’s illicit drugs policy, then another earlier this month.

12:43 World
Deutsche Bank to cut more than 7,000 jobs

The bank said it would reduce global staffing levels from just over 97,000 to "well below 90,000".

12:02 World
Vivid Sydney: World's most incredible light festival turns 10

Sydneysiders love to nest, you see, and a drop in temperature is the only excuse needed to stay at home and hibernate.

11:38 World
China 'disinvited' from major US military exercise over South China Sea

A Pentagon spokesman said in a statement that "China's behavior is inconsistent with the principles and purposes of the RIMPAC exercise," and it has "disinvited the PLA Navy from the 2018 Rim of the Pacific (RIMPAC) Exercise."

11:16 World
World Cup theft: 'gangster and brother stole trophy in 1966'

London gangster Sidney Cugullere and brother Reg snatched trophy from display case in Westminster church hall before ransom bid, claims Reg’s son.

10:47 World
Irish anti-abortion campaigners dodge Google's ad ban

Campaigners use alternative platforms to promote message on news sites and games.

10:27 World
China's Premier Li says China and Germany uphold free trade

Li said at a joint news briefing at Beijing’s Great Hall of the People with visiting German Chancellor Angela Merkel there was huge potential for cooperation between China and Germany.

10:03 World
U.S. launches auto import probe, China says will defend interests

Higher tariffs could be particularly painful for Asian automakers including Toyota Motor Corp, Nissan Motor Co, Honda Motor Co and Hyundai, which count the United States as a key market, and the announcement sparked a broad sell-off in automakers’ shares across the region.

20:09 World
Wael Abbas: Prominent Egyptian blogger 'arrested'

Heavily armed officers raided Wael Abbas's home in Cairo overnight and took him away blindfolded to an unknown location, according to Gamal Eid.

19:47 World
Olof Palme murder: Swedish police explore 'new lead' in unsolved case

A new investigative report by Filter Magazine has named the likely killer as Stig Engstrom, who died in 2000.

19:00 World
A baby's murder opened a dark chapter in Ireland that still hasn't been closed

She meanders past the grave of her mother, two brothers and a cousin. She visits them often here in Cahersiveen’s Holy Cross Graveyard. But on this day, she is here for someone else.

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