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Monaco: Splashing the cash on the French Riviera

Billionaires’ bolt-hole, playboys’ paradise and, for one week at the end of May, host to the most glamorous motor race in the world. Today, more than 40% (13,400 out of a total population of 30,600) are millionaires with many of their number worth considerably more — there are …

Tennis great to boycott Qantas over same-sex marriage

Joyce later said the incident would not stop him from publicly advocating for same-sex marriage, which is currently illegal in Australia. Margaret Court poses with a bronze bust of herself during the 2015 Australian Open at Melbourne Park. Tennis Australia, the governing body for the sport in Australia, …

Trump scolds NATO allies over defense spending

President Trump’s first foreign trip President Trump’s first foreign trip Trump stands with other world leaders during a NATO photo shoot on May 25. President Trump’s first foreign trip Trump speaks with British Prime Minister Theresa May during a working dinner at NATO headquarters. President Trump’s first foreign …

Greece's ex-prime minister injured in letter bomb attack, police say

Story highlights Lucas Papademos opened the letter bomb while riding in a car, CNN Greece reports Papademos rushed into surgery; driver and a third person also injured in explosion (CNN)Former Greek Prime Minister Lucas Papademos was injured in a letter bomb explosion while riding in a car in …

Kaine, Flake to introduce new ISIS military force authorization

The senators are introducing Thursday an Authorization for Use of Military Force against ISIS, al Qaeda and the Taliban, their second attempt to prod their colleagues to formally vote on the military effort. But their first attempt, introduced in 2015, went nowhere. Congressional leadership has shown no interest …

Trump pushes past Montenegro’s PM

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'24 Frames': Iran's Abbas Kiarostami flourishes after death

CNN sat down with Ahmad Kiarostami in Cannes to discuss the difficult task of finishing his father’s work and his mission to preserve his father’s legacy. What inspired your father to animate still images? He started with paintings. He said: “These painters, they painted one scene. But that’s …

Andy Murray: 'French Open fans are tough on the players'

Wimbledon champion, Olympic gold medalist and world No.1 — Andy Murray could hardly have had a better 2016. In January’s Australian Open, Murray defeated hotshot Alexander Zverev, David Ferrer and Milos Raonic on his way to a fourth Melbourne final against Novak Djokovic. The Serb went on to …

Piracy threat returns to African waters

A recent report from the NGO Oceans Beyond Piracy (OBP) found that piracy is spreading and evolving. Beyond the HRA, attacks surged off the West Coast of Africa with 95 incidents in 2016, up from 54 in 2015. The majority took place in Nigerian waters. The report also …

Trump and Macron exchanged a white-knuckled handshake

Handshakes are a very big thing to this president. Trump seems to view the handshake as a sort of battle of wills and a battle for power all wrapped into one. Trump’s go-to handshake move is the tug-and-pull — as demonstrated in these handshakes with Vice President Mike …