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FIFA boss visits Ghana to strengthen ties

The Ghana Football Association (GFA) on Sunday announced FIFA President Gianni Infantino will pay Ghana a one-day working visit on Monday. The...
Oscar

89th Oscar award ceremony ends in “surprise”

The 89th Academy Awards "surprised" the audience Sunday night by being not so political, not so white and not so right. The ceremony was...
video

“Salesman” wins Best Foreign Language Film Award of 89th Oscars

Directed by Iranian Asghar Farhadi, "The Salesman" won the Best Foreign Language Film at the 89th Oscars here on Sunday. "The...
video

“Moonlight” finally wins Best Picture of 89th Oscars after presenters’ mistake

"Moonlight" received an unexpected surprise by winning the Best Picture of the 89th Academy Awards here on Sunday, after "La La Land" had been...
video

“Zootopia” wins Best Animated Feature Film at Oscars

The 89th Academy Awards honored "Zootopia" as the Best Animated Feature Film of the year here on Sunday. "Zootopia" is a 3D...
Academy

Damien Chazelle wins Best Director Award of 89th Oscar

Damien Chazelle, the 32-year-old director of "La La Land", won the Best Director at the 89th Academy Awards here Sunday. As a...
Oscar

Casey Affleck wins Best Actor Award of 89th Oscars

Casey Affleck won the Best Actor at the 89th Academy Awards for "Manchester by the Sea". His portrait of a struggling handy man made...
Emma Stone

Emma Stone wins Best Actress Award of 89th Oscars

Emma Stone from "La La Land" won the Osacr Best Actress in a Leading Role. "I still have a lot of growing...
Nokia

Nokia launches new smartphones ahead Mobile World Congress

Finnish Nokia launched its new mobile phones in Barcelona during this weekend ahead of the official opening of the Mobile World Congress (MWC). ...
Viola Davis

Viola Davis wins Best Supporting Actress Award for “Fences”

The Best Supporting Actress of the 89th Academy Awards went to Viola Davis on Sunday for her role as a mother and a wife...
Mahershala Ali

Mahershala Ali wins Best Supporting Actor Award for “Moonlight” at Oscars

Marshal Ali won the best supporting actor on Sunday at the 89th Oscars for his role in coming of age drama "Moonlight." ...
RioCarnival

Bolivia, Venezuela kick off carnival season with parties to rival Brazilian ones

While much of the world's attention is focused on Rio de Janeiro in Brazil during the Carnival season, smaller parties have got into high...
ZTE

ZTE unveils world’s first smartphone with 5G technology

Chinese telecoms company ZTE unveiled on Sunday Gigabit Phone, the world's first smartphone with 5G technology, in Barcelona, the host city of the...
Colombia

Colombia warns against ceasefire if ELN continues to attack

The Colombian government warned Sunday that a ceasefire with the National Liberation Army (ELN) guerrilla group would not happen if the ELN continued to...
Gallup

Americans’ approval rating of UN slides

A majority of Americans, or 60 percent, say the United Nations (UN) is doing a "poor job" in solving the problems it faces, up...
Badminton Association of Ghana

Mauritius takes 2017 Uganda International Badminton Open championship

Mauritian George Julien Paul has won the men's singles title at the 2017 Uganda International Badminton Open Championship that ended on Sunday. ...
Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Ibrahimovic scores twice to earn Manchester United fifth League Cup

Zlatan Ibtrahimovic scored twice, including an 87th-minute winner, as Manchester United edged Southampton 3-2 in the League Cup final at Wembley on Sunday. ...
Yu Chengdong, CEO of the Consumer BG of Huawei introduces Huawei P10 Plus during the launch ceremony ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2017 in Barcelona, Spain on Feb. 26, 2017. China's technology giant Huawei launched its P10 and P10 Plus devices ahead of the Mobile World Congress 2017 here on Sunday. (Xinhua/Lino De Vallier)

Huawei unveils new devices P10, P10 Plus in Barcelona

Chinese company Huawei launched in Spain's northeastern city of Barcelona on Sunday the P10 and P10 Plus on the occasion of the Mobile World...
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG)

PSG take away Classico victory, Saint-Etienne slide again in French Ligue 1

Defending champions Paris Saint-Germain remained in the title race with a 5-1 lopsided road victory over Marseille in the Classico, while Saint-Etienne suffered their...
Algerian army

3 policemen injured in suicide bomb attack in eastern Algeria

Three police officers were injured late on Sunday as a suicide bomber blew himself out near a police station in the eastern province of...
video

Italy’s Viareggio Carnival held with political satire highlighting floats

The over century-old annual Viareggio Carnival is being celebrated here with spectacular floats and masquerades, which are hilighted not only with traditional allegories, but...
Iraq

Feb. 26 Middle East news summary at 2200 GMT

TRIPOLI -- A car bomb explosion hit a security check point in eastern Libyan city Benghazi on Sunday, killing two soldiers and injuring four...
Bill Paxto

Actor Bill Paxton dead due to surgery complications

Bill Paxton, the actor's most memorable movie roles such as "Twister", "Apollo 13" and "Titanic," has died at 61 from surgery complications, according to...
Film

African film festival to see special prize for short-film

The guild of African film directors and producers, a Paris based NGO, will reward a short-film with the special Thomas Sankara prize during the...
Palestine, Israel

Israelis believe Gaza policies worsen security

A new poll released on Sunday showed that most of the Israelis believe that the government's policies in the Gaza Strip have undermined security. ...
A specialist inspects the tunnel where Mexico's drug kingpin Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman escaped through, in Almoloya de Juarez, Mexico, on July 14, 2015. Mexican drug lord Joaquin "El Chapo" Guzman could not have escaped from prison without inside help, Interior Minister Miguel Angel Osorio Chong said on Monday, pledging to bring to justice all those involved in the brazen scheme. (Xinhua/Mario V?zquez/MVT) (jp)

Israel says Hamas has 15 cross-border “terror” tunnels

Israeli military officials said Sunday that Hamas has 15 cross-border warfare tunnels that can be used to attack Israel, local media reported. ...
stock market

U.S. stocks close higher amid earnings, data

U.S. stocks closed higher for the week amid earnings reports and treasury secretary's remarks. For the week, all three major indices posted...
IDOMENI, May 24, 2016 (Xinhua) -- Refugees of Idomeni camp wait to be bused to other destinations at the border of Greece and Macedonia, May 24, 2016. The Greek government has stepped up efforts to gradually evacuate refugees from the squalid makeshift refugee camp of Idomeni at the border of Greece and Macedonia, an official told Xinhua, as people were bused to other destinations on Tuesday. (Xinhua/Yannis Kolesidis/AMNA/pool)

More than 3,500 attacks on refugees in Germany in 2016

A new German report has shown that more than 3,500 attacks on refugees and refugee hostels were committed in 2016, local media Deutsche Welle...

Togo decrees contribution of mining companies to local development

The government of Togo has adopted a decree establishing the contribution of mining companies to local development in the country. According to...
Egyptian soldiers patrol near the sites attacked on Jan. 29, in Arish, North Sinai Province, Egypt, on Jan. 31, 2015. UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Saturday strongly condemned Thursday's terrorist attacks in Sinai, Egypt, of which the death toll rose to 33. (Xinhua/Ahmed Gomaa)

More Egyptian Copts flee Sinai militant attacks

Dozens of Egyptian Copts continued for the third day on Sunday fleeing militants in Arish city of restive North Sinai province to nearby Suez...

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