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French joining EgyptAir black box search

CAIRO -- A week after EgyptAir flight MS804 crashed into the Mediterranean, French marine search company ALSEAMAR has joined the hunt for the black boxes.

ALSEAMAR will use state-of the art "intelligent buoys" and acoustic listening devices. Its Alsen Detector-6000 system can detect acoustic pingers of flight data recorders at an extremely long detection range of 4 to 5km.


June 1: World’s longest rail tunnel opens

BERN -- The Gotthard Base Tunnel, a 57km rail link under the Swiss Alps, allows
trains to travel at up to 250km/h, reducing travel time across Europe.

Trump secures Republican nomination target

WASHINGTON -- Donald Trump has passed the 1,237-delegate threshold necessary for securing the Republican presidential nomination. Trump now has 1,239 delegates.


Brent trades above $50 – first time in 7 months

LONDON -- Brent crude – the global benchmark for oil – broke through the $50-a-barrel mark for the first time since November, boosted by a fall in U.S. stockpiles.

World Agenda for June available now

LONDON -- Each month Graphic News moves a World Agenda -- an illustrated diary of upcoming events -- in both print format and as a responsive screen version.


Iraq launches Operation Break Terrorism

BAGHDAD -- Iraqi Security Forces with Shiite and Sunni militias, backed by U.S. air power, have launched an offensive to drive so-called Islamic State from Fallujah.

Austria’s far-right candidate narrowly defeated

VIENNA -- Growing disillusionment with the European Union has led to right-wing parties achieving electoral success in a growing number of European nations.


Jaguar F-Pace expected to be best-seller

LONDON -- Packed with state-of-the-art technology and driving aids, Jaguar’s new F-Pace SUV is expected to become the British brand’s top selling model.

Superbugs will “kill every three seconds”

LONDON -- Superbugs will kill someone every three seconds by 2050 unless the world acts now, the hugely influential Review on Antimicrobial Resistance reports.


Shorebirds pay bill for Arctic warming

NEW YORK -- Findings published in Science by an international team of researchers find shrinkage of animal body size of arctic breeding birds is linked to climate change.

London's Big Ben clock tower to fall silent

LONDON -- The famous chimes of London’s Big Ben are to fall silent in 2017 as part of a $42 million project to prevent its mechanism from failing.


Jun 16-19: U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club

PITTSBURGH -- The U.S. Open returns to suburban Pittsburgh for a record ninth time, where the course is now wide open and windy since the removal of 15,000 trees.

Jun 10: F1 Canadian Grand Prix

MONTREAL -- Held on the street circuit at the city’s artificial Île Notre Dame in the middle of the St Lawrence River, its one of the fastest and most dramatic races of the season.


Jun 3-26: Copa America celebrates 100 years

EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ -- To mark the 100th anniversary of the world’s oldest international football tournament, Copa America will be played outside of South America for the first time.

May 28: UEFA Champions League final

MILAN -- Real Madrid take on fierce city rivals Atletico Madrid in a repeat of the 2014 final,when Real won a record 10th European Cup trophy.


Jun 10-Jul 10: Security boosted for Euro 2016

PARIS -- France is ramping up security for the tournament, deploying thousands of security officials at matches and “fan zones” across the country.

Aug 5-21: New tests reveal Olympic doping

RIO DE JANEIRO -- A number of events could be missing major contenders, with over 30 athletes facing a ban after new doping tests were carried out on samples from Beijing 2008.


May 26-29: F1 Monaco Grand Prix

MONTE CARLO -- Home Grand Prix for many of the drivers on the grid, the narrow road circuit hosts one of the oldest, most prestigious and glamorous races in motor sport.

May 22: Djokovic seeks elusive Roland Garros

PARIS -- Novak Djokovic, the world No. 1 who already has one Grand Slam and two Masters titles in 2016, has yet to win the only Grand Slam tournament on clay.


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