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Top DJ Avicii dead at 28

Top DJ Avicii dead at 28
New York - 

Avicii, one of the world's most successful DJs who helped lead the global boom in electronic music, died Friday in Oman, his representative said. He was 28.

'Outpouring of love' as America mourns Barbara Bush

'Outpouring of love' as America mourns Barbara Bush
Washington - 

Former president George H.W. Bush thanked fellow Americans Wednesday for their "outpouring of love" following the loss of his wife of seven decades, Barbara, saying the tributes flowing in for the one-time first lady were "lifting us all up."

France immigration bill sows seeds of dissent in Macron party

France immigration bill sows seeds of dissent in Macron party
Paris - 

The French parliament votes Friday on a tough immigration bill that has sparked rumblings of revolt within President Emmanuel Macron's party, with several MPs openly challenging his plans to speed up deportations of failed asylum-seekers.

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users

Facebook confirms it collects data beyond users
San Francisco - 

Facebook, embattled in a scandal over the mishandling of user data, confirmed Monday that it also collected information from people beyond their social network use.

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron

France convinced Trump to stay in Syria, says Macron
France - 

French President Emmanuel Macron said Sunday that Paris had convinced Donald Trump to stay engaged in Syria "for the long-term" -- but just hours later the White House responded by saying it wanted US forces there "to come home as quickly as possible".

China launches website to report foreign spies

China launches website to report foreign spies

Beijing - 

China has stepped up its campaign against foreign espionage with a website in Mandarin and English encouraging people to report national security threats such as bids to "overthrow the socialist system".

Trump pick for top diplomat: No more 'soft policy' on Russia

Trump pick for top diplomat: No more 'soft policy' on Russia

Washington - 

President Donald Trump's pick for top US diplomat will tell senators Thursday that if confirmed he will get tough on Russia, address flagging morale and fill vacancies at the State Department -- in addition to helping the agency revive its "swagger." 

New Zealand halts new offshore oil and gas exploration

New Zealand halts new offshore oil and gas exploration

Wellington - 

New Zealand is halting all new offshore oil and gas exploration to become a global leader in the fight against climate change, the centre-left government said Thursday, but opponents accused it of "economic vandalism".



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