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Ex-Ukraine leader urges Trump to end war in east

Moscow - Former Ukrainian president Viktor Yanukovych has urged US President Donald Trump to act to stop the war in eastern Ukraine that he blamed on "irresponsible actions" by Kiev and the West.

Top US envoys to meet Mexico president to calm tension

Mexico - The US secretaries of state and homeland security meet with Mexico's president on Thursday, seeking to ease diplomatic tensions over President Donald Trump's trade and immigration policies.

Trump security advisor McMaster: Gulf War tank battle star

Washington - Lieutenant General HR McMaster is best known for his pointedly titled book "Dereliction of Duty," which blames the jumbled views and weak fighting commitment of US political and military leaders for failure in the Vietnam War.

US targets millions in sweeping deportation plan

Washington - The Trump administration issued tough new orders for a sweeping crackdown on illegal immigrants, putting nearly all of the country's 11 million undocumented foreigners in its crosshairs.

British IS bomber was ex-Guantanamo Bay detainee: report

London - A suicide bomber from the Islamic State group was a British citizen detained at Guantanamo Bay, a family member told The Times newspaper on Wednesday.

Trump denounces 'horrible' anti-Semitic threats

Washington - After remaining silent on the subject for several days, President Donald Trump on Tuesday decried a spate of anti-Semitic threats against Jewish community centers across America as "horrible" and "painful.

Austria detains Ukraine tycoon after extradition ruling

Vienna - Austria arrested one of Ukraine's richest men, a fresh twist for the one-time ally of ousted pro-Russian president Viktor Yanukovych.

Far-right firebrand quits Breitbart over pedophilia remarks

New York - Serial provocateur Milo Yiannopoulos, a conservative firebrand and staunch fan of President Donald Trump, resigned Tuesday from the right-wing news site Breitbart amid a storm triggered by comments in which he seems to condone pedophilia.

Trump critic McCain meets Saudi king

Riyadh - Influential American Senator John McCain, a critic of President Donald Trump, held talks with Saudi Arabia's King Salman on Tuesday, official media said.

Uber hires Holder to probe sexual harassment claims

San Francisco - Uber has hired former attorney general Eric Holder to review workplace conditions after a ex-employee alleged sexual harassment and sexism at the firm.

Trump names H.R. McMaster as national security advisor

Washington - Donald Trump tapped respected Army lieutenant general H.R. McMaster as his national security advisor, hoping to course correct after his first pick resigned and his second turned down the vital post.

At least 11 US Jewish centers get bomb threats

Washington - Nearly a dozen Jewish community centers across the United States received bomb threats that led to evacuations Monday, in the latest wave of such attacks since Donald Trump became president a month ago.

China move puts onus on US in N. Korea impasse: experts

Bejing - China’s snap decision to halt North Korean coal imports -– a key economic lifeline for Pyongyang –- has a broader motive aimed at shaping Donald Trump's as yet undefined policy towards the North's rogue nuclear arms programme, experts say.

China move puts onus on US in N. Korea impasse: experts

Bejing - China’s snap decision to halt North Korean coal imports -– a key economic lifeline for Pyongyang –- has a broader motive aimed at shaping Donald Trump's as yet undefined policy towards the North's rogue nuclear arms programme, experts say.

China move puts onus on US in N. Korea impasse: experts

Bejing - China’s snap decision to halt North Korean coal imports -– a key economic lifeline for Pyongyang –- has a broader motive aimed at shaping Donald Trump's as yet undefined policy towards the North's rogue nuclear arms programme, experts say.

Thousands of anti-Trump protesters say 'not my president'

New York - About 10,000 anti-Trump protesters marched in New York to shouts of "not my president!" Monday, joined by others in cities across the United States on its Presidents' Day holiday.

After Trump comments, the reality of crime and migrants in Sweden

Stockholm - US President Donald Trump's remarks over the weekend that Sweden is paying a high price for its generous asylum policy, including mention of a non-existent terror incident, have baffled Swedes.

France's Hollande warns of fewer jobs if populists take power

M - European countries that vote populists into power will experience a fall in jobs, investment and exports as they pull out of the EU, French President Francois Hollande warned Monday.

Swedish PM 'surprised' by Trump's remarks

Stockholm - Swedish Prime Minister Stefan Lofven said Monday he was "surprised" by US President Donald Trump's remarks linking the arrival of a wave of migrants with a supposed rise in violence in the Scandinavian country.

