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  • US strike in Somalia 'killed 60 militants'

    The United States conducted its largest air strike in nearly two years against militants in Somalia, killing about 60 Al-Shabaab fighters, the US military said Tuesday. The strike took place Friday in the Harardhere area along the central coast of the Horn of Africa country.

  • US sanctions paramilitary force in Iran

    The US Treasury Department has slapped sanctions on an Iranian paramilitary group along with a network of businesses that were providing it financing, as part of Washington's campaign of maximum economic pressure against Tehran.

  • world largest legal marijuana marketplace in Canada

    World’s largest legal marijuana marketplace

    Canada is now the largest country with a legal national marijuana marketplace as sales began in Newfoundland.

  • Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen dies

    Billionaire Paul Allen, who founded US software giant Microsoft with Bill Gates in the 1970s, died Monday after his latest battle with cancer. He was 65. Allen died just two weeks after publicly revealing that the non-Hodgkin's lymphoma he fought into remission nine years ago had returned. The incurable cancer affects white blood cells.

  • US judge dismisses porn star's case

    President Donald Trump scored a legal victory Monday against porn star Stormy Daniels when a federal US judge rejected her defamation suit against him.

  • 'India will soon find out'

    President Donald Trump on Wednesday said that India "will soon find out" about his decision on the punitive CAATSA sanctions after India signed a $5 billion deal to purchase the much-vaunted S-400 air defence system from Russia.

  • 'Michael' wreaks havoc in Florida

    Michael weakened to a tropical storm yesterday after wreaking havoc along Florida's Gulf Coast, flooding homes and streets, ripping away roofs and snapping trees and power lines as it roared ashore as a raging Category 4 hurricane.

  • Victims must show proof: Melania

    US First Lady Melania Trump has spoken out about the #MeToo movement, saying she supports women who have come forward with claims of sexual misconduct, but wants them to offer "hard evidence."

  • War chances with Iran rising

    Former secretary of state John Kerry voiced fear Friday of conflict with Iran after the United States pulled out of a denuclearization

  • Kavanaugh all set for US SC

    The US Senate is expected to confirm conservative judge Brett Kavanaugh as the next Supreme Court justice yesterday -- offering

  • US declares full-on rivalry with China

    In the buzzwords of George W Bush's administration, China needed to become a "responsible stakeholder." For Barack Obama, China

  • Pompeo to meet Kim in fresh visit

    US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo will pay a fresh visit to North Korea on Sunday and meet leader Kim Jong Un, the State Department said.

  • US warns India of sanctions

    The United States has warned India against a planned purchase of S-400 surface-to-air missiles from Russia when President Vladimir Putin's visits New Delhi this week, saying such an acquisition would attract sanctions under US law.

  • Saudi king wouldn't last two weeks without US backing

    President Donald Trump made an undiplomatic remark about close ally Saudi Arabia on Tuesday, saying he warned Saudi Arabia's King Salman he would not last in power "for two weeks" without the backing of the US military.

  • 'Ricin-laced mail' sent to Trump

    Mail addressed to President Donald Trump and the Pentagon was suspected of containing the deadly poison ricin, officials said Tuesday. The US Secret Service said it had obtained a "suspicious envelope" addressed to Trump on Monday, the same day at least two suspicious packages were intercepted at a screening center for Pentagon mail, according to a Defense Department spokesman.

  • Aung San Suu Kyi's honorary citizenship of Canada

    Canada revokes Myanmar leader’s honorary citizenship

    Canada’s Parliament formally strips Aung San Suu Kyi of her honorary Canadian citizenship for complicity in the atrocities committed against Myanmar’s Rohingya people.

  • Mexico disarms entire police force

    Authorities in southern Mexico disarmed and placed under investigation the entire police force in the once-glittering resort of Acapulco on Tuesday, claiming the local cops were infiltrated by drug gangs.

  • 'Another cruel step'

    Rights groups in the United States have slammed a plan by the Trump administration to deny green cards to immigrants who receive public benefits such as food stamps.

  • Trump mulling US base in Poland

    US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he is seriously considering a request from Poland for US troops to be permanently based in the strategically important country on Europe's flank with an "aggressive" Russia. At a press conference, Trump said Poland is offering to pay US $2 billion to help meet the costs of the base.

  • green crab

    Canadian crabs with bad attitude threaten coastal ecosystem

    Canadians are known as friendly folks, but these crabby brutes migrating from Canadian waters are better suited for the hockey rink.

  • Optimism trumps despair, division

    Mayors, governors, entrepreneurs, CEOs, investors and celebrities delivered a double-edged message Friday at the close of a climate

  • Trump lashes John Kerry for Iran meetings

    President Donald Trump lashed out at former secretary of state John Kerry for his meetings with Iran's foreign minister after the Obama-

  • Manafort to cooperate in probe

    President Donald Trump's former campaign chairman Paul Manafort agreed Friday to cooperate in the Russia collusion investigation in

  • Trump says expecting 'positive' Kim letter

    US President Donald Trump said Friday he was expecting a "positive" new letter from North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, indicating that

  • US military investing $2b for 'AI Next'

    The Pentagon's research wing said Friday it was investing $2 billion to develop a new generation of artificial intelligence with "human-

  • Trump demands criminal probe

    Donald Trump on Friday urged his attorney general to investigate the anonymous author of a damning op-ed, escalating his long-

  • US sends Iran messages 'every day' for talks: Rouhani

    The United States constantly sends messages to Iran to begin negotiations, Iranian President Hassan Rouhani said yesterday in a speech


    President Donald Trump rails against it all the time. But what is it? And does it even exist?

  • Bob Woodward: Trump's aides stole his papers 'to protect the country'

    An incendiary tell-all book by a reporter who helped bring down President Richard Nixon set off a firestorm in the White House, with its descriptions of current and former aides calling President Donald Trump an “idiot” and a “liar,” disparaging his judgment and claiming they plucked papers off his desk to prevent him from withdrawing from a pair of trade agreements.

  • 'Good job Jeff'

    US President Donald Trump on Monday launched a fresh attack on Attorney General Jeff Sessions, accusing him of jeopardising the chances of re-election for two Republican congressmen by bringing criminal charges against them just before the midterm elections.