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  • Not happy with border deal

    President Donald Trump indicated Tuesday that he will walk back his threat to shut the government even if he does not get all the

  • N Korea may have made more nukes

    North Korea has continued to produce bomb fuel while in denuclearization talks with the United States and may have produced enough in the past year to add as many as seven nuclear

  • US CEOs call for laws to protect 'Dreamers'

    More than 100 corporate leaders and other prominent figures on Monday called on US lawmakers to protect immigrants brought illegally to the United States as children.

  • Washington's push gets little traction

    The United States is seeking this week in Warsaw to rally the world behind a vision of the Middle East that includes maximum pressure on Iran and strong backing of Israel, but it is winning little fresh support.

  • 'Prioritise AI'

    US President Donald Trump on Monday signed an executive order asking federal government agencies to dedicate more resources and investment into research, promotion and training on artificial intelligence, known as AI.

  • US lawmaker aplogises over Israel tweet

    Ilhan Omar, one of the first two Muslim women in the US Congress, "unequivocally" apologised Monday after suggesting US support for Israel is fueled by money from a pro-Israel lobby group.

  • Trump undecided on deal to avert another shutdown

    President Donald Trump has not yet decided whether to back a deal hammered out by congressional negotiators to avert another partial government shutdown, the White House said yesterday, putting the future of the agreement that contains funds for US-Mexican border security but not his promised wall in doubt.

  • US top court blocks Louisiana abortion law

    The US Supreme Court on Thursday blocked a Louisiana law that critics say would limit access to abortion in the southern state. The decision was made by a narrow majority -- 5 votes to 4 -- with

  • Bezoz accuses Enquirer of 'blackmail' over intimate photos

    Amazon CEO Jeff Bezos on Thursday accused the publisher of the National Enquirer of blackmail after it threatened to publish intimate photographs sent by the billionaire to his mistress if he did not cease his investigation into how the newspaper got the pictures.

  • Women's brains appear 'years younger' than men's: study

    Women tend to outlive men and stay mentally sharp longer, and a new study out Monday could explain why: female brains appear on

  • US, China in battle of ideology

    In a move that could harden Washington's posture toward Beijing for years, the US intelligence community has characterized relations

  • 2,700 indigenous languages dying

    There's Ojibwe in Canada, Ami in Australia and Ayapanec in Mexico: these are among the world's nearly 2,700 indigenous languages

  • As West turns on him, Maduro flexes military muscle

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro oversees a display of the army's Russian hardware, with anti-aircraft flak and tank rounds pounding a hillside to show military force and loyalty in the face of an international ultimatum for new elections.

  • 15 dead in mudslide at hotel in Peru: Mayor

    A landslide crashes into a hotel during a wedding celebration in southeastern Peru, killing at least 15 people, authorities say.

  • 250 still missing in Brazil

    Communities devastated by a dam collapse that killed at least 37 people at a Brazilian mining complex -- with hopes fading for 250 still missing -- were alarmed by an early morning alert yesterday warning of a possible second breach.

  • 300 feared dead or missing

    Rescuers worked overnight into yesterday searching for around 300 people missing after a dam collapse at a mine in southeast Brazil killed at least nine, but the local governor said "odds are minimal" that they would be found alive.

  • Trump made 8,000 false claims: report

    Donald Trump has made 8,158 false or misleading claims since taking office, according to a media report.

  • Death toll from fuel explosion in Mexico rises to 85

    The death toll from a fiery explosion in central Mexico rose to 85 on Sunday as authorities vowed to hold accountable those responsible for a deliberate fuel-line puncture that drew hundreds of people looking to gather gasoline before it ignited.

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    Facebook removes more pages, accounts

    Facebook Inc said yesterday it had removed hundreds of Russia-initiated pages, accounts and groups that it judged to be involved in coordinated inauthentic behavior on its Facebook and Instagram platforms.

  • UN peacekeeping missions at risk

    The United Nations is struggling with close to $2 billion dollars in unpaid contributions to its peacekeeping budget, with current cash

  • Mueller probe no 'witch hunt'

    Donald Trump's US attorney general nominee Bill Barr pledged Tuesday to protect the investigation into possible election collusion

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    Refugee agency hires guards for Saudi teen's safety

    Amid threats to the safety of Saudi teenager Rahaf Mohammed, who is granted asylum in Canada, the Toronto agency helping her has hired a security guard to ensure "she is never alone" as she starts a normal life, its executive director says.

  • White House asked for options to strike Iran

    The White House's national security team last fall asked the Pentagon to provide it with options for striking Iran after a group of

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    Don't harm Kurds after Syria pullout

    Turkey yesterday said it would not be intimidated by threats after US President Donald Trump warned of devastating economic

  • FBI probed whether Trump secretly worked for Russia

    The Federal Bureau of Investigation opened an inquiry in 2017 into whether US President Donald Trump was working on behalf of

  • Trump touts plan to change H-1B visas

    US President Donald Trump said on Friday he plans changes to the H-1B program that grants temporary visas for specialty

  • US official rules out further waivers on Iran oil imports

    The United States will grant no more waivers for Iranian oil after the reimposition of US sanctions, the US special representative for

  • Monster snowstorm to blanket more than half of United States

    A massive winter storm hit the US Rockies and Plains on Friday then punched east, with snow set to assault a 1,800-mile (1,609 km)

  • Democrat Gabbard to run for US president in 2020

    Democratic US Representative Tulsi Gabbard of Hawaii said in remarks aired by CNN on Friday that she will run for president in 2020,

  • World pressure mounts on 'illegitimate' Maduro

    Venezuelan President Nicolas Maduro started a second term on Thursday, defying critics in the United States and Latin America who called him an illegitimate usurper of a nation where economic chaos has wrought a humanitarian crisis.