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Ex-CIA chief warned Russia to stay out of election

Washington - Former CIA director John Brennan said Tuesday he became increasingly concerned last summer over contacts between Donald Trump's campaign officials and Moscow, as a Russian effort to interfere with the US presidential election became evident.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions.

Taiwan to make landmark gay marriage ruling

Taipei - Taiwan could become the first place in Asia to legalise gay marriage on Wednesday when a court makes a landmark ruling on whether to allow same-sex unions.

America First: US plans deep cuts to diplomacy and aid

Washington - The US State Department laid out plans Tuesday to put "America first" and to slash Washington's budget for diplomacy and foreign aid by more than 30 percent.

Venezuela leader defies demos, launches constitution overhaul

Caracas - Venezuela's President Nicolas Maduro Tuesday formally launched moves to rewrite the constitution, defying opponents who accuse him of clinging to power in a political crisis that has sparked deadly unrest.

NATO breaks partnership deadlock over Turkey-Austria dispute

Brussels - NATO reached a deal Tuesday to unblock partnerships with around 40 non-member countries which had been paralysed by a dispute between Turkey and Austria, officials said.

Venezuela president rallies backers after deadly unrest

Caracas - Venezuela's government rallied its supporters on Tuesday in defiance of opposition protests after the death toll from weeks of clashes reached 52.

Ten years prison for ex-girlfriend of president Morales

La Paz - President Evo Morales's ex-girlfriend Gabriela Zapata was sentenced to ten years prison on corruption charges on Tuesday, capping a steamy case that also involved allegations of a hidden love child.

In first test, France's Macron opens key labour reform talks

Paris - French President Emmanuel Macron got to work Tuesday on his first major agenda item of overhauling the labour code, meeting with union leaders and bosses on an issue that sparked strikes and protests last year.

Ukraine backs tough TV language rules to limit Russian

Kiev - Ukraine's parliament on Tuesday backed tough limits on the amount of Russian allowed to be aired on television in a step that is likely to raise the Kremlin's ire.

Political princess to courtroom accused: S.Korea's Park

Seoul - The corridors of power were home to South Korea's Park Geun-Hye as a child, de facto first lady, and president. Now she resides at a detention centre, and is addressed as "the accused".

Australia's 'Stolen Generations' facing prolonged trauma

Sydney - Aborigines belonging to Australia's so-called "Stolen Generations" Tuesday accused the government of prolonging their suffering by failing to implement recommendations from a landmark report 20 years ago that investigated the forced removal from their ...

Australia's 'Stolen Generations' facing prolonged trauma

Sydney - Aborigines belonging to Australia's so-called "Stolen Generations" Tuesday accused the government of prolonging their suffering by failing to implement recommendations from a landmark report 20 years ago that investigated the forced removal from their ...

Australia's 'Stolen Generations' facing prolonged trauma

Sydney - Aborigines belonging to Australia's so-called "Stolen Generations" Tuesday accused the government of prolonging their suffering by failing to implement recommendations from a landmark report 20 years ago that investigated the forced removal from their ...

Ecuador at turning point as feisty Correa bows out

Quito - One of the feistiest personalities in Latin American politics, Ecuador's Rafael Correa hands power Wednesday to his quieter ally Lenin Moreno, who is tasked with steering a leftist political flagship through troubled economic waters.

NATO and EU wonder which Trump will turn up

Brussels - Hoping for the best, fearing the worst: EU and NATO leaders are braced for their first meeting with US President Donald Trump on their home turf on Thursday.

China flexes muscle in spy games against US

Bejing - A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they might be spies.

China flexes muscle in spy games against US

Bejing - A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they might be spies.

China flexes muscle in spy games against US

Bejing - A cartoon posted in a dusty alleyway in the heart of Beijing warns passersby not to fall prey to the charms of foreign men: they might be spies.

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

Seoul - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial Tuesday over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the streets and led to her downfall.

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

Seoul - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial Tuesday over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the streets and led to her downfall.

Ousted South Korean leader Park goes on trial

Seoul - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye, grim-faced and brought to court in handcuffs, went on trial Tuesday over a sprawling corruption scandal that saw millions take to the streets and led to her downfall.

Ex-Trump aide Flynn defies Senate subpoena in Russia probe

Washington - President Donald Trump's former national security advisor Michael Flynn defied a Senate subpoena Monday for documents on his links to Russia, saying it came amid a stream of "outrageous allegations" that "feed the escalating public frenzy against him.

Branstad, friend of Beijing, confirmed as US envoy to China

Washington - The US Senate on Monday confirmed Iowa Governor Terry Branstad as the next ambassador to Beijing, providing President Donald Trump with an envoy whose decades-long connection to China could smooth relations between the global powers.

Ousted S. Korean leader Park faces trial

Seoul - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye went on trial Tuesday over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall.

Ousted S. Korean leader Park faces trial

Seoul - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye went on trial Tuesday over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall.

Ousted S. Korean leader Park faces trial

Seoul - South Korea's ousted president Park Geun-Hye went on trial Tuesday over the massive corruption scandal that led to her downfall.

Presidential corruption crisis eases slightly for Brazil's Temer

Bras - Brazilian President Michel Temer warned opponents Monday he will not go without a fight as he won more breathing space in a corruption crisis sparking calls for his resignation.

Spanish PM accuses Catalan separatists of 'blackmail'

Barcelona - Spain's prime minister on Monday accused Catalonia's separatist government of blackmail after a newspaper reported it was planning to declare independence unless Madrid allows the wealthy region to hold a referendum on secession.

Fresh Venezuela clashes after man set alight

Caracas - Doctors rallied in Venezuela Monday in the latest street protests against President Nicolas Maduro, as a young man lay in hospital after being set on fire by an angry crowd.
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