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It's happy hour in Dublin and the drinks are flowing, but in Ireland's first "dry pub" patrons are forgoing Guinness and whiskey for non-boozy beers and zero percent wine.
"Like a vulture", which soars from one "rising current to another", the 2017 world distance paragliding champion, Pierre Rémy, hopes to defend his world crown later this year.
Environmental activists stage a protest outside Bayer France headquarters. Members of the anti-capitalist group Attac accuse the company of poisoning biodiversity with its activities.
The Hungarian far-right party Our Homeland Movement (OHM) gathered in the provincial town of Torokszentmiklos, sparking fears among the country's ethnic Roma minority of racially-motivated violence.
Despite the threat of sanctions, preparations are underway in the Russian Arctic for the controversial Nord Stream 2 gas pipeline to start working, starting with the source that will supply the future pipeline: the Bovanenkovo gas field, on the Ya...
Leonardo DiCaprio and Brad Pitt say they had to tap into distant memories of being Hollywood outsiders for their star turns in Quentin Tarantino's new movie, calling it a "love letter" to the industry's dreamers.
A fire-walking custom called Anastenaria practiced in northern Greece to celebrate Saint Constantine and Saint Helen lives on, mixing Christian and pagan tradition.
He's dressed the Pope, Morgan Freeman, Andrea Bocelli and even Nelson Mandela during his career. Stefano Ricci, the Florentine fashion designer, who does not hesitate to sew diamonds on ties, rents the Royal Palace of Caserta, also known as Italy'...
The owner of one of Beverly Hills' most prestigious cigar bars is reacting to the new law banning the sale and consumption of tobacco in this ultra-chic suburban Los Angeles city... except in the private clubs that embody so well the city of stars...
Xavier Dolan and the cast of his film "Matthias et Maxime" step out onto the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. The Canadian director is back in Cannes three years after winning the Grand Prix for "Juste la fin du monde", the competition's se...
South African lawmakers from the African National Congress (ANC), which won 230 out of 400 seats on May 8, are officially sworn in and will formally elect the head of state in the parliament's first post-election sitting.
South African deputies arrive at Cape Town's parliament which is sitting for the first time after the ANC won the May 8 election. Lawmakers are to be sworn in and ANC leader Cyril Ramaphosa elected as national president.
Syrians salvage items from the rubble the morning after overnight air strikes on a market in Maarat al-Numan in Syria's Idlib province as fierce fighting raged for the jihadist-held northwestern region.
Stressed-out Kabul residents say crime is surging in the city, where police are already pushed to their limits attempting to prevent insurgent attacks by the Taliban and other groups including Islamic State.
Thirty years after Saddam Hussein starved them of water, Iraq's southern marshes, which straddle the famous Tigris and Euphrates rivers, are blossoming once more.
Videographic on facial recognition. Amazon shareholders will on Wednesday vote on the company's sale of the controversial technology to US police authorities. San Francisco became the first US city to ban use of facial recognition technology by po...
Toothless and nearly blind, a 99-year-old grandmother refuses to leave her plot of land even after officials demolished her home -- an extraordinary holdout against communist Vietnam's coal expansion projects.
Nepal says it has banned popular Chinese digital wallets Alipay and WeChat to prevent the loss of foreign currency earnings from tens of thousands of Chinese tourists.
Supporters of the pro-EU Liberal Democrats and supporters of Nigel Farage's Brexit Party react after British Prime Minister Theresa May vowed to give lawmakers a vote on holding a second Brexit referendum as part of her final effort to salvage her...
Korean master Bong Joon-ho walks the Cannes red carpet with the cast his film "Parasite" in competition for the Palme d'Or. The tragi-comic tale of a poor family's obsession with a rich one stars Song Kang-ho and Choi Woo-shik.