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June 12, 2018 9:30 AM Shoemaker Louboutin wins EU court battle over red soles

LUXEMBOURG: French luxury shoe designer Christian Louboutin won a lengthy EU legal battle over trademarking his signature red-soled high-heeled shoes, the court and the company said on Tuesday. Louboutin took Dutch shoemaker Van Haren to court in the Netherlands in 2012 after Van Haren sold similar shoes, with the Parisian designer insisting he had already 51

June 11, 2018 1:23 PM Spain's conservatives to choose new leader in July

MADRID: Spain's conservative Popular Party will choose a new leader in late July, its outgoing head Mariano Rajoy said on Monday, 10 days after he was ousted as premier. A major figure within Spanish politics for the past 14 years, Rajoy was unseated after losing a parliamentary vote of no confidence on June 1, later saying he would stand down as head of the PP. But he will stay on as PP chief 43

June 8, 2018 1:26 AM UN Security Council sanctions six human traffickers operating in Libya

UNITED NATIONS, United States: The United Nations Security Council on Thursday slapped sanctions on six leaders of human trafficking networks operating in Libya, a first for the world body, diplomats said. The process moved ahead when Russia "lifted its hold placed on the Dutch proposal" to include the six people on the sanctions blacklist, a diplomat 70

June 6, 2018 11:02 AM Nato rejects Qatar membership ambition

BRUSSELS: Nato on Wednesday declined an overture by Qatar to join the Western military defence alliance, saying membership was reserved to the United States and Europe. It was responding to a comment by Qatar's defence minister on Tuesday that his country's long-term strategic "ambition" was to join Nato. "According to Article 10 of the Washington Treaty 33

June 5, 2018 8:15 AM FROM MOSCOW TO SAMARA: A JOURNEY THROUGH WORLD CUP CITIES AND VENUES

MOSCOW (dpa) – From the majestic Moscow to the quiet Saransk, from the historic Revolution in Saint Petersburg to the blood spilt in Stalingrad: Russia’s history is as vast as the country itself, with its 17 million square kilometres that span 11 time zones. The Russia 2018 World Cup is set to be played in 11 cities and 12 stadiums, all of them in the country’s 33

June 1, 2018 6:34 AM Italy needs to work harder, be less corrupt: Juncker

BRUSSELS: European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker has said Italians need to work harder, be less corrupt and stop blaming the EU for the problems of the country's poor south. The controversial comments were immediately followed by a demand by European Parliament President Antonio Tajani, an Italian, for a denial from Juncker, warning on Twitter 49

May 30, 2018 1:48 PM OECD seeks to calm fears over Italy turmoil

PARIS: The OECD on Wednesday sought to calm concerns over political chaos in Italy that has sent global markets into a tailspin and raised the spectre of a fresh eurozone crisis. "Italy is part of Europe and part of the euro, and it will remain so," Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development's chief Angel Gurria told reporters at the body's 18

May 25, 2018 1:08 AM Trump pardons boxer Jack Johnson, first black heavyweight champ

WASHINGTON: US President Donald Trump on Thursday issued a posthumous pardon to Jack Johnson, the first black heavyweight boxing champion, who was sent to prison a century ago in a racially charged case. Trump said Johnson, the "Galveston Giant", was the victim of what "many viewed as a racially motivated injustice". Johnson, who held the heavyweight 69

May 14, 2018 12:05 PM Dismissal of Turkey academics creating 'climate of fear': HRW

ISTANBUL: Human Rights Watch on Monday said the dismissal of thousands of academics by the Turkish government after the 2016 failed coup was undermining academic freedoms and creating a 'climate of fear' on campus. "The Turkish government's crackdown is targeting academics and damaging its universities," said Hugh Williamson, Europe and Central Asia director 60

May 4, 2018 8:36 AM Abbas reelected head of Palestine Liberation Organization

RAMALLAH, Palestinian Territories: President Mahmud Abbas was re-elected head of the Palestine Liberation Organization Friday, as the veteran leader seeks to strengthen his control over politics in the occupied West Bank. A four-day meeting of the PLO's parliament, the Palestinian National Council (PNC), which was not attended by Abbas's Islamist rivals 54