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Mexico warns US it will refuse non-Mexican deportees

Mexico - Mexico will not accept deportees from the United States unless they are Mexican nationals, Interior Secretary Miguel Angel Osorio Chong declared on Friday, a day after meetings with top US officials.

Three challenges for Cuba's Raul Castro in his last year

Havana - Raul Castro says he will step aside as Cuba's president a year from now.Here are three challenges facing the island as it prepares for the handover:- Economy -Castro took over in 2006 from his brother Fidel, who died last November.

Op-Ed: Cardboard and empty chairs to primary Republicans and Democrats

This week's piece of lightweight political commentary takes a hard look at the newest craze sweeping the nation: cardboard democracy!

Magistrates to probe France's Fillon over 'fake jobs'

Paris - Francois Fillon, the conservative candidate in France's presidential election, will face a probe by investigating magistrates into claims he gave his family fake jobs, prosecutors said Friday.

Combative Trump promises Americans safety and strength

Washington - President Donald Trump promised Friday to keep America safe from foreign "terrorists" with beefed up borders and a massive military buildup, in a staunchly nationalistic address to conservative supporters."The era of empty talk is over. It's over.

Trump badmouths Sweden, Germany, Paris

Oxon Hill - US President Donald Trump intensified his verbal attacks on Sweden, France and Germany Friday, painting swaths of Europe as a jihadist-infested hellscape.

Swedish PM seeks to cut inflow of foreign workers

Stockholm - Sweden's prime minister said Friday he wants to curb labour migration to the Scandinavian country to provide more jobs for its own unemployed, including refugees accepted in recent years.

Trump blasts FBI for not stopping leaks to media

Washington - President Donald Trump took the unusual step Friday of publicly criticizing the FBI, saying it was failing to stop national security leaks to the media, even from within the agency.

France's Le Pen snubs police interview in 'fake jobs' probe

Paris - French far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen refused Friday to attend questioning by investigating magistrates over claims she broke the rules on the use of European Parliament funds.

Trump fires up German debate on military spending

Berlin - US President Donald Trump's demand for NATO allies to boost defence spending is driving an election-year dispute between Chancellor Angela Merkel's conservatives and their centre-left challengers led by Martin Schulz.

France's Macron takes on critics over 'vague' programme

Paris - France's centrist presidential candidate Emmanuel Macron gave the first clear outlines of his economic programme Friday, promising cuts to public spending and an assault on unemployment.

S.African police fire rubber bullets at anti-immigrant march

Pretoria - South African police fired rubber bullets, tear gas and stun grenades to break up violent clashes between local protesters and migrants in Pretoria on Friday at an anti-immigration march.

136 Turks with diplomatic status sought asylum in Germany: ministry

Berlin - More than 130 Turkish diplomats, soldiers and their family members have sought refuge in Germany since last July's failed coup, according to German government data in documents seen by AFP on Friday.

Crowds gather for S.Africa anti-immigration march

Pretoria - At least 300 people gathered for an anti-immigration march in the South African capital Pretoria on Friday, as President Jacob Zuma condemned xenophobic violence that has targeted shops and homes.

Democrats set to pick leader in new Trump era

Washington - US Democrats, licking their wounds from last year's election debacle, will pick a new leader Saturday to take the fight to President Donald Trump and his Republicans.

Dutch immigrants' party challenging the far-right

Den Haag - With anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders topping the polls ahead of next month's elections, one small group is hoping to buck the trend: the country's first party led by immigrants.

Balkan war criminals welcomed back to public life

Belgrade - Jailed for committing atrocities in the conflict-riven 1990s, Balkan war criminals are being welcomed back to the limelight, resuming political posts, advising top officials and preaching in church.

Transgender students decry 'dangerous' Trump decision

Activists, parents and transgender students vowed to resist the Trump administration's "dangerous" reversal of federal protections of bathroom rights, warning it risked exposing young people to hate-fueled violence.

French socialist wins new backing in presidential race

Paris - Socialist candidate Benoit Hamon picked up new backing Thursday in the rollercoaster French presidential race, as the nation's left aims to forge a united front with polls just months away.

Bosnia appeals UN ruling clearing Serbia of genocide

Sarajevo - Bosnia on Thursday asked the United Nations' top court to review its 2007 ruling that cleared Serbia of genocide during the 1990s civil war.

Albanian opposition party vows to block parliament

Tirana - Albania's main opposition party said Thursday that it would boycott parliament in its efforts to oust Socialist Prime Minister Edi Rama ahead of elections in June.

Why does the capture of Syria's Al-Bab matter?

Istanbul - The Syrian town of Al-Bab was for three years a key jihadist stronghold in northern Syria, whose capture Ankara hopes will give Turkey greater influence over the postwar shape of the country.

Topless Femen activist disrupts speech by France's Le Pen

Paris - A topless protester burst into a hall where French far-right leader Marine Le Pen had just begun delivering a foreign policy speech on Thursday, shouting "Marine, Pretend Feminist".

Berlusconi lunch on auction to help Italy quake victims

Rome - Fancy a lunch with Silvio Berlusconi, the billionaire media tycoon and disgraced ex-prime minister of Italy? You'll be helping the country's earthquake victims if you're ready to pay the price.

Turkey says 2,000 Syrian families set for citizenship

Ankara - Istanbul authorities on Thursday said 2,000 Syrian families in the city could be set for Turkish citizenship but the government insisted approval would only come after an April referendum on boosting the president's powers.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyer

Hong Kong - Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said Thursday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyer

Hong Kong - Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said Thursday.

Hong Kong 'Snowden refugees' sought by Sri Lanka agents: lawyer

Hong Kong - Sri Lankan refugees who sheltered fugitive whistleblower Edward Snowden in Hong Kong have been targeted by agents from their home country, a lawyer and legislators said Thursday.

Anti-Islam MP Wilders halts public activities after security scare

Den Haag - Anti-Islam Dutch MP Geert Wilders and his far-right Freedom Party suspended all public activities Thursday after a police agent was arrested for allegedly leaking information about him to a Moroccan gang."Very disturbing news.

Ex-IMF chief Rato handed 4.5 years in jail for embezzlement

Madrid - Former IMF chief Rodrigo Rato was handed a jail sentence of four years and six months Thursday for misusing funds when he was the boss of two Spanish banks.
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