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Trump's doctor says president 'healthy,' has no cognitive issues

Washington - Donald Trump is expected to remain physically fit for the duration of his presidency and has "no cognitive issues whatsoever," according to full results from his first medical examination released Tuesday.

Pro-separatist Catalan parties back ex-leader for top job

Barcelona - The two largest pro-independence parties in Catalonia said Tuesday they had agreed to nominate sacked regional leader Carles Puigdemont for president, despite his self-imposed exile in Belgium and Madrid's insistence he cannot rule remotely.

Venezuela says rebel pilot killed in police operation

Caracas - Venezuela's government announced Tuesday that rogue pilot Oscar Perez was among seven "terrorists" killed during a bloody police assault to arrest him the day before.

Trump: we want immigrants 'from everywhere' to come to US

Washington - US President Donald Trump said Tuesday he wants immigrants to come to the United States "from everywhere," according to participants at a White House meeting -- a remark in stark contrast with his alleged denunciation of immigration from "shithole coun...

Polish Supreme Court slams 'unconstitutional' govt reforms

Warsaw - Poland's Supreme Court justices on Tuesday denounced the right-wing government's controversial judicial reforms as "unconstitutional", adding their voice to a chorus of criticism at home and abroad.

Italy election campaign descends into race row

Rome - Italy was gripped by a racism row Tuesday as parties from across the political spectrum weighed in on calls to defend the "white race", sparking anger but also drawing support.

Venezuela says rebel pilot killed in police operation

Caracas - Venezuela's government announced Tuesday that rebel pilot Oscar Perez was among seven "terrorists" killed during a bloody police assault to arrest him.

US attorney general: immigration system undermining national security

Washington - US Attorney General Jeff Sessions said Tuesday that national security is being undermined by an immigration system that has allowed hundreds of terrorists to enter, as the White House pressed for a sweeping changes to who can enter the country.

Tycoon-led Czech cabinet loses confidence vote

Prague - The new Czech minority cabinet led by billionaire Andrej Babis lost a parliamentary confidence vote on Tuesday, after lawmakers spurned the populist who has been charged with EU subsidy fraud.

Trump tells Xi US trade deficit with China 'not sustainable': W.House

Washington - US President Donald Trump told Chinese leader Xi Jinping he was disappointed about Washington's deepening trade deficit with Beijing, calling the situation "not sustainable," the White House said Tuesday.

Armenia recognises genocide of Yazidis in Iraq

Yerevan - Armenia's parliament on Tuesday passed a resolution recognising the 2014 genocide of Yazidis by the Islamic State group in Iraq and called for an international probe into the crimes.Jihadists murdered thousands in massacres four years ago.

Romania set for third premier in seven months

Bucharest - Romania's ruling Social Democrats on Tuesday put forward European Parliament lawmaker Viorica Dancila to become prime minister, after power struggles within the party forced out the second premier in seven months."Mrs.

Trump visit set to eclipse Davos meet

Geneva - US President Donald Trump's planned visit to the World Economic Forum in Davos next week will likely eclipse the long list of other movers and shakers set to attend.

Populists target vaccine decree ahead of Italy polls

Rome - Two Italian populist parties running in March elections are promising to scrap a compulsory vaccination law, a hot-button issue after a measles outbreak claimed four lives last year.

Migrant arrivals in Germany down sharply in 2017

Berlin - The number of new asylum seekers in Germany fell sharply last year to 186,000, the government said Tuesday, easing pressure on Chancellor Angela Merkel as debate rages on whether to impose a cap on migration.

Romania looks for third PM in seven months

Bucharest - Romania's ruling Social Democrats met Tuesday to nominate a new prime minister after power struggles within the party forced out the impoverished EU country's second premier in seven months.

Prominent Kosovo Serb politician killed in drive-by shooting

Kosovska Mitrovica - Prominent Kosovo Serb politician Oliver Ivanovic was shot dead in a brazen drive-by shooting on Tuesday that sparked fears of a resumption of ethnic tensions in the volatile region.

Qantas changes website to recognise Chinese territories

Sydney - Australia's Qantas has changed its website classification of Taiwan and Hong Kong from separate countries to Chinese territories after Chinese regulators scolded several foreign firms over similar listings.

Hong Kong democracy activists appeal jail terms

Hong Kong - Hong Kong's leading democracy activists appealed Tuesday against their jail terms in a case seen as a litmus test for the independence of the city's judiciary, which some fear is under pressure from Beijing.

Trump denies he's a racist as Americans honor King

Washington - Americans remembered civil rights hero Martin Luther King on his holiday Monday, a day after US President Donald Trump vehemently denied he is a racist amid an uproar over a reported slur.

Romania's ruling left sinks own govt for second time in a year

Bucharest - Romania's left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate.

Romania's ruling left sinks own govt for second time in a year

Bucharest - Romania's left-wing Prime Minister Mihai Tudose resigned on Monday after losing the backing of his party due to internal power struggles, barely seven months after his predecessor suffered the same fate.

Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot

Caracas - Several people including two police officers were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who bombed Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said Monday.

Guatemala leader 'no ally' in corruption fight: prosecutor

Guatemala City - Guatemalan President Jimmy Morales "is not an ally" in combating corruption, his country's chief prosecutor said Monday, deepening a shadow cast across him for suspected illegal campaign financing.

Germany considers student exchanges to heal East-West divide

Berlin - A suggestion that schools send students on exchange between Germany's former East and West to heal persistent divides sparked debate on Monday, almost 30 years after the country's reunification.

Russia's RT broadcaster accuses France of rejecting journalists

Moscow - Russian state broadcaster RT on Monday accused France's presidency of turning away its journalists, saying employees from its new French-language channel were refused accreditation twice in a week.

Several dead in operation to arrest Venezuela pilot: official

Caracas - Several people, including two police officers, were killed in an operation to capture a helicopter pilot who dropped grenades on Venezuela's Supreme Court during anti-government protests last year, the interior ministry said Monday.

Poland banks on 'dialogue' to solve EU rule-of-law row

Sofia - Warsaw banks on "dialogue" to solve its row with the EU over recent reforms denounced by Brussels as violating the rule of law, Poland's new Foreign Minister Jacek Czaputowicz said Monday.

Trump denies he's a racist as Americans honor King

Washington - Americans remembered civil rights hero Martin Luther King on his holiday Monday, a day after US President Donald Trump vehemently denied he is a racist amid an uproar over a reported presidential slur.

Erdogan says will destroy US-backed Syria 'terror army'

Istanbul - Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Monday threatened to destroy a planned US-backed 30,000-strong border security force in northern Syria, describing it as an "army of terror".
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