Brussels (AFP) - The EU will unveil proposals for a digital tax on US tech giants on Wednesday, bringing yet more turmoil to Facebook after revelations over misused data of 50 million users shocked the world.
Melbourne, March 21, 2018 (AFP) - - The Formula One season roars into life at the traditional season opener, the Australian Grand Prix, in Melbourne this weekend.
Wellington, March 21, 2018 (AFP) - - Alleged Internet pirate Kim Dotcom failed Wednesday in a bid to drag Barack Obama into in his long-running extradition case during the former US president's visit to New Zealand.
Hanoi (AFP) - The table where former US president Barack Obama famously slurped noodles in downtown Hanoi has been preserved -- chopsticks and all -- under a glass box for eternity, in a move that has attracted legions of bemused diners to the once low-key eatery.
Kabul (AFP) - For days Hamida Barmaki's smiling face stared out over traffic in Kabul, painted in a towering mural near the home of the warlord blamed for her death before it was mysteriously covered over in white.
Daluakani (India) (AFP) - Since he was a boy, Soumyaranjan Biswal has kept a night vigil at the beach near his coastal Indian village where tens of thousands of tiny olive ridley turtles gather to lay their eggs.
Tokyo (AFP) - Japanese condom makers are ramping up preparations ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, seeing a golden opportunity to showcase their world-record ultra-thin products.
Wellington (AFP) - Alleged Internet pirate Kim Dotcom failed Wednesday in a bid to drag Barack Obama into in his long-running extradition case during the former US president's visit to New Zealand.
Melbourne, March 21, 2018 (AFP) - - A refreshed and hungry Lewis Hamilton has declared he's ready to take the new Formula One season by the scruff of the neck -- which is bad news for his long-suffering rivals.
Melbourne (AFP) - A refreshed and hungry Lewis Hamilton has declared he's ready to take the new Formula One season by the scruff of the neck -- which is bad news for his long-suffering rivals.
Washington (AFP) - The US Federal Trade Commission, a consumer and competition watchdog, is investigating Facebook after a major data scandal that affected 50 million users, US media reported on Tuesday.
National's bill to increase the maximum jail sentence for supplying synthetic cannabis has passed its first reading, opposed by Labour but backed by NZ First.
Jerusalem (AFP) - Israel's military admitted for the first time Wednesday it was responsible for a 2007 air raid against a suspected Syrian nuclear reactor, a strike it was long believed to have carried out.
Seoul (AFP) - North Korea has broken its silence on the diplomatic thaw with Washington and Seoul, saying it is driving the "peace offensive" and rejecting suggestions that sanctions forced it to the negotiating table.
Copenhagen (AFP) - The trial of Danish submarine builder Peter Madsen, accused of murdering and mutilating Swedish journalist Kim Wall, resumes Wednesday as prosecutors dispute his account that she died accidentally aboard his vessel.
Sydney, March 21, 2018 (AFP) - - Paul Okon has abruptly quit as coach of A-League side Central Coast Mariners after failing to agree with club officials on the team's "strategic direction".
Sydney, March 21, 2018 (AFP) - - Australian tycoon James Packer abruptly quit Wednesday as director of his gaming empire Crown Resorts for "mental health issues", stepping back from all commitments indefinitely.
Big Bear (United States) (AFP) - World middleweight boxing king Gennady Golovkin accused rival Saul "Canelo" Alvarez of doping on Tuesday, rubbishing the Mexican fighter's claims that he had failed a recent drugs test due to contaminated meat.
The Hague (AFP) - Dutch voters go to the polls Wednesday in local elections with far-right parties seeking gains and all eyes on a referendum on plans to broaden government online spying powers.
Los Angeles (AFP) - The Alliance for American Football on Tuesday announced plans for a new gridiron league, aiming to steal a march on the returning XFL in the bid to woo NFL fans.
Auckland (AFP) - New Zealand received a boost Wednesday, on the eve of the first Test against England at Auckland's Eden Park, with confirmation senior batsman Ross Taylor is fit to play.
The government says a statement on its response to the nerve agent attack in the UK was changed because of an editing error, but National sees other motives.