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  • US scraps UN meeting on North Korea rights

    The United States has dropped a bid to hold a UN Security Council meeting on North Korea's human rights record after failing to garner

  • US accuses Russia of lying to undermine ceasefire

    The United States and Britain accused Russia on Friday of fabricating a story about chemical weapons use by Syrian rebels and warned

  • Comey grilled again in US Congress

    Former FBI director James Comey testified before US lawmakers for the first time in over a year Friday, with much of the discussions

  • Neo-Nazi found guilty of murder

    An American neo-Nazi was found guilty of murder on Friday for killing a woman when ramming his car into counter-protesters at a 2017

  • 'He was dumb as a rock'

    Former US secretary of state Rex Tillerson said Donald Trump was "undisciplined" and repeatedly wanted to break the law -- leading

  • Canada detains Huawei CFO

    The daughter of Huawei's founder, a top executive at the Chinese technology giant, was arrested in Canada and faces extradition to the United States, roiling global stock markets as it threatened to inflame Sino-US trade tensions afresh.

  • Mexico president to scrap his own immunity

    Mexico's new President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Tuesday he was sending a bill to Congress to eliminate presidential immunity, which the anti-establishment leftist says has fueled corruption.

  • No jail time sought for Flynn

    Robert Mueller, the special prosecutor in charge of the Russia election meddling probe, recommended Tuesday that President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn face no jail time due to his "substantial" cooperation with the investigation.

  • Alarmed Trump wants talks with Putin, Xi

    US President Donald Trump on Monday proposed talks with the leaders of China and Russia aimed at halting what he described as an

  • UN cautious as rebels back peace talks

    UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres on Thursday played down hopes for an imminent breakthrough on ending Yemen's brutal war, saying he hoped talks would start by the end of the year.

  • Migrants defy Trump at Mexico border

    Hundreds of Central American migrants staged a boisterous demonstration on the US Mexico border Thursday, screaming for President Donald Trump to let them in as US soldiers and riot police put on a menacing show of force.

  • Ex-Guatemalan soldier gets 5,160 yrs' jail

    A Guatemalan court on Wednesday sentenced a former soldier to 5,160 years in prison for the massacre of 201 peasants during one of the worst atrocities of the Central American nation's civil war.

  • Ivanka used personal email for govt work

    The US president's daughter and senior advisor Ivanka Trump used a personal email account for government business in violation of federal records rules, The Washington Post reported Monday.

  • Trump hits out at Pak over bin Laden capture

    President Donald Trump repeated Monday that Al-Qaeda chief Osama bin Laden, killed by US Navy SEALs in May 2011, should have been captured much earlier, casting blame on his predecessors and Pakistan.

  • White House backs down from legal fight

    The White House said Monday it restored in full the media credentials of CNN reporter Jim Acosta, ending a contentious legal battle, but also warned that he may be ejected again if he fails to abide by new rules being implemented for media events with the US president.

  • Gunman kills 3 at Chicago hospital

    A gunman shot a doctor to death outside a Chicago hospital on Monday before storming the facility and killing a pharmaceutical assistant and a police officer during an exchange of gunfire and dying in the rampage, officials said.

  • Six survive 84-floor lift drop in Chicago

    An elevator inside Chicago's former Hancock building dropped 84 floors before trapping six people inside, local news outlets reported. Rescuers arrived shortly after the fall early Friday morning to cut a hole in the building's wall and free those inside.

  • No plan to extradite Gulen to Turkey: US

    US President Donald Trump said Saturday that he had no plans to extradite Turkish preacher Fethullah Gulen, who is accused by Ankara

  • Democrat concedes to GOP candidate

    Democrat Andrew Gillum announced Saturday he was conceding his hard-fought race for Florida governor to his Republican rival, Ron

  • UN to convene Yemen talks in Sweden soon

    The United Nations intends to convene peace talks on Yemen soon after receiving firm assurances from the parties that they will attend

  • 37 killed in CAR clashes

    At least 37 people were found dead in a town in restive Central African Republic, the UN said Friday, after clashes between Christian and

  • Number of missing soars past 1,000

    The number of people listed as missing in a northern California wildfire jumped past 1,000 as searchers found the remains of eight more

  • Verdict a signal to other perpetrators

    The US has welcomed Cambodia's landmark genocide verdict and said it served as a warning that perpetrators of mass atrocities, "even

  • 28,529 Afghan troops killed since 2015

    The death toll among Afghanistan's security forces is nearing 30,000 since the start of 2015, Afghan President Ashraf Ghani has said, a

  • BITS OF HISTORY (NOVEMBER 17)

    1917: Auguste Rodin, French sculptor of "The Thinker" and "The Kiss", died.

  • 'If he misbehaves, we'll throw him out'

    The White House agreed Friday to allow CNN reporter Jim Acosta back in after a judge ruled that the star journalist was improperly

  • Trump says he has written answers to Mueller's questions

    US President Donald Trump said Friday he had personally written -- though not yet submitted -- answers to the questions put to the White House by Robert Mueller's Russia investigation, while once more assailing the probe as a "witch hunt."

  • Trump names new US ambassador to Saudi

    President Donald Trump on Tuesday tapped John Abizaid, a top US general from the Iraq war who has studied the Middle East for years,

  • Hejbollah leader's son put on US terror list

    The United States on Tuesday branded the son of Hezbollah's leader a "terrorist" subject to sanctions as it offered rewards to capture

  • Death toll hits 50

    Thousands of firefighters battled blazes in northern and southern California on Tuesday as body recovery teams searched the remains of

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