US fashion brand Michael Kors on Tuesday agreed to buy British shoemaker to the stars Jimmy Choo for almost £900 million ($1.2 billion, 1.0 billion euros). Jimmy Choo -- whose celebrity fans include Beyonce, Lady Gaga, Nicole Kidman and Kate...
Pop singer Justin Bieber on Monday canceled the remainder of his "Purpose" world tour citing "unforeseen circumstances" but gave no specific reasons. The cancellation will affect 14 dates in North America and Asia through Oct. 10. Ticket holders will get...
James Bond is returning to movie theaters in November 2019, producers said on Monday, but they did not say who will play Britain's most famous fictional spy. Eon Productions and MGM studios said in a statement that the 25th Bond...
Lebanese movement Hizbollah said   its fight against militant groups along the eastern border with   Syria was "nearing its end", and called on fighters to surrender. Hizbollah announced a major push on Friday to clear both sides of Lebanon's border with...
Israel began Tuesday to dismantle metal detectors it installed a week earlier at a contested Jerusalem shrine, hoping to defuse a crisis with the Muslim world, including security ally Jordan, the Muslim custodian of the holy site. The removal of...
Saudi Arabia and its allies unveiled a "terrorist" blacklist on Tuesday of 18 organisations and individuals suspected of links with Islamist extremism that they said had ties with regional rival Qatar. The move by the four Arab governments came despite...
Turkey's President Tayyip Erdogan left Qatar on Monday after two days in the Gulf trying to mediate in the worst row among Arab states for years but there was no sign he had made any progress. Saudi Arabia, the United...
Seven civilians, including two children, were killed when a car bomb exploded near a military checkpoint in North Sinai, the Egyptian army said Monday. The explosion happened 200 metres from its military target, "when an Egyptian soldier used a tank...
The US House of Representatives votes Tuesday to slap new sanctions against Russia, a move that limits President Donald Trump's ability to tinker with the penalties and has also triggered uproar in Moscow and Europe. The legislation, which is the...
Polish President Andrzej Duda has signed a bill adopted by the ruling Law and Justice (PiS) party giving the justice minister the power to hire and fire the heads of courts of general jurisdiction in the country. "The president has...
An EU deal with Turkey to stem the westward flow of migrants is working well, and day-to-day bilateral ties are better than rhetoric might suggest, the bloc's top official for relations with neighbouring states said. Austrian Johannes Hahn made the...
Speculation intensified Tuesday that North Korea is preparing another missile launch to coincide with a military anniversary, just weeks after conducting its first successful test of an ICBM that experts warned could reach Alaska. US and South Korean media reports...
Swiss police say a man who injured five people with a chainsaw is still on the loose and a massive manhunt is underway on the Swiss-German border. Swiss public broadcaster SRF reported Tuesday that all-night searches for 51-year-old suspect Franz...
The Australian foreign minister on Tuesday rejected the United Nations refugee agency's allegation that her government reneged on a deal to resettle some refugees who attempted to reach Australia by boat. The UNHCR said on Monday it had agreed to...
Britain's Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson on Tuesday appeared to deny there was any infighting within the governing Conservative party during a visit to New Zealand, where he said the country was near the top of the queue for a...
The Maldivian government Tuesday defended its controversial deployment of troops to block opposition legislators entering parliament, saying the move was part of security measures undertaken for a visiting dignitary. On Monday President Abdulla Yameen ordered troops to evict legislators and...
President Donald Trump will nominate former Republican Congressman Peter Hoekstra to serve as the U.S. ambassador to the Netherlands. Hoekstra previously served as chair of the House Permanent Select Committee on Intelligence and was the ranking Republican on the Committee...
A suicide bomber struck near a police team in the eastern city of Lahore Monday killing at least 26 and wounding another 54, many of them police officers. An outlawed Taliban faction claimed responsibility. Senior police officer Haider Ashraf said...
Google's parent company Alphabet can easily afford the $2.7 billion write-down it's taking to cover a big antitrust fine in Europe. But it might find it harder to shrug off the rest of the European regulatory assault that's headed...
Japan aims to cut suicides by 30 percent over 10 years, with the government Tuesday approving a plan which seeks to curb extreme work hours seen as contributing to one of the world's highest suicide rates. Japan has the highest...
Three generations of a Mexican immigrant family killed in a flash flood in central Arizona are being mourned, their white caskets placed in a horseshoe around the altar at a Catholic church. The funeral Mass for the 10 members of...
Officials say heavy monsoon rains are lashing western India, including the desert state of Rajasthan, killing at least 16 people this week, with more than 24,000 villagers evacuated to higher ground. Ranvijay Singh, a government official, says hundreds of rescuers...
Philip Morris International Inc. (PMI) (NYSE/Euronext Paris: PM) is planning to invest approximately EUR490 million to transform its cigarette production factory in Otopeni, near Bucharest, Romania into a high-tech facility to manufacture HEETS, the tobacco units used with the...
Europe's main stock markets experienced cautious gains at the start of trading on Tuesday, as investors turned their attention to this week's crucial US interest rate decision. London's benchmark FTSE 100 index of major blue-chip companies was up 0.1 percent...