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  • ANDAM prize is won by Pigalle Paris
    ANDAM prize is won by Pigalle Paris

    The National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts in France has awarded their annual prize to Stéphane Ashpool of label Pigalle Paris. Ashpool, who launched his brand in 2009, wins …

  • Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers
    Military recruits still not using American-made sneakers Associated Press - 15 minutes ago

    New Balance thinks the U.S. military is dragging its feet. Last April, the Department of Defense announced military recruits would start using athletic shoes 100 percent made and manufactured in America, ... … More »

  • Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation
    Iran to US: Nuke deal could result in joint cooperation Associated Press - 17 minutes ago

    In a message to Washington, Iran's foreign minister on Friday called for an end to "coercion and pressure" at the nuclear talks, suggesting a deal acceptable to his country will open the door ... … More »

  • UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war
    UN rights body backs call for accountability in Gaza war Associated Press - 21 minutes ago

    BERLIN (AP) — The U.N.'s top human rights body backed calls Friday for accountability in last year's conflict in Gaza, in which hundreds of Palestinian civilians and six Israeli civilians were killed. … More »

  • Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims
    Britain falls silent for Tunisia attack victims AFP News - 23 minutes ago

    Britain's Queen Elizabeth II and Prime Minister David Cameron led a nationwide minute's silence on Friday, a week after a jihadist gun massacre in Tunisia in which 30 out of the 38 victims were Britons. Flags flew at half-mast as schools, … More »

  • Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations
    Russia mulls new selective sanctions against Western nations Associated Press - 31 minutes ago

    MOSCOW (AP) — Russia will consider new selective retaliatory measures against some specific Western countries, the nation's security chief said Friday, pointing at Finland as a possible target. … More »

  • The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers
    The Latest: Greek PM urges voters to ignore scaremongers Associated Press - 33 minutes ago

    The latest news on Greece's financial woes and its upcoming referendum on Sunday (all times local): ___ 10:50 p.m. Greece's prime minister is urging citizens to vote "no" in Sunday's austerity ... … More »

  • Chile seek 'perfect' defence - Medel
    Chile seek 'perfect' defence - Medel AFP News - 36 minutes ago

    Chile enforcer Gary Medel believes the hosts will have to give a flawless defensive performance if they are to defeat Argentina's star-studded line-up in Saturday's Copa America final. Argentina, spearheaded by their "Fantastic Four" of Lionel … More »

  • Greek campaigns neck and neck before crucial referendum
    Greek campaigns neck and neck before crucial referendum Associated Press - 37 minutes ago

    The brief but intense campaign in Greece's critical bailout referendum ends Friday, with simultaneous rallies in Athens supporting "yes" and "no" answers to a murky question in what ... … More »

  • Monaco bank on Carrillo
    Monaco bank on Carrillo AFP News - 38 minutes ago

    Argentine striker Guido Carrillo signed for Ligue 1 side Monaco on Friday the same day they loaned Colombian marksman Radamel Falcao to English champions Chelsea. Carrillo, 24, signed a five-year contract with Monaco, who paid Argentine club … More »

  • U.N. offers help on simmering Guyana-Venezuela territorial dispute
    U.N. offers help on simmering Guyana-Venezuela territorial dispute Reuters - 39 minutes ago

    By Neil Marks Bridgetown, BARBADOS (Reuters) - U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Friday offered help to resolve a long-running border spat between Venezuela and its South American neighbour Guyana that heated up after oil was found in the … More »

  • Williams v Williams at Wimbledon as Djokovic, Sharapova cruise
    Williams v Williams at Wimbledon as Djokovic, Sharapova cruise AFP News - 50 minutes ago

    Serena Williams set-up a Wimbledon last-16 showdown with sister Venus on Friday after surviving a major third round scare as Novak Djokovic and Maria Sharapova eased into the second week. Top seed Serena, bidding for a sixth Wimbledon title and … More »

  • Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip
    Cuba confirms defection of 2 baseball players during US trip Associated Press - 52 minutes ago

    HAVANA (AP) — Two Cuban baseball players have defected while in the United States for a series of games against U.S. collegians, the island's official sports media confirmed. … More »

  • Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote
    Greeks deeply divided heading into crucial vote Reuters - 54 minutes ago

    By Michele Kambas and Lefteris Papadimas ATHENS (Reuters) - Greeks took to the streets in their tens of thousands on Friday in rival rallies that laid bare the deep divide heading into a referendum that may decide the country’s future in Europe’s … More »

  • Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe& …
    Greece PM urges 'No' vote to 'live with dignity in Europe& … AFP News - 56 minutes ago

    Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on Friday urged thousands of supporters gathered in Athens to vote "No" in the weekend referendum to "live with dignity in Europe". "On Sunday, we are not simply deciding to remain in Europe -- we are deciding to … More »

  • Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder
    Who's John Jay? Scholars urge new look at forgotten founder Associated Press - 59 minutes ago

    KATONAH, N.Y. (AP) — The inner circle of founders has been set for as long as anyone can remember — Washington, Jefferson, Adams, Franklin, Hamilton and Madison. … More »

  • Chile ready to attack Argentina - Sampaoli
    Chile ready to attack Argentina - Sampaoli AFP News - 1 hour 0 minutes ago

    Chile coach Jorge Sampaoli will not abandon his team's trademark attacking style when they face a star-studded Argentina side in the Copa America final, he said on Friday. Argentine-born Sampaoli's teams have forged a reputation for energetic, … More »

  • Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift
    Jefferson's iconic U.Va. Rotunda amid $58 million face-lift Associated Press - 1 hour 1 minute ago

    CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (AP) — Thomas Jefferson's Rotunda at the University of Virginia is ensnared in a spider's web of scaffolding these days, the focus of a $58.3 million renovation of the World Heritage Site. … More »

  • ANDAM prize is won by Pigalle Paris
    ANDAM prize is won by Pigalle Paris AFP Relax - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    The National Association for the Development of the Fashion Arts in France has awarded their annual prize to Stéphane Ashpool of label Pigalle Paris. Ashpool, who launched his brand in 2009, wins around $276,788 in prize money as well as a year's … More »

  • Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution
    Pope to Christians: Put aside divisions amid persecution Associated Press - 1 hour 6 minutes ago

    VATICAN CITY (AP) — Pope Francis appealed on Friday to faithful from all Christian churches to put divisions aside and concentrate on what unites them amid the persecution and slaying of Christians in parts of the world. … More »

  • Iceland decriminalises blasphemy after Charlie Hebdo attack
    Iceland decriminalises blasphemy after Charlie Hebdo attack AFP News - 1 hour 13 minutes ago

    Iceland's parliament on Friday voted widely in favour of decriminalising blasphemy, in the name of freedom of expression in the wake of the Charlie Hebdo attacks in Paris. The bill was adopted after 43 of 63 members of parliament voted in favour. … More »

 
  • Singapore activist sued by PM breaks down in court
    Singapore activist sued by PM breaks down in court

    Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong sued Roy Ngerng in May 2014 over a blog post that accused the 63-year-old leader of misusing money from the state pension scheme, the Central Provident Fund (CPF), a sensitive issue for officials in the city-state known to have the least corrupt government in Asia. The defamation suit is the first ever brought by a Singapore leader against an online critic, but international human rights groups have repeatedly accused Singapore's leaders of using financially ruinous libel actions to silence opponents.

  • Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country
    Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Still no love to Singapore: those who missed the opportunity to catch the film To Singapore, With Love can now do so on DVD. Except — it doesn’t ship to Singapore, but of course. On the film’s Facebook page, it was announced that the controversial documentary by local The post Banned S’pore Film Available On DVD & Streaming — But Not In Its Home Country appeared first on Vulcan Post.

  • Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July
    Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July

    This article originally appeared on Vulcan Post.  Just days after a phishing scam was found to be circulating via email, SingPass has announced measures to tighten up security by introducing improved features as part of the enhanced SingPass. This will be launched on 5 July, the Infocomm Development Authority of Singapore (IDA) said yesterday. SingPass currently serves The post Tighten Up: New Security Measures For SingPass To Launch On 5 July appeared first on Vulcan Post.