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Nick Kyrgios admitted "emotions got the better of me" after forfeiting his second-round match with Norwegian Casper Ruud at the Italian Open. The Australian, 24, was in the deciding set when he was given a game penalty, reportedly for swearing, to trail 2-1. He then kicked a bottle, threw down his...
China has threatened to retaliate against US sanctions seen as an attempt to restrict international trade by the Chinese technology giant Huawei. Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said Beijing opposed countries imposing unilateral sanctions on Chinese companies and would take action. The Trump administration on Wednesday effectively blocked Huawei products from...
US President Donald Trump has signed a full pardon for former media mogul Conrad Black. Black, 74, was convicted of fraud and obstructing justice in 2007 and jailed for more than three years in the US. A White House statement described him as an "entrepreneur and scholar". Canadian-born...
Fashion company Kering has announced that it will no longer use models who are under the age of 18. The French luxury group owns several major fashion houses, including Gucci, Saint Laurent and Alexander McQueen. The policy will come into effect in time for the 2020-2021 Autumn/Winter collections, Kering said.
The US has declined to join an international initiative aimed at tackling the spread of terror online. The White House said on Wednesday it supported the Christchurch Call's aims but was "not in a position to join", citing the need for freedom of speech. The comments came as five of the...
A man has been detained in eastern China for giving his dogs "illegal" names, it's reported. According to popular newspaper Beijing News, a dog breeder in his early 30s surnamed Ban in eastern Anhui Province was summoned by the police on Monday, after posting on mobile messenger WeChat that he had two new dogs, named...
Legislators in San Francisco have voted to ban the use of facial recognition, the first US city to do so. The emerging technology will not be allowed to be used by local agencies, such as the city’s transport authority, or law enforcement. Additionally, any plans to buy any kind of new...
North Korea has demanded the immediate return of a cargo ship seized by the US, branding the move an "unlawful robbery". Last week the US justice department accused Pyongyang of violating international sanctions by using the vessel for coal shipments. The ship, the Wise Honest, was first impounded in Indonesia in...
Former Google boss Eric Schmidt has defended the company’s record on multiple controversies: its work in China, its treatment of women, and its tax affairs. The 64-year-old executive, who sits on the board at Google’s parent company, Alphabet, said the tech giant was right to pursue opportunities in China, despite heavy criticism from senior...
A jury in California has awarded more than $2bn (£1.5bn) to a couple who said the weedkiller Roundup was responsible for their cancer. It is the third time that the German pharmaceutical group Bayer has been ordered to pay damages over its glyphosate-based herbicide. The jury ruled the company had...

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