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China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

Bejing - China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said.

China summons US ambassador over military sanctions

Bejing - China summoned the US ambassador on Saturday to lodge an official protest over sanctions imposed by the United States against a Chinese military organisation for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles, state media said.

Facebook dating service rolling out in Colombia

Apo - Facebook said Friday a dating service it teased early this year is being rolled out in Colombia.

Mexico's 'AMLO' wants two-way deal with Canada if NAFTA fails

Mexico - Mexican President-elect Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador said Friday that his country will seek a bilateral trade deal with Canada if negotiations fall through for a new North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA).

New bombshell revives debate on Trump fitness for office

Washington - Donald Trump faced a new challenge to his authority Friday after US media reported that his deputy attorney general had discussed ways to force him from office on grounds of incompetence, just months into his presidency.

Barbados appoints Ambassador Rihanna

New York - Rihanna is now Ambassador Rihanna, after her home country tasked her with promoting investment and tourism.

UN moves to toughen response to peacekeeper misconduct

New York - The UN Security Council unanimously passed a resolution Friday aimed at toughening the UN response to peacekeeper misconduct following a string of failures by the blue helmets to protect civilians.

US Supreme Court nominee accuser given deadline to decide on hearing

Washington - The woman whose sexual assault allegation threatens to bring down Donald Trump's Supreme Court nominee was given until Saturday afternoon to decide on testifying in the Senate, after the US president claimed her accusation could not be true.

US criticizes treatment of Uighurs in latest China row

Washington - The United States on Friday denounced China's treatment of its Uighur Muslims in unusually strong terms, adding to a growing list of disputes in increasingly turbulent relations between the two powers.

Trump to meet Chile's president for talks on Venezuela

Washington - US President Donald Trump will receive his Chilean counterpart, Sebastian Pinera, late this month for talks on "efforts to restore democracy in Venezuela," the White House said Friday.

Ukrainian leader Poroshenko suing BBC for libel: lawyer

Kiev - Ukraine's President Petro Poroshenko is suing British broadcaster BBC for libel over an article that said Kiev paid $400,000 to secure a meeting with US leader Donald Trump last year.

Three babies slashed at 'illegal' New York childcare center

Washington - Three babies and two adults were slashed during an early-morning assault at a suspected illegal childcare center in New York City on Friday, police said.

China, Russia warn US of consequences over sanctions

Moscow - Moscow and Beijing lashed out Friday at Washington's new anti-Russian sanctions that also target China for the first time, warning the United States could face consequences.

Google staff discussed ways to fight Trump travel ban: WSJ

Washington - Google employees discussed how to counter President Donald Trump's 2017 travel ban by modifying search functions to help people contribute to immigration advocacy groups and contact lawmakers, the Wall Street Journal reported Friday.

Moon's nuclear diplomacy a 'dangerous gamble': analysts

Seoul - South Korean President Moon Jae-in has embarked on a "dangerous gamble", analysts said, after he secured only minimal concessions from Kim Jong Un to reboot the North's nuclear negotiations with Washington.

Kavanaugh sex assault accuser negotiates over US Senate showdown

Washington - Christine Blasey Ford, the woman whose accusation of sexual assault 36 years ago threatens to derail President Donald Trump's conservative Supreme Court nominee, is now willing to testify in a showdown at the Senate Judiciary Committee.

California to limit use of plastic straws in restaurants

Los Angeles - California restaurants will soon stop providing plastic straws unless customers explicitly ask for them, under a new law signed on Thursday by the state's environment-friendly governor.

Trump announces identities of two sets of N. Korea remains

Washington - President Donald Trump on Thursday announced the names of the first two US troops to be identified after dozens of sets of remains were repatriated from North Korea in July.

US hits Chinese unit with sanctions for buying Russian jets, missiles

Washington - The United States hit a Chinese military organization with punishing financial sanctions for buying Russian fighter jets and missiles as it stepped up pressure on Moscow over its "malign activities.

'High uncertainty' hurting global growth, OECD says

Paris - Global expansion is likely to slow as tensions kickstarted by US President Donald Trump's protectionist policies hit world trade, the Organisation for Economic Cooperation and Development said Thursday.

US pressuring German firms 'daily' over Iran sanctions

Frankfurt Am Main - Washington's ambassador in Berlin has been pressuring German firms "daily" to comply with American sanctions on Iran, a spokeswoman said Thursday, even as European governments look to shield their companies from US ire.

Texan campaigner for 3D-printed guns wanted for sex with minor

Washington - A Texas man who has played a central role in the US debate over 3D-printed weapons and caused panic by publishing firearm blueprints online is wanted for having sex with a 16-year-old, police said Wednesday.

Two Koreas' leaders in mountain show of unity

Seoul - Kim Jong Un and Moon Jae-in visited the spiritual birthplace of the Korean nation Thursday for a show of unity after their North-South summit gave new momentum to Pyongyang's negotiations with Washington.

Facebook building a 'war room' to battle election meddling

San Francisco - Facebook on Wednesday said it will have a "war room" up and running on its Silicon Valley campus to quickly repel efforts to use the social network to meddle in upcoming elections.

Poland may not be ready for 'Fort Trump': US Army head

Washington - Poland might not yet be ready for a permanent US military base, the head of the US Army said Wednesday, the day after Polish President Andrzej Duda offered to host "Fort Trump.

Protests at Miami restaurant owned by chef that hosted Venezuela's Maduro

Miami - Angry Venezuelans protested Wednesday outside a Miami restaurant owned by a celebrity Turkish chef who recently hosted President Nicolas Maduro for an ostentatious steak dinner in Istanbul.

DNA sleuths bolster case against three ivory cartels

Tampa - DNA tests on smuggled elephant tusks have identified three major ivory cartels in Africa and are helping investigators bolster the criminal cases against some of the most dangerous traffickers, researchers said Wednesday.

'More work' to get a continental trade deal: Trudeau

Ottawa - There is still a way to go to reach a new North American Free Trade Agreement, Canada's prime minister said Wednesday, brushing off US pressure for a quick deal as high-level talks resumed in Washington.

Macron to meet Trump, Iran's Rouhani at UN in New York

Paris - President Emmanuel Macron will separately meet his US and Iranian counterparts, Donald Trump and Hassan Rouhani, during the UN General Assembly in New York next week, the French presidency said Wednesday.

NSA leak fuels rise in hacking for crypto mining: report

Washington - Illicit cryptocurrency mining has been surging over the past year, in part due to a leaked software tool from the US National Security Agency, researchers said Wednesday.
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