Stories By 'Agence France-Presse'
Belgian musician Tristan Driessens found his inspiration and his calling east of the Bosphorus, becoming one of the West’s few masters of the oud and of Ottoman classical music.
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President Donald Trump has said that there is no need for FBI involvement in the scandal threatening to derail his pick for a coveted place on the US Supreme Court.“I don’t think the FBI should be involved because they don’t want to be involved,” Trump told reporters at the White House.
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China on Wednesday called on the United States to show “respect” in their trade spat and refuted President Donald Trump’s claims that it was meddling in the US midterm elections by taking aim at his political base.
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North Korea’s Kim Jong-un agreed to make a historic visit to Seoul soon and close a missile testing site in front of international inspectors at a summit with the South’s President Moon Jae-in in Pyongyang on Wednesday.
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Japan’s Naomi Osaka pulverised Slovak Dominika Cibulkova 6-2, 6-1 to reach the Pan Pacific Open quarter-finals on Wednesday in her first match since her historic US Open triumph.
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Liverpool turned the page on defeat in May’s Champions League final and showed whey they are even stronger candidates to win a sixth European Cup this season as they launched their campaign in style against Paris Saint-Germain (PSG).
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The latest round of tariffs that US President Donald Trump has imposed on China appeared to largely spare Apple and other consumer electronics makers but they face increasing threats from the deepening trade war between the two economic giants.
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European and Asian stocks mostly rose on Wednesday as new tit-for-tat tariffs by China and the United States were seen as lighter than feared, while there were hopes the two sides will avert a damaging trade war.
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The Iranian film for next year’s Oscars has stirred controversy at home both over the choice of a downbeat movie and for taking part in the Hollywood spectacle at a time of tense Tehran-Washington ties.
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