Mexican mom seeks justice for son killed by US border guard

Juarez - Guadalupe Guereca wants just one thing: "Justice."In a choked voice, the 59-year-old woman recounts the death of her teenage son, fatally shot on Mexican soil by an American policeman standing on the US side of the border.

US 'not in Iraq to seize anybody's oil': Mattis

Baghdad - The United States is not about to plunder Iraq's petroleum reserves, Defence Secretary Jim Mattis, who was in Baghdad Monday, said as he sought to soothe partners rattled by President Donald Trump.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

Wellington - New Zealand's High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

Wellington - New Zealand's High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Kim Dotcom can be extradited to US: NZ court

Wellington - New Zealand's High Court ruled Monday that Kim Dotcom was eligible for extradition to the United States over online piracy allegations linked to his now-defunct Megaupload web empire.

Pence reassures Europe, demands NATO pay up

Brussels - US Vice President Mike Pence told nervous Europeans Monday that Donald Trump will remain committed to transatlantic ties, but warned NATO allies they must boost their defence spending in return.

Pence reassures Europe, demands NATO pay up

Brussels - US Vice President Mike Pence told nervous Europeans Monday that Donald Trump will remain committed to transatlantic ties, but warned NATO allies they must boost their defence spending in return.

Pence reassures Europe, demands NATO pay up

Brussels - US Vice President Mike Pence told nervous Europeans Monday that Donald Trump will remain committed to transatlantic ties, but warned NATO allies they must boost their defence spending in return.

Trump aides in back-door Ukraine peace plan: NYT

New York - President Donald Trump's personal lawyer, a business associate and a Ukrainian lawmaker have drawn up a peace plan for the Russia-Ukraine conflict, presenting the proposal to the administration's former national security advisor, the New York Times rep...

Pence pays somber visit to Nazi concentration camp

Washington - US Vice President Mike Pence paid a somber visit to the former Nazi concentration camp at Dachau, Germany on Sunday, against the backdrop of concerns about a surge of anti-Semitic incidents in the United States since Donald Trump was elected president....

SpaceX rocket blasts off from NASA launchpad with ISS cargo

Miami - SpaceX on Sunday blasted off its Falcon 9 rocket carrying the unmanned Dragon cargo ship, packed with food and supplies for the six astronauts living at the International Space Station.
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First Lady Michelle Obama  wife of U.S. President Barack Obama  holds up a sign Wednesday bearing th...
First Lady Michelle Obama, wife of U.S. President Barack Obama, holds up a sign Wednesday bearing the Twitter hashtag "#bringbackourgirls" in support of the victims of last week's kidnapping at a girls school in Chibok, Nigeria.
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NUCLEAR: World officials including John Kerry of the United States and Javad Zarif of Iran meet about Iran's nuclear program last month at the Beau-Rivage Palace in Lausanne, Switzerland.
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LOCATION; Photo/Graphic shows approximate location of the May 19th oil spill from the Plains All American Pipeline near Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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A meeting between China and the United States to discuss antitrust practices. China has started researching the subject even further with recent events.
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US Defence Secretary Robert Gates.
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A picture of Calgary in the evening.
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Musician 2nd Class Justin Strauss, a member of the U.S. Naval Forces Europe Band, Five Star Brass Quintet, high-fives children following a performance in April this year at the Colin Powell Cultural Center, in Dakar, Senegal.
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Overcrowding in California State Prison.
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Millions of chickens have been killed in an attempt to halt the progress of the H5N2 virus.
Millions of chickens have been killed in an attempt to halt the progress of the H5N2 virus.
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LOCATION; Photo/Graphic shows approximate location of the May 19th oil spill from the Plains All American Pipeline near Refugio Beach in Santa Barbara, Calif.
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REMEMBER WHEN: The price of a first-class postage stamp was 8 cents in 1973.
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Canadian activist Maude Barlow addressing crowd
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BABY IT'S COLD: Soldiers and dump trucks from the Army National Guard in Columbia, South Carolina, dig up tons of rock salt to help local disaster workers prepare for a severe winter storm last February.
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The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
The G20 Deputy’s Meeting and Financial Market Conference in Berlin on May 19-20.
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NIGHT VIEW: Photo shows Independence Square in Kiev, Ukraine's capital, at night in 2011.
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Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage...
Parents of Nigerian schoolgirls kidnapped from a Chibok school last month express sorrow and outrage at a public gathering.
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Book cover of "Crazy Like Us - the globalization of the American Psyche," by Ethan Watters
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A C-17 heavy lift aircraft of the US Air National Guard.
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US and South African soldiers from SA Armour Formation stand in front of a South Africn Olifant Mk1a tank.
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