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CNN uses sketch artist at no-camera White House briefing

Washington - US media went back to the past on Friday to cover the daily White House press briefing, after President Donald Trump's administration banned cameras from the event.

Venezuelans rally in anger at death of young protestor

Caracas - Venezuelan demonstrators blocked streets Friday in protests over the death of a young man shot by police during an anti-government rally the night before.

Small Christian party to join talks on forming Dutch govt

Den Haag - Four parties agreed Friday to try to form the next Dutch coalition government, on the 100th day of tortuous stop-start negotiations following March elections.

CIA knew in August that Putin sought to boost Trump: report

Washington - The CIA had top-level intelligence last August that Russian President Vladimir Putin personally ordered an operation to help Donald Trump win the US presidential race, the Washington Post reported on Friday.

Russian panel says opposition head 'ineligible' for election

Moscow - Russian opposition leader Alexei Navalny, who is gearing up to run for the presidency, is ineligible to stand for office, the country's central electoral commission announced Friday.

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

Brussels - EU leaders warned Friday that Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May made what she insisted was a "fair" offer.

Germany warns Turkey against meddling in religious affairs

Berlin - Berlin on Friday warned Ankara against interfering in how people in Germany practised their religion, as a new row erupted over a new "liberal" mosque in the German capital.

EU leaders slam Britain's Brexit citizens plan

Brussels - EU leaders warned Friday Britain's plans to protect the rights of European citizens post-Brexit risked leaving them worse off, after Prime Minister Theresa May gave what she insisted was a "fair" offer.

N. Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over Warmbier death

Seoul - North Korea on Friday accused the US of waging a "smear campaign" over the death of a student who was sent back home in a coma, denying he was tortured or abused.

Kremlin woos bloggers but YouTube generation is not 'selling out'

Moscow - Russian authorities may have succeeded at quashing dissent on television and mass media but a new generation of voters has found a way to still get relevant news: on YouTube.

Macron government takes tough line on Calais migrants

Calais - French President Emmanuel Macron's new government took a tough line on Calais migrants Friday, with his interior minister saying he does not want the northern port to become an "abscess".

Female Japan politician resigns after attacking male aide

Toukyo - A female Japanese politician has resigned after an audio tape emerged of her violently attacking a male secretary, and reportedly threatening to crush his head with a lead pipe.

North Korea accuses US of 'smear campaign' over student's death

Seoul - North Korea on Friday accused the United States of waging a "smear campaign" over the death of an American student who was detained for more than a year and sent back home in a coma.

Top Khmer Rouge leader denies genocide at close of UN-backed trial

Phnom Penh - One of the top surviving leaders of Cambodia's ruthless Khmer Rouge regime on Friday denied genocide charges and rejected the label of "murderer" in forceful closing remarks at a lengthy UN-backed trial.

China's Xi visit to Hong Kong confirmed: report

Hong Kong - President Xi Jinping will come to Hong Kong next week to mark 20 years since the city was handed back to China by Britain, local media said, in a visit that will be incendiary to activists.

Trump nominates NFL team owner as envoy to Britain

Washington - US President Donald Trump announced Thursday he will formally nominate Republican fundraiser and American football team owner Woody Johnson to be his ambassador to Britain.

Disgraced S. Korean leader's friend Choi jailed for three years

Seoul - The woman at the centre of South Korea's corruption scandal, Choi Soon-Sil, was handed a three-year jail term for bribery Friday in the first of a string of criminal cases against a figure dubbed the "female Rasputin".

Deaths from Venezuelan anti-government protests up to 75

Caracas - A 22-year-old man was shot dead on Thursday during an anti-government protest in Caracas, becoming the 75th victim in three months of unrest over the rule of President Nicolas Maduro.

US heavily armed, but many ambivalent about it: survey

Washington - A country armed with nearly one pistol, rifle or shotgun for every citizen, the United States has a worldwide reputation for being gun-crazy.

Spanish lawmakers reject Catalan independence referendum

Madrid - Spanish lawmakers on Thursday as expected threw out a Catalan bid to hold an independence referendum which a court had already ruled illegal.

US student jailed by N.Korea laid to rest in Ohio

Cincinnati - Mourners turned out in droves to pay their final respects Thursday to Otto Warmbier, the US student imprisoned for more than a year by North Korea and sent back home in a mysterious coma that proved fatal.

Germany clears gays convicted under Nazi-era law

Berlin - Germany's parliament voted Thursday to quash the convictions of 50,000 gay men sentenced for homosexuality under a Nazi-era law which remained in force after the war and offer compensation.

EU agrees to extend Russia economic sanctions

Brussels - EU leaders agreed Thursday to roll over damaging economic sanctions against Russia for another six months because Moscow has failed to meet its Ukraine ceasefire commitments, EU president Donald Tusk said."Agreed.

'Dreamer' Tusk imagines Brexit reversal

Brussels - European Union President Donald Tusk channelled rocker John Lennon's "Imagine" Thursday as he said he hoped Britain might still stay in the bloc.

'Dreamer' Tusk imagines Brexit reversal

Brussels - European Union President Donald Tusk channelled rocker John Lennon's "Imagine" Thursday as he said he hoped Britain might still stay in the bloc.

Peru economy minister quits in scandal

- Peru's economy minister became the latest casualty of a scandal over alleged influence-peddling in the major mineral-exporting country as he quit after losing a confidence vote.

Senate Republicans unveil US health bill -- but lack votes to pass it

Washington - US Senate Republicans on Thursday unveiled a revamped health care plan aimed at fulfilling President Donald Trump's pledge to repeal Obamacare, but a revolt by four conservatives put the bill in immediate jeopardy.

Germany ends state funding for far-right NPD party

Berlin - German lawmakers voted Thursday to cut off public financing for extremist parties, a measure targeting the far-right NPD after two failed attempts by parliament to ban it.Under German law, every political party receives funding from the state.

France outlines tough new anti-terrorism law

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron's government on Thursday set out a tough new anti-terrorism law that has already faced protests from civil rights groups.

Canterbury: city of faith, students and Brexit anguish

Canterbury - Twelve months after British voters rejected the EU, university cities such as Canterbury are on the frontlines of a political realignment shaped in part by students' revulsion at Brexit.
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